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Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager

In 2003, Wendy Luttrell posed an important question: what might result if we were able to turn questions of judgement about pregnant and parenting teenagers into questions of interest about their sense of self and identity-making? This book takes up the challenge, offering a re/assemblage of what is, can be and perhaps should be known about teenage pregnancy and parenting in the context of the twenty-first century. The collection pre...

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Childhood in World History, 3rd Edition

"Freshly updated with new material, there is no better introduction to childhood in a world context. The breadth of Peter Stearns's knowledge of world history and his analytic acuity makes this an essential text for students of childhood history and for all historians who are learning to appreciate the significance of this subject to an understanding of the human past and the evolving present."

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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

If you want to separate yourself from the crowd by accomplishing important things or if you want your team/organization to accomplish important things, Deep Work has what it takes to go to the next level. A must read for our email/social media burdened world. Here are my “top 15” takeaways from deep work. If you multi task, jump to number 15. 🙂 . 1. Spend enough time in a state of frenetic shallowness and you permanently reduce your ...

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Raise Winning Kids without a Fight

And I can see I am in the minority from some of the other reviews here! But as someone with experience in Skinner's theories of behavior modification (we used ABA on my son early in his autism diagnosis), I can see how useful these ideas could be for many families. One person questioned the idea of using rewards to change behavior, saying that he/she preferred the behavior to be changed because of an intrinsic desire, and saying that...

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Brave Moms, Brave Kids

"Lee gives an honest look at a young mom's fears, worries and imperfections. Real life situations that bombard us. Yet she powerfully shares how we all can become the hero our children need so they can become the heroes this world needs. Her teaching is rich and deep in God's truth. Take your time and let your heart be transformed. Become the brave mom you want to be and leave fear behind. This is a book you will want to read again! ...

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Erschöpfte Familien

„Erschöpfte Familien“ steht für eine Innensicht auf Armut und Prekarisierung, die der These folgt, dass sozial benachteiligte Familien zwar über Ressourcen und Bewältigungsmuster verfügen, aber in unterschiedlicher Weise fähig sind, ihr Leben zu gestalten und Kinder zu fördern, um Teilhabechancen zu ermöglichen. Erschöpfung meint, dass es nachvollziehbare Gründe gibt, dies auf Grund von stetiger Überlastung nur noch eingeschränkt und...

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The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

Like so many of the other reviewers, I was a little perplexed by the disjointed organization of "What to Expect...". I was also a bit put off by the occasionally preachy tone. "Mother of All Pregnancy Books", however, is an honest, candid, approachable overview of all stages of conception. One of its greatest strengths is the early chapters entirely dedicated to conception and preparing oneself physically, emotionally, and financiall...

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Unmarried Parents' Rights (and Responsibilities), 3E

Very easy to read and understand... My son is going through custody issues and can't afford legal assistance. This book has been very insightful and has offered many very helpful tips. I ordered this book to help a friend gain custody of his child. The book helped get him the information he needed. However the book was outdated. I highly recommend this book but make sure to get updated version.

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The Crazy, Wonderful Things Kids Say

I love Dr. Tanis. He was my pediatrician and my two sons, so we are only two generations, but he has other families with three. I was so sad he retired, but this is a way to still enjoy his presence. It is a simple little book, from a truly great man. He is truly missed.

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Divorce After 50 , 3rd Edition

Today, 1 in 4 people going through a divorce are over 50. Over-50 divorces can be more financially burdensome because they usually involve alimony, retirement, health insurance, and Social Security benefits – this book covers all these issues and more. I read this book cover to cover. I should have taken notes along the way. Ms. Green touched on many points that pertain to my situation. I learned that retirement benefits will need mo...