The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child

A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own--and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted. Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that's missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie's true nature. Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah's attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie's behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie's past may be enough to push them all over the edge.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lucinda Berry
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2019-03
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 154204054X


The Perfect Child

The Perfect Child

A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own--and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted. Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that's missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie's true nature. Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah's attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie's behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie's past may be enough to push them all over the edge.

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Author : Lucinda Berry
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2019-03
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1503905128


Raising The Perfect Child Through Guilt And Manipulation

Raising The Perfect Child Through Guilt And Manipulation

Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious new parenting philosophy that would shock Dr. Spock and traumatize T. Berry Brazelton. Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation is a riotously irreverent take on contemporary child rearing.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Elizabeth Beckwith
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780061939686


Tales For The Perfect Child

Tales For The Perfect Child

Sergio Ruzzier brings his mischievous touch to a timeless favorite by Florence Parry Heide, beloved author of The Shrinking of Treehorn. This delightful new edition includes one never-before-published story. Ruby is reliable (kinda). Arthur is careful (sorta). Harry eats his carrots (though it depends on what you mean by “eat”). And just like all perfect children, Gloria helps her mother (well, that might be an exaggeration). As the eight deliciously wicked tales featured in this hilarious chapter book prove, it’s perfectly nice to be a perfect child—but where’s the fun in that?

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Florence Parry Heide
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-03-07
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781481463799


The Dream Of The Perfect Child

The Dream Of The Perfect Child

A feminist critique of bioethics and attitudes toward reproductive technologies.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Joan Rothschild
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 343 Pages
ISBN : 0253345650


When She Returned

When She Returned

One woman's reappearance throws her family into turmoil, exposing dark secrets and the hidden, often devastating truth of family relationships. Kate Bennett vanished from a parking lot eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and young daughter. When she shows up at a Montana gas station, clutching an infant and screaming for help, investigators believe she may have been abducted by a cult. Kate's return flips her family's world upside down--her husband is remarried, and her daughter barely remembers her. Kate herself doesn't look or act like she did before. While the family tries to help Kate reintegrate into society, they discover truths they've been hiding from each other about their own relationships. But they aren't the only ones with secrets. As the family unravels what happened to Kate, a series of shocking revelations shows that Kate's return is more sinister than any of them could have imagined.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lucinda Berry
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2019-10-08
Total Pages : 298 Pages
ISBN : 1542092922


The Less Than Perfect Child

The Less Than Perfect Child

Growing up with a behavioral or learning disorder is never easy; not for the parents, not for the teachers, and especially not for the affected child. The past 15 years have seen an unprecedented explosion in the diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, Tourette's, Asperger's, Defient Behavior. Many of those affected are now reaching adulthood. What will their future be? While growing up in the trenches of disfunctionality, the author was institutionalized at age 8 and diagnosed as mentally retarded: a diagnosis his parents refused to accept. This story of hope and transformation will inspire and encourage the millions of troubled parents who worry about what the future holds for their "Less Than Perfect Child" and help those adults who have never been diagnosed, yet struggle daily with behavioral and learning disorders.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : David C. Bardsley
Publisher :
Release : 2011-07-01
Total Pages : 182 Pages
ISBN : 0983544603


The Perfect Child For Us

The Perfect Child For Us

A normal pregnancy followed by a normal birth unexpectedly led to a questionable survival prognosis. Extensive testing revealed a rare genetic muscular disorder, congenital fiber type disproportion. In this inspirational memoir, Caden's grandmother describes the days, weeks, and months that follow this devasting diagnosis.

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Genre : Christian life
Author : Linda Sprague Pappas
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-01-11
Total Pages : 162 Pages
ISBN : 1731285957


The Best Of Friends

The Best Of Friends

An unthinkable tragedy forever changes a group of teens and turns family against family in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that begs to be read in one sitting. Best friends Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani endure every parent's nightmare when a tragic accident befalls their teenage boys, leaving one dead, another in a coma, and a third too traumatized to speak. Reeling from the worst night of their lives, the three mothers plunge into a desperate investigation of the bizarre incident. How could something so horrible happen in their wealthy Southern California suburb? They soon discover that the accident was just the beginning, and troubling discoveries lead to chilling questions: Do they really know their children? Do they even know each other? As more secrets surface, a fog of doubt and suspicion threatens to poison their families, their friendships, and the whole community. With the illusion of happiness and safety long gone, these women must now confront the hazards of heartbreak, the consequences of jealousy, and the dangers of living double lives.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lucinda Berry
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2020-08-18
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 1542022142


How Not To Raise A Perfect Child

How Not To Raise A Perfect Child

A perfect child: * Dresses neatly and practises the violin before breakfast * Comes top of the class and is captain of everything * Is unfailingly obedient and sweet-tempered * Is a perfect credit to its perfect mother A real child: * Prefers shoelaces undone and mismatched socks * Shouts 'Bum!' at Granny * Turns breakfast and bedtime into a battleground * Is the normal offspring of imperfect parents With affectionate lack of illusion and a refreshing honesty about her own shortcomings, Libby Purves examines the pleasures and pitfalls of raising children from three to eight years old. Playgroup, starting school, rude words, pets - all these topics are tackled with frank good humour and down-to-earth advice. Best of all is her reassuring reminder that there is no such thing as a perfect child.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Libby Purves
Publisher : Hodder
Release : 2012-07-19
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781444721263