Wednesday, December 23, 2015

'Change Your Mind, Not Your Child' by Michael Cavallaro



Even if you’ve never been a parent or don’t plan to be one this book is for you. Discover how your own upbringing and family patterns influence your life experiences today. See what you can do to change the patterns that no longer serve you.

Learn how to assist yourself and your children in becoming self-directed, self-actualized and loving human beings. Transform the way you parent, ending old family patterns that have been carried on for generations. Create of a new way of living that is rich and fulfilling.

By using the tools in this book you become a model of love and self-actualization for your child. You show them that there are no mistakes only discoveries and that you can choose how you experience life. Nurture, love and guide yourself and your children to become fully self-directed and as you change, life becomes a richer and satisfying experience for all whether you choose to be a parent or just parent yourself.

Change Your Mind Not Your Child: Loving Your Child by Raising Your Consciousness is a call for consciousness to all, seeking to raise healthier, happier human beings, whether parents, those considering having children, families of all kinds, or anyone wishing to have a fulfilling relationship with themselves and others.


Read an excerpt:
Beginning a parent-child relationship

Developing a parent-child relationship is optimally begun in the womb and continued after birth. When a child is conceived, connection by both the mother and the father to the growing child creates an unseen bond that will last a lifetime. Please do not assume that this is for mothers only because the child is inside her body, this connection is with and for fathers equally. The only difference is that the mother has a direct temporary biological connection. Once the child leaves the womb this biological connection ends and the connection afterwards becomes psychic and emotional.

If the father develops a psychic and intuitional connection with the child while they are in the womb bonding with the child once they come out is much easier.


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About the author:

Michael Cavallaro’s life work has been finding ways for people to integrate their spiritual nature with their everyday lives. For over 40 years he has helped thousands to lead healthier, happier lives by finding practical solutions to life’s challenges. As an international speaker, his true gift is expressing what each person knows within their own heart but never fully admits; assisting individuals who are ready to shed what’s not working in order to let their own light shine.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Magnetic Blocks from Tiny Finger Zone




KIDS ARE...

...silly, happy and always finding new ways to learn with all their senses

They need to touch, see, and make...

By giving them magnetic blocks and shapes it opens the door for 
imagination

learning to count, color, stack and group

problem solving and critical thinking skills 

the ability to build in any direction, against gravity

unstructured and open-ended play

discovery and

so much more than a piece of paper and a pen


~~Check out these magnetic blocks by Tiny Finger Zone~~


Build on a table or on the floor.

Stick them to a board or the refrigerator door.

Possibilities are endless, as is your imagination.

Visit Tiny Finger Zone and get your own magnetic station.

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Block kits are available in 20, 30, or 50 pieces.

Buy flat shapes and/or pattern book, as well.

You can also create your own collection.

About Tiny Finger Zone:

Our goal is to make safe toys for your kids. Toys that are simple yet provide a versatile amount of play. Magnetic blocks allow your kids to become build against gravity.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Kid Trotter: The most innovative family travel video series ever!


The Kid Trotter is an innovative, fun, upbeat travel video series unlike anything else that has been produced ever…. The series of videos is aimed at showing parents how much fun it can be to travel with kids and also to entertain children, educate them, and inspire curiosity about the world.

It is being produced by an Irishman Sean, a French TV journalist Valerie and a little 5 year old girl called Enya . They are traveling the world and producing a unique and fun travel video program detailing their adventures. The main aim of this initiative is to open kids up to other cultures and and also to show parents that foreign travel is one of the best investments in childrens future.

In a pilot period they have produced an amazing 10 episodes from Vietnam and are now embarking on a trip around the world. Exciting times for families that love travelling and that want to inspire their kids to learn about other cultures and the great big world around us !!

Be sure to watch with the kids ... and Enjoy !

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Promoting Positive Power: A program for teachers and students by Marguerite Clancy



About the Program:

Promoting Positive Power is a program that aims at solving the issues which may lead to violence. This program is designed for teachers who wants to be on the top of their game. The book is a major breakthrough for teachers because it will help their students improve on their behavior as they will learn skills that will help them manage their emotions. Invest in the Program, Promoting Positive Power offers the skills and techniques to inspire students to achieve to their potential through joy and humor. 

The book is aimed at developing:
  • Self-esteem and Self-confidence.
  • Skills to Manage Emotions.
  • Skills of Goal Setting. 
  • Communication Skills.
  • Conflict resolution Skills.
  • Techniques to Handle Bullying and much, much more.

The techniques that are in the books include:
  • Meditation, Visualization and Positive Thinking.
  • Humor.
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), a technique which has proved very powerful in modern healing. 
  • Song Writing
  • Time Management.

With these techniques the teacher should be well assured that the students will have a change of behavior which will in turn help the teaching-learning process.

Some of the benefits of this program include:
  • Behavior will improve as students learn to manage their emotions.
  • Possibility of Violence and bullying will decrease as students have anger management skills.
  • Academic achievement will increase as students set goals and manage their time effectively.

Promoting Positive Power consists of:
  • A Teacher’s Manual.
  • A Student Book.
  • A DVD on Song Writing by Song Writer, Sean Batchelor.
  • A DVD on how to use EFT narrated by Sean Batchelor.

Available on the website:


About Marguerite Clancy: 

Marguerite Clancy has much experience working with children and families as a teacher, teacher adviser, counsellor, life coach, and in private practice. She researched ADHD in and Internationally for her Master Degree in education. She is also trained in Sandplay Therapy, Clay Therapy, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

Sunday, September 27, 2015

STEM Storiez by Zyrobotics



Blurb:

STEM Storiez is a set of switch-accessible e-books focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). STEM Storiez incorporate narration, interactive visuals, animations, sound, and adjustable print into an accessible format for inclusion of all children with or without special needs. The unique interactive methods incorporated into STEM Storiez are designed to support the diverse learning needs of children, while making learning fun and interactive.

Book links


Bio:

Zyrobotics, LLC is an inclusive technology company. Our mission is to enable freedom through technology by developing products that are adaptive to each individual’s capabilities. For children, our products uniquely enable accessible play. Zyrobotics’ first product offerings include switch-to-tablet interactive toys, interactive robots, and a suite of switch-accessible apps that are specially designed for therapy and education. Zyrobotics, LLC was founded in 2013 as a Georgia Tech Venturelab spin-off company.

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zyrobotics/402223876544935

Twitter: @Zyrobotics

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Help kids with math skills with 'Yamie Chess: The Adventures of Tigermore & The Mind Angels'


About the book:

Available now in eBook format, Yamie Chess: The Adventures of Tigermore and the Mind Angels is the School Library Journal-endorsed children's graphic novel, written and edited by math teachers working with United States national chess masters. Originally published as the partner math book in our interactive math learning aid, the work offers clear, concise and NCTM-aligned math lessons on algebra, number sense and operations, geometry, data analysis and measurement to build cognitive thinking for school. Purchase includes 2 downloads: the EPUB version (best viewed on tablets) and the original print PDF version.

Read the rave reviews from educators and download your choice of format here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Introducing the Math-a-morphosis app! Created by kids for kids!


About the app:

A math game for kids by kids We are three homeschooling sisters currently in elementary and middle school. Math-a-morphosis is a math learning program to help elementary level kids practice the basic math operations, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. In each operation, there are three levels, where you can start as a caterpillar (easy), then grow into a cocoon (medium), then transform yourself into a butterfly (hard). The app tracks your highest score. It also has no time limit, so you can use it on your own pace. So what are you waiting for!? Download the app and begin transforming!!



Features
  • Tracks your highscore
  • Four great operations
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Three stages
  • Caterpillar
  • Cocoon
  • Butterfly



Designed for ages 3 and up.

Rated E for Everyone.

Available for Windows 8 and above, or on mobile devices.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Inspirational Reading Posters

Are you looking to spice up the decor in your classroom, library, or school hallways? One of the best messages you can send to kids through your displays is to encourage reading. Consider some of these beautiful posters:



Most of these are 100% original artwork. Please check out the artist's store and purchase your favorites!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

'College Access: Paying for College' by Julie Doar-Sinkfield


Blurb:

One-stop shopping for figuring out how to pay for College for the parent or child from birth through college attendance. Don't miss out on opportunities to lower costs and save money through making a college education an affordable asset.


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About the Author

Julie Doar-Sinkfield is an executive coach and management consultant who specializes in assisting companies with recruiting, developing and retaining employees. She is an expert on organizational structure and cultural change within organizations.

Now living in São Paulo, Brazil, she works closely with Asian and American investors developing businesses in Latin America and teaches business English and presentation skills to executives in Brazil. The New York native has several years of international experience living, working and learning in Europe and South America. She speaks four languages – English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.

She is the founder of William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., an institution she led as chief operating officer and executive director for eight years. The school, named after her father, attained full accreditation in its fourth year, was ranked as a Top 10 charter school in the city, and was one of just a handful of charter schools within the America’s Choice school network. During her last year as executive director, 100% of the school’s graduating seniors were accepted to post-secondary schools. She is credited with securing more than $1.4 million in grants and donations during her tenure.

Doar-Sinkfield earned a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies with Honors from Wesleyan and a master’s degree in sociology from Northeastern. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Visit her online:

www.juliedoarsinkfield.com

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Monday, May 11, 2015

'Guided Reading Activities (For Individuals and Groups)' by Innovative Teaching Ideas


Product Description:

This pack includes 70 self directed tasks for students to complete during reading / literacy time in your classroom either independently or in groups.

Just add a leveled reader or visual text. All of these tasks can be applied to any text being read either at home or in the classroom.

Each task has clear instructions aimed at students from grades 2 - 6 which have fun but educational activities that can be completed in around a 40 minute time frame. But there is enough tasks here to keep your reading groups going for a year. Believe me I have been using these for years.

The idea is that you would laminate these and stick them in a space that students can access during literacy sessions.

This allows you to move around your room and work with other students knowing that students working on these tasks have a worthwhile task to be completed.

As I indicated earlier all tasks are 'evergreen' meaning that they can be applied to any text you are working through.

Note that this book was revised in March 2015 and has now doubled in content.

Available at

Why just teach when you can inspire and innovate!

Find more products at Teachers Pay Teachers.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

'Minecraft for Parents' by Cody and Erica Wagner



About the book:

Are you a parent who doesn't know how to play Minecraft; yet your son or daughter is very interested in the game? Why is this such a popular game? Minecraft for Parents provides you with clear cut instructions on how to play this game from start to finish. Prepare to learn about mobs, different dimensions and even how to meet other players. You will also learn the language of Minecraft players. This book also includes helpful pictures.


http://amzn.to/1K00yyv


Authors Bios: (This book is by a brother and sister).

Cody Wagner is a twin. He is all about cars, with his favorite being Dodge. First thing each morning, he reads car news even before breakfast. He is also quite the history buff. When he is not playing with his sister, he is reading car news and discovering new car driving games for his Xbox or PC. Cody plans to become CEO of Dodge.

His hobbies are bowling, swimming, sledding and playing racquetball.

Erica Wagner is a twin. She likes science, astronomy, technology and doing paleontology digs. When she is not playing with her brother, she spends her time reading about dinosaurs, space and other science topics. She also has a fashion side where she likes to design clothes and make her own creations. Erica plans to become a scientist.

Her hobbies are bowling, swimming, sledding and playing racquetball.

Friday, May 8, 2015

'Music Beginners Guide: Everything Music Students and Parents Need to Know' by Jane Moyer



Music Beginners Guide:
Everything Music Students and Parents Need to Know

Do you want music in your life or your child’s life? This book will help you get off to a good musical start. It provides guidance on:
  • When to start music lessons
  • Establishing motivating musical goals
  • How to decide which instrument to learn first
  • Popular first instrument choices — how and where they’re played, special considerations, buying and maintenance tips
  • Shopping for your instrument
  • How to find the best teacher or music learning program for you
  • How to get the most out of lessons and practice
  • Performing with confidence
  • How to keep progressing musically
  • How to be an effective music parent

Music Beginners Guide is available in both paperback and Kindle versions through Amazon. 


What Musicians, Teachers & Parents Are Saying About
Music Beginners Guide: Everything Music Students and Parents Need to Know

“Comprehensive...easy to read...a valuable resource...”
Music Beginners Guide is well-written and a good resource for anyone to begin his or her journey to learn about music in a foundational manner. The book is a valuable resource for music educators to recommend for reading by parents of young musicians, beginning musicians of all ages, or anyone with an interest in learning more about music.- Music Educators Journal, December 2014

Comprehensive and engaging. A compact instruction manual for achieving musical success.
Music lessons are an elementary school rite of passage that should be fun and inspiring, but sometimes can deteriorate into an endurance contest and struggle of wills. Anyone who takes music lessons, but especially the parents of young music students, will find in this Music Beginners Guide a tremendous resource and blueprint for a thoughtful and informed approach to the study of music. Music Beginners Guide is an engaging and complete look at every aspect of music study, and the author's enthusiasm for this subject is apparent on every page. 
Ms. Moyer, who has studied no less than 10 instruments herself, is an articulate advocate for the study of music. From deciding on an instrument, choosing a music teacher and strategies for effective practice, to dealing with performance anxiety and considering music as a career, every detail of studying music is included in this comprehensive text. Music students of all ages and in every stage of study will find something of interest and relevance here. 
The most exceptional feature of this book lies in the gently probing questions it asks, which enlighten and guide readers to deeper understanding of and insight to their musical goals. Ms. Moyer brings her experience and skill as a talent developer and coach to this book, making it more than just a how-to manual - it is a little instruction book on achieving musical success. As someone who has maintained a private music studio for over 30 years, I can recommend Music Beginners Guide as a helpful and thorough text for music students of all ages and levels of study, and I look forward to sharing it with my own students.
- Christa, Musician, Music Teacher & Parent
Excellent Resource
...It is a wonderful compilation of information, insight, and your experience as a musician and and a musical Mom, and I want to thank you for your idea to do it, the concise and professional way you put it together and organized it, and the work you did to put it out there for parents as an excellent resource for them to use!

- Debbie, Musician, Suzuki Music Teacher & Parent
Fabulous for parents --especially homeschoolers!
I have been homeschooling my children since 1997, and I have never seen such a comprehensive or engaging book about music education. The book was such a pleasant read, it was like chatting over a cup of coffee with a musician friend about your children.
While I learned a bit of piano as a child and sang in choir in high school, I knew nothing about other band or orchestra instruments until now...With this book, I now have more options as I have a better understanding of other instruments, and I will certainly recommend it to other parents in my homeschooling groups, as well. Since each of your children is likely to have a different learning style and a desire to choose a different instrument, you are likely to be reaching for this book more than once!

- Homeschool Parent

Loved learning more myself about the many instruments that are available
Comprehensive is the one word that sums up this book. As a clarinet player that started way back in grade school, I think that this book would have really helped my parents deal with the whole music scene. It can be used as a reference for quick information or read cover to cover to give a more thorough understanding of instruments, voice, and performance. 
As a student this book would have encouraged me to not give up when frustrated. It give wonderful pointers to new or seasoned musicians. 
I highly recommend it to everyone who has a child interested in playing an instrument or developing their voice. The student can learn much as well by picking up a copy. 
Thank you Ms. Moyer for your book! 
- Terri, Musician
An Excellent Guide
An excellent guide for parents who are seeking to enrich their children's lives through music. Jane Moyer's book captures many aspects of the musical journey that will leave parents satisfied to know that music is important to the development of any child. I am a classically trained musician and truly enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book to any parent who is considering adding music to their child's education and life. 
- Ellen, Musician and Music Teacher

http://amzn.to/1IpsFVC


About the Author: Jane Moyer

Music has always been an important part of author Jane Moyer’s life. She started playing the recorder in 2nd grade, begged her mother for piano lessons in 3rd, joined the band in 4th and has never been without a song in her heart, head and fingers since.

After laying a strong foundation in classical music by earning a Bachelor of Music degree at Michigan State University, Jane expanded her musical life by exploring jazz and playing folk music out in the real world. She’s learned to play ten different musical instruments.

Jane has played many musical roles — from formally-taught to self-taught music student, performer, teacher, arranger, accompanist, ensemble member, music spouse and parent. She’s picked up musical ideas by hanging around conservatory students, church musicians, folkies, jazz cats, opera buffs, Suzuki music teachers, composers and songwriters. She takes in used instruments and gives them a good home as others might take in stray cats.

Monday, April 6, 2015

How to help the defiant child, by Barbara Roba, author of 'Building Blocks of Positive Parenting'

How to help the defiant child

Defiance is displayed when children refuse to follow rules and the directions of those in authority. This is typically seen with parents, teachers, and other caregivers. Defiant children use inappropriate behaviors such as being rude, refusing to do what they are told, and causing disruptions. Parents and teachers are normally very frustrated with these children and wish they could find a way to help increase compliance.

The majority of defiant children lack positive experiences in their life and may have parents who are authoritarian in
nature. This type of parenting style reinforces punishment rather than discipline (teaching) and does not take into consideration the feelings, needs, or wants of the child. It is a “do as I say, no matter what” approach to raising kids. Needless to say,this is unhealthy. As a result, we see these children displaying defiance and longing for control over their lives. This may result in using negative behaviors in an effort to obtain this control. Over time, the tension between child and parent worsens as the child’s response to punishment results in learning how to use defiance to get their needs met.

75 interventions are listed for defiance. I listed four here:

1. Be patient, consistent, and as positive as possible. Acceptable behavior happens over time and is highly influenced by parents, peers, life experiences, and interventions used by adults.


2. Attempt to identify your child’s triggers to becoming defiant. Do this by asking yourself, “What happened just before the behavior occurred?” Once you have it figured out, use incentives to motivate your child to have a more productive outcome in the future. Future planning for success is part of the learning process for both of you. 

3.. Identify what purpose the behavior is serving. Do this by asking yourself, “What happened after the behavior occurred?” This will help you to evaluate your own behavior and environmental factors that may be reinforcing negative behaviors.

4. Choose your battles carefully. Try not to argue or force compliance. These two things only serve to escalate hostile interactions. Use strategies such as planned ignoring, calmly give choices, calmly giving consequences, and letting the topic go until your child is calm. At that time, be ready to discuss how to use more appropriate behaviors.

Want more tips? Check out her book 'Building Blocks of Positive Parenting':

Blurb:

The book that parents wish their children were born with is here!Do you wonder what to do when your child refuses to listen to you? Do you wish your child wasn't so defiant? Is there a way to quell tantrums? Do you know how positive discipline can make your life easier as a parent? In The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting, Barb answers each of these questions and much more with easy to understand explanations, tips, plans, and interventions than can be put into place today!

Most parents have very busy lives and don't have the time or energy to spend reading parenting books cover to cover. The best part of The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting is that you don't have to read the whole book to see changes in your child. In the first few chapters, you will easily learn the foundations to positive parenting. From there, you take control and get to pick and choose from behaviors specific to your child. Doing so will allow for a targeted approach instead of having to weed through information that has nothing to do with your child and family. Given our fast-paced world, this book is a refreshing and easy-to-use tool to encourage positive change.



Buy links

Bio:

Barb Roba is a licensed mental health counselor and has earned a masters degree along with her Certificate of Advanced study in school counseling. Her area of expertise is found working with young children and their families to develop positive parenting and behavior management techniques. Barb is a mother of two boys. She currently works as an elementary school counselor and provides online mental health therapy to clients.

Find her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Catherine Leeland tells you how to get FREE money for your PTA organization


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Author Bio:

Catherine Leeland is a wife, mother of 3, and youth education advocate. She believes in the Public School System and continually encourages parents to get involved in their children's education. She has served as a County District PTA Representative, Local PTA President, Local PTA Membership Committee Chair, and supports numerous youth education advocacy initiatives. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and 3 children.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

'The Bully Blueprint' by Virgil A. Greer III


Blurb:

The new book titled The Bully Blue Print offers a complete and comprehensive insight in to the mind of a bully, the victims of bullying and how to deal with both.
  • Learn more on why your child is refusing to tell you that they are being bullied at school
  • Obtain an in-depth knowledge on the reasons for bullying
  • Understand bully victims better and help them out on a prompt basis
  • Teach your kids on how to spot bullies and what type of behavior constitutes bullying
  • Help rebuild your kids’ self-esteem and grow in to strong and independent individuals
  • Save up on the costs of endless hours of counseling, therapies and support groups
  • Explore some of the most efficient ways for your kids to deal with bullies
  • Debunk popular myths about bullies and break away from stereotyping
  • Identify the different types of bullying, such as physical, emotional and cyber.
Written by an expert in the field, this book is written in a straightforward manner and offers practical guidance on how to help your kids overcome bullies and build up their self-esteem.

Buy your copy from the website!

About the author:
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Certified Master Instructor through the World Taekwondo Federation in Korea
  • Owner and operator of U.S. Elite Martial Arts Since 2003. 
  • Involved with martial arts since the age of 10

Master Virgil A. Greer, Born in Akron, Ohio Master Virgil A. Greer III walked into his first training hall at the age of ten, in his home town of Akron Ohio. He began his path in martial arts in 1990 and has been teaching actively for 20 years, 14 since relocation to northwest Chicago suburbs and opening U.S. Elite Martial Arts & Fitness Center in Arlington Heights, IL .

He is passionate about instilling the traditional values of respect, focus, self-discipline, self-control and dedication. Master Greer’s experience andpassion for martial arts is seen in the way he teaches. His coaching expertise works for kids of the youngest ages all the way up to adults who wish to learn.

His training sessions are designed for everyone involved whether they are looking to just get in great shape or they are looking to take it up a level and compete at National level. These basic principals shine through in his teaching methods and are a core value of the school.

He has formed an extremely dedicated team of instructors who are all passionate about mentoring students in physical training and mental development.

It is their hope that every student who comes to the martial arts mat will experience growth and excellence in every area of their lives.

In the recent years Virgil A. Greer III has recognized the damage bullying has had on our community and young children, which had led him to become a Certified Bully Expert and utilizing a curriculum that has been taught to students in hundreds of schools nationwide. Also Master Greer has recently written and released a book titled “The Bully Blueprint” a parents guide to understanding and dealing with bullies. Our anti-bullying approach is unique because it provides bully-proofing strategies for all — whether students are directly targeted by bullies or they are witnesses who must learn how to effectively intervene. Some of the concepts are based on professional protocol known as Verbal Judo, which has been street-tested and used by law enforcement and public safety professionals for over 28 years.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Tips for parents of children with ADHD by Barbara Roba

How to help the child with ADHD

Children who have ADHD need very clear, consistent, and predictable limits. They have a hard time with warnings and unclear consequences. The same is true for those children who remain undiagnosed yet regularly display short attention spans, impulsive behavior, and/or hyperactive symptoms. Children who have difficulties in this area characteristically have poorer grades in school, fewer positive peer relationships,have lower self-esteem, and have more trouble with those in authority as rules and directions are not easily followed.

These are good children who want to please others, want to be liked by their peers, and who want to get good grades. However, several factors exist for these children that may not for their peers. To begin with, the brains of children with ADHD or like symptoms are wired differently than other children who do not suffer from attentional, impulsivity, and/or hyperactive symptoms. Environmental factors also contribute to the likelihood of experiencing difficulty in this area. Those who come from chaotic homes, have inconsistent parents, those who are abused or neglected, or have any other ongoing stressors are at a much higher risk.

My book has 45 inventions for ADHD. Here are four of them:

1. In the moment, teach your child to consider the consequences of their actions. If the consequences are not favorable, they should think about what choice to make instead.


2. Keep your verbal requests simple and clear. Many children with ADHD can only effectively manage one-step directions. Too many words make your message hard to understand.

3. Ensure your child has complete understanding of your requests and expectations. Do this by role-playing or physically showing them what you are expecting.

4. Use nonverbal directives when possible, such as sign language or pointing to the rules as a reminder. Many children become unaffected by verbal requests. Eventually, it sounds like “blah, blah, blah.” Nonverbal communication sends a different type of message that can be even more effective.

Want more tips? Check out her book 'Building Blocks of Positive Parenting':

Blurb:

The book that parents wish their children were born with is here!Do you wonder what to do when your child refuses to listen to you? Do you wish your child wasn't so defiant? Is there a way to quell tantrums? Do you know how positive discipline can make your life easier as a parent? In The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting, Barb answers each of these questions and much more with easy to understand explanations, tips, plans, and interventions than can be put into place today!

Most parents have very busy lives and don't have the time or energy to spend reading parenting books cover to cover. The best part of The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting is that you don't have to read the whole book to see changes in your child. In the first few chapters, you will easily learn the foundations to positive parenting. From there, you take control and get to pick and choose from behaviors specific to your child. Doing so will allow for a targeted approach instead of having to weed through information that has nothing to do with your child and family. Given our fast-paced world, this book is a refreshing and easy-to-use tool to encourage positive change.



Buy links

Bio:

Barb Roba is a licensed mental health counselor and has earned a masters degree along with her Certificate of Advanced study in school counseling. Her area of expertise is found working with young children and their families to develop positive parenting and behavior management techniques. Barb is a mother of two boys. She currently works as an elementary school counselor and provides online mental health therapy to clients.

Find her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Barbara Roba, author of 'Building Blocks of Positive Parenting,' on children who do not listen

When Children Don't Listen

A child who does not listen to their parents, teachers, or other authority figures is one of the most common parenting concerns out there. Listening and actually doing what one is told are two very different things. We can listen to the words coming out of someone’s mouth, but that doesn’t mean that we will act on those words. The action part is a choice. In this case, it is the choice of your children.

As parents, we would like our children to always choose to act upon our requests in an appropriate manner. Reality quickly pulls us back when we encounter daily struggles in this area. Whether your child is not paying attention to you, is being defiant, or doesn’t seem motivated, you continue to be highly interested in them listening.

My book lists 29 interventions in the section of "Does Not Listen" I have listed four of them here:

1. Check that your child understands what you are saying. Do this by asking questions such as “What did I ask you to do?” or “Tell me what you heard me say.”

2. Begin counting to three when your child does not listen after one reminder or warning. If you get to the count of three, it means that your child should receive a pre-established negative consequence, such as a time-out. Much of the time, you will find that you will only have to say “one” and your child will begin to follow through with your request. Tip: Your child must be aware of the process and know what will happen if you get to three before you try
the counting method.


3. Use eye contact each time you and your child speak to each other. This helps to make sure you have their attention.

4. Remove all possible distractions when talking with your child. Turn the television off, no one else should be talking, you should not be texting, you should not be multitasking, etc. I know it is hard, but give it a try.


Want more tips? Check out her book 'Building Blocks of Positive Parenting':

Blurb:

The book that parents wish their children were born with is here!Do you wonder what to do when your child refuses to listen to you? Do you wish your child wasn't so defiant? Is there a way to quell tantrums? Do you know how positive discipline can make your life easier as a parent? In The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting, Barb answers each of these questions and much more with easy to understand explanations, tips, plans, and interventions than can be put into place today!

Most parents have very busy lives and don't have the time or energy to spend reading parenting books cover to cover. The best part of The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting is that you don't have to read the whole book to see changes in your child. In the first few chapters, you will easily learn the foundations to positive parenting. From there, you take control and get to pick and choose from behaviors specific to your child. Doing so will allow for a targeted approach instead of having to weed through information that has nothing to do with your child and family. Given our fast-paced world, this book is a refreshing and easy-to-use tool to encourage positive change.



Buy links

Bio:

Barb Roba is a licensed mental health counselor and has earned a masters degree along with her Certificate of Advanced study in school counseling. Her area of expertise is found working with young children and their families to develop positive parenting and behavior management techniques. Barb is a mother of two boys. She currently works as an elementary school counselor and provides online mental health therapy to clients.

Find her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Meet Barbara Roba, author of 'Building Blocks of Positive Parenting'

Today I would like to welcome Barbara Rosa to the blog. You have already seen her book Building Blocks of Positive Parenting. Here, she is going to let us get to know her, her background, and services that she offers. Then, over the next few weeks, she will provide tidbits of advice on some common parenting topics on which she counsels. Thanks for stopping by!

What was the inspiration for creating your website and book? 
My own children have been my greatest inspiration in writing this book. I have seen a lot over the last 15 years working with children that I felt the desire to share what works and what doesn't work with the world. Additionally, in my career I was unable to find a resource that included parenting, mental health issues, and strategies all in one place - until now!
What kind of background do you have in parenting and education? 
I am the mother of two active boys. I have a masters degree in school counseling, a New York State license in Mental Health Counseling, a certificate in professional life coaching, and have worked as a school counselor for the past 13 years.
What do you offer on your website? 
behaviorcorner.com offers childhood behavior based content for parents and teachers. A blog for popular topics and strategies for positive parenting. Our newest blog for teachers is coming soon. Membership is available for free which opens up the newsletter section and allows for regular emails with positive parenting tips. Online counseling is also available which gives flexible options of email, IM, and Skype.
Do I have other books in the works? 
Yes, I am working on my second book right now that is directly related to "The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting" but will be for educators. The foundation of working with students along with strategies paired with diagnoses and common misbehaviors will be formatted for easy use in schools.
Are children today more difficult than we were at the same age? 
I feel that children aren't more difficult. They just have more to process and manage. Media, technology, and social networking has opened up a whole new world of knowledge that wasn't present even just a few years back. New developments happen daily. It is hard for children to distinguish between what is "cool" and what is appropriate. Parents definitely need to play a large role in this.

Because there is so much information out there, how do you make yourself stand out? 
"The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting" is one of a kind. No other book puts together foundations, explanations of diagnoses and misbehaviors paired with specific interventions, plus an appendix complete with even more tools.
Thank you so much for your time! We look forward to hearing more from you.

Check out her book 'Building Blocks of Positive Parenting':

Blurb:

The book that parents wish their children were born with is here!Do you wonder what to do when your child refuses to listen to you? Do you wish your child wasn't so defiant? Is there a way to quell tantrums? Do you know how positive discipline can make your life easier as a parent? In The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting, Barb answers each of these questions and much more with easy to understand explanations, tips, plans, and interventions than can be put into place today!

Most parents have very busy lives and don't have the time or energy to spend reading parenting books cover to cover. The best part of The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting is that you don't have to read the whole book to see changes in your child. In the first few chapters, you will easily learn the foundations to positive parenting. From there, you take control and get to pick and choose from behaviors specific to your child. Doing so will allow for a targeted approach instead of having to weed through information that has nothing to do with your child and family. Given our fast-paced world, this book is a refreshing and easy-to-use tool to encourage positive change.



Buy links

Bio:

Barb Roba is a licensed mental health counselor and has earned a masters degree along with her Certificate of Advanced study in school counseling. Her area of expertise is found working with young children and their families to develop positive parenting and behavior management techniques. Barb is a mother of two boys. She currently works as an elementary school counselor and provides online mental health therapy to clients.

Find her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Monday, March 9, 2015

'The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting' by Barbara Roba, Ed.M., CAS, LMHC


Blurb:

The book that parents wish their children were born with is here!Do you wonder what to do when your child refuses to listen to you? Do you wish your child wasn't so defiant? Is there a way to quell tantrums? Do you know how positive discipline can make your life easier as a parent? In The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting, Barb answers each of these questions and much more with easy to understand explanations, tips, plans, and interventions than can be put into place today!

Most parents have very busy lives and don't have the time or energy to spend reading parenting books cover to cover. The best part of The Building Blocks of Positive Parenting is that you don't have to read the whole book to see changes in your child. In the first few chapters, you will easily learn the foundations to positive parenting. From there, you take control and get to pick and choose from behaviors specific to your child. Doing so will allow for a targeted approach instead of having to weed through information that has nothing to do with your child and family. Given our fast-paced world, this book is a refreshing and easy-to-use tool to encourage positive change.

Read an excerpt:
The handbook that you always wished you had begins right here, right now. 
At the cornerstone of parenting there are several things to keep in mind when raising your children. These “must-know” items are separated into the following categories:
-Foundational skills
-Communication
-Behavior
-Intervention

It is your job to shelter your children from the ills of the world and then to finally set the record straight by educating them on what they are seeing and how that impacts the expectations that have been set for them.

This may sound strange, but it is true: the best time to inter- vene in your child’s misbehavior is when the misbehavior is not happening.

Each childhood behavior and disorder is categorized by the following three reference points:
• Introduction to the behavior or mental disorder
• Formal diagnosis as defined by the American Psychiatric Association
• Interventions that put you on the path to improving behaviors

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Bio:

Barb Roba is a licensed mental health counselor and has earned a masters degree along with her Certificate of Advanced study in school counseling. Her area of expertise is found working with young children and their families to develop positive parenting and behavior management techniques. Barb is a mother of two boys. She currently works as an elementary school counselor and provides online mental health therapy to clients.

Find her on Facebook and on Twitter.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

'Quotes 4 Success' Compiled by Isadore Rosenberg, Ph.d, Educational Psychologist


Blurb:

A special compilation of over 500 indexed motivational quotations, proverbs, and wise sayings to help everyone (especially students) to achieve their full life & academic potential- collected over a forty year career as a College Professor of study skills.

Anyone of these over 500 quotes may serve as the impetus to help you achieve your life goals and and achieve your academic goals as well.

Some years back I started by own personal file of quotations, wise sayings & proverbs to use in the classroom. I found that in my contact with students of today, many do not have the benefit of folklore quotations as my generation did.

The original book is now out of print.....however this is a rare opportunity to own this valuable motivational resource in kindle format at a investment of under a penny a quote.

All proceeds of this book are being donated to non profit educational programs.



Read an excerpt:
PREFACE
Some years ago, when I started to lecture, counsel and teach, I also started a file for my personal use containing quotations and sayings on the subject of student motivation. I felt the collection would enhance what I was trying to do. This anthology is an outgrowth of that file. 
In my contact with my students, I find that many do not have the benefit of folklore quotations from their elders as did my generation. I feel it is a motivating factor for the student to have an inspiring saying at his command to use when needed. Any one of the over 500 quotes may serve as the impetus to help the student achieve his academic goals.
Later editions will include exercises to help the student improve his vocabulary and study skills.
Isadore Rosenberg

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About the author:

Isadore Rosenberg, Ph.d, [left] with Dr.
Jack Fujimoto, Past President of
Pierce College and West Los
Angeles College
Isadore Rosenberg born on May 28th 1918 in Manchester, Hampshire and was the last of six children born to Russian Immigrants who were fleeing the pogroms of the time in Europe, peacefully passed away on Feb 04, 2008. 

As a High School student he formed a big band style music group with Isadore playing trumpet. 

He proudly served his country during World War II as a war correspondent for the military publication the Stars and Stripes. In this capacity he interviewed Glen Miller in Paris, Frances, just before the fatal crash take off of the entertainers plane. 

After his Military Stint, Isadore went on to earn a undergraduate degree from Saint Aslum College in New Hampshire. Additional education degree in the form of a Masters Degree in Social Work was bestowed upon Isadore as a result of his graduation from Columbia University. 

Isadore was always open to new experiences, including hitch hiking across the entire United States while in his early twenties. 

Upon coming to Los Angeles in 1952, he worked helping dozens locate jobs in his role as a social worker at Jewish Vocational Service. Among those he helped was a young Joseph Cossman who later went on to great success, marketing various nationwide fads including the very popular Ant Farm. 

After getting a sense of the trails and tribulations facing job seekers in the Los Angeles area, Isadore Rosenberg wrote a book entitled, There is A Job For You In Los Angeles. The book was published by the Thomas Brothers , and each book came bundled with their helpful map of Los Angeles. 

Under a coveted Ford Foundation scholarship grant, Isadore Rosenberg earned an additional Master's Degree from the University of Southern California (USC). 

In 1960 Isadore Rosenberg joined the faculty of Pacomia Junior High School. He heroically assisted the rest of the staff during a plane crash that occurred while the school was in session. Additionally while at Pacomia Junior High, he had as a student, Richie Valens who ironically was killed in a fatal plane crash, shortly after his graduation from high school.

In 1972 Isadore Rosenberg joined Pierce College a Professor of Psychology and study skills center coordinator. Isadore Rosenberg developed several innovative programs to help students. An example was the MAW program that stands for Mature Academic Women. This particular program helps returning mothers and other older females who desire to go back to college. 

He also founded the Pierce College Emeritus Association, as a networking/ and social group of retired Professors from Pierce College. Isadore while at Pierce College wrote two additional books- one entitled, Developing Your Academic Intelligence, and another book on Motivational Quotations. 

Aside from vocational contributions Isadore Rosenberg was also very active in the Jewish Community. For a long period on High Holiday services, he worked raising money for Israelfrom the sale of Bonds. Isadore was also a great humanitarian as shown by his Red Cross record for blood donation. He had donated so much over the years that Mayor Riodrian award him a officialCity Proclamation in 1998 for his gift of life. 

Isadore will always be remembered for always having a joke to share, and that most of the time, the jokes he would tell also had a life message associated with it. He loved the limelight both in the Classroom and out of the Classroom- and by way of example, talked Paul Rodriquez to allow him to tell a Joke at the Laugh Factory at their most recent 29 th annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the community. According to the owner of the Laugh Factory, Dad was one of the oldest people to grace this stage. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Ultimate SAT - ACT Wordshop



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Allen Dobkin has been teaching children since 1999 and joined the Kentwood team in 2007. While his official training was in the Social Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, his background in business and technology has enabled him to bring essential twenty-first century skills to the classroom. His effectiveness and ongoing popularity with students and parents has pushed him from Middle School teacher to High School teacher, to High School Principal and finally to School Administrator overseeing the implementation of the Kentwood systems throughout the entire program. Mr. Dobkin has also advocated for Learning Disabled students in the public school system; designed curriculum materials for use in all classrooms; developed educational applications in Microsoft Excel and Google Drive/Docs. He is a published author and avid reader in the realm of speculative fiction. Married to a public high school Science/ESE teacher, he knows what really goes on behind the beauracracy. Mr. Dobkin is from New York and holds a B.S. in Social Sciences.