Fostering, Adoption, Teenagers ... a memoir“Marry if you must,” warned Jonquil’s mother. “But for God’s sake don’t have kids. You’ll rue the day they become teenagers.”When the Grahams were ‘given’ a child on their honeymoon, they decided to foster, and then, in rapid succession, to adopt nine children of their own, including two sets of twins from.. More
After the huge success of Growing Great Boys, comes this companion title focusing on girls. There are many issues today to challenge girls and their parents. This book gives support and advice to parents in the same way that Growing Great Boys has done. It follows the structure of the boys' book quite closely. It includes some general chapte.. More
Thinking up ideas for school lunches every day is tough – but you will never run out of inspiration with the Munch Lunchbox.The authors, Anna Bordignon and Michelle Kitney, are the team behind Munch Cupboard and their fantastic website munchnz.co.nz has been inspiring Kiwi parents for over five years with recipes ideas and great lunchbox products. .. More
This book presents a modern approach to parenting. Diane Levy believes children must be taught to experience and handle their emotions and they must learn self-discipline. There are two main tenets to the new approach to parenting developed in the book: Emotional Support and Limit Setting. It takes about twenty years to raise a child. Within tha.. More
Refreshingly honest, openly frank and candidly blunt, this book has been written by a mother for other mothers. It oozes with warm fuzzies, it reeks of mumsy terms, it exudes realism in every paragraph and it is refreshing in its guiltless honesty. Modern first-time mothers are often alone - devoid of once traditional motherhood knowledge and pr.. More
Who is the dyslexic in your life? A son or a daughter? A grandchild or a pupil? Maybe you are the dyslexic yourself?
In this book, Sarah Platt takes you on the journey of her own story with dyslexia, weaving you in and out of the decades of her life. You will meet both heroes and villains. You will laugh at the funny moments and be indignant at th.. More
Many parents feel anxious about coping with teenagers - it's not surprising given all the horror stories you hear. Other parents warn us of previously docile and compliant children who appear to have undergone personality changes and become more like mini psychopaths - turning sullen, rebellious and moody overnight. You hear reports of drugs.. More
In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley – two specialists in children’s language development – explain the subtle and extraordinary process in which children learn to talk and the very important role that parents and grandparents can play.Combining a comprehensive understanding of speech development with fascina.. More
Do you really favour one child?
The answer to that question can be Yes and NO
Yes, because just like personality clashes, you can have natural accords.
No, because a natural accord is not favouritism.
Many parents and teachers worry that they favour one of their children and most feel guilty about it. But hav.. More
Have you had times when you blamed your troubles on your upbringing? Do people tell you you are just like your parents?
If you understand the motivations of your parents, teachers or caregivers, it may be easier to accept the way they went about raising or teaching you. It may help dissolve that lingering resentment or those recurring irrita.. More
A mother's guide to using Baby Massage, Relaxation & Pelvic Floor Strengthening.Baby massage is a great way to relieve some of the symptoms as well as help you calm down and bond with your baby. I hope some of the techniques I talk about in this book help you to bond and/or relieve your baby from any discomfort they might be experiencing. Being.. More
The essential Kiwi guide to nurturing your baby in the first three months. The first three months of a newborn baby’s life offer new parents a unique opportunity to lay a solid and loving foundation that will last a lifetime. You Simply Can’t Spoil a Newborn reveals Dorothy Waide’s nurturing approach in calming the most unsettled baby and teaching.. More
After enduring the loss of two babies in utero, Annie Anderson felt heartbroken, directionless and alone in her grief. She wondered if she would ever experience joy again. Th e sense of loss experienced by Annie and her husband Rob was only compounded by the gaps within the healthcare system and the taboo nature (and misunderstandings) of grie.. More