The Back-Up Plan
By Alice Judge-Talbot
At 27 years old, I found myself with a broken down marriage and two children under two to raise on my own. I had no other option than to survive. Nah, scratch that, I needed to thrive. But where would I begin? I wasn't sure if I knew how to live alone, let alone how to boss it solo with a couple of kids in tow. It's been a hell of a journey signposted with dating fails, money worries and ex-husband woes, but when was a Back-up Plan ever straightforward? This book is the one I needed to read in the lonely 3am darkness of an unfixable marriage, lying next to a man I was sure I didn't want to be tied to anymore but whom I was too scared to leave. This book is the one I needed to read when I picked up my first packet of anti-depressants and read Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation to feel off-the-cuff and cool (but just felt more depressed). This book is the one I needed to read in the infinitely long days that stretched ahead of me alone with two infants, minimal sleep and no hope. This book is the one I needed to read when shamefully I carted my two toddlers to Boots to pick up my very first Morning After Pill after my very first One Night Stand. This book is the I needed to read when my world was about to fall apart.
Baby Food Matters
By Clare Llewellyn, Hayley Syrad
Baby Food Matters makes feeding your child easier. This book sorts through the conflicting advice and includes practical, easy-to-follow guidance on what and how to feed your baby in those all-important first thousand days - from pregnancy to their second birthday. The quality of nutrition a child receives and the way they are fed can have a lasting impact on their future health. Dr Clare Llewellyn and Dr Hayley Syrad, both scientific leaders in this field having published over 100 scientific papers on the topic, separate the myths from the facts and draw on the very latest research to help you decide what is best for your child when it comes to developing healthy eating habits. Baby Food Matters lays out essential nutrition for all infants and toddlers, and describes ways of feeding children with varying eating styles at every crucial stage - from milk-feeding to weaning to eating with the family. Clare and Hayley debate the benefits of breast milk vs. formula milk, explain how to introduce solid foods to your child in a way that will help foster healthy food preferences, suggest strategies for managing fussy eaters and eager eaters, and offer portion size guidance. This important book will help parents make informed choices about how and what to feed their child - and reassure them each step of the way.
Boys Don't Cry
By Tim Grayburn
Meet Tim.For nearly a decade Tim kept his depression secret. It made him feel so weak and shameful he thought it would destroy his whole life if anyone found out. But an unexpected discovery by a loved one forced him to confront his illness and realise there was strength to be found in sharing his story with others. When he finally opened up to the world about what he was going through he discovered he was not alone. Boys Don't Cry is a book that speaks against the stigma that makes men feel like they are less-than for struggling, making sense of depression and anxiety for people who might not recognise those feelings in themselves or others. It is a brutally honest, sometimes heart-breaking (and sometimes funny) tale about what it really takes to be a 'real man', written by one who decided that he wanted to change the status quo by no longer being silent. This is Tim's story, but it could be yours too.
The Blood Sugar Solution
By Mark Hyman
The Beating OCD Workbook: Teach Yourself
By Stephanie Fitzgerald
Are you suffering from OCD?Do you want to learn techniques for overcoming destructive rituals or troubling thoughts?Would you like lasting strategies to help you stay free of OCD for good?This workbook provides an interactive course of CBT to tackle OCD. It doesn't just tell you how to feel better -- by using diagnostic tests, practical exercises and thought challenges, it will show you how to feel better. The coverage includes all the forms and presentations of OCD, while the exercises and support throughout will give you a feeling of real progress. Helpful sections for relatives on how to help you best will all go towards preventing future relapses and help you to regain control of your life for good."A great CBT workbook to guide towards OCD recovery" - Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of www.OCDUK.org
Beat Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome
By Paul Jenner
If you suffer from, or think you might be suffering from, IBS, this book will give you the solutions you need to regain your life. Not only does it explain all the worthwhile therapies, it helps you to identify which one will work for you. By showing you how to work with your doctor, and what the first steps are to beating this distressing condition, it will work through all the areas of your lifestyle which might be contributing, including diet and stress management, as well as making sure you have exactly the right clinical support. It will give you strategies for immediate relief, along with showing how the latest research findings can offer long-term solutions, and explains the benefits of both well-known and less well-known therapies, including:* Exercise* Relaxation and hypnotherapy* Understanding the importance of balance in the gut
Be a Happier Parent with NLP
By Judy Bartkowiak
Be A Happier Parent with NLP will give you exactly the skills you need to raise a confident, secure child in a confident and secure manner. It uses the tried, trusted and proven techniques of neuro-linguistic programming to help tackle areas in which you feel you lack confidence as a parent, while at the same time giving you the skills to help your child be happy, fulfilled and confident themselves. You will find yourself feeling less guilty, more in control, and communicating better with your child - at the same time you will be able to support your child in difficult situations and help them grow into a well-rounded adult.The book is filled not just with practical advice for harassed mums and dads, but also hundreds of NLP exercises which really do work, and which will help you to review your progress, tackle challenging times and generally be a happier parent.
Be a Great Single Parent
By Suzie Hayman
Is this the right book for me?Be a Great Single Parent: Teach Yourself offers a step-by-step, sensible and jargon-free guide to all the things that most concern you, from what being a single parent means to you and your child emotionally, how to cope with the practical realities day-to-day, and how to socialise with parents like yourself and benefit from the many support networks available. There will be plenty of expert emotional support and useful advice for fathers, mothers and other family members whatever their domestic situation, and relevant do's, don'ts and further resources throughout!Be a Great Single Parent includes:Chapter 1: In the beginningChapter 2: Getting over feelings of guilt and failureChapter 3: Helping your children copeChapter 4: Going it aloneChapter 5: Parenting tipsChapter 6: Home aloneChapter 7: ChildcareChapter 8: Money mattersChapter 9: Widening your horizonsChapter 10: New partners - dating and matingTeach Yourself methods:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of navigating the role of single parent. Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Be a Greener Parent
By Lynoa Cattanach
Is this the right book for me?Be a Greener Parent: Teach Yourself gives a parent all the information they need to make informed choices about how to bring up their child in an ethical, environmentally conscious manner. It goes beyond the immediate concerns of washable vs. disposable nappies to provide an all-round approach to a balanced, ethical family and domestic life. It covers everything from pregnancy through childbirth and beyond, and features plenty of advice on how to make ethically informed choices about education, travel, and even issues such as how much clothing and how many toys does your child really need. The approach is centred firmly on a realistic vision of ethical parenting, and offers parents a system whereby they can either make wholly 'green' choices, or can opt for a more convenient and practical approach with a minimum of effort. These unique 'Green Box Guides' in addition to the substantial resources and bibliography featured make this a comprehensive yet accessible handbook for all those who want to take a more ethically aware approach to their family. Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of environmentally friendly parenting.Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Be a Great Step-Parent
By Suzie Hayman
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 INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of PC care.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Be a Great Dad
By Andrew Watson
Be A Great Dad is full of no-pressure, no-agenda advice that works for you and your child. It'll answer all the questions you have and give you supportive suggestions for things that worry you, like work pressures vs sleepless nights and how to support your partner and bond with your child. This book is full of stories from dads who've been there and contains great tips and insight on how to be the best dad you possibly can, whatever your level of involvement. - No-pressure, non-agenda advice on what to do and what not to do before, during and after the birth- Practical strategies for tackling all the things that might concern you, from work/life balance to coping with sleepless nights- Lots of tips and techniques from dads who've been thereNOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of fatherhood.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Be the Best Grandparent
By The Grandparents' Association
Be the Best Grandparent: Teach Yourself gives practical advice and plenty of suggestions for fun activities to do with your grandchildren, whether you are far apart and see them infrequently or if you regularly see them.It also offers support and help for grandparents with caring responsibilities or family conflicts which prevent them from contact.Written on behalf of the UK's leading Grandparenting charity, the book shows a new grandparent how they can support the growth of their grandchild, with advice on behaviour and discipline, and guidance on how to be involved and supportive without interfering.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of building your role as a grandparent.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Be a Great Mum
By Judy Reith
Is this the right book for me?Practical common sense that gives you support for all the things that most concern you- Combines inspiring stories and tips from real mothers- Coaching and motivational techniques to boost your confidence- For all mums - not just working mums and not just those in a 'conventional' family setting- Written by someone who knows what you're feeling - Judy's not just a parent coach, she's also a busy mum of 3Teach Yourself Motherhood is an inspiring yet practical guide designed to address the top ten issues that most concern you, from concerns about whether you're doing it 'right', to finding time to work (or not?), finding time for your children and still finding time for you. It will help you boost your actual parenting skills - building your childrens' confidence and juggling all the many 'plates' that are needed to help you achieve a happy family - while at the same time focusing on your own needs. Throughout the book there will be lots of case studies, tips and supportive insight and advice; at the same time, you will find lots of interactive material which will help you both to understand your own behaviour and to take steps to boost confidence in all the areas where you feel it is lacking. Be a Great Mum includes:Part one - Things all mums think aboutChapter 1: Parenting confidenceChapter 2: Family valuesChapter 3: Family relationshipsPart two - Work or stay at home?Chapter 4: Full-time mumsChapter 5: Working mumsChapter 6: Taking care of youPart three - The world of children and familiesChapter 7: Behaviour always makes senseChapter 8: Choosing childcare and educationChapter 9: Running a familyChapter 10: Enjoy being a mum, create a happy familyTeach Yourself methods:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Boost Your Toddler's Development
By Caroline Deacon
Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don`t have much time, don`t worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.- Gives you a unique insight into your toddler's world- Lots of activities to do together, with checklists and development summaries- Helps you maximise your toddler's progress through play and communicationBoost Your Toddler's Development will provide a unique combination of advice, practical exercises and background information to help your toddler get a head start in life. It will help you understand what your child is thinking, feeling and saying and gives you plenty of information on the important milestones, with checklists for development and practical suggestions for things to do together and ways to help your child get ahead now.
Boost Your Vitality With Ayurveda
By Sarah Lie
Are you looking for a more balanced, natural way of life that is just right for you? Have you visited an Ayurvedic spa, and do you want to find out more? Boost Your Vitality with Ayurveda is your guide to making this ancient healing Indian tradition work for you. You will be able to understand exactly what your 'type' is, before getting expert physical and mental advice on the lifestyle and diet that will work for you. There's also a complete list of effective home remedies for minor ailments, and a full guide to all the country's practitioners - everything you need for a healthy and happy way of life.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of Ayurveda.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Bilingual By Choice
By Virginie Raguenaud
More and more people-hundreds of millions around the world-are living in bilingual homes. In the U.S. alone, more than 54 million people over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home. Yet once children enter school, the pull toward one language becomes stronger and maintaining the bilingual advantage requires a serious family commitment-a bilingual choice. The good news is it's worth it. Research shows that bilingual children are known to have more social, cultural and economic opportunities as they grow to adulthood and that learning a second language from birth can even result in protection against Alzheimer's later in life. Bilingual By Choice provides families with specific activities, games and insights that will show them how to not only teach their kids more than one language but also to help their kids retain and develop those language skills. For parents, educators, immigrants and expatriates, Bilingual by Choice deals directly with the obstacles to sustaining a second language, including unsupportive relatives, issues at school, frequent relocations and discrimination, countering each one with the author's firsthand experience with both sides of the growing-up-bilingual journey, as a child and as a parent. Commit to the choice, and help your children become bilingual-for life.