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Being There

Author : Erica Komisar
ISBN : 9781101992210
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An essential guide for new moms, celebrating the importance of a mother’s presence in the first years of life **As seen on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and CBS New York** In this important and empowering book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar explains why a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--gives the child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. In other words, when it comes to connecting with your baby or toddler, more is more. Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health of children and moms alike, this book shows parents how to give their little ones the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, Being There explains: • How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your career to stay home • How to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler • How to select and train quality childcare if necessary • What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and “I’ll make up for it when he’s older” • How to recognize and combat feelings of post-partum depression or boredom • Why three months of maternity leave is not long enough--and how women and their partners can take control of their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs in the first three years Being a new mom isn’t easy. But with support, emotional awareness, and coping skills, it can be the most magical—and essential—work we’ll ever do.

I Think You Re Wrong But I M Listening

Author : Sarah Stewart Holland
ISBN : 9781400208425
Genre : Self-Help
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“Sarah and Beth are an absolute gift to our culture right now. Not only do they offer balanced perspectives from each political ideology, but they teach us how to dialogue well, without sacri­ficing our humanity.” —Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Legacy Collective “Sarah from the left and Beth from the right serve as our guides through conflict and complexity, delivering us into connection. I wish every person living in the United States would read this compelling book, from the youngest voter to those holding the highest office.” —Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and The Next Right Thing More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. It’s exhausting, and it’s too much. In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. They believe that we can choose to respect the dignity of every person, choose to recognize that issues are nuanced and can’t be reduced to political talking points, choose to listen in order to understand, choose gentleness and patience. Sarah from the left and Beth from the right invite those looking for something better than the status quo to pull up a chair and listen to the principles, insights, and practical tools they have learned hosting their fast-growing podcast Pantsuit Politics. As impossible as it might seem, people from opposing political perspectives truly can have calm, grace-­filled conversations with one another—by putting relationship before policy and understanding before argument.

Juggling Work And Home

Author : Jan Voerman
ISBN : 9781479610167
Genre : Religion
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To many, the idea that women must work outside the home is a given. The days of the “stay-at-home-mom” seem to be gone. However, Jan Voerman—father, grandfather, and seasoned pastor—asks mothers to reflect upon how dropping their child off at daycare amidst tears and cries can negatively impact them in the future. He asks them to recall in comparison the joy and contentment that little face shows when he or she can be home in the presence of the most important person in their life: their mother. The time is brief that Christian mothers have to lead their little ones to Jesus and to raise them to respect God and their fellow human beings. Pastor Voerman recognizes the toll on mothers, their children, the church, and even society at large, when mothers must juggle the dual professions of home and career. His concern for mothers and families is based on the work of social science experts, personal observation, and on the very words of mothers who themselves feel torn in the struggle to be a superhero on all fronts.

The Art Of Parenting

Author : Dennis Rainey
ISBN : 9781493413683
Genre : Religion
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From Marriage and Family Experts Dennis and Barbara Rainey Dennis and Barbara Rainey have spent decades helping families find biblical help to strengthen and transform family relationships. Through radio broadcasts, conferences, and other events, they have been teaching on the foundations necessary for building godly families. Now they bring insights and expertise gleaned from those years of ministry, as well as from their own personal experience of raising six children, to The Art of Parenting. Expanding on parenting themes shared with FamilyLife audiences in person and on the radio, Dennis and Barbara offer trusted advice on how to establish Christian values in your home. In The Art of Parenting, Dennis and Barbara will help you to experience God's truth and apply his Word in your family by focusing your attention on four crucial elements in your children's lives: 1. Identity--understanding who they are in Christ 2. Character--learning to live wisely and honorably 3. Relationships--fostering godly connections with others 4. Mission--understanding why they are here When you apply biblical truths in these four areas, you can feel confident your children will have a foundation they can build upon for the rest of their lives.

The Attachment Effect

Author : Peter Lovenheim
ISBN : 9780525504405
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 84. 37 MB
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"Every reader will find this book about attachment enlightening." --Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight "Does a magnificent job of revealing how attachment manifests at the workplace, in friendships, religion, and even politics.” --Amir Levine, M.D., author of Attached A revealing look at attachment theory, uncovering how our early childhood experiences create a blueprint for all our relationships to come Attachment theory is having a moment. It’s the subject of much-shared articles and popular relationship guides. Why is this fifty-year-old theory, widely accepted in psychological circles, suddenly in vogue? Because people are discovering how powerfully it sheds light on who we love--and how. Fascinated by the subject, award-winning journalist and author Peter Lovenheim embarked on a journey to understand it from the inside out. Interviewing researchers, professors, counselors, and other experts, as well as individuals and couples whose attachment stories illuminate and embody the theory's key concepts. The result is this engaging and revealing book, which is part journalism, part memoir, part psychological guide--and a fascinating read for anyone who wants to better understand the needs and dynamics that drive the complex relationships in their lives. Topics include: * What it means to be securely and insecurely attached * How our early childhood experiences create a blueprint for future relationships--and how to use those insights to gain self-awareness and growth * Why anxious and avoidant attachment types tend to attract each other, and how to break the negative cycle * How anyone can work to become "earned secure" regardless of their upbringing and past relationships.

The African American Christian Parent

Author : Eddie B. Lane
ISBN : 0964776731
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 60. 15 MB
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Offers Bible-based parenting suggestions for the parents to be, as well as the parents of a teenager; it addresses the role of grandparents in the parenting process. Topics include choosng a career with your child, administering discipline, grade school problems, and choosing the forum of your child's education. It even deals with the grief associated with outliving your children. It is the "How To" book of parenting and growing healthy adults.

Laundry Can Wait

Author : Dorothy Cadet
ISBN : 9781608444625
Genre : Self-Help
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Laundry Can Wait is a straight-talking, no nonsense dialogue between author and reader. On this carefully crafted journey, you'll see how forming visions, goals, and making memories are the keys to a happy life. You are invited to delve in and discover how, as women, we prioritize other things that may be urgent over what matters most: creating a lifetime of memories for you and your family. We get so busy, we forget about creating balance in our roles as women, wives, and moms. You will read stories about "great mommy moments" and other days when there should have been a "do-over" button. Above all else, you will learn how you can be the "Best Mom in the Whole Wide World" for your child! So pull up a chair and know that Laundry Can Wait! Dorothy Cadet has three lovely children (Victoria, Jimmy and Gabriella), and is the wife of an amazing husband, James. Dorothy's diverse background has prepared her for her roles as woman, wife, mother, businesswoman, entrepreneur, teacher, and now, author. Dorothy has devoted nearly twenty years to being a teen and youth mentor and ministry leader. Having worked with the parents of thousands of adolescents and young adults, she discovered her love for women's issues. She has spent five of the last ten years teaching and ministering to women in all environments. This book has been a labor of love for her, and she truly hopes that women are rejuvenated and transformed into the best woman, wife and mother imaginable. Dorothy is working on several other books, so be on the lookout for them in the near future. The website is updated regularly.

When The Fairy Dust Settles

Author : Janet Parshall
ISBN : 9780446507059
Genre : Religion
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Radio show host Janet Parshall teams up with her daughter to answer common questions germane to daily Christian living.

When Every Word Matters

Author : Dean Amory
ISBN : 9781291642711
Genre : Self-Help
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The practical benefits of applying the techniques explained in ""When Every Word Matters"" go far beyond communicating with persons who are suffering from a psychosis. ""When Every Word Matters"" is about creating and expressing an attitude of empathy, which will prove useful every time when the way we see and experience things is different from the way our interlocutors do. Giving feedback, delivering bad news, dealing with unreasonable requests, criticism and complaints, conflict resolution, crisis communication, negotiating, mediating, coaching, motivating people, ... are some of the situations in which this attitude may make all the difference. The present document is a compilaton of public domain publications by the very best experts in the field? Amongst which: -Professor Tony Jonn, -Rose Mc Cabe -Stefan Priebe -Xavier Amador -Geoff Brennan -Gary Winship -Christina Theodoridou -Marshall Rosenberg -Liv Monroe -Peter M. Sandman

The Journey To Parenthood

Author : Diana Lynn-Barnes
ISBN : 1846190142
Genre : Medical
File Size : 67. 96 MB
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New and expectant parents need support and confidence. This book is designed to provide that. It assists in exploring and analyzing thoughts and feelings about childbirth and being a parent. This advice is not just for new mothers, but is great for couples and particularly useful for men in considering fatherhood and the role men play during pregnancy and after the birth.

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