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Our Kids

Our Kids
The American Dream in Crisis

by Robert D. Putnam

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-03-29
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1476769907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

Give Our Kids A Real Head Start

Give Our Kids A Real Head Start
Tips On Teaching Your Kids How To Read Early Plus Other Ways To Keep Them Ahead In Grades K-12

by Samantha W. Davis

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-04-08
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9781456756741
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Give Our Kids A Real Head Start” written by Samantha Davis, has just the kind of practical advice that parents everywhere need to help them give their children a “real” head start in school. It will also inspire, encourage, motivate, and cheer parents on as they work with their children at home. This book also includes 100 websites to keep your child smart and part of the proceeds collected from the sale of this book will go to Literacy, Inc. at www.literacyinc.com/donate.html

How We Make Our Kids Angry

How We Make Our Kids Angry
Suggestions for Parents Who Want to Change

by Roger Cross,Ed Stewart

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 083083365X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I remember one of the first times our younger daughter Amber vented her anger at me for something I did. In reality, it was something I didn't do that made her mad. She had asked me to help her with a paper she was writing for a middle school class. The paper required a lot of research, and Amber didn't know how to go about doing the research."There's nothing to it," I assured her flippantly. Then instead of showing her what she needed to do, I simply told her to get started, explaining that she would figure out how to do the research as she went along.She let out an exasperated sigh. "But Dad, I don't know how to--""Amber, just get started," I insisted with authority, "and you'll figure it out." Then I left the room.(from the introduction)When the author understood his mistake, he was able to go and talk with his daughter. As she vented, he began to understand what a capacity parents have to make their kids angry, and how he could change his approach to communicating with his children to improve their relationship. In the years since Roger Cross has been studying the things parents do that make kids angry, such as:playing favoriteshaving loose or confusing boundariesexpecting kids to fill adult roles and moreDrawing on his ministry of Youth for Christ along with a survey of one hundred students of varied ages and backgrounds, Roger Cross has created a practical, helpful book for parents who want to understand why their kids are so angry and what they need to do to change.

How We Love Our Kids

How We Love Our Kids
The Five Love Styles of Parenting

by Milan Yerkovich,Kay Yerkovich

  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release : 2011-03-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0307729257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One small change in how you love; one big change in your kids Having problems with your kids? What if you are the problem and you just can’t see it? How We Love Our Kids offers a unique approach, to help you as a parent transform your kids by making specific changes in how you love. It’s the only book specifically for parents that reveals the unseen forces that shape every interaction with your kids. • Identify which of the five love styles you have. • Discover the surprising dynamics that shape your parenting. • Get rid of your “buttons” so your kids can’t push them. • Create a close connection with your kids that will last a lifetime. • Learn the seven gifts every child needs. Based on years of research in the area of attachment and bonding, How We Love Our Kids shows parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age. Retool your reactions and refocus on how you love. Start today. Watch your kids flourish and thrive as they receive what was missing in your love. With four self-assessments and powerful application tools to use with children of all ages.

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill
A Call to Action Against TV, Movie & Video Game Violence

by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman,Gloria Degaetano

  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2009-11-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0307429458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with deadly, frightening accuracy, murdering anyone in their paths. What is going on? According to the authors of Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill, there is blame to be laid right at the feet of the makers of violent video games (called "murder trainers" by one expert), the TV networks, and the Hollywood movie studios--the people responsible for the fact that children witness literally thousands of violent images a day. Authors Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano offer incontrovertible evidence, much of it based on recent major scientific studies and empirical research, that movies, TV, and video games are not just conditioning children to be violent--and unaware of the consequences of that violence--but are teaching the very mechanics of killing. Their book is a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth. And, most important, it is a blueprint for us all on how that can be achieved. In Paducah, Kentucky, Michael Carneal, a fourteen-year-old boy who stole a gun from a neighbor's house, brought it to school and fired eight shots at a student prayer group as they were breaking up. Prior to this event, he had never shot a real gun before. Of the eight shots he fired, he had eight hits on eight different kids. Five were head shots, the other three upper torso. The result was three dead, one paralyzed for life. The FBI says that the average, experienced, qualified law enforcement officer, in the average shootout, at an average range of seven yards, hits with less than one bullet in five. How does a child acquire such killing ability? What would lead him to go out and commit such a horrific act?

Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition

Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition
A Call to Action Against TV, Movie & Video Game Violence

by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman,Gloria Degaetano

  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2014-08-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0804139369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Completely revised and updated, a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine. Thereis no bigger or more important issue in America than youth violence. Kids, some as young as ten years old, take up arms with the intention to murder. Why is this happening? Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano believe the root cause is the steady diet of violent entertainment kids see on TV, in movies, and in the video games they play—witnessing hundreds of violent images a day. Offering incontrovertible evidence based on recent scientific studies and research, they posit that this media is not just conditioning children to be violent and see killing as acceptable but teaching them the mechanics of killing as well. Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill supplies the statistics, interprets the copious research that exists on the subject, and suggests the many ways to make a difference in your home, at school, in your community, in the courts, and in the larger world. In using this book, parents, educators, social-service workers, youth advocates, and anyone interested in the welfare of our children will have a solid foundation for effective action and prevention of future Columbines, Jonesboros, and Newtowns.

Medicating Our Kids

Medicating Our Kids
The Impacts of Prescription Psychiatric Drugs on Children : Informational Hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Children's Physical and Mental Well-Being in Diverse California Communities

by California. Legislature. Assembly. Select Committee on Children's Physical and Mental Well-Being in Diverse California Communities

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Best for Our Kids

The Best for Our Kids
Exemplary Elementary Guidance & Counseling Programs

by Martin Gerstein,Marilyn Lichtman

  • Publisher : Amer Counseling Assn
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a product of a research effort to identify exemplary elementary school guidance and counseling programs and practices across the United States. It consists of program descriptions from 134 programs in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Section 1 gives the background of how programs were identified and selected. Section 2 provides a detailed account of how 10 exemplary programs were chosen from those nominated; descriptions and sample activities of these programs are presented and the address and telephone number of a contact person is given. Section 3 includes information on the remainder of the programs. This information is presented in matrix form, alphabetized by state and categorized and summarized into several domains that represent the major emphases of elementary counseling and guidance. The final section describes how this research effort was evaluated and draws several conclusions about the future of developmental elementary school counseling. Current references and additional resources intended to help counselors who are beginning new programs as well as those who are seeking new ideas are appended. (TE)

Free-Range Kids, Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry

Free-Range Kids, Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry
A Book

by Lenore Skenazy

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-04-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0470471948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A humorous yet poignant look into how much freedom American parents might be taking away from their children in the name of their safety.

Something Better for Our Children

Something Better for Our Children
Black Organizing in Chicago Public Schools, 1963-1971

by Dionne Danns

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 9780415935753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Recovering Our Children

Recovering Our Children
A Handbook for Parents of Young People in Early Recovery

by John C. Cates,Jennifer Cummings

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2003-01-21
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 146207720X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art Greer-Assistant to the General Presbyter, The Presbytery of New Covenant Presbyterian Church (U.S. A.) When parents came to me, having discovered their child was involved in drugs, and asked, "What in the word do I do now?", my answer was simple: "See John Cates!" It still is. Barring that, this book, Recovering Our Children, is the next best thing! Phil Lineberger-Pastor of William Trace Baptist Church of Houston, Texas and Past President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Recovering Our Children is a winner. John Cates and Jennifer Cummings draw upon their education and experience to help parents recognize the evidence of a young person's abuse of chemicals, to help the parents and young person reach out to those who can help, and to help the parents and young person reclaim control of their own lives. This book will serve as a valuable and encouraging tool for those who have reached the end of their rope. I highly recommend Recovering Our Children Patricia Creer-Past President of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Recovering Our Children, derived from experience with thousands of children and their families is reflective of the hard earned lessons of professionals who have intervened in a personal way for a number of years. I hope that this book will reach many in need, for it will help them. But I also hope that those who compose the community that will nurture Alternative Peer Groups will read it and pay attention.

Educating Our Children to Succeed in the Global Economy

Educating Our Children to Succeed in the Global Economy
Field Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session ... July 15, 2011 (Portland, OR).

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Serving Our Children

Serving Our Children
Charter Schools and the Reform of American Public Education

by Kevin P. Chavous

  • Publisher : Capital Books
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9781931868693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Washington, D.C., council member Chavous has long been an outspoken advocate for educational reform that serves the needs of all of the nation's children. Having been at the forefront of the charter school movement, Chavous now explores what his city has learned from the charter school experience and what it means to American public education as a whole.

Raising Our Children to Be Resilient

Raising Our Children to Be Resilient
A Guide to Helping Children Cope with Trauma in Today's World

by Linda Goldman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-06-29
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1135933049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this timely and much-needed book, Linda Goldman addresses the many frightening events that impact our children by providing the reader with a seamless mixture of theory and practice garnered from her extensive experience in the field. Raising Our Children to Be Resilient includes trauma resolution techniques and case studies, discussions of the respective roles played by parents, teachers and the larger community as well as additional resources for those in a position to help children who have been traumatized. The goal of Raising Our Children to Be Resilient is exactly what its title promises: to help children through their pain and confusion and guide them into a flexible and compassionate adulthood.

When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us

When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us
Letting Go of Their Problems, Loving Them Anyway,

by Jane Adams

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-06-20
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781439106822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do today's parents cope when the dreams we had for our children clash with reality? What can we do for our twenty- and even thirty-somethings who can't seem to grow up? How can we help our depressed, dependent, or addicted adult children, the ones who can't get their lives started, who are just marking time or even doing it? What's the right strategy when our smart, capable "adultolescents" won't leave home or come boomeranging back? Who can we turn to when the kids aren't all right and we, their parents, are frightened, frustrated, resentful, embarrassed, and especially, disappointed? In this groundbreaking book, a social psychologist who's been chronicling the lives of American families for over two decades confronts our deepest concerns, including our silence and self-imposed sense of isolation, when our grown kids have failed to thrive. She listens to a generation that "did everything right" and expected its children to grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. But they haven't, at least, not yet -- and meanwhile, we're letting their problems threaten our health, marriages, security, freedom, careers or retirement, and other family relationships. With warmth, empathy, and perspective, Dr. Adams offers a positive, life-affirming message to parents who are still trying to "fix" their adult children -- Stop! She shows us how to separate from their problems without separating from them, and how to be a positive force in their lives while getting on with our own. As we navigate this critical passage in our second adulthood and their first, the bestselling author of I'm Still Your Mother reminds us that the pleasures and possibilities of postparenthood should not depend on how our kids turn out, but on how we do!

The One Year Praying Through the Bible for Your Kids

The One Year Praying Through the Bible for Your Kids
A Book

by Nancy Guthrie

  • Publisher : Tyndale Momentum
  • Release : 2019-11-05
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1496433769
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The only sure thing you can count on when it comes to your kids . . . is that God has got them. As parents we strategize and agonize. We wish for secret formulas and surefire methods. But somewhere along the way, we discover that what our kids need most is for God to do in their lives what only He can do. This beautiful deluxe edition of The One Year Praying through the Bible for Your Kids is designed to provide you with a daily dose of parenting perspective and hope. Join trusted author Nancy Guthrie as she takes you through The One Year Bible reading plan, helping you to mine each day's passages to discover how the Scriptures speak into the triumphs and turbulence of parenting, as well as provide fresh ways to pray for each of your children. Day by day you'll find yourself worrying less and praying more as your dreams and desires for your kids are increasingly shaped by the Scriptures rather than the culture around you. Let go of fear, and expect God to work as you pray through the Bible for your kids.

Helping Parents Help Their Kids

Helping Parents Help Their Kids
A Clinical Guide to Six Child Problem Behaviors

by Ennio Cipani

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9780876309513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Helping Parents Help Their Kids is a guide both for clinicians who help families and for parents who have children with behavior problems. The author provides three ways to address clinical issues in designing and implementing child behavior management plans: a general behavioral consultation model, a specific behavioral model, and an empirically-tested advice package for problems that can occur in different family contexts. Each chapter provides early research on a specific strategy and several forms to use in the clinical environment.Parents will find this book helpful because the information is presented in a user-friendly format. The author explains how parents can learn specific strategies to deal with six common problems. These problems include: teaching both children and adolescents to comply with the rules of the house, dealing with disruptive behavior, and addressing problems in school.Helping Parents Help Their Kids offers both clinicians and parents effective procedures without the technical jargon many typical behavioral texts use. Instead, the author explains these methods in common-sense terms that will be a welcome change for all who want to find solutions for their child's behavioral problems.

My Wife, My Kids, My God!

My Wife, My Kids, My God!
A Book

by David Asbery

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-10-18
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781463447526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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William Lee Kaplan, Kap, couch potato first, husband and father of four second, is on edge. After 30 years of marriage, he now has to face the possibility that his beloved wife, Clara, may no longer be there for him. As he sits in a pool of worry and regret, he can clearly hear Clara's repeated pleas for help. Now that her life is in the hands of God All Mighty, Kap finally makes an effort to better understand their kids. What does he do or say to his oldest daughter, Melissa, whose name has become a euphimish for angry Black woman? How does he makes sense of his son's, Malcolm, decision to work at a lingerie shop; with a gay man mind you. and last, can he fix the bond that has been broken between his twin daughters, Brina and Tina, female counterparts of Cain and Abel? My wife, My Kids, My God! is a journey of a man and his last chance to make things right. Will Kap pull it together and finally become the father that his wife has begged him to become, or is it too late? Only God knows and right now He's not telling.

Rich Dad Poor Dad - What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money

Rich Dad Poor Dad - What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money
A Book

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0359727891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships

Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships
A Book

by Laura Schlessinger

  • Publisher : Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  • Release : 2001-12-24
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780060280666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author of Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives creates a list of common relationship foibles of couples on the verge of breakup. 150,000 first printing.