Examines the ups and downs of life with dyslexia, covering symptoms, reasons why school can be so difficult for dyslexics and the lives of some famous dyslexics, all presented in the style and size of a chapter book so that younger children as well as older children at low reading levels can read... More Info
"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.
Kids ask their parents countless questions on a wide variety of topicsÂ—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
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.
"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
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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.
"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
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
"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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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