The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child
Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 329
ISBN: 154204054X
Available:
Release: 2019-03
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own--and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted. Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that's missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie's true nature. Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah's attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie's behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie's past may be enough to push them all over the edge.

The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child
Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1503905128
Available:
Release: 2019-03
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own--and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted. Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that's missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie's true nature. Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah's attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie's behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie's past may be enough to push them all over the edge.

Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation

Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation
Author: Elizabeth Beckwith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780061939686
Available:
Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious new parenting philosophy that would shock Dr. Spock and traumatize T. Berry Brazelton. Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation is a riotously irreverent take on contemporary child rearing.

Tales for the Perfect Child

Tales for the Perfect Child
Author: Florence Parry Heide
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781481463799
Available:
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sergio Ruzzier brings his mischievous touch to a timeless favorite by Florence Parry Heide, beloved author of The Shrinking of Treehorn. This delightful new edition includes one never-before-published story. Ruby is reliable (kinda). Arthur is careful (sorta). Harry eats his carrots (though it depends on what you mean by “eat”). And just like all perfect children, Gloria helps her mother (well, that might be an exaggeration). As the eight deliciously wicked tales featured in this hilarious chapter book prove, it’s perfectly nice to be a perfect child—but where’s the fun in that?

The Dream of the Perfect Child

The Dream of the Perfect Child
Author: Joan Rothschild
Pages: 343
ISBN: 0253345650
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Points to the thousands of decisions about prenatal testing that are made each day in the doctors office, the context in which they occur, and how they add up to the discourse of the perfect-and imperfect-child. Argues that the mainstream bioethics community has been ineffective in raising appropriate questions, resulting in support for the status quo. Draws on counter-voices from medicine and feminist ethics, as well as from pregnant women and people with disabilities, and reevaluates the uses of genetics and prenatal testing. [back cover].

A Different Kind of Perfect

A Different Kind of Perfect
Author: Cindy Dowling,Neil Nicoll,Bernadette Thomas
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0834826100
Available:
Release: 2006-09-12
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every parent dreams of having a happy, healthy child. What happens when these dreams are shattered by a physical or cognitive disability? A Different Kind of Perfect offers comfort, consolation, and wisdom from parents who have been there—and are finding their way through. The writings collected here are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents' emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving towards acceptance, empowerment, laughter, and even joy. Each chapter opens with an introduction by Neil Nicoll, a child and family psychologist who specializes in development disorders.

The Less Than Perfect Child

The Less Than Perfect Child
Author: David C. Bardsley
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0983544603
Available:
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Growing up with a behavioral or learning disorder is never easy; not for the parents, not for the teachers, and especially not for the affected child. The past 15 years have seen an unprecedented explosion in the diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, Tourette's, Asperger's, Defient Behavior. Many of those affected are now reaching adulthood. What will their future be? While growing up in the trenches of disfunctionality, the author was institutionalized at age 8 and diagnosed as mentally retarded: a diagnosis his parents refused to accept. This story of hope and transformation will inspire and encourage the millions of troubled parents who worry about what the future holds for their "Less Than Perfect Child" and help those adults who have never been diagnosed, yet struggle daily with behavioral and learning disorders.

The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child
Author: James G. Crakes
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1434327205
Available:
Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We have created a different method that introduces an easier, more efficient approach to understanding present, past, future of every verb so you will know when to use the right tense depending on the time frame used in each situation. Also, the correct pronunciation of the verb will be at the bottom of each example. The book deals with different situations and vocabulary. Questions and answers will address such situations as going to the hotel, airport, restaurant, store, pharmacy, emergency, etc. In addition numbers, greetings, months, days, seasons, time, prepositions, articles, adverbs of time and pronouns and the phonetic pronunciation are also taught.

The Storm Child

The Storm Child
Author: Rita Bradshaw
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781509898138
Available:
Release: 2020-11-12
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the top-ten bestselling author of One Snowy Night, Rita Bradshaw, comes The Storm Child, a sweeping family saga set during the run up to WW2 in the north-east of England. It’s mid-winter, and in the throes of a fierce blizzard Elsie Redfern and her husband discover an unknown girl in their hay barn about to give birth. After the young mother dies, Elsie takes the infant in and raises her as her own daughter, her precious storm child. Gina grows into a beautiful little girl, but her safe haven turns out to be anything but. Torn away from her home and family, the child finds herself in a nightmare from which there’s no waking, but despite her misery and bewilderment, Gina’s determined to survive. Years pass. With womanhood comes the Second World War, along with more heartbreak, grief and betrayal. Then, a new but dangerous love beckons; can Gina ever escape the dark legacy of the storm child?

The Perfect Child for Us

The Perfect Child for Us
Author: Linda Sprague Pappas
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1731285957
Available:
Release: 2019-01-11
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A normal pregnancy followed by a normal birth unexpectedly led to a questionable survival prognosis. Extensive testing revealed a rare genetic muscular disorder, congenital fiber type disproportion. In this inspirational memoir, Caden's grandmother describes the days, weeks, and months that follow this devasting diagnosis.

God s Perfect Child

God s Perfect Child
Author: Caroline Fraser
Pages: 565
ISBN: 9780805044317
Available:
Release: 2000-08
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the growth of the Christian Science Church from its foundation by Mary Baker Eddy; explains its philosophy towards sickness, medical care, and death; and discusses the legal controversies surrounding the church.

When She Returned

When She Returned
Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 298
ISBN: 1542092922
Available:
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One woman's reappearance throws her family into turmoil, exposing dark secrets and the hidden, often devastating truth of family relationships. Kate Bennett vanished from a parking lot eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and young daughter. When she shows up at a Montana gas station, clutching an infant and screaming for help, investigators believe she may have been abducted by a cult. Kate's return flips her family's world upside down--her husband is remarried, and her daughter barely remembers her. Kate herself doesn't look or act like she did before. While the family tries to help Kate reintegrate into society, they discover truths they've been hiding from each other about their own relationships. But they aren't the only ones with secrets. As the family unravels what happened to Kate, a series of shocking revelations shows that Kate's return is more sinister than any of them could have imagined.

Happy Feet

Happy Feet
Author: Anonim
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0929385888
Available:
Release: 1996-12
Editor: Light Technology Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Let the educational and whimsical illustrations teach you and your child how to do foot reflexology. This wonderful healing tool can eliminate headaches, flu, colds, sinus problems, earaches, stomachaches, sore throats, and more.

The Best of Friends

The Best of Friends
Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 284
ISBN: 1542022142
Available:
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An unthinkable tragedy forever changes a group of teens and turns family against family in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that begs to be read in one sitting. Best friends Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani endure every parent's nightmare when a tragic accident befalls their teenage boys, leaving one dead, another in a coma, and a third too traumatized to speak. Reeling from the worst night of their lives, the three mothers plunge into a desperate investigation of the bizarre incident. How could something so horrible happen in their wealthy Southern California suburb? They soon discover that the accident was just the beginning, and troubling discoveries lead to chilling questions: Do they really know their children? Do they even know each other? As more secrets surface, a fog of doubt and suspicion threatens to poison their families, their friendships, and the whole community. With the illusion of happiness and safety long gone, these women must now confront the hazards of heartbreak, the consequences of jealousy, and the dangers of living double lives.

My Perfect Child Is Dyslexic

My Perfect Child Is Dyslexic
Author: Karen Thomson
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1742841112
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Bookpal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'My Perfect Child is Dyslexic' tells the story of Alexander's journey through school to high school graduation. It documents the identification of a learning difficulty, the diagnosis of dyslexia and some of the challenges he faced in and out of the classroom. Insights gained by his parents as they helped Alexander navigate the education system, manage his dyslexia and develop successful socialisation skills are also shared in the hope they can help other parents on a similar path.

The Complete Book of International Adoption

The Complete Book of International Adoption
Author: Dawn Davenport
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307483188
Available:
Release: 2008-12-10
Editor: Harmony
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The go-to guide for everything you want to know about international adoption From the initial decision—Is adoption right for you?—through returning home with your child—How can you ease the transition?—The Complete Book of International Adoption takes parents step by step through the entire process of adopting a child from another country. You will find: • An easy-to-understand analysis of the differences between domestic and international adoption • Advice on choosing a country, including 25 important factors to consider, such as the waiting times involved and the estimated costs for each of the top placing countries, with charts for easy comparison • A detailed discussion of the potential health issues based on the latest research and interviews with doctors who specialize in international adoption • Worksheets and a suggested system for preparing and organizing the extensive paperwork involved • Parenting tips to enhance attachment and suggestions for addressing the issues that come up in raising an internationally adopted child • Real parents’ stories and advice at every stage of the process • Plus all of the information you need to select your agency, plan financially, prepare for the home study, travel sensibly, evaluate your child’s health and integrate your new family More than just provide the facts, The Complete Book of International Adoption also helps parents manage the emotional rollercoaster that comes with the territory. Sensitive, wise, and often witty, this book is a must-have for any parent considering building their family through adoption.

The Golden Child

The Golden Child
Author: Wendy James
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781510737938
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beth Mahony is a stay-at-home mother of two daughters, Lucy and Charlotte. She’s also a blogger, whose alter ego, Lizzie, paints a picture of a busy, happy life. Originally from Australia, Beth and her family have lived in New Jersey for ten years. When an opportunity to relocate to Australia arises, the Mahonys decide to return to their native country. The move comes at the perfect time: Charlotte, the youngest daughter, has been accused of being the ringleader of a clique of girls whose dangerous initiation rites leave a child in hospital. In Newcastle, Lucy and Charlotte attend a prestigious all-girls school, and Beth and her husband gradually settle into their new life. The almost immediately popular Charlotte is thrust back into the spotlight when she is blamed for bullying a classmate to the point of suicide. With Charlotte refusing to take the blame, the bullied child’s parents seeking retribution, and her husband and mother-in-law doubting Charlotte’s innocence, Beth is forced to examine her children's actions critically—at a heartbreaking cost. The Golden Child tells the story of two families’ heartbreaking realization that there are no guarantees when it comes to parenting. The novel grapples with modern-day specters of selfies, selfishness, and cyber bullying to expose the complex anxieties of the female psyche.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Drama of the Gifted Child
Author: Alice Miller
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780786743612
Available:
Release: 2008-12-15
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb.... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

How to Ruin the Perfect Child

How to Ruin the Perfect Child
Author: Antonio Le Mons
Pages: 218
ISBN: STANFORD:36105113079193
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Writers Club Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

What can happen when successful, well-respected people come face-to-face with themselves is mind boggling! Twins Maximillian and Montgomery Hamilton are born into wealth, power, and all the expectations that go with being heir to influence and money. After a rebellious Montgomery defects for an "alternative" lifestyle, Aprielle, the powerful, no- nonsense cosmetic giant, is more determined than ever to groom Maximillian, her remaining son, to successfully carry on the Hamilton legacy. Maximillian's eventual rebellion affects both him and the Hamilton family in an unexpected and devastating way.

The Search for the Perfect Child

The Search for the Perfect Child
Author: Jan Fearnley
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1406306010
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Walker Books Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Where is the perfect child? A humorous, roundabout search leads back to the reader. Full color.