The Third Parent

Author: Elias Witherow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945796708

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6537

No one knows where he came from. No one knows what he wants. No one dares ask about his strange physical abnormalities. For a quiet suburban neighborhood, things are about to change. And it starts with a knock at the door. Follow his rules. Don't call the police. Listen to his lessons. That's what Jack and his family were told. Held captive in their own house, they must face a growing storm of mental and physical trauma as they try to just stay alive. But even if Jack can survive the horror of his childhood, will his tormentor ever leave him alone? And who is he really? Who is Tommy Taffy?

My Third Parents

Orphanage to an American Dream

Author: Fernando Kuehnel

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490449135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 3277

My Third Parents: Orphanage to an American Dream is the compelling story of one man's journey full circle to find what matters in life. Fernando Kuehnel went from a deprived boyhood in an orphanage to a life on the streets of Manila searching the trash for food and scrap metal before being adopted along with his two brothers by an American couple. Culture shock, heartbreak, isolation and grief await the boys in their new home. It was not a dream come true - and the three boys found themselves abandoned again before being adopted a second time. Mercifully, their third set of parents is sensitive and prepared. Fernando Kuehnel shares his struggle to build a life of meaning and find real love after losing everything repeatedly. The road is rocky, and further heartbreak awaits before he discovers his true passion in life. This is a gripping read of an unforgettable story of searing loss and hard won happiness. This quest to find love and discover the meaning of family takes the reader through twists and turns where soaring optimism is met with grim disappointment and despair. False steps and wrong turns plague Fernando Kuehnel as he struggle to come to terms with his lifelong grief and understand how to love without fear. He and his brothers take an epic journey through life, living through hope and despair on a massive scale.

The Third Twin

Author: C. J. Omololu

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0385744536

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6130

Ava and Lexi, high school seniors and identical twins, created an imaginary triplet, Alicia, to date and dump boys but now they are being stalked and impersonated by the sister they invented and their former dates are turning up dead.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

Author: Laura Markham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613629

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 9347

A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

Letting Go, Sixth Edition

A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years

Author: Karen Levin Coburn,Madge Lawrence Treeger

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062571680

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

View: 3294

The sixth edition of this classic parents’ guide and college orientation staple has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the realities of college today. For more than a decade, Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years—from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on research and real life experience, and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, Letting Go, Sixth Edition, has been updated and revised, offering even more insightful, practical, and up-to-date information. In this era of constant communication, this edition tackles the challenge facing parents: finding the balance between staying connected and letting go. When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What issues of identity and intimacy await students? What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students—and for parents? What is different about today's college environment? What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes? A timeless resource, Letting Go, Sixth Edition, is an indispensable book that parents can depend on and turn to for all of their questions and concerns regarding sending their children to college.

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds, Third Edition

Author: Rex Forehand,Nicholas Long

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071713107

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7348

A clinically proven, five-week program for improving your child's behavior Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D. have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child's self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child’s behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems. The completely revised and updated edition includes: new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment. Uncover the specific factors that contribute to your child's disruptive behavior. Identify with real-life parent testimonials and discover strategies for managing specific behavior problems. Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology. New research highlights the scientific foundation behind the program. Topics include: Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child's Behavior; Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins; Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed?; It Takes More than Just Good Parenting; Does My Child Have ADHD?; Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program; Does My Child’s Behavior Really Need to Change?; Week 1: Attending; Week 2: Rewarding; Week 3: Ignoring; Week 4: Giving Directions; Week 5: Using Time-Outs; Integrating Your Parenting Skills; Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change; Creating a More Positive Home; Improving Your Communication Skills; Developing More Patience; Building Positive Self-Esteem; Helping Your Child Solve Problems with Peers; Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations; Specific Problem Behaviors

The Informed Parent

A Science-Based Resource for Your Child's First Four Years

Author: Tara Haelle,Emily Willingham, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698162994

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 909

The latest scientific research on home birth, breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines, and other key topics—to help parents make their own best-informed decisions. In the era of questionable Internet "facts" and parental oversharing, it's more important than ever to find credible information on everything from prenatal vitamins to screen time. The good news is that parents and parents-to-be no longer need to rely on an opinionated mother-in-law about whether it’s OK to eat sushi in your third trimester, an old college roommate for sleep-training “rules,” or an online parenting group about how long you should breastfeed (there’s a vehement group for every opinion). Credible scientific studies are out there – and they’re “bottom-lined” in this book. The ultimate resource for today’s science-minded generation, The Informed Parent was written for readers who prefer facts to “friendly advice,” and who prefer to make up their own minds, based on the latest findings as well as their own personal preferences. Science writers and parents themselves, authors Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham have sifted through thousands of research studies on dozens of essential topics, and distill them in this essential and engaging book. Topics include: Home birth * Labor induction * Vaginal birth vs. Cesarean birth * Circumcision * Postpartum depression * Breastfeeding * Vaccines * Sleep training * Pacifiers * SIDS * Bed-sharing * Potty training * Childhood obesity * Food sensitivities and allergies * BPA and plastics * GMOs vs. organic foods * The hygiene hypothesis * Spanking * Daycare vs. other childcare options Full reference information for all citations in the book is available online at http://theinformedparentbook.com/book-references/ From the Trade Paperback edition.

Third Grade Angels

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545469600

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3185

The long-awaited prequel to the bestseller FOURTH GRADE RATS George, aka "Suds," has just entered third grade, and he's heard the rhyme about "first grade babies/second grade cats/third grade angels/fourth grade rats," but what does this mean for his school year? It means that his teacher, Mrs. Simms, will hold a competition every month to see which student deserves to be awarded "the halo" - which student is best-behaved, kindest to others, and, in short, perfect. Suds is determined to be the first to earn the halo, but he's finding the challenge of always being good to be more stressful than he had anticipated. Does he have to be good even outside of school? (Does he have to be nice to his annoying little sister?) And if Mrs. Simms doesn't actually see him doing a good deed, does it even count? A warm, funny return to elementary school from master storyteller Spinelli.

The Black Farm

Author: Elias Witherow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945796500

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 3888

After the loss of a child along with a slew of agonizing misfortunes, Nick and Jess decide to end their lives. But nothing could prepare him for the nightmares he found...nothing could prepare him for The Black Farm.

The Worst in Us

Author: Elias Witherow

Publisher: Thought Catalog Books

ISBN: 9781945796784

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 5391

Driven home by grief, Cole returns to his family after being away for five years. He soon discovers that his brother, Joe, is locked in a bitter feud with a family who wants everything he's built for himself. As things begin to escalate and tempers start to flare, Cole finds himself pulled into a world of violence, hatred, and unchecked rage. There are no heroes. There are no villains. There is only the worst in us.

George (Scholastic Gold)

Author: Alex Gino

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545812585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2632

A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.

How to Care for Aging Parents

A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues

Author: Virginia Morris

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761166769

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 671

View: 7009

Completely revised and updated, this comforting and authoritative guide offers support and advice for those caring for an elderly relative or friend, incorporating recent medical findings, information on fraud, helpful online resources and "aging in place" technologies. Original.

Third Grade Mermaid

Author: Peter Raymundo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545918170

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7386

Cora is a small mermaid with a BIG personality. But like so many mermaids in the third grade, she is struggling to truly be herself. She wants to be like the Singing Sirens, the most glamorous swim team in the sea. Unfortunately, an annoying road--er, seablock--keep getting in her way. When Cora fails her spelling test, her coach says she can’t be on the team unless she gets an A on the next one! Can Cora conquer her spelling test, make the swim team, AND stay true to herself at the same time?

Defiant Children, Third Edition

A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training

Author: Russell A. Barkley

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462509568

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 9334

A perennial bestseller from a leading authority, this book provides an effective 10-step program for training parents in child behavior management skills (ages 2 to 12). Professionals get proven tools to help parents understand the causes of noncompliant, defiant, oppositional, or socially hostile behavior at home or in school; take systematic steps to reduce it; and reinforce positive change. Comprehensive assessment guidelines are included. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume features numerous reproducible parent handouts and two rating scales (the Home Situations Questionnaire and the School Situations Questionnaire). Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Reflects 15 years of research advances and the author's ongoing clinical experience. *Fully updated model of the nature and causes of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). *Revised assessment tools and recommendations. *The latest data on the program's effectiveness. *Spanish-language versions of the parent forms are available online for downloading and printing (www.guilford.com/p/barkley4). See also the related title for parents: Your Defiant Child, Second Edition: Eight Steps to Better Behavior. For a teen focus, see also Defiant Teens, Second Edition (for professionals), and Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition (for parents), by Russell A. Barkley and Arthur L. Robin.

The Parent Agency

Author: David Baddiel

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062405438

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5967

A boy travels to an alternate world where kids get to choose their own parents in this zany, internationally bestselling adventure, which combines the be-careful-what-you-wish-for humor of The Chocolate Touch with the classic appeal of Roald Dahl. Barry Bennett is sick of his parents. They’re boring, they’re too strict, and it’s their fault his name is Barry. So he makes a wish for better ones—and is whisked away to the Parent Agency, where kids get to pick out their perfect parents. For Barry, this seems like a dream come true. But as he’s about to discover, choosing a new mom and dad isn’t as simple as it sounds… The Parent Agency is the first children’s book by British author and comedian David Baddiel, and it includes illustrations by Roald Dahl Funny Prize–winning artist Jim Field.

The Parent App

Understanding Families in the Digital Age

Author: Lynn Schofield Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199899614

Category: Computers

Page: 299

View: 5894

Offers parents strategies for coping with the increasing presence of digital and mobile media and for managing new technology for their children, and examines how approaches differ among families according to income.

Taking Charge of ADHD

The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

Author: Russell A. Barkley

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 363

View: 6390

Provides a step-by-step plan for ADHD diagnosis and treatment, behavior management, strategies for helping children succeed at school and in social situations, and information on advances in research.

The Worst Kind of Monsters

Author: Elias Witherow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945796098

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

View: 4388

There's a dog sneaking into your daughter's bedroom and whispering in her ear. There's something horrible in that storm over the ocean. What does "feed the pig" mean? What are those ropes in the sky? Why is Dad acting so funny? In these dark tales you will experience every type of horror imaginable. It is so gruesome, frightening, and demented that only the bravest of readers will make it through these pages.

Among the Hidden

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689848070

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5998

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Family Identity

Ties, Symbols, and Transitions

Author: Vittorio Cigoli,Eugenia Scabini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317433890

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

View: 3643

Gender, generations, and lineage; faith, hope, and justice; gifts, duties, and debts; affection, responsibility, and generativity; values, secrets, and objectives; transmissions and transitions: these are the primary themes of family. They refer to what the family relationship builds in terms of organizational structure, motives, and objectives. Family assumes different forms and attire according to culture and the passage of time, but there are seeds that pass constantly through the millstone of family relationships and make up its identity. Family Identity: Ties, Symbols, and Transitions is the fruit of many years of research, and of the fertile exchanges with researchers all over the world, through personal contact as well as through their writings. The aim of this volume is to bring into focus all the many themes that help to construct family identity. It provides a conceptualization of the family that is both fresh and traditional. This book will appeal to researchers and students in family studies, developmental psychology, social psychology, and clinical psychology.