18 Myths That Have You in Knots - and How to Get Free
Author: Lisa Sugarman
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
In Untying Parent Anxiety, nationally syndicated humor columnist and author Lisa Sugarman reminds us that our kids aren't supposed to be perfect. (And neither are we.) They're going to screw up, make mistakes, and lose their way. And as soon as we embrace the idea that parenthood is not a straight line, we unlock everyone's full potential. Drawing on her life as the perfectly imperfect mother of two daughters and more than a decade of working in the school system, Sugarman deconstructs some of the biggest challenges facing parents and offers advice and strategies to help soothe anxious moms and dads.
18 Myths that Have You in Knots—And How to Get Free
Author: Lisa Sugarman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Raising the perfect child . . . it’s our dream as parents. But the reality is: the perfect child doesn’t exist. Yet parents everywhere are putting the full-court press on their kids to be perfect, fixating on raising them to be smarter, faster, more successful, and more popular than their peers. And that’s making today’s parents and their children crazy. In Untying Parent Axniety, nationally syndicated humor columnist and author Lisa Sugarman reminds us that our kids aren’t supposed to be perfect. (And neither are we.) They’re going to screw up, make mistakes, and lose their way. And as soon as we embrace the idea that parenthood is not a straight line, we unlock everyone’s full potential. Drawing on her life as the perfectly imperfect mother of two daughters and more than a decade of working in the school system, Sugarman deconstructs some of the biggest myths facing parents and offers advice and strategies to help soothe anxious moms and dads. Cycling through everything from friend drama and separation anxiety to playing nice and emotional development, Untying Parent Anxiety is a funny but honest journey through the most common stages of raising kids that reinforces that parenthood is a beautiful, imperfect work in progress.
An interactive sixty-day Bible study on freedom in Christ that identifies the deceptive thoughts and negative emotions that bind us. The Freedom Challenge takes the reader on a journey of healing by applying God’s Word to toxic thinking and destructive behavior patterns. Walk in the truth and live free of negative labels, false limitations, and lies.
Destroy strongholds and be free of past hurts and destructive emotions—and live life as God intended. After Paul Damon read his wife’s manuscript for The Freedom Challenge, he was convinced he needed her book—as well as every other man battling with cycles of discouragement and defeat. So together they crafted a powerful resource to guide men through eight areas of spiritual struggle—cords that strangle life and vitality from a man’s soul, like deceptive self-talk, fear, depression, toxic mindsets, and debilitating lies, among others. The Freedom Challenge for Men is a sixty-day Bible study designed to help you find freedom and emotional healing from destructive thought and behavior patterns unique to men. Through a daily intentional and interactive process of putting God’s Word into practice combined with challenging questions and guided confessions and prayers, you’ll learn how to destroy strongholds and live free of past hurts, negative emotions, and destructive patterns. This practical resource will transform your mindset and give you a fresh beginning and clear direction for a positive future—so you can soar into life as the man of God he created you to be. Take the Freedom Challenge and become an active participant in your own emotional and spiritual transformation. Your source of freedom is knowing and believing God’s truth—about who he is, what Jesus accomplished on the cross, and your identity in him. —Paul and Dawn (Scott) Damon
The Soothing, Superfast Way to Help Your New Baby Sleep Through the Night...and Prevent Sleep Problems Before They Develop
Author: Cathryn Tobin
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Family & Relationships
A renowned pediatrician explains her revolutionary new method for training infants to sleep right—from the start Dr. Cathryn Tobin, pediatrician of 25 years, midwife, and mother of four, reveals a breakthrough discovery that will transform the way that parents put their infants and toddlers to bed. Dr. Tobin has found that a physiological window of opportunity opens—usually at 6 to 8 weeks—when a baby can learn great sleep habits before bad ones develop. If parents follow her 7-day plan and take advantage of this crucial time in child development, they and their newborn will be sleeping through the night sooner than any other sleep book promises—and without the crying and screaming that comes with other approaches. The Lull-A-Baby Sleep Plan is the first sleep manual that focuses on preventing infant sleep problems before they have a chance to begin. But if a parent has missed the window, there's still hope and HELP: Dr. Tobin's no-cry program for re-training older babies and toddlers. Dr. Tobin developed this program after sleep deprivation caused a car accident that almost cost her life. Since then she has successfully used her method with hundreds of grateful parents.
The completeness and excellence of the abstracts make this volume a valuable guide and reference book for all students and scholars who do not own the complete set. For those who do own the first twenty-five volumes, the index will facilitate quick location of important topics and bring ease in tracing the development of psychoanalytic concepts.
In today's world, it can be difficult to maintain your faith. Those seeking a greater understanding of the Bible have numerous excellent theological commentaries available to them, but due to volume and depth, many of these are out of reach of laypeople. Others lose contact with the Bible because it no longer seems relevant to life. They use a superficial knowledge of science and evolution to exclude God and faith from their experiences. "The Layman's Commentary: Volume 3-Books of Wisdom" presents a passage by passage explanation of the five Books of the Bible, known as Wisdom. In this third volume, author John Devine shows how these books address most of the issues of life from the existence of evil and suffering to the frustrations and futility of worldly philosophies. They give an understanding of existence and provide the path to a meaningful life. He explains God's continued selfrevelation and plan for a relationship with humankind and considers the conflict and consequences of the desire of the individual to be independent from God. "The third book in The Layman's Commentary series, Volume 3-Books of Wisdom"shows that knowledge and experience from this period is still valid today, both the promises and the warnings, because God's character has not changed - nor has the frailty of human nature. Devine draws out the practical application of these timeless truths as they relate to everyday experience and shows how they confirm that science and faith are complementary in an informed worldview. They include guidelines that enrich our personal relationship with God.
A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Author: Christopher McCurry
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
We live in a chaotic and often unpredictable world, so it's only natural for you and your child to have anxieties. But seeing your child cry, cling to you, or even use aggression to avoid his or her own fears and worries may cause you to worry even more, trapping both of you in a cycle of anxiety and fear. You can interrupt this cycle with the proven-effective mindfulness and acceptance skills taught in this book. Drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy, Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance offers a new way to think about your child's anxiety, as well as a set of techniques used by child psychologists to help children as young as four let go of anxious feelings and focus instead on relationships with friends, learning new things in school, and having fun. You'll learn these techniques, use them when you feel anxious, and teach them to your child. With practice, you both will let go of anxious feelings and your child will find the confidence to enjoy being a kid.
Ninety-five percent of American kids have Internet access by age 11; the average number of texts a teenager sends each month is well over 3,000. More families report that technology makes life with children more challenging, not less, as parents today struggle with questions previous generations never faced: Is my thirteen-year-old responsible enough for a Facebook page? What will happen if I give my nine year-old a cell phone? In The Parent App, Lynn Schofield Clark provides what families have been sorely lacking: smart, sensitive, and effective strategies for coping with the dilemmas of digital and mobile media in modern life. Clark set about interviewing scores of mothers and fathers, identifying not only their various approaches, but how they differ according to family income. Parents in upper-income families encourage their children to use media to enhance their education and self-development and to avoid use that might distract them from goals of high achievement. Lower income families, in contrast, encourage the use of digital and mobile media in ways that are respectful, compliant toward parents, and family-focused. Each approach has its own benefits and drawbacks, and whatever the parenting style or economic bracket, parents experience anxiety about how to manage new technology. With the understanding of a parent of teens and the rigor of a social scientist, Clark tackles a host of issues, such as family communication, online predators, cyber bullying, sexting, gamer drop-outs, helicopter parenting, technological monitoring, the effectiveness of strict controls, and much more. The Parent App is more than an advice manual. As Clark admits, technology changes too rapidly for that. Rather, she puts parenting in context, exploring the meaning of media challenges and the consequences of our responses-for our lives as family members and as members of society.