How to Hug a Porcupine

How to Hug a Porcupine

Author: June Eding

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781578262939

Category: Self-Help

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Innovative and refreshing strategies for how to love, understand, and communicate with difficult people—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 troublemakers 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: 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

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“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

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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.

Listen, Love, Repeat Study Guide

Listen, Love, Repeat Study Guide

Author: Karen Ehman

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310082651

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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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

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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: 512

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.

Artful Therapy

Artful Therapy

Author: Judith Aron Rubin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471677949

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

View: 317

Use the therapeutic potential of art to make progress in your practice Artful Therapy shows you how to use art to make a difference in therapy. Using visual imagery and art creation, you can help people with medical problems understand how they feel about their illness; victims of abuse "tell without talking"; and substance abuse and eating disorder clients tap into unresolved issues. These are just a few examples of how the power of art can improve your practice. Ideal for mental health professionals and allied workers with little or no art background, this accessible and proven guide takes you through the techniques of using art and visual imagery, and shows you how they can benefit clients of varying ages and abilities. With the art therapy tools provided, you can open potentially groundbreaking new dialogues with your clients. Author Judith Aron Rubin draws on more than forty years experience as an art therapist to help you maximize the value of art as a therapeutic tool, in both the mental health disciplines, such as psychology and social work, and related specialties. An accompanying DVD contains models for practitioners, showing art therapy being used in actual clinical practice. The DVD clearly models: * Initiating the art-making process * Using art in assessment * Using mental imagery, with or without art * Implementing other art forms--such as drama and music--in therapy * Using art with a variety of client types, including children, families, and groups * Assigning art as "homework" Whether or not you have used art therapy with your clients or are thinking about integrating art therapy in your practice, making the most of art in the clinical setting begins with Artful Therapy.

My Mom Has Lost Her Marbles

My Mom Has Lost Her Marbles

Author: Terry Everton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595127764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 150

View: 950

Barry Blickle Blackendorf one day lost all his teeth. He didn't see it coming, it happened in his sleep. He never saw a dentist, or brushed three times a day. His friends all tried to warn him... "You'll be sorry," they'd say... Such is the plight of Toothless Barry, one of many oddball characters you'll meet in this charming collection of poems and drawings by Terry and Debbie Everton. You will also be introduced to Gossipin' Gordon; Busy Billy Bippleblap, who's always in a rush; Grouchy Gretchen, who's really quite a grump; Wanderin' Willie and Wise Mindy Mindleblest. So come grow some watermelon popcorn. Listen to the world's funniest joke. Get visited by two-headed martians and talking ants. Wear smaller clothes. Avoid hugging porcupines. Talk like a moose. These are just some of the exciting adventures awaiting you in the strange and wonderful world these poems will take you to.

Anger-Related Disorders

Anger-Related Disorders

Author: Eva Feindler, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826140475

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 294

In this ground-breaking exploration, a glittering array of specialists investigate how and why anger is viewed as a secondary emotion by most clinical theories and practitioners and seeks to answer the following questions: What are anger-related disorders? What do they have in common and how are they different? How do we treat the various anger-related disorders? Drawing on one case study, the top-notch contributors each present a different method of treatment for anger-related disorders. By taking into consideration the variety of perspectives and treatments available for anger-related disorders, this book provides an overview of how clinicians can implement each of these treatments as well as combine treatments to provide a tailored therapy for each individual client.

On the Trail of Colorado Critters

On the Trail of Colorado Critters

Author: Mary Taylor Young

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1565793501

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 100

View: 898

A guidebook explaining how to look at the amazing array of creatures living in Colorado, including coyotes, elk, mountain lions, eagles, and owls.