"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. . . Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. . .a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised" (KJV). This brand-new devotional, offering equal parts inspiration and encouragement, will uncover the "secrets" of the Proverbs 31 woman. Each reading, tied to a theme from Proverbs 31:10–31, is rooted in biblical truth and spiritual wisdom. You will be inspired to emulate the virtues extolled in this memorable passage of scripture, as you wrap your heart in this timeless message from God's Word.
Children growing up in blended families, with stepparents and stepbrothers and stepsisters, face many of the same challenges as children growing up in more traditional families, along with some that are unique to their situation. How do they work out their relationships with the non-biological members of the family? How do they deal with the children's other family members who don't live with them? The families in this book are challenged by these questions every day. They see difficulties and benefits in their experiences and their stories share many of the things they have learned in their lives.
Parents and teachers can help young people understand the complex world of money and finance—and give them a head start in establishing good financial habits. This guide offers parents and educators resources and discussion topics for materials covered in The Junior Library of Money.
Find out what it takes to be a nurse with character... Nurses work in many settings, including: •Hospitals; •Clinics; •Medical centers; •Nursing homes; •Schools; and •Private homes. These professionals need strong backgrounds in science, psychology, and math. They also need the right personality for the job and the right character. Nurses need to demonstrate: Integrity by dealing honestly with patients... Respect and compassion by aiding those who are sick or in pain... And courage to face crises with strength and endurance. Nurses touch the lives of others. Read Nurse and find out how.
Find out what it takes to be a firefighter with character... Applicants for paid fire-fighting jobs must usually meet several requirements: •A written exam; •Tests of strength, physical stamina, coordination, and agility; and •A medical examination that includes drug screening. Training programs can help you prepare for this job—but to be a good firefighter you'll need more than any program can offer. Firefighters need character qualities like courage to face dangerous situations... Self-discipline to work hard even when they're tired... A sense of justice to protect all members of society equally... And a sense of citizenship to responsibly serve society with compassion and integrity. Do you have what it takes to do the job? Read Firefighter and decide.
Have you ever wished you could be someone else? Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "If only I was thinner! If only my face wasn't so round or my legs were skinnier"? At one time or another, almost everyone has had thoughts like these. We live in a world that tells us that thin is beautiful—and at the same time, more and more of us are overweight. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, though, and the most important thing is to make sure your body is healthy. Eat a balanced diet and get plenty of exercise. Take care of yourself—because you're worth it!
We don't move around as much today as people did even thirty years ago. Many grownups have jobs where they sit at desks all day. Kids go to school, where they sit at desks for most of the day, too. And then in the evenings, grownups and kids come home and sit some more. They turn on the television. They sit down in front of their computers. And they don't get enough exercise. This means that people often don't use the calories they eat. Instead, the extra calories get stored as fat. That's part of the reason why so many people in the world are overweight today. What's the answer? It's simple—get moving!
A member of the EU since 1973, the United Kingdom is made up mostly of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has long been one of the most powerful countries in the world. Today, the UK struggles with issues like immigration and the global financial crisis, but it continues to have a lot of influence around the globe. Discover more about this exciting, modern nation!
When you work for a paycheck or do chores around the house to get an allowance from your parents, you're exchanging the value of your time for money. Thinking of money as the time you spent working to earn it can help you understand the value of your time, your money, and the things you buy with it. Learn all this and more in Spending Money.
Maybe you've heard the statistics about children growing up in single-parent families. According to a lot of the research, these kids are more likely to struggle in school, have difficulties with the law, and deal with drug and alcohol abuse-along with other problems. But does growing up with a single parent have to mean these things will happen? Are these children going to lead worse lives than those with two parents? This book tells the stories of several single-parent families, their struggles, and the things they have learned from their situations. These families are not concerned with the statistics, but with making their families and themselves the best they can be.
In 2005, 6 million children were being raised by their grandparents. Sometimes, their grandchildren's parents had died, sometimes they were in prison, and sometimes they just couldn't cope with raising children. When grandparents take in their grandchildren to raise, they have some difficulties most families don't have. They're older, for one thing, and they also have to deal with their own children and that relationship. But they have the wisdom and experience they've gained from raising one set of children already, and this can help. The families in this book have had both good and bad experiences, but they have learned a great deal through them.
People who make clothes need to get their numbers right. From the length of fabric to the size of a pair of jeans, math plays an important role in the fashion industry. In Fashion Math, you'll learn some of the ways the math you learn in the classroom is important on the catwalk. You may even want to use that math to try your hand at making your own clothes!
Have you ever thought about starting a business? Even if you just babysit . . . or mow lawns . . . or sell homemade jewelry at craft fairs, you'll need to know some basic math to help you keep track of your expenses and earnings. Businesses need math. Learn what you'll need to know to make money. Who knows where it might lead you!
Some couples can't have children, for a variety of reasons. Meanwhile, too many children don't have families of their own to love and care for them. When these couples reach out to adopt these children, new families are formed-and like all families, they have a whole set of issues and complications, some of them unique to their situation. Raising any child has challenges, and raising an adopted child has some extra ones. What about birth families? Are they going to be a part of the child's life? What do you tell the child about his birth and adoption? The families in this book have all had their own struggles and complications they've had to deal with, but they've had many joys as well and learned a lot through their experiences.