The book explains how parents can teach their children social observing skills at an early stage in their development and identify: Where their child is on the social skills ladder; How to set goals to fill in those gaps; How and when to ...
Author: Shonna Tuck
Publisher: Woodbine House Incorporated, U.S
Children who struggle to make friends easily, including many kids with autism, ADHD, anxiety, language delays, or behavior issuesfind themselves perpetually on the sidelines, in timeout, or ignored by their peers in school and on the playground. The good news is that there is much parents can do to encourage and improve their child's social skills development. In the new book Getting from Me to We, parents learn about the common root causes of these issues, which take hold at a very young age, and the foundational social skills that are necessary to form connections and friendships in childhood. To begin the process parents need to: Identify where their child is on the social skills ladder Set goals to fill in those gaps Support their child during play Identify play behaviors that hinder or help Model good social skills and cues Getting From Me to We is written by a speech-language pathologist with twenty ears of experience working with socially at-risk kids. She includes helpful profiles of children illustrating a wide variety of characteristics and behaviors that lead to social isolation, along with effective, well-designed activities that encourage joint attention, eye contact, and social interaction. Using these methods, kids improve their social I.Q. and begin to develop connections and bonds with their peers
You may not find the person of your dreams, but you will help people young and old go beyond theirs. This book will open your eyes and change the way you look at life.
Author: Craig Kielburger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change; with stories drawn from over a decade of their experience as international change-makers, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out. Me to We is an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and redefine the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring meaning, happiness, and success in our lives, and makes these elusive goals attainable at last. After you've absorbed the ideas presented in this book, your life may not end up as you had envisioned. You may not acquire a house on a beach in the Caymans, but you may find your toes grounded in the sand. You may not see an enormous change in your social life, but in your life you may very well see enormous social change. You may not find the person of your dreams, but you will help people young and old go beyond theirs. This book will open your eyes and change the way you look at life. Treat it as an invitation: an invitation to discover the power of the Me to We philosophy and to join the growing community of people around the world who are embracing this way of life.
For Canadians who want to begin leading a more socially conscious life or who want to do an even better job leading the one they do, this is an indispensable guide - full of lists, websites, books, magazines and community organizations and ...
Author: Craig Kielburger
Publisher: Greystone/Me to We
After fifteen years travelling the country and advocating for social justice, Craig and Marc Kielburger became inspired to give you the practical tools to make a world-changing, but not life-changing, action every day. The result is a beautifully designed, extensively researched and engaging book—just for Canadians. Laid out with dynamic illustrations and clear, everyday tips, Living Me to We provides easy steps for anyone who wants to lead a more socially conscious lifestyle or who’s had even the slightest urge to start. Here are facts and best practices for how to recycle your cell phone, conserve water and energy, make ethical investments, seek out carbon-friendly vacations, and get involved in the community. Through interviews of Canadians across the country, you’ll meet the people in your community who are taking small steps to a better world. You’ll also get to know a new side of famous Canadians, such as Margaret Atwood, Rick Hansen, and George Stroumboulopoulos, as they recount their personal tales of lighter living. Finally, a resource guide lists websites, books, magazines, and city-specific stores and organizations to start your own movement.
“Why didn't Pooja inform me before. What if they force me to drink? And what
about Mumma pappa? They will kill me if they come to know about boys coming
here. How will I manage if they get stoned?” A sweat formed on Aashka's
Author: Meghna Doshi
Publisher: Notion Press
My only Dream Aashka has never expected that one fight with her authoritative parents to study away in another city will lead her to fulfill several naive dreams. My only Desire Kartik can achieve anything he wants, but his sole goal is to find solace away from his parents. When the unworldly yet strong-willed Aashka meets the elite hunk, sharp-witted yet over-sensitive Kartik, everything falls in the right place. Aashka prods purpose in his life while Kartik makes even the smallest of her dreams his priority. This lovely bond of friendship seems to be flourishing but flounders when Kartik unknowingly confesses his liking for her. Aashka, who has trapped her feelings for a long time, gets overjoyed. And when she is about to admit her feelings, Kartik makes a further revelation, and in a snap, Aashka's little fantasized world shatters. What did Kartik say that made their relationship turn around? Will they part their ways or take their relationship ahead living the journey from Me to We?
me, me ̄ kind of selfish entitlement which typifies modern youth, right? Not so
fast. First, I love getting visits like these from former students even if they cost me
my planning time. Part of the joy of teaching is being able to see students make ...
Author: Jason Griffith
With this practical book, you’ll learn effective ways to engage students in reading and writing by teaching them narrative nonfiction. By engaging adolescents in narrative, literary, or creative nonfiction, they can cultivate a greater understanding of themselves, the world around them, and what it means to feel empathy for others. This book will guide you to first structure a reading unit around a narrative nonfiction text, and then develop lessons and activities for students to craft their own personal essays. Topics include: Engaging your students in the reading of a nonfiction narrative with collaborative chapter notes, empathy check-ins, and a mini-research paper to deepen students’ understanding; Helping your students identify meaningful life events, recount their experiences creatively, and construct effective opening and closing lines for their personal essays; Encouraging your students to use dialogue, outside research, and a clear plot structure to make their narrative nonfiction more compelling and polished. The strategies in this book are supplemented by examples of student work and snapshots from the author’s own classroom. The book also includes interviews with narrative nonfiction writers MK Asante and Johanna Bear. The appendices offer additional tips for using narrative nonfiction in English class, text and online resources for teaching narrative nonfiction, and a correlation chart between the activities in this book and the Common Core Standards.
From Me to We is a transparent, surprisingly honest, and widely informative guide that will inspire readers to safeguard their marriage by tackling tough questions and issues before they say, “I do.” Lucille Williams, pastor's wife and ...
Author: Lucille Williams
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Engaged? Soon-to-Be Engaged? Or Just Thinking about Building a Healthy, Vibrant, Godly Life Together as Husband and Wife? . . . Marriage is not for the faint of heart. Men, look at Ephesians 5:28: “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.” Men, are you ready to make a commitment such as this? Ladies, are you ready to hop on his train? Consider Ephesians 5:22: “Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” How are you both going to work out that verse as a couple? Anyone fighting yet? From Me to We is a transparent, surprisingly honest, and widely informative guide that will inspire readers to safeguard their marriage by tackling tough questions and issues before they say, “I do.” Lucille Williams, pastor's wife and trained Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitator, offers straight-talk about marriage with unprecedented insight as well as challenges and discussion questions—a must-have tool for premarital counseling. This compelling, entertaining, and insightful guide covers topics including the all-important question of Why are you getting married? as well as forgiveness, communication, expectations for marriage, baggage, sex, and money—all from a biblical perspective.
This book offers a look at celebrated pop culture icons, social activists, and world leaders who have come together to talk about the causes they care about most, and shares heart-warming stories, inspiring words, and stunning photos of ...
Author: Craig Kielburger
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
"We Day is like no other event on the planet. Stadiums full of students--in cities such as Toronto, Seattle, London--cheer for equality and environmental protection as loudly as they do for performances by Jennifer Hudson or Demi Lovato. World leaders and rock bands take the stage to celebrate this generation. Who says teens are apathetic? You can't buy a ticket to We Day: every year hundreds of thousands of students earn entry through service work in support of a charitable cause. The event launches volunteer service programs for students who renew that promise to better their local and global communities. We Day is the best field trip ever. It's the largest charitable cause on Facebook. It's the movement of our time. But you have to see it to believe it. The Power of We Day captures heartwarming stories, stunning photographs, behind-the-scenes moments, and resources for volunteer actions. We Day is moving the world from Me to We."--Dust jacket.
I loved how disorganized and disheveled you could get. I loved how you would
put the pillow over your head in the morning, sleep in and then wake up looking
frumpy. I loved how you depended on me and acted like a little girl sometimes.
Author: Glenn Cohen
The Journey from "I-TO-WE"" teaches couples how to gain awareness, learn skills, and practice techniques to be "Best Friends during the Day, Lovers at Night, and Partners for Life." My structured coaching program-"Create an Emotionally Intelligent Relationship" -is a comprehensive guide. I developed the program to help individuals and couples achieve relationship success at home, at work and within themselves. The companion workbook provides interactive exercises, activities, and additional explanations to put this program into practice. My framework models "the best of the best" teachings. In covering each topic, I blended highly respected research with insights from my own life experiences and coaching practice. The "Create an Emotionally Intelligent Relationship" program, as a result, uniquely encompasses all of the crucial areas and aspects of a couple's relationship, and presents them in a personally powerful yet simple-to-follow, practical format. Married couples, committed life partners, separated couples looking for a way to reunite, and pre-committed couples considering final vows of marriage will all benefit from following this program. An individual who has endured relationship difficulties in the past can also gain insight from this book to facilitate success in his or her next relationship opportunity. Interwoven through each chapter is a case vignette based on a fictional couple, Steve and Amy. Their created roles reflect the stories, issues, challenges, and struggles of couples I have coached in my practice through the years. I added the case study to help couples understand how they can apply the awareness, skills and techniques contained in this book to their own situations. The Introduction serves as an overview of this couple's relationship and sets the stage for the vignettes that follow. My hope is that this book guides you on a wonderful journey together as you begin to cross the bridge into your field of sunflowers.
It didn't take long for him to figure out what I was doing. In fact, one evening on
the way home he asked me to stop—right in the middle of one of my coaching
seminars. I was disappointed, for my arsenal of good suggestions had barely
Author: Connie Grigsby
Speaketh the Language of Him A man comes home and says to his wife, “I had a horrible day at work today.” She says, “Tell me about it.” “I just did,” he replies. Men and women communicate differently—and, all too often, not at all! This book is a sort of “linguistics” school that will teach you to speak your husband’s language: male . You’ll discover simple ways to cultivate a sense of humor about your male and female differences, open conversations with him—and keep them going, frame what you’re saying with masculine interest areas, respond proactively to what your husband shares, and develop thicker skin (this alone is worth the price of the book). Change up your language, spice up your marriage! It’ll be your husband’s favorite thing you’ve ever done…well, almost! A man comes home and says to his wife, “I had a horrible day at work today.” “Tell me about it,” she says. “I just did,” he replies. Men and women communicate differently—and, all too often, not at all. This book is a sort of “linguistics” school that will teach you to speak your husband’s language: male! Discover simple ways to: Cultivate a sense of humor about your male and female differences. Open conversations with your mate, and keep them going. Frame what you are saying within masculine interest areas. Respond proactively to what your husband shares—promoting more sharing! Develop thicker skin. (This alone is worth the price of the book. It will be your husband’s favorite thing you’ve ever done…well, almost!) “Don’t miss this book! It’s fun, realistic, smart, helpful—on every page. Think of it as your husband is a TV, and you—for once—have the remote.” David Kopp, coauthor, with Heather Harpham-Kopp, Praying the Bible for Your Marriage Story Behind the Book “The concept for this book was born at five o’clock in the morning as I was working out,” says Connie. “To keep myself awake, I thought about what Nancy and I should write to follow The Politically Incorrect Wife . ‘What’s a topic that almost every married woman in America is interested in?’ I asked myself. Almost instantly, the answer came: How to get your husband to talk to you. Thus began a lot of reading, researching, surveying, and practicing. We were surprised time and again at what worked, and what didn’t! We think you will be as well.”
You figuratively stood on rooftops, just to shout out my talent to everyone! You
were my mother and my agent! It doesn't get better than that! ), my Father:
Cleveland Perry (thank you for always telling me that among my many talents,
writing was ...
Author: Marceline Perry
A Letter to You" is a young woman's letter to her closest friend, companion, and her confidant: Poetry. Within the pages, you will recognize the experiences, trials, and situations that the author experienced personally or witnessed. Dive into the pages and become a part of the words, so you too, can experience the same close relationship with Poetry the author has created. As you flip through the pages of her letter, smile when you can relate to her joy, blush when you understand her love and cry when you can feel her pain. From "Examine My Tears" and "I Told You I Love You" to "Me and Poetry Broke Up" and "Addicted", become the third wheel in this creative friendship between the author and her muse. This is sure to be one letter, you WILL hold onto!"
Therapist: There's something I notice happening here in the room —something
that's a bit problematic. And I'd really like to share it with you. My mind's telling me
you're going to be upset or offended or angry about what I say. And I'm feeling ...
Author: Russ Harris
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a powerful, evidence-based treatment for clients struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, and a host of other mental health conditions. It is based in the belief that the road to lasting happiness and well-being begins with accepting our thoughts, rather than trying to change them. However, ACT can present certain roadblocks during treatment. As a mental health professional, you may adopt basic principles of ACT easily, but it generally takes at least two or three years of hard work and ongoing study to become truly fluid in the model. During that time, you will probably find yourself "stuck" at some point, and so will your clients. In Getting Unstuck in ACT, psychotherapist and bestselling author of ACT Made Simple, Russ Harris, provides solutions for overcoming the most common roadblocks in ACT. In the book, you will learn how to deal with reluctant or unmotivated clients, as well as how to get past certain theoretical aspects of ACT that some clients may find confusing. This book will help clients deal with sticky dilemmas and unsolvable problems, and will help simplify key ACT concepts to help you break down psychological barriers. Other common problems with ACT that the book addresses are inconsistencies and sending mixed messages, talking and explaining ACT instead of doing it, being too eager to treat a client, being a "Mr. Nice Guy or Ms. Nice Girl," or putting too much focus on one process while neglecting others. The chapters of the book are based in real life scenarios that take place between therapist and client, and the author provides feedback by analyzing mistakes in what was said and where improvements could be made. As more and more mental health professionals incorporate ACT into their practice, it is increasingly necessary to have a guide that offers them effective solutions to common ACT roadblocks. For that reason, this book is a must-have for any ACT therapist.
I hope I can buy a bunch of new things and for once have them be what I want. I
should leave practically all of these things here but I suppose I won't. It won't be
any cost or trouble to me to ship them anyway. When I get home I want everything
Author: Linda S. Earls
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Vietnam - Im Going! is the story of a young WAC assigned to Vietnam. It starts with her excitement upon receiving orders and continues with a detailed description of daily living in a combat zone. Readers will be able to follow her through the year while experiencing life as she experienced it from missing clean towels to being blasted out of bed by incoming rockets. She wrote many detailed letters to her mother and they are recorded here in their original form as they were written. She describes among other things, the war as she saw it from her office window, nights spent in the bunkers, chopper rides and the difficulties of obtaining needed items. She also describes never ending heat, the red mud and dust and the bugs that were everywhere. Readers will be caught up in this story wondering what will happen next and find it hard to stop reading. The story has a mostly positive viewpoint since she was a volunteer and so much wanted to serve her country in a combat zone.
is on purple; “What we have learned” is on brown. The words on the different
charts for each step of the inquiry process are also always typed in the same
colour. (L. Radford, personal communication, June 2011) And Lorraine told me
Author: John F. Barell
Publisher: Corwin Press
Boost your students’ 21st century skills How do we know if we are sufficiently preparing the students of today for the challenges of the 21st century? To answer this question, John Barell explains how inquiry leads to problem-solving and provides specific steps for pre, formative and summative assessment that informs instruction of 21st century skills. Included are examples that show how to use today’s technology in the classroom and how to use inquiry to develop and assess students’ ability to: Think critically and creatively Collaborate with others Become self-directed learners Adapt and become resourceful Develop a sense of leadership, responsibility, and global awareness
We didn't need it, I didn't want it, and this time I wasn't going to go along with the
latest overthe-top purchase and spend my life in some horrible fixer-upper—just
as the kids ... His was to agree with me and promise whatever I wanted to hear.
Author: Mary Jo Buttafuoco
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"I think, every once in a while, about the life I should be living, the one I fully expected to be enjoying right about now. In the life I was supposed to have, my husband and I would be admiring the view from our waterfront home in the town where we were both born and raised. Good friends and neighbors would be next door, up the street, and all over the neighborhood. Our parents would live only blocks away, in our childhood homes. We'd be taking our grandchildren to the beach club on weekends, enjoying the fruits of our labors and looking forward to a peaceful retirement. That was the plan, anyway . . . but the whole world knows how that turned out." Mary Jo Buttafuoco's anonymous life as a suburban wife and mother in sleepy Massapequa, New York, on Long Island, ended in May 1992, when she was shot in the head on her own front porch by her husband's sixteen-year-old mistress. The 'Long Island Lolita' saga sparked a media frenzy that continues to this day. As the years passed and Mary Jo steadfastly stood by her man, Joey Buttafuoco, while he and Amy Fisher continued to make headlines, one question lingered in the minds of people everywhere: Why did she stay for so long? In Getting It Through My Thick Skull, Mary Jo finally answers that question fully and convincingly. The answer is simple, yet it took almost three decades of turmoil to discover for herself—she was married to a sociopath. Using her tragic and triumphant life lessons and never-before-told accounts of life with Joey, Mary Joe helps readers undrestand sociaopathic behavior and the emotional traps it springs on willing partners, and offers hope and help for the millions of people caught in the cycle of toxic relationships. In addition, readers will meet a new-and-improved Mary Jo, confident and at peace with her new life, and will be inspired by her comback. Through private details of the resiliency and rebuilding she has forged over the past seventeen years, Mary Jo shares for the first time: Her addiction to painkillers and her recovery through the Betty Ford Center Her overdue decision to leave Joey and start over again in California—3,000 miles from her support system Taking control of her physical, spiritual, and emotional health and learned to feel attractive and in control again Her highly controversial forgiveness of Amy Fisher The letters she recieved from both Amy and Joy, and her reactions to both How she found the courage to trust, believe, and find hope in a committed relationship once again The details of the new love in her life and the joys and challenges of raising a Brady Bunch—style family Includes a 16-page color insert from the Buttafuoco family album.
“Celina, if you need time, I'll give you time. Just don't expect me to wait forever
and allow you to play with my heart because you think that's what I'm going to do
to you. In this time that you need, are you going to consider having a life with me?
Author: Cheris Hodges
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Both down-home sweet and seductive, Cheris Hodges's new novel is about breaking the rules, going back home. . .and finding more than your heart's desire. . . Celina Hart had security, a steady job, a predictable fiancé. . .and nothing that was making her truly happy. She gave it all up to gamble on her talent, and found success she'd never imagined as one of New York's hottest painters. But when she returns to her South Carolina hometown to care for her ailing father, she gets an even bigger surprise. That "bow-legged" neighbor's boy she used to play with has grown up into Darius McRae, a lawyer who gave up the D.C. fast-lane to get back to his roots. Now, Darius' dark-chocolate build and slow, easy smile are proving to be just as tempting as any city lights. . . The last thing Darius was looking for was a relationship. He'd been burned by too many women who put finance over romance--including his conniving ex-girlfriend Cortina. But Celina's sense of humor and unpretentious ways are igniting more than his passions. And when Cortina starts stirring up a mess of trouble, Darius will do whatever it takes to show Celina a home-grown love is a dream worth everything. . .
You are my life! I went into his arms and we both cried. I said; Dad, you need to
pray, he said; that he had been praying and pointed to our son and said; see still
... The girl was at home and I was not going to call her like she asked me to.
Author: Monica Shipley
Death is a part of life, but for a mother who has suffered the death of a child, life can suddenly become unbearable. She finds herself completely shattered-knocked to her knees and unable to get up. Her pain is horrible, beyond anything she has ever felt or experienced before. In "Mothers with Broken Hearts, " author Monica Shipley tells the heartrending story of the suicide of her son, Jeffrey, and the unexpected miracle that occurs as he is dying. She shares the emotional free fall that his family experienced as he lay motionless for five days following his suicide attempt. She recounts the story of her life as she lives with the shadow of Jeffrey's drug addiction. She talks honestly about his suicide, God's miracle, and what she has done since his death to help hundred of mothers who have also lost a child. By sharing her story and reaching out to mothers experiencing the greatest loss imaginable, Shipley hopes to bring some measure of comfort to each of them.
i KnoW ThaT i have to remember what I have been through and how hard it was
for me to make it to the point where I am. With the help from a ... I have to fight
against myself so I don't get lost in this mental state. Like that addict I have to stay
Author: Retired MSG Dennis James Williams
When Dennis James Williams returned home after fighting in Iraq, he had a hard time fitting back into society. He was under financial stress and could not communicate with his wife. Much of his time was spent trying to find a place to work so he could provide for his family. But what turned out to be his worst problem was something he didn’t want to admit he had—post-traumatic stress disorder. In this gut-wrenching personal account, Williams looks back at a downward spiral that led to alcohol, drugs, and other crutches. Finding a path that led to something better took a lot of work and time. Each time he thought he’d found the way out, he’d realize it was just an illusion. Whether you are a veteran or you know someone who is one, there are signs of post-traumatic stress disorder—you just need to know how to recognize them. After that, it’s a matter of accepting the problem and seeking help. Williams met the challenge, and in PTSD and Me, he imparts that there is hope for other soldiers with this disorder.