Praised worldwide by parents and experts in the field, Maximize Your Child´s Bilingual Ability is the uniquely empowering guidebook to the bilingual journey by Adam Beck, the founder of the popular blog Bilingual Monkeys (http://bilingualmonkeys.com) and the lively forum The Bilingual Zoo (http://bilingualzoo.com). Beck, a longtime practitioner of bilingual development in children, shares the best of his personal experience as an educator and parent, offering a wealth of actionable advice in this practical and comprehensive road map to greater success and joy raising bilingual and multilingual kids. Maximize Your Child´s Bilingual Ability will enable you to... *Deepen your grasp of the key factors (including the two ´´core conditions´´) for successfully nurturing a bilingual child *Strengthen your efforts by taking even more mindful and effective action on a regular basis *Boost your child´s language development, day by day, and bilingual ability over the years of childhood *Empower your spirit and feel greater motivation, enthusiasm, and perseverance *Experience a more joyful adventure with your child and a richer, closer relationship Praised by parents of bilingual and multilingual kids around the world... ´´There are many resources out there for bilingual families, but Maximize Your Child´s Bilingual Ability is uniquely special.´´ -Ana Paula in the U.S. ´´After reading Adam´s book and putting into practice every tactic suitable to our circumstances, I noticed extraordinary progress in my son´s language ability.´´ -Deborah in the U.S. ´´If you are going to read one book about raising bilingual children, make it this one. We finished reading it feeling really inspired and full of new ideas.´´ -Alex in the U.K. ´´Looks at bilingual upbringing from a different angle. Full of passion, enthusiasm, positivity, and interesting insights.´´ -Jana in the U.K. ´´The most useful, practical, and motivating book on the market.´´ -Arancha in Spain ´´If you are a parent looking to raise your child with two or more languages, look no further. This is the book you need.´´ -Alisa in France ´´A treasure trove of wonderful practical ideas and creative tips.´´ -Julia in the U.S. ´´The perfect guidebook for our family´s ongoing multilingual journey.´´ -Jonathan in Japan ´´An ideal read when you´re expecting, and a good present for future parents to a bilingual baby!´´ -Julie in the U.K. ´´A very inspirational book. A must-read for bilingual families.´´ -Gabi in Argentina Praised by experts in the field... ´´A pure gem! Adam Beck has created a truly wonderful and easily readable book that parents everywhere will enjoy and that bilingual families and children will benefit from.´´ -Dr. Annick De Houwer, leading researcher of child bilingualism and author of Bilingual First Language Acquisition ´´Who but Adam Beck can tie together the complexities of raising a bilingual child with such wisdom, warmth, and wit? He shows how fun speaking another language at home can be.´´ -Christine Jernigan, PhD in foreign language education and author of Family Language Learning ´´I have recommended it often to parents raising bilingual children. Without fail, their reaction is ´Thank you. This is exactly what I need.´´´ -Jennifer Brunk, longtime educator and founder of the popular site Spanish Playground
Are you tired of toddler temper tantrums? Has your school-aged child´s misbehavior gotten out of hand? Get ready to discover proven tactics that make it easy to positively change your child´s behavior and build a loving, bonding relationship! Your child depends on you for food, clothing, and shelter among other things - one of those being direction. Believe it or not, it isn´t a natural instinct for a child to know how to behave. Therefore it lies on us to teach them how. How are you supposed to do so if you were not taught how to effectively discipline a child yourself? If you are like many parents out there, you may feel lost or out of wits. I felt that way myself, being a mother of four children. My days would pass by with little enjoyment because I had no clue how to get my kids to take responsibility and follow directions. Forcing them was only hurting our parent-child relationship. Desperate for a different method, I began doing research. I read books, went to seminars, and read blogs until I finally found discipline methods that work. I am happy to say that today my family is much happier. My kids have changed dramatically, and so have I. As I stroll through grocery stores, parks, and schools, I constantly encounter parents who are in the same position as I was a few years ago. That´s what inspired me to write this book. This information has to be shared, for our children are the future! This book is a quick listen with no fluff or filler yet packed with a lot of important and useful information that can be put to use immediately, alongside countless examples of how to put the methods into action starting today. You will learn: The traits you need to be a good disciplinarian How to build a loving bond with your child How to interact effectively The secret to setting family rules Tactics to enforce family rules Appropriate punishments that d 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052764/bk_acx0_052764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child´s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul. Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens, and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that´s going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother´s dog-eared copy of Julia Child´s 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of one year. At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier (potato soup) into the more complicated realm of aspics and crepes, she realizes there´s more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye. With Julia´s stern warble always in her ear, Julie haunts the local butcher, buying kidneys and sweetbreads. She sends her husband on late-night runs for yet more butter and rarely serves dinner before midnight. She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian, the trick to extracting marrow from bone, and the intense pleasure of eating liver. And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine. She has eclipsed her life´s ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000406/bk_time_000406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The movie Julia and Julie is coming out, so get ready to get your beef bourguignon on! We´ll talk to Julie Powell whose blog about cooking all of Julia Child´s seminal work, Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year was inspiration for part of the movie. The other story line is about Julia Child´s life in France, before she knew how to cook. Her nephew, Alex Prudhomme, talks about writing Julia´s memoir with her. Sara Moulton recalls working on her TV shows and we´ll hear about the culinary library that holds Child´s papers. Also, Nora Ephron on filmmaking, plus taking a look back at regrettable food. Finally, just in time to enjoy your popcorn, nutritional news about butter and much more. [Broadcast Date: July 30, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/090730/rt_chef_090730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Be Careful What You Tell Yourself Jackie Baker likes to pretend. She pretends she´s happily married to her handsome, successful husband. She pretends she´s the perfect mother to her two beautiful children. She even pretends that her secret job as a phone-sex operator is noble and fulfilling. But after years of pretending, Jackie´s life is about to unravel. Her husband may be having an affair. Her mothering skills may be less than stellar, and her new client with the alluring voice is about to send her spiraling. As the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, Jackie Baker becomes trapped in a cycle of obsession and lies. Now, she either has to get her life back on track, or it will spin out of control forever. Shira Block, MA psychology and counseling, is a popular lecturer, writer, and personal coach. She is the author of The Way Home, Step-by-Step Miracles: A Practical Guide to Achieving Your Dreams and co-author of When Your Parent Moves In: Every Adult Child´s Guide to Living with an Aging Parent. She conducts workshops and seminars nationwide and guest blogs on relationship and family issues for popular publications. She currently lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and child. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Hunter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098441/bk_acx0_098441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this edition of the Montessori at Home Guide series, you, the parent or caregiver, get 101 practical activities to help your 2-6 year old learn in a Montessori-inspired way. A. M. Sterling´s 101 Montessori-Inspired Activities for Children Ages 2-6 contains favorite activities along with activities submitted for inclusion by well-known Montessori bloggers such as Anastasia of the Montessori Nature blog, Diane from the When Hippos Talk blog, and more. This easy-to-understand guide is created to quickly fill your child´s learning environment with activities that help them attain and sharpen these necessary skills: gross and fine motor, cognitive, logic, dexterity, hand/eye coordination, and more. These activities also teach practical life skills, including self-care and care of the environment, as well as getting children started in food preparation. For each activity in this book, there will soon be released an associated children´s story book. Each of the 101 children´s story books will be Montessori inspired. The books will be based on the lives of real children, teaching respect for other cultures. They will contain, not only real life situations that a child can learn from, but the main character in each story will complete an activity from this book to possibly generate interest. We feel that these Montessori-inspired children´s story books will be an excellent complement to the resource we hope this activity book can become for you. Montessori learning is gaining popularity across the globe as more and more Montessori schools open. The Montessori at Home Guide series helps you bring this incredibly effective way of learning home as well. You love you children and want to give them the very best. Give them the best learning method to achieve their true potential. Give your children the gift of Montessori. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andreina Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075720/bk_acx0_075720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 21, Janelle Hanchett embraced motherhood with the reckless self-confidence of those who have no idea what they´re getting into. Having known her child´s father for only three months, she found herself rather suddenly getting to know a newborn, husband, and wholly transformed identity. She was in love, but she was bored, directionless, and seeking too much relief in too much wine. Over time, as she searched for home in suburbia and settled life, a precarious drinking habit turned into treacherous dependence, until life became car seats and splitting hangovers, cubicles and multi-day drug binges--and finally, an inconceivable separation from her children. For ten years, Hanchett grappled with the relentless progression of addiction, bouncing from rehabs to therapists to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her quest for sobriety, before finding it in a way she never expected. This is a story we rarely hear--of the addict mother not redeemed by her children; who longs for normalcy but cannot maintain it; and who, having traveled to the bottom of addiction, all the way to ´´society´s hated mother,´´ makes it back, only to discover she will always remain an outsider. Like her irreverent, hilarious, and unflinchingly honest blog, ´´Renegade Mothering,´´ Hanchett´s memoir speaks with warmth and wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and life--calling out the rhetoric surrounding ´´the sanctity of motherhood´´ as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how one grows to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life--thinking, with great and final relief, ´´Well, I´ll be damned, I´m just happy to be here.´´