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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Lif...
by Nir Eyal

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>"<i>Indistractable</i> provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results."</b><br />- James Clear, author of <i>Atomic Habits</i><br /><br />You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.<br /><br />What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become "indistractable?"<br /><br />International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing <i>Hooked</i>, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book.<br /><br />In <i>Indistractable</i>, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.<br /><br />Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. <i>Indistractable </i>reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.<br /><br />Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals:<br /><ul><li>Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture--and how to fix it</li><br /><li>What really drives human behavior and why "time management is pain management"</li><br /><li>Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable</li><br /><li>How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world</li></ul>Empowering and optimistic, <i>Indistractable </i>provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention--helping you live the life you really want.
The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remembe...
by Fred Rogers

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

October 08, 2003

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<b>A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the beloved PBS series <i>Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.</i></b><br /><br />There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us.<br /><br />Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.<br />
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Car...
by Melody Beattie

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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<b>The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.</b><br /><br />Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--<i>Codependent No More</i>. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.<br /> <br />With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, <i>Codependent No More</i> is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.<br /> <br />Melody Beattie is the author of <i>Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook</i> and <i>Playing It by Heart</i>.
What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff

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English

Pages

656

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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<b>America鈥檚 pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions.</b><ul><li>When can I take home a pregnancy test?</li><li>How can I eat for two if I鈥檓 too queasy to eat for one?</li><li>Can I keep up my spinning classes?</li><li>Is fish safe to eat? And what鈥檚 this I hear about soft cheese?</li><li>Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job?</li><li>I鈥檓 blotchy and broken out鈥攚here鈥檚 the glow?</li><li>Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound?</li><li>Will I know labor when I feel it?</li></ul>Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they鈥檙e so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can鈥檛 tell a baby by mom鈥檚 bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you鈥檒l also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options鈥攆rom water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will鈥攁nd you鈥檒l find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There鈥檚 a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.<br /> 聽
The Risk of Us
by Rachel Howard

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<p><b>Nearly half a million children are in foster care. Most placements fail. Will seven-year-old Maresa's?</b><br /><br /> "It starts with a face in a binder. CHILDREN AVAILABLE, reads the cover." So begins Rachel Howard's intimate and heartbreaking novel about a couple hoping to adopt a child from foster care, then struggling to make it as a family. Seven-year-old Maresa arrives with an indomitable spirit, a history of five failed foster care "placements," and a susceptibility to angry panic attacks fueled by memories of abuse. Maresa's new foster mother, whose name the reader never learns, brings good intentions but also her own history of trauma, while her husband's heart condition threatens to explode. These three flawed but deeply human characters want more than anything to love each other--but how does a person get to unconditional love? Over the course of a year, as Maresa approaches the age at which children become nearly impossible to place, all three must discover if they can move from being three separate people to a true family鈥攐r whether, almost unthinkably, the adoption will fail.</p><p>Written in a spare and thought-provoking style evoking aspects of Jenny Offill and Rachel Cusk, <i>The Risk of Us</i> deftly explores the inevitable tests children bring to a marriage, the uncertainties of family life, and the ways true empathy obliterates our defenses.</p>
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture You...
by , Tina Payne Bryson

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 04, 2011

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙燭he authors of聽<i>No-Drama Discipline</i> and <i>The Yes Brain</i>聽explain the new science of how a child鈥檚 brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.</b><br /> 聽<br /> <b>鈥淪imple, smart, and effective solutions to your child鈥檚 struggles.鈥濃€擧arvey Karp, M.D.</b><br />聽<br /> In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling <i>Mindsight</i>, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain鈥攁nd make accessible鈥攖he new science of how a child鈥檚 brain is wired and how it matures. The 鈥渦pstairs brain,鈥?which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child鈥檚 brain and foster vital growth.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽 <br /> 聽<br /> Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, <i>The Whole-Brain Child</i> shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.<br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>鈥淸A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.鈥?lt;i>鈥擪irkus Reviews</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> <b>鈥淪trategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.鈥?lt;i>鈥擳he Washington Post</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> <b><b>鈥淭his erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read <i>The Whole-Brain Child</i>. This is my new baby gift.鈥濃€擬ary Pipher, Ph.D., author of <i>Reviving Ophelia</i> and <i>The Shelter of Each Other</i></b><br /><br />鈥淕ives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child鈥檚 brain working together.鈥?lt;i>鈥擯arent to Parent</i></b></p>
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by , Elaine Mazlish

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

February 07, 2012

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The ultimate 鈥減arenting bible鈥?(<i>The Boston Globe</i>) with a new foreword鈥攁nd available as an ebook for the first time鈥攁 timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling authors.<br /><br />Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish 鈥渁re doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation鈥?(<i>Parent</i> <i>Magazine</i>).聽 Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author鈥檚 time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to: <br />路聽聽聽聽聽 Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment<br />路聽聽聽聽聽 Express your strong feelings without being hurtful<br />路聽聽聽聽聽 Engage your child's willing cooperation<br />路聽聽聽聽聽 Set firm limits and maintain goodwill<br />路聽聽聽聽聽 Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline<br />路聽聽聽聽聽 Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise<br />路聽聽聽聽聽 Resolve family conflicts peacefully<br /><br />Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.聽
Moms On Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months: (Updated and Revised 20...
by , Jennifer Walker

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English

Pages

167

Publication Date

March 01, 2012

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Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with over 20 years of experience and eight children between them (including two sets of twins). Who says that babies don't come with instructions? They do now! <br /><br />Everything that modern parents need to know about caring for babies in the first six months, including: <br />鈥?Step by step guidelines for getting babies on a routine<br />鈥?Hour by hour schedules at a glance<br />鈥?Feeding instructions for breast, bottle or both! <br />鈥?What symptoms warrant a trip to the emergency room<br />鈥?How to get your baby to sleep all night so you can too! <br />Plus, much more! <br /><br />Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with eight children between them has moms all over the globe hailing this as, "The absolute best baby book ever."
Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting,...
by Emily Oster

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />From the author of <i>Expecting Better</i>, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting.<br /><br />鈥淢any parents will likely find reading it a huge relief from the scare stories that seem to pop up everywhere these days...<i>Cribsheet聽</i>is not another call for the end of helicopter parenting or snowplow parenting or whatever kind of parenting is lighting up social media today, and it鈥檚 not a call to overthrow medical wisdom; it鈥檚 a call for parenting with context, and it鈥檚 freeing.鈥?鈥?lt;i>聽The Washington Post聽</i></b><br /><br /> With <i>Expecting Better</i>, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In <i>Cribsheet</i>, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting.聽<br /><br /> As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule鈥攐r three鈥攆or everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision?聽<br /><br /> Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time.聽<br /><br /> Economics is the science of decision-making, and <i>Cribsheet聽</i>is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert鈥攁nd mom of two鈥攚ho can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions鈥攁nd stay sane in the years before preschool.
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and...
by Simone Davies

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>Turn your home into a Montessori home鈥攁nd become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent.</b><br /><br /> It鈥檚 time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a 鈥渢errible two鈥?into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery.<br /><br /> With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child鈥檚 natural curiosity, from 鈥淭rust in the child鈥?to 鈥淔ostering a sense of wonder.鈥?Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: <ul><li>Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect鈥攚ithout resorting to bribes or punishment</li><li>Set up your home and get rid of the chaos</li><li>Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old</li><li>Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them</li><li>See the world through your toddler鈥檚 eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective</li><li>Be your child鈥檚 guide鈥攁nd truly celebrate every stage</li></ul>

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