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Muddling Through

Author : Bil Lepp
ISBN : 9781938301025
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"When I was asked to write this book it was not because I am an accredited child rearing expert. I have no degree, credentials or recognition as a child raising expert. I am a professional storyteller who occasionally tells stories about parenting. Here’s an important credential I do hold: I have won the West Virginia Liars’ Contest five times. The advice I offer, however, is honest. I have two kids who, at this writing, are eight and eleven years old. That gives me nineteen collective years in the parenting trenches. I cannot claim to be a successful parent. I’m not sure when any parent can deem their job a success. Your child’s whole life will be greatly determined by the portion they spend with you. I am offering what advice I can with the idea that I think my wife and I are doing pretty well. "I should admit that I have never before written an advice book, never read an advice book, and don’t have much intention of ever reading one. I’m not sure I’ve ever even read an instruction manual past the point where it says, 'Before attempting to operate this device you need to thoroughly read these instructions.' I just muddle through." —from the Introduction While National storyteller Bil Lepp has been known to lie in public, in his book Muddling Through he gives us some truths he has learned from being a parent and from having parents. Each lesson has a story attached which makes it not only fun reading, but memorable learning as well.
Category: Family & Relationships

Tranquility Parenting

Author : Brittany B. Polat
ISBN : 9781538112434
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 44.59 MB
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Tranquility Parenting encourages parents to find engaged contentment as they learn to stay calm, deal with problems, reduce negative emotions, and truly enjoy being with their children. Based on an ancient Greek philosophy called Stoicism, this approach to parenting can help parents and their children discover the path to flourishing.
Category: Family & Relationships

International Social Work

Author : Stefan Borrmann
ISBN : 9783847414575
Genre : Education
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The book focuses on three key issues of international social work: - on international dimensions of social problems and how social work practice can deal with these challenges, - on cultural issues social workers have to- think of when practicing, teaching an- developing social work on an international- level and finally - on aspects of international approaches in social work education. The authors are practicing and teaching social- work in several countries and their personal- and educational background allowed them to- gain a profound experience on international- social work. This makes the authors not only- writing about international perspectives but- also from an international perspective.
Category: Education

A Comprehensive Guide To Child Custody Evaluations Mental Health And Legal Perspectives

Author : Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh
ISBN : 9780387718934
Genre : Psychology
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Whether assessing general family functioning or specific areas of conflict, professionals preparing child custody evaluations require sound knowledge of three interrelated fields: up-to-date legal issues, psychological findings, and forensic procedures. This book covers these three essential areas to walk readers through the evaluation process clearly and concisely. It further provides a unique combination of legal guidelines with social science research.
Category: Psychology

Raising Kids Who Hunger For God

Author : Sheree Phillips
ISBN : 0800791819
Genre : Religion
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Practical ways for parents to nurture spiritual awareness and build character in their children.
Category: Religion

Eco Man

Author : Mark Allister
ISBN : 0813923050
Genre : Social Science
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The paradoxical role nature plays in American myth and history grows in part from the male’s reverent fascination with the wilderness and his equally strong impulse to dominate it. Many canonical literary works—think of Thoreau, Melville, Hemingway, Faulkner—look to the wild as the site for establishing a man’s selfhood. But nature is just as often subjected to his most violent displays of mastery. This tension lies at the heart of Eco-Man, which brings together two rapidly growing fields: men’s studies and ecocriticism. The two disciplines have rarely if ever touched on each other; brought together, men’s studies is freed from its typical limitation of an exclusively urban-centered perspective, while ecocriticism engages an "ecomasculine" lens through which to view the field. The book’s contents are diverse, but the contributors all challenge our idea of masculinity as merely the social code of patriarchy. By complicating our cultural notions of nature and masculinity, the volume’s twenty essays question whether we can construct a notion of manhood around ecological principles and practices—and if so, what this would look like, and how it would enrich men’s studies. The varied assembly of contributors to Eco-Man—including historians, philosophers, poets, both male and female—have all written with the general reader in mind. The result is a book as approachable as it is groundbreaking. Contributors:John Tallmadge * Gretchen Legler * Mark Allister * Scott Russell Sanders * Thomas R. Smith * Scott Slovic * Alvin Handelman * David Copland Morris * Rick Fairbanks * Cheryll Glotfelty * Barton Sutter * James Barilla * Timothy Young * O. Alan Weltzien * Julia Martin * Patrick D. Murphy * Jim Heynen * Lilace Mellin Guignard * Stephen J. Mexal * Ken Lamberton * James J. Farrell
Category: Social Science

The Promise And The Snake

Author : Robert Greer Cohn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111039579
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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God S Devotional Book For Mothers

Author : Honor Books
ISBN : 1562924095
Genre : Religion
File Size : 51.20 MB
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Honor Books presents bigger, better versions of the mega-best-selling God's Little Devotional Book Series! We have added fascinating new features throughout the books, such as New Insights into Ageless Questions, Top Ten Tips, Who's Who, Lighten Up, Do You Measure Up, FYI Book Lists, Fun Trivia and Wise Words to enhance the compelling devotional stories and reflections. Vibrant, full-colour illustrations and photos highlight the message of God's love, care and power. Each devotion is designed to reveal God's insights and encourage the reader to pursue a deeper relationship with Him.
Category: Religion

Public Policy In America

Author : Dennis J. Palumbo
ISBN : 0155003836
Genre : Political Science
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Ideal as a primary text for courses in Public Policy or as a supplementary text for courses in American Government. This text offers an innovative two-part organization. Part I details each aspect of the policy cycle, while Part II applies the policy cycle to such issues as health, welfare, crime, education, energy, and the environment.
Category: Political Science