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Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love
Fighting for Your Marriage
Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0787957445
Explains the PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach to improving a marriage.
Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers and Parents to Combat the Bullying Crisis
Bully
An Action Plan for Teachers and Parents to Combat the Bullying Crisis
Paperback      ISBN: 1602861846
"A companion to the acclaimed film Bully, this book brings the story of the documentary beyond the closing credits, continuing the national conversation inspired by the film. Personal anecdotes from prominent antibullying activists and celebrities alongside essays from renowned experts, authors, government officials, and educators offer powerful insights, resources, and concrete steps to combat the bullying epidemic. An essential part of any campaign to decrease bullying and increase empathy, the book also follows the stories of the families featured in the film beyond the big screen, who contribute valuable advice on the timely topic of bullying in our nation. This guide is crucial for parents, educators, school administrators, and anyone who is committed to the 13 million schoolchildren who will face bullying this year"--Back cover.
Children of the City: At Work and at Play
Children of the City
At Work and at Play
Paperback      ISBN: 0345802977
Drawn from interviews, social workers' records, and other sources, this social history chronicles the lives of the children of America's turn-of-the-century immigrants
The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
The Birth of the Pill
How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0393351890
Documents the pivotal contributions of a feminist birth-control campaigner, a wealthy schizophrenic's wife, a disgraced Harvard scientist and a boundary-breaking Catholic doctor in the development of the birth-control pill. 40,000 first printing.
Born to Buy
Born to Buy
Paperback      ISBN: 0684870568
The award-winning author of The Overworked American and The Overspent American examines advertising strategies that promote consumerism from the earliest ages, offering advice to parents and teachers on how to reverse the damaging effects of commercialism on developing children. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Paperback      ISBN: 0307589676
The true story of Yemen's heroic first child bride to win a divorce describes her forced marriage to an abusive husband three times her age, her daring pursuit of the marriage's dissolution and the cultural factors that place girls at risk in Yemeni society. Original.
Love Warrior
Love Warrior
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250128544
Traces the author's journey of self-discovery after the dissolution of her marriage, revealing how she found healing by rejecting gender standards and refusing to settle for a "good-enough" life.
Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s)
Many Love
A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s)
Paperback      ISBN: 1501189786
The author shares her experiences as a polyamorist, discussing her values and relationships, and exploring societal views on love and non-traditional relationships.
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
The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.
When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal With Separation and Divorce
When Parents Part
How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal With Separation and Divorce
Paperback      ISBN: 1101872195
From the acclaimed, best-selling author of Your Baby & Child and one of the world’s leading experts on child development and parenting, a practical, comprehensively researched guide to doing the best for your child during and after separation or divorce. Recent research clarifies why parents—fathers as much as mothers—are so crucial to children of all ages and how their separation can turn children’s lives upside down. Drawing on the latest scientific findings, as well as on her many years of professional and personal work with children, Penelope Leach describes how parents can minimize the impact of separation and divorce on children through the six stages of a child’s life, from infancy to adulthood. She helps parents find ways to continue being fathers and mothers when they are no longer husbands and wives. She explains recent studies that overturn numerous common assumptions, revealing, for example, that many standard custody arrangements can undermine young children’s attachment to parents and in the case of infants even negatively affect their brain development; that unless infants and toddlers are already closely attached to both parents, regular overnights with the noncustodial parent may be damaging; and that dividing a child’s time equally between the parents may be “fair