It is as simple and complex as that!
When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a parent doesn’t declare, “You don’t love me.” Instead the parent asserts, “You are being disrespectful right now.” A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. When upset a child does not whine, “You don’t respect me.” Instead, a child pouts, “You don’t love me.” A child needs to feel loved, especially during disputes.
But here’s the rub: An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to the FAMILY CRAZY CYCLE.
So how is one to break out of this cycle? Best-selling author Emerson Eggerichs has studied the family dynamic for more than 30 years, having his Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology. As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the reader through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic. For instance, God reveals ways to defuse the craziness with our children from preschooler to teen, plus how to motivate them to obey and how to deal with them when they don’t. In the Bible, God has spoken specifically to parents on how to parent. This book is about that revelation.
• 4-Week Mediterranean Diet meal plan to guide you through the diet one day at a time
• A detailed Mediterranean Diet food list--from whole-grain breads and pastas, to fresh seafood, to healthy fat sources like olives and avocados
Diane Kochilas takes the familiar and much-loved cooking method of grilling and pairs it with the cuisines of the Mediterranean, introducing home cooks to a whole new world of flavors that can be created in their own backyards. From Turkish kebabs and Spanish-style grilled artichokes to French grillades and Greek vegetable kebabs, Mediterranean Grilling offers an irresistible array of contemporary and traditional grilled specialties.
Enjoy Grilled Tomato Soup with Spicy Yogurt, Greek Lamb Biftekia Stuffed with Spiced Feta, and Swordfish Souvlaki with Lemon-Olive Oil Marinade. Many dishes are simple and served right from the grill, while others are the basis for more complex soups, salads, and pastas. With recipes as varied as goat cheese appetizers and charred pita breads, fresh fish and marinated lamb, garden vegetables and juicy peaches drizzled with honey syrup, as well as dazzling full-color photographs, Mediterranean Grilling lets home cooks turn on the flame and turn up the flavor as never before.
The Barcelona Cookbook is robust and gutsy, just like the establishment, and is oozing with good things. Alluring aromas, savory flavors, and good times are the main ingredients in this offering.
It brings the cosmopolitan soul of Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar home with 110 unbelievable recipes perfect for sharing with friends and family. Along with the interesting sidebars, recipes are nicely paired with wine suggestions, menu and party planning recommendations, and tips for applying restaurant tricks to the home kitchen.
A variety of both hot and cold tapas recipes are included. The outcome: a fabulous offering of mouthwatering dishes that are as rich and satisfying as the conversation around the table. The 175 beautiful photographs alone will convince you it's time for a party.
* Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar first opened in 1996 and now has six locations. This Connecticut favorite can be found in South Norwalk, Greenwich, Fairfield, West Hartford, Stamford, and New Haven.
* It is listed in Zagat's as one of "America's Top Restaurants."
* This is a celebration of the Mediterranean lifestyle with lively and joyful Latin flairs and influences. It's a book for people who love to cook, eat, learn, experiment, and share, and love to give their guests a truly unique experience.
Annora was subsequently diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, also known as Multiple Personality Disorder. But that wouldnt stop Annora from declaring her sanity to her husband and begging him to fi nd them a new therapist.
We Are Annora is a story about the human will to survive amidst the darkness which lies deep within despondency and a powerful mental disorder.
Marrows choice of first-person narrative successfully pulls the reader into this page-turning true story which so richly demonstrates the human will to survive amidst a crippling disorder that is still so misunderstood. Throughout the pages of this book, struggles of fear and hope, love and hate, confusion and utter clarity give the reader an insider perspective of the challenges faced by traumatized people with DID. Hence, the reader acquires a better understanding of the difficulties suffered by multiples and the potential for true healing.
Robyn Trask, Executive Director of Loving More Non-Profit and Magazine
What is your relationship dream, and what options are out there to choose from? Were familiar with monogamy, but what additional models of loving and living are offered by polyamory, and what do they look like in action? How is polyamory different from polygamy, swinging, or cheating? What new forms of etiquette are needed in order to nurture polys varied forms of family? Is it really possible to have a relationship in which love does not equal possessiveness?
Any relationship, from monogamous marriage to business enterprise to polyamorous family, will benefit from the practical relationship advice found within the covers of this well-written little book.
Matthew C. Cox, Life Coach and Author of Living the Southwest Lifestyle
Just the right balance between information, candor, and lightheartedness.
Dr. Fred Hillman, GLBT activist and retired Family Therapist
Dont let the size of this little book fool you. What Does Polyamory Look Like? is chock full of information about how to build honest, loving, and lasting relationships. Therapists and educators, take note! Dr. Chapman dispels the myths of polyamory and teaches us all about how to create and sustain the relationships of which weve dreamed.
Sera Miles, Director of New Mexico FetLifers
Breakthrough Therapy Techniques for Individuals, Groups, Kids, and Adults is a collection of therapeutic activities for every day people, as well as professionals. Familiar toys and games are used and transformed into therapeutic interventions. Activities include ice-breakers and getting-to-know-you exercises, in addition to various activities meant to address issues such as grief and loss, anger, self-esteem, divorce, and much more.
Ms. Kuntz has written a comprehensive, well-organized guide on various treatment modalities for a wide-ranging patient clientele. She provides clear directions on the therapeutic techniques with numerous examples. The style is casual and very readable making it useful to both beginning therapists and experienced clinicians Howard Leftin, Adult Psychiatrist, M.D.
The book was great. Well explained and so worth it. Want to try some of the techniques on my children who are 9 and 10. Thanks for sharing. Robin Stephenson, Life Tree Adoption Agency
Mrs. Kuntz used these activities to solve some sibling problems in our family. My children were always eager to see her. She is creative, fun and an empathic counselor. I am so excited she has shared some of her activities with us. Marty Bask
One of seven children brought up by a single mother, Sonja Livingston was raised in areas of western New York that remain relatively hidden from the rest of America. From an old farming town to an Indian reservation to a dead-end urban neighborhood, Livingston and her siblings follow their nonconformist mother from one ramshackle house to another on the perpetual search for something better.
Along the way, the young Sonja observes the harsh realities her family encounters, as well as small moments of transcendent beauty that somehow keep them going. While struggling to make sense of her world, Livingston perceives the stresses and patterns that keep children—girls in particular—trapped in the cycle of poverty.
Larger cultural experiences such as her love for Wonder Woman and Nancy Drew and her experiences with the Girl Scouts and Roman Catholicism inform this lyrical memoir. Livingston firmly eschews sentimentality, offering instead a meditation on what it means to hunger and showing that poverty can strengthen the spirit just as surely as it can grind it down.
The Sacred Work of Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren is the first book that contains answers and stories to address these unique issues and challenges—from one grandparent to another. You’ll enjoy the practical suggestions on how grandchildren can manage and solve some of their own problems, while learning how to cope with your own distinctive life challenges.
As a parenting grandparent, a kinship caregiver, a teacher, or a social service worker, you must read this book for invaluable insight. No other book takes on the complex challenges that parenting grandparents face with such depth and truth. How relieved and grateful you’ll be for the inspiration, knowledge and wisdom by the time you reach the conclusion!
“Through the stories told by grandparents themselves, Elaine K. Williams reveals the challenges, commitment, and love experienced by grandparents raising their grandchildren. This book not only provides understanding and helpful information, but will also touch the hearts of all who read it.”
—Sandy P., a grandparent who raised a grandchild
“I’ve waited five years for this wonderful author, Elaine K. Williams, to complete her groundbreaking gathering of knowledge from three generations so that we can clearly see the patterns of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The most important points are to help grandparents understand the dynamics of the emotional and behavioral challenges their grandchildren face, and the impactful trauma that all generations experience. She brings the keys of caring, connection, and communication forward to assist families to heal. Highly recommended.”
—Dr. Caron Goode, EdD, NCC, author of the award-winning book Raising Intuitive Children
Tapas Revolution is the breakthrough book on simple Spanish cookery. Using everyday storecupboard ingredients, Omar offers a new take on the classic tortilla de patatas, making this iconic dish easier than ever, and brings a twist to pinchos morunos and pollo con salsa. With sections covering vegetables, salads, rice dishes, meat, fish, cakes and desserts, the emphasis is on simplicity of ingredients and methods – reinforcing the fact that absolutely anyone can cook this versatile and accessible food.
TAPAS NOT PASTA!
She narrates the story of the suicide of her twenty-six-year-old daughter Patty in June of 2005. Severson recalls a personal journey through the grief process from the perspective of the mother, father, and sister of the victim. She also includes Pattys suicide letter and selected diary entries and addresses the subject of mental illness and its role in suicides.
Raw and emotional, Healing the Wound from My Daughters Suicide provides keen insight into family dynamics following the suicide of a loved one. It shows how one family navigated the grief and healing process and found comfort through help from their community, from within the family, and through their faith in God.
This book is a practical guide for women coping with infidelity. For women finding themselves in an adulterous relationship - the reason why you should let go!
It is proof that God is the God of the impossible. If you have by any chance given up on your marriage, just remember that God has the last say.
If satan destroys a family, he destroys the church.
Dont allow him to! God is waiting on you to call on Him.
Our prayer limits God! The battle is not ours anyway; it is the Lords. What God has joined together, let no man separate.
As a young child, Edie, raised by a single mother struggling with epilepsy, was placed in a girls group home. Sad, confused, scared, and not understanding why her mother left her at the Simpson Home to live with complete strangers, Edie begins her new life not knowing if she will ever see her family again. Through the life of Edie, her story will help you understand that even though our paths in life take unexpected twists and turns, which we may not have control of, God is not shocked or surprised by any of it because He has a plan for each of us.
Discussing issues of parent-child contact ranging from breastfeeding to sexual abuse, Jean O'Malley Halley traces the evolution of mainstream ideas about touching between adults and children over the course of the twentieth century in the United States. Debates over when a child should be weaned and whether to allow a child to sleep in the parent's bed reveal deep differences in conceptions of appropriate adult-child contact.
Boundaries of Touch shows how arguments about adult-child touch have been politicized, simplified, and bifurcated into "naturalist" and "behaviorist" viewpoints, thereby sharpening certain binary constructions such as mind/body and male/female. Halley discusses the gendering of ideas about touch that were advanced by influential social scientists and parenting experts including Benjamin Spock, Alfred C. Kinsey, and Luther Emmett Holt. She also explores how touch ideology fared within and against the post-World War II feminist movements, especially with respect to issues of breastfeeding and sleeping with a child versus using a crib.
In addition to contemporary periodicals and self-help books on child rearing, Halley uses information gathered from interviews she conducted with mothers ranging in age from twenty-eight to seventy-three. Throughout, she reveals how the parent-child relationship, far from being a private or benign subject, continues as a highly contested, politicized affair of keen public interest.
As Chewy struggles with the loss of his mother his father not only struggles with the loss of his wife and soul mate he struggles with his young son hiding from the world that took his mom. As a father, Chewys dad must show undying love, patience, understanding and support. And he soon learns just how innocent but yet grown up a five year old can be.
As Chewy steps out of his shell and into a world of make believe, or so his father thought, Chewy not only discovers piece of mind but he discovers things from the Green families past that will amaze the world and save the day.
But one day, they started thinking about Christmas and how exciting it would be to have the whole family home again. Grandma wanted to make a very special memory for the entire family, so she created a plan that involved using many different colors of yarn. Just before the holiday, Grandma and Grandpa prepared the surprise, and they could hardly wait for the family to arrive.
Based on a true story that took place at the home of Waneta Cotner Worstines parents in 1988, Grandmas Yarn shares the importance of creating strong family relationships and wonderful memories. Through yarn illustrations and words, it celebrates the simple joys of being a family.
What a wonderful gift to all! Nita not only shared a beautiful memory, but allowed her readers to go back and recall one of their own treasured memories as well. And with her beautiful story came thoughts of how we all could create such blessings for our families.
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Teacher: Sunday School Parenting Class