This is an all-new title for new mothers who need support through the often trying and painful times of breastfeeding a new baby. This book gives them all the practical help they need. Current research shows that breast is definitely best, so where mothers can breastfeed, it is crucial that they are given the right advice and support. The NCT has over 40 years' experience of helping new mothers breastfeed successfully and this brand new edition gives mothers all the information they might need. Topics covered include: Why breast is best * Positioning your baby * How much and how often * Overcoming possible problems, such as soreness or colic * Returning to work and expressing milk * Special cases: twins and premature babies * Introducing solids and when to stop breastfeeding This is a practical and easy-to-use guide will make breastfeeding a rewarding and painless experience.
We teach our children how to tie their shoelaces, how to read, how to ride a bike. We explain the weather and rainbows and why people have jobs. But when it comes to explaining the forceful, baffling, intense and marvellous emotions that we might experience, well, things become vague.
Nurturing your child's 'emotional intelligence', so they can understand and process their own emotions, is one of the most important things you can teach your child. But parents are often at a loss as to how best to do this. And your child's big, complex emotions can also be somewhat scary.
In this book, clinical psychologist and family therapist Dr Anne Lane provides a compass through that haze of uncertain emotional parenting, to help parents teach their children the crucial life skills that create emotional intelligence. She equips you to understand your child's emotions from pre-schooler through to pre-teen and, importantly, gives you the tools and advice you need to help THEM accept and understand these emotions.
As the conversation around children's mental health continues to grow, this is the book all parents need.
Hugely warm, wise, hopeful and encouraging' Alain de Botton 'So clear and true ... Helpful for all relationships in life, not just parent-child' Nigella Lawson Every parent wants their child to be happy and every parent wants to avoid screwing them up. But how do you achieve that? In this absorbing, clever and funny book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what really matters and what behaviour it is important to avoid - the vital dos and don'ts of parenting. Instead of mapping out the 'perfect' plan, Perry offers a big-picture look at the elements that lead to good parent-child relationships. This refreshing, judgement-free book will help you to: * Understand how your own upbringing may affect your parenting * Accept that you will make mistakes and learn what you can do about them * Break negative cycles and patterns * Handle your own and your child's feelings * Understand what different behaviours communicate Full of sage and sane advice, this is the book that every parent will want to read and every child will wish their parents had.
15-20% of children are Highly Sensitive - and they are often labelled shy, introverted, fussy or faddy. The real story is very different though and this intelligent, practical book helps parents know what to do, when to back off, and how to ensure their child is given the right sort of treatment at school. This book is the follow up to the author's internationally best-selling personal development guide The Highly Sensitive Person. It is the first and only book for parents of highly sensitive children. It provides parents with insights and information so they can understand High Sensitivity, and help their highly sensitive child thrive in the world. It is important for these children to be understood so they can be helped to avoid the common traps of shyness and withdrawal that many highly sensitive fall into as they develop. Contains questionnaire for parents to find out if their child has the traits common in highly sensitive children. Discusses HSC's at different ages - infant, toddler, school-age and adolescent....
America's most loved and respected doctors, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, tell you what to expect when you're expecting. Packed with excellent information and surprising advice, the multi-million-copy bestselling authors have written a riveting, definitive resource that every mum- and dad-to-be will want with them throughout their special time. This new tour de force from the bestselling authors of You: On a Diet accompanies expectant parents week by week through pregnancy. Full of the latest cutting edge information and written in the authors' highly entertaining style, this compelling book is a must for all mums and dads to be.