Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children

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Picador #ad - An entertaining, she knew the transition would be challenging, enlightening look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom’s Experiences in GermanyWhen Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, especially when she became pregnant with her second child.

Achtung baby reveals that today's germans know something that American parents don't or have perhaps forgotten about raising kids with “selbstandigkeit” self-reliance, and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.

She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom—much more than Americans. In berlin, cut food with sharp knives, ride the subway alone, kids walk to school by themselves, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving.

Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children #ad - Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States?Through her own family’s often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, and experts, teachers, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany.

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There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids from Friluftsliv to Hygge

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Touchstone #ad - The brewing culture clash finally came to a head when McGurk was fined for letting her children play in a local creek, setting off an online firestorm when she expressed her anger and confusion on her blog. In the us, on the other hand, which she had expected to find teeming with children, she found that the playgrounds, were mostly deserted.

. Worse, she realized that giving her daughters the same freedom to play outside that she had enjoyed as a child in Sweden could quickly lead to a visit by Child Protective Services. In sweden children play outside all year round, regardless of the weather, and letting young babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is not only common—it is a practice recommended by physicians.

There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids from Friluftsliv to Hygge #ad - There’s no such thing as bad weather is a fascinating personal narrative that highlights the importance of spending time outdoors, and illustrates how the Scandinavian culture could hold the key to raising healthier, resilient, and confident children in America. Could the scandinavian philosophy of “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” be the key to better lives for her American children? And how would her children’s relationships with nature change by introducing them to Scandinavian concepts like friluftsliv “open-air living” and hygge the coziness and the simple pleasures of home? McGurk embarked on a six-month-long journey to Sweden to find out.

Struggling to fit in and to decide what was best for her children, McGurk turned to her own childhood for answers. The rules and parenting philosophies of her native country and her adopted homeland were worlds apart. A perfect antidote to the hyper-vigilant, standardized-tested, house-arrested, extra-electrified, 21st-century childhood.

Richard louv, bestselling author of last child in the woods and vitamin n bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children.

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The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids and Themselves by Doing Less

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The Experiment #ad - Is it that dads take workdays off to help out? chocolate sprinkles for breakfast? Bicycling everywhere? Whatever the secret, entire Dutch families reap the benefits, from babies who sleep 15 hours a day to parents who enjoy a work-life balance most Americans only dream of. Less! As acosta and hutchison borrow ever-more wisdom from their Dutch neighbors, this much becomes clear: Sometimes the best thing we can do as parents is.

The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids and Themselves by Doing Less #ad - . Discover how dutch parents raise the happiest kids in the World! Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities”. And rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education. It’s not a fantasy—it’s the netherlands! rina mae acosta and Michele Hutchison—an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the Netherlands—report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted.

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The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

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TarcherPerigee #ad - Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world. As seen on yahoo, mindbodygreen, salon, Parents, and more****International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages** .

As seen in the wall street journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the worldWhat makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, successful kids, confident, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T:Play is essential for development and well-being.

The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids #ad - Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass. Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day.

Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. The danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness.

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Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

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Harper #ad - New york times book review editor’s choice; real simple best of the month; library journal editors’ pickin the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and The Smartest Kids in the World, Bringing up Bébé, a hard-hitting exploration of China’s widely acclaimed yet insular education system—held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence—that raises important questions for the future of American parenting and education.

When students in shanghai rose to the top of international rankings in 2009, Americans feared that they were being "out-educated" by the rising super power. At the same time, she uncovered a years-long desire by government to alleviate its students’ crushing academic burden and make education friendlier for all.

The results were positive—her son quickly settled down, became fluent in Mandarin, and enjoyed his friends—but she also began to notice troubling new behaviors. Wondering what was happening behind closed classroom doors, teachers and education professors, she embarked on an exploratory journey, interviewing Chinese parents, and following students at all stages of their education.

Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve #ad - The more she learns, if anything, the more she wonders: are chinese children—and her son—paying too high a price for their obedience and the promise of future academic prowess? Is there a way to appropriate the excellence of the system but dispense with the bad? What, could Westerners learn from China’s education journey? Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges our assumptions and asks us to consider the true value and purpose of education.

How did the chinese create their academic super-achievers? Would their little boy benefit from Chinese school? Chu and her husband decided to enroll three-year-old Rainer in China’s state-run public school system. What she discovered is a military-like education system driven by high-stakes testing, using bribes to reward students who comply, with teachers posting rankings in public, and shaming to isolate those who do not.

An american journalist of chinese descent raising a young family in Shanghai, Lenora Chu noticed how well-behaved Chinese children were compared to her boisterous toddler.

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Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting

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Penguin Books #ad - Researched over three years and written in her warm, charmingly told, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet french kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative.

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting #ad - The runaway new york times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children, from the author of There Are No Grown-ups. When american journalist pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent. But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old.

Why? how?           with a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting.

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Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children Without Going Nuts with Worry

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Parent groups argued about it, blogged, bloggers, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media jumped all over it. Free range kids has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy's piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. We parents have to realize that the greatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child who never encounters choice or independence.

Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children Without Going Nuts with Worry #ad - But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child's everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. A lot of parents today, skenazy says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk.

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Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies

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Knopf #ad - Off the charts also tells the surprising inside stories of Lewis Terman's prewar study of high-IQ children and of the postwar talent search begun at Johns Hopkins, and discovers what Tiger Mom Amy Chua really has to tell us. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, who push back against adults more as the decades proceed.

She probes the changing role of parents and teachers, as well as of psychologists and a curious press. From the author of the widely praised raising America--a compelling exploration of child genius told through the gripping stories of fifteen exceptionally gifted boys and girls, from a math wonder a century ago to young jazz and classical piano virtuosos today.

Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies #ad - But in these moving stories, it is the children who deliver the most important messages. Ann hulbert examines the lives of children whose rare accomplishments have raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. A thought-provoking book for a time when parents anxiously aspire to raise "super children" and experts worry the nation is wasting the brilliant young minds it needs.

Among the children are the math genius norbert wiener, a harvard graduate student at age fifteen; two girls, whose published work stirred debate in the 1920s; the movie superstar Shirley Temple and the African American pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler; the chess champion Bobby Fischer; computer pioneers and autistic "prodigious savants"; and musical prodigies, founder of cybernetics, a poet and a novelist, present and past.

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50 Things to Do Before You Deliver: The First Time Moms Pregnancy Guide

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Rockridge Press #ad - Unlike other pregnancy books for first time moms, this book includes only what is necessary and helpful, and leaves out the rest. While your body is doing the important work of growing your baby, 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver nails down exactly what to do to prepare for your little one’s big debut.

First-time moms have plenty to be grateful for —and plenty to worry about. Centered on what’s most important to expecting moms, 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver narrows the vast field of pregnancy advice to 50 specific, proactive steps for confidence and peace of mind before baby arrives. Written by jill krause—creator of the award-winning pregnancy blog, Baby Rabies, and mom of four—50 Things to Do Before You Deliver arms moms-to-be with actionable advice and tools that are actually useful.

50 Things to Do Before You Deliver: The First Time Moms Pregnancy Guide #ad - Voiced with honesty, creative tips for using tech to track, and learn about pregnancyjudgment-free advice from other moms, 50 things to do before you deliver offers:50 trimester-by-trimester tasks covering only the most important things expectant moms need to focus onRelevant, document, humor, and encouragement from a mom who’s been there, and midwives—including guest contributions from Amy Morrison of the blog Pregnant Chicken, OB-GYNs, and Bryn Huntpalmer of The Birth Hour podcastThere are countless pregnancy books for first time moms out there—but 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver is a practical guide that will empower and prepare you during pregnancy and beyond.

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And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - One of the most anticipated books of 2018 -- esquire, the rumpus, BookRiot, Bustle, The Millions, Huffington Post, Elle, GoodReads, The Boston Globe, Nylon, The Week. Smart, and true in all the best ways, funny, this book made me ache with recognition. Cheryl strayeda raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up.

When meaghan o'connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood -- didn't exist. Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, for better or worse, about having a baby and staying, and visceral motherhood story for our times, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, exactly yourself.

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready #ad - . So she decided to write it herself. And now we have everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. Detector, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, not-yet-comfortable identity.

With her dark humor and hair-trigger B. S.

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Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy

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Harper Wave #ad - To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves.

In like a mother, garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, biology, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience. With the curiosity of a journalist, the perspective of a feminist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes.

Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy #ad - . What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers. A candid, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhoodLike most first-time mothers, feminist, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant.

The result is a visceral, support, and why women deserve access to better care, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-altering months, and information. Infused with humor and born out of awe, and understanding of the female body and its strength, Like a Mother debunks common myths and dated assumptions, appreciation, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.

Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment.

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