The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child
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Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 329
ISBN: 154204054X
Release: 2019-03
Editor: Thomas & Mercer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own--and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted. Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that's missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie's true nature. Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah's attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie's behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie's past may be enough to push them all over the edge.

The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child
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Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1503905128
Release: 2019-03
Editor: Thomas & Mercer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own--and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted. Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that's missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie's true nature. Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah's attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie's behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie's past may be enough to push them all over the edge.

Tales for the Perfect Child

Tales for the Perfect Child
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Author: Florence Parry Heide
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781481463799
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sergio Ruzzier brings his mischievous touch to a timeless favorite by Florence Parry Heide, beloved author of The Shrinking of Treehorn. This delightful new edition includes one never-before-published story. Ruby is reliable (kinda). Arthur is careful (sorta). Harry eats his carrots (though it depends on what you mean by “eat”). And just like all perfect children, Gloria helps her mother (well, that might be an exaggeration). As the eight deliciously wicked tales featured in this hilarious chapter book prove, it’s perfectly nice to be a perfect child—but where’s the fun in that?

Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation

Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation
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Author: Elizabeth Beckwith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780061939686
Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious new parenting philosophy that would shock Dr. Spock and traumatize T. Berry Brazelton. Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation is a riotously irreverent take on contemporary child rearing.

The Dream of the Perfect Child

The Dream of the Perfect Child
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Author: Joan Rothschild
Pages: 343
ISBN: 0253345650
Release: 2005
Editor: Indiana University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Points to the thousands of decisions about prenatal testing that are made each day in the doctors office, the context in which they occur, and how they add up to the discourse of the perfect-and imperfect-child. Argues that the mainstream bioethics community has been ineffective in raising appropriate questions, resulting in support for the status quo. Draws on counter-voices from medicine and feminist ethics, as well as from pregnant women and people with disabilities, and reevaluates the uses of genetics and prenatal testing. [back cover].

The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child
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Author: James G. Crakes
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1434327205
Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We have created a different method that introduces an easier, more efficient approach to understanding present, past, future of every verb so you will know when to use the right tense depending on the time frame used in each situation. Also, the correct pronunciation of the verb will be at the bottom of each example. The book deals with different situations and vocabulary. Questions and answers will address such situations as going to the hotel, airport, restaurant, store, pharmacy, emergency, etc. In addition numbers, greetings, months, days, seasons, time, prepositions, articles, adverbs of time and pronouns and the phonetic pronunciation are also taught.

A Different Kind of Perfect

A Different Kind of Perfect
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Author: Cindy Dowling,Neil Nicoll,Bernadette Thomas
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0834826100
Release: 2006-09-12
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Every parent dreams of having a happy, healthy child. What happens when these dreams are shattered by a physical or cognitive disability? A Different Kind of Perfect offers comfort, consolation, and wisdom from parents who have been there—and are finding their way through. The writings collected here are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents' emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving towards acceptance, empowerment, laughter, and even joy. Each chapter opens with an introduction by Neil Nicoll, a child and family psychologist who specializes in development disorders.

The Less Than Perfect Child

The Less Than Perfect Child
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Author: David C. Bardsley
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0983544603
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Growing up with a behavioral or learning disorder is never easy; not for the parents, not for the teachers, and especially not for the affected child. The past 15 years have seen an unprecedented explosion in the diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, Tourette's, Asperger's, Defient Behavior. Many of those affected are now reaching adulthood. What will their future be? While growing up in the trenches of disfunctionality, the author was institutionalized at age 8 and diagnosed as mentally retarded: a diagnosis his parents refused to accept. This story of hope and transformation will inspire and encourage the millions of troubled parents who worry about what the future holds for their "Less Than Perfect Child" and help those adults who have never been diagnosed, yet struggle daily with behavioral and learning disorders.

The Perfect Child for Us

The Perfect Child for Us
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Author: Linda Sprague Pappas
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1731285957
Release: 2019-01-11
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A normal pregnancy followed by a normal birth unexpectedly led to a questionable survival prognosis. Extensive testing revealed a rare genetic muscular disorder, congenital fiber type disproportion. In this inspirational memoir, Caden's grandmother describes the days, weeks, and months that follow this devasting diagnosis.

God s Perfect Child

God s Perfect Child
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Author: Caroline Fraser
Pages: 565
ISBN: 9780805044317
Release: 2000-08
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces the growth of the Christian Science Church from its foundation by Mary Baker Eddy; explains its philosophy towards sickness, medical care, and death; and discusses the legal controversies surrounding the church.

When She Returned

When She Returned
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Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 298
ISBN: 1542092922
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Thomas & Mercer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One woman's reappearance throws her family into turmoil, exposing dark secrets and the hidden, often devastating truth of family relationships. Kate Bennett vanished from a parking lot eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and young daughter. When she shows up at a Montana gas station, clutching an infant and screaming for help, investigators believe she may have been abducted by a cult. Kate's return flips her family's world upside down--her husband is remarried, and her daughter barely remembers her. Kate herself doesn't look or act like she did before. While the family tries to help Kate reintegrate into society, they discover truths they've been hiding from each other about their own relationships. But they aren't the only ones with secrets. As the family unravels what happened to Kate, a series of shocking revelations shows that Kate's return is more sinister than any of them could have imagined.

My Perfect Child Is Dyslexic

My Perfect Child Is Dyslexic
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Author: Karen Thomson
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1742841112
Release: 2011
Editor: Bookpal

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'My Perfect Child is Dyslexic' tells the story of Alexander's journey through school to high school graduation. It documents the identification of a learning difficulty, the diagnosis of dyslexia and some of the challenges he faced in and out of the classroom. Insights gained by his parents as they helped Alexander navigate the education system, manage his dyslexia and develop successful socialisation skills are also shared in the hope they can help other parents on a similar path.

The Best of Friends

The Best of Friends
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Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 284
ISBN: 1542022142
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Thomas & Mercer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An unthinkable tragedy forever changes a group of teens and turns family against family in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that begs to be read in one sitting. Best friends Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani endure every parent's nightmare when a tragic accident befalls their teenage boys, leaving one dead, another in a coma, and a third too traumatized to speak. Reeling from the worst night of their lives, the three mothers plunge into a desperate investigation of the bizarre incident. How could something so horrible happen in their wealthy Southern California suburb? They soon discover that the accident was just the beginning, and troubling discoveries lead to chilling questions: Do they really know their children? Do they even know each other? As more secrets surface, a fog of doubt and suspicion threatens to poison their families, their friendships, and the whole community. With the illusion of happiness and safety long gone, these women must now confront the hazards of heartbreak, the consequences of jealousy, and the dangers of living double lives.

The Golden Child

The Golden Child
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Author: Wendy James
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781510737938
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beth Mahony is a stay-at-home mother of two daughters, Lucy and Charlotte. She’s also a blogger, whose alter ego, Lizzie, paints a picture of a busy, happy life. Originally from Australia, Beth and her family have lived in New Jersey for ten years. When an opportunity to relocate to Australia arises, the Mahonys decide to return to their native country. The move comes at the perfect time: Charlotte, the youngest daughter, has been accused of being the ringleader of a clique of girls whose dangerous initiation rites leave a child in hospital. In Newcastle, Lucy and Charlotte attend a prestigious all-girls school, and Beth and her husband gradually settle into their new life. The almost immediately popular Charlotte is thrust back into the spotlight when she is blamed for bullying a classmate to the point of suicide. With Charlotte refusing to take the blame, the bullied child’s parents seeking retribution, and her husband and mother-in-law doubting Charlotte’s innocence, Beth is forced to examine her children's actions critically—at a heartbreaking cost. The Golden Child tells the story of two families’ heartbreaking realization that there are no guarantees when it comes to parenting. The novel grapples with modern-day specters of selfies, selfishness, and cyber bullying to expose the complex anxieties of the female psyche.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Drama of the Gifted Child
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Author: Alice Miller
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780786743612
Release: 2008-12-15
Editor: Basic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb.... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

How to Ruin the Perfect Child

How to Ruin the Perfect Child
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Author: Antonio Le Mons
Pages: 218
ISBN: STANFORD:36105113079193
Release: 2000
Editor: Writers Club Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What can happen when successful, well-respected people come face-to-face with themselves is mind boggling! Twins Maximillian and Montgomery Hamilton are born into wealth, power, and all the expectations that go with being heir to influence and money. After a rebellious Montgomery defects for an "alternative" lifestyle, Aprielle, the powerful, no- nonsense cosmetic giant, is more determined than ever to groom Maximillian, her remaining son, to successfully carry on the Hamilton legacy. Maximillian's eventual rebellion affects both him and the Hamilton family in an unexpected and devastating way.

The Search for the Perfect Child

The Search for the Perfect Child
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Author: Jan Fearnley
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1406306010
Release: 2007
Editor: Walker Books Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Where is the perfect child? A humorous, roundabout search leads back to the reader. Full color.

The Perfect Baby

The Perfect Baby
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Author: Tony Bradman,Holly Swain
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1405227559
Release: 2009
Editor: Egmont Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lucy wants to return her baby brother William to the hospital because he is noisy and smelly, but realizes that the other babies in the New Baby Department might not be better than baby William.

The Other Child

The Other Child
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Author: Lucy Atkins
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781623659103
Release: 2016-02-06
Editor: Quercus

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sometimes a lie seems kinder than the truth . . . but what happens when that lie destroys everything you love? When Tess is sent to photograph Greg, a high profile paediatric heart surgeon, she sees something troubled in his face, and feels instantly drawn to him. Their relationship quickly deepens, but then Tess, single mother to nine-year-old Joe, falls pregnant, and Greg is offered the job of a lifetime back in his hometown of Boston. Before she knows it, Tess is married, and relocating to the States. But life in an affluent American suburb proves anything but straightforward. Unsettling things keep happening in the large rented house, Joe is distressed, the next-door neighbors are in crisis, and Tess is sure that someone is watching her. Greg's work is all-consuming and, as the baby's birth looms, he grows more and more unreachable. Something is very wrong, Tess knows it, and then she makes a jaw-dropping discovery . . . A gripping psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling debut The Missing One and The Night Visitor.

Saving Noah

Saving Noah
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Author: Lucinda Berry
Pages: 258
ISBN: 1976189934
Release: 2017-09-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Meet Noah--an A-honor roll student, award-winning swimmer, and small-town star destined for greatness. There weren't any signs that something was wrong until the day he confesses to molesting little girls during swim team practice. He's sentenced to eighteen months in a juvenile sexual rehabilitation center. His mother, Adrianne, refuses to turn her back on him despite his horrific crimes, but her husband won't allow Noah back into their home. In a series of shocking and shattering revelations, Adrianne is forced to make the hardest decision of her life. Just how far will she go to protect her son?"--Page [4] of cover.