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  • What Every Parent Needs to Know

    Toby Young

    Product Code: WEPN
    Hardback
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    Written by How to Lose Friends and Alienate People author Toby Young and Miranda Thomas, What Every Parent Needs to Know: How to Help Your Child Get the Most out of Primary School is a step-by-step guide to what parents can expect when children get to this age.

    Fully up to date so that it fits in with (and explains!) the New Curriculum, the practical guide will show how you can tell what your child is learning, and if they are behaving themselves or not...

    Year by year, it reveals what children will be learning and shows what they'll be taught and why. It also provides information and advice on what children should know at the start of each year, and what they should be able to achieve by the end.

    With its games and exercises, the handy guide has been designed to help you prepare, encourage and nurture children every step of the way as they work their way through each term. You'll give this book an A*!
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  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

    Philippa Perry

    Product Code: BWTIU
    Hardback
    Full of sage and sane advice, this hopeful book from renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us the vital dos and don'ts of parenting and what really matters when it comes to making children happy.

    Instead of mapping out the 'perfect' plan, Perry offers a big-picture look at the elements that lead to good parent-child relationships. This refreshing, judgement-free book will help you to:
    - Understand how your own upbringing may affect your parenting
    - Accept that you will make mistakes and learn what you can do about them
    - Break the negative cycles and patterns
    - Handle your own and your child's feelings
    - Understand what different behaviours communicate
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  • The Family Book

    Todd Parr

    Product Code: AGQJP
    Paperback 3 years +
    The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two mothers or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way. Parr's message about the importance of embracing our differences is delivered in a playful way. With his trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes, this book will encourage children to ask questions about their own families.
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  • The Organised Mum Method

    Gemma Bray

    Product Code: BZJYU
    Paperback
    (1)
    The Organised Mum Method is THE housekeeping bible that will completely revolutionise your home. Say goodbye to mess, clutter and weekends spent tidying and cleaning! Gemma Bray (a.k.a The Organised Mum) is a firm believer that there is more to life than housework, and over the last decade she has perfected The Organised Mum Method (TOMM).* The Organised Mum Method is a structured, manageable and ultra-efficient cleaning routine that ensures all areas of the home are taken care of. It's easy to follow, effective and ensures that everything gets done in just 30 minutes a day, Monday to Friday ... and you get weekends off! Perfect for existing fans of TOMM or anyone looking for ways to fit cleaning around a busy lifestyle, The Organised Mum Method includes life-changing tips, tricks, cleaning schedules, shopping lists, meal plans and quick recipes that will help you get your housework done fast. *Don't worry dads -- it works for you too.
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  • Nine Perfect Strangers

    Liane Moriarty

    Product Code: BUOEP
    Paperback
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    From the author behind the award-winning TV series Big Little Lies, this captivating book is a funny yet poignant novel that will be enjoyed by readers of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn.

    Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life. A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world. Ten days that promise to change your life. But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies...
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  • Annabel Karmel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book

    Annabel Karmel

    Product Code: BCIDQ
    Hardback
    For over 25 years, millions of families have trusted Annabel Karmel's expertise in feeding. Now, Annabel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book has been designed for parents wanting to explore self-feeding.Championing a flexible approach to feeding, this book makes for the ideal stand-alone guide for those wanting to explore baby-led weaning (BLW) exclusively. Or for those wanting to introduce BLW alongside spoon-feeding purees, it can be used as a companion cookbook to Annabel's New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner which is filled with her famous puree recipes.This delicious, nutritious collection of 120 family friendly recipes is paired with useful advice and essential tips to equip parents with the power to choose what's best for their baby. Whilst purees provide an obvious bridge between liquid and solid foods, self-feeding offers a prime opportunity for babies to discover their natural abilities to explore a wide variety of tastes and textures, encouraging independence and good eating habits.Many families find that incorporating a mix of both works best for their baby.Whether you are choosing exclusive BLW or combining with spoon-feeding, Annabel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book is the ultimate companion for exploring self-feeding safely. "Annabel's baby-led weaning recipes are a great addition to her failsafe purees. Combining the two methods helps ensure optimum nutrition while helping your baby to develop those important motor skills and enjoy social family mealtimes."Sarah Almond Bushell, Registered Dietitian and Consultant Nutritionist
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  • The Whole-Brain Child

    Tina Payne Bryson

    Product Code: AEXHS
    Paperback
    In this pioneering, practical book for parents, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. Different parts of a child's brain develop at different speeds and understanding these differences can help you turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and raise calmer, happier children. Featuring clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, "The Whole-Brain Child" will help your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives using twelve key strategies, including: Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain's affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension; and, Engage, Don't Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting. It also includes: Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child's emotional state; Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go; SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible; and, Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.
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  • Calm Parents, Happy Kids

    Laura Markham

    Product Code: AKYCC
    Paperback
    Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don't want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to behave.
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  • Surrounded by Idiots

    Thomas Erikson

    Product Code: BYMIP
    Paperback
    Do you ever think you're the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague's abrasive manner get your back up? You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was `surrounded by idiots', communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people. Originally published in Swedish in 2014 as Omgiven Av Idioter, Erikon's Surrounded by Idiots is already an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with - in and out of the office - based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information. Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication and advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or indeed shut up. Packed with `aha!' and `oh no!' moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and influence those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension. And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn't you!
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  • Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Poppy O'Neill

    Product Code: BMJKI
    Paperback
    Does your child appear to worry a lot? Do they experience episodes of feeling panicked and breathless? Perhaps they have frequent tummy upsets, or are irritable, tearful, angry or withdrawn? Do they have problems concentrating or show a loss of enthusiasm for their usual interests? These could all be signs that your child is struggling with anxiety. This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioural therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child to overcome anxiety. It's aimed at children aged 7-11 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child's emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come. Your child will be guided, with the help of little monster - a friendly and supportive character they can identify with - through fun and engaging activities which are interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements and practical information for parents.
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  • 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders

    Tara Delaney

    Product Code: BHXXF
    Paperback
    LEARNING THROUGH PLAY One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips. More than one hundred games that help your child: make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school
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  • Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog

    Emily Dean

    Product Code: CDHBP
    Paperback
    'Like a master class in memoir writing. Honest, perceptive and properly funny' Neil Gaiman 'A wonderful and very special book' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt'Glamorous. Heart-breaking. Hilarious. Feminist. Life-changing' Katherine Ryan 'Heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time! Genuinely couldn't put it down' Alan Carr 'Incredibly moving, always funny and brilliantly written. I urge everyone to read it' Frank Skinner 'I can't begin to express how much I love it' Caroline Criado-Perez, author of Invisible Women 'LOVELY. Sad and funny and warm and DOGS' Marian Keyes 'I read it in one sitting - it's so blinking good' Lorraine Kelly 'Funny, sparklingly honest and heart-breaking' Bel Mooney, Daily Mail 'A book that will leave you smiling but with a lump in your throat' Mail on Sunday, '100 Hottest Summer Books 2019' * * * The funny, heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of love, family and overwhelming loss which led Emily Dean to find hope and healing in the dog she always wanted. Growing up with the Deans was a fabulous training ground for many things: ignoring unpaid bills, being the most entertaining guest at dinner, deconstructing poetry. It was never home for the dog Emily craved. Emily shared the lively chaos with her beloved older sister Rachael, her rock. Over the years the sisters bond grew ever closer. As Rachael went on to have the cosy family and treasured dog, Giggle, Emily threw herself into unsettled adventure - dog ownership remaining a distant dream. Then, tragically, Rachael is diagnosed with cancer. In just three devastating years Emily loses not only her sister but both her parents as well. This is the funny heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of how Emily discovers that it is possible to overcome the worst that life can throw at you, that it's never too late to make peace with your past, and that the right time is only ever now, as she finally starts again with her very own dog - the adorable Shih-tzu named Raymond.
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  • Mindfulness for Mums

    Izzy Judd

    Product Code: CDAXM
    Hardback
    Pre-order this beautiful book of simple and practical exercises designed to help clear your mind, connect with your children and feel calm amid the chaos of family life. Having suffered from anxiety for much of her life, Izzy Judd has brought together a brilliant and inspiring collection of simple activities and exercises to help mothers find their own piece of calm. Included are exercises for you to do alone and with your children of all ages, giving them their own tools to help remain happy and peaceful too. Mindfulness for Mums will guide you through invaluable, quick and easy self-care tips to help you find a moment's calm in the chaos of motherhood. Izzy Judd's beautiful and practical book will hold your hand through the challenging and exhausting days, exciting and happy days and most importantly provide something you can teach your children and share together over the years.
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  • Man vs. Toddler

    Matt Coyne

    Product Code: BZOWT
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    More inept, more clueless and more exhausted than ever, the man behind the blogging phenomenon Man vs Baby is back with the latest instalment in his (and his son Charlie's) journey through the chaos and comedy of parenting In the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller Dummy comes Man vs Toddler - the story of what happens when your little one is transformed from an innocent bundle of joy into a creature that walks, talks... and craps in a plastic bucket in the middle of your living room. Man vs Toddler exposes the lie that, that when it comes to parenting 'it gets easier'. But it is just as foul-mouthed and heart-warming as Matt's first book, and will have you laughing and crying with recognition as he shares his observations and advice on everything from tantrums to the horrors of soft-play.
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  • Part-Time Working Mummy

    Rachaele Hambleton

    Product Code: BUMUQ
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    Hundreds of thousands of fans flock to the Part-Time Working Mummy page for its heartfelt posts, honest accounts of complicated family life and its appeal to 'bring parents together to support each other through all the sh*t that life throws at us!'. This book channels the amazing spirit of the page, with Rachaele sharing behind-the-scenes experiences that have shaped her own views on parenting and life; packed with personal stories and lessons learned, it's about the best, the worst and the ok times in a 'normal' family. As well as tackling subjects like single parenthood, patchwork families, unexpected pregnancy, domestic violence and bullying, the book ultimately spreads a message of kindness amidst the chaos and inspires you to change the world for the better - and, of course, a good laugh to see you through the tough times!
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  • Let's Talk About the Birds and the Bees

    Molly Potter

    Product Code: BUXLK
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    From the author of How Are You Feeling Today? and Will You Be My Friend? comes a brand new picture book all about the birds and the bees (sex education). It's natural for young children to have questions about their bodies and where they came from, but it can seem a daunting task to answer honestly so that they understand the subtleties of puberty, sex, reproduction and relationships, and are comfortable with their bodies. This books uses clear, easy to understand language to answer complex questions about sex and relationships, and covers all manner of tricky subjects from puberty to consent with delicate accuracy and honesty. Filled with bright, fun illustrations and helpful advice for parents and carers, Let's Talk About the Birds and Bees is the perfect book for explaining the facts of life to small children.
  • At Home with Dyslexia

    Sascha Roos

    Product Code: BRMJP
    Paperback
    This book will empower parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with dyslexia, making them confident and knowledgeable in the process. It offers: - a guidebook that is visually appealing, including bullet points, illustrations and short chapters, making it an easy to follow reference book for the busy (and often dyslexic) parent; - practical and emotional support at home from primary to secondary school years, as well as how to deal with school and the education system; - chapters that can be dipped into for useful day to day advice and tools to help at home , and for overall encouragement and reassurance; - parents and children sharing their personal experiences and advice in their personal accounts - the challenges of dyslexia, possible solutions and successes are openly discussed and woven throughout the chapters, giving the guide an authentic voice. Central to this guide is language of acceptance and celebration, emphasising a learning 'difference' rather than a 'disability', and a genuine encouragement of dyslexic abilities and strengths.
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  • How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

    Joanna Faber

    Product Code: AWRCR
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    From the widely acclaimed HOW TO TALK series, discover tried and tested communication strategies to survive - and thrive - with kids ages 2-7 The all-new content in this book deals with struggles familiar to every parent, relative, teacher and childminder. How do you respond to the toddler who won't brush his teeth? The preschooler who pinches the baby? The child who throws everything she can reach? It's hard to be a little kid. It's hard to be an adult responsible for that little kid. And it's really hard to think about effective communication when the toast is burning, the baby is crying and you're exhausted. This book will help readers do just that. Organized according to everyday challenges and conflicts, and including real-life examples and the series' trademark cartoons, this book is a survival manual of communication tools, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders.
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  • Don'ts for Husbands

    Blanche Ebbutt

    Product Code: ALKMW
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    Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after they were written. The reissued titles are ideal Christmas stocking fillers, and gifts for weddings, engagements and anniversaries. Advice appears under the following chapters: 1. Personalities 2. How to Avoid Discord 3. Habits 4. Financial Matters 5. Evenings at Home 6. Jealousy 7. Recreation 8. Food 9. Dress 10. Entertaining 11. Household Management 12. Children 'Among the bon mots there is much wisdom. They would make great stocking fillers, or wedding anniversary gifts!' Good Book Guide (October 2007)
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  • Last Child in the Woods

    Richard Louv (Author)

    Product Code: BFYJD
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    Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression.This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.
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  • Wicked Girl

    Jeanie Doyle

    Product Code: CDHEF
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    How do you teach a mother to love her child, when she's still a child herself? Jeanie Doyle nurtures, teaches and cares for young and dysfunctional mums, showing them how to care for their newborn babies, sometimes even taking the mother into foster care before the baby is born. The first in a brand-new series of books by the "foster super-gran", Wicked Girl is the shocking true story of the very first case Jeanie dealt with: a baby girl who was found abandoned on the steps of a church just before Christmas. While the 14-year-old mother was tracked down, Jeanie took her little daughter into her own care. But while she tried to help the two of them heal and bond, the terrible truth about the baby's father was revealed... A twist on the standard Cathy Glass books, Wicked Girl offers Jeanie's rare perspective of fostering young women alongside their babies. Will mother and daughter be reunited for good, or will the vulnerable young mother make the heartbreaking decision that they are both better off apart?
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  • The Parents' Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism

    Raelene Dundon

    Product Code: CBXKE
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    This guide for parents is a complete introduction to autism and anxiety. Drawing on the author's clinical experience working with children and their families, it provides parents and carers with everything they need to know to help support their child. It covers the basics such as what anxiety is, how it manifests behaviourally and why it is common in autism, before presenting CBT-informed practical strategies for managing a common range of anxieties: separation, social, performance, phobias, and generalised anxiety. It also has chapters dedicated to related behaviours including Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and advice on managing meltdowns. This is a clear, concise and practical guide that answers any questions that parents and carers might have about anxiety and provides support strategies to help children with autism manage a range of anxieties.
  • Take Five

    Niall Breslin

    Product Code: CBIUZ
    Hardback
    Following the success of his first picture book, The Magic Moment, musician and mindfulness expert Niall Breslin (Bressie) is back with another important life lesson for young children, beautifully brought to life by illustrator Sheena Dempsey. When Freddie sees all the presents his friend Ben gets for his birthday, he feels a bit sad ... Nana teaches Freddie how to be thankful for everything he has - together they count all the wonderful things in their lives. This gratitude trick is a helpful technique for dealing with the uncomfortable and often confusing feelings of jealousy that children inevitably encounter. Praise for The Magic Moment, by the same author `The sort of book that could be genuinely helpful to an anxious child' THE IRISH TIMES `Teaches children a really simple and effective mindfulness technique for managing big feelings' DR MALIE COYNE `A book with an important message' IRISH INDEPENDENT
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  • My First Pregnancy

    Joanna Girling

    Product Code: BZKNI
    Paperback
    This comprehensive pregnancy guide offers support and reassuring advice for first-time mums-to-be. Written by a team of medical professionals, it includes important changes to official guidelines and up-to-date information so you can have a safe and enjoyable pregnancy. From coping with morning sickness to preparing for labour, My First Pregnancy offers guidance throughout it all.
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