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By Susanna Isern. 2021
Encuentra el camino en la educación de tus hijos con Susanna Isern. ¿Cuántas veces has sentido que no terminas de…hallar el camino en la educación de tus hijos? Para nuestros hijos, a menudo somos como un mapa que los guía en sus primeros pasos por la vida y, sin embargo, muchas veces nos desorientamos tanto con su educación que los que acabamos necesitando un mapa somos los padres. ¿Cómo conseguir una comunicación fluida, empática, asertiva y bidireccional? ¿Cómo fomentar que mi hijo se acepte y se quiera? ¿Cómo promover que mi hijo identifique y regule sus emociones y aborde los nuevos retos con positividad? ¿Cómo enfocar la educación de la conducta de mi hijo? ¿Cómo potenciar que mi hijo se sienta feliz hoy y mañana? Con este Mapa para educar niños felices emprenderemos un gran viaje, plano en mano, circulando por los aspectos más importantes de la crianza: la comunicación, la autoestima, la inteligencia emocional, la conducta y los valores, así como por las principales herramientas de las que disponemos para abordarlos. Este libro te ofrece un mapa donde encontrarás las teorías, las experiencias y las reflexiones, los cuentos, las actividades y los casos prácticos necesarios. Todo un periplo impregnado de cariño, respeto y sentido común, para que cada familia encuentre su propio camino y viva la crianza de sus hijos como lo que siempre es, un maravilloso viaje.
Toddling to Ten: Your Common Parenting Problems Solved: The Netmums Guide to the Challenges of Childhood
By Netmums, Hollie Smith, Siobhan Freegard. 2009
How do you avoid pyjama dramas and get a toddler to play ball at bedtime? How do you manage your…child's time on the computer and kids who are couch potatoes? What do you do when your five year old starts telling lies? All the answers can be found in this comprehensive guide to coping with the challenges of childhood. A hand-selected panel of experts ranging from dentists to psychologists provide scholarly advice. But, crucially, there are hundreds of top tips and suggestions from other mums - the members of netmums.com, the rapidly-growing online community of mothers sharing valuable information on all aspects of childcare. It's real advice for real women, and is guaranteed to put the fun back into family life.
By Rob Parsons. 2013
'If you have children, buy this book for your parents now. If you are a grandparent, don't go near your…grandchildren until you have read it!' Rosemary ConleyThere are many different kinds of grandparents - tired-out or over-eager, super-involved or unsure how to help, unwilling or ever-ready. In this simple book Rob Parsons will help you reach the common aspiration: to be the best grandparent that you can possibly be.- The baby stage: helping out without interfering - How to help your own children find their way as parents- Loving your grandchildren without spoiling them- When to intervene, and when to keep out of it- Finding your place within a blended family- Becoming invaluable (rather than insufferable) to your daughter-in-law
By Naomi Stadlen. 2004
'I can't emphasise enough how great What Mothers Do is' Emma Barnett'The best book on parenting' Guardian'Naomi Stadlen's What Mothers…Do makes you feel like a million dollars' Zoe WilliamsHave you ever spent all day looking after your baby or young child - and ended up feeling that you have 'done nothing all day'? Do you sometimes find it hard to feel pleased with what you are doing, and tell yourself you should achieve more with your time? Maybe it's because you can't see how much you are doing already. In this unique and perceptive look at mothering, Naomi Stadlen draws on many years' work with hundreds of other mothers of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. She explores mothers' experiences to reveal what they - and you - are doing when it may look, to everyone else, like nothing.If you are a mother, and have ever felt: that nobody understands what you do all day; overwhelmed by your feelings for your baby; tired all the time; that nothing prepared you for motherhood; uncertain what your baby seems to want; short-tempered with your partner - you will find this the most reassuring book you have ever picked up.
By Liv Thorne. 2021
When Liv Thorne was in her twenties, and single, she would joke to friends that if Mr Right didn't come…along, she'd have to take matters into her own hands and have a child on her own. When she was still single in her thirties, it stopped being a joke and she started researching sperm banks and fertility clinics. Liv's Alone is an honest and hopeful memoir that captures the joy and the challenge that is parenting alone by choice. From smashing the fairy tale story that we're fed from a young age and grieving the life you thought you were going to have, to buying sperm from Denmark and bringing a baby into the world, Liv guides readers through the highs and lows with warmth, humour and understanding. This book is for anyone who might want to take charge of their parental destiny, learn more about modern families or want to be reassured that there is no right or wrong way to parent.
By Sarah Ockwell-Smith. 2013
This book works.It shows that that the naughty step, sticker charts and controlled crying are NOT the only solutions.Many parents…struggle with getting their toddlers to sleep, picky eaters; respect; tantrums; discipline; throwing; biting; hitting, communication... All this is normal.What is important is that you don't base your whole relationship with your child on rewards and punishment.ToddlerCalm is about gentle parenting. It will give you a proven and successful alternative approach to creating a calm and happy family.
By Nick Woodall, Karen Woodall. 2007
Children living in separated family situations fare best when their relationship with each of their parents continues to be close.…Putting Children First helps mothers and fathers unlock and resolve the conflict around contact with children that can arise during and after separation. Using strategies such as parenting plans, scripted phone calls and parenting meetings, the book will enable parents to communicate effectively on all the most important things in their children's lives - and make relaxed arrangements for the continued involvement by both parents with their children.
By Mark Gregston. 2017
Three million kids have grandparents parenting them. Are you one of those grandparents? Are you in need of some help? Are you…in a crisis with your teen that you're not sure anyone has an answer for?There are natural communication barriers between grandparents and their teenage grandkids: • new and old cultures collide and the relationship sometimes flies out the window • hurtful words stab at a grandparent trying to help • memories are missed and arguments explode in a family Both grandparents and grandkids face these triggers, but from opposite sides. And sometimes they result in teens getting into drugs, kids smoldering in unexpressed anger that deepens into depression, and kids even harming themselves. The teenagers want attention and relationships; grandparents want to help. Help is available from author and well-known family expert Mark Gregston who has worked in teenage and family ministries such as Young Life and his own program, Heartlight, for over forty years. For Gregston, it&’s all about relationships. Teens need to find out why they think no one understands them. And they need help to guide them through this contradictory world. Grandparenting Teens is a valuable resource that helps grandparents love their teens and relate to them in genuine, honest, life-changing ways. This book gives practical tips on how to start grandparenting teens in a way that fosters connection. Mark teaches skills such as getting everyone to listen—really listen. As a grandparent, you can help your teen learn to paint their honest, big-picture perspective, so no one&’s left out of their world. They will learn gratefulness instead of giving grief. They will recognize when their grandparent understands their troubles and becomes their role model for life when everyone else turns away. And both grandparents and teens will find their point of contact—their bond. Gregston&’s stories will entertain you. They will teach you. They will move you. Some will even change your life. This book is a must for every grandparent who wants to continue to have an influence on the life of their teen grandchildren. In this ever-important role, grandparents can offer something to their grandkids that they can receive from no one else.
A provocative, science-based approach to parenting centered on a child&’s unique genetic &“code,&” from an award-winning developmental psychology professor and…researcher. With few exceptions, parenting books, websites, and podcasts emphasize the critical role of the parent in shaping a child&’s destiny. But the obsession with parenting ignores a fundamental biological fact: that genetics affect every aspect of human behavior, and every child is uniquely &“coded&” with predispositions that affect everything from fearfulness, to impulsivity, to happiness. In The Child Code, award-winning professor Dr. Danielle Dick draws from her research in developmental behavior genetics to debunk the myth that parenting techniques alone can determine a child&’s behavior and future. Dr. Dick introduces readers to the 3 E&’s that underlie each child&’s unique predisposition—extraversion (Ex), emotionality (Em), and effortful control (Ef)—and shows that, in fact, the key to raising successful adults isn&’t to try harder to mold them, but to adapt your parenting strategies to the way they are wired. This powerful and fresh approach not only diminishes friction and stress in families, but sets children up for true, authentic success in life. Each chapter unpacks the science behind this unique approach, and provides practical, individualized strategies for parents to support their child&’s strengths and to help them navigate their challenges. Reassuring, with real takeaways, The Child Code offers parents an inspiring message: Their biggest job is to help their children become who they were literally born to be.
By Lucy Cooke, Laura Webber. 2015
This is a practical guide for mothers in how best to feed their young children from 0-5 years of age.Full…of real life examples from mothers themselves about their difficulties with feeding and what worked for them, it provides reassurance, dispels some of the myths around child feeding, and attempts to dissipate maternal guilt about feeding. Covering the years from pregnancy to primary school, the book will help readers through the most potentially problematic and worrying stages of child feeding with evidence-based solutions to common problems.
By Tova Leigh. 2021
A fantastic collection of funny, moving and outrageous confessions from people from all walks of life, chosen and introduced by…popular digital creator and bestselling author Tova Leigh."I was living with a nasty boyfriend who complained I didn't put enough pepper in his egg sandwich. So I dried out some hamster poop and chopped it into tiny pieces. He said it was delicious. Revenge is sweet!"Have you ever wondered what other people get up to when they think no one's looking? Do you have a mortifying secret of your own you've never dared share? Whatever scandalous incidents lie hidden in your past, don't worry: this wonderful collection of funny, sexy, hair-raising and heart-warming confessions will reassure you that you're by no means alone.These confessions have all been curated by bestselling author and digital creator Tova Leigh, who explains just why we should stop being ashamed of our secrets, and instead have the courage to make ourselves vulnerable, speak out and connect. In this ultimate page-turner, there are parenting confessions, sex confessions, workplace confessions, revenge confessions ... not forgetting the all-important bodily fluids confessions! You need never feel embarrassed by your own slip-ups and misdemeanours again."So I was married for nine years and after the divorce, when I was ready to sleep with other men, I signed up on Tinder. After a few dates I was thinking ... why do I give it for free, when men will pay for it? So I became an escort! I did it for about five months and I must say I had the best time ever ... made a lot of money and met some really nice interesting people."
By Shirley Smith. 2021
“Brave. Compelling. Provocative. ” —Gabrielle Union Wade, actress and New York Times bestselling authorIn this moving memoir, Shirley Smith, wife…of NBA Champion and All-Star J. R. Smith, tells the story of giving birth to one of the youngest premature babies to survive—using her experience to heighten awareness of the crisis of Black maternal and infant health and pay tribute to Black women’s resilience.Shirley Smith and her husband, NBA champion J. R. Smith, looked forward to the birth of their second child, Dakota, as they celebrated New Year’s Eve with family at home. After dinner, Shirley felt a sharp pain that worsened through the night. Only 21-weeks pregnant, she was in labor. Mama Bear is the story of her 141-day ordeal, from entering a hospital emergency room on New Year’s morning and giving birth to her premature newborn, to taking her daughter home for the first time the following May.In telling her story, written with Zelda Lockhart, Shirley shines a spotlight on the dangers Black women face during pregnancy. Black mothers are twice as likely as their white counterparts to go into labor prematurely and lose their babies—and almost four times as likely to die giving birth. Neither socioeconomic status nor access to quality healthcare seem to matter. Tennis champion Serena Williams experienced life-threatening complications during childbirth, and Beyoncé suffered toxemia with her premature twins. Shirley chronicles the emotional and physical battle she and J. R. endured to save their daughter, and her continual struggles to support her family while nurturing herself. Like many Black women, Shirley was raised to believe that pain is a sign of weakness. The one who kept it together for everybody, she had always put herself second. She parallels this difficult journey to her childhood growing up with an addict mother, and having to raise herself and her brother from a very young age. A chronicle of pain, loss, and infidelity, Mama Bear is ultimately a story of love—a celebration of community, family, faith, healing, the maternal bond, and one woman’s indomitable spirit.
By Sheila Kilbane. 2021
In Healthy Kids, Happy Moms, integrative pediatrician Sheila Kilbane, MD, shares the methodology she&’s developed over almost twenty years of…practicing medicine: a seven-step process that can begin to heal your child&’s chronic illness from the inside out.This book will equip you with the information and tools you need to transform your child&’s health, including:how to understand your child&’s medical history and how seemingly different issues are relatedthe role of inflammation in recurrent childhood illnesseshow to uncover the root of your child&’s inflammation, which drives recurrent illnessesthe important role gut health plays in overall healthwhat nutrients your child might be deficient in and what foods he or she may need more ofhow to find good quality supplements for your child when neededthirty-two kid-friendly recipes to help even the busiest families make significant changesIf you&’re weary from dragging your child to endless doctor appointments and administering medication after medication, let Dr. Kilbane help you take control of your child&’s health.
By Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez. 2017
"The self-described black feminist lesbian mother poet used a mixture of prose, theory, poetry, and experience to interrogate oppressions and…uplift marginalized communities. She was one of the first black feminists to target heteronormativity, and to encourage black feminists to expand their understanding of erotic pleasure. She amplified anti-oppression, even as breast cancer ravaged her ailing body." — Evette Dionne, Bustle Magazine Winner of the 1988 Before Columbus Foundation National Book Award, this path-breaking collection of essays is a clarion call to build communities that nurture our spirit. Lorde announces the need for a radical politics of intersectionality while struggling to maintain her own faith as she wages a battle against liver cancer. From reflections on her struggle with the disease to thoughts on lesbian sexuality and African-American identity in a straight white man's world, Lorde's voice remains enduringly relevant in today's political landscape. Those who practice and encourage social justice activism frequently quote her exhortation, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." In addition to the journal entries of "A Burst of Light: Living with Cancer," this edition includes an interview, "Sadomasochism: Not About Condemnation," and three essays, "I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities," "Apartheid U.S.A.," and "Turning the Beat Around: Lesbian Parenting 1986," as well as a new Foreword by Sonia Sanchez. "When I don't know what to do, I turn to the Lorde." — Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Bitch Media
By Virginia Hanlon Grohl. 2017
Virginia Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl, had not seen any of it coming. Not the arenas of screaming fans, not…Nirvana or the Foo Fighters, not the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and certainly not her son, Dave, performing with Sir Paul McCartney at The White House. Theirs had always been a life full of music - the Grohl family sang together on long car trips, harmonising to Motown and David Bowie - yet Virginia never expected her son to become a musician. But when Virginia saw Nirvana play for the first time to crazed applause from thousands of screaming fans, she knew nothing would ever be the same. She was the mother of a rock star.And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Virginia often wondered about the mystical force that urges some of us to listen, to play, to surround ourselves with music. She wanted to talk about it with the other mothers whose sons and daughters were sharing stages with Dave, and she decided to seek them out wherever they were. So began a two-year odyssey, where she had conversations with such women from all over the world as Verna Griffin, Dr Dre's mother, Carolyn Williams, Pharell William's mother, Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother, Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother, Donna Haim, mother to the Haim sisters and Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother, to name just a few. From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers everywhere, but particularly to those with children who march (or play) to the beat of their own drum; and it's for those children who have their mothers to thank for everything. For music lovers and rock fans, it's the ultimate backstage pass-for anyone who has wondered what it's like to be on the inside...looking out at a packed arena. Featuring a foreword by Dave Grohl and exclusive family photographs, interviews are interwoven with the Grohl family story and the resultant book is a very intimate portrait of what makes a rock star.
By Jordan Bone. 2017
A girl with her whole life ahead of her. A terrible accident. An inspiring story of triumph over trauma. Aged…15, Jordan was a happy-go-lucky girl; having fun with friends and loving life. In one fateful moment, everything changed. A car accident left her paralysed from the chest down and shocked her into deep depression. She was on the brink of giving up. But gradually Jordan realised there is hope beyond utter devastation, and life beyond disability.Painstakingly re-learning how to apply her beloved make-up, Jordan began to rebuild her sense of self and empowerment. Her body may have been broken but her spirit was not. She is now a successful beauty blogger and her journey of positivity inspires millions around the world.MY BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE is the incredible true story of how one young woman overcame immense challenges, of inner strength that lies beneath outer beauty, of how to believe in yourself and find the light when it feels like all hope is gone.
By Lizzie Velasquez. 2017
'Lizzie has been able to embody the power of hope and compassion in everything she does. Stories like hers keep…me inspired every day.' Michelle Obama'Lizzie is making our culture a kinder one by encouraging people to undermine hate through self-acceptance and everyday acts of empathy. Her heart and humour shine through on every page!' -Lilly Singh, entertainer, comedian and author of How to Be a BawseCelebrated motivational speaker and YouTube sensation Lizzie Velasquez shows us how we can learn to accept all parts of ourselves and others to create a culture of kindness and a more compassionate world.Born with a rare genetic condition, Lizzie Velasquez always knew she was different, but it wasn't until she was much older that she understood what that meant to others. At seventeen she came across a viral video entitled 'World's Ugliest Woman'- only to discover that it featured her. In response, she decided to stand up on behalf of victims everywhere and created one of YouTube's most popular motivational channels and a TEDx talk that has drawn tens of millions of viewers. In this daring, inspiring book, Lizzie reveals the hidden forces that give rise to self-doubt, shame and cruelty, and empowers us to redirect them to unlock empathy and kindness for ourselves and others. Through her own battles with anxiety and coping with disappointment, she demonstrates how we can overcome obstacles and move forward with greater positivity.Dare to Be Kind presents the path to acceptance, love and tolerance, and offers a blueprint for how to lead a resilient life and, ultimately, forge a radically compassionate world.
By Matt Coyne. 2017
**THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER**'The night before Charlie was born I had this dream. I dreamt that I was…a soldier, riding into battle ... completely naked, and on the back of a large, inflatable duck.'Matt Coyne has become a hero for thousands of parents everywhere who are devoted followers of his popular blog, Man vs Baby.This is his book, and it is not your average parenting tome. It's packed with completely impractical advice for the bewildered new mum or dad - stuff you won't find anywhere else: from 'Profanity Bingo' for labour to a categorisation of various nappy disasters. But, more than that, it is the story of how becoming a parent is a kind of beautiful insanity - a thing that changes you.Above all, Dummy will keep you laughing through the exhaustion, the mystery and the madness of bringing up your own children. This is the parenting book for real people.Raves for Matt Coyne and Dummy:'A hero for dads everywhere' Daily Mirror'Very, Very funny' Phillip Schofield, This Morning'Hilarious but accurate account of finding your feet as a parent. Matt Coyne's post has struck a chord with parents from all over the world' Daily Mail 'Brutally honest rant on the reality of parenthood has taken the internet by storm' Sunday Telegraph
By Jeff Brazier. 2017
Jeff Brazier has experienced bereavement in many forms: In his childhood, helping his two boys through the devastating death of…their mother, Jade Goody, witnessing the anguish of his own mum when she lost both of her parents, and hearing the stories of his coaching clients who are coming to terms with loss. No one can be an expert on grief, but within this book Jeff provides support and guidance from someone who has been there. Accessible and hands-on The Grief Survival Guide offers practical advice on everything from preparing for the eventuality of death, managing grief, how best to support family and friends, and moving forward. There is no 'one size fits all' approach so instead Jeff teaches us that the best we can do is understand, cope and survive.
Your children cannot be at their best without the right food. Their health and wellbeing depend on it. This book…will show you how the most nutritious food can help your children:· Build better brains and bodies· Concentrate better at school· Improve learning and memory· Sleep well at night· Balance their blood sugar for fewer mood swings· Have more energy· Suffer less from colds and infections