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After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children COpe

After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children COpe

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When a crisis shakes a child's life, it is often up to teachers to recognize and identify signs that the child is suffering from continuing stress, and to help parents make appropriate decisions regarding next steps. Although most teachers cannot provide therapy to children under traumatic stress, they already have the tools they need to help children cope: storybooks.
The literature-based activities in "After the Crisis" help children who have been through a trauma. With activities and exercises that can be used in conjunction with 50 children's books, teachers can use the discussion starters, writing activities, and art activities in After the Crisis to promote children's ability to cope and heal.
"After the Crisis "addresses numerous crises that can affect a child:
- Earthquakes
- Epidemics and mass casualty incidents
- Floods
- Hurricanes
- Tornadoes and major storms
- Shelter experiences
- Volcano eruptions
- Death of a loved one
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After the Crisis" is the companion book to "Preparing for Disaster: What Every Early Childhood Director Needs to Know."
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.

Alternadad

Alternadad

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A few years ago, Neal Pollack was probably the least likely father you ve ever met: a pop-culture-obsessed writer and self-styled party guy known mostly for outrageous literary antics. In typical fashion, he responded to the birth of his son by forming a mediocre rock band and taking it on tour. Now, in "Alternadad," he tells the hilarious and poignant story of how he learned to be a father to his son, Elijah, after the failure of his short-lived rock n roll dreams.
Pollack and his wife, Regina, were determined to raise their son without growing up too much themselves. They welcomed the responsibility but were worried that they d become uptight and out of touch. Through the ups and downs of the first years of their son s life their determination is put to the test, and they find themselves changing in ways they never expected, particularly after Elijah develops a biting problem in preschool.
"Alternadad "is a refreshingly honest book about the wonders, terrors, and idiocies of parenting today. From enrolling his son in an absurd corporate gymnastics class to a disastrous visit to a rock festival to uncomfortable encounters with other parents whom he d ordinarily avoid, Pollack candidly explores the everyday struggles and the long-term compromises that come with parenthood.
Mixing ironic skepticism with an appreciation for the absurdities of everyday life, "Alternadad" is a portrait of a new version of the American family: responsible if unorthodox parents raising kids who know the difference between the Ramones and the Sex Pistols. Wildly funny, surprising, and often moving, it just might be the parenting bible for a new generation of mothers and fathers."
Alternative Guide to Baby Names

Alternative Guide to Baby Names

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Guarantee your kid will stand out from the crowd with this vast selection of hip, and occasionally hilarious baby names. The Alternative Guide to Baby Names goes way beyond the pedestrian suggestions of your average baby name book with boys' names like Draven, Legion, Skylar and Snake and quirky girls' names including Harper, Nori, Eyre and Effie. If you don't want a little princess or pirate but would rather have a little gangsta, rocker or raver, then this is the book for you. With celebrity, character, music-industry and place names thrown into the mix, this collection of 1,000 fun and funky names will give your kid the edge.

The popular clothing brand Nippaz with Attitude is the brainchild of former graphic artist and A&R man Ian McLaren who nine years ago started a nobler life where baby and toddler stuff covered in bunnies and bears were consigned to Dante's Eighth Circle of Hell. Launched in 2001, his alternative range of kids' ad nay clothes quickly gained a celebrity following from Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Gallagher brothers, Stella McCartney and Jack White.

Always Have Popsicles

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Am I a Normal Parent? The Answers to What Every Parent Wonders but is Afraid to

Am I a Normal Parent? The Answers to What Every Parent Wonders but is Afraid to

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Your guide to the stresses, fears, and anxieties NORMAL to parenting.

Am I a Normal Parent?

features a powerful self-assessment quiz that will quickly help you understand what is wrong (and right) in your parenting style. Just by answering 50 easy-to-complete, highly revealing questions, you will know if what you are thinking, doing, and feeling as a parent is normal...or not. And what can be done about it.

Children, while often angelic and sweet, can be challenging as well. You can feel overwhelmed by your children's behavior, and ask yourself:

■ Are my responses and actions correct?
■ Do other parents feel unsure of how to handle certain situations with their children as well?
■ Is it normal to be so uncertain that what I am doing is correct?

This book addresses your needs and concerns as a parent. Created by parenting expert Sara Dimerman, Am I A Normal Parent? reveals the behaviors, questions, and problems that you face on a daily basis and addresses the insecurities and fears common to parents world-wide.

Every parent faces questions and uncertainties when it comes to raising children. There are no absolutes, and in the face of the profound responsibility of being a parent in this day and age, it can be very stressful to have self-doubt.
Rest assured: you are not alone. All parents question their actions and often feel insecure about their choices. In addition, there are numerous questions that parents are often afraid to ask:

■ "Is it okay to get angry when my toddler doesn't listen? "
■ "Is it okay to get jealous when my child monopolizes my spouse's time?"
■ "Is it normal to wonder if I am being judged by my peers?"
■ "Who defines normal, anyway?"

Am I a Normal Parent? tackles such questions head on. By addressing common concerns, Sara Dimerman encourages you to rethink interpretations of societal norms in a positive and constructive way.

Am I a Normal Parent? encourages you in a warm and friendly manner to work harder to define yourself, and lead by example so that parenting, while still a challenge, is reflective of your own values.

Recommended reading for parents everywhere.