Ready Or Not

This provocative volume: Examines the leadership challenges of early childhood education, drawing lessons from extensive interviews and focus groups and from historical analyses.

Ready Or Not

After more than a century of evolution, early childhood care and education in the United States is in transition. In this frank discussion of the field's purpose, identity, and responsibility, the authors examine the major issues that must be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. They show how adaptive leadership work can unify the field, create openness to new change strategies, generate a shared vision, and build a viable strategy for its achievement. This provocative volume: Examines the leadership challenges of early childhood education, drawing lessons from extensive interviews and focus groups and from historical analyses. Suggests how the early care and education field can position itself to take charge of its future, rather than being driven by external influences. Outlines the need to focus internally, along with a challenging assessment of the field's resistance to change. Focuses on the necessity for the early care and education field to engage in critical adaptive work or risk the consequences of not doing so.

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In Ready or Not, Kay Hymowitz offers a startling look at the forces in the popular culture that bombard our children today.

Ready Or Not

“Children grow up too fast today!” This complaint, often tinged with a sense of bewilderment and helplessness, is heard with increasing frequency among parents today. Indeed, even the preteen “tweens” are sophisticated beyond their years, experiencing, sexual and emotional aspects of life heretofore considered “adult” and facing emotional and material overload that in the relatively recent past would have daunted people twice their age. In Ready or Not, Kay Hymowitz offers a startling look at the forces in the popular culture that bombard our children today. In particular she shows how “experts” urging us to treat children as “small adults” have affected our ideas about childhood. The most pernicious effect of this new development, she believes, is that the independence and other trappings of maturity that children are given (rather than earning) at an early age makes them paradoxically less able to negotiate the passage to adulthood than their predecessors in an earlier, more protective time.

Ready Or Not They re Gay

In Ready or Not; They're Gay, the Wagners share their own journey to acceptance of their sons' sexual identity with the hope that other families will be better equipped to approach the news of a gay child or loved one in a healthy, positive ...

Ready Or Not   They re Gay

Paul and Hjordy Wagner know what it's like to have a child come out- they have had that conversation not once, but twice. Both their sons, Brad and Andrew are gay. The Wagners quickly embraced their sons' sexuality, but they soon realized that for other families, the transition was not as smooth.Many young gay people today muster the courage to come out to family and are made to feel ostracized and abandoned by loved ones as a result. In Ready or Not.They're Gay, the Wagners share their own journey to acceptance of their sons' sexual identity with the hope that other families will be better equipped to approach the news of a gay child or loved one in a healthy, positive way. Including a range of perspectives on the experience from their circle of family and friends, they offer guidance for parents and teachers of gay children and tips from the GLBT community on how to make the coming-out talk easier on both parties.

Ready Or Not Here We Come

A guide full of strategies and humor for the parents of newborn twins.

Ready Or Not   Here We Come

You've expanded (to the point where you've traded high-fashion maternity wear for your husband's XXL T-shirts), answered way too many questions about your babies' conception, and felt your belly bounce like jelly as your dynamic duo engaged in a boxing match. And the adventure has only begun! In her first humor-packed guide to raising twins, Elizabeth Lyons and her “multiples” sorority offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies, and sage advice.Topics include: -Preparing the Lair: Mandatory Gear for Babies and Mom -Twinproofing Your Marriage -Breastfeeding Strategies (and Why It's Okay if You Don't) -Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches -Getting Twins on a Schedule—Preferably the Same One Lyons balances the day-to-day challenges of raising twins—from double feedings to sleep deprivation to getting out while pretending everything's under control—with a sanity-saving dose of camaraderie. By the end, you'll be smiling and shouting, “Thank heaven, I'm not alone!”

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Ready Or Not Mr Croc

PICTURE BOOKS. Mr Croc is a great new character. In this second book, he is getting dressed and ready to go out. Help him put on his clothes with the wonderful pull tabs and be surprised by the pop up ending.

Ready Or Not Mr Croc

PICTURE BOOKS. Mr Croc is a great new character. In this second book, he is getting dressed and ready to go out. Help him put on his clothes with the wonderful pull tabs and be surprised by the pop up ending. Gorgeous young child-friendly artwork, and a great interactive book.

Ready Or Not

Sometimes wrong is extra right.

Ready Or Not

Sometimes wrong is extra right. Mallory Spencer is in charge. As the face of Soho Savvy, the advertising firm she owns with her three best friends, it's important that she's poised, polished, and put together. However, as she watches her friends couple up and settle down, she wonders about her own happily ever after. One thing's for sure. It's not going to happen with that blue-eyed bartender from Showplace. It's irritatingly clear they couldn't be more wrong for each other...or have more chemistry. Hope Sanders wants nothing more than to keep her head down and craft a better life for herself running everyone's favorite nightspot. That means ignoring the groupies that flock to the bar to stare at her all night. However, an uptight brunette has snagged Hope's attention and she knows a challenge when she sees it. A Soho Loft Romance

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In Ready or Not, she continues the discussion, showing how these same parenting practices, combined with a desperate need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail spectacularly.

Ready or Not

The New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well explores how today’s parenting techniques and our myopic educational system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future—and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness. In The Price of Privilege, respected clinician, Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Continuing to address the mistaken notions about what children need to thrive in Teach Your Children Well, Levine tore down the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. In Ready or Not, she continues the discussion, showing how these same parenting practices, combined with a desperate need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail spectacularly. Increasingly, the world we know has become disturbing, unfamiliar, and even threatening. In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, adults are doubling-down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. Yet these daunting expectations, combined with the stress parents feel and unwittingly project onto their children, are leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed—and unprepared for the future that awaits them. While these damaging effects are known, the world into which these children are coming of age is not. And continuing to focus primarily on grades and performance are leaving kids more ill-prepared than ever to navigate the challenges to come. But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists, Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

Ready Or Not

What's a crazy busy (but kind of lazy) home cook to do? The answer: pick up this book. Ready or Not makes healthy Paleo home cooking a breeze, no matter if there's time to prepare or just minutes to spare.

Ready Or Not

Ready or not, it's a new cookbook from the creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the wildly popular blog, app, and best-selling cookbook! You know how it is: some days, you're fired up and ready to cook; other days, you dread the thought of making dinner. More often than not, you find yourself floating somewhere between inspiration and desperation. What's a crazy busy (but kind of lazy) home cook to do? The answer: pick up this book. Ready or Not makes healthy Paleo home cooking a breeze, no matter if there's time to prepare or just minutes to spare. Whether you're a fastidious planner or a last-minute improviser, you'll find plenty of deliciously nourishing options, from make-ahead feasts to lightning-fast leftover makeovers. Presented in Nom Nom Paleo's deliriously fun comic book style, Ready or Not makes Paleo cooking easy, no matter how much time you have. In fact, this cookbook is organized into color-coded sections to match your readiness level: GET SET! First, stock your kitchen with essential building blocks--from store-bought necessities to D.I.Y. ingredients that'll set you up for anytime cooking. READY! Got time to cook? Turn to these recipes for make-ahead meals and spectacular dishes like Pressure Cooker Bo Ssam and Strawberry Almond Semifreddo! KINDA READY! Learn how to transform pantry staples and leftovers into impromptu meals that'll satisfy the most discriminating palates. NOT READY! Emergency meals can be delicious, too. In this section, you'll find super-fast recipes like savory stir-fries and sheet pan suppers. Along with colorfully written and gorgeously photographed step-by-step recipes presented in a cheeky cartoon format, Ready or Not features kitchen hacks, Paleo ingredient guides, meal plans, shopping lists and more!"

All American Girl Ready Or Not

And I'm here before you today because I fear American families have been
weakened . . . not just by the financial demands on them, but because of a basic
failure of communication. I understand the pressures on today's parents, who are
 ...

All American Girl  Ready Or Not

All American Girl: Ready or Not is the sequel to the bestselling All American Girl by Meg Cabot, author of the phenomenally successful The Princess Diaries. A year ago Sam Madison saved the President of the USA from assassination. A year ago she became a teen celebrity – and started dating David, the First Son. Now, one year on, everyone thinks Sam is ready – for just about anything. Her art teacher thinks she's ready to draw naked people. The President thinks she's ready to present his Return to Family bill to the American people on live TV. And scariest of all, David seems to think he and Sam are ready to crank their relationship up to the next level. They are ready to Do It! Everyone thinks Sam is ready – except Sam herself. But will David be prepared to wait for his All American Girl?

One World Ready Or Not

Boeing, he said, was trying to convince XAC to forgo any ambitions for a
freestanding aircraft because it made no sense in the global marketplace. "Every
company in China wants to build the whole thing," Whitney went on. "What we're
trying ...

One World  Ready Or Not

A national best-seller written by the editor of Rolling Stone magazine explores the realities and complexities of today's global economy, and its impact on the future. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Summer Camp

Ernestine and Amanda, two African-American girls growing up in the 1950s, go away to different summer camps and make discoveries about what they can expect from themselves and other people.

Summer Camp

Ernestine and Amanda, two African-American girls growing up in the 1950s, go away to different summer camps and make discoveries about what they can expect from themselves and other people.

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Grown-up, gorgeous and good-with-children. Is Heidi's dilemma simply a case of the 'grass is greener on the other side'? Praise for Chris Manby 'Dry wit that sits just beneath the surface.

Ready or Not

Every bride is entitled to some pre-wedding jitters. And who wouldn't think twice about marriage when their fiancé gets their eyebrows shaved off just in time to look horrendous for the photographs? But what if it's not the ceremony that freaks you out but the happy ever after? Heidi Savage wonders whether she can really forsake all others for macho, beer-swilling Ed. The what-if's are too pressing to ignore... Will the answer come in the form of her ex-boyfriend Steven? Grown-up, gorgeous and good-with-children. Is Heidi's dilemma simply a case of the 'grass is greener on the other side'? Praise for Chris Manby 'Dry wit that sits just beneath the surface...A delicious read' - Daily Mail 'Nothing short of brilliant' - Marie Claire

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A sixteen-year-old girl, mother to a younger sister and brother, longs to be beautiful, and thus happy, until she meets a playground counselor who helps her see the importance of caring about the world and the realities of life.

Ready Or Not

A story with truth and meaning for readers of all ages.

Ready Or Not

No alibis, no cohorts, no one to share the blame. What did I do? I asked myself
again and again. So I sat there, horrified, not knowing what would happen to me.
After a few minutes which seemed like an eternity, the door opened. I was frozen.

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"'2008: Beijing Olympics: We're ready.'" I wondered, "Are we?" "Ready or Not" chronicles one teenage boy's excitement about the upcoming Olympics in Beijing. His life has been uprooted by the changes in his city from the Chinese government's many modernization projects. When he meets a visiting Christian man who is there to see the Olympics, their lives both change as the American inadvertently gets tangled up in a terrorist plot. Will he be able to escape the terrorists' grasp? Will the terrorists' plan succeed? What can an American Christian man and a wide-eyed Chinese teenager do to thwart the evil about to be brought upon an entire nation? They'll have to do something fast, "Ready or Not"!

Ready Or Not

Mr. Shackett was not able to drive much as he had problems with varicose veins
in his legs. Most of the summer he ... the next six years. The atmosphere at home
was somber, and the house was 44 READY OR NOT 1939, WAR IN EUROPE.

Ready Or Not

In "Ready or Not," readers will come to know and appreciate World War II B-17 pilot and former POW Angier, one of the many heroes of what author and journalist Tom Brokaw has called "the greatest generation."

Coming Ready Or Not

At six months to countdown CRON will be expanded thus: Coming Ready Or Not.
All leaders are then to contact Mother ships for final instructions. “Who's kidding
who?” Henry laughs. “Were playing hide and seek, ninety-nine, a hundred, ...

Coming Ready Or Not

Coming Ready Or Not: Global Warming by Trevor S. Bourn An exciting blend of science fiction and political intrigue, Coming Ready Or Not by Trevor S. Bourn is a new novel readers will not want to miss. Set in Australia, it tells the story of a group of civilians and government officials who must confront the challenge of a worldwide social and environmental disaster. Is this impending doom the result of global warming, of alien invasion, or of international conspiracy? Read Coming Ready Or Not and you, like the rest of humanity, will soon find answers in the book that will challenge your understanding of current events and your old perceptions of reality. Reader beware: listen to the frogs!

Ready Or Not

They are concerned that households will not follow the directions and may use
the antibiotics or antivirals in the MedKits to treat a household member who
becomes sick during a nonemergency. A CDC study conducted in collaboration
with ...

Ready Or Not

The severe budget cuts by fed., state, and local governments are leaving public health (PH) departments understaffed and without the basic capabilities required to respond to crises. Nearly 10 years ago during the 9/11 and anthrax tragedies, it became clear the PH system was out-of-date to face modern health threats -- and an historic investment was made to help upgrade the system. Significant progress was made to improve how we prevent, identify, and contain new disease outbreaks and bioterrorism threats and respond to the aftermath of natural disasters. Now, the economic situation is putting almost a decade of gains at risk. The latest budget cuts will exacerbate the vulnerable areas in U.S. emergency health preparedness. A print on demand report.