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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
Paperback      ISBN: 0307440850

In his first major work since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. 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, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families 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. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
Birth to Age 5
Paperback      ISBN: 0553379623

An updated version of the illustrated guide, published under the auspices of the American Academy of Pediatrics, guides parents through all the phases of caring for infants and young children, from stimulating brain development to breastfeeding. Simultaneous.

Grieving Child
Grieving Child
Paperback      ISBN: 0671767623
Making a Child's World Whole Again

Explaining death to a child is one of the most difficult tasks a parent or other relative can face. The Grieving Child offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent or other loved one. Parents of children from preschool age to the teen years will find much-needed guidance, covering:
- Helping a child visit the seriously ill or dying
- Using language appropriate to a child's age level
- Selecting useful books about death
- Handling especially difficult situations, including murder and suicide
- Deciding whether a child should attend a funeral
With a new chapter devoted to the special issues of the bereaved toddler, The Grieving Child provides invaluable suggestions for dealing with a child's emotional responses (including anger, guilt, and depression) and helping a child adjust to a new life.
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

Broken Cord
Broken Cord
Paperback      ISBN: 0060916826

The controversial national bestseller that received unprecedented media attention, sparked the nation's interest in the plight of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and touched a nerve in all of us. Winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family
Liberated Parents, Liberated Children
Your Guide to a Happier Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0380711346

The Companion Volume to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

In this honest, illuminating book, internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish bring to life the principles of famed child psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, and show how his theories inspired the changes they made in their relationships with their own children.

By sharing their experiences, as well as those of other parents, Faber and Mazlish provide moving and convincing testimony to their new approach and lay the foundation for the parenting workshops they subsequently created that have been used by thousands of groups worldwide to bring out the best in both children and parents.

Wisdom, humor, and practical advice are the hallmarks of this indispensable book that demonstrates the kind of communication that builds self-esteem, inspires confidence, encourages responsibility, and makes a major contribution to the stability of today's family.

Bach Flower Remedies for Children: A Parents' Guide
Bach Flower Remedies for Children
A Parents' Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 089281649x

- The first guide to using safe and gentle Bach flower remedies with children, this friendly, easy-to-use book will help parents care for their children's well-being on a daily basis.

- The wide range of symptoms covered makes this book an invaluable resource for teachers and other caregivers as well as parents.

In this first easy-to-use guide to safe and gentle Bach flower remedies for children's health and well-being, author Barbara Mazzarella insists that it's never too early in a child's life to use gentle flower remedies to foster harmony and balance, the birthright of every child. The author provides in-depth profiles of the thirty-eight Bach Flower remedies along with practical applications for common childhood complaints, including teething, weaning, tantrums, fear of school, nightmares, learning difficulties, and hyperactivity. Short stories and visualizations designed especially for children can be read aloud to children at naptime or bedtime in order to enhance the effects of the flower remedies. Combined with the energies of the flowers themselves, these meditations and stories will help children overcome distress and grow into healthy, well-adjusted adults.
Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents
Infant Massage
A Handbook for Loving Parents
Paperback      ISBN: 0553380567

Discover the gentle art of Infant Massage...

In this completely updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you why a daily massage can be one of the greatest gifts you give your child...and yourself. For generations mothers the world over have known that the soft stroke of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. Now scientific research proves that massage can do all that and more.

In Infant Massage, McClure shares how massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. She explains each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. You'll also find:
Specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, chest and nasal congestion
Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs
Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing
Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience
Guidance for teaching children about "good touch"
A special chapter dedicated to fathers
Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents
And much more
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
The Lost Boy
A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Paperback      ISBN: 1558745157

Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home.

This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.

Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.
Baby Chronicles: My Very Own Story: From Pre-Natal to Pre-School
Baby Chronicles: My Very Own Story
From Pre-Natal to Pre-School
Hardcover      ISBN: 0969920377

The same best-selling record book is now in a square-back binding that still lies flat.

This year, more than 4 million babies will be born in the United States and Canada. Each baby is special and has a unique story to tell. Baby Chronicles helps parents record and remember the story of their baby's development. It is designed to become a keepsake the family will cherish, and refer to, for years to come.

The Baby Chronicles story starts at conception and continues through Baby's first milestones. This beautiful, yet practical approach to the early years comes complete with:

  • checklists
  • a growth chart
  • room for sonograms
  • a medical history page
  • hand and foot prints
  • a letters to Baby page
  • a baby teeth chart
  • a family tree and photos
  • a sleeve for extra storage
    and more.

The book combines flexible wiro binding with an attractive, sturdy hardcover. The binding allows the book to expand to hold cards, photos and other precious mementos. Baby Chronicles makes a wonderful gift and an everlasting keepsake for both parent and child.

Previous versions of Baby Chronicles have developed a strong franchise for the book. Feedback tells us that Baby Chronicles is fulfilling a need previously unmet. To quote: "I can't wait until the day my child is old enough to appreciate this biography... I wish I could look back at a book like this of myself."