Toilet Training Without Tantrums - by John Rosemond (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 136Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Toilet TrainingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: John RosemondLanguage: English Book Synopsis In his 15th parenting book, Toilet Training Without Tantrums, nationally recognized expert John Rosemond lays to rest the notion that potty training must be the complicated, emotionally draining, stressful event it has become for children and parents. Your great-grandmother would be amazed to learn that toilet training has become one of Mom's greatest sources of anxiety and frustration during her child's early years. To Great-Grandma, it was no worse than teaching her child to use a spoon. Rosemond does not write from the perspective of a psychologist, but with the common sense and authority derived from 30 years of counseling parents, and from his two children and seven grandchildren, some of whom he helped toilet train. He advises an old-fashioned approach to toilet training that would have earned Grandma's stamp of approval. This book is helpful, revealing, and funny. Best of all, the method works! Thousands of parents have used it to discover how easy toilet training can be. With his trademark parents-take-control style, Rosemond covers everything from the basic how-to and troubleshooting issues to successful testimonies and proper encouragement. His straightforward and no-nonsense advice utilizes simple steps with proven results. No arguing, bribing, or cajoling necessary. It helps parents avoid common toilet-training mistakes, and leads the way to a diaper-free household. About the Author John Rosemond is a family psychologist who has directed mental-health programs and been in full-time private practice working with families and children. Since 1990, he has devoted his time to speaking and writing. Rosemond's weekly syndicated parenting column now appears in some 250 newspapers. He has managed to write 15 best-selling books on parenting and the family. And he is one of the busiest and most popular speakers in the field, giving more than 200 talks a year to parent and professional groups nationwide. He and his wife of 39 years, Willie, have two grown children and six well-behaved grandchildren. Online: rosemond.com
Autism Uncensored - by Whitney Ellenby (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 344Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Autism Spectrum DisordersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Koehler BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Whitney EllenbyLanguage: English About the Book Autism Uncensored goes where no other book dares-revealing the private disgrace and self-blame about having a "defective" child; the near disintegration of marriage; the failure of the traditional behavioral interventions; and the mercenary way in which service providers prey on parents' desperation for a cure. Book Synopsis NON-FICTION BOOK AWARDS 2018 GOLD MEDAL WINNER "And when in the grips of a public tantrum, amidst the horror and humiliation of him shrieking and splayed out on the floor while strangers recoiled in shock, my mind lurched towards an inescapable truth--that I want out from this nightmare. I want out from this child." So begins the turbulent ride of one parent's decision, crafted in despair and desperation, to abandon traditional interventions for her autistic son in favor of a "hands on" approach of repeatedly exposing her son to real-world settings. Autism Uncensored is an unrestricted portal into the mind of someone who had no intention of sacrificing her career or life for Autism, unaware of the many ways it would irreversibly redefine both. As she clarifies at the outset, "this is not the story of a miraculous breakthrough or recovery," Zack is still very much autistic and always will be. It is instead the true, real-time account of her decision to allow Zack to indulge in the very behaviors that formal therapies sought to extinguish, to disclose Zack's diagnosis in public settings, and to repeatedly expose him to real-world situations and override his tantrums regardless of public ridicule or scorn. Autism Uncensored goes where no other book dares--revealing the private disgrace and self-blame about having a "defective" child; the near disintegration of marriage; the failure of the traditional behavioral interventions; and the mercenary way in which service providers prey on parents' desperation for a cure. It is a personal manifesto about how a socially integrated life is attainable regardless of whether a child overcomes the major limitations of Autism, sparking a new conversation which goes beyond simply accepting persons with Autism for who they are, but considers pushing them beyond their comfort zones to learn who they are capable of becoming. An unstoppable ride with jolting twists and turns, Autism Uncensored will leave you exhilarated, informed and still gasping for air. Review Quotes "A spellbinding achievement. Startlingly lucid, magnificently honest, and written with a magic golden pen, this book is an act of personal deliverance, spiritual redemption and heroic citizenship. It will make you weep for the people inside of it but cheer for all humanity. The irrepressible Whitney Ellenby shows us that, even in our darkest hours, all is not lost, we can find a way to a personal light." --Congressman Jamie Raskin, 6th District, Maryland; Professor of Constitutional Law, American University, and Best-selling Author of We the Students and Overruling Democracy: the Supreme Court vs. the American People "Autism Uncensored is an unflinching exploration of a mother's emotional--and, at times, physical--struggle for the dignity and humanity of her autistic son. A brave book." --Ron Suskind, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and best-selling Author of Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism (2014). "Whitney Ellenby's Autism Uncensored is not the Hallmark movie version of Autism. It is abrasively honest and often painful to read. But the story of her journey with Zack is one that needs to be told, and the triumphant ending feels earned precisely because of her candor about all that came before it. A truly inspiring read about a remarkable true story." --Bill Turque, former journalist for The Washington Post and Author of Inventing Al Gore "Reading the story of Whitney and Zack is so real that I could visualize, feel, and smell the struggles, joys and emotions of their journey. I have worked with families and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 30 years and never have I experienced the intimate depth of knowing what it takes to raise a child with Autism. The writing exposes a parent's vulnerability so that others can better learn and understand the true meaning of unconditional love and acceptance. This book is alive!" --Nancy K. Kelly, MS Ed, NYS certified Special Education Teacher/Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant and School District Administrator "Whitney Ellenby has written a book of love, not just for her son Zack, but for every person who raises a child. Her story helps us comprehend the importance of balancing theory with the monumentally important component of following your gut." --Donna Meyer, First Grade Teacher, Bethesda Elementary School. "What makes this book essential reading is its open and transparent nature. In telling both the darkest and the lightest of moments in raising Zack, Whitney Ellenby gives families dealing with similar situations the best gift of all; they are not alone." --Steven Osherow, Therapist and friend of Zack.
The 15-Minute Relationship Fix - by Joel Block Phd (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 120Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Marriage & Long-Term RelationshipsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Koehler BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Joel Block PhdLanguage: English About the Book Each of us longs to be loved and accepted for the person we truly are. There is no better opportunity than our love relationship for us to be fully ourselves. Ironically, since our partner is so central to our life, his or her validation becomes critical and we are inclined to hide our true self. Book Synopsis Each of us longs to be loved and accepted for the person we truly are. There is no better opportunity than our love relationship for us to be fully ourselves. Ironically, since our partner is so central to our life, his or her validation becomes critical and we are inclined to hide our true self. We become guarded from the most important person in our lives. The soul-baring intimacy and willingness to know and be known that made the beginning of love so passionate and exciting becomes simply functional. It is replaced with feelings of apprehension and guardedness. Over time we move from a passionate open relationship to one that is quietly cautious. It may work as a partnership, but the spark of the early years is down to embers, at best. You may wonder if it is possible to regain genuine connection. Dr. Joel Block, a psychologist specializing in work with couples for many years provides an effi cient, clinically tested program that he has used successfully with couples in his practice. It is not about trying to change each other, which is a waste of time. It is about understanding each other and ourselves at a deeper level than ever before. Review Quotes "Dr. Block helps us to navigate through relationship issues that have confused us from the beginning of time." --Karen Cooper, PsyD, clinical psychologist "We were one of those couples that played it safe, speaking only about safe subjects. We went from cautious with each other to more relaxed and more open by following the guidelines in The 15-Minute Relationship Fix." --Tim and Andrea, married 16 years "Dr. Joel Block's 15-Minute Relationship Fix is a practical means of enriching and strengthening intimate relationships. By giving themselves the 15-Minute Fix couples can make their intimate relationship complete and satisfying." --Dr. Daniel L. Araoz, board-certified psychologist and professor emeritus, Long Island University "Dr. Block has transformed decades of psychological research into a brief, weekly practice with a huge return on investment. Busy, modern-day couples will find that the easy-to-follow guidelines of The 15-Minute Relationship Fix will not only increase intimacy and love satisfaction within their romantic relationships; the skills taught will improve emotional intelligence, and by extension one's ability to lead a satisfying, effective life." --Omyda Roundez, Ph.D., clinical psychologist "Dr. Joel Block's 15 Minute Relationship Fix will be a boon to any couple who wishes to grow closer and more intimate. This book combines tried and true approaches with new research findings from the field of love and attachment. Couples who closely follow Dr. Block's detailed prescriptions can expect to reap both immediate and long - term rewards for the time they spend following his program. Notwithstanding it's title, this book requires effort and a willingness to take emotional risks. Those who do will be amply rewarded." --Ron Murphy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist "In his typically clear concise style, Dr. Joel Block offers a useful quick guide for couples. The easy-to-read and digest tips about listening to each other and self-soothing can be easily put into action to perk up a relationship--and oneself." --Dr. Judy Kuriansky, professor, therapist, author of The Complete Idiots Guide to A Healthy Relationship "Dr. Joel Block's 15-Minute Relationship Fix is not one of these. It is refreshingly candid, and offers practical strategies that anyone, in a relationship or hoping to be, can use to improve their lives. Dr. Block focuses on the key reasons couples lose connection and intimacy, illustrates them with dialog taken from real conversations and provides a series of straightforward steps that couples can use to discover their authentic and loving selves. Run, don't walk to your book seller and get a copy today, it will change your life." --Douglas A. Weiss, author of Life, Love and Internet Dating "My husband and I had grown apart when we reached out to Dr. Block and were introduced to The 15-Minute Relationship Fix. Frankly, we were skeptical that our intimacy was going to be healed by a book. We were wrong! Following the guide brought us back to our early days of emotional intimacy." --Joan and Eric, together 23 years
For My Grandchild - by Lark Crafts (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Lark Books (NC)Age Range: AdultBook theme: GrandparentingAuthor: Lark CraftsLanguage: English About the Book Create a family keepsake that generations to come will treasure! This unique memory book is a great way to tell your grandchildren all about you, from the wild things you did as a teenager to your early memories of their parents. Along with plenty of prompts and fill-in-the-blanks, there's space for mementos and photos, and for passing along childhood memories, family history and traditions, and favorite stories. Book Synopsis Create a family keepsake that will be treasured by generations to come! Winner, Bronze Award, APEX 2018! This unique memory book is a great way to tell your grandchildren all about you, from the wildest things you did as a teenager to your early memories of their parents. Along with plenty of prompts and fill-in-the-blanks for recording childhood memories and family history, there's lots of space for mementos and those photos of you playing with your best friend or from the first place that you lived on your own. Pass on family traditions--like the holidays you celebrate and the dishes your family shares on special occasions; reveal what life was like when you were a kid; and recount favorite stories about yourself and those you love. It's a gift your grandkids will return to again and again.
Moving on - by Russell Friedman & John W James (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 232Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Love & RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: M. Evans and CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Russell Friedman & John W JamesLanguage: English About the Book In this groundbreaking book, two bestselling authors show readers how to move on from their unsuccessful past relationships and finally find the love of their lives. Book Synopsis In this groundbreaking book, authors Russell Friedman and John W. James show readers how to move on from their unsuccessful past relationships and finally find the love of their lives. Demonstrating revolutionary ideas that have worked for thousands of their clients at the Grief Recovery Institute, Friedman and James give readers the strategies they need to effectively mourn the loss of the relationship, while opening themselves up to love in the future. With compassionate guidance, Friedman and James help readers to close a chapter of their romantic past so that they can be ready to begin again. Review Quotes Some people think about changing, some people talk about changing, and there are those who actually take actions that lead to better results. If you're in that last category, Moving On spells out the actions that will help you change.--Dave Lakhani, author of Persuasion: The Art of Getting What You Want and The Power of an HourThe relationship tools we have learned from Russell and John have deepened our love for one another as well as having profoundly enriched our marriage. All we can say is a very heartfelt "thank you" to them and a strong recommendation to anyone interested in having love in their lives to read this book.--Kathleen Silver, senior VP, real estate, and Geoffrey Silver, Ph.D., economist, Beverly Hills, CAEveryone says, 'You have to let go and move on.' This book actually shows you how to do it.--Jane Seymour, Star of Wedding Crashers and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and James Keach, Producer of Walk The LineFriedman and James are in the life-changing business. Are you ready for your life to be changed? Take this book home and read it.--Roy H. Williams, author of People Stories; Inside the Outside and The Wizard of Ads trilogyMoving On is required reading for my class, Getting Love Right: Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Society. It helps my students understand how nonaddressed and incomplete relationship problems always repeat, and how to avoid the pitfalls of carrying their incomplete pasts into their romantic future.--Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., professor of sociology, Chapman UniversityBy adulthood, most people are experts at hiding their pain, even from themselves. Instead of dealing with it properly, they drag it from one relationship to the next. Friedman and James dispel those misguided notions, and give compassionate but firm instructions for uncovering and "completing" what they call "unfinished emotional business.--Kristin Taveira "Newsday " About the Author Russell Friedman and John W. James are the authors of the bestselling Grief Recovery Handbook and When Children Grieve. Together, they run the Grief Recovery Institute. Both authors live in Los Angeles.
Family Ties That Bind - 4th Edition by Ronald W Richardson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 142Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Self-Counsel PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ronald W RichardsonLanguage: English About the Book Most people's lives are complicated by family relationships. Birth order, our parents' relationship, and the rules we were brought up with can affect our self-esteem and relationships with spouses, children, and other family members. Family of Origin therapy and techniques can help you create better relationships. Book Synopsis Improve your personal relationships Most people's lives are complicated by family relationships. Birth order, our parents' relationship, and the "rules" we were brought up with can affect our self-esteem and relationships with spouses, children, and other family members. Family of Origin therapy and techniques can help you create better relationships. This easy-to-read, practical book explains how families function and what you can do to change the way you act in your family and with other people. Exercises show how to apply the principles to your own situation and develop a more positive approach to all aspects of your life. Topics covered include: * What makes it so difficult to be myself with my family? * How is my relationship with my spouse affected by how my family acted when I was a child? * Will my parents still love me if I let them know my real feelings? * How has my birth order and my gender affected my personality? * What birth order in a spouse is the best match for me? * Why do I always feel rejected when my spouse disagrees with me? * How can I change the way I react? * What role does my family history play in my life? * How can I improve my communication skills? Step-by-step exercises show how to make contact with "lost" family members, how to interview relatives to develop a clearer picture of how each member fits into the family tree, and how to find different and better ways of dealing with family relationships. Professionals will also find this book a useful companion to their therapy sessions with clients. About the Author Dr. Ronald W. Richardson, BA, MDiv, DMin, has been a marriage counselor and family therapist since 1976. He retired in 1996. He was formerly the Executive Director and Director of Training at the North Shore Counselling Centre in British Columbia. He was also on the faculty of the Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Association. He is active as a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
Let Love Have the Last Word - by Common (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Atria BooksAuthor: CommonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis "An insightful memoir that uncovers unique stories about matters of the heart." --Essence The inspiring New York Times bestseller from Common--the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe-winning musician, actor, and activist--explores how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words. Common believes that the phrase "let love have the last word" is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet, and ultimately the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life. Touching on God, self-love, partners, children, family, and community, Common explores the core tenets of love to help us understand what it means to receive and, most importantly, to give love. He moves from the personal--writing about his daughter, to whom he wants to be a better father--to the universal, where he observes that our society has become fractured under issues of race and politics. He knows there's no quick remedy for all of the hurt in the world, but love--for yourself and for others--is where the healing begins. In his first public reveal, Common also shares a deeply personal experience of childhood molestation that he is now confronting...and forgiving. Courageous, insightful, brave, and characteristically authentic, Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common's own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It is a powerful call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come. Review Quotes "A powerful memoir that speaks to all audiences."-- "Queen Latifah" "A thoughtful and beautiful book that tells us much more about Common. . . . His mother's perspective takes this to another level."--Toure "Author of Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness" "Common is a 360-degree human being, and I don't say that about many people. He never needed to "pimp the hood" to achieve his deserved success. He is an eloquent and honorable role model and his memoir is a perfect example of his depth as a human being. In addition, reading about his childhood and upbringing in Chicago is really a trip - because we went through so many of the same experiences albeit decades apart. Chicago is still the roughest and primary "Institution of Hard Knocks," and if you can make it there, you can truly make it anywhere!"--Quincy Jones "Raw in its honesty, profound in its insights, One Day It'll All Make Sense establishes Common as a voice that is as compelling on the page as it is on a record. This is not simply the story of an individual artist but a crucial page the history of hip hop itself."--Jelani Cobb "The Substance of Hope"
How to Get Your Son Back - by Kevin Fall & Austin T Fall (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 390Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Life Doctor Publishing LLCAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Kevin Fall & Austin T FallLanguage: English About the Book Are you worried about your teen's behavior, decision-making, or life direction but feel powerless to help them change? Read how this parent-turned-psychologist helped his son transform from high school dropout, felon, and suicidal young man into a confident, compassionate college graduate, nurturing father, and loving son. Book Synopsis Are you worried about your teen's behavior, decision-making, or life direction but feel powerless to help them change? Are your attempts at communicating with your child met with cold resistance, shouting matches, and slamming doors? While this book includes details relevant to raising a son, the overall principles also apply to troubled daughters.Whether you want to improve communication or help your struggling teen make better choices, How to Get Your Son Back: 7 Steps to Reconnect and Repair Your Relationship will show you how to: - Stop the fighting and reestablish communication, mutual respect, and trust - Motivate and show your teen how to change - Help your teen heal and continually grow - Inspire your teen to live their best lifeRead how this parent-turned-psychologist helped his son transform from high school dropout, felon, and suicidal young man into a confident, compassionate college graduate, nurturing father, and loving son--and find strategies you can use to help your teen flourish.
The Couple's Survival Workbook - by David Olsen & Douglas Stephens (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 238Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Marriage & Long-Term RelationshipsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Echo Point Books & MediaAge Range: AdultAuthor: David Olsen & Douglas StephensLanguage: English About the Book With more than 55 years of experience between them, master couple's therapists David Olsen and Douglas Stephens know where most relationships go awry. Based on their knowledge of those danger zones, they have created cartneared, practical exercises that help you successfully navigate those areas. Book Synopsis With more than 55 years of experience between them, master couple's therapists David Olsen and Douglas Stephens know where most relationships go awry. Based on their knowledge of those danger zones, they have created cartneared, practical exercises that help you successfully navigate those areas. The goal is to turn problems or potential problems into opportunities for greater communication and intimacy.Olsen and Stephens also know that often only one half of a couple is ready to make real changes. The Couple's Survival Workbook is designed to work even if your partner isn't committed to the process. By skillfully changing yourself, you're likely to find your whole relationship improving.Whether you're a therapist seeking practical, effective exercises for the couples you work with clients or you are part of a struggling couple looking to make your relationship work, The Couple's Survival Workbook can help.
HeartWind "Corazon y Viento" (Spanish Edition) - by Joel Andres (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 262Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Love & RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Xulon PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Joel AndresLanguage: Spanish Book Synopsis HeartWind "Corazón Y Viento" es la historia del hijo de un héroe local que pierde su camino luego del trágico fallecimiento de su padre. Después de varios años bajo total aislamiento personal, se topa con un inigualable interés amoroso. Que sin saberlo promueve un cambio íntimo en su estilo de vida con la ayuda de un señor lleno de sabiduría mayor quien le comparte puntos de vista interesantes sobre Dios y la vida. Joel Andrés es un joven emprendedor y graduado universitario lleno de gran creatividad e imaginación. Cuya pasión por contar historias creció rápidamente después de unas pocas cartas de amor inspiradas por su propia vida personal. Decide perseguir sueños de convertirse en autor, con increíbles historias para compartir y toda una vida para hacerlo. En sus propias palabras; Escribo para los amantes de la narración de historias y la literatura. Para los románticos que buscan amor y romance. Para los soñadores que desean historias inspiradoras y aprendizaje constructivo. Para las mentes imaginarias que aprecian las fantasías lejos de la realidad. Y para aquellos que no renuncian su fe sino que aprovechan su momento para vivir en ella. Este es sólo el comienzo.
Why Your Kids Misbehave--And What to Do about It - by Kevin Leman (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Fleming H. Revell CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Kevin LemanLanguage: English About the Book Popular parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author identifies the three core reasons kids misbehave (attention, power, revenge) and provides practical, experience-based solutions for what to do in each situation. Book Synopsis Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You've tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work.That's because you're not addressing the root reasons for why kids misbehave, says international parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman. In this book, he reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.With his signature wit and wisdom, Dr. Leman helps you see through your child's eyes, revealing why they do what they do, who they learn their behaviors from, and why they continue behaving badly. He identifies the stages of misbehavior, where your child is on the spectrum, and how to not only avoid escalating bad behavior but get on the front end and turn it around for good.By the end of this book, you'll be smiling at the transformation in yourself, your child, and your home. Guaranteed. From the Back Cover Your kids can play you like a violin. But you don't have to let them.Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing things. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know exactly how to push your buttons. You've tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work.That's because you're not addressing the root reasons for why kids misbehave, says international parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman. In Why Your Kids Misbehave--and What to Do about It, he reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work and are a long-term win for both of you.With his signature wit and wisdom, Dr. Leman helps you see through your child's eyes, revealing why they do what they do, who they learn their behaviors from, and why they continue behaving badly. He identifies the stages of misbehavior, where your child is on the spectrum, and how to not only avoid escalating bad behavior but get on the front end and turn it around for good.By the end of this book, you'll be smiling at the transformation in yourself, your child, and your home . . . guaranteed. About the Author Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, New York Times bestselling author, radio and television personality, educator, humorist, and speaker who has written more than 60 books, including The Birth Order Book, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren.
The ADHD Parenting Handbook - by Colleen Alexander-Roberts (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Taylor Trade PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Colleen Alexander-RobertsLanguage: English About the Book Practical advice for parents from parents, and proven techniques for raising hyperactive children without losing your temper. Book Synopsis A compilation of practical advice and tips for handling day-to-day activities that routinely become problematic for ADHD children, such as getting dressed for school, going to bed, performing chores, completing homework, and playing with other children. Review Quotes ...here's a book filled with the experiences of hundreds of parents of ADHD children gathered via surveys by the author.--BooklistThis well-written book provides guidelines, suggestions, and advice to help parents interact with their children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...this work stands out as a family management guide--Library Journal About the Author Colleen Alexander-Roberts is the Author of The Essential Adoption Handbook and a freelance writer whose family faces the daily challenges of ADHD. A member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (C.H.A.D.D.) and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (A.D.D.A.), Colleen lives in Swanson, Ohio with her husband and their children.
Drowning With My Hair On Fire - by Ce Eshelman Lmft (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 344Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Adoption & FosteringFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Outskirts PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ce Eshelman LmftLanguage: English Book Synopsis Relief for Adoptive Parents of Traumatized, Attachment-Challenged Children. . . Drowning with My Hair on Fire is a lifeline for adoptive parents trying to navigate the choppy waters of raising adopted children from difficult beginnings. Author Ce Eshelman's beautiful heart really shines through in the hundreds of letters to parents to read each day when needing hope, inspiration, advice, direction, reminders, or practical help. She deeply understands them and the chaos of their lives and families because she was there, but is now able to give them the wisdom culled from reading every book on the subject, attending hundreds of seminars and workshops, years of her own therapy, and fearlessly facing her own mistakes. If you are raising a traumatized, attachment-challenged child, Ce is the friend you want, and this is the book you need. "Ce is the real deal. She's one of those rare gems who deeply cares about the people she serves. She is willing to freeze frame and blow up her mistakes for you to see so you can avoid the same pitfalls. She then points to the path of secure attachment. The book itself is a secure base you can return to again and again when things get difficult at home." -Jennifer Olden, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist
Here to Make Friends - by Hope Kelaher (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7 Inches (H) x 5 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: FriendshipFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ulysses PressAuthor: Hope KelaherAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "As you read through Here to Make Friends, you'll learn the facts behind why it's so difficult to make friends in adulthood, what you can do to evaluate your current social circle, and how to put yourself out there and meet new people. This is the perfect motivator for overcoming your own unique challenges surrounding initiating and keeping friendships, so you can finally, confidently exclaim, "Yes, I am here to make friends!"--Page  of cover. Book Synopsis Skip the small talk and learn how to build a supportive community, engage with new people, and cultivate authentic, long-lasting friendships at every stage of life. It sometimes seems like everyone has a big, happy, fulfilling social life, full of lifelong friendships...except you. As we grow older and school friendships fade, it can be difficult to meet new people and cultivate meaningful friendships. How do you strike up a conversation with a stranger? How do you move from mutual acquaintances to real friends? Here to Make Friends has the answers to all of these questions and more. Written by a licensed therapist, this book is packed full of helpful advice and tips to overcome social anxiety and start building a stronger social circle, such as: Tips for moving past small talkAdvice for getting out of your own headSuggestions for fun and memorable "friend dates"Strategies for connecting meaningfully with other people Everyone wants to feel connected. Here to Make Friends is the perfect companion for moving past the sometimes-lonely post-school stage and into lasting, fulfilling friendships. About The Author Hope Kelaher is a therapist based in New York City. She has extensive training in relational and systemic therapy and received post-graduate training from The Ackerman Institute for the Family. Hope has a degree in public health from The Johns Hopkins University and a clinical social work degree from Columbia University. Her passion is to help those struggling with anxiety and depression find healing connections among family and friends. Hope currently lives in Manhattan, where she is always working to make new friendships and strengthen her existing ones. In her spare time, Hope enjoys long walks with her dog, Luna, training for half-marathons, fishing, rowing, and cooking.
Date-Right - by Moboni Lewis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 74Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: DatingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Revival Waves of Glory MinistriesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Moboni LewisLanguage: English About the Book How would you like to find your "soul mate," without having to date everyone who comes your way? You can and it all starts with having an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Lord can, through His Spirit, guide and lead you to that person with whom you are best able to fulfill your purpose in life if you'll ask Him. Book Synopsis How would you like to find your "soul mate", without having to date everyone who comes your way? You can and it all starts with having an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Lord can, through His Spirit, guide and lead you to that person with whom you are best able to fulfill your purpose in life if you'll ask Him. He will instruct you and teach you in the way to go. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8 (NIV) A Practical and Insightful handbook for Christian Singles
Childhood and Society - 2nd Edition by Erik H Erikson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 448Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Erik H EriksonLanguage: English About the Book The landmark work on the social significance of childhood. Book Synopsis The original and vastly influential ideas of Erik H. Erikson underlie much of our understanding of human development. His insights into the interdependence of the individuals' growth and historical change, his now-famous concepts of identity, growth, and the life cycle, have changed the way we perceive ourselves and society. Widely read and cited, his works have won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Combining the insights of clinical psychoanalysis with a new approach to cultural anthropology, Childhood and Society deals with the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analyzing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation. It was hailed upon its first publication as a rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences (Margaret Mead, The American Scholar). Translated into numerous foreign languages, it has gone on to become a classic in the study of the social significance of childhood. From the Back Cover Childhood and Society deals with the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analyzing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation. It was hailed upon its first publication as 'a rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences' (Margaret Mead, The American Scholar). Translated into numerous foreign languages, it has gone on to become a classic in the study of the social significance of childhood.
The Parents' Survival Guide to Children, Technology and the Internet - by Robyn Treyvaud & Courtney Vowles (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 242Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Wangle Technologies LtdAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Robyn Treyvaud & Courtney VowlesLanguage: English About the Book Do you struggle to keep up with the technology in your children's lives? Do you feel as if there's a new game, app or social media platform to worry about almost every day? Do you want to know more about what young people do online? Book Synopsis Do you struggle to keep up with the technology in your children's lives? Do you feel as if there's a new game, app or social media platform to worry about almost every day? Do you want to know more about what young people do online?Living in the information age can often lead to a feeling of information overload. While there's no shortage of parenting advice, how do you know if it's reliable? And what do you do when that information is full of contradictions? The Parents' Survival Guide to Children, Technology and the Internet consolidates information, research and advice from over 200+ leading international resources, including some of the world's best technologists, child psychologists and online safety experts. In this ground-breaking book you will learn everything you need to know about: - how to deal with the internet, gaming and social media addictions- how to recognise and confront cyberbullying, extremism and online grooming- teaching your children about pornography and other potential danger zones- recognising when your children are having difficulties online- overcoming sleep deprivation caused by technology- setting a great example for your children Review Quotes 'THE BEST ONLINE HEALTH AND SAFETY BOOK ON THE MARKET' - Marsali S. Hancock, CEO & President, EP3 Foundation USA'A MUST-READ FOR ANY PARENT WHO CARES ABOUT THE WELLBEING OF THEIR CHILDREN' - Professor Donna Cross, The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute'ENERGY, OPTIMISM AND CLEAR PRAGMATIC ADVICE, THE PARENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE IS SIMPLY A MUST FOR ALL PARENTS' - David Wright, Director, UK Safer Internet Centre
All the Rage : Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership - by Darcy Lockman (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: 1.12 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Family + Relationships, PsychologySub-Genre: Interpersonal Relations, Marriage & Long-Term Relationships, ParentingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Darcy LockmanAge Range: AdultBook theme: MotherhoodLanguage: English Book Synopsis Why do men do so little at home? Why do women do so much? Why don't our egalitarian values match our lived experiences?Journalist-turned-psychologist Darcy Lockman offers a clear-eyed look at the most pernicious problem facing modern parents--how progressive relationships become traditional ones when children are introduced into the household. In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls to women, no matter their background, class, or professional status. All the Rage investigates the cause of this pervasive inequity to answer why, in households where both parents work full-time and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers' household management, mental labor, and childcare contributions still outweigh fathers'. How, in a culture that pays lip service to women's equality and lauds the benefits of father involvement--benefits that extend far beyond the well-being of the kids themselves--can a commitment to fairness in marriage melt away upon the arrival of children?Counting on male partners who will share the burden, women today have been left with what political scientists call unfulfilled, rising expectations. Historically these unmet expectations lie at the heart of revolutions, insurgencies, and civil unrest. If so many couples are living this way, and so many women are angered or just exhausted by it, why do we remain so stuck? Where is our revolution, our insurgency, our civil unrest? Darcy Lockman drills deep to find answers, exploring how the feminist promise of true domestic partnership almost never, in fact, comes to pass. Starting with her own marriage as a ground zero case study, she moves outward, chronicling the experiences of a diverse cross-section of women raising children with men; visiting new mothers' groups and pioneering co-parenting specialists; and interviewing experts across academic fields, from gender studies professors and anthropologists to neuroscientists and primatologists. Lockman identifies three tenets that have upheld the cultural gender division of labor and peels back the ways in which both men and women unintentionally perpetuate old norms. If we can all agree that equal pay for equal work should be a given, can the same apply to unpaid work? Can justice finally come home? From the Back Cover Why do men do so little at home?Why do women do so much?Why don't our egalitarian values match our lived experiences?Journalist-turned-psychologist Darcy Lockman offers a clear-eyed look at the most pernicious problem facing modern parents--how progressive relationships become traditional ones when children are introduced into the household.In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls to women, no matter their background, class, or professional status. All the Rage investigates the cause of this pervasive inequity to answer why, in households where both parents work full-time and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers' household management, mental labor, and childcare contributions still outweigh fathers'.How, in a culture that pays lip service to women's equality and lauds the benefits of father involvement--benefits that extend far beyond the well-being of the kids themselves--can a commitment to fairness in marriage melt away upon the arrival of children?Counting on male partners who will share the burden, women today have been left with what political scientists call unfulfilled, rising expectations. Historically these unmet expectations lie at the heart of revolutions, insurgencies, and civil unrest. If so many couples are living this way, and so many women are angered or just exhausted by it, why do we remain so stuck? Where is our revolution, our insurgency, our civil unrest?Darcy Lockman drills deep to find answers, exploring how the feminist promise of true domestic partnership almost never, in fact, comes to pass. Starting with her own marriage as a ground- zero case study, she moves outward, detailing the experiences of a diverse cross section of women raising children with men; visiting new-mothers' groups and pioneering co-parenting specialists; and interviewing experts across academic fields, from gender studies professors and anthropologists to neuroscientists and primatologists. Lockman identifies three tenets that have upheld the cultural gender division of labor and peels back the ways in which both men and women unintentionally perpetuate old norms.If we can all agree that equal pay for equal work should be a given, can the same apply to unpaid work? Can justice finally come home? Review Quotes "Darcy Lockman delves into the baffling inequity of domestic life in this well-researched and deeply personal book. Crucially, she doesn't just ask, 'How did we get here?' but goes even further with 'What can we do about it?' Lockman calls on both men and women to question gender entitlements, actively negotiate family life, and commit to fairness. Thoughtful and thought-provoking . . . there were many times when I was reading this book that I found myself nodding and saying 'Yes.' A worthy addition to a long-overdue conversation."--Jancee Dunn, author of How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids "How far we have not come! By saying what too often goes unsaid, Darcy Lockman delivers a thoughtful, timely, and bracing analysis of unfairness on the home front that is a boon to those whose dreams of an equal partnership have been dashed on the rocks of night feedings and mothers-only PTAs."--Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give "The only way All the Rage could be a better Mother's Day gift would be for partners to actually read it before giving it. Darcy Lockman does an expert job of excavating and examining all the complaints we have and injustices we feel, and then putting them into a context that feels completely fresh. She makes the case for talking about parenting and division of labor well before you begin raising children--and if you're already a parent, it would be impossible not to recognize yourself in these pages."--Kimberly Harrington, author of Amateur Hour
The Me, Me, Me Epidemic - by Amy McCready (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: TarcherperigeeAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Amy McCreadyLanguage: English About the Book "Parenting expert Amy McCready shows parents how to cure their kids of the entitlement epidemic so they develop happier, more productive attitudes. Whether parents are starting from scratch with a young toddler or navigating the teen years, they will find in this book proven strategies to effectively quell entitled attitudes in their children"-- Book Synopsis Cure your kids of the entitlement epidemic so they develop happier, more productive attitudes that will carry them into a successful adulthood. Whenever Amy McCready mentions the entitlement epidemic to a group of parents, she is inevitably met with eye rolls, nodding heads, and loaded comments about affected children. It seems everywhere one looks, there are preschoolers who only behave in the grocery store for a treat, narcissistic teenagers posting selfies across all forms of social media, and adult children living off their parents. Parenting expert McCready reveals in this book that the solution is to help kids develop healthy attitudes in life. By setting up limits with consequences and training them in responsible behavior and decision making, parents can rid their homes of the entitlement epidemic and raise confident, resilient, and successful children. Whether parents are starting from scratch with a young toddler or navigating the teen years, they will find in this book proven strategies to effectively quell entitled attitudes in their children. Review Quotes If there's one thing parents need to teach their kids--well beyond getting into college or finding a job--it's how to be humble, contributing citizens of the world. If you're a weary parent trying to do just that, you'll find encouragement and practical know-how in the clear and enjoyable pages of this book." --Daniel H. Pink, New York Times-bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us "What a wonderful resource for every parent raising children in today's self-absorbed world! A pivotal book for all parents who struggle with how to teach their children to be compassionate, empathic, and socially intelligent." --Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent "Insightful. Timely. Helpful. The 'Me, Me, Me' Epidemic is an important (and game-changing) read for anyone raising kids in our 24/7, give-them-whatever-they-want and never let them experience disappointment, culture. Ready to empower your kids without making them entitled? For the sake of the children, read this book." --Dr. Jane Nelsen, author and coauthor of the Positive Discipline series "Do you cave in to your kids' demands even when you know it's a bad idea? Do you rescue your kids when they forget things? Do you find yourself 'over-contributing' to your child's school project so he can meet the deadline? Most parents do these things because they can't figure out what else to do in the heat of the moment. Amy McCready shows parents why this kind of parenting raises kids who don't learn from experience, don't take responsibility, and are no fun to live with! She describes exactly what parents can do and say to set appropriate limits and help kids develop resilience."--Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids "Every time Amy McCready has been a guest on Today I have found myself agreeing with absolutely everything she says. She's a no-nonsense, commonsense communicator, and The "Me, Me, Me" Epidemic offers parents great wisdom and practical advice." --Kathie Lee Gifford "I'm all for practical life hacks that make parenting easier, less stressful, and a whole lot more fun--and the strategies Amy McCready shares in The 'Me, Me, Me' Epidemic are both easy AND powerful for anyone juggling life and parenthood in today's hyper-connected, instant gratification world. This is a must-read book, no matter the age of your kids. There are as many great tips in here for teens as there are for toddlers! --Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents and The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work "The 'Me, Me, Me' Epidemic is probably the most important parenting book of the decade. Ms. McCready brilliantly helps us turn from unhealthy parenting to great parenting in a simple, fun and workable manner." --Meg Meeker, M.D., bestselling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and cohost of James Dobson's Family Talk radio show "Amy McCready never fails to share the strategies parents need to empower their kids, empower themselves, and know that they are giving their children the very best start in a complicated world. The 'Me, Me, Me' Epidemic is a must-read for every parent who wants to raise great kids without raising their voice." --Michele Borba, Ed.D., educational psychologist and author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions "This book immediately motivated me to stop doing things for my children that they can do for themselves. My eyes were opened to the many ways my children could contribute to the family and become prepared to thrive in the real world." --Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama "Thank you, Amy McCready, for writing a comprehensive, entertaining, on-point parenting guide that will become the dog-eared go-to manual for every parent who wants their child to become a happy, successful adult. Amy addresses the timeliest of childrearing challenges head-on, and then gives parents the tools to navigate through almost any situation with their child. If you want to strengthen your relationship with your child, and enhance your child's true self-confidence and maturity, read this book." --Loni Coombs, author of "You're Perfect" and Other Lies Parents Tell: The Ugly Truth about Spoiling Your Kids "Amy McCready has long been one of my parenting heroines. Her keen sense of what it takes to establish healthy parent-child relationships and a family that flourishes made her my 'go-to gal' when I needed guidance, a different perspective, or a gentle kick in the fanny to get me parenting at my best again. Amy offers parents a clear path for raising kids who see themselves as part of the larger human landscape--not the center of the universe. She makes it possible for any parent to restore balance and order to their parenting." --Vicki Hoefle, author of The Straight Talk on Parenting: A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a Grown-Up and Duct Tape Parenting With this book, you'll be raising a child who will put down his iPhone and fold the laundry. Amy McCready understands what kids crave: family belonging. Find out just how capable your kids can be." --Heather Shumaker, author of It's OK Not to Share and It's OK to Go Up the Slide "Whether we like it or not, we live in a world of entitled kids of all ages and economic levels. In this book, Amy McCready offers a wonderful step-by-step guide on how to un-entitle your kids." --Richard and Linda Eyre, New York Times bestselling authors of The Entitlement Trap "A smart, wise, and practical book for 21st century parents, The 'Me, Me, Me' Epidemic offers concrete tips and strategies to develop compassionate, engaged children. Her recommendations are based on solid psychological principles and a clear understanding of what children need to thrive." --Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, developmental psychologist "With Amy McCready's powerful insights and real-world answers, she shares how to keep entitlement at bay and raise terrific kids who are happier, healthier, better grounded, and more resilient than their over-indulged counterparts. This book is a small investment that will pay great dividends." --Farnoosh Torabi, financial strategist and author of Be Money Smart and When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women "McCready provides step by step strategies for dialing down the stress and amping up the fun part of parenting. If you want to raise children that you will enjoy for the rest of your life, buy this book." --Lisa Earle McLeod, leadership expert and author of Leading with Noble Purpose: How to Create a Tribe of True Believers "In a very child-centered world, it can be a challenge to raise kids with realistic expectations of what life will bestow, but this book proved to me that it's possible, and that there's a way of raising my daughter in a far more loving way that sets her on the path to a happier childhood and a more successful life. Thank you, Amy." --Faye de Muyshondt, author of Socialsklz: -) for Success: How to Give Children the Skills They Need to Thrive in the Modern World "Entitlement is an epidemic. Amy McCready's book is the perfect antidote to the problem. She provides clear suggestions and guidance as to how to combat it, while promoting positivity and empowering your children. This book is a must-read for all of us struggling with the 'me' generation." --Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD, author of Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters The 'Me, Me, Me' Epidemic is a must read for every parent. As a parenting professional and a parent, Amy McCready knows, firsthand, the negative effects of entitlement on a family. Interspersed among realistic anecdotes (you may wonder if she is listening at the door of your house) Ms. McCready presents a thoughtful, developmentally based, respectful approach to detangling yourself and your family from the insidious entitlement web. --Dale V. Atkins, Ph.D., psychologist, relationship expert, and author of Sanity Savers McCready covers a wealth of suggestions for helping kids become un-entitled, along with scripts parents can use and ideas for various ages from pre-school to teen. This user-friendly guide is overflowing with practical, creative, and thoughtful strategies. --Publishers Weekly A guide to stopping the helicoptering, lawn-mowing, and overindulging that can lead to entitled, self-centered thinking in children. McCready sorts out the sensible from the nonsense. Given the competing noise about parenting, this book should be required reading for parents. --Kirkus Reviews About the Author Amy McCready is the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time . . . The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling, and a regular parenting contributor for Today. She lives with her husband and two sons in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Untangled - by Lisa Damour (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Life StagesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Ballantine BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: TeenagersAuthor: Lisa DamourLanguage: English About the Book "Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to [propose] the seven distinct--and absolutely normal--developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including parting with childhood, contending with adult authority, entering the romantic world, and caring for herself. Providing ... scenarios and ... advice on how to engage daughters ... [this book] gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions"--Dust jacket flap. Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what's going on, prepares parents for what's to come, and lets them know when it's time to worry. Look for Under Pressure, the companion guide to coping with stress and anxiety among girls, available now. In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct--and absolutely normal--developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including - My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond? - Do I tell my teen daughter that I'm checking her phone? - My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her? - Where's the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder? - My teenage daughter wants to know why I'm against pot when it's legal in some states. What should I say? - My daughter's friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl's mother to let her know? Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman. BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD WINNER"Finally, there's some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I've come across in a long time."--The Washington Post "Anna Freud wrote in 1958, 'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.' In the intervening decades, the transition doesn't appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource."--The Boston Globe Review Quotes "Finally, there's some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I've come across in a long time."--The Washington Post "Anna Freud wrote in 1958, 'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.' In the intervening decades, the transition doesn't appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource."--The Boston Globe "Damour offers a hopeful, helpful new way for parents to talk about--and with--teenage girls. . . . Parents will want this book on their shelves, next to established classics of the genre."--Publishers Weekly "For years people have been asking me for the 'girl equivalent of Raising Cain, ' and I haven't known exactly what to recommend. Now I do."--Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain "An essential guide to understanding and supporting girls throughout their development. It's obvious that Dr. Damour 'gets' girls and is one of the few experts in the field who works with them day in and day out. She clearly understands the best way for any adult to help them navigate the common yet difficult challenges so many girls face."--Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes "Untangled is a gem. Lisa Damour deftly blends insights from her clinical experience working with girls, time-honored wisdom on adolescence, the latest social science and neuroscience research, and frank descriptions of cultural trends and media messages. From the moment I read the last page I've been recommending it to my clients (including those with sons!) and colleagues, and using it as a refreshing guide in my own work with teenagers and their parents."--Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee "An arsenal of strategies to respond to your daughter's ever-changing brain, feelings, and choices, Untangled will become your dog-eared travel guide to the mysterious world of teenage girls."--Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out "So chock-full of practical wisdom that I read it straight through twice, then recommended it to every person I know who has a daughter. This book will, no question, make you a better--and a saner--parent of your adolescent girl."--Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls and Sex "There are books about teenagers that are smart. And there are books about teenagers that are practical. Lisa Damour, thankfully, provides us with one that is both. With palpable empathy and understanding for adolescent girls and their families, Damour equips parents with a flexible blueprint for anticipating challenges and encouraging growth in their daughters. If you have a daughter (or were a daughter!), Untangled is mandatory reading."--Madeline Levine, Ph.D., author of The Price of Privilege About the Author Lisa Damour, Ph.D., graduated with honors from Yale University, worked for the Yale Child Study Center, then received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of numerous academic papers and chapters related to education and child development. Dr. Damour directs Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University. She and her husband have two daughters and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Hijos Tiranos O Débiles Dependientes - by Martha Alicia Chávez (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: GrijalboAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Martha Alicia ChávezLanguage: Spanish Book Synopsis En la actualidad los padres padecemos una monumental crisis de autoridad. Una familia es un sistema, un grupo de individuos de una misma clase y especie y como tal, requiere de una jerarquía que le dé balance y orden y le permita existir de manera equilibrada y armoniosa. Las estructuras jerárquicas son necesarias para la supervivencia en todos los niveles, y en el caso de la familia, implican un orden descendente de acuerdo a criterios de autoridad y poder. Esto significa que lo esperado -porque es lo sano-, es que los padres ocupen el primer lugar en ese orden jerárquico. No porque sean mejores, superiores, o más valiosos, sino porque son los mayores, los procreadores y es lo que va con la armonía y el orden natural de la vida. Observemos la naturaleza toda, que nos confirma la ineludible realidad de que las estructuras jerárquicas son necesarias para que exista el equilibrio, la armonía y la vida misma. Cuando en una familia la autoridad y el poder recaen donde no deben estar, es decir en los hijos (uno o todos), el sistema se desequilibra, la dinámica de relación entre los miembros se confunde y trastorna, desarmonizando profundamente a todos y en todos los niveles. Por otra parte, tener tanto poder en la familia, hace sentir al hijo o los hijos que lo llevan, alterados emocionalmente, ansiosos y angustiados. Es demasiado pesado cargar sobre sus espaldas semejante paquete: la autoridad y el poder que está "diseñado" para las espaldas de los progenitores -los padres- no de los hijos. ¿Cuáles son los factores que originan esta trágica y peligrosa "crisis de autoridad", que nos aqueja a los padres hoy en día? ¿Por qué no podemos decir NO? ¿Por qué nos cuesta tanto establecer una disciplina dentro del seno familiar? ¿Qué nos lleva a querer resolverles los problemas a nuestros hijos, darles todo en charola de plata y a manos llenas y facilitarles tanto la vida? ¿Por qué permitimos que nos maltraten? Este libro responde a estos cuestionamientos y proporciona información y herramientas efectivas para ayudar a los padres a aprender a amar a sus hijos con sabiduría y a capacitarse para crear la armoniosa combinación de una firme disciplina y un gran amor: fórmula infalible. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION ENGLISH DESCRIPTION When the authority and power in a family rest on the children (one or all of them), the system goes out of balance, the relationship dynamics among the members gets confused and unhinged, creating profound discord for all family members, on all levels. This book provides effective information and toolsto help parents learn to love their children with wisdom and train themselves to create a harmonious combination of firm discipline and great love: a sure-fire formula. About the Author Martha Alicia Chávez es una reconocida psicóloga, con especialidades en psicoterapia familiar sistémica, programación neurolingüística, hipnoterapia ericksoniana y terapia en alcoholismo y adicciones. Es considerada una autoridad en temas concernientes a la educación de los hijos y las relaciones entre éstos y sus padres. Numerosos profesionales de la salud utilizan sus libros como base para su trabajo terapéutico y para impartir cursos y talleres. Sus obras son textos obligados en la bibliografía de universidades e instituciones educativas. El positivo impacto que genera proviene de una vasta experiencia profesional y de un honesto compromiso con su propio crecimiento interior. Es autora de los éxitos Tu hijo, tu espejo, Todo pasa# y esto también pasará, Te voy a contar una historia, En honor a la verdad, Hijos tiranos o débiles dependientes, 90 respuestas a 90 preguntas, Mamá, te quiero; papá, te quiero, Hijos invisibles, Hijos gordos y ¡Con golpes no!
The Late Talker - by Marilyn C Agin & Lisa F Geng & Malcolm Nicholl (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 228Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Marilyn C Agin & Lisa F Geng & Malcolm NichollLanguage: English Book Synopsis Every parent eagerly awaits the day his or her child will speak for the first time. For millions of mothers and fathers, however, anticipation turns to anxiety when those initial, all-important words are a long time coming. Many worried parents are reassured that their child is "just a late talker," but unfortunately, all too often that is not the case. Nineteen million children in the United States have serious speech disorders, such as apraxia of speech. For these toddlers, early and intensive speech therapy is crucial if they are to stand a chance of ever speaking normally. This book was written to help the worried parent cut through the confusion and stress to determine if their child needs help.The Late Talker is the first book of its kind, providing effective, practical answers to the questions every concerned parent asks. Written by Marilyn C. Agin, a highly respected developmental pediatrician, and Lisa F. Geng, a mother of two late talkers, it is a tremendously useful handbook that includes: - Ways to identify the warning signs of a speech disorder- Information on how to get the right kind of evaluations and therapy- Ways to obtain appropriate services through the school system and health insurance - Fun at-home activities that parents can do with their child to stimulate speech- Groundbreaking evidence of the promising and dramatic benefits of nutritional supplementation- Advice from experienced parents who've been there on what to expect and what you can do to be your child's best advocate Review Quotes "This gem of a book provides useful, field-tested advice . . . offering comfort and counsel for the anxious parent." --Richard D. Lavoie, M.S., M.Ed., visiting professor at Simmons College, former director of the Riverview School, and producer of The F.A.T. City Video"Full of terrifically practical and encouraging information . . . Everyone on the team helping your late-talking child will benefit from reading this book." --Martha R. Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School"This book offers reassuring and realistic advice . . . Armed with this knowledge, both parents and professionals alike will be able to help late talkers find their voice." --ADVANCE Magazine About the Author Marilyn C. Agin, M.D. has a master's degree in Communication Disorders and was a practicing speech pathologist; she is board certified in Pediatrics and Rehabilitation. Dr. Agin is the Medical Director of the Early Intervention Program for New York City--the biggest program of its kind in the country. She also treats developmentally disabled children in a clinic setting and does private neurodevelopmental evaluations for children of all ages. Lisa Geng is the mother of two "late talkers" and the founder and president of Children's Apraxia Network, a non-profit organization for children with neurologically-based language disorders. Lisa also founded CHERAB, a nonprofit foundation for parents and professionals working together to provide support and information for parents of children with speech challenges and/or apraxia.Malcolm J. Nicholl is a former international journalist whose career included a two year position as Belfast bureau chief for the London Daily Mirror. He has written extensively on nutrition and education subjects.
Gift for My Mother (Hardcover) by Lidia Maria Riba
Number of Pages: 80Genre: Family + RelationshipsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Natl Book NetworkAuthor: Lidia Maria RibaAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Youth Magnet - by Alphaeus Anderson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 140Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Life StagesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: JT PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: TeenagersAuthor: Alphaeus AndersonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Organizations that serve and support youth are in a state of emergency. Churches are reporting staggering dropout rates, programs are seeing lackluster youth participation and there is an overall disinterest among the millennial and younger age groups. Alphaeus Anderson stumbled upon a process to attract and empower youth. He used the methods contained in this book, to develop a thriving, award-winning community choir of over 350 students. The secret to his successful outreach can be found at the source. Embrace his teaching methods and you will become a Youth Magnet in no time! Review Quotes RYAN COLEExecutive Director, Cindy Trimm Ministries Atlanta, GAAlphaeus Anderson is an exceptional leader! He has worked with me in reaching the youth and young adults in my community. It is astounding to see him work with the next generation. His experience, passion, and unique methods are extremely effective in transforming and equipping the youth of our nation! I have experienced it rst hand! May he continue to do the work of the Lord. ___KARYL GAEHRINGRedemption Ministerial Fellowship International Greenville, SCI have personally known Alphaeus Anderson for some time now. He is an anointed man of God, with high integrity, honor, and respect towards the things of God and all people. His character is mature and solid. His talents and gifts are used to bring glory and honor to our God. He gives of himself without reservation. He is compassionate, caring, and serves from his heart. I have worked as a fellow musician alongside him for several years, and I can truthfully say he has a true heart for God. He loves people, and he is incredible with youth. I would highly recommend him as a speaker, seminar guest, or musician. You will indeed be blessed by this man's ministry, as he lives a life that positively represents Jesus. ___BRANDON HOLTInternational Worship Leader Decatur, ILAlphaeus Anderson and the EAT Center have been impacting the lives of young people for years! He has a unique ability to speak into their lives and connect through the most basic of languages...MUSIC! Thousands of young people all over the world have been impacted by his gifts and talents. It is a true blessing to see all that he has accomplished, and it is exciting to know there is SOOO much to learn from him in his book.___BOBBY PARKERMedia Talent & Host of The Bobby Parker Radio Show and Morning host on WEAL Greensboro, NCI believe Alphaeus Anderson is a genius. He writes for major artists, and he produces for many Gospel artists. However, his real success comes when he reaches out to young people. With the major success of his Stellar Award winning youth choir, he has transformed youth into inspiring adults. I love his passion for children and youth choirs. He teaches with passion and the awards come from his dedication to the craft. I encourage any young person, or those leading young people, to run and get the wealth of knowledge that Alphaeus has for them.___REVEREND DR. LONNIE & VIRGINIA RECTORPilgrim Baptist Church Newark, DEThe Stellar Award winning, Alphaeus Anderson is a hardworking, anointed, young man, with an effective and impactful gift dedicated to reaching youth. Through his teachings, we have witnessed young people grow from singing in a whisper, to melodiously belting out songs for Christ. It is a blessing to watch the hand of God working through him, and we consider ourselves fortunate when we have an opportunity to sit with him. ___
Family Ties - by Portia Sands (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 184Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: AngerFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pageturner, Press and MediaAge Range: AdultAuthor: Portia SandsLanguage: English About the Book The novel has a modern-day Bahamian context and highlights a female pastor and her family. Pastor Martha has reared her four daughters to be Christian and God-fearing. Book Synopsis The novel has a modern-day Bahamian context and highlights a female pastor and her family. Pastor Martha has reared her four daughters to be Christian and God-fearing. Their differing personalities and relationship experiences take each of them on a romantic journey that challenges them emotionally and socially. There are also secrets, mystery, and intrigue. Will the family bond be able to hold strong throughout the challenges?
PJ's Story - by Josephine Pelt (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 210Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Life StagesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Page Publishing, Inc.Age Range: AdultBook theme: Later YearsAuthor: Josephine PeltLanguage: English Book Synopsis PJ's story is not a story about rags to riches. It is a test of true love, faith, and strength! The story is about a young African American girl growing up in one of the poorest segregated parts of Southern Alabama. From the time she was a young girl, PJ had dreams of moving to the big city and becoming a successful business woman. The story chronicles PJ's struggling childhood homelife to adulthood and to single-parenthood. It tells of her journey to what she called the big-city life and all the struggles and trials she faced along the way trying to find love in the men she encountered in her life and to fulfill her dreams of success. Through all her struggles and trials, PJ had to learn the hard way that her quest to find love and success in people was not God's plan for her life. She had to learn that in order to achieve those things, she had to put God first and follow his commands. She learned that love doesn't come from getting God and people to love you, but it comes from you, getting to love God, people, and yourself. PJ learned that it doesn't matter if you have a two-parent home or a single-parent home. What matters is that you do your best to raise your children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, teaching them the value and the true meaning of love from God's perspective. No matter what path your children may take, always love them unconditionally and always pray for protection over their lives. In other words, "stand in the gap" for your children and all your family members, and watch God work!
How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids - by Carla Naumburg (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5.8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Workman PublishingAuthor: Carla NaumburgAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English"Highly readable, entertaining prose...Naumburg' s voice is empathic and real; she doles out plenty of helpful examples and suggestions, then summaries them all in constructive lists at the end of the book." -- BookPage "It's a super practical book and one I'd recommend to every parent--and while not about burnout specifically, it's definitely about self-care." -- BookRiot Winner of the Caregiver Friendly Award! "How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids will make you laugh out loud, nod in agreement, and cry tears of relief as you realize that you are not alone and you do have the power to make healthy changes that benefit the whole family. Highly recommended during any stage of the parenting journey." --Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean Girls and The Happy Kid Handbook "Funny, honest and real, this is the book I needed when my kids were toddlers--and middle graders--and yesterday afternoon. Naumburg reminds me that I have to deal with my own shit to have a fighting chance at helping my kids deal with theirs, and she doesn't shy away from hard truths and challenges about the process, or skimp on practical ideas for getting there. I'm going to need multiple copies of this one--one for me, and one for pretty much everyone else I know." --KJ Dell'Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life and Loving (Almost) Every Minute "Reading this book is like going to the best parenting class and leaving feeling taken care of and motivated to make changes. Naumburg's concrete tips, honesty, and thought-provoking suggestions will inspire and empower you." --Catherine Pearlman, PhD, LCSW, author of Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction "Makes you feel hugged rather than judged. By the end not only are you laughing your ass off, but you've gained a sense of self-compassion and a concrete action plan. Part self-help manual, part funny textbook (complete with helpful metaphors and saucy acronyms), and part poignant memoir, How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids is a must-read for any parent!" --Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide "This book hits the trifecta: it's enjoyable, easy to read, and full of expert information I will actually use. It's like sitting down with a really wise, funny friend who has all the answers, but doesn't act like she does. It's already in my top five parenting books you have to read!" --Kate Rope, author of Strong as a Mother: How to Stay Happy, Healthy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood "This wise, compassionate book will give comfort and useful ideas to every parent, whether they lose their sh*t once a year--or once a day!" --Katherine Reynolds Lewis, author of The Good News About Bad Behavior
The Power of Play - by David Elkind (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Da Capo Lifelong BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: David ElkindLanguage: English About the Book While parents may worry that their children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in the latest "educational" games, Elkinds "The Power of Play" reassures that unscheduled imaginative play goes far in preparing children for academic and social success. Book Synopsis In modern childhood, free, unstructured play time is being replaced more and more by academics, lessons, competitive sports, and passive, electronic entertainment. While parents may worry that their children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in constant, explicit learning or using the latest educational games, David Elkind's The Power of Play reassures us that unscheduled imaginative play goes far in preparing children for academic and social success. Through expert analysis of the research and powerful situational examples, Elkind shows that, indeed, creative spontaneous activity best sets the stage for academic learning in the first place: Children learn mutual respect and cooperation through role-playing and the negotiation of rules, which in turn prepare them for successful classroom learning; in simply playing with rocks, for example, a child could discover properties of counting and shapes that are the underpinnings of math; even a toddler's babbling is a necessary precursor to the acquisition of language. An important contribution to the literature about how children learn, The Power of Play suggests ways to restore play's respected place in children's lives, at home, at school, and in the larger community. In defense of unstructured down time, it encourages parents to trust their instincts and resist the promise of the wide and dubious array of educational products on the market geared to youngsters. Review Quotes "Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry," September 2008"An easy and enjoyable read...Elkind's latest book reflects his career-long devotion to children's well-being...He lays out a comprehensive vision for how parents can support and foster children's free play and gently but convincingly illustrates why they should do so...This book will be well received by parents, teachers, and policymakers." About the Author David Elkind, PhD, is a professor emeritus of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University and the author of more than a dozen books, including The Hurried Child and The Power of Play. Through his writings, media appearances, and lectures in the United States and abroad, he is recognized as one of the leading advocates for the preservation of childhood. He lives on Cape Cod.
Letters to My Love : Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. (Stationery) - by Lea Redmond
Dimensions (Overall): 4.1 Inches (H) x 7.9 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 12Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Love + RomanceSeries Title: Letters to MyFormat: MiscellaneousPublisher: Chronicle Books LlcAuthor: Lea RedmondAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Review Quotes "Put your heart in the write place with these books of 12 fold-and-mail-style letters that use clever prompts ("I knew you were the one for me when..." "What I love about us...") to make composing meaningful missives a whole lot easier. My favorite is Letters to My Love. I've been telling people this for years: What a partner wants to know is how you really feel. This will make him or her swoon!"- Oprah About The Author Letters to My Love is part of the Letters to My... series, created by artist Lea Redmond. Her creative workshop, Leafcutter Designs, offers curious goods, surprising services, and projects for participation: www.leafcutterdesigns.com.Visit www.letterstomy.com to see the whole series. Book Synopsis Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015Letters to My Love will inspire you to declare your affection in this keepsake collection. Nothing is more romantic than a handwritten love letter!Each letter is printed with a unique prompt like: When we first met...What I love about us...It's the little things, like when...Included are 12 letters that will inspire love notes to remind your sweetheart how much your relationship means to you.Postdate each envelope, seal with a kiss (and a sticker), and gift this book of love to your sweetheart for future opening.
Your Baby Is Speaking to You - by Kevin Nugent (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Life StagesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Mariner BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Infants & ToddlersAuthor: Kevin NugentLanguage: English About the Book Through intimate access to babies and their families, Dr. Nugent and acclaimed photographer Morell capture the amazingly precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born. Book Synopsis From an international expert on infant-parent communication, Your Baby Is Speaking To You is destined to become a parenting classic. Through intimate access to babies and their families, Dr. Kevin Nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture the amazingly precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born. Your Baby Is Speaking to You illustrates the full range of behaviors--early smiling to startling, feeding to sleeping, listening to your voice and recognizing your face. The newest research--including information on subtle and fleeting behaviors not seen or explained in any other book--illuminates the meaning of the things babies do that concern and delight new parents: - the language of yawning - the rich range of cries, and how to understand their meanings - baby's earliest "sleep smiles" and sleep states, and what they signify Your Baby Is Speaking To You delivers the information parents crave in gentle, accessible style while giving parents the confidence they need to respond to their own baby's way of communicating during the very first astonishing days and the months beyond. Review Quotes In this gorgeous book on early infancy, physician Nugent and photographer Morell provide a stunning layout combined with rich, graceful text... This is, quite simply, a beautiful and elegant book, appropriate for anyone who has ever loved, or wants to love, a baby. -- Library Journal, starred review About the Author Kevin Nugent, Ph.D., is director of the Brazelton Institute at Children's Hospital, Boston, where he has led studies of newborn infants and early parent-child relations for over three decades. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Harvard Medical School. With T. Berry Brazelton, he co-authored the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, used in hospitals around the world. Recently Nugent and colleagues created the Newborn Behavioral Observations system, designed to help parents understand their baby's behavior.Abelardo Morell is a widely respected photographer who has exhibited at major museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include Alice in Wonderland and A Book of Books.
Self-Care for New Moms - by Corinne Crossley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 264Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: MotherhoodAuthor: Corinne CrossleyLanguage: English Book Synopsis Explore postpartum self-care strategies for eating, body image, emotions, nursing and milk production, sex, and so much more! The role of motherhood is one where women are continuously asked to focus on the needs of everyone else but themselves. This is a significant issue in the arena of self-care, where we often ignore our own hunger, energy levels, and emotions in the pursuit of taking care of others. Written from the perspectives of both therapist and busy mom, Self-Care for New Moms features several eye-opening exercises, interviews from a village of experts (who also happen to be moms), and helpful interventions to help you get through the chronic depletion common to the postpartum year. Self-care strategies include: Exercise and yogaPelvic floor recovery workPsychotherapySelf-compassion techniquesComplementary and alternative methods (massage, chiropractic, or acupuncture)Simple recipesMethods for reconnecting with your partnerAnd so much more The practical exercises and comforting techniques in this book will help you manage one of motherhood's biggest challenges: self-care. Review Quotes "Finally, a book for postpartum that tells it like it is with professional insights alongside positive food and body messages. The western world has been waiting for this resource." --Lindsay Stenovec, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, host of The Embodied & Well Mom Show podcast About the Author Corinne Crossley, LMHC has been in private practice for nine years treating women and men struggling with eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders, and has a special interest in employing yoga and mindfulness techniques as adjunctive treatment in the recovery process. She is the primary writer of parenting blog Mindful Eating Moms and co-host of the Momma Bites! podcast. Corinne lives in Southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and two children, ages five and eight.
Trauma-Proofing Your Kids - by Peter A Levine & Maggie Kline (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 235Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: North Atlantic BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Peter A Levine & Maggie KlineLanguage: English About the Book The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive, and withdrawn children is staggering--and still growing. "Trauma-Proofing Your Kids" sends a lifeline to parents who wonder how they can help their worried and troubled children. This work offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe. Book Synopsis Now in 15 languages. Understand the different types of upsets and traumas your child may experience--and learn how to teach them how to be resilient, confident, and even joyful. The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive and withdrawn children is staggering--and still growing! Millions have experienced bullying, violence (real or in the media), abuse or sexual molestation. Many other kids have been traumatized from more "ordinary" ordeals such as terrifying medical procedures, accidents, loss and divorce. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids sends a lifeline to parents who wonder how they can help their worried and troubled children now. It offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe from danger and to help them "bounce back" after feeling scared and overwhelmed. No longer will kids have to be passive prey to predators or the innocent victims of life's circumstances.In addition to arming parents with priceless protective strategies, best-selling authors Dr. Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline offer an antidote to trauma and a recipe for creating resilient kids no matter what misfortune has besieged them. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids is a treasure trove of simple-to-follow "stress-busting," boundary-setting, sensory/motor-awareness activities that counteract trauma's effect on a child's body, mind and spirit. Including a chapter on how to navigate the inevitable difficulties that arise during the various ages and stages of development, this ground-breaking book simplifies an often mystifying and complex subject, empowering parents to raise truly confident and joyful kids despite stressful and turbulent times. Review Quotes "Peter Levine and Maggie Kline have done an outstanding job of helping parents, and everyone else, to understand the different kinds of trauma children may face. I have done a lot of work in therapy around my own traumatic childhood event and was able to try out many of the easy-to-follow exercises they provide. I truly felt a relief and peacefulness that I had never felt before. I treasure this book and hope you will too."--Violet Oaklander, PhD, author of Windows to Our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents and Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self"If you've ever wondered how to help children navigate the rough and tumble vicissitudes of life, this book is a godsend."--Sandra Blakeslee, co-author of The Body Has a Mind of Its Own"This book is a must for every parent, teacher, coach and scout leader. It helps us to understand the stages of childhood development and supports parents in dealing with each stage more appropriately and sensitively. It is a pioneering work, a pioneering insight and a pioneering triumph. It is visionary common sense, pure and simple."--From the foreword by Mira Rothenberg"Trauma-Proofing Your Kids is an important tool to help parents and all adults deal with children that have experienced trauma. Understanding that trauma is a part of life should signal all of us to prepare ourselves for the inevitable."--Ron Scruggs, athletic coach, parent and grandparent About the Author Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the developer of "Somatic Experiencing" and founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment. A NASA consultant, he lives in Encinitas, CA. Maggie Kline, MFT, has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, family and child therapist, school psychologist, and parent. She lives in Long Beach, CA.
Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between - by Amrou Al-Kadhi (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: PrejudiceFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Fourth EstateAge Range: AdultAuthor: Amrou Al-KadhiLanguage: English About the Book A heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themselfWINNER OF THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2020WINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD Book Synopsis A heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themselfWINNER OF THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2020WINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARDAmrou knew they were gay when, aged ten, they first laid eyes on Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone. It was love at first sight.Amrou's parents weren't so happy...From that moment on, Amrou began searching in all the wrong places for ways to make their divided self whole again.Life as a Unicorn is a hilarious yet devastating story of a search for belonging, following the painful and surprising process of transforming from a god-fearing Muslim boy to a queer drag queen, strutting the stage in seven-inch heels and saying the things nobody else dares to ... Review Quotes 'Astonishingly brave and engaging' Joanna Lumley'Amazing .. it provides so much nuance to the multiverse of identity' Gay Times'This book is as rare, fabulous and beautiful as the creature it is named for. A masterpiece of psychology, a major study of Islam and a definitive study of drag, it made me cry, it made me rage and it made me hoot. Full of anger, insight and philosophy, along with some cracking great gags, this is a magnificent and essential document of the twenty-first century. It moved my heart and soul' Russell T Davies'A heartbreaking, healing book. it will make you better' Simon Amstell'Astonishingly brave and engaging, Unicorn shows us a side of life seldom explored' Joanna Lumley'Amrou's book is slightly magical, I think. They are a survivor, a storyteller and yes, a unicorn' Juno Dawson'Amrou's story is at times painful, at times hilarious, but always completely resonant. If you've ever felt like an outsider, or caught among several identities, this book is a light in the dark and a soothing balm on the pain of loneliness and alienation' Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani'This is a masterpiece, an incredible emotional voyage, moving, funny, provocative, educational, a book you must read whatever your ethnicity or your sexual or gender identity. Beautifully written by an author whose voice must be heard' Owen Jones'Amrou writes with a confidence and lightness of touch, meaning you will laugh and you will cry and you will see real tender moments in a life fully lived. An incredibly adept writer and performer, Amrou brings to readers an important story unlike anything else you will read for a long, long time, and yet so incredibly universal.' Nikesh Shukla, author of Coconut Unlimited and editor of The Good Immigrant About the Author Amrou Al-Kadhi is the founder of drag troupe Denim and has written an episode for Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon's upcoming series for Apple (US), Little America, as well as for BBC America's hotly anticipated series, The Watch. Amrou has two original TV-series in development, one with Channel 4 Comedy and the other with BBC Drama. Amrou has written and directed four short films that focus on the intersection of queer identity and race, and has features in development with Film4, the BFI and BBC films. Their journalism has appeared in the Guardian, Independent, Gay Times, Attitude, CNN and Little White Lies, among other publications. Life as a Unicornis Amrou's first book.
The Narcissist's Playbook - by Dana Morningstar (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 310Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Dysfunctional FamiliesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Morningstar MediaAge Range: AdultAuthor: Dana MorningstarLanguage: English About the Book Do you have a narcissist in your life, or think that you might? Perhaps you know you are being manipulated or abused, but don't know how to make it stop. You can take back your life. The Narcissist's Playbook tells you how. Book Synopsis Some of the topics covered in The Narcissist's Playbook are: -What manipulation is and isn't. -How to spot manipulative behaviors early (and why most people struggle with this). -How and why people get caught up with manipulators, and why they have a hard time breaking free. -How to identify the emotional "hook" that is keeping you stuck in manipulation and what you can do about it. - How to effectively disable manipulation as it is happening. - How to identify the common personality traits that are frequently exploited by manipulators.
Empty Arms - by Pam Vredevelt (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Death, Grief, BereavementFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Multnomah BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Pam VredeveltLanguage: English About the Book With warmth and compassion, licensed counselor Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers, advice, and reassurance to the woman fighting to maintain faith while experiencing the heartbreak of Empty Arms. Book Synopsis Now with updated content. "I'm not picking up a heartbeat." These are the most dreaded words an expectant mother can hear. As joy and anticipation dissolve into confusion and grief, painful questions refuse to go away: Why me? Did I do something wrong? How will this affect my ability to have a family? What do I say to my children without scaring them? With the warmth and compassion of a Licensed Professional Counselor and writing as a mother who has suffered the loss of a baby and a sixteen-year-old son, Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers and advice. As an expert in love and loss, Pam gives reassuring comfort to any woman fighting to maintain stability and faith in the midst of devastating heartbreak. Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy is the essential guidebook for anyone suffering the agony of losing a baby. Review Quotes "Healing from a miscarriage or stillbirth is a complicated process, and having walked that road with several close friends, I know how essential Pam's counsel is. Both from personal and professional experience, she has been beautifully equipped to help the process of healing -- physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Girded with biblical truth, this book will resonate with and help many, many readers.-Shaunti Feldhahn, Social Researcher and Best-selling Author of For Women Only Pam captures the heart of what women experience when losing a baby. Her willingness to share her story is an inspiration! The practical advice and wisdom found in 'Empty Arms' is second to none. -Dr. Gary Smalley, Family Counselor, Best-selling Author, appearances on Oprah Winfrey, Larry King Live, Extra, and the NBC Today Show. Where do you turn when you suffer the deep and very personal loss of a baby? Empty Arms, offers tender words of hope and wisdom for those in grief. Pam Vredevelt's keen insight into the physical, emotional, and spiritual impact of losing a baby brings peace and comfort to broken hearts. After four miscarriages, I seriously wondered if I'd ever NOT be sad. I wish I had known about Empty Arms. I highly recommend this book! -Lisa Jacobson, Founder of Club 31 Women blog, Award winning author Pam's ability to relate with women suffering the trauma of pregnancy loss, and to guide them through the healing process is amazing! The best people to help us heal are always those who fully understand and empathize with our hurt. -Michael Smalley, Best-selling author and CEO of Smalley Institute. About the Author Pam Vredevelt is a Licensed Professional Counselor, popular inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of the Espresso for a Woman's Spirit series, Angel Behind the Rocking Chair, and Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy. Pam, John, and their three children make their home in Gresham, Oregon.
It's Ok Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids - by Heather Shumaker (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 378Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: TarcherperigeeAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Heather ShumakerLanguage: English About the Book Drawing on her own experiences as the mother of two small children, as well as on the work of child psychologists, pediatricians, educators and so on, in this book Shumaker describes her quest to nail down "the rules" to raising smart, sensitive, and self-sufficient kids. Book Synopsis Parenting can be such an overwhelming job that it's easy to lose track of where you stand on some of the more controversial subjects at the playground (What if my kid likes to rough house--isn't this ok as long as no one gets hurt? And what if my kid just doesn't feel like sharing?). In this inspiring and enlightening book, Heather Shumaker describes her quest to nail down "the rules" to raising smart, sensitive, and self-sufficient kids. Drawing on her own experiences as the mother of two small children, as well as on the work of child psychologists, pediatricians, educators and so on, in this book Shumaker gets to the heart of the matter on a host of important questions. Hint: many of the rules aren't what you think they are! The "rules" in this book focus on the toddler and preschool years--an important time for laying the foundation for competent and compassionate older kids and then adults. Here are a few of the rules: - It's OK if it's not hurting people or property - Bombs, guns and bad guys allowed. - Boys can wear tutus. - Pictures don't have to be pretty. - Paint off the paper! - Sex ed starts in preschool - Kids don't have to say "Sorry." - Love your kid's lies. IT'S OK NOT TO SHARE is an essential resource for any parent hoping to avoid PLAYDATEGATE (i.e. your child's behavior in a social interaction with another child clearly doesn't meet with another parent's approval)! Review Quotes Rarely do parenting books trigger in me an exhale. But the title alone for Heather Shumaker's new book came like that rare August breeze. -The Washington Post On Parenting An insightful, sensible and compassionate book full of downright revolutionary ideas. -Salon.com Brilliant. . . . It's OK Not to Share is an enlightening book that will make you take a second look at everything you believe.-Parents.com Did you read the title and think, what the heck? Me, too. Not only did I read it to figure out the title, I underlined about a third-it's that good.-Melissa Taylor, ImaginationSoup.net What an amazing book! [Shumaker] challenge[s] the parenting myths and fallacies that our society has embraced for so long. -Provider Resource Organization A breath of fresh air.-Jane Pratt, founder of xoJane.com These 'renegade rules' will resonate with what you know to be true, speak to what you want most for your children, and teach you how to achieve it. Don't let this one slip off your reading list.-Dr. Becky Bailey, author of Conscious Discipline and Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline This beautifully written book. . . provides immediate, sanity-saving answers to tough parenting questions. I highly recommend it.-Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys and The Good Son From 'Bombs, Guns, and Bad Guys Allowed' to 'I Hate You! Is Nothing Personal, ' the table of contents alone is music to my ears. Heather Shumaker is a healthy mom I can relate to-and I'll bet you will too, when you hear out her logic.-Paula Spencer Scott, author of Momfidence! A refreshing change from the usual admonitions. . . Shumaker's Renegade Rules are based on what children really need.-Lawrence J. Cohen, author of Playful Parenting Shumaker beautifully shows us why letting kids be kids may be the single most important thing we can do as parents.-Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D. coauthor of The Art of Roughhousing A must-read for parents and teachers. This is a book you will want with you all the time.-Daniel Hodgins, author of Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child A no-nonsense commonsense appraoch. . . As you read this book, you will begin to feel the stress of parenting melt away.-Vivian Kirkfield, PositiveParentalParticipation.com About the Author Heather Shumaker is a journalist whose writing has appeared in Parenting, Pregnancy, Organic Gardening, and other publications. A frequent speaker on parenting topics and an advocate for free, unstructured play in homes and schools, she has a special passion for nonprofits; before turning to writing full-time, she worked for The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, and many others. She holds an MS degree from the Institute for Environmental Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA from Swarthmore College. Heather makes her home in northern Michigan, with her husband, three chickens, and two children.
What to Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - by Aureen Pinto Wagner Ph D (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 444Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Children with Special NeedsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Lighthouse Press Inc (NY)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Aureen Pinto Wagner Ph DLanguage: English About the Book There are over one million children in the US who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. These children often have uncontrollable worries and engage in seemingly senseless rituals. Parents and school professionals often feel helpless and frustrated as they struggle to understand and help the child stop the bizarre doubts and habits that take over the child's mind and life. Now, there is hope and help. Dr. Aureen Wagner brings you the latest scientific advances in the treatment of this beguiling disorder along with her many years of experience in treating children and teenagers. Using the metaphor of the Worry Hill, for which she has received international recognition, Dr. Wagner presents a powerful step-by-step approach that countless children have used successfully to triumph over OCD. Her skill, compassion and expert guidance will provide new hope, energy and resolve to help children and their caregivers conquer OCD. Designed to be used alone or with the children's integrated companion book: Up and Down the Worry Hill. Book Synopsis There are over one million children in the US who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. These children often have uncontrollable worries and engage in seemingly senseless rituals. Parents and school professionals often feel helpless and frustrated as they struggle to understand and help the child stop the bizarre doubts and habits that take over the child's mind and life. Now, there is hope and help.Dr. Aureen Wagner brings you the latest scientific advances in the treatment of this beguiling disorder along with her many years of experience in treating children and teenagers. Using the metaphor of the Worry Hill, for which she has received international recognition, Dr. Wagner presents a powerful step-by-step approach that countless children have used successfully to triumph over OCD. Her skill, compassion and expert guidance will provide new hope, energy and resolve to help children and their caregivers conquer OCD.Designed to be used alone or with the children's integrated companion book: Up and Down the Worry Hill. About the Author DR. AUREEN PINTO WAGNER is Director of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary, NC, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. Dr. Wagner is a clinical child psychologist, anxiety treatment expert and sought-after international speaker who is recognized for her unique Worry Hill(R) treatment approach. She is the author of several highly acclaimed books on anxiety and its treatment.
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids - by Jancee Dunn (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Conflict ResolutionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jancee DunnLanguage: English About the Book Originally published in hardcover in 2017 by Little, Brown and Company. Book Synopsis Get this for your pregnant friends, or yourself (People): a hilariously candid account of one woman's quest to bring her post-baby marriage back from the brink, with life-changing, real-world advice.Recommended by Nicole Cliffe in SlateFeatured in People PicksA Red Tricycle Best Baby and Toddler Parenting Book of the YearOne of Mother magazine's favorite parenting books of the YearHow Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids tackles the last taboo subject of parenthood: the startling, white-hot fury that new (and not-so-new) mothers often have for their mates. After Jancee Dunn had her baby, she found that she was doing virtually all the household chores, even though she and her husband worked equal hours. She asked herself: How did I become the 'expert' at changing a diaper? Many expectant parents spend weeks researching the best crib or safest car seat, but spend little if any time thinking about the titanic impact the baby will have on their marriage - and the way their marriage will affect their child. Enter Dunn, her well-meaning but blithely unhelpful husband, their daughter, and her boisterous extended family, who show us the ways in which outmoded family patterns and traditions thwart the overworked, overloaded parents of today. On the brink of marital Armageddon, Dunn plunges into the latest relationship research, solicits the counsel of the country's most renowned couples' and sex therapists, canvasses fellow parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator on how to effectively contain an explosive situation. Instead of having the same fights over and over, Dunn and her husband must figure out a way to resolve their larger issues and fix their family while there is still time. As they discover, adding a demanding new person to your relationship means you have to reevaluate -- and rebuild -- your marriage. In an exhilarating twist, they work together to save the day, happily returning to the kind of peaceful life they previously thought was the sole province of couples without children. Part memoir, part self-help book with actionable and achievable advice, How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids is an eye-opening look at how the man who got you into this position in this first place is the ally you didn't know you had. Review Quotes How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, is equal parts romp and eye-opener, as she [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle-and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse.--Goopa breezy page-turner, a comedy of manners (and errors), and a treat to get lost in each night--Well Rounded NYDrawing from her own life, journalist Dunn offers up a hilarious-and actually useful!-take on the lopsided division of labor that bedevils many a marriage post-baby.--People, People PicksDunn proves herself a clever, honest, and hilarious writer who isn't afraid to take her own marriage on a great experiment. Few writers would be courageous enough to lay bare such uncomfortable truths as her verbal abuse of her husband in response to his selfishness and how it may be threatening to the normal development of their daughter.... Her book should become a baby shower classic.--Publishers WeeklyDunn's writing is effortless and chatty.... The book is compassionate and reasonable.... This book would make a far more practical shower gift than, say, yet another organic cotton receiving blanket. Babies grow up fast and require less stuff than we usually buy them; we adults are the ones that keep growing.--JezebelHilarious.... This truly fascinating text is delightful. One of the best books on the subject. Highly recommended.--Library Journal (starred review)I already knew I loved my husband, but Jancee Dunn's book makes me realize how much I owe it to my kids to love their father harder and more visibly. And maybe to take a big timeout the next time I want to run over his pipe collection with my jog stroller.--Faith Salie, author of Approval JunkieJancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in Hot Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it.--Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the ThroatJancee Dunn takes a sticky issue and gives it personality . . . she gives hope to her readers and their partners that working together is possible and essential for their success as parents--Mother MagazinePart memoir, part self-help book, Jancee Dunn's How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids offers relationship research combined with personal anecdotes. Strategies learned from therapists, friends and even an FBI hostage negotiator help Dunn heal her marriage--and set a good example for her kid.--Real SimpleReaders familiar with Dunn's honest and humorous writing will appreciate the behind-the-scenes look at her own semi-messy family life, and those who need guidance through the rough spots can glean advice while being entertained.... A highly readable account of how solid research and personal testing of self-help techniques saved a couple's marriage after the birth of their child.--KirkusTaking experiences from her own evolving marriage and combining it with the wisdom of professionals - neuroscientists, psychologists, parenting experts, and more - she has penned this book to help women navigate everything from household chores, budgets, and weekends with family to both fighting and having sex with your spouse.--Whitney C. Harris, Red TricycleThe book is steeped in sociological and scientific research on how men's and women's roles have changed (and not) in family life, and it's also hilarious. As Dunn and her husband take a bumpy ride through therapy, research and in-home experiments in an effort to make their family life equitable and peaceful again, you'll learn a little, and laugh a lot.--The Seattle Times, best books of 2018This book is a very valuable addition to the whole huge transition to becoming parents. This book can help preserve the greatest gift you will ever give your baby: a loving relationship between the baby's parents.--John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage WorkThis part memoir, part self-help book is designed for anyone who's ever gone through the relationship shake-up that is parenting a child.--Nancy Schatz Alton, Parent MapWhy does your once-hot-and-harmonious relationship turn tense after you bring home a baby? Jancee Dunn, a Parents contributor, tackles the issue with brutal honesty and a healthy dose of humor.--Parents About the Author Jancee Dunn is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including a memoir, a children's book, and Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. Her essay collection, Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Parents. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
The World's Best Dad During and After Divorce - by Paul Mandelstein (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Divorce & SeparationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: FamiliusAge Range: AdultAuthor: Paul MandelsteinLanguage: English About the Book Written by the founder of the Father Resource Network, this is the guidebook every divorced dad needs to perfect his new job of co-parenting with his former spouse and strengthen his connection with his kids. Book Synopsis Whether sudden or years in the making, divorce can leave families with a lot of pain and uncertainty--and with the children in the mix, the stakes are even higher. Enter author Paul Mandelstein, the divorced father of four children and founder of the Father Resource Network (FRN). In The World's Best Dad During and After Divorce: A Guide to Co-Parenting for Divorced Dads, Mandelstein helps fathers (and mothers) discover a path to navigate the stormy waters of divorce and create a healthy extended family environment, guided by the principles of collaboration and cooperation.Packed with advice from family counseling experts, anecdotes from divorced parent groups, interviews with fathers, mothers, and children, and the author's own first-hand experiences, The World's Best Dad During and After Divorce is a realistic, yet compassionate approach to parenting during and after divorce. The user-friendly format combines bulleted lists with practical suggestions, exercises, and even sample dialogues that make even the most difficult conversations with children and former spouses more manageable. Most importantly, this guidebook empowers men to be the best fathers they can be: fathers who are present and accountable, loving and leading, competent and caring. Review Quotes "Even when you can't save your marriage, Paul Mandelstein shows ways you can save your family and your self-esteem." --John Gray, PhD and author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus "A divorce is one of the most challenging and difficult ordeals one can experience in their life. Most people going through a divorce will need a LOT of help and guidance. And it is all here, everything you will need to help you navigate: from understanding your legal choices, to taking care of your kids, how to take the high road in communication with your ex-spouse, what happens when communication falters or fails, and perhaps most important, how to anticipate and take care of all the emotions that will surely surface, especially your own. Every page is filled with wisdom, compassion, and lots and lots of practical advice and examples. I will recommend this book to every client I counsel who is thinking about divorce, going through divorce, or living in a post-divorce reality. Brilliant and very practical." --Bruce Fortin, JD, LMFT, mediator, family therapist, and zen priest About the Author Paul Mandelstein founded and directed the Father Resource Network, which provided support and referral services designed to help men meet the challenges of fatherhood today. Paul is a pioneer in the field of personal communications and technology reference publishing. Paul is a divorced father with four children and four grandchildren.
All Joy and No Fun - by Jennifer Senior (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ecco PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jennifer SeniorLanguage: English About the Book Drawing on a vast array of sources in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology, a journalist challenges basic beliefs about parenthood, while revealing the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to life. Book Synopsis "Salted with insights and epigrams, the book is argued with bracing honesty and flashes of authentic wisdom...[an] excellent book." --Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review[A] richly woven, entertaining, enlightening, wrenching and funny book." --The Washington PostThe instant New York Times bestseller that the Christian Science Monitor declared an important book, much the way The Feminine Mystique was, because it offers parents a common language, an understanding that they're not aloneThousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents?In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources--in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology--she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing in later chapters to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations--and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today--and tomorrow. From the Back Cover The instant New York Times bestseller that the Christian Science Monitor declared an important book, much the way The Feminine Mystique was, because it offers parents a common language, an understanding that they're not alone Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources--in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology--she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing in later chapters to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations--and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today--and tomorrow. Review Quotes "All Joy and No Fun captures the complex texture of parents lives, the joys and the sorrows, highs and lows, with remarkable insight, intelligence, sensitivity, and subtlety."--Alison Gopnik, bestselling author of The Philosophical Baby"All Joy and No Fun is a thought-provoking exploration of how childrearing become so unenjoyable in the 21st Century, and how fads, fashions and commerce, seek to undermine 'good enough parenting.'"--Mind Hacks"[An] astute book... clear and helpful... refreshing...an eye opening debut, and it will help a lot of parents feel less alone, if not less frazzled."----Janet Maslin, The New York Times"[A] smart, incredibly accurate, and thorough description of modern-day parenting... There's something wonderful about discovering facts, both scientific and anecdotal, that validates your own feelings and experiences... and the book definitely made me feel less alone."--PopSugar"[ALL JOY AND NO FUN is a] richly woven, entertaining, enlightening, wrenching and funny book."----Washington Post"[The] glimpses into the conundrums of other parents are thought-provoking and fun to read"----Newsday"A lovely, thoughtful book, written in a generous spirit and with a piercing intelligence. Jennifer Senior manages to mix unflinching social commentary with a warm and compassionate voice."--Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking"A quick, lively read...[Senior's] carefully observed case studies of modern families read like scenes from novels."----San Francisco Chronicle"All Joy's signal contribution is that its journalist author chose to focus on how child-rearing affects parents-many of whom feel thoroughly stressed."----The Week"Always generous in tone, Senior is a keen observer of the impact children have on their parents' marriages, mental health, work, and social lives, and she makes deft use of social-science research...the book's most useful contribution may be the connection it makes between joy...and, surprisingly, grief."----The New Yorker"An important book, much the way The Feminine Mystique was, because it offers parents a common language, an understanding that they're not alone in their struggles, and an explanation of the cultural, political, and economic reasons for them."----Christian Science Monitor"An indispensable map for a journey that most of us take without one. Brilliant, funny and brimming with insight... an important book that every parent should read, and then read again. Jennifer Senior is surely one of the best writers on the planet."--Daniel Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness"Attention childless persons: If you're thinking of having kids, and are looking for an accurate assessment of the experience, disregard the holiday cards you may have received that portray merry families in various stages of triumph. Instead, read Jennifer Senior's book. This eloquent read is a tonic"----Huffington Post"Chatty, generous and yet statistically grounded reverse-angle of the usual studies of what parents do to children."----New York Post"If you are tempted to read just one more book on the arguably over examined subject of parenthood, let it be Jennifer Senior's wise and surprising ALL JOY AND NO FUN."----Elle"If you're a parent in 2014, you have to get your hands on this book. Wise, engrossing, and so real that I fear Senior has been spying inside my house, All Joy is a must-read for those of us whose lives have been enriched and derailed by having kids."--Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of Prep and American Wife."In a series of interviews with families who are neither typical nor extraordinary, Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape parents' lives: marriages, jobs, habits, hobbies, friendships and internal senses of self."--New York Times Book Review, Paperback Row"Insightful, engrossing, beautifully researched, and elegantly written."--Go Local PDX"Jennifer Senior has written a wonderful, smart, and deeply reported book that challenges many of the most sacred assumptions about modern parenthood. Written with authority and wisdom, it is destined to be the one book that all parents take with them on their mad, hair-raising, and, yes, joyous odyssey."--David Grann, bestselling author of The Lost City of Z"Jennifer Senior successfully connects a barrage of scholarship with the real experiences of moms and dads, and the resulting book, ALL JOY AND NO FUN, is completely fascinating...."----BookPage"Jennifer Senior takes on the topic of how children reshape the lives of their parents. All aspects are there - the marriage itself, and the jobs, lifestyles, friends and 'their internal senses of self.' Parents will recognize plenty on each page."--Sacramento Bee"Jennifer Senior's excellent new book... is not prescriptive. She doesn't tell parents to be more mindful or drink more wine or neglect their kids; she just wants them to understand why they are always so stressed out."----Hanna Rosin, Slate"Read All Joy And No Fun by Jennifer Senior. In an era of drone parenting, where every action or inaction spurs feelings of guilt or inadequacy, this book allays fears and buoys the spirit. You're doing just fine."--Huffington Post"Salted with insights and epigrams, the book is argued with bracing honesty and flashes of authentic wisdom...[an] excellent book."----Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review"Senior's wise compassion provides guidance that's both necessary and inspiring."----Boston Globe"The perfect intellectual Rx for today's overstressed parents. While scrupulously considering 'big data, ' the triumph is Senior's own observations, presented with modesty and offhanded style, which brilliantly take down myths...a profound book about the meaning of love and how we raise not just our children, but ourselves."--Tom Reiss, author of The Black Count, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize"Travelling far beyond the infant and toddler years into the acute challenges of adolescence, Senior ingeniously deconstructs the kinds of experiences that all parents have but few parents talk about, revealing in countless ways that none of us are in this alone. I loved this book."--Madeline Levine, bestselling author of Teach Your Children Well2014 Top Ten Book of the Year Pick--Slate
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child - by Marc Weissbluth (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 507Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Life StagesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Ballantine BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Marc WeissbluthLanguage: English About the Book One of the country's leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving--and preventing--children's sleep problems. Book Synopsis One of the country's leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving--and preventing--your children's sleep problems Here Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a distinguished pediatrician and father of four, offers his groundbreaking program to ensure the best sleep for your child. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles. This valuable sourcebook contains brand new research that - Pinpoints the way daytime sleep differs from night sleep and why both are important to your child- Helps you cope with and stop the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more- Analyzes ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to his internal clock--naturally- Reveals the common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep--including the inclination to rock and feed- Explores the different sleep cycle needs for different temperaments--from quiet babies to hyperactive toddlers- Emphasizes the significance of a nap schedule- Rest is vital to your child's health growth and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age. Advises parents dealing with teenagers and their unique sleep problems Review Quotes "I love Dr. Weissbluth's philosophy that the most important thing to have is a well-rested family. And fortunately, thanks to this book, most days (and nights) we do!"-from the Foreword by Cindy Crawford About the Author A pediatrician with forty years of experience, Marc Weissbluth, M.D., is also a leading researcher on sleep and children. He founded the original Sleep Disorders Center at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital (now called the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) and is a professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University School of Medicine. In addition to his own research, he has written about sleep problems in manuals of pediatrics, lectured extensively to parent groups, is a regular at the 92nd Street Y, and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Weissbluth and his wife of more than fifty years, Linda, have four sons and eight grandchildren. They live in Chicago.
How did you find me...after all these years? - 2nd Edition by Dennis Vinar & Karen Vinar & Jean and Andrew Voxland (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 282Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Adoption & FosteringFormat: PaperbackPublisher: How Did You Find MeAge Range: AdultAuthor: Dennis Vinar & Karen Vinar & Jean and Andrew VoxlandLanguage: English About the Book A heartwarming story of two teenagers in love who get pregnant, place their child for adoption, and separate, this family memoir takes the reader on a captivating journey of perseverance. After 53 years apart, they reunite and find their daughter. More than a love story, the book focuses on the emotions involved in life-changing decisions. Book Synopsis In the late 1950's, when a shy, 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old, outgoing boy fall in love in a small Midwestern town, population 695, their happiness is short-lived when they discover she is pregnant. Forced by their very young ages and family expectations, they placed their child for adoption and separate -- each living their lives apart for 53 years. But a corner of Dennis' heart still belonged to Karen. Despite the many passing years, Dennis never forgets his first love. With persistence and determination, he searches for and finds his lost love, and later, together they find their daughter. Love is not what you say; love is what you feel. Like many adopted people, their daughter, who lived a happy life, had spent a lifetime looking for someone she resembled, and for acceptance and a way to feel whole. Review Quotes This true story of undying love had me riveted from page 1. Despite over fifty years apart, Dennis did not forget his first love. At 71, he set out to find Karen saying "True love never dies is true". Joyce Rosenblad, Three time Emmy nominee and Writers Guild Award-winning screenwriter. One might hope for and celebrate one great miracle in a lifetime, but how about two. Such is realized in this love story journey, covering over 50 years of mystery, featuring transparency, vulnerability, patience, persistence and, especially, love and hope." Rev. Duane Everson, 50-year ELCA pastor in Minnesota We looked forward to reading your book each night. We couldn't wait to get to the next chapter! Thank you for such an honest recounting of your lives and that of your first child. Marsha Kitchel, Fine artist A touching story following a couple's love, challenges, separation and reconnection proving that life's meandering turns are for a reason and can surprise us with the happiness that comes out of even the most challenging events. This true story will leave you feeling grateful, thankful, and blessed. Karen Jurgenson A true love story, not just a teenage crush! Time and distance doesn't intervene with the heart. Interesting and easy read as to how this couple found each other after 53 years and also found their daughter, all through loving communication and without at-home DNA testing. Excellent read! Roxanne H. Yours is one of my favorite love stories, and I am so glad to hear you are sharing it. You are proof that fairy tales can come true. If you have any extra fairy dust, sprinkle a little my way. A friend from Seattle I just watched a video and was so touched by it that I had to try to find you both to reach out to you. This is such a beautiful story. Yours is a love that some people only dream of but never find. You found it. Christine, Cleveland, OH. When reading your wonderful story, my heart was filled with joy. Your story confirmed that at least some people get through life successfully and even may be privileged to a remarkable happy resolution. Yours is the very best I could have imagined. Beverly Michael Attinello, RN
Simple Acts of Love - by Maria del Russo (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 5.7 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Love & RomanceSeries Title: Simple ActsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Adams Media CorporationAuthor: Maria del RussoAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learn some easy ways to add a little everyday romance into your relationship with this fun guide in the style of Simple Acts of Kindness. From breakfast in bed, to taking over a household chore for your partner, to simply making time to cuddle together--this guide shows you just how easy it is to keep the romance alive in your relationship through small gestures you can do anytime! In Simple Acts of Love, you'll discover a multitude of suggestions to strengthening your relationship and having more fun together, including: -Leaving a note in your partner's suitcase for them to find while traveling -Getting up early to make the first pot of coffee -Buying their favorite snack to share as a mid-week surprise These simple actions make it easy to be romantic every day while showing your partner just how much you care about them. With Simple Acts of Love in hand, you can easily brighten your partner's day and keep your relationship strong and happy. Review Quotes "Offers readers little ways to make a big difference -- and isn't that something we're all looking for?" --Gay Weddings & Marriage Magazine
How to Talk with Friends - by Janine Toole (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 276Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Autism Spectrum DisordersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Happy Frog PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Janine TooleLanguage: English About the Book Making friends and maintaining friendships is a struggle for learners with Autism, Asperger's and similar social skills challenges. Often these children lack the conversation skills needed to communicate and engage with their peers. This hands-on manual is your step-by-step guide to helping your learner build strong conversation skills. Book Synopsis Making friends and maintaining friendships is a struggle for learners with Autism, Asperger's and similar social skills challenges. Often these children lack the conversation skills needed to communicate and engage with their peers.This hands-on manual is your step-by-step guide to helping your learner build strong conversation skills.Weekly social skills lessons emphasize the entire spectrum of skill acquisition, from structured practice to generalization in the natural environment. Lessons are scripted for easy delivery and all required materials are included, making this resource suitable for both parents and professionals. Easily adaptable for both group and individual use, students learn how to: Begin a conversation by asking about their friend's interests. Respond to a friend with appropriate comments, follow-up questions and follow-up comments. Track the movement of a conversation topic and avoid getting stuck on his/her own special interest topic. Appropriately change a topic during a conversation without dropping it in like a bomb. Signal interest with eye contact and body orientation and also interpret a friend's face/body messages. Begin and end a conversation smoothly. Children learn and practice these key social skills while playing games, doing crafts and hanging out with their friends or family. The focus is on extended practice to ensure mastery. The manual is organized into two parts. Part 1 provides the background information you need to run a successful social skills group or teach an individual learner. Individual chapters cover the course content and structure, preparation, and course delivery and assessment. Part 2 contains weekly lessons. Each lesson provides step-by-step instructions for pre-session preparation, session delivery and assessment, and parent communication. The social skills lesson is scripted to ensure high-quality delivery even with inexperienced coaches. All materials for delivering the course are contained in the Appendices. Children with ASD can learn to engage with peers. This easy-to-use manual is the guide you need to ensure their success. Schedule Schedule
How to Change Anybody - by David J Ph D Lieberman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 200Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: GriffinAge Range: AdultAuthor: David J Ph D LiebermanLanguage: English About the Book "New York Times" bestselling author David J. Lieberman is a master at interpersonal relationships. In this, his most useful collection of easy psychological tactics yet, Lieberman provides the tools needed to help readers reshape and remake anyone into a better person. Book Synopsis Don't let crazy people drive you crazy. Don't let annoying, obnoxious, petty people get under your skin. Stop having to ask the same thing over and over again. Whether it's your kids, spouse, friend, client, patient, or co-worker, why try to "deal" with people when you can change them?New York Times bestselling author David Lieberman is a master at interpersonal relationships, and this is his most useful collection of easy psychological tactics yet.This book gives you the psychological tools to reshape and remake anyone into a better person. Before you break up with your boyfriend, fire your employee, or write off your mother-in-law, try changing them into someone new. With clear, easy-to-use techniques, How to Change Anybody tells you how to: * Make anyone more loyal* Eliminate prejudice in anybody* Stop passive aggressive behavior forever* Infuse anyone with more self-esteem and confidence* Eliminate self-destructive behaviors in anyone * Make a wallflower into a social butterfly*Turn a lazy bum into an ambitious go-getter* And much more!David Lieberman is an expert in simple behavioral strategies that work every time. These tried-and-true techniques give you the tools to permanently change anyone, faster and easier than you ever thought possible-and, in the process, to change your life! From the Back Cover Finally, the book that shows you how to do the impossible: get someone to change, for the better.Don't let crazy people drive you crazy. Don't let annoying, obnoxious, petty people get under your skin. Whether it's your kids, spouse, friend, client, patient, or coworker, you have the power to make it better. Before you break up with your boyfriend, fire your employee, or write off your mother-in-law, try changing them into someone new. With clear, prescriptive techniques, How to Change Anybody tells you how to: * Inspire loyalty.* Turn anyone's mood around fast.* Stop stubborn behavior.* Turn a lazy bum into an ambitious go-getter.* Stop passive aggressive behavior.* And much more!David Lieberman is an expert in simple behavioral strategies that work every time. These tried-and-true techniques will truly give you the tools to change anyone--and, in the process, to change your life! Review Quotes "A fascinating book." --National Public Radio on Never Be Lied To Again"It cuts to the chase presenting simple, concise techniques...useful strategies rooted in basic human psychology and supported by numerous studies." --Publishers Weekly on Get Anyone to Do Anything About the Author David J. Lieberman, Ph. D., is a nationally recognized leader in the field of human behavior and the creator of NeuroDynamic Analysis, a revolutionary short-term therapy. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer and a frequent guest on top national television and radio programs. His work has been translated into 10 languages. He is the author of books including Make Peace with Anyone and How to Change Anybody. He lives in New Jersey.
Losing a Parent - by Fiona Marshall (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 166Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Death, Grief, BereavementFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Da Capo Lifelong BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Fiona MarshallLanguage: English About the Book Originally published: London: Sheldon Press, 1993. Book Synopsis Whether from a sudden accident or a slow, terminal illness, the death of a parent is devastating to adults and children alike. In Losing a Parent, Fiona Marshall helps readers understand the process of coping with a parent's death, from preparing for death to recognizing the different stages of grief, from nurturing the relationship with the surviving parent to harnessing new strength to carry on with life. Wise, compassionate, and practical, Losing a Parent is an invaluable source of support for a time of overwhelming loss. About the Author Fiona Marshall has written several books on topics concerning health, psychology, and parenting. She lives in England.
Don de La Sensibilidad En La Infancia, El - by Elaine Aron (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 392Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Children with Special NeedsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ObeliscoAge Range: AdultAuthor: Elaine AronLanguage: Spanish About the Book Rooted in Arons years of experience as a psychotherapist and her research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart children, but with the wrong schooling, they can begin acting out.
Girl Land - by Caitlin Flanagan (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 209Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Life StagesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Back Bay BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: AdolescenceAuthor: Caitlin FlanaganLanguage: English Book Synopsis The acclaimed and provocative book about what girls have lost and gained in the 21st century: "A compelling, convincing case for more parental involvement in girls' lives" (Kirkus Reviews). Caitlin Flanagan's essays have sparked national debate. Here she turns her attention to girls, and how the biological and cultural milestones shape their budding identities. Adolescence is a transformative period that has radically changed over the generations: from how a girl learns about her period to how she expects to be treated by men, boys, and even other women. In a world where privacy and personal freedom are encroached upon daily, Flanagan examines and redefines the ultimate challenge that we face in protecting, nurturing, and defending our girls. About the Author Caitlin Flanagan is a former high school teacher who became a writer; she has been on staff at theAtlantic, the New Yorker, and theWall Street Journal. A winner of the National Magazine Award, she has also written for Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. Her work has been widely anthologized in, among other publications, The Best American Essays and The Best American Magazine Writing series. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
My Grandma - by Miriam Hathaway (Hardcover)
Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Compendium Publishing & CommunicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GrandparentingAuthor: Miriam HathawayLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Discover her stories, share her life, and creating a lasting keepsake together.
Within each family lies a treasure of memories and experiences. Things that define who Grandma is. That reflect the love she shares. Discover together the stories she holds close to her heart with these pages, filled with meaningful questions to answer. Once written, these stories will create a priceless keepsake for the whole family.
Grandma, your life is a gift.
You hold within you a story that only you can share. Use these pages to fill with your one-of-a-kind memorieswhether it's a special moment from your childhood, an unforgettable adventure, or a piece of advice to share. Speak from the heart, in your own wordsit doesn't need to be formal or complex. Because when you are finished, you will create a gift that will be loved for generations."
The Mothers (Brit Bennett) (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: PenguinAuthor: Brit BennettAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught." -The New York Times Book Review Fantastic... a book that feels alive on the page. -The Washington Post From the New York-Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half, the beloved novel about young love and a big secret in a small community. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season. It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance--and the subsequent cover-up--will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a what if can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever. Review Quotes A New York Times bestseller, a finalist for the NBCC John Leonard First Novel Prize, a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and named a Best Book of 2016 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, and others. Ferociously moving. . .a lush book, a book of so many secrets, betrayal. . .Despite Bennett's thrumming plot, despite the snap of her pacing, it's the always deepening complexity of her characters that provides the book's urgency. . . I found myself reading not to find out what happens to the characters, but to find out who they are. -The New York Times Book Review "Ms. Bennett allows her characters to follow their worst impulses, and she handles provocative issues with intelligence, empathy and dark humor. Her risk-taking pays off." -The New York Times [A] compelling debut. -The New Yorker Delivers lines that you'll want to savor and read out loud -- because it's a story about secrets and betrayals, and part of the pleasure is your own sighs and gasps. It's both intimate and epic in scope. . .It hums along at a brisk, emotional pace -- the kind of story that feels like it's moving fast, but really, it's moving deep. -NPR [Bennett's] storytelling does what all truly good fiction does: it draws you in and, on a universal level, connects with you and makes you think. . .The Mothers is a thought-provoking novel that will resonate long after it is read." -USA Today A fantastic debut novel. . .Some novels take place as you read them, while others grow more complicated as you think back on them. Bennett has written that rare combination: a book that feels alive on the page and rich for later consideration. . .Bennett is a writer to watch. -The Washington Post One of the most exciting debuts of the fall. -LA Times Luminous. . .engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss. -People [A] striking debut. . .America needs more books like The Mothers, which quietly, but critically, deepens our appreciation of the black experience, and expands our collective understanding of what it means now to be growing up and grasping for direction and affection. -O Magazine With echoes of James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain, The Mothers is not your typical coming-of-age novel: It begins with Nadia's abortion, an experience often absent from our culture's stories, and goes on to look at how women step in to nurture - and sometimes betray - one another. -Vogue Brit Bennett comes charging out of Oceanside, California, with her stunning debut, The Mothers, a refreshingly fast-paced story of young love, race, and religious hypocrisy. -Vanity Fair Bennett's hypnotic writing hooks you from the very beginning and never lets you go in this spine-tingling study of destiny. -Essence The Mothers isn't about the consequences of decisions, but the repercussions of keeping secrets. . .funny, generous, and brightly written. -GQThe Mothers is a beautifully written, sad and lingering book - an impressive debut for such a young writer. -The Guardian A magical and startlingly realistic account of how powerfully our pasts can haunt us into adulthood--no matter how far we try to run from home. -Harper's Bazaar Gripping. . .the twenty-first century answer to Toni Morrison's Sula. . .displays the same complexity in its portrayal of a pair of girlfriends as they grow together, and then apart, in a tight-knit African American community. -Elle As much as The Mothers is steeped in black culture, it's also pointedly, poignantly universal in its depiction of young love and friendship and hard choices. Maybe that qualifies as revolutionary, or maybe it's just a really good novel, one that makes all the mess and magic of being young feel both new and familiar in the best kind of way. -Entertainment Weekly Stunning... this heartbreaking coming of age tale takes a brutally honest look at how the decisions of our past can haunt us well into adulthood, no matter how far we try to distance ourselves. - Real Simple As her flawed, lovable characters make decisions they regret and deal with the consequences, Bennett unravels their tangled lives with a devastating elegance. -The Houston Chronicle "[An] extraordinary novel, which mines human relationships so deeply and with such empathy... powerful." -The Boston Globe A bracing, heartfelt debut about family, motherhood and friendship, grief and healing and how all of these elements and our own shaky decisions constantly reshape our lives. -The Miami Herald Shows remarkable confidence, flair and wisdom. -Seattle Times "Don't keep this beautifully written coming-of-age story to yourself." --Newsday "Bennett's evocation of the way her characters are haunted by their families' pasts, her depiction of unbridled, damaging passion, and her masterful orchestration of different voices are techniques reminiscent of the great Toni Morrison." -Dallas Morning NewsWhat [Bennett] has done is fulfill the both simple and impossibly difficult mandate of any storyteller: to create a world her readers believe in and care about and draw meaning from...Extraordinary...You should be reading it. -Brooklyn Magazine The book tells its biggest secret right away. But what happens after is more interesting. Think: the small-town drama of Friday Night Lights and the 'what ifs' of Sliding Doors.-The SkimmAmid roiling arguments about privilege, appropriation, and race, the 26-year-old writer -- author of essays on all of the above -- has written a first novel exactly for its time. -Vulture A smart, insightful story about the unique ways in which women need one another, the ways only women are capable of hurting each other, and how a decision you make when you're young can ripple like a bullet through the rest of your life -- whether you regret it, or not. -Refinery29 The sad beauty of. . .The Mothers [is that] the characters' pasts and deeper desires may be obfuscated by time. . . The Mothers brims with psychological insight and thoughtful commentary on the pain of loss and what motivates us to take actions maligned with our beliefs. -Huffington Post Brit Bennett is so bracingly talented on the page. . . [The Mothers is] astute and absorbing and urgent. -Jezebel"A masterwork of modern fiction." -Fusion "Gorgeous." -PopSugar Bennett's masterful first novel takes the reader on a multidimensional exploration of the things we desire and the things we settle for, what cements loyalties and what justifies betrayal. -Blavity Brilliant. . .poignant, yet lovely. . .The Mothers is one of those novels you truly don't want to put down. -LitHub "Bennett illuminates [her characters'] psychologies with the same delicate sense of economy, probing for the ways that their experiences produce complex emotional states only a fraction of which are known to one another -- or even to themselves." - The Millions Extraordinary. . .Bennett broke my heart with this novel, with her investigation of friendship, secrets, love, choice and forgiveness. -Electric Literature The Mothers is a quiet, beautiful text. . .As a reader, it is easy to trust where Bennett is taking you. Surrender is necessary, but with someone who can craft stories as skillfully as she can, it isn't painful. -The Rumpus Brit Bennett is the real thing. The Mothers is a stellar novel -- moving, thoughtful. Stunning. I couldn't put it down. I'm so excited to have this brilliant new voice in the world. -Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming and Another Brooklyn Brit Bennett's debut novel The Mothers has stayed with me since I first read it, the words and the intimacy of the prose seeping into my pores... There is a real tenderness to how Bennett tells this story and to how she writes these characters who are so richly fleshed out, so unbearably human. -Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and An Untamed State What haunted me the most about this novel was the way it made a presence out of absence. It gave nothingness teeth and weaponized shadows. I thought I was escaping the current political climate, but I wasn't. Part of what makes The Mothers a stunning novel is its exploration of kinship and primary bonds. Our relationship to country is as fraught as our relationship to kin. -Carrie Brownstein, author of Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Brit Bennett's masterful debut is brimming with unforgettable scenes and the sort of keenly-observed, precise language that makes you look at your own relationships anew. Told with the wisdom of a seasoned, compassionate storyteller, The Mothers is a novel about community, friendship, grief and growth. The two women at the center of this novel are characters you will find yourself thinking about long after you've turned the last page-- they pull you in close and never let you go. Bennett is a brilliant and much-needed new voice in literature. -Angela Flournoy, author of National Book Award-finalist The Turner HouseBrit Bennett's The Mothers is a brilliant exploration of friendship, desire, inheritance, the love we seek, and the love we settle for. It is the kind of book that from its first page seduces you into knowing that the heartbreak coming will be worth it. -Danielle Evans, author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool SelfBrit Bennett's The Mothers is an engaging and assured debut novel of depth, and introspective power. It succeeds as a brilliant study of a modern black woman, and as a lyrical and majestic portrait of her place in society. -Chigozie Obioma, author of The FishermenWonderful - warm and tender and necessary. -Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing Conveys the complexities and challenges of young love with refreshing honesty and beautiful sentences. I cared about Brit Bennett's characters, and the choices they made, and couldn't stop reading this remarkable debut. -Vendela Vida, author of The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty How do I start to describe The Mothers? Visceral? Riveting? Heart-wrenching? In the end this novel is all three and then some... Each line that Bennett produces cracks open with more intensity in order to ask over and over again: What if? The past and the present converge with each blossoming subplot until you begin to wonder what mistakes you've made in the past that changed your future, and whether or not you will have to grapple with them. The Mothers is a rollercoaster ride that picks up very quickly even while maintaining its complexity as it moves through the interwoven journeys of Brit Bennett's unforgettable characters. -Morgan Jerkins, Book of the Month About The Author Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees.
Balanced and Barefoot - by Angela J Hanscom (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: New Harbinger PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Angela J HanscomLanguage: English About the Book Today's kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need "rough and tumble" outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist explains why unrestrained movement and outdoor play are vital for children's cognitive development, and offers fun, engaging activities to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Book Synopsis "Angela Hanscom is a powerful voice for balance." --Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children's cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Today's kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need "rough and tumble" outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program--that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis--author Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help your child thrive, even if you live in an urban environment. Today it is rare to find children rolling down hills, climbing trees, or spinning in circles just for fun. We've taken away merry-go-rounds, shortened the length of swings, and done away with teeter-totters to keep children safe. Children have fewer opportunities for unstructured outdoor play than ever before, and recess times at school are shrinking due to demanding educational environments. With this book, you'll discover little things you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit. From the Back Cover Today it s rare to find children rolling down grassy hills or climbing trees just for fun. We ve taken away merry-go-rounds and teeter-totters to keep kids safe. And as children s lives become more virtual via TV, smartphones, and computer screens, teachers are noticing a decrease in attention and doctors are reporting an alarming increase in sensory and emotional disorders. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? In "Balanced and Barefoot," Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook, shines a light on the silent epidemic affecting modern kids, explains why unrestrained movement and outdoor play are "vital" for your child s cognitive and physical development, and even offers fun, engaging strategies to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults." Review Quotes "Balanced and Barefoot offers a refreshingly straightforward approach that counters the pressures many well-intentioned parents feel in raising children today. It's about backing off and giving children the space to do what they naturally do--to explore and figure out the world, to make decisions, and use their imagination. Being outdoors allows children to learn about themselves, gain confidence and flexibility, learn to problem solve, and get along with others. These are all traits they need for healthy development. I recommend this book for every parent looking to raise an independent, caring, resilient and confident child." --Tovah P. Klein, PhD, director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, and author of How Toddlers Thrive "Balanced and Barefoot offers new ways to see, solve, and prevent the reactive behaviors and emotions that cause kids to struggle and parents to worry. Full of practical ways to give kids the kinds of experiences that will help them thrive, this book is a must-read for parents and teachers alike." --Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline"Angela Hanscom explains--beautifully and convincingly--why unrestricted outdoor play is essential to children's healthy sensory, motor, social, and intellectual development, and she shows how we can enable such play in today's world. I recommend this book highly to all parents, educators, and pediatric health professionals, and to anyone involved in making decisions that affect children's lives." --Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn"Exposure to nature in early childhood provides a wide range of sensory and psychological advantages for child development. Stimulation of all senses improves physical and mental balance. Natural, free play--as proposed by Angela Hanscom--is essential for nurturing stronger and healthier bodies and minds. I recommend this important book to all parents and teachers, because we need to have the TimberNook experience everywhere." --John M. Tew, Jr., MD, professor of neurosurgery, surgery, and radiology at the University of Cincinnati, and executive director of community affairs at UC Health and UC College of Medicine"Here I am, the 'Free-Range Lady, ' and I, too, was often shocked and saddened to see my kids (and others) not know how to organize their own games outside with their friends. This is the book I needed when they were younger!" --Lenore Skenazy, founder of the book, blog, and movement, Free-Range Kids"I am a fan and proponent of Angela Hanscom's nature-based philosophy. Her new book is an eye-opener as she presents from experience, observation, and scientific research not only the benefits of physical activity and free play for children, but also the mental and emotional necessity. In a culture that markets devices that restrict infant movement, endorses early education for toddlers, and over-schedules structured activities for children of all ages, Hanscom's book is both illuminating and timely. Eloquent, logical, and reasoned, Balanced and Barefoot is a gift and an important read for educators, caregivers, and parents." --Janet Lansbury, author of Elevating Child Care and No Bad Kids"In Balanced and Barefoot, Angela Hanscom gives adults permission to release the reigns without fear. Her expertise as an occupational therapist affirms what so many of us know intuitively: children thrive when they have access to rich, self-directed play opportunities." --Erin Davis, director of The Land: An Adventure Play Documentary About the Author Angela J. Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook--an award-winning developmental and nature-based program that has gained international popularity. She holds a master's degree in occupational therapy, and an undergraduate degree in kinesiology (the study of movement) with a concentration in health fitness. Awarded a "Hometown Hero" by Glamour magazine for her innovative work with TimberNook, Hanscom has also been a frequent contributor to The Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column, and was featured on the NPR education blogs Children & Nature Network and MindShift. Hanscom resides in Barrington, NH. Foreword writer Richard Louv is a journalist, and author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. He is cofounder of the Children and Nature Network--an organization helping to connect people to the natural world. He's written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and more, and appears on programs such as NBC's Today and NPR's Fresh Air.
Deceptively Delicious (Hardcover) by Jessica Seinfeld
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 8.6 Inches (W) x 1.4 Inches (D)Weight: 2.2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 204Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Parenting / General, Health + Healing / GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: William Morrow & CoAuthor: Jessica SeinfeldAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits? As a mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld can speak for all parents who struggle to feed their kids right and deal nightly with dinnertime fiascos. As she wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, she offers appetizing alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them. Her modus operandi? Her book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they're stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don't even know! With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month's worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear-out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that must have the latest sugar bomb cereal. But this book also contains much more than recipes and tips. By solving problems on a practical level for parents, Seinfeld addresses the big picture issues that surround childhood obesity and its long-term (and ruinous) effects on the body. With the help of a prominent nutritionist, her book provides parents with an arsenal of information related to kids' nutrition so parents understand why it's important to throw in a little avocado puree into their quesadillas. She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats. Jessica Seinfeld's book is practical, easy-to-read, and a godsend for any parent that wants their kids to be healthy for a long time to come. Review Quotes "An elegant plan.... The recipes blend nutrition into a meal and harmony into mealtime."--Publishers Weekly "Just when you'd abandoned all hope of ever convincing your kids to eat their carrots, here comes Jessica Seinfeld."--Redbook Magazine "Seinfeld's recipes were written with determined simplicity."--Cookie magazine
This Is Us - by Bluestreak (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.2 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: BluestreakAuthor: BluestreakAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book The award-winning NBC series, This is Us, an immediate sensation when it first premiered in 2016, has become America's favorite network family drama. A must-have companion volume for devoted viewers of this unforgettable series, this edition looks at life as it has unfolded for the Pearson family over the course of the show's three seasons. Book Synopsis The only official companion book for NBC's beloved drama This Is Us, starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, and Sterling K Brown. Filled with memorable moments from This Is Us season 1 to season 3, learn how Jack and Rebecca Pearson's inspirational parenting left a lasting impact on their children Kevin, Kate, and Randall. - The only official This Is Us companion book. Over 140 pages of quotes, lessons, and photos taken from season 1 to season 3 of NBC's award-winning show. - Invaluable parenting and relationship advice. Be inspired by Jack and Rebecca's most touching and heartfelt moments from the show. - Written For Modern Families. With 6 sections dealing with loving, healing, losing, showing up, decision making, and living this book can help parents, children, partners, and grandparents tackle all of life's problems. - A Perfect gift for This Is Us Fans. Releasing ahead of the hotly anticipated season 4 of This Is Us, this book is the perfect way for fans to reminisce and look ahead to the future stories of the Pearson family.
Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids - by Isolina Ricci (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 251Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Divorce & SeparationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Touchstone BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Isolina RicciLanguage: English About the Book The author of the classic "Mom's House, Dad's House," once again breaks new ground with this inspiring, upbeat, and wise family guide for all children and young adults whether they live in one home or two. Book Synopsis From the author of the classic Mom's House, Dad's House, the essential guide for kids on how to stay strong and succeed in life when parents separate, divorce, or get married again. Isolina Ricci's Mom's House, Dad's House has been the gold standard for inspiring and supporting divorcing and remarrying parents for more than twenty-five years. With her new book, Dr. Isa adapts her time-tested advice on maneuvering the emotional, logistical, and legal realities of separation, divorce, and stepfamilies to speak directly to children. Alongside practical ways to cope with big changes she offers older children and their families key resiliency tools that kids can use now and the rest of their lives. Kids and families are encouraged to believe in themselves, to take heart, and to plan for their lives ahead. Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids is packed with practical tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, "train your brain" ideas, reproducible worksheets, and things to try when words just won't come out right. Kids will learn how to: - Deal with parents living apart, schedules, and dueling house rules - Settle comfortably in one home or two - Stay out of the "miserable middle" when parents fight - Manage stress, guilt, change, fear, and other feelings - Stay connected with parents, relatives, and the "right" friends - Appreciate the gifts (and deal with the gripes) of their new version of family - Feel better FAST! Kids can't get their parents back together, but they can help themselves get stronger and go on to succeed in life. This book shows them how. About the Author Isolina Ricci, Ph.D., whose breakthrough work resulted in Mom's House, Dad's House, is an internationally renowned family expert, lecturer, award-winning mediator, and licensed family therapist who divides her time between consulting for family courts and working directly with families. She is the Director of the New Family Center in northern Californi
The Baby Feeding Book - by Vanessa Christie (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: ParentingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: PiatkusAge Range: AdultBook theme: MotherhoodAuthor: Vanessa ChristieLanguage: English Book Synopsis 'I love The Baby Feeding Book's no-nonsense, realistic, empowering and compassionate approach. It's a must-have book for all new parents' Rebecca Schiller, author of The No Guilt Pregnancy PlanFrom breastfeeding and bottle-feeding to giving solids, this is the only book you will need to feed your baby with confidence and without judgement, in the first year. The Baby Feeding Book is a unique, fascinating and holistic guide into the world of feeding babies and becoming a parent. Packed full of expert information, practical tips and true stories from parents, this book smashes through the myriad of myths and conflicting advice to detail everything any new parent wants to know, in order to help them make their own informed decisions and feed happily and successfully, according to their own goals. Vanessa Christie, international board-certified lactation consultant and mother of three, covers everything from the differences between breast and formula milk, building a confident mindset, being mindful of marketing strategies, boosting emotional wellbeing and understanding why babies behave the way they do. She also navigates the practical sides of feeding, such as how do you find the best breastfeeding position for you? When do you need to sterilise? How do you prevent mastitis? Should you top-up so baby sleeps longer? How do you store breastmilk? How do you choose a bottle? When should you give your baby nuts? And so much more... Sure to be a staple for every new parent, The Baby Feeding Book will be the indispensable and gentle guiding hand you need, whatever your pregnancy, birth and life throw at you. Review Quotes Vanessa is warm and inclusive and has real empathy with new parents, so whatever is happening they won't feel judged, they'll feel exactly as they should - looked after and supported.--Steph Douglas, founder of Don't Buy Her Flowers About the Author Vanessa Christie (MSc, MN, IBCLC, RHV, RNC, CIMI) is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor), Children's Nurse, Birth & Peri-natal Trauma Recovery Practitioner, Infant Massage Instructor, Mindfulness Practitioner and a mother of three. She has worked alongside more than 10,000 new families over the past 20 years, predominantly for the NHS and also in voluntary roles in South Sudan, Uganda and India. Vanessa now runs a busy independent practice, The Parent & Baby Clinic, consulting with pre and post-natal families on a wide range of issues from infant feeding, unsettled babies and sleep, to birth and peri-natal trauma recovery. She is a breastfeeding and early parenting expert speaker for events such as The Baby Show, has contributed to two previous books and writes widely for parenting publications and websites.
The Genogram Journey - by Monica McGoldrick (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Monica McGoldrickLanguage: English About the Book The godmother of genograms revises her revelatory work that explores how to reconnect with your past and invent a new future. Book Synopsis This notable work poignantly explains how a tool of family history--gathering the genogram, or a basic family tree--can help us to better understand and mend family relationships and dynamics. Here, fully updated for the first time, Monica McGoldrick's book elaborates on the ways in which genograms can reveal a family's history of estrangement, alliance, divorce, or suicide, exposing intergenerational patterns that prove more than coincidental. Weaving together photographs and genograms of famous families--including the Kennedys, the Freuds, and the Fondas--she sheds light on a range of complex issues such as birth order and sibling rivalry, family myths and secrets, cultural differences, couple relationships, and the pivotal role of loss. In this important work, readers learn to mine previously untapped information about their own family patterns, leading to a reconnection to home and a deeper sense of identity. Originally published as You Can Go Home Again. Review Quotes [G]eneral readers will find that this book is very helpful in researching and understanding family information and patterns of behavior.-- "Library Journal"McGoldrick...offers an innovative method of combining genealogical research with self-awareness.-- "Publishers Weekly"Monica McGoldrick, godmother of genograms, has triumphed again...Theories and practical application are explained with colorful genograms of the great, the good and those gossiped about--the rich family dynamics of the Brontes, the Jungs, and the Fondas are offered as scaffolding for learning. There are few scholarly books that entertain, delight and educate in equal measures. This is one of them.-- "The British Journal of Psychiatry"Monica McGoldrick is our most important and trusted voice on the subject of families. Her splendid new book unwraps famous families as no one has done before, while giving us a hopeful and transforming perspective on the 'ordinary' families we come from. This book should be stamped 'Not for professionals only' because it will teach all readers to reconnect with the past and invent a new future. Every man and woman in therapy can hope that their therapist has discovered this book.--Harriet Lerner, PhD, author, The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Intimacy and The Dance of Connection
Finding The Right One - (Marriage on the Rock Book) by Jimmy Evans & Frank Martin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 100Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: DatingSeries Title: Marriage on the Rock BookFormat: PaperbackPublisher: XO PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jimmy Evans & Frank MartinLanguage: English About the Book If you are single, and hope to someday find yourself in a committed, fulfilling marriage relationship, you've come to the right place. This study guide was designed specifically with you in mind. Finding The Right One: An Interactive Workbook for Individuals or Groups is designed as a companion workbooks for The Right One. Book Synopsis If you are single, and hope to someday find yourself in a committed, fulfilling marriage relationship, you've come to the right place. This study guide was designed specifically with you in mind. Finding The Right One: An Interactive Workbook for Individuals or Groups is designed as a companion workbooks for The Right One.
I Know Just What You Mean - (New York) by Ellen Goodman & Patricia O'Brien & Patricia O'Brien (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: FriendshipSeries Title: New YorkFormat: PaperbackPublisher: FiresideAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ellen Goodman & Patricia O'Brien & Patricia O'BrienLanguage: English About the Book Now in paperback, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Goodman and novelist/journalist O'Brien take a thoughtful and deeply personal look at the enduring bonds of friendship between women. Book Synopsis Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman and novelist-journalist Patricia O'Brien provide a thoughtful, deeply personal look at the enduring bonds of friendship between women. Friends for twenty-seven years, they have served as confessors and advisers to each other during romantic, career, and child-raising crises, and have shopped together, laughed together, and enjoyed a bond unlike any other. Drawing on interviews with numerous women, the authors take readers into the heart of "the place where women do the work of their lives, the growing, the understanding, the reflection," and illuminate both the fragility and strength of relationships that are irreplaceable lifelines. I KNOW JUST WHAT YOU MEAN WILL STRIKE A CHORD WITH WOMEN OF ALL AGES. Review Quotes Caryl Rivers Boston Sunday Globe When historians ask what it was like for women and their friends in a time when it often seemed that everything was changing, this will be a book that provides the texture of life, as real people lived it.Cokie Roberts ABC News, National Public Radio, author of We Are Our Mothers' Daughters Patricia O'Brien and Ellen Goodman here celebrate with warmth and humor their own decades-long friendship.Doris Kearns Goodwin author of Wait Till Next Year Never before has the centrality of friendship in women's lives been captured as fully as in this fabulous book. With a perfect blend of biography and anecdote, O'Brien and Goodman have written a rousing good story, complete with humor, insight, and wisdom.Judy Blume author of Summer Sisters A fresh, warm, and honest look at best friends and how important a role they play in the lives of women of all ages.Kay Redfield Jamison The New York Times A terrific book that vividly captures the essence, delight, and occasional perils of women's friendships.
The Gift of ADHD - 2nd Edition by Lara Honos-Webb (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Children with Special NeedsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: New Harbinger PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Lara Honos-WebbLanguage: English About the Book In the second edition of The Gift of ADHD, Lara Honos-Webb offers strategies for shifting parents' understanding of their child's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to focus on the positive traits of this diagnosis. The book also provides step-by-step cognitive behavioral exercises for helping children function effectively and improving the parent-child relationship. Book Synopsis As a parent, you already know that your child has many gifts. What you may not know is that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) related symptoms--the very qualities that lead him or her to act out and distract others--may be among them. This second edition of The Gift of ADHD includes compelling new research indicating that the impulses that lead your child to act exuberantly may correspond with unusual levels of creativity and a heightened capacity for insight into the feelings and emotions of others. Could it be that ADHD is not a hindrance, but an asset in our fast-paced digital age? ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb presents the evidence for this revolutionary concept and explains how you can help your child develop control over inattentive, hyperactive behavior and enhance the five gifts of ADHD: creativity, attunement to nature, interpersonal intuition, energetic enthusiasm, and emotional sensitivity. Filled with easy skill-building activities you and your child can do together, this book will help your child transform problematic symptoms into strengths, then build the self-esteem they need to let those gifts shine. Review Quotes Honos-Webb's book is a healing gift to children with ADHD and their parents, teachers, psychologists, and doctors. Taken to heart, her message could transform the lives of these children, their families, and even the educational system. The Gift of ADHD is a must-read for anyone whose life is touched by the unique children who are given this diagnosis. Even adults with this diagnosis should read this book to find a radically new way of understanding themselves and celebrating their own gifts.--Lane Arye, PhD, author of Unintentional Music: Releasing Your Deepest Creativity and internationally known process-oriented therapist and teacherYou are the parent. If you can change and do what this wonderful book invites you to change and do, then you can give the most precious gift to your child--transforming your child's "problem into a strength. Please accept the gift of this book--for your child's sake.--Alvin R. Mahrer, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and author of The Complete Guide to Experiential Psychotherapy"Honos-Webb grabbed my scattered attention quickly and held it with this enlightening book, without resorting to drugs. I nervously jumped to sections such as 'The Medical Model of Disease' and 'Why Medications May Not Be the Answer' and found them balanced and enlightening. Then I calmed down, read the rest, and learned a lot. You will too . . . if you can pay attention." --Thomas Greening, professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School and editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology
The Goodbye Diaries - by Marisa Bardach Ramel & Sally Bardach (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 276Genre: Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Death, Grief, BereavementFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Marisa Bardach Ramel & Sally BardachLanguage: EnglishUS