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From Australia's most trusted non-fiction researcher and author comes the book that every parent needs to read.
With their labile and rapidly developing brains, adolescents are particularly susceptible to addiction, and addiction leads to anxiety and depression. What few parents will know is that what we think of as the most typical addictions and problematic teen behaviours - smoking, drinking, drug-taking, sex leading to teenage pregnancy - are on the decline. The bad news is that a whole raft of addictions has taken their place. Whereas once the dopamine-hungry brain of a teenager got its fix from smoking a joint or sculling a Bundy and coke, it is now turning to electronic devices for the pleasure jolt that typically comes from playing online games (if you're a boy) and engaging with social media (if you're a girl).
What is even more troubling is that, unlike drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, electronic devices are not illicit. Quite the contrary. They are liberally distributed by schools and parents, with few restrictions placed on their use.
However, all is not lost. In Teen Brain, David sets out clear, reasonable and effective rules to help you confidently manage your kids' use of screens at this critical point in their lives.
Annabel Karmel brings you a mouth-watering batch of never before seen recipes featuring delicious ingredients with serious nutritional credentials. With beautiful photographs and fresh design, this is an essential book for every modern parent. Chapters range from Fifteen Minute Meals to Healthy 'Fast Food', via Holiday Cooking with Kids and Lunchbox Snacks, and fresh, easy and modern dishes include Quinoa Chicken Fingers, Crispy Baked Cod, The Best Buttermilk Pancakes and Carrot Cake Balls.
The chapters are designed to make choosing a fuss-free dish simple. Many recipes include swap-outs to cater for those with food allergies, intolerances or particularly fussy eaters! There is a huge range of meat-free and vegan meal options as well as recipes including meat and fish.
Real Food for Kids offers everything today's parents are looking for once their babies are ready to start joining in with family mealtimes. Each dish is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, while remaining simple, healthy, and not too salty or sugary for young children.
Every day, thousands of South African children go to school filled with terror because they know they’re going to be bullied. Children who are targeted by bullies are at enormous risk, yet many parents don’t know why it is happening to their child, or what to do about it.
Bully Proof looks at every aspect of bullying, from name-calling, taunting and rumour-mongering to physical assault, and examines why and how bullies behave the way they do, and what can be done to help them and their victims. The more we understand bullying behaviour, the better we can address the underlying causes and put effective controls in place.
Studies have shown that the 'whole school' approach, involving pupils, teachers and parents, is by far the most effective method of reducing incidents of bullying, as well as limiting the potential for future incidents. Implementing an effective anti-bullying campaign is not just about changing the behaviour of a few maladjusted children; it is about changing the philosophy of the entire school.Using a step-by-step approach, this book provides educators, parents, counsellors and children with the tools they need to develop a successful anti-bullying programme.
In Love In The Time Of Contempt Joanne Fedler won’t tell you how to be the ‘perfect’ parent. She’s not a psychologist or an academic. But she is the mother of two teenagers, and she knows how it feels to be the parent of someone sprouting hair, zits and attitude all over the place.
This is a gritty, hilarious look at the day-to-day interactions with teenagers, and the tussled, frazzled and complex business of remaining mature while supporting someone to become an adult.
Fedler shares her philosophy that we are meant to parent imperfectly – our mistakes are the start of the important conversations we need to have with our kids. She guides us through enduring intermittent bouts of contempt and not taking it personally, picking the fights that are worth having, and surviving the journey from frustration, to confusion, to elation and back again.
Love In The Time Of Contempt is a funny, poignant account of the dramas and delights of parenting teenagers who know it all, who don’t yet have a fully functioning brain and who desperately need us to parent them – just not in the way we’re used to.
Louise Westerhout delights in cooking for her son (as well as her family and friends) and seeing the results of good and wholesome food, as well as happy mealtimes. For her, cooking, eating and growing is an integral part of the fun of life. This philosophy is reflected in her ideas and recipes for meals for babies upwards of four months, as well as dishes suitable for the whole family. There is an emphasis on organic food and most of the 70-odd recipes are wheat- and sugar-free with many dairy-, egg- and gluten-free options as well. You will find new options and healthy combinations, using simple and inexpensive ingredients. The text encourages parents without being prescriptive, yet it is simple and practical to eliminate guesswork when it comes to feeding babies and children.
What to expect the first 20 months? Leaps, leaps and more leaps! ten in all. Welcome to the fully-updated and revised 6th edition of the book-with 30% new material-that made "leaps" the buzzword for parents of young children worldwide. Fussy at 5 weeks? Cranky at 19-weeks? Clingy at a year? The baby must be approaching a leap, a time during which new skills are mastered, discoveries are made, and perceptions evolve. For new parents, being able to anticipate predictable fussy phases-and the magic that follows-is a game-changer, courtesy of The Wonder Weeks. With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this unique and award-winning guide is based on ground-breaking behavioral research that explains how babies experience 10 magical "leaps" during the first 20 months of life. It reassures parents that fussiness, regression, and wakeful nights are necessary for growth and won't last forever. The new edition includes: Top ten lists of what to expect for each leap Updated charts that map out when to expect the fussy behavior (cranky, clingy, crying), and when it might transition into something positive Checklists with skills and abilities, featuring a minimum and maximum age range, because every baby develops differently Fun games and gentle activities to help soothe the transitions in and beyond leaps Suggestions to help parents cope with their baby's changing behaviors The Wonder Weeks has a bestselling app, an interactive website, thriving Facebook groups, and "like"-generating social media posts from celebrities, influencers, and everyday parents alike.
Erica Neser has been working with mothers and babies as a breastfeeding consultant and infant massage Instructor for more than a decade. This text grew from the knowledge and insights she gained over years in practice, but also from the personal experience of raising three children. "I have tried to jam-pack this guide with as much practical, sensitive, baby-friendly information as possible, while keeping it in an easy-to-read format (as a friend pointed out: it must be easy on tired eyes in dim light!).
The shocking true story of a young boy hidden away from his family and the world in a Catholic home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin. Born an 'unfortunate' onto the rough streets of 1950s Dublin, this is the incredible true story of a young boy, a secret child born into a home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin and a mother determined to keep her child, even if it meant hiding him from her own family and the rest of the world. Despite the poverty, hardship and isolation, the pride and hope of a community of women who banded together to raise their children would give this boy his chance to find his real family. A wonderfully heartwarming and evocative tale of working class life in 1950s Dublin and 1960s London.
Erica Neser het meer as 'n dekade se ervaring as borsvoedingkonsultant en babamasseringinstrukteur en het deur die jare ’n spesiale belangstelling in babas se slaappatrone ontwikkel – op professionele en persoonlike vlak. Hierdie gids het begin as ’n artikel van twee bladsye vir die moeders by haar klinieke, en het aanhou groei namate sy oor die jare meer en meer geleer het oor slaap. "My doel met die gids is om jou ’n keuse van metodes en opinies te gee, sodat jy kan besluit wat die beste vir jou baba gaan werk. Ek het probeer om dit vol te laai met praktiese, sensitiewe en babavriendelike raad, maar dit steeds in ’n maklik leesbare formaat te hou (iemand het gese: ’n mens moet dit met moee oe in die halfdonker kan lees!).
Teens and tweens are struggling with social media, relationships, and so much of what modern life is throwing at them. It's impossible for parents to be experts on all the new challenges their children are facing. That's why it's essential to turn to a real expert. Collett Smart is a psychologist, teacher, lecturer, writer - and a mum of three. She knows that it is crucial for parents to discuss uncomfortable, yet fundamentally important topics with their children - and this book tells parents why and how. If you're a parent who feels like you just don't know how to talk to your children about some of these difficult topics, this book has all the tools you need. There is invaluable advice on how to talk about some of the most confronting subjects, including pornography, misogyny and harassment, objectification and body image. There's also important information about emotional intelligence, empathy, respect and manners. Whether you want to prepare your child for the years ahead or you have an issue that needs to be addressed right now, this is the must-have book to help keep your children safe, whole and happy in these challenging times.
Elke kind is by tye moeilik - uitdagend, uitputtend, irriterend en rebels. Dis ons taak as volwassenes om hulle reg te hanteer as ons gelukkige, selfversekerde kinders wil grootmaak. Wyse raad en duidelike voorbeelde vir die hantering van verskeie gedragsprobleme en uitdagings wat ouers ondervind. Hoofstukke oor spesifieke knelpunte soos twis tussen kinders, enkel- en stiefouerskap, geskeide ouers, kinders met spesiale behoeftes, en dissipline in die klaskamer. Wenke spesifiek vir oupas en oumas.
Baie kleutergedrag wat as stout en uittartend beskou word, is heeltemal normaal vir 'n kind in die ontwikkelingstadium. Die kleuterstadium is die heel belangrikste om positiewe kommunikasie en gesonde verhoudings tussen ouer en kind te vestig. Hierdie title is 'n praktiese gids vir die ouers van jonger kinders, en spreek veral die Vier Groot Kleuterkwessies aan: woedeuitbarstings; slaap; eet; toiletonderrig.
In the newest edition of my Baby & Child Care Handbook, Marina Petropulos has added Everything You Need To Know About Pregnancy.
Pregnancy was always a part of the book, but recently there has been a great increase worldwide of various infections during pregnancy. Not only is a woman's system more than twenty per cent more vulnerable during pregnancy, but bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins found in food are a problem. For example, even some cheeses that you enjoy will have to be avoided, and your loved cat may need to be ostracised because of the danger of transmitting toxoplasmosis infection. You will find a vast updated amount of important information that will hopefully protect the amazing system of life developing within you. You will also be updated on the latest medical information regarding the prevention of food allergies; by starting to feed your baby a variety of solids from four months. Even the belief that eggs, peanut and other problematic foods should not be given to the young, has been debunked.
These, and many other important medical breakthroughs, mean that updated information is essential today.
A companion title to The Social Baby, The Social Toddler offers the reader an in-depth look at the world of pre-school children through clear text and video-stills.
Make every moment with your child count. Tap into the psychology behind your child's behaviour and respond with confidence. Find out what your child really means when he or she says "Look what I've done!", "But, I'm not tired", or "You're embarrassing me" - and discover what's really going on when they can't express themselves at all. Taking more than 100 everyday situations, the book leads you through scenarios step-by-step, explaining not only your child's behaviour and the psychology behind it but also your own feelings as a parent. It then gives instant recommendations for what you could say and do to best resolve the situation. Covering all your child's developmental milestones from ages 2 to 7 years, What's My Child Thinking? covers important issues - such as temper tantrums, sibling rivalry, and peer pressure. What's more, there is a bank of practical "survival guides" for critical times, such as travelling in the car and going online safely. Rooted in evidence-based clinical psychology and championing positive parenting, What's My Child Thinking? will help you tune into your child's innermost thoughts and be the parent you want to be.
A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. With around 20% new material, Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys includes some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics: . * How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life. * Whether boys should start school later than girls. * How important it is to let boys cry, and how crying helps avoid violence, suicide, and risky behaviour. * Two completely new stages of boyhood we didn't know about: the FULL ON FOURS and the EMOTIONAL EIGHTS * Help for single mothers raising sons. * How to choose a sport that does more good than harm. * What we can do about boys and binge drinking. * What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.
Die kleuterjare is 'n tyd van ongeewenaarde groei en ontwikkeling. Dis ook 'n tyd van woedeuitbarstings en konflik. As jy weet wat normale kleutergedrag is, kan jy dit realisties, doeltreffend en sonder skuldgevoelens hanteer. Jou kleuter leer deur sy sintuie - om hom die beste leiding te gee, het jy hope sin-volle insig nodig. Hierdie gewilde opvolg op Koester jou baba is pas bygewerk met die jongste relevante navorsing en vertel jou alles oor: Hoe om jou kind se unieke sensoriese profiel te herken en verstaan; stimulering sonder om jou kind te oorlaai; slaaptydoplossings vir elke ouderdom; dissipline met liefde en 'n sin vir humor; 'n sinvolle benadering tot toiletgebruik; kleutervoeding en hoe om kleuterfiemies te hanteer; ontwikkelingsmylpale en idees om ontwikkeling aan te moedig; hoe om leergestremdhede te herken en vroeg reeds aan te spreek.
The ultimate family activity guide for busy daring dads in need of a little inspiration to spend quality time with their kids, by double Olympic gold medallist rower, adventurer and father of three, Alex Gregory. `Time is the one resource we can't buy but we all want. It's so important to make the most of the time we have and create lasting memories.' For a parent, leaving the house can sometimes be the hardest part. But outside is where adventures and memories are waiting to be made... From after-school adventures to an overnight trip, double Olympic gold medallist rower and father-of-three Alex Gregory shares exciting ideas for enjoying time together as a family, in all seasons. Whether you have 30 minutes to do homework up a tree, or a whole day to build an ancient bridge, you can delve in together and be inspired by this practical, easy guide for all ages. Divided into categories to fit whatever time slots work within the day, the book contains chapters such as After-School Adventures, 30-Minute Activities, Two-Hour Missions, Half-Day Experiences, Full-Day Adventures, Overnight Expeditions and Pushing Away from Land. No matter how much time you have, make it count with `Dadventures' - the ultimate guide to ditching the routine and having fun with your kids.
Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble. There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.
Jou kind word nie met 'n handboek gebore nie, en jy kry geen opleiding of kwalifikasies in kindgrootmaak nie. Dalk weet jy net jy wil nie jou kinders grootmaak soos jou ouers jou grootgemaak het nie, maar jy is ook nie seker wat die beste manier sal wees nie.
Baie ouers weet nie hoe belangrik hulle woorde en gedrag vir ʼn kind se breinontwikkeling is nie. Hulle besef nie dat ons vandag met ons kennis van neurowetenskap, verstandelike intelligensie en emosionele intelligensie ons kinders kan grootmaak om wonderlike, gelukkige en positiewe mense te wees nie.
Dr Pieter van Jaarsveld, ’n kenner op die gebied van emosionele intelligensie en positiewe denke, begelei jou deur goed begronde navorsing om jou kind se brein te verstaan en om jou kind se brein van vroeg af reg te bedraad met oefeninge en speletjies sodat jou kind ‘n gelukkige, gebalanseerde en florerende grootmens kan word. Hy behandel ook belangrike kwessies soos hoe om empatie te ontwikkel en hoe om dissipline aan te pak.
Healthy food ideas for moms and their babies.
What Should I Feed My Baby?
Dr. Pixie's Baby & Toddler Meal Planner
The Yummy Mummy Pregnancy Cookbook
Healthy Food For A Healthy Baby - Monique le Roux Forslund
Cook Eat Love Grow - Louise Westerhout
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