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In the tradition of the bestselling Norman Rockwell s Christmas Book and Norman Rockwell s Spirit of America, this third book in A...brams Norman Rockwell series will focus on ?dear ol Dad.? Like the previous books in the series, it pairs Rockwell s illustrations with songs, poetry, short stories, and excerpts from novels, all of which convey the spirit of fatherhood. Additionally, it will contain a chapter on the quintessential pastimes enjoyed by fathers and their children, including playing catch, skipping stones, flying kites, and fishing, as well as easy-to-follow instructions that make these hobbies accessible for any dad. Norman Rockwell s Treasury for Fathers will not only be a perfect Father s Day gift, but also a great gift for Rockwell fans at any time of year. ISBN-13: 9781419706189 Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc. Publication date: 5/14/2013 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 179,405 Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 0.92 (d) Read More

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Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother s Companion has been... among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. This fully updated and extensively revised edition provides new information on topics such as: ? Nursing after a cesarean ? How to resume breastfeeding after weaning (relactation) ? Nursing a ?near-term? (3?to?5 weeks premature) baby ? Treating postpartum headaches and nausea ? Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression ? Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS ? Introducing solid foods ? Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk ? Reviews of breast pumps Readers will also find Huggins s indispensable problem-solving ?survival guides,? set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby s milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breast-feeding. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother s Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand. Read More

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For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and health...iest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book. Read More

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In his groundbreaking work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, journalist and child advocate Richard Lo...uv directly links the absence of nature in the lives of today s wired generatoin to some of the most disturbing childhood trends: the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. This is the first book to bring together a body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional helath of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions to heal the broken bond. Read More

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Everything preteen and teen girls need to know about their changing bodies and feelings Written by an experienced educator and her... daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What s Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls gives sensitive straight talk on: the body s changing size and shape; the growth spurt; breast development; the reproductive organs; the menstrual cycle; body hair; diet and exercise; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on anorexia and bulimia, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all girls ages 10 and up. Selected as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Read More

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Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But at least ten percent of children have excessive fears ...and worries phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help. Now in its second edition, Helping Your Anxious Child has been expanded and updated to include the latest research and techniques for managing child anxiety. The book offers proven effective skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to aid you in helping your child overcome intense fears and worries. You ll also find out how to relieve your child s anxious feelings while parenting with compassion. Inside, you will learn to: Help your child practice ?detective thinking? to recognize irrational worries What to do when your child becomes frightened How to gently and gradually expose your child to challenging situations Help your child learn important social skills This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives. Read More

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Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. Today she r...e-examines the movement and its inclusion of Adult Children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After more than ten years of working with ACoAs she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Read Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here. The New York Times has recognized this book as #3 on its Best Seller List. It is a modern classic for children of alcoholic children. Read More

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What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually a...nd collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, "The Anatomy of Peace" shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other s ethnic cousins. As the story unfolds, we discover how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down. The choice between peace and war lies within us. As one of the characters says, "A solution to the inner war solves the outer war as well." This book offers more than hope it shows how we can prevent the conflicts that cause so much pain in our lives and in the world. Read More

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

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Witnessing the addiction of a family member or loved one is a heart-rending experience. But hope can prevail, as shown in this com...pelling new book. Here, the gripping stories of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters of addicts offer important lessons on loving, detachment, intervention, and self care. Read More

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In this second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple, two breastfeeding specialists explain the seven natural laws of breastfeeding... that can help new mothers breastfeed successfully and easily. Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn t mean it s easy. Due to a combination of cultural, social, and economic factors, only 74 percent of women breastfeed at the time of hospital discharge, and after six months, that number dwindles to 32 percent. Meanwhile, research proving the health benefits of breastfeeding continues to grow exponentially, and one study even shows that exclusive breastfeeding leads to better and longer sleep at night for parents. The result is a population of new mothers who want to breastfeed but don t know how. Breastfeeding Made Simple teaches mothers and mothers-to-be seven natural laws for successful breastfeeding. This information is distilled from various fields and up-to-date research and is presented in a practical, straightforward way. This new edition has been updated with the latest research on breastfeeding and includes advice for correcting common problems. Chapters offer guidance for maintaining proper attachment, reducing the pain of nursing, understanding normal breastfeeding patterns, maintaining adequate milk production, weaning, and more. Special situations, such as mothers with breast reductions and infants with special needs, are also addressed by this comprehensive handbook. Also, the book now includes a useful index busy moms can use to find solutions quickly and easily. Read More

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?I love the practical strategies and valuable insights from the hearts and lives of strong-willed kids.? You ll defi nitely want t...o make this book part of your parenting library.? Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times best-selling author of Have a New Kid by Friday Turn Conflict into Cooperation Many parents suspect their strong-willed child is deliberately trying to drive them crazy. Difficult to discipline and seemingly impossible to motivate, these children present unique, exhausting, and often-frustrating challenges to the those who love them. But strong will is not a negative trait. These same children have firm convictions, high spirits, a sense of adventure all the makings of a great adult. In this book you ll discover how to channel that passion and determination in positive ways as you build a healthy relationship. Through insights gained from strong-willed people of all ages, you ll? · better understand how their minds really work. · discover positive ways to motivate your strong-willed child. · learn how to share control without compromising parental authority. · apply key tactics to survive a meltdown. · get practical tips for parents who disagree, blended families, and single parents. Packed with immediately useful strategies to drastically reduce the level of tension in the home (or in the classroom), You Can t Make Me shows how you can start today to build a stronger, more positive relationship with your strong-willed child. Includes? · Top Ten Tips for Bringing Out the Best in a Strong-Willed Child of Any Age · A Strong-Willed Child Emergency Kit Read More

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Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of... abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Includes information about false memory issues. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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The Top of Its Class! The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet was nominated for the 2012 International Association of Culinary P...rofessionals annual Cookbook Awards competition. Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards and widely lauded as the most selective in the industry, the IACP has been presenting its cookbook awards for more than 25 years to promote quality and creativity in culinary writing and publishing. Past nominees include Julia Child, Mark Bittman, and Thomas Keller, among others. Food Made with Love Is Food You Can Trust! Preparing simple, homemade food in the comfort of your own kitchen is one of the greatest gifts you can give your little one. Not only does it allow you to nourish your child with the most pure and wholesome ingredients, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your baby takes. Full of recipes to suit every age and stage from six months all the way to twenty-three months The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food your baby will go absolutely ga-ga for. From quick purées like Mighty Tasty Blueberry and Pear Mash and No-Cook Prune Purée, to new and nourishing meals like Sweet Omelet Surprise and Finger-Lickin Good Lentils and Potato with Cheese, you ll find it a breeze to prepare any and all of the recipes you and your little one fancy. And to make things even more easy-peasy, you ll find each recipe also contains: Two methods for preparation-stovetop or microwave-wherever applicable, so you can whip up recipes in whatever time you have. Many microwave options make it possible for meals to be made in less than 10 minutes. An easy-to-spot snowflake icon on all recipes suitable for freezing, so you can make baby s meals at your convenience, or in batches, to save time and money. A complete nutritional analysis, so you can be sure you re giving your child the best possible start. Make your own super-delicious, super-nutritious homemade baby food today it s guaranteed to be the best thing that s ever crossed the high chair! Read More

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Unbored is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the l...ine between cool and constructive, it s crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world. With contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, the book provides kids with information to round out their world view and inspire them to learn more. From how-tos on using the library or writing your representative to a graphic history of video games, the book isn t shy about teaching. Yet the bulk of the 350-page mega-resource presents hands-on activities that further the mission in a fun way, featuring the best of the old as well as the best of the new: classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, stop-action movie-making-plus tons of sidebars and extras, including trivia, best-of lists, and QandAs with leading thinkers whose culture-changing ideas are made accessible to kids for the first time. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things, and change the world. And it encourages parents to participate. Unbored is exciting to read, easy to use, and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humor. Kids will just think it s awesome. Contributors include Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE magazine; Colin Beavan, the No Impact Man; Douglas Rushkoff, renowned media theorist; Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG; John Edgar Park, a CG supervisor at DisneyToon Studios; and Jean Railla, founder of GetCrafty.com and Etsy consultant. Read More

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Motherhood is full of uncertainty. What do my children really need? Why are they doing that? Is this normal? What can I do to help... them? How can I know for certain that I am doing this right? The logistics are easy. Anybody can do laundry and carpool. But what makes a mother the best mom she can be? It s not better scheduling. Or more activities. Or less. It is passion the passion to teach, protect, study, and prepare her children for the future. Great, but how? Susan Merrill, the mother of five incredibly different children, has asked that question countless times. And she has read countless answers specific to a certain child s temperament, age, or situation. But nothing she read offered an overall approach to parenting that would enable her to say with confidence, ?I am doing this right.? She never guessed she would find a foundational plan a reliable, universal parenting approach in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. In The Passionate Mom, Susan takes you on a journey through Nehemiah and into the heart of parenting. Her stories and confessions in every chapter reveal what she has learned: no mom can control her child s future, but every mom can parent well. There is a plan a roadmap for how a passionate mom can parent almost any child, confidently. "...This book reaches mothers like me at both the heart level and the head level, showing us how to guide our children passionately and practically..." --Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher, national speaker and best-selling author of "For Women Only" ?Being a mother is the greatest joy of my life. My friend Susan Merrill regularly inspires me in my role as a Mother. In her book, she will inspire you!" --Denise Jonas, Mother of Kevin, Joe, Nick and Frankie Jonas "Every mother s goal is to see her children fully blossom. In The Passionate Mom Susan Merrill not only outlines the qualities women need to be successful moms, but also lays out a practical, biblical plan to help develop those qualities. She provides sound advice to help in the difficult task of raising children." --Lauren and Tony Dungy Read More

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The Natural, No-Fuss, No-Purée Method for Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods Baby-Led Weaning explodes the myth that babies need to... be spoon-fed and shows why self-feeding from the start of the weaning process is the healthiest way for your child to develop. With baby-led weaning (BLW, for short), you can skip purées and make the transition to solid food by following your baby s cues. At about six months, most babies are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover food for themselves. Baby-Led Weaning is the definitive guide to this crucial period in your child s development, and shows you how to help your baby: Participate in family meals right from the start Experiment with food at his or her own pace Develop new abilities, including hand-eye coordination and chewing Learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes Baby-led weaning became a parenting phenomenon in the UK practically overnight, inspiring a fast-growing and now international online community of parents who practice baby-led weaning with blogs and pictures to prove it! In Baby-Led Weaning, world-leading BLW authority Gill Rapley and early BLW practitioner and coauthor Tracey Murkett deliver everything you need to know about raising healthy, confident eaters. Read More

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Discover the Truth He Wants You to Know The man in your life carries important feelings so deep inside he barely knows they re the...re, much less how to talk about them. Yet your man genuinely wants you to ?get? him to understand his inner life, to know his fears and needs, to hear what he wishes he could tell you. In her landmark bestseller, For Women Only, Shaunti Feldhahn reveals what every woman single or married needs to know. Based on rigorous research with thousands of men, Shaunti delivers one eye-opening revelation after another, including: ? Why your respect means more to him than your love. ? How he feels deep inside about his role as provider. ? What it means for a man to be so visually ?wired.? ? Why sex for him is primarily emotional, not physical. ? What he most wishes he could say to you. Now, in this expanded and updated edition, you ll find insights from the latest brain research plus an all-new chapter that shows what s really going on when he seems to ?check out.? (You ll be surprised and pleased.) Millions worldwide have experienced dramatic change in their relationships because of the ?aha? moments and practical ideas in this little book. Discover how to love your man for who he really is. Read More

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In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter s story of... a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial bestselling novelists, and celebrated broadcast journalists. Whether a gift was meant to keep a daughter warm, put a roof over her head, instruct her in the ways of womanhood, encourage her talents, or just remind her of a mother s love, each story gets to the heart of a relationship. Rita Dove remembers the box of nail polish that inspired her to paint her nails in the wild stripes and polka dots she wears to this day. Lisa See writes about the gift of writing from her mother, Carolyn See. Cecilia Muñoz remembers both the wok her mother gave her and a lifetime of home-cooked family meals. Judith Hillman Paterson revisits the year of sobriety her mother bequeathed to her when Paterson was nine, the year before her mother died of alcoholism. Abigail Pogrebin writes about her middle-aged bat mitzvah, for which her mother provided flowers after a lifetime of guilt for skipping her daughter s religious education. Margo Jefferson writes about her mother s gold dress from the posh department store where they could finally shop as black women. Collectively, the pieces have a force that feels as elemental as the tides: outpourings of lightness and darkness; joy and grief; mother love and daughter love; mother love and daughter rage. In these stirring words we find that every gift, ?no matter how modest, tells the story of a powerful bond. As Elizabeth Benedict points out in her introduction, ?whether we are mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, or cherished friends, we may not know for quite some time which presents will matter the most. Read More

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Protect Yourself from Manipulation, False Accusations, and Abuse Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your s...pouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better many of these ?persuasive blamers? leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way. Splitting is your legal and psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce from an unpredictable spouse. Written by Bill Eddy, a family lawyer, therapist, and divorce mediator, and Randi Kreger, coauthor of the BPD classic Stop Walking on Eggshells, this book includes all of the critical information you need to work through the process of divorce in an emotionally balanced, productive way. Turn to this guide to help you: Predict what your spouse may do or say in court Take control of your case with assertiveness and strategic thinking Choose a lawyer who understands your case Learn how e-mails and social networking can be used against you 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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Give your baby and toddler the best start in life and help them grow up healthy, happy, and strong with delicious, homemade foods.... Packed with 90 easy-to-prepare recipes made with wholesome ingredients, The Baby and Toddler Cookbook along with its companion volume, Baby and Toddler On the Go offers a fresh and nutritious approach to feeding children from 6 months to 3 years. Making fresh, homemade meals for your baby and toddler is one of the best ways to give him a healthy, happy start in life. And while every parent can appreciate the convenience of already-prepared foods, balancing them with wholesome meals you have prepared yourself not only provides better nutrition, but also teaches your baby good eating habits. Packed with over 90 recipes and loads of nutritional information, The Baby and Toddler Cookbook makes cooking healthy meals easy, even for busy parents. By setting aside only a few hours a week, you can make and store an array of nutritious foods to keep baby happy and fed. All along the way, this book will give you helpful hints, guidance, and plenty of recipes to ease your path to nutrition. Each chapter begins with detailed information about the child s nutritional needs and how to address the needs at mealtime. Organized by age, the recipes follow, showing how to introduce different, appropriate foods at every development stage, from 6 months to 3 years. Each of baby s stages is covered, from starting solid foods and introducing new ingredients and textures, to easing into toddlerhood with plenty of ideas for fun meals, snacks, and desserts. This book also includes tips for making foods ahead, using the freezer to maximum advantage, and making food fun for your toddler. Selected recipes include: -Sweet Potato Puree -Creamy Pumpkin Risotto -Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal -Tofu, Rice and Avocado -Almond Butter and Banana Bites -Chicken and Veggie Pockets Read More

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Since the early 90s, Carol Gray s world-famous Social Stories? have helped thousands of children with autism spectrum disorders. T...his 10th Anniversary edition of her best-selling book offers the ready-to-use stories that parents and educators have depended on for years, but now features over 25 additional Social Stories, groundbreaking new strategies for creating custom stories, and a modern design complete with full-color photos. Developed through years of experience, these strategically written stories explain social situations in a way children with autism understand, while teaching the social skills children need to be successful at home, at school, and in the community. Read More

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El extraordinario éxito de la serie de Quiúbole no sólo radicó en el lenguaje fresco y la imagen juvenil de los libros que, además..., reunían un contenido nunca antes publicado directamente para los chavos y las chavas. Además, los libros inspiraron la confianza de los padres y los maestros ya que brindaban a los jóvenes información valiosa, con credibilidad y de manera directa. Con esto en mente, Yordi Rosado ha decidido escribir un libro para los padres que tienen problemas para comunicarse con sus hijos, que quieren hablarles de sexo, drogas, redes sociales, decisiones profesionales? pero no están seguros cómo hacerlo. Con el tono que lo ha caracterizado y con una base teórica completísima, Yordi por fin presenta un libro necesario: el que dice la verdad a los padres sin dejar de lado ningún tema vital en la vida de los adolescentes. Desde las relaciones familiares, las comparaciones entre hermanos, la escuela, la fiesta, el alcohol, las relaciones de pareja y las redes sociales e Internet, esta es la guía más completa y más cercana a los padres que quieren ser amigos de sus hijos sin perder autoridad frente a ellos. ISBN-13: 9786071121257 Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company Publication date: 12/20/2012 Language: Spanish Edition description: Spanish-language Edition Pages: 294 Sales rank: 262,535 Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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He sends you flowers when what you really want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked mea...l. The problem isn t your love-- it s your love language! Read More

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Told in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer s trademark, The Story of the World covers the sweep ...of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas-find out what has happened all around the world in the centuries before ours and in our own time. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children, or for older readers to enjoy alone. Introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world s civilizations! About the Author: Susan Wise Bauer teaches literature and writing at The College of William and Mary in Virginia Read More

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Dr. Michel Cohen, named by the New York Post as the hip, "must-have" pediatrician, has an important message for parents: Don t wor...ry so much. In an easy-reference alphabetical format, The New Basics clearly lays out the concerns you may face as aparent and explains how to solve them -- without fuss, without stress, and without harming your child by using unnecessary medicines or interventions. With sensitivity and love, Dr. Michel describes proven techniques for keeping your children healthy and happy without driving yourself crazy. He will show you how to set positive habits for sleeping and eating and how to treat ailments early and effectively. You ll learn when antibiotics are helpful and when they can be harmful. If you re having trouble breast feeding, pumping, or bottle weaning, Dr. Michel has the advice to set you back on track. If after several months your baby is still not sleeping through the night, The New Basics will provide you with tried-and-true methods to help ease this difficult transition for babies and parents. Dr. Michel recognizes that you re probably asking the same questions his own patients parents frequently ask, so he includes a section called "Real Questions from Real Parents" throughout the book. You ll find important answers about treating asthma, head injuries, fevers, stomach bugs, colic, earaches, and other ailments. More than just a book on how to care for your child s physical well-being, The New Basics also covers such parenting challenges as biting, hitting, ADD, separation anxiety, how to prevent the terrible twos (and threes and fours ...), and preparing your child for a new sibling. Read More

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An ingenious "fill-in-the-blanks" album for Grandfather to complete. When finished and given to his grandchild it contains his lik...es, dislikes, wedding picture, happiest memories -- and more. Lighthearted color illustrations throughout. This continuously successful fill-in book is a personal keepsake for a grandfather to give his grandchild. Every page of this large-format book is filled with questions meant to jog a grandfather s memory and spaces in which his recollections can be recorded and favorite photos can be placed. 64 color illustrations. Read More

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This extraordinary book presents scenarios of one family s therapy experience and explains what underlies each encounter. You will... discover the general patterns that are common to all families-stress, polarization and escalation, scapegoating, triangulation, blaming, and the diffusion of identity and you will gain a vivid understanding of the intriguing field of family therapy. For all families considering therapy, this bestselling guide will provide a broad understanding of the family therapy experience. Read More

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When Isabel Allende s daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family ...for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, and the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers. With Paula, Allende has written a powerful autobiography whose straightforward acceptance of the magical and spiritual worlds will remind readers of her first book, The House of the Spirits. ISBN-13: 9780061564901 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 5/7/2013 Series:P.S. Series Pages: 368 Sales rank: 222,029 Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.82 (d) Read More

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The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking bestseller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty: the rise of the girlie...-girl, she warns, is not that innocent. Pink and pretty or predatory and hardened, sexualized girlhood influences our daughters from infancy onward, telling them that how a girl looks matters more than who she is. Somewhere between the exhilarating rise of Girl Power in the 1990s and today, the pursuit of physical perfection has been recast as a source the source of female empowerment. And commercialization has spread the message faster and farther, reaching girls at ever-younger ages. But, realistically, how many times can you say no when your daughter begs for a pint-size wedding gown or the latest Hannah Montana CD? And how dangerous is pink and pretty anyway especially given girls successes in the classroom and on the playing field? Being a princess is just make-believe, after all; eventually they grow out of it. Or do they? Does playing Cinderella shield girls from early sexualization or prime them for it? Could today s little princess become tomorrow s sexting teen? And what if she does? Would that make her in charge of her sexuality or an unwitting captive to it? Those questions hit home with Peggy Orenstein, so she went sleuthing. She visited Disneyland and the international toy fair, trolled American Girl Place and Pottery Barn Kids, and met beauty pageant parents with preschoolers tricked out like Vegas showgirls. She dissected the science, created an online avatar, and parsed the original fairy tales. The stakes turn out to be higher than she or we ever imagined: nothing less than the health, development, and futures of our girls. From premature sexualization to the risk of depression to rising rates of narcissism, the potential negative impact of this new girlie-girl culture is undeniable yet armed with awareness and recognition, parents can effectively counterbalance its influence in their daughters lives. Cinderella Ate My Daughter is a must-read for anyone who cares about girls, and for parents helping their daughters navigate the rocky road to adulthood. Read More

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Dad Said Olestad, we can do i t all. . . . Why do you make me do this? Because it s beautiful when it all comes together. I don t ...think it s ever beautiful. One day. Never. We ll see, my father said. Vamanos. From the age of three, Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing by the intense, charismatic father he both idolized and resented. While his friends were riding bikes, playing ball, and going to birthday parties, young Norman was whisked away in pursuit of wild and demanding adventures. Yet it were these exhilarating tests of skill that prepared "Boy Wonder," as his father called him, to become a fearless champion and ultimately saved his life. Flying to a ski championship ceremony in February 1979, the chartered Cessna carrying Norman, his father, his father s girlfriend, and the pilot crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains and was suspended at 8,200 feet, engulfed in a blizzard. "Dad and I were a team, and he was Superman," Ollestad writes. But now Norman s father was dead, and the devastated eleven-year-old had to descend the treacherous, icy mountain alone. Set amid the spontaneous, uninhibited surf culture of Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970s, this riveting memoir, written in crisp Hemingwayesque prose, recalls Ollestad s childhood and the magnetic man whose determination and love infuriated and inspired him and also taught him to overcome the indomitable. As it illuminates the complicated bond between an extraordinary father and his son, Ollestad s powerful and unforgettable true story offersremarkable insight for us all. ISBN-13: 9780061766787 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 5/11/2010 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 237,323 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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Your ex-spouse is bad mouthing you to your children, constantly portraying you in a negative light, perhaps even trying to turn th...em against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, your relationship with your children could suffer. You could lose their respect, lose their affections-even, in extreme cases, lose all contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But after years of consulting parents who heeded such advice with no success, Dr. Richard Warshak is convinced that this approach is wrong. It doesn t work, and parents are left feeling helpless and hopeless. DIVORCE POISON instead offers a blueprint for effective response. In it, you will learn how to distinguish different types of criticism, how and why parents manipulate their children, how to detect these maneuvers, and how these practices damage children. Most importantly, you ll discover powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with your children. DIVORCE POISON is a time-tested work that gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children-and provides practical advice from legal and mental-health professionals to help their clients and safeguard the welfare of children. Whether they are perpetrators of divorce poison, victims of it, or both, parents who heed Dr. Warshak s advice will enable their children to maintain love and respect for their parents-even if their parents no longer love and respect each other. Read More

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Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe and Secure No Matter What Undaunted by the prospect of TEOTWAWKI (The End of ...the World as We Know It), Lisa Bedford tackles every what-if and worst-case scenario head-on, offering practical advice on how to prepare your family for whatever might come your way. From a few days without electricity to an unexpected job loss or total chaos after the destruction of a tornado, Survival Mom provides everything you need to become self-reliant and establish plans for your family, including: preparing the home for a natural disaster alternative sources of energy in a power s-out situation everything you need to know about food storage personal protection (do I really need to learn how to shoot a gun?) Deep inside every mom is a Survival Mom whose passion for her family drives her to make the best of the present and prepare for the future. So tap into your Mama Grizzly instincts and channel your worries into action. Whether you re a full-fledged "prepper" or just getting started, with real-life stories and customizable forms and checklists along with Lisa s "you can do it" attitude, Survival Mom replaces paranoia and panic with the peace of knowing YOU have the power to keep your loved ones safe and secure. Read More

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In this inspirational follow-up to the beloved Things I Want My Daughters to Know, lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard reflec...ts on the lessons she s learned from her daughters and offers further thoughts and words of wisdom garnered from her own life. A mother, a grandmother, and the author of more than twenty-five books on personal fulfillment, Alexandra Stoddard celebrates the wisdom of motherhood and the lessons mothers can learn from their daughters in this warm and deeply moving new book that cuts to the heart of what is important in life. Speaking from her own experience and relying on the many conversations she has had with her contemporaries and their children, Stoddard has created a wonderful gift for every mother, daughter, and mother-to-be to give, receive, and share. Bridging generations, full of timeless insights to help us pursue a life rich with happiness, love, and gratitude, The Shared Wisdom of Mothers and Daughters reminds us of everything that makes life beautiful and profound. ISBN-13: 9780062116376 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 4/2/2013 Pages: 158 Sales rank: 352,068 Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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"A good night s sleep is within reach. Let the great ideas in this book guide you and your child there . . . lovingly." Harvey Ka...rp, M.D., author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block Your toddler isn t sleeping through the night. Your preschooler battles bedtime. And you haven t had a good night s sleep in how many years? Get the rest you all desperately need with advice found in The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Elizabeth Pantley s beloved parenting classic The No-Cry Sleep Solution has helped hundreds of thousands of parents gently coax their babies to sleep. Now she gives you tools to help your one- to six-year-old child get in bed, stay in bed, and sleep all night by providing no-cry solutions for Bedtime battles, dawdling, and evening meltdowns Night waking and early rising Moving out of the crib and into a big-kid bed Graduating from the family bed to independent sleep Ending the all-night breastfeeding routine Stopping nighttime visits to your bed Handling naptime problems Nightmares, separation anxiety, and fears Read More

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A clinically proven, five-week program for improving your child s behavior Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D. have helped... thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child s self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child s behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems. The completely revised and updated edition includes: new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment. Uncover the specific factors that contribute to your child s disruptive behavior. Identify with real-life parent testimonials and discover strategies for managing specific behavior problems. Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology. New research highlights the scientific foundation behind the program. Topics include: Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child s Behavior; Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins; Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed?; It Takes More than Just Good Parenting; Does My Child Have ADHD?; Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program; Does My Child s Behavior Really Need to Change?; Week 1: Attending; Week 2: Rewarding; Week 3: Ignoring; Week 4: Giving Directions; Week 5: Using Time-Outs; Integrating Your Parenting Skills; Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change; Creating a More Positive Home; Improving Your Communication Skills; Developing More Patience; Building Positive Self-Esteem; Helping Your Child Solve Problems with Peers; Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations; Specific Problem Behaviors Read More

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Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a medi...a sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas s story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics yet but who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment. With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically. In high school, her experimentation will lead to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess will give way to a pattern of self-poisoning that will grow more destructive each year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will wake up in an unfamiliar apartment in New York City, elbow her friend who is passed out next to her, and ask, "Where are we?" Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking. Smashed is an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic. Read More

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A recent assessment of mathematics performance around the world ranked the United States twenty-eighth out of forty countries in t...he study. When the level of spending was taken into account, we sank to the very bottom of the list. We are falling rapidly behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to math education-and the consequences are dire. In this straightforward and inspiring book, Jo Boaler, a professor of mathematics education at Stanford for nine years, outlines concrete solutions that can change things for the better, including classroom approaches, essential strategies for students, and advice for parents. This is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the mathematical and scientific future of our country. Read More

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The New York Times–bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention o...f Wings (Viking, January 2014) and her daughter Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her beloved novels and acclaimed nonfiction. Now, in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, chronicle their travels together through Greece and France at a time when each was on a quest to redefine herself and rediscover each other. As Sue struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel, and Ann ponders the classic question of what to do with her life, this modern-day Demeter and Persephone explore an array of inspiring figures and sacred sites. They also give voice to that most protean of human connections: the bond of mothers and daughters. Read More

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by unstable moods, negative self-image, dangerous impulsivity, and tumultuo...us relationships. Many people with BPD excel in academics and careers while revealing erratic, self-destructive, and sometimes violent behavior only to those with whom they are intimate. Others have trouble simply holding down a job or staying in school. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder is a compassionate and informative guide to understanding this profoundly unsettling and widely misunderstood mental illness, believed to affect approximately 6% of the general population. Rather than viewing people with BPD as manipulative opponents in a bitter struggle, or pitying them as emotional invalids, Valerie Porr cites cutting-edge science to show that BPD is a true neurobiological disorder and not, as many come to believe, a character flaw or the result of bad parenting. Porr then clearly and accessibly explains what BPD is, which therapies have proven effective, and how to rise above the weighty stigma associated with the disorder. Offering families and loved ones supportive guidance that both acknowledges the difficulties they face and shows how they can be overcome, Porr teaches empirically-supported and effective coping behaviors and interpersonal skills, such as new ways of talking about emotions, how to be aware of nonverbal communication, and validating difficult experiences. These skills are derived from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mentalization-based Therapy, two evidence-based treatments that have proven highly successful in reducing family conflict while increasing trust. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder is an empowering and hopeful resource for those who wish to gain better understanding of the BPD experience and to make use of these insights in day-to-day family interactions. Winner of the ABCT Self Help Book Seal of Merit Award 2011 Read More

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I don t know if people will ever be able to talk to animals the way Doctor Doolittle could, or whether animals will be able to tal...k back. Maybe science will have something to say about that. But I do know people can learn to "talk" to animals, and to hear what animals have to say, better than they do now. --From Animals in Translation Why would a cow lick a tractor? Why are collies getting dumber? Why do dolphins sometimes kill for fun? How can a parrot learn to spell? How did wolves teach man to evolve? Temple Grandin draws upon a long, distinguished career as an animal scientist and her own experiences with autism to deliver an extraordinary message about how animals act, think, and feel. She has a perspective like that of no other expert in the field, which allows her to offer unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas. People with autism can often think the way animals think, putting them in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Grandin is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense and will forever change the way we think about animals. *includes a Behavior and Training Troubleshooting Guide Among its provocative ideas, the book: argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness--and that animals do have consciousness applies the autism theory of "hyper-specificity" to animals, showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they "can t see the forest for the trees"--a talent as well as a "deficit" explores the "interpreter" in the normal human brain that filters out detail, leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them--a reality animals and autistic people see, sometimes all too clearly explains how animals have "superhuman" skills: animals have animal genius compares animals to autistic savants, declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think, to decide, and even to predict the future reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid Read More

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Make a Difference During the Most Important Years of Your Child s Life The months leading up to the birth of a child are filed wit...h joy, dreams, plans and a few worries. As a caring parent, you want to start your child out in life on the proper foundation. But where do you go for the answers to such questions as: How do I communicate with an infant who doesn t understand words? How can I effectively teach boundaries to my toddler? Should I ever spank my child? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust Jane Nelsen s classic Positive Discipline series. These books offer a commonsense approach to child-rearing that so often is lacking in today s world. In Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, you ll learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is both capable and confident. You ll find practical solutions and solid advice on how to: ?Encourage independence and exploration while providing appropriate boundaries ?Use non-punitive methods to instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home ?Recognize when your child is ready to master the challenges of sleeping, eating, and potty training, and how to avoid the power struggles that often come with those lessons ?Identify your child s temperament ?Understand what the latest research in brain development tells us about raising healthy children ?And much, much more! Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced, Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is the one book that no parent should be without. Read More

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An Amazing Resource for Nursing Moms Although breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to nourish your baby, it s not always e...asy. Many new mothers are scared away from nursing because of difficulty getting started and lack of information about what to do when things don t go as planned. In this fully revised and updated edition of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, two of today s foremost lactation experts help new mothers overcome their fears, doubts, and practical concerns about one of the most special ways a mother can bond with her baby. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Jack Newman, a leading authority on infant care, and Teresa Pitman, a La Leche League leader for more than twenty years, give you the facts about breastfeeding and provide solutions for the common problems that arise. Filled with the same practical advice that made the first edition a must-have for nursing moms, the new edition features updates on: ? Achieving a good latch ? What to do if your baby refuses the breast ? Avoiding sore nipples ? Ensuring your baby gets enough milk ? Feeding a colicky baby ? Breastfeeding premature and special-needs babies ISBN-13: 9780307345585 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 11/28/2006 Edition description: Revised Edition Pages: 352 Sales rank: 193,610 Product dimensions: 9.16 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.85 (d) Read More

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Based on the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (?painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will l...augh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what s wrong with you? Esquire), this full color book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we re not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph! 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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Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12 Everything parents need to know to fin...d the best books for their children Since its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home. Read More

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

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Mothers are expected to do it all: raise superstar kids, look great, make good salaries, keep an immaculate house, be the perfect ...wife. In this rallying cry for change, Meg Meeker, M.D., uses her twenty-five years experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor to show why mothers suffer from the rising pressure to excel and the toll it takes on their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health. Complete with an all-new tool kit of wellness tips and exercises, Dr. Meeker s book reveals the 10 most positive and impactful habits of healthy, happy mothers, including ? making friends with those who know the meaning of friendship ? finding out what money can buy (and what it cannot) ? lightening the overload and doing less more often ? discovering faith and learning how to trust it ? taking some alone time and reviving yourself By implementing Dr. Meeker s key strategies, you can be happy, hopeful, and can teach your children to be the best they can be and isn t that the most precious reward of motherhood? Now with wellness tips and exercises! ISBN-13: 9780345518071 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 9/6/2011 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 226,661 Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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This completely revised and attractively redesigned edition of one of the most popular volumes in the bestselling Core Knowledge S...eries features up-to-date ideas and information based on input from parents and teachers across the country. With sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, reflects the Core Knowledge Foundation s ongoing commitment to providing a solid educational foundation for today s elementary school students. What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, covers the basics of language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, math, and science. A collection of American speeches, tales from around the world, math problems, and biographies of famous scientists add to the book s usefulness and enhance the pleasure of both adult and child as they work together. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This revised edition gives a new generation of fifth graders the knowledge they need to make progress in school and establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime. The author of Cultural Literacy presents the fifth book in this acclaimed series, the goal of which is to ensure that children gain the fundamentals they need to make progress in school and be effective in society. 300 photos. Linecuts. Maps. Read More

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