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.
Preschool clues : raising smart, inspired, and engaged kids in a screen-filled world / Angela C. Santomero with Deborah Reber. cover
"The award-winning creator of Blue's Clues, Super Why!, and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood shares the secret sauce behind her shows' powerful, transformative results in the form of eleven research-based, foundational "clues" to ensure that preschoolers flourish academically, socially, and emotionally during this critical time"-- Provided by publisher.
What to feed your baby & toddler : a month-by-month guide to support your child's health & development / Nicole M. Avena, PhD ; with recipes by Charity Ferreira. cover
"A science-based manual for feeding babies exactly what they need to hit physical and intellectual milestones from 6 to 24 months, with 60 recipes. World-renowned research neuroscientist, nutrition expert, and author of What to Eat When You're Pregnant Dr. Nicole M. Avena presents an essential guide for new parents on feeding babies during their critical first two years. Answering common questions about picky eaters, food allergies, diversifying baby's appetite, eating out or on the go, feeding baby at daycare or when with another caregiver, and food safety, this comprehensive guide offers easy monthly meal plans and baby-friendly, nutrient-rich recipes designed to support your baby's developmental milestones"-- Provided by publisher.
Changing the world is child's play : inspirations for making everyday moments with children count / Sarah Amy Glensor Best. cover
"A book for anyone who has anything to do with children, Changing the World is Child's Play invites you to appreciate the importance of play and positive interactions with children - both for you as a potentially 'play-deprived' adult, and for the children you spend time with. It offers ways to engage in meaningful interactions with children for parents, family and early childhood educators"--Publisher information.
Voice lessons for parents : what to say, how to say it, and when to listen / Wendy Mogel, PhD. cover
Renowned speaker, parenting expert Dr. Wendy Mogel offers an essential guide to the new art of talking to children, and shows how a change in voice can transform conversations and ease the relationship between parents and children. Print run 100,000.
Wits guts grit : all-natural biohacks for raising smart, resilient kids / Jena Pincott. cover
"Wits Guts Grit is inspired by the many what-if questions acclaimed science writer and mother of two Jena Pincott asked herself as research on how the invisible forces that shape our minds and health has emerged and grown over the past decade. What if we identify the microbes that support stress resilience, find ways to expose our kids to them, and then test them? What if we reintroduce the mineral magnesium, deficient in almost every child's diet? Would it reduce anxiety and increase bounce-back, as the science now suggests? What if memory and learning could improve measurably after eating certain foods--such as blueberries--high in plant chemicals called flavonols? What if primal ways of moving the body strengthen kids' working memory and mental flexibility? What if receiving the right types of touch translate into better emotional control and self-regulation? These and many more questions led Pincott to simple, all-natural "biohacks"--or experiments inspired by current research and theory--complete with instructions on how to undertake them to help your own children strengthen their wits, guts, and grit. Explaining the science and her own experimentation with her two gung-ho daughters in a lively, humorous, accessible way, Pincott guides parents to learn how the underlying ingredients of the traits we all want for our kids--resilience, focus, perseverance, working memory, and more--may be all around us in the natural world, ready to be harnessed"-- Provided by publisher.
Busy bags kids will love : make-ahead activity kits for a happy preschooler and stress-free parent / Sara McClure. cover
:Packed full of enough ideas for every week of the year, this book provides kids with entertaining, exciting and educational activities, including: Fishing for colorful letters and numbers; Building shapes with pipe cleaners and straws; Practicing words by rolling the dice; Getting creative with funny felt faces; Exploring textures with blocks, nuts, bolts and zippers; Learning to count with pom-pom patterns"--Amazon.com.