The Collapse of Parenting
By Leonard Sax
In The Collapse of Parenting, internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people can be traced to parents abdicating their authority. The result is children who have no standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction. Sax shows how parents must reassert their authority-by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table, and by teaching humility and perspective-to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world
Cut the Crap
By Ruth Field
The Grit Doctor is one tough task-mistress . . .First she instructed us to lace up our trainers in RUN FAT B!TCH RUNThen she told us to clear the clutter in GET YOUR SH!T TOGETHER Now she is ordering us to CUT THE CRAP and get real with our eating habitsShould you go gluten free? Does detoxing work? What exactly is a superfood? Does healthy eating have to involve obscure ingredients and complex recipes? If you're confused by increasingly complicated - and contradictory - nutritional advice, it's time to call in Ruth Field and her formidable alter-ago, The Grit Doctor. With her familiar tough-love style and wicked sense of humour, The Grit Doctor will demystify and simplify healthy eating, enabling readers to see past the bullsh!t and make practical and tasty choices for themselves and their families. Cutting the crap is just as much about eliminating unhelpful and unhealthy pseudo-science as it is about reducing your waistline. In CUT THE CRAP, Ruth Field will empower readers to ditch faddy diets for good and instead embrace a realistic, sustainable and enjoyable healthy eating plan. This isn't a diet, it's a way of life.
By Deesha Philyaw, Michael D. Thomas
Co-Parenting 101 is based on the premise that co-parenting is a must, not an option. The involvement of both parents- not just the primary guardian-is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting. This is the first book written by a formerly married couple for whom co-parenting is central to their day to day lives, and it offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse.Authors Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas, the creators of the popular co-parenting website, coparenting101. org, share their own experiences raising their children together, as well as provide professional advice from co-parenting experts. Through practical tips combined with expert parental strategies, this book a great resource for divorced parents with children.For parents, less time stressed out about legal wrangling means more time to be fully present and engaged with the children. By learning to put their animosity aside, parents can focus on putting their kids first.
The Child Catchers
By Kathryn Joyce
When Jessie Hawkins' adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didn't, at first, know what to think. She'd wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt. Instead, she felt like she'd done something wrong.Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a"win-win&rdquo compromise in the never-ending abortion debate. But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers , adoption has lately become even more entangled in the conservative Christian agenda.To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption is a new front in the culture wars: a test of"pro-life&rdquo bona fides, a way for born again Christians to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the"Great Commission&rdquo mandate to evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new"orphan theology,&rdquo urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these"orphans&rdquo may already have.Conservative evangelicals control much of that industry through an infrastructure of adoption agencies, ministries, political lobbying groups, and publicly-supported"crisis pregnancy centres,&rdquo which convince women not just to"choose life,&rdquo but to choose adoption. Overseas, conservative Christians preside over a spiraling boom-bust adoption market in countries where people are poor and regulations weak, and where hefty adoption fees provide lots of incentive to increase the"supply&rdquo of adoptable children, recruiting"orphans&rdquo from intact but vulnerable families. The Child Catchers is a shocking exposé of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command.Anyone who seeks to adopt- of whatever faith or no faith, and however well-meaning- is affected by the evangelical adoption movement, whether they know it or not. The movement has shaped the way we think about adoption, the language we use to discuss it, the places we seek to adopt from, and the policies and laws that govern the process. In The Child Catchers , Kathryn Joyce reveals with great sensitivity and empathy why, if we truly care for children, we need to see more clearly.
The Choice Effect
By Amalia McGibbon, Claire A. Williams, Lara Vogel
Love choices but hate choosing? Welcome to the club. The Choice Effect is for young women who have all the opportunities in the world and no idea how to decide among them. It's one thing to have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling careers or traveling the world- but what does it mean for our love lives? How can you know whether you're with the right person- or if the time is right- when you haven't vetted the other possibilities? With hard-won insight, plus interviews with a whole host of other women who are living it, the twentysomething friends and authors of The Choice Effect explain why their generation is sidestepping traditional timelines. They look at the question of choice in the twenty-first century as they give voice to their generation's dilemma: How do you choose when you've been taught you can have it all?
The Chemistry of Connection
By Susan Kuchinskas
When you make love, cuddle with a partner, or have coffee with close friends, a powerful brain chemical called oxytocin floods your body with feelings of contentment and trust. This natural "love drug," produced by the hypothalamus, is responsible for human bonding in both platonic and intimate relationships, and is the key to many of the psychological differences between men and women. In The Chemistry of Connection, you'll learn easy ways to increase your natural supply of oxytocin to establish deeper connections with family, friends, and rom
By Alexandra Soiseth
All her adult life, Alexandra Soiseth has wanted a husband, children, dogs and cats,a busy, loving, home. But at thirty-nine, with no husband on the horizon, she decides to take matters into her own hands. She googles for sperm. Choosing You is Alexandra's memoir. With humour and heart, she shares the often gut-wrenching reality she faces in having a baby on her own,a mother and father who disapprove, friends who think she's crazy, a society that thinks she's selfish. But it is her struggle with weight and self image, possible infertility, and the terror of bringing a child into this world without a father that almost stops her from getting what she wants most,a family. Alexandra's story shows us all that with a little guts, a lot of love, and the internet, almost anything is possible.
The Carer's Handbook 2nd Edition
By Jane Matthews
Becoming a carer can be a physically and emotionally exhausting task and although there is help available many carers do not have the time to look for it or know who to contact. This indispensable guide aims to be a one-stop-shop for the huge percentage of the population who, now or later, find themselves in a caring role, whether that involves shopping for a housebound neighbour, or giving up work to care full-time for a disabled child or confused parent. This book will also help carers care for themselves. It looks at the difficult feelings that go hand in hand with caring, including how relationships are affected. There's guidance on what to do when a carer stops coping, and how to prepare emotionally and practically for the time when caring comes to an end. There is also an extensive resource section that arms carers with all the phone numbers, addresses and websites they need.Contents: Foreword; Introduction; 1. Becoming a carer; 2. Finding your way through the care maze; 3. The carer assessment; 4. Working with the professionals; 5. Money matters; 6. More on money; 7. Working careers; 8. Caring at home; 9. Healthy minds and healthy bodies; 10. How relationships are affected; 11. So, how are you feeling?; 12. Sharing the caring role; 13. Getting support for you; 14. Reviewing where you are; 15. Residential care; 16. Beyond caring; Resources; Acknowledgements; Index.
The Complete Best Man
By John Bowden
I know exactly what you are thinking. It seemed such a good idea at the time, but now you are beginning to realise there's going to be more to it than just turning up on time and handing over the ring. Am I right, or am I right? Fear not. Whether the happy couple has a traditional white wedding vision or a modernist view of their big day, this handbook will show you how to become their perfect best man...a best man who knows how to combine the best of the old with the best of the new. The groom will be glad he chose you. So pour yourself a cold one, sit back and get ready to learn how to turn a stressful honour into a piece of (wedding) cake.Contents: Part 1 : The Best Man's Duties 1. The Appointment 2. Countdown to the big day 3. Stag dos and don'ts 4. The big day Part 2: Your Speech 6. Ground rules 7. Planning your speech 8. Writing your speech 9. Making your speech Sample speeches
The Complete Best Man
By John Bowden
I know exactly what you are thinking. It seemed such a good idea at the time, but now you are beginning to realise there's going to be more to it than just turning up on time and handing over the ring. Am I right, or am I right? Fear not. Whether the happy couple has a traditional white wedding vision or a modernist view of their big day, this handbook will show you how to become their perfect best man...a best man who knows how to combine the best of the old with the best of the new. The groom will be glad he chose you. So pour yourself a cold one, sit back and get ready to learn how to turn a stressful honour into a piece of (wedding) cake.
Confessions of a Naughty Mommy
By Heidi Raykeil
Sex. After. Baby. These three words are whispered by mothers everywhere who find themselves stumped and shocked by the state of their sex lives. Naughty Mommy Heidi Raykeil has been down that road and chronicles her experiences in her online column Sex in the Suburbs. Raykeil knows firsthand that there are still plenty of things our mothers (and friends, and doctors) don't tell us about motherhood, but that every mother should know.While the media continues to bombard us with images of sex everywhere we turn, the reality for married couples with children today is much different. Do-it-all-moms seem to be doing everything except IT. Raykeil is out to change that. Confessions of a Naughty Mommy is a funny, honest, and sexy account of Raykeil's search for her missing libido,lost in action after she gave birth to her daughter. She takes readers along on her journey from mystified and frustrated new mom through the bumpy awkwardness of reigniting the home fires during naptime and date night to a newfound discovery and appreciation of sex after baby. With humour, grit, and style, she shares what has worked for her and her husband, as they balance their dual roles of parents and lovers.
Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries
By Sharon Butler
This book offers a complete self-care program for those at risk and those already suffering from one of the most common and most debilitating occupational injuries. Guided by symptom charts, you select the best exercises for the movement patterns required by your work and learn how to restore the range of motion to overworked hands and arms.
The Child Custody Book
By James W Stewart
"It is almost always in your children's best interest to settle a case-with or without mediation-rather than to litigate in court," said Judge Stewart. His book fully, clearly, and concisely explains the process of court child custody litigation. It shows how custody decisions are made, what can be expected at each stage of the process, and how parents can insure that their abilities are clearly presented to persons with influence over the custody decision. It is intended to eliminate surprises that could lead to costly mistakes along the way. Parents who settle custody disputes out of court will not only save tens of thousands of dollars, but will have avoided the rancor and hostility of a custody trial that makes future cooperation in raising the children almost impossible. With help from a capable and experienced attorney, this book will allow the reader to present her/his case for custody in its best possible light. A must-read for divorcing parents, custody evaluators, family psychologists, and marriage and family therapists.