Parenting a Troubled Teen
By Patricia E. Zurita Ona
Raising a teen is tough-especially when your teen has trouble regulating their emotions and lashes out. This groundbreaking book will give you the tools you need to stop unwittingly reinforcing your teen's bad behavior, reduce conflicts, and get your teen on track with the things that really matter.If you have a teen who experiences extreme emotions, either as a result of a mental health diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar disorder, or simply because you have a highly emotional teen, you probably need help right now. Parenting a teen comes with its own challenges, but when your teen acts out you may feel like you are at your wits end. To make matters worse, you may have difficulty managing your own emotions and responses.Written by an expert in teen mental health, Parenting a Troubled Teen is based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). In the book, you'll find the tools you need to parent your troubled teen, pay attention to your own reactions, and put an end to the cycle of conflict that has taken over your home. In this book, you'll learn to observe the thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that drive your own parenting behaviors, and how these behaviors can impact your teen.This is not a book about how to be a perfect parent. Everyone makes mistakes and reacts negatively to a situation from time to time. But if you're committed to improving your relationship with your teen, helping them take charge of their emotions, and ending family conflict, this practical guide will show you how.
Please Don't Bite the Baby (and Please Don't Chase the Dogs)
By Lisa Edwards
Please Don't Bite the Baby (and Please Don't Chase the Dogs) , chronicles certified professional dog trainer Lisa Edwards' endearing and entertaining journey to ensure that her household survives and thrives when she introduces her son to her motley pack of animals. As Lisa knows all too well, the dog/child relationship is simultaneously treasured, misunderstood, and sometimes feared. In a twist, Lisa's dog training techniques inevitably seep into how she navigates her first year with baby to mixed but enlightening results. Lisa includes her best training techniques for the everyday pet owner itemized at the end of each chapter. This book is important for parents, grandparents, and caregivers who have dogs and young children together and want to ensure safety for all.
Post-Romantic Stress Disorder
By John Bradshaw
John Bradshaw is arguably the most accomplished and well-known leader alive today in the addictions field. He taught us about functional and dysfunctional families, showed us how shame could become toxic and poisonous to our core selves, and helped us understand and heal the wounded, vulnerable 'inner child' conceived by, and thriving in, that environment. In Post-Romantic Stress Disorder (PRSD), John Bradshaw gives readers a clear explanation of the difference between falling in love, lust and true love. Based on his research, PRSD is a serious psychological disorder and the cause of 40 per cent of all divorces - divorces that could have been prevented. Every day people throw away perfectly good relationships because they just don't know how to navigate the tides, but if they could learn and understand the concepts Bradshaw presents in this book, the portrait of the family unit could have a whole new landscape. Join this great teacher as he tackles issues that threaten and endanger so many modern relationships. Be encouraged as he leads the way to a deeper and more fulfilling partnership. As he so eruditely observed some time ago, 'As the health of the marriage goes, so goes the health of the family'. Yet Bradshaw ladles out hope unlimited - if parents could restore a deep, authentic love for each other it could be passed on to their children and relationships and families would flourish.
Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers
By Clyde Edgerton
After three decades of being a father, Clyde Edgerton-with four kids ranging in age from six to 30-is supremely qualified to give tips to dads of all ages. His fathering advice, pre-birth through schooling, involves plenty of his trademark humor, but also sound guidance enhanced by his training and experience as an educator. Papa Edgerton suggests that on occasion a father might forego reading and just point to the pictures of dogs and cats in baby books, and also that he might place a blanket on the lawn, lie on his back with the whole family, and watch Sky Television. Edgerton's humorous and helpful counsel will guide new parents on interacting with in-laws and coping with sleep deprivation, while also providing strategies for recovery after you've cursed in front of a mimicking baby. "If you don't feel apprehensive just before your first child is to arrive, you are abnormal," writes Edgerton. Yet by way of his experience, observation, and imagination, he provides caution and pure joy in equal measure.
By Sarah Cimperman
If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, you are by no means alone. 79 million Americans share this diagnosis, and the numbers only seem to be rising. And while we've all heard that a healthy diet and exercise can help reverse this disorder, there may be other factors at play in your prediabetes-namely, toxins.Numerous studies have shown that there is a direct link between toxins in our food and type 2 diabetes. In The Prediabetes Detox, primary care physician and naturopathic doctor Sara Cimperman will show you how to reverse prediabetes by eliminating unwanted toxins from your diet and home. You will learn to balance your blood sugar levels, increase your energy, and end your unhealthy cravings once and for all using a safe, effective at-home cleansing program that is both practical and manageable.By disrupting hormones, altering cells in the pancreas, and interfering with energy production, toxins can cause insulin resistance, fat accumulation, and high blood sugar associated with pre-diabetes. Using the detox regimen and recipes outlined in this book, you will start feeling healthier, have more energy, and stay firmly on the path to conquering this ubiquitous disease.
Parenting Your Child with ADHD
By Craig Wiener
This book shows them a groundbreaking program for parents seeking to reduce their child's inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and strengthen his or her capacity for self-reliance and cooperation. This unique program promotes positive ways of interrelating and shows parents the five main ways they may have unwittingly reinforced ADHD symptoms in the past. Far from encouraging parents to strictly manage ADHD children, this approach promotes independence in kids so that less discipline and surveillance is necessary. Specifically, this book helps parents promote cooperation, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child's preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive, as well as learn to resolve typical ADHD behavioural problems. Parents will learn ways to increase their child's independence and cooperation with schoolwork and compliance in the classroom environment. The child learns the value of being knowledgeable without the motivation of punishment or gift rewards.
Pocket Wedding Planner 2nd Edition
By Elizabeth Catherine Myers
With this book you really can have a fabulous wedding that you'll remember forever - and still save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds. In this short, easy-to-read guide, an experienced professional wedding planner gives you the benefit of her advice. With the practical help of useful checklists you will find out how to plan and manage the perfect day, including: - * Planning and managing the hen and stag parties. * Choosing and booking the venue. * Planning and organising the drinks and catering, cars and drivers, photographs, flowers, DJs, invitations, etc. * Choosing the bride's and bridesmaids' dresses. This book will make sure you keep all the romance in your special day without the stress of costs spiralling out of control.
By Kate Brian
Infertility never leaves you no matter what the outcome is - it does shape you and it shapes the way you bring your children up.One in six couples finds it difficult to conceive, and many thousands of babies are born in the UK every year as a result of fertility treatment. For women who finally have that long-awaited positive pregnancy test, the expectation is that they will now be the same as any other pregnant woman. The reality is that the experience of infertility continues to resonate during pregnancy, birth and often long afterwards. Packed with case histories and informed by expert advice, this is the first book to address the specific practical and emotional issues experienced by women who have struggled to become pregnant and provides much-needed reassurance and support.Contents include: The long-awaited positive result; Pregnancy; Birth; The early days; Postnatal depression; Family life; Trying again; An only child; More than one (twins etc); The teenage years and beyond; Donor families; Miscarriage.
The Perfect Pregnancy Cookbook
By Patrick Holford, Susannah Lawson, Fiona McDonald Joyce
This practical book is designed to help women achieve optimum nutrition before and during pregnancy. Patrick Holford and Susannah Lawson provide sound guidance on the right pre-conception diet, what to eat and which supplements to take if you have experienced difficulties conceiving, and the perfect diet for optimal nourishment during pregnancy. Fiona McDonald Joyce draws on this nutritional advice to provide over 80 easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes that include everything from breakfasts and snacks to easy mid-week meals and healthy desserts. And of course, all of them are safe to eat and will positively nourish your body during one of the most important times of your life - and that of your baby.Many of the dishes are illustrated with full-colour photographs and this, combined with a wealth of practical guidance, makes this an invaluable guide for all mothers to be.
Postcards from the Bump
By Ame Mahler Beanland, Emily Miles Terry
Despite the abundance of parenting primers, no single book helped expectant parents focus on a key player in the process,the developing baby itself,until now. Postcards from the Bump teaches parents to recognize the many cues babies give about their burgeoning personalities and what they'll be like once they've entered the world. Here are true stories from moms, helpful tips, and how-to's,from dressing your bump to planning a babymoon" to learning what those cravings mean,as well as simple, indulgent recipes like Gingerbread Patty Cakes" and Dark Cluster Love Bars." The perfect gift for the mommy-to-be, Postcards from the Bump takes the focus off the hardships, fears, and pounds of pregnancy and places it firmly on the babies.
Planning A Winter Wedding
By Suzan St Maur
Weddings in the cooler months of the year can offer huge cost savings, afford spectacular locations and travel opportunities, and are more reliably planned for when you are not hoping for the appearance of the sun. With themes ranging from autumn leaves to winter wonderlands and mid-winter festivals, cooler-month weddings can be particularly romantic, glamorous, beautiful and unusual.Weddings expert Suzan St Maur shows you how to: pick a superb location at a far lower price than in peak season; create a magical, themed small wedding; arrange a wedding abroad that's breath-taking value for money; organise fun hen and stag parties at bargain prices; choose a truly charming theme you'll cherish forever; select outfits that make a striking fashion statement; fire up your imagination with seasonal floral and other lovely decorations; savour the appetising delights of cooler-months food and drinks; and, find and book a honeymoon to suit your tastes as well as your wallet.Contents: 1. Location; 2. Smaller weddings; 3. Weddings abroad; 4. Hen and stag parties; 5. Themes; 6. Clothing; 7. Flowers and decorations; 8. Reception; 9. Food; 10. Drinks; 11. Photography / Videography; 12. Transportation; 13. Honeymoons.
Planning Wedding Reception At Home
By Carol Godsmark
If you're planning to hold your wedding reception at home,in your village hall or even in a local barn there's a lotmore to think about than if you go the hotel route.You'll need to source and book the marquee and contact hire companies for tables and chairs, crockery and cutlery, table linen, loos, refrigeration, bar facilities, a generator - and more.The good news is that a wedding reception at home can be much more intimate and personal and you are able to be more flexible in terms of timing. You are also better able to control the cost - and with the average wedding totting up at around GBP17,000 in today's market, that's an important consideration. With this book you'll be able to event manage the day yourself so that all the details are covered and everything runs smoothly with the minimum of stress. Alongside all the more general advice and tips you'll find information on:* Preparing a budget and getting quotations for the marquee or village hall.* Choosing the menu, including a selection of sample menus.* If you're cooking yourself, how to prepare and shop for the chosen menus.* Buying alcohol, planning the bar and finding staff to man it.* How to hire equipment and gauge quantities of plates, cutlery, serving dishes,and tablecloths.* How to find good staff and instruct them on their duties.* Organising the music and ensuring sufficient electrical power.* Planning the big tidy up afterwards!
By Francis Gilbert
Francis Gilbert's new book tells parents the unvarnished truth about our education system, as only a teacher can. He explains that many schools are actually selective when they pretend not to be, and shows you how to get your child into the best school. He also highlights the bullying and backstabbing that can blight the lives of pupils and their parents, and shows how you can help your children to deal with it.As well as containing the compelling personal stories of many parents, the book also offers hard-earned advice on issues such as:* How to get your child into the right school* How to get the most out of your child's teachers* How to improve your child's performance* How to work the education system for the benefit of your child
Putting Children First
By Karen Woodall, Nick Woodall
Children living in separated family situations fare best when their relationship with each of their parents continues to be close. Putting Children First helps mothers and fathers unlock and resolve the conflict around contact with children that can arise during and after separation. Using strategies such as parenting plans, scripted phone calls and parenting meetings, the book will enable parents to communicate effectively on all the most important things in their children's lives - and make relaxed arrangements for the continued involvement by both parents with their children.
Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder
By Christopher R. Auer
The difficult, picky and apparently overly sensitive child in your life may be struggling with a little-known condition called sensory processing disorder (SPD). Kids with SPD may seem unduly sensitive to physical sensations, light and sound, and they may react strongly to sensory events that adults and other children take in stride or totally ignore. SPD can make it hard for kids to do well in school, participate in social events and live peaceably with other family members. Until now there have been only limited resources for parents of kids with this condition, but now a child advocate and child psychologist offer this comprehensive guide to parenting a child with SPD and integrating his or her care with the needs of the whole family. The book introduces SPD and offers an overview of what it means to advocate for a child with the condition. It describes a range of activities that help strengthen family relationships, improve communication about the disorder and deal with problem situations and conditions a child with SPD may encounter. Throughout, the book stresses the importance of whole-family involvement in the care of a child with SPD, especially the roles fathers play in care-giving. Many of the book's ideas are illustrated with case stories that demonstrate how the book's ideas can play out in daily life.
Parent Group Handbook for Calming the Family Storm
By Gary D. McKay
Calming the Family Storm is a powerful resource for families dealing with anger issues. The Parent Group Handbook is a helpful handbook for families and organizations that want to work together to study the book's many helpful procedures. The Handbook offers ideas for organizing groups, group leadership skills, and charts for dividing Calming the Family Storm into chapters for each group session. Includes both six-week and seven-week lesson plans, questions for each chapter, ideas for making the most of skill practice and journal work.
Pregnancy, Birth, And The Early Months The Thinking Woman's Guide
By Richard Feinbloom
This complete guide to pregnancy is for the woman who wants all the facts in order to make her own decisions. Earlier editions have established the book as a trusted reference, and this third edition brings every section up to date. Dr. Feinbloom offers women the very latest research results, generally available only to obstetricians on professional databases. New information includes sections on prenatal testing, genetics, the best nutrition, drugs during pregnancy, new approaches to labour support and pain relief, prevention of prematurity, Caesarean section, and the advantages and disadvantages of new technology. With this guide in hand, expectant couples will have all the information they need to ask the right questions and plan a safe and joyous birth.
By Frank Kitson
This is a romantic and colourful story of Prince Rupert of the Rhine, an extraordinary military commander. General Kitson discusses Rupert's boyhood study of fortifications, the early campaigns, his military studies and battle procedures.