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We Need To Talk About Family

Author : Roberta Garrett
ISBN : 9781443899147
Genre : Social Science
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We are the first generation in recent history to not know if our children will have a better life than us. Over the past thirty years, the dream of upward mobility and stable and securely paid employment has dissipated. This collection draws together insights from the disciplines of cultural studies, literary theory, psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, social policy and sociology, in order to explore the complex and contested status of “the family” under neoliberalism. At one end of the spectrum, the intensification of work and the normalisation of long-hours working culture have undermined the time and energy available for private family life. At the other end, the fantasy of the nuclear family as a potential “haven in a heartless world” is rapidly unravelling, supplanted with a hypercompetitive, neo-traditionalist, mobile, neoliberal family seeking to capitalise on the uneven spread of resources in order to maximise the futures of its own children. As neoliberalism has always been split between socio-economic realities and the expectations of where we “should” be, we are always living with the anxiety of being left behind and the hope that the best is yet to come. The chapters in this collection signal the troubles of the neoliberal family: in particular, the gulf between the practical conditions of family life and the formation of new fantasies. The volume addresses the neoliberal family in a range of contexts: from the domestic, reproductive and bio-political regulation of family life, the representations of the neoliberal family on television and across social media, to the negotiation of family dynamics in maternal memoirs. The work provides a much-needed corrective to the critical emphasis on the macrostructures of the neoliberal world.
Category: Social Science

We Need To Talk Tough Conversations With Your Kids

Author : Richard Heyman
ISBN : 9781440520891
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Sex. Drugs. Divorce. When it's time for "the talk," many parents panic. They need a simple guide to help them - and now they have it. In this book, parenting expert Dr. Richard Heyman teaches parents how to approach kids with honesty and understanding. He answers questions like "How do I bring it up?", "What should I say?", and "How will he/she/they react?" It features practical and precise advice for specific problem topics and realistic scripts that help dictate what should and should not be said. Complete with realistic sample scripts, this go-to guide helps parents tackle tough topics with conviction and composure.
Category: Family & Relationships

We Need To Talk

Author : Dr. Linda Mintle
ISBN : 9781441222381
Genre : Psychology
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How we deal with conflict will either grow a relationship or destroy it. Experienced therapist Dr. Linda Mintle expertly leads readers through successful conflict management, resulting in more secure and peaceful relationships. Practical and approachable, We Need to Talk offers real-world advice based on solid research for marriages, parenting, extended family, ex-spouses, blended families, and friendships. Readers will learn to reverse negative relationship patterns, let go of unresolved anger, negotiate expectations, set boundaries, and even stay in relationships with unsolvable conflicts. Self-inventories, questions, and descriptions of personality styles provide hands-on tools for self-recognition and better understanding. Throughout, Dr. Mintle directs readers to their ultimate source of relational transformation: a loving God.
Category: Psychology

We Need To Talk

Author : Robert Barnes
ISBN : 9780310208051
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This is a practical book full of usable communication keys that help couples develop a closer, more vital relationship.
Category: Family & Relationships

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Author : Lionel Shriver
ISBN : 1582438870
Genre : Fiction
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That neither nature nor nurture bears exclusive responsibility for a child's character is self-evident. But generalizations about genes are likely to provide cold comfort if it's your own child who just opened fire on his feellow algebra students and whose class photograph—with its unseemly grin—is shown on the evening news coast-to-coast. If the question of who's to blame for teenage atrocity intrigues news-watching voyeurs, it tortures our narrator, Eva Khatchadourian. Two years before the opening of the novel, her son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and the much-beloved teacher who had tried to befriend him. Because his sixteenth birthday arrived two days after the killings, he received a lenient sentence and is currently in a prison for young offenders in upstate New York. In relating the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses her estranged husband, Frank, through a series of startingly direct letters. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son became, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in general—and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault? We Need To Talk About Kevin offers no at explanations for why so many white, well-to-do adolescents—whether in Pearl, Paducah, Springfield, or Littleton—have gone nihilistically off the rails while growing up in the most prosperous country in history. Instead, Lionel Shriver tells a compelling, absorbing, and resonant story with an explosive, haunting ending. She considers motherhood, marriage, family, career—while framing these horrifying tableaus of teenage carnage as metaphors for the larger tragedy of a country where everything works, nobody starves, and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.
Category: Fiction

Dear God We Need To Talk

Author : Darren Schalk
ISBN : 9781621363033
Genre : Religion
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Why is there suffering? What does God really think of me? And why does He make me work so hard? We all have questions about God. He does some things we don’t understand. He does things we don’t like. He sometimes even does things that, quite honestly, annoy us. Why does He do what He does? Doesn’t He know that we need answers? If we could just figure Him out, life--as well as faith--would be so much easier. But life and faith aren’t easy, are they? Evil invades our world. Bad things happen all around us. People die every day for the mere lack of food and water. And in the midst of it all, we’re asked by God to believe in an absolutely unbelievable story. Dear God, We Need to Talk helps you explore your toughest questions about God. Tackling everything from family issues to God’s sovereignty Darren Schalk considers what he’s been taught, applies it to everyday events you can relate to, and then filters it all through a modern but biblical worldview in a delightfully witty and honest way. Leaving you, in the end, with more confidence in God’s power, His wisdom and His direction for your life.
Category: Religion

Wir M Ssen Ber Kevin Reden

Author : Lionel Shriver
ISBN : 9783492958622
Genre : Fiction
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Kurz vor seinem sechzehnten Geburtstag richtet Kevin in der Schule ein Blutbad an. Innerhalb weniger Stunden ist das Leben seiner Familie nicht mehr, wie es war. – Lionel Shriver erzählt aus der Sicht einer Mutter, die sich auf schmerzhafte und ehrliche Weise mit Schuld und Verantwortung, mit Liebe und Verlust auseinandersetzt. Hätte sie ihr Kind mehr lieben sollen? Hätte sie das Unglück verhindern können? Ein höchst aktueller Roman von erschütternder Klarheit und stilistischer Brillanz.
Category: Fiction

We Need To Talk About Ross

Author : Ross O'Carroll-Kelly
ISBN : 9780141940519
Genre : Fiction
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Sportsman. Lover. Bon viviant. Cad. Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is many things to many people. But ten years after he lifted the Leinster Schools Senior Cup, Ireland's most beloved rogue remains one of its most misunderstood figures. His accomplishments on the rugby field - and in the bedroom - remain the stuff of legend, but the truth about him remains hidden by the accretion of myth. Now, for the first time, the lid is lifted on the enigma that is South Dublin's most eligible married man. In more than a hundred interviews with his family and friends - those who've loved him, hated him and slept with him - the first ever composite portrait of the Celtic Tiger's most famous cub emerges. From the mother who didn't want him to the father who wanted him too much, from the friends who shared his misadventures to the women who shared his bed - or, failing that, a back alley or bus shelter - this searingly honest biography fills in all the blanks in the life of the self-styled Cock of Foxrock.
Category: Fiction

Talking To Families About Mental Illness What Clinicians Need To Know

Author : Igor Galynker
ISBN : 9780393706918
Genre : Psychology
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A clinician's guide to understanding and responding to the concerns of family members whose loved one suffers from mental illness. Will he always need medication? How should I explain his illness to the children? What should I say to him to be supportive? How should I behave? A diagnosis of a mental illness can change a person forever—indeed, in some cases it can affect the rest of the life course. It can also have a deep and lasting impact on those close to them. Loving and caring, but often frustrated and at times depressed themselves, family members and caregivers have plenty of questions for the psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and other counselors or therapists who are caring for their mentally ill loved one. Here, veteran clinician Igor Galynker equips mental health professionals with everything they need to know to speak with family members compassionately and effectively, conveying treatment information and answering their questions, while also relieving their anxieties. Drawing from years of his own clinical experience, he offers tools for communicating with families about psychiatric symptoms, medications, and alternative treatment options—along with the difficult topics of stigma, denial, and suicide. He covers the ins and outs of schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and personality disorders, and outlines the course of each illness, symptoms, and implications for the client’s future and relationships. Finally, he offers advice for managing stress, succeeding at school and work, building strong romantic relationships, and planning families. Clinical case examples throughout showcase Galynker’s narratives in practice, and prepare clinicians for families’ reactions, both good and bad. Whether you are a general practitioner or psychiatric specialist, or concerned loved one, Talking to Families About Mental Illness will enhance your ability to manage a family’s difficult questions and concerns, which can ultimately transform the way they handle the patient’s diagnosis. This book provides all the tools necessary to communicate clearly and effectively, and guide patients and their families on the path to healing.
Category: Psychology

Honey We Need To Talk

Author : David E. Clarke
ISBN : 9781629989686
Genre : Religion
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Take your communication from superficial to super-intimate in order to build a healthy, lasting relationship. If a woman is in a relationship with a man, she wants to talk with him. She actually needs to talk with him. She believes—and she is correct—that if they can talk on a deeper level regularly, they will be much closer and much happier. In an intensely practical, workbook style Honey, We Need to Talk will guide you through each of these ten essential areas: Emotional intimacy Spiritual intimacy Conflict Past pain experienced with others Past pain experienced as a couple Each partner’s needs Sins and areas of weakness Finances Parenting Physical intimacy
Category: Religion