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Adopting Hope: Stories and Real Life Advice from Birthparents, Adoptive Parents, and Adoptees

Adopting Hope: Stories and Real Life Advice from Birthparents, Adoptive Parents, and Adoptees

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All My Children actress Jill Larson moved mountains as a single mother to adopt her daughter from China. George Fadok, a former Navy commander, grappled with "changing the rules" eighteen years after placing his daughter in a closed adoption. Angela Paxton, Texas state senator and an adoptee, never thought she would ever meet her birthmom, but when she did, it changed her life.

Embarking on an adoption journey can be daunting, but now you are not alone! This collection of true, beautiful accounts, including Larson's, Fadok's, and Paxton's, takes an honest look at the process, the struggles, and the undeniable joy that comes with adoption. With insights from all three adoption triad viewpoints, Adopting Hope shares a wealth of lessons learned and tips for every person contemplating an adoption journey.

  • How to have the courage to adopt
  • How to decide on an open vs. a closed adoption
  • How to handle a foreign adoption
  • How to survive the agonizing wait to become parents
  • How to tell your adopted child "the story"
  • How to make your adopted child feel loved
  • How to negotiate a relationship with your child's birth parents
  • How to help your child work through feelings of loneliness or rejection
  • How to dispel negative attitudes you will encounter about adoption
  • And so much more, including suggestions from birthparents and adoptees!
  • From Lorri Antosz Benson, author of To Have and Not to Hold, this heartfelt compilation is ultimately a message of hope, love, and destiny as each family discovers the truth that a child doesn't need to be blood to be truly yours.

    Adoption Nation

    Adoption Nation

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    With compassion for adopted individuals and adoptive and birth parents alike, Adam Pertman explores the history and human impact of adoption, explodes the corrosive myths surrounding it, and tells compelling stories about its participants as they grapple with issues relating to race, identity, equality, discrimination, personal history, and connections with all their families. For the first edition of this groundbreaking examination of adoption and its impact on us all, Pertman won awards from many organizations, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, the Dave Thomas Center for Adoption Law, the American Adoption Congress, the Century Foundation, Holt International, and the U.S. Congress. In this updated edition, Pertman reveals how changing attitudes and laws are transforming adoption - and thereby American society - in the twenty-first century.
    Advanced Parenting

    Advanced Parenting

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    Now available in paperback!

    "An invaluable resource for parents and caregivers," this important, empathetic guidebook offers practical steps for managing children's health (Emily Oster, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Cribsheet and Expecting Better).

    Any parent who has ever walked out of a concerning appointment with their child's doctor or teacher has experienced a heady mix of emotions--fear, love, confusion, concern, sadness, and perhaps even anger. While every parent hopes for a healthy child, the reality is that children face many common challenges, including medical issues like ADHD, asthma, food allergies, feeding issues, learning disabilities, anxiety and depression, and developmental delays, throughout their formative years. As the role of a parent becomes one of a caregiver, it can be overwhelming for parents and children alike, particularly if money, time, access, or any combination of those are in short supply.

    As a balm, Dr. Kelly Fradin offers Advanced Parenting, based on her experience as a complex-care pediatrician. In this crucial guide, parents will find empathy and support as well as evidence-based practical guidance. Of greatest import is the need for tools with which to manage the emotional stress that comes from having a child who deviates from the norm, as well as coping with uncertainty and navigating the business of care. Readers will discover ways to optimize the outcomes for their family and make their day-to-day life easier.

    Advanced Parenting will help families from the beginning of their journey, helping parents to decide when a child needs help, accepting the implications of a challenge, obtaining a correct diagnosis, learning about the issue, building a treatment team and coming up with a comprehensive plan. Dr. Fradin explores how a child struggling can affect the entire family dynamic including the parent's relationships and the siblings overall well-being, and with her experience as a complex care pediatrician, she will help parents avoid common mistakes. Parents will feel seen, supported, and better prepared to be both a parent and a caregiver.

    Adventures in Veggieland

    Adventures in Veggieland

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    Your kids can learn to love vegetables--and have fun doing it!

    So long to scary vegetables; hello to friendly new textures, colors, and flavors! Here is a foolproof plan for getting your kids to love their vegetables. Just follow the "Three E's"

  • Expose your child to new vegetables with sensory, hands-on, educational activities: Create Beet Tattoos and play Cabbage Bingo!
  • Explore the characteristics of each veggie (texture, taste, temperature, and more) with delectable but oh-so-easy recipes: Try Parsnip-Carrot Mac'n'Cheese and Pepper Shish Kebabs!
  • Expand your family's repertoire with more inventive vegetable dishes--including a "sweet treat" in every chapter: Enjoy Pears and Parsnips in Puff Pastry and Tropical Carrot Confetti Cookies!
  • With 100 kid-tested activities and delicious recipes, plus expert advice on parenting in the kitchen, Adventures in Veggieland will get you and your kids working (and playing!) together in the kitchen, set­ting even your pickiest eater up for a lifetime of healthy eating.

    After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children COpe

    After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children COpe

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    Children who experience a traumatic crisis cannot process their feelings without adult support, and it can be hard for teachers to know how to help. After the Crisis provides teachers with tools to help children who have been through a trauma, such as homelessness, a natural disaster, or the death of a loved one. With activities and exercises that can be used in conjunction with fifty-two children's books, discussion starters, writing activities, and art centers, teachers can use After the Crisis to promote children's ability to cope and heal.
    Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine

    Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine

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    "Afterbirth "is about what parenting is really like: full of inappropriate impulses, unbelievable frustrations, and idiotic situations. It's about how life for some parents changes for the worse after their kids are born. "Or so it feels. "It's about how not every threeyear- old is charming and delightful and about how sometimes when your kid is having a tantrum, you have to stifle the impulse to round-house him. And "Afterbirth "is funny--the participants are some of the best comic writers and performers today, turning their attention very close to home and sparing no one, particularly themselves. The thirty-five pieces include:

    - Caroline Aaron on what it feels like when the kid moves out of the house ("The New Parenting Paradigm")
    - Christie Mellor on why it's dangerous to tell people what you really think about being a mommy ("Yahooey")
    - Joan Rater on parenting the unexpected ("Attachment Adoption")
    - Neil Pollack on unforeseeable and unreasonable parental rage ("The Tennis Pro")
    - Matt Weiner on trying not to parent violently like his father did ("Go Easy on the Old Man")

    Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in Parenting Magazines

    Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in Parenting Magazines

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    "Afterbirth "is about what parenting is really like: full of inappropriate impulses, unbelievable frustrations, and idiotic situations. It's about how life for some parents changes for the worse after their kids are born. "Or so it feels. "It's about how not every threeyear- old is charming and delightful and about how sometimes when your kid is having a tantrum, you have to stifle the impulse to round-house him. And "Afterbirth "is funny--the participants are some of the best comic writers and performers today, turning their attention very close to home and sparing no one, particularly themselves. The thirty-five pieces include:

    - Caroline Aaron on what it feels like when the kid moves out of the house ("The New Parenting Paradigm")
    - Christie Mellor on why it's dangerous to tell people what you really think about being a mommy ("Yahooey")
    - Joan Rater on parenting the unexpected ("Attachment Adoption")
    - Neil Pollack on unforeseeable and unreasonable parental rage ("The Tennis Pro")
    - Matt Weiner on trying not to parent violently like his father did ("Go Easy on the Old Man")

    Alain Ducasse Cooking for Kids

    Alain Ducasse Cooking for Kids

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    Alain Ducasse presents parents with the keys to giving young children healthy food. Alain Ducasse is one of France's best-known chefs and well known for his devotion to healthful eating, as demonstrated in his critically acclaimed and best-selling book Alain Ducasse Nature. Now the multi-Michelin-starred chef goes back to basics and rediscovers the pleasures of preparing simple, locally sourced, natural food for children, from ages 6 months to 3 years. The simple yet delicious dishes included here highlight a range of flavor combinations in which vegetables, fruits, and grains take pride of place, while animal protein is used sparingly. Ducasse casts aside preconceived notions of baby food to reveal that its essence should be composed of the same essential ingredients used in food for adults-locally sourced, seasonal produce and fresh flavors based on a simplified repertoire of recipes without the additives and preservatives found in commercial baby food. Charts, sidebars, and asides containing useful snippets of Ducasse's experience and nutritionist Paule Neyrat's advice are peppered throughout the charmingly illustrated recipes, making for a book that is both useful and beautiful for every parent wishing to start their children out with good eating habits.
    Alef-Bet Yoga for Kids

    Alef-Bet Yoga for Kids

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    All About Me

    All About Me

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    "I AM A CLEVER BABY
    I can touch my nose
    I can touch my toes
    I can even touch my nose with my toes
    "Clever babies and clever parents will love reading the interactive text and looking at the adorable photographs of real babies of all nationalities in this oversize board book. As they grow, babies will be able to imitate the activities in the text. Reading this book with Mom and Dad will help babies learn about listening, language, and most importantly, all about themselves!
    All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

    All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

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    All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome (AS), drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS.

    Delightful colour photographs of cats bring to life familiar characteristics such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits.

    Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS.

    This engaging book is an ideal, gentle introduction to the world of AS.

    `There is a great deal of truth in humour. If you have only just begun to discover why someone with Asperger's syndrome is different, this book will inform and entertain you. The descriptions provide an accurate balance between the qualities and difficulties associated with Asperger's syndrome, while the photographs will make the journey of discovery enjoyable and remarkable.'
    - Tony Attwood, author of Asperger's Syndrome and The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

    All Joy and No Fun

    All Joy and No Fun

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    "Salted with insights and epigrams, the book is argued with bracing honesty and flashes of authentic wisdom...[an] excellent book." --Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review

    [A] richly woven, entertaining, enlightening, wrenching and funny book." --The Washington Post

    The instant New York Times bestseller that the Christian Science Monitor declared an important book, much the way The Feminine Mystique was, because it offers parents a common language, an understanding that they're not alone

    Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents?

    In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources--in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology--she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing in later chapters to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations--and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.

    Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today--and tomorrow.

    All Joy and No Fun

    All Joy and No Fun

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    "Salted with insights and epigrams, the book is argued with bracing honesty and flashes of authentic wisdom...[an] excellent book." --Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review

    "[A] richly woven, entertaining, enlightening, wrenching and funny book." --The Washington Post

    Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects of children on their parents?

    In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.

    Recruiting from a wide variety of sources--in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology--she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations--and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.

    Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today--and tomorrow.

    All Together Singing in the Kitchen: Creative Ways to Make and Listen to Music as a Family

    All Together Singing in the Kitchen: Creative Ways to Make and Listen to Music as a Family

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    Music is not only fun, but it's also the foolproof way to family harmony and connection--it can soothe a crying baby, engage an active toddler, entertain during long car rides, and help everyone get through daily chores.

    In All Together Singing in the Kitchen you'll find all the tools you need for family music making--you don't need to know a thing about music to get started. With over thirty songs (with lyrics, chords, and audio recordings) to get you singing, musical games to get you dancing, and tips on playing instruments to get you grooving, this book will help you make music a larger part of your family's life, from playtime to bedtime.

    Making music with any group of people is one of the best and surest ways to forge deep emotional connections. Making music with the members of your family practically guarantees a lifetime of distinct, memorable, warm moments of togetherness.

    All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook

    All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook

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    The complete first-time parent's guide for nutrition and organic cooking that baby will love.

    For new parents, it can be overwhelming to figure out what's best for your baby, especially when it comes to starting solids. Holistic health coach and registered nurse Leah Bodenbach helps you navigate the choices (and pressures!) in feeding first foods. In her book, All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook, she offers a step-by-step guide to building your baby's nutritional foundation--including understanding your baby's gut health and nutrient needs for a healthy brain, body, and bones--so that you can tackle the first year of solids with confidence!

    More than just a cookbook, this book has new parents covered with:




    - Organic food 101: How to shop organic on a budget, decipher the labels, and other low-toxin living tips
    - Food allergies and intolerances: Foods to avoid during the first year as well as advice on introducing new foods and common allergens
    - 125 nutrient-dense recipes: Easy and tasty recipes that follow your baby's growth, from bone broth and single-ingredient purees to toddler snacks and family meals everyone can enjoy
    - Hybrid feeding approach: Includes baby-led weaning recipes to develop baby's motor skills, regulate their appetite, and encourage self-feeding
    - Ages and stages: Nutritional and developmental guidance that follows your baby's growing needs, including which foods to introduce and when
    - First-time parent advice: Tips and tricks as well as common mistakes to avoid in achieving feeding success

    With All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook, you'll help your baby develop an adventurous palate as well as a healthy relationship with food.













    Allergies Away

    Allergies Away

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    When sisters Ginger and Frances Park opened up a chocolate shop in Washington, D.C., they couldn't wait to share their gourmet sweets with their friends and family. Unfortunately, Ginger's son, Justin, was born with severe food allergies, and even visiting the shop made Justin sick. Far from discouraged, Ginger and Frances vowed they would find alternatives for Justin that tasted better than the real thing. Inspired by their mission, Frances and Ginger wrote Allergies, Away!, a fun and healthy cookbook chock full of recipes for the millions of parents whose children have food allergies. This book features more than seventy recipes for kid-friendly foods like Seoulful Half-Moon Dumplings, Rock Star Onion Rings, and Orange Chocolate Muffins, and every recipe is free of dairy, nuts, and eggs. The recipes are easy enough to make with children, and Frances and Ginger include helpful tips for maximum fun in the kitchen. Perfect for parents who are sick of making bland and boring food for their allergic kids, Allergies, Away! is the ultimate guide to tasty, homemade food that is also allergen-free.

    Allergy Book

    Allergy Book

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    From America's most trusted name in pediatrics, a comprehensive guide to treating and preventing nasal allergies, asthma, food allergies and intolerances, and more.

    Allergies are one of the most common ailments, causing children to miss school and parents to miss work. Left untreated or unresolved, stuffy noses, itchy skin, and irritated bellies can lead to chronic asthma, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, and neurological disorders.

    Today's parents don't just want to treat their family's allergy symptoms; they want to eliminate allergies and prevent chronic and long-term health complications. The Sears show them how. Drs. Robert and William Sears present a science-based approach that has helped alleviate allergies in many of their patients, providing a plan not only for treatment, but also for prevention.

    A family-friendly resource, The Allergy Book offers all the reassurance and accessible, practical advice that parents need to resolve their children's allergies, now and throughout their lives.

    Allergy-Free Kids

    Allergy-Free Kids

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    Based on recent groundbreaking studies that will change the way parents feed their children, Allergy-Free Kids is a revolutionary guide to preventing food allergies.

    When her infant daughter was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, Robin Nixon Pompa found Dr. Gideon Lack, a clinical researcher on the verge of a breakthrough in allergy prevention and treatment that would heal her daughter and, later, her sons.

    The secret: building acceptance of allergens through repeated careful feedings. Instead of avoiding eggs, nuts, and other allergens, as previous recommendations held, most parents should introduce them into their children's diets, "early, carefully and often, for at least the first five years of life." This life-changing approach is being embraced by the medical community, especially for peanut allergy, and is reflected in new guidelines from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the National Institutes of Health and other major medical associations.

    Allergy-Free Kids includes a concise, easy-to-understand overview of the research as well as seventy simple and delicious kid-friendly recipes to help parents integrate unfamiliar allergen foods into a child's diet. Divided by allergen, Allergy-Free Kids contains sections on Eggs, Peanuts and Tree Nuts, Cow's Milk, Sesame, Wheat and Fish. It also discusses other foods, such as kiwi and soy, which are increasingly causing allergic reactions. The book includes feeding advice, and maintenance doses, followed by recipes suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, including Open Sesame Sweet Potatoes, Nut Flour Crackers, Cocoa "Puffs" and Eggs-Pretending-to-be-Muffins.

    Following the new medical guidelines, Allergy-Free Kids empowers parents to help their kids avoid a lifelong struggle with food allergies--and bring variety and joy back to family meals.