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  • Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds

    By Ramesh Manocha
    Ramesh Manocha
    The world is getting harder for young people, and for the people who care about them: parents, teachers, school counsellors and concerned relatives. Generation Next is an organisation that gathers experts in several fields to provide information for professionals - now that expertise is gathered in this volume for everyone else. Each chapter contains easily accessible information, along with more detail and resources for those who wish to find out more.In this comprehensive volume there will be the latest information on many topics, including:Helping young people get help for mental health problemsBullying AnxietyDepressionUnderstanding self-harmChild sexual abuseAlcohol and Drugs and how to communicate with young people about themTeens, Parties and Alcohol: A practical guide to keeping them safe Eating DisordersBody ImageResilience and Positive PsychologyUnderstanding the Teenage BrainOnline Time Management
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    Growing Up Happy

    By Alexia Barrable, Jenny Barnett
    Alexia Barrable, Jenny Barnett
    In Growing Up Happyneuroscientist Dr Jenny Barnett, and teacher and mum Alexia Barrable describe scientifically-proven methods by which children's happiness can be boosted in just a few minutes each day.With easy-to-use activities for toddlers through to teenagers, this book steers the reader through simple and practical ways, grounded in scientific research, to enhance children's - and adults' - day-to-day happiness. It includes? How practising mindfulness is possible even for your toddler? Why time outdoors helps your mental state, whatever the weather? How singing, smiling and stroking a cat all activate your 'bonding chemistry' ? Why fostering gratitude will make your teenager happierThis book will not tell you how to be a flawless parent, or how to raise perfect children, but it will give you proven and successful ways in which to make the days you spend with your kids more enjoyable, meaningful, and ultimately happier.
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    Good Talk, Dad

    By Bill Geist, Willie Geist
    Bill Geist, Willie Geist
    In GOOD TALK, DAD, this talented father-son team shares stories of their funny and heartwarming relationship. Told in a unique back-and-forth banter style, this extended conversation riffs on everything from music and sports to summer camp, driving lessons, and family life. Imagine Big Russ & Me meets Sh*t My Dad Says. After Bill went public with his struggle with Parkinsons disease, the Geists decided to collaborate on this book so their children and grandchildren would have a record of their unique bond. Now that Willie is a father (and Bill a grandfather), Willie has continued Bill's child-rearing traditions in the hopes of carrying on the riotous Geistian parenting legacy. The result is delightfully entertaining, wildly funny, and poignant as well.
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    Gorgeous Skin in 30 Days

    By Erica Angyal
    Erica Angyal
    A revolution in nutrition, the 30-day Gorgeous Skin lifestyle program debunks all the beauty myths of our time, showing you how to be beautiful from the inside out.Using up-to-date clinical research you'll find information on all the latest antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and supplements to slow down the ageing process and to improve the texture, tone and health of your skin. It also includes valuable lifestyle management tools and relaxation techniques to help you maintain lifelong health, beauty and vitality.The program includes:A safe three-day cleansing and detoxification plan to rid the body of toxins, eradicate blemishes, reduce fine lines and create an even skin tone.All the current information on skin superfoods and nutritional supplements for anti-ageing andwrinkle fighting to enhance repair and regeneration of your skin cells, subdue inflammation and boost collagen production.Hundreds of delicious new recipes, facts and healthy skin tips as part of a complete program fornatural health and beauty.How to identify and use the skin protectors to reverse or slow the ageing process and avoid harmful food, lifestyle and environmental factors that accelerate ageing.A 28-day beautiful skin plan for the bride-to-be or anyone who wants to prepare for a special occasion.
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    Getting Back Out There

    By Susan J. Elliott
    Susan J. Elliott
    You're ready for a new romance, but how can you avoid repeating past mistakes? The author of Getting Past Your Breakup offers an essential guide to building a healthy relationship.Plenty of dating books offer advice on how to flirt or catch someone's eye, but they won't help you make better decisions during the selection process so you can find real love. Based on years of research and work with her own clients, Susan Elliott offers a proven plan that will help you to:Examine past relationships for unfinished business and negative patternsIdentify warning signs and red flagsKeep your standards and boundaries high, even when you're head over heelsWork through rejection, rebounding, and other bumps in the roadDecide when to take a relationship to the next level and when to say goodbyeWith practical rules, strategies, and self-assessments,including tips for dating as a parent and dating online, Getting Back Out There will help you transition from your split to a happy, healthy new relationship.
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    Got Teens?

    By Jennifer Wider, MD, Logan Levkoff, PhD
    Jennifer Wider, MD, Logan Levkoff, PhD
    We've been there. And as parents, we are right there with you.",Health and sexuality experts Logan Levkoff, Ph.D. and Jennifer Wider, MDIn Got Teens? , the Doctor Moms combine their medical and psychological knowledge with their own personal experiences to address the most cringeworthy and difficult questions that kids often ask their parents. From How old were you when you first had sex?" to What's wrong with sharing my password with a friend I trust?" and beyond, Levkoff and Wider will help you decode your teens' questions to figure out what they really want to know. Topics include body development, emotional changes, bullying, social media, substance abuse, and more,giving parents the confidence to tackle these subjects with authority and compassion.
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    The Good Mother Myth

    By Christy Turlington Burns, Avital Norman Nathman
    Christy Turlington Burns, Avital Norman Nathman
    In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media-fed notion of what it means to be a good mother." This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don't tend to see in the headlines or on the news. From tales of mind-bending, panic-inducing overwhelm to a reflection on using weed instead of wine to deal with the terrible twos, the honesty of the essays creates a community of mothers who refuse to feel like they're in competition with others, or with the notion of the ideal mom,they're just trying to find a way to make it work. With a foreword by Christy Turlington Burns and a contributor list that includes Jessica Valenti, Sharon Lerner, Soraya Chemaly, Amber Dusick, and many more, this remarkable collection seeks to debunk the myth and offer honest perspectives on what it means to be a mother.
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    Getting to 50/50

    By Sharon Meers, Joanna Strober
    Sharon Meers, Joanna Strober
    Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers with five young children between them who believe that everyone wins when men are full parents and women have full careers. They know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally: your spouse. What's the starting point? An attitude shift that puts you and your partner on the road to 50/50. Here are real world solutions for parents who want to get ahead in their careers and still get to their children's football matches and school plays; strategies for working mothers facing gender bias in the workplace; advice to fathers new to the home front; and tips for finding 50/50 solutions to deal with issues of money, time, and much more. From "baby boot camp" for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating leave with the boss, this savvy book offers confidence through fresh ideas for today's families.Getting to 50/50 presents a compelling case that making it possible for parents to mix professional achievement and family life can strengthen their families.
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    Girl Land

    By Caitlin Flanagan
    Caitlin Flanagan
    Caitlin Flanagan's essays have sparked national debate. Here she turns her attention to girls, and how the biological and cultural milestones shape their budding identities. Adolescence is a transformative period that has radically changed over the generations: from how a girl learns about her period to how she expects to be treated by men, boys, and even other women. In a world where privacy and personal freedom are encroached upon daily, Flanagan examines and redefines the ultimate challenge that we face in protecting, nurturing, and defending our girls.
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    Grow Great Kids

    By Allison Lee
    Allison Lee
    All parents want their children to have the best start in life. They want them to be healthy, have lots of friends, make the most of their time at school and ultimately lead happy and fulfilled lives. As parents we can't always protect our children from the challenges of the outside world - but there's a lot we can do to help them enter the big wide world as healthy and confident individuals. This invaluable guide for parents is divided into two parts. Childhood is about havng fun, but it's also the time when children need to learn how to grow confidently, and how to interact with others in a considerate manner. Part One will help you to: * Encourage your child's social and self-help skills * Manage your child's behaviour successfully * Promote your child's emotional wellbeing Too much fast food and a 'couch potato' lifestyle can present major health concerns for today's children but, as many parents are aware, encouraging healthy eating and exercise in children is often difficult. Part Two starts with the stages of development from birth through to adolescence and shows you how to: * Produce healthy balanced meals * Minimise the risks of allergies and intolerances * Avoid unhealthy foods
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    The Grown-Up Girls' Guide To Life

    By Jacqui Ripley
    Jacqui Ripley
    The Grown-up Girl's Guide to Life helps you through the ups and downs of life and deals with the many dilemmas sent to try and test you. It offers tips that can help put a spin on how you see and handle things and gives advice on many life lessons from the serious to the not-so-serious to leave you feeling positive, uplifted and focused.Quick tips and simple solutions to: Body, Beauty and Botox; Friends, Fallout and Family; Diets, Desserts and Dinner Parties; and Work, Worries and (Ultimate) Wellbeing. Ideal for those who wants a healthier attitude to life along with having the confidence to deal with anything that life throws in your path - however big or small.
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    The Guide For Separated Parents

    By Karen Woodall, Nick Woodall
    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.
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    Good Parenting Through Your Divorce

    By Mary Ellen Hannibal
    Mary Ellen Hannibal
    Divorce has become a way of life. One million couples dissolve their unions every year, profoundly affecting millions of children. While divorce can have many negative consequences, it need not be a disaster for children. For nearly twenty years, the Kids' Turn workshop program has been helping parents and children identify and cope with separation and divorce issues. Good Parenting Through Your Divorce distills Kids' Turn wisdom for individual readers, presenting key topics that concern all parents and their children throughout the divorce and beyond, including: How to recognize, cultivate, and respond to your child's feelings How divorce affects your child's development How to support your child's expressive self The challenge of behaviour and discipline The dos and don'ts of shared parenting Understanding and managing negative reactions Guidelines for developing positive emotional habits How to manage communication with your co-parent An essential, comprehensive guide for parents, Good Parenting Through Your Divorce helps you help your children adjust to a new family arrangement. Chapters on childhood development, discipline, healthy communication, and how to move forward make this a user-friendly, complete treatment of a common but challenging experience.
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    Getting Apart Together

    By Martin A. Kranitz
    Martin A. Kranitz
    Guess which couple got more of what they wanted: Charles and Charlotte, who worked out a negotiated settlement together? Or John and Joyce, who let the court settle their differences? Couples who want to negotiate their own divorce settlements now have a comprehensive self-help guide, complete with ground rules, agendas for discussion, sample forms, and options for divorce mediation without "bloodshed." Not quite a "do-it-yourself" manual - you'll still need an attorney - but packed with real-couple examples of successful agreements on Co-Parenting, Custody, Financial Support, College Planning, Property, Insurance, Taxes.... An organized, thorough guide to the important issues for every separating couple, and an effective aid for those who seek professional mediation. "Your chances of getting the outcome you want are best when you take control of the decision-making process," says Martin Kranitz, Director of the National Center for Mediation Education in Annapolis, Maryland. "Couples can work out their own decisions, if they know what to talk about."