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REVIEW PROCEDURE

     The OSA may be approached by any author or publishing house to review books, videos, and indeed any material pertaining to family/parenting information.  We also review publications as we encounter them.  Two associates read or view the material in question and then submit their review.  If both reviews are positive, we will feature the material on this site.  Where appropriate; title, author, publisher, ISBN number, manufacturer, and mailing address will be given.

Our Rating System

Of some interest.................................................*
Very interesting and timely.................................**
Extremely interesting..........................................***
Highly recommended, a must read......................****

SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS FOR PARENTS                                                                           **

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Author:  Deepak Chopra MD
Publisher:  Harmony Books/Crown Publishers 
ISBN:  0-609-6007-X

"After a general discussion of parenting and the gift of spirit, this book explores the specific ways to practice the 7 laws, and how to convey these laws to children depending on their ages, and how to embody them in age-specific activities each day.  A best seller and one which your entire family will enjoy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

1997                                                                                          

PERFECT PARENTING & KID COOPERATION                                                              ****

Author:  Elizabeth Pantley
Publisher:   Contemporary Books
ISBN:   0-8092-2847-5          

"Few publications on parenting within the nuclear family offer insightful advice regarding stepfamilies.  Perfect Parenting and Kid Cooperation, both by Elizabeth Pantley, are perfect examples of the exception to that rule.   Both offer a fountain of 'can-do" advice that is not only practical, but respectful of parents, and children alike.  We have already applied several of her helpful suggestions in our stepfamily - and they REALLY  work!   We recommend both publications, along with the video on Kid Cooperation.   They will help you respond to your children, rather than reacting to them."   

1999

STEP-MOTHERHOOD, HOW TO SURVIVE                                                                       ***

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Author:  Cherie Burns
Publisher:   Time Books/Random House Inc.
ISBN:  0-8129-1145-8

"We would highly recommend this book to all women who are contemplating entering into a stepfamily unit, and to those having now       passed through the 'fantasy stage'.  Also contains advice from husband/wife counselling team, Emily and John Visher, who are also  step-parents.  Easy to read with excellent examples."

1985

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