Wie man die Zeit anhält


Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423433841

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8334

Wenn Liebe die Zeit besiegt. Keiner lehrt Geschichte so lebendig wie er ‒ und das hat einen guten Grund: Tom Hazard, Geschichtslehrer und verschrobener Einzelgänger, sieht aus wie 40, ist aber in Wirklichkeit über 400 Jahre alt. Er hat die Elisabethanische Ära in England, die Expeditionen von Captain Cook in der Südsee, die Literaten und Jazzmusiker der Roaring Twenties in Paris erlebt und alle acht Jahre eine neue Identität angenommen. Eines war er über die Jahrhunderte hinweg immer: einsam. Denn die Nähe zu anderen Menschen wäre höchst gefährlich gewesen. Jetzt aber tritt Camille in sein Leben. Und damit verändert sich alles.

The Case for the Only Child

Your Essential Guide

Author: Susan Newman

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757315518

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 885

Guides parents--and future parents--through the long list of factors working for and against them while highlighting the many positive aspects of raising and being a singleton. Original.

Wir müssen über Kevin reden


Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492958621

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 6668

Kurz vor seinem sechzehnten Geburtstag richtet Kevin in der Schule ein Blutbad an. Innerhalb weniger Stunden ist das Leben seiner Familie nicht mehr, wie es war. – Lionel Shriver erzählt aus der Sicht einer Mutter, die sich auf schmerzhafte und ehrliche Weise mit Schuld und Verantwortung, mit Liebe und Verlust auseinandersetzt. Hätte sie ihr Kind mehr lieben sollen? Hätte sie das Unglück verhindern können? Ein höchst aktueller Roman von erschütternder Klarheit und stilistischer Brillanz.

The Seven Common Sins of Parenting An Only Child

A Guide for Parents and Families

Author: Carolyn White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787974846

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 6590

As the parent of an only child, are you frustrated because you find yourself overindulging and overcompensating? Do you treat your child like an adult, overpraise, or overprotect him? Have you expected perfection from your child yet failed to make rules and implement them consistently? If you are not a perfect parent of an only child, you are not alone. Based on the real-life experiences of Carolyn White—editor of Only Child, parent, and educator—and hundreds of interviews with only children and parents of only children, The Seven Common Sins of Parenting an Only Child celebrates the special rewards and opportunities of the single-child family and offers a practical (and often humorous) guide for overcoming the most common errors parents can make when rearing an only child.

Parenting an Only Child

The Joys and Challenges of Raising Your One and Only

Author: Susan Newman

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767909402

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 3168

By a child-care authority and mother of an only child, this useful, knowledgeable book provides sound advice on creating an enriching environment that's stimulating and enjoyable for only children and their parents alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Future of Your Only Child

How to Guide Your Child to a Happy and Successful Life

Author: Carl E. Pickhardt

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403984174

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 4347

A practical handbook for single-child families looks at the positive qualities of children raised as "onlies" as well as how to cope with issues that such families often encounter, including attachment problems, conflicts between child and parents, performance anxiety, feelings of entitlement, overly high personal expectations, dependence, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

The Only Child

How to Survive Being One

Author: Jill Pitkeathley,David Emerson

Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd

ISBN: 0285640151


Page: 288

View: 7969

What is it like to be an only child, its advantages and disadvantages? How does the experience of being one affect a child's attitudes, relationships and future? Drawing on the experiences of a wide range of 60 only children, this book explains the difficulties they are faced with and how, as adults, they have learnt to cope with these problems. At a time when couples are increasingly limiting their families to one child this book answers a pressing and growing need. It is a book that the parent or partner of an only child will need to understand an only child.

The joy of the only child

Author: Ellen Peck

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 8120

Author Ellen Peck here explodes the popular myth that only children are lonely, selfish, spoiled, insecure, and stubborn--that they are either grasping egomaniacs or withdrawn introverts. She shows that they actually tend to be friendly, affectionate, happy, responsible, sociable, and industrious. Sure, she says, only children sometimes report that they were lonely children, but then children in large families often feel that way too. The mere presence of brothers and sisters is no guarantee against loneliness, or any of the other problems often attributed to only children. And as for the parents, new studies show that they tend to find parenting more pleasurable than do couples with more than one child. They frequently feel less financial strain, less physical and emotional wear and tear, and they have more time to spend on their own development and on the development of their relationship--they may even be more relaxed and have a better sense of humor. --From publisher description.

Only-Child Experience and Adulthood

Author: B. Sorensen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230582893

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 4861

This book examines only-child experience in global perspective and offers an insight into the dilemmas and challenges only-children face as adults. Explored from both a social and psychological perspective, it reveals the complexity and multidimensional nature of the private and public worlds of the only-child.

Only Child

Writers on the Singular Joys and Solitary Sorrows of Growing Up Solo

Author: Deborah Siegel,Daphne Uviller

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307409996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 857

Only children don’t have to share bedrooms, toys, or the backseat of a car. They don’t have to share allowances, inheritances, or their parents’ attention. But when they get into trouble, they can’t just blame their imaginary friends. In Only Child, twenty-one acclaimed writers tell the truth about life without siblings—the bliss of solitude, the ache of loneliness, and everything in between. In this unprecedented collection, writers like Judith Thurman, Kathryn Harrison, John Hodgman, and Peter Ho Davies reflect on the single, transforming episode that defined each of them as an only child. For some it came while lurking around the edges of a friend’s boisterous family, longing to be part of the chaos. For others, it came in sterile hospital halls, while single-handedly caring for a parent with cancer. They write about the parents who raised them, from the devoted to the dismissive. They describe what it’s like to be an only child of divorce, an only because of the death of a sibling, an only who reveled in it or an only who didn’t. In candid, poignant, and often hilarious essays, these authors—including the children of Erica Jong, Alice Walker, and Phyllis Rose—explore a lifetime of onliness. As adults searching for partners, they are faced with the unique challenge of trying to turn a longtime trio into a quartet. In deciding whether to give junior a sib, they weigh the benefits of producing the friend they never had against the fear that they will not know how to divide their love and attention among multiples. As they watch their parents age, they come face-to-face with the onus of being their family’s sole historian. Whether you’re an only child curious about how your experiences compare to others’, the partner or spouse of an only, a parent pondering whether to stop at one, or someone with siblings who’s always wondered how the other half lives, Only Child offers a look behind the scenes and into the hearts of twenty-one smart and sensitive writers as they reveal the truth about growing up—and being a grown-up—solo. From the Hardcover edition.

The Only Child

Author: Nannie "Nan" Louise Richmond Jeffers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557034663


Page: N.A

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The Only Child

Author: Carolyn McSparren

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459270444

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8432

Family Man "The Only Child is beautifully written, wonderfully rich, totally satisfying."—Debra Dixon, award-winning author A Child Is Missing… Logan MacMillan hasn't seen his granddaughter, Dulcy, since the toddler was snatched by her fugitive mother three years ago. Logan never gave up hope of finding her until the moment his private investigator handed him a death certificate for a little girl named Dulcy MacMillan. A Child Is Found! Molly Halliday knows that the death certificate can't be Dulcy's. But Logan doesn't trust her. The woman lives in a fantasy world—she makes dolls for a living! However, Logan has to admit that one of her dolls looks exactly like his computer portrait of Dulcy as a five-year-old. And Molly modeled that doll on a child she saw less than a year ago. Join Logan and Molly as they search for Dulcy—and find much, much more than they bargained for. "The Only Child is beautifully written, wonderfully rich, totally satisfying. What more could a reader want? Carolyn McSparren is a terrific, talented newcomer who has a gift for finding the emotional compass of a story." —Debra Dixon, award-winning author of Bad to the Bone and Doc Holliday

Their Only Child

Author: Carla Cassidy

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459268636

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3764

For Christmas, she wanted her family back For single mom Theresa Mathews, the Christmas holidays were extra special because of her son. And because in him she still held part of Sullivan—the man she'd once loved. But now their child was missing. Like a whirlwind, Sullivan swept back into Theresa's life, stirring her feelings and bringing more questions. While his strong arms offered comfort, his smoky eyes promised fulfillment of the desire that still smoldered between them. In his embrace Theresa found hope—but she feared only the truth about the past could heal there hearts…and bring their son home for Christmas.

An Only Child AND My Father's Son

Author: Frank O'Connor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2580

The first two volumes of O'Connor's autobiography. AN ONLY CHILD is the entrancing story of an Irish childhood and a youthful involvement in the Irish rebellion which leads to internment. In MY FATHER'S SON O'Connor is released after the Civil war to begin a turbulent career as a writer, sharing his life and loves in Dublin with characters as formidable as Yeats and Lennox Robinson.

The Only Child

Author: Lesley June Doherty

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496987993

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 8197

This is a collection of words, thoughts, feelings, and emotions regarding childhood, adulthood, life, and how simple things seemed to be. This is a journey from childhood to adulthood to motherhood. These are sad times and happy times!

My Sister is an Only Child

the machinations of a small group facilitator

Author: Michael A Patterson

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467043796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 9804

"As the events shaping our lives give rise to character, so too do they shape and influence what become our passions and interests. In "My Sister is an Only Child" the author chronicles snapshots of his life and heritage that have informed his passion for engaging in and developing small group ministry within the broader context of the evangelical Christian experience. Always revealing, often humorous, the twelve chapters, a number that is not random but symbolic, each illustrate from true life narratives a dozen guiding principles for the small group leader. Mr. Patterson draws from a wide variety of personal sources and familial background to develop a delightful series of autobiographical reveals, each set in its historical context. Each chapter stands alone and is supplemented by a complimentary appendix providing a biblical perspective, complete with scripture references, of the guiding principle illustrated in the sketch. It is the authors intent and hope that small group leaders, coordinators and participants alike will benefit from this modest, happy tome. While not a DYI end all treatise on the subject, anyone desiring to enhance the small group experience will find fresh perspectives from this fairly easy read. Alliteration abounds and the reader may be well advised to keep a dictionary close by as the vocabulary should provide some aid to the avid scrabble enthusiast." Because kids of all ages matter to God,

My Only Child, There's No One Like You

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman,Kevin Leman II

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585584770

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9612

Nationally-known birth-order expert Dr. Kevin Leman knows that every child has unique traits that should be celebrated. If you are an only child, you probably exhibit traits like organization, self confidence, and ambition. With this creative and heartwarming book, Dr. Kevin Leman and his artist son, Kevin Leman II, conclude their popular birth-order series for children. Written specifically for the only child and similar in style to the first three books in the series, My Only Child, There's No One Like You uses birth-order principles to convey love and acceptance to children. The combination of Dr. Leman's trademark humor and Kevin Leman II's colorful and imaginative artwork makes this book a wonderful gift that can be enjoyed by parents and children, as well as the adult only child.

Neunzehn Minuten


Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 349295975X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8803

In 19 Minuten kann man das Gras in seinem Vorgarten mähen, die Haare färben oder einen Kuchen backen. Man kann die Wäsche für eine fünfköpfige Familie falten. 19Minuten kostet es, von der Grenze zu Vermont nach Sterling, New Hampshire, zu fahren. In 19Minuten kann man die Welt zum Stillstand bringen oder einfach aus ihr herausfallen. 19Minuten kostet es, Rache zu nehmen. Das hat der 17-jährige Peter Houghton getan. Noch weiß niemand in Sterling, wofür, doch mit diesem unaussprechlichen Akt der Gewalt ist die Welt des kleinen Ortes für immer aus den Angeln gehoben. Josie Cormier, die Tochter der Richterin, hat das Massaker an der Schule überlebt. Sie wäre die beste Zeugin. Aber sie kann sich nicht erinnern, was geschehen ist. Mehr unter: http://www.jodipicoult.de/picoult/ult.de

Only child

Author: Ricardo Bloch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9673