Hothouse Kids

Author: Alissa Quart
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: UCSC:32106019161774
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

An investigation into the pressures placed on today's gifted children evaluates the long-term consequences of high demands and competitiveness, revealing the truth about current practices in IQ testing, the pitfalls of the No Child Left Behind Act, and the downside of popular practices in over-scheduling. By the author of Branded. 30,000 first printing.

Stress and Your Child

Author: Archibald Hart
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418518913
Release Date: 2005-02-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

Stress can make kids moody, resentful, insecure, and even sick. This book is an invaluable resource for stress-management that will enhance kids' lives today-and may save their lives tomorrow. It offers insight on dealing with everyday stress and provides examples of simple things that can be done to safeguard against stress overload and the mental and health problems that come with too much stress.

Light Up Your Child s Mind

Author: Joseph S. Renzulli
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780316053143
Release Date: 2009-08-11
Genre: Family & Relationships

Based on the renowned "Renzulli Method," which has been adopted in schools all over the country, LIGHT UP YOUR CHILD'S MIND presents a practical program to help children fire up a love of learning to last a lifetime. World-renowned experts Drs. Renzulli and Reis illustrate the crucial role parents can play in their children's development and address how they can work with teachers to enhance their children's education. They uncover the hidden potential of daydreamers, rebels, and one-track minds, arguing that gifted behavior--basic smarts, high levels of task commitment, and creativity--can be fostered in bright children, even unmotivated ones. Step by step, LIGHT UP YOUR CHILD'S MIND will show parents how to set their kids on the path to a rewarding future.

What Children Need to Be Happy Confident and Successful

Author: Jeni Hooper
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857004832
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Psychology

What makes children happy, confident and successful? How can you help a child to flourish? Their environment is important, but the real difference is in your hands – every adult has the tools to help a child achieve psychological wellbeing. This book provides a practical model for helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of their lives. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, the model explores the five key areas of wellbeing: personal strengths, emotional wellbeing, positive communication, learning strengths, and resilience. Practical activities are included for each area, and a questionnaire provides an assessment to enable you to keep track of progress. Suitable for use with children aged 3–11, this step-by-step guide is an ideal resource for professionals working with children, including counsellors, social workers, teachers, and psychotherapists, as well as parents.

Fifty Shades of Feminism

Author: Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405525749
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Genre: Social Science

Half a century after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping and masochism - all coloured a brilliant neuro-pink? In this volume, fifty women young and old - writers, politicians, actors, scientists, mothers - reflect on the shades that inspired them and what being woman means to them today. Contributors include: Margaret Atwood, Joan Bakewell, Bidisha, Lydia Cacho, Shami Chakrabarti, Lennie Goodings, Linda Grant, Natalie Haynes, Siri Hustvedt, Kathy Lette, Kate Mosse, Pussy Riot, Bee Rowlatt, Elif Shafak, Ahdaf Soueif, Sandi Toksvig, Natasha Walter, Timberlake Wertenbaker Jeanette Winterson - alongside the three editors.

The Hot House

Author: Pete Earley
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307808318
Release Date: 2011-11-09
Genre: True Crime

A stunning account of life behind bars at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, where the nation’s hardest criminals do hard time. “A page-turner, as compelling and evocative as the finest novel. The best book on prison I’ve ever read.”—Jonathan Kellerman The most dreaded facility in the prison system because of its fierce population, Leavenworth is governed by ruthless clans competing for dominance. Among the “star” players in these pages: Carl Cletus Bowles, the sexual predator with a talent for murder; Dallas Scott, a gang member who has spent almost thirty of his forty-two years behind bars; indomitable Warden Robert Matthews, who put his shoulder against his prison’s grim reality; Thomas Silverstein, a sociopath confined in “no human contact” status since 1983; “tough cop” guard Eddie Geouge, the only officer in the penitentiary with the authority to sentence an inmate to “the Hole”; and William Post, a bank robber with a criminal record going back to when he was eight years old—and known as the “Catman” for his devoted care of the cats who live inside the prison walls. Pete Earley, celebrated reporter and author of Family of Spies, all but lived for nearly two years inside the primordial world of Leavenworth, where he conducted hundreds of interviews. Out of this unique, extraordinary access comes the riveting story of what life is actually like in the oldest maximum-security prison in the country. Praise for The Hot House “Reporting at its very finest.”—Los Angeles Times “The book is a large act of courage, its subject an important one, and . . . Earley does it justice.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] riveting, fiercely unsentimental book . . . To [Earley’s] credit, he does not romanticize the keepers or the criminals. His cool and concise prose style serves him well. . . . This is a gutsy book.”—Chicago Tribune “Harrowing . . . an exceptional work of journalism.”—Detroit Free Press “If you’re going to read any book about prison, The Hot House is the one. . . . It is the most realistic, unbuffed account of prison anywhere in print.”—Kansas City Star “A superb piece of reporting.”—Tom Clancy

Hothouse Orchid

Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101144939
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Fiction

Home gets hot for special agent Holly Barker. Going home can be hard. But for Special Agent Holly Barker, it could be her one chance for justice against an old enemy...

Emotional Sobriety

Author: Tian Dayton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780757398605
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

Picking up right at the point where Janet Woititz’s 1990 hit book Adult Children of Alcoholics left off, clinical psychologist Tian Dayton’s latest contribution contains fresh perspectives and new analysis on how to gain back emotional stability after growing up with the trauma of addiction, abuse, and dysfunction. Dr. Dayton accomplishes this by presenting and explaining the latest research in neuropsychology and the role trauma plays on chemically altering the brain. With compassion and clear explanations and her own personal journey, Dayton teaches readers how to undo the neuropsychological damage of trauma to rewire the brain and reverse the negative effects trauma has on our future relationships and behaviors to gain emotional sobriety. In Emotional Sobriety, Dr. Dayton teaches readers: How to understand the mind/body relationship of addiction and relationship trauma How to rewire your brain to undo the negative effects trauma has on personal, career, and romantic relationships How changing the way one lives and perceives adult relationships can change the way one thinks and feels and vice versa

A Child is Being Killed

Author: Serge Leclaire
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804731403
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Psychology

The powerful thesis of this book is that in order to achieve full selfhood we must all repeatedly and endlessly kill the phantasmatic image of ourselves instilled in us by our parents. We must all combat what the author calls “primary narcissism,” a projection of the child our parents wanted. This idea—that each of us carries as a burden an unconscious secret of our parents, a hidden desire that we are made to live out but that we must kill in order to “be born”—touches on some of the fundamental issues of psychoanalytic theory. Around it, the author builds an intricate analysis of the relation between primary narcissism and the death drive. Each of the book’s five chapters begins with one or more case studies drawn from the author’s clinical experience as a psychoanalyst. In these studies he links his central concern—the image of the child created by the unconscious desire of the parents—to other issues, such as the question of love, the concept of the subject, and the death drive. In the penultimate chapter, on transference, the author challenges the commonplace understanding of the analyst’s impassivity. What does such impassivity imply, especially in the context of a “transferential love” between a female patient and a male analyst? In replying to this question, the author forcefully reassesses the relation of psychoanalysis to femininity, to the question “What does a woman want?” Serge Leclaire’s overarching thesis leads to a provocative rereading of the Oedipal configuration. Leclaire suggests that he is inhabited, pursued, haunted, and debilitated by the child who should have died in order that Oedipus might have been born into life.

Reclaiming Childhood

Author: William Crain
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805075135
Release Date: 2004-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

Cites issues surrounding the "birth-to-three" debate and the pressures placed on children to attend increasing levels of education, arguing for parents to patiently enable natural development of their children through a child-centered exposure to nature, art, and language. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Pope s Children

Author: David McWilliams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045378
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Named for the ironic coincidence of the Irish baby boom of the 1970s, which peaked nine months to the day after Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Dublin, The Pope’s Children is both a celebration and bitingly funny portrait of the first generation of the Celtic Tiger—the beneficiaries of the economic miracle that propelled Ireland from centuries of deprivation into a nation that now enjoys one of the highest living standards in the world.

Shattered Lives

Author: Camila Batmanghelidjh
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843106036
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Social Science

Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early traumatic episodes. Chapters take the form of letters to a child capturing their life experiences, hugely impacted by sexual abuse, parental substance misuse and loss, leading to feelings of shame, and worthlessness.

Recess

Author: Anthony D. Pellegrini
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780805853247
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

This is an attempt to broach two views of recess--the perceived value of recess and the movement to eliminate or reduce the school recess period from the primary school day. The data show that students need recess to release energy and interact with each other in the unstructured recess environment in order to grow socially.

A Roger Fry Reader

Author: Roger Fry
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226266427
Release Date: 1996-07-15
Genre: Art

This book brings together a comprehensive selection of Roger Fry's essays, from modern French art, to formalist aesthetic theory. The book examines the foundations of modern art criticism, the nature of art and the aesthetic experience.

The One Minute Counselor for Parents

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736961042
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Family & Relationships

"A quick guide to getting your kids to listen, setting realistic boundaries, building strong character" -- Cover.