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The New Mom's Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby The New Mom's Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby
by Jennifer Wider, M.D.

In this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Dr. Jennifer Wider, a physician as well as the mother of two small children, delivers up-to-date medical information, candid answers to a host of questions, and expert advice on a range of postpartum issues



An Intimate Understanding of America's Teenagers: Shaking Hands with Aliens An Intimate Understanding of America's Teenagers: Shaking Hands with Aliens
by Bruce J. Gevirtzman

Voted Teacher of the Year and Coach of the Year, Bruce Gevirtzman shares with us the results of his years spent talking with teenagers about topics from life and lust to depression and death.



Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness -- Before, During, and After Pregnancy Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness -- Before, During, and After Pregnancy
by Lucy J. Puryear MD

In this informative, book, Puryear examines the emotional health issues associated with pregnancy and postpartum, providing an indispensable resource for expectant parents and for those who wish to become pregnant.



Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv

In this landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv brings together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child's healthy physical and emotional development.



Please Don't Label My Child: Break the Doctor-Diagnosis-Drug Cycle and Discover Safe, Effective Choices for Your Child's Emotional Health Please Don't Label My Child: Break the Doctor-Diagnosis-Drug Cycle and Discover Safe, Effective Choices for Your Child's Emotional Health
by Scott M. Shannon, MD

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Scott Shannon, a renowned child psychiatrist, sounds the clarion call on a raging epidemic: the overlabeling and overmedicating of our kids today.



Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
by Rafe Esquith

In a rough Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by violence, there is an exceptional public school classroom called Room 56 . . . The fifth-graders inside are either immigrants or children of immigrants; most live in poverty and few speak English as their first language.



And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart: Moving from Despair to Meaning After the Death of a Child And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart: Moving from Despair to Meaning After the Death of a Child
by Charlotte Mathes

Jungian psychoanalyst Charlotte Mathes suffered a parent's worst nightmare -- the death of her child. In this book, she describes her struggle to find meaning and wholeness in one of the most shattering of experiences.



The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Food in Kids' Favorite Meals The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Food in Kids' Favorite Meals
by Missy Chase Lapine

Learn how to make the meals your children already love -- but with secret sneaky ingredients that pack a healthy punch. Your kids will never suspect that there's blueberries pureed into their brownies, cauliflower in their mac 'n' cheese, or sweet potatoes in their lasagna -- but they'll love every bite!



Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism
by Portia Iversen

Portia Iversen was an award-winning art director and television writer whose life changed irrevocably when her son Dov was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. As she and her husband, Jon Shestack, sought treatments for Dov and struggled to understand what was happening.



Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
by Cris Beam

When Cris Beam first moved to Los Angeles, she thought she might put in a few hours volunteering at a school for gay and transgender kids while she got settled. Instead, she found herself drawn more deeply than she could ever have imagined into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered.



Love, Magic & Mudpies: Raising Your Kids to Feel Loved, Be Kind, and Make a Difference Love, Magic & Mudpies: Raising Your Kids to Feel Loved, Be Kind, and Make a Difference
by Dr. Bernie S. Siegel

Love is necessary for our survival and is the key ingredient for both the parent and the child. Children see the magic in everything, and loving parents can and will experience so many magical moments while raising their children.



Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World
by Dan Kindlon, PhD

Following on the heels of his groundbreaking bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys comes another important work on adolescents and gender from author Dan Kindlon.