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Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook: An Interactive Guide to The Nurtured Heart Approach
Price: $16.95 (list price $24.95)

by Lisa Bravo, Joann Bowdidge, Howard Glasser

The Nurtured Heart Approach, that is the basis of the top selling book on ADHD, Transforming the Diificult Child (1999) by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley, has now evolved and is now not only easier and more powerful than ever, but it has been recreated to help parents and teachers take it to a new level of instilling greatness in the child. This full-color workbook format provides an interactive guide to get the Nurtured Heart Approach underway. It will walk you through the process of fully understanding the approach, then it will introduce the strategies and will encourage you and support you every step of the way. It is enormously gratifying to experience the turn around to having your child be thoughtful, considerate, respectful and responsible. We hope you enjoy the journey.

Notching Up the Nurtured Heart Approach - The New Inner Wealth Initiative for Educators
Price: $16.95 (list price $24.95)

by Howard Glasser

With this book, educators will recognize that it does not take better or different curriculum, more staff, or more dollars to bring about amazing and sustained transformations in classrooms and schools. Instilling inner wealth in students takes only a few minutes of intervention each school day. The result: more productive and better behaved students, more productive classrooms and schools, and a better future for each child. This book has a fresh slant on the Nurtured Heart Approach that will benefit educators, parents and therapists, whether they're well-versed in the Nurtured Heart Approach or newcomers to this work.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Price: $9.95

by Carol McCloud

Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the well being of others and ourselves.

Incredible You!: 10 Ways to Let Your Greatness Shine Through
Price: $10.95 (list price $14.95)

by Wayne W. Dyer

Pretend you are what you want to be, make a picture in your mind so you will see that what you want can come true….if you believe it in your heart, it will come to you." Dr. Wayne Dyer's first children's book contains seeds of optimism and opportunity for young readers.

No Excuses!: How What You Say Can Get in Your Way
Price: $10.95 (list price $14.95)

by Wayne W. Dyer

In his fourth book for children, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer focuses on the topic of excuses and how they can do more harm than we realize. The book demonstrates how excuses go far beyond “my dog ate my homework,” and can actually become words that prevent your child from reaching his or her potential.  The book follows a boy with a seemingly impossible dream who almost lets excuses (“I’m not smart enough” . . . “It’s too hard,” and so on) get in his way.  He discovers, as will your child, that by following a few simple ideas and eliminating excuses . . . anything is possible!

Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life
Price: $10.95 (list price $14.95)

by Wayne W. Dyer

In Unstoppable Me! Dr. Dyer teaches children how to hold on to the no-limit thinking he believes they were born with, rather than just trying to "fit in." In doing so, they can learn to truly enjoy life and become unstoppable as they strive to attain their dreams.  The 10 important lessons in this book include the value of taking risks, dealing with stress and anxiety, and learning to enjoy each moment. Each point includes an example showing how a child might apply the concept in his or her everyday life.

All Children Flourishing: Igniting The Greatness of Our Children
Price: $16.95 (list price $24.95)

by Howard Glasser with Melissa Block

During years of using this approach with challenging children I discovered that it works beautifully to foster inner strength, higher achievement, happiness, security and exemplary conduct in every child. Parents, teachers and therapists who have learned and used the Nurtured Heart Approach with difficult children have consistently reported extraordinary results when applying these methods to normal children: they described their other children as flourishing beyond anything they had ever seen or experienced before. It is not just another positive approach to parenting designed to improve behavior. Rather, it's an approach to greatness, a method of recognizing and appreciating the gifts each child possesses. This approach gives adults enormous power to help every child navigate an ever more complex world with confidence and an inner compass of greatness.

You Are Oprah - Igniting the Fires of Greatness
Price: $16.95 (list price $24.95)

by Howard Glasser with Melissa Block

Having developed the Nurtured Heart Approach for transforming challenging children to live in their greatness, the author proceeded to experiment with this very same approach in his own life. He found that he could access and unfold level after level of greatness and this profoundly benefited every aspect of life. In the process he found that greatness was part of the hardware. It is there for everyone and that it really isn't that difficult to awaken and cultivate. Once the fires of greatness are roaring they create a new reality for you and everyone else whose life you touch.

Anatomy of an Epidemic
Price: $12.95 (list price $22.95)

by Robert Whitaker

The Inner Wealth Initiative - The Nurtured Heart Approach in Education
Price: $16.95 (list price $26.95)

by Tom Grove and Howard Glasser

The Inner Wealth Initiative is about the Nurtured Heart Approach - about creating relationships that energize and support success and positive choices - and it’s applications in schools. No matter what subject or grade level you teach, in these pages you will find out why the right social curriculum is crucial for students to learn the academic curriculum; how most disciplinary methods are upside-down, encouraging poor choices by giving students more energy and relationship when they are doing wrong; and how to turn that upside-down equation right-side up. You will find out how you can instill inner wealth in students and guide them to ever-increasing levels of success with only a few minutes of intervention each school day.

Stone Soup
Price: $12.99 (list price $17.99)

by Jon J. Muth

Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-- together, they have made a feast fit for a king! In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.

The Three Questions
Price: $12.99 (list price $17.99)

by Jon J. Muth

What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Nikolai knows that he wants to be the best person he can be, but often he is unsure if he is doing the right thing. Russian thinker Leo Tolstoy's three questions can be applied to nearly every situation or opportunity in life. The Nikolai of this charming picture book asks them of Leo, a superlatively wise turtle. The Three Questions offers answers with child-sized examples that we can all understand.

Zen Shorts
Price: $12.99 (list price $17.99)

by Jon J. Muth

"Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addie he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth -- and Stillwater the bear -- present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.

Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
Price: $13.50 (list price $17.50)

by Robert Whitaker

In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker reveals an astounding truth: Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries, and quite possibly worse than asylum patients did in the early nineteenth century. With a muckraker's passion, Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. Tracing over three centuries of "cures" for madness, Whitaker shows how medical therapies have been used to silence patients and dull their minds. He tells of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century practices of "spinning" the insane, extracting their teeth, ovaries, and intestines, and submerging patients in freezing water. The "cures" in the 1920s and 1930s were no less barbaric as eugenic attitudes toward the mentally ill led to brain-damaging lobotomies and electroshock therapy. Perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, however, is his report of how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies in an effort to prove the effectiveness of their products. Based on exhaustive research culled from old patient medical records, historical accounts, numerous interviews, and hundreds of government documents, Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, what it means to be "insane," and what we value most about the human mind.

It's Not What You've Got! Lessons for Kids on Money and Abundance
Price: $10.95 (list price $15.95)

by Wayne W. Dyer

It's Not What You've Got addresses the topics of money and abundance, with the understanding that children's earliest thoughts and perceptions about money are those that will last throughout their lives. The concepts presented in this beautifully illustrated book include: Money does not define who you are; it doesn't matter what others have, and abundance comes in many forms. Unlike most books on this subject, It's Not What You've Got is not a how-to manual on spending and saving for kids, but rather a positive, spiritual approach to the meaning of money.

Zen Ties
Price: $12.99 (list price $17.99)

by Jon J. Muth

Summer has arrived -- and so has Koo, Stillwater's haiku-speaking young nephew. And when Stillwater encourages Koo, and his friends Addy, Michael, and Karl to help a grouchy old neighbor in need, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways. Zen Ties is a disarming story of compassion and friendship that reaffirms the importance of our ties to one another.

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