Description : Women past a certain age often feel like they are fading into the background of life. The nest is emptying, limitations are increasing, and fear about aging and the years ahead grow. Even women of faith can feel a waning sense of value, regardless of biblical examples of godly women yielding fruit long after their youth is gone. But despite a youth-obsessed culture, the truth is that the second half of life can often be the richest. It's time to stop dreading and start embracing the wonder of life after 40. Here, well-known women of faith from 40 to 85 tackle these anxieties head-on and upend them with humor, sass, and spiritual wisdom. These compelling and poignant first-person stories are from amazing and respected authors including: Lauren F. Winner Joni Eareckson Tada Elisa Morgan Madeleine L'Engle Kay Warren These women provide much-needed role models--not for aging gracefully but for doing so honestly, faithfully, and with eyes open to wonder and deep theology along the way. Each essay provides insight into God's perspective on these later years, reminding readers that it's possible to serve the kingdom of God and His people even better with a little extra life experience to guide you. The Wonder Years is an inspiring and unforgettable guide to making these years the most fruitful and abundant of your life.
Description : From America’s most trusted pediatric authority comes an indispensable, easy-to-use guide to helping your baby and young child flourish in the first five years of life—physically, mentally, and emotionally. The first five years of a child’s life are filled with major developmental and behavioral milestones. During this period your infant becomes an individual who has mastered a range of skills—from walking to making conversation–that prepares him or her to enter the world beyond home and family. For parents, this wondrous time provides an opportunity to help children fulfill their potential. The Wonder Years shows you how to make the most of it. Written in the same warm and accessible language that has endeared the Academy’s bestselling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 to millions of parents for over fifteen years, this doctor-approved resource features a variety of fun-filled activities, tips, and hints, and offers the most dependable, authoritative, up-to-date information on child development, including: • Ideal patterns of growth at every stage—and normal variances • Parent-child activities that help you monitor and promote your child’s development • Easy ways to create an enriching home environment • A “behind-the-scenes” look at what’s going on in your child’s developing brain • Information on aiding children with special needs–from ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities to those who are gifted • Advice on consulting specialists, including nutritionists, occupational therapists, and counselors • Tips on safety and injury prevention • How factors like birth order and gender impact development With five hundred full-color photographs and illustrations, developmental time lines, charts, and graphs, this family-friendly book is the definitive guide no parent or caregiver can afford to be without. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : Adolescence is a period full of strange and exciting happenings. Yet, due to inept handling by adults, these wonder years can be marred by unpleasant experiences that may leave scars for life. In a question- answer format this book brings the message home to everyone who interacts with adolescents - parents, teachers, doctors and other community workers - that all adolescents deserve their love and care
Description : Young teens undergo multiple changes that seem to set them apart from other students. But do middle schools actually meet their special needs? The authors describe some of the challenges and offer ways to tackle them, such as reassessing the organization of grades K-12; specifically assisting the students most in need; finding ways to prevent disciplinary problems; and helping parents understand how they can help their children learn at home.
Description : During the first five years, a child develops from a helpless infant into an individual who has mastered a wide range of skills. The Wonder Years looks at this process of development, the ideal patterns of growth, how manipulative, movement, social, and mental skills are acquired, how the personality is formed, and when bowel and bladder control is acquired. Parents need to be aware of whether their children are acquiring the skills they need to develop their full potentials-and at the optimum time. Moreover, they can provide the ideal conditions for abilities to flourish. The Wonder Years highlights normal variances, and suggests specific observations to make. It also shows, through a variety of fun-filled activities, how easy it is to promote development and to create an environment in which a child can fluorish physically, mentally, and emotionally. Finally, it enables parents to understand how certain factors affect development.
Description : " ... up-to-date information on child development, including: Ideal patterns of growth at every stage, and normal variances; Parent-child activities that help you monitor and promote your child's development; Easy ways to create an enriching home environment; A 'behind-the-scenes' look at what's going on in your child's developing brain; Information on aiding children with special needs, from ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities to those who are gifted; Advice on consulting specialists, including nutritionists, occupational therapists, and counselors; Tips on safety and injury prevention; How factors like birth order and gender impact development. With five hundred full-color photographs and illustrations, developmental time lines, charts, and graphs ..."--Publisher description.
Description : Ganesha is known and worshipped throughout the world as the god of wisdom, knowledge and new beginnings - but what about his own beginnings? Ganesha: The Wonder Years presents the early childhood adventures of the playful elephant god as he learns the paths of wisdom one day at a time .This is the perfect introduction to the Hindu religion for younger readers, a colourful and engaging story featuring one of the world's most worshipped deities.
Description : Over the Top Judaism offers criticism of scores of television episodes and films, mainly between 1980 and 2002, that highlight the beliefs and practices of Judaism, real or perceived. Author Elliot Gertel examines parallels and precedents in both media, and organizes the works topically, concluding with the most promising efforts. Chapters on classic television episodes cite interviews with writers and producers from Gertel's rare oral histories.