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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 parents' guide to managing anxiety in children with autism  by Raelene Dundon

The parents' guide to managing anxiety in children with autism

Raelene Dundon

Book

This guide for parents is a complete introduction to autism and anxiety. Drawing on the author's clinical experience working with children and their families, it provides parents and carers with everything they need to know to help support their child....

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Divorce and co-parenting  by Elissa P. Benedek

Divorce and co-parenting

Elissa P. Benedek

Book

About half of marriages end in divorce, and children of divorced parents experience higher rates of psychological problems. Children's healthy development depends on having continued access to both parents, and Divorce and Co-parenting: A Support Guide...

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Parenting right from the start  by Vanessa Lapointe

Parenting right from the start

Vanessa Lapointe

Book

The baby and toddler years are the most important period for any child's emotional and psychological development. Parents naturally want to do what's best for their kids, but they often struggle to know what that is, especially when dealing with the ...

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Parenting with gumption and grit  by Judy McCarver

Parenting with gumption and grit

Judy McCarver

Book

No one wants to fall out of relationship with their kids. It's easier when they are little to stay engaged with them because they require so much physical presence. On the other hand as they get older and become more self-sufficient, being in relationship...

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Helping your child with friendship problems and bullying  by Sandra Dunsmuir

Helping your child with friendship problems and bullying

Sandra Dunsmuir

Book

A practical and easy to use self-help guide for parents whose children are experiencing problems related to making new friends and facing bullies. Is your child struggling with friendships at school? Have they been the victim of bullying? If so, this...

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Beyond behaviors  by Mona Delahooke

Beyond behaviors

Mona Delahooke

Book

In Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child's individual differences in the context of ...

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Digital life skills for youth  by Angela Crocker

Digital life skills for youth

Angela Crocker

Book

Digital Life Skills for Youth is for parents, guardians, educators, and anyone who wants to be a positive guiding influence on the next generation of digital citizens. General concepts such as digital citizenship and reputation management are discussed....

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The angry child  by Brett J. Novick

The angry child

Brett J. Novick

Book

This book will explore the basis for this growing fury in children and what can be done about it. The reader will look through a systemic paradigm of how we may be able to stem a tide of rage that threatens to drown the society of our youth.

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Parenting the new teen in the age of anxiety  by John Duffy

Parenting the new teen in the age of anxiety

John Duffy

Book

Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the world wide web. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result,...

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The autism discussion page on stress, anxiety, shutdowns and meltdowns  by Bill Nason

The autism discussion page on stress, anxiety, shutdowns and meltdowns

Bill Nason

Book

Anxiety, meltdowns and emotional regulation can be hugely challenging for autistic people. This book is full of proactive strategies for understanding, accepting and respecting the processing differences in autism. It contains tools for reducing sens...

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How to stop losing your sh*t with your kids  by Carla Naumburg

How to stop losing your sh*t with your kids

Carla Naumburg

Book

So, you're losing your sh*t with your kids. You scream, you shout, you snap at them. You're cranky and irritable more often than you'd like to admit. You know how you want to parent; you want to be a calmer, more rational and intentional parent, but no...

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Sleep wrecked kids  by Sharon Moore

Sleep wrecked kids

Sharon Moore

Book

Does your child resist going to bed, wake during the night or get up super early? Do they wake up groggy, despite sleeping for a long time? Do they snore, breathe noisily, or wake in a tangle of bedclothes? Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, or...

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Making more milk  by Lisa Marasco

Making more milk

Lisa Marasco

Book

Cutting-edge discoveries will help you: learn new info about how milk is made, determine if your supply is truly low, find the underlying cause, explore new ways to increase supply.

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Become your child's sleep coach  by Lynelle Schneeberg

Become your child's sleep coach

Lynelle Schneeberg

Book

Become Your Child's Sleep Coach meets that need by giving you a simple plan to coach your children to be wonderful sleepers, as well as methods to deal with bed wetting, sleep walking, night terrors, and other sleep issues. The five-step plan shows you...

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How to raise perfectly imperfect kids and be ok with it!  by Lisa Sugarman

How to raise perfectly imperfect kids and be ok with it!

Lisa Sugarman

Book

Humorist Lisa Sugarman takes her humanistic approach to parenting Gen Z kids and tells it like it is. Sugarman reminds parents that it's okay (and beneficial) for children to confront obstacles, it's okay if your children are not perfect, and it's okay...

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Baby, you're remarkable  by Lorraine Murphy

Baby, you're remarkable

Lorraine Murphy

Book

This is not a one-size-fits-all step-by-step guide - after all, every business, every child, every parent and every family is different. Instead, this book is a refreshingly unfiltered, totally honest and judgement-free account of Lorraine's personal...

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Family, food & feelings  by Kate Berry

Family, food & feelings

Kate Berry

Book

Family, Food & Feelings charts the ebbs and flows of family life through the four school terms. This inspiring, hand-on-heart look at modern families is full of instantly recognisable parenting moments and advice on how to deal with them (be it negot...

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The incredible teenage brain  by Bettina Hohnen

The incredible teenage brain

Bettina Hohnen

Book

Written by a team of leading clinical psychologists, this straightforward book walks the reader through the workings of the teenage brain. Pulling together the latest research, from brain imaging techniques to studies of teen behaviour, the authors provide...

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Winning the math homework challenge  by Catheryne Draper

Winning the math homework challenge

Catheryne Draper

Book

If you've ever been stumped by your childs math homework, this is the book for you. Winning the Math Homework Challenge shares students reasoning, thinking, and even misunderstandings about mathematics to provide you with the opportunity to see math ...

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Better together  by Pam Barnhill

Better together

Pam Barnhill

Book

A book for homeschool families teaching families how to design a part of the homeschool day where the entire family can learn together.

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Real kids, real play  by Alice Zsembery

Real kids, real play

Alice Zsembery

Book

Remember the good ole days? The days when a kid's social network was formed playing kick-to-kick in the street... Where parties consisted of a sock, an egg, a spoon and a donkey's tail. Where we sat by the radio for hours with our finger hovering on the...

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Tell me  by Katharine von der Gathen

Tell me

Katharine von der Gathen

Book

Everything children really want to know about sexuality and bodies and aren't afraid to ask. This book collects questions asked by boys and girls and answers them directly: the questions are real, the answers honest and the images funny. How much sex...

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It's never too late to sleep train  by Craig Canapari

It's never too late to sleep train

Craig Canapari

Book

A revolutionary program that will have everyone - babies, toddler and pre-schoolers - in the house sleeping through the night. When Dr. Craig Canapari became a father, he realized that even three years of 36-hour hospital shifts didn't prepare him for...

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Therapeutic parenting essentials  by Sarah Naish

Therapeutic parenting essentials

Sarah Naish

Book

All families of children affected by trauma are on a journey, and this book will help to guide you and your family on your journey from trauma to trust. Sarah Naish shares her own experiences of adopting five siblings. She describes how to use therap...

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Confident parents, confident kids  by Jennifer S. Miller

Confident parents, confident kids

Jennifer S. Miller

Book

Confident Parents, Confident Kids lays out an approach for helping parents-and the kids they love-hone their emotional intelligence so that they can make wise choices, connect and communicate well with others (even when patience is thin), and become ...

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7 secrets of the newborn  by Robert C. Hamilton

7 secrets of the newborn

Robert C. Hamilton

Book

From the pediatrician who became an Internet sensation with the "Hamilton Hold" in a YouTube video about how to calm a crying baby, comes a one-of-a-kind resource to guide you through the earliest moments of your child's life―and help you to parent with...

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Tricky kids  by Andrew Fuller

Tricky kids

Andrew Fuller

Book

A guide to parents and teachers on how to handle kids of all ages who are determined to get their own way and resist being held accountable. The author outlines their many ploys to deflect answering questions and their various methods of getting their...

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The Unmumsy Mum A-Z  by Sarah Turner

The Unmumsy Mum A-Z

Sarah Turner

Book

From author and massively popular blogger The Unmumsy Mum comes this hilarious, irreverent and searingly candid compendium of parenting experiences. With entries including D is for Desperation, F is for Fish Fingers, S is for Supermum and V is for Vagina,...

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Happy campers  by Audrey Monke

Happy campers

Audrey Monke

Book

Written by a camp owner and mother of five with a masters in psychology, HAPPY CAMPERS shares nine proven summer camp secrets parents can use at home to foster family connection and raise kids who are confident and capable and who become thriving adu...

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Raising children compassionately by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Raising children compassionately

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Book

Nonviolent Communication stresses the importance of putting compassionate connection first. Compassionate parenting can help create a mutually respectful, enriching family dynamic filled with clear, heartfelt communication. An exceptional resource ...

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The double dangerous book for boys  by Conn Iggulden

The double dangerous book for boys

Conn Iggulden

Book

Spark your imagination, forge your own adventures and unearth long-lost skills. In this long-awaited follow-up to his much-loved bestseller, written with his sons Cameron and Arthur, Conn Iggulden presents a brand-new compendium of cunning schemes, p...

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The wonder weeks  by Hetty Vanderijt

The wonder weeks

Hetty Vanderijt

Book

The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward" describes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through...

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You are a f*cking awesome mom  by Leslie Bruce

You are a f*cking awesome mom

Leslie Bruce

Book

In You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom, award-winning journalist and Instagram star Leslie Anne Bruce acknowledges that, yes, motherhood is a total mind f*ck-but then she offers the self-empowerment lessons new mothers need to get through the psychic upheaval...

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Sex, teens, & everything in between  by Shafia Zaloom

Sex, teens, & everything in between

Shafia Zaloom

Book

In the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, issues of consent and sexual harassment are being talked about more than ever before. Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between gives parents, educators, and healthcare professionals the tools they need to raise these i...

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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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ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)  by Rachel Bryant-Waugh

ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)

Rachel Bryant-Waugh

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ARFID Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: A Guide for Parents and Carers is an accessible summary of a relatively recent diagnostic term. People with ARFID may show little interest in eating, eat only a very limited range of foods or may be te...

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Nurturing your new life  by Heidi Sze

Nurturing your new life

Heidi Sze

Book

Becoming a mother brings extraordinary physical and emotional changes to a woman's life, but it also taps into deep instincts and joy. Heidi Sze's message is to surrender to the changes, reject the guilt and accept the imperfect reality of this new l...

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Relaxed homeschooling  by Christine Owens

Relaxed homeschooling

Christine Owens

Book

Is your homeschool full of worksheets and never-ending tasks that are draining the enjoyment of learning from your children? Do you find yourself dreading certain subjects because they only result in tears and frustration? Or maybe your homeschooling...

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Why will no one play with me?  by Caroline Maguire

Why will no one play with me?

Caroline Maguire

Book

Every parent wants their child to be okay--to have friends, to be successful, to feel comfortable in his or her own skin. But many children lack important social and executive functioning skills that allow them to navigate through the world with ease...

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Self-compassion for parents  by Susan M Pollak

Self-compassion for parents

Susan M Pollak

Book

"I yelled at the kids again--and feel so ashamed." "I barely have time to shower, let alone exercise; no wonder I’m so out of shape." "I'm just not the dad I hoped I would be." Parenting is hard. That's why self-compassion is so important. In this em...

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How to raise successful people  by Esther Wojcicki

How to raise successful people

Esther Wojcicki

Book

There are no Nobel Prizes for parenting or education, but if there were, Esther Wojcicki would be the bookies' favourite. Known as the Godmother of Silicon Valley or simply Woj Esther's three daughters have all gone on to huge success in their profes...

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Understanding teenage anxiety  by Jennifer (Jennifer Shay) Browne

Understanding teenage anxiety

Jennifer (Jennifer Shay) Browne

Book

If you're the parent of a teenager experiencing chronic anxiety, this book is for you. Today's teens are high-strung and socially overextended. We shrug it off as a millennial problem, but is it? In a world that encourages the quick fix, instant grat...

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Stand tall like a mountain  by Suzy Reading

Stand tall like a mountain

Suzy Reading

Book

Stand Tall Like a Mountain is specifically designed to help parents empower their children to: - Learn tools for dealing with everyday emotions - Express how they are feeling - Learn about their bodies and minds in easy-to-read and understandable language...

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Jo Frost's toddler rules  by Jo Frost

Jo Frost's toddler rules

Jo Frost

Book

"From the beloved TV disciplinarian and bestselling author of Supernanny comes an amazingly simple five-step program of Toddler Rules to help parents tame tantrums, prevent bad behavior, and create long-term peace and stability in the home. Jo Frost has...

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Special  by Melanie Dimmitt

Special

Melanie Dimmitt

Book

Most of us expect to meander through the motions of love, marriage and (textbook) baby in the carriage, but once in a while life has something a little more special in store. Special is an uplifting, candid companion for those in the early stages of ...

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Baby names 2020  by Eleanor Turner

Baby names 2020

Eleanor Turner

Book

Choosing a name for your baby is really exciting - it can also feel like a huge decision that you're terrified of getting wrong! Never fear: we bring you the very latest news, trends and inspiration in Baby Names 2020. Updated annually, Baby Names is...

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Anxious kids  by Michael Grose

Anxious kids

Michael Grose

Book

Anxious Kids offers parents a new perspective on their children's anxiety, encouraging them to view each episode as an opportunity to empower their kids with the skills to manage anxiety, and thrive. Bestselling parenting author Michael Grose and wel...

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Let's play math  by Denise Gaskins

Let's play math

Denise Gaskins

Book

"Yes, Your Kids CAN Learn Math Without Tears. All parents and teachers have one thing in common: we want our children to understand and be able to use math. Filled with stories and pictures, Let's Play Math offers a wealth of practical, hands-on ideas...

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How to raise a reader  by Pamela Paul

How to raise a reader

Pamela Paul

Book

Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to...

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Socks are like pants, cats are like dogs  by Malke Rosenfeld

Socks are like pants, cats are like dogs

Malke Rosenfeld

Book

Do you want your children to feel like algebra is beautiful, playful, and intuitive? Socks Are Like Pants, Cats Are Like Dogs inspires families and groups to play, solve, talk, and make math-together! The book is filled with a diverse collection of math...

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Raising a screen-smart kid  by Julianna Miner

Raising a screen-smart kid

Julianna Miner

Book

For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world. Most kids get their first smartphone at the same time that they're experiencing major developmental changes....

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Oh crap! I have a toddler  by Jamie Glowacki

Oh crap! I have a toddler

Jamie Glowacki

Book

Toddlers-commonly defined as children aged between two and five years old-can be a horribly misunderstood bunch. What most parents view as bad behavior is in fact just curious behavior. Toddlerdom is the age of individuation, seeking control, and above...

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Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder

Book

Offers an overview of how to care for a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, with information on symptoms, causes, treatments, education, medical care, community resources, developmental milestones, child advocacy, and family challenges.

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You will (probably) survive  by Lauren Dubois

You will (probably) survive

Lauren Dubois

Book

You walk out of the maternity ward with your new baby, looking back over your shoulder, waiting for someone to stop you and tell you you're not qualified to do this. But they don't. They just wave you on your merry way and that's it. It's up to you n...

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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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Families in the digital age  by Toni Hassan

Families in the digital age

Toni Hassan

Book

Smartphones and other interactive devices have turned up the volume on stress and are harming our mental and physical health. They have shrunk the capacity of families to spend time together, and when together, they have increased conflicts. Two-thirds...

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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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