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4 Habits of Heatlhy Families: Everything Your Family Needs to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy for Life

4 Habits of Heatlhy Families: Everything Your Family Needs to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy for Life

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A book has finally been written to address weight management and health in the family. The 4 Habits of Healthy Families will teach families of all shapes and sizes how to create meals that are healthy and enjoyable. Amy Hendel, lifestyle therapist and health expert, guides families through daily planning, preparation and proportion of food. But, what's more, Amy has fought obesity herself and is also a busy, working mother. She brings personal credibility and expertise to an easy-to-follow and practical health guide.

The benefits of improving your family's health don't stop at a healthier, better-feeling family. As you practice Amy's easy program, you'll find your family gathering around the dining-room table more often and seeking out healthy activities to enjoy together. Health will become the platform for a stronger and more closely knit family.

In addition to invaluable sidebars and tips, The 4 Habits of Healthy Families is filled with easy and delicious recipes, sample grocery store lists and a plethora of other suggestions to minimize time and maximize output in the kitchen.

The 4 Habits of Healthy Families offers a generous amount of support from an author who has fought--and beat--obesity in her own family. Amy Hendel is showing the joys and advantages of making health a family affair.

(Originally published as Fat Families, Thin Families by BenBella Books in April 2008.)

40001 Best Baby Names

40001 Best Baby Names

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The very best baby-naming book ever!
40,001 Best Baby Names is the essential resource you need to name your baby. This one-stop, baby-naming shop includes important sections such as ten steps to naming a baby, real-life stories and 75 lists of suggestions that range from ethnic names to presidential and bad-to-the-bone names.
Creative lists, indispensable information and thousands of names will help you think about your baby's name in a new way and give you solid information (and maybe even a chuckle).
Includes:
--Every name you can imagine and thousands more
--Dozens more individualized lists
--A section on how names shape our lives
--Advice on how to change your own name
--And so much more!
Includes 75 great lists to help you choose
--The most popular names for every decade
--15 lists of ethnic names
--Names that spawn difficult nicknames
--Ugly names that are in, pretty names that are out
--Celebrity baby names
--And LOTS MORE!
5 Days to a Perfect Night's Sleep for Your Child

5 Days to a Perfect Night's Sleep for Your Child

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An international phenomenon now available in America for the first time, this quick, no-nonsense guide is all you need to get your child to sleep through the night (pillow not included).

These days, most books on improving your child's sleep take either a tough-love approach (ignore crying) or a soothing strategy (offer continuous comfort). But now an internationally renowned sleep expert provides a middle-ground method that will have your child sleeping through the night at any age. Dr. Eduard Estivill's no-fail technique focuses on a mixture of authority, ritual, and reward. Parents can end negative cycles of resistance and wakefulness and feel as rested as their child will by following these expert tips:

- Adopt a firm and confident attitude (your child will pick up on your mood).
- Use meals as a cue to announce your child's next nap or nighttime sleep.
- Incorporate appropriate elements (such as a stuffed animal or a pacifier) at bedtime so your child will not rely on you as a vital part of the sleep process.
- Reinforce the contrast between light (day) and dark (night).
- Never punish children by making them go to bed (it sends the wrong message about sleep time).
- Learn what to say before--and after--the light is turned off.

Complete with special techniques to use with newborns, plus an invaluable question-and-answer section that addresses specific concerns (children sleeping in their parents' bed, how divorced parents can work together, special-needs children), this sanity-saving guide promises sweet dreams for all.

5 Principles of Parenting

5 Principles of Parenting

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Let go of perfect and become a transformative, positive influence in a child's life while creating your own definition of success from developmental psychologist and podcaster Dr. Aliza Pressman.

"My go-to for how we all, including ourselves, raise good humans!" --Drew Barrymore

In the age of high-pressure parenting, when so many of us we feel like we've got to get everything exactly right the first time, Dr. Aliza Pressman is the compassionate, reassuring expert we all need--and the one whose advice we can all use. Already beloved by listeners of hit podcast, Raising Good Humans, Dr. Pressman distills it all with a handful of strategies every parent can use to get things right often enough: Relationship, Reflection, Regulation, Rules, and Repair.

The 5 Principles of Parenting doesn't presume to tell you how to parent with "my way is right" advice because the science is clear: There's no one "right" way to raise good humans. No matter how you were raised, how your coparent behaves, or how your kids have been parented up until now, you can start using The 5 Principles of Parenting to chart a manageable course for raising good humans that's aligned with your own values and with your children's unique temperaments. Whether you're in the trenches with a toddler or a tween (because spoiler alert: the tantrums of childhood mirror of the tantrums of adolescence), it's never too late to learn to use these 5 principles to reparent yourself and help your kids build the resilience they need to thrive. Through practice and normalizing imperfection, along the way you'll discover the person you're ultimately raising is yourself. By becoming more intentional people, we become better parents. By becoming better parents, we become better people. Let's get started.

50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do

50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do

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The perfect kids activity book for every parent looking for ways to help their children learn about the incredible world around us.

In a time when children are too often coddled, 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) reminds readers that climbing trees is good for the soul, and that a pocket knife is not a weapon. Full of exciting ways children can explore the world around them, this book explains how to "Play with Fire" and "Taste Electricity" while learning about safety. With easy-to-follow instructions, it includes:

- Activities, like walking a tightrope
- Skills, like throwing a spear
- Projects, like melting glass
- Experiences, like sleeping in the wild

As it guides you through these childlike challenges and more, 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) will inspire the whole household to embrace a little danger.

50 Fantastic Things to Do with Babies

50 Fantastic Things to Do with Babies

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Explore, inquire, and experiment alongside your infant using the simple ideas in 50 Fantastic Things to Do with Babies! Written specifically for parents, the activities in this book will lead to infectious excitement and enthusiasm for learning! Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help babies to develop key skills at their own pace and to make unhurried, important discoveries.

50 Fantastic Things to Do with Toddlers

50 Fantastic Things to Do with Toddlers

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Explore, inquire, and experiment alongside your toddler using the simple ideas in 50 Fantastic Things to Do with Toddlers. Written specifically for parents, the activities in this book will lead to infectious excitement and enthusiasm for learning! Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help toddlers to develop key skills at their own pace and to make unhurried, important discoveries.

50 Questions to Ask Your Teens

50 Questions to Ask Your Teens

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50 Questions to Ask Your Teens is a guide for parents and carers to nurture resilience and independence in teens as they navigate the complex, confusing and exciting world of adolescence. For anyone who wants to better connect with their teens and help them to be functioning, self-aware and kind adults, Daisy Turnbull offers a simple framework with clever questions to engage your teen and pre-teen from age 10 onwards.

In 50 Questions to Ask Your Teens, you'll find questions that encourage your teen to master the practical - basic cooking, laundry and life admin - as well as trickier topics, like consent, gender stereotypes, self-compassion, managing conflict, mental health, boundaries and media influences. Structured thematically, the book moves beyond the predictable developmental milestones of childhood and addresses the nuanced social and emotional needs of teens as their identities are forming in important ways. Parents and carers will learn how to promote their teens' autonomy, encourage them to take responsibility and understand consequences and risks in a fast-changing world. Underpinned with research and informed by Daisy's own experiences as a teacher of teens and a mother of two, 50 Questions to Ask Your Teens is a warm, relatable book that's perfectly in tune with where teens are at right now, and the perfect book for parents who want to regularly connect with their teenagers in meaningful ways.

50,001 Best Baby Names

50,001 Best Baby Names

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50,001 Best Baby Names includes more than 5,000 new root names, along with their origins and more than 200 lists of names that parents will love and, well, yes, maybe hate too! This is a one-stop baby naming resource - the most complete baby-naming book on the market. It includes not only the latest celebrity baby names (think Apple) and modern trends in baby naming, but also thousands of classic and traditional names that even Grandma will approve of.
52 Sleep Secrets for Babies

52 Sleep Secrets for Babies

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More than 11,000 babies are born every day in the United States. Their parents prepare the room, buy all the equipment and diapers, go to birthing classes, find a pediatrician and anxiously await their arrival. Rarely do these parents have any preparation for the sleep deprivation before them. Kim West, author of "Good Night, Sleep Tight" and nationally known as "The SleepLady (tm)" has written 52 Sleep Secrets for Babies" to help new parents learn what they need to do to get their babies - and themselves - the sleep they need.


The Sleep Lady(R)approach is founded on my general beliefs as a family therapist: I'm a proponent of parents developing and maintaining a secure attachment with their child while creating a family life where everyone is happy, healthy and well-rested. My sleep approach builds on step-by-step changes in bedtime, napping and overnight routines so that a child can develop sleep independence and sleep more soundly and longer while feeling confident that Mom and Dad will be nearby and responsive. It's a gentler alternative for families who can't stomach the idea of letting their babies cry it out; for families who have tried Ferber without success; and for families who had success earlier on with crying it out but find that it isn't working now. I have also worked with families who believe in co-sleeping but whose babies don't really sleep all that well, even nestled snugly with Mom and Dad. And I've guided many families who did co-sleep for a few months or a few years but now want the family bed to revert to a marital one.


52 Sleep Secrets for Babies summarizes much of what I have learned from working with hundreds of families and that I now teach to the new parents I see in my practice and through my website. So many have asked me for a quick and easy to follow guide to helping their babies learn to sleep and to help them prevent problems down the road, I have put together this little book that you can carry with you anywhere and refer to before and after sleep problems arise.

60,001 + Best Baby Names

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60,001+ Best Baby Names 2nd edition

60,001+ Best Baby Names 2nd edition

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60,001+ Names
222 Lists
Your Trusted Resource

60,001 Best Baby Names is the essential resource you need to find the perfect name for your baby. This invaluable book includes not only Hollywood's latest picks (think Monroe and Bear) and modern trends in baby naming, but also thousands of classic and traditional names that even Grandma will like. Creative lists, indispensable information, and thousands of options will help you choose the right name for your baby.

Over 60,001 names, with meanings, origins, and derivations
Over 200 thought-provoking lists
The most popular names for boys and girls (and twins!)
Worksheets for parents to list their favorites
Hollywood's hottest names
Ethnic names from around the world

Diane Stafford is the author of twelve books, including the #1 bestselling 50,001 Best Baby Names. She lives in California.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is Stephen R. Covey's newly revised and updated paperback edition of the New York Times bestseller that offers precious lessons in creating and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world.

In his first major work since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary--that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Fully Revised and Updated

7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Fully Revised and Updated

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is Stephen R. Covey's newly revised and updated paperback edition of the New York Times bestseller that offers precious lessons in creating and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world.

In his first major work since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary--that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.

7 Myths of Working Mothers: Why Children and (Most) Careers Just Don't Mix

7 Myths of Working Mothers: Why Children and (Most) Careers Just Don't Mix

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7 Secrets of the Newborn

7 Secrets of the Newborn

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From the pediatrician who became an Internet sensation with the "Hamilton Hold" in a YouTube
video about how to calm a crying baby, comes a one-of-a-kind resource to guide you through the earliest moments of your child's life--and help you to parent with common sense and confidence.

Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., has spent more than three decades caring for newborns. In his practice, Dr. Bob has seen it all--what works, what doesn't. How can you get your baby to nurse, sleep, and maybe even cease crying? What strategies can help you connect and communicate with your infant? What important decisions will you make during the first year for your child, yourself, and your partner? Here, Dr. Bob shares his clear, sensible, warm advice--as well as all the latest scientific data and research--on how to:

- Offer comfort to a crying newborn using the "Hold"
- Gently teach your baby how to sleep (and get some sleep yourself)
- Establish healthy patterns
- Breastfeed, formula-feed, or bottle-feed using either
- Play!
- Manage screen time in your home
- And more to help you navigate the unforgettable first year of your child's life.

7 Secrets of the Newborn

7 Secrets of the Newborn

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From the pediatrician who became an Internet sensation with the "Hamilton Hold" in a YouTube
video about how to calm a crying baby, comes a one-of-a-kind resource to guide you through the earliest moments of your child's life--and help you to parent with common sense and confidence.

Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., has spent more than three decades caring for newborns. In his practice, Dr. Bob has seen it all--what works, what doesn't. How can you get your baby to nurse, sleep, and maybe even cease crying? What strategies can help you connect and communicate with your infant? What important decisions will you make during the first year for your child, yourself, and your partner? Here, Dr. Bob shares his clear, sensible, warm advice--as well as all the latest scientific data and research--on how to:

- Offer comfort to a crying newborn using the "Hold"
- Gently teach your baby how to sleep (and get some sleep yourself)
- Establish healthy patterns
- Breastfeed, formula-feed, or bottle-feed using either
- Play!
- Manage screen time in your home
- And more to help you navigate the unforgettable first year of your child's life.

7 Stages of Motherhood

7 Stages of Motherhood

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This refreshingly candid parenting book puts mothers--not children--center stage. Ann Pleshette Murphy provides a reassuring, wise, and often wildly funny mix of anecdotes and advice as she describes the seismic shifts in women's lives and identities from pregnancy through a child's graduation. She draws on countless conversations with mothers and with child development experts she has met as the parenting contributor to Good Morning America and as the former editor-in-chief of Parents magazine. The mother of two, Murphy freely shares her own trials and errors in stories that will have readers laughing in relief and recognition. Written with wit, warmth, and unfailing empathy, The 7 Stages of Motherhood is an exuberant and indispensable guide to making the most of motherhood.

Words of Wisdom for Every Stage of Motherhood

_ Forget the "mothering comes naturally" myth:
And don't be afraid to ask for help

_ Avoid keeping up with the Joneses:
Give your kids what they need, not everything they want.

_ Know when you're in the wrong movie:
Don't try to cast your kids in a remake of your childhood.

_ Give yourself credit for finding Lego Man's hair:
Little acts of caring matter more to your kids than getting through your to-do list

_ Be a mother, not Mother Teresa:
When you neglect your own needs, you shortchange your kids