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Adolescence: A Guide for Parents | Harper Collins Australia : Harper Collins Australia

Adolescence has changed. Young people now enter puberty earlier (in many cases at 10 or 11 years of age) and leave home later. What's more, modern society expects children to grow up emotionally all too quickly. the good news is that the skills, knowledge and strategies parents need are clearly explained in this book. the author discuss: the three big questions in an adolescent's life: 'Am I normal?', '˜Who am I?' and '˜What is my place in the world?' the increasingly early onset of puberty, and its impact on you and your pre-teen child useful approaches for parents and teachers: what good parenting is all about, techniques for communicating well, and knowing how to handle problems before they become crises how to deal with serious issues such as depression, suicidal feelings, relationships and emerging sexuality, drugs and eating disorders parents' most frequently asked questions how to set appropriate, negotiated boundaries how to raise our children to be resilient adults and cope with difficulties in life why the key protective factor for adolescents is a sense of attachment to a significant adult in their lives, and how successful parenting is about providing young people with an environment where they feel safe, valued and listened to.

Amazing Grace for Families - Ascension Press

The word “family” brings to mind thoughts of joy, sacrifice, affection, hardship, and humor. Yet it is love that defines what it means to be a family, and it is this same love that gives a family their purpose. In bearing witness to the mystery of the love of Christ, the family becomes the “domestic sanctuary of the Church.”
Amazing Grace for Families contains 101 stories of faith, hope, and inspiration. Some are sorrowful, others are humorous, but all will inspire you and your family to grow in love for each other as you fulfill your roles in the domestic church.
In Amazing Grace for Families, you will meet:
A mother who sacrificed her own ability to walk to save the lives of her children.
A little boy named Markie who brought his family closer together after learning that he had a near-terminal disease.
A young man who, after being inspired by a PBS series, led his entire family from atheism to Christianity.
A little boy who found an early vocation by mistaking the word “pre-school” for “priest-school.”

Amazing Grace for Fathers - Ascension Press

The love of a father reflects the infinite love of God, from which all fatherly guidance, discipline, and protection flows. Amazing Grace for Fathers offers heartfelt, powerful, and inspirational stories that show how ordinary men were able to live up to their potential as fathers through the grace of God.
In this book, you will meet:
● A father who survives the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center only to face a very different, and much more personal, kind of crisis.
● A surrogate father who makes a life-changing difference in the life of a troubled boy.
● A man whose fatherhood challenges him to see Jesus in all people, even in a homeless man he encounters on the street.
● A father who provides a birthday present for his little girl after his death through a series of amazing coincidences.
● A young man who heroically saves the life of another because of the wisdom handed down to him by his father.

Amazing Grace for Mothers - Ascension Press

Amazing Grace for Mothers will lift your heart and send your spirit soaring. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all you will refresh your mothering through stories of love, inspiration, miracles, and God’s amazing grace. This collection of 101 stories will bring you the warmth and support of other women, all dedicated to the same glorious role - motherhood.
In these pages, you will meet:
A mother who hears the most beautiful word in the world - “mom” - from a son who came out of a 19-year coma just moments before.
A NFL football star whose sacrificial giving to underprivileged kids is the result of the life lessons instilled by the single mother who raised him.
A mother with a troubled pregnancy who seeks the intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”) and is answered with both roses and a miracle.
A pregnant wife with cancer whose husband exhibits heroic love after she reveals a long-hidden secret.
A mother whose fight to live after an unbelievable fishing accident is fueled by her unrelenting love for her two daughters.

Crucial Confrontations : Tools for Talking About Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

The authors of the "New York Times" bestseller "Crucial Conversations" show you how to achieve personal, team, and organizational success by healing broken promises, resolving violated expectations, and influencing bad behaviour. You can discover skills to resolve touchy, controversial, and complex issues at work and at home now available in this follow-up to the internationally popular "Crucial Conversations". It includes scripts modelling the best way to deal with confrontations.

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls

Assembling writers, advocates, and academics, this volume spotlights the sexualization and objectification of girls and women in the media, popular culture, and society. From clothing and music to magazines and toys, this collection explores today’s advertising and merchandising techniques and the effects they have on the premature portrayal of girls as sexual beings. Arguing that the sexualization of girls leads to self-destructive behaviors such as eating disorders and self-harm as well as to increased anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, this account blames corporations, the media, and the sex industry. Informative and spirited, this record will interest critics of the “pornification” movement.

"Grit" by Angela Duckworth

"In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"--

Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents, and Loss

Living With Grief: Children, Adolescents, and Loss, (2000) edited by Kenneth J. Doka, features articles by leading educators and clinicians in the field of grief and bereavement. The chapters entitled "Voices" are the writings of children and adolescents. The book includes a comprehensive resource list of national organizations and a useful bibliography of age-appropriate literature for children and adolescents.

Nonfiction Book Review: ODD GIRL OUT: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons, Author . Harcourt ...

When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.
In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

Real Wired Child by Michael Carr-Gregg - Penguin Books Australia

How can you protect your kids if you don't know where they are?
Few parents would let their children wander the streets at all hours or meet with strangers, but kids do that and more on the internet without even leaving their bedrooms.
Do you know the people your daughter chats with online every night? Is your son being cyberbullied? Have you seen the videos your kids are downloading? Michael Carr-Gregg urges parents to venture into the online world inhabited by their children and get in touch with their day-to-day lives. He explains what kids get up to, provides guidelines for family internet safety and advises how to minimise the risks without limiting your children's freedom to learn, explore and communicate online.
The internet has changed parenting forever. Carr-Gregg provides an essential guide to the online world of today's real wired children, from toddlers to teenagers.

The Reading Bug...& How You Can Help Your Child to Catch it by Paul Jennings - Penguin Books Australia

This new edition of the bestselling guide contains a supplementary chapter, plus fully updated booklists.
'No matter where they go, children lost in books will always find their way home.'
Your child deserves the best reading teacher in the world. And the one person who will read more than anyone else to help your child learn to read... is you.
In this clear and humour-filled guide, Paul Jennings cuts through the jargon and the controversies to show every parent practical and effective ways for helping their child to catch the reading bug.
This legendary children's author has spent years teaching, lecturing, writing and parenting. Now you can benefit from his advice.
In this book you will find brilliant booklists for your child - now updated and expanded, the whole reading experience explained, great cartoons and anecdotes, and a supplementary chapter on the special reading needs of boys.