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Our Kids

Author : Robert D. Putnam
ISBN : 9781476769912
Genre : History
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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).

Take Back Your Kids

Author : William J. Doherty
ISBN : 189373207X
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 82. 96 MB
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With "Take Back Your Kids, " Doherty offers parents a guide on how to be both sensitive and in charge.

Loving Our Kids On Purpose

Author : Danny Silk
ISBN : 9780768496697
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 22. 10 MB
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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.

Germ Proof Your Kids

Author : Harley A. Rotbart
ISBN : 9781555814274
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Combines the latest scientific findings on disease prevention and treatment with practical advice on keeping children germ-free, providing tips on personal, household, and community hygiene for preventing infections and diseases.

Don T Should On Your Kid

Author : Rob Bell
ISBN : 0989918416
Genre :
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Youth athletics became professionalized. It became trophies over toughness, product over process, talent over tenacity, and winning over development. The death of backyard basketball and the slow fade of true open gyms gave way to structure, organization, and over-parented involvement. This book is to help build your child's mental toughness--the skill that will transfer into real life and go beyond their playing days.

Are My Kids On Track

Author : Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP
ISBN : 9781441230799
Genre : Religion
File Size : 68. 72 MB
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Tools for Identifying and Developing Spiritual, Social, and Emotional Growth From birth to adulthood, our children's physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? After all, how our children develop emotionally, socially, and spiritually will determine who they become as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends and co-workers. Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way. Filled with decades of experience from three practicing counselors, speakers, and writers, this book provides you with valuable, current research and user-friendly, hands-on practices to make supporting your kids' soul development a seamless part of family life. Don't just raise smart kids--raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.

Concussions And Our Kids

Author : Robert C. Cantu
ISBN : 9780547773940
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 35. 66 MB
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An expert on the head trauma crisis in sports provides a guide to concussions in youth sports -- what they are, how to treat them and how to protect young athletes. 30,000 first printing.

The Schools Our Children Deserve

Author : Alfie Kohn
ISBN : 0618083456
Genre : Education
File Size : 84. 32 MB
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Arguing against the "tougher standards" rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint.

The Chicken Problem

Author : Jennifer Oxley
ISBN : 9780375869891
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When someone leaves the chicken coop open and 100 chickens escape, Peg and Cat use their math skills to solve the problem.

101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home

Author : David Bordon
ISBN : 0446554545
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 59. 66 MB
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Ever wished you could keep your kids away from the TV for an hour, let alone a full day? For anyone looking to make fun, lifelong memories with their family comes 101 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOUR KIDS LEAVE HOME. Seasoned parents know that the days are long, but the time is short. It can be tough to come up with ways to make lasting memories, but now you don't have to! David Bordon and Tom Winters have collected 101 original ideas to inspire parents with kids of all ages to step out of their daily routine and spend precious time together as a family. From creative concepts such as opening a snow cone stand to service projects like volunteering in a soup kitchen, some suggestions are fun, some challenging, and others practical--but every page is jam-packed with advice designed to help parents prepare their children for life out in the world, while making sure that every moment counts.

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