We live in an increasingly "virtual" world in which it can be tempting to skip making that true, human connection with someone in pain. Even though our thoughts might be with them, we lack the confidence to reach out, worrying that we will say or do the "wrong" thing. In this practical, step-by-step guide to what she calls "the art of comforting," Val Walker draws on numerous interviews with "Master Comforters" to guide readers in gently and gracefully breaking through the walls that those who are suffering often erect around themselves. Interviewees include inspiring individuals such as Alicia Rasin, who, as a victim's advocate for the city of Richmond, Virginia, has devoted her life to comforting grieving families devastated by homicide, gang violence, and other traumatic experiences; or Patricia Ellen, who, as a grief counselor and outreach director at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine, appears on site to support and comfort children, staff, and parents when a school is facing a death, violence, or other crises. All of us will, at one time or the other, be called upon to offer warmth and support to another human being who is suffering-this book will show you how to answer the call with an open heart.

Author ,
Isbn 110144469X
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2010-10-28
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

A wickedly funny look at the challenges of new parenthood. With cocktail recipes. Being a new mom is “AHHHH! WHAT HAVE I DONE?” hard. Why are all these tiny clothes so expensive? Who wrote these mind-numbing board books? Will Mommy ever carry a purse again that’s not a diaper bag? And how is she even functioning off so little sleep? Reasons Mommy Drinks is a fresh, insightful, and hilarious collection of the various struggles faced by new parents—from mommy groups and single-people envy to the end of maternity leave—with a well-deserved cocktail recipe to go with each one. This must-have resource will help sleep-deprived new moms survive the baby years with their sense of humor, if not their lives as they once knew them, intact.

Author Lyranda Martin-Evans,Fiona Stevenson
Isbn 0385349300
Genre Humor
Year 2013-09-10
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

An indispensable resource for any early childhood program, Toddler Time: Classroom Activities for Active Toddlers contains safe, hands-on activities that are educational, easy to set up, and fun for toddlers. Promoting curiosity and readiness to learn, these innovative activities engage toddlers and help them investigate and discover the world around them. It includes 160 pages and over 100 no-fail ideas.

Author ,
Isbn 1620578824
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

A comprehensive guide to working with teen parents and their children that provides practical program ideas for successful school and public library program development, implementation, and evaluation. • Storytime outlines, craft ideas, surveys, and questionnaires for use with teen parents • Ready-to-use flannel board story patterns • A contribution from Maryann Mori, a nationally recognized expert on presenting "Every Child Ready to Read" workshops to teen parents • Extensive bibliographies and lists, including recommended books to read aloud, recorded music, fingerplays, and resources—both books and websites—for teen parent program development

Author Ellin Klor,Sarah Nordhausen
Isbn 1598846949
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2011-09-12
Pages 200
Language English
File format PDF