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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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And then they stopped talking to me  by Judith Warner

And then they stopped talking to me

Judith Warner

Book

"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 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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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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The starting school book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The starting school book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

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An indispensable guide for parents whose children are about to start, or have recently started school. Starting school is a huge important milestone for children and their parents. The best school years happen when everyone involved feels happy and e...

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Family field trip  by Erin Austen Abbott

Family field trip

Erin Austen Abbott

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FIELD TRIP is a parenting guide to raising a little world citizen with good taste. Written by Erin Austen Abbott (a writer, photographer, avid traveler, mom, and former on-the-road nanny), this book gives parents the tools and inspiration to turn the...

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Just don't be an assh*le  by Kara Kinney Cartwright

Just don't be an assh*le

Kara Kinney Cartwright

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This is the tough love that boys need to hear today: a candid and whipsmart guide to being a good guy in a world full of assh*les. In this frank, funny, and necessary guidebook, Kara Kinney Cartwright, a mom who has raised two teenage boys, compiles all...

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Zen mamas  by Teresa Palmer

Zen mamas

Teresa Palmer

Book

The founders of the popular blog Your Zen Mama share their experiences and tips on becoming a mother – while trying to stay Zen! – in this practical and beautiful book. Being Zen(ish) is what we call it – and it’s the ish that we endorse! Teresa Palmer...

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The parents' practical guide to resilience for preteens and teenagers on the autism spectrum  by Jeanette Purkis

The parents' practical guide to resilience for preteens and teenagers on the autism spectrum

Jeanette Purkis

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This book empowers parents of autistic young people aged 11 to 20 to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience...

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Parenting made simple  by Sarah (Clinical psychologist) Hughes

Parenting made simple

Sarah (Clinical psychologist) Hughe...

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All children go through periods of poor behaviour. To manage this, parents need the right strategies. To select the right strategies, they need to know what's driving their child's behaviour. In general, kids misbehave for one of two reasons: either they...

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Raising upright kids in an upside-down world  by Ray Guarendi

Raising upright kids in an upside-down world

Ray Guarendi

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From raunchy television shows to immoral peers, the barriers to raising moral and mature children are higher and more treacherous than ever. In Raising upright kids in an upside-down world, acclaimed Catholic psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi offers parents...

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College on the autism spectrum  by Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

College on the autism spectrum

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

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Covering social issues, independent living, academic challenges, student services and emotional wellbeing, this is the one-stop shop for advice on the transition from school to college or university. The book examines the skills that students need to...

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Beyond behaviours  by Mona Delahooke

Beyond behaviours

Mona Delahooke

Book

When you are confronted with a child who is troubled, disruptive, oppositional, defiant or angry - whether you are a parent or a teacher - it can be difficult to know the best way to support them. Traditional methods of 'shaping' a child's behaviour can...

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Breastfeeding uncovered  by Amy Brown

Breastfeeding uncovered

Amy Brown

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Across the world mothers are urged to breastfeed, but in Western society many find this a difficult task. Those who stop can feel demoralised and unsure as to why such a desired, encouraged and biologically normal behaviour can appear so challenging ...

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Parenting with love and logic  by Foster Cline

Parenting with love and logic

Foster Cline

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If you want to raise kids that who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world, take advantage of the win-win approach to parenting. Your kids will win because they'll learn responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own pr...

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Parents who lead  by Stewart D. Friedman

Parents who lead

Stewart D. Friedman

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Drawing on the principles of his book Total Leadership--a national bestseller and popular program taught in organizations worldwide--Stewart Friedman and coauthor Alyssa Westring show working parents how to lead more purposeful lives, characterized by...

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Raising good humans  by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Raising good humans

Hunter Clarke-Fields

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As a parent you strive to model kindness, compassion, and patience when interacting with your children. But no parent is perfect, and in difficult or stressful moments, you may react to your kids in ways that don't exactly fit your ideal model of parenting...

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Letters on motherhood  by Giovanna Fletcher

Letters on motherhood

Giovanna Fletcher

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Letters on Motherhood is a collection of heartfelt and deeply poignant letters written by Giovanna to her three young sons Buzz, Buddy and Max, husband, Tom, and the family and friends who have inspired and supported her to become the mother that she...

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Rooted, resilient, and ready  by Lindsay Sealey

Rooted, resilient, and ready

Lindsay Sealey

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Today's teen girls face pressures such as an increase in mental health concerns, mounting demands to be both beautiful and successful, and addiction to social media and the approval of others, all of which can result in a damaging decline in personal...

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How to talk so teens will listen & listen so teens will talk  by Adele Faber

How to talk so teens will listen & listen so teens will talk

Adele Faber

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Living with teenagers can be overwhelming. Overnight, it seems, the children you were once so close to turn into independent strangers with thoughts, tastes, and values all their own. And today's teens are growing up in a popular culture that is meaner,...

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What science tells us about autism spectrum disorder  by Raphael (Raphael A.) Bernier

What science tells us about autism spectrum disorder

Raphael (Raphael A.) Bernier

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What have scientists learned about the causes of autism spectrum disorder? Why do different kids have such different symptoms, and what are the best ways to deal with them? Will there ever be a cure? From leading autism researchers, this accessible guide...

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Not so mumsy  by Marcia Leone

Not so mumsy

Marcia Leone

Book

Through shared stories, witty quips and illustrations, Marcia Leone (aka NOT SO MUMSY) shares the grittier parts of motherhood that have hidden behind the facade of perfection and ease, empowering readers to feel like we’re all in this together. It comes...

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Freeing your child from negative thinking  by Tamar E. (Tamar Ellsas) Chansky

Freeing your child from negative thinking

Tamar E. (Tamar Ellsas) Chansky

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If unaddressed at the early stages, negative thinking can become the gateway to depression and more serious mental health issues. Habitual negative thinking creates chronic or occasional emotional hurdles and impedes optimism, flexibility, and happiness....

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Parenting children with diabetes  by Eliot LeBow

Parenting children with diabetes

Eliot LeBow

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Parenting Children with Diabetes offers parents a 360-degree view of what is happening to their child living with diabetes, providing special tools, insight, and education to help parents and their children navigate diabetes management, communicate clearly...

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The new adolescence  by Christine Carter

The new adolescence

Christine Carter

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From expert sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley, Christine Carter, author of The Sweet Spot, The New Adolescence is a small, engaging, solutions-focused book that gives time-starved parents simple strategies for raising healthy, happy teenag...

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Warrior rising  by MaryAnne Howland

Warrior rising

MaryAnne Howland

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Nearly one-third of American children are being raised without a father. Among African-Americans, that number is often reported to be as high as 72%. In this inspiring book, MaryAnne Howland describes how when her son was turning thirteen she reached...

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The baby feeding book  by Vanessa Christie

The baby feeding book

Vanessa Christie

Book

From breastfeeding and bottle-feeding to weaning, this is the only book you will need to feed your baby with confidence, and without judgement, in the first year. The Baby Feeding Book is a unique, fascinating and holistic expert guide into the world...

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Safe infant sleep  by James J. (James Joseph) McKenna

Safe infant sleep

James J. (James Joseph) McKenna

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Throughout history and across cultures, sleeping with your baby has been the norm, yet today the practice is fraught with questions, fear, and guilt. Parents are left exhausted, and those who cherish the closeness of cosleeping find themselves doubting...

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Man raises boy  by Rob Sturrock

Man raises boy

Rob Sturrock

Book

Welcome to Rob Sturrock's journey into parenting. Since the birth of his daughter, Rob has been passionate about being an active and present father, but this hasn't always been straightforward. Struggling with stereotypes, judgement, identity and iso...

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Toddler whispering  by Sharlene Poole

Toddler whispering

Sharlene Poole

Book

"A companion guide to the incredibly successful book 'Baby Whispering', which covered the first year of a baby's life. This new book covers the following four years, divided into two main age groups (1-2 and 2-5) looking at commonly asked questions f...

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Starting secondary school  by Michael Carr-Gregg

Starting secondary school

Michael Carr-Gregg

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The jump between primary and secondary school marks one of the biggest transitions in a student's life. It's the point at which a child leaves the relatively safe cocoon of childhood and enters the wide world of adolescence. For both parents and thei...

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