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.
How children thrive : the practical science of raising independent, resilient, and happy kids / by Mark Bertin, MD. cover
"How do children thrive? As a parent, you probably think about this all the time. You want your children to have happy, healthy, and meaningful lives -- but what's the best way to support them? In How Children Thrive, developmental pediatrician and parent Dr. Mark Bertin provides a positive, simple, and empowering approach for raising children of all ages. Bringing together mindfulness, new science on brain development, and the messy reality of being a parent, Dr. Bertin has created a breakthrough guide that will help children -- and their parents -- flourish." -- Back cover.
The Nanny Connie way / Connie Simpson. cover
"There is nothing like the overwhelming love of gazing upon your beautiful newborn, but there is really nothing like the overwhelming terror of not being able to comfort that screaming baby. Have no fear! Nanny Connie is here, and her sweet and sassy drawl will seep right out of these pages, reassuring you that everything will be fine, as she guides you with her inherent wisdom, larger-than-life compassion, and three decades' worth of experience and patience. Broken into four easy-to-follow sections, The Nanny Connie Way is your go-to, first-time-parent-proof baby manual that will give you not only the guidance you crave through the sleepless nights and the explosive diapers but also the confidence to be the best parent you can be."--Page [4] of cover.
The read-aloud family : making meaningful and lasting connections with your kids / Sarah Mackenzie. cover
Champions the lifelong benefits of reading aloud to children and offers book lists, strategies, and tools parents can use to form deep and lasting connections with their kids.
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.