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Family & relationships

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!

Dad, Tell Me A Give & Get Back Book

Dad, Tell Me A Give & Get Back Book

Author: Elma van Vliet Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Dad, Tell Me is the only journal that prompts your father to share his experiences, dreams and wishes, asking him to record everything from his favourite band as a teenager and his childhood games to his proudest accomplishment and first memory of you. Give it to him as a gift, get it back as a chronicle of his life. The end result will be a deeply personal keepsake, one that helps you to remember what is really important in life: the people we love and the stories we share with one another. More than three million people worldwide have used Elma van Vliet's Tell Me books to tell their family's stories.

Second Thoughts On Being and Having a Second Child

Second Thoughts On Being and Having a Second Child

Author: Lynn Berger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Baby Book Moments and memories from your baby's first three years

Baby Book Moments and memories from your baby's first three years

Author: Quarto Generic Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2020

The perfect gift for all new parents! The Baby Book is the ideal place to record all the special moments and memories from the first three years of your child's life. As well as details of the birth, parents and siblings, you can record all the firsts (sitting, crawling, walking, teeth), favourites (toys, books, friends, music) and events, with space for notes and photographs and charts to record growth. An expandable pocket at the back allows you to hold on to keepsakes and an elastic enclosure keeps everything in place.

The Savvy Ally A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate

The Savvy Ally A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate

Author: Jeannie Gainsburg Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2020

The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate is an enjoyable, humorous, encouraging, easy to understand guidebook for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities. It is chock full of practical and useful tools for LGBTQ+ advocacy, including: *Updated and relevant information on identities and LGBTQ+ language *What to say and what not to say when someone comes out to you *LGBTQ+ etiquette and common bloopers to avoid *Techniques for respectfully and effectively navigating difficult conversations *Addressing common questions and concerns *Suggested actions for creating more inclusive spaces *Sustaining our ally actions and taking care of ourselves This book will be useful for teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, medical technicians and college professors, as well as parents who wants to be supportive of their LGBTQ+ child, but don't know how. This is not a book about why to be an ally. This is a book about how to be an ally. The goal of The Savvy Ally is to build the reader's confidence in their ability to have respectful and useful conversations for and with LGBTQ+ individuals, and to offer tools to be effective advocates for change.

The Savvy Ally A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate

The Savvy Ally A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate

Author: Jeannie Gainsburg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate is an enjoyable, humorous, encouraging, easy to understand guidebook for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities. It is chock full of practical and useful tools for LGBTQ+ advocacy, including: *Updated and relevant information on identities and LGBTQ+ language *What to say and what not to say when someone comes out to you *LGBTQ+ etiquette and common bloopers to avoid *Techniques for respectfully and effectively navigating difficult conversations *Addressing common questions and concerns *Suggested actions for creating more inclusive spaces *Sustaining our ally actions and taking care of ourselves This book will be useful for teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, medical technicians and college professors, as well as parents who wants to be supportive of their LGBTQ+ child, but don't know how. This is not a book about why to be an ally. This is a book about how to be an ally. The goal of The Savvy Ally is to build the reader's confidence in their ability to have respectful and useful conversations for and with LGBTQ+ individuals, and to offer tools to be effective advocates for change.

Inferno A Memoir

Inferno A Memoir

Author: Catherine Cho Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

My psychosis, for all its destruction and wrath, was a love story. When Catherine left London for the US with her husband James, to introduce her family to their newborn son Cato, she could not have envisaged how that trip would end. Catherine would find herself in an involuntary psych ward in New Jersey, separated from her husband and child, unable to understand who she was, and how she had got there. It's difficult to know where the story of psychosis begins. Was it the moment I met my son? Or was it decided in the before, something rooted deeper in my fate, generations ago? In an attempt to hold on to her sense of self, Catherine had to reconstruct her life, from her early childhood, to a harrowing previous relationship, and her eventual marriage to James. The result is a powerful exploration of psychosis and motherhood, at once intensely personal, yet holding within it a universal experience - of how we love, live and understand ourselves in relation to each other.

Inferno A Memoir

Inferno A Memoir

Author: Catherine Cho Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

My psychosis, for all its destruction and wrath, was a love story. When Catherine left London for the US with her husband James, to introduce her family to their newborn son Cato, she could not have envisaged how that trip would end. Catherine would find herself in an involuntary psych ward in New Jersey, separated from her husband and child, unable to understand who she was, and how she had got there. It's difficult to know where the story of psychosis begins. Was it the moment I met my son? Or was it decided in the before, something rooted deeper in my fate, generations ago? In an attempt to hold on to her sense of self, Catherine had to reconstruct her life, from her early childhood, to a harrowing previous relationship, and her eventual marriage to James. The result is a powerful exploration of psychosis and motherhood, at once intensely personal, yet holding within it a universal experience - of how we love, live and understand ourselves in relation to each other.

Friendship The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

Friendship The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

Author: Lydia Denworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Scientists know that the relationships we forge with others have a significant impact on us and them. These relationships include family members, our romantic partners, and our friends. Of these three categories, the first two have been closely examined and much has been written about them, and rightly so. Family and romantic relationships hold enormous power over us and reverberate through our lives for good and for ill. Friendship has the same power, but in comparison to relationships forged in blood and love, science has historically given friendship short shrift. It was too ephemeral, too squishy, too hard to define and measure to be taken seriously by the wider scientific world. However, more recently scientists have begun to take friendship more seriously. It turns out that friendship does have survival value in the most literal sense - more socially integrated people live longer than those who are less well-connected, and there are biological and evolutionary foundations to friendship. Travelling from a one-of-a-kind monkey colony in Puerto Rico, to neuroscience labs where researchers are assembling a puzzle whose pieces span the evolutionary chain, Friendship: A Natural History illuminates the hidden history of our connection-seeking species. Along the way, we learn why children - even before they can talk - are sensitive to the joy and sadness of others; the reasons teenagers are relentlessly focused on their friends; and the myriad ways that our health and longevity are impacted by the investments we make - or don't - in intimate, face-to-face relationships. At this particular moment, when virtual experiences are increasingly displacing the physical, Friendship exposes the invisible forces, refined over millennia, that drive us to become ever more connected. And it ignites an all-too-necessary conversation about the high-cost of neglecting the bonds that sustain us.

Friendship The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

Friendship The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

Author: Lydia Denworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Scientists know that the relationships we forge with others have a significant impact on us and them. These relationships include family members, our romantic partners, and our friends. Of these three categories, the first two have been closely examined and much has been written about them, and rightly so. Family and romantic relationships hold enormous power over us and reverberate through our lives for good and for ill. Friendship has the same power, but in comparison to relationships forged in blood and love, science has historically given friendship short shrift. It was too ephemeral, too squishy, too hard to define and measure to be taken seriously by the wider scientific world. However, more recently scientists have begun to take friendship more seriously. It turns out that friendship does have survival value in the most literal sense - more socially integrated people live longer than those who are less well-connected, and there are biological and evolutionary foundations to friendship. Travelling from a one-of-a-kind monkey colony in Puerto Rico, to neuroscience labs where researchers are assembling a puzzle whose pieces span the evolutionary chain, Friendship: A Natural History illuminates the hidden history of our connection-seeking species. Along the way, we learn why children - even before they can talk - are sensitive to the joy and sadness of others; the reasons teenagers are relentlessly focused on their friends; and the myriad ways that our health and longevity are impacted by the investments we make - or don't - in intimate, face-to-face relationships. At this particular moment, when virtual experiences are increasingly displacing the physical, Friendship exposes the invisible forces, refined over millennia, that drive us to become ever more connected. And it ignites an all-too-necessary conversation about the high-cost of neglecting the bonds that sustain us.