New Arrivals · Parenting

March 22, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

America's baby book

March 21, 2019
Montgomery, John Chalmers, 1893-
New York : Scribner, 1951.
xii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History, Cincinnati Room, is in original green buckram binding with yellow lettering.

Begin with a blanket : creative play for infants

March 6, 2019
Coley, Rachel, author.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"This book features 45 super-creative, simple ways to play with your baby from a pediatric occupational therapist and mommy. Chock-full of activities for the first 4-6 months, starting with ways to play with your baby in the first weeks of life! "--Publisher.

Simple play : easy fun for babies

March 6, 2019
Coley, Rachel, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Let pediatric Occupational Therapist Rachel Coley guide you through 40 creative play activities to keep your baby busy, happy and developing essential cognitive, motor and sensory skills. Grouped by whether your baby is just learnng to sit, crawl, stand, or cruise, these activities require minimal set-up and use many household items and simple toys you very likely already own"--back cover.

The orchid and the dandelion : why some children struggle and how all can thrive

January 28, 2019
Boyce, W. Thomas, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]
xviii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"From one of the world's foremost researchers and pioneers of pediatric health--a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and child development experts coping with 'difficult' children, fully exploring the author's revolutionary discovery about childhood development, parenting, and the key to helping all children find happiness and success. 'Based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children--and the adults who love them.'--Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts. In Tom Boyce's extraordinary new book, he explores the 'dandelion' child (hardy, resilient, healthy), able to survive and flourish under most circumstances, and the 'orchid' child (sensitive, susceptible, fragile), who, given the right support, can thrive as much as, if not more than, other children. Boyce writes of his pathfinding research as a developmental pediatrician working with troubled children in child-development research for almost four decades, and explores his major discovery that reveals how genetic make-up and environment shape behavior. He writes that certain variant genes can increase a person's susceptibility to depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and antisocial, sociopathic, or violent behaviors. But rather than seeing this 'risk' gene as a liability, Boyce, through his daring research, has recast the way we think of human frailty, and has shown that while these 'bad' genes can create problems, they can also, in the right setting and the right environment, result in producing children who not only do better than before but far exceed their peers. Orchid children, Boyce makes clear, are not failed dandelions; they are a different category of child, with special sensitivities and strengths, and need to be nurtured and taught in special ways. And in The Orchid and the Dandelion, Boyce shows us how to understand these children for their unique sensibilities, their considerable challenges, their remarkable gifts"-- Provided by publisher.

Baby-led weaning : the (not-so) revolutionary way to start solids and make a happy eater

January 22, 2019
Pitman, Teresa, author.
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2018.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"Put down the spoon and forget the purees--baby-led weaning is the easy, natural way for your baby to start solid foods. Around 6 months, most babies are developmentally ready to self-feed. The philosophy behind baby-led weaning is to offer your baby healthy finger foods and let her determine how much or how little she wants to eat. The baby-led method has been proven to: Encourage healthy eating habits; Discourage pickiness; Help children learn to listen to their bodies; Build confident eaters. Author Teresa Pitman, a leading parenting authority and mother of four, has put together all you need to know about the baby-led method in an informative, visually appealing package. Baby-Led Weaning features at-a-glance nutrition and food tips as well as specific chapters on special diets and allergies. Parents around the world are turning to the baby-led method, and Baby-Led Weaning is a uniquely authoritative and lively volume on this growing phenomenon."-- Provided by publisher.

The enchanted hour : the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction

January 17, 2019
Gurdon, Meghan Cox, author.
xix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Examines how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful, and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.

Momstrology : the AstroTwins' guide to parenting your little one by the stars

November 26, 2018
Edut, Ophira.
New York, NY : It Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
xxx, 572 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Ophira and Tali Edut, The Astrotwins, offer a modern look at astrology and parenting, and combine the two into a guide to understanding yourself, your parenting strengths and weaknesses, your little one's personality, and how you and your child can best relate to each other. A complete guide to every possible mom/child sign combination, with some great info for dads too, Momstrology is thoughtful, informative, and fun"-- Provided by publisher.

Transforming the difficult child : shifting the intense child to new patterns of success - strengthening all children on the inside

November 6, 2018
Glasser, Howard. author.
219 pages ; 21 cm
"Updated for 2016"--Cover.
"Shifting the intense child to new patterns of success and strengthening all children on the inside."

Positive discipline for today's busy (and overwhelmed) parent : how to balance work, parenting, and self for lasting well-being

October 10, 2018
Nelsen, Jane, author.
x, 353 pages ; 24 cm
"Jane Nelsen, coauthor of the popular Positive Discipline series, along with Positive Discipline Educators Joy Marchese and Kristina Bill, put forth a new volume for parents looking to make their overburdened lives a little easier. With the increasing pressure to excel at parenting, work, and personal relationships, it's easy to feel stressed and dissatisfied. This targeted Positive Discipline guide gives parents the tools to parent effectively without sacrificing their well-being or giving up on their life goals. Instead of creating unachievable expectations, parents will learn how to play to their strengths at work and at home. Attitude is key - if you feel confident in your parenting abilities and at your job, your children are more likely to adopt an attitude of self-reliance and cooperation. Using wisdom based on the Positive Discipline philosophy, busy parents will be able to avoid pampering and keep permissive and punitive parenting at bay, fostering a happy, successful home life. With tried and true communication approaches at their fingertips to aid in work-life integration, moms (and dads!) won't have to feel guilty about leaving their child with a sitter during the day, or leaving work early to go to a soccer game. Parents will also learn how to balance out their "wheel of life" and adopt coping strategies when life feels a bit too overwhelming"-- Provided by publisher.

Raising white kids : bringing up children in a racially unjust America

October 3, 2018
Harvey, Jennifer, 1971- author.
Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2017]
xiii, 306 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Good parents, hard conversations -- From color-blindness to race-conscious parenting -- Where do I start? -- What does a "healthy" white kid look like? -- Do we have to call it racism? -- Our bodies in racial scripts -- Diversity is confusing! -- What does resistance look like? -- Conclusion: A just racial future.
"Raising White Kids is a book for families, churches, educators and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums. These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be "colorblind"? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation? Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways? While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void."

The power of presence : be a voice in your child's ear even when you're not with them

September 18, 2018
Moore, Joy Thomas, 1950- author.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2018.
xxvi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Foreword / by Wes Moore -- Introduction -- Presence of mind -- Presence of heart -- Presence of faith -- Presence of courage -- Presence of resources -- Presence of connectedness -- Presence of values -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- About the author.
The mother of memoirist Wes Moore outlines seven specific strategies--including faith, courage, and financial freedom--for ensuring that children consistently feel a positive caregiver's presence regardless of distance.

Beyond the checkup from birth to age four : a pediatrician's guide to calm, confident parenting

September 14, 2018
Voytas, Luke, author.
Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, [2018]
xi, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- The final preparations -- It's go time! -- Two weeks -- Vaccines! -- Two months -- Four months -- Six months -- Nine months -- Twelve months -- Fifteen months -- Eighteen months -- Two years -- Three to four years -- Cases -- Closing thoughts.
"A good-health handbook for parents of children from birth through age four that helps new or anxious parents feel confident, and with a special emphasis on the first couple of years of baby's life. This handbook for parents of newborns and children up to the age of four is a breath of fresh air in the parenting category. Dr. Luke Voytas is a practicing pediatrician (and father of two young kids) who helps new parents to feel confident and secure in their ability to meet their baby's needs. Chapters begin with the final preparations leading up to baby's birth, including how to find the right doctor and the essentials you will need when he or she comes home. The book then follows the normal checkup schedule through age four. Development and feeding are addressed throughout, but the heart of the book wrestles with topics like sleep, picky eaters, discipline, and screen time. Also included are frequently asked questions and brief case studies that prepare parents for handling common illnesses they might encounter. Using respected scientific studies to back up information and recommendations, this handbook will be a trusted reference new parents can count on"-- Provided by publisher.

Time to parent : organizing your life to bring out the best in your child and you

September 6, 2018
Morgenstern, Julie, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Intro: kids : an instruction manual -- Time & attention -- Undivided focus : what parents crave -- Loved & listened to : what kids need -- Organizing the job : a simple blueprint -- A guide to the quadrants -- Self assessing -- Where do you gravitate? : your time management profile -- Four time management skills you must master -- Raising a human : doing your P.A.R.T -- Provide -- Arrange -- Relate -- Teach -- Being a human : fueling your S.E.L.F -- Sleep -- Exercise -- Love -- Fun -- Life happens -- When life throws you curveballs -- Moving, divorce, illness, job loss -- Afterword: enjoy the ride.

Prime time parenting : the two-hour-a-day secret to raising great kids

August 29, 2018
Miller, Heather, author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Lifelong, 2018.
xx, 234 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Getting to calm : cool-headed strategies for parenting tweens + teens

July 18, 2018
Kastner, Laura Scribner.
Mercer Island, WA : ParentMap, [2018]
v, 247 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: teen difficulties happen to the best of parents -- When your sweet child morphs into a sassy teen -- When smart teens do really dumb things -- When your trustworthy teen pulls a fast one -- When you and your spouse disagree -- When your teen is acting like a spoiled brat -- When you're worried you're losing your teen -- When they're screaming at you, or not talking at all -- When teens are mean -- When screen time dominates your teen's life -- When romantic sparks begin to fly -- When you need to talk about sex -- When you're fighting about grades -- When you catch your teen with alcohol or drugs -- When everyone is completely stressed out.
Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and substance use -- with clear, easy-to-follow suggestions for setting limits while maintaining a close and loving relationship. Find out why Dr. T. Berry Brazelton calls Getting to Calm required reading for any parent who struggles with their teen.

The good news about bad behavior : why kids are less disciplined than ever--and what to do about it

July 18, 2018
Lewis, Katherine Reynolds, author.
ix, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- An epidemic of misbehavior -- The brain and discipline -- The old methods don't work -- The way forward -- Connection -- Communication -- Capability -- Limits and routines -- Modeling -- Create lasting change.
Today's parents live with an exhausting reality: persistent defiance from children. About half of the current generation of children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age eighteen. And many parents feel increasingly unable to exert any influence over their children. In our highly connected age, the all-powerful parent is largely a thing of the past.

Parent alert! : how to keep your kids safe online

July 13, 2018
Geddes, Will, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2018.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"This practical go-to guide highlights all the risks kids face when they chat online, share selfies, use apps, and explore the Internet. International security expert Will Geddes answers difficult questions from worried parents and gives simple action plans, preventative steps, and advice on how to recognize the warning signs"--Back cover.

Ready, set, go! : a gentle parenting guide to calmer, quicker potty training

July 9, 2018
Ockwell-Smith, Sarah, author.
New York, New York : Tarcher Perigee, [2017]
xiii, 191 pages ; 21 cm
Physiological readiness -- When to begin -- Getting ready to start -- Let's go! -- Nighttime potty training -- Common problems and how to solve them -- Questions from parents -- A closing note.
If you're like most parents, you're probably feeling pretty nervous about potty training. But don't worry, help is on the way. This supportive guide provides step-by-step advice for a compassionate and emotionally aware processone that focuses on positive connection rather than relying on gimmicks, pressure, or rewards (which usually backfire).

On becoming baby wise : giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep

June 25, 2018
Ezzo, Gary, author.
Mount Pleasant, SC : Parent-Wise Solutions, [2017]
279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Right beginnings -- Feeding philosophies -- Babies and sleep -- Facts on feeding -- Managing your baby's day -- Waketimes and naps -- When your baby cries -- Colic, reflux and the inconsolable baby -- Topic pool -- Multiple births: the endless party -- Appendix 1: Taking care of baby and mom -- Appendix 2: What to expect and when -- Appendix 3: Problems solving -- Appendix 4: Monitoring your baby's growth -- Appendix 5: Healthy baby growth charts.
Teaches parents about synchronized feedings so their baby will establish cycles for wake time and nighttime, giving both parent and child the rest they need.

Differently wired : raising an exceptional child in a conventional world

June 15, 2018
Reber, Deborah, author.
ix, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Part one. A rallying cry -- An unmarked path -- The new normal -- Square pegs in round holes -- What's keeping us stuck -- It's time for something new -- Part two. How everything can change -- Question everything you thought you knew about parenting -- Get out of isolation and connect -- Let go of what others think -- Stop fighting who your child is and lean in -- Parent from a place of possibility instead of fear -- Let your child be on their own time line -- Become fluent in your child's language -- Create a world where your child can be secure -- Give (loud and unapologetic) voice to your reality -- Practice relentless self-care -- Let go of your impossible expectations for who you "should" be as a parent -- Make a ruckus when you need to -- Align with your partner -- Find your people (and ditch the rest) -- Recognize how your energy affects your child -- Show up and live in the present -- Help your kids embrace self-discovery -- If it doesn't exist, create it -- Epilogue: Join the revolution.
"Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are--these are what Deborah Reber is calling the "differently wired" kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. Their challenges are many. But for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as hard--struggling to find the right school, the right therapist, the right parenting group while feeling isolated and harboring endless internal doubts about what's normal, what's not, and how to handle it all. But now there's hope. Written by Deborah Reber, a bestselling author and mother in the midst of an eye-opening journey with her son who is twice exceptional (he has ADHD, Asperger's, and is highly gifted), Differently Wired is a how-to, a manifesto, a book of wise advice, and the best kind of been-there, done-that companion. On the one hand it's a book of saying NO, and how it's time to say no to trying to fit your round-peg kid into society's square holes, no to educational and social systems that don't respect your child, no to the anxiety and fear that keep parents stuck. And then it's a book of YES. By offering 18 paradigm shifts--what she calls "tilts"-- Reber shows how to change everything. How to "Get Out of Isolation and Connect." "Stop Fighting Who Your Child Is and Lean In." "Let Go of What Others Think." "Create a World Where Your Child Can Feel Secure." "Find Your People (and Ditch the Rest)." "Help Your Kids Embrace Self-Discovery." And through these alternative ways of being, discover how to stay open, pay attention, and become an exceptional parent to your exceptional child"-- Provided by publisher.

Parenting : a house united : changing children's hearts and behaviors by teaching self-government

May 22, 2018
Peck, Nicholeen, author.
405 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction : crisis course -- Step one : Finding your family vision. Teaching self-government ; The race ; Vision, WHY? ; Finding vision ; It starts with you ; Know your children ; Inspire mission -- Step two : Establishing a family government. Family government ; Family activities ; Acceptance ; Love and mercy ; Trust ; Family standard ; Family economy ; Couple's meeting ; Family meetings ; Mentor sessions ; Power struggles and threats -- Step three : Teaching self-government. What are we communicating? ; Problem solving ; Four basic skills ; Make it worth it : praising ; Getting ready to say okay : prepping ; Correcting bad behaviors ; The rule of three ; Parent counseling : for focus ; Straight talk about sex ; Prayer : parent power in action -- Question and answer -- Conclusion : a bumpy road.
This book shows parents the communication skills they need to teach their children to govern themselves. With the proper family environment and understanding of childhood behaviors homes can become happier.

Beyond the rainbow bridge : nurturing our children from birth to seven

May 16, 2018
Patterson, Barbara J.
Amesbury, Mass. : Michaelmas Press, ©2000.
xix, 194 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
My life, my work, our children -- Raising healthy, happy, and capable children -- Play, the lifeblood of a healthy childhood -- Developing the twelve senses -- Creative discipline -- Parent-child classes with Barbara.

Making the "terrible" twos terrific!

May 14, 2018
Rosemond, John K., 1947- author.
Kansas City : Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, [2013]
x, 229 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The big picture -- Promoting healthy development -- Creative discipline -- Adventures on (and around) the great white water chair -- No more bedtime blues -- Territoriality and aggression, or (Bap!) "Mine!" -- Day care vs. parent care, or Who's minding the store? -- A final word or two.
Guides parents through the steps of establishing an effective disciplinary style and a tried-and-true recipe for bringing out the very best in young children.

Be the parent, please : stop banning seesaws and start banning Snapchat : strategies for solving the real parenting problems

May 7, 2018
Riley, Naomi Schaefer, author.
West Conshohocken, PA : Templeton Press, [2018]
x, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Screen time -- What we don't know can't hurt us -- Babies aren't meant to be Einsteins -- Are you preparing your child for school or Las Vegas? -- Drop the call ... and the phone while you are at it -- The price of internet access is eternal vigilance -- Think American education can't get worse? Put iPads in the classroom -- Just say no -- Less technology, more independence.
"Screens are seductive. We see it in our toddlers, begging for tablets. We see it in our pre-teens, leading double lives on Tumblr. We see it in ourselves, too, as much of our time gets sucked into news feeds and emails. From a parenting vantage, technology has been the holy grail, allowing us to outsource the unpleasant tasks and give ourselves a break. No clean-up after painting when it's done on a tablet. No complaints of "I'm bored" on a road trip when there's a game-loaded smartphone. No screams when you have to take a call if the kids are absorbed in a screen rather than running around the house. But, as many parents have guessed from their distracted, sedentary, and incessantly anxious-about-what-might-be-going-on-without-them kids, there some things you just can't out-source: you have to be the parent."--Jacket.

Loving your children more than you hate each other : powerful tools for navigating a high-conflict divorce

April 25, 2018
Behrman, Lauren J., author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2018]
188 pages ; 23 cm
Offers advice for co-parenting after a high-conflict divorce, especially with an ex-partner who behaves badly, with tips for managing intense emotion, communicating, and creating a peaceful and loving environment for children.

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