Why a Daughter Needs a Mom

Author: Gregory E. Lang

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402242778

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 3253

The perfect gift to honor any mom, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Daughter Needs a Mom will be the perfect gift for a girl's most trusted friend.
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Why a Daughter Needs a Dad

Author: Gregory E. Lang

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402242786

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 5009

The perfect gift for a girl's first love, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Daughter Needs a Dad will bring together fathers and daughters everywhere.
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Why a Son Needs a Mom

Author: Gregory E. Lang

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402242794

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 3104

The perfect gift for a boy's lifelong fan, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Son Needs a Mom will bring together mothers and sons everywhere.
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Why a Son Needs a Dad

Author: Gregory E. Lang

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402242808

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 4610

The perfect gift to honor any dad, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Son Needs a Dad will bring together fathers and sons everywhere.
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Why I Love Grandpa

100 Reasons

Author: Gregory E. Lang,Meagan Lang

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1581826966

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 8329

With touching photographs of grandfathers and grandchildren of various ages and races, Why I Love Grandpa gives 100 reasons why grandfathers are truly special. In Why I Love Grandpa, best-selling author Gregory E. Lang and his daughter, Meagan, celebrate the importance of a grandfather in his grandchildren's lives, each reflecting on memories of their own grandfathers. A grandfather's position in the family is honored and almost sacred. With touching photographs of grandfathers and grandchildren of various backgrounds and ages, Why I Love Grandpa gives 100 reasons why grandfathers are truly special.
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Why We Are a Family

100 Reasons

Author: Gregory E. Lang

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581824681

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 9837

"My family has been the bedrock of my life - understanding, accepting, loving, helping, and teaching me at every step along my journey. It was from my family that I learned children come first and elders are to be respected, that I learned to give care and solace to those in need, to be thankful always and to give and receive affection often, to live up to my word and duty and to forgive, forget, have fun, and to never miss a chance to tell someone, 'I love you.' It is my family that I think about when in moments of reflection I ask myself what I am worth, what I have done with my life, and what I am going to do tomorrow." - Best-selling author Gregory E. Lang Building a happy, healthy family is a high priority for most of us these days. In Why We are a Family Lang celebrates his family and all families with the traditions, togetherness, and lasting fellowship that strengthens everyone in them. He sees that love is what holds a family together and makes it strong by providing a reservoir of strength and comfort for every member to draw from. Born into a large, loving family, Lang counts his blessings every day for the support and affection his extended family brings to his life. Because of the strong ties that bind his family together, he has no trouble outlining what it means to be a family. From "We help one another, but we don't keep score" to "We love to sit together and reminisce," his 100 reasons for why a family is a family will ring true for families of all kinds. With photographs of families by varying sizes and backgrounds, Why We are a Family affirms all that is good about one of the basic building blocks of our lives and the world around us.
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88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates

Fun, Easy & Creative Ways to Build Memories Together

Author: Rob Teigen,Joanna Teigen

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493413716

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8000

With today's busy schedules, it can be difficult for fathers to create meaningful memories with their girls. 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates provides dads with a wide variety of fun ideas for spending quality time with their daughters. Each date tells dads what supplies to grab, where to go, and how to grow together while having a blast and making great memories. Included for each date are Scriptures and questions to get the conversation flowing. From bird-watching and making paper airplanes to bowling and photo scavenger hunts, there's something for every dad and every little girl ages 6-12. This updated edition of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates also includes conversation starters and a list of date ideas for teen daughters.
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Why I Need You

100 Reasons

Author: Gregory E. Lang,Janet Lankford-Moran

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581824407

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 5311

Uniquely written from the perspective of the baby,Why I Need You is a gift for parents at any stage of parenthood. For new parents, it is an inspirational book that encourages them to press on, even when the day's requirements include changing another gooey diaper and wiping spit-up off of their best outfit. The birth of a baby is both wondrous and miraculous-often described as the happiest day of a parent's life. Even so, any new parent experiences a certain degree of fear upon the arrival of a newborn. Mixed with the joy and anticipation of welcoming a new life into the world is the overwhelming feeling of being completely responsible for the nurturing and well-being of a brand-new human. "I wish my daughter had come with an instruction book," writes Gregory E. Lang, "a parent's manual of endless details describing all possible infant behaviors." Since no book existed, Lang, like millions of other parents, felt his way along and learned by trial and error.Why I Need You is the record of what he learned, the manual that didn't come with his daughter. Why I Need You evokes the tender moments of child rearing and the emotion-filled memories that last a lifetime, reminding them from time to time why they were loved - and why they were needed.
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Why a Baby Needs a Mommy

100 Reasons

Author: Gregory Lang,Janet Lankford-Moran

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402265638

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 2509

This gift is a heartwarming and poignant record of a baby's unique needs, told from the point of view of little ones and complete with photos and sentiments that capture the beauty of motherhood.
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Why I Love You

100 Reasons

Author: Gregory E. Lang

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581826999

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 1886

As a firm believer that love should never go unexpressed, Gregory E. Lang has given couples a new form of self-expression with Why I Love You: 100 Reasons. Pairing vivid photographs of loving couples with heartwarming quotes, Why I Love You is the perfect gift to show someone how much they mean to you. More than 200,000 copies sold of the previous edition of this book in the New York Times bestselling gift series.
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Regretting Motherhood

A Study

Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171377

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 272

View: 4941

Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers.Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the "next step" of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts.If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.
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Raising a Daughter

Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman

Author: Jeanne Elium,Don Elium

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307779068

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 2010

Girls are born believing that they can do anything, but our media-driven culture of mixed messages and conflicting values can make growing up a confusing and risky business. And for parents, it is a daunting responsibility to raise confident, independent daughters while still keeping them safe. Jeanne and Don Elium address such complex challenges as: • peer pressure and evolving social roles • emotional effects of physical changes • moodiness, eating disorders, and depression • the consequences of early sexuality • the gender gap between girls and boys • new research on ADD and ADHD in girls • daughters and single parenting Raising A Daughter guides parents through each stage of a girl’s development, from infant to toddler, through middle childhood, the teen years, and on into early adulthood. A bestseller since 1994, this newly revised classic offers a practical exploration of what it means to have a daughter, and a compassionate study of what it means to be a woman coming of age in today’s world.
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481409948

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3507

Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a 12-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.
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Being There

Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters

Author: Erica Komisar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109294

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 271

View: 8858

In this important and conversation-starting book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar offers a provocative and compelling premise- a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--means that her child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. aWhen that essential presence goes missing, the child is at higher risk for social, emotional, and developmental issues, both immediate and long term. a Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health and well-being of children as well as that of the mothers who care for them, this book shows mothers and fathers how to give their children 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 current and cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, the book 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 select and train quality childcare if necessary--and how to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler - What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and how to 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
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Pieces of Why

Author: K. L. Going

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147509866

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5070

Tia lives with her mom in a high-risk neighborhood in New Orleans and loves singing gospel in the Rainbow Choir with Keisha, her boisterous and assertive best friend. Tia's dream is to change the world with her voice; and by all accounts, she might be talented enough. But when a shooting happens in her neighborhood and she learns the truth about the crime that sent her father to prison years ago, Tia finds she can't sing anymore.
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A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558743669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 3428

Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
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Why Mommy Drinks

Author: Gill Sims

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008267456

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6764

Why Mommy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.
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Thank You, Mom

100 Reasons Why I'm Grateful for You

Author: Gregory E. Lang

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581825992

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 8581

"I was a difficult child. I tormented my parents with my struggles for independence, disrespect, and disobedience. I was a rebel without a clue. I was not unlike most children and teenagers. I am pretty sure I rarely showed appreciation for what my mom did for me and gave to me. I simple didn't say thank you when I should have. This is my chance. Thank you, Mom." - Best-selling author Gregory E. Lang Lang says that there were many times when hew as hard on his mother and brought pain to her heart. Many times he didn't have the wisdom to take responsibility for his actions or the humility to admit that he was wrong. And yet she loved and cared for him in spite of his misconduct and ingratitude. Now, years later as a parent himself experiencing the tensions of parenting firsthand, he writes Thank You, Mom to express his gratitude to his mother, not just for the many sacrifices she made on his behalf, but also for the patience she extended to him in those turbulent years. In short, he thanks her for never giving up on him. He knows that he can't possibly thank his mother enough for everything she did for him while he was growing up, but in these pages he tries. In doing so, he touches on many universal themes that mothers and their children have always shared. "Thank you for loving me so much when it didn't seem that I loved you at all." "Thank you for helping me with my homework." "Thank you for making sure I learned to understand and respect 'no.'" "Thank you for teaching me how to do my own laundry." "Thank you for listening to me." "Thank you for protecting me from the dangers I couldn't see." Thank You, Mom is a gift book for anyone who wants to tell that special woman that you love her, that you know what she did for you, and that you look to her as the model for what it means to be a parent.
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408825090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5248

A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
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Counting by 7s

Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1848124074

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 369

View: 9327

In the tradition of WONDER and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD this award-winning New York Times bestseller is an intensely moving, lyrically-written novel. COUNTING BY 7S tells the story of Willow Chance, a twelve-year-old genius who is obsessed with diagnosing medical conditions and finds comfort in counting by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.
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