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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...
The Meaning of Marriage
Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
by Timothy Keller (Nov 05, 2013)
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Renowned pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of The Songs of Jesus, Timothy Keller with his wife of 36 years, delivers The Meaning of Marriage, an extraordinarily insightful look at the keys to happiness in marriage that will inspire Christians, skeptics, singles, long-time married couples, and those about to be engaged.Mod...
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...
The Love Dare
by Stephen (Sep 17, 2009)
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The #1 New York Times best seller. More than 5 million units sold. Now available in a heat-burnished, simulated leather, keepsake gift edition. Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. T...
Attract Women Through Honesty
by Mark Manson (Jul 28, 2011)
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Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer....
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 State of Affairs
Rethinking Infidelity
by Esther Perel (Oct 09, 2018)
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Iconic couples therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns to paperback with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity.An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are...
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Chris Messina
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...
The Mastery of Love
A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
by Don Miguel Ruiz (Mar 30, 1999)
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In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and store the spirit of playf...
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...
Come as You Are
The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
by Emily Nagoski Ph.D. (Mar 03, 2015)
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An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reason...
Sacred Marriage
What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?
by Gary Thomas (Aug 04, 2015)
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Happy is good. Holy is better.Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God s primary intent for your marriage isn t to make you happy . . . but holy?Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make...
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 Truth
An Eye-Opening Odyssey Through Love Addiction, Sex Addiction, and Extraordinary Relationships
by Neil Strauss (May 01, 2018)
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The title of this book has been changed to The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships. Please see that book listing for more information....
Way of the Warrior Kid 3
Where there's a Will... Kids Fitness, Martial Arts and Empowerment
by Jocko Willink (May 28, 2019)
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A new summer brings new challenges.Marc shouldnt have a single complaint as he finishes seventh grade. Hes done really well in his classes, his friends Kenny and Nathan have joined him at jiu-jitsu, and most important, hes been staying on the Warrior Kid path. Theres just one problem and that problem is named Danny Rhinehart. It seems like every th...
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
The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love
by Amir Levine (Jan 05, 2012)
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We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding...
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 Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
by John M. Gottman (May 16, 1999)
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John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical quest...
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...
Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition
When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life
by Henry Cloud (Oct 03, 2017)
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This New York Times bestselling and award-winning book helps readers set healthy boundaries in order to be the loving people God created, and now offers a whole new chapter. Are you in control of your life? Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limits and limitations. Have you ever found yourself wonde...
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Greg McKeown
Getting the Love You Want
A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
by Harville Hendrix Ph.D. (Dec 26, 2007)
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REVISED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD ARE YOU GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT? Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a...
A Different Pond
by Bao Phi (Aug 01, 2017)
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As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vi...
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Jesse Thorn
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 Way of the Superior Man
A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire (20th Anniversary Edition)
by David Deida (Feb 01, 2017)
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The mark of a true classic is that it becomes more relevant with the passage of time Twenty years ago, David Deida wrote The Way of the Superior Man share lessons on how a man can grow spiritually while passionately tussling with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire, Today, men of all ages continue to struggle with these universal chall...
How to Be an Adult in Relationships
The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
by David Richo (Jun 18, 2002)
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"Most people think of love as a feeling," says David Richo, "but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present." In this book, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationshipsone that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, How to B...
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Chris Messina
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....
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition
by Vera B Williams (Jan 23, 2007)
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After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy....
Mating in Captivity
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
by Esther Perel (Oct 10, 2017)
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A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of ...
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Dan Engle
The Sacred Search
What If It's Not about Who You Marry, But Why?
by Gary Thomas (Jan 01, 2013)
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What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so you can better serve the One who loves you most? What if God didn’t design relationships to make you happy but to make you holy? In ...
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
Dear Friend: This book teaches you the hidden secrets to completely understand women. How you can meet and date the type of women you've always wanted and have effortless relationships! How to get a girlfriend. How to date multiple women. How to get your wife or girlfriend back. Turn your girl "friend" into your girlfriend. Live the life of your dr...
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 ...
Why Won't You Apologize?
Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts
by Harriet Lerner PhD (Oct 10, 2017)
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If you want to know why Harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Wont You Apologize? is the answer. This book is a game changer. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rising StrongHarriet Lerner is one hell of a wise woman. She draws you in with deft and engaging prose, and then changes your life with her rigorous ...
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Brene Brown
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...
More Than Two
A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
by Franklin Veaux (Sep 01, 2014)
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Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now the new book More Than Two can help you find your own way. With completely new material and a fresh approach, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert wrote More Than T...
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
by Jamie L.B. Deenihan (Mar 05, 2019)
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When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don’t make a face! Care for the tree, and you might be surprised at how new things, and new ideas, bloom.   “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised (and disappointed) to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. Afte...
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Todd Nesloney
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
Boundaries in Marriage
by Dr. John Townsend Dr. Henry Cloud (May 06, 2014)
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Learn when to say yes and when to say no to your spouse to make the most of your marriage.Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another.Boundaries are the "property lines" that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in pla...
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 Five Love Languages for Singles
by Gary Chapman (Sep 01, 2004)
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Gary Chapman first penned the bestselling The Five Love Languages more than ten years ago. The core message has hit home with over 5 million people as it focuses on the need to "feel" loved. This need is felt by married and singles alike. Dr. Chapman now tackles the unique circumstances that singles face, and integrates how the same five love langu...
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
What Did You Expect?
Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
by Paul David Tripp (Oct 31, 2015)
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Over 150,000 Copies SoldSomehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle.Everyone's marriage morphs into something they didn't intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most impor...
Safe People
How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't
by Henry Cloud (Aug 02, 2016)
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Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance. They help identify the nurturing people we all need in our lives, as well as ones we need to learn to avoid. Safe People will help you to recognize 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people. Discover what makes some pe...
How to Fix a Broken Heart
by Dr Guy Winch (Feb 13, 2018)
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Imagine if we treated broken hearts with the same respect and concern we have for broken arms? Psychologist Guy Winch urges us to rethink the way we deal with emotional pain, offering warm, wise, and witty advice for the broken-hearted.Real heartbreak is unmistakable. We think of nothing else. We feel nothing else. We care about nothing else. Yet w...
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Esther Perel
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...
The Passion Trap
How to Right an Unbalanced Relationship
by Dean C. Delis (Feb 06, 2013)
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Renowned psychologist Dr. Dean Delis shows how to change the patterns that threaten romantic relationships. Formerly published as The Passion Paradox....
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Liv Boeree
Merci Suárez Changes Gears
by Meg Medina (Apr 07, 2020)
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"The realistic portrayal of a complex young Latina's life is one many readers will relate to. . . . Medina cruises into readers' hearts." -- School Library Journal (starred review)Merci Suárez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, as strong and thoughtful as Merci is, she has never been comp...
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
How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk
by John Van Epp (Mar 19, 2008)
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AVOID THE JERKS AND FIND "THE ONE" WHO'S RIGHT FOR YOU"An insightful and creative contribution to managing the complexity of choosing a life partner. I heartily recommend it." --Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find"Don't be part of the 'where-was-this-book-when-I-needed-it?' crowd. It's not too ...
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Elayna Fernandez
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 Erotic Mind
Unlocking the Inner Sources of Passion and Fulfillment
by Jack Morin (Aug 02, 1996)
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Challenging accepted theories about what makes for terrific sex, The Erotic Mind is a breakthrough exploration of the least understood dimensions of human sexuality—the psychology of desire, arousal, and fulfillment. Nationally known sex therapist Dr. Jack Morin offers a bold new perspective that celebrates the joys of Eros without denying its risk...
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Esther Perel
The 5 Love Languages for Men
Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great
by Gary D Chapman (Jan 01, 2015)
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The love she craves, the confidence you needIn a man's heart is the desire to master what matters. It's nice to get a complement at work or on the court, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, "You make me feel loved." If you haven't heard that in a while, or you feel like you're not bringing you're A-game relationally, this book is for you.The...
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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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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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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Better Sex Through Mindfulness
How Women Can Cultivate Desire
by Lori A. Brotto (Apr 24, 2018)
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As Seen/Heard in Bustle • Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast • Jezebel • Women's Health • Prevention • The New York Times • VICE • Pleasure Mechanics A groundbreaking method for improving desire, arousal, and sexual satisfaction through mindfulness. Studies show that approximately half of all women experience some kind of sexual difficulty at one point i...
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The Evolution of Human Sexuality
by Donald Symons (Feb 04, 1981)
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Nature versus nurture - nowhere is the debate more heated than in the areas of sex and sex differences. The Evolution of Human Sexuality adds fuel to the fire. Symons's thesis is that some of the typical differences between men and women in sexual behaviors, attitudes and feelings are innate: identical rearing of males and females will not result i...
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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, ...
Passion and Purity
Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control
by Elisabeth Elliot (Apr 01, 2002)
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Very few books on dating have stood the test of time like Passion and Purity. Its much-needed message remains strong and hopeful in an age when doing whatever "feels right" is common practice. Using her own life as an example, Elisabeth Elliot guides singles of both genders and of any age on how to put their love lives under the authority of Jesus ...
For Men Only
A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women
by Shaunti Feldhahn (Apr 03, 2006)
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Finally. You Can Understand Her! Women: complicated and impossible to understand? Do you love and want to please the woman in your life, but just can't seem to figure her...
Facing Love Addiction
Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
by Pia Mellody (Apr 29, 2003)
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In this revised and updated version of Facing Love Addiction, bestselling author of Facing Codependence and internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody unravels the intricate dynamics of unhealthy love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love. Through twelve-step work, exercises, and journal-keeping, Faci...
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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? ...
Hold Me Tight
by Dr. Sue Johnson (Apr 15, 2014)
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Heralded by the New York Times and Time as the couples therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond.This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson...
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 ...
The Power of a Praying® Husband
by Stormie Omartian (Feb 01, 2014)
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Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.In The Power of a Praying? Husband, you'll find the excitement and hope that come from inviting the God ...
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...
Sheet Music
Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
by Kevin Leman (Sep 01, 2003)
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With his characteristic warmth and humor, Dr. Kevin Leman offers a practical guide to sex according to God's plan. This frank and practical book is a perfect resource for married and engaged couples. Dr. Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank des...
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...
She Comes First
The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman (Kerner)
by Ian Kerner (Feb 01, 2009)
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Ian Kerner offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women in She Comes First—an essential guidebook to oral sex from the author of Be Honest—You’re Not That Into Him Either. The New York Times praises Kerner’s “cool sense of humor and an obsessive desire to inform,” as he “encourages men through an act that many find mystifying.” An indispens...