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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!

Mother Hunger

Mother Hunger

Author: Kelly McDaniel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2021

Trauma counsellor Kelly McDaniel helps women break the cycle of destructive behaviour by taking a hard look at childhood trauma and its lasting impact. An insatiable need for love. Periods of overeating or starving. A pattern of unstable and painful relationships. Trauma counsellor Kelly McDaniel has seen these traits over and over in clients who are hurting themselves with cycles of harmful behaviours - and are unable to stop. Many of us find ourselves stuck in unhealthy habits simply because we don't see a better way out. In Mother Hunger, Kelly destigmatizes the shame that comes with being under-mothered and offers a path to healing, with powerful tools including therapeutic interventions and lifestyle changes to help establish boundaries and have healthy relationships. The constant search for mother love is heart breaking and shame-producing, but it can be largely solved by understanding what we are missing. Mother Hunger demystifies the search for love and provides the compass that each woman needs to end the struggle.

Letter to My Son

Letter to My Son

Author: Felix Cheong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2021

Every boy goes through several rites of passage as he grows up to become a man. He learns from siblings, peers, teachers and other adults. But perhaps no one has as much influence over him as his parents. This is not surprising as they look after their son from a young age and build bonds of trust and love. In this collection edited by award-winning author Felix Cheong, parents (both fathers and mothers) write letters to their sons about the different roles they will go through as son, brother, husband and father. Here are life lessons about etiquette, manners, school life, courtship, marriage, work, responsibilities and everything else you can think of in-between. These mini-essays will show you, through the eyes of writers from all walks of life, the trial and trails of bringing up boys.

Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter

Author: Theresa Tan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2021

They say little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. That innocent baby in the cot will one day become a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter-in-law. A girl's first-and sometimes final-teacher is her mother. From first steps to first kiss, marriage to motherhood, mothers are the coach and counsellor in every girl's life. In this collection curated by veteran editor and writer Theresa Tan, mothers write letters to their daughters who may one day become mothers themselves. At times hilarious, mostly brutally honest, these are no-holds-barred, one-sided conversations between moms and their girls: values to impart, mistakes to learn from, wisdom to pass on, confessions to make, gratitude to express. These letters will make you laugh, weep and hug your child. Includes notes on lipstick and taking care of your body; how to survive marriage (and divorce); stupid things never to do; making hard decisions; living life with passion; raising children and caring for aging parents; carrying on family traditions; focusing on what truly matters in life. Contributors include: Adlena Oh-Wong, Amy Poon, Ng Choong San, Cynthia Chew, Dawn Lee, Dawn Sim, Janet Goh, Jennifer Heng, Jenny Wee, Kalthum Ahmad, Karen Tan, Landy Chua-Moosa, Loretta Urquhart, Paige Parker, Petrina Kow, Sangeeta Mulchand, Shaan Moledina-Lim, Chiong Xiao Ting, Lin Xiuzhen, Yen Chua and Zalina Gazali

What Kind of Woman

What Kind of Woman

Author: Kate Baer Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller A Goop Book Club Pick A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today, and the many roles we play - mother, partner, and friend. 'When life throws you a bag of sorrow, hold out your hands/Little by little, mountains are climbed.' So ends Kate Baer's remarkable poem 'Things My Girlfriends Teach Me.' In 'Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels' she challenges her reader to consider their grandmother's cake, the taste of the sea, the cool swill of freedom. In her poem 'Deliverance' about her son's birth she writes 'What is the word for when the light leaves the body?/What is the word for when it/at last, returns?' Through poems that are as unforgettably beautiful as they are accessible, Kate Bear proves herself to truly be an exemplary voice in modern poetry. Her words make women feel seen in their own bodies, in their own marriages, and in their own lives. Her poems are those you share with your mother, your daughter, your sister, and your friends.

Surviving Adolescence

Surviving Adolescence

Author: Michael B. Gilbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2021

Surviving Adolescence was written because the most trying times in a child's life are during pre-teen and teen years. Most parents and teachers may be ill equipped to deal effectively with adolescents. They are not prepared for the remarkable changes that occur. The remarkable physical changes are most noticeable, but the intellectual, social and emotional changes can confound us. The book follows the roller coaster ride all can experience: Ratcheting Up, the First Drop, Loop-de-Loop, Climbing, the Steep Drop, In the Tunnel, Into the Daylight, and Leveling Off. The ideas cover preparing for adolescence, the reality of confronting puberty, the family unit, and how to help teens confront a new social environment, including cyberspace. Additional areas are recognizing the need for productive activities, discussing burgeoning sexual issues, bullying and substance abuse. Suggestions for communicating effectively and taking care of yourself are included, too. While the book is designed for a broad audience, each chapter concludes with educational considerations.

Sibling Survival Guide

Sibling Survival Guide

Author: Don Meyer, Emily Holl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2021

Complete Guide to Managing Your Parents' Finances When They Cannot

Complete Guide to Managing Your Parents' Finances When They Cannot

Author: Bill Swan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2021

Penny Baps

Penny Baps

Author: Kevin Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2021

'He won't tell Dan about the trees yet. In the spring maybe, when he knows if they're living or dead. Cahir is the right man for a secret. The great secrets of the world are best kept by fat boys and girls. Fat boys like Cahir with no shortage of capacity or cover or practice, the ones who've been hoarding for years, building heft in the quiet when backs were turned.' Cahir and Dan grew up on Inishowen, in north Donegal. It is their last year at home together. When his brother leaves, Cahir will be left behind, but he has plans too. Cahir plants trees outside the town, on a scrap of ground belonging to their mother. In a world full of badness, he wants to do something good. It is a secret, even from Dan. Dan works full time at the supermarket, content where he is. He has taken a year out before university and is messaging Lydia. If it works out with her, he might stay longer. But the land doesn't belong to Cahir or to Dan. It has been sold to Lydia's brother and when Lydia finds Cahir tending the trees, on ground that isn't his, things spiral out of Cahir's control, threatening everything he has worked for.

A Bleary-Eyed Stranger

A Bleary-Eyed Stranger

Author: Raven Ruthe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2021

The Uncontrollable Child

The Uncontrollable Child

Author: Matis Miller, Judith S., Ph.D. Beck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

Evidence-based skills, insight, and methods drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you gain a greater understanding of your child's behavior, parent them with compassion and confidence, and restore peace to your home. Is your child extremely irritable most of the time? Do they have difficulty interpreting social cues? Are they impulsive and prone to outbursts or explosive rages? Parenting a child who has emotional dysregulation can be a bumpy ride. You've probably received advice-some of it unsolicited-from friends, teachers, and family members. But strategies and techniques that work for other kids are usually ineffective when it comes to your unique child, and can even lead to more stress for everyone in your family. The Uncontrollable Child is here to help. Written for parents of children with emotion dysregulation disorders, including disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), The Uncontrollable Child is a lifeline. It contains a powerful set of skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-including mindfulness, validation, limit-setting, and behavior-shaping-to help you better understand your child and their behavior, and successfully find balance between acceptance and change, flexibility and consistency, and limits and love. As a parent, you want the very best for your child, but if you have a child with explosive emotions, you need extra help. Let this book guide you toward creating a nurturing, healthy, and loving environment in which your whole family can thrive.

Strengthen Your Marriage

Strengthen Your Marriage

Author: Les Parrott, Leslie Parrott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

Bestselling authors and trusted relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you strengthen and enhance your unique marriage with the perfect companion to your SYMBIS+ Assessment Report. The SYMBIS+ Assessment is a powerful and personalized marriage insight tool that covers seventeen key areas in your marriage, including wellbeing, social support, finances, personality, sex, communication, conflict, spirituality, time styles, and more. Whether you are debriefing your SYMBIS+ Report one-on-one with your certified Facilitator or in a small group or class, this guidebook is an ideal companion to SYMBIS+. Each chapter perfectly correlates to a page of your personal report--and gives you fun and practical steps toward making a bad marriage better or a good marriage great. Chock-full of real-life action steps, no-guilt exercises, and engaging discussion starters, this book will show you how to: Utilize the strengths you and your spouse bring to your marriage Navigate your hot-button issues Cultivate deeper intimacy and lifelong passion Kick financial worries to the curb Engage in heartfelt and meaningful conversations Whether you have already debriefed your SYMBIS+ Report with a certified SYMBIS Facilitator, or you are about to, don't miss out on what Strengthen Your Marriage will do for your relationship. You can find a SYMBIS+ Facilitator and your own SYMBIS+ Report to accompany this book at SYMBIS.com.

The Life I was Meant to Live

The Life I was Meant to Live

Author: Julien Sandrel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

'A charming and heart-warming read that will warm your cockles this winter' Heat Thirty-nine-year-old Romane is a doctor and hypochondriac. Her usually uneventful life changes when one of her patients insists that she saw Romane coming out of a hospital in Marseille, looking very ill. But Romane is perfectly healthy and has never stepped foot in Marseille. So who did her patient see? Romane sets off for the south of France, determined to uncover the mystery of her lookalike. Her investigation leads her to Juliette, a bookseller in Avignon. When the two women meet it soon becomes clear they are twins. But how is it possible that neither of them knew of each other's existence? What secrets have their families been keeping? On their search for the truth the two sisters embark on an astonishing journey filled with both pain and joy... Sandrel's first novel, The Book of Wonders, was a global bestseller. It has been translated into 26 languages and will be adapted for the big screen. His second novel is a deeply moving and inspiring story about the quest for happiness and a second chance at life. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF WONDERS 'A sweet and heartfelt read' Heat 'Will make you rethink your priorities in life' Sunday Post 'Heart-warming and tear-jerking' Irish Examiner