Looking to improve your communication skills? How about resolve conflicts with family effectively? Need ideas for activities to keep your children entertained during the long summer months? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this list is for you! Check out any of these items using your Alvin Sherman Library card and don’t forget to come to the interactive “We Love our Family: Fun Tips for Resovling Conflicts and Getting Along!” workshop.

  • The Get Outside Guide: All Things Adventure, Exploration and Fun

    This fun-filled guide inspires kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors where they can discover the wonder and amazement of the world around them, whether in their backyard, across the country, or around the world. Full of fun activities, kids will learn how to make backyard bird baths, explore their local state parks, participate in an outdoor community event, and much more. Activities for every season, spring, summer, winter, and fall will be included to keep kids engaged all throughout the year.

  • How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A survival guide to life with children ages 2-7

    How to Talk's powerful communication skills to children ages two to seven. Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life.

  • Parenting the Strong Willed Child

    Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D. have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child's self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child’s behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems

  • When Your Kids Push Your Buttons: And What You Can Do About It

    If you're a parent, you know the feeling. In one moment, with one sentence, a certain look, or a defiant act, your kid pushes your buttons-and you react in a way that you will later regret. In this beautiful, wise, and deeply insightful book, family counselor Bonnie Harris shows you how to defuse parenting "road rage"-and end the action-and-reaction cycle between you and your child once and for all.

  • Character-building activities for kids Ready-to-use character education lessons & activities for the elementary grades

    This straight-forward resource gives teachers, counselors, and parents over 140 common-sense lessons with reproducible activities for developing traits selected as representative of good character, such as honesty, generosity and fairness. This guide is organized into three sections focusing on respect for self, respect for others, and a positive outlook on life.

  • The book of what if ...? Questions and activities for curious minds

    A quirky book that encourages kids to explore and engage with the world around them by asking more than eighty wild, absurd, and thought provoking questions. What if a book didn't just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them. The Book of What If ...? does just that!

  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons For Better Communication

    Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. And like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being. Being a great conversationalist requires practice and effort. The good news is it's a skill set anyone can acquire and refine. In just six lectures, How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication will teach you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone.

  • Effective Listening Skills: Listening To What You Hear

    Discusses habits and traits that keep us from being good listeners and teaches improved listening skills with the D.R.I.V.E. process. Students learn the benefits of listening and master the skill by Deciding to listen, Reading all stimuli, Investing spare time wisely, Verifying what they hear, and Expending energy. Teach your students how to process the information that goes in one ear, and that information won’t have a chance to escape through the other!

  • Summer Sizzlers & Magic Mondays

    Two books in one with a total of 38 themes and 230 activities to choose from for both summer and after-school programs. In SUMMER SIZZLERS find 19 themes with more than 125 activities for summer programs. MAGIC MONDAYS has more than 105 activities with 19 themes, designed for the hours after school. Try fun activities like Create a Commercial and Ice Cube Painting, Walking on Eggshells and Career Chara