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The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives

Michelle Yvonne Janning · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Does putting your smartphone on a restaurant table during a date impact your relationship? How does where you place your TV in your home impact your family? The Stuff of Family Life takes readers inside the changing world of families through a unique examination of their stuff. From online...
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Raising Our Children's Children: Room in the Heart

Deborah Doucette · Taylor Trade Publishing; Second Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Based on Deborah Doucette’s personal experience raising a grandchild, this book examines the myriad factors involved in kinship care, specifically when grandparents begin to raise their grandchildren. Filled with true stories from people who have raised their children’s children,...
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All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Jennifer Senior · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects of children on their parents?In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question,...
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Daddy, Stop Talking!: And Other Things My Kids Want But Won't Be Getting

Adam Carolla · Dey Street Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king, and New York Times bestselling author of President Me, Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent.Parents, do you often think that if your kids had to grow...
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The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting

Ilana Wiles · Harry N Abrams
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Ilana Wiles is not a good mother. She's not a bad mother either. Like most of us, she's normal. From the creator of the wildly popular blog Mommy Shorts comes Ilana Wiles's first humor book on remarkably average parenting. If you want solid advice about raising kids, this book...
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Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together

Kathy MacMillan · Huron Street Press
Pages: 150
Format: Paperback

Appropriate for adults who are completely new to signing, this authoritative guide on sign language helps them engage with children up to age five, regardless of their hearing ability. Each of the eight chapters contain a variety of activities, such as games, finger plays, songs, and crafts,...
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Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need

Meg Meeker · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Pediatrician and bestselling author Meg Meeker has a message: Stop undervaluing fatherhood.We live in a culture that hails motherhood as a woman's crowning achievement yet defines men first and foremost by their professional accomplishments, treating fatherhood as almost incidental - a bonus....
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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Julie Lythcott-Haims · Henry Holt & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well"For parents...
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Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy

Jennifer Grayson · Harper
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

Since the rise of artificial formula, we have turned a biological process into a never-ending controversy: A mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son on the cover of Time magazine sets off a firestorm. Facebook takes down photos of women nursing, citing the content as "offensive."...
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The Conversation Train: A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul · Jessica Kingsley; 2 edition
Format: Hardcover

This inventive color picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Locomotives are like greetings; they get the train going. Train cars are like different speakers' turns; it is good to have at least...
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Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes

George Yancy professor of philosophy Emory University · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Our Black Sons Matter is a powerful collection of original essays, letters, and poems that addresses both the deep joys and the very real challenges of raising black boys today. From Trayvon Martin to Tamir Rice, the list of young black men who have suffered racial violence continues to grow....
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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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