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Redesigned with a new cover and additional content, this Peter Rabbit baby book updates the original favorite. Each page records t...he story of that special and unforgettable first year of a baby s life, featuring spaces for parents torecord landmark events from the first smile to the first party. A special pocket at the back helps to store precious keepsakes to be kept and cherished for a lifetime. Read More

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For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and health...iest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book. Read More

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Let the trusted authors of Your Pregnancy? Week by Week the book you relied on while you were pregnant guide you through baby s re...markable, sometimes mind-boggling first year. With easy-to-understand information at your fingertips, you ll know what to look for and understand what s happening. This book will provide you with the skills necessary to support and encourage baby s growth. Thoroughly revised and updated, Your Baby s First Year? Week by Week includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, plus more than 50 new topics everything from food allergies to cord-blood banking. It also features the essential milestones of baby s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development on a weekly basis. Valuable information includes: Common medical problems: what to look for and when to call baby s pediatrician Bonding with baby: from baby massage to talking, what you can do to create a meaningful connection Feeding baby: breast milk or formula? and introducing solids Sleeping habits: how to improve the situation for the entire family Vaccination guidelines: learn about the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Playing with baby: how to help develop baby s cognitive, social and motor skills through play and with toys, many of them homemade Baby gear: the latest on carriers, high chairs, swings, cribs, clothing, diapers and everything else you may need Read More

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Any parent who s been through the rigors of an infant invasion knows that the real poop, er, scoop, rarely gets recorded in those ...precious little keepsake books. After all, those books don t cover all the really gross and fascinating stuff that makes parents laugh, scream, and scratch their heads. The Inappropriate Baby Book, however, has the good stuff covered. A real baby book for real parents, The Inappropriate Baby Book offers a unique and hysterical way to commemorate those decidedly non-Kodak moments that compose the better part of the newborn experience. Herein, you ll find room to record such facts as:You were introduced to a rectal thermometer on this day: _______.The first person you peed on was _______.Your mom was embarrassed by breast leakage in the following places: _________.Your first poop happened on this day: _______, and was this color: _________.Now, that s the kind of information that should not be lost to posterity!Sure, babies are cute, but they are also stinky, sticky, soggy, and otherwise inappropriate. So don t sugarcoat the story-let The Inappropriate Baby Book help you tell it like it really is.The book includes an envelope affixed to the last page so that an inappropriate memento can be saved forever. (Or at least until the little angel s prom night!) Read More

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Rusty starts out as an ordinary house kitten, but his travels deep into the forest involve him in the epic battles of the cat warr...ior clans who roam (and rule) the wild. With a new name - Firepaw - and a position as a Thunderclan apprentice, our feline hero faces his destiny, struggles with issues of friendship, honour, courage, and betrayal, and learns what it truly means to be a warrior. Ages 10+ Read More

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Parents will do almost anything to get their kids to eat healthier, but unfortunately, they ve found that begging, pleading, threa...tening, and bribing don t work. With their patience wearing thin, parents will ?give in? for the sake of family peace, and reach for ?kiddie? favorites-often nutritionally inferior choices such as fried fish sticks, mac n cheese, Pop-sicles, and cookies. Missy Chase Lapine, former publisher of Eating Well magazine, faced the same challenges with her two young daughters, and she sought a solution. Now in The Sneaky Chef, Lapine presents over 75 recipes that ingeniously disguise the most important superfoods inside kids favorite meals. With the addition of a few simple make-ahead purees or clever replacements, (some may surprise you!) parents can pack more fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants in their kids foods. Examples of ?Sneaky? recipes include: No Harm Chicken Parm Power Pizza Incognito Burritos Guerilla Grilled Cheese Brainy Brownies Health-by-Chocolate Cookies Quick fixes for Jell-O(R) Read More

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The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of ?high sensitivi...ty? in children?and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of ?high sensitivity? and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from?and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or ?fussy,?or classified as ?problem children? (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: ? The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child ? The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC ? How to soothe highly sensitive infants ? Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world ? Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. Read More

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Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn t think so. Back then, most experts belie...ved that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends. It s hard to cling to that belief today. An avalanche of research over the past twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically programmed, and important to how children are raised, disciplined, and educated. In Why Gender Matters, psychologist and family physician Dr. Leonard Sax leads parents through the mystifying world of gender differences by explaining the biologically different ways in which children think, feel, and act. He addresses a host of issues, including discipline, learning, risk taking, aggression, sex, and drugs, and shows how boys and girls react in predictable ways to different situations. For example, girls are born with more sensitive hearing than boys, and those differences increase as kids grow up. So when a grown man speaks to a girl in what he thinks is a normal voice, she may hear it as yelling. Conversely, boys who appear to be inattentive in class may just be sitting too far away to hear the teacher especially if the teacher is female. Likewise, negative emotions are seated in an ancient structure of the brain called the amygdala. Girls develop an early connection between this area and the cerebral cortex, enabling them to talk about their feelings. In boys these links develop later. So if you ask a troubled adolescent boy to tell you what his feelings are, he often literally cannot say. Dr. Sax offers fresh approaches to disciplining children, as well as gender-specific ways to help girls and boys avoid drugs and early sexual activity. He wants parents to understand and work with hardwired differences in children, but he also encourages them to push beyond gender-based stereotypes. A leading proponent of single-sex education, Dr. Sax points out specific instances where keeping boys and girls separate in the classroom has yielded striking educational, social, and interpersonal benefits. Despite the view of many educators and experts on child-rearing that sex differences should be ignored or overcome, parents and teachers would do better to recognize, understand, and make use of the biological differences that make a girl a girl, and a boy a boy. Read More

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You Can Start a Revolution in Your Family . . . Tonight ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It s about lea...rning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids behavior . . . for their benefit. Our biggest enemy as parents is not the TV, the Internet, or even drugs. Our biggest enemy is our own emotional reactivity. When we say we ?lost it? with our kids, the ?it? in that sentence is our own adulthood. And then we wonder why our kids have so little respect for us, why our kids seem to have all the power in the family. It s time to do it differently. And you can. You can start to create and enjoy the types of calm, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your kids that you ve always craved. You can begin to revolutionize your family, starting tonight. Parenting is not about kids, it s about parents. If you re not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that s inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics. Moving beyond the child-centered, technique-based approaches that ultimately fail, the ScreamFree way compels you to: focus on yourself calm yourself down, and grow yourself up By staying calm and connected with your kids, you begin to operate less out of your deepest fears and more out of your highest principles, revolutionizing your relationships in the process. ScreamFree Parenting is not just another parenting book. It s the first parenting book that maintains from beginning to end that parenting is NOT about kids . . . it s about parents. As parents pay more attention to controlling their own behavior instead of their kids behavior, the result is stronger, more rewarding, and more fulfilling family relationships. For those of you reading who are parents, know parents, or have had parents, the notion that the greatest thing you can do for your children is to learn to focus on yourself may sound strange, even heretical. It s not. Here s why: we are the only ones we can control. We cannot control our kids we cannot control the behavior of any other human being. And yet, so many ?experts? keep giving us more tools (?techniques?) to help us try to do just that. And, of course, the more we try to control, the more out of control our children become. ?Don t make me come up there.? ?Don t make me pull this car over.? ?How many times do I have to tell you?? Even our language suggests that our kids have control over us. It s no wonder that we end up screaming. Or shutting down. Or simply giving up. And the charts, refrigerator magnets, family meetings, and other techniques in most typical parenting books just don t work. They end up making us feel more frustrated and more powerless in this whole parenting thing. This practical, effective guide for parents of all ages with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. Well-written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book is sensible, straightforward, and based on the experiences of hundreds of actual families. It will help all parents become calming authorities in their homes, bring peace to their families today, and give kids what they need to grow into caring, self-directed adults tomorrow. Read More

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Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and enterta...ined audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. He has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, including The View, Today, Oprah, CBS s The Early Show, CNN s American Morning, and LIFE Today with James Robison. He has also served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America. A bestselling and award-winning author, Dr. Leman has written more than 30 books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Sheet Music, and Making Children Mind without Losing Yours. He is coauthor, with his son Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children s books for each child in the family. He is also featured on 6 video series on marriage, parenting, blended families, and single parenting. Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. ISBN-13: 9780800719029 Publisher: Baker Publishing Group Publication date: 3/1/2008 Pages: 304 Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d) Read More

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Raising children these days can be daunting. But if anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it s Dr. Kevin Leman. ...Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works this internationally known psychologist, author, and father of five shows parents how to - understand why children misbehave and what to do about it - foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries - set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges - and much more Real-life examples, questions at the end of each chapter, and a discussion guide for individual or group use make this book an engaging read for parents, teachers, and child care providers. With over a million copies in print, readers can t go wrong with this classic and continual best-seller-now in a fun, new package. A compassionate and no-nonsense approach to child-raising that teaches parents how to reasonably command discipline from their children while cultivating their love and respect. By the bestselling author of The Birth Order Book. Read More

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"There is no such thing as time," the patient said. "Dying is like walking from the living room into the dining room. There are no... beginnings and no endings." Then he closed his eyes for the last time. Tender, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, Glimpses of Heaven gives you an intimate look at the final thoughts, words, and visions of terminally ill and dying people. Through the eyes of former hospice nurse Trudy Harris, you ll experience more than forty true stories that paint a reassuring picture of life s end. You ll marvel at how patients received exactly what they needed to see or hear in order to die peacefully and well. And you ll find great hope and peace in knowing that God goes to great lengths to redeem, comfort, and prepare His children to come home. Whether you are facing the death of a loved one or confronting a terminal disease, Glimpses of Heaven will touch your heart and reassure you of the great love and peace God longs for you to receive. "As I read this book, I cried, I laughed, and I thought of my own mortality. What wonderful stories Trudy has given us, and what a wonderful gift to those who will read this book." Bob Losure, former CNN Headline News anchor Trudy Harris, RN, is a former hospice nurse and president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring. Taking on additional roles in marketing, public relations, and fund-raising, Harris raised more than $45 million in capital contributions for HFC. She is now retired and lives in Florida with her husband. Read More

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The best marriage workbook just got better! Now updated and revised, Five Steps to Romantic Love will help you and your spouse to ...know and meet each other s needs and overcome the habits that destroy your love. This workbook is a supplement to Dr. Harley s Love Busters and His Needs, Her Needs, books that have helped countless couples fall in love again and enjoy intimate, passionate marriages. All of the worksheets, inventories, and questionnaires that Dr. Harley recommends in these two bestsellers are available here in a full-sized and easily reproducible format. Using them will help you turn new insights into action! Deepen your love and strengthen your marriage by working through the five steps outlined in this workbook: -make a commitment to build romantic love -identify the six Love Busters -overcome Love Busters -identify the most important emotional needs -learn to meet each other s most important emotional needs Read More

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Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? #1 N...ew York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse s primary love language-quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. This beautiful faux leather edition is the perfect gift for weddings, holidays, or any special occasion. Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment. Read More

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Many couples begin marital counseling with Dr. David Schnarch with their sex lives in shambles, wondering what s wrong with them, ...considering divorce. One partner will complain that the other doesn t desire him, the other complains that she s married to a sex maniac. During his 30 years in practice as a marriage and family therapist, Dr. Schnarch has discovered that sexual desire problems are normal and even healthy, in committed relationships.In Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship, Dr. Schnarch explains why couples in long term relationships have sexual desire problems, regardless of how much they love each other or how well they communicate. Through case studies of couples he worked with, Dr. Schnarch shows why normal marital conflict can be the cause of desire problems and creates a roadmap for how couples can transform marital conflict into a stronger relationship and a font of new and powerful desire for each other. He takes it a step further, giving readers simple but effective exercises that will help them reconnect with each other. Read More

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Have you ever heard of your inner child? Well, this is the classic book that started it all. In 1987, Charlie Whitfield s breakthr...ough concept of the child within that part of us which is truly alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled launched the inner child movement. Healing the Child Within describes how the inner child is lost to trauma and loss, and how by recovering it, we can heal the fear, confusion and unhappiness of adult life. Eighteen years and more than a million copies sold later, Healing the Child Within is a perennial selling classic in the field of psychology. And it is even more timely today than it was in 1987. Recent brain research, particularly on the effects of trauma on the brain of developing children, has supported Whitfield s intuitive understanding as a psychiatrist. About HCI Recovery Classics HCI s recovery backlist contains some of the most important and best-selling works in the recovery field. These books are still sought after today, selling more than 100,000 copies per year. Our new line of branded books features expanded editions of our top recovery titles, new introductions, updates on pertinent recent developments in the field, and contemporary new covers and packaging. Whitfield s book is a road map you can follow from discovery to recovery, helping you create the gift of personal freedon in your life. Read More

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Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With... humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and substance use with clear, easy-to-follow suggestions for setting limits while maintaining a close and loving relationship. Find out why Dr. T. Berry Brazelton calls Getting to Calm required reading for any parent who struggles with their teen! Read More

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The toddler years are the learning fields and you need a trustworthy guide to take you through the unfolding maze of your child s ...developing world. On Becoming Toddlerwise is a tool chest of workable strategies and ideas that multiplies your child s learning opportunities in a loving and nurturing way. This resource is as practical as it is informative. A parenting guidebook which covers milestones in the second year, from walking to potty training. Read More

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In 1994, Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues at the University of Washingto made a startling announcement: Through scientific obs...ervation and mathematical analysis, they could predict with more than 90 percent accuracy whether a marriage would succeed or fail. The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing marriage into a successful one, so Gottman teamed up with his clinical psychologist wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, to develop intervention methods. Now the Gottmans, together with the Love Lab research facility, have put these ideas into practice. In Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, the Gottmans share this vital information so that couples can develop the skills to turn their relationship problems around and create strong, lasting unions. What emerged from the Gottmans collaboration and decades of research is a body of advice that s based on two surprisingly simple truths: Happily married couples behave like good friends, and they handle their conflicts in gentle, positive ways. The authors offer an intimate look at ten couples who have learned to work through potentially destructive problems extramarital affairs, workaholism, parenthood adjustments, serious illnesses, lack of intimacy and examine what they ve done to improve communication and get their marriages back on track. Giving an insider s view of the Love Lab, the Gottmans take the reader step-by-step through the couples conversations, before and after they are counseled. The authors also provide an analysis of the couples interactions, identifying their core problems and offering suggestions for resolving them. By ?listening? to the discussions in this way, you will learn to detect the most common stumbling blocks of a relationship and most important how to avoid them. Hundreds of thousands have seen their relationships improve thanks to the Gottmans work. Whether you want to make a strong relationship more fulfilling or rescue one that s headed for disaster, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage is essential reading. From inside the famed Gottman Institute, aka the ?Love Lab?: ten scientifically proven, practical ways to strengthen your marriage ?We don t feel close anymore.? ?You never talk to me.? ?We only have time for the kids.? ?All you do is work.? ?You don t care about my dreams.? Do you recognize yourself, or your spouse, in any of these statements? If so, Dr. John Gottman and his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, say you shouldn t be surprised. In fact, their decades of scientific research have shown that most couples face these and other serious problems but what the Gottmans have proven is that such difficulties don t have to lead to a broken relationship, or even divorce. In Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, the Gottmans provide vital tools scientifically based and empirically verified that you can use to regain affection and romance lost through years of ineffective communication. You ll strengthen your relationship and make it the most fulfilling it can be. ISBN-13: 9781400050192 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 6/26/2007 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 288 Sales rank: 214,066 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d) Read More

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Put The Essential 55 rules into practice with this new workbook! From bestselling author Ron Clark comes the ideal companion to th...e New York Times bestseller The Essential 55. Ron Clark s The Essential 55 took the country by storm, selling over 850,000 copies in less than six months, and remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for months. Readers have been asking for a workbook to help them use Clark s Essential 55 rules with their own children and students. Now Clark, Disney s 2001 Teacher of the Year, provides the tools in The Essential 55 Workbook that will enable teachers and parents to transform any child into a successful student. Based on the bestselling The Essential 55, The Essential 55 Workbook is full of easy-to-do lessons to help you reinforce The Essential 55 rules that every child should know. With a series of self-tests, exercises, and questionnaires, The Essential 55 Workbook allows you to adapt Ron Clark s successful tools to your own situation. With determination, discipline, and regular rewards, the children you stick by will be the children you eventually admire. This workbook will help parents and their children apply Ron Clark s rules to improve study and work habits. Here is a more "parent-directed" approach so that the parents and child can participate in and enjoy the activity together. The workbook includes activities to help fire up your child s enthusiasm for the classroom, fun role-playing exercises, and quizzes to discover your child s strengths. ISBN-13: 9781401307707 Publisher: Hyperion Publication date: 8/28/2004 Pages: 240 Sales rank: 217,393 Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of families and educators around the world to the mirac...le of signing with their babies and left them wanting more! Now in this new, bigger edition, Monta Briant provides more than 300 American Sign Language (ASL) signs, illustrated with the same clear, easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. Baby-specific signing techniques, songs, and games are also included to make learning fun and open up two-way communication quickly. This book is a must-read for all parents, grandparents, and anyone else who spends time with preverbal children. After all, what parent or caregiver doesn t want to know what their baby is trying to tell them? Read More

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Today s grandmothers lead full and active lives that include everything from working and traveling to taking classes and volunteer...ing. But that s no surprise. Through the years, they have enjoyed many rich and wonderful experiences, and now it s time to share them. This unique memory book gives a new generation of grandmothers a way to do just that. Your grandchildren will love finding out more about you, a fascinating person in your own right. The coolest fashions in high school, how you became engaged, your role models, and the values you cherish most are the types of details that your grandchildren are really interested in. They ll also like learning about their ancestors to gain a better understanding of themselves. For My Grandchild will help you open up that dialogue with the special young people in your life. There are straightforward fill-in-the-blanks for specifics such as family-tree information. And you ll find broader questions followed by plenty of space for writing in longer, more personal answers. This keepsake volume also includes places for pasting in photos and mementos that you would like your grandchildren to have. Use these pages to pass on traditions, such as your famous cookie recipe, and to offer wisdom, such as an inspiring quote, in a contemporary, appealing way. Tell your family s story in For My Grandchild and create a strong connection between generations. Read More

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When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face... immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders. Now completely revised and updated, this guide features the latest information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option. You ll learn: -The basic facts about dementia -How to deal with problems arising in daily care meals, exercise, personal hygiene, and safety -How to cope with an impaired person s false ideas, suspicion, anger, and other mood problems -How to get outside help from support groups, friends, and agencies -Financial and legal issues you must address. Comprehensive and compassionate, THE 36-HOUR DAY is the only guide you need to help your family through this difficult time. Read More

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You ve forgiven a thousand times. You ve bent over backwards to make your partner feel loved and accepted. But the only reward for... your loyalty has been anger, indifference, infidelity, or abuse. Your spouse may even be ready to walk out the door. Do you feel like all is lost? Are you ready to give up? There IS still hope. Dr. James Dobson s ?tough love? principles have proven to be uniquely valuable and effective. Unlike most approaches to marriage crisis, the strategy in this groundbreaking classic does not require the willing cooperation of both spouses. Love Must Be Tough offers the guidance that gives you the best chance of rekindling romance, renewing your relationship, and drawing your partner back into your arms. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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All of us want to raise good kids. And we want to be good parents. But what exactly do we mean by ?good?? And is ?being good? real...ly the point? Mother-daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson contend that every way we try to make our kids ?good? is simply an extension of Old Testament Law a set of standards that is not only unable to save our children, but also powerless to change them. No, rules are not the answer. What they need is GRACE. We must tell our kids of the grace-giving God who freely adopts rebels and transforms them into loving sons and daughters. If this is not the message your children hear, if you are just telling them to ?be good,? then the gospel needs to transform your parenting too. Give Them Grace is a revolutionary perspective on parenting that shows us how to receive the gospel afresh and give grace in abundance, helping our children know the dazzling love of Jesus and respond with heartfelt obedience. Read More

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Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior such as tantrums, resistance to chor...es, and negativity becomes chronic, it can cause big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, child and family psychologist Dr. Jeff Bernstein has developed a ground-breaking 10-day program to help parents gain back control over their defiant child or teen. This powerful and exceptionally reader-friendly guide explains what causes defiance in kids, why it s so destructive to the family, and shows parents step-by-step how they can end the behavior. Simple-to-follow and extremely effective, 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child will bring much-needed relief to the millions of frustrated parents out there living with defiant children. Read More

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"There is a great deal we as parents can do at little or no cost to give our boys the advantages they need right now to jack up th...eir odds of finishing high school, going to college, and leading a decent, free life in which they can not only support a family but also contribute to their communities. Because parenting can t wait. Our boys are growing up now, in conditions they did not create, and they deserve more than an adulthood defined by illiteracy, poverty, and reporting to a parole officer. Swagger will show you how." -from the Introduction Read More

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Surviving a Borderline Parent is the first step-by-step guide for adult children of parents with borderline personality disorder. ...Between 6 and 10 million people in the US suffer from borderline personality disorder. This book teaches adult children how to overcome the devastating effects of growing up with a parent who suffers from BPD. Although relatively common, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often overlooked or misdiagnosed by therapists and clinicians and denied by those who suffer from it. Symptoms of this problem include unpredictability, violence and uncontrollable anger, deep depression and self-abuse. Parents with BPD are often unable to provide for the basic physical and emotional needs of their children. In an ironic and painful role reversal, BPD parents can actually raise children to be their caretakers. They may burden even very young children with adult responsibilities. If you were raised by a BPD parent, your childhood was a volatile and painful time. This book, the first written specifically for children of borderline parents, offers step-by-step guidance to understanding and overcoming the lasting effects of being raised by a person suffering from this disorder. Discover specific coping strategies for dealing with issues common to children of borderline parents: low self-esteem, lack of trust, guilt, and hypersensitivity. Make the major decision whether to confront your parent about his or her condition. Read More

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A classic book on home birth since 1977, this new edition contains updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new bi...rthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. In this day and age, a book that celebrates natural childbirth and returns birth to the family is more important than ever. Read More

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In the aftermath of infidelity, couples often struggle with emotional turmoil and sometimes make decisions they later regret. Gett...ing Past the Affair helps them overcome the initial shock, understand what happened and why, and think clearly about their best interests before they act. Based on the combined insight of leading marital therapists and researchers, this unique program encourages couples and individuals to take things one step at a time, whether they stay together or part ways. Research shows that roughly two-thirds of those who use the approach find it significantly beneficial, making it the only program to have been empirically tested--and proven--to help partners restore trust and rebuild their marriage after an affair. Even in cases where reconciliation is impossible, this compassionate, insightful book emphasizes ways for readers to recover personally and avoid emotional scars so they can pursue healthier relationships in the future. Read More

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In Boys Should Be Boys, one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today s boys ...to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys?rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood, including ? why rules and boundaries are crucial?and why boys feel lost without them ? how the outdoors is still the best playground, offering the sense of adventure that only Mother Nature can provide ? the essential ways to preserve a boy s innocence (and help him grow up) ? the pitfalls moms and dads face when talking to their sons ? why moody and rebellious boys are not normal?and how to address such behavior ? how and when the ?big? questions in life should be discussed: why he is here, what his purpose is, and why he is important Parents are blessed with intuition and heart, but raising sons is a daunting responsibility. This uplifting guide makes the job a little easier. Read More

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A unique guide, like none other on the market-packed with medical information, practical tips, psychological insight, and coping s...trategies-to help men help the women they love through this trying time. When Marc Silver became a breast cancer husband three years ago, he learned firsthand how frightened and helpless the breast cancer husband feels. He searched in vain for a book that would give him the information and advice he so desperately sought. Now this award-winning journalist has compiled just the kind of emotionally supportive and useful resource that he wished he had been able to consult-to give men the tools they need to help their wives, their families, and themselves through this scary, uncertain time. In his years as a consumer journalist and veteran of the News You Can Use staff at U.S. News and World Report, Marc Silver learned what kind of information and advice on medical crises readers found most valuable. He draws on that experience as he covers in depth all the issues couples coping with breast cancer will have to face during diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Highlights include: - The shared experiences of other breast cancer husbands - Guidance from top cancer doctors in the country - Advice on when, how, and what to tell your young children - Tips on coping with radiation and chemotherapy - A candid discussion of sex and intimacy following breast cancer surgery More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. At last, with this book, the men who love them have a road map to help them through a difficult and unprecedented journey. Read More

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In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on... the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do s and don ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her ?insider? perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into: How and Why People with Autism Think Differently Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism This revised and expanded edition contains revisions based on the most current autism research, as well as 14 additional articles including: The Role of Genetics and Environmental Factors in Causing Autism Understanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with Autism Finding Mentors and Appropriate Colleges And many more! Read More

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The first book in the Family Matters series, Why a Daughter Needs a Dad celebrates the love fathers have for their daughters, insp...iring them to embrace the important role they hold in their daughters lives and to provide the love, nurture, and emotional support that only they can give. Read More

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A friendly and practical guide to the stages and issues in boys development from birth to manhood. From award-winning psychologist... Steve Biddulph comes an expanded and updated edition of RAISING BOYS, his international best seller published in 14 countries. His complete guide for parents, educators, and relatives includes chapters on testosterone, sports, and how boys and girls brains differ. With gentle humor and proven wisdom, RAISING BOYS focuses on boys unique developmental needs to help them be happy and healthy at every stage of life. Read More

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"Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach shows parents how to build a successful parenting program at ...home. Drawing from his experiences in evaluating and treating thousands of children and teens with ADHD, Dr. Vincent Monastra presents 10 "lessons" that are essential for promoting the success of kids with ADHD." In simple language, he explains the causes of ADHD and how nutrition, medication, and parental guidance can improve attention, concentration, and behavioral control. Recognizing the importance of school success, Dr. Monastra also outlines the educational rights of children with ADHD and ways to work with school districts to get your child the help he or she needs. Finally, this book describes nonconfrontational ways to teach your child essential life skills like organization, problem solving, and emotional control. Read More

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Though Dr. Mary T. Newport has provided professional care to newborns since 1983, she s led a double life since 2000 when she beca...me a caregiver at home. That s when her beloved husband, Steve, first showed signs of Alzheimer s disease. After his deterioration accelerated in 2004, Dr. Newport began avidly researching ways to keep him functional for as long as possible. Since she understands medical terminology and scientific methods, she was thrilled to find new research showing that medium- chain fatty acids, which act like an alternative fuel in the insulin-deficient Alzheimer s brain, can sometimes reverse or at least stabilize the disease. When she gave Steve about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (a source of these fats) at breakfast before a memory test that he had previously failed, Steve miraculously passed the test. Since then, Steve continues to maintain improvement while taking daily doses of coconut oil and MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil with meals. Dr. Newport s story of Steve s reprieve from Alzheimer s provides hope for caregivers eager to learn about readily available fatty acids in foods that may reverse the ravages of this dreaded disease. Changes in loved ones may take many forms, including improved memory, return of personality, resumption of activities and social interaction, and relief from certain physical symptoms. Because ketone esters, a synthesized form of these powerful fatty acids, work faster and more comprehensively than fatty acids in foods, Dr. Newport has become an ardent advocate for ketone ester research, with FDA approval her final goal. Caregivers for the more than 5 million people in the United States who suffer from Alzheimer s disease are searching desperately for hope, relief, and a cure. They will find all that in this book that summarizes Dr. Newport s research and Steve s reprieve, the importance of medium-chain fatty acids, and how Alzheimer s patients can make the transition to a healthy diet rich in these vital fats. Read More

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Designed to provide support for the difficult job of parenting and teaching gifted children, "Emotional Intensity in Gifted Studen...ts: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings" provides the resource parents and teachers need to not only understand why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior, but also learn specific strategies to teach gifted children how to live with their intensity. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, "Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students" uses real-world examples through case studies and role-plays that show parents and teachers how to interact with gifted children in a way that teaches them how to recognize, monitor, and adjust their behavior. Worksheets, tip sheets, and checklists are included to help parents, teachers, and the students themselves learn to cope with the explosive feelings that often accompany giftedness. Specific strategies for stress management, underperformance in school, perfectionism, and social anxiety make this a must-read for anyone wishing to make a positive lasting impact on the lives of gifted children. Read More

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Honest, gentle advice for those who have survived an unspeakable loss the suicide of a loved one. Transforming suffering into stre...ngth, misconceptions into understanding, and shame into dignity, Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch break through the dangerous silence and stigma surrounding suicide to bring readers this much-needed book. Cobain s achingly honest account of dealing with the suicide of a loved one, along with personal stories from others who experienced this profound loss, provide powerful insight into the confusion, fear, and guilt family members experience. A chapter about ?the suicidal mind? helps families not only comprehend the depth of their loved one s pain prior to suicide, but also understand why such desperation is so difficult to recognize even in the closest relationships. By sharing survivor stories as well as the latest thinking and statistics about suicide, Cobain and Larch break through myths, misinformation, and misunderstandings. The result is a book of extraordinary compassion and steadfast guidance for anyone awash in the aftermath of unfathomable loss. "This frank book about suicide is a giant step toward bringing another form of mental illness out of the closet." Mindy Greiling, Minnesota State Representative and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) National Board of Directors "This book is a masterpiece for the survivors of suicide and those who care about them." David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., 16th U.S. Surgeon General and Interim President of Morehouse School of Medicine ISBN-13: 9781592853298 Publisher: Hazelden Publishing Publication date: 2/1/2006 Pages: 144 Sales rank: 227,198 Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.35 (h) x 0.35 (d) Read More

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Discovering that your teen "cuts" is absolutely terrifying; before you understand what really motivates cutting, you may worry you...r child is contemplating suicide. What can you do to help when every attempt to address the behavior seems to push him or her further away? In this compassionate, straightforward book, Dr. Michael Hollander, a leading authority on self-injury, spells out the facts about cutting-and what to do to make it stop. You ll learn how overwhelming emotions lead some teens to hurt themselves, and how proven treatments-chief among them dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-can help your child become well again. Helping Teens Who Cut demonstrates how to talk to your teen about cutting without making it worse, and explains exactly what to look for in a therapist or treatment program. Drawing on decades of clinical experience as well as the latest research, Dr. Hollander provides concrete ways to help your son or daughter cope with extreme emotions without resorting to self-injury. You ll also learn practical communication and problem-solving skills that can reduce family stress, making it easier to care for yourself and your teen during the recovery process. About the Author: Michael Hollander, PhD maintains a private practice in psychotherapy, conducts DBT with adolescents at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and serves on the psychiatry teaching faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Read More

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Fourteen-year-old Eric is plagued by thoughts that germs on his hands could be making his family sick. Kelly, age 8, feels distres...sed if she can t count her pencils in multiples of four. No one wants to get rid of OCD more than they do--that s why Talking Back to OCD puts the power to beat obsessions and compulsions in their hands. This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. The first portion of each chapter teaches children and adolescents skills they can use to take charge of the illness. Instructions that follow show their parents how to provide encouragement and support. Based on the most effective known treatment for OCD, the book demonstrates ways to "boss back" when OCD butts in, enabling many youngsters and teens to eliminate their symptoms entirely. Early-onset OCD is as common as diabetes; this powerful book will help thousands of young people show this unwelcome visitor to the door. Read More

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?Pemberton s beautifully told story is a rags to riches journey beginning in a place and with a jarring set of experiences that co...uld have destroyed his life. But Steve s refusal to give in to those forces, and his resolve to create a better life, shows a courage and resilience that is an example for many of us to follow.? Stedman Graham, Author, Educator Home is the place where our life stories begin. It is where we are understood, embraced, and accepted. It is a sanctuary of safety and security, a place to which we can always return. Down in the dank basement, amid my moldy, hoarded food and worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it. Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life that one day he will find his true home. A fair-complexioned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family. Armed with just a single clue, Steve embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, only to learn that nothing is as it appears. A Chance in the World is the unbelievably true story of a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience, determination, and vision. Through it all, Steve s story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits. Read More

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People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny-but their behavior often drives ...away those closest to them. If you re struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions-and how to change the way you respond. Learn to use simple yet powerful strategies that can defuse crises, establish better boundaries, and radically transform your relationship. Empathic, hopeful, and science based, this is the first book for family and friends grounded in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment for BPD. Read More

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A companion book to the acclaimed documentary film that inspired a national conversation, BULLY is packed with information and res...ources for teachers, parents, and anyone who cares about the more than 13 million children who will be bullied in the United States this year. From commentary about life after BULLY by the filmmakers and the families in the film, to the story of how Katy Butler s petition campaign helped defeat the MPAA s ?R? rating, BULLY takes the story of the film beyond the closing credits. Celebrity contributions combine with essays from experts, authors, government officials, and educators to offer powerful insights and concrete steps to take, making the book an essential part of an action plan to combat the bullying epidemic in America. Read More

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Grandfathers connect us to the past and give us the wisdom we need to face the future. That s why this artfully designed keepsake ...offers grandfathers their own special vehicle for sharing their lives with the youngest generation. The contemporary styling and irresistible format featuring helpful questions written from the grandchild s perspective make it wonderfully easy to explore family history. There s space to mention favorite relatives, jot down beloved stories, and pass on the important lessons that Grandfather learned from his parents and grandparents. He can recount details of his childhood and teen years; reminisce about how he met Grandma; and reflect on his own experiences with fatherhood. Because the grandchild is also the star, there are questions to inspire Grandfather to remember when he first saw his grandchild, reveal what he likes best about being a grandparent, and relate how being a grandparent has changed who he is as a person. And of course, this essential volume has plenty of room to paste in precious photos and mementos. Read More

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Winner of a Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award Katrina Alcorn was a 37-year-old mother with a happy marriage and a thriving ...career when one day, on the way to Target to buy diapers, she had a breakdown. Her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and her journey through depression, anxiety, and insomnia followed by medication, meditation, and therapy began. Alcorn wondered how a woman like herself, with a loving husband, a supportive boss, three healthy kids, and a good income, was unable to manage the demands of having a career and a family. Over time, she realized that she wasn t alone; many women were struggling to do it all and feeling as if they were somehow failing as a result. Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to women s health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about ?having it all,? failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work. Read More

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Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions: More than 18 million American children are considered obese and are at risk fo...r health problems. In fact, today s generation of kids may be the first to experience shorter life spans than their parents. Leading pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff s Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right teaches kids how to make healthy choices based on the principles of the traffic light: green light foods are nutritious, yellow light foods are eaten in moderation, and red light foods are occasional treats. The program, which has a proven 96 percent success rate, can be tailored to suit any child s age, gender, and weight goals. Snacks and meals are designed to ensure that kids get the nutrients they need to not only lose or maintain weight, but to grow strong, healthy bodies. Complete with sample menus, recipes, and an index of more than 1,000 color-coded foods, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right provides a practical solution for one of the biggest health crises facing America s children. Read More

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?The most amazing, inspiring, ball busting, loving bloggers out there. [These] chicks rock.? Jenny McCarthy The Thinking Moms Re...volution (TMR) is a group of twenty-three moms (and one awesome dad) from Montana to Malaysia who all have children with developmental disabilities. Initially collaborating online about therapies, biomedical intervention, alternative medicine, special diets, and doctors on the cutting edge of treatment approaches to an array of chronic and developmental disabilities, such as autism, sensory processing disorders, food allergies, ADHD, asthma, and seizures, they ve come together into something far more substantial. Suspecting that some of the main causes may be overused medicines, vaccinations, environmental toxins, and processed foods, they began a mission to help reverse the effects. In the process, they became a tight-knit family dedicated to helping their kids shed their diagnoses. Here, collected by Helen Conroy and Lisa Joyce Goes, are the stories of their fights to recover their kids from autism and related disorders. With each chapter written by a different TMR member, they share how they discovered each other, what they learned from each other, and why it s important to have close friends who understand what it s like to parent a child with special needs. You ll read about the their experiences, and learn how their determination and friendships have become a daily motivation for parents worldwide. ISBN-13: 9781620878842 Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Publication date: 4/9/2013 Pages: 336 Sales rank: 249,772 Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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Help any new or expecting father become the coolest, smartest, and most prepared dad around with Show Dad How, a fully illustrated..., step-by-step guide to everything a dad needs to know from conception through baby s first year. For dads who are excited to be involved with their new baby, but might not quite know where to start, Show Dad How is an ideal resource. From practical to playful, 156 awesome things every new father needs to know one step at a time. In a series of nearly wordless, highly informative, often hilariously illustrated, step-by-step activities, dads-to-be learn how to do dozens of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes surprisingly fun) tasks, including: - Preparing to impregnate - Recognizing the signs of pregnancy - Childproofing a home - Delivering a baby in the subway - Handling diaper disasters - Making bath time fun - Inventing a fairy tale - Mixing formula the right way - Making baby laugh . . . and much, much more. Presented in the bold visual style of the award-winning Show Me How series, drawing on the best of information technology and graphic-novel communication, this is a innovative reference book that can and will be enjoyed as a work of art and as a quirky, thoughtful gift. Packed with useful hands-on tutorials, Show Dad How is a real-life resource that can turn dad into an expert in any situation, from the bedroom to the kitchen to the playground. ISBN-13: 9781616281113 Publisher: Weldon Owen Publication date: 5/17/2011 Edition description: Original Pages: 144 Sales rank: 189,399 Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village com...munity s collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh s thirty years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD covers a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. They are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication. Planting Seeds offers insight, concrete activities, and curricula that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The key practices presented include mindful breathing and walking, inviting the bell, pebble meditation, the Two Promises or ethical guidelines for children, children s versions of Touching the Earth and Deep Relaxation, eating meditation and dealing with conflict and strong emotions. Also included are the lyrics to the songs on the enclosed CD that summarize and reinforce the key teachings, as well as a chapter on dealing effectively with conflict in the classroom or difficult group. Read More

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