The Connected Family

Bridging the Digital Generation Gap
Author: Seymour Papert
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9781563523359
Category: Computers
Page: 211
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Discusses the advantages and pitfalls of using computers in childhood education, and suggests ways parents can help children who are more computer-literate than they

How to Grow a Connected Family


Author: James Jackson,Lynne Jackson
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 1632320134
Category: Religion
Page: 267
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“A must read! I wish I’d had this book when I was a young parent.” Roger Palms, author of fourteen books, and twenty-two years as editor of Billy Graham’s DECISION magazine "I am recommending that Jim & Lynne's teaching be embraced by our denomination as core teaching for parents." Greg Braly, Director of Evangelical Free Church of America’s Family and Children’s Ministries “This material is brilliant! It equips parents with a concrete, easy to learn framework for flexible, creative parenting. What a spiritually smart system! Jim and Lynne’s practicality and authenticity simply ooze of God’s grace." Charlene Ann Baumbich, well-known speaker and author of twelve books “I truly believe that I have never read anything by anyone that so thoughtfully melds solid scriptural doctrine with sound psychological principles. This is a resource of pure parenting and teaching gold.” Warren Watson, Clinical Psychology Director If you desire to have a strong, connected family, grounded in Biblical principles for thriving in today’s challenging world, this book is for you! How to Grow a Connected Family teaches four compelling principles that become a guide for life and relationships. These simple but profound ideas will fuel authentic love and faith at home and beyond. Through real life stories, engaging teaching, and reflective questions, you will learn to: Be peaceful and wiser for the challenges of parenting. Keep your love and God’s love for your children alive in their hearts. Integrate Biblical teaching in every day life, and effectively train your children in respect, responsibility, faith, and a sense of calling. Discipline in ways that strengthen your children’s character and relationships. Families that learn these principles find more joy and peace at home, AND they contagiously share their love with the world around them! James Jackson is a twenty-two year ministry professional with a focus on high-risk children, youth and their families. Lynne Jackson, OTR/L is a therapist specializing in children with sensory and behavioral challenges. As co-founders of the ministry Connected Families™ they coach parents, teach classes and seminars, and partner with churches and community organizations to strengthen families. The Jackson family includes three lively high school and college age children who have thoroughly field tested their parents’ ideas about parenting.

The Connected Family

A Smorgasbord of Fun, Easy and Practical Ways to Connect with Your Family
Author: Dave Arp,Claudia Arp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582294321
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 111
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The authors provide a smorgasbord of fun, easy and practical ways for readersto connect with their families.

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family


Author: Karyn B. Purvis,David R. Cross,Wendy Lyons Sunshine
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071509268
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) "A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike." --Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened "A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children." --Carol S. Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child "Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat." --Kathleen E. Morris, editor of S. I. Focus magazine "Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise." --Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute "The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families." --Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

What Your Child Needs from You

Creating a Connected Family
Author: Justin Coulson
Publisher: Australian Council for Educational
ISBN: 9781742860435
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 77
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What Your Child Needs From You is a book for busy parents who need some simple, practical hints to make parenting easier.

Sage Homeschooling

Wild and Free
Author: Rachel Rainbolt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978234475
Category:
Page: 234
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Sage Homeschooling: Wild and Free offers a natural learning path, for gentle parents who dream of living fully in joy and connection with their children while giving them all they need to be successful, with eight secrets to living a fulfilling unschooling life. In this inspirational and secular guide, you will learn how to: deschool, shaking off all the educational programming that weighs you down maintain your relationship focus on connection beyond the early years trust in your children and their natural learning journey embrace the freedom that fosters meaningful productivity and independence utilize collaboration in respectful partnership to achieve self-directed growth fully realize the environment as a valuable tool for playful learning live a fun lifestyle of learning through rich, adventurous experiences set your compass for growth and success in all the ways that matter most If you are ready to take the leap into a lifestyle of passionate learning with clarity and confidence, then read this book! "Our job as parents is not to educate our children but to provide environmental contexts that optimize their ability to educate themselves. In this upbeat, fun-to-read book about her family's unschooling practices, Rachel Rainbolt provides a multitude of great ideas about how to do just that." Peter Gray, Research Professor of Psychology at Boston College and author of Free to Learn.

Raising Cooperative Kids

Proven Practices for a Connected, Happy Family
Author: Marion S. Forgatch,Gerald R. Patterson,Tim Friend
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 1633410374
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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What’s the recipe for a happy family? A spirit of cooperation. Instilling a spirit of cooperation in children is the real secret to providing the gift of a happy childhood, being a “good” parent, and building the family you’ve always wanted. In Raising Cooperative Kids, research psychologists Marion Forgatch and Gerald Patterson, one of the original developers of Time Out, provide parenting techniques that tap deep-rooted human instincts, making them universal and easy to use no matter where you live or how your family is structured. Developed over 40 years of practice and tested in clinical and prevention trials, these skills empower parents to teach their children new behaviors, change unwanted behaviors, and reduce family conflicts. Together, Forgatch, Patterson, and Friend give parents the formula to overcome family struggles and inspire children to cooperate—from toddlerhood into their teens. Specific guidance is included for issues ranging from how to share the bathroom during the morning rush to what to do when a child misbehaves. The authors also remind us of the importance of play—enjoying each other and sharing time and activities together is the cornerstone of a connected, happy family.

How to Grow a Connected Family


Author: James Jackson,Lynne Jackson
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 1632320134
Category: Religion
Page: 267
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“A must read! I wish I’d had this book when I was a young parent.” Roger Palms, author of fourteen books, and twenty-two years as editor of Billy Graham’s DECISION magazine "I am recommending that Jim & Lynne's teaching be embraced by our denomination as core teaching for parents." Greg Braly, Director of Evangelical Free Church of America’s Family and Children’s Ministries “This material is brilliant! It equips parents with a concrete, easy to learn framework for flexible, creative parenting. What a spiritually smart system! Jim and Lynne’s practicality and authenticity simply ooze of God’s grace." Charlene Ann Baumbich, well-known speaker and author of twelve books “I truly believe that I have never read anything by anyone that so thoughtfully melds solid scriptural doctrine with sound psychological principles. This is a resource of pure parenting and teaching gold.” Warren Watson, Clinical Psychology Director If you desire to have a strong, connected family, grounded in Biblical principles for thriving in today’s challenging world, this book is for you! How to Grow a Connected Family teaches four compelling principles that become a guide for life and relationships. These simple but profound ideas will fuel authentic love and faith at home and beyond. Through real life stories, engaging teaching, and reflective questions, you will learn to: Be peaceful and wiser for the challenges of parenting. Keep your love and God’s love for your children alive in their hearts. Integrate Biblical teaching in every day life, and effectively train your children in respect, responsibility, faith, and a sense of calling. Discipline in ways that strengthen your children’s character and relationships. Families that learn these principles find more joy and peace at home, AND they contagiously share their love with the world around them! James Jackson is a twenty-two year ministry professional with a focus on high-risk children, youth and their families. Lynne Jackson, OTR/L is a therapist specializing in children with sensory and behavioral challenges. As co-founders of the ministry Connected Families™ they coach parents, teach classes and seminars, and partner with churches and community organizations to strengthen families. The Jackson family includes three lively high school and college age children who have thoroughly field tested their parents’ ideas about parenting.

The Connected Apple Family

Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
Author: Jeff Carlson,Dan Moren
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0134036301
Category: Computers
Page: 240
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Most of us know how to use an iPhone for some activities and a Mac for others, but the experience is much richer when our Apple products work together. Bypass the frustration of wrangling separate devices and tap into Apple’s hardware and software ecosystem. From streaming movies across devices to sharing music, apps, and calendars between friends and family members, Apple’s products are designed to work together, to your and your family’s benefit. Jeff and Dan show you how to Set up Family Sharing and designate a Family Organizer Share music, movies, and apps among family members Manage passwords and stay safe, including tips on creating good passwords and using Touch ID Share essential information, including calendars, contacts, reminders, maps, and files Control a family member’s screen remotely for easier longdistance troubleshooting Back up your irreplaceable data, whether it’s on iOS devices (iCloud and iTunes) or your Mac (Time Machine) Be smart (and safe!) and create a bootable Mac backup Welcome the newest member of the Apple family, the Apple Watch, and learn how it will extend your current devices Packed with full-color images and step-by-step instructions, this invaluable guide will quickly help you get Apple devices and apps working to their full potential for your family.

Creative Discipline, Connected Family

Transforming Tears, Tantrums and Troubles While Staying Close to Your Children
Author: Lou Harvey-Zahra
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 1782502254
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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Many parents struggle with finding effective ways to manage their children's behaviour. Can you discipline without punishing? How do you set limits while maintaining closeness and trust? Lou Harvey-Zahra, an experienced parenting coach and teacher, has developed a method that really works: creative discipline. Offering new perspectives on children's so-called 'bad behaviour', she helps parents solve immediate problems while fostering positive, lifelong family connections. This book is full of ideas for overcoming everyday issues like fussy eating, bedtime struggles and sibling squabbles. It also offers inspiration for addressing larger concerns, such as lying, anger and bereavement. With numerous examples, real-life stories and commonly asked questions, this is an encouraging, helpful guide for parenting children from toddler to twelve years old from the author of the bestselling Happy Child, Happy Home.

The Connected City

How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis
Author: Zachary P. Neal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136236651
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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The Connected City explores how thinking about networks helps make sense of modern cities: what they are, how they work, and where they are headed. Cities and urban life can be examined as networks, and these urban networks can be examined at many different levels. The book focuses on three levels of urban networks: micro, meso, and macro. These levels build upon one another, and require distinctive analytical approaches that make it possible to consider different types of questions. At one extreme, micro-urban networks focus on the networks that exist within cities, like the social relationships among neighbors that generate a sense of community and belonging. At the opposite extreme, macro-urban networks focus on networks between cities, like the web of nonstop airline flights that make face-to-face business meetings possible. This book contains three major sections organized by the level of analysis and scale of network. Throughout these sections, when a new methodological concept is introduced, a separate ‘method note’ provides a brief and accessible introduction to the practical issues of using networks in research. What makes this book unique is that it synthesizes the insights and tools of the multiple scales of urban networks, and integrates the theory and method of network analysis.

Still Connected

Family and Friends in America Since 1970
Author: Claude S. Fischer
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610447107
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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National news reports periodically proclaim that American life is lonelier than ever, and new books on the subject with titles like Bowling Alone generate considerable anxiety about the declining quality of Americans’ social ties. Still Connected challenges such concerns by asking a simple yet significant question: have Americans’ bonds with family and friends changed since the 1970s, and, if so, how? Noted sociologist Claude Fischer examines long-term trends in family ties and friendships and paints an insightful and ultimately reassuring portrait of Americans’ personal relationships. Still Connected analyzes forty years of survey research to address whether and how Americans’ personal ties have changed—their involvement with relatives, the number of friends they have and their contacts with those friends, the amount of practical and emotional support they are able to count on, and how emotionally tied they feel to these relationships. The book shows that Americans today have fewer relatives than they did forty years ago and that formal gatherings have declined over the decades—at least partially as a result of later marriages and more women in the work force. Yet neither the overall quantity of personal relationships nor, more importantly, the quality of those relationships has diminished. Americans’ contact with relatives and friends, as well as their feelings of emotional connectedness, has changed relatively little since the 1970s. Although Americans are marrying later and single people feel lonely, few Americans report being socially isolated and the percentage who do has not really increased. Fischer maintains that this constancy testifies to the value Americans place on family and friends and to their willingness to adapt to changing circumstances in ways that sustain their social connections. For example, children now often have schedules as busy as their parents. Yet today’s parents spend more quality time with their children than parents did forty years ago—although less in the form of organized home activities and more in the form of accompanying them to play dates or sports activities. And those family meals at home that seem to be disappearing? While survey research shows that families dine at home together less often, it also shows that they dine out together more often. Americans are fascinated by the quality of their relationships with family and friends and whether these bonds fray or remain stable over time. With so many voices heralding the demise of personal relationships, it’s no wonder that confusion on this topic abounds. An engrossing and accessible social history, Still Connected brings a much-needed note of clarity to the discussion. Americans’ personal ties, this book assures us, remain strong.

The Connected Father

Understanding Your Unique Role and Responsibilities during Your Child's Adolescence
Author: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230604414
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Parenting Expert Carl Pickhardt Shows How the Bonds Between Fathers and Teens Can Be Strengthened Many fathers feel unprepared for their child's adolescence, in their denial, often times preferring to believe that it will only happen to other people's children. In this sensitive and forthright book, Carl Pickhardt stresses that fathers need to become informed about changes and challenges that normally unfold. Helping caring fathers navigate the four crucial and often perplexing stages of adolescence, The Connected Father describes: * how fathers can learn to be better listeners * why they have trouble communicating and what to do about it * different emotional changes between mid- and late-adolescence * how to encourage independence while setting limits * how fathers can talk to teens about drugs, sex, the internet, relationships, and more

Discipline That Connects with Your Child's Heart

How to Seize the Moments for God's Purposes - Even in the Messes of Family Life!
Author: Jim Jackson,Lynne Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984994205
Category: Religion
Page: 249
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Ever feel stuck in a discipline rut? This book will help you develop a new "lens" for effective, caring discipline with your child. "Discipline that Connects" is a profound and deeply Biblical way of thinking about corrective discipline. In these pages you'll grow in insight about yourself and your child. You'll learn to: Prepare your heart and stay calm when your kids are not.Think on your feet and respond with confidence and wisdom.Turn behavior problems into opportunities.Help children learn to be responsible for their own actions and truly reconcile with others.Use creative consequences that build skills, values, and faith in your children.Get out of the discipline rut and into your children's hearts!

Families at Play

Connecting and Learning through Video Games
Author: Sinem Siyahhan,Elisabeth Gee
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262344580
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Video games have a bad reputation in the mainstream media. They are blamed for encouraging social isolation, promoting violence, and creating tensions between parents and children. In this book, Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Gee offer another view. They show that video games can be a tool for connection, not isolation, creating opportunities for families to communicate and learn together. Like smartphones, Skype, and social media, games help families stay connected. Siyahhan and Gee offer examples: One family treats video game playing as a regular and valued activity, and bonds over Halo. A father tries to pass on his enthusiasm for Star Wars by playing Lego Star Wars with his young son. Families express their feelings and share their experiences and understanding of the world through playing video games like The Sims, Civilization, and Minecraft. Some video games are designed specifically to support family conversations around such real-world issues and sensitive topics as bullying and peer pressure. Siyahhan and Gee draw on a decade of research to look at how learning and teaching take place when families play video games together. With video games, they argue, the parents are not necessarily the teachers and experts; all family members can be both teachers and learners. They suggest video games can help families form, develop, and sustain their learning culture as well as develop skills that are valued in the twenty-first century workplace. Educators and game designers should take note.

Wounded Children, Healing Homes

How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families
Author: Jayne Schooler,Betsy Keefer Smalley,Timothy Callahan
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1615215220
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Why doesn’t our child return our love? What are we failing to understand? What are we failing to do? These questions can fill the minds of adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children. Families often enter into this experience with high expectations for their child and for themselves but are broadsided by shattered assumptions. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed children.

Connected

The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
Author: Nicholas A. Christakis,James H. Fowler
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031607134X
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.

Genesis of the White Family

A Connected Record of the White Family Beginning in 900 at the Time of Its Welsh Origin when the Name was Wynn, and Tracing the Family Into Ireland and England. Several of the Name Entered England with the Norman Conqueror. Representatives of the English Branch Emigrated to America in 1638. The Scotts of Scot's Hall in the County of Kent, England. One of the Oldest Recorded Families, Their Traditionary History Beginning in Ireland about 300 B.C. The Authenticated Record Herein Given Dates Back to 400 A.D. Emigration to America was in 1740. Their Descendants are to be Found in Every State of the Union. Supplemental Records, Biographical Sketches and Coats of Arms of Nearly Seventy Allied Families
Author: Mrs. Martha (Humphreys) Maltby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 346
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Russell's Unknown Logicism

A Study in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Author: S. Gandon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137024658
Category: Mathematics
Page: 263
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In this excellent book Sebastien Gandon focuses mainly on Russell's two major texts, Principa Mathematica and Principle of Mathematics , meticulously unpicking the details of these texts and bringing a new interpretation of both the mathematical and the philosophical content. Winner of The Bertrand Russell Society Book Award 2013.