PARENTING NEVER ENDS. From the founders of the #1 site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood The high school and college years: an extended roller coaster of academics, friends, first loves, first break-ups, driver’s ed, jobs, and everything in between. Kids are constantly changing and how we parent them must change, too. But how do we stay close as a family as our lives move apart? Enter the co-founders of Grown and Flown, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington. In the midst of guiding their own kids through this transition, they launched what has become the largest website and online community for parents of fifteen to twenty-five year olds. Now they’ve compiled new takeaways and fresh insights from all that they’ve learned into this handy, must-have guide. Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up to—and through—high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic—such as academics, anxiety and mental health, college life—it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars. Consider this your parenting lifeline: an easy-to-use manual that offers support and perspective. Grown and Flown is required reading for anyone looking to raise an adult with whom you have an enduring, profound connection.

Author ,
Isbn 1250188954
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2019-09-03
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF

Peppa Pig gets a pretty card in the mail from Zoe Zebra. It's a Valentine's Day card! Peppa learns about the meaning of Valentine's Day and decides to show all of her friends just how special they are to her. This storybook with Valentine's stickers is based on the hit animated TV show, as seen on Nick Jr.

Author Courtney Carbone
Isbn 133818489X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-11-28
Pages 24
Language English
File format PDF

Cinderella, Rapunzel, Aurora, Belle, Snow White, Tiana, Ariel, and Jasmine celebrate love in many different ways. This Step 1 reader features all the Disney princesses, as well as the princes and friends who love them. Young children ages 4 to 6 who are just starting to read will embrace this book about love. Makes a great Valentine's Day gift!

Author Jennifer Liberts Weinberg
Isbn 0385385587
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-11-27
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail). Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author Peter Watts
Isbn 9781429955195
Genre Fiction
Year 2006-10-03
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Author Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Isbn 0061792802
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2010-02-17
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

Game studies is a rapidly developing field across the world, with a growing number of dedicated courses addressing video games and digital play as significant phenomena in contemporary everyday life and media cultures. Seth Giddings looks to fill a gap by focusing on the relationship between the actual and virtual worlds of play in everyday life. He addresses both the continuities and differences between digital play and longer-established modes of play. The 'gameworlds' title indicates both the virtual world designed into the videogame and the wider environments in which play is manifested: social relationships between players; hardware and software; between the virtual worlds of the game and the media universes they extend (e.g. Pokémon, Harry Potter, Lego, Star Wars); and the gameworlds generated by children's imaginations and creativity (through talk and role-play, drawings and outdoor play). The gameworld raises questions about who, and what, is in play. Drawing on recent theoretical work in science and technology studies, games studies and new media studies, a key theme is the material and embodied character of these gameworlds and their components (players' bodies, computer hardware, toys, virtual physics, and the physical environment). Building on detailed small-scale ethnographic case studies, Gameworlds is the first book to explore the nature of play in the virtual worlds of video games and how this play relates to, and crosses over into, everyday play in the actual world.

Author Seth Giddings
Isbn 1623568021
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-08-28
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

Therapist and family and youth specialist Michael Ungar takes readers inside of a weekly support group for families with difficult children. Using the struggles of the families and his own experiences with a troubled upbringing, Ungar lays out nine strategies for parents to help difficult children grow and flourish.

Author Michael Ungar
Isbn 1459729846
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 232
Language English
File format PDF

Bring the quirky world of pixel art to life with fusible craft beads. Colorful, inexpensive beads from Perler®, Hama®, Nabbi®, or Artkal® are perfect for recreating the retro 8-bit era of blocky video games. Making trendy pixelated wearables, jewelry, and home décor is as simple as following a chart, and your finished creations will look as if they just stepped off a screen. Inside this book you’ll find over 50 super fun design ideas for digital-inspired jewelry, coasters, frames, boxes, toys, and more. You’ll learn all the basics of assembling and fusing beads, with tips on tools, pegboards, and adhesives. No crafting experience is necessary, with clear directions and step-by-step photos that make it easy to get great results.

Author Choly Knight
Isbn 1607654741
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2015-07-01
Pages 250
Language English
File format PDF

Celebrate love with the #1 New York Times Best-Selling title! Ring in Valentine's Day—and love—with The Very Hungry Caterpillar! This charming, sweet title is the perfect gift for that special someone on Valentine's Day—or any day of the year. You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter. Using a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this special gift book gives all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place.

Author Eric Carle
Isbn 0593382935
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-12-15
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF