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.
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.
"Parenting in a New Age" will help you understand your higher purpose !!! You have the power to make a difference ...
Whether you are a parent, teacher, care giver or work with children on a regular basis, you will know we are experiencing a kind of evolution. Parenting is a journey and much happens on this journey. With the challenges we are experiencing, this book will adequately equip you for this journey.
A new epoch of children are populating this planet with an invigorating renewed energy but the masses remain oblivious to this transition. The time has come for us to find ourselves and evolve to our true purpose through conscious parenting. We are the parents who will be responsible for the shaping of a new era.
This book will equip you with an insightful awareness into these key critical areas of parenting in a new era: - Understanding the children of a new era, Discovering conscious parenting, Shifting to positive paradigms, Creating balance, Finding the gift of being a family, Becoming a life coach to your children,
"Change is imperative for our evolution and change is sure to come about through accepting our responsibility of conscious parenting."
This book explores the journey of becoming a social worker. It is based upon the experiences of social work students themselves and therefore provides a unique 'inside-out' perspective. By showing that personal, professional and political elements are interwoven in students' journeys, the author demonstrates that integrating these elements is vital to critical reflection and relationship-based social work. Content includes social work theory, therapeutic and risk-management interventions, emotional and ethical aspects of practice, political and cultural contexts of practice, and issues around supervision and assessment. The book also :" includes introductions, real-life case study exercises, points for reflection, diagrams and tables, further reading and resources" equips new students to reflect upon their own journeying and to learn more effectively from modules and placements" provides case study material on all aspects of placements such as meeting Key Roles and value requirements" covers career pathways for final year students, including guidance on dealing with job interviews and occupational stressThis is important reading across a range of modules and will be particularly valuable for new students and students on placement.
How Not to Be a Dumb Parent is my unsolicited parenting advice to some of the not so smart parenting moves that I see all of the time. I am here to help the world and spare the world of a bunch of bratty kids.
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