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Families & Faith

release date: Apr 01, 2006
Families & Faith
When the church of the home and the church of the parish work together, lasting faith formation is the result. Families and Faith: A Vision and Practice for Parish Leaders offers readers a wealth of ideas and strategies for helping families grow in faith. It focuses on practical steps for connecting faith and life, family faith and spirituality, families and Christian practice, and families and serving others. Excellent for catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and coordinators for whole community catechesis.

Modern Families

release date: Mar 12, 2015
Modern Families
Provides an expert view of research on parenting and child development in new family forms.

Coaching Leadership Families

release date: Nov 01, 2012
Coaching Leadership Families
This book examines the leadership family model as a key coaching and mentoring tool for the multiplication of healthy, strong families in the twenty-first century. This book introduces the leadership family model as a four-step process: individual male and female leadership, leadership couples, leadership families, mentor-coach other leadership families. In addition, this book highlights the third and fourth steps of the leadership family model leadership families, mentoring-coaching leadership families by defining, explaining, and suggesting ways to coach and mentor families locally and globally. Primary and secondary research was used in this book as well as life experience. The results indicate there is evidence leadership families do exist, and the leadership family model should be considered as a viable coaching and mentoring tool for multiplying healthy, strong families in the twenty-first century. In addition, the results suggest families need a roadmap to health, strength, and growth. The leadership family model can provide that roadmap.

Korean Families Yesterday and Today

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Korean Families Yesterday and Today
Twelve chapters, portraying diverse aspects of the contemporary Korean families and showing how they have come to have their current shapes

Latino Children and Families in the United States

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Latino Children and Families in the United States
The Latino population in the United States continues to grow and now represents 12% of the population. Yet, remarkably little attention has been paid to understanding parenting and child development processes among Latino families. This volume addresses this need and advances the field both by presenting state-of-the-art research on Latino parenting and also by proposing conceptual and methodological frameworks that can provide the field with further integration and direction.

Family Studies

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Family Studies
This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare''s A Comedy of Errors. Miola''s edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play''s debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family
Family life has been radically transformed over the past three decades. Half of all households are unmarried, while only a quarter of all married households have kids. A third of the nation''s births are to unwed mothers, and a third of America''s married men earn less than their wives. With half of all women cohabitating before they turn thirty and gay and lesbian couples settling down with increasing visibility, there couldn''t be a better time for a book that tracks new conceptions of marriage and family as they are being formed. The editors of this volume explore the motivation to marry and the role of matrimony in a diverse group of men and women. They compare empirical data from several emerging family types (single, co-parent, gay and lesbian, among others) to studies of traditional nuclear families, and they consider the effect of public policy and recent economic developments on the practice of marriage and the stabilization?or destabilization?of family. Approaching this topic from a variety of perspectives, including historical, cross-cultural, gendered, demographic, socio-biological, and social-psychological viewpoints, the editors highlight the complexity of the modern American family and the growing indeterminacy of its boundaries. Refusing to adhere to any one position, the editors provide an unbiased account of contemporary marriage and family.

Family Wisdom

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Family Wisdom
Compiles quotations on family life including such subjects as children leaving home, working mothers, and domesticity

Effective Family Strengthening Interventions

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Families of Children with Special Needs

release date: Jan 01, 1983

Family-making

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Family-making
Explores the moral choices of making or expanding families through adoption or technologically-assisted reproduction and highlights the social norms that can distort decision-making.

The Bilingual Family

release date: Mar 27, 2003
The Bilingual Family
This is the second edition of the best-selling book that has provided practical advice to thousands of parents who want their children to grow up bilingual. It still gives parents up-to-date information and advice they need to make informed decisions about what language policy to adopt with their children. This new edition also looks at cases of single-parent families with bilingual children, as well as schooling and bi-literacy issues. The authors help parents identify the factors that will influence their decision to bring up their children as bilinguals. The second part consists of case studies of bilingual families, which illustrate a wide range of different solutions . The third part is an alphabetical reference guide providing answers to the most frequently asked questions about bilingualism. Bringing up bilingual children is a challenge and this book helps parents meet that challenge.

Feminist Perspectives on Family Law

Feminist Perspectives on Family Law
Examining specific areas of family law from a feminist perspective, this book assesses the impact that feminism has had upon family law. It is deliberately broad in scope, as it takes the view that family law cannot be defined in a traditional way. In addition to issues of long-standing concern for feminists, it explores issues of current legal and political preoccupation such as civil partnerships, home-sharing, reproductive technologies and new initiatives in regulating family practices through criminal law, including domestic violence and youth justice.

Wonderful Ways to Be a Family

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Wonderful Ways to Be a Family
Suggestions for strengthening family ties include planting a family garden, taking photographs, admitting mistakes, overlooking small annoyances, and negotiating differences

Family Transitions

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Family Transitions
This volume, the result of the second annual Summer Institute sponsored by the Family Research Consortium, focuses on family transitions--both normative and non-normative. The subject of family transitions has been a central concern of the consortium largely because studies of families in motion help to highlight mechanisms leading to adaptation and dysfunction. This text represents a collective effort to understand the techniques individuals and families employ to adapt to the pressing issues they encounter along their life course.

Putting Family First

release date: Aug 02, 2002
Putting Family First
The founders of a lauded family advocacy organization present a guide for reclaiming family life, even in the most hectic households. In the past twenty years, children''s free time has declined by twelve hours a week, time spent on structured sports activities has doubled, family dinners are down by a third, and the number of families taking vacations together has decreased by 28 percent. When William J. Doherty and Barbara Z. Carlson observed this trend in their own families and community, they took action and founded Family Life First, an organization committed to helping parents reclaim family time. Doherty and Carlson offer realistic ways to regain valuable family connections and embark on more balanced, meaningful relationships at home. Drawing on their years of hands-on experience, they share tips for time-crunched parents on how to: --get everyone to sit down for family meals --make bedtime a meaningful end to the day --plan family outings and vacations --make time for your marriage More than just a time-management manual, this book delves into the issues that lie at the heart of all family-related choices, revealing innovative ways to address scheduling conflicts, competitiveness, and the many other situations that cause daily angst. Offering a new perspective on a fraying institution, Putting Family First restores a sense of fulfillment, fun, and security to the family once again.

Media, Family Interaction and the Digitalization of Childhood

release date: Sep 29, 2017
Media, Family Interaction and the Digitalization of Childhood
This is a first-class repository of new knowledge on how media and family routines intertwine in daily interactions. The multi-method approach reveals how varying forms of media affect the interaction between children and their parents. Avoiding criticism of these interactions, the contributors instead offer an impartial view of the natural occurrences in media-related family life.

Natural Family Living

release date: Mar 01, 2000
Natural Family Living
A practical, expansive guide to natural parenting features plentiful advice and instruction on how to raise intelligent, welladjusted children the natural way. Original.

The Family

release date: Jun 01, 2007
The Family
The authors of A Model for Marriage share Christian insights into universal issues that shape modern family life from marriage and parenting to sexuality and communication, providing in the latest edition updates on contemporary classroom practices and online resources. Original.

Risk-Proofing Your Family

release date: Jan 01, 1995

Three Steps to a Strong Family

release date: Sep 01, 1995
Three Steps to a Strong Family
Offers a comprehensive guide to building a supportive and cohesive family unit to provide a rich, rewarding, stable, and structured life

Jewish Family and Life

release date: Sep 15, 1998
Jewish Family and Life
Shows Judaism''s spiritual, cultural, and moral role.

Emergence of a new type of family?

release date: Nov 29, 2016

The Family First Workbook

release date: Sep 13, 2005
The Family First Workbook
The popular syndicated television psychologist and author of The Ultimate Weight Solution draws on the philosophies of his best-selling guide, Family First, in a companion workbook for parents that features group and individual exercises, scripts, and self-evaluations. Original. 200,000 first printing.

A Revolution in Family Policy

release date: Sep 26, 2012
A Revolution in Family Policy
Tony Blair’s New Labour government has had a momentous impact on British family policy over the past fifteen years. It aimed to reduce poverty, improve child outcomes, and break the cycle of deprivation. InA Revolution in Family Policy, social policy analyst Clem Henricson asks whether or not these broad aspirations for general social betterment have been met. Raising important questions about the feasibility of the government’s programs, she proposes narrowing the scope of the programs to more realistic levels by focusing solely on family well-being. A stimulating, challenging, and timely debate, this book is critical reading for family and social policy analysts or anyone interested in productive social programs in this era of economic austerity.

Nontraditional Families

Nontraditional Families
First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Support for Caregiving Families

release date: Jan 01, 1989

Families Encouraging Faith

release date: Jan 01, 1992

Families Experiencing Faith

release date: Jan 01, 1992

Families and Parenting

release date: Jan 01, 1996

Parenting and Children's Educational Outcomes in Homeless Families

release date: Jan 01, 1996

Families Facing Poverty

release date: Jan 01, 1996

Building Good Families in a Changing World

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Building Good Families in a Changing World
This book attempts something apparently unusual in sociology: a discussion of the family in the context of traditional ideas of the good, virtue and morality. The book is timely, because family relationships are in distress, and it offers an analysis and proposes possibly helpful solutions.

Indian Urban Families, Child-rearing Practices and Child Growth

Families at Risk

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Families at Risk
FAMILIES AT RISK is a guide to understanding & protecting children & care providers involved in out-of-home or adoptive care of children. Over 400 pages guide readers initially through the reality of being a child in care & the complex issues involving professionals & families caring for these children. This book covers the role of families providing care, guidelines for these families & healthy ideas for stress management. Professionals gain insight into the day-to-day issues of families & how they can establish teams in working for the best interest of the child. A careful review of allegations, discipline & maltreatment helps all individuals involved in this complex & controversial issue. Families who provide care have been grateful this book was finally written. Social service agencies are preordering for all their social workers. "This book should be mandatory for anyone involved with children who have faced compounded losses or are in out-of-home care." Loaded with case studies, interviews & easy to follow graphics. For more information contact: Jodee Kulp, Better Endings, New Beginnings, 119 North 4th St., Suite 401, Minneapolis, MN 55401. (612) 341-9870, FAX: (612) 337-5104. Quantity discounts are available. $29.95 each.

Young African American Multigenerational Families in Poverty

release date: Jan 01, 1992
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