• Gift of Adoption a Journey to Parenthood
    Gift of Adoption a Journey to Parenthood
    The desire to be a parent can be a powerful emotion. It drove Anne and Alan to keep going after the death of their first child, and the miscarriages and unsuccessful IVF attempts that followed. Their dream was eventually realised through inter-country adoption.

    Although they thought they were well prepared when they drove through the gates of the orphanage in Manila, in fact they knew very little about the reality of bringing two young siblings from a very different culture into their lives. Almost everything about their new lives was scary, and there was so much for them all to learn.

    Anne and Alan's adoption experience was everything they hoped for, but the journey was rarely what they expected. Travel along with them to discover how they used their love for each other and their incredible strength to build enduring bonds of love and trust with their children, overcoming tremendous odds to form a family that belonged together.

    ISBN: 9781925564334
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Hutchison, Anne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Glow Kids How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids and How to Break the Trance
    Glow Kids How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids and How to Break the Trance
    We've all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces - the Glow Kids - are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids - a form of interactive educational tool. Don't believe it. In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology - more specifically, age inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain's pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person's developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can.
    Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids.

    ISBN: 9781250146557
    Publication date: 26/09/2017
    Price: $42.00
    Author: Kardaras, Nicholas
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Great Brain Robbery What Everyone Should Know About Teenagers and Drugs
    Great Brain Robbery What Everyone Should Know About Teenagers and Drugs
    What everyone should know about teenagers and drugs. Through MRI scanning scientists have discovered that the brain is not fully matured until a person reaches about 25 years of age. The effect of drugs, including alcohol and nicotine, on the maturing brain can be devastating and is always harmful. The most effective way to deal with drug problems is within the family. With so many drugs on the market it is vital for everyone to keep informed and up-to-date. The authors openly explain the seemingly difficult scientific concepts behind drugs; not just their history and sources but also how they affect the brain and the acute and chronic side effects they have on the body. A book that is accessible, clear and straightforward, as well as sobering - the facts and figures speak for themselves.

    ISBN: 9781741146400
    Publication date: 01/05/2005
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Scott, Tom
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Grown Ups Guide to Teenage Humans
    Grown Ups Guide to Teenage Humans
    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING TEENS, FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND GLOBAL YOUTH ADVOCATE JOSH SHIPP

    Harvard's Center on the Developing Child found that every kid who succeeds in the face of adversity has had at least one committed relationship with a supportive adult. But Josh Shipp didn't need Harvard to understand that. As an at-risk foster kid, Shipp was facing a bleak future that would likely have included prison or homelessness-until he met the grown-up who changed his life. Enter Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit and finally got Shipp to believe in himself.

    Now, in The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans, Shipp shows us how to be that same sort of caring adult in a teenager's life. Stressing the need for mutual respect, trust, and encouragement, he identifies three key mindsets crucial to understanding teens. He breaks down the distinct phases of teenage life, examines the challenges at each phase, and offers revelatory stories that take us deep inside the teen brain.

    Shipp also shares field-tested, game-changing strategies from top professionals and provides word-for-word scripts that troubleshoot more than twenty common teen issues, including



    RESPONSIBILITY: When my teen messes up, how can I help her take ownership
    COMMUNICATION: How do I get my teen to talk to me He just grunts.
    TRUST: My teen blew it and lost my trust. Where do we go from here
    BULLYING: Help! My teen is being harassed-online or face-to-face.
    DIFFICULT AND AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS: Drugs. Death. Sex. Oh my.

    Written in Shipp's playful but authoritative voice, The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans lays out unflinchingly practical ways to make a difference in a teen's life. As Shipp reminds us, raising a respectable adult comes down to investing in teens and giving them the boundaries, time, and support they need to thrive.

    And that means every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

    ISBN: 9780062654076
    Publication date: 24/09/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Shipp, Josh
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Heart of a Boy Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood
    Heart of a Boy Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood
    In her international bestseller Strong Is the New Pretty (with 329,000 copies in print), the photographer Kate T. Parker changed the way we see girls by showing us their truest selves - fearless, messy, wild, stubborn, proud. Now it's time to talk about our boys. Prompted by the #metoo movement, bullying, and other toxic behaviour, there's an inational conversation going on about what defines masculinity and how to raise sons to become good people. And Kate Parker is joining in by turning her lens to boys. The result is possibly even more moving, more eloquent, more surprising than Strong.

    The Heart of a Boy is a deeply felt celebration of boyhood as it's etched in the faces and bodies of dozens of boys, ages 5 to 18. There's the pensive look of a skateboarder caught in a moment between rides. The years of dedication in a ballet dancer's poise. The love of a younger brother hugging his older brother. The unself-conscious joy of a goofy grin with a missing tooth. The casual intimacy of two friends at a lemonade stand. The shyness of a lone boy and his model boat. The intensity in a football huddle. The proud, challenging gaze of a boy bald from alopecia - and the same kind of gaze, but wreathed in tenderness, of a boy a few years younger with flowing, almost waist-length hair. There are guitarists, fencers, wrestlers, star-gazers, a pilot - it's the world of our sons, in all their amazing variety and difference.

    The photographs feel spontaneous, direct, and with so much eye contact between the viewed and the viewer that it's impossible to turn away. And throughout, words from the boys themselves enrich every photo. What a gift for boys and anyone who is raising them.

    ISBN: 9781523505517
    Publication date: 01/03/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Parker, Kate T.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Help Your Child With Fears and Worries
    Help Your Child With Fears and Worries
    A must-read for every parent: Dr Stuart Shanker offers a support system for children and parents designed to help them deal productively with stress, find equilibrium and, ultimately, thrive.
    We are seeing a generation of children and teens with excessively high levels of stress, and, as a result, an explosion of health problems in young people today. But few parents recognise the 'hidden stressors' that their children are struggling with.

    This book, previously published as Self-Reg, will give you the tools to help you recognise stress and understand your child's behaviour, and teach your stressed, emotional child to identify their 'big' emotions and get back on an even keel by themselves.

    Stress can affect your child in many ways - whether it's exam pressure, pressure exerted by friends online or in the playground, or related to health, with lack of sleep and anxiety at home contributing. Help Your Child Deal With Stress - and Thrive is a ground-breaking parenting book, in which Dr Stuart Shanker argues that by teaching children the art of self-regulation, it can transform their behaviour and help them to identify, talk about and manage their emotions. This leads to a harmonious home, and children who feel nurtured and supported.

    Mastering the art of self-regulation can help children learn to deal with experiences, overcome frustration, pay better attention, engage better with others and enhance their learning capabilities. In turn, children will develop the confidence, along with the skills and emotional strength needed to navigate the pressures and stresses of the modern world.

    Underpinned by science, Dr Shanker's techniques have had a remarkable effect on children and parents alike, and hundreds of thousands of children who have gone through the programme in Canada have shown significant improvement in literacy, numeracy and behaviour.

    'In this important and timely book, Stuart Shanker encourages us to see our children in a whole new light and gives us the tools we need to help nurture our young in order that they can better manage stress, build resiliency and improve their emotional health. Today's pupils are under serious pressure to perform; by helping children recognize, identify and talk about their emotions, we can help them find balance and ultimately realise their true potential.' - Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, co-founder of Action for Happiness and best-selling author



    ISBN: 9781444788709
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Shanker, Stuart
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change: A Guide for Professionals and Parents
    Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change: A Guide for Professionals and Parents
    Whether it's the grief of bereavement, the strain of divorce or the uncertainty of a new home or school, loss and change affect children in countless ways. Nevertheless, teachers and parents frequently find themselves ill equipped to help children struggling with the difficult feelings that these situations, and others like them, bring. Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change offers guided support for teachers, health professionals and parents.





    Designed for use with children aged 4-10, this guide offers:








    Case studies illustrating various signs of grief and loss, to help the caregiver spot and manage a child's pain







    Therapeutic stories designed to be read with the child, and with prompt questions to encourage discussion







    Creative activities and exercises that can be developed into a therapeutic `toolkit' to support the child and the caregiver themselves





    With chapters that move from Loss and Change to Resolution and Resilience, addressing the needs of both the child and caregiver, Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change will be an invaluable therapeutic tool.

    ISBN: 9781911186281
    Publication date: 28/08/2019
    Price: $55.99
    Author: Seyderhelm, Amanda
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.99
  • How to Raise a Reader
    How to Raise a Reader
    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 Raise a Reader, from the authors of the original and viral New York Times Books feature, shows you how to instil the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading.

    Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it's how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, 'More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,' is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.

    ISBN: 9781523505302
    Publication date: 19/07/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Paul, Pamela
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen so Teens will Talk
    How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen so Teens will Talk
    From the widely-acclaimed How to Talk series, discover the tools to combat the often stormy years of adolescence.

    Packed with practical, accessible advice and guidelines, both parents and teens will learn how to: Engage cooperation; Take appropriate action; Avoid lectures; Express your feelings and understand each other; Work out solutions together.

    ISBN: 9781853408571
    Publication date: 01/07/2006
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Faber, Adele
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Igen Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and
    Igen Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and
    A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

    With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

    But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: eighteen-year-olds look and act like fifteen-year-olds used to.

    As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

    ISBN: 9781982100377
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $28.99
    Author: Twenge Phd
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.99
  • Importance of Failing Well
    Importance of Failing Well
    This book is designed to help parents support their children to become self-regulated, resilient learners who know how to 'fail well'. Educationist Lance King designed his first learning improvement programme for school children more than 20 years ago and after trialing it saw amazing results.Children who had previously considered themselves academic failures began to succeed. Since then he has delivered this programme to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and parents in schools around the world.The Importance of Failing Well distills his ideas about the 'learning skills' approach to learning that he teaches through his programme from a parent's point of view. He guides parents through the learning process and gives practical advice on how they can best encourage and support their children to become resilient, focused, effective, confident learners who react to challenges in a positive way and understand the importance of 'failing well'.

    ISBN: 9781760790172
    Price: $39.99
    Author: King, Lance G
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential
    Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential
    This book is a must read for anyone parenting, teaching or supporting teens, who wants to empower them to reach their potential. Written by a team of clinical psychologists, it leads you through tried and tested strategies to build strong relationships and improve communication with young people as they develop, learn and grow.

    In the book we learn that the 'teenage brain' is unique which gives us an incredible opportunity for change and development, but it is also a time when young people are particularly sensitive and potentially vulnerable . It guides you through ways to communicate effectively with teens without negatively affecting their self-esteem. There are plenty of tips about what to say, what not say and the best mindset to use with teens, day to day.

    The authors draw from the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, years of clinical expertise and first-hand parenting experience. It's relatable like your best friend's advice, and informed by scientific evidence - easy to read, hard to put down.

    ISBN: 9781785925573
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Hohnen, Bettina
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
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