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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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Help your child deal with stress - and thrive  by Stuart Shanker

Help your child deal with stress - and thrive

Stuart Shanker

"In this ground-breaking parenting book, Stuart Shanker argues that teaching children the art of self-regulation will transform their behaviour by helping them to identify, talk about and manage their emotions. Self-reg, as he calls it, will help return...

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Precious little sleep  by Alexis Dubief

Precious little sleep

Alexis Dubief

"The Expert, Hilarious, and Tactically Comprehensive Baby Sleep Book! Parenting a baby or toddler is the grandest adventure of all when you?re not miserably exhausted. Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website Precious Little Sleep, i...

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Parenting the first twelve years  by Victoria L. Cooper

Parenting the first twelve years

Victoria L. Cooper

"Why is parenting so fraught and so difficult in today's society? There has never been a time when advice was so easy to find and so much help available yet there is also a sense that parents are getting it wrong. This book examines the arguments and...

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The nerdy parent's guide to raising a nerdy child  by Leo (Writer on parenting) Murphy

The nerdy parent's guide to raising a nerdy child

Leo (Writer on parenting) Murphy

Once upon a time, you were a nerdy child, and now that you're a parent, let's make sure your kid can be a nerdy child too! In a world filled with superheroes, wizards, spaceships, and magical telephone booths, everyone should be part of a fandom, and...

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101 things great dads do  by Jay K. Payleitner

101 things great dads do

Jay K. Payleitner

"If being a great dad doesn't come natural to you, welcome to the club. No guy has fatherhood totally figured out and that's okay. What matters is the small, consistent steps you take to show your kids you care and that you are there. Bestselling author...

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Small animals  by Kim (Author and essayist) Brooks

Small animals

Kim (Author and essayist) Brooks

"One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America's culture of...

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Rituals  by Memory Loader


Memory Loader

"Intended for parents, teachers, and anyone passionate about creating meaningful and mindful experiences, readers will find delight and inspiration within these colourful pages. Toni and Memory share practical ideas for turning humble routines into t...

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My child's different  by Elaine Halligan

My child's different

Elaine Halligan

"With contributions from parenting expert Melissa Hood. Drawing lessons from the transformational journey of a young man who was written off by society but went on to become a budding entrepreneur, My Child's Different explores the enabling role that...

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Young gums  by Beth Bentley

Young gums

Beth Bentley

Super-easy, super-tasty weaning recipes you'll love to eat yourself. Including meal planners and over 60 recipes for both baby and mum, here are healthy, flavoursome recipes for a happy baby.

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The grandfamily guidebook  by Andrew Adesman

The grandfamily guidebook

Andrew Adesman

"Provides guidance to the millions of grandparents who raise their grandchildren because addiction, mental health problems, incarceration, or immaturity leave the birth parents unfit. Offers insights from experts and grandparents about the new family...

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The 5 foundations of successful teens  by Mark J. (Mark Joseph) Luciano

The 5 foundations of successful teens

Mark J. (Mark Joseph) Luciano

"Are you concerned that your child's grades aren't reflecting their potential? Are you worried that they have fallen into self-destructive patterns that could influence the rest of their lives? Research has repeatedly shown that an alarming percentage...

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Raising children with grit  by Laila Y. Sanguras

Raising children with grit

Laila Y. Sanguras

"Parents want to raise happy, successful children, and Raising Children with Grit has the tools to help achieve that goal. Grit, the combination of passion and perseverance, has more of an influence on success than cognitive ability. By focusing on.....

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From daughter to woman  by Kim McCabe

From daughter to woman

Kim McCabe

"The teen years are tough - for teens and for parents. Many parents dread the moodiness, dishonesty, preference of friends over family, exam stress, and the push for greater independence. Mothers have a pivotal role to play; this is a guidebook for parents...

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Weaning  by Annabel Karmel


Annabel Karmel

Wean your baby confidently and safely, with guidance from bestselling baby and child nutrition author, Annabel Karmel. Weaning guides you through every aspect of weaning your baby, with advice on when to start weaning, which foods to introduce first,...

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Baby body language  by Emma Howard

Baby body language

Emma Howard

From the moment theyre born, babies have an arsenal of "parent-trapping weapons" at their disposal, from their large eyes to their ability to give simple signs of recognition. Understanding these telltale postures and gestures can make you a more eff...

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Cracking the boy code  by Adam J. Cox

Cracking the boy code

Adam J. Cox

"Drawing on thousands of hours of one-on-one counseling, Cracking the Boy Code explains boys' psychological needs and how to use specific, clearly explained techniques for effective communication. Includes the crucial role of non-verbal cues, motivating...

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The busy parent's guide to managing anxiety in children and teens  by Laurie Hollman

The busy parent's guide to managing anxiety in children and teens

Laurie Hollman

"Do you know the signs of generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessional compulsive behavior or separation anxiety? In this book, vignettes of this wide range of anxiety states in children and teens are discussed along with how to help these kids master...

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The busy parent's guide to managing anger in children and teens  by Laurie Hollman

The busy parent's guide to managing anger in children and teens

Laurie Hollman

In this book, healthy expressions of anger are discussed, as well as, when kids repeatedly say "No", experience temper tantrums, and have angry reactions in interpersonal situations. The book illustrates how parents help children and teens master the...

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What your ADHD child wishes you knew  by Sharon Saline

What your ADHD child wishes you knew

Sharon Saline

"A veteran psychologist presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life You've read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you're still struggling with everyday issues...

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Minimize injury, maximize performance  by Tommy John

Minimize injury, maximize performance

Tommy John

"Dr. Tommy John's unique program: a diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury- and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport. Beginning as early as age 6 and continuing through the teenage years and...

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Awake at 3 a.m.  by Suzannah Neufeld

Awake at 3 a.m.

Suzannah Neufeld

"Pregnancy and new motherhood are often thought of as the most joyful, exciting, and blissful times in your life--but they can also be difficult and overwhelming. Yoga therapy offers practical mind-body tools (simple breath, movement, and mindfulness...

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Tech generation  by Mike Brooks

Tech generation

Mike Brooks

"[This book] guides parents in teaching their children how to reap the benefits of living in a digital world while also preventing its negative effects. Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, a...

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Differently wired  by Deborah Reber

Differently wired

Deborah Reber

"Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are--these are what Deborah Reber is calling the "differently wired" kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, giftedness, an...

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The motherhood

The motherhood

Letters from new mothers about the first six weeks after giving birth. Contributors include Clare Bowditch, Clementine Ford and Zoe Foster Blake.

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Daddy blues  by Mark Williams

Daddy blues

Mark Williams

Mark Williams led a content life; from a working-class background, he worked his way up into a promising career and then met the love of his life. When his wife Michelle fell pregnant, it seemed as though everything had fallen into place for them. Ex...

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Roots and wings  by Dan Mager

Roots and wings

Dan Mager

"Quality parenting doesn't happen by accident or coincidence--it necessitates conscious awareness and intentional effort. Designed to guide parents in recovery so they can nurture healthy family dynamics through mindfulness, Roots and Wings will help...

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The 7pm to 7am sleeping baby routine  by Charmain Mead

The 7pm to 7am sleeping baby routine

Charmain Mead

"Help your baby sleep through the night without any tears. The early months with a new baby are exciting and magical, but can be very emotional and exhausting if sleep is disturbed night after night. Baby sleep guru Charmian Mead's flexible plan, de...

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Voice lessons for parents  by Wendy Mogel

Voice lessons for parents

Wendy Mogel

"Most parents are perfectly fine communicators--unless they're talking to their children. Then, too often, their pitch rises and they come across as pleading, indignant, wounded, outraged. In tone and body language they signal, 'I can't handle it when...

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Getting to calm  by Laura Scribner. Kastner

Getting to calm

Laura Scribner. Kastner

Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay...

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Parenting and educating with wisdom  by Margaret Iduma

Parenting and educating with wisdom

Margaret Iduma

"Parenting is becoming a great challenge in our communities, and homes in recent times. Many parents are gradually giving up their responsibilities to gadgets (cellphone, television), rather than taking time for home training. Some young parents are ...

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Parent to parent  by B. Janine Fulla

Parent to parent

B. Janine Fulla

"Planned Parenthood isn’t just about planning the right time in your life to have a child. It’s also about making choices regarding how you want to raise your child by understanding yourself, discovering your own coaching abilities, and developing a ...

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Feed your baby & toddler right  by Diane Chapman Bahr

Feed your baby & toddler right

Diane Chapman Bahr

"The majority of our eating and drinking skills are developed in the first two years of life. Parents can help with this process by using appropriate feeding techniques from birth. Every three months from birth, your baby will have a growth spurt in the...

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The littlest learners  by Dawn Rochelle Roginski

The littlest learners

Dawn Rochelle Roginski

This book explores all 5 practices of the Every Child Ready to Read® parent education initiative released by the American Library Association: Talking,Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing. This book will help parents to incorporate literacy into their...

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Play & learn toddler activities book  by Angela Thayer

Play & learn toddler activities book

Angela Thayer

"Educator, parent, and toddler approved, these fun, educational activities helps to establish key learning skills at each developmental milestone. More than 200 activities are divided by learning category and include materials lists, activity times, ...

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The art of parenting  by Drew De Soto

The art of parenting

Drew De Soto

"There is an art to parenting, but nobody knows what it is. All the 'how to' books can never prepare you for the fun that lies ahead. The Art of Parenting is a must-have for soon-to-be or new parents. It is a pictorial guide to the things only parents...

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The A-Z of therapeutic parenting  by Sarah Naish

The A-Z of therapeutic parenting

Sarah Naish

Parents of children with attachment difficulties, or who have experienced childhood trauma, need to parent differently to meet their child's specific needs and help them start to make sense of the world. This book is everything you need in order to.....

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Ready, set, go!  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Ready, set, go!

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

If you're like most parents, you're probably feeling pretty nervous about potty training. But don't worry, help is on the way. This supportive guide provides step-by-step advice for a compassionate and emotionally aware processone that focuses on pos...

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Parenting what works, what won't, and why  by Sherry F. Walker

Parenting what works, what won't, and why

Sherry F. Walker

"Does your child have trouble settling at bedtime? Refuse to sit at the table for meals? Ignore you or argue when you say it's time to turn off the TV? Expert parenting and educational consultant Kathy Walker recognises that being a parent is one of the...

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Your amazing itty bitty parenting teens book  by Gretchen E. Downey

Your amazing itty bitty parenting teens book

Gretchen E. Downey

"Parents are struggling like never before in human history. Age-old issues are now being compounded with new age challenges facing our teens and adolescents. So how do we break the cycle and get ahead of the game? In this revolutionary Itty Bitty Boo...

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Parenting ADHD now!  by Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Parenting ADHD now!

Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Watching your bright, vibrant child struggle with ADHD can make you feel helpless, especially when you don't have the tools to help them succeed. Dempster and Taylor-Klaus started off just like you, feeling frustrated and lost about how to help their...

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Mindful parenting in a messy world  by Michelle (Mindfulness teacher) Gale

Mindful parenting in a messy world

Michelle (Mindfulness teacher) Gale

"Being a parent is difficult, stressful and messy: getting kids to bed at night and off to school in the morning, breaking up sibling fights, struggling to balance work and family, constantly cleaning up stuff left behind by family members and pets. And...

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Putting the children first when you divorce  by Penelope Leach

Putting the children first when you divorce

Penelope Leach

Using up-to-the-minute research on child welfare and psychology, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, shows parents why it is crucially important to prioritise children involved in parental separation, and how this can best be...

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Infant-toddler social studies  by Carla B. Goble

Infant-toddler social studies

Carla B. Goble

"This book features a developmental progression of social-studies activities, interactions, and learning experiences that reflect young children's range of development from birth to thirty-six months"--

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The discontented little baby book  by Pamela (Physician) Douglas

The discontented little baby book

Pamela (Physician) Douglas

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 in the first 16 weeks? Did you know that many parents' nights are unnecessarily dis...

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