Our Kids Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Our Kids

  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476769905

Our Kids Excerpt :

"The bestselling author of Bowling Alone offers [an] ... examination of the American Dream in crisis--how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"--

Failing Our Kids Book

Failing Our Kids

  • Author : Charles Ungerleider
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2004-03-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 0771086822

Failing Our Kids Excerpt :

Our public schools are in danger of collapse, and if they do, we will all pay the price Healthy public schools are essential for a healthy economy and creating informed citizens. But we are neglecting our schools in a perversely malicious way: making impossible demands on them, strangling them financially, creating trivial changes for the sake of ideology, avoiding necessary changes, and just plain ignoring them. In this forcefully argued and convincing book, education expert Charles Ungerleider makes our situation plain. Canadians have never placed a higher value on education, but if we do not do something about public schools now, we may lose the benefits that they provide and miss the opportunity to fix them. Drawing on the latest research and using examples from across the country, Ungerleider describes what’s right and what’s wrong about our public schools system and provides solutions for making them a lot better. He looks at the conflict between “traditional” and “progressive” approaches to education. He argues that the public school curriculum has become bloated, fragmented, and mired in trivia. He examines the effects of the changing family and the influence on children of television, the Internet, video games, and their peers. He discusses the work of teachers and teachers’ unions, the changes in public school finance and governance, and the issue of accountability. And he takes on the issue of school choice and competition, where, more than anywhere else, rhetoric prevails over reason.

Loving Our Kids on Purpose Book
Score: 5
From 10 Ratings

Loving Our Kids on Purpose

  • Author : Danny Silk
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-12-28
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9780768496697

Loving Our Kids on Purpose Excerpt :

Here is a fresh look at the age-old role of parenting.Loving Our Kids on Purpose brings the principles of the Kingdom of God and revival into our strategy as parents. 2 Corinthians 3:17 tells us that Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Most parenting approaches train children to learn to accept being controlled by well meaning parents and adults. Unfortunately, God is not going to control us as we gain independence from our parents.We must learn to control ourselves.This book will teach parents to train their children to manage their freedoms and protect their important heart to heart relationships.

Dumbing Down Our Kids Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Dumbing Down Our Kids

  • Author : Charles J. Sykes
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 0312148232

Dumbing Down Our Kids Excerpt :

Offers an expose of American public education, charging that faddish educational theories and the drive to inflate students' self-esteem are causing standards to decline

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill Book
Score: 2.5
From 5 Ratings

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

  • Author : Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307429452

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill Excerpt :

There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with deadly, frightening accuracy, murdering anyone in their paths. What is going on? According to the authors of Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill, there is blame to be laid right at the feet of the makers of violent video games (called "murder trainers" by one expert), the TV networks, and the Hollywood movie studios--the people responsible for the fact that children witness literally thousands of violent images a day. Authors Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano offer incontrovertible evidence, much of it based on recent major scientific studies and empirical research, that movies, TV, and video games are not just conditioning children to be violent--and unaware of the consequences of that violence--but are teaching the very mechanics of killing. Their book is a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth. And, most important, it is a blueprint for us all on how that can be achieved. In Paducah, Kentucky, Michael Carneal, a fourteen-year-old boy who stole a gun from a neighbor's house, brought it to school and fired eight shots at a student prayer group as they were breaking up. Prior to this event, he had never shot a real gun before. Of the eight shots he fired, he had eight hits on eight different kids. Five were head shots, the other three upper torso. The result was three dead, one paralyzed for life. The FBI says that the average, experienced, qualified law enforcement officer, in the average shootout, at an average range of seven yards, hits with less than one bullet in five. How does a child acquire such killing ability? What would lead him to go out and commit such a horrific act?

We re Killing Our Kids Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

We re Killing Our Kids

  • Author : Todd Hollander
  • Publisher : Worthy Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0975316648

We re Killing Our Kids Excerpt :

A Book For Everyone Who Cares About ChildrenThe CrisisThe problem of overweight children has reached an epidemic level- More than 30% of American children are overweight; at least 15% are obese- Due to poor nutrition and lack of exercise, millions more are at risk- According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, "Overweight is now the most common medical condition of childhood"- The physical, psychological, and economic consequences of this epidemic are staggeringThe SolutionThis informative, motivational, and practical book reveals:- How to objectively assess a child?s weight- The 10 leading causes of overweight children- The consequences of poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles- The myths and facts about nutrition, exercise, and weight loss- A step-by-step plan for helping children develop lifelong habits of good nutrition and physical fitnessOffered as a motivational and practical guidebook, We're Killing Our Kids enable parents, grandparents, educators, and other concerned adults to help children develop lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical fitness.

Our Rights Book

Our Rights

  • Author : Janet Wilson
  • Publisher : Kids Making a Difference
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1926920953

Our Rights Excerpt :

Profiles ten children around the world, from the United States to Yemen, who have taken on the role of social activist.

Give Our Kids a Real Head Start Book

Give Our Kids a Real Head Start

  • Author : Samantha W. Davis
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2011-04-08
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 1456756745

Give Our Kids a Real Head Start Excerpt :

Give Our Kids A Real Head Start written by Samantha Davis, has just the kind of practical advice that parents everywhere need to help them give their children a real head start in school. It will also inspire, encourage, motivate, and cheer parents on as they work with their children at home. This book also includes 100 websites to keep your child smart and part of the proceeds collected from the sale of this book will go to Literacy, Inc. at www.literacyinc.com/donate.html

Cheating Our Kids Book

Cheating Our Kids

  • Author : Joe Williams
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466886957

Cheating Our Kids Excerpt :

Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's education is compromised. He argues that increased accountability and choice are necessary, and shows how the people can take back the education system, enhancing responsibility inherent in democracy. The solution is a new brand of hardball politics that demands competence from school leaders and shifts the power away from bureaucrats and union leaders to the people who have a the greatest reason to put kids first: concerned parents. With practical steps and uplifting examples of success, Cheating Our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education is a manifesto to action.

Parent Fuel  For the Fire Inside Our Kids Book

Parent Fuel For the Fire Inside Our Kids

  • Author : Barry St. Clair
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2007-02-16
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433519413

Parent Fuel For the Fire Inside Our Kids Excerpt :

Most parents ask, "How do I help my kids turn out right?" Thisbook suggests a better question: "How do I help my kids love Jesusmore?"

How We Make Our Kids Angry Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

How We Make Our Kids Angry

  • Author : Roger Cross
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830833658

How We Make Our Kids Angry Excerpt :

I remember one of the first times our younger daughter Amber vented her anger at me for something I did. In reality, it was something I didn't do that made her mad. She had asked me to help her with a paper she was writing for a middle school class. The paper required a lot of research, and Amber didn't know how to go about doing the research."There's nothing to it," I assured her flippantly. Then instead of showing her what she needed to do, I simply told her to get started, explaining that she would figure out how to do the research as she went along.She let out an exasperated sigh. "But Dad, I don't know how to--""Amber, just get started," I insisted with authority, "and you'll figure it out." Then I left the room.(from the introduction)When the author understood his mistake, he was able to go and talk with his daughter. As she vented, he began to understand what a capacity parents have to make their kids angry, and how he could change his approach to communicating with his children to improve their relationship. In the years since Roger Cross has been studying the things parents do that make kids angry, such as:playing favoriteshaving loose or confusing boundariesexpecting kids to fill adult roles and moreDrawing on his ministry of Youth for Christ along with a survey of one hundred students of varied ages and backgrounds, Roger Cross has created a practical, helpful book for parents who want to understand why their kids are so angry and what they need to do to change.

How We Love Our Kids Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

How We Love Our Kids

  • Author : Milan Yerkovich
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307729255

How We Love Our Kids Excerpt :

One small change in how you love; one big change in your kids Having problems with your kids? What if you are the problem and you just can’t see it? How We Love Our Kids offers a unique approach, to help you as a parent transform your kids by making specific changes in how you love. It’s the only book specifically for parents that reveals the unseen forces that shape every interaction with your kids. • Identify which of the five love styles you have. • Discover the surprising dynamics that shape your parenting. • Get rid of your “buttons” so your kids can’t push them. • Create a close connection with your kids that will last a lifetime. • Learn the seven gifts every child needs. Based on years of research in the area of attachment and bonding, How We Love Our Kids shows parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age. Retool your reactions and refocus on how you love. Start today. Watch your kids flourish and thrive as they receive what was missing in your love. With four self-assessments and powerful application tools to use with children of all ages.

Concussions and Our Kids Book

Concussions and Our Kids

  • Author : Robert Cantu
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547774039

Concussions and Our Kids Excerpt :

A leading doctor “shines the light” on concussions, CTE, and keeping youth sports safe (Gregg Easterbrook, ESPN football columnist). See the movie Concussion. But first read the classic book from the acclaimed concussion doctor who’s changing how America thinks about safety in youth sports. From Washington to Quebec, from offices at the NFL to the New York Times, from the NHL players union to the soccer fields of Anytown, USA, people are talking about concussions. Long believed by experts to be a silent epidemic, concussions are fast becoming the most dominating and important issue in all of sports. At the center of this crisis—and one of the key reasons for this increased awareness—is Dr. Robert Cantu, the country’s leading expert on athletic brain trauma and a pioneer in the study of the link between concussions and progressive brain disease in athletes. He has treated thousands of patients who have experienced brain trauma, from high-profile professional athletes to peewees, including young boys and girls who play soccer, football, lacrosse, hockey, and other sports. And he is on the frontlines of groundbreaking research that is changing the way sports are played. Concussions and Our Kids is the first prescriptive book of its kind to address the issue of head trauma in sports and provide preventive solutions to protect athletes and give guidelines for the way sports can be played safely. Dr. Cantu and sports journalist Mark Hyman have crafted a book that is part manifesto, part manual, explaining to parents and coaches what head trauma is, why it has become a focus of national attention, and why some practices in youth sports must change. They also outline the measures we can take to protect our children. Readers will learn: • The signs and symptoms of a concussion • Three concussion tests parents can give at home • Concussions and what “rest” really means • How concussions improperly treated can develop into post-concussion syndrome • W

What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up Book

What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up

  • Author : Maggie Hamilton
  • Publisher : Affirm Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-22
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781922711281

What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up Excerpt :

What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up? by bestselling author Maggie Hamilton, explains how to recognise when the child in us comes out to play, from wanting to be rescued all the time to relying on others to do the heavy lifting. With clear-eyed analysis, Hamilton provides insightful ideas and practical tools to make us less escapist and more resilient, and to better prime our kids for health, happiness and independence in this complex world.