It s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate KidsIt s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids

Hint: many of the rules aren’t what you think they are! The “rules” in this book focus on the toddler and preschool years—an important time for laying the foundation for competent and compassionate older kids and then adults.

Author: Heather Shumaker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101597132


Page: 400

View: 776

Parenting can be such an overwhelming job that it’s easy to lose track of where you stand on some of the more controversial subjects at the playground (What if my kid likes to rough house—isn’t this ok as long as no one gets hurt? And what if my kid just doesn’t feel like sharing?). In this inspiring and enlightening book, Heather Shumaker describes her quest to nail down “the rules” to raising smart, sensitive, and self-sufficient kids. Drawing on her own experiences as the mother of two small children, as well as on the work of child psychologists, pediatricians, educators and so on, in this book Shumaker gets to the heart of the matter on a host of important questions. Hint: many of the rules aren’t what you think they are! The “rules” in this book focus on the toddler and preschool years—an important time for laying the foundation for competent and compassionate older kids and then adults. Here are a few of the rules: • It’s OK if it’s not hurting people or property • Bombs, guns and bad guys allowed. • Boys can wear tutus. • Pictures don’t have to be pretty. • Paint off the paper! • Sex ed starts in preschool • Kids don’t have to say “Sorry.” • Love your kid’s lies. IT’S OK NOT TO SHARE is an essential resource for any parent hoping to avoid PLAYDATEGATE (i.e. your child’s behavior in a social interaction with another child clearly doesn’t meet with another parent’s approval)!

It s OK to Go Up the SlideIt s OK to Go Up the Slide

This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it’s technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks.

Author: Heather Shumaker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698175471


Page: 272

View: 762

When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It’s OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her “renegade rules” for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It’s Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It’s Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don’t Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they’re spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it’s technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules.

It s OK Not to Be OKIt s OK Not to Be OK

ou've probably found yourself “not too bad” when someone replying “fine”, ... if you're not, and you are struggling a bit, not sharing or showing how you ...

Author: Dr. Tina Rae

Publisher: QED Publishing

ISBN: 9780711256903


Page: 64

View: 983

It's OK not to be OK acknowledges and explores common mental health disorders such as depression, eating disorders, and anxiety. Get the low down on these issues, why they happen, and discover ways of looking after mental health in our fast-moving world. This book will help children and young people develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

It s OK That You re Not OKIt s OK That You re Not OK

This ranges from the close-but-no-cigar comparison of “My husband died, too,” to “My goldfish died when I was eight, so I know just how you feel.” We share ...

Author: Megan Devine

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622039081


Page: 280

View: 276

Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.” So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible? In It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn: • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world. It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.

The Ultimate New Mom s CookbookThe Ultimate New Mom s Cookbook

... Night Roast Rosemary Chicken Sinfully Succulent Skirt Steak and Mango Salad It's OK Not to Share Jerk Chicken Sandwiches Our Favorite Fish Tacos One-Pot ...

Author: Aurora Satler

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781624145674


Page: 224

View: 105

**National Parenting Product Award Winner** A Must-Have Resource for Every Mom-To-Be The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook is your guide to navigating this new world of prenatal nutrition, baby purees and picky eaters. Brimming with wholesome, satisfying recipes for every stage from the first day of your pregnancy to those tricky toddler years, this book eases your transition into parenthood and sets the foundation for your child to be a healthy and adventurous eater. Chef Aurora Satler and nutritionist Allison Childress anticipate your every new-parent need, with recipes for stocking your freezer for those first days home from the hospital, nutritious foods mom should eat while nursing and methods for introducing your child to new flavors and food textures. Delicious recipes like Tropical Tummy Mango Faux-’Jito soothe an upset stomach and satisfy intense pregnancy cravings, while Soba Noodle and Broccoli Rabe Buddha Bowls keep your energy up for sleepless nights filled with feedings. As your baby transitions to solids, nutrient-packed purees can be easily whipped up and repurposed into flavorful meals the whole family will enjoy, like Southwest Sweet Potato Cakes and Black Bean Salsa Fresca. This essential manual will nourish your baby from the first day of your pregnancy through the toddler years.

It s Okay Not to Be Okay Study GuideIt s Okay Not to Be Okay Study Guide

Following verse 7, regarding the Spirit that resides in us not being one of fear but ... in the Greek—so that we can be bold in sharing the Good News of His ...

Author: Sheila Walsh

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493426553


Page: 96

View: 488

Life is not always as we imagined it would be. Sheila Walsh wants you to face the pain of yesterday head-on and then start again, from right where you are. In this companion study guide to It's Okay Not to Be Okay, she helps you overcome the same old rut of struggles and pain by changing the way you think about God, yourself, and your everyday life. Her practical, doable, daily strategies will help you move forward one step at a time, knowing God will never let you down.

Hey Son It s Ok To Not Be OkHey Son It s Ok To Not Be Ok

Today, I see signs in my own son of moving towards isolation and not being ... the equation is when you decide to share your issue with family and friends.

Author: Jeff Johnson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525550508



View: 271

Every man faces struggles, but few talk about it, especially with their sons. Afraid to appear weak or vulnerable, fathers tend to keep their fears and uncertainties bottled up inside while projecting an image of strength and resilience. Meanwhile, they secretly self-medicate in all sorts of ways— alcohol, food, affairs, and gambling—with many of them inadvertently blowing up their marriage, their family, and even their career in the process. At a certain point, every father who is living such a life needs to ask himself a key question: what sort of legacy is this emotionally stunted approach to life leaving for his son? If fathers don’t teach their sons how to deal with their feelings, who will? And if fathers don’t take the time required to find emotional healing and positive coping skills for themselves, how can they help their boys when trouble strikes? Jeff Johnson found himself in exactly this situation when he was in his early forties. The president of a thriving family-owned company, by all outward appearances, he was a success. But inside, he was dying due to issues with depression, anxiety and ruminating. Jeff found himself unable to express how he was feeling, choosing to self-medicate, be dishonest, shut down and being unavailable emotionally. Sensing things were reaching a breaking point, he finally found the courage to come clean about what was going on. The result was a watershed of healing, forgiveness, and hope as he worked through his depression and dealt with his grief over how his hidden emotional struggles impacted his relationships with his wife and children. This book is the result of Jeff’s healing process. Though he doesn’t claim to be an expert, he offers his story and what he’s learned along the way to encourage and equip other fathers to deal with their emotional struggles in a positive way. Most importantly, he encourages fathers to share their story— their entire story, the good, the bad, and the ugly—with their sons to reassure them that it’s okay to admit they’re struggling. In fact, the worst thing they can do is try to hide it.

Talking About Death Won t Kill YouTalking About Death Won t Kill You

... and provides opportunities for children to open up and share their feelings and thoughts when they are ready. It's OK not to have all the answers.

Author: Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773051765


Page: 280

View: 574

This practical handbook will equip readers with the tools to have meaningful conversations about death and dying Death is a part of life. We used to understand this, and in the past, loved ones generally died at home with family around them. But in just a few generations, death has become a medical event, and we have lost the ability to make this last part of life more personal and meaningful. Today people want to regain control over health-care decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Talking About Death Won’t Kill You is the essential handbook to help Canadians navigate personal and medical decisions for the best quality of life for the end of our lives. Noted palliative-care educator and researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller shows readers how to identify and reframe limiting beliefs about dying with humor and compassion. With robust resource lists, Kortes-Miller addresses advance care plans for ourselves and our loved ones how to have conversations about end-of-life wishes with loved ones how to talk to children about death how to build a compassionate workplace practical strategies to support our colleagues how to talk to health-care practitioners how to manage challenging family dynamics as someone is dying what is involved in medical assistance in dying (MAID) Far from morbid, these conversations are full of meaning and life — and the relief that comes from knowing what your loved ones want, and what you want for yourself.

The Danish Way of ParentingThe Danish Way of Parenting

This upbeat and practical guide reveals the six essential principles that have been working for parents in Denmark for decades: - Play: essential for development and well-being - Authenticity: fosters trust and an 'inner compass' - ...

Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349414355


Page: 208

View: 379

'A shining alternative to high-stress modern parenting, and families from New Delhi to New York will shout with joy' Heather Shumaker, author of It's OK Not to Share and It's OK to Go Up the Slide DISCOVER THE PARENTING SECRETS OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical guide reveals the six essential principles that have been working for parents in Denmark for decades: - Play: essential for development and well-being - Authenticity: fosters trust and an 'inner compass' - Reframing: helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side - Empathy: allows us to act with kindness towards others - No ultimatums: no power struggles or resentment - Togetherness: a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day A revealing and fresh take on parenting advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.

Yours is Yours Mine is MineYours is Yours Mine is Mine

In this book the author provides a reading guide for parents and caregivers that correlates with each page of the book. It is during the primary years children are taught the importance of sharing.

Author: JoLanda Rogers

Publisher: T.A.L.K. Consulting, LLC

ISBN: 9781733760348


Page: 36

View: 597

Yours is Yours & Mine is Mine is a book written for children ages 3 to 8 discussing the importance of body safety and awareness. In this book the author provides a reading guide for parents and caregivers that correlates with each page of the book. It is during the primary years children are taught the importance of sharing. It's important that they also know when it's okay NOT to share. Bodies are not for sharing.

The Griffins of Castle CaryThe Griffins of Castle Cary

“A beautifully written ghost story filled with mystery and humor. This delightful novel has a fast-paced plot and distinctly drawn characters.

Author: Heather Shumaker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534430907


Page: 320

View: 434

A charming, adventure-filled debut novel that’s perfect for fans of The Penderwicks series. Siblings Meg, Will, and Ariel Griffin are off on an adventure! They can’t wait to spend a week visiting their eccentric aunt and her giant, tongue-drooling Newfoundland dog in England. But when they finally arrive, they’re faced with a few local secrets that stir up more than a little trouble. Add in some very peculiar lights, strange new friends, a police chase and some stampeding sheep, and the Griffin kids are in over their heads—literally. Apparently this town has a ghost problem and the three children must race to solve the mystery before the ghosts take something that doesn’t belong to them.

Awake at the BedsideAwake at the Bedside

I was so touched by the beauty of its simplicity and straightforwardness. ... The minute you start rationalizing, you know that it's not okay.

Author: Koshin Paley Ellison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614291428


Page: 300

View: 225

This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind. Contributors include Anyen Rinpoche, Coleman Barks, Craig D. Blinderman, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joshua Bright, Ira Byock, Robert Chodo Campbell, Rafael Campo, Ajahn Chah, Ram Dass, Kirsten DeLeo, Issan Dorsey, Mark Doty, Norman Fischer, Nick Flynn, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Shodo Harada Roshi, Tony Hoagland, Marie Howe, Fernando Kawai, Michael Kearney, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Stanley Kunitz, Stephen and Ondrea Levine, Judy Lief, Betsy MacGregor, Diane E. Meier, W. S. Merwin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Frank Ostaseski, Rachel Naomi Remen, Larry Rosenberg, Rumi, Cicely Saunders, Senryu, Jason Shinder, Derek Walcott, Radhule B. Weininger.


We smile politely and say that it's OK not to. ... of dollars in a short space of time by using the ideas that I will share with you in the pages to come.

Author: Daniel Priestley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780857086181


Page: 224

View: 974

Don't fight for customers, let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Pre-ordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who don't chase clients, clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand? And how can you get a slice of that action? In Oversubscribed, entrepreneur and bestselling author Daniel Priestley explains why...and, most importantly, how. This book is a recipe for ensuring demand outstrips supply for your product or service, and you have scores of customers lining up to give you money. Oversubscribed: Shows leaders, marketers, and entrepreneurs how they can get customers queuing up to use their services and products while competitors are forced to fight for business Explains how to become oversubscribed, even in a crowded marketplace Is full of practical tips alongside inspiring examples to alter our mindsets and get us bursting with ideas Is written by a successful entrepreneur who's used these ideas to excel in the ventures he has launched

Smashed The Art of the Sticker Combo Featuring the Art of the DC Street Sticker ExpoSmashed The Art of the Sticker Combo Featuring the Art of the DC Street Sticker Expo


Author: iwillnot

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 9781543933901


Page: 106

View: 558

Smashed: The Art of the Sticker Combo is a street art photography book that shows through photographs how trading street art stickers by mail has grown into a gallery exhibition that reached three million people. The DC Street Sticker EXPO has grown into Washington DC's largest group show with over 700 artists participating. The EXPO has hundreds of sticker artists from all over the world sending in amazing stickers for each installation. The result is a breathtaking sticker combo collage made up of hundreds of thousands of stickers that completely cover an art gallery in Washington DC. This street art photography book follows the growth of the DC Street Sticker EXPO beginning in 2013 with a 10,000-sticker installation, to an installation of a nearly 300,000 sticker combo collage in 2016.

Suicide Prevention Program for California Public SchoolsSuicide Prevention Program for California Public Schools

You know what that's like--share your feelings. DO NOT be a cheerful phony. It's okay to say directly "I feel scared by what you're telling me.


Publisher: California Department of Education

ISBN: UCBK:C005702147


Page: 258

View: 196

In 1983, the California State Legislature passed Senate Bill 947 which authorized a statewide Youth Suicide Prevention School Program, including provisions for staff training, parent awareness, and a classroom curriculum. This document contains the four guides of the Youth Suicide Prevention School Program. The first guide, the Implementation and Resource Guide, is for all school staff and includes an overview of the youth suicide prevention program; information on how to organize a suicide prevention program in school; guidelines for developing school suicide prevention policies and procedures; and relevant resources, including lists of selected readings for adolescents and adults, audiovisual resources, and suicide prevention centers in California. The Lesson Guide is a complete curriculum consisting of a five-lesson unit on youth suicide prevention. It includes an overview of the curriculum, a discussion of special concerns in teaching suicide prevention, lesson goals and objectives, instructions for lesson preparation, complete lesson plans, student worksheets and materials, and supplementary activities. The Guide for Staff Awareness In-Service Training includes detailed guidelines on how to conduct suicide prevention inservice programs for school personnel. The Guide for Parent Awareness Meetings includes guidelines on how to conduct a parent meeting about youth suicide prevention. (NB)

What Should I Say What Should I Say

However, if doing a favor for someone would cause excessive stress or inconvenience for you or your family, it's OK to say "no ". It's also OK to refuse for ...

Author: Shelly Burke

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781602666825


Page: 228

View: 687

"What Should I Say?" presents more than 100 potential foot-in-mouth moments and gives readers the right words to say to comfort, challenge, question, or encourage. (Christian)

Some Parts are NOT for SharingSome Parts are NOT for Sharing

This book is also available in Spanish. Julie Federico Children's Author To order discounted books;

Author: Julie Federico

Publisher: Julie K. Federico

ISBN: 9781606966037


Page: 32

View: 691

Travel with a pair of friendly fish as they learn about what parts of our bodies we share with others. Children will learn what the boundaries of appropriate touching are in a very non-threatening way. Former School Counselor Julie Federico begins the imperative conversation of personal boundaries in Some Parts are not for Sharing. Children will enjoy learning about their bodies as they get some important information from a pair of fish. Parents will marvel at the simple straightforward language and use of sea creatures that create this message all children must-hear. This book is also available in Spanish. Julie Federico Children's Author To order discounted books;

Saving ArcadiaSaving Arcadia

This is the story of a small band of determined townspeople and how far they went to save beloved land and endangered species from the grip of a powerful corporation.

Author: Heather Shumaker

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814342053


Page: 168

View: 152

Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes is a suspenseful and intimate land conservation adventure story set in the Great Lakes heartland. The story spans more than forty years, following the fate of a magnificent sand dune on Lake Michigan and the people who care about it. Author and narrator Heather Shumaker shares the remarkable untold stories behind protecting land and creating new nature preserves. Written in a compelling narrative style, the book is intended in part as a case study for landscape-level conservation and documents the challenges of integrating economic livelihoods into conservation and what it really means to “preserve” land over time. This is the story of a small band of determined townspeople and how far they went to save beloved land and endangered species from the grip of a powerful corporation. Saving Arcadia is a narrative with roots as deep as the trees the community is trying to save; something set in motion before the author was even born. And yet, Shumaker gives a human face to the changing nature of land conservation in the twenty-first century. Throughout this chronicle we meet people like Elaine, a nineteen-year-old farm wife; Dori, a lakeside innkeeper; and Glen, the director of the local land trust. Together with hundreds of others they cross cultural barriers and learn to help one another in an effort to win back the six-thousand-acre landscape taken over by Consumers Power that is now facing grave devastation. The result is a triumph of community that includes working farms, local businesses, summer visitors, year-round residents, and a network of land stewards. A work of creative nonfiction, Saving Arcadia is the adventurous tale of everyday people fighting to reclaim the land that has been in their family for generations. It explores ideas about nature and community, and anyone from scholars of ecology and conservation biology to readers of naturalist writing can gain from Arcadia’s story.

A Mistaken MatchA Mistaken Match

She squatted down to the boy's eye level, keeping far enough away not to frighten him. “It's okay, Evan. ... Hugh did not share her opinion.

Author: Whitney Bailey

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488017896


Page: 288

View: 893

MATRIMONY MIX-UP Hoping for a fresh start, Ann Cromwell travels to New Haven, Ohio, from London, England, as a mail-order bride—and learns she's not the wife her groom-to-be was looking for. Though handsome farmer James McCann is kindly, he's made it clear he wants the matchmaking agency to fix their mistake. But if she can't convince him to give her a chance, she's not sure where she'll go. James can't imagine why the matchmakers ignored his request for a plain bride. He was burned by a beautiful woman before, and he's sure someone as stunning as Ann is unsuited for rural living. While the agency sorts out the error, though, Ann quietly works her way into James's life…but can he ever allow her into his heart?