December 06, 2013

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: Review of John Gottman’s book

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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D., with Joan DeClaire. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 220 pages. Review by Kathy Kuhl How do your children deal with feelings—their own and other people’s? Not being able to deal with emotion wisely can cripple your children’s future. John Gottman, offers […]

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March 28, 2013

Peacemaking

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  Peacemaker Ministries offers help in conflict resolution from a biblical perspective. I’ve found Ken Sande’s book, The Peacemaker, and Corlette Sande’s Young Peacemaker workbooks both very practical and thought-provoking. The first book comes in a student edition. The Young Peacemaker comes with a DVD containing a series of workbooks, suitable for about ages 9-15. […]

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February 22, 2013

Getting help for difficult and awkward situations

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When I interviewed 64 parents for my book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, several women told me about not being able to take a child with autism to church, because he or she could not tolerate either the worship service or Sunday School. When Carol Barnier blogged about dealing with adults who are mean to a child with […]

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January 09, 2013

Christine Fields’ book, Homeschooling the Challenging Child

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Review by Kathy Kuhl In Homeschooling the Challenging Child, Christine Field provides a useful guide for parents of children with learning or attention difficulties, strong wills, and other personality traits that make homeschooling harder. Field, a trial lawyer turned homeschooling mom who homeschools her four very different children in Wheaton, Illinois, wrote a well-organized and clear book. […]

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January 09, 2013

ADHD & Me: What I Learned From Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table by Blake E.S. Taylor

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New Harbinger, 2007. 176 pages. ISBN: 978-1-57224-522-8 Any parent of a teen with learning problems will be encouraged to see another teen with those problems is able to write a book. How much more encouraging when it’s a well-organized, helpful book. This book is not a “Here’s how I did it” success story, but a […]

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January 09, 2013

Raise Your Child’s Social IQ by Cathi Cohen, L.C.S.W.

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Raise Your Child’s Social I.Q. guides parents to help develop their children’s social skills. A mother and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience running a mental health practice and counseling children and adolescents, Cohen has written a clear, practical book to help us apply the principles she developed […]

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January 09, 2013

E-book: Holiday Social Skills for your Wired Child by Carol Barnier

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Ebook from CarolBarnier.com. 37 pages. $4.95. Carol has written a clear, funny, and helpful workbook to make the holidays less stressful for your child and for you. In thirty-seven pages, she explains why social parts of the holidays are so difficult for our children, and offers practical activities to ease the way. The book […]

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