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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

Families and the State: Two-way Support and Responsibilities

Families and the State: Two-way Support and Responsibilities
This report from The Commission on Families and the Wellbeing of Children addresses critical issues of child poverty and inequality in the context of the relationship between the state and families. It considers ways in which the state should support families and the difficult balance to be struck between its caring and control functions

Families and Crime

release date: Jan 01, 1988

Two-Home Families

release date: Sep 01, 2004
Two-Home Families
"Dr. Brenda Dozier has been my number one choice for the referral of my most challenging couples and families. I am so glad she has taken the time to share her wit and wisdom through Two-Home Families."-Peggy Thornton, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist "Two-Home Families provides straight forward, practical strategies that will show counselors of various skill levels how to effectively work with even the most difficult divorcing couple."-William L. Stutts, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist "Dr. Brenda Dozier shares her passion, intellect, and experience in her Two-Home Families as she walks counselors through the process of helping couples achieve effective co-parenting relationships after the marriage ends."-Deborah L. Moffett, Ph.D., Psy.D. When divorced parents are hostile with one another, their children suffer long-term negative consequences in all areas of their health-social, mental, physical, and emotional. Two-Home Families: A Family Systems Approach to Divorce Therapy teaches mental health professionals powerful ways top help parents help their children while they reap benefits as well. Dr. Dozier is a 16 year veteran of family therapy and through hundreds of therapy sessions with parents and children she has developed a model that has helped adults separate their roles as former marital partners from their roles as co-parents. These co-parenting relationships may either be cooperative in nature or take on a parallel style that allows each parent to parent his or her way. Two-Home Families exemplifies the importance of preserving parent-child relationships and preventing self-centered, vindictive behaviors.

Working Parents, Thriving Families

release date: Mar 16, 2011
Working Parents, Thriving Families
A straightforward, lighthearted, and research-based parenting book for working parents who want to do the best they can for their children in the time they have together. Board-certified child psychologist David J. Palmiter, PhD, distills the broad and complex endeavor of parenting into 10 effective strategies for promoting happy and well-adjusted children in busy households.

Raising Healthy Families in Unhealthy Times

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Raising Healthy Families in Unhealthy Times
This practical and easy-to-follow guide to raising a healthy family offers advice and support from a mum of three and includes information on wellness and nutrition for growing children.

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.

Simple Solutions for Families in the Fast Lane

release date: Aug 01, 2010
Simple Solutions for Families in the Fast Lane
Timothy Smith challenges today''s frantic pace and offers helpful solutions to families who are missing out on togetherness because of overscheduling. Simple Solutions for Families In the Fast Lane will help families connect with each other in meaningful ways in spite of work, school, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilites.

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

Families of Children with Special Needs

release date: Jan 01, 1983

Effective Family Strengthening Interventions

release date: Jan 01, 1998

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Family of Value

release date: Oct 01, 1995
A Family of Value
Maintaining that it''s time American parents abandon the world of what sounds good and return to the world of what works, A Family of Values offers simple, conservative, old-fashioned, if you will, advice that focuses on the "Three Rs" of child-rearing: Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness.

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.

Taking Parenting Public

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Taking Parenting Public
Collects essays about the state of parenthood in the United States, outlining the increasingly negative portrayal of parents on television, the struggles of low-income parents, and the newer roles fathers are playing in the family.

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.

Family Rules

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Family Rules
Your 15-year-old keeps breaking her curfew. Your 10-year-old won''t do his homework. Your nagging doesn''t work, and you''re losing your patience. What will it take to bring peace to this family? FAMILY RULES If you''re tired of arguing and complaining, this is the book for you. Full of warmth and wisdom, this guide to parenting by respected psychologist and family therapist Kenneth Kaye explains how you can custom design for your own family a set of straightforward rules that make discipline easy-principles which can be easily modified as family life improves. With clever and insightful examples, Dr. Kaye explains: Why children need restrictions in order to handle freedom How to make rules-and how to enforce them How to build your child''s self-esteem When to relinquish control of your child With special advice for single, step- and divorced parents! In order to grow into happy, self-respecting adults, your children need the security of clear, consistently enforced rules. Family Rules teaches you everything you need to know to raise responsible children-without yelling or nagging!

Marguerite Kelly's Family Almanac

release date: Oct 26, 1994
Marguerite Kelly's Family Almanac
Offers encouragement, support, and guidance on all aspects of family living, including advice on day care, aging grandparents, TV watching, divorce, explaining AIDS, and other issues of modern life
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