The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee
Author: Wendy Mogel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN: 1416593063
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee Book Excerpt:

Provides parents with advice on using Jewish teachings from the Torah and Talmud to overcome struggles with raising children, nurture strengths and uniqueness, and encourage respectfulness towards their parents and others.

Self Help That Works

Self Help That Works
Author: John C. Norcross Ph.D.,Linda F. Campbell Ph.D.,John M. Grohol PsyD,John W. Santrock Ph.D.,Florin Selagea M.S.,Robert Sommer Ph.D.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN: 0199333645
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Help That Works Book Excerpt:

Self-help is big business, but alas, not always a scientific one. Self-help books, websites, and movies abound and are important sources of psychological advice for millions of Americans. But how can you sift through them to find the ones that work? Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful. Six scientist-practitioners bring careful research, expertise, and a dozen national studies to the task of choosing and recommending self-help resources. Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges. The revised edition of this award-winning book now features online self-help resources, expanded content, and new chapters focusing on autism, bullying, chronic pain, GLB issues, happiness, and nonchemical addictions. Each chapter updates the self-help resources launched since the previous edition and expands the material. The final chapters provide key strategies for consumers evaluating self-help as well as for professionals integrating self-help into treatment. All told, this updated edition of Self-Help that Works evaluates more than 2,000 self-help resources and brings together the collective wisdom of nearly 5,000 mental health professionals. Whether seeking self-help for yourself, loved ones, or patients, this is the go-to, research-based guide with the best advice on what works.

The Seven Common Sins of Parenting An Only Child

The Seven Common Sins of Parenting An Only Child
Author: Carolyn White
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-07-15
ISBN: 0787974846
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Common Sins of Parenting An Only Child Book Excerpt:

As the parent of an only child, are you frustrated because you find yourself overindulging and overcompensating? Do you treat your child like an adult, overpraise, or overprotect him? Have you expected perfection from your child yet failed to make rules and implement them consistently? If you are not a perfect parent of an only child, you are not alone. Based on the real-life experiences of Carolyn White—editor of Only Child, parent, and educator—and hundreds of interviews with only children and parents of only children, The Seven Common Sins of Parenting an Only Child celebrates the special rewards and opportunities of the single-child family and offers a practical (and often humorous) guide for overcoming the most common errors parents can make when rearing an only child.

The Blessing of a B Minus

The Blessing of a B Minus
Author: Wendy Mogel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN: 1416542043
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blessing of a B Minus Book Excerpt:

Counsel parents of teens on how to overcome anxiety and dependence in older children by drawing on a Jewish system of character refinement that focuses on developing a young person's sound judgment.

Getting to 50 50

Getting to 50 50
Author: Sharon Meers,Joanna Strober
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN: 1936740672
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting to 50 50 Book Excerpt:

Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers. They understand the challenges and rewards of two-career households. They also know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. You can have a great career, a great marriage, and be a great mother. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally—the man you married. After interviewing hundreds of parents and employers, surveying more than a thousand working mothers, and combing through the latest government and social science research, the authors have discovered that kids, husbands, and wives all reap huge benefits when couples commit to share equally as breadwinners and caregivers. Mothers work without guilt, fathers bond with their kids, and children blossom with the attention of two involved parents. The starting point? An attitude shift that puts you on the road to 50/50—plus the positive step-by-step advice in this book. From “baby boot camp” for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating a leave with the boss, this savvy book offers fresh ideas to today’s families offering encouragement, hope, and confidence to any woman who has ever questioned her choices regarding work and family.

Top Secret What 100 Brave Critics Say about the Blessing of a Skinned Knee

Top Secret  What 100 Brave Critics Say about the Blessing of a Skinned Knee
Author: Chris Kimber
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 9785458882965
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Top Secret What 100 Brave Critics Say about the Blessing of a Skinned Knee Book Excerpt:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Spiritual Boredom

Spiritual Boredom
Author: Erica Brown
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1580234054
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Boredom Book Excerpt:

What happens when our need for constant newness minimizes our interest in prayer, learning and the mysteries of nature? An intriguing look at spiritual boredom and what the absence of inspiration means to the present and future of the Jewish tradition.

Seven Days Many Voices

Seven Days  Many Voices
Author: Benjamin David
Publsiher: CCAR Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN: 0881232998
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Days Many Voices Book Excerpt:

"This collection of 42 essays spans a wide range of thinking about Creation. Midrash, biblical criticism, literature, theology, climate justice, human rights, history, and science are just some of the fields through which the Creation story is examined"--

Voice Lessons for Parents

Voice Lessons for Parents
Author: Wendy Mogel
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 1501142402
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice Lessons for Parents Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel “teaches parents the dialect needed to converse with their daughters and sons at every stage of life. It’s kind and loving, but it’s also strategic” (Chicago Tribune). Most parents are perfectly fine communicators—unless they’re talking to their children. Then, too often, their pitch rises and they come across as pleading, indignant, wounded, outraged. In tone and body language they signal, I can’t handle it when you act like a child. Dr. Wendy Mogel, “one of the most astute psychologists on the planet (Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit) saw this pattern time and again in her clinical practice. In response, she developed a remarkably effective series of “voice lessons,” which she shared with parents who were struggling with their kids. The results were immediate: a shift in vocal style led to children who were calmer, listened more attentively, and communicated with more warmth, respect, and sincerity. In Voice Lessons for Parents, Mogel elaborates on her novel clinical approach, revealing how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect through language. Drawing from sources as diverse as neuroscience, fairy tales, and anthropology, Mogel offers specific guidance for talking to children across the expanse of childhood and adolescence. She also explains the best ways to talk about your child to partners, exes, and grandparents, as well as to teachers, coaches, and caretakers. Throughout the book, Mogel addresses the distraction of digital devices—how they impact our connection with our families, and what we can do about it. “In this intelligent and useful book, Wendy Mogel explains how the tenor of your remarks may make as much difference as their content…and shows how minor adjustments may help lower the inherent tension of parent-child relationships” (Andrew Solomon, bestselling author of Far From the Tree).

Consumer Detox

Consumer Detox
Author: Revd. Mark Powley
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN: 0310597498
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Detox Book Excerpt:

Consumerism is everywhere. It shapes the way we eat, shop, rest, think, love and believe. We can’t escape it, but how can we live well in the midst of it? We are daily seduced by a 250 billion dollar marketing machine. But how often do we consider how this might influence us? The current prevailing orthodoxy is that life should be lived to the max. By contrast, Jesus modeled a life of joyful limitation – free to do; free not to do. Consumer Detox, complete with the Detox Diary in the back of the book with suggestions for each chapter, encouraging stories, and space for writing personal reflections, is for those who want to break out of a lifestyle dominated by consumerism and journey toward a richer, simpler, more generous life. Consumer Detox, written out of Mark Powley’s experience of making a change in his own life, is a three part book that will help you break out of the consumer mindset, slow down to enjoy the natural rhythms of life, and live a life of generosity. This book isn’t about living a smaller life but having a bigger vision, which can help you become everything you were made to be.

The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness

The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness
Author: Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN: 1608821730
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness Book Excerpt:

Speaking up for yourself has benefits, but it has costs, too. Many people who struggle with assertiveness are paralyzed by worries that they’ll seem mean, petty, or that they will hurt the other person’s feelings. Even though they want to speak up, they may keep their true needs and opinions to themselves because of these fears—eventually building stress, resentment, and alienation. The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness does not require that readers ignore the needs of others and focus solely on their own desires. Rather, this unique blend of cognitive behavioral therapy-based assertiveness training and Buddhist psychology helps readers practice assertiveness skills while caring deeply about the welfare of others. This book helps readers develop a form of assertiveness that emphasizes collaboration, negotiation, and compromise. It focuses on speaking up for the benefit of others and speaking up for the relationship, not just one’s own needs. In this way, readers learn to assert their needs in ways that match their compassionate value systems. This book is the ideal assertiveness guide for those who are afraid of rejection, have a deep concern for how others perceive them, often feel judged by others, or have difficulty expressing their feelings and needs. Readers learn to apply assertiveness skills in all domains of their lives, including in romantic relationships, as parents, at work, and in social settings.

The JPS Rashi Discussion Torah Commentary

The JPS Rashi Discussion Torah Commentary
Author: Sarah Levy,Steven Levy
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 0827612699
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The JPS Rashi Discussion Torah Commentary Book Excerpt:

Rashi, the medieval French rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (1040–1105), authored monumental commentaries on the Hebrew Bible and the Babylonian Talmud. With The JPS Rashi Discussion Torah Commentary, his commentary on the Torah—regarded as the most authoritative of all Torah commentaries—is finally accessible to the entire Jewish community. Steven and Sarah Levy quote from the biblical text in both Hebrew and English, highlight Rashi’s comments relating to the parashah, and delve into his perceptive moral messages in the context of twenty-first-century dilemmas. Each portion features three essays with analysis and discussion questions that draw on universal human experiences, enabling families and Shabbat study groups to deepen their understanding of Rashi and the portion over the three Sabbath meals. Readers with little or no knowledge of Hebrew, the Torah, or Jewish practice will feel comfortable diving into this discussion commentary. All Hebrew terms are defined, quoted verses contextualized, and less familiar Jewish concepts explained.

How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult
Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 1627791787
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Raise an Adult Book Excerpt:

New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Reciprocal Church

Reciprocal Church
Author: Sharon Galgay Ketcham
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN: 0830873880
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reciprocal Church Book Excerpt:

The church faces an unprecedented loss of rising generations. Young adults who were active and engaged in the local church are leaving the community behind after high school. What can we do? Sharon Galgay Ketcham reflects theologically on the church community and its role in forming faith, offering values and practices that can shape a community into a place where faith will flourish in those both young and old.

A Man s Responsibility

A Man s Responsibility
Author: Joseph B. Meszler
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1580234356
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Man s Responsibility Book Excerpt:

A provocative look at the ideals that define what it means to be a Jewish man. Shows how a new generation of Jewish men can grow spiritually and strengthen the intangible bonds of family, love, duty and truth which ultimately lead to God.

Castles and Catch

Castles and Catch
Author: Ilana Grinblat
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-06-15
ISBN: 1504911539
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Castles and Catch Book Excerpt:

As adults, we instruct our children in many life skills—how to catch a ball, ride a bike, and read a book. Yet children have a special spark to them. How can we catch their outlook? Ilana Grinblat shows us how by revealing the spiritual insights that children teach us: — How a roller coaster ride becomes a lesson in overcoming fear and embracing joy —When baking cookies demonstrates how to grapple with failure and redefine success — What we learn from children’s tough questions about death, sex, God, and growing up In this enchanting memoir, Grinblat shares personal stories interwoven with biblical narratives. Through these reflections, she grapples honestly with the struggles of raising children and how to cherish the extraordinary nature of ordinary moments. Castles and Catch leads us on a personal journey to discover the wonder within the everyday. “Looking for wisdom, heart, and resilience? Rabbi Ilana Grinblat offers a steady supply, all through the words and deeds of her children, her own keen insights as a mother whose soul has been seasoned with the insights of Jewish tradition and scripture. Join her on this rewarding journey of faith, of feeling, and of love!” —Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL, author of God of Becoming and Relationship “With a rabbi’s soul and a writer’s eye, Ilana Grinblat shows us the intimate moments others overlook: the holiness of a family hike, the sanctity of ice skating lessons, the sacredness of a pancake breakfast. Discovering Torah in daily life and daily life in Torah, she will help you to do the same, making both more meaningful and poignant.” —Tom Fields-Meyer, author of Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son

Bless This Mess

Bless This Mess
Author: Rev. Molly Baskette,Ellen O'Donnell, PhD
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 1984824139
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bless This Mess Book Excerpt:

A witty, compelling guide to raising open-minded and morally grounded kids in these crazy times, with an approach that’s rooted in science, psychology, and faith “Groundbreaking, profound, frank and friendly.”—Wendy Mogel, PhD, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL When Rev. Molly Baskette and Dr. Ellen O’Donnell first met, they were both new mothers seeking parenting wisdom. They read a lot of books on the topic, but none of them contained practical suggestions that would help their families psychologically and spiritually while maintaining their progressive values: How do we teach the art of forgiving and serving others? How do we raise kids who are tolerant, curious, and honorable? And what about the sex talk? Taking matters into their own hands, Baskette and O’Donnell began creating actionable steps addressing these questions and more. This book is the fruit of their many conversations begun long ago during the daycare carpool, from angsty moments to hallelujahs. In Bless This Mess, readers will gain constructive tools as they learn how to talk to their children about social justice, money, God, ethics, bullying, disabilities, sexuality, and their bodies. Parents will also glean insights on how to serve others with joy, give generously and gratefully, and—perhaps most important—learn how to stop being so afraid all the damn time, even while raising kids in an increasingly chaotic and often scary world. With real-life examples, relatable personal stories, and strategies tailored to the toddler, preteen, or teenager, Bless This Mess guides parents of children at all stages of their development.

Raising Children Who Soar

Raising Children Who Soar
Author: Susan Davis,Nancy Eppler-Wolff
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2009-08-28
ISBN: 0807771325
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising Children Who Soar Book Excerpt:

How can we keep children safe in an uncertain world, but also raise them to be confident in taking the healthy, emotional risks necessary to succeed in life? The authors of this unique book--two clinical psychologists, who are also mothers--provide essential guidance for parents and teachers. They explain, step-by-step, how to help children become successful risk-takers: ready to leap at life's opportunities and triumph over setbacks along the way. With stories based on the diverse families from their practice--from parents afraid to let their rambunctious daughter out of sight, to those who fear their shy son may lose opportunities to connect at home and school--they offer real-world scenarios with realistic solutions. Readers will find helpful checklists, self-reflection exercises, and other resources in this authoritative book.

Pride and Joy

Pride and Joy
Author: Kenneth Barish Ph.D.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-05-28
ISBN: 0199976376
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pride and Joy Book Excerpt:

Pride and Joy is a different kind of parenting book. In Pride and Joy, child psychologist Kenneth Barish brings together the best of recent advances in clinical and neuroscience research with the author's three decades of experience working with children and families. He shows how a deeper appreciation of our children's emotions offers parents a new understanding of their children's development and better solutions to the problems in their lives. Barish offers advice to parents on how we can restore more joyfulness and pride in our relationships with our children and how we can help children bounce back from disappointment and defeat. He shows how we can repair family relationships that have been damaged by frequent anger and resentment and how we can preserve our children's idealism and their concern for others--how we can raise children who feel good about themselves and also care about the needs and feelings of others. Barish also offers advice on how to solve problems of daily family life--establishing rules and limits, doing homework and going to sleep, winning and losing at games, our children's reluctance to talk to us, their tantrums and lack of motivation, and their addiction to television and video games. He presents down-to-earth recommendations for solving these common family problems--problems that too often erode the joyfulness of our children and our pleasure in being parents. Pride and Joy is both informative and highly practical, and a balanced answer to the extreme methods that too often dominate parenting debates. Few parenting books address the central issues of concern to today's parents while also offering parents as much day-to-day advice.

Happy Campers

Happy Campers
Author: Audrey Monke
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 154608178X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happy Campers Book Excerpt:

Audrey "Sunshine" Monke, mother of five and camp owner-director, shares nine powerful parenting techniques-inspired by the research-based practices of summer camp-to help kids thrive and families become closer. Research has proven that kids are happier and gain essential social and emotional skills at camp. A recognized parenting expert, Audrey Monke distills what she's learned from thousands of interactions with campers, camp counselors, and parents, and from her research in positive psychology, to offer intentional strategies parents can use to foster the benefits of camp at home. Our screen-obsessed, competitive society makes it harder than ever to raise happy, thriving kids. But there are tried-and-true methods that can help. Instead of rearing a generation of children who are overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and who struggle to become independent, responsible adults, parents can create a culture that promotes the growth of important character traits and the social skills kids need for meaningful, successful lives. Thousands of parents attest to the "magical" benefits of summer camp for their kids, noting their children return more joyful, positive, confident, and resilient after just a few weeks. But you can learn exactly what it takes to promote these benefits at home. Complete with specific ideas to implement the most effective summer camp secrets, Happy Campers is a one of a kind resource for raising happy, socially intelligent, successful kids.