Melinda Blau

Melinda Blau, an award-winning journalist who often specializes in parenting issues, is the author of Families Apart and Loving and Listening, as well as coauthor of several other books including Dr. Taffel's Parenting By Heart and Nurturing Good Children Now. She is the mother of two grown children and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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The Second Family

Ron Taffel with Melinda Blau
St. Martin's Griffin

If you have a teen or pre-teen, you recognize the phenomenon already-perhaps without even knowing it has a name. "The second family," as uncompromisingly...

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Nurturing Good Children Now

Ron Taffel, Ph.D., with Melinda Blau
Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

In these difficult, sometimes violent, times, how can we nurture children who are both good and happy? How can we help them stay safe, be respectful, and reach...

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