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Parenting Book: Separation and Loss

Before You Were Big
by Jennifer Davis

"A sweet gift for anyone expecting another baby. This cute lift the flap book for young children tells the story, month by month, of a baby's life. It is aimed at older brothers or sisters who wonder about or are adjusting to the new baby in their family. It also includes quick parenting tips for each baby stage. It can also be enjoyed by young child who wonder about their own time as a baby." (Allison Martin)
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Parenting Book: Separation and Loss

Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss
by Claudia Jewett Jarratt
"Jarratt doesn't shrink from providing detailed explanations of theories of loss and resolution, but does so in a manner that is easy to both understand and apply to your own situation. Parents who have adopted older children will find the examples and discussion in this book helpful, as complex issues of adoption and loss are an area in which the author's experience is apparent. Other losses are also well addressed, including death of a family member and divorce." (Allison Martin)
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Parenting Book: Making and Breaking Families

Making and Breaking Families
by Jill Curtis

"An psychological overview of issues facing nontraditional families, especially those families affected by divorce or remarriage." (Allison Martin)
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Parenting Book: The Baby Book

The Baby Book : Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
by William Sears and Martha Sears

"New parents will enjoy this popular book about babies and toddlers. A nice introduction to the early years of development." (Allison Martin)
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Book: Defiant Child

Your Defiant Child : 8 Steps to Better Behavior
by Russell A. Barkley, Christine M. Benton

"A chatty but informed approach for parents who wish to find a way to improve the behavior of their hard to handle child. He explains how to use praise, attention, time out and other interventions to improve your relationship with your child as well as their behavior. Dr. Barkley specializes in helping children wih ADHD." (Allison Martin)
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Parenting Book: Making Children Mind

Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
by Kevin Dr. Leman

"A guide to modifying your own behavior to improve the behavior of your children. This book is aimed at parents of "normal" children but it is also helpful for children with mild special needs, such as mild sensory integration issues or learning disabilities. With quotes from the Bible, Dr. Leman provides a good overview of caring for, disciplining and teaching children throughout the day." (Allison Martin)
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Parenting Book: How To Behave

How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!
Sal Severe.
"A handy reference tool which provides excellent motivation for those who feel the need to improve their parenting and discipline skills. Recently revised." (Allison Martin)
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Parenting Book: More Toddlers Together

More Toddlers Together : The Complete Planning Guide for a Toddler Curriculum
by Cynthia Catlin
"This updated sequel to Toddlers Together presents a variety of fun and educational activities for children 1 -3 years old to do with their parents, caregivers or teachers. Children's activities are organized by themes and season; each one lists skills, suggested language (specific activity words), materials needed, activity description and ways to engage the class. Although written for preschool teachers, many of these activities can easily be done at home by an energetic parent or caregiver." (Allison Martin)
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