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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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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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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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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

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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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The formula  by Ronald F. Ferguson

The formula

Ronald F. Ferguson

Book

We all want our children to reach their fullest potential to be smart and well adjusted, and to make a difference in the world. We wonder why, for some people, success seems to come so naturally. Could the secret be how they were parented? This book ...

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Wild + free handcrafts  by Ainsley Arment

Wild + free handcrafts

Ainsley Arment

Book

A four-color, photographic resource book of handcrafts and creative activities, providing step by step instructions for parents and children to do together, sparking children's curiosity and wonder.

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101 tips to help your anxious child  by Poppy O'Neill

101 tips to help your anxious child

Poppy O'Neill

Book

One in four children will suffer from anxiety at some point in their young lives. As a parent it can often be difficult to know how best to support your child when they become fearful and worried, and whether their worries are something they can deal...

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The explosive child  by Ross W. Greene

The explosive child

Ross W. Greene

Book

Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting...these are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed,...

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We can all eat that!  by Pam Brook

We can all eat that!

Pam Brook

Book

Combining education, guidance and exciting, fresh recipes the whole family will love, We Can All Eat That! is the food allergy prevention bible that's a joy to use.We Can All Eat That! serves up creative, delicious and informed ideas and recipes for....

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The connected parent  by Karyn Purvis

The connected parent

Karyn Purvis

Book

Parenting under the best of circumstances is difficult, but because of their unique needs, raising children from hard places brings additional challenges. You might discover that traditional techniques that may have worked for you with your birth children...

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50 risks to take with your kids  by Daisy Turnbull

50 risks to take with your kids

Daisy Turnbull

Book

50 Risks to Take With Your Kids is a guide for parents and carers to nurture resilience and independence in kids as they learn to take their own risks. For anyone who wants to combat helicopter parenting and a bubble-wrapped generation, Daisy Turnbull...

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Wish we knew what to say  by Pragya Agarwal

Wish we knew what to say

Pragya Agarwal

Book

Wish We Knew What to Say is a vital toolkit for parents from all backgrounds to talk openly and honestly about race to their children between the ages of 2-12 about race.

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Parenting outside the lines  by Meghan Leahy

Parenting outside the lines

Meghan Leahy

Book

No-nonsense, sanity-saving insights from the Washington Post on Parenting columnist--for anyone who's drowning in parental pressure and advice that doesn't work. Ever feel overwhelmed by the stress and perfectionism of our overparenting culture--and at...

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ADHD  by Debra Burdick

ADHD

Debra Burdick

Book

The most comprehensive ADHD resource available! This practical workbook gives you the most effective, and proven, non-medication treatment approaches and skills. Step-by-step instructions on tailoring psychotherapy to ADHD. ADHD-friendly parenting sk...

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What girls need  by Marisa Porges

What girls need

Marisa Porges

Book

The key ingredient to success for girls isn't confidence or resilience, education or courage. What matters most is how all these elements work together in the boldest way possible. This is What Girls Need, now and for the future. Based on ground-breaking...

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Becoming attached  by Robert Karen

Becoming attached

Robert Karen

Book

"The struggle to understand the infant-parent bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are our personalities formed? How do our early struggles...

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Great family days in  by Claire Balkind

Great family days in

Claire Balkind

Book

Wet weekend? Kids home for half-term? What now?! This book has got you covered with a huge variety of easy, tried and tested activities that make the most of spending quality time together. Whether you're creating your very own melted-crayon masterpi...

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The secret of half-arsed parenting  by Susie O'Brien

The secret of half-arsed parenting

Susie O'Brien

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Searching for permission to drop your standards, ditch the guilt and relax? The Secret of Half-arsed Parenting is a practical and entertaining antidote to the extreme stress of modern parenting. It pokes fun at the unrealistic goals and expectations thrust...

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Parents, this is the one thing you need to know

Parents, this is the one thing you need to know

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Any parent knows raising kids can be as confusing, challenging and maddening as it is profoundly life-affirming. We can't possibly have all the answers, all the time, but there are some parts of parenting you absolutely should not drop the ball on. In...

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The incredible years  by Carolyn Webster-Stratton

The incredible years

Carolyn Webster-Stratton

Book

All children misbehave sometimes! Some children are temperamentally more difficult to parent because they are impulsive, hyperactive, inattentive, or delayed in some aspect of their development. This invaluable handbook use the Incredible Years (R) P...

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Exciting sensory bins for curious kids  by Mandisa Watts

Exciting sensory bins for curious kids

Mandisa Watts

Book

Engage your child in hours of play with Mandisa Watts's colorful collection of sensory bin activities that aid with memory formation, language development, problem-solving skills and more. Perfect for toddlers from eighteen months to three years old ...

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How to raise a man  by Megan De Beyer

How to raise a man

Megan De Beyer

Book

In this era of #metoo, it's evident that something is going wrong with the way men progress from childhood into adulthood, and few realise how critical the role of the purposeful and emotionally empowered mother is in a boy's journey to maturity. Tee...

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Mama, you are enough  by Claire Nicogossian

Mama, you are enough

Claire Nicogossian

Book

A few years ago, Dr. Claire Nicogossian began noticing a trend in her therapy room: Mothers are struggling with the challenging and unexpected emotions that surface during their journey through motherhood. In the confines of a safe, judgment-free space,...

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The bottom line for baby  by Tina Payne Bryson

The bottom line for baby

Tina Payne Bryson

Book

Every baby- and toddler-care decision sends parents scrambling to do the right thing, and often down into the rabbit hole of conflicting advice. Dr. Tina Payne Bryson has sifted through the reliable research (including about all those old wives’ tales)...

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The Montessori toddler  by Simone Davies

The Montessori toddler

Simone Davies

Book

An inspiring, beautifully designed guide for parents of toddlers looking to bring the principles of Montessori education--curiosity, independence, respect--into their daily lives.

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Navigating the way through toilet learning.

Navigating the way through toilet learning.

Book

Toileting is a complex and significant milestone of development and requires clear understanding and empathy from adults to ensure a smooth and healthy transition from nappies to independent toileting.

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Stories of extreme picky eating  by Jennifer (Dietitian) Friedman

Stories of extreme picky eating

Jennifer (Dietitian) Friedman

Book

"Is this normal picky eating stuff, or is there more going on here?" It's a question many parents worry about, and the same question one mom asked Jennifer Friedman in a session about her son Ryder, who struggled to eat more than chicken nuggets and ...

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Homeschooling  by Jennifer Kaufeld

Homeschooling

Jennifer Kaufeld

Book

Interest in homeschooling was booming even before the coronavirus pandemic inspired many parents to consider the homeschooling choice as an alternative to in-person classroom learning. Fully updated with new resources and technologies, this guide is just...

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Elevating child care  by Janet Lansbury

Elevating child care

Janet Lansbury

Book

"Janet Lansbury's advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide. Inspired by the pioneering parenting philosophy of her friend and mentor, Magda Gerber, Janet's influential voice encourages parents and child car...

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Things they don't want you to know  by Ben Brooks

Things they don't want you to know

Ben Brooks

Book

The child-rearing tactics they'd read about in parenting manuals or learned from their own parents were useless. Anyway, how do you punish someone who's already so miserable? Things They Don't Want You To Know is a field guide for confused parents who...

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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 t...

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Baby names 2021  by Eleanor Turner

Baby names 2021

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 2021. Thousands of inspirational name...

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Teach your child to sleep  by Mandy Gurney

Teach your child to sleep

Mandy Gurney

Book

From your child needing a feed in the night to night-waking, this book covers a range of situations, using gentle and persuasive methods. Adapt the programme to your circumstances and see good results in 2-3 weeks. This edition of Teach Your Child to...

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The new parents' survival guide  by Wendy Green

The new parents' survival guide

Wendy Green

Book

No matter how much you long for and plan for a baby, no one is quite prepared for the impact their new arrival has on their life. Learn to thrive (not just survive!) during the early months of parenthood with this guide, which is packed with practical...

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The starting school book  by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The starting school book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

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An indispensable guide for parents whose children are about to start, or have recently started school. Starting school is a huge important milestone for children and their parents. The best school years happen when everyone involved feels happy and e...

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Attachment play  by Aletha Jauch Solter

Attachment play

Aletha Jauch Solter

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Attachment play will help you solve discipline problems with children from birth to age twelve without using punishments or rewards.

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Healthy, quick & easy baby food  by Catherine M. Daugherty

Healthy, quick & easy baby food

Catherine M. Daugherty

Book

Nourish your baby at every stage! It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming to feed your little one. You want fresh, unprocessed foods for your baby, but you need it to be quick and easy. With very few ingredients per recipe, you can have a...

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The essential guide to raising complex kids with ADHD, anxiety, and more  by Elaine Taylor-Klaus

The essential guide to raising complex kids with ADHD, anxiety, and more

Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Book

The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids is a step-by-step guide and coaching book for parents raising kids with ADHD, anxiety, and other challenges, written by renowned ADHD educator Elaine Taylor-Klaus.

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The mindful parent  by Shirley Pastiroff

The mindful parent

Shirley Pastiroff

Book

"With a deceptively simple approach, author Shirley Pastiroff explodes the unhelpful and stressful myths that underpin much of how we parent today. She reveals the beating heart at the centre of what we all long for - a deep and lasting relationship with...

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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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No-drama discipline  by Daniel J. Siegel

No-drama discipline

Daniel J. Siegel

Book

"No drama discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with such tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Based on recent discoveries about the brain that give us deep insights into the children we care for, what...

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Self-regulation and mindfulness activities for sensory processing disorder  by Stephanie M. Foster

Self-regulation and mindfulness activities for sensory processing disorder

Stephanie M. Foster

Book

When children are out of sync with their senses, navigating everyday life can be challenging. Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) can have a harder time interacting with their teachers, peers, and even parents. Self-Regulation and Mindful...

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Worry-proofing your anxious child  by Bev Aisbett

Worry-proofing your anxious child

Bev Aisbett

Book

From the bestselling author of Living with IT and Taming the Black Dog comes a practical guide for parents of anxious children. If your child is too often: seeks reassurance, invents illnesses, avoids interactions, avoids trying new things, becomes e...

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