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The Post Adoption Blues

Author : Karen J. Foli
ISBN : 9781609616106
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Over 150,000 people adopt children each year, and more than 2 million parents are now raising adopted children and grandchildren. While the path to parenting through adoption is rich with rewards and fulfillment, it's not without its bumps. This compassionate, illuminating, and ultimately uplifting book is the first to openly recognize the very normal feelings of stress that adoptive families encounter as they cope with the challenges and expectations of their new families. Where do parents turn when the waited-for bonding with their adopted child is slow to form? When they find themselves grieving over the birth child they couldn't have? When the child they so eagerly welcomed into their home arrives with major, unexpected needs? Until now, adoptive parents have had to struggle silently with their feelings, which can range from flutters of anxiety to unbearable sadness. At last, Karen J. Foli, a registered nurse, and her husband, John R. Thompson, a psychiatrist, lift the curtain of secrecy from "Post Adoption Depression Syndrome" (PADS). Drawing on their own experience as adoptive parents as well as interviews with dozens of adoptive families and experts in the field, the couple offers parents the understanding, support, and concrete solutions they need to overcome post-adoption blues-and open their hearts to the joy adoption can bring.

Like Sound Through Water

Author : Karen J. Foli
ISBN : 074342199X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A mother of a son with auditory processing disorder, an aural equivalent to dyslexia, describes his misdiagnosis and the struggles she went through with doctors and family members before she was able to get her son appropriate treatment. Reprint.

The Heart Of The Antarctic

Author : Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
ISBN : UIUC:30112074738359
Genre : Antarctica
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10 Christians Everyone Should Know

Author : John Perry
ISBN : 9781400203635
Genre : Religion
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Jane Austen, Sergeant York, Saint Patrick—What did they have in common? Two thousand years and still going strong: that’s the story of Christianity. And while the Christian martyrs and saints and orators may have gotten more press, the fact is the faith has been carried through history in the hearts and deeds of believers who—though beloved to us now—were simply living ordinary lives of devotion. “It would be almost impossible to imagine ten people more different from each other than these,” editor John Perry says. “This [is] the first truth of Christian living: anybody, anywhere can be a champion of the faith, an example and inspiration to all who follow.” There’s no dry biography here, though. Each story teems with fresh insight. D. L. Moody did some of his most powerful evangelizing by befriending ragged street children in Chicago. William F. Buckley never delivered a sermon, yet a Christian worldview informed his erudite, witty, output in print and broadcasting. To compose her poems, Anne Bradstreet had to understand science, history, the Bible, and literature, not to mention the political scene in both Massachusetts and England. You’ll look with new eyes, also, on the lives of George Washington Carver, Jane Austen, Galileo, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergeant York, John Bunyan, and Saint Patrick. You might think you know their stories . . . but you don’t. Not yet. For lovers of biography, for homeschool or study groups, for anyone seeking encouragement in the Christian walk, 10 Christians Everyone Should Know is a valuable resource.

Doorbells Danger And Dead Batteries

Author : Steve Portigal
ISBN : 9781933820507
Genre : Business & Economics
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User research war stories are personal accounts of the challenges researchers encounter out in the field, where mishaps are inevitable, yet incredibly instructive. Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries is a diverse compilation of war stories that range from comically bizarre to astonishingly tragic, tied together with valuable lessons from expert user researcher Steve Portigal.

Design For Strengths

Author : John K. Coyle
ISBN : 1732094209
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This book is for anyone who has worked very hard at something--in business, life, sport, music, hobbies--and stopped seeing progress. In these pages, John K. Coyle explores the intersection of two popular frameworks¿Design Thinking and Strengths-finding¿and shows how they can be combined to achieve breakthrough performance. Coyle demonstrates how to leverage the mindset and process of Design Thinking to define the ¿right¿ problem, and to ask and answer a ¿better question.¿ Instead of ¿how do I fix my weaknesses,¿ he re-defines the central challenge of ¿how can I design for my strengths?¿ To illuminate these concepts, Coyle weaves a fascinating thread from ¿Imaginariums" as a student under Stanford's David Kelley, to world-class racing as a cyclist and speedskater, to applying Design Thinking to emerging business problems. With contributions from more than a dozen leading experts, including Steven Kotler, David Kelley, David Eagleman, Daniel Coyle and Chip Conley, as well as Olympic gold medalists, Apolo Ohno and Meryl Davis, this book will engage, entertain and inform.At its core, this book is about sharing the tools and mindsets required to find and reveal hidden potential, and imparting the belief that each and every one of us contains the capacity to do something extraordinary - if we design for it.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Author : Sherrie Eldridge
ISBN : 9780307570819
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Of Atlantis

Author : Lanaia Lee
ISBN : 0615207685
Genre : Fiction
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Of Atlantis is an epic fantasy novel based on the King of Atlantis, Archimedes. He was blessed with a source of untapped power. His mother, Cheris, knows the truth, but his father, King Lionus does not. His father is very fearful of the young prince. In this first book of a five column series, we follow Archimedes from his childhood, until he is crowned king, marries and has children of his own. The continent of Atlantis is made of different countries, and five Kings. There is political turmoil much like today. War is always a threat. We observe day to day life in Atlantis, before the devastating day the ocean swallowed the continent. One man would be proven to be an arch enemy. He knew the truth of Archimedes' powers. The two survive the devastation. Both possess eternal life. Uric chases Archimedes throughout history. Above all, Archimedes was proud, he was regal, and he was Of Atlantis.

Reading Modernism With Machines

Author : Shawna Ross
ISBN : 9781137595690
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book uses the discipline-specific, computational methods of the digital humanities to explore a constellation of rigorous case studies of modernist literature. From data mining and visualization to mapping and tool building and beyond, the digital humanities offer new ways for scholars to questions of literature and culture. With the publication of a variety of volumes that define and debate the digital humanities, we now have the opportunity to focus attention on specific periods and movements in literary history. Each of the case studies in this book emphasizes literary interpretation and engages with histories of textuality and new media, rather than dwelling on technical minutiae. Reading Modernism with Machines thereby intervenes critically in ongoing debates within modernist studies, while also exploring exciting new directions for the digital humanities—ultimately reflecting on the conjunctions and disjunctions between the technological cultures of the modernist era and our own digital present.

El Santuario De Chimayo

Author : Stephan Francis De Borhegyi
ISBN : IND:30000054049055
Genre : Architecture
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A Spanish Colonial Arts Society Book. Borhegyi's authoritative historical account of the healing shrine north of Santa Fe, N.M.; description of the chapel (built 1816), its healing earth, folk art, associated legends. Boyd describes the shrine's statue of Santiago and its preservation.

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