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Annabel Karmel brings you a mouth-watering batch of never before seen recipes featuring delicious ingredients with serious nutritional credentials. With beautiful photographs and fresh design, this is an essential book for every modern parent. Chapters range from Fifteen Minute Meals to Healthy 'Fast Food', via Holiday Cooking with Kids and Lunchbox Snacks, and fresh, easy and modern dishes include Quinoa Chicken Fingers, Crispy Baked Cod, The Best Buttermilk Pancakes and Carrot Cake Balls.
The chapters are designed to make choosing a fuss-free dish simple. Many recipes include swap-outs to cater for those with food allergies, intolerances or particularly fussy eaters! There is a huge range of meat-free and vegan meal options as well as recipes including meat and fish.
Real Food for Kids offers everything today's parents are looking for once their babies are ready to start joining in with family mealtimes. Each dish is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, while remaining simple, healthy, and not too salty or sugary for young children.
The ultimate family activity guide for busy daring dads in need of a little inspiration to spend quality time with their kids, by double Olympic gold medallist rower, adventurer and father of three, Alex Gregory. `Time is the one resource we can't buy but we all want. It's so important to make the most of the time we have and create lasting memories.' For a parent, leaving the house can sometimes be the hardest part. But outside is where adventures and memories are waiting to be made... From after-school adventures to an overnight trip, double Olympic gold medallist rower and father-of-three Alex Gregory shares exciting ideas for enjoying time together as a family, in all seasons. Whether you have 30 minutes to do homework up a tree, or a whole day to build an ancient bridge, you can delve in together and be inspired by this practical, easy guide for all ages. Divided into categories to fit whatever time slots work within the day, the book contains chapters such as After-School Adventures, 30-Minute Activities, Two-Hour Missions, Half-Day Experiences, Full-Day Adventures, Overnight Expeditions and Pushing Away from Land. No matter how much time you have, make it count with `Dadventures' - the ultimate guide to ditching the routine and having fun with your kids.
Easy massage routines to soothe your baby and communicate love. To a baby, touch is talk, and with these soothing techniques, you and your child can share some of your most fulfilling communicative moments. Calm and comfort your baby from head to toe with a step-by-step full-body massage; discover ways to incorporate massage into your baby's day-to-day routine; and ease common ailments such as colic, teething, and constipation. With expert guidance from a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, explore the physical and emotional benefits of baby massage and enjoy this most intimate way to relax, soothe, and nurture.
Does your child often feel isolated and do they struggle to get involved in social situations? Are they nervous about what people think of them, or maybe they're just a little unsure of how they feel about themselves? These could be signs that your child is experiencing low self-esteem. This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioural therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child grow their self-esteem. It's aimed at children aged 7-11 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child's sense of self-worth, not just now but for years to come. Your child will be guided, with the help of Bop - a friendly and supportive character they can identify with - through fun and engaging activities which are interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements and practical information for parents.
Does your child appear to worry a lot? Perhaps they have frequent tummy upsets, or are irritable, tearful, angry or withdrawn? Do they have problems concentrating or show a loss of enthusiasm for their usual interests? These could all be signs that your child is struggling with anxiety. This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioural therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child to overcome anxiety. It's aimed at children aged 7-11 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child's emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come. Your child will be guided, with the help of Fiz - a friendly and supportive character they can identify with - through fun and engaging activities which are interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements and practical information for parents.
From the author of the worldwide bestseller Raising Boys, this bind-up of the parenting classics The Secret of Happy Children and More Secrets of Happy Children by parenting expert and child psychologist Steve Biddulph tells parents everything they need to know about raising happy, healthy, confident children from babyhood to teens. This bind-up brings all of Steve's parenting tips and secrets together for the first time. This book shows parents how to be true to themselves while also bringing up secure children who feel loved and respected, with self esteem and responsibility. The book is aimed at a wide age group- from babies and toddlers to older children and teenagers. Authoritative yet accessible, the book is full of case histories and familiar conversations and scenarios, as well as cartoons, that help parents relate to Steve's message. The book covers all the key issues in parenting, including: - how and why negative language affects children - stopping tantrums before they start - curing shyness - `soft love'- why touch, praise and time are vital- and `firm love'- disciplining through teaching and being involved, rather than punishment - childcare issues- finding a balance between work and your children's needs - raising sons and raising daughters- their different needs
Baie kleutergedrag wat as stout en uittartend beskou word, is heeltemal normaal vir 'n kind in die ontwikkelingstadium. Die kleuterstadium is die heel belangrikste om positiewe kommunikasie en gesonde verhoudings tussen ouer en kind te vestig. Hierdie title is 'n praktiese gids vir die ouers van jonger kinders, en spreek veral die Vier Groot Kleuterkwessies aan: woedeuitbarstings; slaap; eet; toiletonderrig.
Jo Frost comes to the toddler rescue in this essential companion to her No. 1 bestseller, CONFIDENT TODDLER CARE. Jo Frost Saves Our Sanities in this essential toddler guide. The toddler years can test the most patient and energetic of parents and in this new toddler book, Jo Frost provides her invaluable advice on the hot-spots of toddler care. She answers the most pressing of problems - head on - including: tantrums, whining, potty-training, sleeping and mealtime dilemmas. This essential guide is the perfect complement to Jo's No. 1 bestselling book CONFIDENT TODDLER CARE and will satisfy all of your toddler questions such as: How do I get my toddler to eat vegetables? What do I do when my toddler has a tantrum in public? How can I get my toddler to sleep through the night? This is a must-have book for all parents with toddlers. Light-hearted yet authoritative, JO FROST'S TODDLER SOS will provide the answers to parents' most testing questions.
A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. With around 20% new material, Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys includes some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics: . * How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life. * Whether boys should start school later than girls. * How important it is to let boys cry, and how crying helps avoid violence, suicide, and risky behaviour. * Two completely new stages of boyhood we didn't know about: the FULL ON FOURS and the EMOTIONAL EIGHTS * Help for single mothers raising sons. * How to choose a sport that does more good than harm. * What we can do about boys and binge drinking. * What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.
help busy parents enjoy quality playtime with their children, the activities contained in this book equip young children with the life skills to investigate the world for themselves. Exercises are based on sound early-learning principles and are focused for children aged three-to-five years. Activities cover life skills, development of the senses, language skills, number sense and science interests, and each with a healthy dose of fun and adventure. Through play activities, children will learn to: put on a coat and tie laces identify tastes and textures participate in storytelling and word play sort colours and numbers appreciate and discover the natural world
Die kleuterjare is 'n tyd van ongeewenaarde groei en ontwikkeling. Dis ook 'n tyd van woedeuitbarstings en konflik. As jy weet wat normale kleutergedrag is, kan jy dit realisties, doeltreffend en sonder skuldgevoelens hanteer. Jou kleuter leer deur sy sintuie - om hom die beste leiding te gee, het jy hope sin-volle insig nodig. Hierdie gewilde opvolg op Koester jou baba is pas bygewerk met die jongste relevante navorsing en vertel jou alles oor: Hoe om jou kind se unieke sensoriese profiel te herken en verstaan; stimulering sonder om jou kind te oorlaai; slaaptydoplossings vir elke ouderdom; dissipline met liefde en 'n sin vir humor; 'n sinvolle benadering tot toiletgebruik; kleutervoeding en hoe om kleuterfiemies te hanteer; ontwikkelingsmylpale en idees om ontwikkeling aan te moedig; hoe om leergestremdhede te herken en vroeg reeds aan te spreek.
Friendship battles among children have existed since the words `you can't play with us' were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today it seems there is no minimum age limit to being hurtful to others. Unkind or exclusive behaviour appears to be starting sooner than ever - even in nursery school - and continues throughout the school system. As a result, friendship issues top the list of parents' concerns, and, from the other side of the school gates, they can often feel powerless. This book will change that as parenting writer Tanith Carey analyses the increasingly complex social pressures changing the face of childhood, having drawn on extensive research on children's friendships, from toddlers to teens. She offers practical solutions for building your child's social skills for a happier, more carefree childhood, including how to: Help your child deal with classroom and social media politics. Inoculate your child against the effects of peer-group pressure, cliquiness and exclusion. Learn what's really going on in your child's social circle. Bully-proof your child throughout school. Work out when to step in and step out of your child's conflicts. Help your child make friends if they are stuck on the sidelines. The Friendship Maze is suitable for ages three to sixteen.
Hier is ’n praktiese gids om jou kind te help met selfbeeldontwikkeling en die bou van goeie karakter asook die afleer van slegte gewoontes.
Kweek kinders met heel harte is ‘n praktiese gids om jou kind reg groot te kry in vandag se tye, na siel en gees. Hettie kyk indringend na kwessies soos die versorging van jou kind se liggaam, siel en gees, selfbeeldontwikkeling, die kweking van goeie karakter en die afleer van slegte gewoontes en die hantering van swak karaktereienskappe.
Diabled women challenge rigid, limiting views of what it means to be a disabled woman, and of what a parent is and does. They describe having to fight for the right to become pregnant; the poignant pleasure of teaching children the benefits of having a 'different' mother; and the sheer delight of involving themselves in a child's life.
Jou kind word nie met 'n handboek gebore nie, en jy kry geen opleiding of kwalifikasies in kindgrootmaak nie. Dalk weet jy net jy wil nie jou kinders grootmaak soos jou ouers jou grootgemaak het nie, maar jy is ook nie seker wat die beste manier sal wees nie.
Baie ouers weet nie hoe belangrik hulle woorde en gedrag vir ʼn kind se breinontwikkeling is nie. Hulle besef nie dat ons vandag met ons kennis van neurowetenskap, verstandelike intelligensie en emosionele intelligensie ons kinders kan grootmaak om wonderlike, gelukkige en positiewe mense te wees nie.
Dr Pieter van Jaarsveld, ’n kenner op die gebied van emosionele intelligensie en positiewe denke, begelei jou deur goed begronde navorsing om jou kind se brein te verstaan en om jou kind se brein van vroeg af reg te bedraad met oefeninge en speletjies sodat jou kind ‘n gelukkige, gebalanseerde en florerende grootmens kan word. Hy behandel ook belangrike kwessies soos hoe om empatie te ontwikkel en hoe om dissipline aan te pak.
In 2009, Lenora Chu, her husband Rob, and toddler Rainer, moved from LA to the Chinese megacity Shanghai. The US economy was spinning circles, while China seemed to be eating the planet's economic lunch. What's more, Shanghai teenagers were top in the world at maths, reading and science. China was not only muscling the rest of the world onto the sidelines, but it was also out-educating the West. So when Rainer was given the opportunity to enroll in Shanghai's most elite public kindergarten, Lenora and Rob grabbed it. Noticing her rambunctious son's rapid transformation - increasingly disciplined and obedient but more anxious and fearful - Lenora begins to question the system. What the teachers were accomplishing was indisputable, but what to make of their methods? Are Chinese children paying a price for their obedience and the promise of future academic prowess? How much discipline is too much? And is the Chinese education system really what the West should measure itself against? While Rainer was at school, Lenora embarked on a reporting mission to answer these questions in a larger context. Through a combination of the personal narratives and thoughts of teachers, parents, administrators and school children, Little Soldiers unpacks the story of education in China.
In the newest edition of my Baby & Child Care Handbook, Marina Petropulos has added Everything You Need To Know About Pregnancy.
Pregnancy was always a part of the book, but recently there has been a great increase worldwide of various infections during pregnancy. Not only is a woman's system more than twenty per cent more vulnerable during pregnancy, but bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins found in food are a problem. For example, even some cheeses that you enjoy will have to be avoided, and your loved cat may need to be ostracised because of the danger of transmitting toxoplasmosis infection. You will find a vast updated amount of important information that will hopefully protect the amazing system of life developing within you. You will also be updated on the latest medical information regarding the prevention of food allergies; by starting to feed your baby a variety of solids from four months. Even the belief that eggs, peanut and other problematic foods should not be given to the young, has been debunked.
These, and many other important medical breakthroughs, mean that updated information is essential today.
'We are all equally fascinating, equally valuable, equally capable of altruism, equally able to change the world for the better. That's feminism, isn't it? And it's what every parent wants for their kids . . . every parent that's not a d*ck, that is.' Growing up in the '70s, neither Allison Vale nor Victoria Ralfs reckoned they needed feminism. But years of settling for the smallest chops at the dinner table, getting battered in British Bulldog, and negotiating the flasher down the lane, left them feeling uneasy: had feminism been the missing link? In How to Raise a Feminist, they join forces as mothers, educators, story-tellers and women, to tell the riotous story of how they came to put feminism at the core of their parenting. Real feminism is: * NOT angry or man-hating * common sense * the way to raise happily flawed, robust sons and daughters Real parenting is: . mostly without a script . often a bit terrifying . entirely amazing How to Raise a Feminist is the ideal read for anyone, anywhere, unnerved by the pressure to be perfect; a 'good enough' guide to raising your children into gloriously gutsy, empathetic, likeable young people, irrespective of their gender.
The Unfamous Five is, a parody of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series. It works to undermine Blyton’s depiction of childhood, and the seeming neutralities of class and race that the series perpetuates. This novel captures the lives of five main characters of Indian origin and is set, mainly, in and around Lenasia.
Welcome to the fully-updated and revised 6th edition of The Wonder Weeks-with 30% new material. Fussy at five weeks. Cranky at 19-weeks. Clingy at a year. The baby must be approaching a leap; a time during which new skills are mastered, discoveries are made and perceptions evolve. For new parents, being able to anticipate predictable fussy phases-and the magic that follows-is a game-changer, courtesy of The Wonder Weeks. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, this award-winning guide is based on ground-breaking behavioural research that explains how babies experience ten magical "leaps" during the first 20 months of life. It reassures parents that fussiness, regression and wakeful nights are necessary for growth and won't last forever.
The time-tested, gentle, and successful method that introduces children to potty training as early as six months
While parents around the world successfully potty train their children well before preschool age, in the United States, we've moved away from this early introduction. However, there's no evidence that later is better--in fact, there's even significant reason to believe that later can be detrimental.
Written by a respected child psychologist, Early-Start Potty Training shows why the early-start method is preferable to the commonly used readiness method. Waiting until children show signs of readiness can hold them back from preschool, cost a fortune in diapers, and lead to health problems. The early-start method avoids these concerns by starting the process of training as early as six months old.
This easy-to-follow program provides you with:
- Time-tested training tips for introducing toddlers--and even infants--to the potty
- Methods for combating common problems of training delay
- A troubleshooting plan for moving toddlers from diapers to potty independence
- Hints on how to overcome accidents and build confidence in children
Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble. There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Raising Girls in the 21st Century is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls in the 21st Century is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls in the 21st Century he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls in the 21st Century is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.
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