Parenting Ebook Best Sellers

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Moms on Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months - Jennifer Walker & Laura Hunter Cover Art

Moms on Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months

Moms on Call Basic Baby Care: 0-6 Months by Jennifer Walker & Laura Hunter

Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with over 20 years of experience and eight children between them (including two sets of twins). Who says that babies don't come with instructions? They do now!  Everything that modern parents need to know about caring for babies in the first six months, including:  • Step by step guidelines for getting babies on a routine • Hour by hour schedules at a glance • Feeding instructions for breast, bottle or both!  • What symptoms warrant a trip to the emergency room • How to get your baby to sleep all night so you can too!  Plus, much more!  Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with eight children between them has moms all over the globe hailing this as, "The absolute best baby book ever."

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On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep - Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam Cover Art

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam

With over 3 million books in print On Becoming Baby Wise continues to gain international recognition for its immensely sensible approach to parenting a newborn. Now in its 18th year of continuous print runs, and translated into 18 languages, the infant management plan offered by Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam successfully and naturally helps infants synchronize their feeding time, waketime and nighttime cycles. The results? Happy, healthy and contented newborn babies who sleep through the night on average between seven and nine weeks of age. The infant management concepts bring hope to the tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies.  The Babywise Parent Directed Feeding concept has enough structure to bring security and order to your baby's world, yet enough flexibility to give mom freedom to respond to any need at any time. It teaches parents how to lovingly guide their baby's day rather than be guided or enslaved to the infant's unknown needs. Comprehensive breast-feeding follow-up surveys spanning three countries, of mothers using the PDF method verify that as a result of the PDF concepts, 88% breast-feed, compared to the national average of only 54% (from the National Center for Health Statistics). Of these breast-feeding mothers, 80% of them breast-feed exclusively without a formula complement. And while 70% of our mothers are still breast-feeding after six months, the national average encourage to follow demand feeding without any guidelines is only 20%. The mean average time of breast-feeding for PDF moms is 33 1/2 weeks, well above the national average. Over 50% of PDF mothers extend their breast-feeding toward and well into the first year. Added to these statistics is another critical factor. The average breast-fed PDF baby sleeps continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine.  Healthy sleep in infants is analogous to healthy growth and development. Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians utilize the concepts found in On Becoming Babywise.

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Oh Crap! Potty Training - Jamie Glowacki Cover Art

Oh Crap! Potty Training

Oh Crap! Potty Training Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right by Jamie Glowacki

Jamie Glowacki—potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, Oh Crap! Potty Training —shares her proven 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully. Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert, show you how it’s done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here’s the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days—but Jamie’s got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you’ve ever said to yourself: ** How do I know if my kid is ready? ** Why won’t my child poop in the potty? ** How do I avoid “potty power struggles”? ** How can I get their daycare provider on board? ** My kid was doing so well—why is he regressing? ** And what about nighttime?! Oh Crap! Potty Training can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn’t theory, you’re not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information—all the questions and all the ANSWERS you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good.

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Moms on Call Next Steps Baby Care: 6-15 Months - Jennifer Walker & Laura Hunter Cover Art

Moms on Call Next Steps Baby Care: 6-15 Months

Moms on Call Next Steps Baby Care: 6-15 Months by Jennifer Walker & Laura Hunter

The highly sought after baby and toddler care experts strike again with this easy-to-read guide to everything moms and dads need to know for babies 6-15 months. For babies between 6-15 months, this resource takes the guesswork out of:  • Common Illnesses (What is it, what do I do about it, when do I call the doctor?) • Feeding (including a grocery list and easy-to-read, specific guidelines on progressing from baby food to table food and mastering that sippy cup!) • Sleeping (including instructions on how to establish all night sleep 10-12 hours in a row, naptime tips, how to transfer to that toddler bed and much much more!)  The Moms On Call Next Steps Baby Care: 6-15 months also includes the incredibly popular, hour-by-hour schedules mapped out at a glance! Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with eight children between them has moms all over the globe hailing this as, "The absolute, best baby book ever."

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk - Adele Faber Cover Art

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber

The ultimate “parenting bible” ( The Boston Globe ) with a new foreword—and available as an ebook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors. Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” ( Parent Magazine ).  Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to: ·      Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment ·      Express your strong feelings without being hurtful ·      Engage your child's willing cooperation ·      Set firm limits and maintain goodwill ·      Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline ·      Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise ·      Resolve family conflicts peacefully Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. 

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The Whole-Brain Child - Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson Cover Art

The Whole-Brain Child

The Whole-Brain Child 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • The authors of  No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain  explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.   “Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.   In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight , and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.               Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.   “[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.” —Kirkus Reviews   “Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.” —The Washington Post   “This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child . This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other “Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.” —Parent to Parent

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Cribsheet - Emily Oster Cover Art

Cribsheet

Cribsheet A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster

The instant New York Times bestseller! An NPR Book of the Year From the author of Expecting Better , an economist's guide to the early years of parenting. "The book is jampacked with information, but it’s also a delightful read because Oster is such a good writer." — NPR With Expecting Better , award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In Cribsheet , she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting.  As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule—or three—for everything. 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 around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time.  Economics is the science of decision-making, and Cribsheet  is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert—and mom of two—who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool.

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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters - Meg Meeker Cover Art

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker

Drawing on her thirty years' experience practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker explains why an active father figure is maybe the single most important factor in a young woman's development. In this invaluable guide, Meeker shows how a father can be both counsel and protector for his daughter as she grows into a spiritually and mentally strong young woman. From cradling his newborn to walking her down the aisle, a father must relish his paramount responsibility—guiding the course of his daughter’s life. Meeker reveals • how a man can become a "strong father" • how a father's guidance influences every part of a woman's life, from her self-respect to her perspective on drugs, alcohol, and sex • how to lay down ground rules that are respected without creating distance in your relationship with your daughter • why you need to be your daughter's hero • the mistakes most fathers make and their serious consequences • how to help daughters make their own good decisions and avoid disastrous mistakes • how a father's faith will influence his daughter's spiritual development • how to get through to you daughter, even during her toughest don't-talk-to-me years • true stories of daughters who were on the wrong path—and how their fathers helped to bring them back Learn how to grow, strengthen, or rebuild your relationship with your daughter to better both your life and hers in the bestselling Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know .

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TheDadLab - Sergei Urban Cover Art

TheDadLab

TheDadLab 50 Awesome Science Projects for Parents and Kids by Sergei Urban

The ultimate collection of DIY activities to do with your kids to teach STEM basics and beyond, from a wildly popular online dad. With more than 3 million fans, TheDadLab has become an online sensation, with weekly videos of fun and easy science experiments that parents can do with their kids. These simple projects use materials found around the house, making it easier than ever for busy moms and dads to not only spend more quality time with their children but also get them interested in science and technology. In this mind-blowing book, Sergei Urban takes the challenge off-screen with fifty step-by-step projects, including some that he has never shared online before. Each activity will go beyond the videos, featuring detailed explanations to simplify scientific concepts for parents and help answer the hows and whys of their curious children. Learn how to:   •  explore new fun ways to paint;   •  make slime with only two ingredients;   •  defy gravity with a ping-pong ball;   •  produce your own electricity, and more! With TheDadLab , parents everywhere will have an easy solution to the dreaded "I'm bored" complaint right at their fingertips!

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The Wonder Weeks: A Stress-Free Guide to Your Baby's Behavior (6th Edition) - Xaviera Plas-Plooij, Frans X. Plooij PhD & Hetty van de Rijt, PhD Cover Art

The Wonder Weeks: A Stress-Free Guide to Your Baby's Behavior (6th Edition)

The Wonder Weeks: A Stress-Free Guide to Your Baby's Behavior (6th Edition) by Xaviera Plas-Plooij, Frans X. Plooij PhD & Hetty van de Rijt, PhD

Everything a new parent needs to know about their baby’s 10 magical “leaps”—and when to expect them—in a new, modern sixth edition of The Wonder Weeks The Wonder Weeks answers the question, “Why is my baby cranky, clingy, and crying?” with helpful guidance. Maybe they’re experiencing a leap in brain development, after which new skills are mastered, discoveries are made, and perceptions evolve. Fussy behavior might signal that great progress is underway! Better yet, these phases occur on similar schedules for most babies—as explained and mapped out in this book—so parents can anticipate the “stormy weeks” that precede the “sunny weeks.” Based on decades of research, this fully revised sixth edition covers the first 20 months of a baby’s life and includes: The top 10 things to know and remember about a leap Fun games to support brain development Fill-in-the-blank checklists to help better understand personality and behavior traits Science-based explanations about sleep Fresh insight and recent commentary from new parents who’ve used The Wonder Weeks Anchor moments to keep new parents sane, especially when they are exhausted and discouraged With 2 million+ books sold, and 4 million+ downloads of the corresponding app, The Wonder Weeks has struck a chord. Join the phenomenon that has been embraced by celebrities, social media influencers, and parents worldwide.

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The Baby Sleep Solution - Suzy Giordano & Lisa Abidin Cover Art

The Baby Sleep Solution

The Baby Sleep Solution A Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours a Night by Suzy Giordano & Lisa Abidin

Suzy Giordano, affectionately known as "The Baby Coach," shares her highly effective sleep-training method in this step-by-step guide to let both baby and parent enjoy long, peaceful nights. Full of common sense and specific tips, the Baby Coach's plan offers time- and family-tested techniques to help any baby up to the age of 18 months who has trouble sleeping through the night. Originally developed for newborn multiples, this sleep-training method worked so well with twins and triplets that families with singletons and older babies began asking Suzy to share her recipe for success, resulting in: regular feeding times; 12 hours' sleep at night; three hours' sleep during the day; peace of mind for parent and baby; and less strain on parents - and their marriage. This edition includes a new chapter on implementing the program with babies up to 18 months.

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Raising Good Humans - Hunter Clarke-Fields Cover Art

Raising Good Humans

Raising Good Humans A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids by Hunter Clarke-Fields

“A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.” —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans , you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids. Whether you’re running late for school, trying to get your child to eat their vegetables, or dealing with an epic meltdown in the checkout line at a grocery store—being a parent is hard work! And, as parents, many of us react in times of stress without thinking—often by yelling. But what if, instead of always reacting on autopilot, you could respond thoughtfully in those moments, keep your cool, and get from A to B on time and in one piece? With this book, you’ll find powerful mindfulness skills for calming your own stress response when difficult emotions arise. You’ll also discover strategies for cultivating respectful communication, effective conflict resolution, and reflective listening. In the process, you’ll learn to examine your own unhelpful patterns and ingrained reactions that reflect the generational habits shaped by your parents, so you can break the cycle and respond to your children in more skillful ways. When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness as well—thereby altering generational patterns for a kinder, more compassionate future. With this essential guide, you’ll see how changing your own “autopilot reactions” can create a lasting positive impact, not just for your kids, but for generations to come. An essential, must-read for all parents—now more than ever. “To raise the children we hope to raise, we have to learn to become the person we hoped to be…. This wonderful book will help you handle the ride.”  —KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent   “Hunter Clarke-Fields shares her wisdom and personal experience to help parents create peaceful families.” —Joanna Faber and Julie King, coauthors of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen  

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Mind in the Making - Ellen Galinsky Cover Art

Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky

“Ellen Galinsky—already the go-to person on interaction between families and the workplace—draws on fresh research to explain what we ought to be teaching our children. This is must-reading for everyone who cares about America’s fate in the 21st century.” — Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour  Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Ask the Children, The Six Stages of Parenthood) presents a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development.

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On Becoming Baby Wise - 25th Anniversary Edition: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nightime Sleep - Robert Bucknam Cover Art

On Becoming Baby Wise - 25th Anniversary Edition: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nightime Sleep

On Becoming Baby Wise - 25th Anniversary Edition: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nightime Sleep by Robert Bucknam

Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on baby sleep and feeding patterns. Millions of new mothers across the globe are coming toward this new brand at an increasing pace as they find and share the life changing success they are achieving with their newborns.  This updated Anniversary edition celebrates 25 years with Bucknam and Ezzo's groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 20 languages around the world. For 25 years, On Becoming Babywise has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby's feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night. In his 28th year as a licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. along with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn's metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant's body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof. Early chapters start with explorations of everyday aspects of infant management such as the three basic elements of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime. Practical discussions then focus on broad and niche topics including feeding philosophies, baby sleep problems, baby scheduling challenges, nap routines, sleep training multiples, baby sleeping props, Colic and Reflux and many other dimensions which impact breast feeding schedules, bottle feeding tips, and baby sleeping training.  Five resource Appendixes provide additional reference material: 1) Taking care of baby and mom 2) A timeline of what to expect and when 3)Baby Sleep Training Problems and Solutions 4)Monitoring Your Baby's Growth 5) Healthy Baby Growth Charts On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood. It can help any parent develop a plan that meets both the needs of a new baby and of the entire family. These principles have worked for millions of parents and, when applied with common sense to your unique situation, can work wonderfully for you too! Recommended by doctors across the country.

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No-Drama Discipline - Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson Cover Art

No-Drama Discipline

No-Drama Discipline The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child and The Yes Brain tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.   “A lot of fascinating insights . . . an eye-opener worth reading.”— Parents Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.   Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. Inside this sanity-saving guide you’ll discover   • strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy—and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart • facts on child brain development—and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages • the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child—no matter how extreme the behavior—while still setting clear and consistent limits • tips for navigating your child through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair • twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make—and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques   Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family. Praise for No-Drama Discipline   “With lucid, engaging prose accompanied by cartoon illustrations, Siegel and Bryson help parents teach and communicate more effectively.” — Publishers Weekly “Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go.” —Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of The Opposite of Worry

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No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame - Janet Lansbury Cover Art

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame by Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers.  “No Bad Kids” is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children. It covers such common topics as punishment, cooperation, boundaries, testing, tantrums, hitting, and more.  “No Bad Kids” provides a practical, indispensable tool for parents who are anticipating or experiencing those critical years when toddlers are developmentally obliged to test the limits of our patience and love.  Armed with knowledge and a clearer sense of the world through our children’s eyes, this period of uncertainty can afford a myriad of opportunities to forge unbreakable bonds of trust and respect.

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Making Children Mind without Losing Yours - Dr. Kevin Leman Cover Art

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman

We've seen the enemy, and they're small . . . and unionized. If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's internationally known psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Using the 7 principles of reality discipline, this father of five and grandfather of four reveals a practical, action-oriented game plan to - get kids to listen to parents - encourage healthy attitudes and two-way communication - turn off temper tantrums, minimize sibling rivalries, and foil finicky eaters - put parents back in the driver's seat - prompt long-lasting, positive behavior and instill values - rear respectful, well-behaved children who become responsible difference makers in the world Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter and Dr. Leman's real-life examples give readers sure-fire techniques for developing a loving, no-nonsense approach for rearing children. With over a million satisfied customers, parents can't go wrong with this classic, perennial bestseller.

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How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids - Carla Naumburg Cover Art

How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent by Carla Naumburg

Stop the yelling, lose the guilt, and become a calmer, happier parent.   Drawing on evidence-based practices, here is an insight-packed and tip-filled plan for how to stop the parental meltdowns. Its compassionate, pragmatic approach will help readers feel less ashamed and more empowered to get their, ahem, act together instead of losing it.   “Using a powerful combination of humor and reality checks, Naumburg helps parents unpack their unique stressors (we all have them) and find ways to stay calm even the most frustrating of family moments.” —Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean Girls and The Happy Kid Handbook   “By the end not only are you laughing out loud, but you’ve gained a sense of self-compassion and a concrete action plan.”—Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide      

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Bringing Up Bébé - Pamela Druckerman Cover Art

Bringing Up Bébé

Bringing Up Bébé One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting) by Pamela Druckerman

T he runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children, from the author of There Are No Grown-ups.  When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How?        With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.

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The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night - Elizabeth Pantley Cover Art

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night Foreword By William Sears, M.D. by Elizabeth Pantley

A breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep--with no tears There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out," or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving book The No-Cry Sleep Solution . Pantley's successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Based on her research, Pantley's guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night's sleep--all with no crying. Tips from The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Uncover the stumbling blocks that prevent baby from sleeping through the nightDetermine--and work with--baby's biological sleep rhythmsCreate a customized, step-by-step plan to get baby to sleep through the nightUse the Persistent Gentle Removal System to teach baby to fall asleep without breast-feeding, bottlefeeding, or using a pacifier

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The Vaccine Book - Robert W. Sears Cover Art

The Vaccine Book

The Vaccine Book Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Robert W. Sears

The Vaccine Book offers parents a fair, impartial, fact-based resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Dr. Bob devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine. This completely revised edition offers: Updated information on each vaccine and disease More detail on vaccines' side effects Expanded discussions of combination vaccines A new section on adult vaccines Additional options for alternative vaccine schedules A guide to Canadian vaccinations The Vaccine Book provides exactly the information parents want and need as they make their way through the vaccination maze.

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The Expectant Father - Armin A. Brott & Jennifer Ash Cover Art

The Expectant Father

The Expectant Father The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott & Jennifer Ash

The fourth edition of this best-selling, ground-breaking, information-packed guide for dads-to-be is now significantly, updated, revised, and expanded. We are expecting! The twentieth-anniversary edition of this thoroughly updated and revised parenting classic remains the most informative and reassuring book for expectant fathers everywhere. In addition to sharing the wisdom of the ages, Armin A. Brott, Mr. Dad, presents new insight into the emotional, financial, and physical—yes, physical—effects of impending parenthood on men. Thanks to this handy reference moms-to-be will know their partner understands and supports them during this anxious and exciting time, and that he has all the tools he needs to be a fantastic, hands-on dad. This information-packed, month-by-month guide incorporates the expertise of top practitioners in their fields, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. It also draws from Brott’s own experience as a father of three and from the real-world experiences of the thousands of dads he’s interviewed. With the humor of New Yorker cartoons and Brott’s gentle approach, The Expectant Father serves as a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy! What’s new in this edition of The Expectant Father ? • The latest health and safety info • How technology is changing fatherhood • How men's brains change by being involved during pregnancy • Society’s shifting expectations for dads • The amazing effects on children when fathers are active partners before birth • How pre-birth participation makes dads more likely to be active parents post-birth • Updated resources . . . and new research on the big questions that haven't changed much over the years: • Am I really ready to be a dad? • How are we going to afford this? How do I balance work and family? • Will I be able to handle labor and delivery while being there for my partner? What if something goes wrong? • How will this affect my relationship with my partner? • Will we ever have sex again? • What am I supposed to do with a new baby? • How can I be a good dad? • Will I ever see my friends again or have any time to myself?

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The Baby Book, Revised Edition - William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears & James Sears Cover Art

The Baby Book, Revised Edition

The Baby Book, Revised Edition Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears & James Sears

America's bestselling "baby bible" -- an encyclopedic guide to the first two years of your baby's life. The million-copy bestseller by "the man who remade motherhood" ( TIME ) has now been revised, expanded, and bought thoroughly up-to-date -- with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development. The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and pas parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies -- eating, sleeping, develipment, health, and comfort -- as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today's parents. The topics covered include: preparing for a safe and healthy birthbonding with your babyfeeding your baby rightsoothing your fussy babygetting your baby to sleepunderstanding your baby's developmenttreating common illnessesbabyproofing your homeunderstanding toddler behaviordealing with temper tantrumstoilet trainingworking parentingfirst-aid proceduresand much more Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that bests suits you and your child. Their book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most of of parenting -- for your child, yourself, and for your entire family.

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What to Expect for First-Time Moms: The Ultimate Beginners Guide While Expecting, Everything You Need to Know for a Healthy Pregnancy, Labor, Childbirth, and Newborn - A New Mom’s Survival Handbook - Heidi Oster Cover Art

What to Expect for First-Time Moms: The Ultimate Beginners Guide While Expecting, Everything You Need to Know for a Healthy Pregnancy, Labor, Childbirth, and Newborn - A New Mom’s Survival Handbook by Heidi Oster

Pregnancy is an amazing time of life. As a new first-time mother, you may be anxious and confused about what to expect. This guidebook is going to provide you with the information you need to know for every step of your pregnancy.  Inside this guidebook, we are going to explore everything that you need to know, week-by-week, for your first pregnancy. Some of the topics that we will look at in this guidebook include: How to pick out an OB-GYN for your pregnancy. The right nutrition for your pregnancy. Things to do and things to avoid when you are pregnant. What to expect during each stage of your pregnancy, from week four to week forty. How to prepare for the hospital. The different stages of labor and how to prepare for them. How to prepare for a c-section and what happens during it.  What to expect during recovery after giving birth. Common tests the doctor and medical staff will perform on your baby. When you are experiencing your first pregnancy and you need help preparing and knowing what to expect, make sure to check out this guidebook to help you get ready! So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and buy the book now!

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Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids - Laura Markham Cover Art

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Laura Markham

A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

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Moms on Call Toddler Book - Jennifer Walker & Laura Hunter Cover Art

Moms on Call Toddler Book

Moms on Call Toddler Book by Jennifer Walker & Laura Hunter

The highly sought after baby and toddler care experts strike again with this easy-to-read guide to everything moms and dads need to know about toddlerhood (complete with cheat sheets!).  Learn why kids misbehave and why you think that what you are doing now is not "working." Discover the three household rules your toddler can understand and how to implement them. Enjoy learning actual things to say to your children that will motivate them to want to behave. Want to know how to handle discipline, sleep issues, tantrums, going out to eat, potty training, feeding issues and much more? Then, you will certainly enjoy our cheat sheets. From humorous explanations to the short and sweet version, this book has it all!  From two pediatric nurse moms with eight children between them comes the real story on toddler behavior and discipline.

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31 Prayers For My Son - Aaron Smith Cover Art

31 Prayers For My Son

31 Prayers For My Son Seeking God's Perfect Will For Him by Aaron Smith

Praying For Him  Children are an incredible blessing. Parenthood is a marvelous gift. God created something uniquely special in the bond between a parent and child. As you continue on your journey of parenting, purpose your heart to pray for your son, seeking God's perfect will for his life. This resource is designed to walk you through thirty-one specific prayers for your son.   This resource will help you...    learn how to pray for your son. inspire you to pray for his greatest needs. challenge you to pray for him daily. encourage you to pray with him.  embrace intimacy with God as you pray to Him.

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8 Great Smarts - Kathy Koch, PhD & John Stonestreet Cover Art

8 Great Smarts

8 Great Smarts Discover and Nurture Your Child's Intelligences by Kathy Koch, PhD & John Stonestreet

Your child is smart, but does he or she believe it? "Smart" is a power word. Children who believe they’re smart excel more in school and approach life with greater confidence. But children who don’t can struggle to apply themselves. Do you wish your child could see how smart he or she is? Find hope in 8 Great Smarts . You’ll be empowered and equipped with new language and creative ideas for how to: • Accept and affirm your child’s unique smarts • Motivate your child to learn and study with all 8 smarts • Reawaken any "paralyzed" smarts • Redirect misbehavior in new, constructive ways • Guide your child spiritually, relationally, and to a good career fit Dr. Kathy Koch loves seeing children flourish and helping parents make it happen—and it’s never too late to start. Now is the time to help your child be all that God designed him or her to be. BONUS : Every book includes a FREE access code for the official 8 Great Smarts Quiz located at: www.8greatsmarts.com.

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Parents Who Cheat - Ana Nogales Cover Art

Parents Who Cheat

Parents Who Cheat How Children and Adults Are Affected When Their Parents Are Unfaithful by Ana Nogales

Nationally known psychologist Ana Ledwin Nogales addresses the affects of parental infidelity on childhood development—and on these children's relationships as adults Many books explore the affects of marital infidelity on a marriage, but Parents Who Cheat is the first book to examine not only how this behavior contributes to the breakdown of a family structure but how it directly affects the children in that family. With compassion and piercing insight, Dr. Ana Ledwin Nogales explains how adultery damages a child's understanding of love, marriage, and trust. As these children grow toward adulthood, their ability to have healthy relationships is compromised. Through stories of children struggling to understand their parents' adultery, as well as case histories of adult children coping with unresolved issues related to parental infidelity, Dr. Nogales shows how destructive habits are formed and points the way toward healing and the creation of healthier relationships with parents and partners.

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Positive Parenting - Rebecca Eanes Cover Art

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting An Essential Guide by Rebecca Eanes

"This is a must-read for every family that yearns to create peace and harmony.” --Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent Tired of yelling and nagging? True family connection is possible--and this essential guide shows us how. Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones and frustrated by the lack of emotionally aware books for parents, she began to share her own insights with readers online. Her following has grown into a thriving community--hundreds of thousands strong.  In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an "expert," but from a learning, evolving parent. Filled with practical, solution-oriented advice, this is an empowering guide for any parent who longs to end the yelling, power struggles, and downward spiral of acting out, punishment, resentment, and shame--and instead foster an emotional connection that helps kids learn self-discipline, feel confident, and create lasting, loving bonds. 

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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition - Marc Weissbluth, M.D. Cover Art

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep by Marc Weissbluth, M.D.

The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease—now in a completely revised and expanded fourth edition!   In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children’s sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child’s natural sleep cycles. Rewritten and reorganized to deliver information even more efficiently, this valuable sourcebook contains the latest research on   • the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment • common mistakes parents make trying to get their children to sleep • different sleep needs for different temperaments • stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more • ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock— naturally • handling nap-resistant kids and when to start sleep-training • why both night sleep and day sleep are important • obstacles for working moms and children with sleep issues • the father’s role in comforting children • how early sleep troubles can lead to later problems • the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed   Rest is vital to your child’s health, growth, and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age.   Praise for Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child   “I put these principles into practice—with instant results. Dr. Weissbluth is a trusted resource and adviser.” —Cindy Crawford

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Take My Hand - Kerry Fisher & Pat Sowa Cover Art

Take My Hand

Take My Hand Two best friends, two sons fighting for their lives, one true story about motherhood, grief and hope. by Kerry Fisher & Pat Sowa

In this heartfelt, brave and honest account, Kerry Fisher and Pat Sowa share everything they’ve learnt from surviving the darkest of times.  They shine a light on what it really feels like when your world shatters and how they found hope in the deepest despair. Best friends since they met at university, Kerry and Pat had no idea that thirty years later, they’d need every ounce of their friendship to survive. In 2017, their worlds came crashing down when their teenage sons were both diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses within weeks of each other. During the following rollercoaster months, Kerry and Pat regularly snatched time to message each other – often with black humour – providing a momentary refuge from their frightening realities.  Together these two ordinary mums found a way to survive their extraordinary challenges and to navigate a new normal in an alien and isolating world.  With raw honesty, they share the things they’ve learnt and what they wish they’d known – from how to tame raging mother guilt to restoring their natural optimism in the aftershock of tragedy. In this profoundly moving book, Kerry and Pat take readers on a very personal exploration of the universal experiences of grief and loss, love and friendship that connect us all.  Like a wise companion offering comfort, Take My Hand is a lifeline both to those overwhelmed by heartbreak and for friends and family who don’t know how to help.  Most of all, it’s a powerful reminder that no matter how difficult life gets, you are not alone.  Read what people are saying about Take My Hand : ‘A truly wonderful book …I found it ultimately optimistic and life-affirming. This book celebrates love – not only mother love, but the love of family and friends, the power of true friendship, and the power of simple kindness – how small kindnesses, particularly those of strangers, can make a difference to the daily life of someone who is on the edge of the abyss…not only will it provide vital support for anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation to Pat or Kerry, but it may just save a life.'  Susan Elliot Wright ‘Utterly beautiful. Heart-breaking, honest, raw, inspiring, brave, and eye-opening.  The subject matter was handled so sensitively, and I think it will be something that many people find helpful.’  Louise Beech  ‘Gut-wrenchingly powerful and moving but also, at times, unexpectedly hilarious.  Crammed with insight, wisdom and love.’  Nicola Gill ‘Two women on a journey from suffering to hope and inspiring the reader to join them on the road.  Inspired and inspiring.’  Ged Flynn, CEO of Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide ‘The book felt like a love letter to friendship and family.'  Milly Camley, CEO of the Institute For Turnaround ‘A brave and brilliant book that is, in turn, wise, sharply funny, searingly sad, brave and honest.  It is a testament to family and friendship, and to love, in all its colours...What Kerry and Pat have done is to make their experiences of loss and the fear of loss rise up from its pages, generously providing checklists for others who may be navigating grief, in all its colours.’  Claire Dyer  'Their stories are told so openly, with such warmth and insight, such wicked black humour, such staggering truthfulness and humanity…should be given to everyone has part of a manual for life.'  Beth Miller  ‘This book is just superb and is a must read for any parent going through such tragic times.  It gives real hope and inspiration to us all.’  Emma Bunting  ‘It is difficult to put into words how generous and brave this book is… a self-help book completely devoid of preachy instruction or bumper sticker positivity.  It is also a book for anyone who has a friend or family member going through something like this.’  Susan Lynes

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What to Expect the Second Year - Heidi Murkoff Cover Art

What to Expect the Second Year

What to Expect the Second Year From 12 to 24 Months by Heidi Murkoff

The complete why, when, and how-to guide for parenting a one-year-old. When will my 13-month-old start to walk?Shouldn’t my 14-month-old be talking already?How can I  get my picky eater to pick something besides pasta?Sure, I can ignore a tantrum at home—but what am I supposed to do in the middle of the mall?Why does my toddler have such a hard time sharing? Taking turns? Playing nicely?When should we break the bottle habit . . . and what about the pacifier?How do I get my  almost-two-year-old to settle down for bed—and stay asleep all night?Just in time for those first steps, here’s the next step in What to Expect. Picking up the action at baby’s first birthday, What to Expect the Second Year is the complete guide to the “wonder year”—twelve jam-packed months of amazing milestones, lightning-speed learning, and endless discoveries. Filled with must-have information on everything from feeding (tips to tempt picky palates) to sleep (how to get more of it), talking (decoding those first words) to behavior (defusing those first tantrums). Plus, how to keep your busy one-year-old safe and healthy.

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The First Six Weeks - Midwife Cath Cover Art

The First Six Weeks

The First Six Weeks by Midwife Cath

'Cath Curtin is the newborn baby guru! A calming voice, a gentle hand and a wealth of knowledge during one of the most incredible but terrifying times of your life - new parenthood. To have Cath's support after the birth of my first son was invaluable and I don't know how I would have done it without her!' Rebecca Judd Cathryn Curtin has delivered more than 10,000 babies over the last 40 years, so she understands how the first six weeks of a baby's life are vital for establishing habits that help create a healthy, happy routine for your baby and a loving lifelong bond between you and your child. In this practical and easy-to-use guide, Midwife Cath covers all aspects of a newborn's first weeks, from caring for your baby to coping with the sudden emotional and physical changes of new parenthood. By following her brilliant bath, bottle and bed routine, you'll enjoy a deep sleep for up to five hours in these demanding early weeks while your partner has some precious one-on-one time with your child. These first weeks of a baby's life can be a challenge for any new parent. Midwife Cath's invaluable experience and wisdom will guide you through them as well as help you establish a routine that will ensure a healthier, happier baby and better-rested and more confident parents.

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Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition - Jenny McCarthy Cover Art

Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition

Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy

The New York Times bestseller--never shy, frequently crude and always funny, Jenny McCarthy gives the lowdown on pregnancy in the grittiest girlfriend detail Revealing the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the inevitable disfigurement that go along with pregnancy, Jenny McCarthy tells you what you can really expect when you're expecting! From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, granny panties, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, Belly Laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born!

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Parenting Without Borders - Christine Gross-Loh, Ph.D Cover Art

Parenting Without Borders

Parenting Without Borders Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us by Christine Gross-Loh, Ph.D

An eye-opening guide to the world’s best parenting strategies Research reveals that American kids lag behind in academic achievement, happiness, and wellness. Christine Gross-Loh exposes culturally determined norms we have about “good parenting,” and asks, Are there parenting strategies other countries are getting right that we are not? This book takes us across the globe and examines how parents successfully foster resilience, creativity, independence, and academic excellence in their children. Illuminating the surprising ways in which culture shapes our parenting practices, Gross-Loh offers objective, research-based insight such as:Co-sleeping may promote independence in kids.“Hoverparenting” can damage a child’s resilience.Finnish children, who rank among the highest academic achievers, enjoy multiple recesses a day.Our obsession with self-esteem may limit a child’s potential.

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The Highly Sensitive Child - Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. Cover Art

The Highly Sensitive Child

The Highly Sensitive Child Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person , Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: • The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child • The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC • How to soothe highly sensitive infants • Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world • Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives.

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Elevating Child Care: A Guide To Respectful Parenting - Janet Lansbury Cover Art

Elevating Child Care: A Guide To Respectful Parenting

Elevating Child Care: A Guide To Respectful Parenting by Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury’s advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide.  Inspired by the pioneering parenting philosophy of her friend and mentor, Magda Gerber, Janet’s influential voice encourages parents and child care professionals to perceive babies as unique, capable human beings with natural abilities to learn without being taught; to develop motor and cognitive skills; communicate; face age appropriate struggles; initiate and direct independent play for extended periods; and much more. Once we are able to view our children in this light, even the most common daily parenting experiences become stimulating opportunities to learn, discover, and to connect with our child. “Elevating Child Care”  is a collection of 30 popular and widely read articles from Janet’s website that focus on some of the most common infant/toddler issues: eating, sleeping, diaper changes, communication, separation, focus and attention span, creativity, boundaries, and more.  Eschewing the quick-fix ‘tips and tricks’ of popular parenting culture, Janet’s insightful philosophy lays the foundation for a closer, more fulfilling  parent/child relationship, and children who grow up to be authentic, confident, successful adults.

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The Defiant Child - Douglas A. Riley Cover Art

The Defiant Child

The Defiant Child A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder by Douglas A. Riley

The perfect book to help you give your oppositional-defiant child the help he or she needs.

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I Love You Rituals - Becky A Bailey Cover Art

I Love You Rituals

I Love You Rituals by Becky A Bailey

I Love You Rituals offers more than seventy delightful rhymes and games that send the message of unconditional love and enhance children's social, emotional, and school success.Winner of a 1999 Parent's Guide Children's Media Award, these positive nursery rhymes, interactive finger plays, soothing games, and physically active can be played with children from infancy through age eight. In only minutes a day, these powerful rituals: Prime a child's brain for learning Help children cope with change Enhance attention, cooperation, and self-esteem Help busy families stay close Affirm the parent-child bond that insulates children from violence, peer pressure, and drugs, and much more. Easy to learn and especially effective in stressful situations, I Love You Rituals gives parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers inspiring tools to help children thrive.

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The Contented Baby's First Year - Gina Ford Cover Art

The Contented Baby's First Year

The Contented Baby's First Year The secret to a calm and contented baby by Gina Ford

Gina Ford's bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book established Gina as one of the UK's most influential voices in baby and childcare issues. Her groundbreaking routines have been the salvation of hundreds of thousands of parents and her sound advice on weaning and sleep has guaranteed contented little babies in households around the world. In The Contented Baby's First Year Gina takes you through your baby's first year in a month-by-month guide. From physical and mental development through to changes in feeding and sleeping patterns, this wonderful book is packed with practical parenting advice. There's information here on soothing, breastfeeding, weaning and bathing your baby together with suggestions for encouraging key developmental milestones: holding a toy, rolling over, sitting up and crawling. Additionally, for each month there is a handy Q&A that offers reassuring solutions to particular problems that can occur at each stage in your baby's development. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photography, including step-by-step guides to caring for your little one, The Contented Baby's First Year is essential reading for guaranteeing a contented little baby in year one.

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How to Talk to Your Child About Sex - Linda Eyre & Richard Eyre Cover Art

How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

How to Talk to Your Child About Sex It's Best to Start Early, but It's Never Too Late - A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age by Linda Eyre & Richard Eyre

Linda and Richard Eyre stress that it's never too soon-or too late-to start discussing sex and values with your children, and they've got proven strategies to make it easier. For parents who want to go beyond the birds and the bees talk, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex provides thoughtful, clear, specific guidance on when and, most important, how to help children begin to learn and understand sex, love, and commitment from the most positive viewpoint possible. Preliminary "as needed" talks with three-to eight-year-olds The age eight Big Talk Follow-up talks with eight-to thirteen-year-olds Behavior discussions and guidelines with eleven-to sixteen-year-olds Discussions of perspective and personal standards with fifteen-to nineteen-year-olds

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Cómo Hablar para que los Adolescentes Escuchen y Cómo Escuchar - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish Cover Art

Cómo Hablar para que los Adolescentes Escuchen y Cómo Escuchar

Cómo Hablar para que los Adolescentes Escuchen y Cómo Escuchar by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Adele Faber y Elaine Mazlish han ayudado a millones de familias con sus bestsellers. Ahora, y por primera vez en español, estas aclamadas expertas a nivel internacional nos ofrecen una guía que le dará las herramientas necesarias para ayudarles a sus adolescentes -- ¡y a usted mismo! -- a sobrevivir la etapa difícil de la adolescencia. "Mi hijo de trece años pasa su tiempo con los peores chicos de la escuela. Le paso diciendo que se aleje de ellos, pero siempre me ignora. ¿Cómo hago para que me haga caso?" "Mi hija pasa mucho tiempo en el Internet charlando con un muchacho de dieciséis años. Bueno, por lo menos eso dice él. Ahora la quiere conocer. Ella está muy entusiasmada. Yo tengo miedo. ¿Qué hago?" "Acabo de enterarme que mi hija de doce años fuma marihuana. ¿Cómo la confronto?" Vivir con un adolescente puede ser abrumador. A veces es como si nuestros niños cariñosos se convirtieran de la noche a la mañana en adolescentes independientes, con sus propios pensamientos, gustos y valores. Hoy en día, los jóvenes están creciendo en un mundo más cruel, más materialista, más sexual y más violento que antes. ¿Qué se debe hacer? Tras muchos años de investigación, conferencias y comentarios que han recibido, Faber y Mazlish, autoras del clásico bestseller Cómo Hablar para que los Niños Escuchen y Cómo Escuchar para que los Niños Hablen, han desarrollado una innovadora forma de mantener un diálogo abierto y respetuoso entre padres y adolescentes, una estrategia que le pone frenos al conflicto, reduce frustraciones y fomenta conversaciones acerca de las drogas, el sexo y otros temas difíciles y de actualidad. Escrito en el estilo práctico y popular de estas galardonadas autoras, y lleno de sugerencias, historias y dibujos, esta guía le ayudará a construir una relación más comunicativa y menos conflictiva con sus adolescentes.

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Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child - Burton L. White Cover Art

Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child

Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child by Burton L. White

REQUIRED READING FOR PARENTS WHO WANT TO GIVE THEIR CHILD THE BEST START IN LIFE Must your charming five-month-old turn into a tiny terror? Are the "terrible twos" and public

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Eat Like a Champion - Jill Castle Cover Art

Eat Like a Champion

Eat Like a Champion Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete by Jill Castle

It’s hard enough keeping up with all the nutritional needs for kids--not to mention actually getting them to actually eat many of these foods. But with athletic kids, there’s even more to pay attention to! So the unfortunate fact is, most young athletes are not eating properly to compete--too many convenient but empty calories that are actually doing them more harm than good. As a result, these young athletes are losing energy when they should be increasing it, feeling deterred when they should be motivated, and actually decreasing muscle mass when they need it more than ever.Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance. But how can a parent begin to get their athlete on the right track? Eat Like a Champion, written by a registered dietitian who specializes in child and adolescent nutrition, is the must-read resource for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen. In it, parents will find help in:• Tailoring diets for training, competition, and even off-season• Finding the best food options, whether at home or on the go• Addressing counterproductive or unhealthy patterns• Understanding where supplements, sports drinks, and performance-enhancing substances do--and don’t--fit in• And moreComplete with charts, recipes, and practical meal and snack ideas that can help athletic youngsters eat to win, this invaluable resource just may be the difference-maker in your athlete’s next game!

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Keep Me Safe (A Seal Island novel) - Daniela Sacerdoti Cover Art

Keep Me Safe (A Seal Island novel)

Keep Me Safe (A Seal Island novel) A breathtaking love story from the author of THE ITALIAN VILLA by Daniela Sacerdoti

From the bestselling author of The Italian Villa and Watch Over Me , a breathtaking love story set on the beautiful island of Seal. Pe rfect for anyone who loves Fiona Valpy and Lily Graham. 'Atmospheric, romantic and compelling. Daniela writes with huge warmth and sincerity' Rosanna Ley Can a tiny Scottish island bring a heart back to life.. and offer a second chance at love? When Anna's partner walks away from their relationship, she is shattered. But it is her little girl Ava who takes it hardest of all, falling silent for three days. When she does finally speak, Ava talks about a new place - a small island of beauty, salt and sea in the Western Scottish Isles. In search of a new start, Anna and Ava embark on a journey to the remote and gorgeous Island of Seal. Falling in love with the locals and the landscape, could Seal offer the second chance they both need? Readers have been raving about Keep Me Safe: 'A brilliant read. Love Daniela's books. *****' A reader 'My book of the year. Highly recommended' A reader 'I've already read Daniela's Glen Avich books and loved them but this one surpassed them' A reader 'I could almost hear the sea and the wind. A great book' Lesley Pearse 'I couldn't put it down' Daily Mail 'Astoundingly good' The Sun 'I fell in love with this book' Prima magazine 'Heartwarming and mysterious' Katie Fforde 'A mysterious journey to Seal, a place I already want to revisit' Dani Atkins 'Exciting and emotional. I'm thrilled to find this is the first in a new series' Linda's Book Bag

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The Gentle Parenting Book - Sarah Ockwell-Smith Cover Art

The Gentle Parenting Book

The Gentle Parenting Book How to raise calmer, happier children from birth to seven by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Parenting trends come and go. Gentle parenting is different - it isn't a label for a precise set of rules but a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child, while being mindful of current science and child psychology. It means parenting with empathy, respect, understanding - and boundaries. In The Gentle Parenting Book , Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of what-to-expect information and gentle-parenting solutions to the most common challenges faced by parents with young children. Sarah addresses a wide variety of topics, including coping with a crying baby, introducing solid foods and creating healthy eating habits, potty training, starting nursery and school, sibling rivalry, tantrums, whining and sulking, aggressive behaviour and much more. And for those parents who have previously used a more authoritarian style of parenting, there's plenty of advice - and reassurance - on making the transition to a gentler approach. For many, gentle parenting comes as a relief because it chimes with their deepest instincts about the best way to raise their children.

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Differently Wired - Deborah Reber Cover Art

Differently Wired

Differently Wired Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World by Deborah Reber

It’s time to say NO to trying to fit square-peg kids into rounds holes, and YES to raising them from a place of acceptance and joy. Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn’t embrace who they really are. They are the one in five “differently wired” children with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neurodifferences, and their challenges are many. And for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as numerous, as they struggle to find the right school, the right support, the right path. But now there’s hope. Differently Wired is a revolutionary book—weaving together personal stories and a tool kit of expert advice from author Deborah Reber, it’s a how-to, a manifesto, and a reassuring companion for parents who can so often feel that they have no place to turn. At the heart of Differently Wired are 18 paradigm-shifting ideas—what the author calls “tilts,” which include how to accept and lean in to your role as a parent ( #2: Get Out of Isolation and Connect ). Deal with the challenges of parenting a differently wired child ( #5: Parent from a Place of Possibility Instead of Fear ). Support yourself (# 11: Let Go of Your Impossible Expectations for Who You “Should” Be as a Parent ). And seek community ( #18: If It Doesn’t Exist, Create It ). Taken together, it’s a lifesaving program to shift our thinking and actions in a way that not only improves the family dynamic, but also allows children to fully realize their best selves.   “In this generous and urgent book, Deborah Reber lets the light in. She helps parents see that they’re not alone, and even better, delivers a positive action plan that will change lives.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin   “Differently Wired will help parents of children who think differently to accept their child for who they are and facilitate their successful development.”—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain  

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The Common Thread - Martha Manning Cover Art

The Common Thread

The Common Thread Mothers and Daughters: The Bond We Never Outgrow by Martha Manning

No relationship is more fulfilling, infuriating, emotional, and problematic than that of mother and daughter. Now, in a work filled with truth, surprises, and humor, renowned psychologist and author Martha Manning offers mothers and daughters of all ages a new way to understand each other. Challenging the accepted premise that this powerful bond must be severed for emotional growth, Manning shows us why this precious attachment is never outgrown, how, if it is damaged, it can be healed, and what will enrich this lifelong commitment while fostering essential independence. The key is empathy, and Manning provides potent tools to help us build stronger ties and celebrate the crazy twists, joys, and secrets inherent in this most glorious of life connections. Combining personal experiences and scrupulous research, The Common Thread helps each of us develop a mutually empowering relationship -- and laugh, too -- as we more deeply connect with and appreciate the mother or daughter we love.

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Raising Boys without Men - Dr. Peggy Drexler & Linden Gross Cover Art

Raising Boys without Men

Raising Boys without Men How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men by Dr. Peggy Drexler & Linden Gross

Nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award in Parenting Backed by peer-reviewed research, this hotly debated bestseller ( San Francisco Chronicle ) continues to open eyes with its finding that raising thriving, emotionally healthy sons does not require a man in the house. As the number of single-mom and two-mom households has grown, so have concerns about the possible damage caused by the lack of a stable male role model in the house. Determined to find the truth, research psychologist Peggy Drexler embarked on a long-term study comparing boys raised in nontraditional families with those whose fathers were present throughout their childhood. The results were startling. Female-headed households can provide even better parenting for boys than households with men. Sons from female-headed families can grow up emotionally stronger and more well-rounded than boys from "traditional" mother-father families—more in touch with their feelings yet masculine in all the ways defined by our culture.

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