Almost all cultures and societies affirm the importance of having children. However, reproductive technologies challenge the traditional understanding of the process by which a couple becomes parents. Technologies do this by separating the procreation of children from the conjugal act. This forces people to rethink the concept of becoming parents. Different people have different views on the use of reproductive technologies and different understandings of parenting. Lisa Sowle Cahill characterizes the parent-child relationship primarily as a freely chosen relationship. However, John Paul II teaches that becoming parents is not only something couples choose, but something intrinsic to marriage and couples' self-gift to each other. This book examines Cahill's and John Paul II's understanding of becoming parents as distilled from their moral analyses of reproductive technologies. It will study parenting in regard to the attitude with which couples approach parenthood, as well as the decision and the means used to become parents with particular reference to Chinese culture and society. Cahill's approach to parenting and reproductive technologies is closer in spirit to the values of Chinese society than John Paul II's. John Paul II brings to bear a full-blown personalistic hermeneutics in his analysis. Having identified their respective idioms and their differences, the author argues that becoming parents is not only something couples choose, but something intrinsic to the vocation of marriage and the couples' bodily self-gift to one another. It is a good work for any student or professor of theology. It helps couples to have a better understanding of becoming parents. It also offers wonderful information for further research on this subject with reference to Chinese situation.
In Pregnancy and Parenthood in a Foreign Land: My Experience in Thailand with Useful Tips for Mothers Everywhere, Rebecca Wongwiboonchai shares her experiences of her first pregnancy, giving birth, and becoming a new parent in a foreign land. A British expat living with her husband in Thailand, the author gives us an honest and candid glimpse into her adventure from beginning to end. Each chapter is divided into two sections: "A Real-life Experience," in which she tells the story as it happened for her (including pregnancy, labour and birth, first days of motherhood and breastfeeding, and travelling and working with a newborn) and "The Facts," where she offers straight talk on practicalities, such as things one might like to consider when making choices, a discussion of food and diet, vaccinations, the importance of personal time, and equipment essentials. Although Wongwiboonchai's account takes place in Thailand, the descriptions of her firsthand experiences and valuable tips are applicable to expat mothers-to-be worldwide. The author shares the lessons that she learned-oftentimes the hard way-so that you don't have to.
Investing in your returning talent Becoming a parent is life-changing. Our experience as employers, practitioners, researchers and working parents tells us this is a critical time for offering support to new parents as they navigate the transition, plan for their return and re-engage with work and career. At an organisational level, there are huge costs associated with losing experienced and talented employees when they start a family and, in the interest of building a more diverse and balanced workforce, organisations need their people to return engaged and motivated to progress their career. Written in partnership by two established coaching and mentoring professionals, Mentoring New Parents at Work makes the case for dedicated mentoring programmes in the workplace as a sustainable way of supporting new parents and improving talent retention for employers. The authors offer timely, practical guidance for each stage of the mentoring journey, from building the business case through to ideas for mentoring workshops. The book is grounded in theory and practice, and provides tools, techniques and real life case studies from a range of countries and organisations to illustrate good practice. Mentoring New Parents at Work will be invaluable to all HR practitioners and line managers who want to retain and support new parents, helping to pave the way for gender diversity at all levels of their organisations. Its themes and insights will also be of interest to students and researchers of HRM, diversity management, and coaching and mentoring.
Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office explores the factors that drive political ambition at the earliest stages. Using data from a comprehensive survey of thousands of eligible candidates, Jennifer L. Lawless systematically investigates what compels certain citizens to pursue elective positions and others to recoil at the notion. Lawless assesses personal factors, such as race, gender and family dynamics, that affect an eligible candidate's likelihood of considering a run for office. She also focuses on eligible candidates' professional lives and attitudes toward the political system.
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There will be times of conflicts, difficulties, and tensions along the way - not to mention those rebellious streak of teen years. Driven by the need to getwhatever they want whenever they want and the need to fit in and be cool and popular, then playing the guilt card and blaming you for not loving them enough for not giving in to their demands, can wreck havoc on any parent's nerve.
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