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  • On Becoming Babywise Book II

    For babies ages five to twelve months, each day is filled to overflowing with sensory stimulation and learning opportunities. Mealtime and waketime are now part of a very complex, conscious interaction between what the child does and what Mom and Dad expect him to do. Thats why feeding time, waketime, and sleeptime provide wonderful opportunities for training.

    We designed Babywise II to assist parents in establishing the right patterns of learning for their baby in the critical periods of brain formation and adaptation. These patterns form learning structures that assist the child throughout his or her early development. Therefore, the first patterns established need to be right patterns and Babywise II will show you the way.

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  • The Gene Machine

    ?IN THE GENE MACHINE, the award-winning journalist Bonnie Rochman guides us through the new frontier of gene technology and explains how it is transforming the factors that shape a family. Rochman tells the stories of scientists working to unlock the secrets of the human genome; genetic counselors and spiritual advisers weighing life-changing choices; and parents grappling with revelations that are sometimes joyous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always profound. She navigates the expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, and deftly explores hot-button issues and urgent ethical quandaries. Propelled by human narratives and meticulously reported, The Gene Machine is both a road map and a meditation on our power to change the future.?

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  • On Becoming Babywise Book I

    Scientists can put a man on the moon, but they cannot answer the most basic question of early parenting: how to have a happy and contented baby who sleeps continually through the night like the rest of the family and a mother who is not in a perpetual state of exhaustion. Now, moms and dads need look no further than On Becoming Babywise.

    Babywise is an exciting infant management plan that successfully and naturally helps infants synchronize their feeding, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles. Find out what millions of grateful parents worldwide have already learned. Discover the positive prescription for curing sleepless nights and fussy babies. Recommended by doctors across the country.

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  • Attached

    A practical relationship book that promises to help you find and keep love by understanding the science of adult attachment

    ‘A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship.’ – John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

    Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory – the most advanced relationship science in existence today – can help us find and sustain love.

    Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment explains that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

    Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner’s ability to love them back.

    Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.

    Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

    With fascinating psychological insight, quizzes and case studies, Dr Amir Levine and Rachel Heller help you understand the three attachment styles, identify your own and recognise the styles of others so that you can find compatible partners or improve your existing relationship. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

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  • The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play

    The Joy Journal is a beautifully illustrated guide with creative ideas and activities to make and do with children

    A beautiful handbook on how to inject mindfulness and craft into mealtimes, bath-times, journeys and play dates and to resist (as much as possible!) the temptation to succumb to screen time.

    The Joy Journal showcases fifty activities that channel mindful ways of exploring new experiences. Each activity has been tried and tested by mum of two, Laura Brand, who shares the triumphs and often happy accidents of negotiating playtime that is stimulating for children and adults alike.

    Chapters take you through the seasons, with indoor, outdoor and on-the-go activities that are easy and fun every day. Laura describes the ingredients and method for each activity, but also how long it will take, how long children will be engaged for, parental enjoyment and, crucially, potential for mess.

    The Joy Journal will arm you with a variety of fun, focussed tasks made with store cupboard and easily foraged supplies, from Moon Sand and Flower Ice to Bath Bundles and Coloured Foam, these are activities that you can turn to time and again.

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  • The Orchid and the Dandelion

    wer to change the lives of countless children – and the adults who love them.’ – Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet

    There are two kinds of people in this world . . .

    Are you a hardy and resilient dandelion, or are you a more sensitive and fragile orchid?

    Building on the definitions of introvert, extrovert or highly sensitive, The Orchid and the Dandelion exposes – for the first time – how a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to what makes us who we are. This breakthrough research explains why some people struggle where others succeed, why happiness comes so easily to some while frustrations weigh more heavily on others.

    In The Orchid and the Dandelion, Dr W. Thomas Boyce – one of the world’s foremost researchers in the field of pediatric health – presents findings that children have two very different responses to their environments. While some children are like dandelions and can thrive in almost any environment, there are others who, like orchids, are much more reactive and susceptible to their surroundings. Now we finally have a scientific framework to understand people and how to address their unique needs to help them find their fullest potential.

    This groundbreaking book draws on extensive research into genetics and the exploding field of epigenetics, examples and real stories that will re-frame how we think about orchid and dandelion children -and the adults those children have become. By understanding which of us are, genetically and environmentally speaking, the orchids of this world, Dr Boyce explains how to care for and parent our children – the true orchids. He shows how we can help them thrive by sharing insights and lessons from his thirty years of research in the field.

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    A powerful medical memoir about the extraordinary foetal and neonatal medicine bringing a new generation of babies into the world.

    What happens when pregnancy and the first few weeks of a baby’s life don’t go as planned? How have advances in modern medicine and perinatal genetics redefined our perceptions of what is possible?

    The First Breath by Olivia Gordon is a powerful medical memoir about the extraordinary fetal and neonatal medicine bringing today’s babies into the world. Unveiling the intense patient-doctor relationship at work with every birth, this book reflects on the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies, the combination of love and fear a parent feels for a child they haven’t yet met and what can happen before a baby’s first breath.

    Olivia Gordon was twenty-nine weeks pregnant when a scan found that her baby was critically ill. Thanks to a risky operation in utero and five months in neonatal care, her son survived. The First Breath is the first popular science book to tell the story of the fast developing fields of fetal and neonatal medicine. It explores motherhood and the female experience of medicine through Olivia’s personal story and sensitive, intimate case histories of other mothers’ high risk births.

    The First Breath asks what it means to become the mother of a child who would not have survived birth only a generation ago, showing how doctors and nurses save the most vulnerable lives and how medicine has developed to make it possible for these lives to even begin.

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    Since women ventured into the world beyond their kitchens, their ‘mothering skills’ have been measured, judged, discussed and disapproved of like never before. The bar for modern mothers is set so preposterously high, it’s impossible – at least in the early years – not to feel like a loser, and honestly, mothers have only themselves to blame.

    Motherly love is ferocious, unconditional and absolute. It is no myth. But the sickly-sweet, bake-your-own, don’t-mind-me saintliness that has grown up around it is pure humbug. Having tried to simper and bake with the best of them, mother of three, Daisy Waugh has finally run out of patience.

    In I Don’t Know Why She Bothers, Daisy wages war on the parenting experts and the modern, middle class mothering brigade – who have turned Motherhood from a happy passage of life, to a sacrosanct, life consuming and anxiety-driven vocation.

    It’s time to burn the maternity bras (if you feel like it) and say: Enough! Life is short. And although we really, really, REALLY love our kids 🙂 we are more than just their mothers.

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    More and more people-hundreds of millions around the world-are living in bilingual homes. In the U.S. alone more than 54 million people over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home. Yet once children enter school the pull toward one language becomes stronger and maintaining the bilingual advantage requires a serious family commitment-a bilingual choice. The good news is it’s worth it.

    Research shows that bilingual children are known to have more social cultural and economic opportunities as they grow to adulthood and that learning a second language from birth can even result in protection against Alzheimer’s later in life. Bilingual By Choice provides families with specific activities games and insights that will show them how to not only teach their kids more than one language but also to help their kids retain and develop those language skills.

    For parents educators immigrants and expatriates Bilingual by Choice deals directly with the obstacles to sustaining a second language including unsupportive relatives issues at school frequent relocations and discrimination countering each one with the author’s firsthand experience with both sides of the growing-up-bilingual journey as a child and as a parent. Commit to the choice and help your children become bilingual-for life.


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    In 2014 a media storm erupted when Gwyneth Paltrow announced her separation from Chris Martin, describing it as a harmonious and mutual ‘conscious uncoupling’ and the term entered the world’s vocabulary overnight. Coined and created by relationship expert Katherine Woodward Thomas, the expression ‘conscious uncoupling’ has become synonymous with a divorce where both partners accept that they each played a role in the breakup and, in particular, are looking to co-parent in a functional and healthy way in the future.

    The Conscious Uncoupling 5 Step Process is designed to support separating couples through the thorny terrain of a breakup, helping them to consciously complete a relationship in ways that leave all involved whole, healthy and well, and optimistic about future relationships.

    CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING offers a new paradigm for divorcing couples and is set to become a classic in the genre.

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    ‘This novel is written with a breathtaking exhilarating assurance and wit. Terrific’ The Times

    ‘A wrenchingly beautiful debut by a writer to be reckoned with’ Jesmyn Ward

    Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighbourhood in America’s whitest city Portland Oregon. In the ’90s those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding autobiographical novel Jackson writes what it was like to come of age in that time and place with a breakout voice that’s nothing less than extraordinary.

    The Residue Years switches between the perspectives of a young man Champ and his mother Grace. Grace is just out of a drug treatment programme trying to stay clean and get her kids back. Champ is trying to do right by his mum and younger brothers and dreams of reclaiming the only home he and his family have ever shared. But selling crack is the only sure way he knows to achieve his dream. In this world of few options and little opportunity where love is your strength and your weakness this family fights for family and against what tears one apart.

    Honest in its portrayal with cadences that dazzle The Residue Years signals the arrival of a writer set to awe.

    Winner Whiting Writers’ Award
    Winner Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
    Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction


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    There are so many issues surrounding starting school that parents struggle with ranging from selecting the best school for their child (and knowing the right things to look for and questions to ask), preparing their child emotionally and practically for starting, knowing what must-haves to buy (and what not to buy!), navigating school settling-in procedures, coping with behaviour regressions at home, friendship issues, anxiety, tricky behaviour at school, school refusal and homework. Despite these many concerns, there is little advice available for parents in this position. Most ‘starting school’ books are aimed at the children themselves. Parents are left to turn to internet discussion forums and social media to ask their many questions. The Starting School Book fills this gap.

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    Dr Natterson helps parents navigate the tricky stage of puberty – when loud, rambunctious boys often turn into silent, uncommunicative beings who slink behind closed doors. She argues that it’s up to parents to improve their communication with their son and help him prepare for life as an adult, armed with the knowledge needed to become a well-rounded human being. This book looks at the dramatic shifts boys face physically, mentally, emotionally and socially, filtered through the Dr Natterson’s medical and child development lens.

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    Eve Rodsky is changing society one relationship at a time, by coming up with a 21st-century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of domestic responsibilities, the mental load, the emotional labour. Everything that is required to keep the fridge full, the children’s homework in their bags, and the household running. The unequal division of all this invisible work in relationships is a recipe for disaster, but no one has offered a real solution to this dilemma, until now.

    Eve Rodsky was tired of always being the one who has to remember to buy loo roll, or to book the family’s dentist appointments, or to send the thank you cards – all while working full time. So Eve decided to do what she does every day as an organisational management consultant: Organise. She conducted original research with more than 500 couples to figure out WHAT the invisible work in a family actually is and HOW to get it done effectively and all in a way that makes relationships even stronger. FAIR PLAY identifies the 100 main tasks in any relationship, and then divides those tasks fairly (not necessarily equally) so that both parties contribute their fair share.

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    The mental wellbeing of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do. Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In his 25 years as an emotion scientist, he has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults – a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being. The core of his approach is a legacy from his childhood, from an astute uncle who gave him permission to feel. He was the first adult who managed to see Marc, listen to him, and recognize the suffering, bullying, and abuse he’d endured. And that was the beginning of Marc’s awareness that what he was going through was temporary. He wasn’t alone, he wasn’t stuck on a timeline, and he wasn’t “wrong” to feel scared, isolated, and angry. Now, best of all, he could do something about it.

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    An all-encompassing guide to help guys navigate sex, relationships and consent in the post-#MeToo world.

    The world has changed, and the revelations of the #MeToo movement have raised serious questions about how men are raised to understand their own sexuality and the concept of consent. Respect is an all-encompassing guide that sheds light on these issues and more, laying out how men should approach and understand sex and relationships in the 21st century. So instead of simply parroting lines about how they ought to behave, young men can gain a deeper understanding of how they ought to behave. In direct, approachable language, Inti Chavez-Perez delves into the meaning of topics from consent and relationships, to body image, to gender identity and sexual orientation among others, and does so without judgement. Respect is a book for guys to learn from and then go back to, telling you everything you should know and everything you would want to know.

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    The Baby Detective is the only book of the parenting genre to develop a unique, step-by-step investigative process that will enable parents to solve their own baby care problems. It puts them firmly back in the driving seat, giving them the tools to do away with sometimes conflicting and confusing expert advice, and to face parenting challenges using their own intuition.

    Drawing on case studies of Sarah’s previous clients, the book is based around her unique principle of AIM , in which parents are guided through the process of Assessing a problematic situation, Investigating the possible causes and Modifying behaviour in order to resolve it. It provides insight in to how and why environment, biology and personality interact to affect your baby, as well as suggesting numerous tips and strategies for remedying problems.

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