Walking the Parenting Tightrope (Sept., $14.99) by Russ Robinson teaches "polarity management"—parenting without losing one's balance.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step by Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep (Sept., $22.95) by Marc Weissbluth, M.D., shares his approach for getting good zzz's. Ad/promo.
Parenting from Your Strengths: Understanding Strengths and Valuing Differences in Your Home (Oct., $14.99) by John Trent et al. A guide to maintaining harmony and avoiding conflict with your child.
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk (Sept., $23.95) by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish points the way to effective communication.
DA CAPO/LIFELONG BOOKS
Just a Little Too Thin: How to Pull Your Children Back from the Brink of an Eating Disorder (Sept., $25) by Michael A. Strober and Meg Schneider offers insights into anorexia and suggestions for helping kids live healthy lives.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Indivisible by Two: Lives of Extraordinary Twins(Sept., $24.95) by Nancy L. Segal reveals the joys and traumas of 12 sets of twins, triplets and quadruplets.
The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life (Sept., $24.95) by Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens counsels parents in the understanding and raising of sons.
Does My Child Really Need Meds?: A Psychiatrist Makes Sense of When and If to Give Kids Medication (Jan., $24.95) by Elizabeth Roberts, M.D., helps parents decide what medical remedies are best for their youngster.
The Real Truth About Teens and Sex: From Hooking Up to Friends with Benefits—What Teens Are Thinking, Doing, and Talking About, and How to Help Them Make Smart Choices (Sept., $23.95) by Sabrina Weill covers a variety of important issues.
How to Con Your Kid: Simple Scams for Mealtime, Bedtime, Bathtime—Anytime! (Nov., $14.95) by David Borgenicht and James Grace demonstrates that there's more than one way to effective discipline.
Character Is Destiny (Oct., $22.95) by John McCain et al. Original stories with moral and ethical lessons for children. Ad/promo. 3-city author tour. Author publicity.
Questions Kids Ask About Sex (Oct., $19.95) by Melissa R. Cox. When and how to discuss sex with your kids.
SQUARE ONE PUBLISHERS
How Smart Is Your Baby?: Develop and Nurture Your Newborn's Full Potential (Dec.; $24.95, paper $15.95) by Glen Doman and Janet Doman. A guide to creating the environment that will best cultivate your newborn's brain. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
The Boomerang Age: Transitions to Adulthood in Families (0ct., $34.95) by Barbara A. Mitchell addresses the issues faced by parents and children when young adults move back home.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
Why Babies Do That: A Book of Baffling Baby Behaviors Explained (Oct., $15.95) by Jennifer Margulis promises to assuage parents' perplexities during baby's first year.
Boundaries with Teens (Feb., $19.99) by John Townsend suggests ways to help teens take responsibility for their actions, attitudes and emotions.