New Arrivals · Parenting

November 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Calmer, easier, happier screen time : for parents of toddlers to teens: a guide to getting back in charge of technology

November 16, 2017
Janis-Norton, Noël, author.
©2016
xiv, 257 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2016.
Includes index.
Section One: Why parents need to get back in charge -- Getting back in charge -- The four screen issues -- How big is our family's problem? -- The negative effects of screen time -- Teens and preteens -- Why screen time is so addictive -- Why does getting back in charge feel so difficult? -- Section Two: How to get back in charge of the electronics in your home -- How to limit screen time -- Screen time as a reward -- How to decide on a screen time reward plan for your family -- How to introduce the new plan to your child -- Q & As -- Section Three: The Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting strategies that will make the new screen habits easier to establish -- Descriptive Praise -- Strengthening your resolve -- Preparing for Success -- Reflective Listening -- Improving cooperation with the Never Ask Twice method and action replays -- Replacing screen time with other activities.
Do you constantly find yourself battling to stop your kids spending hours in front of a screen? Whether it's a tv, an ipad, a pc or a playstation children are spending more and more time absorbed in the digital world and for most parents it's a cause for concern.The most frequent question parenting expert Noel Janis Norton is asked by desperate parents is how to limit and manage screen time. Parents know their children became aggressive and stressed after prolonged time on an electronic device, and they know that it limits their child's willingness to do other activities, yet they are at a loss of what to do about it.In Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time, Noel adapts her proven parenting strategies to this most complex of areas. Using the latest scientific research to show just how addictive the digital world can be for the developing brain of a child, she using the calmer, easier, happier techniques to help parents wean their children away from their electronic devices and get back in charge.

There's no such thing as bad weather : a Scandinavian mom's secrets for raising healthy, resilient, and confident kids (from friluftsliv to hygge)

October 12, 2017
McGurk, Linda Akeson, author.
©2017
xiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A Swedish mother in rural Indiana -- A right to nature -- Fresh air is good for you -- Just let them play -- We must all take care of nature -- A little dirt won't hurt (nor will a little rain) -- Freedom with responsibility -- Outside, there is a better connection -- It takes a village -- A Scandinavian mother's "get up and go outside" manifesto.
"When Swedish-born Linda McGurk moved to small-town Indiana with her American husband to start a family, she quickly realized that her outdoorsy ways were not the norm. In Sweden children play outside all year round, regardless of the weather, and letting young babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is not only common -- it is a practice recommended by physicians. In the US, on the other hand, she found that the playgrounds, which she had expected to find teeming with children, were mostly deserted. In preschool, children were getting drilled to learn academic skills, while their Scandinavian counterparts were climbing trees, catching frogs, and learning how to compost. Worse, she realized that giving her daughters the same freedom to play outside that she had enjoyed as a child in Sweden could quickly lead to a visit by Child Protective Services. The brewing culture clash finally came to a head when McGurk was fined for letting her children play in a local creek, setting off an online firestorm when she expressed her anger and confusion on her blog. The rules and parenting philosophies of her native country and her adopted homeland were worlds apart. Struggling to fit in and to decide what was best for her children, McGurk turned to her own childhood for answers. Could the Scandinavian philosophy of "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes" be the key to better lives for her American children? And how would her children's relationships with nature change by introducing them to Scandinavian concepts like friluftsliv ("open-air living") and hygge (the coziness and the simple pleasures of home)? McGurk embarked on a six-month-long journey to Sweden to find out. There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather is a fascinating personal narrative that highlights the importance of spending time outdoors, and illustrates how the Scandinavian culture could hold the key to raising healthier, resilient, and confident children in America"--Provided by publisher.

A caregiver's journey through the tsunamis of life

October 12, 2017
Walker, Edna M.
©2015
154 pages ; 23 cm
Part 1. Childhood memories -- part 2. A test of true love -- part 3. Words of hope -- part 4. Letters from the heart.
"Edna Walker begins by sharing her memorable childhood life that was not short of adventure, survival and even some amusing experiences. She also talks about some of the meaningful relationships that have greatly influenced her life. Edna intimately narrates her touching personal journey through the tsunami she endured while caring for her dear husband, Norman Walker. She candidly talks of the pains and triumphs that she encountered. These experiences made her the woman of courage she is today."--Back cover.

13 things mentally strong parents don't do : raising self-assured children and training their brains for a life of happiness, meaning, and success

September 28, 2017
Morin, Amy, author.
©2017
342 pages ; 24 cm
They don't condone a victim mentality -- They don't parent out of guilt -- They don't make their child the center of the universe -- They don't allow fear to dictate their choices -- They don't give their child power over them -- They don't expect perfection -- They don't let their child avoid responsibility -- They don't shield their child from pain -- They don't feel responsible for their child's emotions -- They don't prevent their child from making mistakes -- They don't confuse discipline with punishment -- They don't take shortcuts to avoid discomfort -- They don't lose sight of their values.
"Do you prevent your child from making mistakes? Do you give your child power so a over you? Do you parent out of guilt? If so, you're not alone. Every parent wants to provide their child with the best and safest future. But in today's increasingly complicated and scary world, many parents have taken things a step too far, mistakenly believing that giving their children the best chance at a successful life involves trying to shield them from pain and reality. From free-range parenting to helicopter parenting, many of today's popular parenting practices aren't allowing parents to teach children the skills they need to become mentally strong adults. In [this book], Amy Morin turns her focus to parents, revealing what not to do-- the unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that hold adults back from raising mentally strong children. As a psychotherapist, an expert in family and teen therapy, and a foster parent, Morin has witnessed firsthand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. Morin demonstrates through easy-to-follow steps that with appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, children grow stronger and strive for a better, brighter future. Drawing on the insight she has gained from her experiences in her practice and her role as a foster parent, she combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and proven exercises to help children of all ages-- from preschoolers to teenagers-- build the mental muscle and grit they need to develop into healthy, strong adults."--Jacket.

How do I explain this to my kids? : parenting in the age of Trump

September 20, 2017
New York : New Press, [2017]
xii, 170 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction / Dr. Ava Siegler -- Part one. How do I explain this to my kids. Here's what I'm telling my brown son about Trump's America / Mira Jacob -- How do I explain to my daughters what happened in this election / Dan Kois -- As a Muslim, how do I tell my child the new president doesn't like us / Mebdi Hasan -- Parenting in the shadow of Trump / John Culhane -- "Only white people," said the little girl / Topher Sanders -- How kids talk about Donald Trump / Molly Knefel -- Can the Muslim American family survive Trump? / Huda Al-Marashi -- Arm them with facts : raising my girls in Gainesville, Flordia / Darlena Cunha -- Making kids feel safe in a Trump world isn't easy / Kera Bolonik -- "I love you, but..." what your Trump vote tells my family / David Valdes Greenwood -- The day after the election, I told my daughter the truth / Nicole Chung -- Fliers on the train / Carlos Sandoval -- In a time of Trump, millennial Jews awaken to antisemitism / Benjamin Wofford -- "I had a scary dream about Donald Trump" : Muslim parents face a tense election / Samantha Schmidt -- Should I teach my kids to value truth in the era of Trump? / John Ziegler -- Is Donald Trump dangerous for children? / Robin D.G. Kelley -- Trump is a great storyteller. We need to be better / Viet Thanh Nguyen -- Talking to kids about Trump's victory / Adam Gopnik -- Part two. How you explain this to your kids : Dr. Ava Siegler offers her best advice. Raising civilized children in an uncivilized world -- Protecting your children in the Trump era -- Explaining Trump to your kids -- The call to action: facing the future.
"In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, parents across the country found themselves at a loss for words. And with the Trump administration now well underway, parents continue to struggle to respond thoughtfully and appropriately to these unprecedented times"--Back cover.

In good faith : secular parenting in a religious world

September 7, 2017
Polonchek, Maria, 1979- author.
©2017
xii, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: on making it personal -- Baggage claim -- Religious education -- Morality -- Awe and wonder -- Death -- Meaning and purpose -- Family -- Holidays, traditions, and rituals -- Conclusion: on needing community -- Bibliography -- Index.
Part memoir, part cultural exploration, this book covers the author's journey as she grows up in an evangelical Christian home, leaves religion behind as a young adult, and goes on to raise children in a family outside of religious belief. Maria Polonchek weaves a personal story with up-to-date studies and philosophic exploration of what it means to raise secular children in an otherwise religious world. Offering careful and respectful advice for other parents who are raising their children outside of a particular religious belief system, she explores the many other ways of instilling identity, belonging, and meaning into our lives and the lives of children. Honest and irreverent, the author admits to her religious "baggage" and searches for better understanding of such topics as religious education, morality, awe, death, purpose, and meaning, and tradition from secular perspectives. She interviews experts, looks at various studies, and turns to a variety of sources for answers, while maintaining a casual and personal tone. While she ultimately argues for parents to let their children shape their own beliefs, she encourages families to tend to existential and social needs that sometimes go unnoticed or unconsidered in life outside religion.

Gentle discipline : using emotional connection -- not punishment -- to raise confident, capable kids

August 31, 2017
Ockwell-Smith, Sarah, author.
©2017
xxiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Simultaneously published in London, UK as Gentle discipline book, 2017.
Why children misbehave -- How children learn -- How children's brains develop -- The problem with common discipline methods -- School discipline -- Coping with violent and destructive behavior -- Coping with whining and sulking -- Coping with not listening and refusal to do things -- Coping with rudeness and back talk -- Coping with sibling rivalry -- Coping with lying -- Coping with swearing -- Coping with low self-esteem and a lack of confidence -- Working with parental demons -- Your journey to gentle discipline.
"Discipline is an essential part of raising happy and successful kids, but as more and more parents are discovering, conventional approaches often don't work and can even lead to more frustration, resentment, power struggles, and shame. In this inspiring and practical guide, popular parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith debunks common myths about punishments, rewards, the 'naughty step,' and more, and presents practical, connection-based techniques that really work -- and that bring parents and kids closer together instead of driving them apart." -- Back cover.

The co-parenting handbook : raising well-adjusted and resilient kids from little ones to young adults through divorce or separation

August 22, 2017
Bonnell, Karen, author.
Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, [2017]
xx, 267 pages ; 22 cm
"A practical manual for parents who are transitioning from being a couple with children to being co-parents. This guide helps those parents navigate difficult emotional terrain, create boundaries, and establish guidelines so that together they can be the parents their children deserve."-- Provided by publisher.

Parenting the addicted teen : a 5-step foundational program

August 15, 2017
Krovitz-Neren, Barbara, author.
Las Vegas, NV : Central Recovery Press, [2017]
136 pages ; 23 cm.
Paying attention to what your child needs -- Looking at what interferes with healthy parenting -- Learning the basics of the 5-step foundational parenting program -- Putting the 5-step process to work for you -- Developing new responses to common dilemmas -- Avoiding parenting relapse -- Reclaiming yourself and your family.

Ignore it! : how selectively looking the other way can decrease behavioral problems and increase parenting satisfaction

August 8, 2017
Pearlman, Catherine.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2017]
256 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A TarcherPerigee Book."

Help your kids with adolescence : a no-nonsense guide to puberty and the teenage years.

July 28, 2017
New York, New York : DK, 2017.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Growing up -- Female puberty -- Male puberty -- Healthy body -- Healthy mind -- Achieving potential -- Digital life -- Wider world -- Families -- Relationships -- Sexuality -- Sex.
Presents a guide to helping parents and children survive and thrive through the teenage years, covering such topics as emotional well-being, physical changes, online safety, family dynamics, relationships, and sexuality.

The present parent handbook : 26 simple tools to discover that this moment, this action, this thought, this feeling is exactly why i am here

July 28, 2017
Dukes, Timothy, author.
London Familius, 2017.
154 pages ; 18 cm.
In chapters organized from A to Z, with core themes like balance and say yes, Dukes guides readers on the path to becoming a more present, in-the-moment parent.

How to raise an amazing child the Montessori way

June 20, 2017
Seldin, Tim, 1946- author.
New York : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2017.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Why Montessori? -- Discovery through the senses -- Let me do it -- Keeping the peace -- Exploring the wider world -- Best time to learn.
"A practical parenting program to help build a calm and happy home life with your child, from birth through age six. This guide is based on Montessori school methods and packed with creative activities to help children discover more about their world as well as foster independence, concentration, and respect for others"--Back cover.

Love and logic magic for early childhood : practical parenting from birth to six years

June 14, 2017
Fay, Jim, author.
©2015
xv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Provides the compassionate insights and timely tools required for parenting youg ones in the 21st century.

Parenting in transracial adoption : real questions and real answers

May 1, 2017
Hoyt-Oliver, Jane, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An imprint ofABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
xix, 171 pages ; 24 cm
In her voice : Michelle -- I never thought about race growing up -- Dealing with race in the extended family and community -- Hair as a metaphor : entering into the culture of your child -- In his voice : Kevin -- Parenting between cultures : important considerations for parents -- Parenting a transracially adopted child with a history of trauma -- Adoption communication within the transracial adoptive family -- Ini her voice : Angela -- Conversations with practitioners : what adoption professionals want parents to consider.
Anchored in a qualitative study of parents who have adopted children identified as being of a different race, this book draws from the real-life experiences of those parents to raise and respond to questions that arise before, during, and after transracial adoption. Its goal: to help adoptive parents (and child welfare professionals) understand the underlying racial challenges in a transracial adoption so they can help their children cope.--Jacket flap.

Telling the truth to your adopted or foster child : making sense of the past

May 1, 2017
Smalley, Betsy Keefer, 1949-
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
xiv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
The power of secrets on family relationships -- Truth or consequences : a great debate -- Just the facts, ma'am : why do children need them? -- Learning about your child : a fact-finding mission -- Adoption through a child's eyes : developmental stage -- Through a parent's eyes : the challenges in creating an environment of ongoing adoption communication -- Principles of talking about adoption -- Sharing the hard stuff : the adoptive parent's challenge -- Twelve tools of parent/child communication -- Transracial or transcultural adoption : talking about adoption and race -- Kinship foster care and adoption : telling the truth when it's "all in the family" -- Adolescence : parents matter : keeping lines of communication open -- Managing communication with openness in adoption : questions most asked by parents -- Communication about adoption outside the family -- Appendix A: Information needed to prepare a case for adoption -- Appendix B: Triggers for adoption issues -- Appendix C: Lifebooks : they are effective for children in understanding their story.
This guide to openness, communication, and truthfulness in adopter-adoptee relationships is designed to meet the practical and informational needs of adoptive parents, foster parents, adoption professionals, mental health professionals, and school teachers and counselors who have adopted or foster children.

How to stop thumbsucking and other oral habits : practical solutions for home and therapy

April 27, 2017
Marshalla, Pam.
Kirkland, WA : Marshalla Speech and Language ; Greenville, S.C. ; ©2001.
79 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 1997 as Thumbsucking; and in 2000 as How to help children stop thumbsucking.
A practical guide of easy-to-understand solutions that have helped thousands of children stop or reduce thumbsucking.

The 36-hour day : a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer disease, other dementias, and memory loss

April 26, 2017
Mace, Nancy L., author.
©2017
xx, 393 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Authors' names taken from cover.
Dementia -- Getting medical help for the person who has dementia -- Characteristic behavioral symptoms in people who have dementia -- Problems in independent living -- Problems arising in daily care -- Medical problems -- Managing the behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia -- Symptoms associated with mood change and suspiciousness -- Special arrangements if you become ill -- Getting outside help -- You and the person who has dementia -- How caring for a person who has dementia affects you -- Caring for yourself -- For children and teenagers -- Financial and legal issues -- Long-term care arrangements -- Preventing and delaying cognitive decline -- Brain disorders and the causes of dementia -- Research on dementia.
When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. Mace and Robins provide practical and specific advice to make care easier, improve quality of life, and lift the spirits of a family dealing with Alzheimer disease.

The happiest kids in the world : how Dutch parents help their kids (and themselves) by doing less

April 10, 2017
Acosta, Rina Mae, author.
©2017
245 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Discovering Dutchland -- Mothering the mother -- The real happiest babies on the block -- Joyful illiterate pre-schoolers -- Stress-free schooling -- On discipline -- Biking through the rain -- A childhood of freedom -- The simple life -- Happy parents have happy kids -- It's all about the hagelslag -- Let's talk about sex -- Dutch teenagers don't rebel -- Conclusion: let's start a revolution -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
Would parents rather their children be successful or happy? Kids in the US face lots of pressure to excel -- often at the expense of happiness. But does it have to be this way? Not in the Netherlands! Expats Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison -- both married to Dutchmen and bringing up their kids in the Netherlands --examine the unique environment that enables the Dutch to turn out such well-adjusted, independent children.

You are your child's first teacher : encouraging your child's natural development from birth to age six

March 16, 2017
Baldwin, Rahima, 1949-
New York : Ten Speed Press, ©2012.
xiv, 322 pages ; 24 cm
You are your child's first teacher -- Home life as the basis for all learning -- Birth to three: growing down and waking up -- Helping your baby's development -- Helping your toddler's development -- Rhythm in home life -- Discipline and other parenting issues -- Nourishing your child's imagination and creative play -- Developing your child's artistic ability -- Encouraging your child's musical ability -- Cognitive development and eary childhood education -- Common parenting questions: from television to immunizations -- Help for the journey -- Appendix: Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf Education.
Baldwin offers new ways for parents and educators to enrich the lives of children from birth to age six. This new and revised edition features updated resources and additional information on discipline, early childhood programs, toilet training, using home life as curriculum, and more.

Entitlemania : how not to spoil your kids and what to do if you have

March 13, 2017
Watts, Richard (Richard Connell), 1955- author.
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2017]
viii, 202 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Entitlemania is an epidemic. Well-intentioned parents across the country are enabling a ''me'' generation of children who lack the wisdom and satisfaction of accomplishment that only struggle and adversity can bring. As a veteran advisor and legal counsel to America's most successful families, Richard Watts has seen the extremes of entitlement up close and wants to help you avoid creating it in your own children. Entitlemania will teach you how to redirect kids and repair adults who believe the world owes them something. Your greatest challenge may be learning to control your own actions! Entitlemania will provide practical strategies like creating boundaries, walking your talk, and allowing children to fend for themselves. A groundbreaking book that sheds important light on an increasingly pervasive social trend affecting children at every age--and at every income bracket! The big takeaway for parents: You may have to let your children fail so they can learn how to succeed."--provided by Amazon.com.

American Academy of Pediatrics guide to toilet training

December 15, 2016
New York : Bantam Books, [2016]
xx, 214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Toilet Training: A Natural Part of Growing Up -- How to Tell When Your Child Is Ready -- Encouraging Your Child's Progress -- Accidents, Resistance, and Other Toilet-Training Challenges -- Toilet Training and the Older Child -- Beyond Toilet Training: Common Problems and Their Causes -- Toilet-Training Children with Special Needs -- Bedwetting -- The Self-Sufficient Child.
"Helping your child through the toilet-training process may be one of your greatest challenges as a parent. And when it comes to this important developmental stage, every child is unique. If you've been confused by conflicting information from friends, relatives--even other books--here is expert advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the organization representing the nation's finest pediatricians."--Amazon.com.

1-2-3 magic teen : communicate, connect, and guide your teen to adulthood

November 21, 2016
Phelan, Thomas W., 1943- author.
©2016
xv, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published as Surviving Your Adolescents in 2012 by ParentMagic, Inc." -- Title page verso.
Introduction: meet the snub -- Straight thinking. Appreciating adolescence -- What's normal? -- Risky business -- Diagnosing your own reactions -- Your new job description -- Don't take it personally. Making sense of the snub -- "Don't take it personally" in action -- Manage and let go. Six kids : intervention examples -- Establishing house rules -- Managing the big four risks -- Your teens have their MBAs! -- Possible intervention roles -- Stay in touch. What not to do : the four cardinal sins -- What to do -- Take care of yourself. The midlife parent -- How to take care of yourself -- Relax and enjoy the movie. Boomerang kids -- The future -- Appendix : managing other issues -- Index -- About the author.
"From rule-breaking and risk-taking to defensive communication and disrespect, parenting a teenager can feel like modern warfare, but it doesn't have to be that way. In 1-2-3 Magic Teen, Thomas W. Phelan explains how to better understand your teenager, which problems are not worth fighting over, and why your child's behavior likely matches the definition of a normal adolescent."--Provided by publisher.

ToughLove : raising confident, kind, resilient kids

November 4, 2016
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2016.
ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
On the cover: Mom.me presents
"18 top experts share proven parenting strategies"--Cover.
Introduction : Raising great parents -- Foreword : Why we need toughLOVE and why we need it now / Lisa Belkin -- Part one: What is tough LOVE all about? -- Is one parenting style best? / Peggy Drexler, PhD -- Setting limits with love / Robert J. MacKenzie, EdD -- Raising resilient children and teens / Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSED -- Parenting the new millennium teen / Michael Bradley, EdD -- "Gimme" kids: the toxic cocktail of entitlement, narcissism, and materialism / Madeline Levine, PhD -- Why empathy matters and how to raise kids who will be empathetic adults / Fran Walfish, PsyD -- Engaging with your kids: what is family time these days and how can we make the most of it? / Ellen Galinsky, MS -- Part two: Putting everything into action -- Deciding what your family values / Ann Corwin, PhD, MED -- Routine Zen: teaching independence and gaining sanity / Lynne Kenney, PsyD -- The art of mealtime / Jill Castle, MS, RDN -- Managing academics in the home and school: finding the balance / Dan Peters, PhD -- How to raise successful and happy young athletes / Jim Taylor, PhD -- Screen-savvy parenting: tv, movies, and media messages in the digital age / James P. Steyer, JD -- Going with the technology flow and raising good digital citizens / Sandra Bryson, MFT -- Sex ed for the modern parent / Logan Levkoff, PhD -- Getting it right for kids when parents part / Christina McGhee, MSW -- It takes a vital village to raise great kids--and great parents / Janet Taylor, MD.
"Combining a high level of nurture with an emphasis on boundaries and structure, toughLOVE is the sanity-saving guide to raising school-age children who will be kind, confident adults. Our eighteen leading experts help you find solutions that come from decades in the trenches as the country's most esteemed and well-known coaches, therapists, teachers, and counselors. And, perhaps most significantly, as parents themselves,"--page [4] of cover.

Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up

October 18, 2016
Bérubé, Michael, 1961- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]
224 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
The story of Jamie Berube's journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Berube to the world as a sweet, bright, gregarious little boy who loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. At four, he is like many young people his age, but his Down syndrome leads most people to see him only in terms of his disability. Twenty years later, Jamie is no longer little, though he still loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Berube chronicles his son's growth and his growing love of the world, writing as both a disability studies scholar and as a father. He follows Jamie through the transitions within his family and home life, through his school years, through the complicated process of entering the workforce with a disability. In a book that joins stirring memoir and sharp philosophical inquiry, Berube guides us through the labyrinth of ethical issues surrounding how we approach disability and uses Jamie's story to argue for a deeper understanding of disability that challenges us to move toward a more just, more inclusive society.

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