New Parenting Materials

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.
Life hacks for parents : practical hints for making life with kids easier / Dan Marshall ; illustrations by Kostiantyn Fedorov. cover
Whether you're a first time parent or a seasoned pro, 'Life Hacks for Parents' is your handy guide to making the things that little bit easier. Covering everything from nifty storage hacks to clever cleaning solutions, it has all the time-saving tips you need, so you've got more time to enjoy with your family.
Your baby skin to skin : learn to trust your baby's instincts in the first year / Rachel Fitz-Desorgher. cover
"A baby's instincts are not learned and can never be wrong. Why, then, do we feel the need to work against our newborns - and try to teach them how to be a baby? Sounds crazy doesn't it? Experienced midwife Rachel Fitz-Desorgher helps you understand your baby, and teaches you to stop fighting against their inbuilt reflexes and instinctive cuse. Instead, she uncovers the reasons babies act the way they do, which will produce many 'lightbulb' moments of recognition even in the most sleep-deprived parent."--Publisher's description.
Baby at the table : a 3-step guide to weaning the Italian way / Michela and Emanuela Chiappa. cover
"A 3-step guide to making your favourite meals their favourite flavours Michela and Emanuela's Italian approach to weaning will have your baby eating solid food and enjoying meals with the whole family by the time they celebrate their first birthday. Involving clever combinations of simple ingredients, no special kit, and under 15 minutes' preparation time for each recipe, your baby will quickly progress from basic no-cook purees to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table. The 3-Step Guide: Baby: a foolproof introduction to their first steps in food - 6-8 months: enjoying a variety of flavours - 8-10 months: exploring textures - 10-12 months: experiencing first meals - clever natural teething solutions - 'masking it' tricks Toddler: happy, healthy tummies for them and a stress-free life for you - finger foods - speedy lunchtime meals - travel and lunchbox solutions - quick-fix snacks - tips on dealing with picky eaters Femily: feed your whole family (baby included) one meal - recipes for Brunches, Speedy Dinners, One-pot Meals, Desserts and Bakes - tasty Italian classics you'll return to again and again: Red pepper and super-bean Bolognese Speedy cheat's pizza Fish pies in a mug Chicken pot pie Salmon and sweet potato parcel Chocolate ricotta pudding - '4-ways-with' sections for porridge, pesto, eggs, jacket potatoes and leftovers - healthy make-ahead meal ideas - how to get the kids involved Make your favourite meals their favourite flavours A new approach to baby weaning that will have your baby eating solid food and Italian meals with the whole family by the time they are 12 months old. In a very short space of time, see your baby progress from basic no-cook purees, to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table with the rest of the family. With minimal equipment, short ingredients lists and no more than 15 minutes preparation time for each recipe, Michela has done the thinking so you don't have to. The 3-step guide: Baby: a foolproof ABC guide to introducing a wide variety of flavours (6-8 months), exploring textures (8-10 months) and enjoying their first meals (10-12 months and beyond), with recipes for no-cook purees, 3-ingredient purees and a wealth of ideas from natural teething solutions to 'masking it' tricks Toddler: from tips on how to deal with picky eaters, through to speedy lunchtime meals, travel and lunchbox solutions and quick-fix snacks, this section will equip you with all the stress-free tools needed to keep toddler tummies happy and healthy Family: ditch 'kids' meals in favour of feeding the whole family (baby included) the same meal; offering recipes for Italian classics that any family will want to eat and return to again and again. Includes ingenious '4-ways with' recipes for things like pesto, eggs and potatoes and make ahead meals such as Red pepper and super bean bolognese, Rainbow gnocchi, Chicken pot pie and Salmon and sweet potato fishcakes." --Publisher's description.
Achtung baby : an American mom on the German art of raising self-reliant children / Sara Zaske. cover
"When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom--much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States? Through her own family's often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with 'selbstandigkeit' (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults." -- Amazon.com.
The self-driven child : the science and sense of giving your kids more control over their lives / William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson. cover
A clinical psychologist and a test-prep expert combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to outline a case for giving children more freedom to unleash their full potential.
Adventures in veggieland : help your kids learn to love vegetables with 100 easy activities and recipes / Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP. cover
"With 100 kid-tested activities and delicious recipes, plus expert advice on parenting in the kitchen, Adventures in Veggieland will get you and your kids working (and playing!) in the kitchen, setting even your pickiest eater up for a lifetime of healthy eating." -- From back cover.
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.
Mommy burnout : how to reclaim your life and raise healthier children in the process / Dr. Sheryl Ziegler. cover
A practical handbook for modern moms outlines recommendations for avoiding impossible standards of perfection, sharing real-world suggestions for breaking burnout cycles and protecting children from the damage of overwhelmed-parenting dynamics.
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.
The parents' guide to baby signs : early communication with your infant / Leann Sebrey ; illustrated by Valerie Nelson-Metlay. cover
An how-to book for parents, caregivers, and educators to teach early communication with infants using sign language.
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.
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.