Always the Children

A Nurse's Story of Home and War
Author: Anne Watts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857208268
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 3716
Anne Watts grew up in a small village in north Wales in the 1940s. Inspired by school geography lessons that told of far-off lands, she broke out of the conventional options open to women in post-war Britain, defying her Merchant Navy father's dated views. She trained as a nurse and midwife, joined the Save the Children Fund, and was posted to Vietnam in 1967. One of only three British nurses in the region, Anne was faced with a vision of hell that her training at Manchester's Royal Infirmary had barely prepared her for. Thrown in at the deep end, she witnessed the random cruelty of warfare, nursing injured and orphaned children and caring for wounded and dying servicemen. She went on to take her skills to the victims of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, to Lebanon during the Israeli occupation, and Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. Over some forty-five years Anne has brought her courage and compassion to those most in need of help. Woven into this vivid, compelling memoir is perhaps the most moving story of all - how Anne's idyllic childhood was shattered by a shocking family tragedy when she was 10 years old. A tragedy that was to shape her destiny.

Always in My Heart: A Workbook for Grieving Children

Author: Clementina Chery
ISBN: 0979897009
Page: N.A
View: 3297

Suffer the Little Children

An Insiders View of the Workings of Early Childcare Facilities in New Zealand That Will Get You Nearer to the Truth Than Ever Before.
Author: David Smith Diploma ECE
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493192507
Category: Reference
Page: 362
View: 9103
To make informed choices, you need information. This book will open up the world of early childhood education and give you that knowledge. Everything is under the microscope for you to ponder. Join me as I try to inform, challenge, question and make suggestions based on thirty years’ experience. Let me take you through the options, and learn about the importance of physical space in creating healthy, happy children. Learn as I have done about the logistics of providing Quality care. Ask as I have asked ‘where to from here’. David Smith Dip.ECENZ

How Homophobia Hurts Children

Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community
Author: Jean M Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317766407
Category: Education
Page: 238
View: 411
Homophobia hurts kids. Explore ways to minimize that trauma! This book illustrates the ways that children growing up to be gay are harmed by homophobia before anyone, including themselves, even knows they are gay. This compelling and sympathetic volume describes many simple ways that these children can be helped to understand that they can grow up to lead normal lives, with hopes and dreams for their futures. How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community brings home the voices of these children. They describe their experiences to show how they came to the frightening recognition that they are part of a group held in disregard by the rest of society, even sometimes by their own families. Dr. Jean M. Baker, the author of How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community is a clinical psychologist and the mother of two gay sons. In this book she shares her experience as both psychologist and mother to show how the myths and fallacies about homosexuality have influenced parents, schools, churches, and lawmakers to send children the cruel message that if they are gay, they are not normal and will not be able to lead normal lives. In this unique volume you'll find: a chapter on identity development, following the Eriksonian model interviews with high school students who are self-identified as gay firsthand descriptions of the harassment and victimization of those perceived as gay in schools research on how victimization at school affects gay youths a discussion of the relatively new phenomenon of gay/straight alliances (gay support groups or clubs) a chapter on transgender identity with interviews with four transsexual persons who describe their personal childhood experiences and their transition process The focus of How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community, centering on the social and familial experiences of children who will grow up to be gay but have not yet come to that realization, is unique. But beyond that, this book also explains how homophobia affects the attitudes of non-gay children by leading them to believe that it is acceptable to mistreat homosexuals. Finally, specific suggestions are made for changes in parenting and changes in school/classroom practices that could help prevent the harm that is inflicted upon so many of our gay children. Everyone who comes in contact with children on their way to becoming gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender adults needs to read this book!

Children who are Not Yet Peaceful

Preventing Exclusion in the Early Elementary Classroom
Author: Donna Bryant Goertz
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 1583940324
Category: Education
Page: 245
View: 2312
Master Montessori teacher, Donna Bryant Goertz, teaches children compassion, generosity, cooperation, and collaboration by letting life be the curriculum. These stories show how they slowly learn to work and play with each other peacefully.

Children's Perceptions of Learning with Trainee Teachers

Author: Hilary Cooper,Rob Hyland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134605404
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 3916
This book is unique as it focuses on pupils' perceptions of their learning with trainee teachers in primary schools. It aims to raise trainee teachers' awareness of the importance of considering pupils' perceptions in evaluating their teaching and provides frameworks for doing so. It enables teachers to make links between theory, research and practice as part of their on-going development. The text includes: *interviews with primary pupils *examples of new teaching approaches *case studies offering pupil insights into curriculum subjects *chapter summaries giving suggestions for teaching strategies, discussions with mentors and tutors and further reading

Child Psychotherapy

Integrating Developmental Theory Into Clinical Practice
Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106730
Category: Psychology
Page: 293
View: 5483

The Children of the Republic

Author: N.A
Publisher: Usman Aliyu
ISBN: 9780887792
Page: N.A
View: 8551

When the Valley's White with Snow

Author: Anna Dee
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
ISBN: 190844780X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
View: 4781
The title is from the song 'Danny Boy' which runs throughout the book. It is an autobiographical novel depicting life in an Orphanage as a child, leaving at eight years, and growing up in the 50s to 60s eras. It involves explicit sex, violence, abuse, attempted murder, and adultery resulting in falling in love. My violent husband caused us to hide our feelings for each other, until Ken unable to hold back his emotions any longer courageously stood up and sang 'Danny Boy' in public, using the words, to declare his love openly for me. (My husband Kevin was a few feet away).

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings

A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties
Author: Ann Frost,Jane Fain,Sian Templeton,Eleanor Durrant,Kim Golding
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006762
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
View: 5088
For preschool children with emotional difficulties arising from difficulties in attachment, standard observations used in early years settings are not always helpful in identifying their problems and providing guidance on how they can be helped. Combining an accessible introduction to attachment and child development with a child observation tool for identifying behaviour, and the emotional needs underlying this behaviour, this book enables early years professionals to identify problems and provide appropriate support. 'Case study' boxes help to illustrate typical patterns of attachment, and all aspects of behaviour are covered including play, interaction with peers, neediness, and aggression. A range of handouts and activities is included, and guidance provided on how to work within professional boundaries. Written in clear, concise language, Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool aims to equip the reader with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and support children's emotional and social difficulties. Suitable for use with children aged 2 – 5, this guide will be an invaluable resource for early years professionals, as well as for use by clinicians, teachers and learning support staff.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Case Management
Author: Marilyn Strachan Peterson,Michael Durfee,Kevin Coulter
Publisher: Volcano Press
ISBN: 9781884244216
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 370
View: 9517
This book written for multidisciplinary child protection teams and presents guidelines for identification, assessment and case management on various forms of child maltreatment.

The SAGE Handbook of Child Research

Author: Gary B Melton,Asher Ben-Arieh,Judith Cashmore,Gail S. Goodman,Natalie K. Worley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446294765
Category: Reference
Page: 672
View: 7011
"It is refreshing to see a book such as this which is both broad in its conceptualization of the field of child research and deep in its focus. The volume's editors are paragons of awareness when it comes to the need for interdisciplinary research and theory to illuminate the lives and experience of children." - James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago "Covers a satisfying and unprecedentedly wide range of research relating to childhood. The contributors include many eminent international scholars of childhood, making the book a valuable resource for child researchers. Child advocates will also find the book to be invaluable in their efforts to improve children’s well-being, and to change policies and practices for the better." - Anne Smith, University of Otago "A really scintillating collection that will provide a lasting perspective on child studies - stimulating and comprehensive!" - Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York In keeping with global changes in children's social and legal status, this Handbook includes examination of children as family members, friends, learners, consumers, people of faith, and participants in law and politics. The contributors also discuss the methodological and ethical requirements for research that occurs in natural settings and that enables children themselves to describe their perspective. The book is divided into three parts: Part I: Setting-Specific Issues in Child Research Part II: Population-Specific Issues in Child Research Part III: Methods in Research on Children and Childhood

Real Talk: Ten Parenting Strategies to Raise Confident Successful Children

Author: Kumari V. Ghafoor-Davis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465390677
Category: Self-Help
Page: 133
View: 4945
The definition of parenting and childrearing according to the dictionary says the experiences, skills, qualities, and responsibilities involved in being a parent and in teaching and caring for a child. This is a very basic description considering all that is entailed in raising children. The fact that children do not come with instructions leaves parents to figure out what is best for their child. Many times parents use the experiences they had as children, good or bad, as a guide to raise their own

Children and Childhood in American Religions

Author: Don S. Browning,Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813546957
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 3286
Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics: How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition The impact of modernity on Hinduism Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.

Babies and Young Children

Author: Marian Beaver
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748773473
Category: Education
Page: 377
View: 8109
Provides comprehensive coverage of the mandatory and optional units of the NVQ 2 specification. This book references performance criteria throughout, enabling students to see which activities they are covering at any time. It is endorsed by City and Guilds.

The Glassblower's Children

Author: Maria Gripe
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177452
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
View: 9963
By the Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Children’s Literature Albert the Glassblower and Sofia are the loving parents of little Klas and Klara. Albert makes the most beautiful glass bowls and vases (unfortunately they are so impractical that no one will buy them), while Sofia supports the family by working in the fields. Every year Albert goes to the fair to try to sell his wares, and sometimes Sofia and the children go too. At the fair the family meets Flutter Mildweather, a weaver of magical rugs that foretell the future, and Klas and Klara come the attention of the splendid Lord and Lady of All Wishes Town, who have everything they want except for one thing: children. Full of curious and vivid characters—like the one-eyed raven Wise Wit, who can only see the bright side of life, and the monstrous governess Nana, whose piercing song can shatter glass—The Glassblower’s Children also ponders such serious matters as what it means to find meaningful work and the difference between what you want and what you need. In The Glassblower’s Children Maria Gripe has drawn on fairy tales and Norse myths to tell a thrilling story with a very modern sensibility.

I'll Always Be with You

Author: Robert D. Spahr
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465321217
Category: Drama
Page: 60
View: 8647
This is a heart warming story of the bond between a mother and her son. It speaks of the unconditional love he had for his mother as a little boy. It shows how a mothers love for her son helped her through a trying marriage and the tragic loss of both her parents. It shares with you the most secret thoughts of a son living each day so thankful for the values she has given him. This is a story of a mom keeping a promise she made to her little boy leaving her for the first time, and keeping that promise long after she passed away. Relive his final moments with his mom, their goodbye and the loving tribute he paid to her at her funeral. Ill always be with you will make you laugh and make you cry. It will touch upon some of the very thoughts we all have when thinking of our parents, but feel uncomfortable to talk about. It will talk of how she sends signs even until today and how promises she made in her final days have come true long after she has passed away. Finally, when you have finished the book, read how her son deals with the depression that follows a tragic loss without medication.

Adult Children Don't Come With Instructions

A Pocket Guide To Learning New Roles
Author: Dennis Pezzato,Pezzato
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780805966718
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 48
View: 1571

Always the Fat Kid

The Truth About the Enduring Effects of Childhood Obesity
Author: Jacob Warren,K. Bryant Smalley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137324198
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 5160
Childhood obesity in the United States has tripled in a generation. But while debates continue over the content of school lunches and the dangers of fast food, we are just beginning to recognize the full extent of the long-term physical, psychological, and social problems that overweight children will endure throughout their lives. Most dramatically, children today have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, something never before seen in the course of human history. They will face more chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes that will further burden our healthcare system. Here, authors Jacob Warren and K. Bryant Smalley examine the full effects of childhood obesity and offer the provocative message that being overweight in youth is not a disease but the result of poor lifestyle choices. Theirs is a clarion call for parents to have "the talk" with their kids, which medical professionals say is a harder topic to address than sex or drugs. Urgent, timely, and authoritative, Always the Fat Kid delivers a message our society can no longer ignore.

Taming Aggression in Your Child: How to Avoid Raising Bullies, Delinquents, or Trouble-Makers

How to Avoid Raising Bullies, Delinquents, or Trouble-Makers
Author: Henri Parens
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765708981
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 6095
Taming Aggression in Your Child: How to Avoid Raising Bullies, Delinquents, or Trouble-Makers is a guide to preventing children from developing aggressive behaviors from birth through adolescence. Hostile destructive kids become hostile destructive adults and often create serious problems for society, and Dr. Henri Parens argues that effective parenting can help prevent aggressive behaviors like bullying, delinquency, and even criminal behavior from developing. Parens explains to caregivers and educators what causes aggression to develop in children and how it affects them as they grow, differentiates between compliance (the goal of effective parenting) and obedience (an often mis-used term, signifying an unquestioning yielding to authority), and explains how to achieve compliance in children through effective limit-setting, discipline, and punishment. He also demonstrates how to help children learn to express hostility in acceptable ways, how to handle temper tantrums in growth-promoting ways, and how to optimize the parent-child relationship in order to minimize the development of aggression in children. Offering concrete strategies for dealing with aggression, Taming Aggression in Your Child is a must read for all parents, whether you are frustrated by your toddler’s temper tantrums or worry that your older child is bullying siblings or classmates.