Confessions of a Learner Parent

Parenting like a boss. (An inexperienced, slightly ineffectual boss.)

Author: Sam Avery

Publisher: Seven Dials

ISBN: 9781409175636

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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'I always wanted kids - but then again, I always wanted a loft conversion. Both are pretty easy to put off as they're very expensive and tend to wreck your house.' Stand-up comedian Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a lot less sleep later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood in this, his highly anticipated first book. Sam's honest, messy and laugh-out-loud account of trying for a baby (which transpired to be babIES) and figuring out what to do with them once they arrived - right up to the toddler years of talking, walking and tantrum-ing - will have you crying with laughter between your own nappy changes and nursery runs.
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Confessions of a Learner Parent

Parenting like a boss. (An inexperienced, slightly ineffectual boss.)

Author: Sam Avery

Publisher: Seven Dials

ISBN: 1409175642

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 8931

'I always wanted kids - but then again, I always wanted a loft conversion. Both are pretty easy to put off as they're very expensive and tend to wreck your house.' Stand-up comedian Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a lot less sleep later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood in this, his highly anticipated first book. Sam's honest, messy and laugh-out-loud account of trying for a baby (which transpired to be babIES) and figuring out what to do with them once they arrived - right up to the toddler years of talking, walking and tantrum-ing - will have you crying with laughter between your own nappy changes and nursery runs.
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Confessions of a Learner Parent

Parenting like a boss. (An inexperienced, slightly ineffectual boss.)

Author: Sam Avery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409175642

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7475

'I always wanted kids - but then again, I always wanted a loft conversion. Both are pretty easy to put off as they're very expensive and tend to wreck your house.' Stand-up comedian Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a lot less sleep later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood in this, his highly anticipated first book. Sam's honest, messy and laugh-out-loud account of trying for a baby (which transpired to be babIES) and figuring out what to do with them once they arrived - right up to the toddler years of talking, walking and tantrum-ing - will have you crying with laughter between your own nappy changes and nursery runs.
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Why Have Kids?

A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness

Author: Jessica Valenti

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547892616

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 178

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A high-profile feminist, and a mother herself, explores the question of whether or not to have children, and how having children changes the life of parents, often not for the better, in this modern world. 20,000 first printing.
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Talking To Yourself Is Not Crazy

Change your inner dialog take control of your life

Author: Dr. Larry Markson

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452542430

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

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That’s right, regardless of what anyone says, Talking To Yourself Is Not Crazy, especially when you do it on purpose, as an instrument to bolster your confidence and strengthen your ability for peak performance. Self-talk is what you think and say about yourself, both in your head and aloud, each and every morning of your life and throughout the day. It is a method of helping you to feel good about yourself, to pepper your subconscious mind with thoughts and emotions that you want to embed, so that when the time comes you can reference and express them with sincerity and conviction. The self-talk that I am speaking about in this book is the talk you use to either simply program your brain to attract what it is that you want to create in your life or to overcome adversity and turn your thinking process around to something more productive.
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Principles

Author: Ray Dalio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982112387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
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Ladbaby – Parenting for £1

...and other baby budget hacks

Author: Mark Hoyle,Roxanne Hoyle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473561612

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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If you've ever stood in the baby section of a department store and thought 'WTF! How on earth can they charge £200 for a miniature wicker basket for my baby to sleep in?' then this is the book for you! Becoming a parent is a life-changingly brilliant (brutal) experience that's totally worth the hard work ... but why is it so EXPENSIVE? We're all warned that having a baby will push our bank balances to the limit but it's not until you're taking out a second mortgage to buy a buggy that you realise you have no idea what you've let yourself in for. If only there was a way to enjoy being a parent without every 'essential' putting you further into your overdraft. Facebook sensations LadBaby have taken the internet by storm with their genius money-saving hacks and now they're ready to show you how you can do it too. Parenting for £1 and Other Baby Budget Hacks will not only help you dodge some of parenthood's biggest expenses but keep you smiling while you do it. From alternative Moses baskets to free nappy stations you can pick up on your weekly shop; from soft-play ball pits you can create at home to a do-it-yourself newborn photo shoot, no stone will be left unturned as they tackle babyland head on. With full colour photos to accompany every hack, Parenting for £1 is the ultimate money-saving guide for parents and parents-to-be, promising to steer you through the early years without completely emptying your wallet.
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The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
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A Republic of Books

The Novel with Play and Handy Footnotes Included

Author: Vincent McCaffrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989790314

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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This is my chance, then, to cast myself in the hero¿s role. I¿ve been a humble author and bookseller for all these years. (Allow me my hyperbole¿at least I¿m much humbled.) I don¿t run into tall buildings to save women and children while other¿s flee. (My knees have never been so strong, but it bears asking, do the women need the saving anymore?) My eyes are not good enough to fly jet planes or hit a fast ball. I sell old books and the few that are new that are worth the time, and write novels I cannot sell. And though the writing has been much ignored, it is a witness to what I do and what I¿ve done¿that is, for sixty-eight years I have done pretty much what suited me. And here, at last, is a chance to do what is arguably better if not best. The argument is not settled. That I have waited until now, when I have so little left to lose, may be some mitigation of your judgment of all this, I understand. Or that the overwhelming risk of failure at this point makes any effort too romantically futile (and possibly planned that way). That I should have done more to prevent what has finally come to pass might cast me into the lower ranks of Dante¿s hell, but at least I won¿t be letting a good collapse of Western Civilization go waste. There is a story here to be written, and if it transpires that there is no one left to read it, so be it. That is at least consistent with all else that I do. (The whine you hear is not self pity, but the wind in the gears.) I sally forth. My armor is the truth. I have a worthy truck for my steed. My companion is¿well, we¿ll work that out.
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The French Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The simple secret to true happiness, the French way

Author: Fabrice Midal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760633739

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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It's time to stop giving a f*ck! Be calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... and that's an order! We hear these commands everywhere, and we often torture ourselves to 'try harder', yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stopped feeling guilty for not being perfect, and instead simply allowed ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to stop giving a f*ck, and just be. This international bestseller explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses-and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break. One of the world's leading teachers of meditation and mindfulness, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too-much, too-fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no to the things that don't fulfill us. It's necessary, in fact, to give ourselves a break and say, simply, 'F*ck it! C'est la vie'. The French Art of Not Giving a F*ck grants each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy. So we have room in our lives for the things that do.
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Learning Through Practice

Models, Traditions, Orientations and Approaches

Author: Stephen Billett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048139392

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Practice-based learning—the kind of education that comes from experiencing real work in real situations—has always been a prerequisite to qualification in professions such as medicine. However, there is growing interest in how practice-based models of learning can assist the initial preparation for and further development of skills for a wider range of occupations. Rather than being seen as a tool of first-time training, it is now viewed as a potentially important facet of professional development and life-long learning. This book provides perspectives on practice-based learning from a range of disciplines and fields of work. The collection here draws on a wide spectrum of perspectives to illustrate as well as to critically appraise approaches to practice-based learning. The book’s two sections first explore the conceptual foundations of learning through practice, and then provide detailed examples of its implementation. Long-standing practice-based approaches to learning have been used in many professions and trades. Indeed, admission to the trades and major professions (e.g. medicine, law, accountancy) can only be realised after completing extended periods of practice in authentic practice settings. However, the growing contemporary interest in using practice-based learning in more extensive contexts has arisen from concerns about the direct employability of graduates and the increasing focus on occupation-specific courses in both vocations and higher education. It is an especially urgent issue in an era of critical skill shortages, rapidly transforming work requirements and an aging workforce combined with a looming shortage of new workforce entrants. We must better understand how existing models of practice-based learning are enacted in order to identify how they can be applied to different kinds of employment and workplaces. The contributions to this volume explore ways in which learning through practice can be conceptualised, enacted, and appraised through an analysis of the traditions, purposes, and processes that support this learning—including curriculum models and pedagogic practices.
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Holding the Net

Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging

Author: Melanie P. Merriman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998701226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In this poignant and timely memoir, Melanie Merriman shares her struggle to care for her fiercely independent aging mother. When her father dies, Melanie commits herself to making the rest of her mother’s life the best it can be. She brings knowledge to the situation―as a hospice consultant, she has studied aging, illness, and the intricacies of the healthcare system―and she has a sister who is willing to help. But even with these advantages, Melanie finds the real-life experience of caring for her mother humbling. Every decision becomes a tug of war, with Mom on one side, fighting for her independence, and the two sisters on the other, trying to keep her safe. A win for either side suddenly feels like a loss for all. Written for people who have cared for a parent, are currently facing that challenge, or are aging parents themselves, Holding the Net offers practical details about the effects of aging on the body and mind, living arrangements for older people, health care decisions, and surviving rehab. It also challenges the notion that anyone can be an expert when it comes to caring for an aging parent, and encourages us to simply do our best. Melanie hits all the right notes, and her story will have readers nodding their heads and shedding healing tears.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141033576

Category: Psychology

Page: 499

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The New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.
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Echo in Celebration

A Call to Home-Centered Education

Author: Leigh A. Bortins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979833304

Category: Classical education

Page: 124

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Children are natural learners, and building a core foundation at an early age is critical to their success both educationally and in life. In this book, education expert and author Leigh A. bortins incorporates the best ideas from the ancients and gives parents the tools to revive classical learning.
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The Natural Child

Parenting from the Heart

Author: Jan Hunt

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923242

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 3452

It shouldn't hurt to be a child!
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Communicating Forgiveness

Author: Vincent R. Waldron,Douglas L. Kelley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412939704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 8132

Communicating Forgiveness is the first book to take a truly communicative look at the process of forgiveness. Authors Vincent R. Waldron and Douglas L. Kelley provide a synthesis of the literature on forgiveness in relationships. Grounded in real-life forgiveness narratives, this interdisciplinary text (pulling from such related fields as psychology, counseling, family studies, peace studies, conflict management, religious studies, and organizational behavior) offers a hopeful framework for negotiating healthy and just responses to relational disappointments.
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Understanding Models for Learning and Instruction:

Essays in Honor of Norbert M. Seel

Author: Dirk Ifenthaler,Pablo Pirnay-Dummer,J. Michael Spector

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387768984

Category: Education

Page: 330

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The pioneering research and theories of Norbert Seel have had a profound impact on educational thought in mathematics. In this special tribute, an international panel of researchers presents the current state of model-based education: its research, methodology, and technology. Fifteen stimulating, sometimes playful chapters link the multiple ways of constructing knowledge to the complex real world of skill development. This synthesis of latest innovations and fresh perspectives on classic constructs makes the book cutting-edge reading for the researchers and educators in mathematics instruction building the next generation of educational models.
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Promoting Successful Integration

Author: Rory A. Cooper,Paul F. Pasquina,Douglas A. Etter

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160939836

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

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This handbook is intended to be a source of information for the broad military community, including uniformed military personnel, family members, civilian personnel of federal agencies, veterans, and all people who contribute to the success of wounded, injured, and ill service members. When service members return from a deployment with visible or hidden impairments or challenges, it is important for the entire community to provide support to ameliorate the long-term impact of wounds, injuries, and illnesses that can manifest into permanent disabilities. The information contained in this book should help the reader understand and implement the steps necessary for helping wounded, injured, or ill service members and their families to successfully continue their military careers or to become successful as veterans within civilian communities. A multifaceted approach will be presented, and there is no one single solution that will work for all service members. However, the information contained within this handbook should provide insight into the options available and the many pathways that lead to success.
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First-time Parent

Author: Lucy Atkins

Publisher: Collins Harvill

ISBN: 9780007207558

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 223

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Forget unrealistic childcare manuals—this is the book new parents will really need to help cope brilliantly with the first chaotic days and months. In a humorous style, the book begins with that first mind-blowing day and addresses the issues unique to the first-time parent who stares at their newborn and thinksWhere are the instructions?Anticipating the questions and concerns of all new mothers—Why does my baby cry so much?Will I ever lose all this weight?Am I a bad parent because. . .,the book provides practical advice and level-headed reassurance. It addresses the needs of the baby and, very importantly, those of the parent during the first year of their baby's life. Contents include: the equipment and kit new parents really need, how to cope with the first few hours, coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few days, and sleeping. New moms and dads will also learn about the baby's crying, feeding their child, the baby's physical and mental development, health considerations for baby and parent, the changing mother-father relationship, and coping with being at home and with going back to work. This guide also includes information on single parenting, and on adopted, multiple and special needs babies.
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