Tiger's Child

Author: Torey Hayden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107181

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Special-education teacher Torey Hayden's first book, One Child, was an international bestseller, thrilling readers on every continent. Their hearts were captured by Sheila, a silent, troubled girl who had been abandoned on a highway by her mother and abused by her alcoholic father, and who refused to speak. As Hayden writes in the prologue to this book, "This little girl had a profound effect on me. Her courage, her resilience, and her inadvertent ability to express that great, gaping need to be loved that we all feel -- in short, her humanness -- brought me into contact with my own." Since then Hayden has gone on to write books about many of her students, but her fans continue to ask her, "What happened to Sheila?" The Tiger's Child is her response. Here Hayden tells how Sheila, now a young woman, finally came to terms with her nightmare childhood. When Hayden was working on One Child, she showed the manuscript to Sheila, then a teenager, and was astonished to find that Sheila remembered almost nothing of her troubled younger years. She had no recollection of her many clashes with her teacher as Hayden tried to break through her emotional pain. And although Hayden had managed to get Sheila to communicate and become an active and lively child, Sheila's home life was still very troubled. Her father had been sent to prison when she was eight and Sheila had run away from a series of foster homes until finally she was placed in a children's home. But as Hayden continued to renew her relationship with the teenage Sheila, the memories slowly came back, bringing with them feelings of abandonment and hostility. Overwhelmed by the intensity of her awakening emotions, Sheila was driven to suicidal despair. The Tiger's Child is the touching, inspiring story of how a maturing Sheila came to perceive her mother not as a monster who willfully cast off her eldest child, but as a weak, forlorn, ordinary human being. Able to appreciate her own strength and resilience, Sheila at last is free to overcome the haunting legacy of child abuse.

The Tiger and the Children

Author: Roberto Luque Escalona

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412840040

Category: History

Page: 212

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This may well be the most significant piece of writing to come out of Cuba in 33 years--or the life of the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Since Fidel Castro has always made the claim that "History Shall Absolve Me," the author of this book, journalist, writer and human rights activist, Roberto Luque Escalona, subjects this self-inflicted judgment to the facts of real history and finds that history shall condemn rather than absolve the long-standing dictator of Cuba. The Castro regime is besieged by internal and external pressures. The worsening economic crisis in Cuba is the result of changes taking place in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where nations that have begun liberating themselves from the yoke of totalitarian regimes have made it evident that the Castro government is simply ill prepared to respond to new winds of doctrine or to accept a situation in which Castro no longer is sovereign ruler. How Castro got the way he is is at the heart and soul of this extraordinary memoir--filled with a level of intimate details unrivaled in any other analysis. Robert Luque Escalona is not a persecuted figure or a world-famous dissident--or at least he was not until the publication of "The Tiger and the Children. "Nor is this a prison memoir. He belongs to the immense anonymous majority that suffers in silence the consequences of a disastrous dictatorship. The author has defied Fidel from his position as a free man--free at least in spirit--conscious of the consequences of such a bold statement. This is a consummate work of social history, political analysis, and moral judgment. It will be read by everyone from Latin Americanists to those interested in the real character of comparative politics.

The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes

Author: Theodora Lau,Laura Lau

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623173744

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

View: 9091


Do you know which of the twelve animal signs you are? Or how the "animal that hides in your heart" influences your outlook on life? What happens in your chart when your Eastern moon sign meets your Western sun sign? The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes answers these questions and more. For forty years, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes has remained the classic book on the topic, artfully combining the Eastern lunar calendar with Western, solar-based astrology. You'll discover how the five elements, four seasons, and the ascendant sign based on the hour of your birth can affect your personality. Read about the 144 relationship combinations to better understand the compatibility of the twelve lunar signs. This revised edition will delight seasoned astrologers and interested novices alike.

Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, Leopards and More | Big Cats for Kids | Children's Lion, Tiger & Leopard Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541924800

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 709


Did you know that your pet cat has fierce cousins? Lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards and more belong to the same family as your domestic cats. This book will educate you on the unique characters that make cats cats. The colorful pictures and age-appropriate choice of words will make learning this topic much more effective. Grab a copy now!

Child Psychotherapy and Research

Author: Nick Midgley,Jan Anderson,Eve Grainger,Tanja Nesic-Vuckovic,Cathy Urwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135277222

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 3358


Child Psychotherapy and Research brings together some of the most exciting and innovative research activity taking place within psychoanalytic child psychotherapy today. Drawing on the expertise of an international range of contributors, this book describes work at the cutting edge of research in psychoanalytic child psychotherapy and related areas. It presents many of the emerging findings while also illustrating a whole range of methodologies – both quantitative and qualitative – that have been developed to investigate this field. The book examines the historical and philosophical background of child psychotherapy research and shows how research illuminates different clinical phenomena, the processes of psychotherapy, its evaluation and outcome. Recent developments in therapeutic work with children, including the increased focus on evidence-based practice, make research a much higher priority in the field than ever before. With this increasing significance, a whole new generation of clinicians are required to become familiar and competent with research methods and research literature. Child Psychotherapy and Research will be a vital resource for anyone involved in research and training related to psychotherapy and child mental health, as well as of great interest to a range of mental health professionals.

The Gift of the White Tigers

Author: Joseph Di Ruzzo

Publisher: BrownBooks.ORM

ISBN: 1612541178

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

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This parable of self-actualization offers valuable lessons, tools, and insights for living a richer, more fulfilling, and more satisfying life. As two White Tigers plan to have a family, they go in search of life wisdom to pass down to the next generation. Their magical journey leads readers down a path of discovery that will enrich their lives. Through this simple parable, “Dr. Joe” Di Ruzzo explores the values that are essential for a life lived to its potential. From Freud to Maslow to neurolinguistic programming, Di Ruzzo summarizes the ongoing search for healthier families and happier lives. As a continuation of humanity’s effort to understand life’s purpose, the story of The Gift of the White Tigers is as old as the history of mankind.

HOW THE RAJA'S SON WON THE PRINCESS LABAM - A Fairy Tale from India

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 38

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 297 In this 297th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Indian fairy tale - “HOW THE RAJA'S SON WON THE PRINCESS LABAM” Rumour reaches the son of an Indian Raja of a beautiful princess whose magnificence is like no other throughout time. All that is known about her is that at night her beauty shines like the sun, but no-one can say exactly where she lives. The Prince decides that he must have her for a wife and sets off to find her. On his way he must cross deserts and pass through forests, each with their own dangers and challenges which he must overcome before he finds the elusive princess. Will the prince find the princess? How does he woo her and convince her to marry him, a complete stranger? And what of her father? Like many Raja’s any potential suitor must first pass a number of tests before the father will allow the suitor to set eyes upon his daughter? After overcoming the dangers and tests of the deserts and forests, will he lose his life pursing the hand of the princess? Download and read this story to find the answers to these and your questions and if the prince is able to overcome the hardships presented to him. BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ONLY $1 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

All the Way to the Tigers

Author: Mary Morris

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385546106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1898


One of NPR's Best Books of the Year From the author of Nothing to Declare, a moving travel narrative examining healing, redemption, and what it means to be a solo woman on the road. In February 2008, a casual afternoon of ice skating derailed the trip of a lifetime. Mary Morris was on the verge of a well-earned sabbatical, but instead she endured three months in a wheelchair, two surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. One morning, when she was supposed to be in Morocco, Morris was lying on the sofa reading Death in Venice, casting her eyes over these words again and again: “He would go on a journey. Not far. Not all the way to the tigers.” Disaster shifted to possibility and Morris made a decision. When she was well enough to walk again, she would go “all the way to the tigers.” So begins a three-year odyssey that takes Morris to India on a tiger safari in search of the world’s most elusive apex predator. Written in over a hundred short chapters accompanied by the author’s photographs, this travel memoir offers an elegiac, wry, and wise look at a woman on the road and the glorious, elusive creature she seeks.