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Welcoming your little one into the world can be scary. Get answers to all of your burning questions from the many books that offer advice on parenting. Ask your friends for recommendations or read online reviews to help choose the ones best suited to your situation and parenting style.
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The perfect journal for parents in need of a special place to gather their daily thoughts and seek a little inspiration.

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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive... clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions and get them in check so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right ?consequence,? look no further. You re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way. Read More

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"The drawings aren t very good, Mama." Crappy Boy, age 5 Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know.... I m Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you re not the one wiping it up. This book won t make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you re not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know. Read More

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

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Newly revised, featuring the most up-to-date research, effective strategies, and real-life stories The spirited child often called... "difficult" or "strong-willed" possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more" by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this revised edition of the award-winning classic, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Kurcinka provides vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you: understand your child s­ and your own temperamental traits discover the power of positive rather than negative labels cope with the tantrums and power struggles when they do occur plan for success with a simple four-step program develop strategies for handling mealtimes, sibling rivalry, bedtimes, holidays, and school, among other situations "A spirited child, often called difficult or strong-willed, has certain needs that may make parents feel overwhelmed and frustrated; this book explains how to understand and nurture these special children." Read More

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The groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intract...able behaviours, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field, now updated to include the most recent research. Almost everyone knows an explosive child, one whose frequent, severe fits of temper leave his or her parents standing helpless in their fear, frustration, and guilt. Most of these parents have tried everything reasoning, behaviour modification, therapy, medication but to no avail. They wonder if their child is deviant or just plain bad. Dr. Ross Greene has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren t bad, and neither are their parents. Rather, explosive children suffer from a physiological deficiency in frustration tolerance and flexibility. Throughout this compassionate book, Dr. Greene demonstrates why traditional treatments don t work for these kids and offers a new conceptual framework for understanding their behaviour, along with new language to describe it. He explains the latest neuroscience findings about the importance of flexibility, and, most important, he shows parents specific, practical ways they can recognize the signs of an impending explosion, defuse tension, and reduce frustration levels for the entire family. For parents, psychologists, educators and ADHD groups. In addition to the scientific foundation of the book, Greene addresses parents in practical ways that will help show results in difficult children and their effect on families. Read More

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

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Parents need help to teach their teens how to make decisions responsibly and do so without going crazy or damaging the relationshi...p. Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, from the duo who wrote Parenting with Love and Logic, empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers. Covering a wide range of real-life issues teens face including divorce, ADD, addiction, and sex this book gives you the tools to help your teens find their identity and grow in maturity. Indexed for easy reference. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to paren...t effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles. Indexed for easy reference. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman ...investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life? Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin. Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way. Read More

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The secret behind France s astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, sh...e doesn t aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren t doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her American friends take a year or more. French kids eat well-rounded meals that are more likely to include braised leeks than chicken nuggets. And while her American friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play. Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. There s no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. French mothers assume that even good parents aren t at the constant service of their children and that there s no need to feel guilty about this. They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy. Of course, French parenting wouldn t be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. In fact, French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They re just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are- by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don t just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is. While finding her own firm non, Druckerman discovers that children-including her own-are capable of feats she d never imagined. Read More

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

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

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Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father s role in nu...rturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child s eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies dependency needs. "The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B s" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby s cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here s all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting. Read More

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How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can t believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to ...me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents workshops that combined Siegel s cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell s thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children. 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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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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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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In this elegant approach to the often-elusive subject of sensory integration, Carol Kranowitz, M.A. (author of the best-selling bo...ok The Out-of-Sync Child) and expert occupational therapists Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L, Lynn Balzer-Martin, PhD, OTR, Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Elizabeth Haber, MS, OTR/L, and Deanna Iris Sava, MS, OTR/L, have assembled an extensive and easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that will be invaluable to every teacher (and parent) who has children with sensory processing challenges. You ll find tried-and-true instructions for developing fine-motor, ?organizing,? and motor-planning skills, and for providing an appropriate ?Sensory Diet? that will benefit all your students. Checklists help you identify students who have difficulty processing sensory information. With up to 20% of the students in any given classroom affected by Sensory Processing Disorder, Answers to Questions is an invaluable resource for teachers of preschool through high school. Winner of Learning magazine s Teachers Choice Award, this book and the tools within it will help teachers learn how to: Recognize Sensory Processing Disorder Understand how Sensory Processing Disorder may interfere with a child s motor coordination, muscle tone, fine motor skills, visual perception, and relationships with others Discern a child s unique pattern of out-of-sync behavior Help a child recover after a meltdown Develop strategies to prevent future meltdowns Approach a child who is simultaneously oversensitive to one kind of stimulation and undersensitive to another kind Help children identify their own needs for the right amount of sensory stimulation Collaborate with parents, occupational therapists, and other professionals on a child s behalf Provide a safe, appropriate, ?sensory diet? in the classroom that will benefit all students Structure a calm and organized classroom Manage his or her own behavior when a child ?pushes those buttons? Finally, this book will help teachers to always remember that these are good children who are trying their best in a confusing world! Contents include: What Is Sensory Integration? What Is Occupational Therapy? How to Get the Most Out of Answers to Questions Teachers Ask Comparison of Typical Sensory Processing and Sensory Processing Disorder Organizing Sensory Input and Activities for the Classroom Classroom Accommodation Checklist Infants and Toddlers Checklist (Birth to Age Two) Preschool Checklist (Age Three to Four) School-Age Checklist (Age Five to Twelve) Adult/Adolescent Checklist (Age Twelve and Up) Balzer-Martin Preschool Screening Teachers Checklist Characteristics of Tactile Dysfunction Characteristics of Vestibular Dysfunction Characteristics of Proprioceptive Dysfunction Characteristics of Visual Dysfunction Characteristics of Auditory Dysfunction Heavy Work Activities List for Teachers And more! Read More

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These top-selling bookmarks offer hours of creative fun! Each package includes 30 bookmarks that measure 2 1/2 inches wide by 6 in...ches tall. Designed to be decorated our bookmarks include embellishment ideas on the back. Printed on sturdy card stock they have a center hole punched near the top for securing a tassel or tie. This great craft project appeals to all ages and make wonderful gifts for children to decorate and give to their family and friends! 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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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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For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and ...guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children s college years from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information. When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What issues of identity and intimacy await students? What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students and for parents? What is different about today s college environment? What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes? Read More

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A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestse...lling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time -- peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Dr. Neufeld has dubbed this phenomenon peer orientation, which refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of behaviour. But peer orientation undermines family cohesion, poisons the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth culture. It provides a powerful explanation for schoolyard bullying and youth violence; its effects are painfully evident in the context of teenage gangs and criminal activity, in tragedies such as in Littleton, Colorado; Tabor, Alberta and Victoria, B.C. It is an escalating trend that has never been adequately described or contested until Hold On to Your Kids. Once understood, it becomes self-evident -- as do the solutions. Hold On to Your Kids will restore parenting to its natural intuitive basis and the parent-child relationship to its rightful preeminence. The concepts, principles and practical advice contained in Hold On to Your Kids will empower parents to satisfy their children s inborn need to find direction by turning towards a source of authority, contact and warmth. Something has changed. One can sense it, one can feel it, just not find the words for it. Children are not quite the same as we remember being. They seem less likely to take their cues from adults, less inclined to please those in charge, less afraid of getting into trouble. Parenting, too, seems to have changed. Our parents seemed more confident, more certain of themselves and had more impact on us, for better or for worse. For many, parenting does not feel natural. Adults through the ages have complained about children being less respectful of their elders and more difficult to manage than preceding generations, but could it be that this time it is for real? -- from Hold On to Your Kids From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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

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

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

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

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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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Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They ve tried the... countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction. Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don t work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God s love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children. Releasing in an affordable trade paper edition, this revolutionary book presents a whole new way to nurture a healthy family. Read More

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From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information... you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you: *Make sense of your child s symptoms. *Get an accurate diagnosis. *Work with school and health care professionals to get needed support. *Learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior. *Strengthen your child s academic and social skills. *Use rewards and incentives effectively. *Restore harmony at home. Updated throughout with current research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts about medications and about what causes (and doesn t cause) ADHD. See also Dr. Barkley s bestselling Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit Read More

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Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But at least ten percent of children have excessive fears ...and worries phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help. Now in its second edition, Helping Your Anxious Child has been expanded and updated to include the latest research and techniques for managing child anxiety. The book offers proven effective skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to aid you in helping your child overcome intense fears and worries. You ll also find out how to relieve your child s anxious feelings while parenting with compassion. Inside, you will learn to: Help your child practice ?detective thinking? to recognize irrational worries What to do when your child becomes frightened How to gently and gradually expose your child to challenging situations Help your child learn important social skills This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives. 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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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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"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 simple yet revolutionary alternative to helicopter parenting and tiger moms Tired of nagging, pleading, negotiating, or yelling ...just to get your kids to do the simple things you ask? There is a better way. The best English import since Supernanny and an instant bestseller in the U.K., Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting brings the joy back into family life. Based on her forty-plus years of experience, behavioral specialist Noël Janis-Norton outlines a clear, step-by-step plan that will help any parent raise a child who is cooperative and considerate, confident and self-reliant. Transform your family life with these five strategies: Descriptive Praise, Preparing for Success, Reflective Listening, Never Ask Twice and Rewards and Consequences. You ll begin to see results almost immediately: • Kids start cooperating the first time • Mornings, bedtimes, mealtimes and homework all become easier • Even very resistant kids start saying? yes? instead of ?no? Full of examples and real stories from parents, this book gives you the complete tool-kit to achieve Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting. ?The instruction manual every parent should read? Helena Bonham Carter Read More

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

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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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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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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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?For decades, people have been asking me to write this book. The Artist s Way focuses on a creative recovery. We re-cover the grou...nd we have traveled in our past. The Artist s Way for Parents focuses on creative cultivation, where we consciously and playfully put our children on a healthy creative path toward the future.? Julia Cameron From the bestselling author of The Artist s Way comes the most highly requested addition to Julia Cameron s canon of work on the creative process. The Artist s Way for Parents provides an ongoing spiritual toolkit that parents can enter and re-enter at any pace and at any point in their child s early years. According to Cameron: ?Every child is creative and every parent is creative. Your child requires joy, and exercising creativity, both independently and together, makes for a happy and fulfilling family life.? Focusing on parents and their children from birth to age twelve, The Artist s Way for Parents builds on the foundation of The Artist s Way and shares it with the next generation. Using spiritual concepts and practical tools, this book will assist parents as they guide their children to greater creativity. Read More

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