• 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
  • 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

    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
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