How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years

How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years

Author: Julie Ross

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0071545891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 403

“You never listen to anything I say!” Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted eight-year-old. Today, a moody, disrespectful twelve-year-old. What happened? And more important, how do you handle it? How you respond to these whirlwind changes will not only affect your child's behavior now but will determine how he or she turns out later. Julie A. Ross, executive director of Parenting Horizons, shows you exactly what's going on with your child and provides all the tools you need to correctly handle even the prickliest tween porcupine. Find out how other parents survived nightmarish tween behavior--and still raised great kids Break the “nagging cycle,” give your kids responsibilities, and get results Talk about sex, drugs, and alcohol so your kid will listen Discover the secret that will help your child to disregard peer pressure and make smart choices--for life "This excellent book lets parents peek into the underlying, confusing thoughts and perplexing decisions that young tweens are constantly facing." --Ralph I. López, M.D., Clinical Professor or Pediatrics, Cornell University, and author of The Teen Health Book

How to Hug a Porcupine

How to Hug a Porcupine

Author: Debbie Joffe

Publisher:

ISBN: 812913988X

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 631

In our daily lives, we often encounter people who cause problems, irritate, or incite conflict-in short, the emotional porcupines. How do we deal with such difficult people or love them without getting hurt? How to Hug a Porcupine provides powerful recommendations, helpful tips and plausible explanations for handling the prickliness in others-parents, siblings, children, colleagues, in-laws, strangers-and us. The book provides powerful recommendations, which gives us hope that handling, embracing and surviving such personalities is not as difficult as we think it is. From ending an argument with prickly people to understanding our own prickliness, How to Hug a Porcupine is for those who want to lead a peaceful life with the porcupines.

How to Hug a Porcupine

How to Hug a Porcupine

Author: June Eding

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578262939

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 941

Useful tips and ideas for how to love and understand the “prickly” people in your life—at home, at work, and in your community Most of us know someone who, for whatever reason, always seems to cause problems, irritate others, or incite conflict. Often, these people are a part of our daily lives. The truth is that these trouble makers haven’t necessarily asked to be this way. Sometimes we need to learn new approaches to deal with people who are harder to get along with or love. How to Hug a Porcupine explains that making peace with others isn’t as tough or terrible as we think it is—especially when you can use an adorable animal analogy and apply it to real-life problems. Whether you want to calm the quills of parents, children, siblings, or strangers, How to Hug a Porcupine provides useful tips for your encounters with “prickly” people, such as: • Three easy ways to end an argument • How to spot the porcupine in others • How to spot the porcupine in ourselves With a foreword by noted psychotherapist Dr. Debbie Ellis, widow of Dr. Albert Ellis, How to Hug a Porcupine is a truly special book.

How to Hug a Porcupine

How to Hug a Porcupine

Author: Sean K. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 1606713272

Category: Families

Page: 131

View: 997

How to Love the Difficult People in Your Life Most of us know someone who, for whatever reason, always seems to cause problems, irritate others, or incite conflict. Often, these people are a part of our daily lives. The truth is that these trouble makers haven't necessarily asked to be this way. Sometimes we need to learn new approaches to deal with people who are harder to get along with or love. How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love Difficult People in Your Life, explains that making peace with others isn't as tough or terrible as we think it is-especially when you can use an adorable animal analogy and apply it to real-life problems. How to Hug a Porcupine provides tips for calming the quills of parents, children, siblings, strangers, and other prickly people you may encounter. Among other tips, How to Hug a Porcupine includes: *Three easy ways to end an argument *How to spot the porcupine in others *How to spot the porcupine in ourselves With a foreword by noted psychotherapist Dr. Debbie Ellis, widow of Dr. Albert Ellis, How to Hug a Porcupine is a truly special book.

How to Hug a Porcupine

How to Hug a Porcupine

Author: June Eding

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578265374

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 194

How to Love the Difficult People in Your Life Most of us know someone who, for whatever reason, always seems to cause problems, irritate others, or incite conflict. Often, these people are a part of our daily lives. The truth is that these trouble makers haven’t necessarily asked to be this way. Sometimes we need to learn new approaches to deal with people who are harder to get along with or love. How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love Difficult People in Your Life, explains that making peace with others isn’t as tough or terrible as we think it is–especially when you can use an adorable animal analogy and apply it to real-life problems. How to Hug a Porcupine provides tips for calming the quills of parents, children, siblings, strangers, and other prickly people you may encounter. Among other tips, How to Hug a Porcupine includes: *Three easy ways to end an argument *How to spot the porcupine in others *How to spot the porcupine in ourselves With a foreword by noted psychotherapist Dr. Debbie Ellis, widow of Dr. Albert Ellis, How to Hug a Porcupine is a truly special book.

Listen, Love, Repeat Study Guide

Listen, Love, Repeat Study Guide

Author: Karen Ehman

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310082651

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 410

In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Karen Ehman, New York Times bestselling author of Keep it Shut, helps you rediscover the life-changing joy that comes from putting others first. In a culture that tells us a me-first, you-second way of living is the key to happiness, Ehman explains that the key to moving forward in almost every facet of your life is to embrace backward living. Becoming a person who thinks about others first takes effort. It requires you to live alert. To be on the lookout in conversations for “heart drops”—hints of kindness you might grant to the person right in front of you, right where they are. But it is worth it. Listen, Love, Repeat gives you both the encouragement and practical, daily ways you can reach out to others with both planned and random acts of kindness. Topics include loving your family and friends, encouraging coworkers, reaching out to the lonely, blessing the “necessary people” who help you get life done every day but often go unnoticed, and many others who could use an act of thoughtfulness. An additional focus on modeling for your children a lifestyle that listens and loves is accompanied by doable ideas for you and for your family. The Listen, Love, Repeat Study Guide includes video notes, group discussion questions, individual activities, Scripture memory verses, and between-sessions personal studies. Sessions include: Finding Your Big "Why?" Let Love Complete the Circle When You Live a Life of Welcome How to Hug a Porcupine and Squeeze a Skunk Family Matters The Boomerang of Blessing Designed for use with Listen, Love, Repeat Video Study 9780310082668 (sold separately).

I Want It All

I Want It All

Author: Gwen Smith

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781414227

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 118

God created you for exceptional impact. Exceptional power. And exceptional blessings. Gwen Smith knows how easy it is to dismiss God’s plans with the thoughts, I can’t make a big difference for God because I’m just an ordinary woman with an ordinary life. Yet God created us to join Him in doing amazing work in the world. He created us to live with abundant joy, courage, and influence. But not the joy, courage, and influence of the world. He offers His grace for each failure, His love that shatters hate, His peace that soothes the turmoil, His comfort, guidance, wisdom, rest, power, and significance. Every blessing He has for us is ours for the taking. I Want It All will ignite a fire in your heart to experience more faith, more power, and more impact. More of Jesus. All of Jesus. Everything that God has for you.

Therapeutic Engagement of Children and Adolescents

Therapeutic Engagement of Children and Adolescents

Author: David A. Crenshaw, PhD

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461632030

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 828

This book addresses the challenges faced when children who refuse to talk, children who lack psychological mindedness, teens who experience a strong aversion to the influence of any adult, and children and teens who mask their woundedness by hostility or diffidence show up for therapy. This book does not push one therapeutical or theoretical approach over another but specifically describes useful tools that can be utilized within a wide range of approaches.

No Hugs for Porcupine

No Hugs for Porcupine

Author: Zoe Waring

Publisher:

ISBN: 0762491388

Category:

Page:

View: 911

Embrace what makes you unique and encourage compassionate friendships with Porcupine and Armadillo in this delightful picture book that makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or for any day when a hug (or kiss) is needed. Poor Porcupine just cannot be hugged-his quills are too spikey! Each night, before settling down to sleep, all of Porcupine's forest friends hug each other goodnight. All except Porcupine, who feels left out-and grumpy! But when Armadillo shows him what a warm, fuzzy "kiss" is (even for a porcupine!), Porcupine is delighted and cannot wait to show his friends. With adorable art, Zoe Waring's story of making the most out of your physical limitations is sure to win hearts. No Hugs for Porcupine is filled with love and friendship, and is the perfect gift for Valentine's Day, or any day that requires a hug and a kiss.