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Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

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English

Pages

458

Publication Date

March 15, 2016

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<b>A dynamic and inspiring exploration of the new science that is redrawing the future for people in their forties, fifties, and sixties for the better—and for good.<br /><br /></b>There’s no such thing as an inevitable midlife crisis, Barbara Bradley Hagerty writes in this provocative, hopeful book. It’s a myth, an illusion. New scientific research explodes the fable that midlife is a time when things start to go downhill for everybody. In fact, midlife can be a great new adventure, when you can embrace fresh possibilities, purposes, and pleasures. In <i>Life Reimagined</i>, Hagerty explains that midlife is about renewal: It’s the time to renegotiate your purpose, refocus your relationships, and transform the way you think about the world and yourself. Drawing from emerging information in neurology, psychology, biology, genetics, and sociology—as well as her own story of midlife transformation—Hagerty redraws the map for people in midlife and plots a new course forward in understanding our health, our relationships, even our futures.
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>
What to Expect the First Year
by , Sharon Mazel

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English

Pages

704

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<DIV><P>Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed—and now, so has the new-baby bible. <BR /><BR /> Announcing the completely revised third edition of <I>What to Expect the First Year</I>. With over 10.5 million copies in print, <I>First Year</I> is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever. Every parent’s must-have/go-to is completely updated. <BR /><BR /> Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, <I>First Year</I> is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever—packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. <BR /><BR /> Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals—crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements—are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today’s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom’s and dad’s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.</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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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>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--Codependent No More.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.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More 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.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nu...
by , Tina Payne Bryson

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 23, 2014

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The pioneering experts behind <i>The Whole-Brain Child </i>and <i>The Yes Brain </i>tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.</b><br />  <br /> <b>“A lot of fascinating insights . . . an eye-opener worth reading.”—<i>Parents</i></b><br /><br />Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, <i>No-Drama Discipline </i>provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.<br />  <br />Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, <i>not</i> 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<br />  <br /> • strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy—and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart <br /> • facts on child brain development—and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages<br /> • the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child—no matter how extreme the behavior—while still setting clear and consistent limits<br /> • tips for navigating your child through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair<br /> • twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make—and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques<br />  <br /> Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, <i>No-Drama Discipline</i> 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.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>No-Drama Discipline</i></b><br />  <br />“With lucid, engaging prose accompanied by cartoon illustrations, Siegel and Bryson help parents teach and communicate more effectively.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br />“Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go.”<b>—Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of <i>The Opposite of Worry</i></b>
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. 
Precious Little Sleep: The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern P...
by Alexis Dubief

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

July 10, 2017

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Parenting a baby or toddler is the grandest adventure of all when you’re not miserably exhausted. Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website Precious Little Sleep, imparts effective, accessible, and flexible strategies based on years of research that will dramatically improve your child’s sleep.<br /><br />This book will help you tackle the thorniest sleep snags, including:<br />•Navigating the tricky newborn phase like a pro<br />•Getting your child to truly sleep through the night<br />•Weaning off the all night buffet<br />•Mastering the precarious tango that is healthy napping<br />•Solving toddler and preschooler sleep struggles<br /><br />If you’re looking for practical solutions to improve your child’s sleep in a book that won’t put you to sleep, this is for you.<br />
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>
No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame
by Janet Lansbury

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English

Pages

162

Publication Date

September 17, 2014

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Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. “No Bad Kids” is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children. It covers such common topics as punishment, cooperation, boundaries, testing, tantrums, hitting, and more. “No Bad Kids” provides a practical, indispensable tool for parents who are anticipating or experiencing those critical years when toddlers are developmentally obliged to test the limits of our patience and love. Armed with knowledge and a clearer sense of the world through our children’s eyes, this period of uncertainty can afford a myriad of opportunities to forge unbreakable bonds of trust and respect.
You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession
by Piper Weiss

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<p><strong>"Unflinching, rich and revelatory."—MEGAN ABBOTT</strong></p><p><strong>“Gorgeous, moody, and evocative . . . half coming-of-age story and half exhaustively researched true crime.” </strong>—<strong><em>VANITY FAIR</em></strong></p><p><strong>“Bracingly honest and extremely discomfiting, this book is like a riveting episode of <em>Law & Order: SVU</em> set at a Manhattan prep school with the U.S. Open as a backdrop.”—<em>MARIE CLAIRE</em></strong></p><p><p>A riveting blend of true crime and coming-of-age memoir— <em>The Stranger Beside Me</em> meets <em>Prep</em>—that presents an intimate and thought-provoking portrait of girlhood within Manhattan’s exclusive private-school scene in the early 1990s, and a thoughtful meditation on adolescent obsession and the vulnerability of youth.</p><p>Piper Weiss was fourteen years old when her middle-aged tennis coach, Gary Wilensky, one of New York City’s most prestigious private instructors, killed himself after a failed attempt to kidnap one of his teenage students. In the aftermath, authorities discovered that this well-known figure among the Upper East Side tennis crowd was actually a frightening child predator who had built a secret torture chamber—a "Cabin of Horrors"—in his secluded rental in the Adirondacks.</p><p>Before the shocking scandal broke, Piper had been thrilled to be one of "Gary’s Girls." "Grandpa Gary," as he was known among his students, was different from other adults—he treated Piper like a grown-up, taking her to dinners, engaging in long intimate conversations with her, and sending her special valentines. As reporters swarmed her private community in the wake of Wilensky’s death, Piper learned that her mentor was a predator with a sordid history of child stalking and sexual fetish. But why did she still feel protective of Gary, and why was she disappointed that he hadn’t chosen her?</p><p>Now, twenty years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand and exorcise the childhood memories that haunt her to this day. Combining research, interviews, and personal records, <em>You All Grow Up and Leave Me</em> explores the psychological manipulation by child predators—their ability to charm their way into seemingly protected worlds—and the far-reaching effects their actions have on those who trust them most.</p><p></p>

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