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41. What to Expect the Toddler Years
42. Driven To Distraction : Recognizing
43. Raising Your Spirited Child: A
44. Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth
45. My Boys Can Swim!: The Official
46. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
47. ChiRunning
48. Last Child in the Woods: Saving
49. The Five Love Languages of Children
50. Siblings Without Rivalry: How
51. American Mourning: The Intimate
52. Transforming the Difficult Child
53. The Homework Myth
54. Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed
55. Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional
56. The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's
57. Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations
58. Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex,
59. The Way Of The Superior Man: A
60. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer:

41. What to Expect the Toddler Years
by Workman Publishing Company
Paperback (11 January, 1994)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A lot of userful advice
We turn to a lot of books for helping in raising our daughter (now 2 and a half) and the various issues we face."What to Expect the Toddler Years" is among our top three, along with Penelope Leach's "Your Baby & Child" and the American Academedy of Pediatrics's "Caring for your Baby and Child".The advice of the three is quite consistent (including on such "hot button issues" as when to wean), but this What to Expect Book provides the greatest help on day-to-day stuff.The philosophy is consistently respectful of the child, and the book is full of useful advice.

3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I enjoyed the first two books in this series so much that I did not even look at the reviews listed here before putting it on my birthday wish list. Now I wish I had. I guess I would call what I do "attachment parenting" and I have not yet decided when to cut my son from the breast -- but unless he insists it won't be his first birthday. When I read the section on breastfeeding I literally threw the book across the room. It is not just biased, it is flat out wrong. I happen to know a lot about breastfeeding and so I suppose I could just ignore them on this issue -- but with it being so wrong I wonder what else they got wrong; things about which I am not knowledgeable.

2-0 out of 5 stars Eh, it was okay, but...
The first two entries into this library were great, but this book did not live up to my expectations.Some of the advice given was outdated, and sometimes just plain wrong.I have used it a bit, and I do read the monthly chapters as my child ages, but I would not use it as my primary source of information, and certainly not as my sole source of information. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Child rearing    2. Family & Relationships    3. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    4. Family/Marriage    5. General    6. Life Stages - Infants & Toddlers/Toddlers    7. Toddlers    8. Child care & upbringing   

42. Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
by Touchstone
Paperback (02 March, 1995)
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This clear and valuable book dispels a variety of myths about attention deficit disorder (ADD). Since both authors have ADD themselves, and both are successful medical professionals, perhaps there's no surprise that the two myths they attack most persistently are: Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Well Written
This book was suggested to me ater recently being diagnosed with ADHD. Anyone who has a brother, sister, child, mother or friend with ADHD should read this book. Because it is so well written it gives the reader real insight into how the ADHD mind intereprets and responds to everyday activities. Books like this one will help to dispell the myth that ADHD= "hyperactive, over drugged kids who refuse to pay attention" and "lazy, irresponsible adults looking for excuses".

5-0 out of 5 stars This should be required reading to get a prescription!!!
It's simple, any parent filling a prescription for any ADD medication for thier child should have to first read this book or any other written by Dr. Hallowell. My son was diagnosed 9 years ago and I knew I connected with him better than anyone else but I didn't know why. Since 1 year ago I was diagnosed I started to understand but until I read this book and a couple of others (I think I have close to 15 ADD books) and realized what A.D.D really is I didn't get it. I'm not sure someone who is not gifted with A.D.D will ever really get it but if they read more books like this one maybe they would at least understand a little more and minimize the damage created by trying to fit the child into their small world.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I never ever finish books and I read this in a few days.It describes me to a T.Not only is the subject matter interesting but the author is funny and the book is entertaining.I loved the cough drop syndrom story.The cough drop syndrom is totally my life.
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43. Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic
by Harper Paperbacks
Paperback (01 April, 1998)
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Recently, temperament traits have come to the forefront of child development theory. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Helps me understand myself and my child
This book is "worth it" for the brief section on recognizing that sometimes one may be trying to raise the child one wishes one had, or assumed/imagined one would have, or it would be easier on one if one had -- rather than the kid one actually has.This book helped me realize that she and I have very different temperaments (which is wonderful) and that this is at the root of many of the conflicts and disappointments we've had in her four years of life so far.It also shed light on why my relationship with my own mom continues to be so fraught.My all-time favorite books (and movies, poems, tv shows, etc.) are ones where I am stunned to recognize myself in them somewhere.My experience of this book definitely puts it in that category!I also find useful Kurcinka's idea that thinking about how the "more" traits encompassed by spiritedness are things we positively value in adults can transform my interaction with my child.It reminds me to stop wanting to change her by lowering her intensity, sensitivity, perceptiveness, persistence and energy.

5-0 out of 5 stars For parents who's child is More...
If you have a "More" child (more emotional, more energetic, more enthusiastic, more easily angered, etc) you know how tough it can be to deal with it. This book is a pretty good guide to get you started and help you guide the child through those emotional currents. It's not easy to parent a spirited child but neither is it easy to BE a spirited child. Kurcinka's book helps provide a lot of guidance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Strongly recommended for any parent whose child is "more"
This book has done more than anything else to help me understand my spirited child. Coming from two introverted, laid-back parents, her personality was a complete surprise and we really didn't know how to handle it. I learned why my spirited child recharges and behaves the way she does, and from that we were able to develop ways to nurture her own personality while guiding her to acceptable behavior. While every day is still a challenge, I'm able to see the forest for the trees when her intensity and persistence will do her well in life. This book made me go from feeling like I'm the only parent in the world who is feeling so challenged to one who knows how to work with it. I strongly recommend it to any parent whose child is "more." ... Read more

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44. Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Da Capo Press
Hardcover (13 April, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Tons of Fun
I really enjoyed this book.Jenny McCarthy is very up-front and detailed about her pregnancy experience.Which is a good thing - she has an excellent, irreverent sense of humor.Reading this book feels like a conversation with a close friend.McCarthy has been through all the good and bad sides of pregnancy.When you read this book, you know that she understands what it's all like, and that makes you feel a little less scared about the whole thing.
5-0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!
I absolutely adore this book.I picked it up when I was about 6 months pregnant and read through it right away.As I was reading it I noticed that I didn't experiance any of the things that Jenny had experiance (most of the things in her book aren't in normal baby books so I thought that i was normal).Wouldn't ya know it.. I couple weeks later I got ALL of those experiance.At least I wasn't to suprised!!! She tells you what doctors and your mother wont warn you about!I recommend Baby Laughs as well

5-0 out of 5 stars Fell In Love With Jenny...
She is JUST like my best friend!!! My best friend and I are both going to start trying in January to have a baby... Not together... haha.. but I am sending her the two books Belly and Baby Laughs.. I love how honest Jenny is.. and I think that they will make my friend laugh, cry and scream.. I also feel honored and blessed that there is a book out there that talks like my best friend and I do.. Our excuse is we are both marrie to the blunt Navy boys.. hehehe.. Jenny just is!! ... Read more

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45. My Boys Can Swim!: The Official Guy's Guide to Pregnancy
by Three Rivers Press
Paperback (22 September, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars He knows more than I thought...
A few weeks ago, my husband turned to me out of the blue and remarked smugly, "I can't believe how some guys don't know anything about pregnancy."
4-0 out of 5 stars Short? Yes Worth it? Yes Useful? Yes
As a first time expecting father everything has been confusing, even looking for a pregnancy guide that's shorter than The Bible. This was my first book I've read on the subject so I didn't want something overwhelming. This is exactly what this book is good for. It gives relevant information that one can digest in a few hours and come away knowing more than they did. This book is simple, informative, and humourous. I remember quite a few times where I would point a part out and show it to my wife.
5-0 out of 5 stars Breath of fresh air
My wife and I read this book together while expecting our first child.Our doctor, friends, and family inundated us with medical/psychological/technical books that increase your stress levels as much as your knowledge about pregnancy.This author manages to inform and entertain at the same time.It is a quick read that provided a welcome break from the other content-heavy pregnancy books, although I would recommend reading one or two of those as well. ... Read more

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46. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
by Ballantine Books
Paperback (12 April, 1988)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very good book to help you overcome your fears and unconscious thinking that undermines you
This is a very good, practical and well-written book that is easy to read and digest.It talks about fear and how fear can undermine you in every area of your life.Practically, it explains to you how to work with fear and re-frame situations in ways that will better serve your short and long term needs.
5-0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful read!
After I realized that a lot of my anxiety resided in my fears I sought out a book like this to help me get a grip on what I was feeling with regard to events and people in my life.This book was exactly what I need to give me the tools to examine my life and the people in it and help me to make decisions about how to approach life.I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for something to help silence the doubt and bring forth the courage that you know resides in you but you need something to help you bring it out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
This is a book that can change your whole outlook on life.If you have any fears about doing something new, you must read this. ... Read more

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47. ChiRunning
by Fireside
Paperback (30 March, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, Injury Free Running for the Masses
ChiRunning was the first running technique book I'd ever read. I found it because of a silly injury that wouldn't go away and the "injury free" on the cover dragged me in.
3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting technique, but less the expected
A decent book with some interesting ideas, but little to do with anything "Chi," which was a little disappointing.
5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Revolutionary Running
This book is easy to read and packed with lots of valuable information.I am training for my first marathon and have used this book to help me with this process.It has given me a new way of running without injury and helped improve my overall running efficiency.I am very thankful to have come across this book at this important time in my training. ... Read more

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48. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Algonquin Books
Paperback (17 March, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Richard Louv Defines the Environmental Issue of the Decade
Richard Louv's message of hope - for change and for a greater future - may be the key to keeping us all sane for generations to come.
1-0 out of 5 stars silly nostalsgic nonsense
Having spent most of my adult life working in the non-profit conservation field, and as a parent, and as someone who had the good fortune to spend lots of time in nature as a child, I read this book in the hopes of learning important things. That turned out to be a forlorn hope.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Compelling Case for Change
The heavens declare the glory of God;
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49. The Five Love Languages of Children
by Northfield Publishing
Paperback (01 June, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book on parenting with Christian perspective
The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D. Chapman & Ross Campbell is another installment in Chapman's excellent Love Languages series.I've read the book for couples and the one for teens, and both helped me understand my family much better.The premise is that each person has a primary love language (the five being: physical touch, words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, and gifts) and to fully fill somone's love tank, we need to speak their language.Unfortunately, we all too often speak our own language fluently, but if that's not the language of the child, they don't feel loved and it leads to resentment on both sides.Chapman does a wonderful job of giving examples of how to figure out your child's love language as well as ideas for learning to speak it.There's also information on discipline and handling anger.There is so much good parenting packed into this slim book!Since reading the book, I've been able to understand my own children better, and I've seen changes in them.These are lessons to be learned and clung to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exection of Covey's Concept of Emotional Bank Account
As a husband with two children, this book is outstanding in providing a way to execute Covey's concept of making deposits into the emotional bank accounts of those you care very deeply for.I read the book years ago and still find it has great value.
5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT GIFT

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50. Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Collins
Paperback (14 December, 2004)
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With a title like this, it's no surprise that authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish had a monster bestseller on their hands when the book first appeared in 1988. From the subsequent deluge of readers' stories, questions, and issues, they have created nearly 50 pages of new material for this, the 10th anniversary edition. The central message remains the same, and sounds almost too simple: avoid comparisons. But parents know that's easier said than done. The value of Faber and Mazlish's discussions is precisely that they talk you through umpteen different situations and outcomes to help you teach your brawling offspring a new set of responses. The highly informative text is punctuated with helpful summary/reminder boxes and cartoons illustrating key points. It's a must-read for parents with (or planning on) multiple children. But parents of young children who get along fine (so far) should read it too--as the authors make very clear, rivalry is inevitable. The only question is how to manage the rivalry with intelligence and compassion, and on that subject they offer a wealth of good advice. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Grown-up kids prove this book's value
I read this book in 1992.At the time, I was the mother of a seven-year-old girl and a five-year-old girl.I began applying the lessons immediately.Now twenty-one and ninteen, my daughters describe us as one of the few families they know where the kids are truly friends.This is very different from my own childhood experience.My children had conflict growing up but I learned how to help them learn to resolve it in a positive way, thereby dramatically reducing the stress in our home.I also saw my kids use the techniques with their relationships with friends!I also have a twelve-year-old daughter and eleven-year-old son that get along really well, even learning to share the television and computer, so it's not just luck with the older ones.I now routinely give this book as a gift to parents of a second or third child.I HIGHLY recommend this to parents of children of any age.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have Book
Excellent book.Well written. Has condensed summaries at end if one does not have time to read full text (and w/kids who has time).Has great cartoons to provide examples and use as refresher.Most important - it provides valuable advice that has proven to already be useful in real life.
5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic help!
After reading this book I realized I was doing it all wrong!Once I started implementing the authors techniques, it was amazing how quickly the fighting no longer escalated to "knock outs".My son and daughter were able to resolve some of their discrepancies on their own with very little involvement on my part!I truly recommend this book if you've got fighting kids, which is most, if not all of us parents!Then go on to read by the same authors, "How to talk so kids will listen and how to listen so kids will talk".Both of these books made a huge difference in my house! ... Read more

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51. American Mourning: The Intimate Story of Two Families Joined by War, Torn by Beliefs
by WND Books
Hardcover (16 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU MILITARY HEROS for Killing Terrorists!
I am sorry for all the military families who have lost loved ones in this war on terrorists, you have given the ultimate sacrafice so that I can sleep safely in my bed tonight. Thank you.
5-0 out of 5 stars The complete story
No matter whether you share Cindy Sheehan's views of the war or this country or not, this is an excellent book. It finally brings out the truth about all of this and who Ms. Sheehan really is.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Time Enduring Work...
American Mourning is more than a simple story of two every day families during a time of war, who have each sustained the loss of a loved one. It is an evolutionary study of the effects of war upon the survivors of those fallen, detailing the elements of the characters prior to and following their loss. Delicately, it details the human strengths and weaknesses required for survival and the belief in faith that holds families together during time of national crisis and personal grief. If you are a fan of the Cindy Sheehan "icon," be prepared for a reality check. Moy and Morgan take you to our hometown and introduce you to the many who knew her best, before and after she embarked on her self-destructive path. They poignantly and compassionately try to balance the truth about a every day woman exploited during a presidential campaign, who not only betrayed and neglected her family during a time of grief, acted vindictively toward the local parish priest after being laid off from a defunct position of Youth Chaplin, met with Hugo Chavez and begged him to withhold oil shipments to America when gas prices were at an all time high at the pumps and Americans were struggling to get to work, turned against long termed friends when they did not agree with her own personal beliefs, didn't bother to thank the many volunteers who remodeled her home after his death, and who joined alliances with the same terrorists who killed her son, calling them freedom fighters. The authors ploughed through public records finding she had not paid taxes prior to Casey's death, despite her claims she refuses to pay as a result of his death and discovered the organization Real Voices with which Sheehan was involved was really a sham propoganda campaign, as an arm to the John Kerry Presidential bid. They emotionally detail the confusion of those who loved her, as they experience her instant transition from warm and loving friend wife and mother to radical, narcissist and attention seeker after being solicited by Kerry. They detail the accelerating character flaws as she clings to her role as "victim" and demands troops who were giving critical life saving assistance to those in crisis be removed from "occupied New Orleans" during Hurricane Katrina. Truthful, gutsy and emotional, these women authors and investigative journalists have the courage to chronolize the truth to the American public about the current anti-war movement and its top icon, by going to the sources in our hometown, the Johnson's hometown, Crawford, Texas, Fort Hood and the Iraq battlefield. Finally, at the end, you will realize there is no question why Cindy Sheehan does what she does and realize it is an escalating continuing pattern. You may find yourself pitying the woman who gave up everything important in life, friends family, children, neighbors and even her faith by betraying everyone close to her, including denying her own fallen son his legacy and feeling heartfelt and emotionally wrenching compassion toward the surviving members of her family, as most of us do. You will fall in love with the strong character and heroism of her son, who closely mirrors his father. And you will love, embrace and admire the Johnson family, who despite their own human weaknesses, have the strength to survive, to carry on and to remain loyal and united in their love of their country and their fellow men, in much the same tradition as the majority of those from our hometown. If you are the mom or dad or loved one to one in the military, it will send you reeling on a roller coaster of emotions, from anger, to sadness, to tears and perhaps, finally, resolve. Kudos for a story well told, from another who, in Vacaville, also knew the truth and begged the mainstream media to get the courage to tell it. And thankfully, in honoring the legacies of the brave young men and women whom the Congress and Senate voted to send to Iraq, this book will serve as a memory to them all in what they and their families have sacrified in trying to develop a better and safety tomorrow. Someday, I would expect to see it in college classes that study grief, the sociology of war, the development of activists and mainstream media bias. ... Read more

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52. Transforming the Difficult Child
by Nurtured Heart Publications
Paperback (01 June, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best book in the world -ADHD approved by me
I have tried several things with my 6 year old son.He craves negative attention.He has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD (oppositional defiance disorder). This is a simple plan that works.He has made outstanding improvements.I am using it also with my 12 year old daughter with out any problems.It is something that the non-difficult child can benefit from as much as the difficult child.If I had to pick a book solely on a name I do not think I would have picked this one but it came highly recommended to me. I am going to by 10 more copies and hand them out to anyone interacting with my children.If i had the money I would buy one for anyone who is around any child period.

5-0 out of 5 stars Positive Paradigm
Transforming the Difficult Child The Nurtured Heart Approach is an awesome book. I am a teacher and plan to apply its principles in my elementary class. Using new paradigms, it enfolds your child in positives as a way of building inner wealth. It leads your child to be recognized for all of the positiveness he possesses. It helps him to feel loved and accepted, as well as to channel his energies in ways that make positive contributions to himself and those around him. This book will lead you on an exciting new way to enjoy life with a highly energized child.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worth your time
I was a little dubious about this book when it was suggested that I read it, but I respect the co-worker who suggested it and decided to give it a try.It is an informative and emotionally challenging read.The book offers a different perspective about parenting, without passing negative judgements as many subject-related books do.The most useful component of this book is that it suggests small changes and shifts in focus to help families support a child who struggles emotionally and socially.These small changes do bring some measure of peace for parents who have been struggling to help their children become productive and successful people in the world. ... Read more

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53. The Homework Myth
by Da Capo Lifelong Books
Hardcover (21 August, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars A lot of truth, but also a lot of willful oversight
Kohn leads off with some solid observations.Some children are given what seems to them and their parents to be a lot of homework.It is often more than the rule of thumb guideline of 10 minutes per day per grade.And, as Kohn points out, that rule of thumb has never been so subjected to any empirical test of reasonableness.
3-0 out of 5 stars Good Ideas, Poor Presentation
In The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn has some good things to say.Take this (from p. 59): "People are active meaning makers.They are not passive receptacles into which knowledge, or skills, or dispositions can be poured."This is a powerful statement which has wide implications in the field of education.And, in fact, Mr. Kohn has a number of other good things to say in this book beyond his insistent calls to eliminate homework.But he does little with his big ideas.They are hidden beneath his avowed purpose in this book: to convince us that homework is a bad idea. But, no matter how you feel about Mr. Kohn's thesis, it is a bitter pill to swallow since his tone is so stridently negative and he falls into the same traps that he accuses the supporters of homework of sliding into.
2-0 out of 5 stars A Teacher's Point of View
As a second grade teacher with children of her own, I have to say that I disagree with the idea that homework is not a "valuable" educational experience.The issue of how valuable an experience it is happens to be a moot point.The true value of homework is in having a task, being responsible for doing that task, and doing it to the best of one's ability.It is also valuable to learn that sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do.My 2 cents... ... Read more

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54. Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child : Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries
by Three Rivers Press
Paperback (25 January, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good set of basics for proper discipline
This book has been really helpful.My wife and I were in a pretty regular tug-of-war with our three-year-old.We were getting to our own limits.The examples and techniques of this book made it pretty clear why we were in the jam we were in.Our son ruled the house...until we both read this book.The games came to a halt the next day.Our son was a little shocked at first and went to great lengths to try and test the limits of our authority.It was difficult at first, to say the least.But, after about two weeks of persistence on our part, we turned him around and put some very clear boundaries in place - PROBLEMS SOLVED!
5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you for writing this book!
Up until reading this book I struggled with my son on a daily (if not hourly) basis.This book helped me understand my son's personality and gave me tools to react to him. It wasn't his personality that was the problem, but how I was reacting to it.We still have our moments, but they're not as often and I can handle them more effectively.We are no longer battling for hours and making life miserable for ourselves and everyone around us!I am a stay-at-home mom and because of our relationship, I considered going back to work.I once thought that he would be better off with someone else because at least he wouldn't be arguing all day.Now I am able to feel confident that it's best for him to be at home with me and learn from me and he can now do that in a positive manner.

4-0 out of 5 stars Another way to look at the strong-willed child.
This book gives very good advice about managing behavior problems in difficult children. However, the concept of a "strong-willed child" is confusing because it implies a child with will power or self control. These difficult children actually have poor will power and self control. The techniques given in this book will help teach such children self control.
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55. Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
by Ballantine Books
Paperback (04 April, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A good mind opener
I am a father of two boys and I came across this book by searching on Amazon for books that could help me improve my parenting skills. I love my boys and I consider my parenting as a full time job. I read other readers comments and I did some research before I purchased a couple of books, Raising Cain being one of them. My main motivation in buying these books is derived from the frustration that I experience when I know I fail to understand my son on some issues and also from my worry that I do not understand what is going on in a life of a young man in today's world.
5-0 out of 5 stars excellent insight
I appreciated the insight in this book and have recommended it to everyone I know, and most importantly to the women in my life so they can understand me a little better when I do that male "thing" that confounds them so.As others have done I also read Reviving Ophelia and I would recommend these two books be read in tandem.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for parents/caregivers
This book provides a fascinating insight into the emotional development of boys.I am only on Chapter 4 of the book and already it has provided answers to some fundamental, why-does-he-do-that questions that I've had about my son.It should be required reading for teachers and administrators.I definitely recommend this book to any parent of young boys. ... Read more

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56. The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Paperback (01 August, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars David's courage story continues
10 stars - As with David's first book A Child called It this book is just as fabulous.It really gives readers an excellent perspective of what's it like to be a foster child.To get attached to people and then have to leave, never really knowing where your going to end up. In this book David thankfully was taken out of his mothers care and ended up a F-Child or Foster Child. In the book we see young David still struggling with what his mother did too him and wondering the biggest question why? We see David over several years go through 5 foster families each who help shape and mold his life for the better. We see him go from a scared little 12 year old to a young man who sees more for himself and has a path planned for his future.

4-0 out of 5 stars One person's tragedy is another's miracle
Sitting down with this book, I thought it would be just as heartbreaking as "A child called it". However, this book was inspiring and moving. David Pelzer took a tradgedy and turned it into a miracle. None the less, he managed to do this all before the age of eighteen, a challenge most adults could not take on. As David reaches his goals, he teaches all of us an important lesson, reach for the stars and never give up; there is always room for hope, love, and passion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, inspirational story - Highly Recommended!
I wasn't a big reader until recently after finishing my Master's degree and not having anything to do with all my free time. I heard about A Child Called It from a friend and read it in 24 hours. It was a horrifying tale and I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to go through that kind of abuse and neglect as a child. Within the hour of finishing that book, I drove to the closest bookstore to pick up The Lost Boy, but I couldn't find it!!! I ordered it from Amazon and the wait was somewhat painful. I just had to know what happened next and I couldn't stop thinking about little David Pelzer until my book finally arrived!
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57. Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education
by Thomson Delmar Learning
Hardcover (30 July, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful, Refreshing Child Development Book
Finally, a book that offers sensible and realistic approaches to child development which departs from "mythical" ideas of past and archaic culture. Luckily, this volume isn't afraid to address the homogenous fallacies that have plagued our society and discusses significantly the exploration of truly modern theories embraced around the world. People of all walks of life, education, and backgrounds will rejoice in an important concept that this book teaches: genuinely nurturing children as opposed to treating them like pets.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still the Best
Beginnings and Beyond is still the best Early Childhood Education text out there.

1-0 out of 5 stars Moral people beware
If you have a conservative, moral or Christian bone in your body, this book will sicken you beyond your wildest imagination.If you fall into any of the above described categories, then this book will classify you as a "European male," or of "European Ancestory".This book preaches strongly a so called "diversity" but if you are a white male the "diversity" of opinions stops.(unless of course you decide to agree with the author.)And if you are a Catholic, you have even more to digest, as the book reaks of anti-Catholicism. ... Read more

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58. Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships
by Owl Books (NY)
Paperback (May, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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People joke that the start of a couple's marriage means the end of their sex life. David Schnarch, a sex therapist praised by Pepper Schwartz, uses epiphany-laden conversations taken directly from his own marriage and the married couples he sees in practice to help readers defy the myth that marriages are necessarily passionless, and instead prove that the longer a couple has been together, the higher the fireworks can fly. It's especially aimed at older couples who, Schnarch says, are self-actualized and therefore better able to handle intimacy than younger partners. "People have difficulty with intimacy because they're supposed to," he says, and goes on in this inspiring book to combine elements of marriage therapy and sex therapy to bring plenty of practical, fresh ideas to the crowd of mostly vapid relationship books. (Note that despite its title, it's for any emotionally committed couple, not just married folks.) Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, inspiring and reassuring advice
My wife and I have been married for 7 years. We have had a great time together but gradually we started being colder and less anticipating. It was obvious that the things were going in a bad direction. I was reluctant to rely on a book but a friend of mine recommended me this one so I bought it. I completely agree that this is an excellent book!
4-0 out of 5 stars This is NOT a self-help manual - thank goodness!

5-0 out of 5 stars Diminished desire
Diminished sexual desire is the clear problem of focus for most couples I now see in my private practice as a psychologist and sex therapist. This book is one that is written for mature individuals who can harness the energy of a committed relationship and find a meaningful and powerful substitute for the spiritually empty variations of excitement so often marketed in the self-help section of the bookstore. ... Read more

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59. The Way Of The Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Woman, Work, and Sexual Desire
by Sounds True
Paperback (31 October, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read this year...........................
This should be required reading for both men and women as a pre-relationship(marriage) requirement.
5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book
This is a fantastic book for men.The next step could and should be the Sterling Men's Weekend, for those who want to go even deeper.But this is a great place to start.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Insightful
This book noticeably improved my life. It is like a collection of lessons that have the effect of differentiating a real man from a fake man. This is reading for earth's entire population. I see myself buying Deida's other books at my soonest opportunity. ... Read more

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60. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
by Ballantine Books
Paperback (29 January, 2002)
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The last thing new parents can find time for is quiet reading, so manyhelpful books on infant care rely on bullet points and a "let's get to thepoint" writing style. Tracy Hogg, a neonatal nurse, teacher, and mother of two,uses these techniques to good effect in Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book.
I can't recommend this book enough. When people say babies don't come with owner's manuals, I say they haven't read The Baby Whisperer. Friends and family were shocked, SHOCKED that both of my kids slept through the night at 8 weeks, fell asleep on their own, and napped beautifully. I was able to interpret their cries and movements so I could anticipate their needs. I and my babies were happy and content.
4-0 out of 5 stars Loved It - Saved us a Ton of Headaches as New Parents!
We loved this book - both my husband and I.The author has a very balanced view on baby scheduling and other helpful tips for new parents.Our sweet baby girl was on a wonderful schedule within 3 weeks and slept through the night at 6 weeks old!Now, we realize that all babies are different, so you need to see what works best for you & your family - read it and see what you think!

5-0 out of 5 stars great book for new moms
this is my 1st review.i found myself buying yet another copy for an expectant friend, and i just had to let everyone know how much this book helped helped me look at the world from my son's perspective.helped me come to terms that if my baby cries it's not because i've done something wrong. it's just his way of communicating a need.this book will help a new and completely inexperienced mother understand and gently guide her new child in his or her first months of life. ... Read more

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