Por que é tão difícil mudar, mesmo quando sabemos que determinados hábitos ou atitudes nos são prejudiciais? Que mecanismos estão por trás da nossa resistência à mudança e como entendê-los para, então, desmantelá-los? Contumaz observador da alma humana, Flávio Gikovate analisa neste livro os obstáculos que enfrentamos quando nos propomos a mudar um comportamento e aponta caminhos para vencer tais entraves. A vontade pessoal e a autoanálise são ingredientes fundamentais, mas não só. A razão também tem papel primordial: o que de fato queremos mudar? Quem desejamo-nos tornar? Estaremos dispostos a abrir mão da estabilidade para alcançar nossos objetivos? Conseguiremos suportar a dor das perdas imediatas para gozar de benefícios em longo prazo? Sem fórmulas prontas nem conselhos fáceis, o autor mostra como a biologia, a cultura e a personalidade moldam o indivíduo e leva o leitor a reflexões profundas sobre a capacidade que todos temos de mudar.
Será que é mesmo possível acender as chamas do amor em até 90 minutos? Neste livro, você descobrirá que é realmente possível que duas pessoas se apaixonem em 90 minutos ou menos, e aprenderá técnicas de comunicação e gestos que o ajudarão a conquistar o homem ou a mulher dos seus sonhos. Quando Nicholas Boothman publicou seu primeiro livro Como fazer as pessoas gostarem de você em até 90 segundos, as pessoas pensaram que era uma teoria maluca e superficial, até perceberem que realmente decidimos se gostamos ou não de alguém nos primeiros dois segundos em que a conhecemos. Após esses segundos inicias você já está no caminho para transformar uma primeira impressão em uma relação duradoura. De forma, às vezes, consciente as pessoas com habilidades sociais enviam sinais por meio da linguagem corporal de forma que as outras pessoas gostem, confiem e sentem-se confortáveis ao lado delas. Você pode aprender a expressar-se de uma maneira mais eficaz e conquistar tantas pessoas como àquelas que você admira.
Partindo de sua própria batalha contra a depressão, Andrew Solomon constrói um retrato monumental da doença que assola nossos tempos.Lançado em 2000, O demônio do meio-dia continua sendo uma referência sobre a depressão, para leigos e especialistas. Com rara humanidade, sabedoria e erudição, o premiado autor Andrew Solomon convida o leitor a uma jornada sem precedentes pelos meandros de um dos temas mais espinhosos e complexos de nossos dias.Entremeando o relato de sua própria batalha contra a doença com o depoimento de vítimas da depressão e a opinião de especialistas, Solomon desconstrói mitos, explora questões éticas e morais, descreve as medicações disponíveis, a eficácia de tratamentos alternativos e o impacto que a depressão tem nas várias populações demográficas (sejam crianças, homossexuais ou os habitantes da Groenlândia).No epílogo inédito escrito exclusivamente para a reedição brasileira, conhecemos o que aconteceu com Solomon, com os entrevistados e com os tratamentos da depressão desde a publicação de O demônio do meio-dia. A inteligência, a curiosidade e a empatia do autor nos permitem conhecer não só as doenças mentais, mas a profundidade da experiência humana. Uma obra monumental.
The esteemed Jungian psychologist counsels on how to cope with feelings of failure or regret in the latter half of life and how to open to a more meaningful existence, even if outer circumstances cannot be changed. In Living Your Unlived Life, the renowned therapist Robert A. Johnson, writing with longtime collaborator and fellow Jungian psychologist Jerry M. Ruhl, offers a simple but transformative premise: Our abandoned, unrealized, or underdeveloped talents, when they are not fully integrated into our lives, can become profoundly troublesome in midlife, leading us to depression, suddenly hating our spouses, our jobs, or even our lives. When our unlived lives are brought to consciousness, however, they can become the fuel that can propel us beyond our limitations?even if our outer circumstances cannot always be visibly altered.
Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book The 5Love Languages has helped millions of couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others' love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite. Discover your child's primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
Ultimate "Tiger Mom" Abby Lee Miller—the passionate, unapologetically outspoken, tough-as-nails star of Lifetime's phenomenal hits Dance Moms, Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, and Abby's Studio Rescue—offers inspirational, tough-love guidance for parents who want to help their children succeed and for readers of all ages striving to become the best they can be! If you want to help your kid reach the top, you can find no better coach than Abby Lee Miller. While some may criticize her methods, no one argues with her results. Her kids excel, her teams win, and her alumni go on to Broadway careers.Organized by "Abbyisms"—Abby's term for her unique and effective philosophies on hard work, competition, and life—this straight-talking guide provides clear and proven advice for achieving success, from figuring out your child's passion to laying the groundwork for an exciting future career. Abby answers difficult questions from real moms, shares all the stories fans want to hear, and includes vignettes from shining graduates who give their take on her singular approach and how it helped them make their dreams come true.
Don't even think about going online before you have read this! Dating arenas have changed and women are either scared of putting themselves on the internet or they are getting it all wrong. They don't know how to date to get what they want. They get tangled up with all the wrong sorts of men and are disappointed and hurt time after time. This book will set them straight. World leading expert Dr Buzz McCarthy shows you how to relax again, enjoy meeting good sorts of men and choose how you can be in a real, lasting, loving and committed relationship. In this book you will discover:* How to find true love and passion via the internet without fear* The Top 5 strategies to best present yourself online* Time-proven steps to have success dating on your terms* How to identify 9 kinds of men you definitely don't want to date* When to have sex and when to definitely not have sex* How to attract and keep a really masculine man* When to leave Mr Right Now and find Mr Right
Fatherhood 101-without the trial-and-error. David George's father died when he was three months old. As the youngest in his family-and the only boy-he had no male role model. When he married, he had two children-both boys. David, an award-winning advertising copywriter, had to figure everything out for himself, asking: "Did I make the right decision?" "Was I a good or a bad dad?" The result is Good Dad/Bad Dad, a Daddy 101 manual-minus the trial and error. Topics range from baby-proofing your house to setting up a 529 college plan and everything in between. Conversational, boisterous, and sometimes irreverent, it's like getting expert advice from a favorite buddy, with humor and a whole lot of heart.
'I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious' Albert Einstein. Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning and discovering as they grow older. Which side of the 'curiosity divide' are you on? In Curious Ian Leslie makes a passionate case for the cultivation of our desire to know. Curious people tend to be smarter, more creative and more successful. But at the very moment when the rewards of curiosity have never been higher, it is misunderstood and undervalued, and increasingly practised only by a cognitive elite. Drawing on fascinating research from psychology, sociology and business, Curious looks at what feeds curiosity and what starves it, and uncovers surprising answers. Curiosity isn't a quality you can rely on to last a lifetime, but a mental muscle that atrophies without regular exercise. It's not a gift, but a habit that parents, schools, workplaces and individuals need to nurture if it is to thrive. Filled with inspiring stories, case studies and practical advice, Curious will change the way you think about your own mental life, and that of those around you.
Why won’t my baby stop crying? Will I ever lose this baby weight? How can I get a decent night’s sleep? Who am I - Help?! A new baby doesn’t come with an instruction manual but it feels like it should! It can be utterly terrifying when you bring your baby home for the first time, and nothing quite prepares you for the joys (and sometimes, horrors!) yet to come. First-time Mum addresses all your worries and gives you the practical advice you need to start coping wonderfully with a new bundle of life at home, including advice on how to: • Bond and play with your baby (the fun bits) • Cope with tirednessand feeling like the living dead • Identify your baby’s cries and stop tears • Feed your baby and make sure he/she is happy and healthy • Adapt and cope with life at home and the (sometimes) dreaded return to work! • Understand your emotions and the change in mum/dad relationships
La coach nutricional de Alaska nos enseña a comer bien y a estar sanosHoy en día tenemos a nuestra disposición todo tipo de dietas -la de proteínas, la de los ayunos, la de la fruta, la de no cenar, la de los batidos, la de todo a la plancha-... y todas tienen algo en común: en todas ellas se come poco. Comer es tan importante como respirar. Con la comida alimentamos nuestras células, que son las que forman nuestro organismo. Hay que comer para hacer deporte, para trabajar, para pensar… para adelgazar.La actriz y presentadora Patricia Pérez lleva varios años formándose en naturopatía, nutrición, dietoterapia energética, alimentos, enzimas y el papel fundamental que tienen en nuestro organismo, y ha elaborado un plan propio que ha terminado con sus problemas de salud y que defiende todo lo contrario: comer mucho y bien. En Yo sí que como nos desgrana punto por punto, de forma clara y amena, todo lo que ella ha descubierto en relación con la comida mientras derriba algunos mitos -que la patata o el aguacate engordan, que por las noches no se puede tomar carbohidratos, que es bueno beber en las comidas para saciar el hambre, que el mejor postre es la fruta o que el zumo de naranja en ayunas es lo más recomendable- y nos explica la relación que existe entre la alimentación y el estado de ánimo.Con Patricia aprenderás:que comer es fundamental para adelgazar,que es importante mimar nuestro cuerpo,que las cuatro asignaturas del cuerpo son: respirar, comer, hacer ejercicio y tener una actitud positiva,que en las enzimas está nuestra fuente de salud,que hacer bien la compra y cocinar correctamente los alimentos es importante,que cada comida tiene su importancia.Reseñas:«El libro de Patricia es un paso más en su faceta como nutricionista. En él nos explica cómo se alimenta para mantenerse así de guapa y lo más importante, conseguir sentirse feliz con ella misma, con los demás y con el entorno». Qué me dices«En Yo sí que como Patricia Pérez nos recuerda lo importante que es comer en función de nuestra actividad y la mezcla de alimentos». ¡Qué me dices!«Patricia Pérez tiene claro que la nutrición es la piedra angular de la felicidad. En Yo sí que como nos enseña a cambiar nuestros hábitos alimenticios». Pablo Portabales, La Voz de Galicia«Patricia Pérez nos enseña sus trucos para mantener la línea». ¡Qué me dices!
Commando Dad Raw Recruits is a must-have manual for all dads-to-be. It demystifies pregnancy and childbirth; provides the essential back-up information men need to support their partners and prepares them for the radical changes to their life that a new BT (baby trooper) will inevitably bring. It is packed with straightforward advice, guidance, clear diagrams, advice and tips. This accessible guide is loosely based on the British Army's Basic Battle Skills - and has a light-hearted military flavour throughout. With Commando Dad's rules and specially adapted military phrases such as: 'deployment date' (due date); 'BT' (baby trooper); 'CO' (Commanding Officer - the person in charge - or, in this context, the mum-to-be), 'Deployment Kit List' (the essential kit needed for the birth) and 'Sensory Overload' (used to explain the situation when you get so overwhelmed with new information being thrown at you that it impacts your ability to act effectively) - this a fun but ultimately useful book for every man about to embark on his greatest ever mission: fatherhood. www.commandodad.com
From Atticus to Zuzu With 10,000 additional names and 50 additional lists (200 total), this latest edition is the most comprehensive guide to naming newborns on the market, and the most fun! With specialized lists, from world leaders to favorite characters from children's literature, biblical figures to Wiccan/ Gothic/Vampire names, Olympic medalists to Nobel Prize winners, plus alphabetized lists for each gender, this guide makes the name game easy, pleasurable, and enlightening. - Approximately 4 million babies born every year in the U.S, and they all need names! - Contains 40,000 names, 10,000 more than The Everything Baby Names Book and 35,000 more than Baby Names for Dummies - Includes 200 specialized lists - even the names that have the best and worst nicknames - which add to the fun of selecting the perfect name
Create The Life You Want! Men and women are different; we all know that, most people are overworked, stressedout and time poor and in our modern day fast paced society need new skills to have successful relationships. International celebrity, speaker & bestselling author Pat Mesiti has written a definitive guide to help men and women thrive together in a modern day relationship.
This book is intended to be a one-stop shop. A how-to guide to the process of accessing, moving into and maximising Mum's stay in an aged-care home. The financial advice comes from a qualified specialist and the practical processes have been enhanced by the experiences of aged-care experts. The book does not cover any aspect of aged care that is not residential. We have written this book for you, the carer and/or the resident. The book has been designed for you to dip in and out of as the need arises, to guide you through the process step by step. As with any specialist field, there are many abbreviations that are specific to the aged-care world and there is a Glossary of these terms at the end of the book. The anecdotal stories are all true but some names have been changed to protect individual privacy. This 2011 edition is enhanced by greater clarity especially in the financial sections where there are more stories to better illustrate the processes. At the time of writing, the Australian governments Productivity Commission investigation into health care continues and changes in the aged care sector are likely to result after its findings are published in June 2011.
Ask any guy who is expecting his first child and he's likely to tell you the same thing - he's absolutely thrilled to be a dad for the first time, and he's also absolutely terrified. Most new dads don't know the first thing about dealing with a new baby, and while mommy might be interested in more complex topics that range from breastfeeding to colic, most new dads just want to know how not to screw it all up. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Being a New Dad is written to be both highly usable and practical, with a bit of enouraging wit in between. First time dads will learn the daddy essentials for caring for a newborn, from what the expect when baby first arrives, to changing those first diapers without a disaster, to the basics of feeding and burping, to getting baby to sleep (so mom and dad can sleep, too), and how to help mommy as she heals and deals with the enormous changes that she's experiencing both mentally and physically. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Being a New Dad is the perfect guide for any new dad who needs to be armed with a little essential knowledge and a whole lot of encouragement.
Since all children are different, even experienced parents may encounter problems with a new baby or young child who has trouble sleeping. In this guide, you will discover how to deal with your baby's changing sleep schedule, health issues that can affect a baby's sleep, what to do about different types of crying, and more. • Includes advice for babies, toddlers, and beyond-all in a 2-color interior
In the 1950s Robert Coles began studying, living among, and, above all, listening to American children. The results of his efforts--revealed in five volumes published between 1967 and 1977--constitute one of the most searching and vigorous social studies ever undertaken by one person in the United States. Here, heard often in their own voices, are America's "children of crisis": African American children caught in the throes of the South's racial integration; The children of impoverished migrant workers in Appalachia; Children whose families were transformed by the migration from South to North, from rural to urban communities; Latino, Native American, and Eskimo children in the poorest communities of the American West; The children of America's wealthiest families confronting the burden of their own privilege. This volume restores to print a masterwork of psychological and sociological inquiry--a book that, in its focus on how children learn and develop in the face of rapid change and social upheaval, speaks directly and pointedly to our own times. Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, and the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College. ________________________________________In the 1950s Robert Coles began studying, living among, and, above all, listening to American children & their parents.
Does your partner want to go out on Friday nights when you prefer to curl up at home with a movie?Does your neat-freak boyfriend always want to clean up your cluttered office? Does your wife want to plan trips six months in advance while you're a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person? The truth is, opposites attract. People who are different from each other in fundamental ways often catch each other's attention. We are attracted to the very qualities we wish we had ourselves. A shy person looks for a mate who is outgoing and gregarious to provide a social circle, and the outgoing person may need to be with someone who won't compete with him for attention. It seems like the perfect match—that is, until those very differences that originally attracted us start to drive us crazy. But these differences don't have to drive couples apart. Renee Baron, a marriage and family therapist with more than twenty-five years of experience, uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ to provide a practical program for learning to appreciate our differences, rather than fight over them. The MBTI™ is the most widely used personality indicator in the world. By discovering your innate personality preferences and those of your partner, you can stop having the same fights over and over again and start appreciating the gifts each of you offers to the relationship.
Behavioral economist and New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely returns to offer a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that influence our dating lives, our workplace experiences, and our general behaviour, up close and personal. In The Upside of Irrationality, behavioral economist Dan Ariely will explore the many ways in which our behaviour often leads us astray in terms of our romantic relationships, our experiences in the workplace, and our temptations to cheat. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities. Among the topics Dan explores are:• What we think will make us happy and what really makes us happy;• How we learn to love the ones we are with;• Why online dating doesn’t work, and how we can improve on it;• Why learning more about people make us like them less;• Why large bonuses can make CEOs less productive;• How to really motivate people at work;• Why bad directions can help us;• How we fall in love with our ideas;• How we are motivated by revenge; and• What motivates us to cheat. Drawing on the same experimental methods that made Predictably Irrational such a hit, Dan will emphasize the important role that irrationality plays in our day-to-day decisionmaking—not just in our financial marketplace, but in the most hidden aspects of our lives.
Written by the co-founder of The Man Registry®, a highly popular site visited by millions of grooms and grooms-to-be each year. Be the Man is an irreverent, yet highly-informative guide that will help grooms get through all of the big decisions and obstacles that they'll be faced with leading up to, during, and after the Big Day. In addition to tons of practical advice, peppered throughout the book will be numerous lighthearted stories helping readers learn from the insight and missteps of the grooms who came before them.
"The Man Plan helps women learn how to own their assets and limit their liabilities." -Lance Armstrong In a perfect world, a woman shouldn't have to conform to unreasonable expectations to find a guy and keep him-but in reality the dating world is somewhat different. With The Man Plan, relationship expert Whitney Casey explains how men really think about a variety of issues, from the way women dress to how they take care of their cars. Including the opinions of a cross section of single men-as well as such notable personalities as Joel Osteen, P. Diddy, and Dr. Laura Berman-The Man Plan helps women identify the little issues that can make a big impression.
Constipation, Withholding and Your Child is a positive, accessible guide to dealing with the common problems of stool withholding, soiling and wetting in young children. It gives insight into the perspectives of both children and parents, enabling a clear understanding of the issue. Using friendly and informal language, the book examines the different causes of toileting problems, including the arrival of siblings and difficulties at school, and provides practical techniques and strategies to help children overcome these problems. It emphasises the importance of diet and offers advice on how to make using the toilet less frightening, the benefits of keeping a stool diary chart, and what laxatives and medications to use in different circumstances. It provides tips on how to tackle inappropriate lavatorial behaviour sensitively and addresses the issues particular to children with special needs. This book is a reassuring, informative and non-patronising guide to help children overcome toileting problems. It is useful for parents and all professionals who work with children.
Parental anxiety is at an all-time high, and with parenting styles swinging from attachment parenting to that of "Tiger Moms," Robin Berman, MD, inspires mothers and fathers to find a graceful place in the middle.Children used to be seen and not heard, but now they are at the center of their parents' universe. Parents today seem skittish about asserting their authority. They indulge in their children's demands and tantrums, and enter into endless negotiations, all for fear of hurting their children's feelings. Sadly, this indulgence is creating a generation of psychologically fragile individuals, and it undermines the very self-esteem it seeks to build. In between these parenting extremes lies a better way to raise thriving, well-adjusted children.Parents need to know that it is not only OK but essential to be in charge. Children with too much power often become anxious, and not allowing children to work through negative emotions leads to a lack of resilience later in their lives.Permission to Parent teaches parents to be comfortable setting boundaries while maintaining a loving connection, fostering self-esteem, respect, and emotional maturity. Children need limits more than they need indulgences, time more than schedules, and love more than stuff.Robin Berman, MD, provides the tools for great parenting by drawing from her extensive clinical experience and wisdom collected from seasoned therapists, revered teachers, and role-model parents. Permission to Parent strikes the perfect balance of advice, anecdote, and research to be an essential parenting guide.
This book is a complete guide to child development from birth to 16 years. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject it will take you through all the perspectives on the subject, covering physical, cognitive, moral and behavioural aspects of a child's development. It covers key figures such as Piaget, Freud and Bowlby as well as looking at the work of more contemporary theorists. With case studies to give you practical understanding and illustrations to back up key points this book is the only guide you will ever need.
Love is unrivaled in its power to thrill, crush, and sustain. No subject in human history has been more thoroughly examined. And yet, as desperately as we have tried to unlock love's mysteries—to "decode" it through scientific experimentation, philosophical inquiry, and even mathematical algorithms—do we really understand love any better today than Shakespeare did nearly five hundred years ago?As the editor of a column about love in the New York Times, Daniel Jones has been privy to the deepest personal revelations of tens of thousands of strangers. Deluged with stories of scheming cheaters, hopeless romantics, racy texts, and fierce devotion, he has spent much of the past decade wading through love's muck and majesty—and has taken plenty of notes along the way. In Love Illuminated, he uses his unique perspective to tease apart life's most mystifying subject.Drawing from the 50,000 tales of love that have crossed his desk, Jones traces the arc of human relationships through ten phases, starting with the pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, and trust of new love, and then turning to the practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom of love matured. With empathy and wry humor, he takes readers on an enlightening journey through the highs, lows, and enduring unknowns of this universal experience that rattles the head and stirs the heart.As Jones explains, "Love is about curiosity, not certainty. It's about tossing oneself overboard into the wild seas, not remaining safely on deck."In Love Illuminated, he pulls us into the depths of love in all its contradictions and complexities, offering glimmers of understanding along with the comforts of shared experience.
Children living in separated family situations fare best when their relationship with each of their parents continues to be close. Putting Children First helps mothers and fathers unlock and resolve the conflict around contact with children that can arise during and after separation. Using strategies such as parenting plans, scripted phone calls and parenting meetings, the book will enable parents to communicate effectively on all the most important things in their children's lives - and make relaxed arrangements for the continued involvement by both parents with their children.
Raising Twins guides you through the physical, emotional, and cognitive developmental differences and challenges specific to twins. Straightforward and reassuring, this book addresses the key issues that impact twins from babyhood all the way through adolescence:Sharing and comparisons Competition and rivalryThe "secret language" of twinsThe good twin/bad twin mythTeen-specific issues like dating and applying for collegeAnd much more including lively, candid discussions with twins and their parents
Open the door to greater communication with your preverbal child through Baby Sign Language. This practical, illustrated guide shows how simple, easy-to-remember gestures can be used by you and your baby or toddler—to convey thoughts, needs, questions, and answers. It’s easy, and babies absolutely love it! Baby-signing takes just a few hours to learn, and can be taught to babies as young as six months of age. In this volume, workshop instructor Karyn Warburton presents more than 200 baby-friendly signs covering a wide variety of subjects that little ones will love to learn and use, and will develop their cognitive skills, cut down on communication frustration, and create a stronger bond. This delightful, easy-to-use book features: • Clear, step-by-step instructions—based on the Baby Talk workshop format • Photographs and drawings to illustrate each sign • Baby-centered sign language activities, including songs and storytelling • Signs graded for difficulty levels • Tips on how to introduce and reinforce key signs
When "because I'm the parent" meets "you're not the boss of me"... Good news: there are many ways to parent willful children without everyday clashes. Here parents learn how to capitalize on children's strengths and make bad days more manageable. Full of ideas and techniques, it explores: how to use empathy first and discipline second; exercises and strategies that work to calm toddler tantrums; bringing teachers on board; raging hormones in teen rebels; and dealing with health and safety issues. -- Much more positive than other parenting books, which focus on discipline and parental control -- Helps parents understand and accept children for who they are, as well as who they can hope to be
Smart strategies for the larger-than-average family. Despite the growing number of large blended families and a rise in multiple births, contemporary cultural expectations-as evidenced by housing and transportation sizes-are geared toward two-child families. In Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family, Meagan Francis-extremely proud mother of four sons-offers advice, encouragement, and tips for living that work in the real (small) world, including: -Determining how big a house a family really needs -Running the house effectively, efficiently, and peacefully -Methods for ensuring all the kids get the attention they deserve -Smart-money tactics
Everyone likes to think they started the notebook. Sophie claims she stole the idea from two girls in her math class. Courtney still has a death grip on the theory that the notebook was her invention. Lindsey doesn't really care; she's just along for the ride. And Julia never knows what's going on anyway.What we do know is that we started the notebook in freshman year at Stuyvesant High School as a way to keep in contact when our conflicting schedules denied us one another's company. It allowed us to express ourselves and our views of the world in a tone of complete sarcasm, obscenity, and blind honesty. We've spent a significant portion of our adolescence trying to figure out who we are. The notebook is the closest we've come.We're just a group of normal girls with normal lives. Our notebook is meant to make you laugh and make you remember.
Here's a radical concept: Most girls are happy, and so are their mothers. Most girls are not destined for depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and raging fights with their parents-that's just a very noisy minority. In My Girl, Karen Stabiner tells the story of one girl's journey into adolescence, and of her own efforts to find a way to guide her daughter through life's real thickets-not the scary but rare ones we hear so much about. When Sarah reached sixth grade, horror stories about the coming teenage years began drifting her parents' way. The media reinforced the idea of mothers and daughters as adversaries, and the fashion industry promoted styles that fairly guaranteed a battle. But as Stabiner approached that supposedly stormy time, she found something quite different. The world was full of daughters who were sick of being told how wretched they were and mothers who found that the passage to adolescence was both exciting and enjoyable-despite the inevitable conflicts. Even the happiest adolescence is full of challenges, though, and Karen Stabiner has gathered a lifesaving breadth of expert instruction ("Even when it's difficult, the onus is on the mother to be an adult"), enlightenment ("Ninety-seven percent of girls do not have a diagnosable eating disorder"), and support (conflict is "an incredible compliment to a mother," the safe person in her daughter's life). Sarah grows from a child who still likes to be carried to bed occasionally into a teen mastering a demanding sport and navigating friendships, and Karen Stabiner tells the story of that transition in scenes that will be both familiar and instructive to all mothers. Along the way, she learns to let go a little and to adjust the balance of her own life. With warmth, humor, and sharp insight, My Girl charts those first years of adolescence-and engagingly debunks the prevailing assumption that they are inevitably miserable.
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.
Understand Applied Psychology shows how basic psychological processes are relevant to everyday situations and contexts. From education to occupational psychology, this book provides a comprehensive look at psychology in almost every area of day-to-day living. It covers 18 different areas of applied psychology, explaining how psychologists work in the community as a whole and how psychology is applied to working life and broader aspects of living. The book also includes well-developed but unknown areas such as space psychology and eco-psychology, showing the scope of applied psychology and giving ideas for other areas where it could usefully contribute to our everyday lives. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of applied psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Be a Greener Parent: Teach Yourself gives a parent all the information they need to make informed choices about how to bring up their child in an ethical, environmentally conscious manner. It goes beyond the immediate concerns of washable vs. disposable nappies to provide an all-round approach to a balanced, ethical family and domestic life. It covers everything from pregnancy through childbirth and beyond, and features plenty of advice on how to make ethically informed choices about education, travel, and even issues such as how much clothing and how many toys does your child really need? The approach is centred firmly on a realistic vision of ethical parenting, and offers parents a system whereby they can either make wholly 'green' choices, or can opt for a more convenient and practical approach with a minimum of effort. These unique 'Green Box Guides' in addition to the substantial resources and bibliography featured make this a comprehensive yet accessible handbook for all those who want to take a more ethically aware approach to their family. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of environmentally friendly parenting. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
"The milkman cried when I told him you were dead. 'Last night,' I said, 'Mark died.'" This collection brings together 30 short stories and poems about dying and bereavement. Written by mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, wives, husbands and dying people, these moving pieces talk honestly about how it feels to care for someone who is dying, to grieve for a loved one, and to face death oneself. A candid story about a daughter's relationship with her mother's carer; an internal monologue on dementia; a deeply moving poem about losing a son to cot death; and a heartfelt story about a mother's end of life are some of the poignant pieces included. This collection provides an opportunity to think and talk about death and dying, too often a taboo subject, and offers readers the rare comfort and support of shared experience.
A sensitive picture book to help ease the anxieties of foster children aged 4 to 10 entering placement. In A Different Home, Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care. At first she is worried and has lots of questions. The new home is not like her old home -- she has a different bedroom, different clothes, and there's different food for breakfast. She also misses her family. When Jim and Debbie, her foster parents, answer her questions she begins to feel better and see that this different home is kind of nice. Written in simple language and fully illustrated in color, this storybook is designed to help children in care, or moving into care, to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have. Accompanied by notes for adults on how to use the story with children, it will be a useful book for foster parents and caseworkers, as well as social workers, teachers and anyone else working with children in foster care.
Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism describes scripts that parents and teachers can use to help children learn to initiate conversation, thereby improving communication. Drs. McClannahan and Krantz--authors of Activity Schedules for Children with Autism--have successfully used scripts and script-fading techniques based on their clinical observations and research, and founded on applied behavior analysis principles. The authors begin by thoroughly explaining the script and script-fading processes and include many examples to support the instructions. A script is an audiotaped or written word, phrase, or sentence that often reflects the child?s preferences and interests. For very young children and nonreaders, scripts are paired with pictures of desired objects or activities. The process starts when a child engages in conversation with an interaction partner by reading a script or playing it on an audio card reader to start the conversation (e.g., "I like yogurt"). The partner supports the conversation with a response (e.g., "Yogurt is good," or "You had yogurt for lunch"). After the child masters a few scripts, the script-fading process begins. The last word of the script is removed, then the next to last, and so on, until the script is absent. After scripts have been introduced and faded, many children learn to spontaneously initiate and pursue social interaction. Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism also covers: - Prompts and rewards - Observing, evaluating, and measuring results - Activity schedules, card readers, and voice recorders - Conversation activities - Scripts for readers and nonreaders Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism demonstrates that scripts are a valuable tool to improve interaction for children and even adolescents and adults. Use scripts at home, in school, in the workplace, and in the community.
Imagine your frustrated four-year-old calming her own anger with a few simple breaths. Picture your fourth grader visualizing an ice blue pillow to cool his hot headaches. Or your worried eleven-year-old improving her concentration by consulting a personal wizard to help with homework. The Power of Your Child's Imagination will show you how to empower your child with easy, effective, and creative skills for surviving-and thriving-in a stressful world. This indispensable guide provides nine simple tools to help children cope with stress and anxiety by tapping into their imagination to access their own natural strength and confidence. Dr. Reznick illustrates how each tool can be used every day to deal with problems such as: * Stress-induced headaches and stomachaches * Phobias, panic attacks, and social anxiety * Bed-wetting and sleepless nights * Separation anxiety and fear of the unknown * Coping with death, divorce, and other losses * Hurt, frustration, and anger * Trouble with schoolwork and concentration * Sibling rivalry and school-yard squabbles
Is there a reason some girls grew up worshipping The Cure while others were hot for Mötley Crüe? Could your love of the Beastie Boys have anything to do with your current beau's commitment issues? Have you ever wished for the kind of timeless romantic wisdom that can only come from years spent listening to David Bowie in your bedroom? Wonder no more! EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN: A ROCK N ROLL FIELD GUIDE TO GUYS is here to help (and/or moderately entertain) you. Packed with quizzes, true life tales, lots of words, and illustrations in glorious black and white, this book will help you better identify and understand the rockstars and wanna- be's you'll meet on romance's bumpy tour. What kind of guy . . .Owns a gorilla suit, but not an interview suit? Uses a broomstick as a curtain rod and a T-shirt as a pillowcase yet spends entire paychecks optimizing the gaming capabilities of his computer? Wants sex but not as much as he wants to watch Adult Swim? See Chapter 4. What kind of guy . . .Considers a car, a job, and a place to live "nice to have" but mostly optional? Has a life story that reads like a reverse Horatio Alger novel? Is self-proclaimed "lazy" about: brushing his teeth, returning monies borrowed, dressing open wounds? See Chapter 1. What kind of guy . . .Can school you on complicated investment strategies but keeps sending you viruses on Facebook? Arrives at your 40's Party in period clothes with a martini shaker, instead of in an Adidas sweatsuit with a case of malt liquor? Has lots of baggage but really nice luggage? See Chapter 9.
Planned revision for your very best grades. Get the best grades with My Revision Notes: AQA (A) AS Psychology. Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from senior examiner Jean-Marc Lawton. Use research summaries and evaluation notes to improve your knowledge of key theories and studies. Get the top marks by demonstrating your understanding of the research methods psychologists use and improve your exam skills with self-testing and exam-style questions and answers. My Revision Notes will help you prepare for the big day: Plan and pace your revision with My Revision Planner, use the concise notes to revise the essential information, use the examiner's tips and summaries to clarify key points, avoid making typical mistakes with expert advice, test yourself with end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete it, practise your exam skills on exam questions then check your answers online and get exam-ready with last-minute quick quizzes at www.therevisionbutton.co.uk/myrevisionnotes
The nation's top child development experts examine the effects of television on children and their groundbreaking research will startle manyTelevision is the "elephant in the living room" of our culture. American children watch television an average of 3 hours per day, and many parents sheepishly concede that they rely on television as an electronic babysitter. But TV is not necessarily harmful to kids. The authors present groundbreaking scientific evidence that television can be a powerful and effective tool—for entertainment, for education, and for socialization.The secret is for parents to learn how to use television as a tool, not a crutch. With a detailed explanation of the effects of television viewing on kids' emotional, mental, and physical development, plus tips to enable parents to act on this new knowledge, they'll soon be able to turn TV into a positive force in their child's life. The authors share:• Which popular shows increase your child's reading ability—and which may delay speech development • Which televised sports boost girls' self-image—and which ones could cause eating disorders • The best and worst programming for every age, from toddler to teen
A family psychologist offers parents clear and simple techniques for disarming the strategies kids use to manipulate them.Every parent knows that children quickly learn how to push their buttons. Now, this invaluable and insightful book, written by a prominent clinical psychologist, identifies the specific ways kids manipulate their parents?and how to stop each tactic. These uncannily sophisticated and undermining strategies include: ? Emotional blackmail ? Shutting down ? Negotiation ? Protest ? Playing the victim ? Dividing the parents Filled with informative and practical advice, this insightful guide is designed to help parents restore harmony, discipline, and healthy relationships?and put an end to selfish, manipulative behavior for good.
From fluorescent yogurt to 100-calorie snack packs, most "kid friendly" food has little nutritional benefit. We've convinced ourselves that in order to get kids to eat it, food needs to be packaged into something fake, colored, and far from its natural source. No wonder kids protest when we ask them to eat their vegetables. They don't come in a box!Enter Stacey Antine, founder of HealthBarn USA, an organization at the front lines of introducing kids and their families to healthy eating habits and real food. While some parents "sneak" nutritious foods into meals, Antine knows from experience that the key to raising adventurous, wise eaters is to connect kids to the food they eat. Kids are more likely to try new foods and make healthy choices if they understand where ingredients come from, know why certain foods are good for their bodies and minds, and have an active role in preparation, from gathering ingredients to cooking.In Appetite for Life, mealtime is no longer a battleground, but an opportunity for fun and experimentation. In fact, Antine encourages giving children a voice: with her "no yucks allowed" method, kids use a thumbs-up/thumbs-down rating system for each new food they try, but they always have to try at least one bite.Featuring food the whole family will love (no more separate kids menu!), this book includes: nutritious, easy-to-make recipes for all three meals plus snack time, which have been tested and approved by the thousands of kids who attend HealthBarn; family activities like Stacey's Supermarket Spy Kids game; and great-tasting, home-made alternatives to your go-to store-bought foods, with side-by-side nutritional analysis to highlight the benefits of learning to eat the HealthBarn way. Appetite for Life is the key ingredient to a healthier, happier dinner table.
The character education movement, implemented by educators around the world, is an incredibly successful and growing phenomenon. When important character attributes like honesty, integrity, and fairness are modeled and taught to kids, they develop an inner compass that continues to guide them in a positive direction. The missing link has been helping parents with their crucial participation at home-until now. In Character Is the Key, parenting expert and therapist Sara Dimerman shares proven techniques in a powerful, step-by-step plan that will help you bring your family together, improve communication, and unlock the very best in your children-and yourself.
Divorce is tough. It's hard to understand and deal with the legal and financial consequences of a break-up during an emotionally charged time. Many questions plague those going through a divorce or relationship breakdown: Am I eligible for spousal support? Will I get custody of my children? How can I find and hire a good lawyer? Are there alternatives to a lengthy and messy court battle? How will divorce affect my tax situation and personal finances? Surviving Your Divorce is written in non-legal language. This easy-to-read guide offers clear and candid advice on the entire process. Covers every aspect of relationship breakdown, divorce, and separation; emotional stages of marriage breakdown, child custody, property division, support, domestic violence, rights of common-law spouses, wills, what to tell the children and more.
The most practical and current resource for children and teens affected by bipolar disorder. A practicing psychiatrist specializing in bipolar disorder for nearly twenty years, Dr. Burgess has helped countless children and teens navigate the minefield of mania and depression and lead successful, happy lives. Drawing on the real questions asked by patients and parents and families of affected children, The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families tackles every area of the disorder: causes; medical treatment and psychotherapy; strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle; and preventing, coping with, and treating bipolar episodes. More than five hundred questions and answers address: ? how to choose the right doctor or specialist for your child; ? what treatment and medication protocols are best; and ? how to reduce stress to prevent manic and depressive episodes. Special chapters on practical strategies for academic success, building healthy relationships, issues that specifically affect teens versus smaller children, and coping techniques for families and friends further explore the impact of the disorder on daily life. The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families also includes diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute of Mental Health, making this a versatile guide?perfect for both quick reference and in-depth study.
In a chaotic or threatening situation, fear is the primary emotional response of an autistic individual. Often the initial physical response is to freeze. 'Meltdowns', or brain overloads can be scary for the individual with autism, and for the person trying to help if they don't know how to react in this situation. Common coping strategies, such as hand flapping or leg shaking, can be misperceived as being wilful, noncompliant, and uncooperative; and some techniques commonly recommended during times of distress or crisis, such as maintaining eye contact or using light touch, can be counter-productive rather than providing relief. Using the easy-to-remember acronym S.C.A.R.E.D, coined by clinical psychologist Will Richards, this guide offers strategies and practical techniques that will be a valuable reference tool to anyone in a first response position. The authors have created a training programme to explain the autistic experience and mindset, and guide the interventions of first responders to autistic individuals in crisis.
Better Love Next Time offers help in coping with the pain and heartache of a bad breakup, but more than that, it reveals how to overcome the lingering damage that a broken relationship can leave behind and heal your romantic soul. J.M. Kearns presents a simple (and entertaining) way to diagnose what went wrong so history won't have to repeat itself, and explains how to decode the "guide to compatibility" written in your own past. Witty, frank, and full of real-life stories, Better Love Next Time ensures that when you do find a new love, you will arrive whole, renewed, and empowered to make it the one that lasts.
Advice on how to have a dream wedding-at a fraction of the cost ... The average cost of a wedding in the United States is now nearly $30,000, but most couples would prefer to have what others are having, but not at the price others are paying. Tie the Knot on a Shoestring shows couples how to budget a wedding and enables them to have the wedding they desire while bringing down the costs. This engaging guide includes: --Advice on how to keep the cost of a wedding down without going cheap --Ways to save money on attire, from the bridal gown and groom's garments to the attendants --Tasteful tips on how to save on the ceremonial site, the reception, flowers, decorations, music, entertainment, photography and video, and even the honeymoon --Ways to save money by having a destination wedding instead of a wedding where you live.
The book explores a variety of linguistic skills and how to apply them in online therapy. The skills employed are taken from the main scope of neurolinguistic theory and therefore focus on the words themselves and how the client presents them to the therapist.
Should you give your child nutritional supplements? Are vaccinations safe? Why are more and more children becoming couch potatoes? In Healthy Child, Whole Child, doctors Stuart H. Ditchek and Russell H. Greenfield answer these questions and more, offering authoritative, cutting-edge information on all aspects of children's health and wellness. Taking the position that conventional and alternative approaches to pediatric care are not mutually exclusive, they provide the newest science and most up-to-date information on: The 6 myths (and one true statement) about vaccinations The 10 powerhouse foods for your kids The 7 questions you need to ask to find out if your child is overweight The 16 herbs that are safe and effective for children How to receive more integrative care from your current pediatricianAnd more!
"Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is now hugely popular, and as a self-help technique that has helped millions of people in the UK alone, and as an NHS-funded treatment for illnesses like depression. Teach Yourself: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy was one of the first and most successful books on CBT. This new edition shows how CBT techniques, which focus on using altered patterns of thinking to achieve goals and overcome problems, can make a major difference to your mentality.The first half of the book explains the background to CBT, what it is, and how to use it. The second half of the book gives examples of how you can use CBT to deal with specific issues, such as helping to overcome depression and anxiety, and boosting your mindfulness, resilience, assertiveness and self-esteem."
For the first time ever: a liberating guide to life and love that tells successful women that they can find the right partner without having to change or settle—and then shows them how to do itIn the twenty-first century, women are outpacing men in education and career advancement. Yet amazingly, successful women are constantly being told that their professional achievements might doom their chances of marriage and family. Don't believe the alarmist, negative hype, advises top relationship therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes. Data show that today's Alpha women—ambitious, self-assured, and hardworking—are hardly fated to be spinsters. On the contrary, by rethinking outmoded gender roles, women can have better relationships than ever before. A clinical psychologist with more than thirty years' experience, Dr. Rhodes shares her secrets to helping women triumph in love by finding men who will appreciate and complement their strengths.Challenging gender stereotypes associated with the terms Alpha and Beta, she advises the Alpha woman to look past the overly competitive, domineering Alpha male for a man who is not threatened by her strengths but is communicative, responsible, and collaborative. Just as Alpha women aren't demanding bitches, Beta men aren't passive wimps. Demonstrating that nearly everyone is a combination of both qualities, Dr. Rhodes includes a comprehensive test to help readers define where they (and their partners) are on the Alpha-Beta spectrum. This tool will give women more options and help them make better choices.More than just offering advice about romance, The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match explores the dramatic shifts in our culture, and how these can bring women greater empowerment in both their love lives and their careers.
Developmental delays affect millions of children each year, and often go undetected until an alert and caring parent recognizes there’s a problem. In A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays, special education expert and consultant Laurie LeComer, M.Ed., provides essential information for any parent with a child who might have cognitive, physical, or emotional delays. Easy to understand, reassuring, and up-to-date, the book covers everything concerned parents need to know. Using real-life examples and case studies along with checklists, exercises, and other hands-on advice, the book covers a range of delays and disorders that include autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, aggressive behavior, and motor-control problems. Topics include: Spotting the "red flags" of delayed development, for every age group Identifying your child’s specific challenges Acting swiftly in order to gain the advantages of early intervention Getting a diagnosis and treatment plan that fits your child's needs Working with teachers, health professionals, and specialists for maximum results Tracking your child's progress Understanding your rights and making the most of every available resource Trusting your instincts in order to help your child learn, develop, and thrive
"As long as you're living under my roof"-made simple... Census figures say about half those aged 18 to 24 live at home, with 65% of college graduates returning. This guide helps parents and their adult children deal with living together again by: helping young adults set goals for independence; determine boundaries; talk about dating, and more. -- Only book on the topic -- Open nesting trend alive and well-especially with the advent of the economic downturn -- Focused on the interests and concerns of both the parents and the adult children
Is love an exact science? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Chemistry of Love shares the amazing new findings about the chemical reactions that create what people call "love." With the help of neuroscience, biochemistry, and physiology, readers can finally get some real insight into the affairs of the heart and the actual "laws of attraction." ?Covers the role of pheromones, neurotransmitters, and hormones that occur during sexual attraction and lead to the euphoria of "love" ?Includes information on how readers can use this knowledge to enhance their significant relationships both romantic and nonromantic
When Rosalind Wiseman first published QUEEN BEES & WANNABEES, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls' friendships and conflicts - from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influence by their interactions with one another. Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls living in the age of Facebook, IM and text message.. Packed with insights about technology's impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.
Getting a young child to go to sleep and stay asleep is one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. Yet many parents resign themselves to enduring years of exhaustion. Now there is a sensible, smarter alternative that really works AND it doesn't require leaving your child to cry. Kim West, know to her clients as The Sleep Lady, has developed a practical, easy to follow and effective approach that is gentle on both parent and child. The Sleep Lady Method - including a gentle, practical, step-by-step programme called The Sleep Lady Shuffle - has worked for hundreds of families. Whether you want to start to gently shape your baby's sleep habits or address specific sleep problems, this book will give you the answers you need, the confidence to put them into action, and the good night's sleep you all deserve!
In this groundbreaking book, Alan Kazdin, the director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic at Yale University, distils three decades of work with children into a step-by-step method for changing difficult behaviour-one backed up by the most long-term and respected research devoted to any therapy for children.Shattering decades' worth of accumulated myths about tantrums, time-outs, punishment and more, Parenting Your Defiant Child leads parents through every step of the Kazdin Method in action: how to use tone of voice, when and how to touch, how to lead your child in 'practice' sessions, how to involve non-offending siblings, and more. The programme is temporary but the results are permanent, and it's a method thatworks for a full range of situations for children of all ages - from milestones of normal development like potty training and tantrums to clinically severe behaviours like fighting, stealing, and lying. Parenting Your Defiant Child is a lifesaving handbook for parents of children who are occasionally, or too often, 'out of control'.