This guide showcases UCD Library books on aspects of stages of parenting and caring for parents
The Gentle Parenting Book by Sarah Ockwell-SmithParenting trends come and go. Gentle parenting is different - it isn't a label for a precise set of rules but a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child, while being mindful of current science and child psychology. It means parenting with empathy, respect, understanding - and boundaries.
In The Gentle Parenting Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of what-to-expect information and gentle-parenting solutions to the most common challenges faced by parents with young children. Sarah addresses a wide variety of topics, including coping with a crying baby, introducing solid foods and creating healthy eating habits, potty training, starting nursery and school, sibling rivalry, tantrums, whining and sulking, aggressive behaviour and much more.
And for those parents who have previously used a more authoritarian style of parenting, there's plenty of advice - and reassurance - on making the transition to a gentler approach. For many, gentle parenting comes as a relief because it chimes with their deepest instincts about the best way to raise their children.
Call Number: 649.1OCK
How to Be a Great Parent by Nancy S BuckDoes your child's behavior confuse you? Do you find yourself wondering if there is a better way to respond to your screaming toddler or teenager? It is easy to be the kind of parent you want to be when your children are safely tucked into bed at night. But how do you become that parent when they are getting into everything and driving you crazy? How to Be A Great Parent offers practical strategies and techniques for coping with a wide variety of parenting issues. Dr. Nancy S. Buck will help you deal with issues such as eating, biting, lying, chores, swearing, homework, sexuality, and more. Stories of real-life families plus parenting tips, quizzes, and Q&As show you how to apply these new techniques right away. You'll learn to stop asking why: Why does my child act that way? Why doesn't he listen to me? Why does she keep asking me permission when I've already told her no? And you'll discover the "magical question" you should be asking instead. You'll also find out to to: Make conscious parenting decisions instead of automatically doing what your parents did; decide how much freedom is enough for your child; harnass your child's innate desire for fun; cope with bedtime (and naptime); handle squabbling siblings; talk with your teenager; parent together after a divorce. Once you understand your child's behavior, you will be able to respond in a kinder, more effective way. This will facillitate a stronger parent/child bond.
Call Number: 649.1BUC Also available as an ebook click on the title to access
The parenting book by Nicky & Sila LeeWe believe that healthy families are at the heart of a functioning society. We developed our courses and wrote The Marriage Book and The Parenting Book because the church has the opportunity to offer support to people at a practical, grassroots level. Every family strengthened makes a difference to a child and to our nation.'
Drawing on their own experience of bringing up four children, and having talked to thousands of parents over the years on their parenting courses, Nicky and Sila Lee bring fresh insights and time-tested values to the task of parenting. The book covers the following areas:
- Understanding how families work
- Meeting our children's needs
- Building character through setting boundaries
- Helping our children make good choices
- Passing on our believes and values
Call Number: 248.845LEE
What great parents do by Erica ReischerWhat Great Parents Do is an everything-you-need-to-know roadmap for parenting that you will consult again and again. Psychologist Erica Reischer draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distil the best information about parenting today into bite-sized pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away. This book will show you:
- How to avoid common parenting mis-steps.
- How to transform power struggles into cooperation.
- How to change unwanted behaviour such as whining and procrastinating, without having to yell or nag.
The book is based on Dr. Reischer's popular parenting workshops that bring together research with real-life examples to create a toolbox for parents that is relatable, actionable, and easy to follow.
Call Number: 649.1REI
Positive Parenting by Rebecca EanesPopular parenting writer Rebecca Eanes believes there's more to family life than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones, she began to share her insights with like-minded parents online - and her readership has grown into a thriving community more than half a million strong. In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as connecting with kids at every stage, establishing trust and communication, and troubleshooting the most common behavioral problems. This is an empowering resource for any parent who wants to ease anger and frustration, end the downward spiral of acting out and punishment - and foster an emotional connection that helps kids gain self-discipline and confidence, and create lasting, loving bonds.
Call Number: 649.1EAN Also available as an eBook click on the title to access
Parenting Apart, Separated, Divorced
The Guide for Separated Parents by Karen Woodall; Nick WoodallChildren living in separated family situations fare best when their relationship with each of their parents continues to be close. Putting Children First helps mothers and fathers unlock and resolve the conflict around contact with children that can arise during and after separation. Using strategies such as parenting plans, scripted phone calls and parenting meetings, the book will enable parents to communicate effectively on all the most important things in their children's lives - and make relaxed arrangements for the continued involvement by both parents with their children.
Call Number: 306.874WOO
Parenting Apart by Christina McGheeThe ultimate resource for separated and divorced parents, written by an internationally acclaimed expert on divorce and its impact on children. This comprehensive and empowering guide is filled with practical, effective ways to minimize the effects of divorce on children, and offers immediate solutions to the most critical parenting problems divorce brings. In this go-to resource, Christina McGhee addresses the issues of utmost importance to parents: ? How and when to tell the children about the divorce ? Guiding children through transition ?Helping children cope with having two homes ?Dealing with finances ?Managing a difficult relationship with an ex ?And more Offering advice on explaining things to every age group-from toddlers to teenagers-in plain, consistent, and age-appropriate terms, Parenting Apart also offers practical suggestions for parents to help them maintain their own sense of stability and take care of their own well-being while taking care of their kids.
In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns of adopted children, whose unique perspectives offered unprecedented insight. In this all-new companion volume, Eldridge goes beyond those insights and shifts her focus to parents, offering them much-needed encouragement and hope.
Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee and an expert in the field of adoption, Eldridge shares proven strategies and the moving narratives of nearly one hundred adoptive families, helping parents gain a deeper understanding of what is normal, both for their children and themselves. By first strengthening yourself as a parent, you'll be able to truly listen to your child, and to connect with him on every level, by opening the channels of communication and keeping them open forever. Then you and your child can grow closer through the practical exercises at the end of every chapter.
Discover how to
- be confident that your role in your child's life is vital and irreplaceable
- pass on the legacy of healthy self-care by assessing and regulating your stress
- communicate unconditional love to your child
- talk candidly with your child about her adoption and her birth family
- teach your family how to respond positively to insensitive remarks about adoption
- connect with other adoptive families-and build a support network
- plus learn to become a "warrior" parent...settle the "real parent" question...cope with emotional triggers-what to do when you "lose it" . . . celebrate the miracle of your family...and much more
Call Number: eBook click on the title to access
The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting by Sally Donovan; Jim CliffordThis is not just another book about adoptive parenting. This is the real stuff: dynamic, messy, baffling adoptive parenting, rooted in domestic life. Award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan offers savvy, compassionate advice on how to be 'good enough' in the face of both day-to-day and more bewildering challenges - how to respond to 'red mist' meltdowns, crippling anxieties about new routines and, most importantly, how to meet the intimidating challenge of being strong enough to protect and nurture your child. Full of affecting and hilarious stories drawn from life in the Donovan household, The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting offers parents a refreshing counterblast to stuffy parenting manuals -- read it, weep, laugh and learn.
"When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me."
"I am afraid you will abandon me."
The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame.
With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents.
Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home.
Call Number: eBook click on the title to access
How to be a Happy Stepmum by Dr Lisa DoodsonStepfamilies are currently the fastest growing family type in the UK, with current estimates suggesting that 1 in 10 of all families are now stepfamilies. Yet despite the ever-growing number of stepfamilies, there remains a dearth of information and support for them.
How to be a Happy Stepmum provides the first step in this support by guiding stepmothers through the pitfalls of adapting to stepfamily life; firstly by identifying what type of stepmother they are and then by addressing each of the recognised factors related to becoming a successful and happy stepmother.
Based on sound research and written by an expert in the field, this book is essential reading for all stepmums.
Call Number: 306.8747DOO
The Step-Parents' Parachute by Flora McEvedyIn a society where 1 in 4 marriages now end in divorce, the traditional model of the nuclear family unit has radically changed. A startling 1 in 10 families in the UK (the statistics are double this in the US) grow up as part of a step family. Yet this phenomenon is still hopelessly unchartered territory, where the image of the wicked step-mother still presides. Flora McEvedy could find nothing to help her when she became a step-mother at the age of 28 and the unique passion and energy of this book stems from her experiences. The Step-parents' Parachute will endow the reader with a body of instantly accumulated knowledge. Neatly organised, easy to use, practical and positive, this inspirational book will offer a path through a subject riven with negative assumptions and enable the transformation of the step-family into a happy, rewarding and stable family home.
Call Number: 306.8747MCE
Raising the Enemies' Child by Angela MoodyHow do you survive a blended family? A mother and step-mother, Angela Moody gives advice on how to survive and thrive a blended family. She gives tips and hints from her experiences on what to do and not to do that helped her and her family become a blended family success story.
Call Number: 306.8747MOO
Step Parenting by Randall HicksStep parenting advice for stepparents featuring fifty "DOs" and "DON'Ts" with matching photographs.