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The Birth Order Book - Kevin Leman
Call Number: 155.924
ISBN: 9780800734060
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
This updated edition of Dr. Leman's classic bestseller offers key insights into how birth order affects personality, marriage and relationships, parenting style, career, and children.

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The Daddy Shift - Jeremy Adam Smith
Call Number: 306.3615 S
ISBN: 9780807021200
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
Content includes: A stay-at-home dad's history of North America -- Searching for role models : Ed and Rachelle's story -- Stay-at-home economics, or five myths of care-giving fatherhood -- Searching for community : Chien's story -- Interlude : Now you see it, now you don't -- Returning to glory : Ta-Nehisi's story -- The astonishing science of fatherhood, or, three more myths about male care-giving -- Searching for heroism : Kent and Misun's story

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Connected Parenting - RSW, Jennifer, MSW Kolari
Call Number: 649.64 K
ISBN: 9781583333440
Publication Date: 2009-05-14

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Equally Shared Parenting - Marc Vachon; Amy Vachon; Lisa Belkin (Foreword by)
Call Number: 306.872 V
ISBN: 9780399535581
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Deals with parenting, sex roles, and dual-career families.

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Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids - Wendy S. Grolnick; Kathy Seal
Call Number: 649.1 G
ISBN: 1591025664
Publication Date: 2008-01-31
Focuses on dealing with competition while raising a successful child

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Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box - Sandi Kahn Shelton (Foreword by); Ann L. Dunnewold
Call Number: 649.1 D
ISBN: 0757305466
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Contains advice on how to banish non-productive guilt, worry, and self-doubt. Encourages readers to say "Yes" to simple ways to take better care of one's self and one's child.

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NurtureShock - Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
Call Number: 305.231 B
ISBN: 0446504122
Publication Date: 2009-09-03
Award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring because key twists in the science of child development have been overlooked. The authors discuss the inverse power of praise, why insufficient sleep adversely affects kids' capacity to learn, why white parents don't talk about race, why kids lie, why evaluation methods for "giftedness" and accompanying programs don't work, and why siblings really fight.

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Intuitive Parenting - Debra Snyder; Paul Coleman (Foreword by)
Call Number: 649.151 S
ISBN: 9781582702506
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
Topic include: Excpetional teachers: Our children as our guides; The essence of heartglow; The field of intuitive harmony; The resonance of sound; The resonance of touch; The resonance of love; The sensory exploration approach; Self-healing for parents; Living with an intuitive heart.

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Family First - Phil McGraw
Call Number: 306.8509 M
ISBN: 0743264932
Publication Date: 2004-09-14
Dr. Phil McGraw talks about the importance of families. He emphasizes that families are not becoming obsolete and are not simply old-ashioned. He stresses what parents need to stop doing in order to lead their families in such a way that competing messages and influences are drowned out.


Parenting and Divorce

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Joint Custody with a Jerk - Ross Corcoran; Julie A. Ross; Judy Corcoran
Call Number: 306.89 R REV ED
ISBN: 9780312584207
Publication Date: 2011-08-02
Offers advice and communication techniques for dealing with common problems commonly faced by divorced couples who share custody of a child.

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Putting Children First - JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
Call Number: 306.89 P
ISBN: 9781583334010
Publication Date: 2010-05-04
The breakup of a family can have an enduring impact on children. But as Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll explains with clarity and compassion in this powerful book, parents can positively alter the immediate and long-term effects of divorce on their children. The key is proven, emotionally intelligent parenting strategies that promote children's emotional health, resilience, and ability to lead satisfying lives.



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Parenting Adopted Adolescents - Gregory C. Keck
Call Number: 649.145 K
ISBN: 9781600062810
Publication Date: 2009-06-29
Adolescence -- Identity formation -- Loss of the birth family -- Facing frustration -- Adopting an adolescent -- Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse -- Transracial and transcultural adoptions -- Turning eighteen -- The clinician's role -- Developing empathy -- Stories of hope -- Random reflections.

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20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed - Sherrie Eldridge
Call Number: 649.145 E
ISBN: 9780385341622
Publication Date: 2009-10-27
From the author of the bestselling "Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew" comes an invaluable resource guide filled with practical advice to help adoptive parents form closer bonds with their children.


Parenting Emerging Adults

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When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? - Jeffrey Jensen Arnett; Elizabeth Fishel
Call Number: 306.874 A
ISBN: 9780761162414
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
Introduction : why this book (and why we're writing it together) -- The zigzagging road to adulthood -- Your parallel journey -- From parent and child to (something like) friends -- Mom, R u up? -- The college years -- The boomerang kid -- You can't hurry love -- Saying "I do" or "I don't" -- For hire -- The bank of mom and dad -- Keeping the faith (or not) -- When things go wrong -- Emerging at last -- Acknowledgments -- Index.

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Mom, Can I Move Back in with You? - Linda Perlman Gordon; Susan Morris Shaffer
Call Number: 306.874 G
ISBN: 1585422908
Publication Date: 2004-04-26


Gay and Lesbian Families

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LGBTQ Families - Eva Apelqvist
Call Number: 306.874 A
ISBN: 9780810885363
Publication Date: 2013-08-28
What is a family -- The kids are alright -- The T in LGBTQ : a discussion about sex and gender -- Love and marriage: amendments -- Other legal issues -- Bullying -- Media, popular culture and lgbtq families -- Religion, politics and corporations -- Activism -- It's a small world after all -- Celebrating family.

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Gay and Lesbian Families - Roman Espejo
Call Number: 306.848 G
ISBN: 9780737743029
Publication Date: 2009-05-29
Provides essays that cover varying opinions on gay and lesbian families. Essay topics include: Gay marriage threatens families, children, and society / Robert Benne and Gerald McDermott -- Gay parenting places children at risk / Real Women of Canada's REALity magazine -- Gay parenting does not place children at risk / Leslie Cooper, Paul Cates, and Judith Stacey -- Gay adoption should be accepted / Julian Sanchez -- Gay adoption is not in the best interest of children / Ed Vitagliano -- Parents should accept their gay and lesbian children's sexual orientation / John Pugh -- Parents of a homosexual child should uphold own view of homosexuality / Joe Dallas -- Gay marriage in California establishes equal rights / Los Angeles Times Opinion column -- Gay marriage in California harms society / David R. Usher -- Supporting gay "couples" restricts resources available to families / National Observer staff -- Greater acceptance and support helps gay families / Jane E. Brody -- Organizations to contact.



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Divorce: Guiding You Through the Process
Call Number: DVD 306.89 D
ISBN: 0891761002019
Publication Date: 2008
Section 1: Legal procedure -- Section 2: Financial implications -- Section 3: Co-parenting strategies.
Featured experts: Victor Morales; Paul Maione; Tracy Ross; Stanley Newmark; Maria C. Mitropoulous

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Teens, Sex, and Health
Call Number: DVD 649.1 I
ISBN: 0891761002057
Publication Date: 2008
Disc 1 includes the topics: Message to parents; Female reproductive health; Male reproductive health; Sex 101. Disc 2 includes the topics: Birth control; Sexually transmitted diseases & infections; HIV/AIDS education; Drugs & alcohol effects on sexual health.

There are a lot of myths, rumors and out-dated facts about sex and sexuality. Get accurate, up to date information from experts in the fields related to sexual education. After watching the program, teenagers and parents should be better informed on everything from protection to sexual pharmacology.


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Mom, Sex Is No Big Deal! - Sharon Hersh
Call Number: 248.8431 H
ISBN: 0877882029
Publication Date: 2006-04-18
Introduction: You're on holy ground -- Understanding your worlds -- Sex and your daughter -- Sex and you -- Sex, you, and your mothering -- Sex, your daughter, and you -- Building a bridge between your worlds -- "Mom, it's not the same as when you were a teenager!" -- "Mom, we're not having sex!" -- "But mom, I love him!" -- "Mom, it's my body!" -- Conquering roadblocks to relationships -- Abusive dating relationships -- Addictive teenage relationships -- Questions regarding sexual orientation -- Conclusion: The healing story.

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A Parent's Guide to Raising Grieving Children - Phyllis R. Silverman; Madelyn Kelly
Call Number: 155.937 S
ISBN: 0195328841
Publication Date: 2009-04-02
This book is intended to help parents and children to cope with death. The issue of how children perceive death at different ages is addressed. The different venues through which formal help can be found are also discussed.

Developing Character in Teens with Love and Logic - Jim Fay (Read by)
Call Number: BOOK CD 649.7 F
ISBN: 1930429096
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
This book CD is divided into nine sessions: Introduction, greetings from Jim Fay, kids' contributions to the family, four steps, consequences, the importance of chores, rewards, Dr. Charlie, and Randy. It deals with the overall topics of discipline, parenting, and responsibility.

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Teen Drug Abuse - David M. Haugen
Call Number: 362.29 T
ISBN: 0737733357
Publication Date: 2006-08-25

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Defuse - Karol Ladd
Call Number: 152.4708 L
ISBN: 9780849907241
Publication Date: 2007-08-07
This book deals with the topics of being the mom you are meant to be, recognizing and dealing with your anger, anger self-assessment for moms, and determining what's worth getting angry over and what's not. Healthy ways to handle anger and survival steps are also included.

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Good Kids, Tough Choices - Rushworth M. Kidder
Call Number: 649.64 K
ISBN: 9780470547625
Publication Date: 2010-09-28
A practical analysis and inspiring guide for teaching kids 'ethical fitness'. Parents are beginning to realize that deficiencies in ethics and character are becoming a big problem among our nation's children. According to the latest data, lying, cheating, and rampant insensitivity to other people are increasingly common. What can parents do? In this book, ethics expert Rushworth Kidder shows how to customize interventions to a child's age and temperament. He encourages parents not to give up, since what they do can always make a difference, regardless of how long or deep the bad habits of dishonesty may be. This author encourages parents to intervene early and re-establish children on the right course. The book explores the keys to ethical behavior: Honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, and compassion. All of Kidder's practical advice is based on the latest psychological and neuroscientific research about how kids develop character and learn what's right and wrong.--Provided by publisher.

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The Well-Behaved Child - John Rosemond
Call Number: 649.64 R
ISBN: 9780785229049
Publication Date: 2009-10-13

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Positive Discipline A-Z - Jane Nelsen; Lynn Lott; H. Stephen Glenn
Call Number: 649.64 N REV. EXPANDED ED.
ISBN: 9780307345578
Publication Date: 2007-03-27

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Creative Correction - Lisa Whelchel
Call Number: 649.64 W
ISBN: 1561799017
Publication Date: 2000-09-05

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Have a New Kid by Friday - Kevin Leman
Call Number: 649.64 L
ISBN: 9780800719029
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
Monday: where did they all come from? -- Tuesday: disarming the dude (or dudette) with the 'tude -- Wednesday: show me a mean teacher, and I'll show you a good one (it's all in the perspective) -- Thursday: But what if I damage their psyche? (Uh... what's a psyche?) -- Friday: the Doc is in... and it's you -- Ask Dr. Leman: A to Z game plans that really work -- Epilogue: fun day.


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