Description : A positive look at parenting sons. Here's a hands-on parenting guide that takes readers from the birth of their sons to the day they head off to college. In warm, wise words, the husband-and-wife team who are parents of two sons themselves, explore all that is different and the same, precious and at times irritating, about the boys in their lives. ? Written by parents of a pair of teenage boys ? Offers a unique, positive perspective ? Full of practical parenting tips ? Topics covered include school, discipline, puberty, bullies, girls and much more
Description : A positive look at parenting daughters. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Girls is a hands-on parenting guide that takes readers from birth into womanhood. In warm, wise words, the authors explore all that is sugar and spice, precious and at times frightening, about the girls in their lives. *A hopeful, positive focus for parents concerned about issues raised in books like Queen Bees and Wannabees, Odd Girl Out, Reviving Ophelia, and See Jane Hit *Solid parenting advice for every stage *Follows on the success of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Boys *Author team includes a pediatrician, teacher, and health writer, all of whom have daughters themselves
Description : Simplifying a complex subject. Child psychology is required for college level psych and elementary education majors. It is a complex subject that can include developmental psychology, biology, sociological psychology, and various schools of theory and therapies. The only sources of information about this complex subject are long, expensive textbooks. Until now. This, the first trade book to give a detailed, easy to understand explanation of the subject. ? Age-by-age discussion of the psychological development of children.
Description : Each year, hundreds of thousands of people who did not finish high school study to take the battery of GED examinations. A GED diploma opens up a new level of career, education, and compensation opportunities for them. This crash course helps them get up to speed quickly on the five major subject areas they will be tested on, and gives them test-taking practice and hints. The easy-to-use Complete Idiot's Guide® format distills the information to its simplest and makes it easy to grasp and remember the essential concepts and facts readers must know to pass the GED tests. Subjects covered include: ·Language Arts-Writing: Sentences; parts of speech; grammar; punctuation; writing cohesive paragraphs; and planning, writing, and editing essays. ·Social Studies: U.S. history, government and civics, economics, world history, and geography. ·Science: Scientific method, health and environment, biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science. ·Language Arts-Reading: Fiction, poetry, drama, business writing, and nonfiction prose. ·Mathematics: Number sense, arithmetic, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability, and algebra functions. The book also includes a half-length practice test for each of the five subjects, as well as extensive in-chapter practice sets and answer keys. An introductory chapter covers test-taking hints and strategies.
Description : Covering everything from male hygiene and health issues to a boy's cognitive, social, and emotional development, a gender-specific guide for parents of a young boy furnishes practical information, advice, checklists, and suggestions that deal with the special care and issues of raising a young boy. Original.
Description : No butts about it! Because of increased interest in self-sufficient and sustainable living practices, people interested in having their own milk supply are turning to goats, which are easier to keep than cows. Whether for pets, milk, fiber, or even meat, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Goats provides everything a beginner needs to know about raising goats. ?According to the June 2007 issue of Better Nutrition magazine, goat's milk is gaining popularity in the United States because it is less allergenic and more easily digestible than cow's milk, and contains higher percentages of key nutrients ?Like raising chickens, raising goats ties directly into the sustainability and thrift movements
Description : Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Chickens', covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ? How to choose what to start with: chicks, pullets, or hens ? How best to feed and water ? Coverage of the most popular breeds ? Everything about eggs, including how to sell them
Description : Whether it's nachos or crock-pot kielbasa, a party, something quick for the kid's lunch, a romantic date night, or dinner-for-one, this guy-friendly cookbook features over 230 real-food recipes for everything from vegetables, pasta, and desserts, to leftovers, appetizers, and grilling. Instead of relying on shortcuts, canned food, or unhealthy processed ingredients, it pares down complex cooking instructions; explains basic cooking terms; figures in prep time and cook time; and allots larger portion sizes. Notes high salt or high cholesterol recipes ;Includes more than 230 recipes; Provides special tips, advice, and recipe construction for beginners, plus bigger portion sizes for hungry men.
Description : For fans of all ages! Here is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the World of Harry Potter explores all aspects of the wizarding world and explains factually in terms of their relationship to historical, literary, religious, scientific, or mythological roots. ?In-depth information on the facts behind all seven books in the Harry Potter series ?Covers all the relevant influences for the Harry Potter series, from religion and mythology to science and literature. ?Can be read from cover to cover or used as a quick-reference guide