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A collection of games, easy-to-make crafts and projects, and festive menus that make the planning a theme party easy and… fun. Each theme plan includes a list of read-aloud books and movies to make the party complete.
By Al Roker. 2000
The Today show weatherman humorously describes his experiences of being a father - both to his older daughter from adoption… through adolescence and to the baby conceived with his new wife after fertility treatments. Roker also reminisces about his own bus-driver father. Bestseller. 2000.
By Benjamin Spock. 1988
By Rachel Giese. 2018
What does it mean to be growing up male right now, when ideas about masculinity are in flux and power… differences between the sexes are shifting? Award-winning Canadian journalist Rachel Giese connects with readers on both sides of the gender divide as she investigates how we can support boys to become their fullest and most honest selves. With empathy and insight, she tells stories of how boys from different races, classes and backgrounds are navigating the transition into manhood. Winner of the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2018.
By Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
Psychotherapist and parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers an exploration of today's misguided mother-hood. Discover the truth behind the myths that… keep moms flying at a frenetic pace, spending countless dollars they often don't have, and trying to become "experts" on everything from ear infections to the safe heating points of hard plastics. This is every modern mom's guide to getting past perfection, regaining sanity, and raising great kids. 2007.
By Benjamin Spock, Michael B Rothenberg. 1985
By Gill Rapley, Tracey Murkett. 2008
A practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater.… It shows parents why baby-led weaning makes sense and gives them the confidence to trust their baby's natural skills and instincts, with practical tips for getting started and the low-down on what to expect. 2008.
By Jan Wong. 2017
Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking… in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending excessive time with his mom, he dreamed of becoming a chef. Ultimately, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. On their journey, Jan and Sam live and cook with locals, seeing how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures. In southeast France, they move in with a family sheltering undocumented migrants. From Bernadette, the housekeeper, they learn classic French family fare such as blanquette de veau. In a hamlet in the heart of Italy's Slow Food country, the locals teach them how to make authentic spaghetti alle vongole and a proper risotto with leeks. In Shanghai, they cook firecracker chicken and scallion pancakes with the nouveaux riches and their migrant maids, who are part of the biggest demographic shift in world history. Along the way, mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting--and occasionally clashing--over their mutual love of cooking. 2017.
By Annie Cloutier. 2014
" Quelle place notre société accorde-t-elle à la maternité? Peut-on choisir de mettre ses enfants et la vie du foyer… au cœur de son existence et se déclarer féministe? Les politiques familiales que le Québec s'est données dans les dernières décennies favorisent elles d'abord la famille, ou surtout le travail? Dans un essai à la fois personnel et très documenté, Annie Cloutier souligne le poids de la double tâche dont doivent s'acquitter les mères qui travaillent contre rémunération, mais aussi les affinités troublantes entre certains aspects de l'idéologie féministe dominante et le néolibéralisme de la course à la carrière et de la surconsommation. Ce faisant, elle montre que l'égalité des sexes n'est pas une affaire réglée et que les moyens d'y accéder ne sont pas si évidents qu'on le dit. " -- 4e de couv.
By Jean Chatzky, MD, Michael F Roizen. 2017
TODAY Show financial expert Jean Chatzky and the Cleveland Clinic's chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen explain the vital connection… between health and wealth--giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives. The same principles that allow us to achieve a better body will allow us to do the same for our investment portfolio. For instance, physical and financial stability comes down to the same equation: Inflow versus outflow. Do we burn more calories than we ingest? Likewise, are we making more money than we spend? The authors detail scientific ways to improve our behaviour so that the answers tilt in the readers' favour. 2017.
Epidemiologist discusses his research project on aging and the incidence of Alzheimer's disease in a stable population--nuns. Explains how the… survey is conducted and his involvement with this group of women, many of whom have become personal friends. Examines his discoveries concerning remaining mentally alert. 2001.
By Deepak Chopra. 1993
Contrary to our traditional notions of aging, we can learn to direct the way our bodies metabolize time. The author… combines mindbody medicine with current anti-aging research to show why, and how, the effects of aging are largely preventable. He believes that we can reach our full potential, as well as dramatically reshape the aging process, by intervening at the level where belief becomes biology. 1993.
By George E Vaillant. 2003
For more than five decades Harvard Medical School has studied the basic elements of adult human development, analyzing the health… and happiness of hundreds of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. In ‘Aging Well’, the director of the study draws on the data gathered and reveals why some people turn out to be more resilient than others. His conclusion is that individual lifestyle choices play a greater role than genetics, wealth, race, or other factors in determining how happy people are in later life. With step-by-step advice and revelations of scientific findings, this book is aimed to help people age well. 2003.
By Robert Levine. 2004
The Rolling Stones (now in their 60s) have sung to us for years about "what a drag it is getting… old," but it doesn’t have to be that way. This book points to well-known public figures clearly aging with dignity and vitality; shows steps we can take to age while retaining these qualities in defiance of a society that challenges this quest. Living longer is not enough for most of us; we don’t want to just survive. The quality of our life as we age is most important, and much of that depends on our attitudes and approach. Includes strategies to optimize self-esteem as well as health, including attention to nutrition, exercise, health care, education, mind stimulation, sexuality, social activities, and cosmetics and cosmetic surgery. 2004.
By Claudia M Gold, Daniel Marcelli, Sylvie Taussig. 2013
" À tout âge, se sentir compris est une expérience intensément positive. C'est ainsi que se développe la conscience de… soi du jeune enfant. Les problèmes du quotidien (sommeil, pleurs, angoisses, colères...) sont avant tout l'expression d'une émotion que l'enfant n'arrive pas à réguler, écrit le Dr Claudia M. Gold, pédiatre à Boston. Lorsque l'adulte est à son écoute avec empathie, saisit son point de vue sans se laisser envahir par sa détresse, il l'aide à comprendre ce qu'il est en train de vivre. L'enfant acquiert alors peu à peu la capacité à gérer ses sentiments au lieu de se laisser déborder, à tolérer la frustration, et à contrôler ses impulsions. En s'appuyant sur la psychologie du développement, la théorie de l'attachement, les neurosciences et la génétique, l'auteur montre que si l'enfant rencontre une véritable écoute, les situations qui semblaient bloquées peuvent enfin se dénouer. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Keeping your child in mind.
By Bruno Bettelheim. 1987
Traces the child's development from early infancy to adolescence, explaining why children have behavioural problems at different stages. Suggests techniques… for helping children to understand their behaviour, and provides methods to encourage children to supply their own solutions to problems. 1987.
By Eric H Cline. 2015
" Un réchauffement climatique suivi de sécheresse et de famines, des séismes, des guerres civiles catastrophiques, de gigantesques mouvements de… populations fuyant leurs terres d'origine, des risques systémiques pour les échanges internationaux... Nous ne sommes pas en 2015, mais bien au XIIe siècle avant J.-C. ! Toutes les civilisations de la Méditerranée grecque et orientale (de la Crète à l'Égypte, de Canaan à Babylone, etc.) se sont en effet effondrées presque simultanément, il y a plus de trois mille ans. Des régions entières ont été désertées, des villes détruites et définitivement vidées de leurs habitants. L'Égypte ne sera plus que l'ombre d'elle-même. Comment un ensemble de civilisations florissantes a-t-il pu disparaître aussi brutalement ? Le grand archéologue américain Eric H. Cline mène l'enquête et nous raconte la fin de l'âge du bronze sous la forme d'un drame en quatre actes. Il fait revivre sous nos yeux ces sociétés connectées qui possédaient une langue commune, échangeaient de multiples biens (grains, or, étain et cuivre, etc.), alors que les artistes circulaient d'un royaume à l'autre. Les archives découvertes témoignent de mariages royaux, d'alliances, de guerres et même d'embargos. En somme, une mondialisation avant l'heure, confrontée notamment à des aléas climatiques qui pourraient avoir causé sa perte... Une passionnante plongée dans le passé qui nous oblige à réfléchir. " -- 4e de couv.
By Carl Honoré. 2008
When the impulse to give children the best of everything runs rampant, parents, schools, communities, and corporations unwittingly combine forces… to create over-scheduled, over-stimulated, and overindulged kids. Rather than micromanaging every moment of children's lives, Honoré describes an emerging new movement that tries to find the balance between too much and too little. c2008.
By Ann Douglas. 2001
The sequel to "The mother of all pregnancy books." Contains chapters on preparing for the early weeks of parenthood, getting… to know your new baby, coping with the most common new parent worries, and much more. 2001.