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Hachette Australia

Being 14

Madonna King
Authors:
Madonna King

Is your daughter 14? Are you struggling to know what's going on inside her head? Are you worried?This is the book that can help you understand how she's feeling, what she's thinking and what you need to do to help her navigate her tricky teens to become a fabulous woman. BEING 14 gives a voice to every teen girl in Australia. Madonna King has interviewed 200 14-year-old girls across the country, talked to successful school principals, psychologists, CEOs, police, guidance and neuroscientists to reveal the social, psychological and physical challenges every 14-year-old girl is facing today. -How much independence do they need? -What is the power of a friendship group? -How do you help build self-confidence? -Why the obsession with selfies, social media and FOMO? -How are parents unknowingly making life so much harder for them?Overwhelmingly, these young girls - on the brink of womanhood - struggle to tell their parents how they feel. That's why BEING 14 gives you the answers you are looking for. It's your daughter, talking to you. And her hope, beyond anything, is that you will listen.'valuable for any parents of teens or pre-teens' SUNDAY TIMES

Hachette Australia

Ten Leadership Lessons You Must Teach Your Teenager

Tim Hawkes
Authors:
Tim Hawkes

Over many years, renowned educator Dr Hawkes has taught thousands of students on the subject of leadership. He has learnt what's effective - and what's not - when talking to young people about leadership. Now Dr Hawkes brings that wisdom to the parents of teenage boys and girls, and to teenagers themselves. This book includes chapters on:- Making the right choices- Following the right examples- Finding a calling- Working with a team- Formulating strategies- Learning discipline.Dr Hawkes uses examples from ancient and modern history to illustrate his points about leadership and offers readers practical steps so that they can learn these leadership lessons.This book gives parents the information they need to instil leadership in their children, so they can learn how to take responsibility for themselves - whether to lead others or become the leader of their own lives. It is an essential book for any parent wanting to help their child navigate the many challenges that confront teenagers in the twenty-first century.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

So You're Going to Be a Dad, revised edition

Peter Downey
Authors:
Peter Downey

For new dads, So You're Going to Be a Dad is the bottom line on pregnancy, childbirth, newborns, and young children. Inspiring and down-to-earth, the guide prepares readers for the changes, challenges, and joys of parenthood, from what to say (and what not to say) when she shares the big news to navigating the delivery room and first days as a family. Now fully updated, the guide offers the latest information and thinking on:Today's delivery methods and medical proceduresSocial media and the online parenting worldBaby gear you really needand much more.

Running Press Adult

The Book of New Family Traditions (Revised and Updated)

Meg Cox
Authors:
Meg Cox
Seal Press

Choosing You

Alexandra Soiseth
Authors:
Alexandra Soiseth

All her adult life, Alexandra Soiseth has wanted a husband, children, dogs and cats,a busy, loving, home. But at thirty-nine, with no husband on the horizon, she decides to take matters into her own hands. She googles for sperm. Choosing You is Alexandra's memoir. With humour and heart, she shares the often gut-wrenching reality she faces in having a baby on her own,a mother and father who disapprove, friends who think she's crazy, a society that thinks she's selfish. But it is her struggle with weight and self image, possible infertility, and the terror of bringing a child into this world without a father that almost stops her from getting what she wants most,a family. Alexandra's story shows us all that with a little guts, a lot of love, and the internet, almost anything is possible.

Da Capo Press

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Helen Garabedian
Authors:
Helen Garabedian

If you've been looking for a fun and loving way to help your children learn and improve their development, look no further than Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers . New studies show that young kids learn best through play and need at least 30 minutes of structured physical activity each day. There's no better way to engage your child than through the simple practice of yoga. Yoga can help your 18-month to five-year-old child have: Fewer tantrums Better and longer sleep Increased motor coordination Improved listening and ability to follow directions Better self-expression Higher self-esteem Easier relaxation A healthy and physically fit lifestyle Named the Baby Yoga Expert" by Newsweek , Helen Garabedian, a certified yoga instructor, created her program with 8-minute sequences easy to fit into a young child's day. Fully illustrated with beautiful photos, Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers features more than 50 simple poses and games kids love, offering creative ways to get active. Yoga can even help your child throughout the day-from taming tantrums to teaching cooperation-On the Go advice and Super Duper Poses show you how. Enjoy the fun of yoga with your child today!

Da Capo Press

Food Chaining

Cheri Fraker, Laura Walbert, Mark Fishbein, Sibyl Cox
Authors:
Cheri Fraker, Laura Walbert, Mark Fishbein, Sibyl Cox

Initially developed by co-author Cheri Fraker in the course of treating an eleven-year-old who ate nothing but peanut butter, bread, and milk, Food Chaining is a breakthrough approach for dealing with picky eating and feeding problems at any age. Food Chaining emphasizes the relationship between foods in regard to taste, temperature, and texture. In Food Chaining , the internationally known feeding team behind this unique method shows how to help your child enjoy new and nutritious foods, no matter what the nature of his picky eating. The guide also includes information on common food allergies, improving eating skills, advice specific to special needs kids, and a pre-chaining program to help prevent food aversions before they develop. Food Chaining will help you raise a lifelong healthy eater.

Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz is the lead digital education correspondent for NPR. Previously she worked as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She's contributed to the New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, Slate, and O, the Oprah Magazine, and has won multiple awards for her reporting on education, technology, and innovation. She is the author of three books on education and technology, Generation Debt, DIY U, and The Test. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Bruce Fisher

Bruce Fisher, Ed.D. (1931-1998) developed the 'rebuilding' model of divorce recovery nearly 25 years ago. Founder and director of the Family Relations Learning Center (Boulder, Colorado), he personally trained thousands of individuals and therapists in this approach, enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands worldwide. Popular divorce therapist, author, teacher, clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker. She writes the Personal Effects column for Inc.com, which covers how start-up life impacts marriage, family, and personal well-being. She also contributes regularly to Christianity Today and its award-winning blog, Her.meneutics. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Unreasonable Institute blog, BlogHer, Angry Asian Man, and The Environment and Poverty Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and adorable hapa son.

Kara Lawler

Kara Lawler is a high school English teacher who regularly writes on her own blog, MotheringtheDivide.com. Together with her family, she does small-scale farming on the family homestead in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Madonna King

Madonna King is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels of News Limited and the ABC (where Madonna presented the MORNINGS program in Brisbane for six years). Madonna writes for Fairfax's GOOD WEEKEND, writes a highly successful weekly column for the BRISBANE TIMES and has a regular radio spot on Brisbane's 4BC. She has written seven books, including BEING 14, HOCKEY, IAN FRAZER and BALI 9, all defined by her skilful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth. Madonna is also a parent of two girls.

Martin M. Antony

Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, and past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Antony is coauthor of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, and more than twenty-five other books.

Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.

Melisa Robichaud

Melisa Robichaud, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and cofounder of the Vancouver CBT Centre. She holds adjunct clinical faculty and clinical associate positions in psychology and psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Robichaud specializes in the treatment of anxiety with an emphasis on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and is on the scientific advisory board of AnxietyBC. For over a decade, she has provided workshops and training to both mental health professionals and the public on the treatment of GAD, and has published numerous book chapters and scientific articles on the subject.

Regan Long

Regan Long is a serial entrepreneur, retired teacher at 31, paid family leave advocate and health coach. She is the founder of her own blog, The Real Deal of Parenting, as well as her website at reganlong.com. She has a passion for helping others and is a philanthropist at heart.

Robert Alberti

Robert E. Alberti, PhD, is a psychologist, marriage & family therapist, Fellow (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association, clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, publisher, and author/co-author of several books. His work has received international recognition as the "gold standard" for psychological self-help.

Stan Tatkin

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of the psychobiological approach to couples therapy. He is assistant clinical professor in the family medicine department at the University of California, Los Angeles and is on the adjunct faculty of the masters psychology program at Antioch University in Santa Barbara, the masters psychology program at the California Lutheran University of Thousand Oaks, and the doctoral pre- and perinatal psychology program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. He teaches and supervises psychology students at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills and is the creator of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, or PACT. He is coauthor of Love and War in Intimate Relationships.

Tamar E. Chansky

Tamar Chansky, PhD, is a psychologist and author of several popular books, including Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, and Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Chansky is passionate about helping kids, parents, and other adults pursue the lives that they want to lead, free from the obstacles of anxiety, pessimism, and OCD. Visit her website at www.tamarchansky.com.

Tim Hawkes

Dr Tim Hawkes is the author of several books, including the bestselling TEN CONVERSATIONS YOU MUST HAVE WITH YOUR SON. He has taught in England and Australia for over 35 years and been a headmaster for much of that time. A highly regarded educational resource, author and social commentator, Tim Hawkes is in demand as a conference speaker around the world. He is married, has three adult children and lives in Sydney. For more information visit timhawkes.com