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Sex ed for the stroller set  by Laura Hancock

Sex ed for the stroller set

Laura Hancock

"Sex Ed for the Stroller Set gives parents practical tools to proactively teach young children about sexuality and the confidence to use these tools. When adults bring intention and thoughtfulness to providing sexual health education to their young children,...

Brick of dad hacks

Brick of dad hacks

"Learn the secrets to surviving fatherhood when your dad skills are under pressure with The Brick of Dad Hacks. Let's face it, not all of us are blessed with the mythical angel baby that breezes right through to adulthood with no hassle or fuss. It's game on...

When kids say they're trans  by Sasha Ayad

When kids say they're trans

Sasha Ayad

"There have been many books written for parents who are facilitating a child's gender transition, but almost none for parents who decide that social or medical transition is not the best option for their child. Written by three professionals working in the...

Screenwise  by Devorah Heitner


Devorah Heitner

"The second edition of Screenwise offers a refreshed, realistic, and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media...

ADHD go-to guide  by Desiree Silva

ADHD go-to guide

Desiree Silva

"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental-health condition in children and is present in most countries around the world. Although there is an abundance of literature on ADHD with plenty of scientific information, this...

Camping with kids  by Simon McGrath

Camping with kids

Simon McGrath

"If any of the younger members of the family have ever said that camping is boring, Camping with Kids will change their minds. With hundreds of activities based on traditional camping favourites but updated for modern families, kids will love the ideas on...

Tiny humans, big emotions  by Alyssa Blask Campbell

Tiny humans, big emotions

Alyssa Blask Campbell

"Emotional development experts Alyssa Blask Campbell, M.Ed. and Lauren Stauble M.S. are at the forefront of a movement to foster little ones' emotional intelligence. Their revolutionary Collaborative Emotion Processing (CEP) method has been a game changer for...

Tiny humans, big emotions  by Alyssa Blask Campbell

Tiny humans, big emotions

Alyssa Blask Campbell

"Designed for all humans—tiny and big—this book shows caregivers of children how to handle their children’s outbursts while empowering them to recognize and manage difficult feelings like anger, sadness, and shame, along with anxiety. All caregivers will find...

Sensory processing solutions  by Sally Fryer Dietz

Sensory processing solutions

Sally Fryer Dietz

"A guide to help you find the right therapy program for your child. Explores many non-medication therapy methods, such as craniosacral therapy and Interactive Metronome therapy, to help children with sensory processing disorders and developmental glitches....

Bite-sized parenting  by Sharon Mazel

Bite-sized parenting

Sharon Mazel

"Congratulations! You have a new baby. But what you don't have is a lot of time to comb through the overwhelming amount of information on caring for that baby. In Bite-Sized Parenting, Sharon Mazel, one of America's most trusted parenting experts, presents the...

Be the dad  by Ferg Turnbull

Be the dad

Ferg Turnbull

"I have written 'Be the Dad' for all the Dads (and Mums) who would like helpful and empowering tips to have great relationships with their spouse and children, and to enjoy living their lives"--Introduction.

Gentle discipline  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Gentle discipline

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

"A practical guide that presents an alternative to shouting, shaming, and blaming--to give kids the skills they need to grow and thrive Discipline is an essential part of raising happy and successful kids, but as more and more parents are discovering,...

Parenting teens for a life of faith  by Rachel (Writer on Christian education of children) Turner

Parenting teens for a life of faith

Rachel (Writer on Christian education...

"Parenting teens has its challenges. The once-small children we had are pulling away from us, growing in independence and making decisions with bigger consequences. It can be easy to think we are less influential in their lives, particularly when it comes to...

Never enough  by Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Never enough

Jennifer Breheny Wallace

"In Never Enough, reporter Jennifer Breheny Wallace investigates the deep roots of toxic achievement culture. Drawing on interviews with families, educators, and psychologists, she offers a humane view of the crisis plaguing today's teens and a practical...

The month-by-month baby book

The month-by-month baby book

"A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the extraordinary first year of a baby's life for new parents The only book new parents will need for the extraordinary first year of their baby's life. This comprehensive book covers every moment of the first twelve...

Raising an ADHD child  by Fintan J. (Fintan Joseph) O'Regan

Raising an ADHD child

Fintan J. (Fintan Joseph) O'Regan

"How can I support my child's executive functions? Where do I start with medication? What can I do to start planning my child's future? This guide is a comprehensive and practical look at everything you need to know when parenting a child with ADHD. Beginning...

What every parent needs to know  by Margot Sunderland

What every parent needs to know

Margot Sunderland

"What Every Parent Needs to Know delves into the latest research on child brain development and applies it to real-life scenarios that all parents face. This isn't one person's opinion or experience of parenting. Director of Education at the Centre for Child...

Navigating autism  by Temple Grandin

Navigating autism

Temple Grandin

"Empowering strategies for anyone who works with children and teens on the spectrum. International best-selling writer and autist Temple Grandin joins psychologist Debra Moore in presenting nine strengths-based mindsets necessary to successfully work with...

Tranquility parenting  by Brittany Polat

Tranquility parenting

Brittany Polat

"Parenting is stressful. For many parents who are always busy, usually tired, and often overwhelmed, the words 'tranquility' and 'parenting' do not go together. Don't you wish there was some technique out there that could help you become a calm, content, and...

How to be a happy single parent  by Rebecca Cox

How to be a happy single parent

Rebecca Cox

"Your guide to building a life that's full of joy as a single parent. Through her own experience of becoming a single parent and in her work founding the leading single parent app Frolo, Zoe Desmond heard the same questions over and over again and found that...

Low-demand parenting  by Amanda Diekman

Low-demand parenting

Amanda Diekman

"Parent to neurodivergent children and autistic adult, Amanda Diekman, outlines a parenting approach that finally lowers the bar for the whole family, enabling the equilibrium of the home to be restored. Low-demand parenting allows you to drop the demands and...

How to dad  by T. M. (Todd Michael) Detwiler

How to dad

T. M. (Todd Michael) Detwiler

"How to Dad is the perfect book for new and soon-to-be fathers -- because babies don't come with instructions (and if they did, you wouldn't read them anyway). That's huge, because you could spend hundreds of hours reading thousands of pages on what you should...

Grandparents  by Michael Carr-Gregg


Michael Carr-Gregg

"The grandparent-grandchild relationship is a truly special one, but the lives of grandparents and grandkids have changed so much in recent times. How do grandparents create close relationships with the children they adore while living their own busy lives?...

Your baby doesn't come with a book  by Daniel Golshevsky

Your baby doesn't come with a book

Daniel Golshevsky

"There's no better parent for your baby than you. Dr Daniel Golshevsky - also known as Dr Golly - is a paediatrician and father of three who has spent years working with thousands of babies. Every newborn is different, but he knows that every parent can learn...

Things have changed  by David Magee

Things have changed

David Magee

"Things Have Changed is a common-sense guide for parents and educators to navigating mental health and substance misuse to improve the odds of their children's (and students') joy and success"--Publisher's description.

The queer parent  by Lotte Jeffs

The queer parent

Lotte Jeffs

"The ultimate parenting handbook for LGBTQ+ people, from the hosts of the award-winning podcast Some Families"--Publisher's description.

Eight setbacks that can make a child a success  by Michelle Icard

Eight setbacks that can make a child a success

Michelle Icard

"Every child messes up, sometimes in ways that seem sure to wreck their futures: a bad report card, poor sportsmanship, underaged drinking. These are tough moments for parent and child alike, often complicated by the fear that the misstep is also an indictment...

The baby sleep guide  by Stephanie Modell

The baby sleep guide

Stephanie Modell

"Sleep. It s the most precious commodity, especially when you re struggling to find it. The secret to helping babies to sleep through the night is understanding their sleep cycles and natural rhythms. This book provides simple and easy techniques to help you...

Raising boys who do better  by Uju Asika

Raising boys who do better

Uju Asika

"An impactful and honest guide to raising happy, healthy boys who can grow up to be compassionate, resilient men. We need to have a conversation about boys. There has never been a more important time to consider how we are raising the men of the future. This...

Positive discipline for preschoolers  by Jane Nelsen

Positive discipline for preschoolers

Jane Nelsen

"Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions -- Why does my...

When life sucks  by Jo Prendergast

When life sucks

Jo Prendergast

"A first-aid manual to supporting your teen's mental health, by psychiatrist and comedian Dr Jo Prendergast When Life Sucks is an essential guide to supporting your teen's mental health. As a parent and psychiatrist, Dr Jo knows how hard it can be - especially...

Grow up  by Gary John Bishop

Grow up

Gary John Bishop

"We all want to be good parents, but our pasts hold us back. We all feel like we're failing at parenting. In Grow Up, personal development guru Gary John Bishop shows us how to let go of what came before and start taking action. Gary argues we're never going...

Remaining you while raising them  by Alli Worthington

Remaining you while raising them

Alli Worthington

"A guilt-free guide that strips away the myths you've believed about motherhood and offers you a new way to think--about your kids, yourself, and being the mom you've always wanted to be. A recent Barna study stated that 80 percent of mothers are stressed out,...

Feed the baby  by Victoria Facelli

Feed the baby

Victoria Facelli

"This is a book about feeding babies. Nothing more, nothing less. How to Thrive: An evidence-based guide to feeding your baby is the first book from Victoria Facelli, the certified lactation consultant, who struggled to feed her child post-partum. With...

Calm the chaos  by Dayna Abraham

Calm the chaos

Dayna Abraham

"Calm the Chaos is a clearly organized, methodical approach to parenting. Dayna has created a road map to help parents find peace and meet their kids where they are at when conventional parenting tools have failed. There are five steps to calming the...

The evolved nest  by Darcia Narváez

The evolved nest

Darcia Narváez

"A beautiful resource for Nature advocates, parents-to-be, Animal lovers, and anyone who seeks to restore wellbeing on our planet, The Evolved Nest reconnects us to lessons from the Animal world and shows us how to restore wellness in our families,...

Fat talk  by Virginia Sole-Smith

Fat talk

Virginia Sole-Smith

"Change the way you talk about food, weight, and self-worth, forever. We live in a world designed to make us hate our bodies. By the time children start school, most have learned that 'fat' is bad. As they get older, many pursue thinness to survive in a...

Happy families  by Beth Mosley

Happy families

Beth Mosley

"Help your child break free from mental health worries and set them on the path to thriving with this practical, judgement-free handbook from consultant clinical psychologist Dr Beth Mosley MBE. Packed with everything you need to know about your child's mental...

The gentle parenting book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The gentle parenting book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

"Parenting trends come and go. Gentle parenting is different - it isn't a label for a precise set of rules but a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child, while being mindful of current science and child psychology. It means parenting...

Being a great dad  by Justin Coulson

Being a great dad

Justin Coulson

"Your comprehensive, practical guide to modern dadhood. Whether you're expecting or you're already a proud parent, Being a Great Dad For Dummies is here to help you be the best dad you can be! Guiding your children as they grow and learn is one of the most...

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