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What is it about four-year-olds that makes them so lovable? What problems do four-year-olds have? What can they do now that they c...ouldn t do at three? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, discuss these and scores of other questions unique to four-year-old girls and boys, and they offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights. ISBN-13: 9780440506751 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 11/28/1989 Pages: 160 Sales rank: 222,379 Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.37 (d) Read More

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Now available in trade paperback, this is the heart-rending drama of one family s courage, heartbreak, sacrifice, and triumph in c...onfronting an agonizing medical condition, written by two master storytellers. Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck and his life was never the same again. From that day forward his life became a hell of uncontrollable tics, urges, and involuntary utterances. Eventually he is diagnosed with Tourette s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Cory embarks on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist, enduring countless combinations of medications in wildly varying doses. Soon it becomes unclear what tics are symptoms of his disease and what are side effects of the drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. Despite his lack of control, Cory is aware of every embarrassing movement, and sensitive to every person s reaction to his often aggravating presence. Simply put: Cory Friedman s life is a living hell. AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE is the true story of one family s decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a rigid medical establishment. Read More

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- A Brother s Journey will appeal to the same audience that made #1 New York Times bestsellers of Dave Pelzer s popular novels: A ...Child Called "It" (Health Communications, 1995), The Lost Boy (Health Communications, 1997), and A Man Named Dave (E.P. Dutton, 1999), which have sold over six million copies combined. - There is a strong market for memoirs detailing traumatic experiences, as demonstrated by the success of A Million Little Pieces (Nan A. Talese, 4/03) and Running With Scissors (St. Martin s Press, 2002). - Subsidiary rights have already been sold in England and Japan. - Available as a Time Warner AudioBook. Read More

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She was a beautiful doelike child, with an intense, graceful fragility. In her first year, she picked up words, smiled and laughed..., and learned to walk. But then Anne-Marie began to turn inward. And when her little girl lost some of the words she had acquired, cried inconsolably, and showed no interest in anyone around her, Catherine Maurice took her to doctors who gave her a devastating diagnosis: autism. In their desperate struggle to save their daughter, the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false hopes, "miracle cures," and infuriating suggestions that Anne-Marie s autism was somehow their fault. Finally, Anne-Marie was saved by an intensive behavioral therapy. Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother s illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative. "A vivid and uplifting story . . . Offers new strength to parents who refuse to give up on their autistic children." Kirkus Reviews "Outstanding . . . Heartfelt . . . A lifeline to families in similar circumstances." Library Journal Read More

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"With little jargon and plenty of clarity," two esteemed family therapists "provide specific, sensible advice to parents who strug...gle with uncooperative children." (Publishers Weekly) 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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Nationally recognized expert Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as a researcher, therapist, and mediator to ...offer parents a new road map to divorce. Dr. Emery shows how our powerful emotions and the way we handle them shape how we divorce and whether our children suffer or thrive in the long run. His message is hopeful, yet realistic divorce is invariably painful, but parents can help promote their children s resilience. With compassion and authority, Dr. Emery explains: ? Why it is so hard to really make divorce work ? How anger and fighting can keep people from really separating ? Why legal matters should be one of the last tasks ? Why parental love and limit setting can be the best ?therapy? for kids ? How to talk to children, create workable parenting schedules, and more ISBN-13: 9780452287167 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Publication date: 1/31/2006 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 336 Sales rank: 180,089 Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.76 (d) Read More

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A resource of fun games for parents or teachers to help young children learn social and motor skills Barbara Sher, an expert occup...ational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders (SPD). The games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including beginning and end, spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, and more. Games can also be used in regular classrooms to encourage inclusion. A collection of fun, simple games that can improve the lives of children with ASD or other SPDs. Games can be played by parents or teachers and with individual children or groups. Games are designed to make children more comfortable in social situations and to develop motor and language skills Also included are a variety of interactive games to play in water, whether in a backyard kiddie pool, community swimming pool, or lake All the games are easy-to-do, utilizing common, inexpensive materials, and include several variations and modifications ISBN-13: 9780470391266 Publisher: Wiley, John and Sons, Incorporated Publication date: 11/9/2009 Edition number: 1 Pages: 252 Sales rank: 191,986 Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began almost forty years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach pare...nts how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world and it will work for you. Now revised for the first time since its initial publication, this groundbreaking guide will show you: How to avoid being a permissive parent How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you How to teach your children to "own" their problems and to solve them How to use the "No-Lose" method to resolve conflicts Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you ll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive. Read More

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"Managing the Millennials delves into the differences between the generations at work today in businesses around the country, and ...digs deep to explore what makes the Millennial Generation so different from the ones that came before. It identifies nine crucial points of tension that result from clashing value systems among these generations, and then provides nine approaches to resolve clashes, build communication, nurture collaborative teams, and create long-lasting relationships across generations of colleagues." With examples from managers and executives in every area of business, fascinating analysis of performance and behavioral patterns across generations, as well as tested techniques you can put into effect at your organization, Managing the Millennials gives you the knowledge and tactics you need to push your workforce to new levels of productivity. Read More

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In this book parents can record every signifi cant event in their child?s fi rst year of life. With many spaces for photographs an...d three envelopes in which to store keepsake items, this baby book will bring joy and memories for a lifetime. Illustrated in an invitingly soft artwork style, this beautifully designed book is also part of the launch of the publishing program for Peter Rabbit . . . Naturally Better, a new initiative which promotes books and products that are made from safe, recyclable, sustainable and ethically responsible sources. Read More

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What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are just two of the questions Hele...n B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of couples. This bestselling classic has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages, and now Andelin offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and old-fashioned values for today s fascinating woman. Learn how to awaken a man s deepest feelings of love, eight rules for a successful relationship, how to rekindle your love life, and more. Read More

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Grateful parents and professionals worldwide have welcomed this essential guide to the highly recommended Floortime approach for t...reating children with any of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now available in paperback, Engaging Autism includes new, exciting information on neuroscience research into the effects of this approach, plus guidance for parents navigating the controversies surrounding the treatment of autism. Unlike approaches that focus on changing specific behavior, Greenspan s program promotes the building blocks of healthy emotional and behavioral development. He shows that, remarkably, children with ASD do not have a fixed, limited potential, and may often join their peers to lead full, psychologically healthy lives. The Floortime approach can also be applied at any age including early infancy, when the first signs of risk for ASD may appear so that preventing the full development of autism becomes a real possibility. ISBN-13: 9780738210940 Publisher: Da Capo Press Publication date: 2/9/2009 Series:Merloyd Lawrence Book Pages: 448 Sales rank: 277,926 Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d) Read More

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Featured on Oprah and Good Morning America, winner of the Books for a Better Life Award, and hailed as an "excellent resource" by ...the Family Caregiver Alliance, How To Care For Aging Parents is completely revised, updated, and expanded, with nearly 300 pages of new material. Compassionate and thorough, it is a caregiver s bible. When love is not enough and, regrettably, it never is this is an essential guide. Now more than ever. Read More

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"Following a trail of clues across the galaxy, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo s dark dow...nfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order. Sojourning among the mysterious Aing-Tii monks has left Luke and his son Ben with no real answers, only the suspicion that the revelations they seek lie in the forbidden reaches of the distant Maw Cluster. There, hidden from the galaxy in a labyrinth of black holes, dwell the Mind Walkers: those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force is as seductive and intoxicating as it is potentially fatal. But it may be Luke s only path to the truth." "Meanwhile, on Coruscant, the war of wills between Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala and the Jedi Order is escalating. Outraged over the carbonite freezing of young Jedi Knights Valin and Jysella Horn after their inexplicable mental breakdowns, the Jedi are determined to defy Daala s martial tactics, override Council Master Kenth Hamner s wavering leadership, and deal on their own terms with the epidemic of madness preying on their ranks. As Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest, Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction. But none of them realize the blaster barrel is already swinging in their direction and Chief Daala is about the pull the trigger." Nor do Luke and Ben, deep in the Maw Cluster and pushing their Force abilities beyond known limits, realize how close they are - to the Sith strike squad bent on exterminating the Skywalkers, to a nexus of dark-side energy unprecedented in its power and its hunger, and to an explosiveconfrontation between opposing wielders of the Force from which only one Master - good or evil - can emerge alive. Read More

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Bestselling and acclaimed author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with another remarkable memoir about gender and parenting Jenny Fi...nney Boylan told her wife that she was transgender when their two children were young, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, their family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother. From the friends who support their new configuration to the woman who says she s "too close-minded" to let their sons continue to play together to Jenny s wife, their family grows and changes together in ways both utterly exceptional and entirely commonplace, as their sons turn into teenagers and a relationship of many years weathers illness, loss of parents, and a husband turning into a wife. Through incredibly insightful interviews, Jenny examines relationships with fathers and mothers, people s memories of the children they were and the parents they had, and the many different ways a family can be. Jenny includes conversations with Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, Anna Quindlen, and other parents and children discussing gender, how families are shaped, and the difficulties and wonders of being human. Followed by an Afterword by Anna Quindlen that includes Jenny and her wife discussing the challenges they ve faced and the love they share, Stuck in the Middle with You will be another classic. ISBN-13: 9780767921763 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 4/30/2013 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 277,933 Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d) Read More

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Through great grief can come great joy. In the 1950s, doctors often advised parents of disabled babies to put them away in institu...tions or homes. But when entertainers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers discovered their new baby, Robin, had Down Syndrome, they were determined to take her home and give her their love. It wasn t easy. Through countless surgeries and sleepless nights, the Rogers found themselves exhausted and worried-until they began to notice a change in their lives. Somehow the unexplainable and unexpected was happening-Robin was helping Roy and Dale draw closer to God and to each other. Robin s brief life also persuaded them to do all they could to help others in similar circumstances. Told from Robin s point of view in heaven, Angel Unaware is a touching story that has inspired millions of readers around the world. Whether you are a parent of a special needs child or have experienced the loss of a loved one, Robin s story will bring you the peace and understanding you need in difficult times. Read More

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Equips parents to teach their children how to make sexuality a safe, healthy, and sacred part of their lives. How parents address ...sex their openness, the context, and their attitudes will impact how their children view their own sexuality and self-worth. Dr. Chirban helps parents know when, how, and how much, and stresses the vital importance of their role in sex education. He uses humor, compassion, and real-life examples to prepare parents for healthy and ongoing conversations that equips their kids to own their own sexuality and provide an understanding of the larger issues of relationships, love, commitment, and intimacy. In addition, parents discover how helping their children grasp these veiled yet critical keys to a fulfilling life deepens their own connection with their children. With specific helps for children from birth through young adult, Dr. Chirban provides context for what needs to be communicated at each stage of their development as well as tips for the inevitable surprise questions.In addition, he tackles complicated issues such as pornography, relationships and the Internet, sexting, and homosexuality. Most important is the emphasis on strong family values and spirituality as it relates to sexuality. Previously released in 2007 asWhat s Love Got to Do With It?, this revised book adds new insights from today s culture that make it even more relevant to parents and families. Read More

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The messages that we give to ourselves are the most important messages we hear. The internal briefings and conversations we hold d...etermine our attitudes, our behavior and the course of our lives. If, as children, we were criticized and shamed, our internal dialogue will be self-deprecating. If we are used to large doses of self-imposed sarcasm and negative reviews of our daily performance, we gradually mutilate our self-esteem, our creativity and our spirit. As adult children of alcoholics, we can continue to remain in the past and believe the negatives that we were taught; or we can change our beliefs with affirmative thoughts that can set us free into better and more expansive experiences. What we choose to believe will ultimately rule our world. Affirmations are a way to wake us up to make us fully conscious and aware of the daily choices we make. And, as we learn to direflect our thoughts, our feelings and behavior will naturally follow. Affirmations are a way to discover personal awareness, growth and spiritual potential, and self-regard. Reading this book gives us an opportunity to nurture ourselves. ISBN-13: 9780932194275 Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated Publication date: 11/1/1996 Pages: 372 Read More

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1,2,3…The Toddler Years offers practical help in an entertaining fashion on the many issues parents and caregivers face as young c...hildren experience the toddler years. The true life examples, humorous approach and clear format make the book easy to read and use. These methods have been applied successfully for over 30 years by the Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center, which has built its program around the belief that what young children learn about themselves and their world during their toddler years will affect the rest of their lives. Topics include: * Settling limits * Biting, * Sharing * Sleeping * Eating * Separation * Toilet learning. There is also a section on successful parenting including * Learn from others * Trust yourself * Take care of yourself * Stop feeling guilty * Enjoy your child * Finding and keeping quality child care. 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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There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers..., generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disasters?all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before. But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find the path to manhood? How do you steer clear of the dangers? John Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father. In life s trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood from Beloved Son to Cowboy to Warrior to Lover to King to Sage. Fathered by God maps out the path of manhood?not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a sure path men have followed for centuries before us. Find that path and become the man God sees in you. Read More

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Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life! Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the m...illions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You ll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better. Covers new diagnosis methods developed by the American Psychiatric Association Increased coverage of genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar disorder Advice on supporting a loved one (who may not want help) Updated and expanded medication guide and treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation Complete with fill-in-the-blank forms and charts, key online resources, 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 conquer this disease and get on with your lives. Read More

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ISBN-13: 9781563830396 Publisher: G and R Publishing Publication date: 12/1/1992 Series:Memory-A-Day Series Pages: 366 Sales rank:... 190,322 Read More

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Now more than ever, your success as a leader isn t just about being a great businessperson. You ve got to be a great person, perfo...rming well in all domains of your life your work, your home, your community, and your private self. That s a tall order. The good news is that, contrary to conventional wisdom about "balance," you don t have to assume that these domains compete in a zero-sum game. Total Leadership is a game-changing blueprint for how to perform well as a leader not by trading off one domain for another, but by finding mutual value among all four. The author shows you how to achieve these "four-way wins" as a leader who can: · Be real: Act with authenticity by clarifying what s important · Be whole: Act with integrity by respecting the whole person · Be innovative: Act with creativity by experimenting to find new solutions With engaging examples and clear instruction, Friedman provides more than thirty hands-on tools for using these proven principles to produce stronger business results, find clearer purpose in what you do, feel more connected to the people who matter most, and generate sustainable change. Most leadership development books focus only on your professional skills, while books about personal growth concentrate on your needs beyond work. Total Leadership is different. It s a unique and long-awaited resource that shows how to win in all domains of life. Read More

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Even if you ve just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it s likely that you ve been living with it for a long time. You ve prob...ably already developed your own ways of coping with recurring depression, the consequences of manic episodes, and the constant, uncomfortable feeling that you re at the mercy of your emotions. Some of these methods may work; others might do more harm than good. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder will help you integrate your coping skills with a new and effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) plan for living well with bipolar disorder. The four DBT skills you ll learn in this workbook-mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness-will help you manage your emotional ups and downs and minimize the frequency and intensity of depressive and manic episodes. By using this book in conjunction with medication and professional care, you ll soon experience relief from your bipolar symptoms and come to enjoy the calm and confident feeling of being in control. Learn mindfulness and acceptance skills Cope with depressive and manic episodes in healthy ways Manage difficult emotions and impulsive urges Maintain relationships with friends and family members Read More

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What do you do when your son insists on wearing a dress to school? Or when your toddler daughter s first sentence is that she s a ...boy? Offering an extensive understanding of gender-variant and transgender youth, The Transgender Child answers these questions and more. Covering developmental, legal, medical, and school issues, The Transgender Child is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook for the unique challenges that thousands of families face raising children who step outside of the pink or blue box. Read More

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

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Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twenty-somethings--yet there are very few boo...ks out there written specifically for young people experiencing mental illness for the first time. Welcome to the Jungle (Conari Press, May 2010) fills that gap with its upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true "in the trenches" perspective young readers will trust. With chapters ranging from What Just Happened?: Life Beyond Diagnosis to Here Be Downers: Drugs, Booze, and Suicide to Hippy Shit That Actually Works: Herbs, Wilderness Time, and Other Ways to Help Keep Your Shit Together to Hell is Finding Good Insurance: How to Get Your Ass Covered in Troubled Times, Smith brings bipolar self help to the street level. ISBN-13: 9781573244725 Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser Publication date: 5/1/2010 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 220,342 Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Offering practical, “can-do” advice for anxious parents expecting or already caring for twins, this handbook guides from the first... news of twins impending arrival and continues through their early childhood. From how to set up the nursery, synchronize feeding and sleeping schedules, and potty train two children at once to discipline, family dynamics, and fostering individuality, this doctor-cum-mom shares her experiences of what works and what doesn t and encourages parents to not only survive but also enjoy their twins early years. A special appendix on caring for triplets as well as preterm babies is also included. Read More

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A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a... baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn t the right “edu-tainment” that nurtures an infant s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it s within every parent s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them. Read More

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The result is a refreshingly engaging and informative guide-that includes all you need to know at each age and stage of your child... s first year. Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child s development. In each instance, Dr. Cohen provides a thorough overview and a simple answer or explanation: a "common sense bottom line," yet he doesn t dictate. The emphasis is on doing what is medically sound and what works best for you and your baby. He also includes fact sheets, easy-to-follow diagnosis and treatment guides, and humorous daddy vs. doctor sidebars that reveal the learning curve during his first year as a dad. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby s first year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense. Read More

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Following a unique format perfect for today s world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 rules that c...over all the hot spots in long-term relationships. Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won t talk"/"She doesn t want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner s relationship to technology.) You ll also learn how to: Calm things down and warm them up Talk straight and fight fair Listen well as a spiritual practice Connect with a distant partner Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult- laws Follow a 12-step program to overcome defensiveness Know how and when to draw the line Take back your marriage when things fall apart Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that s required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice. Read More

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When your teen s rebellious behavior "Crosses the line," How can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power ...struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping parents and kinds resolve standoffs and repair their relationships. Now they ve distilled their approach into a clinically proven self-help program that can help you break through to your teen and rebuild trust. Centered around 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teen provides practical guidelines for putting an end to the hostilities. You ll learn realistic ways to foster mutual respect, introduce cooperative problem solving, and strengthen family relationships-while giving your teen vital skills for becoming a mature, independent adult. About the Author: Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse About the Author: Arthur L. Robin, PhD, is Director of Psychology Training at Children s Hospital of Michigan, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, and a practicing psychologist in Michigan with more than three decades of experience About the Author: Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor ISBN-13: 9781593855833 Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc. Publication date: 2/1/2008 Edition description: New Edition Pages: 326 Sales rank: 208,774 Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.88 (d) Read More

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Living with bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge. Those who struggle with the illness have to learn effective ways to control ...their mood swings, avoid relapse, and get the most from medication-based treatments. This workbook delivers a hands-on resource that gives sufferers the edge they need. Based on proven cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, the book offers a variety of tools that enable readers to recognize the early warning signs of an oncoming episode, develop plans for withstanding the seductive pull of manic episodes, and escape the paralysis of depression. Specific chapters address key challenges at various stages, from overcoming denial of the initial diagnosis to fine-tuning treatments and maintaining gains. Read More

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Now Available in Paperback! In Einstein Never Used Flashcards highly credentialed child psychologists, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., a...nd Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., with Diane Eyer, Ph.D., offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. It s a message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: Letting tots learn through play is not only okay-it s better than drilling academics! Drawing on overwhelming scientific evidence from their own studies and the collective research results of child development experts, and addressing the key areas of development-math, reading, verbal communication, science, self-awareness, and social skills-the authors explain the process of learning from a child s point of view. They then offer parents 40 age-appropriate games for creative play. These simple, fun yet powerful exercises work as well or better than expensive high-tech gadgets to teach a child what his ever-active, playful mind is craving to learn. Read More

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Initially developed by co-author Cheri Fraker in the course of treating an eleven-year-old who ate nothing but peanut butter, brea...d, and milk, Food Chaining is a breakthrough approach for dealing with picky eating and feeding problems at any age. Food Chaining emphasizes the relationship between foods in regard to taste, temperature, and texture. In Food Chaining, the internationally known feeding team behind this unique method shows how to help your child enjoy new and nutritious foods, no matter what the nature of his picky eating. The guide also includes information on common food allergies, improving eating skills, advice specific to special needs kids, and a pre-chaining program to help prevent food aversions before they develop. Food Chaining will help you raise a lifelong healthy eater. Read More

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Ornament Tealight Holder - Oh What Fun. Brighten up those cold, short nights and this holiday season with our Ornament Tealight Ho...lders! Designed like a colorful ornament with neat holiday patterns, these tealight holders feature holiday one-liner jokes sure to brighten up any sad faces. Each holder features a different joke, such as "Dear Santa, I can explain..." and "Dear Santa define good." One candle is included with 4 hour burntime. Available in different designs. Each sold separately. 3.5" L x 2.75" H. Read More

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Personal financial planning is the process of establishing your own financial goals and finding a way to reach them. It is an ongo...ing process that involves examining all existing resources, developing a plan to use them, and systematically implementing the plan to achieve your goals. While teenagers yield immense spending power, many lack the financial knowledge necessary to manage their money wisely. The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers is a reliable and relevant source of financial information in which teenagers will find a wealth of useful information. In this new book, you will learn how to get and manage credit, how to make and stick to a budget, how to save for college, how to determine your needs versus your wants, how to pay for a car, how to finance college, how to manage risk, how to open a bank account, how to write a check, how to balance a checkbook, how to avoid the pressures of consumerism, and how to avoid financial mistakes. You will also learn about investment options, taxes, checks, debit cards, credit cards, and basic budget tips. This book is filled with helpful suggestions from financial and family counselors, and you will discover creative ways to get a jumpstart on your financial future and use money responsibly. Even if you have had a few missteps along the way, you will be able to learn from your mistakes and get on the path to financial well-being. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed. This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version. Read More

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Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who... were “undermothered” as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother s own history, and how you can fill the “mother gap” by: Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal “defects” back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today s undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future for themselves and their children. Read More

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A Harvard-trained lawyer and mediator shows busy couples how to stop fighting and start communicating. In Fight Less, Love More, r...eaders will learn how to identify the bad verbal habits, instinctive responses, and emotional reasoning that can cloud judgment and ultimately lead to the deterioration of otherwise healthy relationships. With exercises, examples, and sample scripts, Puhn s modern voice presents simple 5-minute strategies create immediate, positive changes and provide long-lasting communication skills that couples can continually employ when faced with conflict. ISBN-13: 9781609618896 Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc. Publication date: 9/18/2012 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 196,188 Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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With astonishing vulnerability that engages readers from the first page, John and Stasi Eldredge openly discuss their own marriage... and the breakthroughs they have won from the challenges they ve faced. Each talks to the reader about what he and she have learned, providing a balance between male and female perspectives that has been absent from previous books on this topic. John and Stasi begin Love and War with an obvious confession: Marriage is fabulously hard. But beneath and behind the inevitable tensions a man and woman “locked in the same submarine” are going to have, the real battle is against the work of the Enemy, who plots and schemes to tear love apart. The Eldredges show how couples can win “by fighting for each other, instead of against each other.” As they say, “We live in a great love story, set in the midst of war.” “This is a book of wisdom and hope…a beautiful labor that will move your marriage to far deeper joy.” Dan. B. Allender, author of The Wounded Heart Read More

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“Why do you always have to be at me about stuff when I m in the middle of doing something?” “You don t have to yell at me! Everyth...ing has to be exactly when you want it! I hate this house!” Is there any aspect of parenting more frustrating than when even the simplest conversation with your teenager quickly deteriorates into a take-no-prisoners war? Bestselling author Anthony E. Wolf sympathizes, and in his new book he provides hope, humor, and practical tips for dealing with the everyday challenges of raising teens in the twenty-first century. I d Listen to My Parents if They d Just Shut Up will help you understand who your teenagers really are under all the attitude, and what new rules apply to successfully communicating with them in today s constantly evolving world of the Internet, electronics, and social media. A book designed to make life with your teenage child a significantly more enjoyable experience, I d Listen to My Parents if They d Just Shut Up offers specific scenarios to illustrate which responses will work and which ones are doomed to failure the next time your thirteen-to-nineteen-year-old refuses to listen or won t take “no” for an answer. Read More

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ISBN-13: 9781932740141 Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated Publication date: 8/28/2005 Pages: 135 Sales rank: 158,635 P...roduct dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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In this elegant approach to the often-elusive subject of sensory integration, Carol Kranowitz, M.A. (author of the best-selling bo...ok The Out-of-Sync Child) and expert occupational therapists Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L, Lynn Balzer-Martin, PhD, OTR, Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Elizabeth Haber, MS, OTR/L, and Deanna Iris Sava, MS, OTR/L, have assembled an extensive and easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that will be invaluable to every teacher (and parent) who has children with sensory processing challenges. You ll find tried-and-true instructions for developing fine-motor, “organizing,” and motor-planning skills, and for providing an appropriate “Sensory Diet” that will benefit all your students. Checklists help you identify students who have difficulty processing sensory information. With up to 20% of the students in any given classroom affected by Sensory Processing Disorder, Answers to Questions is an invaluable resource for teachers of preschool through high school. Winner of Learning magazine s Teachers Choice Award, this book and the tools within it will help teachers learn how to: Recognize Sensory Processing Disorder Understand how Sensory Processing Disorder may interfere with a child s motor coordination, muscle tone, fine motor skills, visual perception, and relationships with others Discern a child s unique pattern of out-of-sync behavior Help a child recover after a meltdown Develop strategies to prevent future meltdowns Approach a child who is simultaneously oversensitive to one kind of stimulation and undersensitive to another kind Help children identify their own needs for the right amount of sensory stimulation Collaborate with parents, occupational therapists, and other professionals on a child s behalf Provide a safe, appropriate, “sensory diet” in the classroom that will benefit all students Structure a calm and organized classroom Manage his or her own behavior when a child “pushes those buttons” Finally, this book will help teachers to always remember that these are good children who are trying their best in a confusing world! Contents include: What Is Sensory Integration? What Is Occupational Therapy? How to Get the Most Out of Answers to Questions Teachers Ask Comparison of Typical Sensory Processing and Sensory Processing Disorder Organizing Sensory Input and Activities for the Classroom Classroom Accommodation Checklist Infants and Toddlers Checklist (Birth to Age Two) Preschool Checklist (Age Three to Four) School-Age Checklist (Age Five to Twelve) Adult/Adolescent Checklist (Age Twelve and Up) Balzer-Martin Preschool Screening Teachers Checklist Characteristics of Tactile Dysfunction Characteristics of Vestibular Dysfunction Characteristics of Proprioceptive Dysfunction Characteristics of Visual Dysfunction Characteristics of Auditory Dysfunction Heavy Work Activities List for Teachers And more! Read More

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A workbook to accompany the acclaimed series on teaching writing, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind. In Writing with Ease, ...Susan Wise Bauer lays out an alternative plan for teaching writing, one that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods. The Complete Writer workbooks (each sold separately) complement this plan with lessons, student worksheets, and teacher instructions for every day of writing instruction. Each covers one year of study. Used along with Writing with Ease, The Complete Writer, Level One (first in a four-volume set) complete the elementary-grade writing curriculum. ISBN-13: 9781933339269 Publisher: Peace Hill Press Publication date: 8/12/2008 Series:Complete Writer Series Edition description: Workbook Pages: 400 Sales rank: 222,457 Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Did you know that simple changes in your diet could increase your fertility by 60 percent? That what you eat when you re pregnant ...could affect whether your child will need to wear glasses or braces? That increasing your intake of certain nutrients before you become pregnant could radically decrease your chances of suffering from morning sickness? In Beautiful Babies, nutrition educator Kristen Michaelis reveals the truth about diet and pregnancy. Based on her research of the nutrient-rich diets of healthy and fertile populations around the world, she lays out exactly what you should and shouldn t eat when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breast-feeding. In the first half of the book she explains the ways industrialized foods can prevent pregnancy, how a low-fat diet can increase your likelihood of infertility by 85 percent, what to do if breast-feeding doesn t work for you, why babies can t digest cereal, and gives step-by-step instructions on how and when to introduce your baby s first foods. In the second half of the book she equips you with more than 50 recipes for incorporating traditional fertility-boosting foods into your diet. Beautiful Babies provides you with everything you need to know about having a healthy pregnancy and nourishing your growing baby. ISBN-13: 9781936608652 Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing Publication date: 3/19/2013 Edition description: Original Pages: 256 Sales rank: 243,830 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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Are you the confused parent of a toddler? Are you constantly disappointing the 2T in your life? Are you tired, stressed out, and l...ooking for relief? I can t help you with that last one, but if you want to become an A+ servant to your small child, this book is for you. Who better to teach you about toddlers than another toddler? In this book you ll learn: • How time-outs make you look like a fool • Why potty training is not only unnecessary but unrealistic for children under eighteen • Why toddler beds are OUT and letting your child sleep on the diagonal in your bed is IN • The best way to apologize to your toddler for all of those Pinterest casseroles • That when you love someone, you accept them as they are, pants or no pants The hard-hitting knowledge in The Honest Toddler will save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary whole grains and toothbrushes. Happy reading. You re doing the right thing. For once. Read More

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A call for parents to take responsibility for their children and give them what they truly need in order to grow, thrive, and love.... Take a good look around you: you can t go into stores or restaurants without seeing joyless children screaming and sulking while their parents ignore them. According to esteemed child psychiatrist Robert Shaw, this epidemic has become so much the norm that we often don t recognize its warning signs. This bold and timely book tells you how to save your child and your family with a commonsense approach that cuts to the core of the problem and shows us the cure. The Epidemic covers: Developing your child s ability to love Managing child care and minimizing the damage Raising cooperative, joyful, and creative children Promoting self-esteem and confidence rather than self-centeredness Avoiding the harmful effects of electronic media Healing angry, contemptuous, withdrawn, and out-of-control children Read More

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From the authors of the New York Times bestsellers Awkward Family Photos and Awkward Family Pet Photos comes a celebration of thos...e special times throughout the year when our families embarrass us the most . . . the holidays. Holidays. They re those momentous occasions when we gather with family to eat, drink, celebrate, and, of course, pose for photographs. From Mom s homemade Halloween costumes to re-creating a Nativity scene for the Christmas card to that overly patriotic uncle who literally wears the flag on the Fourth, holidays make for humiliating memories that we carry in our hearts for years to come. Whether your family loves Valentine s Day, St. Patrick s Day, Easter, July Fourth, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah, this book pays homage to all of the holidays most uncomfortable moments. Read More

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