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  1. 7.6 hrs • Mar/21/2017 • Unabridged

    How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids tackles the last taboo subject of parenthood: the startling, white-hot fury that new (and not-so-new) mothers often have for their mates. After Jancee Dunn had her baby, she found that she was doing virtually all the household chores, even though she and her husband worked equal hours. She asked herself: How did I become the “expert” at changing a diaper?Many expectant parents spend weeks researching the best crib or safest car seat, but spend little if any time thinking about the titanic impact the baby will have on their marriage—and the way their marriage will affect their child. Enter Jancee, her well-meaning but blithely unhelpful husband, their daughter, and her boisterous extended family, who show us the ways in which outmoded family patterns and traditions thwart the overworked, overloaded parents of today. On the brink of marital Armageddon, Dunn plunges into the latest relationship research, solicits the counsel of the country’s most renowned couples’ and sex therapists, canvasses fellow parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator on how to effectively contain an “explosive situation.” Instead of having the same fights over and over, Dunn and her husband must figure out a way to resolve their larger issues and fix their family while there is still time. In an exhilarating twist, they work together to save the day, happily returning to the kind of peaceful life they previously thought was the sole province of couples without children. Inside each new parent’s household is not only a new baby, but a brand new relationship—one that also takes care and perspective to nurture and get right. Part memoir, part self-help book with actionable and achievable advice, How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids is an eye-opening look at how the man who got you into this position in this first place is the ally you didn’t know you had.

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    How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

    Read by Jancee Dunn
    7.6 hrs • Mar/21/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 2.8 hrs • Jan/30/2017 • Abridged

    First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes … Yikes! Of course pregnancy is thrilling, but it also poses enough challenges to test a saint. In addition to the excitement, there is pressure as you tally up the costs and cope with morning sickness, birth classes, and in-laws, not to mention cravings, celibacy, and a host of other surprises. Couples need to lighten the mood with a good laugh every once in a while. This audio guide on pregnanthood from a man’s perspective can provide that comic relief. Alan Thicke has collected his thoughts, along with salient advice and expert opinions, on the entire nine months in a diary of his recent pregnancy … Oh, yes, his wife was there too.

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    How Men Have Babies

    Read by Alan Thicke
    2.8 hrs • Jan/30/2017 • Abridged
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  3. 10.1 hrs • Oct/11/2016 • Unabridged

    Making time to talk with your son is one thing; knowing what to talk about is another.Every parent of a teenage boy knows there are certain conversations they must have with their son, but they often put them off—or worse, don’t have them at all—because they simply don’t know where to start. Written by Dr. Tim Hawkes, one of Australia’s top educators, Ten Conversations You Must Have with Your Son offers a practical, accessible, and invaluable way to get these discussions started.Dr. Hawkes provides parents with the essential information they need to negotiate their way through what can often be very difficult territory about the why, what, and how of ten key topics: love, identity, values, leadership, achievement, sex, money, health, living together, and resilience. Each topic has its own chapter and offers ideas about different ways for parents to share their own experiences and knowledge with their boys.Having been a headmaster for twenty-five years and an internationally recognized expert in the field of raising and educating boys, Dr. Hawkes is in a unique position to know what goes on inside the minds of teenage boys. He understands what they need to know to best prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities, challenges, and demands that life will make on them.Ten Conversations You Must Have with Your Son is a great guide for anyone needing help in preparing a son for adulthood.

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    Ten Conversations You Must Have with Your Son

    Read by Paul Heitsch
    10.1 hrs • Oct/11/2016 • Unabridged
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  4. 8.3 hrs • Oct/07/2016 • Unabridged

    In this New York Times bestseller, Tyrese Gibson, multiplatinum R&B singer and movie star, and Rev Run of Run-DMC and star of Run’s House, present a bold, honest, and uncensored look into the male mind.Tyrese and Rev are the unlikeliest of best friends—Rev is married with six kids, and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down. But after an unexpected argument in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese countered that you could bail when the sex went bad, the two decided not just to agree to disagree but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience.Manology will help you weed out the cheaters, manipulators, and pimps from the good men, and it will give you the tools to know if your man is the marrying kind. In “Manology after Dark,” the guys even give the lowdown on what men need in bed, before and after they put a ring on your finger. Some behavior can’t be changed, but as Tyrese and Rev share, it’s better to face the truth. With Rev’s hard-earned knowledge on how to make a marriage work, and Tyrese’s sometimes uncomfortable but always honest take on the single man’s mind-set, Manology is your one source to help you take control of your love life and truly understand your man.

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    Manology

    Read by Cary Hite
    8.3 hrs • Oct/07/2016 • Unabridged
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  5. 6.3 hrs • Oct/04/2016 • Unabridged

    This is a must-read guide for parents and grandparents who want to practically and successfully help their teenager navigate the ever-lengthening stage of adolescence, launching them into society with confidence, vision, and success.Zombies are not just found in horror books and movies. Sometimes they’re lying on your living room couch. These are undead adolescents whose psychological and social development have come to a screeching halt. Torn between their yearning for freedom and their fear of surviving the outside world, they have stalled in their maturity, motivation, and purpose in life, hijacked by feelings of helplessness and fear of responsibility. Parents often feel ill-equipped to love, support, and guide them—especially when they may be facing a midlife crisis of their own and battling some of the same issues in their own lives. Is it really possible to escape this “undead” state of being?In My Teenage Zombie, David L. Henderson explains the teenage zombie’s brain, heart, and spirit; how they got into this undead state; and how to resurrect them back to life. Using real case studies of families he has counseled, he describes both their physical and psychological characteristics and offers practical suggestions on how to deal with, and in many cases avoid, having an undead adolescent in your home.If you are the parent of an undead adolescent, there is hope for you and your child. Or maybe you have children who are not yet adolescents. It’s never too early to prepare for the challenges that await you. Either way, stay calm and start resurrecting zombies!

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    My Teenage Zombie

    Read by George Newbern
    6.3 hrs • Oct/04/2016 • Unabridged
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  6. 6.8 hrs • Aug/22/2016 • Unabridged

    Love and marriage are two of the greatest gifts life has to offer, yet too many marriages fail because couples don’t fully understand the five stages of relationships. Because most of us have had hurtful experiences in past relationships, often going back to childhood, we develop an inaccurate love map that causes us to get off track when the stresses of life increase.For more than forty years, Jed Diamond has been helping couples repair even the most damaged relationships and reweave the broken strands of marriage. In The Enlightened Marriage, Dr. Diamond will help you get through stage three—disillusionment, without losing your love,understand that when your partner says, “I love you, but I’m not in love with you anymore,” it is not the end, but the beginning of stage four—real lasting love,learn why healing childhood wounds is the greatest gift of love you can give and receive from your partner,recognize and address the midlife stresses of “manopause,” irritable male syndrome, and male-type depression, andfollow your calling in stage five to make a real difference in the world.

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    The Enlightened Marriage

    6.8 hrs • Aug/22/2016 • Unabridged
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  7. 6.5 hrs • Aug/09/2016 • Unabridged

    An invaluable guide for parents on late-talking children and their development.When children are late in hitting developmental milestones, parents worry. And no delay causes more parental anxiety than late talking, which is associated in many parents’ minds with such serious conditions as autism and severe intellectual disability. In fact, as children’s speech expert Stephen Camarata points out in this enlightening book, children are late in beginning to talk for a wide variety of reasons. For some children, late talking may be a symptom of other, more serious problems, however, for many it may simply be a stage with no long-term complications.Camarata describes in accessible language what science knows about the characteristics and causes of late talking. He explains that today’s greater awareness of autism, as well as the expanded definition of autism as a “spectrum” of symptoms, has increased the chances that a late-talking child will be diagnosed—or misdiagnosed—with autism. But, he reminds us, late talking is only one of a constellation of autism symptoms. Although all autistic children are late talkers, not all late-talking children are autistic. Camarata draws on more than twenty-five years of professional experience diagnosing and treating late talkers—and on his personal experience of being a late talker himself as well as having a late-talking son. Camarata offers parents valuable guidance on seeking treatment, advising them to get second and third opinions if necessary, and warning them against false diagnoses, unqualified practitioners, and ineffective therapies. He provides information that will help parents navigate the maze of doctors, speech therapists, early childhood services, and special education. He also describes the effect that late talking may have on children’s post-talking learning styles.

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    Late-Talking Children

    Read by Dana Hickox
    6.5 hrs • Aug/09/2016 • Unabridged
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  8. 8.6 hrs • May/31/2016 • Unabridged

    In this wise and informative parenting guide, Elaine Rose Glickman shows listeners how loving your kid enough to be the boss will result in happier, healthier, and much easier-to-be-around children.You’ve seen them—kids running wild through restaurants while the parents avert their gaze and order another cappuccino. You’ve heard them—kids telling their parents to “shut up” and “get me that.” You’ve met them—kids who dress inappropriately, roll their eyes, and never say “thank you.” Maybe one of those kids belongs to you.Combining incisive commentary with grounded, practical advice, Your Kid’s a Brat and It’s All Your Fault will have you recognizing and laughing at yourself, your fellow parents, and a culture that seems determined to turn our precious angels into not-so-precious brats. Divided into three sections—“Your Budding Brat” for toddlers and preschoolers, “Your Bratty Child” for grade-schoolers, and “Your Bratty Tween”—this book is packed with wisdom and tips culled from the trenches of child-rearing. Your Kid’s a Brat and It’s All Your Fault will help you grow adept at responding to specific misbehavior and will encourage and empower you to become the confident, respected parent you yearn to be.

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  9. 3.4 hrs • Apr/05/2016 • Unabridged

    Dr. Alex Schiller doles out hilarious yet profoundly wise dating advice in her new sex and dating manual, which will transform you into an exceptional individual capable of seducing everyone you meet.“My name is Dr. Alex Schiller and I never sleep alone. Unless I want to. Man or woman, rich or poor, teenage or elderly—NSA will transform you into the one that everyone wants.”For the past three years in New York City, Dr. Alex (not a real doctor) has been performing her hit comedy and dating show Never Sleep Alone to sold-out audiences, helping thousands of people from all over the world transform themselves and fulfill their sociosexual desires.Now, with her signature blend of outrageous humor and profound wisdom, the celebrated guru has created an interactive sex and dating guide that takes you on a fantastic journey of exciting new adventures, self-discovery, and transformation.With her nine NSA principles, her compulsively quotable NSA truths, and her interactive NSA challenges, Dr. Alex inspires us all to laugh at ourselves, to make real human connections, and most importantly, to Never Sleep Alone. Unless we want to.

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    Never Sleep Alone

    Read by Roslyn Hart
    3.4 hrs • Apr/05/2016 • Unabridged
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  10. 5.2 hrs • Apr/05/2016 • Unabridged

    The tools you need to master the toughest negotiations you’ll ever face—those with your kidsAs every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators. But how can we avoid those all-too-familiar wails, “That’s not fair!” and “You can’t make me!”? In The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting, journalist Paul Raeburn and game theorist Kevin Zollman pair up to highlight tactics from the worlds of economics and business that can help parents break the endless cycle of quarrels and ineffective solutions. They show that some of the same strategies successfully applied to big business deals and politics—such as the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Ultimatum Game—can be used to solve such titanic, age-old parenting problems as dividing up toys, putting down those screens, and sticking to a bedtime.Raeburn and Zollman open each chapter with a common parenting dilemma, such as determining who started a fight or who gets a bedtime story first. Then they show how carefully concocted schemes involving bargains and fair incentives can save the day. Through smart case studies of game theory in action, Raeburn and Zollman reveal how parents and children devise strategies, where those strategies go wrong, and what we can do to help raise happy and savvy kids while keeping the rest of the family happy too.Delightfully witty, refreshingly irreverent, and just a bit Machiavellian, The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting looks past the fads to offer advice you can put into action today.

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  11. 13.3 hrs • Mar/15/2016 • Unabridged

    Including real life stories, this newly revised third edition of the award-winning bestseller—voted one of the top twenty parenting books—provides parents with the most up-to-date research, effective discipline tips, and practical strategies for raising spirited children.Do you ever wonder why your child acts the way he or she does? Are you at a loss regarding your child’s emotional intelligence and how to prevent meltdowns? Do you find yourself getting frustrated and feeling like you’re at the end of your rope?You are not alone! Many parents are dealing with the same challenges.In Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition, parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D, offers ALL parents a glimpse into what makes their children behave the way they do. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, this invaluable guide offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling the toughest times. Dr. Kurcinka has devised a plan for success with a simple, four-step program that will help you discover the power of positive—rather than negative—labels, understand your child’s and your own temperamental traits, cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur, develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school, and many other situations. In this third revised edition, you will find: More practical strategies to help you manage your own intensity (keep your cool)Effective discipline tips—including how to win cooperation and establish clear expectations and limitsNew strategies for managing the meltdowns—including how to prevent them in the futureRevised tips for helping your spirited child fall asleep and stay asleepRevised tips for finding the school that “fits” your childIdeas for working with your child when he or she does not want to talk about emotionsSteps to teaching your child how to be “problem solvers,” work well with others, and be more flexible… and more!Including charts and quick tips for today’s time-challenged parents, this newly updated edition of Raising Your Spirited Child will help you foster a supportive, encouraging, and loving environment for your children.

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    Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition

    Read by Abby Craden
    13.3 hrs • Mar/15/2016 • Unabridged
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  12. 7.1 hrs • Feb/23/2016 • Unabridged

    When Hillary and Jeff Whittington posted a YouTube video chronicling their five-year-old son Ryland’s transition from girl to boy, they didn’t expect it to be greeted with such fervor. Beautiful and moving, the video documenting Hillary’s and Jeff’s love for their child instantly went viral and has been seen by more than seven million viewers since its posting in May 2014.Now for the first time, they tell their story in full, offering an emotional and moving account of their journey alongside their exceptional child. After they discovered their daughter Ryland was deaf at age one and needed cochlear implants, the Whittingtons spent nearly four years successfully teaching Ryland to speak. But once Ryland gained the power of speech, it was time for them to listen as Ryland insisted, “I am a boy!” And listen they did. After learning that forty-one percent of people who identify as transgender attempt to take their own lives, Hillary and her husband Jeff made it their mission to support their child—no matter what.From the earliest stages of deciphering Ryland through clothing choices to examining the difficult conversations that have marked every stage of Ryland’s transition, Hillary Whittington shares her experiences as a mother through it all, demonstrating both the resistance and support that their family has encountered as they try to erase the stigma surrounding the word “transgender.” In telling her family’s story, she hopes she can assist the world in accepting that even children as young as five can have profound and impactful things to say and share. What emerges is a powerful story of unconditional love, accepting others for who they are, and doing what’s right, regardless of whether those around you understand it.

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    Raising Ryland

    7.1 hrs • Feb/23/2016 • Unabridged
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  13. 6.1 hrs • Dec/01/2015 • Unabridged

    What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to transform personal, professional, and global conflicts, even when war is upon us.

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  14. 11.2 hrs • Nov/24/2015 • Unabridged

    “I told you, I’ll do it later.”“I forgot to turn in the stupid application.”“Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again.”“I can’t walk the dog—I have too much homework!”If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive skills—the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future—while making your relationship stronger.

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    Smart but Scattered Teens

    Read by Abby Craden
    11.2 hrs • Nov/24/2015 • Unabridged
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  15. 6.2 hrs • Nov/24/2015 • Unabridged

    From two leading experts in the field of child development, Dr. Ellen Braaten and Dr. Brian Willoughby, comes a difinitive guide to understanding how children process information and respond to the world around them.Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to “pick up the pace”? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done—whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called “processing speed,” and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, this crucial resource demystifies processing speed and shows how to help kids from ages five to eighteen catch up in this key area of development.Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient—while promoting your child’s social and emotional well-being.

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  16. 17.0 hrs • Nov/24/2015 • Unabridged

    The newest edition of a proven bestselling guide for anyone helping a child or youth manage their attention deficit hyperactivity disorderFrom distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information you need about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for six- to eighteen-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps youmake sense of your child’s symptoms,get an accurate diagnosis,work with school and health care professionals to get needed support,learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior,strengthen your child’s academic and social skills,use rewards and incentives effectively, andrestore harmony at home. Updated throughout with current research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts on ADHD medications and what causes or does not cause ADHD.

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    Taking Charge of ADHD

    Read by Abby Craden
    17.0 hrs • Nov/24/2015 • Unabridged
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