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Parenting for the Digital Generation

release date: Jan 15, 2022
Parenting for the Digital Generation
Reviews the broad landscape of legal and practical issues facing parents and adolescents when using smart phones and online technologies.

Parenting and Child Development: Across Ethnicity and Culture

release date: Mar 31, 2021
Parenting and Child Development: Across Ethnicity and Culture
This research-based book covers the core components of modern parenting and child development across multi-ethnic and cross-cultural contexts in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America, with a focus on the United States. Parenting and Child Development: Across Ethnicity and Culture is based on a cohesive framework that links physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional aspects of children''s lives to their experiences of parental behavior. This book covers the fundamentals of parent-child relationships, including the theoretical perspective of parenting, positive and negative parenting behaviors, and changing patterns of parenting from infancy through adolescence. Explored are parent-child relationships and their implications for children''s health, well-being, and quality of life in different family forms, including parenting in drug-addicted families, homeless families, cohabiting families, single-parent families, and LGBT families around the world. Using an array of theories with relevant empirical findings, the practical implications for child development both within the United States and across the globe are highlighted. Also included is specific information about tools and techniques for measuring intimate relationships and intervention strategies for relationship problems. Integrates modern, evidence-based research on parenting and child development Synthesizes interdisciplinary modes of studying parenting and child development Contextualizes research using global perspectives across cultures, ethnicities, and a diverse array of family patterns Capture both fundamentals and nuances of parenting and child development in concise chapters

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.

Loving You Big

release date: Sep 28, 2021
Loving You Big
Before becoming a mother, Leah Witman Moore would zoom through the day with her to-do list in hand, happily teaching high school students, and returning home to her loving husband, Zachary. Then their first child, Jordan, was born with an extremely rare syndrome called Cri Du Chat. And when their twin boys, Austin and Oliver, were born four years later, they found themselves surrounded by neurosurgeons and oncologists, once again testing the resolve of their sanity and their marriage. In Loving You Big, Leah Witman Moore recounts how she learns to balance the joys and sorrows of her life as she navigates between wig-clad dance parties and the painful loss of loved ones. This powerful and poignant memoir teaches readers to celebrate every small victory, savor every chaotic moment, and recognize the profound impact of a kind word.

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting Professional Companion

release date: Aug 19, 2021
The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting Professional Companion
This resource offers guidance and assessment tools for professionals supporting therapeutic families. It will inform assessments and interventions, improve relationships between supporting professionals and parents, support family stability, ensure developmental needs are met and reduce the risk of burnout and family breakdown.

Montessori For Every Family

release date: Aug 05, 2021
Montessori For Every Family
Montessori is accessible to everyone. This beautiful, modern book outlines the key principles that underpin the approach and makes applying them immediate and practical for every family. When looked at through a Montessori lens, every aspect of family life is an opportunity for meaningful engagement with your child - mealtimes, school or nursery drop o and pick up, play time, out and about, homework time, bedtime. Follow pragmatic, real-life advice, relevant for children of all ages, and discover how easy and natural it is to create a nourishing environment, instil family values, encourage positive communication, and enjoy a home life that is empowering for everyone. You can create magical Montessori moments every day - here''s how. "You will want to refer to this book again and again." Paul Epstein, PhD, Designs of Lifelong Learning

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.

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?

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

Grow Wild: The Whole-Child, Whole-Family, Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More

release date: May 03, 2021
Grow Wild: The Whole-Child, Whole-Family, Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More
From biomechanist and bestselling author Katy Bowman comes her eagerly anticipated guide to getting kids--from babies to preteens--and their families moving more, together, outside. Our kids are moving less than any other generation in human history; indoor time and screen time have skyrocketed. As adults and kids turn more to "convenient," tech-based solutions, tasks that once required head-to-toe use of our muscles and bones can be done with a click and a swipe. Without realizing it, we''ve traded convenience for the movement-rich environment that our physical, mental, and environmental health depends on. Parents don''t know what to do! But there''s good news: While the problem feels massive, the solution is simple...and fun! Grow Wild not only breaks down the ''big ideas'' behind movement as a nutrient, it serves as field guide--how to spot all the movement opportunities we''re currently missing. Learn to "stack your life" for richer experiences that don''t take more time: Set up your home to promote more movement, naturally Dress for (movement) success Add snacktivities to your meals Plan dynamic celebrations Create a dynamic homework space Bring nature into your home and play And much more! Bowman, a leader in the Movement movement, has written Grow Wild to show where movement used to fit into the activities of daily life and more importantly, how it can again. The perfect companion to Bowman''s bestseller Move Your DNA, Grow Wild provides practical, everyday, nature-rich ideas on how to let kids move their DNA while doing things they''ll love. The book features: 100+ full-color photographs of kids and families moving Success stories from parents, grandparents, teachers "Study sessions" that make movement research more accessible to laypersons Written to all that work with children--parents, teachers, relatives, health professionals, and more A book to be referenced again and again as kids grow up! Grow Wild is necessary reading for a wide range of readers--anyone who spends time with children. Humans live in many places and there are countless movement opportunities wherever you live, you just need to know how to spot them. Children and their families can thrive by learning to move more inside, adventure more outside, and grow wild in any environment.

The Overparenting Solution

release date: Sep 15, 2021
The Overparenting Solution
When parents intervene inappropriately and/or excessively, their children may grow up and behave badly, plagued by anxiety, narcissism and feelings of entitlement as they struggle to cope with everyday life. The Overparenting Solution offers alternatives for parents to check their ambitions at the door and do what''s best for their kids.

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.

Parenting for a Digital Future

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Parenting for a Digital Future
"In the decades it takes to bring up a child, parents face challenges that are both helped and hindered by the fact that they are living through a period of unprecedented digital innovation. Drawing on extensive research with diverse parents, this book reveals how digital technologies give personal and political parenting struggles a distinctive character, as parents determine how to forge new territory with little precedent, or support. The book reveals the pincer movement of parenting in late modernity. Parents are both more burdened with responsibilities and charged with respecting the agency of their child-leaving much to negotiate in today''s "democratic" families. The book charts how parents now often enact authority and values through digital technologies-as "screen time," games, or social media become ways of both being together and setting boundaries. The authors show how digital technologies introduce both valued opportunities and new sources of risk. To light their way, parents comb through the hazy memories of their own childhoods and look toward varied imagined futures. This results in deeply diverse parenting in the present, as parents move between embracing, resisting, or balancing the role of technology in their own and their children''s lives. This book moves beyond the panicky headlines to offer a deeply researched exploration of what it means to parent in a period of significant social and technological change. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research in the United Kingdom, the book offers conclusions and insights relevant to parents, policymakers, educators, and researchers everywhere"--

Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

release date: Feb 05, 2021
Our Not-Quite-Holy Family
"Mark and Melanie Hart offer sincere and down-to-earth wisdom for Catholic parents, including resources and activities, to improve family life"--

Parenting in a Pandemic

release date: Aug 24, 2020
Parenting in a Pandemic
Best-selling author Emily Oster says "This book is fantastic. Dr. Fradin delivers a timely resource parents need."Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, perinatal psychiatrist and New York Times contributor says "Answering the big questions on every parent''s mind, Parenting in a Pandemic cuts through the noise, equipping parents with accurate information so they can make the best decisions for their families".Parents are burning out while kids need more help than ever. With so many families in crisis, pediatrician and child advocate Dr. Kelly Fradin sees an urgent need for help. As a mother of two, Dr. Fradin shares her practical, evidence-based and reassuring advice on what''s important to know. Parents are forced to adapt and make decisions now despite constant change and many unknowns. In Parenting in a Pandemic, Dr. Fradin provides all the tools you need to help navigate coronavirus.The book breaks down the science necessary to understand the news about coronavirus and prepare your family for a school year where everything looks different.Dr. Fradin examines the specific risks of coronavirus to children of all ages and adults, including parents, grandparents, pregnant women, and essential workers. She dissects the latest literature on the direct health risks from coronavirus, and emphasizes the many secondary impacts of the virus on families. Some problems you may be overly worried about, while others you may not have considered. She gives realistic strategies you can use to improve this time for your family. Parents who read the book will feel better prepared to make the right decisions with confidence. The pandemic is still unfolding and the science may change, but regardless, these approaches will help you feel better and carry your family through this difficult time.

The Answer

release date: Mar 20, 2020
The Answer
Living a Christian life and parenting at the same time may seem impossible. The author found it difficult as well until she heard God and followed his ways. God''s ways brought her family love, peace, and finally job.A true story told by Ann Marie Hassett brings hope to those who desire peace in their family. Her hope is to give other families the chance to experience the same happiness that she has been blessed with.

Your Passport To Parenting

release date: Mar 16, 2020
Your Passport To Parenting
There is more than one way to be a good parent Your Passport to Parentingexplores parenting ideas from around the world, providing stories and lessons that demonstrate how values-based parenting can help create meaningful bonds between you and your child, while teaching them to be kind, secure, and empathetic. From Australia, you will hear how an Aboriginal woman shares her culture and teaches children morals through stories. From Fiji, you will hear how Fijians teach their children to first care for others, then for themselves. From England, you will hear how a mother taught her children through lessons as a magistrate so she did not have to lecture. From Germany, you will hear how German culture teaches children independence. From South Africa, you will learn the power of greeting your children. From Hawaii, you will learn the importance of an extended family and respect for the land. Plus, more parenting ideas from Scotland, Czechia, Austria, Denmark, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, and across the United States--some passed down from generation to generation. We have all heard it takes a village to raise a child. YourPassport to Parentingexpands your village to cover nearly the entire planet. With this expanded village, you will find simple parenting ideas to help teach children values as well as ideas to help make parenting as much fun as being a kid. After you read Your Passport to Parenting, you''ll find parenting more meaningful and a bit easier.

High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation

release date: Mar 05, 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 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.

A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare

release date: Sep 17, 2020
A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare
Demons wage war against families because families are vital to God''s plan of salvation. This stark reality requires that your family members become well-trained spiritual warriors who actively secure your home and fight to keep it off-limits to demonic activity. In A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare, Kathleen Beckman offers you potent advice from her 12 years of active participation on an exorcist''s team. She shows you how to "clean up" your household by cultivating in your family a civilization of love "¬‚¬" and how to withstand the spiritual attacks that inevitably come to destroy the harmonious family life you create. Beckman reveals how you can recognize diabolical disguises in your home and offers proven means of protection found only in the Church''s arsenal of spiritual weapons. You''ll also learn the devil''s strategies "¬‚¬" how he does not necessarily seek to possess but simply to seed your family with the venom of hatred, desolation, envy, and vice. This, she explains, is why it''s so important for spouses and children to become schooled in the art of spiritual combat. It''s the only way you can destroy the works of the devil and unmask the hidden evil that weaves in and out of your daily family life.

Your Dad Stole My Rake

release date: Jun 05, 2018
Your Dad Stole My Rake
"Life among the savages by stand-up comedian and family man Tom Papa. How do you deal with a whole host of characters and their bizarre behavior? Especially when you''re related to them? There are aunts with mustaches, grandparents who communicate by yelling, and uncles who use marijuana as a condiment. Tom Papa is here to help you make sense of it all. Your Dad Stole My Rake is a hilarious and warm book that saws deep into every branch of the family tree and uncovers the most bizarre and surprisingly meaningful aspects of our lives. Among the topics covered: - Tiger Mom v. Ice-Cream Mom - Stop Trying to be Cool - In Defense of Family Vacations - No Fighting Before Coffee - Least Popular Baby Names - Wife Lie Detector - Your Cat Thinks You''re Too Needy Anyone who has a family, grew up in a family, or has spent time with another human being will love this book"--

Parenting the Crisis

release date: Mar 28, 2018
Parenting the Crisis
This book examines how pathologising ideas of failing, chaotic and dysfunctional families create a powerful consensus that Britain is in the grip of a ‘parent crisis’ and are used to justify increasingly punitive state policies.

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.

The Power of Positive Parenting

release date: Jan 01, 2017
The Power of Positive Parenting
"The Power of Positive Parenting provides an in-depth description of "Triple P," one of the most extensively studied parenting programs in the world, backed by more than 30 years of ongoing research. Triple P has its origins in social learning theory and the principles of behavior, cognitive, and affective change, and its aim is to prevent severe behavioral, emotional, and developmental problems in children and adolescents by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents"--

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Parenting Children of Trauma

release date: Feb 28, 2019
Parenting Children of Trauma
Do you ever feel confused about what went wrong in your foster or adoption story? Are you fearful about the future of your marriage and your children? Do you ever feel overwhelmed and desperate for help? You are not alone. Many foster and adoptive parents are trying to raise children with complex emotional trauma, desperate for answers to heal their families. Caught off guard, these families find themselves with shattered dreams, shattered homes, and shattered hearts, with nowhere to turn for answers. Extended family members, friends, and the greater community don''t understand the challenges and sometimes add to the problems these families face, sometimes prolonging the healing process for all. Attachment disorder is cruel. This book is for the wonderful-hearted people who stepped into adoption with dreams of loving a child to wholeness, only to find that hurting kids sometimes hurt people. This book is for parents who feel overwhelmed, desperate, and depleted. Or for the friend or family member who has watched the the adoption story of their loved one unravel. My family has lived our own version of hope and hell in learning what real love looks like for these children. It took our marriage to the brink, our own personal mental health to its limits, our family to some dark places--but we came out in a brighter place. We surfaced with the support of our community, our dedication to making it, and a whole lot of prayer. Before I was raising kiddos with attachment disorders, I was therapeutically supporting families who were. And now I want to offer this hope and help to you. Parenting Children of Trauma brings you everything I''ve learned as mama, friend, and counselor, in a new and easy-to-understand way through: Demystifying attachment disorders and the impact of complex emotional trauma on our homes and society. Breaking down current treatment options for attachment disorders. Equipping you with information, strategies, and stories to know you are not alone or powerless in your own home. Resources to help the friend or family member who wants to support adoptive/foster families. Walk with me through understanding trauma to alleviate fear and doubt about who you are, who they are, and what your future holds. Because parenting children of trauma will take you to the lowest parts of your existence, only to raise you back up again with a new resilience, a new freedom, a new compassion, and a whole new framework through which to see and love your child. Whether you''re already in this situation, thinking about stepping into it, or know someone who is in it, this book will help you set realistic expectations, redefine love, and walk away with actual tools to change the climate of your heart and your home. What''s stopping you from reclaiming your heart, your home, and your hope? If you''re ready to live free of shame, full of hope, and safe in your own home, then this is your book.

How to Catholic Family

release date: Feb 18, 2019
How to Catholic Family
This book is a practical, encouraging guide for the rest of us: Catholic parents that want to impart the faith to their children but arent quite sure where to start. Topics include leading by example, having conversations about faith, reading the Bible as a family, learning about the Saints, praying together, learning what the Mass means, celebrating special/feast days and liturgical seasons (Advent, Lent), and finding community with other Catholic families. The books emphasis is on making this a doable task and, with humor, the authors let the reader know that there will be plenty of fails along the way but not to give up trying to develop a faith-filled family life.

This is how it Always is

release date: Jan 01, 2019
This is how it Always is
"This is how a family keeps a secret ... and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after ... until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change ... and then change the world. When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it''s another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn aren''t panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude''s secret. Until one day it explodes. This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it''s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts; children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don''t get to keep them forever"--

Practicing What the Doctor Preached

release date: Dec 01, 2016
Practicing What the Doctor Preached
James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian foundation Focus on the Family, is well-known to the secular world as a crusader for the Christian right. But within Christian circles he is known primarily as a childrearing expert. Millions of American children have been raised on his message, disseminated through books, videos, radio programs, magazines, and other media. While evangelical Christians have always placed great importance on familial responsibilities, Dobson placed the family at the center of Christian life. Only by sticking to proper family roles can we achieve salvation. Women, for instance, only come to know God fully by submitting to their husbands and nurturing their children. Such uniting of family life and religion has drawn people to the organization, just as it has forced them to wrestle with what it meant to be a Christian wife, husband, mother, father, son, or daughter. Adapting theories from developmental psychology that melded parental modeling with a conservative Christian theology of sinfulness, salvation, and a living relationship with Jesus, Dobson created a new model for the Christian family. But what does that model look like in real life? Drawing on interviews with mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, Practicing What the Doctor Preached explores how actual families put Dobson''s principles into practice. To what extent does Focus shape the practices of its audience to its own ends, and to what extent does Focus'' understanding of its members'' practices and needs shape the organization? Susan B. Ridgely shows that, while Dobson is known for being rigid and dogmatic, his followers show surprising flexibility in the way they actually use his materials. She examines Focus''s listeners and their changing needs over the organization''s first thirty years, a span that saw the organization expand from centering itself on childrearing to entrenching itself in public debates over sexuality, education, and national politics.

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.
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