Products and Resources for Parents and Caregivers by Dr. Jane Bluestein
The following list includes items specifically for parents, step-parents, grandparents, caregivers, or anyone living or working with children. This list includes a few items originally written for educators or a more generic audience, but with topics relevant to parents. For the complete list of products, click here. (For a list of products specifically for educators, click here.)
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Thousands of simple, kid-tested ideas to avoid power struggles, increase school success, motivate cooperation, solve problems, and create loving relationships with children of all ages! This book is free. The price helps cover our shipping cost.
Más de 1.000 tips para motivar la cooperación, reducir las fricciones, solucionar problemas, y crear relaciones seguras y afectuosas con los niños de todas las edades!
20 ingredients for positive, win-win authority relationships with teens. Strategies to build cooperation, responsibility, commitment, and mutual respect. 20% off regular price. Very limited quantities.
A vivid and realistic picture of what high school is all about written from a teen perspective. With stories, quotes, resources, and practical tips to get the most out of high school. This book is free. The price helps cover the shipping charge.
A gratitude journal to help notice the blessings in your life, focus on the positive, and find the silver linings in challenges. Quotes, stories, and activities; for personal use or with groups. This book is free. The price helps cover our shipping costs.
Stories of teachers, counselors, coaches, and others who made a difference in students lives. Personal stories and ideas from kids about what makes a great teacher. This book is free. The price covers our shipping cost.
Practical Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult Students. Live, full-day seminar on 4 CDs in large plastic case with free handbook. Tons of ideas for preventing problems and building success. Save 10% off regular price.
Nearly 2 hours’ worth of simple, practical ideas for building relationships with your kids. Entertaining and dynamic program for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. Save 40% off regular price of download (50% off regular price of CDs).
Two CDs with simple, practical ideas for building relationships with your kids. Entertaining and dynamic program for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. Two CDs in plastic case. Product is free. The price helps cover the shipping charge.
4 DVDs with tips on offering choices, setting boundaries, dealing with feelings, and school involvement.
Ten pages of blackline masters, each 8 1/2" x 11", plus one page of instructions in a PDF download. Grades K-5, also approrpirate for middle school. Great Gift Idea! Save 75% off original price.
Nine pages of blackline masters, each 8 1/2" x 11", plus one page of instructions in a PDF download. Recommended for grades 6-12. Great Gift Idea! Save 75% off original price.
5-pack of 50-page Post-It® notes with five different messages for you to complete. In 5 rainbow colors with one message in each color to inspire recognition and positive communication in ANY relationship. Note: Colors may vary from display. $2 off while supplies last.
Articles (in alphabetical order)
A great alternative to advice giving to help kids take responsibility for resolving their own problems. Tips to avoid getting in the middle of kids’ conflicts or solving problems for them.
How several parents solved their bedtime problems. Looks at routines, boundaries, staying in bed, even monsters in the closet.
How to listen, accept, and validate children’s feelings and help them solve their own problems. Constructive alternatives to non-supportive responses that can shut down communications.
Ways to respect and encourage childrens’ hopes, goals and dreams, and how to avoid adult behaviors that can get in the way.
Making limits work! How to avoid warnings, excuses, giving in, giving up! Effective strategies for use with children of all ages, and adults as well!
How involved should you get in problems that arise between your kids and their teachers? Written from an educator’s point of view to help support both teacher and child.
Order taker or decision maker? This article tells what’s wrong with obedience and how to teach kids to make positive choices when you’re not there.
Minimize power struggles by creating a win-win home environment. Positive alternatives to powering or permissiveness to assert parental authority without making kids “lose.” All ages.
What to do when you want some time to yourself— and your children want YOU! How to take care of yourself without abandoning or neglecting your kids.
Positive comments, outcomes, focus, and attitudes to build commitment. Alternatives to negativity, including a new, effective way to look at consequences!
Stop reacting and start avoiding conflict by anticipating and communicating! Positive alternatives to reactivity that build commitment and cooperation with kids of all ages.
How to express your loving feelings for your children—without hooks or hangups, and without worrying about how they’re going to respond.
An article by Dr. Bluestein that describes characteristics of effective mentors, to help if you’re looking for a mentor or aspire to be one yourself. Also tips for spotting a bad mentor.
Thoughts and ideas on teacher appreciation, and how acknowledging and validating someone’s contribution helps us, too!
Positive ways engage cooperation from your children without resorting to familiar expressions of conditional approval and love.
When you’re having a problem with the kids, here’s how you can respond without making them responsible for your feelings or behaviors.
No more excuses! Alternatives asking why kids feel what they feel (or did what they did), with alternatives that protect emotional safety and development.
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