New Arrivals · Parenting

November 22, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

1-2-3 magic teen : communicate, connect, and guide your teen to adulthood

November 21, 2016
Phelan, Thomas W., 1943- author.
©2016
xv, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published as Surviving Your Adolescents in 2012 by ParentMagic, Inc." -- Title page verso.
Introduction: meet the snub -- Straight thinking. Appreciating adolescence -- What's normal? -- Risky business -- Diagnosing your own reactions -- Your new job description -- Don't take it personally. Making sense of the snub -- "Don't take it personally" in action -- Manage and let go. Six kids : intervention examples -- Establishing house rules -- Managing the big four risks -- Your teens have their MBAs! -- Possible intervention roles -- Stay in touch. What not to do : the four cardinal sins -- What to do -- Take care of yourself. The midlife parent -- How to take care of yourself -- Relax and enjoy the movie. Boomerang kids -- The future -- Appendix : managing other issues -- Index -- About the author.
"From rule-breaking and risk-taking to defensive communication and disrespect, parenting a teenager can feel like modern warfare, but it doesn't have to be that way. In 1-2-3 Magic Teen, Thomas W. Phelan explains how to better understand your teenager, which problems are not worth fighting over, and why your child's behavior likely matches the definition of a normal adolescent."--Provided by publisher.

ToughLove : raising confident, kind, resilient kids

November 4, 2016
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2016.
ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
On the cover: Mom.me presents
"18 top experts share proven parenting strategies"--Cover.
Introduction : Raising great parents -- Foreword : Why we need toughLOVE and why we need it now / Lisa Belkin -- Part one: What is tough LOVE all about? -- Is one parenting style best? / Peggy Drexler, PhD -- Setting limits with love / Robert J. MacKenzie, EdD -- Raising resilient children and teens / Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSED -- Parenting the new millennium teen / Michael Bradley, EdD -- "Gimme" kids: the toxic cocktail of entitlement, narcissism, and materialism / Madeline Levine, PhD -- Why empathy matters and how to raise kids who will be empathetic adults / Fran Walfish, PsyD -- Engaging with your kids: what is family time these days and how can we make the most of it? / Ellen Galinsky, MS -- Part two: Putting everything into action -- Deciding what your family values / Ann Corwin, PhD, MED -- Routine Zen: teaching independence and gaining sanity / Lynne Kenney, PsyD -- The art of mealtime / Jill Castle, MS, RDN -- Managing academics in the home and school: finding the balance / Dan Peters, PhD -- How to raise successful and happy young athletes / Jim Taylor, PhD -- Screen-savvy parenting: tv, movies, and media messages in the digital age / James P. Steyer, JD -- Going with the technology flow and raising good digital citizens / Sandra Bryson, MFT -- Sex ed for the modern parent / Logan Levkoff, PhD -- Getting it right for kids when parents part / Christina McGhee, MSW -- It takes a vital village to raise great kids--and great parents / Janet Taylor, MD.
"Combining a high level of nurture with an emphasis on boundaries and structure, toughLOVE is the sanity-saving guide to raising school-age children who will be kind, confident adults. Our eighteen leading experts help you find solutions that come from decades in the trenches as the country's most esteemed and well-known coaches, therapists, teachers, and counselors. And, perhaps most significantly, as parents themselves,"--page [4] of cover.

Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up

October 18, 2016
Bérubé, Michael, 1961- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]
224 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
The story of Jamie Berube's journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Berube to the world as a sweet, bright, gregarious little boy who loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. At four, he is like many young people his age, but his Down syndrome leads most people to see him only in terms of his disability. Twenty years later, Jamie is no longer little, though he still loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Berube chronicles his son's growth and his growing love of the world, writing as both a disability studies scholar and as a father. He follows Jamie through the transitions within his family and home life, through his school years, through the complicated process of entering the workforce with a disability. In a book that joins stirring memoir and sharp philosophical inquiry, Berube guides us through the labyrinth of ethical issues surrounding how we approach disability and uses Jamie's story to argue for a deeper understanding of disability that challenges us to move toward a more just, more inclusive society.

The sh!t no one tells you about baby #2 : a guide to surviving your growing family

October 17, 2016
Dais, Dawn.
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2016]
201 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

What great parents do : 75 simple strategies for raising kids who thrive

October 13, 2016
Reischer, Erica, author,
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
xx, 220 pages ; 21 cm
Great parents rarely say "good job!" or "you are so smart!" -- Great parents (mostly) avoid labels -- Great parents play it straight -- Great parents use scaffolding -- Great parents give a reason -- Great parents give fair warning -- Great parents are transparent about their decision-making process -- Great parents know that reasoning has its limits -- Great parents harness the power of natural consequences -- Great parents give speeding tickets -- Great parents create speed bumps -- Great parents are consistent -- Great parents strive to be matter-of-fact -- Great parents teach happiness habits (and also practice them) -- Great parents teach kids the three Ps -- Great parents protect playtime -- Great parents prioritize sleep -- Great parents encourage sensible risk taking -- Great parents encourage their kids to "do good" -- Great parents avoid power struggles -- Great parents avoid reward economies -- Great parents make time to give kids their full attention -- Great parents take care of themselves -- Great parents pivot -- Great parents use placeholders -- Great parents reframe -- Great parents focus on the positive -- Great parents can change the mood (be silly and playful) -- Great parents avoid drama -- Great parents stop the action -- Great parents offer replays -- Great parents stage rehearsals -- Great parents focus on the relationship -- Great parents start where they are.
Reischer concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids' challenging behaviors, create strong family bonds, and guide children toward becoming happy, kind, responsible adults. She draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distill the best information about parenting today into bite-size pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away.

The 36-hour day : a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer Disease, related dementias, and memory loss

October 12, 2016
Mace, Nancy L.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2012, c2011.
xxx, 609 p. ; 19 cm.
Dementia -- Getting medical help for the person who has dementia -- Characteristic behavioral symptoms in people who have dementia -- Problems in independent living -- Problems arising in daily care -- Medical problems -- Behavioral symptoms of dementia -- Symptoms that appear as changes in mood -- Special arrangements if you become ill -- Getting outside help -- You and the person who has dementia as parts of a family -- How caring for a person who has dementia affects you -- Caring for yourself -- For children and teenagers -- Financial and legal issues -- Nursing homes and other living arrangements -- Preventing or delaying cognitive decline -- Brain disorders and the causes of dementia -- Research in dementia.
"When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders."--Provided by publisher.

Do parents matter? : why Japanese babies sleep soundly, Mexican siblings don't fight, and American parents should just relax

September 12, 2016
LeVine, Robert Alan, 1932- author.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2016.
xxiii, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
We the parents: a worldwide perspective -- Parent-blaming in America -- Expecting: pregnancy and birth -- Infant care: a world of questions... and some answers -- Mother and infant: face-to-face or skin-to-skin? -- Sharing child care: Mom is not enough -- Training toddlers: talking, toileting, tantrums, and tasks -- Childhood: school, responsibility, and control -- Precocious children: cultural priming by parents and others -- Conclusions.
"Robert and Sarah LeVine, married anthropologists at Harvard University, have spent their lives researching parenting across the globe-starting with a trip to visit the Hausa people of Nigeria as newlyweds in 1969. Their decades of original research provide a new window onto the challenges of parenting and the ways that it is shaped by economic, cultural, and familial traditions. Their ability to put our modern struggles into global and historical perspective should calm many a nervous mother or father's nerves. It has become a truism to say that American parents are exhausted and overstressed about the health, intelligence, happiness, and success of their children. But as Robert and Sarah LeVine show, this is all part of our culture. And a look around the world may be just the thing to remind us that there are plenty of other choices to make"--Provided by publisher.

Mamaleh knows best : what Jewish mothers do to raise successful, creative, empathetic, independent children

August 30, 2016
Ingall, Marjorie, author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2016]
245 pages ; 22 cm
Know your history -- Nurture independence-- your kid's and your own -- Maintain discipline -- Distrust authority -- Encourage geekiness -- Emphasize--but don't fetishize--education -- Tell stories -- Laugh -- Value money (but not too much) -- Cultivate spirituality and model tikkun olam -- Conclusion: How to raise a mensch.
"We all know the stereotype of the Jewish mother: Hectoring, guilt-inducing, clingy as a limpet. In Mamaleh Knows Best, Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall smashes this tired trope with a hammer. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares Jewish secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical, and accomplished children. She offers abundant examples showing how Jewish mothers have nurtured their children's independence, fostered discipline, urged a healthy distrust of authority, consciously cultivated geekiness and kindness, stressed education, and maintained a sense of humor. These time-tested strategies are the reason Jews have triumphed in a wide variety of settings and fields over the vast span of history. Ingall will make you think, she will make you laugh, and she will make you a better parent. You might not produce a Nobel Prize winner, but you'll definitely get a great human being"-- Provided by publisher.

How to bring up a baby : a handbook for mothers

July 25, 2016
Scovil, Elisabeth Robinson, 1849-1934.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Procter & Gamble Co., c1906.
40 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm

Warning signs : how to protect your kids from becoming victims or perpetrators of violence and aggression

July 15, 2016
Johnson, Brian D., 1962 October 3-
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
xii, 292 pages ; 23 cm
"Warning Signs provides practical methods to reduce harm to and by children. Doctors Johnson and Berdahl present the most common risk factors and warning signs, along with practical parenting advice and strategies for raising strong, safe kids and protecting them from becoming either perpetrators or victims. They explain how the "old" risk factors--child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, and poverty--have been compounded by new ones in the past 20 years, such as violent media, kids' entitled attitudes, parents' fear of intervention, and increases in childhood mental illness, disrupted families, substance use, bullying, access to weapons, and social media. They provide sample language for tough conversations with kids and with other adults. Full of specific, practical ideas, this book will appeal to parents, teachers, and professionals with a stake in both protecting and developing kindness and compassionate in children."-- Provided by publisher.

Unlatched : the evolution of breastfeeding and the making of a controversy

July 12, 2016
Grayson, Jennifer, author.
New York : Harper, 2016.
324 pages ; 21 cm
Formula-fed me -- What would Baby Jesus drink? -- Milk mysteries and maternal duty -- Industrial age vs. the breast -- Doctor knows best -- Extraordinary attachment -- Latch off, latch on -- Breasts are for men -- Big Brother and the breast -- "We complete, not compete" -- The human experiment -- The weaning.
This is a fantastic book about the history of breastfeeding and formula. The author walks a fine line of being pro-breastfeeding without being anti-formula. While this book is centered in the United States, the author looks at the subject globally. It's fascinating to see where we've gone wrong and where other countries have turned on a dime to increase their breastfeeding rates. This book brings up as many questions as it answers, though, proving that we have a long way to go in our breastfeeding journey.

Unselfie : why empathetic kids succeed in our all-about-me world

June 10, 2016
Borba, Michele, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xxi, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: The hidden advantage of empathy and why it matters for our children -- Part One: Developing empathy. Empathetic children can recognize feelings : teaching emotional literacy ; Empathetic children have a moral identity : developing an ethical code ; Empathetic children understand the needs of others : instilling perspective taking and learning to walk in another's shoes ; Empathetic children have a moral imagination : reading to cultivate empathy -- Part Two: Practicing empathy. Empathetic children can keep their cool : managing strong emotions and mastering self-regulation ; Empathetic children practice kindness : developing and exercising compassion every day ; Empathetic children think "us" not "them" : cultivating empathy through teamwork and collaboration -- Part Three: Living empathy. Empathetic children stick their necks out : promoting moral courage ; Empathetic children want to make a difference : growing changemakers and altruistic leaders -- Epilogue: The empathy advantage : the seven most creative ways to give children the edge they need to succeed.
"According to Michele Borba,there's an empathy crisis among today's youth, who she dubs the "selfie generation." But the good news is that empathy is a skill that can -- and must -- be taught. Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood"--Provided by publisher.

Positive parenting : an essential guide

June 2, 2016
Eanes, Rebecca, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, 2016.
xx, 183 pages ; 21 cm
The Positive Parenting Philosophy -- Important Self-Work -- United We Stand -- Communication Effectively -- Building a Foundation of Trust -- Defining Your Family Culture -- Seeing Children in a New Way -- Raising Emotionally Healthy Children -- Trading Punishment for Solutions -- Top Parenting Challenges--and How to Use Proactive Parenting to Deal with Them.
"Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones and frustrated by the lack of emotionally aware books for parents, she began to share her own insights with readers online. Her following has grown into a thriving community--hundreds of thousands strong. In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an "expert," but from a learning, evolving parent. Filled with practical, solution-oriented advice, this is an empowering guide for any parent who longs to end the yelling, power struggles, and downward spiral of acting out, punishment, resentment, and shame--and instead foster an emotional connection that helps kids learn self-discipline, feel confident, and create lasting, loving bonds"-- Provided by publisher.

Stress-free potty training : a commonsense guide to finding the right approach for your child

June 1, 2016
Au, Sara.
New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2016]
v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Earlier edition: 2008.
Introduction and Philosophy -- 1 Identifying Your Child's Personality Type -- 2 Determing Readiness -- 3 Applying Universal Strategies -- 4 The Goal-Directed Child -- 5 The Sensory-Oriented Child -- 6 The Internalizer -- 7 The Impulsive Child -- 8 The Strong-Willed Child -- 9 Common Interruptions -- 10 Overcoming Challenges and Obstacles -- Conclusion -- Index.
Successful potty training begins with the approach that is right for your child. Is your toddler frightened of the process, afraid even to go near the bathroom? Or does he or she seem to know when it's time to go, but can't quite make it there in time? This insightful guide helps take the stress out of the situation. The book distinguishes between common childhood personality types, providing simple strategies tailor-fit for your child, whether he or she is sensitive or stubborn, cautious or impulsive, goal-oriented or clinging to diapers. A quick quiz helps you pinpoint which method will work best. You'll learn how to: Determine your child's readiness--Build on each success--without adding undue pressure--Handle accidents and temporary setbacks--And more. Now in its second edition, "Stress-Free Potty Training" also provides targeted techniques for challenges including toilet training resistance and refusal to poop as well sensory issues. Filled with straight talk and practical advice, it takes the worry out of this important life transition.

Your kid's a brat and it's all your fault

May 31, 2016
Glickman, Elaine Rose, author.
New York, New York : A TarcherPerigee Book, [2016]
xii, 301 pages ; 21 cm
Your budding brat-toddlers and preschoolers: Introducing your budding brat; Your kid bosses you around; Your kid whines; Your kid bites; Your kid screams; Your kid demands crap in the checkout line; Your kid is mean to the dog; Your kid beats you up; Your kid clings; Your kid refuses to wear anything except her nightgown; Your kid will eat only three things; Your kid is a lousy sleeper; Your kid annoys strangers; Your kid won't share; Your kid is taking over the house -- Your bratty child-ages five through ten: Introducing your bratty child; Your kid interrupts; Your kid doesn't listen the first time; Your kid needs to buck up; Your kid ruins meals; Your kid doesn't say please; Your kid never says thank you; Your kid is totally rude to grown-ups; Your kid lies; Your kid has an obnoxious best friend; Your kid won't do his hoemwork; Your kid is wasteful; Your kid is demanding a gigantic birthday party; Your kid is a terrible traveler; Your kid won't take no for an answer -- Your bratty tween-ages nine through twelve: Introducing your bratty tween; Your kid needs to take responsibility; Your kid sasses you; Your kid won't pitch in; Your kid is addicted to devices; Your kid is bankrupting you; Your kid never does anything nice for you; Your kid doesn't care about his relatives; Your kid doesn't care about others; Your kid won't pick up after herself; Your kid is bored; Your kid talks like a sailor; Your kid dresses like a prostitute; Your kid does really stupid stuff; Your kid rules over you.
"In this wise and informative parenting guide, Elaine Rose Glickman shows readers how loving your kid enough to be the boss will result in happier, healthier, and much easier-to-be-around children! You've seen them--kids running wild through restaurants while the parents avert their gaze and order another cappuccino. You've heard them--kids telling their parents to "shut up" and "get me that." You've met them--kids who dress inappropriately and roll their eyes and never say thank you. Maybe one of those kids belongs to you. Combining incisive commentary with grounded, practical advice, Your Kid's a Brat and It's All Your Fault will have you recognizing and laughing at yourself, your fellow parents, and a culture that seems determined to turn our precious angels into not-so-precious brats."-- Provided by publisher.

The 5 love languages of children : the secret to loving children effectively

May 6, 2016
Chapman, Gary D., 1938- author.
Chicago, IL : Northfield Publishing, [2016]
223 pages ; 22 cm
"More than 1 million sold! You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it? The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages

The silenced child : from labels, medications, and quick-fix solutions to listening, growth, and lifelong resilience

May 3, 2016
Gold, Claudia M., author.
Boston : Da Capo Press, 2016.
xxvi, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
"Are children and adolescents being silenced, and their growth stunted in this age of labels, medication, and frantically rushed lives? Claudia Gold reveals the astonishing power of listening in parent/child and doctor/patient relationships. Through vivid and perceptive stories and new insights from neuroscience, Claudia Gold shows how being listened to relieves conflict, builds resilience and actually changes a child's brain. This happens in all kinds of relationships: parent and child, doctor and child, doctor and parent, teacher and student, in the healing of adolescent depression, and in the prevention of postpartum depression. She helps parents and caregivers resist the pressures of hasty diagnoses and make the time and space that children of all ages, and parents themselves, need in order to grow and to flourish"--Provided by publisher.

The family caregiver's manual : a practical planning guide to managing the care of your loved one

April 25, 2016
Levy, David, (Gerontologist), author.
Las Vegas, NV : Central Recovery Press, 2016.
xiv, 278 pages ; 25 cm
"In this practical manual, family caregiving expert David Levy sets forth how to evaluate priorities, understand options, and face bedrock issues (legal, financial, emotional, social), so caregivers can make wise and informed decisions for their loved ones, while gaining peace of mind from knowing they did they best they could under the circumstances"-- Provided by publisher.

Sh*tty mom for all seasons : half-@ssing it all year long

April 20, 2016
Ybarbo, Alicia, author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2016.
173 pages ; 22 cm
"Told in the same tongue-in-cheek voice as the original, this sequel is full of funny parenting tips and relatable stories for contemporary moms. Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons explores the occasions throughout the year that test every mother's patience and inspire self-deprecating humor and that second glass of wine. With chapters organized by season, the book will teach you how to navigate the bumpy roads of motherhood, learn to laugh at the occasional parenting fail, and maybe even appreciate your own mother"--Amazon.

What to feed your baby : a pediatrician's guide to the eleven essential foods to guarantee veggie-loving, no-fuss, healthy-eating kids

April 11, 2016
Remer Altmann, Tanya, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
vii, 326 pages ; 21 cm
Getting started with the eleven foundation foods program. The eleven foundation foods ; The program -- Feeding your baby and toddler. Milk matters ; The infant program ; The toddler program ; The preschooler program ; The modern family meal -- Dr. Tanya's advice on tricky issues. Food allergies and food intolerance ; Sugar ; Vegetarian and vegan kids ; Organic, GMO, and OMG ; Weighty issues ; The feeding fix ; The picky eater -- Recipes. Nutritious and delicious recipes.
"A practicing pediatrician, bestselling author, and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics offers a simple, fool-proof, no fuss plan for raising kids who love eating nutritious food. As a pediatrician and mother of three boys, Dr. Tanya Altmann knows that good nutrition is essential for healthy kids. But parents today are bombarded with confusing, and sometimes harmful, information. Nutritional guidelines are constantly changing, and parents don't know who to trust for medically sound, proven advice that works. In How to Feed Your Baby, Dr. Tanya cuts through the noise with a simple program that follows the safest, best practices for feeding babies and young children. She begins with the eleven foundation foods critical to brain development and growth--eggs, prunes, avocado, fish, yogurt/cheese/ milk, nuts, chicken/beans, fruit, green veggies, whole grains, and water--that should be the basis of every child's diet in the three phases of their early life: infancy, toddler, and preschooler. She also offers guidance and information for introducing them into a child's daily diet, and delicious, dietician-developed recipes that will help train young taste buds to enjoy and desire real, whole, non-processed foods. With How to Feed Your Baby parents will save time, money, and stress--and say goodbye to picky eating!"-- Provided by publisher.

Parent hacks : 134 genius shortcuts for life with kids

April 8, 2016
Dornfest, Asha, author.
New York : Workman Publishing, 2016.
268 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
Pregnancy & postpartum -- Organizing time & space -- Poop, pee & potty -- Sleep -- Bath time & grooming -- Getting dressed -- Food & mealtime -- Health & safety -- Fun & learning -- Travel & outings -- Holidays & special occasions.
"It's the indispensable handbook for the most seat-of-the-pants job there is--raising kids. Drawing from her award-winning blog, ParentHacks.com, which has been sharing MacGyver-like brilliance from real parenting experts-the moms and dads who are in the trenches every day-Parent Hacks presents 134 ingenious tips and shortcuts for simplifying life with little kids, allowing the whole family to take a deep breath and have more fun. What's a parent hack? It can be as simple as putting the ketchup under the hot dog--minimizing the mess. Strapping baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim her fingernails. Stashing a wallet and keys in a clean disposable diaper at the beach-who would ever poke through what looks like a used Pamper? Using painter's tape to baby proof outlets while traveling. On every page find unconventional solutions for those everyday challenges arranged by category from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Food & Mealtime, Travel & Outings, and more. Plus dozens of useful lists-8 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained on a Plane, 13 Uses for Non-Slip Shelf Liners, the unexpected practical sides of pool noodles, zip-top plastic bags, and over-the-door shoe organizers"-- Provided by publisher.

The gender creative child : pathways for nurturing and supporting children who live outside gender boxes

April 7, 2016
Ehrensaft, Diane, author.
New York, NY : Experiment, 2016.
xvi, 285 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword / by Norman Spack -- Who is the gender creative child? -- What's your gender? : from boxes to spectrums to webs to gender infinity -- The gender spread : apples, oranges, and fruit salad -- When it's gender and something else or something else -- It takes a gender creative parent to negotiate the gender maze -- If gender is expansive, wherefore a shrink? -- Do we want a doctor in the house? -- Into the streets/onto the screens -- What's left to learn? -- Notes -- References -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the author.

1-2-3 magic : effective discipline for children 2-12

April 1, 2016
Phelan, Thomas W., 1943- author.
©2016
xx, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Parenting : long hours, no pay, excellent benefits -- Building a solid foundation for parenting. Orientation to the parenting profession ; Your job as a parent ; Challenging the little adult assumption ; Avoiding the two biggest discipline mistakes -- Controlling obnoxious behavior : parenting job 1. Getting results through counting ; Advice for nearly any counting challenge ; Disciplining your child in public Real-life story 1 : The case of the temper tantrum terrorist ; How to handle sibling rivalry, tantrums, pouting, and lying ; Real-life-story 2 : The incredible case of the traveling troublemakers ; Getting started with counting -- Managing testing and manipulation. Recognizing the six types of testing and manipulation ; Tales from the trenches -- Encouraging good behavior : parenting job 2. Establishing positive routines ; Getting up and out in the morning ; Cleaning up and chores ; Surviving suppertime ; Tackling the homework problem ; Going to bed-- and staying there! ; Real-life story 3 : The case of bedlam at bedtime ; Managing your expectations -- Strengthening your relationships with your children : parenting job 3. Sympathetic listening ; Real-life story 4 : The case of the fickle friends ; The dangers of over-parenting ; Real magic : one-on-one fun ; Solving problems together -- Enjoying your new family life. Staying consistent ; Your happy, healthy family.
"Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but every family faces challenges that can be frustrating and overwhelming. For more than twenty-five years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan's 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally intelligent children and build happier, healthier families-all through an easy-to-understand program that you'll swear 'works like magic'"-- Amazon.com.

Raising boys : why boys are different--and how to help them become happy and well-balanced men

March 31, 2016
Biddulph, Steve.
©2013
vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
What is it with boys? -- The three stages of boyhood -- Testosterone! -- How boys' and girls' brains differ -- What dads can do -- Mothers and sons -- Developing a healthy sexuality -- A revolution is schooling -- Boys and sports -- A community challenge.
Explores the development of boys from birth to manhood and includes sections on bullying, online pornography, social media, and how boys' and girls' brains differ.

Not buying it : stop overspending and start raising happier, healthier, more successful kids

March 18, 2016
Graff, Brett, author.
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 2015.
247 pages ; 21 cm
"Most parents will do just about anything to secure happy lives and bright futures for their kids. Add in competition with other parents and near-constant pressure, their drive to give their kids the best of everything can backfire, setting back the child and the household finances. Not Buying It proves that sound, rational decision-making about spending is far more beneficial for our kids than purchases made out of fear, pressure and confusion. With Graff's guidance, you'll confidently create the financial strategy that's best for your family, not the one pushed by marketers or practiced by your neighbors." -- Amazon.com

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