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By Daisy Jones. 2021
A modern, personal guide to the culture of queer women and everyone in between. All the Things She Said explores…the nature of 21st century queerness. Lesbian and bi culture is ever-changing and here, journalist Daisy Jones unpicks outdated stereotypes and shows how, over the past few years, the style and shared language of queer women has slowly infiltrated the mainstream. (Think less hemp sandals, IKEA trips and nut milks and more freedom, expression, community. And Cate Blanchett.)From the dingy basement clubs of east London to the unchartered realms of TikTok, cutting in DIY mullets and christening Meryl Streep 'Daddy', Daisy explores the multifaceted nature of what it means to be lesbian or bi today, while also looking back and celebrating the past. The book shines a light on the never-ending process of coming out, what it's like to date as a queer woman, how physical nightlife spaces have evolved into online communities and the reasons why mental health issues have disproportionately impacted LGBTQ+ people.As someone immersed in the queer culture of women, Daisy brings both the personal perspective and a journalistic one to this changing landscape. Through interviews and lived experience, a cohesive image emerges: one which shows that being lesbian, bi, or anything in between, isn't necessarily always tied to gender, sexual practice or even romantic attraction. With verve, humour and razor-sharp prose, Daisy paints a vital and insightful modern day portrait of what it means to be a queer woman in 2021.(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
By Karen Bogenschneider. 2014
This best-selling text integrates the latest research and cutting-edge practice to make an evidence-based case for family policy. It uses…examples from around the globe to explain how families support society and how policies support families. The book also moves beyond analysis to action with pragmatic processes and procedures for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of policies by viewing them through the lens of family impact. Highlights of the new edition include: Extensive revisions with many new references and policies that reflect recent changes in the economy, politics, and family forms and familes. Many new learning tools including guiding questions, more tables and figures, chapter glossaries, discussion questions, and chapter summaries. Enhanced global perspective with a new chapter (5) that features what policies nations have put in place to strengthen and support families. A new chapter (8) that views how family considerations can improve the effectiveness of policy decisions on issues such as early childhood care and education, health care, juvenile crime, long-term care, parent education, and welfare reform. A new chapter (11) on what the policy process and policymakers are really like including how a bill becomes a law. A new chapter (12) that provides a theoretical and empirical rationale for viewing issues through the family impact lens and what innovative tools and procedures exist for analyzing the family impact of organizations, policies, programs, and practices. Several chapters that review what professionals can do in the policy arena and how they can foster compromise and common ground. Updated web-based teaching materials including sample syllabi, classroom activities and assignments, daily lesson plans, test questions, instructor insights, video links, web resources, and more. Part 1 highlights what family policy is and why it's important and how family life in the U.S. differs from other countries. Part 2 examines the contributions family considerations can bring to issues such as early childhood education, health care, juvenile crime, long-term care, and welfare reform. Part 3 explains why polarization has stymied progress in family policymaking and guidelines for fostering compromise. Insights are drawn from the history of family policy over the last century. Part 4 provides strategies for getting involved in family policymaking. It reviews: the processes policymaking institutions use to enact legislation; new techniques for assessing the family impact of policies and programs; strategies for building better public policies; and various professional roles and careers for building family policy. The book concludes with a summary of how and where we go from here. Intended for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in family or social policy taught in human development and family studies, psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, public policy, home economics, consumer science, and education, researchers and practitioners alike appreciate this book's integration of theory, research, and practice.
Originally published in 1975, this book traces the problems which arise for families coping with a chronic childhood disease –…cystic fibrosis. The discussion of these problems is important for the families of other seriously ill or disabled children, all of whom are faced with similar implications of their situation. The book looks at the stressful situations which face them: mastering the child’s treatment technique, assisting them to come to terms with their disease. It deals with the practical problems which arise for the parents and siblings of a sick child and explores the profound repercussions of the loss of a child on the entire family, considering the ways in which many of these families managed to transcend their problems.
By Dr Lindy Burton. 1974
Originally published in 1974, and written by paediatricians, social workers, nurses and a parent who cared for her dying child,…this book is concerned with pinpointing the problems which exist for parents and those involved in the care of sick children, both in terms of accepting the facts of a child’s illness, and in loving supporting and giving them maximum enjoyment within the limits of their condition. The fears and anxieties of such children are examined – separation from parents, fear of pain, an increasing sense of difference and in some cases a very real appreciation of their situation. All these limit the child’s happiness, and ways of counteracting them are suggested. Similarly the distress of parents and of medical advisers is discussed.
By Harley A. Rotbart. 2021
It's not just how much time you have with your kids, but how you spend that time that matters in…the life and legacy of a family. No Regrets Parenting focuses on the simple truth that the long days of busy parenting race quickly by and, looking back someday, the years with kids will feel far too short. Written by renowned pediatrician, celebrated author, and distinguished parenting expert, Dr. Harley Rotbart, No Regrets Parenting, Updated and Expanded Edition helps parents readjust their perspectives and priorities. Dr. Rotbart teaches parents how to experience the joy and depth of the parenting experience amidst the chaos and choreography of daily routines. Carpool, bedtime, bath time, soccer practice, homework, dinner hour, and sleepovers all become more than just obligations and hurdles to overcome. They become opportunities for intimate and meaningful time with kids— opportunities to turn fleeting minutes into memorable moments.Your kids need to see who you are and how you live your life. And, in return, they will help you to see who you really are and how you should be living your life. For all of that to happen, families need memorable and meaningful time together. No Regrets Parenting is about time—finding enough of it and making the most of it.Accompanying this timeless advice, Dr. Rotbart has added timely, updated content to address the ever-changing needs of today&’s busy families. Also in this edition are two brand new sections: "Parenting Young Adult Children" (because parenting doesn&’t end with high school graduation) and "No Regrets Grandparenting" for those magical years when your children become parents! Oh my! This updated and expanded edition answers the ageless question: How can you do it all…and stay sane in the process?
By Nedra Glover Tawwab. 2021
End the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.Healthy boundaries. We all…know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy boundaries" really mean--and how can we successfully express our needs, say "no," and be assertive without offending others?Licensed counselor, sought-after relationship expert, and one of the most influential therapists on Instagram Nedra Glover Tawwab demystifies this complex topic for today's world. In a relatable and inclusive tone, Set Boundaries, Find Peace presents simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life. Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), these techniques help us identify and express our needs clearly and without apology--and unravel a root problem behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more.
By Gary Smalley, Mike Yorkey, Michael Smalley, Amy Smalley. 2007
Prepare Yourself for Lasting Love. You've searched a lifetime for that special person, but how can you be absolutely certain…that you've found "The One"? And more important, how can you hold on to that love for the rest of your life?More Than a Match explores the "compatibility factor," demystifying the science behind matchmaking and giving you the tools you need to find the love you want. You'll learn how to apply the specifics of good compatibility to a prospective date or mate, as well as how to break things off when you find yourself in the wrong relationship.But since great relationships aren't built on compatibility alone, marriage experts Michael and Amy Smalley also delve into the "forever factor," giving you the skills you need to turn your romance into a lifelong love affair. You'll learn how to deal with conflict, how to develop a healthy sex life, and how to recover when you inevitably hurt one another.Fantastic marriages begin long before the exchange of the rings; they start when two people in search of love commit themselves to learning to how to love well...and forever. Because finding and keeping the love of your life is about much More Than a Match.
This book offers reflections on how liberation might be experienced by clients as a result of the therapeutic relationship. It…explores how power and resistance might be most effectively and ethically understood and utilised in clinical practice with survivors of trauma. Power, Resistance and Liberation in Therapy with Survivors of Trauma draws together narrative therapy, Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) and liberation psychology approaches. It critically reviews each approach and demonstrates what each contributes to the other as well as how to draw them together in a coherent way. The book presents: an original take on CMM through the lenses of power and resistance a new way of thinking about resistance in life and therapy, using the metaphor of creativity numerous case examples to support strong theory-practice links. Through the exploration of power, resistance and liberation in therapy, this book presents innovative ways of conceptualising these issues. As such it will be of interest to anyone in the mental health fields of therapy, counselling, social work or critical psychology, regardless of their preferred model. It will also appeal to those interested in a socio-political contextual analysis of complex human experience.
Family Art Therapy: Foundations of Theory and Practice (Routledge Series on Family Therapy and Counseling)
By Christine Kerr, Janice Hoshino, Judy Sutherland, Sharyl Thode Parashak, Linda Lea Mccarley. 2008
Family Art Therapy is designed to help the reader incorporate clinical art therapy intervention techniques into family therapy practice. Expressive…modalities are often used in work with families, particularly visual art forms, and there is already considerable evidence and literature that point to a positive link between the two. This text is unique in that it draws together, for the first time in a single volume, an overview of the evolution of the theories and techniques from the major schools of classic family therapy, integrating them with practical clinical approaches from the field of art therapy.
By Nazareth Olivera Belart. 2022
El manual más completo, visual y actualizado. En este manual para las futuras madres se habla de los nueve meses…de embarazo, el parto y el posparto desde la evidencia científica y, a la vez, con una perspectiva absolutamente respetuosa con el bebé y la mamá, escuchando sus necesidades, resolviendo dudas y abarcando todas las opciones sin tendencias, para dar tranquilidad, serenidad y confianza. Cada mujer debe escoger qué es lo mejor para ella y su bebé. La autora explica los procesos de embarazo, parto y postparto, de manera concisa pero amena. Desde el desarrollo del bebé semana a semana y los cambios que van a producirse en el cuerpo de la mujer, hasta las diferentes emociones que podría experimentar, recomendaciones básicas nutricionales por los cambios del embarazo, molestias y posibles remedios, actividad física y ejercicio, la sexualidad y el inicio de la lactancia, el papel de la pareja si la hay, y las pruebas médicas fundamentales y seguimiento habitual que se realiza.
Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will Is Not the Way to Avoid Probate, Protect Heirs, and Settle Estates (Second Edition)
By Ronald Farrington Sharp. 2010
Readers say it best: "Very informative", "saved me a lot of money and headaches!", "recommend it for everyone who has…to plan estates for their elderly parents"Living Trusts for Everyone is the best resource for setting up a living trust. Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to set up a loved one’s trust with no lawyers and no expense. Wills benefit lawyers. Trusts benefit the clients. Too often lawyers sell wills to clients only to sit back and wait to sell their probate services to their clients’ heirs. Ronald Farrington Sharp describes the best way to handle modern estate planning and details the many advantages trusts have over wills in not only eliminating probate but in also protecting your assets for your heirs. Sharp explains why legal services are not needed to do the clerical work in settling a trust after death. This updated edition includes new information on an array of subjects, including:Elimination of the federal estate tax for most estates due to increased exemption amountsOnline assetsThe use of passwords, usernames, and websitesKeeping trustees honest and the process of removing trustees for malfeasanceForms for simplifying the planning processStrategies to lower attorneys’ fees>/li> With no legal jargon, just step-by-step instructions and sample form letters, Living Trusts for Everyone takes the mystery out of the process of setting up a trust.
By Sarah W. Jaffe. 2022
When privileged parents say that they "want what's best" for their child, they don't consciously add "and not for other…children." Yet the practical effect of parents with privilege relentlessly pursuing their own child's interests is that other children are left behind. Author Sarah W. Jaffe interviewed dozens of parents who are resisting the cultural pressures to seek "the best" for only their kids while navigating some of the major decisions that parents make—about childcare, schools, how they use their time and money, and the legacy they hope to leave their kids. These may not feel like political decisions, but each either contributes to a system where only a few can thrive or takes a small step toward dismantling it. Our children are watching and learning from how we make choices. How we treat the people who care for them tells them how they should behave as a boss. Where we send them to school teaches them about their place in the world. How we spend our time and money sends them more powerful messages about how to spend theirs than any lecture about the importance of giving back or gratitude ever could. What does it look like to fight for other people's children as if the future of your own child depended on it? What choices would you make?
In Please Don&’t Say You&’re Sorry, marriage-loving divorce attorney, Nicole Sodoma shows up with empowering advice to help you sustain a real and…happy marriage, recognize when that&’s just not possible, and know what to expect and do from there. What&’s more, she does it with a generous dose of humor to remind you that you can and will laugh again. When marriage-loving divorce attorney Nicole Sodoma ended her thirteen-year marriage, she found herself seated in a symphony of sympathies and quickly began to question why people say &“congratulations&” when we marry and &“I&’m sorry&” when we divorce. There&’s no denying that divorce sucks. You've invested years in a relationship. Then it what feels like the blink of an eye, everything has changed and you are faced with more resolution options than New Year's Eve. The journey can be wholly overwhelming, but it doesn&’t have to be the worst thing that&’s ever happened to you. Choice will be your ally. As the child of a blended family of divorced parents, a now "unmarried" woman, and a veteran family law attorney, Nicole Sodoma knows divorce. In Please Don't Say You're Sorry, she serves up both humorous and decidedly unfunny realities of marriage and divorce alongside empowering insights for finding your way through either. From hard truths about the unintended consequences of ending a marriage to relatable tales from divorces past, Nicole's communication style will help you feel deeply understood as you try to render those seemingly impossible decisions. Whether you are looking for advice on how to better your marriage, are considering separation, or find yourself knee-deep in divorce, this book has something for you. Today is the first day of the rest of your life, and now you&’ve got a badass no-holds-barred divorce attorney by your side.
By Noah Brown, Dominic De Bettencourt, Lucy Doherty, Owen Lowe-Rogstad, Ronan McCann. 2022
Reading Together is the essential guide for parents interested in starting a book club with their kids and raising their…children to become book-loving adults.This book is the first guide to parent-child book clubs. Written by a group of moms and their adolescent children who started a book club while the kids were in first grade, this how-to book shares the dos and don'ts they learned over more than 100 meetings and 100 books.Brimming with insight and inspiration, Reading Together includes the details of organizing and structuring meetings, tips on finding diverse books and choosing titles that spur discussion, common book club challenges and how to overcome them, and more.Readers will also find plenty of curated booklists with brilliant recommendations for middle grade and YA readers across genres, from sci-fi to mystery, adventure, and graphic novels. This book is a go-to gift for bookish parents who hope to raise a reader and connect with their community through the magic of books.ONE-OF-A-KIND: With detailed advice gathered over more than a decade and an engaging story at its core, Reading Together is an inspiring and useful handbook for parents looking to start a book club of their own and nurture a love of reading in their kids.A WINNING FORMULA: This book promises a stronger parent-child bond and is a pure celebration of books and reading—a winning recipe.GIFT APPEAL: Reading Together is an attractive gift or impulse-buy for a bookish parent or a parent of bookish kids.Perfect for:• Bookish parents with children• Parents of bookish children• Parents looking to encourage reluctant readers• Parents looking for after-school activities that are good for their kids• Grandparents of school-age children• Elementary school teachers and librarians
By Marc Kusnetz; William M. Arkin; General Montgomery Meigs, retired; and Neal Shapiro. 2003
Operation Iraqi Freedom marked a new era in television war coverage. On-the-spot reporting by journalists, photographers, and cameramen captured combat…in ways that are nothing less than historic. Sharing the triumphs, tragedies, and daily routines of the soldiers, viewers crouched in the trenches, felt the vibrations of bomb explosions, tasted sands borne on fierce desert winds. We were there—embedded among the troops, eyewitnesses to the horror of battle. Historic television. Historic journalism. NBC news captured it all and was the acknowledged leader among all the network and cable news organizations covering the Iraqi war. This book, written and produced by NBC News, presents a chronological narrative of reporting from the field supplemented by interviews and anchored broadcasts from Qatar, Kuwait, and the United States. The book includes a Foreword by Tom Brokaw, an Introduction by an NBC military expert, and a special dedication to fallen colleague David Bloom. Thousands of hours of images and words have been molded into a concise, eloquent summary of the historic events of the conflict.
By John McPherson. 2009
"Where there is stress, or receding hairlines and liver spots, there is humor." --John McPhersonMore than one third of the…world's population is officially over the hill, while the rest of us are quickly approaching its summit. Be it the ritual hazing of new residents at Spring Meadow Retirement Center that requires retirees to drink 25 shots of prune juice, or the oxymoronic humor involved in the publication of the "1st Annual Swimsuit Edition of Aging Today," octogenarians, centenarians--even those younger and in between--all agree, John McPherson's comic mastery finds humor in life's most everyday act--namely, aging.McPherson's Close to Home cartoon panel features a zany cast of malpracticing medics, denture-less dentists, and cynical civil servants. Culling more than 100 aging-specific black-and-white and full-color panels, McPherson creates the ultimate ode to getting older.
By Sandy Gingras. 2010
As artist and writer Sandy Gingras so aptly points out in the introduction to her book Thank You, a life…lived well is perhaps the highest form of thanks a person can give to teachers as a way of repaying them for their attention and effort. A simple thank-you is also nice.Thank You is Gingras's own delightful way of conveying this sentiment. This charming keepsake book features her soft, sweet watercolor artwork and thoughtful original text celebrating teachers and all they do for us.Always striking the right tone of gratitude without being overly sentimental, Thank You is a wonderful way to show appreciation to teachers for their enduring gifts to us both great and small.
By Tal Ben-Shahar. 2018
From the New York Times bestselling psychologist who taught us how to be happier, an intimate, keepsake collection of wisdoms…he learned from a most unlikely source.Even a New York Times-bestselling happiness expert can need advice!In his trailblazing Harvard courses, internationally bestselling books, and lectures and videos, positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar has shared his essential, scientifically backed tools for finding fulfillment the world over. But even the happiness expert needs a boost from time to time! Tal found his not in a guru or fellow psychologist, but rather in his longtime neighborhood barber, Avi-a man with a gift for making his clients look and feel great with wisdom beyond his years.Tal's visits to Avi soon grew into a friendship deeper than most. Between snips, the two men talked about everything from family and starting a business to the meaning of life and the power of music. Two years of their revelatory barbershop talk have been distilled into these gems of inspiration-perfect to give, receive, and share, even between haircuts.'A charming read to remind you that wisdom about happiness is often right around the corner.' - Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals, and co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg'When a happiness expert like Ben-Shahar turns to someone else for advice, you know the advice has got to be good. Short Cuts to Happiness offers accessible, universal wisdom that puts a life of meaning and fulfilment within reach and sets a very high bar for my next trip to the barber!' - Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man and How to Be Alive(P)2018 Tantor Audio
By Maggie Hartley. 2022
Foster carer Maggie Hartley is finally enjoying a well-earned holiday from fostering, savouring time with her brand new baby granddaughter.…One night, though, the peace and quiet is interrupted by an urgent call from Social Services. A man has been stabbed, and Social Services need to find an emergency placement for his little girl. Maggie is used to children arriving on her doorstep at all times of the day and night, but nothing can prepare her for the sight of eleven-year-old Nancy. The little girl arrives in her pyjamas, covered in blood, and mute with shock. With her mother missing and her father in intensive care, the police are desperate for answers. Who stabbed Nancy's father? Where is her mother? And what is Nancy hiding about her seemingly perfect family? The longer Maggie spends with her little girl, the clearer it becomes that all is not as it seems. Can Maggie discover the terrible truth of what's been happening behind closed doors?
By Sally Faulkner. 2016
When her husband refused to return their children, and the Australian government and Lebanese justice system couldn't help, Sally Faulkner…flew across the world with a television news crew to try to bring them home herself.This is her story. This is for Lahela and Noah.All for My Children is Sally Faulkner's unforgettable true story, showing how one Australian mother's life fractured in the moment she kissed her kids goodbye. This is a book Sally had to write, because it is the only way her children Lahela and Noah will know she never stopped trying to bring them home.In May 2015, Sally hugged her children as they left Australia for a two-week holiday to Beirut with their father, Ali Elamine. Though separated, custody of two-year-old Noah and four-year-old Lahela had not been an issue. The kids lived with Sally in Brisbane and their dad often visited from his home in Lebanon. To Sally, everything seemed fine.Twenty-four hours after that farewell, Ali said, 'The kids aren't coming back.' It was every parent's nightmare . . . and it was only going to get worse. After ten months without any contact with her children, missing birthdays and her daughter's first day at school, Sally had exhausted every avenue she could - pleading with Ali, using the courts, calling government departments and contacting the media.Waking in a Beirut prison cell handcuffed to a 60 Minutes television reporter, Sally couldn't help asking herself . . . how did I get here? Looking back, 21-year-old Sally had scored her dream life as an Emirates flight attendant. She was dazzled by a world far removed from the suburbs of Brisbane. Then, she met Ali, a charismatic charmer with a Californian accent, who she thought was the perfect man, married him and had the children she'd always hoped for. But her dream life didn't last.