Parenting Inc

Author: Pamela Paul
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429994828
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A leading social critic goes inside the billion-dollar baby business to expose the marketing and the myths, helping parents determine what's worth their money—and what's a waste Parenting coaches, ergonomic strollers, music classes, sleep consultants, luxury diaper creams, a never-ending rotation of DVDs that will make a baby smarter, socially adept, and bilingual before age three. Time-strapped, anxious parents hoping to provide the best for their baby are the perfect mark for the "parenting" industry. In Parenting, Inc., Pamela Paul investigates the whirligig of marketing hype, peer pressure, and easy consumerism that spins parents into purchasing overpriced products and raising overprotected, overstimulated, and over-provided-for children. Paul shows how the parenting industry has persuaded parents that they cannot trust their children's health, happiness, and success to themselves. She offers a behind-the-scenes look at the baby business so that any parent can decode the claims—and discover shockingly unuseful products and surprisingly effective services. And she interviews educators, psychologists, and parents to reveal why the best thing for a baby is to break the cycle of self-recrimination and indulgence that feeds into overspending. Paul's book leads the way for every parent who wants to escape the spiral of fear, guilt, competition, and consumption that characterizes modern American parenthood.

Die Verw hn Falle

Author: Ron Lieber
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864157919
Format: PDF
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Alles dreht sich ums Geld, fast alles. Von klein auf. Das merken die Kinder schnell. Aber natürlich ohne zu wissen, warum, und dass Geld zu haben alles andere als selbstverständlich ist. Daher ist es nie zu früh, der Illusion vorzubeugen, Geld sei einfach da: sei es für Essen, Wohnung oder Kleidung, sei es für Extra-Wünsche wie Playstation oder Smartphone. Daher plädiert Ron Lieber, Finanzkolumnist und Vater, in seinem nun ins Deutsche übersetzten Bestseller, das Thema Geld rechtzeitig, altersgerecht, fortwährend und ganz natürlich zu behandeln. Kinder heutzutage müssen vor allem praktisch verstehen und erfahren, dass Bedürfnisse sich nicht von selbst befriedigen. Ein paar Handgriffe im Haushalt sind nicht zu viel verlangt und ein Ferienjob keine Zumutung. Lieber entwickelt am Beispiel von gelungenen und weniger gelungenen Vorgehensweisen verschiedener Familien einen Elternleitfaden, mit dessen Hilfe man Belohnungen, Taschengeld, Geschenke und offene Wünsche vernünftig ausbalancieren kann. Die Verwöhn-Falle ist das Präventionsprogramm gegen verwöhnten Nachwuchs und der perfekte Erziehungsratgeber, wie Kinder den Wert des Geldes schätzen lernen und gleichzeitig erkennen, dass es nicht alles ist im Leben.

The Motherhood Business

Author: Anne Teresa Demo
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318909
Format: PDF, Docs
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The essays in The Motherhood Business examine how consumer culture both constrains and empowers contemporary motherhood. The collection demonstrates that the logic of consumerism and entrepreneurship has redefined both the experience of mothering and the marketplace.

Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy Childhood and Adolescence

Author: Gary McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190674598
Format: PDF
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Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence is one of five paperback books derived from the foundational two-volume Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Designed for music teachers, students, and scholars of music education, as well as educational administrators and policy makers, the second book in this set explores a broad array of key issues, concepts, and debates related to music learning and teaching in three phases of a child's development. The first section provides an expanded view of infancy and early childhood, embracing a key theme that most young children's early music-making is improvised and used to communicate with others and the self. These chapters demonstrate the importance of "motherese" or "parentese" to young children's overall development, the extraordinary diversity and richness of children's early musical engagement, and how this can be viewed as a resource for further learning. The second section is devoted to the learning and teaching of music during the middle years of childhood, when music is often a mandated part of the school curriculum. While recognizing the enormous cultural and national differences, chapters in this section give an overview of many varied and innovative forms of musical learning and teaching globally. The authors address issues related to the types of teachers who provide music instructions to children internationally, how they were educated and trained, and how various nations organize their curriculum in ways that provide children with access and opportunities to engage with music in the classroom. The third section focuses on the musical experiences and development of adolescents aged 12 to 18. These chapters explore the role of music in the lives of young people-including how they use and relate to music, how music educators can best meet students' needs, and the types of musical engagement that can either empower or disempower students through involvement in school music. Contributors Mayumi Adachi, Randall Everett Allsup, Janet R. Barrett, Margaret S. Barrett, Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Lily Chen-Hafteck, Richard Colwell, Sharon G. Davis, George M. DeGraffenreid, Steven C. Dillon, Magne I. Espeland, Martin Fautley, Eve Harwood, Lee Higgins, Beatriz Ilari, Neryl Jeanneret, Chee-Hoo Lum, Stephen Malloch, Esther Mang, Kathryn Marsh, Gary E. McPherson, Oscar Odena, Chris Philpott, S. Alex Ruthmann, Eric Shieh, Gary Spruce, Johannella Tafuri, Sandra E. Trehub, Colwyn Trevarthen, Kari K. Veblen, Graham F. Welch, Heidi Westerlund, Jackie Wiggins, Ruth Wright, Susan Young

Brain Culture

Author: Davi Johnson Thornton
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813550122
Format: PDF, Docs
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Brain Culture investigates the American obsession with the health of the brain. Davi Johnson Thornton looks at familiar messages, tracing how brain science and colorful brain images produced by scientific technologies are taken up and distributed in popular media. She tracks the message that, "you are your brain" across multiple contemporary contexts, analyzing its influence on child development, family life, education, and public policy. Our fixation on the brain is not simply a reaction to scientific progress, but a cultural phenomenon tied to values of individualism and limitless achievement.

Oje ich wachse

Author: Hetty van de Rijt
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641205727
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die acht großen Entwicklungssprünge in der geistigen und körperlichen Entwicklung eines Babys gehen mit viel Unruhe und Geschrei einher und bringen Eltern zuweilen an den Rand der Verzweiflung. Dieser Ratgeber zeigt, wie Eltern sich und ihren Kindern helfen können, die herausfordernde Zeit der ersten 14 Lebensmonate gut zu überstehen.