New Parenting Materials

Test your baby's IQ / Rachel Federman; illustrations by Ellen T. Crenshaw. cover
"With Test Your Baby's IQ, discover more about what lies beneath those coos and squeals with a series of fun tests and activities to confirm whether your baby really is an undiscovered genius"--www.skyhorsepublishing.com.
Test your toddler's IQ / Rachel Federman; illustrations by Ellen T. Crenshaw. cover
"With Test Your Toddler's IQ, discover more about your own tiny dictator with a series of fun tests and activities to confirm whether your toddler really is an undiscovered genius"--www.skyhorsepublishing.com.
Six under eight / Madeleine West. cover
"My son shoved an unpopped popcorn up his nose ... what do I do?' 'My daughter was drinking from the dog's bowl with a curly straw ... is that a problem?' 'There is something in my baby's nappy resembling a creature from the Alien franchise ... should I be concerned?' Ahhhh, Parenthood. So much joy, so many stains. So many rewards, so many unfinished lattes. So many questions, so many people pretending they have the answers. Madeleine West is an actor, a writer and sometimes a comedian, but most importantly, she is a mother, and even though she has a perfectly functional television, she has six of the crazed critters to prove it. Madeleine is no expert, but if she hasn't seen it, wiped it up, medicated it, rushed to the emergency ward with it, raised bail for it, or given birth to it, it isn't worth knowing. In this hilarious, moving, brutally honest tale, Madeleine takes you through the ups and downs of the rollercoaster called Parenthood. You will laugh, you may cry, and you might just learn something along the way.
Raising healthy parents / Sid Garza-Hillman ; foreword by Matt Frazier, the No Meat Athlete. cover
This refreshingly humorous yet effective guide on the oh-so-serious business of parenting reminds us that being a successful parent means first being a successful human. Part philosophy, part implementation, this resource is a must-have for anyone who is or will be a parent.
Raising independent, self-confident kids : nine essential skills to teach your child or teen / Wendy L. Moss, PhD, and Donald A. Moses, MD. cover
Parenting is a delicate dance. One of the hardest parts of parenting is knowing when to let your child struggle, in order to learn and grow, and when to intervene. In this book, child development experts Wendy L. Moss, PhD, and Donald A. Moses, MD, examine the key skills parents need to help their kids emerge as confident, and capable adults. Throughout this book, parents will discover ways to build their child's confidence, decision making abilities, tolerance for frustration, patience, and self-sufficiency. Lessons and examples based on the authors' professional experience illustrate how to teach skills such as self-monitoring, understanding social cues, using technology, and recognizing opportunities for growth, even in life's more stressful moments. True-to-life stories and conversation-starters demonstrate specific ways parents can empower children to think for themselves, and learn to meet life's challenges head-on.
Baby 411 : Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year / Dr. Ari Brown and Denise Fields. cover
Offers advice on caring for a child during his or her first year, covering vaccines, choosing a pediatrician, first aid, nutrition, development, and other related topics.
Baby food universe : raise adventurous eaters with a whole world of flavorful purees and toddler foods / Kawn Al-Jabbouri with Gemma Bischoff, R.D. cover
"Learn to make healthy food for your baby and toddler while introducing new flavors and inspiring your children to be adventurous eaters! Baby Food Universe provides healthy baby food recipes that range from simple one- and two-ingredient purees to healthy and creative toddler food. When babies first start on solid foods, they are given one-ingredient purees so parents can first check for any adverse reaction or allergy. As they get older and their likes and tolerances are known, the number of ingredientsand variety can increase. This book is intended to follow those stages of development so parents can use the book for the first year and beyond. Most purees will be veggie and fruit-based, with additional foods, such as healthy fats, spices, grains, andmeat, being introduced as baby's palette and tolerances grow. Includes more than 100 recipes, plus tips and advice on starting your baby on solids and cultivating healthy and happy eaters for life"-- Provided by publisher.
Infant-toddler social studies : activities to develop a sense of self / Carla B. Goble. cover
"As infants become toddlers, their expanding sense of self, growing motor, language, and cognitive skills provide opportunities for learning more about the physical and social world around them. This book is a valuable resource for advancing a child's sense of self, cultural identity, social relationships, and connectedness to community through developmentally appropriate activities. Carla B. Goble has a MS and PhD in child development from Oklahoma State University and a BS in education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is an award-winning early childhood educator, founding member of the Oklahoma Early Childhood Education Organization"-- Provided by publisher.
The yes brain : how to cultivate courage, curiosity, and resilience in your child / Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. cover
"From the authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, an indispensable guide to unlocking your child's innate capacity for resilience, compassion, and creativity. When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as homework, screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. Parents can foster their children's ability to say yes to the world and welcome all that life has to offer, even during difficult times. This is what it means to cultivate a Yes Brain. When kids work from a Yes Brain, they're more willing to take chances and explore. They're more curious and imaginative, less worried about making mistakes. They're better at relationships and more flexible and resilient when it comes to handling adversity and big feelings. They work from a clear internal compass that directs their decisions, as well as the way they treat others. Guided by their Yes Brain, they become more open, creative, and resilient. In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, ideas, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the overwhelmingly beneficial "yes" state. You'll learn the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain--balance, resilience, insight, and empathy--and how to strengthen them the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs. needing the "cushion" of safety and familiarity strategies for navigating away from negative behavioral and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child's capacity for positivity With inspirational anecdotes, fun and helpful illustrations, and a handy Yes Brain Refrigerator Sheet to keep your family on point, The Yes Brain is an essential tool for nurturing positive potential and keeping your child's inner spark glowing and growing strong--and gifting your children with a life of rich relational connections, meaningful interactions with the world, and emotional equanimity. "Easily assimilated and informative, the book will help adults enable children to lead physically and emotionally satisfying and well-rounded lives filled with purpose and meaningful relationships. Edifying, easy-to-understand scientific research that shows the benefits that accrue when a child is encouraged to be inquisitive, spirited, and intrepid."--Kirkus Reviews "In today's busy, competitive culture, allowing our children the space to be themselves is more important than ever. This book provides an escape hatch from the high-stakes mindset."--Vicki Abeles, producer and co-director, The Race to Nowhere and Beyond Measure"-- Provided by publisher.
Beyond the sling : a real-life guide to raising confident, loving children the attachment parenting way / Mayim Bialik. cover
The author describes how she forged positive relationships with her sons through Attachment Parenting practices, sharing advice on how to address a child's needs without resorting to pop culture trends.