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What to Expect the Second Year

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The complete why, when, and how-to guide for parenting a one-year-old. When will my 13-month-old start to walk? Shouldn’t my 14-month-old be talking already? How can I get my picky eater to pick something besides pasta? Sure, I can ignore a tantrum at home—but what am I supposed to do in the middle of the mall? Why does my toddler have such a hard time sharing? Taking turns? Playing nicely? When should we break the bottle habit . . . and what about the pacifier? How do I get my almost-two-year-old to settle down for bed—and stay asleep all night? Just in time for those first steps, here’s the next step in What to Expect. Picking up the action at baby’s first birthday, What to Expect the Second Year is the complete guide to the “wonder year”—twelve jam-packed months of amazing milestones, lightning-speed learning, and endless discoveries. Filled with must-have information on everything from feeding (tips to tempt picky palates) to sleep (how to get more of it), talking (decoding those first words) to behavior (defusing those first tantrums). Plus, how to keep your busy one-year-old safe and healthy.

What to Expect the First Year

What to Expect the First Year Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heidi Murkoff
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Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changedand now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the worlds best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies dont come with, but should. And now, its better than ever. Every parents must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than everpacked with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentalscrib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplementsare revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through todays dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and For Parents boxes that focus on moms and dads needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting 2nd Edition

What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting 2nd Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heidi Murkoff
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Eating Well When You're Expecting provides mums-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy - at home, in the office, at Christmas, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty and healthy recipes that feed mum and baby well, take little time to prepare and are gentle on queasy tummies. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn't eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby's bloodstream? I'm entering my second trimester, and I'm losing weight, not gaining - help! Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I'm lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae - can I indulge? (The answer is yes!)

What to Expect When You're Expecting

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America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions. When can I take home a pregnancy test? How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one? Can I keep up my spinning classes? Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese? Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job? I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow? Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound? Will I know labor when I feel it? Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]

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With over 7 million copies sold worldwide, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is one of the world's bestselling books on infant care - and it has now been updated and revised throughout by Heidi Murkoff. This comprehensive and practical month-by-month guide clearly explains everything parents need to know - or might be worrying about - in the first year with a new baby. The book covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, and sleep strategies that really work. It is filled with the most practical tips (how to give a bath, decode your baby's crying, what to buy for baby, and when to return to work) and the most up-to-date medical advice (the latest on vaccines, vitamins, illnesses, SIDS, safety, and more). Featuring dozens of Q&A sections, as well as a first-aid guide and charts on monthly growth and development, feeding and sleeping habits, this is the only book on infant care to address both the physical and the emotional needs of the whole family. Covering the most up-to-date knowledge, both medical and developmental, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is, above all, down-to-earth and reassuring - and an invaluable aid for all parents of new babies.

What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting

What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heidi Murkoff
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Announcing Eating Well When You're Expecting, providing moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancyat home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When Youre Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldnt eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my babys bloodstream? Help!Im entering my second trimester, and Im losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if Im lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundaecan I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes.

The Montessori Baby

The Montessori Baby Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simone Davies,Junnifa Uzodike
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It’s time to change the way we see babies. Drawing on principles developed by the educator Dr Maria Montessori, The Montessori Baby shows how to raise your baby from birth to age one with love, respect, insight, and a surprising sense of calm. Cowritten by Simone Davies, author of the bestselling The Montessori Toddler, and Junnifa Uzodike, it’s a book filled with hundreds of practical ideas for understanding what is actually happening with your baby, and how you can mindfully assist in their learning and development. Including how to: Prepare yourself for parenthood–physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Become an active observer to understand what your baby is really telling you. Create Montessori spaces in your home, including “yes” spaces where nothing is off-limits. Set up activities that encourage baby’s movement and language development at their own pace Raise a secure baby who’s ready to explore the world with confidence.

What to Expect Before You're Expecting

What to Expect Before You're Expecting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heidi Murkoff
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What to expect. . . the first step. Answers to all your baby-making questions. Are there ways to improve our chances of having a girl (or boy)? Does stress affect fertility? Should we be having sex every day? Every other day? Three times a day? I’m 37. Does that mean I’ll have a harder time getting pregnant? How long should we keep trying to conceive before we get some help? What fertility treatments are available—and how will we be able to pay for them? Expecting to expect? Plan ahead. Here’s everything you need to know to help prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies, all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your body into the best baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. All about baby-making sex, from timing to positions to logistics—and how to keep it sexy. Figuring out your fertility (and his). When to seek fertility help, and the latest on tests, treatments, and reproductive technology. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too. Plus, all about the family-building options for single women and same-sex couples.

Getting to 30

Getting to 30 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Elizabeth Fishel
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“This is the book parents have been waiting for”—Michael Thompson, coauthor of Raising Cain. The book that is “helpful, hopeful, and engaging”—Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D., Columbia University. It is the book that addresses the new reality for parents of kids in their 20s and the issues that everyone in the media is talking about: When will this new generation of 20-somethings leave home, find love, start a career, settle down—grow up? And it's the book that will soothe your nerves. It’s loaded with information about what to expect and guidance on what to do when problems arise (as they probably will). In other words, this is the book parents need—Getting to 30, by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, the world's leading authority on the post-adolescent phase he named emerging adulthood, and Elizabeth Fishel, author of Sisters and other books. As Getting to 30 shows, the road to adulthood is longer than we think—and, for parents, bumpier. It explains what’s really happening to your 18- to 29-year-old, including the story behind your child’s moods. The phenomenon of the boomerang child—and why it’s actually a good thing, for parents and kids. The new landscape of 20-something romance. And it gives all the tools parents need to deal with the challenges, from six ways to listen more than you talk, to knowing when to open (and close) the Bank of Mom and Dad while saving for retirement, to figuring out the protocol for social media. Published in hardcover as When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?, Getting to 30 includes the latest research on the optimistic and supportive attitude most parents have regarding their 20-something children.

The Natural Baby Sleep Solution

The Natural Baby Sleep Solution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Polly Moore
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Kinder, Gentler, and It Really Works Based on the human rest and activity cycle that occurs every hour and a half, here’s a scientifically based program for parents to help babies get all the sleep they need, both through the night and during the day. The method is simple, foolproof, and yields long-lasting results: truly restful daytime naps (which also gives an infant a head start on cognitive development and emotional intelligence) and consistent nighttime sleep—as beneficial for parents as it is for the baby. For babies aged two weeks to one year Lessons in sleep independence and solutions to common problems, such as your baby waking up too early, getting a second wind before bedtime, confusing day and night, and more Includes a guided journal for recording your baby’s sleep signals and keeping track of naps and bedtimes A simple program for sleep that delivers foolproof results.

Mom Milestones

Mom Milestones Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Farris
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Mom records her baby's milestones, but what about her own? Where is the celebration of mom's transformation? Beginning with one-day-old mom, who may feel like she is learning a new language, Mom Milestones is a love letter to the myriad ways moms grow and adapt to motherhood. Here are significant firsts: First sleepless night. First walk with baby. First mom friend. Skills learned—how to soothe baby (sometimes); how to coax a preschooler into taking medicine. Mom's likes (adapting pop songs to lullaby format; gathering intelligence from other moms) and dislikes (emptying the lunch box with mystery smells; requests for video games). There's Bedtime: The Board Game; crafts mom enjoys (no glitter or glue, thanks!); and the ABCs of motherhood (E for ennui). While there might not be a road map for motherhood, Mom Milestones tracks both the memorable and slightly forgettable guideposts along the way—sunrises, snack plates, cuddles, laughter, and astonishment—because, as the saying goes, the days are long, but the years are short.

Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year

Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Lianos-Carbone
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You read all the birthing books, took the Lamaze classes, and made it through labor (mostly) unscathed, but now the baby is home—and it’s a whole new ballgame! There are plenty of books and resources about how to properly care for your new baby, but what about caring for yourself? Maria Lianos-Carbone, founder of AMotherWorld.com, outlines the “proper care and feeding” of mothers during their baby’s first year with humor and honesty. From the physical and emotional changes a new mom will undergo to rekindling intimacy with her partner, Oh Baby! Mom’s Survival Guide for the First Year keeps the focus on moms—because you can’t draw water (or breastmilk, for that matter) from an empty well. Maria's straight-talking, no-nonsense approach will give new moms everything they need to survive as they embark on the journey of motherhood. This book is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hestia International, Inc., the trademark owner and publisher of Oh Baby! Magazine in Canada.

Mom, I'm Not a Kid Anymore

Mom, I'm Not a Kid Anymore Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sue Sanders
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Raising a preteen can sneak up on you. Best friends can turn into crushesor bulliesovernight, and suddenly everything you do is so embarrassing. Connecting with someone who not so long ago was your baby and now only responds in shrugs and eye-rolls is difficult, but open, respectful communication is exactly what a preteen needs. In Mom, I'm Not a Kid Anymore, Sue Sanders guides by example, in 25 conversations and moments she has shared with her daughter, Lizzie. Everything is fair game: Tell me about your mean girl. You and Dad do that? When can I get Facebook? Do you believe in God? I got a 3 on my essay. You wouldn't understand As Lizzie figures out who she is and Sue does her best to keep up, the conversations and milestones are sometimes unexpected, sometimes awkward, but always honest. With refreshing wit, candor, and self-awareness, Sanders reminds us to trust our intuition, keep an open mind, and answer those questions we can to help our preteens navigate growing upand maybe learn a thing or two about ourselves in the process.

How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder

How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Casey Crosbie,Wendy Sterling
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Help your child eat normally again Parents are the first to know when their child starts behaving differently. Has your son stopped eating his favorite food, or does he refuse to eat out with friends? Has your daughter drastically increased her exercise regimen, or become obsessed with health foods? These are among the telltale signs that your child, like millions of others, may have an eating disorder (ED). In this essential guide, registered dietitians Casey Crosbie and Wendy Sterling introduce an all-new strategy you can use to help your child at home. The Plate-by-Plate approach is rooted in family-based treatment (FBT)—the leading psychological therapy for EDs. Unlike complicated “exchange” systems, this is simple: Crosbie and Sterling coach you through every aspect of meeting your child’s nutritional needs, using just one tool—a ten-inch plate. Paired with therapy, this intuitive, visual method is the best way to support your child on the path to recovery. Plus, the authors cover how to talk about diet and weight, what to do while traveling, what to expect from your child’s doctor, and much more.

Nurture

Nurture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erica Chidi Cohen
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"What a gift to new and expecting moms. You have no idea the mountain and rollercoaster you're about to embark on, but Nurture somehow gives you a peek in and gives you essential information to help ground you." –Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One Potato A comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion: Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. Nurture covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby's first weeks. This empowering book includes: • Supportive self-care and mindfulness exercises, trimester-specific holistic remedies, nourishing foods and recipes for every month of pregnancy, and expert tips for every birth environment. • More than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, charts, and lists can be found throughout. • Dozens of important topics that every modern mom needs to know including fetal development, making choices for a hospital, home or birth center birth, the basics of breastfeeding, tips on what to expect postpartum, and more. Nurture is an all-inclusive pregnancy and birthing guide book that gives soon-to-be mothers and their partners the information they need to make decisions, feel confident, and enjoy the beauty of creating new life. Nurture is a thoughtful and helpful gift for expecting mothers and their partners. Erica Chidi is co-founder and CEO of Loom in Los Angeles, CA. She began her work in San Francisco, volunteering as a doula within the prison system, working with pregnant inmates. She went on to build a successful doula and health education practice in Los Angeles and has been featured in Women's Health, Vogue, Goop, The Cut and Marie Claire.

The Montessori Toddler

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Turn your home into a Montessori home—and become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent. It’s time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.” Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect—without resorting to bribes or punishment Set up your home and get rid of the chaos Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them See the world through your toddler’s eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective Be your child’s guide—and truly celebrate every stage

Damned If You Do . . .

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Would you rather… Be rich and stupid or smart and poor? Have the CIA after you or have the Mafia after you? Be on vacation with your 60-year-old parents and have your mom insist on wearing a thong bikini or have your dad insist on wearing a tiny, Euro-style bathing suit? Warning! This book contains shocking content meant to inspire hilarious discussion. These field-tested conversation starters are guaranteed to provoke ridiculous fun, break the ice, and—if played correctly—open a unique window into the twisted imaginations of friends and family. It’s an addictive game in a book that challenges readers to ask—and answer—more than 100 questions that rank from the heinous to the outrageously funny.

The Gift of Motherhood

The Gift of Motherhood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cherie Carter-Scott
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Inspired by her relationship with her own daughter and informed by the numerous parents and teens she’s helped in her family workshops, Cherie Carter-Scott culls the ten truths she's observed about this special role: 1. Having a child changes your life. 2. Motherhood is an experience unlike any other. 3. A mother has many roles. 4. If you honor your children's essence, they will blossom. 5. Love shows up in many different forms. 6. As your child grows, so will you. 7. There will be highs and lows. 8. Remembering to care for yourself is essential. 9. There is no such thing as a perfect mother. 10. Motherhood is a process that never ends. Part tribute, part handbook, The Gift of Motherhood exudes Carter-Scott's vitality and wit, offering moms a way to celebrate the joys and navigate the rough spots along their journey. Though every mother walks her own path and every child is unique, Motherhood shares certain universal truths. This gem of a book acknowledges and affirms that the experience of being a mother is astounding, overwhelming, miraculous, and above all, a gift.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen R. Covey
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is Stephen R. Covey's newly revised and updated paperback edition of the New York Times bestseller that offers precious lessons in creating and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world. In his first major work since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary--that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.

Bad Foods

Bad Foods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael E Oakes
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Bad Foods demonstrates how a variety of historical or political events and personalities have shaped our current views of good nutrition. On several occasions in American history concerns have arisen over the safety of our food supply (e.g., harmful ingredients in processed foods) and the potential that processing might deplete foods of their nutrients. These concerns help explain how food characteristics such as freshness, natural, organic, and unprocessed have become important to Americans. Bad Foods traces how the food nutrients fat, salt, and sugar have acquired negative reputations for health as well as any controversies and outright misconceptions of the dangers of these nutrients. Bad Foods also explores confusion that can in part be attributed to biased media coverage about foods. Modern Americans are routinely bombarded with information about the health value of certain foods and the dangers of others. Frequently, health information about certain nutrients receives exaggerated coverage (e.g., dietary fat) while the importance of other nutrients gets ignored (e.g., vitamins and minerals). Moreover, health information about foods is often perceived as contradictory. While some readers may be startled by what they perceive to be a challenge to sacred beliefs about foods, others will see the honesty in both the research and the writing and recognize the social benefits of examining our beliefs about foods. Bad Foods will be of interest to sociologists, food science specialists, and social historians.

The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice

The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Durkin,H. Rudolph Schaffer
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An authoritative new work exploring the themes of communication and implementation of research within developmental psychology – a scientific field with extensive real world value in addressing problems faced by individuals, families and services Brings together the insights of a stellar group of contributors with personal experience translating developmental psychology research into practice Accessibly structured into sections exploring family processes and child rearing practices; educational aspects; and clinical applications Goes beyond traditional reviews of literature in the field to report on practical implementation of research findings, including the challenges faced by authors Serves as an invaluable resource for developmental psychologists, practitioners working in the field of child development, and policymakers working on issues affecting children and families

Narrating Midlife

Narrating Midlife Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine Elizabeth Kiesinger,Lori West Peterson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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Narrating Midlife: Crisis, Transition, and Transformation explores how managing and living through change at midlife is ultimately a communicative endeavor. Using autoethnography, contributors narrate midlife experiences as diverse as the empty-nest, sexual fluidity, mixed-retirement marriage, spousal abduction of a child, and cancer.

The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Adoption

The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Adoption Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Swire Falker
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So you've made the decision to adopt. What's next? For starters, how do you know whether domestic or international adoption is right for you? (And what are the real differences between the two?) Adoption insider Elizabeth Swire Falker answers these questions and many more. As an attorney who practices in the area of adoption and has worked with hundreds of families, and as an adoptive parent herself, she offers expert advice on each stage of the process. This comprehensive, accessible guide leads you with confidence through every decision you'll have to make-including the ones that you'd never know to expect. Complete with checklists, tips, sidebars, and plenty of counterintuitive advice, it shows you how to: Identify which adoption experts you do and don't need Find the right birth mother or choose the right country for your family-and how to spot red flags in potential situations Select an attorney or agency and prepare for your home visit Finance an adoption on a budget, manage the red tape, and get around the roadblocks Navigate all of the complex emotions that surface along the way. . . With Elizabeth Swire Falker's warm yet been-there-done-that voice, THE ULTIMATE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO ADOPTION is sure to become a tried-and-true resource for adoptive parents everywhere.

Pregnancy Sucks

Pregnancy Sucks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joanne Kimes,Sanford A. Tisherman
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Pregnancy Sucks, by Joanne Kimes and Sanford A. Tisherman, M.D., gives you real solutions to all the annoying and somewhat awkward situations that can unexpectedly arise during your pregnancy. Did you know that: Farm-fresh butter, or petroleum jelly, works just as well for your itchy belly as a fancy and overpriced "pregnancy" product? If you're put on bedrest, walkie-talkies will allow you to yell at your husband-no matter where he is in the house! Surrounding yourself with regular pillows (don't forget to swipe your husband's) is just as good as buying a special large "pregnancy pillow"-and more adaptable to giving support where you personally need it? Doing the hokey pokey, or taking a warm shower, can ease Braxton Hicks contractions? Full of insight, hilarity, and practical solutions on every page, Pregnancy Sucks shows how, through it all, you can survive with your health, dignity, and sanity intact!

For Lesbian Parents

For Lesbian Parents Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Suzanne M. Johnson,Elizabeth O'Connor
Editor: Guilford Press
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Raising a child is overwhelming, thrilling, exhausting, terrifying, and joyous--and all at the same time. In addition to the adjustments that any new parents must make, lesbian mothers face numerous special questions and concerns. From "coming out" to your child to coping with the pressures of trying to be a lesbian super-mom, this wise and reassuring book offers information and support for women forging a new path in what it means to be a family. The authors are uniquely qualified for the task as expert developmental psychologists who are also coparenting two young daughters. With clarity and wit, they offer helpful advice on what kids need to know, and at what age; how to help them respond to questions and teasing from peers; ways to foster sensitivity in relatives, teachers, and others; how to talk to teens about their own developing sexuality; how parenting affects couple relationships; and much more. Chapters are packed with the insights and experiences of lesbians who have come to be parents in a variety of ways. Also included are listings of useful web sites, publications, and other resources. Winner--Best Parenting Book, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

Mastering the Mommy Track

Mastering the Mommy Track Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erin Flynn Jay
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 178099124X
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Many working mothers today face great tension between their families and careers. They are more likely than men to feel pressed for time and conflicted about being away from young children while working. They are also more likely to seek out help or guidance. Mastering the Mommy Track tells the stories of everyday working mothers, the challenges they have faced, and lessons learned. It also offers solutions from experts on how mothers can overcome current issues in order to lead happy, healthy lives at home and work.

Theological Cartographies

Theological Cartographies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Valentin
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
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Benjamín Valentín presents a substantive yet accessible introduction to the three central doctrines of Christian theology: God, humanity, and Christ. In an engaging style, Valentín offers an overview of each of these doctrines, delving into its tradition within the Christian community throughout history, from the writing of Scripture forward. He further explores what contemporary life tells us about this doctrine and how that compares to traditional understandings and then determines how we can reconstruct this doctrine in light of our new assessment of it. Each chapter concludes with suggested readings for further study. Throughout, Valentín highlights the diversity of Christian thought, bringing together past tradition and contemporary questions to arrive at a new understanding of what these important doctrines can mean for us today.

Supportive Parenting

Supportive Parenting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Campito
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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When Jan Campito first entered the world of special needs, she trusted the experts to tell her what was wrong, and how to proceed to help her children. Here she was, an articulate, well-educated person, usually confident in navigating whatever situations were required, and yet she became passive and trusting when it came to assuming people would tell her what was wrong with her children's development and what to do to help them. As she realized more and more that no one else was stepping into the lead position to obtain appropriate help for her children, she realized that she needed to take on that responsibility. Since then, she has learnt to take an active role in advocating for her children, and helping meet their needs. From procuring evaluations, to understanding what the diagnoses mean, to selecting therapies and therapists, to following through on therapies at home and targeting needs to be addressed, to helping formulate IEPs, and to monitoring and intervening in their school settings, she has become a comprehensive advocate for her children with special needs, and in this book Jan shares with other parents some of her experiences and some of what she has learnt in the process.

Never Saw It Coming

Never Saw It Coming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen A. Cerulo
Editor: University of Chicago Press
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People—especially Americans—are by and large optimists. They're much better at imagining best-case scenarios (I could win the lottery!) than worst-case scenarios (A hurricane could destroy my neighborhood!). This is true not just of their approach to imagining the future, but of their memories as well: people are better able to describe the best moments of their lives than they are the worst. Though there are psychological reasons for this phenomenon, Karen A.Cerulo, in Never Saw It Coming, considers instead the role of society in fostering this attitude. What kinds of communities develop this pattern of thought, which do not, and what does that say about human ability to evaluate possible outcomes of decisions and events? Cerulo takes readers to diverse realms of experience, including intimate family relationships, key transitions in our lives, the places we work and play, and the boardrooms of organizations and bureaucracies. Using interviews, surveys, artistic and fictional accounts, media reports, historical data, and official records, she illuminates one of the most common, yet least studied, of human traits—a blatant disregard for worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming, therefore, will be crucial to anyone who wants to understand human attempts to picture or plan the future. “In Never Saw It Coming, Karen Cerulo argues that in American society there is a ‘positive symmetry,’ a tendency to focus on and exaggerate the best, the winner, the most optimistic outcome and outlook. Thus, the conceptions of the worst are underdeveloped and elided. Naturally, as she masterfully outlines, there are dramatic consequences to this characterological inability to imagine and prepare for the worst, as the failure to heed memos leading up to both the 9/11 and NASA Challenger disasters, for instance, so painfully reminded us.”--Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College “Katrina, 9/11, and the War in Iraq—all demonstrate the costliness of failing to anticipate worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming explains why it is so hard to do so: adaptive behavior hard-wired into human cognition is complemented and reinforced by cultural practices, which are in turn institutionalized in the rules and structures of formal organizations. But Karen Cerulo doesn’t just diagnose the problem; she uses case studies of settings in which people effectively anticipate and deal with potential disaster to describe structural solutions to the chronic dilemmas she describes so well. Never Saw It Coming is a powerful contribution to the emerging fields of cognitive and moral sociology.”--Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stacey Chillemi,Dr. Michael Chillemi DC
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This book is packed with informative information on how to naturally prevent, treat and overcome hundreds of common conditions that affect our society on a daily basis. Stacey Chillemi and Dr. Michael Chillemi the authors enlighten the readers by giving a clear understanding on how to get started. The author’s purpose is to teach how alternative medicine, herbals, foods, fruits, and vitamins do not just to keep us alive, but they are used as a medicine too. Natural Remedies for Common Conditions provides you with the stepping-stones and techniques to prevent, treat, and overcome conditions the natural way. The authors provide the reader with extraordinary tools and techniques that help you obtain and reach optimum health. This is an excellent book to help prevent, treat and overcome conditions. It is packed with phenomenal advice. Natural Remedies for Common Conditions is the perfect guide to help anyone who has a quest to stay healthy and maintain optimum health.

When the Brain Can't Hear

When the Brain Can't Hear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Teri James Bellis
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Millions of Americans have difficulty understanding spoken language. They're not deaf, autistic, or slow. They have APD. APD has been called the auditory equivalent of dyslexia, and its debilitatiting effects cross all ages, genders, and races. APD can cause children to fail in school and adults to suffer socially and in their careers, but until now, there has been little information available. Written by Dr. Teri James Bellis, one of the world's foremost authorities on APD, this is the first book on the subject that is completely accessible to the public. Through helpful checklists and case studies, you'll finally discover the answers you need, as well as proven strategies for living with APD. Comprehensive and powerfully prescriptive, this book contains vital information for anyone who suffers from this serious disorder. When the Brain Can't Hear gives you all the latest information: What is APD? how APD affects children APD in adults diagnosis and testing treatment options living successfully with APD memory enhancement and other coping techniques

Mealtime and Bedtime Sing & Sign

Mealtime and Bedtime Sing & Sign Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Meeker Miller
Editor: Da Capo Press
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Finally, a way to ease the most challenging times of day with baby. Since signed gestures enable babies to “tell” caregivers what they want and need before they can talk, mealtime and bedtime are occasions when signing can really come in handy. Based on Dr. Miller's popular workshops, Mealtime and Bedtime Sing & Sign is a user-friendly guide featuring over 200 signs with photos, instructions, and activities. An all-new, 12-song CD with upbeat music followed by calm lullabies teaches and reinforces key signs.

Hot Mess Mom

Hot Mess Mom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Wood Shapiro
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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In this hilarious breastfeeding tell-all, the newly titled reissue of How My Breasts Saved the World, Lisa Wood Shapiro recounts her misadventures of new motherhood from the delivery of her daughter and her rookie days as a food source to the bittersweet end of weaning. This may be the information age, but so much of nursing and new motherhood know-how still exists in the smart gal's rumor culture. Only after Shapiro shares her own saga, complete with lactation consultants, chocolate binges, and a new use for green cabbage, do her friends and relatives confess to their own travails. New motherhood always happens to the childless, but it is not always instinctual, and one doesn't have to go it alone. There are professionals who can make it work without pain, and it does get easier. Whether or not your breasts have been involved in any world-saving activities, you won't be able to put this book down until you've read the last line.

7 Secrets of the Newborn

7 Secrets of the Newborn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert C. Hamilton M.D.,Sally Collings
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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From the pediatrician who became an Internet sensation with the “Hamilton Hold” in a YouTube video about how to calm a crying baby, comes a one-of-a-kind resource to guide you through the earliest moments of your child’s life—and help you to parent with common sense and confidence. Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., has spent more than three decades caring for newborns. In his practice, Dr. Bob has seen it all—what works, what doesn’t. How can you get your baby to nurse, sleep, and maybe even cease crying? What strategies can help you connect and communicate with your infant? What important decisions will you make during the first year for your child, yourself, and your partner? Here, Dr. Bob shares his clear, sensible, warm advice—as well as all the latest scientific data and research—on how to: • Offer comfort to a crying newborn using the “Hold” • Gently teach your baby how to sleep (and get some sleep yourself) • Establish healthy patterns • Breastfeed, formula-feed, or bottle-feed using either • Play! • Manage screen time in your home • And more to help you navigate the unforgettable first year of your child’s life.

Que puedes esperar en el primer ano

Que puedes esperar en el primer ano Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heidi Murkoff
Editor: Workman Publishing
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La versión en español de What to Expect the First Year (Qué esperar durante el primer año), con más 11 millones de copias impresas, es la biblia sobre el cuidado de bebés. Esta edición del libro que todos los padres necesitan para navegar con éxito el primer año de la vida de su bebé, es una obra completa, reconfortante, entretenida de leer, fácil de hojear y diseñada especialmente para el hispanohablante como también para aquellos que se sienten más cómodos en su idioma nativo. Con el formato mensual característico que le permite a los padres ir paso a paso en lo que puede ser un abrumador primer año de vida del bebé, Primer año está lleno de consejos prácticos y realistas e información con la cual es más fácil identificarse y más asequible. Algunos cambios en esta edición: los fundamentos del cuidado del bebé – seguridad en la cuna y durante el sueño, alimentación y suplementos vitamínicos – son actualizados con las recomendaciones más recientes. Amamantar recibe mayor cobertura también, desde cómo empezar hasta cómo mantenerlo. Temas candentes y tendencias actuales son tratados: la crianza afectiva, el entrenamiento sobre cómo usar el baño por sí solos (higiene natural infantil), el destete guiado por el bebé y la crianza ecológica (de los pañales de tela a los muebles no-tóxicos) Un capítulo sobre cómo hacer las compras para el bebé ayuda a los padres a navegar la amplísima y siempre cambiante gama de productos personales, para el cuarto del bebé y equipo. Algo también nuevo en esta edición: consejos para la preparación de comida casera para bebés, las más reciente recomendaciones sobre el comienzo de la alimentación sólida, estudios sobre el impacto del tiempo que se pasa ante las pantallas (TVs, tabletas electrónicas, aplicaciones, computadoras) y apartados titulados “Para los padres” que se enfocan más en las necesidades de mamá y papá. A lo largo del libro, los temas están organizados de una manera mucho más intuitiva que en ediciones anteriores para ofrecer la mejor experiencia posible al lector. The Spanish-language translation of What to Expect the First Year, the baby bible with over 11 million copies in print. This edition of the book that every new parent needs to see them through the first year of a baby’s life is comprehensive, reassuring, fun to read, easy to flip through, and designed for Spanish speakers as well as for those who feel more comfortable reading in their native language. With the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, Primer Año is packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Among the changes to this edition: Baby care fundamentals—crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements—are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to nontoxic furniture). A chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new to this edition: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom’s and dad’s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

When Couples Become Parents

When Couples Become Parents Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bonnie Fox
Editor: University of Toronto Press
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When couples make the journey through their first year of parenthood they confront the challenges of their new responsibilities with varying degrees of support and a range of personal resources. When Couples Become Parents examines the ways in which divisions based on gender both evolve and are challenged by heterosexual couples from late pregnancy through early parenthood. Following the experiences of forty heterosexual couples in various socio-economic positions, Bonnie Fox traces the intricate interplay of social and material resources in the negotiations that occur between partners, the resulting divisions of paid and unpaid work in their families, and the dynamics in their relationships. Exploring the diverse reactions of these women and men, When Couples Become Parents provides significant insights into the early stages of parenthood, the limitations of nuclear families, and the gender inequalities that often develop with parenthood.

The Key of Life; A Metaphysical Investigation

The Key of Life; A Metaphysical Investigation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Randolph J. Rogers
Editor: Pen and Publish Inc
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"The Key of Life" is a true story about who we are, why we are here and how we are all connected. This thought-provoking book inspires readers to interpret the synchronicities in their own lives, as author Randy Rogers takes you along on his riveting journey investigating past lives, present events and reincarnation. Randy proves that "ordinary" people can experience the extraordinary when they open themselves to the possibilities. What if you could clearly read the "signs" that are constantly surrounding us and in the process unlock the meaning of life - present, past and future? "The Key of Life" will open that door for you!

Music and Identity Politics

Music and Identity Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Biddle
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351557742
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This volume brings together for the first time book chapters, articles and position pieces from the debates on music and identity, which seek to answer classic questions such as: how has music shaped the ways in which we understand our identities and those of others? In what ways has scholarly writing about music dealt with identity politics since the Second World War? Both classic and more recent contributions are included, as well as material on related issues such as music's role as a resource in making and performing identities and music scholarship's ambivalent relationship with scholarly activism and identity politics. The essays approach the music-identity relationship from a wide range of methodological perspectives, ranging from critical historiography and archival studies, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality studies, to ethnography and anthropology, and social and cultural theories drawn from sociology; and from continental philosophy and Marxist theories of class to a range of globalization theories. The collection draws on the work of Anglophone scholars from all over the globe, and deals with a wide range of musics and cultures, from the Americas, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This unique collection of key texts, which deal not just with questions of gender, sexuality and race, but also with other socially-mediated identities such as social class, disability, national identity and accounts and analyses of inter-group encounters, is an invaluable resource for music scholars and researchers and those working in any discipline that deals with identity or identity politics.

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