Raising Infants, Children and Teens

This section is for parents with infants, children or teenagers to help with any issues or to assist with raising well adjusted human beings in the world.

Some wonderful books. Many also make great gifts

See also section on Learning & Development & on Products for Children & Teens
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Get the Behavior You Want...

... Without Being the Parent You Hate! - Dr. G's Guide to Effective Parenting. A roadmap of quick, concrete strategies to help parents use everyday opportunities to create respectful, responsible, and resilient children between the ages of 18 months and..


Hold on to Your Kids

Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers - tackles one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for direction--their values, identity, and codes of behaviour. This "peer orientation" undermines family cohesion, ..


Keep Calm and Parent On

A Guilt-Free Approach to Raising Children by Asking More from Them and Doing Less - parenting children ages seven and under. Emma Jenner lives, teaches, and nannies by this philosophy: if parents are in control, they can enjoy their children more. And....


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Once Upon a Touch...

A fun and creative way to increase general well-being, improve concentration and self-awareness, and encourage relaxation in children aged 3-11, this book offers a hands-on guide to story massage......


Raising Happy Healthy Children

Fully updated second edition of What Babies and Children Really Need. Presents convincing research to show how a baby's relationship with its mother has a lasting, deep impact. Recent social changes - such as delayed motherhood, limited uptake of.....


Raising Your Child in a Digital World

Explores the obstacles and technology myths that confront modern parents. In doing so, Dr Goodwin provides concrete advice on how to develop healthy digital habits in your children and protect their emotional and mental health and also the ways in which..


Skills Training for Struggling Kids

Compassionate guide is packed with tried-and-true, thoroughly researched ways to help kids follow rules, get along better with family members and peers, express their feelings productively, and succeed in the classroom. Loads of worksheets, troubleshoot..


Happy Kids Happy You Using NLP

Every child, every family situation is different and parenting is a journey of constant change. There are no "right answers", only what works for you and your family. This book will give you a toolkit of practical NLP methods flexible enough to cover....


Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk

Parents have the power to help babies and toddlers at risk for developmental delays make important strides—but many are confused and intimidated as to how. In this easy-to-navigate guide, leading experts present more than 100 games and activities.......


Guitar Lullaby CD

With loving attention to every detail of composition and performance, Ricardo has handcrafted what may be one of the most effective lullaby recordings ever made. Award winning CD......


Baby Shiatsu

Babies feel intuitively what scientists have needed painstaking research to establish: being touched and caressed is good for you. With baby shiatsu you can support your child's development. The gentle pressure-point massage meets the needs of.......


In My Heart:

Explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions.


The Power of Validation

Breaks validation skills into practical steps parents can use to respond to their child’s internal experiences in healthy ways without necessarily condoning their child’s behaviours. Readers learn to pay attention to their child, acknowledge the child’s..


Advice Worth Ignoring

How Tuning Out the Experts Can Make You A Better Parent. identifies fifty of the most common child-related truisms and parenting myths that can often mislead and undercut parents, and explains how the virtues of........


Calm Kids

Mindfulness and meditation can help children recognise and cope with pressures, releasing bad feelings gently and giving them simple tools to deal with tension and stress throughout their lives......


Raising Children Compassionately

Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way. Distils the experience and wisdom of Marshall who has been teaching nonviolent communication for 40 years. The aim of this book is to help you :- Protect and nurture the autonomy of children; Avoid coercion, ...


Parenting From Your Heart

Parenting that Promotes Peace—Parents everywhere want to connect compassionately with their children, to show them love and offer guidance even in difficult moments. In this packed and practical booklet the practicing of Nonviolent Communication is......


How to Talk so Kids will Listen

A bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more "effective" with your children and more "supportive" of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of.....


How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen

This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year.....


How to Talk so Kids Can Learn

The guide for telling parents and teachers how to handle one of the burning issues of our day: how to motivate kids to succeed in school.........


Siblings Without Rivalry:

Gives parents the practical tools they need to cope with conflict, encourage cooperation, reduce competition, and make it possible for children to experience the joys of their special relationship. With humour and understanding-much gained from raising...


Highly Sensitive Child

.....often labelled shy, introverted, fussy or faddy. The real story is very different though and this intelligent, practical book helps parents know what to do, when to back off, and how to ensure their child is given the right sort of treatment.......


Danish Way of Parenting

What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and what are the secrets of Danish parents for raising happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical guide brings together the insights of a.......


Mindful Parenting for ADHD

A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive. A pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both parents and kids with ADHD stay calm in the present moment........


1-2-3 Magic

Breaks down the task of parenting into 3 straight jobs. The 1-2-3 book has sold over a million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Why? Evidence based 1-2-3 Magic is simple to learn and it works - quickly.......


1-2-3 Magic Workbook

This companion workbook to 1-2-3 Magic takes parents carefully through the program in a way that maximises understanding, encourages constructive self-evaluation, and provides for systematic planning of parenting strategies.......


1-2-3 Magic for Kids

A Story book that you can read to your children or they can read for themselves written through the eyes of children of parents who have introduced the 1-2-3 magic discipline system into their lives.......


7 Habits of Happy Kids

The 7 Habits are powerful principles that have been enriching lives for generations - principles such as responsibility, goal setting, respect, teamwork and balance. It is a proven philosophy for adults and teens that can now be applied to the happiness..


Bullies: From the Playground to the Boardroom

Identify six bullying strategies that encourage bullying behaviour and provide concrete ways to diffuse tense or potentially hazardous situations. explain how to reach out to bullies with the appropriate guidance and support. Explores innovative anti.....


Spoonfed Generation

All well-intentioned activity may make for an easier life at home but it encourages children to be dependent on adults for longer. This is the exact opposite of what parents have done in the past, which is to develop their children's independence and....


Smart But Scattered Teens

"An absolute 'must read' for parents. Many detailed examples show you exactly how to teach your teenager the skills needed for success in school and beyond. The clever strategies for getting around teens' creative resistance to making changes are......


How to Talk so Teens will Listen

.....& Listen so Teens will Talk. Essential guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this.....


The Teenage Brain

We used to think that erratic teenage behaviour was due to a sudden surge in hormones, but modern neuroscience shows us that this isn’t true. The Teenage Brain is a journey through the new discoveries that show us exactly what happens to the brain in.....


A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting

Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively.....