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Debunking the myth that only children are selfish, maladjusted ?little emperors,? a prominent journalist makes a funny, tough-mind...ed, and honest case for being and having an only child. Lauren Sandler is an only child with an only child of her own, who found that discussing the choice to stop at one kid was loaded with anxiety, doubt, misinformation, and judgment. After investigating what only children really are like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity, she learned a lot about herself and a lot about our culture s assumptions. In this heartfelt work, Sandler demystifies the perceived problems of the only child and legitimizes a conversation about the larger societal costs of having more than one. We ask when people are having kids never a kid, never one child at a time. If parents no longer felt they had to have second children to keep from royally screwing up their first, would the majority of them still do it? And, as the literature tells us in hundreds of studies that a child isn t better off with a sibling, and it s not something a mother truly wants for herself, then whom is this choice serving? One and Only examines these questions, exploring what the rise of the single-child family means for our economies, our environment, and our freedom. Sandler considers hundreds of studies and interviews, traveling around the world to discover that only children are just fine, their parents often happier, and our planet is better off for them. Sandler s controversial revelations will probably draw rebukes from the majority of parents who believe that having several children is the healthiest model for all members of a family. Others will claim that she s quite possibly cracked the code of happiness, demonstrating that having just one may be the way to resolve our countless issues with adulthood in our overtaxed age. Read More

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A coming-of-middle-age tale told with warmth and wit, Dan Gets a Minivan provides the one thing every parent really needs: comic r...elief. Whether you re a dude, a dad, or someone who s married to either, fasten your seat belt and prepare to crack up. The least hip citizen of Brooklyn, Dan Zevin has a working wife, two small children, a mother who visits each week to ?help,? and an obese Labrador mutt who prefers to be driven rather than walked. How he got to this point is a bit of a blur. There was a wedding, and then there was a puppy. A home was purchased in New England. A wife was promoted and transferred to New York. A town house. A new baby boy. A new baby girl. A stay-at-home dad was born. A prescription for Xanax was filled. Gray hairs appeared; gray hairs fell out. Six years passed in six seconds. And then came the minivan. Dan Zevin, master of ?Seinfeld-ian nothingness? (Time), is trying his best to make the transition from couplehood to familyhood. Acclimating to the adult-oriented lifestyle has never been his strong suit, and this slice-of-midlife story chronicles the whole hilarious journey from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from losing ambition to gaining perspective. Where it s all heading is anyone s guess, but, for Dan, suburbia s calling and his minivan has GPS. Winner of the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor ISBN-13: 9781451606478 Publisher: Scribner Publication date: 5/14/2013 Pages: 217 Sales rank: 209,206 Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Bestselling fitness expert and beach volleyball icon Gabby Reece uses her own less-than-perfect life to deliver a brutally honest,... wickedly funny, and realistic view of motherhood and marriage. Much has happened to Gabrielle Reece since her 1997 bestseller Big Girl in the Middle. She s still gorgeous, still 6 3?, and a dominant force on and off the beach, but in the last fifteen years, she s settled down with world-class surfer Laird Hamilton and raised three stunning blonde girls. Her life might seem like a fairy tale from afar, but four years after her picture-perfect Hawaiian marriage to Laird, Gabrielle filed for divorce. In the end, the couple worked it out, but My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper tells the unvarnished and often hilarious tale of the turbulent ups and downs that beset every wife and mother even the women like Gabrielle who seem to have it all. Reece writes with wicked humor and down-to-earth wit about how she handles the sometimes mind-numbing details of domestic life, and she turns the notion that women can ?have it all? on its head. As Gabby dismantles the notion of happily ever after, she gives readers plenty of concrete takeaways about how to deal. She underscores the notion that you have to make yourself happy before you can make anyone else happy. My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper is an irresistible, hilarious, and helpful portrait of the humor, grace, and humility it really takes to stay sane given the challenges of being a modern wife and mother. Read More

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Father of two daughters, bestselling author, and a star of The Sopranos and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Steven Schir...ripa brings a welcome dose of humor and old-school advice to the parenting wars. Steven Schirripa knew he was in trouble the moment he held his firstborn daughter in his arms. He realized that he was now in the role of a Big Daddy someone who is strong, loyal, and always looking out for his kids best interest (even if it isn t always the popular decision). Overprotective? Maybe. Willing to tone it down? Absolutely not. With a mixture of bravado and self-effacing humor, Schirripa delivers his categorically antiquated, but always hilarious tough-guy stance on what it takes to raise kids today. Big Daddy s Rules is filled with often hilarious stories of his over-the-top parenting style staring his daughter s new boyfriend down, freaking out after finding a birth control pack in the bathroom, and paying a visit to a teacher who made a less than appropriate comment to his youngest daughter. But Schirripa isn t just cracking jokes here this is a call to action for dads to return to commonsense parenting and reclaim their role as protector and holder of values to be passed down. Read More

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An honest and inspiring story of one mother s quest to help her daughter with autism learn to engage with the world around her. Li...na was a precocious toddler charming, chatty, joyful. At the age of three, in the aftermath of her second MMR vaccine, first came a seizure, and then, to her parents horror, the loss of Lina s ability to play, use language, and control her impulses. Over the next few years they continued to lose Lina. She communicated her acute discomfort by biting, screaming, hitting, laughing maniacally, and throwing violent tantrums. As a single mother, with the help of her ex-husband, Helena Hjalmarsson tirelessly pursued every possible avenue to find a diagnosis, and more importantly a treatment, for her daughter, and the search continues to this day. Lina is nine. Special schools, restrictive diets, sensory stimulation, relationship-based therapy, gastrointestinal links, homeopathy, and allergy treatment are all explored in detail. Hjalmarsson finds out what helps Lina and what doesn t. She introduces sign language to Lina. She engages in lengthy daily intensive one-on-one sessions. With the help of her ex, angelic babysitters, Lina s exceptionally empathetic younger sister, and supportive friends, Hjalmarsson manages to create a meaningful life for Lina, and for herself a life of love and transcendence. Lina, for all her challenges, has much to teach, and Hjalmarsson is a receptive student: finding joy in moments of connection, learning to live in the present, taking nothing for granted, accepting what others find unbearable, and finding a strength and spiritual base for inspiration and healing. Unflinchingly honest and courageous, Finding Lina will open the eyes and hearts and minds of all parents, whether they have a child with autism or not. ISBN-13: 9781620875957 Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Publication date: 9/3/2013 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 731,661 Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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If you are a parent of a young person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you are likely to have experienced first-hand the dif...ficulty a child with ASD may have in expressing their liking or love for someone. They may not understand that family members and friends want and need to receive expressions of affection. This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing a carefully constructed program in which parents can help a child with an ASD to develop their ability both to understand affection and to express it. The activities in this book will help the young person learn how to identify their own and others comfort and enjoyment range for gestures, actions and words of affection and the ways they can express liking or loving someone, appropriate to each relationship and situation. The book also guides the adult through the challenges faced by the child. This book will be an invaluable resource for any parent wanting to help their child who finds understanding or expressing affection difficult, and will help the child to improve relationships and friendships. ISBN-13: 9781849054362 Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers Publication date: 8/28/2013 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 596,889 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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The outstanding authors of Deliberate Motherhood have let the trials and hardships of motherhood mold them into better people. Whe...ther the change includes learning patience when the two-year-old ?paints? your walls with the black permanent marker or forgiving a teenager who screams ?I hate you,? or loving more when that naughty child doesn t really deserve it, it s a change that refines us or as the dictionary describes it, ?removes impurities, makes something more effective or become more elegant.? That is powerful! You may think that everything has been said about motherhood, but the delightful thing about Deliberate Motherhood is that every mother/author is one-of-a-kind. They each come from different backgrounds, have different parents, are married (or not) to different people, and certainly have ?different? children. Each of the 12 ?Powers? provided in this book is a crucial component to help you in your motherhood. And the best part is that you don t need to do it all at once. You can focus on one ?power? a month, and over the course of a year, you ll see great changes in yourself and in your family. The mark of a great book is that it makes you think . . . and it helps you change . . . which in the case of this book, is an absolute guarantee! ISBN-13: 9781938301902 Publisher: Familius Publication date: 9/1/2013 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 212,939 Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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Will I Ever Find My Soul Mate? Whether you are recently separated, divorced, or you have been in the singles scene for longer than... you want, this insightful guide will help you navigate the dating maze and find that special person you ve been waiting for. By discussing the differences between men and women, Mars and Venus on a Date provides singles with: A thorough understanding of the five stages of dating attraction, uncertainty, exclusivity, intimacy, and engagement How to know what kind of person is right for you Answers to burning questions such as why don t men call, or why do some women stay single? The best places to meet your soul mate And advice on creating a loving and mutually fulfilling relationship Filled with practical guidelines, inventive techniques, and witty insight, Mars and Venus on a Date will help single men and women explore the world of dating, understand how to make good choices, and discover the secret to finding a soul mate. A guide to navigating the 5 stages of dating to create a loving and lasting relationship. Read More

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In this completely revised and updated edition of Raising Adopted Children, Lois Melina, editor of Adopted Child newsletter and th...e mother of two children by adoption, draws on the latest research in psychology, sociology, and medicine to guide parents through all stages of their child s development. Melina addresses the pressing adoption issues of today, such as open adoption, international adoption, and transracial adoption, and answers parents most frequently asked questions, such as: How will my child "bond" or form attachments to me? When and how should I tell my child that he was adopted? What should schools be told about my child? Will adoption make adolescent upheavals more complicated? Up-to-date, sensitive, and clear, Raising Adopted Children is the definitive resource for all adoptive parents and concerned professionals. ISBN-13: 9780060957179 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 7/28/1998 Edition description: REVISED Edition number: 2 Pages: 400 Sales rank: 180,676 Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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Blessed with an exceptional gift, New York Times bestselling author James Van Praagh has the ability to bridge the gap between thi...s world and the next. Based on nearly thirty years of spirit communication, this renowned and beloved medium takes us on a powerful, eye-opening, and ultimately inspiring voyage. Filled with incredible and uplifting true stories and profound messages of love, this astounding look at heaven provides a remarkably detailed portrayal of the child s soul as it moves from this world to the next. Our eyes and hearts open and we experience firsthand the unbreakable bond between parent and child, all the while glimpsing a vision of heaven. Van Praagh reveals the reality that love transcends the physical and material planes of this world. Growing Up in Heaven lifts our spirits with the knowledge that our departed ones will always be with us an extraordinary gift for all of us who yearn to understand life on the other side. Read More

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Concerned about making enough milk for your baby? Wondering how to make more? Two lactation experts are here to help. Separate fac...t from fiction with help from this comprehensive book about improving low milk supply. Written by two leading experts who have been there themselves and officially recommended by La Leche League International, The Breastfeeding Mother s Guide to Making More Milk incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production. Best of all, you ll find valuable suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk. Learn the facts about: Determining if baby is really getting enough milk Supplementing without decreasing your supply Maximizing the amount of milk you can make Identifying the causes of your low supply Increasing your supply with the most effective methods, including pumping, herbs, medications, foods, and alternative therapies Making more milk when you return to work, exclusively pump, have a premie or multiples, relactate, or induce lactation Read More

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It s the deadliest combination going: bullies who terrorize, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who watch, and adults... who see the incidents as a normal part of childhood. All it takes to understand that this is a recipe for tragedy is a glance at headlines across the country. In this updated edition of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, which includes a new section on cyberbullying, one of the world s most trusted parenting educators gives parents, caregivers, educators and most of all, kids the tools to break the cycle of violence. Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth, and her wide experience in the areas of conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, Barbara Coloroso explains: The three kinds of bullying, and the differences between boy and girl bullies Four abilities that protect your child from succumbing to bullying Seven steps to take if your child is a bully How to help the bullied child heal and how to effectively discipline the bully How to evaluate a school s antibullying policy And much more This compassionate and practical guide has become the groundbreaking reference on the subject of bullying. Read More

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A simple yet revolutionary alternative to helicopter parenting and tiger moms Tired of nagging, pleading, negotiating, or yelling ...just to get your kids to do the simple things you ask? There is a better way. The best English import since Supernanny and an instant bestseller in the U.K., Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting brings the joy back into family life. Based on her forty-plus years of experience, behavioral specialist Noël Janis-Norton outlines a clear, step-by-step plan that will help any parent raise a child who is cooperative and considerate, confident and self-reliant. Transform your family life with these five strategies: Descriptive Praise, Preparing for Success, Reflective Listening, Never Ask Twice and Rewards and Consequences. You ll begin to see results almost immediately: • Kids start cooperating the first time • Mornings, bedtimes, mealtimes and homework all become easier • Even very resistant kids start saying? yes? instead of ?no? Full of examples and real stories from parents, this book gives you the complete tool-kit to achieve Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting. ?The instruction manual every parent should read? Helena Bonham Carter Read More

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Rosie Pope, pregnancy expert, maternity fashion designer, and star of Bravo s hit show Pregnant in Heels, offers an all-encompassi...ng guide to pregnancy. What s your Mommy IQ? Every mom-to-be wants a perfect, healthy pregnancy. But as the nine months start to fly by, it s easy for new parents to become overwhelmed and intimidated by the mountains of information and advice available. Enter pregnancy expert Rosie Pope. With her signature style, humor, and razor-sharp expertise, Rosie offers women the ultimate guide to these unique nine months ahead. Chapter by chapter and month by month, Rosie helps women raise their own Mommy IQ by telling them exactly what s going on with their baby, their body, and their partner. Tackling everything that might weigh on a new mom s mind from prenatal testing and ultrasounds, to setting nutrition and exercise goals, to creating a birth plan Rosie guides new parents with humor and been-there insights, and plenty of medical facts and advice from renowned experts and doctors to back it all up. Through practical checklists, sidebars, and her own personal stories, Rosie shares the tips, tricks, and secrets that will ease moms from that initial nerve-racking checkup through the first sleepless nights at home with a new baby. The ultimate must-have guide for any mom-to-be, Rosie Pope s Mommy IQ will give women the confidence they need to stay healthy, keep relationships strong, and even laugh a little when the going gets tough. Read More

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Infidelity doesn t have to ruin your life or your marriage If you have been devastated by your husband s sexual betrayal whether a...n isolated incident or a long-term pattern of addiction you need to know you don t have to live as a victim. If you choose to stay in your marriage, you have options other than punishing, tolerating, or ignoring your spouse; in fact, extraordinary growth awaits a woman willing to deal with the pain of her husband s struggles with sexual purity. Even if a spouse will not participate in a program for healing, a woman who has been sexually betrayed can change her own life in powerful and permanent ways. This sensitive guide provides practical tools to help you make wise and empowering decisions, emotional tools to develop greater intimacy in your life, and spiritual tools to transform your suffering. Debra Laaser s personal journey through betrayal, her extensive work with hundreds of hurting women, and her intimate marriage two decades after the disclosure of her husband s infidelity provide meaningful answers to the questions that arise amid the complex fallout of broken vows. The pain endured from sexual betrayal can break your heart, but it does not need to break your life. ISBN-13: 9780310273943 Publisher: Zondervan Publication date: 2/1/2008 Pages: 240 Sales rank: 169,279 Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Experience the Blessings of an Imperfect Marriage. We all?at one time or another?have the opportunity to act right when our spouse... acts wrong. There are no perfect marriages or perfect spouses. We know that having a good marriage requires effort and hard work. Yet we often don t know how to continue to love when we are angry, hurt, scared, or just plain irritated. Nor are we sure what that kind of love is supposed to look like. Should we be patient? Forgive and forget? Do something else entirely? Acting right when your spouse acts wrong will not necessarily guarantee a more satisfying marital relationship, nor will it automatically make your spouse change his or her ways?although both could occur. It will, however, help you see how God is stretching you in the midst of your marital difficulties, teach you to respond wisely when wronged, and lead you into a deeper relationship with Christ as you yield your will to his plan for your life and learn to be more like him. Read More

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Give your child a smart start with What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know How can you help your child at home? This book answers th...at important question and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American fourth graders. Featuring sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know is designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children. Hundreds of thousands of students have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This edition, featuring a new Introduction, gives today s generation of fourth graders the advantage they need to make progress in school and establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime. Inside you ll discover ? Favorite poems old and new, from the familiar classic ?The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere? to Langston Hughes s ?Dream? ? Literature from around the world, including African and Chinese folktales, excerpts from beloved novels, and condensed versions of popular classics such as Gulliver s Travels and ?Rip Van Winkle? ? Learning about language the basics of written English, including grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, synonyms and antonyms, plus an introduction to common English sayings and phrases ? World and American history and geography explore world and American history, including creation of a constitutional government and early presidents and politics ? Visual arts a broad spectrum of art from around the world, including African masks, Islamic architecture, Chinese calligraphy, and great American painters featuring full-color reproductions ? Music understanding and appreciating music, from the basics of musical notation to the orchestra, plus great composers and sing-along lyrics for such favorites as ?Auld Lang Syne? and ?Waltzing Matilda? ? Math challenging lessons ranging from fractions and decimals to understanding graphs, making change, square roots, and the metric system ? Science discover the wonders of the human body and its systems, learn about electricity, atoms, chemistry, geology, and meteorology, plus concise biographies of some of the great scientists of our time Read More

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A brilliant and harrowingly honest memoir, January First is the extraordinary story of a father s fight to save his child from an ...extremely severe case of mental illness in the face of overwhelming adversity. Read More

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Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, renowned pediatrician and author advises parents on home treatment and diagnosis of colds and flus, childho...od illnesses, vision and hearing problems, allergies, and more. PLUS, a complete section on picking the right doctor for your child, step-by-step instructions for knowing when to call a doctor, and much more. Dr. Mendelsohn instructs parents how to diagnose and treat their children without medical intervention, how to determine if their child is sick enough for a doctor, and how to recognize the correct medical treatments. Read More

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With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin a national bestsel...ler, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he s writing about his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a man who died before Bragg was born but left an indelible imprint on the people who loved him. Drawing on their memories, Bragg reconstructs the life of an unlettered roofer who kept food on his family s table through the worst of the Great Depression; a moonshiner who drank exactly one pint for every gallon he sold; an unregenerate brawler, who could sit for hours with a baby in the crook of his arm. In telling Charlie s story, Bragg conjures up the backwoods hamlets of Georgia and Alabama in the years when the roads were still dirt and real men never cussed in front of ladies. A masterly family chronicle and a human portrait so vivid you can smell the cornbread and whiskey, Ava s Man is unforgettable. Charlie Bundrum was a roofer, a carpenter, a whiskey-maker, a fisherman who knew every inch of the Coosa River, made boats out of car hoods and knew how to pack a wound with brown sugar to stop the blood. He could not read, but he asked his wife, Ava, to read him the paper every day so he would not be ignorant. He was a man who took giant steps in rundown boots, a true hero whom history would otherwise have overlooked. ISBN-13: 9780375724442 Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Publication date: 8/13/2002 Series:Vintage Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 272 Sales rank: 276,214 Lexile: 1150L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.59 (d) Read More

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A three-year-old is a real puzzle to parents, sometimes anxious to please and befriend, sometimes strong-willed and difficult to g...et along with. At the heart of the three-year-old s personality is often an emotional insecurity and this causes a host of problems for parents! Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, help parents understand what s going on inside that three-year-old head, what problems children have, and how to cope with the toddler who is sometimes friend, sometimes enemy. Included in this book: ? Jealousy of a new sibling ? Toilet training ? How to improve a child s eating habits ? Friendships with peers ? Common fears ? Developing language skills ? Nursery school ? Books for parents and three-year-olds ?Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.? Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine ISBN-13: 9780440506492 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 8/28/1980 Pages: 168 Sales rank: 217,668 Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.41 (d) Read More

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Bestselling author Dr. Frank Lawlis has provided thousands of parents with vital information they needed to confront their childre...n s challenges. With his newest book, he turns his attention and expertise to bridging the divides that can come between kids and their parents. Mending the Broken Bond leads parents through a 90-day program of practical steps and action plans toward building-or rebuilding-a positive, loving, and healthy bond with their children. Whether parents are faced with toddlers throwing temper tantrums, ten-year-olds who prefer videogames to talking, or rebellious teenagers, Dr. Lawlis presents sound solutions to repair relationships and regain a meaningful and lasting connection with their children. Dr. Frank Lawlis has been featured on Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, and Larry King Live. Read More

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In this ground-breaking book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives straightforward, effective advice on how couples can stay together instea...d of come apart. Using case histories to illustrate her marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, which can be used even if only one partner participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers: ? How to leave the past behind and set attainable goals ? Strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works and how to make changes last ? "Uncommon-sense" methods for breaking unproductive patterns Inspirational and accessible, Divorce Busting shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out. Divorce, the author maintains, is not the only way, the most desirable way, or even the quickest way to end a troubled marriage. In this breakthrough book she offers the alternative--a step-by-step approach to transforming an ailing marriage into a healthy and happy one. ISBN-13: 9780671797256 Publisher: Simon and Schuster Publication date: 2/28/1993 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 256 Sales rank: 152,631 Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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The New York Times bestseller that is an inspiring ?story of hope? (People) for parents of autistic children One morning Jenny McC...arthy was having a cup of coffee when she sensed something was wrong. She ran into her two-year-old son Evan?s room and found him having a seizure. Doctor after doctor misdiagnosed Evan until?after many harrowing, life-threatening episodes?one good doctor discovered that Evan is autistic. With a foreword from Dr. David Feinberg, medical director of the Resnick Neuro-psychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and an introduction by Jerry J. Kartzinel, a top pediatric autism specialist, Louder Than Words follows Jenny as she discovered an intense combination of behavioral therapy, diet, and supplements that became the key to saving Evan from autism. Her story sheds much-needed light on autism through her own heartbreak, struggle, and ultimately hopeful example of how a parent can shape a child?s life and happiness. ISBN-13: 9780452289802 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 8/26/2008 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 224 Sales rank: 232,248 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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Announcing the first Spanish-language translation of What to Expect the First Year, the new baby bible with over 10.1 million copi...es in print. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Que? Puedes Esperar Cuando Esta?s Esperando, the Spanish-language edition of What to Expect When You re Expecting. This is the book that every new parent needs to see them through the first year of a baby s life specially adapted for the over 1 million Hispanic American moms who give birth each year in the United States. Comprehensive, reassuring, fun to read, easy to flip through, it s designed for Spanish speakers, as well as for those who feel more comfortable reading in their native language. Pediatricians may also find it helpful in communicating with Spanish-speaking parents. The translation is informal and particularly user-friendly, designed to appeal to a wide range of Spanish-speaking Americans in the United States, whether Puerto Rican Americans in the Northeast, Cuban Americans in Florida, Mexican Americans on the West Coast or in the Southwest, Dominicans, or Spanish-speaking Americans of Spanish or Central and South American descent. Read More

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Practical, hands-on information for fathers-to-be When it comes to pregnancy, dads roles have changed so much in the past few dec...ades that expectant fathers don t always know where to turn to for guidance and advice on this milestone event. Now they do! Dad s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is packed with practical, straightforward information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from dad s point of view. What to expect at doctor s visits Tips for being a supportive partner during pregnancy and preparing for fatherhood Advice on birth plans, labor and delivery, and the first days and weeks of a baby s life Packed with helpful information on the typical struggles and feelings expectant fathers face, Dad s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives first-time fathers and veteran dads alike a wealth of useful information. Read More

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You Can Be a Smart Stepmom In today s complicated stepfamily, the stepmom often doesn t know where to turn for help. Let stepfamil...y expert Ron Deal and experienced stepmom Laura Petherbridge show you how to survive and thrive as a stepmom, including: How to be a positive influence on children who are torn between loyalty to their biological mom and to you. What to do when you feel ostracized, rejected, or lonely. When and how to step back during conflict and let your husband take the lead. How to handle holidays, adult stepchildren, between-home communication, and much more. Here is the hope, encouragement, and practical information to assure you that you are not alone in the stepmom journey. Read More

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Pregnancy naturally separates a mother s outermost abdominal muscles to make room for her growing uterus. Called a diastasis, this... separation doesn t fully close up in 98 percent of new moms. The larger the diastasis, the weaker the muscles and the greater chance for mom to develop back problems down the road. Of perhaps greater concern for moms, new and veteran alike, the larger the diastasis, the bigger the belly that just won t seem to go away after baby s delivery!Lose Your Mummy Tummy introduces the Tupler Technique, a set of deceptively simple abdominal and breathing exercises that decrease the diastasis and result in a firmer, flatter, and stronger belly. Like Kegels-those all-important and privately-practiced pregnancy exercises-the Tupler Technique can be practiced almost anywhere and at anytime. Including illustrations for a 15 or a 30-minute at-home exercise routine, Lose Your Mummy Tummy ensures: A tighter, flatter stomach A smaller waistline A reduction or elimination of back pain The ability to safely lift your baby and heavy objects More energy Better posture The perfect preparation for your next pregnancy ISBN-13: 9780738209814 Publisher: Da Capo Press Publication date: 12/12/2004 Pages: 140 Sales rank: 244,573 Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.45 (d) Read More

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Dr. Douglas Rosenau is a licensed psychologist, and a Christian sex therapist who has for the past seventeen years used his traini...ng in theology and counseling to help Christian couples enrich and reclaim God s wonderful gift of sexuality within marriage. A Celebration of Sex answers specific, often unasked questions about sexual topics, presents married couples with detailed techniques and behavioral skills for deepening sexual pleasure and intimate companionship, and is an excellent tool for premarital education. Previous edition: 0785273662 Read More

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Quality family togetherness everyone wants it, but it seems increasingly harder to achieve. In a world run by cell phones, compute...rs, and virtual networking, the comfort of human connection grows more important and rarer all the time. In a guide newly updated for the next generation, family expert Meg Cox offers a solution. Family rituals provide a sense of home and identity that kids and parents both need. From holidays and birthdays to bed times, meal times, pets, and even chores, The Book of New Family Traditions spotlights hundred of ways to bring the fun and ritual back to family life. Read More

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Now available in paperback! The New York Times bestselling authors show readers how to feel like newlyweds every day. He s helped ...12 million people reduce the stress at home and at work. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Don t Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson with Kristine, his wife of 14 years bring us a simple, stress-free approach to love. While depression, heartache, and anger are associated with love relationships, stress is rarely identified as a problem. Yet we all have concerns about our most important relationships. In one hundred brief, beautifully written essays, the authors show readers how not to overreact to a loved one s criticism, how to appreciate your spouse in new ways, how to get past old angers, and many other ways to improve and increase the joy and pleasure that can and should be part of any relationship. Read More

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ISBN-13: 9780874776959 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 11/27/2003 Edition number: 1 Pages: 336 Sales... rank: 237,940 Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.81 (d) Read More

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In this new companion book to Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy!, teen psychologist Michael Bradley turns the tables, talking to teens about... parents why adults behave the way they do, how to handle their parents and other adults in life s confusing and difficult situations. Discusses the difficulties of being a teenager in today s society and provides insights on how to survive adolescence and stay connected with one s parents. ISBN-13: 9780936197487 Publisher: Harbor Press, Inc. Publication date: 6/28/2004 Pages: 432 Sales rank: 196,589 Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.98 (d) Read More

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All new parents are eager to help their baby discover the world around them, and BABY PLAY was designed to help parents engage the...ir infant in activities that will encourage developmental skills. From the first month home through the twelfth, BABY PLAY offers doctor-approved, age-appropriate activities that stimulate discovery, begin communication, and nurture parental bonding. Developed in close consultation with the play experts at Gymboree Play and Music, the book contains an introduction that explains the value of "play with a purpose," information on how babies learn, and tips outlining what a parent can do to help their little on get off to a good start. The book also includes a glossary of key terms in child development, beneficial to any new parent, as well as detailed information on how parents can identify development skills as they emerge in their baby. From stretching exercises to puppet games, BABY PLAY encourages learning during that first critical year of life. Look at what this book offers: Includes over 100 activities for babies 0-12 months. Organized by appropriateness for each month of life. Includes wide variety of play activities, from ball rolling to imitative play. Developed in consultation with the play experts at Gymboree. Contains a useful glossary of key terms in child development. ISBN-13: 9780865734340 Publisher: Rockport Publishers Publication date: 4/28/2001 Series:Gymboree Series Pages: 192 Sales rank: 193,489 Product dimensions: 9.31 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.69 (d) Read More

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Praise for Artificial Maturity "Artificial Maturity is a must-read for leaders in business, government, education, and community... service. The insights from Dr. Elmore are vital for family life as well. This book has challenged me to change how I lead, teach, and parent the iY Generation . . . and to make those changes immediately!" Tim Tassopoulos, senior vice president of operations, Chick-Fil-A "Without question, this is the right book, tackling the right subject, written by the right person, and delivered at the right time. Tim has proven through his previous writing, speaking, and teaching that he understands today s generation of young people and has high hopes for their future. As a university student affairs administrator, I had whiplash as I read this book from nodding my head in painful recognition and passionate agreement. Anyone who cares about the future of this generation and the generation following them should read this book." Mary Gerardy, dean, Wake Forest University "Artificial Maturity is a perfect example of putting meaningful thoughts into action. Dr. Tim Elmore sets out to explain the bumpy road that faces today s youth and then provides us with authentic solutions on how to assist them in maneuvering down the road of life. It is a powerful exploration of the mind of today s youth and the outside forces that influence their daily decision making and maturity." Kevin Roberts, executive director, Lanier Law Firm "The need to provide strong leadership for our children has never been greater. This groundbreaking book lays out a diagnosis and a prescription for what caring adults can do to help our children grow into healthy, happy adults. I highly recommend it to parents, teachers, coaches, and youth workers everywhere." Jo Kirchner, president and CEO, Primrose Schools Read More

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Jo Frost, a.k.a "Supernanny," is the answer to every stressed parent s dreams. In ABC s primetime series, Jo works miracles on pro...blem children by dispensing no-nonsense rules and reassuring us that parents do know best. The Supernanny method gives parents the know-how to tackle any problem area, be it mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, bedwetting, homework, sibling rivalry, aggressive behavior, or a child who just won t do what he or she is told. In an era where parents are bombarded with conflicting or guilt-laden messages at every turn, and sometimes obey their kids commands rather than the other way around, this is an upbeat, back-to-basics approach to restoring harmony and authority in the home. Chapters include: Ages and Stages Routines and Rules Setting Boundaries Dressing Toilet Training Eating Social Skills Bedtime Quality Time ISBN-13: 9781401308100 Publisher: Hyperion Publication date: 1/12/2005 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 221,714 Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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When the vibrant, beloved Miss Peggy began the agonizing descent into the ?darkness? of dementia, her family faced what an estimat...ed 35.6 million people around the world live with each day. ?Moving Miss Peggy: A Story of Dementia, Courage and Consolation? by Robert Benson is an intimate look at what dementia means for a family ? how do you organize your mother s new life, how do you move her from her cherished home? how do you come to terms with the fact that the woman who, as Benson writes, ?once seemed to hold the whole world in her hands, now does not know the day of the week?? With his signature style, Benson s artistic touch lends a warmth and softness to a harsh reality in this powerful story. ISBN-13: 9781426749575 Publisher: Abingdon Press Publication date: 5/15/2013 Pages: 112 Sales rank: 177,195 Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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Your guide to living with your new family! Pregnancy was just the warmup. Now, it s time to get into the game and help your family... through your baby s first year. From 4 A.M. feedings and visiting the pediatrician to getting back to work and hopping into bed with Mom, Dude, You re a Dad leads you through all the trials and tribulations you ll face as a new dad. Author John Pfeiffer has braved the journey not just once but three times, and will tell you exactly what changes to expect as well as what you can be doing for your baby--and your baby mama--during this time. Complete with foolproof parenting strategies for handling tricky situations, this book also braces you for the years to come, which will be full of head banging, temper tantrums, and restless days. The first twelve months are make-or-break when it comes to parenting and Dude, You re a Dad is your guide to making sure that nothing gets broken. Read More

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It s time for serious family fun! Get ready to take playtime to the next level with Dad s Book of Awesome Projects! Inside, you;ll... find step-by-step instructions and photographs detailing projects so imaginative and fun, no one will complain about turning off the TV. From wooden "swords" to slay the most vicious of dragons to circus stilts that will send you soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to spark everyone s creative spirit. And the fun doesn t stop there! This book shows you and your kids how to build: Comic book shoes Rope swings Homemade goo slime Eggshell cupcakes Ol -fashioned fruit crate scooter Best of all, each of these activities can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the hardware store. With 25 DIY projects and crafts, Dad s Book of Awesome Projects will reveal just how awesome it is to be a dad! Read More

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A must-have book in today s economy, Getting Financial Aid 2014 is for parents and students challenged by the cost of college. The... all-important FAFSA form is explained with step-by-step instructions, and the College Board s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® form is explained by the people who administer it. The guide includes information and advice from experts on how to apply for aid, plus easy-to-compare college profiles giving the ?financial aid picture? for more than 3,000 four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools. The guide also shows award amounts and scholarship requirements no other directory has this level of detail. Completely revised to reflect current federal laws and college policies! Read More

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FoxTrot distills popular culture through the lens of everyday family life offering a deft and humorous critique on society s lates...t comings and goings. Bill Amend s FoxTrot skillfully depicts suburban living through the cavortings of the Fox family. Peter, Paige, and Jason, along with parents Roger and Andy, comment on the latest Hollywood fads, gaming fixations, and familial fascinations. As the 27th FoxTrot comic collection, Jasontron: 2012 features all full-color Sunday strips published from September 2009 to Spring 2012. Jason continues to craft exploits at Paige s expense, while Peter suits up for the next big game. Parents Roger and Andy keep up with their children s antics, as Roger vigilantly monitors his hairline and his burrito intake, along with Andy s attempts to create Peeps from tofu and saffron. With appearances in the New York Times crossword puzzle and on television s Jeopardy! and The Sopranos, FoxTrot frequently finds itself an integral part of the popular culture that it so often critiques. ISBN-13: 9781449423063 Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication date: 11/6/2012 Edition description: Original Pages: 144 Sales rank: 176,863 Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.38 (d) Read More

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Project-based homeschooling combines children s interests with long-term, deep, complex learning. This is an essential experience ...for children: to spend time working on something that matters to them, with the support of a dedicated mentor. This book is an introduction and guide to creating the circumstances under which children can teach themselves. The author gives parents concrete tips for helping children do challenging, meaningful, self-chosen work. From setting up a workspace that encourages independence to building a family culture that supports self-directed learning to concrete suggestions for a step-by-step approach to inquiry-based investigation, Project-Based Homeschooling shares techniques for mentoring independent, confident thinkers and learners. Read More

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A selection of more than 150 of the best daily strips from Brian Crane s hugely popular cartoon Pickles.

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Prime-time star and new mom Tia Mowry delivers a frank and hilarious modern pregnancy guide A generation of women grew up watching... Tia Mowry on Sister, Sister. Like a best friend Tia always told it like it was with hilarity and compassion. Now, in a pregnancy guide like no other, she leaves no topic off-limits while helping expectant moms stay empowered, pampered, and laughing out loud. Sharing personal experience with cravings (she couldn t have done it without sourdough bread and Funyuns); maternity clothes (Tia prefers black, with sequins); vagina exercises (just say No!); and hiding your bump from your coworkers (tricky for Tia, since her character on The Game was in lingerie half the time), Tia also discusses Ask the OB QandA s she posed to her own ob-gyn, along with dozens of tried-and-true tips for combating morning sickness, fear, and everything else that might overshadow a radiant glow. ISBN-13: 9781583335284 Publisher: Avery Trade Publication date: 6/4/2013 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 240 Sales rank: 219,892 Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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This bestselling classic encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like... divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction. Men will find practical insight on topics such as a father s influence, maintaining purity, and husband-and-wife teamwork. In this war, renowned men s author Steve Farrar emphasizes, Jesus Christ is looking for men who will not die, but live for their families. Read More

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Bring out your children s creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.c...om. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children s creativity through art. You ll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids art activities to soften everyday transitions. The more than sixty engaging kids arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they re a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family. Read More

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The world is full of hurt children, and bringing one into your home can quickly derail the easy family life you once knew. Get eff...ective suggestions, wisdom, and advice to parent the hurt child in your life. The best hope for tragedy prevention is knowledge! Updated and revised. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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It s no secret that children are getting fatter: 17% of this country s youth are overweight or obese, and the number of diabetic c...hildren has nearly quadrupled in the past thirty years. Now, to help combat the problem, David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men s Health, and co-author Matt Goulding have created Eat This, Not That! for Kids. This must-have guide for concerned parents offers detailed analysis and nutritional tips on thousands of the most popular food choices for kids. Covering the best and worst options available at the most popular restaurants in the country as well as the healthiest and most harmful foods in the supermarket aisles, if kids are eating it, this book is probably analyzing it. Other features include: -Restaurant Report Cards on the best chain restaurants for your kids -Drink This, Not That! for Kids -The 20 Worst Kids Meals in America -10 "Healthy" Foods that Aren t -The 8 Foods You Should Feed Your Kid Every Day ISBN-13: 9781605299433 Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc. Publication date: 8/19/2008 Edition description: First Edition Pages: 320 Sales rank: 196,391 Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Finally, a book that demystifies our daunting education system by giving parents the insights and strategies they need to build po...sitive relationships with teachers and connect to their children s learning in productive ways. Involved Parents = Better Students How do you ensure your child gets the best education possible when U.S. schools have become overburdened, test-driven institutions that rank only average worldwide? Decades of research confirm that when parents engage with their children s learning, kids do better in school and life. This straight-talking guide helps you: ? understand the critical role you play in your child s education, ? connect with educators in respectful ways, ? encourage a love of reading in your kids, ? minimize homework meltdowns and disorganization, ? support students who struggle academically, ? help children navigate social situations and bullying, and ? fuel your child s mind and body for learning. Parent involvement looks different for every family and every child. Packed with real stories and tested strategies, The Parent Backpack demystifies our complex education system and gives you the insights you need to help your kids thrive. Read More

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