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Getting to the Other Side of Grief (Revised and Updated)
Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Susan J.
On the other side of grief lies renewal. And you can get there.There is little in life that rocks us like the death of a spouse. Whether you're feeling alone, drowning under an ocean of emotions, or working your way through the darkest nights of the soul and are now wondering how to get on with your life, you'll find comfort and guidance from the authors of this book.One a clinical psychologist, the other a pastor and professor, both suffered the loss of a spouse at a relatively young age. Their empathy, valuable psychological insights, biblical observations, and male and female perspectives will help you experience your grief in the healthiest and most complete way so that you can move forward to embrace the new life that is waiting for you on the other side.
God's Words of Life for Fathers
Every dad needs a little help sometimes! In this devotional for fathers, you’ll find instruction, reassurance, and encouragement. These topically arranged devotions and scriptures from the NIV Men’s Devotional Bible will inspire and guide you every step of the way. Whether you’re raising toddlers, teens, or children of any other age, God’s Words of Life for Fathers offers practical wisdom for everyday parenting. This handy reference will strengthen you in your challenging and rewarding role as a father.
God's Words of Life for Mothers
Regardless of what you find yourself facing as a parent, you can find peace and comfort in the eternal truths of Scripture curated in this beautiful devotional for mothers. Encourage your heart and soul as you read through God's Words of Life for Mothers, a book of specially chosen verses to inspire you in every season. The cover features a beautiful fabric pattern from designer Amy Butler, and pages have unique scalloped edges.Whether you're busy amid life with littles or advising your grown children through early adulthood, lean on God's wisdom to love your family well. God's Words of Life for Mothers includes hundreds of verses carefully organized by the topics you need most--grace, rest, wisdom, prayer, and many more. No matter what you need on any given day, find the inspiration you need straight from the Word of God.
7 Keys to Comprehension
7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use: Connecting reading to their background knowledge; Creating sensory images; Asking questions; Drawing inferences; Determining what's important; Synthesizing ideas; Solving problems. Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure.
What happens when you have life on a string and then everything changes? The author tells the story of life with her daughter, Katherine, who developed Rett Syndrome without warning. This is the story of a soul-searching journey through grief, loss, hope, anger, and despair to a place of unconditional love.
The New Male Sexuality
Hailed for nearly two decades as the classic guide to male sexual pleasure, The New Male Sexuality now includes the latest medical breakthroughs that are heralding a second sexual revolution. Bernie Zilbergeld draws on more than twenty-five years of experience as a sex therapist to address the most urgent questions of men today, deftly separating the hype from the reality, and showing how real sex can be even better than our fantasies. The result is this clear, comprehensive, witty, and refreshingly honest book - the one indispensable reference on male sexuality for the new millennium.
Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process
Modern motherhood is something very different from what our grandmothers and mothers experienced. The pressure to pack the most healthy, balanced lunches for your children, enroll them in enriching extracurricular activities, the birthday party bonanza that must be post-worthy, and the pressure to get your kids into the right school - these are today's concerns. Add in work-life balance, disconnection from friends and families, and a healthy dose of social media-induced anxiety and you've got a recipe for disaster. Being everything to everyone is just too much pressure and the cracks are starting to show. And the fallout goes beyond moms - it is affecting our husbands, partners, colleagues, and especially our kids. So how do we stop the burnout cycle?From years of personal and professional practice, Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, a Denver-based child psychotherapist who has counseled families and children for two decades, has devised a prescriptive program for addressing this epidemic - teaching moms that they can find ways to reenergize themselves and not get mired in guilt. Filled with real stories from real moms and empowering, proven solutions, Mommy Burnout offers the hope modern moms need to save marriages, keep kids happy, and most important, heal themselves.
Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children
When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom - much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was toraise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States?Through her own family’s often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with “selbstandigkeit” (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.
Breaking the Cycle
This eagerly awaited collection is a stunning and moving anthology of stories, each of which focuses on an aspect of domestic abuse and points toward the steps to be taken to break the cycle that perpetuates it.
Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child (2nd Edition)
Revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the latest thinking and information on children's health issues, Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child enables parents to combine the best of conventional and alternative approaches. Part One explains the full spectrum of techniques that can be employed to effectively treat childhood health problems, providing an overview of the history, fundamentals, and uses of conventional medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, diet, and nutritional supplementation. Part Two contains a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the various health problems of childhood, from acne to chickenpox to thumb-sucking. Finally, Part Three offers guidance on using the therapies and procedures suggested in Part Two, from locating acupressure points to preparing herbal remedies. Written by a naturopathic physician, a medical doctor, and a pediatric nurse, this unique book gives parents easy access to current information and advice regarding their children's health and acts as a bridge between time-honored healing systems and mainstream medicine. Illustrated with line art.
Woman of Color
LaTonya Yvette, the blogger and stylist behind the eponymous site, is unapologetically candid about life’s trials, including motherhood, love, death, and racism. Her first book, Woman of Color, is part memoir, part lifestyle guide—packed with moving essays, gorgeous original and archival photographs, and practical style and beauty advice. At the very heart, though, it’s about LaTonya’s experience growing up as a woman of color in Brooklyn.Each beautifully designed chapter covers a different topic—the meaning behind her name, how vitiligo has shaped her definition of beauty, her childhood hairstyles, raising her children as a 20-something mom—and ends with thoughtful advice and lifestyle takeaways like how to tie a headwrap or incorporate new, bold colors into your wardrobe. Woman of Color is real life, real style for women from all walks of life. In it, LaTonya has written a love letter to women, filling this book with vulnerable, imperfect truths from a black woman blogger, a voice not often seen on bookstore shelves.
My Dead Parents: A Memoir
Anya Yurchyshyn grew up in a narrow townhouse in Boston, every corner filled with the souvenirs of her parents’ adventurous international travels. On their trips to Egypt, Italy, and Saudi Arabia, her mother, Anita, and her father, George, lived an entirely separate life from the one they led as the parents of Anya and her sister – one that Anya never saw. The parents she knew were a brittle, manipulative alcoholic and a short-tempered disciplinarian: people she imagined had never been in love.When she was sixteen, Anya’s father was killed in a car accident in Ukraine. At thirty-two, she became an orphan when her mother drank herself to death. As she was cleaning out her childhood home, she suddenly discovered a trove of old letters, photographs, and journals hidden in the debris of her mother’s life. These lost documents told a very different story than the one she’d believed to be true – of a forbidden romance; of a loving marriage, and the loss of a child. With these revelations in hand, Anya undertook an investigation, interviewing relatives and family friends, traveling to Wales and Ukraine, and delving deeply into her own difficult history in search of the truth, even uncovering the real circumstances of her father’s death – not an accident, perhaps, but something more sinister.In this inspiring and unflinchingly honest debut memoir, Anya interrogates her memories of her family and examines what it means to be our parents’ children. What do we inherit, and what can we choose to leave behind? How do we escape the ghosts of someone else’s past? And can we learn to love our parents not as our parents, but simply as people? Universal and personal; heartbreaking and redemptive, My Dead Parents helps us to see why sometimes those who love us best hurt us most.
Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey
Let Her Fly traces the inspirational journey of Malala Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin, from a boy in Shangla to a man who broke with tradition and proves there are many faces of feminism.With humor and sincerity, Yousafzai describes his life before the Talibanization of Mingora, scenes of his sons Khusal and Atal fighting kites on the roof, his progressive partnership with his wife Toor Pekai, and the challenge of raising children in an unfamiliar country. After Malala was shot by the Taliban, the Yousafzai family was completely uprooted from their home in the Swat Valley and forced to start over in the United Kingdom. Now, Ziauddin expresses the complex pain and joy of his return, six years later, to the site of Malala's attack.Let Her Fly is an intimate family portrait by the father of one of the most remarkable leaders in the world today. Ziauddin and Toor Pakai have set a singular example for parents who hope to empower their children to make a difference. Let Her Fly will resonate with anyone who has ever cared for a child, as Ziauddin Yousafzai shares what he's learned from his children, and what he hopes to teach the world.
Cousin Camp: A Grandparent's Guide to Creating Fun, Faith, and Memories That Last
Yates, Susan Alexander
In a world where our families are more scattered than ever, true and lasting family connections are hard to forge and even harder to maintain--and they don't happen by accident. For grandparents who long to create a close-knit bond in their family, popular speaker and parenting expert Susan Alexander Yates has a revolutionary new book.Cousin Camp is an inspiring, practical book that outlines how grandparents can plan and host a camp. Grandmother to 21 grandchildren, Yates has been creating cousin camps and family camps for years. Now she passes on what she's learned so you can help your children and grandchildren develop meaningful, lasting connections with each other--and with you!Full of specific, practical ideas and hilarious stories, this book contains everything you need to know from initial planning (who, when, and where) to a daily schedule to specific ways to build friendships among family members. Yates also includes plenty of ideas for family camps and reunions to draw everyone closer.
The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse
Wright, Thomas Lee
The rapid aging of the American population and its accompanying epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer's disease has brought about an awareness of the increasing vulnerability of our elders. Taking care of our parents and protecting them from exploitation and abuse at the hands of others can evolve into a virtual full-time occupation, especially among today’s baby boomers. The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse provides a practical manual to help prepare the reader for the challenges that arise as our parents begin to lose their independence.In each chapter of this guide, a nationally recognized expert provides specific advice regarding effective actions that can be taken in order to protect loved ones in every area of their lives. They offer practical answers to such questions as:• What qualities should you look for in a caretaker?• What are the pros and cons of trusts and guardianships?• Who do you go to if you suspect abuse of any kind?• How do you best protect your own rights so that you can preserve the rights of your loved one?• What are the most common financial scams that target the elderly?The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse addresses every personal, medical, financial, and legal consideration that may arise for adult children of a senior citizen.
It Ended Badly
Spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, Jennifer Wright's It Ended Badly guides you through the worst of the worst in historically bad breakups. In the throes of heartbreak, Emperor Nero had just about everyone he ever loved - from his old tutor to most of his friends - put to death. Oscar Wilde's lover, whom he went to jail for, abandoned him when faced with being cut off financially from his wealthy family and wrote several self-serving books denying the entire affair. And poor volatile Caroline Lamb sent Lord Byron one hell of a torch letter and enclosed a bloody lock of her own pubic hair. Your obsessive social media stalking of your ex isn't looking so bad now, is it?With a wry wit and considerable empathy, Wright digs deep into the archives to bring these thirteen terrible breakups to life. She educates, entertains, and really puts your own bad breakup conduct into perspective. It Ended Badly is for anyone who's ever loved and lost and maybe sent one too many ill-considered late-night emails to their ex, reminding us that no matter how badly we've behaved, no one is as bad as Henry VIII.
The Ten-Year Nap
For a group of four New York friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasn't always that way. Growing up, they had been told that their generation would be different. And for a while this was true. They went to good colleges, and began high-powered careers. But after marriage and babies, for a variety of reasons, they decided to stay home, temporarily, to raise their children. Now, ten years later, they are still at home, unsure how they came to inhabit lives so different from the ones they expected - until a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, in ways they couldn't have predicted.
How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility
Greg Wolfe went through four cycles of IVF on his rocky journey to fatherhood - and now, with profound sympathy and side-splitting humor, he lays it all out for guys on similar baby-making quests. How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup is not your typical nuts and bolts (no pun intended) medical guide but a helpful handbook designed specifically with the male partner in mind, with answers to his most pressing questions about the infertility process, including: Why are boxers better than briefs? How can hamsters help determine what's wrong with my sperm? My wife's already moody enough - why am I injecting her with even more hormones? Is it necessary for me to fill the whole cup at the fertility clinic? From understanding a woman's cycle to "porn etiquette" at the clinic, How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup has everything a man needs to know to get the job done!
Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? (Revised and Updated)
Wolf, Anthony E.
When Anthony E. Wolf's witty and compassionate guide to raising adolescents was first published, its amusing title and fresh approach won it widespread admiration. Beleaguered parents breathed sighs of relief and gratitude. Now Dr. Wolf has revised and updated his bestseller to tackle the changes of the past decade. He points out that while the basic issues of adolescence and the relationships between parents and their children remain much the same, today's teenagers navigate a faster, less clearly anchored world. Wolf's revisions include a new chapter on the Internet, a significantly modified section on drugs and drinking, and an added piece on gay teenagers. Although the rocky and ever-changing terrain of contemporary adolescence may bewilder parents, "Get Out of My Life gives them a great road map.
I'D Listen to My Parents If They'd Just Shut Up
"I'd Listen to My Parents If They'd Just Shut Up" offers humorous, dialogue-based advice for the parents of teenagers from the author of the bestselling "Get Out Of My Life, But First Can You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?"
Custody Chaos, Personal Peace
Wittmann, Jeffrey P.
This empowering guide is an inspirational roadmap for the millions of men and women navigating a rocky relationship with a former spouse-while trying to maintain a healthy atmosphere for their child.
What High Schools Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know)
In order to succeed in the fiercely competitive college admissions game, you need a game plan - and you have to start young. In this empowering guide, Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, a nationally sought-after college "packager," helps parents of seventh to tenth graders create a long-term plan that, come senior year, will allow their kids to virtually write their own ticket into their choice of schools. Parents should start by helping their kids identify their academic passions, then design a four-year strategy based on those interests. The book details hundreds of opportunities available to make kids stand out that most high school guidance counselors and teachers simply don’t know about or don’t think to share. This indispensable guide should be required reading for any parent whose child dreams of attending one of the country’s top colleges.
Masterminds and Wingmen
Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as "It’s nothing" or "I’m good?" Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your "help?" Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls?Welcome to Boy World. It’s a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule from "the guys" even as they ask to copy assignments. Where "masterminds" dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse. Boy world is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy’s relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he’ll become. If you want what’s best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively.What you’ll find in Masterminds and Wingmen is critically important for every parent – or anyone who cares about boys – to know. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing – his on-the-ground reality. Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self.
Love may be lovelier the second time around, but as many remarrieds have discovered, combining two existing families presents numerous challenges. Stepcoupling addresses the major issues these couples face - children (his, hers, theirs), ex-spouses, finances involving two or more households, and legal battles - and explains how to nurture the mutual love and respect within the marriage that will ensure the health and longevity of both the couple and the family.
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