New Parenting Materials

You're doing a great job : 100 ways you're winning at parenting / Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn. cover
"Guess what? This zparenting booky is not designed to make new parents feel bad. Authors and co-hosts of the popular comedy podcast One Bad Mother, Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn, know firsthand that raising kids is tough. They also know that, most likely, parents are winning more than they're failing. This book reminds parents that its okay to have a low bar.... The perfect gift for the growing family, You Are Doing a Great Job! is the much-needed reminder to screw all expectations and advice. It belongs on the shelf next to Go the Fu*k to Sleep and Lets Panic About Babies. Or better yet, tear out the pages and hang them up"
Born to eat : whole, healthy foods from baby's first bite / Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN & Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RDN. cover
"For thousands of years, humans have thrived without "baby food" (which was invented in the late nineteenth century). Think about it: the human race has made it this far largely on whole food. Only in recent decades have we begun overthinking and over-processing our foods, which has led to chronic dieting, chronic disease, disordered eating, body distrust, and epidemic confusion about the best way to feed ourselves and families. Eating is an innate skill that has been overcomplicated by marketing schemes and a dieting culture. It's time to leave the dieting culture behind for the whole family. It starts with the baby's first bite! We are all Born to Eat and it seems only natural for us to start at the beginning-with our babies. When babies show signs of readiness for solid foods, they can eat almost everything the family eats and become healthy, happy eaters in the process. By honoring self-regulation (also an innate skill) and focusing on a whole food foundation, we can foster healthier children, parents, and families. You don't have to cook another entire meal to feed just baby, nor blend everything you eat into a puree to support healthy growth in an infant. With a little patience, presence, and skill, you can transform nearly any family meal into a baby-friendly food. Who knew a little planning could have the whole family eating together, and better? Aside from the United States, most countries are accepting of babies starting of solids with the foods of the family. With a focus on self-feeding and a baby-led weaning approach, nutritionists and wellness experts Wendy Jo Peterson and Leslie Schilling provide age-based advice, step-by-step instructions, help for parents, and easy recipes so you can ensure that your infant is introduced to healthy and tasty food as early as possible"-- Provided by publisher.
My sugar free baby and me / Dr Sarah Schenker. cover
Feeding your new baby is the perfect start for you both to go 'sugar free' and nourish your bodies with the food and ingredients for optimum health. The advice in this book will help you learn how to nourish your body, recover from childbirth, gently lose weight, balance hormones and feel energetic. It offers advice on how to go sugar free, deal with cravings and stay energised as well as recipes based on delicious, satisfying and nutritious meals every day.
It's twins! now what? : tips, advice and real-life experience to help you from pregnancy through to your babies' first year / Jessica Bomford. cover
Whether twins are a delightful surprise or a bolt from the blue, one thing is certain: your life will never be the same again. Packed with tips and anecdotes from fellow parents of twins, as well as advice from professionals, this go-to guide will help you prepare for, survive and enjoy your first year with twins. Provides tips on all the essential topics, including: Preparing for the arrival of your twins Premature birth Identical twins Establishing healthy sleep and feeding routines Getting out and about Twin health and development What it means to be a twin And much more!
Let's get ready for reading : a guide to help kids become readers / Toronto Public Library. cover
"This guide for adults who care for young children offers rhymes, activities, and books to foster a love of reading from the time a baby is born to age 5"-- Provided by publisher.
Talking baby : helping your child discover language / Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley. cover
This book takes a child-led approach to encouraging language development. We hope you enjoy discovering more about how language grows and ways you can choose to nourish its development in your child. The main focus in this book is on babies and young children. As it's useful to see the progression of language development throughout all the preschool years, we've included milestones up to age five. But do remember that individual children will progress through these stages at different rates. By school age your child will: speak your language and have a working vocabulary of up to 5,000 words; complete complex sentences, describing their world and instructing those in it!; produce almost every sound in their language reasonably correctly; be ready to learn new and abstract ideas through their own and others' use of language; be ready to learn to represent language through written words (reading and writing); and be ready to learn maths. The development of language through the preschool years is a remarkable journey. But it is not one that your child will make alone. Children make this journey because people around them talked to them while they were a baby and then kept right on talking. In the first third of the book, we describe your baby's language development alongside their physical development in the first 18 months. Then we talk about play, because play is the way young children learn. In the middle section, we explore your child's very early acquisition of words, how they use them and the sorts of things they talk about. We also cover the exciting development that happens when your child can put two words together and then talk about more complicated things. We look at the variety in children's progress with language which can involve particular stages - saying 'no' and asking lots of questions are two of these. At the end of every chapter we include a summary of tips for parents.
Grow! : personal development for parents / Trevor Silvester. cover
Why do our brains create our problems and what can we do to change that? Where our issues come from, why we're not stuck with them, how to help your children avoid the mistakes that so many of us make growing up, and how to take control of your choices to make your life how you want it to be - not in a monetary sense, but to be 'free to choose'. Trevor Silvester identifies ways of being in the world; we're either in a state of growth or a state of protection, and he argues that our interpretation of childhood events and modern culture often needlessly trigger us into a state of protection, leaving us anxious, fearful and unwilling to live life fully.
Looking out for number two : a slightly irreverent guide to poo, gas, and other things that come out of your baby / Bryan Vartabedian, MD. cover
"Dr. Spock meets Go the F*ck to Sleep in this informative, entertaining, and practical guide to understanding your baby's digestion. Let's face it : babies don't do much. So when we want to know how a baby is feeling, we look at how they are eating, sleeping, and pooping. But baby digestion is a surprisingly complicated landscape, and most new parents struggle to interpret everything from burps and grunts to diapers and spit-up. In fact, for parents of newborns, digestive issues are one of the leading causes of pediatrician visits. Enter Bryan Vartabedian, M.D., one of America's top pediatric gastroenterologists. In Looking Out for Number Two, Dr. Vartabedian draws from over twenty years of experience as a doctor and father to present an insightful yet irreverent guide to newborn digestive health : what goes in, what comes out, and what it all means. In this accessible, easy-to-use manual, Dr. Vartabedian marries his medical expertise with lively anecdotes and humor to reassure, support, and empower parents so that they can take charge of their baby's health. With his warm, authoritative voice, Dr. Vartabedian tackles everything from standard questions about burping positions and bowel movements to hot button issues like the role of the microbiome in the development of allergies and the debate over breast milk vs. formula. Throughout, he soothes parents' concerns and answers their most urgent question : "Is this normal?" Complete with line drawings, diagrams, graphs, and charts, Looking Out for Number Two is the owner's manual you always wanted for your baby. Both informative and entertaining, it is required reading for every new parent and sure to become an instant classic in the vein of What to Expect--when they're pooping"-- Provided by publisher.
No bad kids : toddler discipline without shame / Janet Lansbury. cover
"An effective, respectful approach to discipline requires a new lens, a lens that differs from many of the most common approaches to discipline. No Bad Kids offers that lens, providing practical ways to respond to the challenges of toddlerhood while nurturing a respectful relationship with your child. This book empowers parents to calmly address behaviours while honoring kids' feelings and experiences, thus giving them discipline experiences that help their developing brains thrive."-Dr. Tina PAyne Bryson, co-author of 'The Whole-Brain Child' and 'No-Drama Discipline'--Cover verso.
Why babywearing matters / Rosie Knowles. cover
PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY CARE. Why Babywearing Matters (Pinter & Martin Why it Matters) by Rosie Knowles.
Dirt is good : the advantage of germs for your child's developing immune system / Jack Gilbert, Ph.D. and Rob Knight, Ph.D. with Sandra Blakeslee. cover
"From two of the world's top scientists and one of the world's top science writers (all parents), Dirt Is Good is a Q&A-based guide to everything you need to know about kids & germs. "Is it OK for my child to eat dirt?" That's just one of the many questions authors Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight are bombarded with every week from parents all over the world. They've heard everything from "My two-year-old gets constant ear infections. Should I give her antibiotics? Or probiotics?" to "I heard that my son's asthma was caused by a lack of microbial exposure. Is this true, and if so what can I do about it now?" Google these questions, and you'll be overwhelmed with answers. The internet is rife with speculation and misinformation about the risks and benefits of what most parents think of as simply germs, but which scientists now call the microbiome : the combined activity of all the tiny organisms inside our bodies and the surrounding environment that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being. Who better to turn to for answers than Drs. Gilbert and Knight, two of the top scientists leading the investigation into the microbiome--an investigation that is producing fascinating discoveries and bringing answers to parents who want to do the best for their young children. Dirt Is Good is a comprehensive, authoritative, accessible guide you've been searching for"-- Provided by publisher.
Hero : being the strong father your children need / Meg Meeker, M.D. cover
"Whether you know it or not, if you're a dad, you're a hero, that's the message of best-selling author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. Even if you're struggling with all the demands of fatherhood, let Dr. Meeker reassure you: every man has it within him to be the hero-father his children need. With simple step-by-step instructions and drawing on long experience--including her work with the NFL's Fatherhood Initiative--Dr. Meeker shows you how to be the father you want to be and your children need you to be. Discover why fathers are even more important to their children than their mothers are; why your children want you to be their hero--even if their relationship with you has been strained or distant; and secrets that can help divorced dads, widowed dads, and stepfathers maintain--or rebuild--a strong relationship with their children. As Dr. Meeker writes, "If you want what is best for your children--if you want what is best for you--you should strive to be a hero father. In this book, I hope to show you how."
The birthday rules : critical conversations to have with your children (ages 6 to 16) / Jeff Wald with Dr. Rachel Marsh. cover
"In our fast-paced world consisting of ever-changing technology and evolving social norms, parents are finding the traditional challenges of raising well-adjusted, self-confident and socially responsible children ever more difficult. As parents, we struggle with when to grant certain permissions and when to have difficult conversations. We often avoid such decisions, waiting until an external event forces the conversation or too many kids at school have been granted the same permission. To meet these challenges, parents need a framework that can adjust to the development needs of each child, the values of each community and the means of each family. The Birthday Rules provides that framework. The Birthday Rules provides a fun and flexible framework of an annual review process combined with a structure for increasing permissions, responsibilities and conversations. We suggest using a child's birthday as not only a time to celebrate, but also as an excellent opportunity to have important conversations, grant desired permissions and explain the responsibilities that go along with those permissions."--Back cover.