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  • $505 goal

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Mrs. Briggs
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Texas Teens Learn About Parenting

The cost of books on parenting, pregnancy and nutrition is $490, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

All of my students will become parents in less than 9 months! They are in the 7th-12th grade and pregnant. In their regular courses (English, Math, Science and History), we do not address the aspects of labor & delivery, caring for a newborn and parenting. But this is information needed by these students right now. Most of my students are from single family, low income homes and 56% receive free and reduced meals. These families do not have the luxury of purchasing many of the items needed for a nursery. Nor do they have access to the educational materials needed to get them through this stage of their life. To meet both of these needs, I have collected donations of baby items, but need your help to enlarge my in-class library. Students will be able to read a book on labor & delivery, parenting, raising a happy child, nutrition, etc. Students would then write a short summary of the book they read and earn the baby care items that they need. I have chosen books in about parenting, pregnancy and nutrition to be purchased from Barnes & Noble. I thank you in advance for providing resources to help these students accept and excel in their parenting responsibilities.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baby and Child Care Focus on the Family Staff, Foreword by James C. Dobson • Barnes and Noble $22.49 1 $22.49
Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences That Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young Children Stanley I. Greenspan, Nancy Lewis, With Nancy Breslau Lewis • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Sean Covey • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Screamfree Parenting: Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool Hal Edward E. Runkel • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities-from the Very Start Magda Gerber, Allan Johnson, Allison Johnson • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
From First Kicks to First Steps : Nurturing Your Baby's Development from Pregnancy through the First Year of Life Alan Greene • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn out Well William Sears, Martha Sears, Elizabeth Pantley • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
New Strong-Willed Child: Birth through Adolescence James C. Dobson • Barnes and Noble $15.17 1 $15.17
12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids Michele Borba • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
New Dare to Discipline James C. Dobson • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
How Much is Enough? Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable, Responsible, and Respectful Children Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson, David Bredehoft • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children Jo Frost • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Hidden Messages : What Our Words and Actions Are Really Telling Our Children Elizabeth Pantley, Foreword by William Sears • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Loving without Spoiling: And 100 Other Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids Nancy Samalin, Catherine Whitney, With Catherine Whitney • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Don't Give Me That Attitude: 24 Rude, Selfish, Insensitive Things Kids Do and How to Stop Them Michele Borba • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- to Four-Year-Old Harvey Karp, Paula Spencer • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
Children Are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children John Gray • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love - Birth to Age Three Linda Acredolo, Susan Goodwyn • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
The Contented Little Baby Book: The Simple Secrets of Calm, Confident Parenting Gina Ford • Barnes and Noble $11.70 1 $11.70
It Could Happen to You: Diary Of A Pregnancy and Beyond Martha Brockenbrough • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Wonderplay: Interactive and Developmental Games, Crafts and Creative Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Fretta Reitzes, Beth Teitelman, Lois A. Mark • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment Deepak Chopra • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values Dorothy Law Nolte, Rachel Harris, Annette Cable (Illustrator), Foreword by Rachel Harris • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Sean Covey • Barnes and Noble $8.08 1 $8.08
Helicopters, Drill Sergeants, and Consultants: Parenting Styles and the Messages They Send Jim Fay, Paule Botkin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Your Baby's First Year Steven P. Shelov • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!: A Book to Be Read in Utero Tish Rabe, Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Temper Your Child's Tantrums James C. Dobson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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