It's OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids

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Author: Heather Shumaker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101597135

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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Parenting can be such an overwhelming job that it’s easy to lose track of where you stand on some of the more controversial subjects at the playground (What if my kid likes to rough house—isn’t this ok as long as no one gets hurt? And what if my kid just doesn’t feel like sharing?). In this inspiring and enlightening book, Heather Shumaker describes her quest to nail down “the rules” to raising smart, sensitive, and self-sufficient kids. Drawing on her own experiences as the mother of two small children, as well as on the work of child psychologists, pediatricians, educators and so on, in this book Shumaker gets to the heart of the matter on a host of important questions. Hint: many of the rules aren’t what you think they are! The “rules” in this book focus on the toddler and preschool years—an important time for laying the foundation for competent and compassionate older kids and then adults. Here are a few of the rules: • It’s OK if it’s not hurting people or property • Bombs, guns and bad guys allowed. • Boys can wear tutus. • Pictures don’t have to be pretty. • Paint off the paper! • Sex ed starts in preschool • Kids don’t have to say “Sorry.” • Love your kid’s lies. IT’S OK NOT TO SHARE is an essential resource for any parent hoping to avoid PLAYDATEGATE (i.e. your child’s behavior in a social interaction with another child clearly doesn’t meet with another parent’s approval)! From the Trade Paperback edition.

It's OK to Go Up the Slide

Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

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Author: Heather Shumaker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698175476

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It’s OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her “renegade rules” for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It’s Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It’s Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don’t Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they’re spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it’s technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Happy Habits for Every Couple

21 Days to a Better Relationship

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Author: Kathi Lipp,Roger Lipp

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736955747

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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When was the last time you flirted with your husband? Was it before you had kids? Do you spend more time on the couch with your wife watching movies or with a bag of chips watching The Game? Does your idea of a hot date include a drive-thru and springing for the extra-large fries? What would your marriage look like if for 21 days you turned your attention to happy habits that will better your relationship? Plenty of books describe how to improve a marriage, how to save a marriage, even how to ramp up intimacy in a marriage. In Happy Habits for Every Couple, Kathi Lipp and husband Roger show you practical, fun-filled ways to put love and laughter back into your marriage. Here are just a few of the results you'll see when you put Happy Habits for Every Couple into practice: new levels of warmth and tenderness in your relationship; a deeper sense of security with your spouse; and a marriage filled with fun and flirting. If you haven't given up the dream of being head-over-heels with your spouse again, following this 21-day plan will give you just the boost you need to bring you closer together.

It's Ok Not to Cry

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Author: Gina Schampers

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504350928

Category: Self-Help

Page: 92

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Life is never the same from that moment you hear any bad news. The loss of a person, pet, home, relationshipall can be life altering. Finding out how to deal with life in a new way, in a new normal, is the reality of the situation. There is no one right way to grieve. Everyone goes through it differently, and nobody can tell you how to grieve. Nobody can understand what you are going through, and nobody can understand the relationship you had with that person. Life will never be the same. You dont have that person to call when you have a question anymore. They are no longer there to share your funny inside jokes with anymore. Its Ok Not to Cry was written to help others who have gone through a loss. It is not all seriousness and tears. Hopefully it will leave you with a smile.

Blended Families

Creating Harmony as You Build a New Home Life

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Author: Maxine Marsolini

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575678788

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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When re-married couples bring their families together, they face unique challenges. Somehow, they must bring unity out of diversity. Maxine Marsolini points to biblical solutions to the conflict commonly found in divorce and remarriage situations. 'Growth and Application' questions make this an excellent resource for small groups or Christian counseling.

Ellie May is Totally Happy to Share her Place in the Spotlight

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Author: Marianne Levy

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780311087

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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The second in the exciting new Jelly Pie series of books for girls from Marianne Levy about a little film star with a big personality. Dear Everybody, I’m an incredibly famous film star! Everyone knows who I am, even Eskimos and people in France. And I’ve just made friends with an amazingly beautiful model. In fact, she’s going to be in my next film! Jeffrey’s worried I won’t like sharing the spotlight. But I’m sure it’ll be fine. After all, I always share my fudge cake. Well, almost always, anyway . . . Love, Ellie May xxx Looking for a new series of books for girls? Ellie May is the new comedy heroine on the block. With a ditzy brain but an enormous heart she finds herself in all manner of troubles, whether it’s hanging out with super-beautiful models or meeting Eskimos. Ellie May is wonderfully brought to life by the cute but comedic illustrations by rising star Ali Pye. ‘This book made me laugh out loud. Ellie May rocks!’ Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum. ‘Very, very funny. A sparkling showstopper’ The Independent.

Understanding and Managing Children’s Behaviour through Group Work Ages 7 - 11

A child-centred programme

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Author: Cath Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113513555X

Category: Education

Page: 162

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'I would highly recommend the skills, expertise and delivery that Cath can bring to a school and can guarantee that any school following her advice will not regret it.' Carl McIver, Head of School, St. Willibrord's R.C. Primary, Manchester 'I have worked with Cath Hunter now in two schools and find that the work she does with children, parents and staff is amazing.' Sam Foord, Headteacher, Ravensbury Community School, Manchester Understanding and Managing Children’s Behaviour provides the reader with an insight into children’s emotional wellbeing and helps them to understand what and how children communicate and how to respond in a way that provides positive messages, increases their emotional vocabulary and encourages them to change their behaviour. It provides an alternative and effective child centred way of managing children’s behaviour through introducing the concept of reflective language and other tools, equipping staff with new skills that are transferable across the school in any role. The book is divided into two sections, enabling the reader to link theory with practice. The first section takes the reader on a journey to help them understand the different factors that influence children’s behaviour. The second section of the book focuses on the group work programmes, how they can be used, their value and the impact they can have on children and the school as a whole. The activities in the group work programme explore the concept of using reflective language as a behaviour management tool and are designed to motivate, build confidence, self-esteem and resilience. Useful pedagogical features throughout the book include:- Practitioner and classroom management tips and reflective tasks; Strategies and practical ideas for staff to use to help them engage more deeply with the contents of the book; Flexible, tried and tested group work programmes designed to promote inclusion rather than exclusion; Clear step by step instructions for delivering the work programmes; Case studies showing behaviour examples with detailed explanations for the behaviour and strategies to respond to it. The book is aimed at all primary school staff, especially teaching assistants, learning mentors and family workers who can deliver the group work programmes. It is also recommended reading for SENCOs and trainee teachers and will also be useful for therapists who work with children and are looking at delivering other approaches in their work.

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You

The Essential Guide to End-of-Life Conversations

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Author: Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1773051768

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

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This practical handbook will equip readers with the tools to have meaningful conversations about death and dying Death is a part of life. We used to understand this, and in the past, loved ones generally died at home with family around them. But in just a few generations, death has become a medical event, and we have lost the ability to make this last part of life more personal and meaningful. Today people want to regain control over health-care decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Talking About Death Won’t Kill You is the essential handbook to help Canadians navigate personal and medical decisions for the best quality of life for the end of our lives. Noted palliative-care educator and researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller shows readers how to identify and reframe limiting beliefs about dying with humor and compassion. With robust resource lists, Kortes-Miller addresses advance care plans for ourselves and our loved ones how to have conversations about end-of-life wishes with loved ones how to talk to children about death how to build a compassionate workplace practical strategies to support our colleagues how to talk to health-care practitioners how to manage challenging family dynamics as someone is dying what is involved in medical assistance in dying (MAID) Far from morbid, these conversations are full of meaning and life — and the relief that comes from knowing what your loved ones want, and what you want for yourself.

Jars of Broken Hearts

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Author: Derra Nicole Sabo

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434900576

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 52

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It's OK if You're Clueless

and 23 More Tips for the College Bound

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Author: Terry McMillan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440685255

Category: Education

Page: 64

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When her son Solomon graduated from high school, Terry McMillan was asked to be the guest speaker at the commencement ceremony. Determined not to be dull or redundant, Terry thought back to when she was stepping out into the world for the first time and the things she wished people had told her. Printing up what she thought were the most important tips for these new graduates, Terry was surprised to find that not only were these homemade pamphlets a hit with the students, but their parents clamored for copies too. Now with It's Ok If You're Clueless, Terry McMillan brings her trademark wit and sass to every son and daughter about to take their first tentative steps into adulthood. Offering such nuggets as "Sit up straight," "Don't listen to your parents," and "Bring your laundry home," as well as "See the world" and "Read anything and everything," It's Ok If You're Clueless is packed with the commonsense advice and conversational tone that have made her novels classic bestsellers. Equal parts witty and wise, It's Ok If You're Clueless is the perfect gift for the college bound this May.