The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345518071

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 249

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The author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters counsels mothers struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem and other common issues on how to embrace more positive habits, using inspirational stories and specific action plans based on living simply and rebalancing.
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The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity

Author: Meg Meeker, M.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034551808X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Mothers are expected to do it all: raise superstar kids, look great, make good salaries, keep an immaculate house, be the perfect wife. In this rallying cry for change, Meg Meeker, M.D., uses her twenty-five years’ experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor to show why mothers suffer from the rising pressure to excel and the toll it takes on their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health. Complete with an all-new tool kit of wellness tips and exercises, Dr. Meeker’s book reveals the 10 most positive and impactful habits of healthy, happy mothers, including • making friends with those who know the meaning of friendship • finding out what money can buy (and what it cannot) • lightening the overload—and doing less more often • discovering faith and learning how to trust it • taking some alone time and reviving yourself By implementing Dr. Meeker’s key strategies, you can be happy, hopeful, and can teach your children to be the best they can be—and isn’t that the most precious reward of motherhood? Now with wellness tips and exercises!
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The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity

Author: Meg Meeker,Margaret J. Meeker

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345518063

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 222

View: 8572

The critically acclaimed author of "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters," puts her 25 years' experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor into a sound, sane approach to reshaping the frustrating, exhausting lives of so many moms.
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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345499395

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 267

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Citing the pivotal role of a father in a daughter's psychological, physical, and spiritual health, a national speaker on teen issues identifies and describes ten virtues that the author believes can be effectively emulated by today's fathers to promote healthy father-daughter relations and overall well-being in young women. Reprint.
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Boys Should Be Boys

7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1596980575

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 287

View: 7063

A guide to raising boys discusses encouragement, spending time together, the role of outdoor activites, rules, virtue, and adressing important issues.
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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

Author: Meg Meeker,Margaret J. Meeker

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345518098

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 341

View: 2573

Counsels mothers on how to promote health and success in boys, sharing related advice on rebuilding positive mother-son bonds.
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Your Kids at Risk

How Teen Sex Threatens Our Sons and Daughters

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621570754

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 252

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Sexually transmitted diseases among teens has become a full blown epidemic a national emergency that's killing our kids. In this groundbreaking book Dr. Meeker uncovers the story of this serious epidemic and the pattern of political correctness and marketing hype that has caused this tidal wave of disease.
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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Raising the Next Generation of Men

Author: Ann F. Caron

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060976489

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 522

A practical, informative guide for mothers on raising secure, healthy sons.
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Restoring the Teenage Soul

Nurturing Sound Hearts and Minds in a Confused Culture

Author: Margaret J. Meeker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966989403

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 199

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As we enter a new millennium, the teenage years have never been more difficult. We can tell by their behaviour: School shootings. Teen pregnancy, Fatal car crashes. Binge drinking. Dropping out. But now's not the time to give up on the next generation, says author Meg Meeker, a Michigan child and adolescent physician, who has worked closely with teens for nearly twenty years. Teens, she believes, are crying out for help -- and it's up to the parents and adults in their lives to respond. This book will help you understand why our teens are getting into trouble. Why teens are depressed and suicidal. Why teens are looking for love in the wrong places. Dr Meeker contends that the fundamental needs of teens are not being met, which results in them trying to find their own way in an unfriendly culture. Yet all is not lost, if adults are willing to be there for the teens in their lives. Uplifting, frank, encouraging and conversational, this book will inspire any adult to get involved. So what are you waiting for?
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What a Girl Needs From Her Mom

Author: Cheri Fuller

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441265104

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Mystified by the situations girls face today? There's a good reason, Mom. Our girls are growing up in a completely different world than we did. But whether your daughter is very young or a teenager, you can equip yourself with the wisdom and practical help she needs for the pressures and decisions ahead. With keen insight and warm encouragement, Cheri Fuller shares how you can become a more welcome influence at every stage in your daughter's life. Drawing from her own experiences and the expertise of others, Cheri answers all the top questions, including: "How can I help my girl avoid the dangers of social media and navigate the digital world?" "How can I counter society's unhealthy messages about body image and sexuality? "How can I help my daughter (and me!) deal with her emotional ups and downs?" "What are the best ways to instill good values?" "How can I help her grow a firm faith in God?" Filled with trustworthy suggestions, this book will help you steer your daughter toward becoming a healthy, confident young woman. Includes Reflection Questions for Personal or Group Use Great for understanding granddaughters, too!
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Be the Mom

Overcome Attitude Traps and Enjoy Your Kids

Author: Tracey Lanter Eyster

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604829877

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The role of mom is often described as the most important job in the world. Rightly so, for so much is at stake during children's early years and moms are central in shaping character and personhood. However, when the going gets tough (the endless diapers, the continual messes, the endless conflict resolution, the complete lack of personal time, etc.), moms are often tempted to quit their "momejob". While few would endorse an outright abandonment of motherhood, others may recommend that a woman treat her role as secondary to personal desires in order to combat feelings of discouragement and/or unfulfillment. The enemy has laid intentional traps cleverly designed to discourage and redirect a woman towards self rather than family. Moms need to know how to recognize these traps . . . and avoid them. Be the Mom: Overcome Attitude Traps and Enjoy Your Kids explores and validates the life of a mom who makes her family a priority and introduces the reader to seven Mom Traps that may be preventing them from a full, joyefilled life.
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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Devotional

52 Devotions Every Father Needs

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621575632

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5262

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!
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How to be a Hero to Your Kids

Author: Josh McDowell,Dick Day

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418557994

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

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You don't have to be a super-parent to be a hero to your kids. All it takes is love, motivation and a workable plan. Josh McDowell and Dick Day offer a six-point, biblically-based plan for positive parenting that will set you on the path to being a hero to your child.
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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

The 30-Day Challenge

Author: Meg Meeker M.D.

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0983662053

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

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Dr. Meg Meeker issues fathers thirty days of challenges to help strengthen their relationships with their daughters. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge is the highly anticipated follow-up companion to the national bestseller, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Dr. Meg Meeker. The 30-Day Challenge takes readers through thirty practical father-daughter activities, meant to strengthen dads in their parenting roles, while also creating honest and thriving relationships. With twenty-five years’ experience as a pediatrician, Dr. Meeker combines her expertise and wisdom with warmth and humor to make this the perfect guide for dads to take the Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters experience to the next level. The 30-Day Challenge offers practical suggestions for dads to spend uninterrupted, scheduled time with their daughters, including: • Taking her on a date, dancing, or into nature • Taking her to work or teaching her to handle money responsibly • Doing an art project or planting a garden together • Treating her mother well Reflection questions help readers examine where they are as a dad right now and where they would like to be this time next year. Checklists with important reminders help the reader commit to following through and adequately preparing for the challenges. Challenges can be adapted from the simple to the involved, depending on time availability, comfort levels, and the daughter’s age. Unlike other parenting how-to books, The 30-Day Challenge becomes a cherished handbook as dads and their girls evolve in their father and daughter roles. The 30-Day Challenge will equip dads to answer the call to become engaged and intentional fathers.
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Working Mom Survival Guide

How to Run Around Less & Enjoy Life More

Author: Suzanne Riss,Teresa Palagano

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616281472

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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Every day, working mothers encounter and overcome new challenges large and small at home, at the office, and on the road. From the editors of Working Mother, veteran working moms themselves, this book offers clear, straightforward solutions and practical shortcuts. From the experts at Working Mother magazine, Working Mom Survival Guide answers your most basic and trickiest questions: Are you addicted to your BlackBerry? How do you get your toddler, or your co-workers, to listen? How do you get on or off a mommy track? Access quickly the information every working mom needs to know—from how to keep tabs on your teen’s online time to how to ask for a flexible schedule—and get back to your busy day, better prepared and more confident. With humor and practicality, Working Mom Survival Guide collects the wisdom and experience of working moms who have been there, too, giving you a head start when you need it most. Subscription to Working Mother magazine included with purchase (details inside book). “As a busy professional and mom of three kids, I know it’s not possible to achieve total balance, but the Working Mom Survival Guide definitely makes juggling all these roles more manageable. This book is rich with practical advice on how to organize and prioritize and make life’s difficult decisions, so you can be your best self in the boardroom and in the playroom!” -Joy Bauer MS, RD, Today show nutritionist and The New York Times bestselling author “Three cheers for the Working Mom Survival Guide! One cheer for its common sense approach, one cheer for its thoroughness, and one big cheer for its sense of humor. Working moms need backup, and this book provides “been there, done that” advice that really resonates for everyday issues. The authors, Suzanne Riss and Teresa Palagano, write with authority and empathy for the millions of us trying to manage a career, kids, and the occasional ill-advised e-mail rant! This is a must-read for moms trying to raise independent, well-adjusted children in a crazy-busy world.” -Lian Dolan Parenting expert at oprah.com; creator of The Chaos Chronicles magazine column, podcast, and blog; and mom to Brookes, 16, and Colin, 13. “All moms have eighteen things to do at once. Make room for nineteen: reading this clever, cheerful, empathetic guide to streamlining your priorities as a working parent.” -Aline Brosh McKenna Screenwriter (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, and Morning Glory) and mom to Charlie, 11 and Leo, 8. “A terrific resource for working moms who, like me, welcome fresh, realistic advice on juggling kids and career.” -Kristi Yamaguchi Figure skater, Olympic Gold Medal winner, author, and mom to Keara, 7, and Emma, 5.
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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

A Step-by-step Program for a Good Night's Sleep

Author: Marc Weissbluth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0553394800

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 688

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The latest research on the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep different sleep needs for different temperaments stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock.
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Safe House

How Emotional Safety Is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well

Author: Joshua Straub, PhD

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 1601427905

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Parenting isn't rocket science, it's just brain surgery. And Dr. Joshua Straub has good news for you: You can do it! You don’t need to do all the “right” things as a parent. Both science and the Bible show us that the most important thing we can provide for our kids is a place of emotional safety. In other words, the posture from which we parent matters infinitely more than the techniques of parenting. Emotional safety—more than any other factor—is scientifically linked to raising kids who live, love, and lead well. Learn how to use emotional safety as a foundation from which you parent—and make a cultural impact that could change the world! In Safe House, Dr. Straub draws from his extensive research and personal experience to help you: - Foster healthy identity and social development in children of any age - Win the war without getting overwhelmed in the daily battles - Discipline in a way that builds relationship - Understand how the culture is affecting your child and what you can do about it - Cultivate responsible, self-regulating behavior in your kids - Establish an unshakeable sense of faith, morality, and values in your home - Feel more confident and peaceful as a parent - Find a greater perspective on parenting than what you might see on a daily basis Also includes a Safe House Parenting Assessment.
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The Good Mother Myth

Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality

Author: Avital Norman Nathman

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580055036

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media–fed notion of what it means to be a “good mother.” This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don’t tend to see in the headlines or on the news. From tales of mind-bending, panic-inducing overwhelm to a reflection on using weed instead of wine to deal with the terrible twos, the honesty of the essays creates a community of mothers who refuse to feel like they’re in competition with others, or with the notion of the ideal mom—they’re just trying to find a way to make it work. With a foreword by Christy Turlington Burns and a contributor list that includes Jessica Valenti, Sharon Lerner, Soraya Chemaly, Amber Dusick, and many more, this remarkable collection seeks to debunk the myth and offer honest perspectives on what it means to be a mother.
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The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal

How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life

Author: Renee Peterson Trudeau

Publisher: Mother Guide to Self-Renewal

ISBN: 0978977602

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 183

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Nurturing, supportive, and empowering, this year-long guide featuring monthly themes, inspirational stories, and soul-searching exercises, focuses on enhancing balance and emotional well-being in mothers' lives. Recognising that they are over their "to do" lists, the guide gives mothers permission to care for and nurture themselves and reconnect with who they are. Soothing the body, mind, and soul like a cup of hot tea, and providing a mini retreat away from the hectic stress of day-to-day parenting, it invites women to reclaim their lives -- to learn about the power of self-care and how it can be their best friend, to manage and increase their energy, to adopt a "good is good enough" approach, and to become more comfortable saying no.
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The Entitlement Trap

How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Owne rship

Author: Richard Eyre,Linda Eyre

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544201

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Dump the allowance-and use a new "Family Economy" to raise responsible children in an age of instant gratification. Number-one New York Times bestselling authors Richard and Linda Eyre, have spent the last twenty-five years helping parents nurture strong, healthy families. Now they've synthesized their vast experience in an essential blueprint to instilling children with a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self-sufficiency. At the heart of their plan is the "Family Economy" complete with a family bank, checkbooks for kids, and a system of initiative-building responsibilities that teaches kids to earn money for the things they want. The motivation carries over to ownership of their own decisions, values, and goals. Anecdotal, time-tested, and gently humorous, The Entitlement Trap challenges some of the sacred cows of parenting and replaces them with values that will save kids (and their parents) from a lifetime of dependence and disabling debt.
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