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raising cain

The Knight in Rusty Armour

by Robert Fisher

The Knight in Rusty Armor is a lighthearted tale of a desperate knight in search of his true self. His journey reflects our own–filled with hope and despair, belief and disillusionment, laughter and tears. Anyone who has ever struggled with the meaning of life and love will discover profound wisdom and truth as this delightful fantasy unfolds.The Knight is an experience that will expand your mind, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.

raising cain

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

by Michael Thompson and Dan Kindlon

Two of the country's leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting--sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Statistics point to an alarming number of young boys at high risk for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, violence and loneliness. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they're not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that "cool" equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," light is shed on the destructive emotional training our boys receive.

raising an emotionally intelligent child

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child

by John Gottman

Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships.

hold on to your kids

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate

A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestselling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time -- peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Dr. Neufeld has dubbed this phenomenon peer orientation, which refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of behaviour. But peer orientation undermines family cohesion, poisons the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth culture. 

becoming real

Becoming Real: Journey to Authenticy

by David Irvine

This book is for those who understand that people want leaders to get past the gimmicks, fads and flavors of the month -- leaders who are honest and real. To be a real leader one must be a real human being. Then ones' capacity to impact others, comes from the strength of that realness. It is about presence, not position. Authenticity requires a dedication to seeking the truth about yourself, recognizing your destiny, and bringing more of that realness to what you do. It means realizing that life is not about proving oneself or measuring oneself by the standards of others, but is more about discovering and expressing one's truest nature. 

real boys

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood 

by William Pollack

Based on William Pollack's groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School over two decades, Real Boys explores this generation's "silent crisis": why many boys are sad, lonely, and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful, and confident. Pollack challenges conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity that encourage parents to treat boys as little men, raising them through a toughening process that drives their true emotions underground. Only when we understand what boys are really like, says Pollack, can we help them develop more self-confidence and the emotional savvy they need to deal with issues such as depression, love and sexuality, drugs and alcohol, divorce, and violence.