New Parenting Materials

You've got this : unlocking the hero dad within / Meg Meeker, M.D. ; [foreword by Dave Ramsey]. cover
"Whether you're a new dad or a struggling dad, a hopeful dad or a worn-out dad, Dr. Meg Meeker has a message for you: You've got this. As soon as you become a father, you become your child's hero. Now Dr. Meeker can help you fully embrace your role as a hero dad through techniques like breaking 'bad dad habits,' learning why reading time and playtime with dad has lifelong effects on kids' behavioral development, how to teach your child courage, when it's important to lay down the law, and the three questions every son or daughter needs to have answered by their dads" -- from publisher. Includes discussion guide.
The gift of sleep : teach your baby to sleep in three nights / Elizabeth Sloane. cover
Getting a baby to sleep through the night is the dream of every parent, but unsettled, broken nights are more often the reality. Elizabeth Sloane has been giving babies aged six months and over the gift of sleep for over 20 years. With a three-night program designed to lovingly correct any unhealthy sleep habits your child may have developed, Elizabeth's methods have helped break the cycles of sleeplessness, emotional exhaustion and frustration for thousands of babies and their parents, giving them a truly life-changing experience - and proven to work in just three nights. Her program offers a calm, committed and consistent approach to sleep training for all families in need of the Gift of Sleep. This book contains a step-by-step guide to the Gift of Sleep program, plus modified programs tailored for different age groups, worksheets, meal guides, case studies and FAQs - in short, everything you need to get your baby to learn to self-settle and sleep all night, every night.
The handmade mama: simple crafts, healthy recipes, and natural bath + body products for mama and baby / Mary Helen Leonard ; photography by Kimberly Davis. cover
On your journey into mamahood, making your own healthy meals, soothing skin care products, and everyday sen baby items allows you to choose what goes on and into your--and your baby's--body. Inside you'll find directions for belly butter and baby powder; ginger syrup and healthy first birthday smash cake; burp cloths and changing maths; and much more! -- Publisher's description.
The super easy baby food cookbook : healthy homemade recipes for every age & stage / Anjali Shah ; photography by Leslie Grow. cover
"Anjali delivers the easiest recipes for feeding your baby wholesome food at every stage of their development, from 6 months to 3 years old." --page 4 of cover.
A letter for every mother / Kara Lawler and Regan Long. cover
"In A Letter for Every Mother, authors Kara Lawler and Regan Long have written a heartwarming compilation of letters addressed to mothers from all walks of life, meant to celebrate, inspire and commiserate with all stages of the parenting journey. This book will encourage, inspire and uplift mothers from all walks of life. Kara and Regan invite readers to join their tribe of mothers, to learn from one another and band together to face one of the hardest jobs in the world: becoming and being someone's mother. Their mission is to inspire and to create a community through this book to remind mothers that we're all in this together--an especially welcome message in the current atmosphere of competition and anxiety of parenting. A Letter for Every Mother is warm, inviting, inclusive--and the tone is inspirational or irreverent, depending on the letter or subject you happen to turn to. After all, motherhood is an oxymoronic experience; it is both exhilarating and exhausting, uplifting and demeaning, wonderful but terrible, too."-- Provided by publisher.
Bounceback parenting : a field guide for creating connection, not perfection / Alissa Marquess. cover
"Looking for more connection with your kids--and more fun, too? Welcome to the Bounceback Parenting League! This insightful and empowering book is more than just another parenting guide. It's a playbook filled with simple yet powerful "secret missions" for parents who want to recharge, refresh and restart in a positive new way. Filled with simple challenges, journal prompts with room to write, and inspiring advice to try today, this is a game-changing resource for overwhelmed moms and dads everywhere. Get ready for your first mission..."-- Provided by publisher.
Oh baby! : a mom's self-care survival guide for the first year / Maria Lianos-Carbone. cover
"You read all the birthing books, took the Lamaze classes, and made it through labor (mostly) unscathed, but now the baby is home - and it's a whole new ballgame! There are plenty of books and resources about how to properly care for your new baby, but what about caring for yourself?"--Back cover.
Little Pip eats the colours of the rainbow / Amie Harper. cover
The world of food can be a colourful and curious one for little children, and helping them to develop a love of good food can be one of life's most rewarding adventures. 'Eating the rainbow' in the form of fresh brightly coloured food not only ensures their nutritional needs are being met, it makes introducing new textures and flavours a lot of fun...In this follow-up to Baby Pip Eats, nutritionist, recipe developer and food stylist Amie Harper offers a charming collection of recipes for breakfasts, snacks and dinners you and your little one will adore.
Breaking mum and dad : the insider's guide to parenting anxiety / Anna Williamson with Dr. Reeta Newell. cover
With more than 1 in 10 new parents experiencing post-natal depression and anxiety, and after suffering the traumatic birth of her son, and herself being diagnosed with post-natal anxiety and birth trauma, Anna Williamson uncovers the real thoughts, feelings and behaviours that many of us experience in those first few weeks and months after becoming a parent. From ' -- Breaking Mum and Dad is a little pocket guide of empathy, sympathy and above all, hope.
Differently wired : raising an exceptional child in a conventional world / Deborah Reber. cover
"Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are--these are what Deborah Reber is calling the "differently wired" kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. Their challenges are many. But for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as hard--struggling to find the right school, the right therapist, the right parenting group while feeling isolated and harboring endless internal doubts about what's normal, what's not, and how to handle it all. But now there's hope. Written by Deborah Reber, a bestselling author and mother in the midst of an eye-opening journey with her son who is twice exceptional (he has ADHD, Asperger's, and is highly gifted), Differently Wired is a how-to, a manifesto, a book of wise advice, and the best kind of been-there, done-that companion. On the one hand it's a book of saying NO, and how it's time to say no to trying to fit your round-peg kid into society's square holes, no to educational and social systems that don't respect your child, no to the anxiety and fear that keep parents stuck. And then it's a book of YES. By offering 18 paradigm shifts--what she calls "tilts"-- Reber shows how to change everything. How to "Get Out of Isolation and Connect." "Stop Fighting Who Your Child Is and Lean In." "Let Go of What Others Think." "Create a World Where Your Child Can Feel Secure." "Find Your People (and Ditch the Rest)." "Help Your Kids Embrace Self-Discovery." And through these alternative ways of being, discover how to stay open, pay attention, and become an exceptional parent to your exceptional child"-- Provided by publisher.
Strong fathers, strong daughters : 10 secrets every father should know / Meg Meeker. cover
Provides guidance for fathers on raising well-adjusted daughters, calling for fathers to embody conservative values; discusses being a daughter's hero, protecting and defending her, teaching her to stand up for herself, and teaching her about spirituality.
Awake at 3 a.m. : yoga therapy for anxiety and depression in pregnancy and early motherhood / by Suzannah Neufeld, MFT. cover
"Pregnancy and new motherhood are often thought of as the most joyful, exciting, and blissful times in your life--but they can also be difficult and overwhelming. Yoga therapy offers practical mind-body tools (simple breath, movement, and mindfulness practices) to support you and provide solace, steadiness, and ease in difficult times. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the number one "complication" of birth. They affect not just moms who suffer, but also the families who care about and rely on those moms. More than twice as many moms suffer from PMADs as gestational diabetes. Yet while robust support and treatment options exist for diabetes, moms who suffer emotionally are rarely acknowledged. Instead of receiving help, they are handed platitudes like "Sleep when the baby sleeps," "Let go of stress because it's bad for the baby," or "Just enjoy every minute because it goes by so fast." This can be a lonely and confusing place to be--suffering profound fear or sadness at a time when your friends and family expect you to be happy, radiant, and beatifically calm. As a therapist supporting women's mental health and those recovering from perinatal mood disorders and trauma since 2003, Suzannah Neufeld is keenly aware of the special needs of women during pregnancy and the first year of motherhood. Synthesizing modern psychotherapeutic research with practical yoga therapy, Neufeld offers a compassionate, acceptance-based approach that meets women (and their partners) wherever they are. Awake at 3 a.m. contains short, digestible chapters that are perfect for when you are feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. Neufeld skillfully dismantles the myths and internal beliefs that contribute to the suffering of new mothers, and tells her own story with honesty and humor. The yoga practices are designed to fit into your life as it is now--no flexibility, mat, special clothes, or 90-minute yoga class required"-- Provided by publisher.
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.