Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand

Author: James Vollbracht
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101199954
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Children's lives today are complex, stressful, and dangerous. Kids are overscheduled, come home to empty houses and neighborhoods where they don't know a soul, and in school, face violence-all too often from their peers. In Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand, James Vollbracht provides a blueprint for transforming our unstable and disconnected culture into a healthier, supportive one. Vollbracht bases his approach on six overlapping circles of community-our personal circle, families, neighborhoods, larger communities, business worlds, and elders-and outlines simple actions within each circle that will help rescue our kids. Through a rich blend of heartwarming anecdotes and creative, practical strategies, Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand affirms the age-old wisdom that the power and responsibility to heal our communities rest in our own hands.

Swinging Pendulums

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605540803
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Thought- and discussion-provoking essays on timely and familiar educational topics.

The Hero s Trail

Author: T. A. Barron
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101651407
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What is a hero? Using the metaphor of a hiking trail, bestselling author T. A. Barron discusses the great variety of heroes and brings them to life through their own stories: Some are well known, like Wilma Rudolph, Anne Frank, and Stephen Hawking. Yet most are “ordinary kids” who have made amazing choices: saved their siblings from a fire, struggled to stop prejudice at their school, helped raise money to build a well in an African village. This book will be invaluable to kids, parents, and educators who need role models for young people to look up to—and a new way to look at what a hero is.

The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People

Author: Priscilla Alderson
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446245613
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ethical questions are at the centre of research with children and young people. This clear and practical text informs students and researchers about the relevant laws and guidelines and current debates in research ethics. Priscilla Alderson and Virginia Morrow cover ethics at every stage of research, and with all kinds of young research participants, particularly those who are vulnerable or neglected. They break down the process of research into ten stages, each with its own set of related questions and problems, and they show how these need to be addressed. This practical book is essential reading for anyone who conducts or reviews research with children or young people. Priscilla Alderson is Emerita Professor of Childhood Studies at the Institute of Education University of London. Virginia Morrow is Senior Research Officer in the Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

Small Acts of Kindness

Author: James R. Vollbracht
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809166299
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Illustrates the power of kindness, showing how one small act can have unexpected effects.

The Book of Bright Ideas

Author: Sandra Kring
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780440336143
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sandra Kring's A Life of Bright Ideas. Wisconsin, 1961. Evelyn “Button” Peters is nine the summer Winnalee and her fiery-spirited older sister, Freeda, blow into her small town–and from the moment she sees them, Button knows this will be a summer unlike any other. Much to her mother’s dismay, Button is fascinated by the Malone sisters, especially Winnalee, a feisty scrap of a thing who carries around a shiny silver urn containing her mother’s ashes and a tome she calls “The Book of Bright Ideas.” It is here, Winnalee tells Button, that she records everything she learns: her answers to the mysteries of life. But sometimes those mysteries conceal a truth better left buried. And when a devastating secret is suddenly revealed, dividing loyalties and uprooting lives, no one–from Winnalee and her sister to Button and her family–will ever be the same.

Mishan s Garden

Author: James Vollbracht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614291349
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In a village high above the clouds, where nobody's happy and nothing grows, a little girl dreams of a garden flourishing behind her father's house. Every day the cynical villagers watch and mock the little girl. But, watered with her kindness and patience, the garden eventually yields the most important fruit: the restored hope and happiness of the entire village. Perhaps the greatest gift you can ever give another is to hold them in the highest regard and to see what is best and unique about them. In Mishan's Garden, a little girl sees all that is good and beautiful in the hearts of everyone around her and thereby transforms the lives of her entire village.

Her Father s Garden

Author: James Vollbracht
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (MA)
ISBN: 9780861711178
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Mi Shan, the gentle daughter of the Innkeeper in the Village High Above the White Clouds, transforms those she meets by enabling them to see their better natures and comparing them to plants in the garden of her father's dreams.

Kids These Days

Author: Karen Sternheimer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742546684
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on early childhood to late teen issues like kidnapping and child safety, childhood obesity, school safety and zero tolerance policies, teen drivers, hazing, bullying and risk-taking behavior. Fear of and fear for youth is a rite of passage, a common lament that comes with change. Young people both represent and must deal with the consequences of these fluctuations, and are actually often better behaved than their predecessors.

Better Than a Lemonade Stand

Author: Daryl Bernstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582703302
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers simple and creative ideas for how children can start a business with little or no start-up costs, attract and retain customers, and develop negotiating skills.