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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Description : "The experience of growing up in the U.S. is shaped by myriad forces. Key individuals in public life have had a marked impact on American childhood. This collection of new essays examines the influence of pivotal figures in the culture of 20th and 21st century childhood and child-rearing"--


Thinking Ahead

Author by : Paul A. Wagner
Language : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 67
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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 : 54
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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.


Human Development

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Language : en
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Total Read : 76
Total Download : 921
File Size : 48,8 Mb
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Buyer S Guide

Author by : William White
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 13
Total Download : 194
File Size : 50,8 Mb
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Counseling

Author by : James C. Hansen
Language : en
Publisher by : Allyn & Bacon
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 30
Total Download : 166
File Size : 53,7 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 : 76
Total Download : 828
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 : 24
Total Download : 948
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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 : 16
Total Download : 532
File Size : 43,5 Mb
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Description : Please see Volume I for a full description and table of contents for all four volumes.