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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It’s tough raising a teenager, but it’s especially difficult when a teen has trouble regulating their emotions and lashes out. This groundbreaking book gives parents the tools they need to stop unwittingly reinforcing their teen’s bad behavior, reduce family conflicts, and get teens on track with the things that really matter.

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  • In Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance, parents learn responsive parenting techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and other well-researched parent-child treatment programs. Children who suffer from separation anxiety, excessive worry, and other anxiety problems can benefit greatly from the simple ACT skills presented in this book.

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  • In a world steeped in gender inequality and sexual violence, it’s become more and more clear that we can’t just teach girls to protect themselves. We must also teach boys not to do harm. Written by a clinical psychologist with expertise in modern families, Raising Feminist Boys is a parent’s guide to having developmentally appropriate conversations with boys about sexual responsibility, consent, gender, empathy, and identity.

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  • A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans, mindfulness mentor, parenting coach, and mother of two Hunter Clarke-Fields offers parents practical and breakthrough strategies for conflict resolution and positive communication. Parents learn to break free from ingrained “reactive parenting” habits in order to forge better relationships with their children—relationships built on respect and cooperation.

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  • How can parents prepare for and prevent their kids’ inevitable meltdowns? In Ready, Set, Breathe, a clinical social worker and mother of two shows parents how to improve both their child’s and their own ability to focus, calm down, and deal with stress through everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for children ages 2–10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective! This is a must-read for all parents.

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  • Using the science that underlies more extreme approaches to ‘attachment parenting,’ The Attachment Connection helps parents sort out the facts from the fiction about parent-child attachment and shows how paying attention to the cognitive needs of a growing child can help him or her grow up healthy, secure, and confident.

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  • The Baby Emergency Handbook offers parents potentially lifesaving strategies for dealing with thirty-five common infant emergencies, including animal bites, bee stings, burns, falls, food allergies, sudden high fevers, sunburns, and much more.

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  • Parents often wonder what’s going on in their child’s mind when they throw a temper tantrum, behave badly, or refuse to cooperate. Written by two experts in child development and psychology, The Emotionally Intelligent Child offers a groundbreaking approach for understanding children’s behavior in the context of their development, as well as tips for parenting with patience, and actionable strategies for helping kids cultivate emotional intelligence—an essential character trait for succeeding in our highly social world.

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