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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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Talk with your kids about things that matter  by Michael Parker

Talk with your kids about things that matter

Michael Parker

Book

"Start talking with your kids about things that matter. Never has there been a greater need for young people to understand society and their role in the world. This handbook helps parents to ask the right questions and start important conversations to...

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Prizeworthy  by Mitch Abblett

Prizeworthy

Mitch Abblett

Book

"It's well-known and documented that using mindfulness skills can enhance the quality of our interpersonal communication. Taking mindfulness one step further-by adding validation and compassionate presence-we have the opportunity to bring real connection...

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OMG it's twins!  by Alison Perry

OMG it's twins!

Alison Perry

Book

"You're having twins don't panic! There's little that will prepare you for the moment you hear the words- "You're having twins!" You might feel shocked, delighted, scared, horrified, amused or a mixture of all of the above. As a twin mum herself, awa...

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Bringing up bookmonsters  by Amber Ankowski

Bringing up bookmonsters

Amber Ankowski

Book

"Teaching your child to read is monstrously important, and there's no better way to do it than with everyday opportunities for laughter and play. The Ankowskis share tips to help you help your child develop an insatiable appetite for reading-- and have...

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No perfect parents  by Dave Wilson

No perfect parents

Dave Wilson

Book

"Raising kids with hearts for Christ is a challenge, but it's a challenge you can do. National hosts of FamilyLife Today, Dave and Ann Wilson present No Perfect Parents, a funny and engaging dialogue between their whole family with helpful applications...

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Raising resilient kids  by Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

Raising resilient kids

Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

Book

"Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, a mom of three children and a professor of public health, set out to discover how to promote health and well-being, beginning in childhood. Living in a community known worldwide for the unusual resilience and longevity of its ...

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Raising feminist boys  by Bobbi Wegner

Raising feminist boys

Bobbi Wegner

Book

"As parents, we all want to raise kind and loving kids who will grow up to be conscentious adults. But in a world still steeped in gender inequality and sexual violence, it's become more and more clear that we can't just teach girls to protect themselves....

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How to build a human  by Emma Byrne

How to build a human

Emma Byrne

Book

"Looking after children can be overwhelming, especially when a lot of people say they have the 'right' answer. But what if, instead of following instructions, you parented like a scientist? What if you took the available evidence-based information, and...

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You look tired  by Jenny True

You look tired

Jenny True

Book

"You Look Tired is a totally honest, tell-it-like-it-is guide for new moms who don't want any more advice. Writing as Jenny True on her "Excruciatingly Personal Mommy Blog" and in the "Dear Jenny" column on Romper, Jenny has been called the "postpart...

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The discontented little baby book  by Pamela (Physician) Douglas

The discontented little baby book

Pamela (Physician) Douglas

Book

"A revolutionary new approach to caring for your baby from a respected Australian GP. Did you know there are things that you can do to help your baby cry and fuss less? Did you know that many parents' nights are unnecessarily disrupted? Are you longing...

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How to grow a baby  by Amy Hammer

How to grow a baby

Amy Hammer

Book

"People have probably told you (usually over and over) that having a baby can be hard. Pregnancy can be uncomfortable, birth almost unbearably painful, breastfeeding challenging and nights long and sleepless. And while some of these were sometimes true...

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The breakaway  by Thomas W. Welch

The breakaway

Thomas W. Welch

Book

"The Breakaway" is a must have resource for any parent or provider looking for a concrete and realistic approach for guiding their neurodiverse teen into young adulthood. Inspired by the many families with whom the author has worked, the title refers...

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Mom-spiration  by Karla Marie Williams

Mom-spiration

Karla Marie Williams

Book

""Dream openly, boldly, and courageously in front of your children." Have you given up a God-given dream in the name of motherhood-martyrdom? Did you know that motherhood and living your dreams can co-exist? Karla shares her experience and heart as she...

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The family firm  by Emily Oster

The family firm

Emily Oster

Book

"In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular a...

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Father figure  by Jordan Shapiro

Father figure

Jordan Shapiro

Book

"There are hundreds of books on parenting, and with good reason—becoming a parent is scary, difficult, and life-changing. But when it comes to books about parenting identity, rather than the nuts and bolts of raising children, nearly all are about what...

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All about the baby sleep solution  by Lucy Wolfe

All about the baby sleep solution

Lucy Wolfe

Book

"When it comes to baby sleep, Lucy Wolfe has seen - and solved - it all. Her stay-and-support approach has helped thousands of parents achieve the holy grail of babyhood - a full night's sleep. But even with the best routine things can go awry, so in...

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Baby-led weaning made easy  by Simone Ward

Baby-led weaning made easy

Simone Ward

Book

"More and more families are turning to baby-led weaning to help their babies shift toward eating solid foods. But if you're a busy parent, you might have lots of questions and precious little time to find the answers. Let this book be your one-stop g...

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How children learn  by John Caldwell Holt

How children learn

John Caldwell Holt

Book

"In this enduring classic, John Holt observes how children actually learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how, as adults, we can best encourage these natural abilities in our children"--Publisher's description.

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Workparent  by Daisy Dowling

Workparent

Daisy Dowling

Book

"An all-in-one resource for every working mother and father. Sure, there are plenty of parenting books out there. But as working moms and dads, we've never had a trusted, go-to guide all our own-one that coaches us on how to do well at work, be the loving...

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Free-range kids  by Lenore Skenazy

Free-range kids

Lenore Skenazy

Book

"FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy's piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each...

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The explosive child  by Ross W. Greene

The explosive child

Ross W. Greene

Book

"Now in a revised and updated 6th edition, the groundbreaking, research-based approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other challenging behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in...

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Taking the stress out of homework  by Abby Freireich

Taking the stress out of homework

Abby Freireich

Book

"Taking the Stress out of Homework breaks down for parents exactly when and how to offer homework support. Whether your child's stress point is executive functioning--the ability to plan or organize--or a subject-specific struggle in math, reading, writing,...

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How to raise a global citizen  by Anna Davidson

How to raise a global citizen

Anna Davidson

Book

"A cheerful, optimistic handbook for parents and carers shaping the next generation of responsible global citizens - ready to change the world for the better! Our children have the energy, capacity, and passion to create and nurture a global culture in...

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Speech therapy for 0-5 year olds  by Helen Oakmoor

Speech therapy for 0-5 year olds

Helen Oakmoor

Book

"Can your child share a simple turn-taking game without having a tantrum? Can your child understand simple instructions? Can your child express their needs without getting frustrated? Can you understand what your child wants, without guessing? If you...

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No longer little  by Hal Young

No longer little

Hal Young

Book

"Practical help. Real encouragement. Just what you need to cope with emotional meltdowns, motivate them to get school done, answer their spiritual questions, and most of all, protect your relationship with your eight to fourteen year olds"--Publisher...

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Body happy kids  by Molly Forbes

Body happy kids

Molly Forbes

Book

"We are not born hating our bodies. Make sure your kids never do. No parent wants their child to grow up with anything less than wholehearted confidence in themselves, but sadly research shows that over half of 11 to 16 year-olds regularly worry about...

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Raising good humans  by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Raising good humans

Hunter Clarke-Fields

Book

"As a parent you strive to model kindness, compassion, and patience when interacting with your children. But no parent is perfect, and in difficult or stressful moments, you may react to your kids in ways that don't exactly fit your ideal model of parenting...

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Raising rebels  by Dayna Martin

Raising rebels

Dayna Martin

Book

"Raising Rebels is a highlights reel of guidance from one of the world's most sought-after Peaceful Parenting and Radical Unschooling advocates. Dayna Martin cuts to the core of common concepts with compassion, kindness, and unconventional wisdom, urging...

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What every autistic girl wishes her parents knew

What every autistic girl wishes her parents knew

Book

" "What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew" is the book that many of us wish our parents would have had access to when we were growing up. In this first book release from the Autism Women's Network, the autistic contributors write with honesty...

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The outdoor toddler activity book  by Krissy Bonning-Gould

The outdoor toddler activity book

Krissy Bonning-Gould

Book

"There's almost nothing better for toddlers than outdoor play. It promotes creativity, strengthens muscles, enhances social and emotional development, and most importantly, it makes learning fun. So grab The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book, take your t...

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The Montessori toddler activity book  by Beth Wood

The Montessori toddler activity book

Beth Wood

Book

"Help toddlers learn and develop with activities grounded in the Montessori method. Some of children's most important social and emotional developments happen during their toddler years. Encourage learning and inspire discovery at home with this todd...

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Raising a strong daughter in a toxic culture  by Margaret J. Meeker

Raising a strong daughter in a toxic culture

Margaret J. Meeker

Book

"Pediatrician and parenting expert Meeker, author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters , focuses on the challenges, pressures, and dilemmas facing adolescent and teenage girls today. She has practical advice for moms and dads buttressed by years of ex...

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The panic button book for kids  by Tammi Kirkness

The panic button book for kids

Tammi Kirkness

Book

"An interactive guide for parents to share with kids aged 7-11 to find relief from anxiety by the international bestselling author of The Panic Button Book. All kids go through tricky times. Bright kids can struggle to switch off their mind, creative...

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The lifegiving parent  by Clay Clarkson

The lifegiving parent

Clay Clarkson

Book

"In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles--heartbeats of lifegiving parenting--to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in y...

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Help your child de-stress  by Vicki Vrint

Help your child de-stress

Vicki Vrint

Book

"72 per cent of children show behaviours linked to stress. Small amounts of stress are normal, but it can be difficult to know how best to support a child when they feel overwhelmed with worry. This practical guide offers strategies to help alleviate...

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Help your child manage their moods  by Louise Baty

Help your child manage their moods

Louise Baty

Book

"Learn to talk to your child about their big feelings We can all feel overwhelmed by big feelings, and this is especially true for children. They are still developing their emotional awareness and may struggle to manage their moods. While there's nothing...

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The musical child  by Joan Koenig

The musical child

Joan Koenig

Book

"A pioneering music educator reveals how parents and caregivers can harness the power of music and use it to supercharge early childhood development. Since opening her famed Parisian conservatory over three decades ago, Joan Koenig has led a global movement...

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When your child has a chronic medical illness  by Frank J. Sileo

When your child has a chronic medical illness

Frank J. Sileo

Book

"For all its joys, parenting is a complex job, and when your child has a chronic illness, the stress can feel overwhelming. When your child is diagnosed, you begin a parenting journey filled with strong emotions, difficult choices, confusing words, a...

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Help your child feel happier  by Caroline Roope

Help your child feel happier

Caroline Roope

Book

"Seeing your child experience unhappiness is difficult for any parent. With so many possible reasons for low mood, it can be challenging to know how best to support them. This guide will help you to communicate with your child and equip them with the...

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Help your child make friends  by Poppy O'Neill

Help your child make friends

Poppy O'Neill

Book

"Seeing your child struggle to make friends is difficult for any parent Friendships can be tricky, but help is at hand. This guide will help you teach your child what makes a healthy friendship, and equip them with the tools they need to build stronger...

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The plant-based baby & toddler  by Whitney English

The plant-based baby & toddler

Whitney English

Book

"An accessible guide for vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious parents from the dietician duo behind online community Plant-Based Juniors®"--Publisher's description.

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How to help your child with worry and anxiety  by Lauren Callaghan

How to help your child with worry and anxiety

Lauren Callaghan

Book

"A practical book for parents and carers to help them navigate parenting a child experiencing worry and anxiety. Clinical psychologist Dr Lauren Callaghan provides a clear explanation of child anxiety, and gives you activities, conversation starters,...

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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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The baby-led weaning cookbook  by Gill Rapley

The baby-led weaning cookbook

Gill Rapley

Book

""The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook" will give parents the confidence to create exciting and enjoyable mealtimes that will encourage little ones to develop food skills at their own pace"--Publisher's description.

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Mummin' it  by Harriet Shearsmith

Mummin' it

Harriet Shearsmith

Book

"Tips, hacks and advice on the wins and woes of modern motherhood. A modern manual for modern parenting, Mommin' It is a parenting and lifestyle book that is relatable, helpful and fun. Packed with parenting hacks and useful information such as how to...

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Rest, play, grow  by Deborah MacNamara

Rest, play, grow

Deborah MacNamara

Book

""Baffling and beloved, with the capacity to go from joy to frustration in seconds, young children are some of the most misunderstood people on the planet. The key to understanding them lies in realising that their challenging behavior is not personal,...

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All about ADHD  by Glen Stenhouse

All about ADHD

Glen Stenhouse

Book

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Montessori for every family  by Tim Seldin

Montessori for every family

Tim Seldin

Book

"This parenting book shows you how to make magical Montessori memories, every day. This beautiful, modern Montessori book for parents outlines the key principles of this parenting approach and shows you how you can easily apply this at home. It provides...

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Raising human beings  by Ross W. Greene

Raising human beings

Ross W. Greene

Book

"The renowned child psychologist explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence. Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is his or her skills, prefer...

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How to raise kids who aren't assholes  by Melinda Wenner Moyer

How to raise kids who aren't assholes

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Book

"As an award-winning science journalist, Melinda Wenner Moyer was regularly asked to investigate and address all kinds of parenting questions: how to potty train, when and whether to get vaccines, and how to help kids sleep through the night. But as ...

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Parental as anything  by Maggie Dent

Parental as anything

Maggie Dent

Book

"A common-sense guide to raising happy, healthy kids - from toddlers to tweens. How much screen time should you let your primary-school children have? How do you talk to your teenager about sex? What can you do when your kid throws a tantrum? Why should...

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Sincerely, your autistic child

Sincerely, your autistic child

Book

"A diverse collection of autistic voices that highlights how parents can avoid common mistakes and misconceptions, and make their child feel truly accepted, valued, and celebrated for who they are. From childhood and education to culture, gender identity,...

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Wild + free nature  by Ainsley Arment

Wild + free nature

Ainsley Arment

Book

""Giving Children time to explore, discover, and play in nature brings endless delight. Whether you want to rediscover the power of nature or you already chase down every adventure, this book is for you. Ainsley Arment and the Wild + Free community...

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The single mother's social club  by Jacinta Tynan

The single mother's social club

Jacinta Tynan

Book

"So, this isn't at all what you had in mind, or where you thought you'd end up... as a single parent, raising kids on your own. Battling the inevitable day to day grind, making tough decisions while making dinner. Helping with homework, shoelaces and...

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There's no such thing as naughty  by Kate Silverton

There's no such thing as naughty

Kate Silverton

Book

"Want to know the secret to tackling tantums and tears, stopping squabbles in seconds and lay the foundations for your child's good mental helath in the process? In this book, mum to two young children, journalist and children's mental health advocate...

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The uncontrollable child  by Matis Miller

The uncontrollable child

Matis Miller

Book

"Is your child extremely irritable most of the time? Do they have difficulty interpreting social cues? Are they impulsive and prone to outbursts or explosive rages? Parenting a child who has emotional dysregulation can be a bumpy ride. You've probably...

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Opening minds  by Selma Wassermann

Opening minds

Selma Wassermann

Book

"With the 2020 closing of schools, libraries, playgrounds, etc children have been forced to spend a lot of time at home. This has left parents trying to juggle their own schedules to provide educational opportunities for them so that they will not fall...

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Why first-borns rule the world and later-borns want to change it  by Michael Grose

Why first-borns rule the world and later-borns want to change it

Michael Grose

Book

"There are many factors affecting a child's personality and the adult they become, but the least understood is birth order. Why is it that children in a family can share the same gene pool, a similar socio-economic environment and experience similar ...

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Raising boys with ADHD  by Mary Anne Richey

Raising boys with ADHD

Mary Anne Richey

Book

"The second edition of the best-selling "Raising Boys With ADHD" features the latest information on research and treatment for boys with ADHD, empowering parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond"--Publisher's description...

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Parent like it matters  by Janice Johnson Dias

Parent like it matters

Janice Johnson Dias

Book

"An accessible blueprint to embolden our daughters to be critical thinkers, fearless doers, and joyful change agents for our future--from the proud mother of teen activist Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Can we teach our daughters to change...

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Love-centered parenting  by Crystal Paine

Love-centered parenting

Crystal Paine

Book

"The anxiety of messing up your kids is real. A mom of four, NYT bestselling author Crystal Paine shares her struggles in parenting and the life-changing lessons that God has been teaching her about focusing on raising kids with love and grace instead...

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Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be a-holes  by Karen (Blogger) Alpert

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be a-holes

Karen (Blogger) Alpert

Book

"As fans of Karen Alpert's beloved parenting blog Baby Sideburns know, sometimes kids act like real a-holes, whether it's throwing tantrums at the grocery store, or kicking the airplane seat in front of them, or refusing to brush their teeth at night....

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Why smart kids worry  by Allison Edwards

Why smart kids worry

Allison Edwards

Book

""Being the parent of a smart child is great--until your son or daughter starts asking whether global warming is real, if you are going to die, and what will happen if they don't get into college. Kids who are advanced intellectually often let their....

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The new teen age  by Ginni Mansberg

The new teen age

Ginni Mansberg

Book

"The GP and the psychologist combine forces to share evidence-based strategies for raising today's tweens and teens to feel confident and strong. Why are today's parents feeling like failures, worried that their teens will 'go off the rails', won't get...

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The scaffold effect  by Harold S. Koplewicz

The scaffold effect

Harold S. Koplewicz

Book

"Prevent and counteract the general anxiety and emotional fragility prevalent in children and teenagers today - a new parenting philosophy and strategies that give children the tools to flourish on their own. Just as sturdy scaffolding is necessary w...

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Allergy sense  by Megan Faure

Allergy sense

Megan Faure

Book

"Showing you how to prevent the development of allergies during pregnancy, how to identify allergies at all ages, and how to cook delicious meals that are free of various ingredients, this comprehensive guide and cookbook advocates a sensory-based way...

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Raising your kids without losing your cool  by Shantelle Bisson

Raising your kids without losing your cool

Shantelle Bisson

Book

"Harried mother of three Shantelle Bisson guides you through raising a family all while keeping your cool! Baby has just arrived, your world has been turned upside down, and, well, you're just not as cool as you used to be. Not to worry: Shantelle--mother...

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Weaning sense  by Megan Faure

Weaning sense

Megan Faure

Book

"Weaning Sense demystifies the weaning world and helps you grow healthy tummies and happy babies (and mums) in no time! Packed full of delicious recipes, this book will help you feel less stressed and more informed when it comes to introducing your baby...

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The Montessori baby  by Simone Davies

The Montessori baby

Simone Davies

Book

"It's time to change the way we see babies. Drawing on principles developed by the educator Dr Maria Montessori, The Montessori Baby shows how to raise your baby from birth to age one with love, respect, insight, and a surprising sense of calm. Cowritten...

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Grow wild  by Katy Bowman

Grow wild

Katy Bowman

Book

"From biomechanist and bestselling author Katy Bowman comes her eagerly anticipated guide to getting kids-from babies to preteens-and their families moving more, together, outside. Our kids are moving less than any other generation in human history; ...

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