An Italian Education

Author: Tim Parks

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: April 08, 2020

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A “marvelous” Mediterranean memoir of an expatriate father raising his children in Italy—from the author of Italian Neighbors (The Washington Post).   Tim Parks offers another lively firsthand account of Italian society and culture—this time focusing on all the little things that turn an ordinary newborn infant into a true Italian.   When British-born Tim Parks heard a mother at the beach in Pescara shout to her son, “Alberto, don’t sweat! No you can’t go in the sea till eleven, it’s still too cold, go and see your cousin in row three number fifty-two,” he was inspired to write about parenting in Italy—which he was doing himself at the time after adopting the country as his own. In this humorous memoir, Parks offers an enchanting portrait of Italian childhood that shifts from comedy to despair in the time it takes to sing a lullaby. The result is “a wry, thoughtful, and often hilarious book . . . a parable of how our children, no matter what, are other than ourselves” (The New Yorker).   “Glimpses of Italy that are fond, critical, pithy and penetrating.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Call of the Wild and Free

Author: Ainsley Arment

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: April 07, 2020

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Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education.Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau—”All good things are wild and free”—mother of five Ainsley Arment founded Wild + Free. This growing online community of mothers and families want their children to receive a quality education at home by challenging their intellectual abilities and nurturing their sense of curiosity, joy and awe—the essence of a positive childhood. The homeschool approach of past generations is gone—including the stigma of socially awkward kids, conservative clothes, and a classroom setting replicated in the home. The Wild + Free movement is focused on a love of nature, reading great books, pursuing interests and hobbies, making the entire world a classroom, and prolonging the wonder of childhood, an appealing philosophy that is unpacked in the pages of this bookThe Call of the Wild and Free offers advice, information, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, educators, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids’ traditional educations.

131 Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders for Kids

Author: Jed Jurchenko

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: April 06, 2020

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Bust boredom, build creativity, and inspire awesomeness in your kids. This imaginative play book will guide you on the journey! Imaginative Play for KidsToday's kids are busier than ever. These kids play activities can be done alone, with siblings, or together as a family. This makes them perfect for rainy days, family nights, and any time your children require a creativity boost. In home Activities for KidsThis is not a book of costly, highly sophisticated projects, which require an advanced degree in parenting. Instead, this imaginative play book is filled with in home activities for children that require little planning. Best of all, they encourage your kids to make the most of the supplies they already have at home.Some kids play activities are especially engaging. Others encourage increased responsibility. While the third category stretches the imagination. Parents will gain new insights into the healing power of play, learn to let go of parenting guilt, and discover why free time is a secret ingredient to an awesome childhood. Children will simply have a blast as they bust boredom and expand their imaginations along the way!Creative Play for ChildrenDon't let your kids fall victim to boredom. Build their creativity, responsibility, and joy instead. These in home activities for children will guide you on the journey!

The Attachment Parenting Book

Author: William and Martha Sears

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: April 06, 2020

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America's foremost baby and childcare experts, William Sears M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N., explain the benefits -- for both you and your child -- of connecting with your baby early. Would you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child's eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" -- answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies' dependency needs. The Attachment Parenting Book clearly explains the six "Baby B's" that form the basis of this popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby's cry, and Beware of baby trainers. Here's all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting.

All Joy and No Fun

Author: Jennifer Senior

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: April 05, 2020

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Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects of children on their parents?In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.Recruiting from a wide variety of sources—in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology—she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations—and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today—and tomorrow.

Unleash Your Family

Author: Benjamin Crawford

Category: Parenting & Family

Regular price: $9.99

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Deal starts: April 03, 2020

Deal ends: April 03, 2020

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THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOUR FAMILY’S WEEK. Our lives run on panic. We react to our bosses, the news, and our phones. Sadly, our kids are doing the same. Simply responding to stimuli provided by others leads to an unsatisfied life. This book walks you through a step by step process on how to fill your life with the things that give you purpose, and lead your family to do the same. Purpose creates many benefits (art, new skill sets, money), but it will also eliminate the panic that used to consume you. This book is intended to be read in less than 30 minutes. It is intended to create immediate action. It tells the story of how our family changed directions in one week and how YOU can too. INCLUDEDHow to stop scrolling endlessly on Instagram How we ran 110 miles in one week with kidsHow we inspired our kids to play instruments and run 25+ marathons without ever forcing them to practiceHow we accomplish unattainable bucket lists on a weekly basis50 activity ideas The exact schedule we used, minute by minute, to transition from chaos to creativityHow to avoid never-ending enforcement and punishment cycles with kidsHow to structure a successful leadership meeting in your homeWhy parents should prioritize their own learning and growth (and how it helps your kids)How to set up your home to promote learningHow we got kids excited about doing chores, making meals, cleaning their room, exercising regularly, putting video games and phones down, reading books, learning math, and creating art without any rewards or punishments. How to make your plan successful (long term)And much more! (ALL in less than 30 minutes)