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STOP YELLING, START LISTENING - Understanding Your Middle School Child By Darryl Sollerh, Leslie King, LCSW
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“Sage advice for frustrated parents.” KIRKUS REVIEWS Through their years of working with Middle Schoolers and their parents, Leslie King, LCSW, and Darryl Sollerh have developed a... More > compassionate yet realistic approach that takes into consideration both the parent and child's point of view. Filled with real-life examples, they examine the likely flashpoints for family conflicts, from Middle Schooler social lives to their homework habits, from their misrepresentations to their calls for fairness, from their demands for independence to their need for dependence. King and Sollerh's approach, at heart, seeks to spark an empathetic awakening in both parent and child, not only as they each meet the initially difficult phases of any challenge or crisis, but also as they move into the future, guided by a new awareness capable of supporting their ongoing efforts to grow in a relationship of shared dialogs, mutual respect and deepening understanding. Or as King and Sollerh envision it: the dance.< Less
The Faith of a Child By Stefan Lanfer
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Preparing for fatherhood? Freaked out? Help is here. When a woman prepares for motherhood, other women guide her on her way. Not so a dad-to-be, who gets pats on the back, corny jokes, or vague... More > assurances he’ll do fine. Until now, his best hope was by-moms-for-moms baby books--a gap filled by Stefan Lanfer’s The Faith of a Child. According to Lanfer, when his wife was pregnant, "I was STRESSED out, and the guys around me no help—until, just in time, I hosted a group of dads at our home. I fed them dinner. They fed me their stories.” As he listened, says Lanfer, “I got inside the dad head space. Finally, I felt ready.” To pay forward this gift, Lanfer shares his stories in The Faith of a Child, which tracks Lanfer’s journey to and into fatherhood. To dads-to-be, Lanfer says, "If you want tips, tactics, and advice for childbirth and parenting, you’ve got dozens of choices. But, if you want real stories that actually let you picture fatherhood, The Faith of a Child is for you."< Less
Walk With Me By Kristin L. Lanari
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The relationship with a sibling is one of the longest in a person’s life – often longer than the relationship with a parent, spouse, or best friend. Written from the siblings’... More > perspective, this compilation of stories celebrates the joys and challenges of having a sibling with Down syndrome. As people with Down syndrome live longer, fuller lives, their siblings take on the important task of providing care, support, and love. It is a difficult job, and one we did not ask for – but we wouldn’t trade it for anything. The stories in this book are written by siblings who believe in faith, hope, and unconditional love that redefine what it means to be a family.< Less
The Everyday Family Chore System By Vicki Bentley
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Practical ideas for getting your family to help at home - from a busy mom of eight and foster mom of over fifty! Includes the tried-and-true How-to-Do-It cards now used successfully in many homes,... More > ideas for using the cards as a stand-alone system or in conjunction with another system you may already be using, plus tips on how to organize your household to maximize success. 88 pages, lay-flat coil binding. Also available in e-book format so you can print the cards straight from your computer!< Less