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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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Parental as anything  by Maggie Dent

Parental as anything

Maggie Dent

Book

"A common-sense guide to raising happy, healthy kids - from toddlers to tweens. How much screen time should you let your primary-school children have? How do you talk to your teenager about sex? What can you do when your kid throws a tantrum? Why should...

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Sincerely, your autistic child

Sincerely, your autistic child

Book

"A diverse collection of autistic voices that highlights how parents can avoid common mistakes and misconceptions, and make their child feel truly accepted, valued, and celebrated for who they are. From childhood and education to culture, gender identity,...

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Wild + free nature  by Ainsley Arment

Wild + free nature

Ainsley Arment

Book

""Giving Children time to explore, discover, and play in nature brings endless delight. Whether you want to rediscover the power of nature or you already chase down every adventure, this book is for you. Ainsley Arment and the Wild + Free community...

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The single mother's social club  by Jacinta Tynan

The single mother's social club

Jacinta Tynan

Book

"So, this isn't at all what you had in mind, or where you thought you'd end up... as a single parent, raising kids on your own. Battling the inevitable day to day grind, making tough decisions while making dinner. Helping with homework, shoelaces and...

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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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The uncontrollable child  by Matis Miller

The uncontrollable child

Matis Miller

Book

"Is your child extremely irritable most of the time? Do they have difficulty interpreting social cues? Are they impulsive and prone to outbursts or explosive rages? Parenting a child who has emotional dysregulation can be a bumpy ride. You've probably...

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Opening minds  by Selma Wassermann

Opening minds

Selma Wassermann

Book

"With the 2020 closing of schools, libraries, playgrounds, etc children have been forced to spend a lot of time at home. This has left parents trying to juggle their own schedules to provide educational opportunities for them so that they will not fall...

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Why first-borns rule the world and later-borns want to change it  by Michael Grose

Why first-borns rule the world and later-borns want to change it

Michael Grose

Book

"There are many factors affecting a child's personality and the adult they become, but the least understood is birth order. Why is it that children in a family can share the same gene pool, a similar socio-economic environment and experience similar ...

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Taking the stress out of homework  by Abby Freireich

Taking the stress out of homework

Abby Freireich

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"Taking the Stress out of Homework breaks down for parents exactly when and how to offer homework support. Whether your child's stress point is executive functioning--the ability to plan or organize--or a subject-specific struggle in math, reading, writing,...

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Raising boys with ADHD  by Mary Anne Richey

Raising boys with ADHD

Mary Anne Richey

Book

"The second edition of the best-selling "Raising Boys With ADHD" features the latest information on research and treatment for boys with ADHD, empowering parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond"--Publisher's description...

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Parent like it matters  by Janice Johnson Dias

Parent like it matters

Janice Johnson Dias

Book

"An accessible blueprint to embolden our daughters to be critical thinkers, fearless doers, and joyful change agents for our future--from the proud mother of teen activist Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Can we teach our daughters to change...

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Love-centered parenting  by Crystal Paine

Love-centered parenting

Crystal Paine

Book

"The anxiety of messing up your kids is real. A mom of four, NYT bestselling author Crystal Paine shares her struggles in parenting and the life-changing lessons that God has been teaching her about focusing on raising kids with love and grace instead...

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Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be a-holes  by Karen (Blogger) Alpert

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be a-holes

Karen (Blogger) Alpert

Book

"As fans of Karen Alpert's beloved parenting blog Baby Sideburns know, sometimes kids act like real a-holes, whether it's throwing tantrums at the grocery store, or kicking the airplane seat in front of them, or refusing to brush their teeth at night....

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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 new teen age  by Ginni Mansberg

The new teen age

Ginni Mansberg

Book

"The GP and the psychologist combine forces to share evidence-based strategies for raising today's tweens and teens to feel confident and strong. Why are today's parents feeling like failures, worried that their teens will 'go off the rails', won't get...

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The scaffold effect  by Harold S. Koplewicz

The scaffold effect

Harold S. Koplewicz

Book

"Prevent and counteract the general anxiety and emotional fragility prevalent in children and teenagers today - a new parenting philosophy and strategies that give children the tools to flourish on their own. Just as sturdy scaffolding is necessary w...

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Allergy sense  by Megan Faure

Allergy sense

Megan Faure

Book

"Showing you how to prevent the development of allergies during pregnancy, how to identify allergies at all ages, and how to cook delicious meals that are free of various ingredients, this comprehensive guide and cookbook advocates a sensory-based way...

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Raising your kids without losing your cool  by Shantelle Bisson

Raising your kids without losing your cool

Shantelle Bisson

Book

"Harried mother of three Shantelle Bisson guides you through raising a family all while keeping your cool! Baby has just arrived, your world has been turned upside down, and, well, you're just not as cool as you used to be. Not to worry: Shantelle--mother...

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Weaning sense  by Megan Faure

Weaning sense

Megan Faure

Book

"Weaning Sense demystifies the weaning world and helps you grow healthy tummies and happy babies (and mums) in no time! Packed full of delicious recipes, this book will help you feel less stressed and more informed when it comes to introducing your baby...

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The Montessori baby  by Simone Davies

The Montessori baby

Simone Davies

Book

"It's time to change the way we see babies. Drawing on principles developed by the educator Dr Maria Montessori, The Montessori Baby shows how to raise your baby from birth to age one with love, respect, insight, and a surprising sense of calm. Cowritten...

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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 tennis parent's bible  by Frank Giampaolo

The tennis parent's bible

Frank Giampaolo

Book

"The Tennis Parent's Bible is a comprehensive survival guide to becoming a world class tennis parent or coach. This book opens the door to hundreds of hours of player specific instruction, while saving thousands of dollars, time and anguish. The Tenn...

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Generation Alpha  by Mark McCrindle

Generation Alpha

Mark McCrindle

Book

"From renowned social research experts Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell come the insights and answers we need to help our switched-on, 21st-century kids thrive. Generation Alpha are the most globally connected generation of children ever. Covering those...

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The world's best dad after divorce  by Paul Mandelstein

The world's best dad after divorce

Paul Mandelstein

Book

"Whether sudden or years in the making, divorce can leave families with a lot of pain and uncertainty -- and with the children in the mix, the stakes are even higher. Enter author Paul Mandelstein, the divorced father of four children and founder of the...

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The little book of mum

The little book of mum

Book

"A sentimental celebration of the power of a mother's love. Brimming with messages of love, practical tips, inspiring quotes, heartfelt reflections and funny anecdotes, The Little Book of Mum is the ultimate ode to the highs and lows of motherhood. Mum,...

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Flourish for mums  by Sonia Bestulic

Flourish for mums

Sonia Bestulic

Book

"This book is a warm hug for mothers. Motherhood is a personal journey of self-discovery. A mix of feeling delight and wonder, to challenged and overwhelmed – often, all in one day! FLOURISH for Mums is your perfect companion to cultivate 21 healthy ways...

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The first three months

The first three months

Book

"Gentle, expert advice for the parents of newborns, from Australia's largest and most trusted parent-support organisation. The first twelve weeks of a baby's life can be a challenge for any new parent. Tresillian's experienced, expert advice will guide...

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The big book of plant-based baby food  by Tamika L. Gardner

The big book of plant-based baby food

Tamika L. Gardner

Book

"Every parent wants to make sure their baby is eating the freshest, healthiest food possible, whether their baby is eating mashes and purees or simple finger foods. The big book of plant-based baby food makes preparing baby food easier than ever with...

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Breaking free of child anxiety and OCD  by Eli R. Lebowitz

Breaking free of child anxiety and OCD

Eli R. Lebowitz

Book

This is a question I get asked very frequently by parents of children and adolescents coping with elevated anxiety. This book answers that question by saying, "YOU can help your child!" If you are the parent of a child with anxiety or obsessive-compu...

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Thrivers  by Michele Borba

Thrivers

Michele Borba

Book

The difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down not to grades or test scores, but to seven character traits -- confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance, and optimism. These traits will allow kids...

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Mama Bear apologetics

Mama Bear apologetics

Book

Mama Bear Apologetics™ is the book you've been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical...

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Healing your child's brain  by Matthew Newell

Healing your child's brain

Matthew Newell

Book

Diagnosis is not destiny. Autism. ADHD. Learning difficulties. Epilepsy. Cerebral palsy. Traumatic brain injury. From the moment your child is diagnosed with a special needs condition, you are plunged into a world of doctors, specialists, and therapists....

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The complete guide to therapeutic parenting  by Jane Mitchell

The complete guide to therapeutic parenting

Jane Mitchell

Book

This is the go-to guide for practitioners, parents and carers who want to expand their understanding and skills for therapeutic parenting - a deeply nurturing parenting style particularly effective for children who have experienced trauma or adversity....

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If I have to tell you one more time--  by Amy McCready

If I have to tell you one more time--

Amy McCready

Book

"McCready presents a nag- and scream-free program for compassionately, yet effectively, correcting children's bad behavior. In this invaluable book, McCready shows parents how an understanding of the psychological theory espoused by Alfred Adler can put...

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Third culture kids  by David C. Pollock

Third culture kids

David C. Pollock

Book

In this 3rd edition of the ground-breaking, global classic, Ruth E. Van Reken and Michael V. Pollock, son of the late original co-author, David C. Pollock have significantly updated what is widely recognized as The TCK Bible. Emphasis is on the modern...

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The bonsai student  by Judith Y. Locke

The bonsai student

Judith Y. Locke

Book

In her work as a clinical psychologist, researcher and former teacher, Dr Judith Locke has seen a disturbing link between high levels of parental effort and poor outcomes for children. Nowhere is this trend more obvious than in schools, where parents...

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Turn autism around  by Mary Lynch Barbera

Turn autism around

Mary Lynch Barbera

Book

Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age. This book is for parents of young children aged one-to-five years who are passionate about helping their child as well as learning how they can return their lives to as...

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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 a...

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Thrive  by Tom Harrison

Thrive

Tom Harrison

Book

When Dr Tom Harrison, a leading expert in the field of character education and the Internet, bought his daughter her first smartphone, a major milestone had been reached: she had entered the 'cyber-world'. Harrison no longer needed to know what to think;...

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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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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 Between...

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No shame  by Lea Lis

No shame

Lea Lis

Book

Shame-Less is a practical, straight-forward and modern guide to help parents and caregivers talk to their kids about sexuality and healthy relationships. Double board-certified and world renowned, New York child psychiatrist, Dr. Lea Lis turns shameful...

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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.

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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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Ten-ager  by Madonna King

Ten-ager

Madonna King

Book

An important book that shows that 10 is the new start of a girl's teenage years. It raises the issues our girls might not be talking about publicly, and guides their parents on how experts believe we should deal with it. At ten, we know how girls are...

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Raising exceptional children  by Marianne (Special education consultant) Young

Raising exceptional children

Marianne (Special education consultant)...

Book

A comprehensive guide to embracing your child's differences and putting them on the right path. Parenting a child with special needs doesn't work with a one-size-fits-all plan; it requires a strategy toolbox. Raising Exceptional Children is a thoughtful...

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The book you read to teach your children  by Katie Tollitt

The book you read to teach your children

Katie Tollitt

Book

Are you worried your child has fallen behind while schools have been closed? Do you want to support your child's learning at home but worry that everyone just ends up stressed and switches off? Could this be doing more harm than good? It's time to let...

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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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12 principles for raising a child with ADHD  by Russell A. Barkley

12 principles for raising a child with ADHD

Russell A. Barkley

Book

From his decades of research and work with thousands of families, leading authority Russell A. Barkley knows how overwhelming the everyday challenges of ADHD can be. This unique book guides parents to help their child or teen thrive and keep their lo...

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Help, I'm failing as a mom  by Tanya Trevett

Help, I'm failing as a mom

Tanya Trevett

Book

Help, I'm Failing as a Mom! helps mothers handle their child's mood disorder without feeling like a failure as a parent. Tanya Trevett is a mental health coach, teacher, and certified Reiki and IET® Practitioner, as well as the mother of three daughters...

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My happy mind  by Laura Earnshaw

My happy mind

Laura Earnshaw

Book

When Laura Earnshaw found out her son was struggling with anxiety at school, she was shocked to discover there was no support available for him. As a leading global HR executive specializing in helping people thrive, she decided to take matters into her...

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Never let go  by Suzanne Alderson

Never let go

Suzanne Alderson

Book

How to help your child with mental illness through partnering, not parenting. Never Let Go is a supportive and practical guide for parents looking after a child with a mental illness. Suzanne Alderson understands the agonising struggle of bringing a child...

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The adoptive parents' handbook  by Barbara Cummins Tantrum

The adoptive parents' handbook

Barbara Cummins Tantrum

Book

The essential guide to parenting adopted and foster kids learn to create felt safety, heal attachment trauma, and navigate challenging behaviors and triggers. Parenting an adopted or foster child is a joyful, exciting, and beautiful experience. It can...

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Supporting young children through change and everyday transistions  by Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Supporting young children through change and everyday transistions

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Book

Explaining the importance of supporting children through change for their wellbeing and social and emotional development, this practical guide gives early years practitioners and parents the tools to help children cope with change and everyday transitions....

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The artful parent  by Jean Van't Hul

The artful parent

Jean Van't Hul

Book

Bring out your children's creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore...

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The connected parent  by John G. (John Gorham) Palfrey

The connected parent

John G. (John Gorham) Palfrey

Book

Today's teenagers spend an average of nine hours per day with their noses immersed in the glow of their screens. Tweens are not far behind, at six hours a day. Parents of this new, ultra-connected generation struggle with decisions completely new to ...

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