• Is it Bedtime Yet?
    Is it Bedtime Yet?
    The experience of parenthood is different for everyone. And every day can be different too. Read a hilarious and moving collection of perspectives from the well-loved Emily Writes and her friends. Some of them are experienced writers, others have put pen to paper for the first time. If it takes a village to raise a child, then this writing comes from the whole village. Yet every experience is a real one, and you will feel the joy, the horror, the love and the heart-ache as you read about birthday parties, vasectomies, hugs, hospitals and, of course, sleepless nights.

    ISBN: 9780143772835
    Publication date: 30/07/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Writes, Emily
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Just Get So Angry Dealing With Anger and Other Strong Emotions for Teenagers
    Just Get So Angry Dealing With Anger and Other Strong Emotions for Teenagers
    Today's teenagers struggle with issues such as anger, depression and anxiety, grief, substance abuse, friendship and body image problems. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10% of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health. But by using the simple techniques of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), they can develop effective, flexible coping skills that will build their mental resilience and equip them to deal with life's challenges. This graphic novel follows the central character on his journey of self-discovery as he learns how to stand up to his own emotional Beast, and teaches adolescents these all-important techniques in an easily accessible way. At the end of the story, they will feel more confident about tackling their own problems and changing how they view the world. About Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT): Teenagers increasingly suffer from anger problems and self- esteem issues among others, causing problems at home, at school and in their relationships.
    ACT has been proven to effectively combat this and now its principles are clearly explained to teenagers in a format they can relate to. ACT and the principles of mindfulness are growing in popularity due to the commonsense approach and effectiveness of their methods.

    ISBN: 9781921966217
    Publication date: 01/05/2013
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Bowden, Timothy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Man Raises Boy A Revolutionary Approach for Fathers Who Want to Raise Kind, Confident and Happy Sons
    Man Raises Boy A Revolutionary Approach for Fathers Who Want to Raise Kind, Confident and Happy Sons
    A book from the front lines of modern fatherhood.

    Welcome to Rob Sturrock's journey into parenting. Since the birth of his daughter, Rob has been passionate about being an active and present father, but this hasn't always been straightforward. Struggling with stereotypes, judgement, identity and isolation while on parental leave, Rob has tried to balance supporting his wife and newly born children with the societal expectation of being a breadwinner for his family.

    With the arrival of his son, a new set of anxieties was born. In today's climate, how do you raise a boy? The roar of the #MeToo movement has meant that men have had to learn to listen, and to confront their masculinity and what it means to be a man. Through extensive research and interviews with dads doing it differently - including Tony Sheldon, Adam Liaw and Bernie Shakeshaft - Rob Sturrock explores a new era of fathering that balances strength and vulnerability, allowing men to voice their insecurities and uncertainties, and encouraging them to truly cherish their families.

    Man Raises Boy is at once an insightful and necessary call to arms for all new fathers, a guiding hand in the maze of love, guilt, anxiety and joy in fatherhood - and an ordinary dad's, beautifully moving love letter to his son.

    ISBN: 9781760875213
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Sturrock, Rob
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Mindfulness for Children
    Mindfulness for Children
    Simple and fun mindfulness activities to do with children up to age 11 to build beneficial lifelong skills that promote resilience, joy, focus and calm, and improve overall wellbeing.

    Helping children to be more mindful is a powerful gift. By being mindful they will learn to recognise and manage their emotions, be more able to calm down when they are upset, become better at focusing on important tasks, and be more able to interact with others with empathy and generosity. These are fundamental skills that children will need throughout their life, but that they often aren't taught explicitly. Think of how often we demand that children "pay attention" or "calm down", without ever having shown them how to do so. Now parents can, with help from mindfulness expert Sarah Rudell Beach. Parents first learn how to be more mindful themselves before teaching their children basic mindfulness skills. With easy-to-follow activities, chapter by chapter children learn to Soothe, Focus, Feel, Pause, Appreciate and Connect. Each activity includes variations for different age groups, along with "emergency" how-tos for particularly stressful moments.

    ISBN: 9781782496069
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Beach, Sarah Ruddell
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Mother of All Jobs How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)
    Mother of All Jobs How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)
    It's time for a different conversation about working and parenting. As our working days get ever longer and our phones keep so many of us glued to work, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare has not changed at all. School summer holidays are still longer than our annual leave. Working mothers everywhere are tearing themselves apart, trying to meet the needs of their children, their relationships and their careers and too often feeling like they are failing. So is there a solution?

    When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to give up her job. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard, and when Christine tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. Determined to find a way forward, she looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone.

    The Mother of All Jobs brings together the wisdom of the women who opened up about everything (and we mean everything) into a manifesto for happy professional families. Ignoring the glossy lives presented on social media, this book shows that, while it's not always pretty, working parents can thrive if they have the knowledge others learnt the hard way.

    ISBN: 9781472956224
    Publication date: 06/09/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Armstrong, Christine
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Motherhood Missed Stories from Women Who are Childless by Circumstance
    Motherhood Missed Stories from Women Who are Childless by Circumstance
    Many women expect to become mothers but are childless through social rather than biological reasons - perhaps they haven't met the right person or they prioritised career or education earlier in life. Featuring international interviews by grief counsellor and researcher Lois Tonkin, this collection of first-person stories provides insight into the under-discussed situation of being childless by circumstance.

    Each story highlights the different aspects of being childless by circumstance, as women move through their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and beyond their ages of fertility. The book explores feelings of grief and loss, and also how women adapt positively to their changed life expectations, finding excitement in the alternative, rich and complex shapes their lives have taken.

    ISBN: 9781785923371
    Publication date: 10/09/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Tonkin, Lois
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Not So New Mums Notebook
    Not So New Mums Notebook
    ***NOT-SO-NEW MUM, YOU'RE DOING BRILLIANTLY***

    Reassuring, joyful and down-to-earth, THE NOT-SO-NEW MUM'S NOTEBOOK is every mum's essential companion and journal BEYOND THE FIRST YEAR.

    This is a place for you to reflect on and celebrate your life during the oh so demanding early years of being a mum. There are pages and pages of self-care, reassurance and 'we've all been there' advice, as well as beautifully designed space to write down all your thoughts (when you're tearing your hair out) and all those memories you don't want to forget (when you're not).

    The Not-So-New Mum's Notebook will make you feel good about yourself, and about how you're already raising your kids. It will make you see that you're a great mum, just as you are.

    * Perfect for gift for yourself or a friend with a pre-school child aged 1-5 years old - start on page 1 any day and any year, whatever their age.

    * Beautifully designed pages of reassurance, self-care advice, journal space, affirmations and simple recipes

    * Takes you through every stage of the pre-school years (and what you, as a mum, will need!)

    * Milestone charts for mum and child

    ISBN: 9781786331175
    Publication date: 06/09/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Ransom, Amy
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Not What I Expected Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children
    Not What I Expected Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children
    As diagnosis rates continue to rise for autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and other developmental differences, parents face a maze of medical, psychological and educational choices - and a great deal of emotional stress. Many books address children's learning or behaviour problems and advise parents what they can do to help, but until Not What I Expected, there were no books to explain what parents go through emotionally. This book helps parents embrace their child with acceptance, compassion and joy.

    ISBN: 9780399171765
    Publication date: 09/04/2015
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Eichenstein, Rita, Phd
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Nurture  The Art of Parenting
    Nurture The Art of Parenting
    This is a book about community; about fostering the potential of children to boost New Zealand's wellbeing. It's a book of parenting ideas, shared by parents keen on growing the greater good. These parents challenged the norm - to keep parenting views to ourselves - and demonstrated that everyday parents have great ideas that should be shared. Nurture links these generously gifted ideas to key personal virtues for living a great life. The virtues - wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief - stem from the field of positive psychology, the study of happiness and wellbeing. They are virtues to cultivate in children and, to support child development, develop in our families, communities and schools. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photos from mid-century New Zealand, the linking of ideas with imagery invokes a head-heart response; a powerful invitation for reflection, learning and growth.By opening our hearts and minds to ideas - both sharing them and receiving them - we embrace a timeless truth: it takes a village to raise great children. Nurture invites us all to lead the way to a community and country of new possibility.

    ISBN: 9780947503888
    Publication date: 24/09/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Alsop, Peter
    Format: Unknown
    Price: $39.99
  • Nurturing Your Babys Potential From birth to 12 months  A guide for New Zealand parents
    Nurturing Your Babys Potential From birth to 12 months A guide for New Zealand parents
    Babies are bursting with potential. Each new experience and sensation stimulates their brain and provides pathways for future learning. Interaction and play are the keys to maximising a baby's learning potential in the first year, and Nurturing Your Baby's Potential is the ideal resource for parents and caregivers. Written by experienced child and hospital play specialist and mother of four, Nicola Woollaston, it is an inspiring and practical, multi-level book that: * explains in clear language how babies develop in the first year: motor skills, social and emotional, language, cognitive and intellectual * offers more than 60 simple ideas and activities to stimulate children's development and learning * presents the latest research into key aspects of child development in the first year Colour-coded for easy reference, and illustrated with more than 200 photographs, Nurturing Your Baby's Potential is essential reading for all parents, grandparents, caregivers and childcare professionals.

    ISBN: 9780947503222
    Publication date: 24/09/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Woollaston, Nicola
    Format: Unknown
    Price: $39.99
  • Orchid and the Dandelion Why Sensitive People Struggle and How All Can Thrive
    Orchid and the Dandelion Why Sensitive People Struggle and How All Can Thrive
    'A necessary and important book.' Philippa Perry, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

    `The Orchid and the Dandelion is based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children - and the adults who love them.' - Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet

    Are you a hardy and resilient dandelion, or are you a more sensitive and fragile orchid?

    Building on the definitions of introvert, extrovert or highly sensitive, The Orchid and the Dandelion exposes - for the first time - how a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to what makes us who we are. This breakthrough research explains why some people struggle where others succeed, why happiness comes so easily to some while frustrations weigh more heavily on others.

    In The Orchid and the Dandelion, Dr W. Thomas Boyce - one of the world's foremost researchers in the field of pediatric health - presents findings that children have two very different responses to their environments. While some children are like dandelions and can thrive in almost any environment, there are others who, like orchids, are much more reactive and susceptible to their surroundings. Now we finally have a scientific framework to understand people and how to address their unique needs to help them find their fullest potential.

    This groundbreaking book draws on extensive research into genetics and the exploding field of epigenetics, examples and real stories that will re-frame how we think about orchid and dandelion children -and the adults those children have become. By understanding which of us are, genetically and environmentally speaking, the orchids of this world, Dr Boyce explains how to care for and parent our children - the true orchids. He shows how we can help them thrive by sharing insights and lessons from his thirty years of research in the field.

    ISBN: 9781509805174
    Publication date: 23/01/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Boyce, W. Thomas
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Parent Talk Transform Your Relationship with Your Child By Learning What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen
    Parent Talk Transform Your Relationship with Your Child By Learning What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen
    Are you tired of arguing with your children?
    Do you find you're repeating the same messages over and over?
    Or perhaps you've given up trying to communicate with your kids at all?

    In this frank and open book, parenting expert of over three decades, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel offers an essential and realistic guide of how to take steps to transform your relationship with your child.

    Several years ago Mogel began giving lessons to parents who were struggling with their children, demonstrating how changing the way they talked to them improved how well their child received the message, leading to fewer arguments and less household stress.


    In Parent Talk, Mogel elaborates on her approach, teaching parents-
    - How to talk to your children at every age from babies through to the teenage years
    - How to break the cycle of nagging, pleading, and shouting
    - How to feel less like your children are strangers to you
    - How to talk to your child about difficult topics such as death and sex
    - How to really listen to what it is your child is trying to say to you
    - Why talking to girls is a world away from talking to boys, and how to master this skill
    - Overcome the distraction of digital devices - for both you and your child

    Revealing how each stage of life brings new opportunities to relate better to your children, Parent Talk is the definitive guide for how to talk with your child, conquer parenting frustrations, and shape meaningful and lasting family relationships.

    ISBN: 9780241276587
    Publication date: 06/09/2018
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Mogel, Wendy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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