"The Breakaway" is a must have resource for any parent or provider looking for a concrete and realistic approach for guiding their neurodiverse teen into young adulthood. Inspired by the many families with whom the author has worked, the title refers to these, teens/developing young adults, as they face the challenge of taking greater initiative and responsibility for themselves. This practical and relatable guide is designed to help parents develop a plan and strategy appropriate for their specific circumstance. Through the use of real-world case studies and practical suggestions parents will learn to personalize their approach to include well-timed and purposeful nudges forward - promoting progress, not power struggles. Setting goals, creating game plans; staying engaged, but flexible; winning their Breakaway's trust and cooperation; maintaining a strong relationship even when the inevitable conflicts arise. How do you inspire your Breakaway? How high should goals be set? When should you reassess the plan? How do you provide helpful feedback? When should you intervene and when should you resist the impulse to panic? These are all things that are discussed. The book has been broken down into the major components of a winning strategy. Parents will learn to evaluate their Breakaway's Readiness For Change, the importance of setting the correct Expectations and giving good Feedback, dealing with the awkwardness of Identity Development, creating a culture of Accountability, allowing for the Resilience factor, projecting Commitment, as well as their own learning curve as parent, and the Human Experience. At the end of each chapter there are questions so the reader can apply the issues raised to gain insight into their Breakaway, and their development. By writing down answers and keeping a journal/notebook it is possible to work through and return to observations, thoughts and feelings at each stage of the process. This is essential to the creation and maintenance of an effective plan and strategy. At the end of the book there is a sample of such a journal, with an expanded case study. This added resource provides an additional point of reference, and is a great example of what another family implemented when faced with similar challenges.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a warmhearted and empowering new novel about love, family, friendship, secrets, and a life-changing journey. Thirty-three-year-old Abby Stern has made it to a happy place. True, she still has gig jobs instead of a career, and the apartment where she’s lived since college still looks like she’s just moved in. But she’s got good friends, her bike, and her bicycling club in Philadelphia. She’s at peace with her plus-size body—at least, most of the time—and she’s on track to marry Mark Medoff, her childhood summer sweetheart, a man she met at the weight-loss camp that her perpetually dieting mother forced her to attend. Fifteen years after her final summer at Camp Golden Hills, when Abby reconnects with a half-his-size Mark, it feels like the happy ending she’s always wanted. Yet Abby can’t escape the feeling that something isn’t right...or the memories of one thrilling night she spent with a man named Sebastian two years previously. When Abby gets a last-minute invitation to lead a cycling trip from NYC to Niagara Falls, she’s happy to have time away from Mark, a chance to reflect and make up her mind. But things get complicated fast. First, Abby spots a familiar face in the group—Sebastian, the one-night stand she thought she’d never see again. Sebastian is a serial dater who lives a hundred miles away. In spite of their undeniable chemistry, Abby is determined to keep her distance. Then there’s a surprise last-minute addition to the trip: her mother, Eileen, the woman Abby blames for a lifetime of body shaming and insecurities she’s still trying to undo. Over two weeks and more than seven hundred miles, strangers become friends, hidden truths come to light, a teenage girl with a secret unites the riders in unexpected ways...and Abby is forced to reconsider everything she believes about herself, her mother, and the nature of love.
THE SUNDAY TIMES SPORT BOOK OF THE YEAR A retirement statement from a sports star rarely causes a flicker, but Nicole Cooke went out as she rode her bike: giving it her all. The contrast could not have been greater - as Lance Armstrong, a fraudster backed by many corporate sponsors and feted by presidents, was about to deliver a stage-managed confession to Oprah, so a young woman from a small village in Wales took aim. She too had been a cyclist, the only rider ever to have become World and Olympic champion in the same year, and the first British cyclist to have been ranked World No.1, but as a woman in a man's sport, her exploits gained little recognition and brought no riches. She too had ridden through this dark period for the sport when drug-taking was everywhere. Nicole Cooke spoke up for those who had taken a very different path to Lance and his team-mates. In her frank and outspoken autobiography, Cooke reveals the real story behind British cycling's rise to global dominance. With a child's dreams of success, she left home at 18 to pursue her goals in Italy. Broken contracts, unpaid wages, a horrendous injury and drugs cheats were just some of the challenges she faced, even before she lined up to take on her opponents. The Breakaway is a book that will not only inspire all those who read it, but which also asks some serious questions about the way society regards women's sport.
Out of Africa: The Breakaway Anglican Churches tells the remarkable story of the emergence of a new religious movement within the Anglican Communion. The movement, made up of theologically conservative Anglican churches, began in Pawleys Island, South Carolina in January 2000 and, with assistance from the Anglican Church of Rwanda, Africa, has spread throughout the United States and into Canada. Every Episcopalian and Anglican should read Out of Africa: The Breakaway Anglican Churches. Ross Lindsay has done the church a huge favor by telling this compelling story that many of us have lived for over a decade.David Virtue, VIRTUEONLINEIn Out of Africa: The Breakaway Anglican Churches, Ross Lindsay tells the story as it happened. I witnessed most of the events that he recounts, and he is spot-on in his recall and his analysis.Rev. Dr. Kevin Francis Donlon, Canon for Ecclesiastical Affairs, Anglican Mission in the AmericasRoss Lindsay chronicles well the realignment of Anglicanism that was birthed at All Saints Church in Pawleys Island, South Carolina in 2000. By tracing the movement from inception, he reminds us that our call is to both missiology and ecclesiology. Lindsay describes the current developments as a movement with a mission.The Most Rev. Emmanuel Kolini, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Rwanda (retired) ROSS M. "BUDDY" LINDSAY, III, C.P.A., J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D. is a tax attorney, CPA, and hotelier. He is the author of Building a Church to Last: The Miracle in Pawleys. He earned a Ph.D. in Church Growth from Brunel University and an L.L. M. in Anglican Canon Law from the Center of Law and Religion at Cardiff University Law School. Today he serves as President of Sonship Hospitality, Inc. and Sonship Ministries, Inc. where he coaches church planters and helps entrepreneurs move from empire building to Kingdom building.
DISCLAIMER This book does not in any capacity mean to replace the original book but to serve as a vast summary of the original book. Summary of The Breakaway a novel by Jennifer Weiner IN THIS SUMMARIZED BOOK, YOU WILL GET: Chapter astute outline of the main contents. Fast & simple understanding of the content analysis. Exceptionally summarized content that you may skip in the original book Jennifer Weiner's novel, "The Girl with a Secret," follows Abby Stern, a happy and successful woman who is on track to marry her childhood sweetheart, Mark Medoff. However, she is haunted by memories of a past relationship with a serial dater named Sebastian and her mother, Eileen. Despite their chemistry, Abby keeps her distance and embarks on a cycling trip from NYC to Niagara Falls, where strangers become friends, hidden truths come to light, and a teenage girl with a secret unites the riders. The novel explores themes of love, family, friendship, and the nature of love.