Queen Bees and Wannabes

Queen Bees and Wannabes
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2002
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781400047925

Download Queen Bees and Wannabes Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

BESTSELLER - BASIS FOR THE POPULAR MOVE "MEAN GIRLS".

Masterminds and Wingmen

Masterminds and Wingmen
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-09-10
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780307986665

Download Masterminds and Wingmen Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

A landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common and difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?” Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your “help?” Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World. It’s a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse. Boy world is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy’s relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he’ll become. If you want what’s best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively. What you’ll find in Masterminds and Wingmen is critically important for every parent – or anyone who cares about boys – to know. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing – his on-the-ground reality. Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self.

Queen Bee Moms Kingpin Dads

Queen Bee Moms   Kingpin Dads
Author: Rosalind Wiseman,Elizabeth Rapoport
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-03-07
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780307345349

Download Queen Bee Moms Kingpin Dads Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

What happens to Queen Bees and Wannabes when they grow up? Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and conflicts with other adults that make them act like they’re back in seventh grade. In Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other parents with grace. Reassuring, funny, and unfailingly honest, Wiseman reveals: • Why PTA meetings and Back-to-School nights tap into parents’ deepest insecurities • How to recognize the archetypal moms and dads—from Caveman Dad to Hovercraft Mom • How and when to step in and step out of your child’s conflicts with other children, parents, teachers, or coaches • How to interpret the code phrases other parents use to avoid (or provoke) confrontation • Why too many well-meaning dads sit on the sidelines, and how vital it is that they step up to the plate • What to do and say when the playing field becomes an arena for people to bully and dominate other kids and adults • How to have respectful yet honest conversations with other parents about sex and drugs when your values are in conflict • How the way you handle parties, risky behavior, and academic performance affects your child • How unspoken assumptions about race, religion, and other hot-button subjects sabotage parents’ ability to work together Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads is filled with the kind of true stories that made Wiseman’s New York Times bestselling book Queen Bees & Wannabes impossible to put down. There are tales of hardworking parents with whom any of us can identify, along with tales of outrageously bad parents—the kind we all have to reckon with. For instance, what do you do when parents donate a large sum of money to a school and their child is promptly transferred into the honors program–while your son with better grades doesn’t make the cut? What about the mother who helps her daughter compose poison-pen e-mails to yours? And what do you say to the parent-coach who screams at your child when the team is losing? Wiseman offers practical advice on avoiding the most common parenting “land mines” and useful scripts to help you navigate difficult but necessary conversations. Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads is essential reading for parents today. It offers us the tools to become wiser, more relaxed parents–and the inspiration to speak out, act according to our values, show humility, and set the kind of example that will make a real difference in our children’s lives. Also available as a Random House AudioBook and as an eBook

Boys Girls and Other Hazardous Materials

Boys  Girls  and Other Hazardous Materials
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-01-12
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781101171547

Download Boys Girls and Other Hazardous Materials Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

A debut novel from the bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes! Charlie Healy just wants a drama-free year, but it doesn't seem like she's going to get it. After surviving a middle school packed with mean girls, Charlie is ready to leave all that behind in high school. But then, on her very first day, she runs into her former best friend, Will, who moved away years ago. Now he's back, he's HOT, and he's popular. And he takes Charlie back into the danger zone of the popular crowd. But when a hazing prank goes wrong, Charlie has to decide where her loyalties lie.

Queen Bee Moms Kingpin Dads

Queen Bee Moms   Kingpin Dads
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781400083015

Download Queen Bee Moms Kingpin Dads Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Explores how fierce social competition among parents can affect a child's life, offering helpful advice on when to step in and out of a child's conflicts with others; analyzing the impact on a child of how a parent handles risky behavior, academic performance, sports, and parties; and explaining how unspoken assumptions about important issues can sabotage parents' ability to work together. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Letters to My Daughters

Letters to My Daughters
Author: Mary Matalin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781416591368

Download Letters to My Daughters Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

In Letters to My Daughters, famed political consultant and TV personality Mary Matalin shares the moral, ethical, and occasionally comic life lessons gleaned from her mother's experiences and her own. These intimate, personal letters range from the spiritual to the practical, from giving life to accepting death, from civic to personal responsibility, from looking and feeling good to dealing with those pesky boys, and more. Here's a sampling of the mother wisdom found in these pages: Crying is not a weakness; it's cathartic and cleansing. People who live life with the fullest commitment tend to cry a lot. It's a healthy expression of deep emotions. I don't like or trust people who don't or can't cry. When I tell you I understand what you're going through, it's not just because I remember what it felt like to be a teenage girl whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will. It's because I'm a fifty-something whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will at this very moment. And if you don't believe me, just ask your father. I believe in my heart of hearts that a life without faith is unanchored and unfulfilling. Without it, you're just wandering in the desert. You experience deeply that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts -- and the singing is damn good. Ma had a complex philosophy of sex, which I heard almost every day from age ten. "Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough." Let's flash forward forty years and allow your mother to give you a twenty-first-century take on boys and S-E-X: "Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough."...And the men in Washington think that's a compliment. A deep sense of loyalty can help you overcome almost any bump in the road. The disloyal may advantage themselves in some work situations, but their gains will be temporary, fleeting. They will fail their institutions, their colleagues, and worst of all, themselves. Filled with warmth, common sense, a belief in the values that keep families strong, and her trademark sense of humor, Mary Matalin's letters will inspire, guide, entertain, and inform. They're the perfect companion for any mother looking for a smart, sensible fellow traveler on the road to raising good daughters.

The Lolita Effect

The Lolita Effect
Author: M. Gigi Durham
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-06-30
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781590205945

Download The Lolita Effect Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Pop culture—and the advertising that surrounds it—teaches young girls and boys five myths about sex and sexuality: Girls don't choose boys, boys choose girls—but only sexy girls; there's only one kind of sexy—slender, curvy, white beauty; girls should work to be that type of sexy; the younger a girl is, the sexier she is; and sexual violence can be hot. Together, these five myths make up the Lolita Effect, the mass media trends that work to undermine girls’ self-confidence, that condone female objectification, and that tacitly foster sex crimes. But identifying these myths and breaking them down can help girls learn to recognize progressive and healthy sexuality and protect themselves from degrading media ideas and sexual vulnerability.

Owning Up Curriculum

Owning Up Curriculum
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publsiher: Research Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2009
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0878226095

Download Owning Up Curriculum Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The Owning Up Curriculum presents a unique and comprehensive approach to preventing youth violence by targeting the root causes of bullying and other forms of social cruelty. It addresses issues such as racism, classism, and homophobia, as well as moral courage, perseverance, and commitment to ethical behavior. Separate sessions for girls and for boys combine group discussions, games, role-playing, and other activities to engage students in understanding the complexities of adolescent social culture.

Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I m Grounded

Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I m Grounded
Author: Vanessa Van Petten
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-08-30
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781101543696

Download Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I m Grounded Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Vanessa Petten bridges the communication gap between teens and parents. Every parent fears "losing" their child. But in this revolutionary book, youthologist Vanessa Van Petten translates what parents want to say into what teens want to hear. At 16, Vanessa Van Petten started her award-winning website, RadicalParenting.com, in reaction to sudden friction with her parents. Today, Vanessa and more than one hundred teen contributors help thousands of parents build and maintain healthy, strong, mutually fulfilling relationships with their teenage children-by providing prescriptive advice straight from the source. From classic fights like dating and chores to 21st Century issues such as sexting and cyberbullying, this comprehensive book provides step-by-step guidance on every worry, including: Lying Peer Pressure Social Networking Sex School Drugs It's never too late to reconnect. Vanessa Van Petten helps you learn what's really going on in your child's life, and most importantly- understand when to put your foot down and when to let go.

Embarrassed Often Ashamed Never

Embarrassed Often  Ashamed Never
Author: Lisa B. Elliott
Publsiher: AAPC Publishing
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2002
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1931282129

Download Embarrassed Often Ashamed Never Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Written by the author, the mother of a young boy with Asperger Syndrome, this book gives us a glimpse of the ups and downs of family life with an individual who has autism spectrum disorder. From swim meets to Chinese restaurants, from school to church, to birthday parties, and things in between, it tells the everyday lives of the Elliott family.

The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545303873

Download The Last Book in the Universe Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

Inside My Heart

Inside My Heart
Author: Robin McGraw
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-09-16
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781418577353

Download Inside My Heart Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

I believe we were put on this earth to enjoy lives of joy and abundance, and that is what I want for you and for me. It's not my intention to give people advice on how to solve their problems (I leave that to my husband). But I've had my share of struggles over the years, and I know a thing or two about what has worked for me. I have chosen to be an active participant in my life rather than a spectator, and in so doing I have chosen how to be a woman, how to be a wife, and how to be a mother in ways that are uniquely my own. I offer the stories of these choices as evidence of the power of sheer determination, will, and faith in God. You've seen her on television with her husband, Dr. Phil. But now it's time for a heart-to-heart conversation with Robin McGraw. In Inside My Heart, Robin speaks woman to woman, inspiring you to embrace and celebrate the many roles you play and encouraging you to make deliberate choices that lead to a richer, happier, and more meaningful life. She shares with you the life-changing moments of her childhood years, dating and marrying Dr. Phil McGraw, raising two sons, and asserting herself as a woman in a man's world to show you that you have the power to make choices in your life. In fact, she's convinced that you must choose to go after the life you want. With a deep and abiding faith in God, Robin McGraw shares her story so you too can make choices that reflect your own heart's truest priorities and highest goals.

Son of the Mob

Son of the Mob
Author: Gordon Korman
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-12-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781423141259

Download Son of the Mob Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Vince Luca is just like any other high school guy. His best friend, Alex, is trying to score vicariously through him; his brother is a giant pain; and his father keeps bugging him to get motivated. There is just one thing that really sets him apart for other kids—his father happens to be the head of a powerful crime organization. Needless to say, while Vince''s family''s connections can be handy for certain things (like when teachers are afraid to give him a bad grade), they can put a serious crimp in his dating life. How is he supposed to explain to a girl what his father does for a living? But when Vince meets a girl who finally seems to be worth the trouble, her family turns out to be the biggest problem of all. Because her father is an FBI agent—the one who wants to put his father away for good.

Not Much Just Chillin

Not Much Just Chillin
Author: Linda Perlstein
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-09-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781429921947

Download Not Much Just Chillin Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

A report from the front lines of the most formative-and least understood-years of children's lives Suddenly they go from striving for A's to barely passing, or obsessing for hours over "boyfriends" they've barely spoken to. Former chatterboxes answer in monosyllables; free-thinkers mimic their peers' clothes, not to mention their opinions. Bodies and psyches morph under the most radical changes since infancy. On the surface, they're "just chillin'." Underneath, they're a stew of anxiety and ardor, conformity and rebellion. They are kids in the middle school years, the age every adult remembers well enough to dread. No one understands them, not parents, not teachers, least of all themselves-no one, that is, until Linda Perlstein spent a year immersed in the lives of suburban Maryland middle-schoolers and emerged with this pathbreaking account. The book traverses the school year, following five representative kids-and including the stories of many more-as they study, party, IM each other, and simply explain what they think and feel. As Perlstein writes about what she saw and heard, she explains what's really going on under the don't-touch-me facade of these critically formative years, in which kids grapple with schoolwork, puberty, romance, identity, and new kinds of relationships with their parents and peers. Not Much Just Chillin' offers a trail map to the baffling no-man's-land between child and teen, the time when children don't want to grow up, and so badly do.

Homesick and Happy

Homesick and Happy
Author: Michael Thompson
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780345524935

Download Homesick and Happy Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home . . . if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child who walks to school on his own, the thought of sending your “little ones” off to sleep-away camp can be overwhelming—for you and for them. But parents’ first instinct—to shelter their offspring above all else—is actually depriving kids of the major developmental milestones that occur through letting them go—and watching them come back transformed. In Homesick and Happy, renowned child psychologist Michael Thompson, PhD, shares a strong argument for, and a vital guide to, this brief loosening of ties. A great champion of summer camp, he explains how camp ushers your children into a thrilling world offering an environment that most of us at home cannot: an electronics-free zone, a multigenerational community, meaningful daily rituals like group meals and cabin clean-up, and a place where time simply slows down. In the buggy woods, icy swims, campfire sing-alongs, and daring adventures, children have emotionally significant and character-building experiences; they often grow in ways that surprise even themselves; they make lifelong memories and cherished friends. Thompson shows how children who are away from their parents can be both homesick and happy, scared and successful, anxious and exuberant. When kids go to camp—for a week, a month, or the whole summer—they can experience some of the greatest maturation of their lives, and return more independent, strong, and healthy.