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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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Rainbow relatives  by Sudi Karatas

Rainbow relatives

Sudi Karatas

Book

A parenting book covering how to open up a discussion with children about an LGBT relative. Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 for gay marriage equality, more and more people are coming out to their families and many parents worry that their children...

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The handmade mama  by Mary Helen Leonard

The handmade mama

Mary Helen Leonard

Book

Many of the everyday products we rely on through pregnancy and baby's first year are actually quite simple to make at home with safe and natural ingredients. Making your own food, homemade skin care products, and everyday objects allows you to choose...

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My kid is driving me crazy  by Tamara Arnold

My kid is driving me crazy

Tamara Arnold

Book

"My Kid is Driving Me Crazy helps mothers thrive while living with a child with mental illness. Mental illness in a loved one sucks! Some days, all moms want to do is stay in bed, because facing reality seems insurmountable. Living with her son, who ...

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The baby bible  by Bec Judd

The baby bible

Bec Judd

Book

What you're not expecting, when you're expecting. Bec Judd has been pregnant quite a lot: three pregnancies, three deliveries and four gorgeous newborn babies. From carrying a baby, delivering it, feeding it and raising it, Bec has experienced almost...

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Feed the baby hummus  by Lisa Lewis

Feed the baby hummus

Lisa Lewis

Book

"Parenting practices vary widely between countries and cultures. For example, in countries such as the Philippines, breastfeeding after age one year is common, and parents can make their own decision about what is right for their family. In Korea, babies...

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The tincture of time  by Elizabeth L. Silver

The tincture of time

Elizabeth L. Silver

Book

Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in medicine. When her six-week-old daughter, Abby, was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sudden seizures, and scans revealed a serious brain...

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Raising boys in the 21st century  by Steve Biddulph

Raising boys in the 21st century

Steve Biddulph

Book

"When published in 1997, Raising Boys was an instant bestseller. Few books have stayed in the hearts and minds of parents everywhere as much as Raising Boys. Now in an increasingly complicated and nuanced world, raising boys to become emotionally strong,...

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Because I said so  by Shari Low

Because I said so

Shari Low

Book

Hilarious, heartfelt stories of a mother and her two sons from egg to empty nest. The era of the yummy mummy has finally gone and in order to celebrate this, Shari Low has taken a baby wipe to the glossy veneer of the school of perfect parenting and ...

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Raising boys in the 21st century  by Steve Biddulph

Raising boys in the 21st century

Steve Biddulph

Book

"When published in 1997, Raising Boys was an instant bestseller. Few books have stayed in the hearts and minds of parents everywhere as much as Raising Boys. Now in an increasingly complicated and nuanced world, raising boys to become emotionally strong,...

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The read-aloud family  by Sarah Mackenzie

The read-aloud family

Sarah Mackenzie

Book

Champions the lifelong benefits of reading aloud to children and offers book lists, strategies, and tools parents can use to form deep and lasting connections with their kids.

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A letter for every mother  by Kara Lawler

A letter for every mother

Kara Lawler

Book

"In A Letter for Every Mother, authors Kara Lawler and Regan Long have written a heartwarming compilation of letters addressed to mothers from all walks of life, meant to celebrate, inspire and commiserate with all stages of the parenting journey. This...

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The self-driven child  by William R. Stixrud

The self-driven child

William R. Stixrud

Book

A clinical psychologist and a test-prep expert combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to outline a case for giving children more freedom to unleash their full potential.

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Baby & toddler basics  by Tanya Remer Altmann

Baby & toddler basics

Tanya Remer Altmann

Book

Baby and toddler basics focuses on parents' top 150 questions, based on pediatrician Dr. Tanya's years in practice. An internet search of these questions could yield dozens of answers, many from dubious sources. Dr. Tanya addresses parents' concerns with...

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A voice becoming  by Beth Bruno

A voice becoming

Beth Bruno

Book

Tips, techniques, and programs for mothers to guide their daughters into womanhood.

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Wits guts grit  by J. (Jena) Pincott

Wits guts grit

J. (Jena) Pincott

Book

"Wits Guts Gritis inspired by the many what-if questions acclaimed science writer and mother of two Jena Pincott asked herself as research on how the invisible forces that shape our minds and health has emerged and grown over the past decade. What if...

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Protecting your child from sexual abuse  by Elizabeth L. Jeglic

Protecting your child from sexual abuse

Elizabeth L. Jeglic

Book

Sexual violence against our children is a real, everyday danger. Unfortunately, not many of us know the right way to think about and address such a sensitive topic. Protecting Your Child From Sexual Abuse empowers parents and educators by providing ...

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Breaking mum and dad  by Anna Williamson

Breaking mum and dad

Anna Williamson

Book

"Struggling to enjoy every aspect of becoming a parent? Hey, guess what, you're normal! Anxious? You are not alone! Anna's book really will help mums and dads get through those tough days of parenting..."--Back cover.

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Understand your kids and enjoy parenting  by Kairen Cullen

Understand your kids and enjoy parenting

Kairen Cullen

Book

Learn to love the ups and downs of parenting. Understand your child and respond better to their needs by following advice from parenting experts. Accepting that every child is unique, Child Psychology offers new approaches to parenting and explains how...

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Oh baby!  by Maria Lianos-Carbone

Oh baby!

Maria Lianos-Carbone

Book

"You read all the birthing books, took the Lamaze classes, and made it through labor (mostly) unscathed, but now the baby is home - and it's a whole new ballgame! There are plenty of books and resources about how to properly care for your new baby, but...

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A guide to sometimes noise is big for parents and educators  by Angela Coelho

A guide to sometimes noise is big for parents and educators

Angela Coelho

Book

"This accompanying guide to Sometimes Noise is Big shows what everyday life is like for a child on the autism spectrum and the types of sensory issues they experience. It offers simple explanations of the issues and advice on how to help children with...

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Parenting without anger  by Renee Mill

Parenting without anger

Renee Mill

Book

"As parents, we all want happy children. Ideally, we'd like to bask in the fun and camaraderie of family life, find it easy to love our children unconditionally and have them love us in return. But when everyday activities like waking up on time, get...

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Helping children develop a positive relationship with food  by Jo Cormack

Helping children develop a positive relationship with food

Jo Cormack

Book

This simple, insightful resource explains how to help children develop a healthy relationship with food. Giving practical guidance on how to support lasting positive eating behaviours in children, it includes valuable information and advice about how...

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Anxiety, worry, OCD and panic attacks - the family edition (Juniors, teenagers and parents)  by Adam Shaw

Anxiety, worry, OCD and panic attacks - the family edition (Juniors, teenagers and parents)

Adam Shaw

Book

From lifelong mental health sufferer Adam Shaw, combined with the expert mind of the talented and leading psychologist Lauren Callaghan, this book is for young sufferers of OCD, anxiety and related depression and their parents. It is cohesively divided...

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How to really love your child  by Ross Campbell

How to really love your child

Ross Campbell

Book

"...Explains the emotional needs of a child and provides you with skills that will help your child feel truly loved and accepted. Using eye contact, affirmation, and spiritual nuturing, you'll learn to really love your child regardless of circumstances."...

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Achtung baby  by Sara Zaske

Achtung baby

Sara Zaske

Book

"When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a...

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No more mean girls  by Katie Hurley

No more mean girls

Katie Hurley

Book

Once upon a time, mean girls primarily existed in high school, while elementary school-aged girls spent hours at play and enjoyed friendships without much drama. But in this fast-paced world in which young girls are exposed to negative behaviors on TV...

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Mothering addiction  by Lynda Harrison author. Hatcher

Mothering addiction

Lynda Harrison author. Hatcher

Book

No one dreams of raising a drug addict. In Mothering Addiction, Lynda Harrison Hatcher tells the heart-wrenching story of her turbulent journey as the mother of a child who desperately struggled with a heroin addiction—a story of the daily tests, con...

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The emotional life of the toddler  by Alicia F. Lieberman

The emotional life of the toddler

Alicia F. Lieberman

Book

"The Emotional Life of the Toddler is the seminal, detailed look into the varied and intense emotional life of children aged one to three. Hailed as zgroundbreakingy by The Boston Globe after its initial publication, the new edition includes the late...

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Parenting kids with OCD  by Bonnie Zucker

Parenting kids with OCD

Bonnie Zucker

Book

"Parenting Kids With OCD provides parents with a comprehensive understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder, its symptoms, types, and presentation in children and teens. The treatment of OCD is explained, and guidelines on how to both find appropriate...

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Flex mom  by Sara Blanchard

Flex mom

Sara Blanchard

Book

"A guide for moms that shows them how to find the balance between being a stay-at-home mom and a working mom without losing their self-identity"--Publisher's description.

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Running with a hurricane  by Chris A. May

Running with a hurricane

Chris A. May

Book

"Running with a Hurricane explores the world of boys learning and identifies the idea of what it means to be 'a' man. It is written from the view of what boys can learn to to make valuable contributions, not only to the household they live in but also...

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Nourish  by Tamar N. Henry

Nourish

Tamar N. Henry

Book

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The real mum's guide to surviving parenthood  by Jen Hogan

The real mum's guide to surviving parenthood

Jen Hogan

Book

The Real Mum's Guide to (Surviving) Parenthood is a real-life, mum-of-seven's perspective on the rollercoaster of parenthood, covering pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, postnatal depression, toddler terrors, the primary school and teenage years, the new...

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The new puberty  by Amanda Dunn

The new puberty

Amanda Dunn

Book

Emily is a happy ten-year-old who wears a size 12B bra and has tampons nestled in her school bag beside her play lunch. She isn't alone. Children are going through puberty earlier than ever before. How does this affect them? What does it mean for the...

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A life. A finger. A pea up a nose  by Sarah Hunstead

A life. A finger. A pea up a nose

Sarah Hunstead

Book

Based on the enormously popular CPR Kids First Aid program, which has empowered thousands of families around Australia. From resuscitation, broken bones, choking and drowning to allergies, breathing problems and everything in between, this essential ...

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Annabel Karmel's baby-led weaning recipe book  by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel's baby-led weaning recipe book

Annabel Karmel

Book

"For over 25 years, millions of families have trusted Annabel Karmel's expertise in feeding. Now, Annabel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book has been designed for parents wanting to explore self-feeding. Championing a flexible approach to feeding, this book...

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Mommy needs a raise  by Sarah Parshall Perry

Mommy needs a raise

Sarah Parshall Perry

Book

Goodbye, Board Room and Legal Briefs--Hello, Dimples, Diapers, and Destruction Women know that raising children will be different from climbing the corporate ladder. But nothing can truly prepare them for the mind-muddling world of motherhood. It doesn't...

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The yes brain  by Daniel J. Siegel

The yes brain

Daniel J. Siegel

Book

"The brain is either in a reactive (no) state, which makes us rigid and self-conscious, putting us on high alert for rules and consequences; or in a receptive (yes) state, which is what enables curiosity and creativity, and fosters resilience. Most t...

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