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Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting,...
by Emily Oster

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />From the author of <i>Expecting Better</i>, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting.<br /><br />“Many parents will likely find reading it a huge relief from the scare stories that seem to pop up everywhere these days...<i>Cribsheet </i>is not another call for the end of helicopter parenting or snowplow parenting or whatever kind of parenting is lighting up social media today, and it’s not a call to overthrow medical wisdom; it’s a call for parenting with context, and it’s freeing.” —<i> The Washington Post </i></b><br /><br /> With <i>Expecting Better</i>, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In <i>Cribsheet</i>, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. <br /><br /> As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule—or three—for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? <br /><br /> Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time. <br /><br /> Economics is the science of decision-making, and <i>Cribsheet </i>is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert—and mom of two—who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool.
How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Result...
by Esther Wojcicki

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<DIV><B>The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK.</B><BR />  <P>Esther Wojcicki—“Woj” to her many friends and admirers—is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful. What do these three accomplishments have in common? They’re the result of TRICK, Woj’s secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical.<BR /><BR /> Wojcicki’s methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Woj is here to say: relax. Talk to infants as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead. <I>How to Raise Successful People </I>offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and managing people to their highest potential. Change your parenting, change the world.</P></DIV>
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Car...
by Melody Beattie

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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<B>The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.</B><BR><BR>Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--<I>Codependent No More</I>. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.<BR> <BR>With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, <I>Codependent No More</I> is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.<BR> <BR>Melody Beattie is the author of <I>Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook</I> and <I>Playing It by Heart</I>.
What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff

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English

Pages

656

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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<DIV><B>A completely revised and updated edition of America’s pregnancy bible, the longest-running <I>New York Times</I> bestseller ever.</B><BR /><BR /> With 18.5 million copies in print, <I>What to Expect When You’re Expecting</I> is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by <I>USA Today.</I><BR /><BR /> This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With <I>What to Expect</I>’s trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on Zika virus, prenatal screening, and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and “gentle cesareans”).<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
Moms On Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months: (Updated and Revised 20...
by , Jennifer Walker

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English

Pages

167

Publication Date

March 01, 2012

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Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with over 20 years of experience and eight children between them (including two sets of twins). Who says that babies don't come with instructions? They do now! <br /><br />Everything that modern parents need to know about caring for babies in the first six months, including: <br />• Step by step guidelines for getting babies on a routine<br />• Hour by hour schedules at a glance<br />• Feeding instructions for breast, bottle or both! <br />• What symptoms warrant a trip to the emergency room<br />• How to get your baby to sleep all night so you can too! <br />Plus, much more! <br /><br />Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with eight children between them has moms all over the globe hailing this as, "The absolute best baby book ever."
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and...
by Simone Davies

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<B>Turn your home into a Montessori home—and become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent.</B><BR /><BR /> It’s time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery.<BR /><BR /> With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.” Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: <ul><li>Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect—without resorting to bribes or punishment</li><li>Set up your home and get rid of the chaos</li><li>Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old</li><li>Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them</li><li>See the world through your toddler’s eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective</li><li>Be your child’s guide—and truly celebrate every stage</li></ul>
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by , Elaine Mazlish

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

February 07, 2012

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The ultimate “parenting bible” (<I>The Boston Globe</I>) 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 <I>New York Times</I> bestselling authors.<BR><BR>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” (<i>Parent</i> <i>Magazine</i>).  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: <BR>·      Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment<BR>·      Express your strong feelings without being hurtful<BR>·      Engage your child's willing cooperation<BR>·      Set firm limits and maintain goodwill<BR>·      Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline<BR>·      Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise<BR>·      Resolve family conflicts peacefully<BR><BR>Enthusiastically 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 Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture You...
by , Tina Payne Bryson

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 04, 2011

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /><br /> In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling <i>Mindsight</i>, 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.             <br />  <br /> Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, <i>The Whole-Brain Child</i> shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.<br /> <b> </b><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know ...
by Jamie Glowacki

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

June 16, 2015

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Jamie Glowacki—potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, <i>Oh Crap! Potty Training</i>—shares her proven 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully.<BR><BR>Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert at OhCrapPottyTraining.com, show you how it’s done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here’s the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days—but Jamie’s got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you’ve ever said to yourself:<BR> <BR> ** How do I know if my kid is ready?<BR> ** Why won’t my child poop in the potty?<BR> ** How do I avoid “potty power struggles”?<BR> ** How can I get their daycare provider on board?<BR> ** My kid was doing so well—why is he regressing?<BR> ** And what about nighttime?!<BR> <BR> <i>Oh Crap! Potty Training</i> can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn’t theory, you’re not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information—all the questions and all the ANSWERS you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good. And check out OhCrapPottyTraining.com for more information—including expert advice, support from parents just like you, and instructions for how to take part in the next Great Potty Challenge!
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions in...
by Lisa Damour

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

February 09, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <b>An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>Look for <i>Under Pressure, </i>the companion guide to coping with stress and anxiety among girls, available now.</b></b><br /><br /> In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct—and absolutely normal—developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, <i>Untangled</i> gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including<br /><br /> • My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond?<br /> • Do I tell my teen daughter that I’m checking her phone?<br /> • My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her?<br /> • Where’s the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder?<br /> • My teenage daughter wants to know why I’m against pot when it’s legal in some states. What should I say?<br /> • My daughter’s friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl’s mother to let her know? <br /><br /> Perhaps most important, <i>Untangled</i> helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman.<br /><br /><b><b>BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD WINNER</b><i><br /></i><br /></b>“Finally, there’s some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [<i>Untangled</i>] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I’ve come across in a long time.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “Anna Freud wrote in 1958, ‘There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.’ In the intervening decades, the transition doesn’t appear to have gotten any easier which makes <i>Untangled</i> such a welcome new resource.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b>

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