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Title: Beauty Is the Beast: Appearance-Impaired Children in America
Author: Ann H. Beuf
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Date Published: # January 1990
Title: Between Parent and Child
Author: Haim G. Ginott
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Date Published: July 2003
Synopsis Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children. Written by renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, this revolutionary book offered a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing and introduced new communication techniques that would change the way parents spoke with, and listened to, their children. Dr. Ginott’s innovative approach to parenting has influenced an entire generation of experts in the field, and now his methods can work for you, too.
In this revised edition, Dr. Alice Ginott, clinical psychologist and wife of the late Haim Ginott, and family relationship specialist Dr. H. Wallace Goddard usher this bestselling classic into the new century while retaining the book’s positive message and Haim Ginott’s warm, accessible voice. Based on the theory that parenting is a skill that can be learned, this indispensable handbook will show you how to:
- Discipline without threats, bribes, sarcasm, and punishment
- Criticize without demeaning, praise without judging, and express anger without hurting
- Acknowledge rather than argue with children’s feelings, perceptions, and opinions
- Respond so that children will learn to trust and develop self-confidence
In Between Parent and Child, renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott offered a prescription for empathetic yet disciplined childrearing that put an emphasis on good communication skills, an approach that influenced many subsequent experts in the field. In this new edition, clinical psychologist Alice Ginott (the wife of the late Haim Ginott) and family relationship specialist H. Wallace Goddard usher Between Parent and Child into the new century while retaining the book's positive message and Haim Ginott's warm, accessible voice. Among other skills, parents will learn how to: -- Praise children for their actions, not their existence -- Criticize a particular act rather than generally denigrating a child -- Avoid threats, bribes, and sarcasm to improve parent-child communication
When Between Parent and Child was first published in 1965, clinical psychologist Ginott (d. 1973) broke ground with his message that good parents are not born but made by learning communication skills. Alice Ginott, Haim's wife and a retired psychology professor, and Goddard, chair of the National Council on Family Relations, aim to update this best seller for the 21st century. The basic ideas haven't been tampered with-as the text stresses, when talking to their children, "parents should be protective of feelings, not critical of behavior." The chapters on discipline and especially sex education have been the most extensively rewritten to reflect societal changes, e.g., views on masturbation. The epilog has also been extended to address instances when children may need professional help (9/11 is mentioned). Empathic communication is nothing new, and some of Haim's diction is outdated, but the author's simple formula repeated in many and various examples helps parents understand what it really means to respect children while being authoritative. Adele Faber's How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk offers exercises that help parents practice Ginott's principles. Recommended for larger public libraries.-Maryse Breton, Davis Branch Lib., CA
Author: Thomas H. Powell, Peggy Ahrenhold Gallagher
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
Date Published: # June 2006
Focus on the brothers and sisters and their relationships with a handicapped sibling. Discussion includes brothers and sisters as teachers at home and at school, expectations of parents, and the adjustment of the family. Resources for parents and siblings.
Author: Patricia Tanen-Leff,Elaine H. Walizer
Publisher: Brookline Books, Incorporated
Date Published: # January 1999
Expert Commentary From Library Journal: There are few crises as devastating as finding out that one's child is disabled or seriously ill--one of the themes of this powerful book designed for parents and health professionals. The authors, a psychiatrist and a mother of a special-needs child, cover all the implications of living with mental and physical disabilities. Having a ``special'' child puts the entire family at risk, and such families must perform extraordinary tasks day after day. The authors pull no punches; the talk is frank, alternately depressing and uplifting. Dozens of entries from parents and healthcare workers aim to educate, invite change, and stimulate personal growth. A list of parent resources and a glossary are included. This book is excellent for parents, doctors, nurses, therapists, and teachers. Public and school libraries should consider.-- Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
Author: M. Cay Holbrook
Publisher: Woodbine H
Date Published: Date: July 2006
Expert Commentary From Library Journal: The publisher has delivered another excellent volume in its "Special Needs Collection" (see also Children with Cerebral Palsy, LJ 4/1/91, and Children with Mental Retardation, Woodbine House, 1993). Following the easy-to-use format established by the other texts in the collection, the chapters-each written by authoritative authors-deal with the medical, emotional, legal, educational, developmental, and day-to-day issues that must be faced by the parents and families of children with visual impairments. Each chapter closes with parental statements that provide special insight for those with children whose impairment is newly diagnosed. A comprehensive glossary and an extensive list of national and state resources round out the book. Essential for parenting and special needs collections.-KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Auburn, Wash.
Author: Sue Schwartz
Publisher: Woodbine H
Date Published: # June 2007
Expert Commentary From Library Journal: Overwhelmingly, hearing parents raise deaf children. Most of the time they have no prior exposure to people with hearing loss and must face some very difficult options, for deaf education has been divided by controversy and bias for decades. This work provides comprehensive information on various methodologies with straightforward delivery, offering the perspective of parents and of children who have grown up since the publication of the first edition. While only three methodologies were discussed in the first edition total communication, oralism, and cued speech the auditory/ verbal and bilingual-bicultural approaches have been added here. This edition also covers in depth the medical causes of hearing loss, the diagnostic process, meeting with the audiologist, and the pros and cons of the newest technology, the cochlear implant. This work guides parents through the choices they must make for their child, covering conditions and treatment from both the parents' and the child's point of view. National organizations serving the deaf or hard of hearing are listed, along with contact information. Recommended for public libraries. Emily H. Ferren, Ruth Enlow Lib. of Garrett Cty., Oakland, Md.
Title: Counselling People with Disfigurement
Author: Eileen Bradbury
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company
Date Published: January 1996
Expert Commentary From The Publisher: Disfigurement is the consequence of a physical condition, not a condition in itself, but it can cause psychological and social problems in addition to the physical problems. Help in the medical context is generally seen as physical and practical, but every contact with a professional can be an opportunity to facilitate the person's general adaptation, to reduce distress or deal with specific and social problems. The purpose of this book is to provide practical advice for those who wish to offer such help. Counselling People with Disfigurement includes strategies specifically aimed at children, adolescents and adults, whether their disfigurement is congenital, traumatic or a result of disease processes. It addresses issues such as parental acceptance/rejection of disfigured children, superstitions and cultural differences concerning disfigurement, difficulties experienced in returning to school or work, problems in personal relationships, perception of body image, and making decisions over further treatment. Establishing a relationship between the helper and person with disfigurement is given detailed attention, and the needs of the helper are also examined.
Title: Face Value: Coping With Facial Disfigurement
Author: Linda R. Shafritz
Publisher: Face Value
Date Published: April 1994
Title: Her Monster
Author: Jeff Collignon
Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
Date Published: November 1993
This Book was reviewed by: Library Journal, School Library Journal and Scott Bradfield - The New York Times Book Review
From Library Journal: In this bittersweet first novel, best-selling science fiction author Eddie Talbot, born hideously deformed, hides from the world in a remote mountain cabin. He relies on visits from his mother for provisions, but when ill health renders her immobile, a young woman with a preference for punk-style hair and clothes takes over her duties. Eddie is forced to cope with the world outside his imagination and with the growing attraction he feels for his new acquaintance. Collignon has crafted a moving novel out of the trite beauty-and-the-beast theme, never trivializing the characters or their emotions. He weaves into the narrative an intriguing second level: the adventures of Eddie's fictional creation Alovar, a warrior in a post-apocalyptic society, banished because he is physically different. The author caps Eddie's and Alovar's stories with two startlingly effective and very different endings. Recommended for most fiction collections.-- Eric W. Johnson, Teikyo Post Univ. Lib., Waterbury, Ct.
From School Library Journal: YA-- An absorbing and touching novel that explores the concepts of beauty v. ugliness and the depths of differences that both can hide. A man/monster, so outwardly disfigured that he has hidden his entire life, is suddenly thrust into a speaking-only relationship with a woman whom he will not let see him. Their situation parodies Beauty and the Beast in many ways. She, with her spiked purple and orange hair, at first seems no beauty, although his outward appearance is definitely Beast. Inwardly, they find beauty in one another as their conversations expand. Philosophy, opposing values, warring emotions, troubling questions, and a good story all come together in this very readable and compelling book.-- Bunni Union, Geauga West Library, Chesterland, OH
Author: Donald J. Meyer,Patricia F. Vadasy
Publisher: U of Wash
Date Published: November 1996
# ISBN-13: 9780295975474
Expert Commentary From The Publisher: Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs focuses on the intensity of emotions that brothers and sisters experience when they have a sibling with special needs, and the hard questions they ask: What caused by sibling's disability? Could my own child have a disability as well? What will happen to my brother or sister if my parents die? Written for young readers, the book discusses specific disabilities in easy to understand terms. It talks about the good and the not-so-good parts of having a brother or sister who has special needs, and offers suggestions for how to make life easier for everyone in the family. The book is a wonderful resource, not just for siblings and their parents but also for teachers and other professionals who work with children with special needs. This revised and updated edition includes new sections on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, ultrasound, speech therapy, recent legislation on disabilities, and an extensive bibliography.
Title: Nobody's Perfect: Living & Growing with Children Who Have Special Needs
Author: Nancy B. Miller,J. C. Dieterle (Illustrator)
Publisher: P H Brooke
Date Published: January 1994
Title: Proud of Our Feelings
Author: Lindsay Leghorn
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Date Published: December 1997
Synopsis For children ages 4 to 8. Priscilla introduces her friends, each of whom is feeling and expressing a different emotion.
Expert Commentary This Book was reviewed by: The Horn Book, Inc., School Library Journal and The Publisher
From The Horn Book, Inc.: In a flat text, Priscilla introduces readers to her friends, each of whom is experiencing a different emotion. A brief explanation telling why her friends are feeling friendly or sad or frustrated is followed by a question such as "What makes you feel happy?" Stereotypes in the illustrations are unforgivable: an Asian girl is portrayed as feeling shy, and a red headed boy with freckles is angry.
From School Library Journal: PreS-Gr 2-Priscilla introduces her friends, one at a time, and describes how each is feeling and why. "Oh, Shelly's feeling shy. Meeting new people makes her feel shy." Pictured on the left with brief text and ample white space, Priscilla mimics each emotion with her facial expression and body language. On the right, in a full-page watercolor illustration with a narrow white border, Leghorn depicts the child in question living out each feeling. A variety of multiethnic youngsters express friendliness, sadness, happiness, silliness, anger, confidence, frustration, loneliness, excitement, fear, and security. All the characters appear together in a double-page spread at the end, obviously pleased with themselves. In an introductory note to adults, the author suggests that they expand the interactive text by having children draw or act out different feelings. While not particularly exciting, this is a serviceable vehicle for exploring the topic. Pair it with Jeanne Modesitt's Sometimes I Feel Like a Mouse (Scholastic, 1992).-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community-Technical College, CT
From The Publisher: For parents, teachers, and professionals who often wonder how to react to the dizzying array of emotions expressed by children, help is now at hand. Proud of Our Feelings provides children with an entertaining and constructive way to learn to accept and appropriately express their emotions. It will also help to stimulate discussion and interaction between children and the adults who care for them. Proud of Our Feelings is a wonderful way for children and parents to explore and openly discuss their unspoken feelings, thereby helping the children to build the feelings of self-trust that will enable them to evolve into emotionally well-balanced people. Whether joy or sadness, excitement or anger, confidence or fear, this book addresses a different emotion on each page and asks insightful questions that will result in the fruitful exploration of the child's emotional landscape. In addition, children will identify with the real-life, multicultural illustrations, and the delightful prose will help to enhance the feeling being discussed.
Author: Donald J. Meyer, Patricia F. Vadasy
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
Date Published: # December 2007
Author: Donald J. Meyer
Publisher: Woodbine H
Date Published: September 1995
Synopsis Uncommon Fathers is a compelling collection of essays by fathers who were asked to reflect and write about the life-altering experience of having a child with a disability. Nineteen fathers have taken an introspective and honest look at this deeply emotional subject, offering a seldom-heard perspective on raising children with special needs.
The first book written for fathers by fathers, Uncommon Fathers should also be helpful to partners, family, friends, and service providers who will appreciate this rare forum and perhaps, learn from what these fathers have to say.
Author: Donald Joseph Meyer (Editor),Cary Pillo (Illustrator)
Publisher: Woodbine H
Date Published: October 1997
For children ages 8 to 11.
Expert Commentary From School Library Journal: Gr 3-10A collection of 45 brief essays by children and young adults who have a sibling with special needs, ranging from mental retardation through a number of rare syndromes. The writings are arranged in chronological order, from that of a 4 year old to an 18 year old. As such, they vary in quality as well as in insights into family relationships. The writings seem to be quite honest as some children come right out and say that they feel they are treated unfairly and that their siblings can get away with things that they cannot. In most cases, however, the children speak out against those who make fun of or misunderstand the youngsters who are different. As such, this book would be useful for schools that have special-ed programs or a number of mainstreamed students for it concentrates on what special-needs children can do rather than what they cannot, and makes a firm statement advocating community support for all members of the family. The final piece is an eloquent plea for giving opportunities to special children. The drawings illustrate the children in sometimes amusing ways and add informality rather than clarification. Information on the special needs is included, as well as addresses and Web sites to find more information. The disabilities or disorders are explained in a glossary. This is certainly a different kind of book on developmental disabilities and, as such, fills a need. Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA
Title: Your Child's Self-Esteem
Author: Dorothy Corkille Briggs
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Incorporated
Date Published: November 1975
Synopsis Self-image is your child's most important characteristic. How to help create strong feelings of self-worth is the central challenge for every parent and teacher. Your Child's Self-Esteem spells out the formula for this all-important goal. "A practical book of significant family helpfulness."--Los Angeles Times.
Expert Commentary From The Publisher: Step-by step guidelines for raising responsible, productive, happy children. Self-image is your child's most important characteristic. How to help create strong feelings of self-worth is the central challenge for every parent and teacher. The formula for how is spelled out in Your Child's Self Esteem.
"A practical book of significant family helpfulness." -- Los Angeles Times.
"One of the best books on child guidance...simple, practical, and consistently constructive in handling the innumerable questions that arise in any family." -- Dr. Paul Popenoe, Family Life.
Title: Visibly Different: Coping with Disfigurement
Author: Richard Landsdown,Tony Carr (Editor)
Date Published: July 1997
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