It’s a Baby: 2 to 9 Months
How can we help babies develop as they move past the newborn phase? It’s a Baby: 2 to 9 Months is a Qwik Sheet that explains how what babies perceive, how to play with them, what to expect in terms of attention spans and growth spurts, and how to introduce solid foods. This concise publication also lists symptoms of possible problems—red flags you should discuss with your health care provider. $2.95 More . . .
Moving in the World: 9 to 18 Months
Ideal for first-time parents and grandparents, this Qwik Sheet explains how babies develop once they’re ready to crawl and walk—and how we can both encourage and safeguard them. Moving in the World: 9 to 18 Months includes attention span, growth spurts, childproofing and tips on respite for parents. $2.95 More . . .
Rapid Development: 18 Months–3 Years
No longer a baby, your child will race from toddlerhood to preschool, determined to experience everything—and do it right now! This QWIK Sheet spells out how you can try to keep up with your tot, and what to emotional, mental and physical developments to expect. $2.95 More . . .
Perfectly Normal (if Challenging) Four-Year-Olds
Perfectly normal four-year-olds can be challenging. The Qwik Sheet describes typical developmental behavior, how to encourage the child’s self-esteem, and lists some developmental concerns to watch for. $2.95 More . . .
Fantastic at Five: Competent, Delightful
More charming than ever, your child can carry on conversations and cope better with disappointment. The big question: kindergarten now—or later? This QWIK Sheet explains how to enjoy what’s left of the preschool year and evaluate kindergarten readiness. Just $2.95. More . . .
STAR Parenting: Process & Tools
This Qwik Sheet gives a concise overview of STAR Parenting. $2.95 More . . .
Don’t Hurt the Baby
STAR in Action stories show how real-life-people have used STAR Parenting to solve their problems. $2.95 More . . .
Leaving Child Care Gracefully
This STAR in Action story shows how a real parent used STAR Parenting to solve a problem with child care. $2.95 More . . .
Are My Kids Overindulged?
Overindulged kids often grow up without important life skills and without understanding how much is enough. This QWIK Sheet helps you identify and squelch overindulgence. $2.95 More . . .
5 Love Languages of Children and Adults
Kids need love expressed in ways they understand. This Qwik Sheet helps parents understand the different ways love is expressed and determine how their children feel they are loved. $2.95 More . . .
Traveling with Children
Whether it’s a two-hour car trip to visit relatives or a cross-country flight for a two-week vacation, traveling with children requires preparation. This QWIK Sheet provides valuable reminders on what to take with you, and practical how-to’s that will make a trip more enjoyable for everyone. $2.95 More . . .
Taking Care of Yourself
Exhausted? Overwhelmed? Irritable? Whether you’re a parent or someone who works with parents and caregivers, this QWIK Sheet makes it clear that self-care is not self-indulgence. You’ll do a better job, be a better partner, parent, colleague and friend and have the inner strength you need when you nurture your mind, body and spirit. $2.95 More . . .
Working with Feelings
Helping Kids Deal With Tantrums
This Qwik Sheet tells you what kids need to manage their feelings, provides a step-by-step process for handling tantrums, and explains how to teach, not tell, children self-calming strategies. $2.95 More . . .
36 Feelings Activities
Kids need concrete information and skills to manage their feelings. This Qwik Sheet provides more than 30 activities you can do to help children practice those skills. $2.95 More . . .
How to Set Reasonable Limits
What’s a rule? What’s a request? What’s the difference? In How to Set Reasonable Limits, you’ll learn how to establish effective rules and why consequences are so important in teaching your children to respect limits. $2.95 More . . .
Potty Training Your Child
Weary as you may be of dragging around a diaper bag and wiping poopy bottoms, it’s normal to feel anxious about toilet training. When should you start? How do you handle the reluctant child? How long will it take? You’ll find these answers and so much more in this concise overview of a very important developmental period. $2.95 More . . .
Get Children to Stay in Bed and to Sleep
Why won’t kids go to bed—and stay there? Besides explaining the developmental phases when sleep may be difficult, this concise publication offers seven ways to handle kids’ sleep issues, and suggests how you can stay sane even if sleep-deprived. $2.95 More . . .
Establishing Sleep Routines
Sleep is as essential to a child’s healthy development as nutrition and exercise. Learning to fall asleep is a skill that’s easier to develop when we have lulling, soothing settings, rituals and routines. This QWIK Sheet explains how you can help your young child establish healthy sleep patterns, and how to keep yourself healthy when your child doesn’t fall asleep easily. $2.95 More . . .
Kids and Chores
Many parents would like to involve their child in family chores, but feel overwhelmed by the idea. This Qwik Sheet explains how to get kids started with chores and why it is important (hint: it is related to success as a young adult). $2.95 More . . .
Working with Your Child’s Temperament
Kids are different and individual temperament accounts for a lot of that difference. This Qwik Sheet looks at what temperament is, and how temperament influences parenting. $2.95 More . . .
10 Ways Parents Encourage Kids’ Quarrels
Sometimes parents unintentionally promote kids’ conflicts. This sheet shows you 10 things to avoid and what to do instead. $2.95 More . . .
31 Ways to Have Summer Fun
If “I’m borrrrred” and “There’s nothing to do” are heard too often around your home, use this QWIK Sheet for a month-full of ideas for fun—even when it’s impossibly hot, or unexpectedly rainy, or all your kids’ friends are away. You’ll find suggestions for kids of all ages, and most are free and easy! $2.95 More . . .
Staying Safe in Cyberspace
Whether or not your children are using e-mail or surfing the web, you may all be at risk of electronic bullying, identity theft or stalking. This QWIK Sheet explains how you can reduce these risks and protect your family from such cyber crimes as phishing and spoofing. It also provides contact information for reporting cyber crime. $2.95 More . . .
Teaching Your Kids First Aid
Children who know simple first aid may be more confident—and less likely to be injured in accidents. This QWIK Sheet explains how to teach first aid techniques to even toddlers and to make the skills fun and easy to learn. It includes teaching tips that accommmodate both the different ways in which children learn at different developmental levels, and your own personal style. $2.95 More . . .
Helping Kids Avoid Sexual Abuse
Kids are better protected in risky situations if they are taught to respect their bodies, understand their feelings and make good decisions. This QWIK Sheet provides more than 30 activities you can do to help children practice those skills. Free More . . .