Child Care

100,000+ Baby Names

$13.99
The most helpful, complete, and yearly up-to-date name book

What's new about names? The new edition of 100,000+ Baby
Names by Bruce Lansky features the most up-to-date lists of names, trends, advice, and fascinating facts about names, including:
  • Hundreds of newly popular names and variations
  • The latest list of top 100 names for boys and girls
  • The latest naming trends: what's hot and what's not
  • The most rapidly rising and falling top 1,000 names
  • Updated lists of names to consider, including names of newly famous people and fictional characters
  • The most popular gender-neutral names and their rates of use (more for boys, more for girls, or 50/50)
  • New (and classic) celebrity baby names
  • And our list of names from around the world keeps growing! Here you'll find more than 100,000 names--complete with origins, meanings, variations, and famous namesakes. You'll find names from major linguistic and ethnic groups of origin, including English (19,000 names), Latin (11,000 names), Greek (11,000 names), American (11,000 names), Hebrew (9,000 names), Hispanic (9,000 names), French (8,000 names), Irish (7,000 names), and German (6,000 names)--plus thousands of Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Scandinavian, Polish, Native American, Hawaiian, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Australian/Aboriginal, African, and Hindi names. The list features unique spellings of popular names that are catching on, plus newly popular names and variations not listed in other books and websites.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780684039992
    Publication Date: 
    2006-03-01
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    8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids & Tweens

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    $19.95

    The 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids & Tweens is designed to be both useful and fun. There are quizzes, experiments, questions, and answers mixed in with games, puzzles, journaling challenges, and real-life stories that teach kids how to:

  • Tell the difference between rudeness, mean behavior, and bullying
  • Respond well when someone is bullying them
  • Stand up for someone else before, during, and after bullying
  • Have fun online and while texting without hurting others or putting themselves at risk
  • Keep a cool head and make good choices, even when they are upset
  • Pick fun, kind, trustworthy friends
  • Connect with helpful adults when necessary
  • Reach out to kids who bully, knowing that everyone has a story
  • Create awareness about the problem of bullying
  • Every part of this book is designed to teach kids what to do to bring an end to bullying, and to choose kindness whenever possible.
  • Organized around the groundbreaking principles of 8 Keys to End Bullying, the two-book 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Program for Kids & Tweens builds key social-emotional skills in readers ages 8-12, empowering them to cope with conflict and end bullying in their communities and schools. Younger kids can complete the activities with a parent or teacher's guidance, while older kids can complete the activities independently. These simple activities cultivate (1) assertiveness, emotion management, and friendship skills in kids vulnerable to bullying, (2) problem-solving skills for kids who witness bullying, and (3) empathy and kindness skills in kids who are likely to bully their peers. Books are available individually or as a set.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780393711806
    Publication Date: 
    2016-10-25
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    Awakened Family

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    $17.00
    FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "Parents . . . you will be wowed and awed by [Dr. Shefali]." --Oprah Winfrey

    As seen on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday,

    a radically transformative plan that shows parents how to raise children to be their best, truest selves, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent.


    What if...?

    What if I told you that you can put an end to all of your parenting struggles?

    That you can learn to parent without fear or anxiety?

    That you can end conflict with your children?

    That you can create close and connected relationships within your family?

    ...Would you accept this invitation to a revolution in parenting?

    We all have the capacity to raise children who are highly resilient and emotionally connected. However, many of us are unable to because we are blinded by modern misconceptions of parenting and our own inner limitations. In The Awakened Family, I show you how you can cultivate a relationship with your children so they can thrive; moreover, you can be transformed to a state of greater calm, compassion and wisdom as well.

    This book will take you on a journey to transcending your fears and illusions around parenting and help you become the parent you always wanted to be: fully present and conscious. It will arm you with practical, hands-on strategies and real-life examples from my experience as a parent and clinical psychologist that show the extraordinary power of being a conscious parent.

    Everyone in your family is ready to be awakened.

    Will you take this journey with me?

    --Shefali

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780399563973
    Publication Date: 
    2017-05-30
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    Baby's Handprint Kit and Journal with Sophie La Girafe

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    $24.95
    Sophie la girafe is back with an adorable journal and handprint kit, complete with nontoxic clay and a keepsake tin

    A newborn's first few months of life are filled with wonder, both for baby and for the lucky parents. Of course, new parents want to remember everything--from those tiny hands and feet and that first smile to baby's first steps. In Baby's Handprint Kit and Journal with Sophie la girafe, parents will find two unique mementos to keep for a lifetime.

    The clay handprint kit is easy to use and safe for baby. No baking or mixing is required. Just unwrap the dough, use the 61/2-inch tin to shape it into a circle, make an impression of baby's hands or feet (or both), and let it air-dry. The finished keepsake can be displayed or kept in its one-of-a-kind Sophie tin for years to come.

    The 96-page, full-color journal, Baby's Little Book of Firsts with Sophie la girafe, is filled with fun prompts for documenting baby's exciting "firsts" with Sophie and friends. Together, the kit and journal offer amazing value and make a thoughtful gift!
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781615193646
    Publication Date: 
    2017-03-07
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    Children's Medical Guide

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    $20.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780756633998
    Publication Date: 
    2008-06-01
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    Diaper Dude

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    $15.00
    Dude, you're a dad now!

    Picking up where From Dude to Dad left off, author and founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don't have to lose yourself when you become a father.

    Once again written in Pegula's everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines, the book is an easy-to-read resource for new dads, combining hard-won lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and practical advice from a dude who hasn't lost his identity (or his sanity).

    Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you'll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane.

    **Winner, Family Choice Award!
    **Winner, National Parenting Product Award!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780143110262
    Publication Date: 
    2017-05-09
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    Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

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    $15.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    A Time Top 10 Book of the Year - A San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year

    The author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a clear-eyed picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post-princess stage--high school through college--and reveals how they are negotiating it.

    A generation gap has emerged between parents and their girls. Even in this age of helicopter parenting, the mothers and fathers of tomorrow's women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics, and experts, renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities of girls' sex lives in the modern world.

    While the media has focused--often to sensational effect--on the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of rape on campus, in Girls and Sex Peggy Orenstein brings much more to the table. She examines the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young people's lives; what it means to be the "the perfect slut" and why many girls scorn virginity; the complicated terrain of hookup culture and the unfortunate realities surrounding assault. In Orenstein's hands these issues are never reduced to simplistic "truths;" rather, her powerful reporting opens up a dialogue on a potent, often silent, subtext of American life today--giving readers comprehensive and in-depth information with which to understand, and navigate, this complicated new world.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780062209740
    Publication Date: 
    2017-03-07
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    HOMESCHOOLING OPTION HOW TO DECIDE WHEN IT'S RIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY

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    $14.95
    Correcting misconceptions through profiles of diverse families, Rivero uncovers the changing and complex needs of children today. This book addresses the major questions parents are bound to have as they consider the homeschooling option: socialization, curriculum, special needs arrangements, resources, and more.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780230600683
    Publication Date: 
    2008-01-01
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    How Children Thrive

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    $16.95

    Discover the proven ways parents can help their children learn, overcome adversity, get along with others, and become independent--while you relax and enjoy being a parent

    How do children thrive? As a parent, you probably think about this all the time. You want your children to have happy, healthy, and meaningful lives--but what's the best way to support them? In How Children Thrive, developmental pediatrician and parent Dr. Mark Bertin provides a positive, simple, and empowering approach for raising children of all ages. Bringing together mindfulness, new science on brain development, and the messy reality of being a parent, Dr. Bertin has a created a breakthrough guide that will help children--and their parents--flourish.
    Research has shown that the key to raising resilient, kind, and independent children lies in executive function, our mental capacity to manage just about everything in life. "Despite its wonky, overly scientific name, there is nothing complicated about building executive function," Dr. Bertin writes. "It's actually a lot more straightforward and less anxiety-provoking than most of the parenting advice out there." Through concise, easily applied chapters, Dr. Bertin provides simple strategies for helping your children develop healthy EF while taking care of yourself and enjoying your family. Highlights include:

  • Mindfulness--how it directly builds EF and how to incorporate mindful practices for the whole family
  • The importance of free play, the science behind it, and how to encourage more of it
  • Technology--how much is too much? At what age is screen time OK? Help your kids have a healthy relationship with media.
  • Create simple routines that support independence around homework, nutrition, sleep, friendships, and more
  • Age-appropriate advice for toddlers, teens, and even your twenty-somethings
  • Limits and discipline: How to determine--and stick with--consequences for unwanted behavior
  • Understand markers for whether your child is developmentally on track or if extra support might be needed
  • Find the advice you need when you need it with short, independent chapters full of concrete practices
  • Bring more calm, ease, and joy to your parenting while taking care of yourself--even when family life gets chaotic
  • Give yourself permission to make mistakes and adapt along the way
  • "The pressure to be the perfect parent is overwhelming," writes Dr. Bertin, "but the truth is the job is too challenging and varied to ever be done to perfection." With compassion and reassurance, Dr. Bertin presents a relaxed, instinctual, and evidence-based approach to raising children who thrive.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781683640202
    Publication Date: 
    2018-05-01
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    Importance of Being Little

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    $17.00
    "Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important."
    --Washington Post

    "What kids need from grown-ups (but aren't getting)...an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play."
    --NPR.org

    The New York Times bestseller that provides a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child's eye view of the learning environment

    To a four-year-old watching bulldozers at a construction site or chasing butterflies in flight, the world is awash with promise. Little children come into the world hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about any matter. Yet in today's preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that too often undervalue a child's intelligence while overtaxing the child's growing brain. These mismatched expectations wreak havoc on the family: parents fear that if they choose the "wrong" program, their child won't get into the "right" college. But Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis says our fears are wildly misplaced. Our anxiety about preparing and safeguarding our children's future seems to have reached a fever pitch at a time when, ironically, science gives us more certainty than ever before that young children are exceptionally strong thinkers.
    In her pathbreaking book, Christakis explains what it's like to be a young child in America today, in a world designed by and for adults, where we have confused schooling with learning. She offers real-life solutions to real-life issues, with nuance and direction that takes us far beyond the usual prescriptions for fewer tests, more play. She looks at children's use of language, their artistic expressions, the way their imaginations grow, and how they build deep emotional bonds to stretch the boundaries of their small worlds. Rather than clutter their worlds with more and more stuff, sometimes the wisest course for us is to learn how to get out of their way.
    Christakis's message is energizing and reassuring: young children are inherently powerful, and they (and their parents) will flourish when we learn new ways of restoring the vital early learning environment to one that is best suited to the littlest learners. This bold and pragmatic challenge to the conventional wisdom peels back the mystery of childhood, revealing a place that's rich with possibility.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780143129981
    Publication Date: 
    2017-02-07
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