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|#15962/1400 ALPHA CHILDREN with Dr. Gordon Neufeld|
A growing number of children and youth are presenting as demanding, prescriptive, bossy and controlling. A disturbing number of these alpha children are turning into bullies as well. Alpha children can be challenging to manage and, by their nature, are more likely to present with troubling behaviour. Internationally renowned developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld uncovers the surprising roots of the alpha complex and in doing so, opens the doors for lasting change: in the family, in the classroom and in society. Four hours - divided into four one-hour sessions.
|#10732/1710 CALMING THE TEMPEST: Helping the Explosive Child|
Many children and teens who have difficulty managing their anger need to be taught the cognitive skills necessary for coping with frustrating situations that demand flexibility. This program provides parents, teachers, and caretakers with an awareness of, and an overview on, how to teach these skills at home and school.
|#13718/1120 CHILD's MIND (A): How Kids Learn Right and Wrong|
"Highly Recommended" Video Librarian How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to situations that challenge their morals. Expert interviews help explain how and why children develop as they do as well as stress why fostering moral development is crucial.
|#12259/1120 DISCIPLINING KIDS Without Screaming or Scolding|
Let's face it! The title of this video alone conjures up a world of different pictures for just about everyone. "Spare the rod...", "Tough love...", "Loving smacks...", yelling, scolding, humiliating, understanding? Viewers get to see some of the most effective methods dramatically presented and let's face this too; aside from a little revenge, what's most desired is effectiveness!
|#9690/0405 ESSENTIALS OF DISCIPLINE (3 Programs)|
This lively three-part series presents candid footage of real-life disciplinary situations as experts explain how to implement a methodology designed to strengthen the parent/child relationship, develop communication, encourage trust, and teach responsibility. Three 25 minutes parts: THE TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL YEARS - Shows how to use positive discipline techniques such as timeouts and problem-solving to guide youngsters. THE MIDDLE YEARS (Ages 5 to 12) - Demonstrates how techniques, like home rules, problem-solving, and honest communication, can be used to deal with the behavior problems associated with growing up. THE TEEN YEARS (Ages 13 to 18) - Illustrates how to encourage teenage independence while taking responsibility for actions and behavior.
|#14173/0463 GOOD DISCIPLINE: Understanding Difficult Behaviors and Turning Them Around
This program provides an overview of teaching, coaching, and parenting techniques that can be used to help elicit positive changes in a child’s behavior. Explains how to employ these time-tested, yet simple techniques to achieve targeted goals and specific behaviors. Also features a series of tips and insights for dealing successfully with youth of all ages - from early childhood to elementary-school age to teenagers.
|#13719/1120 GUIDING BEHAVIOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD|
Toddlers and preschoolers often behave in ways that frustrate their parents and caregivers, and even endanger their own safety. They are not intentionally being "bad" (or are they, the little devils!?). Parents and caregivers learn how to best influence behavior without taking all the fun out of being a kid.
|#13742/1290 HAPPY MEALTIMES AND HEALTHY KIDS: The No Fuss, No Fight Approach|
'YYYEEECCHH! I'm not eating that. I hate it!' When it comes to feeding, adults decide what, when and where food is served, while children decide whether or not to eat and if so, how much to eat. The expert advice in this video for parents and caregivers will make this conflict less of a contest. Includes a Training Guide that provides complete background information, discussion topics, activities and more that supports feeding strategies discussed in the video.
|#13748/1290 KIDS AND FAMILY FOOD ISSUES|
Food and mealtime issues, obesity and eating disorders, eating together at regular family dinners; all of these issues can be contentious for both parents and children. Viewers learn that they can also be the source of family communication and strengthened relationships.
|#16043/1120 MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN: Theories, Stages, Impact|
How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of developmental theorists and learn about theory of mind. Expert interviews help explain how and why children develop as they do, and stress why fostering moral development is crucial for parents and caregivers. Hear children's reactions to situations that challenge their morals, and discover ways for caregivers and teachers to foster healthy growth at home and in the classroom.
|#8701/0905 POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: Without Shaking, Shouting, or Spanking (3 Programs)|
Using real life scenarios, this 3-part video series contrasts harmful, reactionary parenting with more effective, positive-parenting techniques that are proven to be healthier for kids. After watching this program, parents will be able to put these new skills into practice and bring harmony into their homes. Grades 9 to A
|#15291/1470 POSITIVE PARENTING 1: Cooperation, Tracking and Encouragement|
Getting kids to behave and to cooperate can be a real challenge; it’s easy for both parents and children to slip into negative and frustrating interactions. In this all new first program, parents learn three techniques for keeping parenting positive and focuses on making effective requests. *Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire. *See also POSITIVE PARENTING 2 and 3!
|#15292/1470 POSITIVE PARENTING 2: Setting Limits and Behavior Contracts|
Getting kids to behave and to cooperate can be a real challenge - it’s easy for both parents and children to slip into negative and frustrating interactions. Parents learn how to effectively set limits and use behavior contracts. Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire. See also POSITIVE PARENTING 1 and 3
|#15293/1470 POSITIVE PARENTING 3: Time Out, Privilege Removal and Extra Chores|
Parents learn how to cope with situations that have turned negative and to make reasonable, clear demands on children while listening to their input and being responsive to their needs, abilities and limitations. Includes Viewer’s Guide, Reproducible handouts and Questionnaire. See also POSITIVE PARENTING 1 and 2
|#16040/1400 RAISING CHILDREN IN A DIGITAL WORLD with Dr. Gordon Neufeld|
The digital revolution has happened so quickly that it has caught most of us off guard. Yet the digital world is here to stay, changing our society in ways that have far-reaching consequences for our children. What are the implications for parenting? How do we harness the spectacular connecting potential and yet avoid the pitfalls of attachment technology gone awry? How do we prepare them to live in this new world and yet preserve what is required for healthy development to take place? We have followed our children into the digital world and yet for their sakes as well as ours, need to restore our lead in order to avoid the insidious dangers that live in the shadows of this potent technology. Dr. Neufeld looks at the digital revolution as a developmentalist committed to helping parents help their children become all they were meant to be. He not only explains the drive underlying today's digital technology but also points to a way through. A 2.5-hour presentation.
|#15005/1400 RELATIONSHIP MATTERS|
Dr. Gordon Neufeld examines the challenges faced by parents and teachers today in helping children realize their full potential. We all want our children to become caring and considerate individuals. Yet achieving these outcomes seems to be getting harder in today's world. How do we provide the conditions children need to truly grow up? How do we provide direction and discipline? *Also available with French subtitles
|#10376/1120 RULES, RITUALS, AND ROUTINES - DVD
Widely acclaimed parenting expert Dr. Thomas Knestrict presents a series of realistic live-action scenarios, enhanced by expert commentary, to show how parents can consciously structure their family life. Along the way, he illustrates how developing a set of well-thought-out rules, rituals and routines will make parents' lives easier and their children happier and better behaved at the same time!
|#16000/1120 SPANKING DEBATE (THE): Hands on or Hands Off|
Does spanking send kids a clear message of what’s right and what’s wrong? Or the message that violence is how to get your way? When spanking doesn’t change behavior, what’s a parent to try next? In this program, we show viewers how parents can harness the unique power of their position to get the results they seek. We offer concrete examples of adults meeting their own needs and encouraging children to do the same, in ways that are simple, socially acceptable, effective, and positive. We explain that real change happens with practice over time, not in an instant or in a particular moment. And we demonstrate that learning to handle conflict, disappointment, or anger is not like learning how to spell a single word - it’s more like learning to speak an entire language. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#9820/1321 VIRTUES II: Teenagers (6 Programs)|
Building on the 13 part VIRTUES SERIES, this six-part series focuses on the particular challenges faced by parents of teenagers today. These six programs deal with: ASSERTIVENESS "Who Are You?" FLEXIBILITY "Changes" Recognizing Teachable Moments LOVE "Who Do You Love?" Setting Clear Boundaries EXCELLENCE "Being Your Best" SERVICE "Getting to the Heart of the Matter" PURPOSEFULNESS "Purposefulness and Community" Role of the Parent/Educator
|#9810/1323 VIRTUES SERIES I: A FAMILY AFFAIR (A Series for Parents and Families)|
Parents want to know how to teach children right from wrong, to have confidence in themselves, to be thoughtful, respectful. Many parents, for many reasons, no longer know how to pass these practices on to their children. The series begins with an explanation of how parents can best promote this transference to their children and outlines for them what virtues have been highly prized in the past and why. Each of the 13 programs deals with a different virtue: IDEALISM KINDNESS JOYFULNESS JUSTICE REVERENCE TRUTHFULNESS CONFIDENCE FORGIVENESS TOLERANCE PEACEFULNESS RESPECT COURAGE UNITY Thirteen 30-minute programs
|#7802/1120 YELLING, THREATENING AND PUTTING DOWN: What To Do Instead|
This engaging program presents positive and practical child-rearing practices. Parents of children ages 2 to 10 will learn why it is harmful and not productive to yell, threaten or put down children. Using an ethnically diverse cast, four scenarios are presented where the parent first "blows up" and then is shown demonstrating a variety of positive alternatives.Grades 9 to A
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