Balanced and Barefoot

Author: Angela J. Hanscom
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626253757
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Today’s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need “rough and tumble” outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program—that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis—author Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help your child thrive, even if you live in an urban environment. Today it is rare to find children rolling down hills, climbing trees, or spinning in circles just for fun. We’ve taken away merry-go-rounds, shortened the length of swings, and done away with teeter-totters to keep children safe. Children have fewer opportunities for unstructured outdoor play than ever before, and recess times at school are shrinking due to demanding educational environments. With this book, you’ll discover little things you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

Warum M nner mauern

Author: Scott Wetzler
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641111986
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sabotage und Manipulation – so gehen Frauen am besten damit um. Der Freund, der sich nicht binden will, der Ehemann, der den Mund nicht aufkriegt und „das Problem nicht versteht“, wenn dringend Gesprächsbedarf besteht: Passiv-aggressive Männer gibt es in vielen Varianten. Die Bemühungen ihres Gegenübers lassen sie ins Leere laufen und machen damit vor allem ihren Partnerinnen das Leben schwer. Scott Wetzler erklärt, was hinter diesem Verhaltensmuster steckt und wie frau damit umgehen kann.

There s No Such Thing as Bad Weather

Author: Linda Åkeson McGurk
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 1501143638
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this “fascinating exploration of the importance of the outdoors to childhood development” (Kirkus Reviews) from a Swedish-American mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children. Could the Scandinavian philosophy of “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” hold the key to happier, healthier lives for American children? When Swedish-born Linda Åkeson McGurk moved to Indiana, she quickly learned that the nature-centric parenting philosophies of her native Scandinavia were not the norm. In Sweden, children play outdoors year-round, regardless of the weather, and letting babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is common and recommended by physicians. Preschoolers spend their days climbing trees, catching frogs, and learning to compost, and environmental education is a key part of the public-school curriculum. In the US, McGurk found the playgrounds deserted, and preschoolers were getting drilled on academics with little time for free play in nature. And when a swimming outing at a nearby creek ended with a fine from a park officer, McGurk realized that the parenting philosophies of her native country and her adopted homeland were worlds apart. Struggling to decide what was best for her family, McGurk embarked on a six-month journey to Sweden with her two daughters to see how their lives would change in a place where spending time in nature is considered essential to a good childhood. Insightful and lively, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather is a fascinating personal narrative that illustrates how Scandinavian culture could hold the key to raising healthy, resilient, and confident children in America.

The Joy of Doing Nothing

Author: Rachel Jonat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507204965
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fight back against busyness and celebrate the pleasure of doing nothing in this new guide that helps relieve stress and increase happiness in your life. In The Joy of Doing Nothing you’ll discover how to step away from everything you think you have to do and learn to live a minimalist life. Rachel Jonat shares simple strategies to help you stop overscheduling, find time for yourself, and create moments of calm every day. You’ll learn how to focus more on the important aspects of life, such as family and friends, and scale back your schedule to create more time in the day to care for yourself.

Calpurnias r evolution re Entdeckungen

Author: Jacqueline Kelly
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446243879
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Calpurnia ist zwölf, als sie begreift, dass ihr vorgezeichneter Lebensweg, nicht ihren Vorstellungen entspricht. Wie die anderen Mädchen soll auch sie Kochen, Stricken und Klavierspielen lernen, damit sie bald heiraten und eine Familie gründen kann. Doch Cal streift viel lieber durch die Natur, beobachtet Pflanzen und Tiere und macht sich Notizen über ihre Entdeckungen. Der Einzige, der sie versteht, ist ihr Großvater, ein eigenwilliger Forscher und Tüftler. Er schenkt ihr Bücher und öffnet ihr die Augen für den technischen Fortschritt und die naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse des anbrechenden 20. Jahrhunderts. So erobert sich Cal ihren Weg in eine selbstbestimmte Zukunft.

Das Ja Experiment Year of Yes

Author: Shonda Rhimes
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641203759
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shonda Rhimes schreibt Drehbücher für die erfolgreichsten Serien: Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice und How to Get Away with Murder sind auch hierzulande Publikumsrenner. Bloß beim Drehbuch für ihr eigenes Leben fehlt ihr der nötige Schwung: Privat ist sie schüchtern, ängstlich, menschenscheu. Bis sie eines Tages beschließt, sich zu ändern. Mit einem fi lmreifen Trick: einfach ein Jahr lang zu allem Ja sagen. Ebenso witzig und selbstironisch wie ihre TV-Serien und zugleich schonungslos ehrlich beschreibt Rhimes die große Wirkung eines kleinen Wortes, das aus ihr einen neuen Menschen macht – glücklich, selbstbewusst und 60 Kilo leichter. Die wahrscheinlich unterhaltsamste und motivierendste Aufforderung, das eigene Leben mutiger zu gestalten!