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1 New York Times Bestseller2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTIn her first memoir Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons family photos and documents and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears Chast s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents When it came to her elderly mother and father Roz held to the practices of denial avoidance and distraction But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the crazy closet with predictable results the tools that had served Roz well through her parents seventies eighties and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades the themes are universal adult children accepting a parental role aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies managing logistics and hiring... strangers to provide the most personal care An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast s talent as cartoonist and storyteller more
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 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
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
The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate Crucial Conversations draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives our relationships and our world This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time from the Foreword by Stephen R Covey author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations Here s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations Mark Victor Hansen cocreator of the 1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high This new edition gives you the tools to Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive not abrasive
Some things about babies happily will never change They still arrive warm cuddly soft and smelling impossibly sweet But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed and now so has the new-baby bible Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year With over 10 5 million copies in print First Year is the world s best-selling best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don t come with but should And now it s better than ever Every parent s must-have go-to is completely updated Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time First Year is easier-to-read faster-to-flip-through and new-family-friendlier than ever packed with even more practical tips realistic advice and relatable accessible information than before Illustrations are new too Among the changes Baby care fundamentals crib and sleep safety feeding vitamin supplements are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines Breastfeeding gets more coverage too from getting started to keeping it going Hot-button topics and trends are tackled attachment parenting sleep training early potty learning elimination communication baby-led... weaning and green parenting from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today s dizzying gamut of baby products nursery items and gear Also new tips on preparing homemade baby food the latest recommendations on starting solids research on the impact of screen time TVs tablets apps computers and For Parents boxes that focus on mom s and dad s needs Throughout topics are organized more intuitively than ever for the best user experience possible more
In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade Dr Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries an automatic off-switch for their baby s crying No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries Dr Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history and I explain exactly how they work In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy Dr Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born Through his research and experience he has developed four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses The Missing Fourth Trimester as odd as it may sound one of the main reasons babies cry is because they are born three months too soon The Calming Reflex the automatic reset switch to stop... crying of any baby in the first few months of life The 5 S s the simple steps swaddling side stomach position shushing swinging and sucking that trigger the calming reflex For centuries parents have tried these methods only to fail because as with a knee reflex the calming reflex only works when it is triggered in precisely the right way Unlike other books that merely list these techniques Dr Karp teaches parents exactly how to do them to guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity in minutes and help them sleep longer too The Cuddle Cure the perfect mix the 5 S s that can soothe even the most colicky of infants In the book Dr Karp also explains What is colic Why do most babies get much more upset in the evening How can a parent calm a baby in mere minutes Can babies be spoiled When should a parent of a crying baby call the doctor How can a parent get their baby to sleep a few hours longer Even the most loving moms and dads sometimes feel pushed to the breaking point by their infant s persistent cries Coming to the rescue however Dr Karp places in the hands of parents grandparents and all childcare givers the tools they need to be able to calm their babies almost as easily as turning off a light 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
Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading Do you want to help your child read but are afraid you ll do something wrong SRAs DISTAR is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country Research has proven that children taught by the DISTAR method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs Now for the first time this program has been adapted for parent and child to use at home Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read Twenty minutes a day is all you need and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level It s a sensible easy-to-follow and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading Everything you need is here -- no paste no scissors no flash cards no complicated directions -- just you and your child learning together One hundred lessons fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons... will bring you and your child closer together while giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow more
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy Lia s parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest and the Salon Book Award Anne Fadiman s compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest The current edition published for the book s fifteenth anniversary includes a new afterword by the author that provides updates on the major characters along with reflections on how they have changed Fadiman s life and attitudes
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