The trap is set… Single mom and successful boutique owner Sarah Stewart didn't have room in her life for a pet, let alone a man. With a teenage girl to raise and a business to run, she couldn't do anything more than look at Jonathan Marshall, the single—and singularly good-looking—man who just moved in next door with a teenage daughter of his own. Still, since their girls would be classmates, it made sense to make friends. But that was as far as it could go. Despite the best efforts of some teenage matchmaking, Sarah wasn't giving in. Because she just isn't ready to put her heart on the line—again.
"I'M NOT AFRAID OF A LITTLE FRIENDLY COMPETITION…"—Brandon Clark, restaurant owner But Brandon smelled a rat when he wound up at a dinner arranged by his daughter…and came face-to-face with the beautiful mother of his daughter's best friend—and his stiffest competition! Jill Lindstrom was a force of nature—full of passion, tenderness and a fierce determination to succeed in her restaurant business. Their attraction flared like a runaway torch…until she discovered he was the competition. But as their girls grew more relentless in their matchmaking, Brandon found himself I falling for their romantic trap. How could he convince stubborn Jill that he would make the perfect partner in business—and in love?
Luise has ringlets. Lottie has braids. Apart from that they look exactly the same. But they are sure that they have never set eyes on each other in their lives. When the two girls meet at a summer camp and discover the secret behind their similarity, they decide to switch places. Everyone is fooled (apart from the dog) and, despite a few mistakes and misadventures, everything goes to plan for Luise as Lottie and Lottie as Luise - until their father meets a young, beautiful woman and things start to unravel... Funny, moving, affectionate and improbable, The Parent Trap has twice been adapted for film - but the book remains one of the great classics of German children's literature. Erich Kästner, writer, poet and journalist, was born in Dresden in 1899. His first children's book, Emil and the Detectives, was published in 1929 and has since sold millions of copies around the world and been translated into around 60 languages. After the Nazis took power in Germany, Kästner's books were burnt and he was excluded from the writers' guild. He won many awards, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1960. He died in 1974.
Includes "Donovan's Promise," in which a troubled marriage finds hope in a second child; "Million Dollar Baby," about an abandoned child who brings a couple together; and "His Chariot Awaits," in which a precocious boy matchmakes for his mom. Reprint.
In the 1990s, the Parent Question has become a constant on the political agenda. New Labour is committed to do whatever it takes to turn lazy, bad and inadequate parents into good ones. The author states that she is writing the book to define this new morality, and to explain why we collude with it at our peril. I want to explain where these ideas came from, why they have so much public support and why, seeing the world in terms of good and evil has created a moral panic that has resulted in the new morality. She explores how the scandals, the scare statistics and public events - such as Mandy Allwood, the Home Alone children, the divorce epidemic, Louise Woodward, the Julia Somerville bath photos, the murder of the headteacher Phillip Lawrence, unmarried teenage mothers, Jack Straw and son - have turned a vague national anxiety into a panic.
Practical advice for purposeful parenting from a clinical psychologist and family counseler. Parents don't have to give in to the unspoken expectations of society to be "super parent." They CAN escape the parent trap and be an effective parent while maintaining a satisfied life of their own. Dr. Debbie Cherry, helps parents navigate the maze of marriage, work and parenting without becoming exhausted and burned out. She outlines skills that will allow them to be successful in all areas of life. Readers will gain encouragement and practical suggestions that will help them become more effective and consistent parents. As a result, they will be better able to guide their children and help them become all God intended them to be.
Humorous Child-Raising Advice in a Baby Boomer World
Author: Michael A. Battey
Category: Child rearing
"The Parent Trap Columns, Volume 1, is the first in a two-volume collection of humorous and insightful observations on contemporary teen parenting by Michael A. Battey, an East Greenwich, Rhode Island based doctor. Published in community newspapers within Rhode Island over several years, the columns reflect the author's personal experience along with commentary on parenting trends, and public education." --