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Family values  by Charles Sophy

Family values

Charles Sophy

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"Whether or not you know it, your children are becoming everything they will ever be right now. Everything you're doing or not doing at this moment will affect your family's legacy. So let's not waste any time. You've already put yourself on a path to success...

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Who are you & what have you done with my kid?  by Amanda (Family therapist) Craig

Who are you & what have you done with my kid?

Amanda (Family therapist) Craig

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"So you have a tween! What now? Dr. Amanda Craig knows what it's like to watch your child go from sweet elementary student to moody tween in the span of just a few years and she's here to help navigate you through it! How do we keep our kids close while...

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The parent's complete guide to Ayurveda  by Jayarajan Kodikannath

The parent's complete guide to Ayurveda

Jayarajan Kodikannath

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"This is the first complete guidebook for parents to be written on Ayurvedic principles for children based on the pediatric branch of Ayurveda, Kaumarabhritya. This accessible and comprehensive lifestyle book will allow the whole family to share in Ayurvedic...

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Wildlings  by Stephen Backshall

Wildlings

Stephen Backshall

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"The ultimate handbook for raising wilder, happier, muddier, more resilient kids, whatever the weather and wherever you live. In the last few years parents everywhere have realised how crucial the freedom of the outside world is, not only for their kids'...

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Einstein never used flash cards  by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Einstein never used flash cards

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

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"Two noted child psychologists condemn the growing trend toward accelerated learning and the pressure put upon parents to meet constant expectations, introducing a series of simple, creative games that parents can play with their child to enhance mental and...

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The Danish way of raising teens  by Iben Sandahl

The Danish way of raising teens

Iben Sandahl

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"If you read the bestselling The Danish Way of Parenting, you will have already discovered the secret to the happiest children in the world. Here, co-author and psychotherapist Iben Dissing Sandahl will bring to life the Danish upbringing values that form the...

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Parenting hell  by Rob Beckett

Parenting hell

Rob Beckett

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"The madness, absurdity, and utter chaos of being a parent from comedians Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe, hosts of the smash hit podcast. What's it really like to be a parent? And how come no one ever warned Rob or Josh of the sheer mind-bending,...

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Your baby can self-feed, too  by Jill Rabin

Your baby can self-feed, too

Jill Rabin

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"Rooted in the baby-led weaning (BLW) approach, a book on how to start children with feeding challenges on solid foods-for a lifetime of independent eating"--Publisher's description.

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Work matters  by Maureen Perry-Jenkins

Work matters

Maureen Perry-Jenkins

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"The transition to parenthood is one of the most life-altering and destabilizing life events that adults experience, even those with significant financial and social resources. We commonly hear about dual-career, professional couples coping with the wage...

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Life after birth  by Jessica Prescott

Life after birth

Jessica Prescott

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"Learn to care and nurture yourself as a mother with recipes, advice and gentle guidance"--Publisher's description.

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Formation of character  by Charlotte M. (Charlotte Maria) Mason

Formation of character

Charlotte M. (Charlotte Maria) Maso...

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"Formation of Character is the fifth volume of Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling series. The chapters stand alone and are valuable to parents of children of all ages. Part I includes case studies of children (and adults) who cured themselves of bad habits. Part...

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Work, parent, thrive  by Yael Schonbrun

Work, parent, thrive

Yael Schonbrun

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"Twelve practical strategies to experience more joy and feel less guilt as a working parent, drawn from ACT, the groundbreaking therapy technique that has helped countless people. Dr. Yael Schonbrun calls out the myth of the work-life balance and offers...

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Why breastfeeding grief and trauma matter  by Amy Brown

Why breastfeeding grief and trauma matter

Amy Brown

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"A startlingly large number of women who want to breastfeed have to stop before they are ready, leaving them feeling a range of negative emotions, including grief, anger, guilt, shame and frustration, and often blaming themselves. But in a society that places...

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How the world is making our children mad and what to do about it  by Louis Weinstock

How the world is making our children mad and what to do about it

Louis Weinstock

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"How can we raise children in a world that appears to have gone so wrong? We all want our children to grow up in a world where they feel safe, and where people are kind to each other and the planet. But when we hear about climate change, a mental health...

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The addiction inoculation  by Jessica Lahey

The addiction inoculation

Jessica Lahey

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"Lahey was born into a family with a history of alcoholism and drug abuse; despite her desires to thwart her genetic legacy, she didn't find sobriety until her early forties. Now she provides a comprehensive resource parents and educators can use to prevent...

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Mothering by the book  by Jennifer Pepito

Mothering by the book

Jennifer Pepito

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"Homeschool mom Jennifer Pepito was letting fear and insecurity push her around, but then she recaptured her confidence as a mom within the pages of classic literature like The Hiding Place and Pride and Prejudice. This inspiring read takes you on a...

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Your baby & child  by Penelope Leach

Your baby & child

Penelope Leach

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"Raise young children with their wellbeing in mind, gaining the confidence to trust your instincts and live by the baby - not by the book. In this new edition of a best-selling guide to childcare, Penelope Leach combines her warmth, wisdom and child psychology...

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Positive discipline  by Jane Nelsen

Positive discipline

Jane Nelsen

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"The celebrated Positive Discipline brand of parenting books presents the revised and updated third edition of their readable and practical guide to communicating boundaries to very young children and solving early discipline problems to set children up for...

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Connection parenting  by Pam Leo

Connection parenting

Pam Leo

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"The author believes that every child's greatest emotional need is to have a strong emotional bond with at least one adult. When we have a bond with a child we have influence with a child. The author teaches us that when we strengthen our parent-child bond we...

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Autism abracadabra  by Kate C. Wilde

Autism abracadabra

Kate C. Wilde

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"Don't you wish there was a "magic" formula for activities and games that your loved one on the autism spectrum actually wants to participate in? and develops their interactive attention span and socialization? There is! Designed around common special...

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Baby 411  by Ari Brown

Baby 411

Ari Brown

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"BABY 411 is the go-to resource for new parents looking for expert advice on their baby's health, growth and development! Written by renowned pediatrician Dr. Ari Brown and best-selling author Denise Fields, BABY 411 first debuted in 2003 and is regularly...

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Trauma-proofing your kids  by Peter A. Levine

Trauma-proofing your kids

Peter A. Levine

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"This book assists parents and other lay caregivers in the prevention and healing of trauma by serving as a practical guide to "stress-busting" and building resilience in kids so they can easily cope with our fast-changing world of mishaps, increasing...

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Break free from maternal anxiety  by Fiona Challacombe

Break free from maternal anxiety

Fiona Challacombe

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"Severe anxiety affects a huge number of women in pregnancy and the postnatal period, making a challenging time even more difficult. You may be suffering from uncontrollable worries about pregnancy and birth, distressing intrusive thoughts of accidental or...

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The Danish way of parenting  by Jessica Joelle Alexander

The Danish way of parenting

Jessica Joelle Alexander

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"Advice on parenting. What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and what are the secrets of Danish parents for raising happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical guide brings together the insights of a licensed...

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The world deserves my children  by Natasha Leggero

The world deserves my children

Natasha Leggero

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"The stand-up comedian presents a funny collection of essays on being a mom that explores themes like "geriatric" motherhood, parenting in an environmental panic, fear and love, and conflicting advice on raising children"--Publisher's description.

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How to wean your baby  by Charlotte Stirling-Reed

How to wean your baby

Charlotte Stirling-Reed

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"Based on a vegetable first approach, you'll be hand-held through the first 30 days of weaning. The book also contains lots of recipes all the family can enjoy"--Publisher's description.

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How to grow an athlete  by Lea Stening

How to grow an athlete

Lea Stening

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"Every parent's dream 'go to' book to help maximise your child's growth and development and improve both sporting and academic performance. Exploring a wide range of health, food, sporting and academic advice, this ground-breaking book is by dietitian and...

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Developing differently  by Joshua Muggleton

Developing differently

Joshua Muggleton

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"Based on his work as a Clinical Psychologist working with children developing differently, Dr Joshua Muggleton provides a comprehensive, step-by-step parenting plan that will support you to embed good practice at home from day one. The book outlines how to...

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Very intentional parenting  by Destini Ann Davis

Very intentional parenting

Destini Ann Davis

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"Isn't it time for a parenting book that is practical and relatable? Destini Ann Davis is a working mom and parenting coach who read dozens of parenting books and made all the typical parenting mistakes before realizing that in order to have a peaceful,...

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Talk with her  by Kimberly Wolf

Talk with her

Kimberly Wolf

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"In Talk with Her, fathers learn that "communication" with daughters doesn't mean having "big" conversations all the time. The author covers nineteen fundamental topics defining a daughter's life with information fathers need to address them, including body...

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Raising a healthy, happy eater  by Nimali Fernando

Raising a healthy, happy eater

Nimali Fernando

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"Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on their food journey--for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In this...

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What works for autistic children  by Luke Beardon

What works for autistic children

Luke Beardon

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"Imagine a world where your autistic child is included, engaged and cherished for how they are; a world which changes for autistic children, rather than changing the child. What Works for Autistic Children brings the conversation about inclusivity into the...

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Andrea Grace's gentle sleep solutions  by Andrea Grace

Andrea Grace's gentle sleep solutions

Andrea Grace

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"Does your baby have trouble sleeping? You're not alone. Designed specifically for the very many parents encountering the same issues as you, this practical, no-nonsense book gives you the insights, tools and strategies to help your baby get the rest they need...

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Fatherhood by Papa B  by Bodé Aboderin

Fatherhood by Papa B

Bodé Aboderin

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"A relatable and practical guide, shaking up the narrative on what it means to be a present-day father. Father of three, Motivational Speaker and Influencer Bode Aboderin (AKA Papa B) is on a mission to show the world that Black fatherhood is not only...

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Help your child cope with change  by Liat Hughes Joshi

Help your child cope with change

Liat Hughes Joshi

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"This accessible guide will help you to support your child through difficult experiences brought on by life changes, including divorce, new siblings, or the loss of a loved one Change is part of life, but for a child it can be scary and bewildering. Whether it...

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Why formula feeding matters  by Shel Banks

Why formula feeding matters

Shel Banks

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"Making infant feeding decisions relies on parents having access to evidence-based information - but when it comes to formula feeding that can be hard to come by. Commercial interests and misunderstandings about the way breastfeeding is promoted can mean that...

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Why postnatal recovery matters  by Sophie Messager

Why postnatal recovery matters

Sophie Messager

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"During pregnancy the focus of antenatal preparation is the birth itself, and the importance of the postnatal period is often overlooked. Yet postnatal recovery (or a lack of it) can have consequences for the long-term health and wellbeing of both mother and...

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Why mothering matters  by Maddie McMahon

Why mothering matters

Maddie McMahon

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"Pregnancy is a time of profound physical and psychological change. The transition to motherhood can be complex and difficult, and in all the discourse about pregnancy and birth the huge personal changes that women undergo can be overlooked. In the 21st...

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Why pregnancy and postnatal exercise matter  by Rehana Jawadwala

Why pregnancy and postnatal exercise matter

Rehana Jawadwala

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"Although women are often advised to exercise during pregnancy and after birth, there is little information available about the tremendous benefits of physical activity for both mother and baby, or what kinds of exercise are safe and appropriate. In Why...

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Why birth trauma matters  by Emma Svanberg

Why birth trauma matters

Emma Svanberg

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"When we think about trauma and PTSD we tend to think about war and conflict. But around a third of women feel some part of their birth was traumatic. This experience can impact on their mental and physical health, their relationships and future plans. In Why...

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Why tongue-tie matters  by Sarah Oakley

Why tongue-tie matters

Sarah Oakley

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"For parents of babies with feeding difficulties, the journey to a diagnosis of tongue-tie and the challenges involved in accessing treatment can be long and arduous. Information is often conflicting, and professionals do not always agree. Why Tongue-tie...

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Raising antiracist children  by Britt Hawthorne

Raising antiracist children

Britt Hawthorne

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"A must-have guide to raising inclusive, antiracist children from educator and advocate, Britt Hawthorne. Raising antiracist children is a noble goal for any parent, caregiver, or educator, but it can be hard to know where to start. Let Britt Hawthorne-a...

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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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