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 That You're Not OK

Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

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Author: Megan Devine

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622039084

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.” So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible? In It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn: • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world. It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.

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.

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.

The Burning

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Author: Matthew Hall

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230761283

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The Burning is the sixth thrilling installment in Matthew Hall's twice CWA Gold Dagger nominated Coroner Jenny Cooper series, from the creator of BBC One's Keeping Faith. A family tragedy. A buried secret. What lies hidden in the flames? A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy: in the village of Blackstone Ley, a house has burned to the ground with three members of a family inside. Though evidence of foul play is quickly uncovered, it isn't long before the police investigation is drawn to a close. It seems certain that the fire was started by one of the victims, Ed Morgan, in a fit of jealous rage. But their infant son is still missing and Ed had left a message for his surviving wife, Kelly Hart, telling her that she would never find the child . . . As Jenny prepares the inquest, she finds herself troubled by the official version of events. What could have provoked Ed's murderous rampage? How might the other, guarded inhabitants of the village have been involved? And what could the connection be with the mysterious abduction of a little girl ten years ago? Battling to suppress gruelling events in her own life, Jenny soon becomes entangled in another perplexing inquiry that may have surprising links to this one. Can she unearth Blackstone Ley's secrets, before it's too late? The Burning is followed by the seventh book in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series, A Life to Kill. The Jenny Cooper novels have been adapted into a hit TV series, Coroner, made for CBC and NBC Universal starring Serinda Swan and Roger Cross.

It's Ok Eli

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Author: Carol Surber

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430311304

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

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This book covers the areas of Downs syndrome, Autism,Catatonia and Bipolar disorder in one person. Covering birth to age 22 years, it has several personal stories and some medical issues involving this individual. Symptoms of each disorder are recorded before each diagnosis is made. Trial and error drug therapies and results are detailed. Eli is one of several people in the world having these multiple disorders. He was featured in a graduate thesis by an Ohio State University student.

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.