Parenting and Caring Collection: Parental Wellbeing
This guide showcases UCD Library books on aspects of stages of parenting and caring for parents
Untying Parent Anxiety (Years 5-8) by Lisa Sugarman; Familius StaffRaising the perfect child . . . it's our dream as parents. But the reality is: the perfect child doesn't exist. Yet parents everywhere are putting the full-court press on their kids to be perfect, fixating on raising them to be smarter, faster, more successful, and more popular than their peers. And that's making today's parents and their children crazy. In Untying Parent Axniety, nationally syndicated humor columnist and author Lisa Sugarman reminds us that our kids aren't supposed to be perfect. (And neither are we.) They're going to screw up, make mistakes, and lose their way. And as soon as we embrace the idea that parenthood is not a straight line, we unlock everyone's full potential. Drawing on her life as the perfectly imperfect mother of two daughters and more than a decade of working in the school system, Sugarman deconstructs some of the biggest myths facing parents and offers advice and strategies to help soothe anxious moms and dads. Cycling through everything from friend drama and separation anxiety to playing nice and emotional development, Untying Parent Anxiety is a funny but honest journey through the most common stages of raising kids that reinforces that parenthood is a beautiful, imperfect work in progress.
Call Number: 649.124SUG
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by Sonya Watson; Kathryn WhiteheadThis book is brought to you by Trigger, as part of our innovative and philanthropic Pullingthetrigger range. Find out more at www.triggerpublishing.com From the heart and soul of Sonya Watson, comes the heart-breaking journey of how she learnt to love her child. Combined with the expert insight of the compassionate and talented psychologist; Dr Katherine Whitehead, this book is divided into two helpful parts. In Part I we follow Sonya¿s desperate struggle with postpartum/postnatal depression and anxiety, leading her to the darkest of places as she struggled to accept her own child. We witness her journey from the painful despair of a young woman who never understood how or why she was unable to feel a bond that comes so naturally to others. Meeting Katherine changed her world forever as she helped Sonya to understand her feelings. Part I also gives us Katherine¿s valuable insight into how and why Sonya struggled to bond with her child, and outlines exactly what needed to be done to enable her to recover and enjoy life as a mother. Part II is Pullingthetrigger, the definitive survival and recovery approach for overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety. It is a unique, user-friendly self-help approach to support and guide mild, moderate and severe sufferers to a place called recovery and beyond.
Call Number: 618.76WAT
Healing the Adult Child
Recovery A guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics by Herbert L. Gravitz; Julie D. BowdenRich with insight and awareness, Recovery explores the secrets, fears, hopes and issues that confront adult children of alcoholics. Authors and widely respected therapists and ACOA workshop leaders Herbert Gravitz and Julie Bowden detail in a clear question-and-answer format the challenges of control and inadequacy that ACOAs face as they struggle for recovery and understanding, stage-by-stage: Survival * Emergent Awareness * Core Issues * Transformations * Integration * Genesis. If you feel troubled by your post, Recovery will start you on the path of self-awareness, as it explores the searching questions adult children of alcoholics seek to hove answered: * How con I overcome my need for control? * Do all ACOAs ploy the some kind of roles in the family? * How do I overcome my fear of intimacy? * What is all-or-none functioning? * How can ACOAs maintain self-confidence and awareness after recovery? * How do ACOAs handle the family after understanding its influence? * And many other important questions about your post, family and feelings. Written with warmth, joy and real understanding, Recovery will inspire you to meet the challenges of the post and overcome the obstacles to your happiness.
Call Number: 362.292860973GRA
Self Talk by Aston SandersonTrain your brain's thought patterns to work FOR you instead of AGAINST you Do you have racing thoughts? Do you feel like your own worst critic, with a lot of negative thinking? You may not be aware of the negative thought patterns that run through your brain in your daily life, and how they could be holding you back from achieving your dreams. Changing how you talk to yourself in your thoughts - with self love, positive thinking and constructive feedback - is the most effective way to change your approach to your exercise routine, diet, relationships, work and life. Read this book to learn how to harness your negative thinking, train your brain for constructive thinking, and make your negative thoughts and positive thoughts work toward your goals. After reading this book you will know how to: Apply better mental strategies and tricks to daily life Use simple exercises to expand your thinking Approach your relationships with better understanding Stop racing thoughts Worry less Gain distance and necessary perspective from your thoughts Declutter your mind of unproductive thoughts Finally achieve the things you couldn't motivate yourself to do before Buy "Self Talk" today and learn how to make your brain into your biggest ally.
Call Number: 158.1SAN
Parent Yourself Again by Yong Kang ChanDidn't get the love you desire from your parents? Still craving for their approval? From young, we try to impress our parents and make them happy. We behave ourselves and stay out of trouble. We study and work hard to make our parents proud. We did everything we can to please our parents but yet it's never enough. They still treat us the same. Why is it so difficult to get our parents to love us? Children long for their parents love. They want to be loved and accepted for who they are. But wait a minute... we are adults now. We are no longer children. Why are we still craving for our parents' approval? No matter how old you are, whenever you are with parents, you automatically become a kid again and your parents will play their roles. Your relationship with your parents often stays the same. Since you can't change your parents, the only way to improve your relationship with your parents is to change yourself. Be Your Own Parent If you are constantly longing for love from someone else such as your parents, partner, or friends, you might want to revisit your childhood. As children, we didn't receive the love we desire from our parents. So we are still seeking someone to fulfill this void in us. The truth is we have the capacity to love ourselves. We don't have to wait for someone else to give us the affirmations and validations we need. Changing your parents or hoping they will treat you differently will only leave you disappointed, frustrated, and hurt. Download - Parent Yourself Again: Love Yourself the Way You Have Always Wanted to Be Loved The purpose of this book is to help you learn how to love yourself and be your own parent. What your parents failed to do for you in the past, you can do it for yourself now. In this book, you'll learn: The dynamics of a parent-child relationship How your childhood might have affected your adult life Why is it difficult to change your parents How to grow your inner parent How to heal your inner child and take care of its needs The different protective mechanisms you have adopted subconsciously that prevent you from loving yourself Parent Yourself Again is a simple book for self-reflection and self-exploration. If you want a better relationship with yourself and your parents, read this book. Scroll to the top of the page and get a copy of Parent Yourself Again now!
Call Number: 158.1CHA
Healing the Child Within by Charles WhitfieldHave you ever heard of your inner child? Well, this is the classic book that started it all. In 1987, Charlie Whitfield's breakthrough concept of the child within--that part of us which is truly alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled--launched the inner child movement. Healing the Child Within describes how the inner child is lost to trauma and loss, and how by recovering it, we can heal the fear, confusion and unhappiness of adult life. Eighteen years and more than a million copies sold later, Healing the Child Within is a perennial selling classic in the field of psychology. And it is even more timely today than it was in 1987. Recent brain research, particularly on the effects of trauma on the brain of developing children, has supported Whitfield's intuitive understanding as a psychiatrist. About HCI Recovery Classics HCI's recovery backlist contains some of the most important and best-selling works in the recovery field. These books are still sought after today, selling more than 100,000 copies per year. Our new line of branded books features expanded editions of our top recovery titles, new introductions, updates on pertinent recent developments in the field, and contemporary new covers and packaging.
Call Number: 616.89WHI
Daddy Blues by Mark WilliamsMark Williams led a content life; from a working-class background, he worked his way up into a promising career and then met the love of his life. When his wife Michelle fell pregnant, it seemed as though everything had fallen into place for them.Except Michelle's labour didn't go well. She was forced to undergo a C-section, an experience which deeply traumatised both of them. And when it was time to take their child home, Michelle seemed different. Gone was the woman that he had fallen in love with, replaced with someone who couldn't pull herself out of a deep, dark depression.But it wasn't just Michelle who felt the baby blues. Mark too felt as though he had lost something, succumbing to feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. He had never heard of fathers going through postnatal depression, but with a baby that wouldn't stop crying and a wife he could no longer connect with, he felt like he was losing himself more and more each day. So he found solace in old habits, and found his escape at the bottom of a bottle.A touching story from a rarely explored perspective, Daddy Blues tells the tale of a man learning to deal with a problem he never knew he could have.Trigger are proud to announce Theinspirationalseries partner to their innovative Pullingthetrigger ¿range. Theinspirationalseries promotes the idea that mental illness should be talked about freely and without fear. Find out more at www.triggerpublishing.com
Call Number: 618.760092WIL
This Isn't What I Expected by Karen R. Kleiman; Valerie Davis Raskin M DWritten by two postpartum experts, a definitive guide offering compassionate support and solid advice on dealing with every aspect of Postpartum Depression (PPD). If you or someone you love is among the one in seven women stricken by PPD, you know how hard it is to get real help. This proven self-help program, which can be used alone or with a support group or therapist, will help you monitor each phase of illness, recognize when you need professional help, cope with daily life, and recover with new strength and confidence. Learn how to: Identify the symptoms of PPD and distinguish it from "baby blues" Deal with panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive urges, and stress overload Break the cycle of shame and negative thoughts Mobilize support from your husband or partner, family, and friends Seek and evaluate treatment options Cope with the disappointment and loss of self-esteem
Call Number: 618.76KLE
Looking after yourself
The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums by Beccy Hands; Alexis Stickland'This should be handed out with the child health red book. It is packed full of brilliant and practical advice for any new mum.' Clemmie Hooper Read this book for an instant pick-me-up. Whether this is your first or fifth baby, The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums is your handy survival guide to managing the emotional and physical rollercoaster of becoming a new mum. Bringing together decades of experience from a midwife and a doula, you'll find invaluable tips and tricks to boost confidence and calm frazzled nerves - plus answers to all those questions you may be too embarrassed to ask. From creating cooling breast pads with chamomile tea and quick stretches to relieve aching muscles, through to easy recipes to nourish your postnatal body and 5-minute fixes to restore your sense of humour, this is the book you can turn to when the overwhelm sets in. Beautifully illustrated in full-colour, it covers everything you need to know about the postnatal period to feel supported, empowered and understood.
Call Number: 613.04244 HAN
The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers by Meg MeekerArguing that many moms have gone overboard in their quest for perfection, the author presents ten 'new habits' that will help moms maintain their passion, purpose, and sanity. In separate chapters, Meeker addresses understanding your value as a mother, maintaining key friendships, and much more.