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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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Balanced and barefoot  by Angela J. Hanscom

Balanced and barefoot

Angela J. Hanscom

Book

""In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children's cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help...

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No regrets parenting  by Harley A. Rotbart

No regrets parenting

Harley A. Rotbart

Book

"For every type of family, this updated and expanded edition is the quintessential, open-to-all parenting guidebook, guaranteed to help you find more, and better, time for your kids and yourself. It's not just how much time you have with your kids, but...

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Grow wild  by Katy Bowman

Grow wild

Katy Bowman

Book

"From biomechanist and bestselling author Katy Bowman comes her eagerly anticipated guide to getting kids-from babies to preteens-and their families moving more, together, outside. Our kids are moving less than any other generation in human history; ...

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The awakened family  by Shefali Tsabary

The awakened family

Shefali Tsabary

Book

"What if I told you that you can put an end to all of your parenting struggles? That you can learn to parent without fear or anxiety? That you can end conflict with your children? That you can create close and connected relationships within your family?...

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Stop walking on eggshells for parents  by Randi Kreger

Stop walking on eggshells for parents

Randi Kreger

Book

"Drawing on the same powerful approach outlined in the self-help classic, Stop Walking on Eggshells-which has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide-this essential guide offers skills and strategies for parenting a child of any age with borderli...

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Hunt, gather, parent  by Michaeleen Doucleff

Hunt, gather, parent

Michaeleen Doucleff

Book

"When Doucleff became a mother, she found the evidence behind modern parenting guidance frustratingly limited, and the conclusions often ineffective. She turned to parenting strategies from families in three of the world's most venerable communities:...

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Helping your child with PDA live a happier life  by Alice Running

Helping your child with PDA live a happier life

Alice Running

Book

"Drawing on the author's personal experience of parenting a child with PDA, this insightful and informative guide offers strategies and tips for all aspects of daily life, including sensory issues, education and negotiation. Full of advice and support,...

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A parent's guide to autism diagnosis  by Sophia Mooncey

A parent's guide to autism diagnosis

Sophia Mooncey

Book

"Autism diagnosis can be an overwhelming time for many families. This is an accessible, easy to navigate guide for parents, answering the questions they may have before, during and after diagnosis. Written by a highly experienced author team, this book...

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How to be a calm parent  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

How to be a calm parent

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"How many times have you asked yourself 'what's wrong with me? Why can't I stay calm?'. So many of us would love to follow a gentler, more positive style of parenting, but we don't think we're cut out for it, because we aren't naturally calm. We feel...

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Nurture your child's emotional intelligence  by Anne Lane

Nurture your child's emotional intelligence

Anne Lane

Book

"We teach our children how to tie their shoelaces, how to read, how to ride a bike. We explain the weather and rainbows and why people have jobs. But when it comes to explaining the forceful, baffling, intense and marvellous emotions that we might ex...

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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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What do you say?  by William R. Stixrud

What do you say?

William R. Stixrud

Book

"If you're a parent, you've had a moment--maybe many of them--when you've thought, "How did that conversation go so badly?" At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked "why" non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the....

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No-drama discipline  by Daniel J. Siegel

No-drama discipline

Daniel J. Siegel

Book

""No drama discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with such tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Based on recent discoveries about the brain that give us deep insights into the children we care for, what...

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Raising kids who care  by Susy Lee

Raising kids who care

Susy Lee

Book

"Imagine knowing what your kids care about, having them listen to what you care about, then doing something about it, together! Communication and connection are the key, and this is exactly what this book allows you to do. It guides you through 40...

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There's no such thing as naughty  by Kate Silverton

There's no such thing as naughty

Kate Silverton

Book

"Want to know the secret to tackling tantums and tears, stopping squabbles in seconds and lay the foundations for your child's good mental helath in the process? In this book, mum to two young children, journalist and children's mental health advocate...

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10 steps to develop great learners  by John Hattie

10 steps to develop great learners

John Hattie

Book

"What can concerned parents and carers do to ensure their children develop great learning habits which will help them achieve their maximum at school and in life? This is probably one of the most important questions any parent can ask and now John Hattie,...

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Raising critical thinkers  by Julie Bogart

Raising critical thinkers

Julie Bogart

Book

"A guide for parents to help children of all ages process the onslaught of unfiltered information in the digital age. Education is not solely about acquiring information and skills across subject areas, but also about understanding how and why we believe...

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Generation sleepless  by Heather Turgeon

Generation sleepless

Heather Turgeon

Book

"Caught in a perfect storm of omnipresent screens, academic overload, and unnecessarily early school-start times, our children are operating in a constant state of sleep debt while struggling to meet the demands of adolescence. In this book, Heather ...

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Between  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Between

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"Raising a tween can often leave you feeling like a parenting beginner all over again. Children in the 'between' stage seem to change almost daily, leaving many parents struggling to understand the child they once thought they knew so well. In Betwee...

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The second baby book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The second baby book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"Having a second baby is a very different experience from having your first, yet there is little recognition of the wide range of issues that need to be considered when bringing a second child into the family. In this incredibly helpful book, Sarah.....

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The gentle parenting book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The gentle parenting book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"Gentle parenting is mainstream, accessible and backed by science. It is parenting with empathy, respect, understanding and boundaries. In The Gentle Parenting Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of 'what to expect' type info...

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How to cope when your child can't  by Roz Shafran

How to cope when your child can't

Roz Shafran

Book

"Parenting and caring for a child who is struggling to cope can be painful and stressful, and can make it very hard to enjoy life yourself. Feelings of blame, guilt, sorrow, despair, fear and frustration may be swirling around alongside a desperate desire...

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ADHD  by Debra E. Burdick

ADHD

Debra E. Burdick

Book

"The most comprehensive ADHD resource available! This practical workbook gives you the most effective, and proven, non-medication treatment approaches and skills. Step-by-step instructions on tailoring psychotherapy to ADHD. ADHD-friendly parenting s...

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Better breastfeeding  by Linda Dahl

Better breastfeeding

Linda Dahl

Book

"The pressure to nurse is intense: we hear over and over that breastfeeding is natural and every woman can do it. The truth is, most moms need help breastfeeding. And when breastfeeding doesn't work, they're the ones who are blamed for the failure. Dahl...

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No family is perfect  by Lucy Blake

No family is perfect

Lucy Blake

Book

""What makes a good parent? Can sibling relationships survive to adulthood? Should love within a family really be unconditional? Wherever, whenever and however you learnt about family, it's likely that you have unshakeable answers to these questions....

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Midwife Marley's guide for everyone  by Marley Hall

Midwife Marley's guide for everyone

Marley Hall

Book

"Marley Hall is a midwife and mum of five - in other words, she's seen it all. In her Guide for Everyone, you'll find answers to questions you never knew you wanted to ask. Like, what do these clinical terms mean? What are my choices? And is there a ...

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The sh!t no one tells you  by Dawn Dais

The sh!t no one tells you

Dawn Dais

Book

"There comes a time in every new mother's life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly "bundle of joy" and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn't buy the cute onesies with a thousand imp...

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Raising resilient children with a borderline or narcissistic parent  by Margalis Fjelstad

Raising resilient children with a borderline or narcissistic parent

Margalis Fjelstad

Book

"Children can be negatively affected emotionally by a narcissistic or borderline parent, but the other parent can do a lot to mitigate those effects by using compassion, open communication, honesty, validation, and unique problem-solving skills. The ...

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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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Don't mom alone  by Heather C. MacFadyen

Don't mom alone

Heather C. MacFadyen

Book

"Being a good mom isn't all on you! Discover how you can link arms with other women to share wisdom, friendship, and practical tips to help shape your kids into the people God created them to be"--Publisher's description.

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Love to sleep  by Eve Squires

Love to sleep

Eve Squires

Book

"Calm & Bright Sleep Support was founded in 2009 with a mission; to help exhausted parents enable solid sleep in a brand-new way. Headed up by Devon sisters Eve, founder and Mum-of-four & paediatric nurse of 18 years Gem, they have supported thousands...

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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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The Montessori home  by Ashley Yeh

The Montessori home

Ashley Yeh

Book

"Too often, the toys, games, and other materials meant to educate young children end up being a detriment instead. If you're overwhelmed and your kids are overstimulated, it's time to reset your space by applying the principles of the Montessori method...

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Woke parenting  by Faith G. Harper

Woke parenting

Faith G. Harper

Book

"How do you raise your kids to be feminist, anti-racist, gender-inclusive, self-compassionate, and with strong respect for boundaries and consent in a society that offers mixed messages on all these things-especially when none of this was part of your...

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The gentle sleep book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The gentle sleep book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"The Calm Baby and Toddler Sleep Book will offer gentle, no tears, sleep solutions for exhausted parents of new-borns to five year olds. No other book on the market concentrates on providing gentle sleep help for this age range. Most focus only on the...

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What happens to our kids when we fail to grow up?  by Maggie Hamilton

What happens to our kids when we fail to grow up?

Maggie Hamilton

Book

"When did we stop wanting to grow up? Why are we reaching out less and complaining more? What has sparked our growing skittishness at everyday annoyances, and what’s behind our frequent talk of 'special' and 'deserving'? What Happens to Our Kids When...

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What's happening to our boys?  by Maggie Hamilton

What's happening to our boys?

Maggie Hamilton

Book

"What kind of world are our boys growing up in? Why are increasing numbers of boys suffering body image and self-esteem problems? Why do they feel worthless without the latest branded toy, game or item of clothing? What makes soft drinks, snacks and fast...

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What's happening to our girls?  by Maggie Hamilton

What's happening to our girls?

Maggie Hamilton

Book

"Hamilton takes a look inside the lives of teenage girls and comes up with some startling facts. Girls have taken to technology but are engaging with it in highly damaging ways: they are being groomed by older men; they are visiting websites promoting...

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Zen parenting  by Cathy Cassani Adams

Zen parenting

Cathy Cassani Adams

Book

"A book that helps parents to pay attention to daily life and the relationships they are creating with their children. We easily fall into the trap of parenting without a real awareness of what we're doing and why we're doing it, invariably using oth...

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How to have a kid and a life  by Ericka Sóuter

How to have a kid and a life

Ericka Sóuter

Book

"Continue to have and grow your life, Mom - for your sake and your kids'. When did being a good mom come to mean giving up everything that used to make you … you? That's the question millions of 21st-century mothers grapple with every single day as they...

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Advice for working dads.

Advice for working dads.

Book

"You can have a successful career while being the father you want to be. Gone are the days when fathers were expected to put work first and family last. Today, men worldwide are redefining fatherhood and finding greater fulfillment both at work and at...

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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 t...

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Gentle potty training book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Gentle potty training book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

""The Gentle potty training book is a practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood. Avoiding strict timelines, rewards and plans that are based solely on a child's gender, Sarah Ockwe...

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Don't panic!  by George Lewis

Don't panic!

George Lewis

Book

"The essential new book for first-time dads. Are you ready for fatherhood? DON'T PANIC - dad and comedian George Lewis is here with all the seriously useful practical and emotional advice that you need to keep you (and your partner) sane! From birth ...

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The ultimate stay-at-home dad  by Shannon (Humorist) Carpenter

The ultimate stay-at-home dad

Shannon (Humorist) Carpenter

Book

"A practical guide for modern-day parenting geared towards stay-at-home dads, offering advice on everything from learning to cook and clean with children, to dealing with mental health and relationships, with the easygoing perspective that dads can use...

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How to have incredible conversations with your child  by Jane Gilmour

How to have incredible conversations with your child

Jane Gilmour

Book

"You: "How was your day?" Your child: "Fine." As a parent, you want to know what is going on in your child's life, how school and friendships are going, if they're feeling okay. As a kid you want to tell your parent what's going on, but it can be hard...

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Rise of the girl  by Jo Wimble-Groves

Rise of the girl

Jo Wimble-Groves

Book

"Does your beautiful, talented daughter constantly put herself down? Is she stuck in a cycle of comparing herself to others? Is she silent, withdrawn, or argumentative when she comes home from school? Would she rather stay alone in her room than join...

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Grow  by Frankie Bridge

Grow

Frankie Bridge

Book

"In GROW, Sunday Times bestselling author Frankie Bridge opens up about her journey with her maternal mental health. Part narrative exploration, part first aid manual for mothers this book will discuss the hidden growing pains which take place when you...

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Shaping your baby's foundation  by Jen (Physical therapist) Goodman

Shaping your baby's foundation

Jen (Physical therapist) Goodman

Book

"Gives new parents the information they need to safely and effectively build their baby's muscle tone and strength and put their newborn on the path to a lifetime of wellness"--Publisher's description.

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ToddlerCalm  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

ToddlerCalm

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Book

"Sarah Ockwell-Smith, founder of BabyCalm and ToddlerCalm, is passionate about 'gentle' parenting. Her mission is to let parents know that there are other ways to cope with a toddler apart from putting him or her on the naughty step or resorting to c...

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Mindful new mum  by Caroline Boyd

Mindful new mum

Caroline Boyd

Book

"A month-by-month resource offering stage-specific wellness practices to help new mums care for themselves through the first year. A natural, supportive, empowering start to motherhood - for mental, emotional and physical wellness when you need it most....

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The birth book  by Stephen Tong

The birth book

Stephen Tong

Book

"For most mum's-to-be, the birth suite is a black box. An alarming number venture in with little clue of what to expect. The Birth Book empowers mothers, partners and support people with knowledge - changing potentially frightening birth experiences ...

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The good enough parent

The good enough parent

Book

"Raising a child to be an authentic and mentally robust adult is one of life's great challenges. It is also, fortunately, not a matter of luck. There are many things to understand about how children's minds operate and what they need from those who look...

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Oh my goodness  by Aspen Forgan

Oh my goodness

Aspen Forgan

Book

"Whole food goodness for the home and early child care centres. This book is about nourishing your children by helping you to make simple, wholesome ingredient choices so that you can enjoy the food you love whilst gaining the biggest nutritional imp...

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50 questions to ask your teens  by Daisy Turnbull

50 questions to ask your teens

Daisy Turnbull

Book

"A guide for parents and carers navigating the confusing and exciting world of adolescence. For anyone who wants to better connect with their teens and help them to be functioning, self-aware and kind adults, Daisy Turnbull offers a simple framework ...

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But why?  by Clemmie Telford

But why?

Clemmie Telford

Book

"But Why? aims to help you tackle those awkward questions that can floor the best of us. Imagine the scene: you're trying to put the kids to bed, your brain has checked out for the day and suddenly, from nowhere, all manner of unrelated, but potentia...

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Autism  by Jessie Hewitson

Autism

Jessie Hewitson

Book

"For every child diagnosed with autism, there are usually two worried parents who may not have a clue about the condition or how best to help their little one. Jessie Hewitson's son was two-years old when he was diagnosed with autism. Like many other...

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'Mum, what's wrong with you?'  by Lorraine Candy

'Mum, what's wrong with you?'

Lorraine Candy

Book

"One minute you are sniffing the top of your baby's delicious new born head, lost in a soft velvety world of endless love and the next you are receiving the full force of a self-righteous teenage meltdown. There are 101 things you don't know about te...

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Playing with baby  by Laurie Hollman

Playing with baby

Laurie Hollman

Book

"A book to help new parents learn how to play with their child in a way that encourages them to learn and develop at each stage of the first year"--Publisher's description.

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Wild + free book club  by Ainsley Arment

Wild + free book club

Ainsley Arment

Book

"Foster a love of reading in your child with Wild + Free Book Club. An invaluable educational resource curated by Wild + Free families around the world, this full-color illustrated book offers imaginative suggestions for creating themed book clubs for...

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Mayo Clinic guide to your baby's first years

Mayo Clinic guide to your baby's first years

Book

"A complete guide with practical information and support for parents of children from newborn to three years old, by childcare experts at the renowned Mayo Clinic. Written by doctors who are also parents. Updated and Revised 2nd edition. Mayo Clinic Guide...

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The 5 love languages of children  by Gary D. Chapman

The 5 love languages of children

Gary D. Chapman

Book

"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. Behavio...

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How to raise an intuitive eater  by Sumner Brooks

How to raise an intuitive eater

Sumner Brooks

Book

"With the wisdom of Intuitive Eating, a manifesto for parents to help them reject diet culture and raise the next generation to have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Kids are born intuitive eaters. Well-meaning parents, influenced by...

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Mayo Clinic guide to raising a healthy child

Mayo Clinic guide to raising a healthy child

Book

"Drawing from the collective wisdom of pediatric experts at Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child addresses key questions and concerns many parents have about the preschool and school-age years. In this book, parents learn what to...

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Mayo Clinic guide to a healthy pregnancy

Mayo Clinic guide to a healthy pregnancy

Book

"Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy has become a trusted resource for parents-to-be. In this fully reviewed and revised second edition, you'll find updated guidance and practical tips, including: Evidence-based medical advice for parents from a...

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Star child  by Briana Saussy

Star child

Briana Saussy

Book

"Help your child make the most of their unique gifts, challenges, and potentials with a guide to parenting by the stars. What are the stories the stars tell about our children? Every person alive is born under a particular snapshot of the celestial.....

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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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