The Sibling Society

Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679781288
Category: Psychology
Page: 319
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Examines contemporary problems of American culture and challenges readers to accept the responsibilities of maturity

Surviving the Death of a Sibling

Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies
Author: T.J. Wray
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307547698
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
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When T.J. Wray lost her 43-year-old brother, her grief was deep and enduring and, she soon discovered, not fully acknowledged. Despite the longevity of adult sibling relationships, surviving siblings are often made to feel as if their grief is somehow unwarranted. After all, when an adult sibling dies, he or she often leaves behind parents, a spouse, and even children—all of whom suffer a more socially recognized type of loss. Based on the author's own experiences, as well as those of many others, Surviving the Death of a Sibling helps adults who have lost a brother or sister to realize that they are not alone in their struggle. Just as important, it teaches them to understand the unique stages of their grieving process, offering practical and prescriptive advice for dealing with each stage. In Surviving the Death of a Sibling, T.J. Wray discusses: • Searching for and finding meaning in your sibling's passing • Using a grief journal to record your emotions • Choosing a grief partner to help you through tough times • Dealing with insensitive remarks made by others Warm and personal, and a rich source of useful insights and coping strategies, Surviving the Death of a Sibling is a unique addition to the literature of bereavement. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sibling Society

Papers Presented at the Robert Bly Colloquium
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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The Sibling Society is an edited collection of papers presented at the Robert Bly Colloquium at Kent State University. This work brings together traditional disciplines- English, Psychology, Sociology- but the outcome is unusual in that there is no one school of thought. These papers make a statement about a culture and society that is evolving and multifaceted. The conference attracts an eclectic scholarship and is unusual in the number and kinds of disciplines it folds in. Readers will benefit from the various perspectives in social commentary and criticism. This collection is of interest to psychologists, sociologists, mental health care counselors, and all scholars in the humanities.


Ecstatic Poems
Author: Robert Bly,Mirabai,Jane Hirshfield
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807063866
Category: Poetry
Page: 103
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A powerful collection of poems by the fifteenth-century female mystic traces the poetess's journey from her royal trappings to the countryside, where she became a saint and a martyr.

Among the Hidden

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689848070
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Autism, the Invisible Cord

A Sibling's Diary
Author: Barbara S. Cain
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781433811913
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Using the form of a fourteen-year-old girl's diary in which she discusses life with a younger brother who has autism, explains what autism is, how autistic people behave, and what it is like to have someone with the condition in the family.

Special Siblings

Growing Up with Someone with a Disability
Author: Mary McHugh
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 241
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The author combines her memories of life with her mentally challenged brother and interviews with other siblings that have similar experiences to explore the wide spectrum of feelings, from anger and guilt to love and pride, experienced by family members.

Why Siblings Matter

The Role of Brother and Sister Relationships in Development and Well-Being
Author: Naomi White,Claire Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247167
Category: Psychology
Page: 162
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Many people grow up with at least one sibling. These siblings are often ‘fellow travellers’ through adversity or significant life events; they can act as a source of support for some children while a source of conflict for others. For these reasons, siblings are a potentially powerful influence on development and this book is one of the first of its kind to provide an overview of cutting-edge psychological research on this important relationship. Why Siblings Matter is a cornerstone text on siblinghood. Integrating findings from a 10 year longitudinal study alongside wider research, it provides a lifespan perspective examining the impact of sibling relationships on children’s development and well-being. This text situates siblings in their historical, developmental and family context, considers the influence of siblings on children’s development and adjustment, and provides an introduction to new research on siblings in diverse contexts. The authors discuss sibling relationships in varied populations such as siblings with disabilities, siblings in different cultures and siblings in non-traditional families, while also considering the practical implications of research. Covering both classical studies and new results this book offers take-home messages for promoting positive sibling interactions. It will be invaluable reading for students and researchers in developmental psychology and family studies and professionals in education, health and social work.

Because.someone I Love Has Cancer

Kids' Activity Book
Author: American Cancer Society
Publisher: Amer Cancer Society
ISBN: 9780944235324
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 79
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Use art to help your child deal with cancer in the family Your child may struggle with the uncertainty andinevitable change that come when a chronic illnessaffects someone they know. Because . . . SomeoneI Love Has Cancer offers your child support, encouragement,and opportunity for imaginative personalexpression. This inspired publication is designedto address the basic goals of therapeutic supportfor children (ages of 6–12) who have a loved onewith cancer. Creative activities allow your child towork through and express unfamiliar feelings andlearn to recognize and tap into positive moments.

Raising Mediators

How Smart Parents Use Mediation to Transform Sibling Conflict and Empower Their Children
Author: Emily de Schweinitz Taylor
Publisher: Em Taylor Communications LLC
ISBN: 9780999171707
Category: Child rearing
Page: N.A
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Raising Mediators explores how parents can implement mediation principles to teach their children collaborative problem solving, perspective taking, and empathy skills.

Iron John

A Book about Men
Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306824272
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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In this timeless and deeply learned classic, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it means to be a man. Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men, as well as on reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy tale "Iron John"—in which a mentor or "Wild Man" guides a young man through eight stages of male growth—to remind us of ways of knowing long forgotten, images of deep and vigorous masculinity centered in feeling and protective of the young. At once down-to-earth and elevated, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical and often painful lessons of our own histories, Iron John is an astonishing work that will continue to guide and inspire men—and women—for years to come.

The Maiden King

The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine
Author: Robert Bly,Marion Woodman
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780805057782
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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From Robert Bly, author of the groundbreaking bestseller Iron John, and famed Jungian analyst Marion Woodman comes an interpretation of a primordial folktale that takes the message behind Iron John to its next phase: the reunion of masculine and feminine. Bly and Woodman interpret the archetypal symbols embedded in an ancient Russian story, The Maiden King, a tale woven of an absent father, a possessive stepmother, a false tutor, and a young man over-whelmed by a beautiful maiden. When the young man's weak response to the maiden ss her retreating in anger, he must go on a quest for self-discovery that leads to Baba Yaga, the fierce yet empowering old woman of Russian folk tradition. The male tency toward impotence in the face of feminine magnificence, the female fear of power and abandonment that leads to rage, the need to get beyond oppositional thinking en route to the Divine, these are issues the book addresses with wisdom and lyricism. The true heir to Iron John, The Maiden King may be the intellectual answer to Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.

The Sibling Society

Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Perseus Books
Category: Psychology
Page: 319
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Looks beyond the individual psyche to examine the problems of American culture as a whole, explaining how we have become an infantilized society and challenging readers to rediscover individual maturity and responsibility

Spirit and Flesh

Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church
Author: James M. Ault, Jr.
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773434
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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In an attempt to understand the growing popularity and influence of Christian fundamentalism, sociologist and documentary filmmaker James Ault spent three years inside the world of a Massachusetts fundamentalist church.Spirit and Flesh takes us into worship services, home Bible studies, youth events, men’s prayer breakfasts, and bitter conflicts leading to a church split. We come to know the members of the congregation and see how the church acts as an extended family that provides support and security along with occasional tensions. Intimate and rigorously fair-minded, Spirit and Flesh will help non-religious readers better understand their fellow citizens, and will allow devout readers to see themselves through the eyes of a sympathetic outsider. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crooked Cucumber

The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
Author: David Chadwick
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307768694
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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Shunryu Suzuki is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. This most influential teacher comes vividly to life in Crooked Cucumber, the first full biography of any Zen master to be published in the West. To make up his intimate and engrossing narrative, David Chadwick draws on Suzuki's own words and the memories of his students, friends, and family. Interspersed with previously unpublished passages from Suzuki's talks, Crooked Cucumber evokes a down-to-earth life of the spirit. Along with Suzuki we can find a way to "practice with mountains, trees, and stones and to find ourselves in this big world." From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Pecking Order

A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become
Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307489450
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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The family is our haven, the place where we all start off on equal footing — or so we like to think. But if that’s the case, why do so many siblings often diverge widely in social status, wealth, and education? In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley shatters our notions of how our childhoods affect us, and why we become who we are. Economic and social inequality among adult siblings is not the exception, Conley asserts, but the norm: over half of all inequality is within families, not between them. And it is each family’s own “pecking order” that helps to foster such disparities. Moving beyond traditionally accepted theories such as birth order or genetics to explain family dynamics, Conley instead draws upon three major studies to explore the impact of larger social forces that shape each family and the individuals within it. From Bill and Roger Clinton to the stories of hundreds of average Americans, here we are introduced to an America where class identity is ever changing and where siblings cannot necessarily follow the same paths. This is a book that will forever alter our idea of family. From the Trade Paperback edition.