Parenting Expert, Susan Newman Ph.D.

Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day


Little Things Long RememberedLittle Things Long Remembered, updated for today’s time-strapped families, offers hundreds of ways to create treasured childhood rituals. Chock full of thoughtful and loving ideas that mean a lot — especially to children.

Small parcels of time well spent shape long-lasting memories that are the backbone of family unity…and the glue that holds families together.

Chapters are divided into convenient time frames: Gestures to strengthen family ties that take seconds, activities when you have five minutes, half an hour, or over the weekend. Plus, special circumstance suggestions for when your child is not feeling well or when you travel, for birthdays, major and minor holidays—including a set of Cardinal Rules to insure whatever you do is fun, builds character and celebrates your family.

Every single day offers fertile ground for creating positive recollections. Dig in to find “little things” that will inspire loving remembrances of growing up…and of you. Little Things… is the perfect new baby, Mother or Father’s Day, or any day gift for parents and grandparents.

Praise for the New Edition of Little Things Long Remembered

Little Things… promises—and delivers—a treasure chest of ideas to build cherished memories and strong family connections. Keep this book close by.” –Judy Blume

“Newman’s tips for making grand family memories are so easy to implement that every parent will want to grab a few to try right away. Integral to each ‘little thing’ is the warmth and love we want our kids to take away with them from their too-swiftly-over growing up years.” –Susan K. Perry, PhD, author of Playing Smart, Kylie’s Heel, and a blogger for Psychology Today

“Skip the elaborate birthday party with a petting zoo or laser tag. If you really want to show your kids that you love them, read Little Things Long Remembered. Susan Newman lists lots of little things that make your kids feel special every day of the year.”
– Jen Singer, author of You’re a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren’t So Bad Either)

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The Case for the Only Child: Your Essential Guide

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case-for-the-only-childAlthough parenting approaches change, attitudes about only children remain stuck in the past.

The negative stereotypes — lonely, selfish, bossy, spoiled, socially maladjusted — make parents think their child will be at a disadvantage when compared to those who grew up with siblings.

The Case for the Only Child debunks the myths, taking into account the many changes the nuclear family has experienced in the face of two-family incomes, single parenting, women starting families later, and the economic reality of raising children in our modern world. Combining often-surprising findings with real-life stories, compassionate insight, and thought-provoking questions, Newman gives readers a guide to help them decide for themselves how to best plan their family and raise a single child.

  • Provides fascinating facts and statistics to show the reason for the rapid rise in the number of singletons
  • Explores pressure from friends, relatives, and strangers to have a second child… and how to deal with it
  • Demystifies the realities of raising and being an only child
  • Answers the difficult question: Does a child need a sibling?


Praise for The Case for the Only Child

“I love books that present good news most people don’t know about. This is such a book. Susan Newman lets you know that far from being damaged, only children can have it made! As a parent, you can have one and be done, and Dr. Newman shows you why. Goodbye guilt, welcome the fulsome joy of being parents to a one-and-only!”
- Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness. Read more

Under One Roof Again: All Grown Up and (Re)learning to Live Together Happily

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As nest eggs shrink, parents are moving in with their adult children and grandchildren in record numbers.

Similarly, with jobs scarce and unemployment high, more and more adult children, be they recent college grads (77% of them in 2009) or on their own for a while, are returning home to their parents.

Under One Roof Again squarely addresses the inevitable and sensitive issues—from money matters to boundaries—that arise when formerly parent-child relationships become adult-adult ones. Drawing on her own research with family members already living together and on academic studies, social psychologist Susan Newman, a leading authority in the family relationship and parenting fields, provides solid advice for avoiding the snags and building stronger family ties when family members rejoin each other for long or short time periods.


Praise for Under One Roof Again

“In her author’s note, Newman (The Book of No, Parenting an Only Child) compares the mystery of functioning families to the splitting of the atom and the prevention of global warming. Living in harmony with one’s returning child and/or family or one’s parents is about as complicated. To help with the resurgence of this phenomenon, Newman offers practical considerations, from protecting privacy and sticking to food preferences to dealing with money and respecting others’ time. Verdict: Newman covers all the bases, and her book is essential reading for those facing this situation. Following her advice can make the difference between enjoying the richness of another generation or simply tolerating it.”

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