Parenting Without Borders

Author : Christine Gross-Loh
ISBN : 9781583335475
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 70.48 MB
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Outlines recommended parenting strategies while identifying provocative disadvantages in typical American childhoods, drawing on child-rearing strategies from a range of cultures to cover topics ranging from co-sleeping and child resilience to academic achievement and self-esteem.
Category: Family & Relationships

Parenting Without Borders

Author : Christine Gross-Loh Ph.D
ISBN : 9781101609064
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 73.53 MB
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An eye-opening guide to the world’s best parenting strategies Research reveals that American kids lag behind in academic achievement, happiness, and wellness. Christine Gross-Loh exposes culturally determined norms we have about “good parenting,” and asks, Are there parenting strategies other countries are getting right that we are not? This book takes us across the globe and examines how parents successfully foster resilience, creativity, independence, and academic excellence in their children. Illuminating the surprising ways in which culture shapes our parenting practices, Gross-Loh offers objective, research-based insight such as: Co-sleeping may promote independence in kids. “Hoverparenting” can damage a child’s resilience. Finnish children, who rank among the highest academic achievers, enjoy multiple recesses a day. Our obsession with self-esteem may limit a child’s potential.
Category: Family & Relationships

Parenting Without Borders

Author : Christine Gross-Loh
ISBN : 1583334556
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 45.58 MB
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Outlines recommended parenting strategies to address disadvantages in typical American childhoods, drawing on customs from around the world to cover such topics as co-sleeping, child resilience, academic achievement, and self-esteem.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Path

Author : Michael Puett
ISBN : 9781476777832
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 65.95 MB
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For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your “natural” abilities. Counterintuitive. Countercultural. Even revolutionary. These powerful ideas have made Professor Michael Puett's course the third most popular at Harvard University in recent years, with enrollment surging every year since it was first offered in 2006. It's clear students are drawn by a bold promise Professor Puett makes on the first day of class: “These ideas will change your life.” Now he offers his course to the world.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Growing Up Global

Author : Homa Sabet Tavangar
ISBN : 9780345506542
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 31.41 MB
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Outlines numerous activities and ideas to raise children with an awareness of an increasingly globalized world, from learning simple phrases in a variety of languages to appreciating the holiday traditions of other cultures.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Diaper Free Baby

Author : Christine Gross-Loh
ISBN : 9780061743269
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 77.46 MB
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Imagine infants free from painful diaper rash, new parenthood without thousands of dollars wasted in diapering costs, toilet training that is natural and noncoercive, and, most important, happier babies and parents As Christine Gross-Loh reveals in her progressive, enlightening book, all this is possible and more. Infants are born with the ability to communicate their need to "go," just as they communicate hunger or sleepiness. Gross-Loh, a mother of two children who were diaper-free at eighteen and fifteen months, uses the tenets of "elimination communication," or EC, to teach parents how to identify and respond to their baby or toddler's natural cues. Unlike the all-or-nothing approach of some parenting books, The Diaper-Free Baby addresses three categories of parents: full-time, part-time, and occasional EC'ers. Parents can practice EC as much or as little as fits their family and lifestyle. A support group within a book, The Diaper-Free Baby also includes inspiring testimonials throughout every chapter. Parents who have successfully practiced EC identify common struggles, share experiences and problem-solving tips, and provide encouragement for those new to the technique. Their motivational stories together with Gross-Loh's practical advice will appeal to all parents interested in a fresh alternative to traditional toilet training.
Category: Family & Relationships

Why French Children Don T Talk Back

Author : Catherine Crawford
ISBN : 1848547129
Genre : Parenting
File Size : 52.88 MB
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Catherine Crawford, a mother of two young daughters, is tired of the indulgent brand of parenting so popular in her trendy Brooklyn neighbourhood. All of the negotiating and bargaining has done scant more than to create a generation of little tyrants. After being exposed to the well-behaved, respectful children of her French friends, une lumière went on - French children don't talk back! Why French Children Don't Talk Back is a witty and insightful look at how the French manage to bring up obedient, well-adjusted kids. It occupies a pragmatic place on the book shelf and in life - an anti-Tiger Mother approach to parenting.
Category: Parenting

Free Range Kids How To Raise Safe Self Reliant Children Without Going Nuts With Worry

Author : Lenore Skenazy
ISBN : 9780470497968
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 66.49 MB
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FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy?s piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media jumped all over it. A lot of parents today, Skenazy says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child?s everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. We parents have to realize that the greatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child who never encounters choice or independence.
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One And Only

Author : Lauren Sandler
ISBN : 9781451626971
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 64.22 MB
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A funny, tough-minded case for being and having an only child, debunking the myths about only children and taking glory in the pleasures of singletons: “A swift and absorbing read…may change your mind and the national conversation” (Psychology Today). Journalist Lauren Sandler is an only child and the mother of one. After investigating what only children are really like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity, she learned a lot about herself—and a lot about our culture’s assumptions. In this heartfelt work, Sandler legitimizes a discussion about the larger societal costs of having more than one, which Jessica Grose in her review in The New Republic calls, “the vital part of the conversation that’s not being discussed in the chatter” surrounding parenting. Between the recession, the stresses of modern life, and the ecological dangers ahead, there are increasing pressures on parents to think seriously about singletons. Sandler considers the unique ways that singletons thrive, and why so many of their families are happier. One and Only examines these ideas, including what the rise of the single-child family means for our economies, our environment, and our freedom, leaving the reader “informed and sympathetic,” writes Nora Krug in the Washington Post. Through this journey, “Sandler delves deeply, thoughtfully, and often humorously into history, culture, politics, religion, race, economics, and of course, scientific research” writes Lori Gottlieb, The New York Times Book Review. “I couldn’t put it down,” says Randi Hutter Epstein in the Huffington Post. Sandler “isn’t proselytizing, she’s just stating it like it is. Seductively honest.” At the end, Sandler has quite possibly cracked the code of happiness, demonstrating that having just one may be the way to resolve our countless struggles with adulthood in the modern age.
Category: Social Science

Top Of The Class

Author : Soo Kim Abboud
ISBN : 0425205614
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 22.61 MB
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Offers a revealing study of the practices, values, and ideals that promote academic, professional, and personal success among Asian Americans, explaining how to instill a love of learning, how to get youngsters excited about school, how to guide a child's personal choices with encouraging initiative and independence, and how to help children set worthwhile long-term goals. Original.
Category: Family & Relationships