The Case For The Only Child

Author: Susan Newman
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757315518
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Guides parents--and future parents--through the long list of factors working for and against them while highlighting the many positive aspects of raising and being a singleton. Original.

Love And War

Author: Tom Digby
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538405
Size: 57.14 MB
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Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called "battle of the sexes" is intensified by the use of misogyny to encourage men and boys to conform to the demands of masculinity. These are among Tom Digby's fascinating insights shared in Love and War, which describes the making and manipulation of gender in militaristic societies and the sweeping consequences for men and women in their personal, romantic, sexual, and professional lives. Drawing on cross-cultural comparisons and examples from popular media, including sports culture, the rise of "gonzo" and "bangbus" pornography, and "internet trolls," Digby describes how the hatred of women and the suppression of empathy are used to define masculinity, thereby undermining relations between women and men—sometimes even to the extent of violence. Employing diverse philosophical methodologies, he identifies the cultural elements that contribute to heterosexual antagonism, such as an enduring faith in male force to solve problems, the glorification of violent men who suppress caring emotions, the devaluation of men's physical and emotional lives, an imaginary gender binary, male privilege premised on the subordination of women, and the use of misogyny to encourage masculine behavior. Digby tracks the "collateral damage" of this disabling misogyny in the lives of both men and women, but ends on a hopeful note. He ultimately finds the link between war and gender to be dissolving in many societies: war is becoming slowly de-gendered, and gender is becoming slowly de-militarized.

Marriages Families And Relationships Making Choices In A Diverse Society

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285736974
Size: 79.42 MB
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This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: making choices in a diverse society. The authors use an engaging narrative to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms. The balanced presentation discusses a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., family ecology, structure-functional, interaction-constructionist, family systems, biosocial), emphasizing both social structure and the importance of individual agency, choice, and decision-making. Students are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Help Your Child To Succeed

Author: Bill Lucas
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 9781551381794
Size: 44.44 MB
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This helpful resource offers parents a repertoire of wonderful opportunities for discovery, exploration, and just plain fun. Packed with activities, games, tips, and suggestions, this colorful book also offers advice for dealing with everyday concerns such as homework and things to do on weekends and on school holidays. Help Your Child to Succeed offers many simple and constructive ways to support a child's learning, including: becoming a child's first teacher and learning as a family; overcoming common barriers to learning; using community resources such as libraries and museums; incorporating positive techniques for motivating children; helping students with key skills in literacy and numeracy; getting the most out of what school offers. In this inviting and highly readable book, full-color illustrations of families playing and learning together complement the important activities, and suggestions and questionnaires help parents develop a better understanding of how children learn. The book shows parents how to become a productive part of their child's learning. Help Your Child to Succeed is not only a practical reference guide and a thought-provoking read, it is an ideal resource that shows families how to learn together and make a difference in a child's success in school and life.

The Essential Guide To Children S Vaccines

Author: Deborah Mitchell
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466827505
Size: 23.69 MB
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The Essential Guide to Children's Vaccines Deborah Mitchell How safe are vaccines? Which vaccines are medically necessary? Do I have any choice about scheduling my child's vaccinations? Which childhood diseases should I be concerned about? What should parents know about the new vaccines? Protect your children's health—and get the vaccines they need—safely, effectively, and confidently with this practical hands-on planner for parents.

The Essential Guide To Children And Separation

Author: Jennifer Croly
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745957692
Size: 58.98 MB
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Parents, grandparents, extended family, friends, teachers, youth workers and counsellors all need to know how to support children through the divorce process and in the years that follow. Each child will react differently, but some issues are common to all: the need to be listened to, coping with the grief that follows the destruction of the original family unit; having divided loyalties, dealing with the organisation necessary when a child has two homes; coming to terms with step-parents and step-families. This book is written with personal and professional insight, and also contains interviews with children who have gone through the adjustment process. It sheds light, brings hope and encouragement to anyone who is trying to help children through one of the most difficult of life’s experiences.

The Essential Guide To Gay And Lesbian Weddings

Author: Tess Ayers
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191518
Size: 79.75 MB
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This updated edition to the classic planner is “a chatty, humorous compendium of traditions, advice, and wedding details geared for same-sex couples” (Publishers Weekly). Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “ . . . why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings—filled with “witty, wise, and practical advice”—is for you (Library Journal). “All you need is love—and this book—to have a great wedding.” —Melissa Etheridge, musician and LGBT activist

The Essential Guide To Ocd

Author: Helen Poskitt
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745957153
Size: 63.19 MB
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This practical guide enables families, carers and friends to provide invaluable support for those with OCD. It aims to inform those living alongside OCD about the condition and to provide clear and compassionate strategies for them. With a new understanding, readers will also be able to cope better with OCD manifestations, and the commonly experienced emotions such as bewilderment, frustration and sadness will gradually disappear. This book includes interviews with those at the rock-face: relatives, friends and colleagues of those with OCD. 'The latest medical advances and effective treatments, such as CBT are explored, with insight from mental health professionals.'

Nursing In The Community An Essential Guide To Practice

Author: Sue Chilton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0340810432
Size: 31.53 MB
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Nursing in the Community: an essential guide to practice is an introductory textbook for professionals and students who have chosen a career in community health care nursing. The book gives comprehensive coverage of the full range of professional issues, such as personal safety and the environment, in addition to public health, health promotion and family health nursing. This user-friendly text provides clear guidelines on how to transfer skills from the hospital/ acute setting to the community. In addition, it fully reflects current government health, social policy, the implications for the roles and responsibilities of the community health care nurse, and aims to support a trainee/new practitioner to function safely and effectively in the full range of community settings.

The Essential Guide To Overcoming Obsessive Love

Author: Eileen Bailey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101515805
Size: 61.67 MB
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When does love become an obsession? What are the warning signs? What does it take to guard against it and prevent it from taking over one's life? A psychotherapist who specializes in this condition and a survivor of obsessive love team up to answer these questions and many others in the most current and important book on this phenomenon. With fascinating and helpful advice drawn from real-life case studies and personal experience, this expert team discusses: ? The difference between healthy love and obsessive love. ? The psychological and societal causes of obsessive love. ? Obsessive love from both the obsessor's and the obsessee's points of view. ? Proven techniques to avoid falling into the obsessive love cycle. ? Concrete steps to break the cycle.