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 : Concepts in Male Health Concepts in Male Health: Perspectives Across the Lifespan offers a practical approach to understanding the health of males of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, cultures, ages, and orientations. Each chapter of this book comprehensively reviews an important dimension of male health and examines the contributing historical, epidemiological,??psychosocial, cultural-ethical, legal, political, and economic influences. The diverse range of topics allows for complete coverage ranging from body structures??and sexuality to aggression and occupational health. ??The book contains the most recent research and evidence-based science and addresses issues in male health throughout the lifespan in an easy-to-understand format. ??Learning objectives are presented in an accessible format and reflect real life situations. Review questions provided at the end of each chapter address health-specific content included in the chapter and span both the scope and the breadth of the information. This book is ideal for programs in health education, public health, community health nursing, gender studies, and other health sciences.
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 : 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 : 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 : It isn't too late to recoup! Today, with investments worth only a fraction of what they were a year ago, people need to be smarter about their finances. This book is here to level the playing field, explaining the games that are played, and the details that can confuse anyone when they depend on the false assumptions the money people are encouraging them to believe. ?How banks and credit card companies profit from their customers ?Your 401(k) and retirement plans - not all nest eggs are created equal ?Buying and selling a home - the Mortgage Meltdown 101 ?Health care, college tuition, car purchase and maintenance, and life insurance - and a lot of fine print to read!
Description : Expert advice for those raising their little blue bundles of joy to toddling boys. Topics covered include: - Boys' hygiene and health questions - How boys develop - Boys' toys, both fun and educational - Disciplining and setting limits - And more