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Money confident girls  by Julina Ogilvie

Money confident girls

Julina Ogilvie

"Teaching young girls the basics of money management is a powerful gift that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed for a lifetime of financial well-being. In Money Confident Girls, Julina Ogilvie shows how early money lessons and everyday...

Raising mentally strong kids  by Daniel G. Amen

Raising mentally strong kids

Daniel G. Amen

"The book gives parents practical tools to help children of all ages go from behaviors like defiance, meltdowns, and power struggles to being responsible, confident, kind, resilient, prepared to make good decisions, focused and motivated, and equipped to...

The newborn twins sleep guide  by Natalie Diaz

The newborn twins sleep guide

Natalie Diaz

"Parenting twins: Double the joy, double the fun, and double the sleep deprivation! Let the dynamic duo of Natalie Diaz from Twiniversity and Sleep Lady Kim West come to the rescue, equipping you and your adorable twinnies with the ultimate gentle sleep...

Raising a thinking child  by Myrna B. Shure

Raising a thinking child

Myrna B. Shure

"All of us like to think for ourselves. And so do children - if they have the skills to do it. That's why award-winning psychologist Dr. Myrna Shure decided to create a program to give them those skills. It's called I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) and for...

Home truths  by Lucy Blake

Home truths

Lucy Blake

"What makes a good parent? How can sibling relationships survive to adulthood? Should familial love really be unconditional? Dr Lucy Blake looks at how the expectations we have affect and hinder our interactions with family members. Drawing on interviews with...

Underestimated  by Chelsey Goodan


Chelsey Goodan

"In the vein of Reviving Ophelia and Untangled comes a fresh, unexpected, and empowering guide to better understand teenage girls, revealing how their insights can create heartfelt connections and impactful change. Written with warmth and humor, Underestimated...

The nurture revolution  by Greer Kirshenbaum

The nurture revolution

Greer Kirshenbaum

"The latest research in neuroscience and parenting come together in this groundbreaking book, which brings to light new realizations about the power of nurture for our children's mental and physical health outcomes. Greer Kirshenbaum, PhD. is a neuroscientist,...

The opposite of spoiled  by Ron Lieber

The opposite of spoiled

Ron Lieber

"In the spirit of Wendy Mogel's The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's Nurture Shock, New York Times "Your Money" columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo-shattering manifesto that explains how talking openly to children about money...

A+ parenting  by Eva S. Moskowitz

A+ parenting

Eva S. Moskowitz

"Eva Moskowitz has built a national reputation as the founder and leader of Success Academy Charter Schools, one of the country's most highly regarded networks of schools, but while most people know Eva for her success in educating 20,000 mainly low-income...

Why play matters  by Caroline Essame

Why play matters

Caroline Essame

"This accessible book is full of play-based activities to support child development. Grounded in evidence-based practice, it inspires and informs readers to understand play, and offers ideas and practical activities to use with the children in their care....

Parenting anxious kids  by Regine Galanti

Parenting anxious kids

Regine Galanti

"Most parents are not child psychologists and that's why it can be hard to discern what are normal childhood anxieties and what is more problematic . However, even with childhood anxieties, parents can learn how to raise resilient, independent, and healthy...

Play together  by Laura Haver

Play together

Laura Haver

"Rediscover play with over 60 screen-free family activities and games that promote bonding, connection, and growth. Featuring over 60 games, Play Together is your go-to guide for family fun. Based on happiness, play, communication, and emotional intelligence...

The emotional lives of teenagers  by Lisa Damour

The emotional lives of teenagers

Lisa Damour

"An urgently needed guide to help parents understand their teenagers' intense and often fraught emotional lives - and how to support them through this critical developmental stage - from the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled and Under Pressure In...

Baby food bible  by Julia Tellidis

Baby food bible

Julia Tellidis

"Forget about making a separate meal for your baby, the simple recipes in this book are family favourites that everyone can enjoy. Featuring highly nutritional easy meals and snacks, many of the recipes in this book can be made in 20 minutes or less to make...

Childhood unplugged  by Katherine Johnson Martinko

Childhood unplugged

Katherine Johnson Martinko

"Screens are everywhere. Children spend an average of 7.5 hours on digital devices every day with profoundly negative consequences. While some tech may "amplify" real-life experience, the vast majority undermines it by limiting physical activity, creating...

Things I wish I'd known  by Emily Norris

Things I wish I'd known

Emily Norris

"The long-awaited book of tried-and-tested mum hacks, from much-loved influencer Emily Norris. I became obsessed with mum hacks when a friend showed me a game-changing tip during my baby days - that baby vests can be pulled down (not up) in the event of an...

Parenting in progress  by Melissa Wilson

Parenting in progress

Melissa Wilson

"Somewhere between the cosy depths of your uterus and the exit from your birth canal, your newborn loses their paperwork - that booklet with all the instructions and safety precautions, including what the all-important 3 am error message means. You spend the...

Love your kids without losing yourself  by Morgan Cutlip

Love your kids without losing yourself

Morgan Cutlip

"Loving your kids isn’t supposed to mean you completely disappear or get swallowed up by the demands of motherhood. You want to be a great mother. But how do you care for yourself without neglecting your kids needs, feeling overwhelmed by guilt, or succumbing...

An intimate history of premature birth  by Sarah DiGregorio

An intimate history of premature birth

Sarah DiGregorio

"Inspired by the authors harrowing experience giving birth to her premature daughter, a compelling and empathetic work that combines memoir with rigorous reporting to tell the story of neonatology - and to meditate on the questions raised by premature...

Baby making for everybody  by Ray Rachlin

Baby making for everybody

Ray Rachlin

"In Baby Making for Everybody, queer millennial midwives Ray Rachlin and Marea Goodman use their professional expertise to demystify the dizzying process of pursuing parenthood as queer and solo people, offering concrete, gender-affirming advice on topics like...

Evidence-based parenting  by Matilda Gosling

Evidence-based parenting

Matilda Gosling

"A search for 'parenting' returns over a billion unique hits on Google. How can parents know which approaches actually work to support their children to be happy, healthy and fulfilled while maintaining their own sanity? Evidence-Based Parenting draws directly...

Loving adopted children well  by Gary D. Chapman

Loving adopted children well

Gary D. Chapman

"Adoption brings unique challenges. Love and bonding don't always come naturally. There can be emotional distress, frustration, and disappointment. With empathy for adoptive parents, Chapman and Shaler provide an honest and invaluable resource of wisdom, joy,...

The well-trained mind  by Susan Wise Bauer

The well-trained mind

Susan Wise Bauer

"Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child's education by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give...

How to be the grown-up  by Martha Deiros Collado

How to be the grown-up

Martha Deiros Collado

"This book provides clear answers to the FAQs and everyday challenges that we all face as parents, such as: How can I make my child listen to me? Can I stop a tantrum in its tracks? Should I be co-sleeping? What should I do when I lose my sh*t? Discover the...

Play wild  by Rachel Clare

Play wild

Rachel Clare

"Hey! I have a message for you: Come outside! There are flowers to pick, leaves to gather, seeds to collect, moss to pat, rain to smell and earth to dig. Love Nature xx P.S. You are part of the natural world, too! Inside this book, you will discover heaps of...

Bringing up bébé  by Pamela Druckerman

Bringing up bébé

Pamela Druckerman

"The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that...

Family time  by Gary D. Chapman

Family time

Gary D. Chapman

"Based on Chapman's best-selling The Five Love Languages®-an intentional resource for adding love, meaning, and adventure to your family days!You're a committed parent. You love your kids. But even on good days, you can feel tired. Despite our best efforts,...

How to help your child clean up their mental mess  by Caroline Leaf

How to help your child clean up their mental mess

Caroline Leaf

"Every Parent's Guide to Supporting Their Child's Mental Health. Increasingly, children ages 3-10 are struggling with anxiety, depression, and mental health challenges. These can be brought on by many factors--stress at home, upheavals in society, breaks in...

When the whole world tips  by Celia Landman

When the whole world tips

Celia Landman

"Move from helplessness to stability in challenging times through the practice of mindful equanimity. By adopting a spiritual approach to parenting and caregiving, you can protect yourself from burnout, increase your resilience, and develop a greater sense of...

The anxious generation  by Jonathan Haidt

The anxious generation

Jonathan Haidt

"After more than a decade of stability or improvement, the mental health of adolescents plunged in the early 2010s, with rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide rising sharply. The author lays out the facts about the epidemic of teen mental...

The 5 principles of parenting  by Aliza Pressman

The 5 principles of parenting

Aliza Pressman

"Drawing on nearly twenty years' experience, a developmental psychologist, providing expert advice and strategies, helps parents chart a manageable course for raising good humans that's aligned to their own values and their children's unique...

Raising a socially successful child  by Stephen Nowicki

Raising a socially successful child

Stephen Nowicki

"We all want our to children to learn the social skills they need to thrive. Yet many kids are struggling to connect, often with no apparent reason why. What with the steep rise in screen time and the social learning lost to Covid quarantines and school...

Imperfect parenting  by Brittney Serpell

Imperfect parenting

Brittney Serpell

"As every parent from the beginning of time has discovered, kids don't come with a manual. Parenting is a learning journey from beginning to end, and like all learning journeys, it is full of lessons, challenges, questions, tests, mistakes, and messes. But...

Parent differently  by Kathy Koch

Parent differently

Kathy Koch

"Most parents misguidedly prioritize behavior. Why and how to instill character. We want children to grow in humility, gratitude, and respect--for others and themselves. To be brave, compassionate, and joyful--to flourish and live into their God-given designs....

The learning game  by Ana Lorena Fábrega

The learning game

Ana Lorena Fábrega

"How did we conclude that the best way to prepare kids for the future is to cluster them into classrooms by age and grade, forcing them to learn the same things, at the same time and pace, seven hours a day, five days a week, for twelve years? We trust the...

The screentime solution  by Emily Cherkin

The screentime solution

Emily Cherkin

"In The Screentime Solution, Emily teaches parents to become "tech-intentional": using screen-based technologies to enhance, nurture, and align with family values while avoiding, delaying, or limiting screentime that interferes with healthy mental, physical,...

Overcoming dyslexia  by Sally E. Shaywitz

Overcoming dyslexia

Sally E. Shaywitz

"A major update and revision of the essential program for reading problems at any level, incorporating the latest breakthroughs in science, educational methods, technology and legal accommodations. Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder in the world,...

Manners begin at breakfast  by Princess of Greece Marie-Chantal

Manners begin at breakfast

Princess of Greece Marie-Chantal

"The founder of a successful children's clothing line, author of an influential parenting blog, and mother of five children, Marie-Chantal of Greece is constantly asked how she manages to do it all--raise her kids and run her business while leading an active...

How to raise a healthy gamer  by Alok Kanojia

How to raise a healthy gamer

Alok Kanojia

"Is your child spending too much time playing video games? Or are your children are begging you for screen time and you don't know how to help them establish healthy tech habits? Are games causing conflict and arguments? Whatever brings you here, I can help....

The Montessori child  by Simone Davies

The Montessori child

Simone Davies

"From the bestselling authors of The Montessori Toddler and The Montessori Baby, The Montessori Child guides parents in using the principals of Montessori to raise their school-aged children in ways that assist their development and foster a respectful...

Body-confident  by Emma (Parenting coach) Wright


Emma (Parenting coach) Wright

"How do we encourage our kids towards healthy habits without promoting body obsession? For too long, parents have been given an impossible task: keep your kid from getting too fat, while making sure they love their body. In this practical and essential book,...

Bad therapy  by Abigail Shrier

Bad therapy

Abigail Shrier

"From the author of Irreversible Damage, an investigation into a mental health industry that is harming, not healing, American children In virtually every way that can be measured, Gen Z's mental health is worse than that of previous generations. Youth suicide...

Woven  by Meredith (Pastor) Miller


Meredith (Pastor) Miller

"Create space for your children to get to know God in a way that focuses on trust instead of a list of rigid rules. Most Christian parenting books are ready with exact practices every family should follow in order to raise obedient children. In this...

What's my tween thinking?  by Tanith Carey

What's my tween thinking?

Tanith Carey

"Is the pull towards independence and the start of puberty bringing new challenges for you and your 8-to 12-year-old? The answers you seek are here. This practical parenting handbook grounded in evidence-based psychology explores the changes in development...

Toilet awareness  by Sarah Moudry

Toilet awareness

Sarah Moudry

"The foundation of potty learning is respect for the child and their own natural development. Using the Montessori Philosophy, this book explains when to start, how to set-up your bathroom for a successful transition, and includes a step-by-step guide to get...

Brain rules for baby  by John Medina

Brain rules for baby

John Medina

"Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child's brain develops and what you can do to optimize it....

Cooperative co-parenting for secure kids  by Aurisha Smolarski

Cooperative co-parenting for secure kids

Aurisha Smolarski

"Discover how attachment theory can help you better understand yourself and your ex, improve your co-parenting skills, and raise happy, emotionally secure kids! If you're like most parents, you want--more than anything--for your child to feel safe, loved, and...

Wise up  by Karen Duffy

Wise up

Karen Duffy

"Filled with dry humor, sharp wit, and motherly care, Karen Duffy offers timeless pearls of wisdom. When she was diagnosed with a life-threatening neurological disease, she decided that to survive, she had to learn to laugh. In adulthood and motherhood, she...

Helping your autistic child  by Ann Ozsivadjian

Helping your autistic child

Ann Ozsivadjian

"Practical, evidence-based advice for common challenging behaviours and situations involving autistic children, written by an expert in this field. Autism affects about one per cent of the population, and whilst it can present very differently among...

Hard is not the same thing as bad  by Abbie Halberstadt

Hard is not the same thing as bad

Abbie Halberstadt

"Abbie Halberstadt helps parents see how God can use the everyday trials of child raising to radically transform how they view hardship and grow them to become more like Jesus. Amid the toddler tantrums, the mealtime melees, and the backseat blowups, have you...

Little people big feelings  by Gen Muir

Little people big feelings

Gen Muir

"Parenting educator and mum-of-four Gen Muir has helped thousands of families dealing with strong emotions and challenging behaviour in young kids. Fussy eating, bedtime battles, school refusal, public meltdowns, sibling rivalry? Gen shows you how to work with...

Sound and music  by Sally Featherstone

Sound and music

Sally Featherstone

How to talk to kids about anything  by Robyn J. A. Silverman

How to talk to kids about anything

Robyn J. A. Silverman

"What do you do when your child comes to you with a question about anxiety, death, divorce, beauty, or race? Poised to become the quintessential conversation resource for parents, How to Talk to Kids About Anything provides powerful words, actionable steps,...

Normal schmormal  by Ashley Blaker

Normal schmormal

Ashley Blaker

"Ashley Blaker has six children, three of whom have an SEN diagnosis. Between endless meetings, countless therapists, public humiliations, failed playdates, surreal monologues and occasional violence, it's certainly not what anyone would call a 'normal'...

Hidden strengths  by Lynn Kern Koegel

Hidden strengths

Lynn Kern Koegel

"A groundbreaking, long overdue book that explains how to identify your autistic child's strengths and abilities and then use them as a tool for social communication, improved learning, and overall growth. The strengths of children and young adults diagnosed...

The organized home for new parents  by Ría Safford

The organized home for new parents

Ría Safford

"As a new or expecting parent, you're bombarded with seemingly endless advice-from how to nurse or feed your child to how to sleep and potty train them. But conventional guidance misses a crucial aspect of the early years of parenting: how to organize your...

Family fun night  by Cynthia L. Copeland

Family fun night

Cynthia L. Copeland

"More than ever, family time faces stiff competition from other activities: video games, iPhone apps, texting, and social media. Family Fun Night: The Third Edition offers the antidote: tips and advice for establishing weekly family time, as well as hundreds...

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