The Game Theorist S Guide To Parenting

Author: Paul Raeburn
Editor: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374714401
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“I absolutely loved this book, both as a parent and as a nerd.” —Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure As every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators. But how can we avoid those all-too-familiar wails of “That’s not fair!” and “You can’t make me!”? In The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting, the award-winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn and the game theorist Kevin Zollman pair up to highlight tactics from the worlds of economics and business that can help parents break the endless cycle of quarrels and ineffective solutions. Raeburn and Zollman show that some of the same strategies successfully applied to big business deals and politics—such as the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Ultimatum Game—can be used to solve such titanic, age-old parenting problems as dividing up toys, keeping the peace on long car rides, and sticking to homework routines. Raeburn and Zollman open each chapter with a common parenting dilemma. Then they show how carefully concocted schemes involving bargains and fair incentives can save the day. Through smart case studies of game theory in action, Raeburn and Zollman reveal how parents and children devise strategies, where those strategies go wrong, and what we can do to help raise happy and savvy kids while keeping the rest of the family happy too. Delightfully witty, refreshingly irreverent, and just a bit Machiavellian, The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting looks past the fads to offer advice you can put into action today.

The Art Of Strategy A Game Theorist S Guide To Success In Business And Life

Author: Avinash K. Dixit
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393069952
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“I am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment.”—Steven Levitt Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It’s the art of anticipating your opponent’s next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world. Using a diverse array of rich case studies—from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history—the authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it. Mastering game theory will make you more successful in business and life, and this lively book is the key to that mastery.

Shapers Of American Childhood

Author: Mark I. West
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664552
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The experience of growing up in the U.S. is shaped by many forces. Relationships with parents and teachers are deeply personal and definitive. Social and economic contexts are broader and harder to quantify. Key individuals in public life have also had a marked impact on American childhood. These 18 new essays examine the influence of pivotal figures in the culture of 20th and 21st century childhood and child-rearing, from Benjamin Spock and Walt Disney to Ruth Handler, Barbie's inventor, and Ernest Thompson Seton, founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

Focus On Thinking

Author: Paul A. Wagner
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475833539
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In the wake of initiatives such as No Child Left Behind and the use of high-stakes testing, the emphasis in schools has been on drill and practice for the test. Genuine understanding and critical thinking have been increasingly shortchanged. As a result, students have fewer opportunities to advance their insight into cognitive and emotional challenges, even though both teachers and parents recognize the importance of developing deliberative and reflective thinking skills. This book uniquely combines two things. First, it provides resources for classroom teachers in middle and secondary school that make it possible to, at a moment’s notice, take advantage of a teachable moment by drawing students into productive intellectual discussions. Second, it gives the reader an overview of the rationale and the research base for engaging students in educational activities that are truly intellectual and that are not limited to training for testing success.

Solving For Project Risk Management Understanding The Critical Role Of Uncertainty In Project Management

Author: Christian Smart
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260473848
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Risk is real—but you can manage it with this hard-hitting guide to reducing risk on any project, in any industry All projects, large and small, are subject to various risks. But the failure to manage inherent risk with diligence and know-how can lead to devastating consequences for an organization. In this comprehensive hands-on guide, a renowned expert in the field provides everything organizations need to conduct project risk management the right way. Why do so many projects come in over schedule and over budget? How do projected expenditures and schedules line up with reality? How can you accurately assess risk to mitigate financial disaster? Through a methodical, statistics-based approach, Christian B. Smart reveals: The enduring problem of cost and schedule growth How rigorous project risk management can reduce the impact of uncertainty The systematic tendency to underestimate risk—and how to avoid it Ways to accurately assess confidence levels in project risk management The need for proper risk management at the portfolio level The author lays out common problems and explains how to effectively solve them. And while he employs a wealth of illustrative charts, graphs, and statistics, he presents the material in an accessible style, and peppers the text with powerful personal anecdotes. Ideal for project managers, business analysts, and senior decision makers in both the public and private sectors, Solving for Project Risk Management offers everything you need to ensure your projects run smoothly, on budget, and deliver the expected outcomes.

Strong Choices Strong Families A Parent S Guide To Prevent Childhood Obesity

Author: Babs Hogan, M.Ed.
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105939561
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American Baby Guide To Parenting

Author: David Link
Editor: Gallery Books
ISBN: 9780831702939
File Size: 71,57 MB
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Provides practical advice on baby safety, childcare, and other aspects of raising a child

The Whole Parenting Guide

Author: Alan Reder
Editor: Broadway
ISBN:
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Covers everything from pregnancy to spirituality

Adolescent Parent Resource Guide

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Handbook Of Parenting

Author: Marc H. Bornstein
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135650527
File Size: 79,24 MB
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Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring. The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with: *different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents; *basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting; *forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history; *problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and *practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials. Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about. Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly. The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.

Conflict Resolution Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Allan E. Barsky
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199804419
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

The Complete Lesbian Gay Parenting Guide

Author: Arlene Istar Lev
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425191972
File Size: 18,84 MB
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A comprehensive and practical handbook for gay, lesbian, and alternative lifestyle parents shares sensible advice and personal real-life stories about the challenges of twenty-first-century family life, covering such topics as solo parenting, blended families, surrogacy, adoption and foster parenting, legal rights, bias, domestic partnership agreements, custody, and more. Original.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Editor:
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Media Violence And Children A Complete Guide For Parents And Professionals 2nd Edition

Author: Douglas A. Gentile
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440830185
File Size: 68,27 MB
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Stripping away the hype, this book describes how, when, and why media violence can influence children of different ages, giving parents and teachers the power to maximize the media's benefits and minimize its harm. • Includes the newest research on topics of particular concern today, including cyber-bullying, video games, song lyrics, and brain development • Covers all major media, including television, movies, music, video games, and the Internet • Describes the psychological processes through which media violence influences attitudes, emotions, and behaviors • Provides the context necessary to understand why media violence does not affect everyone the same way • Discusses how media violence intersects with public policy, identifies the problems with the existing rating systems, and suggests strategies to improve the situation and foster children's healthy development

Successful Parenting

Author: John S. Leiter
Editor: Hci
ISBN: 9781558741560
File Size: 49,41 MB
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Successful Parenting is a provocative book that focuses on how to become a successful parent rather than how to control adolescent behavior or produce perfect children. More practical rather than theoretical, this book deals with behavior, specifically, what parents can do to provide a healthy environment and consequences for adolescent behavior that teach and discipline rather than demand and punish.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
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Kaplan Sadock S Study Guide And Self Examination Review In Psychiatry

Author: Benjamin J. Sadock
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451154453
File Size: 26,41 MB
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Kaplan & Sadock's Study Guide and Self-Examination Review in Psychiatry is a comprehensive review of the specialty and perfect for stand-alone review or as preparation for the PRITE in-service, ABPN Part I, and recertification examinations. The book contains more than 1,600 multiple-choice questions and answers, with explanatory discussions of correct and incorrect responses. Chapters parallel the essential corresponding chapters in Kaplan & Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry, a staple of psychiatry education around the globe. Terms and definitions are consistent with DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10.

Developing Programs For Infants And Toddlers

Author: Monroe D. Cohen
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The Whole Again Resource Guide

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Parenting

Author: Sandra Feinberg
Editor: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
ISBN:
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...your key to a vast variety of texts on parenting, both in and out of print, from more than two decades...resources on every stage of development. --FAMILY RESOURCE COALITION REPORT ...a unique and important tool...belongs in every library's reference collection. --RQ