The Trophy Child

Then tight-lipped Bronte returns home—but another member of the household goes missing, in this chilling tale of mystery and suspense by the author of The Mistake I Made and Just What Kind of Mother Are You? “Absorbing . . . unexpected ...

The Trophy Child

“Paula Daly is acclaimed for her distinctive voice, masterful plotting, and terrifying depictions of ordinary people whose everyday lives are turned upside down through deception and murder. In her unsettling new domestic thriller, “The Trophy Child”, Daly digs beneath the serene surface of the idyllic suburban Lake District community where families strive for perfection, delivering a suspenseful, surprising story of motherhood and fallibility. Karen Bloom is not the coddling mother type. She believes in raising her children for success. Some in the neighborhood call her assertive, others say she's driven, but in gossiping circles she's known as: the tiger mother. Karen believes that tough discipline is the true art of parenting and that achievement leads to ultimate happiness. She expects her husband and her children to perform at 200 percent—no matter the cost. But in an unending quest for excellence, her seemingly flawless family start to rebel against her. Her husband Noel is a handsome doctor with a proclivity for alcohol and women. Their prodigy daughter, Bronte, is excelling at school, music lessons, dance classes, and yet she longs to run away. Verity, Noel's teenage daughter from his first marriage, is starting to display aggressive behavior. And Karen's son from a previous relationship falls deeper into drug use. When tragedy strikes the Blooms, Karen's carefully constructed facade begins to fall apart—and once the deadly cracks appear, they are impossible to stop. A thrilling tale of ambition and murder, Daly's richly imagined world of suburban striving and motherly love is an absorbing page-turner about the illusions of perfection and the power games between husband and wife, parent and child.

The Trophy Child

"Karen Bloom is not the coddling mother type.

The Trophy Child

Paula Daly is acclaimed for her distinctive voice, masterful plotting, and terrifying depictions of ordinary people whose everyday lives are turned upside down through deception and murder. In her unsettling new domestic thriller, The Trophy Child, Daly digs beneath the serene surface of the idyllic suburban Lake District community where families strive for perfection, delivering a suspenseful, surprising story of motherhood and fallibility. Karen Bloom is not the coddling mother type. She believes in raising her children for success. Some in the neighborhood call her assertive, others say she's driven, but in gossiping circles she's known as: the tiger mother. Karen believes that tough discipline is the true art of parenting and that achievement leads to ultimate happiness. She expects her husband and her children to perform at 200 percent--no matter the cost. But in an unending quest for excellence, her seemingly flawless family start to rebel against her. Her husband Noel is a handsome doctor with a proclivity for alcohol and women. Their prodigy daughter, Bronte, is excelling at school, music lessons, dance classes, and yet she longs to run away. Verity, Noel's teenage daughter from his first marriage, is starting to display aggressive behavior. And Karen's son from a previous relationship falls deeper into drug use. When tragedy strikes the Blooms, Karen's carefully constructed facade begins to fall apart--and once the deadly cracks appear, they are impossible to stop. A thrilling tale of ambition and murder, Daly's richly imagined world of suburban striving and motherly love is an absorbing page-turner about the illusions of perfection and the power games between husband and wife, parent and child.

The Trophy Child

Each contained a small square of fireproof glass, and Joanne stole a quick look through them and was surprised at how well behaved the children were. Each child sat tall in their seat, eyes to the front of the class.

The Trophy Child

'A terrific page turner.' Guardian 'Kept me guessing right until the end. I devoured it.' Claire Douglas 'The UK's answer to Liane Moriarty. Amazing' Claire McGowan ___ A doting mother or a pushy parent? Karen Bloom expects perfection. Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment and she won't be making the same mistake again with her beloved, talented child, Bronte. Bronte's every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing extra schoolwork and whatever it takes to excel. But as Karen pushes Bronte to the brink, the rest of the family crumbles. Karen's husband, Noel, is losing himself in work, and his teenage daughter from his first marriage, Verity, is becoming ever more volatile. The family is dangerously near breaking point. Karen would know when to stop . . . wouldn't she? ___ Readers are obsessed with The Trophy Child: ***** 'Suspenseful and engaging with a shocking ending.' ***** 'I absolutely raced through The Trophy Child, snatching every spare moment I could to read just a few more pages.' ***** 'Gripping from start to finish. Her best so far!' IF YOU'VE ALREADY RACED THROUGH THE TROPHY CHILD THEN DON'T MISS CLEAR MY NAME, THE CAPTIVATING NEW THRILLER FROM PAULA DALY. *OUT NOW!*

Trophy Child

Saving Parents from Performance, Preparing Children for Something Greater Than Themselves Ted Cunningham. 225, then 250, then 275. When they called me up for the trophy, Mr. Groth and all my buddies went nuts. As we left the event, ...

Trophy Child

Written for every mom who helps too much with homework just to impress the teacher and every dad who takes credit for his daughter’s soccer success, Trophy Child will give parents the encouragement they need to nurture their kids into who God created them to be. Our culture’s obsession with achievement often leads parents to form expectations for their kids based on the world’s standards, not on the Bible. As a result, their kids feel they never measure up. Trophy Child will help modern Christian parents create a home where children find success in following their heavenly Father’s leading for them—and readers know the joy of seeing their children embrace their full potential as children of God.

Trophy Child

Trophy Child

'Kept me guessing right until the end. I devoured it.' Claire Douglas, author of LOCAL GIRL MISSING ********* A doting mother or a pushy parent? Karen Bloom expects perfection. Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment and she won't be making the same mistake again with her beloved, talented child, Bronte. Bronte's every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing extra schoolwork and whatever it takes to excel. But as Karen pushes Bronte to the brink, the rest of the family crumbles. Karen's husband, Noel, is losing himself in work, and his teenage daughter from his first marriage, Verity, is becoming ever more volatile. The family is dangerously near breaking point. Karen would know when to stop . . . wouldn't she? ********* 'Another fantastic twisty-turny novel by one of my favourite authors. I am always enthralled by her books and this is her best yet' Jill Mansell 'The UK's answer to Liane Moriarty. Amazing' Claire McGowan 'Sheer perfection. The Trophy Child is gripping, darkly funny and bound to induce spasms of guilt in even the least pushy parent. I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled. I want to stand on a mountain top and tell everyone to read this brilliant novel' Mark Edwards

Children and Youth Speak for Themselves

trophies, but they also give trophies to the top finishers by age or below a certain rating, and only those children who do not receive overall awards can qualify for these trophies. Children I met during fieldwork wanted to go to ...

Children and Youth Speak for Themselves

The volume is a collection of articles from scholars who pay particular attention to children and/or adolescents' voices, interpretations, perspectives, and experiences within specific social and cultural contexts. Contributions include research stemming from a broad spectrum of methodological and theoretical orientations.

Trophy Kid

Trophy kid, or How I was adopted by he rich and famous/Steve Alinsky – lsted. p.cm. Summary. Since his much publicized adoptional age three by American movieslas, thirteen-yearold Josefs carefully scripted public life has hidden the ...

Trophy Kid

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Joe is the ultimate trophy kid. His adoptive parents are Hollywood’s favorite power couple, Academy Award–winning actress Greta Powell and actor/director/political candidate Robert Francis. Life with them has been one big photo-op since Joe became a war orphan at the ripe old age of three. And what better way for Greta and Robert to celebrate how far Joe’s come—and how much they’ve helped him—than for Joe to describe his experiences in a moving autobiography? Of course, Greta and Robert don’t actually intend for Joe to write the book himself. Or for him to include any unflattering details about them. That’s why they’ve hired an experienced professional for the job. But Tom Dolan is no ordinary writer, and he’s determined to help Joe tell the real story of growing up with the two most famous celebrities in America. Even if it means going back to Joe’s homeland, with his image-conscious parents in tow. . . .

The Human Magnet Syndrome

To be a narcissist's treasured trophy, the gifted child must maintain their valuable and coveted object status; on command, they can generate “oohs” and “ahs” for their compliment-starved parent. They are happiest when boasting about ...

The Human Magnet Syndrome

A psychotherapist’s guide to codependency, narcissism, the treatment of narcissistic abuse, and achieving healthy love from yourself and others. Since the dawn of civilization, people have been magnetically and irresistibly drawn together, not so much by what they see, feel, and think, but more by invisible, unconscious romantic forces. This seductive, alluring, and seemingly impossible-to-avoid love force is the Human Magnet Syndrome. It bends oppositely-matched partners in a breakup-resistant, rollercoaster-like relationship. Magnetic-like attraction, or “chemistry,” brings codependents and narcissists together in an enchanting fantasy that can never be sustained. Given time, a codependent’s soulmate dreams will predictably melt away, leaving them with the cellmate reality. This revised and updated, breakthrough book not only explains why codependents habitually fall prey to harmful and manipulative narcissists, but also why they predictably sabotage their dreams for freedom, happiness, and self-love. Rosenberg’s pioneering work on relationships, codependency, and narcissism is a necessary road map for receiving healthy love—both from others and ourselves. Praise for The Human Magnet Syndrome “I recommend The Human Magnet Syndrome to those who work in social services, education, chemical dependency, or the counseling fields and to the people they touch. It’s time to wake up and this brilliant book sounds the alarm we need.”—Melody Beattie, bestselling author of Codependent No More “This book will help anyone understand the attractors of love and consequent suffering. I recommend it to couples who are mystified by the depth and repetition of their pain, and to therapists whose destiny is to help them.”—Harville Hendrix, bestselling co-author of Getting the Love You Want and creator of Imago Relationship Therapy

Parenting by the Book

But these parents seek not just material and social success for their children, but success for themselves. In today's parenting world, honor goes to the parents who raise the trophy child who plays Carnegie Hall at age six, and so on.

Parenting by the Book

Picture respectful, responsible, obedient children who entertain themselves without television or video games, do their own homework, and have impeccable manners. A pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Not so, says family psychologist and bestselling author John Rosemond. Any parent who so desires can grow children who fit that description -- happy, emotionally healthy children who honor their parents and their families with good behavior and do their best in school. In the 1960s, American parents stopped listening to their elders when it came to child rearing and began listening instead to professional experts. Since then, raising children has become fraught with anxiety, stress, and frustration. The solution, says John, lies in raising children according to biblical principles, the same principles that guided parents successfully for hundreds of years. They worked then, and they still work now! Through his nationally syndicated newspaper column and eleven books, John has been helping families raise happy, well-behaved children for more than thirty years. In Parenting by The Book, which John describes as both a "mission and a ministry," he brings parents back to the uncomplicated basics. Herein fi nd practical, Bible-based advice that will help you be the parent you want to be, with children who will be, as the Bible promises, "a delight to your soul" (Pro. 29-17). As a bonus, John also promises to make you laugh along the way.

Open Your Eyes

Paula Daly--"a master of psychological thrillers" (Library Journal)--returns with a pulse-pounding tale of domestic suspense that follows a bestselling crime novelist's tragic turn from fictional perpetrator into real-life victim

Open Your Eyes

Paula Daly--"a master of psychological thrillers" (Library Journal)--returns with a pulse-pounding tale of domestic suspense that follows a bestselling crime novelist's tragic turn from fictional perpetrator into real-life victim

Clear My Name

A rising star in domestic suspense broadens her canvas in a brilliant new thriller in which a woman convicted of murdering her husband's lover waits to be exonerated by a female investigator battling her own dark past

Clear My Name

A rising star in domestic suspense broadens her canvas in a brilliant new thriller in which a woman convicted of murdering her husband's lover waits to be exonerated by a female investigator battling her own dark past

Strictly Parenting

sexual problems!) and other issues that are way beyond the child's cognitive and emotional competencies. ... Trophy parenting is where parents push their children to achieve the sporting, artistic oracademic success that theywished for ...

Strictly Parenting

If you want to land your kids in therapy, then by all means, give them everything under the sun. In his work as a family psychologist, Michael Carr-Gregg has noticed a worrying trend in our modern parenting styles, which sees kids running riot and parents running for cover. In our desire to give our kids the best, we may have given them way too much, and overlooked the importance of setting boundaries. He believes it's a recipe for disaster. In Strictly Parenting, Michael asks parents to take a good hard look at the way they are parenting - to toughen up and stop trying to be their kids' best friends. He instead offers practical evidence-based solutions on how to take back the reins and start making the most of the precious family years. With a user-friendly A-Z guide covering all the tricky issues that parents encounter over the years - everything from birthday parties and bedtimes to sex and drugs - this is an invaluable and very timely resource for parents of all school-aged kids.

Trophy Kid

Will he win, or will he lose? From the author of the award-winning book The Tuckshop Kid comes the companion adventure about tennis, tuckshop and tricks of the mind. Also in this series: The Tuckshop Kid; The Toilet Kid.

Trophy Kid

here is someone in trouble at Matt's school and for once it's not him! Marcus Wright - the boy all the girls swoon over - is a future tennis star. He has a solid forehand, a strong backhand, but his biggest asset is his mind. It can picture great shots like a movie screen and will him to victory, even when he's losing. But when Marcus learns he has to win the next state title or lose someone he loves, his mind is tested like never before. He has to turn to a girl he has a crush on, Kayla, and a tuckshop expert named Matthew for help. And they don't know a thing about tennis. Will he win, or will he lose? From the author of the award-winning book The Tuckshop Kid comes the companion adventure about tennis, tuckshop and tricks of the mind. Also in this series: The Tuckshop Kid; The Toilet Kid.

The Material Child

Research in more wealthy societies such as Norway has pointed to the phenomenon of 'trophy children', and the considerable amounts of money spent on items such as high-tech buggies (strollers), designer baby clothes and play equipment ...

The Material Child

Children today are growing up in an increasingly commercialised world. But should we see them as victims of manipulative marketing, or as competent participants in consumer culture? The Material Child provides a comprehensive critical overview of debates about children's changing engagement with the commercial market. It moves from broad overviews of the theory and history of children's consumption to insightful case studies of key areas such as obesity, sexualisation, children's broadcasting and education. In the process, it challenges much of the received wisdom about the effects of advertising and marketing, arguing for a more balanced account that locates children's consumption within a broader analysis of social relationships, for example within the family and the peer group. While refuting the popular view of children as incompetent and vulnerable consumers that is adopted by many campaigners, it also rejects the easy celebration of consumption as an expression of children's power and autonomy. Written by one of the leading international scholars in the field, The Material Child will be of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers, as well as parents, teachers and others who work directly with children.

The Future of Capitalism

consequence, child-rearing among the educated class became more time-consuming, and so couples cut back on the number of children they had, reducing family size.2 Trophy wives gave way to trophy children: reader, I reared one.fn1 The ...

The Future of Capitalism

*FEATURED IN BILL GATES'S 2019 SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS* From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now. In a passionate and polemical book, celebrated economist Paul Collier outlines brilliantly original and ethical ways of healing these rifts - economic, social and cultural - with the cool head of pragmatism, rather than the fervour of ideological revivalism. He reveals how he has personally lived across these three divides, moving from working-class Sheffield to hyper-competitive Oxford, and working between Britain and Africa, and acknowledges some of the failings of his profession. Drawing on his own solutions as well as ideas from some of the world's most distinguished social scientists, he shows us how to save capitalism from itself - and free ourselves from the intellectual baggage of the 20th century.

My Poetic Journey

Mine wasn't the first one to happen but having been projected as the 'trophy child' so far, may be the wound had cut a bit deeper. The progression of shock to refusal had been swift and seemed unrelenting to find a closure.

My Poetic Journey

A tear I did not display A word I could not say To reach out to you my friend I penned a poem everyday ‘My Poetic Journey’ is a collection of poems that flow synchronously with the memoir of a teenager as he transitions from questioning himself to challenging the tradition itself. Written both in Hindi and English, the poems mark every milestone of this journey where he finds new friends and discovers love in friendship. ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??

Generation to Generation

That's because every child eventually grows up to become an adult with a mind of his or her own. ... If your goal as a parent is to raise trophy children who follow in your footsteps so that you can brag on them and feel successful as a ...

Generation to Generation

In this practical book, author, parent, and youth ministry expert Rice challenges parents to enjoy their roles as the primary spiritual caregivers for their children, and provides fun, effective, and easy-to-use ideas to help strengthen faith and knowledge through family life.

Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

... allowing more parental resources to be spent on each child: some have termed Millennials “trophy children” and their parents “helicopter parents,” to refer to parents that play an unusually large role in their children's lives.

Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.

Brass Diva

... was so popular in the 1930s and '40s that her fan mail rivaled that of Shirley Temple, Fox's trophy child star. ... Clean-cut and happy, Henie was wildly popular among children, especially girls and young teens who wrote the bulk of ...

Brass Diva

A comprehensive biography of the life and career of American star of stage and film musicals, Ethel Merman, that chronicles her childhood, family, early film appearances, and success in the entertainment industry.