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CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY

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EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 06/06/2017

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90539-5

The Positive Discipline method has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers who want to foster creative problem-solving within their students, giving them the behavioral skills they need to understand and process what they learn. In Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers, you will learn how to successfully incorporate respectful, solution-oriented approaches to ensure a cooperative and productive classroom. Using tools like "Connection Before Correction," "Four Problem-Solving...

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SECRET LIVES OF TEENAGERS
Written by NANCY JO SALES

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/24/2017

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17318-6

Award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales crisscrossed the country talking to more than two hundred girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen about their experiences online and off. They are coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that...

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A REVOLUTION IN PARENTING
Written by SHEFALI TSABARY

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 05/31/2016

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-399-56396-6

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Parents . . . you will be wowed and awed by [Dr. Shefali]." —Oprah Winfrey

As seen on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday,
 a radically transformative plan that shows parents how to raise children to be their best, truest selves, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent.


What if...?

What if I told you that you can put an end to all of your parenting struggles?

That you can learn to parent without fear or...

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A BLUEPRINT FOR RENEWING YOUR CHILD'S CONFIDENCE AND LOVE OF LEARNING
Written by BEN FOSS

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-54125-3

Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing—and what you can do so that he or she will thrive

More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic—a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a “learning disability” or “learning difference,” that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Yet even though children with dyslexia may have trouble reading, they don’t have any problems learning; dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of...

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WHAT TWO PRESIDENTS, EIGHT ROAD TRIPS, AND MY SON TAUGHT ME ABOUT A PARENT'S EXPECTATIONS
Written by RON FOURNIER

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 04/12/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-14048-5

"[A]n eloquent, brave, big-hearted book…about the timeless anxieties and emotions of parenthood, and the modern twists thereon.”
—James Fallows, The Atlantic

Love That Boy is a uniquely personal story about the causes and costs of outsized parental expectations. What we want for our children—popularity, normalcy, achievement, genius—and what they truly need—grit, empathy, character—are explored by National Journal’s Ron Fournier, who weaves his extraordinary journey to acceptance around the...

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THE INNER VOICE OF A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH AUTISM
Written by NAOKI HIGASHIDA
Translator KA YOSHIDA, DAVID MITCHELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98515-3

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD •NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind...

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GUIDING TEENAGE GIRLS THROUGH THE SEVEN TRANSITIONS INTO ADULTHOOD
Written by LISA DAMOUR

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-39305-7

Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.

In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and...

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THE STORY OF AUTISM

Format: Hardcover, 688 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 01/19/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-98567-5

Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family’s odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it. Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered history of ordinary people determined to secure a place in the world for those with autism—by liberating children from dank...

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A MEMOIR
Written by AMY JO BURNS

Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-05227-3

Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, Pennsylvania, an industrial town humbled by the steel collapse of the 1980s. Instead of the construction booms and twelve-hour shifts her parents’ generation had known, the Mercury Amy Jo knew was marred by empty houses, old strip mines, and vacant lots. It wasn’t quite a ghost town—only because many people had no choice but to stay.
 
The year Burns turned ten, this sleepy town suddenly woke up. Howard Lotte, its beloved piano teacher, was accused of sexually...

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HOW FORMAL AND INFORMAL CONTRACTS SHAPE ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES
Written by MARTHA M. ERTMAN

Format: Hardcover, 280 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 05/26/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-03366-1

Most people think of love and contracts as strange bedfellows, or even opposites. In Love’s Promises, however, law professor Martha Ertman shows that far from cold and calculating, contracts shape and sustain families. 

Blending memoir and law, Ertman delves into the legal cases, anecdotes, and history of family law to show that love comes in different packages, each shaped by different contracts and mini-contracts she calls “deals.” Family law should and often does recognize that variety...

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Written by HELEN FRIED

Format: Hardcover, 128 pages

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

On Sale: 11/25/2014

Price: $12.50

ISBN: 978-1-578-26516-9

Life does not end at divorce. As you begin to pick up the pieces and work to move on with your life, it can be easy to forget that your children are going through everything you are. They need to be shown that they are not losing their parents, and that they are still loved. How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex will show you how to rise above your own hardships, and keep your focus on all the wonderful things still in your life, starting with the most important—your...

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EMBRACING TWO RELIGIONS IN ONE INTERFAITH FAMILY
Written by SUSAN KATZ MILLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-06116-9

Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is one of the growing number of Americans who are boldly electing to raise children with both faiths, rather than in one religion or the other (or without religion). In Being Both, Miller draws on original surveys and interviews with parents, students, teachers, and clergy, as well as on her own journey, to chronicle this controversial grassroots...

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