Ten Conversations You Must Have with Your Son

Preparing Your Son for a Happy and Successful Life

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Author: Tim Hawkes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992255

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Internationally recognized expert on raising and educating boys, Dr. Tim Hawkes shows parents of tween and teen boys how to approach difficult but important conversations. Every parent of a teenage boy knows there are certain conversations they must have with their son but often they put them off--or worse, don't have them at all--because they simply don't know where to start. In Ten Conversations You Must Have With Your Son, Dr. Hawkes provides parents with the essential information you need to negotiate your way through what can often be very difficult territory about the why, what, and how of ten key topics: love, identity, values, leadership, achievement, sex, money, health, living together, and resilience. Each chapter offers suggestions for how you can connect with your sons on these issues while sharing your own experiences and knowledge with your boys. A headmaster of 25 years, Dr. Hawkes is in a unique position to know what goes on inside the minds of teenage boys. He understands what they need to know to best prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities, challenges and demands that life will make on them. Ten Conversations You Must Have With Your Son is the one book anyone with a teenage son should read to help them prepare him for adulthood. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle

Honest Conversations About Sexual Integrity

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Author: Stephen Arterburn

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307769097

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Finally, a resource that guides you through the toughest--and most important--conversations you'll ever have with your son. Ideal for all parents of boys: fathers, mothers, single moms. It’s never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it’s always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God’s standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. So it’s vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the internet. But what should you say? And when and how should you say it? Now there’s help you can trust: Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle. The authors behind the best-selling “Every Man” series have put together all the resources and guidance you need to experience frank, thorough, and natural conversations with your son about sexual integrity. They offer an effective new communication process that ensures a deep, abiding relationship between you and your son as he moves into his teen years and beyond. Equip your young man with the biblical information and spiritual insights he needs to stand strong, overcome temptation, and experience the blessings of godly obedience…for the rest of his life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ten Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married

(And How to Have Them)

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Author: Guy Grenier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554700677

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 351

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Getting married can be a frightening undertaking. According to statistics, almost 50 per cent of marriages end in divorce in North America. Clinical psychologist, marital therapist and sex therapist, Dr. Guy Grenier has developedThe 10 Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married, a comprehensive and easy-to-use handbook on effective communication strategies for couples getting ready to tie the knot. From having kids to careers, to family, sex, money, and spirituality, Dr. Grenier concentrates on the most essential topics, and offers basic guidelines and instructions that will allow couples to confidently assess the strength of their potential long-term relationship. Written in an open and accessible tone, and illustrated with real-life case studies,The 10 Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married arms couples with practical and effective strategies for attaining a lifetime pattern of excellent communication and greater chance at long-term marital bliss.

Win at Losing

Harnessing the Power of Setbacks to Succeed in Work and Life

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Author: Sam Weinman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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As a father of two competitive boys, Weinman struggled to convince them that failing can actually be a critical part of success. He sought out the perspectives of people who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience. He asks readers to redefine what constitutes success and failure, and offers an essential blueprint for harnessing the power of setbacks to achieve what we want in life.

Boy Oh Boy

How to Raise and Educate Boys

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Author: Tim Hawkes

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

View: 9541

Boys are sons and brothers and they become husbands, partners and fathers. But how well do our social, political and educational institutions help boys fulfil their promise and live lives that develop their values and talents?Boy oh Boyis a practical and highly entertaining resource for those who wish to understand the needs of boys and how to best meet those needs. Dr Tim Hawkes uses a refreshing mix of common sense and scholarly research in a book that gives hope and inspiration to those interested in helping boys. Some questions answered include: Are boys really in as much trouble as some people are suggesting? How can boys be helped to perform better at school? Are there ways to encourage boys to read more? What needs to be understood about boys, friendship and sex? How should the issue of aggression and bullying be handled? - How can boys become more socially responsible? Are there ways to encourage boys to have better relations with their parents? Dr Hawkes examines several additional topics including drugs, depression, sport & body image and friendship & sex.

Kids, Wealth, and Consequences

Ensuring a Responsible Financial Future for the Next Generation

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Author: Richard A. Morris,Jayne A. Pearl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470885529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Leaving children with a substantial amount of money can be a boon or a burden. High-net-worth parents need to give their children an education to navigate today’s complex world. The question becomes how to raise children with a sense of reality and balance, imparting a strong work ethic, and making them good stewards of their wealth. Kids, Wealth, and Consequences enlightens high-net-worth parents about the unique issues they need to explore. The book addresses the ”hard” financial issues, such as investing and estate planning, as well as the “soft” emotional issues relating to values, family, and communication. Morris and Pearl detail strategies and techniques to help parents raise children who appreciate and know how to manage the wealth they inherit. Richard Morris spent many years working for his family's multimillion dollar business, and learned firsthand the challenges of business ownership and family wealth. Jayne Pearl is an experienced journalist who writes about families, family businesses, and money.

Talking with Your Kids about God

30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have

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Author: Natasha Crain

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493412302

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Christian parenting is hard work--and it's getting harder. Parents have a deep desire to pass on their faith, but fear that today's increasingly skeptical and hostile world will eventually lead their kids to reject the truth of Christianity. That leaves many parents feeling overwhelmed--uncertain of what they can do to help their children, given the difficulty and extent of the faith challenges they will face. This practical and timely resource gives parents the confidence of knowing what to discuss with their children and how to discuss it in order to facilitate impactful conversations that will form the basis of a lifelong faith. In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain identifies 30 specific conversations about God that parents must have with their children, organizing them under the categories of - the existence of God - science and God - the nature of God - believing in God - the difference God makes Chapters are sequenced in a curriculum-oriented way to provide a cumulative learning experience, making this book a flexible resource for use in multiple settings: homes, church classes, youth groups, small groups, private Christian schools, and homeschools. Every chapter has a step-by-step conversation guide with discussion questions and tips, and content is readily adaptable for use with kids of any age (elementary through high school). Endorsements: "My prayer is that God will use this book to both motivate and equip you to help your kids develop convictions about their faith."--From the foreword by Sean McDowell, PhD, Biola University professor, speaker, and author of more than eighteen books, including A New Kind of Apologist "I can't think of a more relevant or more needed book for parents raising kids in today's culture. This book on apologetics will lead parents in critical conversations that will help grow and guide kids to be lifelong followers of Christ."--Kristen Welch, author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World "Hey parents: Do you want to reduce the chances that your child will follow the crowd to the point of rejecting Christ and the values and truths you hold so dearly? Then you need to have the conversations that Natasha Crain so brilliantly describes in this book. Prevent heartbreak later by reading and heeding this book now!"--Frank Turek, PhD, president of CrossExamined Ministries and author of I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and Stealing from God "May this book lead to thousands more Moms and Dads engaging with their kids through an intelligent faith. And may there be tens of thousands more kids who feel loved because the adults in their lives take their questions seriously."--Jeff Myers, PhD, president, Summit Ministries

Preparing for Life

The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

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Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565337

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 357

View: 2905

A life skills guide for individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome discusses social skills and strategies needed for success in the adult world, including discussion of perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, and stress management.

How to Raise an Adult

Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

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Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627791787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Regretting Motherhood

A Study

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Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171377

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 272

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Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers.Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the "next step" of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts.If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.

The Gift of Success and Happiness

Transforming Your Life Through Business Processing Principles

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Author: Chip Sawicki,Vernon Roberts

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8576

Maximize your personal and professional success from college graduation through midlife challenges.

Oola for Women

Find Balance in an Unbalanced World--7 Key Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness Within You

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Author: Dave Braun,Troy Amdahl

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757319858

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

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If you haven't heard of the 'Oola phenomenon' yet, it's time to catch up. First, though, you need to understand what it is: Oola is that state of awesomeness you experience when your life is balanced and growing in all the key areas of health and well-being. It can be a noun or a verb. It can be a destination or a feeling. It can be as complex as a life growing and balanced in fitness, finance, family, field, faith, friends, and fun (the 7 F's of Oola), or as simple as a sunset, a quiet book on the beach, or a special moment with a child. It is that place we all shoot for in life. That feeling we experience and that we celebrate in our successes along the way. In short, Oola is cool. Since the first copy of the original book, Oola: Find balance in an Unbalanced World, rolled off the presses a few years ago, the Oola Lifestyle has become a literal phenomenon-a dynamic movement. OolaPalooza live events have been routinely sold out since the day they were started, and the Oola message has been taken to countless cities across America and to every major city in the world via 700,000+ Oola fans on social media. In their 1970s VW Surf bus, authors Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun have taken their OolaDream tour on the road, from coast-to-coast, collecting dreams and goals for a balanced life from people who adorn their vehicle with colorful Oola stickers. The OolaGuys know that women are the ultimate multitaskers. While a circus performer might spin seven plates in a single show, women spin seven plates-figuratively-every day. They not only juggle kids, family, and home life, they also juggle work responsibilities, customers and clients, make constant business decisions, handle professional events and so many related activities that it's truly mind-boggling how much a woman can pack into a 24-hour day. In this Oola especially for them, the book shows, through the experiences of 54 inspiring women, how to overcome unexpected hardships, and transform the juggling act of everyday life into a dream lifestyle of simplicity, tranquility, abundance, and opportunity. That's what 'living Oola' means-and it's not only an attainable goal, but a well-deserved reward.

Fierce Conversations

Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time

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Author: Susan Scott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425193372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

View: 9782

Shows how to make the most of conversations by communicating clearly and forcefully, offering advice on how to overcome barriers to meaningful conversation, confront tough issues, and leverage new skills for frictionless debate.

The Mirror

Issue 2,221 June 21 1997

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Author: E.N.O. Provencal

Publisher: Graphic Communications Group

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Me, Me, Me Epidemic

A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World

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Author: Amy McCready

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184864

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 336

View: 4273

"In today's 24/7, overstimulated, overindulged, can't-get-enough culture, even the best parents struggle to find the energy to say no to their kids - when they need to hear it most. In this wise and inspiring book, parenting expert Amy McCready offers proven strategies for empowering your kids without indulging them, and for fostering compassion and gratitude instead of an entitled ome, me, meo focus."

Raising Happiness

10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents

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Author: Christine Carter, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345519320

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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What do we wish most for our children? Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course! Fortunately, a wide array of scientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain. Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do’s and don’ts in action, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, boils the process down to 10 simple happiness-inducing steps. With great wit, wisdom, and compassion, Carter covers the day-to-day pressure points of parenting—how best to discipline, get kids to school and activities on time, and get dinner on the table—as well as the more elusive issues of helping children build healthy friendships and develop emotional intelligence. In these 10 key steps, she helps you interact confidently and consistently with your kids to foster the skills, habits, and mindsets that will set the stage for positive emotions now and into their adolescence and beyond. Inside you will discover • the best way avoid raising a brat—changing bad habits into good ones • tips on how to change your kids’ attitude into gratitude • the trap of trying to be perfect—and how to stay clear of its pitfalls • the right way to praise kids—and why too much of the wrong kind can be just as bad as not enough • the spirit of kindness—how to raise kind, compassionate, and loving children • strategies for inspiring kids to do boring (but necessary) tasks—and become more self-motivated in the process Complete with a series of “try this” tips, secrets, and strategies, Raising Happiness is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you instill joy in your kids—and, in the process, become more joyful yourself. From the Hardcover edition.

Engineer Your Own Success

7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career

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Author: Anthony Fasano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118886577

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

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Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts valuable organization tips, communication advice, networking tactics, and practical assistance for preparing for the PE exam—every necessary skill for success. Authored by a highly renowned career coach, this book is a battle plan for climbing the rungs of any engineering ladder.

10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, second edition

The Breakthrough Program for Overcoming Your Child's Difficult Behavior

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Author: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738218243

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior—including tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativity—becomes chronic, it causes big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child,family and child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares a groundbreaking ten–day program to help parents understand their child’s behavior and regain control of their household. In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids and why it’s so destructive to the family, then offers parents a step–by–step guide on how to reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors.

The Collapse of Parenting

How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

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Author: Leonard Sax

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465073840

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.