Muddling Through

Author: Bil Lepp
Publisher: Familius
ISBN: 9781942672166
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National storyteller and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars contest, Bil Lepp shares his perspective on parenting, from the insatiable and unanswerable questions children pose to the most meaningful traditions that draw a family together. Called sophisticated and lively by "School Library Journal," Lepp provides just the right amount of information, humor and sentimentality to show that we re all in this together and that there are best ways to succeed at parenting. "

A Comprehensive Guide to Child Custody Evaluations Mental Health and Legal Perspectives

Author: Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387718931
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Whether assessing general family functioning or specific areas of conflict, professionals preparing child custody evaluations require sound knowledge of three interrelated fields: up-to-date legal issues, psychological findings, and forensic procedures. This book covers these three essential areas to walk readers through the evaluation process clearly and concisely. It further provides a unique combination of legal guidelines with social science research.

The Claims of Parenting

Author: Stefan Ramaekers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400722514
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Many sociological, historical and cultural stories can be and have already been told about why it is that parents in post-industrial, western societies face an often overwhelming array of advice on how to bring up their children. At the same time, there have been several philosophical treatments of the legal, moral and political issues surrounding issues of procreation, the rights of children and the duties of parents, as well as some philosophical accounts of the shifts in our underlying conceptualization of childhood and adult-child relationships. While this book partly builds on the insights of this literature, it is significantly different in that it offers a philosophically-informed discussion of the actual practical experience of being a parent, with its deliberations, judgements and dilemmas. In probing the ethical and conceptual questions suggested by the parent-child relationship, this unique volume demonstrates the irreducible philosophical richness of this relationship and thus provides an important counter-balance to the overly empirical and largely psychological focus of a great deal of “parenting” literature. Unlike other analytic work on the parent-child relationship and the educational role of parents, this work draws on first-person accounts of the day-to-day experience of being a parent in order to explore the ethical and epistemological aspects of this experience. In so doing it exposes the limitations of some of the languages within which contemporary “parenting” is conceptualized and discussed, and opens up a space for thinking about childrearing and the parent-child relationship beyond and other than in terms of the languages which dominate the ways in which we generally think about it today.

Muddling Through

Author: Lin Lucia Liu
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781361279830
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This dissertation, ""Muddling Through" a Cultural Perspective on Life in Schools for China's Deviant Students" by Lin, Lucia, Liu, 柳琳, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: China's radical social transformation, brought about by its rapid economic growth, has placed more of its youth at risk. There has been an increase in juvenile delinquency, internet addiction, school bullying, and gang involvement. Research on this subject in China has attributed the problem to lower socioeconomic status of students' families, faulty parenting style, academic failure, and aggressive personality. However, the dominant discourse virtually ignores the lives of young people within their context and fails to examine what a deviant lifestyle means to them. This research addresses this limitation by examining the process through which unprivileged students navigate through the problems they face in secondary schooling and construct a deviant subculture. This was accomplished through an intensive fieldwork in an urban secondary school in southeast China with participant observation and interview methods to collect data on a range of students, their parents and teachers over an eight-month period. The results of the data analysis reveal that school plays a critical role in the formation of students' deviant identities. Its preoccupation with academic performance and bureaucratic management pushes students who bear with cumulative disadvantages inherited from their families and community to a more marginalized position. Deviancy develops from a label to a response. The key manifestation of this is the creation and development of a 'muddling' subculture as their strategy to survive schooling. Although the 'muddling through' strategy may not provide them with better chance of employment for them to jump out of working-class, nor give much hope for access to the cultural mainstream of society, it still has some positive aspects. The subculture not only offers an alternative way to safeguard their psychological well-being and hone their interpersonal skill, but also facilitates them to gain more social space and resource in the subordinate situation. This finding coincides with selected sociological studies of deviant students in the West but also aligns with the special context of contemporary China. First, the Chinese society is evolving even faster after the establishment of Deng's economic model. It is a broadly accepted fact and a roaring public concern that the gap between the poor and rich in China is heading towards a new class structure. In this context, schooling doubtlessly plays a role in the social reproduction. This study claims that lower class students' deviant subculture is not simply an oppositional culture to the value of school education as argued in Western literature; rather, it is a strategic negotiation with the social structure in order to 'muddle through' their lives. Second, the nature of this 'muddling' subculture has strong links with a pragmatic social ethos that glorifies monetary success. When "whatever works to become rich" is the dominant "Chinese dream," other forms of social recognition, value and well-being attached to formal school education can appear as overwhelmingly irrelevant to the eyes of those students who inherited a social class they did not choose and an educational system that tells them little. DOI: 10.5353/th_b4832990 Subjects: Problem youth - Education (Secondary) - China High school students - China - Attitudes

Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi

Author: Brian Leaf
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682684
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In this hilarious, heartfelt book, Brian Leaf tackles parenting with a unique blend of research and humor. He explores Attachment Parenting, as well as Playful, Unconditional, Simplicity, and good old Dr. Spock parenting. He tries cloth diapers, no diapers, cosleeping, and no sleeping. Join him on his rollicking journey in this one-of-a-kind parenting guide.

Perspectives on Addiction

Author: Margaret Fetting
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412990998
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Perspectives on Addiction presents a comprehensive, rigorous, and reflective overview of the complex and controversial field of chemical dependency. It is designed for students and clinicians who come in contact with and treat individuals and families struggling with the causes and consequences of substance use disorders. The user-friendly approach to serious content encourages active participation in the learning experience and is designed to have a personal, professional, educational and treatment impact. Readers will develop a novel appreciation for a human desire that pleasures, confounds, and destroys.

French Children Don t Throw Food

Author: Pamela Druckerman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552779172
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The book everyone is talking about: how the French manage to raise well-behaved children, and have a life! Who hasn't noticed how well-behaved French children are, compared to our own? *How come French babies sleep through the night? *Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them? *How can French mothers chat to their friends while their children play quietly? *Why are French mothers more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms? 'Fascintating...gripping...extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris' - India Knight, Sunday Times 'Her book should be dispensed on prescription' -Spectator

Consumer Behavior

Author: Wayne D. Hoyer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305507274
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The popular CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, 7E draws key concepts from marketing, psychology, sociology, and anthropology to present a strong foundation and highly practical focus on real-world applications for today’s global business environment. With this new edition, readers examine the latest research and business practices with extensive coverage of social media influences, increased consumer power, and emerging neuroscience findings. Readers review controversies in consumer decision-making involving money, goals, emotions, charity, health, materialism, and sustainability. This edition increases its emphasis on social responsibility and ethics in marketing, scrutinizing both the dark side and constructive possibilities. With even more real-world examples, CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, 7E provides a thorough, yet enjoyable guide that enables today’s learners to master the skills they need. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

International Social Work

Author: Stefan Borrmann
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783866490871
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This book focuses on three key issues of international social work: international dimensions of social problems and how social work practice can deal with these challenges; cultural issues social workers have to think of when practicing, teaching, and developing social work on an international level; and aspects of international approaches in social work education. The authors practice and teach social work in several countries and their professional experience gives them the chance to gain profound experience in international social work. Therefore, the authors not only write about international perspectives, but also write from an international perspective.

The Parent Backpack for Kindergarten Through Grade 5

Author: M. L. Nichols
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607744740
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A candid guide for parents on how to get actively involved in a child's education outlines strategies for building positive relationships with teachers and schools while providing step-by-step instructions for identifying a student's learning style and avoiding common obstacles. Original.