Suggests organic methods for growing plants and raising animals on a small plot of land, explains how to determine the proper times for planting, and provides tips for using and preserving food.
Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their... More Info
When gay couples become parents, they face a host of questions and issues that their straight counterparts may never have to consider. How important is it for each partner to have a biological tie to their child? How will they become parents: will they pursue surrogacy, or will they adopt? Will... More Info
The first three months of a baby's life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This... More Info
Called "the most unusually voyeuristic anthropology study ever conducted" by the New York Times, this groundbreaking book provides an unprecedented glimpse into modern-day American families. In a study by the UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives and Families, researchers tracked the daily lives of... More Info
The classic book on home birth is now available in a new edition, with updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. Included are stories of working with Amish women, shedding light on a... More Info
A compilation of top-selected essays from the award-winning magazine and the Daddy Dialectic blog features contributions by best-selling writers, musicians and others on issues challenging today's fathers, from gender politics and sperm donations to war and racism. Original.
Providing extensive examples of the conditions of children's everyday consumption as well as how children themselves understand issues of work, money, scarcity, and consumer products, this book challenges the prevailing theories of consumption and opens up new ways of thinking about children.... More Info
Showcases 100 different places to visit on vacation, from Venice to Nantucket to India, each featuring local flavor and glimpses into different cultures that will provide an unforgettable experience that will enrich and change your child's life forever. Original.
30th Anniversary Edition Updated with new insights from the next generation You can stop fighting with your children! Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children—and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents... More Info
A collection of 24 crafting projects aims to help build family connections through group projects that will let parents, children and siblings bond, in a book with 130 color photos and drawings. Original.
Mothers who homeschool their children constantly face judgmental questions about their choices, and yet the homeschooling movement continues to grow with an estimated 1.5 million American children now schooled at home. These children are largely taught by stay-at-home mothers who find that they... More Info
This groundbreaking collection of writing brings vital and refreshing insights into current discussions about queer parenting, blending narrative and academic voices from Canada, the United States, England and Australia. The contributors are parents, prospective parents, writers, academics,... More Info
Collects the stories of fifty-five extraordinary heroes and ideal role models for girls, including Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Theodore Roosevelt, and the passengers of United Flight 93.
Carrie Goldman became an unexpected voice for the antibullying movement after her blog post about her daughter Katie's bullying experience went viral and an online community of support generated international attention.
A therapist with lifelong interests in feminism, Buddhism and Reiki healing offers parents advice, inspiration, quotes and spiritual guidelines to help raise their children as peacemakers in a stormy world. Original. 35,000 first printing.
"Aaron is his parents' only biological child. His four internationally adopted siblings arrived with severe health problems and psychological wounds: Meredith suffered from birth defects and was never expected to walk, Jamie had cerebral palsy, Jordan had his first heart catheter when he was five,... More Info
Jo B. Paoletti's journey through the history of children's clothing began when she posed the question, "When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?" To uncover the answer, she looks at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular... More Info
We are conditioned to think that love heals wounds, makes us happy, and gives our lives meaning. When the opposite occurs and love causes fracturing, disenchantment, and existential turmoil, we suffer deeply, especially if we feel that love has failed us or that we have failed to experience what... More Info
In recent years a dizzying array of programs has emerged to meet the needs of struggling teens and their families-wilderness therapy programs, therapeutic boarding schools, alternative schools, mentoring and court diversion programs, independent living programs, and myriad day treatment and partial... More Info
A medical director of a mobile clinic that provides health services to homeless teens offers insight into how a lack of affordable health care is affecting disadvantaged youths, describing some of his most memorable cases and the dangers that are threatening both patients and caregivers. 40,000... More Info
A reference for parents who want to avoid psychiatric medications outlines a child-focused family therapy plan that treats children's problems not as biologically determined disorders but as responses to relationships that can be altered with the help of therapists, in a guide that includes... More Info
Provides easy-to-follow instructions for activities like tightrope walking and throwing a spear to safely playing with both electricity and fire to illustrate the exciting ways that today's coddled children should explore the world around them. Original.
A poignant and level blend of memoir, pop science and social commentary, this book examines the highly contentious debate between breast feeding and bottle feeding. Barston gives the research a human face, and asks us to think with more compassion about whether breastfeeding should remain the holy... More Info
A compassionate reference by a certified midwife and author of Ina May's Guide to Childbirth shares practical recommendations for rendering nursing a mutually beneficial experience, covering topics that range from breast pumps and sleeping arrangements to nursing multiples and returning to work.... More Info
If children were little scientists who learn best through firsthand observations and mini-experiments, as conventional wisdom holds, how would a child discover that the earth is round—never mind conceive of heaven as a place someone might go after death? Overturning both cognitive and commonplace... More Info
When parents choose a vegetarian lifestyle for their child, it can set family fingers wagging in dietary disapproval. It's no easier on steak-loving parents when Junior announces he's sworn off meat. With the strategies in Raising Vegetarian Children, parents can ease family tensions and learn to... More Info
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... More Info
New kinds of intimate relationships such as post-divorce families, co-habiting couples, 'friends as family' and same-sex unions are now commonplace. This book explores the growing diversity of family life by presenting a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory, and foregrounds new... More Info
This text provides for the first time in book form an exploration of the communicative aspects of the darker side of family life, ranging from, for example, severe acts of violence to more subtle forms of conflict. In addition to offering a working definition of the concept of the "dark side" in... More Info
Describes hundreds of things that parents can do with their children, including building a fort in the dining room, making a lemonade stand, playing in the rain, writing and publishing a book together, planning an all-chocolate dinner, turning the home into a haunted house and more.
A Gift of Time is a gentle and practical guide for parents who decide to continue their pregnancy knowing that their baby's life will be brief. When prenatal testing reveals that an unborn child is expected to die before or shortly after birth, some parents will choose to proceed with the pregnancy... More Info
Elizabeth's mom is having a baby, and the whole family is involved. Elizabeth learns all about the baby's development, and she traces his growth, month by month. She learns how the baby got inside Mom, too.
As codirector of the Albany Free School, Chris Mercogliano has had remarkable success in helping a diverse population of youngsters find their way in the world. He regrets, however, that most kids’ lives are subject to some form of control from dawn until dusk. Lamenting risk-averse parents,... More Info
Feminist Legal Theoryis just over a decade old in the United States and is even younger in most other countries. Here, Francis Olsen presents the best articles from within this burgeoning field. Drawing on literature which is extremely rich and varied, these volumes include articles from a range... More Info
István Meszáros's bold new study analyzes the historical choices facing us at the outset of the new millennium. Drawing on the theoretical arguments of his monumental and widely-acclaimed work, Beyond Capital, Mészáros shows that the economic boom of the 1990s was built not only on the... More Info
A feminist historian and an adoptive parent, Laura Briggs gives an account of transracial and transnational adoption from the point of view of the mothers and communities that lose their children.
Unhappy that his mother has gone on a diet due to the comments of others, her loving son comes up with a clever plan to turn things around in the hopes of restoring his mother to the full-figured beauty she was meant to be in this charming tale about self-acceptance and respect.
"Honeycomb Kids is a parenting book for the 21st century. It takes an informed, clear-eyed and often funny look at the stark realities our children are confronting now (the power of advertising, instant gratification, poor nutrition, toxins, terrorism, etc.) and will confront in the coming years... More Info