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How to Get Your Kid to Eat: But Not Too Much
How to Get Your Kid to Eat
But Not Too Much
Paperback      ISBN: 0915950839

Answering a multitude of questions--such as What should a parent do with a child who wants to snack continuously? How should parents deal with a young teen who has declared herself a vegetarian and refuses to eat any type of meat? Or What can parents do with a child who claims he doesn't like what's been prepared, only to turn around and eat it at his friend's house?--this guide explores the relationship between parents, children, and food in a warm, friendly, and supportive way.

The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
The Parent's Tao Te Ching
Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
Paperback      ISBN: 1569246629
Classic Taoist wisdom applied to the world of parenting, guiding mothers and fathers to meaningful conversations and relationships with their children.

William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks -- parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent's Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being.

"A masterpiece. William Martin captures the essence of what it means to raise a child. Urgently needed, this precious book lifts parenting to new heights."-- Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child and Wonderful Ways to Be a Family
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Reviving Ophelia
Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Paperback      ISBN: 0345392825

Why are more American adolescent girls prey to depression, eating disorders, addictions, and suicide attempts than ever before? According to Dr. Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist who has treated girls for more than twenty years, we live in a look-obsessed, media-saturated, 'girl-poisoning' culture. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence--from undervalued intelligence to sexual harassment in elementary school--cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet girls often blame themselves or their families for this 'problem with no name' instead of looking at the world around them. Here, for the first time, are girls' unmuted voices from the front lines of adolescence, personal and painfully honest. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia issues a call to arms and offers parents compassion, strength, and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of

The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life
The Mother Dance
How Children Change Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 006093025x

From the celebrated author of The Dance of Anger comes an extraordinary book about mothering and how it transforms us -- and all our relationships -- inside and out. Written from her dual perspective as a psychologist and a mother, Lerner brings us deeply personal tales that run the gamut from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching. From birth or adoption to the empty nest, The Mother Dance teaches the basic lessons of motherhood: that we are not in control of what happens to our children, that most of what we worry about doesn't happen, and that our children will love us with all our imperfections if we can do the same for them. Here is a gloriously witty and moving book about what it means to dance the mother dance.

What to Expect the Toddler Years
What to Expect the Toddler Years
Paperback      ISBN: 0894809946

They guided you through pregnancy, they guided you through baby's first year, and now they'll guide you through the toddler years. In a direct continuation of "What to Expect When You're Expecting "(over 9.6 million copies in print) and" What to Expect the First Year" (over 5.6 million copies in print), America's bestselling pregnancy and childcare authors turn their uniquely comprehensive, lively, and reassuring coverage to years two and three.

Organized month by month for the second year (months 12-24) and quarterly through the third year (months 24-36), "What to Expect the Toddler Years" covers each growth and development phase parents are likely to encounter-when they're likely to encounter it. Hundreds of questions and answers treat everything from eating and sleeping problems to day care, tantrums, bottle mouth, shyness, self-esteem, and more. An entire third section of the book is devoted to toilet training, safety, and health, and a fourth covers special concerns-the exceptional child, siblings, and balancing work and parenting.
Remarkably thorough, caring and intelligent, "What to Expect the Toddler Years" is as valuable for the seasoned parent as it is for the new parent. 2.4 million copies in print.

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
Paperback      ISBN: 0940322692

First published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie's The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature. Going outside the nursery, with its assortment of parent-approved entertainments, to observe and investigate the day-to-day creative intelligence and activities of children, the Opies bring to life the rites and rhymes, jokes and jeers, laws, games, and secret spells of what has been called "the greatest of savage tribes, and the only one which shows no signs of dying out."

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart
Surviving the Death of Your Baby
Paperback      ISBN: 1555913024

Deborah Davis, Ph.D., encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Incisive comments from parents who have suffered through the death of a baby convincingly relay this message: "You are not alone and you can survive."

Where Did I Come From?
Where Did I Come From?
Paperback      ISBN: 0818402539

Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth.

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes
Punished by Rewards
The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes
Paperback      ISBN: 0618001816

Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them

Mom's House, Dad's House
Mom's House, Dad's House
Paperback      ISBN: 0684830787

Internationally renowned therapist, family expert and mediator Isolina Ricci, Ph.D. presents this definitive and newly updated guide to divorce and making shared custody work for parents and children.

The ground-breaking classic, Mom's House, Dad's House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes.

This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all family members with creative options and common-sense advice, including:

* The map to a "decent divorce" and two happy homes
* Helping children of divorce with age-specific advice
* Negotiating Parental Agreements and custody arrangements
* Breaking away from "negative intimacy" with a difficult ex-husband or ex-wife
* Sidestepping destructive myths about divorce (and marriage)
* Handling long-distance parenting and parenting alone

With Mom's House, Dad's House, parents will learn how to help their children heal and find a sense of continuity, security, and stability throughout the divorce process and in any custody situation.