O'Connell is a smart twentysomething who treats her pregnancy like a new project, researching and planning. She envisions a natural birth and a year of wholesome breast feeding. But things do not go as she expects. Life throws curveballs, and after 40 hours of contractions, she opts for a C-section. She manages to nurse for a year but resents her baby's control over her body. This is not a book about the wonders of motherhood but about the tension between culturally inherited ideals and the realities of lived, bodily experience.
New Parenting Materials
How to talk so little kids will listen : a survival guide to life with children ages 2-7 / Joanna Faber & Julie King ; illustrated by Coco Faber, Tracey Faber and Sam Faber Manning.
101 DIY baby food pouches : incredibly easy recipes for reusable pouches / Kawn Al-Jabbouri ; with Anni Daulter, Kelly Genzlinger, C.N.C., C.M.T.A and Katherine Erlich, M.D.
Starting your baby on solids is an exciting developmental period that comes with many choices and some challenges. With baby keeping you very busy already, the convenience and portability of prepackaged, squeezable purees, are hard to resist--but they are expensive, and laden with preservatives. Lucky for you, making homemade purees is easier than you may think! 101 DIY Baby Food Pouches gives you the guidance, confidence, and inspiration you need to make food pouches at home.
Understanding your gifted child from the inside out : a guide to the social and emotional lives of gifted kids / James R. Delisle, Ph.D.
What kind of parent am I? : self-surveys that reveal the impact of toxic stress and more / Dr. Nicole Letourneau.
"Research has shown that strong, adaptive, and supportive parents are the best at insulating their children from all but the biggest catastrophes. Exposure to "toxic stress" in childhood can cause depression, alcoholism, obesity, violent behaviour, heart disease, and even cancer in adulthood. Parents who are less sensitive, less attentive, or who regularly misinterpret their children's needs can let too much stress trickle through, or even cause it in the first place, which can carry on to the next generation. Put simply, we tend to parent the way we were parented. What Kind of Parent Am I? uses a specially created survey to identify the areas parents have the most trouble with and directs them to the sections that will help. What Kind of Parent Am I? informs and empowers parents to deal directly with their unique challenges and become the best parents they can be."-- Provided by publisher.
Toddler discipline for every age and stage : effective strategies to tame tantrums, overcome challenges, and help your child grow / Aubrey Hargis ; foreword by Breana Sylvester, PhD.
Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage offers practical, age-appropriate toddler discipline strategies for managing the everyday challenges of toddlerhood and guiding your child to becoming their best self. Toddlers are constantly changing, and they can easily become overwhelmed by it all. When faced with the meltdowns that toddlers are famous for, it can be difficult to know which toddler discipline techniques will best help your child grow into a stronger, kinder person. Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage delivers essential toddler discipline tools for dealing with day-to-day difficulties, and supporting your toddler as they learn the important lessons that will set them up for success. Written by child development expert Aubrey Hargis, Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage will help you understand your toddler's behavioral challenges while fostering important life skills such as curiosity, respect, independence, and confidence. Drawing on Aubrey's years of coaching parents through the rocky terrain of toddler discipline, as well as her own experience as a mother of two, Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage delivers proven toddler discipline techniques that will help you grow closer as parent and child during each stage of your toddler's first formative years.
Baby-led weaning : the (not-so) revolutionary way to start solids and make a happy eater / Teresa Pitman ; foreword by Dr. Jack Newman.
"Put down the spoon and forget the purees--baby-led weaning is the easy, natural way for your baby to start solid foods. Around 6 months, most babies are developmentally ready to self-feed. The philosophy behind baby-led weaning is to offer your baby healthy finger foods and let her determine how much or how little she wants to eat. The baby-led method has been proven to: Encourage healthy eating habits; Discourage pickiness; Help children learn to listen to their bodies; Build confident eaters. Author Teresa Pitman, a leading parenting authority and mother of four, has put together all you need to know about the baby-led method in an informative, visually appealing package. Baby-Led Weaning features at-a-glance nutrition and food tips as well as specific chapters on special diets and allergies. Parents around the world are turning to the baby-led method, and Baby-Led Weaning is a uniquely authoritative and lively volume on this growing phenomenon."-- Provided by publisher.
Mothering with courage : the mindful approach to becoming a mom who listens more, worries less, and loves deeply / Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP.
Grandmothering : the secrets to making a difference while having the time of your life / Linda Eyre.
"Grandmothers make the best cookies and give the best hugs, but there's so much more to being the kind of grandmother who leaves a legacy that stands the test of time. New York Times #1 bestselling author and grandmother Linda Eyre shares her secret formula for teaching your grandchildren values, building meaningful connections with them, and giving them grit and resilience in an ever-changing world. Broken into short, digestible chapters for quick reading, this guidebook is filled with time-tested advice and stories from a panel of grandmothers, plus an appendix of easy, delicious recipes to feed a crowd at your next family reunion."--Amazon.com.