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Staying Home Instead: How to Balance Your Family Life (and Your Checkbook)
Christine DavidsonCan You Really Do It All?A sensible, practical guide for every mother who wants to be home with and for her children.--Arlene Rosen Cardozo, author of Sequencing and Women at HomeStaying Home Instead is a key resource for all parents who have wondered if one of them--usually the mother--can stay home and care for the children while maintaining both sanity and a decent family bank balance.The author, a former beleaguered working mother, urges parents to attAnd to their personal needs and reasserts the value, excitement, and joy of caring for their children. This book will be invaluable for parents, particularly women, who feel pressured to continue working, but want to understand its effect on their children. The author encourages readers to explore alternatives that make good financial and personal sense. This revised edition also offers concrete information on writing a resume, running a home business, using flex-time professional work, and telecommuting.
The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally
David ElkindToday’s parents often worry that their children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in constant learning, but child development expert David Elkind reassures us that imaginative play goes far to prepare children for academic and social success. Through expert analysis of the research and powerful examples, Elkind shows how creative, spontaneous play fosters healthy mental and social development and sets the stage for academic learning in the first place. An important contribution to the literature about how children learn, The Power of Play restores play’s respected place in children’s lives and encourages parents to trust their instincts to stay away from many of the dubious educational products on the market.
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and BuildLifelong Resilience
Martin E. P. SeligmanIn The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. In a thirty-year study, Seligman and his colleagues discovered the link between pessimism -- dwelling on the most catastrophic cause of any setback -- and depression. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat depression, achieve more on the playing field and at school, and improve their physical health.As Seligman states in his new afterword for this edition, “Teaching children optimism is more, I realized, than just correcting pessimism . . . It is the creation of a positive strength, a sunny but solid future-mindedness that can be deployed throughout life -- not only to fight depression and to come back from failure, but also to be the foundation of success and vitality.”
Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents
Allison BottkeThis important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grandparents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones. Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage—and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text. A tough–love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y.—a six–step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives. S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money A = Assemble a Support Group N = Nip Excuses in the Bud I = Implement Rules/Boundaries T = Trust Your Instincts Y = Yield Everything to God Foreword by Carol Kent (When I Lay My Isaac Down)
Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture
Allison J. PughEven as they see their wages go down and their buying power decrease, many parents are still putting their kids' material desires first. These parents struggle with how to handle children's consumer wants, which continue unabated despite the economic downturn. And, indeed, parents and other adults continue to spend billions of dollars on children every year. Why do children seem to desire so much, so often, so soon, and why do parents capitulate so readily? To determine what forces lie behind the onslaught of Nintendo Wiis and Bratz dolls, Allison J. Pugh spent three years observing and interviewing children and their families. In Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture, Pugh teases out the complex factors that contribute to how we buy, from lunchroom conversations about Game Boys to the stark inequalities facing American children. Pugh finds that children's desires stem less from striving for status or falling victim to advertising than from their yearning to join the conversation at school or in the neighborhood. Most parents respond to children's need to belong by buying the particular goods and experiences that act as passports in children's social worlds, because they sympathize with their children's fear of being different from their peers. Even under financial constraints, families prioritize children "feeling normal". Pugh masterfully illuminates the surprising similarities in the fears and hopes of parents and children from vastly different social contexts, showing that while corporate marketing and materialism play a part in the commodification of childhood, at the heart of the matter is the desire to belong.
Start Your Own Childcare Business (Start Your Own Business)
Prentice HallDemand for safe, responsible childcare is at an all-time high, and Start Your Own Childcare Business can help you turn a genuine joy of working with children into a thriving service that meets this demand and benefits children and parents alike. Start Your Own Childcare Business offers insights on how to structure your childcare service, additional "perks" to offer parents, how to establish a fee structure, and the best way to promote your business. It also includes suggestions for creating a floor plan, designing educational and recreational activities, providing health care, and navigating the complex state and federal regulations that govern the childcare industry.
Incredible You! 10 Ways to let your greatness shine through
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Kristina TracyDr Wayne W. Dyer has taken then 10 concepts from his book for adults "10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace" and interpreted them for children, creating "Incredible You"! Wayne believes that it's never too early for children to know that they're unique and powerful beings, and they have everything they need within themselves to create happy, successful lives. With this book, parents can introduce these important ideas to their children. The ten concepts are numbered, titled and set in rhyming verse, and vibrant illustrations bring each point to life. At the end, there are questions that kids can answer to connect these ideas to their own lives, and make them realize how incredible they truly are.
Money Matters for Kids
Larry Burkett and K. Christie BowkerChildren need to be taught at a young age the importance of stewardship, but giving them financial advice that's too complex can overwhelm and discourage them. In Money Matters for Kids, financial author and teacher Larry Burkett provides fun and creative tools to help children understand and apply the biblical concept of stewardship. Contains jokes, puzzles, and other fun activities and exercises that make it easy for parents to teach children godly money management principles.
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) (Boxcar Children Mysteries)
Gertrude Chandler WarnerThe Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.
ART START Animals: How to Draw with Simple Shapes (Dover How to Draw)
Barbara Soloff LevyChildren ages 4 to 6 can create a menagerie of playful cartoon-style animals, from cuddly cats and bunnies to hippos, zebras, and bears. This simple, wordless guide features 30 four-step lessons. Appropriate shapes appear in a headline, and color highlights indicate the addition of each new shape.
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