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  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder | Richard Louv

    Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Louv
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
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    New York Times and Washington Post contributor Richard Louv is the widely respected author of seven previous books. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv illustrates how the alienation of today's children from nature can lead to a host of childhood disorders - and he offers effective methods for healing this rift.

    Eric says: "Great until it devolves into religious nonsense."
  • 10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children the Social and Emotional Skills to Lead Smarter, Healthier, and Happier Lives | Goldie Hawn

    10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children the Social and Emotional Skills to Lead Smarter, Healthier, and Happier Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Goldie Hawn
    • Narrated By Goldie Hawn, Joyce Bean, Daniel J. Siegel
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    Driven by her lifelong interest in the practice of mindfulness and her commitment to the welfare of children everywhere, Goldie Hawn established the Hawn Foundation to support research into developing ways of helping children become healthy and eager learners who can reach their full potential. The program developed by her foundation, MindUP, now used by educators around the world, teaches children how their minds work and how their thoughts and feelings affect their behavior.

    Deborah says: "This book is excellent, seriously."
  • Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less | Kathy Hirsh-Pasek,Roberta Golinkoff

    Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Golinkoff
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
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    Reassuring to parents and educators, Einstein Never Used Flash Cards shows why - and how - to step away from the cult of achievement and toward a more nurturing home life full of imaginative play and love of learning. Here's the message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: It's okay to play! In fact, it's more than just okay - it's better than drilling academics. After decades of research, scientists and child development experts have come to a clear conclusion: Play is the best way for children to learn.

    Gregory says: "Important premise but way too long"
  • Common Core Mathematics: Teaching Kids Common Core: Our Children's Success with Common Core Teachings | Julie Thompson

    Common Core Mathematics: Teaching Kids Common Core: Our Children's Success with Common Core Teachings

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    • By Julie Thompson
    • Narrated By K.C. Cowan
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    Common Core is a set of new national education standards in the United States. Though the movement started at the state level, it is an attempt at creating a nationwide standardized curriculum for math and English literature for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Common Core is important because almost all of the States have adopted its standards. This means that your child's curriculum for this upcoming school year will likely change.

  • Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives | Mem Fox

    Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mem Fox
    • Narrated By Mem Fox
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    Writing as an ordinary mother as well as a best-selling author and internationally respected literacy expert, Fox explores when and where to read aloud and demonstrates with clear, easy-to-follow examples how to read aloud to best effect and how to get the most value and joy out of a read-aloud session. Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this audiobook is a must for every parent - and for anyone who would like to know more about how children learn to read.

  • The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children | Dr. Shefali Tsabary

    The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dr. Shefali Tsabary
    • Narrated By Dr. Shefali Tsabary
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    Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction. In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self.

    Tracey Romans says: "Disappointing"
  • The Myth of Autism: How a Misunderstood Epidemic Is Destroying Our Children | Dr. Michael Goldberg,Elyse Goldberg

    The Myth of Autism: How a Misunderstood Epidemic Is Destroying Our Children

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    • By Dr. Michael Goldberg, Elyse Goldberg
    • Narrated By Clinton Wade
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    Everyone seems to agree that we have an epidemic of what is diagnosed as autism. But, in the history of our society, there has never been "an epidemic" of any developmental or genetic disorder. Yet, over the span of thirty years, autism has gone from affecting one in 5,000 children to one in 90, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what is this "autism", which has come to affect the lives of so many?

    adi says: "good read, therapy-oriented"
  • The Children of Now...Evolution: How We Can Support the Fast-Forward Evolution of Our Children and All of Humanity | Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D.

    The Children of Now...Evolution: How We Can Support the Fast-Forward Evolution of Our Children and All of Humanity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    In this follow up to her best-selling book The Children of Now, Meg Losey revisits the Indigo children and discuss who they are becoming and their growing influence changing society for the better.

    kristen says: "Great Info!! Most current - 11/2014"
  • Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning | Peter H. Johnston

    Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter H. Johnston
    • Narrated By Peter H. Johnston
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    In productive classrooms, teachers don't just teach children skills, they build emotionally and relationally healthy learning communities. Teachers create intellectual environments that produce not only technically competent students, but also caring, secure, actively literate human beings.

    Lesley says: "Check it out at the library or don't"
  • The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope | Melinda Gates

    The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Melinda Gates
    • Narrated By Rachel Held Evans, Natalie Grant, James Nardella, and others
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    In The Mother and Child Project, Melinda Gates, Kay Warren, Tony Campolo, Christine Caine, and Senator William H. Frist, along with other inspirational leaders, cultural icons, political experts, academics, and service providers, provide a personal yet fact-based narrative exploring the plight of women and children living in extreme poverty in an effort to educate and inspire the church to speak up in support of maternal and child health issues in the developing world.

  • The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills our Children Need - and What We Can Do About it | Tony Wagner

    The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills our Children Need - and What We Can Do About it

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tony Wagner
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
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    Education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the context of the global knowledge economy and analyzes the skills necessary for our young people to succeed.

    Steve Anderson says: "Why Can't Our Best Schools Train a Fluent Narrator"
  • Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them | James Garbarino

    Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them

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    • By James Garbarino
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
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    In Lost Boys, Dr. Garbarino addresses the wide range of issues that boys from every background and of every temperament may have to confront as they grow and develop. By outlining the steps parents, teachers, and public officials can take to keep all children safer, Dr. Garbarino holds out hope and solutions for turning children away from violence - before it is too late.

    Jeffrey R says: "Worth it."
  • Not Our Children! | Allen W. Davis

    Not Our Children!

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Allen W. Davis
    • Narrated By John Stamper
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    A gripping tale of fiction that explores the dark and terrifying truth about man's ability and willingness to sacrifice human's greatest asset for greed, our children. A trafficker puts forth a well-crafted series of events that will draw the moths to the flame. His victims will come to him voluntarily without realizing the danger and finality of their innocent decisions. From his villa fortress on the Pacific Ocean in Mexico, he operates an export business unlike any other.

    Steve M. says: "Allen Davis' 1st book was good, this one is great!"
  • Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry | Lenore Skenazy

    Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry

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    • By Lenore Skenazy
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
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    Lenore Skenazy called down a firestorm of controversy when she wrote a newspaper column about letting her nine-year-old ride alone on the New York City subway. In this plainspoken take on modern parenting, Skenazy offers a commonsense approach to letting kids be kids.

    C says: "Plenty to think about"
  • Por el Amor de Nuestros Hijos [For the Love of Our Children] | Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    Por el Amor de Nuestros Hijos [For the Love of Our Children]

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    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Frank Maneiro
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    Este audiolibro es material obligado para todos los padres que desean ser artífices de la felicidad de sus hijos. Nunca antes en la historia de la humanidad, nuestros hijos habían tenido que enfrentar tantos problemas y presiones externas de todo tipo desde tan temprana edad.

  • The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children | Shefali Tsabary

    The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children

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    • By Shefali Tsabary
    • Narrated By Shefali Tsabary
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    Turning the traditional notion of parenting on its head, Dr Tsabary shifts the epicentre of the parent-child relationship away from the standard parent-to-child 'know it all' approach to a mutual 'parent-with-child' relationship in which the parent learns alongside the child. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional rigidity to their children.

  • Children at Risk: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Our Kids | James Dobson

    Children at Risk: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Our Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By James Dobson
    • Narrated By Richard Rohan
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    In this hard-hitting and empowering book, James Dobson and Gary Bauer expose the cultural forces endangering today’s children and show what you can do to defend your family, your faith, and your traditional values. This national best-seller gives you the knowledge you need to protect your most precious gift, your children.

    T. Trefan says: "Obnoxious crap"
  • Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children | Louise Kuo Habakus (editor),Mary Holland (editor)

    Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Louise Kuo Habakus (editor), Mary Holland (editor)
    • Narrated By Kris Koscheski, Coleen Marlo
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    National polls show that Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding individual and parental vaccination choice in the United States. Featuring more than 20 experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, Vaccine Epidemic urgently calls for reform.

    Amazon Customer says: "illuminating!"
  • Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls | Gary L. Thomas

    Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Gary L. Thomas
    • Narrated By Gary L. Thomas
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    Explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting, and why caring for children is such an effective discipline in shaping our souls and forming the character of Christ within us.

    Zhenya says: "good parenting book"
  • Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America | Tonya Bolden

    Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America

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    • By Tonya Bolden
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    The first African men, women, and children in colonial America did not arrive with dreams of freedom or hopes of a new, better life. They arrived after a torturous 90-day journey called the Middle Passage. And they arrived as slaves. Since that time, African-Americans have suffered, triumphed, despaired,and dreamed.

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