The Continuum Concept
Author: Jean Liedloff
Publisher: Penguin UK
The Continuum Concept introduces the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings - especially babies - require the kind of instinctive nurturing as practiced by our ancient relatives. It is a true ‘back to basics’ approach to parenting. Author Jean Liedloff spent two and-a-half years in the jungle deep in the heart of South America living with indigenous tribes and was astounded at how differently children are raised outside the Western world. She came to the realisation that essential child-rearing techniques such as touch, trust and community have been undermined in modern times, and in this book suggests practical ways to regain our natural well-being, for our children and ourselves.
Un livre dont on parle depuis 10 ans, enfin disponible en français ! Une manière révolutionnaire d'élever nos enfants. Jean Liedloff a passé deux ans et demi au plus profond de la jungle d'Amérique du sud en vivant avec les indiens des tous premiers âges. Cette expérience renversa ses conceptions occidentales sur la façon dont nous devrions vivre et l'amena à un point de vue radicalement différent de notre véritable nature humaine. Elle nous offre, dans ce livre, une nouvelle compéhension de la perte de notre bien-être et nous montre comment en retrouver le chemin pour nos enfants comme pour nous mêmes. Le concept du continuum est destiné à toute personne qui veut savoir ce qui n'a pas fonctionné dans notre évolution et apprendre comment revenir à des principes plus adaptés à notre nature. Toute mère ou future mère doit le lire ; la beauté de la chose est qu'elle n'apprendra rien de nouveau ; elle se rappellera simplement ce qu'elle ressentait au plus profond d'elle-même.
What can we know of the children of the Middle Ages? It is commonly thought that children were of little interest to medieval adults for documentation on childhood is supposedly rare and fragmentary. Daniele Alexandre-Bidon and Didier Lett challenge this assumption in this learned and lively book. Drawing from a wide range of sources -- from archaeological finds to romances from miracle accounts to law codes -- they bring together many glimpses of children in order to form a composite picture. By examining the existence of children in various contexts -- wars, epidemics, the famines that mark both the beginning and end of the Middle Ages -- the authors trace an evolution in the perception of childhood. Children in the Middle Ages offers a multifaceted image of medieval childhood in all the countries of present-day Europe and within all levels of medieval society, from the peasant girl who longed to read to the apprentice scribe doodling pictures on the margins of the manuscript he copied to the young duke of berry, whose bedroom was redecorated each year at Easter, going from red to green, the color of spring. The authors consider children not only within the context the family life, but within the supporting structures of the society -- in school, in business, in the monastery, in extened or foster families. They further demonstrate that despite often difficult living conditions, the great majority of children were surrounded with affection.
The Whispering of Ghosts
Author: Boris Cyrulnik, Susan Fairfield
Publisher: Other PressLlc
One out of every two people will experience trauma, says psychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik, and one in ten will remain a prisoner of that suffering. Why are some children permanently damaged by difficult childhoods, while others grow up into secure, creative, loving adults? This book, based on Dr. Cyrulnik's broad experience with victims of childhood distress, offers a message of hope for everyone concerned about the impact of deprivation and such traumatic events as separation, emotional or sexual abuse, and violence in the environment. The ghosts of the past keep on whispering to the child within the adult. Through dozens of moving, vivid examples, Dr. Cyrulnik describes the ingredients of resilience, the ability to heal the wounded self and move on, to make sense of what happened back then and form new emotional and social ties. Affection is such a vital need, he writes, that those who were deprived of it will attach themselves intensely to anything that rekindles a spark of life, whatever the cost. From the earliest parent-child bonding to the sexual turbulence of the teenage years, this book shows what makes for success or failure in the struggle to gain freedom from early pain.
A “breezy and entertaining” tour of parenting practices around the world that shows there’s more than one way to diaper a baby (The Boston Globe). Mei-Ling Hopgood, a first-time mom from suburban Michigan—now living in Buenos Aires—was shocked that Argentine parents allowed their children to stay up until all hours of the night. Could there really be social and developmental advantages to this custom? Driven by a journalist’s curiosity (and a new mother’s desperation for answers), Hopgood embarked on a journey to learn how other cultures approach the challenges all parents face: bedtimes, toilet training, feeding, teaching, and more. Observing parents around the globe and interviewing anthropologists, educators, and child-care experts, she discovered a world of new ideas. The Chinese excel at potty training, teaching their wee ones as young as six months old. Kenyans wear their babies in colorful cloth slings—not only is it part of their cultural heritage, but strollers seem outright silly on Nairobi’s chaotic sidewalks. And the French are experts at turning their babies into healthy, adventurous eaters. Hopgood tested her discoveries on her spirited toddler, Sofia, with some enlightening results. This look at the ways other cultures raise children offers parents the option of experimenting with tried and true methods—and reveals that there are a surprising number of ways to be a good parent. “Hopgood is charmingly self-deprecating about her own mothering of the formidable Sofia, who emerges as a sassy character in her own right.” —The Boston Globe “A best bet for new parents.” —Booklist, starred review
Author: Yana Cortlund, Barb Lucke, Donna Miller Watelet
Publisher: Celestial Arts
Different from a baby shower, where gifts are lavished upon the soon-to-be-born child, a blessingway ceremony honors the mother-to-be and creates a circle of support that will cradle her as she prepares to give birth. Surrounded by the most important women in her life, she can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her, gaining a sense of power and confidence that will help her rise to motherhood. MOTHER RISING shows women how to organize and personalize a blessingway for the expecting friends and family-an experience that will give the mother-to-be the best possible gifts of deep happiness, serenity, and abundance of love. A resource for planning and hosting a blessingway ceremony-a woman-centered celebration of the journey into motherhood. Ideal gift for or from an expectant mother who wants a more meaningful and transformational experience than the traditional, gift-focused baby shower. Outlines the five stages of the blessingway ritual, from establishing a safe and sacred space to honoring and pampering the mother-to-be. Finalist in both the 2004 Independent Publisher Book Awards and Foreword magazine's Book of the Year Awards. Features sidebars, inspirational quotations, resources, and checklists.
Author: John Ralston Saul
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This international bestseller and “intellectual tour de force” (The Montreal Gazette) is both an attack on our weakness for ideologies and a manual for humanist action.
THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...
Author: GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Escape from Childhood
Author: John Holt
“We, in modern-day America, underestimate children's abilities to make reasonable judgments far more than have any other people at any other place or time in history. In the name of protecting children we hurt them, sometimes viciously. As Holt shows brilliantly, children need the same rights to advance their own interests and protect themselves as we grant to adults.”—Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life"With his usual profound interest in observing children in the world, Holt presents a series of arguments about the nature of childhood that any serious educator or parent should thoughtfully explore."—Kirsten Olson, author of Wounded By School and Schools As Colonizers“For the sake of our young people, I humbly recommend that if you have read it, it's time to re-read it; if you have not, it's now time. The urgency is that we desperately need a more gentle, loving, and friendly world for our young people and there is no better inspiration than Holt's Escape From Childhood to spur us to action.”—Carlo Ricci, Professor of Education and author of The Willed Curriculum, Unschooling, and Self-DirectionThis is a reprint of John Holt's controversial book about the rights of children and how adults and children can live and learn together more enjoyably and transparently by rethinking their relationships. Under the guise of care and protection, children are kept in the walled garden of childhood, outside the world of human experience, for longer periods than ever before in human history. But for many children and parents, the walled garden of childhood is more like a prison, where authorities compel and limit personal actions. What if children the right to do, in general, what any adult may legally do? The reader who dares to confront such a question will discover new family relationships, not based on parental control, but on the joy of shared experience and responsibilities.
Respect des émotions et des besoins, coopération et communication, non-violence, confiance, amour et bienveillance sont les clés de voûte de l’éducation positive. À une époque où tout va toujours plus vite, il s’agit de prendre le temps de ralentir le rythme, d’être à l’écoute de ses enfants et de respecter leur développement sans les brusquer, à chaque étape de leur vie. Il s’agit aussi de trouver un équilibre entre le respect des besoins de l’enfant et celui des parents afin d’aboutir à une harmonie entre tous les membres de la famille. Grandes valeurs de la famille, rythmes de l’enfant, alimentation, hygiène et soins, équipement, jeux, modes de garde, école... Marion McGuinness aborde tous les grands thèmes du quotidien de l’enfant à travers ce guide complet et pratique pour vous soutenir et vous accompagner au quotidien. Le but : bâtir des relations familiales fortes, saines et constructives pour des enfants épanouis et HEUREUX ! Découvrez un outil complet : un guide traitant de tous les thèmes de la vie de famille, des témoignages, des exemples concrets, des listes, des astuces, des DIY, des anecdotes, des biographies et citations d’experts.
Choisir le maternage
Author: Catherine Piraud-Rouet
La nouvelle maternité donne la parole à des experts afin de mettre en lumière de nouvelles pratiques de maternages en liant différents regards et opinions. Dans notre société, de nombreux parents décident de vivre la grossesse, d'avoir leur enfant et de l'élever en suivant des principes et avec des pratiques dites traditionnelles. D'autres, au contraire, font le choix d'élever leur petit autrement, de façon plus alternative. Projet de naissance, allaitement de longue durée, co-dodo, peau à peau, portage, autant de pratiques émergentes que l'on connait moins mais qui n'en demeurent pas moins essentielles dans la recherche d'une nouvelle maternité. Dans ce livre, l'auteur, journaliste, a mené une enquête auprès de ces parents pas comme les autres, qui choisissent des pratiques de maternage dit proximal.
Author: Cornelia Gerhardt, Maximiliane Frobenius, Susanne Ley
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Language and food are universal to humankind. Language accomplishes more than a pure exchange of information, and food caters for more than mere subsistence. Both represent crucial sites for socialization, identity construction, and the everyday fabrication and perception of the world as a meaningful, orderly place. This volume on Culinary Linguistics contains an introduction to the study of food and an extensive overview of the literature focusing on its role in interplay with language. It is the only publication fathoming the field of food and food-related studies from a linguistic perspective. The research articles assembled here encompass a number of linguistic fields, ranging from historical and ethnographic approaches to literary studies, the teaching of English as a foreign language, psycholinguistics, and the study of computer-mediated communication, making this volume compulsory reading for anyone interested in genres of food discourse and the linguistic connection between food and culture. Now Open Access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched 2017 Backlist Collection.
Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this book constructs and analyses different indicators of child well-being across the OECD covering six key areas: material well‑being; housing and environment; education; health and safety; risk behaviours; and quality of school life.