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2014 Baby Names Almanac

$10.99

The Hottest Baby Name Trends, Lists, and Forecasts

An instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose for your child tomorrow, The 2014 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to browse. Here's a sneak peak at the ideas, forecasts, predictions, and suggestions you'll find:

-Why some names are a lot more popular than you think (Kaelyn, Kason)
-The cutting edge on the rise (Arya, Major) and the superhot names cooking fast (Audrina, Braeden)
-The crossover pop culture names that will be moving to the cribs of tomorrow (Everly, Hayes)
-Just how many Sophias and Jacobs are out there
-A look at whether popular unisex names like Charlie or Finley are used more for boys or girls
-The hottest names in your state
-The patriotic flair that's bumping up certain names, and the gender-neutral name that is skyrocketing for girls

Packed with easy-to-read charts, graphs, and maps, this book is a screenshot of the world today. It's stuffed with ideas on what's hip and how and how you can take that trend and turn it into a name you love.

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Babygate

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$18.95
Moms-to-be get tons of advice on strollers, sleep training, and post-baby workouts. What they don't get is straight talk about navigating the workplace during pregnancy and new parenthood - factors that put many women's jobs in jeopardy. That's why Babygate is essential: the first and only guide to supply parents with the tools they need to keep their jobs.

Babygate breaks down the laws on topics across the parenthood spectrum in clear, conversational language, and includes a state-by-state guide so readers know exactly how they're protected (or not) in their hometowns. Best of all, Babygate includes a road map for confronting family-responsibilities discrimination, and a concrete plan for creating a more family-friendly nation.

In Babygate, three legal experts share practical tips, real-life stories from moms and dads, and key legal information to spotlight the protections expecting and new parents have (and don't have) in the workplace. This step-by-step guide covers everything from morning sickness to maternity leave to confronting discrimination on the job. Includes quizzes, charts, checklists, sample letters to employers, and a comprehensive breakdown of individual state laws on pregnancy, parenthood, and the workplace.

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Boredom Busters

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$16.00
Veteran children's entertainer Tommy Donbavand gives tips on keeping children entertained, whether it's a single child or an entire playscheme. The book is full of activities that will keep parents from tearing their hair out.
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9781857037951
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Childhood Under Siege

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$15.00
"Bakan offers passionate argument and copious research in this compelling call for parents to stand up for their children" (Booklist). Now in paperback, from the author of the internationally bestselling The Corporation, this vital call to arms has been praised by leading experts on children's lives as "an essential read for anyone who works for or cares about children" (Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queenbees and Wannabees) and "engaging, carefully researched, and important" (Mary Pipher, author of The Shelter of Each Other and Seeking Peace).

Corporations have found a new resource to be mined for profit: our children. In this shocking and indelible behind-the-scenes journey, Joel Bakan, acclaimed author and award-winning maker of the renowned film and international bestselling book The Corporation, uncovers the astonishing degree to which companies exploit the special vulnerabilities of children, manipulate parents' fears, and operate with callous disregard for children's health and well-being.

The problem today, Bakan reveals, is that business interests have made protecting children extremely difficult. Corporations pump billions into rendering parents and governments powerless to shield children from an unrelenting commercial assault, with the result that after a century of progress, during which protective laws and regulations were widely promulgated, children are once again exposed to substantial harms at the hands of economic actors.

Childhood Under Siege leaves no room for doubt that this assault on childhood is a major crisis of our time. A powerful manifesto for urgent change, it empowers us to shield our own children while offering concrete and realistic proposals for legal reforms that would protect all children from these predatory practices.

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9781439121221
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Dad's Expecting Too

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$14.99

If you're an expectant father, there's a surprise around every corner...

Dad's Expecting Too! is a witty and wise guide to everything you and your partner need to know about having a baby, and everything YOU need to know to support her through the process--from the moment you discover she's pregnant to the first night home with your newborn.

Packed with humor and the best advice from experts and parents who have been there before, this must-have book offers essential tips, insights, and stories about the most exhilarating, intimidating, and awesome experience of your lives. This newly revised edition features updated health and safety information, new resources for adoptive fathers, ideas for celebrating with "dadchelor parties," and more.

The First Few Weeks
?Telling friends and family; the first doctor appointments

How the Baby Grows
Track week-by-week developments
?Month-by-month pictures of a baby

Expectant Moms and Dads 101
Happy, hormonal, nesting, and exhausted moms-to-be
?In-awe, on-call, scared, and "me too: dads-to-be

Spoiling Your Partner
?Massages, gifts, and providing vital emotional support

The Big Day: Labor and Delivery
?Everything you'll see, hear, do

After the Baby Is Born
?Feedings, surviving the first few nights, and rekindling your love life

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Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money

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$21.99

This completely revised and updated edition of Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money prepares parents for the issues that they will encounter during their children's college years. Since our original publication over ten years ago, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of cell phone and internet technology. The birth of the term 'helicopter parent' is, in part, due to the instant and frequent connectivity that parents have with their children today. Parents are struggling with the appropriate use of communicative technology and aren't aware of its impact on their child's development, both personally and academically.

With straightforward practicality and using humorous and helpful case examples and dialogues, Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money helps parents lay the groundwork for a new kind of relationship so that they can help their child more effectively handle everything they'll encounter during their college years.

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9780312573645
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Family of Readers : The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature

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$14.99
Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children -- and nurturing their love of reading.

A Family of Readers is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children. It's divided into four sections:

1. Reading to Them:
Choosing and sharing board books and picture books with babies and very young children.
2. Reading with Them:
Launching the new reader with easy readers and chapter books.
3. Reading on Their Own:
Exploring what children read--and how they read--by genre and gender.
4. Leaving Them Alone:
Respecting the reading privacy of the young adult.

Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of The Horn Book, which since 1924 has been America's best source for reviews of books for young readers. But for many parents, selecting books for their children can make them feel lost. In this essential resource, Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, executive editor at the magazine, offer thoughtful essays that consider how books are read to (and then by) young people. They invite such leading authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, Katherine Paterson, Margaret Mahy, and Jon Scieszka, as well as a selection of top critics, to add their voices about the genres they know best. The result is an indispensable readers' companion to everything from wordless board books to the most complex and daring young adult novels.

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9780763657550
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Fed Up with Lunch : The School Lunch Project: How One Anonymous Teacher Survived a Year of School L

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$22.95
When school teacher Mrs. Q forgot her lunch one day, she had no idea she was about to embark on an odyssey to uncover the truth about public school lunches. Shocked by what her students were served, she resolved to eat school lunch for an entire year, chronicling her experience anonymously on a blog that received thousands of hits daily, and was lauded by such food activists as Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Marion Nestle. Here, Mrs. Q reveals her identity for the first time in an eye-opening account of school lunches in America. Along the way, she provides invaluable resources for parents and health advocates who wish to help reform school lunch, making this a must-read for anyone concerned about children s health issues.
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9781452102283
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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

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$16.00
The ultimate "parenting bible" (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword--and available as an ebook for the first time--a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish "are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation" (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author's time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:
- Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
- Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
- Engage your child's willing cooperation
- Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
- Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
- Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
- Resolve family conflicts peacefully

Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

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9781451663884
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Nowhere to Hide

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$24.95
A new approach to help kids with ADHD and LD succeed in and outside the classroom

This groundbreaking book addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities and ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids' academic learning, social skills, behavior, and efficient brain functioning. Schultz draws upon three decades of work as a neuropsychologist, teacher educator, and school consultant to address this gap. This book can help change the way parents and teachers think about why kids with LD and ADHD find school and homework so toxic. It will also offer an abundant supply of practical, understandable strategies that have been shown to reduce stress at school and at home.

  • Offers a new way to look at why kids with ADHD/LD struggle at school
  • Provides effective strategies to reduce stress in kids with ADHD and LD
  • Includes helpful rating scales, checklists, and printable charts to use at school and home
  • This important resource is written by a faculty member of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and former classroom teacher.

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    9780470902981
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    Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids

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    $15.00
    Now in paperback--launched in hardcover with major TV and radio interviews--author David Walsh's latest groundbreaking book is "an entertaining and highly elucidating useful volume for the twenty-first-century parent" (Publishers Weekly).

    From birth onward, a child's brain develops in amazing ways. Whether you're pregnant with your first child or trying to figure out why adolescents act the way they do, parenting expert Dr. David Walsh shows you how to make the most of the latest breakthroughs in brain science and psychology in this complete, cradle-to-college guide to parenting.

    Backed by science and filled with stories, Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids finds the practical advice in groundbreaking scientific headlines about memory, language, emotions, nutrition, play, and more. Dr. Walsh equips you with usable information about exercise, sleep, emotional intelligence, connection--all of which work together to help kids reach their full potential. Some of the recent discoveries in neuroscience confirm age-old parental wisdom, while other discoveries will prompt some immediate changes. With accessible explanations and handy tool kits for building your personalized brain-wise parenting plan, Dr. Walsh helps you help your kids grow up healthy, happy, and smart as you navigate today's unique challenges--including bullying, stress, and the risks of the Internet and other digital media. Particularly timely in its information on the highly adaptable teenage brain and how to help adolescents manage the transition into adulthood, this is a personal plan for the most important job in the world: raising kids.

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