How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Adel Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:

Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment

Express your strong feelings without being hurtful

Engage your child's willing cooperation

Set firm limits and maintain goodwill

Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline

Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise

Resolve family conflicts peacefully


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Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

Ayelet Waldman

In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade. Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as a “bad mother”?  Writing with remarkable candor, and dispensing much hilarious and helpful advice along the way—Is breast best? What should you do when your daughter dresses up as a “ho” for Halloween?—Ayelet Waldman says it's time for women to get over it and get on with it in this wry, unflinchingly honest, and always insightful memoir on modern motherhood.


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Man's search for Meaning

Victor E. Frankel

Based on his own experience in a Nazi death camp, and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
 


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My Many Colored Days

Dr. Seuss

This children's book focuses on the usage of color to depict a variety of moods to help children better understand feelings and emotions.