The author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters counsels mothers struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem and other common issues on how to embrace more positive habits, using inspirational stories and specific action plans based on living simply and rebalancing.
Mothers are expected to do it all: raise superstar kids, look great, make good salaries, keep an immaculate house, be the perfect wife. In this rallying cry for change, Meg Meeker, M.D., uses her twenty-five years’ experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor to show why mothers suffer from the rising pressure to excel and the toll it takes on their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health. Complete with an all-new tool kit of wellness tips and exercises, Dr. Meeker’s book reveals the 10 most positive and impactful habits of healthy, happy mothers, including • making friends with those who know the meaning of friendship • finding out what money can buy (and what it cannot) • lightening the overload—and doing less more often • discovering faith and learning how to trust it • taking some alone time and reviving yourself By implementing Dr. Meeker’s key strategies, you can be happy, hopeful, and can teach your children to be the best they can be—and isn’t that the most precious reward of motherhood? Now with wellness tips and exercises!
The critically acclaimed author of "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters," puts her 25 years' experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor into a sound, sane approach to reshaping the frustrating, exhausting lives of so many moms.
Citing the pivotal role of a father in a daughter's psychological, physical, and spiritual health, a national speaker on teen issues identifies and describes ten virtues that the author believes can be effectively emulated by today's fathers to promote healthy father-daughter relations and overall well-being in young women. Reprint.
Sexually transmitted diseases among teens has become a full blown epidemic a national emergency that's killing our kids. In this groundbreaking book Dr. Meeker uncovers the story of this serious epidemic and the pattern of political correctness and marketing hype that has caused this tidal wave of disease.
Mystified by the situations girls face today? There's a good reason, Mom. Our girls are growing up in a completely different world than we did. But whether your daughter is very young or a teenager, you can equip yourself with the wisdom and practical help she needs for the pressures and decisions ahead. With keen insight and warm encouragement, Cheri Fuller shares how you can become a more welcome influence at every stage in your daughter's life. Drawing from her own experiences and the expertise of others, Cheri answers all the top questions, including: "How can I help my girl avoid the dangers of social media and navigate the digital world?" "How can I counter society's unhealthy messages about body image and sexuality? "How can I help my daughter (and me!) deal with her emotional ups and downs?" "What are the best ways to instill good values?" "How can I help her grow a firm faith in God?" Filled with trustworthy suggestions, this book will help you steer your daughter toward becoming a healthy, confident young woman. Includes Reflection Questions for Personal or Group Use Great for understanding granddaughters, too!
The role of mom is often described as the most important job in the world. Rightly so, for so much is at stake during children's early years and moms are central in shaping character and personhood. However, when the going gets tough (the endless diapers, the continual messes, the endless conflict resolution, the complete lack of personal time, etc.), moms are often tempted to quit their "momejob". While few would endorse an outright abandonment of motherhood, others may recommend that a woman treat her role as secondary to personal desires in order to combat feelings of discouragement and/or unfulfillment. The enemy has laid intentional traps cleverly designed to discourage and redirect a woman towards self rather than family. Moms need to know how to recognize these traps . . . and avoid them. Be the Mom: Overcome Attitude Traps and Enjoy Your Kids explores and validates the life of a mom who makes her family a priority and introduces the reader to seven Mom Traps that may be preventing them from a full, joyefilled life.
You don't have to be a super-parent to be a hero to your kids. All it takes is love, motivation and a workable plan. Josh McDowell and Dick Day offer a six-point, biblically-based plan for positive parenting that will set you on the path to being a hero to your child.
Kristin van Ogtrop knows she's lucky--fulfilling career, great husband, three healthy kids, and, depending on the hamster count, an impressive roster of pets. She also knows she is tired. Always. Using stories and insights from her own life, she provides a lexicon for the half-insane working mom. Anyone who has left a meeting to race to the Halloween parade immediately understands van Ogtrop's definition of "Kill the messenger" as "The action you must take in order to forget about the office for a time--that is, to remove your Blackberry/Treo/iPhone/whatever from your person and store it as far away as your neurotic self will allow." Filled with essays, lists, and resonant observations, JUST LET ME LIE DOWN establishes van Ogtrop as the Erma Bombeck of the new millennium.
The latest research on the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep different sleep needs for different temperaments stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock.
How Emotional Safety Is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well
Author: Joshua Straub, PhD
Parenting isn't rocket science, it's just brain surgery. And Dr. Joshua Straub has good news for you: You can do it! You don’t need to do all the “right” things as a parent. Both science and the Bible show us that the most important thing we can provide for our kids is a place of emotional safety. In other words, the posture from which we parent matters infinitely more than the techniques of parenting. Emotional safety—more than any other factor—is scientifically linked to raising kids who live, love, and lead well. Learn how to use emotional safety as a foundation from which you parent—and make a cultural impact that could change the world! In Safe House, Dr. Straub draws from his extensive research and personal experience to help you: - Foster healthy identity and social development in children of any age - Win the war without getting overwhelmed in the daily battles - Discipline in a way that builds relationship - Understand how the culture is affecting your child and what you can do about it - Cultivate responsible, self-regulating behavior in your kids - Establish an unshakeable sense of faith, morality, and values in your home - Feel more confident and peaceful as a parent - Find a greater perspective on parenting than what you might see on a daily basis Also includes a Safe House Parenting Assessment.
Dr. Meg Meeker issues fathers thirty days of challenges to help strengthen their relationships with their daughters. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge is the highly anticipated follow-up companion to the national bestseller, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Dr. Meg Meeker. The 30-Day Challenge takes readers through thirty practical father-daughter activities, meant to strengthen dads in their parenting roles, while also creating honest and thriving relationships. With twenty-five years’ experience as a pediatrician, Dr. Meeker combines her expertise and wisdom with warmth and humor to make this the perfect guide for dads to take the Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters experience to the next level. The 30-Day Challenge offers practical suggestions for dads to spend uninterrupted, scheduled time with their daughters, including: • Taking her on a date, dancing, or into nature • Taking her to work or teaching her to handle money responsibly • Doing an art project or planting a garden together • Treating her mother well Reflection questions help readers examine where they are as a dad right now and where they would like to be this time next year. Checklists with important reminders help the reader commit to following through and adequately preparing for the challenges. Challenges can be adapted from the simple to the involved, depending on time availability, comfort levels, and the daughter’s age. Unlike other parenting how-to books, The 30-Day Challenge becomes a cherished handbook as dads and their girls evolve in their father and daughter roles. The 30-Day Challenge will equip dads to answer the call to become engaged and intentional fathers.
"Your go-to gift for new fathers." — Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and radio host Whether you know it or not, if you're a dad, you’e a hero— that's the message of bestselling author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. Even if you're struggling with all the demands of fatherhood, let Dr. Meeker reassure you: every man has it within him to be the hero father his children need. With simple step-by-step instructions and drawing on long experience—including her work with the NFL's Fatherhood Initiative—Dr. Meeker shows you how to be the father you want to be and your children need you to be. Discover why fathers are even more important to their children than their mothers are; why your children want you to be their hero—even if their relationship with you has been strained or distant; and secrets that can help divorced dads, widowed dads, and stepfathers maintain—or rebuild—a strong relationship with their children As Dr. Meeker writes, "If you want what is best for your children—if you want what is best for you—you should strive to be a hero father. In this book, I hope to show you how."
Stories about the Special Bond between Mothers and Daughters
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
This new collection holds the best 101 stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul's library on the special bond between mothers and daughters, and the magical, mysterious similarities between them. How often have you seen a teenage girl pretend to be perturbed, but secretly smile, when she is told that she acts or looks just like her mother? Fathers, brothers, and friends shake their head in wonder as girls “turn into their mothers.” This book contains the 101 best stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library that celebrate the mother-daughter bond. Mothers and daughters of all ages will laugh, cry, and find inspiration in these stories that remind them how much they appreciate each other.
Are you a stay-at-home mom who loves at-home motherhood, yet sometimes feels stressed, overwhelmed, and lonely? Do you know that your toddler's leftover fruit snacks plus a giant mug of coffee is not a nutritious lunch, but you're too tired and busy to eat better? Is your last kid-free outing a distant memory? If so, this book is for you. When psychologist Shannon Hyland-Tassava transitioned from full-time working professional to full-time stay-at-home mom, she discovered that the path was far rockier than portrayed in parenting magazines and diaper commercials. Along with the joy of new motherhood came numerous obstacles to good emotional and physical health. In The Essential Stay-at-Home Mom Manual: How to Have a Wondrous Life Amidst Kids and Chaos, Hyland-Tassava applies her expertise as a clinical psychologist to mothers' challenges, combining expert advice with relatable anecdotes, amusing blog excerpts, and wisdom from her own experiences. The result is an indispensable guide that includes both clinical self-help solutions for better emotional and physical health and practical strategies for making at-home motherhood easier and more fun
How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Owne rship
Author: Richard Eyre,Linda Eyre
Category: Family & Relationships
Dump the allowance-and use a new "Family Economy" to raise responsible children in an age of instant gratification. Number-one New York Times bestselling authors Richard and Linda Eyre, have spent the last twenty-five years helping parents nurture strong, healthy families. Now they've synthesized their vast experience in an essential blueprint to instilling children with a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self-sufficiency. At the heart of their plan is the "Family Economy" complete with a family bank, checkbooks for kids, and a system of initiative-building responsibilities that teaches kids to earn money for the things they want. The motivation carries over to ownership of their own decisions, values, and goals. Anecdotal, time-tested, and gently humorous, The Entitlement Trap challenges some of the sacred cows of parenting and replaces them with values that will save kids (and their parents) from a lifetime of dependence and disabling debt.