Our Babies Ourselves

Author : Meredith Small
ISBN : 9780307763976
Genre : Social Science
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A thought-provoking combination of practical parenting information and scientific analysis, Our Babies, Ourselves is the first book to explore why we raise our children the way we do--and to suggest that we reconsider our culture's traditional views on parenting. New parents are faced with innumerable decisions to make regarding the best way to care for their baby, and, naturally, they often turn for guidance to friends and family members who have already raised children. But as scientists are discovering, much of the trusted advice that has been passed down through generations needs to be carefully reexamined. In this ground-breaking book, anthropologist Meredith Small reveals her remarkable findings in the new science of ethnopediatrics. Professor Small joins pediatricians, child-development researchers, and anthropologists across the country who are studying to what extent the way we parent our infants is based on biological needs and to what extent it is based on culture--and how sometimes what is culturally dictated may not be what's best for babies. Should an infant be encouraged to sleep alone? Is breast-feeding better than bottle-feeding, or is that just a myth of the nineties? How much time should pass before a mother picks up her crying infant? And how important is it really to a baby's development to talk and sing to him or her? These are but a few of the important questions Small addresses, and the answers not only are surprising, but may even change the way we raise our children. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Kids

Author : Meredith F. Small
ISBN : 0385496281
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.12 MB
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Provides an exploration of everything from language development to morality, how adults comunicate with children, the kind of play they engage in, and the skills they emphasize, in a provocative study that assesses the amount of influence parents and teachers have over what kind of people our children become. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Social Science

Mutiges Tr Umen

Author : Alberto Villoldo
ISBN : 9783641212087
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 22.83 MB
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Carlos Castaneda trifft Rhonda Byrne – schamanische Techniken, um eine bessere Welt zu kreieren Unser Leben ist nichts als ein Traum, und die Welt ist, was wir durch unsere Gedanken und Vorstellungen ins Dasein hinein träumen. Schamanen traditioneller Naturvölker wussten dies, und sie erfanden Techniken, um ihre Realität zu verändern. Bestseller-Autor Alberto Villoldo studierte 25 Jahre lang die spirituellen Praktiken der Schamanen im Amazonas- und Andengebiet. Seine Forschungsergebnisse trug er in diesem wahrhaft "traumhaften" Arbeitsbuch zusammen, das seine Leser zu inspirieren vermag wie kaum ein anderes.
Category: Self-Help

Die Fabelhaften Schwestern Der Familie Cooke

Author : Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN : 9783641123819
Genre : Fiction
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»Hattest du als Kind auch diesen Moment, in dem dir plötzlich klar wurde, dass deine Familie verrückt ist?« Es war einmal ein Haus mit einem Garten, in dem wohnten ein Apfelbaum, ein Bach und ein kleine Katze mit mondgelben Augen. Hier wachsen drei Kinder auf: Rosemary, ihre ungestüme Schwester Fern und ihr großer Bruder Lowell. Sie könnten eine ganz normale Familie sein. Wäre ihr Vater nicht Wissenschaftler, und wäre Fern nicht ein ganz besonderes kleines Mädchen, das Wachsmalstifte verspeist, den perfekten Rückwärtssalto beherrscht und lacht wie eine Säge. Jahre nach Ferns Verschwinden erzählt Rosemary nun deren Geschichte. Denn erzählen war das Einzige, was Fern nie konnte. »Die wundersame Reise ins Herz einer Familie. Am Ende bricht das Buch dem Leser nicht einfach das Herz – es nimmt sein Herz und gibt es nicht mehr zurück.« Dan Chaon »Mein Lieblingsbuch des Jahres.« Elizabeth George
Category: Fiction

Warum Franz Sische Kinder Keine Nervens Gen Sind

Author : Pamela Druckerman
ISBN : 9783641101572
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Erziehen statt Verziehen. Warum werfen französische Kinder im Restaurant nicht mit Essen, sagen immer höflich Bonjour und lassen ihre Mütter in Ruhe telefonieren? Und warum schlafen französische Babys schon mit zwei oder drei Monaten durch? Als Pamela Druckerman der Liebe wegen nach Paris zieht und bald darauf ein Kind bekommt, entdeckt sie schnell, dass französische Eltern offensichtlich einiges anders machen – und zwar besser. In diesem unterhaltsamen Erfahrungsbericht lüftet sie die Geheimnisse der Erziehung à la française.
Category: Family & Relationships

Diaper Free

Author : Ingrid Bauer
ISBN : 1440649596
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 81.74 MB
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Most new parents think of diapers as a smelly, expensive, and unavoidable necessity. The good news is that it’s possible—even practical—to raise your kids without diapers. In Diaper Free!, Ingrid Bauer shows how you can: * Save thousands of dollars * Reduce landfill waste (single-use disposable diapers are responsible for one third of the non- biodegradable waste in landfills) * Avoid diaper rash * Use the “Four Tools for Diaper Freedom” to enhance your relationship with your baby and deepen communication. Based on extensive research, case studies, and the author’s own experience, Diaper Free! is a warm and helpful companion at every stage, from the first magical days of your baby’s life, to complete toilet independence. BACKCOVER: “The true solution to the diaper dilemma. . . . Packed with information, examples, and support. A valuable addition to the library of any pregnant or new mother.” —Teresa Pitman, La Leche League International
Category: Family & Relationships

Sexualized Media Messages And Our Children Teaching Kids To Be Smart Critics And Consumers

Author : Jennifer W. Shewmaker
ISBN : 9781440833342
Genre : Psychology
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This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. • Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education • Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems • Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals • Covers television, movies, music, and other media • Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages
Category: Psychology

The Science And Pseudoscience Of Children S Mental Health Cutting Edge Research And Treatment

Author : Sharna Olfman
ISBN : 9781440830846
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 82.41 MB
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This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance
Category: Psychology

Social And Emotional Prevention And Intervention Programming For Preschoolers

Author : Susanne A. Denham
ISBN : 9781461500551
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 44.64 MB
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- Theoretical foundations, explanations and practical guides for implementation of social and emotional programming in early childhood settings - Review of all extant programming for both in-class and parenting applications to further social and emotional development during early childhood - Chapters presenting the major components of emotional competence are followed directly by another chapter detailing applications, or "lessons from the field."
Category: Psychology