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.
An indispensable guide to more peaceful and enjoyable parenting
'This isn't a parenting advice book, it's a book about you. The words you read in this book, however, will have a far greater impact on your children, than those contained in any parenting book you could read (and I count my own in that too).'
How many times have you asked yourself 'what's wrong with me? Why can't I stay calm?'. So many of us would love to follow a gentler, more positive style of parenting, but we don't think we're cut out for it, because we aren't naturally calm. We feel that there is something wrong with us, that we're not good enough. We believe we are failing our children by not controlling our own emotions adequately.
What we don't realise is that this describes almost every parent there ever was - and ever will be.
In her trademark gentle, supportive and reassuring style, bestselling author Sarah Ockwell-Smith shows that while we all lose it at times, everyone can become a calmer parent. Based on her many years' experience working with parents, Sarah provides research, advice and practical exercises that will set you on the path to calmer parenting that will benefit both you and your child.
Covering everything from the impact of your own upbringing on your parenting style to work and home life balance and letting go of the quest for perfection to ensuring your own basic needs are met, How to Be a Calm Parent is for any parent who knows that they need to be calmer to raise well adjusted, happy children, but struggles with their own emotions and stress levels.
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.
THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
From the UK's favourite therapist, as seen on Channel 4's Grayson's Art Club.
'A wonderful book' Richard Osman
'So clear and true ... Helpful for all relationships in life' Nigella Lawson
'A fascinating read on the emotional baggage we all carry' Elizabeth Day
How can we have better relationships?
In this Sunday Times bestseller, leading psychotherapist Philippa Perry reveals the vital do's and don'ts of relationships. This is a book for us all. Whether you are interested in understanding how your upbringing has shaped you, looking to handle your child's feelings or wishing to support your partner, you will find indispensable information and realistic tips in these pages. Philippa Perry's sane, sage and judgement-free advice is an essential resource on how to have the best possible relationships with the people who matter to you most.
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.