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John Rosemond s latest work covers every conceivable aspect of parenting from Allowances to Sibling rivalry with the same characte...ristic wit and practical wisdom that millions of parents have cherished in his six previous books, including Making the "Terrible" Twos Terrific, John Rosemond s Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children and A Family of Value. This day-to-day collection contains 366 tips or "reflections" for battle-worn parents, one per dated page. True to form, the reflections are often humorous, always common-sensical, and always thought provoking. Taken together, they illuminate the complex web that exists between child rearing, marriage, and the family. Rosemond s philosophy harkens back to a simpler time when "because I said so," was the only reason a parent ever needed to give a child. Nothing has changed, says Rosemond. Successful parenting still calls for the same basic ingredients that worked for thousands of previous generations. By following his old-fashioned, common sense advice, parents can avoid raising children who are spoiled and sassy and deal effectively with daily problems as diverse as bedwetting and boredom, territoriality and television. ISBN-13: 9780836204995 Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication date: 8/1/1996 Edition description: Original Pages: 384 Sales rank: 352,738 Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.03 (d) Read More

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Your parents are growing older and are getting forgetful, starting to slow down, or worse. Suddenly you find yourself at the cusp ...of one of the most important transitions in your life and the life of your family. Your parents need you and your siblings to step up and take care of them, a little or a lot. To make the right things happen, you will all need to work together. And yet your siblings may have very different ideas from yours of what s best for Mom and Dad. They may be completely uninterested in helping, leaving you with all the responsibility. Or they may take charge and not allow you to help, or criticize whatever help you do give. Will you and your siblings be able to reach an understanding and work together, or will the challenges you face tear you apart? Most of us enter this period of our lives unprepared for the difficult decisions and delicate negotiations that lie ahead. This is the first book that provides guidance on the transition from the ?old? family to the ?new? one, especially for adult siblings. Here you ll find practical advice on a wide range of topics including ? Who will make major medical decisions, manage finances, and enforce end-of-life choices if your parents cannot? And how will this be decided and carried out? ? How will you negotiate caregiving issues and deal with unequal contributions or power struggles? ? How can inheritance and the division of property, assets, and personal effects be handled to minimize hurt feelings and resentment? ? How will you cope with the natural reemergence of unresolved childhood rivalries, hurts, and needs? ? How can caring for your parents be an enriching experience rather than a thankless chore? ? Most important, how can you ensure the best care for your parents while lessening conflict, guilt, anger, and angst? Written by a veteran journalist who chronicles life and how baby boomers live it, They re Your Parents, Too! offers all the information, insight, and advice you ll need to make productive choices as you and your siblings begin to assume your parents place as the decision-making generation of your family. Filled with expert guidance from gerontologists, family therapists, elder-care attorneys, financial planners, and health workers; resonant real-life stories; and helpful family negotiation techniques, this is an indispensable book for anyone whose parents are aging. ISBN-13: 9780553806991 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 1/26/2010 Pages: 286 Sales rank: 190,384 Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d) Read More

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Capture the story of your baby s first year! The first twelve months of your child s life are full of precious, fleeting moments, ...from sleepy newborn yawns to first smiles and wobbly first steps. Why entrust your memories to hastily taken snapshots or worse yet, none at all? Let professional photographer (and mom) Me Ra Koh help you capture the moments with 40 beautiful ?photo recipes? anyone can do, with any camera. Telling your baby s story in pictures has never been easier! ISBN-13: 9780817400033 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 3/15/2011 Pages: 144 Sales rank: 295,563 Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success was a phenomenon that touched millions of lives. Its author, Deepak Chopra, received thousands... of letters from parents who expressed the desire to convey the principles they had learned to their children, along with questions about how to do so. The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents is Dr. Chopra s answer to those parents who wish to raise children with values that satisfy spiritual needs as well as create the experience of abundance. Exploring specific ways to practice the Seven Spiritual Laws as a family, Chopra explains how to convey these laws to children, and how to embody them in age-specific activities each day. The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents moves us beyond a focus on private triumphs and failures to experience the spiritual nature of communion with family, to share with those closest to us the infinite riches of innocence and love. The deepest nurturing you can give your child is spiritual nurturing. There are seven simple sayings that can have a profound impact on your child s life. • Everything is possible. • If you want to get something, give something. • When you make a choice, you change the future. • Don t say no go with the flow. • Every time you wish or want, you plant a seed. • Enjoy the journey. • You are here for a reason. Raised with these insights, every child can obtain the success that comes from having the most valuable skills anyone can possess: the ability to love and have compassion, and the capacity to feel joy and spread it to others. In this essential work for every parent, Deepak Chopra reflects on his experiences as a father as well as his own spiritual journey and offers profound and practical ways for sharing these principles with your children. Also available as a Random House AudioBook Read More

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Are you ready to care for your new baby? Here s all the practical advice you need! Distinguished pediatrician Robert Needlman, one... of the new team of experts at The Dr. Spock Company, provides the best up-to-date information on your baby s most fundamental needs, with plenty of useful tips on day-to-day care. An easy-to-use reference that you ll turn to again and again, Dr. Spock s Baby Basics will help you: Succeed at breastfeeding and bottle-feeding Encourage good sleep habits, right from the start Bathe, diaper, and groom your baby Choose a crib, a car seat, and other essentials Understand the different causes of crying Start your baby on solid foods, and much more For more than 50 years, Dr. Benjamin Spock was the world s best-known pediatrician. Drawing upon his trusted philosophy of baby and child care, a new generation of experts at The Dr. Spock Company brings today s moms and dads the latest parenting and child-health information. Watch for the next two books in the Take Charge Parenting Guides series: Dr. Spock s Pregnancy Guide and Dr. Spock s Safety and First Aid for Babies and Toddlers. ISBN-13: 9781439169414 Publisher: Gallery Books Publication date: 4/9/2009 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 251,047 Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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That "glowing skin" everyone promised you looks remarkably similar to the hormonal acne you battled as a teen Your special bond wi...th your husband? It means he can t sleep in the same room as you, thanks to your killer gas The lady at the grocery store remarks "it must be any day now!" when you haven t finished your second trimester You debut the perfect name for your baby which your mother-in-law immediately describes as "interesting" (complete with a wrinkled nose) There s no doubt about it: Pregnancy isn t all it s cracked up to be. In this complete update of the bestselling first edition, Joanne Kimes pairs no-holds-barred humor with helpful advice to get you through the next nine months with (some level of) your sanity intact. So whether you re looking for the scoop on hypnobirthing, you want to know a cure for your hemorrhoids, or you really just want a laugh (even if you might pee in your maternity leggings), this book will tell you exactly what to do when that miracle of yours is making you totally, completely, gestationally miserable. Read More

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For every bewildered parent, there s a kid longing to be understood. What parent hasn t occasionally looked at their beloved but b...ewildering offspring and wondered, What in the world is he thinking? or Why is my sweet little girl acting like that? In this remarkable book, Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice take you inside the mind of teens and preteens through the same innovative approach that seized national attention in the best-selling books For Women Only, For Men Only, and For Young Women Only. They explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens and tweens to tackle those things parents often don t ?get? about their kids. You ll hear first-hand about the longings that drive your kids seemingly illogical decisions, the truth behind those exasperating ?attitude problems,? and what your children would tell you if they could trust you to truly listen. ISBN-13: 9781590529324 Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group Publication date: 9/11/2007 Pages: 192 Sales rank: 401,226 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.64 (d) Read More

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In this book, the preeminent child psychologist of our time gives us the results of his lifelong effort to determine what is most ...crucial in successful child-rearing. His purpose is not to give parents preset rules for raising their children, but rather to show them how to develop their own insights so that they will understand their own and their children s behavior in different situations and how to cope with it. Above all, he warns, parents must not indulge their impulse to try to create the child they would like to have, but should instead help each child fully develop into the person he or she would like to be. The preeminent child psychologist of this time gives the results of his lifelong effort to understand what is most crucial in successful child-rearing, stressing that it is an art, not a science. ISBN-13: 9780394757766 Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Publication date: 3/28/1988 Series:Vintage Series Edition description: 1st Vintage Books ed Edition number: 1 Pages: 400 Sales rank: 582,241 Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.81 (d) Read More

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The Dad s Playbook to Labor and Birth is a basic guide for the man who wants to help his partner in labor but who doesn t want to ...study obstetrics or question a doctor s advice, and who may even feel uncomfortable about witnessing a normal birth. The book is written in a simple, straightforward manner and assumes that the reader is male and that the birth is taking place in a hospital and that the mom will probably want an epidural. Its tone is lighthearted and often quite humorous. The chapters are arranged chronologically, from late pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Unusual features include advice on understanding a woman s needs by analyzing her personality and tips for the dad who is prone to fainting or nausea. ISBN-13: 9781558326729 Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The Publication date: 6/5/2012 Pages: 192 Sales rank: 285,807 Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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The greatest thing Nicole Polizzi, aka “Snooki,” ever did was by accident. But her son, Lorenzo, was never a mistake. When she and... her boyfriend, Jionni, found out she was knocked up, they weren t married or engaged. She was only twenty-four and living with her parents and she had zero baby experience. With a reckless, party girl TV persona to deal with, she had a lot to learn and discover in becoming a mother. In this funny and frank book, Nicole shares her experiences, everything from the first sonogram to the nipple-cracking shock of breastfeeding. In each chapter, she tells the unvarnished truth about pregnancy symptoms (“The High Price of Gas”), the ridiculousness of her baby registry (“Butt Paste and Boogie Wipes”) and the lowdown on postpartum life (“Shit Happens”). There s a ton of useful information, including a list of must-have baby products, MILF style tips, how to keep “I m a whale” preggers bad body image in check, and how she got into the best shape of her life within six months of giving birth. Although Nicole had to give up partying, she s embracing motherhood the only way she knows how: with a fun-loving attitude and lots of leopard print! Read More

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Judith Golightly relates her heart-wrenching personal experience of caring for a seriously ill child and dealing with his loss. In... this sensitive, compassionate, and uplifting true story, she provides help and hope for others. Read More

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Choosing a name for your baby has never been easier with this ultimate baby-naming guide. With all the information on the latest n...aming trends, this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is full of inspirational names. Included is an A-Z directory of over 8,000 names and their meaning, over 100 inspirational lists, naming trends for 2014, and tips for choosing the perfect name for your baby. With modern names and variants, plus classics that have stood the test of time, this naming guide has everything you need for finding the perfect name for your new arrival. Read More

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Today s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little tim...e, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: • Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. • Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. • Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child s daily torrent of constant doing. • Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children s "screen time" to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation. A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children. Read More

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Time Management is not about time. It is about CHOICE and FOCUS. What do I want? is an important question we don t often ask our...selves because we are often too busy dealing with what we re NOT getting. This book will help you to FOCUS on what you want and how to get it. Why aren t I already getting what I want? is an equally important question because its answer unlocks the key to what is driving your CHOICES on how to currently spend your time and how your thinking is stopping you from living the life that you want. A Parent s Guide to Balance and getting more YOU time is not like any other traditional time management book. This book approaches the issue of time management at a grass roots level first by addressing how you think about your time and a deeper understanding of what drives your priorities. Then it will teach you the practical tools required to organise your time and give you a plan of how to fit all of your hectic tasks into a schedule. By the end of this book you will feel that ALL areas of your life are getting adequate attention (including yourself) and that your schedule will align with what you want and what you consider as important to you. ISBN-13: 9780987543318 Publisher: Self Help for Mums Publication date: 10/1/2013 Pages: 120 Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.25 (d) Read More

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Most men will agree that the arrival of a baby whether the first or fifth can be panic inducing. Parenting expert Joe Kelly us...es his years as a dad and granddad to help any father-to-be get through the uncertainty and life-changing experiences. Dads-to-be will understand what their partners are going through and what they should (and should not) do to help. Essential content also includes the details of baby s development within the womb, the financial impact of a new baby, tips on getting the nursery ready, and much more. Read More

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Key strategies for parents of teens in the crucial window before that launch into the real world. Learn how to set them up for suc...cess through effective communication, valuing and cultivating their unique strengths, and empowering versus control. Help your teens build a strong personal leadership foundation that will enable them to live successful, independent lives of purpose, integrity, and impact. ISBN-13: 9780983252672 Publisher: LifeSmart Publishing, L.L.C. Publication date: 10/15/2013 Pages: 224 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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We all have great intentions when it comes to raising our children. We want them to succeed, and above all to surrender their live...s to the lordship of Christ. As a father of four boys and a twenty-five-year veteran of school administration, I understand these goals. I also understand the busyness of daily life-how days merge into weeks as hurried lifestyles spin out of control, leaving us wondering how our toddlers became teenagers. This book introduces you to a simple, biblically based plan for raising servant-leaders for Christ. Whether your child is eighteen months or eighteen years old, this book will guide you through the process of preparation for the race that awaits him in this world. We will walk through specific and practical things you can do to build a family plan. Being deliberate and focusing on creating depth in your child s faith is the first step to preparing him or her to run with the horses-"If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, how will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). ISBN-13: 9781490808512 Publisher: Author Solutions dba WestBow Press A Division of T Publication date: 10/14/2013 Pages: 166 Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d) Read More

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My eldest son served over twenty (20) years in prison for using a play, toy pellet gun that children use every day. I want the rea...ders to know that it can be very dangerous for your children to play with certain types of weapons, "play and toy" included. It depends when, where and how the toy is being used and whom it is used on. One of my missions and goals are to educate parents and teenagers on the insensitivity of the "NO TOLERANCE" atmosphere in society. I missed 20 years of celebrating his birthdays, 20 years of not having grandchildren from him, etc. I am not negating the fact that he did something wrong, I am adamant about explaining that my son served more time in prison than some murderers - IT IS UNJUST! I served twenty-one years (21) in the military. I have good family core values and taught my son "right and wrong"; he was enrolled in character building activities, such as Karate, Track and Field, Football, and he played music. If your teenager starts to make friends with peers that are going in a daunting path, then STOP! THINK! TAKE ACTION! In hindsight I would ask family members to have an intervention with my teen son. Your teenager will probably listen to his uncle, aunt, cousin or sibling when they will not listen to you. Take the appropriate action before it s too late. "Parents: please do not let your children play with TOY GUNS (plastic or pellet). It may land them in jail for twenty (20) years." Read More

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"Children can be like a foreign country, and this is the phrase book and guide book that adults need to navigate that landscape se...nsitively and effectively." - Catherine Connors, Editor-in-Chief, Disney Interactive Family "The Parents Phrase Book shares [Whit s] helpful insight into parenting in a way that is thought-provoking, heartwarming, and always entertaining." - Ed Sanders, TV Host (Owner s Manual, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) "Whit is...high on my list of people to ask for advice if I wasn t sure how to deal with a parenting issue." - Matt Blum, Editor-in-Chief, GeekDad.com "The Parents Phrase Book is the go-to guide...for the wild rollercoaster known as parenting." - Mike Adamick, Author of Dad s Book of Awesome Projects; MikeAdamick.com "No matter how much we study and experiment, our best efforts as parents get lost in translation.... This book is the closest thing we have to a Dead Sea Scrolls for parenting." - Charlie Capen, Author of The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions; HowToBeADad.com What do you say when your child gets caught in a fib? Or asks you where babies come from? With The Parents Phrase Book, you no longer have to worry about coming up with the right response on the spot. Written by Whit Honea, a parenting expert whose advice has appeared on BabyCenter, Babble, and the Huffington Post, this valuable guide provides you with the key language and tactics you ll need to deal with a variety of parenting situations. Inside, Honea explains why his approach quickly resolves issues and why so many of the parenting phrases you ll hear on the playground actually encourage your child to misbehave.From tackling sibling rivalry to handling bullies at school, The Parents Phrase Book will help you connect with your child and address even the toughest parenting dilemmas. Read More

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Expert advice for caring for babies and toddlers! From learning how to change a dirty diaper to pleasing a picky eater, it can som...etimes be difficult to navigate parenthood especially if you re new to it all. Featuring advice from top childcare experts, The Only Baby Book You ll Ever Need provides you with answers to every parenting question that crosses your mind! Each chapter teaches you all about the different stages of development and how you can raise a healthy and happy child. This indispensible guide also offers easy-to-understand instructions and parent-tested strategies on: Choosing a pediatrician Babyproofing your home Figuring out your baby s sleep patterns Potty-training your toddler Pleasing a picky eater With parenting advice for both babies and toddlers, this one-stop resource includes only the most important tips and advice so that you are truly prepared for the years ahead. Read More

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Step families or Blended Families Are the Norm Nowadays. The statistics show that 65 percent of remarriages will include children ...from previous relationships. When families "blend" to create step families things rarely progress smoothly. Some children may resist the many changes they face, while parents may become frustrated or disappointed when the new family doesn t function like their previous family functioned. This book teaches you to deal with basic issues such as privacy for individual family members, who should handle the discipline, giving your stepchildren space, not to expect respect, but to earn respect. How to deal with hot and cold behavior from your step kids. Contrary to myth, step families have a high rate of success in raising healthy children. 80% of the kids grow up and turn out to be fine. Do not beat yourself up about being a bad step parent, learn how to deal with the situation. Read More

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Parental anxiety is at an all-time high, and with parenting styles swinging from attachment parenting to that of "Tiger Moms," Rob...in Berman, MD, inspires mothers and fathers to find a graceful place in the middle. Children used to be seen and not heard, but now they are at the center of their parents universe. Parents today seem skittish about asserting their authority. They indulge in their children s demands and tantrums, and enter into endless negotiations, all for fear of hurting their children s feelings. Sadly, this indulgence is creating a generation of psychologically fragile individuals, and it undermines the very self-esteem it seeks to build. In between these parenting extremes lies a better way to raise thriving, well-adjusted children. Parents need to know that it is not only OK but essential to be in charge. Children with too much power often become anxious, and not allowing children to work through negative emotions leads to a lack of resilience later in their lives. Permission to Parent teaches parents to be comfortable setting boundaries while maintaining a loving connection, fostering self-esteem, respect, and emotional maturity. Children need limits more than they need indulgences, time more than schedules, and love more than stuff. Robin Berman, MD, provides the tools for great parenting by drawing from her extensive clinical experience and wisdom collected from seasoned therapists, revered teachers, and role-model parents. Permission to Parent strikes the perfect balance of advice, anecdote, and research to be an essential parenting guide. Read More

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Congrats: You re going to be a dad! Now what? Dude, relax; you re going to be fine. But it wouldn t hurt to get a few pointers a r...oad map of what lies ahead. That s what this book is for. From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it s okay to be scared out of your mind. You ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible. Read More

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With anxiety at epidemic levels among our children, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents offers a contrarian yet effective approach to he...lp children and teens push through their fears, worries, and phobias to ultimately become more resilient, independent, and happy. How do you manage a child who gets stomachaches every school morning, who refuses after-school activities, or who is trapped in the bathroom with compulsive washing? Children like these put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: One in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, when parents or professionals offer help in traditional ways, they unknowingly reinforce a child s worry and avoidance. From their success with hundreds of organizations, schools, and families, Reid Wilson, PhD, and Lynn Lyons, LICSW, share their unconventional approach of stepping into uncertainty in a way that is currently unfamiliar but infinitely successful. Using current research and contemporary examples, the book exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving and offers a concrete plan with 7 key principles that foster change. And, since new research reveals how anxious parents typically make for anxious children, the book offers exercises and techniques to change both the children s and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving. This book challenges our basic instincts about how to help fearful kids and will serve as the antidote for an anxious nation of kids and their parents. ISBN-13: 9780757317637 Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated Publication date: 9/3/2013 Sold by: Barnes and Noble Format: eBook Pages: 264 Sales rank: 153,124 File size: 5 MB Read More

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Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills,... despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses. Late, Lost, and Unprepared is a must-have book for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with: Impulse Control (taking turns, interrupting others, running off) Cognitive Flexibility (adapting to new situations, transitions, handling frustrations) Initiation (starting homework, chores, and major projects) Working Memory (following directions, note-taking, reading and retaining info) Planning and Organizing (completing and turning in homework, juggling schedules) Self-monitoring (making careless errors, staying on topic, getting into trouble but not understanding why) Written by clinical psychologists, Late, Lost, and Unprepared emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention: 1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run, and 2) building independent skills for long-term self-management. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book s organization--short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions--makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started. Part I, What You Need to Know, provides information about: what executive functions are and how weaknesses in these skills affect development; the impact of weak executive function on children s emotional lives and their families; how professionals assess executive function problems; and associated conditions (AD/HD--children with an AD/HD diagnosis always have executive skills issues--learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc.). Part II discusses What You Can Do About It including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations, and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles. Late, Lost, and Unprepared is chockful of ideas for helping your child or student be productive and independent--today and in the future. Read More

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The third edition of the best, funniest father s guide to having a baby, What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding, is now thorou...ghly revised and updated, but it s still packed with information, advice, and attitude distinctively for guys. Originally conceived as a little parody, just something funny and helpful for the expectant man, the book is now a classic gift, passed knowingly from one generation of first-time papas to the next. With this lighthearted, month-by-month instruction manual on the care and nurture of a pregnant wife the main role of expectant dads he ll handle all the important milestones and topics: what not to say during the three phases of labor; what to buy, how many, and when; maintaining work-life balance; maintaining work-life-wife balance. New features in What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding include: The minefield: the wrong gifts for your pregnant wife Social media pregnancy etiquette: status update! Eight reasons why not to pick out maternity clothes What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding also features the latest trends! Festive gender-reveal parties. (Really!) Updated baby name guide, including Twitter hash tags. Cloth diapers: The debate is back! Read More

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ELDER RAGE is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection (a first for a book on caregiving) receiving 50 endorsements (Hugh Downs, Regis P...hilbin, Leeza Gibbons, Ken Dychtwald, John Hopkins Memory Clinic, Harvard Medical School… ), over one-hundred 5-star reviews, is required reading at numerous universities for courses in geriatric assessment and management, and being considered for a film. ELDER RAGE is a riveting, often LOL humorous non-fiction novel and self-help caregiving book chronicling Jacqueline Marcell s trials, tribulations and eventual success at managing the care of her very challenging elderly father and sweet but ailing mother. Gives creative solutions for effective management, medically and behaviorally, of challenging elders who resist care, answering difficult ‘how to questions regarding: hiring caregivers, getting obstinate elders to give up driving, accept a housekeeper/caregiver, see different doctors, take medication, shower and manage hygiene, eat properly, attend adult day care, move to a new residence and much more. Includes a wealth of valuable resources. ELDER RAGE includes an extensive Addendum by renowned neurologist/dementia specialist, Rodman Shankle, MS MD: A Physician s Guide to Treating Dementia, making it valuable for everyone from the family to the physician. Author media includes: TODAY, CNN, PBS Alzheimer s Documentary, AARP Bulletin cover story, Woman s Day, Prevention, and hundreds of radio/television interviews and keynote presentations. Honors include: Advocate of the Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners at their Remarkable Women Awards--and a Media Award from the National Adult Day Services Association. Read More

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Congratulations! You re pregnant! Now, where do you turn to for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those ...women who came before you and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills OB/GYN and nationally known pediatrician? Expecting 411 is the answer: smart, up-to-date and refreshingly free of paranoia, this is the book you ll turn to for quick answers to your most pressing questions. Inside you ll find: ? Is this normal? From morning sickness to stretch marks, you ll learn what s expected and what s not. ? Is it safe? Sushi? Hair dye? Coffee? Get detailed do s and don ts. ? How much weight should I gain? Find the latest guidelines. ? Breastfeeding 101. Learn the secrets of nursing from an expert. ? Detailed advice on prepping for parenthood, including all the decisions you need to make. What tests are required? Are optional? ? Easy-to-find answers on natural childbirth, nutrition, epidurals, when to call the doc and more! The new, revised and updated 2nd edition includes even more great advice: 1. New research on how to prevent preterm births. 2. Fish facts and fish tales. What s safe, what s not, and why you SHOULD eat fish. 3. The latest warnings on medications during pregnancy. 4. Expanded tips and advice on exercise. 5. Protecting your newborn from whooping cough and flu. ++++++++++ Download a sample chapter at http:/www.expecting411.com ++++++++++ About the Author Dr. Michele Hakakha is a renowned Beverly Hills OB/GYN. She was honored with the prestigious John M. Ohtani award for outstanding achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The author of numerous articles on pregnancy, Dr. Hakakha received her training as an OB/GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has been in private practice for eight years. As a mom of two young children, Hakakha brings a down-to-earth, real-life take on being pregnant. Dr. Ari Brown is a pediatrician, mom and best-selling author of Baby 411 and Toddler 411. In addition to being an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Brown is a well-known media expert on babies and has been featured as a regular guest on Rachael Ray and NBC s Today Show. She is also WebMD s pediatric health expert and a medical advisor to Parents Magazine. Part of the best-selling Baby 411 series! See it at http://www.baby411.com. Baby 411, Toddler 411 and now Expecting 411! Praise for Expecting 411 "Expecting 411 is a must-read for the mom-to-be looking for clear, concise answers to her many questions and wanting honest advice on the healthiest, safest ways to approach pregnancy. Dr. Hakakha s and Dr. Brown s knowledgeable and straightforward counsel makes them an invaluable resource for all things parenting. " Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine "Where was this book for my first pregnancy? It has all the real information I need with out freaking me out in the process. Thanks!" -Melissa McCarthy, actress "Clinicians talk endlessly about providing information that empowers parents to make the best decisions for their children. But the truth is few have the skills to do it. Dr. Ari Brown is one of a rare breed who has that gift." Paul Offit, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia ?Unlike other pregnancy books, Expecting 411 gives moms-to-be the latest medical advice with a lighthearted girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone and accessible format. Dr. Hakakha and Dr. Brown young moms themselves who offer both an obstetrician s and a pediatrician s perspective answer all the questions that couples might be too embarrassed to ask, and empowers them with comprehensive information in a non-alarmist way.? Parents Magazine ?This is an impressive wealth of knowledge in a very readable, up to date style. This book answers all your questions clearly and precisely. It probably answers questions you haven t even thought about yet! I see myself using this as a reference in my role as advice nurse.? Nancy Edelman, RN, OB phone triage nurse "Ex Read More

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The renowned Caldecott Honoree and illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom provides a moving, intimate, and inspiring inside look a...t her colorful picture book career. Lois Ehlert always knew she was an artist. Her parents encouraged her from a young age by teaching her how to sew and saw wood and pound nails, and by giving her colorful art supplies. They even gave her a special spot to work that was all her own. Today, many years and many books later, Lois takes readers and aspiring artists on a delightful behind-the-scenes tour of her books and her book-making process. Part fascinating retrospective, part moving testament to the value of following your dreams, this richly illustrated picture book is sure to inspire children and adults alike to explore their own creativity. Read More

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Thirteen-year-old Katie is an unwilling summer guest in the Victorian home of her Halifax grandparents. All she wants to do is sta...y in her attic bedroom and brood. Disgruntled over her new stepmother s pregnancy and how a baby might affect her life, Katie takes refuge in her dreams of playing the part of the disagreeable orphan Mary Lennox in the upcoming school production of The Secret Garden. When Katie sees a shadow on her bedroom wall of an old-fashioned girl holding a flower, she tries to convince herself it is caused by moonlight. But the girl reappears and shares her life with Katie, reaching across the years to her. Is she a ghost? As Katie searches for some tangible evidence of the girl s presence, she discovers a package of letters from World War I containing clues to a bygone time when British orphans were sent to Canada as Home Children. In this haunting journey of a young girl looking for answers and an orphan girl from the past who tries to provide them, award-winning novelist Irene N. Watts uncovers a tale about the real meaning of family. ISBN-13: 9780887767104 Publisher: Tundra Publication date: 4/28/2005 Pages: 192 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 790L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.38 (d) Read More

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Congratulations! You re pregnant! Now, where do you turn to for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those ...women who came before you and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills OB/GYN and nationally known pediatrician? Expecting 411 is the answer: smart, up-to-date and refreshingly free of paranoia, this is the book you ll turn to for quick answers to your most pressing questions. Read More

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Step families or Blended Families Are the Norm Nowadays. The statistics show that 65 percent of remarriages will include children ...from previous relationships. When families "blend" to create step families things rarely progress smoothly. Some children may resist the many changes they face, while parents may become frustrated or disappointed when the new family doesn t function like their previous family functioned. This book teaches you to deal with basic issues such as privacy for individual family members, who should handle the discipline, giving your stepchildren space, not to expect respect, but to earn respect. How to deal with hot and cold behavior from your step kids. Contrary to myth, step families have a high rate of success in raising healthy children. 80% of the kids grow up and turn out to be fine. Do not beat yourself up about being a bad step parent, learn how to deal with the situation. Read More

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Do You Have An Aging Parent Who -- Blames you for everything that goes wrong? Cannot tolerate being alone, wants you all the time?... Is obsessed with health problems, real, or imagined? Make unreasonable and/or irrational demands of you? Is hostile, negative and critical? Coping with these traits in parents is an endless high-stress battle for their children. Though there s no medical defination for "difficult" parents, you know when you have one. While it s rare for adults to change their ways late in life, you can stop the vicious merry-go-round of anger, blame, guilt and frustration. For the first time, here s a common-sense guide from professionals, with more than two decades in the field, on how to smooth communications with a challenging parent. Filled with practical tips for handling contentious behaviors and sample dialogues for some of the most troubling situations, this book addresses many hard issues, including: How to tell your parent he or she cannot live with you. How to avoid the cycle of nagging and recriminations How to prevent your parent s negativity from overwhelming you. How to deal with an impaired parent who refuses to stop driving. How to asses the risk factors in deciding whether a parent is still able to live alone. "...addresses common traits and issues that arise when adult children must cope with the demands of a critical and difficult aging parent." ISBN-13: 9780380797509 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 2/28/1999 Edition number: 1 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 164,183 Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living j...oins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages. Updated with new material including an all new introduction and expanded practices in the epilogue Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking "mind/body connection" expertise from global thought-leader, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn. Read More

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There are tens of thousands of baby names out there and books that dutifully list them. And then there is 1,107 Baby Names That St...and the Test of Time a curated, considered, opinionated, and richly informative guide that winnows down the world of baby names to help moms and dads make smart choices, sidestep the trendiness trap, and avoid the ranks of parents (more than 54%) who later regret the name they chose. This is the book for parents who know they are naming not only a cuddly newborn but an actual human being who will be proud to carry this name throughout his or her entire life a name like Eloise, the French version of Louise, which means “fighter,” perfect for a feisty girl; Brendan, a solid Celtic name meaning “prince”; or Beatrice, an old-fashioned beauty with roots in both Dante and Shakespeare. 1,107 Baby Names makes a strong case for each name selected and features the name s definition, its use in history, its connotations and subtleties, and its “meaning” in the fuller, cultural sense of the word. Included are variations, nicknames (with suggestions for working backward from a nickname to something with more gravitas), and, especially useful, alternatives names that have the same flavor but may be less common or sound better with a particular last name or family background. There s a guide to the basic rules of baby-naming: scansion the sounds, syllables, and rhythm of a name, and how it goes with a last name; ethnic traditions; recent trends; and effective use of a middle name. 1,107 Baby Names was formerly published under the title Bring Back Beatrice! and is now offered with a clearer, more direct title. But the distinctive promise is the same: This is the book you need to find a name that reflects your values and will bring joy to your child. Read More

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In this book of memoirs Bridget A.B. Halfaker documents her real-life experience of conception, pregnancy, and birth. She delves i...nto her ideals for the soon-to-be child; including what birthing techniques to use, where to live, and how to discipline. She details her physical and emotional symptoms- of which there are many! Along her journey she confronts several demons from her past, attempting to better herself in order to create a happy and healthy environment for her baby. From family and childhood, to the unwanted baby advice strangers on the street give, Bridget explores all aspects of growing a human being. Read More

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Mother, Are You Sitting Down? is the true story of a mother and daughter s journey after facing life-changing news-an unplanned pr...egnancy-and the miraculous path God revealed to them. With one incredible turn of events after another, the Lord guides them perfectly with love and comfort, hope and joy, making the seemingly impossible not only possible, but far beyond anything they could have dreamed or imagined. This story will: · Give you confidence to trust God with your life and loved ones. · Encourage you to dream bigger than you ever have before. · Help you be aware of the ways God speaks to you. · Bring hope to your difficult situation. Although focused on this family s circumstances, God s supernatural solutions can help if you are experiencing financial problems, a troubled marriage, an eating disorder, sexual abuse, drug addiction-or anything that is holding you back from living a healthy, enjoyable life. Be encouraged to trust God with your life and let Him be the author of your miracle! Read More

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Across the country, parents are fighting Herculean battles against an intransigent medical community that refuses to believe that ...autism can be healed. Mothers are going into battle for proper diagnosis and effective treatment, often at great personal cost. Jenny McCarthy knows what it s like-she put her career and personal life on hold when she realized something was wrong with her son, Evan. Her sacrifice has brought national awareness to the controversy over the causes and treatment of autism. Now, Jenny wants everyone to know that there are other warriors out there, and their stories will inspire and inform anyone facing a similar struggle. Read More

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After spending thirteen years teaching elementary education, Liz Parsons has gained a lot of experience raising kids. And with two... boys of her own, she has learned that the ultimate key to survival is laughter (and possibly this book). It is a secret she shares over and over again in Raising Huck and Ted a collection of rollicking, fun stories about raising two boys. As the tales of laughable events and heartwarming moments unfold, Liz exposes readers to many of the universal challenges that parents often face. Raising Huck and Ted is written with love, humor, and good values at heart. Each chapter is followed by a series of helpful, practical tips meant to encourage parents and make them laugh. Just when they think things are going badly at home, Parsons assures them that things may get worse (but will probably get better!). Acknowledging that parents will generally choose sleeping over any other activity, Parsons light, conversational style offers a warm, breezy read; comical tales of family life are sprinkled with tidbits of advice, ideas, and approaches that will connect with any parent (like how to deal with fads and fashions, how to survive the witching hour before dinner, and how to give children what every child wants). Many of her stories cover etiquette, discipline, and responsibility challenges that can be applied with equal good humor and fairness to children, parents and grandparents alike. Go ahead, raise a white flag, raise a glass, raise the roof just read Raising Huck and Ted. It s the perfect time-out for parents! Read More

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After spending thirteen years teaching elementary education, Liz Parsons has gained a lot of experience raising kids. And with two... boys of her own, she has learned that the ultimate key to survival is laughter (and possibly this book). It is a secret she shares over and over again in Raising Huck and Ted a collection of rollicking, fun stories about raising two boys. As the tales of laughable events and heartwarming moments unfold, Liz exposes readers to many of the universal challenges that parents often face. Raising Huck and Ted is written with love, humor, and good values at heart. Each chapter is followed by a series of helpful, practical tips meant to encourage parents and make them laugh. Just when they think things are going badly at home, Parsons assures them that things may get worse (but will probably get better!). Acknowledging that parents will generally choose sleeping over any other activity, Parsons light, conversational style offers a warm, breezy read; comical tales of family life are sprinkled with tidbits of advice, ideas, and approaches that will connect with any parent (like how to deal with fads and fashions, how to survive the witching hour before dinner, and how to give children what every child wants). Many of her stories cover etiquette, discipline, and responsibility challenges that can be applied with equal good humor and fairness to children, parents and grandparents alike. Go ahead, raise a white flag, raise a glass, raise the roof just read Raising Huck and Ted. It s the perfect time-out for parents! Read More

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This practical and sensible guide Ten-Minute Parenting is a must-have for today s parents. Author Barbara Hair offers expert help ...for busy parents of children of all ages. She addresses issues from child development, parent-child relationships and situations parents experience everyday. From temper tantrums to homework she provides concise and practical tips that you need and will use each day. As stated in the book, if you do not form your children while they are young then the outside world will do it for you. She stresses the importance of parents raising kind and respectful children which in turn reaps bountiful rewards. The abundant problem-solving and parenting applications offered will prove invaluable to every parent. It contains new insights every parent and child will appreciate. Barbara Hair is a freelance writer, author and private tutor with over thirty years of classroom teaching experience. Ms. Hair earned her Bachelors of Arts in Education through Washington State University and Master s Degree in Education from San Francisco State University. She holds a Washington State Teaching Certificate with an emphasis in elementary and early childhood education. Throughout her years of teaching Ms. Hair has presented a variety of workshops for parents and educators. Read More

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The new millennium has seen a variety of parenting styles that differ greatly from previous generations. Titles such as Tiger Moms... and Helicopter Parents have received media attention by the general public but other styles such as Hippo, Free-Range and Divergent Parenting, as well as a host of others, are not so well known. This book provides a brief history of parenting in America, categorizes some of the parenting styles that currently are employed in the country and briefly explains some of the more popular titles. Read More

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Parenting today is no easy task but Tools for Effective Parenting can help. From years of raising his own children and caring for ...thousands of others Donahue has discovered some basic tools to make parenting easier and more effective. The good news is that most parents already have these tools on hand but do not think of them as parenting helpers. Can peer pressure be a parenting tool? Donahue says it can. So can having a pet, going to church, and easiest of all, listening to your kids. He discusses these and nine other tools. He uses poignant, real life stories told to him by ordinary kids to demonstrate just how these simple tools will be the answer to a parent s prayers. Read More

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Ninety-five percent of American kids have Internet access by age 11; the average number of texts a teenager sends each month is we...ll over 3,000. More families report that technology makes life with children more challenging, not less, as parents today struggle with questions previous generations never faced: Is my thirteen-year-old responsible enough for a Facebook page? What will happen if I give my nine year-old a cell phone? In The Parent App, Lynn Schofield Clark provides what families have been sorely lacking: smart, sensitive, and effective strategies for coping with the dilemmas of digital and mobile media in modern life. Clark set about interviewing scores of mothers and fathers, identifying not only their various approaches, but how they differ according to family income. Parents in upper-income families encourage their children to use media to enhance their education and self-development and to avoid use that might distract them from goals of high achievement. Lower income families, in contrast, encourage the use of digital and mobile media in ways that are respectful, compliant toward parents, and family-focused. Each approach has its own benefits and drawbacks, and whatever the parenting style or economic bracket, parents experience anxiety about how to manage new technology. With the understanding of a parent of teens and the rigor of a social scientist, Clark tackles a host of issues, such as family communication, online predators, cyber bullying, sexting, gamer drop-outs, helicopter parenting, technological monitoring, the effectiveness of strict controls, and much more. The Parent App is more than an advice manual. As Clark admits, technology changes too rapidly for that. Rather, she puts parenting in context, exploring the meaning of media challenges and the consequences of our responses-for our lives as family members and as members of society. Read More

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A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works ? and what doesn t... Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of “screen time,” it s hard for kids ? and parents ? to know what s most essential. How can parents help their kids succeed ? not just do well “on the test” but develop the learning habits they ll need to thrive throughout their lives? This important and parent-friendly book presents new solutions based on the largest study of family routines ever conducted. The Learning Habit offers a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the everyday stress that families with school-age children face; turning those “stress times” into opportunities to develop the eight critical skills kids will need to succeed in college and in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow ? skills including concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-reliance. Along with hands-on advice and compelling real-life case studies, the book includes 21 fun family challenges for parents and kids, bringing together the latest research with simple everyday solutions to help kids thrive, academically and beyond. Read More

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The greatest thing Nicole Polizzi, aka ?Snooki,” ever did was by accident. But her son, Lorenzo, was never a mistake. When she and... her boyfriend, Jionni, found out she was knocked up, they weren t married or engaged. She was only twenty-four and living with her parents and she had zero baby experience. With a reckless, party girl TV persona to deal with, she had a lot to learn and discover in becoming a mother. In this funny and frank book, Nicole shares her experiences, everything from the first sonogram to the nipple-cracking shock of breastfeeding. In each chapter, she tells the unvarnished truth about pregnancy symptoms (?The High Price of Gas”), the ridiculousness of her baby registry (?Butt Paste and Boogie Wipes”) and the lowdown on postpartum life (?Shit Happens”). There s a ton of useful information, including a list of must-have baby products, MILF style tips, how to keep ?I m a whale” preggers bad body image in check, and how she got into the best shape of her life within six months of giving birth. Although Nicole had to give up partying, she s embracing motherhood the only way she knows how: with a fun-loving attitude and lots of leopard print! Read More

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The Yada Yada Prayer Group is in trouble and they re having a hard time getting out. Jodi Baxter is feeling overwhelmed, to say th...e least. Every day it seems that more blessings, problems, and everything in between crop up among her Yada Yada sisters, and their prayer list is getting out of control. Not only are the Yada Yadas still recovering from the vicious racial attack on Mark, but Ruth and Ben s midlife pregnancy takes a dangerous turn, Avis s daughter and grandbaby show up unannounced, Florida s artistic son gets caught tagging, and Uptown is talking about merging with New Morning into one racially mixed church raising anxiety and stress to new levels. To top it all off, Jodi keeps saying yes to everything. It s getting harder to see God in the everyday rat race of life, especially in the face of exhaustion. With so many burdens resting on her circle of sisters, Jodi fi nds herself trapped by the good and bad habit of trying to fi x everything and everyone. After lots (and lots) of failures, Jodi begins to learn that God can use anything, even the messes we make, to accomplish His good purposes. What will it take to help the Yada Yadas focus on God s promises instead of getting caught by the lies we so easily believe? Jackson examines the many facets of forgiveness, grace, racial prejudice and healing in this enjoyable follow-up to "The Yada Yada Prayer Group." When a wildly diverse group of women gets together to pray, they have no idea how God s gonna rock their world. Read More

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WINNER! Mom s Choice Gold Award for parenting books Mom s Choice Awards: The best in family-friendly media "My kid is smart, but......" It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. In fact, many bright children face special challenges: Some are driven by perfectionism; Some are afraid of effort, because they re used to instant success; Some routinely butt heads with authority figures; Some struggle to get along with their peers; Some are outwardly successful but just don t feel good about themselves. This practical and compassionate book explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents do-able strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people. Read More

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An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills. Attachment security and affect regulation have lo...ng been buzzwords in therapy circles, but many of these ideas so integral to successful therapeutic work with kids and adolescents have yet to be effectively translated to parenting practice itself. Moreover, as neuroscience reveals how the human brain is designed to work in good relationships, and how such relationships are central to healthy human development, the practical implications for the parent-child attachment relationship become even more apparent. Here, a leading attachment specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience brings the rich and comprehensive field of attachment theory and research from inside the therapy room to the outside, equipping therapists and caregivers with practical parenting skills and techniques rooted in proven therapeutic principles. A guide for all parents and a resource for all mental health clinicians and parent-educators who are searching for ways to effectively love, discipline, and communicate with children, this book presents the techniques and practices that are fundamental to optimal child development and family functioning how to set limits, provide guidance, and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love. Filled with valuable clinical vignettes and sample dialogues, Hughes shows how attachment-focused research can guide all those who care for children in their efforts to better raise them. Read More

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