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
Adopted children who have suffered trauma and neglect have structural brain change, as well as specific developmental and emotional needs. They need particular care to build attachment and overcome trauma. This book provides professionals with the knowledge and advice they need to help adoptive... More Info
Attaching in Adoption is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. This classic text provides practical parenting strategies designed to enhance children's happiness and emotional health.... More Info
Filled with proven activities based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles, this imaginative and entertaining workbook teaches young people how to control and work through their anger by helping them to understand why they get angry and how their anger effects themselves and others. Original.
There is a movement upon us and it's full of parents who refuse to let their children become a statistic of childhood obesity, and who Understand The fate of the environment rests with connecting their kids with the outdoors. Outdoors Offspring shines a much needed headlamp on helping parents... More Info
For thousands of years women have given birth among people they know in a place they know well. Knowledge is shared between the participants and birth is a social event. In this new, revised edition of her classic book, Sheila Kitzinger explores the universal experience of pregnancy and birth. She... More Info
An in-depth study of lesbian, bi, and queer women's experiences of thinking about and trying to become a parent, Beyond Expectation draws on eighty-two narrative interviews conducted during the late 1990s in British Columbia.
"An exciting, fresh, and timely look at the experiences of mothers and fathers who challenge dominant cultural expectations in their efforts to care for their children. Ranson's analysis offers a new way of thinking about parenting." - Glenda Wall, Wilfrid Laurier University
A collection of original essays and testimonials written to LGBT teens from a variety of people, including celebrities, politicians, parents, and other ordinary people, emphasizing the possibilities of a positive future for them.
Describes how the author, the daughter of a conservative Irish Catholic family, became unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand with a man ten years younger than herself and how she developed a lasting friendship with her baby's father throughout the course of her unconventional pregnancy.... More Info
An analysis of a growing trend in stay-at-home fathers explores the qualities of families with income-earning moms and fathers who take less-traditional and more involved roles in raising their children, in a series of case profiles that considers social, historical, and economic factors.
A neuroscientist shatters the myths about gender differences, arguing that the brains of boys and girls are largely shaped by how they spend their time, in a book where she offers parents and teachers concrete ways to avoid reinforcing harmful stereotypes.
Our kids are becoming consumers at an alarmingly young age. Many children are already asking for products by brand name at age two. Toy and media corporations have long manipulated the insecurities of parents to move their products, but Buy, Buy Baby unveils the chilling fact that these companies... More Info