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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 a His and Hers Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
Looking for the perfect way to say I love you to a special someone From famed illustrators Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar the New York Times bestselling book Me Without You features countless cute color illustrations of scenarios that are simply incomplete without two A uniquely charming gift for Valentine s Day anniversaries or just because readers will find themselves dipping into this beguiling book again and again
Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good candidly share about their courtship and marriage and the key to their success waiting President CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned sometimes all we can do is wait for the one to come into our lives They spent years crossing paths but it wasn t until they were thrown together while working on the film Jumping the Broom that their storybook romance began Faced with starting a new relationship and wanting to avoid potentially devastating relationship pitfalls DeVon and Meagan chose to do something almost unheard of in today s society abstain from sex until they were married In The Wait DeVon and Meagan share the life-changing message that waiting rather than rushing a relationship can help you find the person you re meant to be with Filled with candid his-and-hers accounts of the most important moments of their relationship and practical advice on how waiting for everything from dating to sex can transform relationships allowing you to find a deep connection based on patience trust and faith
Lisa Damour Ph D director of the internationally renowned Laurel School s Center for Research on Girls pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy necessary and natural Untangled explains what s going on prepares parents for what s to come and lets them know when it s time to worry In this sane highly engaging and informed guide for parents of daughters Dr Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct and absolutely normal developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups including Parting with Childhood Contending with Adult Authority Entering the Romantic World and Caring for Herself Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart constructive ways Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions including My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her and only does it more when I get angry with her about it How should I respond Do I tell my teen daughter that I m checking her phone My daughter suffers from test anxiety What can I do to help her Where s the line between... healthy eating and having an eating disorder My teenage daughter wants to know why I m against pot when it s legal in some states What should I say My daughter s friend is cutting herself Do I call the girl s mother to let her know Perhaps most important Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand connect and grow with their daughters When parents know what makes their daughter tick they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy happy young woman Advance praise for Untangled For years people have been asking me for the girl equivalent of Raising Cain and I haven t known exactly what to recommend Now I do Michael Thompson Ph D co-author of Raising Cain An essential guide to understanding and supporting girls throughout their development It s obvious that Dr Damour gets girls and understands the best way for any adult to help them navigate the common yet difficult challenges so many girls face Rosalind Wiseman author of Queen Bees Wannabes A gem Damour deftly blends insights from her clinical experience working with girls time-honored wisdom on adolescence the latest social science and neuroscience research and frank descriptions of cultural trends and media messages From the moment I read the last page I ve been recommending it to my clients including those with sons and colleagues and using it as a refreshing guide in my own work with teenagers and their parents Wendy Mogel Ph D author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee An arsenal of strategies to respond to your daughter s ever-changing brain feelings and choices it will become your dog-eared travel guide to the mysterious world of teenage girls Rachel Simmons author of Odd Girl Out If you have a daughter or were a daughter Untangled is mandatory reading Madeline Levine Ph D author of The Price of Privilege So chock-full of practical wisdom that I read it straight through twice then recommended it to every person I know who has a daughter This book will no question make you a better and a saner parent of your adolescent girl Peggy Orenstein author of Girls and Sexmore
Announcing a brand new cover-to-cover revision of America s pregnancy bible What to Expect When You re Expecting is a perennial New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today s 25 most influential books of the past 25 years It s read by more than 90 of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book--the most iconic must-have book for parents-to-be with over 14 5 million copies in print Now comes the Fourth Edition a new book for a new generation of expectant moms--featuring a new look a fresh perspective and a friendlier-than-ever voice It s filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what s new in pregnancy but what s relevant to pregnant women Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters an expanded chapter on pre-conception and a brand new one on carrying multiples More comprehensive reassuring and empathetic than ever the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy There s more than ever on pregnancy... matters practical including an expanded section on workplace concerns physical with more symptoms more solutions emotional more advice on riding the mood roller coaster nutritional from low-carb to vegan from junk food dependent to caffeine-addicted and sexual what s hot and what s not in pregnant lovemaking as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting the dad-to-be Overflowing with tips helpful hints and humor a pregnant woman s best friend this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before It s everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect only better 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
With this one-sentence journal couples can create a three-year time capsule of their relationship in the easiest way possible Our Q A a Day provides a question for every day of the year with enough space for two people to jot down a one- or two-sentence response The journal offers a variety of questions some may address the relationship Where would you like to travel with your partner others suggest writing something about each other What does your partner s laugh sound like many are simply questions that each person answers individually What is your top priority today Over a three-year period both writers can see how their answers compare contrast and change as they create a lasting keepsake of their relationship
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
An acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development argues that kids today are suffering because their parents are no longer in charge and explains what parents and educators can do to reverse this trend
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