Secret Life of Sleep + More Than Baby Blues

Kat Duff, author of The Secret Life of Sleep
Topic:
What happens between the time you fall asleep and the time when you wake up?
Issues: What is sleep? Stages of sleep; commercialization of sleep; dreams; babies and sleep; insomnia;


Valerie Davis Raskin, coauthor of This Isn’t What I Expected
Topic:
Overcoming postpartum depression
Issues: Symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD) and how it’s different than “baby blues”; dealing with panic attacks, stress overload, and obsessive urges; breaking the cycle of negative thinking; coping with the loss of self-esteem, when to get help; the dad’s role in support a new mom suffering from PPD

The Science of Dreams and Nightmares

[amazon asin=1442213302&template=thumbnail1&chan=default] Kelly Bulkeley, co-author of Children’s Dreams
Topic:
Understanding the dreams and nightmares of chdlihood
Issues: The science of dreams and imagination; the purpose of dreams; dreams of early childhood; dreams of middle and late childhood; interpreting dreams; dreams as play.

Understanding Children’s Dreams and Nightmares + Partnering with Your Pediatrician + Twins 101

[amazon asin=1442213302&template=thumbleft&chan=default] Kelly Bulkeley, co-author of Children’s Dreams
Topic:
Understanding the dreams and nightmares of childhood
Issues: The science of dreams and imagination; the purpose of dreams; dreams of early childhood; dreams of middle and late childhood; interpreting dreams; dreams as play


[amazon asin=1591026199&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Christopher Johnson, author of How to talk to Your Child’s Doctor.
Topic:
Partnering with your doctor to effectively care for your child.
Issues: The importance of the medical history; how and why the doctor examines your child; how to handle a difficult doctor; solving problems the way your doctor does.


[amazon asin=0470343680&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Khan-Van Le-Bucklin, author of Twins 101.
Topic:
Must-have tips for pregnancy through early childhood
Issues: Twin shock—what happens to parents when they get the news they’re expecting multiples; getting twins on the same schedule; telling identical twins apart; critical survival skills for parents of twins.