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Different Dream Parenting

Author : Jolene Philo
ISBN : 9781572937154
Genre : Religion
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Parenting can be difficult and tiring, especially when you have a special needs child with medical, behavioral, or educational issues. In Different Dream Parenting, author Jolene Philo offers guidance and encouragement through biblical insights and her own personal experiences. Find spiritual wisdom, practical resources, and tools that can help you become an extraordinary advocate for your child. Discover how you can move beyond the challenges and experience the joy of being your child’s biggest and best supporter.

Free Indeed

Author : Javier Alanis
ISBN : 9781506416106
Genre : Religion
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This beautiful, full-color devotional takes you through Lent with daily readings from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Each reading is accompanied by a photo, a quote to ponder, reflection, and prayer. Free Indeed invites you to reflect on Martin Luther’s guide to the basics of Christian faith during the Lenten season, and within the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Being The Other One

Author : Kate Strohm
ISBN : 9781590301500
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Offers an honest look at the emotional challenges faced by siblings with disabled brothers and sisters, such as isolation, grief, anger, and anxiety, along with encouragement and practical strategies for clearly identifying and openly expressing their feelings and concerns--and includes a resources section listing books, organizations, and web sites. Original.

Putting Children First

Author : JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
ISBN : 1101427388
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An internationally renowned authority on children and divorce reveals the latest research-based strategies for helping children survive and thrive before, during, and long after their parents divorce. The breakup of a family can have an enduring impact on children. But as Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll explains with clarity and compassion in this powerful book, parents can positively alter the immediate and long-term effects of divorce on their children. The key is proven, emotionally intelligent parenting strategies that promote children's emotional health, resilience, and ability to lead satisfying lives. Over the past three decades, Pedro-Carroll has worked with families in transition, conducted research, and developed and directed award- winning, court-endorsed programs that have helped thousands of families navigate divorce and its aftermath. Now she shares practical, research- based advice that helps parents: ?gain a deeper understanding of what their children are experiencing ?develop emotionally intelligent parenting strategies with the critical combination of boundless love and appropriate limits on behavior ?reduce conflict with a former spouse and protect children from conflict's damaging effects ?learn what recent brain research reveals about stress and children's developing capabilities Filled with the voices and drawings of children and the stories of families, Putting Children First delivers a positive vision for a future of hope and healing.

Every Child Welcome

Author : Katie Wetherbee
ISBN : 9780825443503
Genre : Religion
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A guide to children's ministry that serves families with special needs Jesus set a high standard when He said "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." The call is not limited to children who will sit quietly at His feet and listen, who color between the lines, who raise their hands and wait to be called upon, and who work at grade level. Children's ministries are responsible to be ready to bring children with disabilities to Jesus' feet too. "Every Child Welcome" is the guide for leaders and volunteers to assist in purposeful planning and skill development for a ministry inclusive of children with unique needs. Experienced children's ministry leaders, and parents of special-needs children themselves, the authors are superbly equipped to offer a thoughtful, thorough approach to creating a positive environment for children--one where all children will be able to digest the important concepts being taught. For leaders and volunteers, "Every Child Welcome" will provide the knowledge and tools to - create a welcoming environment before kids arrive - help children learn more effectively by connecting new information to what they already know - reinforce the main idea of a lesson, building background knowledge and reviewing important concepts - supplement instruction with hands-on activities to increase attention and participation - reinforce and wrap up an activity effectively

No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Author : Jeff Davidson
ISBN : 1633570010
Genre : Religion
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What if the challenges, struggles, and trials in your life turned out to be God's stage for the biggest blessing of your life? What if the circumstances that bewildered and frustrated you the most brought you the closest you had ever been to God?

The Caregiver S Notebook

Author : Jolene Philo
ISBN : 1627070540
Genre : Medical
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This portable organization tool allows caregivers to track medical information in one convenient location and provides spiritual support to face the challenges of the caregiving journey.

Asperger S Syndrome

Author : Melinda Docter, Ed.D.
ISBN : 0470630744
Genre : Family & Relationships
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How parents can help children with Asperger's Syndrome to grow and prosper If you are raising a child with Asperger's Syndrome, it can be a real challenge to find answers to your questions and make decisions while trying to keep pace with the latest developments in research and changes in the growth and behavior of your child. This book comes to the rescue by combining the latest medical information and interventions with clearcut strategies to help your child thrive at home and at school. Covers the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual development of children with Asperger's syndrome from 18 months through adolescence bi Presents the most up-to-date scientific data on Asperger's Syndrome, including the latest neuro-imaging research Offers practical strategies for shaping social interactions, coping with repetitive thoughts and behavior, addressing sensory needs or avoidance, encouraging interests without enabling obsessions, and other challenges Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of available medical treatments, complementary therapies, and early intervention strategies Written by a medical doctor and an educator who has a child with Asperger's From getting a diagnosis, to finding the best schooling options, to helping your child with day-to-day issues and challenges, Asperger's Syndrome is an essential practical resource you will turn to again and again for reliable and current information.

Not What I Expected

Author : Rita Eichenstein
ISBN : 0399171762
Genre : Family & Relationships
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As diagnosis rates continue to rise for autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and other developmental differences, parents face a maze of medical, psychological and educational choices - and a great deal of emotional stress. Many books address children's learning or behaviour problems and advise parents what they can do to help, but until Not What I Expected, there were no books to explain what parents go through emotionally. This book helps parents embrace their child with acceptance, compassion and joy.

When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us

Author : Jane Adams
ISBN : 1439106827
Genre : Family & Relationships
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How do today's parents cope when the dreams we had for our children clash with reality? What can we do for our twenty- and even thirty-somethings who can't seem to grow up? How can we help our depressed, dependent, or addicted adult children, the ones who can't get their lives started, who are just marking time or even doing it? What's the right strategy when our smart, capable "adultolescents" won't leave home or come boomeranging back? Who can we turn to when the kids aren't all right and we, their parents, are frightened, frustrated, resentful, embarrassed, and especially, disappointed? In this groundbreaking book, a social psychologist who's been chronicling the lives of American families for over two decades confronts our deepest concerns, including our silence and self-imposed sense of isolation, when our grown kids have failed to thrive. She listens to a generation that "did everything right" and expected its children to grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. But they haven't, at least, not yet -- and meanwhile, we're letting their problems threaten our health, marriages, security, freedom, careers or retirement, and other family relationships. With warmth, empathy, and perspective, Dr. Adams offers a positive, life-affirming message to parents who are still trying to "fix" their adult children -- Stop! She shows us how to separate from their problems without separating from them, and how to be a positive force in their lives while getting on with our own. As we navigate this critical passage in our second adulthood and their first, the bestselling author of I'm Still Your Mother reminds us that the pleasures and possibilities of postparenthood should not depend on how our kids turn out, but on how we do!

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