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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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Dadding it!  by Rob Kemp

Dadding it!

Rob Kemp

Book

Kids don't come with an instruction manual. (Not that most men would read one if they did). Instead they're shaped by life-forming milestones and learn-as-they-go mistakes which you, as modern, responsible fathers must be there to help them deal with,...

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The music advantage  by Anita (Anita Marie) Collins

The music advantage

Anita (Anita Marie) Collins

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Groundbreaking music educator Dr Anita Collins draws on the latest international neurological research to reveal the extraordinary and often surprising benefits of learning music for children from newborns to teenagers. Brain research has revealed so...

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The essential guide to raising complex kids with ADHD, anxiety, and more  by Elaine Taylor-Klaus

The essential guide to raising complex kids with ADHD, anxiety, and more

Elaine Taylor-Klaus

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The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids is a step-by-step guide and coaching book for parents raising kids with ADHD, anxiety, and other challenges, written by renowned ADHD educator Elaine Taylor-Klaus.

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Raising a rare girl  by Heather Kirn Lanier

Raising a rare girl

Heather Kirn Lanier

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Award-winning writer Heather Lanier's memoir about raising a child with a rare syndrome, defying the tyranny of normal, and embracing parenthood as a spiritual practice that breaks us open in the best of ways. Like many women of her generation, writer...

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Live love now  by Rachel Macy Stafford

Live love now

Rachel Macy Stafford

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Bestselling and beloved author Rachel Macy Stafford tackles the modern-day stressors facing young people today and offers illuminating, straightforward strategies to help adults effectively and compassionately connect with the kids they love so they can...

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Extraordinary parenting  by Eloise Rickman

Extraordinary parenting

Eloise Rickman

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In this warm, accessible book, experienced parenting coach Eloise Rickman tells you everything you really need to know about parenting and educating your child at home. Whether you're planning to make a permanent move to homeschooling or you're tempo...

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So you're going to be a dad  by Peter (Peter Douglas) Downey

So you're going to be a dad

Peter (Peter Douglas) Downey

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It's been 20 years since the bestselling parenting classic So You're Going to be a Dad exploded myths for fathers to be. In this fully revised and updated edition for modern dads, Peter Downey tells all about the trials and joys of parenting, including...

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You and I, as mothers  by Laura Prepon

You and I, as mothers

Laura Prepon

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Actress Laura Prepon's searing and insightful guide to navigating motherhood .Actress Laura Prepon was blindsided when she became a mother. Between stress levels that kept skyrocketing and hours every day that kept evaporating, Prepon was exhausted and...

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The Vegucated family table  by Marisa Miller Wolfson

The Vegucated family table

Marisa Miller Wolfson

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Raise happy and healthy plant-powered children with more than 50 kid-friendly vegan recipes from the creator of the award-winning documentary, Vegucated.

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Growing sustainable together  by Shannon Brescher Shea

Growing sustainable together

Shannon Brescher Shea

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Drawing from cutting-edge social science research, parent interviews, and experiential wisdom, science writer and parenting blogger Shannon Brescher Shea shows how green living and great parenting go hand in hand to teach kids kindness, compassion, r...

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From boys to men  by Maggie Dent

From boys to men

Maggie Dent

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For boys, adolescence can be a confusing minefield and parents are often bewildered as to how to best guide their precious sons. Many parents wake one day to find that their beautiful little boys have grown into silent, withdrawn, sometimes angry and...

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The fuss-free toddler cookbook  by Barbara Lamperti

The fuss-free toddler cookbook

Barbara Lamperti

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Family meals with a picky toddler can be more food fights than fun--or the same five foods on repeat. Your days as a short order cook are over with The Fuss-Free Toddler Cookbook. This family-friendly toddler cookbook is your guide to delicious meals...

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Make-ahead baby food cookbook  by Stephanie Van't. Zelfden

Make-ahead baby food cookbook

Stephanie Van't. Zelfden

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Healthy, homemade baby food is the best way to ensure your little one is getting all of the nourishment they need but every parent knows the stress of cooking dinner when your mind is on changing diapers. The Make-Ahead Baby Food Cookbook helps you plan...

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How babies sleep  by Sofia Axelrod

How babies sleep

Sofia Axelrod

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Discover the best baby sleep method, gentle, science-backed, and inspired by the latest Nobel Prize-winning research that shows you how to get your baby to sleep through the night naturally. Sleep or the lack of it is one of the most crucial issues for...

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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 tr...

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What's my teenager thinking?  by Tanith Carey

What's my teenager thinking?

Tanith Carey

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A practical guide to parenting 13-18 year olds that applies psychology to over 100 everyday scenarios. Parenting just got tougher. As the teenage brain rewires, hormones surge, and independence beckons, a perfect storm for family conflict emerges. But...

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The motherly guide to becoming mama  by Jill Koziol

The motherly guide to becoming mama

Jill Koziol

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Pregnancy is about more than simply growing a baby it's about becoming a mama. Long before your baby is born, motherhood means a decision to focus on your health; to start saving up for your first home; to connect more deeply with your partner. Motherhood...

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The best, most awful job

The best, most awful job

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Motherhood is life-changing. Disorientating, overwhelming, intense on every level, it can leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about yourself. Yet despite more women speaking out in recent years about the reality of their experiences...

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What mothers learn  by Naomi Stadlen

What mothers learn

Naomi Stadlen

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It is amazing to listen to mothers and hear how much they learn. Each mother learns different things - some practical, some mysterious. What Mothers Learn will show, first, how learning to be a mother takes time, and then what a wonderful experience it...

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And then they stopped talking to me  by Judith Warner

And then they stopped talking to me

Judith Warner

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"The French have a name for the uniquely hellish years between elementary school and high school: "l'âge ingrat" or "The Ugly Age." Characterized by a perfect storm of developmental changes-physical, psychological, and social-the middle-school years are...

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10 steps to reducing your child's anxiety on the autism spectrum  by Michelle Garnett

10 steps to reducing your child's anxiety on the autism spectrum

Michelle Garnett

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Recognising, expressing and understanding emotions helps young children make sense of their life experiences. Children diagnosed with autism can have significant difficulties with recognising and processing emotions which can lead to high levels of anxiety...

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Children's emotions  by Chiara Piroddi

Children's emotions

Chiara Piroddi

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Emotions, for children, are a very important and essential way of communication - from day one, years before they can even speak: for the parents, it is crucial to understand the deeper meaning beyond a cry or laughter. Cope with those emotions is a task...

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Wild child  by Patrick Barkham

Wild child

Patrick Barkham

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From Huckleberry Finn to Peter Pan, from the Famous Five to The Secret Garden, we have always envisaged an idyllic and happy childhood taking place outdoors. We nostalgically recall the pre-Internet, pre-Playstation days of tree-climbing, tadpole-fis...

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Inspired parenting  by Dorka Herner

Inspired parenting

Dorka Herner

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In Inspired Parenting, psychologist and mother-of-five Dorka Herner shows through practical, everyday examples how we can reflect on our own parenting and see our interactions with our children through fresh eyes. What our children do can reveal much...

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How children learn  by John Caldwell Holt

How children learn

John Caldwell Holt

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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.

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Cool for school  by Sheena Hendon

Cool for school

Sheena Hendon

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All our children are different. Every child has a gorgeous individual emerging character with differing academic, learning, creative, and sports abilities as well as unique challenges to overcome. In Cool for School, Sheena Hendon addresses these issues...

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My first, second & third attempts at parenting  by Steve Murrell

My first, second & third attempts at parenting

Steve Murrell

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Plenty of parenting books focus on how to fix bad behavior. Not so many focus on how to cultivate a child's heart. Even fewer focus on how to deal with our own hearts as parents. My First, Second & Third Attempts at Parenting is not a how-to book. It's...

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Mind over mother  by Anna Mathur

Mind over mother

Anna Mathur

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Anxiety is making motherhood a less pleasant, more fraught and pressured experience, and we do not have to accept joy-sapping worry and energy-draining overthinking as part of the motherhood job description. In this book Anna Mathur, psychotherapist and...

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The Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon

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The complete guide to feeding your baby or toddler, giving them a lifelong love of good food, the Italian way! From their very first morsels, Italian infants are encouraged to explore the tastes and textures of real food, the goal being to help them develop...

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Informed is best  by Amy (College teacher) Brown

Informed is best

Amy (College teacher) Brown

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In a world overflowing with information telling you what is best for you and your baby, making decisions can feel overwhelming. Who do you trust? Who is telling the truth? And how do you know if what they are saying is right for you? How? By becoming...

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Worry-proofing your anxious child  by Bev Aisbett

Worry-proofing your anxious child

Bev Aisbett

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From the bestselling author of Living with IT and Taming the Black Dog comes a practical guide for parents of anxious children. If your child is too often: seeks reassurance, invents illnesses, avoids interactions, avoids trying new things, becomes e...

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