• Raising Girls in the 21st Century: from Babyhood to Womanhood
    Raising Girls in the 21st Century: from Babyhood to Womanhood
    A powerful revised and updated edition of the bestselling parenting classic, Raising Girls.

    There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health and wellbeing, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Fierce and tender in its mission, Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. At last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness.

    Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century explores how to help your daughter feel secure, become an explorer, get along with others, find her soul, and ultimately become a woman. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for mums and dads to help raise a daughter to be strong, wise and able to stand up for herself and others. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another.

    Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century has been updated to include:

    Two kinds of girlhood: why some girls go off the rails while others go from strength to strength.

    Finding comfort in her own skin: avoiding the toxic mix of perfectionism and overachievement.

    Mirror, mirror on the screen: how our devices and social media steal joy, and how we can put them in the right perspective.

    Pets, plants and wild places: bringing nature and its power to heal into your daughter's life.

    What's missing? A diagnostic list to identifying the gaps, and the ten vital ingredients to being happy and free.

    ISBN: 9781760851125
    Publication date: 01/05/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Biddulph, Steve
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Rants in the Dark from One Tired Mama to Another
    Rants in the Dark from One Tired Mama to Another
    Popular blogger Emily Writes gives words of encouragement to sleep-deprived parents everywhere. With two small boys, both non-sleepers, Emily finds herself awake in the wee small hours night after night. Her writing is often done then, and she offers her own often hilarious and always heart-warming experiences to other exhausted parents. She describes the frustrations as well as the tender moments of real parenting, as opposed to what you thought it was going to be like, or what well-meaning advice-givers tell you it should be like. A must-have for all new parents and parents-to-be. Emily's blogs have been wildly popular, as have her on-line columns with New Zealand Woman's Weekly and The New Zealand Herald.

    ISBN: 9780143770183
    Publication date: 27/02/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Writes, Emily
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Smart Mothering What Science Says About Caring for Your Baby and Yourself
    Smart Mothering What Science Says About Caring for Your Baby and Yourself
    'Natalie has a wealth of knowledge on so many topics and provides great bite-sized pieces of advice.' Nadia Lim

    'Finally a book that deals with the things that really matter, based on the actual science and a depth of clinical experience.' Nigel Latta

    Psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn has examined all the research on key baby topics such as feeding, sleeping and crying. The result? Smart Mothering, a revolutionary book that separates the facts from the opinions.

    Find out what research says about the dilemmas so many parents face: What if I can't breastfeed? Is it best to feed on demand? Can I leave my baby to cry? Should I vaccinate my baby? Is bed-sharing a good idea? Natalie provides the answers to these questions and many more.

    Smart Mothering is objective, accessible and practical. With helpful tips, succinct summaries and clear diagrams it demystifies the often confusing and overwhelming world of parenting. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to make informed decisions about how best to care for their baby.

    ISBN: 9781988547084
    Publication date: 04/03/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Flynn, Natalie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • So You're Having a Teenager An A-Z of Adolescence from Argumentative to Zits
    So You're Having a Teenager An A-Z of Adolescence from Argumentative to Zits
    So, you're having a teenager? Congratulations/commiserations.

    Worried about drugs? We recommend Valium, wine and HRT.

    Happy you survived the toddler tantrums? Let us introduce you to the eye roll, the cold shoulder and the incoherent mumble.

    On the bright side, you've reduced your need for Google - your adolescent is now able to frequently correct, hector and lecture you with their strong opinion on everything. And if you feel tired, you're not imagining it. Teen years are like dog years: for every year your teen ages, you age seven.

    You need a survival guide for the testing times ahead. Friends, next-door neighbours and fellow mums of teens Sarah Macdonald and Cathy Wilcox have lived through it all and produced this straight-talking, not entirely sarcastic, informative guide to what for many parents are the most challenging - but interesting and exciting - years in the role.

    From A is for Argumentative, Awkward and Angst, to Z is for Zits and Zzzzzs. Because having a toddler is a doddle.

    ISBN: 9781760525439
    Publication date: 04/02/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Macdonald, Sarah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Stress Survival Guide for Teens CBT Skills to Worry Less, Develop Grit, and Live Your Best Life
    Stress Survival Guide for Teens CBT Skills to Worry Less, Develop Grit, and Live Your Best Life
    Is stress getting the best of you? Do you ever feel overwhelmed, like your life is zooming by? This practical, proven-effective, and easy-to-use survival guide has your back! School pressure, BFF drama, body changes, social media, dating--is it any wonder you're feeling stressed? You aren't alone. Many teens today find themselves worried, anxious, and stressed out. But there are ways you can take control of your stress before it interferes with your life. This go-to survival guide will show you how to deal with stress so you can get back to the things that make you happy. With this fun and easy guide, you'll learn how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you challenge negative thoughts and replace them with more helpful, flexible ways of seeing life's challenges. You'll also discover how important it is to slow down and notice the things that are really going well in your life! Finally, you'll learn to figure out what's really important to you, and how you can use your values to build resilience against stress and future setbacks. Life is full of stress, but that doesn't mean you have to be. With this book, you'll learn to quiet your negative inner voice and focus on your strengths, so you can conquer any challenge you might face, achieve your goals, and live your very best life.

    ISBN: 9781684033911
    Publication date: 01/12/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Bernstein, Jeffrey, Ph.D.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Surviving Adolescents 2.0
    Surviving Adolescents 2.0
    Surviving Adolescents 2.0 is a straightforward, down-to-earth manual for parents that draws on Michael Carr-Gregg's wealth of wisdom and experience as a child psychologist.

    Fully updated, this new edition from Michael Carr-Gregg and Elly Robinson offers advice on all the thorny issues that confront families with teenagers - sexuality, risky behaviours, laziness, school and study problems, and much more.

    It's full of practical strategies for everyday survival, including communicating effectively with young people, defusing family conflict, setting limits, avoiding common mistakes like fighting over things that don't matter, and keeping the stress of parenting at bay.

    Essential reading for all parents of teenagers, from the co-authors of The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0 and The Prince Boofhead Syndrome.

    ISBN: 9780143784661
    Publication date: 16/07/2018
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Carr-Gregg, Michael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Tapping Solution for Parents Children & Teenagers
    Tapping Solution for Parents Children & Teenagers
    Raising children is one of life's greatest gifts and accomplishments, but it can also come with an overwhelming amount of stressors, anxiety and self-doubt. Am I modelling the type of person I want my child to become? Am I doing enough to prepare my child to strive in an ever-changing world? Are my children happy and confident in themselves?
    In The Tapping Solution for Parents, Children & Teenagers, Nick Ortner encourages readers to first take a look at their own stressors and worry as parents, reminding readers that self-care is vital to helping others. In the first section of the book, parents are guided on using the revolutionary technique known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Tapping to release parental overwhelm, quiet worry, manage conflict and transform their experience of parenthood.

    In the second section, Nick explores specific uses for Tapping with children, ranging from releasing negative emotions like anger, fear and phobias, sadness, grief, guilt, and shame, to overcoming specific challenges such as anxiety disorders, sleep, nightmares, performance anxiety, bullying, school jitters, divorce and much more.
    Through the use of diagrams, links to videos, and Tapping tips, The Tapping Solution for Parents, Children & Teenagers is an easy-to-use resource to solve everyday issues taking place in our homes.

    ISBN: 9781401956066
    Publication date: 20/02/2018
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Ortner, Nick
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Teen Brain
    Teen Brain
    From Australia's most trusted non-fiction researcher and author comes the book that every parent needs to read.

    With their labile and rapidly developing brains, adolescents are particularly susceptible to addiction, and addiction leads to anxiety and depression. What few parents will know is that what we think of as the most typical addictions and problematic teen behaviours - smoking, drinking, drug-taking, sex leading to teenage pregnancy - are on the decline.

    The bad news is that a whole raft of addictions has taken their place. Whereas once the dopamine-hungry brain of a teenager got its fix from smoking a joint or sculling a Bundy and coke, it is now turning to electronic devices for the pleasure jolt that typically comes from playing online games (if you're a boy) and engaging with social media (if you're a girl).

    What is even more troubling is that, unlike drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, electronic devices are not illicit. Quite the contrary. They are liberally distributed by schools and parents, with few restrictions placed on their use.

    However, all is not lost. In Teen Brain, David sets out clear, reasonable and effective rules to help you confidently manage your kids' use of screens at this critical point in their lives.

    ISBN: 9781760559465
    Publication date: 26/03/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Gillespie, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Theyll be Okay
    Theyll be Okay
    This is the must-have book for parents of young people who want to keep their children safe, whole and happy.
    Teens and tweens are struggling with social media, relationships, and so much of what modern life is throwing at them. It's impossible for parents to be experts on all the new challenges their children are facing. That's why it's essential to turn to a real expert.

    Collett Smart is a psychologist, teacher, lecturer, writer - and a mum of three. She knows that it is crucial for parents to discuss uncomfortable, yet fundamentally important topics with their children - and this book tells parents why and how.

    If you're a parent who feels like you just don't know how to talk to your children about some of these difficult topics, this book has all the tools you need. There is invaluable advice on how to talk about some of the most confronting subjects, including pornography, misogyny and harassment, objectification and body image. There's also important information about emotional intelligence, empathy, respect and manners.

    Whether you want to prepare your child for the years ahead or you have an issue that needs to be addressed right now, this is the must-have book to help keep your children safe, whole and happy in these challenging times.

    ISBN: 9780733640766
    Publication date: 08/01/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Smart, Collett
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Thriving Adolescent Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection
    Thriving Adolescent Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection
    Adolescents face unique pressures and worries. Will they pass high school? Should they go to college? Will they find love? And what ways do they want to act in the world? The uncertainty surrounding the future can be overwhelming. Sadly, and all too often, if things don't go smoothly, adolescents will begin labeling themselves as losers, unpopular, unattractive, weird, or dumb. And, let's not forget the ubiquitous 'not good enough' story that often begins during these formative years. These labels are often carried forward throughout life. So what can you do, now, to help lighten this lifelong burden? The Thriving Adolescent offers teachers, counselors, and mental health professionals powerful techniques for working with adolescents. Based in proven- effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the skills and tips outlined in this book will help adolescents and teens manage difficult emotions, connect with their values, achieve mindfulness and vitality, and develop positive relationships with friends and family. The evidence based practices in this book focus on developing a strong sense of self, and will give adolescents the confidence they need to make that difficult transition into adulthood. Whether it's school, family, or friend related, adolescents experience a profound level of stress, and often they lack the psychological tools to deal with stress in productive ways. The skills we impart to them now will help set the stage for a happy, healthy adulthood. If you work with adolescents or teens, this is a must-have addition to your professional library.

    ISBN: 9781608828029
    Publication date: 31/12/2015
    Price: $149.99
    Author: Hayes, Louise
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $149.99
  • Toddler Whispering
    Toddler Whispering
    A companion guide to the incredibly successful book Baby Whispering, which covered the first year of a baby's life.

    This new book covers the following four years, divided into two main age groups (1-2 and 2 -5) looking at commonly asked questions from parents, plus material on routines, significant changes during these times, sleeping, eating, toilet training, screen time, behaviour management, sibling adjustment, different personalities, child care options and more.

    All this is covered simply and in a very easy-to-read manner that the tiredest of parents will be able to understand.

    ISBN: 9780143772897
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Poole, Sharlene
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Understanding Adhd
    Understanding Adhd
    The definitive guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - fully revised and updated for a new generation of parents. The bestselling author of Toddler Taming and Beyond Toddlerdom, Dr Christopher Green, with Dr Kit Chee, demystifies ADHD, the elusive and distressing condition that affects learning and behaviour. Understanding ADHD gives a clear overview of ADHD - the causes, the behaviours and the treatments - and dispels the myths. It is full of well-tried, practical and proven strategies to help with common ADHD problems such as inattention, impulsiveness and underachievement. Drawing on the latest research, the new edition includes- How to identify ADHD in your child ADHD in the under-fives How to encourage better behaviours at school and home Medication and alternative therapies- the pros and cons How to deal with the stress ADHD causes for parents and siblings How to help with reading, writing and language Advice for adults with ADHD Answers to common questions Fully updated list of resources Understanding ADHD shows parents how to work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering a

    ISBN: 9781864710571
    Publication date: 03/08/2001
    Price: $42.99
    Author: Green, Christopher
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $42.99
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