What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College

A Complete Guide for Parents Only

Author: Mary Spohn

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601382189

Category: Education

Page: 288

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According to experts in the field of psychology, more than half of parents experience some sort of separation anxiety when their child leaves for college. You may have been looking forward to your child's departure for 18 years, but now that the time has finally come you are experiencing mixed emotions. What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College will provide you with valuable information and will help make the transition easier. In this new book, you will learn how to encourage independence, how to offer support, how to handle the drop-off, how to deal with empty nest syndrome, how to talk to your child about his or her emotions, how to keep the lines of communication open, how to plan meaningful family time, and how to teach your child to live on his or her own. Additionally, you will be provided with insight into your child's emotions, which will help you understand his or her behavior, such as spending excessive amounts of time with friends, ignoring you, or being disagreeable. You will learn how to handle the emotional rollercoaster, how to give your child time to adjust to college life, how to prepare for your child s first visit home, and how to help others deal with the transition. By reading this book, you will learn how your life will change, and you will discover ways to fill the void. What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College provides you with countless ways to prepare yourself for your child's departure, as well as advice from parents, students, and psychologists. Whether your first child is leaving for college or it is your youngest child going away to school, you will find ways to cope with this difficult time in your life. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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Befreit

Wie Bildung mir die Welt erschloss

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche »Bildungsweg« der Tara Westover. Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss ... Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch. » Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.« J.D. Vance Autor der »Hillbilly-Elegie«
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Parenting Today

How to Raise Children in Today's Turbulent Times

Author: Joni Mitchell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595344283

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

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As parents in today's world we are facing constant challenges in trying to raise our children. Children today are more educated and more perceptive. Every day our children are exposed to the tensions created by reports of terrorism, natural catastrophes, and economic downturns.With the advent of the Internet, 24-hour news channels, and mass media, children often are the first to know when a major event takes place.Even in times of relative calm, you need a strong set of skills to help your child grow into a healthy adult.Parenting Today is written by a leading authority on raising children. You will learn unique skills, ideas, and strategies geared towards helping children in today's difficult times.Individual chapters are devoted to toddlers, young children, pre teens, teenagers, stepchildren and college students.If you are a parent or grandparent who has taken on the responsibility of raising a child, or several children, you will find the concepts presented in Parenting Today to be invaluable.Among the important concepts you will learn are hot to Quickly form that long lasting bond with your child. Help your children deal with stress. Effectively communicate with teenagers. Take control of a situation with an angry or rebellious child. Deal with friction between parents and children, and learn how to eliminate it. Motivate children, with rules specific to each age group. Show your children that you love them. Form life lasting bonds with grown children. Understand the inner thoughts of your children.
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Simple Steps to Organizing Everything

Author: Donna Smallin

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594863899

Category: House & Home

Page: 354

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You're Just Minutes Away from Conquering the Chaos and the Clutter-Forever! Simple Steps to Organizing Everything is a lifesaver and a treasure chest of clutter-control advice. Best-selling author Donna Smallin brings sanity back to your household with room-by-room, tried-and-true organization techniques to ease the burden of managing your money, house, time, family, and some of life's big challenges, such as moving, balancing home and work, and the changing seasons. If you struggle to put your possessions away, if you constantly run out of time for the things you like to do, and if you are overwhelmed with paperwork and clutter, today's the day to start changing your life. Getting started is often the most difficult part of getting organized-this simple room-by-room approach helps you unclutter and organize your life. And, most importantly, it teaches you how to stay organized. Instead of promising miracles, it guarantees success little by little as you learn to incorporate organizing strategies into your daily life. Bonus Section: The One-Minute Organizer: Got a minute? That's all it takes to bring a little organization to a busy household. The innovative ideas in "The One-Minute Organizer" offer quick solutions to your daily battle with paperwork, lack of space, and time management. You'll discover that each tip delivers instant gratification and makes your world a more orderly place so you can enjoy the things that really matter to you! - Publisher.
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Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.
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Intellectual Manhood

University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South

Author: Timothy J. Williams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618400

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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In this in-depth and detailed history, Timothy J. Williams reveals that antebellum southern higher education did more than train future secessionists and proslavery ideologues. It also fostered a growing world of intellectualism flexible enough to marry the era's middle-class value system to the honor-bound worldview of the southern gentry. By focusing on the students' perspective and drawing from a rich trove of their letters, diaries, essays, speeches, and memoirs, Williams narrates the under examined story of education and manhood at the University of North Carolina, the nation's first public university. Every aspect of student life is considered, from the formal classroom and the vibrant curriculum of private literary societies to students' personal relationships with each other, their families, young women, and college slaves. In each of these areas, Williams sheds new light on the cultural and intellectual history of young southern men, and in the process dispels commonly held misunderstandings of southern history. Williams's fresh perspective reveals that students of this era produced a distinctly southern form of intellectual masculinity and maturity that laid the foundation for the formulation of the post–Civil War South.
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Creating Schools that Heal

Real-life Solutions

Author: Lesley Koplow

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807742686

Category: Education

Page: 232

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In a world where children are beset by violence and stress, Lesley Koplow provides educators with clear, level-headed advice on how to integrate preventive mental health practice into public schools (preschool through grade 5). Koplow, a psychotherapist, discusses the mandate for violence prevention and offers an intervention framework for teachers, administrators, and school-based clinicians who want to improve the emotional climate in their school. The book includes a chapter addressing what we've learned from the recent tragic events of September 11th in New York City. Suggested Interview Questions: 1. What can we use in the classroom to help students who are still concerned about the events of September 11? 2. Are there practices that are used in schools that can be integrated into the student's home life as well? 3. What are the major emotional problems that children in our schools have today and how can teachers help?
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The Teacher's Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families

Author: Linda Jacobson,Rami Benbenishty

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753696

Category: Education

Page: 120

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While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families don't experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This comprehensive and evidence-informed guide introduces pre- and inservice teachers to this population and provides essential tools to help minimize the impact of military life on student learning. It addresses issues such as: Frequent transitions between schools, gaps in academic progress, social adjustment, parental deployments, and trauma or tragedy. And it shows how practices already being used in your school can be adapted to ease the transition for military students, and it also introduces original strategies, such as: A "Hero Wall" honoring members of the military, friendship or memory gardens, military Appreciation events, writing letters or making care packages for deployed service members.
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You and Your Adolescent, New and Revised edition

The Essential Guide for Ages 10-25

Author: Laurence Steinberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439169756

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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“Relax! The horror stories you have heard about adolescence are false.” This is Dr. Laurence Steinberg’s reassuring message to parents in this newly revised edition of his classic book You and Your Adolescent, which Publishers Weekly says is “filled with solid advice for the parents of adolescents.” Among the new topics in this updated edition: * An expanded definition of adolescence to age 25, recognizing that college graduates often remain dependent on their parents for an extended period, creating a new parent-child dynamic * A discussion of social media that addresses whether parents of preteens and young teens should monitor use of these new communication tools * What new research into the adolescent brain tells us about teenage behavior As Dr. Steinberg writes, “Most books written for parents of teenagers were survival guides (many still are). Nowadays, adolescence is too long—15 years in some families—for mere survival. Knowledge, not fortitude, is what today’s parents need. That’s where this book comes in.”
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Schizophrenia For Dummies

Author: Jerome Levine,Irene S. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470259276

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
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Risk Less and Prosper

Your Guide to Safer Investing

Author: Zvi Bodie,Rachelle Taqqu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118206258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A practical guide to getting personal investing right Somewhere along the way, something has gone very wrong with theway individuals save and invest. Too often, households are drawn inby promotional suggestions masquerading as impartial investmentadvice. Consumers get saddled with more risk than they realize.Authors Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu understand the dilemma thattoday's investors face, and with Risk Less and Prosper theywill help you find your financial footing. Written in an accessible style, this practical guide skillfullyexplains why personal investing is all about you—your goals,your values and your career path. It shows how to understandinvestment risk and choose the particular blend of risk and safetythat is right for you. And it lays out several simple yet powerfulways for small investors to cast a reliable safety net to achievetheir financial goals and truly prosper. Coauthors Bodie and Taqquchallenge the myth that all investments require risk, thenhighlight some important risks that families often disregard whendeciding where to put their money. Later, they connect the dotsbetween investment and investor, showing us all how to grasp ourown investment risk profiles and how we may use these insights tomake more fitting investment choices. Outlines a straightforward way to invest by aligning yourinvestments with your goals and the risk levels you can bear Provides basic investment abc's for readers who are otherwiseliterate Lays out a simple, actionable plan for achieving yourgoals Explains the role of risk-free assets and investment insurancein assuring that you reach your most essential goals Contrary to popular belief, investing doesn't have to becomplicated. You can build wealth without taking great risks.Risk Less and Prosper will show you how to make investmentdecisions that will make your financial life less stressful andmore profitable.
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The Walk

Clear Direction and Spiritual Power for Your Life

Author: Shaun Alexander

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307459527

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Are you walking with God, dragging your feet or running ahead of Him? Take the first step in living at God's pace and let Shaun Alexander show you how to embark on the greatest adventure of your life. Walking with God gets you from where you are to where God wants you to be. Standing still is not an option in your relationship with God. Growing in Christ means you’re on the move; it is a process of learning to walk into greater spiritual maturity. God is inviting you to get in step with what he is doing in the world. When you walk with him, you allow him to set the pace for every aspect of your life. And as you walk through the five stages of spiritual growth, you will be transformed by biblical wisdom and God’s direction, by the challenge of investing in others, and by the power of the Holy Spirit. When you start walking through life with God, you will have an unprecedented impact on others, discovering faith and strength that overcome doubt, fear and temptation.
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Ourselves and Our Children

A Book by and for Parents

Author: Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394733043

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Explores the problems and rewards of parenthood as it relates to and affects all aspects of an adult's life-work, relationships, social and political concerns, and one's sense of self
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The Launching Years

Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life

Author: Laura Kastner,Laura Scribner Kastner,Jennifer Fugett Wyatt

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0609808060

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Explains how to cope with the tumultuous, challenging transition from high school to college life, providing practical advice on effective parenting from afar, dealing with the empty-nest syndrome, coping with the college application process and freshman year, helping young people deal with their newfound independence, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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Always and forever, Lara Jean

Author: Jenny Han

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259694

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Lara Jeans letztes Highschool-Jahr könnte nicht besser verlaufen: Sie ist bis über beide Ohren in ihren Freund Peter verliebt, ihr Vater heiratet endlich die Nachbarin Ms. Rothschild, und Lara Jeans Schwester Margot wird den Sommer über nach Hause kommen. Doch während Lara Jean mit Feuereifer bei den Hochzeitsvorbereitungen hilft, zeichnen sich Veränderungen am Horizont ab. Sie muss große Entscheidungen treffen: Welches College soll sie besuchen, und was bedeutet das für ihre Beziehung mit Peter? Bald wird Lara Jean ihr Zuhause und ihre Familie verlassen müssen – und vielleicht auch ihre erste Liebe? Der lang ersehnte Abschluss der romantischen Bestseller-Trilogie über das Erwachsenwerden.
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What to Expect the First Year

Author: Heidi Murkoff,Sharon Mazel

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761183175

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed—and now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever. Every parent’s must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever—packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals—crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements—are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today’s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom’s and dad’s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.
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Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College

Author: Patricia Pasick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393353141

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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A time of tumult, your children's transition from high school to college can also be a time of growth. This book shows you how. Almost Grown is a guide for parents to the final years of high school and first years of college, offering intelligent counsel not only in practical issues such as developing a college search plan or handling questions of money, sex, and substance abuse, but also in the psychological issues that arise during this family transition. Writing as both psychologist and parent, Patricia Pasick tackles the key question of how mothers and fathers can foster adolescents' growth and autonomy while maintaining family connections and stability. She also explores the unexpected: the impact of the changing family on younger siblings, the benefits and frustrations of college students' returning home, the challenges and opportunities that nontraditional families face, and more. Pasick delves into another critical yet underplayed aspect of the college transition: how parents' lives change. Almost Grown guides readers through this major step in adult development and new start to adult partnerships. Almost Grown contains advice from high school and college admissions counselors across the country and, at the heart of the book, stories of personal experience from parents and adolescents who are making, or have made, the transition.
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The Rules(TM) for Marriage

Time-tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work

Author: Ellen Fein,Sherrie Schneider

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446535915

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

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You did the Rules-And They Worked! You captured the heart of your Mr. Right and are, at the very least, engaged. Maybe you're married ... or perhaps you and your partner got together without the help of The Rules. Now You're Looking for Ways to Keep Your Relationship Happy and Healthy. The Rules For Marriage is Here! In this new book, the authors of The Rules offer forty-two time-tested tips for keeping your marriage healthy and happy. Some will sound familiar, others are completely new. But they all lead to the same wonderful future-the one in which you and your husband stay together forever! Discover: * Rule #4: Keep up your own interests (have a life!) * Rule #15: Say what you mean, but don't say it mean * Rule #21: Don't force him to "talk" * Rule #35: Don't find fault with things you knew about when you married him So whatever your marital problems, The Rules for Marriage can help.
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Annual Editions

Life Management, 93-94

Author: Ann Dalviso

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9781561342075

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 256

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