Categories

 > Parenting & Relationships > Reference

1,384 results were found

Sort by:

What to Expect the First Year
by , Sharon Mazel

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
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

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming You...
by , Craig Buck

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

December 15, 2009

Product Description
Customer Reviews
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dr. Susan Forward's <i>Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them.</i><br /><br /><br />When you were a child...<br /><br />Did your parents tell you were bad or worthless?<br /><br />Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?<br /><br />Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?<br /><br />Were you frightened of your parents?<br /><br />Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?<br /><br />Now that you are an adult...<br /><br />Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child?<br /><br />Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents?<br /><br />Do your parents control you with threats or guilt?<br /><br />Do they manipulate you with money?<br /><br />Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents?<br /><br />In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward drawn on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents -- and discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.
How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly's Guide Through the Pa...
by Heather Havrilesky

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

July 12, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>*A <i>New York Times </i>Love and Relationships bestseller*<br /><br />For readers of Cheryl Strayed and Anne Lamott, a<b> collection of brand new, impassioned, and inspiring letters </b>by the author of the beloved advice column Ask Polly, featured weekly on <i>New York Magazine's</i> The Cut</b><br /><br />Should you quit your day job to follow your dreams? How do you rein in an overbearing mother? Will you ever stop dating wishy-washy, noncommittal guys? Should you put off having a baby for your career? <br /><br />Heather Havrilesky, the author of the weekly advice column Ask Polly, featured in New York magazine’s<i> The Cut,</i> is here to guide you through the “what if’s” and “I don’t knows” of modern life with the signature wisdom and tough love her readers have come to expect. <br /><i><br />How to Be a Person in the World</i> is a collection of never-before-published material along with a few fan favorites. Whether she’s responding to cheaters or loners, lovers or haters, the depressed or the down-and-out, Havrilesky writes with equal parts grace, humor, and compassion to remind you that even in your darkest moments you’re not alone.
1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Par...
by Thomas Phelan

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><strong>✓ The quick, simple and effective way to parent<br /> ✓ A life-changing parenting guide that actually works<br /> ✓ The go-to parenting guide recommended by child psychologists and counselors</strong><p><strong>• One of Healthline's Best Parenting Books of 2017 <br /> • 2016 Mom's Choice Award Winner<br /> • 2016 National Parenting Product Award Winner<br /> • 2016 Family Choice Award Winner</strong></p><p>"<em>1-2-3 Magic</em> <strong>made parenting fun again.</strong>"</p><p>"My three-year-old has become a different little girl, <strong>and she is so much happier now.</strong>"</p><p>"<strong>All I have to say is that the ideas in this book really WORK!</strong> It really is like magic!"</p><p>"Our home has become <strong>a much more positive place.</strong>"</p><p>The sixth edition of the 1.8 million-copy bestseller <em>1-2-3 Magic</em> by internationally acclaimed parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. compiles two decades of research and experience into an easy-to-use program designed for parents striving to connect more deeply with their children and help them develop into healthy, capable teenagers and adults. Dr. Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps:</p><p>1. Helping your children learn how to control their emotions and refrain from negative behavior, including tantrums, whining, and sibling rivalry<br /> 2. Encouraging good behavior in your children and providing positive feedback <br /> 3. Strengthening your relationships with your children to reinforce the natural parent-child bond</p><p>You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, as well as real-life stories from parents who have successfully navigated common parenting challenges such as reluctance to do chores, talking back, and refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night. For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help their children develop emotional intelligence, raise healthier, happier families, and put the fun back into parenting.</p><p>Along with other highly-respected parenting classics such as <em>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</em>, <em>Parenting with Love and Logic</em>, <em>The 5 Love Languages of Children</em>, <em>No Drama Discipline</em>, and <em>The Whole Brain Child</em>, <em>1-2-3 Magic</em> is an essential tool for parents hoping to connect more deeply with their children.</p>
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year...
by , Denise Fields

Language

English

Pages

616

Publication Date

December 07, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
You are having a baby! Congratulations! Now, the reality hits you--what the heck am I doing?  What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those parents who've come before you . . . and mix it with the solid medical advice from an nationally-renowned pediatrician? Baby 411 is the answer! Think of it as the ultimate FAQ for new parents. Inside you'll learn:</p> <p> ✪<b> How to pick a pediatrician</b> with savvy questions to ask and insider tips.</p> <p> ✪ <b>Sleep</b>. The best way to get your baby to sleep through the night.<br /> <br /> ✪ <b>First aid</b>—when to worry, when not . . . and what to do when baby gets sick. No-nonsense, down-to-earth advice you can trust.<br /> <br /> ✪ <b>Fussy baby 411.</b> Is it colic? Acid reflux? Or something else? Discover  the secrets to soothing a fussy baby.   <br /> <br /> ✪ <b>Detailed nutrition info</b> with a step-by-step guide for successful breastfeeding, introducing solid food and the ‘‘new and improved'' formulas. Plus: simple steps to avoid food allergies!<br /> <br /> ✪<b> Is my baby normal?</b> Learn how your baby will grow and develop!<br />  </p> <p> <i>New in this revised 7th edition:</i><br /> <br /> 1. <strong>Screens and your baby</strong> ―The latest recommendations on when and how to use technology with your newborn!<br /> <br /> 2. <strong>That's nuts!</strong> When should you introduce baby to peanut butter? We've got the latest important research findings on peanut allergies.<br /> <br /> 3. <strong>Amber teething necklaces</strong> and other internet crazes to avoid!<br /> <br /> All that and more in the new, updated and revised BABY 411!</p>
Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Te...
by , Ph.D. Jennifer Wyatt

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

June 01, 2009

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and substance use -- with clear, easy-to-follow suggestions for setting limits while maintaining a close and loving relationship. Find out why Dr. T. Berry Brazelton calls Getting to Calm required reading for any parent who struggles with their teen!
Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads
by , Jeannie Hayden

Language

English

Pages

244

Publication Date

June 16, 2008

Product Description
Customer Reviews
An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, <I>Be Prepared</I> is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad.<BR><BR>Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they <i>really</i> need to know about fatherhood...including how to:<BR> <BR>-Change a baby at a packed sports stadium<BR> -Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear<BR> -Stay awake (or at least upright) at work<BR> -Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat<BR> -Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape<BR> <BR>Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, <i>Be Prepared</i> is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.
Wait, Mom Don't Quit Your 9-5. I'm OK!: The mom's guide to a work...
by Abigail Smith-Sinclair

Language

English

Pages

61

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
You can't seem to have the perfect week, if you aren't running late to work, you are calling out of work because one of the kids are sick. If you're really lucky, you'll make it to work on time but not before you've had 2 cups of Joe and its not even 10AM . Okay, prepare for that 2PM crash because you know its coming... Another Joe coming right up! <br /><br />If you could just have one week with perfect attendance at work all while being recognized in your department as the top performer and even being offered that promotion. YES, wouldn't life be perfect. You would have the time to do the things that mattered, like cook the kids dinner and even tuck them into bed after reading them a bedtime story.<br /><br />Abigail Smith Sinclair needed ALL of these things. A newly married mom with a premature baby and only one income, she was desperate to be successful and to make sure her lifestyle choices didn't cause her to go "backwards" in life. She created a process that allowed her to have it all—career success and a rewarding life as a mom. After maternity leave, she was promoted twice and bought a house all before her daughter was 1.<br /><br />This book will provide you with the most simplistic and effortless ways to:<br />find your ideal work/life balance <br />spend your time where it matters the most <br />improve your work attendance (without giving up time with your kids!) <br />kick the caffeine habit and run on your own energy<br />achieve the acknowledgment at your job you know you deserve<br /><br />This isn't another self-help book, because we don't need any more of those. It's a self-advancement book. You need the secrets that will help you advance to the next level in this thing we call life.<br /><br />If you want to have more free-time and get a raise all while being a mom, this is the book for you. You can climb the corporate ladder all while breastfeeding a premature baby!<br /><br />This book of secrets is a twist of Lean In meets It Works! The Famous Little Red book that makes your dreams come through. Begin to turn the pages of this book and allow it to help you advance to the next level of your life, learn these secrets and have your perfect work/life balance. <br /><br />Be the top performer at your job without giving up your job as a mom.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
by Stephen R. Covey

Language

English

Pages

406

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><b><i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families</i> is Stephen R. Covey's newly revised and updated paperback edition of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that offers precious lessons in creating and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world.</b></p><p>In his first major work since <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i>, Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary--that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families</i> shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families</i> is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.</p>

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

Congratulations to February 2017's winner Henry H. of New York, USA.

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com