Happy Families: Insights Into the Art of Parenting

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A&C Black, Nov 25, 2008 - Education - 138 pages
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Young people are entering a world that requires more than straight ‘A's (if it ever did) and yearns for the well rounded, multiply intelligent, creative and mature individual that can manage change and complexity without getting upset, petulant and stomping off in a huff.  The focus in this informative, entertaining and ultimately practical book is very straight forward: to provide parents with practical skills, based on solid research, to assist their children to become, not only life long learners, but live a long and happy learned life.

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Introducing Trisha Lee
The burden of parenthood
Introducing Steve Bowkett
The importance of sharing stories
Introducing Tim Harding
The joy of making music
Introducing Roy Leighton
The path to maturity

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Steve Bowkett taught English for 18 years in Leicestershire high schools, and is now a full-time writer, storyteller and educational consultant. Amongst his titles for Network Continuum are A Handbook of Creative Learning Activities, Self-Intelligence, ALPS StoryMaker and Boys and Writing. Tim Harding taught in primary schools for 23 years, 15 of these as a headteacher. He has frequently used music as a dynamic starting point for cross-curricular learning and has written and produced a wide variety of music for primary school children. He also performs with his family band, 'The Hardings', who bear a close resemblance to Little Tracy and the Communicators! Trisha Lee is founder and artistic director of MakeBelieve Arts, a theatre and education company with a primary focus on storytelling and drama in the classroom. Her activities include directing, writing and stage managing theatre in education productions that tour London schools, and also providing school INSET. Roy Leighton is an educator, creative thinker and broadcaster, best known for his role in the BBC TV programme Confidence Lab. He has a reputation for linking creativity, commerce and learning to assist individuals and organisations in transforming their level of achievement in many areas. He is Enterprise Advisor to national and international schools, colleges and businesses.

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