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Parenting & Family

See below for the list of 2022 winners in the PARENTING & FAMILY category, for books with a copyright date of 2021.

Talking Divorce: A Torah-Based Guide for Navigating and Surviving Difficult Relationship Decisions
2022 Gold Winner

Author: Zalman Goldstein

Publisher: Two Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781891293535

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No-nonsense, practical guidance for navigating relationship breakdowns, reconciliation considerations, divorce, and life thereafter. Whether you are currently in a marital crisis, are torn between thoughts of reconciliation and divorce, or are already divorced, this sensitive guide clears up many misconceptions and arms you with the knowledge needed to make sound decisions at every crossroad.

Live Like Sean: Important Life Lessons from My Special-Needs Son
2022 Silver Winner

Authors: TJ Nelligan with Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press

ISBN: 978-1-62634-757-1

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When TJ Nelligan’s son, Sean, was born with special-needs, he thought he would have to protect him, more than the typical child. However, he quickly learned that life lessons can come from the most unlikely places and how his world would be changed for the better... because of Sean.

Why Some Animals Eat Their Young: A Survivor’s Guide to Motherhood
2022 Silver Winner

Author: Dallas Louis

Publisher: Sandra Jonas Publishing House

ISBN: 9781954861930

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In this hilarious book, Dallas Louis shares highlights of her life after giving birth to three children in just 26 months. With her sassy, “tell it like it is” style, she’ll help you laugh at everyday situations, easing the pressure of the toughest job in the world: being a mom.

See below for the list of 2021 winners in the PARENTING & FAMILY category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

What They Don't Teach Teens: Life Safety Skills for Teens and the Adults Who Care for Them
2021 Gold Winners

Author: Jonathan Cristall, Esq.

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 978-1-61035-358-8

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Young people face many challenges today that didn’t exist when their parents were young. The modern landscape is wrought with digital, physical, legal, sexual, and emotional pitfalls we want them to avoid. What They Don’t Teach Teens is the guidebook for understanding and navigating the risks and challenges of modern adolescence.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Harriet Shugarman

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 978-0-86571-936-1

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children, maintain hope in the face of crisis, and galvanize positive action by encouraging today's children to follow their passions in pursuit of a livable world.

Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Susan G. Groner, illustrations by Danna Mander

Publisher: The Collective Book Studio

ISBN: 978-1-951412-04-3

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In this collection of readily actionable tips, parenting mentor Sue Groner distills the best parenting wisdom into one easy-to-read book, providing simple, fun, and effective guidance. Parenting with Sanity and Joy will help parents feel more confident as they navigate one of the most important roles they will ever take on.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the PARENTING & FAMILY category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

#LookUp: A Parenting Guide to Screen Use
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Judy Stoffel

Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-63489-201-8

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#LookUp combines personal stories, business acumen, and scientific data to help parents understand the impact screens have on children and how they should address it.

ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know, 3rd Edition
2020 Silver Winner

Authors: Mark L. Wolraich, MD, FAAP and Joseph F. Hagan Jr., MD, FAAP

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 978-1-61002-264-4

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Parents will find the latest recommendations for the treatment and care of children with ADHD in the fully revised and updated edition of this award-winning guide. They will also find inspirational and relatable stories from other families, helping them feel less alone.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2nd Edition
2020 Silver Winner

Authors: Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP and Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 978-1-61002-269-9

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This fully updated and revised guide offers authoritative, accessible advice about autism that parents can trust. It will help them understand how ASD is defined and diagnosed and the most current behavioral, developmental, educational, and medical therapies.

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Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.

Publisher: LifeTree Media

ISBN: 978-1-928055-38-9

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In the follow-up to her bestselling book Discipline Without Damage, Dr. Vanessa Lapointe shows us why mindful and connection-based parenting is essential to healthy child development.

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