Zeer herkenbaar persoonlijk verhaal van de moeder van een kind met drugsverslaving. De ontkenning, de strijd, de angst, de ontmoediging, het uitzichtloze en tegelijkertijd toch de liefde voor je kind. Hoe meer je probeert je kind tegen te houden, hoe harder het naar het ravijn loopt. En uiteindelijk, moet je loslaten zonder vertrouwen te kunnen hebben in een goede afloop, moet je grenzen stellen omdat jezelf en de rest van je gezin er letterlijk aan kapot gaat. De vraag is niet of je ouder wilt zijn van een kind met een verslaving, maar of je kind jou ouder laat zijn.
Mow leads a very adventurous life. He is based on a real cat who was King of the Walk in our area. Read how he adopted us, sat and then slept on our best chairs, slept on our beds, allowed us to feed him with fish heads, milk and with bacom and cheese rinds. Then stayed away for days and nights establishing his territory, his right to all the lady cats and his dominance of all other tom cats and all the dogs in the neighbourhood.
Approaches to Bootstrapping: Phonological, Lexical, Syntactic and Neurophysiological Aspects of Early Language Acquisition. 2 Volumes (Set)
Volume 1 of Approaches to Bootstrapping focuses on early word learning and syntactic development with special emphasis on the bootstrapping mechanisms by which the child using properties of the speech input enters the native linguistic system. Topics discussed in the area of lexical acquisition are: cues and mechanisms for isolating words in the input; special features of motherese and their role for early word learning; the determination of first word meanings; memory and related processing capacities in early word learning and understanding; and lexical representation and lexical access in early language production. The papers on syntactic development deal with the acquisition of grammatical prosodic features for learning language specific syntactic regularities. Volume 2 of Approaches to Bootstrapping focuses on the interaction between the development of prosodic and morphosyntactic knowledge as evidenced in the early speech of Dutch, English, German, Portugese, Spanish, Danish, Islandic, and Swedish children sheding new light on the relation between universal and language specific aspects of language acquisition. Another section of this volume deals with new approaches to language acquisition using ERP- techniques. The papers discuss in detail the relation between the development of language skills and changes in neurophysiological aspects of the brain. The potentials of these techniques for the development of new tools for an early diagnosis of children who are at risque for developmental language disorders are also pointed out. The closing section contains a synopsis of interactionist approaches to language acquisition, a discussion of the genetic and experiential origin of primitive linguistic elements in acquisition, and a discussion of structural and developmental aspects of bird song in comparison to human language. The two volumes making up Approaches to Bootstrapping present a state-of-the art interdisciplinary and cross-linguistic overview of recent developments in first language acquisition research.
Country-Risk Analysis is a comprehensive, practical guide to the management of international risk and cross-border lending. The last fifteen years of international commercial bank lending have witnessed a classical boom-and-bust cycle. Yet it is only recently that a formalized approach to country risk assessment has been implemented in the major international banks.Ron Solbergs volume provides a state-of-the-art review of the country risk techniques that have evolved in the context of dramatic changes in developing countries debt service capacity and in international lending itself. It deals comprehensively with sovereign credit decision making, portfolio management, lending behaviour and financial innovations.
Charles Swindoll has devoted over four decades to two passions: an unwavering commitment to the practical communication and application of Gods Word, and an untiring devotion to seeing lives transformed by Gods grace. Chuck graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Theological Seminary and has since been honored with four doctorates. For his teaching on Insight for Living, he has received the Program of the Year award and the Hall of Fame award from the National Religious Broadcasters as well as multiple book awards.
One of the biggest book Ive ever read, and I remembered Mick Foleys warning about a big book.A big book is like a serious relationship; it requires a commitment. Not only that, but theres no guarantee that you will enjoy it, or that it will have a happy ending. Kind of like going out with a girl, having to spend time every day with her - with absolutely no guarantee of nailing her in the end. No thanks.Haha... Well, I took my chances reading this big book. I made my commitment, I spent my time everyday with this book ( about a month ) and what do I get?Happiness and the joy of reading!This book really nailed me, I have my happy ending! Woo Hooo!Thank you very much for the warning Mister Foley This book is amazing, lengthy in descriptions, compelling storyline and has influenced so many people. Breaks my heart into pieces but somehow put it back together.You want to be a better person after reading this book.He said to himself that he really had not suffered enough to deserve such radiant happiness, and he thanked God, in the depths of his soul, for having permitted that he, a miserable man, should be so loved by this innocent being. -Jean Valjean about Cossette-
Gunther Kress argues for a radical reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in educational practice. Through close attention to the variety of objects which children constantly produce (drawings, cuttings-out, writings and collages), Kress suggests a set of principles which reveal the underlying coherence of childrens actions; actions which allow us to connect them with attempts to make meaning before they acquire language and writing.This book provides fundamental challenges to commonly held assumptions about both language and literacy, thought and action. It places these challenges within the context of speculation about the abilities and dispositions essential for children as young adults, and calls for the radical decentring of language in educational theory and practice.
Reconsidering the status and meaning of Bauhaus objects in relation to the multiple re-tellings of the school s history, this volume positions art objects of the Bauhaus within the theoretical, artistic, historical, and cultural concerns in which they were produced and received.Contributions from leading scholars writing in the field today including Frederic J. Schwartz, Magdalena Droste, and Alina Payne offer an entirely new treatment of the Bauhaus. Issues such as art and design pedagogy, the practice of photography, copyright law, and critical theory are discussed. Through a strong thematic structure, new archival research and innovative methodologies, the questions and subsequent conclusions presented here re-examine the history of the Bauhaus and its continuing legacy. Essential reading for anyone studying the Bauhaus, modern art and design.
?This is such a timely book. Combining extraordinary historical insight with the sharpest analysis of where we are now, Walt Patterson carves out the most applied and practical of road maps as to where we need to go if we are to deliver a genuinely sustainable electricity system for the future. As we go into a period of considerable turbulence, primarily because of the impacts of climate change, Keeping The Lights On will undoubtedly be seen as a very well informed Guidebook.? JONATHON PORRITT CBE, CHAIR, UK SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ?A very important and timely book. Walt Patterson persuasively challenges traditional assumptions about how we think of energy and electricity, and presents an exciting vision of an innovative and sustainable future.? NICK MABEY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, E3G (THIRD GENERATION ENVIRONMENTALISM), FORMER SENIOR ADVISER IN THE UK PRIME MINISTER?S STRATEGY UNIT ?Walt has got this exactly right. It should be compulsive reading, if not compulsory reading, for all politicians and other players that determine or have a role to play in energy policy and, more importantly, in tackling climate change. Knowing what we know now, you would not implement such a wasteful and polluting electricity system as centralized power generation. As Walt has indicated, we do have to overcome the grid mindset of those who should know better.? ALLAN JONES MBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, LONDON CLIMATE CHANGE AGENCY ?What can I say? Clearly thought out, simply written, and straight to the heart of the major issues in energy today. I cant think of anyone else who could bring together the technology, the economics, and the basic human relationship with energy that Walt has here. This is really great stuff.? RONAN PALMER, CHIEF ECONOMIST, UK ENVIRONMENT AGENCY ?Fashions come and fashions go in the energy world. Security of supply, climate change and market liberalization have all vied for our attention. Its good to have one voice thats stayed constant over thirty years of turbulence and change. Keeping The Lights On distils Walt Pattersons thinking over the last three decades. As ever, he provokes us to re-examine our own thinking about energy policy. Essential reading as we face up to new challenges.? PROFESSOR JIM SKEA OBE, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, UK ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE Even more important now than when first released. Energy News In Keeping The Lights On, Walt Patterson starts from a simple premise: that we are making a mess of energy, and this is endangering the planet. Using accessible, everyday language Patterson describes how we could do much better, outlining a different way to think about energy, what we want from it and how we get it. Drawing on over 35 years of work from one of the leading voices in the field, Keeping The Lights On explains how we could go about improving energy security and services while reducing costs and vulnerability, globally and rapidly. The book discusses the timely and heated debates surrounding energy and power, and emphasizes that electricity is about infrastructure; we have to stop treating it as a commodity. The result is a comprehensive introduction to the most important issues, providing the reader with innovative and expert ideas and solutions. Published with Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Charlotte is given a very special piggy bank as a present. It is a special talking piggy bank and it tells her that if she saves enough it will go ding and shell get a wish. Charlotte collects and makes enough coins to make the pig ding, but the pig turns out to be trickier than she expected. The book has some nice repetitive phrases with a surprise ending and a quirky life lesson. The pictures have lots of lovely small and colourful details depicting life in Charlottes town. However, Im not sure about the appropriateness of the life lesson. If you read the book, let me know what you think.