Raising Kids With Love, Honor, and Respect: Recipes for Success is the manual kids don't come with. Like the time honored Betty Crocker Cookbook, it is full of down to earth, basic ideas to fall back on over and over. Using essential ingredients to find solutions to everyday challenges will lead to savoring your time with any child. Instead of "walking on egg shells" in fear of making a mistake, you will learn to adjust the temperature of the situation to result in calm, relaxed interactions. When relationships are seasoned with unconditional love and peppered with lots of honor and respect, the results will amaze and delight, creating the piéce de résistance of parenting experiences.
Stepmother tells the story of Marianne Lile, who met a man, fell in love, got married, and arrived home from the honeymoon with a new label: stepmom. It was a role she initially embraced?but she quickly discovered she was alone in a difficult situation, with no handbook and no mentor. Here, Lile describes the complexities of the stepmom position, in a family and in the community, and shares her experience wearing a tag that is often misunderstood and weighed down by the numerous myths in society. Candid and poignant, Stepmother is a story of love and like, resentments and exasperation, resignation and hope and a story, ultimately, of family.
One moment your daughter is fun-loving and energetic--a pleasure to be around. The next she's sulking in silence, or worse, screaming and slamming the door. Congratulations, you're the mother of a teenage girl. Your daughter is on an emotional roller coaster. Responding in kind just adds fuel to the fire and erodes your relationship. Teens need a stable anchor--a mom who calmly de-escalates scenes and parents intentionally, even when her child is pushing away. Written by a popular family therapist, "Dial Down the Drama "reveals how to reclaim your center and reconnect with your teen.
It helps you:
Break the cycle of conflict
Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama
Foster spontaneous conversations
Understand the developing adolescent brain and how it influences behavior
Appreciate her for who she is now--a wonderful, work in progress
Replace worrying and overreacting with effective communication and action
Forge a healthy and lasting bond together
Moodiness, anger, and defiance can stress the best of us. This empowering guide gives you the tools you need to defuse the drama--and dial up the joy.
Each year, more than 50,000 U.S. families receive an autism diagnosis. On top of turmoil and worry, they share the same urgent question: What can we do to help our child?
The answers parents find can be contradictory...even dangerous. The conventional approach (employed by too many pediatricians) is to medicate difficult behaviors into submission--suppressing symptoms while leaving underlying health challenges untouched. Surfing the Internet for alternatives just leads to confusion.
Now, Dr. Janet Lintala, founder of the Autism Health center and an autism mom herself, shares the natural protocols used in her practice to dramatically improve the function and well-being of children on the spectrum. Drawing on the latest research developments, as well as personal and clinical experience, she targets the underlying issues (chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, gastrointestinal dysfunction, immune dysregulation) associated with the behavior, bowel, and sleep problems so common to autism.
Correcting these overlooked conditions with digestive enzymes, probiotics, antifungals, and other nonpsychiatric treatments brings transformative results: less pain, less aggression, and a child who is more receptive to behavioral and educational interventions.
While the medical profession is slow to change, autistic kids need help immediately. The Un-Prescription for Autism provides clear explanations, detailed protocols, and examples to help parents act quickly to restore their child's health, self-control, and language--paving the way for reaching their full potential.
If you are the parent of a child with attention, anxiety, mood, and/or behavior challenges, you may have wondered if the struggles you and child are facing will ever get better. It can be exhausting, frustrating, and anxiety provoking to parent a child with these types of challenges; not to mention the emotions you feel on behalf of your child who is likely even more frustrated and exhausted than you! After working with and teaching thousands of parents of children with these issues, Dr. Nicole Beurkens has discovered solutions you can implement right now that WILL improve life for you and your child. While there may be many things about your child s symptoms and behavior you cannot control, there are simple shifts in five key areas that will improve your child s functioning and bring more peace and enjoyment to your family life. You will gain a better understanding of the issues that need to be addressed in order to help your child achieve better focus, problem solving, resilience, emotional regulation, and behavioral control. Simple changes can create a big impact, and this empowering book will show you the way.
Combining the thoughtful and expert narrative of a veteran mom of four children with the voices of hundreds of moms she surveyed, The Self-Care Solution offers insightful answers to poignant questions about how mothers take care of themselves, their relationships, and their jobs while raising their children—and how they don’t.
Here, mothers reveal their struggles with self-care, and the consequences of neglecting themselves and their relationships, and share successful strategies to combat these issues. Each chapter also includes reflective self-assessment questions for mothers to gauge where they are from a self-care standpoint, as well as lists of tried and true tools they can employ to achieve more balance, and ultimately more satisfaction, within themselves and in their relationships. Inspirational yet practical, The Self-Care Solution will dramatically impact women who are navigating the critical responsibility of motherhood while attempting to stay true to themselves.
Watching someone you love self-destruct hurts. Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 provides ninety devotions of strength, hope, and encouragement to families coping with addiction. Realizing you're not alone in your struggles brings comfort and confidence to face day-to-day challenges. The overall message of Praying for Your Addicted Loved One conveys hope to families caught in the cycles of addiction. The various stages of the disease: abuse, recovery, and relapse, take their toll on families. Hopelessness grabs a family's heart and wrings it out with each slip of clean or sober time. The verses in Jeremiah 30 and 31, the foundation of the book, offer promises of restoration and redemption. 90 in 90 reflects the 12 Step model of attending 90 meetings in 90 days. While your loved one attends meetings, you will read a daily devotional to lend spiritual support. "Today I pray for other lost addicts to find the hope of recovery. I pray the families reading this book will continue to have hope that an addict-any addict-can stop using drugs and find a new way to live. If there is one thing I can say to family members it is, never quit fighting. There is always hope. With hope, I, a once hopeless dope addict, am now a dope-less hope addict." ~Josh Cosby
Forget the gimmicks! To raise kids to become self-sufficient adults, they must work at a job outside of the family home. Dr. Eugene Helveston’s common-sense advice is a welcome and refreshing alternative to the hand holding and hovering adults have been told is necessary. After many years of observation and research, he believes that when youth work during their Second Decade—the critical, formative years between 10 and 20—they become motivated and inspired to find meaningful work, which is a knack that can last a lifetime and lead them to happiness and self-sufficiency as adults. In The Second Decade, the author offers a game plan for navigating two of the most important challenges facing today’s youth: gaining academic skills through a quality education and acquiring practical skills learned by working at a job. He also discusses: the importance of a formal education, basic life skills, the types of high schools and colleges available today, parenting styles, military service, mentoring, and IQ.