Barnes & Noble Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

What s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child s brain? What s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina s...howed us how our brains really work and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children and how to raise them in a whole new light. You ll learn: Where nature ends and nurture begins Why men should do more household chores What you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all TV is harmful for children under 2 Your child s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither Praising effort is better than praising intelligence The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It s self-control What you do right now before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide. Read More

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Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that... offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features: Contemporary research on trauma and the brain An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field Insights from the authors decades of experience Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been. Read More

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At the age of eight, the author began a three-year odyssey through a series of orphan asylums and foster homes, punctuated by epis...odes of living in the streets a journey through a world of hostile strangers, abusive adults, and suspicious children. 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. Read More

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Announcing Eating Well When You re Expecting, providing moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and delicious...ly through the nine months of pregnancy at home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When You re Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby s bloodstream? Help! I m entering my second trimester, and I m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae can I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes. Read More

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"This book fills a tremendous void..." wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don t Need Help! ...Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador s research on poor insight was inspired by his attemps to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill. I AM NOT SICK, I Don t Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practictioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others...to LEAP Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need. "I strongly recommend this book for [both] families and therapists." Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Read More

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What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an... annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son. Winner of the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication Read More

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The must-have guide to reading with children, now in a new and revised edition Best-selling children s author and internationally ...respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and for this new edition includes two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books That Children Love." Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a turn-to classic for educators and parents. Read More

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You ve just had a baby. Everything is perfect. Then the hospital sends you home without an instruction manual?. Baby expert Gina ...Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide. One of Great Britain s top parenting experts, she draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the stresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you ll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition, Ford shares her expertise on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery. With this easy-to-follow guide, Ford will have your whole family sleeping through the night happily and peacefully in no time. Read More

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Following Jesus shouldn t be just one more thing to do Motherhood sometimes feels like a list of expectations. You may be busy or ...even overwhelmed. But you are also strong and brilliant. And here s a secret: a lot of those things on your list of expectations are things Jesus never expected you to do on your own. In Out of the Spin Cycle, author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom s life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the comparison trap, this dynamic Bible teacher brings Jesus s message alive in short, to-the-point devotionals for your busy life. This is a devotional for you the woman inside the mom the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer. So put aside that to-do list for a moment and discover the ways Jesus can lighten your mother load. Jen Hatmaker is the author of eight books and Bible studies, including A Modern Girl s Guide to Bible Study. With a heart for the women of her generation, she speaks at retreats and conferences around the country. Jen and her husband, Brandon, reside in Austin, Texas, with their three children and lead the ministry work at Austin New Church. Find out more at www.jenhatmaker.com. Read More

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This revised edition is a powerful resource for merging the practical wisdom of the Twelve Steps with the spiritual truths of the ...Bible. Read More

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Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that... offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features: Contemporary research on trauma and the brain An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field Insights from the authors decades of experience Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been. Read More

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At the age of eight, the author began a three-year odyssey through a series of orphan asylums and foster homes, punctuated by epis...odes of living in the streets a journey through a world of hostile strangers, abusive adults, and suspicious children. Read More

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$11.93 $15.00 at Barnes & Noble

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. Read More

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$8.50 $13.95 at Barnes & Noble

Announcing Eating Well When You re Expecting, providing moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and delicious...ly through the nine months of pregnancy at home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When You re Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby s bloodstream? Help! I m entering my second trimester, and I m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae can I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes. Read More

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$19.77 $21.95 at Barnes & Noble

"This book fills a tremendous void..." wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don t Need Help! ...Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador s research on poor insight was inspired by his attemps to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill. I AM NOT SICK, I Don t Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practictioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others...to LEAP Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need. "I strongly recommend this book for [both] families and therapists." Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Read More

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$8.59 $14.95 at Barnes & Noble

What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an... annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son. Winner of the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication Read More

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$9.34 $12.00 at Barnes & Noble

The must-have guide to reading with children, now in a new and revised edition Best-selling children s author and internationally ...respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and for this new edition includes two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books That Children Love." Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a turn-to classic for educators and parents. Read More

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$10.53 $15.00 at Barnes & Noble

You ve just had a baby. Everything is perfect. Then the hospital sends you home without an instruction manual?. Baby expert Gina ...Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide. One of Great Britain s top parenting experts, she draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the stresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you ll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition, Ford shares her expertise on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery. With this easy-to-follow guide, Ford will have your whole family sleeping through the night happily and peacefully in no time. Read More

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$12.30 $13.99 at Barnes & Noble

Following Jesus shouldn t be just one more thing to do Motherhood sometimes feels like a list of expectations. You may be busy or ...even overwhelmed. But you are also strong and brilliant. And here s a secret: a lot of those things on your list of expectations are things Jesus never expected you to do on your own. In Out of the Spin Cycle, author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom s life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the comparison trap, this dynamic Bible teacher brings Jesus s message alive in short, to-the-point devotionals for your busy life. This is a devotional for you the woman inside the mom the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer. So put aside that to-do list for a moment and discover the ways Jesus can lighten your mother load. Jen Hatmaker is the author of eight books and Bible studies, including A Modern Girl s Guide to Bible Study. With a heart for the women of her generation, she speaks at retreats and conferences around the country. Jen and her husband, Brandon, reside in Austin, Texas, with their three children and lead the ministry work at Austin New Church. Find out more at www.jenhatmaker.com. Read More

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$9.47 $14.95 at Barnes & Noble

This revised edition is a powerful resource for merging the practical wisdom of the Twelve Steps with the spiritual truths of the ...Bible. Read More

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