Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changedand now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the worlds best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies dont come with, but should. And now, its better than ever. Every parents must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than everpacked with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentalscrib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplementsare revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through todays dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and For Parents boxes that focus on moms and dads needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761183175
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 250
Language English
File format PDF

Ever wish you could have a baby nurse at home to answer your most urgent questions around the clock? Now you can! Carole Kramer Arsenault has spent the last two decades helping parents through pregnancy, labor, and all of their new responsibilities once baby comes home—both as a longtime pediatric nurse, and as the founder of the most highly regarded baby-care service in New England. From the first trimester to the “fourth” (baby’s crucial first three months), Arsenault and her team of professional nurses have seen it all. Now, they share their expert advice on: Preparing your home, including safety tips and must-have supplies Easing through labor, whether at home or in a hospital Breastfeeding how-tos, flexible feeding schedules, and common concerns Baby’s essential first days and weeks, and the milestones in between Welcoming multiples and caring for preterm babies Techniques for soothing baby to sleep Postpartum self-care and getting back to your routine

Author Carole Kramer Arsenault
Isbn 1615193863
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 368
Language English
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America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions. When can I take home a pregnancy test? How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one? Can I keep up my spinning classes? Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese? Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job? I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow? Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound? Will I know labor when I feel it? Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761193154
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 656
Language English
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Announcing Eating Well When You're Expecting, providing moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancyat home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When Youre Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldnt eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my babys bloodstream? Help!Im entering my second trimester, and Im losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if Im lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundaecan I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761151028
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2005-05-02
Pages 470
Language English
File format PDF

What to expect. . . the first step. Answers to all your baby-making questions. Are there ways to improve our chances of having a girl (or boy)? Does stress affect fertility? Should we be having sex every day? Every other day? Three times a day? I’m 37. Does that mean I’ll have a harder time getting pregnant? How long should we keep trying to conceive before we get some help? What fertility treatments are available—and how will we be able to pay for them? Expecting to expect? Plan ahead. Here’s everything you need to know to help prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies, all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your body into the best baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. All about baby-making sex, from timing to positions to logistics—and how to keep it sexy. Figuring out your fertility (and his). When to seek fertility help, and the latest on tests, treatments, and reproductive technology. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too. Plus, all about the family-building options for single women and same-sex couples.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 1523501987
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Eating Well When You're Expecting provides mums-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy - at home, in the office, at Christmas, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty and healthy recipes that feed mum and baby well, take little time to prepare and are gentle on queasy tummies. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn't eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby's bloodstream? I'm entering my second trimester, and I'm losing weight, not gaining - help! Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I'm lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae - can I indulge? (The answer is yes!)

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 1471175332
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2021-01-21
Pages 480
Language English
File format PDF

It’s time to change the way we see babies. Drawing on principles developed by the educator Dr Maria Montessori, The Montessori Baby shows how to raise your baby from birth to age one with love, respect, insight, and a surprising sense of calm. Cowritten by Simone Davies, author of the bestselling The Montessori Toddler, and Junnifa Uzodike, it’s a book filled with hundreds of practical ideas for understanding what is actually happening with your baby, and how you can mindfully assist in their learning and development. Including how to: Prepare yourself for parenthood–physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Become an active observer to understand what your baby is really telling you. Create Montessori spaces in your home, including “yes” spaces where nothing is off-limits. Set up activities that encourage baby’s movement and language development at their own pace Raise a secure baby who’s ready to explore the world with confidence.

Author Simone Davies,Junnifa Uzodike
Isbn 152351406X
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2021-05-11
Pages 288
Language English
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Kinder, Gentler, and It Really Works Based on the human rest and activity cycle that occurs every hour and a half, here’s a scientifically based program for parents to help babies get all the sleep they need, both through the night and during the day. The method is simple, foolproof, and yields long-lasting results: truly restful daytime naps (which also gives an infant a head start on cognitive development and emotional intelligence) and consistent nighttime sleep—as beneficial for parents as it is for the baby. For babies aged two weeks to one year Lessons in sleep independence and solutions to common problems, such as your baby waking up too early, getting a second wind before bedtime, confusing day and night, and more Includes a guided journal for recording your baby’s sleep signals and keeping track of naps and bedtimes A simple program for sleep that delivers foolproof results.

Author Polly Moore
Isbn 0761193022
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

Forget baby purées and spoon-feeding—there’s an easier, more natural way to introduce your little one to solid foods. By about six months, when babies can sit up unassisted, grab things, and munch on them, they are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover real, solid food for themselves. Baby-led weaning sets the stage for healthy eating habits in the years ahead by helping babies learn to feed themselves, to gauge appetite, and to love a variety of nutritious foods. Now, with The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook, cooking family meals that your little one can share will be a cinch. Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett—coauthors of Baby-Led Weaning, the book that started the movement—collect 130 recipes perfectly suited for baby-led weaning, as well as: • Straightforward advice on which foods to start with • Essential at-a-glance information on nutrition and food safety • Healthy ideas for quick snacks, delicious desserts, and meals for the whole family • Anecdotes and quotes from parents who follow baby-led weaning • Tips on minimizing the mess, keeping food the right size for little hands, and more! The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook will give you the recipes and the confidence to create exciting, enjoyable mealtimes that encourage little ones to develop at their own pace.

Author Gill Rapley,Tracey Murkett
Isbn 1615191682
Genre Cooking
Year 2013-03-11
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

2019 National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA) Winner Finally, a calming pregnancy book that cuts through the noise to tell expectant mothers exactly what they need to know—and what they can stop obsessing about and over-researching. In The New Rules of Pregnancy, two leading OB-GYNs guide you, the modern pregnant woman, through all aspects of pregnant life in an easy-to-digest, compassionate, and motivating way. Instead of a detailed week-by-week look at your baby’s development, it’s all about you, and how to help your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. It assumes an intelligent, busy reader (who, somewhere inside, is shouting, “Just tell me what to do!”). Every aspect of pregnant life is covered—from the practical details (how to fly pregnant) to the complex issues (“What makes it postpartum depression?”). The book also covers that critical “fourth trimester”—“Nursing” and “How to Feel Like Yourself Again”—because once the baby is born, self-care typically goes out the window, and you really need someone to have your back. Its strong point of view and expertise come from gynecologist Adrienne Simone and obstetrician Jaqueline Worth—two renowned New York doctors dedicated to bringing patients the safest, calmest, least invasive pregnancies possible. The book’s voice—motivating, supportive, real—comes from Danielle Claro, coauthor of The New Health Rules.

Author Adrienne L. Simone,Jaqueline Worth,Danielle Claro
Isbn 1579658881
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2019-04-02
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

With over 7 million copies sold worldwide, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is one of the world's bestselling books on infant care - and it has now been updated and revised throughout by Heidi Murkoff. This comprehensive and practical month-by-month guide clearly explains everything parents need to know - or might be worrying about - in the first year with a new baby. The book covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, and sleep strategies that really work. It is filled with the most practical tips (how to give a bath, decode your baby's crying, what to buy for baby, and when to return to work) and the most up-to-date medical advice (the latest on vaccines, vitamins, illnesses, SIDS, safety, and more). Featuring dozens of Q&A sections, as well as a first-aid guide and charts on monthly growth and development, feeding and sleeping habits, this is the only book on infant care to address both the physical and the emotional needs of the whole family. Covering the most up-to-date knowledge, both medical and developmental, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is, above all, down-to-earth and reassuring - and an invaluable aid for all parents of new babies.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0857201727
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2010-07-15
Pages 832
Language English
File format PDF

“A great book for back-pain sufferers and their caregivers alike.”—Todd J. Albert MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York If there’s one lesson to learn from the national bestselling Younger Next Year series, it’s that we can dramatically change our quality of life by taking the right kind of care of ourselves. This is just as true for back pain. Formulated by Dr. Jeremy James—whose practice has cured an astonishing 80% of patients—and #1 bestselling Younger Next Year coauthor Chris Crowley, here is a step-by-step program of simple exercises and behavioral changes that will help readers find a neutral spine, realign their core, learn healthy new ways to move in the world—and virtually eliminate back pain. So follow Jeremy’s rules—like #1. Stop Doing Dumb Stuff, #2. Be Still So You Can Heal, #7. Stand Tall for the Long Hail—and find a lifetime of relief.

Author Chris Crowley,Jeremy James
Isbn 1523503971
Genre Medical
Year 2018-08-07
Pages 256
Language English
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Written during award-winning pediatrician Dr. Scott W. Cohen’s first year as a father, this book is the only one to combine two invaluable “on the job” perspectives—the doctor’s and the new parent’s. The result is a refreshingly engaging and informative guide that includes all you need to know at each age and stage of your child’s first year. Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. In each instance, Dr. Cohen provides a thorough overview and a simple answer or explanation: a “common sense bottom line,” yet he doesn’t dictate. The emphasis is on doing what is medically sound and what works best for you and your baby. He also includes fact sheets, easy-to-follow diagnosis and treatment guides, and humorous daddy vs. doctor sidebars that reveal the learning curve during his fi rst year as a dad. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.

Author Scott W. Cohen
Isbn 9781439132524
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2010-03-30
Pages 304
Language English
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Many books focus on prenatal development and the health of a mom-to-be. While Expectant Parents does touch on important issues of pregnancy, its core purpose is help expectant parents understand key issues related to the arrival of a new child in the home, offering practical assistance as they prepare themselves for long-term family success. It’s often said that babies don’t come with an instruction manual. This book actually provides parents with information and practical steps for writing their own—as they work to create the kind of home and family they choose to build. This includes strengthening their own marriage relationship, setting plans and expectations for parenthood, increasing communication, and preparing for the new stage of their family life that is just ahead. Ideal for first-time parents, this book would also be helpful for couples wanting to explore and prepare for the emotional, physical, and spiritual life changes that come with the arrival of any new child into the family.

Author Suzanne Hadley Gosselin
Isbn 1624054196
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-09-30
Pages 240
Language English
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You read all the birthing books, took the Lamaze classes, and made it through labor (mostly) unscathed, but now the baby is home—and it’s a whole new ballgame! There are plenty of books and resources about how to properly care for your new baby, but what about caring for yourself? Maria Lianos-Carbone, founder of AMotherWorld.com, outlines the “proper care and feeding” of mothers during their baby’s first year with humor and honesty. From the physical and emotional changes a new mom will undergo to rekindling intimacy with her partner, Oh Baby! Mom’s Survival Guide for the First Year keeps the focus on moms—because you can’t draw water (or breastmilk, for that matter) from an empty well. Maria's straight-talking, no-nonsense approach will give new moms everything they need to survive as they embark on the journey of motherhood. This book is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hestia International, Inc., the trademark owner and publisher of Oh Baby! Magazine in Canada.

Author Maria Lianos-Carbone
Isbn 1641700068
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2018-03-01
Pages 270
Language English
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At last, the book that answers the question on every parent’s mind: Why does my toddler hate me? Okay, it’s not really hate. It’s just that a little psychopath who walks through life 100% convinced that he or she is the center of the universe does not care that you have a heart, a mind, or a soul. You are simply a skin-covered robot tall enough to reach the candy on top of the fridge. And clean up the rage-vomit when you make the fatal mistake of cutting off the crust on your toddler’s toast. (Or not cutting it off—seriously, you can’t win.) Includes: The theory of toddler evolution Mealtime (AKA Hell) Your unraveling life And how not to die inside

Author Bunmi Laditan
Isbn 0761185755
Genre Humor
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 176
Language English
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In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First vicious shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later, their owner is found murdered. Then in nearby Gad’s Valley, now home to the exiled New Fiddleham police detective Charlie Cane, dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving mangled bodies behind. Charlie calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.

Author William Ritter
Isbn 1616205539
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 304
Language English
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"Dawn Dais bravely goes where other baby books don't.... She spills the truth about everything from breastfeeding to getting along with your partner post-baby." — Parents Magazine There comes a time in every new mother’s life when she realizes that all the pregnancy well-wishes and baby shower gifts left her profoundly unqualified for the realities of life with a newborn. Who knew there would be so much crying—and how much of that crying would be coming from the mom? Bestselling author Dawn Dais believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the truth about parenting from expectant mothers for fear that if the truth got out, women would (1) stop having babies or (2) stop bringing them home. Eschewing the adorableness that oozes out of other parenting books, Dais offers real advice from real moms—along with hilarious anecdotes, tips, and the encouragement every new mom needs to survive the first year of parenthood. Revised and updated with new chapters offering advice for single moms and tips for partners,The Sh!t No One Tells You is a must-have companion for every new mother’s sleepless nights and poop-filled days.

Author Dawn Dais
Isbn 1541620771
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2021-11-09
Pages 288
Language English
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Inspired by her relationship with her own daughter and informed by the numerous parents and teens she’s helped in her family workshops, Cherie Carter-Scott culls the ten truths she's observed about this special role: 1. Having a child changes your life. 2. Motherhood is an experience unlike any other. 3. A mother has many roles. 4. If you honor your children's essence, they will blossom. 5. Love shows up in many different forms. 6. As your child grows, so will you. 7. There will be highs and lows. 8. Remembering to care for yourself is essential. 9. There is no such thing as a perfect mother. 10. Motherhood is a process that never ends. Part tribute, part handbook, The Gift of Motherhood exudes Carter-Scott's vitality and wit, offering moms a way to celebrate the joys and navigate the rough spots along their journey. Though every mother walks her own path and every child is unique, Motherhood shares certain universal truths. This gem of a book acknowledges and affirms that the experience of being a mother is astounding, overwhelming, miraculous, and above all, a gift.

Author Cherie Carter-Scott
Isbn 076791130X
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2002-05-07
Pages 272
Language English
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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.

Author Stephen R. Covey
Isbn 1466874325
Genre Self-Help
Year 2014-08-05
Pages 390
Language English
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Bad Foods demonstrates how a variety of historical or political events and personalities have shaped our current views of good nutrition. On several occasions in American history concerns have arisen over the safety of our food supply (e.g., harmful ingredients in processed foods) and the potential that processing might deplete foods of their nutrients. These concerns help explain how food characteristics such as freshness, natural, organic, and unprocessed have become important to Americans. Bad Foods traces how the food nutrients fat, salt, and sugar have acquired negative reputations for health as well as any controversies and outright misconceptions of the dangers of these nutrients. Bad Foods also explores confusion that can in part be attributed to biased media coverage about foods. Modern Americans are routinely bombarded with information about the health value of certain foods and the dangers of others. Frequently, health information about certain nutrients receives exaggerated coverage (e.g., dietary fat) while the importance of other nutrients gets ignored (e.g., vitamins and minerals). Moreover, health information about foods is often perceived as contradictory. While some readers may be startled by what they perceive to be a challenge to sacred beliefs about foods, others will see the honesty in both the research and the writing and recognize the social benefits of examining our beliefs about foods. Bad Foods will be of interest to sociologists, food science specialists, and social historians.

Author Michael E Oakes
Isbn 135132294X
Genre Medical
Year 2017-10-24
Pages 145
Language English
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Narrating Midlife: Crisis, Transition, and Transformation explores how managing and living through change at midlife is ultimately a communicative endeavor. Using autoethnography, contributors narrate midlife experiences as diverse as the empty-nest, sexual fluidity, mixed-retirement marriage, spousal abduction of a child, and cancer.

Author Christine Elizabeth Kiesinger,Lori West Peterson
Isbn 149858411X
Genre Social Science
Year 2019-04-30
Pages 238
Language English
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So you've made the decision to adopt. What's next? For starters, how do you know whether domestic or international adoption is right for you? (And what are the real differences between the two?) Adoption insider Elizabeth Swire Falker answers these questions and many more. As an attorney who practices in the area of adoption and has worked with hundreds of families, and as an adoptive parent herself, she offers expert advice on each stage of the process. This comprehensive, accessible guide leads you with confidence through every decision you'll have to make-including the ones that you'd never know to expect. Complete with checklists, tips, sidebars, and plenty of counterintuitive advice, it shows you how to: Identify which adoption experts you do and don't need Find the right birth mother or choose the right country for your family-and how to spot red flags in potential situations Select an attorney or agency and prepare for your home visit Finance an adoption on a budget, manage the red tape, and get around the roadblocks Navigate all of the complex emotions that surface along the way. . . With Elizabeth Swire Falker's warm yet been-there-done-that voice, THE ULTIMATE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO ADOPTION is sure to become a tried-and-true resource for adoptive parents everywhere.

Author Elizabeth Swire Falker
Isbn 0446562300
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2009-06-27
Pages 368
Language English
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An authoritative new work exploring the themes of communication and implementation of research within developmental psychology – a scientific field with extensive real world value in addressing problems faced by individuals, families and services Brings together the insights of a stellar group of contributors with personal experience translating developmental psychology research into practice Accessibly structured into sections exploring family processes and child rearing practices; educational aspects; and clinical applications Goes beyond traditional reviews of literature in the field to report on practical implementation of research findings, including the challenges faced by authors Serves as an invaluable resource for developmental psychologists, practitioners working in the field of child development, and policymakers working on issues affecting children and families

Author Kevin Durkin,H. Rudolph Schaffer
Isbn 1119095670
Genre Psychology
Year 2015-12-14
Pages 552
Language English
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Pregnancy Sucks, by Joanne Kimes and Sanford A. Tisherman, M.D., gives you real solutions to all the annoying and somewhat awkward situations that can unexpectedly arise during your pregnancy. Did you know that: Farm-fresh butter, or petroleum jelly, works just as well for your itchy belly as a fancy and overpriced "pregnancy" product? If you're put on bedrest, walkie-talkies will allow you to yell at your husband-no matter where he is in the house! Surrounding yourself with regular pillows (don't forget to swipe your husband's) is just as good as buying a special large "pregnancy pillow"-and more adaptable to giving support where you personally need it? Doing the hokey pokey, or taking a warm shower, can ease Braxton Hicks contractions? Full of insight, hilarity, and practical solutions on every page, Pregnancy Sucks shows how, through it all, you can survive with your health, dignity, and sanity intact!

Author Joanne Kimes,Sanford A. Tisherman
Isbn 1440501955
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2003-11-01
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

La versión en español de What to Expect the First Year (Qué esperar durante el primer año), con más 11 millones de copias impresas, es la biblia sobre el cuidado de bebés. Esta edición del libro que todos los padres necesitan para navegar con éxito el primer año de la vida de su bebé, es una obra completa, reconfortante, entretenida de leer, fácil de hojear y diseñada especialmente para el hispanohablante como también para aquellos que se sienten más cómodos en su idioma nativo. Con el formato mensual característico que le permite a los padres ir paso a paso en lo que puede ser un abrumador primer año de vida del bebé, Primer año está lleno de consejos prácticos y realistas e información con la cual es más fácil identificarse y más asequible. Algunos cambios en esta edición: los fundamentos del cuidado del bebé – seguridad en la cuna y durante el sueño, alimentación y suplementos vitamínicos – son actualizados con las recomendaciones más recientes. Amamantar recibe mayor cobertura también, desde cómo empezar hasta cómo mantenerlo. Temas candentes y tendencias actuales son tratados: la crianza afectiva, el entrenamiento sobre cómo usar el baño por sí solos (higiene natural infantil), el destete guiado por el bebé y la crianza ecológica (de los pañales de tela a los muebles no-tóxicos) Un capítulo sobre cómo hacer las compras para el bebé ayuda a los padres a navegar la amplísima y siempre cambiante gama de productos personales, para el cuarto del bebé y equipo. Algo también nuevo en esta edición: consejos para la preparación de comida casera para bebés, las más reciente recomendaciones sobre el comienzo de la alimentación sólida, estudios sobre el impacto del tiempo que se pasa ante las pantallas (TVs, tabletas electrónicas, aplicaciones, computadoras) y apartados titulados “Para los padres” que se enfocan más en las necesidades de mamá y papá. A lo largo del libro, los temas están organizados de una manera mucho más intuitiva que en ediciones anteriores para ofrecer la mejor experiencia posible al lector. The Spanish-language translation of What to Expect the First Year, the baby bible with over 11 million copies in print. This edition of the book that every new parent needs to see them through the first year of a baby’s life is comprehensive, reassuring, fun to read, easy to flip through, and designed for Spanish speakers as well as for those who feel more comfortable reading in their native language. With the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, Primer Año is packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Among the changes to this edition: Baby care fundamentals—crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements—are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to nontoxic furniture). A chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new to this edition: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom’s and dad’s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761176802
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2013-02-19
Pages 928
Language English
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Raising a child is overwhelming, thrilling, exhausting, terrifying, and joyous--and all at the same time. In addition to the adjustments that any new parents must make, lesbian mothers face numerous special questions and concerns. From "coming out" to your child to coping with the pressures of trying to be a lesbian super-mom, this wise and reassuring book offers information and support for women forging a new path in what it means to be a family. The authors are uniquely qualified for the task as expert developmental psychologists who are also coparenting two young daughters. With clarity and wit, they offer helpful advice on what kids need to know, and at what age; how to help them respond to questions and teasing from peers; ways to foster sensitivity in relatives, teachers, and others; how to talk to teens about their own developing sexuality; how parenting affects couple relationships; and much more. Chapters are packed with the insights and experiences of lesbians who have come to be parents in a variety of ways. Also included are listings of useful web sites, publications, and other resources. Winner--Best Parenting Book, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

Author Suzanne M. Johnson,Elizabeth O'Connor
Isbn 1462506232
Genre Psychology
Year 2012-02-21
Pages 248
Language English
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Announcing the new Spanish-language translation of What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition, America's pregnancy bible with over 16 million copies in print. Originally published as Que se Puede Esperar Cuando Se Esta Esperando, this new edition is a livelier, less formal, altogether more user-friendly Spanish-language version. Approximately 1 million Hispanic-American women give birth each year. This is a book for the mother-to-be who either doesn't speak English or doesn't feel comfortable with her English; for the doctor who is having trouble communicating with a patient; for the expectant parents at a stressful time when what's most familiartheir first languageis most welcome. The book will be the book to turn to for the broad range of Spanish-speaking Americans in the United Statesbe they Puerto Ricans in the Northeast, Cuban-Americans in Florida, Mexican-Americans on the west coast, Dominicans, and Spanish-speaking Americans of Spanish, and Central and South American descent.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761162038
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2010-03-15
Pages 704
Language English
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The essential guide to caring for a preemie in the hospital, at home, and through the first years.

Author Susan Madden
Isbn 1558325255
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2000-08-30
Pages 416
Language English
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Many working mothers today face great tension between their families and careers. They are more likely than men to feel pressed for time and conflicted about being away from young children while working. They are also more likely to seek out help or guidance. Mastering the Mommy Track tells the stories of everyday working mothers, the challenges they have faced, and lessons learned. It also offers solutions from experts on how mothers can overcome current issues in order to lead happy, healthy lives at home and work.

Author Erin Flynn Jay
Isbn 178099124X
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2012-10-26
Pages 206
Language English
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When Jan Campito first entered the world of special needs, she trusted the experts to tell her what was wrong, and how to proceed to help her children. Here she was, an articulate, well-educated person, usually confident in navigating whatever situations were required, and yet she became passive and trusting when it came to assuming people would tell her what was wrong with her children's development and what to do to help them. As she realized more and more that no one else was stepping into the lead position to obtain appropriate help for her children, she realized that she needed to take on that responsibility. Since then, she has learnt to take an active role in advocating for her children, and helping meet their needs. From procuring evaluations, to understanding what the diagnoses mean, to selecting therapies and therapists, to following through on therapies at home and targeting needs to be addressed, to helping formulate IEPs, and to monitoring and intervening in their school settings, she has become a comprehensive advocate for her children with special needs, and in this book Jan shares with other parents some of her experiences and some of what she has learnt in the process.

Author Jan Campito
Isbn 9781846426636
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2007-06-15
Pages 256
Language English
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People—especially Americans—are by and large optimists. They're much better at imagining best-case scenarios (I could win the lottery!) than worst-case scenarios (A hurricane could destroy my neighborhood!). This is true not just of their approach to imagining the future, but of their memories as well: people are better able to describe the best moments of their lives than they are the worst. Though there are psychological reasons for this phenomenon, Karen A.Cerulo, in Never Saw It Coming, considers instead the role of society in fostering this attitude. What kinds of communities develop this pattern of thought, which do not, and what does that say about human ability to evaluate possible outcomes of decisions and events? Cerulo takes readers to diverse realms of experience, including intimate family relationships, key transitions in our lives, the places we work and play, and the boardrooms of organizations and bureaucracies. Using interviews, surveys, artistic and fictional accounts, media reports, historical data, and official records, she illuminates one of the most common, yet least studied, of human traits—a blatant disregard for worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming, therefore, will be crucial to anyone who wants to understand human attempts to picture or plan the future. “In Never Saw It Coming, Karen Cerulo argues that in American society there is a ‘positive symmetry,’ a tendency to focus on and exaggerate the best, the winner, the most optimistic outcome and outlook. Thus, the conceptions of the worst are underdeveloped and elided. Naturally, as she masterfully outlines, there are dramatic consequences to this characterological inability to imagine and prepare for the worst, as the failure to heed memos leading up to both the 9/11 and NASA Challenger disasters, for instance, so painfully reminded us.”--Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College “Katrina, 9/11, and the War in Iraq—all demonstrate the costliness of failing to anticipate worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming explains why it is so hard to do so: adaptive behavior hard-wired into human cognition is complemented and reinforced by cultural practices, which are in turn institutionalized in the rules and structures of formal organizations. But Karen Cerulo doesn’t just diagnose the problem; she uses case studies of settings in which people effectively anticipate and deal with potential disaster to describe structural solutions to the chronic dilemmas she describes so well. Never Saw It Coming is a powerful contribution to the emerging fields of cognitive and moral sociology.”--Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University

Author Karen A. Cerulo
Isbn 0226100294
Genre Social Science
Year 2008-09-15
Pages 336
Language English
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This book is packed with informative information on how to naturally prevent, treat and overcome hundreds of common conditions that affect our society on a daily basis. Stacey Chillemi and Dr. Michael Chillemi the authors enlighten the readers by giving a clear understanding on how to get started. The author’s purpose is to teach how alternative medicine, herbals, foods, fruits, and vitamins do not just to keep us alive, but they are used as a medicine too. Natural Remedies for Common Conditions provides you with the stepping-stones and techniques to prevent, treat, and overcome conditions the natural way. The authors provide the reader with extraordinary tools and techniques that help you obtain and reach optimum health. This is an excellent book to help prevent, treat and overcome conditions. It is packed with phenomenal advice. Natural Remedies for Common Conditions is the perfect guide to help anyone who has a quest to stay healthy and maintain optimum health.

Author Stacey Chillemi,Dr. Michael Chillemi DC
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Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2015-11-14
Pages 488
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Millions of Americans have difficulty understanding spoken language. They're not deaf, autistic, or slow. They have APD. APD has been called the auditory equivalent of dyslexia, and its debilitatiting effects cross all ages, genders, and races. APD can cause children to fail in school and adults to suffer socially and in their careers, but until now, there has been little information available. Written by Dr. Teri James Bellis, one of the world's foremost authorities on APD, this is the first book on the subject that is completely accessible to the public. Through helpful checklists and case studies, you'll finally discover the answers you need, as well as proven strategies for living with APD. Comprehensive and powerfully prescriptive, this book contains vital information for anyone who suffers from this serious disorder. When the Brain Can't Hear gives you all the latest information: What is APD? how APD affects children APD in adults diagnosis and testing treatment options living successfully with APD memory enhancement and other coping techniques

Author Teri James Bellis
Isbn 0743436431
Genre Medical
Year 2002-04-03
Pages 368
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Finally, a way to ease the most challenging times of day with baby. Since signed gestures enable babies to “tell” caregivers what they want and need before they can talk, mealtime and bedtime are occasions when signing can really come in handy. Based on Dr. Miller's popular workshops, Mealtime and Bedtime Sing & Sign is a user-friendly guide featuring over 200 signs with photos, instructions, and activities. An all-new, 12-song CD with upbeat music followed by calm lullabies teaches and reinforces key signs.

Author Anne Meeker Miller
Isbn 0786741732
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2008-08-26
Pages 304
Language English
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In this hilarious breastfeeding tell-all, the newly titled reissue of How My Breasts Saved the World, Lisa Wood Shapiro recounts her misadventures of new motherhood from the delivery of her daughter and her rookie days as a food source to the bittersweet end of weaning. This may be the information age, but so much of nursing and new motherhood know-how still exists in the smart gal's rumor culture. Only after Shapiro shares her own saga, complete with lactation consultants, chocolate binges, and a new use for green cabbage, do her friends and relatives confess to their own travails. New motherhood always happens to the childless, but it is not always instinctual, and one doesn't have to go it alone. There are professionals who can make it work without pain, and it does get easier. Whether or not your breasts have been involved in any world-saving activities, you won't be able to put this book down until you've read the last line.

Author Lisa Wood Shapiro
Isbn 1630761524
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 256
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Dude, you're a dad now! Picking up where From Dude to Dad left off, author and founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don't have to lose yourself when you become a father. Once again written in Pegula's everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines, the book is an easy-to-read resource for new dads, combining hard-won lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and practical advice from a dude who hasn't lost his identity (or his sanity). Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you'll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane. **Winner, Family Choice Award! **Winner, National Parenting Product Award!

Author Chris Pegula,Frank Meyer
Isbn 1101992611
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 224
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Dr. Wirth provides parents and practitioners with an easy to use, step-by-step guide, on how to do sleep training with young children. This manual includes the procedures that are proven most effective to decrease bedtime and night waking problems. Each section on the various sleep strategies provide a how-to plan for each sleep procedure, pros and cons of using each procedure, what to expect from children with each procedure, and frequently asked questions. Also, the manual teaches readers how to measure children’s sleep habits and determine how well the chosen sleep strategy is working. Datasheets and quick reference guide flowcharts are provided as templates for readers to use easily. Throughout the manual Dr. Wirth addresses common problems with anecdotes and examples from her own life as a parent utilizing the strategies in the manual, as well as her clinical work.

Author Dr. Kirsten Wirth, PhD
Isbn 1770975500
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2014-01-08
Pages 120
Language English
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This volume brings together for the first time book chapters, articles and position pieces from the debates on music and identity, which seek to answer classic questions such as: how has music shaped the ways in which we understand our identities and those of others? In what ways has scholarly writing about music dealt with identity politics since the Second World War? Both classic and more recent contributions are included, as well as material on related issues such as music's role as a resource in making and performing identities and music scholarship's ambivalent relationship with scholarly activism and identity politics. The essays approach the music-identity relationship from a wide range of methodological perspectives, ranging from critical historiography and archival studies, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality studies, to ethnography and anthropology, and social and cultural theories drawn from sociology; and from continental philosophy and Marxist theories of class to a range of globalization theories. The collection draws on the work of Anglophone scholars from all over the globe, and deals with a wide range of musics and cultures, from the Americas, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This unique collection of key texts, which deal not just with questions of gender, sexuality and race, but also with other socially-mediated identities such as social class, disability, national identity and accounts and analyses of inter-group encounters, is an invaluable resource for music scholars and researchers and those working in any discipline that deals with identity or identity politics.

Author Ian Biddle
Isbn 1351557742
Genre History
Year 2017-07-05
Pages 548
Language English
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When couples make the journey through their first year of parenthood they confront the challenges of their new responsibilities with varying degrees of support and a range of personal resources. When Couples Become Parents examines the ways in which divisions based on gender both evolve and are challenged by heterosexual couples from late pregnancy through early parenthood. Following the experiences of forty heterosexual couples in various socio-economic positions, Bonnie Fox traces the intricate interplay of social and material resources in the negotiations that occur between partners, the resulting divisions of paid and unpaid work in their families, and the dynamics in their relationships. Exploring the diverse reactions of these women and men, When Couples Become Parents provides significant insights into the early stages of parenthood, the limitations of nuclear families, and the gender inequalities that often develop with parenthood.

Author Bonnie Fox
Isbn 1442697075
Genre Social Science
Year 2009-12-11
Pages 334
Language English
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