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Simple ideas lasting loveFalling in love is easy Staying in love that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Includes the Couple s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
A completely revised and updated edition of America s pregnancy bible the longest-running New York Times bestseller ever With 18 5 million copies in print What to Expect When You re Expecting is read by 93 of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years by USA Today This cover-to-cover including the cover new edition is filled with must-have information advice insight and tips for a new generation of moms and dads With What to Expect s trademark warmth empathy and humor it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book All medical coverage is completely updated including the latest on prenatal screening and the safety of medications during pregnancy as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control Current lifestyle trends are incorporated too juice bars raw diets e-cigarettes push presents baby bump posting the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids grass-fed and organic health food fads and GMOs Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy multiple pregnancies breastfeeding while pregnant water... and home births and cesarean trends including VBACs and gentle cesareans more
Our best-selling body book for girls just got even better With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up it features tips how-tos and facts from the experts Medical consultant Cara Natterson MD You ll find answers to questions about your changing body from hair care to healthy eating bad breath to bras periods to pimples and everything in between Once you feel comfortable with what s happening you ll be ready to move on to the The Care Keeping of You 2
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children In the beginning they lived like nomads moving among Southwest desert towns camping in the mountains Rex was a charismatic brilliant man who when sober captured his children s imagination teaching them physics geology and above all how to embrace life fearlessly Rose Mary who painted and wrote and couldn t stand the responsibility of providing for her family called herself an excitement addict Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever Later when the money ran out or the romance of the wandering life faded the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family -- Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape He drank He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days As the dysfunction of the family escalated Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves supporting one another as they weathered their parents betrayals and finally found the resources and will to leave home What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the... guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity Hers is a story of triumph against all odds but also a tender moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms For two decades Jeannette Walls hid her roots Now she tells her own story A regular contributor to MSNBC com she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor more
Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years quite like this --The New Yorker A parenting zeitgeist --Washington Post A hilarious take on that age-old problem getting the beloved child to go to sleep --National Public Radio A new Bible for weary parents --New York Times Resonates powerfully with almost everyone --Boston Globe Go the F to Sleep challenges stereotypes opens up prototypes and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling s to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own --Midwest Book ReviewGo the F to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland Profane affectionate and radically honest California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach s verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night In the process they open up a conversation about parenting granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes Go the F to Sleep... is beautiful subversive and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new old and expectant You probably should not read it to your children Seriously Just Go to Sleep a children s book inspired by Go the F to Sleep and appropriate for kids of all ages is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order more
The ultimate parenting bible The Boston Globe with a new foreword and available as an ebook for the first time a timeless beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the 1 New York Times bestselling authors Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are doing for parenting today what Dr Spock did for our generation Parent Magazine Now this bestselling classic 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 peacefullyEnthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world the down-to-earth respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding
In just a few years today s children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents While the U S economy becomes ever more information-driven our system of education seems stuck on the idea that content is king neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need Becoming Brilliant offers solutions that parents can implement right now Backed by the latest scientific evidence and illustrated with examples of what s being done right in schools today this book introduces the 6Cs collaboration communication content critical thinking creative innovation and confidence along with ways parents can nurture their children s development in each area
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Simple smart and effective solutions to your child s struggles Harvey Karp M D Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have created a masterly reader-friendly guide to helping children grow their emotional intelligence This brilliant method transforms everyday interactions into valuable brain-shaping moments Anyone who cares for children or who loves a child should read The Whole-Brain Child Daniel Goleman author of Emotional Intelligence 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 Parentmore
With more than five million copies in print all around the world The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide now updated for the digital age Imagine you had a roadmap a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be in the future Your goals your dreams your plans they are all within reach You just need the tools to help you get there That s what Sean Covey s landmark book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has been to millions of teens a handbook to self-esteem and success Now updated for the digital age this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face In an entertaining style Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image build friendships resist peer pressure achieve their goals and get along with their parents as well as tackle the new challenges of our time like cyberbullying and social media In addition this book is stuffed with cartoons clever ideas great quotes and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world An indispensable book for teens as well as parents teachers counselors or any adult who works with teens The 7 Habits of Highly Effective... Teens has become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn t help you then you must have a perfect life already Jordan McLaughlin Age 17more
This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up With illustrations and expert contributors this book covers new questions about periods your growing body peer pressure personal care and more Written by Dr Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up The Care Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you re going through
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