Top Ebooks in Parenting & Families
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 what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. When kids work from a Yes Brain, they’re more willing to take chances and explore. They’re more curious and imaginative. They’re better at relationships and handling adversity. In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial “yes” state. You’ll learn
• the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain—balance, resilience, insight, and empathy—and how to strengthen them
• the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs. needing the “cushion” of safety and familiarity
• strategies for navigating away from negative behavioral and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child’s capacity for positivity
The Yes Brain is an essential tool for nurturing positive potential and keeping your child’s inner spark glowing and growing strong.
Praise for The Yes Brain
“This unique and exciting book shows us how to help children embrace life with all of its challenges and thrive in the modern world. Integrating research from social development, clinical psychology, and neuroscience, it’s a veritable treasure chest of parenting insights and techniques.”—Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., author of Mindset
“I have never read a better, clearer explanation of the impact parenting can have on a child’s brain and personality.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
“Easily assimilated and informative, the book will help adults enable children to lead physically and emotionally satisfying and well-rounded lives filled with purpose and meaningful relationships. Edifying, easy-to-understand scientific research that shows the benefits that accrue when a child is encouraged to be inquisitive, spirited, and intrepid.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.
Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.
“[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.”—The Washington Post
“This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other
“Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.”—Parent to Parent
The best news on the planet is that your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, contented, and joyful.
You can emotionally separate without guilt: Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration shows women how to emotionally separate from their mothers without guilt and anxiety so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and preferences. Not to mention being able to like and respect themselves during the process.
Learn through the experiences of others: Through personal stories and experiences, practical tools that can used right away to feel better, and journal prompts, Anderson compassionately leads women who struggle in their relationships with their mothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Anderson's work with hundreds of women and her own personal work have resulted in profound growth and transformation. Anderson knows the results are nothing short of miraculous.
Funny and compassionate: This book is about Anderson discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their challenging relationships with their mothers. Her writing is relatable, real, funny, and compassionate.
What you'll learn inside this book:• Why mothers and daughters tend to have difficult relationships
• How to heal and transform your mother "wounds" from sources of pain into sources of creativity and wisdom
• How to tell your stories in a way that empowers you, rather than making you powerless
• How to handle the uncomfortable emotions that seem inevitable when it comes to your relationship with your mother
• The art of creating, articulating, and maintaining impeccable boundaries
• How to stop "shoulding" when it comes to yourself and your mother
• How to "re-mother" yourself and acknowledge, honor, and meet your own preferences and needs
• And much, much more
First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?" for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited!
"Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."
Dr Tsabary inspires parents to get back in touch with their emotions and shed the layers of baggage they have inherited during their own life and are unconsciously heaping on their children. As they become 'conscious' in their parenting, so parents can transform their relationship with their offspring and raise happy, well-adjusted children.
The Conscious Parent is already transforming the way people are parenting through its sales in the US where it's spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Oprah described the book as 'The most profound book on parenting I've ever read' and Eckhart Tolle has said 'becoming a conscious parent is the greatest gift you can give your child.'
The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
book is meant for all those women who want to discover new secrets to draw men
attention and to be courted. The book tells you why, to be great seducers, it
doesn't matter being beautiful: there are many helpful tips you can follow to
make the man you want worship at your altar! Learn all about how to dress, what
to say, what to do when you like a man, how make him understand it, how to tell
if he likes you by simple gestures and words, how to draw his attention, how to
make him fall in love, what to do on a first date, how to make the most of you,
how to overcome complexes, how to become sexier, all the mistakes to avoid and
finally... the secret of the perfect seductress!
"I'm a man and maybe this book is not meant for me", a male reader,
as who writes, might think... nothing wronger! Here, finally revealed all the
secrets thanks to which women seduce us, make us do whatever they want, in a
few words, command us (but giving us the impression to be free...).
"All this is written in one book?! Perhaps I may sneak a peak,
then!"... well, we're getting somewhere!
Not to mention the women readers, to which the ebook is aimed specifically: get
ready to discover a lot of practical and real tips (and very often, really
simple to realize!) to become masters of seduction, as you were born
"seductress". Scarlett Johansson, Megan Fox, Jennifer Lawrence, Katy
Perry, Mila Kunis, Marilyn Monroe? After reading this book you will do better…
Learn how to:
conquer the hunk that seems unreachable (but he is not!)
make him fall in love!
be beautiful even when you feel ugly
understand if he really likes you
succeed on the first date
make him call you after the first date
have full lips, white teeth and a body capable of seducing
manage the relationship with his family (and his mother...)
keep alive the desire in your relationship.
author does not waste time to preach at you and goes straight to the point:
you'll find a never-ending series of real-life situations (in which all women
and men, newly engaged and aficionados of dating found ourselves, sooner or
later!) narrated and commented with biting irony and a critical sense which
leaves no room for doubt or second thoughts: do you want to seduce? Do as she
Discover the Secrets of Seduction revealed at the end of each chapter and...
during the reading of this book, sometimes you'll feel like being in an episode
of Friends or Sex and the City; some other times in the most romantic scene of
the most romantic of your favorite romantic movie; still others in your own
memories... memories of missed opportunities or achievements (the author has a
collection of both and she will share theme with you!) from which take example
to finally get what you want: make him worship at your altar!
Tap this treasure-store of instant Relationships ideas , couples can find spiritual refreshment as they explore God's majesty and all-sufficient power. At the same time, they will discover practical help in
The challenge of building each other up by loving
- the fun of being together and with others
the art of communication
the joy of forgiveness
And much, much more to explore in this inspirational book.
「透過本書，作者們提供了明確、以研究為基礎的指引，教導孩子自我激勵，最終能管理自己的行為。」──郝愛德．朗寇（HAL RUNKEL），婚姻與家庭治療師，著有暢銷書《Cool學：「零吼叫」養出乖寶貝》（ScreamFree Parenting）
「對任何家長而言，本書都是強大的基礎架構與解決問題的幫手。不論你的孩子是嬰孩、青少年、或處於這兩者之間的年紀，你將發現本書充滿了真實生活的體驗與策略。我呼籲每位父母今天就拿起來閱讀！」──艾咪．麥克格雷迪（AMY McCREADY），著有《＂Me, Me, Me＂ Epidemic》
「所有家長的必讀書籍。本書除了為家庭提供有效、變革的理論與技巧，還充滿了來自全球各地家長的真實生活故事。閱讀本書是件樂事，而且能立刻輕鬆上手。」──艾莉森．薛佛（ALYSON SCHAFER），著有《Honey, I Wrecked the Kids and Ain’t Misbehavin’》
Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:
· Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
· Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
· Engage your child's willing cooperation
· Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
· Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
· Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
· Resolve family conflicts peacefully
Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.
Whether you’re wondering where to buy last-minute lingerie, which restaurant has the best view of the Eiffel Tower or how to keep things hot between the sheets, the answer is simple: think like a Parisienne!
Straight from the world’s most romantic city and filled with fabulous tips and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour, this is the French woman’s ultimate guide to love and passion – in and out of the bedroom...
Love Parisienne is poised to take its place amongst bestsellers Parisian Chic and How to Be Parisian.
For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele’s daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk’s powerful communication skills to children ages two to seven.
Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life.
What do you do with a little kid who…won’t brush her teeth…screams in his car seat…pinches the baby...refuses to eat vegetables…throws books in the library...runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.
This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.
It's easy to fall into the 'entitlement trap.' You may find yourself so involved with your child's happiness that you lose sight of what your child really needs to make him or her a self-sufficient, well-balanced human being. Parenting expert and bestselling author Donna Corwin knows what that feels like—because she's been there herself. After years of struggling to give her daughter whatever she wanted, Corwin realized that instead of boosting her child's self-confidence and making her happy, her daughter was actually less equipped to handle adversity, exercise patience, or develop healthy life skills.
Corwin soon realized that this needed to change and set about reversing the negative behaviors, and she did so with great success! Now in Give Me, Get Me, Buy Me, she gives you the means to do the same, with:
• Self-evaluation tools to organize parenting priorities, set limits, and reward good behavior in a healthy way
• Insightful case studies of parenting styles that create 'entitled' behavior, as well as ways to break the cycle
• Compassionate guidance that allows you to evaluate your relationships with your parents and understand how they influence your parenting style
• Ways to filter the negative messages that bombard your children from TV, the web, and peer pressure
• Methods for creating a balanced family dialogue and for promoting core values regarding finances, chores, and manners
Most parents are perfectly fine communicators—unless they’re talking to their children. Then, too often, their pitch rises and they come across as pleading, indignant, wounded, outraged. In tone and body language they signal, I can’t handle it when you act like a child.
Dr. Wendy Mogel saw this pattern time and again in her clinical practice. In response, she developed a remarkably effective series of “voice lessons,” which she shared with parents who were struggling with their kids. The results were immediate: a shift in vocal style led to children who were calmer, listened more attentively, and communicated with more warmth, respect, and sincerity.
In Voice Lessons for Parents, Mogel elaborates on her novel clinical approach, revealing how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect through language. Drawing from sources as diverse as neuroscience, fairy tales, and anthropology, Mogel offers specific guidance for talking to children across the expanse of childhood and adolescence. She also explains the best ways to talk about your child to partners, exes, and grandparents, as well as to teachers, coaches, and caretakers. Throughout the book, Mogel addresses an obstacle that bedevils even the most seasoned and confident parent: the distraction of digital devices, how they impact our connection with our families, and what we can do about it.
Mogel’s now classic book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, is a beloved resource for a generation of parents. Voice Lessons for Parents brings her unique brand of practical wisdom to harried parents eager to deepen their relationships with their kids. “Children will lead you on an incredible journey,” writes Mogel, “if they trust you, if you take the time, and if you’re willing to follow.”
Andrew Madigan is a good guy. So good, he even makes a monthly deposit at a local sperm bank, in honor of his sister, whose marriage fell apart after being unable to conceive. But maybe Drew's a little too good--after all, he's even willing to overlook the fact that his fiancée might no longer be the person he should spend the rest of his life with, because he doesn't want to hurt her feelings.
But sparks fly when Lucy and Andrew have a chance encounter. Only problem is their chance encounter leads to a very pregnant Lucy shooting Andrew's wedding, a wedding that should never have happened to begin with...
What people are saying about Jenny Gardiner's books:
"A fun, sassy read! A cross between Erma Bombeck and Candace Bushnell, reading Jenny Gardiner is like sinking your teeth into a chocolate cupcake…you just want more."
--Meg Cabot, NY Times bestselling author of Princess Diaries, Queen of Babble and more, on Sleeping with Ward Cleaver
"As Sweet as a song and sharp as a beak, Bite Me really soars as a memoir about family--children and husbands, feathers and fur--and our capacity to keep loving though life may occasionally bite."
--Wade Rouse, bestselling author of At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream
"With a strong yet delightfully vulnerable voice, food critic Abbie Jennings embarks on a soulful journey where her love for banana cream pie and disdain for ill-fitting Spanx clash in hilarious and heartbreaking ways. As her body balloons and her personal life crumbles, Abbie must face the pain and secret fears she's held inside for far too long. I cheered for her the entire way."
--Beth Hoffman, NY Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt on Slim to None
"Jenny Gardiner has done it again--this fun, fast-paced book is a great summer read."
--Sarah Pekkanen, NY Times bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, on Slim to None
Keywords: women’s fiction, romantic comedy, humor, contemporary romance, modern fairy tale, new adult, second chances, romance, love, chick lit, chicklit, wedding, marriage, self-discovery, family issues
Parents need the expert advice of Drs. Ames and Ilg during this difficult year, to explain parent-child relations, friendships with peers, what six-year-olds excel at, how they see the world, what it feels like to be entering the first grade. Children need patience and understanding to help make this transition easier.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Their roads hadn't crossed and the stars didn't align until now...
Matured, more experienced, pierced, tattooed and hot as hell, Adrian steps back into Mia's life to reclaim his first love.
And the moment she sees him she can't even remember her own name.
Adrian Reed had always remained in Mia's heart. After all, he was her first boyfriend and the man she'd lost her virginity to, but that was twenty years ago. His sudden appearance at a bar, on a girls night out, has Mia acting like the fifteen year old girl she was when they parted.
But life now is not as simple as it was twenty years ago. With two kids, a hopeful ex-husband and new insecurities, Mia finds opening up to a new relationship more challenging.
Will she give her first love another chance, or will she push him away, this time for good?
Note: My First, My Last is an adult contemporary romance with a HEA ending.
Warning: Content for mature audience only. 18+
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You and Blackstone Affair, this exciting story will make you crave more!
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But healthy eating doesn't have to mean boring meals. It's all about making nutritious food appealing and fun for kids - and appearance counts as much as taste! Tested by parents and tasted by children, Anita's recipes will give you new idea and inspiration on what to feed your kids.
Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal
Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, “Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one holds them accountable.”
This book nullifies the government’s claims that “vaccines are safe and effective,” and reveals that the government rigged research to cover up the link between vaccines and autism. Scientific truth and the health of American children have been compromised to protect the vaccine program and the pharmaceutical industry.
The financial cost of the CDC’s corruption is staggering. The human cost is incalculable. Vaccine Whistleblower provides context to the implications of Thompson’s revelations and directs the reader to political action.
Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth, and her wide experience in the areas of conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, Barbara Coloroso explains:The three kinds of bullying, and the differences between boy and girl bulliesFour abilities that protect your child from succumbing to bullyingSeven steps to take if your child is a bullyHow to help the bullied child heal and how to effectively discipline the bullyHow to evaluate a school's antibullying policyAnd much more
This compassionate and practical guide has become the groundbreaking reference on the subject of bullying.
WORDS NOT SPOKEN is a father’s first-hand account of raising a son that could not speak or adhere to basic social norms – and his fight to find an alternative to institutionalization when his son reached adulthood. Author Lawrence Markin did not even know what autism was when his son Eric was diagnosed in 1988 at the age of two. Few people did at that time. Mr. Markin’s journey over the next two decades – from his initial quest for knowledge, to what it was like living in a household consumed by chaos, to the unique living arrangement he fought to make happen when Eric became an adult – is detailed with brutal honesty and raw emotion. The author’s wit, wisdom and honesty evoke both humor and pathos throughout the narrative.
In 2003 Anne Ford (great-granddaughter of Henry Ford) published Laughing Allegra, about the struggles of raising her learning-disabled daughter, and received a flood of letters from parents of children with LD, ADD, and ADHD, many expressing concerns about what to do as their children age.
On Their Own is an invaluable road map to ease these parents' fears and answer their questions, especially the one that haunts them daily: Will or can their child be on their own, and how? In a candid, sympathetic style, laced with real-life stories, the book covers such topics as:Social skills and datingStaying healthySibling relationshipsInteraction with employers and co-workersJob huntingFinding the right college or trade schoolEstate planning
Also included are a comprehensive resource guide and exclusive interviews with prominent professionals who have surmounted their learning disabilities: CEO's Sir Richard Branson, John Chambers, David Neeleman, and Charles Schwab, and former governor Gaston Caperton.
People and all of creation are innately good;
The resources of this goodness are directly available to everyone.
Suzanne Carter, long-time therapist and minister, helps readers understand these ideas, how to use them around children and how to implement them in their own lives.
Carter uses these principles in dealing with:
Safety and wellbeing
Teaching Right and Wrong
Teaching children to trust themselves in such a way that they will not betray themselves.
All Children are Gifted: Raising Confident and Aware Children communicates that adults must be willing to listen to their own inner knowing in order to provide a firm foundation for parenting and empowering children to become happy and well adjusted adults.
Since the rise of infant formula in the early twentieth century, breastfeeding has gone from a basic biological function to a never-ending controversy and hot topic in the media: an Instagram photo of Blake Lively breastfeeding her daughter gained 367,000 likes and was posted across media sites from USA Today to Us Weekly. A photo of an Argentinian politician breastfeeding her 8-month-old during a session of Parliament quickly went viral, drawing a mix of support and criticism. Target’s breastfeeding policy, allowing women to nurse in any area of the store, was recently shared on Facebook to praise from mothers across America. Clearly, this is a topic that constantly makes headlines and sparks heated discussion throughout the world.
Growing up, Jennifer Grayson thought nothing of the fact that her mother had not breastfed her. It wasn’t until she became a mother herself that she realized she had missed out on a natural, profound, and incredibly important experience, one that she became determined to give to her own children. Her curiosity about breastfeeding soon turned to passion, leading her to launch a worldwide search for knowledge and stories of breastfeeding.
From biblical times to eighteenth century France, from modern-day Mongolia to inner-city Los Angeles, Grayson explores the personal stories of breastfeeding women throughout history around the world. Along the way, she takes readers behind the scenes at a lactation research laboratory, interviews controversial breastfeeding figures including Dr. William Sears, and shares her own personal experience of extended breastfeeding her preschool and toddler daughters.
Unlatched is a thorough and fascinating study of one of the most contentious issues affecting society today.
Eulogies are essentially hopeful rituals that make grief more bearable.
Because eulogies are about the deceased, but for the living, they can help us prepare to live more intentionally, with an appreciation of life and with respect for the Great Mystery of death and beyond.
Eulogies draw us into a sense of community at a time when we may feel alone, and when all we have left are our memories to bring us comfort. Eulogies add to those memories and help our healing begin.
Proverbs 22:6 KJV
The experience of having one or more teenagers living in your home can be exciting and exhausting at the same time. This book addresses the realization that it can also be a very rewarding experience.
Before They Graduate is a simple, fast and informative read; a pro-active approach to your childs future, while training them up in the way he or she should go.
Every teenager, at one time or another seems to think they already know everything they need to know about growing up. However, most teenagers are craving guidance and encouragement from their loved ones, as they tackle lifes difficult transition into adulthood.
As you read Before They Graduate, you will discover the creative steps Cheryl, and her husband Gary, implemented while training up their own children. Allowing each child to be actively responsible for his or her own future has proven to be a winning formula and a beautiful testament to the loving, respectful relationship they continue to have with each of their children.
Parents with a child of any age, can benefit from Cheryls personal experiences, highlighted struggles, and the blessings she continues to enjoy as a mother whose four children are as different from each other as night is from day.
God bless you as you get to know Cheryls heart for you and your child, as you enter a season of life where what you do now will have a significant impact on your childs futureBefore They Graduate.
This read will not only open your eyes, but will open you heart.