Category: Family

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

Nurturing Adoptions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers | January 15, 2012 | 512 pages
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

Jessica Kingsley Publishers | January 15, 2012 | 400 pages
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

Starving the Anger Gremlin

Jessica Kingsley Publishers | February 15, 2012 | 80 pages
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.  More Info

Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids

Heliconia Pr Incorporated | February 1, 2010 | 300 pages
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

Rediscovering Birth

Printer & Martin Ltd | June 16, 2011 | 300 pages
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

Beyond expectation

Univ of Toronto Pr | March 31, 2010 | 278 pages
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.  More Info

Against the grain

Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education | February 1, 2010 | 214 pages
"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  More Info

It Gets Better

Dutton Juvenile | March 22, 2011 | 352 pages
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.  More Info

Accidentally on Purpose

Harper Perennial | May 5, 2009 | 272 pages
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

The daddy shift

Beacon Pr | June 1, 2009 | 232 pages
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.  More Info

Pink brain, blue brain

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) | September 14, 2009 | 420 pages
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.  More Info

Grow Your Own Tree Hugger

Krause Publications Incorporated | September 22, 2009 | 240 pages
Suggests interactive science, food, and craft activities designed to teach children sustainable living behaviors.  More Info

Buy, Buy Baby

Mariner Books | July 15, 2009 | 288 pages
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