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From the author of the worldwide bestseller Raising Boys, this bind-up of the parenting classics The Secret of Happy Children and More Secrets of Happy Children by parenting expert and child psychologist Steve Biddulph tells parents everything they need to know about raising happy, healthy, confident children from babyhood to teens. This bind-up brings all of Steve's parenting tips and secrets together for the first time. This book shows parents how to be true to themselves while also bringing up secure children who feel loved and respected, with self esteem and responsibility. The book is aimed at a wide age group- from babies and toddlers to older children and teenagers. Authoritative yet accessible, the book is full of case histories and familiar conversations and scenarios, as well as cartoons, that help parents relate to Steve's message. The book covers all the key issues in parenting, including: - how and why negative language affects children - stopping tantrums before they start - curing shyness - `soft love'- why touch, praise and time are vital- and `firm love'- disciplining through teaching and being involved, rather than punishment - childcare issues- finding a balance between work and your children's needs - raising sons and raising daughters- their different needs
"We may not relight the fires that used to burn in our villages, but we can carry the embers from those fires in our hearts and learn to light new fires in a new world." Ojibwe tradition calls for fathers to walk their children through the world, sharing the ancient understanding "that we are all, animate and inanimate alike, living on the one pure breath with which the Creator gave life to the Universe." In this intimate series of letters to the six-year-old son from whom he was estranged, Richard Wagamese fulfills this traditional duty with grace and humility, describing his own path through life-separation from his family as a boy, substance abuse, incarceration, and ultimately the discovery of books and writing-and braiding this extraordinary story with the teachings of his people, in which animals were the teachers of human beings, until greed and a desire to control the more-than-human world led to anger, fear, and, eventually, profound alienation. At once a deeply moving memoir and a fascinating elucidation of a rich indigenous cosmology, For Joshua is an unforgettable journey.
'Emily Oster is the non-judgemental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way' Amy Schumer Parenting is full of decisions, nearly all of which can be agonized over. There is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths and offers non-judgemental ways to consider our options in light of the facts. Cribsheet is a thinking parent's guide that empowers us to make better, less fraught decisions - and stay sane in the years before preschool.
Every mother is special and every mother's relationship with her child is unique, but that doesn't mean that every mother acquires a magical gift when giving birth that allows her to glide effortlessly through the many trials of motherhood on a feather-pillow cloud of petal-pink kisses or powder blue hugs. To your child, you are the World's Best Mum, and living up to that title can be an enormous challenge, but it's a challenge made easier to tackle with a healthy dose of good humour and the benefit of the experiences of others. Despite the fact that your bond with your child is unique, you can rest assured that millions of women before you have gone through the same emotions, have faced the same dilemmas and have felt the same heartaches watching their children grow up. "Just For You...Mum" taps into the experiences of scores of women whose stories and anecdotes amuse and delight as they follow their children from infancy, through the growing pains of childhood into the troubled teenage years and then on into parenthood themselves. Guaranteed to raise a smile, browsing through "Just For You...Mum" is just what you need to help you face up to the lifelong job of being the World's Best Mum.
How are your children learning about intimacy? What are they seeing when they watch you interacting with your spouse? In a ground breaking approach to family dynamics, What Children Learn from Their Parents' Marriage shows how a child's perception of the marriage his or her parents have created is the key to his or her psychological development and ultimate well-being.
Talking to both intact families and divorcing couples with children, marriage and family therapist Judith P. Sigel identifies seven essential elements of marriage that determine the emotional health of a child.
By combining her own work with the most current research, Dr. Siegal presents an eye-opening and highly readable book -- one that offers illuminating insight for parents everywhere who wish to build the secure foundation their children need for an emotionally healthy future.
Die boek baan vir jou die weg vorentoe en help jou met elke moontlike haakplek wat jou baba se kos betref.
Deel van die topverkoper Metz Press-ouerskapreeks.
Wat moet jy eet tydens swangerskap en borsvoeding? Hoe hanteer jy die uitdagings van bors- en bottelvoeding? Wat is die beste benadering tot vaste kos vir jou baba? Of jou baba nou ’n moeilike eter of ’n allergiese kleintjie is, Sinvolle Voeding baan vir jou die weg vorentoe en help jou met elke moontlike haakplek wat jou baba se kos betref.
The first children's book about abandonment with a father and son as the central characters, this book shows the confusion and agony of a little boy whose mother has disappeared. It also shows how his father recognises that the boy's actions demonstrate his fear and sorrow. Intended for children who never or seldom see their parents, and for the adults in these children's lives, the custodial parents, the foster and adoptive parents, the grandparents and legal guardians. Helps adults to recognise and address the fear of abandonment when they respond to children's questions and behaviour.
Comedian Bill Cosby once declared that "all children are brain damaged." If that's true for children, then imagine what can be said about teenagers. They seem to like conflict and love to challenge your values. They pick friends who raise your concerns and try drugs that raise your panic. They make stunning errors in judgment. They start to look really weird. They think you are really weird. While all teens get crazy a few times, this book will help you keep two problems from becoming twenty crises. You will discover what makes things better and what makes things worse when things get crazy with your teen. These include learning to: React calmly, powerfully, and effectively in the face of sixty-nine common teen crisesCreate and enforce standards and expectations without guard dogs or SpywareUnderstand exactly what's going on in adolescent brains--neurologically and psychologically--and how to communicate well with them"Be what you want to see" in your teen (modeling--the most powerful tool you own)Handle and use conflict as a teaching tool so you can stop fearing itAvoid punishments (which breed loud rebellion) and use consequences (which promote quiet, lifelong learning)Develop a respect-based relationship that will work better than any rule book at keeping your child safe With apologies to your parental stress, you must pardon the chaos in your adolescent's brain because it's being reshaped. Teenagers are transforming from children to adults by learning what they value, who they are, and how the world really works. At the same time, they're also boiling over with hormones and brain changes that push them to do everything you don't want them to do. As scary as that looks, understand it's just all part of Mother Nature's plan to grow your temporarily scary child into a permanently wonderful adult. Adolescence can be managed and survived---and even enjoyed--with the wisdom you will find in this book.
The Pilgrim Press introduces its perennial bestseller "Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children" by Doris Stickney in coloring book format.
Some parents consciously, blatantly, and even maliciously denigrate their ex-spouse through negative comments and actions. Others simply sigh or tense up at the mention of the targeted parent, causing guilt and anxiety in the children. The result is a child full of hate, fear, and rejection toward an unknowing and often undeserving parent.Exploring issues such as secrecy, spying, false accusations, threats and discipline, "Divorce Casualties" recognizes the often subtle causes of alienation, teaching you to prevent or minimize its damaging effects on your children. Dr. Darnall's practical techniques for understanding the effects of alienation, including characteristics of alienators, symptoms of alienators, a self-report inventory and exercises, and real-life examples, will help even the most well-intentioned of parents renew their commitment to helping their child maintain a healthy, happy relationship with both parents.
Shortlisted for the 2017 PEN Ackerley Prize 'The thing to remember about this story is that every word is true. If I never told it to a soul, and this book did not exist, it would not cease to be true. I don't mind at all if you forget this. The important thing is that I don't.' On a hot still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead's life changed for ever. Her four-year-old boy was paddling peacefully at the water's edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life - then drowned before her eyes. When Decca and Tony first met a decade earlier, they became the most improbable couple in London. She was an award-winning Guardian journalist, famous for interviewing leading politicians. He was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug-dealing and violence. No one thought the romance would last, but it did. Until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy. Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, ALL AT SEA is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how one couple changed each other's lives and of what a sudden death can do to the people who survive.
Not 10, but 20 fingers and 20 toes
You're excited to hear your baby's heartbeat during the ultrasound. But what happens when you hear two heartbeats instead of one? Having a baby can cause any parent to feel overwhelmed, and with twins those concerns are multiplied by two. Having twins is a unique experience, and expert Christina Tinglof brings you the fully updated essential guide to help you cope with any issue that can arise-from pregnancy through the school years. With multiple pregnancies becoming more common, the second edition of this timely book provides you with the much needed information, practical tips, and strategies for handling the everyday challenges of parenting twins. "Double Duty" includes: Up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment of complications common to multiple pregnancies-plus dietary guidelines specific to a twin pregnancy The latest must-have products that simplify day-to-day life Survival tips and trouble-shooting techniques for the critical first month Tips on how to breastfeed or bottle feed two infants at once Money-saving advice for accommodating two new additions to the family The pros and cons of placing twins in the same classroom Advice on how to discourage unhealthy sibling rivalry
Includes the TOP FIVE: Exercises for extremely pregnant women Ways to bond with premature babies Baby wardrobe essentials Bedtime strategies Ways to establish each child's individuality VEndorsements for Double Duty 2nd Edition (ISBN: 0071613447) by Christina Baglivi Tinglof "
"Double Duty 2nd Edition " is singularly successful in combining practical advice with reassurance and encouragement from seasoned parents of twins. It neither sugar coats nor overstates the challenges, but presents a straightforward picture of what parents can expect from their twins at every stage, from pregnancy through the teen years.
Tinglof mingles thorough research with personal anecdotes to
present a comprehensive resource for parents of twins. With updated
information about the medical issues of multiple pregnancy and new
insights about the psychology of the twin relationship, the new
edition is recommended reading for all prospective parents of
This reassuring potty training book for toddlers offers insight into the many stages that kids can be in. Includes more information about supporting toddlers as they build the bridge to potty training.
Celebrate the birth of a new baby with Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. This delightful record book features the original illustrations by E. H. Shepard and inspiring and witty quotes by A. A. Milne. There is space for parents to add in photographs of their child's first year and to note down key milestones and little memories and a pocket to keep first locks of hair and other treasures safe.
This beautiful book is sure to become a much-treasured keepsake to be poured over by the whole family for years to come.
Change your child's future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey's proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful. In today's world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits-be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw-are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program: the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioural problems; the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to 'sharpen the saw'. Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is atimely answer to many of the challenges facing today's young people,businesses, parents, and educators-one that is perfectly matched tothe growing demands of our certain future.
Written by three mothers who've been through it all, "What the Other Mothers Know" gives you straight, funny, realistic talk on: getting drool stains out of clothing finding the perfect babysitter and maintaining her loyalty taking car trips with toddlers recognizing how to set limits and holding to them sucking up to preschool directors keeping your child off ihatemymom.com And much, much more
The maternal wisdom of the ages is right in your hands--delivered with a heaping spoonful of humor.
You help your son blow out his first birthday candle and Great Aunt Lilly proclaims, "He's a toddler now " Not so fast The period between 12 and 18 months places a child on a one-way bridge to the future. Infancy is a thing of the past, and toddlerhood is straight ahead. A baby still? Not really, but neither is he a toddler; and that is the key to understanding this phase of growth. Take a couple of photos, because the child leaving infancy will not resemble the child entering toddlerhood six months down the road. This is a period of metamorphosis when his potential for learning seems limitless, his budding curiosity unquenchable and his energy level steadily growing.
This is also a period of great exchange: baby food is exchanged for table food; the highchair for booster seat; finger feeding replaced with spoon; babbling sounds will transition to speaking; the first unsteady steps are conquered by strides of confidence, and the list goes on.
Parents raising a child with special needs want to equip their child with the skills and abilities necessary to live the most independent life possible. But actually accomplishing this can be difficult. Learning to empower a child with strength, dignity, responsibility, and independence is a daunting task for parents struggling to understand and cope with the special needs of their child. In Empowering Your Child Who Has Special Needs, Debbie Goodwin helps parents identify enabling or guilt-based attitudes and actions that trap the child and themselves in unhealthy co-dependencies. As the mother of a daughter with special needs, she understands first-hand the struggles and frustration that come with this unexpected responsibility. Based on the belief that God's truth is a freeing reality, Goodwin develops empowering strategies to help parents actualize God's plan for them and their child. Empowering Your Child Who Has Special Needs invites the parents of children with special challenges to make the journey to discover how God's plan will 'give you hope and a future.'
The challenges facing mothers in the twenty-first century go well beyond tantrum control and potty training. Camille Peri and Kate Moses, the founding editors of Salon.com's "Mothers Who Think" column and the subsequent anthology of the same name, have once again compiled a selection of intimate and fiercely honest essays on the profound issues that affect women and their children.
Because I Said So offers thirty-three unique perspectives on motherhood from such writers as Janet Fitch, Mariane Pearl, Ayelet Waldman, Mary Roach, Rosellen Brown, Mary Morris, and Ana Castillo. Witty and wise, their stories range from the anguish of giving up child custody to the guilt of having sex in an era of sexless marriages; from learning to love the full-speed testosterone chaos of boys to raising girls in a pervasively sexualized culture; from facing racial and religious intolerance to surviving cancer and rap simultaneously. This is the collective voice of real mothers in all their humor, anger, vulnerability, grace, and glory.
The official tie-in book to the popular Fox TV program that shows parents how to regain control of their children with simple, direct, nanny-tested measures.
Is your life chaos? Are your kids running things? Do you feel like you're more of a zookeeper than a parent? When your family's in trouble, "Nanny 911" is there on the double. Because brats are not born, they're made. No-one knows that better than Deborah Carroll and Stella Reid - Nanny Deb and Nanny Stella, the stars of the instant-hit television show on the Fox network. Each week, over
8 million viewers tune in to see what happens when they take charge and transform the utter chaos of one family's daily life into serenity, in only seven short days. No matter how loud the tantrums, how clueless the parents, and how unwilling these families may be at first to make the kind of sweeping changes they need, pretty soon they come to realise that the nannies can help them be the families they always wanted to be.
Now the nannies will share their remarkable system with the millions of overwhelmed parents desperate for foolproof parenting advice that is quick and at their fingertips. For parenting emergencies call 911. Nanny 911, that is.
In this encyclopaedic guide, Dr. William and Martha Sears draw from their vast experience as both medical professionals and parents to provide authoritative and comprehensive information on every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book presents a practical and contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. It is a comprehensive guide to baby care, focusing on the essential needs of babies - eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort - as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents today. The Sears' acknowledge that there is no one best way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. The Baby Book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting - for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family. The topics covered include: - bonding with your baby and soothing a fussy baby - feeding your baby right - getting your baby to sleep - understanding your baby's development - treating common illnesses - baby proofing your home - toddler behaviour and dealing with tantrums - toilet training - working and parenting
We all know that healthy minds are really important but how do we make sure we look after our mental health from a very young age? What's Going On Inside My Head? is a book for children that explores practical ways we can keep our minds in good shape as well as our bodies. By talking about positive self-image, emotional intelligence, relationships and mindfulness, this book will help children develop healthy habits and good coping strategies from the start. Presented in a warm, child-friendly but no-nonsense way it will help establish solid foundations for every child's current and future wellbeing. Perfect for starting conversations with children about their mental and emotional health, What's Going On Inside My Head? is a must for every parent who understands the importance of keeping a healthy mind.
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