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FamilyComputerParenting is one of our most important gifts we can give to ourselves, our society, and our collective future. Bearing and raising strong, happy, resilient children is of crucial importance. It can bring to us our greatest and most fulfilling joys - and can also expose us to our deepest and most heartfelt disappointments.  Learning to parent wisely is possible even for those who came from non-ideal family backgrounds. All of us can retain the good things from our upbringing, and trade in those aspects we see as undesireable. But doing so requires good, dependable information about what to do instead. This section contains a wealth of insight and practical strategies to help us become effective, wise, and loving parents.


These are our favorite books on building physical wellness:

        1. Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, Sexy, and Smart―Until You’re 80 and Beyond, by Chris Crawley and Henry Lodge
        2. RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?, by Michael F. Roizon
        3. Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death -- and Exercise Alone Won't, by Joan Vernikos
        4. The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype--and Learn the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More, by Michael Breus
        5. Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, by Joel Fuhrman
        6. Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally, by Chris Wark
        7. Get Up!: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, by James A. Levine, MD




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These are our favorite books on parenting.

  1. Nurture by Nature: How to Raise Happy, Healthy, Responsible Children Through the Insights of Personality Type, by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron-Tieger
  2. Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition), by Foster Cline, Jim Fay
  3. Between Parent and Teenager, by Haim G. Ginott
  4. Parents Do Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and Caring Hearts, by Michele Borba 



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