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 […]


May 30, 2022

Family Guide To Celebration Of The Jewish Holidays

Leonard and Linda Chesler, wishing to pass on to their children and others the traditions of their Jewish religion, have composed this guide to sacred days and the history and meaning of each.

Stressing the significance of Jewish celebrations and commemorations for the family unit, the Cheslers’ collection examines numerous sacred days in a format […]


December 27, 2021

Living with Trisomy 18 / Edwards Syndrome

In this oversized volume, author Josie Murrell tells the courageous story of the challenges, heartbreaks and joys of parenting her daughter, born with a rare and debilitating condition.

Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes (46 total), but sometimes an individual will have an extra chromosome called a trisomy. Down syndrome is a common form of […]


November 8, 2021

Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Eight Political Wives

Anne Michaud’s Why They Stay is a solid, dishy book about seven American political wives and one Brit who stood by their husbands despite their scandalous behavior.

The narrative examines Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, Melania Trump, Wendy Vitter, Silda Wall Spitzer, Huma Abedin and Marion Stein, wife of Jeremy Thorpe (disgraced in a […]


September 20, 2021

The Silent Epidemic: A Child Psychiatrist’s Journey beyond Death Row

With compelling research and stories from her personal practice, child psychiatrist Susan D. Rich urges broader awareness of the causes, consequences, and ways to prevent Neurodevelopmental Disorder associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE).

Rich calls ND-PAE, affecting an estimated 1 in 20 children, a “silent epidemic” because medical personnel and alcohol retailers don’t adequately communicate […]


January 11, 2021

Rules to love by: Never make LOVE to someone who…

Choosing a life partner is a complex decision, which is why attorney P. Anthony Burnham has written a dating primer for those trying to discern if their current mate is marriage material.

Rules to love by: Never make LOVE to someone who… is filled with straightforward questions Burnham believes individuals should consider when thinking about […]


January 4, 2021

Black Family Reunions: Finding the Rest of Me

This inspiring book comprises short, engaging stories about dozens of black families’ reunion traditions, as well as a “how-to” guide any extended family can use to plan a lively event and strengthen its bonds.

Dr. Ione D. Vargus is affectionately known as the “Mother of Family Reunions,” having founded the Family Reunion Institute in 1990 […]


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 […]


August 24, 2020

Flourishing Families: The Home Within

In Flourishing Families, Denise Dziwak invites us into the home she shares with her husband and three children. Each chapter takes readers into a different room and describes how she and her family strive to live there “in peace and harmony.”

We first follow Dziwak into the foyer, where she relays her views […]


May 25, 2020

The Parent’s Complete Guide: What to Teach, How and When to Teach It

Let’s say your son has trouble sharing toys with his little sister and comes out swinging. Or your daughter refuses to clean her room or finish her homework. Most parents know how to dole out punishments, but how do they turn those situations into teachable moments? It involves deciding beforehand what moral, social and personal […]


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