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Blending Families Successfully: Helping Parents and Kids Navigate the Challenges So That Everyone Ends Up Happy

George Glass, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist, has designed a book to help parents understand the challenges of beginning new lives with blended families, and to help their children make the necessary adjustments. He explains how to approach unavoidable dilemmas when they occur and offers invaluable lessons about the link between divorce and issues of self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, and relationship failures that often result from the breakup of a family. will be an inspiring toolkit for families in need.

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The Overparenting Epidemic: Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Kids . . . and Dangerous for You, Too!

Helicopter parents, tiger moms, cosseters, hothouse parents . . .

Whatever we label it, overparenting—anxious, invasive, overly attentive, and competitive parenting—may have finally backfired. As we witness the first generation of overparented children becoming adults in their own right, many studies show that when baby boomer parents intervene inappropriately––with too much advice, excessive favors, and erasing obstacles that kids should negotiate themselves––their “millennial” children end up ill-behaved, anxious, narcissistic, entitled youths unable to cope with everyday life. The obsession with providing everything a child could possibly need, from macrobiotic cupcakes to 24/7 tutors, has created epidemic levels of depression and stress in our country’s youth, but this can be avoided if parents would just take a giant step back, check their ambitions at the door, and do what’s really best for their kids.

Written by a noted psychiatrist and a parenting specialist, The Overparenting Epidemic is a science-based yet humorous and practical book that features an easy-to-read menu of pragmatic, reasonable advice for how to parent children effectively and lovingly without overdoing it, especially in the context of today’s demanding world.

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ADDICTION: It's Not Your Fault But It Is Your Problem

Scheduled for release in 2015, Dr. Glass will guide readers toward a better understanding of the behavior of an addict and how he or she can be treated. By recognizing why individuals involved with a substance abuser refuse to make them deal with the consequences of their behavior, Dr. Glass guides them to assert their own input and control over what is happening. Utilizing "Dual Diagnosis," an analytical technique Dr. Glass helped introduce, ADDICTION will break new ground in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse.

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