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  • Mindset - Updated Edition

    Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

    World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Very Private School

    THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Shocking and moving' Guardian'A tour-de-force' Washington PostAt eight years of age, Charles Spencer was sent away to one of England’s most exclusive boarding schools.In this courageous and beautifully written memoir, Spencer offers a clear-eyed, first-hand account of the strange secrets of the school, and the culture of cruelty and abuse he w... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Joosr Guide to... No-Drama Discipline by Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

    by Joosr ...
    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com.Discipline is about teaching our children the kind of ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind

    12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind

    Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your eleven-year-old sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No — it’s just their developing brain calling the shots.In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Good Inside: A Practical Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

    ‘The voice of reason for a generation of… mums and dads’ – The GuardianWildly popular parenting expert Dr Becky Kennedy shares her groundbreaking approach to raising kids in a way that feels good.Over the past several years, Dr Becky Kennedy—known to her followers as ‘Dr Becky’—has been sparking a parenting revolution. Millions of parents, tired of following advice that either doesn’t work or ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Childhood and Society

    The new edition of this established core textbook continues to give an insightful, authoritative and accessible overview of competing theoretical positions on the sociological study of childhood. The book explores the ways these theories inform key themes, including education, work, identity and agency.The study of childhood has taken on an increasingly global focus in recent years, honing in on ... Read more

    $56.99 AUD

  • The Power of Showing Up

    how parental presence shapes who our kids become and how their brains get wired

    Series series Mindful Parenting
    What’s the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference in the long run? The research is clear: show up! Now the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline explain what this means over the course of childhood.One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out — in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Anxious Generation

    How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘Jonathan Haidt is a modern-day prophet, disguised as a psychologist . . . He points the way forward to a brighter, stronger future for us all’ Susan Cain'Compelling, readable, remarkably persuasive' Telegraph**'Urgent and essential . . . it ought to become a foundational text for the growing movement' GuardianAfter more than a decade of stability or improvement, the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work

    Developing Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

    Life story work is an approach designed to enable traumatized children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future by strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing.This new edited volume documents innovative ways in which life story work has been developed ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD

  • Shelter From The Storm

    Caring For A Child With A Life-threatening Condition

    Critically ill and unlikely to survive. A recent Harvard University study on pediatric end-of-life care has shown that the medical community is failing such children and their families. Indeed, in their effort to be ever-hopeful and cure-oriented in the face of a child's terminal illness, they neglect to advise parents on the basics of emotional support for all family members, pediatric pain ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Far From The Tree

    Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    **WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2014**A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does?Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 9 Ways to a Resilient Child

    Resident parenting expert on Channel 9's Parental Guidance Dr Justin Coulson, on raising kids who'll bounce back from adversity and challenging times.'How can I help my child be more resilient?' is a question Dr Justin Coulson often hears from worried mums and dads.9 Ways to a Resilient Child gives parents practical strategies to help their children cope with the challenges that life throws at ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • No-Drama Discipline

    the bestselling parenting guide to nurturing your child's developing mind

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.‘A lot of fascinating insights … an eye-opener worth reading.’—ParentsHighlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehaviour, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate ro... ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Brain Rules for Baby

    how to raise a smart and happy child from zero to five

    by John Medina ...
    An updated and expanded edition of this groundbreaking book from the bestselling author of Brain RulesWhat’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching television do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums?In his international bestseller Brain Rules, Dr John Medina showed us how our brains really work — and why we ought to redesign our ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Terrible Secret: Scared for her safety, Tilly places herself into care. A shocking true story.

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Tilly hates her stepfather, Dave. He abuses her mother, but she refuses to leave him.Frightened for her own safety, Tilly asks to go into foster care and is placed with Cathy. Tilly arrives with a graze on her cheek and Cathy becomes increasingly concerned by Dave’s behaviour, especially when she learns he has been showering Tilly with gifts. While she’s busy looking after Tilly and trying to keep ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Toxic Parents

    Bestselling author and psychologist Dr Susan Forward offers effective alternatives for achieving inner peace and freeing yourself from frustrating patterns of relationships with your parents.Millions of lives are damaged by the legacy of parental abuse:· Parents who ignored their children's needs or overburdened them with guilt.· Parents who were alcoholic or addicted to drugs.· Parents who were ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Conscious Parent

    Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERConscious parenting is about becoming mindful of your behaviour and engaging with your child as an individual.Dr Tsabary inspires parents to get back in touch with their emotions and shed the layers of baggage they have inherited during their own life and are unconsciously heaping on their children. As they become 'conscious' in their parenting, so parents can ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Life Lost: Jackson Is Haunted by a Secret from His Past

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Jackson is aggressive, confrontational and often volatile. His mother, Kayla, is crippled with grief after tragically losing her husband and eldest son. Struggling to cope, she puts Jackson into foster care.Cathy, his carer, encourages Jackson to talk about what has happened to his family, but he just won’t engage. His actions continue to test and worry everyone.Then, in a dramatic turn of events, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Torn Apart

    The True Story of a Childhood Lost

    Cory Friedman was an ordinary fun-loving little boy. But one fateful March morning in 1989, the course of Cory's life changed dramatically. It started with an irresistible urge to shake his head; before long, overtaken by physical urges, tics and compulsions, his body became a volatile, explosive and unpredictable force.Cory had developed a rare combination of Tourette's syndrome, obsessive ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Simplicity Parenting

    Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

    Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that allkids need for their ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Neglected: Scared, hungry and alone, Jamey craves affection

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Little Jamey, 2½ years old, is placed with experienced foster carer, Cathy Glass, as an emergency.The police and social services have no choice but to remove two-year-old Jamey from home after his mother leaves him alone all night to go out partying.When he first arrives with foster carer Cathy Glass, he is scared, hungry and withdrawn, craving the affection he has been denied for so long. He is ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Autistic Brain

    understanding the autistic brain by one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world

    Want to read just one book about autism? Read this. Written by Temple Grandin, one of the world's most accomplished and well-known adults with autism, this thought-provoking, insightful and inspirational book - with illustrative diagrams and key points pulled out for emphasis - will assist not only fellow autistics and families with affected members, but also researchers and physicians seeking to ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Jo Frost's Confident Toddler Care

    The Ultimate Guide to The Toddler Years

    by Jo Frost ...
    The No. 1 bestseller and must-have guide to confident baby and toddler care from the UK's most trusted nanny.Jo Frost shares her wealth of knowledge and years of experience to help you raise your toddler with confidence and give him or her the best start in life.Packed with practical advice, reassurance and simple yet effective techniques to help you deal with all the challenges that raising a ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

    'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.' - from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD