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When Something Feels Wrong

Written especially for abused and hurting teens, this book offers needed coping skills and real teen ?been there? advice for youth who struggle with the aftermath of abuse and want the pain to stop.

Hidden Messages

In Hidden Messages: What Our Words and Actions Are Really Telling Our Children, Elizabeth Pantley (author of Perfect Parenting) permeates essential parenting lessons through thoughtful and interesting real-life experiences. The stories have been developed from the countless number of parents that Pantley has worked with through her parent education groups.

Parenting an Only Child

Is it possible to raise a contented only child? Can we be happy with only one child? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes.

Healthy Child, Whole Child

At a time when caring for your children has become increasingly complex and parents are bombarded with new and conflicting information, Doctors Ditchek and Greenfield provide authoritative and thorough advice for raising healthy kids. As devoted fathers and as open-minded but conventionally trained physicians, they blend the best of conventional medicine with alternative approaches for keeping children healthy.

Smart Mom’s Baby-Sitting Co-Op Handbook

Mothers of preschoolers are re-inventing the idea of neighborhood support—and they want to talk about it. Newsweek (11-27-2000, pg 89) reported news that Moms have been discovering for years—playgroups and baby-sitting co-ops have reshaped the world as moms know it. Small victories begin to add up—a little calm here, a little relief there, and pretty soon the never-ending job of caring for small children begins to find a peaceful balance.

Building Moral Intelligence

Some of the toughest problems parents must deal with happen right on the school playground where teasing, bullying and mean-spirited kids about. There seems to be an epidemic of mean-acting acts these days. In fact, the National Education Association estimates that 160,000 children skip school every day because they fear being attacked or intimidated by other students. While we can?t prevent the pain insults cause, we can lessen our kids? chances of becoming victims—and even better, we can mitigate the effects of teasing and bullying on our children.

Little Feelings

Even though feelings are the essence of our being, children are usually not able to identify, articulate, sort, and understand the vast spectrum of feelings and emotions they experience each day.

On the Safe Side

This book provides a comprehensive source for making the home safer for young children. Parents and caregivers can use this tool to identify potential hazards and discover possible solutions. Sources for hard-to-find safety devices are also provided in the this text.

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