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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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The book you wish your parents had read (and your children will be glad that you did)  by Philippa Perry

The book you wish your parents had read (and your children will be glad that you did)

Philippa Perry

Book

In this absorbing, clever and funny book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what really matters and what behaviour it is important to avoid the vital dos and don'ts of parenting. Instead of mapping out the 'perfect' plan, Perry offers ...

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ParentShift  by Linda Hatfield

ParentShift

Linda Hatfield

Book

Groundbreaking in both its scope and methodology, ParentShift dismantles some of our most pervasive myths and challenges some of our most popular parenting tools — including punishments, threats, bribery, and rewards — which, science has shown, consi...

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Simple happy parenting  by Denaye Barahona

Simple happy parenting

Denaye Barahona

Book

In Simple Happy Parenting, Denaye Barahona, Ph.D., provides a revolutionary approach to parenting, full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload so common in modern family life and, instead, create more time to enjoy living and...

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Potty training magic  by Amanda Jenner

Potty training magic

Amanda Jenner

Book

The easy, effective and playful way to potty train - fast! Potty training is a major and exciting milestone for toddlers yet something all parents universally dread – and put off! Amanda Jenner, ITV’s Toilet Training expert with decades of experience,...

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My hidden chimp  by Steve (Sports psychiatrist) Peters

My hidden chimp

Steve (Sports psychiatrist) Peters

Book

My Hidden Chimp is an effective and powerful new educational book that offers parents, teachers and carers some ideas and thoughts on how to help children to develop healthy habits for life. The science behind the habits is discussed in a practical way...

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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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How to talk so little kids will listen  by Joanna Faber

How to talk so little kids will listen

Joanna Faber

Book

For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele's daugh...

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The whole-brain child  by Daniel J. Siegel

The whole-brain child

Daniel J. Siegel

Book

"Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s...

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The silent guides  by Steve (Sports psychiatrist) Peters

The silent guides

Steve (Sports psychiatrist) Peters

Book

The silent guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way. It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the reader...

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Cribsheet  by Emily Oster

Cribsheet

Emily Oster

Book

With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much...

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How to raise a boy  by Michael Reichert

How to raise a boy

Michael Reichert

Book

At a time when many boys are in crisis, a much-needed roadmap for helping boys grow into strong and compassionate men Over the past two decades there has been an explosion of new studies that have expanded our knowledge of how boys think and feel. In...

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Cat & Nat's mom truths  by Catherine Belknap

Cat & Nat's mom truths

Catherine Belknap

Book

Being a mom is the hardest job out there, with a tyrant boss and no HR to complain to. Cat and Nat tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. With seven kids between them, they get real about...

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The tantrum survival guide  by Rebecca Schrag Hershberg

The tantrum survival guide

Rebecca Schrag Hershberg

Book

Most parents of toddlers and preschoolers know a thing or two about tantrums those epic meltdowns that seem to come out of nowhere. Even though tantrums can be part of "normal" toddler behaviour, they are maddening, stressful, and exhausting. What can...

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No bad kids  by Janet Lansbury

No bad kids

Janet Lansbury

Book

"An effective, respectful approach to discipline requires a new lens, a lens that differs from many of the most common approaches to discipline. No Bad Kids offers that lens, providing practical ways to respond to the challenges of toddlerhood while ...

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The dangerous book for boys  by Conn Iggulden

The dangerous book for boys

Conn Iggulden

Book

The must-have book for boys from 8 to 80. Do you know how to make the perfect paper aeroplane, catapult or water bomb? How to send a message in secret ink? Do you want to amaze your friends and impress girls? From football to fossils and pirates to poker,...

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Hold on to your kids  by Gordon Neufeld

Hold on to your kids

Gordon Neufeld

Book

Hold on to your kids explores the trend of peers replacing parents in the lives of children. It explains the causes of this crucial breakdown of parental influence - and offers compassionate, commonsense solutions.

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Childhood speech and language disorders  by Suzanne M. Ducharme

Childhood speech and language disorders

Suzanne M. Ducharme

Book

"Communication is one of life's most fundamental joys, yet one often taken for granted until it is lost or fails to develop. Yet for millions of children each year, the skills that encompass communication stall or do not emerge at all. Even a mild disorder...

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Surviving adolescents 2.0  by Michael Carr-Gregg

Surviving adolescents 2.0

Michael Carr-Gregg

Book

Surviving Adolescents 2.0 is a straightforward, down-to-earth manual for parents that draws on Michael Carr-Gregg's wealth of wisdom and experience as a child psychologist. Fully updated, this new edition from Michael Carr-Gregg and Elly Robinson ...

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Toddler discipline for every age and stage  by Aubrey Hargis

Toddler discipline for every age and stage

Aubrey Hargis

Book

Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage offers practical, age-appropriate toddler discipline strategies for managing the everyday challenges of toddlerhood and guiding your child to becoming their best self. Toddlers are constantly changing, and they...

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Raising girls in the twenty-first century  by Steve Biddulph

Raising girls in the twenty-first century

Steve Biddulph

Book

Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century is Steve Biddulph’s warm, wise and up-to-the-minute look at how to help your daughter at every age, from baby to teen. Girls today need to be strong, but also keep their hearts open. Steve brings the very best...

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Helping your child with a physical health condition  by Mandy Bryon

Helping your child with a physical health condition

Mandy Bryon

Book

Has your child received a medical diagnosis for a long term illness or health condition? If so, this can be a stressful time for you both. You may have noticed changes in your relationship and behaviour towards your child. For example many parents feel...

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Bare minimum parenting  by James Breakwell

Bare minimum parenting

James Breakwell

Book

The slacker's guide to parenting from Twitter's most popular dad. Overachieving parents want you to believe the harder you work, the better your children your will turn out. That lie ends now. The truth is most kids end up remarkably unremarkable no ...

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After the first six weeks  by Cathryn Curtin

After the first six weeks

Cathryn Curtin

Book

Midwife Cath has delivered more than 10,000 babies over the last 40 years, but her care of mothers and babies doesn't end when they leave the hospital. She strongly believes that all families need ongoing support, particularly in their first crucial year...

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Teen brain  by David Gillespie

Teen brain

David Gillespie

Book

With their labile and rapidly developing brains, adolescents are particularly susceptible to addiction, and addiction leads to anxiety and depression. What few parents will know is that what we think of as the most typical addictions and problematic ...

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Teaching kids to manage anxiety  by Deb Hopper

Teaching kids to manage anxiety

Deb Hopper

Book

Kids today are growing up in a fast-paced world where information and opportunity overload can be overwhelming. Teaching Kids to Manage Anxiety offers parents and teachers simple strategies that can make a massive difference to a child's ability to cope....

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Mothering our boys  by Maggie Dent

Mothering our boys

Maggie Dent

Book

"If we can see the world through boys' eyes a little better, we will make different choices in the way we mother them... and we will find them less confusing, and love them more deeply. Mothers of sons are worried about raising their boys in a world ...

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Bounceback parenting  by Alissa Marquess

Bounceback parenting

Alissa Marquess

Book

Looking for more connection with your kids and more fun, too? Welcome to the Bounceback Parenting League! This insightful and empowering book is more than just another parenting guide. It's a playbook filled withsimple yet powerful "secret missions" ...

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Raising humans in a digital world  by Diana Graber

Raising humans in a digital world

Diana Graber

Book

Sexting, cyberbullying, revenge porn, online predators all of these potential threats can tempt parents to snatch the smartphone or tablet right out of their children's hands. While avoidance might eliminate the dangers, that approach also means your...

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When we remember to breathe  by Michele Powles

When we remember to breathe

Michele Powles

Book

"A conversation about birth, pregnancy and parenting between two mums and writers; one an author and the other a poet, playwright and paediatrician"--Publisher information.

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Mindfulness for children  by Uz Afzal

Mindfulness for children

Uz Afzal

Book

"This inspirational and timely guide is about how mindfulness helps children, why it's becoming more popular and how to do it. It combines practical exercises that children can complete alongside their parents/carers with a fun and engaging commentary...

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Helping your child with fears and worries  by Cathy Creswell

Helping your child with fears and worries

Cathy Creswell

Book

"Does your child suffer from fears and worries that affect their behaviour or keep them awake at night? Fears and worries are very common among children with around 15% thought to suffer from anxiety disorders; the most commonly identified emotional...

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Sexts, texts & selfies  by Susan (Susan Gay) McLean

Sexts, texts & selfies

Susan (Susan Gay) McLean

Book

Cyber bullying, sexting, gaming addiction, online predators - these terms are all too common for today's parents. Children have greater access to social media than ever before and while they intuitively know how to use the technology, their brains are...

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A dad's guide to having a baby  by Dominic Bliss

A dad's guide to having a baby

Dominic Bliss

Book

Practical advice helping new dads prepare for the biggest event of their lives. So your partner's pregnant? If you're like 99% of the male population, two words will immediately have sprung to mind: great and arrrgghhhh! Don't panic, you won't be the...

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The gift of a happy mother  by Rebecca Eanes

The gift of a happy mother

Rebecca Eanes

Book

A supportive guide that gives busy moms permission to care for themselves, from a popular parenting blogger with one million Facebook followers "Would you rather have a perfect mom, or a happy one?" This is the question that popular parenting blogger...

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Parent alert!  by Will Geddes

Parent alert!

Will Geddes

Book

Protect your children from cyber crime, sexting, cyber bullying, phishing, ghosting, grooming, nude selfies, and other internet dangers. You can't shield your kids from the risks if you don't know what they are. Kids spend hours online, confidently e...

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Parent talk  by Wendy Mogel

Parent talk

Wendy Mogel

Book

In this frank and open book, parenting expert of over three decades, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel offers an essential and realistic guide of how to take steps to transform your relationship with your child. Several years ago ...

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The secret art of being a parent  by Bridget Watson Payne

The secret art of being a parent

Bridget Watson Payne

Book

Parenting Tip 1: There's no one right way to be a parent. This entertaining parenting guide is the helpful, bite-size advice you need when you've just had a kid. From a list of what you need in a diaper bag to a loving reminder that sometimes you just...

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Creating compassionate kids  by Shauna Tominey

Creating compassionate kids

Shauna Tominey

Book

"Young children look to the adults in their lives for everything. Sometimes we're prepared for their questions and sometimes we're not. All child development research is clear about the importance of language and conversation in successful childhood ...

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Dyslexia  by Gavin Reid

Dyslexia

Gavin Reid

Book

"Written expressly for parents, and provides the unique insights of a noted educational psychologist on the supportive role parents can play in supporting their dyslexic child. This new edition contains additional sections and up-to-date discussions of...

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The joys and sorrows of parenting

The joys and sorrows of parenting

Book

Being a parent can be one of the sources of our greatest joys. It is also intermittently the cause of some of our deepest sorrows. It is likely that we will spend at least some of the time in despair and confusion, wondering whether it really had to be...

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Raising readers  by Megan Daley

Raising readers

Megan Daley

Book

Some kids refuse to read, others won't stop not even at the dinner table! Either way, many parents question the best way to support their child's literacy journey. When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire...

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The day-by-day baby book

The day-by-day baby book

Book

"This new edition of The Day-by-day Baby Book offers updated, Australia-specific knowledge from a reliable team, including an expert paediatrician, child psychologist, nutritionist, midwife and experienced parents. Watch your baby grow day-by-day with...

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Hippie mamas  by Rita Balshaw

Hippie mamas

Rita Balshaw

Book

Hippie Mamas: A guide to holistic parenting is the ultimate natural remedies manual for expecting, new and established parents. Discover the world of holistic parenting with recipes and practical information involving herbal alchemy, aromatherapy, me...

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They'll be okay  by Collett Smart

They'll be okay

Collett Smart

Book

Collett Smart is a psychologist, teacher, lecturer, writer and a mum of three. She knows professionally and personally that it is crucial for parents to address difficult yet fundamentally important topics with their children and this book tells them...

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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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Babies & toddlers  by Kaz Cooke

Babies & toddlers

Kaz Cooke

Book

"Now you have a baby, what are you going to do with it? Kaz Cooke, the author of the bestselling pregnancy book Up the Duff, has you covered from your very first day with a baby. With reassuring info, helpful suggestions, answers to your worries and ...

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Time to parent  by Julie Morgenstern

Time to parent

Julie Morgenstern

Book

Morgenstern views parenting as the ultimate time-management challenge and shares concrete ways for you to structure and spend true quality time with your kids. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible,...

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The mother of all jobs  by Christine Armstrong

The mother of all jobs

Christine Armstrong

Book

When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to stop work or even work part-time. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard. From the broken breast pumps on business trips, to hiding chickenpox from...

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Kids, sex & screens  by Jillian Roberts

Kids, sex & screens

Jillian Roberts

Book

"Our kids are being exposed to sexual content at a younger and younger age, whether through the Internet, advertisements, or interactions with their peers. When children are exposed to this sexual information without context, or images of a graphic n...

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Smart mothering  by Natalie Flynn

Smart mothering

Natalie Flynn

Book

Psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn has examined all the research on key baby topics such as feeding, sleeping and crying. The result? Smart Mothering, a revolutionary book that separates the facts from the opinions. Find out what research says about the dilemmas...

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Baby's first year milestones  by Aubrey Hargis

Baby's first year milestones

Aubrey Hargis

Book

To celebrate each new development, Baby's First Year Milestones offers a practical month-by-month guide to understanding the major milestones in your child's life. Clear descriptions of major developmental milestones for every month of the baby's first...

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Self harm  by Michelle Mitchell

Self harm

Michelle Mitchell

Book

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a global mental health concern with studies conservatively indicating 10% of young people experiment with self-harm. The ways in which young people self-harm are wide and varied, and a challenge many families now have...

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Healing self-injury  by Janis Whitlock

Healing self-injury

Janis Whitlock

Book

Subtle scars disappearing up a shirt sleeve, unexplained bruises, burn marks. As many as one out of every four young people engage in non-suicidal self-injury, defined as the deliberate destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent. Parents who ...

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Proactive parenting  by Mandy Saligari

Proactive parenting

Mandy Saligari

Book

The pressures faced by children and adolescents today are unprecedented, and the corresponding statistics around poor mental health deeply alarming. Behind every mental health issue, from addiction to ADHD, lies a host of underlying problems that nee...

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What's my child thinking?  by Tanith Carey

What's my child thinking?

Tanith Carey

Book

Make every moment with your child count. Tap into the psychology behind your child's behaviour at every stage of development, and respond with confidence. Find out what your child really means when they say "Look what I've done!", "But, I'm not tired",...

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Under one sky  by Chris Auer

Under one sky

Chris Auer

Book

Under One Sky recounts poignant encounters surrounding birth, breastfeeding, and the life circumstances of families from over 77 countries. As a lactation consultant, Chris Auer met with thousands of women as they began their mothering and breastfeed...

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