Books and booklets

Free Booklet about Autistic Spectrum Disorders – International

Free Booklet about Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Free book about Autism Spectrum Disorders I have a son with autism.  He is now an adult and recently moved back home after being on his own for a brief while.   His autistic tendencies made it difficult living on his own.  He is again planning to move out on his own, and we are hoping for better results.

It’s a big, scary world out there for those of us that have children with special needs. I am often asked about what to watch for, how I knew he was different and what we did that made the most impact on his development.  I wish I had all the answers.  If you have similar questions about autistic behavior in your child, here is a free booklet from the National Institute of Mental Health that may offer some guidance for you if you believe (or already know) that their child has a pervasive developmental disorder.  This free guide (A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder) helps parents understand what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, recognize common signs and symptoms, and find the resources they need. – International

You can either order the hard copy of the booklet or download it to your computer.  I usually do both.  I save PDF’s and sync them with my iPad using Dropbox.  If you aren’t familiar with it, you should check it out.  You can use it to get access to your files on your computer from any device that can run Dropbox.  It runs on PC, Linux, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire.  Of course, Dropbox is also free.

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Free Book by Mail: Healthy Relationships – International

Free Book by mail or download:  Healthy Relationships

free Book Healthy Relationships Unity will send you a free book titled Healthy Relationships.  Just fill out your address. You can request it by mail, but you can also download it.

Here is what Unity says about their newest book release:

This new booklet will show you how applying positive spiritual principles can absolutely transform your relationships. You’ll learn how to:

  • Bless someone by really listening to them
  • Truly forgive (it’s easier than you think!)
  • See people and relationships rightly
  • Deal with challenging people and relationships
  • Practice nonviolent communication

This appears to be available to international visitors.  Registration is not required to receive this free book.

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Free Adventures in Parenting Book – International

Free Adventures in Parenting Book

Adventures in Parenting

Get a free parenting book from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  Based on decades of research on parenting, this 62-page booklet gives parents the tools they need to make their own decisions about what makes up good parenting. The booklet provides real-world examples and stories about how some families include modeling, and mentoring in their own daily parenting activities.

Parenting is one of the hardest things I have ever done.  It’s also the most rewarding.  It’s even more rewarding when I meet even  the smallest victory.  Just tonight, my 12-year-old daughter willingly tried a new vegetable dish and kept an open mind about it.  I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when I actually had to ask her to save some for others.  She wanted seconds!  This small step felt like a real victory.  This free parenting book won’t make you a prefect parent.  No book can do that.  However, reading it to get some new parenting ideas you haven’t thought of can’t hurt.  I look forward to receiving my free copy.  Hopefully, there will be lots of information and new ideas for raising teenagers!

If you have kids, you don’t need me to tell you that parenting is an adventure.  Haha! Get a free Adventures in Parenting Book.  US by mail – International download

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Free Eagle Books for Kids – International

Free Eagle Books for kids to teach kids about diabetes

free Eagle Books for kids diabetes wellness

Get free “Eagle Books” from the CDC for kids.  Eagle books use animals to teach children about healthy lifestyles.  It’s part of the Native Diabetes Wellness Program in partnership with the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee.   To get the free books, scroll through the list and pick the ones you want.  If you don’t live in the US, click on the link that says “Click here to request an international order.”

You can choose any or all of these:

  • Coyote and the Turtle’s Dream (middle school)
  • Through the Eyes of the Eagle – Eagle Book 1 
  • Knees Lifted High Book – Eagle Book 2
  • Plate Full of Color – Eagle Book 3
  • Tricky Treats – Eagle Book 4.

There are also posters available an information for women and diabetes.  Additionally, there is a separate set of “Big Books” that teachers can order with these same titles.

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Free Booklet: Release Your Inner Splendor from Unity – International

Free Lent 2012: Release Your Inner Splendor Booklet

lent 2012 booklet

I realize this is more than a bit after Easter.  I posted it a few weeks ago and it’s still good – so I am reposting it again for those that missed it.

Unity Church is offering a free booklet – Release your Inner Splendor.  The description sounds like something that we could all benefit from – even outside of the Lent holiday.

From their site:

Release Your Inner Splendor will also help you:

  • ·      Open new channels to give and receive love.
  • ·      Give way to the flow of life.
  • ·      Gain new spiritual understanding.
  • ·      Transcend past experience.
  • ·      Awaken from the illusion of lack.
  • ·      Surrender that which doesn’t serve your greater purpose.

 

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Free Online Nature Photography Classes

Free Online Nature Photography Classes

free online nature photography classesCheck out these free online nature photography classes and start taking photos like a pro!  I got my Canon Rebel T3i in January 2012 and have just really been sctratching the surface of what it can do. I just spent some time pouring through these photography classes and love what I see!

BBC Wildlife Magazine offers over a score of photography Master Classes for free, in PDF format. Each “class” is a richly-illustrated four-page tutorial, which seems to be taken directly off the pages of the magazine.  The PDF files are below each of the MasterClass articles.  – International

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