The Family Virtues Guide

Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves

The Family Virtues Guide

Provides advice on teaching children respect, honesty, responsibility, compassion, and faith

The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Successful Child

All You Need to Encourage Your Child to Excel at Home and School

The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Successful Child

As parents struggle with these questions on a daily basis, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Raising a Successful Child helps put their fears to rest, providing them with professional, reassuring advice on how to raise a "successful" child according to their own standards. The Everything Parent’s Guide to Raising a Successful Child walks parents through all emotional, intellectual, and physical aspects of development. It’s the first step in establishing realistic expectations, setting boundaries, and helping shape the mind of a responsible, well-rounded, happy young adult.

Enough Blood Shed

101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War

Enough Blood Shed

Enough Blood Shed confronts the reality of a world awash in weapons and the belief that war is inevitable, with people powerless to change the system. It provides an alternative perspective based on solutions known to be successful because they have been used already. The first part of the book describes the culture of violence that has led the world to this precipice of hopelessness, and then points to signs of hope that a different future is possible. It outlines the steps being made to build a culture of peace, including the phenomenal power of civil society: the second superpower — or the conscience of society. Part Two then focuses on the solutions that are possible for all sectors of society: for individuals, including women, children and youth for schools, educators, activist groups and religious organizations for the media, professionals, business and labor for cities, nations and the global community Focusing on the power of ordinary people to make a difference and packed with effective nonviolent success stories — often in a setting of hate and provocation — the book provides guidance, inspiration, hope and empowerment that peace is not only possible, but can be fun along the way. Mary-Wynne Ashford is Past President of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War which won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. She has been a leader in the international peace and disarmament movement for over 20 years. Guy Dauncey is a sustainability consultant and author of several previous books including Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change.

Project Me for Busy Mothers

A Practical Guide to Finding a Happier Balance

Project Me for Busy Mothers

Do the demands of motherhood tip you out of balance, leaving some parts of your life brushed aside? Are you pulled in all directions - never sure if anything you're doing is 'good enough'? Project Me for Busy Mothers is the essential go-to guide for modern mothers who want to take control of their lives. Become the expert of you and your family by doing the Project Me Life Wheel® assessment, then head straight to the life area chapter that needs your focus first - family, love, health, money, personal growth, productivity, work or fun. You'll soon gain a fresh perspective and become proactive about your own happiness. Filled with practical strategies, guiding questions, inspirational accounts, and a treasure trove of recommended resources, this workbook and guide will motivate you to become the project manager of your life.

Nature and the Human Soul

Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World

Nature and the Human Soul

Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation. If it is true, as Plotkin and others observe, that we live in a culture dominated by adolescent habits and desires, then the enduring societal changes we so desperately need won’t happen until we individually and collectively evolve into an engaged, authentic adulthood. With evocative language and personal stories, including those of elders Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy, this book defines eight stages of human life — Innocent, Explorer, Thespian, Wanderer, Soul Apprentice, Artisan, Master, and Sage — and describes the challenges and benefits of each. Plotkin offers a way of progressing from our current egocentric, aggressively competitive, consumer society to an ecocentric, soul-based one that is sustainable, cooperative, and compassionate. At once a primer on human development and a manifesto for change, Nature and the Human Soul fashions a template for a more mature, fulfilling, and purposeful life — and a better world.

Growing Up Global

Raising Children to Be At Home in the World

Growing Up Global

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. In Growing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” to help give our children a vital global perspective. Whether you’re mastering a greeting in ten different languages, throwing an internationally themed birthday party, or celebrating a newfound holiday, Growing Up Global provides parents and children with a rich, exciting background for exploring and connecting with far-flung nations they may have only heard about on television. Inside you’ll discover • fun activities, games, and suggestions for movies, music, books, magazines, service activities, and websites for expanding your family’s worldview • simple explanations that will help your children grasp the diversity of world faiths • creative ways to gain geography literacy • handy lists of celebrations and customs that offer a fascinating look at how people from different cultures around the world live everyday life Growing Up Global is a book that parents, grandparents, and teachers can turn to again and again for inspiration and motivation as they strive to open the minds of children everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Our Family Meeting Book

Fun and Easy Ways to Manage Time, Build Communication, and Share Responsibility Week by Week

Our Family Meeting Book

Family meetings are proven ways to involve everyone in planning, solving problems, and staying close. Fifty-two agendas invite families to create traditions, resolve issues, set goals, applaud accomplishments, build self-reliance in children, and promote important values. Full of original photographs, eye-catching illustrations, and write-on pages, it's a planning tool that becomes a treasured keepsake.

Library Journal

Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Creating Balance in Your Child's Life

Creating Balance in Your Child's Life

By identifying their children's unique temperaments, the author says parents can reshape schedules to include time for relaxing and discovering activities and experiences on their own.

Simple Loving

A Path to Deeper, More Sustainable Relationships

Simple Loving

Presents ways to create intimacy and joy in relationships through loving self and others, reducing stress, and finding ways to keep romance alive.