After more than a century of evolution, early childhood care and education in the United States is in transition. In this frank discussion of the field’s purpose, identity, and responsibility, the authors examine the major issues that must be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. They show how adaptive leadership work can unify the field, create openness to new change strategies, generate a shared vision, and build a viable strategy for its achievement. This provocative volume: Examines the leadership challenges of early childhood education, drawing lessons from extensive interviews and focus groups and from historical analyses.Suggests how the early care and education field can position itself to take charge of its future, rather than being driven by external influences. Outlines the need to focus internally, along with a challenging assessment of the field’s resistance to change.Focuses on the necessity for the early care and education field to engage in critical adaptive work or risk the consequences of not doing so. “This is a powerful book that has the potential to reinvent the field in ways that have yet to be determined. It should be required reading for all who work in early care and education.” —Josué Cruz, Jr., Dean, College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and past president of NAEYC “They get it! We need a true system of services for young children and their families in America. The authors explain to us why and present options for all of us to consider as we move forward.” —Dick Clifford, Associate Director, National Center For Early Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Goffin and Washington employ a variety of tactics to help us acknowledge imminent fork-in-the-road options in our field….If we fail to engage in this adaptive work, we will be no better than the elected officials whom we criticize for their partisan stubbornness and refusal to collaborate for the good of the whole.” —Marilyn M. Smith, Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC

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Genre Book : Education
Author : Stacie G. Goffin
Editor : Teachers College Press
Release : 2007
File Download : 104 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780807775417
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Paul and Hjordy Wagner know what it's like to have a child come out- they have had that conversation not once, but twice. Both their sons, Brad and Andrew are gay. The Wagners quickly embraced their sons' sexuality, but they soon realized that for other families, the transition was not as smooth.Many young gay people today muster the courage to come out to family and are made to feel ostracized and abandoned by loved ones as a result. In Ready or Not.They're Gay, the Wagners share their own journey to acceptance of their sons' sexual identity with the hope that other families will be better equipped to approach the news of a gay child or loved one in a healthy, positive way. Including a range of perspectives on the experience from their circle of family and friends, they offer guidance for parents and teachers of gay children and tips from the GLBT community on how to make the coming-out talk easier on both parties.

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Genre Book : Family & Relationships
Author : Paul Wagner
Editor : BookPros, LLC
Release : 2009
File Download : 150 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780981546285
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“Children grow up too fast today!” This complaint, often tinged with a sense of bewilderment and helplessness, is heard with increasing frequency among parents today. Indeed, even the preteen “tweens” are sophisticated beyond their years, experiencing, sexual and emotional aspects of life heretofore considered “adult” and facing emotional and material overload that in the relatively recent past would have daunted people twice their age. In Ready or Not, Kay Hymowitz offers a startling look at the forces in the popular culture that bombard our children today. In particular she shows how “experts” urging us to treat children as “small adults” have affected our ideas about childhood. The most pernicious effect of this new development, she believes, is that the independence and other trappings of maturity that children are given (rather than earning) at an early age makes them paradoxically less able to negotiate the passage to adulthood than their predecessors in an earlier, more protective time.

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Genre Book : Family & Relationships
Author : Kay S. Hymowitz
Editor : Encounter Books
Release : 2000
File Download : 296 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781893554207
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You've expanded (to the point where you've traded high-fashion maternity wear for your husband's XXL T-shirts), answered way too many questions about your babies' conception, and felt your belly bounce like jelly as your dynamic duo engaged in a boxing match. And the adventure has only begun! In her first humor-packed guide to raising twins, Elizabeth Lyons and her “multiples” sorority offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies, and sage advice.Topics include: -Preparing the Lair: Mandatory Gear for Babies and Mom -Twinproofing Your Marriage -Breastfeeding Strategies (and Why It's Okay if You Don't) -Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches -Getting Twins on a Schedule—Preferably the Same One Lyons balances the day-to-day challenges of raising twins—from double feedings to sleep deprivation to getting out while pretending everything's under control—with a sanity-saving dose of camaraderie. By the end, you'll be smiling and shouting, “Thank heaven, I'm not alone!”

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Genre Book : Family & Relationships
Author : Elizabeth Lyons
Editor : Finn Phyllis Press
Release : 2007-04-01
File Download : 238 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0974699020
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Debra Evans helps grandparents understand that they alone can do for their grandchildren and their adult children. She offers practical advice, information, encouragement, and resources that will make you a better grandparent.

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Genre Book : Family & Relationships
Author : Debra Evans
Editor : Chariot Victor Pub
Release : 1997
File Download : 211 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0781402441
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well explores how today’s parenting techniques and our myopic educational system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future—and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness. In The Price of Privilege, respected clinician, Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Continuing to address the mistaken notions about what children need to thrive in Teach Your Children Well, Levine tore down the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. In Ready or Not, she continues the discussion, showing how these same parenting practices, combined with a desperate need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail spectacularly. Increasingly, the world we know has become disturbing, unfamiliar, and even threatening. In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, adults are doubling-down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. Yet these daunting expectations, combined with the stress parents feel and unwittingly project onto their children, are leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed—and unprepared for the future that awaits them. While these damaging effects are known, the world into which these children are coming of age is not. And continuing to focus primarily on grades and performance are leaving kids more ill-prepared than ever to navigate the challenges to come. But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists, Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

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Genre Book : Family & Relationships
Author : Madeline Levine, PhD
Editor : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-02-11
File Download : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780062657794
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Top ten things Samantha Madison isn't ready for 10. Spending Thanksgiving at Camp David 9. With her boyfriend, the president's son 8. Who wants to take things to the Next Level 7. Which Sam inadvertently announces live on MTV 6. While discussing the president's dubious policies on families, morals, and, yes, sex 5. Juggling her new after-school job at Potomac Video 4. Even though she's already the (unpaid) teen ambassador to the UN 3. Getting accosted because she's "the redheaded girl who saved the president's life," despite her new ebony tresses 2. Dealing with her popular sister Lucy, who for once can't get the guy she wants And the number-one thing Sam isn't ready for? 1. Finding out the hard way that in art class, "life drawing" means "naked people"

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Genre Book : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Meg Cabot
Editor : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
File Download : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780061972041
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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author : Maurice Obstfeld
Editor : Princeton Univ International Economics
Release : 1998
File Download : 36 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106014924358
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Genre Book : Historical fiction
Author : Norma Johnston
Editor :
Release : 1965
File Download : 243 Pages
ISBN-10 : LCCN:65011726
Price : FREE

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PICTURE BOOKS. Mr Croc is a great new character. In this second book, he is getting dressed and ready to go out. Help him put on his clothes with the wonderful pull tabs and be surprised by the pop up ending. Gorgeous young child-friendly artwork, and a great interactive book.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Jo Lodge
Editor : Hodder & Stoughton
Release : 2005
File Download : 12 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0340894121
Price : FREE

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