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See below for a selection of the latest books from Family & relationships category. Presented with a red border are the Family & relationships books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Family & relationships books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldy, and Break Through Barriers

A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldy, and Break Through Barriers

Author: Sari Solden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

Live boldly as a woman with ADHD! This radical guide will show you how to cultivate your individual strengths, honour your neurodiversity, and learn to communicate with confidence and clarity. If you are a woman with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you've probably known-all your life-that you're different. As girls, we learn which behaviours, thinking, learning and working styles are preferred, which are accepted and tolerated and which are frowned upon. These preferences are communicated in innumerable ways-from media and books to our first-grade classroom to conversations with our classmates and parents. Over the course of a lifetime, women with ADHD learn through various channels that the way they think, work, speak, relate, and act does not match up with the preferred way of being in the world. In short, they learn that difference is bad. And, since these women know that they are different, they learn that they are bad. It's time for a change. A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD is the first guided workbook for women with ADHD designed to break the cycle of negative self-talk and shame-based narratives that stem from the common and limiting belief that brain differences are character flaws. In this unique guide, you'll find a ground-breaking approach that blends traditional ADHD treatment with contemporary treatment methods, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help you untangle yourself from the beliefs that have kept you from reaching your potential in life. If you're ready to develop a strong, bold, and confident sense of self, embrace your unique brain-based differences, and cultivate your individual strengths, this step-by-step workbook will help guide the way.

You're the Only One I Can Tell Inside the Language of Women's Friendships

You're the Only One I Can Tell Inside the Language of Women's Friendships

Author: Deborah Tannen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

A Washington Post Notable Book of 2017. Deborah Tannen's bestselling You Just Don't Understand: Conversations Between Women and Men made us aware of the deep and subtle meanings behind the words we say. She has since explored the way we talk at work, in arguments, to our mothers and our daughters. Now she turns to that most intense, precious and potential minefield: women's friendships. Best friend, old friend, good friend, new friend, neighbour, fellow mother at the school gate, workplace confidante: women's friendships are crucial. A friend can be like a sister, daughter, mother, mentor, therapist or confessor. She can also be the source of pain and betrayal. From casual chatting to intimate confiding, from talking about problems to sharing funny stories, there are patterns of communication and miscommunication that affect friendships. Tannen shows how even the best of friends - with the best intentions - can say the wrong thing, how the ways women friends talk can bring friends closer or pull them apart, but also how words can repair the damage done by words. She explains the power of women friends who show empathy and can just listen; how women use talk to connect - and to subtly compete; how fears of rejection can haunt friendships; how social media is reshaping relationships. Exploring what it means to be friends, helping us hear what we are really saying, understanding how we connect to other people; this illuminating and validating book gets inside the language of one of most women's life essentials - female friendships.

Surrounded by Idiots The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be Understood)

Surrounded by Idiots The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be Understood)

Author: Thomas Erikson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Do you ever think you're the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague's abrasive manner get your back up? You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was `surrounded by idiots', communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people. Originally published in Swedish in 2014 as Omgiven Av Idioter, Erikon's Surrounded by Idiots is already an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with - in and out of the office - based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information. Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication and advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or indeed shut up. Packed with `aha!' and `oh no!' moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and influence those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension. And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn't you!

The Art of Being Single Live a Life You Love

The Art of Being Single Live a Life You Love

Author: Candi Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Reasons for being single: The only person you have to please is yourself You have so much more spare time for adventuring and discovering new hobbies You don't have to have serious `life' conversations with anyone but yourself You can make your home look exactly how you want it to look You can do whatever, whenever you want So why isn't everyone single?! Celebrating the freedom and fun of solo living, this book is brimming with inspiration, ideas and practical advice. From going on date nights with yourself and making the most of living the way you choose, to keeping on top of finances and learning to leave loneliness at the front door, The Art of Being Single is your one-stop guide to living a life you love.

Families in Context An Introduction

Families in Context An Introduction

Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman and Teresa M. Cooney's Families in Context introduces foundational ideas and concepts about families and applies them to issues and events relevant to today's college student population. This comprehensive but concise paperback-written in clear, student-friendly language-fills the following needs not being met by existing texts: * The text is structured consistently, featuring an overarching framework that combines family systems theory and ecological systems theory. This approach bridges both micro- and macro-perspectives on families. * Each chapter places families squarely within their respective environments-their neighborhood, community, and national context-and provides conceptual linkages between the different aspects of family life. * Diversity is integrated into each chapter. * The text's emphasis on social context allows the exploration of families in at least three ways: (1) how individuals live out their intimate experiences within families and communities; (2) the impact of family groups on their neighborhoods and communities, and vice versa; and (3) the ways in which the larger social contexts influence families within different class levels and racial groups. * The book's brevity and reasonable price allow ample time for instructors to easily supplement their courses with additional materials. Each chapter opens with a Did You Know? box, detailing ideas related to chapter content and preparing students for the chapter's topics. Similarly, a box entitled Things to Think About offers questions, definitions, or comments intended to provoke students' critical thinking. The text provides a hands-on approach by featuring critical-thinking activities at the end of each chapter, enabling students to apply learned concepts and principles. Finally, additional readings and a glossary of relevant theoretical concepts are provided. A comprehensive electronic Instructor's Manual/Testing Program accompanies the text-as well as a dedicated Website. In addition, an Interactive Student Study Guide is available.

Education a la Carte Choosing the Best Schooling Options for Your Child

Education a la Carte Choosing the Best Schooling Options for Your Child

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Every parent wants the best possible education for their child--one that fits their child's unique needs, challenges them to grow, and equips them to succeed. But there are so many options--public, private, and charter schools, plus homeschooling and online schooling--that it's easy for parents to feel overwhelmed and, well, undereducated about the choices. What's more, while one schooling option may be right for one child, it may be challenging for another. And sometimes the same child will thrive in one environment in elementary school but falter in that same environment in middle school. What's a parent to do? Parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman can help. In this practical book, he clearly explains the pros and cons of various schooling options so that parents can make an informed choice about the kind of education that will help their child thrive. He shows parents how to stay involved and engaged with their child's education every step of the way, knowing that the choices they make about school now will reverberate long into that child's future.

On Marriage and Family Life

On Marriage and Family Life

Author: Saint Chrysostom John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

Inspired by the epistles of St Paul, St John has many things to say to Christian couples and families.

Being the Strong Man a Women Wants Timeless wisdom on being a man

Being the Strong Man a Women Wants Timeless wisdom on being a man

Author: Elliott Katz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

Emotionally Unstable Growing Up Without My Daddy

Emotionally Unstable Growing Up Without My Daddy

Author: La Cherie Armour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019