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Mom and Son Journal: Fun, Prompted Journal to Get to Know Your Teen Son Better (fill in the blank journal)

By Catherine Adams

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Mom and Son Journal: Fun, Prompted Journal to Get to Know Your Teen Son Better (fill in the blank journal)
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This light-hearted and engaging journal will bring Mom and teen son closer together through painless (promise!) easy, fun questions!

An equal mix of fun and thoughtful questions for mom and teen to answer.  No essays or long answers required!  Questions are all fill-in-the-blank, checklists or multiple choice.  All are engaging, quick and easy. 

Do you think you know your teen son?  Questions include:

Does your son believe in Karma?  Love at first sight?

What skills will help him in a Zombie apocalypse?  

What world problem would he solve if he was in charge for the day? 

Can you predict what qualities he hopes for in his future career? 

What is he most worried about right now?

What things do you say annoy him the most?  

Take turns answering questions, or just pick up and read aloud and answer and discuss.

Teen-tested…this journal is guaranteed to create discussion, have a little fun and do a bit of bonding.  This light-hearted journal is a painless way for a teen son to share his thoughts with his mom.

Makes a great gift for Mom.  Also perfect for a long car ride, vacations or even while at the dinner table. 

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

By Shonda Rhimes

Simon & Schuster
Released: 2016-09-13
Paperback (352 pages)

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
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The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times).

She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today. Her iconic characters live boldly and speak their minds. So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes is an introvert? That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances? That she suffered panic attacks before media interviews?

With three children at home and three hit television shows, it was easy for Shonda to say she was simply too busy. But in truth, she was also afraid. And then, over Thanksgiving dinner, her sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms: You never say yes to anything. Shonda knew she had to embrace the challenge: for one year, she would say YES to everything that scared her.

This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir explores Shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, book-loving childhood to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her. The book chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. Yes.

“Honest, raw, and revelatory” (The Washington Post), this wildly candid and compulsively readable book reveals how the mega talented Shonda Rhimes finally achieved badassery worthy of a Shondaland character. Best of all, she “can help motivate even the most determined homebody to get out and try something new” (Chicago Tribune).

Letters to My Son Writing Journal: Lined Notebook Journal to Write In, Blank, 6" x 9", 128 pages

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Letters to My Son Writing Journal: Lined Notebook Journal to Write In, Blank, 6" x 9", 128 pages
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Letters to my Son Blank Journal with Lined Pages. Letters to my Son is the perfect baby keepsake gift to my Son. Offers parents, especially mothers, a unique way to send love, support, and advice to a son of any age.

Use this journal to capture all of the moving, proud or funny moments throughout your son's childhood while they are still clear in your mind. Write letters to your son on a regular basis.

  • 6 x 9" inches Softcover Journal Book
  • 128 Inside Pages(64 Sheets)
  • Lined on Both Sides
  • So cute and small it can easily fit in your purse or backpack
  • Lined paper is acid-free; it’s perfect for writing with pen, pencil, or any writing utensil of your choice
  • Makes the perfect gift for baby showers, 1st birthdays, new births, birthday parties, or any other occasion that is special for celebrating your son.

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

By Leonard Sax

Basic Books
Released: 2016-06-28
Paperback (352 pages)

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
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Why America's sons are underachieving, and what we can do about it.

Something is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A's, her brother Justin is goofing off. He's more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework.

In Boys Adrift, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.

Love You to Pieces, Beautiful Monster: A Literal Tale for Parents and their Monsters (Big Heart, Little Laughs)

By J K Coy

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Love You to Pieces, Beautiful Monster: A Literal Tale for Parents and their Monsters (Big Heart, Little Laughs)
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“Bought this for my daughter, and the first time I read it to her I could relate to every page, by the end I had tears. It nails parenting on the head.”


Shhh.  These parents have a secret. 


From the moment their baby wakes, an emotional day of ups and downs begins. All this beautiful monster wants is every ounce of their parents love and attention, ALL.DAY.LONG. 

What could go wrong with that?


"Every day you make me crazy, I love you to pieces, Beautiful Monster."

'Love You to Pieces, Beautiful Monster' describes the emotional roller coaster ride that is lovingly referred to as: A Day in the Life of Parenting Young Children. From breakfast to bedtime, you'll laugh at all the emotions these parents and their sweet child go through in just one day.

During a time when parents feel like they are in SURVIVAL MODE, this story is a sweet and fun reminder that they are not alone. This message of love shines through - our babies make us a little crazy, but we can't help but love them to pieces!

Little ones love the repetition and relatable illustrations from their everyday life, while parents gravitate toward the loving truths of parenthood.

Parents often describe this book as the perfect baby shower gift. But truthfully, the best way to gift it is to yourself and your little monster.

It is time to snuggle up and enjoy the perfect children's book for parents and their little ones.  Get yours now!

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The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation

By Karen Bonnell

Sasquatch Books
Released: 2017-08-22
Paperback (288 pages)

The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation
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The Co-Parenting Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of guiding children through divorce or separation and raising them skillfully in two homes.
 
Addressing parents’ questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief, and recovery, the authors provide a road map for all family members to safely navigate through separation/divorce and beyond. Through tested and reassuring guidance, parents will discover how to move from angry, hurt partners to constructive, successful co-parents who are able to put their children’s needs first. Chock-full of strategies to help resolve day-to-day issues, create boundaries, and establish guidelines, this handbook will help ensure kids and co-parents thrive.

On Becoming Baby Wise, Book Two: Parenting Your Five to Twelve-Month Old Through the Babyhood Transition

By Gary Ezzo

Babywise.life
Paperback (150 pages)

On Becoming Baby Wise, Book Two: Parenting Your Five to Twelve-Month Old Through the Babyhood Transition
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It's reality-check time! You're at least four months into your tour of parenting, and the complexities of child training are starting to multiply. As your baby is growing physically, his mind is adapting with an increasing awareness to new sights, sounds and sensations. He can now interact with his material universe with greater attentiveness. Now feeding time is more than a biological response initiated by a baby's sucking refles. For the five-month-old, meal times become a complex and conscious interaction between child and parent, food and drink, preference and need, likes and dislikes, must do and won't do! Watch out - big changes are coming to their world and yours! 
In his 26th year in practice, join pediatrician Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo to discover the proven methods that more than 8 million parents have made their own with incredible success.  The second half of your child's first year of life holds some of the most powerful windows into their cognitive and emotional growth and development.
"As a practicing pediatric neurologist, husband, and father, I fully endorse and highly recommend Babywise 11.  The principles found in this book are immensely practical and universally applicable.  If the principles of structure and routine found in this resource were widely applied in the early months and years as they should be, I would see far fewer patients over the age of two with behavioral deficiencies and neurologic challenges. " 
                         --- Robert P. Turner, M.D. of Richmond, Virginia

How to Build Your Baby's Brain: A Parent's Guide to Using New Gene Science to Raise a Smart, Secure, and Successful Child

By Gail Gross

SKYHORSE
Released: 2019-09-03
Hardcover (456 pages)

How to Build Your Baby s Brain: A Parent s Guide to Using New Gene Science to Raise a Smart, Secure, and Successful Child
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Winner of the 2019 National Parenting Product Award

Ranked #1 by BookAuthority for 2019 Best New Parenting Books


Your child’s DNA is not destiny; you are at the helm, guiding their course.

The truth is, nature and nurture are in a delicate dance—if one goes too fast, the other one falls. Science tells us that early childhood experiences have the capacity to structure and alter the brain. That means you didn’t just supply your child’s DNA—you’re still shaping it. And it’s only by wielding this power that your child will activate their full potential. You are truly a gene therapist; manipulating and guiding your child’s genetic makeup based on the experiences you create for them.

Contrary to what modern parenting trends have told us, parenting is much simpler than we dared to imagine. Great parenting comes down to one mission: to be prepped and present for the windows of your child’s development so that you can take full advantage of them and help your child become a smart, successful, self-sufficient adult. It doesn’t require formal training or a fancy degree—all it takes is getting involved. Once parents learn how to flip the right gene “switches,” they can expand the limits of their child’s potential and lay the emotional and intellectual groundwork that allows them to seize opportunities for success fearlessly, naturally, and enthusiastically.

With a PhD. in education and a second in psychology, and forty years of experience as an educator, Dr. Gross combines an understanding of childhood development with practical and realistic tools to teach parents how to best take advantage of their child’s developmental windows. How to Build Your Baby's Brain translates the results from scientific studies about expanding consciousness and performance into day-to-day interaction between parents and children.

The 2019 Baby Names Almanac

By Emily Larson

Sourcebooks
Released: 2018-12-04
Paperback (384 pages)

The 2019 Baby Names Almanac
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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 2019 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to browse.

With the most up-to-date data* and forecasts for what's going on TODAY

Here's a sneak peak at the ideas, lists, predictions, and suggestions you'll find in the 2019 edition:

  • The newest trends and upcoming names to watch
  • The hottest names in your state
  • The cutting edge names on the rise (and the superhot names falling fast)
  • Pop culture names gaining speed
  • Gender-neutral names (and the rate they're used)
  • New twists on the classics
  • Celeb baby names expected to soar
  • The meaning behind names on your list

And much more! This comprehensive resource is perfect for the modern parent looking to name their newest baby girl or boy.

*The SSA baby names database runs two years behind, with the most recent, complete data collected from 2017

Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life

By Radha Agrawal

Workman Publishing Company
Released: 2018-09-04
Hardcover (232 pages)

Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life
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Get ready to focus on the single most important thing you can do to live a happy, healthy, and successful life: BELONG.

“Read this book, do what it says, and discover exactly where you fit in.”
—John Mackey, Co-founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market
 
“If you want to belong, read this book.”
—Deepak Chopra, MD
 
“From the moment I opened this book I was hooked. This book is caring and tender, challenging and action-driven. It is now on my recommendation list.”
—Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, host of Where Should We Begin? podcast
 
How is it that the internet connects us to a world of people, yet so many of us feel more isolated than ever? That we have hundreds, even thousands of friends on social media, but not a single person to truly confide in? Radha Agrawal calls this “community confusion,” and in Belong she offers every reader a blueprint to find their people and build and nurture community, because connectedness—as more and more studies show—is our key to happiness, fulfillment, and success.
 
A book that’s equal parts inspiring and interactive, and packed with prompts, charts, quizzes, and full-color illustrations, Belong takes readers on a two-part journey. Part one is Going IN—a gentle but intentional process of self-discovery and finding out your true energy levels and VIA (values, interests, and abilities). Part two is Going OUT—building on all that you’ve learned about yourself to find those few special people who feed your soul, and discovering, or creating, the ever-widening groups that align with your aims and desires.
 
As the Co-founder and CEO of the popular global morning dance community Daybreaker, Radha Agrawal developed an immense offline community with her team of Community Catalysts in 25 cities and on a dozen college campuses around the world by creating a physical space for people to connect, self-express, sweat, and dance. Now, Radha offers the life-changing strategies, tips, and tricks for making friends that will light your fire and give you the exhale of  “Ahh, I’m home.” 

“Radha has written a book that’s fun to read, easy to digest, and embodies deep wisdom. This isn’t just a book I’m endorsing. This is a book that I want to buy multiple copies of because I have so many friends and acquaintances that will benefit from it. It’s the first book I couldn't wait to finish reading it so I could give my copy to one of my friends to read the same day.”
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and author of Delivering Happiness


 
 
 
 

 
 
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