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If you re putting your life back together after a divorce, you need this book! an all new revised, updated and expanded edition of... a best-seller! Read More

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In a snappy, can-do format, 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders offers page after pa...ge of try-it-now solutions that have worked for thousands of children grappling with social, sensory, behavioral, and self-care issues, plus many more. Read More

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It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but D...r. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns. Helpful chapters include: Meltdowns: When rewards and punishments are not enough What are meltdowns made of? Accepting and appreciating our children De-escalating a meltdown Understanding why repeat problems occur Creating a prevention plan Demands Waiting Threats to self-image Unmet wishes for attention Read More

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To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, t...here are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss. In When Children Grieve, the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss. There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference. Read More

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For millions of men on the path to recovery, Victims No Longer is the next step. The first book written specifically for men, Vict...ims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to: Identify and validate their childhood experiences Explore strategies of survival and healing Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion Establish a support network for continued personal recovery Make choices that aren t determined by abuse Psychotherapist Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader. Thoroughly updated and revised, and including an expanded Resources section, Victims No Longer educates survivors and professionals about the recovery process speaking to the pain, needs, fears, and hopes of the adult male survivor. Read More

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There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky . . . From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampto...n had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, and a thriving photography career. When she learned she was pregnant with their second child, they were ecstatic. But when their new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her sister, Lainey, had at birth. As her friends and family celebrated, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift. With lyrical prose and gorgeous photography, Bloom takes readers on a wondrous journey through Nella s first year of life a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes. Read More

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"An important and essential book for all couples contemplating marriage." Dr. Barry G. Ginsberg, Executive Director, Center of Re...lationship Enhancement Love can be bliss, but marriage takes work. Communication, compromise, and joint decision making are key ingredients to a successful marriage. Using a variety of fun, interactive formats, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and hypotheticals, relationship expert Monica Mendez Leahy brings to the table these and many other important issues that will arise in every marriage including the ones that may blindside you. 1,001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married will help you and your partner explore your common goals and perspectives as well as celebrate your unique differences as you prepare for your life journey together. Through the questions posed in this book, you and your betrothed will explore fundamental questions about nature, thought processes, lifestyle, and marital expectations, including: Is there such a thing as innocent flirting? Do you both want children? How important is religion in your life? Do you think couples should share the same political views? Read More

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In her pioneering Facing Codependence, Pia Mellody traced the origins of codependence back to childhood and a wide range of emotio...nal, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Now in this innovative new workbook, she presents a step-by-step journal-keeping method for moving toward recovery from codependence. Based on such concepts as the "precious child" and the five core symptoms of codependence, along with the Twelve-Step process of recovery used by Codependents Anonymous, Breaking Free provides strategies and insights for attacking the fundamental problem in codependence the lack of dependence on self. In a three-part approach to recovery, Mellody first shows recovering codependents how to move beyond denial of their childhood history of abuse. She then offers techniques to identify concrete ways in which the symptoms of codependence operate in their lives. Finally, Mellody guides users through the process of identifying and recording specific instances of improvement in their lives as an aid to greater self-awareness and further recovery. An innovative, step-by-step journal for moving toward recovery from codependence. Read More

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The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad s relationship with his equally offbeat son complete with fast car...s, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble John Robison was not your typical dad. Diagnosed with Asperger s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. Instead of a speech about the birds and the bees, he told his son, Cubby, that he d bought him at the Kid Store and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would ?do all chores.? While other parents played catch with their kids, John taught Cubby to drive the family s antique Rolls-Royce. Still, Cubby seemed to be turning out pretty well, at least until school authorities decided that he was dumb and stubborn the very same thing John had been told as a child. Did Cubby have Asperger s too? The answer was unclear. One thing was clear, though: By the time he turned seventeen, Cubby had become a brilliant and curious chemist smart enough to make military-grade explosives and bring federal agents calling. With Cubby facing a felony trial and up to sixty years in prison both father and son were forced to take stock of their lives, finally accepting that being ?on the spectrum? is both a challenge and a unique gift. Read More

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Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, th...ere will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You ll find practical solutions for how to:- Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training - See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline not punishment - Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills - Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges - And much, much more!This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times. Read More

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The only annual college financial aid guide with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE aid forms! As ...seen in USA TODAY, the Wall Street Journal, Money, and the Los Angeles Times, Paying for College Without Going Broke will help you: ? Calculate the actual costs of college ? Increase your chances of receiving aid ? Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal if needed ? Plan strategically as an independent student or divorced or single parent ? Avoid costly mistakes when applying Paying for College Without Going Broke includes a foreword by Bill Clinton, as well as in-depth line-by-line strategies for filling out 2013-2014 aid forms, including the required federal FAFSA form. Read More

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

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MAKING BABIES offers a proven 3-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggre...ssive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Dr. David and Blakeway know a better way. Starting by identifying "fertility types," they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF. MAKING BABIES is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention. Dr. David and Blakeway are revolutionizing the fertility field, one baby at a time. Read More

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What do we wish most for our children? Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course! Fortunately, a wide array of sc...ientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain. Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do s and don ts in action, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley s Greater Good Science Center, boils the process down to 10 simple happiness-inducing steps. With great wit, wisdom, and compassion, Carter covers the day-to-day pressure points of parenting how best to discipline, get kids to school and activities on time, and get dinner on the table as well as the more elusive issues of helping children build healthy friendships and develop emotional intelligence. In these 10 key steps, she helps you interact confidently and consistently with your kids to foster the skills, habits, and mindsets that will set the stage for positive emotions now and into their adolescence and beyond. Inside you will discover ? the best way avoid raising a brat changing bad habits into good ones ? tips on how to change your kids attitude into gratitude ? the trap of trying to be perfect and how to stay clear of its pitfalls ? the right way to praise kids and why too much of the wrong kind can be just as bad as not enough ? the spirit of kindness how to raise kind, compassionate, and loving children ?strategies for inspiring kids to do boring (but necessary) tasks and become more self-motivated in the process Complete with a series of ?try this? tips, secrets, and strategies, Raising Happiness is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you instill joy in your kids and, in the process, become more joyful yourself. Read More

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In Boys Should Be Boys, one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today s boys ...to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys?rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood, including ? why rules and boundaries are crucial?and why boys feel lost without them ? how the outdoors is still the best playground, offering the sense of adventure that only Mother Nature can provide ? the essential ways to preserve a boy s innocence (and help him grow up) ? the pitfalls moms and dads face when talking to their sons ? why moody and rebellious boys are not normal?and how to address such behavior ? how and when the ?big? questions in life should be discussed: why he is here, what his purpose is, and why he is important Parents are blessed with intuition and heart, but raising sons is a daunting responsibility. This uplifting guide makes the job a little easier. Read More

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The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Each y...ear, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home, including: ?Fully customizable exercises that target physical, sensory, and academic performance ?A behavior modification plan ?Advice for identifying food sensitivities that play a hidden role ?A follow-up program that helps to ensure lasting results Read More

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Suzy Giordano, affectionately known as "The Baby Coach," shares her highly effective sleep-training method in this step-by-step gu...ide to let both baby and parent enjoy long, peaceful nights. Full of common sense and specific tips, the Baby Coach s plan offers time- and family-tested techniques to help any baby up to the age of 18 months who has trouble sleeping through the night. Originally developed for newborn multiples, this sleep-training method worked so well with twins and triplets that families with singletons and older babies began asking Suzy to share her recipe for success, resulting in: regular feeding times; 12 hours sleep at night; three hours sleep during the day; peace of mind for parent and baby; and less strain on parents - and their marriage. This edition includes a new chapter on implementing the program with babies up to 18 months. Read More

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"Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I a...ct out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children s unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child and within the adoptive home. Read More

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A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones ?This is the best book on relations...hips I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.? Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship ?John Gottman is our leading explorer of the inner world of relationships. In The Relationship Cure, he has found gold once again.?William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart ?When he says his five steps will help you build better connections with the people you care about, you know that they have been demonstrated to work.? E. Mavis Heatherington, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Virginia From the country s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work. In The Relationship Cure, Dr. Gottman: * Reveals the key elements of healthy relationships, emphasizing the importance of what he calls ?emotional connection? * Introduces the powerful new concept of the emotional ?bid,? the fundamental unit of emotional connection * Provides remarkably empowering tools for improving the way you bid for emotional connection and how you respond to others bids Read More

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More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the d...isease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer s also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease s progression help the patient talk about the illness face the issue of driving make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible adjust room design for the patient s comfort deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression Read More

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Jenny McCarthy s hilarious, no-holds-barred personality has made her an instantly recognizable TV personality and a bestselling au...thor. In Baby Laughs she examines the full range of challenges that new mothers face, including: ? The humiliations of postnatal ?numbing spray,? Tucks medicated pads, and adult diapers; jelly belly, balding, and gum disease; and becoming a ?five-foot puke rag? for the baby ? Heart-stopping terrors, such as baby manicures, breathing checks, and burp failures ? Inadequacies, such as lullaby illiteracy and the need for a ?heavy rotation? of toys, videos, and mobiles ? Daddy antics, such as infant wrestling, home-movie mania, sleeping like a log, and expecting sex ? Dueling grandmas, germ-ridden guests, Olympic-class competitive mommies, anorexic pets and much more. Mothers and fathers will find much-needed relief and insight in this sometimes touching, sometimes gritty, but always perceptive and outrageously funny account of what it truly means to have your very own small bundle of joy. Read More

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Redesigned with a new cover and additional content, this Peter Rabbit baby book updates the original favorite. Each page records t...he story of that special and unforgettable first year of a baby s life, featuring spaces for parents torecord landmark events from the first smile to the first party. A special pocket at the back helps to store precious keepsakes to be kept and cherished for a lifetime. Read More

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For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and health...iest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book. Read More

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Let the trusted authors of Your Pregnancy? Week by Week the book you relied on while you were pregnant guide you through baby s re...markable, sometimes mind-boggling first year. With easy-to-understand information at your fingertips, you ll know what to look for and understand what s happening. This book will provide you with the skills necessary to support and encourage baby s growth. Thoroughly revised and updated, Your Baby s First Year? Week by Week includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, plus more than 50 new topics everything from food allergies to cord-blood banking. It also features the essential milestones of baby s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development on a weekly basis. Valuable information includes: Common medical problems: what to look for and when to call baby s pediatrician Bonding with baby: from baby massage to talking, what you can do to create a meaningful connection Feeding baby: breast milk or formula? and introducing solids Sleeping habits: how to improve the situation for the entire family Vaccination guidelines: learn about the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Playing with baby: how to help develop baby s cognitive, social and motor skills through play and with toys, many of them homemade Baby gear: the latest on carriers, high chairs, swings, cribs, clothing, diapers and everything else you may need Read More

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Any parent who s been through the rigors of an infant invasion knows that the real poop, er, scoop, rarely gets recorded in those ...precious little keepsake books. After all, those books don t cover all the really gross and fascinating stuff that makes parents laugh, scream, and scratch their heads. The Inappropriate Baby Book, however, has the good stuff covered. A real baby book for real parents, The Inappropriate Baby Book offers a unique and hysterical way to commemorate those decidedly non-Kodak moments that compose the better part of the newborn experience. Herein, you ll find room to record such facts as:You were introduced to a rectal thermometer on this day: _______.The first person you peed on was _______.Your mom was embarrassed by breast leakage in the following places: _________.Your first poop happened on this day: _______, and was this color: _________.Now, that s the kind of information that should not be lost to posterity!Sure, babies are cute, but they are also stinky, sticky, soggy, and otherwise inappropriate. So don t sugarcoat the story-let The Inappropriate Baby Book help you tell it like it really is.The book includes an envelope affixed to the last page so that an inappropriate memento can be saved forever. (Or at least until the little angel s prom night!) Read More

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The Pocket Parent is a lifesaver of tried-and-true advice, common sense, parental wisdom, and sanity. Its philosophy of discipline... marries unconditional love with firm limits; its strategies bring both immediate relief and long-term understanding to children s behavior problems. "At last, a how-to book on parenting that has depth as well as offering excellent, practical advice." (Stanley Turecki, M.D., Author of The Difficult Child and Normal Kids Have Problems Too "A superb handbook for parents: humane, reassuring, practical. Thirty years ago when I was a young mother, Dr. Spock was on my bedside table. If I were that mother today, The Pocket Parent would be there, as well as in my purse, my car, and anywhere else I could consult it at a moment s notice." (Carolyn Newberger, Ed,D., (Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School) "Written in a positive compassionate tone and sprinkled with personal anecdotes, this invaluable compendium offers expert wisdom for positively shaping children s behavior while strengthening family bonds." (Marianne Neifert, M.D., "Dr Mom", Contributing Editor to Parenting Magazine) Read More

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Parents will do almost anything to get their kids to eat healthier, but unfortunately, they ve found that begging, pleading, threa...tening, and bribing don t work. With their patience wearing thin, parents will ?give in? for the sake of family peace, and reach for ?kiddie? favorites-often nutritionally inferior choices such as fried fish sticks, mac n cheese, Pop-sicles, and cookies. Missy Chase Lapine, former publisher of Eating Well magazine, faced the same challenges with her two young daughters, and she sought a solution. Now in The Sneaky Chef, Lapine presents over 75 recipes that ingeniously disguise the most important superfoods inside kids favorite meals. With the addition of a few simple make-ahead purees or clever replacements, (some may surprise you!) parents can pack more fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants in their kids foods. Examples of ?Sneaky? recipes include: No Harm Chicken Parm Power Pizza Incognito Burritos Guerilla Grilled Cheese Brainy Brownies Health-by-Chocolate Cookies Quick fixes for Jell-O(R) Read More

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The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of ?high sensitivi...ty? in children?and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of ?high sensitivity? and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from?and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or ?fussy,?or classified as ?problem children? (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: ? The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child ? The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC ? How to soothe highly sensitive infants ? Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world ? Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. Read More

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Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn t think so. Back then, most experts belie...ved that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends. It s hard to cling to that belief today. An avalanche of research over the past twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically programmed, and important to how children are raised, disciplined, and educated. In Why Gender Matters, psychologist and family physician Dr. Leonard Sax leads parents through the mystifying world of gender differences by explaining the biologically different ways in which children think, feel, and act. He addresses a host of issues, including discipline, learning, risk taking, aggression, sex, and drugs, and shows how boys and girls react in predictable ways to different situations. For example, girls are born with more sensitive hearing than boys, and those differences increase as kids grow up. So when a grown man speaks to a girl in what he thinks is a normal voice, she may hear it as yelling. Conversely, boys who appear to be inattentive in class may just be sitting too far away to hear the teacher especially if the teacher is female. Likewise, negative emotions are seated in an ancient structure of the brain called the amygdala. Girls develop an early connection between this area and the cerebral cortex, enabling them to talk about their feelings. In boys these links develop later. So if you ask a troubled adolescent boy to tell you what his feelings are, he often literally cannot say. Dr. Sax offers fresh approaches to disciplining children, as well as gender-specific ways to help girls and boys avoid drugs and early sexual activity. He wants parents to understand and work with hardwired differences in children, but he also encourages them to push beyond gender-based stereotypes. A leading proponent of single-sex education, Dr. Sax points out specific instances where keeping boys and girls separate in the classroom has yielded striking educational, social, and interpersonal benefits. Despite the view of many educators and experts on child-rearing that sex differences should be ignored or overcome, parents and teachers would do better to recognize, understand, and make use of the biological differences that make a girl a girl, and a boy a boy. Read More

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You Can Start a Revolution in Your Family . . . Tonight ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It s about lea...rning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids behavior . . . for their benefit. Our biggest enemy as parents is not the TV, the Internet, or even drugs. Our biggest enemy is our own emotional reactivity. When we say we ?lost it? with our kids, the ?it? in that sentence is our own adulthood. And then we wonder why our kids have so little respect for us, why our kids seem to have all the power in the family. It s time to do it differently. And you can. You can start to create and enjoy the types of calm, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your kids that you ve always craved. You can begin to revolutionize your family, starting tonight. Parenting is not about kids, it s about parents. If you re not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that s inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics. Moving beyond the child-centered, technique-based approaches that ultimately fail, the ScreamFree way compels you to: focus on yourself calm yourself down, and grow yourself up By staying calm and connected with your kids, you begin to operate less out of your deepest fears and more out of your highest principles, revolutionizing your relationships in the process. ScreamFree Parenting is not just another parenting book. It s the first parenting book that maintains from beginning to end that parenting is NOT about kids . . . it s about parents. As parents pay more attention to controlling their own behavior instead of their kids behavior, the result is stronger, more rewarding, and more fulfilling family relationships. For those of you reading who are parents, know parents, or have had parents, the notion that the greatest thing you can do for your children is to learn to focus on yourself may sound strange, even heretical. It s not. Here s why: we are the only ones we can control. We cannot control our kids we cannot control the behavior of any other human being. And yet, so many ?experts? keep giving us more tools (?techniques?) to help us try to do just that. And, of course, the more we try to control, the more out of control our children become. ?Don t make me come up there.? ?Don t make me pull this car over.? ?How many times do I have to tell you?? Even our language suggests that our kids have control over us. It s no wonder that we end up screaming. Or shutting down. Or simply giving up. And the charts, refrigerator magnets, family meetings, and other techniques in most typical parenting books just don t work. They end up making us feel more frustrated and more powerless in this whole parenting thing. This practical, effective guide for parents of all ages with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. Well-written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book is sensible, straightforward, and based on the experiences of hundreds of actual families. It will help all parents become calming authorities in their homes, bring peace to their families today, and give kids what they need to grow into caring, self-directed adults tomorrow. Read More

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Raising children these days can be daunting. But if anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it s Dr. Kevin Leman. ...Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline--a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works--this internationally known psychologist, author, and father of five shows parents how to - understand why children misbehave and what to do about it - foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries - set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges - and much more Real-life examples, questions at the end of each chapter, and a discussion guide for individual or group use make this book an engaging read for parents, teachers, and child care providers. With over a million copies in print, readers can t go wrong with this classic and continual best-seller-now in a fun, new package. A compassionate and no-nonsense approach to child-raising that teaches parents how to reasonably command discipline from their children while cultivating their love and respect. By the bestselling author of The Birth Order Book. Read More

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"There is no such thing as time," the patient said. "Dying is like walking from the living room into the dining room. There are no... beginnings and no endings." Then he closed his eyes for the last time. Tender, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, Glimpses of Heaven gives you an intimate look at the final thoughts, words, and visions of terminally ill and dying people. Through the eyes of former hospice nurse Trudy Harris, you ll experience more than forty true stories that paint a reassuring picture of life s end. You ll marvel at how patients received exactly what they needed to see or hear in order to die peacefully and well. And you ll find great hope and peace in knowing that God goes to great lengths to redeem, comfort, and prepare His children to come home. Whether you are facing the death of a loved one or confronting a terminal disease, Glimpses of Heaven will touch your heart and reassure you of the great love and peace God longs for you to receive. "As I read this book, I cried, I laughed, and I thought of my own mortality. What wonderful stories Trudy has given us, and what a wonderful gift to those who will read this book." Bob Losure, former CNN Headline News anchor Trudy Harris, RN, is a former hospice nurse and president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring. Taking on additional roles in marketing, public relations, and fund-raising, Harris raised more than $45 million in capital contributions for HFC. She is now retired and lives in Florida with her husband. Read More

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Have you ever heard of your inner child? Well, this is the classic book that started it all. In 1987, Charlie Whitfield s breakthr...ough concept of the child within that part of us which is truly alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled launched the inner child movement. Healing the Child Within describes how the inner child is lost to trauma and loss, and how by recovering it, we can heal the fear, confusion and unhappiness of adult life. Eighteen years and more than a million copies sold later, Healing the Child Within is a perennial selling classic in the field of psychology. And it is even more timely today than it was in 1987. Recent brain research, particularly on the effects of trauma on the brain of developing children, has supported Whitfield s intuitive understanding as a psychiatrist. About HCI Recovery Classics HCI s recovery backlist contains some of the most important and best-selling works in the recovery field. These books are still sought after today, selling more than 100,000 copies per year. Our new line of branded books features expanded editions of our top recovery titles, new introductions, updates on pertinent recent developments in the field, and contemporary new covers and packaging. Whitfield s book is a road map you can follow from discovery to recovery, helping you create the gift of personal freedon in your life. Read More

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Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With... humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and substance use with clear, easy-to-follow suggestions for setting limits while maintaining a close and loving relationship. Find out why Dr. T. Berry Brazelton calls Getting to Calm required reading for any parent who struggles with their teen! Read More

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The toddler years are the learning fields and you need a trustworthy guide to take you through the unfolding maze of your child s ...developing world. On Becoming Toddlerwise is a tool chest of workable strategies and ideas that multiplies your child s learning opportunities in a loving and nurturing way. This resource is as practical as it is informative. A parenting guidebook which covers milestones in the second year, from walking to potty training. Read More

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In 1994, Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues at the University of Washingto made a startling announcement: Through scientific obs...ervation and mathematical analysis, they could predict with more than 90 percent accuracy whether a marriage would succeed or fail. The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing marriage into a successful one, so Gottman teamed up with his clinical psychologist wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, to develop intervention methods. Now the Gottmans, together with the Love Lab research facility, have put these ideas into practice. In Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, the Gottmans share this vital information so that couples can develop the skills to turn their relationship problems around and create strong, lasting unions. What emerged from the Gottmans collaboration and decades of research is a body of advice that s based on two surprisingly simple truths: Happily married couples behave like good friends, and they handle their conflicts in gentle, positive ways. The authors offer an intimate look at ten couples who have learned to work through potentially destructive problems extramarital affairs, workaholism, parenthood adjustments, serious illnesses, lack of intimacy and examine what they ve done to improve communication and get their marriages back on track. Giving an insider s view of the Love Lab, the Gottmans take the reader step-by-step through the couples conversations, before and after they are counseled. The authors also provide an analysis of the couples interactions, identifying their core problems and offering suggestions for resolving them. By ?listening? to the discussions in this way, you will learn to detect the most common stumbling blocks of a relationship and most important how to avoid them. Hundreds of thousands have seen their relationships improve thanks to the Gottmans work. Whether you want to make a strong relationship more fulfilling or rescue one that s headed for disaster, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage is essential reading. From inside the famed Gottman Institute, aka the ?Love Lab?: ten scientifically proven, practical ways to strengthen your marriage ?We don t feel close anymore.? ?You never talk to me.? ?We only have time for the kids.? ?All you do is work.? ?You don t care about my dreams.? Do you recognize yourself, or your spouse, in any of these statements? If so, Dr. John Gottman and his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, say you shouldn t be surprised. In fact, their decades of scientific research have shown that most couples face these and other serious problems but what the Gottmans have proven is that such difficulties don t have to lead to a broken relationship, or even divorce. In Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, the Gottmans provide vital tools scientifically based and empirically verified that you can use to regain affection and romance lost through years of ineffective communication. You ll strengthen your relationship and make it the most fulfilling it can be. ISBN-13: 9781400050192 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 6/26/2007 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 288 Sales rank: 214,066 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d) 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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You ve forgiven a thousand times. You ve bent over backwards to make your partner feel loved and accepted. But the only reward for... your loyalty has been anger, indifference, infidelity, or abuse. Your spouse may even be ready to walk out the door. Do you feel like all is lost? Are you ready to give up? There IS still hope. Dr. James Dobson s ?tough love? principles have proven to be uniquely valuable and effective. Unlike most approaches to marriage crisis, the strategy in this groundbreaking classic does not require the willing cooperation of both spouses. Love Must Be Tough offers the guidance that gives you the best chance of rekindling romance, renewing your relationship, and drawing your partner back into your arms. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior such as tantrums, resistance to chor...es, and negativity becomes chronic, it can cause big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, child and family psychologist Dr. Jeff Bernstein has developed a ground-breaking 10-day program to help parents gain back control over their defiant child or teen. This powerful and exceptionally reader-friendly guide explains what causes defiance in kids, why it s so destructive to the family, and shows parents step-by-step how they can end the behavior. Simple-to-follow and extremely effective, 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child will bring much-needed relief to the millions of frustrated parents out there living with defiant children. Read More

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Surviving a Borderline Parent is the first step-by-step guide for adult children of parents with borderline personality disorder. ...Between 6 and 10 million people in the US suffer from borderline personality disorder. This book teaches adult children how to overcome the devastating effects of growing up with a parent who suffers from BPD. Although relatively common, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often overlooked or misdiagnosed by therapists and clinicians and denied by those who suffer from it. Symptoms of this problem include unpredictability, violence and uncontrollable anger, deep depression and self-abuse. Parents with BPD are often unable to provide for the basic physical and emotional needs of their children. In an ironic and painful role reversal, BPD parents can actually raise children to be their caretakers. They may burden even very young children with adult responsibilities. If you were raised by a BPD parent, your childhood was a volatile and painful time. This book, the first written specifically for children of borderline parents, offers step-by-step guidance to understanding and overcoming the lasting effects of being raised by a person suffering from this disorder. Discover specific coping strategies for dealing with issues common to children of borderline parents: low self-esteem, lack of trust, guilt, and hypersensitivity. Make the major decision whether to confront your parent about his or her condition. Read More

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A classic book on home birth since 1977, this new edition contains updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new bi...rthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. In this day and age, a book that celebrates natural childbirth and returns birth to the family is more important than ever. Read More

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Being a parent is usually all about giving of yourself to foster your child s growth and development. But what happens when this i...sn t the case? Some parents dismiss the needs of their children, asserting their own instead, demanding attention and reassurance from even very young children. This may especially be the case when a parent has narcissistic tendencies or narcissistic personality disorder. From the author of Working with the Self-Absorbed and Loving the Self-Absorbed, this major revision of a self-help classic offers a step-by-step approach to resolving conflict and building a meaningful relationship with a narcissistic parent. Children of the Self-Absorbed offers clear definitions of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder to help you identify the extent of your parent s problem. You ll learn the different types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on relationships. With the aid of proven techniques, you ll discover that you re not helpless against your parent s behavior and that you needn t consider giving up on the relationship. Instead, realistic strategies and steps are suggested for learning to set mutually agreed upon behaviors that can help you fulfill your needs and expectations. Read More

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"Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach shows parents how to build a successful parenting program at ...home. Drawing from his experiences in evaluating and treating thousands of children and teens with ADHD, Dr. Vincent Monastra presents 10 "lessons" that are essential for promoting the success of kids with ADHD." In simple language, he explains the causes of ADHD and how nutrition, medication, and parental guidance can improve attention, concentration, and behavioral control. Recognizing the importance of school success, Dr. Monastra also outlines the educational rights of children with ADHD and ways to work with school districts to get your child the help he or she needs. Finally, this book describes nonconfrontational ways to teach your child essential life skills like organization, problem solving, and emotional control. Read More

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Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. ...Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together." Read More

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Discovering that your teen "cuts" is absolutely terrifying; before you understand what really motivates cutting, you may worry you...r child is contemplating suicide. What can you do to help when every attempt to address the behavior seems to push him or her further away? In this compassionate, straightforward book, Dr. Michael Hollander, a leading authority on self-injury, spells out the facts about cutting-and what to do to make it stop. You ll learn how overwhelming emotions lead some teens to hurt themselves, and how proven treatments-chief among them dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-can help your child become well again. Helping Teens Who Cut demonstrates how to talk to your teen about cutting without making it worse, and explains exactly what to look for in a therapist or treatment program. Drawing on decades of clinical experience as well as the latest research, Dr. Hollander provides concrete ways to help your son or daughter cope with extreme emotions without resorting to self-injury. You ll also learn practical communication and problem-solving skills that can reduce family stress, making it easier to care for yourself and your teen during the recovery process. About the Author: Michael Hollander, PhD maintains a private practice in psychotherapy, conducts DBT with adolescents at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and serves on the psychiatry teaching faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Read More

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Fourteen-year-old Eric is plagued by thoughts that germs on his hands could be making his family sick. Kelly, age 8, feels distres...sed if she can t count her pencils in multiples of four. No one wants to get rid of OCD more than they do--that s why Talking Back to OCD puts the power to beat obsessions and compulsions in their hands. This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. The first portion of each chapter teaches children and adolescents skills they can use to take charge of the illness. Instructions that follow show their parents how to provide encouragement and support. Based on the most effective known treatment for OCD, the book demonstrates ways to "boss back" when OCD butts in, enabling many youngsters and teens to eliminate their symptoms entirely. Early-onset OCD is as common as diabetes; this powerful book will help thousands of young people show this unwelcome visitor to the door. Read More

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People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny-but their behavior often drives ...away those closest to them. If you re struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions-and how to change the way you respond. Learn to use simple yet powerful strategies that can defuse crises, establish better boundaries, and radically transform your relationship. Empathic, hopeful, and science based, this is the first book for family and friends grounded in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment for BPD. Read More

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Moving her young family to her husband s hometown in northern France, Karen Le Billon is prepared for some cultural adjustment but... is surprised by the food education she and her family (at first unwillingly) receive. In contrast to her daughters, French children feed themselves neatly and happily eating everything from beets to broccoli, salad to spinach, mussels to muesli. The family s food habits soon come under scrutiny, as Karen is lectured for slipping her fussing toddler a snack "a recipe for obesity!" and forbidden from packing her older daughter a lunch in lieu of the elaborate school meal. The family soon begins to see the wisdom in the "food rules" that help the French foster healthy eating habits and good manners from the rigid "no snacking" rule to commonsense food routines that we used to share but have somehow forgotten. Soon, the family cures picky eating and learns to love trying new foods. But the real challenge comes when they move back to North America where their commitment to "eating French" is put to the test. The result is a family food revolution with surprising but happy results which suggest we need to dramatically rethink the way we feed children, at home and at school. Read More

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With its 101 stories from other parents and experts, this book will comfort, encourage, and uplift parents of children with autism... and Asperger s. If you are the parent of a child ? from newborn to college age ? with autism or Asperger s, you will find support, advice, and insight in these 101 stories from other parents and experts. Stories cover everything from the serious side and the challenges, to the lighter side and the positives, of having a special child on the autism spectrum. Read More

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Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions: More than 18 million American children are considered obese and are at risk fo...r health problems. In fact, today s generation of kids may be the first to experience shorter life spans than their parents. Leading pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff s Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right teaches kids how to make healthy choices based on the principles of the traffic light: green light foods are nutritious, yellow light foods are eaten in moderation, and red light foods are occasional treats. The program, which has a proven 96 percent success rate, can be tailored to suit any child s age, gender, and weight goals. Snacks and meals are designed to ensure that kids get the nutrients they need to not only lose or maintain weight, but to grow strong, healthy bodies. Complete with sample menus, recipes, and an index of more than 1,000 color-coded foods, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right provides a practical solution for one of the biggest health crises facing America s children. Read More

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