Working Parent Stories

Author: Kathy Calder Haselmaier

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: September 25, 2021

Deal ends: September 25, 2021

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Parents who are working and raising kids know that it isn't easy. In fact, it's often downright difficult. That's why we admire them.This collection of short stories helps parents understand that they can be committed to their kids and their careers and that the effort is often rewarding and meaningful. It matters. Along with practical tips and tricks that have been refined over time, Working Parent Storytellers deliver encouragement, inspiration, and humor as they reveal insights that show how our careers can help our children even when it's not obvious in the moment. The stories provide comfort and prove we're not alone in our struggles, and they provide a glimpse into the moments that cause other working parents to laugh (and cry) when they find themselves in similar situations.As working parents strive and thrive they refine their strategies for raising capable children, creating happy homes, and delivering strong value via their careers. These stories enable readers to gather new ideas, compare their strategies, stretch their minds, and refine their futures.Employers will appreciate the candid first-person accounts as employees reveal the challenges they face and strategies they use to build their careers, deliver strong value to their organizations, and lead others.

Born for Love

Born for Love by Bruce D. Perry

Author: Bruce D. Perry, Maia Szalavitz

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: September 22, 2021

Deal ends: September 22, 2021

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The groundbreaking exploration of the power of empathy by renowned child-psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry, co-author, with Oprah Winfrey, of What Happened to You?Born for Love reveals how and why the brain learns to bond with others—and is a stirring call to protect our children from new threats to their capacity to love.
“Empathy, and the ties that bind people into relationships, are key elements of happiness. Born for Love is truly fascinating.” — Gretchen Rubin,  author of The Happiness ProjectFrom birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection, a bond made possible by empathy—the ability to love and to share the feelings of others.
In this provocative book, psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry and award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz interweave research and stories from Perry's practice with cutting-edge scientific studies and historical examples to explain how empathy develops, why it is essential for our development into healthy adults, and how to raise kids with empathy while navigating threats from technological change and other forces in the modern world.Perry and Szalavitz show that compassion underlies the qualities that make society work—trust, altruism, collaboration, love, charity—and how difficulties related to empathy are key factors in social problems such as war, crime, racism, and mental illness. Even physical health, from infectious diseases to heart attacks, is deeply affected by our human connections to one another.As Born for Love reveals, recent changes in technology, child-rearing practices, education, and lifestyles are starting to rob children of necessary human contact and deep relationships—the essential foundation for empathy and a caring, healthy society. Sounding an important warning bell, Born for Love offers practical ideas for combating the negative influences of modern life and fostering positive social change to benefit us all.

Until It Hurts

Until It Hurts by Mark Hyman

Author: Mark Hyman

Category: Parenting & Family

Regular price: $14.99

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Deal starts: September 19, 2021

Deal ends: September 19, 2021

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This “hair-raising look at everything that is wrong with youth sports today”—its perils, its history, its key drivers—is a powerful call for positive change (Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights)

Over the last seventy-five years, adults have staged a hostile takeover of kids’ sports. In one year alone, more than 3.5 million children under age fifteen required medical treatment for sports injuries—nearly half of which were the result of simple overuse. The quest to turn children into tomorrow's superstar athletes has often led adults to push them beyond physical and emotional limits.

In Until It Hurts, journalist, coach, and sports dad Mark Hyman explores how youth sports reached this problematic state. His investigation takes him from the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania to a prestigious Chicago soccer club, from adolescent golf and tennis superstars in Atlanta to California volleyball players. He interviews dozens of children, parents, coaches, psychologists, surgeons, sports medicine specialists, and former professional athletes. He speaks at length with Whitney Phelps, Michael's older sister; retraces the story of A Very Young Gymnast, and its subject, Torrance York; and tells the saga of the Castle High School girls’ basketball team of Evansville, Indiana, which lost three-fifths of its lineup to ACL injuries in 2005. Along the way, Hyman hears numerous stories: about a mother who left her fifteen-year-old daughter at an interstate exit after a heated exchange over her performance during a soccer game, about a coach who ordered preteens to swim laps in three-hour shifts for twenty-four hours.

Hyman’s exploration leads him to examine the history of youth sports in our country and how it has evolved, particularly with the increasing involvement of girls and much more proactive participation of parents. With its unique multiple perspective—of history, of reporting, and of personal experience—Until It Hurts delves into the complicated issue of sports for children, opening up a much-needed discussion about the perils of youth sports culture and offering insight into how positive change can be made.

Raising Boys to Be Good Men

Raising Boys to Be Good Men by Aaron Gouveia

Author: Aaron Gouveia

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: September 15, 2021

Deal ends: September 15, 2021

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"If you are the parent of a boy . . . this is the book you need . . . insightful, enlightened, practical."  —Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Boys & Sex

From the dad who created the viral tweet supporting his son wearing nail polish, this essential parenting guide shares 36 parenting tips for battling gender norms, bringing down "man up" culture, and helping sons realize their potential.

Our boys are in a crisis. Toxic masculinity and tough guy-ism are on display daily from our leaders, and we see anger, dysfunction, violence, and depression in young men who are suffocated by harmful social codes. Our young sons are told to stop throwing like a girl. They hear phrases like “man up” when they cry. They are told “boys will be boys” when they behave badly. The “Girl Power” movement has encouraged women to be whoever and do whatever they want, but that sentiment is not often extended to boys. Just watch the bullying when boys try ballet, paint their fingernails, or play with a doll.

But we can treat this problem—and the power lies in the hands of parents. It's not only possible to raise boys who aren't emotionally stifled and shoved into stereotypical gender boxes; it's vital if we want a generation of men who can express their emotions, respect women, and help nurse society back to a halfway healthy place. We can reframe manhood. From Aaron Gouveia, who gained viral fame after tweeting his support for his son’s painted fingernails (and who knows toxic masculinity very well), learn practical and actionable tips such as:
  Don’t accept different standards for moms and dadsTeach boys that “girl” is not an insult and retire phrases like “boys will be boys”Show boys that expressing their emotions and being physical is a good thingLet boys pursue nontraditional interests and hobbiesTalk to boys about consent and privilegeModel healthy and respectful relationships for boys to emulate
Penned with equal parts humor, biting snark, and lived advice, Raising Boys to Be Good Men is the essential parenting guide for raising sons to realize their potential outside the box. ​

Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky

Author: Ellen Galinsky

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: September 12, 2021

Deal ends: September 12, 2021

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“Ellen Galinsky—already the go-to person on interaction between families and the workplace—draws on fresh research to explain what we ought to be teaching our children. This is must-reading for everyone who cares about America’s fate in the 21st century.”
— Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Ask the Children, The Six Stages of Parenthood) presents a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development.

15-Minute Parenting

15-Minute Parenting by Joanna Fortune

Author: Joanna Fortune

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: September 09, 2021

Deal ends: September 09, 2021

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‘When I tried Joanna’s approach during the first lockdown, I was both comforted and excited by how such a small change could have such a big impact.’ Dr. Suzanne McClean

Parenting through the teenage years can be challenging and overwhelming. With over twenty years of clinical practice, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple and proven 15-Minute parenting model packed with practical, playful and creative communication techniques to strengthen your relationship with your teenager.

Is it really possible to play with your teenager? Well, the answer is yes. Not only is it possible, it is a crucial to nurturing the surge in growth and brain development in this stage of childhood.
Combining neurological insights into the key stages of adolescence with a road map for playful connection, Joanna shows you how to navigate your way through the teenage years and adolescent behaviour including how to:
Build self-esteem and confidence
Establish a relationship of trust and respect
Encourage emotional resilience
Deal with mental illness including anxiety
Handle teenage friendships and when they turn toxic
Brave conversations about sex, gender and sexuality
Tackle the dark side of social media

15-Minute Parenting The Teenage Years is a vital toolkit that will enable you to better understand your relationship with your children as they grow and ensure that your parenting is growing with them.

15-Minute Parenting 0 – 7 Years and 15-Minute Parenting 8 – 12 Years are also available now!

Read what everyone is saying about the 15-Minute Parenting series:

As featured in Grazia's 21 of the Best Parenting Books in 2020

'Joanna's books give you every answer to every question you have as a parent with practical methods to tackle every obstacle and connect with your child and help them flourish.' Madeleine Shaw

‘Now that we have to be teachers and coaches as well as parents — and feel guilty and overburdened — it’s the perfect time for psychotherapist Joanna Fortune’s new book.’ Sunday Independent

‘In an “Age of Anxiety” for parents, Joanna was able to dispense reassuring advice and practical tips from her 15 Minute Parenting Model for time-pressed parents who want the very best for their children’s development and well-being.’ Marena Duffy, Chairperson of Cuidiu (the National Parent to Parent Voluntary support network) Dublin North West

'Makes you reflect on your own childhood and how this can influence your parenting. Some interesting and thought-provoking sections.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Absolutely love this! I’ve read multiple parenting books as a daddy blogger and this is BY FAR one of my favourites!’ Amazon Reviewer

‘A must read for all parents! Absolutely loving this book. Joanna has a no frills, relaxed attitude towards parenting and brings fun into it. She made me realise that we don't need to question ourselves as much as we do.' Amazon Reviewer

‘It’s expert advice but advice that’s accessible and smart and actually kind of fun. All the exercises are easily implemented and kids respond to them immediately. A parenting book can seem like “work” after a long day, but this book is well broken down so that whatever crisis you’re dealing with today you can jump straight to the few pages (and solutions) about that issue.’ Amazon Reviewer

‘Simple and effective. Totally love this book, such simple creative and inspiring ideas on how to just come back to your kids in this crazy busy world we live in. Fabulous chapter on relationships covering how to stay connected to your partner which I feel gets left out from other books I’ve read.' Amazon Reviewer

‘A gentle and kind book...Certainly think it can help parents that feel they can’t find their own way back.’ Goodreads Reviewer