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7 Things Your Teenager Won't Tell You
And How to Talk About Them Anyway
Written by Jenifer Lippincott and Robin M. Deutsch, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 1, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6959-7 (0-8129-6959-6)

YES, YOU CAN TALK WITH YOUR TEENAGER

Every teenager keeps secrets. If you’re like most parents, you worry about what your kids don’t tell you. In this guide to keeping pace–and peace–with teens, authors Jenifer Lippincott and Robin Deutsch offer a deceptively simple plan for talking to your kids that’s based... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Saving Sammy
A Mother's Fight to Cure Her Son's OCD
Written by Beth Alison Maloney


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46184-1 (0-307-46184-X)

The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy who lived on the coast of Maine, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behavior. He walked and ate with his eyes shut, refused to bathe, burst into fits of rage, slithered against walls, and used his limbs instead of his... Read more >
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Between Two Worlds
The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce
Written by Elizabeth Marquardt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-23711-8 (0-307-23711-7)

Is there really such a thing as a “good divorce”? Determined to uncover the truth, Elizabeth Marquardt—herself a child of divorce—conducted, with Professor Norval Glenn, a pioneering national study of children of divorce, surveying 1,500 young adults from both divorced and intact families between 2001 and 2003. In Between Two Worlds... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Can't Stop Crying
Grief and Recovery, A Compassionate Guide
Written by John D. Martin and Frank D. Ferris


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-5461-7 (0-7710-5461-0)

The death of someone close -- a family member, spouse, or partner -- can result in feelings of overwhelming grief. At the same time, society unrealistically expects people to recover from grief as quickly as possible. I Can’t Stop Crying looks at grieving as a painful but necessary process. The authors... Read more >
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Let Me Hear Your Voice
A Family's Triumph over Autism
Written by Catherine Maurice


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 19, 1994
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90664-4 (0-449-90664-7)

Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative.

"A vivid and uplifting story . . . Offers new strength to parents who refuse to give up on their autistic children."... Read more >

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Positive Parenting for Bipolar Kids
How to Identify, Treat, Manage, and Rise to the Challenge
Written by Mary Ann McDonnell and Janet Wozniak
Contribution by Judy Fort Brenneman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38462-8 (0-553-38462-7)

The Definitive Resource on How to Identify, Treat, and Thrive with a Bipolar Child

More than three million American children suffer from some form of bipolar disorder, a life-impairing illness that can cause wild mood swings and even episodes of rage. But as a parent, can you tell the difference between a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Boys Should Be Boys
7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
Written by Meg Meeker


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51369-4 (0-345-51369-X)

In Boys Should Be Boys, Dr. Meg Meeker, who has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, provides parents and educators with helpful information on how to encourage boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Topics addressed include: why rules and boundaries are crucial—and... Read more >

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Banished Knowledge
Facing Childhood Injuries
Written by Alice Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26762-5 (0-385-26762-2)

In direct opposition to the Freudian drive theory, Alice Miller in Banished Knowledge argues that children, at birth, are inherently good, and she traces all forms of criminal deeds to past mistreatments.

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The Untouched Key
Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness
Written by Alice Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26764-9 (0-385-26764-9)

In The Untouched Key, Dr. Miller explores the clues, often overlooked in biography, that connect unnoticed childhood traumas to adult creativity and destructiveness. Read more >
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She Looks Just Like You
A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood
Written by Amie Klempnauer Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0151-6 (0-8070-0151-1)

After ten years of talking about having children, two years of trying (and failing) to conceive, and one shot of donor sperm for her partner, Amie Miller was about to become a mother. Or something like that. Over the next nine months, as her partner became the biological mom-to-be, Miller became... Read more >
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Discovery of the Child

Written by Maria Montessori


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-33656-9 (0-345-33656-9)

Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In The Discovery of the Child, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. With 16 pages of photographs... Read more >

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Secret of Childhood

Written by Maria Montessori


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 12, 1982
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-30583-1 (0-345-30583-3)

Maria Montessori describes the inner-workings of children with warmth and the exactness of a scientist. She also discusses the array of materials and techniques needed to release a child's learning potential. Read more >

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The Society of Timid Souls
or, How To Be Brave
Written by Polly Morland


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88906-5 (0-307-88906-8)

With The Society of Timid Souls, or How To Be Brave, documentary filmmaker Polly Morland sets out to investigate bravery, a quality that she has always felt she lacked. The book takes inspiration from a vividly eccentric, and radical, self-help group for stage-frightened performers in 1940s Manhattan, which coincided with the... Read more >
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Conundrum

Written by Jan Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-189-9 (1-59017-189-6)

The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he... Read more >
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The 7 Stages of Motherhood
Loving Your Life without Losing Your Mind
Written by Ann Pleshette Murphy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70635-6 (0-375-70635-6)

This refreshingly candid parenting book puts mothers—not children—center stage. Ann Pleshette Murphy provides a reassuring, wise, and often wildly funny mix of anecdotes and advice as she describes the seismic shifts in women’s lives and identities from pregnancy through a child’s graduation. She draws on countless conversations with mothers and with child... Read more >

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The Geography of Childhood
Why Children Need Wild Places
Written by Gary Nabhan and Stephen Trimble


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 30, 1995
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8525-7 (0-8070-8525-1)

In this unique collaboration, two naturalists ask what may happen now that so many more children are denied exposure to wildness than at any other time in human history.

“This thoughtful presentation, testifying to children’s need for direct contact with nature, has value for parents and those who work with children.”... Read more >

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Positive Discipline

Written by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 30, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-48767-4 (0-345-48767-2)

For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Accordion Family
Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition
Written by Katherine S. Newman


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0745-7 (0-8070-0745-5)

Why are adults in their twenties and thirties stuck in their parents’ homes in the world’s wealthiest countries?

There’s no question that globalization has drastically changed the cultural landscape across the world. The cost of living is rising, and high unemployment rates have created an untenable economic climate that has severely... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Accordion Family
Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition
Written by Katherine S. Newman


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0743-3 (0-8070-0743-9)

Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents’ homes in the world’s wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Katherine Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend. With over 300 interviews conducted in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Schoolgirls
Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap
Written by Peggy Orenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42576-6 (0-385-42576-7)

SchoolGirls examines the lives of teenage girls and reveals that despite perceptions of progress toward equality between the sexes, fundamentally things have not really advanced much. Written in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the book is deeply rooted in a broad-based 1990 AAUW poll, which found that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Parallel Play

Written by Tim Page


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2969-1 (0-7679-2969-1)

An affecting memoir of life as a boy who didn’t know he had Asperger’s syndrome until he became a man.

In 1997, Tim Page won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his work as the chief classical music critic of The Washington Post, work that the Pulitzer board called “lucid and... Read more >
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Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos
How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored and Having Problems in School
Written by Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 19, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40573-9 (0-345-40573-0)

Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: dazzling intelligence, an active imagination, a free-spirited approach to life, and the ability to drive everyone around them crazy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of school only to harness his talents and give the world... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Turning Stones
My Days and Nights with Children at Risk A Caseworker's Story
Written by Marc Parent


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91235-5 (0-449-91235-3)

These are the riveting and disturbing true stories of a child welfare caseworker's years on the job. For four years, Marc Parent was a respected case worker in New York City's Emergency Children's Services, a city agency created to investigate cases of abused children. Parent was devoted, and witnessed bravery as... Read more >

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The Family of Adoption
Completely Revised and Updated
Written by Joyce Maguire Pavao


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 20, 2005
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2827-8 (0-8070-2827-4)

Full of stories that give insight into a wide variety of adoption issues, now revised in light of recent developments, The Family of Adoption is a powerful argument for the right kind of openness in adoption. Joyce Maguire Pavao uses her thirty years of experience as a family and adoption therapist... Read more >

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Not Much Just Chillin'
The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers
Written by Linda Perlstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47576-3 (0-345-47576-3)

Suddenly they go from striving for A’s to barely passing, from fretting about cooties to obsessing for hours about crushes. Former chatterboxes answer in monosyllables; freethinkers mimic everything from clothes to opinions. Their bodies and psyches morph through the most radical changes since infancy. They are kids in the middle-school years... Read more >
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