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An eye-opening guide to the world s best parenting strategies Research reveals that American kids lag behind in academic achieveme...nt, happiness, and wellness. Christine Gross-Loh exposes culturally determined norms we have about “good parenting,” and asks, Are there parenting strategies other countries are getting right that we are not? This book takes us across the globe and examines how parents successfully foster resilience, creativity, independence, and academic excellence in their children. Illuminating the surprising ways in which culture shapes our parenting practices, Gross-Loh offers objective, research-based insight such as: Co-sleeping may promote independence in kids. “Hoverparenting” can damage a child s resilience. Finnish children, who rank among the highest academic achievers, enjoy multiple recesses a day. Our obsession with self-esteem may limit a child s potential. Read More

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In his NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The End of Molasses Classes, renowned educator Ron Clark challenged PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND COMMUN...ITIES everywhere to make a real difference in the lives of our kids, offering revolutionary and classroom-tested ways to UPLIFT, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER our children. Read this book to find out why so many across the country have embraced these powerful rules. * SET THE ELECTRIC TONE ON DAY ONE * TEACH YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO STUDY DON T EXPECT IT TO COME NATURALLY * DON T CONSTANTLY STRESS ABOUT TEST SCORES * NOT EVERY CHILD DESERVES A COOKIE * LIFT UP YOUR TEACHERS. NO, REALLY, LIFT THEM UP! * IF KIDS LIKE YOU ALL THE TIME, YOU RE DOING SOMETHING WRONG * DON T BE A PENNY PARENT BE DIFFERENT. BE BOLD. JOIN IN. ISBN-13: 9780594526582 Publisher: Touchstone Publication date: 4/17/2012 Pages: 322 Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.94 (d) Read More

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Stormie Omartian s bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new cove...rs and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. Stormie shares with you her most-loved prayers from The Power of a Praying® Parent--the book that started her bestselling series. This gathering of short-but-powerful prayers and encouraging scriptures is small enough to keep in purse or pocket for quick times of communion with God. With a fresh, new cover and plenty of room for you to write down personal prayer notes, The Power of a Praying® Parent Book of Prayers is a lovely gift that will draw your heart to the Lord in prayer. These prayers will give you confidence and peace in your parenting skills as you pray for God s best and most wonderful promises to come true in your children s lives. ISBN-13: 9780736919821 Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Publication date: 1/1/2007 Series:Power of a Praying Book of Prayers Series Pages: 128 Sales rank: 217,054 Product dimensions: 4.12 (w) x 5.72 (h) x 0.30 (d) Read More

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Announcing the new Spanish-language translation of What to Expect When You re Expecting: 4th Edition, America s pregnancy bible wi...th over 16 million copies in print. Originally published as Que se Puede Esperar Cuando Se Esta Esperando, this new edition is a livelier, less formal, altogether more user-friendly Spanish-language version. Approximately 1 million Hispanic-American women give birth each year. This is a book for the mother-to-be who either doesn t speak English or doesn t feel comfortable with her English; for the doctor who is having trouble communicating with a patient; for the expectant parents at a stressful time when what s most familiar their first language is most welcome. The book will be the book to turn to for the broad range of Spanish-speaking Americans in the United States be they Puerto Ricans in the Northeast, Cuban-Americans in Florida, Mexican-Americans on the west coast, Dominicans, and Spanish-speaking Americans of Spanish, and Central and South American descent. Read More

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A fully revised and updated version of the classic baby name guide After the initial joy of discovering a pregnancy, the question ...every mom- or dad-to-be asks is inevitably: What will I name my baby? There s no shortage of names to choose from, and the task can be overwhelming. Enter The Baby Name Wizard. Since its original publication in 2005, The Baby Name Wizard has used groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to pinpoint each name s image, examine its usage and popularity over the last one hundred years, and suggest other promising ideas. A completely revised and updated guide to the modern world of names, The Baby Name Wizard is the only tool parents need to discover the perfect name. Read More

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A much-needed tool that parents of children with O.D.D. can use to identify the source of this turmoil and take back parental cont...rol. Dr. Douglas Riley teaches parents how to recognize the signs, understand the attitudes, and modify the behavior of their oppositional child. Read More

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The STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) program has taught over two million parents more effective parenting techni...ques, encouraging mutual respect between parent and child, cooperation, responsibility, and self-reliance. The Parent s Handbook shows parents the best way to raise responsible children who will grow into responsible adults. Illustrations and charts. Size C. 136 pp. 30,000 print. "...this popular parenting guide explains how to encourage children, effectively communicate with them, and enforce discipline, not punishment." Read More

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The Hottest Baby Names Trends, Lists and Forecast An instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose fo...r your child tomorrow, The 2013 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to browse. Here s a sneak peak at the ideas, forecasts, predictions and suggestions you ll find: ?Why some names are a lot more popular than you think (Adalyn, Devin) ?The cutting-edge names on the rise (Nylah, Archer) and the super-hot names cooling fast (Brisa, Brett) ?The crossover pop culture names that will be moving to the cribs of tomorrow (Blue, Brantley) ?Just how many Sophias and Jacobs are out there ?Look at whether popular unisex names like Kendall or Dakota are used more for boys or girls ?The hottest names in your state ?The ending to a girl s name that makes it super-hot, and the one letter that is all the rage for boys Packed with easy-to-read charts, graphs, and maps, this book is a screen shot of the world today. It s stuffed with ideas on what s hip and hot and how you can take the trend and turn it into a name you love. ISBN-13: 9781402272615 Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated Publication date: 12/1/2012 Pages: 400 Sales rank: 216,967 Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.30 (d) Read More

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Expectant mothers snapped up Great Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy and Childbirth (135,000 copies sold), and ...reviewers praised it for its warm, reassuring voice of expertise. This is the logical follow-up, an innovative baby book that will guide and reassure new moms and dads through every nuance of the first 12 months of life with baby. Of course, it maintains all the design elements that are the signature of the Great Expectations series and have proven so appealing: innovative graphics; clear-cut, contemporary styling; and sensitive drawings of babies as they develop month-by-month. The text, too, continues that same friendly, supportive, parent-to-parent tone of the earlier book but now with dads playing an integral role. Inside, there s a plethora of information on the nuts and bolts of feeding, diaper changing, and immunizations, as well as cutting-edge research on baby intelligence and development, nutrition and medical care, and insights into the dynamics of the parenting process. Checklists, bulleted sidebars, and quick-reference tables speed up the process of finding needed information. Unique tables in the extensive medical reference section will present the gamut of symptoms, so parents will have help distinguishing between common baby ailments and more serious emergencies that may require immediate attention. Includes a foreword by Dr. Michael Crocetti, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and also an extended resource guide and parent s dictionary. Read More

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I n this edition of his parenting classic, Michael Gurian considers how the culture has changed in the ten years since The Wonder ...of Boys was first published, including the impact of the Internet. Read More

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For when you need the facts not fear about what food, drinks, activities, and procedures you should avoid during each month of you...r pregnancy. Over the years, Dr. Elisabeth Aron has soothed the worries of many soon-to-be moms who have come to her with questions such as: • Can I exercise during my first trimester? • Is canned tuna safe to eat throughout my pregnancy? • Do self-tanners contain chemicals I should be worried about? • I have to fly for work during my second trimester. Is this safe? • Is cookie-dough ice cream safe to eat? • Can I wear an underwire bra during my pregnancy? • I m six months pregnant. Is it alright for me to have a glycolic peel facial? • Are peanuts safe to eat or will my baby develop a peanut allergy if I eat too many? • There is a lot of chlorine in my health club s pool. Is that a good or bad thing? Pregnancy Do s and Don ts includes hundreds of entries on possible concerns from apple cider to zinc and everything in between. In each entry, Dr. Aron identifies the item, the possible cause for concern, and explains the bottom line whether it is something a woman should avoid completely, something to take a better-safe-than-sorry approach toward, or something that is perfectly fine. Read More

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Temper tantrums in the supermarket. Tears that seem to come out of nowhere. Battles over homework that are more like wars. When yo...ur child has problems regulating his or her emotions, there s no hiding it. Children with intense emotions go from 0 to 100 in seconds and are prone to frequent emotional and behavioral outbursts that leave parents feeling bewildered and helpless. Other parents may have told you that it s just a phase or that your child needs discipline. In reality, your child may have emotion dysregulation, a tendency to react intensely to situations other children take in stride. Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions is an effective guide to de-escalating your child s emotions and helping your child express feelings in productive ways. You ll learn strategies drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), including mindfulness and validation skills, and practice them when your child s emotions spin out of control. This well-researched method for managing emotions can help your child make dramatic emotional and behavioral changes that both of you will be proud of. Read More

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Eat the best foods for your baby s development! Nutrition is never more critical than during pregnancy. What you choose to put on ...your plate affects you and your baby s health not just in utero but for years to come. However, many nutritional guidelines for pregnancy are complex, confusing, and offer an uninspiring list of things to eat for the next nine months. Backed up by the latest nutritional research, this guide debunks pregnancy food myths and uncovers a number of surprising food choices that are superfoods for expectant mothers. Anchovies are a high-protein, naturally salty snack a great food for avoiding feelings of nausea; and they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which foster baby s brain development during the first trimester. Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet containing high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, plus fiber, B vitamins, and other minerals. Their mild, slightly sweet flavor makes them appealing if you re suffering from morning sickness. Cherries contain melatonin, an antioxidant hormone that promotes healthy sleep for you and stimulates cell growth in your growing baby. Celery is a healthy snack rich in silica, a mineral which tones and firms your skin the perfect nutritional support for your stretching and expanding breasts and belly. This one-of-a-kind nutrition reference guide is also packed with helpful quick-reference charts and sidebars, highlighting healthy (but no less delicious!) substitutes for commonly craved foods like ice cream and potato chips. You ll also discover the most up-to-date research regarding pregnancy dilemmas, such as how to get more omega-3s from fish in your diet while avoiding mercury. It s pregnancy nutrition made easy! Read More

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Leading family psychologist and personal therapist to Jaycee Dugard, Rebecca Bailey tells parents how to keep their children safe ...in this accessible, must-have guidebook, with a foreword by Terry Probyn, Jaycee s mother. The acclaimed family psychologist, Dr. Rebecca Bailey, tells parents how to keep their kids, toddlers to teens, safe. Whether their children are six or sixteen, whether they live in a rural town, suburb, or a bustling city, all parents worry about threats from cyber-bullying to exploitation and abduction. What should they tell their children and when? What practical steps can they take to reduce the risks and keep their kids safe? Dr. Rebecca Bailey, with the assistance of her sister and registered nurse, Elizabeth, gives easily understood, easily followed answers. Safe Kids, Smart Parents builds on Dr. Bailey s years of experience as a family psychologist helping real families deal with real situations. From abduction to abuse, Bailey explains how parents can speak to their kids about troubling topics while building their self-esteem and teaching them how to protect themselves. A smart, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource, Safe Kids, Smart Parents is the most important book a parent can own. Read More

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Winner of National Parenting Publications Award and Mom s Choice Award! Everybody knows how it feels to be ostracized, isolated or... taunted, but most of us are at a loss when it comes to knowing how to make it better. In Carrie Goldman s groundbreaking book, Bullied, she offers concrete solutions for parents, teachers, and kids on how to effectively respond to painful situations whether it is normal social conflict or more serious bullying. Goldman s warm, engaging style combines the real-life stories of bullies, victims, bystanders, and their parents with the most cutting edge scientific research to provide a thorough analysis of cruelty in our culture. She explores how the pop culture permeates homes and schools, often impacting the way kids view those who are different from the accepted norm. Bullied comprehensively addresses issues such as: The media s influence on aggression and bullying How to prevent cyberbullying, or how to manage cyberbullying once it has begun How to safely shift from being a bystander into a witness or an ally Effects of bullying on the brain, both for bullies and for victims Steps to take with the school if you are being bullied or sexually harassed A comprehensive look at restorative justice as a non-punitive response to bullying Techniques to help you deal with verbal taunting in the moment it is happening Identifying the difference between normal social drama and bullying Knowing when to ask for help and how to access effective help The mother of a bullied first grader, Goldman s inspiring true story triggered an outpouring of support from online communities around the world. Bullied is a research-based book born from Goldman s blog post about the ridicule her daughter suffered for bringing a Star Wars thermos to school a story that went viral on Facebook and Twitter before exploding everywhere, from CNN.com and Yahoo.com to sites all around the world. More than 200 people were interviewed for the book, including parents, teachers, kids, social workers, authors, celebrities, researchers, psychologists, actors, actresses, and school administrators. It is a wealth of knowledge packaged in a fascinating read. ISBN-13: 9780062105080 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 8/6/2013 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 348 Sales rank: 349,214 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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A Scribner Classics edition of Andrew Solomon s bestselling masterpiece, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Day...ton Peace Prize, and one of The New York Times Book Review s Ten Best Books of 2012 “a brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity” (People). Andrew Solomon s startling proposition in Far From the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition that difference is what unites us. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or multiple severe disabilities; with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, and Solomon documents triumphs of love over prejudice in every chapter. All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent should parents accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on ten years of research and interviews with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original and compassionate thinker, Far From the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other a theme in every family s life. The New York Times calls it a “wise and beautiful” volume, that “will shake up your preconceptions and leave you in a better place.” Winner of the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction Winner of the 2013 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winner of the 2012 Books for a Better Life Award for Psychology One of the New York Times Book Review s Top 10 Books of 2012 Read More

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In this completely revised and updated edition of Raising Adopted Children, Lois Melina, editor of Adopted Child newsletter and th...e mother of two children by adoption, draws on the latest research in psychology, sociology, and medicine to guide parents through all stages of their child s development. Melina addresses the pressing adoption issues of today, such as open adoption, international adoption, and transracial adoption, and answers parents most frequently asked questions, such as: How will my child "bond" or form attachments to me? When and how should I tell my child that he was adopted? What should schools be told about my child? Will adoption make adolescent upheavals more complicated? Up-to-date, sensitive, and clear, Raising Adopted Children is the definitive resource for all adoptive parents and concerned professionals. ISBN-13: 9780060957179 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 7/28/1998 Edition description: REVISED Edition number: 2 Pages: 400 Sales rank: 180,676 Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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Blessed with an exceptional gift, New York Times bestselling author James Van Praagh has the ability to bridge the gap between thi...s world and the next. Based on nearly thirty years of spirit communication, this renowned and beloved medium takes us on a powerful, eye-opening, and ultimately inspiring voyage. Filled with incredible and uplifting true stories and profound messages of love, this astounding look at heaven provides a remarkably detailed portrayal of the child s soul as it moves from this world to the next. Our eyes and hearts open and we experience firsthand the unbreakable bond between parent and child, all the while glimpsing a vision of heaven. Van Praagh reveals the reality that love transcends the physical and material planes of this world. Growing Up in Heaven lifts our spirits with the knowledge that our departed ones will always be with us an extraordinary gift for all of us who yearn to understand life on the other side. Read More

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It s the deadliest combination going: bullies who terrorize, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who watch, and adults... who see the incidents as a normal part of childhood. All it takes to understand that this is a recipe for tragedy is a glance at headlines across the country. In this updated edition of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, which includes a new section on cyberbullying, one of the world s most trusted parenting educators gives parents, caregivers, educators and most of all, kids the tools to break the cycle of violence. Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth, and her wide experience in the areas of conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, Barbara Coloroso explains: The three kinds of bullying, and the differences between boy and girl bullies Four abilities that protect your child from succumbing to bullying Seven steps to take if your child is a bully How to help the bullied child heal and how to effectively discipline the bully How to evaluate a school s antibullying policy And much more This compassionate and practical guide has become the groundbreaking reference on the subject of bullying. Read More

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A simple yet revolutionary alternative to helicopter parenting and tiger moms Tired of nagging, pleading, negotiating, or yelling ...just to get your kids to do the simple things you ask? There is a better way. The best English import since Supernanny and an instant bestseller in the U.K., Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting brings the joy back into family life. Based on her forty-plus years of experience, behavioral specialist Noël Janis-Norton outlines a clear, step-by-step plan that will help any parent raise a child who is cooperative and considerate, confident and self-reliant. Transform your family life with these five strategies: Descriptive Praise, Preparing for Success, Reflective Listening, Never Ask Twice and Rewards and Consequences. You ll begin to see results almost immediately: ? Kids start cooperating the first time ? Mornings, bedtimes, mealtimes and homework all become easier ? Even very resistant kids start saying” yes” instead of “no” Full of examples and real stories from parents, this book gives you the complete tool-kit to achieve Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting. “The instruction manual every parent should read” Helena Bonham Carter Read More

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Rosie Pope, pregnancy expert, maternity fashion designer, and star of Bravo s hit show Pregnant in Heels, offers an all-encompassi...ng guide to pregnancy. What s your Mommy IQ? Every mom-to-be wants a perfect, healthy pregnancy. But as the nine months start to fly by, it s easy for new parents to become overwhelmed and intimidated by the mountains of information and advice available. Enter pregnancy expert Rosie Pope. With her signature style, humor, and razor-sharp expertise, Rosie offers women the ultimate guide to these unique nine months ahead. Chapter by chapter and month by month, Rosie helps women raise their own Mommy IQ by telling them exactly what s going on with their baby, their body, and their partner. Tackling everything that might weigh on a new mom s mind from prenatal testing and ultrasounds, to setting nutrition and exercise goals, to creating a birth plan Rosie guides new parents with humor and been-there insights, and plenty of medical facts and advice from renowned experts and doctors to back it all up. Through practical checklists, sidebars, and her own personal stories, Rosie shares the tips, tricks, and secrets that will ease moms from that initial nerve-racking checkup through the first sleepless nights at home with a new baby. The ultimate must-have guide for any mom-to-be, Rosie Pope s Mommy IQ will give women the confidence they need to stay healthy, keep relationships strong, and even laugh a little when the going gets tough. Read More

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Practical, hands-on information for fathers-to-be When it comes to pregnancy, dads roles have changed so much in the past few dec...ades that expectant fathers don t always know where to turn to for guidance and advice on this milestone event. Now they do! Dad s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is packed with practical, straightforward information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from dad s point of view. What to expect at doctor s visits Tips for being a supportive partner during pregnancy and preparing for fatherhood Advice on birth plans, labor and delivery, and the first days and weeks of a baby s life Packed with helpful information on the typical struggles and feelings expectant fathers face, Dad s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives first-time fathers and veteran dads alike a wealth of useful information. Read More

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Pregnancy naturally separates a mother s outermost abdominal muscles to make room for her growing uterus. Called a diastasis, this... separation doesn t fully close up in 98 percent of new moms. The larger the diastasis, the weaker the muscles and the greater chance for mom to develop back problems down the road. Of perhaps greater concern for moms, new and veteran alike, the larger the diastasis, the bigger the belly that just won t seem to go away after baby s delivery!Lose Your Mummy Tummy introduces the Tupler Technique, a set of deceptively simple abdominal and breathing exercises that decrease the diastasis and result in a firmer, flatter, and stronger belly. Like Kegels-those all-important and privately-practiced pregnancy exercises-the Tupler Technique can be practiced almost anywhere and at anytime. Including illustrations for a 15 or a 30-minute at-home exercise routine, Lose Your Mummy Tummy ensures: A tighter, flatter stomach A smaller waistline A reduction or elimination of back pain The ability to safely lift your baby and heavy objects More energy Better posture The perfect preparation for your next pregnancy ISBN-13: 9780738209814 Publisher: Da Capo Press Publication date: 12/12/2004 Pages: 140 Sales rank: 244,573 Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.45 (d) Read More

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In this new companion book to Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy!, teen psychologist Michael Bradley turns the tables, talking to teens about... parents why adults behave the way they do, how to handle their parents and other adults in life s confusing and difficult situations. Discusses the difficulties of being a teenager in today s society and provides insights on how to survive adolescence and stay connected with one s parents. ISBN-13: 9780936197487 Publisher: Harbor Press, Inc. Publication date: 6/28/2004 Pages: 432 Sales rank: 196,589 Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.98 (d) Read More

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A companion book to the acclaimed documentary film that inspired a national conversation, BULLY is packed with information and res...ources for teachers, parents, and anyone who cares about the more than 13 million children who will be bullied in the United States this year. From commentary about life after BULLY by the filmmakers and the families in the film, to the story of how Katy Butler s petition campaign helped defeat the MPAA s “R” rating, BULLY takes the story of the film beyond the closing credits. Celebrity contributions combine with essays from experts, authors, government officials, and educators to offer powerful insights and concrete steps to take, making the book an essential part of an action plan to combat the bullying epidemic in America. Read More

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Prime-time star and new mom Tia Mowry delivers a frank and hilarious modern pregnancy guide A generation of women grew up watching... Tia Mowry on Sister, Sister. Like a best friend Tia always told it like it was with hilarity and compassion. Now, in a pregnancy guide like no other, she leaves no topic off-limits while helping expectant moms stay empowered, pampered, and laughing out loud. Sharing personal experience with cravings (she couldn t have done it without sourdough bread and Funyuns); maternity clothes (Tia prefers black, with sequins); vagina exercises (just say No!); and hiding your bump from your coworkers (tricky for Tia, since her character on The Game was in lingerie half the time), Tia also discusses Ask the OB QandA s she posed to her own ob-gyn, along with dozens of tried-and-true tips for combating morning sickness, fear, and everything else that might overshadow a radiant glow. ISBN-13: 9781583335284 Publisher: Avery Trade Publication date: 6/4/2013 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 240 Sales rank: 219,892 Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Bring out your children s creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.c...om. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children s creativity through art. You ll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids art activities to soften everyday transitions. The more than sixty engaging kids arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they re a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family. Read More

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The world is full of hurt children, and bringing one into your home can quickly derail the easy family life you once knew. Get eff...ective suggestions, wisdom, and advice to parent the hurt child in your life. The best hope for tragedy prevention is knowledge! Updated and revised. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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Finally, a book that demystifies our daunting education system by giving parents the insights and strategies they need to build po...sitive relationships with teachers and connect to their children s learning in productive ways. Involved Parents = Better Students How do you ensure your child gets the best education possible when U.S. schools have become overburdened, test-driven institutions that rank only average worldwide? Decades of research confirm that when parents engage with their children s learning, kids do better in school and life. This straight-talking guide helps you: • understand the critical role you play in your child s education, • connect with educators in respectful ways, • encourage a love of reading in your kids, • minimize homework meltdowns and disorganization, • support students who struggle academically, • help children navigate social situations and bullying, and • fuel your child s mind and body for learning. Parent involvement looks different for every family and every child. Packed with real stories and tested strategies, The Parent Backpack demystifies our complex education system and gives you the insights you need to help your kids thrive. Read More

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Help your child succeed in the classroom and in life! As a parent of a child with dyslexia you may wonder what you should expect a...s your child goes through life. How can you help your child deal with school and succeed? It s true, there are challenges for children with dyslexia, but when identified early, they can be overcome successfully. Abigail Marshall, manager of dyslexia.com, shows you how to: Identify the early symptoms of dyslexia. Work with teachers to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Reduce homework struggles. Find the best treatment program. Help your child develop skills with the use of assistive technology. Plan for college and career. The Everything Parent s Guide to Children with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition is your first step in facing the challenges of dyslexia with a positive attitude. ISBN-13: 9781440564963 Publisher: Adams Media Corporation Publication date: 8/18/2013 Edition number: 2 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 364,923 Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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A successful co-parenting relationship is as vital to your child s well-being and health as nutritious food or proper exercise. Re...search, anecdotal evidence, and plain common sense all point to the fact that children are happier, healthier, and better adjusted when both of their parents play an active role in their lives. Studies also show that the trauma children experience in the wake of a divorce or separation can be lessened when they see their parents getting along. Kids whose parents successfully co-parent feel more secure than those who have limited or no connection to one of their parents post divorce. Co-Parenting 101 is based on the premise that co-parenting is a must, not an option. The involvement of both parents not just the primary guardian is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting. This is the first book written by a formerly married couple for whom co parenting is central to their day to day lives, and it offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse. Authors Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas, the creators of the popular co-parenting website, co-parenting101.org, share their own experiences raising their children together, as well as provide professional advice from co-parenting experts. Through practical tips combined with expert parental strategies, this book a great resource for divorced parents with children. For parents, less time stressed out about legal wrangling means more time to be fully present and engaged with the children. By learning to put their animosity aside, parents can focus on putting their kids first. ISBN-13: 9781608824632 Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Publication date: 5/1/2013 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 221,785 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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When parents and educators fight, our kids lose. So why are good, reasonable parents and skilled, compassionate educators locked i...n battle? After listening to hundreds of parents, teachers and school administrators, Cassie Zupke found the answer. Although the demands of educating a child with autism forces parents and educators to work closely together, their ability to function as a team is often hampered by their lack of understanding of each other s motivations and limitations. This creates an environment of mistrust, frustration and fear that can turn a classroom into a war zone. We Said, They Said: 50 Things Parents and Teachers of Children with Autism Want Each Other to Know voices what parents and educators want to say to each other, but don t. It explains why they do what they do. It helps fill the chasms of misunderstanding that breed assumptions like ?They don t care about my child,? and ?They re just in denial.? It gives educators and parents the necessary tools to build the relationships they need to help their children. ISBN-13: 9781935274865 Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc. Publication date: 8/15/2013 Pages: 288 Sales rank: 407,654 Product dimensions: 5.09 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.76 (d) Read More

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The creator of Twiniversity delivers the ultimate survival guide for parents of twins The rate of twin births has risen 79 percent... over the last three decades, and continues to increase. A mom of fraternal twins and a national guru on having two, Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, a supportive website with advice from the twin-trenches. What to Do When You re Having Two is the definitive how-to guide to parenting twins, covering how to make a Birth Plan checklist, sticking to one sleep schedule, managing double-duty breastfeeding, stocking up on all the necessary gear, building one-on-one relationships with each child, and more. Accessible and informative, What to Do When You re Having Two is the must-have manual for all parents of twins. Read More

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Any parent can become competent and confident with Dr. James Dobson s biblical insight and practical counsel. Now Dobson s two cla...ssic parenting handbooks, The Strong-Willed Child and Pareting Isn t for Cowards, come together to help you experience the success, fulfillment, and joy that raising children was meant to bring. These two bestsellers are packed with the sane, sensible, and easy-to-follow advice that every parent needs to guide kids from birth through adolescence. Read More

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The essential information contained on these pages reveals the truth about how a child is really performing in the classroom. Conc...erned parents can find the answers to: What is my child s learning style: auditory, visual, or tactile? Is my child s reading ability at grade level? What are the national standards in writing at my child s grade level? Does my child have special abilities in math? This easy-to-use manual is a roadmap to academic success. All parents who want their children to succeed in school need to read this book. Read More

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Can I get a cavity filled while pregnant? Will avoiding spicy foods make my kid a picky eater? Can I really increase my baby s IQ ...while she s in utero? Whether you re pregnant for the first time, are trying to start your family, or already have enough children to start your own basketball team, you re bound to have questions about what it means to be pregnant and how you can increase your odds of having a healthy and happy pregnancy. But no matter how much you ve read, watched, studied, or talked about this amazing biological journey, you have never read anything like this. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz act as mythbusters for the hundreds of questions surrounding pregnancy in the same scientific, informative, and entertaining ways that have made them America s Doctors. In these pages, you ll learn everything you need to know about the miracles of fetal development, your health throughout the pregnancy, and providing the best possible environment for your growing child. Pregnancy is a complicated balancing act, but it doesn t have to be frightening. The doctors will help you de-stress as they describe accurately and rationally what happens during a thrilling nine months of life. While every pregnant body is different, odds are you ll experience some of the cravings, crying, and discomfort that almost all women go through. Your best tactic? Learn why these things are happening and what you should do about them. YOU: Having a Baby will teach you everything you need to know about what to eat (should I be eating for two?), how much to exercise, and what guilty pleasures will actually make pregnancy easier on you(and the loved ones who get to be around you for the whole thing). Each phase of pregnancy has different challenges, but the right information will prepare you for what s ahead. The interactive week-by-week calendar inside provides an even more detailed guideline for how and what you should feel through every step of the process. Exciting, cutting-edge scientific research in the fi eld of epigenetics has changed the way the medical profession looks at pregnancy, and now it can change your perspective, too. Epigenetics explores what makes us develop in certain ways why some people thrive at math while others are prone to chronic diseases. It turns out that there are easy things you can do that will not just help your baby s development in utero but will actually improve his or her chances of living a healthy, fulfi lling adult life. Filled with recipes for nutritious, satisfying snacks and meals even Pop can cook (yes, he can!), safe exercises for staying fit, and tons of YOU tips that will help you stay comfortable, YOU: Having a Baby is the ultimate guidebook for what to do from the moment of conception to the weeks after your child has arrived home. From morning sickness and food cravings to choosing a doctor and changing a diaper, YOU: Having a Baby will give you the real scoop about what s in store for you during this amazing time in your life. Read More

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Every year, four million women experience the joy of pregnancy along with backaches, indigestion, sore feet, and difficulty sleepi...ng. And after baby arrives, that persistent postpartum belly. Now proven relief is here. From Elaine Petrone, author of The Miracle Ball Method, with over 1.1 million copies in print, comes The Miracle Ball Method for Pregnancy, a program designed to help women deal with the pains, stress, and physical changes of pregnancy, and then help them regain a flat belly afterward. Elaine Petrone, a former dancer who created the original Miracle Ball Method to heal herself after suffering a career-ending injury, developed The Miracle Ball Method for Pregnancy after her own high-risk pregnancy with twins. A complete kit containing two squishy miracle balls and a fully illustrated instruction book, the Miracle Ball Method works because it s the un-exercise: muscles relax and become supple enough to allow the body to realign and reshape. The program starts with how to breathe properly, and why focusing on exhalation strengthens the diaphragm and relieves anxiety and fatigue. There are movements for specific problem areas Neck on the Ball, the Rib Cage Side Stretch and whole-body moves like Standing Body Hang Over. There are also variations to use in later months, when it s no longer advised to lie flat on your back. The final exercises help reshape the body after birth, plus address labor, breastfeeding, and carrying a new baby around, now on the outside. Read More

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A fully revised and updated version of the classic baby name guide After the initial joy of discovering a pregnancy, the question ...every mom- or dad-to-be asks is inevitably: What will I name my baby? There s no shortage of names to choose from, and the task can be overwhelming. Enter The Baby Name Wizard. Since its original publication in 2005, The Baby Name Wizard has used groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to pinpoint each name s image, examine its usage and popularity over the last one hundred years, and suggest other promising ideas. A completely revised and updated guide to the modern world of names, The Baby Name Wizard is the only tool parents need to discover the perfect name. Read More

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Whether your child is two or thirty-two, The 7 Worst Things Good Parents Do will help you navigate the ins and outs of parenthood.... Written by two practicing psychologists and parents of three grown children, this book provides thorough, practical ways to approach everyday situations, and will help you develop a strong, healthy, and vibrant foundation for your child. The structured advice offered in this book is a result of years of personal and professional experience. Although parenting is an intricate and involved undertaking, you should never make the following seven basic mistakes: Small changes yield big results, and, as The 7 Worst Things Good Parents Do demonstrates, where there is a will, there is a way. Read More

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Two essential guides for parents, The Mister Rogers Parenting Book and Mister Rogers Playtime, are combined into one essential, v...alue-priced volume. Written by the late Fred Rogers, one of the most trusted names in children s television, these award-winning titles provide an authoritative and encouraging reference for concerned parents. Informed by a lifetime of study in child development and years of communicating with children, this incredible resource addresses many parenting situations, from everyday concerns like a dentist s visit to such challenges as divorce and death. It also draws on Mister Rogers unique experiences with child s play, presenting more than 80 activities that any adult can happily engage in with preschoolers. All in all, it s a perfect gift for any new parent. Read More

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Children need love. Parents need respect. It is as simple and complex as that! When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a paren...t doesn t declare, “You don t love me.” Instead the parent asserts, “You are being disrespectful right now.” A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. When upset a child does not whine, “You don t respect me.” Instead, a child pouts, “You don t love me.” A child needs to feel loved, especially during disputes. But here s the rub: An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to the FAMILY CRAZY CYCLE. So how is one to break out of this cycle? Best-selling author Emerson Eggerichs has studied the family dynamic for more than 30 years, having his Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology. As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the reader through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic. For instance, God reveals ways to defuse the craziness with our children from preschooler to teen, plus how to motivate them to obey and how to deal with them when they don t. In the Bible, God has spoken specifically to parents on how to parent. This book is about that revelation. Read More

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The up-to-date, practical guide for helping your child deal with anxiety Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt these are classic ...symptoms of anxiety in children. Using kid-friendly concepts, this reassuring guide helps adults and children understand the powerful ways in which anxiety works and how to overcome its negative effects. This revised edition includes all-new chapters on food phobia; the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses and problems such as ADHD, depression, and autism; and anxiety in teens. The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety. By making changes little by little, any child with anxiety can get well and stay well. Provides up-to-date, practical guidance for helping both younger children and teenagers deal with anxiety issues Shows how to recognize the symptoms of anxiety, evaluate a child s need for medication and/or therapy, assess the role of the family in anxiety disorders, and take concrete steps to find solutions Explains how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child s feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem Addresses a range of anxiety disorders, such as food phobia and anxieties about terrorism, as well as the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses Also includes advice that can be used by teachers, coaches, doctors, therapists, school nurses, and others who work with anxious kids ISBN-13: 9781118430668 Publisher: Turner Publishing Company Publication date: 1/14/2014 Edition description: Second Edition Edition number: 2 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 497,962 Read More

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Parenting is one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs there is. It requires patience, kindness, and, most of all, a sense of hum...or. This hilarious and touching collection of hundreds of quips, quotes, and anecdotes highlights the funny side of being a parent. ParentLaughs covers all stages of raising kids, from preparation and pregnancy through raising toddlers, school-aged children, and teenagers. Witty views on parenting come from parents who are famous for their sense of humor, including Ray Romano, Erma Bombeck, Dave Barry, Joan Rivers, and other well-known and less well-known moms and dads. Award-winning professional speaker and therapeutic humor expert “Mr. Jollytologist” Allen Klein has carefully selected these lighthearted quips, quotes, and anecdotes to keep parents laughing even when the baby is crying. A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic. Ralph Waldo Emerson The main purpose of children s parties is to remind you that there are children worse than your own. Katharine Whitehorn Childhood is a time of rapid changes. Between the ages of twelve and seventeen, a parent can age thirty years. Sam Levenson Read More

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Children don t come with instructions, so parents have always done their best and made them up as they go along. And, for good or ...for ill, they are constantly besieged with advice on pregnancy and parenting. If the mother s carrying high, it s commonly held that the child will be a boy. It s also said that babies cry just to exercise their lungs. Have you heard that all newborns are immune to colds? The authors of 100 Pieces of Folk Wisdom for Pregnancy and Parenting take a new approach to unsolicited advice: they confirm or debunk it. Sorting the common sense from the nonsense, this is the handbook to consult when relatives (and strangers) offer their well-intentioned but sometimes misguided suggestions. Will propping up your baby put excess strain on her back? Is your bouncing baby boy healthier than another baby with a lower body weight? Does sugar really make kids run around in circles? Entertaining and informative, the advice in this informative guide will help new parents wade through the do s and don ts of pregnancy and parenting while steering clear of the myths and misconceptions. Full of charm and sound advice, 100 Pieces of Folk Wisdom offers practical tips to parents and addresses misconceptions about pregnancy and parenting. Can you pick out the fact from the fiction? Try these: Feed a cold and starve a fever. Breakfast is your child s most important meal of the day. When you re pregnant, it s best to sleep on your side. Don t let strangers handle your newborn. Sugar makes a child hyperactive. Read More

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Funny, warm, poignant, and inspiring, this lovely gift book celebrates mothers in fine art reproductions and quotations. The well-...chosen words, from sources as diverse as Anne Morrow Lindbergh, President John F. Kennedy, and Erma Bombeck, take the reader on a journey through pregnancy, infancy, friendship, and personal reflection. The accompanying art, featuring 46 touching images of mothers and children, is drawn from the world s finest galleries and museums. Read More

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Here are just a few of the ideas in this book that parents have actually used to make life with young children easier: Childproofi...ng: Keep a rubber band around the toilet tissue roll to prevent waste and clogged toilets due to "flushing fascination." Drape a towel over the top of the bathroom door to keep children from shutting it tightly and locking themselves in. Tantrums: Listen. Acknowledge the source of frustration. Whisper in your child s ear. The screaming may stop or turn into a giggle. Disappear into another room. You ll feel better and the tantrum will lose steam. Hair care: Sit your child in a high chair to prevent "wandering." Spread a newspaper underneath. Remove gum from hair with peanut butter. Work it into the hair and then comb out both gum and peanut butter. Lansky, a Family Circle columnist and bestselling author, has added over 400practical, parent-tested ideas to this popular backlist bestseller to make itthe most complete and up-to-date book of its kind. Read More

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Here are thirty ways to incorporate a spiritual approach to parenting–regardless of your religious beliefs. Each suggestion includ...es outside reading, helpful tips, and a classic proverb that sums up its wisdom. You ll find ways to: Use the outdoors to help inspire awareness of nature s awesome magic Create a family creed–a statement of purpose, goals, responsiblities, and wishes Teach children empathy and humaneness toward the pets in your home Establish familuy rituals around the seasons, home life, and other festivities Meditate or pray together Evaluate and monitor children s computer, TV, and movie habits, and mediate the violence they see on TV This guide is for everyone who wants to improve their parenting skills and increase the joy only children can bring–whose spirits abound with life, energy, and love. Read More

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When Susan Tate s seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggl...ed to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an inconceivable tragedy both for Lily and herself. Then comes word of two more pregnancies among other high school juniors who happen to be Lily s best friends. The town turns to talk of a pact. As fingers start pointing, the emotional ties between mothers and daughters are stretched to breaking in an emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness. Read More

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