Too Young to be a Mum

Can Jess learn to be a good mummy, when she is only a child herself?

Author: Maggie Hartley

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 1409170543

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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When sixteen-year-old Jess arrives on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep with her newborn son Jimmy, she has nowhere else to go. Arriving straight from the hospital having just given birth, Jess is like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Scared, alone, and practically a child herself, she is overwhelmed with the responsibility of caring for a newborn without the support of a loving family or her beloved boyfriend. With social services threatening to take baby Jimmy into care, Jess knows that Maggie is her only chance of keeping her son. Maggie can see that Jess loves her boyfriend and wants to be a good mother to her son. Can Maggie help Jess learn to become a mum? Will the family ever be allowed to live together?

The Gift of Failure

How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Author: Jessica Lahey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062299247

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408825090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.

My Mum Tracy Beaker

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Corgi Childrens

ISBN: 9780440871521

Category:

Page: 480

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Pre-order the brand new Tracy Beaker story today! Tracy Beaker is back, and she's a mum now... Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever (even when Tracy shouts at her teachers). Tracy is fun and daring, but she also works hard to give Jess the family home she desperately wanted when growing up in the Dumping Ground. Their flat might be a bit mouldy but it's their happy home. But when Sean Godfrey -Tracy's rich new boyfriend - comes onto the scene, Jess is worried things are going to change. What if Sean wants to turn Jess's brilliant mum into a new person altogether? Sean's superstar mansion and fancy cars might have been Tracy's childhood dream, but maybe the Beakers' perfect home was right in front of them all along... My Mum Tracy Beaker is a fantastic new story, reuniting readers with a much-loved old friend. Just like old times, it's packed full of illustrations from Nick Sharratt throughout. Pre-order today and be one of the first to read Tracy's new story! Praise for Tracy Beaker: 'An appealing mix of events and reactions that are both entertaining and moving. A book that lingers in the mind long after it is put down.' (The Guardian) 'A breath of fresh air. It is entertaining yet tender but by no means sentimental when it confronts the need we all have for commitment in relationships, for trust, for love ... A real bonus is that the book genuinely celebrates the act of writing - and not by preaching, I promise.' (The School Librarian) 'Jacqueline Wilson is hugely popular with 7- 10 year olds; she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance.' (The Sunday Independent)

Positive Parenting from A to Z

Author: Karen Renshaw Joslin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307775895

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 448

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"A valuable book for the busy parent. Karen Joslin knows how to use both love and power in parenting, and presents easily understood solutions to common problems." GLENN AUSTIN, M.D., F.A.A.P. Former President, American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting expert and mother Karen Renshaw Joslin provides concrete age-specific solutions to more than 140 child misbehaviors. With this reassuring guide, alphabetically organized for easy access, you can: look up the problem and immediately pinpoint the case, learn specfically what to do, according to your child's age, know the exact words to say with actual dialogue examples, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Danish Way of Parenting

What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Sandahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992972

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 4538

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As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world. **As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more** **International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**

Born to a Changing World

Childbirth in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand

Author: Alison Clarke

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 1927131421

Category: History

Page: 312

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Emerging from diaries, letters and memoirs, the voices of this remarkable book tell a new story of life arriving amidst a turbulent world. Before the Plunket Society, before antibiotics, before ‘safe’ Caesarean sections and registered midwives, nineteenth-century birthing practice in New Zealand was typically determined by culture, not nature or the state. Alison Clarke works from the heart of this practice, presenting a history balanced in its coverage of social and medical contexts. Connecting these contexts provides new insights into the same debates on childhood – from infant feeding to maternity care – that persist today. Tracing the experiences of Māori and Pākehā birth ways, this richly illustrated story remains centered throughout on birthing women, their babies and families: this is their history.

Good @ Games

#4 The Flirting Games Series

Author: Stella Wilkinson

Publisher: Stella Wilkinson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 6157

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A return to Compass Court Boarding School, and to several of your favourite characters. Flora knows she should be over the moon to have Gabriel’s younger brother, Michael, as her new boyfriend. They are, after all, so much better suited than she and Gabriel would have been. So why isn’t she happy and why does her mind keep returning to Gabriel? Gabriel is horrified to find himself developing feelings for his brother’s girlfriend, but he had his chance with Flora and now it’s too late. Surely it’s much better this way, Flora is sweet and unspoilt, where as he is just as jaded as ever… Jessica Chase has her hands full. Determined to keep her head down at her new school and concentrate on staying out of trouble this time, she finds herself constantly distracted by her feelings for not one, not two, but three totally different boys. The Good Boy: The gorgeous geek, assigned to help Jessica catch up in class. He's clever and yet he doesn't know how handsome he is. The Bad Boy: Dark and dangerously easy to fall for, Jessica tries to steer well clear, but being constantly thrown together makes it tough to keep away from temptation. The Fantasy: After receiving an internal school email meant for someone else, Jessica starts to chat with the sender, he seems like the perfect boy, funny, smart and clearly confident, Jessica begins to wonder if he can really be so perfect or if he should stay a fantasy.

A Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testament

Or, A Dictionary and Alphabetical Index to the Bible ... : to which is Added, a Concordance to the Apocrypha; with a Compendium of the Bible and a Brief Account of Its History and Excellency

Author: Alexander Cruden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 719

View: 1445

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Arches Treasure Mystery at the Escalantes

Author: Rosemary Dunn Dalton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440104522

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 6869

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Arches Treasure Nancy Duncan and her partner, Bobbi OBrien, are on vacation in Southern Utah, perusing the giant structures of red clay and white slick rock. In the Arches National Monument, Nancy uncovers a partially buried broken chain attached to a light blue stone. It is encased by barely readable engraving and appears to be Hebrew or Arabic. Friends, Rakki Morari and Shalom Levi, help Nancy and Bobbi pursue the mystery of the stone as it leads them to historical sites, Anasazi tribal members, and connections to new and old world mythologies and practices. Mystery at the Escalantes Just when Nancy and Bobbi are unwinding from their last adventure, they find a recently slain body of a young girl and some bones that date back over fifty years. After realizing a murder has been committed, they call on Tim OBrien, Bobbis uncle and retired police officer, for protection. Coroner Quinn harbors the women and their friends, Rakki and Shalom. Taken back in time, the travels of Jessie and Josh Browning are interspersed throughout the reading, and Rakki and Shalom have a baby.

The Select London Stage

A Collection of the Most Reputed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Melodramas, Farces, and Interludes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Different Home

A New Foster Child's Story

Author: Kelly DeGarmo,John DeGarmo

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008978

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 48

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A sensitive picture book to help ease the anxieties of foster children aged 4 to 10 entering placement. In A Different Home, Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care. At first she is worried and has lots of questions. The new home is not like her old home -- she has a different bedroom, different clothes, and there's different food for breakfast. She also misses her family. When Jim and Debbie, her foster parents, answer her questions she begins to feel better and see that this different home is kind of nice. Written in simple language and fully illustrated in color, this storybook is designed to help children in care, or moving into care, to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have. Accompanied by notes for adults on how to use the story with children, it will be a useful book for foster parents and caseworkers, as well as social workers, teachers and anyone else working with children in foster care.