New Parenting Materials

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.
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.
Amateur hour : motherhood in essays and swear words / Kimberly Harrington. cover
"Welcome to essayist Kimberly Harrington's poetic and funny world of motherhood, womanhood, and humanhood--not necessarily in that order. It's a place of loud parenting, fierce loving, too much social media, and occasional inner monologues where timeless debates are resolved such as Pro/Con: Caving to PTO Bake Sale Pressure ("PRO: Skim the crappiest brownies for myself. CON: They're really crappy."). With accessibility and wit, she captures the emotions around parenthood in artful and earnest ways, highlighting this time in the middle--midlife, the middle years of childhood, and how women are stuck in the middle of so much. It's a place of elation, exhaustion, and time whipping past at warp speed. Finally, it's a quiet space to consider the girl you were, the mother you are, and the woman you are always becoming."--Page [4] of cover.
The happiest toddler on the block : how to eliminate tantrums and raise a patient, respectful and cooperative one- to four-year-old / Harvey Karp ; with Paula Spencer. cover
From the renowned pediatrician who taught parents how to calm their crying babies in "The Happiest Baby on the Block" comes a breakthrough book that explains a new way to raise a secure and well-behaved 1 to 4 year old and prevent a toddler's tantrums.
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.
The smart parent's guide to raising vegan kids : lessons for littles in plant-based eating and compassionate living / Eric C. Lindstrom ; foreword by Tess Challis. cover
Is bringing up a vegan baby unhealthy? The Smart Parent's Guide to Raising Vegan Kids is the ultimate vegan parenting manifesto that takes on this myth and answers all the other questions you've always wondered about--the vegan way. Raising ethically vegan children, in fact, lays the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent health for your child, the animals, and the planet. Eric C. Lindstrom is in the position to know. Having raised one child on the Standard American Diet (SAD) and four other children on a vegan lifestyle, and being a mid-life vegan convert himself, Lindstrom learned through experience. In this practical and tongue-in-cheek guide, Lindstrom, dishes the real talk and shares the unique challenges vegans face when starting their children from scratch, providing advice, tips, and tricks on how to raise compassionate, vegan children in all areas of life.
The emotionally healthy child : helping children calm, center, and make smarter choices / Maureen Healy. cover
"A child psychologist describes the habits and attitudes of happy, well-adjusted children and shows parents how they can encourage these traits in their own children"-- Provided by publisher.
The bullying breakthrough : real help for parents and teachers of the bullied, bystanders, and bullies / Jonathan McKee. cover
McKee shares his own story and offers a glimpse into the rapidly changing world of bullies, bystanders, and the bullied while providing helpful ways to connect with these kids, open doors of dialogue, and give them the encouragement they need and the validation they're searching for.
The 101 healthiest foods for kids : eat the best, feel the greatest--healthy foods for kids, and recipes too! / Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD. cover
Do you and your kids love living a healthy lifestyle (or are you looking to make that a goal)? Are you curious about which foods are ideal for childhood nutrition? Let 101 Healthiest Foods for Kids be your handbook to everything whole food, no matter where you may be on your journey! This family-friendly guide includes informational sidebars with great tips and tricks for getting kids to try new foods and make healthy choices, as well as answers to questions, like: Is juice healthy?, Does my child need a multivitamin?, and Do kids need more protein? From fruits and veggies, to whole grains and protein-rich foods, you'll find 101 full profiles on foods such as: sugar snap peas, zucchini, sweet potato, papaya, pomegranate, dates, farro, lentils, sunflower seeds, and so many more! On top of all that, you'll also find more than 25 quick and easy recipes you can make as a family, from Beet & Berry Smoothies to Cauliflower Nuggets and Red Lentil Snack Cookies. Keep this colorful, easy-to-skim guide in your kitchen to grab again and again. Pick a food that's new to you, or one you love and want to get the kids excited about, and let the fun begin!
Positive discipline for today's busy (and overwhelmed) parent : how to balance work, parenting, and self for lasting well-being / Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., Kristina Bill, and Joy Marchese. cover
"Jane Nelsen, coauthor of the popular Positive Discipline series, along with Positive Discipline Educators Joy Marchese and Kristina Bill, put forth a new volume for parents looking to make their overburdened lives a little easier. With the increasing pressure to excel at parenting, work, and personal relationships, it's easy to feel stressed and dissatisfied. This targeted Positive Discipline guide gives parents the tools to parent effectively without sacrificing their well-being or giving up on their life goals. Instead of creating unachievable expectations, parents will learn how to play to their strengths at work and at home. Attitude is key - if you feel confident in your parenting abilities and at your job, your children are more likely to adopt anattitude of self-reliance and cooperation. Using wisdom based on the Positive Discipline philosophy, busy parents will be able to avoid pampering and keep permissive and punitive parenting at bay, fostering a happy, successful home life. With tried andtrue communication approaches at their fingertips to aid in work-life integration, moms (and dads!) won't have to feel guilty about leaving their child with a sitter during the day, or leaving work early to go to a soccer game. Parents will also learn howto balance out their "wheel of life" and adopt coping strategies when life feels a bit too overwhelming"-- Provided by publisher.
Baby sign language basics : early communication for hearing babies & toddlers / Monta Z. Briant. cover
"Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers around the globe to the miracle of signing with their babies -- and left them wanting more! Now, in this newly expanded edition, Monta Z. Bryant provides more than 300 American Sign Language (ASL) signs, illustrated with the same clear, easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. Baby-specific signing techniques, songs, and games are also included to make learning fun and to quickly open up two-way communication. Parents will meet real signing families and learn how to make sign language a part of their everyday interactions with their children. Also included is a video featuring all the signs from the book. See the sign you want to learn come alive! This is a must-have for all parents, grandparents, and anyone else who spends time with preverbal children. After all, what parent or caregiver doesn't want to know what their baby is trying to tell them?" -- From publisher's description.
And now we have everything : on motherhood before I was ready / Meaghan O'Connell. cover
O'Connell is a smart twentysomething who treats her pregnancy like a new project, researching and planning. She envisions a natural birth and a year of wholesome breast feeding. But things do not go as she expects. Life throws curveballs, and after 40 hours of contractions, she opts for a C-section. She manages to nurse for a year but resents her baby's control over her body. This is not a book about the wonders of motherhood but about the tension between culturally inherited ideals and the realities of lived, bodily experience.
101 DIY baby food pouches : incredibly easy recipes for reusable pouches / Kawn Al-Jabbouri ; with Anni Daulter, Kelly Genzlinger, C.N.C., C.M.T.A and Katherine Erlich, M.D. cover
Starting your baby on solids is an exciting developmental period that comes with many choices and some challenges. With baby keeping you very busy already, the convenience and portability of prepackaged, squeezable purees, are hard to resist--but they are expensive, and laden with preservatives. Lucky for you, making homemade purees is easier than you may think! 101 DIY Baby Food Pouches gives you the guidance, confidence, and inspiration you need to make food pouches at home.