The Game Theorist S Guide To Parenting

Author by : Paul Raeburn
Language : en
Publisher by : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Description : “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.


Shapers Of American Childhood

Author by : Mark I. West
Language : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Total Read : 17
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Description :  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.


Thinking Ahead

Author by : Paul A. Wagner
Language : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 90
Total Download : 685
File Size : 43,5 Mb
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Description : This book brings dialogic and critical thinking into practice.


Focus On Thinking

Author by : Paul A. Wagner
Language : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 96
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Description : This book will help middle and secondary school teachers take advantage of teachable moments by drawing students into productive intellectual discussions. It also provides an overview of the rationale and research base for engaging students in educational activities that are truly intellectual and not limited to training for testing success.


Magill S Medical Guide Neuralgia Neuritis And Neuropathy Smallpox

Author by : Anne Chang
Language : en
Publisher by : Salem PressInc
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 59
Total Download : 116
File Size : 40,9 Mb
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Description : Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.


Human Development

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Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 35
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File Size : 55,7 Mb
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Buyer S Guide

Author by : William White
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 45
Total Download : 709
File Size : 43,7 Mb
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Child Development Study Guide Fourth Edition

Author by : Danuta Bukatko
Language : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin College Division
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Total Read : 51
Total Download : 227
File Size : 41,7 Mb
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The Single Parent

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Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 31
Total Download : 192
File Size : 45,6 Mb
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Handbook Of Parenting

Author by : Marc H. Bornstein
Language : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 77
Total Download : 929
File Size : 51,5 Mb
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Description : Please see Volume I for a full description and table of contents for all four volumes.