- Table View
- List View
We all have moved sometime in our lives, and we remember some of the feelings we had. In moving with children, one should help them feel safe and secure among all the hustle and bustle and the many changes ahead. This enchanting guide will help children recognize the fun and excitement of a move, while recognizing the fears of new places and people, and the sadness of good-byes. Who knows. . . in helping children make a happy adjustment, you might just help yourself, as well!
From the end of August until the first part of June, our children spend more of their waking hours at school than at home. And while elementary school problems may sometimes seem trivial compared to our adult worries, we need to remember that our children's problems can be just as gut-wrenching and nerve-wracking as any adult's. This thoughtfully written book covers everything from homework to getting along with others, dealing with teachers and feeling safe at school. Author Michaelene Mundy reassures and teaches as she tackles the topics most important to young students.
Children can come to take so many things for granted. But teaching your children gratitude need not be difficult. This book will provide real help as parents, grandparents, teachers, and other caring adults try to pass on to children necessary lessons of appreciation and thankfulness. Author Michaelene Mundy reminds little readers that we all need to be more thankful for the things and people we already have, and that we have a loving God and loving people in our lives. These are the best gifts and blessings.
We are a world in need of forgiveness. In our local and world communities, we see violence and escalating conflict. Author Carol Ann Morrow hopes to instill the virtue of forgiveness in young hearts. Young readers learn, along with little elfin friends, that sometimes we all need another chance.
Illness is distressing for anybody, but it's especially disturbing for children. This book escorts the sick child through the strange, scary, and often lonely world of illness and hospitalization. Empathizing with the confusing feelings and questions sick children often have, it offers comfort and understanding. The little elves that populate its pages present creative ways for sick kids to have fun, stay connected with family and friends, and help themselves to heal.
The essays in this fascinating volume examine present-day psychological and cultural problems with the keen insight and humanistic sympathies characteristic of Erich Fromm's work. The Dogma of Christ and Other Essays provides some of the sharpest critical insights into how the contemporary world of human destructiveness and violence can no longer separate religion, psychology and politics. The book brilliantly summarizes Fromm's ideas on how culture and society shape our behavior.
As Fromm points out, ours is "a life between having and being"--between mere having and healthy being, between destructiveness and creativity, between narcissism and productive self-understanding, between passivity and the joy of positive activity. The alternatives of having and being are basic orientations of our character and determine our behavior. The mostly unpublished and unknown texts featured in The Essential Fromm encapsulate Fromm's views on the fulfilling life. To put down roots yet remain free is what the late Erich Fromm called the art of being. It is the secret of happiness.
Fromm's basic idea was to look at the individual as a social being and to look at society as an ensemble of many individuals who have not only common ideas and convictions based on a common practice of life but also a common psychic structure. With his concept of "social character" he created a new interdisciplinary thinking presented in this reader. The Erich Fromm Reader exhibits the true genius of an original thinker in seeing the connections between overlapping knowledge from many different fields. Here interdisciplinarity is not only a lip service but the impact of Erich Fromm's unique social psychological notion.
This book brings together Erich Fromm's basic statements on the application of psychoanalytic theory to social dynamics. At the same time it offers an image of man consonant with the hopes of radical humanism. The Crisis of Psychoanalysis is a collection of nine brilliant essays. Although his work is deeply rooted in Freudian theory, Fromm further develops Freud's doctrines by including both social and ethical dimensions and applies his discoveries and insights to address the problems we face in society at large.
People come in all shapes and sizes. That's the way God makes us. How boring would it be if we all looked the same? Some things we can't change, like how tall we are or the color of our eyes. Some things we can, like how we treat other people or how we take care of our bodies. This book is about taking care of our bodies so they work the best they can. You'll find that life is a lot more fun when you have a body that works well.
When Mom or Dad dies, children grieve deeply. But we can show our care and love for them by encouraging them to share their feelings of sorrow and loss. We can give them the time and space they need to adjust and listen to--if not answer--their questions. We can let them know that they can heal and live a happy, full life of faith, hope, and love--the kind of life their Mom or Dad would want for them. We can listen to their hurt and respond in a loving and supportive way.
One of the most important gifts we can offer a child is passing along to them the values that will help them form their own sense of what is important--a sense of what REALLY matters. In What Really Matters? A Kid's Guide to What's Really Important in Life, author John Mark Falkenhain, O.S.B., helps both children and adults reflect on those things in life which are most important, especially respect, relationships, and love.
This book is written for younger, school-age children for whom going to church doesn't always make sense, particularly when it competes with things they'd rather do like sleeping in or playing. Younger children don't have the cognitive abilities in place yet to understand many of the abstract ideas that go along with faith and religion. For these young people, the experience of church often needs to be more concrete, story-based, or tied to everyday experiences and relationships. Through insightful text and enchanting illustrations, this book helps make the experience more concrete and meaningful, and even something to look forward to rather than resist.
Kids aren't born knowing right from wrong. But, somehow, over the years, we hope to help them become caring, responsible, respectful adults. This practical how-to book for kids is an invaluable tool in guiding children on the journey of moral development. Through concrete language and interactive examples, it addresses such topics as honesty, peer pressure, and how to tell right from wrong. Even more, it shows kids how to go beyond doing right to doing good.
Everyone needs a best friend--someone who knows you and loves you just the way you are. Someone who hugs you when you're sad and celebrates when you're happy. Best friends like to spend time with each other. Best friends stay in touch and help each other out. This book introduces children to their very own Best Friend-God. Through childlike images and charming illustrations, it helps young believers to come to know God as an everyday, everywhere, anytime kind of Friend. A down-to-earth primer for children (and adults too!) on God.
Wanting to be accepted by peers is a natural part of children's social development. Yet kids can be overly influenced by what "friends" think of them or urge them to do. Through simple language and engaging illustrations, this book explains the concept of peer pressure. It encourages a solid sense of self-identity--or "elf-identity"--and teaches kids how to say "No."
All kids experience worries. Helping children understand what worry is, where it comes from, and how to challenge it is the first step in overcoming anxieties. The little elves in this book help children to learn to STOP, to THINK TWICE, and to see their worries for what they are. By presenting new ways of evaluating and overcoming the psychological, spiritual, and physical dimensions of fear, this creative book will help your child find the confidence and courage to say "Worry, Worry, Go Away!"
Nature heals. This little book of Nature Therapy shows just how all of creation--by delighting and inspiring us, by teaching us, by feeding and providing for us, and, finally by engaging us--does its therapeutic good work on our weary or broken or over-stressed selves.
Whimsical Elfin characters offer simple, sage advice for dealing with life's challenges!
Slow-down Therapy offers thirty-five concrete ideas for helping you rediscover something you already possess: time, enough time. This delightful book will guide you to a more peaceful, relaxed use of time--and help you celebrate the priceless prize time gives, the priceless prize called life. \
No matter how long, no matter how short, a life lived is never lost to those who remember. And the anniversary of a loss is, of course, a very special time to remember, and thereby further the healing. It is a time to take stock of the lessons learned, the hardships endured, the small victories won. This book offers 38 illustrated bits of wisdom, each bit offering the reader loving, healing ways to observe and "mark" this special anniversary. This gift book, based on the extremely popular CareNote of the same name, will be a welcome treasury of comfort and consolation.
What can we do to come to know and appreciate some of the "simpler ways" of life? One answer is to rediscover the joy of a quiet conversation, a simple story, an honest expression of affection. These simple gifts and pleasures will keep your life balanced. The wisdom of this book is sure to enhance and unencumber your life!
The Elves use their trademark wit and wisdom to offer constructive ways to grieve and grow as a man.
The Elves offer help and hope to readers seeking to summon courage and thereby expand and enrich their lives.
Elf-help for Overcoming Depression shows how to look into your own heart and soul, as well as to others, for help in managing emotions. Linus Mundy has written a number of books for children and grown-ups, as well as articles for the religious press. The founder of the popular CareNotes and CareNotes for Kids booklet series from Abbey Press, he has written Slowdown Therapy and Keep-life-simple Therapy, and several books on prayer and spiritual growth. Linus and his wife, Michaelene, wrote the Bringing Religion Home newsletter for a number of years. R. W. Alley is the illustrator for the popular Abbey Press adult series of Elf-help books, as well as an illustrator and writer of children's books. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with his wife, daughter, and son. See a wide variety of his works at: www.rwalley.com.