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The Bottom is a mostly black neighborhood in Ohio. A white farmer promised freedom and a piece of Bottom land to his slave if he would perform some very difficult chores. When the slave completed the work, he asked the farmer to keep his end of the bargain. Freedom was easy, the farmer had no objection to that, but he didn’t want to give up any land, so he told the slave that he was very sorry that he had to give him valley land. He had hoped to give him a piece of the bottom land. The slave blinked and said he thought valley land was bottom land. The master said, “Oh no! See those hills? That’s bottom land; rich and fertile.”This story promises to be very interesting.

 

By: Toni Morrison

 

Mothering and Daughtering

Mothers and daughters share, and want, a bond for life―one that can remain positive and grow stronger with each passing year. Sil and Eliza Reynolds have designed a set of tools to assist you in nurturing that bond. If you’re locked in a clash of wills or fear the prospect of getting into one, with Mothering and Daughtering you can learn how to build the foundation for a deep and lasting relationship that is a source of support, joy, and love throughout your lives.

Offering you two breakthrough guides in one, Mothering and Daughtering was created to help you find and protect the unique treasure that is your relationship.

 

By: Eliza Reynolds

 

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

The book explains the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.

 

By: Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

It is a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child.

 

By: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

 

Parenting from the Inside Out

The book explores the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

 

By: Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell

 

Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents Paperback

Christine Carter, drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do’s and don’ts in action.

 

By: Christine Carter Ph.D

 

Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and ART

Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art, Second Edition relies on both psychotherapy research and clinical expertise to create a comprehensive guide to evidence-based practice for providers of child and adolescent therapy. It includes explanations of all major theoretical orientations and the techniques associated with each, with application to the major diagnostic categories.

 

By: Jeremy P. Shapiro

 

Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth

This best-selling collection is filled with creative assessment and treatment techniques for use in individual, group, and family settings.

 

By: Liana Lowenstein and MSW 

 

Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids Paperback

15 Minutes Outside is filled with 365 days of quality time, outdoor adventures, and unplugged activities that require little time, cash, or patience. Perfect for parents, daycare workers, babysitters, and more, this book will keep kids busy and stop the dreaded “I’m bored!” from escaping their mouths.

 

By: Rebecca Cohen

 

I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature Paperback

I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child’s sense of wonder.

 

By: Jennifer Ward

 

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World Kindle Editione Wonders of Nature Paperback

Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age.

 

By: Devorah Heitner 

 

Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact-Not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age Kindle Edition

The Book is supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and, ultimately, reassuring read for anyone who worries about the impact that media might be having on young minds.

 

By: Yalda T. Uhis

 

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Kindle Edition

UnSelfie by Dr. Michele Borba explains what parents and educators MUST do to combat the growing empathy crisis among children today—including a 9-step empathy-building program with tips to guide kids from birth through college, and beyond.

 

By: Michele Borba

 

The Parents We Mean to Be Kindle Edition

Weissbourd’s ultimately compassionate message—based on compelling new research—is that the intense, crisis-filled, and profoundly joyous process of raising a child can be a powerful force for our own moral development.

 

By: Richard Welssbourd

 

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