To Touch Is To Live

Author: Ph D Mariana Caplan
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 193538788X
Size: 63.98 MB
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For babies to develop normally, they must be touched. Adults, too, thrive when touch is a normal part of their each day: a reassuring handshake, a sympathetic hug, a healing massage. But how often do we permit ourselves or others these simple forms of contact: physical touch, our emotional presence, spiritual communion? We need to get more in touch--closer to who we really are as a species, and in ways that support our highest human potential. Touching can be communication, friendship, kindness, service, or love for God. Topics include: * The highest human need * The roots of violence and abuse. * Acquisitions: a substitute for touch * Healing through touch. * A healthy model of sexuality. * Touch as a context for our lives. Foreword by Ashley Montagu.

8 Strategies For Successful Step Parenting

Author: Nadir Baksh
ISBN: 1456601164
Size: 29.45 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written in a non-apologetic voice, 8 Strategies for Successful Step-Parenting present strong and specific direction for handling common problems. This book will empower readers to take up their new challenge of step-parenting with common sense, firmness and compassion; but most of all, with greater self-knowledge – the best strategy for success in any important task.

You Don T Know Anything

Author: Nadir Baksh
ISBN: 1456601520
Size: 10.10 MB
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In You Don't Know Anything...!: A Manual for Parenting Your Teenagers, we will take into consideration those ages between twelve and eighteen, ending at the general time at which most teens matriculate to college or independent living, although twenty years of age is more commonly thought of as the demarcation into adulthood. The teen years are filled with many intellectual and physiological changes involving growth spurts, developmental achievements, the appearance of secondary sex characteristics and questions of sexual identity. Equally as important, but less often mentioned, is the recognition that adolescence is also a time of "feeling" unparalleled in any other stage. Your son or daughter is feeling the possibilities that exist in a world just opening up to him or her and suffering the fears that come with breaking away from the warm dependency of the core family to venture into the un- known. Your child's adolescence will be marked by the longing to turn back to simpler times without responsibility, together with the urge to march forward, armed with little more than dreams of what might be. This book is designed to encourage in you a deeper appreciation of their challenges.

The Routledge Companion To Severe Profound And Multiple Learning Difficulties

Author: Penny Lacey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317511425
Size: 53.99 MB
Format: PDF
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The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties is a timely and rich resource with contributions from writing teams of acknowledged experts providing a balance of both academic and practitioner perspectives. The book covers a myriad of topics and themes and has the core purpose of informing and supporting everyone who is interested in improving the quality of education and support for children and young adults with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families. Each chapter contains careful presentations and analyses of the findings from influential research and its practical applications and the book is a treasure chest of experiences, suggestions and ideas from practitioners that will be invaluable for many years to come. The chapters include many vignettes gathered from practitioners in the field and are written specifically to be rigorous yet accessible. The contributors cover topics related to the rights and needs of children and young adults from 0-25 years, crucial features of high quality education, characteristics of integrated provision and effective and sensitive working with families to ensure the best possible outcomes for their children. Crucially, the voice of the learners themselves shines through. Historical provision that has had an impact on developing services and modern legislation aimed at improving provision and services are also discussed. The contributed chapters are organised into six themed parts: Provision for learners with SLD/PMLD. Involving stakeholders. Priorities for meeting the personal and social needs of learners. Developing the curriculum. Strategies for supporting teaching and learning. Towards a new understanding of education for learners with SLD/PMLD. This text is an essential read for students on courses and staff working in and with the whole range of educational settings catering for children and young adults with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, not just for teachers but also for support staff, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and other specialists.

Mommy Draw Stars On My Tummy

Author: Martine Groeneveld
Publisher: PT Book Publishing
ISBN: 0982295901
Size: 55.19 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Promotes parents using nurturing touch combined with songs and nursery rhymes to connect with their young children, and includes songs and activities for playtime, bedtime, and the different seasons.


Author: Mariana Caplan
ISBN: 9780934252805
Size: 13.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This uncompromising and inspiring work exposes the personal and social consequences of decreased physical affection. Untouched offers positive solutions for countering the effects of the growing depersonalisation of our times. Contents: A Touch-Starved Nation; First Touch -- Birth and Childhood; Second Touch -- Affection with Children; The Wrong Kind of Touch -- A Culture of Abuse; On Healing Through Touch; Toward a Healthy Model of Sexuality; Touch as Context.

The Active Creative Child

Author: Stephanie D. Vlahov
ISBN: 9781890772475
Size: 48.10 MB
Format: PDF
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With an active, creative child, parents and teachers need to be flexible, energetic and smart! Here is a practical handbook for coping, establishing realistic boundaries and avoiding labels when you have a really inquisitive child. Active/creative children are often misunderstood by the medical community, by schools, and by their own parents. Their energy can be astounding; their curiosity is boundless -- and channelling that energy is necessary. This is encouragement and genuine help to support a child's natural curiosity and energy: work with your child's energy, don't squelch it; keep your own ego from interfering with your child's passion; how to avoid over-stimulation; how to choose the best artistic outlets; how to choose the best teachers.

Do You Need A Guru

Author: Mariana Caplan
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780007118656
Size: 63.73 MB
Format: PDF
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The author of Halfway Up the Mountain shares her experiences with Hindu gurus, shamans, and witches to outline the rules for setting up a student-teacher relationship in the West.