Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Parenting Books @ the Library

The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Your Baby's First Year: expert advice and mom-to-mom wisdom from the world's most popular parenting website by Linda Murray ... [et al.].

The editors from the popular website provide new parents with advice on all things baby.

Building a Parenting Agreement that Works: how to put your kids first when your marriage doesn't last by Mimi Lyster

Provides a step-by-step plan for building a parenting agreement that benefits the children affected by separation and divorce. Discusses how to minimize conflict, accommodating non-traditional families, easing tension, and how to understand and work with custody laws.

Building Better Families: a Five-Step Plan by Matthew Kelly

Demonstrates how to transform one's family into an emotional safe haven that promotes personal growth and develops a sense of unity, purpose, and shared values.

El Primer Ano del Bebe: guía para madres/padres adolescentes para Jeanne Warren Lindsay

Written for teens who straddle the worlds of adolescence and parenthood, this parenting guide is geared to the special needs of young parents. Interviews with teen mothers and fathers reinforce discussions of the stages of development during the first year— breast- and bottle-feeding, moving to solid food, teaching and playing with babies, providing appropriate health care, and ensuring their safety. The needs of the young parents are stressed along with the developmental needs of the child. This version in Spanish.

Is it a Big Problem or a Little Problem? by Amy Egan et al.

Almost every child, at some point during their early years, won't listen, will throw a tantrum, will be mean or aggressive, shy or withdrawn, a picky eater, and more. As a parent, you know that differences in children's learning styles and temperaments are a given. ... Is It a Big Problem or a Little Problem? will help you to determine: The size of the problem, How to manage problems on your own with practical tips and strategies, When, if at all, to seek a professional evaluation and what to do in the meantime. (Book Jacket)

Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder: a family guide to understanding and supporting your sensory sensitive child by Christopher R. Auer

Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) may seem unduly sensitive to physical sensations, light, and sound. In this book, a child advocate and a child psychologist offer a comprehensive guide to parenting a child with SPD and integrating his or her care with the needs of the whole family.

Parenting Children with Health Issues: essential tools, tips, and tactics for raising kids with chronic illness, medical conditions & special healthcare needs by Foster W. Cline and Lisa C. Greene

Does your child have a helath condition which requires special medical or dietary care? Whatever the health issue, you will learn the essential parenting skills you need to help your child comply with medical requirements, cope well with health challenges, and live a hope-filled life. Get practical and compassionate answers to your toughest questions as you discover effective ways to communicate about medical issues with children of all ages.

Parenting Inc.: how we are sold on $800 strollers, fetal education, baby sign language, sleeping coaches, toddler couture, and diaper wipe warmers and what it means for our children by Pamela Paul.

This new book discusses the business of marketing parenthood and the effects this has on childhood.

Parenting Without Fear: letting go of worry and focusing on what really matters by Paul J. Donahue, Ph.D.

Parenting Without Fear gives you the tools to confront your fears, rethink your goals, and teach your children how to be independent, to persevere, to cooperate and respect adults, to be mindful, to imagine and explore their world, and to develop compassion for others. Discover how to gain the confidence to trust your own judgment, and the courage to make choices about your children's academic, social, and athletic lives that reflect your family's values and balance your needs with theirs. (Book Jacket)

Practical Wisdom for Parents: demystifying the preschool years by Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birmbaum

The directors of one of the countrys most admired preschools draw on their 50 years of combined experience as educators, admissions directors, and parents to give moms and dads of children between the ages of three and five the guidance they need to feel confident and empowered.

Pregnancy and Parenting after Thirty-Five: mid life, new life by Michele C. Moore, M.D. and Caroline M. de Costa, M.D.

Pregnancy and Parenting after Thirty-Five covers a broad range of issues for mothers in mid life, from the possibility of Cesarean section to the awkwardness of being the oldest mom at PTA meetings to the joy of holding your infant in your arms." "Incorporating the stories of real women who have gone through mid-life pregnancy, Moore and de Costa have created a valuable resource that will help other women do so realistically and with confidence. One of the few books devoted to prospective mothers over thirty-five, this one also includes information on surrogacy, adoption, and the first few months of being a new mother. (Book Jacket)

Supportive Parenting: becoming an advocate for your child with special needs by Jan Starr Campito

...This book explains how to make that leap from bystander to leader in the life of a child with special needs. Jan combines her expertise as an educator and developmental psychologist, with her experience as a parent, to give guidance on many of the practical and emotional issues faced by parents. These range from obtaining and understanding evaluations, to designing, implementing, and monitoring intervention plans. Using examples from her own children's lives, she explains how to develop an active partnership with schools and professionals to ensure that your children receive the support that they need and deserve, at home and in school. Supportive Parenting offers valuable insight into the advocacy process for both parents and professionals. (Book jacket)

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