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Good job! : the 15 things a parent should never say and what to say instead

Jennifer Lehr · Workman
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A provocative guide to the hidden dangers of "parentspeak" - those seemingly innocent phrases parents use when speaking to their young children. Imagine if every time you praise your child with "Good job!" you're actually doing harm? Or that urging a child to say "Can...
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The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively

Gary D Chapman · Northfield Publishing
Pages: 303
Format: Paperback

Over 600,000 copies sold! Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity....
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Overcoming Distractions: Thriving with Adult ADD/ADHD

David A Greenwood · Sterling
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

We know that Attention Deficit Disorder makes it tough for children to focus in school. But what happens when those kids grow up? How can they make the transition to a successful professional life? And how can newly diagnosed adults meet the challenges of the workplace? David Greenwood,...
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Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating

Moira Weigel · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Does anyone date anymore? Today, the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together, older...
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Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child

George T Lynn · Central Recovery Pr
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Screen media use (accessing digital content on tablets, cell phones, etc.) is quickly replacing traditional family time, and there is an accepted reality that nothing can be done. With few resources available, many parents are driven to the challenge of looking for a new framework to make...
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The Kids Will Be Fine: Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Women

Daisy Waugh · Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover

A bracing, hilarious manifesto for motherhood as it ought to be: spontaneous, loving, and just a little bit selfishPre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood--which even under the best...
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The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child's Tomorrow

Laura Jana · Da Capo
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

What if, despite the best of intentions, we are raising our children to succeed in a world that no longer exists? The Toddler Brain helps parents recognize the connection that exists between their own parenting behaviors and their child's ability to acquire valuable twenty-first-century...
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Tantrums!: Managing Meltdowns in Public and Private

Thomas W. Phelan · Parentmagic, Inc.
Format: Book

A straightforward approach to managing tantrums.   Noting that of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, temper tantrums may be the most upsetting, this handbook arms confused and frustrated parents with simple, easy-to-follow directions on how to best manage the problem...
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Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child

Ross W Greene · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 281
Format: Hardcover

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...
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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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The 2015 Baby Names Almanac

Emily Larson · Sourcebooks
Format: Book

The Hottest Baby Name Trends, Lists, and ForecastsAn instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose for your child tomorrow, The 2015 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to browse. Here's a sneak peak at the ideas,...
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Finding Quality Early Childcare: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents about What Matters Most

Sarah Vanover · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 122
Format: Print book

Finding Quality Early Childcare is a tool for parents to use in selecting quality childcare that best meets the needs of their family. This book reviews foundational elements of childcare, such as health and safety features, while explaining educational strategies, including styles of teaching...
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Essential Baby Sign Language: The Most Important 75 Signs You Can Teach Your Baby

Teresa R. Simpson · Adams Media
Format: Paperback

Communicate with your baby--today! With Essential Baby Sign Language, you can feel closer to your baby than you ever thought possible! Featuring seventy-five of the most important signs babies need every day, this book helps you start signing now, without spending hours learning extensive...
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Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive

Devorah Heitner · Bibliomotion
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers...
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The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse

Michael Hackard · Hackard Global Media, LLC
Pages: 166
Format: Paperback

In THE WOLF AT THE DOOR, veteran California attorney and elder financial abuse writer Michael Hackard draws from forty years of legal experience to advise families, caregivers, and professionals who work with seniors what elder financial abuse is, how to identify it, and - most importantly...
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