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An updated edition of this definitive guide to dietary health and nutrition for expectant mothers Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnanc...y is a reliable reference for women who want more than just a "how to eat" guide. Fully revised in a smaller trim size, this edition features new menus and recipes as well as the latest findings on how a mother s nutrition during pregnancy determines her child s risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other diseases later in life. You ll find clear explanations of what foods to avoid and why the role of vitamins and minerals and how to choose the right supplements how what you eat affects your labor and delivery dietary guidelines for pregnant women over thirty-five, as well as for pregnant teens how diet helps prevent common problems, from morning sickness and food cravings to heartburn and muscle cramps which foods and nutrients speed your recovery after the baby is born Discusses role of vitamins and minerals/how diet helps prevent morning sickness, food cravings/foods to avoid and why, etc. Read More

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Ten percent of the U.S. population has Sensory Integration Disorder-also known as Sensory Processing Disorder-which is characteriz...ed by the inability of the brain to accurately process information coming from the senses. For kids living with Sensory Integration Disorder, the world can be a scary place, full of potentially stressful experiences. Kids with Sensory Integration Disorder can howl in discomfort over the feel of a shirt tag or a sock seam on bare skin. They may find the sound of a whisper to be as loud and frightening as a siren, and may perceive the caring touch of a parent or jostling in the school lunch line as equivalent to an assault. The Everything Parent s Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder: Provides an in-depth definition of Sensory Integration Disorder and explains its effects Highlights occupational therapy treatments and explains techniques you can use outside of the therapist s office to calm your child Includes helpful advice for parents teaching their children how to deal with this disorder at school, home, and play, from childhood through adulthood In The Everything Parent s Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder, you ll find the answers you need as you search for ways to help your child. This reassuring handbook examines various forms of treatment and therapy, and provides professional advice for helping children with SID succeed in school, at home, and with friends. Author Biography: Terri Mauro is the About.com guide to Parenting Special Needs Children and is a member of Sensory Integration International. She edits Mothers With Attitude, a site for adoptive and special-needs parents that has been named a USA Today Hot Site and a Good Housekeeping Site of the Day. Terri lives in Clifton, NJ. Sharon A. Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is widely published and internationally known for her work in sensory integration, dyspraxia, and in development and sensory processing with children from orphanages in Eastern Europe. Dr. Cermak is a charter member of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation s Academy of Research, a recipient of the AOTF A. Jean Ayres Award, and a Fulbright Scholar. She is the coauthor of a multidisciplinary book, Developmental Coordination Disorder: Theory and Practice. Sharon lives in Boston, MA. Read More

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The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care makes the principles of traditional nutrition available to modern parents. T...he book provides holistic advice for pregnancy and newborn interventions, vaccinations, breastfeeding and child development, as well as a compendium of natural treatments for childhood illnesses, from autism to whooping cough. The work of Rudulf Steiner supports the book s emphasis on the child s spiritual requirement for imaginative play. Read More

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Learn how to Create a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home ? from Christopher Gavigan and the trusted experts at Healthy Child Healthy Wor...ld. Healthy Child Healthy World is the essential guide for parents! All parents want a happy and healthy child in a safe home, but where do they start? It starts with the small steps to creating a healthier, less toxic, and more environmentally sound home ? and this is the definitive book to get you there. Unfortunately, tens of millions of Americans, overwhelmingly children, now face chronic disease and illnesses including cancer, autism, asthma, allergies, birth defects, ADD/ADHD, obesity/diabetes, and learning and developmental disabilities. The number gets higher each year and more parents ask WHY? Scientific evidence increasingly finds chemicals in everyday products like cleaning supplies, beauty care and cosmetics, home furnishings, plastics, food, and even toys that are contributors to these ailments. The good news is that you can something to protect your children with a few simple changes! Inside, you ll find practical, inexpensive, and easy lifestyle advice for every stage of parenting including: ? Advice on preparing a nontoxic nursery for a new baby ? What every expectant mom needs to do to have a safer pregnancy ? Clarifying which plastics and baby products to avoid and the healthier solutions ? Tips to take to the grocery store, including the most and least pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables and the best healthy kid-approved snacks ? Which beauty care / cosmetic products pose the biggest risk to health ? The best recipes for healthy snacks, low-cost and safe homemade cleaners, and non-toxic art supplies ? How to easily minimize allergens, dust, and lead ? A greener garden, yard, and outdoor spaces ? Tips to keep your pets healthy, and the unwanted pests out naturally ? Renovation ideas, naturally fresher indoor air, and safer sleeping options, ? An 27 page extensive shopper s guide to most trusted and best products every home needs Inside is also packed with over 40 featured contributions from renowned doctors, environmental scientists, and public-health experts like Dr. Harvey Karp, Dr Philip Landrigan, and William McDonough, as well as many celebrity parents like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tobey Maguire, Sheryl Crow, Erin Brockovich and Tom Hanks. A special featured contribution from First Lady Michelle Obama on her best ways of coping with her daughter s asthma. Read More

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Popular blogger Karen Alpert shares her hysterical take on the many "joys" of parenting I Heart My Little A-Holes is full of hilar...ious stories, lists, thoughts and pictures that will make you laugh so hard you ll wish you were wearing a diaper. Read More

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This classic contains the latest medical information on both mom s health and baby s development. This best-selling journal is pac...ked with daily entries that feature tips, advice, and plenty of room for personal reflection. This one-of-a-kind journal is the ultimate resource for today s expecting mother. Read More

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Containing practical, specific parenting advice; strategies for effecting change with educators, store managers, corporations, and... more; and tips for challenging and changing the media, this essential guide gives parents the tools they need to fight back against the modern stereotyping and sexualization of young girls. Activist Melissa Wardy shares tangible advice for getting young girls to start thinking critically about sexed-up toys and clothes while also talking to girls about body image issues. She provides tips for creating a home full of diverse, inspiring toys and media free of gender stereotypes, using consumer power to fight companies that make such major missteps, and taking the reins to limit, challenge, and change the harmful media and products bombarding girls. Redefining Girly provides specific parenting strategies, templates, and sample conversations and includes letters from some of the leading experts in education, psychology, child development, and girls advocacy. Read More

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"A wise and unique perspective..." Susan Newman, Ph.D. Is your family life stressful and unpleasant? Are you exhausted from never-...ending battles? Do you wish your child were more patient...or more outgoing...or less impulsive...or simply different from who she is? There is a way out of your endless loop of frustration. Parent coach Nancy Rose paves the way with a remarkably effective approach: Leading with Acceptance, which draws upon real life parent/child relationships, current studies, and groundbreaking methods for understand and accepting your child s CoreSelf traits. Leading with Acceptance will help you: ? Discover what you can and cannot change about your child ? Understand the power of acceptance in building a healthy parent/child connection, no matter how old your child is ? Gain peace of mind as you raise your children to become their best, happiest selves Read More

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Compassionate and comprehensive, Dr. Francis Mondimore s pathbreaking guide has helped thousands of people and their loved ones co...pe with bipolar disorder. Now in its third edition, Bipolar Disorder has been thoroughly updated with new information about the causes of the disorder, tools for diagnosis, and advances in treatment. Dr. Mondimore surveys new medications for treating bipolar disorder, including asenapine, iloperidone, paliperidone, lurasidone, and oxcarbazepine, exploring the benefits and potential side effects of each. He also reviews the scientific studies that back up claims for recommended nutritional supplements, such as omega-3s and NAC and tells you which ones to leave on the shelf. Dr. Mondimore discusses recent changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and reviews the exciting new findings of the largest multicenter evaluation of best-treatment practices for bipolar disorder ever carried out, the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD). He describes how these findings, gleaned from the treatment experiences of thousands of patients, will improve treatment decisions. With insight and sensitivity, Dr. Mondimore makes complex medical concepts easy to understand and describes what it is like for people to live with bipolar disorder. He recommends changes to daily routines and lifestyle that will improve the quality of life for patients and offers expert advice on planning for emergencies and identifying when and how to seek help. Throughout the book, Dr. Mondimore focuses on the importance of building a support system for everyone affected by this unpredictable illness. Johns Hopkins University Press The book contains black-and-white illustrations. Bipolar disorder is a difficult illness to diagnose and treat. It can be incredibly destructive to relationships and careers, can wreak havoc on family life and, when not properly treated, is a potentially fatal disease. This wide-ranging discussion of this unpredictable disorder describes problems that are unique to women, in whom the disease may be affected by the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and childbirth. It includes new information on the forms the illness takes in children and adolescents, in whom it can sometimes be mistaken for common problems such as "hyperactivity" or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; and explains what we know about the genetics of the disease, how symptoms fluctuate with the seasons in seasonal affective disorder, and how illness can be made more difficult to treat because of alcoholism or drug abuse. It discusses coping with the stigmatization of psychiatric diagnosis, gives advice on picking a psychiatrist and on dealing with medical insurance issues, and even explores the fascinating relationship between bipolar disorder and artistic creativity. Finally, Dr. Mondimore tells family members what they can do to help the person with bipolar disorder and themselves and he offers hope for the future as researchers learn more about the disease and how to control it. Read More

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The reassuring guide to a happy, healthy pregnancy This new edition offers soon-to-be moms and dads detailed, friendly information... on preparing and planning for pregnancy. You ll find guidance on the basics, as well as special considerations like age, multiple births, complications, illness, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and everything in between. Now in a portable, handy trim size that makes it easy to keep with you on the go, Pregnancy For Dummies, 4th Edition is your go-to guide on everything you ll encounter during the first, second, and third trimesters and beyond. Packed with new information and the latest developments in medical technology, it puts your mind at ease by offering straightforward answers to all the questions you may have about pregnancy, including health risks during pregnancy, fertility problems and solutions, "on demand" cesarean sections, weight gain during pregnancy, the correlation between mercury and autism, ways to stay emotionally and physically healthy during pregnancy, and much more. Includes a complete guide to pregnancy, through all three trimesters and beyond, including a week-by-week account of what to expect during pregnancy Covers the latest information related to healthcare and pregnancy, including the latest on vaccinations, fertility problems, and prenatal diagnoses Offers advice on picking a doctor, planning prenatal visits, and designing a birthing plan Explains the stages of labor and how to care for yourself and your newborn after childbirth If you re an expectant parent, Pregnancy For Dummies, 4th Edition covers everything mom and baby experience before, during, and after childbirth. "This friendly, reassuring book will answer questions, help with significant decisions, and provide state-of-the-art guidance." Read More

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Expert advice for delivering a happy and healthy baby! From boosting your vitamin intake to picking out the perfect crib, it s not... always easy to figure out what your growing baby needs especially if you re new to parenthood. Featuring guidance from top childbirth experts, The Only Pregnancy Book You ll Ever Need answers all the questions that come up after you get the big news. From your first trimester to the delivery room, you ll learn all about the different phases of pregnancy and how you can provide your growing baby with everything he needs. This indispensable guide also offers practical advice and parent-tested strategies on: Understanding physical and emotional changes Selecting the right pregnancy diet Understanding prenatal tests and screenings Choosing the best labor and delivery options Budgeting for your new addition to the family Complete with checklists and fill-ins to help keep track of your pregnancy, this one-stop resource includes only the most important information so that you are truly prepared for the months ahead. Read More

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Elder Rage is a Book?of?the?Month Club selection (caregiving book first) receiving 200+ 5?Star BandN reviews, required reading at ...numerous universities, and considered for a film. Over 50 endorsements include Regis Philbin, Leeza Gibbons, Jacqueline Bisset, Duke University Center for Aging, Dr. John Gray, Mark Victor Hansen, Julie Harris, Johns Hopkins Memory Clinic, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Dr. Rudy Tanzi/Harvard Medical School, and the National Adult Day Services Association. Elder Rage is a riveting, humorous, true story chronicling Jacqueline Marcell s trials, tribulations, and eventual success at managing the care of her aging parents. Also an extensive self?help book, Elder Rage provides solutions for effective management medically, behaviorally, socially, legally, financially, and emotionally of challenging elders starting to get dementia and resisting care. Elder Rage presents creative solutions for getting obstinate elders to: accept cleaning/caregiving help, give up driving, see new doctors, take medication, shower, eat, attend adult day care, move to a new residence, etc. Includes valuable resources, QandA, recommended reading. Also includes an extensive addendum by renowned neurologist/dementia specialist, Rodman Shankle, MD, A Physician s Guide To Treating Dementia, making it valuable for everyone from the family to the physician. MARCELL S MISSIONS: Help improve eldercare laws; show healthcare professionals how they can better help families they work with; provide solutions and hope to caregivers; encourage funding for Alzheimer s research and bring awareness to importance of early diagnosis; expose elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; encourage long?term care planning; bring attention to the need for Adult Day Care Services. MY MISSIONS: To: help improve our eldercare laws; educate healthcare professionals how to better help the families they work with; provide solutions and hope to families; encourage funding for Alzheimer s and Breast Cancer research and bring awareness to the importance of early diagnosis; expose elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; encourage long-term care insurance/planning; bring attention to funding needs for Adult Day Services which saved my parents lives as well as my own. I ve testified before the Assistant Secretary on Aging and am featured in an upcoming documentary on the subject. Read More

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From a modern-day Mary Poppins and the former star of TLC s Take Home Nanny comes a holistic and guilt-free approach to parenting ...children ages seven and under. Emma Jenner lives, teaches, and nannies by this philosophy: if parents are in control, they can enjoy their children more. And what could be more enjoyable than well- behaved, respectful, healthy, thriving kids? Keep Calm and Parent On effectively places parenting expert Emma Jenner on your shoulder, helping you see your child s behavior from an objective standpoint that puts you firmly in charge. Each chapter opens with a checklist of questions to ask yourself when you run into a specific problem, whether it s sleeping, nutrition, communication, manners, consequences, or self-esteem. Jenner then breaks down each checklist, explaining how bad behavior is really just a habit that needs to be corrected. By connecting the dots in all areas of your child s life, you can understand why he or she is acting out and how to fix it. For example, the best discipline techniques in the world won t work if a child is sleep-deprived, and a child will not demonstrate good manners if communication is faulty and he doesn t understand what s expected of him. Each chapter also features handy sidebars, as well as instructive and memorable quizzes. A strong proponent of raising our expectations, Jenner shows how parents can do more by doing less for their children. With an interactive format and straightforward solutions, this invaluable guide is designed to give parents bite-size takeaways they can use immediately with their children. Jenner s blend of British and American parenting styles is more than advice; it is proof that all children are capable of behaving and that you have the keys to unlocking their potential. Read More

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The Adventure and Romance of the America, her people, her spirit, and the West. This is our story. Uncompahgre-where water turns r...ock red is the third book of the #1 bestselling, Threads West, An American Saga series, recipient of fifteen National Awards--Best Historical Fiction, Best Romance and Best Western! Compared by reviewers, authors and readers alike to Lonesome Dove, Centennial, and L Amour. Called by some the Gone with the Wind of the West, and applauded by others as rings true and poignant, as authentic and moving as Dances with Wolves. In Uncompahgre, the time nears when the first of the next generation of Threads West characters will be born of the brave men and courageous women who have come so far and risked all. The men and women of the saga, having reached their initial destination, pre-Denver, Cherry Creek, are each faced with life-altering decisions. Some must decide to pursue or abandon torrid love affairs that have flowered on the dangerous journey from Europe and across America. Their lives shaken by events they could not foresee and convergence with souls they could never image, they begin to build a nation that s essence is in transition. They have neither country nor culture in common but their dreams and survival demand a tension filled emergence stitched by fate and history. The Oglala Sioux family struggles to cope with the inevitable change casting shadows upon their lands, culture and scared traditions. The elderly slave couple, and the renegade and his young, traumatized captive introduced in Maps of Fate, are bound ever more tightly to the arc of the story-their tragedy and triumph-filed tales weaving into the fabric of a collective destiny, the black-hearted captor unknowingly catapulted by his tortured past into possible redemption. Mormons stream west in the Great Exodus escaping persecution and searching for Zion. Driven north by the Texas Rangers, an outlaw vaquero with royal blood quests for a new sense of self and place. The touchstones of the past are the guideposts to the future. Uncompahgre-where water turns rock red, is the continuation of this tale of America, her people and the West-new lineages join the many threads of uncommon cultures, differing origins and competing ambitions that entwine into the American spirit. Lives and generations are woven on the loom of history, propelled by fate and freedom to form the tapestry that becomes the whole cloth of the nation. It is uniquely American, this meld of the mosaic. You will recognize the characters who live in these pages. They are the ancestors of your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, and your family. They are you. They are us. This is not only their story. It is our story. It is Threads West, An American Saga. In Book Four, Moccasin Tracks, releasing in 2014, the fires of future deadly tumult between the states has begun to sweep west. The Threads West characters who have journeyed so far race against an early, foreboding winter to establish their homestead, some preoccupied with the serious complications of their pregnancies, others compelled to follow the call of a separate path, but all united to fend off ever-present danger. The resolution of the Indian Problem is evolving. It will leave families and hearts broken, forever staining the pages of American history. The decades of the Maps of Fate era novels of Threads West book series become the crucible of the souls of generations, the building of the heart of the nation, the destiny of a people, and the relentless energy and beauty of the western landscape. This is the ongoing story of us. Set in authentic locations on three continents and in the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the life threads of the characters -- whose personalities are forged on the anvil of the land and shaped by the spirit of America -- live, love, struggle, die, fail and succeed. The textured, complex and conflicted lives of these five generations of diverse, independent men and women become 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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A journey worth celebrating and remembering Pregnancy is an amazing experience. Yes, there are challenges, discomforts, crazy horm...ones, food cravings, and more but through it all, the incredible process of growing a new life is unlike any other. In The Wonder Within You, author Carey Wickersham has captured the beautiful, life-changing moments that come throughout nine months of pregnancy. With practical advice, up-to-date information about pregnancy, and plenty of encouragement, she empowers moms-to-be to make better decisions for themselves and their babies. She also joyfully walks alongside the first generation of parents able to actually see each stage of their baby s development. The Wonder Within You is an excellent guide throughout your pregnancy, with special features including: amazing 3-D ultrasound images that give you a week-by-week glimpse into what your baby is experiencing during every step of the growth process web links and QR codes take you to incredible ultrasound videos engaging chapters, each packed with timely advice on health and nutrition fun quotes and memorable stories from other moms space to include your own thoughts and feelings, including letters to your child The perfect companion to your pregnancy experience, this beautiful book is designed to become a keepsake you and your child will treasure forever. Includes pregnancy calendar with stickers! Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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How do we build resilient children who can handle life s challenges? As parents today, we often feel that our role is to protect o...ur children from the world: to cushion them when they fall, to lift them over obstacles, and to remove sharp rocks from their path. But controlling a child s entire environment and keeping all pain at bay isn t feasible we can t prepare the world for our children, so instead we should focus on preparing our children for the world. ?The solution is not removing impediments from our children s lives,? writes Krissy Pozatek, ?it is compassionately encouraging them to be brave.? We need to show our kids how to navigate their own terrain. If our kids face small hurdles, small pains, at a young age and learn to overcome these obstacles, they will be much better equipped to face larger trouble later in life. Early lessons in problem solving teach self-confidence and self-reliance and show us that our kids are tougher than we think. Krissy draws her lessons from her experience guiding children in wilderness therapy and from her Buddhist practice showing us that all life is as unpredictable as mountain weather, that impermanence is the only constant, and that the most loving act a parent can do is fearlessly ready their child to face the wilderness. For parents of children of all ages. 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 a fail-safe action plan for 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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A plain-English guide to teaching phonics. Every parent can teach reading no experts need apply! Too many parents watch their chil...dren struggle with early reading skills and don t know how to help. Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese. The Ordinary Parent s Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching reading from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This one book supplies parents with all the tools they need. Over the years of her teaching career, Jessie Wise has seen good reading instruction fall prey to trendy philosophies and political infighting. Now she has teamed with dynamic coauthor Sara Buffington to supply parents with a clear, direct phonics program a program that gives them the know-how and confidence to take matters into their own hands. Read More

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Do you ever find yourself asking . . . ? How can you get your children to do their homework without meltdowns, threats or bribes? ...? How can you have a drama-free morning where the kids actually get out the door in time for school? ? How can you better manage your kids screen time without making them want to hide what they re doing from you? Family therapist Susan Stiffelman is here to help. While most parenting programs are designed to coerce kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, showing you how to come alongside your children to awaken their natural instincts to cooperate, rather than at them with threats or bribes, which inevitably fuels their resistance. By staying calm and being the confident ?Captain of the ship? your child needs, you will learn how to parent from a place of strong, durable connection, and you ll be better able to help your kids navigate the challenging moments of growing up. Drawing upon her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Parenting Without Power Struggles is an extraordinary guidebook for transforming the day-to-day lives of busy parents and the children they love. Read More

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When Ann Leary and her husband, then unknown actor-comedian Denis Leary, flew to London in the early nineties for a brief getaway ...during Ann s second trimester of pregnancy, neither anticipated the adventure that was in store for them. The morning after their arrival, Ann s water broke as they strolled through London s streets. A week later their son, Jack, was born weighing only two pounds, six ounces, and it would be five long months before mother and son could return to the States. In the meantime, Ann became an unwitting yet grateful hostage to Britain s National Health Service a stranger in a strange land plunged abruptly into a world of breast pumps and midwives, blood oxygen levels, mad cow disease, and poll tax riots. Desperately worried about the health of her baby, Ann struggled to adapt to motherhood and make sense of a very different culture. At once an intimate family memoir, a lively travelogue, and a touching love story, An Innocent, a Broad is utterly engaging and unforgettable. Read More

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An examination of childhood trauma and its surreptitious, debilitating effects by one of the world s leading psychoanalysts. Never... before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child s humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases. Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives. In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, "readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller." Read More

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Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, MSN, RN, IBCLC, has transformed this La Leche League International bestseller into a comprehensive collect...ion of wisdom for today s new mothers. She offers invaluable information for parents of multiples with an emphasis on breastfeeding and attachment-style parenting and answers such questions as: What are the risks of a multiple pregnancy? What can a mother do to avoid complications and carry her babies to as close to full-term as possible? How can a mother prepare herself and her family for a multiple birth? Is it possible to breastfeed multiples? What does a mother need to know in order to breastfeed more than one baby? What if the babies are born prematurely? Can they still receive their mother s milk? How can a mother continue meeting her babies needs if one or more experiences an illness or needs to be hospitalized? Are there ways to cope with breastfeeding challenges in one baby while continuing to nurse another baby? What can a mother do to comfort two or more fussy babies? How can parents of multiples get enough sleep? What kinds of clothing and equipment are needed for multiples? How can a mother adjust to the physical and emotional demands of caring for multiple babies? What about the adjustments needed by the babies father and any older siblings? Are there ways to manage the household that will help a mother of multiples find some time for herself? What are the challenges of caring for toddler multiples? Read More

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In this inspiring book, Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist and expert in human motivation Dr. Shimi Kang provides a guid...e to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy ?tiger parents? and permissive ?jellyfish parents? actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the intelligent, joyful, playful, highly social dolphin. Dolphin parents focus on maintaining balance in their children s lives to gently yet authoritatively guide them toward lasting health, happiness, and success. As the medical director for Child and Youth Mental Health community programs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Kang has witnessed firsthand the consequences of parental pressure: anxiety disorders, high stress levels, suicides, and addictions. As the mother of three children and as the daughter of immigrant parents who struggled to give their children the ?best? in life Dr. Kang s mother could not read and her father taught her math while they drove around in his taxicab Dr. Kang argues that often the simplest ?benefits? we give our children are the most valuable. By trusting our deepest intuitions about what is best for our kids, we will in turn allow them to develop key dolphin traits to enable them to thrive in an increasingly complex world: adaptability, community-mindedness, creativity, and critical thinking. Life is a journey through ever-changing waters, and dolphin parents know that the most valuable help we can give our children is to assist them in developing their own inner compass. Combining irrefutable science with unforgettable real-life stories, The Dolphin Way walks readers through Dr. Kang s four-part method for cultivating self-motivation. The book makes a powerful case that we are not forced to choose between being permissive or controlling. The third option the option that will prepare our kids for success in a future that will require adaptability is the dolphin way. Read More

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