Stop Taking and Start Giving + Healthy Twins + Ending Defiance


Kevin Salwen, coauthor of The Power of Half.
Topic: One family’s decision to stop taking and start giving.
Issues: Realizing how much each of us has; what can you give away? The importance of volunteering; starting a family conversation; tapping into anger; experiencing the lives of others.



Joan Friedman, author of Emotionally Healthy Twins.
Topic:
A new philosophy for parenting two unique children.
Issues: Recognizing each twin as a unique individual; fostering each child’s separate friendships and activities; coping with the stress that comes with caring for two babies at the same time.



Alan Kazdin, author of The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child.
Topic: Parenting a defiant child without pills, therapy, or battles.
Issues: Why most of the parenting advice we get is guaranteed to fail; a research-based and proved approach that is guaranteed to work.

Inevitable Conversations + Getting Twins to Sleep + Launching Adult Children

[amazon asin=1615190783&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Sue Sanders, author of Mom, I’m Not a Kid Anymore.
Topic:
Navigating 25 inevitable conversations that arrive before you know it.
Issues: How not to be blindsided by your child’s pre-teen years; tough conversations like, “You and Dad do that?” “Did you ever smoke marijuana?” “Can I get American Eagle jeans?” and “Do these shorts make my butt look big?”

[amazon asin=0345497791&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Marc Weissbluth, author of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins.
Topic: Sleep training your multiples.
Issues: The difference between healthy sleep and junk sleep; why it’s important for babies to learn to fall asleep unassisted; tips for synchronizing twins’ sleep schedules; recognizing early drowsiness clues so you can catch the sleep wave before it’s too late…

Ellen Gibran-Hesse, author of Failure to Launch.
Topic: How to get teens and young adults to independence.
Issues: Guide your teen to the life and job skills needed to be independent; helping a college student structure their college experience so they’re employable after graduation; helping teens and young adults develop money management skills; how to do all that and still maintain close relationships.

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.

Womb for Went? Not anymore

One of the most prolific gestational surrogates ever, Meredith Olafson, just retired her uterus–after 11 surrogate births, including six c-sections. Olafson, a 47-year old nurse in North Dakota who also has four children of her own, carried three singletons, a set of twins, and two sets of triplets for other families.

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