Using examples from children's lives as well as the results of reseach, this book provides explains the ways in which children experience death and gives ways in which relatives and professionals can best support them.
This narrative begins on December 8, 1942 the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and ends on August 14, 1945, commonly known as VJ Day.
"Examines the history, theory, and politics behind the age qualifications for elected federal office in the United States Constitution. Argues that the right to run for office ought to be extended to all adult-age citizens who are otherwise office-eligible"--Provided by publisher.
Lark Lawrence was alone. In all the world there was no one who cared for her. Still, there were worse things than independence-and Lark had grown quite capable of providing for herself. Nevertheless, as winter loomed, she suddenly found herself with no means by which to afford food and shelter-destitute. Yet, Tom Evans was a kind and compassionate man. When Lark Lawrence appeared on his porch, without pause he hired her to keep house and cook for himself and his cantankerous elder brother, Slater. And although Tom had befriend Lark first, it would be Slater Evans-handsome, brooding and twelve years Lark's senior-who would unknowingly abduct her heart. Still, Lark's true age (which she concealed at first meeting the Evans brothers) was not the only truth she had kept from Slater and Tom Evans. Darker secrets lay imprisoned deep within her heart-and her past. However, it is that secrets are made to be found out-and Lark's secrets revealed would soon couple with the arrival of a woman from Slater's past to forever shatter her dreams of winning his love-or so it seemed. Would truth and passion mingle to capture Lark the love she'd never dared to hope for?
This report is the product of a UN Population Division study of the sex differentials in infant, child, and under-five mortality and the specific mechanisms that may lead to excess female mortality in childhood. It consists of 10 chapters "that explore a broad range of mechanisms, ranging from the biological to the social and economic, that influence sex differentials in childhood mortality. The mechanisms considered affect mortality differentials either directly, as in the case of the nutritional status of boys and girls or the differential use of health care by sex of child, or indirectly, as in the case of maternal education and decisions regarding the intra-household allocation of resources. The study also provides a historical account of the evolution of the sex differentials in childhood mortality in today's developed countries during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Another major contribution is its measurement and analysis of the levels and trends of infant, child and under-five mortality for boys and girls during the 1970s and 1980s. Such analysis allows the identification of the countries and regions in which girls have a survival disadvantage compared to boys, and permits an objective assessment of the magnitude and extent of excess female mortality in childhood." (Excerpt).
Too Much Too Young investigates how age and gender have shaped the careers and images of pop music stars, examining the role of youth and youthfulness in pop music through a series of themed case studies. Whiteley begins by investigating the exploitation of child stars such as Brenda Lee and Michael Jackson, offering a psychoanalytic reading of the relationship between child star and oppressive manager, and looks at the current glut of boy- and girl- bands and stars in the mold of Britney Spears to examine the continuing fatal attraction of stardom for adolescents. Whiteley then considers the star images of female singer-songwriters Kate Bush, Tori Amos, and Bjork, whose 'little girl' voices and characterization by the media suggests a girlish feminitity which is often at odds with the intentions of their musical output. She then moves on to explore the rock/pop divide as it affects the image of male performers, considering why male stars usually fall into the category of 'wild boys' such as Kurt Cobain or Jim Morrison, or 'nice boys', like Cliff Richard, The Monkees, and Wham! Whiteley ends by asking what happens to stars who set so much store by manipulations of youthfulness when they begin to age, and points to stars like Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Cher to demonstrate that it is possible to achieve iconic pop status even without dying young.
This practical handbook shows how young children under the age of eight can participate, make decisions and take responsibility for their actions. It provides early years workers with information about why participation works, and techniques for involving children in the decisions that affect them.
What I read ignores most of what I see. So, I wanted to write for people who mostly see what I see. Through Too Young to Think Twice, I intend to rekindle our desires, to cherish our individuality and to eulogize our persevering young blood.
Never Too Young to Leadoffers faith communities resources and strategies to develop leadership qualities and skills in young adolescents. This manual includes six themes on Christian leadership: leadership styles, listening skills, conflict resolution, trust and responsibility, leadership and discipleship, and planning and strategy. The sessions found inNever Too Young to Leadprovide a broad overview of leadership with the aid of scriptural images, and include activities for training youth in essential leadership skills and qualities. The manual also offers strategies for using the sessions to create daylong, weekend, or weeklong training programs for young adolescents.
Right after Pearl Harbor, the author joined the Marines at 17. After boot camp, he went to the First Marine Division, taking part in some of the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific, including the landing on Okinawa where he was wounded. The author and others fought under terrible conditions, yet they persevered. This is the author's story of combat and of growing up.
Murder! It's Christmas Day and Jose's brother lies dead on the street. Shot - by a member of his own gang. Jose's father is an abusive alcoholic who terrorizes his wife and children. Luis, leader of the Treces gang, approaches Jose and promises to make his life better so he can take care of his family. Jose is a teen and would like nothing better than to become a real man even if it means joining a gang. He discovers how hard the initiation is, how dangerous his life becomes and how often he is betrayed. He is forced to sell drugs and finds himself in constant fear, but he promises to remain a gang member forever. Join Jose in this turbulent coming of age novel, as Too Young to Die builds to an explosive conclusion.
In April of 2003, the residents of Spring Valley, Nebraska were stunned and shocked when a young student from their local high school, reported as missing, was found brutally raped and murdered. Shortly after the residents, of the tight knit community, had come together to mourn the loss of the beautiful child, they were hit with more shocking and devastating news! Two more students, reported as missing, were also found brutally raped and murdered. For awhile, after the murders, the streets of Spring Valley remained desolate and quiet. However, people too soon forget...and it wasn't long before the young teenagers of, Spring Valley and the surrounding areas, were, once again, walking the streets alone after dark.
"Phelps gets into the blood and guts of the story." -Gregg Olsen Killing Her Wasn't Enough. . . Sixteen-year-old Adrianne Reynolds couldn't unravel the twisted tangles of jealousy and domination complicating her new life in East Moline, Illinois. What began as a fresh start after a troubled home life in Texas ended with Adrianne's body charred, stuffed into garbage bags, and scattered. It seemed the work of hardened criminals, but the truth was far more astonishing: her own "best friends" choked Adrianne to death and cut her up. Now, master crime writer M. William Phelps recounts this horrific saga of teen lust and violence in every gripping detail. Praise for M. William Phelps "One of our most engaging crime journalists." -Katherine Ramsland "Phelps creates a vivid portrait." -Publishers Weekly "One of America's finest true-crime writers." -Vincent Bugliosi Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos
Bride View United Football Club was formed in Tallow, Co Waterford in 1972. In this book Pat Coughlan re lives those days in 1972 when seven young people - still too young to vote - made history by forming Bride View United A.F.C. He looks at the Ireland of 1972 and try's to bring back memories of the current affairs, both national and local. He looks at the music and entertainment of the period, and events in the world of sport. But central to this book is the story of the Bride View United A.F.C. The book takes you back to the early days. Follow through the life in Cork Athletic Union League. Relive the hopes and the disappointment of that first County Cup Final, and try to put into words the magic of the year of the Double, promotion to Division 1 and victory in the County Cup. The book also looks at the progress of the Club in the Red House League and the progress of soccer in West Waterford. The book was originally published in 1993 on the 21st anniversary of the club.
Many of us have heard tragic stories of parents losing a child, but not many people could handle the abject grief of the deaths of three of their own children. Too Young To Be Angels: An Ongoing Journey of Grief is the heart-wrenching story of one mother's climb from the pits of despair, grief, and depression after the deaths of three of her four children. Author Shirley Delorbe struggles to hold on to reality when death seems to become a way of life. After her six-year-old son Randall's death in 1964 from acute trachea bronchitis, the road to recovery is long and hard. The question "Why me?" nags at Delorbe's subconscious. Her heart is only beginning to heal when her daughter Victoria's brutal murder four years later shocks the family. Almost at the breaking point, Delorbe fights simply to breathe as the death of her son Gerry in a motorcycle accident drags her back into hell a few years later. Too Young To Be Angels recounts Delorbe's journey as she struggles with the loss of each child, reveals her every thought, and shares how she eventually developed her ten steps to recovery.
What woman hasn't looked in the mirror and wondered who was staring back at her? Or marveled at how grown up her children look? Or puzzled at how her friends are aging prematurely? I'm Too Young to Be This Old (with over 150,000 copies sold) shows women how to face their changing lives with a spirit of fun and fearlessness. Poppy Smith leads readers through both the lighter side of midlife and the deeper issues that concern them, including wondering if the best of life is over facing changes in health and appearance maintaining healthy relationships with adult children caring for aging parents getting ready for when they're really old I'm Too Young to Be This Old is loaded with biblically informed wisdom and ample doses of humor. It will give readers the inspiration and insight they need to turn their middle years into the best years of their life!
The king is dead! Long live the king! But this king is just ten years old and faces assassination attempts and treachery while his prime minister tries to keep him alive. To complicate things, not one, but two old foes are suddenly offering alliances. It's known that the Eagle practices slavery, but they offer trade. The Dawn is an unknown. Can Edwin of the Wolf survive his turbulent youth? Or does the prophecy speak of the baby brother still at his mother's breast? And who arranged the death of his other brothers?