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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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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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Fathers and daughters  by Madonna King

Fathers and daughters

Madonna King

Book

"What do our girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their daughters?... Award-winning journalist, author and commentator Madonna King has interviewed over five-hundred girls and ...

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The tantrum survival guide  by Rebecca Schrag Hershberg

The tantrum survival guide

Rebecca Schrag Hershberg

Book

"If you are the parent of a toddler or preschooler, chances are you know a thing or two about tantrums. While those epic meltdowns can certainly be part of "normal" toddler behavior, they are still maddening, stressful, and exhausting--for everyone i...

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Nurturing your baby's potential  by Nicola Woollaston

Nurturing your baby's potential

Nicola Woollaston

Book

"Babies are bursting with potential. Each new experience and sensation stimulates their brain and provides pathways for future learning. Interaction and play are the keys to maximising a baby's learning potential in the first year, and Nurturing Your...

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The art of parenting  by Dennis Rainey

The art of parenting

Dennis Rainey

Book

In The Art of Parenting, Dennis and Barbara will help you to experience God's truth and apply his Word in your family by focusing your attention on four crucial elements in your children's lives: identity -- understanding who they are in Christ; character...

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My kids can't eat that  by Christine Bailey

My kids can't eat that

Christine Bailey

Book

"Having a child diagnosed with a food allergy, sensitivity or intolerance can be a daunting prospect. How did it happen? What can they eat? What will make the symptoms worse? And can anything make it better? Award-winning functional nutritionist Chri...

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Mindfulness for children  by Tracy L. Daniel

Mindfulness for children

Tracy L. Daniel

Book

"Introduce your children to the practice of mindfulness so they can learn to reduce stress, regulate behavior and emotions, and develop a positive self-image along the way. Mindfulness and meditation are becoming increasingly integrated into everyday...

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The joyful child  by Susan Mayclin Stephenson

The joyful child

Susan Mayclin Stephenson

Book

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On the other side of chaos  by Ellen Van Vechten

On the other side of chaos

Ellen Van Vechten

Book

"A lawyer turned therapist examines the chaos many families endure when addiction disrupts their lives. Based in part on her own family's journey, Van Vechten explains the science of addiction, the theory of treatment, and the Twelve-Step model of re...

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The slow cooker baby food cookbook  by Maggie Meade

The slow cooker baby food cookbook

Maggie Meade

Book

"You don't eat all of your food out of jars, why should your baby?The Slow Cooker Baby Food Cookbook shows you how to make your own baby food from natural, safe ingredients with flavors you know your baby will love. Not everyone has time to make fresh...

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The miracle morning for parents & families  by Hal Elrod

The miracle morning for parents & families

Hal Elrod

Book

"Ready to Take the Lead in Your Family, and Achieve Your Vision of an Ideal Family Life? The solution is to change what you do first thing in the morning. And that's why you should read The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families: How to How to Bring...

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Help your child deal with stress - and thrive  by Stuart Shanker

Help your child deal with stress - and thrive

Stuart Shanker

Book

"In this ground-breaking parenting book, Stuart Shanker argues that teaching children the art of self-regulation will transform their behaviour by helping them to identify, talk about and manage their emotions. Self-reg, as he calls it, will help return...

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Precious little sleep  by Alexis Dubief

Precious little sleep

Alexis Dubief

Book

"The Expert, Hilarious, and Tactically Comprehensive Baby Sleep Book! Parenting a baby or toddler is the grandest adventure of all when you?re not miserably exhausted. Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website Precious Little Sleep, i...

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Parenting the first twelve years  by Victoria L. Cooper

Parenting the first twelve years

Victoria L. Cooper

Book

"Why is parenting so fraught and so difficult in today's society? There has never been a time when advice was so easy to find and so much help available yet there is also a sense that parents are getting it wrong. This book examines the arguments and...

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The nerdy parent's guide to raising a nerdy child  by Leo (Writer on parenting) Murphy

The nerdy parent's guide to raising a nerdy child

Leo (Writer on parenting) Murphy

Book

Once upon a time, you were a nerdy child, and now that you're a parent, let's make sure your kid can be a nerdy child too! In a world filled with superheroes, wizards, spaceships, and magical telephone booths, everyone should be part of a fandom, and...

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101 things great dads do  by Jay K. Payleitner

101 things great dads do

Jay K. Payleitner

Book

"If being a great dad doesn't come natural to you, welcome to the club. No guy has fatherhood totally figured out and that's okay. What matters is the small, consistent steps you take to show your kids you care and that you are there. Bestselling author...

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Small animals  by Kim (Author and essayist) Brooks

Small animals

Kim (Author and essayist) Brooks

Book

"One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America's culture of...

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Rituals  by Memory Loader

Rituals

Memory Loader

Book

"Intended for parents, teachers, and anyone passionate about creating meaningful and mindful experiences, readers will find delight and inspiration within these colourful pages. Toni and Memory share practical ideas for turning humble routines into t...

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My child's different  by Elaine Halligan

My child's different

Elaine Halligan

Book

"With contributions from parenting expert Melissa Hood. Drawing lessons from the transformational journey of a young man who was written off by society but went on to become a budding entrepreneur, My Child's Different explores the enabling role that...

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Young gums  by Beth Bentley

Young gums

Beth Bentley

Book

Super-easy, super-tasty weaning recipes you'll love to eat yourself. Including meal planners and over 60 recipes for both baby and mum, here are healthy, flavoursome recipes for a happy baby.

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The grandfamily guidebook  by Andrew Adesman

The grandfamily guidebook

Andrew Adesman

Book

"Provides guidance to the millions of grandparents who raise their grandchildren because addiction, mental health problems, incarceration, or immaturity leave the birth parents unfit. Offers insights from experts and grandparents about the new family...

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The 5 foundations of successful teens  by Mark J. (Mark Joseph) Luciano

The 5 foundations of successful teens

Mark J. (Mark Joseph) Luciano

Book

"Are you concerned that your child's grades aren't reflecting their potential? Are you worried that they have fallen into self-destructive patterns that could influence the rest of their lives? Research has repeatedly shown that an alarming percentage...

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Raising children with grit  by Laila Y. Sanguras

Raising children with grit

Laila Y. Sanguras

Book

"Parents want to raise happy, successful children, and Raising Children with Grit has the tools to help achieve that goal. Grit, the combination of passion and perseverance, has more of an influence on success than cognitive ability. By focusing on.....

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From daughter to woman  by Kim McCabe

From daughter to woman

Kim McCabe

Book

"The teen years are tough - for teens and for parents. Many parents dread the moodiness, dishonesty, preference of friends over family, exam stress, and the push for greater independence. Mothers have a pivotal role to play; this is a guidebook for parents...

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Weaning  by Annabel Karmel

Weaning

Annabel Karmel

Book

Wean your baby confidently and safely, with guidance from bestselling baby and child nutrition author, Annabel Karmel. Weaning guides you through every aspect of weaning your baby, with advice on when to start weaning, which foods to introduce first,...

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Baby body language  by Emma Howard

Baby body language

Emma Howard

Book

From the moment theyre born, babies have an arsenal of "parent-trapping weapons" at their disposal, from their large eyes to their ability to give simple signs of recognition. Understanding these telltale postures and gestures can make you a more eff...

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Cracking the boy code  by Adam J. Cox

Cracking the boy code

Adam J. Cox

Book

"Drawing on thousands of hours of one-on-one counseling, Cracking the Boy Code explains boys' psychological needs and how to use specific, clearly explained techniques for effective communication. Includes the crucial role of non-verbal cues, motivating...

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The busy parent's guide to managing anxiety in children and teens  by Laurie Hollman

The busy parent's guide to managing anxiety in children and teens

Laurie Hollman

Book

"Do you know the signs of generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessional compulsive behavior or separation anxiety? In this book, vignettes of this wide range of anxiety states in children and teens are discussed along with how to help these kids master...

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The busy parent's guide to managing anger in children and teens  by Laurie Hollman

The busy parent's guide to managing anger in children and teens

Laurie Hollman

Book

In this book, healthy expressions of anger are discussed, as well as, when kids repeatedly say "No", experience temper tantrums, and have angry reactions in interpersonal situations. The book illustrates how parents help children and teens master the...

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What your ADHD child wishes you knew  by Sharon Saline

What your ADHD child wishes you knew

Sharon Saline

Book

"A veteran psychologist presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life You've read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you're still struggling with everyday issues...

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Minimize injury, maximize performance  by Tommy John

Minimize injury, maximize performance

Tommy John

Book

"Dr. Tommy John's unique program: a diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury- and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport. Beginning as early as age 6 and continuing through the teenage years and...

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Awake at 3 a.m.  by Suzannah Neufeld

Awake at 3 a.m.

Suzannah Neufeld

Book

"Pregnancy and new motherhood are often thought of as the most joyful, exciting, and blissful times in your life--but they can also be difficult and overwhelming. Yoga therapy offers practical mind-body tools (simple breath, movement, and mindfulness...

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Tech generation  by Mike Brooks

Tech generation

Mike Brooks

Book

"[This book] guides parents in teaching their children how to reap the benefits of living in a digital world while also preventing its negative effects. Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, a...

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Differently wired  by Deborah Reber

Differently wired

Deborah Reber

Book

"Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are--these are what Deborah Reber is calling the "differently wired" kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, giftedness, an...

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The motherhood

The motherhood

Book

Letters from new mothers about the first six weeks after giving birth. Contributors include Clare Bowditch, Clementine Ford and Zoe Foster Blake.

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Daddy blues  by Mark Williams

Daddy blues

Mark Williams

Book

Mark Williams led a content life; from a working-class background, he worked his way up into a promising career and then met the love of his life. When his wife Michelle fell pregnant, it seemed as though everything had fallen into place for them. Ex...

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Roots and wings  by Dan Mager

Roots and wings

Dan Mager

Book

"Quality parenting doesn't happen by accident or coincidence--it necessitates conscious awareness and intentional effort. Designed to guide parents in recovery so they can nurture healthy family dynamics through mindfulness, Roots and Wings will help...

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The 7pm to 7am sleeping baby routine  by Charmain Mead

The 7pm to 7am sleeping baby routine

Charmain Mead

Book

"Help your baby sleep through the night without any tears. The early months with a new baby are exciting and magical, but can be very emotional and exhausting if sleep is disturbed night after night. Baby sleep guru Charmian Mead's flexible plan, de...

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