Playground Politics

Author: Stanley I Greenspan
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780201408300
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Playground Politics is the first book to look at the neglected middle years of childhood—from kindergarten to junior high—and to help parents understand the enormous emotional challenges these children are facing. In witty, vivid stories, Dr. Greenspan brings to life the major emotional milestones of these years, when children move from the shelter of the family to the harsh rivalries of ”playground politics,” and toward an independent self image. His empathy for the turmoil children bring home from school, and for the parents who try to help, is deep and reassuring.

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The Challenges Of Gifted Children Empowering Parents To Maximize Their Child S Potential

Author: Barbara Klein
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833397
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Educating and raising gifted children presents highly specific challenges. This book explains how parents can learn to optimize their child's potential and work with schools, spouses, friends, and specialists to create a nurturing and stable life. • Details how to find a school that satisfies a child's particular needs • Presents the ideas, thoughts, and feelings of parents in words that other parents with gifted children can identify with and understand • Provides information on the over-excitabilities and intensities of gifted children presented in a practical, straightforward way that helps the reader apply these concepts in actual strategies in their everyday lives • Identifies specific problems of parents with gifted children and outlines effective solutions to these challenges

Bullying And Victimization Across The Lifespan

Author: Paul R. Smokowski
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030202933
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This book examines bullying and victimization at different points across the lifespan, from childhood through old age. It examines bullying at disparate ecological levels, such as within the family, in school, on the internet, at the work place, and between countries. This volume explores the connections between variations of bullying that manifests in multiple forms of violence and victimization. It also describes how bullying dynamics can affect individuals, families, and communities. Using a universal definition of bullying dynamics, chapters discuss bullying roles during different developmental periods across the lifespan. In addition, chapters review each role in the bullying dynamic and discuss behavioral health consequences, prevention strategies, and ways to promote restorative justice to decrease the impact of toxic bullying behaviors on society. The book concludes with recommendations for possible solutions and prevention suggestions. Topics featured in this book include: Mental health and the neurobiological impacts of bullying. The prevalence of bystanders and their behavior in bullying dynamics. The relationship between traditional bullying and cyberbullying. How bullying causes trauma. Sibling violence and bullying. Bullying in intimate partner relationships. Elder abuse as a form of bullying. Why bullying is a global public health concern. Bullying and Victimization Across the Lifespan is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, clinicians, and related professionals as well as graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, social work, public health, and family studies as well as anthropology, social psychology, sociology, and criminology.

A New Life Journal

Author: Jane Cafarella
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490703365
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Full of warm, witty and wise stories about parenting, A New Life Journal began as a weekly column by Australian journalist Jane Cafarella about her daughter's first year and ended up a life's work. First published in The Age newspaper from 1993 -1997, the column struck a chord with readers, many of whom wrote in response: "Your family life so often mirrors my own." It is that made the column so universally relevant and which led to it being picked up by Quality Time magazine from 1997 to 2002. Excerpts were also broadcast on the ABC Radio National program Life Matters over the years and further instalments were published on Jane's Older and Wider blog. Now, for the first time, the columns have been collated into a single edition for a new generation of readers to enjoy. Written over more than 20 years, A New Life Journal is both a parenting book and a memoir, covering everything from first words and potty training to choosing schools and finally letting go. A must-read for all new parents, step parents and blended families A New Life Journal is a funny, eloquent and compassionate record of one family's parenting journey and the universal issues that face parents across generations.

The Routledge International Encyclopedia Of Education

Author: Gary McCulloch
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131785358X
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The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education is a unique and major resource for the field of education. It is a comprehensive, single-volume work, arranged alphabetically and comprising around 600 entries. The entries range from definitions of key educational concepts and terms to biographies of key educators and specially written substantial essays on major educational topics. The volume includes authoritative and critical commentary on historical and contemporary themes; examinations of continuities, changes and emerging issues; and discussions of the educational traditions and features of major countries and continents. The following special features are also included: Unrivalled coverage of education in a single volume Entries by leading international educational researchers Contributors drawn from all over the globe, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States A distinguished international advisory board Fully cross-referenced and indexed Suggestions for further reading Offering insight into the world of education in an interesting, informed and sometimes provocative way, The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education is an invaluable work of reference for educators, students, researchers and policy makers in education and related fields internationally.

Central And East European Politics

Author: Sharon L. Wolchik
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742567354
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Now in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the other half of Europe, the new and future members of the EU along with the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage.

Edinburgh Companion To Twentieth Century British And American War Literature

Author: Adam Piette
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748653937
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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ

Politics In The Playground

Author: Helen May
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ISBN: 9781877372681
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Politics in the Playground is a lively account of early childhood education and care in postwar New Zealand. The provision of care and education for young New Zealand children expanded significantly after 1945. Whereas some 2,000 children were attending free kindergartens in 1944, there were 171,138 in early childhood education by 2007, representing about 96% of children between the ages of three and four. For the Maori, early childhood education institutions emerged in the 1960s, but evolved dramatically with the Te Kohanga Reo movement in the 1980s - the comprehensive immersion in Maori language and culture, including the spiritual dimension. The place of children in New Zealand's social history also makes this book a remarkable record of social movements. The postwar search for security, the radicalism of the 1960s and 1970s, the rise of feminism, the role of the State in social issues, increasing employment of women - all have impacted early childhood education. The language of the debate has shifted from 'social progress' in mid-century, to the economic terminology of the 1990s, to some considerations of the young child as a citizen in the 2000s. This revised and expanded edition will interest parents along with policy makers, teachers, and students.

Gordon Strachan

Author: Leo Moynihan
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448133173
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Gordon Strachan has probably become best known among football fans for his realistic and often witty assessments of his teams' performances and football matters in general. It is easy to forget that Strachan forged a career as a player where his abilities made him the only player ever to win the Football Writers' Player of the Year Award both north and south of the border. Now managing Celtic, this fully updated biography of one of Scotland's most charismatic exports is published 40 years after the club became the first British team to win the European Cup. In this comprehensive and fascinating biography, Leo Moynihan looks at the tenacity of Strachan as a player, determined to prove his old mentor wrong when Ferguson sold him to Leeds Utd, on the basis of him being past his best, and the true relationship that exists between them, as well as the honesty of a man who has often left followers of the beautiful game scratching their heads, but always full of admiration.