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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 kids will be alright  by Robyn Fausett

The kids will be alright

Robyn Fausett

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"We live in an age of anxiety - for both parents and teenagers. The straightforward years of childhood can seem a breeze compared to what teens have thrown at them today. Parents worry about how to help their teenagers deal with sex, porn, gender ide...

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Beginnings  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Beginnings

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

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"BEGINNINGS is modern month-by-month reference guide for parents of 0-5-year-olds. It will answer all the questions that parents have about their baby, toddler and preschooler's physical and psychological development"--Publisher's description.

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Raising Raffi  by Keith Gessen

Raising Raffi

Keith Gessen

Book

"An unsparing, loving account of fatherhood and the surprising, magical, and maddening first five years of a son's life "I was not prepared to be a father-this much I knew." Keith Gessen was nearing forty and hadn't given much thought to the idea of being...

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Dial up the dream  by Colleen O'Grady

Dial up the dream

Colleen O'Grady

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"A daughter's transition to adulthood can be even more stressful on mothers and daughters than the teen years. In this follow-up to her bestseller Dial Down the Drama, family therapist Colleen O'Grady helps you navigate this tumultuous time with an e...

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The loving push  by Temple Grandin

The loving push

Temple Grandin

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"Since the first edition of The Loving Push, the prevalence rate of children diagnosed as autistic has only continued to rise. Greater numbers of kids are transitioning into adulthood with a spectrum label than ever before. Researchers around the world...

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Feeding littles & beyond  by Ali Maffucci

Feeding littles & beyond

Ali Maffucci

Book

"When it was time to introduce solids to her firstborn, Ali Maffucci didn't want to make baby food from scratch or buy expensive premade purées. Enter baby-led weaning (or baby-led feeding)--and Megan McNamee and Judy Delaware, the dietitian/occupati...

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The 5 love languages of children  by Gary D. Chapman

The 5 love languages of children

Gary D. Chapman

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"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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M is for mama  by Abbie Halberstadt

M is for mama

Abbie Halberstadt

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"The narrative around motherhood today can be a real downer. Instead of rallying to uplift each other or rejoining in what God has done in thelir lives, moms often connect over memes about how "kids are the worst." Mother-of-ten Abbie Halberstadt believes...

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The unschooled life  by Lizi Gambell

The unschooled life

Lizi Gambell

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"Are you considering home education? Are you curious about unschooling? The Unschooled Life combines personal storytelling with advice and guidance for any parent on a home education journey. In this book, Lizi Gambell tells how her eldest son became...

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Deliciously healthy pregnancy  by Rhiannon Lambert

Deliciously healthy pregnancy

Rhiannon Lambert

Book

"Backed by science and packed with tasty recipes, this is an accessible nutritional guide to help you enjoy a healthy, happy pregnancy. Explore the science behind your nutritional needs and the impact that your diet can have on pregnancy. With practical...

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Raising kids with hidden disabilities  by Naomi Simmons

Raising kids with hidden disabilities

Naomi Simmons

Book

"When it comes to parenting a child with a hidden disability, everyone seems to have an opinion. Here, Naomi Simmons writes from experience, offering new solutions for when conventional parenting strategies just don't work. Naomi Simmons is the parent...

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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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There's no such thing as bad weather  by Linda Akeson McGurk

There's no such thing as bad weather

Linda Akeson McGurk

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"Bringing Up Bebe meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American ...

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Parent nation  by Dana Suskind

Parent nation

Dana Suskind

Book

"World-class pediatric surgeon, social scientist, and best-selling author of Thirty Million Words Dr. Dana Suskind returns with a revelatory new look at the neuroscience of early childhood development-and how it can guide us toward a future in which ...

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Play + learn activities for babies  by Hannah Fathi

Play + learn activities for babies

Hannah Fathi

Book

"65 essential activities use play as a vehicle for teaching and skill-building. Including chapters on sensory play, fine and gross motor play, imagination and more, these hands-on projects use everyday objects and recycled materials. Each activity re...

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Your roadmap to successful asthma treatment  by Joi Lucas

Your roadmap to successful asthma treatment

Joi Lucas

Book

"A guide for caretakers to managing a child's asthma treatment"--Publisher's description.

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Why smart kids worry  by Allison Edwards

Why smart kids worry

Allison Edwards

Book

""Being the parent of a smart child is great--until your son or daughter starts asking whether global warming is real, if you are going to die, and what will happen if they don't get into college. Kids who are advanced intellectually often let their....

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The diaper-free baby  by Christine Gross-Loh

The diaper-free baby

Christine Gross-Loh

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15-minute parenting  by Joanna Fortune

15-minute parenting

Joanna Fortune

Book

"Parenting through the teenage years can be challenging and overwhelming. With over twenty years of clinical practice, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple and proven 15-Minute parenting model packed with practical,...

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How to talk when kids won't listen  by Joanna Faber

How to talk when kids won't listen

Joanna Faber

Book

"Do you struggle with having honest and open conversations with your child? Do you find yourself not knowing what to say when faced with a tricky topic? From homework hassles to temper tantrums, sibling rivalry to bedtime battles, every parent has felt...

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Dad's guide to pregnancy  by Justin Coulson

Dad's guide to pregnancy

Justin Coulson

Book

"Learn how to be a great dad and partner with this practical, hands-on guide to welcoming the newest member of your family. How does my baby develop over 9 months? What can I do to be supportive during pregnancy and labour? And exactly how sleepless are...

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You'll be a wonderful dad  by Ailsa Wild

You'll be a wonderful dad

Ailsa Wild

Book

"You'll Be a Wonderful Dad is your practical and emotional guide on fatherhood in the lead up and months following the birth of a baby. Once a letter to a dear friend and quickly passed on from dad to dad, Ailsa Wild's warm and encouraging words of p...

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Embrace kids  by Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace kids

Taryn Brumfitt

Book

"Imagine a world where young people don’t feel held back by their bodies. Where we appreciate each other for who we are and what we do rather than what we look like. Body image, and the associated issues of weight, food and physical activity, are hot...

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Self-care for new mums  by Ruby Matley

Self-care for new mums

Ruby Matley

Book

"Many women find first-time parenting both rewarding and challenging, joyful and exhausting. In this warm, wise and practical guide, author and podcaster Ruby Matley shares expert words of advice, simple strategies for tough times and a host of ideas...

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Untigering  by Iris Chen

Untigering

Iris Chen

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"Peaceful parenting is hard enough for the average parent. Imagine trying to do it when you have the instincts of a tiger mother. In Untigering, Iris Chen shares her journey of leaving behind authoritarian tiger parenting to embrace a respectful, rel...

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How to raise an antiracist  by Ibram X. Kendi

How to raise an antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

Book

"How do we talk to our children about racism? How do we teach children to be antiracist? How are kids at different ages experiencing race? How are racist structures impacting children? How can we inspire our children to avoid our mistakes, to be better,...

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Championing your autistic teen at secondary school  by Debby Elley

Championing your autistic teen at secondary school

Debby Elley

Book

"The transition to secondary school can be a daunting time for parents of autistic youngsters, as well as children themselves. Have you selected the right place? What if staff don't really understand your child's needs? Will they adapt sufficiently -...

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The popular girls  by Mary Kaspar

The popular girls

Mary Kaspar

Book

"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, t...

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The nursing mother's companion  by Kathleen Huggins

The nursing mother's companion

Kathleen Huggins

Book

"Solve breastfeeding challenges quickly and safely with this beloved and reliable guide! Breastfeeding is natural, but it can be challenging for new moms and their babies. Hospitals and doctors offices often do not have the time to respond to the man...

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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 todd...

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Family discipleship  by Matt Chandler

Family discipleship

Matt Chandler

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"The most important disciple a parent will make is within their own home, and yet this is the most difficult disciple to make. Family Discipleship by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin helps readers develop a sustainable rhythm of gospel-centered discipl...

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Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons  by Siegfried Engelmann

Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons

Siegfried Engelmann

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"Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong? RAs DISTARreg; is the most successful b...

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Childhood unlimited  by Virginia Mendez

Childhood unlimited

Virginia Mendez

Book

"In 2013, Disney released its most egalitarian film to date - but 59% of all the lines in Frozen are spoken by male characters. - 57% of children's books published annually have central male characters; just 31% have central female characters. Raising...

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Avoiding anxiety in autistic children  by Luke Beardon

Avoiding anxiety in autistic children

Luke Beardon

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"One of the biggest challenges for the parent of any autistic child is how best to support and guide them through the situations in life which might cause them greater stress, anxiety and worry than if they were neurotypical. Dr Luke Beardon has put ...

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Brain-body parenting  by Mona Delahooke

Brain-body parenting

Mona Delahooke

Book

"From a leading child psychologist comes this groundbreaking new understanding of children's behavior, offering insight and strategies to support both parents and children. Over her decades as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke has routinely...

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Baby, unplugged  by Sophie Brickman

Baby, unplugged

Sophie Brickman

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"There's an app or device for nearly every aspect of parenting. But what is living in a tech-saturated world doing to you and your children? Brickman draws on her own experiences as a journalist and parent to try to discover what aspects of technology...

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Practical activities and ideas for parents of dyslexic kids and teens  by Gavin Reid

Practical activities and ideas for parents of dyslexic kids and teens

Gavin Reid

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"This book contains dyslexia-friendly practical activities and ideas that can be readily accessed by parents of dyslexic children and teens, to support their learning in ways that work for them. It includes 70 activities to boost dyslexic learners' r...

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Supporting breastfeeding past the first six months and beyond  by Emma Pickett

Supporting breastfeeding past the first six months and beyond

Emma Pickett

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"This evidence-based guide for professionals covers essential information to help support parents breastfeeding past the first six months, including starting solids alongside breastfeeding, nursing manners, and common problems and challenges. The...

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Answering autism  by Douglas Doman

Answering autism

Douglas Doman

Book

"Imagine if you had a practical, step-by-step plan to help your child with autism or ADD make incredible developmental leaps. A plan that could possibly help a child learn to speak, learn and interact with others. For parents of children with autism or...

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Better parenting with the enneagram  by Ann Gadd

Better parenting with the enneagram

Ann Gadd

Book

"A guide to using the Enneagram for harmonious parent-child relationships. Examines each of the 9 Enneagram types as parents, including how to utilize your type's inherent skills to be a better parent. Explores each of the 9 types as children and tee...

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Milk to meals  by Luka McCabe

Milk to meals

Luka McCabe

Book

"Information and recipes for starting solids for baby, in the most nourishing and supportive way"--Publisher's description.

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High five discipline  by Candice W. Jones

High five discipline

Candice W. Jones

Book

"This positive parenting guide will help you understand how children develop and how discipline shapes not only your child's behavior but their overall health and well-being. With your child's developmental stages in mind, you'll be empowered to create...

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Imperfect parenting  by Dona J. Matthews

Imperfect parenting

Dona J. Matthews

Book

"As parents, we often worry we're making the wrong decisions. The good news is, having a strong relationship with your child means you can make a parenting blunder from time to time, and exercise grace and patience to try again. Written for parents of...

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Parenting in a changing climate  by Elizabeth Bechard

Parenting in a changing climate

Elizabeth Bechard

Book

"What's it like to wake up to the reality of climate change--while also trying to raise small children? As parents, how do we act on our values when we're already exhausted from the day-to-day challenges of parenting? After an unconventional journey ...

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Bully-proof kids  by Stella O'Malley

Bully-proof kids

Stella O'Malley

Book

"We can't always be there to protect our kids as they make their way in the world. What we can do is equip them with the tools they need to ensure they have a positive social experience. Based on many years' experience counselling bullies and targets,...

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Outdoor kids in an inside world  by Steven Rinella

Outdoor kids in an inside world

Steven Rinella

Book

"The average American spends ninety percent of their time indoors, and children are no exception. Not only does this phenomenon have consequences for our kids' physical and mental health, it jeopardizes their ability to understand and engage with any...

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L platers  by Madonna King

L platers

Madonna King

Book

"A must-read guide for parents of teenage girls that explores what our girls need us to know in order to support them through the unprecedented pressures of growing up in today's world. The world is a very different place from two years ago. And the impact...

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Intuitive weaning  by Jo Weston

Intuitive weaning

Jo Weston

Book

"The first intuitive/gentle parenting weaning book by an early years teacher and mum of 3 with a strong Instagram platform (165k). The introduction of solids can be a stressful time and parents put a lot of pressure on themselves to 'get it right'. I...

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How to raise outdoor kids  by Linda Drummond

How to raise outdoor kids

Linda Drummond

Book

"A book filled with activities and practical advice on how to get your kids off their screens and in to nature, backed up with science-based reasons on why it’s so important"--Publisher's description.

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Out of control  by Shefali Tsabary

Out of control

Shefali Tsabary

Book

"Every parent wants the golden key to raising well-behaved, academically gifted, successful, happy children. Embedded in our collective psyche is the notion that discipline is the cornerstone to achieving these goals. This book lambasts this notion, offering...

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Boys should be boys  by Margaret J. Meeker

Boys should be boys

Margaret J. Meeker

Book

"This book helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today's boys to become the mature, confident and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys, rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, playing footy, and pushing...

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Girlhood  by Maggie Dent

Girlhood

Maggie Dent

Book

"The early years of a little girl's life will shape her future in powerful ways. Maggie Dent, Australia's queen of common-sense parenting, has investigated the development period from birth to age eight. Drawing on nearly 5,000 survey results, the la...

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Raising girls who like themselves  by Kasey Edwards

Raising girls who like themselves

Kasey Edwards

Book

"When you raise a girl who likes herself, everything else follows. She will strive for excellence because she has faith in their ability to achieve it and the confidence to pick herself up. She will nurture her physical and mental health because it's...

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The conscious parent  by Shefali Tsabary

The conscious parent

Shefali Tsabary

Book

""Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle ...

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Raising good humans  by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Raising good humans

Hunter Clarke-Fields

Book

"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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Smart but scattered  by Peg Dawson

Smart but scattered

Peg Dawson

Book

"There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also...

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What do I do now?  by Leon Levitt

What do I do now?

Leon Levitt

Book

"'What do I do now?' This is the cry of new parents at home from hospital with their child, alone for the first time and daunted by the responsibility, by the tasks never before performed and by the fear of not getting it right. It is the feeling that...

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The little frog awakes  by Eline Snel

The little frog awakes

Eline Snel

Book

"Parents of toddlers can find themselves overwhelmed and struggling with self-doubt when their child is willful, or is having trouble navigating difficult emotions and circumstances. Mindfulness can help! In The Little Frog Awakes, Eline Snel offers parents...

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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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