The Power of Acceptance


Nancy Rose, author of Raise the Child You’ve Got, Not the One You Want.
Topic:
Why everyone thrives when parents lead with acceptance
Issues: Understanding and accepting your child’s core traits; What you can and can’t change about your child; the power of acceptance; building a healthy parent-child connection; raising your children to be the best, happiest selves.

Toddlers on Technology + Raise the Child You’ve Got


Patti Wollman Summers, co-author of Toddlers on Technology.
Topic:
Helping parents grab the reins of their digitod’s digital technology.
Issues: Secrets to managing touchscreens in a toddler’s life; choosing apps in tandem with your child’s learning style; creating balance between screen time and real-life activities; the latest research on the effects of screen time on young children’s brains.


Nancy Rose, author of Raise the Child You’ve Got, Not the One You Want.
Topic:
Why everyone thrives when parents lead with acceptance
Issues: Understanding and accepting your child’s core traits; What you can and can’t change about your child; the power of acceptance; building a healthy parent-child connection; raising your children to be the best, happiest selves.

Guys and Dolls—Playmates or Enemies?

Dear Mr. Dad, I have an eight-year-old son who loves sports and video games and does lots of other “boy” things. But he also likes to play with dolls—really girly ones. Does that mean he’s gay? Is there a way to tell this early on? And if he is gay, what should we do?

A: Have you ever noticed that there’s something of a boy-girl double standard? When a girl climbs trees, refuses to wear dresses, plays with trucks, and tears the heads off her Barbies like my oldest daughter did, no one worries about whether she’s gay. In fact, being a Tom-boy is seen as kind of cool. But when boys buck traditional gender roles, people start to panic.

So let’s get this out of the way right up front: your son is too young to have discovered his sexual orientation. Could be that he just likes dolls and is giving his imagination a workout. The fact that he plays with dolls doesn’t mean that he’s gay (neither would singing show tunes or having tea parties) any more than wresting or showing an interest in hunting or monster trucks would mean that he’s straight. There are plenty of heterosexual men who played with dolls when they were kids, and plenty of guys with daughters (myself included) who’ve discovered that playing with dolls can be a lot of fun. It’s even more fun when the daughters join in.
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College Life + School Refusal Behavior + College Acceptance Secrets

www.amazon.co.ukGuest 1: Anne Crossman, coauthor of Getting the Best out of College.
Topic: Insider advice for success in college.
Issues: Ensuring that college-bound students are actually getting the most out of their college experience—and their money’s worth—once they arrive on campus; mastering every important aspect of college life (academically, socially, and beyond); how to full advantage of your college career and still have fun in the process.


www.amazon.co.ukGuest 2: Christopher Kearney, author of Getting Your Child to Say “Yes” to School.
Topic: Helping a child with School Refusal Behavior (SRB).
Issues: Defining SRB (it’s a difficulty attending school or remaining in class for an entire day; how SRB differs from truancy or school phobia; recognizing the signs and symptoms of SRB; working with your child’s teachers to overcome SRB; how friends can help (or hurt).


www.amazon.co.ukGuest 3: Don Dunbar, author of What You Don’t Know Can Keep You out of College.Topic: A top consultant explains the 13 fatal application mistakes that can get a child rejected.
Issues: Why character is the key to college admissions; when “just be yourself” is a mistake; what admissions directors are really looking for and how they make their decisions.