May 28, 2024

How to Hold a Glue Stick: and other clues to parenting

In this practical guide to parenting, Froukje M. Matthews shares techniques for developing healthy social skills and personal confidence in young children.

After her career as a Montessori teacher, Matthews compiled her years of experience into this concise collection of strategies for new parents. She states, “Like a gardener who creates the right conditions for […]


January 2, 2024

Cooperative Co-Parenting for Secure Kids: The Attachment Theory Guide to Raising Kids in Two Homes

Cooperative Co-Parenting for Secure Kids is a guidebook for divorced or separated parents seeking to raise well-adjusted children. Rooting her approach in Attachment Theory, author Aurisha Smolarski uses her 20-plus years of experience in the field of marriage and family therapy to offer this straightforward how-to manual on sharing “responsibility for care taking [sic], decision-making, […]


September 5, 2023

The Power of Imperfect Parents: Practical tools to parent your child with disabilities

Author Lynda Drake offers unvarnished truths about parenting children with disabilities in her practical and compelling manual, The Power of Imperfect Parents.

Expectant parents, especially first-timers, spend countless hours crafting plans on how they will wisely raise their child-to-be. Then the baby is born and best-laid plans fly out the window. This is especially true […]


July 18, 2023

Parenting with a Psychological Perspective: How Research and Theory Can Enrich the Parenting Experience

Dr. Margaret O’Connor Griffiths explains the underpinnings of child development in this informative parenting primer.

Griffiths boasts a 54-year career as a practicing clinical psychologist dealing with families. Now retired, she draws upon that background—and her life as a mother and grandmother— to present information about child rearing from birth to adolescence. By outlining behavioral […]


December 13, 2022

A Healing Guide to Having a Baby: Infertility, Emotional Wounds and Taking Back Your Power

In this self-help book, an inspirational coach proposes a course of breathwork, visualization, affirmations, gratitude practice, journaling, and yoga to overcome physical and emotional blockages to a healthy pregnancy and successful birth.

Even if IVF has failed, a pregnancy has ended in miscarriage, or you’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis or blocked fallopian tubes, Jennifer Coady […]


December 28, 2020

Fathering the Fatherless

Todd Johnson uses his book to encourage fathers to be active, present, godly examples in their children’s lives to combat the epidemic of fatherlessness and its long-lasting damage to society.

Johnson never knew his father. By age 17 he was a pot-smoking high school dropout, abandoning his own child. Johnson attributes many of his failures […]


October 12, 2020

Meet Carey Jones: Healing and Support for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Practical Help for Parents and Educators

In Meet Carey Jones, author Christie Somes draws on her own experience to provide information for survivors, parents and educators about childhood sexual abuse.

While Somes begins with a brief personal account of abuse she suffered and weaves details of her subsequent healing process throughout, this is not a memoir. Designed as a roadmap for […]


September 30, 2019

Rise Before the Son: Advice for Single Mothers on Raising Successful Boys

In Rise Before the Son: Advice for Single Mothers on Raising Successful Boys, single mother Jenieka L. Pearson promises a roadmap to build trust and communication with sons, along with support and guidance to other mothers walking that sometimes lonely and difficult path.

Although divided into 12 chapters, including “The Choice is Yours,” “Sacrifice for […]


September 23, 2019

From Despair to Hope: Survival Guide for Bereaved Parents

Nine years of her own evolution from devastation to acceptance, Linda Zelik offers this valuable book to aid other parents grieving the sudden death of a child.

Linda and her husband had no time to prepare for the shock of her 24-year-old son Kevin’s death by asphyxiation. “The next three years were the […]


September 23, 2019

Am I Cactus?: Successful Parenting After an Assault

With Am I Cactus?, Peter Vale tackles the difficult subject of child rape and molestation.  According to Vale, his book is composed of an amalgam “of real-life examples…a compound of truth and fiction.”  The book’s primary purpose, Vale indicates, is to demonstrate how victims may be “empowered to move from victim status to survivor….”



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