Things for boys and girls.
Real Solutions for Busy Moms
Former supermodel Kathy Ireland explores tough issues facing busy mothers today, such as managing money,
creating a healthy and happy lifestyle, and taking care of your own dreams. Each chapter has a discussion section and real-life problems with real-life solutions, plus advice from experts. Ireland discovers that to find solutions for life's problems, you must appreciate life's joys that exist. Available at Borders for $23.99. Enter to win.
Boys Should be Boys
In this book, author Meg Meeker, a pediatrician with over 20 years of experience with adolescents, shows parents how to raise healthy and confident boys. Dr. Meeker has seven secrets, such as: boys are made for the outdoors, parents should always be seen as heroes, the importance of rules and boundaries, the value of virtuousness and integrity, and the most common mistakes boys make. Raising sons can be difficult, but Dr. Meeker's newest book makes it just a little bit easier. Available at Barnes & Noble for $24.95. Enter to win.
Girls today are taught that they can do anything that boys can do, including all types of competitive sports. Although this has helped girls gain confidence, author Michael Sokolove says that the number of injuries might be higher than the number of benefits. Sokolove notes that girls are injured at a different rate than boys and discusses the injury epidemic girls face. He offers advice on how to keep girls in sports, while curbing injuries. Available on Amazon.com for $25. Enter to win.
The Purpose of Boys
Have women have become more successful over the years as men's successes decline? There are only three quarters as many men in college as there are women. Teen boys are five times more likely to commit suicide than teen girls. And the number of young men ages 18-21 behind bars is more than 10 times that of women in the same age group. Family therapist Michael Gurian asks why young men are struggling to find success and addresses the problems that young men face. Gurian believes that boys no longer understand their social roles. His book addresses this issue and explains the dangers the loss of roles bring. Available on Amazon.com for $26.96. Enter to win.
The Girl's Body Book, and The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing up YOU
As kids reach adolescence, everything changes: their bodies, their feelings and their relationships. Their worlds are vulnerable - just when they find it hardest to talk to adults. Luckily, experienced registered nurse Kelli Dunham addresses these important concerns in two readable, reassuring and illustrated companion books, written for ages 8 to 12. The books speak directly to kids, while helping parents guide children through every important "growing up" topic. $9.95 each on Amazon.com. Enter to win.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Boys
This hands-on guide was written by parents of teenage boys to help other parents deal with the issues that raising boys brings. The topics deal with relationships between boys and girls, boys' feelings, school, discipline, puberty, peer pressure, and much more - all leading into adulthood. Available on Penguin.com for $14.95. Enter to win.
Guide to college
Parents' Guide to College Life
After sending multiple kids to college, Robin Raskin reviews all types of issues that parents and students face in college, including dorm life, sex, drugs, drinking, money, academics and parental roles during the college years. This guide gives almost 200 straight answers to everything parents could expect to ask over the years that their child is in school. Available through Princeton Review for $13.95. Enter to win.
Scholarships 101: The Real-World Guide to Getting Cash for College
Academic- and sports-based college scholarships aren't the only ones available. In Kimberly Stezala's new book, she shows parents and students how the scholarship process works. Stezala helps students know what they can do to improve their chances of getting scholarships, and shows parents how to give support. She gives tips on how students can set themselves apart from their peers, and helps them create a personalized plan for a competitive edge. Available on Amazon.com for $17.95. Enter to win.