We all know the stereotype: middle children are wallflowers, overshadowed by their siblings and neglected by their parents, and they turn into resentful, bitter adults. But if that is true, why are so many middle children throughout history—from Abraham Lincoln and Madonna—wildly successful? This counterintuitive book combines science, history and real-life stories to reveal for the first time that our perception of middle children is dead wrong.
“This entertaining and provocative book provides a highly readable guide to the intricacies of birth order and family dynamics. Whether a middleborn or not, the reader will be treated to a fascinating analysis of the ways in which sibling relationships shape people’s lives.” ~ Frank J. Sulloway, Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Freud, Biologist of the Mind and Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives
Modern mothers are trying to be everything to everyone, and it’s not doing anyone any good. The battle is no longer working mothers vs. stay-at-home moms, feminists vs. traditionalists, or alpha moms vs. beta moms—the battle is inside us. This book is about taking care of yourself so you can take care of others. Drawing on their own experiences and those of hundreds of women around the world, the authors bring to light a variety of helpful resources—from cutting-edge studies to Eastern philosophies—to create this innovative and easy-to-use guide.
“Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too is breaking new ground for mothers everywhere. It stands the motherhood-as-sacrifice model on its head. The result is healthier moms and healthier families. Bravo!” ~ Christine Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
At a certain level of wealth, money makes parenting harder, not easier. Raised Healthy, Wealthy & Wise breaks new ground in the field of raising children amid wealth by hearing from the success stories: real-life children raised with wealth now grown into happy, healthy, and productive adults. (Credited collaborator)
A fascinating story of transformation and growth: A small private school founded in the back of a doctor’s office in Back Bay in 1938 becomes a thriving institution–that still exemplifies its founding spirit–housed in a historic Back Bay mansion and the renowned former Exeter Theatre.