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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.

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.

50,001 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

60,001+ Best Baby Names

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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 Nahla and Max) 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

From the #1 Bestselling Baby Name Author!

Offering more value and more names for your money, 60, 001+ Best Baby Names is every expectant parent's naming nirvana.

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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Fully revised and Updated!

A new edition Stephen R. Covey's New York Times bestselling classic to help you create and sustain a strong family culture in a turbulent world

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is a practical guide to navigating the challenges of family life. This newly revised edition includes updated stories, thoughtful new insights from Sandra Covey, and wisdom for navigating the challenges of modern day digital culture. Rooted in the 7 Habits that have transformed the lives of millions, the book is filled with anecdotes from Covey's own family along with those of countless other families in every stage of life.

Inside you'll find:
- A breakdown of the 7 Habits with concrete methods for implementing each of them
- Reflection and application questions for both you and your family members--for everyone from young kids to adults
- An index of common family challenges along with ways to address them
- And much more

While each and every family is unique, the 7 Habits offer a gentle framework for creating a vibrant family culture of trust and love, no matter what your family situation. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook for families everywhere and an invitation to build a better life, one habit at a time.

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

7 Things Your Teenager Won't Tell You: And How to Talk About

7 Things Your Teenager Won't Tell You: And How to Talk About

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REVISED AND UPDATED 2011 EDITION

The essence of adolescence hasn't changed since this book was first published in 2005. Their brains haven't skipped a growth spurt; their search for identity hasn't been called off or even detoured; they haven't forgotten how to speak with the ease of attitude. And yet, fingers fly across keys to a host of new adolescent domains--from texting to iTunes, from chats to anything-on-demand. This update traverses new adolescent territory, both charted and uncharted, to bring parents up-to-speed on what to expect and how to deal.

Every teenager keeps secrets, and if you're like most parents, you worry about what your kids don't tell you--especially when they prefer text messages and social networking sites to face-to-face conversation. Now this popular guide has been revised and updated to address the challenges parents face with a wired and Web-savvy generation. Jenifer Lippincott and Robin Deutsch offer a deceptively simple plan for talking to your kids that's based on a simple set of rules: Teens need to stay safe, show respect, and keep in touch--online, and in real life.

8 Keys to End Bullying

8 Keys to End Bullying

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Groundbreaking books have peered into the psychology of bullying and the cultural climate that--seemingly now more than ever--gives rise to such cruelty and aggression. But few have been able to synthesize what we know into 8 simple, targeted "keys" that equip educators, professionals, and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue head-on. This book answers that call.

Social media bullying--and the recent tragedies stemming from it--has given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives of kids. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with kids to creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more.