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What's the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys
What's the Big Secret?
Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys
Paperback      ISBN: 0316101834
Simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate answers to kids' most common questions about sex, the human body, reproduction, and development.Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Is sex a dirty word? Where do babies come from? What does being pregnant mean? How do you get a belly button? Tell me about when I was a baby...With characteristic sensitivity and humor, the talented team who created Dinosaurs Divorce and When Dinosaurs Die presents helpful basic information, including answers to tough questions for preschoolers, early elementary students, and their teachers and caregivers.
Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families
Dinosaurs Divorce
A Guide for Changing Families
Paperback      ISBN: 0316109967
For over 25 years, changing families have been using Dinosaurs Divorce to learn to talk to each other about one of life's most difficult moments, from the creators of the beloved, bestselling Dino Life Guides--over 1.5 million copies of the series sold.
A comprehensive, sensitive guide for changing families, Dinosaurs Divorce helps readers understand what divorce means, why it happens, and how to best cope with everyone's feelings.
Topics covered in the book include: Divorce Words and What They Mean * Why Parents Divorce * After the Divorce * Living with One Parent * Visiting Your Parent * Having Two Homes * Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions * Telling Your Friends * Meeting Parents' New Friends * Living with Stepparents * Having Stepsiblings
Don't miss these other Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families: Democracy for Dinosaurs: A Guide for Young CitizensWhen Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
I Am a Big Brother
I Am a Big Brother
Hardcover      ISBN: 0545688868

Share the joys of becoming a big brother

With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big brothers may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust to a new family situation. This sweet story with adorable toddler illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church is just right to share with and prepare an older brother getting ready for an expanding family.

A Smart Girl's Guide: Friendship Troubles: Dealing with Fights, Being Left Out, and the Whole Popularity Thing
A Smart Girl's Guide: Friendship Troubles
Dealing with Fights, Being Left Out, and the Whole Popularity Thing
Paperback      ISBN: 1609582233

Offers girls help dealing with backstabbing, bullying, betrayal and other tough friendship problems through advice, quizzes, tips, and accounts of girls who have overcome their differences and strengthened their friendship.

Daddy Goes to Meetings
Daddy Goes to Meetings
Hardcover      ISBN: 1937612791

Kids who have lived with the chaos of addiction are often relieved, but just as often confused, when a parent enters recovery. This enlightening picture book explores the positive change in a family's life after Daddy enters recovery with a surprisingly light touch for a tough subject. Fully illustrated, with predictive rhyming text for emergent readers, Daddy Goes to Meetings helps kids see just why a parent needs meetings, and addresses their curiosity about what goes on there.

Stick Up for Yourself!: Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem
Stick Up for Yourself!
Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem
Paperback      ISBN: 1575420686

First published in 1990, this perennial best-seller has helped countless children build self-esteem and assertiveness skills.

Newly revised and updated, it's the ultimate resource for any kid who's ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things he or she didn't do, or treated unfairly--and for any kid who sometimes feels frustrated, angry, powerless, or scared. Simple words and real-life examples show how children can stick up for themselves with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even grown-ups.

Kids learn how to build relationships, become responsible, manage their anger, grow a "feelings vocabulary," make good choices, solve problems, set goals, and "store" happiness and pride. Questions from real kids are paired with answers about how to handle specific situations calmly, confidently, and effectively. A special note to parents and teachers explores the "self-esteem backlash" and explains what self-esteem really is--and why kids today need it more than ever.

A wealth of practical, encouraging, realistic advice, this empowering little book is also recommended for parents, teachers, and counselors.
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When I Feel Angry
When I Feel Angry
Paperback      ISBN: 0807588970

Everyone feels angry sometimes, but there are always ways to feel better Join a bunny rabbit and her family as she learns to manage angry feelings. With a focus on identifying the causes of an emotional reaction, and coming up with ways to start feeling calm and happy again, this book explains simple strategies to help kids understand and take care of their emotions.

When I Care about Others
When I Care about Others
Paperback      ISBN: 0807588989

In today's society, perhaps more than ever, young children need to develop empathy. In this simple book, the author begins by helping children see that when they are sick, hurt, or unhappy, others care about them. Children can then begin to see that others need to be cared about as well. Common situations will further a child's appreciation for and understanding of what others feel and need.

What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby
What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby
Paperback      ISBN: 0060538023

Growing Up Just Got Easier...

With the help of Angus, the lovable Answer Dog, best-selling author Heidi Murkoff extends a hand to children and parents as they tackle life's first experiences together.

Congratulations -- you're having another baby You're excited and a little nervous, but most of all you're wondering how you're going to explain this miraculous, but complex, process to your older, but still very young, child. We're here to help you answer your child's questions about how a baby is created, how it grows, and how it comes out to join the family.

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The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
School & Library      ISBN: 1416957766

In The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Sean Covey uses beautifully illustrated stories to bring his family's successful philosophy to the youngest child.

For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they're singing along with Pokey Porcupine's harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.

From learning how to take charge of their own lives to discovering how balance is best, the Seven Oaks friends have tons of adventures and find out how each and every kid can be a happy kid