Do Parents Matter?
By Robert A. LeVine, Sarah LeVine
When it comes to parenting, more isn't always better,but it is always more tiringIn Japan, a boy sleeps in his parents' bed until age ten, but still shows independence in all other areas of his life. In rural India, toilet training begins one month after infants are born and is accomplished with little fanfare. In Paris, parents limit the amount of agency they give their toddlers. In America, parents grant them ever more choices, independence, and attention.Given our approach to parenting, is it any surprise that American parents are too frequently exhausted?Over the course of nearly fifty years, Robert and Sarah LeVine have conducted a ground-breaking, worldwide study of how families work. They have consistently found that children can be happy and healthy in a wide variety of conditions, not just the effort-intensive, cautious environment so many American parents drive themselves crazy trying to create. While there is always another news article or scientific fad proclaiming the importance of some factor or other, it's easy to miss the bigger picture: that children are smarter, more resilient, and more independent than we give them credit for. Do Parents Matter? is an eye-opening look at the world of human nurture, one with profound lessons for the way we think about our families.
By Jo Ann Jenkins
Jo Ann Jenkins's Disrupt Aging is spot-on: every single year is a gift. By confronting the most common stereotypes about aging, this book will help us all live each year to the fullest." ,Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.OrgWe've all seen the ads on TV and in magazines, 50 is the new 30!" or 60 is the new 40!" A nice sentiment to be sure, but CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. 50 is 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it.In Disrupt Aging , Jenkins focuses on three core areas,health, wealth, and self,to show us how to embrace opportunities and change the way we look at getting older. Here, she chronicles her own journey and that of others who are making their mark as disruptors to show readers how we can be active, healthy, and happy as we get older. Through this powerful and engaging narrative, she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making our money last.This is a book for all the makers and doers who have a desire to continue exploring possibilities, to celebrate discovery over decline, and to seek out opportunities to live the best life there is.
Dr. Riley's Box of Tricks
By Douglas A. Riley
Every parent sends their child to his or her room as a punishment at one time or another. But, have you ever considered grounding your children from their rooms? Dr. Douglas Riley has. In fact, if your daughter isn't allowed to use her own room after you have declared it "unfit for human habitation" until she straightens it, you'll be amazed how clean she will keep her space next time. Dr. Riley has prescriptions for every situation, from messy rooms to homework procrastination, from sibling combat to cell-phone abuse. Ideal for any exasperated parent, this must-have guide offers dozens of creative solutions for the most persistent parenting problems. These gentle yet proven techniques turn the tables to put you back in charge- and get your kids to laugh in the process.
By Bonnie Buxton
Part heartfelt memoir, part practical guide, Damaged Angels recounts Bonnie Buxton's struggles to raise an adopted daughter whom she didn't realize was afflicted with fetal alcohol disorder. Her book also offers guidance to parents who have children with FASD. By the time Bonnie's daughter Colette hit first grade, her parents were coping with her frequent stealing and lying, and the necessity of special education. At fourteen, she discovered drugs and sex by eighteen, she was a crack addict living on the streets. After many frustrating years consulting numerous therapists, a TV news story gave Bonnie the answer she was looking for , and sent her on a quest for a diagnosis and help for Colette. Damaged Angels can aid and comfort all those affected by FASD , the most common cause of intellectual impairments in most industrialized nations , and reduce the number of babies born with this disorder in the future. The most important book on fetal alcohol disorder since Michael Dorris's The Broken Cord, Damaged Angels is a book for every parent, practitioner, and teacher working with a child with FASD.
By Jane Seddon
Every happy couple knows that sex is an integral part of a healthy relationship - and that it takes hard work to keep the bedroom routine from getting stale. But being sexually adventuresome takes a lot of confidence, and sometimes, a lot of planning ahead. Now, there's Daily Sex - 365 different sex tips and techniques for every day of the year.Organised into 12 month-long calendars that can be started at any time, each page consists of thrilling new positions for intercourse, titillating manual and oral activities, and other methods of fantastic foreplay. By encouraging daily intimacy, it will also help to promote love, trust and communication between partners, which only enhances the sexual experience. This is the ultimate guide to help readers make great sex a reality - every day of the year!
By Jean Gould
These first-person accounts portray, with thoughtfulness and clarity, a wide range of caregiver experiences: the possibility of deepening relationships the opportunity for forgiveness the ability to reach out and to look within to find strength the sorrow of watching a parent grow old and the chance to say goodbye.
Divorce Handbook for California, 5th Edition
By James W Stewart
"I wrote this to help you survive the dissolution of your marriage without the financial ruin most people face," said Judge Stewart. His wise guidance shows readers how to: establish realistic expectations about divorce; find and hire a good attorney; control their attorney's actions and fees; use mediation and/or arbitration effectively; handle child and spousal support; protect children during the difficult times.