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    • ISBN:9781444133998
    • Publication date:29 Oct 2010
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Be a Great Step-Parent

A practical guide to parenting in a blended family

By Suzie Hayman

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A practical and wise guide for parents coping with the challenges and changes of living in a blended household, from the UK's number one parenting counsellor.

Written by the UK's number one parenting counsellor, Be a Great Step Parent is a practical guide to coping with the many issues faced by the blended family and deriving a positive relationship with your family members. It is full of straightforward and easy-to-follow advice that anyone can act on, with plenty of emotional support for you in times of need. It covers not just all the members of the family involved directly, but also such knock-on issues as grandparents and access. With help for children of all ages, mums and dads, it takes a step-by-step approach to the subject, covering everything from the earliest days of a new relationship to the issues raised by a new baby, with sensible information on finances and schools, and suggestions for stress-free holidays.

NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

AUTHOR INSIGHTS
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.

TEST YOURSELF
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of PC care.

THINGS TO REMEMBER
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Biographical Notes

Suzie Hayman is well known for her work as a Relate-trained counsellor and agony aunt on television and in a variety of different papers and magazines. She is the author of over 24 books and gives advice to hundreds of people through her website www.agony-aunt.com.

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  • ISBN: 9781444103816
  • Publication date: 26 Nov 2010
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
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How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

Carla Naumburg
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Carla Naumburg

So, you're losing your sh*t with your kids. You scream, you shout, you snap at them. You're cranky and irritable more often than you'd like to admit. You know how you want to parent; you want to be a calmer, more rational and intentional parent, but no matter how hard you try, you can't help it. You keep losing your shit.Just remember: YOU ARE NOT A BAD PARENT.How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids is as honest and compassionate as it is pragmatic about helping you work through your sh*t to be a more present and positive parent. Increasingly relevant to today's parents, who are more overloaded, overwhelmed, and overworked than ever before, Carla Naumburg PhD has the antidote to the feelings of complete despair and rage. How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids is a simple, accessible and humorous guide to more effective and mindful parenting.

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The New Childhood

Jordan Shapiro
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Jordan Shapiro

IT'S TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH TO SCREEN TIME.Jordan Shapiro believes we need to rethink parental attitudes to technology. There's a damaging orthodoxy that presents screen-time as the ultimate modern parenting evil and the only acceptable response to it is restriction. Shapiro, psychologist, educational pioneer and father of two, draws on cutting-edge research in education, philosophy, neuroscience and psychology to show we've let fear and nostalgia stand in the way of our children's best interests. In his optimistic, inspiring and practical guide to the new, digital frontier of childhood, he reframes gaming, social media and smartphones to offer fresh, evidence-based advice on how to take a more progressive approach.*Winner of the Spirituality & Practice Book Award as one of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2018.*'Shapiro successfully transforms our worst fears about screen time into excitement about the potential for redesigning childhood around our latest technologies ... It's a necessary book that I urge you to read.' - The Telegraph'Shapiro knows what he's talking about ... Shapiro's arguments are compelling' - USA Today'a thought-provoking, bold read. As a father of two daughters at similar ages to Jordan's children (7 and 9), facing similar challenges and dilemmas, the book provided me with an inspiring and optimistic perspective that's rare in the current media landscape.' - Variety'Timely, essential, and thought-provoking, The New Childhood is the must-read parenting guide for raising 21st century, digitally driven kids. Instead of raising a white flag and giving in to social media and the Internet, Jordan Shapiro tells parents how to embrace technology, stay involved in their children's lives, and prepare them for their future. Read it! I promise you'll rethink your parenting. I couldn't put it down' - Michele Borba, EdD, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About-Me World

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Alice Judge-Talbot
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Alice Judge-Talbot
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Shefali Tsabary
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Shefali Tsabary

'Parents ... you will be wowed and awed by [Dr. Shefali].' - Oprah WinfreyBecome the awakened parent you've always wanted to be and watch your children thrive.All parents have aspirations for their children but for some these hopes turn into unrealistic expectations. In many cases, this puts huge amounts of pressure on children and has the potential to cause real harm, hindering your child's development. Challenging modern myths on how kids should be, Dr Shefali helps parents recognise children for who they truly are instead of holding onto society's impossible ideals.Drawing on Eastern philosophy as well as Western psychology, Dr Shefali offers enlightened, practical advice and explains her radically transformative plan which guarantees that you have confident children and a calm and emotionally connected family.

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Dadlife

Simon Hooper, Father of Daughters
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Simon Hooper, Father of Daughters

'This is the story of my journey into parenthood, from being a 24 year old man-child with no idea of what being a dad involved, to where I find myself today: the single male representative in a household of five women, or in other words, outnumbered. Our house is now known as "the place where silence came to die". It's also where you'll find carpets that are made up of 50% glitter and where there are more pink stuffed animals than at a colour-blind taxidermy specialists. But I wouldn't change a thing. These people are my life.'From uninitiated parents-to-be to those who know the ropes in families large or small, everyone will find something to relate to in Simon's hilarious and chaotic tales of his own home life. His observations of being a father have delighted his hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram: before now dads are often the forgotten ones who carry the luggage, open stiff jars, take photos on holiday, fix broken bikes, go back to work, do the night feeds and make a mean beans on toast with melted cheese without so much as a pat on the back. All too often dads shrink into the background. But not in this book. Forever Outnumbered is an incredibly funny yet emotionally heartfelt ode to modern family life.

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Happy Mum, Happy Baby

Giovanna Fletcher
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Giovanna Fletcher

CONTAINS A BRAND NEW CHAPTERSunday Times Number One Bestseller Happy Mum Happy Baby is now a Number One podcast. A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher.Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other.But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong.Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be.This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

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Teach Yourself Mothercraft

Sister Mary Martin
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Sister Mary Martin

Learn how to have a happy baby and a happy home with this charming guide to the essentials of mothercraft. Keep yourself well, share the journey with your partner, and watch your little one with pride, developing every day under your loving care.Since 1938, millions of people have learned to the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1950.

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The Sober Diaries

Clare Pooley
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Clare Pooley
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The Grief Survival Guide

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Grow!

Trevor Silvester
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Trevor Silvester

Trevor Silvester is a Harley Street therapist and author of Lovebirds who is revolutionising the way we understand human nature.Grow! is a distillation of over 20 years of experience as a therapist applied to the task of raising happy children.Your children develop primarily in response to your influence, says Trevor. Writing with wonderful wit and clarity, he shows why parents need to nurture their own personal growth so their children can grow to become who they want to be. He shows how parents can overcome their own limitations so they don't pass them onto their children, and how best to guide the young toward becoming strong, resilient and fulfilled adults.Trevor identifies two ways of being in the world; we're either in a state of growth or a state of protection, and he argues that our interpretation of childhood events, and modern culture, often needlessly trigger us into a state of protection, leaving us anxious, fearful and unwilling to live life fully. Grow! describes strategies for keeping us, parents and children, in a state of growth.Using eight parenting mantras to guide you, he shares valuable lessons gained from the latest scientific research, as well as many hours in the therapy room. Incorporating them into your parenting will improve your child's wellbeing enormously. Incorporating them into your life will improve everything.To assist in making these new ideas habitual in the shortest space of time, Trevor has also created a series of downloads for you to listen to, using principles of unconscious influence that have been proven to work.

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The Owl at the Window

Carl Gorham
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Carl Gorham

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Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys

Noel Janis-Norton
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Noel Janis-Norton

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Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework

Noel Janis-Norton, Noël Janis-Norton
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Noel Janis-Norton, Noël Janis-Norton

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Self-Reg

Stuart Shanker
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Stuart Shanker

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Mind Body Baby

Ann Bracken
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Ann Bracken

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Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time

Noël Janis-Norton
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Noël Janis-Norton

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Michael Rosen
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Michael Rosen
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Rob Parsons
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Rob Parsons

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Shefali Tsabary
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Shefali Tsabary

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Neil Sinclair
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Neil Sinclair