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Gender Roles in American Life

Constance L. Shehan · ABC-CLIO
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

This two-volume set examines how the evolution of gender roles in the United States has changed family dynamics, business practices, and our concepts of womanhood and manhood as well as affected debates about equality, political and military service, and childrearing roles and practices.*...
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Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Peggy Orenstein · Harper
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

The author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a groundbreaking picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post-princess stage high school through college and reveals how they are negotiating it. A generation gap has emerged between parents and their...
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Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence

Amy Blackstone · Dutton
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From Dr. Amy Blackstone, childfree woman, co-creator of the blog we're {not} having a baby, and nationally recognized expert on the childfree choice, comes a definitive investigation into the history and current growing movement of adults choosing to forgo parenthood: what it means...
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Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed

LAURIE KILMARTIN · Rodale Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

An honest, irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide to coping with death and dying from Emmy-nominated writer and New York Times bestselling co-author of Sh*tty Mom Laurie Kilmartin.

Death is not for the faint of heart, and sometimes the best way to cope is through humor....

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Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas

TOM PAPA · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

It's hard being a person, especially in a family, and no one knows that better than stand-up comedian, family man, and Live From Here head writer and performer, Tom Papa.

How do you deal with a life filled with a whole host of characters and their bizarre, inescapable behavior?...

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The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be

Anya Kamenetz · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

Standardized assessments test our children, our teachers, our schools - and increasingly, our patience.Your child is more than a score. But in the last twenty years, schools have dramatically increased standardized testing, sacrificing hours of classroom time. What is the cost to students,...
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Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches

Hillary Frank · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time

Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners...
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How Children Learn, 50th anniversary edition

John Caldwell Holt · Da Capo Lifelong Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

From the preface by Deborah Meier:

"We have a long way to go to make John Holt's dream available to all children. But his books make it possible and easier for many of us to join him in the journey."

In this enduring classic, rich with deep, original insight into...
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No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us

Rachel Louise Snyder · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Gut-wrenching, required reading."-Esquire, "Most Anticipated Books of 2019"

An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse...

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The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

Erika Christakis · Viking, 2016.
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

"Teach your children well. It's easier to sing than do. Erika Christakis wants to foment a revolution in early childhood education, and with this deeply insightful, scientifically grounded, and utterly original book, she may just get her way."
- Dan Gilbert, author of...
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Dragonfly: A Daughter's Emergence from Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents

Lori Ashley Taylor · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A parent's guide to helping children with autism maximize their potential. Over a decade ago, an autism diagnosis had confined Lori Ashley Taylor's daughter Hannah to an inaccessible world. Lori became a tireless researcher, worker, and advocate, and her dedication showed results....
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Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: A Parents' Guide to Early Speech-Language Development and Treatment

Mary A Hardin-Jones · Woodbine House,
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Turn to this book for family-friendly guidance and support for young children with clefts--cleft lip, cleft palate, and cleft lip/palate--one of the most commonly occurring birth defects. Learn about: - what clefts are - how they are repaired and when - feeding problems before and after...
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Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions

TANYA ALTMANN · American Academy of Pediatrics
Pages: 260
Format: Paperback

Parents of children from birth to age three will find answers to their most-frequently asked questions about child health and wellness in this easy-to-understand volume. Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, practicing pediatrician and frequent contributor to NBC's "Today" show, helps parents...
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Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages® for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities

Gary Chapman · Northfield Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

"With a frank and honest observation on how disability can unravel family unity, this book inspires and equips us to live out our faith as we interact with those we love."

-Joni Eareckson Tada, founder & CEO, Joni and Friends

Between the worry, the doctor's...

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The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver

Donna Thomson · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

With a foreword by Judy Woodruff, The Unexpected Journey of Caring is a practical guide to finding personal meaning in the 21st century care experience.


Personal transformation is usually an experience we actively seek out - not one that hunts us down. Becoming a caregiver is one transformation...
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