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Petit Collage: 25 Easy Craft and Décor Projects for a Playful Home

From the beloved design brand for nurseries, playrooms, and every space in between, Petit Collage shows you how to make 25 of their bestselling paper and wooden accessories for your home. Customize toy chests, create cheerful name plaques, build bunny clocks, and more, with artist and owner Lorena Siminovich. Breaking down each project with simple, illustrated step-by-step instructions, Siminovich presents easy tips on how to persona...

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Babycentre Pregnancy - from Preconception to Birth

From preconception to birth - expert advice from the world's leading website for parents, Babycentre Produced with Babycentre - the world's leading parenting website - this up-to-the-minute guide to preconception, pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks with your baby, combines expert advice from health professionals with shared experience, suggestions and tips from parents, taken from the Babycentre online community. Information on...

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Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body

Being a girl isn't always easy, and growing up is far from a walk in the park. This time of transition is particularly confusing without a confidante to help. Meet Sarah O'Leary Burningham, a real-life big sister here to coach preteens through all of life's big moments, from first bras to first periods. Filled with letters and testimonials from real girls—as well as confidence-boosting advice and myth-busting sidebars—this fun, acces...

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Dad Hacks: Helpful Hints to Make Life Easier

The author of Life Hacks returns with this indispensable, fully illustrated manual—featuring 112 ingenious yet simple tricks, shortcuts, and ideas—every dad needs to solve a host of everyday annoyances and dilemmas. Packed with a wealth of advice, Dad Hacks offers invaluable solutions for more than one hundred common problems fathers face everyday. These hacks—“a trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity a...

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Love and Marriage Across Social Classes in American Cinema

This book is the first comprehensive and systematic study of cross-class romance films throughout the history of American cinema. It provides vivid discussions of these romantic films, analyses their normative patterns and thematic concerns, traces how they were shaped by inequalities of gender and class in American society, and explains why they were especially popular from World War I through the roaring twenties and the Great Depr...

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Governing Children, Families and Education: Restructuring the Welfare State

This is a collection of essays that address the international changes in welfare policy. The book discusses the new patterns of governing associated with the notions of welfare, care, and education that emerge during the late Twentieth and early Twenty-first-centuries. The issues examined are, among others, the role of international donors and their emphasis on efficiency and lower social subsidies, international migration and its im...

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Happiness Is . . . 200 Things I Love About Dad

From the creators of the Happiness Is . . . series (more than 200,000 copies in print!) comes a smile-worthy gift book to show dads how much we care—on Father's Day, their birthday, or any other day of the year. Each book features 200 reasons to treasure those only-with-Dad moments, from getting much-needed advice to learning a new recipe, building a tree fort, taking a long walk together, sharing inside jokes, or just getting a big ...

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The Strength Switch

Unlock your children's potential by helping them build their strengths. This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children's strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them "strengths blindness". By showing us how to throw the "strengths switch", Lea Wat...

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Mobile Communication and the Family

This volume captures the domestication of mobile communication technologies by families in Asia, and its implications for family interactions and relationships. It showcases research on families across a spectrum of socio-economic profiles, from both rural and urban areas, offering insights on children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. While mobile communication diffuses through Asia at a blistering pace, families in the region ...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

You're no idiot, of course. You know your grandmother's maiden name and the story of how your great uncle decided to settle in Oklahoma. But when it comes fo digging up the rest of the facts and growing a family tree, you feel like you're looking at an impossible job. Stop trying to dig with your bare hands! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genalogy provides you with the tools you need, from tracking down family records to locating long...