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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby braxtonhicks » 19 Oct 2011, 19:16

nickythechicki wrote:Hey All,
So jumping back up the page a little to the mention of Suzuki method to teach music.... does anyone know of Suzuki violin or piano teachers in the Tianmu/Beitou/Shilin area please?
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Hi Nicky,

Someone posted a while back at Parent Pages about the Suzuki method in Tianmu with the following info:

The Suzuki ZhongCheng room: 2876-8417
Main office: 2833 2021
http://www.suzukimethod.org.tw/
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby imlostinasia » 04 Apr 2012, 09:30

Here's a book I've been reading that's been useful in many aspects. 'Have a new kid by Friday' by Dr. Kevin Leman. :bravo:

Check it out at,
http://www.haveanewkidbyfriday.com/Book ... nting.aspx
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby 914 » 16 Apr 2012, 10:56

www.kellymom.com for breastfeeding and parenting support.

If you are in San Francisco CA proper, Golden Gate Mothers Group (www.GGMG.org) is a great resource for parents of children up to age 5. Membership is $75/year and includes discounts on local businesses and events for families. Also, Berkeley Parents Network (BPN) is a listserv for families in the SF Bay Area, there is no age limit.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby Petrichor » 16 Apr 2012, 14:55

An excellent British website supporting the national curriculum there is BBC Bitesize. Very good for people who want to maintain their children's English literacy at home. It covers all school ages.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby EKHuang » 11 May 2012, 12:55

The one book I'll recomend is "The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be". I was skeptical but it was helpful...and targetted to fathers. It shared actual situtations and thoughts that actually related to me.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby Vay » 20 May 2012, 20:25

I can't recommend these, as I haven't got them yet, but they looked interesting and definitely something different:

Parenting Beyond Belief - On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion

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...and...

Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide for Young Skeptics

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The latter is actually for kids, not parents, but seems it could be a valuable resource as well.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby Vay » 02 Aug 2012, 18:58

Got Parenting Beyond Belief. It is a book of essays, and so of course some I find more insightful and some less so. However, one thing it definitely does is provide a hell of a lot of other resources, which I'll share here:
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On Ethics/Values

Humphrey, Sandra Mcleod.
If you had to choose, what would you do?

Barker, Dan.
Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong: A Guide for Young Thinkers

Berry, Joy.
A Children’s Book About Lying

Mather, Anne and Weldon, Louise.
Character Building, Day by Day: 180 Quick Read-Alouds for Elementary School and Home

Medhus, Elisa.
Raising Children Who Think for Themselves

Medhus, Elisa.
Raising Everyday Heroes: Parenting Children to be Self-Reliant

Wykoff, Jerry.
20 Teachable Virtues

Espeland, Pamela.
Knowing and Doing What’s Right: The Positive Value Assets

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On Grieving and Death

Emswiler, James and Mary-Ann
Guiding Your Child Through Grief

Thomas, Pat.
I Miss You – A First Look at Death

Rothman, Juliet Cassuto.
A Birthday Present for Daniel: A Child’s Story of Loss

Dougy Center
Thirty-five Ways to Help a Grieving Child

Arent, Ruth P.
Helping Children Grieve

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On religion

Hamilton, Virginia.
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World

Bennett, Helen.
Humanism – What’s that? A book for curious kids.

Barker, Dan
Just Pretend: A Freethought Book for Children
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby Teddoman » 13 Aug 2012, 21:51

FEEDING
The following are feeding books I wish I had read at the very beginning. They are essentially about how learning to eat is a developmental process and not just a physical thing that has to be done. The more autonomy you give your child in the feeding process, the more feeding competency they should develop without creating unhealthy emotions towards eating that can lead to feeding disorders.

Child of Mine, by Ellyn Satter (http://www.facebook.com/ellynsatterassociates)
Baby-Led Weaning, by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett (available via web on Amazon Kindle cloud reader)

If your child has already developed an issue, you will probably want to read this one:
When Your Child Won't Eat Or Eats Too Much: A Parents' Guide for the Prevention and Treatment of Feeding Problems in Young Children, Dr. Irene Chatoor (available via web on Google Play)

CONSTIPATION, SOILING, WETTING, ACCIDENTS
Constipation is a major psychological vicious cycle once it develops. I would advise being very aggressive in dealing with constipation at the first whiff of it. A single instance of constipation can cause a child to start withholding, and therefore creates a vicious cycle of further constipation and further withholding, that is very difficult to break.

It's No Accident is a good primer on the dangers of constipation and its relationship to soiling, wetting, and also a good intro to bathroom issues in schools and issues to think about in potty training. Once you see what kids with constipation have to deal with, you won't want to let your kids get it. There are kids that are on Miralax or other treatment protocols for 10+ years, unable to resolve their constipation issues.
(available via web on Amazon Kindle cloud reader)

Tip: adding large amounts of organic prune juice (pure prune juice, not a juice blend) to your baby's milk is a good way to keep their stool soft. Err on the side of caution!
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby mechelle » 08 Oct 2012, 11:52

A good book specifically for parents raising kids abroad/3rd culture kids.
"Raising Global Nomads" by Robin Pascoe
Probable available at Page One bookstore below Taipei 101.
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