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The well-trained mind  by Susan Wise Bauer

The well-trained mind

Susan Wise Bauer

"Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child's education by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give...

How to be the grown-up  by Martha Deiros Collado

How to be the grown-up

Martha Deiros Collado

"This book provides clear answers to the FAQs and everyday challenges that we all face as parents, such as: How can I make my child listen to me? Can I stop a tantrum in its tracks? Should I be co-sleeping? What should I do when I lose my sh*t? Discover the...

Play wild  by Rachel Clare

Play wild

Rachel Clare

"Hey! I have a message for you: Come outside! There are flowers to pick, leaves to gather, seeds to collect, moss to pat, rain to smell and earth to dig. Love Nature xx P.S. You are part of the natural world, too! Inside this book, you will discover heaps of...

Bringing up bébé  by Pamela Druckerman

Bringing up bébé

Pamela Druckerman

"The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that...

Family time  by Gary D. Chapman

Family time

Gary D. Chapman

"Based on Chapman's best-selling The Five Love Languages®-an intentional resource for adding love, meaning, and adventure to your family days!You're a committed parent. You love your kids. But even on good days, you can feel tired. Despite our best efforts,...

How to help your child clean up their mental mess  by Caroline Leaf

How to help your child clean up their mental mess

Caroline Leaf

"Every Parent's Guide to Supporting Their Child's Mental Health. Increasingly, children ages 3-10 are struggling with anxiety, depression, and mental health challenges. These can be brought on by many factors--stress at home, upheavals in society, breaks in...

When the whole world tips  by Celia Landman

When the whole world tips

Celia Landman

"Move from helplessness to stability in challenging times through the practice of mindful equanimity. By adopting a spiritual approach to parenting and caregiving, you can protect yourself from burnout, increase your resilience, and develop a greater sense of...

The anxious generation  by Jonathan Haidt

The anxious generation

Jonathan Haidt

"After more than a decade of stability or improvement, the mental health of adolescents plunged in the early 2010s, with rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide rising sharply. The author lays out the facts about the epidemic of teen mental...

The 5 principles of parenting  by Aliza Pressman

The 5 principles of parenting

Aliza Pressman

"Drawing on nearly twenty years' experience, a developmental psychologist, providing expert advice and strategies, helps parents chart a manageable course for raising good humans that's aligned to their own values and their children's unique...

Raising a socially successful child  by Stephen Nowicki

Raising a socially successful child

Stephen Nowicki

"We all want our to children to learn the social skills they need to thrive. Yet many kids are struggling to connect, often with no apparent reason why. What with the steep rise in screen time and the social learning lost to Covid quarantines and school...

Imperfect parenting  by Brittney Serpell

Imperfect parenting

Brittney Serpell

"As every parent from the beginning of time has discovered, kids don't come with a manual. Parenting is a learning journey from beginning to end, and like all learning journeys, it is full of lessons, challenges, questions, tests, mistakes, and messes. But...

Parent differently  by Kathy Koch

Parent differently

Kathy Koch

"Most parents misguidedly prioritize behavior. Why and how to instill character. We want children to grow in humility, gratitude, and respect--for others and themselves. To be brave, compassionate, and joyful--to flourish and live into their God-given designs....

The learning game  by Ana Lorena Fábrega

The learning game

Ana Lorena Fábrega

"How did we conclude that the best way to prepare kids for the future is to cluster them into classrooms by age and grade, forcing them to learn the same things, at the same time and pace, seven hours a day, five days a week, for twelve years? We trust the...

The screentime solution  by Emily Cherkin

The screentime solution

Emily Cherkin

"In The Screentime Solution, Emily teaches parents to become "tech-intentional": using screen-based technologies to enhance, nurture, and align with family values while avoiding, delaying, or limiting screentime that interferes with healthy mental, physical,...

Overcoming dyslexia  by Sally E. Shaywitz

Overcoming dyslexia

Sally E. Shaywitz

"A major update and revision of the essential program for reading problems at any level, incorporating the latest breakthroughs in science, educational methods, technology and legal accommodations. Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder in the world,...

Manners begin at breakfast  by Princess of Greece Marie-Chantal

Manners begin at breakfast

Princess of Greece Marie-Chantal

"The founder of a successful children's clothing line, author of an influential parenting blog, and mother of five children, Marie-Chantal of Greece is constantly asked how she manages to do it all--raise her kids and run her business while leading an active...

How to raise a healthy gamer  by Alok Kanojia

How to raise a healthy gamer

Alok Kanojia

"Is your child spending too much time playing video games? Or are your children are begging you for screen time and you don't know how to help them establish healthy tech habits? Are games causing conflict and arguments? Whatever brings you here, I can help....

The Montessori child  by Simone Davies

The Montessori child

Simone Davies

"From the bestselling authors of The Montessori Toddler and The Montessori Baby, The Montessori Child guides parents in using the principals of Montessori to raise their school-aged children in ways that assist their development and foster a respectful...

Body-confident  by Emma Wright


Emma Wright

"How do we encourage our kids towards healthy habits without promoting body obsession? For too long, parents have been given an impossible task: keep your kid from getting too fat, while making sure they love their body. In this practical and essential book,...

Bad therapy  by Abigail Shrier

Bad therapy

Abigail Shrier

"From the author of Irreversible Damage, an investigation into a mental health industry that is harming, not healing, American children In virtually every way that can be measured, Gen Z's mental health is worse than that of previous generations. Youth suicide...

Woven  by Meredith (Pastor) Miller


Meredith (Pastor) Miller

"Create space for your children to get to know God in a way that focuses on trust instead of a list of rigid rules. Most Christian parenting books are ready with exact practices every family should follow in order to raise obedient children. In this...

What's my tween thinking?  by Tanith Carey

What's my tween thinking?

Tanith Carey

"Is the pull towards independence and the start of puberty bringing new challenges for you and your 8-to 12-year-old? The answers you seek are here. This practical parenting handbook grounded in evidence-based psychology explores the changes in development...

Toilet awareness  by Sarah Moudry

Toilet awareness

Sarah Moudry

"The foundation of potty learning is respect for the child and their own natural development. Using the Montessori Philosophy, this book explains when to start, how to set-up your bathroom for a successful transition, and includes a step-by-step guide to get...

Brain rules for baby  by John Medina

Brain rules for baby

John Medina

"Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child's brain develops and what you can do to optimize it....

Cooperative co-parenting for secure kids  by Aurisha Smolarski

Cooperative co-parenting for secure kids

Aurisha Smolarski

"Discover how attachment theory can help you better understand yourself and your ex, improve your co-parenting skills, and raise happy, emotionally secure kids! If you're like most parents, you want--more than anything--for your child to feel safe, loved, and...

Wise up  by Karen Duffy

Wise up

Karen Duffy

"Filled with dry humor, sharp wit, and motherly care, Karen Duffy offers timeless pearls of wisdom. When she was diagnosed with a life-threatening neurological disease, she decided that to survive, she had to learn to laugh. In adulthood and motherhood, she...

Helping your autistic child  by Ann Ozsivadjian

Helping your autistic child

Ann Ozsivadjian

"Practical, evidence-based advice for common challenging behaviours and situations involving autistic children, written by an expert in this field. Autism affects about one per cent of the population, and whilst it can present very differently among...

Hard is not the same thing as bad  by Abbie Halberstadt

Hard is not the same thing as bad

Abbie Halberstadt

"Abbie Halberstadt helps parents see how God can use the everyday trials of child raising to radically transform how they view hardship and grow them to become more like Jesus. Amid the toddler tantrums, the mealtime melees, and the backseat blowups, have you...

Little people big feelings  by Gen Muir

Little people big feelings

Gen Muir

"Parenting educator and mum-of-four Gen Muir has helped thousands of families dealing with strong emotions and challenging behaviour in young kids. Fussy eating, bedtime battles, school refusal, public meltdowns, sibling rivalry? Gen shows you how to work with...

Sound and music  by Sally Featherstone

Sound and music

Sally Featherstone

How to talk to kids about anything  by Robyn J. A. Silverman

How to talk to kids about anything

Robyn J. A. Silverman

"What do you do when your child comes to you with a question about anxiety, death, divorce, beauty, or race? Poised to become the quintessential conversation resource for parents, How to Talk to Kids About Anything provides powerful words, actionable steps,...

Normal schmormal  by Ashley Blaker

Normal schmormal

Ashley Blaker

"Ashley Blaker has six children, three of whom have an SEN diagnosis. Between endless meetings, countless therapists, public humiliations, failed playdates, surreal monologues and occasional violence, it's certainly not what anyone would call a 'normal'...

Hidden strengths  by Lynn Kern Koegel

Hidden strengths

Lynn Kern Koegel

"A groundbreaking, long overdue book that explains how to identify your autistic child's strengths and abilities and then use them as a tool for social communication, improved learning, and overall growth. The strengths of children and young adults diagnosed...

The organized home for new parents  by Ría Safford

The organized home for new parents

Ría Safford

"As a new or expecting parent, you're bombarded with seemingly endless advice-from how to nurse or feed your child to how to sleep and potty train them. But conventional guidance misses a crucial aspect of the early years of parenting: how to organize your...

Family fun night  by Cynthia L. Copeland

Family fun night

Cynthia L. Copeland

"More than ever, family time faces stiff competition from other activities: video games, iPhone apps, texting, and social media. Family Fun Night: The Third Edition offers the antidote: tips and advice for establishing weekly family time, as well as hundreds...

Emotional life of babies  by Marion Rose

Emotional life of babies

Marion Rose

"You are not failing if your baby keeps on crying! Do you want to know how to: - Respond compassionately to your baby's crying? - Understand how feelings affect 'cluster feeding' and frequent night waking? - Accurately read your baby's cues? Do you want to...

Raising a kid who can  by Catherine (Psychiatrist) McCarthy

Raising a kid who can

Catherine (Psychiatrist) McCarthy

"Three mental health professionals cut through the "parenting advice" noise with this accessible, easy-to-skim book filled with actionable strategies and tips to help parents focus only what's truly essential and build their child's neurobiological capacity to...

Autonomy-supportive parenting  by Emily Edlynn

Autonomy-supportive parenting

Emily Edlynn

"As parents, we want our children to take responsibility for their schoolwork, their chores, and their choices. We want them to grow into independent adults, but when we see them struggling, we sometimes have a tendency to step in and problem-solve, telling...

The parenthood dilemma  by Gina Rushton

The parenthood dilemma

Gina Rushton

"Should we become parents? This question forces us to reckon with what we love and fear most in ourselves, in our relationships, and in the world. When Gina Rushton considered this decision, the choice was less straightforward than she had assumed. Her search...

Raising kids with big, baffling behaviors  by Robyn Gobbel

Raising kids with big, baffling behaviors

Robyn Gobbel

"Parenting and neuroscience expert Robyn Gobbel is here to reveal how all behavior, no matter how baffling, can be explained and remedied. You just need to look past the behavior and understand what's going on inside. Robyn decodes the latest brain science...

Who's raising the kids?  by Susan Linn

Who's raising the kids?

Susan Linn

"Even before COVID-19, digital technologies had become deeply embedded in children's lives, despite a growing body of research detailing the harms of excessive immersion in the unregulated, powerfully seductive world of the 'kid-tech' industry. In the 'must...

When the parents change everything changes  by Paul Dix

When the parents change everything changes

Paul Dix

"Your own behaviour is the only behaviour over which you have absolute control. To change your children's behaviour, you first need to change your own. The culture of any home is determined by the parents. If you can remain unflappably calm in the face of...

Parenting beyond power  by Jen Lumanlan

Parenting beyond power

Jen Lumanlan

"Research-based parenting educator Jen Lumanlan provides a simple yet revolutionary framework for rethinking our relationship with our children and getting everyone's needs met in the process. She provides an alternative, not just to spanking and verbal abuse,...

Fourteen talks by age fourteen  by Michelle Icard

Fourteen talks by age fourteen

Michelle Icard

"Trying to convince a middle schooler to listen to you can be exasperating. Indeed, it can feel like the best option is not to talk! But keeping kids safe - and prepared for all the time when you can't be there - is about having the right conversations at the...

Conscious parenting mindful living course for parents  by Nataša Pantovic

Conscious parenting mindful living course for parents

Nataša Pantovic

"Conscious Parenting is the AoL mindfulness course designed for parents. We use Transformation Tools and Spiritual Exercises that will help you get in touch with your Soul, with Love, and with Patience when dealing with kids. Explore the magic work with:...

Gifted and distractible  by Julie F. Skolnick

Gifted and distractible

Julie F. Skolnick

"Does your child exhibit giftedness and behavioral issues like meltdowns, power struggles, and difficulty relating to their peers? Are they out-of-the-box thinkers requiring different teaching and learning methods? It's a widely held misconception that...

This is so awkward  by Cara Natterson

This is so awkward

Cara Natterson

"Almost everything about puberty has changed since today's adults went through it. It starts, on average, two years earlier and stretches through high school... and for some, beyond. Gens Z and Alpha are also contending with a whole host of thorny issues that...

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