Nurturing Natures

Attachment and Children's Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development

Author: Graham Music

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317326547

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

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This new edition of the bestselling text, Nurturing Natures, provides an indispensable synthesis of the latest scientific knowledge about children’s emotional development. Integrating a wealth of both up-to-date and classical research from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience developmental psychology and cross-cultural studies, it weaves these into an accessible enjoyable text which always keeps in mind children recognisable to academics, practitioners and parents. It unpacks the most significant influences on the developing child, including the family and social context. It looks at key developmental stages from life in the womb to the pre-school years and right up until adolescence, covering important topics such as genes and environment, trauma, neglect or resilience. It also examines how children develop language, play and memory and, new to this edition, moral and prosocial capacities. Issues of nature and nurture are addressed and the effects of different kinds of early experiences are unpicked, creating a coherent and balanced view of the developing child in context. Nurturing Natures is written by an experienced child therapist who has used a wide array of research from different disciplines to create a highly readable and scientifically trustworthy text. This book should be essential reading for childcare students, for teachers, social workers, health visitors, early years practitioners and those training or working in child counselling, psychiatry and mental health. Full of fascinating findings, it provides answers to many of the questions people really want to ask about the human journey from conception into adulthood. .
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Nurturing Nature and the Environment with Young Children

Children, Elders, Earth

Author: Janice Kroeger,Casey Y. Myers,Katy Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429559690

Category: Science

Page: 156

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This book, at the intersection of early childhood and reconceptualizing practice, looks at how practitioners, theorists, and teachers are supporting young children to care about the environment differently. Despite the current popularity of post-human perspectives, in social science more broadly and in early childhood studies more specifically, this is one of few to make visible international practices and perspectives that emerge at the intersection of early childhood education, environmental justice, sustainability, and intergenerational/interspecies communities. The book provides an innovative exploration of the links between children, elders, and nature. With contributions from established scholars, practitioners, and newcomers this book reframes educating for social justice within an ecological landscape; one in which young children and their elders are mobilized to understand, reconceptualize and even undo negative environmental impact, whilst grappling with the ways in which the earthly forces are acting upon them. Specific theoretical chapters (spirituality, nature, critical and post-human/materiality, pragmatics, and constructivism approaches) are blended with applications of pedagogic strategies from across the globe. This book responds to a growing interest among early childhood professionals and scholars for sustainably focused and ethically reimagined programs. This collection rewards the reader with opportunities to critically reflect on their own practice, delves into new terrestrial collectives, and explores new pedagogical pathways. It will be essential reading for practitioners and scholars alike.
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Nurturing Nature

A Vision of Parent Participation in School Gardens

Author: Anne Elizabeth Schellman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 126

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Beyond Nature's Housekeepers

American Women in Environmental History

Author: Nancy C. Unger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986002

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and sex, sexuality, and gender are just beginning. Offering more than biographies of great women in environmental history, Beyond Nature's Housekeepers examines the intersections that shaped women's unique environmental concerns and activism and that framed the way the larger culture responded. Women featured include Native Americans, colonists, enslaved field workers, pioneers, homemakers, municipal housekeepers, immigrants, hunters, nature writers, soil conservationists, scientists, migrant laborers, nuclear protestors, and environmental justice activists. As women, they fared, thought, and acted in ways complicated by social, political, and economic norms, as well as issues of sexuality and childbearing. Nancy C. Unger reveals how women have played a unique role, for better and sometimes for worse, in the shaping of the American environment.
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Kindred Nature

Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World

Author: Barbara T. Gates

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226284439

Category: Nature

Page: 293

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"Centers on what a number of British Victorian and Edwardian women said and did in the name of nature -- what part they played in the cultural reconstruction of nature that transpired in the years just proceeding the publication of Darwin's major work and in the wake of the Darwinian revolution"--Introduction.
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Biosequestration and Ecological Diversity

Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Environmental Degradation

Author: Wayne A. White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439853630

Category: Nature

Page: 250

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Increased throughput of carbon-based fossil energy, the destruction of Earth’s forests, and other land use changes have resulted in ever higher levels of waste in the form of greenhouse gases—as well as a diminished capacity of the planet to absorb and store those wastes. This means that to avoid catastrophic global warming and maintain the habitability of Earth by protecting essential soil and water resources, we will need to not only reduce emissions, but also increase carbon storage in the land system. Biosequestration and Ecological Diversity: Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Environmental Degradation discusses ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and build soil by changing the way people use and manage land. Principles and Practices for Better Land Management Examining biosequestration in social, economic, and political context, the book reviews recent scientific evidence on climate change and global ecological degradation and explains how the carbon cycle has been transformed by destructive land use practices, such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels. It describes the principles of biosequestration and restorative land management practices and discusses the potential of carbon storage. The author offers specific examples of inexpensive, proven practices that build soil, protect scarce water resources, and enhance ecological diversity. He also identifies conservation policies that provide technical assistance and financial resources for ecological protection and restoration. How You Can Help Mitigate Climate Change with a Little Piece of Land Restorative land use and land management practices are critical components of any comprehensive strategy for mitigating and adapting to climate change and global environmental degradation. This book explains how anyone who owns or manages land—from an apartment to a city lot to a farm, forest, park, or even a golf course—can help protect and enhance the biological sequestration of carbon.
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Nurture the Nature

Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Unique Core Personality

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787995270

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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From Michael Gurian, the best-selling author of The Minds ofBoys and The Wonder of Girls, comes the next-step bookthat shows how any parent can tune into a child’s unique corepersonality, hard wiring, temperament, and genetic predispositionin order to help that child flourish and thrive. Based on the most recent brain research, Nurture theNature features the Ten Tips for Nurturing the Nature of YourBaby, self-tests, checklists, and many other tools for you to helpyour kids get exactly the kind of support they need, from infantsto adolescents. While offering positive ideas for nurturing your child, Gurianalso shows how to avoid the stress, pressures, and excessivecompetition of what he identifies as social trends parenting. Mostparents know instinctively that their child is unique and hasspecial potential, weaknesses, and strengths. No child is a blankslate. Gurian calls on parents to turn away from one-size-fits-allapproaches and instead support the individual core nature of achild with effective and customized loving care.
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The Gift of Betrayal

Author: Eve A Wood, M.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401926069

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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You’ve been betrayed by a loved one. But, you are not alone. Join esteemed psychiatrist, relationship expert and prolific author, Eve A. Wood, M.D., in this life altering workshop. Learn how to heal your life after this horrendous experience. What feels like a curse is really a blessing in disguise. Eve ought to know. She’s been there herself. And she’s helped hundreds of others heal their lives after gut-wrenching betrayals. You too can climb out of the pit of despair and live your heart’s desire. But you need to know how to do it. In this workshop, based on Eve’s most recent book, The Gift of Betrayal, you will: - Learn and practice the 14 key lessons to heal your life - Take a series of specific action steps to create your heart’s desire - Develop a personal transformation mission statement for continued self-healing at home. Discover the roles of anger, blame, forgiveness, personal history, mindset, friendship, attitude, belief, spirituality, sexuality, passion, hope, and faith in healing. Draw on sharing exercises, reflective techniques, guided imagery, writing, and cognitive, and behavioral interventions to find your own unique path to wholeness and joy. You can create a glorious future. You will be successful!
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