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Divorce Without Court

This is a great manual to learn about the emerging trend of mediation, collaboration, and cooperation. There is a gray area inbetween "we agree on everything, 100% mutual" and "The War of the Roses," and this book explores all of those options. It is in great detail -- more detail than I needed -- but rather err on that side. It prepared me to be better informed when I talked to my lawyer.... In the minutes I was able to save in unde...

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Spaces and Politics of Motherhood

A beautifully written, groundbreaking study of the challenges mothers face in seeking to feel at home in the world. Evidence-based, theoretically sophisticated, and animated by personal experience, it makes exciting advances in motherhood scholarship, asking: how can mothers be supported, if their care-work isn’t welcomed into the everyday spaces of our lives? This book is destined to become a classic. (Fiona Giles, Senior Lecturer i...

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Autism Mothers Speak Out

Mothers across countries and cultures share their stories of parenting a child on the autism spectrum A wonderful collection of stories by parents from all over the world of their children's lives with ASD. These portrayals from different families and their different situations convey, as one parent wrote, 'Happiness and fulfillment of the dreams of our children with autism are in our hands'. As one reads through these stories, often...

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Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood

Covers the breadth of children′s behaviors that teachers are likely to see, and describes the major motivators for them very well. The examples and scenarios are highly interesting, meaningful, and transferable to classroom practice. I am thoroughly impressed. As an early childhood educator and administrator, I felt this book provided a realistic description of behavior in children of this age. This is an excellent resource to use as...

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The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion

This is definitely a very important book for all parents (and aspiring parents) to read. It's a short and easy read, combining deep philosophy interspersed with lively humor and life experience. Mr. Conn never gets preachy (that would be odd, given the message of the book), but provides a solid baseline for why bringing your kids up as good humans is in many ways easier without relying on thousand-year-old fairy tales wrapped in the ...

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Teaching Empathy and Conflict Resolution to People with Dementia

The way in which dementia is understood and treated is changing, with a growing focus on the individual's experience and person-centred approaches to care. Introducing a new model of dementia care that reflects on the role of a person with dementia within a community and their relationships, this guide for professional and family caregivers demonstrates how to facilitate positive relationships for peaceful living. By understanding th...

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Hike It Baby: 100 Awesome Outdoor Adventures with Babies and Toddlers

The first thing I noticed about this book was how lush it was in terms of pictures. Every hike looked enticing. The individual hike entries are a combination of a local person's experiences and a more normal description. This added personal perspective is very welcome. Most of the outdoor books in my library have a regional focus, this is only nationwide one I have so it'll be something I consult every time I travel somewhere and it'...

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Keeping Your Child Safe on Social Media : Five Easy Steps

Essential reading! Really helped me to prepare myself as a parent to help our kids as best I can. Easy to read and thoughtful. An easy five-step guide to supporting young people and ensuring they stay safe and mentally healthy on social media. Areas covered include: understanding the mind's stages of development, developing an internal confidence source, developing secure attachment, safely managing difficult emotions, and knowing ho...

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"If You Turned into a Monster": Transformation through Play: A Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy

Inner monsters: we all have them, and this brilliant, insightful therapist effects profound transformation in his clients through a willingness to empathize with them and with their inner beasts. The book is a must-read, not only for therapists, but for parents, or for anyone whose monsters were suppressed or misunderstood as children (wouldn't that be most of us?). Fascinating, inspiring, and heart-warming. I recommend it very highl...

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Latency: The Golden Age of Childhood

"This is an exceedingly wise book. It covers a seriously neglected area in psychoanalytic literature and theory. The clinical and historical illustrations, both of healthy thriving intelligent childhood and - equally- of painful failures in development and in thinking, make it a very illuminating and good read."-Anne Alvarez, Ph.D., MACP Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist