Browsing posts tagged: Children
Living Folklore

Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation from the field’s history and major terms to theories, interpretive approaches, and fieldwork.Many teachers of undergraduates find the available […]

Women at the Beginning

In these four artfully crafted essays, Patrick Geary explores the way ancient and medieval authors wrote about women. Geary describes the often marginal role women played in origin legends from antiquity until the twelfth century. Not confining himself to one religious tradition or region, he probes the tensions between women in biblical, classical, and medieval […]

Of Corpse

Laughter, contemporary theory suggests, is often aggressive in some manner and may be prompted by a sudden perception of incongruity combined with memories of past emotional experience. Given this importance of the past to our recognition of the comic, it follows that some „traditions“ dispose us to ludic responses. The studies in Of Corpse: Death […]

From Girl to Goddess

Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell's theory of the hero's journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood, battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Scotland and Africa reveal heroines who battle for safety […]

The Everything Toddler Book

The toddler years are an exciting and rewarding time, as your child learns to stand, walk, say words, and use the potty for the first time. Yet, along with all of these incredible milestones come all sorts of daunting parental challenges-from continuous cries in the middle of the night to the first boo-boos to erratic […]

Twins 101

„A must-read for expectant or multitasking mothers of multiples by an academic pediatrician and mother of twins, Twins 101 provides practical tips and wise words in a readable style that fits into the fast pace of these mothers’ lives.“ —Theodore Sectish, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; program director, Children’s Hospital Boston Dr. […]

Twin Set

When Baby Makes (Much) More Than ThreeIf you’re a new mom of multiples, it can be hard to find advice and enough people in your life who “get it” or give you the support you need. Luckily, there’s Twin Set: for moms of twins, by moms of twins. Twin Set provides a parent-to-parent support network […]

Cliques

In the first book to focus on the traumatic effects caused by cliques in our schools, an acclaimed parenting-advice team offers a fresh perspective and an innovative eight-step program to turn around the culture of cruelty that torments all students.There have always been „in crowds,“ but today’s social pressures force children into explosive, destructive, and […]

Compassionate Souls

This is a book about conscious parenting. It is therefore, a book about choices. Unlike previous generations, we have more choices as parents than at any time in history. Yet, since all choices have consequences, this is both a blessing and a challenge. Parenting today is hard! Compassionate Souls will give you the tools for […]