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Books for Families

The Big Book of Parenting Solutions


Michele Borba

In this down-to-earth guide, parenting expert Michele Borba offers advice for dealing with children's difficult behavior and hot button issues including biting, temper tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure, and much more.


How to Raise a Family & Career Under One Roof: A Parent's Guide to Home Business (Paperback)

by Lisa M. Roberts


This guide to entrepreneurship is full of practical advice, heartwarming essays, and bountiful resources. The author provides guidelines and frameworks to help parents methodically and sensibly transition their current careers to home-based entrepreneurial reality.


Kids Create:  Art and Craft Experiences for 3 to 9-Year-Olds


Lauri Carlson

... easy, fun, cheap to do (etc) ... But the best part was the discussion on appropriate levels of creative projects for kids of different ages... clearly outlined attention span and dexterity level ... and ...useful advice for adults on how to make the project fun for kids;


Brilliant Babies, Powerful Adults: Awaken the Genius Within (Paperback)
John Mike

Brilliant Babies, Powerful Adults is an inspirational guide to understanding the powerful influence that early stimulation has on your developing child. How by using the techniques described in this book you can maximize your child's intellectual potential starting during pregnancy.


Kids Are Worth It! : Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner Discipline

Barbara Coloroso

Filled with practical suggestions for handling the ordinary and extraordinary tribulations of growing up, kids are worth it! helps you help your children grow into responsible, resilient, resourceful adults -- not because you tell them to, but because they want to.


The Last Boys Picked

Janet Sasson Edgette

Compassionate, empowering, and instructive, "The Last Boys Picked" will help parents, teachers, coaches, and caregivers identify the social and emotional hurdles that these boys face. It offers specific action steps to help any child build resilience and a healthy self-esteem-and tips for talking to them about their experiences and teaching them to face the schoolyard-and the world-with confidence.

Character Is Destiny : Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember (Hardcover)

 "McCain's latest volume uses biography as an illustration of virtue, but this time the senator broadens his palette significantly, telling 34 stories of heroes whose lives embody qualities ranging from honesty and loyalty to curiosity and enthusiasm.


Kids in the Kitchen

Susan Tomnay

Cooking has suddenly become cool. But it will only remain so as long as kids have fun in the kitchen and the food they cook tastes great. That's where KIDS IN THE KITCHEN comes in.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother


by Amy Chua 


Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important memoir that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
  10 Ways to be a Better Dad

She's Leaving Home 

Monica Trapaga


Beautifully illustrated with drawings from artist MEREDITH GASTON and Monica's own collages, this precious manual of culinary inspiration and sound practical advice is a must-have for any girl about to embark on her own life journey.

  strong fathers 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know (Hardcover)

by Meg Meeker

 The most important person in a young girlís life? Her father. Thatís rightóand teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experience to prove it.


Ready or not

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes

by Mel Levine

After decades of observing children grow into young adults, Dr. Mel Levine, nationally known paediatrician and author, addresses the question of why some youngsters make a successful transition into adulthood while others do not.


ScreamFree Parenting: Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool (Screamfree Living)

(Paperback)by Hal Edward Runkel

The clear, direct, and humorous writing style allows parents with hectic lives to quickly read the book, absorb its concepts, and put them to use. Each chapter ends with reflection questions to reinforce the themes from the chapter. The book continues its effectiveness whether or not the reader answers the questions.

Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage

by Stephanie Coontz

Modern marriage is in crisis; but donít pine for a return to "the good old days," when men earned money and women kept house. Donít even assume the crisis is all bad. Coontz details how societyís attempts to toughen this institution, have actually made it more fragile.

  All New Square Foot Gardening (Paperback)

by Mel Bartholomew

...anyone, anywhere can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results. I've rarely seen a more reader-friendly book!


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