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Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption
by Vanessa McGrady

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English

Pages

185

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<p><b>From a story first told in the popular <i>New York Times</i> parenting blog comes a funny, touching memoir about a mother who welcomes more than a new daughter into her home.</b></p><p>After two years of waiting to adopt—slogging through paperwork and bouncing between hope and despair—a miracle finally happened for Vanessa McGrady. Her sweet baby, Grace, was a dream come true. Then Vanessa made a highly uncommon gesture: when Grace’s biological parents became homeless, Vanessa invited them to stay.</p><p>Without a blueprint for navigating the practical basics of an open adoption or any discussion of expectations or boundaries, the unusual living arrangement became a bottomless well of conflicting emotions and increasingly difficult decisions complicated by missed opportunities, regret, social chaos, and broken hearts.</p><p>Written with wit, candor, and compassion, <i>Rock Needs River</i> is, ultimately, Vanessa’s love letter to her daughter, one that illuminates the universal need for connection and the heroine’s journey to find her tribe.</p>
The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilienc...
by , Tina Payne Bryson

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<b>From the authors of <i>The Whole-Brain Child </i>and<i> No-Drama Discipline,</i> an indispensable guide to unlocking your child’s innate capacity for resilience, compassion, and creativity.</b><br /><br /> When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what <i>New York Times </i>bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. When kids work from a Yes Brain, they’re more willing to take chances and explore. They’re more curious and imaginative. They’re better at relationships and handling adversity. In<i> The Yes Brain, </i>the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial “yes” state. You’ll learn<br /><br /> • the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain—balance, resilience, insight, and empathy—and how to strengthen them<br /> • the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs. needing the “cushion” of safety and familiarity<br /> • strategies for navigating away from negative behavioral and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child’s capacity for positivity<br /><br /> <i>The Yes Brain</i> is an essential tool for nurturing positive potential and keeping your child’s inner spark glowing and growing strong.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Yes Brain</i></b><br /><br />“This unique and exciting book shows us how to help children embrace life with all of its challenges and thrive in the modern world. Integrating research from social development, clinical psychology, and neuroscience, it’s a veritable treasure chest of parenting insights and techniques.”<b>—Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., author of </b><i><b>Mindset</b></i><b> </b><br /><br /> “I have never read a better, clearer explanation of the impact parenting can have on a child’s brain and personality.”<b>—Michael Thompson, Ph.D.</b><br /><br />“Easily assimilated and informative, the book will help adults enable children to lead physically and emotionally satisfying and well-rounded lives filled with purpose and meaningful relationships. Edifying, easy-to-understand scientific research that shows the benefits that accrue when a child is encouraged to be inquisitive, spirited, and intrepid.”<b><i>—Kirkus Reviews</i></b>
The Parent's Roadmap to Autism : A Functional Medicine Approach
by , Jana Roso MSN RN CPNP

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English

Pages

131

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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When your child has been diagnosed with autism (ASD), finding an effective treatment can be a complicated journey filled with wrong turns and dead ends. In this first-of-its-kind guidebook, Emily Gutierrez and Jana Roso suggest an alternate route that can lead to substantial developmental gains for your autistic child.<br /><br /><i>The Parent's Roadmap to Autism</i> describes a holistic, biomedical approach that has already helped countless children become more connected to the world around them. Unlike traditional medical methodologies that view ASD as a behavioral disorder, this groundbreaking process treats the body as an interconnected set of systems, not merely symptoms that need management. It focuses on toxicity, genetics, the gut, nutrition, and has been effective for easing the internal stresses that can escalate autistic behaviors.<br /><br />If you're feeling helpless, hopeless, and over-burdened, take heart! There's a new path to follow. <i>The Parent's Roadmap to Autism</i> will show you the way.
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>
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>.
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 Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenti...
by Ross W. Greene PhD

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 20, 2014

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<p><strong>A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field.</strong></p><p>What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.<br /><br />Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren’t passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting. <br /><br />Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don’t work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.</p>
How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
by Massimo Pigliucci

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<div><b>In the tradition of <i>How to Live</i> and <i>How Proust Can Change Your Life</i>, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today</b></div><div> </div><div><br /></div><div>Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In <i>How to Be a Stoic</i>, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we handle our money in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever we are, Stoicism has something for us--and<i> How to Be a Stoic</i> is the essential guide.</div><div><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>
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>

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