Citing the misguided parenting and government programs that over-protect today's youth, leaving them ill-equipped to handle the demands of the real world, a guide to raising self-reliant young adults explains how to reinstate formative experiences from first jobs and delayed gratification to eating correctly and leaving home.
Presents the stories of seven different families whose illnesses pushed the limits of known medical science, including a child who beat his severe food allergies with unconventional therapy and a child with ADHD who improved his life through diet.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Bascombe novels presents a memoir in two parts on the lives of his parents in the Depression-era South that explores their motivations and dreams, his traveling salesman father's early death and the family's transient lives in a series of hotels. 200,000 first printing.
Presents a guide to reaching out to anyone who is experiencing grief, loss, illness or any other difficult situation.
The famed sportscaster shares personal stories from his life and career, describing his work in and out of the shadow of his legendary sportscaster father, Jack Buck, and his marriage to sportscaster Michelle Beisner.
The wife of a Navy fighter pilot describes the life of a military wife, including the emotional journey of her family's uncertain future, abrupt moves across the country, and sustaining love and romance during frequent absences.
The author of the popular advice column, "Ask Polly," presents a collection of original, impassioned and inspiring letters.
Draws on the tandem sciences of child psychology and physical health to counsel parents on how to help their kids engage calmly when approaching social and educational challenges, exploring how to tap the potential of the body's stress responses and the power of the parent-child bond to promote well-being in family life. 5 diagrams. Illustrations. Tour.
The award-winning author of Anatomy of a Disappearance describes his journey home to Libya after a 30-year absence due to his family's political exile and his father's kidnapping in Cairo, and his inextinguishable hopes that his father will be found alive.
A journalist describes her experiences as a jaded, skeptical teenager growing up in a secluded utopia in Iowa, Maharishi's National Headquarters for Heaven on Earth, which promoted Transcendental Meditation as a path to peace and enlightenment. 30,000 first printing.
Based on compelling new scientific and social science research on early childhood malnutrition, a new generation of activists has been inspired to re-think old approaches to feeding the world. The new target in the assault on malnutrition: the first 1,000 days of a child's life, starting from gestation. Proper nutrition during the 1,000 days can profoundly influence an entire life, particularly an individual's ability to grow, learn and work.
"When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It's OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her "renegade rules" for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It's Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It's Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don't Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they're spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it's technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules"—
The author recalls her life as an activist, speaker, mother of five biological and adopted children, and rabbi, focusing on how she found faith and meaning in the world.
Demystifies the teen brain by presenting new findings, dispelling widespread myths and providing practical advice for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and teens.
Science writers and parents themselves, the authors, sifting through research studies on dozens of essential topics, present the latest scientific research on home birth, breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines and other important topics so that parents-to-be can make their own best-information decisions. Original.
The New York Times best-selling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter presents an analysis of the new sexual landscape faced by girls in today's high schools and colleges, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons and important possibilities in girls' modern-world sex lives. 50,000 first printing.
Journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty exposes the myth of the midlife crisis, drawing on emerging information from the fields of neurology, psychology, biology, genetics and sociology.