New Arrivals · Parenting

December 13, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

What to expect the first year

December 12, 2014
Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg
New York : Workman Publishing, [2014]
xxv, 678 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Keeping the trademark month by month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier to read, faster to flip through, and new family friendlier than ever, packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals--crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements--are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non toxic furniture). An all new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents" boxes that focus on mom's and dad's needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

No bad kids : toddler discipline without shame ;

December 10, 2014
Lansbury, Janet, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : JLML Press, 2014.
162 pages ; 21 cm.

Screen-smart parenting : how to find balance and benefit in your child's use of social media, apps, and digital devices

November 17, 2014
Gold, Jodi.
New York, NY : The Guilford Press, 2015.
xii, 314 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Throw Away the Rule Book -- I. The Brave New World -- 1. Understanding Your Family's Digital Habitat: Cultivating Online Resilience and Digital Citizenship -- 2. Digital Milestones: The Facts Behind How Technology Affects Your Child's Development -- 3. The Digital Landscape: What You Need to Know about the Tech Terrain -- 4. From the iPotty to Facebook Fame: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Digital Debates -- II. Growing Up Digital -- 5. Downloading in Diapers: Managing Your Child's Digital World before Preschool -- Ages 0-2 -- 6. Digitods and Technotots: Everything You Need to Know about the Digital World You Learned in Kindergarten -- Ages 3-5 -- 7. Digital Magic Years: The Calm before the Digital Storm of Middle School -- Ages 6-8 -- 8. Welcome to the Frequent Flyer Club: Equipped with a Digital Boarding Pass and Ready to Take Off -- Ages 8-10 -- 9. Tweens and the Texting Revolution: Digital Media Use at Its Peak -- Ages 11-14 -- 10. Just Digital: Rewriting the Rules on Independence, Dating, Friends, and School -- Ages 15-18 -- III. One Size Does Not Fit All -- 11. The Digitally Challenging Child: Rewriting the Rules for Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, or Depression -- 12. Don't Take Away the Phone! The Nuts and Bolts of Your Family Digital Technology Agreement -- Resources.
"Even for today's most tech-savvy parents, managing kids' technology use is a huge challenge fraught with uncertainties. What kinds (and amounts) of screen time boost learning and development--and what kinds may be harmful? What is the right age for a game console or a smartphone? How can kids and teens be protected from cyberbullying and learn to be good digital citizens? What impact do parents' technology habits have? In her busy psychiatry practice--and while raising her own kids--Jodi Gold sees every day both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. In a positive, accessible style, she gives parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations for the whole family"-- Provided by publisher.

How not to calm a child on a plane : and other lessons in parenting from a highly questionable source

November 3, 2014
Stein, Johanna.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014.
x, 243 pages ; 22 cm
"First off, this is not a parenting handbook.I mean it when I say that I would never be considered a Baby Whisperer. When it comes to being a parent I prefer to think of myself as an exceedingly mediocre mother, but a creative and prolific maker of mistakes. You know that expression "it was a learning experience"? That phrase used to crawl up into my nether-regions and cause my spine to fuse, because it was my belief that people only ever used it when attempting to justify a bad choice, like the time they got the cat high, that the phrase they really should be using is not "it was a learning experience" but "I really effed up big time." But now I get it. Because, it turns out, parenthood is one, long, mother-frack'ing learning experience. Parenthood is such a drastic departure from anything you've ever done before (unless you work in an insane asylum, in which case you're familiar with what it feels like to live with young children). What this book represents is five years' worth of hard-won lessons. They are all borne of the experiences I've had, and the many, many (many) mistakes that I've had the lack-of-common-sense to have made. So no, this book won't teach you 101 Uses for a Placenta, but if you want to know what I learned after attempting to use mine as a gag gift (and very nearly dying on a grassy hillside in the process), then you're in the right place. I cannot help you in your quest to become a Supermom but I am a world-class crier who can explain in detail the value of having (and winning) a crying contest with your infant child. May my astounding mistakes--and subsequent lessons--serve as something of a guide. And with any luck, you, too, may learn to screw up in your own horribly hilarious way"-- Provided by publisher.

Buddhism for mothers : a calm approach to caring for yourself and your children

October 27, 2014
Napthali, Sarah, 1967-
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, [2010].
xiv, 224 p. ; 21 cm.
Firmly grounded in the day-to-day reality of being a mother, Buddhism for Mothers discusses Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges of bringing up children.

The 10 greatest gifts I give my children : parenting from the heart

October 24, 2014
Vannoy, Steven W.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xx, 228 p. ; 22 cm.
"A Touchstone book."

Recipes for play : creative activities for small hands and big imaginations

October 24, 2014
Sumner, Rachel, 1982- author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

How to raise a drug-free kid : the straight dope for parents

October 24, 2014
Califano, Joseph A., Jr., 1931- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xx, 411 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Revised and updated"--Cover.
"A Touchstone Book."
Parenting: the world's most important job -- Take a hands-on approach to parenting -- Your adolescent's brain and drugs -- Talk to your kids about smoking, drinking, and drugs -- Eat meals together: dinner makes a difference -- What drugs are likeliest to tempt my teen? -- How do I get my teen to understand the dangers of marijuana? - Mischief in your medicine cabinet? Over-the-counter and prescription drugs -- For your teen, availability is the mother of use -- At what times is my child at increased risk of drug use? -- In what circumstances is my child at increased risk of drug use? -- How can I make my home a safe haven? -- What you should know about the differences between boys and girls -- Substances and sex: what's the relationship between alcohol, drugs, and sexual activity -- How can I mitigate the media's influence? -- Facebook fears and texting troubles: how do I parent my tech-savvy teen? -- How can I protect my kids at school? -- How do I help my teen cope with the college years? -- What are the signs of use? What should I do if I see them? -- What if my child needs treatment? -- You can do it.

No-drama discipline : the whole-brain way to calm the chaos and nurture your child's developing mind

September 24, 2014
Siegel, Daniel J., 1957-
New York : Bantam, [2014]
xxviii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Rethinking discipline -- Your brain on discipline -- From tantrum to tranquility: connection is the key -- No-drama connection in action -- 1-2-3 discipline: redirecting for today, and for tomorrow -- Addressing behavior: as simple as redirect -- On magic wands, being human, reconnection, and change: four messages of hope.
"The authors of the Los Angeles Times bestselling The Whole-Brain Child team up again to offer parents of children aged 2-13 a practical roadmap to effective, productive, and more peaceful discipline, highlighting the fascinating and important connection between the way a parent reacts to misbehavior and a child's neurological development"-- Provided by publisher.

Help your baby to sleep : practical sleep solutions, from newborn to age three

September 23, 2014
Barratt, Judy.
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2014.
96 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
From "A practical, informative and invaluable parenting resource for the early years, Help Your Baby to Sleep equips parents with the tools to instill good sleep habits early on, helping to align the whole family's sleep and enhance family well-being."

Artificial maturity : helping kids meet the challenge of becoming authentic adults

September 18, 2014
Elmore, Tim.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2012].
vii, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1. What Is Artificial Maturity? -- 2. We Didn't See It Coming -- 3. Who Is Generation iY? -- 4.A Balancing Act -- 5. The Problem of Atrophy -- 6. The Problem with Talent -- 7. The Pull to Be a Karaoke Parent or Teacher -- 8. Turning Artificial Maturity into Authentic Maturity -- 9. The Future of Parenting and Education -- 10. What Will Kids Look Like in the Future? -- 11. Correcting and Connecting -- 12. Becoming a Soul Provider -- 13. The Big Picture -- 14. Passing the Baton.
"How to raise kids who can handle the real worldToday's Generation iY (teens brought up with the Internet) and Homelanders (children born after 9/11) are overexposed to information at an earlier age than ever and paradoxically are underexposed to meaningful relationships and real-life experiences. Artificial Maturity addresses the problem of what to do when parents and teachers mistake children's superficial knowledge for real maturity. The book is filled with practical steps that adults can take to furnish the experiences kids need to balance their abilities with authentic maturity. Shows how to identify the problem of artificial maturity in Generation iY and Homelanders Reveals what to do to help children balance autonomy, responsibility, and information Includes a down-to-earth model for coaching and guiding youth to true maturity Artificial Maturity gives parents, teachers, and others who work with youth a manual for understanding and practicing the leadership kids so desperately need to mature in a healthy fashion"-- Provided by publisher.

Sweet sleep : nighttime and naptime strategies for the breastfeeding family

September 15, 2014
Wiessinger, Diane.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]
xxiii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
At head of title: La Leche League International.
Sleeping better -- Mothers and babies together -- Sleep and bedsharing practicalities -- Sleep ages and stages -- Safe-sleep science -- Help.
"Sweet Sleep is the first and most complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It's mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research. It's 4 A.M. You've nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You're beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You've heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn't. Sweet Sleep is within reach. This invaluable resource will help you sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start guide--and sleep safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing and SIDS learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent direct your baby toward longer sleep when he's ready tailor your approach to your baby's temperament uncover the hidden costs of sleep training and "cry it out" techniques navigate naps at home and daycare handle criticism from family, friends, and physicians enjoy stories and tips from mothers like you make the soundest sleep decisions for your family and your life"-- Provided by publisher.

The dolphin way : a parent's guide to raising healthy, happy, and motivated kids--without turning into a tiger

August 5, 2014
Kang, Shimi K., author.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher, Penguin, [2014]
334 pages ; 24 cm.
Pt. 1: The dilemma : "I know this doesn't feel right, but everyone else is doing it" ; The reign of the tiger ; What happens to children raised by tigers? -- Pt. 2: The solution : swimming with the dolphins. The twenty-first century is the age of the dolphins ; How do dolphins thrive? -- Pt. 3: Taking action : achieving twenty-first-century success through balance. The basics are first and foremost ; Play is in our nature ; Humans are social beings ; A dolphin parenting toolkit -- Pt. 4: Transformation : living a life of health, happiness, and self-motivation. Self-motivation is lasting ; What happens to children raised the dolphin way? ; Getting back to being human.
The author "...shows why pushy, hovering 'tiger parents' and permissive 'jellyfish parents' actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the intelligent, playful, highly social dolphin. Dolphin parents focus on maintaining balance in their children's lives to gently, yet authoritatively guide them toward lasting health, happiness, and success"-- Front dust jacket flap.

This is ridiculous, this is amazing : parenthood in 71 lists

July 9, 2014
Good, Jason, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2014]
176 pages ; 19 cm
Preparedness -- No permanent damage -- Understanding your co-parent -- Lowering your standards -- Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! -- This is ridiculous, this is amazing.

Parenting without panic : a pocket support group for parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum (Asperger's syndrome)

July 8, 2014
Dater, Brenda, author.
240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Ever wish that parenting a child or teen on the autism spectrum came with instant access to a support group? Brenda Dater has provided parents with exactly that. In this book she draws on her extensive experience as a support group leader and parent of a child on the spectrum to offer trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns, all in an accessible and easy-to-read format. Filled with the voices of other parents in the same situation, the book covers everything from the first steps to take after diagnosis, to advocacy and disclosure, behavior, building independence and resilience, making friends, holidays and vacations, homework, supporting siblings, how to garner support from extended family and friends, and how parents can look after their own wellbeing.

Zero to five : 70 essential parenting tips based on science (and what I've learned so far)

June 25, 2014
Cutchlow, Tracy.
200 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 28 cm
Presents seventy parenting tips based on scientific research, discussing the best ways to help infants sleep well, boosting a child's success in school, handling temper tantrums, and managing consequences and punishments.

Daughters in danger : helping our girls thrive in today's culture

June 24, 2014
Bennett, Elayne, author.
[Nashville, Tennessee] : Nelson Books, [2014]
xx, 315 pages ; 24 cm
"Foreword by Meg Meeker."--Cover
Argues that society is failing girls and young women and offers information and advice on how parents, siblings, schools, universities, and the rest of us can do to create a better world for girls.

Is that me yelling? : a parent's guide to getting your kids to cooperate without losing your cool

June 23, 2014
Renner, Rona.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2014]
viii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Understanding yelling. "Is that me yelling?" ; "Why am I yelling?" ; "Why am I really yelling?" ; "What's temperament got to do wtih it?" -- Everyday strategies for yelling less. "Yelling is so easy, can I really stop?" ; "What can I do instead of yelling?" ; "Help, another storm is coming!" -- Special circumstances. "Help, I'm not the yeller" ; "How can I stop yelling when my life is so challenging?" -- Epilogue: world peace begins at home.
"When children refuse to do even little things--like picking up their toys or getting in the car to go to school--it's easy for parents to become frustrated. But what if there was a gentle, effective way for parents to improve their kids' behavior, without losing their cool or raising their voice? In Is That Me Yelling? a registered nurse and child temperament specialist shows parents how to effectively communicate with their kids by focusing on their child's unique temperament. Using mindfulness techniques based in cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and temperament theory, readers will learn to reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect, and understanding in their family"-- Provided by publisher.

Parenting beyond pink & blue : how to raise your kids free of gender stereotypes

June 20, 2014
Brown, Christia Spears.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2014]
xi, 225 pages ; 21 cm
Prologue: On being the weird daughter-in-law -- Gender differences: changing our focus. Noticing gender ; Why labels matter ; Why we focus on gender differences -- Gender facts: science and stereotypes. There are gender differences ; How different is different? ; Decoding neuroscience -- Raising unique (fun, well-rounded, smarter, and happier) kids. How children help create the differences we see ; Parenting a stereotype ; Accidentally shaping who children become ; Stereotype sneak attacks ; Separate but equal? An old problem is new again -- Epilogue: Dropping the stereotypes and picking your battles.
Outlines psychology-based strategies for focusing on a child's unique strengths rather than on gender expectations, counseling parents on how to avoid cultural inclinations that limit a child's potential.

The available parent : expert advice for raising successful and resilient teens and tweens

June 12, 2014
Duffy, John, 1964 August 19-
Berkeley, CA : Viva Editions, [2014]
xlvi, 161 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in 2011.
Machine generated contents note: Foreword -- Prologue and Author's Note -- Introduction -- The Nature of Availability -- Radical Optimism -- The Good-Enough Teenager -- What Do I Know? -- Availability: Your Mandate as a Parent -- Part 1: Your Teenager's Wild World -- Too Much Data, Too Little Filter -- This Isn't Kansas Anymore -- The Adolescent Mind -- Social In-security -- Breaking Away -- The Nature of Teen Rebellion -- Sex -- Intimacy: More Than Hooking Up -- Body Image: The Locker Room Terror -- What About the Gay Issue? -- Part 2: What Never Works -- Why Lectures Never Work -- Why Vicarious Living Never Works -- Why Micromanaging Never Works -- Why Snooping Never Works -- Why Underestimating Never Works -- Why Blinders Never Work -- Why Judging Never Works -- Why Smothering Never Works -- Why Coddling Never Works -- Why Overindulgence Never Works -- Why Bribery Never Works -- Why "Good Cop, Bad Cop" Never Works -- Why Waiting Never Works -- Part 3: What Always Works -- Check Your Ego -- Don't Make It About You -- Emotional Role Modeling -- Tapping Your Intuition -- Gaining Traction -- Deposits in the Emotional Bank Account -- Simple Acknowledgment -- The Multiple Benefits of Laughter -- The Ozzy Connection -- Communication and Connection -- The Power of Music -- Other Ways to Connect -- The Friendship Debate -- Shifting the Energy -- Re-connecting -- Protect Time -- Step Away from the iPhone! -- u cn txt ur kid, k? -- Calm, Clear Consequences -- Disciplinary Action -- Punishment, Rewards, and Consequences -- The Behavioral Contract -- When to Say No: Following Your Intuition -- See the Light -- Fondness and Admiration -- Finding Those Corners Where Strengths Dwell -- Supporting Your Teen's Interests -- Building Self-Esteem or Self-Mastery -- What about the Weird Kid? -- Be the Change -- Inspiration by Example -- When Not to Be Available: Parent as Consultant -- Why Available Parenting Always Works -- Final Note: My Hope for You -- About the Author.
"We have a tendency today to over-parent, micro-manage, and under-appreciate our adolescents. Dr. John Duffy's The Available Parent is a revolutionary approach to taking care of teens and tweens. Teenagers are often left feeling unheard and misunderstood, and parents are left feeling bewildered by the changes in their child at adolescence and their sudden lack of effectiveness as parents. The parent has become unavailable, the teen responds in kind, and a negative, often destructive cycle of communication begins. The available parent of a teenager is open to discussion, offering advice and solutions, but not insisting on them. He allows his child to make some mistakes, setting limits, primarily where health and safety are concerned. He never lectures -- he is available but not controlling. He is neither cruel nor dismissive, ever. The available parent is fun and funny, and can bring levity to the most stressful situation. All of that is to say, there are no conditions to his availability -- it is absolute"-- Provided by publisher.

Mindful discipline : a loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child

June 2, 2014
Shapiro, Shauna L.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2014]
xiv, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Raising happy, compassionate, and responsible children requires both love and limits. In Mindful Discipline, internationally recognized mindfulness expert Shauna Shapiro and pediatrician Chris White weave together ancient wisdom and modern science to provide new perspectives on parenting and discipline. Grounded in mindfulness and neuroscience, this pioneering book redefines discipline and outlines the five essential elements necessary for children to thrive: unconditional love, space for children to be themselves, mentorship, healthy boundaries, and mis-takes that create learning and growth opportunities. In this book, you will also discover parenting practices such as setting limits with love, working with difficult emotions, and forgiveness and compassion meditations that place discipline within a context of mindfulness. This relationship-centered approach will restore your confidence as a parent and support your children in developing emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and resilience-qualities they need for living an authentic and meaningful life"-- Provided by publisher.

The explosive child : a new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children

May 27, 2014
Greene, Ross W., author.
New York : Harper, 2014.
xvii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Out of control : why disciplining your child doesn't work--and what will

May 23, 2014
Tsabary, Shefali, 1972-, author.
Vancouver, British Columbia : Namaste Publishing, [2013]
xx, 248 pages ; 23 cm

Siblings of children with autism : a guide for families

May 16, 2014
Harris, Sandra L.
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2012.
xii, 163 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Your defiant child : 8 steps to better behavior

May 13, 2014
Barkley, Russell A., 1949-
New York : The Guilford Press, [2013]
xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I. Getting to Know Your Defiant Child -- "Is Something Wrong with My Child?" -- "Why Is This Happening to My Family?" -- "What Should I Do about It?" -- Words to Live By: The Foundation of Better Behavior -- Part II. Getting Along with Your Defiant Child -- Step 1: Pay Attention! -- Step 2: Start Earning Peace and Cooperation with Praise -- Step 3: When Praise Is Not Enough, Offer Rewards -- Step 4: Use Mild Discipline: Time-Out and More -- Step 5: Use Time-Out with Other Misbehavior -- Step 6: Think Aloud and Think Ahead: What to Do in Public -- Step 7: Help the Teacher Help Your Child -- Step 8: Moving toward a Brighter Future -- Resources.
"More than 100,000 families have found a way to end constant power struggles with defiant, aggressive, "impossible" kids, thanks to this accessible bestseller. Leading expert Russell A. Barkley translates cutting-edge research into a practical, doable system that leads to lasting behavior change. Eight simple steps--based on praise, rewards, and mild discipline--are illustrated with helpful examples. Parents get crucial encouragement and troubleshooting tips for implementing the approach consistently, even on the worst of days. Thoroughly revised, the second edition reflects 15 years' worth of research advances and Dr. Barkley's ongoing experiences with parents and kids. It offers updated resources, greater flexibility, and a more positive, affirming tone. Helpful forms and worksheets are included; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print these materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size"-- Provided by publisher.

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