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How to Wean Your Kid Off of Video Game Addiction
by Sarah Jacobson

Has video games taken over your child's life?

Have you been struggling to get your child away from the screen and into more proactive activities? Or maybe you've noticed your child's mood has drastically changed — and not for the better. Tired of the constant battle after you press that off button? Don't worry, I've got you covered.

From Fortnite to Minecraft, Call of Duty to League of Legends, video games have become an important part of many lives. But what happens when it becomes a little too important? Sure, video games have some positive qualities; giving children a chance to meet new friends, providing an escape into fantastical new worlds, and giving them a competitive edge with updated quests and challenges. But what happens when it becomes too much?

This book is here to help you through the intricate situation of guiding your child away from the controller and help them start taking control of their own life. We'll discuss how to first get your foot through the door, leading to a stronger, better connection with your kid, how to open more communication lines between the two of you, and even how to hop right in to try out some of these games for yourself — just to see what all the fuss is about. This book will also discuss what signs to look out for if you believe your child has formed an addiction to video games, resources to help find professional help if needed, and to suggest — and get them to stick with — new activities.

If you've been fighting tooth and nail to try and drag your child away from the console and out into the real world — this book is for you. We get it. These days, it can be hard to relate to half the things kids keep coming up with, let alone the constant updates from game designers. But you're not alone, and you're not the only one who has faced this battle. With years of experience studying video games and their effects on children, the author is here to be your battle buddy.

Get ready to put on some super exclusive, powered-up parental armor — it's time to defeat the boss.
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Influencer: How to Stand Out Amongst the Social Media Noise
by Myra E. Looring

Discover the underground secrets of influencer marketing and ensure your brand conquers the world of social media.

Social media is a jungle.

With nearly 1 billion Instagram users, 2 billion YouTubers, and 2.8 billion Facebook users, it's easy to feel overwhelmed with all the competition.

On top of it, a new social media platform comes out of nowhere every year or so, just as you started figuring out the last one.

Being all shiny and new, it steals the community you've worked so hard to create, and you're forced to continue promoting your business on a dying platform or start all over again.

If you're tired of watching your amazing brand fall deeper and deeper in the black hole that is social media, not getting the attention it deserves (or even noticed), you've come to the right place.

Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, or TikTok, there's one thing that you need to master to become successful on all platforms — influencer marketing.

No matter the platform or how drastically the algorithms tend to change, social media influencers can reach your target audience in a way that's trustworthy and engaging.

However, finding the right social media influencer to build a brand on is tricky.

Competition is fierce, and the wrong influencer can quickly tear down everything you've worked so hard for.

But there is a solution.

The first step to mastering influencer marketing is to understand exactly who your target audience is before finding the influencers who can speak to them.

In Influencer, here is just a fraction of what you will discover:
  • The astonishing truth behind the social media algorithms that even the "gurus" don't know about
  • Why modern businesses cannot even hope to succeed without using influencers
  • A goldmine of tools to help you find the best influencers, and make sure they attract your exact target audience
  • A foolproof recipe to influencer communication — they simply won't be able to resist your business proposal
  • A step-by-step guide to negotiating with influencers, so you don't get tricked by shady social media characters
  • The underground playbook of strategies to grow your brand on any social media platform
  • Bulletproof strategies for capturing your followers' attention — the currency of the future
  • And much more.

Even if you're tired of seemingly endless blogging, tweeting, pinning, and posting, but not getting the results you're looking for — you no longer need to stress over it.

Influencer gives you a groundbreaking insight on exactly why your brand is not growing as it should be, and how you can use influencer marketing in a way that your competition is too scared to do.

The world of social media is getting louder and more chaotic by the day, and no one seems to stand out.

It's time to make the change and let the world know how amazing and unique your brand is through the power of influencers!
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The Surrogacy Journey: What to Expect When Having a Surrogate Pregnancy
by Stephenie Kammeyer

Discover a comprehensive guide to prepare yourself for a surrogate pregnancy — complete with expert tips and advice!

Are you going to become a surrogate mother? Are you looking for guidance that will get you through the whole ordeal with ease? Would you like to learn what to expect while you are expecting?

If so, you are in the right place, because this guide will teach you everything you need to know about pregnancy and surrogacy!

The surrogacy process is definitely rewarding, but it is not without its challenges. Deciding to become a surrogate takes determination and perseverance. The entire time you are going through the process, you will see the world from a whole new perspective - both your own and those of the people around you.

However, there is an easy way to overcome all the challenges that are in front of you. How? By learning what to expect upfront and there is no better way to learn that than with this guide.

With The Surrogacy Journey: What to Expect When Having a Surrogate Pregnancy (Guide for Gestational Carriers), a renowned surrogacy expert and founder of the Idaho Surrogacy Center (surrogacy agency), Stephenie Kammeyer, will take you on a one-of-a-kind journey that will show you what the whole process looks like.

Written from her perspective as a surrogate mother and experiences she saw during her career as a surrogacy consultant, Stephenie shares what to expect during your journey and some things you should and should not do or expect.

Here is what this surrogacy guide can offer you:
  • Why working with an agency is the safest way to approach the surrogate pregnancy
  • Complete guide to all things you should do before getting pregnant
  • An in-depth explanation of the IVF transfer process
  • Difficult conversations you'll have and what to do in those situations
  • How to protect yourself and the baby in the best way possible
  • And much more!
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The Dolphin Law: A Story of the Seas
by Linda Collister

Relax into the beauty of human truth, reveling in love and our spiritual connection to all that is.

Do you ever sit there and wonder how we humans have become so disconnected from nature? Ever question how it is that we seem to have lost our way with the natural flow of life? The ups and downs and turmoil of our fast-paced world leave us without a solid grounding in the foundation of our spiritual truth — it often seems we humans have lost our way.

The dolphins see this, too. They know of our past and of how we have drifted into a cloud of confusion and disconnect. Many of them had given up on our return to a resonance of peace with mother nature. The dolphin law even forbids any dolphin from ever trying to establish contact with us again. But the love of a mother will always do what it must — especially when the life of her young one is on the line. The heart of humanity, of course, will forever be there to support those in need.

A story of reestablished trust and love shows us that the bond between land dweller and ocean goer is just as strong now as it had ever been before. A rediscovering of human and animal cohabitation serves as a beautiful reminder that no matter how lost we may become as a human species, at the end of it, we are all one in spirit.

Stepping into an underwater world of confusion, chaos, and pleas for help from anyone able will remind you of our connection to all living beings and help bring those questions of our disconnect to a standstill. We are each only as far from nature as we choose to be, sometimes we just need a little healthy reminder of our truth.
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Dead of Autumn
Book One of the Alexa Williams Novels

by Sherry Knowlton

Alexa Williams is a successful lawyer, volunteers weekly at a women's clinic, and has a sexy weekend boyfriend — not to mention an endearing best friend in her giant English mastiff, Scout. But one autumn day, when Scout takes off into the Pennsylvania woods, Alexa discovers a nightmare she'd never imagined. From that fateful day, Alexa becomes entangled in a murder mystery — one that she tries to unravel by linking it to experiences and symbols in her own life.

Dewilla Noakes, a child of the Depression, has recently lost her mother. Her father packs up the girls — and their attractive cousin Winnie — and hits the road to look for a job on the East Coast. Along the way, money becomes tighter, food becomes scarcer, and relationships become strained. Dewilla's father fears he's failing his daughters. Running out of options, he begins to consider the unthinkable to end the misery he's brought upon his family....

Alexa soon finds herself amid violence aimed at the clinic where she volunteers, brought on by pro-life extremists. In a bizarre turn of events, she's almost raped, ambushed by religious zealots who wish to convert her, then taken by surprise as another romance enters her life. Plus, she seems to be seeing quite a lot of the local law enforcement these days.

No matter what else happens in her life, Alexa can't shake feeling some sort of connection to the mysterious murder victim. She thinks back to the stories she heard as a child, about the Babes in the Woods, who were murdered close to where the victim's body was found, wondering if that might be why she draws the connection. But when the murderer strikes again, Alexa must rely on her knowledge of local history and terrain in order to save her own life.

Dead of Autumn ties together the struggles faced by females, young and old, past and present, and the degrees of power they embrace to combat their situations.
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Dead of Summer
Book Two of the Alexa Williams Novels

by Sherry Knowlton

In a tale of suspense that travels from Southcentral Pennsylvania to Africa to the iconic Woodstock Festival of 1969, Dead of Summer embroils Alexa Williams in the dangerous world of sex trafficking.

With help from friends, family, and her yoga practice, Alexa Williams is finally starting to recover from last autumn's trauma of finding a dead body and the violence that ensued. The young attorney can't believe that her summer has begun with the discovery of another body. This time, the dead woman was famous for her worldwide campaign against sex trafficking. The murder hits close to home: The late activist was a friend and mentor to Alexa's best friend, Melissa.

While the town mourns, Alexa stumbles into a burglary at Melissa's home, barely escaping serious harm. A client asks for help in convincing the police that her foster child is not a runaway, and Alexa learns that other local girls have gone missing. Drawn into the fight to save lost and exploited children, Alexa discovers a community of child activists. A local philanthropist wants Alexa to join his foster care empire. A sexy social worker and a hip college professor want a more personal connection with Alexa, but she is also drawn to the police detective leading the murder investigation.

Searching for answers, Alexa becomes entangled in a web of deception and danger that puts both her heart and her life at risk. By the time she discovers that the key to the present lies in the halcyon days of peace and music, it may be too late.
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Lucid Dreaming: How to Unlock Your Dreams
by Zara L. Nooring

Defy the laws of physics and create a world of awe and wonder. Imagine you could gain control over all your dreams. You would go to bed and consciously decide where to go, who to be, and what to do.

The fundamentals of physics wouldn't apply and you alone would control, manipulate, and transform the narrative. By sheer power of will you could fly, pass through a wall, become something completely different, conjure people and characters, live a fairy tale, or even slay a dragon...

This scenario isn't something you only read in fantasy novels. Throughout the ages, spirituality, esotericism, philosophy, and science alike have been perplexed by a wonderful phenomenon called lucid dreaming. Unlike ordinary dreams, lucidity comes when you become aware that you're dreaming within your dream and thus gain an almost unlimited agency over every aspect of your story as it unfolds.

In Lucid Dreaming, you will discover:
  • How lucid dreaming can help you deal with continuous mental setbacks, setting you free and allowing you to reach a real state of well-being
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to induce a lucid dream state, allowing you to consciously choose to go to your dream world instead of leaving it to chance
  • A plethora of techniques to help you discover ways in which you can truly control the dream you're in and live it out exactly how you desire
  • The secrets the Tibetans knew all along about lucid dreaming, as well as some of their best-known practices to utilize this lucid state and elevate your consciousness
  • The two things you should absolutely not miss when you're awake if you genuinely want to become a veteran lucid dreamer
  • And much more!

If you're ready to explore worlds beyond belief and indulge in the wildest aspects of your imagination then buy this audiobook right now.
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The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing, and Strength When Disaster Strikes
by Laurie Nadel, PhD

Once a seasoned journalist,but now a distinguished scholar and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Laurie has immersed herself in the academic study of suffering, in addition to the depth her own life story provides....

When it comes to teaching how to get up after being knocked down, how to not just survive life's hardest blows, but eventually thrive, nothing beats a teacher who has learned through personal experience. I'll be surprised if you don't find this book highly approachable, and the information in it unusually accessible and easy to understand, digest, and put to use. Dr. Laurie Nadel touches off many new sunbursts of thought as she guides us through what we need to know about coping with life's most troubling times." (From the foreword by Dan Rather)

As the frequency and intensity of catastrophic events continue to surge, organizations provide guidelines for how to pack a "Go-Kit" in case of emergency. The Five Gifts is like an emergency "Go-Kit" for the mind, packed with information and insight that can minimize and prevent long-term psycho-spiritual damage from a traumatic event. It's a field guide for the heart and soul to guide you through to cycles of damage and recovery that can be useful before, during, and after a tragic loss, trauma, or disaster.

In a nationwide Google survey Dr. Nadel commissioned for this book, 33 percent of those surveyed identified their greatest fear as a terrorist attack, followed by displacement from their homes. As this upsurge in violent episodes continues, the numbers show a greater likelihood that you, or someone close to you, will be directly affected by a traumatic event.

But what if you had access to a mind-body-spirit "Go-Kit" before disaster strikes? In The Five Gifts, Dr. Nadel wisely maps out a path integrating what she has learned from over two decades of working with people damaged by a trauma event. Her own life was impacted by the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. The Five Gifts contains interviews with people whose lives were directly impacted by such major news events as the Rwanda genocide, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the tsunami in Bali, and the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing.

Although you can never be fully prepared for a shocking, traumatic event, this book will provide information, ideas, insight and tools to build the emotional stamina and clarity needed to cope with acute stress responses and emotional aftershocks If you are open to receiving the gifts of humility, patience, empathy, forgiveness, and growth, The Five Gifts will lead you safely through disaster and traumatic minefields.
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Raising Emotional Intelligence in Kids: How to Give Your Kids the Best Kickstart to Conquer Life
by Sienna Neel

Feelings are not meant to be pushed down or dismissed. Here's how to make sure your kids know what to do with theirs: If you're like most parents, one of your primary concerns about your child, aside from their health and safety, is how you can prepare them for adulthood.

Qualities associated with emotional intelligence are a greater predictor of future success than having a high IQ and are very often overlooked. Fortunately, emotional intelligence is something that can be taught and developed, and the ideal time to do it is while your kids are still young.

In Raising Emotional Intelligence in Kids, you will discover:
  • How to help your child identify, understand, and make sense of their emotions when they are still too young to verbalize them well
  • Your parenting type and how you could be affecting your child's self-esteem and outside relationships
  • The number one thing to keep in mind to keep you from losing your mind when your child is having yet another tantrum
  • Nine effective responses to misbehavior that don't involve punishment
  • Why you should stop asking your child, "Why?", and what to ask instead to get more than a one-word response
  • The essential trait that will enable your child to face any obstacle that comes their way, even when you're not there to help them
  • How to get your child to respond peacefully but forcefully to a bully
  • What you should never say to your child when talking about a sensitive issue
  • Easy calming exercises you can do with your child to develop mindfulness and help them deal with fluctuating emotions
  • And much more.

If you want to prepare your child for a successful future, not just in their career but also in their personal life and relationships, then scroll up and click the "buy" button right now.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
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Shhhh...Listen! Practical Parenting Steps to Get Your Kids to Listen That Work! Age 3-8
by Sienna Neel

Handling a newborn is tough. But as any parent knows, what comes after the age of three makes everything before look like a walk in a park.

It seems like your child learned how to talk overnight, and suddenly, you discover a whole new aspect of your parent-child relationship: communication. Many don't even realize how crucial that moment is. Not only does your child now understand what you're saying to them, but they also use words to express themselves.

It sounds simple enough, but communicating with children is actually more complex than you may realize. It's not about disciplining your children - it's about talking and listening in the right way.

In Shhhh...Listen! Practical Parenting Steps to Get Your Kids to Listen That Work! Age 3-8, you will discover:
  • A detailed guide on what's going on inside your children's heads — find out what they're feeling but not telling you.
  • Proven techniques for getting your children to listen to you so that you never feel ignored or defeated again
  • Simple methods child experts use to improve communication with children and get them to express themselves in a calm, controlled way
  • Tips on how to handle your own emotions when dealing with children — say good-bye to anger and frustration forever.
  • Fun, interactive activities for you and your children that will strengthen your bond and deepen your communication level
  • Bulletproof strategies for helping your children develop excellent communication skills, paving the way for successful futures
  • And much more...

When raising children, parents have to act intuitively in many aspects. Communication shouldn't be one of them — it is something far too important to handle "on the go."

If you want to help your child express themselves in a productive manner and quit the tantrums, then you will want to listen to this audiobook.
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Content Creator: How to Stand Out Amongst the Noise
by Myra E. Looring

What do today's young influencers know, that you don't? Content Creator is a handy guide that will lead you through the process and give you proven tips for creating content that connects with people.

Inside, here is just a fraction of what you will discover:
  • The number one thing to always keep in mind when creating content that will make your videos more personal and engaging
  • Brainstorming habits to ensure that you'll never run out of content ideas
  • The secret to getting 10x more views on your Facebook video posts, and how to lead them to your YouTube channel
  • Why having a million subscribers won't guarantee significant income, and how the top content creators earn their millions
  • The key metric you need to track that will help you appear in recommended and suggested video lists and boost your views
  • The eight subtle but effective ways to turn a casual viewer to a committed subscriber
  • The important but often neglected detail of your videos that will affect whether or not someone will click on your content
  • A powerful strategy that will increase your exposure and multiply your reach without any additional effort
  • And much more...

It's amazing what you can learn about yourself when you start creating instead of consuming. You never know how creative you are until you consistently come up with new ideas and produce great content. You also get to discover more about your chosen niche, as well as yourself and what you're capable of.

And the potential millions in income? That will just be icing on the cake.

If you want to flex your creative muscles, indulge in your passion, and even get to earn at the same time, then scroll up and click the "buy now" button right away.
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Digital School Teacher: The Ultimate Guide to Online Teaching
by Trisha T. Mooring

From boring instructor to fabulously engaging educator: make the switch in just six steps.

As an educator, you can make a new platform exciting and engaging for students. It's simply a matter of being prepared, exploring all available tools, and making the most of what such resources have to offer.

In Digital School Teacher, you will discover:
  • The secret behind getting your students to show up for every single online class
  • Lesson planning and preparation strategies, as well as powerful tactics to make the most of audio, video, and multimedia in your online lessons
  • The six main challenges every online educator will face, and the best ways to overcome every single one of them
  • Building a strong teacher-student connection, regardless of the fact that you're speaking to a camera
  • Handy real-time and asynchronous education tools you should start using right away
  • Best student assessment and grading approaches to ensure fairness and keep track of progress
  • Communication approaches that boost engagement and can get even the shy students to speak up
  • Genuine ways to offer encouragement, guidance, and motivation online
  • A comprehensive list of tools and apps to apply to every single online learning process, making it fun and something to look forward to
  • And much more!

It's about time to acquaint yourself with online teaching methods and tools. The sooner you add these to your arsenal of educational skills, the better the outcome. Online learning is the future of education. Remaining competitive on the market is heavily dependent on upgrading your skillset and staying ahead of the times and the trends.

Turn yourself into an online educator extraordinaire — mastering online learning doesn't have to depend on your age or experience with technology.
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Mantra Meditations for Love
by Shivani Batra

Are you experiencing love sickness? Do you feel heartbroken, unlovable, and alone? If you do, this mantra meditation practice is for you. This ancient practice has been around for thousands of years, and is proven to help you attract the loving relationships you've always wanted.

Philosophers, neuroscientists, and researchers around the world have proven that 95 percent of your behavior has to do with what goes on in your subconscious mind. The thoughts and emotions you are not aware of are controlling your life.

If you want to attract your soulmate or twin flame, you need to dive deep into the practice of self-love. With mantra meditations, you can begin tapping into universal powers and manifesting the romantic partner you want in your life. When done right, you will become a magnet to that special someone.

In Mantra Meditations for Love, you will experience:
  • A strong emotional and sexual connection from someone in your life
  • Feelings of self-love and compassion
  • Flirting and physical attraction happening more frequently
  • Enhanced desire to love and be romantic
  • Healing of your heart from past emotional traumas and toxic relationships
  • An unexpected message from a specific person
  • Magnetism that will gravitate you toward the love of your life
  • True love like you've never experienced before
  • And much more!

The person you are looking for is out there right now. Using the power of your subconscious mind, you can easily attract this person into your life.

If you want to find that special someone and experience more love in your life today, scroll up and listen to this audiobook right now.
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Mantra Meditations for Healing
by Shivani Batra

Do you suffer from physical, emotional, or spiritual pain? Do you want to heal faster from your condition/illness and prevent future problems? How about healing your mind and emotions from past and present traumas?

If you do, these mantra meditations are for you. This ancient practice has been around for thousands of years and is proven to help heal ailments related to the body, mind, and soul. Innovative studies from some of the world's most renowned scientists and researchers like Fabrizio Benedetti, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and Jo Marchant show this to be true.

The thoughts and emotions you have influence how your body responds to conditions and illnesses. In order to heal better and faster, you need to be aware of these thoughts and emotions. With mantra meditations, you can consciously focus your energy and trigger health-inducing responses in your body. With innumerable success stories, it's no wonder meditation has become such a popular alternative for healing.

In Mantra Meditations for Healing, you will experience:
  • Healing results that may come from just one meditation session
  • A new perspective around health that will allow you to heal better and faster
  • Positive energy flowing through your body and enhancing your healing experience
  • Detachment from past and present negativity and trauma
  • A lighter sense of self to relieve stress and anxiety
  • Custom-made binaural beats that will subconsciously evoke your healing powers
  • And much more!

Healing your body, mind, and soul can be as easy as sitting or lying for just 15 minutes a day. Science and medicine are on the side of using meditation for healing. But even if you're still skeptical, what do you have to lose? If you want to wield your self-healing powers today, then listen to this audiobook right now.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
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HowExpert Guide to Butterflies: 101 Lessons to Learn Everything About Butterflies from A to Z
by HowExpert with Jessica Dumas

HowExpert Guide to Butterflies is a guidebook that is packed with a vast amount of information about butterflies. In this guidebook, you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about butterflies. It has more about butterflies than any encyclopedia, and it is much easier to listen to!

Some of the topics in this guidebook are:
  • The differences between male and female butterflies as well as how they mate
  • The first half, the second half, and how the butterfly completes its life cycle
  • How they survive in nature with so many predators
  • How butterflies benefit the ecosystem and you
  • Why are butterflies disappearing?
  • What species migrate other than monarchs
  • What species are threatened, endangered, or extinct and some who came back
  • Several ways you can help save the butterflies
  • Where you can go to see thousands of butterflies
  • A list of common butterflies from A to Z
  • An extensive list of butterfly resources with links to websites

The book ends with an "about the author" section that explains how butterflies inspired and motivated Jessica to follow her dreams, with an amusing story about her first sighting of butterflies that were mating.

About the expert: Jessica Dumas is freelance writer and a butterfly advocate who has been writing books and poems for 10 years. She lives in a small mountain town in Arizona, but is originally from Minnesota where she grew up in the country, where her love for butterflies began. She wanted to be able to fly like a butterfly, which led to her dream of becoming a pilot. Years later, she met a flight instructor who taught her how to fly and then married her. Butterflies inspired other dreams, too, that she tells about in her latest book that is a guidebook on butterflies

HowExpert publishes quick "how to" guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.