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Step into the world of Alison Armstrong… …where love, care and attention from men are normal and relied upon and a way of life ava...ilable for every woman. Do you have to sell your soul? Not even close. This book can be your guide, an unexpected friend, even a prophecy for your future. Funny, information-packed text, illustrative charts and enlightening side-bars will deliver priceless insights into men, their motivations and their inspirations. Making Sense of Men will teach you: * Why men pursue some women for sex and others for heart-felt relationships * How to tell when a man is emotionally involved * How to inspire generosity and attentiveness in all men * How you can be strong and successful without discouraging men * Finally the information previously available only at the live seminar is now here in print, complete with anecdotes and additional information from Alison Armstrong. Read More

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Christmas used to be a joyous time for Judi Straub, but that was before her parents passed away and her siblings became too busy t...o socialize with their old maid sister. Holidays spent with friends were a nightmare. Then one late December Judi won an all-expense-paid trip to Puerto Rico where Harry Powell swept her off her feet. But her fantasy of happily-ever-after was quickly derailed. Would Judi always have a Blue Christmas? Read More

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(This is a fifty page piece.) On January 29, 2006, Denise Grover Swank s life changed forever. On that afternoon, her husband of t...en years crash-landed his malfunctioning single-engine plane in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Dr. Darrell Swank suffered multiple fractures, and third degree burns over sixty percent of his body when the gas tank exploded as he crawled away from the wreckage. Over the next five weeks, she struggled to be a mother to their children while she kept a near round-the-clock vigil at the hospital. Darrell s survival was questionable from one day to the next, and even if he survived, would he be the same man he was before the crash? Did his fate depend on this test of her faith? The Death of Me is the true story of a wife and mother living day to day through a fog of shock and unimaginable agony. And, alone in the aftermath, fumbling for some way to not only survive, but to thrive. It is a story of pain, of release, of forgiveness. And of healing, resilience, and rebirth. It is a story of a writer finding her voice. Read More

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Susan Forward s practical and powerful book will help couples cope with terrible and toxic in–laws. Toxic in–laws are in–laws who ...create genuine chaos through various assaults––aggressive or subtle––on you and your marriage. Toxic–in laws come in a wide variety of guises, " The Critics.; ", who tell you what you re doing wrong, "The Controllers.;", who try to run you and your partner s life, " The Engulfers.;", who make incessant demands on your time, " The Masters of Chaos.;", who drain you and your partner with their problems, and, " The Rejecters.;", who let you know they don t want you as part of their family. Susan Forward draws on real–life voices and stories of both women and men struggling to free themselves from the frustrating, hurtful and infuriating relationships with their toxic in–laws. Dr. Forward offers you highly effective communication and behavioral techniques for getting through to partners who won t or can t stand up to their parents. Next, she lays out accessible and practical ways to reclaim you marriage from your in–laws. She shows you what to say, what to do and what limits to set. If you follow these strategies, you may not turn toxic in–laws into the in–laws of your dreams, but you will find some peace in your relationship with them. Read More

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In life you can t help who you fall in love with, sometimes things just happen. Thirty eight year old Chloe Mitchell finds herself... in a sticky situation when she falls for another man before finalizing her divorce. When lies and betrayal come into play things shift out of control and relationships get tested. Just when things seem they couldn t get any worse, trust and love becomes uncertain and Chloe s secret is exposed. Secrets are meant to be kept, but when love is involved there are no exceptions to the rules. 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 From the Trade Paperback edition. 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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What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE and WAR will do for married couples e...verywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces. With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic. They begin LOVE and WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement: Marriage is fabulously hard. They advise that the sooner we get the shame and confusion off our backs, the sooner we ll find our way through. LOVE and WAR shows couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them together. Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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In his extraordinary new book, Terrence Real, distinguished therapist and bestselling author, presents a long overdue message that... women need to hear: You aren t crazy–you re right! Women have changed in the last twenty-five years–they have become powerful, independent, self-confident, and happy. Yet many men remain irresponsible and emotionally detached. They don t know how to respond to frustrated partners who just want their mates to show up and grow up. Enter the good news: In this revolutionary book, Real shows women how to master the new rules of twenty-first-century marriage by offering them a set of effective tools with which they can create the truly intimate relationship that they desire and deserve. He identifies five non-starters to avoid and shares practical strategies for bringing honesty, passion, and joy back to even the most difficult relationship. Using his experience helping thousands of couples shift from despair to profound emotional closeness, Real guides you through the process of relationship repair with exercises that you can do alone or with your partner. With this program you ll discover how to - identify and articulate your wants and needs - listen well and respond generously - set limits, and stand up for yourself - embrace and appreciate what you have - know when to seek outside help The New Rules of Marriage will introduce you to a radically new kind of relationship, one based on the idea that every woman has the power to transform her marriage, while men, given the right support, have it in them to rise to the occasion. We have never wanted so much from our relationships as we do today. More than any other generation, we yearn for our mates to be lifelong friends and lovers. The New Rules of Marriage shows us how to fulfill this courageous and uncompromising new vision. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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When they were first released in the 1980s, Janet Woititz s groundbreaking works, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Struggle for Intim...acy and The Self-Sabotage Syndrome, provided a new message of hope to adult children who had grown up in the shadow of alcoholic parents. Their message today is as profound and timeless as it was two decades ago. Now, in this complete collection, readers will learn again the insight and healing power of Janet Wotitiz s words. The Complete ACoA Sourcebook is a compilation of three of Dr. Woititz s classic books, addressing head-on the symptoms of The Adult Children of Alcoholics syndrome and providing strategies for living a normal life as an adult. Readers will find help for themselves: at home, in intimate relationships and on the job. They will discover the reasons for the way they think, believe and feel about themselves; ACoAs often feel isolated, have difficulty in relationships, in the workplace and in feeling good about themselves. Readers who are familiar with Woititz s work will find wisdom once again in this classic collection. Those new to ACoA will gain fresh insight into their behavior patterns and find an avenue for self-love and healing. Noted ACoA expert Dr. Robert Ackerman, author of the best-selling Perfect Daughters and Silent Sons, provides a foreword and explains why Janet Woititz s message will continue to help millions of readers for generations to come. Read More

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How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can t believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to ...me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents workshops that combined Siegel s cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell s thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children. Read More

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Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the 2.5 million Americans who suffer from the disease. Like depression and oth...er serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends and coworkers. And, according to the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, 15% of children diagnosed with ADHD may actually be suffering from early-onset of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies reveals some of the causes and consequences of bipolar disorder, let you in on some crisis survival strategies, and describe ways that friends and family members can support loved ones who have the disease. The book includes an overview of the causes and symptoms of bipolar disorder, explains step-by-step how to obtain an accurate diagnosis, discusses the medications available, and tells what you can and can t do to help someone with the disease. You ll learn: The different categories and potential causes of bipolar disorder How to select the right mental health specialist Managing employment-related issues brought on because of the disorder How bipolar disorder affects children Advocating for yourself or a loved one Planning ahead for manic and depressive episodes Selecting the best medications for you including alternative "natural" treatments How to survive an immediate crisis situation Identifying triggers and mapping your moods Complete with fill-in-the-blanks forms and charts, key web site and email addresses, and first-hand accounts from real people, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies gives you the latest information and self-help strategies you and your loved ones need to help everyone affected feel a whole lot better. Read More

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David Kessler, one of the most renowned experts on death and grief, takes on three uniquely shared experiences that challenge our ...ability to explain and fully understand the mystery of our final days. The first is “visions.” As the dying lose sight of this world, some people appear to be looking into the world to come. The second shared experience is getting ready for a “trip.” The phenomenon of preparing oneself for a journey isn t new or unusual. In fact, during our loved ones last hours, they may often think of their impending death as a transition or journey. These trips may seem to us to be all about leaving, but for the dying, they may be more about arriving. Finally, the third phenomenon is “crowded rooms.” The dying often talk about seeing a room full of people, as they constantly repeat the word crowded. In truth, we never die alone. Just as loving hands greeted us when we were born, so will loving arms embrace us when we die. In the tapestry of life and death, we may begin to see connections to the past that we missed in life. While death may look like a loss to the living, the last hours of a dying person may be filled with fullness rather than emptiness. In this fascinating book, which includes a new Afterword, Kessler brings us stunning stories from the bedsides of the dying that will educate, enlighten, and comfort us all. Read More

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Children need love, trust, affection and discipline. From one generation to the next, the challenge of helping children into respo...nsible adults doesn t change. Dr. Dobson s classic Dare to Discipline, a practical, reassuring guide for caring parents, has sold over 2 million copies since its release in 1970. What gives a book that kind of staying power? The ability to meet a real, felt need in the marketplace. Today, a whole new generation of parents is turning to Dr. Dobson s wise counsel. Some things never change. Tyndale House Publishers and Dr. Dobson are proud to present The New Dare to Discipline, completely updated to meet family needs in the 90 s. Spanish available 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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Ron Deal explodes the myth of the "blended" family as he provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues that stepfamilies f...ace. He helps remarried and soon-to-be married couples: Recognize the unique personality and place of each family member; Solve the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships; Learn communication skills to deal with ex-spouses; Honor families of origin while developing new traditions; Invest the time to grow their stepfamily slowly rather than look for instant results. No two stepfamilies are alike, and the principles, information, illustrations, discussion questions, and activities in The Smart Stepfamily help couples focus on their specific situation to build healthy marriages and peaceful families. Based on Ron Deal s nationwide stepfamily seminars, this material is equally helpful for couples, small groups, pastors, and counselors. Read More

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The average pregnancy lasts 280 days and the suspense can be excruciating! The Pregnancy Countdown Book counts down the biggest mi...lestones every step of the way, with one page of helpful information for each day of your pregnancy. Here are tips from doctors and mothers, amusing anecdotes and quotes, and all of the uncensored details that other books won t tell you. The perfect gift for expecting moms of all ages, The Pregnancy Countdown Book is a delightfully irreverent look at the craziest nine months of your life. Read More

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Makes the perfect gift for your bookworm. It has a bendable arm that allows you to aim the light where you want it. Sturdy clip th...at works on Paperback and Hardcover. Long lasting LED light that will give you thousands of hours of use. Contains small parts; not suitable for children under 3 Read More

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For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid that like to hit the books! This plastic bookmark features Greg Heffley with his typical unhappy ...blank stare. Mark your spot and never lose your place again as Greg s head sticks out at the spot! Imported Read More

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This note card duo set in a keepsake book box from Punch Studio contains 24 gold foil-embellished cards. Open the box to find 12 c...ards each of 2 designs with coordinating full-color envelopes. 24 gold foil-embellished cards; 12 cards each of 2 designs Coordinating envelopes Cards measure 3 ½”L x 5”W Packaged in a keepsake box that measures 6 ½”L x 8 ¼”W x 2”D Imported Read More

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The Harry Potter Cardboard Standup is a life-size cutout prop of the titular character and the protagonist from the film series ba...sed on the novels by British author J.K. Rowling. In this Harry Potter cutout he is pointing his wand directly at the viewer and wearing the Hogwart s Gryffindor uniform. The main story of the books covers seven years in the life of the orphan who on his eleventh birthday learns he is a wizard. He attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn magic under the guidance of the kind headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Harry also discovers that he is already famous throughout the wizarding world and that his fate is tied with that of Lord Voldemort the universally feared Dark wizard who killed Harry s mother and father. Made of heavy-duty cardboard with high quality full color laminated graphic. The standee can stand-up or hang on a wall. Standee also folds in half for storage. Dimensions: 66 x 26 . Read More

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Twenty-five black (80 lb. cover weight in linen pattern) scrapbook pages with 25 gray cover sheets (60 lb. parchment like text wei...ght). Color: Wine. Read More

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In TAMING MAD MAX, a 2008 Golden Heart finalist under the title BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, Max and Kari learn that sometimes life off...ers a second chance to get it right. Max Dutton, a starting NFL linebacker for the Los Angeles Condors, lives life like there s no tomorrow because he knows that in the blink of an eye it could all be over. His father and grandfather both passed away at an early age. For this reason, Max also shies away from forming close relationships. What would be the point of falling in love and starting a family only to leave them as his father left him and his sisters? Nutrition expert, Kari Murphy, went through high school with a mad crush on Max Dutton. He was the hot football player back then and she realizes nothing has changed when she s hired by the NFL franchise to give Max healthy-eating advice, foolproof facts about carbohydrates and tasteful tips on cooking and shopping smart. Other books by Theresa Ragan HAVING MY BABY (#1 of the BAYLOR FAMILY SERIES) FINDING KATE HUNTLEY (romantic suspense) RETURN OF THE ROSE (time travel romance) A KNIGHT IN CENTRAL PARK (time travel romance) Read More

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The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey... is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia s actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situation.Two years ago Sophia s mother had a terrible accident. Sophia has been in care ever since.Right away, Casey feels something isn t right. Sophia s a well-developed girl, who looks more like 18 than 12. She only seems to have eyes and ears for men, and treats all women with contempt and disgust. And she has everyone around her jumping through hoops.Over time, as more details begin to emerge about Sophia s past, it becomes clear that her behaviour is a front for an early life filled with pain and suffering. But although Casey feels she is gradually breaking through to Sophia and getting her to open up about things she has never spoken about before, her violence is threatening the safety of the whole family, forcing Casey to question whether she can really handle this lost and damaged girl.Both shocking and inspiring, this true story will shed new light on the extreme and sometimes dangerous nature of foster care.Includes a sample chapter of Little Prisoners. Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for six years after giving up her position as a behaviour manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home.As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child through a specific behavioural modification programme, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care.Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping.Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren.The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym. 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? A month-by-month pregnancy guide. Read More

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In this fourth book in the series, Jeff Resnick faces a new dilemma: someone is stalking his sister-in-law, Brenda, who fears that... violence from pro-life supporters will escalate near the women s clinic where she works. Or could the vandalism, threatening phone calls, and letters against her have come from her abusive ex-husband? Meanwhile, Jeff grapples with meeting his estranged father and the sister he never knew existed. Could Patty Resnick be the key to Brenda s stalker? The Jeff Resnick Mysteries: Murder On The Mind Dead In Red Room At The Inn Cheated By Death Bound By Suggestion Other Jeff Resnick Stories When The Spirit Moves You Bah! Humbug Cold Case Read More

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"Though the title, “Why Me?” suggests self-pity, the book is not a cry for pity but more about the author s success in spite of he...r traumatic childhood." ~ Indiereader.com Now a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller! In the blink of an eye, Mom ran up behind me and pushed me into the fence. Instinctively, I reached out my arms to stop my fall and ended up grabbing the live fence. My hands clamped around the thin wires, and my body collapsed to the ground as the electricity coursed through it. I opened my eyes and saw my mother standing over me with the strangest smile on her face. “Oh, my God, I m going to die!” I thought in panic. Imagine never being able to close your eyes and remember the feel of your mother s arms wrapped around you. Now imagine closing your eyes and remembering your mother s tears splashing down on your face as she is on top of you, crying as she is trying to choke you to death. My mother left me these memories and many more during my traumatic childhood. After many years of struggling with trying to understand “Why Me?” I took back control of my life and started saying, “It was me, now what am I going to do?” The answer is my book, “Why Me?”. It is my childhood journey through the terrors of physical and mental abuse from first grade until the day I moved out. It is my way of letting the world know what was really going on behind closed doors. Read More

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4.5 STAR, ROMANTIC TIMES TOP PICK and Winner of the Romance Reviews Today PERFECT TEN Award!!! Originally published in 2004 by War...ner Books (Warner Forever). When nothing is as it seems, all you can do is trust your heart... On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Meara O Rourke can t help but feel alone. With her last remaining relative newly buried and her potentially disastrous engagement freshly broken, she makes a resolution to begin her life anew--only to have an unexpected phone call turn her whole world upside down. Her biological mother Sheila, whom she met only once six years before, lies in critical condition in a nearby hospital. And though the woman once refused to see her daughter ever again--her last wish is just the opposite. A few whispered words, and Sheila is gone. But the questions she has put into her daughter s head, and the historic stone inn she has unknowingly bequeathed, sweep Meara up into the whirlwind of another life--and a legacy of deception. When Meara begins to have memories of a place she s never been, she realizes that while finding out the truth about her birth and adoption could answer all her questions--it could also tear her apart. “A marvelous story that skillfully interweaves romance with the mystery...Claire makes each element of this terrific tale count.” June 2004 Top Pick -- Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine “An absorbing family mystery…there s no denying that this story is suspenseful.”-- Publisher s Weekly "One of the best books I have read this year...An element of suspense runs through the pages, and the endearing tale builds to a crescendo of excitement and thrill while warming the heart. Meant To Be is a powerful story of love, healing, discovery and truth...I closed the covers wishing I could stay inside the green world of Meara and Fletcher s mountain. Ms. Claire has woven a tale that touched my soul and will live as a cherished keeper to read again and again. I am pleased to award MEANT TO BE our finest honor, RRT s Perfect 10" Perfect 10 Award -- Romance Reviews Today "Intriguing and thought provoking...don t be surprised if you need a tissue or two along the way. Edie Claire has written another keeper." Rating: 9/10 -- Contemporary Romance Writers “Edie Claire has a flair for creating a strong and suspenseful narrative that still contains satisfying elements of love and romance... the suspense which continues unabated through the length of the novel holds readers utterly captivated while the compelling story and growing romance tug at their heartstrings...richly imagined and very insightful, Meant To Be is destined for the keeper shelf." -- Road to Romance “This very involving novel combines the best of suspense and romance...The revelations continue almost until the final pages, and will keep the reader thoroughly engrossed.” -- Romance Reader s Connection "A wonderful book! The story displays a depth of emotion and character that is truly refreshing...a joy to read." -- Fallen Angel Reviews "The feel of a thoroughly modern subject with a slightly Gothic mood." -- New and Previously Owned Books "A story that will tear at your heart...excellent offering from a premier author." -- Writers Unlimited "Meant to be written, read and remembered in your heart decades after you ve turned the last page. Edie Claire is an exceptional author and keeper of the heart." -- Writers Room Magazine "A paragon of superbly written, compelling women s literature." -- My Shelf Read More

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"A hilarious romance! The storyline was entertaining and funny; the characters were unique, colorful,and relatable. I had a hard t...ime putting this one down because I never knew what funny catastrophe or line would come next." --The Cajun Book Lady "This story was impossible for me to put down."-- Coffee Time Romance and More Fourteen Days Later was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones. When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend s best work trousers, it s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse. Helen s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe s brother, Kalem. How will Kalem and Helen get together when she s too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem s Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out? Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days? ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sibel Hodge is the author of bestselling romantic comedy Fourteen Days Later. She has 8 cats and 1 husband. In her spare time, she s Wonder Woman! When she s not out saving the world from dastardly demons she writes an eclectic mix of romantic comedies, mysteries, thrillers, children s books, and non fiction. Her other books include My Perfect Wedding, The Baby Trap, The Fashion Police (Amber Fox Mystery), Be Careful What You Wish For (Amber Fox Mystery), Voodoo Deadly (Amber Fox Mystery) How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men s Room (and other short stories), It s a Catastrophe, Healing Meditations for Surviving Grief and Loss, and A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey. Her work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, and nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges. For Sibel s latest book releases, giveaways, and gossip, why not sign up to her newsletter at: http://www.sibelhodge.com/contact-followme.php Read More

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Perfect for expecting parents who want to provide a soothing home for the newest member of their family, The Happiest Baby on the ...Block, the national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, is a revolutionary method for calming a crying infant and promoting healthy sleep from day one. In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries --an automatic “off-switch” for their baby s crying. No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy. Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. “I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history …and I explain exactly how they work.” In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born. Through his research and experience, he has developed four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses: ·The Missing Fourth Trimester: as odd as it may sound, one of the main reasons babies cry is because they are born three months too soon. ·The Calming Reflex: the automatic reset switch to stop crying of any baby in the first few months of life. ·The 5 “S s”: the simple steps (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking) that trigger the calming reflex. For centuries, parents have tried these methods only to fail because, as with a knee reflex, the calming reflex only works when it is triggered in precisely the right way. Unlike other books that merely list these techniques Dr. Karp teaches parents exactly how to do them, to guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity in minutes…and help them sleep longer too. ·The Cuddle Cure: the perfect mix the 5 “S s” that can soothe even the most colicky of infants. In the book, Dr. Karp also explains: What is colic? Why do most babies get much more upset in the evening? How can a parent calm a baby--in mere minutes? Can babies be spoiled? When should a parent of a crying baby call the doctor? How can a parent get their baby to sleep a few hours longer? Even the most loving moms and dads sometimes feel pushed to the breaking point by their infant s persistent cries. Coming to the rescue, however, Dr. Karp places in the hands of parents, grandparents, and all childcare givers the tools they need to be able to calm their babies almost as easily as…turning off a light. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how... moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed and now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the world s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don t come with, but should. And now, it s better than ever. Every parent s must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom s and dad s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible. Read More

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This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to paren...t effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles. Indexed for easy reference. 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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"A wonderful reminder that economic hardship can bring suffering but can also foster compassion and community." -The Boston Globe ...In hard economic times like these, readers will find bestselling author Ted Gup s unique book uplifting as well as captivating. Inside a suitcase kept in his mother s attic, Gup discovered letters written to his grandfather in response to an ad placed in a Canton, Ohio, newspaper in 1933 that offered cash to seventy-five families facing a devastating Christmas. The author travels coast to coast to unveil the lives behind the letters, describing a range of hardships and recreating in his research the hopes and suffering of Depression-era Americans, even as he uncovers the secret life led by the grandfather he thought he knew. Read More

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Winner of Disney s iParenting Media Award for Best Product “Easy naptime solutions that really work without any tears.” Kathy Lynn..., President, Parenting Today “Naps: Children need them. Parents want them. Here are the tools to make them happen.” Maureen A. Doolan Boyle, Executive Director, MOST (Mothers of Supertwins), Inc. Does your child: nap only in your arms, a sling, a swing, or the car? require elaborate rituals before sleeping? get fussy, act cranky, or have tantrums due to lack of sleep? take very short naps or none at all? Naps are important to a child s mood, well-being, and development. The No-Cry Nap Solution offers you a proven formula to allow your baby, toddler, or preschooler to get daily restorative rest. You ll learn gentle, loving, tear-free techniques, developed by world-renowned parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley and tested by hundreds of families around the world, guaranteed to help you: Convince any child to nap every day Effortlessly settle your child for naptime in his or her own bed Turn short, fitful naps into long, peaceful ones Establish a nap schedule that works for you and your child Easily adapt nap routines to your child s developing needs Confidently deal with sudden changes, nap strikes, and travel Read More

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Few authors are better prepared to write about fatherhood than John C. Carr, a social worker and psychotherapist who understands t...he psychological development of both infants and men. And, as a dad of three, he s on the front lines of fathering. Carr covers not only practical “how-tos,” but also the more elusive, emotional side of being a father. Plus, he discusses the crucial impact a father s presence has on his child-and why he should be present right from the start. Men will find reassurance, as well as the insights and skills needed to manage work, family expectations, and their own needs as they adapt to their new role. Read More

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Warning! New parents are likely to experience: Scorekeeping An exceedingly complex, often relentless, tit-for-tat war waged by hus...bands and wives over the division of parenting responsibilities and domestic chores. The Ten O Clock Shoulder Tap Considered by many men to be a form of foreplay. A paw on a wife s shoulder is how some men indicate their desire for sex. The Tap is rarely accompanied by a term of endearment or any other verbal form of communication and is seldom well received by the often-sleeping/almost-always-exhausted wife. The frustrated husband, meanwhile, wonders if his wife has pulled a Bait and Switch in the bedroom. Clash of the Grannies A high stakes "who will have the greatest influence on the grandkids" tournament played by each set of grandparents. Competitive categories include: the Title Championship (who gets to be called "Grandma"), the Battle for Floor and Wall Space, the Battle for Face Time, and Gratuitous Grandparental Gift-Giving. 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 authors explore the transition to parenthood in light of their own experiences, with input from their husbands and commentary from men and women across the country. Their evenhanded approach to both sides of the marital equation allows spouses to understand each other in a whole new way. With loads of humor and practical advice, the Babyproofers will guide first-time parents and veterans alike around the rocky shores of the early parenting years. Don t fall prey to common relationship pitfalls: Babyproof Your Marriage! Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review Sammy Keyes has thr...ee wads of cold hard cash in her hot little hands. An old guy gave them to her. Well, actually, he told her to throw them away. Begged her. With his last dying breath. Which he was taking because Sammy had just scared the life right out of him. So . . . she s got to get this man some help. She s got to do it without being seen herself. And she s got to figure out how to stash that cash. Aw, c mon! You d keep the money too, right? No one ever needs to know. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. Read More

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"Sheila manages to survive the episodic trials of the summer--the beginners swimming test, the revelations of her friends Slam B...ooks, even the presence of the dog who goes with the Tubmans rented summer home....Sheila s ongoing crisis of image is as easy to identify with as it is to laugh at."--Kirkus Reviews. A summer in Tarrytown, New York, is a lot of fun for ten-year-old Sheila even though her friends make her face up to some self-truths she does not want to admit. Read More

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This time, I may be in way over my head. What started out as a simple undercover mission at a beauty pageant in New York City has ...turned into complete chaos! The pageant s sponsor, Pretty Face Cosmetics, knows that I ve uncovered a big secret about their product, and now I m in serious trouble. They want to keep me quiet - no matter what it takes. Now I m being held hostage by two supercreepy bad guys, without a phone, and worse, without my friends! I know that Bess and George are doing everything they can to find me, but time is running out. I have to figure out a way to get back to that pageant so I can reveal Pretty Face s secret...before it s too late for the next Miss Pretty Face, and millions of other girls! Read More

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Narnia. . .where dwarfs are loyal and tough and strong or are they. . .where you must say goodbye. . .and where the adventure begi...ns again. The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia when Narnia is stirred and upset. And Narnia is in trouble now: A false Aslan roams the land. Narnia s only hope is that Eustace and Jill, old friends to Narnia, will be able to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land. Their task is a difficult one because, as the Centaur says, "The stars never lie, but Men and Beasts do." Who is the real Aslan and who is the imposter? In the conclusion of the saga that began with The Magician s Nephew, a false Aslan is roaming Narnia, commanding everyone to work for the cruel Calormenes. Can Eustace and Jill find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land? The last battle is the greatest of all and the final struggle between good and evil. When evil comes to Narnia, Jill and Eustace help fight the great last battle and Aslan leads his people to a glorious new paradise. Read More

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The third book in the GUARDIANS OF GA HOOLE series, a classic hero mythology, chronicles Soren s quest for his missing mentor, Ezy...lryb, and battle against his evil brother, Kludd. Now that Soren has been reunited with his sister, Eglantine, he must face his next challenge: making sense of the mysterious disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. When Soren discovers that Ezylryb is in danger, he and his friends Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger devise a plan to save the beloved teacher. In this process, Soren must fight a ferocious foe who wears a terrifying metal beak, sharpened for battle. It s not until the confrontation is over that Soren discovers the true identity of his opponent. The metal beaked warrior is Soren s evil brother, Kludd. Read More

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It was hard to say good-bye to Percy -- but fans don t have to! A lovable new generation of demigods have their own prophecy to pr...epare for, and their hero Perseus Jackson just may turn up in times of need. Read More

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Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described “friendless nerd,” he moves from place to place every c...ouple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich even though they know he has a deathly allergy Ambrose is philosophical. Irene, however, is not and decides that Ambrose will be home-schooled. Alone in the evenings when Irene goes to work, Ambrose pesters Cosmo, the twenty-five-year-old son of the Greek landlords who live upstairs. Cosmo has just been released from jail for breaking and entering to support a drug habit. Quite by accident, Ambrose discovers that they share a love of Scrabble and coerces Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where Cosmo falls for Amanda, the club director. Posing as Ambrose s Big Brother to impress her, Cosmo is motivated to take Ambrose to the weekly meetings and to give him lessons in self-defense. Cosmo, Amanda, and Ambrose soon form an unlikely alliance and, for the first time in his life, Ambrose blossoms. The characters at the Scrabble Club come to embrace Ambrose for who he is and for their shared love of words. There s only one problem: Irene has no idea what Ambrose is up to. In this brilliantly observed novel, author Susin Nielsen transports the reader to the world of competitive Scrabble as seen from the honest yet funny viewpoint of a boy who s searching for acceptance and for a place to call home. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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Knights are waiting outside your lair, ready for a fight. Will you be a nice dragon, or will you flatten them all Will you hoard g...old in your cave, or seek adventure Every TWISTED JOURNEYS® graphic novel lets YOU control the action by choosing which path to follow. Which twists and turns will your journey take Read More

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Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. ...Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world s greatest teenage criminal mastermind? Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies -- not humans -- and most likely triggered by Artemis s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy. Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind -- and the grips of a giant squid -- in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants? New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer delivers a knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure in Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh book in the blockbuster series. Read More

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About the Gaia Girls Series: What would you do if you could hear the Earth asking for help? In the Gaia Girls book series, that is... what happens to four girls, each from a different region of the world. They are approached by Gaia, the living organism of the Earth. Each is endowed with powers over one of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. They must learn to use their powers to help Gaia survive the effects of modern humanity. Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth features a total of 38 beautiful illustrations, and 36 of the illustrations have hidden codes in them. Readers can use these hidden codes to unlock cool prizes at GaiaGirls.com! Winner of the 2006 National Outdoor Book Award in the Children s Category! Read More

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Back by popular request, this book features seven 48-piece puzzles of the original illustrations from both Alice s Adventures in W...onderland and Through the Looking Glass. Everyone loves the old-fashioned charm of these beautifully-tinted, classic illustrations, and each puzzle is accompanied by excerpts of Lewis Carroll s witty word-playing text. Read More

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A Scott O Dell Award-winning graphic novelist follows three dauntless adventurers on a Jules Verne-inspired challenge: circling th...e world, solo! As the nineteenth century wound down, a public inspired by the novel Around the World in Eighty Days clamored for intrepid adventure. The challenge of circumnavigating the globe as no one ever had before a feat assuring fame if not fortune attracted the fearless in droves. Three hardy spirits stayed the course: In 1884, former miner Thomas Stevens made the journey on a bicycle, the kind with a big front wheel. In 1889, pioneer reporter Nellie Bly embarked on a global race against time that assumed the heights of spectacle, ushering in the age of the American celebrity. And in 1895, retired sea captain Joshua Slocum quietly set sail on a thirty-six-foot sloop, braving pirates and treacherous seas to become the first person to sail around the world alone. With cinematic pacing and deft, expressive art, acclaimed graphic novelist Matt Phelan weaves a trio of epic journeys into a single bold tale of three visionaries who set their sights on nothing short of the world. Read More

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Beginning Again is a sequel to Escape: Adventures of a Loyalist Family, Mary Beacock Fryer s historical novel for ten to fourteen-...year-olds. This new work chronicles the lives of the Seamans as they make a new start in Canada. The main theme is the building, by Caleb, the father, and his sons Cade, Sam and Ned, of a huge timber raft. Along the way they have many other adventures - a brush with the supernatural, a visit by a wealthy uncle, a return to the family home on Long Island by Ned and his mother, Martha. The climax is the raft journey to Quebec by Caleb, with Cade, Sam, Ned and Elizabeth as crew, and the sale of their logs. While on a shopping spree in Montreal, Elizabeth is the belle at a ball. The Seamans also get the better of an enemy, to Ned s satisfaction - and that of the many readers of the first Seaman family novel. Even those who have not read Escape will be delighted with this exciting adventure. Read More

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Revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the latest thinking and information on children s health issues, Smart Medicine for a He...althier Child enables parents to combine the best of conventional and alternative approaches. Part One explains the full spectrum of techniques that can be employed to effectively treat childhood health problems, providing an overview of the history, fundamentals, and uses of conventional medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, diet, and nutritional supplementation. Part Two contains a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the various health problems of childhood, from acne to chickenpox to thumb-sucking. Finally, Part Three offers guidance on using the therapies and procedures suggested in Part Two, from locating acupressure points to preparing herbal remedies. Written by a naturopathic physician, a medical doctor, and a pediatric nurse, this unique book gives parents easy access to current information and advice regarding their children s health and acts as a bridge between time-honored healing systems and mainstream medicine. Illustrated with line art. Guide to relief of childhood disorders using nutritional supplements/herbs/homeopathy/acupressure/diet/etc. Read More

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