Raising Courageous Children In A Cowardly Culture The Battle For The Hearts And Minds Of Our Children

Author: James L. Capra
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781483466170
Size: 14.96 MB
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Two seasoned parents share the personal story of how they made conscious, faithful choices to raise six successful and courageous children. Utilizing humor, passion and the heartache and joy of parenting, James and Michelle Capra detail the challenges of raising children in a culture filled with frivolity and moral relativism. They provide real world examples of what it takes to instill faith, discipline, honor and character in developing and raising children of purpose.​

Medea

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571320776
Size: 14.24 MB
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I choose to take back my life. My life. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Ben Power's version of Euripides' tragedy Medea premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2014.

Cowardice

Author: Chris Walsh
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400852031
Size: 12.87 MB
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Coward. It's a grave insult, likely to provoke anger, shame, even violence. But what exactly is cowardice? When terrorists are called cowards, does it mean the same as when the term is applied to soldiers? And what, if anything, does cowardice have to do with the rest of us? Bringing together sources from court-martial cases to literary and film classics such as Dante's Inferno, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Thin Red Line, Cowardice recounts the great harm that both cowards and the fear of seeming cowardly have done, and traces the idea of cowardice’s power to its evolutionary roots. But Chris Walsh also shows that this power has faded, most dramatically on the battlefield. Misconduct that earlier might have been punished as cowardice has more recently often been treated medically, as an adverse reaction to trauma, and Walsh explores a parallel therapeutic shift that reaches beyond war, into the realms of politics, crime, philosophy, religion, and love. Yet, as Walsh indicates, the therapeutic has not altogether triumphed—contempt for cowardice endures, and he argues that such contempt can be a good thing. Courage attracts much more of our attention, but rigorously understanding cowardice may be more morally useful, for it requires us to think critically about our duties and our fears, and it helps us to act ethically when fear and duty conflict. Richly illustrated and filled with fascinating stories and insights, Cowardice is the first sustained analysis of a neglected but profound and pervasive feature of human experience.

The Nurture Assumption

Author: Judith Rich Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439135082
Size: 11.50 MB
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK How much credit do parents deserve when their children turn out welt? How much blame when they turn out badly? Judith Rich Harris has a message that will change parents' lives: The "nurture assumption" -- the belief that what makes children turn out the way they do, aside from their genes, is the way their parents bring them up -- is nothing more than a cultural myth. This electrifying book explodes some of our unquestioned beliefs about children and parents and gives us a radically new view of childhood. Harris looks with a fresh eye at the real lives of real children to show that it is what they experience outside the home, in the company of their peers, that matters most, Parents don't socialize children; children socialize children. With eloquence and humor, Judith Harris explains why parents have little power to determine the sort of people their children will become. The Nurture Assumption is an important and entertaining work that brings together insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, primatology, and evolutionary biology to offer a startling new view of who we are and how we got that way.

Indaba My Children

Author: Credo Vusa'mazulu Mutwa
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802136044
Size: 18.18 MB
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A collection of folktales from a Zulu tribal historian attempting to preserve the history, heritage, and oral tradition of his people includes an insightful essay offering commentary on the aparthied years of his native province of Natal in South Africa. Original.

Red Badge Of Courage

Author: Stephen Crane
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781616411657
Size: 17.31 MB
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Stephen Crane's classic tale of the American Civil War tells the story of Union soldier Henry Fleming. As Fleming waits for action with his fellow soldiers, he wonders if he is a hero or a runner. Will he and his fellow soldiers survive, or fall to the wounds they call red badges of courage? Fear, courage, and hope are retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Crane's The Red Badge of Courage. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

Private Peaceful

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545359634
Size: 13.12 MB
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From the Children's Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered. Includes After Words bonus features. As the enemy lurks in the darkness, Thomas struggles to stay awake through the night. He has lived through the terror of gas attacks and watched friends die by his side. But in the morning, Thomas will be forced to confront an even greater horror. As the minutes tick by, Thomas remembers his childhood spent deep in the countryside with his mother, his brothers, and Molly, the love of his life. But each minute that passes brings Thomas closer to something he can't bear to to think about--the moment when the war and its horrific consequences will change his life forever.