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Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama

Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama

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It happens to every parent. One day, you have a sweet son or daughter who loves to snuggle on the couch and who puts a smile on your face just by walking into the room. The next day, it's as if someone left the door open and let in an alien with a smart mouth and an attitude that, frankly, you could do without. Entering middle school is like stepping onto a different planet--for parent and child alike. It's a planet where peer pressure, social media, and hormones can wreak havoc in your child's life and in your relationship with him or her.

But these years don't have to create chaos in your family. Parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman's time-tested principles will aid parents in helping their middle schooler not only survive but thrive during these turbulent years on Planet Middle School. He shows parents how to

- understand their child's rapidly expanding world
- respond rather than react to emotional swings
- tell their child about sex (before someone else tells them their version)
- create opportunities for their child to practice selflessness and gratitude
- ensure that their kid is one who loves home and family

Middle schoolers can be a weird, unpredictable species. But with a little help from Dr. Leman, parents will be able to ride out the interstellar storm with humor and confidence.

Power of a Positive Mom (Reissue)

Power of a Positive Mom (Reissue)

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Revised and updated with the tech-savvy mom in mind, The Power of a Positive Mom by bestselling author Karol Ladd offers seven principles that will help you and your child face the complicated issues confronting parents today including bullying, social media, single parenting, and more.

Every mother feels a profound sense of responsibility when it comes to parenting. The effects of parenting decisions have long-lasting implications on our children, but making those important decisions can be challenging. The Power of a Positive Mom offers seven time-tested principles that will help guide you in making the right choices when it comes to raising your child:

1. The power of encouragement
2.The power of prayer
3. The power of a good attitude
4. The power of strong relationships
5. The power of your example
6. The power of strong moral standards
7. The power of love and forgiveness

With a new chapter for single moms, sections on kids and technology, e-mom references, links to author videos, and more, both stay-at-home and working mothers will find practical and spiritual guidance and encouragement to help you become the mother you've always wanted to be.

Prayers for Difficult Times for Kids

Prayers for Difficult Times for Kids

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Here's a practical guide of short prayer starters that will help boys and girls ages 8 to 12 pray confidently during difficult times. From dealing with bullies and disappointment to anxiety and death of a loved one, 50 topics offer more than 200 prayer starters that meet kids right where they are with age-appropriate prayers and devotional encouragement. Great as a ministry resource or for everyday personal use, Prayers for Difficult Times for Kids is a must-have tool for families.

Praying Through a Child's Illness: 28 Days of Prayer

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Can I trust God when my child is seriously ill? Wessel Bentley knows the agony of this question, and he writes from his own experience of having a child with severe heart problems

Addresses parents' need for spiritual support when they are facing the tough task of raising a child with a chronic illness

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America

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This New York Times best-selling book is a guide for families, educators, and communities to raise their children to be able and active anti-racist allies.

With a foreword by Tim Wise, Raising White Kids is for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums.

These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be "colorblind"? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation?

Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways?

While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void.

"Most white Americans didn't get from our own families the concrete teaching and modeling we needed to be active in the work of racial justice ourselves, let alone to feel equipped now to talk about race with and teach anti-racism to our children. There is so much we need to learn and it's urgent that we do so. But the good news is: we can," says Jennifer Harvey.

Real Solutions for Busy Moms Devotional: 52 God-Inspired Messages for Your Heart

Real Solutions for Busy Moms Devotional: 52 God-Inspired Messages for Your Heart

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Real Solutions for Busy Moms Devotional gives you answers from God through scripture, prayer, suggested actions, and Kathy Ireland's words of wisdom.

Through fifty-two motivational devotions--one for each week of the year--Kathy Ireland shares inspirational messages from one busy mom to another. Though a celebrity and a highly successful career woman, Kathy Ireland is well acquainted with the real-life issues that real moms face every day of the year. With scriptures from the Bible, practical insights, and you-can-do-it action steps, this delightful devotional book shares hope and answers on a variety of topics. Real life calls for real solutions, and solutions is what this book is all about. Take a few moments each week to refresh your spirit and find new direction for your life.

Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities

Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities

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Dr. Chapman and respected author Philo join forces to talk to parents of kids with disabilities about how the 5 Love Languages can help their marriage and family life.
Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads

Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads

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A heartfelt and playful ode to the father-child relationship, by two-time Caldecott-medal-winning author Chris Raschka

King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son.

Ages 3-5

Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving

Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving

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Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving offers emotional and spiritual resources for the journey of special needs parenting. Sharing personal insights as a theologian and the parent of an adult son with special needs, Rev. Dr. Lorna Bradley offers seven encouraging and practical tools to help the reader: o gain a deeper, grace-filled understanding of God's presenceo process deeply held feelings of grief and guilto discover strategies for patience, self-care, and healthy relationshipso find hope and healingPowerful for the individual reader, the built-in reflection and discussion questions make Special Needs Parenting an ideal, real-life resource for small groups. Special Needs Parenting is a must read for family members, pastors, and any person who works with special needs families. Dr. Bradley explores their challenges, grief, and joy with deep sensitivity, theological depth, and practical advice. A blessing to all who read it and allow their lives to be touched by wisdom born of personal experience and biblical scholarship
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They Don't Come with Instructions: Cries, Wisdom, and Hope for Parenting Children with Developmental Challenges (Living with Hope)

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In They Dont Come with Instructions, Hollie M. Holt-Woehl offers wise companionship for the journey with a developmentally challenged child.The mother of a son with an autism diagnosis, Holt-Woehl recognizes that parenting is never easy. Challenges abound as parents help children grow up and find their place in the world. But she knows firsthand that adding a developmental challenge makes parenting far more complex.Drawing on her own experience and that of nearly forty other parents she surveyed for this book, Holt-Woehl shares stories, information, and insights about tending to the pain, recognizing the joy, and finding ways to keep hope through the ups and downs of this path.The book focuses on the challenges of parenting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), and/or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).Not only parents, but friends, family, and members of faith communities who seek to understand what it is like to live with a developmentally challenged child will appreciate Holt-Woehl's down-to-earth and compassionate approach.
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Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent

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When a parent hears that their child has a disability, hearts and hopes are often broken. But faith doesn't have to be.

In Unbroken Faith, Dianne Dokko Kim comes alongside you as a fellow special needs parent to help you reconcile the premise of a good God with the devastating realities of raising a disabled child. Kim courageously articulates deep-seated, unspoken doubts and fears you may have but are afraid to voice: Will my child still have a full life? Can I do this? Where is God in all this? As you are adjusting to your new normal, Kim's biblical-based encouragement will help you understand that you are not alone, that God gets it, and that God's Word is entirely relevant to the raw and messy yet hallowed spaces of special needs parenting.
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Understanding Your Teen: Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

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Parenting teenagers is one of the biggest challenges parents face. New realities make becoming independent more difficult. Teens are traveling a different road and are moving at a different pace than those of previous generations. Today's cultural environment is more complicated and confusing than ever. But fear not! Family expert Jim Burns provides a handy guide for parenting teens. For teens to become responsible adults, parents need to help them grow through developmental changes to attain a healthy self-identity, establish good relationships, make wise decisions, and grow in their relationship with God. Burns shows how parents can shape behavior and character, navigate social media challenges, and communicate and resolve conflict healthily. He also tackles the realities of our day, including cyberbullying, dating violence, self-injury, depression, and much more. Whether you're facing serious troubles or need simple tips for a better family life, this book offers help and hope.
Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions: 52 Activities Your Kids Will Never Forget

Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions: 52 Activities Your Kids Will Never Forget

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As parents hoping to raise godly children, we may understand the importance of regular family devotions. However, we may find it difficult to get our kids (or even ourselves) fully engaged. But what if devotions looked less like sitting in the living room listening to someone read and trying to pry answers out of reluctant kids and more like, say, electrocuting a pickle? Or converting a leaf blower into a toilet paper launcher? Or lighting toothpaste on fire?

These hands-on, kinda dangerous, totally unforgettable object lessons (along with nearly fifty others) are not only more fun than other family devotions--they actually deliver the spiritual impact you desire for your kids. They'll even get dads and any too-cool-for-this-stuff teens jazzed about a weekly family devotional time.

So put away the flannelgraph, get out the safety goggles, and start bringing the truths of Scripture to vivid life in your household. Just remember to change out of your Sunday clothes first.



Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children lg hardback

Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children lg hardback

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How can we answer the many questions young children have about death?

Doris Stickney and her minister husband were looking for a meaningful way to explain to neighborhood children the death of a five-year-old friend -- an explanation that would satisfy not only the children but adult minds as well. While they were preparing for the child's memorial service, the fable of the water bug that changed into a dragonfly came to mind.

"Water Bugs and Dragonflies" tells the story of a small colony of water bugs living happily below the surface of a quiet pond. Every so often one of them climbs up a lily stalk and disappears from sight, never to return. Those left behind are faced with the mystery of figuring out what has become of them.

Revealing the "miracle that makes shiny dragonflies out of ugly bugs", this graceful story reminds us that God has given us the means of transforming our metaphorical selves into dragonflies capable of winging off contentedly into a new world. Recognizing that "the old answers will not satisfy today's children", Stickney presents instead a simple, wise tale that illuminates a difficult reality without pretending to contain all the answers.

This bona fide bestseller -- more than 150,000 copies have been printed -- is presented here in a deluxe gift edition, including newly rendered full-color illustrations. Set in large type so that young readers can enjoy it themselves, Water Bugs also includes accompanying information that offers the author's own insights for explaining how adults can effectively assist children in coping with death.

Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children paperback

Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children paperback

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Aimed primarily at children this book uses the allegory of metamorphosis to assist in understanding death.
Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children coloring book

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The Pilgrim Press introduces its perennial bestseller "Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children" by Doris Stickney in coloring book format.
What a Difference a Mom Makes: The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on Her Son's Life

What a Difference a Mom Makes: The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on Her Son's Life

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With unique insight and humor, a bestselling author and psychologist helps moms understand what their sons need from them in order to become men of character.
When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-Filled Responses for Tough Topics

When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-Filled Responses for Tough Topics

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The world is a confusing and painful place for children (and adults). How do you respond faithfully to your kids' big questions? Learn to craft faithful conversations and be better prepared to talk about the tough stuff with your kids. More than 30 essays from a diverse group of young Christian parents/pastors address today's toughest topics, including gender, race, bullying, mental illness, death, divorce, money, technology, and generosity. When Kids Ask Hard Questions invites you to take a deep breath, create safe spaces for the hard conversations, and speak the truth in love. Each chapter includes a resource list for further exploration.
When You Pray as a Family

When You Pray as a Family

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In today's world, families lead busy lives, with barely a minute to spare for one another. In all the juggling of schedules, one thing should remain constant - praying together.

Based on the prayer guide When You Pray by Rueben P. Job, this 52-week devotional guide is designed to bring your family together as you explore Scripture, share and listen to each other, and pray.

Each week, you and your children will begin to develop a practice of prayer that will lead to a lifelong journey with God.

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When Your Kid Is Hurting: Helping Your Child Through the Tough Days

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As parents, we have a strong impulse to protect our children, but that very protection can end up handicapping them for life. Rather than seek to save them from the hard things, we must teach our kids how to cope with and rise above their problems. In one of his most important books to date, internationally known psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman shows parents how to

- be good listeners
- tell the truth, even when it's difficult
- find balance between being protective and being overprotective
- approach hurt and injustice as a learning experience rather than fostering a victim mentality
- and much more

Whether a child is dealing with a difficult family situation, bullies, the loss of friends, the death of a loved one, discrimination, abuse, a teen pregnancy, or even just trying to make sense of what they see in the news, this compassionate and practical book will help parents equip them to process, learn from, and rise above their situation.







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You Know You're a Dad: A Book for Dads Who Never Thought They'd Say Binkies, Blankies, or Curfew

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You know you're a dad when you're more impressed by the latest innovations in stroller technology than in your old sports car . . .

You know you're a dad when a wild Friday night means falling asleep in front of a cartoon with your toddler . . .

You know you're a dad when all you want for Christmas is a nanny . . .

No matter if you're in the first throes of sleepless nights and dirty diapers, firmly entrenched in the days of picky eaters and science fairs, or looking back in wonder at how you raised your own children, You Know You're a Dad will make parents laugh out loud with its humorous insights into the joys and challenges of parenthood.

Thanks to Harry Harrison Jr's signature humor, You Know You're a Dad will resonate with new and experienced parents alike.

This book is a great gift for Father's Day as well as birthdays, Christmas, and as a gift to new or expecting parents.

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You Know You're a Mom: A Book for Moms Who Spend Saturdays at the Soccer Field Instead of the Spa

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For every woman who has posted 800 pictures of her baby on Instagram.

One day that little plus sign appears on the stick, and you realize your life is about to change forever--you're going to be a mom! Whether you're still in the days of 2am feedings and loads of dirty diapers, or you've made it to that bittersweet moment of their college graduation, this book will make you laugh out loud with its insightful and funny observations about motherhood. From the days when you read every parenting book ever written--while your husband plays golf--to the hours you spent polishing up your adult child's resume, parenting is a roller coaster. Harry H. Harrison Jr. makes it just a little easier with his trademark humor and truisms as you learn that your job as a mom is the most important one you'll ever have.