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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!

American Fatherhood A History

American Fatherhood A History

Author: Jurgen Martschukat Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Explores the surprising diversity of fathers and fatherhood throughout American history and society The nuclear family has been endlessly praised as the bedrock of American society, even though there has rarely been a time in history when a majority of Americans lived in such families. This book deconstructs the myth of the nuclear family by presenting the rich diversity of family lives in American history from the American Revolution to the twenty-first century. To tell this story, Jurgen Martschukat focuses on fathers and their relations to families and American society. Using biographical close-ups of twelve different characters, each embedded in historical context, American Fatherhood provides a much more realistic picture of how fatherhood has been performed within different kinds of families. Each protagonist covers a crucial period or event in American history, presents a different family constellation, and makes a different argument with regard to how American society is governed through the family.

52 Gifts From Me to You Fresh Simple Expressions to Show Your Love

52 Gifts From Me to You Fresh Simple Expressions to Show Your Love

Author: North Light Books Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Tell the person you love exactly why they mean so much with 52 Gifts From Me to You. With a unique prompt for each week of the year, you'll dig deep into your memories and hopes to share the many ways your relationship is special. Whether it's remembering a good laugh or thinking about a time you were inspired, this book will help you find the words you need to show your love.

Lost In Christmas

Lost In Christmas

Author: Michael Sloan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

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: 15/10/2019

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.

Friendship Isn't a Big Thing, It's a Million Little Things The Art of Female Friendship

Friendship Isn't a Big Thing, It's a Million Little Things The Art of Female Friendship

Author: Becca Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A Tribute to Female FriendshipsCelebrate the bonds you've built with the wonderful women in your life. The bond shared among girlfriends is like no other. Whether the friendship is decades old or just beginning, we share a unique relationship with these women, a connection wholly different even from what we share with husbands or boyfriends. Share in the wit and wisdom of fellow women. Strong female friendships are inspiring because they foster the practice of women supporting and enabling other women. Author and blogger Becca Anderson has long been moved by the inspirational quotes and stories of groundbreaking women (as seen in her bestselling title, The Book of Awesome Women), and she shares some of that female empowerment with us in this book. Fill your heart with gratitude for your soul sisters. We know how much we love our girlfriends, but do they know? This book reminds us just how valuable our bonds with our gal pals are. These are the women who answer the phone at 4 a.m. and drop everything to help a sister out, the ones who are there for both the tearful wine nights and the champagne-worthy celebrations. As author Becca Anderson says, Our friends are some of the great loves of our lives. Mine have seem me through tough times and we have so much shared joy. My life advice is simple: make friends and treasure them. By reading Friendship Isn't a Big Thing, It's a Million Little Things, you will find... Renewed value in the friendships you share with women Inspiration for growing in those relationships and further supporting your friends Reasons to celebrate the unique love you find in female friendship A perfect inspirational gift for the women in your life If you've enjoyed books such as Beautifully Said, Badass Affirmations, That's What She Said, and Cleo Wade's Heart Talk, you will love Friendship Isn't a Big Thing, It's a Million Little Things: The Art of Female Friendship by bestselling author Becca Anderson.

Average Alice

Average Alice

Author: Gail Whalley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2019

Working with Families A Guide for Health and Human Services Professionals

Working with Families A Guide for Health and Human Services Professionals

Author: Patricia Spindel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Take Heart A Story for Modern Stepfamilies

Take Heart A Story for Modern Stepfamilies

Author: Chloe Shorten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

These days, families come in all shapes and sizes. They move from one state to make a new family in another. They combine into new homes, take holidays with blends of children and parents from different households. They invent new routines and rituals to establish their own rhythms. And don't forget the double sets of school uniforms and pyjamas under different parents' roofs. Welcome to the new normal of family life for many Australians. It is a path Chloe Shorten has walked. Chloe was surprised at the lack of helpful information and unexpected tripwires for those not fitting the traditional cookie-cutter model. She was also heartened by the sensible advice she unearthed, the resilience of her children and the joy of watching her husband become a new father three times over. Chloe Shorten tells of her own quest to create a new normal. Honest, sincere and warm hearted, this is a story of the modern household and explores the idea of who qualifies as 'a family' in the twenty-first century.

Permission to Feel Unlock the power of emotions to help yourself and your children thrive

Permission to Feel Unlock the power of emotions to help yourself and your children thrive

Author: Marc Brackett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

A practical and transformative 5-step strategy to ensure the emotional wellbeing of yourself and your child The mental wellbeing of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why and what we can do. Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University's Child Study Center and in his 25 years as an emotion scientist, he has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults - a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being. The core of his approach is a legacy from his childhood, from an astute uncle who gave him permission to feel. He was the first adult who managed to see Marc, listen to him, and recognise the suffering, bullying, and abuse he'd endured. In the decades since, Marc has led large research teams and raised tens of millions of dollars to investigate the roots of emotional wellbeing. His prescription for healthy children (and their parents, teachers, and schools) is a system called RULER, a high-impact and effective approach to understanding and mastering emotions that has already transformed the thousands of schools that have adopted it. RULER has been proven to reduce stress and burnout, improve school climate, and enhance academic achievement. This book is his way to share the strategies and skills with readers around the world. It is tested, and it works.

Renovate Your Relationships A Proven Guide to Setting Boundaries and Building Bridges with Those Who Matter Most

Renovate Your Relationships A Proven Guide to Setting Boundaries and Building Bridges with Those Who Matter Most

Author: MD, MA, Scott Vaudrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

What do you do when a relationship goes off course? Whether it's with a manipulative boss, a critical neighbor, or a controlling spouse, a challenging relationship can leave you feeling worn down, confused, and helpless. How do you narrow the gap between where things are and where you want them to be? How do you decide whether to lean in with understanding or set more healthy boundaries? In Renovate Your Relationships, Scott Vaudrey gives you the tools you need to bring healing and new life to even your most difficult relationships. With real-life stories and practical ideas, Scott explores how to diagnose destructive patterns in specific relationships, avoid over-acceptance of others or over-protection of yourself, and foster new and healthy relational patterns with the most important people in your life. Using groundbreaking practical tools, Scott unearths the root causes of relational breakdowns and gives you the confidence you need to move into life-giving patterns of loving others-and yourself-well.