Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sammy’s Broken Leg (Oh No!) and The Amazing Cast That Fixed it

May 18th, 2017

Title: Sammy’s Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast That Fixed It Author: Judith Wolf Mandell Reviewed by: Anne Holmes For the NABBW “Sammy’s Broken Leg” is an amazing book! Perfect gift for a grandchild who’s broken a bone – or is about to experience some other sort of potentially scary medical procedure. I recall my mother having to hold a wriggling, screaming four-year old – me – in her lap as my sister and I were being prepped for T&A surgery back in the mid-50s. No one could convince me they weren’t trying to kill me with the... Read More

Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility

March 15th, 2017

Title: Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility Available in both paperback and Kindle formats Author: Sandy Scott Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes I was so delighted to learn about the existence of this book! For multiple personal reasons: First, we are all living in today’s world, which has sadly become rude enough that we’ve actually elected president a man who is so ill-mannered that during his campaign he actually called attention to and publicly ridiculed a handicapped New York Times reporter, who was simply and capably covering the campaign. I believe... Read More

I Thought I\’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1)

September 23rd, 2013

 I Thought I’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1) I Thought I’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1) Kindle Edition Nook Edition Author: Wendy Boorn,  MC LPC Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes   I Thought I’d Be Done by Now contains 183 one-page vignettes, or short stories, about adult children between the ages of 25 and 50. The author, Wendy Boorn, is a psychotherapist, with 34 years’ experience, during which she served over 1,200... Read More

Self-Esteem For A Lifetime: Raising A Successful Child From The Inside Out

July 14th, 2009

Author: Dr. Ingrid Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos You know them when you meet them, children with high self-esteem—they are confident, self-assured and positive. More often times than not, these children will grow into well-adjusted and successful adults. Dr. Ingrid Schweiger draws from over 30 years of experience as a psychologist to clarify the contributing factors in raising children with healthy self-esteems. The significant people in their lives have provided an atmosphere filled with unconditional love and acceptance, offered support through... Read More

Campus Calm University

July 14th, 2009

Author: Marcia Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Maria Pascucci is “a former college perfectionist and stressaholic” who feels there is an overwhelming need for practical ways to relax, enjoy, and make the most of the college experience so that it yields the desired results: pointing to, and providing the tools for, a bright future. You may be getting ready to send your child off to his or her first year of college; you may find yourself listening to the heavy sighs and sobs of a fretting sophomore or junior; you may be like me: two in college along with myself—all... Read More

Me, Myself, and I

February 12th, 2009

Author: Sandra Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson With 35 plus years as a clinical psychologist working with young people, Sandra McLeod Humphrey wrote Me, Myself, and I for today’s “tweens,” –youth who are between the child they were, and the teen they will soon become—the age where adolescent identities are just beginning to be formed and where child-like thoughts turn into adult thoughts. Written from a Christian perspective with the chapters alphabetized, A through Z, beginning with Chapter 1, “Attitude is Everything,” with ending with chapter Z, “The... Read More

Tormented Souls

February 12th, 2009

Author: Missie Huber/ Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Author Missie Huber makes it clear from the onset of Tormented Souls that the purpose of writing her story wasn\’t to gain sympathy for the loss of her beloved brother, Jack, whose life was cut short due to a drug overdose; or for the death of her father to cirrhosis of the liver just a few years after, nor was it about the bravado. After losing Jack, her brother Mark succumbed to the same addiction and the heartaches continued. Two brothers in the same family? How could this be? The author vowed this would never happen... Read More

“Mom, Can I Help Around the House?”

January 13th, 2009

Author: Janet Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Janet Nausbaum writes a most creative, informative and helpful book for parents and grandparents interested in raising independent and responsible children. For about $34.00, you receive the workbook for adults and a little binder for children which is full of chores that are specifically stated and can be categorized by days. Adults will appreciate how the presentation resembles a workbook, and children will enjoy having their own binder allowing them the opportunity to own their chores by creating a personal journal and record... Read More

Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children

October 14th, 2008

Author: Allison Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos We know it\’s not going to be easy, this business of parenting; it is a test of our will, our patience, our resolve—but with it comes the ultimate expressions of love. Parenting is an awesome, complex and daunting, task. Things go wrong, mistakes are made, learning occurs—all with the hope that there will be growth and a deeper understanding as our relationships with our children evolve. But sometimes circumstances do not unfold this way, and a child may go astray; so far that they are pitifully hard to reach. If... Read More

Grandparents Rock: The Grandparenting Guide for the Rock-N-Roll Generation

September 30th, 2008

Author: Pat Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Boomers are embracing grandparenting with open arms. According to Pat Burns, grandparenting is all about pure love so it’s no surprise that baby boomers are knocking themselves out by sharing the love with our youngest generation. Grandparents Rock includes a compilation of stories written by grands across the country. Each story allows you a glimpse into the lives of fun activities and travel that are keeping relationships alive and flourishing. The writers address topics such as shortening the distance with out of town grandchildren.... Read More