Family and Child Development
Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood
Single Mothers by Choice
A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0812922468

A handbook for women who have chosen single motherhood offers an analysis of available options, from artificial insemination to adoption, and examines the special problems, questions, and rewards of single motherhood

Piggybanking: Preparing Your Financial Life for Kids and Your Kids for a Financial Life
Piggybanking
Preparing Your Financial Life for Kids and Your Kids for a Financial Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0061358193
Piggybanking is a must-have financial guide that shows couples how to afford kids and how to teach them about money. A longtime personal finance writer for the Wall Street Journal, author Jeff D. Opdyke offers invaluable advice for young families no matter what the financial climate--recession or boom--in a one-of-a-kind handbook for "Preparing Your Financial Life for Kids and Your Kids for a Financial Life."
Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother
Great with Child
Letters to a Young Mother
Paperback      ISBN: 039332978x

Beth Ann Fennelly, writing to a newly pregnant friend, goes beyond the nuts and bolts or sentimentality of other parenting literature, in letters that range in tone from serious to sisterly, from lighthearted to downright funny. Some answer specific questions; others muse about the identity shift a woman encounters when she enters Mommyland. This book invites all mothers to join the grand circle of giving and receiving advice about children.

Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know about Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child's Sexual Development from Bi
Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know about Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask)
The Secrets to Surviving Your Child's Sexual Development from Bi
Paperback      ISBN: 1400051282

If you've ever tried to tell your six-year-old how babies are made or your fourteen-year-old how condoms work, you know that grappling with telling your kids about sex can be a sweat-drenched exercise. But it doesn't have to be. Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask) is a one-of-a-kind survival guide that will help you stay sane through every stage of your child's sexual development. After interviewing scores of parents and analyzing decades of scientific research, two nationally respected, Harvard-trained physicians share their expertise in this brilliantly insightful, practical, and hilarious book that has fast become the leading resource for parents of toddlers to teens. This indispensable guide covers all the bases, including:

- What to expect at each stage of your child's development and how you can influence it from birth onward
- What to tell your kids at every age about sex and how to get the conversation going
- What to do when your five-year-old turns up naked with the girl next door, your toddler is rubbing on her teddy bear, or your six-year-old walks in on you having sex
- How to avoid unnecessary clashes with your middle-schooler while managing privacy, crushes, and what to wear
- How to encourage your teenager to use contraception without encouraging her to have sex, and how to help her choose the method that's best for her
Raising the Transgender Child: A Complete Guide for Parents, Families, and Caregivers
Raising the Transgender Child
A Complete Guide for Parents, Families, and Caregivers
Paperback      ISBN: 1580056350

Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these children? Who should I tell, and how? Will anyone love my child?
Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting, and Ali Bowman, bestselling writer and parent advocate, Raising the Transgender Child helps readers champion and celebrate gender diverse children while at the same time shedding fear, anger, sadness, and embarrassment. With specific and actionable adviceincluding coming-out letters, identity challenges, school and caregiver communications, and more the guide provides a wealth of science-backed information alongside friendly and practical wisdom that is sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender and gender diverse children."

Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
Some Assembly Required
A Journal of My Son's First Son
Hardcover      ISBN: 159448841x
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird by Bird, Hallelujah Anyway, and Almost Everything

"If there is a doyenne of the parenting memoir, it would be Anne Lamott."--Time

In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax's life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam--about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions--struggle to balance their changing roles. By turns poignant and funny, honest and touching, Some Assembly Required is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family--as this book will change everyone who reads it.
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree
Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743236718
From the National Book Award-winning author of the "brave...deeply humane...open-minded, critically informed, and poetic" (The New York Times) The Noonday Demon, comes a book about the consequences of extreme personal and cultural differences between parents and children.

From the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.

Solomon's startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter.

All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon's journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent.

Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, Far from the Tree explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance--all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human.
Real-Life Rules: A Young Person's Guide to Self-Discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Real-Life Rules
A Young Person's Guide to Self-Discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800536
Raise happy, confident, and resilient children--engaging activities that explore the life lessons that make for a well-rounded upbringing.

As our children journey into adolescence, their social worlds begin to expand. While we can't protect them from what other people say or do, or paint them a picture of a perfect world, we can teach them how to handle themselves and difficult situations from the inside out.

Teens and tweens crave more autonomy, but they need guidance more than ever. By equipping children with a variety of methods for dealing with different scenarios, we can give them the tools they need to navigate through life. This book offers insights, practical advice, and concrete activities that will serve children well as they begin to find their way independently in the world, while at the same time helping parents to provide them with scaffolding to be safe, happy, and successful.

With chapters that focus on:
- cultivating positive qualities such as gratitude, courage, integrity, and generosity
- understanding health and nutrition
- mastering simple etiquette
- connecting with others, resolving conflict, and empathy
- exploring fiscal responsibility
- best practices for social media and navigating the digital world
- and more

Through hands-on projects, vivid graphic printables, and interactive activities, Real-Life Rules brings the whole family to the table, offering opportunities to explore, discuss, and experience both the concrete and abstract concepts that are critical for living a meaningful, thoughtful life.
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship
Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0316917303
This practical and compassionate handbook helps parents sharpen any child's social skills by identifying the "unwritten rules" that govern all relationships.
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Boys Adrift
The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465072097

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. As for young men, it turns out the film Failure to Launch is not far from the truth. Fully one-third of men ages 22-34 are still living at home with their parents-about a 100 percent increase in the past twenty years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college; and for the first time in American history, women are outnumbering men at undergraduate institutions three to two. Parents, teachers, and mental health professionals are worried about boys. But until now, no one has come up with good reasons for their decline-and, more important, with workable solutions to reverse this troubling trend. Now, family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on his vast clinical experience to propose an entirely original view of why boys and young men are failing in school and at home. He argues that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors is creating an environment that is literally toxic to boys, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs. And he presents practical solutions-from new ways of controlling boys' use of video games, to innovative (and workable) education reforms.