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Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

by Kim John Payne,Lisa M. Ross

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2009-08-25
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0345516982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: • Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter—as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. • Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. • Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child’s daily torrent of constant doing. • Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children’s “screen time” to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation. A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children.

Love Centered Parenting

Love Centered Parenting
Contributing to Your Child's Wellness by Living From The Heart and Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom

by Maria Gavriel

  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2014-10-22
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1452523371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our modern culture has lowered the volume on our inner voice. We, as parents, are often left disempowered and unclear about our parenting choices. What exactly has been muffling that inner voice, and where do we go from here? Love Centered Parenting offers friendly guidance to help you find your own inner wisdom, so that you hear it loudly and clearly during your parenting journey. It is an intimate share about fertility challenges, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, sleep issues, diet, natural healing, and healthy choices—encouraging you to tune into your own intuition, while reaching out to community to support you. As you read through this book, you will be reminded to tap into your innate intelligence so that you are left feeling empowered with your conscious parenting choices. “The book is both a personal story and an insightful journey into holistic living and parenting. Perhaps the most powerful thread weaving through both Maria’s personal story and her advice on traveling a holistic path, is the message that women must rediscover their mothering intuition and learn to trust their gut instincts. Listening to one’s inner voice is one of the greatest skills any parent can cultivate, whether they choose to follow holistic parenting, or a more conventional route.” — Nancy Peplinsky, founder and executive director, Holistic Moms Network “Maria’s path of discovery has achieved something very rare and precious. That she has been willing to share her wisdom with us is a priceless gift.” — Kim John Payne, M.Ed., author of Simplicity Parenting, Beyond Winning, and The Soul of Discipline. “This book reflects the intuitive and practical experiences of Maria on her path of conscious parenting. Through her experiences, readers are able to expand their awareness for their own journey as well. Kudos, Maria for an authentic, insightful book.” — Jeanne Ohm, DC, executive editor and publisher, Pathway to Wellness Magazine

Minimalist Parenting

Minimalist Parenting
Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

by Christine K. Koh,Asha Dornfest

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1351861204
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We're in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on more. More expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, overparented kids. In MINIMALIST PARENTING, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background "noise." They show how to tune into your family's unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, backed by the authors' personal experience practicing it. It then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, decluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, streamlining recreation, and prioritizing self-care. Filled with parents' personal stories, readers will come away with a unique plan for a simpler life.

Parenting Musically

Parenting Musically
A Book

by Lisa Huisman Koops

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-11-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0190873647
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Parents use music in family life to accomplish practical tasks, make relational connections, and guide their children's musical development. Parenting Musically portrays the musicking of eight diverse Cleveland-area families in home, school, and community settings. Themes from interviews focused on the families' hopes and dreams for their children musically, as well as the families' perceptions of media messages regarding parents and music, serve to deepen the documentation of how families use and perceive music in their daily lives. Family musical interactions are analyzed using the concepts of musical parenting (actions to support a child's musical development) and parenting musically (using music to accomplish extra-musical parenting goals), arguing the importance of recognizing and valuing both modes. An additional construct, practical/relational musicking, adds to the detailed analysis of family musical engagement. Practical musicking refers to musicking for a practical purpose, such as learning a scale or passing the time in a car; relational musicking is musicking that deepens relationships with self, siblings, parents, or community members, such as a grandmother singing to her grandchildren via Facetime as a way to feel connected. Families who embraced both practical and relational musicking expressed satisfaction in long-term musical involvement. Weaving together themes of conscious and intuitive parenting, the rewards and struggles of musical practice, and the role of mutuality in community musicking, the discussion draws on research in music education, psychology, family studies, and sociology. This book serves to highlight the multi-faceted nature of families' engagement in music; the author urges music education practitioners and administrators to consider this diversity when approaching curricular decisions. Written in a style accessible to laypersons, this book will interest a wide range of music educators as well as families, community members, and scholars and practitioners in family studies, psychology, and sociology.

Parenting for Peace

Parenting for Peace
Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers

by Marcy Axness

  • Publisher : Sentient Publications
  • Release : 2012-01
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN : 1591811767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If we really want to change the world, let us raise a generation hardwired for peace and innovation from the very beginning. A child whose brain develops its capacity for self-regulation, self-reflection, trust, and empathy is a joy to parent. As an adult, this individual will have the heart to embrace and exemplify peace, the mind to innovate solutions to social and ecological challenges, and the will to enact them. Such a person is never a genetically predetermined given, but the result of dynamic interactions between genetics and environment, beginning before he or she is even born. Foundations for this level of health begin forming during the prenatal period, and some aspects of optimal development are influenced as early as conception. In the midst of our global human, economic and environmental crises, we have overlooked a profound means of cultivating a sustainable, peaceful future: the choices and attitudes with which we bring our children to life and shepherd them into adulthood. With compassion, good humour and engaging examples, this book points out fundamental missteps we have made through the ages, and explains why they're counter-productive. It gives straightforward guidelines using a unique 7-step/7-principle matrix for parents to foster their children's development in a vibrantly growth-oriented fashion, rather than a protection-oriented fashion. This is an essential guide for raising a generation of peacemakers.

Parenting in the Present Moment

Parenting in the Present Moment
How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters

by Carla Naumburg

  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 2010-09-15
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1937006840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice; Carla Naumburg sets out to remind them that they have everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself without judging it or freaking out about it or thinking everyone, including yourself and your child, should be doing something differently. In Parenting in the Present Moment, Naumburg shares what truly matters in parenting—connecting with children in ways that are meaningful to them and you, staying grounded amidst the craziness of parenting, and staying present for whatever life throws your way. With reassuring, compassionate storytelling, she weaves the most current theories—about healthy relationships, compassionate self-care, and mindfulness—throughout vignettes of her own chaotic childhood and parental struggles. She shows how mindfulness creates a solid foundation for any style of parenting, regardless of your cultural background, socio-economic status, or family structure. She also introduces the STAY model for tough times: Stop whatever it is you’re doing; Take a Breath; Attune to you thoughts and those of your child; and Yield to what is happening so you can respond from a place of connection and compassion. Parenting is an ongoing journey that constantly challenges every parent. Parenting in the Present Moment will help each family find its own way.

Parenting Forward

Parenting Forward
How to Raise Children with Justice, Mercy, and Kindness

by Cindy Wang Brandt

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2019-02-26
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1467452513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A progressive Christian parenting book with a social-justice orientation How do we build a better world? One key way, says Cindy Wang Brandt, is by learning to raise our children with justice, mercy, and kindness. In Parenting Forward Brandt equips Christian parents to model a way of following Jesus that has an outward focus, putting priority on loving others, avoiding judgment, and helping those in need. She shows how parents must work on dismantling their own racial, cultural, gender, economic, and religious biases in order to avoid passing them on to their children. “By becoming aware of the complex ways we participate in systems of inequal­ity or hierarchy,” she says, “we begin to resist systemic injustice ourselves, empower our children, and change our communities.”

Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi

Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi
Cloth Diapers, Cosleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting

by Brian Leaf

  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1608682684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this hilarious, heartfelt book, Brian Leaf tackles parenting with a unique blend of research and humor. He explores Attachment Parenting, as well as Playful, Unconditional, Simplicity, and good old Dr. Spock parenting. He tries cloth diapers, no diapers, cosleeping, and no sleeping. Join him on his rollicking journey in this one-of-a-kind parenting guide.

Raise Your Kids to Succeed

Raise Your Kids to Succeed
What Every Parent Should Know

by Chris Palmer

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-10-04
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 147582985X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raising Your Kids to Succeed: What Every Parent Should Know describes what parents can do to be effective and help their children succeed, both in school and in life.

The Soul of Discipline

The Soul of Discipline
The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance- From Toddlers to Teens

by Kim John Payne

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2015-06-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 034554868X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this groundbreaking book, parenting expert and acclaimed author of the bestselling book Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne, M.Ed., flips the script on children’s challenging or defiant behavior and lays out an elegantly simple plan to support parents in establishing loving, age-sensitive boundaries that help children feel safe and settled. In short: What looks like misbehavior is actually your children’s signal that they’re feeling lost, that they are trying to find direction and looking to you to guide them back on course. Payne gives parents heartwarming help and encouragement by combining astute observations with sensitive and often funny stories from his long career as a parent educator and a school and family counselor. In accessible language, he explains the relevance of current brain- and child-development studies to day-to-day parenting. Breaking the continuum of childhood into three stages, Payne says that parents need to play three different roles, each corresponding to one of those stages, to help steer children through their emotional growth and inevitable challenging times: • The Governor, who is comfortably and firmly in charge—setting limits and making decisions for the early years up to around the age of eight • The Gardener, who watches for emotional growth and makes decisions based on careful listening, assisting tweens in making plans that take the whole family’s needs into account • The Guide, who is both a sounding board and moral compass for emerging adults, helping teens build a sense of their life’s direction as a way to influence healthy decision making Practical and rooted in common sense, The Soul of Discipline gives parents permission to be warm and nurturing but also calm and firm (not overreactive). It gives clear, doable strategies to get things back on track for parents who sense that their children’s behavior has fallen into a troubling pattern. And best of all, it provides healthy direction to the entire family so parents can spend less time and energy on outmoded, punitive discipline and more on connecting with and enjoying their kids. Advance praise for The Soul of Discipline “The Soul of Discipline offers practical tools for helping parents implement discipline that’s respectful and effective, but the book is so much more. Kim John Payne offers a framework to guide parents in making decisions about why, when, and how to hold tighter reins as we build skills in our children, and why, when, and how to loosen the reins as we scaffold freedom.”—Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., co-author of No-Drama Discipline “This book gets deep inside the challenge of getting along with children and teens and thinks deeply about what they need from us to become strong and self-managing. It elevates discipline to what it should be—a caring process of helping kids orient to the world and live in it happily and well.”—Steve Biddulph, author of The New Manhood “Kim Payne provides a useful model for choosing our parenting stance—Governor, Gardener, or Guide—depending on the situation. Most powerfully, Payne begins with the radical view that children are not disobedient but rather disoriented. The upshot of this shift in perspective is that discipline is about helping children orient themselves effectively, not about controlling or chastising.”—Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of Playful Parenting

The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution

The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution
100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep

by Mary DeMocker

  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2018-03-05
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1608684822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Relax,” writes author Mary DeMocker, “this isn’t another light bulb list. It’s not another overwhelming pile of parental ‘to dos’ designed to shrink your family’s carbon footprint through eco-superheroism.” Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book’s brief, action-packed chapters, you’ll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and creative, this vital resource is for everyone who wants to act effectively — and empower children to do the same.

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed
Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time

by Brigid Schulte

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-03-13
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1408826690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In her attempts to juggle work and family life, Brigid Schulte has baked cakes until 2 a.m., frantically (but surreptitiously) sent important emails during school trips and then worked long into the night after her children were in bed. Realising she had become someone who constantly burst in late, trailing shoes and schoolbooks and biscuit crumbs, she began to question, like so many of us, whether it is possible to be anything you want to be, have a family and still have time to breathe. So when Schulte met an eminent sociologist who studies time and he told her she enjoyed thirty hours of leisure each week, she thought her head was going to pop off. What followed was a trip down the rabbit hole of busy-ness, a journey to discover why so many of us ?nd it near-impossible to press the 'pause' button on life and what got us here in the ?rst place. Overwhelmed maps the individual, historical, biological and societal stresses that have ripped working mothers' and fathers' leisure to shreds, and asks how it might be possible for us to put the pieces back together. Seeking insights, answers and inspiration, Schulte explores everything from the wiring of the brain and why workplaces are becoming increasingly demanding, to worldwide differences in family policy, how cultural norms shape our experiences at work, our unequal division of labour at home and why it's so hard for everyone – but women especially – to feel they deserve an elusive moment of peace.

Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids
Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need

by Jessica Smartt

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2020-06-09
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 078522131X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As parents we want to safeguard our children from the pressures and influences of the world, but also prepare them for age-appropriate realities. How do we find that balance? Jessica Smartt shares ways to be more aware, proactive, and protective, but also adventurous with our kids. A former English teacher and homeschooling mother of three, Jessica Smartt felt the weight of helping prepare her kids for life, seeking to raise her children with a sense of adventure, self-confidence, manners, faith, and the ability to use technology wisely. Let Them Be Kids is Jessica’s offering of grace and confidence to moms, providing practical ideas to meet the challenge of raising children. Part story, part guidebook, every chapter includes doable parenting strategies and encouragement for the journey, equipping moms with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered upbringing for our children. Her well-researched, tested methods, woven together with her personal stories and witty humor, deliver wisdom on tough topics, such as: Managing technology and fostering creative playtime Balancing family time versus sports and extracurriculars How and why to let your kids be awkward Protecting innocence and purity Showing grace when kids disobey If you want to conquer fear and find the truth that transforms entire families, Let Them Be Kids will show you that it’s not only possible but essential to enjoy every special moment of building family values together. And it serves as a gentle reminder that, someday, you'll be very glad you did.

Finding Meaning and Success

Finding Meaning and Success
Living a Fulfilled and Productive Life

by Chris Palmer

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021-07-10
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1475850549
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book will help you design and create the best version of yourself. It will give you the chance to shape the kind of person you want to be, and to articulate the goals you want to achieve in your life, both professionally and personally. It will help you behave in ways that are true to your most honorable and generous self. It is a practical guide for people who are interested in leading a more meaningful and successful life, or helping others to do so. It teaches you how to author your own life and how to make commitments to yourself and others that will transform your life for the better. You’ll learn to reflect on your life, think about what really matters to you, and how to create a personal mission statement. You’ll think about your values, articulate your goals, and manage your time effectively. You’ll explore what it means to live an examined life. At the end of each chapter, there are questions to think about and actions to take that reinforce the key messages.

How to Stop Shouting at the Child?

How to Stop Shouting at the Child?
Discover Your Easy Step by Step Way to Simplicity Parenting (Self-Help Tips to Growing Happy Kids): Child Development, Child Support, Defiant Child, Connected Parenting, Mental Health

by Mary Queen

  • Publisher : Serhiy Karpov
  • Release : 2017-08-10
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN : 153374940X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Often people see the upbringing as the imposition of their tastes, requirements, tasks, plans, and dreams, like, ‘I bring him up the way he must grow, I know what he should be aware, what he should do.’ If someone sees the upbringing in this way, my attitude to this is negative, and I would choose another word: help in child’s development, formation, nurturing. Carl Rogers said that ‘an adult on a child could be compared to a gardener helping a plant. The gardener’s job is to supply water, provide the facility with the sunlight, fertilize the soil. That is, to create conditions for development but not to pull the top.’ If you pull the top in a direction that you chose, you won’t grow anything. Dialogue is a bit narrowed concept, I’d better say, mutual understanding, the mood for understanding the child. Yes, it is important when the child knows his parent, but the parent can find out more about his child. And what does it mean to understand the child? First and foremost, it ways to know his needs and to take them into account. The person’s needs vary not only with age but individually, depending on the trajectory along which the child moves. Therefore, it is important to hear the child in a dialogue, to understand why he doesn’t listen to you, what are the reasons for his refusals and rudeness. If your discussion includes ‘to hear,' I accept it. I reject any rough interpretations of the word ‘upbringing’ like if a child doesn’t listen, force him; if he talks rudely, corrects him; if he is offended, tell him, ‘there is nothing to be offended here, you are to blame for what has happened.” Free Gift Inside ;) Would You Like To Know More? This book is Delivered Instantly to Your Reading Device Just Scroll To The Top Of The Page And Select The "Buy Now" Button! Download Your Copy Today! © 2017 All Rights Reserved!

Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting
Using the Power of Less to Raise Happy, Secure Children

by Kim John Payne

  • Publisher : Parenting and Child Health
  • Release : 2019-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781912480036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For parents who want to slow down, but who don't know how, here are four simple steps for decluttering, quieting, and soothing family dynamics so that children can thrive at school, get along with peers, and nurture well-being. Kim John Payne, one of the world's leading Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf educators, offers novel ways to help kids feel calmer, happier, and more secure.

Redirect

Redirect
Changing the Stories We Live By

by Timothy D. Wilson

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-09-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0316192074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if there were a magic pill that could make you happier, turn you into a better parent, solve a number of your teenager's behavior problems, reduce racial prejudice, and close the achievement gap in education? There is no such pill, but story editing -- the scientifically based approach described in Redirect -- can accomplish all of this. The world-renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson shows us how to redirect the stories we tell about ourselves and the world around us, with subtle prompts, in ways that lead to lasting change. Fascinating, groundbreaking, and practical, Redirect demonstrates the remarkable power small changes can have on the ways we see ourselves and our environment, and how we can use this in our everyday lives. "There are few academics who write with as much grace and wisdom as Timothy Wilson. Redirect is a masterpiece." -- Malcolm Gladwell

The Pearl and the Hut

The Pearl and the Hut
Soul Wisdom for Growing up and Living Between Divorced Parents

by Yiana Belkalopolos

  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release : 2021-12-13
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 1525579371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pearl and the Hut, Volume I, is a comprehensive therapeutic resource for adult children of divorce and for caregivers helping young children who are experiencing parental divorce. Yiana Belkalopolos addresses the trauma many children experience in parent divorce through the lens of the practical and soul-spiritual philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian scientist and philosopher behind Waldorf education and the international Anthroposophical movement. Belkalopolos’ work gives psychosocial and soul spiritual support, as well as loving, practical encouragement for children and adult children of divorce through: • Individual-honoring biographies that speak to the support that other growing children of divorce and adult children of divorce have experienced from Rudolf Steiner’s work. • Providing safe, soul-spiritual developmental approaches and demonstrating practices that are supported around the world, helping children of divorce feel more calm, whole, steady, supported, and rightful within themselves. • Revealing to adult children of divorce that there are true and rational explanations for what they are feeling which make them capable of a wholesome life. • Empowering “Pearl” people to take care of their own holistic wellbeing more thoroughly and to know where to reach out for help.

Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]

Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]
A Book

by Victoria Williams Ph.D.

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2016-11-21
  • Pages : 1247
  • ISBN : 1440836590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures

The Bullying Antidote

The Bullying Antidote
Superpower Your Kids for Life

by Louise Hart,Kristen Caven

  • Publisher : Hazelden Publishing
  • Release : 2013-07-01
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 1616494964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this critical, life-saving book, Louse Hart, Ph.D., a leading educator in self-esteem development, gives parents the skills they need to prevent their children--whether 6 or 16--from being bullied. The antidote, she reveals, is to equip moms and dads with the tools to raise confident and resilient kids through positive parenting.