Maternal Effects in Mammals
Evolutionary maternal effects occur whenever a mother's phenotypic traits directly affect her offspring's phenotype, independent of the offspring's genotype. Some of the phenotypic traits that result in maternal effects have a genetic basis, whereas others are environmentally determined. For example, the size of a litter produced by a mammalian mother-a trait with a strong genetic basis-can affect the growth rate of her offspring, while a mother's dominance rank-an environmentally determined trait-can affect the dominance rank of her offspring. The first volume published on the subject in more than a decade, Maternal Effects in Mammals reflects advances in genomic, ecological, and behavioral research, as well new understandings of the evolutionary interplay between mothers and their offspring. Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo bring together a learned group of contributors to synthesize the vast literature on a range of species, highlight evolutionary processes that were previously overlooked, and propose new avenues of research. Maternal Effects in Mammals will serve as the most comprehensive compendium on and stimulus for interdisciplinary treatments of mammalian maternal effects.
WE ARE ALL in the people business because we deal with other people all the time. But do you sometimes reach out to others only to find your efforts misunderstood or rejectedDo you wish your relationships with people close to you were more harmonious and fulfillingPeopleSmart is a practical guide for anyone who asks these questions, which means most of us at some time or other. It reveals a powerful plan for making your relationships more productive and rewarding-whether they are with a supervisor and coworkers or a spouse, relatives, and friends-by developing your interpersonal intelligence.
Whale Done Parenting鲸鱼再不当父母了
Offers five simple and effective principles for coping with any parenting challenge Based on actual killer whale training techniques Story format makes this an unusual and entertaining approach for a parenting book "How is it they can get a killer whale to urinate on cue, and we can't get our son to pee into the toilet?" Most parents feel frustrated with their children from time to time, but killer whale trainer-in-training Amy Sheldrake has a unique perspective. She marvels at the complex behaviors her superiors are able to coax out of these enormous beasts, while she and her husband struggle to make their beloved – and much smaller – son Josh obey what seem like the simplest rules. What does training killer whales have to do with raising childrenAs this engrossing and unique parenting fable shows, more than you'd think. In their New York Times bestseller Whale Done, Ken Blanchard and his coauthors – including two veteran marine mammal trainers – showed how positive
Lightning Man #3
In this third edition of the Lightning Man series, Bob Spark and his dog Sparky discover there is more to the new vet than meets the eye! To defeat their latest foes, they must recruit a new teammate, Lightning Cat. Can they outwit the villain who turns friendly pets into vicious monstersRead Lightning Man #3 to see if good prevails over evil. Working together the Lightning team overcomes evil villains to keep our world safe.
G'night Grandma, G'night John Boy
There are various names for it; three generation living, extended family, sad, lucky.....(depending on your opinions) but it boils down to this, after several generations of young Britons dreaming of growing up, flying the nest and getting a place of their own, there is now an increasing number of people aged between thirty and fifty who find themselves sharing a home with their Mum and/or Dad AND their own children.We aren't talking about the youngsters who simply can't afford to leave home, in spite of being educated and working, simply because the lowest rung on the property ladder is too high and the banks just don't lend mortgages any more. Why aren't we generally talking about themBecause living in the same house as Mum and Dad still inhibits the breeding cycle of humans to a degree where most people have to leave home to reproduce! We are talking about families who actually make a decision to change their lifestyle from one where each house owning generation has its own home to one where they cohabit.
How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child
The most useful tool out there for families about to embark on the search for a preschool! -Helen Cohen, director, Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center, Boston A must-have for parents of future preschoolersStarting preschool is one of the biggest milestones in a child's life. With this comprehensive, step-by-step guide, you won't have to navigate the preschool process alone. Whether the nursery schools nearby enroll every child, or they're so competitive that they only accept a few applicants, this book has everything you need to know to choose and get into the right preschool for your child. You'll learn:How to find high-quality preschools in your areaInsight into popular preschool programs (Montessori, Waldorf, play based, cooperative)Key criteria to consider when choosing a preschoolStrategies for paying for preschool (financial aid, tax benefits) How to help prepare your child for the first day of preschool Advice for gaining admission into competitive programs, including getting off the waiting list, submitting a strong application, and preparing for a child assessment ?This well-organized, comprehensive book will help parents navigate the world of preschool. -Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum, authors of Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self-Confident Children in the Preschool Years and directors of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, New YorkA gift to every parent starting the preschool search. -Irene Byrne, MA, author of Preschools by the Bay and executive director of the Phoebe Hearst Preschool, San Francisco
Give Peas a Chance
Like every parent, you've probably... ?Begged, Please, just take one more bite ?Wondered if you should sneak nutrition into what you make ?Worried that your child is picky, and just getting pickier A practical and easy-to-use guide from registered dietitian and pediatric specialist Kate Samela, Give Peas a Chance is everything you need to finally manage finicky toddlers at the table. You'll not only ensure that your child is getting good nutrition, but also promote a healthy relationship with food and expand the repertoire of even the pickiest of eaters!Kate Samela provides an easy-to-understand, scientifically valid approach to feeding picky toddlers.Jeffrey S. Hymans, MDKate Samela shows parents of toddlers that there's no need to press the nutritional panic button.Lauren Slayton, MS, RD
When Your Baby Won't Stop Crying
One million babies born in the U.S. each year suffer from colic, and yet until now, colic has been only a footnote in baby care books. Defined as constant, unpredictable and inconsolable crying, parents dealing with colic are desperate for solutions. Now there's help. Mental health professional Tonja Krautter, having been through the ordeal of raising a baby with colic, offers parents a complete blueprint for coping, including:-- how to determine what may be causing your baby's colic-- successful strategies for soothing the baby, and what to do when you can't-- dealing with the emotional impact of colic on the rest of the family -- hope for getting to the other side of the colic experience
Portion Size Me
Make a Simple Change That Makes a World of Difference!Tired of being picked on, unhappy with his appearance, and feeling down on himself, Marshall Reid decided to change his lifestyle and demanded that his family help him along the way. His plan was simple. For thirty-one days, Marshall made a conscious decision about every piece of food he put into his body.An idea was born. For an entire month, the Reids as a family portion sized themselves. Weary of trying to follow strict, depriving diets, they instead paid close attention to how they ate by looking at portions, reading labels, and learning about ingredients. In the process, they came to know so much more about each other-and about themselves.Follow Marshall and his family on their journey and learn the helpful and healthful tips and tricks they used to create a whole new lifestyle. Marshall knew his plan wouldn't always be easy, but his safe advice and kid-friendly tips will have your child eager to take charge in the kitchen, and in life as well!
Why Good Kids Act Cruel
Why do many good children treat one another so badlyThis is a question parents eventually face and most start thinking about as their children prepare for high school. But the hard truth is, high school is too late. The pre-teen years are actually when it begins, when the cruelty is even worse, causing more anxiety and stress for children already facing an enormous amount of change in their lives. Early adolescence is a phase of anxiety, of uncertainty, of insecurity. To make matters worse, although all kids are going through the same transformation, none of them share what it is like, each feeling alone, isolated, and unique. The result is that even fantastic kids will do and say harmful things. Why Good Kids Act Cruel is the first book to give you an understanding of why cruelty happens during these years and how to help your child through these difficult times.She didn't make it she was born with it: her nose. And in elementary school that was okay. But now in seventh grade, sometimes other girls would tease, What's the matter Blaise, you having a bad nose dayLooking in the mirror before school, she could see what they were making fun of. One day, a girl she had beaten out for a starting spot on the basketball team threw a nickname at her: Snout. Some of the girl's friends picked it up, and it stuck. Blaise acted like she didn't care. But as she started to hate her nose, she started to hate herself.
The Kid Dictionary
Wishjack: (WISHjak) v: To blow out the candles on another child's birthday cake.Been a kidHave a kidKnow a kidBeen left utterly speechless by the wit, wisdom, grossness, and hilarity that accompanies children wherever they go?The Kid Dictionary has the ingenious and hilarious words you need to describe the indescribable: life with kids. Humorous, insightful, and unique, it's perfect for anyone with kids even remotely in their life from expectant parents to grandparents to aunts and uncles.Finally, the pitch-perfect why didn't I think of thatwords you've always needed!Brofitti: (broh-FEE-tee) v: The act of scribbling with permanent marker on the face of a younger sibling.Clandesdine: (klan-DES-dyne) v: To hide from one's child while eating a cookie so he doesn't ask for one too.
Living the Posh Mom Life
The posh mom is a new breed of mother, one who's doing it all with style, smarts, and seemingly without effort. But contrary to popular belief, posh is not about spending cash and being perfect. No, a posh mom is just put-together, and anybody in any tax bracket can do it. From the founders of www.poshmom.com, Living the Posh Mom Life serves up info geared for this modern mom's ways (juggling commuting and carpooling, me-time and mommy-and-me-time), coupled with the perfect combination of reality and inspiration. Loaded with tips, Living the Posh Mom Life addresses inner and outer beauty (soak up relaxation tricks), relationships (bond with your kids, your guy, your family, your friends), your home (don't make it a dump or a museum), entertaining (celebrate with grace and ease), and work (find that delicate balance). Plus, Poshmom.com Picks are sprinkled throughout, pointing you toward must-haves and splurges that you crave and deserve.So come in and discover, develop, and delight in your own poshness. After all, everyone's got the potential to be posh.
The Potty Training Answer Book
The Potty Training Answer Book breaks down the top 200 questions parents ask when faced with the potty-training challenge. Compiled through both her own experiences and Q&A sessions with parents, parenting expert Karen Deerwester covers the difficult-and funny-questions you'll encounter with detailed advice and information. Real-world answers to all your potty-training questions:--What is the average age for girls to be potty trained?--What is the average age for boys to be potty trained?--Does a child's temperament affect potty training?--What words should I use for body parts and bodily functions?--Is nighttime potty training different than daytime potty training?--Can rewards be a positive potty strategy?Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The Potty Training Answer Book gives you indispensable tips and techniques to help you keep the potty-training process as easy and painless as possible for both you and your child.
Coloring Outside Autism's Lines
Your Road Map to Rediscovering Joy, Fun, and TogethernessHaving a child with an autism spectrum disorder may mean that you have to change your life. It can seem as though there are so many things you just can't do. But there are adventures-large and small-that kids with autism love, and they are waiting for your whole family! Just think outside of the ordinary, look for reachable sensory experiences, come prepared, and keep an open mind, and everyone in your family can go along for a great ride. This book is packed with exciting ideas for families living with autism, with everything you need to know to make them a reality. Including: Unconventional backyard fun: zip lines, trampolines, tree stumps, and even exercise bikes!Easy ways to adapt public places such as bowling alleys, ice skating rinks, and swimming pools into stress-free outingsSurprising activities that can lead to lifelong interestsDreaming big: there's a world of amusement parks, water slides, camping, and other family getaways that are truly within reachSpecial activities for grandparents and extended family membersHow to team up with other parents to maximize the fun ?With tips and advice from dozens of creative families who have found fun with autism and want you to do the same!
365 Games Smart Toddlers Play
365 Games Smart Toddlers Play will help you make the best of the time you and your toddler share, every day of the year. Each day with your toddler brings new experiences for them and new opportunities for you to teach, share and grow closer to each other. Bestselling parenting author Sheila Ellison fills each page with fun, practical ways to create and enhance those special everyday moments. Perfect for:ParentsGrandparentsChild-care providersBaby-sittersPraise for the 365 series:Parents struggling to discover new playtime ideas can finally relax. Now there is a solution to every day of the year. --Parenting MagazineImaginative ways to raise healthy, happy families. --Healthy Kids
Raising Boys with ADHD
Written by two professionals who have been there and done that with their own sons with ADHD, Raising Boys With ADHD empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.
The Art of Baby Nameology
What really is in a nameWhat does that mean for your baby?Astrologist and nameology expert Norma J. Watts helps every expecting parent explore those questions. By analyzing names using numerology, Watts has crafted a comprehensive guide to using a name's letters to unlock hidden meaning. Watts instructs readers in the tools of nameology, using famous names such as Martha Stewart, Martin Luther King, and Madonna to further explain personality traits. An A-Z quick reference guide of names along with a chapter on converting names to numbers aids in interpreting uncommon names or those not found in the book.Offering insight for those who want to look past the obvious and explore deeper meaning, The Art of Baby Nameology gives expectant parents a way to preview the personalities associated with names they are considering.
Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book
Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child's needs. From IEPs and 504 Plans, to IDEA and NCLB, navigating today's school system can be difficult for even the most up-to-date, education savvy parent. Special needs advocates Rich Weinfeld and Michelle Davis provide parents and professional advocates with concise, easy-to-understand definitions and de*ions of legal terms and school regulations, along with checklists, tips, questionnaires, and other tools.Topics covered in this handy guide include gathering accurate information about a child's education, navigating school meetings, understanding education law, and best practices in the classroom, working effectively with parents and school systems, discovering educational options beyond the standard, and much more. Parents and advocates not only will feel informed by Weinfeld and Davis' vast knowledge of the inner workings of the school system?they'll be empowered to help their kids succeed in school.
How Your Child Learns Best
Brain-Based Strategies You Can Use Today to Enhance Your Child's Love of LearningHow Your Child Learns Best is a groundbreaking guide for parents that combines the latest brain research with the best classroom practices to reveal scientifically savvy ways to improve your child's success in school.Written by Judy Willis, MD, MEd, a board-certified neurologist who is also a full-time classroom teacher, How Your Child Learns Best shows you not only how to help your child learn schoolwork, but also how to capitalize on the way your child's brain learns best in order to enrich education wherever you are, from the grocery store to the car - a necessity in today's teach to the test world.By using everyday household items and enjoyable activities, parents of children ages three to twelve can apply targeted strategies (based on age and learning strength) in key academic areas, including: Reading comprehension Math word problems Test preparationFractions and decimals Oral reading Reports and projectsScience and history Reading motivation Vocabulary Discover how to help your child increase academic focus and success, lower test stress while increasing test scores, increase class participation, foster creativity, and improve attention span, memory, and higher-level thinking.How Your Child Learns Best shows how to maximize your child's brain potential and offers something for every parent who wants the best for his or her child.At last we parents now have a reference that will help guide us in assisting our children's growth and flowering. This book is what parents have been searching for and need now more than ever. - from the foreword by Goldie Hawn
Caring for Your Aging Parents
The fastest-growing segment of our population is people 85 and older, and many of them are now cared for by their children.This comforting and poignant guide bridges the gap between elderly parents and the adult children who care for them, with trusted answers to questions most asked by caregivers in this challenging situation. Covering health, finances, living arrangements, communication, and emotional struggles, Caring for Your Aging Parents offers caring, professional advice for the increasingly difficult decisions that caregivers face, including:Making the right choice between home care and assisted living Coping with memory-loss and dementia Expressing care and concern without sending mixed messages Counteracting negative behavior Encouraging other family members to help with caregiving Managing stress and taking care of yourself With a wealth of resources and reassuring answers, Caring for Your Aging Parents helps caregivers foster a loving, cooperative relationship with their parents in this new chapter of their life.*** It's a terrific book. NewsdayUseful, easy to read, and most informative. - Dr. Daniel Thursz, president, National Council of the AgingFull of information... Washington PostOne of the best books on eldercare. Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave ***
Mean Moms Rule
Denise Schipani shares her secret to being a 'Mean Mom,' and why it's better for your kids and for you in the long run. Jen Singer, author You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either) 'Mean' moms make kids learn to do things for themselves from making breakfast to finding inner peace. I'm hoping I'm a little meaner myself after reading this book. Lenore Skenazy, founder of the book and blog Free Range Kids I've chosen to be the kind of mother I feel is best, and that kind of mother is mean. MEAN MOMS SAY NO. MEAN MOMS ARE CONSISTENT. MEAN MOMS TRUST THEMSELVES. MEAN MOMS DON'T CARE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING. MEAN MOMS TEACH KIDS THE LIFE SKILLS THEY NEED TO KNOW. MEAN MOMS SLOW IT DOWN. MEAN MOMS FAIL THEIR KIDS A LITTLE BIT EVERY DAY. And mean moms prepare their kids for the world, not the world for their kids, raising children into adults who know how to make themselves happy.Mean Moms Rule. And their kids benefitDenise Schipani writes about all things mean and motherly at www.confessionsofameanmommy.com