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  • Raising Good Humans

    A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids

    “A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.”—Tara Brach, author of Radical AcceptanceA kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans, you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids.Whether you’re running late for school, trying to get your child to ... Read more

    $16.27 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

    $9.99 AUD

  • Experimenting with Babies

    50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid

    Babies can be a joy—and hard work. Now, they can also be a 50-in-1 science project kit!This fascinating and hands-on guide shows you how to re-create landmark scientific studies on cognitive, motor, language, and behavioral development—using your own bundle of joy as the research subject. Simple, engaging, and fun for both baby and parent, each project sheds light on how your baby is acquiring new ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • 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

    $21.33 AUD

  • 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

  • Balanced and Barefoot

    How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

    **"Angela Hanscom is a powerful voice for balance."—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the WoodsIn this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and ... Read more

    $18.25 AUD

  • A Joosr Guide to... Raising Girls by Steve Biddulph: How to Help Your Daughter Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Strong

    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.Girls have come under increasing pressure in the last ... Read more

    $4.07 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • No-Drama Discipline

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

    The pioneering experts behind the bestselling The Whole-Brain Child now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline.A breakfast bowl gets thrown across the kitchen, splattering milk and cereal all over the wall. Or one of your kids threatens a younger sibling. Or you get a call from the headteacher’s office for the third time this month. What do you do?No-Drama Discipline provides an ... Read more

    $25.51 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

    $17.04 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

    $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

    $14.99 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 $4.99 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

    $19.68 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

  • 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

    $8.99 AUD $3.99 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

    $35.41 AUD

  • The Autistic Brain

    'An extraordinary source of inspiration for autistic children, their parents - and all people' TimeIt's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum but there is far more hope for them today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research.In this fascinating and highly readable book, Temple Grandin offers her own experience as an autistic ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • When I Get Big

    “When I Get Big” is a story about Little Big Bear. He is a young bear who is eager to grow up. Little Big Bear finds himself in trouble while he has an adventure away from home. Little Big Bear encounters many creatures on his adventure. Among the animals is a butterfly, bees, a frog and a badger that teach him a valuable lesson. The story  helps teach children to accept who they are. “When I Get ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • 1-2-3 Magic

    3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting

    by Thomas Phelan ...
    "Everywhere you go, you keep overhearing other moms say to their misbehaving children, 'That's one. That's two. That's three.' And then you watch in disbelief as their kid actually stops!"—PopSugar MomsAre you the parent of a strong-willed child? Is bedtime a nightly battle? Are you looking to get your kids to behave without yelling? Whether you have a toddler, preschooler, or school-aged child, ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Not To Blame - Maggie Hartley ebook short

    The shocking true story of a teenager with a tragic hidden past

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    A new short story from the nation's favourite foster carer.Sixteen-year-old Rebecca has been in care all her life, bouncing from foster carers and children's homes without ever having a permanent home to call her own.Social Services are at a loss as to what to do with the troubled teenager. Prone to violent outbursts and sudden, uncontrollable tantrums, Rebecca has never spent more than a few ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Playful Parenting

    An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence

    Parents have heard that play is a child's work—but play is not for kids only. As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., demonstrates in this delightful new book, play can be the basis for an innovative and rewarding approach to parenting. From eliciting a giggle during baby's first game of peek-a-boo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • The Marshmallow Test

    Understanding Self-control and How To Master It

    'A brilliant book' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow‘A book that can show you how to change your behaviour' Evening StandardA child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she choose? And what does her decision say about the person she'll become?Walter Mischel’s now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD