Through shared insights and experiences, this mother of 10 boys teaches and inspires moms to raise sons who are compassionate, loving, responsible, well educated, and faith filled. Her simple advice and easy-to-follow principles take the "difficulty" out of raising sons. Advocating a practical and realistic approach that recognizes societal influences without allowing them to create a fear factor, she shies away from identifying sons as "abnormal" because they do not follow the female pattern of development. Believing that diversity education begins at home within the family, she counsels that each child is unique in their interests, abilities, and strengths and that appreciating their individual gifts is key to their upbringing. She encourages and motivates mothers to make a commitment to their sons' upbringing that provides them with the tools they need to reach their full potential - emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Her philosophy provides not only a joy-filled mothering experience but the ability to raise well-adjusted and successful sons.
Curriculum includes lesson plans to teach students 35 social skills including listening to others, setting long-term goals, using anger-control strategies, and being prepared for class. Includes role-play scenarios and class activities for grades 3-12.
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Through a series of modules, this resource offers educators and youth-group leaders a means of inspiring social consciousness and action among youth and teaches young people how to think, rather than what to think. Without money, power, or the right to vote, how do children and teenagers find a voice in society? Avoiding partisan politics and moral debates, this resource equips educators with philosophical discussion questions, concrete illustrations, and active examples. Each component sets forth a theme or principle about change; a classroom experiment or activity that illustrates the theme; and an example of a social action or service project in which young people can participate to help create the change they wish to see.
Publisher: Search Institute Press
Product ID: SIP9781574828771
Grades: Grade Staff
Level(s): Staff Room
File Size: 1.58 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781574823899
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781574828771
Offering indispensable advice to anyone seeking to integrate empowerment into their youth work, this guide demonstrates how youth leaders, teachers, peer program advisors, adults who work with teens and adolescents, and any professional organization with a youth focus can foster leadership qualities in youth. Motivating examples are combined with activities, and reproducible self-assessment checklists to aid individuals and groups in evaluating their strengths and weaknesses in their efforts to empower youth.
Bring it on Home is a unique set of worksheets teachers can use to encourage asset building between elementary-age students and students' parents or other caring adults. Topics on the take-home handouts include My family loves me and helps me in lots of ways, I enjoy learning new things, and I have goals and dreams for the future. Each worksheet offers several positive ideas, with sections encouraging students and parents to Think About It, Talk About It, and Do Something About It. Includes a Teacher's Guide for generating asset awareness and a simple, straightforward Parent's Guide that explains the benefits of the worksheets and the assets. Based on a successful program at Forest Ridge Elementary School in Keizer, Oregon.
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