The QE Parenting Library
Is your easy-going son
starting to give you attitude? Is your daughter spending all her
time “chatting” with friends on MSN? Concerned that homework and
the pressures of extracurricular activities are stressing your teen
If you’d like some help with
these and the myriad of other tween - and teen - related challenges, check out
QE’s new Parenting Resource Library. This collection of 122
award-winning, best-selling parenting books, 21 CD's and
18 DVD's are available on loan — at no charge — to QE parents for a three-week
period. A description of each book, CD and DVD is listed below.
If you see a title you’d like to borrow, please email School Council at firstname.lastname@example.org and
arrangements will be made to send the book, CD or DVD home with your son or
Here are the titles currently available to
QE parents and caregivers:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
by Stephen R. Covey (2 copies)
Steven R. Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving
the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary--that confront all
families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary
people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, "The 7
Habits of Highly Effective Families" shows how and why to have family meetings,
the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs,
and how to move from dependence to interdependence. "The 7 Habits of Highly
Effective Families" is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey (2 copies)
In The 7 Habits of Highly
Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated,
principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With
penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway
for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity -- principles
that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take
advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey
Being a teenager means making important life
decisions. But it doesn't mean life has to be tough.
Using language and real-life teen scenarios, The Seven Habits of
Highly Effective Teenagers speaks convincingly about relationships, peers,
parents, school and life choices offering direction and specific skill training
to help teens make informed decisions. The book helps teens create their own
unique destinies at a time when everything often seems overwhelming and
complex. An entertaining, step-by-step
guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure,
achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more.
12 Simple Secrets Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy
Kids by Michele Borba (2 copies)
Heart-warming insights into raising children
with confidence, resilience and character, based on a survey of 5,000 real moms
for their experience and wisdom in raising happier, more
confident kids by returning to a more natural, authentic kind of
mothering. She shares 12 top secrets of successful moms culled
from her research and shows how to apply them to your family.
You'll learn how
Apply the 12 essential
principles that child experts and 5,000 parents say matter most in good
Raise children with confidence, resilience, and
Create a customized mothering plan and use it
so it leads to success with your child.
Cut the guilt and reduce the stress by sticking
to what really counts in parenting good kids today.
Discover simple ways to make big differences in
your family's life.
Active Parenting of Teens by Michael H.
Here's a book covering the
time-honored basics of parenting a teen while also addressing today's hot
topics. You'll learn what's going on in a teen's head, and why
they do the things they do. You'll learn how to open up lines of
communication, encourage cooperation and responsibility, solve problems and
discipline effectively. This book also presents 10 strategies for
preventing problems relating to drugs, alcohol, violence and sex
Ageless Body, Timeless
Mind by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
There is nothing
inevitable about aging--that is the inspiring message from Dr. Deepak Chopra.
In the phenomenal bestseller (over one million hardcover copies in
print), Dr. Chopra reveals how, thanks to the extraordinary healing power of the
mind-body connection, you can retain vitality, creativity, memory, and
self-esteem as you age
Am I A
Normal Parent?: Expert Advice, Parenting Tips, and The Reassurance
You've Been Looking For by Sara Dimerman
I A Normal Parent? features a powerful self-assessment quiz that will
quickly help you understand what is wrong (and right) in your parenting style.
Just by answering 50 easy-to-complete, highly revealing questions,
you will know if what you are thinking, doing, and feeling as a parent is normal
... or not and what can be done about it.
Analyze Yourself: A Teen’s Guide to
Understanding Their Friends, Parents, and Themselves by Dr. Karyn
Although this resource is in the self-help
genre, the subtitle certainly indicates it may be of interest to adolescents.
With self-esteem as the focus, the author has used a format and writing style
that will appeal to high school students. Whether the topic is friendship,
anger, body image, or ways to feel good about yourself, the advice is practical
and applicable. The index provides easy access to the contents.
Deficit Answer Book by Alan
While Dr. Wachtel advocates the use of appropriate medications,
including Ritalin, Dexedrine, and anti-depressants. Dr. Wachtel's
belief is that ADHD--which affects more than one million children--is more than
a biological problem; it affects a child's self-esteem, social life, and his or
her ability to perform well in school. In this book, Dr. Wachtel
provides a balanced, sensible, and comprehensive approach to treating ADHD.
Born to Rebel – Birth
Order, Family Dynamics and Creative Lives by Frank J.
Why do people
raised in the same families often differ more dramatically in personality and
temperament than those from different families? What made Charles
Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, and Voltaire uniquely suited to challenge the
conventional wisdom of their times? This book details a pioneering
new theory of the significance of birth order that envisions the family as an
ecosystem in which siblings compete for parental resources by occupying specific
A Brief History of Anxiety – Yours &
Mine by Patricia
Patricia Pearson gives a witty, insightful and highly personal look at
recognizing and coping with fears and anxieties in our contemporary
The millions of North Americans who silently cope with
anxiety at last have a witty, articulate champion in Patricia Pearson, who shows
that the anxious are hardly "nervous nellies" with "weak characters" who just
need medicine and a pat on the head. Instead, Pearson questions
what it is about today's culture that is making people anxious, and offers some
surprising answers-as well as some inspiring solutions based on her own fierce
battle to drive the beast away.
on personal episodes of incapacitating dread as a vivid, often hilarious guide
to her quest to understand this most ancient of human emotions, Pearson delves
into the history and geography of anxiety. Why are North Americans
so much more likely to suffer than Latin Americans? Why did Darwin
treat hypochondria with sprays from a hose? Why have we forgotten
the insights of some of our greatest philosophers, theologians and psychologists
in favor of prescribing addictive drugs? In this blend of
fascinating reportage and poignant memoir, Pearson ends with her struggle to
withdraw from antidepressants and to find more self-aware and
philosophically-grounded ways to strengthen the soul.
Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues That Teach Kids to Do
the Right Thing by Michele Borba
In this indispensable book for parents,
Borba has created a new break-through in conceptualizing and teaching virtue,
character and values under the auspices of a measurable capacity -- Moral
Intelligence. This book confronts the front-page crisis we now
face in our country regarding youth violence, alienation, self-destructive
behavior, cold-heartedness, and lack of compassion, insensitivity, intolerance
and the breakdown of values. The author provides a new way to
understand, evaluate and inspire our kids with the seven essential virtues which
comprise moral intelligence. A
treasure trove of practical ideas to help children build skills that will make
cruel, selfish and destructive behavior unthinkable.
The Bully, the
Bullied and the Bystander: From Pre-school to High School — How
Parents Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence by Barbara
It's the deadliest combination going: bullies
who get what they want from their target, bullied kids who are afraid to tell,
bystanders who either watch, participate, or look away, and adults who see the
incidents as simply "teasing" and a normal part of childhood. We have only to
look to the headlines to understand that this is a recipe for tragedy. Some
bullying victims, their cries unheard, have fought back with violence that has
devastated entire communities; others have committed suicide; many more suffer
in silence, their lives a constant round of emotional and physical pain. In The
Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander, Barbara Coloroso gives parents,
caregivers, educators-and most of all, kids-the tools to break the cycle of
Children Who Do Too
Little (includes a discussion guide) by Patricia Sprinkle
Using stories and plenty
of humor, the author argues persuasively and entertainingly, that children need
to do chores--to develop basic life skills to learn responsibility, and learn
how to become dependable, capable adults. She gives helpful suggestions for
making chores part of a child's routine including appropriate tasks for
different ages, how to get children to work, easy cleaning tips and
Warfare: The Assault on Canada’s Schools
by Maude Barlow
True or false?
Today's kids are growing up illiterate and totally unprepared for life in
a high-tech future. The liberal left-wing curriculum has turned Canada's schools
into the nursery of the welfare state. Class Warfare: The Assault
on Canada's Schools tackles these questions and takes a highly controversial
look at the present condition of Canada's embattled public education
Dance of Intimacy – A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key
Well-known psychotherapist Dr. Harriet Learner has helped millions of
women with relationship problems. In this book the author outlines the steps to
take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be
healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where
intimacy is most challenged – by too much distance, too much intensity, or too
much pain – she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a
more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others.
Combining clear advice with vivid case examples, Dr. Lerner offers us the
most solid, helpful book on intimate relationships that both men and women may
Child by Stanley Turecki
Stanley Turecki has brought relief to millions
of parents with his revolutionary understanding of parenting. He
offers you a 10-step checklist to define your child`s temperament, identifying
specific problem areas. He tells you how to kindly - but firmly -
deal with the usual conflicts, making your punishments both more effective and
less severe. He also tells you how to respond to your child as an
individual and cultivate their creativity and potential for positive thinking.
This invaluable guide also helps you understand ADHD and ADD and
lets you know if you should seek a professional diagnosis.
The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil
From the vogue for nubile models to
the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history
and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today and the
corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood. Deftly marshaling
a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman suggests that
childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new
medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But
now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the
adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both
news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year
Handbook for Kids by Cynthia MacGregor
Divorce is tough on kids.
MacGregor knows how tough it can be, and she has prepared a
down-to-earth guide that genuinely helps. Included are discussions
of many topics troubling kids when their parents’ divorce: reasons
parents get divorced; ways the divorce will change kids’ lives; kids' feelings
about divorce; things kids can do to help them feel better (and reassurance that
they are not to blame); who to talk to; and what's likely to happen next.
This isn’t just a book about divorce, but
about life after divorce; visitation, custody, straddling two households, and
making it all work
Down Syndrome (A Parent’s Guide to) by Siegfried M.
This text teaches
not just what to expect as your child with Down syndrome grows but what you can
hope for in terms of health, schooling, and your child’s life in the community.
It includes reassuring guidance, and straightforward
Karyn: Guide to the Teen Years by
Dr. Karyn Gordon
DR. KARYN'S GUIDE TO THE TEEN YEARS
is a book that stands alone amid other parenting
guides. Dr. Karyn's Guide to the Teen Years is firmly based on
what teens actually think, feel and do. Dr. Karyn explains the
recent research that shows the teen brain is actually different and reveals how
this difference radically affects adolescent - and parent - behaviours. Unlock
the secret to a happier, healthier parent-teen relationship.
9 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to
Achieve by Janine Walker
The quality of drive provides the
momentum for a person to dream and achieve, creating a unique, independent
life. How do you inspire your children to develop this vital
characteristic? How do I get my child excited about learning?
To enrol in a good college? To move out of the
house? To create his own life? Designed to assist
parents, educators, and counsellors to get kids of all ages off the couch and
into the world, Drive outlines nine specific steps proven to beat boredom and
foster self-motivation and resourcefulness. Filled with quizzes,
anecdotes, and practical strategies, Drive helps parents turn "Generation Me"
into "Generation Move."
Dysfunctional School Uncomfortable Truths and Awkward Insights on School,
Learning and Teaching by Michael Reist
Here is a book that looks at
schools from the inside, from the point of view of a classroom teacher who has
spent a career trying to understand how schools work – and don’t work.
In a collection of short
reflections, the author describes some of the dysfunctional attitudes and
behaviours that diminish learning and hurt children.
The Dysfunctional School is a call
to all adults responsible for the care of young people to question the
traditional approaches of what the author refers to as “factory schooling.”
The Elephant in the Playroom by Denise Brodey
Candid, passionate, personal, and
heartbreakingly funny, a view from within the whirlwind of parenting a child
with special needs. The book offers readers comfort, community and
In The Elephant in the Playroom, moms and
dads from across the country write intimately and honestly about the joyful
highs and disordered lows of raising children who are "not quite normal."
Laying bare the emotional, medical, and social challenges they
face, their stories address issues ranging from if and when to medicate a child,
to how to get a child who is overly sensitive to the texture of food to eat
lunch. Eloquent and honest, the voices in this collection will
provide solace and support for the millions of parents whose kids struggle with
ADD, ADHD, sensory disorders, childhood depression, Asperger's syndrome, and
autism--as well as the many kids who fall between diagnoses.
Family First - Your
Step-By-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family by Dr. Phil McGraw
From Dr. Phil’s Letter to
Parents: I want to talk
to you about family: yours and mine. I know and feel that as
parents, you and I share some very important priorities. Just like
you, I love my family more than anything in this world and I want us all to be
safe, healthy, happy and prosperous in everything we do both within our family
and as we go out into the world. Cynics will tell you that in our
fast-paced society "family" is becoming obsolete, that it is just an
old-fashioned, lost concept, getting buried in a busy world of "enlightened"
people. I'm here to tell you that that is not right, not even
close. Family is even more important today than in generations
past, and its erosion is unacceptable. This is a fight we can and
must win. This is a fight we will win if we just do our homework
and plug in. What I intend to do in Family First is tell you with
great precision what you need to stop doing and what you need to start doing to
lead your family with such a pure purpose and power that the competing messages
and influences are drowned out. I plan to help you define success
and then take the steps to create and claim it for you and yours.
Your children are the stars in your crown and it is time for them
to shine; it is okay for them to shine and, if you do your job, shine they will.
-- Dr. Phil
Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships
Work by David D. Burns
Simple, Powerful Techniques that Make
We all have someone we can't get
along with-whether it's a friend or colleague who complains constantly, a
relentlessly critical boss, an obnoxious neighbour, a teenager who pouts and
slams doors (all the while insisting she's not upset), or maybe a loving, but
Dr. Burns' method for improving relationships is easy
and surprisingly effective. The book is filled with helpful
examples and brilliant, user-friendly tools such as the Relationship
Satisfaction Test, the Relationship Journal, the Five Secrets of Effective
Communication, the Intimacy Exercise, and more, so you can enjoy far more loving
and satisfying relationships with the people you care about.
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger
Syndrome by Luke Jackson
Have you ever been called a freak or a geek?
Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13
years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has
learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are
more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years is a minefield
of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome,
the result is often explosive.
Drawing from his own experiences and gaining
information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening,
honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as
bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems,
dating and relationships, and morality.
However, his main reason for writing was because "so
many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents
with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope
that we could all learn together".
Get Out of My Life
by Anthony E. Wolf (3 copies)
Get Out of My Life provides parents with a
new understanding of their teenagers so they will look at them in a whole new
light, seeing them as young people on a journey to empowerment.
The world has not stood still; in fact, it
is changing faster than ever. And while the classic struggles
between parents and teenagers still remain, societal changes have brought about
many new ones that parents of earlier generations never dreamed of.
Today’s parents must deal with such “new problems” as their
children experimenting with the latest recreational drugs; increased sexual
activity at a younger age; the Internet; and above all, a world that seems far
less safe than ten years ago. Dr. Wolf realized the importance of
these ever-evolving issues, which is why he has decided to significantly revise
Get Out of My Life. And most importantly, he reassures parents
that everything will turn out alright.
Girls on the Edge
-The Four Factors Driving the New
Crisis for Girls - Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions and
Envy by Leonard Sax
Girls are cutting
themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they're fat, and
starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about
grades they can't sleep at night at eleven years of age. What's going
on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers.
He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the
outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion
of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are
obsessed with grades or Facebook. Dr. Sax provides parents with
tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping
your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female centered
activities, and more. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge
points the way to a new future for today's young women.
Girls will be Girls: Raising
Confident and Courageous Daughters by JoAnn Deak and Teresa Barker
JoAnn Deak draws from the latest brain
research on girls to illustrate the exciting new ways in which we can help our
daughters learn and thrive. Most telling of all, she gives us the voices of
girls themselves as they struggle with body image, self-esteem, intellectual
growth, peer pressure, and media messages. The result is a masterly book that
addresses the key issues for girls growing up; one that fulfills a desperate
need for clear guiding principles to help mothers, fathers, and their daughters
navigate this chaotic contemporary culture. A
comprehensive road map to the many emotional and physical challenges girls ages
six to sixteen face in today’s changing world.
Growing Up On the Spectrum
by Lynn Koegel
The first comprehensive guide to
helping teens with autism
Adolescence is a fraught time for
any child. But what if your child is among the more than half
million currently estimated to fall on the autistic spectrum? The
toddlers diagnosed during the first wave of this epidemic are growing up, and
there is alarmingly little information available on how to guide them to
independent and successful adulthood.
With questions and concerns of
Claire LaZebnik, a writer and the parent of a teenager with autism and
additional pieces by LaZebnik's sixteen-year-old son Andrew, we are offered a
unique first-person perspective. The book addresses universal
parental concerns, from first crushes, a changing body, and the challenges of
being socially appropriate to how to succeed at college and beyond.
Guiding Your Child Through Grief by Mary Ann
Emsniler & James Pemswiler
Helping a child cope with the loss of a parent
or other beloved family member or friend can be your most trying experience as a
parent. No one wants to see a child suffer, and this is one
situation that renders you virtually powerless. Jim and Mary Ann Emswiler know
what they're talking about here. Jim's first wife died at the age
of 39; he married Mary Ann a few years later, and the pair tried to help their
three children cope with the loss of their mother. They founded
one of the nation's largest bereavement groups for children to help them get
over the loss of a parent. Guiding Your Child Through Grief offers some advice
including the five needs of grieving children, why children revisit their grief
throughout life and how a grieving parent can best take care of him/herself and
The Heart & Soul
of the Next Generation by Michael J. Bradley
This book should inspire both teens and
their parents. His stories will convince you
that today's teens have what it takes to make tomorrow's world a better
Bradley draws on his 30 years of experience
as a teen psychologist to profile 20 adolescents who dealt courageously with
pain and suffering. In lively, empathetic prose, he relates cases
involving difficult issues indeed, such as the serious illness of a parent,
suicide, bullying and abortion. One boy, Adam, baldly states his
determination to keep trying to commit suicide: "life is too
painful for me .... It's unfair that all of you should make me
stay here and suffer." But with Bradley's help, Adam finds the
small part of himself that wants to live and helps it to grow.
Karin's case ends more tragically. After
successfully completing rehab for alcoholism, she is taunted by local bullies
for not drinking, abandoned by her boyfriend, gets drunk and shoots herself.
In a particularly poignant anecdote, a boy named Nick struggles to
tell his father that he is gay. The revelation surprisingly leads
to a new closeness between father and son. This informed and
compassionate look at the courage of teenagers highlights the ability of young
people to triumph over adversity.
Help Your Teen Beat
an Eating Disorder by James Lock & Andrew de
If your teenager shows signs of having an eating
disorder, you may hope that, with the right mix of love, encouragement, and
parental authority, he or she will just "snap out of it." If only
it were that simple. To make matters worse, certain treatments
assume you've somehow contributed to the problem and prohibit you from taking an
active role. But as you watch your own teen struggle with a
life-threatening illness, every fiber of your being tells you there must be some
part you can play in restoring your child's health.
In Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
compelling evidence is presented that your involvement as a parent is
critical. In fact, it may be the key to conquering your child's
illness. It also provides the tools you need to build a united
family front that attacks the illness to ensure that your child develops
nourishing eating habits and life-sustaining attitudes, day by day, meal by
meal. Full recovery takes time, and relapse is common.
But whether your child has already entered treatment or you're
beginning to suspect there is a problem, the time to act is now.
This book shows how.
The Highly Sensitive
Child – Helping our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
In The Highly Sensitive Child,
Aron focuses on highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as
highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up.
The book shows how “Highly Sensitive Children” are born deeply
reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These
qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the
wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin
acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this
behavior comes from-and as a result, are often mislabeled as overly inhibited,
fearful, or "fussy," or classified as "problem children" (and in some cases,
misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder).
But raised with proper understanding and care, they are no more
prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy,
healthy, well-adjusted adults.
With chapters addressing the needs of
specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child
delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the
sensitive children in their lives.
The Highly Sensitive
Person – How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by
Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
Fifteen to twenty percent of the world's
population has an abnormally sensitive central nervous system.
These Highly Sensitive People, or HSPs, overreact to stimuli and
become overwhelmed by events and activities others consider normal.
Other problems include excessive irritation from commotion or
noise and an intense desire to break away from social situations.
On the other hand, because their experience of the world is so
poignant, they can show remarkable intelligence and creative capacity.
Dr. Elaine Aron, a psychologist crusading to make the medical
community recognize this phenomenon, outlines this personality type and suggests
ways HSPs can both understand their personality and have success in spite of
Hold onto Your Kids:
Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate (2 copies)
One of the most disturbing and misunderstood
trends of our time is happening -- peers are replacing parents in the lives of
our children. This phenomenon is dubbed as peer orientation, which
refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for
direction: for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of
behavior. But peer orientation undermines family cohesion, poisons
the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth
culture. It provides a powerful explanation for schoolyard
bullying and youth violence; its effects are painfully evident in the context of
teenage gangs and criminal activity.
Hold On To
Your Kids will restore parenting to its natural intuitive basis and the
parent-child relationship to its rightful preeminence. The concepts, principles
and practical advice contained in Hold On To Your Kids will empower parents to
satisfy their children's inborn need to find direction by turning towards a
source of authority, contact and warmth.
How to Talk So Kids
Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele
Faber and Elaine Mazlish (2 copies)
An ideal resource for parents, teachers,
Sunday school volunteers and anyone else who strives to develop that important
bond of genuine communication with children. The book provides practical advice
and encouragement to parents on how they can learn their child’s emotional
language, unlocking the door to their child's heart --and vastly improved
relationships! Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to talk
so that both children and teens will listen. This book will take
the frustration out of parents'' interactions with their kids when they master
Childspeak and Teenspeak. All it takes is learning to package
words in such a manner that kids and teens want to listen. These
principles of parent-child communication are time-tested and proven approaches
that will change and improve family communication.
Down-to-earth advice on how to be more
effective with your children and more supportive of yourself, with tips on
everything from coping with your child’s negative feelings to setting firm
limits while still maintaining goodwill.
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen
& Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and
The renowned #1 New York Times bestselling
authors share their advice and expertise with parents and teens in this
accessible, indispensable guide to surviving adolescence.
This essential guide tackles the tough issues
teens and parents face today. Filled with straightforward advice
and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to parents
and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement
suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting
relationships. From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, it gives
parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years
I Have a Story for
You…Musings of the Moodivator
by Carole Bertuzzi Luciani
This book is a truthful account of segments
of Carole Bertuzzi Luciani`s life spanning from 1958 to today. She
recalls situations along the way that have been challenging, thought provoking,
often embarrassing and mostly humorous. Carole`s memory for
details is incredible; her openness is endearing; and her writing style is warm
and friendly. Whether it be her historical (hysterical) accounts
of her brush with bingo, baseball or the bane of everyday life, you will be both
touched and tickled.
“I Never Get Anything!” How to Keep Your Kids from Running Your
Life by Thomas W. Phelan
Outlining the six tactics
kids use to get their way, this reference teaches parents to think objectively
about their children's favorite ploys and emotionally manipulative strategies.
Insightful analyses emphasize the importance of understanding the
underlying emotional dynamics of testing and offer practical solutions, from
knowing how to say "no" comfortably to when to say "yes" encouragingly.
Ensuring a healthy relationship between children and parents, this
humorous, down-to-earth guide enables parents to manage their own behavior and
that of their children.
I’ll Be the Parent, You Be the
Kid by Paul Kropp
Familiar and authoritative, Paul
Kropp's expert parenting advice is a relief to Canadians looking to find
the "right" parenting book among the glut of guides available today.
Practical and direct, Kropp engages parents with a
readable style and open approach to the concerns that make parents often feel
it's impossible to do the right thing! I'll Be the Parent,
You Be the Kid strips it down to the basics, from dealing with the
short-comings of day care to the perennial issue of correct discipline, to
staying on top of your kids' education.
Kids Are Worth
It by Barbara Coloroso (5 copies)
Chances are that, as a parent, you
and Barbara Coloroso already have something in common: you both know that "kids
are worth it."
By looking at the difference
between encouragement and rewards, discipline and punishment, Coloroso helps
parents learn how to empower and influence their children instead of controlling
them by teaching them how to think, not what to think.
With new material throughout,
including a new chapter on bribes and threats, kids are worth it! is an
indispensable addition to any family's bookshelf. Coloroso
examines three approaches to parenting through meaningful examples and anecdotes
and she demonstrates which approaches work and which don't.
By applying her powerful methods to
specific topics such as toilet training, chores and sibling rivalry as well as
buffering children from sexual promiscuity, drug abuse and suicide, she feels
that teaching kids to take ownership of their feelings and problems can lead to
progress toward self-discipline.
Leader in Me: How
Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a
Time by Stephen
The world has entered an
era of the most profound and challenging change in human history.
Most of our children are not prepared, and we know it.
Parents around the world
see the change and know that the traditional three R''s -- reading, writing, and
arithmetic -- are necessary, but not enough. Their children need
to become far more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences.
they need to increase their ability to think for themselves, take
initiative, get along with others, and solve problems.
Business leaders are not
finding people whose skills and character match the demands of today's global
economy, including strong communication, teamwork, analytical, technology, and
organizational skills. They need young people who are
self-motivated, creative, and have a strong work ethic.
How will we bridge this
ever-widening gap? The Leader in Me is the story of the
extraordinary schools, parents, and business leaders around the world who are
preparing the next generation to meet the great challenges and opportunities of
the twenty-first century.
The best way to prepare
the next generation for the future is to emphasize the value of communication,
cooperation, initiative, and unique, individual talent -- for nothing undermines
confidence more than comparison. Whether in the classroom or at
home, it is never too early to start applying leadership skills to everyday
life. Drawing on the many techniques and examples that have
already seen incredible success around the world, The Leader in Me shows how
easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a
timely answer to many of the challenges facing today's young people, businesses,
parents, and educators -- one that is perfectly matched to the global demands of
the twenty-first century.
Learning The Arts in an Age of Uncertainty
by Walter Pitman
Walter Pitman has been able
to make his case about “Learning The Arts in an Age of Uncertainty”, readable
and persuasive. His books provide the kind of reasoning about the
centrality of the arts in education. Parents who are concerned
about the real nature of their children’s education should read this
Learning Outside the Lines … by Jonathan Mooney
Between 30 and 45 million Americans
live with learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder. While the majority of these students possess above
average intelligence and unique gifts, school systems do not understand and
consider them lazy, unintelligent and destined to fail. Drawing on
their own experiences, Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach students with a
learning disability or ADHD how to use their individual cognitive and creative
skills. Learning Outside the Lines refutes the idea that LD and
ADHD students are defective and concentrates instead on these students'
strengths: remarkable visual and spatial abilities and heightened
Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World by
Christine M. Field
Does your child know how
to use a check book? Boil an egg? Do the laundry? Read a map? Homeschooler
Christine Field helps parents systematically teach kids - from preschool to the
teen years - what they need to know to thrive as adults.
Strategies – Doing What Works – Doing What Matters by Dr. Phillip
Dr. Phil McGraw describes the ten Laws of Life that
every person needs to know. These laws are like the laws of
gravity - they exist, and you don’t get a vote. Learn them, use
them, and improve virtually every aspect of your life, from work to home to
spiritual to physical. Ignore them and you’ll continue to pay the price.
Dr. Phil McGraw gets you not to just give lip service about being
accountable, but shows you how to be accountable and how to do it effectively.
With a seven-step process for achieving your goals, Dr. Phil shows
you how to strategically control your life, rather than continue as a frustrated
Living Well with Cancer by Katen Moore and
This book offers a revolutionary new approach to symptom management,
from a nurse who has experienced first-hand the day-to-day discomforts many
cancer patients are forced to endure.
Living with Fear – Understanding
and Coping with Anxiety by Issac M.
Living with Fear is a self help book that gives practical advice to
people who are suffering from phobias panic obsessions rituals or traumatic
distress. The book includes phobias e.g. fear of Aids
contamination as well as the latest treatments. There are
references examples and case studies throughout the book. The case
examples are drawn from many parts of the world.
The Lolita Effect by Dr. M. Gigi
Brand name thong underwear for
ten-year-olds; oversexed and underdressed celebrities gone wild; dolls with
companion "sexy" clothing lines for preteen girls: how do we raise
sexually healthy young women in this kind of environment? "The
Lolita Effect" offers parents, teachers, counsellors, and other concerned adults
effective and progressive strategies for resisting the violations and
repressions that put girls at risk.
Lonely, Sad and Angry:
A Parent’s Guide to Depression in Children and Adolescents by
Barbara D. Ingersol
and Sam Goldstein
All children experience
occasional feelings of loneliness, sadness, and anger. However,
when these feelings are so strong and so prolonged that they appear to overwhelm
the child, the possibility of childhood depression must be
In Lonely, Sad and Angry,
authors Barbara D. Ingersoll and Sam Goldstein define depression in
straightforward terms and explain how depression differs from the normal "ups
and downs" of life. They describe what kinds of behaviors signal
depression in children and adolescents and explain how to tell if a child or
adolescent is depressed. They discuss the causes of depression and
examine treatment options with an eye toward helping parents decide which
treatment--medical, psychological, and environmental--might be most beneficial
to a depressed youngster. Detailed information is provided about
what parents and teachers can do to help depressed children at home, in school,
and in the community. The book includes guidelines for what to do in a crisis
situation and suggestions about where to turn for further help.
Finally, the authors look to the future and offer some ideas about
what lies ahead for children diagnosed with depression.
Louder Than Words by Jenny McCarthy
If someone you love is
diagnosed with autism, "LOUDER THAN WORDS" is the first book you should read.
One morning, Jenny McCarthy was having a cup of
coffee when she sensed something was wrong. She ran into her
two-year-old son Evan’s room and found him seizing. In that
moment, Jenny went from being the mother of an average toddler to being in the
midst of a medical odyssey. Doctor after doctor misdiagnosed Evan
until after many harrowing, life-threatening episodes later; one amazing doctor
discovered that Evan is autistic.
She discovered an
intense combination of behavioral therapy, diet, and supplements that became the
key to saving Evan from autism. And, now in this book, she creates
a roadmap for parents who are concerned about their own child.
Jenny does more than just reveal the winning formula that worked for
Evan. Her story shares the frustrations and joys of raising an
autistic child and shows how with love and determination a parent can shape
their child’s life and happiness.
Mars and Venus -
Starting Over: A
Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the
Loss of a Loved One by John Gray
Even thought it feels like
it, it's not the end--you will survive and love again.
John Gray understands that
there is nothing more devastating than a broken heart. Having
helped millions of people develop better relationships, he now offers comfort
and advice for those coping with the loss of love. With the
compassionate wisdom of Mars and Venus Starting Over, you will learn to become
whole again and go on to a rich, rewarding life--and the promise of new
While the process of
healing is similar on Mars and Venus, there are distinct differences and John
Gray provides warmth and insight, he shows men and women how to heal their
bruised hearts as they:
deal with pain
discover the strength to
rise to the challenge of
finding fulfillment again
Mars and Venus Starting
Over is a gift of love, a light in the
darkness of your grief. Trust john Gray to steer you through this difficult time
and turn a painful ending into a joyous new beginning
and Depression – What to do When the Man You Care About is Depressed
Francis-Cheng and Robin Grey
who have experienced bouts of despair speak of it as a kind of living death, a
deep darkness of the soul, where the self wages a struggle against loss,
hopelessness and futility. Yet as intensely personal as the
experience may seem, its effects spread beyond the individual into the circle of
family, friends and work relationships.
book offers help and understanding to both the men suffering such a crisis and
those people in their lives who may feel very much alone and helpless, often
coping with their own feelings of guilt, anger and despair.
Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by
Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy
relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences.
Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from
Based on years of
successful counseling of couples and individuals, Men Are from Mars, Women Are
from Venus has helped millions of couples transform their relationships.
Now viewed as a modern classic, this phenomenal book has helped
men and women realize how different they really are and how to communicate their
needs in such a way that conflict doesn't arise and intimacy is given every
chance to grow.
The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind
in School and Life by Michael Gurian
This book shows parents and teachers how to
help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the
proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique
natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling
them to succeed in life the way they ought to.
Here are the facts: Boys today are simply not learning as well as
girls. Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all
students. Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems.
80% of all high school dropouts are boys. Millions of
American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs.
Only 40% of college students are boys. And three out of
four learning disabled students are boys. So
what can we do?
Wonderfully readable, this book offers
parents practical ways to meet the social, emotional, physical and cognitive
needs of boys. Anyone who cares about the
future of our boys must read this book.
Mom’s House, Dad’s
House – Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina
Mom's House, Dad's House
for Kids is packed with practical
tips, frank answers, easy-to-use lists, "train your brain" ideas, reproducible
worksheets, and things to try when words just won't come out right. Kids will
learn how to:
Deal with parents living
apart, schedules, and dueling house rules
Settle comfortably in
one home or two
Stay out of the
"miserable middle" when parents fight
Manage stress, guilt,
change, fear, and other feelings
Stay connected with
parents, relatives, and the "right" friends
Appreciate the gifts
(and deal with the gripes) of their new version of family
Kids can't get their
parents back together, but they can help themselves get stronger and go on to
succeed in life. This book shows them how
Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression by Harold S. Koplewicz
More Than Moody will
help with the challenge of diagnosing depression versus recognizing when a young
person is struggling to cope with the ups and downs of being a modern teenager.
Dr. Koplewicz's combination of prescriptive
advice and compelling stories shows parents the warning signs, risk factors, and
key behaviors to look for in their teenage sons and daughters.
Furthermore, he illustrates
for parents, health-care professionals, and young adults the broad range of
treatment options, including the use of SSRI anti-depressants in treating young
people, as well as non-pharmaceutical approaches such as cognitive behavior
More Than Moody is a
comprehensive and valuable resource for parents and teens struggling with
adolescent depression and bipolar disorder. Consumer text informs parents about warning signs, risk factors, and key
symptoms distinguishing adolescent moodiness from serious depression.
The book also illustrates the broad range of treatment
A New Beginning –
How You Can Change Your Life Through Cognitive Therapy by Gary Emery
Most popular books on depression merely
describe the problem. This book is unique in that it clearly
spells out proven techniques that we have used to help people in overcoming
their depression. Thus it can help women to weather the crises of
depression and lay the groundwork for more effective responses in the
If ten or more of these statements
accurately describe the way you have been feeling, then you are suffering from
some form of depression.
I feel sad
I am discouraged about the
I don’t enjoy things the way I used
I feel guilty much of the time
I am disappointed in myself
I have thoughts of killing
I feel I may be punished
I cry more than I used to
I put off making decisions
I feel I look old and
I get tired more easily than
My appetite has changed
My sleep patterns have changed
I am less interested in sex
A Newcomer’s Guide
to Services in Peel, Halton and Dufferin - (4 copies)
This book provides services to many areas
Health & Housing
Things to Know
No Easy Answers –
The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School by Sally L. Smith
Parents and teachers of learning disabled children have turned to Sally
Smith's "No Easy Answers for information, advice, and comfort for more than
fifteen years. In this revised, trade paperback edition of the
latest information on learning disabilities in a clear, honest, and accessible
way. There are updated chapters on Attention Deficit Disorder and
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and on the public laws that guarantee
an equal education for learning disabled children. There is also a
section on learning disabled adults and the laws that protect them.
Sally Smith, the parent of a learning disabled child herself,
guides parents along every step of the way, from determining if their child is
learning disabled to challenging the school system to provide special services.
Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience at her own
nationally acclaimed school, she also offers valuable strategies to teachers who
are anxious or discouraged as they struggle with learning disabled students.
Although there are no easy answers, Sally Smith's experience,
wealth of information, and sense of humor provide essential
No More Misbehavin’:
38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them by Michele Borba
Insightful and straightforward advice on
dealing with issues such as: Anger, Anxiety,
Biting, Bossy, Bullied, Bullying, Chore Wars, Cynical, Defiant, Doesn't Listen,
Fighting, Gives Up Easily, Hitting, Homework Battles, Hooked on Rewards,
Impulsivity, Intolerant, Lying and Cheating, Materialistic, Mean, Negative Peer
Pressure, No Friends, Over-Perfectionism, Poor Sportsmanship, Put-Downs, Rude,
Selfish, Sibling Battles, Short Attention Span, Shy, Stealing, Swearing, Talking
Back, Tattling, Teased, Temper Tantrums, Whining, Yelling.
Parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba tackles the
most common bad behaviors that kids repeat over and over that drive parents
crazy. In this enormously useful, simple-to-use book she shows how
to change these behaviors for good. For each negative behavior Dr. Borba offers
a series of key tips and guidelines and outlines a step-by-step plan for a
customized makeover that really works! Using the steps outlined in
No More Misbehavin'' will give you the help you need to raise kids with strong
values and good character.
Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The Top 25 Friendship Problems and
How to Solve Them by
Borba, Ed. D.
Do you wish your kid had
more friends or could keep the ones she has?
Is teasing, gossiping,
bullying, or cyber-bullying a problem?
Is she often left out or
rejected by other kids?
Does he just follow the
crowd? Are you concerned about his friends?
Does she complain that
she's unpopular or that nobody likes her?
Are you at a loss for
how to help your child handle those play dates, sleepovers, being shy, too
sensitive, too competitive, or having a bad reputation?
Look no further.
The resource you need to solve these problems and boost your child's
social competence is in your hands. Based on a survey of five
thousand teachers and parents, Nobody Likes Me shows how to teach your child the
25 most essential friendship-building skills kids need to find, make, and keep
friends, as well as survive that social pressure from peers.
Nurture the Nature:
Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Unique Core Personality
by Michael Gurian
Nurture the Nature shows how any
parent can tune into a child's unique core personality, hard wiring,
temperament, and genetic predisposition in order to help that child flourish and
While offering positive ideas for
nurturing your child, Gurian also shows how to avoid the stress, pressures, and
excessive competition of what he identifies as social trends parenting.
Most parents know instinctively that their child is unique and has
special potential, weaknesses, and strengths. No child is a blank
slate. Gurian calls on parents to turn away from one-size-fits-all
approaches and instead support the individual core nature of a child with
effective and customized loving care.
the disorganized child – Simple Strategies to Succeed at School by
Martin L. Kutscher &
"You can imagine what my child's room
looked like: clothes on the floor, dresser draws open with clothes half hanging
out of them, and toys spread all over the floor."
"Jill is given an assignment on Monday
that is due on Friday. The problem is that despite repeated nagging, she won't
start it until Thursday night."
Organizing The Disorganized Child finally
answers the parents' question, "How can I help my child get organized without
waging a battle?" This essential toolkit for parents and educators
factors organizational styles into the equation, and offers effective strategies
that deliver amazing long-term results.
Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Martin Kutscher
and coach Marcella Moran explain the roots of our children's organizational
problems, and the parents' role in fixing them. They outline
different organizational styles used by different students. (Not
all kids organize the same way!) Kutscher and Moran outline
exactly what school materials to buy, and how to set up the study area.
They provide a step-by-step plan for an organizational system
o Refining morning and nighttime
o Getting the correct work home
o Planning the work, and getting it back
to where it belongs
o Tips for reading and note
o Study and test taking skills
o Learning how to ask the right
Organizing the Disorganized Child is an
essential toolkit that belongs on every parent's shelf.
Parenting Through Crisis:
Helping Kids In Times Of Loss, Grief, And Change by
Barbara Coloroso (2 copies)
Barbara Coloroso shows how parents
can help children find a way through grief and sorrow during the difficult times
of death, illness, divorce, and other upheavals. She offers
concrete, compassionate ideas for supporting children as they navigate the
emotional ups and downs that accompany loss, assisting them in developing their
own constructive ways of responding to what life hands them. At
the heart of her approach is what she calls the T.A.0. of Family -- Time,
Affection, and Optimism -- coupled with her deep understanding of how people
move through grief. Barbara Coloroso’s clear answers to difficult
questions are enriched by uplifting humour and insightful anecdotes from her own
experiences as a Franciscan nun, mother of three, and her thirty years as a
Parenting with wit and wisdom in times of chaos and loss
by Barbara Coloroso
Is work stressing you out?
Are your kids driving you berserk? Don't despair.
Canada's leading parenting expert, Barbara Coloroso, offers a framework to help
you make it through the rough days. Parenting with Wit and Wisdom
in Times of Chaos and Loss introduces readers to the "TAO of Parenting" - time,
affection and optimism. Using anecdotes to show how the formula
works, she brings clarity to difficult and serious
Your Parents – Support Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of Aging in the
Bart Mindszenthy and Michael Gordon
When our parents reach a certain age and have difficulty coping, we find
ourselves wondering how to provide them with the kind of love, care, support,
and attention they need - just as they have done for us all our lives.
Parenting Your Parents shows, through 20 case studies and the
personal experiences of the authors, that you are not alone and offers crucial
advice to help you along this difficult but rewarding journey. The
book also offers a comprehensive planner to guide and collect information and
documentation that will be critical for the proper care of your
Do Make a Difference – How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and
Caring Hearts by
Finally, a book that shows you how to teach kids the eight indispensable
skills-self-confidence, self-awareness, communication, problem solving, getting
along, goal setting, perseverance, and empathy-they'll need for living
confident, happy, and productive lives. Filled with step-by-step
advice, practical ideas, and real-life examples, Parents Do Make a Difference
puts field-tested tools into the hands of every parent and teacher who wants
their children to succeed.
"The fact is this may well be the only
book you'll ever need on raising great children."--from the Foreword by Jack
Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul-
Listen to Me! – Your Guide to Understanding Teenagers and Suicide
If you are a parent of a teenager, you should read this book.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of teenage death, and very
often it is completely unexpected. A teen who seems happy and
healthy may, in fact, be desperately crying for help. This book
speaks sensitively yet practically to this important issue. It
covers learning to talk to your teen, using peer support, and finding
professional help when it's needed. If you care about your child,
you need this book.
The Pressured Child by Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
The push for students to excel at school and
get into the best colleges has never been more intense. This
invaluable new book addresses America’s performance-driven obsession with the
accomplishments of its kid and provides a deeply humane response.
School occupies more waking hours than kids spend at home; and school is
full not just of studies but of human emotion – excitement, fear, envy, love,
anger, sexuality, boredom, competitiveness, etc.
For parents, this book reveals the hidden
emotional landscape of the school day and points toward the answers we both
desire and dread as we seek to help our children find success in school and
Bridging the worlds of the growing and the grown-up, and told in
Thompson’s compassionate voice as both psychologist and father, The Pressured
Child shows us how to listen for the truth of our children’s experience and how
to trust, love, and ultimately let go of a child. It is a crucial
book for our stressful age and an ideal resource for families struggling to
Primal Teen – What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tells Us About
Our Kids by Barbara Strauch
who has ever puzzled over the mysterious and often infuriating behavior of a
teenager comes a groundbreaking look at the teenage brain written by the medical
science and health editor for The New York Times. While many
members of the scientific community have long held that the growing pains of
adolescence are primarily psychological, Barbara Strauch highlights the physical
nature of the transformation, offering parents and educators a new perspective
on erratic teenage behavior. Using plain language, Strauch draws
upon the latest scientific discoveries to make the case that the changes the
brain goes through during adolescence are as dramatic and crucial as those that
take place in the first two years of life, and that teenagers are not entirely
responsible for their sullen, rebellious, and moody ways.
Featuring interviews with scientists,
teenagers, parents, and teachers, The Primal Teen explores common challenges --
why teens go from articulate and mature one day to morose and unreachable the
next, why they engage in risky behavior-and offers practical strategies to help
manage these formative and often difficult years.
Praising Boys Well –
100 Tips for Parents and Teachers
by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
Boys need encouragement and praise to develop
healthy self esteem, but they can also feel swamped and suffocated by what they
see as constant commentary on their every move and as a result they can be
inclined to act out. How can parents strike the right balance
between giving effective praise and not going overboard? How can
we help our boys to feel proud without inspiring a false sense of confidence or
making them praise dependent? Praising Boys Well shows parents and
teachers alike what boys need to hear along the developmental continuum and
offers countless tips on what to encourage; which phrases to use-and to avoid;
when incentives are appropriate; and how to incorporate praise into our boys''
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin
Dads by Rosalind Wiseman
What happens to Queen Bees
and Wannabes when they grow up?
Even the most
well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and conflicts with
other adults that make them act like they're back in seventh grade.
In Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us
the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other parents
with grace. Reassuring, funny, and unfailingly honest, Wiseman
• Why PTA meetings and
Back-to-School nights tap into parents' deepest insecurities
• How to recognize the
archetypal moms and dads-from Caveman Dad to Hovercraft Mom
• How and when to step in
and step out of your child's conflicts with other children, parents, teachers,
• How to interpret the
code phrases other parents use to avoid (or provoke) confrontation
• Why too many
well-meaning dads sit on the sidelines, and how vital it is that they step up to
• What to do and say when
the playing field becomes an arena for people to bully and dominate other kids
• How to have respectful
yet honest conversations with other parents about sex and drugs when your values
are in conflict
• How the way you handle
parties, risky behavior, and academic performance affects your child
• How unspoken assumptions
about race, religion, and other hot-button subjects sabotage parents' ability to
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads is filled with the kind
of true stories that made Wiseman's New York Times bestselling book Queen Bees
& Wannabes impossible to put down. There are tales of
hardworking parents with whom any of us can identify, along with tales of
outrageously bad parents-the kind we all have to reckon with. For
instance, what do you do when parents donate a large sum of money to a school
and their child is promptly transferred into the honors program-while your son
with better grades doesn't make the cut? What about the mother who
helps her daughter compose poison-pen e-mails to yours? And what
do you say to the parent-coach who screams at your child when the team is
losing? Wiseman offers practical advice on avoiding the most
common parenting "land mines" and useful scripts to help you navigate difficult
but necessary conversations.
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads is
essential reading for parents today. It offers us the tools to
become wiser, more relaxed parents-and the inspiration to speak out, act
according to our values, show humility, and set the kind of example that will
make a real difference in our children's lives.
Queen Bees and
Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip,
Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence by
This groundbreaking book takes you inside
the secret world of girls’ friendships, translating and decoding them, so
parents can better help their daughters navigate through these crucial
Packed with insights about technology's
impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and
parents, the book offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter
to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.
The way adults look at girls' friendships
and conflicts has changed from how they choose their best friends, how they
express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with
parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are
profoundly influenced by their interactions with one another.
Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In -
When to Worry and When Not to
From the fourth-grade girl who never gets
invited to a birthday party because classmates think she's "weird" to the geek
who is terrific at math but is failing every other subject, quirky children are
different from other kids in ways that they and their parents have a hard time
understanding. They present a host of challenges that standard parenting books
fail to address.
Klass and Costello illuminate the confusing
list of terms often applied to quirky children-from Asperger's syndrome and
non-verbal learning disability to obsessive-compulsive behaviour and sensory
integration dysfunction. The authors also discuss various therapy
options, coping strategies, and available medications. Most of
all, they will help quirky kids lead rich, fulfilling lives at home, at school,
even on the playground.
Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by
Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
Boys are often raised to be strong at the
expense of their emotional strength, neglecting their emotional well being.
When these boys reach their teen years, they're often sullen and
angry, cut off from friends and family, pursuing unemotional sexual encounters
and using anger, aggression and drugs as ways of coping with frustration.
Raising Cain gives a workable program to give children the
emotional education they need to grow into well-rounded adults and illuminates the social and emotional challenges boys encounter in
school and shows how parents can help cultivate emotional awareness and
The reading solution
– Making Your Child a Reader for Life by Paul
Here is the one book parents must have to
make sure their child becomes a reader – and stays a reader.
The reading solution includes lists of
everything parents need to help their children start reading and keep
reading: “must-have” books for every age level, reading games for
beginners, funny books for middle schoolers, quirky books for teen, computer
games to spur reading, sure-fire books for bored reads, even the best books for
adults to take to the cottage…more than 250 recommended books in all!
Ready or Not, Here
Life Comes by Mel Levine
More than ever, young
adults are struggling with career and life decisions that can sometimes seem
overwhelming. Some return home to live with their parents, or find
themselves in unsatisfying jobs, or lack a sense of direction in their lives.
They suffer from what Dr. Mel Levine calls "work-life
unreadiness," which prevents them from making the transition to full adulthood
and which can cause considerable anguish. I n Ready or Not, Here Life Comes, Dr.
Levine examines why many young people seem to stall before beginning their adult
lives and shows how they can get back on track.
There is much that young
adults can do to improve their work-life readiness. Colleges can
help too. In addition, parents and schools can better prepare
children for a successful launch into adulthood, says Dr. Levine, by giving
young people the skills they will need to thrive in the adult world.
He suggests ways for schools to focus less on college prep (which
generally amounts to "college admissions prep") and, instead, teach "life prep."
At the same time, Dr. Levine recommends that parents balance their
inclination to support their children with decisions that will offer them
Insightful, wise, and
compassionate, Ready or Not, Here Life Comes is a book that can help adolescents
and young adults -- with an assist from parents and educators -- get a head
start on a productive and successful adult life.
Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner
by Dr. Phillip C. McGraw
After successfully helping hundreds of thousands of people take
responsibility for their own actions, Dr. Phil McGraw now turns his expertise to
the primary area of concern troubling most people: their relationships.
In his tell-it-like-it-is style that already has influenced
millions of viewers, "Dr. Phil" blows the whistle on the rhetoric
of traditional "couples therapy" and instead tells you that -- no matter what
state your relationship is in -- not only are you responsible for it, you are
responsible for getting it back on track. By doing this, he offers
readers the chance for further happiness through meaningful, fulfilling
relationships that work.
The Self-Esteem Trap
– Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance
by Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.
Kids today are depressed and anxious. They
also feel entitled to every advantage and unwilling to make the leap into
adulthood. As Polly Young-Eisendrath makes clear in this brilliant
account of where a generation has gone astray, parents trying to make their
children feel special are unwittingly interfering with their kids'' ability to
accept themselves and cope with life. Clarifying an enormous
cultural change, THE SELF ESTEEM TRAP shows why so many young people have
trouble with empathy and compassion, struggle with moral values, and are stymied
in the face of adversity. Young-Eisendrath offers prescriptive
advice on how adults can help kids-through the teen and young adult
years-develop self-worth, setting them on the right track to productive,
balanced, and happy lives.
The Single Mother’s
Book – A Practical Guide to Managing Your Children, Career, Home, Finances, and
Everything Else by Joan Anderson
THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
features practical solutions for surviving and succeeding as a single mother.
Anderson offers real answers to real problems, covering Children,
Careers, Finances, Credit, Taxes, Insurance, Retirement, Affording your own
home, Post-divorce legal concerns, Wills, Home Repair, Burglar-proofing your
home, Blended families, Resources, Romance, Physical and emotional well-being,
Special Needs Acceptance Book
(Workbook) by Ellen Sabin
This interactive, educational, and
character-building book introduces children to the challenges faced by people
with special needs while also supporting their personal journey toward
appreciating and respecting people’s differences. Covered are such
disabilities as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities
like dyslexia, and more.
Straight Parents, Gay
Children: Keeping Families Together by Robert Berstein
Straight Parents, Gay Children is Robert
Bernstein's moving account of how he came to terms with his daughter's
homosexuality and how the experience has enriched his life.
Bernstein discusses the myths surrounding homosexuality, accepting
the news, parents who speak out, public figures who have gay children, and more.
Straight Parents, Gay Children is a survival guide for all parents
who wish to help their gay children cope with the inevitable cruelty from which
they cannot hide. A succinct, moving book about parents who have
defied the social stigma of homosexuality to publicly support their gay
Stress Less – Break
the Power of Worry, Fear and Other Unhealthy Habits by
Do you realize that
Americans are the most anxious, overextended, and "pressured" people in the
world? A noted physician and best-selling author, Colbert exposes
stress as a potential killer. He examines scientific evidence;
explores practical proven theories; explains biblical principles; shares
anecdotal stories; and challenges you to make lasting lifestyle changes to
Take Time for Your
Life by Cheryl Richardson
America's #1 personal
coach offers an inspiring, practical, seven-step program to help you create the
life you want.
Step 1: If you think "selfish" is a dirty word, learn to
practice extreme self-care--put yourself at the top of the list and everyone
else will benefit!
Step 2: If your schedule doesn't reflect your priorities,
stop reacting to life and take control of what gets your time and
Step 3: Identify the things that drain you and eliminate
them--people, places, and things--once and for all.
Step 4: If you feel trapped by money, investing in your
financial health will stop making you feel like a victim.
Step 5: Kick the adrenaline habit! Identify
the things that fuel you and discover healthy, new sources of energy.
Step 6: If you feel lonely or isolated, learn how to
surround yourself with high-quality relationships that support, challenge, and
encourage you to be your best.
Step 7: Don't let life get in the way of your spiritual
well-being--connect to your inner wisdom and create a personal
Packed with useful
exercises, checklists, personal stories, and a wealth of resources, Cheryl
Richardson's program will show you how to step back, regain control, and make
conscious decisions about the future you'd like to create. Take
time for your life--and begin living a life that you love.
Children About Loss by Maria Trozzi
With this compassionate,
groundbreaking book, Maria Trozzi helps parents and child-care workers offer
children going through grief the tools they need to cope and adjust.
Drawing from 15 years of experience as a counselor, the author
shares strategies for gently helping children of all ages talk about their
feelings, express their fears and handle particularly traumatic deaths such as
suicide. Talking with Children About Loss offers adults answers
for how to deal appropriately with children's questions and issues, as well as
tricky situations like handling funerals
Teachable Moments – A
Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child Excel by Edie Weinthal, Ph.D.
Helping children achieve academic success is
an ongoing process for parents — and the sooner parents begin reinforcing
learning skills, the quicker their child will start taking the initiative in his
or her own learning. This book recommends specific activities,
actions, and attitudes parents can adopt to reinforce the skills their child
learns in school.
As a parent, you already know that helping
your child achieve academic success is an ongoing process. Many
parents want to take an active role in their child’s education but hesitate,
believing that they lack the required expertise. This thoughtful
book gives them the focus and perspective they need to take part in guiding
their child’s academic development from preschool through high
Brain – Teen Mind – What Parents Need to Know to Survive the Adolescent Years
Dr. Ron Clavier
FEATURING NEW INFORMATION
ON HOMEWORK, BULLYING, ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION, AND MORALITY.
teens act the way they do? I n this second edition of his popular book Teen
Brain, Teen Mind, renowned psychologist Dr. Ron Clavier provides some
fascinating answers to this age-old question. In clear-sighted and
accessible language, Clavier explains that neurological changes in a young
person's developing brain underlie many of the emotions and behaviors that can
make teens so wonderful and yet so unpredictable and volatile.
healthy dose of humor, Clavier argues that a clear understanding of the teenage
brain is the key we need to unlock the mysteries of why our kids act the way
they act and think the way they think. From drug use and early sexual activity
to fashion and music, Clavier covers topics of relevance to both teens and their
parents. Along the way, he offers numerous coping tips and strategies designed
to ease tensions and improve communications.
Teens Under the Influence
by Katherine Ketcham
In small towns and major cities, in suburbs and slums, in public and
private schools, thousands of kids are experimenting with drugs.
Many of them will become addicts; some will die. The
first and only book to focus entirely on adolescent alcohol and other drug use,
Teens Under the Influence addresses the immediate dangers that threaten these
kids--exploring the short- and long-term effects of their addiction and giving
parents solid, sensitive, practical advice to combat this growing
Knowledge is the key to defeating drug addictions, and that is what this
comprehensive, timely new book provides. Full of candid true
stories from adolescent drug users, with facts based on the most recent
scientific research. "Teens Under the Influence tells you exactly
what you need to know to deal with your child’s problem, covering such important
- The common myths and misconceptions about drug
- The crucial differences between adult and adolescent
- The reasons kids get hooked
- The stages of adolescent addiction
- The different kinds of drugs kids use and combine
- Various treatment options and how to choose the best treatment for
- Strategies for handling relapses
Teens Under the Influence offers practical help that may save your
child's life. It may save the life of a friend. And
it may save your own.
The Thinker’s Way – Create the Life You Want
by John Chaffee
You have the power to
create the life you want. Your success depends on your own
choices; you must achieve the meaningful career and personal life you seek
through informed decisions based on your values, dreams and individual identity.
The Thinker's Way by Jon Chaffee is a unique self-improvement
guide providing step-by-step instructions for improving your thinking, living,
decision-making, problem solving, communication, value development and
The Thinker’s Way is
designed to encourage readers to dictate whether or not they will succeed in
life. The author shows, step-by-step, how everyone can improve their capacity to
think critically, live creatively, choose freely and solve problems.
Cups of Tea – One Man’s Journey to Change the World…One Child at a Time
This young reader’s
edition of the worldwide bestseller "Three Cups of Tea" has been specially
adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his
remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present.
Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special
interview by Greg as twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her
father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for
Throw Your Heart Over
the Fence: The Continuing
Adventure of the Famous People Players
by Diane Dupuy
This is the
heart-warming story of Diane Dupuy and the Famous People Players Dinner-Theatre
Company, from Toronto, Canada. It outlines the battles, victories,
and the many fundamental individuals who made the company what it is today.
Throw Your Heart Over the Fence is a truly inspirational work, as
it presents Diane's perseverance and unique struggle, in following her dream and
finally attaining it.
The Truth About
Children & Divorce
by Robert E. Emery
In The Truth about Children and Divorce, Dr. Robert Emery
shows how our powerful emotions and the way we handle them shape how we divorce
— and whether our children suffer or thrive in the long run. With compassion and
authority, Dr. Emery explains, step by step, how parents can manage the
potentially toxic feelings of their divorce and deal more effectively with the
necessary daily tasks — from talking to children and creating a workable
parenting schedule to dealing with legal issues. This may be the
most important book a parent ever reads.
Under Pressure – Rescuing
Childhood from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting by Carl Honore
Here is a fascinating book
that takes an urgent look at childhood today and how we are raising a generation
of over programmed, overachieving, exhausted children.
of children, growing up was a pretty simple business: you went to school for a
few hours a day, you dabbled in hobbies and sports, and the rest of the time you
played. Or maybe you just day-dreamed. Carl Honoré
explains how our modern approach to children is backfiring: our kids are fatter,
more myopic, more injured, more depressed and more medicated than any previous
generation. By using children as a way to relive our own lives, or
as a way to make up for our personal shortcomings, we have destroyed the magic
and innocence of childhood. Under Pressure is not a parenting
manual but a call to action; we must do better for our children.
anecdotes about obsessive parents (including one about the father of a tennis
player who drugged all his child's opponents), solid research and personal
insight, Honoré explains the over-parenting phenomenon, dispels myths and
rallies for change in clear and persuasive prose. Topics explored
include the use of technology as babysitting, how enrolling children in hours of
extracurriculars every week can do more harm than good and how we underestimate
the resilience of our children at the expense of their freedom.
101 – Getting What You Want – Enjoying What You’ve Got by John-Roger McWilliams and Peter
The authors of this book define wealth as
health, happiness, abundance, prosperity, riches, loving, caring, sharing,
learning and knowing what we want, opportunity, enjoying and balance.
This book explores how to enjoy the life you already have.
Then, with appreciation and gratitude, how to obtain more of what
you really want until, finally, you gain a balance between getting what you want
and enjoying what you have.
When a Friend
Dies by Marilyn Gootman
The death of a friend is a wrenching event
for anyone at any age. Teenagers especially need help coping with
this painful loss. This sensitive book answers questions grieving
teens often have, like “How should I be acting?” “Is it wrong to
go to parties and have fun?” and “What if I can’t handle my grief on my
The advice is gentle, non-preachy, and compassionate; the author
has seen her own children suffer from the death of a friend, and she knows what
teens go through. The revised edition includes new quotes from
teens, new resources, and new insights into losing a friend through violence.
Also recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have
experienced a painful loss.
When Things Get Crazy
with Your Teen - The Why, the How, and What to do Now by Mike Bradley
No, it's not easy raising
teenagers. Yes, there are sane solutions in this problem-solving parent's
How should you respond when your
teen comes home late? Wears inappropriate clothes?
Is pregnant, or flunking out? You'll find the
answers right here at your fingertips in this quick-reference manual from one of
the leading experts on adolescent behaviour. As someone who has
counselled hundreds of teens in his practice and as a father of two teens
himself, Dr. Michael Bradley understands how teenagers can drive you crazy.
Offering practical "first response" advice, he tells you exactly
what to do and what NOT to do in about every scenario you'll ever face with your
kid, from messy rooms and monstrous moods to drug abuse and depression.
If you own a teen (or feel owned by
one) the experts agree you need this book
Your Loved One Has Dementia – A Simple Guide for Caregivers by Joy.
Eighty percent of persons with dementia
live at home, and the family members caring for them are often overwhelmed by
the enormous responsibility and the complexities of care. This
book is designed to support the caregivers and help them understand the needs
and feelings of the person for whom they are caring. A central
focus is the goal of sustaining a loving family relationship between the
caregiver and the patient.
Developed from a training program for
professionals and family caregivers, this book teaches the basics of dementia
care while emphasizing communication, understanding and acceptance, and personal
growth through the care giving experience. The result is a guide
that integrates the practicalities of care giving with the human emotions that
Will They Live – A Guide to Help You Help Your Parents with Their Housing
Barbara H. Carter
In this warm and helpful book,
seniors’ housing expert Barbara H. Carter explains how parents and children can
avoid or defuse conflict by considering housing options before a crisis
Everything you need to know is
here, from detailed comparisons of the different options – long-term care, home
care, retirement residences – to advice on how to work with lawyers, doctors,
financial planners, and occupational therapists, to lists of resources.
in the Arena of Life – Living a Life You Love is Worth Fighting For
“Win in the Arena of Life” will show you how to:
- Discover and affirm your true
- Set motivating goals and stay focused on your
- Program yourself with positive
- Consistently perform in what athletes call the
- Overcome fear, lethargy and
- Put enthusiasm and energy into everything you
- Use adversity to your advantage, developing a
- Put more laughter and joy in your
World Needs Your Kid – How to Raise Children Who Care and Contribute
by Craig & Marc Kielburger
parenting is a profound philosophy that encourages children to become global
citizens. Drawing on life lessons and success stories Marc and
Craig Kielburger demonstrate how small actions make a difference in the life of
a child and ultimately change the world.
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your
Kid Without Losing Your Mind
Michael J. Bradley (2 copies)
Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy validates what a parent already knows about their brain-challenged
teen. The book presents new ways to look at and implement seasoned
techniques of parenting, and provides a decent chuckle of recognition now and
again. After reading this book, you will no longer be plagued with
guilt that anything you did turned him or her into a raging, insane, out of
control Marilyn Manson groupie. Peers, genes and developmental
brain chemistry do that. Dr. Bradley explains teen brain
development and offers helpful and humorous advice to parents.
You'd Be So Pretty If . . . Teaching Our Daughters
to Love Their Bodies -- Even When We Don't Love Our Own by Dara Chadwick
Every mom wants her daughter to
feel confident in her own skin, but may often unconsciously impose her own "body
image blueprint." Dara Chadwick's You'd Be So Pretty If...
• What girls learn when Mom
• How to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise
• The trigger words that set off a body image crisis
• How to
recognize a budding eating disorder
With humour and compassion, You'd
Be So Pretty If... offers parents fresh and useful strategies for conveying that
success isn't negated by carrying extra pounds-or guaranteed by keeping them
Child’s Self-Esteem by Dorothy Corkille Briggs
Step-by step guidelines for raising responsible,
productive, happy children. Self-image is your child’s most
important characteristic. How to help create strong feelings of
self-worth is the central challenge for every parent and teacher.
The formula for how is spelled out in Your Child’s
Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and
Rebuild Your Relationship by
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. (2
When your teen’s rebellious
behaviour "crosses the line," how can you re-establish your authority without
getting caught in a power struggle? Bestselling authors and
distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent
decades helping parents and kids resolve standoffs and repair their
relationships. Now they’ve distilled their approach into a
clinically proven self-help program that can help you break through to your teen
and rebuild trust. Your Defiant Teen centres on 10 simple steps
that lead to better behaviour. It provides practical guidelines
for fostering mutual respect, introducing cooperative problem solving, and
strengthening family relationships--while giving your teen vital skills for
becoming a mature, independent adult.
Always Looking Up –
The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (5 CD set) by Michael J. Fox
There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox: Star.
Husband. Father. Activist.
But one word encapsulates everything he stands for, everything
he's accomplished: Optimist. Struck with Parkinson's
at the height of his fame, Fox has taken what some might consider cause for
depression and turned it into a beacon of hope for millions. In
Always Looking Up, he talks about the personal philosophy that carried him
through his darkest hours, and speaks with others who have emerged from
difficult periods with optimism to spare. With humor and wit, Fox
shows how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of
Analyze Your Teen:
22 Practical Strategies to Strengthen Your Relationship With Your
CD set) by Dr. Karyn Gordon
ANALYSE YOUR TEEN is an indispensable
resource for parents of teens! Filled with 22 practical
strategies, parent advice and everyday examples, it will equip you to help your
teen as well as strengthen your relationship with them!
In these 4 CD's you will
- 7 Strategies to esteem
your teen so they are making wise choices!
- 5 Strategies to connect and communicate effectively
with your teen!
- 6 Strategies to understand and respond to emotions!
- 4 Strategies to teach teen responsibility and set
There is nothing on these CD's that Dr. Karyn would be
afraid or ashamed of sharing with your teen. These CD's will not
only equip you as a parent, they can also act as an amazing tool to open the
dialogue between you and your teen.
- Do you ever wonder how you can build your teen's
- Do you know how you can influence your teen's attitude
so they make wise choices?
- Would you like to learn a positive way to deal with
- Does your teen bottle their emotions or lash out?
- Do they struggle with anxiety, anger, stress or
- Does your teen lack motivation and resist
- Do they act like you owe them
- Do you feel you have lost control?
The Art of Mindful
Living (2 CD set) by Thich Nhat Hanh
Zen meditation master
Thich Nhat Hanh offers his practical teachings about how to bring love and
mindful awareness into our daily experience. Kind, purposeful, and
illuminating, here is an abundant treasure of traditional gathas (teachings)
that unify meditation practice with the challenges we face in today’s world.
Enhanced features include Vietnamese music from Plum Village,
video footage of Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness, and a text interview with the
Change Your Brain,
Change Your Life (11 CD set)
by Daniel G. Amen
BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK
In this breakthrough
bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger,
obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in
your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with.
Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's
surprising--and effective--"brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain
and change your life:
To Quell Anxiety and
- Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner
To Fight Depression:
- Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative
To Curb Anger:
- Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm
To Conquer Impulsiveness and Learn to Focus:
- Develop total focus with the "One-Page
To Stop Obsessive Worrying:
- Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other
Procrastination (2 CD set)
by Neil Fiore
Procrastination is something that everyone
does sometimes and is a natural, manageable response to predictable
forces. Dr. Neil Fiore helps you recognize the three fears most
commonly at procrastination’s core – fear of being controlled, and fear of being
judged, fear of missing out on the good things in life. By
learning about them and understanding them, you can put them to work for you and
not against you.
Dr. Fiore teaches you how to:
Make worry work for you
Schedule guilt-free play as a motivating
Set realistic goals so that you can meet
Plan for setbacks, so they don’t slow you
Use the four C’s – Choice, Creating
safety, Commitment, and Centering – to conquer procrastination
Use three-dimensional thinking to devise a
step-by-step calendar of your path to achievement
The Dance of Anger –
A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
(3 CD set) by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
An insightful and prescriptive guide that
shows women how to turn anger into a constructive force for reshaping their
While anger deserves our attention and
respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent
it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this
vivid, engaging and eminently wise work, Dr. Lerner teaches women to identify
the true sources of anger and to use anger as a powerful vehicle for creating
meaningful and lasting change. The challenge of anger is at the
heart of our struggle with intimacy, self-esteem, and joy. The Dance of Anger
has inspired more "You changed my life" stories from both women and men than
perhaps any other bestseller on the American scene today.
Fear and Other Unwanted
Guests – Tackling the Anxiety, Fear, and Shame That Keeps Us from Optimal Living
and Loving (3 CD set) by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
Unhappiness, says best-selling author Harriet Lerner,
is fuelled by three key emotions: anxiety, fear, and shame. They
are the uninvited guests in our lives. When tragedy or hardship
hit, they may become our constant companions.
With stories that are sometimes hilarious and sometimes
heartbreaking, Lerner takes us from "fear-lite" to the most difficult lessons
the universe sends us.
- How to have the courage to speak, act, and show up
when we are anxious and afraid
- How to deal with the fear of not being good enough and
the shame of feeling essentially flawed and inadequate
- How to stay calm and clear in an anxious, crazy
- How to manage fear and despair when things fall
- How "positive thinking" helps and harms
- How to be our best and bravest selves, even when we
No one signs up for anxiety, fear, and shame, but we
can't avoid them either. As we learn to respond to these three key
emotions in new ways, we can live more fully and move into the future with
courage, clarity, humour, and hope. Fear and Other Uninvited
Guests shows us how.
Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work
(7 CD set) by David D. Burns
We all know people who are hard to get along
with. It might be your spouse, mother, neighbor, friend, or
colleague. In his new book Feeling Good Together, Dr. David D.
Burns describes Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy (CIT), a radically different
method for developing more loving and satisfying relationships with the people
you care about.
Based on twenty-five years of clinical experience and
new, groundbreaking research involving more than 1,000 individuals, Feeling Good
Together is filled with helpful examples and tools, such as the Relationship
Satisfaction Test, the Blame Cost-Benefit Analysis, the Relationship Journal,
Five Secrets of Effective Communication, the Intimacy Exercise, and more.
Using these techniques, Dr. Burns shows you how to resolve
virtually any kind of relationship conflict almost instantly.
Get Out Of My Life:
But First Could You Drive Me And Cheryl To The Mall?
(2 CD set) by Anthony E Wolf
Wolf updates his classic
blockbuster as times change. In 1991, the first edition of Get Out
of My Life became an enormous success, selling over 300,000 copies.
The words of Dr. Wolf were so on target that parents wondered if
he had placed tape recorders around their homes. But the world has
not stood still - in fact it is changing faster than ever. While
the classic struggles between parents and teenagers still remain, societal
changes have brought about many new ones that parents of earlier generations
never dreamed of. Today'’ parents must deal with such ''new
problems'' as their children experimenting with the latest recreational drugs;
increased sexual activity at a younger age; the Internet; and a world that seems
far less safe than ten years ago. Dr. Wolf realized the importance
of these ever-evolving issues, which is why he has decided to significantly
revise Get Out of My Life. Get Out of My Life provides parents
with a new understanding of their teenagers so they will look at them in a whole
new light, seeing them as young people on a journey to empowerment.
And most importantly, he reassures parents that everything will
turn out all right.
Here’s The Deal –
Don’t Touch Me (4 CD set)
by Howie Mandel
A frank, funny,
no-holds-barred memoir that reveals the Deal or No Deal host's ongoing struggle
with OCD and ADHD-and how it has shaped his life and career.
Mandel is one of the most recognizable names in entertainment-respected by his
peers and beloved by audiences as the host of the enormously popular prime-time
game show Deal or No Deal. With a career that spans three decades
and many different show-business platforms-he's a renowned stand-up comedian who
continues to perform more than 150 sold-out shows a year, he created the
award-winning TV show Bobby's World, he's starred in feature films and the hit
TV series St. Elsewhere, and he's also hosted his own daytime talk show-he's one
of the most versatile performers anywhere. But there are aspects
of his personal and professional life he's never talked about publicly-until
Eleven years ago, Mandel first told the world about his
"germophobia." He's recently started discussing his adult ADHD as
well. Now, for the first time, he reveals the details of his
struggle with these challenging disorders. He catalogs his
numerous fears and neuroses and shares entertaining stories about how he has
tried to integrate them into his act. "If I'm making myself
laugh," he writes, "then I'm distracted from all the other things going on in my
head that are, at times, torturous." And he speaks frankly and
honestly about the ways his condition has affected his personal life-as a son,
husband, and father of three.
Fans who've been dying to know "the deal"
behind Mandel's remarkable rise through the show-business ranks will be rewarded
with many never-before-told anecdotes, each one generously leavened with
Mandel's trademark humor. There are tales from every phase of his
colorful career-from his early days as a teenage carpet salesman and aspiring
stand-up comic to his stint opening for Diana Ross, his six years on St.
Elsewhere, and beyond.
As heartfelt as it is hilarious, Here's the Deal:
Don't Touch Me is the story of one man's effort to draw comic inspiration out of
his darkest, most vulnerable places. It’s sure to please Howie Mandel's legion
of fans-and provide hope to the millions who strive to succeed in spite of OCD
The Horse Boy – A Memoir of
Healing (9 CD set) by Rupert
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was
devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But
when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan,
Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why
not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic
THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and
heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the
family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and
advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving,
truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to
help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen
& Listen So Kids Will Talk (1 CD set)
by Adele Faber & Elaine
by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful
approach of Faber and Mazlish makes interaction with children of all ages less
stressful and more rewarding.
Down-to-earth advice on how to be more
effective with your children and more supportive of yourself, with tips on
everything from coping with your child’s negative feelings to setting firm
limits while still maintaining goodwill.
The Man Who Loved Books Too
Much - The True Story of a Thief, a
Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession (5 CD set)
by Allison Hoover
Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stole a
fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most
thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love – the love of
books. Ken Sanders is the self-appointed “bibliodick” driven to
catch him. Sanders, a lifelong rare book collector and dealer
turned amateur detective, will stop at nothing to catch the thief plaguing his
With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humour,
Bartlett has woven this cat-and-mouse chase into a narrative that not only
reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his crimes and how Sanders eventually
caught him, but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them,
and the temptation to steal them.
Lecture (4 CD set) by Randy Pausch
A lot of professors give talks
titled "The Last Lecture." While they speak, audiences can't help but mull the
question: What would we want as our legacy?
When Randy Pausch was asked to give
such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently
been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The lecture he gave "Really
Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" wasn't about dying. It was about
overcoming obstacles, enabling the dreams of others, and seizing every
moment. It was about living.
Randy Pausch has combined the
humour, inspiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon
and created an audio book that will be shared for generations to come.
Leave the Porch Light On: The Story of
the Famous People Players by Diane Dupuy
People in every organization need
inspiration to overcome obstacles and achieve more.
triumphed in the face of numerous roadblocks related to educational and
professional opportunities. She discovered an inspirational
formula that allowed her to rise to the highest level and motivate teams to
interesting part of this story is that the players are for the most part
mentally handicapped. Diane herself seems to have had a disability
of sorts - either Dyslexia or ADHD - going by what she describes about herself.
However she never puts a name to her own disability.
describes the frustrations of teaching handicapped people how to hold a puppet,
how to move to music, how to act and how to wear the black all enveloping
clothing they must wear under the black light. This includes a
black hood over the head with small black screen openings for the mouth, nose
and eyes. It is easy to feel claustrophobic inside this
Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love and Courage (4 CD set) by Richard
We long for heroes and
have too few. Nelson Mandela, who recently celebrated his ninety-first birthday,
is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He
liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite
oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before.
Richard Stengel, the editor of Time magazine, has distilled countless hours of
intimate conversation with Mandela into fifteen essential life lessons.
For nearly three years, including the critical period when Mandela
moved South Africa toward the first democratic elections in its history, Stengel
collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography and traveled with him everywhere.
Eating with him, watching him campaign, hearing him think out
loud, Stengel came to know all the different sides of this complex man and
became a cherished friend and colleague.
In Mandela's Way, Stengel
recounts the moments in which "the grandfather of South Africa" was tested and
shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why
we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but
often "both," how important it is for each of us to find something away from the
world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction-our own garden.
Woven into these life lessons are remarkable stories-of Mandela's
childhood as the protégé of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom
fighter, of the twenty-seven-year imprisonment that could not break him, and of
his new and fulfilling marriage at the age of eighty.
This compact book
is profoundly inspiring. It captures the spirit of this extraordinary
man-warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader-and spurs us to look
within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the
legacy we'll leave behind.
The One Minute
Manager (2 CD set) by Ken Blanchard
Success Can Be Yours With
The One Minute Manager
The world's foremost
producer of personal development and motivational audio programs offers you the
most important minute of your career.
With more than two million
hardcover copies in print, The One Minute Manager ranks as one of the most
successful management books ever published. Now, you can listen
and learn the strategies of one-minute management to save time and increase your
productivity whether it be in your business, your home or even managing your
You will learn to use
three easy-to-master management techniques that have already changed the lives
One Minute Goal
Deceptively simple, and
measurably effective, the secrets of one-minute management will help you boost
profits, productivity and purpose immediately.
Peaks and Valleys /
Who Moved My Cheese (4 CD set)
by Spencer Johnson
WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?
Who Moved My
Cheese? is an amusing and enlightening
story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese."
"Cheese" is a metaphor for what you want to have in life --
whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or
spiritual peace of mind. And the "Maze" is where you look for what
you want -- the organization you work in, or the family or community you live
in. When you come to see "The Handwriting on the Wall," you can
discover for yourself how to deal with change, so that you can enjoy less stress
and more success.
The 10th anniversary audio
edition of Who Moved My Cheese? includes exclusive bonus material in which
Spencer Johnson offers fresh insights on its origins, impact and applications
that will help you put its powerful wisdom to work.
PEAKS AND VALLEYS
Includes a bonus interview
with the author!
Valleys is a story of a young man who
lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and
it changes his work and life forever. Initially, the young man
does not realize he is talking with one of the most peaceful and successful
people in the world. However, through a series of conversations
and experiences that occur up on peaks and down in valleys, the young man comes
to understand how he can use the old man's remarkable principles and practical
tools in good and bad times and becomes more calm and successful
Now you can take a similar
journey. In the story of Peaks and Valleys, and in the bonus audio interview
with Spencer Johnson, sharing exclusive insights on how to put these principles
to work -- you will discover how you can: Get out of a valley sooner; stay on a
peak longer; and have more peaks and fewer valleys.
Queen Bee Moms &
Kingpin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches and
Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future
(5 CD set) by Rosalind Wiseman
What happens to Queen Bees and Wannabes when
they grow up? Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can
experience peer pressure and conflicts with other adults that make them act like
they're back in seventh grade. In Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin
Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools to handle difficult situations
involving teachers and other parents with grace.
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads is
essential reading for parents today. It offers us the tools to
become wiser, more relaxed parents-and the inspiration to speak out, act
according to our values, show humility, and set the kind of example that will
make a real difference in our children's lives.
Teens in an Age of Overindulgence: Over 100 Practical Strategies
to Teach Financial, Schedule and Nutritional Balance to Your Teen (4 CD set)
by Dr. Karyn Gordon
Is overindulgence robbing you from a healthy
relationship with your teen? Does giving in to your teens desires
deprive them of valuable life lessons, self-esteem and the fundamental yet vital
art of making their own decisions? Dr. Karyn’s 4 CD series RAISING
HEALTHY TEENS IN AN AGE OF OVERINDULGENCE will empower you to grow a healthy
parent / teen relationship based on boundaries and balance.
Just ask yourself, do you or
someone you know:
- Feel like you’re doing too much for your teen?
- Are you sensing an attitude of entitlement when you
say no to your teen?
- Are you feeling like a bank on weekends, always giving
- Are you trying to get your teen to be wiser with
- Do you need to learn how to model your own healthy
money management principles
- Are you trying to get your teen to be wiser with
- Does your teen seem highly anxious and always on the
- Are you trying to encourage your teen towards a more
- Do you wish your teen would eat
- Are you wondering what you can do structurally in your
home to encourage your teen to spend wiser? Schedule better? Eat
- Are you wondering what you can do to help your teen
live a more balanced life?
In these 4 CD’s you will learn:
- Over 100 practical strategies to teach financial,
schedule and nutritional balance to your teen.
- What is overindulgence and what causes
- 7 Obstacles of Overindulgence that block your teen
from learning financial, schedule and nutritional
- The emotional, physical and mental costs of
overspending, over-scheduling, and overeating.
- Unhealthy rewards or pay-offs of overindulgence that
may be keeping you stuck in bad habits.
- Changes you can make structurally in your home to
encourage your teen towards a healthy balanced
Why Gender Matters –
What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex
Differences (8 CD set)
by Raymond Todd
Are boys and girls really that different?
Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so.
However, an avalanche of research has shown that sex differences
are more significant than anybody guessed. Gender differences are
real, biologically programmed, and important to how children are raised,
disciplined, and educated.
Dr. Leonard Sax addresses a host of issues,
including discipline, learning, risk taking, aggression, sex, and drugs and
shows how boys and girls react in predictable ways to different situations.
A leading proponent of single-sex education, Dr. Sax points out
that parents and teachers would do better to recognize, understand, and make use
of the biological differences that make a girl a girl and a boy a