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Constructions of Childhood in India

release date: Sep 30, 2021
Constructions of Childhood in India
This book explores the dominant constructions of childhood as perceived by children and adults in contemporary Indian society. It unveils the everyday lived experiences of children within family life to explain the meaning of childhood and the position of children as social groups. Based on detailed qualitative study, this volume discusses the themes and issues that impact dominant constructions of childhood. It establishes childhood as a structurally constructed category and sheds light on how key social differences influence the diverse experiences of childhood. The book critically examines how children, as social actors, contribute to the structural space of childhood through the recognition of their own experiences, voices, and ways of interpretations. Further, it also compares and analyses childhoods of today with those of the past generations. Engagingly written and nuanced, the book will be of great interest to teachers and students of education, childhood studies, elementary education, sociology of education and social psychology. It will also be useful for teacher education institutions, policymakers, educationalists, education professionals, parents and researchers working with children and childhood studies.

Seen and Not Heard

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Seen and Not Heard
Discussing the meaning of childhood, friendship, justice and fairness, happiness, and death, Jana Mohr Lone considers how listening to children''s ideas can expand our thinking about societal issues and deepen our respect for children''s perspectives.

Handbook for History Taking and Clinical Examination in Children

release date: May 31, 2017
Handbook for History Taking and Clinical Examination in Children
This book is a concise guide to history taking and clinical examination of children. Presented in a step by step format, the text explains accurate history taking based on presenting signs and symptoms, antenatal history, development, immunisation, dietary, and socioeconomic factors. The following sections describe both general and systemic examination techniques. A complete section dedicated to neonatology includes topics such as gestational groups, birth weight, Apgar score, newborn resuscitation algorithms, neonatal reflexes, jaundice, sepsis, and much more. The book is enhanced by clinical images and tables, as well as a comprehensive appendix. Key points Concise guide to history taking and clinical examination of children Presented in step by step format, covering both general and systemic examination techniques Includes complete section dedicated to neonatology Features clinical images and tables to enhance learning

Child Abuse and Neglect in Uganda

release date: Jan 20, 2017
Child Abuse and Neglect in Uganda
This book provides a unique perspective on addressing issues of various forms of violence against children from scholars within their own country. Bringing together cross-disciplinary expertise, this volume addresses a vast range of topics related to child abuse and neglect in Uganda. Exploring areas from the protection of street children to cultural proverbs related to child maltreatment, this volume examines issues both specific to the Ugandan contexts as well as broadly experienced in child maltreatment work in non-Euro-American countries. This book surveys the breadth of the child protection field, covering issues of children’s universal rights, challenges of protection and ethical quandaries in researching and addressing maltreatment.

ParentSpeak

release date: Jan 10, 2017
ParentSpeak
A smart, funny, provocative guide to the hidden dangers of "parentspeak"--those seemingly innocent phrases parents use when speaking to their young children, from "Good job!" to "Can you say thank you?"--that advocates for a more conscious approach to parenting based on respect and love for the child as an individual.

101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up

release date: Oct 01, 2016
101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up
101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up is a fun handbook for book lovers and their families to read, check off, and give their own book reviews. 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them. Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up celebrates the importance of reading and encourages family participation to develop lifelong readers. The perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up helps both kids and parents decide which books to read next!

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

release date: Jun 28, 2016
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001.

Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

release date: Jun 02, 2016
Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood
This book provides pre-service and practising teachers with an integrated approach to language and literacy learning in early childhood. Written by leading academics in the field, it explores how children learn to talk, play using language, become literate and make meaning - from birth through to the pre-school years. Emphasising the importance of imagination and the arts in language learning, this book addresses a wide range of contemporary issues, highlights the impact of diverse socioeconomic, language and cultural backgrounds on young children''s language and literacy development, and shows how early childhood teachers can effectively partner with parents and caregivers to help children learn through and about language. Case studies, interviews, reflective questions, clear links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, and a rich array of practical and creative activities for use in early childhood environments help students connect theory and current research to practice.

Rosalie Lightning

release date: Jan 12, 2016
Rosalie Lightning
Tom Hart''s touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core, and take them along his family''s journey through loss

SickKids

release date: Jan 01, 2016
SickKids
David Wright s SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children chronicles the remarkable history of SickKids, including its triumphs and tragedies, its discoveries and dead-ends."

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

release date: Mar 26, 2015
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children''s books. A fascinating reference guide to the world of children''s literature, this volume covers every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children''s hymns

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
Provides a comprehensive guide to early child care from birth to preschool, covering topics ranging from food allergies, sleeping habits, autism and breastfeeding.

Ellray Jakes is Magic

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Ellray Jakes is Magic
Third-grader EllRay, a "shrimpy, goof-up kid," discovers magic all around him when he and his schoolmates participate in the Oak Glen Primary School talent show and work together on a wedding shower gift for their teacher.

The Happy Sleeper

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The Happy Sleeper
The science columnist for Babble.com and a Mommy and Me counselor challenges the practices of popular sleep methods to outline mindfulness-based techniques for helping both babies and their sleep-deprived caregivers to sleep in healthy ways. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Preemie Voices

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Preemie Voices
The birth of a very premature baby is a shock for parents. The immediate anxiety about whether their infant will survive quickly leads to concerns about their child''s future quality of life. In this inspiring and informative book, young people who were born weighing less than two pounds, three ounces provide candid and personal stories about their lives, challenges and accomplishments. Now in their thirties, these men and women were cared for at McMaster University Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, soon after the introduction of newborn intensive care. Dr. Saroj Saigal, a renowned and award-winning neonatologist at McMaster, adds several chapters that outline the history of neonatology, describes recent medical and technological innovations, and explains how many extremely premature babies go on to enjoy fulfilling lives. Her chapters give the answer of a caring specialist to the inevitable question, "What next?" Written for a lay audience, Preemie Voices will move you to tears of admiration and amazement at the remarkable resilience of these tiny survivors. This unique collection of stories will not only provide encouragement and hope for parents who have given birth to a tiny preemie, but will inspire others who will be in awe at the achievements of these infants - both with and without disabilities - who were born too early. Watch the video documentary of a few participants from Preemie Voices at www.saigalpreemievoices.com...

Neuroscience for Social Work

release date: Jul 29, 2013

Lead Wars

release date: Apr 30, 2013
Lead Wars
In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public health agencies face today in terms of prevention strategies and chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure. The authors use the opinion by Maryland’s Court of Appeals—which considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children—as a springboard to ask fundamental questions about the practice and future of public health. Lead Wars chronicles the obstacles faced by public health workers in the conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate that took off in the Reagan years and that stymied efforts to eliminate lead from the environments and the bodies of American children.

Cousin K

release date: Apr 01, 2013
Cousin K
""Such was the battle that raged between Cousin K and me: good done badly; evil done well." So relates the unnamed narrator of Cousin K as he launches into the sad tale of his childhood. With his father brutally killed as a traitor during Algeria''s war of independence and his older brother an army officer far away, the young boy lives reclusively with his mother, an unfeeling woman who ignores him entirely. At fourteen he directs his thirst for affection toward his nine-year-old cousin, K, who has come to stay with his family for the summer. But so far from reciprocating his passionate regard for her, the little girl steals the affections of his mother and mocks and humiliates him resulting in his love becoming hopelessly entangled with hatred. Now, fate places a young woman in the narrator''s path when he rescues her after a violent attack. From her he once more begs for the love that his mother and K always refused him, and her rejection revives the same hatred and illuminates the permanent emotional scars left on him from a lifetime of emotional neglect and derision, resulting in dire consequences."--

Children's Literature in Second Language Education

release date: Feb 14, 2013
Children's Literature in Second Language Education
Leading international scholars and teacher educators explore the latest research into the effective uses of children''s literature in language teaching for children and young adults.

Stuck in the Middle with You

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Stuck in the Middle with You
Filled with interviews that examine the relationships with fathers and mothers, a memoir about gender and parenting follows the author as she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother.

Singapore Childhood

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Singapore Childhood
The political, economic and social changes that have occurred over the past 60 years have shaped and transformed the childhood of children in Singapore. This book explores this transformation through anecdotes and memories through interviews with individuals hailing from different races and age groups, together with related archived materials from different sources. The components of childhood — birth, home, play, school, health and welfare — are revisited so as to provide useful insights about the past to young readers and at the same time serve as a nostalgic read for older readers.Written in a simple and accessible manner and filled with numerous photographs and specially commissioned cartoons, this book will be of interest to anyone who is interested in knowing about childhood as it was and is being experienced in Singapore.This book is also available in Chinese.

Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Textbook of Children's Environmental Health
The first-ever Textbook of Children''s Environmental Health codifies the knowledge base in this rapidly emerging field and offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide for public health officers, clinicians and researchers working to improve child health.

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children
The Pocket Book is for use by doctors nurses and other health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first level referral hospitals. This second edition is based on evidence from several WHO updated and published clinical guidelines. It is for use in both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals with basic laboratory facilities and essential medicines. In some settings these guidelines can be used in any facilities where sick children are admitted for inpatient care. The Pocket Book is one of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Managem.

The ABC's and 123's of Child Safety

release date: Nov 01, 2012
The ABC's and 123's of Child Safety
Meet Ryan, Anna, Matthew, Sophia, Faith, and their trusted protector, Samson the Safety Dog! Together they are the All-Star Safety Patrol Kids, and they re here to help your child learn the ABC s and 123 s of safety. From playing with friends to avoiding strangers, the All-Star Safety Patrol Kids can teach your child everything he or she needs to know to make smart, safe choices along with practicing the alphabet and counting to ten. Look for more All-Star Safety Patrol Kids adventures to help you teach your children to make safe choices without boring or frightening them. After all, safety should be fun and empowering. Child Safety Tips and Programs is an excellent source for practical tips and fun tools from someone who is passionate and genuinely cares about the safety of children. Jennifer Baker, counselor at the Houston Police Department As a mother, I believe that it is never too early to start teaching my children about their personal safety as it is vital to their protection in today s times. Child Safety Tips and Programs is an excellent resource for parents to help them provide the tools necessary to do so. Tamara Desmarais, mother of four children

A Good Trade

release date: Oct 15, 2012
A Good Trade
In Uganda, a young boy struggles to carry cans full of water back to his small village, and when he sees an aid truck filled with something that would make his journey easier, he devises a way to obtain some of the truck''s treasure.

Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids

release date: Aug 01, 2012
Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids
The modern American child''s diet is awash in sugar—including mainstays such as juice, chocolate milk, sugary cereals, soda, energy drinks, and fast-food burgers and nuggets with added corn syrup and sweeteners, let alone candy and cookies prevalent at school parties and play dates. Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids gives parents a proven 5-step plan for getting and keeping their child off sugar. Bestselling author and noted physician Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and pediatric nutrition specialist Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D., give parents a toolkit for avoiding the common pitfalls such as guilt and temper tantrums, managing the 5-step process successfully on a day-to-day basis, and getting their child emotionally, as well as physically, unhooked from sugary drinks, breakfast foods, snacks, and desserts, as well as "hidden" sugars in foods. “Dialing down the sugar content of your kids’ diets is very important but may seem daunting. BSAN for Kids fixes that. The book is loaded with guidance both sensible and sound, doled out one very manageable spoonful at a time. BSAN for Kids is where getting the health benefits of less sugar for your kids finally lands in the sweet spot!” —David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., F.A.C.P., Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center and President and Founder, Turn the Tide Foundation, Inc. “Drs. Teitelbaum and Kennedy have finally written the ultimate guide for parents who want to get their kids off sugar. By the time you finish this book, you’ll be an expert on how sugar is directly damaging your child’s health; more importantly, you’ll know how to do something about it! A must-have for any parent who wants the best for their child.”—Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth and the forthcoming The Great Cholesterol Myth

Hutchison's Paediatrics

release date: May 15, 2012
Hutchison's Paediatrics
This second edition has been fully updated to present a comprehensive guide to the field of paediatrics. The renowned author and editor team from the UK, Asia and the USA, provide practical advice on the diagnosis, investigation techniques and treatment of a wide range of childhood disorders, both surgical and non surgical, including haematological, endocrine, urinary and ophthalmological. Four new chapters discuss paediatric rehabilitation, prescribing for children, child abuse and neglect, and practical paediatric procedures.

Hey Malarek!

release date: Apr 03, 2012
Hey Malarek!
A big-city street kid remembers hit-and-run violence and hit-and-run sex

Barefoot Through the Bindies

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Barefoot Through the Bindies
A collection of stories drawn from the North Queensland Oral History Collection, to illustrate the life of children in North Queensland in the Federation era, 1890-1914.

I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! Activity Guide for Teachers

release date: Jan 01, 2012
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! Activity Guide for Teachers
A collection of classroom ideas, instructions, and activities to help students acquire the social skills necessary to accept "no" for an answer and disagree with others without arguing.

Childhood in Ancient Athens

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Childhood in Ancient Athens
Childhood in Ancient Athens offers an in-depth study of children during the heyday of the Athenian city state, thereby illuminating a significant social group largely ignored by most ancient and modern authors alike. It concentrates not only on the child''s own experience, but also examines the perceptions of children and childhood by Athenian society: these perceptions variously exhibit both similarities and stark contrasts with those of our own 21st century Western society. The study covers the juvenile life course from birth and infancy through early and later childhood, and treats these life stages according to the topics of nurture, play, education, work, cult and ritual, and death. In view of the scant ancient Greek literary evidence pertaining to childhood, Beaumont focuses on the more copious ancient visual representations of children in Athenian pot painting, sculpture, and terracotta modelling. Notably, this is the first full-length monograph in English to address the iconography of childhood in ancient Athens, and it breaks important new ground by rigorously analysing and evaluating classical art to reconstruct childhood''s social history. With over 120 illustrations, the book provides a rich visual, as well as narrative, resource for the history of childhood in classical antiquity.

Unequal Childhoods

release date: Aug 02, 2011
Unequal Childhoods
This book is a powerful portrayal of class inequalities in the United States. It contains insightful analysis of the processes through which inequality is reproduced, and it frankly engages with methodological and analytic dilemmas usually glossed over in academic texts.

The Munro Review of Child Protection

The Munro Review of Child Protection
In Part One of the Munro Review (published 3rd February 2011, ISBN 9780108510137), Professor Munro set out the approach and features of the child protection system that needed exploring in detail. This second part and final report sets out recommendations to reform the child protection system, specifically from being over-bureaucratised and concerned with compliance to one that keeps a focus on children. Some of the recommendations include: that the Government should remove the specific statutory requirement on local authorities for completing assessments within often artificial set timescales; that local services which work with children and families should be freed from unhelpful government targets; that there should be an introduction of a duty on all local services to coordinate an early offer of help to families who do not meet the criteria for social care services, to address problems before they escalate to child protection issues; that Ofsted inspections of children''s services should add more weight to feedback from children and families; that experienced social workers should be kept on the frontline even when they become managers so that their experience and skills are not lost and that each local authority should designate a Principal Child and Family Social Worker to report the views and experiences of the front line to all levels of management. Professor Munro also states that individual recommendations should not be taken forward in isolation but that change needs to happen across the system.

Kennedy's Brain (Large Print 16pt)

release date: Apr 01, 2011
Kennedy's Brain (Large Print 16pt)
Archaeologist Louise Cantor returns home to Sweden and makes a devastating discovery: her only child, twenty-eight-year-old Henrik, dead in his bed. The police rule his death a suicide but she knows he was murdered; her quest to find out what real...

Free for All

release date: Jan 10, 2011
Free for All
As this book takes us on an eye-opening journey into the nation''s school kitchens, the author offers an assessment of school food in the United States. She reveals the forces that determine how lunch is served, such as the financial troubles of schools, the commercialization of childhood, and the reliance on market models. The author explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives including history, policy, nutrition, environmental sustainability, taste, and more. How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and Tater Tots for lunch? How did we get into the absurd situation in which nutritionally regulated meals compete with fast food items and snack foods loaded with sugar, salt, and fat? What is the nutritional profile of the federal meals? How well are they reaching students who need them? Opening a window onto our culture as a whole, she concludes with a vision for change: fresh, healthy food for all children as a regular part of their school day.

The False Friend

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The False Friend
Twenty years after her best friend and rival Djuna disappeared under circumstances Celia has only recently remembered, Celia unconsciously sabotages a relationship and returns to her hometown to confess her role in what happened.

Examination Paediatrics

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Examination Paediatrics
This book has been designed to specifically assist candidates in passing clinical examinations in paediatrics, particularly at post-graduate level. Candidates for the FRACP and MRCPCH (UK) have found previous editions valuable Undergraduates and postgraduates for any paediatric examinations with a clinical component, including those with an OSCE format, should find this book a useful study aid and reference.

Picturing Canada

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Picturing Canada
Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman illuminate the connection between children''s publishing and Canadian nationalism, analyse the gendered history of children''s librarianship, identify changes and continuities in narrative themes and artistic styles, and explore recent changes in the creation and consumption of children''s illustrated books. Over 130 interviews with Canadian authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, critics, and other contributors to Canadian children''s book publishing, document the experiences of those who worked in the industry.

The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature
`This volume is timely, useful and unique in its content and presentation. The chapters provide a comprehensive account of present work and potential developments in children''s literature as the field presently stands. All are blessedly jargon-free and very clear in their exposition.'' Amanda Piesse, Trinity College Dublin The Routledge Companion to Children''s Literature is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of children''s literature in all its manifestations. It features a series of essays written by expert contributors who provide an illuminating examination of why children''s literature is the way it is. Topics covered include The Routledge Companion to Children''s Literature contains suggestions for further reading throughout, plus a helpful timeline and a substantial glossary of key terms and names, both established and more cutting-edge. This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to an increasingly complex and popular discipline.

Beyond Tears

release date: Mar 03, 2009
Beyond Tears
Nine women from a support group of mothers who had lost children offer their unique perspective, comfort, and advice for bereaved parents, candidly discussing the grieving process, the impact of grief on personal relationships, and the different ways in which mothers and fathers cope with the pain. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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