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5742 Days, Anniversary Edition

5742 Days, Anniversary Edition

By: Anne-Marie Cockburn

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 18-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 23-JUL-2014

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On 20th July 2013 15-year-old Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback died suddenly after swallowing half a gram of MDMA powder, more widely known as ecstasy. Within hours her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn, began to write down her feelings as a way to channel her shock and try to make sense of the tragic loss of her only child. In this book we join her in real time on her shocking and agonising journey, as she deals with the impractical demands placed upon a grieving single parent, begins to cope with the realities of life on her own and faces up to a future she could never have predicted. This...

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In Faith and In Doubt

In Faith and In Doubt

By: Dale McGowan

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 20-AUG-2014

Insert Date: 19-JUL-2014

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Interfaith marriages fail more often than same-faith partnerships. So what are the chances of survival for the ultimate mixed marriage--one between religious and nonreligious partners? Nearly 20 percent of Americans now self-identify as nonreligious, including millions who are married to religious believers. Despite the differences, many of these marriages succeed beautifully. In this landmark book, popular author and secular humanist Dale McGowan explores some of the stories of these unions, whose very endurance flies in the face of conventional wisdom, including his own marriage to a...

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Idiot's Guides: Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition

Idiot's Guides: Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition

By: Pamela Weintraub; Terry Hillman

Publisher: Alpha

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 29-JUN-2014

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Beginning with cautionary advice and enabling the reader to be sure divorce is the right answer, the book moves right to the steps one should take before confronting one's spouse with the decision. The book then moves on to cover the following along with many other topics: - 21 strategic steps to planning for divorce. - The things one needs to do when the decision to divorce is made. - How to divorce in the least expensive and most expeditious way. - What to look for in and what to ask of one's legal representative. - How to avoid all-out warfare. - Breaking the news to...

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Life After Divorce

Life After Divorce

By: Infinite Ideas

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 09-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 13-MAY-2014

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Getting divorced is never easy but you can help to make the process reasonably civilised and reduce the collateral damage. In Life after divorce there are many practical ideas for putting your life back together and keeping it that way. There are tips on protecting children, picking the right lawyer, avoiding recrimination and finding ways to deal with the pains and gains of being single again. ...

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How to be a Parent

How to be a Parent

By: Infinite Ideas

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 09-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 13-MAY-2014

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How to be a parent is the must-have guide to giving your children the best possible start in life. By following the ideas, tips and techniques contained here, you can tackle everything from the 'terrible twos' right through to the 'truculent teens', so you can bring up confident, balanced and contented children. The practical ideas in How to be a parent are accessible, straightforward, and more often than not, fun. No waffle, no fill, just fantastic tips for raising happy and healthy children within a harmonious home. ...

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Parenting Under 5s

Parenting Under 5s

By: Infinite Ideas

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

Insert Date: 13-MAY-2014

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Who wouldn’t like to be the best parent in the world?! There’s a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes to allegedly ‘help’. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? Parenting under 5s cuts straight to the heart of the matter. With insider shortcuts and secrets garnered from personal and professional experience we reveal how everyone can be better parents and ensure their under 5s have the best possible start in life. Whether you need reassurance that you’re on the right track or simply want a few...

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Healthy pregnancy guide

Healthy pregnancy guide

By: Infinite Ideas

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

Insert Date: 13-MAY-2014

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Millions of us want to feel more prepared when we find out we're going to be a parent, and there's tons of advice out there to help. But who's got time to wade through it all to find out what works? We need failsafe short cuts to a plain-sailing pregnancy so we can await Junior's arrival with excitement. Healthy pregnancy guide is compact, inspiring to read and fantastic value. ...

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Healthy pregnancy

Healthy pregnancy

By: Infinite Ideas; Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2012

Insert Date: 13-MAY-2014

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Healthy pregnancy is packed with dozens of great ideas to help you and your partner relax and enjoy being expectant parents. Being pregnant is a life-changing experience for everyone, but what should be a period of excited anticipation can often become a confusing and stressful time. Healthy pregnancy is the indispensable guide to enjoying your pregnancy, from the first trimester and first kick, right up to the first contraction and the delivery itself. With advice for both mum and dad, Healthy pregnancy will help you understand and decipher medical advice, keep the bond between you...

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Bullying

Bullying

By: Dr. Sabina Dosani

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 03-JUN-2008

Insert Date: 10-MAY-2014

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Bullying behaviour comes in many shapes and sizes, and being bullied in childhood can have lifelong effects. Recent UK research indicates that 1 in 4 primary school children and 1 in 10 secondary school children are bullied at least once a term. Bullying makes children lonely, unhappy and frightened. Tackling bullying and its side-effects can be a very delicate business, and each case is unique. Often parents don't know anything is wrong until events overtake them, or they can't think of the best way to help their child survive the experience. Being armed with the right information about...

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Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years

Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years

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Publisher: Bibliomotion

Publication Date: 13-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 08-MAY-2014

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Middle School Makeover is a guide for parents and educators to help the tweens in their lives navigate the socially fraught hallways, gyms, and cafeterias of middle school. The book helps parents, teachers, and other adults in middle school settings to understand the social dilemmas and other issues that kids today face. Author Michelle Icard covers a large range of topics, beginning with helping us understand what is happening in the brains of tweens and how these neurological development affects decision-making and questions around identity. She also addresses social media, dating, and...

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Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

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Publisher: Bibliomotion

Publication Date: 19-MAR-2013

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" We’re in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on “more”: more expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, over-parented kids. In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background “noise.” They show how to tune into your family’s unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space...

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Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids

Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids

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Publisher: Bibliomotion

Publication Date: 21-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 08-MAY-2014

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There’s a new set of 3Rs for our kids—respect, responsibility, and resilience—to better prepare them for life in the real world. Once developed, these skills let kids take charge, and let parents step back, to the benefit of all. Casting hover mothers and helicopter parents aside, Vicki Hoefle encourages a different, counter-intuitive—yet much more effective—approach: for parents to sit on their hands, stay on the sidelines, even if duct tape is required, so that the kids step up. Duct Tape Parenting gives parents a new perspective on what it means to be effective, engaged parents and to...

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Calm Your Hyperactive Child

Calm Your Hyperactive Child

By: Dr. Sabina Dosani

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2008

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed childhood psychiatric condition. It is generally agreed that 2–5% of the school age population is affected by ADHD, a condition characterized by excessive hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. Children with ADHD, and their parents, have it tough. ADHD is not curable but it is manageable. Behavioural techniques can work wonders to alleviate symptoms and enable children with ADHD and their families to have happy, fulfilling and productive lives. Calm your hyperactive child gives parents the low-down on how...

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Juego de tronas manual urgente de paternidad

Juego de tronas manual urgente de paternidad

By: Javier Reyero

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 30-APR-2014

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¿Tu pareja se acaba de quedar embarazada? ¿Todos tus amigos están teniendo niños y te has quedado atrás con un vocabulario desconocido que incluye palabros como Apiretal o Maxi-cosi? ¿Sientes, cual Rey León, la llamada de la especie a perpetuarse? Entonces este es tu libro. Aquí no encontrarás realidades edulcoradas ni miradas de color de rosa: te lo vamos a contar con pelos y señales. Lo bueno y lo menos bueno. Garantizamos sonrisas y lágrimas (las tuyas y las de tu hijo) y sobre todo una aventura en la que más de una vez tendrás que releer estas páginas para encarar con humor algún...

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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens

A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens

By: Joani Geltman

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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Turn back the clocks! Your sweet child has morphed into a teen. And it's no longer just a messy bedroom or an attitude with a capital "A" causing concern. There's a whole new range of issues on the horizon. What if your daughter texts a naked picture to a "boyfriend"...which he then forwards to the entire class? What if your son becomes increasingly withdrawn...Or your child is being bullied online? Would you know what to do? You could read a whole book on teen psychology--but who has the time! As a parent, what you need most is quick and candid advice for dealing with the issue at hand....

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The Myth of the Spoiled Child

The Myth of the Spoiled Child

By: Alfie Kohn

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 25-APR-2014

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Somehow, a set of deeply conservative assumptions about children--what they're like and how they should be raised--have congealed into the conventional wisdom in our society. Parents are accused of being both permissive and overprotective, unwilling to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. Young people, meanwhile, are routinely described as entitled and narcissistic...among other unflattering adjectives. In  The Myth of the Spoiled Child , Alfie Kohn systematically debunks these beliefs--not only challenging erroneous factual claims but also exposing the troubling ideology that...

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How Much Is Too Much? [previously published as How Much Is Enough?]

How Much Is Too Much?

By: Jean Clarke

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 07-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Overindulgence is not the badge of a bad parent. In fact, it comes directly from having a good and generous heart. But despite our good intentions, the abundance we heap on our kids often becomes more than they need or can handle. Family and parenting experts Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson, and David Bredehoft help you to understand: How damaging overindulgence can be for children When you are overindulging--and how to stop Which methods work best to establish firm rules and structure How to instill responsibility and independence in your kids What to do when family and...

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Helping Yourself Help Others

Helping Yourself Help Others

By: Rosalynn Carter; Susan Golant

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 21-NOV-2013

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The chances are good that every one of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. We come to this challenge in the most personal way possible—we want to help someone we love, but we don’t know how, and we’re afraid of losing ourselves in this daunting task. If you have picked up this book, you are probably a caring person. You may prove that every day by helping someone who is elderly or developmentally disabled or who suffers from a physical or mental illness. It helps to know that Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady and a director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human...

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AARP The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life

AARP The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life

By: Tim Prosch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 03-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 04-OCT-2013

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A one-of-a-kind practical guide to making the tough decisions parents and their adult children inevitably face It was a rite of passage for you to have the Talk with your kids about the beginning of life (as in the birds and the bees). ...

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Free to Learn

Free to Learn

By: Peter Gray

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 05-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 03-OCT-2013

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Our children spend their days being passively instructed, and made to sit still and take tests—often against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling, yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision, and are afforded few opportunities to control their own lives. The result: anxious, unfocused children who see schooling—and life—as a series of hoops to struggle through. In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through...