New Parenting Materials

Honey, I wrecked the kids : when yelling, screaming, threats, bribes, time-outs, sticker charts and removing privileges all don't work / Alyson Schafer. cover
Honey, I wrecked the kids explains why children today are resistant to traditional parenting methods and how only a new model for winning cooperation really works. Full of real-life examples, the book gives parents a deeper understanding of misbehaviour and their role in it, shies away from traditional behavioural models of parenting and offers humane, good-humoured advice that will make parenting a manageable and, finally, rewarding task.
Feed your baby & toddler right : early eating and drinking skills encourage the best development / Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP. cover
"The majority of our eating and drinking skills are developed in the first two years of life. Parents can help with this process by using appropriate feeding techniques from birth. Every three months from birth, your baby will have a growth spurt in the area of feeding. Parents often receive very little instruction on ways to feed their children, yet good eating and drinking skills encourage the best mouth development and set up patterns for life. This book reveals secrets for better breast and bottle feeding, and feeding development for babies from birth to the toddler years"-- Publisher description.
Beyond the checkup from birth to age four : a pediatrician's guide to calm, confident parenting / Luke Voytas, MD. cover
"A good-health handbook for parents of children from birth through age four that helps new or anxious parents feel confident, and with a special emphasis on the first couple of years of baby's life. This handbook for parents of newborns and children up to the age of four is a breath of fresh air in the parenting category. Dr. Luke Voytas is a practicing pediatrician (and father of two young kids) who helps new parents to feel confident and secure in their ability to meet their baby's needs. Chapters begin with the final preparations leading up to baby's birth, including how to find the right doctor and the essentials you will need when he or she comes home. The book then follows the normal checkup schedule through age four. Development and feeding are addressed throughout, but the heart of the book wrestles with topics like sleep, picky eaters, discipline, and screen time. Also included are frequently asked questions and brief case studies that prepare parents for handling common illnesses they might encounter. Using respected scientific studies to back up information and recommendations, this handbook will be a trusted reference new parents can count on"-- Provided by publisher.
The power of presence : be a voice in your child's ear even when you're not with them / Joy Thomas Moore ; foreword by Wes Moore. cover
The mother of memoirist Wes Moore outlines seven specific strategies--including faith, courage, and financial freedom--for ensuring that children consistently feel a positive caregiver's presence regardless of distance.
Supercharged food for kids : building stronger, healthier, brighter kids from the ground up / Lee Holmes. cover
Recipes and meal solutions that not only taste delicious to kids, but deliver the nutrients needed to help sustain their energy levels, keep their mood up, concentrate and perform at their best.
How to raise kind kids : and get respect, gratitude, and a happier family in the bargain / Thomas Lickona. cover
"Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. We all want our kids to be kind. But that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your son being unkind.A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. Now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to bring peace and foster cooperation at home. Kindness doesn't stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues--like courage, self-control, respect, and gratitude. With concrete examples drawn from the many families Dr. Lickona has worked with over the years and clear tips you can act on tonight,How to Raise Kind Kids will help you give and get respect, hold family meetings to tackle persistent problems, discipline in a way that builds character, and improve the dynamic of your relationship with your children while putting them on the path to ahappier and more fulfilling life"-- Provided by publisher.
Count girls in : empowering girls to combine any interests with STEM to open up a world of opportunity / Karen Panetta, PHD, and Katianne Williams. cover
"There is a place for all girls and young women--not just the science fair winners and robotics club members--in STEM classes and careers. To succeed in science and tech fields today, girls don't have to change who they are. A girl who combines her natural talents, interests, and dreams with STEM skills has a greater shot at a career she loves and a salary she deserves. The authors present compelling research in a conversational, accessible style and provide specific advice and takeaways for each stage of schooling from elementary school through college, followed by comprehensive STEM resources. This isn't a book about raising competitive, test-acing girls in lab coats; this is about raising happy, confident girls who realize the world of opportunities before them"-- Provided by publisher.
Blend : creating a loving family after divorce / Mashonda Tifrere. cover
"A wise and inspiring guide to creating a happy and healthy blended family by Mashonda Tifrere with contributions from her co-parents--Swizz Beatz and his wife, Grammy-Award winning singer and songwriter Alicia Keys. In January 2010, founder of ArtLeadHer Mashonda Tifrere and music producer Swizz Beatz finalized their divorce. When Swizz married award-winning singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, a new dynamic was born--three adults who loved and were deeply committed to raising Mashonda and Swizz's four-year old son Kasseem. In Blend, Tifrere draws on the insights they gained from their journey as well as advice from family therapists, parenting experts, and other blending families, to provide an invaluable resource for blended families. Statistics show thatone in three Americans is now a step-parent, stepchild, step-sibling or other member of a blended family. The number of first time marriages or romantic relationships that end in divorce or breakups and the high percentage of remarriages and new relationships that involve children demand a unique, life-affirming approach to processing the end of one relationship and the rebirth of a new familial dynamic with the well-being of children at its center. In this book, Tifrere shares intimate details on how sheand her co-parents used communication, patience and love to create an environment where they were able to work as a team and all the children involved could thrive. Blend will inspire a generation of families"-- Provided by publisher.
The ultimate guide for gay dads : everything you need to know about LGBTQ parenting but are (mostly) afraid to ask / Eric Rosswood. cover
"Are you ready to have kids? More and more gay men are turning to adoption and surrogacy to start their own families. An estimated two million American LBGTQ people would like to adopt and an estimated 65,000 adopted children are living with a gay parent. In 2016, The Chicago Tribune reported that 10 to 20 percent of donor eggs went to gay men expanding their families via surrogacy, and in many places the numbers were up 50 percent from the previous five years. Gay parenting: Having a kid is like coming out all over again, on a daily basis, especially if you have an infant. Was coming out stressful for you? It's about to get more intense and you will have a child watching your every move and listening to your every word. If you stutter or pause, they may pick up on your discomfort and could start to feel like something is wrong about their family unit. The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads is jam packed with parenting tips and advice to help you build confidence and become the awesome gay dad you were meant to be!"--Amazon.com.
Co-parenting from the inside out : voices of moms and dads / Karen L. Kristjanson. cover
"The interviews in Co-Parenting from the Inside Out are with real moms and dads in diverse circumstances, showing them making choices, sometimes struggling, and often growing. Their stories offer insights into wise decision-making, as well as practical strategies that strengthen families. Parents see that they are not alone as they navigate their feelings and build a future. While pain exists in most stories, there is also hope. Co-parents often feel that they have become more confident and compassionate, and parent better than before. The effects of their personal growth and their children's are the silver lining in the dark pain of divorce. Karen Kristjanson has brought together real life co-parenting stories that inspire separated parents and help them understand co-parenting better, offering practical tips and tools that directly benefit families."--Provided by publisher.
The tantrum survival guide : tune in to your toddler's mind (and your own) to calm the craziness and make family fun again / Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD. cover
"If you are the parent of a toddler or preschooler, chances are you know a thing or two about tantrums. While those epic meltdowns can certainly be part of "normal" toddler behavior, they are still maddening, stressful, and exhausting--for everyone involved. What can you do to keep your cool and help your child calm down? Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, child psychologist and mother of two, has a unique understanding of both the science behind tantrums and what works in the heat of the moment to nip blowups in the bud. With her customizable plan, you'll learn: *Why your toddler's developing brain is hardwired for "big emotions." What you may be doing (unintentionally) to encourage outbursts. Ways to use structure and routines to help your child feel secure. How to reduce tantrums at tough times of day, from wake-up to bedtime. Strategies for managing tantrums under difficult circumstances, from travel to moving to divorce. Ways to deepen your parent-child connection--starting right now"-- Provided by publisher.
A year of Forest School : outdoor play and skill-building fun for every season / Jane Worroll & Peter Houghton. cover
Rain or shine, this book will get everyone playing outside, developing new skills and discovering the wonder of nature across the year! Written for parents, teachers and anyone else wants to try out Forest School activities, and also as a handy resource for Forest School leaders, it follows on from the bestselling "Play the Forest School Way", with brand-new games and survival skills that connect with the natural cycle of the year. For each season, there's also a special day out - a multi-activity session that's great for parties, school breaks or simply a fun day in nature.
Super nutrition for babies : the best way to nourish your baby from birth to 24 months / Katherine Erlich, M.D., and Kelly Genzlinger, M.Sc., C.N.C., C.M.T.A. cover
Nutrition and proper feeding are critical in a baby's formative first months and years. However, many typical feeding recommendations and convenience-focused baby foods are created based on what has become convention, rather than fostering optimal health and nutrition for infants. Filled with sugar, preservatives, and chemically refined ingredients, today's common baby foods make children vulnerable to illnesses and developmental difficulties -- both now and later in life. This expanded new edition gives parents the latest science-based nutritional recommendations for feeding their child. Based on the recommendations of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston A. Price and traditional food principles, Super Nutrition for Babies, Revised Edition, provides you with information on all aspects of nutrition and feeding, including when and how to introduce grains in a child's diet, healthier alternatives to soy and processed dairy, and when to begin solid foods. You'll get a comprehensive tutorial on developing digestion, naturally bolstering immunity, and the best foods for every age and stage.