Children of Hoarders

How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter, and Improve Your Relationship
Author: Katharine Donnelly,Fugen Neziroglu
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608824403
Category: Psychology
Page: 200
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Growing up with a hoarder can be a confusing, painful, and sometimes dangerous experience. And when it comes to finding help for a hoarder parent, many adult children find themselves taking on the exhausting role of caretaker. As the child of a hoarder, you may be wondering what resources are available to you. Written by nationally recognized obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) expert Fugen Neziroglu, a regular on the popular TLC television series, Hoarders, Children of Hoarders explores strategies for communicating with hoarder parents and outlines practical intervention skills. In addition, the book shows readers how to let go of the personal shame and guilt associated with being the child of a hoarder. Using mindfulness, acceptance, assertiveness and validation skills, this is the first book written specifically for adult children of hoarders that focuses on the interpersonal effects of hoarding. Inside, you will learn to communicate with your loved ones in a way that minimizes conflict, while still dealing with the logistical and organizational issues that arise when living with or witnessing hoarding behavior. The book also includes tips for reclaiming living space, strategies for ensuring that the health and safety of residents is not compromised by the hoarder’s living conditions, and organizational tactics for sorting through the clutter after the death of a parent who hoards. As the child of a hoarder, sometimes it can be helpful to know that you are not alone. In Children of Hoarders, you will get the support that you need to deal with your hoarder parent, and reclaim your own life in the process.

Children of Hoarders

How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter, and Improve Your Relationship
Author: Fugen A. Neziroglu,Katharine Donnelly
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781608824380
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 189
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Discusses the psychological and practical challenges of growing up with a hoarder, including health, safety, and quality-of-life issues, and offers suggestions for effectively communicating with family and navigating available resources.

The Secret Lives of Hoarders

True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter
Author: Matt Paxton,Phaedra Hise
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101514884
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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On the front lines with extreme hoarders The Secret Lives of Hoarders is much more than harrowing tales of attacking the ugliest, dirtiest, and most shocking hoarding cases in the country. It is a behind-the-scenes look at this hidden epidemic- what it means, how to recognize it before it gets out of hand, and how to deal with it. Through his work with hundreds of clients in the worst circumstances- from the giant "rat's nest" that hid more than $13,000 in cash to a vast cache of cartoon pornography to twenty-five years' worth of unopened mail-Matt Paxton has learned to understand this disorder and his clients' impulses to collect, to speak the hoarders' language, and to reach out to them with compassion and concern while avoiding criticism and judgment. Most important, he guides compulsive hoarders successfully through every step of the clean-up and healing process. The Secret Lives of Hoarders is an engrossing and sometimes unsettling look at extreme clutter but one that helps hoarders, their families, and their friends to find meaning in the chaos.

Validate Me! (How my mom's hoarding kind of messed me up.)


Author: Melissa Patton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304957748
Category: Self-Help
Page: 116
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Compulsive hoarding damages house structures, threatens safety and health, drains bank accounts, and estranges a hoarder from the rest of society. It goes way beyond just saving stuff. It goes deeper than just being a pack-rat. It is a very real disorder, and it affects more than the hoarder. In this brief memoir, Melissa shares her struggles growing up as the daughter of a hoarder, her reality TV experience and the events that followed, and her journey through the therapy she did not realize she needed. "Validate Me! (How my mom's hoarding kind of messed me up.)" opens your eyes to the most important "things" that get destroyed under the piles.

Dirty Secret

A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding
Author: Jessie Sholl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439192535
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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A fascinating look at compulsive hoarding by a woman whose mother suffers from the disease. To be the child of a compulsive hoarder is to live in a permanent state of unease. Because if my mother is one of those crazy junk-house people, then what does that make me? When her divorced mother was diagnosed with cancer, New York City writer Jessie Sholl returned to her hometown of Minneapolis to help her prepare for her upcoming surgery and get her affairs in order. While a daunting task for any adult dealing with an aging parent, it’s compounded for Sholl by one lifelong, complex, and confounding truth: her mother is a compulsive hoarder. Dirty Secret is a daughter’s powerful memoir of confronting her mother’s disorder, of searching for the normalcy that was never hers as a child, and, finally, cleaning out the clutter of her mother’s home in the hopes of salvaging the true heart of their relationship—before it’s too late. Growing up, young Jessie knew her mother wasn’t like other mothers: chronically disorganized, she might forgo picking Jessie up from kindergarten to spend the afternoon thrift store shopping. Now, tracing the downward spiral in her mother’s hoarding behavior to the death of a long-time boyfriend, she bravely wades into a pathological sea of stuff: broken appliances, moldy cowboy boots, twenty identical pairs of graying bargain-bin sneakers, abandoned arts and crafts, newspapers, magazines, a dresser drawer crammed with discarded eyeglasses, shovelfuls of junk mail . . . the things that become a hoarder’s “treasures.” With candor, wit, and not a drop of sentimentality, Jessie Sholl explores the many personal and psychological ramifications of hoarding while telling an unforgettable mother-daughter tale.

Child Behavioral and Parenting Challenges for Advanced Practice Nurses

A Reference for Front-line Health Care Providers
Author: Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826120598
Category: Medical
Page: 338
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Delivers the most comprehensive information available for APNs on dealing with child behavioral and parenting challenges Front-line nurse practitioners are increasingly required to assess, identify, manage, and refer the complex and often significant childhood behavioral challenges occurring among children and adolescents. This authoritative and comprehensive behavior management reference provides nursing health care providers and students with the evidence-based information and strategies they need to identify and appropriately intervene with such behavioral challenges and to assist parents in dealing appropriately and effectively with their child. In an accessible and easy-to-read format, the text examines the primary health care professional’s role in screening behavioral issues, identifies a great variety of problems they are likely to encounter, and educates the provider on how to assess difficult and challenging behaviors. Each problem is consistently organized to include a description; assessment: diagnosis; levels of prevention/intervention; primary, secondary, and tertiary strategies for dealing with the behavior; and additional resources. Not only does the book provide a clear indication of when and how to refer the youth to the appropriate mental health professional or other specialist, but delineates strategies for what to do while awaiting referral and how to maintain a primary care role during the psychiatric intervention process. Important legal issues are addressed along with protocols that are accepted by health care and legal agencies. The text also provides an overview of the integration of behavioral health into primary care along with EBP guidelines and parent teaching guides. Key Features: Provides APNs with the basic foundations to understand, identify, and manage significant behavioral challenges of childhood Examines the primary care health care professional’s role in working with these issues Delivers evidence-based information and strategies for assessment and intervention Provides clear indication of when and how to refer to appropriate mental health professional or other specialist Addresses protocols to follow that are accepted by the health care and legal population

Mischling

Roman
Author: Affinity Konar
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446257659
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Eine Seele in zwei Körpern – Perle und Stasia sind zwölf und unzertrennlich, als sie 1944 deportiert werden. Doktor Mengele sucht eineiige Zwillinge für seinen "Zoo". Um zu überleben, flüchten sich die Geschwister in magische Welten, schmeicheln sich sogar beim Arzt ein. Doch eines Tages, kurz vor der Befreiung, verschwindet Perle und ein unheilbarer Riss geht durch Stasia. Zusammen mit Feliks, einem weiteren Opfer Mengeles, reist sie durch die verwüsteten Landschaften Polens auf der Suche nach ihrer Schwester. In der eindringlichen Sprache eines Märchens behauptet Affinity Konars „Mischling“ noch im Abgrund des Grauens die Kraft der Fantasie, des Widerstands und der Hoffnung.

Stories from Candyland

Confections from One of Hollywood's Most Famous Wives and Mothers
Author: Candy Spelling
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429921183
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Carole Gene Marer spent her girlhood dreaming of meeting Rock Hudson, but when she finally had the chance—on her second date with her future husband, television mogul Aaron Spelling—she was so shy she hid all night in the powder room. How Candy morphed from that quiet girl into a seemingly-confident, stylish trophy wife, mistress of the largest house in Los Angeles (70,000 square feet when you count the attic) is at the heart of Stories from Candyland. The life Candy created for her family—her husband and children Tori and Randy—was fabulous, over-the-top, and often magical. So what if California Christmases don't come with snow? Let's make some on the tennis court! How do we take a cross-country family vacation with a dad who doesn't fly? By private train car, of course (with an extra for the fifty-two pieces of luggage). The kids want to dress up for Halloween? No problem, why not call in Nolan Miller to design their costumes? Candy had a hand in some of the most beloved television shows of all time (she once stopped production on "Dynasty" because Krystle Carrington's engagement ring was not spectacular enough), has entertained half of Hollywood in epic fashion, and lives an enviable life. But under all the fun and showmanship lies a more interesting character, still wrestling with some of the insecurities of her ingénue self. Oprah threw her into a major panic with a discussion of hoarding. A lifelong humming habit evolved as a unique coping mechanism. And there's nothing like being defined as, "well, you know, complicated" by your daughter on television and in her own book. Stories from Candyland sparkles with glamour and grand gestures. But it also satisfies with some more intimate Candy concerns: why being a perfect wife and mother was so important to her, how cooking and cleaning can keep the home fires burning, why collections matter, and whether dogs are better judges of people than people are. Visit Candyland in these pages and get a glimpse of a generous, glittering world revealing many of its surprising and funny secrets for the first time.

Shoe Dog

Die offizielle Biografie des NIKE-Gründers
Author: Phil Knight
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862489280
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Als junger, abenteuerlustiger Business-School-Absolvent auf der Suche nach einer Herausforderung lieh Phil Knight sich von seinem Vater 50 Dollar und gründete eine Firma mit einer klaren Mission: qualitativ hochwertige, aber preiswerte Laufschuhe aus Japan importieren. In jenem ersten Jahr, 1963, verkaufte Knight Laufschuhe aus dem Kofferraum seines Plymouth Valiant heraus und erzielte einen Umsatz von 8000 Dollar. Heute liegen die Jahresumsätze von Nike bei über 30 Milliarden Dollar. In unserem Zeitalter der Start-ups hat sich Knights Firma Nike als Maßstab aller Dinge etabliert und sein "Swoosh" ist längst mehr als nur ein Logo. Es ist ein Symbol von Geschmeidigkeit und Größe, eines der wenigen Icons, die in jedem Winkel unseres Erdballs sofort wiedererkannt werden. Aber Knight selbst, der Mann hinter dem Swoosh, ist immer ein Geheimnis geblieben. Jetzt erzählt er endlich seine Geschichte. Seine Memoiren sind überraschend, bescheiden, ungeschönt, humorvoll und handwerklich meisterhaft. Den Anfang markiert eine klassische Situation am Scheideweg. Der 24-jährige Knight bereist als Rucksacktourist Asien, Europa und Afrika, ihn bewegen die ganz großen philosophischen Fragen des Lebens. Und er entscheidet sich für einen unkonventionellen Lebensweg. Anstatt für ein großes etabliertes Unternehmen zu arbeiten, beschließt er, etwas ganz Eigenes zu schaffen – etwas, das neu, dynamisch und anders ist. En détail beschreibt Knight die vielen unberechenbaren Risiken, mit denen er sich auf seinem Weg konfrontiert sah, die niederschmetternden Rückschläge, die skrupellosen Konkurrenten, die zahllosen Zweifler und Widersacher, die abweisenden Banker, die etlichen Male, wo er knapp einer Katastrophe entging, ebenso wie seine vielen triumphalen Erfolge.

Homer & Langley

Roman
Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462302248
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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»Ein mitreißendes Meisterwerk über die berühmten Einsiedler.« Publishers Weekly Inspiriert durch eine wahre Geschichte erzählt E.L. Doctorow von den Brüdern Homer und Langley, die ihr Haus an der New Yorker Fifth Avenue mit Objekten ihrer Sammelwut vollstellen und nach und nach ihre Verbindungen zur Außenwelt kappen. Die jedoch klopft in Form von Besuchern immer wieder an die Haustür. Mit einem grandiosen Kunstgriff lässt Doctorow die Geschichte der ersten achtzig Jahre des letzten Jahrhunderts Revue passieren: berührend, witzig und einzig und allein aus der Perspektive der beiden exzentrischen Einsiedler. Homer, der Erzähler des Romans, ist blind und hochsensibel, Langley, der ältere der beiden, durch seine Erlebnisse in den Schützengräben des Ersten Weltkriegs verrückt oder zum Genie geworden. Die beiden ziehen sich in ihr Elternhaus zurück. Dort versammeln sie Bücher, Musikinstrumente, Möbel, sogar einen Ford Model T, und horten in immer größeren Stapeln sämtliche täglich gekauften Zeitungen, die Langley für sein Großprojekt – die Herstellung einer ewig aktuellen Zeitung – benötigt. Während sich die beiden immer mehr abschotten, kommt das Jahrhundert zu ihnen ins Haus: Menschen aus allen Epochen, Prostituierte, Gangster, Jazzmusiker, Polizisten, Hippies; es gibt Liebesgeschichten, politische Kämpfe und technische Errungenschaften. Aber gibt es wirklich einen Fortschritt? Oder wiederholt sich alles nur in anderer Form? Doctorow lässt die großen Fragen unserer Zivilisation auf engstem Raum zusammenschnurren und schafft damit ein großes kleines Meisterwerk.New York Times-Bestseller Platz 7

Hoarders, Doomsday Preppers, and the Culture of Apocalypse


Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137468084
Category: Social Science
Page: 78
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The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world.

Children and Animals

Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty
Author: Frank R. Ascione
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 191
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Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The variants of violence, including builying or assaults in a schoolyard, child abuse in homes, violence between adult intimate partners, community hostility in our streets and neighborhoods, and even the context of war, are now the subject of concerted research efforts. Very often, the association of these forms of violence with crueity to animals has been found. The perpetrators of such inhumane treatment are often children and adolescents. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty presents the current scientific and professional wisdom about the relation between the maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence directed toward other human beings. However, the author, Frank R. findings in language that will be understandable to parents, teachers, counselors, clergy, animal welfare professionals, foster parents, mental health professionals, youth workers, law enforcement professionals, and any one else whose work or interest crosses into the lives of children and adolescents.

Principles and Practice of Child Psychiatry


Author: Stella Chess,Mahin Hassibi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146132145X
Category: Medical
Page: 550
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Stella Chess's many admirers throughout the world have long looked forward to the day when she would produce her own textbook of child psychiatry. They will not be disappointed in this thoughtful and per ceptive account of the principles and practices of the subject, written in collaboration with Dr. Hassibi. It has all the hallmarks we have come to recognize as distinctive of the Chess approach to child psychiatry-gentle yet subtle and penetrating, always appreciative of the feelings and concerns of both the children and their parents, well informed and critically aware of research findings but far from over awed by the contributions of science, and above all immensely practi cal. Anyone who wants to know how one of the world's outstanding clinicians appraises what child psychiatry has to offer could do no bet ter than to read this book. Child psychiatry differs from general psychiatry in being con cerned with a developing organism, and it is entirely appropriate that the book begins with an account of child development and of the prin cipal theories put forward to explain it. Chess and Hassibi recognize the importance of theory in organizing ideas and in suggesting expla nations, but they remain skeptical of how far existing theories do in fact account for the outstanding issues in development. They note the limitations of all theories in explaining how development takes place and why individual differences occur in the way they do.

Das Rote Buch


Author: Carl G. Jung
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783843604673
Category:
Page: 372
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Feng Shui gegen das Gerümpel des Alltags

Richtig ausmisten - Gerümpelfrei bleiben
Author: Karen Kingston
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644524815
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Die Bibel unter den Aufräum-Ratgebern! Wer hat keine unaufgeräumten Schubkästen, Regale oder ganze Schränke voller Kram zu Hause? Wie man sich von unnötigem Ballast befreien, überflüssige Dinge wegwerfen und wieder Ordnung und Energie in sein Leben bringen kann, zeigt die weltbekannte Feng Shui-Expertin Karen Kingston in ihrem Millionenseller. Entrümpeln schafft nicht nur Ordnung in der Wohnung, sondern auch im Kopf, und so lustvoll haben Sie noch nie aufgeräumt und sich aus der Unordnung befreit. Das Original – aktualisiert und erweitert!

Bergauf mit Rückenwind

Willenskraft effizient einsetzen
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641067510
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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Innerer Schweinehund ade Die Überwindung des inneren Schweinehundes scheint fast immer nur mit eiserner Selbstbeherrschung erreichbar. Doch Kelly McGonigal zeigt, dass Willenskraft allein eine Frage des richtigen Energiemanagements ist. Mit der Einsicht in die inneren Mechanismen, durch ausreichend Regeneration, etwas Training und das Setzen von Prioritäten kann man lernen, das eigene Leben im Griff zu haben, ohne sich übermäßig anstrengen zu müssen.

Dream Hoarders

How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It
Author: Richard V. Reeves
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815729138
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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America is becoming a class-based society. It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the most important, consequential, and widening gap in American society is between the upper middle class and everyone else. Reeves defines the upper middle class as those whose incomes are in the top 20 percent of American society. Income is not the only way to measure a society, but in a market economy it is crucial because access to money generally determines who gets the best quality education, housing, health care, and other necessary goods and services. As Reeves shows, the growing separation between the upper middle class and everyone else can be seen in family structure, neighborhoods, attitudes, and lifestyle. Those at the top of the income ladder are becoming more effective at passing on their status to their children, reducing overall social mobility. The result is not just an economic divide but a fracturing of American society along class lines. Upper-middle-class children become upper-middle-class adults. These trends matter because the separation and perpetuation of the upper middle class corrode prospects for more progressive approaches to policy. Various forms of “opportunity hoarding” among the upper middle class make it harder for others to rise up to the top rung. Examples include zoning laws and schooling, occupational licensing, college application procedures, and the allocation of internships. Upper-middle-class opportunity hoarding, Reeves argues, results in a less competitive economy as well as a less open society. Inequality is inevitable and can even be good, within limits. But Reeves argues that society can take effective action to reduce opportunity hoarding and thus promote broader opportunity. This fascinating book shows how American society has become the very class-defined society that earlier Americans rebelled against—and what can be done to restore a more equitable society.

Weltmacht USA

ein Nachruf
Author: Emmanuel Todd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geopolitics
Page: 264
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Dirty Little Secrets


Author: C. J. Omololu
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802722546
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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Everyone has a secret. But Lucy's is bigger and dirtier than most. It's one she's been hiding for years-that her mom's out-of-control hoarding has turned their lives into a world of garbage and shame. She's managed to keep her home life hidden from her best friend and her crush, knowing they'd be disgusted by the truth. So, when her mom dies suddenly in their home, Lucy hesitates to call 911 because revealing their way of life would make her future unbearable-and she begins her two-day plan to set her life right. With details that are as fascinating as they are disturbing, C. J. Omololu weaves an hour-by-hour account of Lucy's desperate attempt at normalcy. Her fear and isolation are palpable as readers are pulled down a path from which there is no return, and the impact of hoarding on one teen's life will have readers completely hooked.

Magic Cleaning 2

Wie Wohnung und Seele aufgeräumt bleiben
Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644531013
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Das TIME Magazine zählt Marie Kondo zu den 100 einflussreichsten Menschen auf der Welt! In ihrem zweiten Bestseller gibt Marie Kondo, weltweit erfolgreiche Aufräumexpertin, auf klare wie charmante Weise Ratschläge, wie unsere Wohnung aufgeräumt und die Seele im Gleichgewicht bleibt. Detaillierte und illustrierte Beispiele vom optimalen Zusammenlegen der Kleidung bis zum Ordnunghalten in der Küche zeigen uns einen Alltag inmitten von Dingen, die uns guttun. Außerdem bekommt der Leser Hinweise, was man bei Rückfällen tun kann, wie man «schlampige» Familienmitglieder motiviert und wie aus unserer Wohnung mit einfachen Mitteln eine Wohlfühloase wird. Leben mit den Dingen, die man liebt. «Marie Kondo motiviert zum Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos – und macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen.» Für Sie