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Family-making

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

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.

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.

The Family

release date: Jan 01, 2021
The Family
"A proven, comprehensive resource on Christian family life. Now updated throughout with discussions of recent family-related issues"--

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.

Becoming a Digital Parent

release date: Dec 30, 2020
Becoming a Digital Parent
Becoming a Digital Parent is a practical, readable guide that will help all parents have confidence to successfully navigate technology with their children. It accessibly presents evidence-based guidance to offer an overview of the digital landscape, empowering parents to embrace opportunities whilst keeping children responsible and safe online. Covering a range of topics including developmental stages, screen time, bed time, gaming, digital identities, and helpful parenting apps and resources, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead explores the challenges and opportunities involved in parenting in the digital age. With advice for parents of babies through to teenagers, each chapter includes an explanation of the latest research, interviews with parents and experts, and helpful case studies gathered by the author during her extensive experience of working directly with parents and children. This book will show parents how to communicate better with their children, create a family technology plan, put in place intervention strategies when things happen, and take advantage of the benefits technology can afford us. Becoming a Digital Parent is ideal for all parents looking to effectively navigate the technological world, and the range of professionals who work with them.

Family and Space

release date: Dec 18, 2020
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.

Pressure-Free Parenting

release date: Oct 06, 2020
Pressure-Free Parenting
With parents and their children experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, Pressure-Free Parenting shows you an easy, effective method for mental and physical health and performance. Every family deserves to have coping skills and tools to live a fulfilling life. High performance coach Elle Ingalls helps you understand the science of the fight-or-flight stress response and gives you tools to stop it. You''ll clarify what''s really causing your stress, use her simple 10-Second Solution, and reduce the drama and over-reaction that keeps your family locked in the stress cycle. This straight-forward approach is easy for adults to learn and eventually master, and easy to teach to children of all ages. It reduces test anxiety, panic attacks, and anger. It boosts your immune system, cognitive function, and athletic performance. Elle reveals how stress hormone releases are the cause of chronic conditions and diseases from eczema and heart disease, to allergies and insomnia. And how lack of focus and willpower, stomach aches and much of our anxiety is directly related to these hormones.This book is especially helpful to families with one or more high-achievers in the household. High-achievers tend to put excess pressure on themselves to perform, and often hide their anxiety and struggles from others. The result is a pattern of poor mental health habits that hinder their true potential.With tips to make sure you''re covering the needs of your family and tips to deal with age-specific stressors from pregnancy to adult children, Pressure-Free Parenting is a comprehensive guide for a family looking to live a happy, healthy life.

Marian Consecration for Families with Young Children

release date: Sep 21, 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.

Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy: Theory and Practice

release date: Sep 09, 2013
Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy: Theory and Practice
Incorporating mindfulness and family therapy into play-family sessions. When a child is offered a space to relax the “busy mind,” his experience is comparable to mindfulness meditation. Therapists can help children remain in this calm state—in the state of the present moment—if they have the right tools and techniques to do so. During this stillness, a child can reach a level of consciousness that is parallel to the deepened awareness that occurs during mindfulness meditation. Conducting play sessions in this stage allows for healing and progress. Not only can the symptoms of children’s pain be reduced in intensity and duration, but their self-esteem can be enhanced. This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for helping children through play therapy within the context of the family and incorporating ideas from the practice of mindfulness. This experience-based therapeutic model respectfully derives from the best roots of traditional family therapy and play therapy modalities. Additionally, it draws from child development theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness. Either spontaneous play or directed play can be used according to the need.

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.

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.

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.

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. In A 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.

Your Dad Stole My Rake

release date: Jun 05, 2018
Your Dad Stole My Rake
Stand-up comedian and family man Tom Papa explores how we deal with our inescapable relatives and their bizarre behavior. A warm, hilarious book that saws deep into every branch of the family tree and uncovers the most hysterical and surprisingly meaningful aspects of our lives.

The Legacy of Absence

release date: Feb 28, 2020
The Legacy of Absence
Imagine a son or daughter who realizes dad has chosen work, sports, or other addictions instead of them. This is abandonment--and the consequences will leave a negative life-long legacy. But there is a solution. It''s not an easy road, but it''s not impassable. The Legacy of Absence explores the ways in which involvement and reconciliation can heal the wounds created by a distant father, and turn even a physically absent father into one who is involved with all aspects of his child''s life. Author Tim Olson has spent 53 years as a teacher, principal, pastor, and life coach studying, observing, and researching family relationships and father/child dynamics. He will help readers discover: - the sources of anger, not just how to manage it- the 4 types of fathers- how a home without an involved father typically results in poorer education, health, financial security, and many more affecting the spouse and children- that real masculinity is not what society says it is- how good or bad fathering is learned primarily by observing our own fathers- what the father wound is and how everyone who has a father gets it- the sources of identity, transference, and misogynyAn uninvolved father may not have chosen his child, but it is never too late for change. The Legacy of Absence can help.

Family Strong - 7 Gifts for a Lasting Legacy

release date: Feb 01, 2020

My Blended Family

release date: Jan 04, 2020
My Blended Family
My Blended Family is an entertaining and colorful book intended to help adults explain the concept of blended families and how they work. There are two stories in this book, Weekend Visit and Birthday Party.

The Resistance, Persistence and Resilience of Black Families Raising Children with Autism

release date: Mar 20, 2020
The Resistance, Persistence and Resilience of Black Families Raising Children with Autism
The Resistance, Persistence and Resilience of Black Families Raising Children with Autism presents nuanced perspectives in the form of counternarratives of what Black families who have children with autism experience at the intersection of race, class, disability and gender. It intentionally centers the expertise of Black parents, challenging what is considered knowledge, whose knowledge counts, and how knowledge can be co-generated for learning, sharing and advocacy. The book speaks directly to Black parents on the autism journey. To right systemic racial inequities and to cultivate culturally responsive practices, it is critical for practitioners and professionals to understand what is known about Black families'' experiences with autism in general and how these experiences differ because of our intersecting identities. University faculty and students in programs involving medicine, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, nursing, political science, school psychology, teaching, special education and leadership can benefit from the wisdom offered by these parents. This text is perfect for several courses, including those in departments of anthropology, women and gender studies, health sciences, psychology, special education, teacher education and administrative leadership. In addition, given the uniquely Black perspective presented in the text, this text is relevant to other fields, including ethnic studies, cultural studies, urban studies and African American studies. It is relevant to individuals who wish to better understand how issues of race and intra-racial differences shape lived experiences with disability in American society.

Parenting the Crisis

release date: Mar 28, 2018
Parenting the Crisis
Parenting the Crisis draws on original quantitative and qualitative research into the work that parents do in teaching their children in a broad range of areas. It engages with key debates from across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, social psychology, and media and cultural studies to build a timely critique of parenting culture. Tracey Jensen shows how the very concept of concept of "parenting" so often conceals gendered and classed assumptions about parental care and competence. From there, Jensen moves on to trace the ways that public discussions of parenting as in crisis are used to police and discipline families that are considered to be morally suspect, failing, or abnormal.

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.

Mentalization in the Family

release date: Apr 10, 2020
Mentalization in the Family
Mentalization in the Family draws upon the latest research on child development, parenting and mentalization theory to provide a comprehensive guidebook for parents, teachers, social workers and any professional working with families today. The book explains the core concepts of mentalization, an idea whereby an appreciation of internal mental states, both of others and oneself, can lead to an understanding of overt behaviour. It explores key ideas central to this - such as attachment style, internal regulation, emotional compass and parental navigation - but also offers practical guidance around issues such as play, siblings, boundaries and sexuality. Accessibly written throughout and featuring pedagogical tools that bring the theory into life, this wide-ranging book will be essential reading both for a range of professionals, from those working with foster families to teachers working with troubled or disruptive children. It also offers a way for parents to better understand themselves, their own parenting style, and the dynamics which make up family life.

Marriage and Family

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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.

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.

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"--
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