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To write "Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know About Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods" (Beacon Press, $16), author Michael Shelton spoke with families of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children across the country. Shelton is a community activist and therapist who works with sexual-minority populations.

New books for parents

Here are new, must-read books for parents. --Compiled by Beth Whitehouse

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"Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child" (Scribner, $20) by physician Victoria Maizes includes helpful information about getting pregnant, including conventional and alternative advice. Maizes is the executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

When a newborn baby needs intensive care, parents
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When a newborn baby needs intensive care, parents can be overwhelmed. "Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Emotional Journey through the NICU" (Fulcrum Publishing, $19.95) focuses on the experiences, feelings and relationship issues that families face when a baby is admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It was written by psychologists Deborah Davis and Mara Tesler Stein.

To write
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To write "Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know About Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods" (Beacon Press, $16), author Michael Shelton spoke with families of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children across the country. Shelton is a community activist and therapist who works with sexual-minority populations.

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Author Bruce Feiler test-drives new ideas about family
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Author Bruce Feiler test-drives new ideas about family life with his wife and twin daughters in "The Secrets of Happy Families" (William Morrow, $25.99). Some of the things he tries include letting your kids pick their punishments and not worrying about family dinner. Feiler also is author of "The Council of Dads."

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