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In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do n...ot speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and---most importantly---get people thinking about Jesus. Soon, your conversations will look more like diplomacy than D-Day. Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows you how to: - Initiate conversations effortlessly - Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively - Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking - Skillfully manage the details of dialogue - Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace. Read More

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Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father s role in nu...rturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child s eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies dependency needs. "The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B s" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby s cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here s all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting. Read More

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Prepare for a safe and joyful birth-with the help of America s foremost baby and childcare experts Since women enjoy more birthing... options today than ever before, the path toward a safe and satisfying birth can be fraught with important decisions. Planning, understanding the resources available to you, and developing your own birthing philosophy can make all the difference. In this comprehensive, reassuring, and authoritative guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatrics specialists whose books on pregnancy, babies, and parenting have become widely praised bestsellers, thoroughly explore the abundant choices couples face when anticipating the birth of their child. The topics covered in The Birth Book include: ? Selecting the right birthing environment and team *preparing physically and emotionally for childbirth *using prenatal tests and technology wisely *defining the father s role *selecting a childbirth class *lessening the discomfort and speeding the process of labor *choosing or avoiding anesthesia *finding the birthing position that s best for you and your baby *decreasing your chances for a cesarean birth *turning a surgical birth into a rewarding experience As the parents of eight children and as medical professionals with nearly three decades of experience, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears are uniquely qualified to answer virtually every question you might have about the birth process. Their one-of-a-kind guide, rich in information as well as inspiration, enables you to plan and create the birth you want. William and Martha Sears, pediatric specialists and the parents of seven children, detail the options available to today s expectant parents in an up-to-date, factual, and unbiased fashion. Read More

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From one of the nation s most trusted experts on children s bedtime and nap time comes a new guide for sleep-training twins so tha...t everybody (including Mom and Dad) will be rested and happy! As parents of twins and multiples know, double the fun can be double the sleep deprivation. Now, in Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins, beloved pediatrician and renowned sleep authority Dr. Marc Weissbluth combines specialized advice for parents of twins with his tried-and-true sleep-training methods to show exhausted moms and dads how to get their babies to sleep on their own, stay asleep, and sleep regularly. This essential step-by-step guide to establishing good sleep patterns reveals how to build healthy habits in twins natural slumber cycles, including ? how healthy sleep differs from ?junk? sleep, plus a helpful tutorial on the techniques of sleep training for new parents ? the five ingredients of healthy sleep, and why daytime sleep is different from nighttime sleep but equally important to good health ? why it s crucial for babies to master the ability to fall asleep unassisted, without protest or crying, and how to help them do so ? essential tips for synchronizing your twins sleep schedules, plus information about how twins sleep best?when to keep them together, and when it s time to separate them ? how to recognize early drowsy cues in your babies so you can catch the sleep wave before it turns into nervous energy that will keep them awake Sleep-training twins presents a unique set of challenges. This invaluable guide will not only get your babies to sleep through the night but help you stay healthy and rested so you can enjoy the many blessings of having more than one! Read More

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Finally, a beginning . . . The time had finally come. The time I had been waiting for through all these long months that I knew so...oner or later had to occur. Now it was here. She had surprised me so much by actually crying that for a moment I did nothing but look at her. Then I gathered her into my arms, hugging her tightly. She clutched onto my shirt so that I could feel the dull pain of her fingers digging into my skin. She cried and cried and cried. I held her and rocked the chair back and on its rear legs, feeling my arms and chest get damp from the tears and her hot breath and the smallness of the room. Read More

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Give your child a smart start with What Your First Grader Needs to Know What will your child be expected to learn in the first gra...de? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Featuring a new Introduction, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you ll discover ? Favorite poems old and new, such as ?The Owl and the Pussycat,? ?Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,? and ?Thirty Days Hath September? ? Beloved stories from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop s fables, ?Hansel and Gretel,? ?All Stories Are Anansi s,? ?The Tale of Peter Rabbit,? and much more ? Familiar sayings and phrases such as ?Do unto others as you would have them do unto you? and ?Practice makes perfect? ? World and American history and geography take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution ? Visual arts fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O Keeffe, and others ? Music engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children s songs ? Math a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time ? Science interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what s inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Rachel Carson Read More

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New insights and practical solutions for overworked and stressed-out girls and their parents. In today s achievement culture, many... girls seem to be doing remarkably well excelling in honors and sports and attending top colleges in ever greater numbers but beneath the surface, girls are stressed out and stretched too thin as they strive to be ?perfect.? In their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurriculars, family life and social lives, friends and frenemies, as well as relationships online and IRL (in the real world), many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please their friends, parents, teachers, and others. With honesty, empathy, and a fresh perspective, The Myth of the Perfect Girl presents advice to empower both parents and girls themselves to discover what true success and happiness means to them and how to work to achieve it. ISBN-13: 9780399537714 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Publication date: 12/31/2012 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 213,456 Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won t take "no" for an answer. The new ...nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust and act on our gut instincts. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger before it s too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life. Read More

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Are two-year-olds really so terrible, or does the world have a slightly skewed view of this sometimes difficult, sometimes adorabl...e lot? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized worldwide as authorities on child behavior and development, offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights on children this age. What are two-year-old girls and boys thinking and feeling? How do they see others around them? With humor and compassion, the authors describe the general characteristics of these complex toddlers: their physical growth trends, their emotional and psychological maturation. Also included are insights into how two-year-olds behave with family and other children, and advice on how to handle them, as well as tings to avoid. Included in this book: ? A two-year-old s view of the world and himself ? Bath and dressing routines ? Sex differences ? Stories from real life ? A list of age-appropriate toys and books ? A bibliography for parents ?Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.? Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine Read More

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What is it about four-year-olds that makes them so lovable? What problems do four-year-olds have? What can they do now that they c...ouldn t do at three? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, discuss these and scores of other questions unique to four-year-old girls and boys, and they offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights. ISBN-13: 9780440506751 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 11/28/1989 Pages: 160 Sales rank: 222,379 Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.37 (d) Read More

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Now available in trade paperback, this is the heart-rending drama of one family s courage, heartbreak, sacrifice, and triumph in c...onfronting an agonizing medical condition, written by two master storytellers. Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck and his life was never the same again. From that day forward his life became a hell of uncontrollable tics, urges, and involuntary utterances. Eventually he is diagnosed with Tourette s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Cory embarks on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist, enduring countless combinations of medications in wildly varying doses. Soon it becomes unclear what tics are symptoms of his disease and what are side effects of the drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. Despite his lack of control, Cory is aware of every embarrassing movement, and sensitive to every person s reaction to his often aggravating presence. Simply put: Cory Friedman s life is a living hell. AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE is the true story of one family s decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a rigid medical establishment. Read More

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- A Brother s Journey will appeal to the same audience that made #1 New York Times bestsellers of Dave Pelzer s popular novels: A ...Child Called "It" (Health Communications, 1995), The Lost Boy (Health Communications, 1997), and A Man Named Dave (E.P. Dutton, 1999), which have sold over six million copies combined. - There is a strong market for memoirs detailing traumatic experiences, as demonstrated by the success of A Million Little Pieces (Nan A. Talese, 4/03) and Running With Scissors (St. Martin s Press, 2002). - Subsidiary rights have already been sold in England and Japan. - Available as a Time Warner AudioBook. Read More

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She was a beautiful doelike child, with an intense, graceful fragility. In her first year, she picked up words, smiled and laughed..., and learned to walk. But then Anne-Marie began to turn inward. And when her little girl lost some of the words she had acquired, cried inconsolably, and showed no interest in anyone around her, Catherine Maurice took her to doctors who gave her a devastating diagnosis: autism. In their desperate struggle to save their daughter, the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false hopes, "miracle cures," and infuriating suggestions that Anne-Marie s autism was somehow their fault. Finally, Anne-Marie was saved by an intensive behavioral therapy. Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother s illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative. "A vivid and uplifting story . . . Offers new strength to parents who refuse to give up on their autistic children." Kirkus Reviews "Outstanding . . . Heartfelt . . . A lifeline to families in similar circumstances." Library Journal Read More

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"With little jargon and plenty of clarity," two esteemed family therapists "provide specific, sensible advice to parents who strug...gle with uncooperative children." (Publishers Weekly) Read More

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You ve just had a baby. Everything is perfect. Then the hospital sends you home without an instruction manual?. Baby expert Gina ...Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide. One of Great Britain s top parenting experts, she draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the stresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you ll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition, Ford shares her expertise on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery. With this easy-to-follow guide, Ford will have your whole family sleeping through the night happily and peacefully in no time. Read More

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Nationally recognized expert Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as a researcher, therapist, and mediator to ...offer parents a new road map to divorce. Dr. Emery shows how our powerful emotions and the way we handle them shape how we divorce and whether our children suffer or thrive in the long run. His message is hopeful, yet realistic divorce is invariably painful, but parents can help promote their children s resilience. With compassion and authority, Dr. Emery explains: ? Why it is so hard to really make divorce work ? How anger and fighting can keep people from really separating ? Why legal matters should be one of the last tasks ? Why parental love and limit setting can be the best ?therapy? for kids ? How to talk to children, create workable parenting schedules, and more ISBN-13: 9780452287167 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Publication date: 1/31/2006 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 336 Sales rank: 180,089 Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.76 (d) Read More

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A resource of fun games for parents or teachers to help young children learn social and motor skills Barbara Sher, an expert occup...ational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders (SPD). The games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including beginning and end, spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, and more. Games can also be used in regular classrooms to encourage inclusion. A collection of fun, simple games that can improve the lives of children with ASD or other SPDs. Games can be played by parents or teachers and with individual children or groups. Games are designed to make children more comfortable in social situations and to develop motor and language skills Also included are a variety of interactive games to play in water, whether in a backyard kiddie pool, community swimming pool, or lake All the games are easy-to-do, utilizing common, inexpensive materials, and include several variations and modifications ISBN-13: 9780470391266 Publisher: Wiley, John and Sons, Incorporated Publication date: 11/9/2009 Edition number: 1 Pages: 252 Sales rank: 191,986 Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began almost forty years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach pare...nts how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world and it will work for you. Now revised for the first time since its initial publication, this groundbreaking guide will show you: How to avoid being a permissive parent How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you How to teach your children to "own" their problems and to solve them How to use the "No-Lose" method to resolve conflicts Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you ll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive. Read More

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"Managing the Millennials delves into the differences between the generations at work today in businesses around the country, and ...digs deep to explore what makes the Millennial Generation so different from the ones that came before. It identifies nine crucial points of tension that result from clashing value systems among these generations, and then provides nine approaches to resolve clashes, build communication, nurture collaborative teams, and create long-lasting relationships across generations of colleagues." With examples from managers and executives in every area of business, fascinating analysis of performance and behavioral patterns across generations, as well as tested techniques you can put into effect at your organization, Managing the Millennials gives you the knowledge and tactics you need to push your workforce to new levels of productivity. Read More

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In this book parents can record every signifi cant event in their child?s fi rst year of life. With many spaces for photographs an...d three envelopes in which to store keepsake items, this baby book will bring joy and memories for a lifetime. Illustrated in an invitingly soft artwork style, this beautifully designed book is also part of the launch of the publishing program for Peter Rabbit . . . Naturally Better, a new initiative which promotes books and products that are made from safe, recyclable, sustainable and ethically responsible sources. Read More

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What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are just two of the questions Hele...n B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of couples. This bestselling classic has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages, and now Andelin offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and old-fashioned values for today s fascinating woman. Learn how to awaken a man s deepest feelings of love, eight rules for a successful relationship, how to rekindle your love life, and more. Read More

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Grateful parents and professionals worldwide have welcomed this essential guide to the highly recommended Floortime approach for t...reating children with any of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now available in paperback, Engaging Autism includes new, exciting information on neuroscience research into the effects of this approach, plus guidance for parents navigating the controversies surrounding the treatment of autism. Unlike approaches that focus on changing specific behavior, Greenspan s program promotes the building blocks of healthy emotional and behavioral development. He shows that, remarkably, children with ASD do not have a fixed, limited potential, and may often join their peers to lead full, psychologically healthy lives. The Floortime approach can also be applied at any age including early infancy, when the first signs of risk for ASD may appear so that preventing the full development of autism becomes a real possibility. ISBN-13: 9780738210940 Publisher: Da Capo Press Publication date: 2/9/2009 Series:Merloyd Lawrence Book Pages: 448 Sales rank: 277,926 Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d) Read More

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Featured on Oprah and Good Morning America, winner of the Books for a Better Life Award, and hailed as an "excellent resource" by ...the Family Caregiver Alliance, How To Care For Aging Parents is completely revised, updated, and expanded, with nearly 300 pages of new material. Compassionate and thorough, it is a caregiver s bible. When love is not enough and, regrettably, it never is this is an essential guide. Now more than ever. Read More

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Following Jesus shouldn t be just one more thing to do Motherhood sometimes feels like a list of expectations. You may be busy or ...even overwhelmed. But you are also strong and brilliant. And here s a secret: a lot of those things on your list of expectations are things Jesus never expected you to do on your own. In Out of the Spin Cycle, author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom s life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the comparison trap, this dynamic Bible teacher brings Jesus s message alive in short, to-the-point devotionals for your busy life. This is a devotional for you the woman inside the mom the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer. So put aside that to-do list for a moment and discover the ways Jesus can lighten your mother load. Jen Hatmaker is the author of eight books and Bible studies, including A Modern Girl s Guide to Bible Study. With a heart for the women of her generation, she speaks at retreats and conferences around the country. Jen and her husband, Brandon, reside in Austin, Texas, with their three children and lead the ministry work at Austin New Church. Find out more at www.jenhatmaker.com. Read More

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Bestselling and acclaimed author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with another remarkable memoir about gender and parenting Jenny Fi...nney Boylan told her wife that she was transgender when their two children were young, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, their family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother. From the friends who support their new configuration to the woman who says she s "too close-minded" to let their sons continue to play together to Jenny s wife, their family grows and changes together in ways both utterly exceptional and entirely commonplace, as their sons turn into teenagers and a relationship of many years weathers illness, loss of parents, and a husband turning into a wife. Through incredibly insightful interviews, Jenny examines relationships with fathers and mothers, people s memories of the children they were and the parents they had, and the many different ways a family can be. Jenny includes conversations with Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, Anna Quindlen, and other parents and children discussing gender, how families are shaped, and the difficulties and wonders of being human. Followed by an Afterword by Anna Quindlen that includes Jenny and her wife discussing the challenges they ve faced and the love they share, Stuck in the Middle with You will be another classic. ISBN-13: 9780767921763 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 4/30/2013 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 277,933 Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d) Read More

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Through great grief can come great joy. In the 1950s, doctors often advised parents of disabled babies to put them away in institu...tions or homes. But when entertainers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers discovered their new baby, Robin, had Down Syndrome, they were determined to take her home and give her their love. It wasn t easy. Through countless surgeries and sleepless nights, the Rogers found themselves exhausted and worried-until they began to notice a change in their lives. Somehow the unexplainable and unexpected was happening-Robin was helping Roy and Dale draw closer to God and to each other. Robin s brief life also persuaded them to do all they could to help others in similar circumstances. Told from Robin s point of view in heaven, Angel Unaware is a touching story that has inspired millions of readers around the world. Whether you are a parent of a special needs child or have experienced the loss of a loved one, Robin s story will bring you the peace and understanding you need in difficult times. Read More

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Equips parents to teach their children how to make sexuality a safe, healthy, and sacred part of their lives. How parents address ...sex their openness, the context, and their attitudes will impact how their children view their own sexuality and self-worth. Dr. Chirban helps parents know when, how, and how much, and stresses the vital importance of their role in sex education. He uses humor, compassion, and real-life examples to prepare parents for healthy and ongoing conversations that equips their kids to own their own sexuality and provide an understanding of the larger issues of relationships, love, commitment, and intimacy. In addition, parents discover how helping their children grasp these veiled yet critical keys to a fulfilling life deepens their own connection with their children. With specific helps for children from birth through young adult, Dr. Chirban provides context for what needs to be communicated at each stage of their development as well as tips for the inevitable surprise questions.In addition, he tackles complicated issues such as pornography, relationships and the Internet, sexting, and homosexuality. Most important is the emphasis on strong family values and spirituality as it relates to sexuality. Previously released in 2007 asWhat s Love Got to Do With It?, this revised book adds new insights from today s culture that make it even more relevant to parents and families. Read More

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The messages that we give to ourselves are the most important messages we hear. The internal briefings and conversations we hold d...etermine our attitudes, our behavior and the course of our lives. If, as children, we were criticized and shamed, our internal dialogue will be self-deprecating. If we are used to large doses of self-imposed sarcasm and negative reviews of our daily performance, we gradually mutilate our self-esteem, our creativity and our spirit. As adult children of alcoholics, we can continue to remain in the past and believe the negatives that we were taught; or we can change our beliefs with affirmative thoughts that can set us free into better and more expansive experiences. What we choose to believe will ultimately rule our world. Affirmations are a way to wake us up to make us fully conscious and aware of the daily choices we make. And, as we learn to direflect our thoughts, our feelings and behavior will naturally follow. Affirmations are a way to discover personal awareness, growth and spiritual potential, and self-regard. Reading this book gives us an opportunity to nurture ourselves. ISBN-13: 9780932194275 Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated Publication date: 11/1/1996 Pages: 372 Read More

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1,2,3?The Toddler Years offers practical help in an entertaining fashion on the many issues parents and caregivers face as young c...hildren experience the toddler years. The true life examples, humorous approach and clear format make the book easy to read and use. These methods have been applied successfully for over 30 years by the Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center, which has built its program around the belief that what young children learn about themselves and their world during their toddler years will affect the rest of their lives. Topics include: * Settling limits * Biting, * Sharing * Sleeping * Eating * Separation * Toilet learning. There is also a section on successful parenting including * Learn from others * Trust yourself * Take care of yourself * Stop feeling guilty * Enjoy your child * Finding and keeping quality child care. Read More

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This revised edition is a powerful resource for merging the practical wisdom of the Twelve Steps with the spiritual truths of the ...Bible. Read More

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There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers..., generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disasters?all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before. But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find the path to manhood? How do you steer clear of the dangers? John Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father. In life s trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood from Beloved Son to Cowboy to Warrior to Lover to King to Sage. Fathered by God maps out the path of manhood?not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a sure path men have followed for centuries before us. Find that path and become the man God sees in you. Read More

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Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life! Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the m...illions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You ll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better. Covers new diagnosis methods developed by the American Psychiatric Association Increased coverage of genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar disorder Advice on supporting a loved one (who may not want help) Updated and expanded medication guide and treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation Complete with fill-in-the-blank forms and charts, key online resources, and first-hand accounts from real people, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies gives you the latest information and self-help strategies you and your loved ones need to conquer this disease and get on with your lives. Read More

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ISBN-13: 9781563830396 Publisher: G and R Publishing Publication date: 12/1/1992 Series:Memory-A-Day Series Pages: 366 Sales rank:... 190,322 Read More

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Now more than ever, your success as a leader isn t just about being a great businessperson. You ve got to be a great person, perfo...rming well in all domains of your life -- your work, your home, your community, and your private self. That s a tall order. The good news is that, contrary to conventional wisdom about "balance," you don t have to assume that these domains compete in a zero-sum game. Total Leadership is a game-changing blueprint for how to perform well as a leader not by trading off one domain for another, but by finding mutual value among all four. The author shows you how to achieve these "four-way wins" as a leader who can: ˇ Be real: Act with authenticity by clarifying what s important ˇ Be whole: Act with integrity by respecting the whole person ˇ Be innovative: Act with creativity by experimenting to find new solutions With engaging examples and clear instruction, Friedman provides more than thirty hands-on tools for using these proven principles to produce stronger business results, find clearer purpose in what you do, feel more connected to the people who matter most, and generate sustainable change. Most leadership development books focus only on your professional skills, while books about personal growth concentrate on your needs beyond work. Total Leadership is different. It s a unique and long-awaited resource that shows how to win in all domains of life. Read More

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Even if you ve just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it s likely that you ve been living with it for a long time. You ve prob...ably already developed your own ways of coping with recurring depression, the consequences of manic episodes, and the constant, uncomfortable feeling that you re at the mercy of your emotions. Some of these methods may work; others might do more harm than good. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder will help you integrate your coping skills with a new and effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) plan for living well with bipolar disorder. The four DBT skills you ll learn in this workbook-mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness-will help you manage your emotional ups and downs and minimize the frequency and intensity of depressive and manic episodes. By using this book in conjunction with medication and professional care, you ll soon experience relief from your bipolar symptoms and come to enjoy the calm and confident feeling of being in control. Learn mindfulness and acceptance skills Cope with depressive and manic episodes in healthy ways Manage difficult emotions and impulsive urges Maintain relationships with friends and family members Read More

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What do you do when your son insists on wearing a dress to school? Or when your toddler daughter s first sentence is that she s a ...boy? Offering an extensive understanding of gender-variant and transgender youth, The Transgender Child answers these questions and more. Covering developmental, legal, medical, and school issues, The Transgender Child is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook for the unique challenges that thousands of families face raising children who step outside of the pink or blue box. Read More

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You hear and read a lot about ways to improve your relationship. But if you ve tried these without much success, you re not alone.... Many highly reactive couples pairs that are quick to argue, anger, and blame need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve their problems in love. When destructive emotions are at the heart of problems in your relationship, no amount of effective communication or intimacy building will fix what ails it. If you re part of a "high-conflict" couple, you need to get control of your emotions first, to stop making things worse, and only then work on building a better relationship. The High-Conflict Couple adapts the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into skills you can use to tame out-of-control emotions that flare up in your relationship. Using mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques, you ll learn how to deescalate angry situations before they have a chance to explode into destructive fights. Other approaches will help you disclose your fears, longings, and other vulnerabilities to your partner and validate his or her experiences in return. You ll discover ways to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and to find true acceptance and closeness with the person you love the most. Read More

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Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twenty-somethings--yet there are very few boo...ks out there written specifically for young people experiencing mental illness for the first time. Welcome to the Jungle (Conari Press, May 2010) fills that gap with its upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true "in the trenches" perspective young readers will trust. With chapters ranging from What Just Happened?: Life Beyond Diagnosis to Here Be Downers: Drugs, Booze, and Suicide to Hippy Shit That Actually Works: Herbs, Wilderness Time, and Other Ways to Help Keep Your Shit Together to Hell is Finding Good Insurance: How to Get Your Ass Covered in Troubled Times, Smith brings bipolar self help to the street level. ISBN-13: 9781573244725 Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser Publication date: 5/1/2010 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 220,342 Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Offering practical, ?can-do? advice for anxious parents expecting or already caring for twins, this handbook guides from the first... news of twins impending arrival and continues through their early childhood. From how to set up the nursery, synchronize feeding and sleeping schedules, and potty train two children at once to discipline, family dynamics, and fostering individuality, this doctor-cum-mom shares her experiences of what works and what doesn t and encourages parents to not only survive but also enjoy their twins early years. A special appendix on caring for triplets as well as preterm babies is also included. Read More

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A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a... baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn t the right ?edu-tainment? that nurtures an infant s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it s within every parent s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them. Read More

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Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers ...parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future. Read More

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Following a unique format perfect for today s world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 rules that c...over all the hot spots in long-term relationships. Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won t talk"/"She doesn t want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner s relationship to technology.) You ll also learn how to: Calm things down and warm them up Talk straight and fight fair Listen well as a spiritual practice Connect with a distant partner Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult- laws Follow a 12-step program to overcome defensiveness Know how and when to draw the line Take back your marriage when things fall apart Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that s required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice. Read More

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When your teen s rebellious behavior "Crosses the line," How can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power ...struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping parents and kinds resolve standoffs and repair their relationships. Now they ve distilled their approach into a clinically proven self-help program that can help you break through to your teen and rebuild trust. Centered around 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teen provides practical guidelines for putting an end to the hostilities. You ll learn realistic ways to foster mutual respect, introduce cooperative problem solving, and strengthen family relationships-while giving your teen vital skills for becoming a mature, independent adult. About the Author: Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse About the Author: Arthur L. Robin, PhD, is Director of Psychology Training at Children s Hospital of Michigan, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, and a practicing psychologist in Michigan with more than three decades of experience About the Author: Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor ISBN-13: 9781593855833 Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc. Publication date: 2/1/2008 Edition description: New Edition Pages: 326 Sales rank: 208,774 Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.88 (d) Read More

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Living with bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge. Those who struggle with the illness have to learn effective ways to control ...their mood swings, avoid relapse, and get the most from medication-based treatments. This workbook delivers a hands-on resource that gives sufferers the edge they need. Based on proven cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, the book offers a variety of tools that enable readers to recognize the early warning signs of an oncoming episode, develop plans for withstanding the seductive pull of manic episodes, and escape the paralysis of depression. Specific chapters address key challenges at various stages, from overcoming denial of the initial diagnosis to fine-tuning treatments and maintaining gains. Read More

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Now Available in Paperback! In Einstein Never Used Flashcards highly credentialed child psychologists, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., a...nd Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., with Diane Eyer, Ph.D., offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. It s a message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: Letting tots learn through play is not only okay-it s better than drilling academics! Drawing on overwhelming scientific evidence from their own studies and the collective research results of child development experts, and addressing the key areas of development-math, reading, verbal communication, science, self-awareness, and social skills-the authors explain the process of learning from a child s point of view. They then offer parents 40 age-appropriate games for creative play. These simple, fun yet powerful exercises work as well or better than expensive high-tech gadgets to teach a child what his ever-active, playful mind is craving to learn. Read More

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Initially developed by co-author Cheri Fraker in the course of treating an eleven-year-old who ate nothing but peanut butter, brea...d, and milk, Food Chaining is a breakthrough approach for dealing with picky eating and feeding problems at any age. Food Chaining emphasizes the relationship between foods in regard to taste, temperature, and texture. In Food Chaining, the internationally known feeding team behind this unique method shows how to help your child enjoy new and nutritious foods, no matter what the nature of his picky eating. The guide also includes information on common food allergies, improving eating skills, advice specific to special needs kids, and a pre-chaining program to help prevent food aversions before they develop. Food Chaining will help you raise a lifelong healthy eater. Read More

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You re about to have an uncomfortable meeting with your boss. The principal just called about your middle-schooler. You had a figh...t with your partner and it s an hour before bed. You know your next move will go a long way toward defining your relationships wtih these individuals. So what do you do? We all find ourselves in situations similar to these, and too often resort to the same old patterns of behavior - defending our need to be right, refusing to really listen, speaking cruelly out of anger and frustration, or worse. But there is another way. Living Nonviolent Communication gives readers practical training in applying Dr. Marshall Rosenberg s renonwned process in the areas he has been most often asked for counsel. Read More

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Personal financial planning is the process of establishing your own financial goals and finding a way to reach them. It is an ongo...ing process that involves examining all existing resources, developing a plan to use them, and systematically implementing the plan to achieve your goals. While teenagers yield immense spending power, many lack the financial knowledge necessary to manage their money wisely. The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers is a reliable and relevant source of financial information in which teenagers will find a wealth of useful information. In this new book, you will learn how to get and manage credit, how to make and stick to a budget, how to save for college, how to determine your needs versus your wants, how to pay for a car, how to finance college, how to manage risk, how to open a bank account, how to write a check, how to balance a checkbook, how to avoid the pressures of consumerism, and how to avoid financial mistakes. You will also learn about investment options, taxes, checks, debit cards, credit cards, and basic budget tips. This book is filled with helpful suggestions from financial and family counselors, and you will discover creative ways to get a jumpstart on your financial future and use money responsibly. Even if you have had a few missteps along the way, you will be able to learn from your mistakes and get on the path to financial well-being. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed. This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version. Read More

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Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who... were ?undermothered? as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother s own history, and how you can fill the ?mother gap? by: Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal ?defects? back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today s undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future for themselves and their children. Read More

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A Harvard-trained lawyer and mediator shows busy couples how to stop fighting and start communicating. In Fight Less, Love More, r...eaders will learn how to identify the bad verbal habits, instinctive responses, and emotional reasoning that can cloud judgment and ultimately lead to the deterioration of otherwise healthy relationships. With exercises, examples, and sample scripts, Puhn s modern voice presents simple 5-minute strategies create immediate, positive changes and provide long-lasting communication skills that couples can continually employ when faced with conflict. ISBN-13: 9781609618896 Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc. Publication date: 9/18/2012 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 196,188 Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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