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Julie Firman & Dorothy Firman

- About the Book


by Julie Firman and Dorothy Firman
Published by Health Communications, Inc.

Empowering and nurturing or destructive and dispiriting, the mother/daughter relationship is life's most profound bond. Whether your relationship is fortified with love and encouragement or weakened by hurt and shame, this book will change your life for the better.

Mother-and-daughter therapists Dorothy and Julie Firman have taught thousands of women how to bring new trust, healing and energy to their mother/daughter relationship. Now they bring their popular relationship program to you in this practical guide. Through thought-provoking exercises and poignant personal stories, you will talk more honestly about your feelings; find a new appreciation of your strengths; move beyond negative patterns; and create a mutually beneficial relationship based on friendship, respect, trust and genuine caring.

As a daughter you'll learn how to:

  • Stop blaming your mother and become the architect of your own life
  • Recognize and harness your authentic power and personal strengths
  • Identify and abolish negative habits from childhood
  • Appreciate your mother's unique life experience
As a mother you'll learn how to:
  • Stop feeling guilty for what you did wrong
  • Appreciate your daughter's uniqueness instead of judging her
  • Support your daughter without stifling her
  • Renew your dreams and goals outside of your role as a mother

This is a book for women of all ages, one that is never too late — or too early — to read!

"This book is the absolute best! Nothing is to be cherished more than a good mother/daughter relationship, and no book is more likely to restore health, hope, happiness and emotional energy to that relationship than this book. It's a must-read."
- Mira Kirshenbaum, author,
The Emotional Energy Factor and Parent/Teen Breakthrough: The Relationship Approach

"[This book] has transformed my relationship with my mother from one of duty and obligation to a source of learning and joy for both of us."
- Marilyn Harris Kriegel, coauthor,
The C-Zone: Peak Performance Under Pressure

Copyright (c) 2003 by Julie Firman and Dorothy Firman. All rights reserved. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file, as long as the contents are not changed and this copyright notice is intact.

J. Richard Gentry

- About the Book

Understanding and Assisting
Your Child's Literary Development

by J. Richard Gentry
Published by Heinemann

Spelling impacts virtually every aspect of reading and writing and is the key to unlocking literacy. But spelling can be confusing for parents who want to help their children. When is the right time to correct misspelled words? How can parents help their child move to the next level of development? What are the important underlying concepts to reinforce? Are there any resources you can recommend to assist them?

In "My Kid Can't Spell!," spelling expert J. Richard Gentry offers timely and practical solutions to many of the problems facing parents of students (K-8). This readable and accessible handbook is packed with easy-to-use tools, guidelines, and strategies, including:

  • developmental guideposts to track children's literacy
  • tips for helping children progress through early spelling stages
  • a test to determine a child's spelling level
  • strategies to help children visualize words
  • ways to identify poor spelling instruction at school
  • ways to recognize if a child has a spelling disability

There's no better book to recommend for parents who want to play an active role in their children's spelling education.

Copyright © 1997 by J. Richard Gentry and Heinemann Publishing. Please do not duplicate or distribute this file without permission from the publisher. For permission to reprint this material or for more information contact: Heather L. Smith, Heinemann, 603-431-7894 x. 140, mailto:

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