New Arrivals · Parenting

January 8, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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

How to raise successful people : simple lessons for radical results

May 7, 2019
Wojcicki, Esther, author.
xxxi, 293 pages : 24 cm
"Esther Wojcicki--"Woj" to her many friends and admirers--is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful. What do these three accomplishments have in common? They're the result of TRICK, Woj's secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical. Wojcicki's methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Woj is here to say: relax. Talk to infants as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead. How to Raise Successful People offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and managing people to their highest potential. Change your parenting, change the world."

The four walls of my freedom

April 30, 2019
Thomson, Donna, 1955- author.
285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 21 cm.
"First published in Canada in 2010 by McArthur & Company"--Title page verso.
"Donna Thomson's brilliantly written family memoir provides a strong, original message that touches on the lives of anyone caring for the needs of another. Viewed through the lens of Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen and other philosophers' roadmaps of how to realize a good life against all odds, this book will resonate not only with people dealing with disability, but also the enormous generation of Baby Boomers who are dealing with their own aging and increasingly infirm parents."

How to raise a boy : the power of connection to build good men

April 15, 2019
Reichert, Michael, author.
326 pages ; 24 cm
Confined by boyhood -- Freeing boys -- Boys and their hearts -- Boys' learinng and schooling -- Brotherhood and boys' clubs -- Love, sex, and affection -- Boys and their bodies--sports and health -- Violence, bullying, and vulnerability -- Boys' toys in a digital age -- The twenty-first century--and beyond.
"At a time when many boys are in crisis, a much-needed roadmap for helping boys grow into strong and compassionate men Over the past two decades there has been an explosion of new studies that have expanded our knowledge of how boys think and feel. In How to Raise a Boy, psychologist Michael Reichert draws on his decades of research to challenge age-old conventions about how boys become men. Reichert explains how the paradigms about boys needing to be stoic and "man like" can actually cause them to shut down, leading to anger, isolation, and disrespectful or even destructive behaviors. The key to changing the culture lies in how parents, educators, and mentors help boys develop socially and emotionally. Reichert offers readers step-by-step guidance in doing just this by: * Listening and observing, without judgment, so that boys know they're being heard. Helping them develop strong connections with teachers, coaches, and other role models. Encouraging them to talk about their feelings about the opposite sex and stressing the importance of respecting women. Letting them know that they don't have to "be a man" or "suck it up," when they are experiencing physical or emotional pain. Featuring the latest insights from psychology and neuroscience, How to Raise a Boy will help those who care for young boys and teenagers build a boyhood that will enable them to grow into confident, accomplished and kind men"-- Provided by publisher.

Ungovernable : the Victorian parent's guide to raising flawless children

April 10, 2019
Oneill, Therese, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Presents a humorous guide to Victorian child-rearing that includes such advice as how much lager to consume while pregnant and which toys are most likely to render children sexual deviants.

Not by chance : how parents boost their teen's success in and after treatment

March 26, 2019
Thayne, Tim R.
300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Resource for families and professionals alike who are serious about retaining positive treatment success.

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.

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