When You Say thank You Mean It

Author: Mary O'Donohue
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440508747
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Everyone wants their children to be happy, responsible, and well adjusted, but there's no rulebook to teach parents how to do so--until now. In this book, you'll learn how Mary O'Donohue, a proud mother of two, developed a practical program that allows parents to instill timeless values in their children over the course of one year. Focusing on one key value a month, the whole family can learn together through twelve fun and family-friendly activities, including: Keeping a Gratitude Board Creating Respect Tiles Making a Compassion in Action Calendar Hosting an Earning for Learning Gameshow Starting a Life Map By inspiring common values such as lifelong learning, a sense of joy, and respect for others, this unique guide offers purposeful advice for raising joyful, thoughtful children--who will make their world a better one to live in.

Screenwise

Author: Devorah Heitner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351817833
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children-if parents help them. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology. Screenwise is a guide to understanding more about what it is like for children to grow up with technology, and to recognizing the special challenges-and advantages-that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. In it, Heitner presents practical parenting "hacks": quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native. The book will empower parents to recognize that the wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid's digital savvy, and help them develop skills for managing the new challenges of parenting. Based on real-life stories from other parents and Heitner's wealth of knowledge on the subject, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible digital citizens.

Teaching Your Children Values

Author: Richard Eyre
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439147655
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a strong sense of personal values. Helping your children develop values such as honesty, self-reliance, and dependability is as important a part of their education as teaching them to read or how to cross the street safely. The values you teach your children are their best protection from the influences of peer pressure and the temptations of consumer culture. With their own values clearly defined, your children can make their own decisions -- rather than imitate their friends or the latest fashions. In Teaching Your Children Values Linda and Richard Eyre present a practical, proven, month-by-month program of games, family ctivities, and value-building ecercises for kids of all ages.

Dear Mommy and Daddy

Author: Marie Foss Hafen
Publisher: Caremore Pub
ISBN: 9781886990005
Format: PDF, Kindle
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DEAR MOMMY & DADDY, by Marie Foss Hafen with Susan Wirth is the most unique parenting book on the market. This special book has been written as if the babies & children are talking to their parents. The intentional easy format of reading & the expressive illustrations get to the heart of real family issues very quickly. THIS BOOK CAN BE READ IN LESS THAN AN HOUR. The sobering impact has seasoned parents wishing they had had this book for their families... Younger families are embracing this book very seriously because it is presented with such a sweet & honest approach. DEAR MOMMY & DADDY takes the reader from pregnancy to infancy to preschool as the "little ones" express their needs to be loved in many ways. They express their likes & some dislikes, their many needs, & their appreciation for the everyday events in the life of a child. The chapter on "Hard Stuff" identifies abuse, divorce, drugs & alcohol, death & illness, disasters, etc. which are written with a realistic impact. The sections on "how to clean a house in 45 minutes", shopping with a plan, & using healthy & economical foods give hope to "tired & busy" families. To order contact: CareMORE, P.O. Box 4217, St. George, UT 84770. FAX & Voice Mail (801) 634-9510.

Showing Up for Life

Author: Bill Gates, Sr.
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0385530374
Format: PDF
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A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of “showing up”—lessons that he learned growing up during the Great Depression, and that he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; and his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife, Mary, and his current wife, Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. Showing Up for Life translates one man’s experiences over fourscore years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: I’m 83 years old. Representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I’d be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much.

Best Life

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Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don t Do

Author: Amy Morin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062565745
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children. Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to "protect" kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—the tools they need to become mental strength trainers. While other books tell parents what to do, Amy teaches parents what "not to do," which she says is equally important in raising mentally strong youngsters. As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy has witnessed first-hand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they can flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. With appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, kids grow stronger and become better. Drawing on her experiences and insight, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.

Paranoid Parenting

Author: Frank Furedi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781847065216
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Paranoid Parenting is an important book that shows how parental fears have been stoked and families harmed as a consequence. It ought to be read by every sensible individual interested in regaining a sane viewpoint that advances children's well-being. It seems that every day there is a warning about your children: everything from cots, babysitters, schools, supermarkets and public parks pose a danger. We are told that children's health, safety and welfare and constantly at risk. Based on sociological research as well as dozens of interviews, this book will bolster your confidence in your own judgements and enable you to bring up self-assured, imaginative, capable children. If you want to understand why adults act like children and children act like adults -- in short, if you want to understand why raising children today is harder than ever before -- read this book.

Cincinnati Magazine

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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.

Waiting for the Sun

Author: Patrick Iovinelli
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ISBN: 9781629895727
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As he walks the halls of Wilton High, Nathan Keller would like nothing more than to pick out a good book and blend into the walls, but he can't. Everywhere he goes, people whisper. They stare. Everyone knows Nathan because he's the psycho-killer's little brother.When his brother commits a terrible crime, it's up to Nathan to protect him from the outside world, the police, and even himself. Already struggling to care for his ailing mother, Nathan faces a relentless detective as well as his own guilt and confusion about his brother's crime. Nathan fights to hold on to his fragile world as the most important people in it slip away.