Free parenting and families Kindle books for 14 Dec 13

Critical Connection: A Practical Guide to Parenting Young Teens

by Andy Kerckhoff

Parenting 10-14 years olds can be the most challenging of all the stages of development. Middle school is a time of tremendous change for families. Critical Connection is for parents of young teens who have said:

  • “So much is changing. I just don’t get my daughter any more. I don’t want her to slip away.”
  • “My son wants to spend every moment on some sort of electronic screen.”
  • “My daughter has these extreme mood swings and her social life is such a big deal now.”
  • “I am not sure how to discipline my son now. He’s not a little boy anymore.”
  • “I don’t know what to do about her smartphone.” 

While this may seem overwhelming, the truth is that being a young teen can be wonderful. Kids at this stage of development may not admit it, but they need a stronger connection with their parents than ever before. Wise parents must seek after a better understanding of the age and try new ways to connect with and guide their children. Critical Connection offers practical advice that will help parents raise healthy young teens, inside and out. It discusses how to: 

  • Connect with your middle school child
  • Build a healthy family life Discipline with love
  • Create resiliency and independence in your child
  • Foster a healthy social life in middle school
  • Guide their academic, athletic, and artistic life
  • Handle the new media and electronic devices
  • Develop work ethic and financial sense 

Critical Connection is a parenting book that teaches parents how to build healthy, loving families that their 10-14-year-olds can rely on for safety, support, and unconditional love. People who loved Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages of Children and Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods will love this book.



The Columbine Effect: How five teen pastimes got caught in the crossfire and why teens are taking them back

by Beth Winegarner

Columbine High School shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold weren’t goth kids who played more Doom than their classmates. But after news outlets reported they were, teen goths and gamers felt the backlash for years. As police and journalists have rushed to explain other unthinkable massacres, heavy metal music, paganism, Satanism, occult practices and role-playing games have unfairly gotten caught in the crossfire.

Adolescents’ brains may still be developing, but they recognize the rich benefits of pastimes adults have deemed dangerous. The Columbine Effect is filled with teens’ stories of self-discovery and healing – and the research to back them up. It reveals how we arrived at such gross misunderstandings of common but controversial interests. The Columbine Effect is the book that will make us stop blaming teen violence on the wrong things – and help us understand how Slayer, Satanism and Grand Theft Auto can be a healthy part of growing up.



Christmas Survival Guide for Singles

by Jodie Scott

Celebrate the single life this Christmas! Despite what television and movies try to sell us, there’s more than one way to be happy for the holidays. The CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR SINGLES will show you how to not just survive, but thrive this holiday season!

Written by Jodie Scott, who has been single for longer than she’d like to remember but enjoys life to the fullest, the CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR SINGLES will empower and enliven your spirit to start savoring every moment of the holidaysâ??your way!

In this book, Scott shares how she and her single friends enjoy Christmas despite not fitting into the cookie-cutter mold of “Christmas memories” that advertising and marketing tells us can only exist as part of a big family around a well-lit Christmas tree.

The CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR SINGLES will help you celebrate the festive season in a way that makes you feel happy, confident and content. Discover numerous new ways to make merry at Christmas, either by yourself or with friends both old and new. Read how to handle your family so relationship tensions are put on hold, feelings are soothed and you survive the season with self-esteem and dignity intact.



A Letter from Your Father

by Ray Lee

So many wounds would heal, if he’d just talk about it. In this little letter, he does.

Fathers can say and do the wrong things. Thankfully, even when it seems to be too late, the wounds can heal, when just the right combination of words are applied. Many times, a little acknowledgement and apology are all that’s needed to mend decades of wrongdoing.

Usually, the words we need to hear the most are the ones that no one else can bring themselves to say. One way or another, we have to provide them for ourselves. A Letter from Your Father is written from no particular father, to no particular son or daughter. It’s meant to be an intermediary for those people whose fathers will never be able to string together that right combination of words.



Best Mans Guide: Know Your Responsibilities and How To Give A Great Speech

by Chris Dreyer

Best Mans Guide: Know Your Responsibilities and How To Give A Great Speech – is a step by step guide for the duties of a best man. It follows the timeline of a wedding:

  • Before the Wedding – Learn about planning the bachelor party and working with the groomsmen.
  • The Run Up – If you want to know about getting limos, keeping the groom from doing anything stupid or what you should do at the reception, this is the chapter for you. This chapter will allow you to better plan for the crucial twenty-four hours before the wedding.
  • The Event – In this chapter, you will learn how to deal with the ring, calm down a groom and make sure that the groomsmen do their jobs. 
  • The Reception – Learning how to be host, dance and keep things moving will be your job in this chapter. If you want to stay on top of the reception, you will need this chapter.
  • The Speech – Finally, there are several tips for giving a best man’s speech. From knowing your audience to remembering the bride, everything you need is in this chapter.


10 Steps to get your EX back

by Nick Preter

Are you hurt? desperate? confused?

I know the feeling! I was in your situation too…

And that’s exactly why I created this book that gives you 10 simple steps
that you can use to get your ex back!

If you want a guide that puts you in the dark instead of giving exact steps that you can follow, then go and look that somewhere else!

But if you want the exact stuff you need to do to get your ex back, then read this book. If you are still curious, then you should know that one of the steps includes the fact that you need to know why you broke up in the first place…



A SOJOURN IN HELL

by Roberta Goodman

A Sojourn in Hell focuses on the tragic romance of a young woman. Losing the love of her life in combination with a dysfunctional upbringing help to shape the subsequent decisions she makes.

It’s a multigenerational tale spanning almost eighty years. From the Great Depression through WWII and beyond, the reader is witness to the changes one woman’s life undergoes as she becomes a wife, mother, and grandmother as well as the trials and tribulations her own children end up going through. Alcoholism, untimely deaths, physical and mental abuse, adultery, and life-long regrets abound in this heartbreaking character study of human emotions.

A Sojourn in Hell was the first manuscript I wrote back in 2009. The greater part of 2012 I revised it to be a much deeper, thought-provoking read! I thoroughly believe no one’s life is supposed to be happy all the time, but I don’t believe anyone should use “crutches” such as alcohol to deal with sorrow or stress.

Unfortunately, there are millions of dysfunctional families all over the world that are headed by individuals dissatisfied by life for whatever reason. These individuals take out their frustrations on the children they chose to bring into the world. By examining one such situation, I hope readers will learn there are always ramifications when unhealthy behaviors and attitudes are involved. It creates baggage that will have to be hauled around for the rest of someone’s life.



Daddy Loves You Exactly As You Are! (Parenting for Love and Self-Esteem)

by Wade Galt

Helping Children Know How Much They Are Loved and How Loveable They Are

Babies are so easy to love. It feels so natural to love a newborn child unconditionally. The love just naturally flows out of us. Nobody has to teach us. Nobody has to ask us. Nobody has to convince us. It just happens.

How wonderful it would be if we could always love, cherish, and appreciate our children as gorgeous, loving, angels. How great it would be to carry our love with us and maintain it powerfully forever.

We can do that. We simply need to be nudged to remember. We just need to be reminded what we hold dear and precious. We only need to take time out for a few moments and bask in the memory (and the present moment reality) of what is so amazingly and divinely wonderful about our gifts from the divine.

This book is one of those reminders.

My hope is that this book helps youâ?¦

1) Let your child or children know how special they are.

2) Remember how special your child or children are.

3) Understand how much your parents love(d) you, whether or not they

ever shared this with you.

Enjoy! Wade



JIMMY’S FIRST GARDEN and Other Young Adult Short Stories

by Malinda Mitchell

Jimmy Crow isn’t happy with his height, weight, hair color, or eye color, so his father devises a plan, which just might help Jimmy see himself in a different light. There are several other young adult short stories in this eBook, that are sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike.



Living with and Caring for a Diabetic Loved One

by Eric R. Blum

The nature of this book deals with a very personal story that relates to the author’s first-hand experience living with his loving wife’s ongoing battle with the development of all three classic stages of diabetes. From her successive “Pre-diabetic”, “Type 2” and current “Type 1” stages, she’s endured a multitude of both expected and unanticipated issues and events that have caused them to grow closer together over the years in time.

This eBook is unusual and a “bit off the beaten path” in that it’s not a typical medical-type factual journal that primarily espouses clinical observations and possible medically-related solutions. It’s more of a subjective, “from the heart” practical narrative re-counting of how a loving family member has vicariously reacted to a life-threatening emergency as experienced by his beloved wife through no fault of her own.

His close interest and involvement in trying to facilitate her entry and acceptance into such an unknown, uncharted and obscure area, as well as his subsequent efforts in finding solutions to perfect her various forms of diabetes treatment, have left him with a success story that’s worthy of sharing with any other loving diabetes caregivers similarly looking for ways to create an acceptable lifestyle for those involved in this difficult process.

First, and foremost, has been his diabetic patient’s physical and mental well-being and how the impact of her newfound and uninvited insidious disease can affect and stimulate a “call-to-action” by a nearby loving individual. By effectively pitching in and helping instill motivation, knowledge and awareness, with the ultimate goal of enjoying a fruitful, bountiful and flourishing life together, many successful solutions have evolved for both of them.

Eric Blum is an experienced author who’s seen many of his non-fiction articles published in his name on some of the most prominent and highly visited sites on the Internet. The subject matter of those editorial features vary greatly, but none offer the subjective warmth, insight, compassion and understanding that this continuing tale of his beloved wife’s battle with the diabetes demon have produced.



Mommy Loves You Exactly As You Are! (Parenting for Love and Self-Esteem)

by Wade Galt

Helping Children Know How Much They Are Loved and How Loveable They Are

Babies are so easy to love. It feels so natural to love a newborn child unconditionally. The love just naturally flows out of us. Nobody has to teach us. Nobody has to ask us. Nobody has to convince us. It just happens.

How wonderful it would be if we could always love, cherish, and appreciate our children as gorgeous, loving, angels. How great it would be to carry our love with us and maintain it powerfully forever.

We can do that. We simply need to be nudged to remember. We just need to be reminded what we hold dear and precious. We only need to take time out for a few moments and bask in the memory (and the present moment reality) of what is so amazingly and divinely wonderful about our gifts from the divine.

This book is one of those reminders.

My hope is that this book helps youâ?¦

1) Let your child or children know how special they are.

2) Remember how special your child or children are.

3) Understand how much your parents love(d) you, whether or not they

ever shared this with you.

Enjoy! Wade



RAISING SMART CHILDREN (Better Books Series)

by Kirsty Collingwood

I like to share some of our experiences about bringing up children. I am more focused with Discipline because this looks like an Auto Pilot system for Raising-up Children. Self-discipline and familial discipline are the two major developmental tasks that the characteristics all parents need to see in their child. As a father or mother or even a teacher there must be a communication process that is taking place without the child’s knowledge but is for child’s wellbeing. In general discipline is a two way process of disciplining one’s self and disciplining the child. Over disciplining and under disciplining is harmful to child, always keep a scheduled, well-paced, and balanced approach.



Santa and the Spirit of Christmas – Children’s Story Collection – Ages 6 to 9 (SANTA and the SPIRIT of CHRISTMAS Collection)

by Bernie muzeen

Santa and the Spirit of Christmas – Children’s Story Collection – Ages 6 to 9

“SANTA and the SPIRIT of CHRISTMAS” a collection of short stories, The Children’s Story Collection contains five short stories I one great ebook. Kissed by An Angel, Happy Chanukah, Mrs. Clause’s Diet, “LOOK..! Santa’s Hurt?” and Secret of My Flying Sleigh

The books are fully illustrated, and based upon real encounters between Children and Santa.

A collection of true, charming and insightful stories inspired by children and adolescents, ages 3 to 12, written by SANTA.

Bernie Muzeen the author as a child of World War II, he never had the opportunity to meet Santa Clause in the land of his birth. Never-the-less, he introduces Santa and the Spirit

of Christmas on www.amazon.com to uncounted thousands of New Canadians. These are true stories of Children’s wonderful encounters with Santa.

Kissed by an Angel

Santa relieves the concern of a boy who is distressed, because others tease him about his bountiful supply of freckles, by sharing the little known secret as to their origin and meaning.

Happy Chanukah

A five year old Jewish child finds himself in the midst of a Christmas Party. To his wonderment he learns that Santa is acquainted with the insights and meaning of Chanukah.

Mrs. Clause’s Diet

It was a well-kept secret that Mrs. Clause places Santa on a strict diet for over half a year. In doing so Mrs. Clause insures there is space in the sleigh for the uncounted thousands of toys to distribute to all the good girls and boys.

LOOK..! Santa’s Hurt?

On one of his pre-Christmas visits a little girl observed Santa using a walker. Concerned she asked her Omar if he will recover in time to visit her home. Discover how a gift ‘from Santa’ calmed her alarm.

The Secret of My Flying Sleigh

Santa attempts to answer the most asked question from children around the world. In doing so he depends upon the magic of each child’s imagination and conviction that the impossible is feasible.



Santa, My Brother Teases Me (SANTA and the SPIRIT of CHRISTMAS Collection)

by Bernard Muzeen

Using ‘conflict resolution’ techniques, Santa seeks to resolve an apparent conflict between two siblings. Thanks to input from the children’s Grandparents the basis for their evident discord evaporated.

“SANTA and the SPIRIT of CHRISTMAS” a collection of short stories, are fully illustrated, and based upon real encounters between Children and Santa.

A collection of true, charming and insightful stories inspired by children and adolescents, ages 3 to 12, written by SANTA.



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