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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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P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began almost forty years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach pare...nts how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world and it will work for you. Now revised for the first time since its initial publication, this groundbreaking guide will show you: How to avoid being a permissive parent How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you How to teach your children to "own" their problems and to solve them How to use the "No-Lose" method to resolve conflicts Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you ll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive. 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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In this book parents can record every signifi cant event in their child?s fi rst year of life. With many spaces for photographs an...d three envelopes in which to store keepsake items, this baby book will bring joy and memories for a lifetime. Illustrated in an invitingly soft artwork style, this beautifully designed book is also part of the launch of the publishing program for Peter Rabbit . . . Naturally Better, a new initiative which promotes books and products that are made from safe, recyclable, sustainable and ethically responsible sources. Read More

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Following Jesus shouldn t be just one more thing to do Motherhood sometimes feels like a list of expectations. You may be busy or ...even overwhelmed. But you are also strong and brilliant. And here s a secret: a lot of those things on your list of expectations are things Jesus never expected you to do on your own. In Out of the Spin Cycle, author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom s life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the comparison trap, this dynamic Bible teacher brings Jesus s message alive in short, to-the-point devotionals for your busy life. This is a devotional for you the woman inside the mom the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer. So put aside that to-do list for a moment and discover the ways Jesus can lighten your mother load. Jen Hatmaker is the author of eight books and Bible studies, including A Modern Girl s Guide to Bible Study. With a heart for the women of her generation, she speaks at retreats and conferences around the country. Jen and her husband, Brandon, reside in Austin, Texas, with their three children and lead the ministry work at Austin New Church. Find out more at www.jenhatmaker.com. 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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1,2,3?The Toddler Years offers practical help in an entertaining fashion on the many issues parents and caregivers face as young c...hildren experience the toddler years. The true life examples, humorous approach and clear format make the book easy to read and use. These methods have been applied successfully for over 30 years by the Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center, which has built its program around the belief that what young children learn about themselves and their world during their toddler years will affect the rest of their lives. Topics include: * Settling limits * Biting, * Sharing * Sleeping * Eating * Separation * Toilet learning. There is also a section on successful parenting including * Learn from others * Trust yourself * Take care of yourself * Stop feeling guilty * Enjoy your child * Finding and keeping quality child care. 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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Even if you ve just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it s likely that you ve been living with it for a long time. You ve prob...ably already developed your own ways of coping with recurring depression, the consequences of manic episodes, and the constant, uncomfortable feeling that you re at the mercy of your emotions. Some of these methods may work; others might do more harm than good. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder will help you integrate your coping skills with a new and effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) plan for living well with bipolar disorder. The four DBT skills you ll learn in this workbook-mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness-will help you manage your emotional ups and downs and minimize the frequency and intensity of depressive and manic episodes. By using this book in conjunction with medication and professional care, you ll soon experience relief from your bipolar symptoms and come to enjoy the calm and confident feeling of being in control. Learn mindfulness and acceptance skills Cope with depressive and manic episodes in healthy ways Manage difficult emotions and impulsive urges Maintain relationships with friends and family members 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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Following a unique format perfect for today s world, the renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives us just over 100 rules that c...over all the hot spots in long-term relationships. Marriage Rules offers new solutions to age-old problems ("He won t talk"/"She doesn t want sex") as well as modern ones (your partner s relationship to technology.) You ll also learn how to: Calm things down and warm them up Talk straight and fight fair Listen well as a spiritual practice Connect with a distant partner Survive the unique challenges of children, stepchildren and difficult- laws Follow a 12-step program to overcome defensiveness Know how and when to draw the line Take back your marriage when things fall apart Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that s required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice. Read More

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When your teen s rebellious behavior "Crosses the line," How can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power ...struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping parents and kinds resolve standoffs and repair their relationships. Now they ve distilled their approach into a clinically proven self-help program that can help you break through to your teen and rebuild trust. Centered around 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teen provides practical guidelines for putting an end to the hostilities. You ll learn realistic ways to foster mutual respect, introduce cooperative problem solving, and strengthen family relationships-while giving your teen vital skills for becoming a mature, independent adult. About the Author: Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse About the Author: Arthur L. Robin, PhD, is Director of Psychology Training at Children s Hospital of Michigan, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, and a practicing psychologist in Michigan with more than three decades of experience About the Author: Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor ISBN-13: 9781593855833 Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc. Publication date: 2/1/2008 Edition description: New Edition Pages: 326 Sales rank: 208,774 Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.88 (d) Read More

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Living with bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge. Those who struggle with the illness have to learn effective ways to control ...their mood swings, avoid relapse, and get the most from medication-based treatments. This workbook delivers a hands-on resource that gives sufferers the edge they need. Based on proven cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, the book offers a variety of tools that enable readers to recognize the early warning signs of an oncoming episode, develop plans for withstanding the seductive pull of manic episodes, and escape the paralysis of depression. Specific chapters address key challenges at various stages, from overcoming denial of the initial diagnosis to fine-tuning treatments and maintaining gains. Read More

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You re about to have an uncomfortable meeting with your boss. The principal just called about your middle-schooler. You had a figh...t with your partner and it s an hour before bed. You know your next move will go a long way toward defining your relationships wtih these individuals. So what do you do? We all find ourselves in situations similar to these, and too often resort to the same old patterns of behavior - defending our need to be right, refusing to really listen, speaking cruelly out of anger and frustration, or worse. But there is another way. Living Nonviolent Communication gives readers practical training in applying Dr. Marshall Rosenberg s renonwned process in the areas he has been most often asked for counsel. Read More

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Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who... were ?undermothered? as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother s own history, and how you can fill the ?mother gap? by: Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal ?defects? back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today s undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future for themselves and their children. Read More

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A Harvard-trained lawyer and mediator shows busy couples how to stop fighting and start communicating. In Fight Less, Love More, r...eaders will learn how to identify the bad verbal habits, instinctive responses, and emotional reasoning that can cloud judgment and ultimately lead to the deterioration of otherwise healthy relationships. With exercises, examples, and sample scripts, Puhn s modern voice presents simple 5-minute strategies create immediate, positive changes and provide long-lasting communication skills that couples can continually employ when faced with conflict. ISBN-13: 9781609618896 Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc. Publication date: 9/18/2012 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 196,188 Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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This long-awaited expanded edition of this bestselling book offers parents and professionals alike true-and-tried solutions to min...imize and circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the rage cycle - for the child with Asperger Syndrome as well as others in the environment. In addition to almost doubling the section on interventions, this highly practical and user-friendly must-have resource also focuses on the behaviors and reactions of the adults around the child going through the stages of the rage cycle and emphasizes the importance of utilizing the teachable moments before and after a rage episode. Read More

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Everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your baby D...rawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible. Inside you ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as ?the benefits of breastfeeding ?nursing challenges ?pumps and other nursing products ?sleeping arrangements ?nursing and work ?medications ?nursing multiples ?weaning ?sick babies ?nipplephobia, and much more Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding is filled with helpful advice, medical facts, and real-life stories that will help you understand how and why breastfeeding works and how you can use it to more deeply connect with your baby and your own body. Whether you re planning to nurse for the first time or are looking for the latest, most up-to-date expert advice available, you couldn t hope to find a better guide than Ina May. Read More

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A workbook to accompany the acclaimed series on teaching writing, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind. In Writing with Ease, ...Susan Wise Bauer lays out an alternative plan for teaching writing, one that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods. The Complete Writer workbooks (each sold separately) complement this plan with lessons, student worksheets, and teacher instructions for every day of writing instruction. Each covers one year of study. Used along with Writing with Ease, The Complete Writer, Level One (first in a four-volume set) complete the elementary-grade writing curriculum. ISBN-13: 9781933339269 Publisher: Peace Hill Press Publication date: 8/12/2008 Series:Complete Writer Series Edition description: Workbook Pages: 400 Sales rank: 222,457 Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Did you know that simple changes in your diet could increase your fertility by 60 percent? That what you eat when you re pregnant ...could affect whether your child will need to wear glasses or braces? That increasing your intake of certain nutrients before you become pregnant could radically decrease your chances of suffering from morning sickness? In Beautiful Babies, nutrition educator Kristen Michaelis reveals the truth about diet and pregnancy. Based on her research of the nutrient-rich diets of healthy and fertile populations around the world, she lays out exactly what you should and shouldn t eat when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breast-feeding. In the first half of the book she explains the ways industrialized foods can prevent pregnancy, how a low-fat diet can increase your likelihood of infertility by 85 percent, what to do if breast-feeding doesn t work for you, why babies can t digest cereal, and gives step-by-step instructions on how and when to introduce your baby s first foods. In the second half of the book she equips you with more than 50 recipes for incorporating traditional fertility-boosting foods into your diet. Beautiful Babies provides you with everything you need to know about having a healthy pregnancy and nourishing your growing baby. ISBN-13: 9781936608652 Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing Publication date: 3/19/2013 Edition description: Original Pages: 256 Sales rank: 243,830 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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A call for parents to take responsibility for their children and give them what they truly need in order to grow, thrive, and love.... Take a good look around you: you can t go into stores or restaurants without seeing joyless children screaming and sulking while their parents ignore them. According to esteemed child psychiatrist Robert Shaw, this epidemic has become so much the norm that we often don t recognize its warning signs. This bold and timely book tells you how to save your child and your family with a commonsense approach that cuts to the core of the problem and shows us the cure. The Epidemic covers: Developing your child s ability to love Managing child care and minimizing the damage Raising cooperative, joyful, and creative children Promoting self-esteem and confidence rather than self-centeredness Avoiding the harmful effects of electronic media Healing angry, contemptuous, withdrawn, and out-of-control children Read More

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From the authors of the New York Times bestsellers Awkward Family Photos and Awkward Family Pet Photos comes a celebration of thos...e special times throughout the year when our families embarrass us the most . . . the holidays. Holidays. They re those momentous occasions when we gather with family to eat, drink, celebrate, and, of course, pose for photographs. From Mom s homemade Halloween costumes to re-creating a Nativity scene for the Christmas card to that overly patriotic uncle who literally wears the flag on the Fourth, holidays make for humiliating memories that we carry in our hearts for years to come. Whether your family loves Valentine s Day, St. Patrick s Day, Easter, July Fourth, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah, this book pays homage to all of the holidays most uncomfortable moments. Read More

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Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach. Your baby knows more than you... think. That s the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. BABY KNOWS BEST is based on Gerber s belief in babies natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe. BABY KNOWS BEST is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children. Read More

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A mindful approach to parenting that helps children (and their parents) feel happier, healthier, calmer, and less stressed in our ...frenetic era Rooted in the science of the brain, and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, Mindful Parenting is a unique program that speaks directly to today s busy families who make up what Dr. Race calls "Generation Stress." Research has shown that mindfulness practices stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Regular stimulation of this part of the brain helps us feel happier, healthier, calmer, less anxious, less stressed, and makes it easier for us to concentrate and think clearly the very behavior we are hoping our children will display. Dr. Race provides: An explanation of the way the brain works and why parents and kids today are more stressed, anxious, and angry than ever before Practical solutions to the problem: Things parents can do to change brain patterns and create a more relaxed and happier home "Brain Coolers": Quick tips that can be used in the moment to help families relax, recharge, and create happiness (such as "The Three Breath Hug") Mindful Parenting understands the realities of raising a family in our fast paced and often-frenetic world and provides hundreds of easy-to-implement solutions, both for parents and their children, to help them manage stress, create peace, and live happier lives. Read More

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love comes a riveting new narrative about surrogate pregnancy from both sides ...of the equation the parents and the gestational carrier. Once considered a desperate, even morally suspect option, surrogacy is now sweeping headlines, transforming the lives of celebrity mothers and fathers like Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Elton John, and changing the face of motherhood and the American family. But how much do we really know about it? And is it really as easy and accessible ? emotionally, financially, legally and physically ? as magazines make it out to be? We often hear about successful outcomes, but little about the journey ? about the precious hope that starts it all, the ups and downs of finding a surrogate, the heartache and obstacles, the risks and expenses at every step, or the unbelievable joy when years of determination pay off. In The Baby Chase, acclaimed writer Leslie Morgan Steiner weaves three stories together of a nurse, a firefighter, and the Indian gestational carriers and doctors who helped them to provide one intensely personal look at what makes surrogacy so controversial, fascinating, and in some cases, the only ray of hope for today s infertile parents-to-be. Rhonda Wile and her husband Gerry struggled for years with infertility. With perseverance that shocked everyone around them, they tried every procedure and option available ? unsuccessfully ? until they finally decided to hire a surrogate. While surrogacy was being touted as a miracle for hopeful parents, for Rhonda and Gerry, it seemed an impossible and unaffordable dream. Until they came across the beaming smile of a beautiful Indian woman on the internet? and, within a few short months, embarked on a journey that would take them deep into the emerging world of Indian carriers, international medical tourism, and the global surrogacy community. Moving, page-turning, and meticulously researched, this complex human story is paired with an examination of the issues religious, legal, medical and emotional that shapes surrogacy as a solution both imperfect and life-changing. Read More

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Divorcing? Get everything you need to split assets and debts as fairly as possible. When you re going through divorce, you have to... make an overwhelming number of financial decisions. Should you sell the house? What happens to retirement benefits? How will you handle taxes? Full of sensitive and practical advice, Divorce and Money guides you through the complex process of making these important, and sometimes life-altering financial decisions. It covers how to: - decide whether to keep or sell the house - protect yourself against misuse of joint accounts and credit cards - avoid tax problems - handle alimony and child support - divide debts fairly - avoid hasty decisions that could hurt you financially - reduce risks to your investments - understand how a court evaluates assets - gain financial stability as a single person The fully updated edition provides the latest tax figures and data, plus new information on dealing with credit problems, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and during or after divorce. Read More

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Why, despite our state-of-the-art medical technology, does the United States have among the highest maternal and infant mortality ...rates in the industrialized world? Why do pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed receive ?free? samples of infant formula from American obstetricians? Why are American newborns given a vaccine at birth against hepatitis B, a sexually transmitted disease? The Business of Baby, an eye-opening work of investigative journalism, exposes how our current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby s life are not based on the best evidence or the most modern science, revealing how American moms and their babies are being undermined by corporate interests. An illuminating combination of meticulous research and in-depth interviews with parents, doctors, midwives, nurses, health care administrators, and scientists, Margulis s impassioned and eloquent critique is shocking, groundbreaking, and revelatory. The Business of Baby arms parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their infants. ISBN-13: 9781451636086 Publisher: Scribner Publication date: 4/16/2013 Pages: 344 Sales rank: 250,567 Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d) Read More

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It all began as a self-help journey in the purest sense. A serial monogamist for more than two decades, Shapiro wanted to know why... the honeymoon phase of his relationships never lasted until the actual honeymoon. Believing that you learn more from failure than from success, he spent the next three years criss­crossing the country with a tape recorder, interviewing hundreds of divorced people, hoping to become so fluent in the errors of Eros that he would be able to avoid them in his own love life and one day be a better husband. The result is a timely treasure trove of marital wisdom that is as racy as it is revelatory. Shockingly intimate and profoundly personal, this is a page-turning, voyeuristic investigation of modern love and a practical guide for any couple looking to beat the roulette-wheel odds of actually staying together forever. ISBN-13: 9781451657784 Publisher: Scribner Publication date: 9/17/2013 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 469,411 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Silver Winner, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Parenting Resources Gold Honoree, Mom s Choice Awards Parenting?Spec...ial and Exceptional Needs Every year, tens of thousands of young children are diagnosed with disorders that make it difficult for them to absorb the external world. Parents of sensory kids like those with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, AD/HD, autism, bipolar disorder, and OCD often feel frustrated and overwhelmed, creating stress in everyday life for the whole family. Now, with The Sensory Child Gets Organized, there s help and hope. As a professional organizer and parent of a sensory child, Carolyn Dalgliesh knows firsthand the struggles parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted children. She provides simple, effective solutions that help these kids thrive at home and in their day-to-day activities, and in this book you ll learn how to: -Understand what makes your sensory child tick -Create harmonious spaces through sensory organizing -Use structure and routines to connect with your child -Prepare your child for social and school experiences -Make travel a successful and fun-filled journey With The Sensory Child Gets Organized, parents get an easy-to-follow road map to success that makes life easier and more fun for your entire family. Read More

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Dating, commitment, kids, and family--it s all hard work, and when you come from different religious backgrounds it s even harder.... Jon, a Catholic writer, and Michal, a Reconstructionist rabbi, live out the challenges of an interfaith relationship everyday as husband and wife, and as parents to their daughter Sima, who is being raised Jewish. In MIXED-UP LOVE, the couple explores how interfaith relationships impact dating, weddings, holidays, raising children, and family functions--and how to not just cope, but thrive. This is an engaging and practical resource for singles who are considering dating outside their own faith, couples in interfaith relationships, relatives and friends of "mixed" couples who seek information and understanding, and parents desiring a fresh perspective. With clarity, insight, and humor, Sweeney and Woll demonstrate how to engage with your partner, family, and faith like never before. ISBN-13: 9781455545896 Publisher: FaithWords Publication date: 10/15/2013 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 731,645 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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

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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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Is it any wonder that wrath---the old-fashioned name for anger---is one of the ?seven deadly sins?? We live in a world of anger an...d violence, with headlines so shocking we grow numb to their effect. National and international tensions surround us. Is it possible to discern the source of such wrath? More to the point, is there a ?cure? for this malady of the heart? In People Who Argue Are Sick Dr. Duane Cuthbertson shows that the human spirit can indeed be crushed and fractured, a brokenness that involves both temperament and environmental factors. But no one should have to be a victim of rage---either as instigator or recipient. He offers not only hope but also a technique for healing. In these pages you will discover that: * Your argumentative spirit can be healed * You potentially have had your last argument * Domestic violence can subside * The world can be a less violent place People Who Argue Are Sick has the potential not only to change you and your home, but to change the whole world. ISBN-13: 9781614485100 Publisher: Morgan James Publishing Publication date: 9/1/2013 Series:Faith Series Pages: 142 Sales rank: 1,147,459 Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d) Read More

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Bobby Kipper and Bud Ramey, two best selling authors on youth violence in America, offer you and your children the clear informati...on and tools needed to help navigate the dangerous epidemic of bullying in America. If your children haven t already been affected by bullying, it is very likely on the way. Published by the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence, led by career police officer Bobby Kipper, this concise guide is designed to answer the plea heard all over America, ?What should I do?? What should I do when my child s reputation is being destroyed online? What do I do if my child becomes the bully? What do I do when physical confrontation is inevitable? Should I confront the parents of a bully? Parents and Guardians Teachers and Coaches Youth Leaders and Child Advocates Our children are in danger. Prepare for the eventual encounter with the 21st Century New American Bully. Make informed and thoughtful decisions on how to handle these encounters. Ultimately, No BULLIES and its predecessor No COLORS 100 Ways to Stop Gangs from Taking Over Our Communities, together address ?best practices? for making a difference in the civility crisis in our nation that is impacting an entire generation. ISBN-13: 9781614484370 Publisher: Morgan James Publishing Publication date: 10/8/2013 Pages: 204 Sales rank: 471,623 Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d) Read More

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Don t you wish relationships came with a manual? Ashley Stanford has written a user s guide to relationships that adopts a practic...al troubleshooting approach to resolving difficulties that will greatly appeal to the logical minds of individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as offering valuable guidance to their partners. Troubleshooting identifies problems and makes them fixable. This book presents a three step troubleshooting process that can diffuse even the trickiest relationship dilemma. Specific problem areas are covered in detail including communication, executive functioning, mindblindness, attachment, intimacy, co-habiting, and raising a family. The book offers straightforward solution-focused strategies and additional help is giving in the form of bulleted lists, summaries, scripts, and example scenarios. ISBN-13: 9781849059510 Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers Publication date: 9/28/2013 Pages: 240 Sales rank: 978,792 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (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 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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