New Arrivals · Parenting

September 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The power of presence : be a voice in your child's ear even when you're not with them

September 18, 2018
Moore, Joy Thomas, 1950- author.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2018.
xxvi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Foreword / by Wes Moore -- Introduction -- Presence of mind -- Presence of heart -- Presence of faith -- Presence of courage -- Presence of resources -- Presence of connectedness -- Presence of values -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- About the author.
The mother of memoirist Wes Moore outlines seven specific strategies--including faith, courage, and financial freedom--for ensuring that children consistently feel a positive caregiver's presence regardless of distance.

Beyond the checkup from birth to age four : a pediatrician's guide to calm, confident parenting

September 14, 2018
Voytas, Luke, author.
Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, [2018]
xi, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- The final preparations -- It's go time! -- Two weeks -- Vaccines! -- Two months -- Four months -- Six months -- Nine months -- Twelve months -- Fifteen months -- Eighteen months -- Two years -- Three to four years -- Cases -- Closing thoughts.
"A good-health handbook for parents of children from birth through age four that helps new or anxious parents feel confident, and with a special emphasis on the first couple of years of baby's life. This handbook for parents of newborns and children up to the age of four is a breath of fresh air in the parenting category. Dr. Luke Voytas is a practicing pediatrician (and father of two young kids) who helps new parents to feel confident and secure in their ability to meet their baby's needs. Chapters begin with the final preparations leading up to baby's birth, including how to find the right doctor and the essentials you will need when he or she comes home. The book then follows the normal checkup schedule through age four. Development and feeding are addressed throughout, but the heart of the book wrestles with topics like sleep, picky eaters, discipline, and screen time. Also included are frequently asked questions and brief case studies that prepare parents for handling common illnesses they might encounter. Using respected scientific studies to back up information and recommendations, this handbook will be a trusted reference new parents can count on"-- Provided by publisher.

Time to parent : organizing your life to bring out the best in your child and you

September 6, 2018
Morgenstern, Julie, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Intro: kids : an instruction manual -- Time & attention -- Undivided focus : what parents crave -- Loved & listened to : what kids need -- Organizing the job : a simple blueprint -- A guide to the quadrants -- Self assessing -- Where do you gravitate? : your time management profile -- Four time management skills you must master -- Raising a human : doing your P.A.R.T -- Provide -- Arrange -- Relate -- Teach -- Being a human : fueling your S.E.L.F -- Sleep -- Exercise -- Love -- Fun -- Life happens -- When life throws you curveballs -- Moving, divorce, illness, job loss -- Afterword: enjoy the ride.

Prime time parenting : the two-hour-a-day secret to raising great kids

August 29, 2018
Miller, Heather, author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Lifelong, 2018.
xx, 234 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Getting to calm : cool-headed strategies for parenting tweens + teens

July 18, 2018
Kastner, Laura Scribner.
Mercer Island, WA : ParentMap, [2018]
v, 247 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: teen difficulties happen to the best of parents -- When your sweet child morphs into a sassy teen -- When smart teens do really dumb things -- When your trustworthy teen pulls a fast one -- When you and your spouse disagree -- When your teen is acting like a spoiled brat -- When you're worried you're losing your teen -- When they're screaming at you, or not talking at all -- When teens are mean -- When screen time dominates your teen's life -- When romantic sparks begin to fly -- When you need to talk about sex -- When you're fighting about grades -- When you catch your teen with alcohol or drugs -- When everyone is completely stressed out.
Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and substance use -- with clear, easy-to-follow suggestions for setting limits while maintaining a close and loving relationship. Find out why Dr. T. Berry Brazelton calls Getting to Calm required reading for any parent who struggles with their teen.

The good news about bad behavior : why kids are less disciplined than ever--and what to do about it

July 18, 2018
Lewis, Katherine Reynolds, author.
©2018
ix, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- An epidemic of misbehavior -- The brain and discipline -- The old methods don't work -- The way forward -- Connection -- Communication -- Capability -- Limits and routines -- Modeling -- Create lasting change.
Today's parents live with an exhausting reality: persistent defiance from children. About half of the current generation of children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age eighteen. And many parents feel increasingly unable to exert any influence over their children. In our highly connected age, the all-powerful parent is largely a thing of the past.

Parent alert! : how to keep your kids safe online

July 13, 2018
Geddes, Will, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2018.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"This practical go-to guide highlights all the risks kids face when they chat online, share selfies, use apps, and explore the Internet. International security expert Will Geddes answers difficult questions from worried parents and gives simple action plans, preventative steps, and advice on how to recognize the warning signs"--Back cover.

Ready, set, go! : a gentle parenting guide to calmer, quicker potty training

July 9, 2018
Ockwell-Smith, Sarah, author.
New York, New York : Tarcher Perigee, [2017]
xiii, 191 pages ; 21 cm
Physiological readiness -- When to begin -- Getting ready to start -- Let's go! -- Nighttime potty training -- Common problems and how to solve them -- Questions from parents -- A closing note.
If you're like most parents, you're probably feeling pretty nervous about potty training. But don't worry, help is on the way. This supportive guide provides step-by-step advice for a compassionate and emotionally aware processone that focuses on positive connection rather than relying on gimmicks, pressure, or rewards (which usually backfire).

On becoming baby wise : giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep

June 25, 2018
Ezzo, Gary, author.
Mount Pleasant, SC : Parent-Wise Solutions, [2017]
279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Right beginnings -- Feeding philosophies -- Babies and sleep -- Facts on feeding -- Managing your baby's day -- Waketimes and naps -- When your baby cries -- Colic, reflux and the inconsolable baby -- Topic pool -- Multiple births: the endless party -- Appendix 1: Taking care of baby and mom -- Appendix 2: What to expect and when -- Appendix 3: Problems solving -- Appendix 4: Monitoring your baby's growth -- Appendix 5: Healthy baby growth charts.
Teaches parents about synchronized feedings so their baby will establish cycles for wake time and nighttime, giving both parent and child the rest they need.

Differently wired : raising an exceptional child in a conventional world

June 15, 2018
Reber, Deborah, author.
©2018
ix, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Part one. A rallying cry -- An unmarked path -- The new normal -- Square pegs in round holes -- What's keeping us stuck -- It's time for something new -- Part two. How everything can change -- Question everything you thought you knew about parenting -- Get out of isolation and connect -- Let go of what others think -- Stop fighting who your child is and lean in -- Parent from a place of possibility instead of fear -- Let your child be on their own time line -- Become fluent in your child's language -- Create a world where your child can be secure -- Give (loud and unapologetic) voice to your reality -- Practice relentless self-care -- Let go of your impossible expectations for who you "should" be as a parent -- Make a ruckus when you need to -- Align with your partner -- Find your people (and ditch the rest) -- Recognize how your energy affects your child -- Show up and live in the present -- Help your kids embrace self-discovery -- If it doesn't exist, create it -- Epilogue: Join the revolution.
"Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are--these are what Deborah Reber is calling the "differently wired" kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. Their challenges are many. But for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as hard--struggling to find the right school, the right therapist, the right parenting group while feeling isolated and harboring endless internal doubts about what's normal, what's not, and how to handle it all. But now there's hope. Written by Deborah Reber, a bestselling author and mother in the midst of an eye-opening journey with her son who is twice exceptional (he has ADHD, Asperger's, and is highly gifted), Differently Wired is a how-to, a manifesto, a book of wise advice, and the best kind of been-there, done-that companion. On the one hand it's a book of saying NO, and how it's time to say no to trying to fit your round-peg kid into society's square holes, no to educational and social systems that don't respect your child, no to the anxiety and fear that keep parents stuck. And then it's a book of YES. By offering 18 paradigm shifts--what she calls "tilts"-- Reber shows how to change everything. How to "Get Out of Isolation and Connect." "Stop Fighting Who Your Child Is and Lean In." "Let Go of What Others Think." "Create a World Where Your Child Can Feel Secure." "Find Your People (and Ditch the Rest)." "Help Your Kids Embrace Self-Discovery." And through these alternative ways of being, discover how to stay open, pay attention, and become an exceptional parent to your exceptional child"-- Provided by publisher.

Parenting : a house united : changing children's hearts and behaviors by teaching self-government

May 22, 2018
Peck, Nicholeen, author.
©2009
405 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction : crisis course -- Step one : Finding your family vision. Teaching self-government ; The race ; Vision, WHY? ; Finding vision ; It starts with you ; Know your children ; Inspire mission -- Step two : Establishing a family government. Family government ; Family activities ; Acceptance ; Love and mercy ; Trust ; Family standard ; Family economy ; Couple's meeting ; Family meetings ; Mentor sessions ; Power struggles and threats -- Step three : Teaching self-government. What are we communicating? ; Problem solving ; Four basic skills ; Make it worth it : praising ; Getting ready to say okay : prepping ; Correcting bad behaviors ; The rule of three ; Parent counseling : for focus ; Straight talk about sex ; Prayer : parent power in action -- Question and answer -- Conclusion : a bumpy road.
This book shows parents the communication skills they need to teach their children to govern themselves. With the proper family environment and understanding of childhood behaviors homes can become happier.

Beyond the rainbow bridge : nurturing our children from birth to seven

May 16, 2018
Patterson, Barbara J.
Amesbury, Mass. : Michaelmas Press, ©2000.
xix, 194 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
My life, my work, our children -- Raising healthy, happy, and capable children -- Play, the lifeblood of a healthy childhood -- Developing the twelve senses -- Creative discipline -- Parent-child classes with Barbara.

Making the "terrible" twos terrific!

May 14, 2018
Rosemond, John K., 1947- author.
Kansas City : Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, [2013]
x, 229 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The big picture -- Promoting healthy development -- Creative discipline -- Adventures on (and around) the great white water chair -- No more bedtime blues -- Territoriality and aggression, or (Bap!) "Mine!" -- Day care vs. parent care, or Who's minding the store? -- A final word or two.
Guides parents through the steps of establishing an effective disciplinary style and a tried-and-true recipe for bringing out the very best in young children.

Be the parent, please : stop banning seesaws and start banning Snapchat : strategies for solving the real parenting problems

May 7, 2018
Riley, Naomi Schaefer, author.
West Conshohocken, PA : Templeton Press, [2018]
x, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Screen time -- What we don't know can't hurt us -- Babies aren't meant to be Einsteins -- Are you preparing your child for school or Las Vegas? -- Drop the call ... and the phone while you are at it -- The price of internet access is eternal vigilance -- Think American education can't get worse? Put iPads in the classroom -- Just say no -- Less technology, more independence.
"Screens are seductive. We see it in our toddlers, begging for tablets. We see it in our pre-teens, leading double lives on Tumblr. We see it in ourselves, too, as much of our time gets sucked into news feeds and emails. From a parenting vantage, technology has been the holy grail, allowing us to outsource the unpleasant tasks and give ourselves a break. No clean-up after painting when it's done on a tablet. No complaints of "I'm bored" on a road trip when there's a game-loaded smartphone. No screams when you have to take a call if the kids are absorbed in a screen rather than running around the house. But, as many parents have guessed from their distracted, sedentary, and incessantly anxious-about-what-might-be-going-on-without-them kids, there some things you just can't out-source: you have to be the parent."--Jacket.

Loving your children more than you hate each other : powerful tools for navigating a high-conflict divorce

April 25, 2018
Behrman, Lauren J., author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2018]
188 pages ; 23 cm
Offers advice for co-parenting after a high-conflict divorce, especially with an ex-partner who behaves badly, with tips for managing intense emotion, communicating, and creating a peaceful and loving environment for children.

Voice lessons for parents : what to say, how to say it, and when to listen

April 18, 2018
Mogel, Wendy, 1951- author.
New York : Scribner, 2018.
xvi, 302 pages ; 24 cm
The audience is listening : from infancy through toddlerhood -- The cathedral space of childhood : learning the language of your child's world -- The biggest, strongest, fastest : connecting with young boys -- The boss, the bestie, the high priestess of pretend : conversing with young girls -- Hard topics : talking to young children about sex, death, and money -- Spirit guides in disguise : an introduction to teenagers -- The exchange student Kazakhstan : teenage boys -- The visiting niece from a distant state : teenage girls -- The opinionators : teaming up with your partner, your ex, the grandparents, and "Olivia's mom" -- The trustees : getting the best out of nannies, teachers, coaches, and other adults in your child's life -- Appendix: Relative differences between boys and girls in brain development and function, expanded.
Presents an essential guide to the art of talking with children that demonstrates how a change of voice can transform conversations and ease parent-child relationships, sharing strategies for communicating with kids at different age levels.

How to raise kind kids : and get respect, gratitude, and a happier family in the bargain

April 10, 2018
Lickona, Thomas, author.
New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
xxvii, 308 pages ; 22 cm
"Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. We all want our kids to be kind. But that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your son being unkind. A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. Now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to bring peace and foster cooperation at home. Kindness doesn't stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues--like courage, self-control, respect, and gratitude. With concrete examples drawn from the many families Dr. Lickona has worked with over the years and clear tips you can act on."--Provided by publisher.

Twinsight : a guide to raising emotionally healthy twins : with advice from the experts (academics) and the real experts (twins)

April 4, 2018
Lovitz, Dara, author.
©2018
xiii, 190 pages ; 23 cm
Dara Lovitz bypasses the usual discussions on how to pay for two tuitions and instead tackles deeper questions: how do you help twins feel like individuals? Should they be expected to be each other's caretaker? How can a parent avoid comparing? How can you encourage relationships outside the twinship? Drawing on over seventy interviews with adult twins and their non-twin siblings, as well as expert insights from educators and psychologists and exhaustive research, Lovitz offers parents a definitive roadmap to raising emotionally healthy twins now and into the future.

GIST : the essence of raising life-ready kids

March 9, 2018
Anderson, Michael W. (Psychologist), author.
©2016
317 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published by GISTWorks, LLC, Minneapolis, MN in a slightly different form"--Title page verso.
Love must evolve -- Learning and anti-learning -- The nature of life -- The difference between fun and joy -- Checklist for adulthood -- The eagle story -- The easy way out -- Just shut up! -- Self-protection -- Because it works -- Case study: Jenna -- The two things -- Case study: Kyle -- Tell the truth -- The origins of self-esteem -- Shame -- Over-parenting -- Be careful what you say -- The black hole of technology -- Overloaded -- Learned helplessness -- The impact of stress.
"Gist is a fascinating look at many aspects of life that wouldn't typically be associated with parenting. But, the result is a new way to think about parenting that is effective, efficient, and enjoyable. The book's focus on life-readiness offers parents a new lens through which to see their parenting interactions and translates to an approach that eliminates many of the power struggles and ineffective patterns that can rob families of much of their joy -- Amazon.

Parenting from the inside out : how a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive

February 21, 2018
Siegel, Daniel J., 1957-
©2014
xxiv, 311 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
How we remember : experience shapes who we are -- How we perceive reality : constructing the stories of our lives -- How we feel : emotion in our internal and interpersonal worlds -- How we communicate : making connections -- How we attach : relationships between children and parents -- How we make sense of our lives : adult attachment -- How we keep it together and how we fall apart : the high road and the low road -- How we disconnect and reconnect : rupture and repair -- How we develop mindsight : compassion and reflective dialogues.
Explores the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent, drawing on new findings in neurobiology and attachment research and explaining how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain. Offers parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories.

The organized child : an effective program to maximize your kid's potential-- in school and in life

February 15, 2018
Gallagher, Richard (Psychiatrist), author.
©2018
x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Part I Understanding your child's disorganization. 1 Organization and the executive assistant in your child's brain ; 2 From parent to coach : taking on a new mindset to get your child organized ; 3 Discovering your child's organizational strengths and weaknesses -- Part II Laying the foundation for change. 4 Overview of the skills-building program ; 5 Prompt, monitor, praise, reward : how to motivate your child down the path toward organization ; 6 Building a connection between home and school -- Part III Organizational skills for school tasks. 7 Tracking assignments ; 8 Managing school materials ; 9 Time management for schoolwork ; 10 Planning for long-term assignments and tests -- Part IV Putting the last piece in place. 11 Managing the glitches at home ; 12 Putting it all together : making organizational skills part of your daily routine ; 13 When your child need additional help -- Appendix : creating your own planner -- Resource.

Achtung baby : an American mom on the German art of raising self-reliant children

January 15, 2018
Zaske, Sara, author.
©2017
ix, 239 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction Modern Germany. Beyond the stereotype ; A short historical update ; The culture of control ; Why German parenting matters -- 1. Leaving America. A cold arrival ; Everything in order -- 2. Berlin babies. Where midwives rule ; The American disadvantage ; A Berlin birth -- 3. Attachment problems. German parents and attachment theory ; Independent infants ; Mother knows best? -- 4. Small children, small worries (Kleine Kinder, kleine Sorgen). The kindergarten east-west legacy ; Early kita skills ; Quality of care ; Child-care benefits -- 5. The democratic kindergarten. Faster or better learning ; Children in charge ; Discipline ; Kita trips ; Teaching kita skills in the United States -- 6. Starting school. Play school ; Educational priorities ; Homework, food, and protest -- 7. No bad weather. America inside ; Germans and free nature ; Taking away the toys -- 8. The freedom to move. Why German children walk alone ; Freedom to play -- 9. Dangerous things. The art of fire ; Tools ; Adventure play ; Necessary dangers ; A celebration of fear -- 10. Tough subjects. Death ; Religion -- 11. Facing the past. The history of memory ; Historic crimes and responsibility -- 12. Big kids, big worries (Grosse Kinder, grosse Sorgen). The space to be young ; An extra-long adolescence ; The academic question ; Achieving adulthood -- 13. Coming back to America. Starting American school ; Fourth-grade blues ; Freedom for kids in the land of the free -- Epilogue German lessons. The rights of children ; Freedom of ideas.
"When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom--much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States? Through her own family's often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with 'selbstandigkeit' (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults." -- Amazon.com.

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.

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