Every new adventure also requires the security of holding onto the familiar.
Forty years ago, Annemarie Roeper, Ed.D. was inspired by the children at Roeper School to create a series of books... More > addressing the concerns of young children. These timeless stories are now being released for the enjoyment of a new generation.< Less
Reviews at: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-temperaments-and-the-adult-child-relationship/10281000 (The 1st Ed.) For teachers, parents and ALL adults that interact with children - this book... More > is as comprehensive as a textbook but as readable as a novel. Through guides, examples, stories and lessons the reader learns how to type him/herself, family members, students, and friends and to delve into the mysteries of how the different temperaments interact with each other. Because these interactions are unique, depending on the age and relationship of the people, this book focuses only on the adult-child relationship which can differ greatly from the adult-adult relationship or the child-child relationship. However, while this book does focus on the relationships between adults and children, one can also benefit from reading the different sections and applying some of the wisdom to his/her own relationships with other adults or by extrapolating ideas from the sections to help siblings get along better.< Less
Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP is a certified speech language pathologist who has specialized for over 12 years in helping children love a variety of food. Her practice focuses on the family and... More > teaching the fundamentals of parenting in the kitchen. Mel wrote this book in the same manner that she works with families; with an open heart and a touch of humor. Raising an adventurous eater is meant to be fun. Enjoy the journey!
“This is a much needed book.
Happy Mealtimes addresses the important and neglected topic of HOW to feed children. It has all the tools you need to help your child explore new tastes and enjoy eating!”
- Carolyn Aibel, Ph.D.< Less
Birth Movement is an instructional photo book. Each page features a position with color photographs taken in a hospital labor and delivery room; a code for appropriate use: laboring, pushing,... More > epidural, narcotic; and a description with instructions for the execution of the position
This book is for pregnant women and their birth partners, doulas, midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, and obstetricians to learn how to use movement, positions and birth tools such as the birth sling, birth ball, and squat bar to support natural and low intervention childbirth in the hospital setting. The foreword is written by Katherine Parker Bryden.< Less
Ask any parent of twins and they will tell you that the early months are the most challenging. Caring for two babies at a time can become confusing and downright stressful. Who was fed when? Which... More > twin needs a diaper change? Is it time for the next dose of medication? With the Double Duty Log Book for Twins you can save your sanity and stay on schedule! Keep track of both babies with one convenient daily log. Quickly and easily fill in feedings, diaper changes, naps, medications, important appointments and other notes. Useful for parents and caretakers alike. Gain helpful insight into your twins’ sleeping and eating habits as well as general behavior patterns. Coil bound for easy access. Handy 3 month supply.< Less
This memoir chronicles the hilarity and severity of raising two amazing little boys with dramatically different special needs. Within two weeks I was informed that my newborn had cerebral palsy and... More > my one year old was diagnosed with autism. I have an uncommonly tough but humorous approach to handling the tidal wave of responsibility that comes when navigating through the confusing and all consuming worlds of Medical Assistance, HIPAA and Early Intervention. This family could have been crushed beneath the weight of such adversity but the Ufemas have only grown stronger. We are an unconventional family living an unconventional life. We break rules and make rules. The boys’ progress has been nothing short of miraculous. On paper our story sounds tragic, but if you turn the first page or walk in our front door you will immediately be drawn into our beautifully, crazy lives.
Sometimes, when you listen closely, you can hear the sound of life changing. Let it.< Less
When their youngest child, Matthew, was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, ADD and OCD, Kathy and Tony Giordano tried everything they could think of to alleviate Matt’s severe symptoms and... More > significant behavior issues. But once they discovered their son’s undeniable talent for drumming, the Giordanos began to focus on Matt’s abilities instead of only on his difficulties.
In this no-holds-barred memoir, the Giordanos discuss Matt’s intense childhood symptoms and the family’s feelings of isolation and blame. Kathy shares her desperate search for an answer and struggle to keep her family intact, while Tony tells the story of a frustrated yet determined father. Matt reflects on his difficult childhood and provides tips for parents of children with similar obstacles, plus explains the critical support that allowed him to start his company, Drum Echoes, Inc.< Less
In the Name of Love Is a must read for adults and teens alike. Sylinda Mumphery brings to the forefront the challenges our children face today, i.e., pre-marital sex, drug abuse, absentee fathers and... More > mothers and how serious peer pressure can be. Imani, the main character of the book is a prime example of our modern day teen facing the daily challenges of either fitting in or walking the life that was presdestined for her.< Less
Mama’s Notebook provides you with an easy, flexible, and efficient way to organize your life. In one glance, you can coordinate your meal plan with the whole day’s events and tasks, and... More > there’s always ample room to take notes on the things that matter to you most! Unlike other planners, you can start up Mama’s Notebook on any week of the year, and you can skip weeks as needed. The back section of the planner provides you with easy reference sheets to help you schedule and shop efficiently. www.mamasnotebooks.com< Less
People around the world say:
In a child's lunch box, a mother's thoughts.
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you fall short, you will... More > land among the stars.
You are not a loser til you quit trying.
We change to win.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
If there is no wind, row.< Less
There are aliens among us. Really.
We’re not talking about Yoda or E.T. or even My Favorite Martian. We’re talking about the extraterrestrials that live in our very homes. They may... More > appear vaguely humanoid, but they have their own language, culture, rituals, eating habits. They are a distinct and separate race whose ways are not ours.
We’re talking, of course, about “Tweens.”
Lovin’ the Alien is a humorous look at life with a tween. How does a self-described “middle-aged mom” cope with the ups and downs of parenting an adolescent girl in the digital age?
With a little white wine, a lot of technology, and an unfailing sense of humor.
Based on the wildly popular blog, "Lovin' the Alien," this book is the perfect gift for parents of tweenagers. Or the perfect treat if you find yourself in that particular ... um ... otherworldly situation.< Less
The purpose of The Sport Parent’s Playbook is to provide some support for the good ideas that sport parents have and some reflections to minimize the bad ones. It is a playbook to refer to for... More > establishing the “when in doubt do this” list for sports parents. The entries are short. They are meant to be easy and focused reads. The first section Foundations relates core ideas that are at the root of successful sports parenting. The second section Beyond the Basics dives into the challenging concepts of specialization and the role of fun in competitive play. The text concludes with Philosophical Musings. These articles put some thought to the societal dilemmas of parental pushing, abusive coaching, and rewarding the young athlete. It is the hope that these pages will serve as a guide to parents and a discussion starter for sports communities.< Less
Madison illuminates her mother’s world. Some days, Jennifer White Gradnigo feels like Madison’s the only thing in her world. She wanted a child so badly before she met her husband that... More > she was in the process of adoption. When Madison came into their life, it truly was like Christmas. However, she didn’t fully realize how all-consuming motherhood would be for her.
In Motherhood: Not for the Weak, Jennifer talks candidly about what she experienced during her pregnancy and in the weeks immediately after giving birth. She never heard about most of what she experienced from anyone, including her sisters. Once she started sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly about pregnancy, it seemed to make others feel comfortable enough to do the same. Jennifer shares honest reflections about her pregnancy, birth story, and the first few weeks postpartum.< Less
Today’s headlines about the actions of twenty-first-century children tell us that they are in distress. Unusual behaviors surface as disobedience, failure to learn, anxiety about socializing,... More > excessive excitability, and inability to follow directions. What can parents do?
In this guide, Dr. Maria R. Burgio reminds parents that while many behavior problems are part of growing up, they must distinguish between normal behaviors and those that require help. She explains how children normally develop from infancy through adolescence and provides worksheets for tracking behaviors and identifying problems outside the normal range.
Dr. Burgio also identifies the special challenges of parenting twenty-first-century children, discussing topics such as sexual activity and substance abuse in children and adolescents, as well as how social media can effect social development.
As a twenty-first-century parent, you must get the information you need, for a wise parent is the key to a healthy child.< Less
Dive into the mind of an early 20th century school teacher as Elizabeth Humphreys explores the development of child education. Using the works of German scholar Friedrich Froebel as her cornerstone,... More > Elizabeth Humphreys discusses and analyzes the various stages of children's mental and spiritual growth, from their toddler years into adulthood. Focusing on how their development not only effects their education but also their families, communities and their overall perspective of the world around them.< Less
The journey towards motherhood is not an easy one for any new mum-to-be, let alone one who has a long history of anxiety and depression. This book is a collection of diary style blog entries kept... More > over the course of one year. From the first positive pregnancy test (or four) to baby'a first christmas, this book chronicles one epic, and life-changing journey to becoming 'mum'. At times funny, often poignant but always honest, this is every new Mums' experience, from one girls unique perspective.< Less