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The witch's guide to cooking with children / by McGowan, Keith,1968-; Tanaka, Yō̄ko,ill.;
Eleven-year-old inventor Sol must recover his self-confidence if he and his eight-year-old sister, Connie, are to escape the clutches of Hansel and Gretel's witch, to whom they have been led by their new stepmother and the man they believe to be their father.
Subjects: Brothers and sisters; Witches; Self-confidence in children; Inventors; Characters and characteristics in literature; Brothers and sisters; Witches; Self-confidence; Inventors; Characters in literature;
© 2009., Henry Holt and Co.,
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Small acts of amazing courage / by Whelan, Gloria.;
In 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Grief; Self-confidence; Aunts; Independence in teenage girls; Children of military personnel; The Teens (20th century); Independence (Personal quality); British in India; Fifteen-year-old girls; Teenage girls; Grief; Self-confidence; Aunts;
© c2011., Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
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Mindful discipline : a loving approach to setting limits & raising an emotionally intelligent child / by Shapiro, Shauna L.; White, Chris,1970-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-206)."Raising happy, compassionate, and responsible children requires both love and limits. In Mindful Discipline, internationally recognized mindfulness expert Shauna Shapiro and pediatrician Chris White weave together ancient wisdom and modern science to provide new perspectives on parenting and discipline. Grounded in mindfulness and neuroscience, this pioneering book redefines discipline and outlines the five essential elements necessary for children to thrive: unconditional love, space for children to be themselves, mentorship, healthy boundaries, and mis-takes that create learning and growth opportunities. In this book, you will also discover parenting practices such as setting limits with love, working with difficult emotions, and forgiveness and compassion meditations that place discipline within a context of mindfulness. This relationship-centered approach will restore your confidence as a parent and support your children in developing emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and resilience-qualities they need for living an authentic and meaningful life"--"Kids need both love and limits in order to thrive. In Mindful Discipline, a pediatrician and an internationally recognized mindfulness expert offer parents simple yet powerful tools for raising mindful, respectful, and responsible children. Grounded in mindfulness and the latest research in neuroscience, this book will teach readers how to foster their child's emotional intelligence and self-esteem while also encouraging genuine cooperation. With simple practices, such as honoring a child's strengths, setting limits, and setting a positive example, parents can teach their child the self-discipline and resilience they will need to thrive in life"--Foreword / by Dean Ornish -- Foreword / by Christine Carter -- A discipline we can feel proud of. Introduction ; Why discipline matters ; How self-discipline develops ; Mindfulness ; The mindful discipline approach ; Relationship -- The five essential elements of mindful discipline. Unconditional love ; Space ; Mentorship ; Healthy boundaries ; Mis-takes ; The heart of maturity ; Epilogue -- Appendices. Discipline and the brain ; The basics of attachment ; Qualities and capacities of a healthy, self-disciplined individual ; The promise and perils of praise.
Subjects: Emotions in children.; Child rearing.; Parenting.;
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Princess Academy / by Hale, Shannon.;
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Subjects: Princesses; Self-confidence; Telepathy; Mountains; Schools; Princesses; Self-confidence; Telepathy; Mountains; Schools;
© 2007., Bloomsbury Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers,
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A wrinkle in time / by Haight, Adam,television producer.; O'Dell, Catherine Hand,television producer.; L'Engle, Madeleine,screenwriter.; Shilliday, Susan,screenwriter.; Harrison, John Kent,film director.; Woodard, Alfre,actor.; Nelligan, Kate,1951-actor.; Secor, Kyle,actor.; Potter, Chris,1960-actor.; Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm),publisher.;
DVD.Alfre Woodard, Kate Nelligan, Kyle Secor, Chris Potter, Alison Elliott, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Gregory Smith.Based on the Newbery Award-winning novel, 'A Wrinkle in Time' imparts positive life lessons, self-confidence, individuality, and teamwork. A magical fantasy for the whole family.
Subjects: Made-for-TV movies.; Children's films.; Science fiction films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Space and time; Brothers and sisters; Families; Time travel;
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Fearless / [electronic resource]. by Fern, Michaels.; McCulloh Barbara.;
Narrator: Barbara McCulloh.Anna Campbell is ready to take her first tentative steps back into the world after widowhood. On a singles cruise, she meets divorced professor Ryan Robertson, and the sparks between them are undeniable. Back home in West Texas, Anna and Ryan continue their romance, and Anna decides it's time for their families to meet.Anna is delighted when her daughter, Christina, hits it off with Ryan's daughter, Renée. The two girls are close in age and have lots in common. Ryan's son, Patrick, is college-bound and somewhat aloof, but Anna feels sure they'll grow closer in time. She happily accepts Ryan's proposal, confident in the bond they've formed.But the idyllic relationships Anna is hoping for is quickly thrown into doubt. Ryan and his children may not be all she thinks they are. And as the situation grows more desperate, Anna must reach deep within and draw on all her courage and self-reliance to fight for the family and home she deserves . . . -- Provided by publisher.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 237813 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Romance.;
© 2020., Recorded Books Inc.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5329713 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The child is the teacher : a life of Maria Montessori / by De Stefano, Cristina,1967-author.; Conti, Gregory,1952-translator.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-348)."A fresh, comprehensive biography of the pioneering educator and activist who changed the way we look at children's minds, from the author of Oriana Fallaci. Born in 1870 in Chiaravalle, Italy, Maria Montessori would grow up to embody almost every trait men of her era detested in the fairer sex. She was self-confident, strong-willed, and had a fiery temper at a time when women were supposed to be soft and pliable. She studied until she became a doctor at a time when female graduates in Italy provoked outright scandal. She never wanted to marry or have children--the accepted destiny for all women in her milieu of late nineteenth-century bourgeois Rome--and when she became pregnant by a colleague of hers, she gave up her son to continue pursuing her career. At around age thirty, Montessori was struck by the work being done with children from the slums of the San Lorenzo neighborhood, and realized what she wanted to do with her life: change the school, and therefore the world, through a new approach to the child's mind. In spite of the resistance she faced from all sides--scientists accused her of being too mystical, and the clergy of being too scientific--she would garner acclaim and establish the influential Montessori Method, which is now practiced throughout the world. A thorough, nuanced portrait of this often controversial woman, The Child Is the Teacher is the first biographical work on Maria Montessori written by an author who is not a member of the Montessori movement, but who has been granted access to original letters, diaries, notes, and texts written by Montessori herself, including an array of previously unpublished material"--
Subjects: Montessori, Maria, 1870-1952.; Educators; Women educators; Montessori method of education.;
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Huck's raft : a history of American childhood / by Mintz, Steven,1953-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-436) and index.Children of the covenant -- Red, white, and black in colonial America -- Sons and daughters of liberty -- Inventing the middle-class child -- Growing up in bondage -- Childhood battles of the Civil War -- Laboring children -- Save the child -- Children under the magnifying glass -- New to the promised land -- Revolt of modern youth -- Coming of age in the Great Depression -- Mobilizing children for World War II -- In pursuit of the perfect childhood -- Youthquake -- Parental panics and the reshaping of childhood -- The unfinished century of the child.Publisher description: Like Huck's raft, the experience of American childhood has been both adventurous and terrifying. For more than three centuries, adults have agonized over raising children while children have followed their own paths to development and expression. Now, Steven Mintz gives us the first comprehensive history of American childhood encompassing both the child's and the adult's tumultuous early years of life. Underscoring diversity through time and across regions, Mintz traces the transformation of children from the sinful creatures perceived by Puritans to the productive workers of nineteenth-century farms and factories, from the cosseted cherubs of the Victorian era to the confident consumers of our own. He explores their role in revolutionary upheaval, westward expansion, industrial growth, wartime mobilization, and the modern welfare state. Revealing the harsh realities of children's lives through history--the rigors of physical labor, the fear of chronic ailments, the heartbreak of premature death--he also acknowledges the freedom children once possessed to discover their world as well as themselves. Whether at work or play, at home or school, the transition from childhood to adulthood has required generations of Americans to tackle tremendously difficult challenges. Today, adults impose ever-increasing demands on the young for self-discipline, cognitive development, and academic achievement, even as the influence of the mass media and consumer culture has grown. With a nod to the past, Mintz revisits an alternative to the goal-driven realities of contemporary childhood. An odyssey of psychological self-discovery and growth, this book suggests a vision of childhood that embraces risk and freedom--like the daring adventure on Huck's raft.
Subjects: Childhood; Child rearing; Children; Jeugd.; Jeugdjaren.; Opvoeding.;
© 2004., Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,
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What girls need : [electronic resource] : How to raise bold, courageous, and resilient women. by Porges, Marisa.;
"A powerful book about how we can raise girls to become bold, ambitious women." —Adam Grant What do girls really need to succeed? Children today face an uncertain future, and parents and teachers can't fully predict what's in store for their daughter and sons. But one thing is clear: Our kids need a new set of skills to succeed. Girls, in particular, must nurture essential traits to fully flourish. Students hit the ground running today, entering a school system that carries high expectations on their way to a college application process that is more demanding than ever. After school, young women enter a competitive job market, still complicated by sexism and the possibility of harassment. But the ways we define leadership are also changing, and the women stepping into those roles are mapping new paths to inhabiting traits like grit, resilience, audacity, and self-confidence. What Girls Need shows how parents and educators can foster these critical twenty-first-century skills in our girls and help them to recognize and nurture their inherent strengths—to not just thrive but also find joy and purpose as they come of age in our ever-evolving world. As a student at the all-girls Baldwin School outside of Philadelphia, Marisa Porges grew up in a community designed to produce strong, independent women. After graduating from Harvard, she fulfilled her childhood dream of flying jets off aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy and served as a counterterrorism expert in Afghanistan and a cybersecurity advisor in the Obama White House. Then in 2016, in an unexpected move for someone whose ambitions had taken her so far from home, Porges returned to head the Baldwin School. In doing so, she saw how small moments in her early education gave her the tools she needed to excel in a "man's world." Combining compelling research, personal stories, and practical advice on timely questions, Porges delves into hot-button subjects like how to harness girls' voices and boost girls' self-esteem, and shows how little things have a big impact when nurturing vital skills like competitiveness, collaboration, empathy, and adaptability. What Girls Need empowers us to support the next generation of women so they can confidently hold their own no matter what the future has in store.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Family & Relationships.; Self-Improvement.; Sociology.;
© 2020.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=5153595 -- Click to access title on Overdrive. ;
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How to raise an adult : break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success / by Lythcott-Haims, Julie.;
"A provocative manifesto that exposes the detrimental effects of helicopter parenting and puts forth an alternative philosophy for raising self-sufficient young adults. Across a decade as Stanford University's Dean of Freshmen, Lythcott-Haims noticed a startling rise in parental involvement in students' lives. Every year, more parents were exerting control over students' academic work, extracurriculars, and career choices, often taking matters into their own hands rather than risk their child's failure or disappointment. Meanwhile, Lythcott-Haims encountered increasing numbers of students who, as a result of hyper-attentive parenting, lacked a strong sense of self and were poorly equipped to handle the demands of adult life. Alarmed--for the students, for their parents, and for society at large--she decided to fight back, with this book.In How to Raise an Adult, she draws on research, conversations with educators and employers, and her own insights as a mother and student dean to highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms children and their stressed-out parents. She identifies types of helicopter parents and, while empathizing with parents' universal worries, offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings, this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence"--"Across a decade as Stanford University's Dean of Freshmen, Lythcott-Haims noticed a startling rise in parental involvement in students' lives. Every year, more parents were exerting control over students' academic work, extracurriculars, and career choices, often taking matters into their own hands rather than risk their child's failure or disappointment. Meanwhile, Lythcott-Haims encountered increasing numbers of students who, as a result of hyper-attentive parenting, lacked a strong sense of self and were poorly equipped to handle the demands of adult life. Alarmed--for the students, for their parents, and for society at large--she decided to fight back, with this book. In How to Raise an Adult, she draws on research, conversations with educators and employers, and her own insights as a mother and student dean to highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms children and their stressed-out parents. She identifies types of helicopter parents and, while empathizing with parents' universal worries, offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings, this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 329 -339)Part 1: What we're doing now. Keeping them safe and sound ; Providing opportunity ; Being there for them ; Succumbing to the college admissions arms race ; To what end? -- Part 2: Why we must stop overparenting. Our kids lack basic life skills ; They've been psychologically harmed ; They're becoming "study drug" addicts ; We're hurting their job prospects ; Overparenting stresses us out, too ; The college admission process is broken -- Part 3: Another way. The case for another way ; Give them unstructured time ; Teach life skills ; Teach them how to think ; Prepare them for hard work ; Let them chart their own path ; Normalize struggle ; Have a wider mind-set about colleges ; Listen to them -- Part 4: Daring to parent differently. Reclaim your self ; Be the parent you want to be.
Subjects: Parenting.; Parental overprotection.; Parent and child.;
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