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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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