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Girls on the brink  by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Girls on the brink

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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"Anyone on the front lines of caring for girls today--parents, school nurses, guidance counselors--knows that girls are more anxious and more prone to depression and self-harming than ever before. New science confirms this a biologically-rooted phenomenon, set...

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Behind their screens  by Emily Weinstein

Behind their screens

Emily Weinstein

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"What are teens actually doing on their smartphones? Contrary to many adults' assumptions, they are not simply "addicted" to their screens, oblivious to the afterlife of what they post, or missing out on personal connection. They are just trying to navigate a...

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How to feed your toddler  by Charlotte Stirling-Reed

How to feed your toddler

Charlotte Stirling-Reed

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"For many parents, toddlerhood is where they can get derailed on the feeding journey, finding that their child, who happily ate colourful, creative, home-cooked meals, suddenly refuses anything but fish fingers! Expert nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed is...

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Emotionally resilient tweens and teens  by Kim John Payne

Emotionally resilient tweens and teens

Kim John Payne

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"The teen years are rife with social landmines in school, sports, and other activities--and instances of teasing, bullying, and exclusion are unfortunately all too common. Social media has only made this behavior easier and more insidious. But when kids learn...

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Good inside  by Becky Kennedy

Good inside

Becky Kennedy

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"Over the past several years, Dr Becky Kennedy-known to her followers as 'Dr Becky'-has been sparking a parenting revolution. Millions of parents, tired of following advice that either doesn't work or simply doesn't feel good, have embraced Dr Becky's...

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Untangled  by Lisa Damour

Untangled

Lisa Damour

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"Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter's erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural....

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Busy Toddler's guide to actual parenting  by Susie Allison

Busy Toddler's guide to actual parenting

Susie Allison

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"Susie Allison gives the achievable advice she's known for around the world on her million-follower Instagram account, Busy Toddler. From daily life to "being two is fine" to tantrums and tattling and teaching the ABCs, let Susie give you the stress-free...

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The popular girls  by Mary Kaspar

The popular girls

Mary Kaspar

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"Every day adolescent girls face a complex and challenging social world influenced by popularity. As parents, we benefit from having the resources to help our daughters navigate times of difficulty and vulnerability, because with the right support, these...

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You are not a sh*tty parent  by Carla Naumburg

You are not a sh*tty parent

Carla Naumburg

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"Life is chaotic, parenting is hard and many of us know that what we're currently doing just isn't working for anyone. Most of the time we just end up feeling like we're doing a sh*t job. But it doesn't have to be that way. Social worker, parent coach and mum...

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The baby and the biome  by Meenal Lele

The baby and the biome

Meenal Lele

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"A revolutionary parenting book that draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that the key to raising happy and healthy babies lies in carefully protecting and caring for their microbiomes"--Publisher's description.

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The highly sensitive child  by Elaine Aron

The highly sensitive child

Elaine Aron

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"15-20% of children are Highly Sensitive -- and they are often labelled shy, introverted, fussy or faddy. The real story is very different though and this intelligent, practical book helps parents know what to do, when to back off, and how to ensure their...

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Resilient kids  by Kathy Koch

Resilient kids

Kathy Koch

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"Children need to believe their future is bright. The more disappointments they don't recover well from, the less likely they are to dream. When they do not process challenging experiences well it can lead to defeat, rather than encourage them to grow and...

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Speed maths for kids  by Bill Handley

Speed maths for kids

Bill Handley

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"What if you could teach your kids simple maths strategies that can be applied to almost any calculation? What if you could show them that learning maths can be fun? Popular Australian author and inspirational teacher Bill Handley's methods of teaching...

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Teach your children tables  by Bill Handley

Teach your children tables

Bill Handley

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"Great math skills are a head start to lasting success. Teach Your Children Tables is the ultimate guide to improving your child's mathematical abilities. Written by a renowned education expert, this book provides a proven approach to teaching that will help...

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Reading for our lives  by Maya Payne Smart

Reading for our lives

Maya Payne Smart

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"Reading for Our Lives challenges the bath-book-bed mantra and the idea that reading aloud to our kids is enough to ensure school readiness. Instead, it gives parents easy, immediate, and accessible ways to nurture language and literacy development from the...

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The Montessori toddler activity book  by Beth Wood

The Montessori toddler activity book

Beth Wood

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"Help toddlers learn and develop with activities grounded in the Montessori method. Some of children's most important social and emotional developments happen during their toddler years. Encourage learning and inspire discovery at home with this toddler...

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Speed learning for kids  by Bill Handley

Speed learning for kids

Bill Handley

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"Kids who succeed at school aren't necessarily smarter than other kids. Often, they're simply better at learning. Speed Learning for Kids helps you teach your child how to thrive at school by learning more in less time with less effort. The brain-training...

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Mother brain  by Chelsea Conaboy

Mother brain

Chelsea Conaboy

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"A fascinating deep dive into the neuroscience of the post-partum brain that will change the conversation about parenthood. Before Chelsea Conaboy gave birth to her first child, she anticipated the joy of holding her newborn son, the endless dirty nappies and...

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15-minute parenting  by Joanna Fortune

15-minute parenting

Joanna Fortune

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"A mindful and practical parenting roadmap for busy, time-poor parents. Based on a simple and effective formula, it will transform family life in just fifteen minutes of daily play, resulting in less tears and more laughter. Middle childhood, the period for...

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Wild things  by Sally Rippin

Wild things

Sally Rippin

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"When best-selling Australian children's author Sally Rippin discovered her child was struggling to read, she assumed it would sort itself out over time. She couldn't have been more wrong. Her son's dyslexia and ADHD went unsupported for years, leaving him...

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Beyond pronouns  by Tammy Plunkett

Beyond pronouns

Tammy Plunkett

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"If your child or teen recently told you they are transgender, non-binary or genderfluid, you're bound to have questions. You may wonder how best to support your child's transition and doubt whether you are making the right decisions. When her son came out as...

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The A-Z of survival strategies for therapeutic parents  by Sarah Naish

The A-Z of survival strategies for therapeutic parents

Sarah Naish

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"Surviving therapeutic parenting can almost be as easy as A,B,C with this popular A-Z style survival guide. Covering over 70 common issues and feelings, you can learn strategies to process your feelings and experiences as a therapeutic parent. Funny and warm,...

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Beginnings  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Beginnings

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

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"BEGINNINGS is modern month-by-month reference guide for parents of 0-5-year-olds. It will answer all the questions that parents have about their baby, toddler and preschooler's physical and psychological development"--Publisher's description.

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Raising Raffi  by Keith Gessen

Raising Raffi

Keith Gessen

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"An unsparing, loving account of fatherhood and the surprising, magical, and maddening first five years of a son's life "I was not prepared to be a father-this much I knew." Keith Gessen was nearing forty and hadn't given much thought to the idea of being a...

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Dial up the dream  by Colleen O'Grady

Dial up the dream

Colleen O'Grady

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"A daughter's transition to adulthood can be even more stressful on mothers and daughters than the teen years. In this follow-up to her bestseller Dial Down the Drama, family therapist Colleen O'Grady helps you navigate this tumultuous time with an essential...

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The loving push  by Temple Grandin

The loving push

Temple Grandin

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"Since the first edition of The Loving Push, the prevalence rate of children diagnosed as autistic has only continued to rise. Greater numbers of kids are transitioning into adulthood with a spectrum label than ever before. Researchers around the world churn...

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Feeding littles & beyond  by Ali Maffucci

Feeding littles & beyond

Ali Maffucci

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"When it was time to introduce solids to her firstborn, Ali Maffucci didn't want to make baby food from scratch or buy expensive premade purées. Enter baby-led weaning (or baby-led feeding)--and Megan McNamee and Judy Delaware, the dietitian/occupational...

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The 5 love languages of children  by Gary D. Chapman

The 5 love languages of children

Gary D. Chapman

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"Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior....

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M is for mama  by Abbie Halberstadt

M is for mama

Abbie Halberstadt

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"The narrative around motherhood today can be a real downer. Instead of rallying to uplift each other or rejoining in what God has done in thelir lives, moms often connect over memes about how "kids are the worst." Mother-of-ten Abbie Halberstadt believes that...

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The unschooled life  by Lizi Gambell

The unschooled life

Lizi Gambell

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"Are you considering home education? Are you curious about unschooling? The Unschooled Life combines personal storytelling with advice and guidance for any parent on a home education journey. In this book, Lizi Gambell tells how her eldest son became deeply...

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Deliciously healthy pregnancy  by Rhiannon Lambert

Deliciously healthy pregnancy

Rhiannon Lambert

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"Backed by science and packed with tasty recipes, this is an accessible nutritional guide to help you enjoy a healthy, happy pregnancy. Explore the science behind your nutritional needs and the impact that your diet can have on pregnancy. With practical advice...

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Raising kids with hidden disabilities  by Naomi Simmons

Raising kids with hidden disabilities

Naomi Simmons

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"When it comes to parenting a child with a hidden disability, everyone seems to have an opinion. Here, Naomi Simmons writes from experience, offering new solutions for when conventional parenting strategies just don't work. Naomi Simmons is the parent of...

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Babies & toddlers  by Kaz Cooke

Babies & toddlers

Kaz Cooke

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"Now you have a baby, what are you going to do with it? Kaz Cooke, the author of the bestselling pregnancy book Up the Duff, has you covered from your very first day with a baby. With reassuring info, helpful suggestions, answers to your worries and quotes...

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There's no such thing as bad weather  by Linda Akeson McGurk

There's no such thing as bad weather

Linda Akeson McGurk

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"Bringing Up Bebe meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children....

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Parent nation  by Dana Suskind

Parent nation

Dana Suskind

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"World-class pediatric surgeon, social scientist, and best-selling author of Thirty Million Words Dr. Dana Suskind returns with a revelatory new look at the neuroscience of early childhood development-and how it can guide us toward a future in which every...

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Play + learn activities for babies  by Hannah Fathi

Play + learn activities for babies

Hannah Fathi

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"65 essential activities use play as a vehicle for teaching and skill-building. Including chapters on sensory play, fine and gross motor play, imagination and more, these hands-on projects use everyday objects and recycled materials. Each activity requires...

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Your roadmap to successful asthma treatment  by Joi Lucas

Your roadmap to successful asthma treatment

Joi Lucas

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"A guide for caretakers to managing a child's asthma treatment"--Publisher's description.

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Why smart kids worry  by Allison Edwards

Why smart kids worry

Allison Edwards

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""Being the parent of a smart child is great--until your son or daughter starts asking whether global warming is real, if you are going to die, and what will happen if they don't get into college. Kids who are advanced intellectually often let their...

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The diaper-free baby  by Christine Gross-Loh

The diaper-free baby

Christine Gross-Loh

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15-minute parenting  by Joanna Fortune

15-minute parenting

Joanna Fortune

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"Parenting through the teenage years can be challenging and overwhelming. With over twenty years of clinical practice, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple and proven 15-Minute parenting model packed with practical, playful...

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How to talk when kids won't listen  by Joanna Faber

How to talk when kids won't listen

Joanna Faber

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"Do you struggle with having honest and open conversations with your child? Do you find yourself not knowing what to say when faced with a tricky topic? From homework hassles to temper tantrums, sibling rivalry to bedtime battles, every parent has felt the...

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Dad's guide to pregnancy  by Justin Coulson

Dad's guide to pregnancy

Justin Coulson

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"Learn how to be a great dad and partner with this practical, hands-on guide to welcoming the newest member of your family. How does my baby develop over 9 months? What can I do to be supportive during pregnancy and labour? And exactly how sleepless are those...

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You'll be a wonderful dad  by Ailsa Wild

You'll be a wonderful dad

Ailsa Wild

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"You'll Be a Wonderful Dad is your practical and emotional guide on fatherhood in the lead up and months following the birth of a baby. Once a letter to a dear friend and quickly passed on from dad to dad, Ailsa Wild's warm and encouraging words of precious...

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Embrace kids  by Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace kids

Taryn Brumfitt

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"Imagine a world where young people don’t feel held back by their bodies. Where we appreciate each other for who we are and what we do rather than what we look like. Body image, and the associated issues of weight, food and physical activity, are hot topics in...

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The kids will be all right  by Robyn Fausett

The kids will be all right

Robyn Fausett

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"We live in an age of anxiety - for both parents and teenagers. The straightforward years of childhood can seem a breeze compared to what teens have thrown at them today. Parents worry about how to help their teenagers deal with sex, porn, gender identity,...

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Self-care for new mums  by Ruby Matley

Self-care for new mums

Ruby Matley

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"Many women find first-time parenting both rewarding and challenging, joyful and exhausting. In this warm, wise and practical guide, author and podcaster Ruby Matley shares expert words of advice, simple strategies for tough times and a host of ideas for women...

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Untigering  by Iris Chen

Untigering

Iris Chen

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"Peaceful parenting is hard enough for the average parent. Imagine trying to do it when you have the instincts of a tiger mother. In Untigering, Iris Chen shares her journey of leaving behind authoritarian tiger parenting to embrace a respectful, relational...

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How to raise an antiracist  by Ibram X. Kendi

How to raise an antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

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"How do we talk to our children about racism? How do we teach children to be antiracist? How are kids at different ages experiencing race? How are racist structures impacting children? How can we inspire our children to avoid our mistakes, to be better, to...

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Championing your autistic teen at secondary school  by Debby Elley

Championing your autistic teen at secondary school

Debby Elley

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"The transition to secondary school can be a daunting time for parents of autistic youngsters, as well as children themselves. Have you selected the right place? What if staff don't really understand your child's needs? Will they adapt sufficiently - and if...

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