The Partner's 20 Minute Guide helps spouses utilize CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) and Motivational Techniques to help you change your child's substance use. Family members who... More > are trained in CRAFT are more likely (than those trained to do interventions or who attend Al-Anon) to reduce or stop substance use in their loved one as well as increase the loved one’s willingness to get help. In CRAFT, the concerned family member (that’s you!) also feels better. This guide will help you with such tools as: How to react when your partner has been using substances and when he has NOT been using; Getting more of what you want to see from your partner and less of what you don’t; How to talk to your partner so that you are more likely to be heard; How to take care of yourself all along the way!< Less
The Parent's 20 Minute Guide helps parents utilize CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) and Motivational Techniques to help you change your child's substance use. Family members who... More > are trained in CRAFT are more likely (than those trained to do interventions or who attend Al-Anon) to reduce or stop substance use in their loved one as well as increase the loved one’s willingness to get help. In CRAFT, the concerned family member (that’s you!) also feels better. This guide will help you with such tools as: How to react when your child has been using substances and when he has NOT been using; How to co-parent and collaborate as effectively and smoothly as possible; Getting more of what you want to see from your child and less of what you don’t; How to talk to your child so that you are more likely to be heard; How to take care of yourself all along the way< Less
A sobering picture of the elderly exploitation epidemic that reveals legitimate issues with a true crime story line. The author is a Florida detective recognized as an expert investigator of... More > exploitation crimes who presents 11 shocking and factual investigations. He dispels the myths of this misunderstood crime while providing practical prevention advice.... How to recognize exploitation, expose exploiters and help them to incriminate themselves....Why you should not depend on the government for protection if you lose mental capacity.... Easy legal steps to take to prevent someone from emptying an elder's bank accounts. The author enlightens the reader with perspective through his first-hand investigative experiences.< Less
Mothers average 14 to 15 months without menstruation after childbirth when they breastfeed according to the Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding. The author analyzes the research and focuses... More > on the seven mothering behaviors that define ecological breastfeeding. This form of baby care is the gold standard of going for the green. It is eminently healthy for mother and baby and will save parents many times the small cost of this life-changing book.< Less
You stayed up all night with a crying baby. Dad escaped the madness claiming an early morning meeting. There's nothing to eat in the house. If you bring all the kids to Walmart, your head may... More > explode. What's a mom to do?
The Kids Drank Pickle Juice will convince you that you are not alone. So plop the kids in front of the TV and heat up your cup of coffee for the third time. Then dig in for a laugh and a sigh. We're all in this together!
"Martie Byrd’s triumphant reign over a houseful of teens… in the easy-going, witty tone we’ve all come to know and love. If there’s any down-to-earth woman out there who’s literally capable of doing it all, it’s Martie….
taking over the world one large leap at a time."--
Lauren Ford, Beck Media Group
"So relevant to my world--down to earth in a lighthearted "You've been there, haven't you?" way. You can digest it with a smile...and walk away thinking, "Maybe I am normal!" "
--Robin Kingery< Less
Age happens--then everything else hits the fan. When my father-in-law's life changes overnight, mine does, too. These mostly light-hearted stories offer encouragement to others in a similar... More > situation--past, present or future. See Pop romance the Little Debbie brownies, battle against bathing, and enjoy being the "only rooster in the henhouse." Meet the Old Lady Gang at Mayberry, and Bossy Barb, the elf Santa doesn't talk about. Pop’s stories also candidly describe how he adjusts to communal living, handles his increasing infirmity and his approaching death from pancreatic cancer. We’re all riding the same train, so join us on our simple adventures as we haul ourselves out of the wreckage. (Also available at amazon.com, on Kindle, and at www.barbara-blanks.com)< Less
Louis Silberman and his ex-wife Shelley Cook guide you through the seemingly endless maze of post-divorce drama with brutal honesty and compassion. Find out how they managed to go from bitter enemies... More > to good friends--and even co-workers by choice! Louis and Shelley are real people who have been in the trenches of divorce and figured out through trial and error how to make the impossible, possible.
You’ll learn that you and your children are not alone in your life’s struggle as you read their story along with scores of others who share their pain, parental worries, hope and inspiration. You’ll also discover proven methods of reducing stress, managing your anger, dodging your ex’s verbal bullets, “getting back in the game” and most importantly, helping your children flourish both mentally and emotionally.
Real people. Real stories. Real solutions.< Less
When Carla Wardin found out she was having twins, she tried to learn everything there was to know about babies before they arrived. And what did she learn?
That everyone was wrong. Her experience... More > was nothing like what the books described.
Enjoy the funny, open, and reassuring advice for both mothers and fathers as Carla walks you through pregnancy into toddlerhood … times two.< 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 is a story of a poor but happy
boy living in the early 1900's. It is a
testimonial to the idea that love and
harmony within a family, coupled
with faith in God, are the most
important aspects of... More > life.< 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
Read through the pages of over 60 families lives as they journey through loss and find their way to hope. Read the stories of these little lives that changed the world...because they lived.
In your... More > cloud of grief you may not see that answer now. You may not see the hope that forms roots and begins to sprout somewhere along that lonely road you will begin to travel. But you will find it, in your own way. Each mother and father in this book can testify to the fact that this world is a much different place...because they lived.
And I invite you in your time, to draw your pen and write your heart out in a story, your story, to include in this book of angelic life. There lies a journal of blank pages at the end, so the “world” too, may know of your child.
Because they lived.
Proceeds from this book will be used to spread awareness on Pregnancy and infant Loss and help others through their own grief journeys.< Less
What do you do when you are introduced into the World of Autism? Well, you find Hope and Healing along your journey into the "Life Flip" while wearing a lot of "Hats"!
Read... More > about Hope and Healing in the World of Autism, one "Hat" at a time. Maureen Brice Bordelon is a parent and member of the Autism community and has nurtured her child, family and herself through heartache, confusion, loss, joy, hope and enlightenment. Along the way, she has worn different "Hats" in numerous fields of interest to attain goals, treatments and healing, all of which are accumulated and hang on her Autism HatRack.
When you find yourself lost and hopeless on your journey, read Maureen's book to find inspiration, guidance, humor and HOPE to help flip your "Life Flip" around.
For more info go to: www.MyAutismHatRack.com< Less
Your journey through twin pregnancy is something you'll want to remember. This journal provides a simple, easy way to keep track of both your developing babies, as well as your own thoughts and... More > memories. Month to month format with additional pages for "Labor and Delivery" and "Twinformation" for when your twins are born. Space to add pictures too. You will enjoy having the journal as a keepsake or to compare other pregnancies you may have with singletons. Its convenient coil binding makes it easy to fill out. And, you can take it just about anywhere for making entries on the go.< Less
Small Town, Big Dreams is a community anthology featuring the writings of a diverse group of residents from the Central Coast town of Guadalupe California. Here we have our parents, social-workers,... More > volunteers and community leaders sharing their life experiences and wisdom. Each is making a difference in their own way, using their own skills. Their ultimate goal is to help our community thrive and to give future generations the opportunity for a healthy and fulfilling future.< Less
"This book will not give you a step-by-step of how-to-raise-your-child. It’s not a memoir, and it won’t tell you how to cure or prevent autism. What it will do is offer the unique... More > perspective of one autistic young woman. It will bring you into her life, her mind, her world. It will explain how she thinks and what she believes, and it will give you her ideas about how to help your child with autism be as content as he can be while still remaining autistic." Enter into the world of one autistic young woman as she offers parents insight into how she thinks, feels, and acts. Organized by topic, Living in Technicolor contains poetry, blog posts, and question-and-answer sections to give you the inside view on life with autism.< Less
This is a story about a mother with a son born with Moebius Syndrome among other medical issues. Throughout this book, she takes you through the first 9 years of his life.
Experiencing many... More > emotions as you read, each page will leave you wanting more. So take a journey through the eyes of this mother as she tells you about the boy who smiles with his ♥< Less