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By Barrie Gunter. 2021
Children and Television Consumption in the Digital Era provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary research on the developmental impact of… children’s screen engagement in modern society. Barrie Gunter explores how the world of television has evolved to become almost unrecognisable from the broadcast landscapes present over the last years of the 20th century. This key text considers how screen-based entertainment has become increasingly interactive, and how children have become accustomed to creating their own television schedules through streamed services. It explores key topics including screen experiences and the manifestation of prosocial and antisocial behaviour, advertising and the development of consumerism, and the evidence of screen time on a child’s health and school performance. Gunter insightfully assesses television content that children are exposed to and its impact on cognitive and behavioural development. Featuring commentary on the challenges regulators face to keep up with rapidly developing screen technologies and suggestions on how parents can mediate their children’s screen behaviour, this text is an essential read for researchers and students taking courses in child development, family studies, broadcasting and communication.
By Gregory K. Popcak. 2000
What Do Exceptional Couples Know That Others Don't?If roughly fifty percent of marriages fail, what about the other fifty percent--the… ones that "succeed"? Are those couples who stay together necessarily happy? No, not necessarily. In fact, many marriages that remain intact are far less than ideal. A mere seven percent are really good--in fact, exceptional. These couples have much greater than average passion, happiness, longevity, and fulfillment.But if less-than-exceptional marriages are made up of men who are supposedly from Mars and women who are supposedly from Venus, what planet do exceptional husbands and wives come from? What are the secrets of exceptional couples. . .and what can they teach us?Marriage therapist Gregory K. Popcak believes that ways of relating employed by exceptional couples can benefit all marriages. In The Exceptional Seven Percent, he looks at the most successful couples and exposes their secrets. Each chapter examines in detail the basic characteristics of exceptional couples, including: * Developing a marital imperative * Setting and achieving emotional goals * Cultivating exceptional levels of fidelity, loving, service, rapport, negotiation, gratitude, joy, and sexualityThrough anecdotes, analyses, exercises, and quizzes, you'll learn what your weaknesses are and how you can begin to make positive changes. You have the power to turn your marriage into the most precious thing in your life. Why settle for anything less? Gregory K. Popcak, MSW, is a licensed psychotherapist who developed and now runs marriage preparation and enrichment seminars. He also writes regular marriage and family columns for popular and professional journals and runs a private practice. He lives outside Pittsburgh.
By Hugh B. Price. 2014
"Inspiring stories, practical tips and expert advice." --Ebony"Inspiring stories and practical tips urge parents and caregivers to unlock their children's… potential." --Library Journal "A much-needed resource that will enable parents to become partners in their children's academic success. Read it and tell others to read it." --Marian Wright Edelman, Founder, Children's Defense FundThere's a crisis in our classrooms. In school districts across the country, children of color earn sub-par test scores, and are frequently relegated to less challenging classes. Low achievement will doom our children to a future far beneath their capabilities--unless we do something about it. In this updated edition of Achievement Matters, Hugh B. Price, the former President of the National Urban League, shows you how to help your child succeed, and make America's public schools accountable. A vital resource for parents and caregivers, here are practical tips for improving children's literacy and achievement levels while instilling a lifelong enthusiasm for education. Price explains how to make sure your child isn't missing out on essential courses, recommends proven techniques for cutting through bureaucracy to create an environment conducive to learning, and shares insightful personal stories. From using the latest technology to providing after-school and summer programs to give our youth direction and keep them away from drugs and violence, this book offers real tools for making a powerful, positive impact and guiding your child to the brightest possible future. "A noteworthy effort to improve parental involvement, student motivation, and institutional accountability." --Kweisi Mfume, former President and CEO, NAACP66,870 Words
By Jenny Heijun Wills. 2019
A beautiful and haunting memoir of kinship and culture rediscovered.Jenny Heijun Wills was born in Korea and adopted as an… infant into a white family in small-town Canada. In her late twenties, she reconnected with her first family and returned to Seoul where she spent four months getting to know other adoptees, as well as her Korean mother, father, siblings, and extended family. At the guesthouse for transnational adoptees where she lived, alliances were troubled by violence and fraught with the trauma of separation and of cultural illiteracy. Unsurprisingly, heartbreakingly, Wills found that her nascent relationships with her family were similarly fraught. Ten years later, Wills sustains close ties with her Korean family. Her Korean parents and her younger sister attended her wedding in Montreal, and that same sister now lives in Canada. Remarkably, meeting Jenny caused her birth parents to reunite after having been estranged since her adoption. Little by little, Jenny Heijun Wills is learning and relearning her stories and those of her biological kin, piecing together a fragmented life into something resembling a whole.Delving into gender, class, racial, and ethnic complexities, as well as into the complex relationships between Korean women--sisters, mothers and daughters, grandmothers and grandchildren, aunts and nieces--Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. describes in visceral, lyrical prose the painful ripple effects that follow a child's removal from a family, and the rewards that can flow from both struggle and forgiveness.
By Valerie I. Harrison, Kathryn Peach D'Angelo. 2021
For decades, Katie D’Angelo and Valerie Harrison engaged in conversations about race and racism. However, when Katie and her husband,… who are white, adopted Gabriel, a biracial child, Katie’s conversations with Val, who is black, were no longer theoretical and academic. The stakes grew from the two friends trying to understand each other’s perspectives to a mother navigating, with input from her friend, how to equip a child with the tools that will best serve him as he grows up in a white family. Through lively and intimate back-and-forth exchanges, the authors share information, research, and resources that orient parents and other community members to the ways race and racism will affect a black child’s life—and despite that, how to raise and nurture healthy and happy children. These friendly dialogues about guarding a child’s confidence and nurturing positive racial identity form the basis for Do Right by Me. Harrison and D’Angelo share information on transracial adoption, understanding racism, developing a child’s positive racial identity, racial disparities in healthcare and education, and the violence of racism. Do Right by Me also is a story about friendship and kindness, and how both can be effective in the fight for a more just and equitable society.
By Marvin Rosen. 1999
If you’re in the market for a detailed, pragmatic knowledge base for dealing with discipline, relationships with regulatory and funding… agencies, and staff training, you’ll find all you need and more in Treating Children in Out-of-Home Placements. This unique and insightful volume gives you the information you need to successfully manage quality assessment and improvement in out-of-home placements, especially in a managed care environment.Treating Children in Out-of-Home Placements reviews for you the field of residential treatment of adolescents in the child welfare system. With this crucial knowledge base, you’ll be equipped to face and surmount the challenges that accompany the provision of services to behaviorally disturbed youngsters. Some of the areas you’ll become fluent in are: approaches to child welfare for children at risk models of treatment family counseling diagnostic criteria for conduct and behavior disorders psychotropic medication training staff to become agents of changeFor over 150 years, we’ve seen the aftershocks of a problematic system for treating children placed in the custody of child welfare. Through treating Children in Out-of-Home Placements, you can understand the problems of implementing and administering such a program. You will want to open this book and place yourself and your staff members on the road to a more ideal plan of care for children placed in custody.
By Tony Clink. 2008
"I'm going to walk you through one night as a stud. " —Tony ClinkHE SHOOTS. HE SCORES. TONIGHT. This book… is your secret weapon. When that girl stops you cold, go up to her, take her home, and spend the night doing exactly what you wanted to do the moment you saw her. Tony Clink, master seducer, shows you how you can be that guy—an unstoppable P. U. A. (Pick Up Artist), able to seduce any woman at any time . . . even tonight. Tips to get you in the same bed before the night is through: • Don't just stare—read her body. • It's how you touch her that counts. • Get rid of competition—even boyfriends. • A bar's the worst place to find tonight's conquest. • How to work through her posse Be the man with The Plan and stay UP all night. TONY CLINK, one of the world's greatest seducers, is the international bestselling author of The Layguide. He is also the webmaster of www. layguide. com.
By Becky Rutledge. 2007
If you've ever wondered why...Catching a good man is like nailing Jello to a treeFlirting with a man is like… riding a bull-just because you stayed on for 8 seconds doesn't mean you've won first prizeMaking small talk on a first date is harder than eating watermelon in a sundress...then you've come to the right place!Ladies, welcome to Miss Becky's Charm School! I'm Miss Becky, and in this book, I'll reveal some of my best tips and tricks for landing the perfect man, southern-girl style.Now, I know y'all are busy, and I'm not here to blow smoke up your pretty little skirts, or to otherwise waste your precious time. But when it comes to the art of charming a man, no one does it better than the gals from Dixie. And whether you're a Yankee dame or a California babe, you can learn the secrets Southern Belles have been using for years to find the right man and put him just where you want him. Inside, we'll cover the basics every woman should know: * Are you a Scarlett or a Melanie?-Take my quiz to figure out your Southern Belle alter ego. * Separating the Possums from the Bunnies-Time-tested tricks for telling the Rednecks from the Southern Gentlemen. * I Like My Women a Little on the Trashy Side-Dress to impress for every occasion. * Why Buy the Cow?-Sex and the Southern Belle. * Smooth as Butter-A Southern etiquette primer. * The Deviled Egg Plate-The way to a man's heart really is through his stomach-tasty treats to win him over.So pull up a chair, fix yourself a mint julep (or any strong drink you like), and get ready to learn the secret weapons and Southern Belle sensibilities that will help you snag the man of your dreams!
By Peter Mayle, Marcella Sanders. 2000
For more than twenty years, Where Did I Come From? has helped parents explain the facts of life to their… curious children. Millions of children have enjoyed the humor and honesty in this book, while learning how babies are really made.This book has been adapted for African American families.Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins are also the bestselling team responsible for What's Happening to Me? a guide to puberty.
By Jamie Cat Callan. 2009
Did you know that French women don't date? American women have been missing out on a few secrets when it… comes to the opposite sex. French women believe that the gift for attracting men has nothing to do with beauty, work, or even motivation. There are no Rules. And they don't listen to Dr. Phil's advice. They don't worry about the care and feeding of their boyfriend. And they certainly don't travel to Mars to communicate with men. On the contrary, French women's love lives are romantic, sensual, playful, and intense. They conduct their relationships with the same unique sense of originality and artfulness that they choose their clothes and accessories. For the first time ever, Jamie Cat Callan gives readers a personalized, guided tour through the corridors of French love. Discover the secrets to: * Why French women always feel sexy * The French art of flirtation * Why French women walk everywhere and love to be seen * Where French women meet men * What French women do when their man misbehaves Just as we've learned to stop torturing ourselves with fad diets and have relearned the art of eating, this witty, insightful, and candid book strives to show American women how to cultivate and enjoy the pleasures of love, romance, and marriage. Includes delicious recipes for the perfect, amorous meal! "Adorable!" --Erica Jong, New York Times bestselling author of Fear of Flying and Fear of Fifty"Attention single ladies: here's a new way to meet men and drive them wild! Jamie Cat Callan reveals sexy French secrets for upping your confidence and attracting potential mates. Your inner goddess will rejoice--and so will your new boyfriend! Ooh la la!" --Bonnie Fuller, former CEO of American Media, former editor-in-chief of Star Magazine, and author of The Joys of Much Too Much: Go for the Big Life--The Great Career, The Perfect Guy, and Everything Else You've Ever Wanted "No matter where you were born, every woman can now be a little bit French, thanks to this delightful book, French Women Don't Sleep Alone. Jamie Cat Callan helps women to look at their love lives and marriages with new eyes; love and marriage are not jobs but arts." --Nahid Rachlin, author of Persian Girls "Entertaining and informative!" --Helena Firth Powell, author of All You Need To Be Impossibly French
By Becky Rutledge. 2008
Leave him. . .wondering what happened!Listen up, Ladies! Breaking up doesn't have to be so hard to do, especially when… you know how to turn your suddenly single sorrow into Southern-style sass.If you're nearing the end of relationship road, Miss Becky's Break Up Boot Camp will show you Southern belle tricks for dumping him with diplomacy. Whether you've got a dead-end boyfriend, a deadbeat husband, or just plain want the man in your life dead, Miss Becky dishes up the breakup tips you need to get you back on your feet: * If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Stop repeating your mistakes. * Excuses, Excuses: Interpreting male break-up speak. * Annie Get Your Gun!: Tips for avoiding stalkers and other bad news exes. * Ex-Etiquette: How to behave. . .and misbehave without getting caught. * Food for the Broken Heart: Southern Belle Break-up Foods. * Getting Back on that Horse: How, when and why to start dating again.So grab a mint julep, slide into your little black dress, and get ready to move on!Miss Becky Rutledge hails from a long line of real live sassy and strong Southern belles. When she's not doling out dating advice, she works as a clinical psychologist in Memphis, Tennesee, specializing in family and relationship therapy.
By Peter Mayle. 1977
For more than twenty years, Where Did I Come From? has helped parents explain the facts of life to their… curious children. Millions of children have enjoyed the humor and honesty in this book, while learning how babies are really made.Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins are also the bestselling team responsible for What's Happening to Me? a guide to puberty.
By Peter Mayle. 1988
For more than twenty years, What's Happening to Me? has helped parents explain puberty to their children who are experiencing… "growing pains".More than one million children and young adults have enjoyed the humor and honesty in this book, while learning what really happens to their bodies as they mature.Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins are teh bestselling team also responsible for Where Did I Come From?
By Roxanne Snopek. 2019
Amid the wildly beautiful beaches of Sunset Bay, Oregon, lies Sanctuary Ranch, a refuge for strays, both human and animal.… A place where love and healing go hand-in-hand . . . When journalist Jonathan Byers leaves L.A. with his career in tatters, he heads to Sanctuary Ranch, determined to settle some of his personal affairs by putting his aging father in a seniors’ home. But his father stubbornly refuses to leave his secluded retreat—and has even rallied Sanctuary Ranch’s beautiful gardener to his cause. Something about sexy, mysterious Abby Warren piques the rugged reporter’s investigative instincts—and his interest—luring Jonathan to stay a little longer . . . Having found her own healing at Sanctuary Ranch, Abby knows Jonathan’s hard-headedness hides a wound that needs mending. Believing a time-out in nature will help father and son see eye-to-eye, she welcomes Jonathan into the only haven she has ever known. But Abby never expects to find herself so drawn to him—or that he will uncover devastating secrets she’d hoped to keep long buried. Will their deepening connection be enough to steer them through the darkness ahead, and toward a bright future for everyone? Praise for Sunset Bay Sanctuary “Grief and loss define this slow burning contemporary romance featuring a large cast of folksy characters who infuse the first installment in Snopek’s Sunset Bay series with lots of down home charm and many examples of tough love. Fans of small town series with character driven plots, such as those by Susan Wiggs and Debbie Macomber, will find that Sunset Bay hits the spot.” —Booklist
By Elizabeth Ellis. 1996
It has often been said: Give a man a fish, and he has food for a day. Teach him to… fish, and he can provide for himself over a lifetime.Raising a Responsible Child explains the phenomenon of the "overindulgent parent"--who helps and protects too much -- and the "underdeveloped child"--who never really learns to stand on his or her own feet.Today many parents are especially prone to shower their children with love and attention and attempt to minimize stress by doing for them. In the scurry of modern life, parents often can't resist giving in to children's demands or solving their problems just to keep the peace. While this is basically a loving approach, it does not teach children how to be responsible and independent. Parents learn the hard way that their overindulgence does more harm than good: their children will only come to them with more demands and act helpless in the face of new problems.If you find yourself entrenched in this pattern, you can change by using a system of consistent, straight forward, and logical rules every day. You can teach your children to take responsibility for their actions and earn their privileges -- and you will find, perhaps to your surprise, that they are willing and ready to do so.Some of the issues this book will help you to deal with are: -- The whiny and overly demanding preschooler-- The small child who throws tantrums in public to get his way-- The older child who is inconsiderate of family members-- The teenager who is constantly late for school-- The young adult, who can't get her life together and mooches off her parents indefinitely.Many parents discover that the tried-and-true methods detailed here not only help their children handle emotions in a more mature and constructive manner but also result in higher self-esteem and a happier outlook on life.
By Roxanne Snopek. 2017
The spectacular scenery and craggy beaches draw tourists to the small Oregon town of Sunset Bay. But Sanctuary Ranch offers… a different kind of experience: a refuge for people—and animals—desperate for a new beginning . . . Haylee Hansen has made a career out of caring for and training the dogs and horses on her aunt’s ranch. Part halfway house, part work camp, it also gives troubled kids and adults the tough love they so desperately need. Haylee should know. She was her aunt’s first success story. But now her turbulent past is about to show up on her doorstep . . . After thirteen years running a level one emergency room in Portland, Dr. Aiden McCall arrives in Sunset Bay a broken man. Anger and anxiety have nearly taken over his life—and could sabotage his new job at the local hospital. Until someone proposes an unconventional solution: a therapy dog. Haylee has seen her share of damaged people, but no one like Aiden. As she tries to match him with the perfect dog, he’ll help her to see that no one has a perfect life. And that opening yourself up to love is the only way to heal your soul . . .
By Albert Ellis, Robert A. Harper, Ann Vernon. 2003
CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPY Lost enough loves for three lifetimes? Want to break bad habits and… replace them with good ones that last? Whether you are male or female, single or married, gay or straight, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, can help anyone--at any age--learn to maintain healthy and lasting love. Simple and effective, the proven REBT techniques in this landmark book show you how to relate lovingly and intimately, for the long-term. Using a nonjudgmental approach, here is more than just a guide to getting along better with a "significant other." You'll also find help for improving relationships with friends, children, and even in-laws. Discover practical information on: *Getting Your Relationships Together by Getting Yourself Together *Realistic Views of Couplehood *Communicating and Problem-Solving *Better Sex for Better Couplehood *Saving Time and Money and Enjoying Life More *Having or Not Having Children *Building a Deep and Lasting Relationship *Self-coping statements and exercises to keep you emotionally fit ...and much more to help you take matters into your own hands--and heart--and stop the cycle of relationship ruin. With healing doses of wisdom and humor, Dr. Ellis puts you firmly on the path toward a lifetime of love.
By Emily Franklin. 2003
How do you share the soundtrack of your life?Just out of grad school, Laney is ready to embark on a… new phase of her life. Leaving California to head back east, she's got three thousand miles to reflect on her past before moving ahead to the future. With a box of mixed tapes at the ready, she envisions a trip spent reminiscing about first crushes, high school, family issues, and college loves and losses--her most precious memories. What she doesn't picture is her mother in the seat beside her--which is exactly what happens when her mom invites herself along for the ride. Soon, Laney's giving her mother a crash course in retro hits from her formative years--and a history of her life that her mom never knew about. As they roll through the American landscape, Laney and her mother discover that their lives are no one-hit wonders.
By Rachelle Doorley. 2020
Get inspired with hands-on creative prompts for children ages 3-8 featuring simple materials you can find at home from an… experienced art teacher.Open-ended art prompts that give children opportunities to think creatively rather than follow directions are essential to raising learners who are comfortable with the unknown and eager to tackle it with problem solving skills, self-efficacy, and critical thinking.From drawing, painting, and paper cutting to making three-dimensional art with clay and recycled materials, these 52 fun and engaging ideas for creative art play use everyday household materials to get kids engaged in their own explorations. These activities are led primarily by the environment. The set up itself is the teacher and will encourage children to think of creative ways to use the provided materials. With foundational information at the start of the book, parents will understand the power of art prompts to foster children's creativity and will be given a variety of ideas for creating a makering space and encouraging self-directed play.
By Michelle Parise. 2020
A memoir of falling in love, the fallout of infidelity, and everything messy in between — and the inspiration behind… the hit CBC podcast. “Beautifully and powerfully written, Alone: A Love Story left me heartbroken and inspired at the same time.” — Terry Fallis “A lyrical tribute to the intoxicating, dramatic, destructive and ultimately empowering nature of love.” — Anna Maria Tremonti “Michelle Parise is the best company. Her passion and humour leap off the page.” — Camilla Gibb The church wedding, the new house, a beautiful baby … Michelle was sold a dream and bought into it. But one day, nine years in, she wakes up in an empty bed, and The Husband isn't there. Then, he drops The Bomb — he was having an affair with a woman at work. Adrift and on the edge of forty — fuelled by grief, booze, and one-night stands — Michelle battles the monster she calls Loneliness, juggling being a part-time parent and part-time partier. Though dangerously close to rock bottom, Michelle takes a chance on love again with a dashing but complicated man — The Man with the White Shirt. Michelle, an expert in "emotional forensics," dives into the wreckage with candour and humour, uncovering a story about falling in and out of love, divorce, single parenthood, and the messy world of dating. What she finds, beneath it all, is life and the courage to face it alone. “Michelle Parise knows how to shape and deliver a story that will keep you coming back for more.” — The Atlantic