• 7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
    7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
    Learn how to futureproof your child's literacy in a rapidly changing world, to give them the best chance of success.

    Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child.

    Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading.

    'Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow.'

    ISBN: 9781760524678
    Publication date: 04/02/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Park, Louise
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Achtung Baby
    Achtung Baby
    When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom. 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 parental fears and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? 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 other parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with 'selbstandigkeit' (self-reliance), and provides many new and practical ideas parents everywhere can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.

    ISBN: 9780349418551
    Publication date: 02/01/2018
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Zaske, Sara
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Anxiety Relief for Kids
    Anxiety Relief for Kids
    If you have a child with anxiety, you need quick, in-the-moment solutions you can easily use now to help your child face their fears and worries. Written by a psychologist and expert in childhood anxiety, this easy-to-use guide offers proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure skills you can use at home, in social settings, or anywhere anxiety takes hold.Being a parent is tough work. And when your child has an anxiety disorder, the tough gets upgraded to downright hard. You love your child, and it hurts to see them afraid or constantly worried. But life needs to be lived, and schedules often need to be kept especially if your child is in school! So, how can you manage your child s anxiety during those trying moments when you just need to get from A to B without losing your sanity?Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety provides quick solutions based in evidence-based CBT and exposure therapy two of the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders. You ll find a background and explanation of the different types of anxiety disorders, in case you aren t sure whether or not your child has one. You ll also learn to identify your child s avoidant and safety behaviors the strategies your child uses to cope with their anxiety, such as repeatedly checking their homework or asking the same questions repeatedly as well as anxiety triggers that set your child off.With this book, you ll find a wealth of information regarding your child s specific anxiety disorder and how to respond to it. For example, if your child has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD, the skills you use to help them are different than other anxiety disorders. No matter your child s specific symptoms or diagnosis, you ll discover tailored interventions you can use now to help your child thrive.If your child has an anxiety disorder, simple, everyday activities can be a real challenge. The practical solutions in this book will help you deal with your child s anxiety when it happens and restore balance and order to both your lives.

    ISBN: 9781626259539
    Publication date: 01/11/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Walker, Bridget Flynn
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Art of Growing Up
    Art of Growing Up
    When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness of the universe. These adults have a view of childhood as some kind of discrete interval, rather than just a few years from the continuum of life. How fortunate that the spirit, courage and curiosity of many young people remain largely undefeated by such adults.

    John Marsden has spent his adult life engaging with young minds - through both his award-winning, internationally bestselling young adult fiction and his work as one of Australia's most esteemed and experienced educators. As the founder and principal of two schools, John is at the coalface of education and a daily witness to the inevitable and yet still mysterious process of growing up.

    Now, in this astonishing, insightful and ambitious manifesto, John pulls together all he has learned from over thirty years' experience working with and writing for young people. He shares his insights into everything - from the role of schools and the importance of education, to problem parents and problem children, and the conundrum of what it means to grow up and be 'happy' in the 21st century.

    From the award-winning and bestselling author of the Tomorrow series.

    ISBN: 9781760556723
    Publication date: 23/07/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Marsden, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Babies and Toddlers
    Now you have a newbaby, what are you going to do with it?!

    Babies & Toddlers has you covered from your very first day with a baby. With the help of more than 30 medical and other experts, in her friendly and reassuring way, Kaz Cooke tells you everything you need to know about being a parent for the first three years.

    breast or bottle-feeding * crying * sleeping * coping * mum health & body image * developmental milestones * common illnesses & worries * eating * fun stuff * toilet-training * tantrums (theirs and yours) * extra stuff for dads * and much, much more.

    Fun, practical, and updated every year, Babies & Toddlers is full of trusted info from Kaz, just like you found in her pregnancy book, Up the Duff.

    ISBN: 9780143788607
    Publication date: 19/11/2018
    Price: $48.00
    Author: Cooke, Kaz
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $48.00
  • Crazy Stressed
    Crazy Stressed
    VOYA Voice of Youth Advocates: Essential Books for Professionals Who Serve Teens A little resilience goes a long way.... Peel back the cheerful facade that parents present, and you'll find that many are worried about their teens. Mood swings, impulsiveness, poor judgment, and other problems peak in these years. Add stressors such as screen addiction, cyberbullying, increasing academic demands, and time-consuming athletic commitments . . . and it's no surprise that today's teenagers rank as the most anxious in 50 years. Parents long to help, but how Based on a career counseling kids and their parents, psychologist Michael Bradley locates the most powerful protective trait: resilience. Teens with this crucial quality know how to handle difficulty, overcome obstacles, and bounce back from setbacks. Packed with insights from neuroscience and psychology, real-life case studies, and a dose of humor, Crazy-Stressed sheds light on the teen brain and offers a wealth of resiliency-boosting strategies. In it, Dr. Bradley reveals: What kids these days are really going through Ways to strengthen the seven skills every teen needs to survive and thrive What-to-do-when suggestions for common behavior, school, and social issues Tactics for coping with conflict, teaching consequences, improving communication, staying connected, and more It's not easy being a teen-and it's certainly not easy parenting one. Always frank and often funny, Crazy-Stressed will become your go-to guide . . . and your kids may even thank you for it.

    ISBN: 9780814438046
    Publication date: 12/04/2017
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Bradley
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Gift of Adoption A Journey to Parenthood
    Gift of Adoption A Journey to Parenthood
    The desire to be a parent can be a powerful emotion. It drove Anne and Alan to keep going after the death of their first child, and the miscarriages and unsuccessful IVF attempts that followed. Their dream was eventually realised through inter-country adoption.

    Although they thought they were well prepared when they drove through the gates of the orphanage in Manila, in fact they knew very little about the reality of bringing two young siblings from a very different culture into their lives. Almost everything about their new lives was scary, and there was so much for them all to learn.

    Anne and Alan's adoption experience was everything they hoped for, but the journey was rarely what they expected. Travel along with them to discover how they used their love for each other and their incredible strength to build enduring bonds of love and trust with their children, overcoming tremendous odds to form a family that belonged together.

    ISBN: 9781925564334
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Hutchison, Anne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Glow Kids
    Glow Kids
    We've all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces - the Glow Kids - are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids - a form of interactive educational tool. Don't believe it. In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology - more specifically, age inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain's pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person's developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can.
    Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids.

    ISBN: 9781250146557
    Publication date: 26/09/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Kardaras, Nicholas
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Grown Ups Guide to Teenage Humans
    Grown Ups Guide to Teenage Humans
    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING TEENS, FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND GLOBAL YOUTH ADVOCATE JOSH SHIPP

    Harvard's Center on the Developing Child found that every kid who succeeds in the face of adversity has had at least one committed relationship with a supportive adult. But Josh Shipp didn't need Harvard to understand that. As an at-risk foster kid, Shipp was facing a bleak future that would likely have included prison or homelessness-until he met the grown-up who changed his life. Enter Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit and finally got Shipp to believe in himself.

    Now, in The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans, Shipp shows us how to be that same sort of caring adult in a teenager's life. Stressing the need for mutual respect, trust, and encouragement, he identifies three key mindsets crucial to understanding teens. He breaks down the distinct phases of teenage life, examines the challenges at each phase, and offers revelatory stories that take us deep inside the teen brain.

    Shipp also shares field-tested, game-changing strategies from top professionals and provides word-for-word scripts that troubleshoot more than twenty common teen issues, including



    RESPONSIBILITY: When my teen messes up, how can I help her take ownership
    COMMUNICATION: How do I get my teen to talk to me He just grunts.
    TRUST: My teen blew it and lost my trust. Where do we go from here
    BULLYING: Help! My teen is being harassed-online or face-to-face.
    DIFFICULT AND AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS: Drugs. Death. Sex. Oh my.

    Written in Shipp's playful but authoritative voice, The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans lays out unflinchingly practical ways to make a difference in a teen's life. As Shipp reminds us, raising a respectable adult comes down to investing in teens and giving them the boundaries, time, and support they need to thrive.

    And that means every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

    ISBN: 9780062654076
    Publication date: 24/09/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Shipp, Josh
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Heart of a Boy: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood
    Heart of a Boy: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood
    In her international bestseller Strong Is the New Pretty (with 329,000 copies in print), the photographer Kate T. Parker changed the way we see girls by showing us their truest selves - fearless, messy, wild, stubborn, proud. Now it's time to talk about our boys. Prompted by the #metoo movement, bullying, and other toxic behaviour, there's an inational conversation going on about what defines masculinity and how to raise sons to become good people. And Kate Parker is joining in by turning her lens to boys. The result is possibly even more moving, more eloquent, more surprising than Strong.

    The Heart of a Boy is a deeply felt celebration of boyhood as it's etched in the faces and bodies of dozens of boys, ages 5 to 18. There's the pensive look of a skateboarder caught in a moment between rides. The years of dedication in a ballet dancer's poise. The love of a younger brother hugging his older brother. The unself-conscious joy of a goofy grin with a missing tooth. The casual intimacy of two friends at a lemonade stand. The shyness of a lone boy and his model boat. The intensity in a football huddle. The proud, challenging gaze of a boy bald from alopecia - and the same kind of gaze, but wreathed in tenderness, of a boy a few years younger with flowing, almost waist-length hair. There are guitarists, fencers, wrestlers, star-gazers, a pilot - it's the world of our sons, in all their amazing variety and difference.

    The photographs feel spontaneous, direct, and with so much eye contact between the viewed and the viewer that it's impossible to turn away. And throughout, words from the boys themselves enrich every photo. What a gift for boys and anyone who is raising them.

    ISBN: 9781523505517
    Publication date: 01/03/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Parker, Kate T.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • He'll be Ok
    He'll be Ok
    The 10th anniversary edition of the iconic book that takes parents into the mysterious world of boys, with new foreword, introduction and tribute to the author. THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF A PARENTING CLASSIC How do you raise boys to men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the 'right' lessons, stay out of danger, find a path to follow? How do you ensure they'll be OK? Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service, she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent - she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival. As a crucial part of the Good Man Project, she talked to 180 classes of boys. Her insights into what boys need - and what parents can do to help them - are ground-breaking. In this new edition of her honest, no-nonsense and best-selling book, Celia reveals what goes on inside the world of boys. With clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men.
    "Celia did an enormous amount of work, particularly standing up for at risk young people, and she made an enormous contribution." - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

    ISBN: 9781775540809
    Publication date: 01/09/2015
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Lashlie, Celia
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change: A Guide for Professionals and Parents
    Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change: A Guide for Professionals and Parents
    Whether it's the grief of bereavement, the strain of divorce or the uncertainty of a new home or school, loss and change affect children in countless ways. Nevertheless, teachers and parents frequently find themselves ill equipped to help children struggling with the difficult feelings that these situations, and others like them, bring. Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change offers guided support for teachers, health professionals and parents.





    Designed for use with children aged 4-10, this guide offers:








    Case studies illustrating various signs of grief and loss, to help the caregiver spot and manage a child's pain







    Therapeutic stories designed to be read with the child, and with prompt questions to encourage discussion







    Creative activities and exercises that can be developed into a therapeutic `toolkit' to support the child and the caregiver themselves





    With chapters that move from Loss and Change to Resolution and Resilience, addressing the needs of both the child and caregiver, Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change will be an invaluable therapeutic tool.

    ISBN: 9781911186281
    Publication date: 28/08/2019
    Price: $55.99
    Author: Seyderhelm, Amanda
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.99
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