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Whether you're parenting a wee one or a teenager, there's bound to be tips and expert advice you can get from our parenting books. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.

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Family discipleship  by Matt Chandler

Family discipleship

Matt Chandler

Book

"The most important disciple a parent will make is within their own home, and yet this is the most difficult disciple to make. Family Discipleship by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin helps readers develop a sustainable rhythm of gospel-centered discipl...

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Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons  by Siegfried Engelmann

Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons

Siegfried Engelmann

Book

"Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong? RAs DISTARreg; is the most successful b...

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Childhood unlimited  by Virginia Mendez

Childhood unlimited

Virginia Mendez

Book

"In 2013, Disney released its most egalitarian film to date - but 59% of all the lines in Frozen are spoken by male characters. - 57% of children's books published annually have central male characters; just 31% have central female characters. Raising...

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Avoiding anxiety in autistic children  by Luke Beardon

Avoiding anxiety in autistic children

Luke Beardon

Book

"One of the biggest challenges for the parent of any autistic child is how best to support and guide them through the situations in life which might cause them greater stress, anxiety and worry than if they were neurotypical. Dr Luke Beardon has put ...

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Brain-body parenting  by Mona Delahooke

Brain-body parenting

Mona Delahooke

Book

"From a leading child psychologist comes this groundbreaking new understanding of children's behavior, offering insight and strategies to support both parents and children. Over her decades as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke has routinely...

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Baby, unplugged  by Sophie Brickman

Baby, unplugged

Sophie Brickman

Book

"There's an app or device for nearly every aspect of parenting. But what is living in a tech-saturated world doing to you and your children? Brickman draws on her own experiences as a journalist and parent to try to discover what aspects of technology...

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Practical activities and ideas for parents of dyslexic kids and teens  by Gavin Reid

Practical activities and ideas for parents of dyslexic kids and teens

Gavin Reid

Book

"This book contains dyslexia-friendly practical activities and ideas that can be readily accessed by parents of dyslexic children and teens, to support their learning in ways that work for them. It includes 70 activities to boost dyslexic learners' r...

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Supporting breastfeeding past the first six months and beyond  by Emma Pickett

Supporting breastfeeding past the first six months and beyond

Emma Pickett

Book

"This evidence-based guide for professionals covers essential information to help support parents breastfeeding past the first six months, including starting solids alongside breastfeeding, nursing manners, and common problems and challenges. The...

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Answering autism  by Douglas Doman

Answering autism

Douglas Doman

Book

"Imagine if you had a practical, step-by-step plan to help your child with autism or ADD make incredible developmental leaps. A plan that could possibly help a child learn to speak, learn and interact with others. For parents of children with autism or...

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Better parenting with the enneagram  by Ann Gadd

Better parenting with the enneagram

Ann Gadd

Book

"A guide to using the Enneagram for harmonious parent-child relationships. Examines each of the 9 Enneagram types as parents, including how to utilize your type's inherent skills to be a better parent. Explores each of the 9 types as children and tee...

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Milk to meals  by Luka McCabe

Milk to meals

Luka McCabe

Book

"Information and recipes for starting solids for baby, in the most nourishing and supportive way"--Publisher's description.

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High five discipline  by Candice W. Jones

High five discipline

Candice W. Jones

Book

"This positive parenting guide will help you understand how children develop and how discipline shapes not only your child's behavior but their overall health and well-being. With your child's developmental stages in mind, you'll be empowered to create...

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Imperfect parenting  by Dona J. Matthews

Imperfect parenting

Dona J. Matthews

Book

"As parents, we often worry we're making the wrong decisions. The good news is, having a strong relationship with your child means you can make a parenting blunder from time to time, and exercise grace and patience to try again. Written for parents of...

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Parenting in a changing climate  by Elizabeth Bechard

Parenting in a changing climate

Elizabeth Bechard

Book

"What's it like to wake up to the reality of climate change--while also trying to raise small children? As parents, how do we act on our values when we're already exhausted from the day-to-day challenges of parenting? After an unconventional journey ...

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Bully-proof kids  by Stella O'Malley

Bully-proof kids

Stella O'Malley

Book

"We can't always be there to protect our kids as they make their way in the world. What we can do is equip them with the tools they need to ensure they have a positive social experience. Based on many years' experience counselling bullies and targets,...

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Outdoor kids in an inside world  by Steven Rinella

Outdoor kids in an inside world

Steven Rinella

Book

"The average American spends ninety percent of their time indoors, and children are no exception. Not only does this phenomenon have consequences for our kids' physical and mental health, it jeopardizes their ability to understand and engage with any...

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L platers  by Madonna King

L platers

Madonna King

Book

"A must-read guide for parents of teenage girls that explores what our girls need us to know in order to support them through the unprecedented pressures of growing up in today's world. The world is a very different place from two years ago. And the impact...

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Intuitive weaning  by Jo Weston

Intuitive weaning

Jo Weston

Book

"The first intuitive/gentle parenting weaning book by an early years teacher and mum of 3 with a strong Instagram platform (165k). The introduction of solids can be a stressful time and parents put a lot of pressure on themselves to 'get it right'. I...

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How to raise outdoor kids  by Linda Drummond

How to raise outdoor kids

Linda Drummond

Book

"A book filled with activities and practical advice on how to get your kids off their screens and in to nature, backed up with science-based reasons on why it’s so important"--Publisher's description.

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Out of control  by Shefali Tsabary

Out of control

Shefali Tsabary

Book

"Every parent wants the golden key to raising well-behaved, academically gifted, successful, happy children. Embedded in our collective psyche is the notion that discipline is the cornerstone to achieving these goals. This book lambasts this notion, offering...

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Boys should be boys  by Margaret J. Meeker

Boys should be boys

Margaret J. Meeker

Book

"This book helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today's boys to become the mature, confident and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys, rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, playing footy, and pushing...

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Girlhood  by Maggie Dent

Girlhood

Maggie Dent

Book

"The early years of a little girl's life will shape her future in powerful ways. Maggie Dent, Australia's queen of common-sense parenting, has investigated the development period from birth to age eight. Drawing on nearly 5,000 survey results, the la...

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Raising girls who like themselves  by Kasey Edwards

Raising girls who like themselves

Kasey Edwards

Book

"When you raise a girl who likes herself, everything else follows. She will strive for excellence because she has faith in their ability to achieve it and the confidence to pick herself up. She will nurture her physical and mental health because it's...

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The conscious parent  by Shefali Tsabary

The conscious parent

Shefali Tsabary

Book

""Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle ...

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Raising good humans  by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Raising good humans

Hunter Clarke-Fields

Book

"As a parent you strive to model kindness, compassion, and patience when interacting with your children. But no parent is perfect, and in difficult or stressful moments, you may react to your kids in ways that don't exactly fit your ideal model of parenting...

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Smart but scattered  by Peg Dawson

Smart but scattered

Peg Dawson

Book

"There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also...

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What do I do now?  by Leon Levitt

What do I do now?

Leon Levitt

Book

"'What do I do now?' This is the cry of new parents at home from hospital with their child, alone for the first time and daunted by the responsibility, by the tasks never before performed and by the fear of not getting it right. It is the feeling that...

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The little frog awakes  by Eline Snel

The little frog awakes

Eline Snel

Book

"Parents of toddlers can find themselves overwhelmed and struggling with self-doubt when their child is willful, or is having trouble navigating difficult emotions and circumstances. Mindfulness can help! In The Little Frog Awakes, Eline Snel offers parents...

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Balanced and barefoot  by Angela J. Hanscom

Balanced and barefoot

Angela J. Hanscom

Book

""In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children's cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help...

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No regrets parenting  by Harley A. Rotbart

No regrets parenting

Harley A. Rotbart

Book

"For every type of family, this updated and expanded edition is the quintessential, open-to-all parenting guidebook, guaranteed to help you find more, and better, time for your kids and yourself. It's not just how much time you have with your kids, but...

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Grow wild  by Katy Bowman

Grow wild

Katy Bowman

Book

"From biomechanist and bestselling author Katy Bowman comes her eagerly anticipated guide to getting kids-from babies to preteens-and their families moving more, together, outside. Our kids are moving less than any other generation in human history; ...

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The awakened family  by Shefali Tsabary

The awakened family

Shefali Tsabary

Book

"What if I told you that you can put an end to all of your parenting struggles? That you can learn to parent without fear or anxiety? That you can end conflict with your children? That you can create close and connected relationships within your family?...

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Stop walking on eggshells for parents  by Randi Kreger

Stop walking on eggshells for parents

Randi Kreger

Book

"Drawing on the same powerful approach outlined in the self-help classic, Stop Walking on Eggshells-which has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide-this essential guide offers skills and strategies for parenting a child of any age with borderli...

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Hunt, gather, parent  by Michaeleen Doucleff

Hunt, gather, parent

Michaeleen Doucleff

Book

"When Doucleff became a mother, she found the evidence behind modern parenting guidance frustratingly limited, and the conclusions often ineffective. She turned to parenting strategies from families in three of the world's most venerable communities:...

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Helping your child with PDA live a happier life  by Alice Running

Helping your child with PDA live a happier life

Alice Running

Book

"Drawing on the author's personal experience of parenting a child with PDA, this insightful and informative guide offers strategies and tips for all aspects of daily life, including sensory issues, education and negotiation. Full of advice and support,...

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A parent's guide to autism diagnosis  by Sophia Mooncey

A parent's guide to autism diagnosis

Sophia Mooncey

Book

"Autism diagnosis can be an overwhelming time for many families. This is an accessible, easy to navigate guide for parents, answering the questions they may have before, during and after diagnosis. Written by a highly experienced author team, this book...

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How to be a calm parent  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

How to be a calm parent

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"How many times have you asked yourself 'what's wrong with me? Why can't I stay calm?'. So many of us would love to follow a gentler, more positive style of parenting, but we don't think we're cut out for it, because we aren't naturally calm. We feel...

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Nurture your child's emotional intelligence  by Anne Lane

Nurture your child's emotional intelligence

Anne Lane

Book

"We teach our children how to tie their shoelaces, how to read, how to ride a bike. We explain the weather and rainbows and why people have jobs. But when it comes to explaining the forceful, baffling, intense and marvellous emotions that we might ex...

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How to raise kids who aren't assholes  by Melinda Wenner Moyer

How to raise kids who aren't assholes

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Book

"As an award-winning science journalist, Melinda Wenner Moyer was regularly asked to investigate and address all kinds of parenting questions: how to potty train, when and whether to get vaccines, and how to help kids sleep through the night. But as ...

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What do you say?  by William R. Stixrud

What do you say?

William R. Stixrud

Book

"If you're a parent, you've had a moment--maybe many of them--when you've thought, "How did that conversation go so badly?" At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked "why" non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the....

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No-drama discipline  by Daniel J. Siegel

No-drama discipline

Daniel J. Siegel

Book

""No drama discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with such tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Based on recent discoveries about the brain that give us deep insights into the children we care for, what...

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Raising kids who care  by Susy Lee

Raising kids who care

Susy Lee

Book

"Imagine knowing what your kids care about, having them listen to what you care about, then doing something about it, together! Communication and connection are the key, and this is exactly what this book allows you to do. It guides you through 40...

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There's no such thing as naughty  by Kate Silverton

There's no such thing as naughty

Kate Silverton

Book

"Want to know the secret to tackling tantums and tears, stopping squabbles in seconds and lay the foundations for your child's good mental helath in the process? In this book, mum to two young children, journalist and children's mental health advocate...

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10 steps to develop great learners  by John Hattie

10 steps to develop great learners

John Hattie

Book

"What can concerned parents and carers do to ensure their children develop great learning habits which will help them achieve their maximum at school and in life? This is probably one of the most important questions any parent can ask and now John Hattie,...

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Raising critical thinkers  by Julie Bogart

Raising critical thinkers

Julie Bogart

Book

"A guide for parents to help children of all ages process the onslaught of unfiltered information in the digital age. Education is not solely about acquiring information and skills across subject areas, but also about understanding how and why we believe...

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Generation sleepless  by Heather Turgeon

Generation sleepless

Heather Turgeon

Book

"Caught in a perfect storm of omnipresent screens, academic overload, and unnecessarily early school-start times, our children are operating in a constant state of sleep debt while struggling to meet the demands of adolescence. In this book, Heather ...

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Between  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Between

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"Raising a tween can often leave you feeling like a parenting beginner all over again. Children in the 'between' stage seem to change almost daily, leaving many parents struggling to understand the child they once thought they knew so well. In Betwee...

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The second baby book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The second baby book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"Having a second baby is a very different experience from having your first, yet there is little recognition of the wide range of issues that need to be considered when bringing a second child into the family. In this incredibly helpful book, Sarah.....

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The gentle parenting book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The gentle parenting book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"Gentle parenting is mainstream, accessible and backed by science. It is parenting with empathy, respect, understanding and boundaries. In The Gentle Parenting Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of 'what to expect' type info...

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How to cope when your child can't  by Roz Shafran

How to cope when your child can't

Roz Shafran

Book

"Parenting and caring for a child who is struggling to cope can be painful and stressful, and can make it very hard to enjoy life yourself. Feelings of blame, guilt, sorrow, despair, fear and frustration may be swirling around alongside a desperate desire...

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ADHD  by Debra E. Burdick

ADHD

Debra E. Burdick

Book

"The most comprehensive ADHD resource available! This practical workbook gives you the most effective, and proven, non-medication treatment approaches and skills. Step-by-step instructions on tailoring psychotherapy to ADHD. ADHD-friendly parenting s...

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Better breastfeeding  by Linda Dahl

Better breastfeeding

Linda Dahl

Book

"The pressure to nurse is intense: we hear over and over that breastfeeding is natural and every woman can do it. The truth is, most moms need help breastfeeding. And when breastfeeding doesn't work, they're the ones who are blamed for the failure. Dahl...

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No family is perfect  by Lucy Blake

No family is perfect

Lucy Blake

Book

""What makes a good parent? Can sibling relationships survive to adulthood? Should love within a family really be unconditional? Wherever, whenever and however you learnt about family, it's likely that you have unshakeable answers to these questions....

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Midwife Marley's guide for everyone  by Marley Hall

Midwife Marley's guide for everyone

Marley Hall

Book

"Marley Hall is a midwife and mum of five - in other words, she's seen it all. In her Guide for Everyone, you'll find answers to questions you never knew you wanted to ask. Like, what do these clinical terms mean? What are my choices? And is there a ...

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The sh!t no one tells you  by Dawn Dais

The sh!t no one tells you

Dawn Dais

Book

"There comes a time in every new mother's life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly "bundle of joy" and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn't buy the cute onesies with a thousand imp...

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Raising resilient children with a borderline or narcissistic parent  by Margalis Fjelstad

Raising resilient children with a borderline or narcissistic parent

Margalis Fjelstad

Book

"Children can be negatively affected emotionally by a narcissistic or borderline parent, but the other parent can do a lot to mitigate those effects by using compassion, open communication, honesty, validation, and unique problem-solving skills. The ...

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Sitting still like a frog  by Eline Snel

Sitting still like a frog

Eline Snel

Book

""This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and...

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Don't mom alone  by Heather C. MacFadyen

Don't mom alone

Heather C. MacFadyen

Book

"Being a good mom isn't all on you! Discover how you can link arms with other women to share wisdom, friendship, and practical tips to help shape your kids into the people God created them to be"--Publisher's description.

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Love to sleep  by Eve Squires

Love to sleep

Eve Squires

Book

"Calm & Bright Sleep Support was founded in 2009 with a mission; to help exhausted parents enable solid sleep in a brand-new way. Headed up by Devon sisters Eve, founder and Mum-of-four & paediatric nurse of 18 years Gem, they have supported thousands...

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Hold on to your kids  by Gordon Neufeld

Hold on to your kids

Gordon Neufeld

Book

"A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestselling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time - peers replacing parents in the...

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The Montessori home  by Ashley Yeh

The Montessori home

Ashley Yeh

Book

"Too often, the toys, games, and other materials meant to educate young children end up being a detriment instead. If you're overwhelmed and your kids are overstimulated, it's time to reset your space by applying the principles of the Montessori method...

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Woke parenting  by Faith G. Harper

Woke parenting

Faith G. Harper

Book

"How do you raise your kids to be feminist, anti-racist, gender-inclusive, self-compassionate, and with strong respect for boundaries and consent in a society that offers mixed messages on all these things-especially when none of this was part of your...

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The gentle sleep book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The gentle sleep book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"The Calm Baby and Toddler Sleep Book will offer gentle, no tears, sleep solutions for exhausted parents of new-borns to five year olds. No other book on the market concentrates on providing gentle sleep help for this age range. Most focus only on the...

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What happens to our kids when we fail to grow up?  by Maggie Hamilton

What happens to our kids when we fail to grow up?

Maggie Hamilton

Book

"When did we stop wanting to grow up? Why are we reaching out less and complaining more? What has sparked our growing skittishness at everyday annoyances, and what’s behind our frequent talk of 'special' and 'deserving'? What Happens to Our Kids When...

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What's happening to our boys?  by Maggie Hamilton

What's happening to our boys?

Maggie Hamilton

Book

"What kind of world are our boys growing up in? Why are increasing numbers of boys suffering body image and self-esteem problems? Why do they feel worthless without the latest branded toy, game or item of clothing? What makes soft drinks, snacks and fast...

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What's happening to our girls?  by Maggie Hamilton

What's happening to our girls?

Maggie Hamilton

Book

"Hamilton takes a look inside the lives of teenage girls and comes up with some startling facts. Girls have taken to technology but are engaging with it in highly damaging ways: they are being groomed by older men; they are visiting websites promoting...

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Zen parenting  by Cathy Cassani Adams

Zen parenting

Cathy Cassani Adams

Book

"A book that helps parents to pay attention to daily life and the relationships they are creating with their children. We easily fall into the trap of parenting without a real awareness of what we're doing and why we're doing it, invariably using oth...

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How to have a kid and a life  by Ericka Sóuter

How to have a kid and a life

Ericka Sóuter

Book

"Continue to have and grow your life, Mom - for your sake and your kids'. When did being a good mom come to mean giving up everything that used to make you … you? That's the question millions of 21st-century mothers grapple with every single day as they...

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Advice for working dads.

Advice for working dads.

Book

"You can have a successful career while being the father you want to be. Gone are the days when fathers were expected to put work first and family last. Today, men worldwide are redefining fatherhood and finding greater fulfillment both at work and at...

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Wean in 15  by Joe Wicks

Wean in 15

Joe Wicks

Book

"Wean your baby with help from record-breaking cookbook author and proud dad Joe Wicks, the nation's favourite PE teacher. All the reliable information you need to wean your baby from first foods to enjoying family mealtimes. Packed with simple and t...

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Gentle potty training book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Gentle potty training book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

""The Gentle potty training book is a practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood. Avoiding strict timelines, rewards and plans that are based solely on a child's gender, Sarah Ockwe...

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