by Alexandra Robbins
High school isn't what it used to be. With record numbers of students competing fiercely to get into college, schools are no longer primarily places of learning. They're dog-eat-dog battlegrounds in which kids must set aside interests and passions in order to strategize over how to game the system.
The plight of the introverted child is to be often misunderstood. Parents, siblings, classmates, teachers, and -- most devastatingly -- the child himself feel that there's something wrong with him. With The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child, Dr. Marti Olsen Laney brings wisdom and science together to provide parents with an essential guide.
According to prevailing wisdom, a boy must be raised with a man in the house; otherwise, he's bound to be a failure. That same wisdom tells us that mothers left to their own devices will smother their sons and turn them into sissies, and that sons of unmarried mothers are destined to a life of crime.
Happily married and the mother of ten, Kathryn Sansone is centered, fit, organized, and beautiful. But Supermom? Absolutely not. Welcome to her club.
A practical guide to reshaping your attitudes and reigniting your passions, The MomsTown Guide to Getting It All will help you create your most fulfilling life as both a woman and a mom.
Sex, drugs, peer pressure, and underachievement: don't these sound like issues that high schoolers might confront? But according to Dr. Sylvia Rimm's research findings, your middle schoolers may actually be encountering these problems every single day.
"Breast is best." You've heard it from your doctor, your best friend, your pushy colleague. No arguments from you -- you're intent on nursing and you're ready to grow your baby the best way possible.
Mallika Chopra's stories and essays are compelling and human -- whether you are pregnant, parenting a newborn, or supporting a "baby" who is in college, 100 Promises to My Baby is a reminder to connect with the parent you'd like to be, even if you occasionally miss the mark.
Written in a style that blends humor, insightful stories, and practical experience, Ready to Learn provides a flexible time-tested approach, using step-by-step strategies that will help your preschoolers become confident and love learning -- before they enter the classroom.
The perfect baby name will speak to your heart, give your child a great start in life -- and maybe even satisfy your relatives. But you can't expect to just stumble on a name like that in an A-to-Z dictionary or on a trendy list.
In What Babies Say Before They Can Talk, Paul C. Holinger, M.D., M.P.H., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has been studying children and their emotions for more than twenty-five years, explains how infants communicate with us, and we with them.
In the past few years, it has become painfully clear that all is not well with the children of middle-class America. Hardly a day goes by without stories of drug use, binge drinking, destructive violence, and senseless suicides among middle-class adolescents. But the "why" of these tragedies has eluded us, until now.