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Announcing Eating Well When You re Expecting, providing moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and delicious...ly through the nine months of pregnancy at home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When You re Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby s bloodstream? Help! I m entering my second trimester, and I m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae can I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes. Read More

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"More readable, more attractive, and more accessible? is how pregnant couples describe the latest edition of this million plus-cop...y seller! And, of course, it s got all the latest medical information and advice. The new edition is designed to expand the retail market for this authoritative and complete guide. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide is already one of the bestselling pregnancy books on the market, with more than one million copies in print! Now newly revised and redesigned, this comprehensive, authoritative ?bible? provides expectant couples with abundant, valuable information about pregnancy, labor, birth, the postpartum period, and newborn care. This award-winning book presents the latest research-based information on pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood, including: ? New information on complementary-medicine approaches such as acupuncture ? Updated information on interventions during childbirth ? Revised statistics and discussions on cesarean birth and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) ? New advice on informed decision-making, one of the hottest topics in maternity care today ? Plus much, much more! The book has been redesigned so it s more accessible and reader-friendly, with more photos, illustrations, and boxed features that allow for important information to be highlighted. Also included in the new design are fun and informative sidebars, such as ?Common QandAs? about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care; ?In Their Own Words,? in which parents describe their pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting experiences from their point of view; and ?Fact or Fiction?? in which the authors present common misinformation and the facts. New to this edition is an accompanying website, www.PCNGuide.com, where readers can find additional maternity care information as well as helpful forms and worksheets. Mom s Choice Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (2010) ? GOLD AWARD: Pregnancy and Childbirth; iParenting Media Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) ? Best Products Winner: Book; Living Now Book Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (2009) ? Family (Parenting/Health/Safety): BRONZE AWARD; National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) ? GOLD AWARD: Parenting Resources; USABookNews.com Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) ? WINNER: Parenting/Family: Pregnancy and Childbirth; ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2008) ? FINALIST: Parenting 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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You ve just had a baby. Everything is perfect. Then the hospital sends you home without an instruction manual?. Baby expert Gina ...Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide. One of Great Britain s top parenting experts, she draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the stresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you ll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition, Ford shares her expertise on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery. With this easy-to-follow guide, Ford will have your whole family sleeping through the night happily and peacefully in no time. Read More

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Bracingly candid, sweetly indignant, and writing with an unchecked sense of entitlement, the Internet s wildly popular Honest Todd...ler delivers a guide to the parenting techniques he deems acceptable (keep the cake coming and the apple juice undiluted). The toddler stage can be a rude awakening for parents, whose sweet infants morph, seemingly overnight, into tyrants ready to turn simple errands into hellish and humiliating experiences. Trying to convince your defiant darling to do something as simple as put on her shoes can feel like going to war. It s not all blood, sweat, and tears, though. Toddlers can be charming little creatures, with their unfettered enthusiasm, wide grins, and ready hugs. In fact, what makes toddlers so fascinating is their unique blend of cute and demonic behavior. A toddler will take your hand and say "I love you," then slap you in the face. Now, The Honest Toddler provides an indispensable guide to parenting that places the toddler s happiness front and center. Who better to instruct parents on the needs of toddlers than a toddler himself? In a voice that is at once inimitable and universal, The Honest Toddler turns his sharp eye to a wide range of subjects, including play date etiquette, meal preparation, healthy sleep habits, and the pernicious influence of self-appointed experts and so-called doctors. The result is a parenting guide like no other, one that will have moms and dads laughing through tears as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler. 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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Emergencies: when to call your child s physician immediately -what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and... injuries Common Illnesses: -when it s safe to treat your child at home -step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments Behavior Problems: -proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze -no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusal Health Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence: -essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education -ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems Read More

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

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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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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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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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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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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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In this revised edition you ll find over 100,000 up-to-date names that reflect the latest naming trends complete with origins, mea...nings, and variations. This includes ethnic names from over a hundred countries: nearly 19,000 English names, 12,000 Latin names, 10,000 Hebrew names, 11,000 Greek names, 9,000 African-American names, 9,000 Hispanic names, 8,000 French names, 8,000 Irish names, 7,000 German names, 4,000 Arabic names, and thousands of Scandinavian, Italian, Polish, Scottish, Welsh, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tai, Cambodian, African, Native American, Australian/Aboriginal, and Hawaiian names plus many more names from many more origins. You ll also find: Over 300 lists of fascinating names to consider Gender-neutral names shared by girls and boys Unique spellings of popular names The most-up-to-date lists of top 100 boys and girls names and the latest trends The most complete list of celebrity baby names Ideas for picking names for siblings A list of 12 factors to consider when choosing names This book will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love! Read More

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The best just got better. Expect the best! A brand-new fourth edition filled with the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant info...rmation on all things pregnancy. Realistic, supportive, easy to access, and overflowing with practical tips, covering everything you ll need and want to know about life s most amazing journey, from preconception planning to birth to those first miraculous weeks with a new baby. It s all here: the lowdown on lifestyle trends and life in the workplace; the latest in prenatal testing and alternative therapies; the best in birthing options. Comforting answers to hundreds of questions: ? I m so queasy I can t even eat for one. How can I eat for two? ? Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax? ? I m only in my second month why am I showing already? ? Can I stick to my normal workout routine while I m expecting? ? Why is my skin broken out and blotchy? And how can I cover it? ? What s safe when it comes to sex? ? I think I felt the baby kicking but I m not sure. How do I tell? ? Will my body ever be the same after I deliver? Read More

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Announcing the prequel. From Heidi Murkoff, author of America s bestselling pregnancy and parenting books, comes the must-have gui...de every expectant couple needs before they even conceive the first step in What to Expect: What to Expect Before You re Expecting. An estimated 11 million couples in the U.S. are currently trying to conceive, and medical groups now recommend that all hopeful parents plan for baby-making at least three months before they begin trying. And who better to guide wanna-be moms and dads step-by-step through the preconception (and conception) process than Heidi Murkoff? It s all here. Everything couples need to know before sperm and egg meet up. Packed with the same kind of reassuring, empathetic, and practical information and advice and tips that readers have come to expect from What to Expect, only sooner. Which baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams) and which fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); lifestyle adjustments that you ll want to make (cut back on cocktails and caffeine) and those you can probably skip (that switch to boxers). How to pinpoint ovulation, time lovemaking, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact (it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby) from myth (position matters). Plus, when to seek help and the latest on fertility treatments from Clomid and IVF to surrogacy and more. Complete with a fill-in fertility journal to keep track of the babymaking adventure and special tips throughout for hopeful dads. Next step? What to Expect When You re Expecting, of course. 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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Finally, a book that demystifies our daunting education system by giving parents the insights and strategies they need to build po...sitive relationships with teachers and connect to their children s learning in productive ways. Involved Parents = Better Students How do you ensure your child gets the best education possible when U.S. schools have become overburdened, test-driven institutions that rank only average worldwide? Decades of research confirm that when parents engage with their children s learning, kids do better in school and life. This straight-talking guide helps you: ? understand the critical role you play in your child s education, ? connect with educators in respectful ways, ? encourage a love of reading in your kids, ? minimize homework meltdowns and disorganization, ? support students who struggle academically, ? help children navigate social situations and bullying, and ? fuel your child s mind and body for learning. Parent involvement looks different for every family and every child. Packed with real stories and tested strategies, The Parent Backpack demystifies our complex education system and gives you the insights you need to help your kids thrive. Read More

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Any parent can become competent and confident with Dr. James Dobson s biblical insight and practical counsel. Now Dobson s two cla...ssic parenting handbooks, The Strong-Willed Child and Pareting Isn t for Cowards, come together to help you experience the success, fulfillment, and joy that raising children was meant to bring. These two bestsellers are packed with the sane, sensible, and easy-to-follow advice that every parent needs to guide kids from birth through adolescence. Read More

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The essential information contained on these pages reveals the truth about how a child is really performing in the classroom. Conc...erned parents can find the answers to: What is my child s learning style: auditory, visual, or tactile? Is my child s reading ability at grade level? What are the national standards in writing at my child s grade level? Does my child have special abilities in math? This easy-to-use manual is a roadmap to academic success. All parents who want their children to succeed in school need to read this book. Read More

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Funny, warm, poignant, and inspiring, this lovely gift book celebrates mothers in fine art reproductions and quotations. The well-...chosen words, from sources as diverse as Anne Morrow Lindbergh, President John F. Kennedy, and Erma Bombeck, take the reader on a journey through pregnancy, infancy, friendship, and personal reflection. The accompanying art, featuring 46 touching images of mothers and children, is drawn from the world s finest galleries and museums. 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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Now updated--our bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy With robust sales and its own four-part cable TV series, Pregna...ncy For Dummies has been a perennial favorite, giving parents-to-be authoritative, friendly, up-to-date advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth. This new edition offers all of the latest information expecting parents want to know, including expanded coverage on the health and well-being of both mother and child. It takes readers through the first, second, and third trimesters, providing new and updated coverage of prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, amniocentesis, new high-tech ultrasounds, and the revised FDA/USDA food pyramid. It also discusses the recent celebrity trend of "on-demand" cesarean sections, multiple births, what to expect in labor and delivery, postpartum care, choosing bottle or breastfeeding, preparing a home (and siblings) for a new baby, caring for preemies, and the mother s mental as well as physical health. "A thorough, accurate, and highly informative guide." --Los Angeles Times "This friendly, reassuring book will answer questions, help with significant decisions, and provide state-of-the-art guidance." Read More

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

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An information-packed, month-by-month guide to all the emotional, financial, and yes, even physical changes the father-to-be may e...xperience during the course of his partner s pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, The Expectant Father is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men. Read More

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The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. Most of our children are not prepared, ...and we know it. Parents around the world see the change and know that the traditional three R s reading, writing, and arithmetic are necessary, but not enough. Their children need to become far more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences. They need to increase their ability to think for themselves, take initiative, get along with others, and solve problems. Business leaders are not finding people whose skills and character match the demands of today s global economy, including strong communication, teamwork, analytical, technology, and organizational skills. They need young people who are self-motivated, creative, and have a strong work ethic. How will we bridge this ever-widening gap? The Leader in Me is the story of the extraordinary schools, parents, and business leaders around the world who are preparing the next generation to meet the great challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. In 1999, the A.B. Combs Elementary School in North Carolina was on the verge of being cut as a magnet school and needed to find new ways to educate its students. Teachers and administrators began teaching practical, principle-based leadership skills with remarkable results. In a short time, the number of students passing end-of-grade tests vaulted from 84 to 97 percent. Simultaneously, the school began reporting significant increases in students self-confidence, dramatic drops in discipline problems, and striking increases in teacher and administrator job satisfaction. Parents, meanwhile, reported equivalent improvements in their children s attitudes and behavior at home. As news of the school s success spread, schools around the world began adopting the mantra to "develop leaders, one child at a time." Business and civic leaders started partnering with schools in their communities to sponsor teacher training and student resources. Each school and family approached the principles differently, but the results were the same attentive, energized young people engaging in the world around them. The best way to prepare the next generation for the future is to emphasize the value of communication, cooperation, initiative, and unique, individual talent for nothing undermines confidence more than comparison. Whether in the classroom or at home, it is never too early to start applying leadership skills to everyday life. Drawing on the many techniques and examples that have already seen incredible success around the world, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today s young people, businesses, parents, and educators one that is perfectly matched to the global demands of the twenty-first century. Read More

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Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills,... despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses. Late, Lost, and Unprepared is a must-have book for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with: Impulse Control (taking turns, interrupting others, running off) Cognitive Flexibility (adapting to new situations, transitions, handling frustrations) Initiation (starting homework, chores, and major projects) Working Memory (following directions, note-taking, reading and retaining info) Planning and Organizing (completing and turning in homework, juggling schedules) Self-monitoring (making careless errors, staying on topic, getting into trouble but not understanding why) Written by clinical psychologists, Late, Lost, and Unprepared emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention: 1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run, and 2) building independent skills for long-term self-management. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book s organization--short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions--makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started. Part I, What You Need to Know, provides information about: what executive functions are and how weaknesses in these skills affectdevelopment; the impact of weak executive function on children s emotional lives and their families; how professionals assess executive function problems; and associated conditions (AD/HD--children with an AD/HD diagnosis always have executive skills issues--learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc.). Part II discusses What You Can Do About It including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations, and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles. Late, Lost, and Unprepared is chockful of ideas for helping your child or student be productive and independent--today and in the future. 2009 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): Honors Award! Read More

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Send your teenager out into the dating world equipped with the knowledge, strength, and communication skills to walk away from abu...sive relationships and to develop healthy ones. As our kids grow older and they start asserting their independence, we worry about their safety and well being. And when it comes to dating and intimacy, it is hard to know how to protect them when a would-be gentle relationship turns violent, be it verbally or physically. The fact is that as many as one in four high school and college-aged youth are affected by an abusive relationship. So, how do we as parents protect our kids from becoming another statistic? And how do we give them the self-assurance to leave a dangerous situation? In this informative guide for parents, Barry Levy and Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans, both experts in relationship violence, draw on their professional experience to provide guidance for getting through the relationship challenges kids, both gay and straight, face today. Here you ll discover: How to give your teen the skills to encourage healthy relationships Why many teenagers hide their abusive relationship How to recognize the warning signs of dating violence, including cyber abuse What to do if your child is the abuser, and when girls are the perpetrator of abuse Read More

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Are you the confused parent of a toddler? Are you constantly disappointing the 2T in your life? Are you tired, stressed out, and l...ooking for relief? I can t help you with that last one, but if you want to become an A+ servant to your small child, this book is for you. Who better to teach you about toddlers than another toddler? In this book you ll learn: ? How time-outs make you look like a fool ? Why potty training is not only unnecessary but unrealistic for children under eighteen ? Why toddler beds are OUT and letting your child sleep on the diagonal in your bed is IN ? The best way to apologize to your toddler for all of those Pinterest casseroles ? That when you love someone, you accept them as they are, pants or no pants The hard-hitting knowledge in The Honest Toddler will save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary whole grains and toothbrushes. Happy reading. You re doing the right thing. For once. Read More

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE THAT PARENTS WILL WANT FOR THEIR TEENS This thorough, concise guide offers s...traight talk about: ? The male and female body as it changes and matures. ? Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others. ? Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today s world. ? Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem. ? Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more. Praise for Being a Teen ?A frank and candid resource for adolescents.? People ?Fonda s warmth and love for the teen community is evident.? Publishers Weekly ?Clear, practical, and riveting, Being a Teen cuts away at myth, enhances teens self-esteem, and arms them with a trove of useful information. Beautifully organized . . . Any parent, teacher, coach, or doctor needs to read this authoritative guide. What a lifesaver for our boys and girls!? William S. Pollack, PhD, author of the international bestseller Real Boys and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School ?Being a Teen should be in the hands of every teen in the world. It is a myth-busting, fact-filled treasure full of life information all teens want and need to know.? Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Women s Bodies, Women s Wisdom ?Clear, unflinching, and nonjudgmental . . . a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence.? Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of Guyland ?A comprehensive, honest, fun-to-read book for today s teenagers. This delightful book will be used again and again.? The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, president, Religious Institute, and author of From Diapers to Dating ?Detailed, accurate and practical . . . an excellent resource.? Paul Kivel, author of Boys Will Be Men Read More

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This is book is about managing a daughter with cerebral palsy. It is for the persons with cerebral palsy and those who are helping... in managing the condition. Read More

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Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth stories the extraordinary, the ordinary, the terrifying, the sublime, the prof...ane It s an elemental, almost animalistic urge the expectant mother s hunger for birth narratives. Bookstores are filled with month-by-month pregnancy manuals, but the shelves are virtually empty of artful, entertaining, unvarnished accounts of labor and delivery the stories that new mothers need most. Here is a book that transcends the limits of how-to guides and honors the act of childbirth in the twenty-first century. Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon have gathered true birth stories by women who have made self-expression their business, including Cheryl Strayed, Julia Glass, Lauren Groff, Dani Shapiro, and many other luminaries. In Labor Day, you ll read about women determined to give birth naturally and others begging for epidurals; women who pushed for hours and women whose labors were over practically before they d started; women giving birth to twins and to ten-pound babies. These women give birth in the hospital, at home, in bathtubs, and, yes, even in the car. Some revel in labor, some fear labor, some feel defeated by labor, some are fulfilled by it and all are amazed by it. You will laugh, weep, squirm, perhaps groan in recognition, and undoubtedly gasp with surprise. And then you ll call every mother or mother-to-be that you know and say ?You MUST read Labor Day.? Contributors: Nuar Alsadir Amy Brill Susan Burton Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Lan Samantha Chang Phoebe Damrosch Claire Dederer Jennifer Gilmore Julia Glass Arielle Greenberg Lauren Groff Eleanor Henderson Cristina Henriquez Amy Herzog Ann Hood Sarah Jefferis Heidi Julavits Mary Beth Keane Marie Myung-Ok Lee Edan Lepucki Heidi Pitlor Joanna Rakoff Jane Roper Danzy Senna Dani Shapiro Anna Solomon Cheryl Strayed Sarah A. Strickley Rachel Jamison Webster Gina Zucker Read More

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THE RUNAWAY NATIONAL BESTSELLER Revealing the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the inevitable di...sfigurement that go along with pregnancy, Jenny McCarthy tells you what you can really expect when you re expecting! From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, granny panties, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, Belly Laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born! Read More

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Most men will agree that the arrival of a baby whether the first or fifth can be panic inducing. Parenting expert Joe Kelly us...es his years as a dad and granddad to help any father-to-be get through the uncertainty and life-changing experiences. Dads-to-be will understand what their partners are going through and what they should (and should not) do to help. Essential content also includes the details of baby s development within the womb, the financial impact of a new baby, tips on getting the nursery ready, and much more. Read More

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Step families or Blended Families Are the Norm Nowadays. The statistics show that 65 percent of remarriages will include children ...from previous relationships. When families "blend" to create step families things rarely progress smoothly. Some children may resist the many changes they face, while parents may become frustrated or disappointed when the new family doesn t function like their previous family functioned. This book teaches you to deal with basic issues such as privacy for individual family members, who should handle the discipline, giving your stepchildren space, not to expect respect, but to earn respect. How to deal with hot and cold behavior from your step kids. Contrary to myth, step families have a high rate of success in raising healthy children. 80% of the kids grow up and turn out to be fine. Do not beat yourself up about being a bad step parent, learn how to deal with the situation. Read More

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There are tens of thousands of baby names out there and books that dutifully list them. And then there is 1,107 Baby Names That St...and the Test of Time a curated, considered, opinionated, and richly informative guide that winnows down the world of baby names to help moms and dads make smart choices, sidestep the trendiness trap, and avoid the ranks of parents (more than 54%) who later regret the name they chose. This is the book for parents who know they are naming not only a cuddly newborn but an actual human being who will be proud to carry this name throughout his or her entire life a name like Eloise, the French version of Louise, which means ?fighter,? perfect for a feisty girl; Brendan, a solid Celtic name meaning ?prince?; or Beatrice, an old-fashioned beauty with roots in both Dante and Shakespeare. 1,107 Baby Names makes a strong case for each name selected and features the name s definition, its use in history, its connotations and subtleties, and its ?meaning? in the fuller, cultural sense of the word. Included are variations, nicknames (with suggestions for working backward from a nickname to something with more gravitas), and, especially useful, alternatives names that have the same flavor but may be less common or sound better with a particular last name or family background. There s a guide to the basic rules of baby-naming: scansion the sounds, syllables, and rhythm of a name, and how it goes with a last name; ethnic traditions; recent trends; and effective use of a middle name. 1,107 Baby Names was formerly published under the title Bring Back Beatrice! and is now offered with a clearer, more direct title. But the distinctive promise is the same: This is the book you need to find a name that reflects your values and will bring joy to your child. Read More

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In this book of memoirs Bridget A.B. Halfaker documents her real-life experience of conception, pregnancy, and birth. She delves i...nto her ideals for the soon-to-be child; including what birthing techniques to use, where to live, and how to discipline. She details her physical and emotional symptoms- of which there are many! Along her journey she confronts several demons from her past, attempting to better herself in order to create a happy and healthy environment for her baby. From family and childhood, to the unwanted baby advice strangers on the street give, Bridget explores all aspects of growing a human being. Read More

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Mother, Are You Sitting Down? is the true story of a mother and daughter s journey after facing life-changing news-an unplanned pr...egnancy-and the miraculous path God revealed to them. With one incredible turn of events after another, the Lord guides them perfectly with love and comfort, hope and joy, making the seemingly impossible not only possible, but far beyond anything they could have dreamed or imagined. This story will: Give you confidence to trust God with your life and loved ones. Encourage you to dream bigger than you ever have before. Help you be aware of the ways God speaks to you. Bring hope to your difficult situation. Although focused on this family s circumstances, God s supernatural solutions can help if you are experiencing financial problems, a troubled marriage, an eating disorder, sexual abuse, drug addiction-or anything that is holding you back from living a healthy, enjoyable life. Be encouraged to trust God with your life and let Him be the author of your miracle! Read More

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Across the country, parents are fighting Herculean battles against an intransigent medical community that refuses to believe that ...autism can be healed. Mothers are going into battle for proper diagnosis and effective treatment, often at great personal cost. Jenny McCarthy knows what it s like-she put her career and personal life on hold when she realized something was wrong with her son, Evan. Her sacrifice has brought national awareness to the controversy over the causes and treatment of autism. Now, Jenny wants everyone to know that there are other warriors out there, and their stories will inspire and inform anyone facing a similar struggle. Read More

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Unlike other college guides targeted at students or about the admissions process, Letting Go is a compassionate, practical and up-...to-the-minute self-help handbook for parents dealing with the confusing and conflicting emotions of watching their children go off to college. Using many anecdotes from students, teachers and administrators on the lines, the chapters lead parents through the transitional period from junior year of high school to senior year of college. The authors explain the mind-set of today s college students and what their hopes and fears are and offer parents help in figuring out when to encourage their child s independence and when to come to the rescue. With all-new sections on campus life, as well as the latest facts on the Internet and its impact on the admissions process, academics and student life, this is a must-have guide for every concerned parent. Author Biography: Karen Levin Coburn is Associate Dean of Students at Washington University and the co-author of The New Assertive Woman (more than one million copies sold) and Hitting Our Stride. Madge Lawrence Treeger, a long time member of the Washington University counseling service, is now a psychotherapist in private practice. Read More

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Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Let Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. T...he tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you the building blocks you need to create children who grow up to be responsible, successful teens and adults. And as a bonus you will enjoy every stage of your child s life and look forward to sharing a lifetime of joy with them. Get help with: ? potty training ? daycare ? back-talk ? whining ? and many more everyday stresses faced by parents of toddlers Read More

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Powerful kids don t just happen. They re created. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulativ...e, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn t have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safe place of their home. For all the parents out there at their wits end, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers the fail-safe action plan to redirecting power surges into positive traits that will prepare the powerful child for a successful, happy, productive adult life. Parents will learn how powerful children are created, what makes them tick, what makes them explode, and what they can do to change the power plays . . . for the good of the entire family. All it takes is determination, persistence, willpower, and advice that works--guaranteed. Read More

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Are you the child of toxic parents? When you were a child... ? Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless? ? Did your par...ents use physical pain to discipline you? ? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? ? Were you often frightened of your parents? ? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret? Now that you re an adult... ? Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? ? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? ? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? ? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it s never good enough for your parents? In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence. A guide to overcoming the hurtful legacy of toxic parents and reclaiming your life by the bestselling authors of Men Who Hate Women And The Women Who Love Them. Read More

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Your Personal Pregnancy Companion A Journal and daily diary to record all those memorable moments in the making of your baby from ...the test coming back positive to the first ultrasound. From the first kick to delivery to the first cuddle. An Organizer to keep track of everything pregnancy: practitioner visits and shopping lists, birthing plans and birth announcements, baby names and baby gifts. An All-in-One Place to write down everything you ll want to remember about the most exciting nine months of your life. Read More

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The third edition of the best, funniest father s guide to having a baby, What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding, is now thorou...ghly revised and updated, but it s still packed with information, advice, and attitude distinctively for guys. Originally conceived as a little parody, just something funny and helpful for the expectant man, the book is now a classic gift, passed knowingly from one generation of first-time papas to the next. With this lighthearted, month-by-month instruction manual on the care and nurture of a pregnant wife the main role of expectant dads he ll handle all the important milestones and topics: what not to say during the three phases of labor; what to buy, how many, and when; maintaining work-life balance; maintaining work-life-wife balance. New features in What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding include: The minefield: the wrong gifts for your pregnant wife Social media pregnancy etiquette: status update! Eight reasons why not to pick out maternity clothes What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding also features the latest trends! Festive gender-reveal parties. (Really!) Updated baby name guide, including Twitter hash tags. Cloth diapers: The debate is back! Read More

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Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better contr...ol of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller will include: ?New Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition" ?Updates on new fertility technologies ?Natural approaches to conception ?Updated Resources and Books For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman s body. Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple minutes a day allows a woman to: ?Enjoy highly effective, scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices ?Maximize her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception ?Increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby ?Gain control of her sexual and gynecological health Read More

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The long-awaited revised edition! It s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. D...edicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book s range of nursing advice, stories, and information from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers ? real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience ? new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions ? strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more ? reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications ? recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding ? helpful tips for building your support network at home or when back at work ? nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws ? guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications Plus Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups. Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding. "Mothers of healthy babies and those with special needs will learn how to recognize and overcome common problems, maintain an ample milk supply, and safely lose weight while breastfeeding...revised and updated." 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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