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Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition
The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
by Toni Weschler (Jul 07, 2015)
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Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better control of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller will include:-New 'Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition"-Updates on new fertility technologies-Natural approaches to conception-Upda...
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-c...
Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
by Lisa Damour Ph.D. (Apr 04, 2017)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s t...
The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new Foreword—and available as an eBook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “...
The Read-Aloud Handbook
Seventh Edition
by Jim Trelease (Jun 24, 2013)
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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to childrenrevised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Treleases beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations a...
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Bethany S. Mandel
Expecting Better
Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
by Emily Oster (Jun 24, 2014)
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What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting.Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We’re told to avoid cold cuts...
Way of the Warrior Kid
From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way
by Jocko Willink (May 02, 2017)
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National Bestseller Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. But what was most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the King of the Jungle.When Marc's mot...
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Tobi Lutke
The Read-Aloud Family
Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
by Sarah Mackenzie (Mar 27, 2018)
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Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own si...
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen
A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
by Joanna Faber (Jan 10, 2017)
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A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen S...
Brain Rules for Baby
How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
by John Medina (Dec 06, 2011)
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What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rule...
14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family
by Paul David Tripp (Sep 30, 2016)
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Sometimes parents wish there was a guaranteed formula for raising good kids--a certain list of rules to follow to ensure they'd have obedient children. But if moms and dads view their role through the lens of God's grace, they will see that the gospel must first shape how they parent before they can effectively shape their children. In this highly ...
The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
by Daniel J. Siegel (Sep 11, 2012)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.  “Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have created a masterly, reader-friendly guide to helping children grow their emotional intelligence. This brilliant method transforms everyday interactions into valuable brain-shaping moments. Anyone ...
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Graham Duncan
For the Children's Sake
Foundations of Education for Home and School
by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (Jun 17, 2009)
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Shows parents and teachers how children's learning experiences can be extended to every aspect of life, giving them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.Every parent and teacher wants to give his or her children the best education possible. We hope that the education we provide is a joyful adventure, a celebration of life, and preparation ...
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Bethany S. Mandel
The Connected Child
Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
by Karyn B. Purvis (Apr 22, 2007)
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The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion.Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, "The Connected Child"...
The Well-Trained Mind
A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Revised and Updated Edition)
by Susan Wise Bauer (Apr 17, 2004)
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This book will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school. Two veteran home educators outline the classical pattern of education—the trivium—which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind: the elementary school "grammar stage,"...
Marc's Mission
Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) (Way of the Warrior Kid (2))
by Jocko Willink (Apr 24, 2018)
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There’s more to life than pull-ups.Marc’s life has changed since last summer, when his for-real, super-cool Navy SEAL Uncle Jake came to visit. He’s eating healthy, practicing jiu-jitsu, and working hard in school. Marc’s had a great year…until the very last day of school, when he gets into trouble because of Nathan James. Nathan is mean and annoyi...
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Tobi Lutke
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
by Siegfried Engelmann (Jun 15, 1986)
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With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together.Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with c...
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Michael Petrilli
The Five Love Languages of Children
by Gary D. Chapman (Jun 01, 1997)
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Since 1992, Gary Chapman's bestselling book "The Five Love Languages" has helped more than 300,00 couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak one another's love language. Now Chapman teams with Ross Campbell, author of best-seller "How to Really Love Your Child," to help parents speak their child's love languag...
Shepherding a Child's Heart
by Tedd Tripp (Jan 01, 1995)
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Shepherding a Child's Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: "...out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child'...
No-Drama Discipline
The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
by Daniel J. Siegel (Jul 12, 2016)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child and The Yes Brain tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.Highlighting the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing w...
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (The Peaceful Parent Series)
by Dr. Laura Markham (Nov 28, 2012)
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kidsBased on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connec...
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Seventh Revised Edition (La Leche League International Book)
by La Leche League International (May 25, 2004)
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The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Seventh Revised Edition (La Leche League International Book)...
Smart Money Smart Kids
Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
by Dave Ramsey (Apr 22, 2014)
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Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze teach parents how to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world....
Positive Discipline
The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills
by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. (May 30, 2006)
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For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and te...
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Brene Brown
The Conscious Parent
Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
by Dr. Shefali Tsabary (Nov 01, 2010)
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It’s a tremendous privilege to raise children, though for a quite different reason than most of us who are parents imagine.While we think it’s our responsibility to mold and shape our children’s future, the essential premise of Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s A Call to Conscious Parenting is that our children are born to us to create deep internal transfor...
Simplicity Parenting
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
by Kim John Payne (Aug 31, 2010)
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Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. As the pace of life accelerates to hyperspeed–with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time–children feel the pressure. They can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now, in defense ...
Operating Instructions
A Journal of My Son's First Year
by Anne Lamott (Mar 08, 2005)
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The most honest, wildly enjoyable book written about motherhood is surely Anne Lamott's account of her son Sam's first year. A gifted writer and teacher, Lamott (Crooked Little Heart) is a single mother and ex-alcoholic with a pleasingly warped social circle and a remarkably tolerant religion to lean on. She responds to the changes, exhaustion, and...
No Bad Kids
Toddler Discipline Without Shame
by Janet Lansbury (Sep 17, 2014)
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Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. “No Bad Kids” is a collection of Janet's most pop...
Loving the Little Years
Motherhood in the Trenches
by Rachel Jankovic (Nov 26, 2010)
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From the author: "I didn t write this book because mothering little ones is easy for me. I wrote it because it isn t. I know that this is a hard job, because I am right here in the middle of it. I know you need encouragement because I do too. "This is not a tender reminiscence from someone who had children so long ago that she only remembers the sw...
Permission to Feel
Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
by Marc Brackett Ph.D. (Sep 03, 2019)
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The mental well-being of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do. "We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University's Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligen...
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Vivek Murthy
Punished by Rewards
The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
by Alfie Kohn (Sep 01, 1999)
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The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a m...
The Sleepeasy Solution
The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5
by Jennifer Waldburger (Apr 01, 2007)
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Even Hollywood's biggest stars face the same dilemma as other parents do: "How do I get my child to sleep?" As parents in the know are finding, whether they're on the red carpet or the soccer field, the answer is the same: The Sleepeasy Solution. Psychotherapists and sleep specialists Jennifer and Jill, the dynamic "girlfriends" all of Hollywood ca...
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Ashton Kutcher
Boundaries with Kids
How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children
by Henry Cloud (Nov 01, 2001)
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You want your kids to grow up into healthy adults. You want to see them take responsibility for their behavior, their values, their lives. But maybe you've discovered that simply telling them to "do the right thing" isn't enough. From toddler tantrums to teenage temptations, you've got to help them take ownership of their behavior, feelings, and at...
Siblings Without Rivalry
How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber (Apr 09, 2012)
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Already best-selling authors with How to Talk So Kids Will Listen Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish turned their minds to the battle of the siblings. Parents themselves, they were determined to figure out how to help their children get along. The result was Siblings Without Rivalry. This wise, groundbreaking book gives parent...
Heroes for My Son
by Brad Meltzer (May 11, 2010)
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When Brad Meltzer's first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali . . . and so many more, each one an ordinary person who was able to achieve the extraordinar...
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Simon Sinek
The Family Virtues Guide
Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves
by Linda Kavelin Popov (Jun 01, 1997)
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The most important job parents have is to pass basic virtues on to their children, and this invaluable book is designed to help make that job a little easier. Compiled by The Virtues Project, an international organization dedicated to inspiring spiritual growth in young and old alike, this multicultural, interfaith handbook shows parents and teache...
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Rainn Wilson
Hold On to Your Kids
Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
by Gordon Neufeld (Aug 15, 2006)
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International authority on child development Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., joins forces with bestselling author Gabor Maté, M.D., to tackle one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for direction—their values, identity, and codes of behavior. This “peer orientation” undermines family cohesion, interferes with hea...
The Self-Driven Child
The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
by William Stixrud PhD (Feb 12, 2019)
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"It is not an overstatement to say that this is one of the most radical and important books on raising healthy, resilient, purpose-driven kids." - Madeline Levine, author of The Price of Privilege "An invaluable resource for the thinking parent." - Lisa Damour, author of ...
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
by Stephen R. Covey (Oct 01, 1997)
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In his first major work since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary―that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changin...
The Out-of-Sync Child
Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)
by Carol Kranowitz (Apr 03, 2006)
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The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition an...
The Tech-Wise Family
Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
by Andy Crouch (Apr 18, 2017)
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Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our ...
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
by Meg Meeker (Sep 05, 2017)
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The most important person in a young girl’s life? Her father. That’s right—and teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experience to prove it. After more than twenty years of counseling girls, she knows that fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for their daughters’ lives. Now Dr. Meeker, author of the critically acclai...
Positive Discipline Parenting Tools
The 49 Most Effective Methods to Stop Power Struggles, Build Communication, and Raise Empowered, Capable Kids
by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. (Nov 15, 2016)
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Do you wish there was a way to raise well-behaved children without punishment? Are you afraid the only alternative is being overly indulgent? With Positive Discipline, an encouragement model based on both kindness and firmness, you don’t have to choose between these two extremes. Using these 49 Positive Discipline tools, honed and perfected after y...
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Brene Brown
What Mothers Do
Especially When It Looks Like Nothing
by Naomi Stadlen (Aug 01, 2005)
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'I wish I'd had this book years ago - to show to bosses who didn't understand, to friends who couldn't grasp why I was permanently tired, and even to myself - to know that I wasn't the only one who wished for an extra eight hours in the day.' Anne Diamond, television presenter, mother. 'Naomi Stadlen writes with understanding, deep insight and humo...
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Suzannah Lipscomb
The Nurture Assumption
Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do, Revised and Updated
by Judith Rich Harris (Feb 24, 2009)
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This groundbreaking book, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times notable pick, rattled the psychological establishment when it was first published in 1998 by claiming that parents have little impact on their children's development. In this tenth anniversary edition of The Nurture Assumption, Judith Harris has updated material throughout and p...
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Steven Pinker
The Collapse of Parenting
How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
by Leonard Sax (May 09, 2017)
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In this New York Times bestseller, one of America's premier child psychologists offers a must-read account of the dismal state of parenting today, and a vision for how we can better prepare our children for the challenges of the adult worldIn The Collapse of Parenting, internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax argues that rising levels of obesit...
Protecting the Gift
Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
by Gavin de Becker (May 09, 2000)
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Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violenceAll parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear....
Twisteddoodles – The Newborn Identity
by Maria Boyle (Mar 07, 2019)
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Meeting a baby is like meeting someone from the internet: you got used to calling them by a weird nickname and now you need to call them by their real name; they look nothing like their photo; it's hard to believe they're real until they are actually there ...The hilarious and poignant cartoons of illustrator Twisteddoodles bring a smile to the fac...
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
by the pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic (May 01, 2011)
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This new Mayo Clinic book on pregnancy provides you with practical information and reassurance on pregnancy and childbirth. Compiled by Mayo Clinic experts in obstetrics, it offers a clear, thorough and reliable reference for this exciting and sometimes unpredictable journey. This comprehensive book includes: A month-by-month look at mom and baby, ...
Raising Your Spirited Child
A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (Nov 28, 2006)
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Newly revised, featuring the most up-to-date research, effective strategies, and real-life storiesThe spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more"—by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, ...
The Mission of Motherhood
Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity
by Sally Clarkson (Jan 21, 2003)
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A Fresh Vision for Motherhood-Do you long for your home to be life-giving and peaceful?-Is it your desire to pass on a legacy of righteousness to your children?-Do you struggle to balance the duties of motherhood with a loving relationship with your children?-Would you like creative ideas for keeping your child’s heart open to you and to the Lord? ...
Elevating Child Care
A Guide to Respectful Parenting
by Janet Lansbury (Apr 30, 2014)
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Janet Lansbury’s advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide. Inspired by the pioneering parenting philosophy of her friend and mentor, Magda Gerber, Janet’s influential voice encourages parents and child care professionals to perceive babies as unique, capable human beings with natural abilities to learn wi...
Free to Learn
Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life
by Peter Gray (Feb 10, 2015)
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Our children spend their days being passively instructed, and made to sit still and take tests—often against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling, yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision, and are afforded few opportunities to control their own...
Between Parent and Child
Revised and Updated
by Dr. Haim G. Ginott (Jul 22, 2003)
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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children. Written by renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, this revolutionary book offered a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing and introduced new communication t...
How To Raise An Adult
by Julie Lythcott-Haims (Aug 02, 2016)
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A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthoodIn How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and ...
A Charlotte Mason Companion
Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
by Karen Andreola (Jan 01, 1998)
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This is a thorough chapter-by-chapter overview of the inspiring teaching principles of Christian educator Charlotte Mason from the original Charlotte Mason authority, speaker, and columnist, Karen Andreola. With warmth and humor, Karen provides a wealth of insight, practical advice, and narratives, illustrating how educating "the Charlotte Mason wa...
The Awakened Family
How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children
by Shefali Tsabary Ph.D. (May 30, 2017)
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"Parents . . . you will be wowed and awed by [Dr. Shefali]." —Oprah WinfreyNew from the New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent comes a radically transformative plan that shows parents how to raise children to be their best, truest selves.What if...?What if I told you that you can put an end to all of your parenting struggles?That...
Lost at School
Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them
by Ross W. Greene Ph.D. (Sep 30, 2014)
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From a distinguished clinician, pioneer in working with behaviorally challenging kids, and author of the acclaimed The Explosive Child comes a groundbreaking approach for understanding and helping these kids and transforming school discipline.Frequent visits to the principal's office. Detentions. Suspensions. Expulsions. These are the established t...
Boys Adrift
The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
by Leonard Sax (Jun 28, 2016)
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Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A’s, her brother Justin is goofing of...
The Vaccine Book
Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library)
by Robert W. Sears (Oct 22, 2007)
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With the spate of publicity surrounding the possible health risks posed by childhood immunization, parents are no longer simply following doctor's orders and automatically having their children vaccinated. Instead, they are asking questions. The problem is the search for answers only leads parents to conflicting, one-sided information: doctors clai...
Family Worship
In the Bible, in History & in Your Home
by Donald S. Whitney (Dec 18, 2015)
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Many Christian families have never experienced the joys and benefits of family worship. But as Donald S. Whitney makes clear, the daily worship of God by families at home is a practice rooted in the Bible and common throughout Christian history. How can people unfamiliar with family worship lead it in their own homes? How do busy households in toda...
The Ministry of Motherhood
Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children
by Sally Clarkson (Jan 20, 2004)
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Because Motherhood Isn't Just a Job. It's a Calling.A mother's day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time: preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children. These jobs all are necessary and crucially important. But in the dailyness of providing for a child's physical, emotiona...
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline
The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation
by Becky A Bailey (Dec 24, 2001)
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Learn how to stop policing and pleading and become the parent you want to be.You love your children, but if you're like most parents, you don't always love their behavior. But how can you guide them without resorting to less-than-optimal behavior yourself? Dr. Becky Bailey's unusual and powerful approach to parenting has made thousands of families ...
Grace Based Parenting
Set Your Familiy Free
by Tim Kimmel (Apr 30, 2005)
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Discover a parenting style that nurtures a healthy family, mirrors God's love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior.Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They've tried the countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are stri...
The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee
Raising Self-Reliant Children
by Wendy Mogel Ph.D. (Dec 02, 2008)
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A clinical psychologist and Jewish educator use the Torah and other Jewish texts to offer psychological and practical insights into parenting and sharing practical advice on how to develop realistic expectations for each child, teach respect for adults, deal with frustration, enhance independence, and more....
Wild Things
The Art of Nurturing Boys
by Stephen James (Feb 01, 2009)
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Playing off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this informative, practical, and encouraging guide will help parents guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood. Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, written by two therapists who are currently eng...
The Attachment Parenting Book
A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby
by Martha Sears RN (Aug 07, 2001)
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America's foremost baby and childcare experts, William Sears M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N., explain the benefits -- for both you and your child -- of connecting with your baby early. Would you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early atta...
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood
Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years
by Jim Fay (Dec 31, 1999)
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Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Let Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. The tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you the building blocks you need to create children who grow up to be responsible, successful teens and adults. And as a bonus you will enjoy every stage of ...
A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool
by Emily Oster (Apr 21, 2020)
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From the author of EXPECTING BETTER, an economist's guide to the early years of parentingWith EXPECTING BETTER, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the ...
Buddhism for Mothers
A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children
by Sarah Napthali (Sep 01, 2003)
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Addressing the often-overlooked spiritual needs of mothers, this book discusses Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges and stresses of raising children. Offered are ways for mothers to reconnect with their inner selves and become calmer and happier—with the recognition that a happier mother will be a better parent. This realistic ...
Explosive Child, The
A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
by Ross W. Greene PhD (May 01, 2014)
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A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviours, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field, now updated to include the most recent research. Almost everyone knows an explosive child, one whose frequent, severe fits of temper leave his or h...
Parenting can be such an overwhelming job that it’s easy to lose track of where you stand on some of the more controversial subjects at the playground (What if my kid likes to rough house—isn’t this ok as long as no one gets hurt? And what if my kid just doesn’t feel like sharing?). In this inspiring and enlightening book, Heather Shumaker describe...
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is John Gottman’s groundbreaking guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world.Intelligence That Comes from the HeartEvery parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master the...
Unconditional Parenting
Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
by Alfie Kohn (Mar 28, 2006)
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Most parenting guides begin with the question "How can we get kids to do what they're told?" — and then proceed to offer various techniques for controlling them. In this truly groundbreaking book, nationally respected educator Alfie Kohn begins instead by asking "What do kids need — and how can we meet those needs?" What follows from that question ...
Playful Parenting
An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence
by Lawrence J. Cohen (Apr 30, 2002)
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Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is children’s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That’s why “playful parenting” is so im...
How Children Fail
by John Holt (Sep 04, 1995)
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First published in the mid 1960s, How Children Fail began an education reform movement that continues today. In his 1982 edition, John Holt added new insights into how children investigate the world, into the perennial problems of classroom learning, grading, testing, and into the role of the trust and authority in every learning situation. His und...
The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
(And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)
by Philippa Perry (Feb 04, 2020)
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This book is about how we have relationships with our children, what gets in the way of a good connection and what can enhance it...
How Children Learn
by John Holt (Sep 04, 1995)
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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we...
Sacred Parenting
How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
by Gary L. Thomas (Apr 04, 2005)
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Parenting is a school for spiritual formation—and our children are our teachers. The journey of caring for, rearing, training, and loving our children will profoundly alter us forever.Sacred Parenting is unlike any other parenting book you have ever read. This is not a “how-to” book that teaches you ways to discipline your kids or help them achieve...
Parent Effectiveness Training
The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children
by Thomas Gordon (Oct 31, 2000)
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P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began almost forty years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts so everybody wins.  This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in ...
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots
Gardening Together with Children
by Sharon Lovejoy (May 01, 1999)
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Plant a pumpkinseed with a child, and cultivate wonder. This simple act of reconnecting with children with nature is Sharon Lovejoy's purpose and joy and gift. Author of Sunflower Houses: Garden Discoveries for Children of All Ages and Hollyhock Days: Garden Adventures for the Young at Heart, Sharon Lovejoy is a nationally known garden writer whose...
Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings
How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life (The Peaceful Parent Series)
by Dr. Laura Markham (May 05, 2015)
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Popular parenting expert Dr. Laura Markham, author of PEACEFUL PARENTS, HAPPY SIBLINGS, has garnered a large and loyal readership around the world, thanks to her simple, insightful approach that values the emotional bond between parent and child. As any parent of more than one child knows, though, it’s challenging for even the most engaged parent t...
The Continuum Concept
In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development)
by Jean Liedloff (Jan 22, 1986)
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A landmark treatise on how humanity lives versus how we should, what we've lost with our "progress," and how we can reclaim our true natureJean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years in the South American jungle living with Stone Age Indians. The experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to...
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Learning All The Time
by John Holt (Jan 22, 1990)
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How small children begin to read, write, count, and investigate the world, without being taughtThe essence of John Holt's insight into learning and small children is captured in Learning All The Time. This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in thei...
Kids Are Worth It!
Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner Discipline
by Barbara Coloroso (Aug 20, 2002)
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The parenting classic, now revised with new chapters, checklists, and information about today's most pressing issues regarding our childrenThis bestselling guide rejects "quick-fix" solutions and focuses on helping kids develop their own self-discipline by owning up to their mistakes, thinking through solutions, and correcting their misdeeds while ...
Our Babies, Ourselves
How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
by Meredith F. Small (May 04, 1999)
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New parents are faced with innumerable decisions to make regarding the best way to care for their baby, and, naturally, they often turn for guidance to friends and family members who have already raised children. But as scientists are discovering, much of the trusted advice that has been passed down through generations needs to be carefully reexami...
The Teenage Liberation Handbook
How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
by Grace Llewellyn (Sep 01, 1998)
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An estimated 700,000 American children are now taught at home. This book tells teens how to take control of their lives and get a "real life." Young people can reclaim their natural ability to teach themselves and design a personalized education program. Grace Llewellyn explains the entire process, from making the decision to quit school, to discov...
Parenting from the Inside Out
How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
by Daniel J. Siegel (Dec 26, 2013)
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How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our c...
Gift of Failure, The
by Jessica Lahey (Aug 03, 2016)
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In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successf...
Raising Freethinkers
A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief
by Dale McGowan (Feb 11, 2009)
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Dale McGowan's popular and compassionate guide Parenting Beyond Belief was the first comprehensive book to offer a general philosophy of nonreligious parenting. Raising Freethinkers is a practical sequel, providing specific answers to common questions and more than 100 activities for parents and their children. Raising Freethinkers covers every top...
Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child
by Anthony Esolen (Mar 04, 2013)
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Esolen shows how imagination is snuffed out at practically every turn, and then he confronts contemporary trends in parenting and schooling by reclaiming lost traditions. This practical, insightful book is essential reading for any parent....
Most Likely to Succeed
Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era
by Tony Wagner (Aug 16, 2016)
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From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical re-imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty-first century economy.Today more than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the “right” colleges, have the highest GPAs, and...
Don't Make Me Count to Three
by Ginger Hubbard (Mar 01, 2004)
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Do you find yourself threatening, repeating your instructions, or raising your voice in an attempt to get your children to obey? Are you discouraged because it seems you just can't reach the heart of your child? Through personal experience and the practical application of Scripture, Ginger Hubbard encourages and equips moms to reach past the outwar...
The Absorbent Mind
A Classic in Education and Child Development for Educators and Parents
by Maria Montessori (Oct 15, 1995)
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In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone. Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phras...
Stepping Up
A Call to Courageous Manhood
by Dennis Rainey (Mar 01, 2011)
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Each of us face decisions and stages in life that demand courage. Big or little, complex or straightforward, thesechoices let's call them battles matter a great deal.In the new book Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey, he identifies five stages of a man's journey through life boyhood, adolescence, manhood, mentor, and patriarch and examines a man's respon...
The Yes Brain
How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child
by Daniel J. Siegel (Jan 08, 2019)
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From the authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, an indispensable guide to unlocking your child's innate capacity for resilience, compassion, and creativity.When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is...
The Schools Our Children Deserve
Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards"
by Alfie Kohn (Sep 05, 2000)
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In this “lively, provocative and well-researched book” (Theodore Sizer), Alfie Kohn builds a powerful argument against the “back to basics” philosophy of teaching and simplistic demands to “raise the bar.” Drawing on stories from real classrooms and extensive research, Kohn shows parents, educators, and others interested in the debate how schools c...
The Nursing Mother's Companion
Revised Edition
by Kathleen Huggins (Feb 04, 2005)
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Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother’s Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding...
Raising Human Beings
Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
by Ross W. Greene Ph.D. (Aug 15, 2017)
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In Raising Human Beings, the renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills, pre...
What's Going on in There?
How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
by Lise Eliot (Oct 03, 2000)
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As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. ...