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GPS: Good Parenting Strategies
The No-Guilt Survival Guide for Parenting During the Pandemic and Beyond



June 2021 | 152 pages | Corwin

Ensure that your kids (and you) thrive during distance learning when school is at home!

To say the pandemic of 2020 threw parents and educators a curveball would be an understatement. Suddenly, we were charged not only with meeting our children’s emotional and social needs, but also helping them fulfill their academic tasks outside of the school and classroom. Feelings of stress, anxiety, and guilt were inevitable.

While you’re recreating the structure and routine of school and attending to students’ mental health, the Good Parenting Strategies (GPS) offered in this essential guide will help you help your children succeed while learning at home. Ben Springer, an expert educator and school psychologist, provides you with real-life scenarios and ready-to-use tools rooted in positive psychology that show you how to

  • Manage stress and anxiety at home
  • Focus on the key ingredients to learning (both distance and face-to-face)
  • Prevent problem behaviors before they occur
  • Build resilience and find happiness 

Also included are more than 25 charts and tools that are accessible online for ease of printing. Full of humor, insights, and guidance fit for parents and teachers alike, this book equips you to confidently face challenging student behaviors, emotions, and schoolwork both now and in the future—and, perhaps most importantly, to begin to heal.

 
Preface: Parenting and the Pandemic
 
Overview: What This Book Will Do for You
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction: Scorched Earth
 
SECTION 1. How to Battle Guilt and Shame
 
SECTION 2. How to Build Your Very Own Structure and Routine in a Global Pandemic (and Beyond)!
 
SECTION 3. How to Identify, Create, and Utilize Your Very Own Core Values as a Family
 
SECTION 4. Discipline 101
 
SECTION 5. Advanced Discipline
 
SECTION 6. How to Manage Intense Emotional Outbursts From Your Kids
 
SECTION 7. How to Navigate Screen Time and Social Media
 
SECTION 8. How to Navigate Distance Learning
 
SECTION 9. How to Find Happiness in Our Families
 
SECTION 10. How to Build Resilience in Our Families
 
Conclusion: A Diaper Bag for Life
 
Appendices
 
Appendix A: House Rules
 
Appendix J: Two Lists
 
Appendix V: Common Coping Skills
 
References
 
Index

"Dr. Springer has written a must-read for parents, whether it's during a pandemic or not. This book provides at-a-glance guidance and resources for busy moms seeking guilt-free and healthy long-term parenting solutions. Good Parenting Strategies is funny, practical, and includes tips and tricks that encourage us all to be superhero parents!"

Stacey Moore
First time mom who trying to be better

Benjamin James Springer

Ben Springer is an award-winning and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Ben received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah. Ben studied neuropsychological assessment, counseling, school-wide positive behavior supports, bullying prevention programs, parental involvement, evidence-based practice, autism, and social skills instruction. Ben works as the director of special education in Wasatch County School District located in Heber City, Utah.For the past fifteen years, Ben has been conducting trainings and in-services for schools, hospitals and clinics on managing difficult student... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071847251
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