A Survival Guide for Parents of Students Making a Career Choice
Author: Andrée Harpur,Mary Quirke
Publisher: Orpen Press
Category: Social Science
Written by two experienced career guidance counsellors in an honest and clear style, Sorted! helps parents and secondary school students to negotiate the tricky process of choosing a career. With the intention of removing the stress and complications of making career decisions, Sorted: Outlines all the different options upon leaving school – higher education, further education, studying abroad, apprenticeships and professional trainingExplains how to make informed decisions around key areas such as the CAO process and choosing school subjectsExplores how natural interests and abilities can lead to an enjoyable and successful career Sorted! is an essential guide to the world beyond school primarily for parents, but will also prove useful for students, teachers and career guidance counsellors. About the authors Andrée Harpur of Andrée Harpur and Associates is an established guidance counsellor. She writes columns on career development in the Irish Times and the Sunday Business Post and is on the staff of the Master's in Career Guidance in Dublin City University. Mary Quirke is a private guidance counsellor with Career Confidence and assistant director of the Association of Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD). "All in all it is a fine product with a clearly defined audience. For any parent of a Leaving Cert student this would make ideal reading. While a lot of information is shared on the parental network and grapevine it is often not always reliable information, and this very readable book along with an approachable Guidance Counsellor should help fill the information vacuum." Guideline - The Institute of Guidance Counsellors Newsletter, Vol 38, No. 1
Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Social Science
Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of childrenâ€™s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a childâ€™s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parentsâ€™ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parentsâ€™ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.
Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Family & Relationships
New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.
Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between
Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl,Bill McGarvey
Publisher: Center Street
A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college.
From Cab Fares to Moral Snares
Author: C. K. Gunsalus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Business & Economics
A nationally recognized expert on professional ethics uses pungent real-world examples to help people new to the work world recognize ethical situations that can lead to career-damaging mistakes—and prevent them. Gunsalus offers questions to ask yourself, sample scripts to use on others, and guidance in handling disputes fairly and diplomatically.
How Young People Find Their Calling in Life
Author: William Damon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The author of Greater Expectations cites rising levels of young people who are entering adulthood without a clear sense of purpose, explaining how parents and educators can productively assist children to discover and responsibly pursue their true interests. Reprint.
Author: Adrian Blundell,Richard Harrison,Benjamin W. Turney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
All you need to know about becoming a doctor in the UK This book contains all the help you need to become a doctor. From applying to medical school through to choosing your specialty, you can find out: How to choose a medical school How to get into medical school How to survive as a medical student All about electives What life is like as a doctor As well as easy to follow information on choosing, getting into - and surviving - medical school, junior doctors in different specialties provide unique insight with firsthand accounts of what the job is like in real life, to help you plan and decide your future career path. Included in this fully updated third edition is the latest information on admission tests, an admission table with practical details about each medical school (as well as greater coverage of graduate medical schools), making this now even more comprehensive for everyone planning a career in medicine.
Author: Todd Whitaker
Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. Whether trying to resolve a heated argument or delivering bad news, it is essential to know how to handle difficult situations and establish positive relationships with your students’ parents. In this updated second edition of the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, award-winning educators Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore help you develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. The book’s features include: Tools to help you understand parents’ motivations and how to work with them rather than against them; Detailed scripts for dealing with even the most stubborn and volatile parents; New strategies for increasing parent involvement to foster student success; An all-new chapter on the role that social media can play in interacting with parents; and A new chapter on initiating contact with parents to build positive credibility. This must-read book will equip you with the skills you need to expertly navigate even the most challenging encounters with parents, and walk away feeling that you have made a positive and meaningful impact.
A Practical Guide for Parents
Author: Ellen Fellenz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Family & Relationships
A fellow educator once told me that her goal was to help students thrive, not just survive. The goal of this book is to help parents do the same while their children are in middle school. Middle school offers many challenges for families. Here you will find practical, easy to implement solutions to these challenges, as well as tools to keep the connection with your child during these years. Preserving your relationship with your child is not only important to make it through the middle school years, but essential to being an effective parent during the next stage of adolescence, Teenagers. This book was written to help you retain your sanity and sense of humor while persevering through these often challenging times as a parent.Parenting is not an easy job. So many parents have said to me, "If they (my kids) only came with a book!” Well, here is the book that should have come with your kids and will help your whole family get through the tough middle school years.
Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now
Author: Meg Jay
Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood. Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, THE DEFINING DECADE weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood-if we use the time wisely. THE DEFINING DECADE is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.
A Survival Guide for Work and Life
Author: Stephanie Spera,Sandra Lanto
Publisher: Jist Works
Here is expert advice on how to fight stress and win compiled from more than 15 years of intensive study, formal research, and hundreds of interactive workshops with thousands of participants. Includes a Personal Stress Test that pinpoints sources of stress and its effects, as well as 15 ways to reduce work-related stress.
Simple Rules For Success From Star Students
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Study Aids
Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time. Original. 17,500 first printing.
A Book on Child-rearing
Author: Bruno Bettelheim
Category: Family & Relationships
Suggests how parents can develop their own insights into child rearing, how to comprehend the children's behavior, and how to cope with situations in ways most beneficial to the child's well-being
The Breakthrough Program for Overcoming Your Child's Difficult Behavior
Author: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior—including tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativity—becomes chronic, it causes big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child,family and child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares a groundbreaking ten–day program to help parents understand their child’s behavior and regain control of their household. In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids and why it’s so destructive to the family, then offers parents a step–by–step guide on how to reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors.
Author: Timothy D. Walker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.
A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Have you ever longed to be able to draw or paint, write or compose music? With The Artist's Way you can discover how to unlock your latent creativity and make your dreams a reality. With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron leads you through a comprehensive 12-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity. This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe. The Artist's Way provides a twelve-week course that guides you through the process of recovering your creative self. It dispels the 'I'm not talented enough' conditioning that holds many people back and helps you unleash your own inner artist. Its step-by-step approach will enable you to: start out on your own path to creativity, dissolve the barriers that prevent your creative impulse from finding expression, use your rediscovered talents in whatever way you wish, learn that it is never too late to start fulfilling your dreams. The Artist's Way helps demystify the creative process by making it part of your daily life. It tackles your self-doubts, self-criticism and worries about time, money and the support to pursue your creative dream. It has already helped thousands of people to uncover their hidden talents - it can help you, too.