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A guide for parents to help their children better understand the world around them by helping them think through the questions the...y face regarding honesty, friendship, sensitivity, fairness, dedication, individuality and 103 other character-building issues Many families and almost all schools spend a great deal of time developing children academically, but studies show tht scholastic achievement is not the only key to future success. Developing non-cognitive skills, which children often learn from their parents, is equally relevant. Talk with Your Kids prompts thoughtful and effective discussion between parents and children by posing 109 open-ended questions. Many of the questions reflect situations immediately relevant to kids, such as cyber-bullying, cheating in school or in sports, accepting differences, illegal music downloads, what defines lying, and making choices about drugs and sex. Other questions ask kids to consider larger dilemmas, such as medical ethics and medical testing, declaring war, crime and punishment, eating meat, and more. Parker also offers suggestions to parents on how to keep the conversations going and encourage kids to think more deeply about an issue. Throughout the book are questions based on the theories of famous ethicists and philosophers, including John Stuart Mill, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Hobbes, and Jean Jacques Rousseau. Best-selling parenting books such as How Children Succeed and Nurtureshock emphasize the importance of strong values in a child. The conversations in Talk with Your Kids help parents achieve this goal. ISBN-13: 9781579129484 Publisher: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, Inc. Publication date: 8/13/2013 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 686,139 Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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If you re like most women, you spend your days juggling commitments and multiple roles, in a constant dance between everyone else ...s needs and your own. If you re exhausted by this over-striving, rushing, making-life-happen mode, don t give up - there is a more intuitive, more grounded way to guide your life. Chuck your old methods of daily planning and try The Life Organizer. As Jennifer Louden writes, "I created this method after trying to squash my life into organizing systems that didn t fit and didn t help." This unique and innovative book offers a simple, practical process to find solutions to your life s daily challenges and to make decisions based on what matters most to you, moment by moment and week by week. It includes inspiring stories from women who have created the lives they wanted, as well as an undated weekly planner to help you do the same. The Life Organizer will become your trusted companion - and maybe the most important book you ll ever own. Read More

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN Raising up men has never been easy, but today is seems particularly tough. The young and old need heroes... to embody the eternal qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity. InThe Book of Man, William J. Bennett points the way, offering a positive, encouraging, uplifting, realizable idea of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life. Using profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays, historical vignettes, and myths to bring his subject to life,The Book of Mandefines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life: war, work, leisure, and more."Whether we take up the sword, the plow, the ball, the gavel, our children, or our Bibles," says Bennett, "we must always do it like the men we are called to be."The Book of Manshows how. Read More

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Our life can be viewed as three stages: In the first, we are told what to do and when to do it by our parents and teachers. In the... second, our employers give us directions, usually with set working hours. In the third stage, when we retire, what we do with our time and lives is something we must each decide. The transition into retirement, with seemingly endless options, can be challenging. Most books on retirement concentrate on the financial aspects of retirement. This is book does not. This is a workbook crafted to help you plan your own life after work: both long-term and day-to-day. It does not tell you what to do; it provides you with the tools to create your own action plan. The book leads you and your partner through a series of exercises designed to help you understand and focus on what is important to you, and make the decisions which will help give your retirement years a structure. The book includes a access to a kit of forms and exercises; a workbook for planning your retirement. The book includes access to a download kit of worksheets to use together with the exercises in the book. Read More

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Child abuse and neglect are examined in this new edition the latest research, what it entails, and how to recognize and report i...t. Federal law mandates the reporting of suspected child maltreatment by many professionals. This book will appeal to those who one day find themselves in the role of a mandated reporter. Engaging learning tools are integrated throughout: Focus on Research boxes provide an in-depth look at research or methodologies. Case Examples and Debates encourage discussion about the gray areas in the field. Legal Examples and Focus on Law sections explain judicial rulings including guides for locating relevant state statutes. Discussion questions promote dialogue and deepen understanding of the material. Bold faced key terms defined when first introduced also appear in the book s glossary. Conclusions and Definitions help students focus on the key concepts introduced in each chapter. The new edition also includes the following features: A thorough updating of the citations and state and federal laws, along with the latest statistics on incidence and prevalence based on the new National Incidence Study NIS-4. A new chapter on resiliency (Chapter 10) and more discussion of resilience in the face of maltreatment in the chapters on types of abuse (Chapters 4?9) provide a better understanding of why some children thrive despite experiencing maltreatment. New "Profiles" boxes that feature information about graduate training in child maltreatment, descriptions of jobs in the field, or biographies of people who work in the field to increase students? awareness of possible career opportunities. Web-based instructor and student resources including PowerPoints, weblinks, and a test bank with multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions. More tables, figures, and photos to better illustrate and summarize key points. New sections on child maltreatment in military families (Chapter 2), child obesity as a result of maltreatment (Chapter 5), teen "sexting" and its possible prosecution as child sexual abuse and Susan Clancy s controversial thesis published in The Trauma Myth (Chapter 7). Updated and more case examples including recent events that captured the public s attention such as the case of Jessica Beagley convicted of child abuse for forcing her son to ingest hot sauce and of Latrece Jones convicted of negligent homicide for failing to have her son in a car seat. The book opens with the background on child maltreatment including its history, an overview of the research, and the risk factors. Details about mandated reporting are also explored. Different forms of maltreatment ? physical abuse, neglect, psychological maltreatment, sexual abuse, fetal abuse, and Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome ? are then examined, along with the new chapter on resiliency. Incidence estimates and consequences for each type of maltreatment are provided. Legal issues including forensic interviewing are then reviewed. The book concludes with an example of what happens to a child after a report is filed along with suggestions for preventing child maltreatment. Intended as a text for courses in child abuse, child maltreatment, family violence, or sexual and intimate violence taught in psychology, human development, education, criminal justice, social work, sociology, women s studies, and nursing, this book is also an invaluable resource to workers who are mandated reporters of child maltreatment and/or anyone interested in the problem. Read More

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Visual supports have been proven to be a highly effective way to communicate with, and teach, a student with an autism spectrum di...sorder or other learning difficulty. This book is packed with simple, effective tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. They can be adapted to be used with young children and older learners with a range of educational needs, including nonverbal learners. Based on the author s years of teaching experience, the book covers how the classroom environment is laid out, how to use schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the visual supports are clearly explained alongside examples and photos showing them in use in the classroom. The supports are also included on the accompanying CD as blank templates. This will be a welcome resource of easy-to-use ideas for mainstream and special education teachers. Therapists, parents and anyone working with students with learning difficulties will also find many of the ideas useful. ISBN-13: 9781849059459 Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers Publication date: 9/28/2013 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 471,546 Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Learn how to stop policing and pleading and become the parent you want to be. You love your children, but if you re like most pare...nts, you don t always love their behavior. But how can you guide them without resorting to less-than-optimal behavior yourself? Dr. Becky Bailey s unusual and powerful approach to parenting has made thousands of families happier and healthier. Focusing on self-control and confidence-building for both parent and child, Dr. Bailey teaches a series of linked skills to help families move from turmoil to tranquility: 7 Powers for Self-Control to help parents model the behavior they want their kids to follow. These lead to: 7 Basic Discipline Skills to help children manage sticky situations at home and a t school, which will help your children develop: 7 Values for Living, such as integrity, respect, compassion, responsibility, and more. Dr. Bailey integrates these principles in a seven-week program that gets families off to a good start, offering plenty of real-life anecdotes that illustrate her methods at work. With this inspiring and practical book in hand, you ll find new ways of understanding and improving children s behavior, as well as your own. Read More

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In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themsel...ves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage. Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the value, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America. Those two attitudes clash in unfortunate ways to create struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship. Countless women call Dr. Laura, unhappy in their marriages and seemingly at a loss to understand the incredible power they have over their men to create the kind of home life they yearn for. Now, in The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. Dr. Laura shows you -- with real-life examples and real-life solutions -- how to wield that power to attain all the sexual pleasure, intimacy, love, joy, and peace you want in your life. Dr. Laura s simple principles have changed the lives of millions. Now they can change yours. Read More

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In recent years, numerous studies have shown that bright, charming, seemingly confident and socially skilled teenagers from afflue...nt, loving families are experiencing epidemic rates of depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders rates higher than in any other socioeconomic group of American adolescents. Materialism, pressure to achieve, perfectionism, and disconnection are combining to create a perfect storm that is devastating children of privilege and their parents alike. In this eye-opening, provocative, and essential book, clinical psychologist Madeline Levine explodes one child-rearing myth after another. With empathy and candor, she identifies toxic cultural influences and well-intentioned, but misguided, parenting practices that are detrimental to a child s healthy self-development. Her thoughtful, practical advice provides solutions that will enable parents to help their emotionally troubled "star" child cultivate an authentic sense of self. Read More

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The renowned #1 New York Times bestselling authors share their advice and expertise with parents and teens in this accessible, ind...ispensable guide to surviving adolescence. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish transformed parenting with their breakthrough, bestselling books Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. Now, they return with this essential guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships. From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, it gives parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence. Read More

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One of the world s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and ...sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that will transform the way you live and love. Read More

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Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words. Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list..., including eight months at number one, You Just Don t Understand is a true cultural and intellectual phenomenon. This is the book that brought gender differences in ways of speaking to the forefront of public awareness. With a rare combination of scientific insight and delightful, humorous writing, Tannen shows why women and men can walk away from the same conversation with completely different impressions of what was said. Studded with lively and entertaining examples of real conversations, this book gives you the tools to understand what went wrong and to find a common language in which to strengthen relationships at work and at home. A classic in the field of interpersonal relations, this book will change forever the way you approach conversations. Acclaimed sociolinguist Deborah Tannen uses telling examples ranging from real life to literary realism, as she stunningly demonstrates how--even in the closest relationships--women and men live in "different worlds." Read More

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

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For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and ...guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children s college years from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information. When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What issues of identity and intimacy await students? What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students and for parents? What is different about today s college environment? What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes? Read More

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You re expecting more than one baby? Congratulations! Effective, encouraging, and up-to-date, When You re Expecting Twins, Triplet...s, or Quads is essential for you and your babies. Like all mothers-to-be, you re experiencing the full spectrum of human emotions: joy, fear, confusion, and excitement maybe all at once. As a woman pregnant with more than one baby, you re feeling all these things . . . only more so! In When You re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Dr. Barbara Luke, an acknowledged expert on the prenatal care of multiples, outlines a practical, nutrition-based program to keep you and your babies healthy, and she offers a comprehensive tour of what you can expect during your unique pregnancy and childbirth experience. Women who follow this program have significantly fewer complications during pregnancy and their babies are born weighing 20 to 35 percent more than the average twin, triplet, or quad. Included is crucial information on: Finding a qualified maternal/fetal medicine specialist Dietary guidelines for maximizing birthweight Safe limits on exercise, physical activity, and work Taking a leave from your job and negotiating the best deal Reducing your risk for pregnancy complications Recognizing the signs of preterm labor and what to do about them What to expect during and after delivery Feeding and caring for your newborns . . . and yourself Getting back into shape after delivery "...offers special medical and nutritional guidelines for prenatal care, detailed information on what to expect during pregnancy, and anecdotal stories from mothers." Read More

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A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children revised and updated Recommended by... ?Dear Abby?, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease s beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies and the reasoning behind them for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers. "...about time that parents, teachers and children spend together in a loving, sharing way."--Washington Post Read More

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For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avo...iding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever. Learn: ? How the senses actually work and integrate with each other ? How and where to get the very best professional help ? "Sensory diet" activities that meet your child s needs including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families ? Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings ? Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems ? The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues ? Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart" ? How to empower your child and teen in the world ? Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites In all, the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges is now more detailed and useful than ever. Loved and celebrated by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and others, the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is a must-have volume for anyone who cares about a child with sensory issues. ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD*** Read More

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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its... first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease s beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers. This updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including the good and bad news on digital learning), The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers. Read More

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?I believe those of us with Asperger s are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those g...ifts.? In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger s syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn t exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact. By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In Be Different, Robison shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice for Aspergians and indeed for anyone who feels ?different? on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison addresses questions like: ? How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations ? Why manners matter ? How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills ? How to deal with bullies ? When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity ? How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage Every person, Aspergian or not, has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success. Read More

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The Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women will help you uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you b...ring into your marriage both as a woman and as an individual. Prepare for some surprising and helpful insights, for honest, intimate, and enjoyable relationship-strengthening conversations with you and your fiancé, and for engaging discussions with a small group. EXERCISES AND ASSESSMENTS Twenty-four exercises will shed amazing new light on the way you are put together, how that affects specific aspects of how you and your loved one relate, and how you can improve those areas to build a better relationship. You will gain unprecedented insights into * your personal ?Ten Commandments? * making your roles conscious * getting your sex life off to a great start * identifying your ?hot topics? * your spiritual journey ? and much, much more DISCUSSION GUIDE Les and Leslie will help both of you enjoy lively and eye-opening interaction through seven sessions and one bonus session in the Zondervan DVD. For use by small groups, individual couples, and pastors and marriage counselors. Each session links with the workbook exercises and concludes with an exercise each couple can do together over the next week. Read More

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The Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men will help you uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you bri...ng into your marriage both as a man and as an individual. Prepare for some surprising and helpful insights; for honest, intimate, and enjoyable relationship-strengthening conversations with you and your fiancée, and for engaging discussions with a small group. EXERCISES AND ASSESSMENTS Twenty-four exercises will shed amazing new light on the way you are put together, how that affects specific aspects of how you and your loved one relate, and how you can improve those areas to build a better relationship. You will gain unprecedented insights into * your personal ?Ten Commandments? * making your roles conscious * getting your sex life off to a great start * identifying your ?hot topics? * your spiritual journey ? and much, much more DISCUSSION GUIDE Les and Leslie will help both of you enjoy lively and eye-opening interaction through seven sessions and one bonus session in the Zondervan DVD. For use by small groups, individual couples, and pastors and marriage counselors. Each session links with the workbook exercises and concludes with an exercise each couple can do together over the next week. Read More

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Teenagers! You love them to pieces ? but sometimes you feel like the pieces are falling apart Relax! Your sanity will survive thes...e rocky teenage years, and so will your teens---provided you set healthy boundaries that work to their benefit and yours. Boundaries with Teens shows you how. From bestselling author and counselor Dr. John Townsend, here is the expert insight and guidance you need to help your teens take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions and gain a deeper appreciation and respect both for you and for themselves. With wisdom and empathy, Dr. Townsend, a father of two teens himself, applies biblically based principles for the challenging task of guiding your children through the teen years. He shows you how to: * deal with disrespectful attitudes and impossible behavior in your teen * set healthy limits and realistic consequences * be loving and caring while establishing rules * determine specific strategies to deal with problems both big and small Discover how your teenager thinks. Learn how to apply biblical principles to specific problems. Boundaries with Teens can help you establish wise and loving limits that make a positive difference in your adolescent, in the rest of your family, and in you. Read More

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"Edgerton is so, so funny. He captures the rainbows, cheap thrills, and irritating potholes of parenting with splendid understatem...ent."--Library Journal (Starred Review) After three decades of being a father, Clyde Edgerton-with four kids ranging in age from six to 30-is supremely qualified to give tips to dads of all ages. His fathering advice, pre-birth through schooling, involves plenty of his trademark humor, but also sound guidance enhanced by his training and experience as an educator. Papa Edgerton suggests that on occasion a father might forego reading and just point to the pictures of dogs and cats in baby books, and also that he might place a blanket on the lawn, lie on his back with the whole family, and watch Sky Television. Edgerton s humorous and helpful counsel will guide new parents on interacting with in-laws and coping with sleep deprivation, while also providing strategies for recovery after you ve cursed in front of a mimicking baby. "If you don t feel apprehensive just before your first child is to arrive, you are abnormal," writes Edgerton. Yet by way of his experience, observation, and imagination, he provides caution and pure joy in equal measure. Read More

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FATHERHOOD DEMYSTIFIED! Finally-a manual for new dads that deciphers the immensely confusing world of fatherhood and gives crucial... tips and advice from a man s point of view. No psychobabble, no warm fuzzies-just a hilarious (and surprisingly practical) military-style guide to surviving and thriving through even the queasiest moments of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood. Seasoned father and master infant-tamer Scott Mactavish breaks the Baby Code down and lays it out in straight-up guyspeak. The New Dad s Survival Guide includes declassified information on such topics as: ? Cutting the Cord: The Moment of Truth ? Feeding and Cleaning the NFU (New Family Unit) ? Surviving Sleep Deprivation ? Relieving Stress Without Booze ? The Great Boob Irony ? Pee, Poo, Hurl, and Snot: Getting Used to the Bodily Functions ? Critical Survival Tips Never Before Revealed ? Sex: Let the Games Begin Again...Finally ? Dozens of Essential Terms Defined, Including Binky, Onesie, Diaper Genie, Passy, and Sippy Cup GRAB YOUR BOOTS AND STRAP ON YOUR HELMET! THE BABIES ARE COMING! Read More

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In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two of the country s leading child psychologists, share what the...y have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they re not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that "cool" equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," the authors shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive the emotional miseducation of boys. Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth. Read More

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For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nels...en, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child?from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager?can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity. Inside you ll discover how to ? bridge communication gaps ? defuse power struggles ? avoid the dangers of praise ? enforce your message of love ? build on strengths, not weaknesses ? hold children accountable with their self-respect intact ? teach children not what to think but how to think ? win cooperation at home and at school ? meet the special challenge of teen misbehavior ?It is not easy to improve a classic book, but Jane Nelson has done so in this revised edition. Packed with updated examples that are clear and specific, Positive Discipline shows parents exactly how to focus on solutions while being kind and firm. If you want to enrich your relationship with your children, this is the book for you.? ?Sal Severe, author of How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too! Millions of children have already benefited from the counsel in this wise and warmhearted book, which features dozens of true stories of positive discipline in action. Give your child the tools he or she needs for a well-adjusted life with this proven treasure trove of practical advice. Read More

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A standard-setting book on intervention, Love First has helped tens of thousands of families, friends, and professionals create a ...loving and effective plan for helping those who suffer from addiction. This revised and expanded edition adds to the core material in this classic book with the most up-to-date scientific information and new intervention techniques for alcohol and other drug addictions--and an array of disorders. "Building a team, choosing a chairperson, anticipating objections, using checklists, and rehearsing for the intervention itself. The reader will find it all here!" --Robert M. Morse, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Mayo Medical School "The most comprehensive book available on the technique of intervention, Love First will save lives!" --Kathy Ketcham, coauthor, Beyond the Influence and The Spirituality of Imperfection "A landmark book that gives families life-saving tools to help get a loved one into recovery. Bravo!" - -Jim Ramstad, United States Congressional Representative Jeff Jay is a nationally recognized leader in intervention who has been helping addicted families since 1986. His work has been noted by CNN, CBS, and USA Today. Debra Jay is a noted columnist, lecturer, and nationally known interventionist. She is the author of No More Letting Go and has appeared frequently on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Read More

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Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies... for keeping teenagers safe from violence All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children s safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation s leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children s safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life s highest-stakes questions: How can I know a baby-sitter won t turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103) What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137) What s the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91) How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175) How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148) What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86) How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98) What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191) What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218) And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56) Read More

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FAST MINDS is an acronym for common symptoms that are often seen in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Millions of a...dults have ADHD or some of its traits, but they are under-recognized, under-treated, and often under-supported. This book empowers people with ADHD, or some of its characteristics, to adapt and thrive. By working through the program in this book, you will develop personalized strategies to take control of your life. Forgetful. Achieving below potential. Stuck in a rut. Time challenged. Motivationally challenged. Impulsive. Novelty seeking. Distractible. Scattered. If any or all of these symptoms are making it difficult for you or someone you know to live life to the fullest, then the clinically proven, cutting-edge program in this book will help you understand your struggles and challenges. Whether you have been diagnosed with ADHD, think you may have it, or just exhibit many of these traits, FAST MINDS will help you: Figure out what isn t working in your life, and the keys to fixing it. Build personalized strategies for managing your time, tasks, and relationships. Learn organizational habits that work for you. Stop communicating poorly, making impulsive choices and taking pointless risks. Eliminate negative thinking patterns that waste your mental energy. Create environments that support your challenges. Make the most of both medical and nonmedical resources (medication, coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, support groups, lifestyle change). With inspiring stories of real people who have adapted and thrived using the methods in this book, FAST MINDS will help you create the kind of life you want to live. Read More

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"A must read for parents, educators, and people with dyslexia." -Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D., Past-President International Dyslexia A...ssociation Did you know that many successful architects, lawyers, engineers even bestselling novelists had difficulties learning to read and write as children? In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how 20% of people individuals with dyslexia share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, the authors show how these individuals not only perceive the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, see insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity. Blending personal stories with hard science, The Dyslexic Advantage provides invaluable advice on how parents, educators, and individuals with dyslexia can recognize and use the strengths of the dyslexic learning style in: material reasoning (used by architects and engineers); interconnected reasoning (scientists and designers), narrative reasoning (novelists and lawyers); and dynamic reasoning (economists and entrepreneurs.) With prescriptive advice and inspiring testimonials, this paradigm-shifting book proves that dyslexia doesn t have to be a detriment, but can often become an asset for success. Read More

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Emergencies: when to call your child s physician immediately -what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and... injuries Common Illnesses: -when it s safe to treat your child at home -step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments Behavior Problems: -proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze -no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusal Health Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence: -essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education -ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems Read More

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A lifesaving handbook for parents of children who are occasionally, or too often, ?out of control? Includes a bound-in twenty-minu...te DVD featuring Dr. Kazdin and his staff illustrating key concepts of the Kazdin Method Most child-behavior books are filled with advice that sounds reasonable, fits with what parents already believe about child-rearing, and is as Dr. Kazdin proves guaranteed to fail. The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child makes available to parents for the first time Dr. Kazdin s proven program one backed up by some of the most long-term and respected research devoted to any therapy for children. Kazdin shatters decades worth of accumulated myths about tantrums, time-outs, punishments fitting the crime, and much more.With the practicality of Ferber and the warmth of Brazelton, Kazdin leads parents through every step of the Kazdin Method in action how to use tone of voice, when and how to touch, how to lead your child in a ?practice? session, how to adjust your approach for different-age children, how to involve siblings, and more.The program is temporary, but the results are permanent for very young children, adolescents, and even beyond. Read More

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The definitive guide to caring for baby in the first year.

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Now completely revised and updated for today s parents-to-be... The book that started a revolution in the birthing experience and ...helped millions of women and their partners to a safe and natural childbirth. The Bradley Method has changed the way men and women and the medical establishment think about childbirth today. Now this new, updated edition of the groundbreaking work by Robert A. Bradley, M.D., has all the information you need to approach a natural childbirth safely, confidently, and wisely. From the reasons to choose the Bradley Method to the steps you will take as your birth day approaches and after the birth of your baby this book is designed to help couples share completely in the birthing experience. ?Build better, deeper, and more trusting communication skills with your partner in preparation for a drug-free childbirth ?Learn the physical, emotional, and mental relaxation techniques essential to a natural childbirth ?Discover how you and your doctor can work together toward your natural delivery ?Monitor your weight, nutrition, and your overall well-being during pregnancy ?Use natural prevention methods for the most common pregnancy problems ?Get the most out of the bonding experience you will share with your baby and your partner With its time-tested wisdom, medical soundness, and reassuring first-person accounts of natural childbirth, this book is the ?gold standard? of childbirth books. The Bradley Method is an essential guide for anyone considering childbirth without unnecessary medications or medical intervention and to share fully in your child s arrival into the world. Read More

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The Secret Language of Relationships shows how astrology can craft a relationship profile between any two individuals born during ...any two weeks of the year. The result is an indispensable guide to getting the most out of every relationship. Author Biography: Gary Goldschneider is an astrologer and coauthor of each of the books in the Secret Language series. Joost Ellfers is a book packager specializing in highly illustrated books. Read More

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Rapper, activist, and hip-hop rebel, Sister Souljah possesses the most passionate and articulate voice to emerge from the projects.... Now she uses that voice to deliver what is at once a fiercely candid autobiography and a survival manual for any African American woman determined to keep her heart open and her integrity intact in 1990s America. Rapper, activist, and hip-hop rebel, Sister Souljah possesses the most passionate and articulate voice to emerge from the projects. Now she uses that voice to deliver what is at once a fiercely candid autobiography and a survival manual for any African American woman determined to keep her heart open and her integrity intact in 1990s America. Read More

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This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grand...parents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones. Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text. A tough-love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y. a six-step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives. S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money A = Assemble a Support Group N = Nip Excuses in the Bud I = Implement Rules/Boundaries T = Trust Your Instincts Y = Yield Everything to God Foreword by Carol Kent (When I Lay My Isaac Down) Read More

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It s over--and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your... breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven roadmap for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of clients and readers transform their love lives. Now, she ll help you put your energy back where it belongs--on you. Her plan includes: The rules of disengagement: how and why to go "no contact" with your ex How to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your life The secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationships What to do when you can t stop thinking about your ex, texting, calling, checking social networking sites, or driving by the house Complete with inspiring stories from real people and strategies to jump-start the moving-on process, Getting Past Your Breakup is the most effective plan for getting permanently past a breakup, getting your confidence back, and opening yourself to true love. Read More

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Highly praised by expectant parents and childbirth educators alike, this comprehensive pregnancy reference (704 pages) is specific...ally designed for today s hurried moms (and dads) for getting them through pregnancy and early baby care. Numerous navigation aides in the volume help parents to rapidly access critical information. The beautifully-illustrated, Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week section details every body change for both Mom and Baby for nine months with hundreds of timely coping tips. The Managing Your Pregnancy section includes: strategies for planning maternity leave; exercise guidelines; what to eat and what to avoid; safe and unsafe medications; and how to locate the best childcare and pediatricians. The illustrated Baby Gear Guide warns about unsafe products and offers solid, research-based facts for choosing the safest car seats, cribs, soft carriers, baby diapers and clothing. Your Guide to Giving Birth is the most up-to-date labor and birth resource available to parents today. Based on brand-new medical evidence, it helps families to realistically plan for labor and delivery, including detailed "you are there" descriptions for every major intervention and medication they re likely to encounter -- such as epidurals, inductions and cesarean sections. You and Your Baby presents a complete guide for the first six months of life after birth. There s mom-friendly advice for post-birth recovery, and baby-sensitive care strategies for feeding, bathing, diapering, soothing and helping a baby to sleep. The book s Resource Guide lists over 100 of the best Internet sites for parents. The comprehensive Pregnancy Dictionary translates 200-plus pregnancy and medical terms into easy-to-understand lay language. "I have this book as well as What to Expect When Expecting, and I find this book to be so much better as it gives a week to week breakdown of what is happening to both mom and baby. I pick up this book each week as my pregnancy progresses and even though not every issue listed in each week s summary necessarily happens to me, it s good to know what I could expect. I would highly recommend this book to any expecting mom!" -- Cynthia, an expectant mother "If you are searching for one book for your pregnancy or for that one book to refer all of your expectant clients to, this book is by far the greatest achievement in childbirth education reading material! Sandy Jones and her daughter Marcie Jones have included absolutely everything an expectant woman and her family needs to know. This book should be on everyone s recommended reading list"--Connie Livingston, BS, RN, FACCE (Dona), CCE, CLD, birthsource.com "Great Expectations is the perfect resource for moms-to-be. Sandy and Marcie Jones speak to the expectant mother of today in a friendly, approachable tone, and present their thorough information in a way that s great for both quick look-ups, and in-depth reading."--Stacia Ragolia, VP, Community and Parenting, iVillage.com "Accurate, comprehensive, empowering, and current. I see this as being the new Dr. Spock for pregnancy...This is definitely a book I will recommend to my clients who are planning a pregnancy or currently pregnant."--Cherie C. Binns, RN, BS, MSCN Read More

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Want to keep Alzheimer s at bay for years ideally, forever? Prevention is the way, and this is the guide. Now in paperback and upd...ated throughout, The Alzheimer s Prevention Program is essential for everyone with a family history of Alzheimer s, and for the 80 million baby boomers who worry whenever they forget someone s name. It s the book that shows how to strengthen memory and avoid everyday lapses. How to incorporate the top ten brain-protecting foods into your diet. How to cross-train your brain, exercising both the right and left hemisphere. And how to reduce stress, a risk factor for developing dementia and Alzheimer s, through meditation and 11 other relaxation strategies. Written by the New York Times bestselling authors of The Memory Bible, this book is an easy-to-follow regimen based on the latest comprehensive research into Alzheimer s disease, and especially the critical connection between lifestyle and susceptibility. The paperback edition is updated with a brand-new section that answers the most compelling questions asked of Dr. Small after publication of the first edition, including: the power of exercise to offset a genetic predisposition; antibodies that can clear Alzheimer s plaques from the brain; and promising new treatments, from drugs to deep brain stimulation. It s the science-based, breakthrough program that will bring mental clarity to every day and help you take control of your brain s health. Read More

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It s simple: If children don t understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn whi...le in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children. 7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers those who aren t already using this valuable program practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use: ? Connecting reading to their background knowledge ? Creating sensory images ? Asking questions ? Drawing inferences ? Determining what s important ? Synthesizing ideas ? Solving problems Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure. Read More

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Men are right. The "relationship talk" doesn t help. Dr. Patricia Love and Dr. Steven Stosny have discovered that underneath most ...couples fights, there is a significant biological difference at work. Simply put, talking makes women move closer, but makes men move away. Even with the best of intentions, talking about your relationship doesn t bring you together, and it will eventually drive you apart. How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It explains this difference and reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness: Love is not about better communication. It s about connection, You ll never get a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like you talk to your girlfriends, There are four ways to connect with a man: touch, activity, sex, routine, When men feel connected, they talk more, Male emotions are like women s sexuality: you can t be too direct too quickly. How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that don t require "trying to turn a man into a woman." Full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words. 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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Change the relationship you have into the one you want. Welcome to the Relationship Revolution! Making Marriage Simple is the acce...ssible, essential road map to building a strong marriage in the modern world. Bestselling authors Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt distill into ten essential truths what they ve learned about how to create a successful and satisfying relationship both from their decades of ?RandD? in the marriage lab of their workshops, and from their own relationship journey. In each chapter, Harville and Helen introduce a simple truth such as ?a frustration is a wish in disguise,? ?incompatibility is grounds for marriage,? or ?conflict is growth trying to happen? and then walk couples through easy yet effective exercises to help them apply each truth in real life, every day. Harville and Helen have spent their careers helping couples transform their marriages through research, workshops, and counseling. But marriage even for marriage experts is never easy, and a number of years ago they found themselves on the brink of divorce. Harville and Helen put themselves back through the exercises they d coached so many other couples through, saving their marriage and helping them achieve a true partnership. This book is for all couples. It offers the practical tools needed to transform one s relationship into a rewarding and joyous marriage. Written with humor, compassion, and honesty, and illustrated throughout with engaging line drawings, Making Marriage Simple is a strategic blueprint for creating a stronger, more satisfying partnership in today s world. Read More

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For almost forty years, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby has been the standard reference for couples trying to increase their ch...ances of having the son or daughter they hope for. In this new edition of their classic book, Dr. Shettles and David Rorvik provide authoritative scientific studies and compelling anecdotal evidence demonstrating that the Shettles method continues to produce results unmatched by any other method. Dozens of testimonials confirm its ease of use and rate of success. How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby explains the simple, at-home, noninvasive Shettles method and presents detailed steps to take to conceive a child of a specific gender. The properly applied Shettles method gives couples a 75 percent or better chance of having a child of the desired sex. Some researchers have reported success rates of up to 90 percent! Read More

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Faced with the myriad challenges of fatherhood, new dads everywhere have come to rely on the wit and wisdom of Armin A. Brott. Wit...h more than 1 million copies in print, his highly praised fatherhood series has become the essential resource. In this significantly updated, revised, and expanded handbook, the award-winning author offers even more advice and encouragement and wider coverage to help new dads everywhere become effective, involved fathers. Incorporating a wealth of knowledge from top experts, the latest scientific research, and the author s and other fathers personal experiences, The New Father presents invaluable information and practical tips. Illustrated with delightful cartoons that underscore the joys and challenges of parenting, The New Father: A Dad s Guide to the First Year is an essential resource for every dad. It s sure to give every mom a lot of fresh insights as well. An indispensable handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first 12 months, The New Father charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes which a child experiences in the first year and examines the emotional and psychological developments the father may be experiencing. 30 illustrations. 224 pp. 35,000 print. Read More

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These bestselling doctors walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency that results from external circus...tances. Humans are susceptible to codependency because of our sinful tendency to use defense mechanisms to fool ourselves. In codependent relationships, deceitful games are played, and important Christian principles are often taken out of context and abused. God wants us to have healthy relationships with a balance between being dependent and independent. The doctors describe how the most effective means of overcoming codependent relationships is to establish or deepen a relationship with Christ Himself. They describe the causes of codependency, pointing out the factors that perpetuate it, and lead readers through their ten stages of recovery. Read More

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Make your sexual relationship the fulfilling experience God meant it to be God gave humankind the gift of sex. But many couples do...n t experience the kind of joy and fulfillment God intended. If you ve ever been frustrated with a lack of intimacy in your marriage, or if you just want to know more about how you can get the most out of your relationship, Intended for Pleasure is for you. This honest and frank resource will answer your questions about sex and sexuality, improving sexual response, sex techniques for pregnancy, birth control, sex at any age, solutions for sexual problems, and much more. All of the questions you ve been afraid to ask (or didn t even know to ask!) are answered right here. Read More

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"God wants you to have a marriage full of love and full of passion." Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr. Regardless of how long you ve been... married or the current condition of your marriage, this guide will help you make your love for each other last a lifetime. You ll remember why you fell in love in the first place, renew your commitment to your marriage, and rediscover your passion. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Harley s bestselling book His Needs, Her Needs has been transforming marriages all over the world. Now you and your spouse can experience its life-changing message with this interactive six-week study. Designed to follow the His Needs, Her Needs DVD, this participant s guide takes you step-by-step through the important concepts of His Needs, Her Needs in six sessions. Willard F. Harley, Jr. is a nationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, marriage counselor, and the bestselling author of many books, including His Needs, Her Needs; Love Busters; and Draw Close. His popular website, www.marriagebuilders.com, offers practical solutions to almost any marital problem. Dr. Harley and his wife, Joyce, host the daily call-in show Marriage Builders Radio. Read More

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Jeanette Winterson s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some o...f the most acclaimed books of the last three decades, including her internationally bestselling first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is considered one of the most important books in contemporary fiction. Jeanette s adoptive mother loomed over her life until Jeanette finally moved out at sixteen because she was in love with a woman. As Jeanette left behind the strict confines of her youth, her mother asked, ?Why be happy when you could be normal?? This memoir is the chronicle of a life s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, which Winterson thought she had written over and repainted, rose to haunt her later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about literature, one that shows how fiction and poetry can guide us when we are lost. Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded search for belonging for love, identity, and a home. Winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography Read More

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