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What to Do When You’re Sad and Lonely: A Guide for Kids

Growing up can be a difficult experience, especially during times when you feel sad and lonely. Those experiences can happen at any time, and are usually triggered by a friend moving away, being teased or bullied at school, or worrying about a loved one. Sometimes it can even happen without knowing the reasons why.

Dream With Me Tonight, Vol. 2 – A Father’s Lullabies

When one thinks of albums designed to lullaby children to sleep, many would think of instrumental songs, or the sound of a woman’s soothing voice. But for Lanny Sherwin, producer of the Dream With Me Tonight, Vol. 2 – A Father’s Lullabies album, he thought of a male singer.

ScreamFree Parenting

There are all kinds of parenting styles. Some involve strict rules, and some involve no rules at all. However, the best parenting style usually incorporates authoritative parenting. Authoritative parents usually keep a good balance of rules and flexibility with their children. But what happens when those rules are broken, and an authoritative parent loses their patience?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

Harry Potter is back with the sixth book from J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues where it left off, with Harry Potter living with his notorious Aunt and Uncle after his fifth year of school. Unlike some of the previous books, the summer-time experience is short-lived, and Harry quickly finds himself back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Speak Up And Get Along!

Bullying has been a part of children’s lives forever, but it’s only been in the last decade or so that educators and researchers have begun to take it more seriously. With the onset of more extreme cases of bullying, and more frequent occurrences of death by the result of bullying, authorities have finally started to take notice.

Failure To Connect

With the onset of computers, at home and in the classroom, many parents and educators are turning their attention away from televisions, and towards computers. Computers are vastly becoming the ?ber communication tool of choice for many families and schools.

When A Friend Dies

The book isn’t designed to be thick and full of filler. Instead, it gets right to the point. Dr. Gootman provides short paragraphs and tips that try to quickly, but compassionately answer teens’ most frequent concerns and questions. When a Friend Dies also includes a helpful list of resources and recommended reading at the end of the book.

Cross Cultural Adoption

People adopt children for many reasons. Some people adopt because they’re unable to conceive naturally, while others adopt because of a desire to parent an unwanted child. Regardless of the reason, many people are now choosing to adopt internationally.