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Prime time parenting : the two-hour-a-day secret to raising great kids / Heather Miller.

By: Miller, Heather.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Da Capo Lifelong, 2018Edition: First edition.Description: xx, 234 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780738284613; 0738284610.Subject(s): Parenting | Child rearing | Technology and childrenDDC classification: 649/.1
Contents:
Preface: Parenting in the digital age -- Introduction: Prime-time parenting at a glance (Screen time interferes with dreantime ; Sleep and school performance ; Lessons from long ago)
Summary: A two-hour school-night routine that helps parents support their children's social, emotional and intellectual development.
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A two-hour school-night routine that helps parents support their children's social, emotional and intellectual development

School nights are a real challenge for most parents. Just as your energy flags, a slew of parenting duties looms ahead. Learn how to create a two-hour school night routine that works for both parent and child. By following this two-hour ritual, you'll be able to:
Bond with your children Prepare and enjoy a nutritious dinner Support your child's organization and academic success Read with your child Follow a book-bath-bed routine to an early bedtime Enjoy some "me" time once the kids are in bed The benefits of Prime-Time Parenting include better nutrition, better school performance, a more organized home, and well-rested parents and children.

The hours between 6 and 8pm will never be the same!


Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface: Parenting in the digital age -- Introduction: Prime-time parenting at a glance (Screen time interferes with dreantime ; Sleep and school performance ; Lessons from long ago)

A two-hour school-night routine that helps parents support their children's social, emotional and intellectual development.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface: Parenting in the Digital Age (p. xi)
  • Introduction: Prime-Time Parenting at a Glance (p. 1)
  • Screen Time Interferes with Dreamtime (p. 4)
  • Sleep and School Performance (p. 4)
  • Lessons from Long Ago (p. 6)
  • 1 6:00 to 6:30 PM: Prime-Time Parenting Begins (p. 11)
  • Divide and Conquer (p. 14)
  • Getting Kids Set Up with Homework (p. 14)
  • Silent Sprints (p. 18)
  • Get Cooking (p. 24)
  • Special Situations (p. 34)
  • 2 6:30 to 7:00 pm: The Power of the Dinner (Half) Hour (p. 39)
  • Giving Thanks (p. 46)
  • Transactional Versus Decontextualized Talk (p. 54)
  • Eye Contact and Active Listening (p. 57)
  • Bringing the Meal to a Close (p. 58)
  • Special Situations (p. 61)
  • 3 7:00 to 7:30 pm: The Homework Hustle (p. 67)
  • What Is the Parent's Role in Homework, Anyway? (p. 67)
  • Homework Tools Every Child Should Have (p. 72)
  • Monitor, Motivate, Organize, and Praise (p. 77)
  • Common Questions About Homework (p. 82)
  • Communicating with Your Child's School (p. 87)
  • Preventing Morning Madness (p. 91)
  • Special Situations (p. 98)
  • 4 7:30 to 8:00 pm: Bed, Bath, and Beyond (p. 101)
  • Creating a Bedtime Routine (p. 102)
  • The Soporific Effects of a Warm Bath (p. 104)
  • Bedtime Reading (p. 108)
  • Reading to Your Child with Flair (p. 111)
  • A Proper Tucking In (p. 125)
  • Special Situations (p. 131)
  • 5 8:00 pm: You Time (p. 135)
  • Tidying Up (p. 135)
  • Preparing for the Day Ahead (p. 138)
  • Connecting with Others (p. 143)
  • Rest and Relaxation (p. 147)
  • A Good Night's Sleep (p. 150)
  • 6 The Paradox of Structure (p. 157)
  • Routines Save Energy (p. 160)
  • Rituals Help Us Live Our Values (p. 161)
  • Reclaiming Adulthood for Parents (p. 162)
  • Reclaiming Childhood for Children (p. 164)
  • What Children Want Most from Parents (p. 167)
  • Conclusion: The Benefits of Prime-Time Parenting (p. 171)
  • Physical Health (p. 175)
  • Emotional Health (p. 177)
  • Creating Family Rituals (p. 181)
  • Protecting One-on-One Time (p. 181)
  • Resources to Support Prime-Time Parenting (p. 183)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 217)
  • Notes (p. 219)
  • Index (p. 229)