Children in the Morning

Author: Anne Emery
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554906792
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Beau Delaney, the Halifax hotshot whose exploits are the subject of a new Hollywood film, is charged with the murder of his wife Peggy, it’s lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins who takes the case. But when Beau’s family dynamics and the appearance of a mysterious child alert Monty that his client is keeping secrets, others join in to help keep Beau from a life in prison. Monty’s pal, Father Brennan Burke, has a hand in the investigation, as does Monty’s estranged wife, Maura. Watching all this is Normie, Monty and Maura’s daughter, who has the gift of second sight. When she starts having visions that involve Beau, she can’t tell whether they reflect something he’s done in the past—or something he might do in the future. It then becomes clear that Normie and Monty must rely on each other to discover the truth about Peggy’s death.

Good Morning Children

Author: Sophia E. Pappas
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458779955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Based on her popular Pre-K Now blog, Sophia Pappas' book Good Morning, Children provides an up-close and personal view of the challenges and successes of a beginning teacher. The book describes daily encounters with students, family members, and administrators; reflects on the state of early childhood education in America; and celebrates the ways the pre-K teacher can help prepare every child to succeed in both school and life.

Children in the Morning

Author: Marc Strange
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459652132
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Beau Delaney is a bit of a showboat, a prominent lawyer whose exploits have become the subject of a Hollywood film. He's also the father of ten children (many adopted). Now he's charged with the murder of his wife, Peggy. It's another hard case for lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins. His client is keeping secrets; a mysterious eleventh child turns up and demands to take part in the trial; and the last words anyone heard from Peggy were "the Hells Angels!" Monty isn't alone in trying to save Delaney from life in prison, and save his sprawling family from breaking up. Monty's pal, Father Brennan Burke, has a hand in the investigation, too. But Burke is also lending a hand to Monty's estranged wife, Maura. And the priest finds himself burdened with unwelcome secrets of his own when Maura's old flame arrives on the scene and threatens to turn her world upside down. Watching all this through the eyes of a child is Monty and Maura's little girl, Normie. Like her spooky grandmother in Cape Breton, Normie has the gift of second sight. When she starts having visions that seem to involve Beau Delaney, she can't tell whether they reflect something he's done in the past, or something he might do in the future. We hear the story from two points of view, experience and innocence, Monty and Normie, and ask ourselves which of them will be first to uncover the truth about Beau Delaney. Children in the Morning is the fifth book in Emery's acclaimed series featuring Monty Collins.

Good Morning Yoga

Author: Mariam Gates
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781622036028
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Yoga helps children learn how to focus, relax, and both self-monitor and self-soothe Good Morning Yoga instills these four skills and more, enabling children to jumpstart the day with energy and excitement-and meet the adventures that come with mindfulness and perspective. Good Night Yoga tells the story of the world retiring for the evening-and a new generation of readers has fallen in love with the relaxing sequences and beautiful pictures that lead them to dreamland. Good Morning Yoga weaves gentle exercises with a heartwarming narrative and wonderful illustrations to empower children to manage the energies that visit throughout the day-from the "fiery volcano" to the "mountain quiet and still. Good Morning Yoga concludes with a visualization for kids to set intentions for the day.

The Good News About Bad Behavior

Author: Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610398394
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The current model of parental discipline is as outdated as a rotary phone. Why don't our kids do what we want them to do? Parents often take the blame for misbehavior, but this obscures a broader trend: in our modern, highly connected age, children have less self-control than ever. About half of the current generation of children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age eighteen. Contemporary kids need to learn independence and responsibility, yet our old ideas of punishments and rewards are preventing this from happening. To stem this growing crisis of self-regulation, journalist and parenting expert Katherine Reynolds Lewis articulates what she calls The Apprenticeship Model, a new theory of discipline that centers on learning the art of self-control. Blending new scientific research and powerful individual stories of change, Lewis shows that, if we trust our children to face consequences, they will learn to adapt and moderate their own behavior. She watches as chaotic homes become peaceful, bewildered teachers see progress, and her own family grows and evolves in light of these new ideas. You'll recognize your own family in Lewis's sensitive, realistic stories, and you'll find a path to making everyone in your home more capable, kinder, and happier--including yourself.

Morning and Evening Prayer

Author: Craig D. Katzenmiller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541089631
Format: PDF, ePub
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These prayers, inspired by traditional morning and evening prayer with guidance from The Rule of St. Benedict, offer families the opportunity to pray in continuity with Christian tradition while keeping prayers short and familiar so that children will stay engaged. With a one-week cycle of prayers, this shorted from of the daily office allows families to grow in the practice of daily prayer and prepare to graduate to the longer prayers of the Christian tradition as children mature. Acclaim for this book: "Craig Katzenmiller's short book Morning and Evening Prayer for Parents and Children meets a central need for parents of children ages 4-12 who desire to lead morning and evening prayers as a family. Until now liturgical materials available to parents have tended to offer such lengthy offices that children could easily perceive the time as a dreaded chore rather than holy and blessed family time. "Katzenmiller's effort to reduce each typical half-hour office leaves the structure intact while shortening basic elements and suggesting a few optional readings and hymns. Four appendices include examples for various options. "What I see clearly in this effort is a father's heart for his children. Katzenmiller has spent many hours adapting adult-level materials for his beloved children-so that they may enter in, absorb, and participate more fully in these rich, formative Christian practices, and, ultimately, receive a lifetime of blessing." - Holly Allen, Professor of Family Science and Christian Ministries (Lipscomb University); President of The Society for Children's Spirituality: Christian Perspectives (Children's Spirituality Conference); and co-author of Intergenerational Christian Formation; Bringing the Whole Church Together in Ministry, Community, and Worship "Morning and Evening Prayer for Parents and Children is a much-needed resource for families like mine who desire to immerse our children daily in the life and prayers of the church. Its weekly rhythm will quickly become familiar, offering a rich source of hope for both children and parents." - C. Christopher Smith, editor of The Englewood Review of Books and author of Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish Table of Contents: Preface How to Use This Prayerbook Morning Prayer Evening Prayer Night Prayer Appendix 1. Example Scripture Texts for Readings Appendix 2. Prayers from Scripture Appendix 3. Hymns Appendix 4. Next Steps in Prayer Together

Let Them Eat Dirt

Author: B. Brett Finlay
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616206713
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“A must-read . . . Takes you inside a child’s gut and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life.” —William Sears, MD, coauthor of The Baby Book Like the culture-changing Last Child in the Woods, here is the first parenting book to apply the latest cutting-edge scientific research about the human microbiome to the way we raise our children. In the two hundred years since we discovered that microbes cause infectious diseases, we’ve battled to keep them at bay. But a recent explosion of scientific knowledge has led to undeniable evidence that early exposure to these organisms is beneficial to a child’s well-being. Our modern lifestyle, with its emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, is taking a toll on children’s lifelong health. In this engaging and important book, microbiologists Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta explain how the trillions of microbes that live in and on our bodies influence childhood development; why an imbalance of those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, and asthma, among other chronic conditions; and what parents can do--from conception on--to positively affect their own behaviors and those of their children. They describe how natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and solid foods influence children’s microbiota. They also offer practical advice on matters such as whether to sterilize food implements for babies, the use of antibiotics, the safety of vaccines, and why having pets is a good idea. Forward-thinking and revelatory, Let Them Eat Dirt is an essential book in helping us to nurture stronger, more resilient, happy, and healthy kids.