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The Family Virtues Guide

The Family Virtues Guide Author Linda Kavelin Popov
ISBN-10 0452278104
Release 1997
Pages 319
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Provides advice on teaching children respect, honesty, responsibility, compassion, and faith

Raising Children with Virtues

Raising Children with Virtues Author Annelies Wiersma
ISBN-10 9081223860
Release 2010-12
Pages 184
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You get a child, and all of a sudden you're a parent. But how do you bring it up? Annelies Wiersma discovered Linda Kavelin-Popov's books with their 52 inspiring virtues such as courage, enthusiasm and responsibility. She is a Virtues ProjectTM Master Facilitator and gives courses based on Linda Kavelin-Popov's educative methods. In this cheerful book with its comic-strip drawings she brings the theory to life with examples from her courses. And tells us in a touching, funny and intimate way about the practice she knows best: raising her own son. Linda Kavelin Popov says in the foreword: What do all parents want for their children? For them to be happy and for them to be good. The two are deeply connected, because a good character leads to a positive destiny. Every parent also needs tools to bring out the best in each child - to awaken their kindness, respect, flexibility, compassion, and even their joy. Annelies Wiersma offers the honest, open perspective of a mother applying the tools and strategies of The Virtues Project and my book, The Family Virtues Guide to make them deeply useful and totally accessible in everyday life. I heartily recommend that all parents read her book and enjoy her insights, her humour, and her practical wisdom.

A Pace of Grace

A Pace of Grace Author Linda Kavelin Popov
ISBN-10 0452285437
Release 2004
Pages 341
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The author of The Family Virtues Guide introduces a four-part program designed to help readers purify their lives, pace themselves, practice presence, and plan a sustainable life, presenting simple ways to rediscover the essential elements and recapture the joy of life. Original.

The Virtues Project Educator s Guide

The Virtues Project Educator s Guide Author Linda Kavelin Popov
ISBN-10 188039684X
Release 2000
Pages 208
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The Virtues Project: An Educator's Guide (K-12) is an excellent guide to empower children to lift each other up instead of putting each other down. It contains virtues honored by all cultures and traditions as the best within us and is honored by the United Nations as a model program for children of all cultures. This practical guide, containing 52 virtues, was designed to develop respect, compassion, commitment, and cooperation, (and more ) in children grades K-12. The book offers proven methods for counselors, teachers, caregivers, and youth leaders to create a culture of character in a classroom, school, or a club. This educator's guide gives academic leaders and other caregivers of children a way to empower children to make moral choices, deal with grief and loss, and resolve problems using their own inner strength. The book includes restorative justice techniques that are easy for teachers at all grade levels to use.

Teaching Virtues

Teaching Virtues Author Donald Trent Jacobs
ISBN-10 0810839636
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 173
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This book about teaching virtues is based on a fundamental American Indian view that sees the universe as intimate relationships of living things that are vitally affected by attributes called universal virtues. These virtues cross all boundaries and cannot be "taught" in isolation. They are woven into all subjects that are worth learning. Part 1 provides psychological perspectives that underpin the book's approach. Part 2 shows how various pedagogical strategies can turn subject matter into significant relationships. Since teaching virtues is ultimately about relationships, a natural way to embed awareness of virtues unfolds when there is a consistent commitment to teaching virtues daily. Chapters introduce the lesson plan format and the conceptual model, explore the meanings of vital terminology, and discuss assessment strategies. Part 3 realizes the actual interconnections between virtues and content knowledge, with chapters that address social studies, language arts, science, physical education, mathematics, and the arts. These chapters show how the process works to truly integrate content and character education. Part 4 offers an opportunity for profound reflection on the issues and challenges surrounding effective character education. (Contains 75 references.) (TD)

In This House We Will Giggle

In This House  We Will Giggle Author Courtney DeFeo
ISBN-10 9781601426079
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 224
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What do indoor picnics and funny face contests have to do with loving Jesus? More than you realize! As a mom in the throes of parenting, Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts with laughter, not lecture. That perspective propelled her to create this idea-packed book, in which she offers motivating reflections, real-life stories, and a sandbox full of inventive ways to help you turn your kids’ hearts toward God. Each chapter focuses on one virtue that is key for developing your child’s character. Along with insights into how this virtue plays out in the nitty-gritty of life, Courtney includes a memory verse, activity ideas, and discussion questions to reinforce that virtue throughout the month. Here you’ll find a full year of ways to draw your children closer to God through delightful antics like Family Olympics, One Fancy Feast, and Light ’Em Up. In This House, We Will Giggle shows you how to capture the hearts of your children through fun—so that they experience the goodness of Christ, the joy of following Him, and the difference they can make in the lives of others. (Water balloons not included!)


Peak Author Chip Conley
ISBN-10 0787988618
Release 2007-09-21
Pages 288
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After fifteen years of rising to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, Chip Conley's company was suddenly undercapitalized and overexposed in the, post-9/11 economy. For relief and inspiration, Conley, the CEO and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, turned to psychologist Abraham Maslow's iconic Hierarchy of Needs. This book explores how Conley's company "the second largest boutique hotelier in the world" overcame the storm that hit the travel industry by applying Maslow's theory to what Conley identifies as the key Relationship Truths in business with Employees, Customers and Investors. Part memoir, part theory, and part application, the book tells of Joie de Vivre's remarkable transformation while providing real world examples from other companies and showing how readers can bring about similar changes in their work and personal lives. Conley explains how to understand the motivations of employees, customers, bosses, and investors, and use that understanding to foster better relationships and build an enduring and profitable corporate culture.

Reclaiming Virtue

Reclaiming Virtue Author John Bradshaw
ISBN-10 9780553095920
Release 2009
Pages 516
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The best-selling author of Creating Love sets out to redefine what it means to live a moral life in today's world by helping readers reclaim and cultivate their inborn moral intelligence by developing one's instincts for goodness in childhood and nurturing them through one's adult life to promote good character and moral responsibility. 75,000 first printing.

Manners Made Easy for the Family

Manners Made Easy for the Family Author June Hines Moore
ISBN-10 9780805463989
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 400
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Christian etiquette expert June Hines Moore will improve the quality of life in homes everywhere with Manners Made Easy for the Family. This quintessential page-per-day guide to good manners presents 365 rules–just one or two sentences each–followed by a family application or practice point and example or instruction from the Bible. Parents and children can read and discuss each manner at breakfast or dinner for an entire year, learning about everything from table manners and telephone etiquette to proper church behavior and online “netiquette.” There’s even a helpful index for quick reference and for whenever questions about specific situations arise.

The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising a Successful Child

The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising a Successful Child Author Denise D Witmer
ISBN-10 9781605504902
Release 2011-12-15
Pages 304
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As parents struggle with these questions on a daily basis, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Raising a Successful Child helps put their fears to rest, providing them with professional, reassuring advice on how to raise a "successful" child according to their own standards. The Everything Parent’s Guide to Raising a Successful Child walks parents through all emotional, intellectual, and physical aspects of development. It’s the first step in establishing realistic expectations, setting boundaries, and helping shape the mind of a responsible, well-rounded, happy young adult.

The Dream Manager

The Dream Manager Author Matthew Kelly
ISBN-10 9781401389550
Release 2007-08-21
Pages 176
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A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dreams Managing people is difficult. With disengagement and turnover on the rise, many managers are scratching their heads wondering what to do. It's not that we dont dream of being great managers, it's just that we havent found a practical and efficient way to do it. Until now . . . The fictional company in this remarkable book is grappling with real problems of high turnover and low morale -- so the managers begin to investigate what really drives the employees. What they discover is that the key to motivation isnt necessarily the promise of a bigger paycheck or title, but rather the fulfillment of crucial personal dreams. They also learned that people at every level need to be offered specific kinds of help and encouragement -- or our dreams will forever remain just dreams as we grow dissatisfied with our lives and jobs. Beginning with his important thought that a company can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that its employees are becoming better-versions-of-themselves, Matthew Kelly explores the connection between the dreams we are chasing personally and the way we all engage at work. Tackling head-on the growing problem of employee disengagement, Kelly explores the dynamic collaboration that is unleashed when people work together to achieve company objectives and personal dreams. The power of The Dream Manager is that simply becoming aware of the concept will change the way you manage and relate to people instantly and forever. What's your dream?

Books That Build Character

Books That Build Character Author William Kilpatrick
ISBN-10 9780671884239
Release 1994-11-01
Pages 332
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Argues reading can develop positive values, and evaluates 300 books

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child Author Anthony Esolen
ISBN-10 9781497620728
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 272
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“Esolen signals with this book his presence in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism.” —American Spectator Play dates, soccer practice, day care, political correctness, drudgery without facts, television, video games, constant supervision, endless distractions: these and other insidious trends in child rearing and education are now the hallmarks of childhood. As author Anthony Esolen demonstrates in this elegantly written, often wickedly funny book, almost everything we are doing to children now constricts their imaginations. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child takes square aim at these accelerating trends. This practical, insightful book is essential reading for any parent who cares about the paltry thing that childhood has become, and who wants to give a child something beyond the dull drone of today’s culture.

Enough Blood Shed

Enough Blood Shed Author Mary-Wynne Ashford
ISBN-10 155092379X
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 288
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Proven strategies for peace from an awakened civil society -- "the second superpower"

Beyond the Indigo Children

Beyond the Indigo Children Author P. M. H. Atwater
ISBN-10 9781591439868
Release 2005-09-29
Pages 256
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Connects the arrival of a new type of children with the fulfillment of the Fifth World of the Mayan Calendar and other great prophecies • Provides detailed information about the world changes that will take place before and after December 21, 2012 • Explores the seven "root races" representing the genetic gene pool of the human family and the phenomenon of soaring intelligence • Explains the grand sweep of human evolution and the worldwide ascension of energy now occurring, which will take humanity to the next level of development According to prophecy, the fifth sun or fifth world of the Mayan calendar moves into a higher octave of vibration, or ascension, on December 21, 2012. This date represents a "gateway" of planetary development that will open humanity to new ways of living and new worlds of opportunity. Ancient traditions have foretold that our successful passage through this gateway depends on the "fifth root race"--new stock in the human gene pool--destined to help us through the exciting and massive changes ahead. In Beyond the Indigo Children P. M. H. Atwater illuminates the characteristics of the fifth root race, the capstone being the extraordinary "new children," those brilliant and irreverent kids born since 1982. She explores the relationship of the new children to the prophecies in the Mayan calendar and other traditions, providing extensive background information about the seven root races (the sixth and seventh of which haven’t yet appeared) and the great shifting of consciousness already underway. She reveals the connection of the seven root races to the seven chakras, and how the fifth chakra--the chakra of willpower--will be opened for humankind as the new children grow to maturity. She also discusses the phenomenon of soaring intelligence and undeveloped potential and provides concrete guidance and tools for those who seek to understand and help the new children achieve their full potential. Beyond the Indigo Children is the first major study of today’s children, and their place in our rapidly changing world, that combines objective research with mystical revelation and prophecy.

Sacred Moments

Sacred Moments Author Linda Kavelin Popov
ISBN-10 0452278112
Release 1997
Pages 448
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A book of daily meditations and stories includes fifty-two virtues, one for each week of the year

Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics Author Giovanni Gellera
ISBN-10 9781351352550
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 106
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Aristotle, a student of Plato, wrote Nicomachean Ethics in 350 BCE, in a time of extraordinary intellectual development. Over two millennia later, his thorough exploration of virtue, reason, and the ultimate human good still forms the basis of the values at the heart of Western civilization. According to Aristotle, the ultimate human good is eudaimonia, or happiness, which comes from a life of virtuous action. He argues that virtues like justice, restraint, and practical wisdom cannot simply be taught but must be developed over time by cultivating virtuous habits, which can be developed by using practical wisdom and recognizing the desirable middle ground between extremes of human behavior.