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It Gets Easier! . . . And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers: A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom

It Gets Easier! . . . And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers: A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom

There is no question that being a mother is challenging, but this fun, frank, and prescriptive guide tries to do the impossible and make new motherhood easier. Featuring interviews with hundreds of moms and candid stories from author Claudine Wolk's own experiences as a mother, "It Gets Easier!...and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers" mixes humor, honesty, and insider strategies...

Melanie, Bird With a Broken Wing: A Mother's Story

Melanie, Bird With a Broken Wing: A Mother's Story

Gripping, raw, and beautiful, this book reveals the struggles and rewards of caring for a child with severe disability and helps professionals work more sensitively and effectively with families of children with special needs. Written with grace and candor by special education professional Beth Harry, the book chronicles the life of her daughter, Melanie, who was born with a rare form of...

The Home Visitor's Guidebook: Promoting Optimal Parent & Child Development 3rd Ed

The Home Visitor's Guidebook: Promoting Optimal Parent & Child Development 3rd Ed

Packed with practical strategies - based on research and the author's continuing field work - the second edition of this guidebook shows therapists, early interventionists, social workers, educators, nurses, and other home visitors how to build trust, communicate respect, and maintain boundaries with families make home visits successful by developing specific communication and...

Attention, Memory, and Executive Function

Attention, Memory, and Executive Function

The absence of consensual, cross-disciplinary theories, definitions, and methodologies has hampered the study of attention, memory, and executive function. Incorporating different theoretical perspectives, this exceptional volume helps establish some common understanding of these three central processes. This book reveals how the authors' findings from their research in psychology,...

Nobody's Perfect: Living and Growing With Children Who Have Special Needs

Nobody's Perfect: Living and Growing With Children Who Have Special Needs

This innovative book's straightforward, easy-to-read chapters offer parents who have children with special needs a fresh, affirming perspective on the challenges of family life. Practical and nonjudgmental, this book guides parents through the process of adaptation. It describes specific strategies for success in balancing one's own life; developing a parenting partnership; and...

ADD/ADHD Drug Free: Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus

ADD/ADHD Drug Free: Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are among the most misunderstood problems facing young children today. Drugs like Ritalin and Cylert are traditionally prescribed to treat these disorders, but their use is controversial. While many children have been helped by these medications, at best, pills only temporarily improve symptoms. Some­times...

Grandparents Adopting Their Grandchildren: And How It Can Affect Their Relationship With Their Children

Grandparents Adopting Their Grandchildren: And How It Can Affect Their Relationship With Their Children

Grandparents Adopting Their Grandchildren is a story of one woman's struggle to get her daughter to stop doing drugs and be a mother to her son.More and more grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Should grandparents refuse to raise their grandchildren, or should they do what they feel that they need to do to protect their grandchildren?There's circumstances when a young...

Faith in Shawna

Faith in Shawna

Faith In Shawna is one woman's journey in overcoming emotional hurdles of being adopted, discovering her true self and finding spirituality. The intimate emotions wrapped around all the unanswered questions regarding her adoption that haunted her are revealed. Hope and faith are tested as nature vs. nurture, religion vs. spirituality, and conformity are explored through personal struggles....

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