We won’t tell you how to parent your kids, but sometimes, you may just want advice. We have you covered with practical tips and expert information, so you can carry on doing what you do best armed with the expert knowledge of psychologists and counsellors to help your children reach their full potential.
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New knowledge and know-how for grandparenting the under 5s
Grandparenting Grandchildren is the first guide of its kind written specifically for grandparents, and aims to help you raise well-rounded, ready-to-learn, happy grandchildren. It covers the key influences on healthy development: movement, music, sleep and food, explaining both how they benefit the brain and how to implement them in your grandchild’s life. Learn to build a loving, supportive relationship, while constructing essential life skills for happy, capable, and confident learners.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820799 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 224 Pages
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Knowing your child’s mind…
There is nothing so fascinating as the human brain. Over the past couple of decades, advances in technology have made possible new and exciting insights into how the brain grows, learns and operates. And there is growing consensus that this knowledge is of great relevance to parenting and all manner of child-rearing contexts.
Nurturing a Healthy Mind takes the available science on how the brain responds to environment stimuli and presents it in an easy-to-understand and user-friendly format. It ‘translates’ what neuroscience is telling us about the development of the brain from infancy to the early school years and explains how this knowledge can help us deal with the everyday realities of raising healthy and happy children.
So if you’ve ever wondered whether enrolling your three-year-old in enrichment programs will give them a head start in life, or have simply despaired at your four-year-old’s inability to sit still, you’ll find the book Nurturing a Healthy Mind essential reading.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781921966026| Paperback | 234 x 153mm / 9.25 x 6 in | 248 Pages |
Straightforward, Practical Strategies for Common Childhood Challenges
All children go through periods of poor behaviour, so parents need strategies to manage this. In this practical guide, Dr Sarah Hughes offers a warm and commonsense approach all parents can benefit from. Dr Hughes delves into the behavioural development of children and roots out just why kids can’t always behave well. She answers hard questions with real-world examples and offers easy-to-implement, realistic approaches parents can adapt to a style of parenting that suits them.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820324| Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 inches | 240 Pages
Understanding your baby’s emotional needs to create the best beginnings.
In Best Start, psychologist Lynn Jenkins looks at how a person’s emotional foundations are formed in babyhood and the power that these foundations have over the way in which the child develops.
She begins by examining how a baby’s brain is shaped to support developing self-concepts before moving on to outline what a baby needs in order to develop a positive idea of themselves. Most importantly, she explains to parents what they can do to meet those needs, ensuring that their child experiences the best start in life.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781921497896| Paperback | 198 x 128 mm / 7.75 x 5 inches | 140 Pages
Your Child’s Mental Health
In Mind Kind you will not find parenting techniques, but rather a parenting philosophy. Recognizing that there are no absolute answers, distinguished psychotherapist, mother and grandmother Dr Joanna North instead aims to help you become aware of the types of emotional support your child may need. Through following this practical advice, you can help your child grow a strong and resilient mind, even when going through difficult times.
Mind Kind: Your Child’s Mental Health helps parents and carers support their children towards positive mental health and wellbeing. Mind Kind devotes chapters to behaviour management; helping children in difficult times; dealing with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression; eating disorders; family break-ups, divorce and step-parenting. Dr North also addresses common parental misunderstandings and provides the tools to create an environment that promotes positive mental health.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 inches | 256 Pages
Practical, Get-Ahead Strategies to Survive Your Daughter’s Teenage Years
Top specialist clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes delivers new practical, immediate strategies for parents living with potentially difficult, rebellious, or irresponsible teenage daughters. Supported by real-life examples, studies and research into the adolescent brain, Hughes’ solutions will help mothers and fathers grow a stubborn, reckless or challenging teenager into a well-adjusted, respectful, and self-sufficient young woman.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 216 Pages |
Parenting teenagers is tricky at the best of times! When tough issues arise, parents can struggle with what to do and how best to approach challenging situations. In this highly practical, skills-based book, psychologist Michael Hawton draws on 30 years of experience to enable you to steer your teenager through the tough times with confidence.
Using case studies and based on universally accepted mediation principles, this valuable guide will help you develop tools to sort out behaviour so you don’t overreact, and explains the scripted approach to encouraging positive behaviour changes. Engaging Adolescents empowers you in learning to resolve conflicts, ease distress and build better family relationships.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 216 Pages |
Parenting today’s children for tomorrow’s world
Drawing on cutting-edge research, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimise the impact of stress at home and at school. A must-read for every parent who wants to raise smart, emotionally stable, responsible, stress-proof kids!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 240 Pages |
Essential reading for any woman who’s ever longed to be a mother…
Judith Uyterlinde had it all; health, intelligence, good looks, a fabulous career and a happy relationship with a wonderful man.
All that was missing from her perfect life was a child, and how hard could that be?
As it turned out, Judith would experience the agony of miscarrying twins, suffer two ectopic pregnancies, and endure four failed IVF attempts before finally having to accept that she could not give birth to a child of her own.
Written with a searing intensity, Judith’s years of struggling are recounted with humour and honesty.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153mm | 120 Pages |
A guide for women over 35
Many older women spend months, if not years, trying for motherhood, then endure an anxious pregnancy wondering if they are eating and exercising properly. Fitness expert Suzy Clarkson has been there. Her first pregnancy at the age of 38 was relatively trouble-free, but trying to get pregnant again a few years later was very different. Following fertility treatment, she finally gave birth to her second child at the age of 45.
Qualified in physiotherapy, Suzy has now devised a practical guide to assist older women through their pregnancies, using her own experiences of motherhood to support her text. This easy-to-follow fitness programme will take you through each trimester, showing suitable exercises and suggesting how to develop healthy habits to achieve a safe outcome, a successful childbirth and a speedy recovery afterwards. The book is fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs showing the exercises in detail. The information she provides is based on the latest research, and is endorsed by leading specialists in obstetrics and fertility.
But the book is more than its exercises. Suzy is a ‘real mum’ who offers encouragement and a compassionate helping hand to all older mothers. Fit for Birth and Beyond is the guide you can trust and use with confidence.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 242 x 184 mm | 256 Pages |
A mother’s story of hope, courage and determination
Paper Cranes is the moving story of Cheryl Koenig, a Sydney mother whose son Jonathan was left brain-damaged after an horrific car accident, and the amazing sense that together with persistence, determination, family and love, almost any challenge can be faced and conquered. Jonathan has defied the odds and lives a rich and fulfilling life.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153 mm | 256 Pages | 8pp Photographs
A diagnosis of ADHD can be overwhelming. There’s a wealth of conflicting advice available and it’s hard to know what to trust. The solution: The ADHD Handbook, a clear and comprehensive guide drawing on the most up-to-date international research to present a pragmatic look at this common disorder. It covers how ADHD is diagnosed, the most effective therapies and techniques and the pros and cons of various types of medication, and addresses many of the common myths surrounding the condition.
This informative book is an essential reference to support you in successfully navigating your way through the challenges ADHD poses and helping your child to live a full, happy life.
SPECIFICATIONS:Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 9 ½ x 6 Inches | 264 Pages |
It has been shown that children’s neurophysiological development is vital for their ability to read and learn, and Smart Start provides a fun-filled platform for parents and carers to gain greater knowledge of what this entails in order to maximise their child’s development. Using the detailed illustrations in Smart Start you can work with your child to stimulate their neurological responses, increase coordination and enhance their capacity for learning when they reach school age. The book is carefully organised to provide a step-by-step programme for each year of an infant’s life.
Simply written and attractively presented with lively illustrations and practical exercises, Smart Start will soon become an indispensable tool for all parents.
All it takes is ten minutes a day!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 173 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 ⅘ Inches | 150 Illustrations | 160 Pages |
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Being a parent can be tough and there are times when you just don’t have all the answers. For parents who find themselves faced with a seemingly endless spiral of conflict, poor behaviour and ineffective discipline, this is the evidence-based parenting program they’ve been waiting for. Divided into 12 sessions, it first focuses on developing a strong relationship between parent and child. Once a firm foundation of parenting strategies has been developed, the program then moves onto effective discipline. The discipline program is designed so that it is self-sustaining and allows the parent to step back from what is often an emotionally charged situation and instead use predetermined consequences. It also emphasises teaching children ownership of their behaviour.
The beauty of this program is that the principles can be used in each of the child’s environments (at home, at school, with grandparents, etc.), while it has also been designed so that any parent can use it as well as those with children who have been diagnosed with behavioural disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, or explosive and non-compliant behaviour. It’s a common sense, practical guide to getting your kids back on track and creating a happier home!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 240 Pages |