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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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Annabel Karmel's new complete baby & toddler meal planner  by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel's new complete baby & toddler meal planner

Annabel Karmel

Book

"Best-selling children's cookery author and weaning expert Annabel Karmel updates her most trusted cookbook with this special, fully updated and extended edition for its 30th anniversary. The book now includes NEW finger food guidance and over 200 si...

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The nature seed  by Lucy (Journalist) Jones

The nature seed

Lucy (Journalist) Jones

Book

"Many of us want to spend more time outside with our kids - but what do we do when we're there, and why is a connection to nature so important and wonderful anyway? The Nature Seed is a practical and philosophical guide for anyone with children in their...

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Siblings without rivalry  by Adele Faber

Siblings without rivalry

Adele Faber

Book

""Parents themselves, they were determined to figureout how to help their children get along. The result was Siblings Without Rivalry. This wise,ground breaking book gives parents the practical tools they need to cope with conflict, encourage coopera...

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Digital for good  by Richard Culatta

Digital for good

Richard Culatta

Book

"Kids deserve a better digital future. Help them create it. When it comes to raising children in a digital world, every parent feels underprepared and overwhelmed. We worry that our children will become addicted to online games, be victims of cyberbullying,...

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The book you wish your parents had read (and your children will be glad that you did)  by Philippa Perry

The book you wish your parents had read (and your children will be glad that you did)

Philippa Perry

Book

"In this absorbing, clever and funny book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what really matters and what behaviour it is important to avoid the vital dos and don'ts of parenting. Instead of mapping out the 'perfect' plan, Perry offers...

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It's ok not to share  by Heather Shumaker

It's ok not to share

Heather Shumaker

Book

""Parenting can be such an overwhelming job that it's easy to lose track of where you stand on some of the more controversial subjects at the playground (What if my kid likes to rough house--isn't this ok as long as no one gets hurt? And what if my kid...

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Maths 101  by Adam Spencer

Maths 101

Adam Spencer

Book

"Adam Spencer's Maths 101 is the reassuring maths book companion for parents and their children tackling primary school level maths. If you've ever been challenged mathematically (and who hasn't?), then Adam Spencer is here with this crucial refresher...

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Helping your child with worry and anxiety  by Ann Cox

Helping your child with worry and anxiety

Ann Cox

Book

"Are you worried about your child's mental health? Is your child or teenager showing worrying signs or symptoms? Are you waiting for a CAMHS referral, or professional treatment for your child? Helping Your Child with Worry and Anxiety is written by a...

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Awaking wonder  by Sally Clarkson

Awaking wonder

Sally Clarkson

Book

"In our outcome-based, technologically driven society, it is easy to lose sight of the innocence and uniqueness of each child. Sally Clarkson helps parents unearth the hidden potential of their child's imagination, learning capacity, and ability to e...

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I can't believe it's baby food!  by Lucinda (Naturopath) Miller

I can't believe it's baby food!

Lucinda (Naturopath) Miller

Book

"Say goodbye to cooking multiple different meals. I Can't Believe It's Baby Food has 120+ easy, healthy recipes that everyone will love"--Publisher's description.

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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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The child code  by Danielle M. (Danielle Marie) Dick

The child code

Danielle M. (Danielle Marie) Dick

Book

"A provocative, science-based approach to parenting centered on a child's unique genetic 'code,' from an award-winning developmental psychology professor and researcher"--Publisher's description.

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The sensational toddler sleep plan  by Alison Scott-Wright

The sensational toddler sleep plan

Alison Scott-Wright

Book

"A follow-up guide, helping parents to handle sleep issues in toddlers and children aged over twelve months. With clear and realistic advice on how to: Implement the fail-safe reassurance sleep-training technique; Establish healthy bedtime associatio...

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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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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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Brilliant activities for stretching gifted and talented children  by Ashley McCabe Mowat

Brilliant activities for stretching gifted and talented children

Ashley McCabe Mowat

Book

"If you are the teacher (or even the parent) of a gifted and talented child, you'll understand the challenges involved in providing the mental stimulation they require. Brilliant Activities for Stretching Gifted and Talented Children will help you to...

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Babies don't make small talk (so why should I?)  by Julie Vick

Babies don't make small talk (so why should I?)

Julie Vick

Book

"A baby can be a good excuse to skip a party, but goodbye alone time, hello awkward new social obligations. All parents want the same things: to balance work and home life, to raise happy kids, to never attend a baby drumming class, and to build a secret...

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Mindful parenting  by Oli Doyle

Mindful parenting

Oli Doyle

Book

"In Mindful Parenting, author and mindfulness guru Oli Doyle provides a six-week guide to reveal how mindfulness can help us be completely present in the messy reality that is parenting. This inspiring, empowering guide to making your parenting journey...

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Secrets of the baby whisperer  by Tracy Hogg

Secrets of the baby whisperer

Tracy Hogg

Book

"Tracy Hogg is known as the "Baby Whisperer". In this book she teaches parents how to work out what kind of baby they have, what kind of mother and father they are, and what kind of parenting plan will work best for them"--Publisher's description.

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Tired teens  by Philip R. Fischer

Tired teens

Philip R. Fischer

Book

"So many teenagers today feel tired. Some causes of excessive tiredness, like lack of sleep and improper sleep hygiene, can be easy to remedy. However, other causes, like digestive problems, hormonal changes, and postural orthostatic tachycardia synd...

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Conscious parenting  by Pedram Shojai

Conscious parenting

Pedram Shojai

Book

"Do you feel like you and your kids are caught in a cycle of passing greetings, technological distraction, and fatigued interaction? Do you feel overwhelmed by parental stress and anxiety? Know that you are not alone. There are techniques available that...

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No perfect parents  by Dave Wilson

No perfect parents

Dave Wilson

Book

"Raising kids with hearts for Christ is a challenge, but it's a challenge you can do. National hosts of FamilyLife Today, Dave and Ann Wilson present No Perfect Parents, a funny and engaging dialogue between their whole family with helpful applications...

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Prizeworthy  by Mitch Abblett

Prizeworthy

Mitch Abblett

Book

"It's well-known and documented that using mindfulness skills can enhance the quality of our interpersonal communication. Taking mindfulness one step further-by adding validation and compassionate presence-we have the opportunity to bring real connection...

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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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Talk with your kids about things that matter  by Michael Parker

Talk with your kids about things that matter

Michael Parker

Book

"Start talking with your kids about things that matter. Never has there been a greater need for young people to understand society and their role in the world. This handbook helps parents to ask the right questions and start important conversations to...

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OMG it's twins!  by Alison Perry

OMG it's twins!

Alison Perry

Book

"You're having twins don't panic! There's little that will prepare you for the moment you hear the words- "You're having twins!" You might feel shocked, delighted, scared, horrified, amused or a mixture of all of the above. As a twin mum herself, awa...

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Bringing up bookmonsters  by Amber Ankowski

Bringing up bookmonsters

Amber Ankowski

Book

"Teaching your child to read is monstrously important, and there's no better way to do it than with everyday opportunities for laughter and play. The Ankowskis share tips to help you help your child develop an insatiable appetite for reading-- and have...

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Raising resilient kids  by Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

Raising resilient kids

Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

Book

"Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, a mom of three children and a professor of public health, set out to discover how to promote health and well-being, beginning in childhood. Living in a community known worldwide for the unusual resilience and longevity of its ...

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Raising feminist boys  by Bobbi Wegner

Raising feminist boys

Bobbi Wegner

Book

"As parents, we all want to raise kind and loving kids who will grow up to be conscentious adults. But in a world still steeped in gender inequality and sexual violence, it's become more and more clear that we can't just teach girls to protect themselves....

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How to build a human  by Emma Byrne

How to build a human

Emma Byrne

Book

"Looking after children can be overwhelming, especially when a lot of people say they have the 'right' answer. But what if, instead of following instructions, you parented like a scientist? What if you took the available evidence-based information, and...

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You look tired  by Jenny True

You look tired

Jenny True

Book

"You Look Tired is a totally honest, tell-it-like-it-is guide for new moms who don't want any more advice. Writing as Jenny True on her "Excruciatingly Personal Mommy Blog" and in the "Dear Jenny" column on Romper, Jenny has been called the "postpart...

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The discontented little baby book  by Pamela (Physician) Douglas

The discontented little baby book

Pamela (Physician) Douglas

Book

"A revolutionary new approach to caring for your baby from a respected Australian GP. Did you know there are things that you can do to help your baby cry and fuss less? Did you know that many parents' nights are unnecessarily disrupted? Are you longing...

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How to grow a baby  by Amy Hammer

How to grow a baby

Amy Hammer

Book

"People have probably told you (usually over and over) that having a baby can be hard. Pregnancy can be uncomfortable, birth almost unbearably painful, breastfeeding challenging and nights long and sleepless. And while some of these were sometimes true...

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The breakaway  by Thomas W. Welch

The breakaway

Thomas W. Welch

Book

"The Breakaway" is a must have resource for any parent or provider looking for a concrete and realistic approach for guiding their neurodiverse teen into young adulthood. Inspired by the many families with whom the author has worked, the title refers...

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Mom-spiration  by Karla Marie Williams

Mom-spiration

Karla Marie Williams

Book

""Dream openly, boldly, and courageously in front of your children." Have you given up a God-given dream in the name of motherhood-martyrdom? Did you know that motherhood and living your dreams can co-exist? Karla shares her experience and heart as she...

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The family firm  by Emily Oster

The family firm

Emily Oster

Book

"In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular a...

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Father figure  by Jordan Shapiro

Father figure

Jordan Shapiro

Book

"There are hundreds of books on parenting, and with good reason—becoming a parent is scary, difficult, and life-changing. But when it comes to books about parenting identity, rather than the nuts and bolts of raising children, nearly all are about what...

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All about the baby sleep solution  by Lucy Wolfe

All about the baby sleep solution

Lucy Wolfe

Book

"When it comes to baby sleep, Lucy Wolfe has seen - and solved - it all. Her stay-and-support approach has helped thousands of parents achieve the holy grail of babyhood - a full night's sleep. But even with the best routine things can go awry, so in...

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Baby-led weaning made easy  by Simone Ward

Baby-led weaning made easy

Simone Ward

Book

"More and more families are turning to baby-led weaning to help their babies shift toward eating solid foods. But if you're a busy parent, you might have lots of questions and precious little time to find the answers. Let this book be your one-stop g...

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How children learn  by John Caldwell Holt

How children learn

John Caldwell Holt

Book

"In this enduring classic, John Holt observes how children actually learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how, as adults, we can best encourage these natural abilities in our children"--Publisher's description.

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Workparent  by Daisy Dowling

Workparent

Daisy Dowling

Book

"An all-in-one resource for every working mother and father. Sure, there are plenty of parenting books out there. But as working moms and dads, we've never had a trusted, go-to guide all our own-one that coaches us on how to do well at work, be the loving...

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Free-range kids  by Lenore Skenazy

Free-range kids

Lenore Skenazy

Book

"FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy's piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each...

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The explosive child  by Ross W. Greene

The explosive child

Ross W. Greene

Book

"Now in a revised and updated 6th edition, the groundbreaking, research-based approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other challenging behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in...

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Taking the stress out of homework  by Abby Freireich

Taking the stress out of homework

Abby Freireich

Book

"Taking the Stress out of Homework breaks down for parents exactly when and how to offer homework support. Whether your child's stress point is executive functioning--the ability to plan or organize--or a subject-specific struggle in math, reading, writing,...

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How to raise a global citizen  by Anna Davidson

How to raise a global citizen

Anna Davidson

Book

"A cheerful, optimistic handbook for parents and carers shaping the next generation of responsible global citizens - ready to change the world for the better! Our children have the energy, capacity, and passion to create and nurture a global culture in...

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Speech therapy for 0-5 year olds  by Helen Oakmoor

Speech therapy for 0-5 year olds

Helen Oakmoor

Book

"Can your child share a simple turn-taking game without having a tantrum? Can your child understand simple instructions? Can your child express their needs without getting frustrated? Can you understand what your child wants, without guessing? If you...

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No longer little  by Hal Young

No longer little

Hal Young

Book

"Practical help. Real encouragement. Just what you need to cope with emotional meltdowns, motivate them to get school done, answer their spiritual questions, and most of all, protect your relationship with your eight to fourteen year olds"--Publisher...

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Body happy kids  by Molly Forbes

Body happy kids

Molly Forbes

Book

"We are not born hating our bodies. Make sure your kids never do. No parent wants their child to grow up with anything less than wholehearted confidence in themselves, but sadly research shows that over half of 11 to 16 year-olds regularly worry about...

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