Review: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD: Essential Parenting Skills to Understand and Improve your Child's Behavioral, Emotional, and School Challenges by Gustavo Fonte
I believe this book will do a lot of good. The advice and steps are easy to follow, and knowing a family who has grown up with an ADHD kid, I can see the steps they've taken that were suggested in this book, and I've seen it work. Something that really stuck out to me was when the book talked about punishments. Growing up, my mind was everywhere, and constantly moving. I was (and still am) easily distracted. Instead of punishing the child, when you know they aren't being defiant (their brain's just preoccupied and maybe they forgot what they were doing), you give them a gentle reminder. They're not meaning to defy you. Even now as an adult, I don't mean to not do things asked of me, I just... forget. I've found ways around it to remind me or keep me on track, but reading that part kind of reassured me as well. That being said, this book can be used not for young children, but of all ages, I believe, even if you don't suffer from ADHD. This has the potential to be truly lifechanging for those who read it.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a condition that primarily affects children and teenagers, and even runs into adulthood. The book is an excellent source of up to date clinical information regarding the diagnosis, and treatments available. In addition, it offers parents valuable tools to put into practice to help their child improve their behaviors, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. The book also addresses the myths surrounding the disorder that interfere with the parent's seeking proper care for their child. such as issues at school, at home, symptoms, and causes. Parents with ADHD kids will benefit from applying the lessons in the book as they help and support their child's journey with the disorder.
Review: Change Your Thoughts & Free Yourself from Depression: 7 Effective Strategies to end Depression and Start Enjoying Your Life Again by Gustavo Fonte
This book touched me. It's one that tells you what depression is, how to recognize it in yourself, and gives you suggestions to help. As someone who's experienced depression for years on end, I'm glad to say many of the suggestions are things I have figured out over the past few years to help me, and it's really helped me out more than I can describe. Getting ahold of my automatic thoughts is a more recent re-development, and goes along with renewing your mind, something I've always been good at, but as I grow older and started living on my own, I've realized it's getting harder and harder to do, but I keep on. I'm getting better at it again, and reading about it here just reaffirms it.
The most interesting section to me was the cognitive reframing. I've always been good at seeing things from different points of view, but it was really cool to listen to it and actually be able to put it into words.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned and relearned a lot. The way the book is structured is really supportive and encouraging, and that's definitely something worth reading, especially when it comes to a subject like depression. It's great for anyone going through something or for anyone trying to understand more about depression and its symptoms or tells.
5 stars. I believe this book can truly make a difference in everyone's lives.
Overcoming chronic depression: A self help guide using cognitive-behavioral techniques
Looking for powerful, practical strategies to help yourself or someone else struggling with depression? This comprehensive guidebook provides a rich supply of resources, insights, and techniques you can use - starting today - to help yourself, or someone you care about.
This is not just another book about depression. This is a book about HEALING from depression - and it is a guidebook for PREVENTING depression in the first place. Brimming with time-tested, highly-customizable techniques, this book will help you build your own individualized toolbox of drug-free strategies to promote healing, resilience, and emotional wellness - from the inside out.
Although I really enjoy the ideas behind the stories, the formatting and editing was... lacking. The formatting was distracting, and the text needs another round of editing.
The feel of these stories remind me of Love, Death, and Robots a lot. That being said, I believe the stories needed a bit more... umph and a lot more editing. Some areas were long-winded and felt like they were dragging, which is saying something, considering this is a collection of short stories.
But overall, the author has a very good imagination.
As Halloween arrives, pull yourself into the world of dread.
Immerse yourself in the world of horror stories waiting for you in "We Are So Sorry".
Stay side by side with a detective investigating a number of horrifying murders running across the city of Hillsbury.
Crouch underneath a cave system while accompanying a team of explorers searching for prehistoric fossils.
Pull yourself into these and the stories ahead, as darkness surrounds you
I found the poem interesting and well written, but somehow I feel as if the images were distracting and they'd take me out of the story the poem was trying to tell. I do appreciate the poem gets its own page at the end, allowing me to read it all without breaking it apart, and that gave me a better feel. All in all, the poem was wonderful and I rather enjoyed it.
"Gingerbread Girl" is a poetic story about a cookie's struggle with the fate of either be eaten or put aside for display. The poem, written in Orphic sonnets, focusses on gender, sexuality and Lacan's gaze. Each poetic line is illustrated with new original artwork. The artwork primarily draws influence from Vincient Van Gogh and post-impressionism.
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I tend to really enjoy poetry collections, and this is no different. The author is indeed talented and enjoys what they do, and the poems were beautiful and honest. I just didn't connect with it. It didn't speak to me, is all. Other than that, these poems are wonderfully crafted, rather enjoyable, and definitely worth a read.
Dark Days Light is an extraordinary and inspiring poetry collection which invokes laughter when you least expect it, engages your emotions and provides a unique perspective on everyday life experiences. Sharon Michele Williams continues to display the strength of character and effortless connection to the human condition as seen in her previous poetry collection, Two Truths Wise. This book, Dark Days Light, travels the universe stopping in space and time to experience love, revelation, change and honesty. It will surprise and excite you while awakening your creativity and challenging your thinking. It’s not only a book for the poetry lover, but for anyone who enjoys learning more about life through beautifully written words on a page.
Review: The Adventures of Milo Chow: Being Good Isn't Easy! by Caroline E Rayfield
This is such a cute story! Milo sounds absolutely precious and I loved seeing the world from his eyes. It had me grinning and chuckling, and definitely hearing the full story brought tears to my eyes. He looked so cute and sweet. As someone who has a dog that was given up twice before he got to us, I know how much a loving family can mean to an animal. I loved this book, and I loved the illustrations. 5 stars.
In the early hours of a cold February morning, a four-month-old puppy named Milo Chow is put on a plane heading to Toronto. He has left his family for a new life. Unsure of what he will face, Milo is put on a path that will hopefully bring him a new family.
Interviewing like a Boss is packed full of tips and guidance on what to do and how to approach interviews. I’ve always looked at them as daunting feats where my nerves get the better of me, but after reading this book, I actually feel like I have the confidence to overcome the anxiety that comes alongside job searching.
This book covers from what you should wear to how you should research the company you’re interviewing for, and it takes the approach of encouraging you to be your (professional) self. This assists with answering the one question the company always asks: What do you bring to the table? With research and an understanding of how the company works, as advised in this book, that question becomes a piece of cake. That’s only a piece of the information available in this book, however, and every other tip is just as helpful, if not more, than the last.
I thoroughly enjoyed Interviewing like a Boss. This is definitely a must-have for anyone looking for a job or in need of a refresher.
"Interviewing Like a Boss" provides a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of interviewing, including managing an interview schedule; employing questioning, prompting, and probing strategies; and assessing interview material. The author intends to help readers conquer their interviews with confidence by understanding a few easy principles. A job interview is an adventure, not a destination. This book walks readers through each phase of the interview process so they can do their best. Follow the research and preparation standards provided earlier in the book to interview like a boss.
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Book Review: Leadership with a Purpose: Motivating Your Engineers by Robert Murphy
This book, although it's for managing and motivating engineers, is a great guideline for anyone trying to run a business. It takes into consideration absolutely everything you need to look at from a business standpoint, and even if you aren't a manager or business owner, reading this as someone who works gives a good baseline of what to look for in a job. As I was reading, I was comparing where I work with the standards outlined in Leadership with a Purpose, all the way from how I should be treated as a worker to how to approach situations, evne if they are outlined for managers, not workers.
The book talks about everything from diversity to conflict to budget to scheduling, all while keeping the content fresh and engaging. It's definitely worth a read. There are things you can learn from, even if you aren't an engineer.
In today’s world, effectively motivating and managing highly intelligent technology professionals is challenging. Around the world, people are more educated, informed and highly social about their careers and employers, making retention and employee happiness a full-time job. In fact, companies are beginning to recognize these impacts and have begun employing more “PeopleOps” type human resources professionals to tackle this head-on.
The reality is that most engineers don't leave jobs, they leave managers. While having a swanky and modern human resources strategy helps keep the company on the cutting edge of benefits and overall happiness, it does not solve the root problem – having good managers that motivate engineering teams.
In the remote and global workforce that we all participate in, establishing a healthy work culture with safe boundaries is an ongoing task that cannot be forced. Add in the complexities of global cultural differences and political phenomena; it’s every leader’s nightmare to manage well.
This book will cover what makes an engineering culture, how to cultivate it, and how to build trust with your teams.
After reading this book, you can effectively motivate, inspire and lead engineering professionals of all levels that are happy and loyal to you.
With years of experience within the software engineering and technology sectors, Robert Murphy has become an expert in building healthy company cultures and motivating engineering professionals.
Once deemed "The King of Culture" by a previous employer, he is passionate about helping other technology leaders on their mission to build highly effective teams. In this debut book, Robert describes his proven methods and provides a roadmap to successful leadership with a purpose!
“It’s been said that it’s better to deal with the devil you know than the devil you don’t—but what they don’t tell you, is that sometimes the devil you know is the more dangerous one.”
I really enjoyed this book. I've always loved the saying, "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't." I was first introduced to the quote in Animorphs when they were so close to killing Visser Three. But I digress...
The way this is written is captivating. Guy Duncan is blackmailed into doing a job for Al Capone, but his world begins to spiral from there. The characters are very well rounded and the interactions are just like an old movie, but for some reason, I find it more refreshing.
I also love twists with my entire being. The big twist was one I pieced together, but it was very well done.
All in all, I really, really enjoyed this book. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I definitely recommend reading this one.
Follow Guy Duncan, a private eye blackmailed into doing one last job for the notorious crime tycoon, Al Capone, to square his debt with the infamous mobster. Trust is not a luxury Duncan can afford in a city of devils. But before he can wash his hands of Capone completely, he must first thrust them deep into the filth of the criminal underworld and hope he doesn’t lose his last sliver of humanity along the way.
Review: You don't Have a Story: Growing Up Black and Poor in Scottsdale Arizona by Zachary Q. Watson
I enjoy reading stories about people and their lives, I’ve learned that this past year. That being said, I don’t think I could make one of myself—so props to the author.
The author and I are actually around the same age, so I get a lot of the references and I understand some of the things going on without context. I do wish some things weren’t as explained, but I get it, because not everyone would know what these things are or would understand just what it is or does right off the bat.
Definitely pick this book up if you want a different perspective on growing up.
Zachary Watson, a young black kid from Chicago moves to an upscale rich white neighborhood in Scottsdale Arizona with his single mother and older sister. Overwhelmed by anger, racism, and the bullying of his classmates, he spends his formative years trying to prove his detractors wrong and rise above the stereotype labels they place on him. Zachary loses his friend and collaborator to cancer. A journey that forces him to discover more about himself than he ever thought possible.
Growing up Black and Poor in Scottsdale Arizona is Zach’s first literary creation, a memoir that shows the unjust and racist side of modern American society and highlights the struggles that people of color have in growing up in racially biased communities. Through his book, Zach intends to teach self-love, healing, and the art of dealing with prejudiced behaviors to achieve success in life. This memoir follows the memories of Zach's childhood to coming of age in Scottsdale, Arizona, highlighting the trials and tribulations of adolescence and adulthood. It also shows the difficulties and challenges with dating as a African-American male. And due to politics and lack of funds Zach couldn't quite make it as a music artist. A dream he had been chasing ever since he was a kid. Zach also deals with depression, hardships, rejection, and heartbreak. This book is a journey through the life of a young man raised in an all-white world and how he could never quite fit in.