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Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat: Strategies for Solving the Real Parenting ProblemsBe the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat: Strategies for Solving the Real Parenting Problems
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

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Thanks to a variety of factors—from tech companies hungry for new audiences, to school administrations bent on making education digital, to a culture that promotes everyone as the star of their own reality shows—technology is irrevocably a part of childhood, and parents are struggling to keep up. What should be allowed? What should be denied?


A Parent's Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to HelpA Parent's Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to Help
by Laurence M. Westreich

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From Berkeley to the Bronx, teenage addiction has reached epidemic levels. Parents may suspect their teen’s substance use, but often don’t know if their teen is addicted or what to do about it. Dr. Laurence Westreich, an addiction expert and the father of two teenagers, helps parents navigate the fraught addiction landscape in A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction.


The Integrity Advantage: Step into Your Truth, Love Your Life, and Claim Your MagnificenceThe Integrity Advantage: Step into Your Truth, Love Your Life, and Claim Your Magnificence
by Kelley Kosow

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Before Kelley Kosow was a renowned life coach and CEO, she constantly second-guessed herself, let her "to-do" lists and others steer her dreams and passions, and played it "small and safe." Inspired by the groundbreaking principles of her renowned mentor Debbie Ford, who hand-picked Kelley to be her successor, The Integrity Advantage is Kelley’s step-by-step guide for facing the fear, shame, and false beliefs that cause us to lose our way.


Get to Aha!: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your CompetitionGet to Aha!: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition
by Andy Cunningham

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From the marketing strategist who helped Steve Jobs launch the original Apple Macintosh comes a groundbreaking guide to positioning any company for industry dominance. Andy Cunningham has been at the forefront of tech and innovation since day one, and she’s been helping companies create new product categories ever since. Now she reveals the winning framework she uses to transform markets and industries.


Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them SafeBorn to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe
by Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH

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Texting while driving. Binge-drinking. Bullying. Unprotected sex. There are plenty of reasons for parents to worry about getting a late-night call about their teen. But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific—and simply doesn't work


Online Marketing for Busy Authors: A Step-by-Step GuideOnline Marketing for Busy Authors: A Step-by-Step Guide
by Fauzia Burke

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Fauzia Burke takes authors step by step through the process of identifying their unique personal brand, defining their audience, clarifying their aspirations and goals, and setting priorities.