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The Family Firm

release date: Jan 01, 2021
The Family Firm
The instant New York Times bestseller! "Emily Oster dives into the data on parenting issues, cuts through the clutter, and gives families the bottom line to help them make better decisions." -Good Morning America "A targeted mini-MBA program designed to help moms and dads establish best practices for day-to-day operations. -The Washington Post From the bestselling author of Expecting Better and Cribsheet, the next step in data driven parenting from economist Emily Oster. In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more. Unlike the hourly challenges of infant parenting, the big questions in this age come up less frequently. But we live with the consequences of our decisions for much longer. What''s the right kind of school and at what age should a particular kid start? How do you encourage a healthy diet? Should kids play a sport and how seriously? How do you think smartly about encouraging children''s independence? Along with these bigger questions, Oster investigates how to navigate the complexity of day-to-day family logistics. Making these decisions is less about finding the specific answer and more about taking the right approach. Parents of this age are often still working in baby mode, which is to say, under stress and on the fly. That is a classic management problem, and Oster takes a page from her time as a business school professor at the University of Chicago to show us that thoughtful business process can help smooth out tough family decisions. The Family Firm is a smart and winning guide to how to think clearly--and with less ambient stress--about the key decisions of the elementary school years. Parenting is a full-time job. It''s time we start treating it like one.

Point Man, Revised and Updated

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Point Man, Revised and Updated
The classic guide to becoming the spiritual leader your family needs--now revised and updated with new content and new chapters to help you navigate the complexities of today''s culture. The world has changed dramatically since 1990, when the first edition of Point Man hit the shelves and went on to sell more than half a million copies. Now, many Christian men feel like they are living on a different planet. This updated edition of the classic book provides powerful inspiration, clear scriptural direction, and contemporary examples to equip you to take your God-given position on the front lines in the battle for your family''s health and survival. Point Man is your trustworthy guide as you lead your loved ones in various seasons of marriage and parenting, stand strong in times of personal temptation, and help your family forge a strong faith in the midst of a corrupt culture.

The Race-Wise Family

release date: Jan 01, 2022
The Race-Wise Family
"The Race-Wise Family walks Christian parents through ten distinct postures of the heart to raise kingdom-minded children who will stand against racial injustice and inequity as part of their Christian witness and discipleship"--

Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

release date: Jun 30, 2021
Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith
This book explores how religious families draw on their spiritual beliefs, religious practices, and faith communities to help them strengthen their marital relationships and their parenting. Using in-depth interviews from eight religious groups - Asian American Christian; Black Christian; Catholic and Orthodox Christian; Evangelical Christian; Jewish; Latter-day Saint; Mainline Protestant; and Muslim - the book uses the interviewees'' own words to show how their religion impacts their lives and influences their relationships. The book also includes an introductory chapter which describes the study and the sample; a conceptual chapter which places the empirical chapters in theoretical context in sociological study of religious families; and a concluding chapter which describes how the editors and authors developed respect and admiration for religious cultures other than their own. Drawing on such a diverse group of religions in America, this book will be of interest to those studying individual religious groups, as well as wider ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Marriage and Family Review.

Growing Your Family: Learn How to Flourish and Thrive as a Military Family

release date: May 01, 2021
Growing Your Family: Learn How to Flourish and Thrive as a Military Family
When military spouses say "I do" to their service members, they are often clueless about the military lifestyle that lies ahead-specifically, raising a family while the service member deploys several weeks, months, and years throughout their career. Growing Your Family is a raw testimony of how one immigrant military spouse and ambitious career woman is raising her family with grit, grace, and style. Sharing her extraordinary experience in creating her home from the scratch and with nothing, saying countless tearful goodbyes with young children, and helping her military family thrive in the COVID-19 pandemic, Pearl provides rare gems of wisdom and her unadulterated perspective on how to make the military lifestyle work. This seasoned childcare professional''s humor will keep you hooked and laughing aloud as you follow Pearl to unknown corners of Ghana in Africa, to the exotic culture in Japan, and to the sophisticated lifestyle in the US. Growing Your Family offers priceless guidance and heart-to-heart encouragement to the clueless or tired military spouse.

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

Specialisms: Autism Perspectives

release date: Apr 10, 2021
Specialisms: Autism Perspectives
My wife and I raised three children together, one of which was diagnosed with high functioning autism. From the beginning we committed to mainstreaming Daniel by giving him access to all the typical things in life instead of yielding to his special needs. This was not for the faint of heart, or wallet. It was a trying and expensive process, but little did we know Daniels diagnosis would open doors we''d assumed had been barred shut. We realized that among the variety of things we faced each day with Daniel, each year one major story emerged as unique and, well, outrageous. As time moved on our passion toward mentoring and investing in others grew; it became apparent that we needed to share our lessons, failures, and most importantly, our successes. Specialisms: Autism Perspectives is a collection of memories, a patchwork quilt of each wonderfully unique moment that raising a child with autism can bring.

LOVE COMES FIRST

release date: Mar 01, 2021
LOVE COMES FIRST
Ready to start (or even thinking of starting) your family? Love Comes First: Creating LGBTQ Families has everything you need in a complete three-in-one format so you can easily find the sections that most apply to you. Inspiring, heartwarming (and sometimes challenging!) stories of families created through multiple ways that come to life with engaging photographs. What the experts say about conceiving and raising children in LGBTQ families-from adoption to surrogacy. A tour through the biology and latest technologies of reproductive medicine from an LGBTQ perspective. Are you a gay man or couple considering surrogacy? Read a first-hand account of a gay dad and his surrogate in Family Stories. Get the details on egg donation and fertility law in Expert Advice. And find out everything you need to know from a biological perspective in Reproductive Possibilities. Or a lesbian wanting to build your family through adoption and biologically? You''ll find various personal perspectives. And practical information from an organization specializing in adoption for LGBTQ parents as well as sperm donation from the largest sperm bank in the country. The book is endorsed by some of the most known LGBTQ parents: "Love Comes First: Creating LGBTQ Families shares beautiful stories to support all of us, no matter what stage in life you are. It''s a resource I wish I had twenty years ago-I love that this book exists now, and for future generations. We are so, so lucky to have these stories to encourage us to live authentically and with purpose, however that may look." - Nate Berkus, host of "Nate & Jeremiah by Design" "Love Comes First: Creating LGBTQ Families is an inspiring resource for beginning your journey to parenthood." - Andy Cohen, host of "What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" "Love Comes First: Creating LGBTQ Families shows us all the different ways to build families. It''s a lot more than a ''how-to'' guide. It gives us hope and encouragement that our families will help make the world a better place." - Melissa Etheridge, multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and activist "My family mean everything to me. I feel extraordinarily blessed to have my beautiful family which as a young, gay man, didn''t seem possible or acceptable in the 80s. But LGBTQ parents can be loving and protective parents just like anyone else and I hope we continue to break down the barriers that challenge or stigmatize LGBTQ families." - David Furnish, co-chief of Rocket Pictures along with his husband, Sir Elton John

Work and Family

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Work and Family
It can be challenging and exhausting for working parents to hold down a job while also raising a family. In order to meet the costs of living, families often have two parents engaged in paid work ¿ but at what personal cost? Why are mothers still earning less at work and doing more at home than fathers in relation to care and domestic duties? What are the stresses for parents in terms of work-life balance and work-family conflict? And how does child care help families to grow, learn and earn? This book explores the realities of parenting and gender roles, and looks at how workers and employers can maintain sustainable work-family balance through familyfriendly, flexible work options. It also reviews the role of affordable child care and how it supports the needs of children while sustaining workforce participation. What are the most effective ways to help families balance work and family life?

Habits of the Household

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Habits of the Household
Habits of the Household by award-winning author Justin Whitmel Earley equips you with simple habits for mealtimes, bedtimes, and other daily routines to shape your home in the rhythms of God''s love.

World Peace at Home

release date: Sep 21, 2020
World Peace at Home
There are a million how-to books on raising kids. This is not one of those. What World Peace at Home will do is help you solidify your priorities, so you can get to work doing things your way. Make parenthood and family life a pleasure when you:* Establish boundaries and habits that fit your family. * Nurture close bonds with your kids that will last a lifetime.* Create a home that exudes goodwill and love. * Instill your kids with values that empower them to forge lives they''re proud of.* And, hone in on living practices that set you free to enjoy a happy, peaceful and rewarding family life.Within, you will discover insightful suggestions to aid you in creating your vision. You will find reassuring examples and guidelines to help you to follow through. World Peace at Home is not a fairytale. It''s a way of life. One you have the power to create.

Parenting Outside the Lines

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Parenting Outside the Lines
No-nonsense, sanity-saving insights from the Washington Post on Parenting columnist--for anyone who''s drowning in parental pressure and advice that doesn''t work. Ever feel overwhelmed by the stress and perfectionism of our overparenting culture--and at the same time, still look for solutions to ease the struggles of everyday family life? Parenting coach and Washington Post columnist Meghan Leahy feels your pain. Like her clients and readers, she grew weary of the endless "shoulds" of modern parenting--along with the simplistic rules and advice that often hurt more than help. Filled with insights based on child development and hard-won lessons in the trenches, this honest guide presents a new approach, offering permission to practice imperfect parenting with a strong dose of common sense, empathy, and laughter. You''ll gain perspective on trusting your gut, picking your battles, and when to question what''s "normal" (as opposed to what works best for your child). Forget impossible standards and dogma, and serving organic salmon to four-year-olds. Forget helicopters, tiger moms, and being "mindful" in the middle of a meltdown (your child''s or your own). Instead, discover relatable insights for staying connected to your child and true to the parent you want to be (and already are).

Autism in Lockdown: Expert Tips and Insights on Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic

release date: May 29, 2020
Autism in Lockdown: Expert Tips and Insights on Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic
Autism in Lockdown includes Tips and Insights from the World''s Leading Experts on subjects such as: Carol Gray - Social Stories for a pandemic Dr. Tony Attwood - Latest Research on Autism and Covid 19 Temple Grandin - How the Lockdown is Affecting Me Carol Kranowitz - Sensory "Quinks" for Cooped-Up Days Dr. Jed Baker - Anxiety, Autism, and the Coronavirus Dr. Wendela Whitcomb-Marsh - How to Deal with Sudden Homeschooling Jim Ball - Maintaining Good Behavior During Lockdown Beth Aune - OT Support for Sensory, Motor Skills and Self-care Anita Lesko - My Experiences as a Woman with Autism in the Medical Professional Sean Barron - How to Cope During Lockdown Katie Saint - Depression During the Lockdown

The Simple Parenting Guide to Technology

release date: Apr 14, 2020
The Simple Parenting Guide to Technology
The Simple Parenting Guide to Technology is a short guide that will teach you how to set healthy limits on your kid''s screen time. Whether it''s smartphones, gaming, or social media, you will learn everything you need to say and do. This book is for any parent who has thought, "Please, just tell me what to do!"You will learn: - How much screen time is right for their age.- How to calmly set and enforce limits.- Word-for-word scripts to handle tricky scenarios.- How to create a simple family tech agreement.- When and how to utilize parental controls.- What to do if they are watching porn.- What to do if they are being cyberbullied.- What to do if they are talking to strangers.- What to do if they won''t put their devices away.You''ll be able to read this book in less than an hour and know exactly what to do to help your kid be a healthy digital citizen. Even your kids will thank you ...someday.

High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation

release date: Mar 02, 2020
High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation
High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation: The Making and Breaking of Family Ties describes an innovative approach for families where children are caught up in their parents'' acrimonious relationship - before, during and after formal legal proceedings have been initiated and concluded. This first book in a brand-new series by researchers and clinicians at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) outlines a model of therapeutic work which involves children, their parents and the wider family and social network. The aim is to protect children from conflict between their parents and thus enable them to have healthy relationships across both ''sides'' of their family network. High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation is written for professionals who work with high-conflict families - be that psychologists, psychiatrists, child and adult psychotherapists, family therapists, social workers, children''s guardians and legal professionals including solicitors and mediators, as well as students and trainees in all these different disciplines. The book should also be of considerable interest for parents who struggle with post-separation issues that involve their children.

Family Strong - 7 Gifts for a Lasting Legacy

release date: Feb 01, 2020

Parenting and Family Life in a Chinese Society

release date: Mar 09, 2020
Parenting and Family Life in a Chinese Society
In the traditional Chinese culture, families showed several characteristics. First, male members generally held a superior position whereas females typically occupied a submissive role. Second, under the strong influence of Confucianism, filial piety was strongly upheld with a central focus on the father-son relationship. Third, because of the importance of maintaining harmony in the family, the collective interest (ie: family interest) was placed above individual interest. In this book we try to convey the traditional and contemporary influences of parenting and family life in Hong Kong. We also attempt to conduct more theoretical integration and consider ways that can help to promote the family life of adolescents in the Chinese setting.

Family Conflict:

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Family Conflict:
"The relationship between work and family can have different effects on individuals. As such, Family Conflict: Perspectives, Management and Outcomes presents a new look at the relationship between family and work, focusing on the effect that a mentor can have on family support and the hardships that individuals may experience while managing the boundaries between their work and their family. The authors review the existing literature regarding the effects of smartphone use on work to family interference, individual-related outcomes of recovery, psychological detachment, relaxation, stress, and wellbeing. Following this, the nature of effective parenting is examined by integrating the construct of emotional availability within a context-specific theoretical framework. In broader terms, emotional availability refers to parental sensitivity, non-intrusiveness, structuring, and non-hostility, as well as child''s responsiveness and involvement (Biringen 2000). A detailed overview of the current knowledge on helicopter parenting behavior is provided, and the recent literature regarding its effects on the psychological well-being of emerging adults is discussed"--

Parenting Musically

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Parenting Musically
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.

How We Keep Spinning...!

release date: Nov 01, 2019
How We Keep Spinning...!
Kevin Fisher-Paulson is beloved all over the San Francisco Bay area for the stories of family he has told as a columnist for the SF Chronicle. While telling his stories, Kevin has stumbled over more than a few truths about foster care, gay marriage, interracial family, and rescue dogs. This is the first bound collection of selected columns.

Screen Captured

release date: Sep 24, 2019
Screen Captured
If you''re a parent, you can''t escape the avalanche of news touting the negative effects of technology on children. You figure that screen time can''t be as bad as experts are making it out to be, and yet, you''re unsure which platforms to trust and may even have anxiety over what your kids are seeing online. You want to help them form good habits around technology use, but where can you turn for guidance? In Screen Captured, Sean Herman separates technology fact from fiction for his fellow parents. He highlights the difference between positive screen time, which focuses on education, connectedness, and creativity, and being screen captured, where we are manipulated by tech companies to crave the infinite feed. He acknowledges privacy concerns but digs deeper to reveal the true problem: a growing obsession among children with the social validation they receive online. Sean equips you with critical questions to ask so you can give your kids the best of technology--while eliminating the worst of it.

Boy Mom

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Boy Mom
This guidebook, packed with wisdom, practical advice, resources, and encouragement, explores how moms can equip their sons with what they most need to succeed in life. Monica Swanson knew she''d tapped a heartfelt concern when nearly two million readers shared her blog post "What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from His Mom." In this helpful book, she takes mothers deeper into the insights they need for the boy-raising journey, covering topics from dealing with the daily influences of friends and technology to helping a boy grow to be physically, spiritually, and emotionally healthy. She also addresses learning and finding passions, perspectives on relationships and dating, and work ethics and money management. Each chapter features relatable stories, handy checklists, and practical advice based on a combination of research, experience, and biblical truth to guide and equip a mom in helping her son achieve his God-given potential.

31 Creative Ways to Build Your Family Team: Practical Everyday Tools That Will Make an Immediate Difference

release date: Sep 24, 2019
31 Creative Ways to Build Your Family Team: Practical Everyday Tools That Will Make an Immediate Difference
When opening your toolbox for building your family team, you might find it quite scarce or even empty. How can you train your children and cultivate a healthy culture? How do you begin to stop thinking about family as a collection of individuals and more as a team? What are the practical steps you can take to rest and revaluate your rhythm regularly? In, 31 Creative Ways to Build Your Family Team, Kelsey and Jeremy layout simple ways to start thinking about family intentionally. Each day brings a new idea, change or tip that can range from being serious to whimsical for families with kids of all ages! Take this one month journey with your spouse and come out the other side with new ideas and a deeper understanding of how to build your family team. Going through 31 Creative Ways to Build Your Family Team will: -Give you practical tools for training and engaging that you can implement right away-Transform your family culture-Connect on a deep level regularly-Cultivate a team-identity-Create family rhythms and ways to continually improve on them-Help you develop language to grow in healthy communication

I'm Me with ASD

release date: Aug 07, 2019
I'm Me with ASD
I''m Me with ASD is a glimpse into Jimmy''s Day with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Written with fun-loving rhyme, Michelle Spray gives a simple introduction to the challenges her autistic family experiences from morning routines, reminders, in-school behaviors, to staying focused. This book is dedicated to Autism families and those who struggle to understand. "Mornings can be tricky - Before OT exercises begin. - When we get to school on time - We celebrate the win!" - "As a school-based occupational therapist, one of the biggest challenges I come across is integrating my students on the spectrum into the general education classroom. ASD is such a foreign concept for students, teachers, staff and parents who have not had the pleasure of a personal experience with a child or adult with ASD. This can also ring true for students who have not been diagnosed as being on the spectrum, but demonstrate many of the traits/characteristics associated with being on the spectrum, such as sensory integration and sensory regulation difficulties. Michelle has done a wonderful job sharing the story of what a child or individual with ASD''s experience may look like as they move through and interact within the world. Having books like these available in schools, social clubs, and for families and friends to gain a deeper perspective and understanding is paramount and will empower the readers to shift the conversation from "I don''t understand" to "how can I understand more/better?" -Thank you for sharing your ability to see through another''s lens, and devoting so much of your time and energy to gifting words to those who need a voice and context to those who crave to understand."-Amanda Carney, OTD, OTR/L, ATS - "This book is a little gem for our readers about ASD. Too often kids are considered to be behaving badly when in reality they are just trying to make it through the day, or just minute by minute. This book helps to remind people that not all disabilities are just on the outside." -Sarah Haynes, Nationally Certified Peer Support Specialist - "As a mother with a child with ASD this book hits on a lot of the key issues that any child in a school setting has difficulties with. But is explained in such a way that any age can understand and have compassion for such children. Wonderful book!" -Page King, Autism Mom - "This book is a must read! It offers a simple, straightforward look at a day in the life of a child with Autism. For those who can relate, it normalizes their everyday experiences with processing and navigating through the world. At the same time, it allows those around them a better understanding of what they are going through and how to help them be successful." -Karen Powers, Autism Mom

One Beautiful Dream

release date: Jun 11, 2019
One Beautiful Dream
Popular radio host Jennifer Fulwiler is the last person you''d expect to be the mother of six children. Intimately relatable, One Beautiful Dream is the story of one woman''s wild experiment of chasing her dreams with multiple kids in tow and discovering that the life we need is not the one we would have chosen for ourselves.

Conversations with My Kids: 30 Essential Family Discussions for the Digital Age

release date: Mar 15, 2019
Conversations with My Kids: 30 Essential Family Discussions for the Digital Age
Educate your kids and Empower them. Prepare them for life.OUR GOAL: To provide tools to facilitate amazing conversations that will help you connect on a deeper level with your kids and strengthen your family.The world is changing around us at an ever increasing speed, with new technology and a glut of information that can sometimes inspire, but is often empty or meaningless. This is why it''s imperative for us as parents (and caring adults) to be empathetic listeners and a source of useful, worthwhile information to our children. We must teach our kids how to find answers to their questions and to know the difference between right and wrong, between truth and deception.Each of our kids are faced with a huge variety of pressures on every side: to conform, to lose hope, to give up, to push down feelings, to escape hard work and challenges, to not stand up for themselves and others, and to avoid following one''s heart and mind, to name a few.We can help our kids face these challenges by connecting with them in meaningful conversation about important topics, including the some of the struggles they face or will face in the future. Please adapt these simple discussions to fit your needs and the needs of your children.

Transformational Parenting

release date: Feb 14, 2019
Transformational Parenting
Life-Changing Magic... Transformational Parenting is a revolutionary approach to parenting that turns the idea of "parenting" as we know it upside-down. By teaching parents psychological tools for personal growth as well as evidence-based parenting tools, in-book exercises, and tools for everyday life, parents and children can together transform into the best version of themselves. Within these pages, you will learn: Why children misbehave and what to do about it How to free yourself from the nagging and monitoring of traditional "parenting" How to let go of anxiety, sadness and anger and help your children let go too How to raise your child to his or her full potential and much more... Transformational Parenting may just be the only parenting book you will ever need. If you are ready to create a better life for yourself and your child, then this book is for you. u200b Jennifer Johnston-Jones, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and executive director of Roots & Wings Institute for Personal Growth and Family Excellence. She''s helped countless families transform their lives through her therapy practice, work in hospitals and non-profits as well as her speaking engagements for parents, clinicians and educators. Dr. Johnston-Jones lives in the Los Angeles area with her family, whom she absolutely adores. You can learn more, and sign up for her newsletter at: www.DrJenniferJones.com

How to be a Family

release date: Jan 01, 2019
How to be a Family
In this "funny and honest" (Pamela Druckerman) memoir, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together. What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids'' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family? Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children''s time wisely, and when they weren''t arguing over screen time, the Kois family-Dan, his wife Alia, and their two pre-teen daughters-could each be found searching for their own happiness. But aren''t families supposed to achieve happiness together? In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny family memoir, the fractious, loving Kois'' go in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home-but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live outside the East Coast parenting bubble. HOW TO BE A FAMILY brings readers along as the Kois girls-witty, solitary, extremely online Lyra and goofy, sensitive, social butterfly Harper-like through the Kiwi bush, ride bikes to a Dutch school in the pouring rain, battle iguanas in their Costa Rican kitchen, and learn to love a town where everyone knows your name. Meanwhile, Dan interviews neighbors, public officials, and scholars to learn why each of these places work the way they do. Will this trip change the Kois family''s lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go? A journalistic memoir filled with heart, empathy, and lots of whining, HOW TO BE A FAMILY will make readers dream about the amazing adventures their own families might take.

Parents As Partners in Education

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Parents As Partners in Education
Previous edition (9th) entitled Parents as partners in education and entered under: Eugenia Hepworth.

Family and Space

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Family and Space
While the ''spatial turn'' within the social sciences has already nurtured a broad discussion of the relation between society and space, little attention has so far been paid to the question of what we can learn about families when exploring space in its different facets. This book brings together international authors from the fields of sociology, human geography, and anthropology to support the development of space-sensitive and de-territorialised perspectives on the family that reach beyond classical concepts such as the ''household'' or the ''nuclear family''. With close attention to the implications of differing relations to space for the social fabric of families, it presents studies of theoretical, methodological, and empirical aspects of late-modern family life. Examining the meaning of absence and presence for parenting, the aesthetic, and sensual dimensions of everyday family life, and its digital and media-related features aspects, Family and Space considers the value of a range of approaches to researching the spatial elements of family life, including ethnographic accounts, interviews, group discussions, mobile methods, and network analyses. range of approaches to researching the spatial elements of family life, including ethnographic accounts, interviews, group discussions, mobile methods, and network analyses.

Pilates For Parenting

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Pilates For Parenting
"Kenley models her exercises for improving parenting habits by analogy to the work of Joseph Pilates'' method of physical therapy. In this system, parents are encouraged to stretch their levels of responsibility and causality in specific ways in service of improving the safety, nurturing, mentoring, and quality of life for their children"--

School Ready

release date: Jul 01, 2018
School Ready
Is your sensitive preschooler starting school soon? Do you want your child to THRIVE, and not just ''cope''? You are not alone. Every child is unique, and therefore every child has unique needs. But what if your school starter''s subtle differences set them apart from their peers?

The Family Board Meeting: You Have 18 Summers to Create Lasting Connection with Your Children

release date: Jun 17, 2018
The Family Board Meeting: You Have 18 Summers to Create Lasting Connection with Your Children
Discover three simple steps to create a lasting connection with your children. If you could do one thing that you knew would dramatically strengthen your family in just a few hours, would you do it? That''s the question we pose in the Family Board Meeting, the simple guide to reconnecting with your children that has spread around the globe. Discover the elegant and powerful strategy that promises to: *Connect you more deeply with your children *Reduce "screen sucking" and device dependence *Make each child in your family feel important and unique *Help you feel more open and authentic with your children *Increase your happiness at home *Building an enduring family legacy of connection and memories The Family Board Meeting is a carefully designed, easy-to-follow guide to creating quality time with your children. It takes only minutes to plan your first Board Meeting... and it''s guaranteed to be a ton of fun for both you and your child! Welcome to the most important meeting of your life.

Visionary Parenting: Capture a God-Sized Vision for Your Family

release date: Sep 01, 2009
Visionary Parenting: Capture a God-Sized Vision for Your Family
The author gives encouragement and insight into life-changing action that will impact generations to come. Parents will be inspired to build faith and character in the heart of their kids. Topics covered include: the God-filled normal life, impacting a thousand generations, creating a home of unity, the noble calling of fatherhood and motherhood, the blessing of family worship, and discipline that disciples.

Crazy Cool Family

release date: May 12, 2018
Crazy Cool Family
What if you could read one book that would change the course of your family forever? A book that would show you a clear pathway to an awesome, Jesus-focused family where everyone in the family loves Jesus and loves each other deeply? A book that would help you be confident your kids will leave your nest connected to you and walking with Jesus?Crazy Cool Family is that book! Authors Don and Suzanne Manning, parents of seven godly children and ministers to hundreds of Crazy Cool Families over the last decade, deliver a uniquely gifted message that will cause you to Rethink the Way You Do Family!They asked Jesus in Matthew 22:37-40 what was most important in life. He said life was about relationships, first with our Heavenly Father and then with others around us. The same is true for family. Family is our most important network of relationships and the strength of our family will be determined by the strength of all of the family relationships.This book will show you how to navigate all of the relationships in your home so that everyone in the home loves and likes each other as well as show you how to create a culture in your home so that everyone wants to be there! Filled with stories, humor, and love, this is a book you will refer to again and again as a treasure map to unlock the unique, amazing family God has for you!

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.

The Holy Family Model Not Exception

release date: Mar 19, 2018
The Holy Family Model Not Exception
Description of Book The communion of love between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the source from which love in the human family springs, according to contemporary Catholic Theology. The Holy Family, from the Middle Ages in Europe, was considered the earthly Trinity but because there was no conjugal intercourse it was considered the exception. In her book, Shivanandan argues that Christ is the model for all human love in His conforming to the father''s will. The Holy Family, with Christ at the center is, therefore, the model for all baptized human families. Shivanandan traces how the family as a communion of persons came about and is lived in Western culture along with distortions which affect it today. Until the role of Joseph as husband and father and a philosophy of the person and communion of persons, both of which matured in the 19th and 20th centuries, were developed, a full understanding of the Holy Family and by corollary the human family as a communion of persons imaging divine Trinitarian communion could not come about. Central to the author''s theme is the understanding of the human person as gift and his/her fulfillment as self-gift to God and/or another human being, especially according to the teaching of St. John Paul II. The Holy Family witnesses both to celibacy for the kingdom and human spousal love. In the central portion of the book, the author spells out what it means to be a communion of persons both in the Holy Family and human families. The person, both as man or woman, is in a unique relationship with God. Sexual difference, while intrinsic to the person made in God''s image, never obscures the equality of his/her being a person whose freedom is fundamental. The spousal relation, while giving different roles to man and woman, must always respect, especially, the personhood of the woman. Similarly motherhood and fatherhood have distinct gifts and tasks. The bodily nursing of the infant by the mother in imitation of Mary, is particularly emphasized. The importance of the child is stressed since our destiny is to be adopted children of the Father. A pivotal chapter spells out the importance of Presence/presence; of Christ''s presence in the family and of bodily presence of family members to each other. A chapter is devoted to how the Church''s teaching in the encyclical, Humanae vitae helps to bring about the communion of persons. Far from being a barrier to spousal love, it enhances it, although not without effort and a certain suffering. The two final chapters consider Lumen Gentium''s universal call to holiness and sin and conversion. While sin is the usual path of man and woman after the Fall, Christ''s redeeming power in the sacraments enables weak human beings to surmount their weaknesses and live the full measure of the communion of persons in the family; in other words to be holy families like the Holy Family. The book has particular relevance in our culture today, confused as it is over the identity of man and woman and marriage. Women seek to become like men in order participate in society, regarding their feminine gift of fertility and nurturing as detrimental. Some men, on the other hand, seek to become women. This book, following John Paul II, shows a better way that both affirms women''s legitimate desires to be honored as human persons first and, at the same time, calls for a true appreciation of masculine gifts. Without mutual submission to the Creator of the Universe, who is a Communion of Love, men and women cannot find the communion of love they seek and which is essential for their own flourishing and that of children and families. The Holy Family is, indeed, the model not the exception.

Making Sense of Parenthood

release date: Aug 31, 2017
Making Sense of Parenthood
Traces and theorises the processes of caring, paid work and ''gatekeeping'' as parents negotiate these intensified and gendered domains.
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