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Parenting
Easing the Transition, A Parenting Guide
This wonderful book is geared toward the first time parent or first time adoptive parent. This book would also serve to remind "seasoned" parents of the ongoing needs of their adoptive children. Though each adoption is a unique and individual experience, much knowledge can be gained by preparing yourself to become a parent of an adoptive child. This booklet includes chapters such as: Waiting, Travel Tips, What to expect, Enhancing bonding, Productive Parenting Pointers, Items orphans need and Resources for parents. A very highly recommended book for parents adopting from any country!

What to Expect the First Year
The awesome encyclopedia of child care from the authors of the bestselling What to Expect the Toddler Years comes the most comprehensive guide available on the next phase of parenting-newborn care. The authors have made the first year easier for parents by advocating a common-sense, you-can-do-it approach to parenthood. The volume is encyclopedic in its coverage, leading parents from month to month, check-up to check-up, even feeding to feeding. Sections cover sleeping habits, infant illnesses, safety, postpartum depression (for mom and dad), traveling with baby, seasonal care, first food recipes, common home remedies and a chart of common childhood illnesses. WEBMASTERS CHOICE for parenting.

What to Expect the Toddler Years
With more than thirteen million copies in print, the What to Expect books have become America's pregnancy and childcare bibles. The Toddler book can be used by parents adopting children up to 5 years of age who have been institutionalized as it covers milestones that institutionalized children don't reach until much later. WEBMASTER'S CHOICE for parenting.

Parenting With Love and Logic : Teaching Children Responsibility
This is a book to help parents raise kids who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the world by teaching them responsibility and the logic of life by giving them the opportunity to solve their own problems from the earliest possible age.

Parenting-Parenting Challenges
Holding Time: How to Eliminate Conflict, Temper Tantrums, and Sibling Rivalry and Raise Happy, Loving, Successful Children
From a parent reading this book..."I adopted a little girl who had been neglected in her early months. When she started to rage and have uncontrollable outbursts of anger even in her sleep, I did not know what to do. I was very fortunate to have found the book Holding Time and I began Holding Therapy. Dr. Welch teaches you how to provide a safe place in which you and your child can work through and let go of anger and it will do the same for you. My daughter and I were able to begin to bond and trust right away.For parents who have felt alone, depressed, angry, abandoned, or in despair, Holding could be the solution.

Raising Your Spirited Child
The spirited child--often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"--can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate. Spirited kids are, in fact, simply "more"--by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you. COMPANION WORKBOOK: Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook

Parenting the Fussy Baby and the High-Need Child : Everything You Need to Know - From Birth to Age Five
The bestselling authors of The Baby Book present a reassuring and wonderfully practical guide for parents of fussy babies and difficult children. Some helpful hints include proven baby calmers, a checklist of medical factors parents should watch for, sound advice on discipline, and much more. You may think you're too busy and stressed to read a book, but this one will give you lots of ideas to make your life more peaceful.

The Challenging Child : Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five 'Difficult' Types of Children
Identifying five "difficult" child personality types--sensitive, withdrawn, defiant, inattentive, and active/aggressive--a guide explains development from the child's perspective and offers strategies on how to make such differences positive. Described by Publisher's Weekly as "a rope with a life preserver at the end."

The No-Cry Sleep Solution
Sleep is the one of the most-discussed topics among new parents - because they don't get enough. Most books on helping babies sleep fall into two categories: let them cry it out or simply live with getting up at night. Parent educator Elizabeth Pantley, author of Perfect Parenting, wasn't satisfied with either approach. Her method is based on research into sleep associations and will appeal to parents because it does not involve leaving your child to cry himself to sleep. And best of all, it really works. . This is the long-sought-after answer for sleep-deprived parents who don't want to let their children cry themselves to sleep.

Parenting-Parenting the Adopted Child
Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss
A guide to helping children deal with loss features information on informing a child of a loss, the roles of sadness and anger in mourning, the importance of maintaining a child's self-esteem, and more.

A Child's Journey Through Placement
Parents who want to help children build healthy attachments and self-esteem to minimize the risks associated with complex placement experiences will find this an important addition to their resources. This book MUST be required reading for ALL adoptive families for insuring they have true insight on parenting their child responsively.

Raising Adopted Children : Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent
Written by one of the most recognized and respected adoption authorities today, this definitive handbook presents thought-provoking, informative aid, answering a vast array of questions concerning open adoption, international and transracial adoptions, prenatal drug exposure, and more. This book answers questions like: How will my child "bond" or form attachments to me? When and how should I tell my child that he was adopted? What should schools be told about my child? Will adoption make adolescent upheavals more complicated?

Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child
A leading authority on adoption and an award-winning writer bring wisdom and clarity to situations important to all adoptive parents. Real Parents, Real Children goes beyond the question of when to tell children they are adopted with practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about adoption...Throughout, the special concerns and challenges of interracial, international, and older-child adoptions are also addressed.

Parenting-Discipline
1-2-3 Magic
This newly revised second edition provides a fine coverage of effective discipline choices to be used on children ages 1-12. From handling sibling rivalry and arguing to avoiding self-defeating syndromes and reactions, this covers everything from home to public behavior, providing parents with plenty of solid tips which work.

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