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During her teens, Rachel Lloyd ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. With time, through incredible resilience, and ...with the help of a local church community, she finally broke free of her pimp and her past and devoted herself to helping other young girls escape "the life." In Girls Like Us, Lloyd reveals the dark world of commercial sex trafficking in cinematic detail and tells the story of her groundbreaking nonprofit organization: GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. With great humanity, she shares the stories of the girls whose lives GEMS has helped small victories that have healed her wounds and made her whole. Revelatory, authentic, and brave, Girls Like Us is an unforgettable memoir. Read More

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There s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing h...omework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills" - the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements - this empowering book shows how. Read More

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À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman ...investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life? Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin. Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way. Read More

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The secret behind France s astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, sh...e doesn t aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren t doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her American friends take a year or more. French kids eat well-rounded meals that are more likely to include braised leeks than chicken nuggets. And while her American friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play. Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. There s no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. French mothers assume that even good parents aren t at the constant service of their children and that there s no need to feel guilty about this. They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy. Of course, French parenting wouldn t be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. In fact, French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They re just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are- by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don t just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is. While finding her own firm non, Druckerman discovers that children-including her own-are capable of feats she d never imagined. Read More

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If You re The Parent of a "Smart But Scattered" Teen, Trying to Help Him or her Grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may... feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens independence by building their executive skills-the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future-while making your relationship stronger. Read More

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To celebrate more than 250,000 copies sold, The Little Big Book for Grandmothers is back in an updated edition with a revised fore...word, new jacket design, new endpapers, and a new ISBN. This is a charming book filled with fairy tales, poetry, nursery rhymes, song, stories, words of wisdom, activities, and recipes that are sure to enchant and delight. The Little Big Book for Grandmothers is brimming with many of the classic and favorite things grandmothers grew up with, and illustrated with charming vintage art she is sure to adore from artists such as Jessie Wilcox Smith and Kate Greenaway. This packed anthology includes: -18 fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid, Thumbkin, Snow White and Rose Red, The Fisherman and His Wife, and Rapunzel -19 poems by e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein, and others -13 nursery rhymes including Goosey, Goosey, Gander, and Old Mother Hubbard -15 songs from "Polly Wolly Doodle" and "Billy Boy" to "Little Red Caboose" and "Baby Beluga" -26 finger games and old-fashioned games such as Grandma s glasses and Tiddlywinks -More than 30 activities from embroidery and making a family quilt, to Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show and holiday activities -More than 30 recipes to indulge and nourish from Ice Cream Sundaes and Strawberry Shortcake to Chicken Pot Pie and Momma Bread Includes 100 full-color illustrations and 150 line illustrations A collection of traditional tales, nursery rhymes, songs, literary excerpts, poems, finger games, recipes and more. Read More

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Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out Es / Employees... those "A Students" who read wel...l, memorize well and test well... and not the creative thinkers, visionaries and dreamers ?entrepreneurs-in-the-making... those "C Students who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications and products. The book urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids "letter grades" ("good grades" might only mean they or the student themselves were successful in jamming a square peg into a round hole...) and focus, instead, on concepts, ideas, and helping their child find their true genius, their special gift. The path they can pursue with a love and true passion. Robert showcases success stories of "C Students" who grew up to be phenomenal successes ? and HIRED those "A Students"(attorneys, accountants, and other school-smart specialists) to work in their businesses... while the more average students, "B Students," often find themselves in government-type jobs... Not surprisingly, Kiyosaki will coin his own definitions of what "A," "B," and "C" stand for as he gives parents and their children bits of wisdom as well as insights and tools for navigating an ever-changing world... an Information Age world where the ability to change and adapt, understand relationships, and anticipate the future will shape their lives. Read More

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This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen in...sight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. By means of three easy-to-follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behavior, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the parent-child relationship avoiding the "Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit" syndrome which frustrates so many parents. Ten strategies for building a child s self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect from the child are discussed, as well as tips on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. New advice about kids and technology and new illustrations bring this essential parenting companion completely up-to-date. Read More

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"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like ...this." --The New Yorker "A parenting zeitgeist" --Washington Post "A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep." --National Public Radio "A new Bible for weary parents" --New York Times "Resonates powerfully with almost everyone" --Boston Globe "Go the F*** to Sleep challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling(s) to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own." --Midwest Book Review Go the F*** to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach s verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity. With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the F*** to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children. Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, a children s book inspired by Go the F*** to Sleep and appropriate for kids of all ages, is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order. Read More

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Wow! A baby book that actually answers the big question about having a baby: How am I going to afford all this? With the average c...ost of a baby topping $7000 for just the first year alone, you need creative solutions and innovative ideas to navigate the consumer maze that confronts all parents-to-be. Baby Bargains is the answer Inside, you ll discover: NAME BRAND REVIEWS of car seats, bedding, strollers ,high chairs, diapers and more! Dozens of safety tips to affordably baby proof your home. How to use SOCIAL MEDIA and deal of the day sites to save even more. FIVE wastes of money with baby clothes and the best outlet bargains. NINE tips to saving money on cribs, plus in-depth reviews of crib brands. THE TRUTH ABOUT STROLLERS and which brands work best in the real world. The SEVEN MOST RIDICULOUS BABY PRODUCTS. DETAILED CHARTS that compare brands of cribs, strollers, car seats and more! This new 10th edition adds the latest tips and advice on getting bargains on baby gear, including: Expanded reviews of video monitors, including new model that let you see baby on an iPhone or Andriod device. More reviews of strollers the latest models, which strollers have the quickest fold and more. Crib safety: what to buy now and what to avoid, given the new safety rules. Organic baby food: what s new in stores. Is it worth it? And as always, the most up-to-date reviews of car seats, carriers, nursery furniture and more! Read More

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This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Stor...y of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers polls over 150,000 copies of the series in print! What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi s tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer s trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world s civilizations. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5. Read More

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An inspirational, illustrated gift book offering a message of love and commitment for couples in all stages of matrimony. Anyone w...ho s ever said "I do" knows that a successful marriage is not founded on love alone. It takes commitment, hard work, and patience to make the marriage work. Charlene Costanzo s latest book, The Twelve Gifts in Marriage, reminds us all what marriage is about and offers inspirational advice that couples of all ages will cherish. Like Charlene s first two books, Marriage opens with a parable: An elderly couple warns a young bride and groom that their life together won t always be blissful or easy, but that their love will grow deeper with time if they remember to practice twelve innate gifts among them strength, faith, and compassion. The book then illustrates the twelve gifts with powerful and poignant hand?tinted photographs that offer an immediate, sensory connection to readers. Like Charlene s first two successful books, The Twelve Gifts in Marriage brings a hopeful, inspirational message to its readers, from newlyweds to couples celebrating their Golden Anniversary. ISBN-13: 9780060742522 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 12/14/2004 Pages: 48 Sales rank: 220,889 Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.25 (d) Read More

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Right after "Is it a boy or a girl?" and "What s his/her name?," the next question people invariably ask new parents is "Are you g...etting any sleep?" Unfortunately, the answer is usually "Not much." In fact, studies show that approximately 25% of young children experience some type of sleep problem and, as any bleary-eyed parent will attest, it is one of the most difficult challenges of parenting. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in children, Dr. Jodi A. Mindell now provides tips and techniques, the answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies and quotes from parents who have successfully solved their children s sleep problems. Unlike other books on the subject, Dr. Mindell also offers practical tips on bedtime, rather than middle-of-the-night-sleep training, and shows how all members of the family can cope with the stresses associated with teaching a child to sleep. "...a child psychologist explains how parents can teach their baby or toddler to fall asleep and how parents and other members of the family can cope with the stresses a sleepless child can create." Read More

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Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped ...thousands of patients, their families and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much?praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient and the family s point of view. This new, completely updated fifth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment and answers to the questions most often asked by families, consumers and providers. Read More

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Finally, kids do come with instructions! Surprisingly simple steps to boost your little child s sleep fast! Dr. Harvey Karp made d...octors applaud and parents cheer with his brilliant solutions to centuries-old problems such as colic and tantrums. Now, in The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, he works his magic once again on the #1 parent complaint: exhaustion! Dr. Karp s surprising insights include: Why parents should always wake their sleeping babies when they ease them into bed! How a new type of white noise can boost your baby s or toddler s sleep by 1 to 2 hours! Easy "no-cry" tips that end infant and toddler bedtime struggles in just days! Plus dozens more foolproof tips that have helped thousands of families turn nighttime shrieks into nightlong slumber. Read More

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What kind of mother feeds her kids dinosaur chicken nuggets . . . three times a week? What kind of mother lets hand washing slide ...after using the toilet, as long as it was just Number One? When Did I Get Like This? ISBN-13: 9780061963964 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 4/19/2011 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 260,689 Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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?You never listen to anything I say!? Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted eight-year-old. Today, a moody, disrespectf...ul twelve-year-old. What happened? And more important, how do you handle it? How you respond to these whirlwind changes will not only affect your child s behavior now but will determine how he or she turns out later. Julie A. Ross, executive director of Parenting Horizons, shows you exactly what s going on with your child and provides all the tools you need to correctly handle even the prickliest tween porcupine. Find out how other parents survived nightmarish tween behavior and still raised great kids Break the ?nagging cycle,? give your kids responsibilities, and get results Talk about sex, drugs, and alcohol so your kid will listen Discover the secret that will help your child to disregard peer pressure and make smart choices for life "This excellent book lets parents peek into the underlying, confusing thoughts and perplexing decisions that young tweens are constantly facing." Ralph I. López, M.D., Clinical Professor or Pediatrics, Cornell University, and author of The Teen Health Book 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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Sixty percent of second marriages fail. Yours can be among the ones that succeed. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show... how you can beat the odds with flying colors and make remarriage the best thing that s ever happened to you. Do you have the skills you need? Now is the time to acquire them--and build a future together that is everything marriage can and ought to be. Also available: men s workbook, women s workbook, and abridged audio cassette version Read More

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In this six-session small group Bible study DVD, Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas uses a unique lens to look at parenting, moving bey...ond raising great children to becoming more holy as a person. What if one of God s primary intentions for you as a parent isn t about successfully raising perfect children, but about you becoming more holy? In Sacred Parenting Gary Thomas illustrates how God can transform lessons in raising children into opportunities to grow in the image of Christ. It will help you and your group, rediscover parenting from a different perspective: as a method of spiritual formation expressly designed by God to shape your soul in ways you could not imagine! Designed for use with the Sacred Parenting Participant Guide (sold separately), this DVD features six 10-15 minute live sessions with Gary Thomas and will help you dig deeper into learning how God can transform dirty diapers, toddler tantrums, and a teenager s silence into occasions for becoming more like Christ. Sessions include: 1. The Soul-Transforming Journey of Parenting 2. God-Centered Parenting 3. The Hardest Hurt of All 4. Embracing Our Insignificance 5. Walking on the Wild Side of Parenting 6. The Gold Behind the Guilt Read More

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In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do n...ot speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and most importantly get people thinking about Jesus. Soon, your conversations will look more like diplomacy than D-Day. Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows you how to: - Initiate conversations effortlessly - Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively - Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking - Skillfully manage the details of dialogue - Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace. Read More

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Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father s role in nu...rturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child s eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies dependency needs. "The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B s" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby s cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here s all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting. Read More

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Prepare for a safe and joyful birth-with the help of America s foremost baby and childcare experts Since women enjoy more birthing... options today than ever before, the path toward a safe and satisfying birth can be fraught with important decisions. Planning, understanding the resources available to you, and developing your own birthing philosophy can make all the difference. In this comprehensive, reassuring, and authoritative guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatrics specialists whose books on pregnancy, babies, and parenting have become widely praised bestsellers, thoroughly explore the abundant choices couples face when anticipating the birth of their child. The topics covered in The Birth Book include: ? Selecting the right birthing environment and team *preparing physically and emotionally for childbirth *using prenatal tests and technology wisely *defining the father s role *selecting a childbirth class *lessening the discomfort and speeding the process of labor *choosing or avoiding anesthesia *finding the birthing position that s best for you and your baby *decreasing your chances for a cesarean birth *turning a surgical birth into a rewarding experience As the parents of eight children and as medical professionals with nearly three decades of experience, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears are uniquely qualified to answer virtually every question you might have about the birth process. Their one-of-a-kind guide, rich in information as well as inspiration, enables you to plan and create the birth you want. William and Martha Sears, pediatric specialists and the parents of seven children, detail the options available to today s expectant parents in an up-to-date, factual, and unbiased fashion. Read More

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From one of the nation s most trusted experts on children s bedtime and nap time comes a new guide for sleep-training twins so tha...t everybody (including Mom and Dad) will be rested and happy! As parents of twins and multiples know, double the fun can be double the sleep deprivation. Now, in Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins, beloved pediatrician and renowned sleep authority Dr. Marc Weissbluth combines specialized advice for parents of twins with his tried-and-true sleep-training methods to show exhausted moms and dads how to get their babies to sleep on their own, stay asleep, and sleep regularly. This essential step-by-step guide to establishing good sleep patterns reveals how to build healthy habits in twins natural slumber cycles, including ? how healthy sleep differs from ?junk? sleep, plus a helpful tutorial on the techniques of sleep training for new parents ? the five ingredients of healthy sleep, and why daytime sleep is different from nighttime sleep but equally important to good health ? why it s crucial for babies to master the ability to fall asleep unassisted, without protest or crying, and how to help them do so ? essential tips for synchronizing your twins sleep schedules, plus information about how twins sleep best?when to keep them together, and when it s time to separate them ? how to recognize early drowsy cues in your babies so you can catch the sleep wave before it turns into nervous energy that will keep them awake Sleep-training twins presents a unique set of challenges. This invaluable guide will not only get your babies to sleep through the night but help you stay healthy and rested so you can enjoy the many blessings of having more than one! Read More

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Finally, a beginning . . . The time had finally come. The time I had been waiting for through all these long months that I knew so...oner or later had to occur. Now it was here. She had surprised me so much by actually crying that for a moment I did nothing but look at her. Then I gathered her into my arms, hugging her tightly. She clutched onto my shirt so that I could feel the dull pain of her fingers digging into my skin. She cried and cried and cried. I held her and rocked the chair back and on its rear legs, feeling my arms and chest get damp from the tears and her hot breath and the smallness of the room. Read More

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New insights and practical solutions for overworked and stressed-out girls and their parents. In today s achievement culture, many... girls seem to be doing remarkably well excelling in honors and sports and attending top colleges in ever greater numbers but beneath the surface, girls are stressed out and stretched too thin as they strive to be ?perfect.? In their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurriculars, family life and social lives, friends and frenemies, as well as relationships online and IRL (in the real world), many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please their friends, parents, teachers, and others. With honesty, empathy, and a fresh perspective, The Myth of the Perfect Girl presents advice to empower both parents and girls themselves to discover what true success and happiness means to them and how to work to achieve it. ISBN-13: 9780399537714 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Publication date: 12/31/2012 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 213,456 Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Are two-year-olds really so terrible, or does the world have a slightly skewed view of this sometimes difficult, sometimes adorabl...e lot? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized worldwide as authorities on child behavior and development, offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights on children this age. What are two-year-old girls and boys thinking and feeling? How do they see others around them? With humor and compassion, the authors describe the general characteristics of these complex toddlers: their physical growth trends, their emotional and psychological maturation. Also included are insights into how two-year-olds behave with family and other children, and advice on how to handle them, as well as tings to avoid. Included in this book: ? A two-year-old s view of the world and himself ? Bath and dressing routines ? Sex differences ? Stories from real life ? A list of age-appropriate toys and books ? A bibliography for parents ?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 Read More

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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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An activity book about danger, safety, and the incredible world around us. In a time when children are too often coddled, 50 Dange...rous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) reminds readers that climbing trees is good for the soul, and that a pocket knife is not a weapon. Full of exciting ways children can explore the world around them, this book explains how to "Play with Fire" and "Taste Electricity" while learning about safety. With easy-to-follow instructions, it includes: ? Activities, like walking a tightrope ? Skills, like throwing a spear ? Projects, like melting glass ? Experiences, like sleeping in the wild Watch a Video 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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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 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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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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More than 800 years ago the village of Schwaebisch Gmuend was founded by the Kings of Staufen who were responsible for settling th...is region known for its artisans specializing in the production of gold silver and brass jewelry as well as decorative ornaments. These works of art were shipped to markets in Italy and Western Europe. The tradition in metal arts survives today in this medieval walled town located near Stuttgart Germany. For generations families have engaged in ornament cutting designing their own unique decorations to give friends and relatives as gifts during the holiday season. The Biedermanns originated the creation of a single Christmas ornament commemorating each year drawing on the talent from this region. In the fall of 1970 we contacted several artisan families who among them designed and cut the first ornament which depicted the town square of Schwaebisch Gmuend. Since that first edition each year a group of artists has selected a single design from those submitted by the townspeople and the ornament to be cut for the coming season is chosen. This is now a tradition that the people of Schwaebisch Gmuend and America cherish. Designs through the years have been selected from those created by school children and adults. Our Master Cutter Georg Neumaier directs the production of the Biedermann Commemorative Ornament and is also involved in selecting the year`s winning design. The now very valuable original brass ornament was supplemented in 1984 by our first edition silver-plated ornament. Beginning in 1987 alternate years depict the story of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Nineteen ninety-eight began the first edition of the Christmas Quotations Series of ornaments. We take pride in offering the Biedermann Commemorative Ornaments to you the collector and to all connoisseurs of tasteful high quality craftsmanship. Traditional Candycane Candles Red white and green stripe Size: 0.5 X 8 inches Box of 50 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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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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