Parenting is a blessed, but challenging, vocation--even in a home with two parents. Those who find themselves parenting alone, whether from divorce or separation, the death of a spouse or the lengthy absence of a partner, have a daunting mission. How can you make time for handing on the faith when there are bills to pay, a house to clean, clothes to wash and a thousand other demands on your time? "When You Are a Single Parent tackles this important question with practical advice for doing it all without forgetting why you are doing it. Jeanne Hunt offers specific ideas to help you create a support network, set limits and priorities, plan household tasks and celebrate family moments. Use her insights to transform your home from a battlefield where the war for your time is fought to a spiritual sanctuary. Rather than another set of obligations to fulfill, your faith can be a powerful ally in creating a happier, healthier home.
A practical yet "out of the box" how to on making an income for the single parent, those in-between jobs, college students, and those who wish to pursue a dream.
Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the "Handbook of Parenting" appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring.
My name is Katie, and I'm twenty-two years old ... and single. Some people might say, "What's the big deal? You're only twenty-two." I wish I could confidently reply, "It's not a big deal. I'm completely content and loving the single life." But I can't. This past year, ten of my friends got married. It was awesome to see them with the person God had so clearly planned for them, but it was also hard not to envy their fairytale love stories. Did God forget about me? 22 & Single is simply a collection of journal entries as well as reflective commentary throughout my quest to live a God-honoring life in a time of discontentment.
This guidebook is written by a youth sports coach for those adults who coach and participate in youth sports. Author Jason Kelly apprenticed under some of youth sports' top trainers and coaches, including AAU coaches and officials, US Soccer Federation trainers, and Olympic National Governing Organization captains, coaches, and athletes. He has been an active youth sports coach since 1994. His passionate belief that youth sports help to positively mold children has been the driving force behind his never-ending quest to become a better youth coach. Based on a framework Jason developed for coaching youth athletics, A Guide to Youth Sports for Parents and Coaches provides tools to ensure children receive the best possible sporting experience. Author Jason Kelly draws on nearly 20 years of hands-on experience as a coach, a professional instructor, a parent, and a student of the art and science of coaching. He has an Under-13 Coaching Certification from the U.S. Soccer Federation, an "A" Instructor's license from the International Sports Chanbara Federation, and was inducted into the Martial Arts Master's Hall of Fame. He holds black belts in karate, aiki-jujitsu, weaponry, kenjutsu, and tae kwon do.
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