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100 Things I Hate About Pregnancy: What You'll Detest When You're Expecting

by Kate Konopicky

Though a very special time for every woman, pregnancy can be pretty stressful, and unless you've been there it's hard to appreciate what a woman is going through. In this hilarious book Kate Konopicky lists 100 things that she hated when she was pregnant, from baby on board badges ('Not funny. Just twee.'), to jokes about cravings ('No I don't want a piece of coal for my lunch and I haven't eaten the potting compost') , dropping food on your stomach, the fact that HE'S not pregnant, having to decorate the nursery, maternity bras and horrible baby stationery.

101 Things to Do Before You're Five: The funny, bizarre and downright yucky things to expect from your little people

by Sally Norton

Is that gurgle the best you can do? With five years of pleasure ahead of you, there are 101 amusing and infuriating things for you to get up to . . .Go ahead . . .· Play your jam sandwich in the DVD machine.· Worship the cardboard box your most expensive present came in.· Stick that pea right up your nose.· Take your place in the middle of your parents' bed.· Drop that tiny car in the massive ball pit and scream until your scrambling parents unearth it.After all, you're only young once.Destined to make new parents laugh and/or cry, Sally Norton's hilarious 101 Things to Do Before You're Five coaches babies through the essential skills to be mastered in those pre-school days, while guiding grown-ups through the 'joys' of those first five crucial years.

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism: Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

by Ethan B. Miller Paul J. Callahan Arnold Miller Theresa Smith

Do you need help dealing with your child's tantrums, inappropriate behavior or communication issues? Then this is the book you've been waiting for. Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is filled with effective tips for solving behavioral issues promptly in day-to-day situations. Miller's insights, compiled here and expanded upon by Theresa Smith, are based on an understanding of the cognitive and sensory needs of children with autism and how this can underlie certain disordered behaviors. This practical how-to guide will help you to identify causes of distress, foster friendships, increase focus, toilet train, stop tantrums and handle inappropriate conduct. This will provide essential daily support to parents, families, carers and teachers of pre-adolescent children on the autism spectrum. The book is targeted toward the most affected ASD children.

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism: Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges (PDF)

by Ethan B. Miller Paul J. Callahan Arnold Miller Theresa Smith

Do you need help dealing with your child's tantrums, inappropriate behavior or communication issues? Then this is the book you've been waiting for. Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is filled with effective tips for solving behavioral issues promptly in day-to-day situations. Miller's insights, compiled here and expanded upon by Theresa Smith, are based on an understanding of the cognitive and sensory needs of children with autism and how this can underlie certain disordered behaviors. This practical how-to guide will help you to identify causes of distress, foster friendships, increase focus, toilet train, stop tantrums and handle inappropriate conduct. This will provide essential daily support to parents, families, carers and teachers of pre-adolescent children on the autism spectrum. The book is targeted toward the most affected ASD children.

17 (Oberon Modern Plays Ser.)

by Dameon Garnett

Let’s celebrate, right now, shall we? The cake’s ruined, but we’ve got the ashes. 17 candles on the ashes of my fucking life...' At seventeen years old, Scott is facing a future that is as uncertain as his past. The death of his adopted mother throws his life into chaos, and now he finds himself having to fit in with a new aspirational family, and the birth-mother he never knew. Class differences soon reach fever pitch, and guilt has the winning hand. Whoever thought change would be this difficult, and what is Scott hiding under the bed?

20 Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make, Second Edition

by Sherrie Eldridge

As an adoptee, do you have mixed feelings about your adoption? If you do, you are not alone - adoptees often experience complex feelings of grief, anger, and questions about their identity. Sherrie Eldridge is an adoptee and adoption expert, and in this book she draws on her personal experiences and feelings relating to adoption as well as interviews with over 70 adoptees. Sherrie reveals how you can discover your own unique life purpose and worth, and sets out 20 life-transforming choices which you have the power to make. The choices will help you discover answers about issues such as: Why do I feel guilty when I think about my birth parents? Why can't I talk about the painful aspects of adoption? Where can I gain an unshakable sense of self-esteem? Sherrie also addresses the problem of depression among adoptees and common dilemmas such as if, when and how to contact a birth mother or father. This fully updated second edition includes new material on finding support online, contacting family through social media, and features three new chapters, including Sherrie's story of reuniting with her birth brother, Jon, in adulthood.

20 Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make, Second Edition (PDF)

by Sherrie Eldridge

As an adoptee, do you have mixed feelings about your adoption? If you do, you are not alone - adoptees often experience complex feelings of grief, anger, and questions about their identity. Sherrie Eldridge is an adoptee and adoption expert, and in this book she draws on her personal experiences and feelings relating to adoption as well as interviews with over 70 adoptees. Sherrie reveals how you can discover your own unique life purpose and worth, and sets out 20 life-transforming choices which you have the power to make. The choices will help you discover answers about issues such as: Why do I feel guilty when I think about my birth parents? Why can't I talk about the painful aspects of adoption? Where can I gain an unshakable sense of self-esteem? Sherrie also addresses the problem of depression among adoptees and common dilemmas such as if, when and how to contact a birth mother or father. This fully updated second edition includes new material on finding support online, contacting family through social media, and features three new chapters, including Sherrie's story of reuniting with her birth brother, Jon, in adulthood.

22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

by Rudy Simone Maxine Aston

Although having Asperger Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find his behaviour hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness, isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome these difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner. From an unwillingness to show affection in public or even sleep in the same bed to problems holding down a job, this book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy Simone explores the complications of Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. She offers helpful tips for improving the relationship and finding fulfillment both individually and as a couple. This book will help women to understand the male Asperger's mind and, equally, it can help men with AS to see things from their partner's perspective. It will also be of interest to counsellors working with couples where the male partner has Asperger's Syndrome.

22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome (PDF)

by Rudy Simone Maxine Aston

Although having Asperger Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find his behaviour hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness, isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome these difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner. From an unwillingness to show affection in public or even sleep in the same bed to problems holding down a job, this book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy Simone explores the complications of Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. She offers helpful tips for improving the relationship and finding fulfillment both individually and as a couple. This book will help women to understand the male Asperger's mind and, equally, it can help men with AS to see things from their partner's perspective. It will also be of interest to counsellors working with couples where the male partner has Asperger's Syndrome.

26a

by Diana Evans

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARDIdentical twins, Georgia and Bessi, live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Down below there is not such harmony. Their Nigerian mother puts cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious ways of dealing with homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of Neasden, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. Forced to create their own identities, the Hunter children build a separate universe. Older sister Bel discovers sex, high heels and organic hairdressing, the twins prepare for a flapjack empire, and baby sister Kemy learns to moonwalk for Michael Jackson. It is when the reality comes knocking that the fantasies of childhood start to give way. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in a world of separateness and solitude, and which of them will be stronger?

The 3-Day Nanny: Simple 3-Day Solutions for Sleeping, Eating, Potty Training and Behaviour Challenges

by Kathryn Mewes

Do you need to help your baby or child to sleep through the night, overcome fussiness around food, succeed with potty training or stop tantrums? Kathryn’s step-by-step advice will give you new confidence as a parent and quickly and easily help your child:- Sleep through the night- Try new foods and enjoy healthy eating- Transform challenging behaviours and habits - Potty train with easeWith advice for different issues and ages, Kathryn will guide you through the three-day plan relevant to you and help you put your family back on track.Kathryn's 3-day plans work on the basis that it normally takes a child three days to settle into a new routine. On day 1 she helps you to identify the cause of the issue, to choose the right positive bespoke solution clearly outlined in her book and to begin to implement it. On this first day the new routine will feel new and unfamiliar to you and your child. On day 2 the new routine will start to be more familiar and by the end of day 3 the change will be accepted by your child and a fresh start will begin to unfold for you all. Essential advice for parents with children aged 6 months to 6 years.

3 of a Kind (Knightley and Son #3)

by Rohan Gavin

Who will hold the winning hand? Sherlock meets Ocean's Eleven in this wickedly funny, action-packed crime caper.Darkus Knightley is used to expecting the unexpected. An extraordinary solver of crimes, with immense powers of deduction, and regularly found bedecked in tweed, Darkus is anything but the average 13-year-old. But he is the person to call when strange goings-on are afoot!Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind to lead a normal teenage life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus must return to the family fold and follow the clues to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas. Alongside his father, Alan, and stepsister, Tilly, Darkus must once again face the deadly criminal organisation, the Combination – and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, Knightley and Son will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game. Will the odds be in our detective duo's favour? Or will this be the Knightleys' final roll of the dice? Perfect for fans of Sherlock, this thrilling crime adventure will keep you on the edge of your seats. www.knightleyandson.com

30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking: What Happens When You Can No Longer Ignore the Baby Issue

by Kasey Edwards

When Kasey Edwards discovers she'll be infertile within a year, she is forced to bring the baby issue to the forefront of her mind. In 30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking, she explores what having a child would mean to her identity, her career, her body, her relationships and her mental health.Kasey speaks to people who have children and people who don't, women who claim motherhood is the best thing they've ever done and those who say it's the worst. She discovers how the desire for a baby can drive people to the brink of insanity, the logistical challenges of ovulating and trying to conceive on a longhaul flight, the indignity and despair of IVF and the price of buying sperm on the Internet.This witty memoir will make you laugh, cry and ponder the joys and regrets of motherhood. It will inspire you to tackle the baby issue head-on and on your own terms, rather than letting time, denial and social pressures make the decision for you.

40, 001 Best Baby Names

by Diane Stafford

Nothing is more personal than a name and the naming of a baby is taken very seriously by all parents-to-be. With an extensive, easy-to-use alphabetical listing of every boy's and girl's name imaginable, 40,001 Best Baby Names, unique among the plethora of baby name books on the market, also includes fun, individualised lists, such as: good names for race-car drivers, names that spawn nasty nicknames, names for children who are handsome or beautiful, nerd/dork/wallflower names, deathrow names, names for smart kids and much, much more! With 40,001 baby names to choose from, in an accessible, enjoyable format, 40,001 Best Baby Names is the essential resource for all parents-to-be.

5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food: The UK edition

by Jamie Oliver

Jamie's most straightforward cookbook yet . . . It's perfect for quick and easy meals for every day of the week. Even the busiest of us will be able to master dishes to bring the house down!Jamie's CHANNEL 4 series Quick and Easy Food is BACK on Monday nights at 8pm, find all the recipes . . . and more inside.__________'Our favourite new recipe book . . . Simple suppers from the nation's favourite chef' Sainsbury's Magazine__________With just FIVE ingredients that have maximum flavour and minimum fuss, you'll be cooking exciting food that's ready in less than 30 minutes. From this weeks episode . . . · CRISPY SKIN LEMON SOLE. The perfect summer supper . . . Grilled lemon sole with artichoke hearts, mellow courgettes, hot chilli's and fresh mint.· PAPPA AL POMODORO SOUP. A hearty Italian soup, perfect for midweek. Garlic and plum tomatoes, ciabatta, parmesan and basil.· CHICKEN NOODLE STIR-FRY. A super-easy, deliciously light dinner. Toasted peanuts, gnarly chicken breasts cooked in sticky black bean sauce on top of egg noodles and tender stem broccoli.· HONEY BERRY FILO SMASH. A sumptuous, simple dessert. Crushed raspberries rippled through coconut yoghurt with shards of filo pastry drizzled in layers of runny honey and pistachios. _________'This is Oliver's best book in years' The Sunday Times'Jamie Oliver returns with the second series, focussing on easy family-centric cooking . . . he's stripped back to basics and all the better for it.' The Sunday Telegraph

5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food: The UK edition

by Jamie Oliver

Jamie's most straightforward cookbook yet . . . It's perfect for quick and easy meals for every day of the week. Even the busiest of us will be able to master dishes to bring the house down!Jamie's CHANNEL 4 series Quick and Easy Food is BACK on Monday nights at 8pm, find all the recipes . . . and more inside.__________'Our favourite new recipe book . . . Simple suppers from the nation's favourite chef' Sainsbury's Magazine__________With just FIVE ingredients that have maximum flavour and minimum fuss, you'll be cooking exciting food that's ready in less than 30 minutes. From this weeks episode . . . · CRISPY SKIN LEMON SOLE. The perfect summer supper . . . Grilled lemon sole with artichoke hearts, mellow courgettes, hot chilli's and fresh mint.· PAPPA AL POMODORO SOUP. A hearty Italian soup, perfect for midweek. Garlic and plum tomatoes, ciabatta, parmesan and basil.· CHICKEN NOODLE STIR-FRY. A super-easy, deliciously light dinner. Toasted peanuts, gnarly chicken breasts cooked in sticky black bean sauce on top of egg noodles and tender stem broccoli.· HONEY BERRY FILO SMASH. A sumptuous, simple dessert. Crushed raspberries rippled through coconut yoghurt with shards of filo pastry drizzled in layers of runny honey and pistachios. _________'This is Oliver's best book in years' The Sunday Times'Jamie Oliver returns with the second series, focussing on easy family-centric cooking . . . he's stripped back to basics and all the better for it.' The Sunday Telegraph

60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More: Seeing the Big Picture

by Lisa Timms

Teenagers and older children on the autistic spectrum are, like the rest of us, surrounded by complex social codes and rules that govern everyday interaction. Interpreting these and reading social cues such as sarcasm, idioms and body language often presents a real challenge, but this book of realistic and thought-provoking stories can help. Designed with both parent and child in mind, every story outlines a real-life situation that young people on the spectrum are likely to encounter. Each of these is followed with questions such as 'what else might he have done?', 'how do you think she felt?' and 'why do you think they were upset?', along with practical tips for parents on how to facilitate constructive discussions. As children consider these questions with adults, they begin to put themselves into someone else's shoes and are encouraged to think about how their actions and behaviour may affect those around them, gaining invaluable skills and understanding that will be transferable to everyday life situations. Packed with 60 stories exploring real-life situations, this book will be an essential tool for parents, caregivers, teachers, and anyone else wishing to enable young people on the autistic spectrum to improve their social skills.

60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More: Seeing the Big Picture (PDF)

by Lisa Timms

Teenagers and older children on the autistic spectrum are, like the rest of us, surrounded by complex social codes and rules that govern everyday interaction. Interpreting these and reading social cues such as sarcasm, idioms and body language often presents a real challenge, but this book of realistic and thought-provoking stories can help. Designed with both parent and child in mind, every story outlines a real-life situation that young people on the spectrum are likely to encounter. Each of these is followed with questions such as 'what else might he have done?', 'how do you think she felt?' and 'why do you think they were upset?', along with practical tips for parents on how to facilitate constructive discussions. As children consider these questions with adults, they begin to put themselves into someone else's shoes and are encouraged to think about how their actions and behaviour may affect those around them, gaining invaluable skills and understanding that will be transferable to everyday life situations. Packed with 60 stories exploring real-life situations, this book will be an essential tool for parents, caregivers, teachers, and anyone else wishing to enable young people on the autistic spectrum to improve their social skills.

The 7 Day Parent Coach: Halve the stress, double your energy and become a great parent

by Lorraine Thomas

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding, most important jobs you'll ever do in your life - and it's also the most challenging. A growing number of parents are seeking professional help from parent coaches to help them cope with the struggles of family life.Lorraine Thomas, the UK's leading parent coach has written this book based on her extensive experience and expertise. Her approach is unique. She doesn't offer general advice, counselling or therapy, but instead provides a practical framework for parents to focus on solutions to common family problems and develop tailor-made strategies to help achieve them within a manageable timeframe - just 7 days.With accessible advice on the top problems that all parents are faced with, The 7-Day Parent Coach also offers information on: - how to communicate with your children- how to deal with the guilt of being a working parent- how to survive the family evening 'arsenic hours'And much more! This is the essential guide for all twenty-first century parents.

7pm to 7am Sleeping Baby Routine: The no-cry plan to help your baby sleep through the night

by Charmian Mead

Help your baby sleep through the night without any tears.The early months with a new baby are exciting and magical, but can be very emotional and exhausting if sleep is disturbed night after night. Baby sleep guru Charmian Mead's flexible plan, developed from work with hundreds of families, is designed to encourage baby to sleep a full twelve hours a night, naturally, by as early as six weeks old without any tears. She'll show you gentle ways to encourage your baby to:· Take active and effective feeds during the day · Stay awake and playful in the day (not night!)· Feel full and content day and night· Sleep twelve hour stretches at night with no dream feedWhether you are breastfeeding, bottle-feeding or a bit of both - and even if you have twins - Charmian's approach will make sure your baby stays awake and playful during the day and not at night!

An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism: A Handbook for Parents and Carers

by Kenneth Aitken

The concept of a single condition known as 'autism' is quickly becoming outdated, and is now understood to be an umbrella term for a variety of predominantly genetic conditions. This can be confusing for parents of children who have been diagnosed as having an 'autism spectrum disorder'. An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism provides parents with a complete overview of the main genetic disorders associated with autism, including those linked to growth differences, cardiovascular issues, neurodevelopmental problems, immune dysfunction, gastrointestinal disturbances and epilepsy. Kenneth Aitken demystifies the umbrella term 'autism' by alphabetically listing these conditions along with information about how common they are, their causes, signs, and symptoms, and for many, appropriate methods of treatment and management. Information on support groups and sources of further information are also included to help parents obtain any additional support they need, and keep up to date with new developments in research and practice. This is a must-have book for any parent or carer who feels confused by their child's diagnosis, or who seeks a better understanding of the many genetic conditions linked to autism.

An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism: A Handbook for Parents and Carers (PDF)

by Kenneth Aitken

The concept of a single condition known as 'autism' is quickly becoming outdated, and is now understood to be an umbrella term for a variety of predominantly genetic conditions. This can be confusing for parents of children who have been diagnosed as having an 'autism spectrum disorder'. An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism provides parents with a complete overview of the main genetic disorders associated with autism, including those linked to growth differences, cardiovascular issues, neurodevelopmental problems, immune dysfunction, gastrointestinal disturbances and epilepsy. Kenneth Aitken demystifies the umbrella term 'autism' by alphabetically listing these conditions along with information about how common they are, their causes, signs, and symptoms, and for many, appropriate methods of treatment and management. Information on support groups and sources of further information are also included to help parents obtain any additional support they need, and keep up to date with new developments in research and practice. This is a must-have book for any parent or carer who feels confused by their child's diagnosis, or who seeks a better understanding of the many genetic conditions linked to autism.

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions (Therapeutic Parenting Bks.)

by Sarah Naish

Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent. Providing a model of intervention, The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting gives parents or caregivers an easy to follow process to use when responding to issues with their children. The following A-Z covers 60 common problems parents face, from acting aggressively to difficulties with sleep, with advice on what might trigger these issues, and how to respond. Easy to navigate and written in a straightforward style, this book is a 'must have' for all therapeutic parents.

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions

by Sarah Naish

Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent. Providing a model of intervention, The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting gives parents or caregivers an easy to follow process to use when responding to issues with their children. The following A-Z covers 60 common problems parents face, from acting aggressively to difficulties with sleep, with advice on what might trigger these issues, and how to respond. Easy to navigate and written in a straightforward style, this book is a 'must have' for all therapeutic parents.

The Aargh to Zzzz of Parenting: An Alternative Guide

by Joanna Simmons Jay Curtis

A is for Anxiety, Alcohol and awful Activities.B is for Bedtime, Baking and Boredom. C is for Childcare and Cooking With Your Coat on. The Aargh to Zzzz of Parenting puts two fingers up to the idea that motherhood is the most rewarding experience a woman can have. Taking a laugh-out-loud look at life with young children, it taps into the very normal, but hard-to-admit frustrations that many parents feel. This brilliantly alternative A - Z of parenting is essential reading for all mums and dads who 'really love their kids, but...'

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