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Book Review: Going Solo: Hope & Healing for the Single Mom or Dad Book Review: Going Solo: Hope & Healing for the Single Mom or DadImagine going through your morning routine, getting the kids up and ready for school while also trying to get yourself and partner ready, when the rug is suddenly pulled out from under you and your world is changed. Rather than having a partner to help ...

Book Review: The Art of Not Falling Apart Book Review: The Art of Not Falling ApartLondon journalist Christina Patterson wanted to read a book called, I Feel So Awful I Don’t Know What to Do. There was no such book, so she wrote The Art of Not Falling Apart. Patterson had every reason in the world to fall apart. At thirteen, ...

Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids Book Review: Anxiety Relief for KidsMany parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and ...

Book Review: Inventing Ourselves Book Review: Inventing OurselvesAdolescence may seem like a period during which the brain goes offline, but it is anything but that. All-consuming relationships, capricious decisions, radical mood swings, and an addiction-like compulsion to risk-taking all offer tremendous insight into a time when the brain is shifting, changing, and ...

Book Review: Protecting Your Children Online Book Review: Protecting Your Children OnlineThere is very little debate that the rapid rise of internet use in this country has left us all a little exposed. More online hacks, scams, and bugs mean less protection, more risk of harm, and less ability to detect it every time we go ...

Book Review: Be The Parent Please Book Review: Be The Parent PleaseThere is no arguing that parents today face considerable challenges. From safety in schools to bullying, lack of connection, and lack of empathy among kids. However, there remains one large problem that has crept in rather ominously. “There are so many forces pushing us to give ...

Book Review: Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours Book Review: Making Children Mind Without Losing YoursWhile most parents likely find themselves doing the tasks that they have already asked their kids to do many times, the idea that they are being masterfully manipulated might seem like a stretch. Kids, after all, are hedonistic by nature, says psychologist Kevin Leman, the author ...

Book Review: The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy Book Review: The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused TherapyCarl was a four-year-old boy who had experienced considerable neglect and periodic physical abuse during the first three and a half years of his life. According to Catherine, his foster mother, he reacted instantly to situations of distress with rage outbursts, and these tended to ...

Book Review: The Empowered Mama Book Review: The Empowered Mama“It seems to me that a happy life would be a pretty good legacy to leave your children,” writes Lisa Druxman in her new book, The Empowered Mama: How to Reclaim Your Time and Yourself While Raising a Happy, Healthy Family. Druxman helps moms determine ...

Book Review: Parenting the Addicted Teen Book Review: Parenting the Addicted TeenWhile parents play a critical role in a teen’s recovery from addiction, the cycle of addiction itself often disempowers the entire family in such a way that recovery and reconnection become almost impossible. In her new book, Parenting the Addicted Teen: A 5-Step Foundational Program, Barbara ...

Book Review: Running On Empty No More Book Review: Running On Empty No MoreIn her first book, Running On Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect, Jonice Webb introduced what was then a groundbreaking concept for many: It’s not that your parents didn’t love you, it’s just that they didn’t respond enough to your emotional needs. In her new book, ...

Book Review: A Parent's Guide to Teen Addiction Book Review: A Parent's Guide to Teen AddictionIt’s true in this country that we do have a war on drugs. But for many parents, that war is waging in their own home with their own teenagers. According to Laurence Westreich, MD, who is an addiction expert, father, and author of A Parent’s Guide ...

Book Review: Dancing With Your Baby Book Review: Dancing With Your Baby“Because dancing with a baby is so instinctive, compelling, and carefree, we likely aren’t aware of its importance,” writes Sue Doherty in her new book, Dancing With Your Baby: The Science of Nurturing Infant and Caregiver through Music and Movement. Throughout the book, Doherty explores the ...

Book Review: How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You're An Adult Book Review: How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You're An AdultThe search for better is inherent in us all. It may appear as the drive toward economic success, public validation, or improved relationships. However, the primary thing we desire, according to Ira Israel is to be loved unconditionally. In his new book, How To Survive Your ...

Book Review: It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You Book Review: It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating YouWe live in a weight-obsessed world. Not only are we exposed to a constant barrage of images of the “perfect body,” but when it comes to attaining it we tend to focus on all the wrong things. We cut our carbohydrate intake, follow any exercise ...

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