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Parent Communication and Social Issues Publications

Resource Title: Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values

Description and Uses: This book presents a clear and simple message which is that children are continuously learning from their parents. Parents should be cognizant of the importance of their role in shaping a child's core values and moral structure. The authors of this publication acknowledge this fact and encourage parents to take further action by creating a nurturing home learning environment for their children. GEAR UP coordinators can use this as a resource to plan parent workshops.

How to Order: Workman Publishing Co., Inc. 708 Broadway. New York, NY. (212) 254-5900. Email: info@workman.com. ISBN 0761109196. Website: http://www.workman.com. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values

Resource Title: The Do's and Don'ts of Parent Involvement: How to Build a Positive School-Home Partnership

Description and Uses: Building and maintaining positive relationships within school communities is important to student academic success; however, doing such is easier said than done. This book can be used by parents as a tool to begin establishing alliances with school personnel.

How to Order: Jalmar Press. PO Box 1185. Torrance, CA. (310) 816-3085. E-mail: jalmarpress@att.net. ISBN 1-56499-015-x. Website: http://www.personhoodpress.com/jalmarpress.html.

The Do's and Don'ts of Parent Involvement: How to Build a Positive School-Home Partnership

Resource Title: Educational Resources 2005

Description and Uses: This catalog of resources includes standards-based education literature. Teachers and GEAR UP coordinators can use it as a reference to order supplementary instructional materials.

How to Order: California Department of Education. CDE Press Sales Office. PO Box 271. Sacramento, CA. (800) 995-4099.

Educational Resources 2002

Resource Title: Ending the Homework Hassle: Understanding, Preventing, and Solving School Performance Problems

Description and Uses: The transition from elementary to middle school can be challenging for many students. One of the challenges is the increase in a student's homework load. This easy-to-read book helps parents manage their new middle school parent responsibilities by encouraging them to become more involved with their student's homework. This resource offers tips and strategies that can be easily incorporated into a family's daily routine.

How to Order: Andrews and McMeel Publishing. c/o Simon & Schuster, Inc. 100 Front Street. Riverside, NJ. (800) 943-9839. ISBN 0836228073. Website: http://www.amuniversal.com/amp/. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

Ending the Homework Hassle: Understanding, Preventing, and Solving School Performance Problems

Resource Title: Finding Help When Your Child is Struggling in School

Description and Uses: This resource offers parents a primer on how to identify the signs of potential learning, attitude, and behavior problems that students may face in their academic life. GEAR UP coordinators can use this book as a resource for developing parent workshops. Parents can use this book to learn how to talk with counselors, teachers, and other school personnel when problems arise.

How to Order: Golden Books Publishing Co. ISBN 0307440753. Website: This item can be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

Finding Help When Your Child is Struggling in School

Resource Title: Healthy Teens Facing the Challenges of Young Lives: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers, Educators, and Health Professionals

Description and Uses: This comprehensive resource is a practical, easy-to-read guide that provides suggestions for parents on how to effectively guide their children through adolescent development. The publication can be used by parents who are in search of ideas on how to work within their homes and schools to promote safe and healthy places to learn for their students. The extensive book, organization, and resource list that is provided will assist anyone developing a parent education workshop/program.

How to Order: Bridge Communications, Inc. 1450 Pilgrim Road. Birmingham, MI. (800) 808-9314. ISBN 0962164550. Website: http://www.bridge-comm.com.

Healthy Teens Facing the Challenges of Young Lives: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers, Educators and Health Professionals

Resource Title: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Description and Uses: True communication between parents and their students can be challenging at times, particularly during adolescence. This resource serves as a guide, offering tips and suggestions on how to effectively communicate with your child. The book is a valuable addition to any educator's resource library. GEAR UP coordinators can also use the material to help plan and develop parent workshops.

How to Order: Harper Collins Publishers — Avon Books. 10 East 53rd Street. New York, NY. (212) 207-7000. ISBN 0380811960. Website: http://www.harpercollins.com/. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Resource Title: How to Handle A Hard-to-Handle Kid: A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Changing Problem Behaviors

Description and Uses: As students go through adolescence, they experience many conflicting feelings and emotions. These factors are sometimes misinterpreted as behavioral problems. This book helps parents recognize the difference between routine adolescent behavior and potential problems. Parents can benefit from the tips, examples, and resources highlighted in the book and, in turn, assist their children in becoming more responsible students. GEAR UP coordinators can use this resource to plan parent workshops.

How to Order: Free Spirit Publishing. 217 Fifth Avenue North, Suite 200. Minneapolis, MN. (800) 735-7323. E-mail: help4kids@freespirit.com. ISBN 1575420465. Website: http://www.freespirit.com. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

How to Handle A Hard-to-Handle Kid: A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Changing Problem Behaviors

Resource Title: The School-Savvy Parent

Description and Uses: Practical and positive tips are packed into this resourceful guide. Written by teachers, the suggestions offered are clear, concise, and easy to understand. This book would be useful when planning parent workshops.

How to Order: Free Spirit Publishing. 217 Fifth Avenue North, Suite 200. Minneapolis, MN. (800) 735-7323. E-mail: help4kids@freespirit.com. ISBN 1575420724. Website: http://www.freespirit.com. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

The School-Savvy Parent

Resource Title: The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

Description and Uses: This book explores the devastating effects of language bias. The publication addresses the role of language diversity and acknowledges the significance of a multicultural approach to teaching. Areas of discussion include language and identity, language in the classroom, and teacher knowledge. This reference book is well suited for a professional library as it may help broaden awareness and perspectives about language and culture in the classroom.

How to Order: The New Press. 38 Greene Street, 4th Floor. New York, NY. (800) 233-4830. ISBN 1565848209. Website: http://www.thenewpress.com. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

Resource Title: Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems

Description and Uses: This book highlights parenting principles that can be used to help students gain self-confidence and problem-solving skills and improve their self-esteem. The activities noted in the book provide parents with valuable tips on how to encourage responsible conflict resolution. This resource can also be used by GEAR UP coordinators or teachers planning parent workshops.

How to Order: The Empowering People, Inc. PO Box 1926. Orem, UT. (800) 456-7770. ISBN 0761514708. Website: http://www.positivediscipline.com. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems

Resource Title: Positive Discipline for Single Parents: Nurturing Cooperation, Respect and Joy in Your Single-Parent Family

Description and Uses: The tools and strategies in this book were designed to help parents teach their children important coping skills. The book shares many insightful stories of single parents' trials and successes. GEAR UP coordinators or teachers planning parent workshops can use this resource to gain a better understanding of their students and their families.

How to Order: The Empowering People, Inc. PO Box 1926. Orem, UT. (800) 456-7770. ISBN 0761520112. Website: http://www.positivediscipline.com. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

Positive Discipline for Single Parents: Nurturing Cooperation, Respect and Joy in Your Single-Parent Family

Resource Title: Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teen and Yourself through Kind and Firm Parenting

Description and Uses: Adolescence can be a time of great stress for students and their parents. This resource highlights a number of empowering, commonsense approaches to raising children and encourages parents to use positive reinforcement when disciplining their children. The book can be used as a tool to help better understand teens overall and as a reference when challenges arise. GEAR UP coordinators can use the material as a resource when developing parent workshops.

How to Order: The Empowering People, Inc. PO Box 1926. Orem, UT. (800) 456-7770. ISBN 076152181X. Website: http://www.positivediscipline.com. This item can also be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com.

Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teen and Yourself through Kind and Firm Parenting



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