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Family Matters

Author : Rohinton Mistry
ISBN : 9781551994369
Genre : Fiction
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Set in Bombay in the mid-1990s, Family Matters tells a story of familial love and obligation, of personal and political corruption, of the demands of tradition and the possibilities for compassion. Nariman Vakeel, the patriarch of a small discordant family, is beset by Parkinson’s and haunted by memories of his past. He lives with his two middle-aged stepchildren, Coomy, bitter and domineering, and her brother, Jal, mild-mannered and acquiescent. But the burden of the illness worsens the already strained family relationships. Soon, their sweet-tempered half-sister, Roxana, is forced to assume sole responsibility for her bedridden father. And Roxana’s husband, besieged by financial worries, devises a scheme of deception involving his eccentric employer at a sporting goods store, setting in motion a series of events that leads to the narrative’s moving outcome. Family Matters has all the richness, the gentle humour, and the narrative sweep that have earned Mistry the highest of accolades around the world.

Family Matters

Author : David Guterson
ISBN : 054753938X
Genre : Education
File Size : 41. 16 MB
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An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.

Family Matters

Author : Marisel C. Moreno
ISBN : 9780813933337
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Adopting a comparative and multidisciplinary approach to Puerto Rican literature, Marisel Moreno juxtaposes narratives by insular and U.S. Puerto Rican women authors in order to examine their convergences and divergences. By showing how these writers use the trope of family to question the tenets of racial and social harmony, an idealized past, and patriarchal authority that sustain the foundational myth of la gran familia, she argues that this metaphor constitutes an overlooked literary contact zone between narratives from both sides. Moreno proposes the recognition of a "transinsular" corpus to reflect the increasingly transnational character of the Puerto Rican population and addresses the need to broaden the literary canon in order to include the diaspora. Drawing on the fields of historiography, cultural studies, and gender studies, the author defies the tendency to examine these literary bodies independently of one another and therefore aims to present a more nuanced and holistic vision of this literature.

Family Matters

Author : E. Wayne Carp
ISBN : 0674001869
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Adoption is a hot topic--played out in the news and on TV talk shows, in advice columns and tell-all tales--but for the 25 million Americans who are members of the adoption triad of adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents, the true story of adoption has not been told until now. Family Matters cuts through the sealed records, changing policies, and conflicting agendas that have obscured the history of adoption in America and reveals how the practice and attitudes about it have evolved from colonial days to the present. Amid recent controversies over sealed adoption records and open adoption, it is ever more apparent that secrecy and disclosure are the defining issues in American adoptions--and these are also the central concerns of E. Wayne Carp's book. Mining a vast range of sources (including for the first time confidential case records of a twentieth-century adoption agency), Carp makes a startling discovery: openness, not secrecy, has been the norm in adoption for most of our history; sealed records were a post-World War II aberration, resulting from the convergence of several unusual cultural, demographic, and social trends. Pursuing this idea, Family Matters offers surprising insights into various notions that have affected the course of adoption, among them Americans' complex feelings about biological kinship versus socially constructed families; the stigma of adoption, used at times to promote both openness and secrecy; and, finally, suspect psychoanalytic concepts, such as "genealogical bewilderment," and bogus medical terms, such as "adopted child syndrome," that paint all parties to adoption as psychologically damaged. With an unswerving gaze and incisive analysis, Carp brings clarity to a subject often muddled by extreme emotions and competing agendas. His book is essential reading for adoptees and their adoptive and biological families, and for the countless others who follow their fortunes.

Family Matters

Author : Gregory C. Elliott
ISBN : 9781444305791
Genre : Psychology
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Combining empirical evidence with indices to measure mattering, Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence explores the inverse relationship between mattering and dysfunctional behavior in adolescence. Defines mattering and distinguishes among the three ways that people can matter to others: awareness, importance, and reliance Utilizes empirical evidence from a quantitative analyses of data from a nationwide survey 2,004 adolescents to support author’s assertions Explores the impact of structural and demographic factors such as family structure in developing of a sense of mattering in adolescents. Includes helpful indices, including his Mattering Index and Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Index Suggests how parents, teachers, and other significant people in the lives of adolescents can work to instill a sense of mattering in those under their care

Family Matters

Author : Barbara A. Mitchell
ISBN : 9781773380216
Genre : Social Science
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Now in its third edition, Family Matters provides a comprehensive yet succinct introduction to family sociology in Canada. Combining a strong emphasis on the diversity of Canadian families with rich pedagogy and up-to-date research, this engaging and highly accessible text takes a critical sociological approach to introduce students to key topics, including family theory and methods, gendered divisions of labour, LGBTQ2 families, and the effects of poverty and illness on Canadian households. The chapters are organized into three interrelated sections: shifting conceptualizations of families, family life-course transitions, and social policy responses to critical issues facing families today. Thoroughly updated with recent statistics, this revised edition features a new chapter on Indigenous families and expanded coverage of emergent subject areas, such as immigrant and refugee families, living apart together (LAT) relationships, skip-generation households, youth transitions to adulthood, and the impact of new communication and medical technologies on family life. The abundant learning supports, which include informative feature boxes, questions for critical reflection, glossaries, and suggested readings and websites, make Family Matters an indispensable resource for students of family sociology in Canada.

Family Matters

Author : Alfred White Franklin
ISBN : 9781483149943
Genre : Political Science
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Family Matters: Perspectives on the Family and Social Policy covers the proceedings of the Symposium on Priority for the Family. The book examines how a family might be strengthened and how any stresses society imposes on the family might be lightened. The text consists of 20 chapters and discusses several issues concerning the family as a social unit, such as environmental factors, socio-economic stress, housing conditions, poverty, unemployment, and the lack of options. The book will be of great interest to readers concerned with the implications of social norms and standards for the family as a social unit.

Your Family Matters

Author : Keith Kanner
ISBN : 9781934509418
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Your Family Matters, written by Board Certified Clinical Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Dr Keith Kanner, is an essential reference tool for today’s parents. Covering a wide gamut of common parenting challenges, Dr Kanner provides clear answers and helpful guidance for children, whether they are toddlers or teens. “Making parental decisions is not easy and now with everything that our children are exposed to and the stress and challenges facing parents today, it is good to have resources like Dr. Kanner’s book Your Family Matters is a full-range, no-subject-off-limits kind of resource on parental decision making.” — Larry King, Host of Larry King Live “The challenges of parenting have changed dramatically from what I refer to as the “great generation” There are so many more distractions for our children between cyberspace activity and virtual reality that parents today have a bigger challenge in preparing their children to be active participants in society. It is so encouraging to see all of the proven and very current tools Dr. Keith Kanner provides for parents with children of all ages.” — Jenny Craig “In our effort to support our children grow their self esteem and become engaged members of their communities, we rely on solid, practical and professional advice from highly regarded experts. Dr. Kanner definitely tops that list. Your Family Matters is a comprehensive parenting resource covering a wide range of topics that are both timely and timeless. It’s the How To encyclopedia of common parental dilemmas.” — Joani Wafer, Co-Founder and CEO, Kids Korps USA “Dr. Kanner has tackled some of the most difficult issues facing parents and children with clear and concise answers The FAQ’s section at the end of each chapter helps personalize the information for your child. This book should be part of every parent’s library.” — Dr. Stuart Rubenstein

Voices In The Family

Author : Daniel Gottlieb
ISBN : 1402747608
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Gottlieb, a practicing family therapist and radio host, talks readily about his experiences, feelings, reflections, and his life as a quadriplegic. By sharing fascinating stories from his practice, he provides a shining demonstration of how to make peace with families, partners, and oneself.

Family Matters

Author : Robert Evans
ISBN : UOM:39015058286652
Genre : Education
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Students everywhere are harder to reach and teach, their attention and motivation less reliable, their language and behavior more provocative.? This is largely because parents, suffering a widespread loss of confidence and competence, are increasingly anxious about their children?s success, yet increasingly unable to support and guide them?and increasingly assertive and adversarial vis a vis the school.? Examining these trends and their underlying causes, Evans calls for a combination of limits and leverage.? At the policy level, we must rethink our notions of accountability, accepting the reality that schools cannot overcome all the forces that affect children?s lives and learning.? At the schoolhouse, educators can improve their impact by clarifying and asserting purpose (core values) and conduct (norms for behavior), and by becoming more appropriately parental vis ? vis students and parents.? Evans outlines concrete ways to implement these measures, and closes with a reflection on ways to sustain hope and commitment in the face of unprecedented challenge. "Too many Americans are eager to blame the media or teachers for their children's failure to learn. In Family Matters Rob Evans has the courage to tell the simple truth: parents in America are abdicating their responsibilities. They are not sending children to school who are ready to learn, and educators are being overwhelmed by the behavioral problems and emotional needs of under-parented children. In this persuasive and powerful book, Dr. Evans cuts through our national denial and offers both a hard-headed analysis of our parenting failures and realistic school-based solutions to these problems." ?Michael Thompson, coauthor, Raising Cain and Best Friends, Worst Enemies "In a brave and winning combination of information, analysis, anecdotes, and personal observations, Rob Evans makes a forthright, powerful case for renewed and respectful school-family collaboration on behalf of children." Theodore R. Sizer, Coalition of Essential Schools

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