New Arrivals · Parenting

July 24, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The highly sensitive parent : be brilliant in your role, even when the world overwhelms you

July 23, 2020
Aron, Elaine, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corporation, [2020].
xv, 253 pages ; 22 cm
The author of 'The Highly Sensitive Person' and other bestselling books on the trait of high sensitivity has written an indispensable guide for the significant number of parents who are unusually attuned to their children; who think deeply about every issue affecting their kids and have strong emotions, both positive and negative, in response; and who find parenting far more stressful than parents who are not highly sensitive.

Mayo Clinic guide to your baby's first years

July 23, 2020
599 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Newborn to age 3." -- cover.
Caring for your child. Welcome to parenthood! ; Baby's first days ; Feeding your baby ; To solid foods and beyond ; Diapers and all that stuff ; Toilet training ; Bathing and skin care ; Clothing your child ; Sleep and sleep issues ; Comforting a crying baby ; Building a relationship -- Health and safety. Finding the right medical provider ; Checkups ; Vaccinations ; Child care ; Traveling with a little one ; Home and outdoor safety ; Emergency care -- Growth and development -- Common illnesses and concerns -- Managing and enjoying parenthood. Adapting to your new lifestyle ; Parenting as a team ; Single parenting ; Siblings and grandparents ; When to have another child -- Special circumstances. Adoption ; Caring for multiples ; Premature baby ; Delayed development ; Autism spectrum disorder ; Other newborn conditions -- Growth charts: birth to 36 months -- Pain reliever dosage by weight.
"A complete guide with practical information and support for parents of children from newborn to three years old, by childcare experts at the renowned Mayo Clinic. Written by doctors who are also parents." --

Decoding boys : new science behind the subtle art of raising sons

July 8, 2020
Natterson, Cara, 1970- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]
xxi, 232 pages ; 25 cm
Inside changes. How to talk to boys ; Understanding testosterone: the magical hormone that turns boys into men ; Yes, your nine-year-old might be in puberty ; Later, dude ; When they look like adults but don't think like them -- Outside forces. Boys and "the talk": 21st-century information disruptors ; Boys and sex: the game-changing roles of porn, nudes, and consent ; Boys and body image: no pain, no gain ; Boys and addiction: the reward circuit stimulants ; Boys and guns: aggression and violence, from schools to screens -- The end of the lecture, the beginning of your conversation -- The details. The biology of boy puberty, everything gets bigger ; Acne ; Body odor ; Erections ; Growth spurts ; Hair, hair, everywhere ; Moods ; Voice changes ; Wet dreams.
"What is my son doing behind his constantly closed door? What's with his curt responses, impulsiveness, newfound obsession with gaming, and...that funky smell? As pediatrician and mother of two teenagers Cara Natterson explains, puberty starts in boys long before any visible signs appear, which causes confusion about their changing temperaments for boys and their parents alike. Often, they also grow quieter as they grow taller, which leads to less parent-child communication. But, as Natterson warns, we respect their increasing "need" for privacy and alone time at their peril. Explaining how modern culture mixes badly with male adolescent biology, she offers science, strategies, scripts, and tips for getting it right"-- Provided by publisher.

The story of me : babies, bodies, and a very good God

July 1, 2020
Jones, Stanton L., author.
Colorado Springs, CO : NavPress, [2019]
46 pages : color illustrations ; 16 x 23 cm
"Designed for parents to read with children ages 3 to 5."
Lays a spiritual foundation for the child's understanding of his or her sexuality. Develop an appreciation for God's marvelous gift by understanding some of the basics of human reproduction. Discusses the growth of a child inside the mother's body and the birth process.

Ready or not : preparing our kids to thrive in an uncertain and rapidly changing world

February 21, 2020
Levine, Madeline, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
xiv, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Part I: Stuck -- Why the needle hasn't moved: Doubling down on the past when we fear the future -- Your brain on uncertainty: Why we make dubious decisions -- Accumulated disability: The real dangers of overprotection -- Learned helplessness and delayed adolescence: A stalled generation -- Part II: Course correction -- Unlearning helplessness and restoring capabilities -- Demystifying twenty-first-century skills -- Academic and foundational skills in an age of uncertainty -- Part III: Thriving in the new normal -- The squiggly line -- A revised script: Moms and dads in the twenty-first century -- The future-proof family: Building a better moral compass and stronger communities.
Increasingly, the world we know has become disturbing, unfamiliar, and even threatening. In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, adults are doubling-down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. Yet these daunting expectations, combined with the stress parents feel and unwittingly project onto their children, are leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed--and unprepared for the future that awaits them. While these damaging effects are known, the world into which these children are coming of age is not. And continuing to focus primarily on grades and performance are leaving kids more ill-prepared than ever to navigate the challenges to come. But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists, Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

The book you wish your parents had read : (and your children will be glad that you did)

February 5, 2020
Perry, Philippa, 1957- author.
xv, 304 pages ; 21 cm
Your parenting legacy -- Your child's environment -- Feelings -- Laying a foundation -- Condition for good mental health -- Behavior: all behavior is communication.
"In this absorbing, clever, and warm book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what really matters and what behavior it is important to avoid--the vital dos and don'ts of parenting"-- Provided by publisher.

The kids are in bed : finding time for yourself in the chaos of parenting

February 5, 2020
Bertsche, Rachel, author.
viii, 305 pages ; 21 cm
Where does the time go. You are more than a parent : how kids and leisure affect identity ; The problem with free time ; Make it work : why we need pockets of indulgence, and how to fit them in -- Marriage. The baby bomb ; Time to be together : how to make time for romance ; Let's talk about sex -- Self-care. The joy of being alone ; Exercise, sleep, and other "responsible" choices ; Putting yourself first : fitting in self-care -- Friendships. Friends forever? : how friendships (and our time for them) change after kids ; The value of socializing : why everyone needs time for friends, but parents especially ; How to make new friends, how to see old ones.
"Picture it--it's 8:30 p.m. You close the door to your child's room just as you hear your partner closing the dishwasher, and now it's time for an hour or two of glorious freedom. What do you do? Read the book you've been waiting to crack open all day? Chat on the phone with a friend, glass of wine in hand, or go out with pals and share a whole bottle? Or, like many modern parents, do you get caught up in chores, busywork, and social media black holes? In an original survey conducted for this book, 71 percent of parents said their free time didn't feel free at all, because they were still thinking about all the things they should be doing for their kids, their jobs, and their households. Rachel Bertsche found herself in exactly that bind. After dozens of interviews with scientists and parenting experts, input from moms and dads across the country, and her own experiments with her personal time, Rachel figured out how to transform her patterns and reconnect to her pre-kids life. In The Kids Are in Bed, other parents can learn to do the same, and learn to truly enjoy the time after lights-out."-- Provided by publisher.

Raising a strong daughter in a toxic culture : 11 steps to keep her happy, healthy, and safe

February 3, 2020
Meeker, Margaret J., author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2020]
xiii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
"Pediatrician and parenting expert Meg Meeker, author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, focuses in on the challenges, pressures, and dilemmas facing adolescent and teenage girls today. How can parents help shepherd their daughters into womanhood while guarding against today's overwhelming social dangers? Dr. Meeker has practical advice for moms and dads buttressed by years of experience counseling young women." -- provided by publisher.

Toddler discipline for every age and stage : effective strategies to tame tantrums, overcome challenges, and help your child grow

January 29, 2020
Hargis. Aubrey, author.
xi, 150 pages ; 21 cm
Chapter one: Discipline and your toddler -- Chapter two: 1-year-olds -- Chapter three: 2-year-olds -- Chapter four: 3-year-olds -- Chapter five: 4-year-olds.
Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage offers practical, age-appropriate toddler discipline strategies for managing the everyday challenges of toddlerhood and guiding your child to becoming their best self. Toddlers are constantly changing, and they can easily become overwhelmed by it all. When faced with the meltdowns that toddlers are famous for, it can be difficult to know which toddler discipline techniques will best help your child grow into a stronger, kinder person. Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage delivers essential toddler discipline tools for dealing with day-to-day difficulties, and supporting your toddler as they learn the important lessons that will set them up for success. Written by child development expert Aubrey Hargis, Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage will help you understand your toddler's behavioral challenges while fostering important life skills such as curiosity, respect, independence, and confidence. Drawing on Aubrey's years of coaching parents through the rocky terrain of toddler discipline, as well as her own experience as a mother of two, Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage delivers proven toddler discipline techniques that will help you grow closer as parent and child during each stage of your toddler's first formative years.

Give your kids a break : parenting with compassion for you and your children

January 7, 2020
Fredrickson, Kim, author.
xv, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Self-compassion for parents -- Teaching your children self-compassion -- Building emotional closeness with your children -- Getting your kids to listen -- Healthy boundaries: setting limits with love -- Parenting with grace and truth -- Helping your kids cooperate -- Helping your kids become emotionally healthy -- Helping kids with anger and fears -- Skills for helping kids work through tough situations and feelings -- Family skill building -- Coaching your kids through life -- There are no guarantees and encouragement.
"Being a parent in this day and age is very challenging, no matter what age your children are. Parenting with compassion is a way to treat ourselves with gentleness, as we struggle with the demands of parenting. Children also need to learn how to be compassionate with themselves. They are constantly learning new things, through trial and error, which involves lots of failure. When kids practice self-compassion, they become more resilient, feel better about themselves, and have a greater ability to handle life's problems."--Page [4] of cover.

The power of showing up : how parental presence shapes who our kids become and how their brains get wired

January 6, 2020
Siegel, Daniel J., 1957- author.
238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out--in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships--is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, this might sound like a tall order. But as bestselling authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reassuringly explain, showing up doesn't take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence. And it's simple to provide once you understand the four building blocks of a child's healthy development. Every child needs to feel what Siegel and Bryson call the Four S's: Safe: We can't always insulate a child from injury or hurt feelings. But when we give a child a sense of safe harbor, she will be able to take the needed risks for growth and change. Seen: Truly seeing a child means we pay attention to his emotions--both the positive and the negative--and strive to attune to what's happening in his mind beneath his behavior. Soothed: Soothing isn't about providing a life of ease, but instead teaching your child how to cope when life gets hard, and showing him that you'll be there with him along the way. Secure: When you reliably provide safety, focus on seeing her, and soothe her in times of need, she will trust in a feeling of secure attachment. And thrive! Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations and tips for honoring the Four S's effectively in all kinds of situations--when our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we are apologizing for the times we don't show up for them. Demonstrating that mistakes and missteps are reparable and that it's never too late to mend broken trust, this is a powerful guide to cultivating your child's healthy emotional landscape"-- Provided by publisher.

Raising twins : parenting multiples from pregnancy through the school years : advice from a twin-mom pediatrician

December 3, 2019
Flais, Shelly Vaziri, author.
Itasca, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, [2020]
xviii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A New Adventure -- Preparing for Your Twins' Arrival -- The Early Days and Weeks -- Early Infancy and Getting on a Schedule -- Later Infancy and First Birthday -- The Toddler Years (1- and 2-Year-Olds) -- The Preschool Years (3- and 4-Year-Olds) -- The School Years: As Your Twins Grow -- Support, Emotional Health, and Time-savers -- Preterm Birth and Other Birthing Challenges -- Triplets, Quadruplets, and More -- Multiples: Facts, Lore, and More -- A Glimpse Into the Twin Experience -- Single Parenting, Partnership Challenges, and Divorce.
"Pediatrician and twin-mom, Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, offers expert advice for raising healthy, well-adjusted twins and triplets in this fully revised and updated third edition. Her guidance will help parents of multiples prepare for their babies' arrival, weather the first few months of infancy, manage toddlerhood, and help establish individual identities through the school-age and teenage years. The combination of sound medical advice and real-world experience will give twin-parents the direction and reassurance that they need. Packed with thoughtful advice, parenting tips, and anecdotes from twin-moms and -dads, this new edition also includes interviews with twins, including astronaut Scott Kelly."

Precious little sleep : the complete baby sleep guide for modern parents

October 30, 2019
Dubief, Alexis, author.
xiv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Parenting a baby or toddler is the grandest adventure of all when you're not miserably exhausted. Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website Precious Little Sleep, imparts effective, accessible, and flexible strategies based on years of research that will dramatically improve your child's sleep.

The fourth trimester : understanding, protecting and nurturing an infant through the first three months

October 10, 2019
Brink, Susan, 1947-
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013.
x, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Evolution and the Primitive Brain of a Newborn: Why Infants Arrive Unfinished -- Crying: The Wakeup Call That Says Everything Has Changed -- Sleeping: Irregular and Sporadic Sleep Is Normal in the Fourth Trimester -- Feeding: Breast Milk and Formula -- Sound: Laying the Foundation for Speech -- Sight: From Forms to Faces -- Touch: Pain and Pleasure -- Physical Development: Getting Ready to Crawl, Walk, and Run -- Stimulation: Keep It Real, Keep It Simple -- Mom and Dad: The Parents' Fourth Trimester.
The first three months of a baby's life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows.

Sesame Street ready for school : a parent's guide to playful learning for children ages 2 to 5

September 26, 2019
Truglio, Rosemarie T., author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, 2019.
281 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The wonder weeks : a stress-free guide to your baby's behavior

September 13, 2019
Vanderijt, Hetty, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
464 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
First published in Dutch in 1992 as Oei, ik groei!.
"With the 10 predictable leaps."

How to raise a reader

September 11, 2019
Paul, Pamela, author.
New York : Workman Publishing, [2019]
xii, 202 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Born to read -- Growing a reader -- Your middle-grade reader -- A reader for life : teenagers -- More books to love : by theme and reading level.
Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader, from the authors of the original and viral New York Times Books feature, shows you how to instil the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, 'More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,' is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.

How to build your baby's brain : a parent's guide to using new gene science to raise a smart, secure, and successful child

September 9, 2019
Gross, Gail (Family and child development expert), author.
xxvi, 424 pages ; 24 cm

How to stop losing your sh*t with your kids : a practical guide to becoming a calmer, happier parent

August 16, 2019
Naumburg, Carla, author.
New York : Workman Publishing, 2019.
216 pages ; 20 cm
"Drawing on evidence-based practices, here is an insight-packed and tip-filled plan for how to stop the parental meltdowns. Its compassionate, pragmatic approach will help readers feel less ashamed and more empowered to get their, ahem, act together instead of losing it."--Amazon.

Screamfree parenting : how to raise amazing adults by learning to pause more and react less

August 14, 2019
Runkel, Hal Edward, author.
New York : Harmony, [2017]
viii, 318 pages ; 21 cm

Self-compassion for parents : nurture your child by caring for yourself

July 24, 2019
Pollak, Susan M, author.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2019]
xiii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
"I yelled at the kids again--and feel so ashamed." "I barely have time to shower, let alone exercise; no wonder I'm so out of shape." "I'm just not the dad I hoped I would be." Parenting is hard. That's why self-compassion is so important. In this empathic resource, mindfulness expert and psychologist Susan M. Pollak helps you let go of constant self-judgment and treat yourself with the same kindness and caring you strive to offer your kids. Simple yet powerful guided meditation techniques (most under three minutes long) are easy to practice while doing the dishes, driving to work, or soothing a fussy baby. Learn to respond to your own imperfections like a supportive friend, not a harsh critic. You will find yourself happier and more energized--and will discover new reserves of patience and appreciation for your kids."

Baby-led weaning : the essential guide : how to introduce solid foods and help your baby to grow up a happy and confident eater

July 23, 2019
Rapley, Gill, author.
241 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"This second edition has been updated and revised."--Title page verso.
"First published in North America by The Experiment, LLC, in 2010 by arrangement with Vermilion."--Title page verso.
Introduction -- What is baby-led weaning? -- How does baby-led weaning work? -- Getting started -- First foods -- After the early days -- A healthy diet for everyone -- Growing up with BLW -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The story of baby-led weaning -- Appendix 2: Basic rules for food safety.
"Baby-led weaning is the healthy, natural way to start your baby on solid foods--no stress, no fuss, no mush! Ten years ago, Baby-Led Weaning ended the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed purées. In fact, at about six months, most babies are ready to discover solid food for themselves. Today, baby-led weaning (BLW) is a global phenomenon--and this tenth anniversary edition of the definitive guide explains all its benefits" --

The new father : a dad's guide to the toddler years, 12-36 months

June 5, 2019
Brott, Armin A.
New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2019.
308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition published as: Fathering your toddler: a dad's guide to the second and third years. 2005.

Raising an organized child : 5 steps to boost independence, ease frustration, and promote confidence

June 5, 2019
Korb, Damon, author.
xviii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Guidance that can boost your child's organization and lower your frustration. It includes specific activities for your child's age and developmental level to improve executive function.

Oh crap! I have a toddler : tackling these crazy awesome years--no time outs needed

June 3, 2019
Glowacki, Jamie, author.
New York : Gallery, [2019]
viii, 292 pages ; 23 cm

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