• 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
  • Parenting Made Simple Straightforward, Practical Strategies for Common Childhood Challenges
    Parenting Made Simple Straightforward, Practical Strategies for Common Childhood Challenges
    In this practical, easy-to-implement guide, specialist child psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes gives you the tools you need for every age and stage of your child's development.

    Focusing on six key areas:
    challenging behaviour
    emotions and tantrums
    confidence
    social skills and friendships
    anxiety
    parenting well through separation and divorce

    You'll learn all the do's and don'ts, and discover effective techniques for raising well adjusted children.

    Dr Hughes uses real-world examples and
    scenarios to delve deep into the emotional and behavioural development of children, including rooting out just why kids
    can't always behave well (hint: because their brains haven't finished developing yet).

    From how to reward positive behaviour to the best way to set rules and guidelines, Parenting Made Simple offers a warm and commonsense approach all parents can benefit
    from.

    ISBN: 9781925820324
    Publication date: 01/04/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Hughes, Dr. Sarah, Ph.D.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Parents Complete Guide to Young People and Drugs
    Parents Complete Guide to Young People and Drugs
    This is a fact-book and help guide for those who have friends or partners who are drug users, and parents of 1990s pre-teens and teenagers who may be encountering the drug scene. Covering: when to worry, when not to worry, what to worry about, what you can do about it, and where to go for professional help if needed, it includes: the language of the rave scene, street names for drugs, how to tell drug-related behaviour from normal teenage behaviour and most importantly how to communicate about drugs effectively at home. The book also covers many of the issues which concern the thousands of callers to the ADFAM and RELEASE help-lines.

    ISBN: 9780091815530
    Publication date: 18/06/1998
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Cohen, Julian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Pay Dirt the Westland Goldfields from the Diary of William Smart
    Pay Dirt the Westland Goldfields from the Diary of William Smart
    ‘Pay Dirt: ‘The Westland Goldfields’, from the diary of William Smart’ is the fascinating story of how payable gold was discovered in West Canterbury, and of claims to the government’s rich gold reward. It tells how English settler, William Smart, left Christchurch in 1862 to prospect for gold in the uncharted wilderness of the West Coast. Then, in 1887, long after the Canterbury government granted another prospector the reward, which Smart regarded as rightfully his, he was provoked to write his own ‘history’ of the early gold discoveries. ‘The Westland Goldfields’ was his attempt to set the record straight; but, incidentally, he produced a unique eye-witness account of early Pakeha on the Coast, prospecting alongside Maori, braving the hazardous environment, isolation and ever-present risk of starvation – before the region was overwhelmed by the gold rushes of the 1860s. Smart’s account, together with his drawings, is published here for the first time. Hilary Low has done a superb job of presenting Smart’s manuscript, and complementing it with a lively commentary on Canterbury’s quest for its own goldfield, and the extraordinary saga of its gold reward – a tale of hope and persistence, lies and fraud.

    ISBN: 9781927145753
    Publication date: 26/10/2016
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Low, Hilary
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Pocket Guide to Understanding Adhd
    Pocket Guide to Understanding Adhd
    All the practical tips from the groundbreaking book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in a handy, pocket size.

    ISBN: 9781864710892
    Publication date: 01/06/2004
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Green, Christopher
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers
    Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers
    By popular demand, New Zealand's most popular parenting writer has drawn on his extensive experience in family therapy and working with the country's most difficult teenagers to write the book that will save the sanity of parents everywhere. Once you've negotiated the terrors of toddlerdom and the perils of primary school you think you've got a pretty good handle on this parenting thing - then along comes Mother Nature with her horrible hormones and suddenly you're so far behind square one you're starting to wonder if this raging bundle of contradictions screaming at you was switched in the night by evil aliens. With his now trademark humour and pragmatic common sense approach, Nigel debunks the politically correct nightmare of perfect parenting and argues for sanity first - yours - and reclaiming the ground parents have lost in the great 'I'm my child's best friend' debacle. With international sales of BEFORE YOUR KIDS DRIVE YOU CRAZY, READ tHIS! in Israel, Portugal, Spain, Holland, Italy and Russia, a major marketing campaign for an Australian edition next year, and a television series based on the first book in the pipeline, Nigel Latta is building a solid reputation in this challenging field.

    ISBN: 9781869509088
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Latta, Nigel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Power of Showing Up
    Power of Showing Up
    What's the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference in the long run? The research is clear- Show up! Now the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline explain what this means over the course of childhood.

    One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out - in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships - is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, showing up for your child might sound like a tall order. But as Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reassuringly explain, it doesn't take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence. And it's simple to provide once you understand the four building blocks of a child's healthy development. Every child needs to feel what Siegel and Bryson call the Four S's- safe, seen, soothed, and secure.

    Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations, and tips for honouring the Four S's effectively in all kinds of situations - when our kids are struggling or when they're enjoying success; when we're consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we're apologising for the times we haven't shown up for them. Demonstrating that mistakes and missteps are repairable, this book is a powerful guide to cultivating your child's healthy emotional landscape.

    ISBN: 9781925849691
    Publication date: 07/01/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Siegel, Daniel J. And Bryson, Tina Payne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Primal Wound Understanding the Adoptive Child
    Primal Wound Understanding the Adoptive Child
    The Primal Wound is a book which is revolutionizing the way we think about adoption. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it clarifies the effects of separation from the birth mother on adopted children. In addition, it gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. Since its original publication in 1993, The Primal Wound has become a classic in adoption literature and is considered the adoptees' bible. The insight which is brought to the experiences of abandonment and loss will contribute not only to the healing of adoptees, adoptive families, and birth parents, but will bring understanding and encouragement to anyone who has ever felt abandoned.

    ISBN: 9780963648006
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Verrier, Nancy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Raise Your Child to Read and Write a Guide for New Zealand Parents from Birth to 7 Years
    Raise Your Child to Read and Write a Guide for New Zealand Parents from Birth to 7 Years
    This book offers parents an understanding of the key tools required to give your child the best start in learning to read and write. It is based on the simple concept that how you talk, read and write with your child will directly affect their success in reading and writing for the rest of their lives. Frances Adlam is an educationalist who has vast experience in guiding parents to raise a child who thrives at reading and writing. In this book she shares toolkits of key ideas that you can use to enhance this process. You will be encouraged to know that your child's aptitude for learning to read and write at school is largely shaped by the language, reading and writing experiences you offer her or him from birth, something that is easily achieved by any engaged parent. Frances also explains how to work with children with learning differences, such as dyslexia. Weaving together science-based evidence with her work in the field of education, Frances shows how, in this busy, technologically based world we live in, the way to grow a child's brain for success in reading and writing is based on child development principles of positive relationships, communication, language and self-expression. Raise Your Child to Read and Write is an indispensable guide for all parents of children from birth to seven years, who want to optimise their child's learning development.

    ISBN: 9780947503949
    Publication date: 24/09/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Adlam, Frances
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Raising Boys in the Twenty First Century
    Raising Boys in the Twenty First Century
    First published in 1995, Raising Boys was an instant bestseller and to date has sold over a million copies world wide.

    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, kind and resilient men is even more important and relevant. In response to calls from parents around the world Steve Biddulph has completely updated and revised his seminal work to include all the latest international information and advice for parents on all the key issues of today such as :

    Gender
    Brain and hormonal development including latest
    findings on testosterone
    Transgender/gay/sexuality development
    Boys and crying
    Boys and 'bad' behaviour
    Reading and communication
    Countering the effects of porn

    Steve says:

    "Right now, the world badly needs good men. Your boy can be one of those who grow up so much better, and help to heal the world. Thank you for joining the boy revolution. As the 21st century rolls on, it's badly needed. Enjoy your boy, love him well, and set him free to fly in his own special way."

    ISBN: 9780648100898
    Publication date: 23/04/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Biddulph, Steve
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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