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Parenting with Patience
According to a New York Times article, shouting at children is the new spanking. Parents don't intend to shout or yell, but they lose patience and raise their voices. Afterwards, parents feel guilt, and resolve not to yell. Parenting With Patience is a short easy-to-read book that is full of tips and tricks that really work to curb yelling in the moment of anger. It provides a simple 3 step model for dealing with parent and child anger and helps parents to better connect with children in order to solve everyday normal parenting challenges. Positive discipline has to begin with positive stress management. All families have stress. Make it work for you! Learn how to recognize stress, manage it, and regain your patience before yelling. Learn why children have tantrums at all ages, and how to help them channel anger into lifelong skills for self-control and communication. Learn normal childhood development, capabilities and temperament, so you can respectfully and non-punitively resolve everyday family issues. "This is a quick book to read when you are calm, with tools to use when you are not." says Judy Arnall, who has also authored the international bestseller, Discipline Without Distress: 135 Tools for Raising Caring Responsible Children without Time-out, Spanking, Punishment or Bribery. As a parent of five children (three adults and two teens), Arnall knows what she is talking about. She gave up all punishments when her oldest child was ten, having learned that the key to controlling frustration is to calm down and then move into problem-solving with the children. That way, she didn't punish out of anger, with later regrets. "It is easier to solve normal parenting challenges after a few calming minutes for both parent and child, to gain a reasonable, collaborative perspective," Says Arnall, who is a Certified Canadian Family Life Educator, and a Distinguished Toastmaster interactive keynote speaker. She has taught thousands of parents respectful, non-punitive research-based parenting tools that have brought them closer to their children, and they will work for your family, too.
Discipline Without Distress
Discipline that you and your child will feel good about! Spanking and Time-outs do NOT work. At last, a positive discipline book that is chockful of practical tips, strategies, skills, and ideas for parents of babies through teenagers, and tells you EXACTLY what to do "in the moment" for every type of behaviour, from whining to web surfing.
The Girl Behind the Door: A Father's Journey Into the Mystery of Attachment
A Marin County, California father embarks on a journey to understand what led his seventeen-year-old daughter, Casey, to take her life. He travels back to her abandonment at birth and adoption from a Polish orphanage at fourteen months, through her happy childhood and her turbulent adolescence, searching for answers. In most respects, Casey was a perfectly normal girl – beautiful, smart and popular, accepted at an elite college. But she also had troubling behaviors that no one understood, including mental health professionals. His search leads to a condition known as attachment disorder, an affliction common among children who have been abandoned, neglected or abused. It explained everything.
Birth, Breath, and Death
At the age of fourteen, Amy Wright Glenn began to question the Mormon faith of her family. She embarked on a life long personal and scholarly quest for truth. While teaching comparative religion and philosophy, Amy was drawn to the work of supporting women through labor and holding compassionate space for the dying. Amy shares moving tales of birth and death while drawing on her work as a birth doula, hospital chaplain, and her own experience of motherhood. We are born, we die, and in between these irrevocable facts of human existence the breath weaves all moments together. "Birth, Breath, and Death" entwines story, philosophy, and poetic reflection into transforming narratives that are full of grace.
The Power of Parenting: The New Revolutionary Way of Raising Confident, Happy and Successful Children
Can't anyone with low self esteem ever achieve their goals in life? Can't a kid with no confidence be able to get the job of their dreams in this wild world? Will they be able to find a loving partner? "The Power of Parenting" will give your child that edge over his friends that will make their parents jealous and and want to do anything, even copy your hair color to be like you!
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
"A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way."
Papas and Mamas Sing for Healthy Birth Posters for Sale
Get an exclusive Papas and Mamas Sing for Healthy Birth beautiful autographed screen print poster for only $15! A perfect gift, featuring limited editions with autographs by Delbert McClinton, Ina May Gaskin, Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours! Proceeds benefit API.
Gentle Goodnight by Lyssa Armenta
"Feeling like you have no control over your baby or toddler's wake of sleep schedule? Gentle Goodnight will get it back for you in a beneficial way for you and your baby. Gentle Goodnight will guide you through a step-by-step sleep method that will have your baby or toddler to sleep in less than 25 min. You will have control over nap and bedtime at home or on the go; keeping you on the schedule you choose throughout the day; giving you the time you need for yourself day or night. Dancing your baby or toddler gently to sleep has many important benefits including getting the baby weight off quickly. Throughout Gentle Goodnight you will find tools that will help you bond and gain the trust of your baby. Conscious parenting starts here to nurture a child who knows they are safe and loved. Because the way we raise our children shapes their future, start them off with a Gentle Goodnight!"
"BabyBabyOhBaby: Bonding With Your Brilliant and Beautiful Baby Through Infant Massage is an exquisitely produced DVD that speaks louder than words! The beauty and sacredness of the parent-child relationship is portrayed in a unique and artistic way that mesmerizes the viewer. Science confirms that of the five senses, touch is by far the most important, as without touch a baby literally cannot survive. Infant massage as demonstrated in BabyBabyOhBaby teaches parents to touch their babies, read their baby's cues, both critically important tools that help develop a secure parent-child attachment that will last a lifetime." Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker, Founders
Soothing Slumber: Infant Massage for Nighttime (DVD)
Learn all the strokes you need to soothe your baby into a deeper and longer sleep while also gaining knowledge about different sleeping arrangements, safe sleep, why babies wake during the night and what strategies you can use to maximize the amount of sleep that's healthy for your baby. Incorporate the Soothing Slumber nighttime massage into your bedtime routine and slow baby's heart rate, regulate breathing, increase circulation, warm hands and feet, balance hormone levels, and give baby a lasting dose of skin-to-skin contact and bonding, sending yourbaby o ff to a peaceful slumber. Includes 18-page Parent Booklet: • Stroke Handouts • Nighttime Parenting Material • Nighttime Harmony Article • Worksheet
The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood PLUS get a free MP3 API Live with Dr. Sears
America's foremost childcare experts present a practical, appetizing, easy-to-follow eating plan for shaping children's tastes and metabolisms toward optimal health.
The Last Word on Parenting Advice by Judy Arnall
Reclaim Your Parenting Confidence! This ONE PAGE parenting advice book is one of the most important pieces of advice that new and experienced parents will need in their parenting journey. (Blank pages could be used to journal your own parenting journey.) Includes a free download of the substantial 150 page ebook, The Parenting Information Maze: An Overview of Parenting Philosophies, Styles and Programs and How to Find the Right Advice for Your Family. The ebook is obtained by providing the ISBN number via the email included in your copy of the book. It is not an instantaneous download.
It's a Beautiful Day for Yoga
Join a family as they enjoy a day of togetherness through yoga. They laugh, play and show their love for each other - and so will you and your child! Written and Illustrated by Emily A. Filmore. Explanations of Yoga Poses by Colleen Valley
It's a Beautiful Day for a Walk
Join a Father and Son on an interactive walk in nature during which they stop to smell the roses, watch the clouds, and play together; all while you and your child learn more about each other and grow closer as a result! Written and Illustrated by Emily A. Filmore.
The Five Love Languages of Children
Discover the way your child primarily expresses and receives love. This book will help you understand how you can most effectively communicate unconditional love, respect, and commitment in ways that resonate with your particular child. **This book will be read for API Reads in the fall and will be available for purchase at that time.
The Warmest Place of All
At the end of a fun day in the snow, Sophie's mom calls her inside. Sophie searches for the perfect place to help her feel warm and rid of the winter chill. From hot cocoa to the comfort of her own bed, nothing is able to satisfy Sophie's need to find the warmest place. This wonderful story concludes with the discovery that true warmth comes from being surrounded by a family's love.
The Baby Bond
The Baby Bond: The New Science Behind What’s Really Important When Caring for Your Baby, by parenting expert and pediatric nutritionist Dr. Linda Folden Palmer, is a breakthrough guide that reveals the many unknown, exclusive benefits of a responsive, nurturing parenting style that begins with this precious connection.
You Are My World: How a Parent's Love Shapes a Baby's Mind
This book translates the latest research on the impact relationships have on all aspects of a baby's development. Captions spoken by babies themselves combined with moving photographs portray the extraordinary impact of the ordinary acts of parenting.
Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers
Dia Michels reminds us that "breastfeeding is a wonderful chance to provide the best for your baby, your partner, and your family. It is not only the most perfect and most natural food available, but it also promotes bonding, protects both mom and baby from a wide range of illnesses, and is the most direct route to a smart and happy child." The birth of a child can present men with a set of unique questions regarding breastfeeding. This booklet provides answers to many questions that men deal with most.
Sleeping With Your Baby by James McKenna
James McKenna is the world's authority on co-sleeping. Given the medical and social controversies regarding cosleeping, McKenna informs parents of the safest sleeping practices for their infants based on scientific evidence. This book is intended to honor the needs of individual families at bedtime rather than to advocate any one form of sleeping arrangement.
Connection Parenting by Pam Leo
"Connection Parenting" is based on author Pam Leo's seven week parenting series, "Meeting the Needs of Children," that she has been teaching for over sixteen years.
Baby-Led Breastfeeding: The Mother Baby Dance
In Baby-Led Breastfeeding, we see mothers learning to breastfeed naturally−by letting their babies show them how.
Tummy 2 Tummy DVD
Tummy 2 Tummy is the first non-product specific, instructional babywearing DVD available!