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Baby Owner’s Maintenance Log

Tired of cutesy baby journals that record “Sweetie’s First Words” and “My Precious Baby’s First Poopie”? Help is on the way with The Baby Owner’s Maintenance Log—a guided journal inspired by our bestselling The Baby Owner’s Manual. This journal comes complete with helpful schematic diagrams, frequently asked questions, troubleshooting tips, and much more.

It’s the perfect place for moms and dads to track the performance of their baby—from sleep patterns and fuel preferences to the first activation of speech function. The Baby Owner’s Maintenance Log makes parenting as easy as 1-2-3.

LOUIS BORGENICHT, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician with the American Academy of Pediatrics and has worked for the last 16 years at his private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was named “best pediatrician in Utah” by Ladies’ Home Journal in 2001.

JOE BORGENICHT, D.A.D., frequently telephones his father for advice. They are the coauthors of The Baby Owner’s Manual.

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Baby Owner’s Games and Activities Book

The Baby Owner’s Manual taught more than 150,000 readers how to “operate” newborns and infants. Now it’s time to enhance your baby’s performance with The Baby Owner’s Games and Activities Book. These 75 games and activities are designed to make your baby smarter, stronger, faster, cleaner, and more imaginative than ever before! Intended for use with children ages 0-36 months, these instructions show how to:

• Test your baby’s audio/visual apparatus via “peek-a-boo” activities
• Maximize your baby’s coordination with simple ball games
• Strengthen your baby’s motor skills by stacking objects in vertical columns

and much more, complete with colorful illustrations and “schematic diagrams.” The Baby Owner’s Games and Activities Book is a delightful gift for parents and grandparents of all ages.

LYNN ROSEN is a freelance writer and a mother of two. She lives in Philadelphia.

JOE BORGENICHT is the coauthor of The Baby Owner’s Manual (Quirk, 2003). He lives in Salt Lake City.

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Teen Owner’s Manual

The Baby Owner’s Manual has taught more than 350,000 readers how to “operate” their newborns and infants. But what happens when your adorable bundle of joy morphs into a strange, snarling, hormone fueled adolescent?

In The Teen Owner’s Manual, Sarah Jordan and Dr. Janice Hillman show how to navigate every stage of raising adolescents, from the first signs of puberty to the day your children leave the nest. Along the way, you’ll learn how to have The Sex Talk, how to handle peer pressure, and techniques for managing moodiness. You’ll even discover ways to get a monosyllabic teen to speak in full sentences-and maybe even take out the trash.

Illustrated in the trademark techy style of Quirk’s Owner’s Manual series (more than 1,000,000 books sold worldwide), The Teen Owner’s Manual is the perfect resource for frazzled parents everywhere.

SARAH JORDAN is a National Magazine Award-nominated author who has written extensively on parenting for magazines and newspapers including Parents and Parenting. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

JANICE HILLMAN, M.D., is one of the country’s premier adolescent medical doctors, cited consistently as one of Philadelphia magazine’s Top Docs. She lives in Philadelphia.

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Toddler Owner’s Manual

The Baby Owner’s Manual has taught hundreds of thousands of readers how to “operate” their newborns and infants. But as technology evolves, so too will baby-and before long, there’s a toddler in the house!

With the same hilarious blend of schematic diagrams, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step instructions, The Toddler Owner’s Manual explores issues of childhood from ages one to three. Does your toddler refuse to consume fuel? Are there viruses in her system? Do you need to reprogram her sleep routine? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers here-courtesy of pediatric psychologist Dr. Brett Kuhn and coauthor Joe Borgenicht.

BRETT KUHN, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

JOE BORGENICHT, D.A.D., a current toddler owner, is the coauthor of The Baby Owner’s Manual.

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Art of Roughhousing

All over the United States, physical play—what some might call “roughhousing”—is being marginalized.

Gym classes are getting shorter. Recess periods are being eliminated. Some new schools don’t even have playgrounds. But Drs. Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence Cohen are here to shake things up—literally!

The Art of Roughhousing teaches parents how rough-and-tumble play can nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, boost confidence, and more. Drawing from gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, traditional sports, and even animal behavior, the authors present fifty illustrated activities for children and parents to enjoy together – everything from the “Sumo Deadlift” to the “Rogue Dumbo.”

Arriving just in time for Father’s Day, The Art of Roughhousing is the perfect gift for rowdy dads everywhere.

ANTHONY T. DEBENEDET, M.D., is a physician and an incredibly active father of three children. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. LAWRENCE J. COHEN, PH.D, is a licensed psychologist specializing in children’s play and play therapy. He lives with his family in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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The Baby Owner’s Manual

At Last! A Beginner's Guide to Newborn Baby Technology

You've programmed your DVR, you’ve installed a wireless Internet connection, you can even check Facebook on your cell phone. But none of this experience will prepare you for the world's biggest technological marvel: a newborn baby.
 
Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Baby Owner's Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: What's the best way to swaddle a baby? How can I make my newborn sleep through the night? When should I bring the baby to a doctor for servicing? Whatever your concerns, you'll find the answers here—courtesy of celebrated pediatrician Dr. Louis Borgenicht and his son, Joe Borgenicht. Together, they provide plenty of useful advice for anyone who wants to learn the basics of childcare.

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