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Appetite for Life

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Around the World in 80 Purees

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Introduce your baby to a world of flavors with easy-to-make recipes for homemade baby food, featuring healthy ingredients, baby-friendly spices, and cuisines from India, China, France, Mexico, Morocco, and the rest of the globe.

Baby food is a terrific way to share the flavors you love, nurture development through wholesome ingredients, and encourage lifelong adventurous eating. So why limit your options to just bland mush? It's time to think outside the jar! With Around the World in 80 Purees, you can create baby food inspired by the cuisines of India, China, France, Mexico, Morocco, and the rest of the globe. The recipes are quick and easy, with imaginative variations featuring your favorite spices and flavors. Continue the culinary adventure as your little one becomes a toddler by offering a range of internationally inspired simple solids. Broaden your baby's palate by the spoonful!

Selections from the Table of Contents:
Baby-Friendly Spices
First Foods around the World
Equipment
A Whole Wide World of Purees - For Babies 6 Months and Up:
- Indian Saag Masala
- Nigerian Isu
- Moroccan Figs and Apricots with Aniseed
- Chinese Congee
- English Peas with a Hint of Mint
A Spoonful of Flavor - For Babies 7-9 Months and Up
- Iranian Rosewater Vanilla Smoothie
- Ethiopian Niter Kibbeh
- Egyptian Fava Beans
- Japanese Carrot Soba
- Turkish Seasoned Lamb Kebabs
The Well-Seasoned High Chair - For Babies 10 Months and Up
- Mexican Atole
- Italian Pastina with Parmesan and Nutmeg
- Spanish Pasta Romesco
- Lebanese Muhallabia
- Taiwanese Lou Rou Fan

Arrival Stories

Arrival Stories

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A wide range of women--actors, athletes, academics, CEOs, writers, small-business owners, birth workers, physicians, and activists--share their experiences of becoming mothers in this multifaceted, moving, and revealing collection.

Two pink lines on a pregnancy test. The primal scream of a woman pushing through her thirty-fifth hour of labor. The moment a still-wet newborn is placed in his mother's open arms after an unexpected C-section. The bottomless love reflected in the eyes of a father seeing his daughter for the first time. The moment a baby latches on to her mother's breast. Or the moment that mother decides to switch to formula. Each of these, and so many more, are stories of entering motherhood.

Motherhood is an identity, a calling, a battle, a journey. By sharing their experiences, the contributors to Arrival Stories offer an informative and deeply affecting account of what it feels like when a woman first realizes she is a mother. This beautiful collection features essays by:

Alysia Montaño - Abby G. Lopez - Amber Tamblyn - Shilpa Shah - Christy Turlington Burns - Emily Oster - Emma Hansen - Leslie Feist - Amanda Williams - Angel Geden - Adrienne Bosh - Latham Thomas - Rachel Feinstein - Ashley Graham - Jill Scott - Jennie Jeddry and Kim DeLise - La La Anthony - Shea Williams - Sienna Miller - Katrina Yoder - Amy Schumer

Throughout her difficult pregnancy and following her frightening labor experience, stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director Amy Schumer found camaraderie and empowerment in hearing birth stories from other women, including those of her friend, activist Christy Turlington Burns.

Turlington Burns's work in maternal health began after she experienced a childbirth-related complication in 2003--an experience that would later inspire her to direct and produce the documentary feature film, No Woman, No Cry, about the challenges women face throughout pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Turlington Burns is the founder and CEO of Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit advocacy organization that has invested over $20 million in programs in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. Every Mother Counts works to make pregnancy and childbirth safe, respectful, and equitable for every mother, everywhere.

It is through Schumer and Turlington Burns's conversations that the idea for Arrival Stories was born. Intimate and urgent, Arrival Stories offers a panoramic view of motherhood and highlights the grave injustices that women of color face in maternal healthcare. It is the perfect book for any expectant or new mother, or for anyone who knows and loves one.

Art of Baby Nameology

Art of Baby Nameology

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What really is in a name? What does that mean for your baby?

Astrologist and nameology expert Norma J. Watts helps every expecting parent explore those questions. By analyzing names using numerology, Watts has crafted a comprehensive guide to using a name's letters to unlock hidden meaning.

Watts instructs readers in the tools of nameology, using famous names such as Martha Stewart, Martin Luther King, and Madonna to further explain personality traits. An A-Z quick reference guide of names along with a chapter on converting names to numbers aids in interpreting uncommon names or those not found in the book.

Offering insight for those who want to look past the obvious and explore deeper meaning, The Art of Baby Nameology gives expectant parents a way to preview the personalities associated with names they are considering.

Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It

Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It

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Everywhere you look, physical play--what some might call "roughhousing"--is being marginalized. Gym classes are getting shorter. Recess periods are being eliminated. Some new schools don't even have playgrounds. Is it any wonder children retreat to "virtual horseplay" via video games?

But Drs. Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence J. Cohen are here to shake things up--literally! With The Art of Roughhousing, they show how rough-and-tumble play can nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, boost confidence, and more. Drawing inspiration from gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, traditional sports, and even animal behavior, the authors present dozens of illustrated activities for children and parents to enjoy together--everything from the "Sumo Dead Lift" to the "Rogue Dumbo." These delightful games are fun, free, and contain many surprising health benefits for parents. So put down those electronic games and get ready to rumble!

Art of Talking with Children

Art of Talking with Children

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From a Harvard faculty member and oral language specialist, an invaluable guide that gives readers evidence-based tools and techniques to communicate more effectively with children in ways that let them foster relationships with less conflict and more joy and kindness.

Science has shown that the best way to help our kids become independent, confident, kind, empathetic, and happy is by talking with them. Yet, so often, parents, educators, and caregivers have trouble communicating with kids. Conversations can feel trivial or strained--or worse, are marked by constant conflict.

In The Art of Talking with Children, Rebecca Rolland, a Harvard faculty member, speech pathologist, and mother, arms adults with practical tools to help them have productive and meaningful conversations with children of all ages--whether it's engaging an obstinate toddler or getting the most monosyllabic adolescent to open up.

The Art of Talking with Children shows us how quality communication--or rich talk--can help us build the skills and capacities children need to thrive.

Art of Teaching Art to Children: In School and at Home

Art of Teaching Art to Children: In School and at Home

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An inspiring and comprehensive guide to art education.

In this accessibly written guide for classroom and art teachers as well as parents, Nancy Beal shows how to release children's marvelous gifts of expression. Beal believes that children must first of all be comfortable with their materials. She focuses on six basic media: collage, drawing, painting, clay, printmaking, and construction. She gives practical consideration to all facets of a teacher's responsibility: how each material should be introduced; what supplies are best; how a classroom may be set up to support children's explorations; and how teachers may ask open-ed questions to stimulate personal and meaningful expression. Beal also discusses how to integrate art into social studies and how to make museum visits productive and fun. Each chapter includes a section specifically for parents on helping their children create art at home.

Beal has taught art to children for twenty-five years and is able to draw on a wealth of examples from her classroom. The Art of Teaching Art to Children is extensively illustrated with her students' art, visual proof of her gifts as an educator and art enthusiast.

Artful Parent

Artful Parent

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Bring out your children's creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com.

Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children's creativity through art. You'll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids' art activities to soften everyday transitions.

The more than sixty engaging kids' arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they're a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family.

Artists Way for Parents

Artists Way for Parents

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In The Artist's Way for Parents, Cameron helps parents unleash their children's creativity and sense of wonder. --BookPage

Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents "Better Books for a Better World"--the Gold Award (Best Book of the Year) in the category of Parenting/Family.

According to Cameron, "Every child is creative--and every parent is creative. Your child requires joy, and exercising creativity, both independently and together, makes for a happy and fulfilling family life." Focusing on parents and their children, newborn through age twelve, The Artist's Way for Parents builds on the foundation of The Artist's Way and shares it with the next generation. The spiritual concepts and practical tools in this book will guide parents as they steer their children gently to greater creativity. The Artist's Way for Parents provides an ongoing spiritual toolkit that parents can enter--and reenter--at any pace and at any point in their children's early years.

Artists Way for Parents

Artists Way for Parents

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For decades, people have been asking me to write this book. "The Artist s Way "focuses on a creative recovery. We re-cover the ground we have traveled in our past. "The Artist s Way for Parents "focuses on creative cultivation, where we consciously and playfully put our children on a healthy creative path toward the future. Julia Cameron
Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents Better Books for a Better World the Gold Award (Best Book of the Year) in the category of Parenting/Family.
From the bestselling author of "The Artist s Way "comes the most highly requested addition to Julia Cameron s canon of work on the creative process. "The Artist s Way for Parents "provides an ongoing spiritual toolkit that parents can enter and re-enter at any pace and at any point in their child s early years.
According to Cameron: " Every child is creative and every parent is creative. Your child requires joy, and exercising creativity, both independently and together, makes for a happy and fulfilling family life. "Focusing on parents and their children from birth to age twelve, "The Artist s Way for Parents" builds on the foundation of "The Artist s Way "and shares it with the next generation. Using spiritual concepts and practical tools, this book will assist parents as they guide their children to greater creativity."
As They Grow Your Three and Four Year Old

As They Grow Your Three and Four Year Old

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From America's #1 family magazine, a guide to your three- and four-year-old's emotional and cognitive milestones.
The little person running around your home will amaze and amuse you as he asserts his newfound independence- and provides a running commentary on every day's events and activities. In "Your Three- and Four-Year-Old," the expert editors of Parents magazine give a fascinating peek into your child's perpetually active mind, explaining why and what your three- and four-year-old may be thinking and feeling throughout the metamorphosis from baby to miniature individual. At the same time, you'll discover how to promote a stimulating, supportive environment in which your child can blossom.
Each chapter focuses on a unique developmental milestone- from verbalizing feelings and using his imagination to learning responsibility and appreciating the needs of others. "Your Three- and Four-Year-Old" helps you to understand your child's evolving and often erratic behavior by sharing his perspective on the world and the people around him, and offers specific advice for easing the inevitable conflicts that arise during his quest for independence, while he's still not physically and emotionally capable of doing everything he wants to do. This essential resource also provides straightforward, practical advice on dealing with issues from imaginary friends and increasing gender awareness, to common pre-schooler fears (of darkness, dreams, and being hurt) and frustrations. "Your Three- and Four-Year-Old" will help you and your child to grow and enjoy these wonderful years.
Each chapter highlights four main areas:
* Developmental Milestone (what you can expect)
* Conflict (changes in behavior that result from this milestone)
* You and Your Child (how this stage of development affects you as a parent)
* Helping Your Child Grow (strategies, activities and ideas for creative play that enhance development)
Informative, recurring features include:
* How It Feels to Be Me (common scenarios explained from a child's perspective)
* Do Say/Don't Say (scripts of appropriate responses to various situations)
Ask A Midwife

Ask A Midwife

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Asperger Syndrome a love story

Asperger Syndrome a love story

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Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour.

When Sarah and Keith met in 2003 neither knew much about Asperger Syndrome. Sarah thought Keith was `weird' and couldn't work out why; and Keith thought Sarah was obsessed with diagnosing him with something-or-other. Difficulties ensued that brought the relationship to an end. Slowly, however, they each built up their knowledge of AS and in the meantime developed a mutual understanding, mutual acceptance and a desire to be together again.

This personal account is supplemented with professional knowledge and anecdotes gained from Sarah's work with adults with AS - a career which started as a result of her experiences with Keith. She swears that she didn't take her work home with her! It is inspiring reading for couples in Asperger relationships as well as for counselling professionals.

Autism Book

Autism Book

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With clarity and compassion, Dr. Robert Sears guides the reader through the maze of autism, explaining what precautions parents can take to decrease their baby's risk, how to detect autism at the earliest possible age, and how to proceed once a diagnosis has been made. The book provides parents with a simple and clear understanding of the biomedical treatment approach that Dr. Sears has used successfully with many of his young patients. It lays out a plan for developmental, behavioral, and learning therapies; shows parents how to begin treatments without a doctor's help; presents information on vaccines and their safe use; and includes an extensive resources section. THE AUTISM BOOK provides all the information and reassurance parents need.

Autism Breakthrough

Autism Breakthrough

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As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate autism expert and educator with no trace of his former condition.
So what happened?

Thanks to The Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. (His story was recounted in the best-selling book Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues and in the award-winning NBC television movie Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love.) In Autism Breakthrough, Raun presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Autism, he explains, is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when, in fact, it is a social relational disorder. Raun explains what it feels like to be autistic and shows how and why The Son-Rise Program works.
A step-by-step guide with clear, practical strategies that readers can apply immediately--in some cases, parents see changes in their children in as little as one day--Autism Breakthrough makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often-very-limited prognoses. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and to participate successfully in the world.

An important work of hope, science, and progress, Autism Breakthrough presents the powerful ideas and practical applications that have already changed the lives of families all over the world.

Autism Mom's Survival Guide (for Dads, too!)

Autism Mom's Survival Guide (for Dads, too!)

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Given the daily challenges of raising a child with autism, it's easy for parents to lose themselves and for their overall quality of life to plummet. Susan Senator interweaves the voices of autism parents, researchers, and professionals to offer guidance and encouragement on how to find happiness and fulfillment in the midst of the struggles of raising an autistic child. Topics include: how to handle feelings of despair and hopelessness; finding fun, even during turbulent times; caring for your marriage; and finding a balance between accepting your child as he or she is and seeking new treatments.

To learn more about the author, visit her website at susansenator.com.

Autism Source Book

Autism Source Book

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Practical advice and information from the world's foremost experts on autism -- and a mother's own hard-won lessons from helping her son recover from the disorder

When Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery. But the journey wasn't easy, and now, in The Autism Sourcebook, Siff Exkorn offers parents the wisdom she wishes she'd had at the beginning.

Recent studies show that there is a worldwide epidemic of autism. More than 1.5 million people are affected in the United States alone, with one in every 166 children diagnosed. Early detection and early intervention are two of the key factors in improving prognosis -- but too often, writes Siff Exkorn, parents get bogged down in denial or confusion about the still mysterious disorder, and are unable to take the necessary steps. Providing accessible medical information gleaned from the world's foremost experts, Siff Exkorn offers an inside look at families with children who have autism, and ties in her own firsthand experience as a parent. The author shares valuable knowledge about the following:

  • What the diagnosis really means
  • Understanding and accessing treatment options
  • Knowing your child's rights in the school system
  • Coping with common marital and familial stress
  • Making the stigma of autism a thing of the past
  • With extensive appendices, including the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Diagnostic Criteria for the Five Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and carefully selected lists of Internet resources, recommended readings, and top autism organizations worldwide, The Autism Sourcebook is the single most comprehensive, practical resource available to parents and loved ones of children with autism.

    Autistic Logistics

    Autistic Logistics

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    Have you ever wished that your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) came with a manual? This book provides just that, offering clear, precise, step-by-step advice on everything you want to know, including:

    - How to toilet train your child without pushing or pressuring
    - How to get your child to sleep in their own bed and through the night
    - What to do when your child tantrums, hits or bites
    - How to introduce new foods, without a fight

    Based on decades of experience, Kate Wilde tackles these day-to-day issues and more, using tried-and-tested techniques to help you transform the challenges of home life and create harmony. The unique approach featured in the book, which encourages you to support your child's need for control rather than fight against it, can have transformative results. Not only will you learn to see through your child's eyes and help your child in a way that honors his/her specialness, but you will also begin to free yourself from the pressure and discomfort that can so often accompany everyday challenges.

    Catering to all age ranges and points on the spectrum, this book will be of immeasurable value to parents and caregivers of children with autism, other family members, as well as teachers and teaching assistants.