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?

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.

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.

5 Days to a Perfect Night s Sleep for Your Child

5 Days to a Perfect Night s Sleep for Your Child
Author: Eduard Estivill
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780307757999
Available:
Release: 2010-11-24
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An international phenomenon now available in America for the first time, this quick, no-nonsense guide is all you need to get your child to sleep through the night (pillow not included). These days, most books on improving your child’s sleep take either a tough-love approach (ignore crying) or a soothing strategy (offer continuous comfort). But now an internationally renowned sleep expert provides a middle-ground method that will have your child sleeping through the night at any age. Dr. Eduard Estivill’s no-fail technique focuses on a mixture of authority, ritual, and reward. Parents can end negative cycles of resistance and wakefulness and feel as rested as their child will by following these expert tips: • Adopt a firm and confident attitude (your child will pick up on your mood). • Use meals as a cue to announce your child’s next nap or nighttime sleep. • Incorporate appropriate elements (such as a stuffed animal or a pacifier) at bedtime so your child will not rely on you as a vital part of the sleep process. • Reinforce the contrast between light (day) and dark (night). • Never punish children by making them go to bed (it sends the wrong message about sleep time). • Learn what to say before—and after—the light is turned off. Complete with special techniques to use with newborns, plus an invaluable question-and-answer section that addresses specific concerns (children sleeping in their parents’ bed, how divorced parents can work together, special-needs children), this sanity-saving guide promises sweet dreams for all.

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.

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: en

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.

How Not to Raise a Perfect Child

How Not to Raise a Perfect Child
Author: Libby Purves
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0340751371
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A perfect child: * Dresses neatly and practises the violin before breakfast * Comes top of the class and is captain of everything * Is unfailingly obedient and sweet-tempered * Is a perfect credit to its perfect mother A real child: * Prefers shoelaces undone and mismatched socks * Shouts 'Bum!' at Granny * Turns breakfast and bedtime into a battleground * Is the normal offspring of imperfect parents With affectionate lack of illusion and a refreshing honesty about her own shortcomings, Libby Purves examines the pleasures and pitfalls of raising children from three to eight years old. Playgroup, starting school, rude words, pets - all these topics are tackled with frank good humour and down-to-earth advice. Best of all is her reassuring reminder that there is no such thing as a perfect child.

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.

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:

A feminist critique of bioethics and attitudes toward reproductive technologies.

Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child

Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child
Author: Boris Vujicic
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781601428356
Available:
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: WaterBrook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Your guide to giving your child with special needs love, roots, & wings "You may lack limbs, but don't let that define what you can or can't do." That's the life-changing advice Boris Vujicic spoke to his son, Nick, who was born without arms or legs. With the help of his parents, Nick has become an internationally known inspirational speaker, a best-selling author, the founder of the nonprofit organization Life Without Limbs and, most importantly, a loving and responsible husband and father himself. But Nick's journey didn't start there. Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child is the inspiring, powerfully transparent story of how two unprepared and overwhelmed parents--Boris and Dushka Vujicic--overcame their grief, fears, and badly shaken faith to raise such an accomplished, faith-filled, and perfectly imperfect son. Through their stories, Boris offers practical advice and encouragement for all parents facing a "new normal" when raising a child with special needs or unique challenges. With tenderness, he addresses the spiritual, emotional, and financial challenges, and offers insights on how to equip a child for happiness and success in life. "I highly recommend Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child to anyone who has questions about bringing up a special-needs son or daughter." --Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center "A profoundly moving, triumphant testimony to what it means to be an extraordinary parent." --Robin Berman, MD, author of Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid
Author: Gina Gallagher,Patricia Konjoian
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307587497
Available:
Release: 2010-08-03
Editor: Harmony
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AUTHORS’ DISCLAIMER: We are not in any way experts on parenting children with disabilities. Our goal is simply to share strategies that have worked for each of us in the event it may help those in a similar situation. If you’re different from us (i.e., you are bright or of the perfect persuasion), we advise you not to try the following at home. On a “perfection-preoccupied planet,” sisters Gina and Patty dare to speak up about the frustrations, sadness, and stigmas they face as parents of children with disabilities (one with Asperger’s syndrome, the other with bipolar disorder). This refreshingly frank book, which will alternately make you want to tear your hair out and laugh your head off, should be required reading for parents of disabled children. Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid provides wise and funny advice about how to: • Find a support group—either online or in your community • Ensure that your child gets the right in-school support • Deal with people—be they friends, family members, or strangers—who say or do insensitive things to you or your child • Find fun, safe, and inclusive extracurricular activities for your child • Battle your own grief and seek professional help if you need it • Keep the rest of the family intact in moments of crisis

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.

The Perfect Parent

The  Perfect  Parent
Author: Roma Khetarpal
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781626341043
Available:
Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get ready for a parenting makeover! If you’re a parent today, you face extreme pressure to get everything exactly “right”—a pursuit of perfection that probably makes parenting feel hard. It encourages you to worry about whether you’re doing a good enough job, and to wonder if your kids will turn out okay. In The “Perfect” Parent, Roma Khetarpal puts all of that agony to rest. She explains that the key to a fulfilling parenting experience is to stop chasing an ideal and instead use your inner perfection to nurture a strong, communicative connection with your children—which will lead them to be happy, think positive, and do good. Drawing from the fields of personal growth and emotional intelligence and distilling cutting-edge scientific research, Khetarpal leads you through five communication tools designed to help parents strengthen their bond with their kids and handle the doubt, guilt, worry, and fear that often accompany the challenges of raising children. Along the way, she shares helpful, humorous real-life stories taken from the popular parenting classes she’s taught for years, as well as easy-to-remember exercises—such as “Dealing with the Feeling” and “Take Five”—for use in common family situations. With this short, useful, and enjoyable guide, you will be equipped with the simple tools you need to build a relationship with your kids that lasts a lifetime. Includes a “Perfect’ parent toolbox!

Fuck Portion Control

Fuck Portion Control
Author: Nathan Guy Hatch
Pages: 329
ISBN: 069208360X
Available:
Release: 2018-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No more starvation, fasting, or exhaustion and struggling to stay healthy and look good. Learn how to work with your own physiology to achieve real and lasting health. This book is an autobiographical journey through devastating illness and return to health which resulted in unique and unmatched insights into the workings of the human body, the origins of disease, and real and accessible solutions to the health problems which plague our modern societies.

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.

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.

The Perfect Muslim Child

The Perfect Muslim Child
Author: Nargis Naqvi
Pages: 128
ISBN: 153097819X
Available:
Release: 2016-06-03
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raising a child as a Muslim is getting harder in today's fast changing world. Whether you live in the West or in a Muslim country, concerned parents are struggling to create that balanced child that can be perfect for this world and the hereafter. After all, if God created us, has He not done so perfectly? Learn from an experienced mother of three teenagers and a youth mentor the steps needed to create that Perfect Muslim Child. A child you will be happy with and inshallah God will be happy with. Discover different methods required for each age group and how to balance yourself and your child during challenging moments. This book is an easy and contemporary read for anyone who wants to get started to correct themselves in their parenting or to start parenting before they are deep into it. Written primarily with a Muslim audience in mind, this book could help any parent with several techniques that they might have missed out on.