The 7 Day Parent Coach

Halve the stress, double your energy and become a great parent

Author: Lorraine Thomas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448147042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Being a parent is one of the most rewarding, most important jobs you'll ever do in your life - and it's also the most challenging. A growing number of parents are seeking professional help from parent coaches to help them cope with the struggles of family life. Lorraine Thomas, the UK's leading parent coach has written this book based on her extensive experience and expertise. Her approach is unique. She doesn't offer general advice, counselling or therapy, but instead provides a practical framework for parents to focus on solutions to common family problems and develop tailor-made strategies to help achieve them within a manageable timeframe - just 7 days. With accessible advice on the top problems that all parents are faced with, The 7-Day Parent Coach also offers information on: - how to communicate with your children - how to deal with the guilt of being a working parent - how to survive the family evening 'arsenic hours' And much more! This is the essential guide for all twenty-first century parents.

The Rough Guide to Babies & Toddlers

Author: Kaz Cooke

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 184836198X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 576

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The Rough Guide to Babies & Toddlers is the funny, reassuring and practical guide that all new (and old) parents have been looking for - with no judgmental guru-speak about the right way to do things, just a range of great solutions for you to choose from. Written by the award-winning author Kaz Cooke, an author and mother whose trademark light-hearted practical style and witty cartoons make this book pleasurable as well as informative. The user-friendly sections are inspired by real-life - chapters include 'Getting through the first weeks', which gives new mums and dads the low-down on bosoms, bottles, bonding, the blues, and mum's post-baby body. Realistic and with a healthy sense of humour, the guide offers practical suggestions for dozens of scenarios you might encounter with your new bundle of joy or little terror, as well as addressing what you might be going through as new parents - don't miss the hilarious "How to Be Perfect" routine for new mums: adjust push-up bra, exfoliate feet, clean up sick! The eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling The Rough Guide to Pregnancy & Birth is finally here to save your sanity with good advice, great humour and a lot of understanding!

Be a Great Mum: Teach Yourself

Author: Judy Reith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444132083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. Practical common sense that gives you support for all the things that most concern you Combines inspiring stories and tips from real mothers Coaching and motivational techniques to boost your confidence For all mums - not just working mums and not just those in a 'conventional' family setting Written by someone who knows what you're feeling - Judy's not just a parent coach, she's also a busy mum of 3 Teach Yourself Motherhood is an inspiring yet practical guide designed to address the top ten issues that most concern you, from concerns about whether you're doing it 'right', to finding time to work (or not?), finding time for your children and still finding time for you. It will help you boost your actual parenting skills - building your childrens' confidence and juggling all the many 'plates' that are needed to help you achieve a happy family - while at the same time focusing on your own needs. Throughout the book there will be lots of case studies, tips and supportive insight and advice; at the same time, you will find lots of interactive material which will help you both to understand your own behaviour and to take steps to boost confidence in all the areas where you feel it is lacking.

The Importance of Being Little

What Young Children Really Need from Grownups

Author: Erika Christakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698195019

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.” --Washington Post "What kids need from grown-ups (but aren't getting)...an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play." --NPR.org The New York Times bestseller that provides a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment To a four-year-old watching bulldozers at a construction site or chasing butterflies in flight, the world is awash with promise. Little children come into the world hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about any matter. Yet in today’s preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that too often undervalue a child’s intelligence while overtaxing the child’s growing brain. These mismatched expectations wreak havoc on the family: parents fear that if they choose the “wrong” program, their child won’t get into the “right” college. But Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis says our fears are wildly misplaced. Our anxiety about preparing and safeguarding our children’s future seems to have reached a fever pitch at a time when, ironically, science gives us more certainty than ever before that young children are exceptionally strong thinkers. In her pathbreaking book, Christakis explains what it’s like to be a young child in America today, in a world designed by and for adults, where we have confused schooling with learning. She offers real-life solutions to real-life issues, with nuance and direction that takes us far beyond the usual prescriptions for fewer tests, more play. She looks at children’s use of language, their artistic expressions, the way their imaginations grow, and how they build deep emotional bonds to stretch the boundaries of their small worlds. Rather than clutter their worlds with more and more stuff, sometimes the wisest course for us is to learn how to get out of their way. Christakis’s message is energizing and reassuring: young children are inherently powerful, and they (and their parents) will flourish when we learn new ways of restoring the vital early learning environment to one that is best suited to the littlest learners. This bold and pragmatic challenge to the conventional wisdom peels back the mystery of childhood, revealing a place that’s rich with possibility. From the Hardcover edition.

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