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The Land of Nod
$199.97 $279.00 at The Land of Nod

Our 5-Cube bookcase (white) is the perfect storage option for narrow vertical spaces or anywhere floor space is limited.

Venture Horizon
$229.95 $298.99 at Cymax

Venture Horizon 1145-x The Project Center 3 Bin Cabinet is perfect for storing wrapping paper, bolts of fabric or even architectur...al plans. Open on both ends, the cabinet conveniently stores long and large objects. The cabinet is constructed from extra strong, stain resistant laminated wood composites. Features: -Open on both ends so that it can store long objects such as wrapping paper.-3 Compartments for storage.-Perfect for studying, sewing, crafting or scrap booking.-Easy to clean.-Made in the USA.-Constructed from extra strong, stain resistant laminated wood composites that includes MDF.-VHZ Office collection.-Collection: VHZ Office.-Product Type: Storage rack.-Distressed: No.-Style: Contemporary.-Finish: 1: Black.-Finish: 2: Oak.-Finish: 3: Walnut.-Finish: 4: White.-Media Storage Type: CD storage; DVD/Blue Ray storage; Gaming storage.-Country of Manufacture: United States.Specifications: -3 Shelves.Dimensions: -Shelf depth: 11.5''.-Overall dimensions: 36'' H x 11.88'' W x 39'' D.-Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 36.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 11.88.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 39. Finish: Black Read More

Oriental Trading Company
$4.98 $6.25 at Oriental Trading

Color your way through this fun Christmas Eve story! These North Pole Story Coloring Books are a fun holiday handout kids will lov...e. Perfect as Christmas gifts stocking stuffers and holiday party favors for children. All you need is some crayons or markers and a little imagination! Paper. 8 x 10 12 pgs. OTC Read More

Chinaberry
$11.97 $17.00 at Chinaberry

The perfect journal for parents in need of a special place to gather their daily thoughts and seek a little inspiration.

Plan Toys
$19.99 $25.00 at YoYo.com

Plan Toys My First Baby Book Plan Toys My First Baby Book introduces kids to books, pages and colors in a way that even adults wil...l love. The pages are made out of organic cotton. Plus, there's no more erasing : just place it in the washing machine and it comes out squeaky clean. Includes a lady-bug beeper, a foil mirror, a wing that crunches and a pop-up rainbow. Introduce your little one to different kinds of textures to touch. Why You'll Love It: It encourages sensory development in babies. Age: 19 months and up Features Includes a lady-bug beeper, a foil mirror, a wing that crunches, and a pop-up rainbow Fabric is textured, strong, detachable and washable material used ABOUT PLANTOYS Founded in southern Thailand in 1981, PlanToys was the first company in the world to manufacture wooden toys from rubberwood. We are always looking for new ways to improve and preserve our environment. PlanToys takes a step to go beyond Green by taking the concept of "Sustainability" into practice with the belief that everyone can contribute to a better world by playing sustainably. PlanToys uses a variety of materials, including; organic rubberwood, e-zero glue, water-based dyes, recycled and recyclable materials, soy and water-based ink and our proprietary PlanWood. PlanWood is a high density fiber composite wood made from reclaimed wood particles left from the manufacturing process of toys in the factory. This material allows toys to be made safe, stronger and more durable. PlanToys is again the first wooden toys company in the world's been using this method to make toys since 2010. Recommended Ages:1 ? 5 Dimensions: 4.5in length x 3.7in width x 2in height Read More

Melissa & Doug
$3.99 $4.99 at YoYo.com

Melissa and Doug Blendy Pen - Coloring book - Animal BlendyPens make artistic color blending so easy! Just click two of the marker...s together in a Fusion Chamber and twist to mix the inks. The result: a gradual color change on the page that makes every drawing a unique art experience! Use the custom color blends to fill the 20 pages of this compact coloring book, and watch hidden patterns appear as you fill each animal-themed artwork. (You can use Blendy Pens anywhere you'd use regular markers, too!) Product Measures: 8.9" x 7.7" x 0.65" Recommended Ages: 5 years and up ? Imported- Imported ? Plastic,felt,paper,ink Weight: 0.25 lb Read More

Lenox
$54.93 $72.00 at Wayfair

Lenox Opal Innocence Guest Book with Pen Sign of the times? Extend an elegant welcome your party guests with this ornately styled ...guest book. After the event, the book becomes a cherished keepsake, filled with memories of the special day. The Opal Innocence Guest Book with Pen is crafted of metal alloy and makes a great bridal shower gift. Features: -Crafted of metal alloy.-Makes a great bridal shower gift.-Reception: Guest Books.-Collection: Opal Innocence. 771630 Read More

Babyletto
$199.99 $249.99 at Target

Find kids shelving and bookcases at Target.com! Keep your little reader's books organized and off the floor with this spruce tree ...bookcase from babyletto. This beautiful shelving unit is a great addition to any nature-themed room. It attaches easily to your child's wall; all the mounting hardware is included. Its sturdy hardwood construction gives it durability, and the glossy finish can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth. Read More

Charades
$19.99-$32.49 $25.00-$35.99 at YoYo.com

Charades Storybook Alice, Toddler This classic child Alice in Wonderland costume includes the dress, apron and hairbow. Features: ...The apron on this cute girl's Alice costume features printed card suits and lace hem. Tights are not included with this child Alice in Wonderland costume. ? Made in the USA- USA ? 100% Polyester Read More

LeapFrog
$17.99 $24.99 at YoYo.com

Leapfrog Explorer Learning Game: Scholastic Clifford Learning to read with Clifford and friends is BIG fun! Clifford loves story t...ime! Help Emily Elizabeth earn stories for Clifford's library by playing four learning games that build essential skills for early readers. For over 50 years, Clifford has been inspiring kids to learn and love to read. As one of the BIGGEST, most beloved and most iconic characters, Clifford uses humor and adventure to engage children in fun learning activities. When it comes to early literacy and reading, Clifford is top dog! With over 130 million books sold and one of the longest running kids programs on TV, Clifford is embraced by millions of parents, teachers and kids for his relatable stories and BIG heart. Product Features Build essential reading skills and earn stories while playing fun activities with Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and friends! Features favorite characters from the award-winning Clifford TV show on PBS KIDS Play four early-reading games with over 250 rounds of gameplay Three learning levels ensure games are just right for each child Earn 10 stories for Clifford's library that allow children to practice reading independently or with Emily Elizabeth. Voiceovers encourage pre-readers to learn and play independently. Recommended Ages: 3-5 years Product Measures: 1.77" x 1.25" x 0.46" Learning Difference With Clifford Ready-to-Read, children practice rhyming, identifying letters, and matching letters to the sounds they make?skills that are related to, and may even help predict, a child's later success with reading and writing. Works with Works with all LeapPad learning tablets and Leapster Explorer and LeapsterGS game systems (sold separately). Read More

Dr Suess
$12.99 $17.95 at Ebeanstalk

What does a Who sound like? And how does Horton hear them? - Written and illustrated by Dr Seuss, Horton Hears a Who is a real tre...at! - The lovable elephant tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust. - An easy reader with delightful verse and pictures that helps build language skills. From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere! Dr. Seuss has many funny and inspirational quotes. Check out all Dr. Seuss Books. Read More

Dr Suess
$14.99 $19.95 at Ebeanstalk

One of the titles for the younger crowd in the Beginners Books series, My Book About Me has an unusual interactive twist--you make... it up as you go along. - On each page there's something new to complete, from I weigh ___ pounds to My teeth. I counted them. I have ___ up top. I have ___ downstairs. It's a simple idea, but with a surprising amount of educational value -- getting children to name their home country, to recognize and draw in the color of their own eyes, learn their telephone number and address, to name favorite clothes, foods, and colors, and more. - Finally, there's a two-page spread where each owner of the book can write his or her own story. - Illustrator Roy McKie's style is halfway between the P.D. Eastman of Are You My Mother and the mainstream Seuss of Cat in the Hat and Thidwick: The Big-Hearted Moose. (Ages 4 to 8) Learning Books Read More

Harper Collins
$17.99 $22.95 at Ebeanstalk

In my canoebery, Under the bridge. And over the dam, Looking for berries. Berries for jam... They are off! A boy and an endearing,... rhyme-spouting bear, who squires him through a fantastic world of berries. Their adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky. This paperback 25th Anniversary Edition is written and illustrated by Bruce Degen. Learning Books Read More

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.? from the foreword by Au...gusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them) had earned him the label ?social deviant.? It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It s a strange, sly, indelible account sometimes alien yet always deeply human. ISBN-13: 9780307396181 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 9/9/2008 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 320 Sales rank: 60,749 Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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Is Your Home Out of Order? Do your kids expect clean folded clothes to magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes ...when you suggest they clean the bathroom? By racing in to make their lives easy, have you unintentionally reinforced your children s belief that the world revolves around them? Dismayed at the attitude of entitlement that had crept into her home, Kay Wyma got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her five kids to basic life skills and the ways meaningful work can increase earned self-confidence and concern for others. With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of equipping her kids for such tasks as making beds, refinishing a deck chair, and working together. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign to dislodge your kids from the center of their universe. ?If you want your children to be more responsible, more self-assured, and more empathetic, Cleaning House is for you.? Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family Read More

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$19.09 $25.00 at Barnes & Noble

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDon...ald s, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers communication skills (?they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news?), to the eating habits of four year olds (?there is no difference between a four year old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor?). Reminiscent of Bill Cosby s Fatherhood, Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home. Read More

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?Alan Kazdin delivers the evidence-based, gold-standard method for parents who want simple, effective responses to the everyday ch...allenging behaviors of their children.? Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Flourish and The Optimistic Child Alan Kazdin s The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child is the gold standard for research-backed advice on being a better parent for difficult children. But what about children who are not ?defiant?? Now, in The Everyday Parenting Toolkit, Dr. Kazdin addresses how parents can deal with the routine challenges that come with raising a child. Dr. Kazdin s methods are based on the most up-to-date research and are implemented in real-world ways. These are the problems that plague parents on a day-to-day basis: from getting ready for school on time to expanding the palates of picky eaters to limiting computer time, no parenting book does a better job at helping parents understand and correct problematic behaviors. Dr. Kazdin s methods foster lifelong positive character traits such as respectfulness, honesty, kindness, and altruism. With The Everyday Parenting Toolkit, Dr. Kazdin helps transform parenting and helps develop ideal child-parent relationships. ?Jam-packed with solid advice any parent can use.? BookPage ?A useful guide to eliminating stress, improving communication and providing a more nurturing family environment.? Kirkus Reviews Read More

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$11.85 $15.00 at Barnes & Noble

Perfect for expecting parents who want to provide a soothing home for the newest member of their family, The Happiest Baby on the ...Block, the national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, is a revolutionary method for calming a crying infant and promoting healthy sleep from day one. In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries an automatic ?off-switch? for their baby s crying. No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy. Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. ?I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history ?and I explain exactly how they work.? In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born. Through his research and experience, he has developed four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses: The Missing Fourth Trimester: as odd as it may sound, one of the main reasons babies cry is because they are born three months too soon. The Calming Reflex: the automatic reset switch to stop crying of any baby in the first few months of life. The 5 ?S s?: the simple steps (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking) that trigger the calming reflex. For centuries, parents have tried these methods only to fail because, as with a knee reflex, the calming reflex only works when it is triggered in precisely the right way. Unlike other books that merely list these techniques Dr. Karp teaches parents exactly how to do them, to guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity in minutes?and help them sleep longer too. The Cuddle Cure: the perfect mix the 5 ?S s? that can soothe even the most colicky of infants. In the book, Dr. Karp also explains: What is colic? Why do most babies get much more upset in the evening? How can a parent calm a baby in mere minutes? Can babies be spoiled? When should a parent of a crying baby call the doctor? How can a parent get their baby to sleep a few hours longer? Even the most loving moms and dads sometimes feel pushed to the breaking point by their infant s persistent cries. Coming to the rescue, however, Dr. Karp places in the hands of parents, grandparents, and all childcare givers the tools they need to be able to calm their babies almost as easily as?turning off a light. Read More

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$30.00 $40.00 at Barnes & Noble

For expectant parents who want to know everything about their developing baby at every stage, Pregnancy Day by Day provides a dail...y countdown to the date of delivery. Covering each day of pregnancy in detail, as well as labor, birth, and life with a new baby, Pregnancy Day by Day is an unprecedented and comprehensive guide that is written by a team of experts and is the one resource no parent-to-be should be without. Read More

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$12.12 $15.99 at Barnes & Noble

After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-...three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him: "That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won t screw you. Don t do it for them." "Do people your age know how to comb their hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their heads and started fucking." "The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two." More than a million people now follow Mr. Halpern s philosophical musings on Twitter, and in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes. An all-American story that unfolds on the Little League field, in Denny s, during excruciating family road trips, and, most frequently, in the Halperns kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice. Read More

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$10.77 $14.99 at Barnes & Noble

Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these peer pressures; it... is still parents who can influence teens the most. Get equipped to be a better parent as The Five Love Languages of Teenagers explores the world in which teenagers live, explains the developmental changes, and give tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen s love language. Get practical tips on loving your teen effectively and explore key issues in your teen s life including anger and independence. Finally, learn how to set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences, and discover useful ways for the difficult task of loving when your teen fails. Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the lives of your teens and family. Over 400,000 copies sold! Read More

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$19.25 $27.00 at Barnes & Noble

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it ...has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well. No writer is better poised to explore this territory than Emily Bazelon, who has established herself as a leading voice on the social and legal aspects of teenage drama. In Sticks and Stones, she brings readers on a deeply researched, clear-eyed journey into the ever-shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its sometimes devastating consequences. The result is an indispensable book that takes us from school cafeterias to courtrooms to the offices of Facebook, the website where so much teenage life, good and bad, now unfolds. Along the way, Bazelon defines what bullying is and, just as important, what it is not. She explores when intervention is essential and when kids should be given the freedom to fend for themselves. She also dispels persistent myths: that girls bully more than boys, that online and in-person bullying are entirely distinct, that bullying is a common cause of suicide, and that harsh criminal penalties are an effective deterrent. Above all, she believes that to deal with the problem, we must first understand it. Blending keen journalistic and narrative skills, Bazelon explores different facets of bullying through the stories of three young people who found themselves caught in the thick of it. Thirteen-year-old Monique endured months of harassment and exclusion before her mother finally pulled her out of school. Jacob was threatened and physically attacked over his sexuality in eighth grade and then sued to protect himself and change the culture of his school. Flannery was one of six teens who faced criminal charges after a fellow student s suicide was blamed on bullying and made international headlines. With grace and authority, Bazelon chronicles how these kids predicaments escalated, to no one s benefit, into community-wide wars. Cutting through the noise, misinformation, and sensationalism, she takes us into schools that have succeeded in reducing bullying and examines their successful strategies. The result is a groundbreaking book that will help parents, educators, and teens themselves better understand what kids are going through today and what can be done to help them through it. Praise for Sticks and Stones ?Intelligent, rigorous . . . [Emily Bazelon] is a compassionate champion for justice in the domain of childhood s essential unfairness.? Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review ?[Bazelon] does not stint on the psychological literature, but the result never feels dense with studies; it s immersive storytelling with a sturdy base of science underneath, and draws its authority and power from both.? New York ?A humane and closely reported exploration of the way that hurtful power relationships play out in the contemporary public-school setting . . . As a parent herself, [Bazelon] brings clear, kind analysis to complex and upsetting circumstances.? The Wall Street Journal ?Bullying isn t new. But our attempts to respond to it are, as Bazelon explains in her richly detailed, thought-provoking book. . . . Comprehensive in her reporting and balanced in her conclusions, Bazelon extracts from these stories useful lessons for young people, parents and principals alike.? The Washington Post Read More

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There is no more magical moment than when a newborn baby is laid in a mother s arms. What was for many months a dream and a myster...y is now a miraculous new person at the threshold of a life filled with possibilities. Through a tender, inspiring tale, The Twelve Gifts of Birth reveals the birthright inheritance that all children receive at this moment. Wise women, otherwise known as fairy godmothers, announce the twelve gifts in the form of blessings and show how to use them to enrich one s life. This keepsake book encourages new parents to nurture and protect the wondrous qualities that have been bestowed on their tiny miracles. When shared with young children, this message helps form within them a strong foundation of values and self-respect. For teens and adults, this story offers healing and hope during times of diminished self-esteem and uncertain transition. It reminds all readers to see the dignity that is inherent in themselves and others. Read More

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It s not easy, but someone has to do it. Okay. Y all. Here s the thing about motherhood. Before I had a child of my own, it was su...per easy. I had a lot of opinions about the right way to discipline, the way my child would dress, and how she would never throw a fit in public or embarrass me at the grocery store. I also believed the entire experience would be sweet and clean and beautiful, like one of those baby lotion commercials. (Bless my heart.) Then I had Caroline. And you know what? Real motherhood is different. It s messier. It s complicated. And it is . . . So. Much. Better. It breaks your heart and makes you laugh harder than you ever could have imagined. It s a little frightening. A lot gut wrenching. And quite possibly the most important thing you will ever do. That s what this book is about my story about those fleeting moments that get swallowed up in the daily routine of car pools and soccer practice but come together in an indescribable way to make you a mama. If you re looking for an expert on the subject of motherhood, then I suggest you put this book down immediately. But if you just need to know you re not the only person who has debated running away to a five-star hotel after spending hours ?helping? your child with a school project, this is for you. (You are my people.) If nothing else, I hope it will keep you warm at night knowing someone else shares your brand of crazy. Melanie (aka Big Mama) Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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From the authors of international best-selling marriage book The Love Dare comes The Love Dare for Parents, a 40-day journey of ?d...ares? challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children. Easy to read and work into a busy schedule, The Love Dare for Parents is designed to ?turn the hearts of parents to their children and turn the hearts of children to their parents? (Malachi 4:6) so that moms and dads can more fully enjoy and delight in their children while maximizing the positive impact they have on their lives long term. Each day brings a promising key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle about love that applies to parenting, a specific challenge the parent does for the sake of their child, and space to journal thoughts and reflect on what happened that day. The Love Dare for Parents even includes access to a FREE online parenting assessment, helpfully keyed to select material in the book. Parents, take the dare! Read More

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When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face... immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders. Now completely revised and updated, this guide features the latest information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option. You ll learn: -The basic facts about dementia -How to deal with problems arising in daily care meals, exercise, personal hygiene, and safety -How to cope with an impaired person s false ideas, suspicion, anger, and other mood problems -How to get outside help from support groups, friends, and agencies -Financial and legal issues you must address. Comprehensive and compassionate, THE 36-HOUR DAY is the only guide you need to help your family through this difficult time. Read More

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The "What s Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-e...arth style, The "What s Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body s changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Are two-year-olds really so terrible, or does the world have a slightly skewed view of this sometimes difficult, sometimes adorabl...e lot? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized worldwide as authorities on child behavior and development, offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights on children this age. What are two-year-old girls and boys thinking and feeling? How do they see others around them? With humor and compassion, the authors describe the general characteristics of these complex toddlers: their physical growth trends, their emotional and psychological maturation. Also included are insights into how two-year-olds behave with family and other children, and advice on how to handle them, as well as tings to avoid. Included in this book: ? A two-year-old s view of the world and himself ? Bath and dressing routines ? Sex differences ? Stories from real life ? A list of age-appropriate toys and books ? A bibliography for parents ?Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.? Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine Read More

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What is it about four-year-olds that makes them so lovable? What problems do four-year-olds have? What can they do now that they c...ouldn t do at three? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, discuss these and scores of other questions unique to four-year-old girls and boys, and they offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights. ISBN-13: 9780440506751 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 11/28/1989 Pages: 160 Sales rank: 222,379 Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.37 (d) Read More

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Now available in trade paperback, this is the heart-rending drama of one family s courage, heartbreak, sacrifice, and triumph in c...onfronting an agonizing medical condition, written by two master storytellers. Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck and his life was never the same again. From that day forward his life became a hell of uncontrollable tics, urges, and involuntary utterances. Eventually he is diagnosed with Tourette s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Cory embarks on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist, enduring countless combinations of medications in wildly varying doses. Soon it becomes unclear what tics are symptoms of his disease and what are side effects of the drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. Despite his lack of control, Cory is aware of every embarrassing movement, and sensitive to every person s reaction to his often aggravating presence. Simply put: Cory Friedman s life is a living hell. AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE is the true story of one family s decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a rigid medical establishment. Read More

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An activity book about danger, safety, and the incredible world around us. In a time when children are too often coddled, 50 Dange...rous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) reminds readers that climbing trees is good for the soul, and that a pocket knife is not a weapon. Full of exciting ways children can explore the world around them, this book explains how to "Play with Fire" and "Taste Electricity" while learning about safety. With easy-to-follow instructions, it includes: ? Activities, like walking a tightrope ? Skills, like throwing a spear ? Projects, like melting glass ? Experiences, like sleeping in the wild Watch a Video Read More

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She was a beautiful doelike child, with an intense, graceful fragility. In her first year, she picked up words, smiled and laughed..., and learned to walk. But then Anne-Marie began to turn inward. And when her little girl lost some of the words she had acquired, cried inconsolably, and showed no interest in anyone around her, Catherine Maurice took her to doctors who gave her a devastating diagnosis: autism. In their desperate struggle to save their daughter, the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false hopes, "miracle cures," and infuriating suggestions that Anne-Marie s autism was somehow their fault. Finally, Anne-Marie was saved by an intensive behavioral therapy. Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother s illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative. "A vivid and uplifting story . . . Offers new strength to parents who refuse to give up on their autistic children." Kirkus Reviews "Outstanding . . . Heartfelt . . . A lifeline to families in similar circumstances." Library Journal Read More

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Nationally recognized expert Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as a researcher, therapist, and mediator to ...offer parents a new road map to divorce. Dr. Emery shows how our powerful emotions and the way we handle them shape how we divorce and whether our children suffer or thrive in the long run. His message is hopeful, yet realistic divorce is invariably painful, but parents can help promote their children s resilience. With compassion and authority, Dr. Emery explains: ? Why it is so hard to really make divorce work ? How anger and fighting can keep people from really separating ? Why legal matters should be one of the last tasks ? Why parental love and limit setting can be the best ?therapy? for kids ? How to talk to children, create workable parenting schedules, and more ISBN-13: 9780452287167 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Publication date: 1/31/2006 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 336 Sales rank: 180,089 Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.76 (d) Read More

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A resource of fun games for parents or teachers to help young children learn social and motor skills Barbara Sher, an expert occup...ational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders (SPD). The games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including beginning and end, spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, and more. Games can also be used in regular classrooms to encourage inclusion. A collection of fun, simple games that can improve the lives of children with ASD or other SPDs. Games can be played by parents or teachers and with individual children or groups. Games are designed to make children more comfortable in social situations and to develop motor and language skills Also included are a variety of interactive games to play in water, whether in a backyard kiddie pool, community swimming pool, or lake All the games are easy-to-do, utilizing common, inexpensive materials, and include several variations and modifications ISBN-13: 9780470391266 Publisher: Wiley, John and Sons, Incorporated Publication date: 11/9/2009 Edition number: 1 Pages: 252 Sales rank: 191,986 Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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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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"Managing the Millennials delves into the differences between the generations at work today in businesses around the country, and ...digs deep to explore what makes the Millennial Generation so different from the ones that came before. It identifies nine crucial points of tension that result from clashing value systems among these generations, and then provides nine approaches to resolve clashes, build communication, nurture collaborative teams, and create long-lasting relationships across generations of colleagues." With examples from managers and executives in every area of business, fascinating analysis of performance and behavioral patterns across generations, as well as tested techniques you can put into effect at your organization, Managing the Millennials gives you the knowledge and tactics you need to push your workforce to new levels of productivity. Read More

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Bestselling and acclaimed author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with another remarkable memoir about gender and parenting Jenny Fi...nney Boylan told her wife that she was transgender when their two children were young, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, their family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother. From the friends who support their new configuration to the woman who says she s "too close-minded" to let their sons continue to play together to Jenny s wife, their family grows and changes together in ways both utterly exceptional and entirely commonplace, as their sons turn into teenagers and a relationship of many years weathers illness, loss of parents, and a husband turning into a wife. Through incredibly insightful interviews, Jenny examines relationships with fathers and mothers, people s memories of the children they were and the parents they had, and the many different ways a family can be. Jenny includes conversations with Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, Anna Quindlen, and other parents and children discussing gender, how families are shaped, and the difficulties and wonders of being human. Followed by an Afterword by Anna Quindlen that includes Jenny and her wife discussing the challenges they ve faced and the love they share, Stuck in the Middle with You will be another classic. ISBN-13: 9780767921763 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 4/30/2013 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 277,933 Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d) Read More

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This revised edition is a powerful resource for merging the practical wisdom of the Twelve Steps with the spiritual truths of the ...Bible. Read More

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Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life! Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the m...illions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You ll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better. Covers new diagnosis methods developed by the American Psychiatric Association Increased coverage of genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar disorder Advice on supporting a loved one (who may not want help) Updated and expanded medication guide and treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation Complete with fill-in-the-blank forms and charts, key online resources, and first-hand accounts from real people, Bipolar Disorder For Dummies gives you the latest information and self-help strategies you and your loved ones need to conquer this disease and get on with your lives. Read More

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Offering practical, ?can-do? advice for anxious parents expecting or already caring for twins, this handbook guides from the first... news of twins impending arrival and continues through their early childhood. From how to set up the nursery, synchronize feeding and sleeping schedules, and potty train two children at once to discipline, family dynamics, and fostering individuality, this doctor-cum-mom shares her experiences of what works and what doesn t and encourages parents to not only survive but also enjoy their twins early years. A special appendix on caring for triplets as well as preterm babies is also included. Read More

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A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a... baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn t the right ?edu-tainment? that nurtures an infant s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it s within every parent s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them. Read More

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Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers ...parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future. Read More

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