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The Developing Person

Kathleen Stassen Berger – This rich textbook is brimming with  fascinating and invaluable information on the development of your child and adolescent. Based on the latest scientific studies, this book offers a clear, personal and relevant understanding of your child’s journey. A wonderful read for parents filled with vibrant examples and interactive elements.

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What Every Baby Knows

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. –  Explore the inner workings of your child’s mind in this book by Harvard Professor of Pediatrics and renowned child development expert T. Berry Brazelton.  Looking deep into the experiences of five families, this book helps make sense of children’s unique and universal experiences, exploring why they feel how they feel… Read more »

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Compassionate Child Rearing

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – This eye-opening book introduces the theory and underlying dynamics involved in family relationships. The author helps explain how even well-intentioned parents unwittingly injure their children’s self-esteem and psychological functioning based on their own childhood defenses and self-destructive tendencies. By recognizing their own early life experiences and the internalized defenses they… Read more »

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The Fantasy Bond

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – This book offers a consistently developed set of hypotheses centering around the concept of the “fantasy bond,” an illusion of connection originally formed with the mother/ primary caretaker and later with significant others in the individual’s environment. Based on 28 years of research into the problem of resistance, this book… Read more »

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Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D., Lisa Firestone Ph.D. and Joyce Catlett, M.A.  – A psychological guide to achieving the “good life”: this book was created for anyone interested in personal development, deepening friendships, sustaining intimacy in couple relationships and developing healthy child-rearing practices. The book offers a compilation of therapeutic insights that are valuable in achieving… Read more »

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Combating Destructive Thought Processes

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – What keeps people from living in ways that satisfy their individual needs and priorities? In this book, clinical psychologist Robert W. Firestone sets forth his theory of the “critical inner voice,” a self-critical point of view that people have internalized based on hurtful life experiences. During a person’s most vulnerable… Read more »

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Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D., Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. and Joyce Catlett, M.A.  – Sexuality can be one of the most fulfilling pleasures in life. Yet it is an aspect of relationships that is complex and sometimes fraught with difficulty. Given the mixed messages about sexuality that exist in our culture, it is hardly surprising that people… Read more »

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Introduction to Alive to Parenting

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALIVE TO PARENTING

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Introduction to Alive to Intimacy

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALIVE TO INTIMACY

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