This book is primarily for families, friends and caregivers of people with disabilities. It offers a step by step guide to creating a plan for the future which provides for the safety, security and well being of people with disabilities. It leads the reader to look beyond professional human services when creating a safe and… More A Good Life: For You And Your Relative With A Disability
This book is full of great ideas, from simple arts and crafts activities, to tips for celebrating holidays, decorating, planning parties. Easy recipes, games, songs, also included.
This publication offers strategies on parenting practices that are based on scientific research that can be used by parents and guardians of children of any age. It also includes stories of how some parents have incorporated these strategies into their own day-to-day parenting activities, as well as insights from parenting experts. Rather than giving a… More Adventures In Parenting: How Responding, Preventing, Monitoring, Mentoring And Modeling Can Help You Be a Successful Parent
While this is an older book, the feelings expressed by parents are timeless. Tips on getting through the initial news, dealing with guilt and anger, dealing with isolation, marital stress, family issues, working with professionals.
Full of activities which are designed to help families talk with their children about their feelings, and help them to feel safe. (designed for children ages 12 and under). Poems and helpful information mixed in with the activities.
This book presents the techniques and practices that are fundamental to optimal child development and family functioning―how to set limits, provide guidance, and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love. Filled with valuable clinical vignettes and sample dialogues, Hughes shows how attachment-focused research… More Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children
Dr. Robert Naseef is a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism. He writes how parents can provide the best support for their child with autism—and ensure that the whole family’s needs are met. Weaving wisdom from years of clinical practice with candid first-hand insights on parenting a child from birth through adulthood,… More Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together
Offering solid guidance for mothers-to-be this guide focuses on basics like prenatal care, lifestyle choices, nutritional advice, and baby’s first few months. This fifth edition includes updated and expanded information on mental health issues, including postpartum depression and anxiety, for both moms and partners; hot topics such as immunizations, breastfeeding, and coping with inconsolable crying;… More Baby & Me: The Essential Guide to Pregnancy and Newborn Care (5th Edition)
Beyond Words is the story of how a boy finds his voice, as told by his mother. Even after years of experience as an educator, Diane Linder cannot make sense of the conflicting opinions of experts, nor can she accept the grim prognosis given to her young child. Through her recollections we follow the twisting,… More Beyond Words: Reflections On Our Journey To Inclusion
This book challenges families and professionals to help children with special needs to reach their full potential by using a proven motivational, how-to approach. This inspiring book provides detailed information on how to let go of the “perfect-baby” dream, face and resolve grief, avoid the no-false-hope syndrome, access early intervention services, and avoid the use… More Breakthrough Parenting For Children With Special Needs: Raising The Bar Of Expectations
This book guides parents and other caring adults how to help kids from the age of 18 months to 18 years build the seven crucial “C’s”–competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control- the critical ingredients young people need to bounce back from life’s challenges and thrive far into the future. It teaches how to… More Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings (3rd Edition)
Parents and professionals now have the opportunity to join Dr. Hughes, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, attachment, foster care and adoption, as he teaches a workshop on the method of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. learn how to understand these children who have lived in traumatic situations. Learn how to parent these… More Building the Bonds of Attachment
This work is a composite case study of the developmental course of one child following years of abuse and neglect. Building the Bonds of Attachment focuses on both the specialized psychotherapy and parenting that is often necessary in facilitating a child’s psychological development and attachment security. It develops a model for intervention by blending attachment… More Building The Bonds Of Attachment: Awakening Love In Deeply Troubled Children
When four-year-old Chloe Ramsey loses her mother to a drug overdose, her aunt and uncle immediately step in to adopt her. Tamara and Darryl have been fighting for custody of Chloe for years, and while they’re devastated by her mother’s death, they are thrilled to finally give Chloe the love and security she deserves. But… More Can I Go Home with You? Chloe’s Story of Trauma, Disrupted Attachment, and Psychotropic Medication
This easy-to-use guide gives you a quick overview on many topics related to working with young children with special needs. Learn about inclusion in early childhood programs and disability law, as well as typical vs. atypical development. The quick guide also covers several specific disabilities/special needs and provides definitions, common characteristics, and practical strategies for… More Caring for Young Children with Special Needs
Raising a child with a disability can often be more isolating and frustrating than any parent ever imagines. This book, written by a Mother, honestly describes the inner needs and range of issues parents with children having a disability face. Changed by a Child invites parents to take a moment for themselves. Each of the brief readings offers… More Changed By A Child
Beyond informing readers on the latest trends in technology, Dr. Gwenn provides the tools parents need to help their child navigate the digital world with insight and intelligence. Because, let’s face it, just because kids may be more technologically savvy than their parents doesn’t mean they have the wisdom and understanding to make good decisions… More Cybersafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media
Dads of Disability is a collection of 41 essays and poems that illustrate a father’s perception of and reaction to being a father of a child that experiences disability. It is not a “how-to” book but rather collection to illuminate the emotional lives of these fathers. Written for fathers AND mothers and any caretaker, this… More Dads of Disability: Stories for, by, and about fathers of children who experience disability (and the women who love them)
Mary Beth Busby and Megan Massey have something in common–they are both mothers of two sons with Fragile X syndrome. They wrote “Dear Megan” to offer hope and support to the millions of parents who care for and love their children with a disability. Written in the form of intimate letters between the two authors–who… More Dear Megan: Letters On Life, Love And Fragile X
A single mother explains to her son that his daddy left soon after he was born. Includes section with suggestions for answering the question, “Do I have a daddy?” This book is also available in Spanish.