A practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate, this reference offers readers clear and practical solutions. Author Lynda Shrager is a registered, national board certified occupational therapist, a master's level social worker and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with more than thirty-seven years' experience in the field of geriatrics and more than thirteen years working with seniors in their homes. It is this mix of qualification and experience that makes her an expert in adapting the environment to increase patient safety and independence. This book is designed to help seniors and their caregivers address these new challenges together to make life at home safer, more manageable and less stressful for all.
Features include: * Room-by-room walk through to evaluate and modify safety of the home * Photographs of modifications from patients' homes * Recommendations for the best home medical equipment * Where to obtain services and additional helpful resources * Check list for the reader to complete their own room by room walk through with a quick and easy guide to making each space safe and manageable * "Hacks for Health and Home" at the end of each chapter with occupational therapy tips * Vital Documents Guide for easy retrieval of important papers in case of an emergency
Bull Publishing Company
Baby Sign Language Basics
By Briant, Monta Z
Now includes streaming video, additional tips, advice, and updated resources!Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers around the globe to the miracle of signing with their babies - and left them wanting more!Now, in this newly expanded edition, Monta Z. Briant provides more than 300 American Sign Language (ASL) signs, illustrated with the same clear, easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. Baby-specific signing techniques, songs, and games are also included to make learning fun and to quickly open up two-way communication. Parents will meet real signing families and learn how to make sign language a part of their everyday interactions with their children. Also included is a video signing dictionary featuring all the signs from the book.
Hay House, Inc.
The Toddler Brain
By Jana, Laura
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 skills. Dr. Laura A. Jana draws on studies and stories from pediatrics, neuroscience, social science, and childcare, as well as the world of business and innovation to show parents how to equip their children with seven key skills. Dr. Jana explores the importance of play and curiosity, imagination and empathy, and strategically strengthening children's neural connections in their first five years.
Untying Parent Anxiety
By Sugarman, Lisa
Raising the perfect child . . . it's our dream as parents. But the reality is: the perfect child doesn't exist. Yet parents everywhere are putting the full-court press on their kids to be perfect, fixating on raising them to be smarter, faster, more successful, and more popular than their peers. And that's making today's parents and their children crazy. In Untying Parent Anxiety, nationally syndicated humor columnist and author Lisa Sugarman reminds us that our kids aren't supposed to be perfect. (And neither are we.) They're going to screw up, make mistakes, and lose their way. And as soon as we embrace the idea that parenthood is not a straight line, we unlock everyone's full potential. Drawing on her life as the perfectly imperfect mother of two daughters and more than a decade of working in the school system, Sugarman deconstructs some of the biggest myths facing parents and offers advice and strategies to help soothe anxious moms and dads.
By Redd, Nancy Amanda
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Redd's visual guide to pregnancy and all the bizarre, hilarious, and often unanticipated changes a woman's body can go through.WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN?! -- This is not the thought you want to be having when you're frantically Googling whether your pregnancy symptom is normal or an emergency. Just when you thought there could never be another pregnancy book, Pregnancy, OMG! comes along, and you realize how much the current market is missing. Did you know that: your nose can change size and shape? Your fingernails, far from growing long and strong, can crack or fall off? You can completely (temporarily) lose your sense of smell? That 5% of women grow a third boob? More seriously, that 25-50% percent of the partners of women with postpartum depression develop it themselves, or that 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage? This is a one-stop guide to every change a woman's body can go through while pregnant, and is unlike anything for expecting parents on the market: it is illustrated by full-color photographs of a diverse set of real pregnant women of all shapes, sizes and ages.
Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella's delightful essays are sure to strike a chord with every woman. Their nine book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today, and has been compared to the late greats Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron.
St. Martin's Press
Like a Mother
By Garbes, Angela
What to read after What to Expect . . . . A badass, feminist, and personal deep-dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and early motherhood that debunks myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.
Like most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? What are the signs and effects of post-partum depression?
But as she discovered, it's not easy to find satisfying answers. Your OB will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate information; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural myths that surround motherhood to find answers to her questions that had only previously been given through a lens of what women ought to do - instead of allowing them the freedom to choose the right path themselves.
In Like a Mother, Angela offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, chemistry, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, informed by research, reportage, and her own experience. With a journalist's curiosity and discipline, a mother's urgency, and a food writer's insatiability, she explores the science behind the pressing questions women have about a number of subjects, including postpartum hormones, breast milk, and miscarriage.
Infused with candor and humor, born out of awe, appreciation, and understanding of the human body and its workings, Like a Mother is a full-frontal look at what's really happening underneath your skin (and to it) , and why women need to know.
When Your Child Has Food Allergies
By Schwartz, Mireille
All the answers parents need.
Keeping kids safe takes vigilance. But when your child has food allergies, the challenge is greater and you worry that much more. As a food-allergy mom (and someone seriously allergic herself) , author Mireille Schwartz has been through it all. Now, in this clear, reassuring guide she helps you get a handle on food allergies, establish new routines, and restore peace and order to family life. You'll learn to: Spot the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction - Navigate testing and diagnosis - Decipher ingredient labels, keeping an eye out for -hidden- allergens - Allergy-proof your whole home--not just the kitchen - Create an emergency kit and an allergy action plan - Make school a safe and enjoyable environment - Find lunchbox substitutions your kid will like - Deal with restaurants, playdates, birthday parties, holidays, and other group celebrations - Plan for safe travels-- from summer camp to family getaways - And more From protecting your child to teaching them to take care of themselves, When Your Child Has Food Allergies covers it all so your life can get back to normal.
The Trembling Answers
By Teicher, Craig Morgan
At once an extension of and a departure from his previous explorations of family and art, Craig Morgan Teicher's The Trembling Answers delves boldly into the tangled realms of fatherhood, marriage, and poetry. Dealing with the day-to-day of family life - including the alert anxiety and remarkable beauty of caring for a child with severe cerebral palsy - these personal narratives brightly illuminate the relationship that exists between poetry and a life fiercely lived.Video Baby MonitorA watchedpot never boils, so perhapsa son on a screen neverdies. Like the eyesof a painting this imagefollows wherever we move.Surveillance is love, loveis every moment the last.Barely moving picture, memoryof now, sleep, be still, besafe. Night is long, life short.I cover you with my eyes.
BOA Editions Ltd.
The Other Side of Impossible
By Meadows, Susannah
You're faced with a difficult health condition. You have exhausted medicine's answers. What do you do?
In The Other Side of Impossible, Susannah Meadows tells the real-life stories of seven families who were determined to solve the unsolvable. Their adventures take us to the outer frontiers of medical science to cutting-edge complementary therapies, as Meadows explores research into the mind's potential to heal the body, the possible role food may play in reversing disease, the power of agency, perseverance, and hope - and more.
When journalist Susannah Meadows noticed her three-year-old son, Shepherd, shying away from soccer practice, she had no idea it was the first sign of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The diagnosis was the first step of a long journey, physically painful for Shepherd and emotionally wrenching for Susannah and her family. But they pressed on, and using a combination of traditional and complementary medicine they beat the disease, and the odds.
Meadows chronicles her own story, and the stories of families like hers who persisted when traditional medicine alone wasn't enough. One boy who has severe food allergies undergoes an unconventional therapy and is soon eating everything. An organic farmer in Washington State tries to solve the puzzle of her daughter's epileptic seizures. A physician with MS creates her own combination of treatments and goes from a wheelchair to riding a bike again. A child diagnosed with ADHD refuses to take medication and instead improves his life, and the life of his family, after changing his diet. Other families take on rheumatoid arthritis and autistic behaviors.
Meadows takes you into the lives of remarkable people, their heartbreaks and triumphs. She includes new information about traditional and nontraditional medicine and the latest science on how the health of our gut bacteria is connected to wellness - and how the right foods play a key role in helping this microscopic population thrive. She also talks with scientists who study the traits and circumstances that may make some people keep going when others feel helpless. These researchers are illuminating the psychology of healing - how the mind, and asserting control over your body and health, can play a part in recovery.
Fascinating, moving, and profoundly inspiring, The Other Side of Impossible gives us people driven by love, desperation, and astonishing resolve - a community of the defiant who share an extraordinary talent for hope and for fighting the battle for healing in today's world and tomorrow's.
Advance praise for The Other Side of Impossible
"An amazing book - insightful, compassionate, and quite possibly life-changing." - Curtis Sittenfeld
"I laughed out loud more than once, choked up more than twice, and generally marveled at the lovely humanity and sharp mind at work. This extremely useful guide to never giving up is journalism at its most responsible, intelligent, and compassionate." - Kelly Corrigan
Random House Publishing Group
By Mcclure, Vimala Schneider
Master the techniques of infant massage and incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life with this revised and updated edition.For generations, mothers around the world have known that the soft touch of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. The latest scientific research confirms that physical affection is vital to the development and wellness of children - easing discomfort, releasing tension, improving sleep, helping premature infants gain weight, even aiding asthmatic children to improve their breathing. Now Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, has revised and updated her beloved classic. Inside you'll find * specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, and chest and nasal congestion * easy-to-follow instructions and photographs demonstrating each step * new information on the benefits of skin-to-skin contact * instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs * lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience * a special chapter dedicated to fathers * compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parentsPraise for Infant Massage"Speaking as a pediatrician, the best advice I can give you is to try the techniques described in this book.
Raising Cooperative Kids
By Forgatch, Marion
What's the recipe for a happy family? A spirit of cooperation. Instilling a spirit of cooperation in children is the real secret to providing the gift of a happy childhood, being a "good" parent, and building the family you've always wanted.In Raising Cooperative Kids, research psychologists Marion Forgatch and Gerald Patterson, one of the original developers of Time Out, provide parenting techniques that tap deep-rooted human instincts, making them universal and easy to use no matter where you live or how your family is structured. Developed over 40 years of practice and tested in clinical and prevention trials, these skills empower parents to teach their children new behaviors, change unwanted behaviors, and reduce family conflicts. Together, Forgatch, Patterson, and Friend give parents the formula to overcome family struggles and inspire children to cooperate -- from toddlerhood into their teens.
The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2018
By Testa, Len
Your no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide to Disney's Cruise LineThe Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line by with Erin Foster, Laurel Stewart, and Ritchey Halphen describes the best of Disney's ships and itineraries, including a couple of stellar restaurants, top-notch children's activities, and Castaway Cay, one of the best vacation islands in the Caribbean.The book also lists which on-board entertainment and restaurants should be skipped, including recommendations on what to do instead. Along the way, this indispensable travel companion shows how to save money; choose the right stateroom, ship, and itinerary; and get to and from the cruise with ease.The guide also provides full coverage of the Disney-run European river cruises and includes itinerary and port guides.
Mama Took Care of Me
By Murphy, Marietta
''Mama Took Care of Me'' tells the true story of growing up and growing old. A young girl or boy hearing this story may have that aha moment--as young Marietta did at age five--when she realized that someday, life will come full circle.
Beaver's Pond Press
By Ockwell-smith, Sarah
A practical guide that presents an alternative to shouting, shaming, and blaming--to give kids the skills they need to grow and thrive
Discipline is an essential part of raising happy and successful kids, but as more and more parents are discovering, conventional approaches often don't work, and can even lead to more frustration, resentment, power struggles, and shame.
Enter Sarah Ockwell-Smith, a popular parenting expert who believes there's a better way. Citing the latest research in child development, psychology and neuroscience, Gentle Discipline debunks common myths about punishments, rewards, the "naughty chair," and more, and presents practical, connection-based techniques that really work--and that bring parents and kids closer together instead of driving then apart. Topics include:
Setting--and enforcing--boundaries and limits with compassion and respect Focusing on connection and positivity instead of negative consequences Working with teachers and other caregivers Breaking the cycle of shaming and blaming
Filled with ideas to try today, Gentle Discipline helps parents of toddlers as well as school-age kids embrace a new, more enlightened way to help kids listen, learn and grow.