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Parenting Books

From calming tantrums, co-parenting or virtual learning; these parenting books will be a great resource.

Parenting through puberty : mood swings, acne, and growing pains by Suanne Kowal-Connelly

The conscious parent's guide to executive functioning disorder : a mindful approach for helping your child focus and learn by Rebecca Branstetter

"Help your child feel confident and capable! If your child has been given a diagnosis of executive functioning disorder, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You want your child to be able to master certain basic skills, such as being organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. But what if your child is having trouble with one or all of these skills?…Conscious parenting is about being present with your children and taking the time to understand how to help them flourish. With the strategies and advice in this guide, you and your child will build sustainable bonds, develop positive behaviors, and improve executive functioning skills for life. And you'll find that conscious parenting helps create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child feel competent, successful, and healthy." --

The conscious parent's guide to coparenting : a mindful approach to creating a collaborative, positive parenting plan by Jenna Flowers

"A positive, mindful plan for children and parents in transition! If you're facing the challenge of raising children in two homes, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to build a healthy coparenting relationship. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Coparenting, you'll learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting, foster forgiveness, and find constructive ways to move on when relationships change. Coparenting means putting your child's needs first. And conscious parenting acknowledges a child's thoughts, feelings, and needs, as well as a parent's responsibility to them.This easy-to-use handbook helps you to: Build a coparenting relationship based on mutual respect Lower stress levels for the entire family Communicate openlywith children about divorce Discuss and reach parenting decisions together Protect children, meet their needs, and help them build resilience Educate your family and friends about coparentingThe concept of ending a marriage peacefully, with compassion andrespect for former partners, is often viewed with surprise in modern society. But choosing to consciously coparent is an important choice you can make for yourself and your children--one that will benefit the emotional health of your family for years tocome"--

13 things mentally strong parents don't do : raising self-assured children and training their brains for a lifetime of happiness, meaning, and success by Amy Morin

The conscious parent's guide to raising boys : a mindful approach to raising a confident, resilient son : encourage positive communication, strengthen your relationship, promote self-esteem by Cheryl Erwin

The conscious parent's guide to raising girls : a mindful approach to raising a strong, confident daughter : promote self-esteem, build resilience, improve communication by Erika V Karres

Screamfree parenting : the revolutionary approach to raising your kids without losing your cool by Hal Edward Runkel

Introduces a practical approach to parenting that explains how to overcome the stresses and anxieties of parenting by learning how to relate to children in a calm, cool, and connected way.

The Parenting Toddlers Workbook : Manage Your Child's Moods, Potential, and Well-being by Katie Penry

The high-conflict co-parenting survival guide by Megan Hunter

Divorce is hard enough even in the best of circumstances, but high-conflict divorce is just about the most devastating, soul-wrecking experience imaginable. Here, high-conflict divorce experts Hunter and LaRochelle offer hope and a wealth of advice along with practical strategies for handling the most common co-parenting scenarios.

Extraordinary parenting : the essential guide to parenting and educating at home by Eloise Rickman

In this warm, accessible book, experienced parenting coach Eloise Rickman tells you everything you really need to know about parenting and educating your child at home. Whether you're planning to make a permanent move to homeschooling or you're temporarily balancing it alongside paid work, Extraordinary Parenting shows that you don't need a huge house, endless free time, or a host of expensive resources to unlock your child's potential

Weird parenting wins : bathtub dining, family screams, and other hacks from the parenting trenches by Hillary Frank

"Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These "weird parenting wins" were born of moments when the expert advice wasn't working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a stroke of genius. For example, there'sthe dad who pig-snorted in his baby's ear to get her to stop crying, and the mom who made a "flat daddy" out of cardboard and sat it at the dinner table when her kids were missing their deployed military father. Every parent and kid is unique, and as weget to know our kids, we can figure out what makes them tick. Because this is an ongoing process, Weird Parenting Wins covers children of all ages, ranging in topics from "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Act Like a Person" (on hygiene, potty training, andmanners) to "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Tell You Things" (because eventually, they're going to be tight-lipped). You may find that someone else's weird parenting win works for you, or you might be inspired to try something new the next time you're stuck in a parenting rut. Or maybe you'll just get a good laugh out of the mom who got her kid to try beets because...it might turn her poop pink"--

Parenting right from the start : laying a healthy foundation in the baby and toddler years by Vanessa Lapointe

The baby and toddler years are the most important period for any child's emotional and psychological development. Parents naturally want to do what's best for their kids, but they often struggle to know what that is, especially when dealing with the big "battlegrounds" of sleep, feeding, and managing aggression. The latest scientific research indicates that it is through a strong and stable sense of connection to their parents that children learn how to regulate their emotions, master social skills, and develop a sense of identity. Unfortunately, many of the currently accepted parenting practices and traditional attitudes disrupt healthy connection rather than foster it, leading to behavioral issues and emotional problems that can last into adulthood. Dr. Lapointe helps parents to understand how mindful and conscious parenting can help them to avoid passing unhealthy patterns down from one generation to the next. Rooted in compassion and understanding, Parenting Right From the Start shows parents how to build a firm, caring presence in the early years that a child can lean into for a lifetime

Bare minimum parenting : the ultimate guide to not quite ruining your child by James Breakwell

Parenting children with mental health challenges : a guide to life with emotionally complex kids by Deborah Vlock

Parenting mindfully : 101 ways to help raise caring and responsible kids in an unpredictable world by Catherine DePino

New old-fashioned parenting : a guide to help you find the balance between traditional and modern parenting by Liat Hughes Joshi

Positive discipline parenting tools : the 49 most effective methods to stop power struggles, build communication, and raise empowered, capable kids by Jane Nelsen

"Do you wish there was a way to raise well-behaved children without punishment? Are you afraid the only alternative is being overly indulgent? With Positive Discipline, an encouragement model based on both kindness and firmness, you don't have to choose between these two extremes. Using these 49 Positive Discipline tools, honed and perfected after years of real-world research and feedback, you'll be able to work with your children instead of against them. The goal isn't perfection but providing you with the techniques you need to help your children develop the life and social skills you hope for them, such as respect for self and others, problem-solving ability, and self-regulation. The tenets of Positive Discipline consistently foster mutual respect so that any child--from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager--can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline without losing his or her dignity. In this new parenting guidebook, you'll find day-to-day exercises for parents to improve their parenting skills, along with success stories from parents worldwide who have benefited from the Positive Discipline philosophy. With training tools and personal examples from the authors, you will learn: · The "hidden belief" behind a child's misbehavior, and how to respond accordingly · The best way to focus on solutions instead of dwelling on the negative · How to encourage your child without pampering or praising · How to teach your child to make mistakes and follow through on agreements · How to foster creative thinking"--

The Mommy Shorts guide to remarkably average parenting by Ilana Wiles

Screen-smart parenting : how to find balance and benefit in your child's use of social media, apps, and digital devices by Jodi Gold

"Even for today's most tech-savvy parents, managing kids' technology use is a huge challenge fraught with uncertainties. What kinds (and amounts) of screen time boost learning and development--and what kinds may be harmful? What is the right age for a game console or a smartphone? How can kids and teens be protected from cyberbullying and learn to be good digital citizens? What impact do parents' technology habits have? In her busy psychiatry practice--and while raising her own kids--Jodi Gold sees everyday both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. In a positive, accessible style, she gives parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations forthe whole family"--

Parenting with presence : practices for raising conscious, confident, caring kids by Susan Stiffelman

"Can one live peacefully and in the moment in the midst of homework meltdowns, sibling squabbles, and digital media battles? Marriage and family therapist Susan Stiffelman does more than say "yes," she shows how. In Parenting with Presence, she helps parents identify the triggers that take them out of rational thought and into bribes or threats, and recognize when their own marriage, health, or job issues are hurting their relationship with their kids. She then shows how to nurture - or perhaps initiate -the kind of connection that leads kids to want to talk to parents. While Stiffelman is a lifelong innovator - she taught herself Hindi at sixteen, began mediating decades before it was commonplace, and has traveled around the world with her son - her techniques are decidedly down to earth and her tone the one of someone who understands the walk she talks. "--

Parenting your powerful child : bringing an end to the everyday battles by Kevin Leman

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