In this endearing collection, the "guru of mommies" offers a wealth of ways to remind children that they are loved. The book's imaginative, hands-on activities and projects help prove the adage that actions speak louder than words. They all can be implemented with little preparation and at little or no cost, making the book a boon for today's busy families.
Even the most loving relationships occasionally need a fresh spark. This charming lovers' handbook contains 101 hints to help get the fires burning again. From creating a special crossword with clues only the two of you would know to sweet treats containing special messages to coupons for future engagements, Vicki Lansky's innovative suggestions offer fresh inspiration for rekindling the romance in any relationship.
ANOTHER USE FOR... has a 10 page index making it easier to find the solutions to household problems. Common household items are listed alphabetically, followed by five to ten additional and often surprising uses for that item. Beginning with ALCOHOL (to remove grass stains from clothing), ALUMINUM FOIL (to wrap doorknobs before painting to avoid drips), to WAX PAPER (to rub across closet rods for easy-sliding hangers.) You will be amazed at the ingenious ways you can use the ordinary things you have at home.Whimsical line drawings add a touch of humor to this clever compendium of handy suggestions for recycling, reusing or repositioning common items. Frugality is the watchword. This book should help throwaway habits and strike back at planned obsolescense.
From the Book Jacket: Your A to Z Guide to Marvelous Multiple Uses for Everyday Items You Have in Your House * Use a COFFEE FILTER to drain cooled cooking oil when pouring it into another container for reuse. * An old TOOTH' BRUSH is excellent for cleaning around crevices in the bathroom or kitchen. * Use a clean PAINT BRUSH to dust your house plants or to grease muffin tins. About the Author Vicki Lansky has collected and shared her practical hints and tips for years through her numerous parenting books, media appearances and feature columns. Her popular "Another Use For..." section has run in the HELP! column she writes for FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE since 1988.
Feed Me! I'm Yours is one of the all-time best-selling baby and toddler food cookbooks and can be found in millions of kitchens around the world. It contains more than 200 child-tested recipes and is a must-have book for all new parents. This cookbook will help you: blend fresh baby food in minutes; store homemade baby food so it's ready when you need it; make nutritious finger foods for babies and toddlers; discover recipes for teething biscuits your children will love; and provide variety and balance at mealtime with Vicki Lansky's child-tested ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. Vicki Lansky has revised her classic cookbook to provide information on infant feeding, foods likely to cause allergic reactions, poison prevention, feeding an ill child, and more. Much more than a mere recipe book, this resource helps parents keep mealtime safe, healthy, delicious, and tantrum-free.
Here is all the information parents could ever need to create a safe environment for their children. Practical "childproofing" tips are offered for every room in the house as well as for outdoors. The updated chapter on poison control includes a complete listing of poisonous household products-plants both indoor and outdoor-and what to do if a poisoning actually occurs.
This 7" x 6", 120 page book is fully indexed. Learn how baking soda was developed into a consumer product, how it works, and more importantly how to use it in an amazing number of ways. In fifteen different catagories, ranging from cooking and cleaning to hygience and home remedies, you'll find ideas you never thought of. Baking soda can be used for cooking, laundry, gardening, skin solutions, kitchen clean up, dental care, caring for kids, crafts and hobbies, bathroom clean up, grooming, pet problems, cars, and camping to name a few.
Plan the perfect party for your child! This book features ideas and tips. You'll find games, hunt how-tos, cake decorating, menu ideas, favors to make or buy, easy-to-do themes, words to songs and more. With age related information to help plan a great party, you can use this book year after year.
This helpful book will give you peace-of-mind when you are babysitting. From vital phone numbers and a caretaker medical release form to play ideas, bedtime tips, first aid info and more, the Dear Babysitter Handbook provides you important information while you're on the job.
Over 100 games and activities designed for use from birth to one year are a gift from Vicki Lansky, tried and true advice-giver and author of more than two dozen books on parenting. Games Babies Play is a collection of traditional and contemporary games that are organized into four three-month sections to keep pace with baby's changing abilities.
Sleep can be as sweet as this precious new cover. Mr. Moon in his nightcap, adorns this peaceful design with stars in blues and purples, surrounded by a soft yellow border. This 6.5" x 6.5" trade paperback has 136 pages detailed with floating stars and moons. There is a table of contents and an index to quickly reference any specific topic. There are 10 chapters including: sleeping patterns, bedtime routines, why babies cry, colic, sleep walking, allowing children in parents beds, coping with loss of sleep, naptimes, bedtimes, fears, and bad dreams. You'll find a wonderful selection of choices appropriate for childrens' various ages and stages. The author provides parents with creative techniques to cease bad habits and patterns. Arranged chronologically, written with wisdom, humor, and her understanding of parenting, this book is a reasuring guide to childhood sleep.
KoKo Bear Can Help Children* learn what divorce means* deal with changes in their everyday lives* talk about their feelings* recognize that their feelings are natural* be assured that their parents still love them and will take care of them* understand that divorce is not their fault
In KOKO BEAR'S BIG EARACHE, a read-aloud story for young children and their parents, popular parenting author Vicki Lansky uses an adorable character, KoKo, the unisex little bear, to provide reassurance and comfort for the child as well as helpful information for the parents.After KoKo wakes at night with another big earache, Dr. Polar recommends the insertion of tiny ear tubes to prevent any hearing loss. This means day surgery at the hospital and naturally KoKo is afraid. In this delightfully illustrated little story, children will share KoKo's discovery that the hopital is a great place to feel well again.In addition to KoKo's story, the book contains many useful tips for parents anxious to minimize their child's fears, plus essential information for insuring a child's speedy recovery. A section at the back of the book features easy-to-understand answers to parents' most commonly asked questions. This is also helpful to healthcare professionals who address parental concerns.
MaMa Bear and PaPa Bear are going out for the evening. And, like your child, KoKo is just a little scared. In this wonderfully illustrated story, you can share KoKo's first experience with a new babysitter.<P><P> For your child, KoKo's story sets a warm and happy example, guiding your child through your departure and reinforcing the concept of your eventual return. For you, each page contains proven tips for soothing your child's fears and anxieties, while providing invaluable advice on how to prepare our new sitter so you can leave with peace of mind.
This delightful read-aloud story for children uses parenting author Vicki Lansky's lovable unisex character, KoKo Bear, to show that toilet training is only a part of the larger process of growing up. Both boys and girls can identify with young KoKo's growing ability to learn just how nice dry diapers can be. Told through a fun and pleasurable story, KoKo helps children understand all the issues of potty training--what to expect and what's expected.Color illustrations on each page add warmth to the simple story that children can easily understand and convey the family's happiness with KoKo's success and their patience with accidents and hesitations.Every page contains read-aloud text in large type for the child as well as a box containing two or three practical tips in smaller type for the parent. Each tip provides helpful information on how to assess, respond and deal with a toddlers's predictable behavior during the often long period of time that training can take.
In A NEW BABY AT KOKO BEAR'S HOUSE, a read-aloud story for young children and their parents, popular parenting author Vicki Lansky uses an adorable character, KoKo, the unisex little bear, to help them get ready for a new baby brother or sister. As KoKo learns about MaMa Bear's pregnancy and BeBe Bear's birth and homecoming, children will identify and share the experience. Here children learn what they can expect with the arrival of this new baby.The simple story, written especially for children from two-and-a-half to six years old, describes feelings--jealousy, displacement and sagging self-esteem--that children will come to understand are normal. Charming color illustrations by Jane Prince warmly convey the anticipation and apprehensions of an expanding family.Each page contains a separate box with helpful tips and suggestions for parents to read silently while they read aloud to their child. KoKo's story and the accompanying advice for parents together should help make a new baby's arrival a happy event for the entire family.
KoKo Puede Ayudar Para Que los Ninos* aprendan o que significa el divorcio* enfrenten los cambios en su vida cotidiana* hablan acerca de sus sentimientos* reconozcan que sus sentimiento son naturales* queden asegurados que sus padres aun los amany que los seguiran cuidando y proteiendo* entiendan que el divorcio no es por su culpa KoKo Bear Can Help Children* learn what divorce means* deal with changes in their everyday lives* talk about their feelings* recognize that their feelings are natural* be assured that their parents still love them and will take care of them* understand that divorce is not their fault
When you are in search of quick ideas to make your parenting life smoother, Vicki Lansky will have a suggestion for you. This book is the best collection of down-to-earth ideas for new parents. It seems there are never enough resources at your disposal when it comes to caring for newborns and small children. Listen to the voice of experienced parents. In this book you will find suggestions for:* Coping with colic* Getting a baby to sleep* Diaper dos and don'ts* Toilet training tricks* Keeping kids safe* Traveling with tots* Keeping toys under control* Pleasing picky eaters* Building self esteem* Sibling JealousyThis is a collection of useful tips and ideas that Lansky and her readers gleaned over the years -- ideas that worked for others and will work for you.
Parents will learn how to set the stage, recognize readiness, choose a potty seat, dress their child for success, deal with an uncooperative child, find products--cloth or disposable, handle accidents, understand the issues, use rewards--or not, cope when traveling, and deal with bed-wetting. There is a Potty Progress Chart and a Potty Diploma to fill-in to post a child's successes.
This slim book (ideal for tucking into a purse or a tote) is packed with literally hundreds of ideas, hints and resources such as what to pack and what to leave behind, things to know when traveling alone, planning around children's ages and stages, entertaining travel games information on passports and visas, tips for camping, clothing and cleanups, helpful ideas for eating out and sleeping away from home and tips for surviving theme parks. This updated and revised paperback helps to deal with almost any situation.Planes, trains, boats & autos in greens and blues adorn the newly-designed cover. This trade paperback is 6.5"x 6.5" with 136 pages. There is a table of contents and an index to help quickly reference any specific topic. There are eight chapters that include planning, packing, entertaining, sleeping, eating, going by car, plane, train, bus & traveling abroad.Parenting expert, Vicki Lansky helps parents discover the ways to benefit and enjoy themselves and their children when traveling. Whether a spur of the moment weekend jaunt or traveling abroad, Ms. Lansky's common sense approach to learning to expect the unexpected, and always being prepared is the way to manage a stress free journey.
Vicki Lansky's Divorce Book for Parents presents practical suggestions for parents who want to learn those new parenting techniques and is based on the author's own experiences, those of other divorced parents, and the expertise of professionals, Lansky offers sensible advice for almost every issue of parenting through divorce. <P><P>Lansky identifies predictable behavior parents can expect from their kids and shows how to best respond to help them through the difficult transition. She suggests lists of age-appropriate books for children to read and shares valuable information for parents on custody options, money and the legalities of divorce. There are dozen of helpful references and resources (many online) on subjects discussed in each chapter. This book is a must for parents considering or experiencing divorce.
This collection of useful recipes, cleaning concepts and tips is full of ideas that have worked for others and will work for you. Whimsical line drawings by illustrator, Martha Campbell add a humorous touch to this wonderful addition of a home reference bookshelf filled with books by Vicki Lansky.A bit if history about, wonderful recipes for, and a lot of amazing uses for--VINEGAR are in this 7" x 6" trade paperback. One hundred and twenty pages fill this fun and practical compendium. In ten different chapters, ranging from cooking to cleaning to hygiene and home remedies, you'll find that vinegar also works as a diet aid, stain remover, condiment, odor eater, grooming aid, preservative and cleaner.
The thought of having a second child is often overwhelming to parents. With her trade mark humor and practical advice, well known parenting author, Vicki Lansky guides parents through the major transition from one child to two. WELCOMING YOUR SECOND BABY offers hundreds of practical tips and advice for preparing an older sibling for the baby's entrance into the family.Parents will find this book filled with helpful information for their own adjustment to the new baby as well as their child's. There are listings of services, resources, support groups and lots of other parent-tested "it worked for me" testimonials. A complete index makes the information easy to find and a welcome feature for any busy parent eager to reduce sibling rivalary.
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