Our Kids

Our Kids
Author: Robert D. Putnam
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781476769905
Language: en
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A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

Failing Our Kids

Failing Our Kids
Author: Charles Ungerleider
Release: 2004-03
Editor: McClelland & Stewart Limited
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0771086822
Language: en
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Our public schools are in danger of collapse, and if they do, we will all pay the price Healthy public schools are essential for a healthy economy and creating informed citizens. But we are neglecting our schools in a perversely malicious way: making impossible demands on them, strangling them financially, creating trivial changes for the sake of ideology, avoiding necessary changes, and just plain ignoring them. In this forcefully argued and convincing book, education expert Charles Ungerleider makes our situation plain. Canadians have never placed a higher value on education, but if we do not do something about public schools now, we may lose the benefits that they provide and miss the opportunity to fix them. Drawing on the latest research and using examples from across the country, Ungerleider describes what's right and what's wrong about our public schools system and provides solutions for making them a lot better. He looks at the conflict between “traditional” and “progressive” approaches to education. He argues that the public school curriculum has become bloated, fragmented, and mired in trivia. He examines the effects of the changing family and the influence on children of television, the Internet, video games, and their peers. He discusses the work of teachers and teachers' unions, the changes in public school finance and governance, and the issue of accountability. And he takes on the issue of school choice and competition, where, more than anywhere else, rhetoric prevails over reason. From the Hardcover edition.

Our Rights

Our Rights
Author: Janet Wilson
Release: 2013
Editor: Kids Making a Difference
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1926920953
Language: en
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Profiles ten children around the world, from the United States to Yemen, who have taken on the role of social activist.

Loving Our Kids on Purpose

Loving Our Kids on Purpose
Author: Danny Silk
Release: 2009-12-28
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9780768496697
Language: en
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Here is a fresh look at the age-old role of parenting.Loving Our Kids on Purpose brings the principles of the Kingdom of God and revival into our strategy as parents. 2 Corinthians 3:17 tells us that Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Most parenting approaches train children to learn to accept being controlled by well meaning parents and adults. Unfortunately, God is not going to control us as we gain independence from our parents.We must learn to control ourselves.This book will teach parents to train their children to manage their freedoms and protect their important heart to heart relationships.

Lost at School

Lost at School
Author: Ross W. Greene
Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9781501101496
Language: en
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The author of The Explosive Child counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of challenged student failures. 60,000 first printing.

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill
Author: Dave Grossman,Gloria Degaetano
Release: 2014
Editor: Harmony
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780804139359
Language: en
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A retired lieutenant colonel and the founder of the Parent Coaching institute join forces to make the case that violence in media and games conditions children to take it for granted as an acceptable part of life and trains them to be successful instigators of violence. Original.

Hold On to Your Kids

Hold On to Your Kids
Author: Gordon Neufeld,Gabor Maté, MD
Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307375490
Language: en
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A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestselling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time -- peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Dr. Neufeld has dubbed this phenomenon peer orientation, which refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of behaviour. But peer orientation undermines family cohesion, poisons the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth culture. It provides a powerful explanation for schoolyard bullying and youth violence; its effects are painfully evident in the context of teenage gangs and criminal activity, in tragedies such as in Littleton, Colorado; Tabor, Alberta and Victoria, B.C. It is an escalating trend that has never been adequately described or contested until Hold On to Your Kids. Once understood, it becomes self-evident -- as do the solutions. Hold On to Your Kids will restore parenting to its natural intuitive basis and the parent-child relationship to its rightful preeminence. The concepts, principles and practical advice contained in Hold On to Your Kids will empower parents to satisfy their children’s inborn need to find direction by turning towards a source of authority, contact and warmth. Something has changed. One can sense it, one can feel it, just not find the words for it. Children are not quite the same as we remember being. They seem less likely to take their cues from adults, less inclined to please those in charge, less afraid of getting into trouble. Parenting, too, seems to have changed. Our parents seemed more confident, more certain of themselves and had more impact on us, for better or for worse. For many, parenting does not feel natural. Adults through the ages have complained about children being less respectful of their elders and more difficult to manage than preceding generations, but could it be that this time it is for real? -- from Hold On to Your Kids

We re Killing Our Kids

We re Killing Our Kids
Author: Todd Hollander
Release: 2004
Editor: Worthy Press, LLC
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0975316648
Language: en
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A Book For Everyone Who Cares About ChildrenThe CrisisThe problem of overweight children has reached an epidemic level- More than 30% of American children are overweight; at least 15% are obese- Due to poor nutrition and lack of exercise, millions more are at risk- According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, "Overweight is now the most common medical condition of childhood"- The physical, psychological, and economic consequences of this epidemic are staggeringThe SolutionThis informative, motivational, and practical book reveals:- How to objectively assess a child?s weight- The 10 leading causes of overweight children- The consequences of poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles- The myths and facts about nutrition, exercise, and weight loss- A step-by-step plan for helping children develop lifelong habits of good nutrition and physical fitnessOffered as a motivational and practical guidebook, We're Killing Our Kids enable parents, grandparents, educators, and other concerned adults to help children develop lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical fitness.

Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely to Succeed
Author: Tony Wagner,Ted Dintersmith
Release: 2015-08-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501104312
Language: en
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"Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. [The book proposes] a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today's economy"--

Give Our Kids A Real Head Start

Give Our Kids A Real Head Start
Author: Samantha W. Davis
Release: 2011-04-08
Editor: AuthorHouse
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1456756745
Language: en
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“Give Our Kids A Real Head Start” written by Samantha Davis, has just the kind of practical advice that parents everywhere need to help them give their children a “real” head start in school. It will also inspire, encourage, motivate, and cheer parents on as they work with their children at home. This book also includes 100 websites to keep your child smart and part of the proceeds collected from the sale of this book will go to Literacy, Inc. at www.literacyinc.com/donate.html

A Life Shared Meaningful Conversations with Our Kids

A Life Shared  Meaningful Conversations with Our Kids
Author: Ellen Martin
Release: 2017-11-10
Editor: Certa Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781946466273
Language: en
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The Collapse of Parenting

The Collapse of Parenting
Author: Leonard Sax
Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780465073849
Language: en
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In this New York Times bestseller, one of America's premier child psychologists offers a must-read account of the dismal state of parenting today, and a vision for how we can better prepare our children for the challenges of the adult world In The Collapse of Parenting, internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people can be traced to parents abdicating their authority. The result is children who have no standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction. Sax shows how parents must reassert their authority - by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table, and by teaching humility and perspective - to renew their relationships with their children. Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

Cheating Our Kids

Cheating Our Kids
Author: Joe Williams
Release: 2014-12-09
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781466886957
Language: en
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Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's education is compromised. He argues that increased accountability and choice are necessary, and shows how the people can take back the education system, enhancing responsibility inherent in democracy. The solution is a new brand of hardball politics that demands competence from school leaders and shifts the power away from bureaucrats and union leaders to the people who have a the greatest reason to put kids first: concerned parents. With practical steps and uplifting examples of success, Cheating Our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education is a manifesto to action.

Parent Fuel For the Fire Inside Our Kids

Parent Fuel  For the Fire Inside Our Kids
Author: Barry St. Clair
Release: 2007-02-16
Editor: Crossway
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781433519413
Language: en
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Most parents ask, "How do I help my kids turn out right?" Thisbook suggests a better question: "How do I help my kids love Jesusmore?"

How We Make Our Kids Angry

How We Make Our Kids Angry
Author: Roger Cross,Ed Stewart
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9780830833658
Language: en
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I remember one of the first times our younger daughter Amber vented her anger at me for something I did. In reality, it was something I didn't do that made her mad. She had asked me to help her with a paper she was writing for a middle school class. The paper required a lot of research, and Amber didn't know how to go about doing the research."There's nothing to it," I assured her flippantly. Then instead of showing her what she needed to do, I simply told her to get started, explaining that she would figure out how to do the research as she went along.She let out an exasperated sigh. "But Dad, I don't know how to--""Amber, just get started," I insisted with authority, "and you'll figure it out." Then I left the room.(from the introduction)When the author understood his mistake, he was able to go and talk with his daughter. As she vented, he began to understand what a capacity parents have to make their kids angry, and how he could change his approach to communicating with his children to improve their relationship. In the years since Roger Cross has been studying the things parents do that make kids angry, such as:playing favoriteshaving loose or confusing boundariesexpecting kids to fill adult roles and moreDrawing on his ministry of Youth for Christ along with a survey of one hundred students of varied ages and backgrounds, Roger Cross has created a practical, helpful book for parents who want to understand why their kids are so angry and what they need to do to change.

How We Love Our Kids

How We Love Our Kids
Author: Milan Yerkovich,Kay Yerkovich
Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: WaterBrook
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307729255
Language: en
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One small change in how you love; one big change in your kids Having problems with your kids? What if you are the problem and you just can’t see it? How We Love Our Kids offers a unique approach, to help you as a parent transform your kids by making specific changes in how you love. It’s the only book specifically for parents that reveals the unseen forces that shape every interaction with your kids. • Identify which of the five love styles you have. • Discover the surprising dynamics that shape your parenting. • Get rid of your “buttons” so your kids can’t push them. • Create a close connection with your kids that will last a lifetime. • Learn the seven gifts every child needs. Based on years of research in the area of attachment and bonding, How We Love Our Kids shows parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age. Retool your reactions and refocus on how you love. Start today. Watch your kids flourish and thrive as they receive what was missing in your love. With four self-assessments and powerful application tools to use with children of all ages.

Concussions and Our Kids

Concussions and Our Kids
Author: Robert Cantu,Mark Hyman
Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: HMH
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780547774039
Language: en
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A leading doctor “shines the light” on concussions, CTE, and keeping youth sports safe (Gregg Easterbrook, ESPN football columnist). See the movie Concussion. But first read the classic book from the acclaimed concussion doctor who’s changing how America thinks about safety in youth sports. From Washington to Quebec, from offices at the NFL to the New York Times, from the NHL players union to the soccer fields of Anytown, USA, people are talking about concussions. Long believed by experts to be a silent epidemic, concussions are fast becoming the most dominating and important issue in all of sports. At the center of this crisis—and one of the key reasons for this increased awareness—is Dr. Robert Cantu, the country’s leading expert on athletic brain trauma and a pioneer in the study of the link between concussions and progressive brain disease in athletes. He has treated thousands of patients who have experienced brain trauma, from high-profile professional athletes to peewees, including young boys and girls who play soccer, football, lacrosse, hockey, and other sports. And he is on the frontlines of groundbreaking research that is changing the way sports are played. Concussions and Our Kids is the first prescriptive book of its kind to address the issue of head trauma in sports and provide preventive solutions to protect athletes and give guidelines for the way sports can be played safely. Dr. Cantu and sports journalist Mark Hyman have crafted a book that is part manifesto, part manual, explaining to parents and coaches what head trauma is, why it has become a focus of national attention, and why some practices in youth sports must change. They also outline the measures we can take to protect our children. Readers will learn: • The signs and symptoms of a concussion • Three concussion tests parents can give at home • Concussions and what “rest” really means • How concussions improperly treated can develop into post-concussion syndrome • Why total brain trauma (not just the number of concussions) is a risk factor for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) • Why helmets are no guarantee of safety • Why concussions are prevalent in all sports, not just football and hockey Addressing what sportswriter Bill Simmons calls “the single most important issue in sports today,” this book is essential reading for parents, coaches, players, and all those interested in young athletes, their safety, and their future well-being.

What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up

What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up
Author: Maggie Hamilton
Release: 2022-02-22
Editor: Affirm Press
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781922711281
Language: en
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What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up? by bestselling author Maggie Hamilton, explains how to recognise when the child in us comes out to play, from wanting to be rescued all the time to relying on others to do the heavy lifting. With clear-eyed analysis, Hamilton provides insightful ideas and practical tools to make us less escapist and more resilient, and to better prime our kids for health, happiness and independence in this complex world.

Our Kids Eats Everything

Our Kids Eats Everything
Author: Neelanjana Singh
Release: 2015-03-20
Editor: Hachette India
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9789350099292
Language: en
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Is the dining table a perpetual battleground in your family? Do you worry about your child?s nutrition and growth, and the effects of junk-food overdose on them? Does your child, meanwhile, continue to be resolutely resistant to what you serve on the table? Whether your kid is a toddler or a teen, a finicky eater or a junk-food junkie, this enlightening guide by leading nutritionist Neelanjana Singh will help you make your child a sensible eater for life. Within these pages you?ll find invaluable information and smart tips on: ? Which foods your child actually needs to grow /[? Shopping right, reading food labels and outsmarting junk ? Nutrition-based prevention of common childhood diseases ? Age-appropriate weekly menus, including snacks, tiffin and the brain-boosting diet. Packed with 75 easy-to-prepare recipes that kids will love and the 20/20 Action Plan, a holistic approach to eating right, Our Kid Eats Everything! is your answer to making mealtimes tussle-free, tasty and, most of all, healthy. .

Keeping Our Kids Alive

Keeping Our Kids Alive
Author: Lyn O’Grady
Release: 2020-03-26
Editor: Australian Academic Press
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781925644418
Language: en
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Suicide is a confronting topic. As a parent, it may represent the greatest fear for our family. Yet, for many, there is a misguided belief that talking about suicide with young people causes further distress. Research shows otherwise — not talking about suicide can be harmful. Psychologist Lyn O’Grady has spent decades working, researching and presenting on better mental health for children, young people and families. Along the way, she has witnessed the desperate struggle with life that suicidal thoughts and feelings bring. She has also seen countless books about parenting, usually featuring simplistic recipe-type approaches that can be appealing but challenging to implement at times of crisis. So she wrote this book to explain exactly what it means to be a parent of a teenager who is struggling with suicidal thoughts and behaviours and how to help. Drawing on practical experience across a range of community settings, the lived experience of people and families who have experienced suicidality, and the latest research and theories in the field, this book helps: • to arm parents with knowledge so they can better understand what’s going on with their teenager • to provide space to reflect on their parenting and to look after themselves • to not feel alone; and • to know what to do to support their teenagers during difficult times. This book will help any parent or health worker working with families to understand how to connect and communicate with teenagers when dealing with the topic of suicide.