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Understanding resiliency and student success by studying people who succumbed to risk but later triumphed. A number of people who failed in school currently enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include, though they are by no means limited to, those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. Why? One reason might be that many of us doubted that it was actually possible. After all, many loving parents and caring teachers spent countless hours trying their hardest to help these failing children turn things around in school, sometimes with little or nothing to show for it. If these children continued to struggle and fail in school with all this help and support, it was understandable to assume that they would not succeed in the real world decades later without it. So what did we miss? Why were we so wrong about them? And perhaps most importantly, how can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today? In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study--as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure--to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians--even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years--new remedies for combatting learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems later in life.
Mira Rothenberg pioneered both the clinical distinction and treatment protocol for autistic and severely disturbed children as separate from those for the mentally retarded. Winner of a Woman of the Year award from the New York City Chamber of Commerce and the National Organization for Mentally Ill Children, she writes here eloquently of a lifetime of taking on seemingly hopeless cases and bringing these children, through painstaking therapy and love, back into the world. Children with Emerald Eyes includes case histories ranging from incarcerated teenagers to a profoundly autistic six-year-old, told with the same power and sympathy Rothenberg used in her practice.
"Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide" offers parents the information needed to help them cope with their child's autism and to navigate the path as they first perceive differences, seek assistance and treatment, and help their child develop into his or her full potential.
The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe will revolutionize the way kids learn about the stars. Combining spectacular color art (including maps of the planets) and hundreds of photographic images from space missions and telescopes, the atlas tells the story of the universe as it has never been told before. Every page is a storehouse of riveting, up-to-the minute information. Introductory sections cover Earth's place in space, the history of astronomy and space exploration, and modern observatories and space travel. The atlas then visits each of the planets of our solar system in turn, along with asteroids, comets, and meteors, before proceeding to the stars and galaxies of deep space. Included are detailed star charts for both Northern and Southern Hemisphere stargazers, a universe fact file, a glossary, and an index. Activities and projects provide a hands-on approach to understanding the principles of astronomy. The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe continues the high standard in children's reference publishing established by The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the World. For children of all ages, this beautifully produced volume is the ultimate resource for learning about the mysteries of the universe.
Nine classic children's stories retold. Plus nursery rhymes.
Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America's heartland would never be the same.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Possession: a deeply affecting story of a singular family. When children's book author Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of a museum, she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends. But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house--and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children--conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined. The Wellwoods' personal struggles and hidden desires unravel against a breathtaking backdrop of the cliff-lined shores of England to Paris, Munich, and the trenches of the Somme, as the Edwardian period dissolves into World War I and Europe's golden era comes to an end. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book is about Randy and his friends T.J. and Tami. Reading about Randy and his friends can help you understand and deal with being greedy.
365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year. The Children's Busy Book is from the line of all-time #1 selling line of Busy Books.365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year This book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for six- to ten-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to: ?? Prevent boredom during bad weather with games, kitchen activities, and arts-and-crafts projects. ?? Stimulate a child's natural curiosity with entertaining math, reading, writing, science, geography, and fine-arts activities. ?? Encourage a child's physical growth with fun outdoor activities. ?? Foster a child's emotional growth with fun family-centered and social activities. ?? Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects. ?? Keep children occupied during long car trips. The Children's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight. It should be required reading for anyone raising or teaching school-age children.
Children's Chances urges a shift from focusing on survival to targeting children's full and healthy development. Drawing on comparative data on policies in 190 countries designed to combat poverty, discrimination, child labor, illiteracy, and child marriage, Heymann and McNeill tell what works to ensure equal opportunities for all children.
This challenging new book explores these difficult questions through detailed quantitative research.
Did Angel run away? Or was she taken?Detective Lucy Montalvo's job in the juvenile division of Missing Persons at the Houston Police Department may not be the easiest job in the world-but what's more rewarding than reuniting a missing child with her family? Now she's searching for Angelina Beckett, a young girl with a troubled past.Estranged from her friends and misunderstood by her family, Lucy feels all alone. That is, until she meets Jackson Davis, Angel's uncle. They make a great team-but what about when the case is finished? How can she admit to him the things she's never told anyone about her job? Will he still be able to trust her?
Do you believe in magic? Timothy Hunter is just like any other thirteen-year-old boy in London . . . except for the tiny fact that he might be the most powerful magician of his time. There is a secret world for children in danger, and right now it needs Tim's power to survive. But how can he help when he is still trying to figure out how to use his magic -- and when certain dark forces seem to have sinister plans of their own?
Every major political and social dispute of the twentieth century has been fought on the backs of our children, from the economic reforms of the progressive era through the social readjustments of civil rights era and on to the current explosion of anxieties about everything from the national debt to the digital revolution. Far from noncombatants whom we seek to protect from the contamination posed by adult knowledge, children form the very basis on which we fight over the nature and values of our society, and over our hopes and fears for the future. Unfortunately, our understanding of childhood and children has not kept pace with their crucial and rapidly changing roles in our culture. Pulling together a range of different thinkers who have rethought the myths of childhood innocence, The Children's Culture Reader develops a profile of children as creative and critical thinkers who shape society even as it shapes them. Representing a range of thinking from history, psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, women's studies, literature, and media studies, The Children's Culture Reader focuses on issues of parent-child relations, child labor, education, play, and especially the relationship of children to mass media and consumer culture. The contributors include Martha Wolfenstein, Philippe Aries, Jacqueline Rose, James Kincaid, Lynn Spigel, Valerie Walkerdine, Ellen Seiter, Annette Kuhn, Eve Sedgwick, Henry Giroux, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Including a groundbreaking introduction by the editor and a sourcebook section which excerpts a range of material from popular magazines to child rearing guides from the past 75 years, The Children's Culture Reader will propel our understanding of children and childhood into the next century.
During the past 25 years, a great deal of research and theory has addressed the development of young children's understanding of mental states such as knowledge, beliefs, desires, intentions, and emotions. Although developments in children's understanding of the mind subsequent to early childhood has received less attention, in recent years a growing body of research has emerged examining understanding of psychological functioning during middle and late childhood. Combined with the literature on adolescent epistemological development, this research provides a broader picture of age-related changes in children's understanding of the mind. Guided by the goals of describing developmental changes in children's concepts of cognitive functioning and identifying sources of information that contribute to learning about cognition, Children's Discovery of the Active Mind organizes empirical literature concerning the development of children's knowledge of cognitive activities from early childhood to adolescence and presents a conceptual framework that integrates children's introspective activities with social influences on development. Bringing together theoretical and empirical work from developmental, cognitive, and social psychology, the author argues that rather than depending upon a single source of information, developmental progress is driven by combinations of children's conceptual knowledge of mental functioning, children's phenomenological awareness of their own cognitive activities, and children's social experience.
A Christmas Wedding Christmas has arrived in the small town of Ballarat - along with paediatrician Summer Hoyts and her young son! Summer left the city for a fresh start, so she's not about to act on her unexpected attraction to her handsome new colleague Jason Daniels. . . Jason's ex-wife never wanted children, so he gave up on his hopes for a family. But Summer and little Tommy have stolen his heart. He soon finds himself wanting a very special gift this year - and vows to make this single mum his bride by Christmas!
Millionaire doctor: wife wanted!Dr Louise Bridgford is devoted to her job on a busy A&E children's ward. Although her tireless work leaves her little time for romance, she can't help noticing the devastatingly handsome Dr James Ashleigh-also known as the next Lord Ashleigh! She's only allowing herself a little look, because a) he's simply out of her league and b) they are arguing over the future of her department.But James knew from the moment he met Louise that she was the woman for him. Since she's been in his life he's started to see things differently. So much so that now he's going to fight to save her children's ward. And then ask her to be the next Lady Ashleigh!
New pediatrician Rhys Morgan was everything the hospital grapevine promised: piercing blue eyes, perfect physique and a mysteriously guarded manner. He was also Katrina's boss, but since a previous relationship with a colleague had seriously damaged her confidence, she thought she was safe from Rhys's charms. That is until she discovered they shared a deep commitment to their little patients--and a heartfelt passion for each other.For Rhys, Katrina was nothing short of a miracle. He had never believed in happy families. Yet Katrina opened his eyes to what love and family really meant, and her courage and vulnerability created a fierce desire within Rhys to protect her. A desire that could make him risk his heart with the most special proposal of all....
This practical guide to children's common errors and misconceptions in mathematics is a popular planning tool for primary trainees. It supports a deeper understanding of the difficulties encountered in mathematical development. This third edition has been updated to link to the new National Curriculum. New for this edition is a chapter on addressing errors misconceptions which explores how errors can best be identified and countered. The text examines misconceptions individually and in each case provides a description of the error alongside an explanation of why the error happens. The text also considers the role of the teacher in understanding and addressing children's common mathematical misconceptions.
This book covers all of the stories of the Bible. They are one page stories. Very short; very interesting; and very easy to read. It is an excellent book for introducing children to the Bible. All you need to do is turn to the current date, and enjoy a beautifully written Bible story.
Capture a glimpse of yesteryear from these 165 studio photos of American and European children from the 1860s to the 1920s.
A family treasure that will help children and families grow together in their faith and knowledge of the Bible. This book includes: Almost 200 Bible stories! International Children's Bible® textPrayer prompts, definitions of new and special words, and helpful introductions to the stories and books of the BibleMeaningful and fun family activitiesQuotes from giants of the faith such as John Wesley, Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, D. L. Moody, Billy Graham, and othersGive your child a foundation of faith, and encourage spiritual family interaction with this reverent and classically illustrated Bible storybook. Children's Favorite Bible Stories will help children to know and understand Scripture, and grow in a personal faith in the Lord.
A volume in the highly-acclaimed Children's Heroes series,this book is an account of Napoleon's rise to power, from his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to emperor over half of Europe.
For fans of Shirley Jackson, Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, and Edward Gorey, a beguiling and disarming debut novel from an award-winning British author about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor--and the startling revelations their behavior evokes.In a sprawling estate, willfully secluded, lives Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins. Morgan spends his days in quiet study, avoiding his reflection in mirrors and the lake at the end of his garden. One day, two children, Moira and David, appear. Morgan takes them in, giving them free reign of the mansion he shares with his housekeeper Engel. Then more children begin to show up. Dr. Crane, the town physician and Morgan's lone tether to the outside world, is as taken with the children as Morgan, and begins to spend more time in Morgan's library. But the children behave strangely. They show a prescient understanding of Morgan's past, and their bizarre discoveries in the mansion attics grow increasingly disturbing. Every day the children seem to disappear into the hidden rooms of the estate, and perhaps, into the hidden corners of Morgan's mind. The Children's Home is a genre-defying, utterly bewitching masterwork, an inversion of modern fairy tales like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass, in which children visit faraway lands to accomplish elusive tasks. Lambert writes from the perspective of the visited, weaving elements of psychological suspense, Jamesian stream of consciousness, and neo-gothic horror, to reveal the inescapable effects of abandonment, isolation, and the grotesque--as well as the glimmers of goodness--buried deep within the soul.
A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come. At the center, Jemma Claflin, a medical student, finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny.
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