New Arrivals · Parenting

April 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Love, Nina : a nanny writes home

April 15, 2014
Stibbe, Nina, author.
ix, 320 pages ; 22 cm
In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs.

Ramshackle glam : the new mom's haphazard guide to (almost) having it all

April 14, 2014
Reid, Jordan, author.
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Ramshackle Glam creator Jordan Reid was a little nervous about becoming a mother. "In my experience," she writes, "you know what happens when you hold babies? They cry. And it immediately becomes clear to all present that you have terrible parental instincts and should never be allowed to come into contact with children--ever." But in October 2011 Reid became a mother herself, and over the first year of her son's life the writer and media personality not only figured out a thing or two about parenting, but also learned how to navigate an entirely new lifestyle while still maintaining a sense of self. Part memoir, part commiseration, and part how-to guide on fashion, beauty, home décor and entertaining for the new mom, Ramshackle Glam offers something fresh for the "mommy" bookshelf: concrete advice on how to care for yourself in the post-partum days, weeks, and months.

Reasons my kid is crying

April 11, 2014
Pembroke, Greg.
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2014]
201 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
"A glimpse into the tribulations of parenting that is part documentary, part therapy, and completely hilarious. It all started when busy father Greg Pembroke posted a few pictures online of his three-year-old son, mid-tantrum, alongside the reason his son was crying: He had broken his bit of cheese in half. In Reasons My Kid is Crying, Greg collects together photos sent from parents around the world, documenting the many, completely logical reasons why small children cry. Among them: "I let him play on the grass". "He ran out of toys to throw into his pool". "The neighbor's dog isn't outside". The result is both an affectionate portrait of the universal, baffling logic of toddlers--and a reminder for burned-out parents everywhere that they are not alone. "-- Provided by publisher.

Feeding your baby day by day : from first tastes to family meals

April 7, 2014
Wilcock, Fiona, author.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2014.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Raising children that other people like to be around : Five common sense musts from a father's point of view

April 1, 2014
Greenberg, Richard E., author.
[London] : New Generation, ©2013.
172 pages ; 21 cm
"The parenting process is designed to succeed, yet millions of parents wonder if they're doing things "right." After raising four kids over thirty years, Richard Greenberg shows how tapping into the common sense you already have is the first key to parenting. Then it's a matter of putting that knowledge to work."--Cover, p.4.

Overcoming autism : finding the answers, strategies, and hope that can transform a child's life

March 27, 2014
Koegel, Lynn Kern.
New York : Penguin Books, [2014].
xxix, 398 pages ; 22 cm.

The myth of the spoiled child : challenging the conventional wisdom about children and parenting

March 21, 2014
Kohn, Alfie.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, [2014]
vii, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Permissive parents, coddled kids, and other reliable bogeymen -- Parenting in perspective -- Overstating overparenting -- Getting hit on the head lessons: motivation, failure, and the outrage over participation trophies -- The underlying values: conditionality, scarcity, and deprivation -- The attack on self-esteem -- Why self-discipline is overrated: a closer look at grit, marshmallows, and control from within -- Raising rebels.

Parentology : everything you wanted to know about the science of raising children but were too exhausted to ask

March 13, 2014
Conley, Dalton, 1969-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
ix, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Calm mama, happy baby : the simple, intuitive way to tame tears, improve sleep, and help your family thrive

February 5, 2014
O'Neill, Derek, 1964-
Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, c2013.
xviii, 221 pages ; 23 cm
Little bright lights -- The invisible umbilical -- Connecting to calm -- In search of mother instinct -- Negative mama mantra no. 1: I'm doing it wrong -- Negative mama mantra no. 2: You're doing it wrong -- Negative mama mantra no. 3: Things went wrong in the past or will go wrong in the future -- Stay calm and carry on questions and answers -- Appendix A: Calm and happy feeding and sleep -- Appendix B: color and music -- Appendix C: Caring papa happy mama.
Offers mothers of infants and young children practical tools for reducing stress and intuitively understanding their child's needs, drawing on research to show how a parent's stress directly affects a child's health, behavior, and mood.

How to be the parent you always wanted to be

January 7, 2014
Faber, Adele.
New York, NY : Scribner, [2013]
100 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm + 1 sound disc.
Includes index.
"Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish's down-to-earth, respectful approach to parenting has improved the lives of countless families throughout the world. Now, the authors' wisdom and advice is collected in this concise new edition of How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be--an essential workbook and audio guide to their widely embraced and empowering methods of parenting--uniquely designed for busy parents on the go. Faber and Mazlish address the struggles parents face every day. By listening to this recording and doing workbook exercises, you'll learn how to: - Deal with your children's strong emotions - Set firm limits and still maintain goodwill - Express your angry feelings without being hurtful - Engage your children's cooperation - Resolve family conflicts peacefully Loaded with practical wisdom and proven communication techniques, this new multimedia edition demonstrates simple skills that make relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding"-- Provided by publisher.

Baby knows best : raising a confident and resourceful child, the RIE Way

January 6, 2014
Solomon, Deborah Carlisle.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
275 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach. Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. BABY KNOWS BEST is based on Gerber's belief in babies' natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe. BABY KNOWS BEST is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies' cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children"-- Provided by publisher.

Baby 411 : clear answers & smart advice for your baby's first year

January 6, 2014
Brown, Ari, 1966- Author.
xviii, 588 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Section one. 3-2-1 Baby! Preparing for the new one -- Section two. Care & feeding -- Section three. Sleep, development & discipline -- Section four. Sickness & how to avoid it! -- Section five. First aid : top 12 problems & solutions -- Section six. The reference library.
Offers advice on caring for a child during his or her first year, covering vaccines, choosing a pediatrician, first aid, nutrition, development, and other related topics.

The Focus on the family guide to talking with your kids about sex : honest answers for every age

January 3, 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2013]
304 pages ; 23 cm
"Portions of this book originally appeared in Questions Kids Ask About Sex, published by Fleming H. Revell."
"This candid resource is full of the latest information, practical insights, and age-appropriate answers to the questions kids ask about sex"-- Provided by publisher.

The new contented little baby book : the secret to calm and confident parenting

December 11, 2013
Ford, Gina.
New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c2013.
xi, 337 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rev. ed. of: Contented little baby book of weaning / Gina Ford. 1999.
Introduction -- Preparation for the birth -- Why follow a routine? -- Milk feeding in the first year --Understanding your baby's sleep -- Establishing the contented little baby routines -- Weeks one to two -- Weeks two to four -- Weeks four to six -- Weeks six to eight -- Weeks eight to twelve -- Months three to four -- Months four to six -- Months six to nine --Months nine to twelve -- Introducing solid food -- Problem solving in the first year.
Baby expert Gina Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide... She draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the sresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you'll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition, Ford shares her experties on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery.


November 12, 2013
Gabrielson, Curt.
Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media, 2013.
xvi, 250 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Sound -- The value of tinkering in the learning process -- Magnetism -- A good tinkering session -- Mechanics -- Tinkering logistics -- Electric circuits -- The learning community & differentiated learning -- Chemistry -- Dealing with questions and dishing out answers -- Biology -- Standards and assessment in the tinkering environment -- Engineering motors.

Parenting your powerful child : bringing an end to the everyday battles

November 6, 2013
Leman, Kevin.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2013]
267 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Is your kid powering up? -- The anatomy of a powerful child -- Power comes in different packages -- The loud, aggressive, temperamental, curveball manipulator -- The quiet, shy, sensitive, walk-on-eggshells manipulator -- The stubborn, procrastinating manipulator -- What do genes have to do with it? -- What does environment have to do with it? -- Raising Attila the Hun -- Why kids misbehave -- The attention-getting kid -- Power-driven or determined? -- You're the adult, they're the children -- What kind of kid do you want? -- Grace-based parenting -- Rewiring your home -- Redirecting the power surge -- Conclusion: You can do it! -- Top 10 power points.
Powerful kids don't just happen. They're created. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn't have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safe place of their home.

Parent-babble : how parents can recover from fifty years of bad expert advice

October 21, 2013
Rosemond, John K., 1947-
Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., c2012.
xix, 220 p. ; 24 cm.
The cost of new ideas -- Authority babble -- Self-esteem babble -- Punishment babble -- Toilet babble -- Attachment babble -- Adoption babble -- Spanking babble -- The beat goes on.
Explains how parenting theories put forth since the 1970s have been wrong on such matters as self-esteem, adoption, praise, punishment, and toilet training, and advocates for a return to the parenting strategies of the 1950s and 1960s.

Raising respectful children in a disrespectful world

October 18, 2013
Rigby, Jill M., author.
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2013.
xxii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Group study guide included"--Cover.
Examines three different styles of parenting, parent-centered, child-centered, and character-centered. Parent-centered parents are more concerned with their own agenda than their child's best interest. Child-centered parents are more concerned with their child's approval than their child's well-being. Character-centered parents are more concerned with their child's character than their child's comfort. Drawing a distinction between performance and purpose, this book maintains that rather than focusing on what you want your child to do, you ask what you want your child to become. Finally, Rigby calls for parents to discipline (teach) their children rather than punish them.--Amazon.

Talk with your kids : 109 conversations about ethics and things that really matter

October 15, 2013
Parker, Michael, 1968-
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, [2012]
253 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm

Raising a sensory smart child : the definitive handbook for helping your child with sensory processing issues

September 23, 2013
Biel, Lindsey.
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2009.
xxiii, 439 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
"Foreword by Temple Grandin"--Cover.
Pt. 1. Recognizing and understanding your child's sensory issues. Why is my child so unusual? -- The seven senses -- Tuning in to your child -- Where did the wires cross? -- Pt. 2. Addressing your child's sensory needs. Finding and working with an occupational therapist -- The sensory diet of daily activities -- Practical solutions for everyday sensory problems : Self-care challenges: grooming, dressing, and toileting ; Special times, at home and away ; Home environment ; Miscellaneous challenges ; Practical tips for teens and adults -- Pt. 3. Fostering your child's development. Dealing with developmental delays -- Sensory issues and the child with an autism spectrum disorder -- Improving speech skills and picky eating -- Helping your child learn and get organized -- Nutrition, sleep, and stress -- Complementary therapies and approaches -- Pt. 4. Parenting with sensory smarts. Handling discipline, transitions, and behavioral issues -- Advocating for your child at school -- The special challenges for teenagers -- Empowering your child in the world -- Pt. 5. Recommended products and resources. Sources for useful toys, equipment, and products -- Photos of toys, equipment, and products -- Lindsey and Nancy's fifty favorite toys -- Organizations and web sites.
For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever.

Masterminds & wingmen : helping our boys cope with schoolyard power, locker-room tests, girlfriends, and the new rules of Boy World

September 11, 2013
Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-
New York : Harmony Books, c2013.
377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
It's time to enter Boy World -- Why doesn't Batman ever smile? -- Popularity and groups -- Six-packing -- Breaking through the wall -- Lying and reconnaissance -- Rage against the machine -- Your parenting profile -- Social networking -- Video killed the radio star -- Friendly fire -- Frontal assault -- Redemption and reconciliation -- No man's land -- Field of play -- Outward bound -- Girl world -- Girl troubles.
Here is a landmark book that reveals how boys think, showing parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter evasive assurances like "It's nothing"? Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he'll do anything to avoid your "help?" Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World: a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule. Boy World is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy's relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he'll become. If you want what's best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively.--From publisher description.

Ready for kindergarten! : from recognizing colors to making friends, your essential guide to kindergarten prep

September 9, 2013
Stewart, Deborah J.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation, c2013.
223 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.

Queen bees & wannabes : helping your daughter survive cliques, gossip, boyfriends, and the new realities of girl world

August 27, 2013
Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-
New York : Three Rivers Press, c2009.
433 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Published in 2002 under title: Queen bees & wannabees.
"Revised and updated edition of the New York Times bestseller"--Cover.
Technology, the media, and Girl World -- Is it really happening so much younger? -- Cliques and popularity -- Passport to Girl World : communication and reconnaissance -- The beauty pageant : who wants to be Miss Congeniality -- Mean girls : teasing, gossiping, and reputations -- Power plays and politics : speaking truth in Girl World -- Boy world -- Girl World meets Boy World -- Pleasing boys, betraying yourself -- Sex, drugs, alcohol, and partying in Girl World -- Getting help.
When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees & Wannabes, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls' friendships and conflicts--from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced by their interactions with one another. Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her book for a new generation of girls, and explores: the different roles girls play in and outside of cliques; girls' power plays; how you can help your daughter better hold her own with the opposite sex; recognizing how your experiences impact the way you parent. With new insights about technology's impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter.--From publisher description.

Raise an emotionally healthy boy : save your son from the violent boy culture

August 12, 2013
Zeff, Ted.
San Ramon, Calif. : Prana Publishing, 2013.
148 p. ; 21 cm.
Why it's difficult for males to express empathy and emotions -- Mom raising an emotionally expressive and compassionate boy -- Dad raising a self-confident and emotionally healthy boy -- A school enviroment to foster emotional healthy boys -- Respectful and emotionally healthy male friendships -- Good sportsmanship -- Create high self-esteem for your boy -- The teenage boy.

Just one of the kids : raising a resilient family when one of your children has a physical disability

August 1, 2013
Kriegsman, Kay Harris.
Baltimore, MD : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
xiv, 226 pages ; 23 cm.
Introduction: raising children--resilient and ready for adulthood -- Getting the news -- Coming home -- Inclusive parenting: make it work for you -- Brothers and sisters: siblings sharing family life with physical disability in the mix -- Grandparents: seeing through a new lens -- Opening doors to inclusion -- Letting one dream go to let another grow.
If you have a child with a physical disability, how can you plan your family's life in a way that is inclusive for everyone? What can you do to create a family where every member pulls his or her own weight (in appropriate measure), meets challenges, and has moments in the spotlight along the way? This title deals with these questions.

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