Infancy in America A I

Author: Alice S. Honig
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072207
Format: PDF, ePub
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The latest findings on the mental, emotional, and physical life of the human infant, presented in nontechnical language and user-friendly A–Z format. * More than 500 entries, ranging from down-to-earth child-rearing advice to summaries of the latest research in medicine and developmental psychology * Contributions by 31 experts from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, education, psychology, and sociology

The Daddy Shift

Author: Jeremy A. Smith
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807097373
Format: PDF, ePub
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A revealing look at stay-at-home fatherhood-for men, their families, and for American society It's a growing phenomenon among American families: fathers who cut back on paid work to focus on raising children. But what happens when dads stay home? What do stay-at-home fathers struggle with-and what do they rejoice in? How does taking up the mother's traditional role affect a father's relationship with his partner, children, and extended family? And what does stay-at-home fatherhood mean for the larger society? In chapters that alternate between large-scale analysis and intimate portraits of men and their families, journalist Jeremy Adam Smith traces the complications, myths, psychology, sociology, and history of a new set of social relationships with far-reaching implications. As the American economy faces its greatest crisis since the Great Depression, Smith reveals that many mothers today have the ability to support families and fathers are no longer narrowly defined by their ability to make money-they have the capacity to be caregivers as well. The result, Smith argues, is a startling evolutionary advance in the American family, one that will help families better survive the twenty-first century. As Smith explains, stay-at-home dads represent a logical culmination of fifty years of family change, from a time when the idea of men caring for children was literally inconceivable, to a new era when at-home dads are a small but growing part of the landscape. Their numbers and cultural importance will continue to rise-and Smith argues that they must rise, as the unstable, global, creative, technological economy makes flexible gender roles both more possible and more desirable. But the stories of real people form the heart of this book: couples from every part of the country and every walk of life. They range from working class to affluent, and they are black, white, Asian, and Latino. We meet Chien, who came to Kansas City as a refugee from the Vietnam War and today takes care of a growing family; Kent, a midwestern dad who nursed his son through life-threatening disabilities (and Kent's wife, Misun, who has never doubted for a moment that breadwinning is the best thing she can do for her family); Ta-Nehisi, a writer in Harlem who sees involved fatherhood as "the ultimate service to black people"; Michael, a gay stay-at-home dad in Oakland who enjoys a profoundly loving and egalitarian partnership with his husband; and many others. Through their stories, we discover that as America has evolved and diversified, so has fatherhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dads Kids and Fitness

Author: William Marsiglio
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813584876
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now more than ever, American dads act as hands-on caregivers who are devoted to keeping themselves and their families healthy. Yet, men are also disproportionately likely to neglect their own health care, diets, and exercise routines—bad habits that they risk passing on to their children. In Dads, Kids, and Fitness, William Marsiglio challenges dads to become more health-conscious in how they live and raise their children. His conclusions are drawn not only from his revealing interviews with a diverse sample of dads and pediatric healthcare professionals, but also from his own unique personal experiences—as a teenage father who, thirty-one years later, became a later-life dad to a second son. Marsiglio’s research highlights the value of treating dads as central players in what he calls the social health matrix, which can serve both healthy children and those with special needs. He also outlines how schools, healthcare facilities, religious groups, and other organizations can help dads make a positive imprint on their families’ health, fitness, and well-being. Anchored in compelling life stories of joy, tragedy, and resilience, Dads, Kids, and Fitness extends and deepens public conversation about health at a pivotal historical moment. Its progressive message breathes new life into discussions about fathering, manhood, and health.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862486338
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Warum bleiben die Reichen reich und die Armen arm? Weil die Reichen ihren Kindern beibringen, wie sie mit Geld umgehen müssen, und die anderen nicht! Die meisten Angestellten verbringen im Laufe ihrer Ausbildung lieber Jahr um Jahr in Schule und Universität, wo sie nichts über Geld lernen, statt selbst erfolgreich zu werden. Robert T. Kiyosaki hatte in seiner Jugend einen "Rich Dad" und einen "Poor Dad". Nachdem er die Ratschläge des Ersteren beherzigt hatte, konnte er sich mit 47 Jahren zur Ruhe setzen. Er hatte gelernt, Geld für sich arbeiten zu lassen, statt andersherum. In Rich Dad Poor Dad teilt er sein Wissen und zeigt, wie jeder erfolgreich sein kann.

Unfinished Business

Author: Anne-Marie Slaughter
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780745095
Format: PDF, ePub
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She had her dream job and a position of power, but she couldn't make it work as a mother. So Anne-Marie Slaughter resigned from her position in the Obama White House and wrote about her struggle. The response from women was overwhelming. It was clear that a fundamental change needed to be made to ensure genuine equality between working men and women. Slaughter has surveyed thousands of women and men, employees and employers, from around the world, in this effort. She delivers a charter of workplace principles that will give women full opportunity to pursue their careers and their roles as mothers, identifying best practices that should be effected everywhere. And she shows why we must change the ways in which women and men work for the good of women and society.

Denn vergeben wird dir nie

Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364110078X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ellie Cavanaugh ist außer sich, als der Mörder ihrer Schwester vorzeitig aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird. Zumal er nach wie vor behauptet, unschuldig verurteilt worden zu sein. Ellie war seit dem Geschehen zwanzig Jahre zuvor fest von seiner Schuld überzeugt. Jetzt will sie endgültig den Beweis dafür erbringen.

Baby Betriebsanleitung

Author: Joe Borgenicht
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641111056
Format: PDF, ePub
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Glückwunsch! Bitte lesen sie diese Anleitung vor Inbetriebnahme gründlich durch. Gratulation, ein Baby! Doch leider hat man das kleine Wunder an Design und Funktionalität ohne entsprechende Gebrauchsanweisung geliefert. Wie baut man nun die Verbindung zu der Neuanschaffung auf, gestaltet die Fehlersuche bei akustischen Signalen, programmiert den Fütterungsprozess oder aktiviert den dringend nötigen Schlafmodus? Auf was muss man bei der Instandhaltung besonders achten, wie gewährleistet man die optimale Entwicklung der Applikationen und sorgt für die Sicherheit des geliebten kleinen Produkts? Glücklicherweise hilft „Baby – Betriebsanleitung“ hier weiter und gibt auf alle drängenden Fragen mit viel augenzwinkerndem Humor und mit witzigen Schaubildern umfassend Antwort.

Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda A. Mooney
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305176928
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced, reader-friendly approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. The book progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as U.S. context. In every chapter, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the social problem under discussion, and the consequences of the problem, as well as alternative solutions, are explored. Pedagogical features such as “Animals and Society,” “The Human Side,” and “Self and Society” enable you to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply your understanding of social problems to your own life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Die Magischen Sechs Mr Vernons Zauberladen

Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Publisher: Egmont
ISBN: 3505141895
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Carter wächst bei seinem zwielichtigen Onkel auf, der ihm nichts als miese Zaubertricks beibringt. Als dieser einen besonders fiesen Coup abziehen will, haut Carter ab. Er landet ausgerechnet auf einem Jahrmarkt, auf dem Täuschung und Betrug an jeder Ecke lauern. Aber wie bei einem guten Zaubertrick können sich Dinge von einer Sekunde auf die nächste komplett ändern. So wird Carter dort unerwartet neue Freundschaften schließen und den wahren Zauber der Magie entdecken. Zusammen mit einer Bande gewitzter Zauberkünstler legt er schließlich dem betrügerischen Jahrmarktbetreiber das Handwerk und findet endlich eine richtige Familie: Die Magischen Sechs. Ein mitreißendes Abenteuer voller Magie und mit Herz von TV-Star Neil Patrick Harris!