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An essential 10-step plan for a stress-free family life.
We all know that raising happy, confident and resilient children can be a tough job in this fast-paced world – and there’s never any shortage of well-meaning advice on how to be a better parent. So, if you’re anxious and struggling to cope with the pressures of school and family life – or if you worry that you’re not doing enough to support your child through their problems – give yourself a break: this book really can help you.
Clinical psychologist Dr Genevieve von Lob draws on her extensive experience working with hundreds of families to provide a simple 10-step plan for a stress-free family life. As she helps you to tackle the dilemmas every parent faces and defuse tension and anxiety in the home, Genevieve also aims to bring a sense of confidence, calm and balance both to you and your child.
This is a practical, down-to-earth guide – and essential reading for every parent.
Whether you are trying for a baby now or preparing for a family in future, The Fertility Book is the no-nonsense guide you need to help you to optimize your chances of a healthy pregnancy.
Leading NHS consultant and fertility expert Adam Balen dispels the myths in this comprehensive guide to reproductive health, explaining in easy-to-understand terms the genetic and lifestyle factors at play. He takes an honest look at the evidence for both conventional and alternative approaches, equipping you with powerful tools to improve your chances of a natural conception and an understanding of how to create the best environment for a healthy pregnancy. If you do decide to seek help through assisted conception, this book will be with you every step of the way, explaining what treatments are available and how to approach them, so that you can come to an informed decision about what is right for you.
Professor Adam Balen has decades of experience helping couples on their journey to conception and beyond. Now in this, his first book for a general readership, he explains everything you need to know to understand your own fertility.
If you've ever stood in the baby section of a department store and thought 'WTF! How on earth can they charge £200 for a miniature wicker basket for my baby to sleep in?' then this is the book for you!
Becoming a parent is a life-changingly brilliant (brutal) experience that's totally worth the hard work ... but why is it so EXPENSIVE? We're all warned that having a baby will push our bank balances to the limit but it's not until you're taking out a second mortgage to buy a buggy that you realise you have no idea what you've let yourself in for. If only there was a way to enjoy being a parent without every 'essential' putting you further into your overdraft.
Facebook sensations LadBaby have taken the internet by storm with their genius money-saving hacks and now they're ready to show you how you can do it too. Parenting for £1 and Other Baby Budget Hacks will not only help you dodge some of parenthood's biggest expenses but keep you smiling while you do it. From alternative Moses baskets to free nappy stations you can pick up on your weekly shop; from soft-play ball pits you can create at home to a do-it-yourself newborn photo shoot, no stone will be left unturned as they tackle babyland head on.
With full colour photos to accompany every hack, Parenting for £1 is the ultimate money-saving guide for parents and parents-to-be, promising to steer you through the early years without completely emptying your wallet.
Bringing together decades of experience from a midwife and a doula, The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums is packed with life-saving tips and tricks to boost confidence and calm frazzled nerves. From creating cooling breast pads with chamomile tea and super-quick stretches to relieve aching muscles through to nourishing your postnatal body and what to do when the overwhelm sets in, this is the book you can turn to when you need an instant pick-me-up.
Beautifully illustrated in full-colour, it covers everything you need to know about the postnatal period to feel supported, empowered and understood.
When my baby died my whole world changed forever. I was left full of love, yet deeply heartbroken and faced with the task of living without my most precious longed for treasure. Following a fraught journey of trying to conceive again, two subsequent miscarriages, and an anxiety fuelled pregnancy after loss, I was finally able to welcome my baby girl into the world. This is the book I wish I’d been given – it will help you to not only survive the loss of your baby but to celebrate the life they had, no matter how brief. This is my hard won gift to you.
Losing a child is one of the most devastating events you can go through and yet, losing your baby – particularly before they are born – remains a taboo and often misunderstood topic. In this very gentle guide, Nicola Gaskin opens up the conversation around baby loss offering raw, honest and deeply empathetic support to all parents.
From coping with the initial shock, finding ways to overcome jealousy and anger, surviving birthdays and Mother’s Day, through to living with everlasting grief and the fresh round of grief and anxiety that comes with parenting after loss, it will help you to navigate through a huge range of intense and complex emotions.
Beautifully written and powerfully illustrated, this book will hold your hand through your darkest and lightest moments: read it to know you are not alone and that all your feelings are absolutely valid.
***NOT-SO-NEW MUM, YOU’RE DOING BRILLIANTLY***
Reassuring, funny and down-to-earth, THE NOT-SO-NEW MUM'S NOTEBOOK is every mum’s essential companion and journal for the PRE-SCHOOL YEARS.
This is a place for you to reflect on and celebrate your life during the oh so demanding early years of being a mum. There are pages and pages of self-care, reassurance and ‘we’ve all been there’ advice, as well as beautifully designed space to write down all your thoughts (when you're tearing your hair out) and all those memories you don't want to forget (when you're not).
The Not-So-New Mum’s Notebook will make you feel good about yourself, and about how you’re already raising your kids. It will make you see that you’re a great mum, just as you are.
* Perfect for gift for yourself or a friend with a pre-school child aged 1-5 years old - start on page 1 any day and any year, whatever their age.
* Beautifully designed pages of reassurance, self-care advice, journal space, affirmations and simple recipes
* Takes you through every stage of the pre-school years (and what you, as a mum, will need!)
* Milestone charts for mum and child
Are you tired of arguing with your children?
Do you find you're repeating the same messages over and over?
Or perhaps you've given up trying to communicate with your kids at all?
Several years ago Mogel began giving lessons to parents who were struggling with their children, demonstrating how changing the way they talked to them improved how well their child received the message, leading to fewer arguments and less household stress. In Parent Talk, Mogel elaborates on her approach, teaching parents:
· How to talk to your children at every age from babies through to teenagers
· How to break the cycle of nagging, pleading, and shouting
· How to feel less like your children are strangers to you
· How to talk to your child about difficult topics such as death and sex
· How to really listen to what it is your child is trying to say to you
· Why talking to girls is a world away from talking to boys
· Overcome the distraction of digital devices - for both you and your child
Revealing how each stage of life brings new opportunities to relate better to your children, Parent Talk is the definitive guide for parents.
Concrete, research-driven advice on humanity's oldest, hardest job
Why is parenting so fraught and so difficult in today's society? There has never been a time when advice was so readily available, and yet there is also a prevailing sense that parents are getting it wrong. This book examines the arguments and counter-arguments supported by research on how best to parent children, from birth to twelve years. By taking an impartial approach to the evidence and, by discussing case studies from across the world and from a number of academic disciplines, this book is designed to show how good parenting comes in many shapes and forms.