Raising the World

Raising the World

Author: Sara Fieldston

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674368095

Category: History

Page: 329

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Sara Fieldston shows how humanitarian child welfare agencies sponsored by Americans filtered political power through the prism of familial love after World War II. These well-meaning institutions shaped perceptions of the United States as the benevolent parent in a family of nations, and helped to expand American hegemony around the globe.

Raising the Global Floor

Raising the Global Floor

Author: Jody Heymann

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804768900

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Working conditions impact our health, the amount of time we can spend with family, our options during momentous life events, and whether we keep or lose a job when the unexpected occurs. The global community has accepted the argument that any country that guarantees decent working conditions will suffer higher unemployment and be less competitive. This book shatters this view by presenting the first ever global analysis of the relationship between labor conditions, national competitiveness, and unemployment rates in 90 countries.

Raising World Changers in a Changing World

Raising World Changers in a Changing World

Author: Kristen Welch

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493414093

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Almost any parent you asked would tell you that they want their children to be happy, successful adults. But many of us forget (or never knew to begin with) that lasting personal joy is not necessarily found the way the world says it is--through reaching a certain socioeconomic status, having a certain job, buying a certain house, or having a certain amount in one's bank account. In fact, says Kristen Welch, popular blogger and author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, personal satisfaction comes not from grabbing onto things but from holding them with an open hand and, very often, giving them away. In this inspiring book, Welch shows parents how to discover for themselves and instill in their kids the profound joy that comes from sharing what we have been given--our time, our talents, and even what's in our wallets--with those who have less. Through powerful personal stories as well as stories from Scripture, Welch offers a tantalizing alternative to status quo parenting that has the power to impact not only our own families but the entire world. At the end of each chapter, one of the author's kids offers their perspective on what it's like to be raised as a world changer.

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

Author: Jill Rigby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416542575

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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Author and speaker Jill Rigby maintains that our society has substituted self-esteem for self-respect, and in the process, we’ve lost our manners. In this inspirational and practical book, she tells parents how to instill character and purpose in their children without erecting walls of rebellion. In an effort to raise children with a healthy view of themselves, parents have focused on self-esteem rather than self-respect. And author Jill Rigby says there’s a big difference. It’s the difference between self-centered and others-centered children, the difference between performance-driven and purpose-focused teenagers. This book also examines three different styles of parenting—parent-centered, child-centered and character-centered. Parent-centered parents are more concerned with their own agenda than their child’s best interest. Child-centered parents are more concerned with their child’s approval than their child’s well-being. Character-centered parents are more concerned with their child’s character than their child’s comfort. A chapter on the School of Respect gives guidance for tots to teens and what the goal for each age group is and what training is necessary to reach that goal. This chapter also includes thirty-six ways to cultivate a house of respect. Drawing a distinction between performance and purpose, this book maintains that rather than asking what you want your child to do, you ask what you want your child to become. In delineating the difference between being a coach to your child vs being a cheerleader, the author teaches parents the difference in offering false and genuine praise and applauding mediocrity vs engendering excellence. With wisdom and insight, Jill Rigby shares age-appropriate ways to set boundaries with children without building walls of separation. Finally, she calls for parents to discipline (teach) their children rather than punish them.

How to Raise an Abel When the World Is Raising Cain

How to Raise an Abel When the World Is Raising Cain

Author: Keith D. Pisani

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973681106

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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It can be a challenging task to raise a child to love the Lord, discover God’s purpose for his or her life, and be faithful to Him in the midst of a society that seems bent on destroying the home. Seasoned pastor and committed father Keith Pisani digs deep into God’s word and relates lessons from numerous biblical passages, from Genesis through Revelation, to guide parents down an inspirational path to learn how to raise children for the Lord, form a salvation relationship with God through faith in Jesus, and ultimately give Him glory. While relying on applicable scriptures to provide insight on how the family began and sharing principles on parenting from Proverbs, Pisani also includes lessons on child-rearing from other family-related bible passages, a nine-session interactive small group bible study extracted from the text, and principles for parenting. In this modern-day manual, a pastor and experienced father shares scripture, wisdom, and a roadmap that guides parents on an insightful journey to raising Christian children within a challenging society.

Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World

Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World

Author: Ken Ham

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780890515426

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 242

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A look into how the principles and truth of Genesis are vital to the strong and lasting foundation of a family. The authors share their own stories of growing up in a "Genesis" family.

Raising nonviolent children in a violent world

Raising nonviolent children in a violent world

Author: Michael Obsatz

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 1451414706

Category: Family & Relationships

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Violence is all around us--war, terrorism, street crime, child abuse. Children are bombarded by violent TV shows, movies, and music. Parents fear for the safety of their families and are alarmed when they see their own children acting out in aggressive ways. They often wonder how they can raise their children to live according to the best spiritual values. A family counselor and leader of workshops on raising nonviolent children, Michael Obsatz has identified twenty-one skills that parents and children can learn together for self-protection and for relating to others in loving ways. These include: Coping with Violence in the Media Venting Anger Nonviolently Protecting Your Rights and Privacy Choosing Good Friends Disarming the Bully Avoiding Potentially Violent People Respecting Other People's Rights Coping with Losses and Disappointments Each short chapter includes advice for parents, a word to children, and a variety of interactive activities by which families can practice these important skills and learn to live as peacemakers in God's world.

Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

Author: Zig Ziglar

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418517168

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 260

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Raising positive, drug-free kids in a negative world is not easy, but in the long run it's easier than raising negative ones. Now, the bestselling motivational author reveals his simple prescription for success with children, step by positive step. Drawing on the most comprehensive measurable results ever made available to an author – his "I CAN" course, taught in more than five thousand schools with more than three million participants – and his own successes and failures as a parent, Zig Ziglar offers sensible guidelines on: Praise and encouragement: Children can hardly have too much of the right kinds. Look for the good in your children and you will find it. Drugs: The latest statistics and a winning approach to teaching kids to say no, starting with cigarettes. Time: Quality time is not enough. Kids need a lot of time with parents (and virtually none with TV). Discipline: The loving parent will not shirk it. Sex and romance: Be frank, be firm, be realistic. And much more, in a book that is both refreshingly old-fashioned and startlingly new. Previous edition: 0-34541-022-x

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

Author: Kristen Welch

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781496412034

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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“But everyone else has it.” “If you loved me, you’d get it for me!” When you hear these comments from your kids, it can be tough not to cave. You love your children—don’t you want them to be happy and to fit in? Kristen Welch knows firsthand it’s not that easy. In fact, she’s found out that when you say yes too often, it’s not only hard on your peace of mind and your wallet—it actually puts your kids at long-term risk. In Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen shares the ups and downs in her own family’s journey of discovering why it’s healthiest not to give their kids everything. Teaching them the difference between “want” and “need” is the first step in the right direction. With many practical tips and anecdotes, she shares how to say the ultimate yes as a family by bringing up faith-filled kids who will love God, serve others, and grow into hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults. It’s never too late to raise grateful kids. Get ready to cultivate a spirit of genuine appreciation and create a Jesus-centered home in which your kids don’t just say—but mean!—“thank you” for everything they have.

Raising Vegan Children in a Speciesist World: A Guide for Parents

Raising Vegan Children in a Speciesist World: A Guide for Parents

Author: Joseph de la Paz

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 9781547552696

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 960

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"When you rock your baby, you truly hold the future of humanity in your hands." This book is a practical guide for parents who have embarked on the mission of raising their vegan children. Raising our children according to our values should be the most natural and simple thing in the world. However, we live in a society that looks at veganism with suspicion and is still immersed in speciesist and nutritional myths from the past. Therefore, as vegan mothers and fathers, we are confronted with a myriad of situations that require special attention. After two years talking and interviewing hundreds of vegan parents around the world, interacting with children of nursery school where he works and watching his two daughters grow, the author presents a straightforward book, full of information and inspiration. It covers all different aspects involved, including: •how to start out on the right foot •how to overcome fears and doubts •how to tackle concerns around nutrition •how to explain veganism to children •how to deal with the difficult situations that may arise both in and outside of the home •useful resources "We’ve resolved to plant the beautiful, robust tree of life, the tree of veganism, in the hearts of our children. It’s a tree that will grow alongside them, that will bear them sweet and tasty fruits, that will provide them with shelter and support and that will teach them the values of generosity, respect and patience. That tree will be one of the greatest gifts we give to our children. It behoves us to prepare ourselves and plan it properly." Joseph de la Paz

Raising Boys in a New Kind of World

Raising Boys in a New Kind of World

Author: Michael Reist

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459700444

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

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More than ever before boys need guidance, and this book will guide parents on all subjects, such as bullying, discipline, and homework. From video games to the Internet, technology and popular culture are having a profound effect on today’s boys. Boys need guidance more than ever. But how can we help them do better in school? How can we keep the lines of communication open? Raising Boys in a New Kind of World is a passionate call for greater empathy. The more we know about boys, the more realistic our expectations of them will be. We need to stop seeing normal boy behaviour as a problem and learn to understand a boy’s need for movement, his unique learning styles, and his personal methods of communicating. Michael Reist writes from the front lines. As a classroom teacher for more than 30 years and the father of three boys, he has seen first-hand the effects that changes in modern culture are having on boys. Raising Boys in a New Kind of World is an inspiring and entertaining collection of positive, practical advice on many topics, including discipline, homework, video games, and bullying, and provides numerous tips on how to communicate with boys.

The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Thousands (if Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with Email

The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Thousands (if Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with Email

Author: Madeline Stanionis

Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers

ISBN: 1889102059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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Perhaps you're skeptical.After reading the title of this book, you're saying: “Sure, Red Cross and Salvation Army can raise tons of money with email, but my agency isn't a brand name. You're telling me I can do the same!?” Well, no. Author Madeline Stanionis isn't claiming that. She's President of Donordigital, not Pollyanna. What she is saying is that you can raise a healthy amount ¬– thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars ¬– if you approach email fundraising with a measure of intelligence and creativity.And you've got to hand it to Stanionis. Any consultant who would give away the store as she does in this book has something grander in mind than her own self interest.And give away the store is what the author does. Generously dispensing advice, insider tips, and recommendations she usually commands tidy sums for, Stanionis reveals precisely what you need to do, step by step, to raise substantial money with email.And while it's not as simple as sending hastily written emails every week or month, neither is it unduly complicated or time-consuming.At heart, raising thousands of dollars with email is all about building your list, using timing to your advantage, crafting a series of coherent messages, presenting your email in a visually appealing way, and carefully observing your returns for clues that can guide your future efforts.That's it really. And any organization following Stanionis' trenchant advice will see immediate results.Further, there's plenty of material in the book to customize and adapt, as Stanionis offers a wealth of sample emails from diverse organizations.And taking it a step further, in the Resources section of the book, the author shows you how to identify just the help you might need (a "messaging vendor" who can send your emails, for example).Other books talk about “Internet fundraising," which usually encompasses e-commerce strategies such as online shopping malls and auctions. That's all well and good, but many of us want to know one simple thing ¬¬– how can we raise more money with email? And do it now? Raising Thousands (if Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with Email puts that question to rest.