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Falling in love is easy Staying in love-that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands and conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestselling book 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 If we learn to meet each other s deep emotional need to feel loved and choose to do it the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ve ever felt -Gary ChapmanThe 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships in today s world this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Practice the simple steps outlined in each chapter and you ll be on your way to a healthier mutually beneficial relationship Also includes an updated version of The 5 Love Languages personal profile
Joan Rivers was known all over the world from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand Her daughter and best friend Melissa Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian you won t believe what she said and did in private Her love for her daughter knew no bounds or boundaries apparently Melissa I acknowledge that you have boundaries I just choose to not respect them In The Book of Joan Tales of Mirth Mischief and Manipulation Melissa shares stories like when she was nine months old and her parents delivered her to Johnny Carson as a birthday gift bon mots Missy is there anything better than seeing a really good looking couple pushing a baby that looks like a Sasquatch who got caught in a house fire and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household I can do tips and discounts and figure out the number of gay men in an audience to make it a good show... That s all the math you ll ever need These were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to life in the family that Melissa describes as more Addams than Cleaver And at the center of it all was a tiny blond force of nature In The Book of Joan Tales of Mirth Mischief and Manipulation Melissa Rivers relates funny poignant and irreverent observations thoughts and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups 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 widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle shares their private story an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legendIn early 2013 Taya Kyle and her husband Chris were the happiest they ever had been Their decade-long marriage had survived years of war that took Chris a U S Navy SEAL away from Taya and their two children for agonizingly long stretches while he put his life on the line in many major battles of the Iraq War After struggling to readjust to life out of the military Chris had found new purpose in redirecting his lifelong dedication to service to supporting veterans and their families Their love had deepened and most special of all their family was whole finally Then the unthinkable On February 2 2013 Chris and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed while attempting to help a troubled vet The life Chris and Taya fought so hard to build together was shattered In an instant Taya became a single parent of two A widow A young woman facing the rest of her life without the man she loved Chris and Taya s remarkable story has captivated millions through Clint Eastwood s blockbuster Academy... Award-winning film American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper as Chris and Sienna Miller as Taya and because of Chris s bestselling memoir in which Taya contributed passages that formed the book s emotional core Now with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice Taya writes in never-before-told detail about the hours days and months after his shocking death when grief threatened to overwhelm her Then there were wearying battles to protect her husband s legacy and reputation And yet throughout friendship family and a deepening faith were lifelines that sustained her and the kids when the sorrow became too much Two years after her husband s tragic death Taya has found renewed meaning and connection to Chris by advancing their shared mission of serving those who serve others particularly military and first-responder families She and the children now are embracing a new future one that honors the past but also looks forward with hope gratitude and joy American Wife is one of the most remarkable memoirs of the year -- a universal chronicle of love and heartbreak service and sacrifice faith and purpose that will inspire every reader 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
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
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 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
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
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