Although written as fiction, this novel is based on the author's tour of duty as a Marine in Vietnam in 1968. A Passing of Innocence is about camaraderie in Vietnam. Americans fought and died for one another day in and day out in Vietnam.
Author: Alan W. Arata
Category: Family & Relationships
Were troops in Vietnam sacrificial lambs led to the slaughter by an ungrateful nation? Mere cannon fodder? Perhaps. But after reading A Passing of Innocence, Vietnam veterans and their families -- all Americans who cherish patriotic values -- will stand taller. Although written as fiction, this novel is based on the author's tour of duty as a Marine in Vietnam in 1968. A Passing of Innocence is about camaraderie in Vietnam. Americans fought and died for one another day in and day out in Vietnam. After every firefight, life took on a quality that only those who have faced death could fathom. The air smelled fresher; water, when it was available, tasted sweeter. Chip Daniels is the main character in this novel. He adjusts to warfare in Vietnam after his first firefight, one in which only nine Marines from a platoon of fifty-five walked out of. The paradoxical twists of war become ingrained in him from day one. The nicest guy you would ever want to meet back in the 'World,' Chip becomes exactly what the Marine Corps intended--a killer. Yet he often contemplates why, while carrying a small Bible in his jungle fatigues, he is capable of killing dozens of North Vietnamese troops without batting an eye. The novel is packed with action: quaking artillery, rocket, and mortar barrages; eerie night ambushes, and intense firefights from beginning to end. On the first page of the first chapter, Chip is pounded to the mud by NVA rockets while at the Rockpile. Chip, along with his fellow grunts in India Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, slug it out with the NVA at Ca Lu, Khe Sanh, Con Thien, and in the treacherous DMZ. The majority of his tour is simply spent in the bush, having little idea on what unnamed hill he may be fighting his last battle. A Passing of Innocence is highly realistic, intense, and an exceptionally fast read.
... stunned parents knew that supporting his effort was the only sensible thing to
do, so they paid the fee to join the swim team. ... By the summer he was eight, he
was awarded the “most improved” swimmer and by ten, he was named the “most
Author: Korrel Kanoy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Put your child on the path to success! A child's emotional intelligence has been shown to be one of the strongest factors in whether or not that child will be successful later in life. A child with high emotional intelligence (EQ) has good self-control, resilience, and empathy--all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying, and successful life. With The Everything Parent's Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children, you will learn how to help your child: Improve academic achievement and behavior. Achieve mindfulness. Understand emotions. Empathize with others. Improve self-confidence. Build inner resilience. This hands-on guide shows you exactly how to promote core EQ skills in your child and provides you with all you need to help your children achieve their greatest potential.
I like to tell parents a “swimming story,” a little experience that I had that helped
me to get over my discomfort when first stepping into the world of early
intervention and special services. My oldest son was very fearful of water. At the
beach, he ...
Author: Laurie LeComer
Category: Family & Relationships
An expert in special education explains how parents can identify developmental problems in their children, with guidelines on how to spot the signs of abnormal development in the areas of speech, movement, learning, and more, with advice on how to confirm a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, obtain professional assistance, and overcome challenges. Original.
Pool. Rules. The school pool is a place for enjoyment for all students. However, it
is essential to remember the safety guidelines so that everyone can have a
happy experience. First, remember that the south end of the pool is too shallow
Author: Kaplan Test Prep
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Helping Your Child Succeed in Fourth Grade: A Parent’s Guide to the Common Core Schools across America are rolling out new, more rigorous curricula in order to meet the demands created by a new set of English and Mathematics standards – known nationally as the Common Core State Learning Standards. You can expect to see a number of changes in your child’s fourth grade class. In English, students will now read more Informational Texts. This type of passage provides facts and often deals with current events, science, and social studies. In addition, questions posed about these readings will ask students to find evidence and use it to formulate an argument. In order to master new Literacy standards, students will need a larger and stronger vocabulary to allow them to both tackle complex readings and write acceptable arguments. In Mathematics, students will spend more time developing their understanding of specific and important math concepts. Students will be expected to both demonstrate understanding of each topic and apply their mathematical skills to real-world situations. As a parent, it is important not only to understand the new standards, but also to have the tools to help your child do his or her best in school. This book is designed to provide you with the guidance and resources to support classroom learning and help your child succeed. It includes: An annotated review of the standards highlighting what your child should master during third grade 20 Important lessons that you can do – together with your child – to support them as they progress through the school year A Vocabulary section designed to make sure your child masters the most important academic words 200+ practice questions to improve your child’s skills Diagnostic quiz and 20+ mini-quizzes to check for understanding
Pasadena 91107 This private club has a large pool and offers public swimming
lessons to for Kids age 3 and up. All instructors are certified lifeguards. Pre-
schoolers start with private lessons and work up to group levels. Private lessons
are 25 ...
Don't attempt to swim AGAINST the rip, even the strongest swimmer will tire
quickly If you are caught in a rip current with your child, keep him between you
and the board and both of you hold on. If you are at all uneasy, RAISE AND
Even at ' a very early age the open air bath may be used with very beneficial
effect in fine weather , and it should be a part of the education of every child of
robust health ( females not even excepted ) to learn to swim as soon as the fourth
Author: Jennifer TrachtenbergPublish On: 2010-03-16
Does my child have to wait thirty minutes after eating before going swimming? No
. This myth has been around since I was a little girl and probably got started
centuries before that. The old saw says that a child who has just eaten can get ...
Author: Jennifer Trachtenberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do! “ Moms and dads need expert guidelines, especially when it comes to their kids’ health. This book reveals the inside strategies I use myself—I’m a parent, too!— to avoid critical, common blunders where it matters most: in the ER, pediatrics ward, all-night pharmacy, exam room, or any other medical hot spot for kids. These tips could save your child’s life one day. Even tomorrow.” –Dr. Jen Making health care decisions for your child can be overwhelming in this age of instant information. It’s easy to feel like you know next to nothing or way too much. Either way, you may resort to guessing instead of making smart choices. That’s why the nation’s leading health care oversight group, The Joint Commission, joined forces with Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg on this book: to help you make the right decisions, whether you’re dealing with a checkup or a full-blown crisis. The Smart Parent’s Guide will give you the information you need to manage the pediatric health care system. Dr. Jen understands the questions parents face—as a mom, she’s faced them herself. She walks you through everything: from how to choose the best ER for kids (not adults) to when to give a kid medicine (or not to) to how pediatricians care for their own children (prepare to be surprised). Her goal is your goal: to protect the health of your children. There simply is nothing more important.
(These are questions about the “idea” themes from the beginning of this guide. It
keeps up thinking about the ideas of Loss, Loneliness, and Change. These
questions makeyouthinkabout whatyouread in a different way!) Why does swimming ...
Author: Brit Munsterteiger
Our Parent's Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall is a comprehensive book guide that allows you work with your child on this text without actually having to read the book yourself. It is designed to allow you to talk about what your child has read and be confident in assessing their responses. It will allow you to get a sense of how well your child understand what they read and also how to support them in boosting their comprehension. Our book guides for parents include: -A explanation of each section of the book guide that provides suggestions about how best to use each section to boost your child's comprehension. -An explanation of the genre of the book. -Various background materials that will help to provide a better understanding of the context of the story. -A summary of the entire book so you have a good idea of the major events that take place in the story. -An in-depth look at the various themes that will be developed throughout the book and what types of questions to ask your child as you explore these themes together. -"Big Idea" Questions that are designed to give you a sense of the deeper understands your child should take away from reading this book. -An overview of the developmental concepts that apply to children of this age and what happens in the story. It is designed to inform you about where children typically are in developing their concept of the larger world and how best to work with them to further this development as they explore the events in the story and how it applies to their own understanding and world view. -A guide to the chapter sections so you know how best to use them as your child reads this text. Each chapter guide includes: -Important vocabulary your child show know before reading the chapter so that it doesn't get in the way of their comprehension -A detailed summary of the chapter so that you can be familiar with the events from the chapter without having to read it yourself -Text-Based Questions with example responses: These questions address the events of the story with basic recall questions. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Critical Thinking Questions with example responses: These questions push your child to think about the events of the chapter in a more challenging way. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Theme Based Questions with example responses: These questions are designed to help child connect the events of the chapter to the development of the themes throughout the story. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what your child should say in response to these questions. -Making Connections Questions: These questions challenge your child to make connections between the events of the story and things that may have happened to them in their own lives. Everyone's experiences are unique, so there are no sample answers here. Once you arrive at these questions, you'll have a good idea of what an appropriate response would be like.
In addition to the lack of accessibility of a pool , another major drawback is the
lack of aquatic staff trained not just for general aquatics but for challenged -
adapted aquatics ... Some pools may use a beeper device as a guide for the swimmers .
Author: Richard Zulewski
Publisher: Betterway Publications
Category: Performing Arts
Describes the challenges children with disabilities face playing sports, and offers advice on communication, adapting sports to abilities, and easing disabled athletes into mainstream programs
The aim of this guide is to: help your child feel great and sleep well; achieve peace of mind and a feeling of control over your child's ear problems; allow your child to progress as rapidly as possible with speech, language, and learning; ...
Author: Richard M. Rosenfeld
Category: Health & Fitness
Ear tubes are inserted in more than 10,000 children every week in the United States. Written by an international authority on otitis media (middle ear problems), A Parent's Guide to Ear Tubes will help you decide if your child needs ear tubes and how to benefit most if ear tubes are placed. The book addresses, in a straightforward manner, the myriad of concerns that accompany ear problems. It is an easy read for parents offering practical information previously unavailable in one place. Most importantly, you will achieve peace of mind and a feeling of control over your child's ear problems. Need to know information is well-supported by accompanying colour illustrations. The aim of this guide is to: help your child feel great and sleep well; achieve peace of mind and a feeling of control over your child's ear problems; allow your child to progress as rapidly as possible with speech, language, and learning; reduce, or eliminate, the need for oral antibiotics by using antibiotic ear drops, when necessary; permit your child to bathe and swim without earplugs, headbands, or other water precautions; and keep the tubes functional and trouble-free for the longest time possible.
Swimming, during the summer program at a nearby pool, is available at an
additional cost. Summer Program: The Gillen Brewer School has a 6-week
summer school program that is a continuation of the school year's curriculum. In
Author: Laurie Dubos
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This essential guide profiles 33 schools in New York City for children with special needs, plus listings of medical professionals, camps, after-school programs, evaluation centers, and individuals in the field that were recommended by families of children with special needs. Includes information on referrals and evaluations, eligibility criteria, parents' rights, and more.
After graduating from Texas A&M University, she moved to southern California to
coach swimming. She returned to Texas to coach high school swimming for six
years. Her passion for coaching came from her age-group coach, Pat Patterson ...
What Every Parent Needs to Know Jane Smith. CHAPTER 6 Managing Your
Child's ... What should you do about them over—using the gym or swimming pool
, bingeing, taking laxatives or diet pills? I was completely unprepared for my ...
... car sickness on the way to the Grand Canyon, takes into account your family's
eating schedule and preferences, and anticipates that the first thing your toddler
will want after a 7hour plane ride is a dip in the swimming pool at the hotel.
Author: Gerald Koocher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office? Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engaging style, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; temper tantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, the book is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" section explores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends." An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, and adversity.
Swimming. Swimming is one skill in which we should give our children instruction
, whether or not we give them any other. All girls and boys who are physically
able should learn to swim and be able to take care of themselves in the water.
My 4-year-old son has friends who play soccer, t-ball, take swimming lessons,
music lessons, gymnastics, and on and on. Often, as parents, we feel pressure to
do the same lest we become marked as uncaring parents. While I know many of ...