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url 2018-10-04 13:10
How to punish a child for stealing and lying using Positive Psychology
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Mindful Being - Nataša Pantović Nuit

How to stop your teen stealing for his Gaming Addiction

 and Psychology of Gaming

Children and Power of Unconscious Mind  by Nuit

Psychology of gaming free conscious and subconscious mind and soul

All the World's Psychologists protecting your kids'  would now tell you - do not come from a judgmental place or use fear as a way to try and get them to stop - and yet you have experienced that this little paradise you call Home, that you have created, is a very hard work to manage on a day-to-day basis. turning towards 

Source: www.artof4elements.com/entry/226/how-to-punish-a-child-for-stealing-and-lying
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review 2018-08-27 14:38
Anti-literary-flab: "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace - Henry Gifford,Aylmer Maude,Louise Maude,Leo Tolstoy


I was standing at an airport lounge as a teenager many years ago, and suddenly realised I had no books to read for my family holiday. I was a SF geek at the time (still am, but I’m reading other stuff now), but had read everything that W.H. Smiths airport bookshelf could show me. In desperation and dread I turned to the classics... I'd read Frankenstein and other English literary classics by that point, and had found all of them tedious and obsessed with melancholy and/or an absurd idealistic idea of romance. Plots were contrived and you could see them coming a mile away. Of them all, only Dickens could make me smile and identify with his caricatures, but even he stopped short of fulfilling at times. If Victorian England had truly been like all of that that, then no wonder we were so repressed and messed up today. So in desperation and partly in arrogance I picked up this weighty book. None of my peers had read it, and it's size seemed to daunt many. I thought of the smugness I'd feel in saying I'd read it, even if it had been as dry and full of itself like so many others...

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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review 2018-08-20 14:42
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Adrews Review
Sweep in Peace - Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews Elaine Howlin Book Blog Review

 

Sweep in Peace picks up 6 months after the events of Clean Sweep and life has returned to normal for Dina....but not for long ;) Her Inn is set to host the volatile peace talks between three warring species. Her livelihood hinges on the outcome and she ends up being pushed into a precarious position to protect her guests.

This book features 4 characters as adults who were kids in The Edge series. It isn't necessary to read The Edge books before this one but you should anyway cause those books are great!

Andrews manage to blend urban fantasy and science fiction so well with this series. Magic and technology don't usually go together but it's something they make work. Here they've blended the two genres without ever having one take over or feel out of place.

 

 

The story doesn't follow the Whodunit style that's very often in urban fantasy books. Instead, we're following the peace talks and the very tricksy Arbitrator wreak havoc in Dina's Inn. It made for much more interesting reading within my favourite genre and I gobbled it up!

 

Favourite Quote: "This is blasphemy!” Odalon declared in the same way Gerard Butler had once roared “This is Sparta.” Sadly, Odalon had nobody to kick into a bottomless hole for emphasis, so he settled for looking extremely put out.” 

Source: elainehowlin.wordpress.com
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review 2018-07-26 13:02
"The Privilege Of Peace - Peacekeeper #3" by Tanya Huff - highly recommended
The Privilege Of Peace - Tanya Huff,Marguerite Gavin

 

Tanya Huff says that "The Privilege of Peace" will be the last Torin Kerr book, I've followed Torin Kerr through the five Confederation novels, which I think are some of the best and most innovative military SF novels ever written and then on to the three Peacekeeper novels, which show how Torin, having helped end a galactic war hundreds of years long, handles the peace.

 

"The Privilege of Peace" was the perfect goodbye to the series. It moved the story arc on, engaging most of my favourite characters but didn't make the mistake of tidying everything up.

 

As I left the book, I could see that Torin had grown and, in the process, had helped me understand how much more difficult the maintenance of peace can be than the fighting of a war.

 

I'd love there to be another Torin Kerr book, but if there isn't I'll look on this as nine great novels, set in a universe I believe in, with people I care about, which never took the most obvious path and always placed accountability above expedience. I real life was like that, I'd enjoy living there. It isn't, but at least I have Tanya Huff to show me that it could be.

 

Margurite Gavin's narration has always increased my enjoyment of the Torin Kerr books.   Her voices are so well thought through that I could immediately recognise who was speaking, regardless of sex or species.

 

If you haven't read this series yet, you have a lot of pleasure ahead of you. Take a look at my reviews below

confederation 1 - 3The first three books in the Confederation series were fast-moving, trope-twisting, emotionally taxing military SF novels that established the Confederation universe from Torin's point of view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

valor-s-trial"Valor's Trial"(every time I see these titles, I want to add a U) was the game changer for me. The universe expanded and Torin became someone even more interesting.Va

There's a lot of sadness and a lot of hope in this book. It's probably the most anti-war pro-soldier military SF book I've read.

 

 

 

 

 

the-truth-of-valor

"The Truth of Valor" brought the Confederation series to an end in an unexpected but enjoyable way and I thought it was the last I'd see of Torin Kerr.

 

What more could be asked of her?

 

Well, it turns out that she was going to be asked the question: "What do non-violent Elder Races do with the we've-been-fighting-a-war-for-so-long-it's-all-we-know Younger Races?"

 

 

 

 

 

An Ancient PeaceWhen Torin considered that question, she did what she always does. She set about bringing her people home. She also started to rethink what everyone thought the knew about the Elder Races.

 

"An Ancient Peace", the first Peacekeeper novel had Torin in transition, no longer in the Corps but not really equipped to be a civilian and kept me guessing all the way through to the surprising outcome. 

 

It reset the situation completely, especially with regard to the Elder Races

 

 

 

 

 

a peace divided

In "A Peace Divided" Torin leads a Peace Keeper Strike Force, dealing with violent people churning through civilian space in the wake of an unexpected peace. Torin’s not a soldier anymore. Winning now involved more than getting in, killing the enemy and getting her people home. Now she has to uphold the law and make sure as few people as possible, on either side, die while she’s doing it.

 

She also starts to question how the Confederacy she's always defended, works and whether she might have to find a way of changing it to protect her people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-05-20 23:53
A PEACE DIVIDED by TANYA HUFF
A Peace Divided - Tanya Huff

Wonderful book, wonderful series. You'd think I'd get a little tired of one bad situation averted after another but nope, love it. This series (part of an initial series) is the best by this author in my humble opinion.

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