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Moving a Puddle, and other essays By Sandra Dodd
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Essays on learning in a home without school, on living respectfully with children and of creating a nest in which learning flourishes.
For the Birds: Women Composers Music History Speller By Miriam S. Zach
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An intuitive and interactive way to learn how to read music by combining music notation with biographies of twenty-five internationally known women composers from four thousand years ago to the... More > present. The first of a multi-volume set. The biographies of the following women composers are included in this volume: Enheduanna, Kassia, Hildegard von Bingen, Maddalena Casulana, Francesca Caccini, Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Anna Amalia, Theresia von Paradis, Agata Szymanowska, Clara Schumann, Lili Oukalani, Agathe Backer Grondahl, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Teresa Carreno, Dame Ethel Smyth, Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger, Florence Price, Jean Coulthard, Peggy Glanville Hicks, Marian McPartland, Erzsebet Szonyi, Sofia Gubaidulina, Kikuko Masumoto, and Anoushka Shankar. Several quiz pages with answers and a bibliography are included.< Less
Stuck In My Own Family Tree By Patricia Webster Stewart
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"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
Big Book of Unschooling By Sandra Dodd
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Summary of Sandra Dodd's website on unschooling and mindful parenting, with hundreds of practical ideas about how to move from schoolish thinking to living a life of natural learning and joy.
My Crazy, Pregnant Wife! By Jeff Walter
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My first thoughts while writing this were to rip into my wife and the nine months of torture that she was about to put me through. Don’t get me wrong, the love and joy of sharing the... More > experience of having a baby together is a beautiful thing. Yet, your wife, is going to transform into an emotional roller coaster. This book was written to provide an extreme and irreverent look at how we as husbands feel, yet rarely--or very delicately--express to our spouses. You can try and relate, be sympathetic, and listen…but overall, you don’t know jack about being pregnant! I’ve assigned a wife moodiness rating called the ''Preggo-Stat.'' It's much like a thermostat that determines the temperature at a given moment, yet it determines the craziness of your wife as she nears her due date. This insider information cluing you into her escalating hormone levels will lead you down the path of least resistance and potential peace while you’re living with your crazy pregnant wife.< Less
Learning the Dance of Attachment By Holly van Gulden
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Learning the Dance of Attachment, An Adoptive/Foster Parent's Gude to Nurturing Healthy Development, is a child development guide specifically written for adoptive and foster parents. It explains... More > the normal stages of childhood emotional development and contrasts it with disfunctional behaviors caused by early life deprivation and abuse. This book is helpful as a training tool for potential foster and adoptive parents. Parents already facing frustrating and unexplained behaviors can read this guide to understand the causes of their child's misbehavior and learn tecniques to overcome problems. Child welfare professionals should use The Dance of Attachment as a support tool for clients and families.< Less
Connecting With Young Children: Educating the Will By Stephen Spitalny
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A guide to the world of the young child, this book is an amazing resource for developing capacities for true connecting with young children as a support to their own development.
Ticklish By Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani
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Ticklish is a stunning, full-colour, highly practical, easy-to-read parenting and child development book covering many new ways to help your child learn, love and play.
More than a Mom By Amy Baskin, Heather Fawcett
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More Than a Mom is a lifeline of information and advice for mothers who have children with developmental or physical disabilities, mental health or learning issues, or chronic medical conditions.
The Parent's 20 Minute Guide to Change By The Center for Motivation and Change
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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
Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids: How to Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food! By Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP
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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
Family Reunification Handbook By Malinda Davenport-Crisp, PhD
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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
I Was A Teenager Father: Parenting from the perspective of an African American, Single Parent Father By Rashan Cole
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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
Practical Parenting: An Un-Politically Correct Guide from the Trenches By Kathleen Lovlie, MD
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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
Turning The Corner By Jeremiah Griffin, Melvia Wallace
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Turning the Corner chronicles the experiences of the authors who have worked with thousands of participants with multiple challenges, including early life trauma. The book highlights The Inner... More > Journey Training© model that they used to help participants get back on track with their lives. In preparing participants for living wage jobs, the authors used a holistic approach to address both the lack of employable skills as well as the emotional, educational, behavioral, psychological, and other issues that contribute to their lack of success. This included problem solving at work and home, shifting cultural paradigms, and addressing the behavioral issues and belief systems that prevent participants from getting and keeping employment. Turning the Corner has two purposes: (1) to help practitioners understand the mindset of the participants that they serve and (2) to provide effective intervention strategies that assist the hardest to serve population in leading successful lives.< Less
I'm Your Parent Not Your Friend By Stefanie King
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This book's content is intended for all who are parents, potential parents, or caregivers of young people. Today's society offers many avenues for our children, some not as positive as we would like.... More > It is time for us as parents to take our children back from the world and raise them ourselves. The best way to do this is through discipline, love, and consistency. "Raise a child the way he/she should go.."< Less
The Little Book of Parenting Tools By Megan Davis, Kathleen Todd
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Tips and tools on how to effectively parent your child. A guide to help you navigate through challenging and wonderful adventures of parenting.
My Crazy, Pregnant Wife Journal By Jeff Walter
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Dads have plenty to say about pregnancy, we just need a short and precise Man Journal, with a few starter questions to get the words out. This Man journal is for all of the soon to be Dads to write... More > down the 9 months of living with their crazy, pregnant wife! In the Man Journal, the 9 months are broken down month by month on each page, with questions about specific pregnancy, baby, and wife topics to write down and answer. It's a supplement to the current book, "My Crazy, Pregnant Wife," and gives all Dads an outlet to write down their own journey. Years from now, you'll enjoy reading over your quick notes in this Man Journal about your wife, baby, and the stories that your 9 months of life changing events brought to your world. Why do Moms get all the fun, when Dad did plenty of work to make this happen too!< Less
Chaos In The Coffee House By Jenny Coffee
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Chaos In The Coffee House is a compilation of funny stories about my crazy life as a wife/stay-at-home mom of five crazy kids!
For Ever For Always And No Matter What By Cheryl Stouffer
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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
Mama's Notebook: Weekly Planner and Organizer By Mama's Notebooks
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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.< Less
Pure Birth Empowerment Guide By MELISSA CAMERON
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Pure Birth Empowerment Guide provides readers with perspectives that remind us all of the intuitive guidance that resides within. This is most powerfully observed during the time of pregnancy,... More > labor, birth and motherhood. This guide provides an opportunity to look within and understanding the true nature of birth, including the body, mind and spirit. Also included are prenatal yoga poses and guided meditations that help prepare women for birth.< Less
Loving My Father By Charisse Feliberti
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There is a message in his story that needs to be heard. It needs to be told. It needs to be put into words. Dad was an inspiration in my life. He taught me right from wrong. He taught me to be... More > myself. He taught me to not conform to the world. He taught me to have my own voice. But most of all, he taught me about love, the kind that is unconditional, the kind that is everlasting.< Less
Your Legacy of Words: The Workbook By Eric Sheridan Wyatt
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When my grandmother died and I was asked to give her eulogy, I had, in my possession, one of her Bibles. In the margins of that Bible, she had written several things: words of wisdom, take-away... More > points from some sermon or another, personal exclamations. In addition to that Bible, I also have several recipe cards, written in her sometimes-unsure script. These relics are precious; they are more valuable than a priceless antique or an original Monet. I am happy to have them. What I don't have, are her stories—those stories she would tell after dinner, or while she was stringing beans, or sewing—those stories that would pass on to me the beliefs, values, and experiences that had shaped her life. I cherish the few pieces of her story that remain, and I long for more. Ultimately, whether the writing you do in response to this Legacy of Words Workbook is done for your own benefit, or you plan to pass these words on to someone else, what you are committing to do is leave “just a little more” of yourself behind.< Less
Warthogs Don't Waste By Marika Lee Connole
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A young warthog learns to be a happy, healthy eater when a dream confirms his parent's teaching! The STORY: This book can be enjoyed just for the story, or can be used as a learning opportunity. The... More > story is designed so that a non-reading child can help a reader “read” the story by saying the words the little pictures represent along with the words that the reader reads. The Discussion QUESTIONS/TIPS for parents: After the story there is a list of questions that can be discussed to better understand the message of the story. The parenting tips offer practical, useful advice in dealing with the picky eaer. The ACTIVITIES/GAMES: This book, and other books in this series, has pictures, activities, and/or games that can be used to reinforce the lesson of the story. The story can be used as part of a Family Home Evening time, a parent/child learning time, individual reading enjoyment, for classroom or other use.< Less