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From the beloved stars of TLC s The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met fell in love and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC s hit show The Little Couple Though they both have dwarfism they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive can-do attitude The show has featured the lives of Jennifer a respected neonatologist and Bill a successful entrepreneur from their marriage in 2009 to the launch of their pet shop to the adoption of their children to Jen s overcoming cancer Now for the first time Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes never-before-told stories about how they fell in love what inspires them and the passions that drive their success Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life make the world a better place through encouragement and education A must-have for fans of the show or anyone who has ever faced a difficult challenge Life Is Short No Pun Intended gives readers a glance at what inspires these positive people to approach life with such optimism and share their lives with the public... every day more
Simple Ideas Lasting LoveBetween busy schedules and long days expressing love can fall by the wayside We forget to compliment to give gifts just because to linger in our embrace The things that say I love you seem to either not get said or not get through This is a book about saying it-and hearing it-clearly No gimmicks No psychoanalyzing Just learning to express love in your spouse s language With over 10 million copies sold The 5 Love Languages has transformed countless relationships Its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor making this book as practical as it is personable You ll be inspired by real-life stories and Dr Gary Chapman s commonsense yet perceptive insights on relationships Reading this book feels like taking a walk with a wise friend Applying it will change your relationship forever-starting today
Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller The book that has outraged the social elite Eye-popping People Amusing perceptive and deliciously evil The New York Times Book Review Juicy sexy bawdy stuff New York Daily News Think Gossip Girl but with a sociological study of the parents InStyle com Like an urban Dian Fossey Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology she tried looking at her new world through that lens and suddenly things fell into place She understood the other mothers snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns display rituals physical adornment mutilation and mating practices extra-pair copulation and more Her conclusions are smart thought-provoking and hilariously unexpected Every city... has its Upper East Side and in Wednesday s memoir readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want safety happiness and success and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss When Wednesday s life turns upside down she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are Intelligent funny and heartfelt Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret elite world within a world the exotic fascinating and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood 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 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
Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children -Madeline Levine author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time -Daniel H Pink author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New MindA provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthoodIn How to Raise an Adult Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research on conversations with admissions officers educators and employers and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children their stressed-out parents and society at large While empathizing with the parental hopes and especially fears that lead to overhelping Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience resourcefulness and inner determination necessary... for success Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence 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
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
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
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