A Cup of Comfort for Fathers celebrates the indescribable link between father and child through fifty stirring stories written by, for, and in tribute to dads.
From a young father still figuring out his role in his new baby's life to an adult son recounting memories of his long passed-away dad, this collection gives fathers, sons, and daughters countless laughs as well as the opportunity to reflect on your own cherished moments.
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
This remarkable collection tells of more than fifty advocates, hard workers, and small-town stars, such as:A young immigrant who follows the ancient advice to "go west"—and creates her own American dreamA high school football hero who braves a strong current to save more than a dozen lives when a catastrophic flood washes away a school busA young woman who escapes war-torn Bosnia with nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter in her armsA young woman who survives a near-fatal car accident and not only regains her mobility, but summons the strength to hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian TrailA coal miner who holds back the flow of oncoming water in a tunnel—just long enough for his comrades to escape certain death!
The stories in A Cup of Comfort for Courage will kindle the spirit of its readers and offer hope whenever they need it. It’s nothing less than a supportive friend and a powerful mentor in times of struggle—and triumph.
From a wayward Calico that rescues his family from a deadly snake to a sophisticated Siamese that helps to heal her ailing owner, A Cup of Comfort for Cat Lovers celebrates the courage, healing, and affection of these mysterious and loyal companions. So snuggle in with your favorite feline and bask in the love that only a cat can give. Because a life without cats is no life worth purring about.
Featuring stories of solace and peace from those who have displayed the courage to go on, these tenderhearted personal accounts provide a supportive shoulder to cry on during a time of need.
They say only time can alleviate the pain of grieving. But this moving collection will help you celebrate the lives of your dearly departed loved ones, and keep your heart brimming with bittersweet memories.
This collection celebrates those who give the special gift of their time. Inside, you'll find fifty original, true stories that feature examples of people whose good deeds make life a little bit easier--children on the other side of the globe, next-door neighbors in a bind, or a friend staying brave in the face of illness.
Written by men and women, young and old, this collection is not only a touching tribute to those who see our world as a work in progress--but also an inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference.
Every single day in countless classrooms all around the world, teachers inform young minds—and transform young lives. In this moving collection of true stories, you'll meet more than fifty remarkable people who've made a big difference in a struggling student's life—one hour, one lesson, one "good job!" at a time.
In today's challenging world, being a good teacher is harder than ever—and encouragement may sometimes be hard to come by. But this unforgettable celebration of the trials and triumphs of the world's toughest profession is sure to delight and inspire you. Whether you're a teacher on the front lines or a student grateful for the dedication, passion, and generosity of a favorite mentor, A Cup of Comfort for Teachers is just what the principal ordered.
Following the success of A Cup of Comfort« for Parents of Children with Autism, this sensitive and joyful collection offers a poignant message of support, hope, and empathy. This touching volume is sure to find a welcome home wherever people are dealing with a challenging diagnosis.
Christ has always played an important role in many women's life. Today you face a whole new set of challenges as you work to find the balance between staying true to your faith and balancing work, family and everyday life.
A Cup of Comfort for Christian Women features stories from ore than forty women whom Christianity still plays a large role in their lives as they navigate their roles as mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends. From young women just finding their way to Christ to long-time believers who find reminders of God's strength in the most unexpected of places, each story displays their courage through hardships—and infinite gratitude for the Lord's gifts.
Not only will this beautiful collection inspire strength and deepen your faith, you'll also find the encouragement you need to preserve through life's obstacles from women who have been there and understand exactly what you're going through.
Inside, you'll meet fifty mothers, daughters, and sons who celebrate the mother-child bond by sharing heartfelt and personal stories--from tales of new mothers to adult children who are longtime parents themselves before they truly realize the abiding strength of a mother's love.
Featuring narratives by and for mothers, this newest volume in the Cup of Comfort series is the perfect gift to remind her that every day is Mother's Day.
Every couple has a story to tell. This book is a collection of true stories that share the laughter, tears, hugs, and kisses of fifty wonderful couples.
Featuring uplifting accounts about falling in love for the first time or finding love the second time around, from sharing special moments as a couple to overcoming bumps in relationships, this latest addition to the bestselling Cup of Comfort series celebrates love in all its forms.
This heartwarming collection will feature the brightest and most touching love stories that Redbook magazine's two million readers have to offer.
At six years old, January Schofield, “Janni,” to her family, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, one of the worst mental illnesses known to man. What’s more, schizophrenia is 20 to 30 times more severe in children than in adults and in January’s case, doctors say, she is hallucinating 95 percent of the time that she is awake. Potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her.
A New York Times bestseller, January First captures Michael and his family's remarkable story in a narrative that forges new territory within books about mental illness. In the beginning, readers see Janni’s incredible early potential: her brilliance, and savant-like ability to learn extremely abstract concepts. Next, they witnesses early warning signs that something is not right, Michael’s attempts to rationalize what’s happening, and his descent alongside his daughter into the abyss of schizophrenia. Their battle has included a two-year search for answers, countless medications and hospitalizations, allegations of abuse, despair that almost broke their family apart and, finally, victories against the illness and a new faith that they can create a life for Janni filled with moments of happiness.
A compelling, unsparing and passionate account, January First vividly details Schofield’s commitment to bring his daughter back from the edge of insanity. It is a father’s soul-baring memoir of the daily struggles and challenges he and his wife face as they do everything they can to help Janni while trying to keep their family together.
"[Larson] succeeds in providing a well-rounded portrait of a woman who, until now, has never been viewed in full."—Boston Globe
“A biography that chronicles her life with fresh details . . . By making Rosemary the central character, [Larson] has produced a valuable account of a mental health tragedy and an influential family’s belated efforts to make amends.” — New York Times Book Review
Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. Yet Rosemary was intellectually disabled, a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family.
In Rosemary, Kate Clifford Larson uses newly uncovered sources to bring Rosemary Kennedy’s story to light. Young Rosemary comes alive as a sweet, lively girl adored by her siblings. But Larson also reveals the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly difficult in her early twenties, culminating in Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three and the family’s complicity in keeping the secret. Only years later did the Kennedy siblings begin to understand what had happened to Rosemary, which inspired them to direct government attention and resources to the plight of the developmentally and mentally disabled, transforming the lives of millions.
“The forgotten Kennedy is forgotten no longer. Rosemary is a rare thing, a book about the Kennedys that has something new to say.” — Laurence Leamer, author of The Kennedy Women
“Heartbreaking.” — Wall Street Journal
Does your child exhibit...
Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving.
Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues.
Cravings for sensation? The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement.
Poor sensory discrimination? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself.
Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world.
Problems with posture or motor coordination? He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone.
These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children.
This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, among other topics.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Carly remained largely unreachable through the years. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough.
While working with her devoted therapists, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family and her many thousands of supporters online.
One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, Carly’s Voice brings readers inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission
One morning Jenny McCarthy was having a cup of coffee when she sensed something was wrong. She ran into her two-year-old son Evan's room and found him having a seizure. Doctor after doctor misdiagnosed Evan until, after many harrowing, life-threatening episodes, one good doctor discovered that Evan is autistic.
With a foreword from Dr. David Feinberg, medical director of the Resnick Neuro-psychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and an introduction by Jerry J. Kartzinel, a top pediatric autism specialist, Louder Than Words follows Jenny as she discovered an intense combination of behavioral therapy, diet, and supplements that became the key to saving Evan from autism. Her story sheds much-needed light on autism through her own heartbreak, struggle, and ultimately hopeful example of how a parent can shape a child's life and happiness.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
—Matthew Logelin, New York Times bestselling author of Two Kisses for Maddy
Bloom is an inspiring and heartfelt memoir that celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother’s love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective. The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small Things—named The Bump’s Best Special Needs Blog and The Blog You’ve Learned the Most From in the 2010 BlogLuxe Awards—Kelle Hampton interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the unforgettable story of the first year in the life of her daughter Nella, who has Down syndrome. Poignant, eye-opening, and heart-soaring, Hampton’s Bloom is ultimately about embracing life and really living it.
Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
Mental health professionals, see also the authors' related intervention manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, as well as the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism (sold in sets of 15).
Loved and celebrated by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and others, the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is a must-have volume for anyone who cares about a child with sensory issues. For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing disorder, also known as sensory integration dysfunction, affects affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever.
*How the senses actually work and integrate with each other
*How and where to get the very best professional help
*"Sensory diet" activities that meet your child's needs--including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families
*Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings
*Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems
*The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues
* Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart"
*How to empower your child and teen in the world
*Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites
***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Inside, you will learn to:
Help your child practice “detective thinking” to recognize irrational worriesWhat to do when your child becomes frightenedHow to gently and gradually expose your child to challenging situationsHelp your child learn important social skills
This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit—an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.