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Marriage should be based on love right But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages New York Times bestselling author Dr Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying understanding and speaking their spouse s primary love language quality time words of affirmation gifts acts of service or physical touch By learning the five love languages you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference and each one ends with specific simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship You can build a lasting loving marriage together Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages com The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages... This book is a sales phenomenon with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment 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
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
Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents psychological and spiritual legacy children function as ushers of the parents development Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness To handle the behavior that results traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction In Dr Shefali Tsabary s conscious approach to parenting however children serve as mirrors of their parents forgotten self Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness Once they find their way back to their essence parents enter into communion with their children shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child know it all approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J Siegel the author of Brainstorm now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge discipline 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 children 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 Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson help parents teach and communicate more effectively Publishers Weekly A lot of fascinating insights an eye-opener worth reading Parents Insightful The ideas presented in this latest book can actually be applied to all of our relationships as it will help us in many circumstances to be able to calm down have empathy for another person and then communicate in a constructive way about our concerns and proposed solutions What works to help children learn and behave better might also help our world s leaders and large groups of people get along better as many of us adults failed to develop these mindsight skills as we were growing up and we tend to sabotage our relationships with others as a result Whether you are a parent a teacher or just a person who wishes to learn to get along better with others you may find some valuable insights in No-Drama Discipline Examiner com Wow This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson explain extremely well why punishment is a dead-end strategy Then they describe what to do instead By making the latest breakthroughs in brain science accessible to any parent they show why empathy and connection are the royal road to cooperation discipline and family harmony Lawrence J Cohen Ph D author of The Opposite of Worrymore
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
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
In his unique and engaging voice the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career A beloved star of stage television and film one of the most fun people in show business Time magazine Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled His success masks a painful childhood growing up under the heavy rule of an emotionally and physically abusive father a relationship that tormented him long into adulthood When television producers in the UK approached him to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010 Alan enthusiastically agreed He hoped the show would solve a family mystery involving his maternal grandfather a celebrated WWII hero who disappeared in the Far East But as the truth of his family ancestors revealed itself Alan learned far more than he bargained for about himself his past and his own father With ribald humor wit and incredible insight Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as a film television and theater star At times suspenseful deeply moving and wickedly... funny Not My Father s Son will make readers laugh even as it breaks their hearts more
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
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
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