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    The Kazdin Method - for Parenting the Defiant Child

     A Lifesaving handbook for parents of children who are occasionally, or too often, "out of control".

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    You Can't Make Me

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    "You Can't Make Me' [But I can be persuaded] discusses strategies for bringing out the best in your stong-willed child.

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    20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed

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    20thingTWENTY THINGS ADOPTIVE PARENTS NEED TO SUCCEED...Discover the secrets to understanding the unique needs to your adopted child - and becoming the best parent you can be (Random House Publishing Group, 2009)

    In this all-new companion volume to Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge shifts her focus from the adoptee to parents, offering practical wisdom and advice on creating a loving, nurturing environment for your adopted child.

    Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee, Sherrie Eldridge share proven strategies and the moving narrative of nearly 100 adoptive families, helping parents gain a better understand of their children?s needs as well as their own. By truly listening to your child, by learning to speak his heart language, you?ll learn to connect on an even deeper level, opening the channels of communication?and keeping them open forever. Sherrie Eldridge will help you discover how to:

    • Talk candidly with your child about her adoption and her birth family
    • Give you tools for sharing negative birth history with courage and compassion.
    • Help your child move his "broken life" narrative and develop a healthy identity
    • Cope with emotional triggers so that you don?t fall apart when your child has a melt down
    • Settle the "real parent" question by helping you see the uniqueness of your role.
    • Hear what your adopted child can?t or won?t say but is in his heart?"I love you. I declare you to be a successful adoptive parent."
    • Translate your child?s adoptee heart language and communicate on a deeper level.

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    Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Intervention and Hope

    Millions of adolescent girls are in a crisis of rage and despair. Some try to disappear through starvation; others carve indecipherable symbols or other marks onto their arms and bodies; some run away from home; and still others bully and get bullied, hide weeping in their rooms, or attempt suicide.

    Programs, experts, and interventions abound, but therapists and caregivers alike struggle to effectively help this challenging population. For every success in turning a troubled girl around, there seem to be new, even sadder cases to take its place. The list of reasons, as Straus explains, are complicated and varied everything from weak, fragmented interventions and overwhelmed institutions with inadequate resources to a growing gap between the rich and poor, ignorant parents, overcrowded schools, and a more violence-saturated society than ever before.

    Using a developmental-relational model of intervention, Straus explores the ways in which clinicians and caregivers can successfully reach out to the children behind these often frightening behaviors, and how to help them cope. A highly practical resource, Adolescent Girls in Crisis explores concrete strategies and methods for helping girls in crisis by focusing on identification, diagnosis, and treatment of many of the troubled and troubling behaviors?including oppositional defiant disorder, trauma, eating disorders, and attachment problems, among others?what to look for before there's a crisis (and in one), what to worry about, and, most of all, what to do.

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    Real Kids Come in All Sizes

    10 essential lessons to build your child's body esteem.
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    Ready Or Not

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    30 Day Discovery for families growing through foster care and adoption.

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    Baby 411

    3rd edition contains 400+ pages of useful info about health, sleep and nutrition. Clear answers and smart advice for your baby's first year.
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    Children Are Not Born With Instructions

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    A biblically based parents, grandparents, adoptive parents, godparents and foster parents guide for raising children.
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    A Good Enough Parent

    A book on child-rearing. A thoughful, positive book that reaffirms childrearing as a creative and joyful experience. -Houston Chronicle
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    The City Parent Handbook

    A complete guide to the ups and downs, the ends and outs of raising your kids in the City. Might be of benefit to parents receiving a child from a rural area or small town. Things taken for granted may be important for your child to know.
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    The Holistic Pediatrician

    A comprehensive guide to safe and effective therapies for the 25 most common ailments of infants, children, and adolescents written by a Pediatrician. Good to have handy if you are a first time parent.
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    Boys Adrift

    A doctors plan to help our sons fulfill their potential. The five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men

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    Lessons for Lifeguards: Working With Teens When the Topic is Hop

    A guide with practical advice for adults working with abstinence education and adolescent sexuality. The author has spent almost 40 years in the communtiy working as an educator with young people and families.
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    Talking Pictures

    A Parent's Guide to using movies to discuss ethics, values, and everyday problems with children.
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    Taking Care of Your Child

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    A Parent's illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care; Easy-to-Use Decision Charts Quickly Explain: Over 100 Common Symptoms; When to Help Your Child a Home; and When to See a Doctor.
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    Try and make me

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    A Revolutionary new program for raising your defiant child without losing your cool. Simple strategies that turn off the tantrums and create cooperation.
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    Becoming the Parent You Want to be

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    A sourcebook of strategies for the first five years; nine principles for the parenting journey. Children's feelings; Children's Bodies; Dealing with diffucult behavior; Social Learning and play; Family relationships; growing up; growing together.
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    Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for R

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    A unique approach to dealing with the turmoil of adolescence that recognizes that teens learn best when they're allowed to make choices and learn from the consequences. The trick is in setting up choices so the consequences are constructive.
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    Angry Children, Worried Parents: Seven Steps to Help Families Ma

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    Acknowledging that anger in children is an emotion that cannot be entirely avoided, this guide for parents outlines a seven-step program to promote healthy anger management in children 4-14.
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    Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent's Guide

    Adopted children have predictable and often unspoken concerns about themselves and how they joined their families. This wise and timely guide helps parents anticipate and respond to these concerns in ways that build self-esteem.
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    Communicating with the Adopted Child

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    All parents have a concern over communicating with their children, but the adoptive situation demands an exquisite attention and a particular sensitivity to the needs of the adopted child for knowledge and comfort.

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    40 Ways to Raise a Nonracist Child

    Although it's now more than thirty years since the first modern civil rights legislation was passed by congress, our society is still imbued with the spirit of racism.
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    Baby Bond, The: How to Raise an Emotionally Healthy Child

    An easy to read guide that explains how your child learns to think, feel and act. The Baby Bond is a well researched book that describes what babies need to grow into healthy children. This book is recommended by Foster Cline, MD author of Parenting wit
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    The Connected Child

    An excellent book for parents who've welcomed a children from other countries and cultures; from troubled backgrounds,; and with special behavioral or emotional needs. We all want to be connected. This book addresses connecting after placement and beyond.
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    Proactive Parenting: Guiding Your Child From Two to Six

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    An expert's guide to the joys and challenges of parenting your children - from the renowned institute that has helped children grow and learn for over seventy-five years.
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    Raising Nuestros Ninos: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultu

    An indispensable refenence for Hispanic parents and caregivers of children from birth to age twelve. Raising Nuestros Ninos will provide a rich cultural framework designed to help you parent effectively and responsibly.
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    Kids Talk Hair: An Instruction Book for Grown-Ups & Kids

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    An instruction book that explains how to care for kids' hair, ranging from newborns to teenagers. It's a fun, easy-to-read book written for both grown-ups and kids. Most of the lef-hand pages are for young readers and right-hand pages are for grown-ups.
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    Building Your Baby's Brain

    Are you expecting your first child? Are you the parent of an infant? A toddler? A preschooler? Have you been hearing or reading about brain research? Do you want to learn what this research means for your child? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, this book is for you.

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    Parenting With Love and Logic

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    As a parent, you have only a few years to prepare your child for a world that requires responsibility and maturity for survival. So what should you do? The author provide the suggestions for parents.
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    Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood

    As co-director of the Center for Men at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical Center, Pollack has seen behind the stoic masks of troubled, modern boys as they struggle to cope with the mixed messages, confilcting expectations, and increasingly complex demands p
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    Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your

    As the primary male role model in a girl's life, fathers influence their daughters in profound ways, from how they see themselves to what they come to expect from men and the world at large.
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    Balance 20/20 : Six Keys to a Harmonious Life

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    Balance 20/20's simple system shows you how to find the balance you need to have enough time for everything and everyone, and to enjoy life.
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    How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!

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    Based on Dr. Severe's more than twenty years of experience as a school psychologist and parenting workshop leader, this book shows why a child's behavior is often a reflection of the parents' behavior, and how, by making changes themselves, parents can ac
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    Touchpoints: The Essential Reference: Your Child's Emotional & B

    Book version - offers parents a complete understanding of child development from a physical, cognative, emotional, and behavioral point of view.
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    Good Kids, Difficult Behavior

    Book version - The information in this book is a guide to what works and what doesn't. The strategies detailed in this book will help your return home at the end of the day with sufficient energy to enjoy your family.
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    4 Weeks to a Better-Behaved Child

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    Breaktrough discipline techniques that really work.
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    Beneath the Mask

    Case studies and treatment considerations for Therapist and Parents on understnding adopted teens.
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    Fatherneed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care for Y

    Children need the right balance of nurturing care that all children need to grow into healthy adults, including the kind of care only a father can give. For years the most trusted child care experts have emphasized the mother/child bond.
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    Flight of the Stork: What Children Think (And When) about Sex an

    Children think differently from adults concerning sex and birth. Page after page of enlightening interviews take us deep into the minds of children 3-12 years old.
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    7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The

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    Covey reinterprets each of his now famous habits (Habit 1: Be Proactive, Habit 4: Think Win-Win, Habit 6: Synergize) to apply to parenting and family-life issues.
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    Adoption Parenting

    Creating a toolbox and building connections for adoptive parents. A comprehensive parenting book for adoptive families.
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    Parents in Charge: Setting Healthy, Loving Boundaries for You an

    Dana Chidekel puts parents back where they need to be - in charge, listening, learning, and adapting to create a long-term relationship with their kids that leades to the growth of great adults and great future parents.
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    Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

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    Do your kids refuse breakfast, hassle you about the clothes you've set out for them, then complain about the lunches you're packing? Have you lost control before the day even begins? Dr. Leman's action-oriented method puts you back in command.
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    How to Be a Better Father

    Fatherhood means new rewards and new responsibilities. It can bring your life new meaning and joy. This handbook will help you know: what behaviors to expect as your child grows; how to meet your child's physical needs; and more.

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    Party Shoes to School & Baseball Caps to Bed

    Finally ... Understanding dressing as a parent issue. The parents' guide to kids, clothes, and independence.
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    School-Age Parents: The Challenge of 3 Generation Living

    For all families facing the dilemma of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood. "Mom, I'm pregnant." How do you cope?

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    Parenting Your Adopted Child

    From infancy through the teenage years and beyond, this book is a practical manual for raising adopted children. For each stage of development, it provides advice on how to handle the issues of adoption, special situations, and common questions.
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    Stop Arguing with Your Kids

    Great book for how to stop the arguing. How to win the battle of wills by making your children feel heard.
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