Family Reunification: An Everyday Encounter assists families impacted by incarceration and/or reentry process where it is common to experience disconnect in relationships with loved ones. This book... More > strives to assist families in the difficult restoration and reunification process, increase a connection through education, and assist in building intrapersonal
and interpersonal skills which are kin to learning to speak a new language.
Be patient and practice these new skills in your class, support group or therapy session.< Less
The dream of parenting is a little different than the reality; there are times when challenges arise. In Practical Parenting, author Kathleen Lovlie offers a concise, true and achievable guide for... More > parenting in the current world, from birth through adolescence.
Written by a pediatrician, anthropologist, and mother who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, Practical Parenting provides information to help parents address and deal with many facets of child rearing.
Dr. Lovlie explains that how we raise our children builds the framework for their future. With honesty, courage, and a few common sense guidelines, we can raise children who are self-confident, responsible, and brave. Then, if they choose, they can reach for the stars.< 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
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
"Stuck in My Own Family Tree" is a collection of nostalgic family stories. Starting with a stern Grossmutter, one cousin’s struggle to maintain her family in war-torn Europe, exciting... More > births and tragic deaths, all these family members come to life in these pages.
The previous generation of Pat’s family helped the Allies win World War II in the twentieth century by patrolling during blackouts and by building fighter planes. One cousin gave his life for our country from injuries sustained at the D-Day invasion.
A succeeding generation, Pat’s family of nine, traveled to France for a year of struggle to fit in and learn the language. Children recall their methods of coping with school with a French flavor.
Each new generation produces family stories of their own, some inspiring, some so awesome they are hard to believe, some just plain funny.
Stewart uses her knack for storytelling to pass on tales that will inspire and amuse the next generations. It is a heartwarming trip down memory lane.< 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
Drastic times have seen drastic measures in American History. Families have evolved and the teenagers of today appear to be so much different than the youth of yesterday. But are they really that... More > different than yesterday’s youth? This book takes a look at the three factors that influence youth: Music, Media and Peers.In Xbox, Hip Hop and Dreadlocks we introduce, analyze and develop strategies geared toward improving our ability to approach, communicate and interact on a positive level with the youth of today.< 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
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
The Homeschool Notebook by Mama’s Notebooks provides you with a convenient and efficient way to lay out unit or monthly school plans. Each planning chart gives you room to lay out nine... More > subjects, Monday-Friday. The chart boxes are made to have space for listing plans for more than one child.
The rear section of the notebook has space for you to plan out schedules, chores and routines, track field trips, list resources and activities, keep wish lists, recap and brainstorm for next year—all in one notebook!
Included are 52 week pages for families who homeschool year round or in case you just need a fresh sheet to rework one of your weeks. There’s plenty of space! Pages are not pre-dated so that you have maximum flexibility in customizing the notebook to your family’s needs.< Less
Author Stephen Andriko provides expert analysis that affords the reader a non-judgmental approach to navigate through the maze of confusion that surrounds this extremely sensitive subject. He... More > discusses various delivery means such as in-home care or out-of-home placement. Further, he discusses average costs for the various alternatives and offers resources that can help along the journey. The purpose of the book is to minimize the effects that painful emotion can have on the decision process.< Less
Graeme Smith, MD, PhD is a Professor and Head of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Queen’s University. He works with many families who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth. He has developed a... More > website (www.themothersprogram.ca) as a resource for women during pregnancy and after delivery.
Sian Phillips, PhD is a Child Psychologist who is an adjunct professor at Queen’s University who specializes in working with interpersonal trauma and attachment issues.
Jerri Oehler, PhD is a pediatric nurse/psychologist at the Carteret Clinic for Adolescents and Children affiliated with Duke University. She has a long history of working with families who have had a loss during pregnancy or postpartum.
Malia Murphy is a PhD student at Queen’s University studying complications in pregnancy and their impact on maternal outcomes.< Less
“Avoiding the Autism Trap” is an honest and practical guide to recovering your family from some of the most prominent impacts of raising a child with special needs. Every parent, every... More > teacher, and every therapist should have this straight forward and informative guide in the palms of their hands. New parents and seasoned parents alike will find the contents of this book both delightfully refreshing, simple, and well put. This book serves two main purposes: To empower families of children with special needs to live their best life, and to educate the world around those families. Avoid the “Autism Trap,” and take back control over your social life, your finances, and your marriage.< Less
Being a new parent can be hard and anyone who has been through it will tell you there's no instruction manual on doing it the right way. My daughter was born when I was only 16 and I had to figure... More > things out the hard way. This book chronicles some of the trials and tribulations I dealt with as a first time parent and throughout I give advice on how to avoid certain pitfalls in parenting and work through some almost inevitable challenges. Some things I say you may or may not agree with; either way you may be right, after all no two situations are the same. But I know what it feels like to be a new parent, especially an unprepared teenage parent, trying your best to raise a child and wondering “What in the world have I gotten myself into!?” If you’re an African American, Caucasian or other, whether you’re a teenage parent or just a parent of an infant or young child and are looking for a little help, well I’ll try to give you some of the best advice I can and hopefully it will help you in raising your child.< Less
In the summer of 2008, 10 year old Coy Stewart shared his dream of becoming an actor with his parents. Their unwavering support of his dream changed the course of their lives...forever. Since that... More > summer, Coy has appeared in a regional commercial for CARQUEST, performed on stage as Travis Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, guest starred on an episode of A&E's hit drama The Glades, and become a regular cast member of the PBS award winning children's show, The Electric Company. In 2010, Coy was cast as Kevin Kingston-Persons on the TBS hit sitcom, Are We There Yet?
The Unlikely Journey is the remarkable story of the Stewart family. Derek, Keisha, Coy, and Chayse. Follow them as they embark on an inspirational journey that will take them to places they never thought they would go and do things they never imagined they would do. Their true story is certain to inspire you and leave you believing that dreams do come true.< Less
This is my journey of raising an adopted, bi-racial, ADHD, ODD, difficult child, and what God taught me through the journey. My prayer is, that on these pages, readers struggling through similar... More > circumstances will find the hope and strength to go the distance through their challenging circumstances.< Less
Now, here he lay, lifeless in front of me in a coffin, without the ability to redeem himself from the blunder of abandonment and to become the father he could have been — without the chance to... More > explain why. Death had robbed him of the chance to make right the wrong he had done to his children .I know now, as a father, I can hurt my children more in life than I can in death, because they will remember the quality of our interactions together. However, I also know that if a child is not hurt because of your death, you may have hurt them while you were alive.< Less
A goal of the International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) is to celebrate individuals living with Down syndrome. Showcasing family stories and personal accomplishments has been an integral part of... More > the IDSC since its inception. The IDSC thanks all those families who have shared their stories and photos with us about their loved ones with Down syndrome. This book is a compilation of those stories which come directly from parents and siblings.< Less