âThe right brain has created the right book for right now.ââPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism.
Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show which anomalies might explain common symptoms. Most excitingly, she argues that raising and educating kids on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions. The Autistic Brain brings Grandinâs singular perspective into the heart of the autism revolution.
"[Grandinâs] most insightful work to date . . . The Autistic Brain is something anyone could benefit from reading, and I recommend it to anyone with a personal or professional connection to autism or neurological difference."âJohn Elder Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye
"The Autistic Brain can both enlighten readers with little exposure to autism and offer hope and compassion to those who live with the condition."âScientific American
In the post 911 world, people are more susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v. white, us v. them, good v. evil, formulaic solutions. The rise of the Internet; increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others; and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planetâmake for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination. Steven Hassanâs new book Freedom of Mind provides the knowledge and awareness needed to help yourself and loved ones avoid or escape from such dangerous people and situations. This must-read volume is a significantly updated and revised edition of Hassanâs groundbreaking Releasing the Bonds (2000). People who read and benefitted from that bookâand also his earlier book, Combatting Cult Mind Control (1989)âwill want to read Hassanâs latest. It provides an up-to-the-minute guide to the reality of âundue influenceââthe preferred term for mind controlâin the post 9/11 era. Unstable Global Environment Enhances Dangers of Unethical Control The world has changed greatly in the last decade. The rise of the Internet, the emergence of global terrorism and of dangerous totalistic ideologies, and the shifts in global marketsâthese and other changes have created new opportunities for unscrupulous individuals, groups, and institutions to exert unethical control over others. Freedom of Mind exposes the techniques and methods that individuals, cults, and institutions of all typesâreligious, business, therapeutic, educational, governmentalâuse to undo a personâs capacity to think and act independently. Individuals More Vulnerable than Ever The Internet is now the primary vehicle for recruitment and indoctrination. It is also a means for spreading sophisticated information about social psychology, hypnosis, and other techniques of social control, which are being usedâin ways both effective and dangerousâby âinfluence professionals.â Meanwhile, people are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Sleep-deprived, overweight and looking to improve themselves, overloaded with often frightening images and information; anxious about the current economic decline, climate change, and government corruption on all levels. People are more susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v. white, us v. them, good v. evil, formulaic solutions. These factorsâthe rise of the Internet; increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others; and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planetâmake for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination. Freedom of Mind Provides Help for Yourself, a Loved One, or a Friend Hassanâs new book, Freedom of Mind, aims to fill the gap. It identifies and explains how to identify and evaluate potentially dangerous groups and individuals. Hassan details his groundbreaking approach, the âStrategic Interactive Approach,â which can be used to help a loved one leave such a situation. Step-by-step, Hassan shows you how to: evaluate the situation; interact with dual identities; develop communication strategies using phone calls, letter writing and visits; understand and utilize cult beliefs and tactics; use reality-testing and other techniques to promote freedom of mind. He emphasizes the value of meeting with trained consultants to be effectively guided and coached and also to plan and implement effective interventions. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is knowledge and awareness.
AN EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE TO THE NEW BREAKTHROUGH DIET THAT'S SHOWN TO IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN HEALTH
Enjoying a high quality of life as you get older means taking care of your brain as much as your body. And research suggests that what you eat today will help (or hurt) your cognitive abilities later.
The MIND Diet explains the science behind mental fitness in an approachable and understandable way. More importantly, this helpful guide presents an easy-to-follow program for keeping your mind sharp by eating the right foods and avoiding brain-harming ones.
Packed with dishes that are not only delicious but also help improve memory, concentration and mental acuity, The MIND Dietâs healthy recipes include:
â¢ Brussels Sprouts Frittata â¢ Sweet Potato Lentil Soup â¢ Pistachio Mint Couscous â¢ Guacamole-Stuffed Tomatoes â¢ Apricot-Glazed Salmon â¢ Tango Fish Tacos â¢ Banana Chocolate Cookies â¢ Roasted Chicken with Fennel
With over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, is the worldâs best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies donât come with, but should. And now, itâs better than ever. Every parentâs must-have/go-to is completely updated.
Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than everâpacked with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too.
Among the changes: Baby care fundamentalsâcrib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplementsâare revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through todayâs dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and âFor Parentsâ boxes that focus on momâs and dadâs needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.
Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they're willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. With a text full of truck sounds and animal noises to read aloud, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
Includes a downloadable party kit for even more fun!
The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of âhigh sensitivityâ in childrenâand offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of âhigh sensitivityâ and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up.
Rooted in Aronâs years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes fromâand as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or âfussy,âor classified as âproblem childrenâ (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults.
In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: â¢ The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child
â¢ The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC
â¢ How to soothe highly sensitive infants
â¢ Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world
â¢ Making school and friendships enjoyable
With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives.
Jam-packed with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises and games in every subject, Brain Quest Workbook: Kindergarten reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom. The workbookâs lively layout and easy-to-follow explanations make learning fun, interactive, and concrete. Plus itâs written to help parents follow and explain key concepts. Includes ABCs, 123s, mazes, âpaint by letters,â sorting games, phonics, shapes and colors, money, telling time, and much, much more.
Jam-packed with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises and games in every subject, Brain Quest Grade 2 Workbook reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom. The workbook's lively layout and easy-to-follow explanations make learning fun, interactive, and concrete. Plus it's written to help parents follow and explain key concepts. Includes phonics, how to build a sentence, story starters, addition and subtraction, first fractions, tic tac total, time, geography, science, Brain Boxes, and much, much more.
Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award The inspiring and hilarious instant New York Times bestseller from the beloved writer, speaker, activist, and founder of Momastery.com whose new memoir Love Warrior is an Oprahâs Book Club selection.
Glennon Doyle Meltonâs hilarious and poignant reflections on our universal (yet often secret) experiences have inspired a social movement by reminding women that theyâre not alone. In Carry On, Warrior, she shares her personal story in moving, refreshing, and laugh-out-loud-funny new essays and some of the best-loved material from Momastery.com. Her writing invites us to believe in ourselves, to be brave and kind, to let go of the idea of perfection, and to stop making motherhood, marriage, and friendship harder by pretending theyâre not hard. In this one womanâs trying to love herself and others, readers will find a wise and witty friend who shows that we can build better lives in our hearts, homes, and communities.