Child Development and Rearing
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America
Raising White Kids
Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America
Paperback      ISBN: 1501878077

Living in a racially unjust and deeply segregated nation creates unique conundrums for white children that begin early in life and impact development in powerful ways. Raising White Kids offers age-appropriate insights for teaching children how to address racism when they encounter it and tackles tough questions about how to help white kids be mindful of racial relations while understanding their own identity and the role they can play for justice.

Raising White Kids is a book for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able allies in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions.

Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods—and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater
Baby-Led Weaning
The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods—and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater
Paperback      ISBN: 161519021x

The Natural, No-Fuss, No-Pur e Method for Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods

" Baby-Led Weaning] makes life so much easier." --The Times, London

Baby-Led Weaning explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed and shows why self-feeding from the start of the weaning process is the healthiest way for your child to develop. With baby-led weaning (BLW, for short), you can skip pur es and make the transition to solid food by following your baby's cues.

At about six months, most babies are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover food for themselves. Baby-Led Weaning is the definitive guide to this crucial period in your child's development, and shows you how to help your baby:

  • Participate in family meals right from the start
  • Experiment with food at his or her own pace
  • Develop new abilities, including hand-eye coordination and chewing
  • Learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes

Baby-led weaning became a parenting phenomenon in the UK practically overnight, inspiring a fast-growing and now international online community of parents who practice baby-led weaning--with blogs and pictures to prove it In Baby-Led Weaning, world-leading BLW authority Gill Rapley and early BLW practitioner and coauthor Tracey Murkett deliver everything you need to know about raising healthy, confident eaters.


Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors
Tinkerlab
A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors
Paperback      ISBN: 161180065x
55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking--hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more.

The creator of the highly popular creativity site for kids, Tinkerlab.com, now delivers dozens of engaging, kid-tested, and easy-to-implement projects that will help parents and teachers bring out the natural tinkerer in every kid--even babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

The creative experiments shared in this book foster curiosity, promote creative and critical thinking, and encourage tinkering--mindsets that are important to children growing up in a world that values independent thinking.

In addition to offering a host of activities that parents and teachers can put to use right away, this book also includes a buffet of recipes (magic potions, different kinds of play dough, silly putty, and homemade butter) and a detailed list of materials to include in the art pantry.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0553386697

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.

"Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child's struggles."--Harvey Karp, M.D.

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain--and make accessible--the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The "upstairs brain," which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth.

Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

" A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences."--Kirkus Reviews

"Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out with] compassion."--The Washington Post

"This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift."--Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

"Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child's brain working together."--Parent to Parent
Raising a Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age
Raising a Screen-Smart Kid
Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age
Paperback      ISBN: 0143132075
For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world

Most kids get their first smartphone at the same time that they're experiencing major developmental changes. Making mistakes has always been a part of growing up, but how do parents help their kids navigate childhood and adolescence at a time when social media has the potential to magnify the consequences of those mistakes? Rather than spend all their time worrying about the worst-case scenario, readers get a bigger-picture understanding of their kids' digital landscape. Drawing on research and interviews with educators, psychologists, and kids themselves, Raising a Screen-Smart Kid offers practical advice on how parents can help their kids avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of the digital age by:

- using social media to enhance connection with friends and family, instead of following strangers and celebrities, which is a predictor of loneliness and depression
- finding online support and community for conditions such as depression and eating disorders, while avoiding potential triggers such as #Thinspiration Pinterest boards
- learning and developing life skills through technology--for example, by problem-solving in online games--while avoiding inappropriate content

Written by a public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland, this book shows parents how to help their kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem, and more online.
Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad's Guide to Surviving the First Two Years
Diaper Dude
The Ultimate Dad's Guide to Surviving the First Two Years
Paperback      ISBN: 0143110268
Dude, you're a dad now

Picking up where From Dude to Dad left off, author and founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don't have to lose yourself when you become a father.

Once again written in Pegula's everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines, the book is an easy-to-read resource for new dads, combining hard-won lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and practical advice from a dude who hasn't lost his identity (or his sanity).

Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you'll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane.

**Winner, Family Choice Award
**Winner, National Parenting Product Award
When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce
When Parents Part
How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce
Paperback      ISBN: 1101872195

Using the latest scientific research in child development, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, details the effects of divorce on children in five stages of life--infants, toddlers, primary-school children, teenagers, and young adults--some of whom are far more deeply affected than previously thought. She explains recent studies that overturn common assumptions, showing, for example, that many standard custody arrangements for young children can be harmful. Leach's advice is meticulously considered and exhaustive, covering everything from access, custody, and financial and legal considerations to managing separate sets of technology in two households, and she includes the voices of parents and children to illustrate her points. Above all, she holds up "mutual parenting" as the ideal way to co-parent after a divorce, offering concrete ways for parents to put responsiveness to their children's needs ahead of their feelings about each other.

The Artist's Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children
The Artist's Way for Parents
Raising Creative Children
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399163727

For decades, people have been asking me to write this book. "The Artist s Way "focuses on a creative recovery. We re-cover the ground we have traveled in our past. "The Artist s Way for Parents "focuses on creative cultivation, where we consciously and playfully put our children on a healthy creative path toward the future. Julia Cameron
Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents Better Books for a Better World the Gold Award (Best Book of the Year) in the category of Parenting/Family.
From the bestselling author of "The Artist s Way "comes the most highly requested addition to Julia Cameron s canon of work on the creative process. "The Artist s Way for Parents "provides an ongoing spiritual toolkit that parents can enter and re-enter at any pace and at any point in their child s early years.
According to Cameron: " Every child is creative and every parent is creative. Your child requires joy, and exercising creativity, both independently and together, makes for a happy and fulfilling family life. "Focusing on parents and their children from birth to age twelve, "The Artist s Way for Parents" builds on the foundation of "The Artist s Way "and shares it with the next generation. Using spiritual concepts and practical tools, this book will assist parents as they guide their children to greater creativity."

Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition
Raising a Sensory Smart Child
The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0143115340
A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges

"At last, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin

For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever.

In this book, you'll learn:

*How the 8 senses (yes, 8 ) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't
*Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings
* Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more
*"Sensory diet" activities that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families
* Parenting tips for handling discipline, transitions, and behavioral issues
*How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues
* Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart"
*How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly
* Ways to empower your child and teen in the world
* Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies


***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood
Untangled
Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood
Paperback      ISBN: 0553393073
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what's going on, prepares parents for what's to come, and lets them know when it's time to worry.

Look for Under Pressure, the companion guide to coping with stress and anxiety among girls, available now.

In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct--and absolutely normal--developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including

- My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond?
- Do I tell my teen daughter that I'm checking her phone?
- My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her?
- Where's the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder?
- My teenage daughter wants to know why I'm against pot when it's legal in some states. What should I say?
- My daughter's friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl's mother to let her know?

Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman.

BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD WINNER

"Finally, there's some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I've come across in a long time."--The Washington Post

"Anna Freud wrote in 1958, 'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.' In the intervening decades, the transition doesn't appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource."--The Boston Globe