Category: Family

Honeycomb Kids

April 6, 2012 | 254 pages
"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

Good Riddance

Good Riddance Organizing | September 1, 2010 |
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Artificial Maturity

Jossey-Bass | June 19, 2012 | 272 pages
"Artificial Maturity" gives parents, teachers, and others who work with youth a manual for understanding and practicing the leadership kids so desperately need to mature in a healthy fashion.  More Info

The Top 50 Questions Kids Ask (3rd Through 5th Grade)

Sourcebooks Inc | March 1, 2010 | 256 pages
Kids ask their parents countless questions on a wide variety of topics—some funny and interesting, but many nagging, troubling, angry, or sad. The Top 50 Questions Kids Ask series is acclaimed child psychologist Dr. Susan Bartell's guide to the most common questions kids ask at key stages in... More Info

Foster Families

Pebble Books | February 1, 2010 | 24 pages
"Simple text and photographs present foster families, including how family members interact with one another"--Provided by publisher.  More Info

Blended Families

Pebble Books | February 1, 2010 | 24 pages
"Simple text and photographs present blended families, including how family members interact with one another"--Provided by publisher.  More Info

See Dick Bite Jane

Adams Media | May 18, 2010 | 256 pages
Describes the etiquette pitfalls of parenting and how to properly handle each situation, from personal space during pregnancy and nontraditional families to organizing playdates and dealing with bullies' parents.  More Info


Wiley-Blackwell | May 1, 2012 | 294 pages
"Psychologists explore the reality of cyberbulliesMillions of children are affected by bullies each year. Advances in social media, email, instant messaging, and cell phones, however, have moved bullying from a schoolyard fear to a constant threat. The second edition of Cyberbullying offers the... More Info

Beyond the Sling

Touchstone | September 4, 2012 | 272 pages
ATTACHMENT PARENTING rests on one revolutionary principle: you already know the majority of what you need to know to be an incredible parent. Popularized by physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon, attachment parenting directly contradicts the two hundred years of Western culture that... More Info

Kisses from Katie

Howard Books | September 4, 2012 | 304 pages
What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and... More Info

Labours of Love

Dundurn PressLtd | October 6, 2008 | 272 pages
Labours of Love unearths an issue that is still stigmatized in some areas of the country. Through conversations with adoptive parents, adoptees, and birthparents who reveal their inmost feelings, the reader will gain a new understanding of the joy and complexity of adoption.  More Info

Maternity Rolls

Fernwood Pub Co Ltd | September 1, 2010 | 144 pages
Combining ethnology and memoir, this fascinating book describes the issues surrounding childbirth and motherhood for disabled women. The author, a paraplegic, tells about her own hunt for medical advice before getting pregnant--and then about the normal births of her two children--before widening... More Info

Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore

Annick Pr | August 16, 2007 | 24 pages
A little girl describes how she feels about her parents' separation and explains how she spends the time she's with each of them.  More Info

Sex & Fertility

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | May 15, 2012 | 216 pages
Infertility in both men and women has become a modern epidemic. Problems like erectile dysfunction now appear to affect more than fifty-percent of the population over the age of 40. It almost seems as though the most natural thing in the world is no longer second nature. Sex & Fertility:... More Info

Bringing in Finn

Seal Press | August 28, 2012 | 324 pages
Shares the remarkable story of how the author suffered multiple heartbreaking pregnancy losses before her 61-year-old mother offered to be a surrogate, describing the poignant course of their unusual procedure and how it advanced their family bond.  More Info

Birth Matters

Seven Stories Pr | March 22, 2011 | 272 pages
In Birth Matters Ina May Gaskin reminds us that the ways in which women experience birth have implications for us all. Renewing confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth provides transformative possibilities for individual families, and for society at large. A woman who gives birth in the US... More Info

The Sibling Effect

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | September 4, 2012 | 312 pages
A Time magazine senior writer explores the profound influence of sibling relationships through emerging research in the areas of birth order, twin studies and genetic encoding to consider the role of sibling relationships in emotional disorders and behavioral traits. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

Imagine Childhood

Trumpeter | October 16, 2012 | 222 pages
A treasury of crafts and activities celebrates the wonders and adventures of childhood with options designed to enhance a child's interactions with the world, suggesting a range of imaginary play and exploration games, including several outdoor ideas. Original.  More Info


Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | October 25, 2012 | 224 pages
Examines friendship in all its modern varieties, both online and in person, and explores how to keep friends in the face of intimidating odds including disliking a spouse or being happy in their misfortunes. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

Welcome to the Aquarium

New Press, The | December 1, 2008 | 249 pages
A tribute to the unique contributions of veteran teachers as demonstrated by a year in the educational lives of a class of prototypical kindergarteners guides readers through myriad details of classroom life while offering insight into school culture, curriculum, and teaching models. 15,000 first... More Info

The Long and the Short of It

Amer Cancer Society | January 25, 2011 | 48 pages
Isabel wants her hair to be long while Emma struggles with hair loss due to chemotherapy, but when Isabel hears about hair donation she decides to help.  More Info

Your Children Are Listening

Experiment Llc | June 14, 2011 | 261 pages
Children become the messages they get the most-but parents often forget to consider the messages their attitudes and behavior send to their children. And those who never do miss a crucial opportunity to give their children a healthy view of the world, other people, and themselves. Your Children Are... More Info

Practicing Feminist Mothering

Arbeiter Ring Pub | December 1, 2011 | 200 pages
Practicing Feminist Mothering explores the realities of feminist mothering for both mothers and their children. It scrutinizes the discourse of motherhood by examining the material spaces that feminist mothers create to struggle with patriarchy. The book is based on in-depth interviews of sixteen... More Info

8 Strategies for Successful Step-Parenting

April 1, 2010 | 176 pages
Baksh and Murphy presents eight strategies, in the form of action steps, to help anyone maximize his or her chances of success in the challenging endeavor of becoming a step-parent.  More Info

The Best Family in the World

Kane Miller Book Pub | January 1, 2010 | 28 pages
When the director of the orphanage tells Carlota that a family is coming to adopt her the next day, she hopes that they will be the best family in the world, and lies awake thinking about what kind of family would be best.  More Info

Growing Up Brave

Little, Brown | August 28, 2012 | 288 pages
When our children are born, we do everything we can to make sure they have love, food, clothing, and shelter. We read to them, play with them, and comfort them when they cry. But despite all this, one in five children today suffers from a diagnosed anxiety disorder, and countless others suffer from... More Info

Embrace: A Pregnancy Journal

June 28, 2011 | 160 pages
Pregnancy is an adventure like no other; a time of tremendous physical and emotional change for a mother-to-be. Filled with hopes and dreams, it's also a time during which women make plans, lists, and important decisions — there is much to "embrace." Many women, especially first-time mothers,... More Info

Parenting Out of Control

March 1, 2012 |
They go by many names: helicopter parents, hovercrafts, PFHs (Parents from Hell). Drawing on a wealth of eye-opening interviews with parents across the country, Margaret K. Nelson cuts through the stereotypes and hyperbole to examine the realities of what she terms "parenting out of control."... More Info

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

Touchstone | June 5, 2012 | 256 pages
The co-star of Web Therapy recounts many of the uproarious parenting adventures he has shared with his partner, discussing such topics as the loss of his own father, potty-training antics and the ways in which becoming a parent has impacted every aspect of his life. Original.  More Info

Marriage Confidential

Harper Perennial | June 5, 2012 | 352 pages
"Marriage Confidential" tackles this question with bracing candor, taking us inside a world where romantic ideas have given way to a "post-romantic" mood and a fair number of marriages end up "semi-happy." It's a world where the husbands of "workhorse wives" pursue the Having It All dream that... More Info

Somewhere Over the Sea

June 12, 2012 | 208 pages
In this deeply moving and elegantly written book, Halfdan W. Freihow takes Gabriel, his young autistic son, on a journey through the full spectrum of human experience. With great love, profound tenderness, and gentle wit, Freihow captures Gabriel's triumphs and disappointments, his joy and... More Info

The Self-Aware Parent

Palgrave MacMillan | December 7, 2010 | 256 pages
"A healthy relationship based on mutual trust is every parent's wish. The bond between infant and parent is a natural phenomenon, but as children reach their preteens and form their own personalities, fireworks between the child and parent can ensue. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience and... More Info

Leaving Home

Columbia Univ Pr | July 16, 2011 | 176 pages
Relinquishing family attachments that failed to meet childhood needs is the most difficult task individuals can undertake as they grow into adulthood. "Leaving Home" not only emphasizes the life-saving benefits of separating from toxic parents but also offers a viable program for personal... More Info

Never Say Die

Vintage Books | February 14, 2012 | 352 pages
The author of the best-selling The Age of American Unreason presents an impassioned critique of modern practices by pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus and scientific businessmen who are promoting morally questionable and expensive illusions of thriving longevity. Reprint.  More Info

Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family

Ballantine Books | February 28, 2012 | 266 pages
Provides nutrition-based recipes and diet plans for women in the stages of pregnancy and motherhood, from early pregnancy to breastfeeding and weaning, and includes nutritious baby foods and suggestions for fussy eaters.  More Info

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

Farrar Straus & Giroux | April 24, 2012 | 368 pages
With four children of their own, Atlanta journalist Greene and her husband, a criminal defense attorney, gradually adopted five more--one from Bulgaria and four from Ethiopia--to create a roiling, largehearted family unit.  More Info

Kids Beyond Limits

Perigee | March 27, 2012 | 288 pages
Discover the revolutionary way to harness the brain's capacity to heal itself Supported by the latest brain research, The Anat Baniel Method uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help any child, who has been diagnosed with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy or other... More Info

Shopping for Mr. Right

Wiley | February 2, 2011 | 256 pages
A relationship expert and author of Why Mr. Right Can't Find You provides this guide to finding the perfect man through "shopping" to determine how long a product is likely to last and its required maintenance and care.  More Info

Breaking the Good Mom Myth

Wiley | November 13, 2006 | 224 pages
A psychotherapist, parent educator, and parent coach reveals how the "good mother myth" can lead to poor parenting, marital strife, and personal issues, and provides a series of personal stories and life experiences that will help readers to adopt a positive new outlook. Original.  More Info

The Monster Within

Univ of California Pr | November 1, 2011 | 312 pages
Mixed feelings about motherhood--uncertainty over having a child, fears of pregnancy and childbirth, or negative thoughts about one's own children--are not just hard to discuss, they are a powerful social taboo. In this beautifully written book, Barbara Almond brings this troubling issue to light.... More Info

Marital Communication

Polity | December 20, 2011 | 208 pages
Marital Communication provides insight into healthy relationships for those who want to better understand key communication processes between long-term, committed, romantic partners. Writing with students, teachers, researchers, practitioners, and couples in mind, this book uses marriage as a... More Info

Transforming Law's Family

UBC Press | January 1, 2012 | 232 pages
In the past few decades, gays and lesbians, along with their families, have become more visible members of Canadian society, enjoying increasing levels of legal recognition. InTransforming Law's Family,Fiona Kelly explores the complex issues encountered by planned lesbian families as they work to... More Info

Human Happiness

Thomas Allen & Son | October 3, 2011 | 288 pages
So begins Brian Fawcett's compelling new book about happiness and a new way of looking at family. A public intellectual who will shame the devil in the interests of truth, Brian Fawcett has staunchly refused to buy into the prevailing techno-corporate ethos that defines our culture today. With... More Info

Doris Inc.

Wiley | January 6, 2012 | 272 pages
Relates the author's experiences with caring for her aged mother after the death of her father, providing recommendations and strategies for balancing the requirements of a career and home while maximizing life quality for an elderly person. Original.  More Info

The Blessing of a B Minus

Scribner Book Company | September 13, 2011 | 224 pages
New York Times bestselling author, internationally known clinical psychologist, and lecturer Wendy Mogel returns with a revelatory new book on parenting teenagers. Mogel’s sage advice on parenting young children has struck a chord with thousands of readers and made her one of today’s most... More Info

Single-Parent Families

Pebble Books | February 1, 2010 | 24 pages
"Simple text and photographs present single-parent families, including how family members interact with one another"--Provided by publisher.  More Info

Going Solo

Penguin Press HC | February 2, 2012 | 273 pages
A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Cup of Comfort for Single Mothers

Adams Media Corp | April 1, 2008 | 336 pages
This inspirational collection of stories celebrates the women who do it all.  More Info

The Emotionally Absent Mother

Experiment, The | September 1, 2010 | 227 pages
Children who are “undermothered” often grow up to feel they don’t have the support they need to meet challenges, have trouble forming healthy relationships, and have an unmet hunger to be nurtured. The Emotionally Absent Mother explains why this is so and provides clear ways to sort through... More Info

The Metamorphoses of Kinship

Verso Books | March 3, 2012 | 688 pages
A declining marriage rate, rising divorce rate, families breaking up and reforming, homosexual marriage and adoption. Where are the transformations in the family today taking us? In order to understand what is happening and what awaits us, the world- renowned anthropologist Maurice Godelier has... More Info