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'Almost adults do,' she says. 'Is that what we are?' Alex says. 'Almost adults?' 'It makes us sound pre-pubescent,' Nat chuckles. 'We basically are, but with more drinking and fucking and bill-paying and drug-taking,' I say as Mackie ...

Author: Ali Pantony

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473567832

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Encapsulates the highs and lows of friendship in your twenties. Perfect for fans of Dolly Alderton The struggle is real but at least they're all in it together. Ever managed to kill a succulent after just a few days? Got seven reminder letters on the kitchen table because you forgot to pay your council tax? Become a hot mess who’s falling apart because they’ve been broken up with? Mackie, Edele, Alex and Nat are navigating their chaotic and confusing twenties together. They have jobs and pay their own rent (well, most of them) but don't know how to bleed radiators, defrost a freezer or test the smoke alarms. With break-ups to deal with and major decisions to make, life can get messy especially when they're still trying to get the hang of this 'being a grown-up' thing. Welcome to the joys of being almost adults. A relatable and uplifting coming-of-age novel about 'adulting' and female friendships perfect for fans of Holly Bourne's How Do You Like Me Now?, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare and Lucy Vine's Are We Nearly There Yet?
2019-06-24 By Ali Pantony

With breakups to deal with and major decisions to make, life can get messy, especially when they're still trying to get the hang of this 'being a grown-up' thing. Welcome to the joys of being almost adults.

Author: Ali Pantony

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 1529104300

Category: Female friendship

Page: 384

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Ever managed to kill a succulent after just a few days? Got seven reminder letters on the kitchen table because you forgot to pay your council tax? Become a hot mess who's falling apart because they've been broken up with? Mackie, Edele, Alex and Nat are navigating their chaotic and confusing twenties together. They have jobs and pay their own rent (well, most of them) but don't know how to bleed radiators, defrost a freezer or test the smoke alarms/ With break-ups to deal with and major decisions to make, life can get messy especially when they're still trying to get the hang of this 'being a grown-up' thing.
2019 By Ali Pantony

Reminiscent of Sloan Crosley’s essays and Lena Dunham’s Girls, Graduates in Wonderland is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of two young women as they embark upon adulthood.

Author: Jessica Pan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698157200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Two best friends document their post-college lives in a hilarious, relatable, and powerfully honest epistolary memoir. Fast friends since they met at Brown University during their freshman year, Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale vowed to keep in touch after their senior year through in-depth—and brutally honest—weekly e-mails. After graduation, Jess packs up everything she owns and moves to Beijing on a whim, while Rachel heads to New York to work for an art gallery and to figure out her love life. Each spends the next few years tumbling through adulthood and reinventing themselves in various countries, including France, China, and Australia. Through their messages from around the world, they swap tales of teaching classes of military men, running a magazine, and flirting in foreign languages, along with the hard stuff: from harrowing accidents to breakups and breakdowns. Reminiscent of Sloan Crosley’s essays and Lena Dunham’s Girls, Graduates in Wonderland is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of two young women as they embark upon adulthood.
2014-05-06 By Jessica Pan

Birds that are almost adults show some black spotting in the wing linings. c. Juvenile. Overall dark dull black. Wing linings are variably mottled white and blackish, axillaries white smudged with blackish. Juveniles have pointed tips ...

Author: William S. Clark

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691116495

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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The essential field guide to the raptors of Mexico and Central America Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the first illustrated guide to the region's 69 species of raptors, including vagrants. It features 32 stunning color plates and 213 color photos, and a distribution map for each regularly occurring species. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, age-related plumages, status and distribution, subspecies, molt, habitats, behaviors, potential confusion species, and more. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the essential field guide to this difficult bird group and the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world. Covers all 69 species of raptors found in Mexico and Central America Features 32 color plates and hundreds of color photos Provides multiple illustrations of each species Depicts and describes variations in plumage by individual, morph, age, and region Describes behavior, food preferences, hunting strategies, vocalizations, and molt Covers rare and extralimital species Includes distribution maps and flight silhouettes
2017-03-28 By William S. Clark

Adults can help adolescents acquire psychosocial maturity by adopting the following strategies: • Treat them as almost adult: Provide them with independence, freedom, and respect, but don't overestimate their maturity.

Author: Kathleen M. Thies

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449666101

Category: Medical

Page: 402

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Quick Look Nursing : Growth and Development Through the Lifespan includes chapters in biological, psychological and social information that includes information on genetics, fetal development, cognition and information processing, roles of families, peers, school and society and many other chapters. The Second Edition includes all the new key learning features such a Closer Look, Warnings, Questions to Ask, key terms, and an updated glossary and references.
2008-08-11 By Kathleen M. Thies

But can they do it without supernatural intervention? But is this story really about the future?

Author: Roger Bruner

Publisher:

ISBN: 168686602X

Category:

Page: 313

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This futuristic Christian parable is intended to be more thought-provoking than necessarily true to Scripture in every detail. Written for adults and teens, WHAT IF? is about three teens who team up with their political science teacher and Holyland's outgoing president to prevent the man who wants to destroy Christianity from gaining office and carrying out his nefarious plans. But can they do it without supernatural intervention? But is this story really about the future?
2019-10-29 By Roger Bruner

One of the most difficult aspects of parenting almost-adults is restraining yourself from jumping in immediately to do God's job for Him. At her first whimper, I was set to tell her, “Okay, you've been an almost-adult long enough.

Author: Nancy Kennedy

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307562005

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Just-Right Shade of Grace Hmmm….Kissable Kiwi or Fire Engine Red? To hold your child tight like you desperately want to, or let him go like he needs? Every woman grapples with such life issues and intangibles as faith, mercy, grace, and hope…but few have the ability to dress theology in blue jeans and flip-flops like Nancy Kennedy. A compilation of witty weekly columns written by Nancy for the Citrus County Chronicle in Florida, Lipstick Grace contains many musings–not all of which wrap up in nice, neat packages (because the important things in life rarely do!). In this reflective collection, you’ll find the sufficiency of God holding you steady. It’s big enough for all of you: your greatest fears, your deepest doubts, and your bathroom drawer full of all the wrong shades of lipstick.
2009-02-19 By Nancy Kennedy

Children simply copy our adult behavior—or dissociate themselves completely. Adults don't need to stop drinking out of consideration for the children but we should avoid getting drunk—at least until they are almost adults.

Author: Jesper Juul

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781477225998

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

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In this book, you will spend some quality "family time" in each room of a typical home. We enter and work out what turns a house into a home. Then, we visit the parents' bedroom, the nursery, the children's room, the teenager's room, the bathroom, the kitchen, and the living room. In each room, a range of typical situations are analyzed—things most families have to deal with. How do you get young children to help with the cooking? What happens to a fifteen-year-old who has taken drugs? There are hundreds of other challenges that deal with sleep, tantrums, play, food, friends, hygiene, independence, respect, boundaries, and so forth. In a conversational style, Jesper Juul and Monica Øien reflect on why we do things rather than on how we do them. "Family time" is packed with inspiring, practical, and down-to-earth suggestions. Sometimes they are challenging, but they are always focused on how we build trust and develop the best possible relationships with each other and our children.
2012-10 By Jesper Juul

As “ almost adults , ” they exhibit many of the same behaviors and patterns of adults . This age group thinks and talks and reacts much like their parents , schoolteachers , and other adults . Their ideas might seem childish because ...

Author: Brian Foreman

Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1573124273

Category: Religion

Page: 115

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For today's youth, life is filled with new choices, new decisions, new feelings, new perspectives, and new freedoms. During this time, teens are forming the belief systems that will influence their adult faith, and their ideas about the nature of God, the Bible, and the church. Will teen involvement in church youth programs provide them with a framework for making important choices? Will this time nurture values and encourage their emerging identities to be deeply Christian? Something wonderful can happen when you mix teenagers, the Bible, and an enthusiastic teacher together. Many teenagers are hungry to learn about the Bible, what it means, and how it can be applied to their lives. Traditionally, this type of education happens in Sunday School. Unfortunately, too many Youth Sunday School teachers are not prepared or feel inadequate when it comes to teaching teens. They do their best, but all they are doing is surviving the Sunday school hour. Help! I Teach Youth Sunday School offers the Sunday school teacher specific tips and hints to prepare for and care for teens. Real-life stories are mingled with information on Youth and their culture, common myths about Sunday school, a new way of preparing the Sunday school lesson, creative teaching ideas, ways to think about growing a class, and how to reach out for new members while reaching in to old members.
2004 By Brian Foreman

YA literature, and the figure of the adolescent, demands the reification and affirmation of the adult world. ... not because they were recently children, but rather, because they are almost adults, what I would term “imminent adults.

Author: Sean P. Connors

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462098060

Category: Education

Page: 227

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The Hunger Games trilogy is a popular culture success. Embraced by adults as well as adolescents, Suzanne Collins’s bestselling books have inspired an equally popular film franchise. But what, if anything, can reading the Hunger Games tell us about what it means to be human in the world today? What complex social and political issues does the trilogy invite readers to explore? Does it merely entertain, or does it also instruct? Bringing together scholars in literacy education and the humanities, The Politics of Panem: Challenging Genres examines how the Hunger Games books and films, when approached from the standpoint of theory, can challenge readers and viewers intellectually. At the same time, by subjecting Collins’s trilogy to literary criticism, this collection of essays challenges its complexity as an example of dystopian literature for adolescents. How can applying philosophic frameworks such as those attributable to Socrates and Foucault to the Hunger Games trilogy deepen our appreciation for the issues it raises? What, if anything, can we learn from considering fan responses to the Hunger Games? How might adapting the trilogy for film complicate its ability to engage in sharp-edged social criticism? By exploring these and other questions, The Politics of Panem: Challenging Genres invites teachers, students, and fans of the Hunger Games to consider how Collins’s trilogy, as a representative of young adult dystopian fiction, functions as a complex narrative. In doing so, it highlights questions and issues that lend themselves to critical exploration in secondary and college classrooms.
2014-09-24 By Sean P. Connors

She knew they liked to act scenes from their favorite movies when they were younger, but they were almost adults now. Not wanting to bum Gus or Buddy out, she nodded her head in agreement. Nathan looked at her curiously, wondering why ...

Author: James May

Publisher: James May

ISBN: 9781522967064

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 214

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Loneliness and despair consumes Buddy after the mysterious disappearance of his sister Autumn on her first day of high school. How will he and his best friend Gus save her? There are supernatural elements and mysteries abound in this gripping adventure that leads two best friends on a journey into the unknown, as almost everyone they know forget about Autumn's very existence.
2016-01-06 By James May

Particularly in the context of high schools, where the almost-adults are segregated using the laws of in loco parentis, unique youth cultures emerge. These are known by various euphemistic and dysphemistic terms like cliques, gangs, ...

Author: Tony Waters

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137269713

Category: Education

Page: 255

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"This book is about how modern American childhood is shaped by the bureaucratic tools including mass testing, child psychology, and the status hiearchies. This happens in a world where there is an emotional attachment to children in which no child can be left behind, even as the bureaucracies pragmatically sort through individuals of differing abilities. The result is childhoods shaped to meet competing American ideals for individualism, egalitarianism, and utililitarianism. The result is a conservative bureaucratic dance which resembles a game of rochambo, as individualism is trumped by egalitarianism, utilitarianism by individualism, and utilitarianism by egalitarianism"--
2012-09-24 By Tony Waters

Maintaining a collaborative relationship with an independent teen/young adult The statistics above are alarming and very ... These foster children who are now almost adults are finally on their own and have no clue how to handle their ...

Author: Kalyani Gopal

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007513

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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'My mama, she is supposed to take care of me, that is her job, not you, I guess she just don't care.' When parents decide to foster, they are faced with many difficult decisions, dilemmas and questions. How do you navigate the daily struggles of foster parenting? How can you nurture bonds with your foster child who is angry, sad, and defiant? How can you prepare to step back when it's time to let go? Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise, realistic how-to guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent, and gives hope and immediate hands-on solutions. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. It also explains the impact of trauma on your child: how this can show itself through challenging behavior and how to respond to it. This is a book will empower fostering parents with the skills and knowledge to be more successful in their parenting and to give the children they care for the best possible opportunities in life. It will be invaluable not just to foster parents but also to those professionals supporting foster placements.
2013-04-28 By Kalyani Gopal

MA OA A middle adult (up to 45-50 years old) older adults (more than 50 years old) adult (more than 20 years old – if ... differently from the older ones, and the latter ones in a different way from 'teenagers' or 'almost adults'.

Author: Wieslaw Wieckowski

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789691856

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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Excavations at the Castillo de Huarmey archaeological site brought to light the first intact burial of female high-elite members of the Wari culture. This book presents the results of bioarchaeological analyses performed to date, and focuses on reconstructing the funeral rite and social status of the deceased.
2019-04-16 By Wieslaw Wieckowski

Children remained in the culture of childhood until they were almost adults. Indeed, for some the effects and memories of their place in that culture would affect their relationships with certain people over the whole of their lives.

Author: Jean Barman

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 9781550592511

Category: Education

Page: 438

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This new edition explores the myriad ways that education, broadly defined, molds each of us in profound and enduring ways. Laid against the supporting scaffolding of modern critical theory, the chapters offer cutting edge perspectives of going to school in British Columbia. How has education been tailored by race, class, gender? How do representations of schools and schooling change over time and whose interests are served? What echoes of current tensions can we hear in the past? The book offers a glimpse of the deep contradictions inherent in an experience that we all share.
2003-01-01 By Jean Barman

Adult black soldier flies live only long enough to mate and lay eggs. ... space for the larvae to eat (the nursery), drainage to pull off the leachate, and a chute where adults or almost-adults can separate themselves from the larvae.

Author: Michelle Balz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781591866923

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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These aren't your grandpa's composting methods, Composting for a New Generation covers the modern composting techniques, vermicomposting, composting with nature, keyhole gardens, organic composting, and using compost. Environmentalists aren't the only ones to compost anymore! It’s not just about reducing food waste; most composters get their hands dirty because of the benefits it brings to the soil in their garden. All the extra nutrients make for well-fed gardens with plenty of nutrients and rich moisture. Composting has “been under the radar screen until now, and seen as a boutique, West Coast thing,” says Jared Blumenfeld, who oversees California as well as two other Western states and the Pacific for the Environmental Protection Agency. “But now everyone from Massachusetts to Minnesota has programs starting up, and pretty soon there will be a critical mass.” Composting for a New Generation includes tried-and-true composting methods and new, innovative techniques. You’ll learn the science of composting, traditional bin composting (including how-to sections on building your own bin), vermicomposting (with worms), composting with nature, keyhole gardens, organic composting, and using your finished compost. Composting for a New Generation is the most complete book to date for your organic soil needs.
2017-12-19 By Michelle Balz

Adults will or will not listen , parment , the Branch of Land OpYou've completed your plans and depending on the speaker's ... when children are ment met with representatives of journey regarding the attitudes of almost adults ( teen ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510012394117

Category: Navajo Indians

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Adults are often impatient and do not want to treat youth as if they were " almost adults " , having a right to know what is happening to them and having a right to help decide on their future . We frequently get frustrated when efforts ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008308630

Category: Homelessness

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Almost two-thirds of males and one-tenth of female adults were incarcerated barely three months after “being released” from the foster care system • One-third were on some form of public assistance and had not finished school • Half ...

Author: Kalyani Gopal

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781770674257

Category: Foster children

Page: 136

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By empowering our foster parents to be more successful, we empower our foster children to heal and increase their future chances of succeeding in life, thereby breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect from their biological family.
2011-04 By Kalyani Gopal

Your child learns from you and the other adults and almost-adults in his life. He gets a much better view of how life really works because he isn't incarcerated with a selection of age-mates all day long. Your child sees wisdom at work ...

Author: Jennifer Kaufeld

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119740827

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Recent data collected by the U.S. Department of Education shows that homeschooling has grown by 61.8% over the last decade. Two million children—4 percent of the total youth population in the United States—are homeschooled. But despite its growing popularity, homeschooling isn’t for everyone. Students need the right support from parents, and parents must make sure their children get a well-rounded "classroom" experience. There are also other factors to consider. So how do you know if homeschooling is right for you? And how do you get started? Homeschooling For Dummies, 2nd Edition will take you through the ins and outs of home learning so you can make the right decisions for your family. Topics covered include: Developing curricula for different grade levels and abilities Organizing and allocating finances Creating and/or joining a homeschooling community Encouraging socialization Special concerns for students with special needs Updates for this edition: New resources Online courses Start-of-the-art Sex Ed Pinpointing your people Finding your homeschooling style
2020-09-01 By Jennifer Kaufeld

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