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Category: Parenting

Parenting

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  • The first-ever guide written for the adult children of divorced parents teaches readers how to identify their inherited distrust of relationships and develop, in their own lives, fulfilling and lasting partnerships.

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  • Today’s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need “rough and tumble” outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist explains why unrestrained movement and outdoor play are vital for children’s cognitive development, and offers fun, engaging activities to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults.

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  • As self-absorbed parents grow older and become more dependent on their adult children, hurtful relationships may resurface and become further strained. In the tradition of the best-selling Children of the Self-Absorbed, author Nina Brown offers the first book for adult children of aging narcissistic or self-absorbed parents. Readers will learn practical yet powerful strategies for navigating the intense negative feelings that these parents can incite, as well as tips to protect their children from the criticism, blame, or hostility that may exist between their parent and grandparents.

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  • In Children of the Depressed, a depression expert helps adult children understand and overcome common problems that stem from growing up with a depressed parent, such as poor communication skills and negative self-talk. Using skills and practices rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), readers will learn to shed the old dynamics and ways of thinking that have been weighing them down. By identifying and recognizing the feelings they experienced at a young age, readers will start laying the groundwork for a happier and healthier life—socially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

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  • A fully revised and updated edition of a self-help classic, Children of the Self-Absorbed offers adult children of narcissistic parents practical tools to understand and cope with the behaviors and attitudes of their parent while still meeting their own needs. With this third edition, readers will learn to set boundaries, employ strategies for maintaining a less destructive relationship, and take steps toward emotional healing.

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  • Co-Parenting 101 offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse. The authors are the creators of the popular website, coparenting101.org, and are co-parents themselves. In the book they share their own experiences, as well as provide professional advice from co-parenting experts. Through practical tips combined with expert parental strategies, this book will encourage and equip divorced parents to put animosity aside and put their kids first.

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  • After a messy divorce, it’s all too common for one parent to try and undermine the relationship between their children and their ex.  In Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex, readers are offered a positive parenting approach to coping with a hostile ex-spouse. Inside, mothers and fathers who are dealing with a toxic ex will learn how to avoid parental alienation, as well as techniques for talking to their children in a way that fosters open and honest response. Divorce can be painful, but with the right tools parents can protect their kids and build stronger, more trusting relationships.

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  • In Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members, three psychologists provide a compassionate and accessible guide for the parents or guardians of returning troops.This is the only self-help book written specifically for the parents of returning soldiers, and it offers coping strategies and practical tips for helping these heroes recover from physical and mental trauma when they return home.

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  • Power struggles between parents and teens are nothing new—we’re all familiar with the image of kids and parents locked in a battle for control—but what really drives these conflicts? According to the author, psychotherapist Neil Brown, these struggles occur because the family control dynamic is dysfunctional. Chock-full of easy-to-use evidence-based tools, this book will help parents and teens overcome chronic conflict and foster a peaceful and loving home environment.

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  • When children refuse to do even little things—like picking up their toys or getting in the car to go to school—it’s easy for parents to become frustrated. But what if there was a gentle, effective way for parents to improve their kids’ behavior, without losing their cool or raising their voice? In Is That Me Yelling? a registered nurse and child temperament specialist shows parents how to effectively communicate with their kids by focusing on their child’s unique temperament. Using mindfulness techniques based in cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and temperament theory, readers will learn to reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect, and understanding in their family.

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  • When children refuse to do even little things—like picking up their toys or getting in the car to go to school—it’s easy for parents to become frustrated. But what if there was a gentle, effective way for parents to improve their kids’ behavior, without losing their cool or raising their voice? In Is That Me Yelling? a registered nurse and child temperament specialist shows parents how to effectively communicate with their kids by focusing on their child’s unique temperament. Using mindfulness techniques based in cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and temperament theory, readers will learn to reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect, and understanding in their family.

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  • There really is a way to talk so that kids will listen. This is an empowering work, filled with practical skills that will help end sibling fights, boost children’s self-esteem, and let parents handle discipline with understanding and authority.

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  • Kids need both love and limits in order to thrive. In Mindful Discipline, a pediatrician and an internationally recognized mindfulness expert offer parents simple yet powerful tools for raising mindful, respectful, and responsible children. Grounded in mindfulness and the latest research in neuroscience, this book will teach readers how to foster their child’s emotional intelligence and self-esteem while also encouraging genuine cooperation. With simple practices, such as honoring a child’s strengths, setting limits, and setting a positive example, parents can teach their child the self-discipline and resilience they will need to thrive in life.

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  • In Mindful Motherhood, a psychologist specializing in mood disorders who is also a mother herself presents a mindfulness training program developed at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Clinical studies showed that this program was effective in helping new mothers parent their children and manage changes in mood, stress levels, and behavior.

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  • My Parent’s Keeper, is a comforting, supportive guide to creating safety and confidence in one’s adult life–warmly and affirmingly written by therapist, Eva Brown, who has devoted her life to helping others.

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  • Parents of teens with intense emotions are often unsure how to respond to their child in a compassionate, constructive way. In this important book, two renowned experts in teen mental health offer parents much-needed advice and skills for dealing with their teen’s out-of-control emotions using proven-effective dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Parenting a teen is difficult enough, but parenting a teen with intense emotions is especially so. This book will give parents the tools they need to help their teen regulate their emotions, as well as skills for managing their own reactions.

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