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A Practical Introduction to Restorative Practices in Schools

 

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Raising Beaut Kids

recipes for parents on when to say 'yes' and how to say 'no'

 

$35 + Postage and Handling

 

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By Bill Hansberry and Mark LeMessurier

 

 

 

 

Bill has written a new book with  Mark Le Messurier.

 

If there's a book that teaches restorative parenting, then this is it. We have captured approaches and strategies that exemplify authoritative parenting, that is parenting that is both firm and fair. The kind of parenting where kids feel in control of their choices because the behavioural boundaries are clearly communicated and lovingly enforced.

It’s cookbook-styled, with each chapter offering a typical problematic scenario that parents often face at home with their children and teens - accompanied with the ingredients that fire things up!

Then we offer a Recipe rescue as a problem solver: a practical way to respond to kids when they serve up tricky behaviours. Our Recipe rescues are designed to help parents steer the behaviour of their kids (and their own behaviour) in more positive directions, within the context of building healthy relationships.


Is raising kids as easy as cooking from a cookbook?
No way! But, ‘Beaut Kids’ just don’t happen! Children begin life by being naturally impulsive, and self-motivated. They look to parents to show sound judgment, compassionate leadership and to develop predictable boundaries and routines. Kids need parents who can make the tough calls when required, even when making these tough calls inconveniences parents a little. In short, our kids need parents that know ‘when to say yes, and how to say no’.
 
Is there an easy fix for the cranky, defiant or lazy behaviour that our kids dish up to us?
Probably not, but sometimes a simple tweak to our emotional response can make a big, big difference! Sometimes a planned longer-term approach is called for. One thing is for certain in this business of raising kids; it is that parents who learn to review what they’re doing, and are able to ‘check in’ with themselves on the important questions give themselves a real advantage. They ask themselves;

  • What kind of relationship do I want with my kids?
     
  • Am I living the dream I had for them, or do I need to make changes?
     
  • Do I lead the way at home and actually show the kinds of behaviours I want my kids to have? Or do I bark and bite at them, but expect them to be patient, kind and obedient?
     
  • Am I constantly knit-picking and reprimanding the kids when their behaviour isn’t right?
     
  • Or, am I too lenient and too concerned about been seen as a nice and friendly parent by my kids?
     
  • What kinds of kid behaviours get my attention?
     
  • Am I giving them the right attention, for the right reasons?
     
  • Am I rewarding the behaviours I want to see more of?
     
  • Is my parenting style permissive, over-bearing, neglectful, or do I parent decisively and fairly?
     
  • Does my style swing depending on the situation?

We think Raising Beaut Kids: Recipes for parents on when to say ‘yes’ and how to say ‘no is a ground-breaker.

 

It’s packed with sensible, straight forward ideas for parents to use, and to think about. Yes, it is confronting, and that's very deliberate! We've decided that parents deserve honesty so we've chosen not to tip-toe around the big issues because what's at stake is too precious to compromise!

 
Raising Beaut Kids: Recipes for parents on when to say ‘yes’ and how to say ‘no’


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chapters for FREE download:

We are making chaptersavailable for free download as our gift to you. Raising Beaut Kids is also available for sale on this website, or in all good bookstores.

'Mum I'm Bored' is now available. Click in the image on the right to open and download.

 

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Raising Beaut Kids  CONTENTS

Introduction
Recipe Rescue: Learn your style by parenting in windows

Chapter 1: Rules
Recipe Rescue: Building rules that work

Chapter 2: How-to catch and build positive behaviours
Recipe rescue: The ‘art’ of giving attention to the behaviours you want!

Chapter 3: The ‘art’ of managing tricky kid behaviour
Recipe rescue: So you never have to threaten, nag or go on and on

Chapter 4: Sibling Rivalry
Recipe rescue: Steering sibling conflict in positive directions

Chapter 5: Cranky Kids in the Car
Recipe Rescue: tips to make time in the car bearable, even enjoyable

Chapter 6: Tantrums
Recipe rescue: Designs to phase-out tantruming behaviours in children and young teens

Chapter 7: Dressing Dilemmas
Recipe Rescue: tips to extinguish Dressing Dilemmas

Chapter 8: "Get off that computer, now!”
Recipe Rescue: Savvy ideas to balance the use of big and small screens

Chapter 9: “Mum, I’m bored!”
Recipe rescue: Clever ideas to deal with kid’s boredom

Chapter 10: Navigating life’s ups and downs
Recipe Rescue: Being the best resilience coach for your kids

Chapter 11: Navigating the Morning Madness
Recipe Rescue: Ideas to organise your way to a better morning routine

Chapter 12: Chores, Pocket Money and Saving
Recipe Rescue: Teaching kids to belong to the family by contributing

Chapter 13: Mealtime Mayhem
Recipe rescue: Ideas to improve mealtime connections

Chapter 14: Manners
Recipe Rescue: Likable Kids, Likable Parents

 Wrapping up
Recipe rescue: Critical ingredients to set kids up for success!

 

So come on, take the challenge with us; explore Raising Beaut Kids: Recipes for parents on when to say ‘yes’ and how to say ‘no as a guide to build better behaviours and the best relationships with your children.
 

If you wish to pre-order a book or would like to attend our book launch contact Bill-    bill@hansberryec.com.au

 

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Wishing you well,


Bill Hansberry

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grab and Go Circle Time Kit for Teaching Restorative Behaviour

13 Sessions for Junior Primary

 

 

By Bill Hansberry and Jane Langley

 

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Our Free Gift to You enlightened

We have uploaded a draft sample session, Session 10: Blaming and Fixing. We'd love you to download it and try it with your class!

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Grab and Go Introduction

Session 2: Inside and Outside Hurts

Session 3: Accidental and Intentional Hurts

Keep an eye out as we will put different sessions from our manual up from time to time to time

 

 

Thinking and Behaving Restoratively doesn't come naturally to all kids. Restorative Practice is a way of thinking about people and events and it's a frame of reference that we can teach to young people. What's the result? Calmer, more peaceful and more productive classrooms and playgrounds. Evidence shows that schools that actively teach Restorative Thinking and Behaviour to students report less bullying behaviour, less anxious kids, less anxious parents and happier teachers.

 

 

The Grab and Go Circle Time Kit for Teaching Restorative Behaviour is unique. We've harnessed the  Circle Time pedagogy, (also known as Circle Solutions) to create thirteen wonderful sessions to actually teach Junior Primary Students how to think and behave restoratively. Packed with wonderful illustrated stories and resources for use in the sessions, busy teachers can literally pick this manual up and run with it!

 

 

Session Outline:

Session 1: Our Circle Time rules

Session 2: Inside and outside hurts

Session 3: Accidental and intentional hurts

Session 4: Helping others when they are hurt

Session 5: Dealing with arguments

Session 6: What we need when we are hurt

Session 7: What we need when we have hurt others

Session 8: Being strong and truthful

Session 9: Seeing things differently (perception)

Session 10: Blaming and Fixing

Session 11: Questions that help fix things

Session 12: Fixing up and showing sorry

Session 13: Forgiving others

 

Our Free Gift to You enlightened

We have uploaded a draft sample session, Session 10: Blaming and Fixing. We'd love you to download it and try it with your class!

Click to download

Grab and Go Introduction

Session 2: Inside and Outside Hurts

Session 3: Accidental and Intentional Hurts

Keep an eye out as we will put different sessions from our manual up from time to time to time

 

Please feel free to have a good look through.

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Working Restoratively in Schools

A Guidebook for Developing Safe and Connected Learning Communities

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"Working Restoratively in Schools" has been written with an understanding of on-the-ground school discipline from a classroom and school administration level. Suitable from Kindy to Secondary, this guidebook addresses many of the questions that schools have about the ongoing and sustainable implementation of Restorative Justice (RJ). Divided into 4 sections, this guidebook covers a wide range of topics from the basics of RJ, through to school-wide processes for embedding RJ in policy and practice. Written by Bill Hansberry - a classroom teacher and consultant, and drawing on the expertise of other well respected educators and consultants, this is a must-have resource for any school or centre that is serious about developing safer and more connected learning communities.

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The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works

 

 

 

Bill was lucky enough to write chapter 10 in this amazing publication that explains through several case studies, how and why Restorative Practices work to transform conflict and relationsips. Edited by Vick Kelly and Margaret Thorsborne, this work will take any restorative practioner to a new level of understanding about the emotional dynamics of helping people to navigate harm and conflict. This book will literally 'supercharge' anyone's ability to understand and respond to emotion.

 

Bill's chapter, written in consultation with Jane Langley is titled 'They Suck, School Sucks, I Suck: The Secret Emotional Life of a Child with a Brain that Learns Differently'. This fictional case study looks at the emotional impact of learning disability and ADHD on a child - Bradley, and the devestating impact these conditions have on his school life and his connections to peers and staff.

 

Restorative practices are explained in light of how they can help children like Bradley reconnect with others and then create more adaptive behaviours to deal with the constant impediments to interest and enjoyment that conditions like reading disability and ADHD create.

 

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