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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

Insert Date: 15-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...

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The Everything Family Tree Book, 2nd Edition

The Everything Family Tree Book, 2nd Edition

By: Kimberly Powell

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 13-JAN-2006

Insert Date: 18-JUL-2013

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Completely updated for today's search tactics and blockades, The Everything Family Tree Book has even more insight for the stumped! Whether you're searching in a grandparent's attic or through the most cryptic archiving systems, this book has brand-new chapters on what readers have been asking for: Genetics, DNA, and medical information Surname origins and naming Appendix on major genealogical repositories, libraries, and archives Systems for filing and organizing The latest computer software Land, probate, and estate records Chock-full of tips the competitors don't have, this...

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Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur

Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 17-JUL-2013

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Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationship with an entrepreneur Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next "startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewarding lives, time is always short and relationships are often long-distant and stressed because of extended periods apart. Coping with these, and other obstacles, are critical if an entrepreneur and their partner intend on staying together—and staying happy. In Startup Life, Brad Feld—a Boulder, Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shares his own personal experiences...

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Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week, Third Edition

By: Glade Curtis; Judith Schuler

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 09-FEB-2010

Insert Date: 17-APR-2013

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Let the trusted authors of  Your Pregnancy™ Week by Week —the book you relied on while you were pregnant—guide you through baby’s remarkable, sometimes mind-boggling first year. With easy-to-understand information at your fingertips, you’ll know what to look for and understand what’s happening. This book will provide you with the skills necessary to support and encourage baby’s growth.Thoroughly revised and updated,  Your Baby’s First Year™ Week by Week  includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, plus more than 50 new topics—everything from food allergies to cord-blood...

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Raising Freethinkers

Raising Freethinkers

By: Dale McGowan; Molleen Matsumura; Amanda Metskas; Jan Devor

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2009

Insert Date: 04-APR-2013

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Praised by Newsweek as “a compelling read” and Library Journal as “accessible and down-to-earth,” Dale McGowan’s Parenting Beyond Belief offered freethinking parents everywhere a compassionate introduction to raising caring, ethical children without religious guidance. Now, for the more than 40 million people in the United States who identify themselves as nonreligious, Raising Freethinkers offers solutions to the unique challenges secular parents face and provides specific answers to common questions, as well as over 100 activities for both parents and their children. This book covers every...

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The Rules of Parenting, 2nd Edition

The Rules of Parenting, 2nd Edition

By: Richard Templar

Publisher: Pearson International

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 02-APR-2013

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Is there something these parents know that the rest of us don’t? Is it something we could learn? The answer is a resounding yes. They know  The Rules of Parenting.  The golden principles and behaviours that will guide you smoothly through the challenges of raising children.   This new edition contains 9 new rules to help you keep calm and in control, and put your children on the path to becoming successful independent adults.   ...

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The Greatest Gift of All: Showing Your Love by Giving Your Time

The Greatest Gift of All: Showing Your Love by Giving Your Time

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Publisher: The Productivity Pro

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2013

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Never take your time with your loved ones for granted, for tomorrow may never come. Treasure every minute with your beloved friends and family. Make time when none exists. Put aside your work to look into your spouse's eyes and really listen. In this eBook, Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, lets us in on some of the inside secrets of her successful marriage. She preaches what she practices---giving the greatest gift of all to your spouse---your time. You will learn to: Combine activities to fit your spouse time in with your "other" time. Turn off the technology while with your...

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How Parents Can Help Their Children: Get Organized and Learn to Be Productive

How Parents Can Help Their Children: Get Organized and Learn to Be Productive

By: Laura Stack

Publisher: The Productivity Pro

Publication Date: 15-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 06-MAR-2013

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My three children started school and have experienced many "firsts" over the last few weeks: new schools, supplies, teachers, classes, friends, clothes, and schedules. This is a universal time of change for all parents of school-age children. And though much has suddenly changed in our children's lives, much has stayed the same in some: disorganized bedrooms, poor time management, lack of discipline, and stress. As parents, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of settling our children into the new school year and making sure they're comfortable that we forget about the...

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The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom

The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom

By: Jennifer Byrne

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 26-FEB-2013

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Welcome to the jungle! Caring for your baby can be scary. He smells weird, he squirms, he burps, he cries ... and cries ... and cries. She runs amok through your lovely family nest and shows you who the leader of the pack really is. The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom understands the tumultuous terrain you're currently facing. Sometimes handling your infant feels like you're encountering a new species--an adorable little creature that should be approached with caution. Inside this book, you'll find all the valuable information you need to get out of this brave new...

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Eltern sein kurz & geek

Eltern sein kurz & geek

By: Maximillian Dornseif; Nicole Dornseif

Publisher: O'Reilly Verlag

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 31-JAN-2013

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Wie gestaltet sich ein Leben als Geek-Mutter/-Vater? Darüber wissen die Autoren viel zu berichten: Sie zeigen u.a. die unterschiedliche Wirkung des TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) und des UDP (User Datagram Protocol) in der Kommunikation mit Kindern und erklären, warum sich die Ernährungspräferenzen von Geeks und Kindern nur wenig unterscheiden....

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Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

By: Leonard Sax

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 07-DEC-2008

Insert Date: 28-AUG-2012

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Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys...

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One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Family Organized

One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Family Organized

By: Regina Leeds; Meagan Francis

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 11-JAN-2011

Insert Date: 22-AUG-2012

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Bringing a baby into the family is undeniably one of life’s most momentous experiences, marked by expectation, joy, and hundreds of tasks and questions. Which baby gear essentials do you need to buy and when? How can you reorganize your home to make room for your baby? When should you start looking for a daycare center or nanny? One Year to an Organized Life with Baby prioritizes everything that parents-to-be need to know in order to get their home and life ready for a new baby, as well as strategies for keeping it all together once the baby is born. Packed with timelines, checklists,...

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Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

By: John Medina

Publisher: Pear Press

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2011

Insert Date: 21-AUG-2012

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What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college...

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Planning with Kids: A Guide to Organising the Chaos to Make More Time for Parenting

Planning with Kids: A Guide to Organising the Chaos to Make More Time for Parenting

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Publisher: Wrightbooks

Publication Date: 15-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 05-MAY-2012

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The ultimate guide for parents who dream of having a little less chaos and a lot more time for the good things in life Written by mother of five, Nicole Avery, this book shows harried parents how, with just a bit of planning, family life can become easier to manage, less stressful, and decidedly more fun. "Dream on," you say? "I might as well try to herd cats as to get my kids to follow a lot of arbitrary rules!" And Nicole would agree, which is why Planning with Kids isn't like any other parenting guide out there. It was inspired by Nicole's blog of the same name, which, over the past...

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The Rules of Love

The Rules of Love

By: Richard Templar

Publisher: Pearson Life

Publication Date: 27-JAN-2010

Insert Date: 24-APR-2012

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Love matters. Whether it’s the romantic kind or the emotional bond between you and family or friends. Indeed latest research suggests that those who love and are loved are significantly more likely to be alive in 10 years time than those without love in their lives. Love makes us happy, and the happier we are, the longer it seems we tend to live.   But it isn’t always easy to love and be loved. Love is also complicated. Relationships are invariably complex and they need to be attended to, nurtured, worked at, and invested in. It’s all too easy to neglect relationships –...

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The Rules of Parenting

The Rules of Parenting

By: Richard Templar

Publisher: Pearson Life

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2007

Insert Date: 30-DEC-2011

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Some parents make it look so easy. They are eternally calm, have great relationships with their kids, and seem to have parenting down to a fine art. But is this really possible? How do they do it? Have you ever wondered what makes them so good? These parents do many things right but have one thing in common. They know The Rules of Parenting. The set of golden behaviours that help you to help your kids look after themselves, enjoy life, be caring and kind, and help you to enjoy the whole experience too. The Rules of Parenting is the reassuring support that...