Ten Conversations You Must Have with Your Son

Author: Tim Hawkes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992255
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Internationally recognized expert on raising and educating boys, Dr. Tim Hawkes shows parents of tween and teen boys how to approach difficult but important conversations. Every parent of a teenage boy knows there are certain conversations they must have with their son but often they put them off--or worse, don't have them at all--because they simply don't know where to start. In Ten Conversations You Must Have With Your Son, Dr. Hawkes provides parents with the essential information you need to negotiate your way through what can often be very difficult territory about the why, what, and how of ten key topics: love, identity, values, leadership, achievement, sex, money, health, living together, and resilience. Each chapter offers suggestions for how you can connect with your sons on these issues while sharing your own experiences and knowledge with your boys. A headmaster of 25 years, Dr. Hawkes is in a unique position to know what goes on inside the minds of teenage boys. He understands what they need to know to best prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities, challenges and demands that life will make on them. Ten Conversations You Must Have With Your Son is the one book anyone with a teenage son should read to help them prepare him for adulthood. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ten Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married

Author: Guy Grenier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781554700677
Format: PDF, Docs
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Getting married can be a frightening undertaking. According to statistics, almost 50 per cent of marriages end in divorce in North America. Clinical psychologist, marital therapist and sex therapist, Dr. Guy Grenier has developedThe 10 Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married, a comprehensive and easy-to-use handbook on effective communication strategies for couples getting ready to tie the knot. From having kids to careers, to family, sex, money, and spirituality, Dr. Grenier concentrates on the most essential topics, and offers basic guidelines and instructions that will allow couples to confidently assess the strength of their potential long-term relationship. Written in an open and accessible tone, and illustrated with real-life case studies,The 10 Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married arms couples with practical and effective strategies for attaining a lifetime pattern of excellent communication and greater chance at long-term marital bliss.

Preparing Your Son for Every Man s Battle

Author: Stephen Arterburn
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307769097
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Finally, a resource that guides you through the toughest--and most important--conversations you'll ever have with your son. Ideal for all parents of boys: fathers, mothers, single moms. It’s never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it’s always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God’s standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. So it’s vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the internet. But what should you say? And when and how should you say it? Now there’s help you can trust: Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle. The authors behind the best-selling “Every Man” series have put together all the resources and guidance you need to experience frank, thorough, and natural conversations with your son about sexual integrity. They offer an effective new communication process that ensures a deep, abiding relationship between you and your son as he moves into his teen years and beyond. Equip your young man with the biblical information and spiritual insights he needs to stand strong, overcome temptation, and experience the blessings of godly obedience…for the rest of his life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Boy Oh Boy

Author: Tim Hawkes
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN:
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Boys are sons and brothers and they become husbands, partners and fathers. But how well do our social, political and educational institutions help boys fulfil their promise and live lives that develop their values and talents?Boy oh Boyis a practical and highly entertaining resource for those who wish to understand the needs of boys and how to best meet those needs. Dr Tim Hawkes uses a refreshing mix of common sense and scholarly research in a book that gives hope and inspiration to those interested in helping boys. Some questions answered include: Are boys really in as much trouble as some people are suggesting? How can boys be helped to perform better at school? Are there ways to encourage boys to read more? What needs to be understood about boys, friendship and sex? How should the issue of aggression and bullying be handled? - How can boys become more socially responsible? Are there ways to encourage boys to have better relations with their parents? Dr Hawkes examines several additional topics including drugs, depression, sport & body image and friendship & sex.

Win at Losing

Author: Sam Weinman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109588
Format: PDF
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As a father of two competitive boys, Weinman struggled to convince them that failing can actually be a critical part of success. He sought out the perspectives of people who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience. He asks readers to redefine what constitutes success and failure, and offers an essential blueprint for harnessing the power of setbacks to achieve what we want in life.

The Gift of Success and Happiness

Author: Chip Sawicki
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616082801
Format: PDF, Docs
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Maximize your personal and professional success from college graduation through midlife challenges.

Talking with Your Kids about God

Author: Natasha Crain
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493412302
Format: PDF, Docs
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Christian parenting is hard work--and it's getting harder. Parents have a deep desire to pass on their faith, but fear that today's increasingly skeptical and hostile world will eventually lead their kids to reject the truth of Christianity. That leaves many parents feeling overwhelmed--uncertain of what they can do to help their children, given the difficulty and extent of the faith challenges they will face. This practical and timely resource gives parents the confidence of knowing what to discuss with their children and how to discuss it in order to facilitate impactful conversations that will form the basis of a lifelong faith. In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain identifies 30 specific conversations about God that parents must have with their children, organizing them under the categories of - the existence of God - science and God - the nature of God - believing in God - the difference God makes Chapters are sequenced in a curriculum-oriented way to provide a cumulative learning experience, making this book a flexible resource for use in multiple settings: homes, church classes, youth groups, small groups, private Christian schools, and homeschools. Every chapter has a step-by-step conversation guide with discussion questions and tips, and content is readily adaptable for use with kids of any age (elementary through high school). Endorsements: "My prayer is that God will use this book to both motivate and equip you to help your kids develop convictions about their faith."--From the foreword by Sean McDowell, PhD, Biola University professor, speaker, and author of more than eighteen books, including A New Kind of Apologist "I can't think of a more relevant or more needed book for parents raising kids in today's culture. This book on apologetics will lead parents in critical conversations that will help grow and guide kids to be lifelong followers of Christ."--Kristen Welch, author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World "Hey parents: Do you want to reduce the chances that your child will follow the crowd to the point of rejecting Christ and the values and truths you hold so dearly? Then you need to have the conversations that Natasha Crain so brilliantly describes in this book. Prevent heartbreak later by reading and heeding this book now!"--Frank Turek, PhD, president of CrossExamined Ministries and author of I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and Stealing from God "May this book lead to thousands more Moms and Dads engaging with their kids through an intelligent faith. And may there be tens of thousands more kids who feel loved because the adults in their lives take their questions seriously."--Jeff Myers, PhD, president, Summit Ministries

Kids Wealth and Consequences

Author: Richard A. Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470885529
Format: PDF
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Leaving children with a substantial amount of money can be a boon or a burden. High-net-worth parents need to give their children an education to navigate today’s complex world. The question becomes how to raise children with a sense of reality and balance, imparting a strong work ethic, and making them good stewards of their wealth. Kids, Wealth, and Consequences enlightens high-net-worth parents about the unique issues they need to explore. The book addresses the ”hard” financial issues, such as investing and estate planning, as well as the “soft” emotional issues relating to values, family, and communication. Morris and Pearl detail strategies and techniques to help parents raise children who appreciate and know how to manage the wealth they inherit. Richard Morris spent many years working for his family's multimillion dollar business, and learned firsthand the challenges of business ownership and family wealth. Jayne Pearl is an experienced journalist who writes about families, family businesses, and money.

How to Raise an Adult

Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627791787
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Regretting Motherhood

Author: Orna Donath
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171377
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers.Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the "next step" of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts.If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.