Parenting & Family Books

  • WMCH
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    From pleads of 'I'm not tired' to passionate boasts of 'Look what I've done', this handy guide will help you understand the psychology behind your child's behaviour and choose the best kind of response.

    It covers over 100 everyday situations and offers recommendations on dealing with each one. It explains the thought process behind your child's behaviour and also the feelings you will experience as a parent.

    Rooted in evidence-based clinical psychology and based around positive parenting, this book will help you understand your children's innermost thoughts and tackles important topics including temper tantrums, sibling rivalry and peer pressure.
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    The teenage years can be very difficult for all the family as youngsters enter adulthood and begin to change in so many ways. Part of this development involves drastic changes in personality that can make communicating with teenagers very difficult for parents.

    Luckily, the Mumsnet Parenting Book of the Year winners Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, have returned with How to Talk so Teens Will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk.

    An accessible guide on how to provide a respectful approach to parenting during the troublesome teenage years, this book covers topics ranging from curfews and cliques to sex and drugs and also offers innovative suggestions that will help build the foundation for lasting relationships.
  • WMDJ
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    The companion journal to Gill Sims' hilarious Why Mummy Drinks gives you somewhere to reflect on all of the ups and downs and joys and trials of motherhood.

    This journal doesn't focus on meditation or mindfulness but instead encourages you to celebrate the person you are and reveals how it's OK for busy mums to enjoy a drink from time to time... It even features drink recommendations at the end of each month!

    The journal is packed with laugh-out-loud illustrations, creative prompts and witty reflections on events throughout the year that will strike a chord with mums everywhere.
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    Perfect for those who have just welcomed a new member of the family, Oli Doyle's Mindful Parenting is a book that will help new parents cut out the stress and find peace and joy in just six weeks.

    Promising to give parents all the skills they need to enjoy every moment with their children, this book shows how mindfulness can play an important role in parenthood.

    Inspiring and empowering, its key learnings include helping parents change their beliefs and views on what the 'perfect parent' should be; showing them how to enjoy the simple things, and how 'not knowing' should be considered a positive and exciting state of mind.
  • HYST
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    This DK book will help you help your children as they study for their SATS tests. It's packed with practical advice for coping with the pressure of exams.

    It has tips for giving reassuring support and has an appealing visual guide to help you handle children's anxieties and recognise their learning style, including what methods work best for them.

    Other chapters explain what test papers actually involve and there are also reference and practical activities to help children prepare for each one.

    Supporting the National Curriculum in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and maths, this is an essential guide for parents who want to help their children succeed at this very important time.
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    Help Your Kids With Maths, by Carol Vorderman, is a simple, easy-to-follow maths encyclopedia that covers everything children need to know about maths, from long division to trigonometry.

    This guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach maths skills from basic numeracy up to more complicated problems, such as algebra and statistics.

    It's sure to come in helpful for children aged from 9+.
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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
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    Hurrah for Gin's cartoon illustrations have struck a chord with many parents, but now it's time for the foul-mouthed and highly opinionated 2 1/4-year-old Archie Adams (also created by Katie Kirby) to have his say...

    It reveals just how hard life is for Archie. He's always being told what to do ('Eat your tea, Archie', 'Stop putting Mummy's phone in the bin, Archie') and now he's just found out that his parents are going to replace him with a younger sibling.

    There are also cartoon showing Archie's friend Amelie teaching him the good swear words and his penchant for naked protests. Honest, emotional and laugh-out-loud, this is a hilarious, no-holds-barred account of what it's like to be a toddler.

    Please note this book contains language some may deem inappropriate.
  • HMCL
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    We're Going on a Bear Hunt author Michael Rosen knows better than most how to make children laugh and in this book he reveals his top tips so you can do the same.

    The former Children's Laureate talks about why practical jokes, pantomimes and poetry that doesn't make any sense delights children so much and reveals how you can take inspiration from this - not to mention belching, banana skins and bear hunts - to bring a smile to the faces of children close to you.
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    The era of the yummy mummy has finally gone and in order to celebrate this, Shari Low has taken a baby wipe to the glossy veneer of the school of perfect parenting and written Because I Said So to show us the truth about motherhood in all of its sleep-deprived, frazzled glory. This is a book that every experienced, new or soon-to-be parent will relate to - well, hallelujah and praise be those who worship at the temple of Febreze. For over a decade, Shari wrote a hugely popular weekly newspaper column documenting the ups, downs and bio-hazardous laundry baskets of family life. Because I Said So is a collection of her favourite stories of parenting, featuring superheroes in pull up pants, embarrassing mistakes, disastrous summer holidays, childhood milestones, tear-jerking nativity plays, eight bouts of chickenpox and many, many discussions that were finished with the ultimate parental sticky situation get-out clause... Because I Said So.
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    From the best dad dancing to improvised bedtime stories, this hilarious book is full of essential tips for any dad-to-be or new father.

    From Dad jokes that are perfect for the airport to mastering the art of papier-mache and making the most of your garden, this book is full of fun and inspiring advice that will make you succeed as a Dad! There are even tips on putting on a magical Harry Potter-themed party.

    Both old and new skills are covered - from managing a sleepover to mastering snapchat. This book is fully illustrated and comes with 'Amazing Dad' vouchers. It really is the Daddy of all parental advice books.
  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby - Hardback - 9781473651203 - Giovanna Fletcher
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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
  • Sketchy Muma - Hardback - 9781786486387 - Anna Lewis
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    The Sketchy Muma book is full of illustrations that perfectly capture the joys and stresses of being a mother. Acclaimed by Giovanna Fletcher, this is perfect for old and new parents.

    From the first pregnancy test to labour, birth, coming home and venturing out for the first time, the illustrations are sure to strike a chord.

    It also looks at experiences including soft play hell, chronic sleep deprivation and mastering the art of eating dinner with one hand.
  • Family London - Paperback - 9780711238633 - Jimi Famurewa
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    Whether you have tots or teens, this essential guide showcases the best - and most affordable - experiences London has to offer.

    London is a hugely exciting city, bursting with all kinds of culture and this book covers everything from bucket-list days out to under-the-radar attractions and cafes that are more than happy to welcome your children.

    There are also a selection of awesome outdoor spaces for you to explore. This is a must-have guide for anyone who loves London - whether you're a local or are planning a visit.
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    Childhood obesity is increasing year on year. Happiness and well-being levels in children are on the decline too. Children spend less time outside and more time in front of screens: computers, phones, games, television. 100 Family Adventures provides a valuable resource bank of tried and tested outdoor activities to enjoy with children, swapping 'screen time' for 'green time'. Particularly inspiring for people who want to get started, but don't know how, the book shows how any family, anywhere in the country, can enjoy time together outdoors. Activities are grouped into themes: Woodland, Water, Close to Home, Hills and Mountains, Exploring, By the Sea, Extreme Weather. Within each section is a range in difficulty, from making a rope swing to scrambling up a stream, from spending a day without electricity to going on a charity bike ride, from exploring a rockpool to camping on an uninhabited island. Packed with inspiring photos, sensible but enthusiastic instructions from parents Tim and Kerry combine with remarks and advice (and jokes!) from children Amy and Ella. 'The adventure ambassadors our current generation of cotton-wool kids urgently need' Daily Telegraph
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    Since it was published in 1991, Annabel Karmel's essential guide to feeding babies and young children has become a word-of-mouth classic. For 15 years this book has remained the number-one bestselling book on feeding children and it is consistently in the Top 20 Hardback non-fiction titles in the UK - an amazing achievement. Now for the very first time there is a brand-new, illustrated edition of the New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. Annabel has brought her collection of mouthwatering recipes up to date, with new dishes, handy advice and tips and stunning colour photographs. She makes it easy for mums to give their child the best start in life with fresh home-cooked food. Plus Annabel offers time-saving menu charts to help you shop and plan ahead, and takes you effortlessly through each stage of feeding your baby and toddler, all based on her experiences as a busy mother of three. Give this classic bestselling book as a special gift to a friend, or enjoy using it in your own kitchen and your baby is guaranteed the very best start in life.

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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 it was 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)
  • 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)
  • AEXHS
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    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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    Get ready to experience the Rules effect.

    It's your life. How good could it be?
  • AABZQ
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    A fresh and practical guide to successfully managing children's behaviour -- from babies to young adults. Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during this time fostering more than 50 children, as well as bringing up three of own. Many of these children have had severe behavioural difficulties and have come to Cathy as a last resort, when their parents or carers were no longer able to cope. Drawing on a combination of years of training and extensive personal experience, in this comprehensive guide, Cathy passes on her tried and tested methods for guiding, nurturing and disciplining children. Approaching child development chronologically, this book guides you through Cathy's incredibly simple and effective 3Rs technique: Request, Repeat and Reassure. Within this framework, Cathy addresses a host of childcare issues, including, amongst others, why children misbehave and what parents can do to the change this, how diet can affect children's behaviour, what parents can do to avoid sibling rivalry, and how to spot and address the behavioural symptoms of special needs such as dyslexia, autism, ADHD and bipolar. Applicable to all age groups - from newborn babies to young adults - Happy Kids is a clear and concise guide to raising confident, well-behaved and happy children.
  • AJLIN
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    How To Be The Parent You Always Wanted To Be features fresh stories, cartoon illustrations, answers to commonly asked questions, exercises designed to sharpen your parenting skills, and audio dramatizations that demonstrate the skills in action. It addresses struggles parents face every day, in a popular culture saturated with sarcasm, put-downs, preaching, threats, name-calling, and accusations. Loaded with practical wisdom and proven methods, this new multi-media edition demonstrates simple, proven skills that make relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Even if you never participated in a Faber/Mazlish workshop or read any of their award-winning books, you'll strengthen your ability to: - deal with your children's strong emotions - set firm limits and still maintain good will - express your angry feelings without being hurtful - engage your children's cooperation - resolve family conflicts peacefully
  • AFUNS
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    Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble. There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls 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. Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - 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. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.
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    Teenagers are tough and anyone who has their own needs help. Witty, enjoyable and genuinely insightful, Get Out of My Life is now updated with how to deal with everything from social media to online threats and porn, as well as looking at all the difficult issues of bringing up teenagers, school, sex, drugs and more. But it's the title of the second chapter, 'What They Do and Why' that best captures the book's spirit and technique, explaining how to translate teenage behaviour into its true, often less complicated meaning. One key mistake, for instance, is getting in no-win conflicts instead of having the wisdom to shut up when shutting up would be the most effective, albeit least satisfying, thing to do. Another is taking offence when the teenager views you, the adult, as idiotic. And there's advice on what to do when this happens. The message is clear: parenting adolescents is inherently difficult. Don't judge yourself too harshly!