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Moms on Call  Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months - Laura Hunter, LPN Cover Art

Moms on Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months

Moms on Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months Moms on Call Parenting Book 1 of 3 by Laura Hunter, LPN

Over a million copies sold worldwide! Featured in Babylist's Best Baby Sleep Resources guide and named as a Best Baby Sleep Resource.  Here's what some happy parents had to say: • "A game changer for all-around baby care." - Gigi Hadid • "The book that helped me the most was Moms on Call Baby Care...this book became my baby bible." - Cameron Eubanks • "Finally, honest and practical solutions to everyday parenting problems!" - Alicia W. • "A must-have for every new parent!" - Kenny and Wanda Rogers Discover a wealth of knowledge in Moms on Call's Guide to Basic Baby Care for 0-6 Months: From feeding guidelines for both breast and bottle, to deciphering symptoms that warrant a trip to the emergency room, this comprehensive guide offers step-by-step advice to get your baby on a routine. However, the real gem of this book is its proven strategies to help your baby sleep through the night, so you can too! Here's what you can expect to find inside: • Sleep: Learn how to establish great sleep habits, including sleeping through the night! • Feeding: Understand feeding schedules that promote healthy digestion. • Routine: Get outlines of typical daily schedules with specific times. • Safety: Access our safety checklists and recommendations for peace of mind. • Health guidance: Discover common illnesses, what actions to take, and when to call the doctor. • Preparation: Find out what two pediatric nurses always keep in their medicine cabinets. • Simplicity: Learn what you need (and don’t need!) to prepare for your newborn’s arrival. • Support: This book pairs perfectly with the renowned Moms on Call 0-6 months online course. Join the ranks of happy parents who've found solace and guidance in the pages of Moms on Call Basic Baby Care for 0-6 Months. Order your copy today!

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Raising Mentally Strong Kids - Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Cover Art

Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Raising Mentally Strong Kids How to Combine the Power of Neuroscience with Love and Logic to Grow Confident, Kind, Responsible, and Resilient Children and Young Adults by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

Instant national bestseller! Parenting is about to get easier--and a whole lot more effective…. In a time when so many children and young adults seem to be struggling, parents are looking for help in bringing up mentally healthy kids who are equipped to thrive. Finally, evidence-based help is now available for overwhelmed parents who are trying their best but feel like they’re falling short. #1 New York Times bestselling author and neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen and child psychologist Dr. Charles Fay have teamed up to reveal what’s missing from most parenting books. It’s the fact that you need to address both the brain and the mind of your child (and yourself) in order to effectively raise good and strong humans. In this groundbreaking book where neuroscience meets love and logic, parents are given practical tools to help children of all ages go from behavioral problems like defiance, meltdowns, and power struggles to being: • Responsible, confident, kind, and resilient • Better prepared to make good decisions • More focused and motivated • Better able to have healthy relationships, and more…. Let Dr. Amen and Dr. Fay help you learn how to be the parent you've always dreamed you could be—and raise great kids who are on their way to reaching their full potential, including their best possible mental health.

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Oh Crap! Potty Training - Jamie Glowacki Cover Art

Oh Crap! Potty Training

Oh Crap! Potty Training
Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right
by Jamie Glowacki

From potty-training expert and social worker Jamie Glowacki, who’s already helped over half a million families successfully toilet train their preschoolers, comes a newly revised and updated guide that’s “straight-up, parent-tested, and funny to boot” (Amber Dusick, author of Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures ). Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert, show you how it’s done. Her six-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here’s the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days—but Jamie’s got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you’ve ever said to yourself: -How do I know if my kid is ready? -Why won’t my child poop in the potty? -How do I avoid “potty power struggles”? -How can I get their daycare provider on board? -My kid was doing so well—why is he regressing? -And what about nighttime?! Oh Crap! Potty Training can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn’t theory, you’re not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information—all the questions and all the answers you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good.

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The Whole-Brain Child - Daniel J. Siegel, MD & Tina Payne Bryson Cover Art

The Whole-Brain Child

The Whole-Brain Child 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, MD & Tina Payne Bryson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than 1 million copies in print! • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.   “Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.   In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight , and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.               Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. “[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.” —Kirkus Reviews “Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.” —The Washington Post “This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child . This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other “Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.” —Parent to Parent

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Raising Good Humans - Hunter Clarke-Fields Cover Art

Raising Good Humans

Raising Good Humans A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids by Hunter Clarke-Fields

“A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.” —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans , you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids. Whether you’re running late for school, trying to get your child to eat their vegetables, or dealing with an epic meltdown in the checkout line at a grocery store—being a parent is hard work! And, as parents, many of us react in times of stress without thinking—often by yelling. But what if, instead of always reacting on autopilot, you could respond thoughtfully in those moments, keep your cool, and get from A to B on time and in one piece? With this book, you’ll find powerful mindfulness skills for calming your own stress response when difficult emotions arise. You’ll also discover strategies for cultivating respectful communication, effective conflict resolution, and reflective listening. In the process, you’ll learn to examine your own unhelpful patterns and ingrained reactions that reflect the generational habits shaped by your parents, so you can break the cycle and respond to your children in more skillful ways. When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness as well—thereby altering generational patterns for a kinder, more compassionate future. With this essential guide, you’ll see how changing your own “autopilot reactions” can create a lasting positive impact, not just for your kids, but for generations to come. An essential, must-read for all parents—now more than ever. “To raise the children we hope to raise, we have to learn to become the person we hoped to be…. This wonderful book will help you handle the ride.”  —KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent   “Hunter Clarke-Fields shares her wisdom and personal experience to help parents create peaceful families.” —Joanna Faber and Julie King, coauthors of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen  

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Hunt, Gather, Parent - Michaeleen Doucleff Cover Art

Hunt, Gather, Parent

Hunt, Gather, Parent
What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans
by Michaeleen Doucleff

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them? “ Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.” —Pamela Druckerman, The New York Times Book Review When Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff becomes a mother, she examines the studies behind modern parenting guidance and finds the evidence frustratingly limited and often ineffective. Curious to learn about more effective parenting approaches, she visits a Maya village in the Yucatán Peninsula. There she encounters moms and dads who parent in a totally different way than we do—and raise extraordinarily kind, generous, and helpful children without yelling, nagging, or issuing timeouts. What else, Doucleff wonders, are Western parents missing out on? In Hunt, Gather, Parent , Doucleff sets out with her three-year-old daughter in tow to learn and practice parenting strategies from families in three of the world’s most venerable communities: Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania. She sees that these cultures don’t have the same problems with children that Western parents do. Most strikingly, parents build a relationship with young children that is vastly different from the one many Western parents develop—it’s built on cooperation instead of control, trust instead of fear, and personalized needs instead of standardized development milestones. Maya parents are masters at raising cooperative children. Without resorting to bribes, threats, or chore charts, Maya parents rear loyal helpers by including kids in household tasks from the time they can walk. Inuit parents have developed a remarkably effective approach for teaching children emotional intelligence. When kids cry, hit, or act out, Inuit parents respond with a calm, gentle demeanor that teaches children how to settle themselves down and think before acting. Hadzabe parents are experts on raising confident, self-driven kids with a simple tool that protects children from stress and anxiety, so common now among American kids. Not only does Doucleff live with families and observe their methods firsthand, she also applies them with her own daughter, with striking results. She learns to discipline without yelling. She talks to psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and sociologists and explains how these strategies can impact children’s mental health and development. Filled with practical takeaways that parents can implement immediately, Hunt, Gather, Parent helps us rethink the ways we relate to our children, and reveals a universal parenting paradigm adapted for American families.

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Bringing Up Bébé - Pamela Druckerman Cover Art

Bringing Up Bébé

Bringing Up Bébé One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman

The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children.   *This edition also includes Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting “On questions of how to live, the French never disappoint. . . . Maybe it all starts with childhood. That is the conclusion that readers may draw from Bringing Up Bébé .” — The Wall Street Journal “I’ve been a parent now for more than eight years, and—confession—I’ve never actually made it all the way through a parenting book. But I found Bringing Up Bébé to be irresistible. ” — Slate When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a “French parent.” But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How? With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.

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Cribsheet - Emily Oster Cover Art

Cribsheet

Cribsheet A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster

From the author of Expecting Better, The Family Firm , and The Unexpected an economist's guide to the early years of parenting. “Both refreshing and useful. With so many parenting theories driving us all a bit batty, this is the type of book that we need to help calm things down.” — LA Times “The book is jampacked with information, but it’s also a delightful read because Oster is such a good writer.” — NPR With Expecting Better , award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In Cribsheet , she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting.  As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule—or three—for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision?  Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time.  Economics is the science of decision-making, and Cribsheet is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert—and mom of two—who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool.

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Good Inside - Dr. Becky Kennedy Cover Art

Good Inside

Good Inside A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Dr. Becky Kennedy

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller “This book is for any parent who has ever struggled under the substantial weight of caregiving—which is to say, all of us. Good Inside is not only a wise and practical guide to raising resilient, emotionally healthy kids, it’s also a supportive resource for overwhelmed parents who need more compassion and less stress. Dr. Becky is the smart, thoughtful, in-the-trenches parenting expert we’ve been waiting for!”—Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space Dr. Becky Kennedy, wildly popular parenting expert and creator of @drbeckyatgoodinside, shares her groundbreaking approach to raising kids and offers practical strategies for parenting in a way that feels good. Over the past several years, Dr. Becky Kennedy—known to her followers as “Dr. Becky”—has been sparking a parenting revolution. Millions of parents, tired of following advice that either doesn’t work or simply doesn’t feel good, have embraced Dr. Becky’s empowering and effective approach, a model that prioritizes connecting with our kids over correcting them. Parents have long been sold a model of childrearing that simply doesn’t work. From reward charts to time outs, many popular parenting approaches are based on shaping behavior, not raising humans. These techniques don’t build the skills kids need for life, or account for their complex emotional needs. Add to that parents’ complicated relationships with their own upbringings, and it’s easy to see why so many caretakers feel lost, burned out, and worried they’re failing their kids. In Good Inside, Dr. Becky shares her parenting philosophy, complete with actionable strategies, that will help parents move from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and sturdy leadership. Offering perspective-shifting parenting principles and troubleshooting for specific scenarios—including sibling rivalry, separation anxiety, tantrums, and more—Good Inside is a comprehensive resource for a generation of parents looking for a new way to raise their kids while still setting them up for a lifetime of self-regulation, confidence, and resilience.

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Moms on Call Toddler Book: 15 Months - 4 Years - Laura Hunter, LPN Cover Art

Moms on Call Toddler Book: 15 Months - 4 Years

Moms on Call Toddler Book: 15 Months - 4 Years
Moms on Call Parenting Book 3 of 3
by Laura Hunter, LPN

Part 3 of the world famous Moms on Call parenting books series by pediatric nurses and moms, Laura Hunter, LPN and Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN. Over a million copies sold worldwide! Learn why toddlers behave the way they do and parenting strategies that will motivate good behavior. Discover the three household rules your toddler can understand and enjoy learning actual things to say to them, especially when handling things like discipline, sleep issues, tantrums, going out to eat, potty training and feeding issues. From humorous explanations to the short and sweet version, this book has it all! Including cheat sheets like 'Getting Rid of the Pacifier' and 'The “No” Stage.' This resource also provides combined schedules for multi-child households, so you know what time is best to run errands, when you can get both children napping and how to establish healthy nighttime sleep habits. • SLEEP: How to get toddlers to sleep all night, and in their own room • THE "NO" STAGE: Why toddlers misbehave, What to say to motivate positive behavior • RULES & BOUNDARIES: Three household rules your toddler can understand • SUPPORT FOR MOM: Pairs with the Moms on Call 15 Month-4 Year online course Here's what some happy parents had to say: • “I follow the advice from Moms on Call (most importantly the schedules) and it’s working soooo well for us. We have a very well behaved, well fed, well rested daughter. The books are informative and contain a great overview of safety information, as well. Highly recommend the series.” – Jacqueline T. • “I, like a lot of folks, didn’t have the greatest models for discipline from my parents and I wanted my own style, completely different from my parents but still effective. This Moms on Call book has such a realistic method that you can follow or modify to meet your style. Honestly this book has tons of great stuff. Without these ladies’ schedules I wouldn’t have the quality of life that I do today. I can take care of my son AND still have time to take care of me because of their help.” – Katie A. • “This is by far the best baby book on the planet - this series of books has helped me navigate new motherhood and motherhood of a toddler and newborn! It has been my saving grace in many scenarios and I would highly recommend it to everyone - the sleep component alone is worth the purchase!!” – Pradon F.

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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters - Meg Meeker Cover Art

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker

Inspiration for the motion picture streaming on Pure Flix! Drawing on her thirty years' experience practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker explains why an active father figure is maybe the single most important factor in a young woman's development. In this invaluable guide, Meeker shows how a father can be both counsel and protector for his daughter as she grows into a spiritually and mentally strong young woman. From cradling his newborn to walking her down the aisle, a father must relish his paramount responsibility—guiding the course of his daughter’s life. Meeker reveals • how a man can become a "strong father" • how a father's guidance influences every part of a woman's life, from her self-respect to her perspective on drugs, alcohol, and sex • how to lay down ground rules that are respected without creating distance in your relationship with your daughter • why you need to be your daughter's hero • the mistakes most fathers make and their serious consequences • how to help daughters make their own good decisions and avoid disastrous mistakes • how a father's faith will influence his daughter's spiritual development • how to get through to you daughter, even during her toughest don't-talk-to-me years • true stories of daughters who were on the wrong path—and how their fathers helped to bring them back Learn how to grow, strengthen, or rebuild your relationship with your daughter to better both your life and hers in the bestselling Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know .

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The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block 2-Book Bundle - Harvey Karp, M.D. Cover Art

The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block 2-Book Bundle

The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block 2-Book Bundle by Harvey Karp, M.D.

Attention parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies: If the child in your life is under five, this convenient eBook bundle is for you. From respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, national bestsellers The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block will help you calm a crying baby, survive the “Terrible Twos,” and much more, resulting in more loving time for you and your child.   THE HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer   “The best way I’ve ever seen to help crying babies.” —Steven P. Shelov, M.D., editor in chief, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Caring for Your Baby and Young Child   With Dr. Karp’s sensible advice, you will be able to soothe even the fussiest infants and increase their sleep. His highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: The Fourth Trimester (re-creating the womblike atmosphere your newborn still yearns for), The Calming Reflex (an “off switch” all babies are born with), The 5 S’s (five easy methods to turn on the calming reflex), and The Cuddle Cure (combining the 5 S’s to calm even colicky babies).   THE HAPPIEST TODDLER ON THE BLOCK How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old   “An informative and engaging romp about toddlers. Roll over, Dr. Spock.” — The New York Times   Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for molding toddler behavior by combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new green light/yellow light/red light method. As you learn how to boost your child’s good ( green light ) behavior, curb his annoying ( yellow light ) behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable ( red light ) behavior, you will be able to alleviate stormy outbursts with amazing success—and better yet, prevent these tantrums before they begin.

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk - Adele Faber Cover Art

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber

“This parenting book actually made me a better parent.”—Lydia Kiesling, The New York Times From #1 New York Times bestselling authors, t he ultimate “parenting bible” ( The Boston Globe )—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child. This bestselling classic by internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children includes fresh insights and suggestions, as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to: · Cope with your child’s negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment · Express your strong feelings without being hurtful · Engage your child’s willing cooperation · Set firm limits and maintain goodwill · Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline · Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise · Resolve family conflicts peacefully Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, Faber and Mazlish’s down-to-earth, respectful approach makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

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The Simplest Baby Book in the World - S.M. Gross Cover Art

The Simplest Baby Book in the World

The Simplest Baby Book in the World The Illustrated, Grab-and-Do Guide for a Healthy, Happy Baby by S.M. Gross

You've got this! The Simplest Baby Book in the World is the illustrated grab-and-do guide that helps today's moms and dads gain confidence in their ability to be great parents. It makes raising a baby easier by curating and distilling down to their essentials the best-of-the-best advice on topics like sleep training, feeding and safety from doctors, nurses, parents and nannies. You will quickly and easily find simple solutions and have proven techniques at your fingertips when you need them most whether it's 2 a.m. or 2 p.m. Forget all the other baby books and 'bibles' you will never read, choose The Simplest Baby Book in the World to raise your healthy, happy baby.

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How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids - Jancee Dunn Cover Art

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn

"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 Slate Featured in People PicksA Red Tricycle Best Baby and Toddler Parenting Book of the YearOne of Mother magazine's favorite parenting books of the Year How 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.

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Raising Cain - Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. & Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Cover Art

Raising Cain

Raising Cain Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. & Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

The stunning success of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher’s landmark book, showed a true and pressing need to address the emotional lives of girls. Now, finally, here is the book that answers our equally timely and critical need to understand our boys. In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two of the country’s leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting—sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Statistics point to an alarming number of young boys at high risk for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, violence and loneliness. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they’re not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that “cool” equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of “mother blame,” “boy biology,” and "testosterone,” Kindlon and Thompson shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive—the emotional miseducation of boys. Through moving case studies and cutting-edge research, Raising Cain paints a portrait of boys systematically steered away from their emotional lives by adults and the peer “culture of cruelty”—boys who receive little encouragement to develop qualities such as compassion, sensitivity, and warmth. The good news is that this doesn't have to happen. There is much we can do to prevent it. Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy—giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth. Powerfully written and deeply felt, Raising Cain will forever change the way we see our sons and will transform the way we help them to become happy and fulfilled young men.

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Outdoor Kids in an Inside World - Steven Rinella Cover Art

Outdoor Kids in an Inside World

Outdoor Kids in an Inside World Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature by Steven Rinella

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An imperative call to action” (Nick Offerman) to get children off their screens and into nature, with tips for bonding activities that teach the importance of outside time and build tough, curious, competent kids—from the host of the Netflix series and podcast MeatEater “A revelation for families struggling to get kids to GO OUTSIDE, or to just stop using the darn smartphone.”—Michaeleen Doucleff, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Hunt, Gather, Parent In the era of screens and devices, the average American spends 90 percent of their time indoors, and children are no exception. Not only does this phenomenon have consequences for kids’ physical and mental health, it jeopardizes their ability to understand and engage with anything beyond the built environment.  Thankfully, with the right mind-set, families can find beauty, meaning, and connection in a life lived outdoors. Here, outdoors expert Steven Rinella shares the parenting wisdom he has garnered as a father whose family has lived amid the biggest cities and wildest corners of America. Throughout, he offers practical advice for getting kids radically engaged with nature in a muddy, thrilling, hands-on way, with the ultimate goal of helping them see their own place within the natural ecosystem. No matter their location—rural, suburban, or urban—caregivers and kids will bond over activities such as:  • Camping to conquer fears, build tolerance for dirt and discomfort, and savor the timeless pleasure of swapping stories around a campfire.  • Growing a vegetable garden to develop a capacity to nurture and an appreciation for hard work.  • Fishing local lakes and rivers to learn the value of patience while grappling with the possibility of failure. • Hunting for sustainably managed wild game to face the realities of life, death, and what it really takes to obtain our food.  Living an outdoor lifestyle fosters in kids an insatiable curiosity about the world around them, confidence and self-sufficiency, and, most important, a lifelong sense of stewardship of the natural world. This book helps families connect with nature—and one another—as a joyful part of everyday life.

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Personality Plus for Parents - Florence Littauer Cover Art

Personality Plus for Parents

Personality Plus for Parents Understanding What Makes Your Child Tick by Florence Littauer

Florence Littauer uses the proven principles from her popular Personality Plus to show parents how to raise their children individually and take cues from each child's inborn temperament and personality.

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The Gentle Parenting Book - Sarah Ockwell-Smith Cover Art

The Gentle Parenting Book

The Gentle Parenting Book How to raise calmer, happier children from birth to seven by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Parenting trends come and go. Gentle parenting is different - it isn't a label for a precise set of rules but a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child, while being mindful of current science and child psychology. It means parenting with empathy, respect, understanding - and boundaries. In The Gentle Parenting Book , Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of what-to-expect information and gentle-parenting solutions to the most common challenges faced by parents with young children. Sarah addresses a wide variety of topics, including coping with a crying baby, introducing solid foods and creating healthy eating habits, potty training, starting nursery and school, sibling rivalry, tantrums, whining and sulking, aggressive behaviour and much more. And for those parents who have previously used a more authoritarian style of parenting, there's plenty of advice - and reassurance - on making the transition to a gentler approach. For many, gentle parenting comes as a relief because it chimes with their deepest instincts about the best way to raise their children.

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Voice Lessons for Parents - Wendy Mogel Cover Art

Voice Lessons for Parents

Voice Lessons for Parents What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen by Wendy Mogel

New York Times bestselling author and host of the podcast Nurture vs Nurture Dr. Wendy Mogel “ teaches parents the dialect needed to converse with their daughters and sons at every stage of life” ( Chicago Tribune). Dr. Wendy Mogel, “one of the most astute psychologists on the planet (Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit ) observed a pattern in her practice: when parents speak to their children their pitch tends to rise, and they come across as pleading, indignant, wounded, outraged. Their tone and body language signal, I can’t handle it when you act like a child. In response, Dr. Mogel developed a remarkably effective series of “voice lessons,” for parents who were struggling to communicate. The results were immediate: a shift in vocal style led to calmer kids, who listened more attentively and responded with warmth, respect, and sincerity. In Voice Lessons for Parents , Mogel elaborates on her novel clinical approach, revealing how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect . Drawing from a range of sources including neuroscience, fairy tales, and anthropology, Mogel offers specific guidance for talking to children across the expanse of childhood and adolescence. She also explains the best ways to talk about your child to partners, exes, and grandparents, as well as to teachers, coaches, and caretakers. And she addresses the distraction of digital devices—how they impact our interactions with our families, and what we can do about it.

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Raising Lions - Joe Newman Cover Art

Raising Lions

Raising Lions The Art of Compassionate Discipine by Joe Newman

The newly updated second edition of Joe Newman’s acclaimed book Raising Lions is packed full of helpful information to guide parents and teachers in raising strong-willed, precocious children. This book offers clear, straightforward insights into the cultural shifts in both parenting and the development of our children which have led to the problems most parents face today. With clear insights into what motivates the most challenging behaviors, and what kinds of responses turn these behaviors around, Raising Lions is a must have for all parents.

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Lost in Trans Nation

Lost in Trans Nation A Child Psychiatrist's Guide Out of the Madness by Miriam Grossman & Jordan B. Peterson

Throughout our country, atrocities are taking place in doctor’s offices and hospital operating rooms. Physically healthy children and adolescents are being permanently disfigured and sometimes sterilized. Those youth say they’re transgender, and we—their parents, teachers, therapists, and doctors—are supposed to agree with their self-diagnosis and take a back seat as they make the most consequential decision of their lives: to alter their bodies in order to, we are told, “align” them with their minds.   Medical, educational, and government authorities advise us to support the “gender journeys” of still developing kids, including medical interventions with poor evidence of long-term improvement.   This would not be acceptable in any other field of medicine. Indeed, the treatments our medical authorities and Washington call “crucial” and “life-saving” have been banned in progressive Sweden, Finland, and Britain.   Dr. Miriam Grossman is a child and adolescent psychiatrist whose practice consists of trans-identified youth and their families. In Lost in Trans Nation , she implores parents to reject the advice of gender experts and politicians and trust their guts—their parental instincts—in the face of an onslaught of ideologically driven misinformation that steers them and their children toward risky decisions they may end up mourning for the rest of their lives.   The beliefs that male and female are human inventions; that the sex of a newborn is arbitrarily “assigned”; and that as a result the child requires “affirmation” through medical interventions—these ideas are divorced from reality and therefore hazardous, especially to children. The core belief—that biology can and should be denied—is a repudiation of reality and a mockery of what hard science teaches about being male and female.   Dr. Grossman believes that parents know their child best; they especially know if they have a son or daughter. But currently in our country when it comes to gender identity, everyone knows better than mom and dad. Schools enable students to live double lives—Patrick at home, Patti at school. Activists tell kids their loving homes are “unsafe” when parents voice doubts about the child’s new identity. For refusing to see their son as their daughter, parents might be reported to protective services, a development that can lead to a family’s destruction.   Lost in Trans Nation arms parents with the ammunition to avoid, or, if necessary, fight what many families describe as the most difficult challenge of their lives. Parents will learn what to say and how—at home, at school, and if necessary, to police when they appear at the door.   “Don’t be blindsided like so many parents I know,” warns Grossman, “be proactive and get educated. Feel prepared and confident to discuss trans, nonbinary, or whatever your child brings to the dinner table.” Whether it’s the “trans is as common as red hair” claim, or the “I’m not your son, I’m your daughter” proclamation, or the “do you prefer a live son or a dead daughter’ threat, says Grossman, no family is immune, and every parent must be prepared.   No child is born in the wrong body, Dr. Grossman reassures us, their bodies are just fine; it’s their emotional lives that need healing. Whether you’re facing a gender identity battle in your home right now, or want to prevent one, you need this book to guide you and your loved ones out of the madness.  

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Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child

Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child What Every Parent Needs to Know by John C. Maxwell & Tim Elmore

Informative, challenging and often humorous, this work explores mentoring the basic types of children and provides real-life insights on how to help them reach their full potential. Whether you have a driver, a diplomat, or a dreamer, you need to give your child permission to dream big and to dream right. Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child provides the tools for parents who want more than average for their children and who seek to inspire the pursuit of vision larger than they are.

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The Mindful Parenting Collection

The Mindful Parenting Collection by Daniel J. Siegel, MD & Marietta McCarty

Learn about the joys and pitfalls of parenting—from infancy to adolescence—and strategies for raising well-adjusted, competent children with open minds and big hearts, from two of Tarcher/Penguin’s favorite authors. Now only $25.99!   Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out , child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.   Little Big Minds by Marietta McCarty A guide for parents and educators to sharing the enduring ideas of the biggest minds throughout the centuries—from Plato to Jane Addams—with the "littlest" minds. Children are no strangers to cruelty and courage, to love and to loss, and in this unique book teacher and educational consultant Marietta McCarty reveals that they are, in fact, natural philosophers. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, Little Big Minds (a New York Times extended list bestseller) guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, young or old. Arranged according to themes-including prejudice, compassion, and death-and featuring the work of philosophers from Plato and Socrates to the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr., this step-by-step guide to teaching kids how to think philosophically is full of excellent discussion questions, teaching tips, and group exercises.

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Matrescence

Matrescence On Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood by Lucy Jones

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION • From the acclaimed author of Losing Eden (“Powerful, beautifully written”—Anthony Doerr) an important, moving, passionate and passionately written inquiry—personal and scientific—into what happens—mentally, spiritually, physically, during the process of becoming a mother, from pregnancy and childbirth to early motherhood and what this profound process tells us about the way we live now. “I read your book, or more accurately devoured it! Loved it . . . It will be the new classic text in Motherhood Studies.” -Andrea O’Reilly, founder, Motherhood Studies “The best book I’ve ever read about motherhood. Matrescence is essential reading, bloody and alive, roaring and ready to change conversations.” –Jude Rogers, The Observer (UK) In this important and ground-breaking, deeply personal investigation, Jones writes of the emerging concept of “matrescence” – the wholeness of becoming a mother. Drawing on her own experiences of twice becoming a mother, as well as exploring the latest research in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary biology; psychoanalysis and existential therapy; sociology, economics and ecology, Jones writes of the physical and emotional changes in the maternal mind, body, and spirit and shows us how these changes are far more profound, wild, and enduring than have been previously explored or written about. Part memoir, part scientific and health reporting, part social critique, ecological philosophy, eco-feminism and nature writing, Matrescence is a kind of whodunnit, ferreting out with the most nuanced, searing and honest observations, why mothers throughout this heightened transition are at a breaking point, and what the institution of intensive, isolated motherhood can tell us about our still-dominant social and cultural myths. “Jones seems to come as close as it’s possible to describing this indescribable moment in a woman’s life.” –Joanna Pocock, The Spectator (UK)

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O DNA da criança

O DNA da criança Compreendendo a natureza singular da criança para uma parentalidade mais feliz e eficaz by Danielle Dick, Ph.D.

"Uma leitura fascinante e com soluções práticas." – Judson Brewer, autor do best-seller Desconstruindo a ansiedade E se a ciência pudesse tornar você um pai ou uma mãe melhor? Conheça esta nova – e provocante – abordagem para a parentalidade Neste livro, Danielle Dick – PhD em Psicologia, pós-doutora em Genética e premiada pesquisadora – traduz o papel da ciência presente no comportamento dos nossos filhos de modo claro e direto. Com base em suas pesquisas, ela apresenta aos leitores os três Es, ou seja, as três grandes dimensões do temperamento, que regem a predisposição única de cada criança: extroversão (Ex), emocionalidade (Em) e esforço de controle (Ef). A partir deles, a pesquisadora mostra que o segredo para criar adultos bem-sucedidos não está em moldar os filhos, mas em fazer os pais entenderem a natureza única que reside em cada criança, adaptando à predisposição genética delas as diferentes técnicas de parentalidade. Cada capítulo desvenda a ciência dessa abordagem, fornecendo estratégias práticas e específicas para os diferentes perfis de temperamento. Assim, os pais estarão munidos de conhecimento para apoiar os pontos fortes dos filhos e ajudá-los nos desafios. Tranquilizador, com lições reais e conteúdo sábio, O DNA da criança oferece uma mensagem inspiradora: o maior trabalho de um adulto é ajudar as crianças a se tornarem quem elas literalmente nasceram para ser.

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Criando con amor

Criando con amor by Jimena Le Bellot

Acompañando a las infancias de la mano de @soymamaypediatra La pediatra Jimena Le Bellot acompaña desde hace años a familias en la hermosa –¡y a veces complicada!– tarea de criar, y a las infancias en su maravilloso proceso de desarrollo. En 2017, creó @soymamaypediatra, la comunidad de Instagram que se convirtió en un verdadero fenómeno con más de 1 millón de seguidores y es hoy una referencia indiscutida tanto en temas pediátricos como de crianza respetuosa. Criando con amor es una continuación de ese acompañamiento en un nuevo formato. Con el lenguaje cercano y fresco que la caracteriza, Jimena escribe, entre otros temas, sobre límites, emociones, berrinches, vivir en familia, consejos pediátricos y también su experiencia como mamá. Porque con información certera, asegura, podremos acompañar mejor a nuestros hijos e hijas en el camino de su crecimiento.

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Raising Boys, Third Edition

Raising Boys, Third Edition Why Boys Are Different--and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men by Steve Biddulph

A revised edition of the bestselling and practical guide to the issues parents face in raising sons--including sex, violence, homework, sports, the Internet, and more--and how to best aid boys' development from birth to manhood. From award-winning psychologist Steve Biddulph comes this new edition of Raising Boys , his international best seller published in 14 countries. This complete guide for parents, educators, and relatives includes sections on bullying, online pornography, social media, and how boys' and girls' brains differ. With gentle humor and proven wisdom, Raising Boys focuses on boys' unique developmental needs to help them be happy and healthy at every stage of life.

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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men by Meg Meeker

A timely and empowering book featuring “solid, practical advice for women on how to properly nurture their sons” ( Kirkus Reviews ).   From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen—or rebuild—her relationship with her son.   Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. This empowering book offers a road map to help mothers find the strength and confidence to raise extraordinary sons by providing encouragement, education, and practical advice about   • the need for mothers to exercise courage and be bolder and more confident about advising and directing their boys • the crucial role mothers play in expressing love to sons in healthy ways so they learn to respect and appreciate women as they grow up • the importance of teaching sons about the values of hard work, community service, and a well-developed inner life • the natural traps mothers of boys often fall into—and how to avoid them • the need for a mother to heal her own wounds with the men in her life so she can raise her son without baggage and limitations • the best ways to survive the moments when the going gets tough and a mom’s natural ways of communicating—talking, analyzing, exploring—only fuel the fire   When a mother holds her baby boy for the first time, she also instinctively knows something else: If she does her job right and raises her son with self-esteem, support, and wisdom, he will become the man she knows he was meant to be.

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Rules of Estrangement

Rules of Estrangement Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict by Joshua Coleman, PhD

A guide for parents whose adult children have cut off contact that reveals the hidden logic of estrangement, explores its cultural causes, and offers practical advice for parents trying to reestablish contact with their adult children. “Finally, here’s a hopeful, comprehensive, and compassionate guide to navigating one of the most painful experiences for parents and their adult children alike.”—Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Labeled a silent epidemic by a growing number of therapists and researchers, estrangement is one of the most disorienting and painful experiences of a parent's life. Popular opinion typically tells a one-sided story of parents who got what they deserved or overly entitled adult children who wrongly blame their parents. However, the reasons for estrangement are far more complex and varied. As a result of rising rates of individualism, an increasing cultural emphasis on happiness, growing economic insecurity, and a historically recent perception that parents are obstacles to personal growth, many parents find themselves forever shut out of the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. As a trusted psychologist whose own daughter cut off contact for several years and eventually reconciled, Dr. Joshua Coleman is uniquely qualified to guide parents in navigating these fraught interactions. He helps to alleviate the ongoing feelings of shame, hurt, guilt, and sorrow that commonly attend these dynamics. By placing estrangement into a cultural context, Dr. Coleman helps parents better understand the mindset of their adult children and teaches them how to implement the strategies for reconciliation and healing that he has seen work in his forty years of practice. Rules of Estrangement gives parents the language and the emotional tools to engage in meaningful conversation with their child, the framework to cultivate a healthy relationship moving forward, and the ability to move on if reconciliation is no longer possible. While estrangement is a complex and tender topic, Dr. Coleman's insightful approach is based on empathy and understanding for both the parent and the adult child.

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On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep - Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam Cover Art

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam

With over 3 million books in print On Becoming Baby Wise continues to gain international recognition for its immensely sensible approach to parenting a newborn. Now in its 18th year of continuous print runs, and translated into 18 languages, the infant management plan offered by Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam successfully and naturally helps infants synchronize their feeding time, waketime and nighttime cycles. The results? Happy, healthy and contented newborn babies who sleep through the night on average between seven and nine weeks of age. The infant management concepts bring hope to the tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies.  The Babywise Parent Directed Feeding concept has enough structure to bring security and order to your baby's world, yet enough flexibility to give mom freedom to respond to any need at any time. It teaches parents how to lovingly guide their baby's day rather than be guided or enslaved to the infant's unknown needs. Comprehensive breast-feeding follow-up surveys spanning three countries, of mothers using the PDF method verify that as a result of the PDF concepts, 88% breast-feed, compared to the national average of only 54% (from the National Center for Health Statistics). Of these breast-feeding mothers, 80% of them breast-feed exclusively without a formula complement. And while 70% of our mothers are still breast-feeding after six months, the national average encourage to follow demand feeding without any guidelines is only 20%. The mean average time of breast-feeding for PDF moms is 33 1/2 weeks, well above the national average. Over 50% of PDF mothers extend their breast-feeding toward and well into the first year. Added to these statistics is another critical factor. The average breast-fed PDF baby sleeps continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine.  Healthy sleep in infants is analogous to healthy growth and development. Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians utilize the concepts found in On Becoming Babywise.

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Moms on Call Next Steps Baby Care: 6-15 Months

Moms on Call Next Steps Baby Care: 6-15 Months Moms on Call Parenting Book 2 of 3 by Laura Hunter, LPN

Part 2 of the world famous Moms on Call parenting books series by pediatric nurses and moms, Laura Hunter, LPN and Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN. Over a million copies sold worldwide! Congrats! You made it through the first 6 months! Ready to tackle the next stages? In our second book, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know for babies 6-15 months, including how to keep those amazing sleep habits going and navigating the upcoming developmental milestones. • SLEEP: Develop and maintain amazing sleep habits ​• ROUTINE & FEEDING: Typical daily and feeding schedules; sample menus and grocery recommendations • DIFFICULT TRANSITIONS: ​When and how to transfer to the toddler bed; ​Weaning and the transition to the sippy cup • COLD & ILLNESS: Common illnesses, what to do about it and when to call the doctor • ​SUPPORT FOR MOM: Pairs with the famous Moms on Call 6-15 months online course Here's what some happy parents had to say: • “I can not say enough positive about this book! Because of the amazing amount of mama wisdom in this book series our littles have been sleeping through the night at just 3 months old. This series not only breaks it down for first time parents but puts it in a way that doesn’t make you feel stupid or incapable. You NEED this series!!!!!” – Renee S. • “Great book providing information you need without a bunch of fillers. I am a first time Mom so this really helped. My child sleeps through the night and is such a happy guy!” – Amy E. • “What would I do without this book? Idk. First time mom and this has answered so many questions. I’ve stuck to the schedule and have had my baby sleep through the night since she was 2 months. Grateful to be able to have this part 2 book to help guide me.” – Arianna C.

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When Strivings Cease

When Strivings Cease Replacing the Gospel of Self-Improvement with the Gospel of Life-Transforming Grace by Ruth Chou Simons

Grace Secures What Striving Cannot In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, we feel more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling like we’re behind, lacking, and failing—at home, at work, with friends, with God. Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for self-improvement. She shows you how to confront the ways you look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging;find relief in realizing self-help isn’t the answer because you can’t be so amazing that you won’t need grace;stop seeing God as someone to perform for and start finding delight in responding to his welcome; andlet go of trying to rely on your own strength, your own abilities, and your own savvy by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased for you. With personal stories, biblical insights, practical applications, and touches of original artwork by Ruth, this transformational book helps you see the beautiful truth that God’s favor is the only currency you need—because in Christ you are enough.

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No-Drama Discipline

No-Drama Discipline The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, MD & Tina Payne Bryson

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child and The Yes Brain tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.   “A lot of fascinating insights . . . an eye-opener worth reading.”— Parents Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.   Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. Inside this sanity-saving guide you’ll discover   • strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy—and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart • facts on child brain development—and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages • the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child—no matter how extreme the behavior—while still setting clear and consistent limits • tips for navigating your child through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair • twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make—and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques   Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family. Praise for No-Drama Discipline   “With lucid, engaging prose accompanied by cartoon illustrations, Siegel and Bryson help parents teach and communicate more effectively.” — Publishers Weekly “Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go.” —Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of The Opposite of Worry

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Dibs: In Search of Self

Dibs: In Search of Self by Virginia M. Axline

In 1947, Virginia Axline introduced professional psychotherapists to a new way of working with children called Nondirective Play Therapy. In 1964, she introduced the rest of the world to “Dibs”. Dibs is silent. Dibs is a mystery to his parents and teachers. Dibs cannot be reached no matter how hard they try. He hides under tables and lashes out at other children. Some think he’s incapable of learning and interacting in a regular classroom. Some think he’s emotionally disturbed. Everyone is desperate to fix him, except for “Miss A”.  “Miss A,” as Dibs calls her, believes that Dibs already knows the answers and can show her what he needs if she is patient enough, accepting enough, and observant enough. Dibs’ parents think she’s wasting her time trying to watch him play. He doesn’t play and he doesn’t talk. Dibs’ mother finally agrees to let Miss A try her methods, but she’s not holding her breath. “Miss A” then introduces Dibs and us to her special play room, where children can be just exactly who they truly are. The room is not magical, but the relationship between therapist and child is. In the safety and freedom of this special relationship, we begin to see what Axline meant when she first encouraged therapists to offer children the opportunity to “play out these feelings” and “realize the power within [themselves]”. “A ‘must read’ classic for play therapists!” —  Charles E. Schaefer , PhD, RPT-S, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Co-Founder and Director Emeritus, The Association for Play Therapy “ Dibs: In Search of Self  is a timeless account of Axline as play therapist, advocate, and partner in Dibs’ therapeutic journey. I marvel at Axline’s ability to encompass multiple roles while demonstrating integration in all of her interactions; whether in the playroom, conducting classroom observations or working with Dibs’ parents. This is essential reading for play therapists, child development and counseling practitioners.” —  Natalya Ann Lindo , PhD, LPC, CCPT-S, CPRT-S, Associate Professor & Counseling Program Coordinator, University of North Texas “There are many books on play therapy theory. There are many books on play therapy techniques. There is only one book that goes beyond theory and technique, getting to the heart of what play therapy is all about.  Dibs  captures the depth of connection and life-changing impact that play therapy can engender between a child and a therapist.” —  Nick Cornett , PhD, LPC, LMFT, RPT, Assistant Professor, John Brown University

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The Happiest Toddler on the Block - Harvey Karp, M.D. Cover Art

The Happiest Toddler on the Block

The Happiest Toddler on the Block How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old: Revised Edition by Harvey Karp, M.D.

Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months of age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence. Toddlers can drive you bonkers…so adorable and fun one minute…so stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of “nos” and “don’ts” into “yeses” and hugs…if you know how to speak your toddler’ s language. In one of the most useful advances in parenting techniques of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp reveals that toddlers, with their immature brains and stormy outbursts, should be thought of not as pint-size people but as pintsize…cavemen. Having noticed that the usual techniques often failed to calm crying toddlers, Dr. Karp discovered that the key to effective communication was to speak to them in their own primitive language. When he did, suddenly he was able to soothe their outbursts almost every time! This amazing success led him to the realization that children between the ages of one and four go through four stages of “evolutionary” growth, each linked to the development of the brain, and each echoing a step in prehistoric humankind’s journey to civilization: • The “Charming Chimp-Child” (12 to 18 months): Wobbles around on two legs, grabs everything in reach, plays a nonstop game of “monkey see monkey do.” • The “Knee-High Neanderthal” (18 to 24 months): Strong-willed, fun-loving, messy, with a vocabulary of about thirty words, the favorites being “no” and “mine.” • The “Clever Caveman” (24 to 36 months): Just beginning to learn how to share, make friends, take turns, and use the potty. • The “Versatile Villager” (36 to 48 months): Loves to tell stories, sing songs and dance, while trying hard to behave. To speak to these children, Dr. Karp has developed two extraordinarily effective techniques: 1) The “fast food” rule—restating what your child has said to make sure you got it right; 2) The four-step rule—using gesture, repetition, simplicity, and tone to help your irate Stone-Ager be happy again. Once you’ve mastered “toddler-ese,” you will be ready to apply behavioral techniques specific to each stage of your child’ s development, such as teaching patience and calm, doing time-outs (and time-ins), praise through “gossiping,” and many other strategies. Then all the major challenges of the toddler years—including separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, toilet training, night fears, sleep problems, picky eating, biting and hitting, medicine taking — can be handled in a way that will make your toddler feel understood. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and, best of all, more happy, loving time for you and your child.

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Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children by Lynn Lyons & Reid Wilson

With anxiety at epidemic levels among our children, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents offers a contrarian yet effective approach to help children and teens push through their fears, worries, and phobias to ultimately become more resilient, independent, and happy. How do you manage a child who gets stomachaches every school morning, who refuses after-school activities, or who is trapped in the bathroom with compulsive washing? Children like these put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: One in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, when parents or professionals offer help in traditional ways, they unknowingly reinforce a child's worry and avoidance. From their success with hundreds of organizations, schools, and families, Reid Wilson, PhD, and Lynn Lyons, LICSW, share their unconventional approach of stepping into uncertainty in a way that is currently unfamiliar but infinitely successful. Using current research and contemporary examples, the book exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns—including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving—and offers a concrete plan with 7 key principles that foster change. And, since new research reveals how anxious parents typically make for anxious children, the book offers exercises and techniques to change both the children's and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving. This book challenges our basic instincts about how to help fearful kids and will serve as the antidote for an anxious nation of kids and their parents.

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Operating Instructions - Anne Lamott Cover Art

Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The acclaimed author of Bird by Bird brings her brilliant combination of humor and warmth to a "smart, funny, and comforting" chronicle of single motherhood ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ). It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." — Chicago Tribune

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Raising Girls Who Like Themselves

Raising Girls Who Like Themselves by Kasey Edwards & Christopher Scanlon

Nearly one in five girls aged 16-17 years meet the clinical criteria for depression. One in fourteen young Australians (7%) aged 4-17 experienced an anxiety disorder. These figures only get worse as our girls age with one in three women in Australia experiencing anxiety. This indispensable guide will provide the tools to raising a girl who is happy and confident. Because when you raise a girl who likes herself, everything else follows. She will strive for excellence because she has faith in her ability to achieve it and the confidence to pick herself up. She will nurture her physical and mental health because it's natural to care for something you love. She will insist on healthy relationships because she believes she deserves nothing less. She will be joyful and secure , knowing that her greatest friend and most capable ally is herself. Packed with practical, evidence-based advice, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves details the seven qualities that enable girls to thrive and arm themselves against a world that tells them they are flawed. These include: - possessing a power perspective - having body confidence - owning her body and its autonomy - staying calm and optimistic - being independent and masterful - cultivating strong relationships - remaining true to herself Free of parental guilt and grounded in research, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves is imbued with the warmth and wit of a mum and dad who are in the same parenting trenches as you, fighting for their daughters’ futures. "Relatable + Practical + Real. Raising Girls captures the goal we all have as parents & educators – helping our children be the best versions of themselves." Dana Kerford, friendship skills expert and founder of URSTRONG "We all know that parenting does not come with a road map. However, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves is the closest thing ... a remarkable resource for mums and dads alike." Sarah McMahon, psychologist and founder of BodyMatters Australasia

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3 Day Potty Training - Lora Jensen Cover Art

3 Day Potty Training

3 Day Potty Training by Lora Jensen

3 Day Potty Training gives you a step-by-step approach to toilet training that aims to have your child completely potty trained in as little as 3 days. You will learn how to: + Work with the child that has ZERO interest or motivation; + Work with stubborn children; + Get your child to actually go IN the toilet when they are ON the toilet; + Travel with your newly potty trained child; + Correctly address regression or relapses; + Potty train twins and triplets; + Potty train children with autism or who are speech-delayed;

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Two Homes, One Childhood

Two Homes, One Childhood A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime by Robert E. Emery Phd

A paradigm-shifting model of parenting children in two homes from an internationally recognized expert.   A researcher, therapist, and mediator, Robert Emery, Ph.D., details a new approach to sharing custody with children in two homes. Huge numbers of children are affected by separation, divorce, cohabitation breakups, and childbearing outside of marriage. These children have two homes. But their parents have only one chance to protect their childhood. Building on his 2004 book The Truth About Children and Divorce and a strong evidence base, including his own research, Emery explains that a parenting plan that lasts a lifetime is one that grows and changes along with children’s—and families’—developing needs. Parents can and should work together to renegotiate schedules to best meet the changing needs of children from infancy through young adult life. Divided into chapters that address the specific needs of children as they grow up, Emery:    • Introduces his Hierarchy of Children’s Needs in Divorce    • Provides specific advice for successful parenting, starting with infancy and reaching into emerging adulthood    • Advocates for joint custody but notes that children do not count minutes and neither should parents    • Highlights that there is only one “side” for parents to take in divorce: the children’s side Himself the father of five children, one from his first marriage, Emery brings a rare combination of personal and professional insight and guidance for every parent raising a child in two homes.

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Husbands and Fathers

Husbands and Fathers Rediscover the Creator's Purpose for Men by Derek Prince

Shows in simple terms what it takes to be a successful husband and father and to bless those closest to you--your wife and children.

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Tiny Humans, Big Emotions

Tiny Humans, Big Emotions How to Navigate Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Defiance to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children by Alyssa Blask Campbell & Lauren Elizabeth Stauble

The Future is Emotionally Intelligent From two early childhood experts, an essential guidebook that empowers parents to help their little ones navigate their big feelings—including tantrums, outbursts, and separation anxiety—while laying the groundwork for a lifetime of emotional intelligence. We’re in the midst of a parenting revolution that is radically changing the way we raise our kids. Gone are the days of minimizing emotions: Don’t Cry. You’re Fine. Don’t Make a Scene. As our understanding of developing brains has increased, today’s parents are looking for a new way to help their children understand their feelings and learn to process them. Emotional development experts Alyssa Blask Campbell, M.Ed. and Lauren Stauble M.S. are at the forefront of a movement to foster little ones’ emotional intelligence. Their revolutionary Collaborative Emotion Processing (CEP) method has been a game changer for parents and educators, and now they are sharing it with readers in this indispensable guide.  Tiny Humans, Big Emotions provides the tools to tackle every sort of stressful child-rearing situation, including: • What to do when your child throws a tantrum (it's not what you think!) • Helpful scripts to handle any challenging moment like school refusal and bedtime resistance • How to react when your child hits, punches, or bites • Easy tips that help regulate your child’s nervous system • How to anticipate and end meltdowns before they even begin Designed for all humans—tiny and big—this book shows caregivers of children how to handle their children’s outbursts while empowering them to recognize and manage difficult feelings like anger, sadness, and shame, along with anxiety. All caregivers will find valuable insights and guidance in this book, especially those caring for children from infancy to age eight. Tiny Humans, Big Emotions equips adults with tools for emotional intelligence so they can respond with intention. This innovative, research-based approach teaches children self-regulation and empathy, even as it strengthens the parent-child relationship, setting the groundwork for a lifetime of emotional resilience and wellbeing.  This book is an essential, empathetic guide that will teach parents to notice their own habits and hold space for their tiny human's big emotions.

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The Sober Diaries

The Sober Diaries How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living by Clare Pooley

Like many women, Clare Pooley found the juggle of a stressful career and family life a struggle so she left her successful role as a Managing Partner in one of the world's biggest advertising agencies to look after her family. She knew the change wouldn't be easy but she never expected to find herself an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day, and spending her evenings Googling 'Am I an alcoholic?' This book is the bravely honest story of a year in Clare's life. A year that started with her quitting booze and then being given the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. By the end of the year she is booze-free and cancer-free, she no longer has a wine belly, is two stone lighter and with a life that is so much richer, healthier and more rewarding than ever before. She has a happier family and a more positive outlook. Sober Diaries is an upbeat, funny and positive look at how to live life to the full. Interwoven within Clare's own very personal and brilliantly comic story is research and advice as she discovers the answers to questions like: How do I know if I'm drinking too much? How will I cope at parties? What do I say to friends and family? How do I cope with cravings? If I stop drinking will I lose weight? What if my partner still drinks? And many more.

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Building Love Together in Blended Families

Building Love Together in Blended Families The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart by Gary Chapman & Ron L. Deal

Create a Loving and Safe Environment for Your Blended Family Blended families face unique challenges, and sadly, good intentions aren’t always enough. With so many complex relationships involved, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages. That’s why Gary Chapman, the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages® and national expert on stepfamilies, Ron Deal, join together in this book to teach you how the five love languages can help your blended family. They’ll teach you: • About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies • How to overcome fear and trust issues in marriage • How to develop healthy parenting and step-parenting practices • How the love languages should—and should not—be applied You’re going to face many challenges, but with the right strategies and smart work, your family can be stronger and healthier together.

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The Duggars: 20 and Counting! - Jim Bob Duggar Cover Art

The Duggars: 20 and Counting!

The Duggars: 20 and Counting! Raising One of America's Largest Families--How the by Jim Bob Duggar

This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America’s best-known mega-family. Each time a new baby arrives, the press from around the world clamors for interviews and information. Visitors are amazed to find seventeen (baby number eighteen is due January 1, 2009) well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children in a home that focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun—and must importantly, faith. Readers will learn about the Duggars’ marriage—how they communicate effectively, make family decisions, and find quality time alone. They’ll discover how the Duggars manage to educate all their children at home, while providing experiences that go beyond the family walls, through vacations and educational trips. And they’ll see how the Duggar family manages their finances and lives debt-free—even when they built their own 7,000-square-foot house. Answering the oft asked question—How can I do with one or two children what you do with seventeen(soon to be eighteen)?—Jim Bob and Michelle reveal how they create a warm and welcoming home filled with what Michelle calls “serene chaos.” They show how other parents can succeed whether they’re rearing a single child or several. With spiritual insights, experience-based wisdom, practical tips, and plenty of humorous and tender anecdotes, the Duggars answer the questions that pour into the family’s Web site on a daily basis—especially after every national media interview and TV appearance—including their segments on the Discovery Health Channel’s “Meet the Duggars” series.

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The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers - Gary Chapman Cover Art

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively by Gary Chapman

Over 600,000 copies sold! Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity. In this adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages® (more than 20 million copies sold) , Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen's love language. Get practical tips for how to: • Express love to your teen effectively • Navigate the key issues in your teen’s life, including anger and independence • Set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences • Support and love your teen when he or she fails Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the life of your teenager and family.

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Walking on Eggshells - Jane Isay Cover Art

Walking on Eggshells

Walking on Eggshells Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents by Jane Isay

The perfect gift for both parents and their adult children—”a wonderfully wise and constructive intergenerational guide” that will keep you connected to the people you love most. “Read it and learn.”— New York Times bestselling author Judith Viorst We raise our children to be independent and lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don’t call, there is a frustrated son or daughter who just wants to be treated like a grownup. Now, renowned author and editor Jane Isay delivers real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart. Using extensive interviews with people from ages twenty-five to seventy, Isay shows that we’re far from alone in our struggles to make this new, adult relationship work. She offers up groundbreaking insights and deeply moving stories that will inspire those in even the toughest situations. Isay’s warmth and wit shine through on every page as she charts an invaluable course through the confusing, and often painful, interactions parents and children can face. Walking on Eggshells is the much-needed road map that will keep you connected to the people you love most.

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The Defiant Child

The Defiant Child A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder by Douglas A. Riley

The perfect book to help you give your oppositional-defiant child the help he or she needs.

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Teen-Proofing

Teen-Proofing Fostering Responsible Decision Making in Your Teenager by John Rosemond

In Teen-Proofing , now available in paperback, he tackles the challenges of raising a teenager with his trademark user-friendly, humorous, and commonsense style. Rosemond lays out a perfectly sound and logical case for recognizing the realities of the teen-parent relationship, forming the foundation, and parenting with the "Long Rope Principle." In short, the author demonstrates how Mom and Dad can avoid the pitfalls of becoming dictatorial "Control Freaks," skirt the potholes of turning into permissive "Wimps," and enjoy the freedom and rewards of parenting in a controlled (but not controlling) and relaxed manner. Teenagers, Rosemond readily admits, can be a challenge. But infusing young adults with a sense of personal responsibility, then showing them the results of good and bad choices, is a goal every parent can achieve.

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