"When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It's OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her "renegade rules" for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It's Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It's Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don't Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they're spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it's technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules"—
The author recalls her life as an activist, speaker, mother of five biological and adopted children, and rabbi, focusing on how she found faith and meaning in the world.
Demystifies the teen brain by presenting new findings, dispelling widespread myths and providing practical advice for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and teens.
Science writers and parents themselves, the authors, sifting through research studies on dozens of essential topics, present the latest scientific research on hone birth, breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines and other important topics so that parents-to-be can make their own best-information decisions. Original.
The New York Times best-selling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter presents an analysis of the new sexual landscape faced by girls in today's high schools and colleges, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons and important possibilities in girls' modern-world sex lives. 50,000 first printing.
Journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty exposes the myth of the midlife crisis, drawing on emerging information from the fields of neurology, psychology, biology, genetics and sociology.
Drawing on her strong foundation in the study of child development and early education, as well as her classroom experience, the author challenges the conventional wisdom about early childhood, encouraging parents to rethink how and where young children learn best.
How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-ups: The Three Things You Must Do To Help Your Child or Teen Become a Fulfilled Adult
An expert on parenting and childhood argues that children are suffering because parents are no longer assuming leadership roles in families, sharing recommendations for how caregivers and educators can reverse damaging trends.
An unconventional coming-of-age memoir reveals the author's relationship with her father — a wise guy who relied on charm, wit, and an unyielding belief that he was above the law — and describes how she set herself on a path away from the cycle of violence around her.
The NPR radio host recounts her late husband's long battle with Parkinson's and her efforts to reconstruct a life without him, describing how she found inspiration in the examples of widowed colleagues and her advocacy of the Right to Die movement.
A doctor encourages parents to help improve their child's neural development and their vocabularies through tuning in to what they are doing, speaking to them using many descriptive words and engaging them in conversations. 30,000 first printing.
Female friendships are the subject of song and story today, but that wasn't the case — The Social Sex traces the evolution of female friendship, all the way back to the era when conventional wisdom held that women were incapable of forming friendships.
The acclaimed poet reflects with gratitude on her life after the sudden death of her husband, discussing her personal quest for meaning and understanding, her renewed devotion to her teenage sons, and meditating on the blessings of love and family.
How My "Distressed Baby" Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles
A woman who gave birth to an extremely premature baby who fought for her life describes what it felt like to become the target of an attack by the CEO of AOL, who claimed her daughter's medical expenses caused a cut in employee benefits.
A reformed gang member who became a community activist describes his experiences working with young men in South Los Angeles, helping them to become better fathers despite their struggles and lacking of their own father figures.