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Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They ve tried the... countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction. Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don t work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God s love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children. Releasing in an affordable trade paper edition, this revolutionary book presents a whole new way to nurture a healthy family. Read More

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This is a self-help recovery guide for parents in the devastating situation of realizing that they are powerless to stop their chi...ldren from self-destruction through drug and/or alcohol abuse. It is dedicated to letting parents know when it is time to start saving themselves from being dragged along to destruction as well, and to providing skills that prevent it. The book relies on spiritual but practical teachings and the message is for parents to attain a healthy balance in their lives through the letting go process. While showing parents how to safely distance themselves from the child s destructive patterns, it also shows how to recognize and support healthy requests for real help, if and when they come. It includes anecdotes and quotes from parents who have had to cope with kids on drugs and/or alcohol. Read More

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Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self...-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife s role, and a look at the father s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; Birthing From Within provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience. Read More

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This third book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Stor...y of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers polls over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers?The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 3: Early Modern Times is the third of a four volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 3 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8. Read More

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If your child is starting life in college, there s a surprise around every corner... But that doesn t mean you can t be prepared! ...The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America s most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience. The Summer Before What, when, and how to prepare The emotional roller coaster Calling, Texting, and Facebooking New ways to keep in touch How much is too much To A or Not to B Professors, grades, and actually going to class When to step in (and when not to) Paying the Bills Financial aid tricks and tips Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs The First Few Months Move-in, roommates, and homesickness What not to do when you re missing them Keeping Them Safe Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing Knowing your campus support resources HARLAN COHEN is the author of The Naked Roommate , the bestselling student guide to college life, and Dad s Pregnant Too. His advice column "Help Me, Harlan!" is distributed by King Features Syndicate. He is a speaker who has visited more than four hundred college campuses. Visit www.NakedRoommateForParents.com Visit Harlan at www.HelpMeHarlan.com Read More

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A pregnant, upper class nineteen-year-old Philadelphia Main Line debutante is confined, against her will, to a state mental hospit...al. She spends her pregnancy surrounded by the mentally challenged and the criminally insane. On April 19, 1964, she gives birth to a child, whom she is forced to give up for adoption. A loving middle-class couple adopts a month-old little girl from Catholic Charities. She is adored and cherished from the very beginning. It is as though she is dropped into the first chapter of a fairy tale-but we all know how fairy tales go. This is the story of a mother and daughter. Of what it is to give up a child and what it is to be given up. Of what it is to belong, what it is to be a family and what it is to yearn deeply, and to never lose hope-because anything is possible. In this exquisite memoir, Julie Mannix von Zerneck and Kathy Hatfield recount the stories of their lives. Deliciously strange, surprising and sweetly funny, this tenderly written book takes us on a wild and frightening journey. Written in two distinct and deeply expressive voices, their stories seamlessly meld together in a breathtaking ending. PRAISE FOR SECRET STORMS: "The book shifts between sections narrated by mother von Zerneck and daughter Hatfield, and both authors have gripping stories to tell. Readers will delight in their shared narrative, which is as heartwarming as it is engaging. von Zerneck s life alone would be a fascinating read, but combined with Hatfield s search for her mother it becomes compulsive reading." -Publishers Weekly "The book is beautifully written and...compelling, to the extent that readers might feel they are sitting with the authors, listening to them tell their tale...more like a novel than a memoir." -ForeWord Reviews "Shining through both narratives is goodness and the power of the human spirit. A dually narrated, uplifting tale on overcoming profound adversity." -Kirkus Reviews "This story will break your heart, bring on tears of joy, and make you believe in the healing power of love, forgiveness, and family." -Meredith Rollins, Executive Editor, Redbook Magazine "A heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming mother-daughter story that defies fiction. Every plot twist, every emotion touches a chord, even for those of us who have not had to endure such a brutal separation. Read it and weep-and then finally rejoice. An ode to the enduring power of family ties." -Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means "In my writers workshops, the greatest gospel I can preach is the obvious one-to tell the truth, whatever form it takes. This amazing mother-daughter writing team exemplifies the concept to the max. The plot is Dickensian, rife with villains and struggle, the revealing of it, breathtaking in its simplicity and heartbreaking in its courage. What a story." -Ernest Thompson, Academy Award-winning writer of On Golden Pond "What an extraordinary and compelling story, all the more so because it s true-and told so beautifully by its two heroines." -Alice Maltin, producer and Leonard Maltin, film critic and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight "This is an uplifting story of hope and personal courage that is sure to resonate with most readers." -Monsters and Critics Read More

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Why is a trip to the garbage dump such a highlight in a boy s life? Have you ever been confused by what makes your son tick? Do yo...u sometimes find yourself wondering why your boy acts the way he does? Well, you re not alone. If boys are going to grow into men of integrity, they must learn loyalty, compassion, honor, courage, and perseverance as children. Let s be honest: raising sons to be good men is a tremendous challenge. Recognizing the incredible value of a mother s influence on her son s life, Rick Johnson offers a practical, commonsense approach to help moms like you prepare for the challenges that will come as your boy grows. In That s My Son, Johnson combines refreshing honesty with extensive research and humorous insight to tackle topics like communication, sexuality, discipline, and respect. Maybe you re a little overwhelmed at the idea of raising your son to be a man of character. Or perhaps you re wondering how to talk with your boy so that he will listen. Whatever your situation, you will find wise counsel and encouragement in this helpful and reassuring book. Rick Johnson is founder of Better Dads, a fathering skills program that allows him to deliver seminars to businesses, churches, hospitals, prisons, and schools across the Northwest. Read More

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2002 Gold Medallion Award winner! Sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation s most trusted parentin...g expert, Dr.James Dobson. With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it s no wonder so many parents and teachers are at a loss about how to bring up boys. Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, boys are suffering. Parents, teachers, and others involved in shaping the character of boys have lots of questions. In Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson tackles these questions and offers advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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Baby food should be made of the freshest, healthiest ingredients on the planet! Brimming with the biggest variety of purees sure t...o expand baby s palate, 201 Organic Baby Purees teaches readers to blend well-balanced meals right in their own home. As easy-to-prepare as they are nutritious, these recipes include: Basic fruit and veggie blends from apricots to zucchini Classic combinations such as turkey, sweet potato, and corn Superfoods like avocado, blueberries, and spinach Puree-based transition recipes including soups, biscuits, frozen deserts, and more! Free of pesticides, hormones, GMOs, and additives, these delicious purees promotestrong immune systems and healthy growth designed to protect tiny tummies! Read More

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Girls with Asperger syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognized, advice is often... not readily available. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone provides valuable advice on every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance, and marriage. Employment, career, rituals, and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns, and being misunderstood. Recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls often need validation, information, and advice are identified, and the reflections of over 35 women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some from their partners and parents, are included. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. If you are a female with AS, or even if you think you might be on the spectrum, this book will be essential reading. It will also be a great help to your partners and loved ones, and anybody else interested either professionally or academically in Asperger syndrome. Read More

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Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds chains that link a victim to someone who is dangerous to them. Divorce, employee ...relations, litigation of any type, incest and child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, hostage negotiations, kidnapping, professional exploitation and religious abuse are all areas of trauma bonding. All these relationships share one thing: they are situations of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power. In The Betrayal Bond Patrick Carnes presents an in-depth study of these relationships, why they form, who is most susceptible, and how they become so powerful. He shows how to recognize when traumatic bonding has occurred and gives a checklist for examining relationships. He then provides steps to safely extricate from these relationships. This is a book you will turn to again and again for inspiration and insight, while professionals will find it an invaluable reference work. Read More

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Now in a fully-updated second edition, Heading Home with Your Newborn has everything new and expectant parents need to know about ...caring for baby in the first few months after birth. Written by two pediatricians who are also parents, this awarding-winning guide covers feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, dressing, traveling, sickness, child care options, and much more. The second edition features new chapters on vaccines and choosing a child care provider, plus a robust new section devoted to early learning, with chapters on baby brain basics, baby sign language, fun and games, books and babies, the sounds of music, and the effects of media on the very young. Also included is new or updated information on car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in your medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, vitamin D, organic formulas, disposable vs. cloth diapers, newborn hearing screening, and more. With wit and humor, Drs. Shu and Jana allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed! Here are a few special excerpts from Heading Home With Your Newborn as featured on HealthyChildren.org: Sleeping by the Book The Many Colors of Poop To Bathe, or Not to Bathe Read More

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From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information... you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you: *Make sense of your child s symptoms. *Get an accurate diagnosis. *Work with school and health care professionals to get needed support. *Learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior. *Strengthen your child s academic and social skills. *Use rewards and incentives effectively. *Restore harmony at home. Updated throughout with current research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts about medications and about what causes (and doesn t cause) ADHD. See also Dr. Barkley s bestselling Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit Read More

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There comes a time in every new mother s life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly ?bundle of joy? and wishing ...someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn t buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby. Best-selling humor author Dawn Dais, mother to a one-year-old and author of The Nonrunner s Marathon Guide for Women, is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness. She believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the horrific truth about parenting from doe-eyed expectant mothers who might otherwise abandon their babies in hospitals and run for it. In The Sh!t No One Tells You, Dais tells it like it is, revealing what it s really like to be a new parent and providing helpful insights, humor, and hope for those who feel overwhelmed by the exhausting trials they re suddenly facing. Eschewing the adorableness that oozes out of other parenting books, Dais offers real advice from real moms along with hilarious anecdotes, clever tips, and the genuine encouragement every mom needs in order to survive the first year of parenthood. Read More

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A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America No one writes ab...out family quite like Drew Magary. The GQ correspondent and Deadspin columnist s stories about trying to raise a family have attracted millions of readers online. And now he s finally bringing that unique voice to a memoir. In Someone Could Get Hurt, he reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children in contemporary America. In brutally honest and funny stories, Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads (getting drunk while trick-or-treating, watching helplessly as a child defiantly pees in a hotel pool, engaging in role-play with a princess-crazed daughter), and how stepping back can sometimes make all the difference (talking a toddler down from the third story of a netted-in playhouse, allowing children to make little mistakes in the kitchen to keep them from making the bigger ones in life). It s a celebration of all the surprises joyful and otherwise that come with being part of a real family. In the wake of recent bestsellers that expose how every other culture raises their children better, Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt defense of American child rearing with a glimpse into the genuine love and compassion that accompany the missteps and flawed logic. It s the story of head lice, almost-dirty words, and flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness in a selfish world. Read More

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Featuring 400 signs, this is the most comprehensive, user-friendly handbook for parents who want to enhance communication with any... child through American Sign Language. Laura Berg is one of the world s go-to experts on baby sign language. The Baby Signing Bible makes her extensive research and easy-to-follow instructions available to all parents. As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child s life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this program. Featuring 400 signs, the book covers essential nouns such as milk, verbs such as eat, and descriptors such as more. In addition, The Baby Signing Bible features real-life stories from parents who have successfully signed with their children, along with fun songs and games that help families learn to ?sign and sing.? Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words. Read More

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For family members of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbea...rable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless. In her pioneering first book Stop Walking on Eggshells, co-authored with Paul T. Mason, Randi Kreger outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, she takes readers to the next level, giving them straightforward tools to get off the emotional roller coaster and repair relationships with loved ones with BPD. Kreger answers the questions family members most want to ask about: the symptoms and treatment of BPD, including why BPD is so misdiagnosed; how symptoms can differ by age and gender; and how addiction and other disorders complicate BPD. She then outlines how families can set boundaries and communicate differently in order to help themselves and their loved ones cope with this bewildering form of mental illness. Read More

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Now in paperback: the New York Times bestselling book of inspirational advice and wisdom for young women from the powerhouse publi...c speaker, star of CSI: NY, and bestselling author of Letters to a Young Brother ? Does life sometimes seem so much harder for girls? ? Do you ever feel insecure, pressured, or confused? ? Do you wish you had someone to give you honest advice on topics like boys, school, family, and pursuing your dreams? ? Do you want to make a positive impact on the world, but don t even know how to begin? In the follow-up to his award winning national bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother, actor and star of CSI: NY shares powerful wisdom for young women everywhere, drawing on the courageous advice of the female role models who transformed his life. Letters to a Young Sister unfolds as a series of letters written by older brother Hill to a universal young sister. She s up against the same challenges as every young woman: from relating to her parents and dealing with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in the face of heartache. Hill offers guidance, encouragement, personal stories, and asks his female friends to help answer some truly tough questions. Every young sister needs to know that it s okay to dream big and to deFINE her own destiny. This is a book that will educate, uplift and inspire. Including original contributions from: Michelle Obama ? Angela Basset ? Ciara ? Tatyana Ali ? Eve ? Malinda Williams ? Chanel Iman ? Kim Porter ? and many more. Read More

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#1 New York Times Bestseller The groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: what is hap...pening to the selves of adolescent girls? As a therapist, Mary Pipher was becoming frustrated with the growing problems among adolescent girls. Why were so many of them turning to therapy in the first place? Why had these lovely and promising human beings fallen prey to depression, eating disorders, suicide attempts, and crushingly low self-esteem? The answer hit a nerve with Pipher, with parents, and with the girls themselves. Crashing and burning in a ?developmental Bermuda Triangle,? they were coming of age in a media-saturated culture preoccupied with unrealistic ideals of beauty and images of dehumanized sex, a culture rife with addictions and sexually transmitted diseases. They were losing their resiliency and optimism in a ?girl-poisoning? culture that propagated values at odds with those necessary to survive. Told in the brave, fearless, and honest voices of the girls themselves who are emerging from the chaos of adolescence, Reviving Ophelia is a call to arms, offering important tactics, empathy, and strength, and urging a change where young hearts can flourish again, and rediscover and reengage their sense of self. Read More

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An award-winning broadcast journalist shares his poignant story about his family s journey with autism. About one child out of 110... will be diagnosed with autism. When Dwayne Ballen s son Julian was diagnosed at age four, Ballen started a blog to record his thoughts and share his family s experiences. Julian has taught his parents much about life and the real meaning of success. He has led them to realize that a smile and a warm hug are two of the most rewarding gifts a parent can ever receive. The Ballens journey is inspirational and enlightening. Journey with Julian will strike a chord with parents who are just receiving the diagnosis of autism for their child, as well as those further down the path. Journey with Julian shows that in the end, it s family and fierce determination that help us all to get the most out of life. ISBN-13: 9781593094232 Publisher: Strebor Books Publication date: 4/2/2013 Edition description: Original Pages: 198 Sales rank: 250,770 Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward reclaiming your life from bipolar disorder. But if you or someone you love ...is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work, and in daily life. You need current information and practical problem-solving advice you can count on. You ve come to the right place. How can you distinguish between early warning signs of bipolar mood swings and normal ups and downs? What medications are available, and what are their side effects? What should you do when you find yourself escalating into mania or descending into depression? How can you tell your coworkers about your illness without endangering your career? If you have a family member with bipolar disorder, how can you provide constructive help and support? Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz offers straight talk, true stories, and proven strategies that can help you achieve greater balance and free yourself from out-of-control moods. The updated second edition of this bestselling guide has the latest facts on medications and therapy, an expanded discussion of parenting issues for bipolar adults, and a new chapter, "For Women Only." Read More

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More than 440,000 families have treasured The Little Big Book for Moms since it was published in the spring of 2000! This beloved ...classic s 10th anniversary edition features a fresh cover design, new vintage art, and a new introduction. Still the perfect book for every mom who doesn t want her little ones to miss out on the classic tale of the Princess and the Pea but is also infused with the power of Maya Angelou s Life Doesn t Frighten Me; who laughs aloud over Ogden Nash and adores Charlotte s Web. For the mom who wants to be reminded of the words to Rub-a-Dub-Dub, to play I m a Little Teapot and Itsy, Bitsy, Spider, to learn how to make water music and who wants to make recipes that are especially yummy like Frozen Chocolate Bananas. In other words this is a book for moms who want to be great moms and who want to bring great things to their little ones. And, when everyone has finally gone to sleep at night, there are essays just for mom by Anne Lamott, Susan Cheever, and Amy Herrick. A collection of traditional tales, nursery rhymes, songs, literary excerpts, poems, finger games, recipes and more. Read More

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When Mary Lou Quinlan s beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft until Mary Lou searches for her mother s ?God B...ox,? her private cache of notes to God on behalf of family, friends and strangers. To Mary Lou s amazement, she finds not one but ten boxes stuffed with hundreds of tiny petitions that spanned the last twenty years of her mother s life. Note by note, Mary Lou unearths a treasure of her mother s wishes and worries and insight. Mary asked God for everything from the right flooring for her daughter s home to a cure for her own blood cancer. Her requests, penned on scraps of paper, were presented without expectation the ultimate expression of letting go. Follow Mary Lou s emotional journey as she uncovers her mother s innermost thoughts nostalgic, surprising and even a bit shocking. As she recalls life with the woman who was her best friend, Mary Lou also discovers her own more empathetic, engaged self the woman her mother had believed in all along. Poignantly written and beautifully designed, The God Box is a gift for every mother, every daughter, every person who, regardless of beliefs, trusts in the permanence of love and the power of family. Read More

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Grandmother Remembers is the original, bestselling keepsake book for grandmothers to record important memories, family traditions,... favorite recipes, and special stories to pass along to their grandchildren. With more than 1.6 million copies sold, the book continues to appeal to new generations of grandmothers. This special 30th anniversary edition includes specially designed wrapping paper and a notecard with envelope for convenient gift giving. Read More

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You ve made it! Your baby has turned one! Now the real fun begins. From temper tantrums to toilet training, raising a toddler brin...gs its own set of challenges and questions and Toddler 411 has the answers. Following on the heels of the best-seller Baby 411, Toddler 411 bottles the wisdom of parents who ve ?been there, done that? . . . and combines it with solid medical advice from an award-winning pediatrician. Inside, you ll learn: ? The truth about The Terrible Twos and how to raise a well-behaved child without going insane. ? Picky Eaters learn how to cope . . . and convince your child to eat something besides Goldfish crackers. ? Toilet train your toddler in just one day. No, that s not a typo learn the Zen of Toilet Training, when to start and how to make it work. ? What s normal and what s not when it comes to your toddler s growth and development. Spot the early clues for autism and other red flags. ? Simple steps and smart advice to avoid environmental hazards. The most up-to-date, evidence-based health info for you and your toddler! This new 4th edition is revised and expanded with new content: 1. Toddler Tech 411: Yes, your toddler can navigate your iPad better than you, but does it boost his brain? Screens off all shapes and sizes are everywhere. Learn if they help or hurt your child s development and how to manage media use in your family. 2. Does your preschooler have ADD? New guidelines for diagnosis and treatment for kids as young as age four. 3. Food allergies on the rise. What tests and evaluations are useful and which ones aren t. Plus the latest advice on treatment for food allergies. 4. More on toddler sleep problems. How to reach sleep nirvana in your house! Read More

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If you re putting your life back together after a divorce, you need this book! an all new revised, updated and expanded edition of... a best-seller! Read More

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It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but D...r. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns. Helpful chapters include: Meltdowns: When rewards and punishments are not enough What are meltdowns made of? Accepting and appreciating our children De-escalating a meltdown Understanding why repeat problems occur Creating a prevention plan Demands Waiting Threats to self-image Unmet wishes for attention Read More

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To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, t...here are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss. In When Children Grieve, the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss. There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference. Read More

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For millions of men on the path to recovery, Victims No Longer is the next step. The first book written specifically for men, Vict...ims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to: Identify and validate their childhood experiences Explore strategies of survival and healing Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion Establish a support network for continued personal recovery Make choices that aren t determined by abuse Psychotherapist Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader. Thoroughly updated and revised, and including an expanded Resources section, Victims No Longer educates survivors and professionals about the recovery process speaking to the pain, needs, fears, and hopes of the adult male survivor. Read More

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A fully revised and updated edition of the essential guide for men and women moving through the turmoil of divorce.

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There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky . . . From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampto...n had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, and a thriving photography career. When she learned she was pregnant with their second child, they were ecstatic. But when their new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her sister, Lainey, had at birth. As her friends and family celebrated, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift. With lyrical prose and gorgeous photography, Bloom takes readers on a wondrous journey through Nella s first year of life a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes. Read More

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The Babyproofers are three women who wouldn t trade their roles as mothers for anything, and they love their husbands deeply. But ...after living through it and hearing the stories of hundreds of other couples, they know that with young children in the house, you need to block the stairs with baby gates, put plastic covers over the outlets, AND take the necessary steps to safeguard your marriage. Babyproofing Your Marriage is the warts-and-all truth about how having children can affect your relationship. The transition to parenthood can be a tough adjustment for any couple, but the good news is: you are not alone. Better yet, there are hundreds of simple but effective ways you can stay connected as husband and wife and still be good parents. The authors evenhanded approach to both sides of the marital equation allows spouses to understand each other in a whole new way. With loads of humor, compassion, and practical advice, the Babyproofers will guide first-time parents and veterans alike around the rocky shores of the early parenting years. Read More

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In her pioneering Facing Codependence, Pia Mellody traced the origins of codependence back to childhood and a wide range of emotio...nal, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Now in this innovative new workbook, she presents a step-by-step journal-keeping method for moving toward recovery from codependence. Based on such concepts as the "precious child" and the five core symptoms of codependence, along with the Twelve-Step process of recovery used by Codependents Anonymous, Breaking Free provides strategies and insights for attacking the fundamental problem in codependence the lack of dependence on self. In a three-part approach to recovery, Mellody first shows recovering codependents how to move beyond denial of their childhood history of abuse. She then offers techniques to identify concrete ways in which the symptoms of codependence operate in their lives. Finally, Mellody guides users through the process of identifying and recording specific instances of improvement in their lives as an aid to greater self-awareness and further recovery. An innovative, step-by-step journal for moving toward recovery from codependence. Read More

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The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad s relationship with his equally offbeat son complete with fast car...s, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble John Robison was not your typical dad. Diagnosed with Asperger s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. Instead of a speech about the birds and the bees, he told his son, Cubby, that he d bought him at the Kid Store and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would ?do all chores.? While other parents played catch with their kids, John taught Cubby to drive the family s antique Rolls-Royce. Still, Cubby seemed to be turning out pretty well, at least until school authorities decided that he was dumb and stubborn the very same thing John had been told as a child. Did Cubby have Asperger s too? The answer was unclear. One thing was clear, though: By the time he turned seventeen, Cubby had become a brilliant and curious chemist smart enough to make military-grade explosives and bring federal agents calling. With Cubby facing a felony trial and up to sixty years in prison both father and son were forced to take stock of their lives, finally accepting that being ?on the spectrum? is both a challenge and a unique gift. Read More

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Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, th...ere will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You ll find practical solutions for how to:- Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training - See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline not punishment - Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills - Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges - And much, much more!This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times. Read More

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This updated and expanded edition gives a fresh informative edge to an already definitive book. New sections discuss "sex after si...xty" and five reasons why God created sex, all supported by the very latest findings in the fields of medicine and sociology. For engaged couples and newlyweds who want to make lovemaking a joy from the start . . . For couples who have been married for years and want to maintain the flame or rekindle the embers . . . for every husband or wife who wants to be a better lover -- here are the insights into each other s bodies, psychosexual makeup, and need for tender, unselfish affection that can help you achieve your goal. With over 2.5 million copies in print, The Act of Marriage has helped thousands of Christian couples maximize their joy in sexual union and saved countless marriages. Pastors, doctors, and psychologists alike have endorsed the frank, practical insights. Read More

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The only annual college financial aid guide with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE aid forms! As ...seen in USA TODAY, the Wall Street Journal, Money, and the Los Angeles Times, Paying for College Without Going Broke will help you: ? Calculate the actual costs of college ? Increase your chances of receiving aid ? Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal if needed ? Plan strategically as an independent student or divorced or single parent ? Avoid costly mistakes when applying Paying for College Without Going Broke includes a foreword by Bill Clinton, as well as in-depth line-by-line strategies for filling out 2013-2014 aid forms, including the required federal FAFSA form. Read More

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Today s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little tim...e, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: ? Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. ? Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. ? Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child s daily torrent of constant doing. ? Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children s "screen time" to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation. A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children. Read More

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MAKING BABIES offers a proven 3-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggre...ssive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Dr. David and Blakeway know a better way. Starting by identifying "fertility types," they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF. MAKING BABIES is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention. Dr. David and Blakeway are revolutionizing the fertility field, one baby at a time. Read More

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What do we wish most for our children? Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course! Fortunately, a wide array of sc...ientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain. Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do s and don ts in action, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley s Greater Good Science Center, boils the process down to 10 simple happiness-inducing steps. With great wit, wisdom, and compassion, Carter covers the day-to-day pressure points of parenting how best to discipline, get kids to school and activities on time, and get dinner on the table as well as the more elusive issues of helping children build healthy friendships and develop emotional intelligence. In these 10 key steps, she helps you interact confidently and consistently with your kids to foster the skills, habits, and mindsets that will set the stage for positive emotions now and into their adolescence and beyond. Inside you will discover ? the best way avoid raising a brat changing bad habits into good ones ? tips on how to change your kids attitude into gratitude ? the trap of trying to be perfect and how to stay clear of its pitfalls ? the right way to praise kids and why too much of the wrong kind can be just as bad as not enough ? the spirit of kindness how to raise kind, compassionate, and loving children ?strategies for inspiring kids to do boring (but necessary) tasks and become more self-motivated in the process Complete with a series of ?try this? tips, secrets, and strategies, Raising Happiness is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you instill joy in your kids and, in the process, become more joyful yourself. 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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For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and ...guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children s college years from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information. When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What issues of identity and intimacy await students? What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students and for parents? What is different about today s college environment? What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes? Read More

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Suzy Giordano, affectionately known as "The Baby Coach," shares her highly effective sleep-training method in this step-by-step gu...ide to let both baby and parent enjoy long, peaceful nights. Full of common sense and specific tips, the Baby Coach s plan offers time- and family-tested techniques to help any baby up to the age of 18 months who has trouble sleeping through the night. Originally developed for newborn multiples, this sleep-training method worked so well with twins and triplets that families with singletons and older babies began asking Suzy to share her recipe for success, resulting in: regular feeding times; 12 hours sleep at night; three hours sleep during the day; peace of mind for parent and baby; and less strain on parents - and their marriage. This edition includes a new chapter on implementing the program with babies up to 18 months. Read More

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"Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I a...ct out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children s unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child and within the adoptive home. Read More

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From one of America s most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood. So, what is fatherhood...? I...t s pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. It s helping your children learn English as a second language. It s asking your son to make up a name rather than tell anyone who he is. It s knowing that "Everything s okay, Dad!" means "I haven t killed anyone!" It s the book every father will love. It s Bill Cosby at his wittiest, wisest, and warmest. "Bill Cosby makes fatherhood come alive. He takes us on a comedic yet insightful journey through the awesome shifting sands of parenthood. Though this volume is titled Fatherhood, its effect will be to strengthen the entire family." from the afterword by Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. Read More

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Since 1994, the best-selling classic Fighting for Your Marriage has been the go-to reference for couples that want to enhance thei...r marriage and prevent divorce. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition (which contains a new instructional DVD for couples) is based on the widely acclaimed PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples who use the strategies of this proven approach are able to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up. The authors have included a wealth of proven, research-based techniques and down-to-earth guidance for all couples who seek to promote greater character and pleasure in their long-term relationships. Praise for Fighting for Your Marriage "A divorce prevention society should be formed to place a copy of this book in every hotel room in this country. Every wife or husband struggling to stay married, especially happily married, should read this book." Maggie Gallagher, coauthor, The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially "I love this book! If you want to be happily, successfully married, buy it, master it, and it s all you ll ever need. While you re at it, buy a copy for every couple you love. You won t need one for your kids, they ll learn by watching you." Diane Sollee, founder and director, Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education Read More

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Children:The Challenge gives the key to parents who seek to build trust and love in their families, and raise happier, healthier, ...and better behaved children. Based on a lifetime of experience with children their problems, their delights, their challenges Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, one of America s foremost child psychiatrists presents an easy to follow program that teaches parents how to cope with the common childhood problems that occur from toddler through preteen years. This warm and reassuring reference helps parents to understand their children s actions better, giving them the guidance necessary to discipline lovingly and effectively. Based on a lifetime of experience with children, Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, one of America s foremost child psychiatrists, presents an easy-to-follow program that teaches parents step-by-step how to cope with the common childhood problems that occur from toddler through preteen years. Read More

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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relatio...nships with their children. Written by renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, this revolutionary book offered a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing and introduced new communication techniques that would change the way parents spoke with, and listened to, their children. Dr. Ginott s innovative approach to parenting has influenced an entire generation of experts in the field, and now his methods can work for you, too. In this revised edition, Dr. Alice Ginott, clinical psychologist and wife of the late Haim Ginott, and family relationship specialist Dr. H. Wallace Goddard usher this bestselling classic into the new century while retaining the book s positive message and Haim Ginott s warm, accessible voice. Based on the theory that parenting is a skill that can be learned, this indispensable handbook will show you how to: ? Discipline without threats, bribes, sarcasm, and punishment ? Criticize without demeaning, praise without judging, and express anger without hurting ? Acknowledge rather than argue with children s feelings, perceptions, and opinions ? Respond so that children will learn to trust and develop self-confidence In Between Parent and Child, renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott offered a prescription for empathetic yet disciplined childrearing that put an emphasis on good communication skills, an approach that influenced many subsequent experts in the field. In this new edition, clinical psychologist Alice Ginott (the wife of the late Haim Ginott) and family relationship specialist H. Wallace Goddard usher Between Parent and Child into the new century while retaining the book s positive message and Haim Ginott s warm, accessible voice. Among other skills, parents will learn how to: -- Praise children for their actions, not their existence -- Criticize a particular act rather than generally denigrating a child -- Avoid threats, bribes, and sarcasm to improve parent-child communication Read More

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A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones ?This is the best book on relations...hips I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.? Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship ?John Gottman is our leading explorer of the inner world of relationships. In The Relationship Cure, he has found gold once again.?William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart ?When he says his five steps will help you build better connections with the people you care about, you know that they have been demonstrated to work.? E. Mavis Heatherington, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Virginia From the country s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work. In The Relationship Cure, Dr. Gottman: * Reveals the key elements of healthy relationships, emphasizing the importance of what he calls ?emotional connection? * Introduces the powerful new concept of the emotional ?bid,? the fundamental unit of emotional connection * Provides remarkably empowering tools for improving the way you bid for emotional connection and how you respond to others bids Read More

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