No Regrets Parenting, Updated and Expanded Edition
(Andrews McMeel, September 28, 2021)
For every type of family, this updated and expanded edition is the quintessential, open-to-all parenting guidebook, guaranteed to help you find more—and better—time for your kids and yourself.
It’s not just how much time you have with your kids, but how you spend that time that matters in the life and legacy of a family. No Regrets Parenting focuses on the simple truth that the long days of busy parenting race quickly by and, looking back someday, the years with kids will feel far too short. Written by renowned pediatrician, celebrated author, and distinguished parenting expert, Dr. Harley Rotbart, No Regrets Parenting, Updated and Expanded Edition helps parents readjust their perspectives and priorities. Dr. Rotbart teaches parents how to experience the joy and depth of the parenting experience amidst the chaos and choreography of daily routines. Carpool, bedtime, bath time, soccer practice, homework, dinner hour, and sleepovers all become more than just obligations and hurdles to overcome. They become opportunities for intimate and meaningful time with kids— opportunities to turn fleeting minutes into memorable moments.
Your kids need to see who you are and how you live your life. And, in return, they will help you to see who you really are and how you should be living your life. For all of that to happen, families need memorable and meaningful time together. No Regrets Parenting is about time—finding enough of it and making the most of it.
Accompanying this timeless advice, Dr. Rotbart has added timely, updated content to address the ever-changing needs of today’s busy families. Also in this edition are two brand new sections: “Parenting Young Adult Children” (because parenting doesn’t end with high school graduation) and “No Regrets Grandparenting” for those magical years when your children become parents! Oh my! This updated and expanded edition answers the ageless question: How can you do it all…and stay sane in the process?
No Regrets Living:
7 Keys to a Life of Wonder and Contentment
Health Communications Inc (March 16, 2021)
No Regrets Living is a proactive, 7-step plan to help us better appreciate what we have in our lives, and take greater pride in what we’ve done with our lives—without spending precious time and energy wishing things had turned out differently. Of course, all of us have had disappointments, lamentable moments. For some, those times have led to lasting unhappiness and a life that feels unfulfilled, even meaningless. Others have found ways to move past the downturns and find better ahead. No Regrets Living leads us to see the world through a lens of appreciation for the magnificence around us, which in turn helps us accommodate those not-so-magnificent moments in our lives.
Dr. Rotbart brings his unique perspective as physician, scientist, child of a Holocaust survivor, and heart patient to No Regrets Living. Part self-help manual, part inspirational road map, part moving memoir, No Regrets Living is a blueprint for reaching greater satisfaction and fulfillment in life.
Woven into the timeless message of the book are especially timely observations on the COVID-19 pandemic from Dr. Rotbart’s expert perspective as an infectious diseases physician, including coping mechanisms and paths for going forward as individuals and as a society.
Miracles We Have Seen – America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget
(HCI Books, 2016)
The stories in this book, written by leading physicians across the country, recount spectacular serendipities, impossible cures, breathtaking resuscitations, extraordinary awakenings, and recovery from unimaginable disasters. Still other essays tell of physicians’ experiences in which the miracle was more emotional than physical, yet also left a lasting imprint. Despite being at the forefront of medicine and science, what we don’t understand as physicians often exceeds what we do understand. And even when we think we understand, we are frequently proven wrong. This is a book about optimism and inspiration, and the realization that what we don’t know or don’t understand isn‘t necessarily cause for fear, and can even be reason for hope.
There are 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and the day he or she turns 18
(Potter Style/Random House, 2014).
That may sound like a lot when there are adventures to plan and hours to fill. But as your child learns to walk, ride a bicycle, and drive, the years pass quickly. This beautiful package includes both a removable booklet with a thousand ideas for family activities that you and your child will love at every age, and a keepsake journal for preserving what you saw and did, thought and felt, so you can savor these memories in the years to come.
No Regrets Parenting
Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments with Your Kids (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012)
No Regrets Parenting is time management magic for busy parents with kids from crib through college. But this is not like other “time management books.” Those are geared for efficiency with kids rather than for intimacy with them, for organizing rather than optimizing the time parents spend with their kids. How to get everything done is not the same as how to make the time spent with kids more meaningful and memorable. This is a book about capturing the precious moments of parenting that otherwise are lost in the name of efficiency. It will guide you in taking the mundane, exhausting routines of parenthood and turning them into special parenting events. It’s all about redefining “quality time.” No Regrets Parenting is written for parents before they set priorities that they’ll come to regret. A book to be read when bedtime and bath time rituals are still observed, No Regrets Parentingis an easy to read guidebook that gives timeless advice to parents for whom time is in short supply.
Germ Proof Your Kids
The Complete Guide to Protecting (without Overprotecting) Your Kids from Infections (ASM Press, 2008).
Germ Proof Your Kids is the one-stop shop for all of parents’ germ questions. The book is presented in 4 sections which address: the most common germs and the diseases they cause; children’s natural defenses and the prudent use of antibiotics and vaccines; the value of home remedies from grandmother and the health food store; and, how to understand and interpret the latest research news. The book brings everything parents need to know about kids’ infections together in one easy-to-read, concise book. The book has also become an important desk reference for doctors and nurses in clinics and schools across the country. By providing up-to-date, succinct information on all of the infections that kids bring to the clinic, this book helps health providers educate parents about germs and the best treatment options (including no treatment at all!).
The On Deck Circle of Life
101 Lessons from the Dugout (iUniverse Press, 2007)
A game plan for happiness and success in the major leagues of school, friendships, and family life. Everything a child needs to know about life can be learned from the dugout steps. Every pitch, hit, and play on the baseball field is its own life lesson. From taking charge under a pop fly, to taking risks on the base paths, to taking heart on the bench, THE ON DECK CIRCLE OF LIFE connects parents and their kids through the analogies, axioms, and allegories that baseball offers for life off the field. Written for kids of all ages to read, and for parents to read over their kids’ shoulders, this is a warm and wise playbook for the game of life.