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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 collection of inspirational essays, internationally known author Dr. Elisabeth K?Ǭ?bler-Ross draws on her in-depth resear...ch of more than 20,000 people who had near-death experiences, revealing the afterlife as a return to wholeness of spirit. With frank and compassionate advice for those dealing with terminal illness or the death of a loved one, ON LIFE AFTER DEATH offers a compelling message of hope to the living, so that they may grow stronger from tragedy and live life to the fullest. The classic collection of essays on death, dying, and the afterlife, by Dr. Elisabeth K?Ǭ?bler-Ross. Features a new foreword by Caroline Myss. Previous edition sold more than 200,000 copies. Reviews "I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to review such ground-breaking material on death and dying. This 85 page gem has made a huge difference in my life. This world renowned author will always be remembered for her clear and accurate account of the 5 stage dying process, and the impact her work has had will echo through the corridors of time. There are many excellent books out on the subject of near death experiences, and life after death experiences, but I had always been curious as I got older what the process of shedding my body suit was all about. Just about the time I thought I would even start looking for a book on the topic I would get a funny feeling in the pit of my stomach and decide maybe it wasn t a good idea after all. I would recommend this gentle honest helper to anyone who has a true desire to learn the many facet of such a natural part of life."-Riki Frahmann www.mysticlivingtoday.com 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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"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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?For decades, people have been asking me to write this book. The Artist s Way focuses on a creative recovery. We re-cover the grou...nd we have traveled in our past. The Artist s Way for Parents focuses on creative cultivation, where we consciously and playfully put our children on a healthy creative path toward the future.? Julia Cameron From the bestselling author of The Artist s Way comes the most highly requested addition to Julia Cameron s canon of work on the creative process. The Artist s Way for Parents provides an ongoing spiritual toolkit that parents can enter and re-enter at any pace and at any point in their child s early years. According to Cameron: ?Every child is creative and every parent is creative. Your child requires joy, and exercising creativity, both independently and together, makes for a happy and fulfilling family life.? Focusing on parents and their children from birth to age twelve, The Artist s Way for Parents builds on the foundation of The Artist s Way and shares it with the next generation. Using spiritual concepts and practical tools, this book will assist parents as they guide their children to greater creativity. 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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With its 101 stories from other parents and experts, this book will comfort, encourage, and uplift parents of children with autism... and Asperger s. If you are the parent of a child ? from newborn to college age ? with autism or Asperger s, you will find support, advice, and insight in these 101 stories from other parents and experts. Stories cover everything from the serious side and the challenges, to the lighter side and the positives, of having a special child on the autism spectrum. 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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Written after his wife s tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C. S. Lewis s honest re...flection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man or at any rate a man like me out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings. Read More

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In When Parents Hurt, psychologist and parent Joshua Coleman, Ph.D., offers insight, empathy, and perspective to those who have lo...st the opportunity to be the parent they desperately wanted to be and who are mourning the loss of a harmonious relationship with their child. Through case examples and healing exercises, Dr. Coleman helps parents: Reduce anger, guilt, and shame Learn how temperament, the teen years, their own or a partner s mistakes, and divorce can strain the parent-child bond Come to terms with their own and their child s imperfections Develop strategies for rebuilding the relationship or move toward acceptance of what can t be changed By helping parents recognize what they can do and let go of what they cannot, Dr. Coleman helps families develop more positive ways of healing themselves and relating to each other. Read More

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"What kind of person do I want my child to be?" There are hundreds of books that give parents advice on everything from weaning to... toilet training, from discipline to nutrition. But in spite of this overwhelming amount of information, there is very little research-based advice for parents on how to raise their children to be well rounded and achieve their full potential, helping them learn to take on life s challenges, communicate well with others, and remain committed to learning. These are the "essential life skills" that Ellen Galinsky has spent her career pursuing, through her own studies and through decades of talking with more than a hundred of the most outstanding researchers in child development and neuroscience. The good news is that there are simple everyday things that all parents can do to build these skills in their children for today and for the future. They don t cost money, and it s never too late to begin. In Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky has grouped this research into seven critical areas that children need most: (1) focus and self control; (2) perspective taking; (3) communicating; (4) making connections; (5) critical thinking; (6) taking on challenges; and (7) self-directed, engaged learning. For each of these skills, Galinsky shows parents what the studies have proven, and she provides numerous concrete things that parents can do starting today to strengthen these skills in their children. These aren t the kinds of skills that children just pick up; these skills have to be fostered. They are the skills that give children the ability to focus on their goals so that they can learn more easily and communicate what they ve learned. These are the skills that prepare children for the pressures of modern life, skills that they will draw on now and for years to come. Mind in the Making is a truly groundbreaking book, one that teaches parents how to give children the most important tools they will need. Already acclaimed by such thought leaders as T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., David A. Hamburg, M.D., Adele Faber, and Judy Woodruff, Mind in the Making is destined to become a classic in the literature of parenting. Read More

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It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between... busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits? As a mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld can speak for all parents who struggle to feed their kids right and deal nightly with dinnertime fiascos. As she wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, she offers appetizing alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them. Her modus operandi? Her book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they re stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don t even know! With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month s worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear?out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that "must have" the latest sugar bomb cereal. But this book also contains much more than recipes and tips. By solving problems on a practical level for parents, Seinfeld addresses the big picture issues that surround childhood obesity and its long?term (and ruinous) effects on the body. With the help of a prominent nutritionist, her book provides parents with an arsenal of information related to kids nutrition so parents understand why it s important to throw in a little avocado puree into their quesadillas. She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats. Jessica Seinfeld s book is practical, easy?to?read, and a godsend for any parent that wants their kids to be healthy for a long time to come. Read More

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Psychologist Madeline Levine brings together cutting-edge research and thirty years of clinical experience to explode once and for... all the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. Parents, educators, and the media wring their hands about the plight of America s children and teens soaring rates of emotional problems, limited coping skills, disengagement from learning and yet there are ways to reverse these disheartening trends. Teach Your Children Well acknowledges that every parent wants successful children. However, until we are clearer about our core values and the parenting choices that are most likely to lead to authentic, and not superficial, success, we will continue to raise exhausted, externally driven, impaired children who believe they are only as good as their last performance. Real success is always an inside job, argues Levine, and is measured not by today s report card but by the people our children become fifteen or twenty years down the line. Refusing to be diverted by manufactured controversies such as "tiger moms versus coddling moms," Levine confronts the real issues behind the way we push some of our kids to the breaking point while dismissing the talents and interests of many others. She shows us how to shift our focus from the excesses of hyperparenting and the unhealthy reliance on our children for status and meaning to a parenting style that concentrates on both enabling academic success as well as developing a sense of purpose, well-being, connection, and meaning in our children s lives. Teach Your Children Well is a call to action. And while it takes courage to make the changes we believe in, the time has come, says Levine, to return our overwrought families to a healthier and saner version of themselves. Read More

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After the Affair teaches partners how to heal themselves and grow from the shattering crisis of an infidelity. Drawing on thirty-f...ive years as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Spring offers a series of original and proven strategies that address such questions as: * Why did it happen? ? Once love and trust are gone, can we ever get them back? ? Can I should I recommit when I feel so ambivalent? ? How do we become sexually intimate again? ? Is forgiveness possible? ? What constitutes an affair in cyberspace? Read More

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"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended." Library Journal (starred review) "A treme...ndous resource for parents and professionals alike." Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family and addressing their special needs requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened "A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children." Carol S. Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child "Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat." Kathleen E. Morris, editor of S. I. Focus magazine "Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise." Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute "The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, Calm down, you re not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps. The sense of not facing these issues alone the relief that your child s behavior is not off the charts is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families." Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman s Odyssey to Rescue Africa s Children Read More

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Moving her young family to her husband s hometown in northern France, Karen Le Billon is prepared for some cultural adjustment but... is surprised by the food education she and her family (at first unwillingly) receive. In contrast to her daughters, French children feed themselves neatly and happily eating everything from beets to broccoli, salad to spinach, mussels to muesli. The family s food habits soon come under scrutiny, as Karen is lectured for slipping her fussing toddler a snack "a recipe for obesity!" and forbidden from packing her older daughter a lunch in lieu of the elaborate school meal. The family soon begins to see the wisdom in the "food rules" that help the French foster healthy eating habits and good manners from the rigid "no snacking" rule to commonsense food routines that we used to share but have somehow forgotten. Soon, the family cures picky eating and learns to love trying new foods. But the real challenge comes when they move back to North America where their commitment to "eating French" is put to the test. The result is a family food revolution with surprising but happy results which suggest we need to dramatically rethink the way we feed children, at home and at school. Read More

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Instant Mom is a hilarious and touching memoir, chronicling how Nia Vardalos broke into the film industry, had dinner with the Que...en of England, and then, impossibly, found her daughter when she was almost three years old. Even before she was filming My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mother. But as time went by, she realized that modern medicine and Mother Nature had her in a headlock. Suddenly, she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours notice, she adopted a preschooler. Vardalos is refreshingly candid about what happened next. She wittily explores challenges all new parents face, plus includes a comprehensive how-to-adopt section. Ultimately, Nia Vardalos realizes that "some families are created in different ways, but are still, in every way, a family." Read More

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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, created by relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, is a comprehensive marriage pr...ogram designed specifically for today s couples by a couple. And now, in this updated edition, the Parrotts award-winning approach has been expanded to incorporate ten more years of feedback, research, and professional experience. This is more than a book---it s practically a self-guided premarital counseling course, and it is used by counselors and churches across the country and, now in ten languages, worldwide. Questions at the end of every chapter help you explore each topic personally. Companion men s and women s workbooks* full of self-tests and exercises help you apply what you learn and enjoy intimate discussions along the way. There is even a seven-session DVD kit (with a bonus session for people entering a second marriage) available that you can use on your own or with other couples in a group or a class that want to grow together. In this dynamic DVD you ll not only hear entertaining and insightful teaching from The Parrotts, but you ll also meet other real-life couples who provide amazing candor and perspective. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show you the secrets to building a marriage that lasts. * Uncover the most important misbeliefs of marriage * Learn how to communicate with instant understanding * Discover the secret to reducing and resolving conflict * Master the skills of money management * Get your sex life off to a great start * Understand the three essential ingredients to lasting love * Discover the importance of becoming ?soul mates? ? and more. Make your marriage everything it is meant to be. Save your marriage---before (and after) it starts. Read More

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Worried about mean girls? Help your daughter respond and react to bullying where it starts -in elementary school As experts in dev...elopmental psychology and each a mother of three, Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert began noticing an alarming pattern of social struggle among girls as young as five, including their own daughters. In today s world, it is likely that your daughter has been faced with bullying and friendship issues, too -and perhaps you re at a loss for how to guide her through these situations effectively. Little Girls Can Be Mean is the first book to tackle the unique social struggles of elementary-aged girls, giving you the tools you need to help your daughter become stronger, happier, and better able to enjoy her friendships at school and beyond. Dr. Anthony and Dr. Lindert offer an easy-to-follow, 4-step plan to help you become a problem-solving partner with your child, including tips and insights that girls can use on their own to confront social difficulties in an empowered way. Whether your daughter is just starting grade school or is already on her way to junior high, you ll learn how to: OBSERVE the social situation with new eyes CONNECT with your child in a new way GUIDE your child with simple, compassionate strategies SUPPORT your daughter to act more independently to face the social issue By focusing squarely on the issues and needs of girls in the years before adolescence, Little Girls Can Be Mean is the essential, go-to guide for any parent or educator of girls in grades K-6. Read More

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Learn when to say yes and when to say no--to your spouse and to others--to make the most of your marriage Only when a husband and ...wife know and respect each other s needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the ?property lines? that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best-seller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage---and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy they both long for. Boundaries in Marriage helps couples: * Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of their spouse * Establish values that form a godly structure and architecture for their marriage * Protect their marriage from different kinds of ?intruders? * Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries---or work with one who doesn t Read More

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In his private practice, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. helps families transform their eating habits and recover their health. His nutrient-ri...ch eating plan can have a significant impact on your child s resistance to dangerous infections, and a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like asthma, ear infections, and allergies. Dr. Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact your child s IQ and success in school. He also presents the fascinating science that demonstrates that the current epidemic of adult cancers and other diseases is closely linked to what we eat in the first quarter of life. Eating well in our early years may enable us to win the war on cancer. Bolstered by this scientific evidence, he helps you do everything you can to protect your child against developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer through a solid nutritional groundwork. Featuring easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, your whole family will learn to establish life-long healthful eating habits. Harness the power of a nutrient-rich diet to ensure a lifetime free of illness and full of health! Read More

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In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the c...lassic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder?all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD. As Hallowell and Ratey point out, ?attention deficit disorder? is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you ll discover ? whether ADD runs in families ? new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations ? the links between ADD and other conditions ? how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths ? the new drugs and how they work, and why they re not for everyone ? exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle ? how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD ? sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them ? strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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The first accessible guide to examine Sensory Processing Disorder, The Out-of-Sync Child touched the hearts and lives of thousands... of families. Carol Stock Kranowitz continues her significant work with this companion volume, which presents more than one hundred playful activities specially designed for kids with SPD. Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy to help develop and organize a child s brain and body. Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations. This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger s and autism, and more. Read More

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National Bestseller The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first centu...ry. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read in paperback for decades to come. The Vintage edition includes a new appendix by the author. Dave Eggers memoir of bringing up his younger brother after his parent s death, has been shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, which aims to recognise and reward new writing across fiction and non-fiction. Read More

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Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less a...mbitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He s more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication. Read More

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The #1 New York Times best-selling guide to reducing hostility ?and generating goodwill between siblings. Already best-selling aut...hors with How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish turned their minds to the battle of the siblings. Parents themselves, they were determined to figure out how to help their children get along. The result was Siblings Without Rivalry. This wise, groundbreaking book gives parents the practical tools they need to cope with conflict, encourage cooperation, reduce competition, and make it possible for children to experience the joys of their special relationship. With humor and understanding much gained from raising their own children Faber and Mazlish explain how and when to intervene in fights, provide suggestions on how to help children channel their hostility into creative outlets, and demonstrate how to treat children unequally and still be fair. Updated to incorporate fresh thoughts after years of conducting workshops for parents and professionals, this edition also includes a new afterword. With compassion and humor, the authors challenge the widespread belief that constant sibling conflict is natural and unavoidable; instead, they offer a positive approach with suggestions parents can use to teach their children how to get along with each other. Read More

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Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months o...f age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence. This streamlined revision of the breakthrough bestseller by renowned child-development expert Dr. Harvey Karp will do even more to help busy parents survive the ?terrible twos? and beyond.... In one of the most revolutionary advances in parenting of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp revealed that toddlers often act like uncivilized little cavemen, with a primitive way of thinking and communicating that is all their own. In this revised edition of his parenting classic, Dr. Karp has made his innovative approach easier to learn and put into action than ever before. Combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new green light/yellow light/red light method for molding toddler behavior, Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for today s busy and stressed parents. As you discover ways to boost your child s good (green light) behavior, curb his annoying (yellow light) behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable (red light) behavior you will learn how to soothe his stormy outbursts with amazing success and better yet, prevent these outbursts before they begin! And the new thirty-item glossary of Dr. Karp s parenting techniques will save you valuable time when you need to instantly calm an out-of-control child. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and more happy, loving time for you and your child. Read More

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A daughter of the Black Panther movement tells her remarkable life story of being raised amid violence and near-poverty, adopted a...s a teenager by Jane Fonda, and finding her way back home. As she grew up in 1970s Oakland, California, role models for Mary Williams were few and far between: her father was often in prison, her older sister was a teenage prostitute, and her hot-tempered mother struggled to raise six children alone. When Mary was thirteen, a silver lining appeared in her life: she was invited to spend a summer at Laurel Springs Children s Camp, run by Jane Fonda and her then husband, Tom Hayden. Mary flourished at camp, and over the course of several summers, she began confiding in Fonda about her difficulties at home. During one school year, Mary suffered a nightmare assault crime, which she kept secret until she told a camp counselor and Fonda. After providing care and therapy for Mary, Fonda invited her to come live with her family. Practically overnight, Mary left the streets of Oakland for the star-studded climes of Santa Monica. Jane Fonda was the parent Mary had never had outside the limelight and Hollywood parties, Fonda was a wonderful mom who helped with homework, listened to adolescent fears, celebrated achievements, and offered inspiration and encouragement at every turn. Mary s life since has been one of adventure and opportunity from hiking the Appalachian Trail solo, working with the Lost Boys of Sudan, and living in the frozen reaches of Antarctica. Her most courageous trip, though, involved returning to Oakland and reconnecting with her biological mother and family, many of whom she hadn t seen since the day she left home. The Lost Daughter is a chronicle of her journey back in time, an exploration of fractured family bonds, and a moving epic of self-discovery. ISBN-13: 9780399160868 Publisher: Blue Rider Press Publication date: 4/9/2013 Pages: 320 Sales rank: 179,981 Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.17 (d) Read More

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Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months o...f age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence. This streamlined revision of the breakthrough bestseller by renowned child-development expert Dr. Harvey Karp will do even more to help busy parents survive the ?terrible twos? and beyond.... In one of the most revolutionary advances in parenting of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp revealed that toddlers often act like uncivilized little cavemen, with a primitive way of thinking and communicating that is all their own. In this revised edition of his parenting classic, Dr. Karp has made his innovative approach easier to learn and put into action than ever before. Combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new green light/yellow light/red light method for molding toddler behavior, Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for today s busy and stressed parents. As you discover ways to boost your child s good (green light) behavior, curb his annoying (yellow light) behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable (red light) behavior you will learn how to soothe his stormy outbursts with amazing success and better yet, prevent these outbursts before they begin! And the new thirty-item glossary of Dr. Karp s parenting techniques will save you valuable time when you need to instantly calm an out-of-control child. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and more happy, loving time for you and your child. Read More

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At age six, January ("Jani") Schofield was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia on record. Hal...lucinating constantly, she is at the mercy of her imaginary friends some of whom are friendly, while others tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother. Jani is torn between two places: "Calalini," the illusory home of her imaginary friends, and our world. When potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her, the line dividing delirium from reality grows dangerously blurry. Amid Jani s struggle are her parents, who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles daily just to keep both of their children alive and safe. Their battle has included a two-year search for answers, countless medications and hospitalizations, allegations of abuse, despair that almost broke the family apart and, finally, victories against the illness and a new faith that they can create a happy life for Jani. A passionate and inspirational account, January First is a father s soul-bearing memoir of the daily challenges and unwavering commitment to save his daughter from the edge of insanity while doing everything he can to keep his family together. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader s guide and bonus content Read More

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One of the world s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and ...sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that will transform the way you live and love. Read More

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Stormie Omartian s mega bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 8.2 million copies sold) is re-released with fresh c...over designs to reach those eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. After decades of raising her children along with her husband, Michael, bestselling author Stormie Omartian looks back at the trials, joys, and power found in praying for her kids. In 30 easy-to-read chapters, Stormie shares from personal experience as to how parents can pray for their children s safety character adolescence peer pressure school experiences friends relationship with God This resource will encourage readers in the parenting journey whether their kids are three or thirty-three. ISBN-13: 9780736919258 Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Publication date: 1/1/2007 Series:Power of Praying Series Pages: 224 Sales rank: 132,791 Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.56 (d) Read More

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REVISED AND UPDATED WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CYBERBULLYING AND HELPING GIRLS HANDLE THE DANGERS OF LIFE ONLINE When Odd Girl Out was f...irst published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace. In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today. READING GROUP GUIDE AND TEACHER S GUIDE available at www.marinnerreadersguides.com Read More

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Kim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep Lady®, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children... learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them ?cry it out? an option that is not comfortable for many parents. Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber! New material and updates include: ? New research on pacifiers and SIDS, the impact of sleep deprivation on postpartum depression ? Additional guidance on feeding your baby and toddler and how feeding relates to sleep ? What you can do to improve your baby s sleep habits before 6 months ? New information on breastfeeding ? Preparing a sibling for the birth of a baby ? Creating a secure attachment with your baby while instilling healthy sleep habits for the family ? How to read your baby s cries 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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Share with your grandchild the exciting, emotional, amusing, embarrassing, and interesting moments of your life with the "story of... you." Andy and Susan Hilford For the fifteen million grandmothers who are keepers of family history and memories, The Grandmother Book is a lively and timely way to record your story for future generations. * Andy and Susan Hilford present the perfect way for grandmothers of all ages to pass along a grandmother s story. The story is one that recounts coming-of-age moments, life-changing events, a look back at what was, family anecdotes and historical insight. With thoughtful, surprising, at times unexpected, and provocative questions, this book is directed to the new generation of baby boomer grandmothers. From early memories of her childhood, to the time she began her own family, to the present as she watches her family continue to grow, this valuable, prompted keepsake ensures that the thoughts, moments, events, images, and ideas that shaped her life are collected in her voice and in her hand for a precious audience. * This grandmother s book of memories includes spaces for special photographs, report cards, family tree, and other cherished memorabilia and keepsakes, along with thoughtful, amusing, memory-nudging prompts to kick-start grandmother s storytelling * A perfect gift on Grandparent s Day, Mother s Day, wedding anniversaries, and birthdays, the book s hardcover binding and decorative four color art ensure its status as a written family treasure for generations to come. Read More

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In this important follow-up to her book The Power of a Praying® Parent (over 1.7 million sold), Stormie Omartian addresses the are...as of concern parents have for their grown children and shares how to lift them up to God. With stories from other parents and insight gleaned from personal experience, Stormie helps parents pray with the power of God s Word over their adult children and their career choices and sense of purpose marriages and other vital relationships parenting skills and leadership struggles, addictions, or emotional trials faith commitment and prayer life Each year thousands of parents watch their grown children step out into the world and wish they could do more to support them. They can. Every parent can rest in the power of prayer to turn their child over to the care, protection, and guidance God provides. Read More

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The best just got better. Expect the best! A brand-new fourth edition filled with the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant info...rmation on all things pregnancy. Realistic, supportive, easy to access, and overflowing with practical tips, covering everything you ll need and want to know about life s most amazing journey, from preconception planning to birth to those first miraculous weeks with a new baby. It s all here: the lowdown on lifestyle trends and life in the workplace; the latest in prenatal testing and alternative therapies; the best in birthing options. Comforting answers to hundreds of questions: ? I m so queasy I can t even eat for one. How can I eat for two? ? Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax? ? I m only in my second month why am I showing already? ? Can I stick to my normal workout routine while I m expecting? ? Why is my skin broken out and blotchy? And how can I cover it? ? What s safe when it comes to sex? ? I think I felt the baby kicking but I m not sure. How do I tell? ? Will my body ever be the same after I deliver? Read More

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All over the U.S. and in over twenty countries around the world, Touchpoints has become required reading for anxious parents of ba...bies and small children. T. Berry Brazelton s great empathy for the universal concerns of parenthood, and honesty about the complex feelings it engenders, as well as his uncanny insight into the predictable leaps and regressions of early childhood, have comforted and supported families since its publication in 1992. In this completely revised edition Dr. Brazelton introduces new information on physical, emotional, and behavioral development. He also addresses the new stresses on families and fears of children, with a fresh focus on the role of fathers and other caregivers. This updated volume also offers new insights on prematurity, sleep patterns, early communication, toilet training, co-sleeping, play and learning, SIDS, cognitive development and signs of developmental delay, childcare, asthma, a child s immune system, and safety. Dr. Sparrow, Brazelton s co-author on several other books, brings a child psychiatrist s insights into the many perennial childhood issues covered in this comprehensive book. No parent should be without the reassurance and wisdom Touchpoints provides. Read More

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"Move over, Lamaze. HypnoBirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of labor." -Time Magazine Hypno...Birthing®: A Celebration of Life Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. With HypnoBirthing, your pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be. In this easy-to-understand guide, HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made childbirth a moment of anguish, and that when we release the fear of birth, a fear that is keeping our bodies tense and closed, we will also release the pain. HypnoBirthing is nature, not manipulation. It relaxes the mind in order to let the body work as it is designed. The HypnoBirthing exercises positive thinking, relaxation, visualization, breathing and physical preparation will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy, even if you are currently unsure of an intervention-free birth. Your confidence, trust and happy anticipation will in turn lead to the peaceful, fulfilling and bonding birth that is your right as a mother. More than 10,000 happy couples have had their lives changed for the better by HypnoBirthing. More than 500 news organizations including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dateline, The Richard and Judy Show, Time, Newsweek, Parenting and Better Homes and Gardens have joined the movement for better birthing. Why is HypnoBirthing changing the way the world gives birth? That s simple. Because it works. Read More

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