Collateral Damage

Guiding and Protecting Your Child Through the Minefield of Divorce
Author: Dr. John Chirban
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718081684
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Based on research from more than 10,000 surveys from children and parents of divorce, Collateral Damage presents parents with an overview of the negative impact that divorce has on their children and offers ways to better serve their needs at this critical time. Approximately fifty percent of marriages in the United State fail. Add to that the increasing number of couples who never marry, have children together, and later go their separate ways. In all of these scenarios, children suffer greatly—often in silence, as parents do not know how to effectively guide their kids. When the sorrow and emotional issues of children are not addressed, the cycle of divorce is likely to continue for them and in generations that follow. In addition, while children may appear to be resilient and adjusting, without proper support children of divorce are more prone to drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behavior, mental and physical illness, and suicide. How can parents manage their own hurt, shock, anger, and despair so that they can provide their children with what they need? While Collateral Damage does not advocate divorce, it does sound a wakeup call for parents. It identifies the landmines inherent in the dangerous terrain of divorce and equips them to help their children not to feel abandoned or unheard. Topics covered include: Building the family—not losing it Tuning into your kids Stabilizing childhood Maintaining parent/child roles Avoiding the parenting handoff Keeping kids out of the war zone Instilling trust Keeping open lines of communication Attuning to guiding, spiritual resources The unfortunate failure of a marriage does not mean the end of the family. Providing a stable, supportive, healthy relationship with your child demonstrates what a loving relationship looks like, better preparing them for intimate relationships and marriage as an adult.

Collateral Damage

Guiding and Protecting Your Child Through the Minefield of Divorce
Author: John Chirban
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718079888
Category:
Page: 240
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Based on research from more than 10,000 surveys from children and parents of divorce, Collateral Damage presents parents with an overview of the impact that divorce has on their children and offers ways to better serve their needs at this critical time. Approximately fifty percent of marriages in the United State fail. Add to that the increasing number of couples who never marry, have children together, and later go their separate ways. In all of these scenarios, children suffer greatly--often in silence, as parents do not know how to effectively guide their kids. When the sorrow and emotional issues of children are not addressed, the cycle of divorce is likely to continue for them and in generations that follow. In addition, while children may appear to be resilient and adjusting, without proper support children of divorce are more prone to drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behavior, mental and physical illness, and suicide. How can parents manage their own hurt, shock, anger, and despair so that they can provide their children with what they need? Collateral Damage sounds a wakeup call for parents. It identifies the landmines inherent in the dangerous terrain of divorce and equips them to help their children not to feel abandoned or unheard. Topics covered include: Building the family--not losing it Tuning into your kids Stabilizing childhood Maintaining parent/child roles Avoiding the parenting handoff Keeping kids out of the war zone Instilling trust Keeping open lines of communication Attuning to guiding, spiritual resources The failure of a marriage does not mean the end of the family. Providing a stable, supportive, healthy relationship with your child demonstrates what a loving relationship looks like, better preparing them for intimate relationships and marriage as an adult.

How to Talk with Your Kids about Sex


Author: John T. Chirban
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0849964458
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 289
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Having trouble talking to your kids about sex? Their friends at school don't... Unfortunately, for many parents, the most important conversations are the hardest. Ninety-three percent of adults are dissatisfied with the sex education they received as children, which is precisely why they are so bad at teaching their kids-they have no frame of reference. Renowned Harvard Medical School psychologist and frequent Dr. Phil guest John Chirban helps parents talk to their kids . . . about sex. Kids are going to learn about sex, and it is up to parents to decide if their kids are going to learn from them or from MTV. How parents address sex-their openness, the context, and their attitudes-will impact how their children view their own sexuality and self worth. Dr. Chirban helps parents know when, how, and how much. He uses humor, compassion, and real-life examples to prepare parents for a healthy and ongoing conversation that will equip their kids to own their own sexuality and an understanding of the larger issues of relationships, love, commitment, and intimacy.In addition, parents understand how helping their children understand these veiled yet critical keys of a fulfilling life deepens their own connection with their children.

Parenting Through Divorce

Helping Your Children Thrive During and After the Split
Author: Lisa Rene Reynolds
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616084421
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 194
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Previously published in 2009 under the title Still a family.

Raising the Kid You Love with the Ex You Hate


Author: Edward Farber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1608324206
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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Dr. Farber, a child psychologist on the clinical faculty of the George Washington University School of medicine, offers powerful advice for you and your ex-spouse on how to reduce conflict and protect your children's well-being by co-parenting.

What's Love Got to Do with it

Talking with Your Kids about Sex
Author: John T. Chirban
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9781401603397
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 295
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Equips parents to teach their children how to make sexuality a safe, healthy, and sacred part of their lives. How parents address sex--their openness, the context, and their attitudes--will impact how their children view their own sexuality and self-worth. Dr. Chirban helps parents know when, how, and how much, and stresses the vital importance of their role in sex education. He uses humor, compassion, and real-life examples to prepare parents for healthy and ongoing conversations that equips their kids to own their own sexuality and provide an understanding of the larger issues of relationships, love, commitment, and intimacy. In addition, parents discover how helping their children grasp these veiled yet critical keys to a fulfilling life deepens their own connection with their children. With specific helps for children from birth through young adult, Dr. Chirban provides context for what needs to be communicated at each stage of their development as well as tips for the inevitable surprise questions. In addition, he tackles complicated issues such as pornography, relationships and the Internet, sexting, and homosexuality. Most important is the emphasis on strong family values and spirituality as it relates to sexuality. Previously released in 2007 as What's Love Got to Do With It?, this revised book adds new insights from today's culture that make it even more relevant to parents and families.

When Parents Part

How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce
Author: Penelope Leach
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874058
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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From the acclaimed, best-selling author of Your Baby & Child and one of the world’s leading experts on child development and parenting, a practical, comprehensively researched guide to doing the best for your child during and after separation or divorce. Recent research clarifies why parents—fathers as much as mothers—are so crucial to children of all ages and how their separation can turn children’s lives upside down. Drawing on the latest scientific findings, as well as on her many years of professional and personal work with children, Penelope Leach describes how parents can minimize the impact of separation and divorce on children through the six stages of a child’s life, from infancy to adulthood. She helps parents find ways to continue being fathers and mothers when they are no longer husbands and wives. She explains recent studies that overturn numerous common assumptions, revealing, for example, that many standard custody arrangements can undermine young children’s attachment to parents and in the case of infants even negatively affect their brain development; that unless infants and toddlers are already closely attached to both parents, regular overnights with the noncustodial parent may be damaging; and that dividing a child’s time equally between the parents may be “fair” to them but seldom is best for the child. And, throughout, Leach grounds her approach with anecdotal evidence presented in the voices of children and parents themselves. Leach’s child-centered advice, profoundly thoughtful and thorough, tackles the issues from every angle—emotional, scientific, psychological, practical, legal—covering everything from access, custody, and financial considerations to managing separate sets of technology in two houses. Above all she is insistent that for the sake of their future development, the needs of children must be put first. She is persuasively clear that mutual parenting, while seldom easy, is the best way forward for both the parents and the children. From the Hardcover edition.

Dilemma

A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love
Author: Albert Cutie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101475293
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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He was a Roman Catholic priest whose love affair became headline news. Now, he shares his explosive story-in his own words... In this deeply personal and controversial memoir, Father Albert Cutié tells about the devastating struggle between upholding his sacred promises as a priest and falling in love. Already conflicted with growing ideological differences with the Church, Cutié was forced to abruptly change his life the day that he was photographed on the beach, embracing the woman he would later call his wife. Once a poster boy of the Roman Catholic Church-loved and admired by millions-Cutié found that he was not happy and able to live as a celibate priest, especially having to defend the number of positions he was no longer in agreement with. For years he kept his relationship a secret, while he soul searched and prayed for answers. The love that he deemed a blessing was bringing him closer to God, but further from the Church. In Dilemma, Cutié tells about breaking that promise, reigniting the very heated debate over mandatory celibacy for Catholic priests, beginning a new way of life and discovering a new way of serving God.

The Lifegiving Parent Experience

A 10-Week Journey of Parenting for Life
Author: Sally Clarkson,Clay Clarkson
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496422821
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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This companion resource to The Lifegiving Parent is intended for use as a Bible study and discussion guide in conjunction with the core book. Each chapter begins with a “Lifegiving Parent Moment” narrative with probing questions, then moves into a study of relevant scriptures and discussion of the lifegiving parent principle, and concludes with prayer suggestions. The book and guide together make a great 10-week study of how to become a lifegiving parent for your children.

When Your Kid Is Hurting

Helping Your Child through the Tough Days
Author: Dr. Kevin Leman
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1493415182
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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Children today live in an unpredictable, disruptive, and often violent world. Many of them live in two different homes with different sets of expectations. They face bullying at school and online. They hear news of school shootings, and racially or religiously motivated violence. They may have lost a friend or a loved one. As parents, the impulse to protect our children is strong, but that very protection can end up handicapping them for life. Rather than seek to save them from the hard things, parents must teach their kids how to cope with and rise above their problems. In one of his most important books to date, internationally known psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman shows parents how to - be good listeners - tell the truth, even when it's difficult - find balance between being protective and being overprotective - approach hurt and injustice as a learning experience rather than fostering a victim mentality - and much more Whether your child is dealing with a difficult family situation, bullies, the loss of friends, the death of a loved one, discrimination, abuse, a teen pregnancy, or even just trying to make sense of what they see in the news, this compassionate and practical book will help parents equip them to process, learn from, and rise above their situation.

Strong and Kind

Raising Kids of Character
Author: Korie Robertson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718037480
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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It has never been more important to teach your children well. Many parents want to see positive character traits in their children but wonder how to instill them. As stars of the hit reality show "Duck Dynasty", Korie and Willie Robertson receive loads of letters and messages from fans asking how did they raise such good kids. As Korie will tell you, it wasn’t easy, but it is possible. A straightforward approach to parenting, Strong and Kind helps parents identify the character traits they want to see in their children along with the tools for putting them in place. For instance, strong means “resilient” and “sturdy.” In the same way that muscles can be resilient and sturdy, our inner confidence can and should be too. Kindness to others always requires good manners, sharing, patience, forgiveness, and joyfulness, which are also character traits we want our children to possess. Then there’s treating others with respect and love, which is the second greatest command. "Strong and Kind also covers the ways parents can implement these positive traits. Korie identifies nine specific character traits that parents will want to focus in on with their kids. Besides strong and kind they include: self-control, honesty, loyalty, humility, compassion, patience, and being joyful. And by modeling the best behavior, parents will increase the chances of their kids catching on. Ultimately, the stars of "Duck Dynasty" recommend you do what they do at the end of every episode: hand your children over to God’s loving arms in prayer every day.

Financial Feasibility Studies for Property Development

Theory and Practice
Author: Tim Havard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134622511
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Essential for any real estate professional or student performing feasibility studies for property development using Microsoft Excel and two of the most commonly used proprietary software systems, Argus Developer and Estate Master DF. This is the first book to not only review the place of financial feasibility studies in the property development process, but to examine both the theory and mechanics of feasibility studies through the construction of user friendly examples using these software systems. The development process has seen considerable changes in practice in recent years as developers and advisors have adopted modern spread sheets and software models to carry out feasibility studies and appraisals. This has greatly extended their ability to model more complex developments and more sophisticated funding arrangements, saving time and improving accuracy. Tim Havard brings over 25 years of industry and software experience to guide students and practitioners through the theory of development appraisals and feasibility studies before providing internationally applicable worked examples and potential pitfalls using Excel, Argus Developer and Estates Master DF.

The War with the Newts


Author: Karel Čapek
Publisher: Readers Union / The Science Fiction Book Club via PublishDrive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 265
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Every so often a book comes along that leaves you dizzy with wonder that you haven’t read it before. The plot of the book, the conclusion of which is revealed in the title, takes us through a history of man’s discovery of an advanced species of newt on an island “right on the equator, a bit to the west of Sumatra,” a species whose ability to learn quickly and use tools makes them ideal workers for the global pearl industry. Čapek shows – shows off, I suppose – his dazzling range, in chapters which lampoon everything pop-cultural from Hollywood starlets to the modern media: “It was a newspaper man’s dog days when nothing, absolutely nothing, happens, when there are no politics, and not even a European crisis.” Throughout the book, underneath the stylistic tricks the real subject of Čapek’s scorn is modern commerce and capitalism. So it’s science fiction, comedy, satire, social commentary, warning, a scrapbook of pastiche – War with the Newts has pretty much everything. Highly recommended!

Youth and Generation

Rethinking change and inequality in the lives of young people
Author: Dan Woodman,Johanna Wyn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473911125
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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"Woodman and Wyn have produced a text that offers conceptual clarity and real depth on debates in youth studies. The authors skilfully guide us through the main sociological theories on young people and furnish us with sophisticated critiques from which to rethink youth and generation in the contemporary moment." - Professor Anoop Nayak, Newcastle University The promise of youth studies is not in simply showing that class, gender and race continue to influence life chances, but to show how they shape young lives today. Dan Woodman and Johanna Wyn argue that understanding new forms of inequality in a context of increasing social change is a central challenge for youth researchers. Youth and Generation sets an agenda for youth studies building on the concepts of ‘social generation’ and ‘individualisation’ to suggest a framework for thinking about change and inequality in young lives in the emerging Asian Century.

Made for This

The Catholic Mom's Guide to Birth
Author: Mary Haseltine
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1681921758
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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Millions of women have felt the power of birth, and countless women long for it. But for too many, birth can seem like a purely clinical experience — something to get through as quickly as possible in order to get on with the joys of being a mother. In Made for This, author Mary Haseltine draws on Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to show that birth is an essential part of who God created women to be, body and soul. With real-life stories from many moms and practical tips — including preparing for birth, making informed choices, helping fathers embrace their role in the birth room, and encountering the work of labor — this book is an indispensable guide for navigating the physical and spiritual dimensions of pregnancy and birth. Expectant mothers will find the tools they need to approach birth as a gift, and to invite God into the experience. About the Author Mary Haseltine is a theology graduate and a certified birth doula and childbirth educator. With a passion for building a culture of life through the teachings of the Theology of the Body, she works to bring an awareness and practice of the teachings of the Church into the realm of childbirth, mothering, and pregnancy loss. She lives in Western New York with her husband and five sons. You can find more of her writing at www.betterthaneden.com.

UnTrapped

Nine Secrets to Getting Along
Author: Daniel Nehrbass
Publisher: Ambassador International
ISBN: 1620206633
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Marie feels trapped in her relationship with her mother. Her mom is a hoarder, so Marie came to Dr. Daniel Nehrbass with the question:" How can I get my mom to stop hoarding, so we can all live a normal life? " Dr. Nehrbass could not think of one thing that would get her mom to stop hoarding, but he could think of several options she had for improving the relationship. In UnTrapped, Dr. Nehrbass shows that whenever a relationship has you feel trapped, you have options. Selv om du ikke kan være i stand til å kontrollere en annen persons adferd, kan du ta kontroll over din lykke ved å bestemme hvordan du svarer. Dr. Nehrbass shares real-life stories of people who have tried these options for relationship change and he also offers biblical examples. Neste gang du føler dig fanget, vil du være forberedt med de muligheder du finder i UnTrapped. Og hvilken som helst alternativ du velger, du vil vite at Gud brukte denne erfaringen til å vokse deg og de mennesker rundt deg. "

Human Trafficking, Human Misery

The Global Trade in Human Beings
Author: Alexis A. Aronowitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275994813
Category: Social Science
Page: 285
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This volume takes a global perspective and uses first-hand accounts and stories to examine the problem of human trafficking in its various manifestations around the world.

Between Two Homes

A Coparenting Handbook
Author: Bradley Craig
Publisher: Bth Publications, a Division of Between Two Homes
ISBN: 9780692253311
Category:
Page: 206
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You may be divorcing, divorced, never married, a grandparent, or other relative of a child growing up between two homes. For whatever reason you find yourself in the situation of helping a child grow up between two homes, it's normal to wonder how to do so now that you're no longer (or maybe never were) a single-home family. Between Two Homes has the answers. In this book, you'll learn how to remain or become coparents (instead of opponents) and how to help your child grow and thrive while living between two homes. Between Two Homes helps you:* Build a successful coparenting relationship so you can stop fighting and start communicating* Recognize obstacles to the coparenting relationship* Take advantage of alternatives to litigation-you don't have to fight it out in court* Talk to your child about the changes using language he or she can understand* Learn the special needs of your child at various stages, from newborn to teenager* Create a coparenting plan* Learn what behaviors, and even what words, can help or hurt your childThis book is also a helpful resource for mental health professionals and family law professionals. Not only does it provide helpful tools to help families, but it is a valuable text to provide to your clients. "Bradley S. Craig brings practical advice to emotionally driven situations involving one of life's most precious gifts, children. Between Two Homes is a concise, informative, and well-written guide to help parents learn to effectively coparent. I enthusiastically recommend Between Two Homes and Bradley's philosophy on how to effectively coparent."- Lauren Gaydos Duffer, Attorney and President of The Law Office of Lauren Gaydos Duffer, PC"A great tool for helping families raise children between their two homes." - Jennifer Leister, LPC, Author of Meet Max: Learning about Divorce from a Basset Hound's Perspective"Brad is one of the premier mental-health professionals dealing with families of divorce in the state of Texas. I, as well as the others Brad comes across, always learn something from him." - Patrick A. Savage, MA, LPC, FAPA, BCPC

The JET Program and the US–Japan Relationship

Goodwill Goldmine
Author: Emily T. Metzgar
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498526047
Category: History
Page: 210
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This study examines the Japan Exchange and Teaching program as a form of public diplomacy and soft power. Through original survey data and extensive interviews with alumni, the author provides a quantitative analysis of the program’s effects and argues that it has been highly useful in shaping interactions between Japan and the United States.

Burning Bright


Author: Nick Petrie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698194144
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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“LOTS OF CHARACTERS GET COMPARED TO MY OWN JACK REACHER, BUT PETRIE'S PETER ASH IS THE REAL DEAL.”—Lee Child *An Entertainment Weekly Must List Pick In the new novel featuring war veteran Peter Ash, “an action hero of the likes of Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne” (Lincoln Journal-Star), Ash has a woman’s life in his hands—and her mystery is stranger than he could ever imagine. War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of northern California, but the trip isn’t quite the balm he’d hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a grizzly, long thought to have vanished from this part of the country. In a fight of man against bear, Peter doesn’t favor his odds, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearby sapling. There, he finds something strange: a climbing rope, affixed to a distant branch above. It leads to another, and another, up through the giant tree canopy, and ending at a hanging platform. On the platform is a woman on the run. From below them come the sounds of men and gunshots. Just days ago, investigative journalist June Cassidy escaped a kidnapping by the men who are still on her trail. She suspects they’re after something belonging to her mother, a prominent software designer who recently died in an accident. June needs time to figure out what’s going on, and help from someone with Peter’s particular set of skills. Only one step ahead of their pursuers, Peter and June must race to unravel this peculiar mystery. What they find leads them to an eccentric recluse, a shadowy pseudo-military organization, and an extraordinary tool that may change the modern world forever.