Slow down and take time for yourself—because a better you is a better mom!
The second book in the Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series, Get the Most out of Motherhood will help moms create balance, peace, and well-being in their homes, leaving behind their old ways of being constantly stressed-out and frantic.
In the first book, Ali focused on internal issues and taught women that by caring for themselves first, they can better care for their families and loved ones. This book is the natural next step for moms who now understand that a better you equals a better mom! She will guide women on how to embrace their best selves while parenting so they can strengthen relationships with their children, create systems in their homes that work, and actually enjoy doing it. It is divided into three parts:
Mindful mom mindsets: bring your best self to parenting
Mindful mom methods: systems for your home that work
Mindful mom moments: ways to bond with your kids
Easy and accessible, and filled with unique tools and ideas as well as personal examples that readers will relate to, this book will help moms go beyond the basics to build a healthier and happier family unit.
Author Robert J. Bernstein has found a different approach in helping people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on cognitive thinking, the goal is for people with ASD to be able to live in the world and connect with the people in it as themselves. Bernstein believes that whatever he does therapeutically must be on the individual’s terms—he or she must lead. Therapy examples are categorized by age groups, and demonstrate people with autism’s abilities to express their unique humanity, and engage more fully in the human interactions that give life meaning and make it worth the effort of getting out of bed every day.
Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey, a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities, have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job at Goodwill, she also moves into a newly remodeled cottage in her parents’ backyard and Linda believes that all their difficult times may finally be behind them.
Life, however, proves not to be so simple. As Lindsey plunges into adulthood, she experiments with sex, considers a tubal ligation, and at twenty quits Goodwill and runs away with Emmett, a man more than twice her age. As Lindsey grows closer to Emmett, she slips further away from her family but Linda, determined to save her daughter, refuses to give up. A touching memoir with unexpected moments of joy and humor, Loving Lindsey is a story about independence, rescue, resilience, and, most of all, love.
While many people are quick to judge parents in the anti-vaccination camp, few actually take the time to learn about the reasons behind their choice not to administer shots according to the medical establishment’s schedule.
In this candid memoir about the very real damage vaccines inflicted on her family, author Bridget Long shares the horrors of watching her daughter fall gravely ill just days after getting multiple shots at her fifteen-month checkup.
Though Long struggles in the beginning, faltering without knowledge and naively trusting the medical establishment, she pulls herself out of despair and ultimately finds help for her daughter—and absolution for herself.
Though ridiculed and scorned, Long learns to trust her own instinct and intuition as a mother, and fights to be heard by the people whose greatest motivation is protecting their own interests and not her child's.
Honest, painful, and ultimately redemptive, Injecting Change will encourage anyone whose life has been adversely impacted by vaccinations.
It can be lonely parenting a special-needs child, but you are not alone.
A Memoir / Self Help book by Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim.
Parenting is a challenging journey, especially when raising a child who requires extra attention. There are days when it feels as if you're trapped in a dark cave with no way out. The lonesomeness and helplessness exhaust you. You may be looking for some words of inspiration to know that you are not alone.
A Mother's Heart is a book for any parent in a similar circumstance. This book is written by a mother raising a special needs son with a genetic disorder. It encapsulates both the elements of a memoir and a self-help book. The author candidly shares her need to make heart-wrenching decisions throughout the journey, including family life and working with the school systems.
This is a book not only helpful for parents with a special needs child, it will also give insights to individuals who may encounter or be involved with parents of special needs children.
Teens: How do you get your parents to hear you, take you seriously and prepare for your future? How to Raise Respectful Parents is your guide for how to do both.
Parents: Does your teen tune you out? Do you wonder how to communicate so they more easily tune in? How to Raise Respectful Parents is your guide to improved teen communication.
How to Raise Respectful Parents is a teen’s guide to navigating adult culture by equipping teens with communication skills. Each chapter introduces a new communication skill by using real world examples and conversations between parents and teens. Teens will feel empowered as they try their new communication skills at home, school and work, laying a foundation for entering adulthood. These skills empower teens while enticing parents to read and practice the relationship building and communication skills outlined in the book. Teens will learn how to grow meaningful, more satisfying relationships with their parents through sample conversations and communication exercises about popular teen subjects including homework, driving, friends, dating, social media and more. Tips are also included for helping teens deal with adult culture.
Written by Twylia G. Reid, Broken Wings is a true story of a mother's unwavering love and courage for her son in the aftermath of a car accident. Main character, Mylon, was in all respects a bright young man on track towards the future he imagined when his life changed forever. Reid walks readers through accounts of emotional struggle and moments of despair following the accident. She shares the pain of her son's TBI diagnosis; and her commitment to support him through recovery and learning to live anew. Like Reid's family, many families have been hit with unexpected events leading to the question, "... What just happened?" According to the CDC, "Approximately 5.3 million Americans are living with a TBI-related disability and the consequences of severe TBI can affect all aspects of an individual's life. This can include relationships with family and friends, as well as their ability to work or be employed, do household tasks, drive, and/or participate in other activities of daily living." Despite being a non-fiction, Broken Wings is memorable. It has all the elements of an inspiring read from gripping truths and descriptive imagery to finding hope. This is a story that will leave an unforgettable mark on the minds of readers.
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"This book is a powerful statement about a critical component of a church's right response to abuse in its midst." — Professor Jeffrey R. Baker, Pepperdine University School of Law
Are you a good watchman? Are you training those in your home to do the same? Abuse and bullying can be stopped in their tracks with good watchmen at their post.
This book deals with the issue of child sexual abuse. It exposes the tactics often employed by abusers and bullies (leading to prevention) and discusses what can be done to reduce the number of survivors each predator has before being stopped.
A mother's love. A daughter's battle. A family's journey. What would you do if your child stopped eating? Dancing with a Demon is the true story of a mother searching for answers through the labyrinth of her daughter's struggle with an often fatal and perpetually mysterious disease. When author Valerie Foster's teen-aged daughter, Jenna, plunges into the dark world of anorexia nervosa, Valerie has to fight against a demon that threatens her daughter's life and her own mental health. Her riveting narrative, along with Jenna's revealing journal entries, explores the complexities of the mother-daughter relationship and how this disease affects one's entire family. For psychologists, educators, teens and parents everywhere, Dancing with a Demon provides hope, understanding, and enlightenment.
An acclaimed spokesperson for equality at the helm of And Baby, a pioneer magazine, radio show, and TV series on alternative parenting, Michelle Darné found herself at once callously erased from the lives of her children and silenced by the law. Parent Deleted is a gripping tale of one non-biological, lesbian mother’s fight for her children?an intimate, infuriating, and infectious story of perseverance, sacrifice, and hope in the face of debilitating adversity. And it is a courageous, disturbing, and necessary exposé of a likely emergent social justice frontier: the rights of all children to be with their parents, whether they are biologically linked, straight, gay, prepared or knocked up, perfect spouses or fallible ones.
Many parents say "I just want my child to be happy."
In this book, Usha Chudasama guides and empowers parents and their children - aged five to eleven years old - to shift negative perceptions and build a strong positive mindset. Parenting is a science. This book lays the foundation to build resilience for life's future challenges. Uniquely, blending the up-to-date theory of positive psychology, neuroscience and holistic practices, this jargon-free book takes you step-by-step through: scripted, fun and practical activities; powerful techniques and strategies; to create the ideal setting for raising a happy and confident child.
In this book you will learn how to:
understand the dynamics of family life today and how to manage stress;
become aware of how your behaviour and experiences influence how you parent your child; and
use a range of techniques to change your child's mindset for self-confidence and happiness
Autism is a childhood condition ... right? Not right. Children with autism grow into adults with autism. The great strides we have made in understanding childhood autistic behaviors and interventions have lagged dramatically behind the needs of aging autistics. What of the young adult trying to build relationships? What of the middle aged autistic adult who has been misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and lacks an effective treatment plan? What of the aging adult who is showing increasingly rigid autistic behaviors and is misdiagnosed as having frontotemporal dementia? Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults is a one-of-a-kind resource designed to improve the correct diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in adults. Filled with clinical stories that bring to life the concepts discussed, the book provides strategy-based interventions to address issues of personal and household management, medical care, communication, sensory processing symptoms, and emotional and behavioral regulation.
It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters explores the complex challenges and unexpected rewards of aging mothers in their relationships with their midlife daughters. Based on interviews with women between 65 and 85, it illuminates issues of closeness, distance, longing, and need that arise. Mothers speak openly about the ongoing effects of the past on the present, the cultural, familial, and interpersonal conflicts that remain, and the varied and often invisible ways they continue mothering.
As mothers enter the last decades of their lives, their roles with their daughters often shift and change in complicated ways. Now that they are no longer central in caring for them as they once were, many experience a recalibrating of authority, autonomy, and independence. Their courage is apparent as they reflect on the mistakes they’ve made, acknowledge their regrets, and search to come to terms with their relationships as they now are.