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How Much Is Enough? Money, Time, Happiness

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/how-much-is-enough-money-time-happiness">How Much Is Enough? Money, Time, Happiness</a>

Book: How Much is Enough by Arun Abey and Andrew Ford. The 2nd Edition of this popular title features an entirely new chapter on the relationship between Kids, Money and Happiness, based on requests from parents for help in this complex area. How can we help our kids achieve emotional resilience and wealth? And why, if we're so rich, aren't we so happy? Read full article

Life at 1

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/life-at-1">Life at 1</a>

DVD: Life at 1 by the ABC is the first instalment in a landmark series that aims to unlock the secrets of child development by following 11 babies and their families for seven years. Made in conjunction with the long-term study in which 10,000 Australian children have been placed under a sociological and scientific microscope, this groundbreaking program focuses on those first formative years to try to discover what creates a happy, healthy child and makes us who we are. Read full article

Thriving! Raising Exceptional Kids with Confidence, Character and Resilience

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/thriving-raising-exceptional-kids-with-confidence-character-and-">Thriving! Raising Exceptional Kids with Confidence, Character and Resilience</a>

Book: Thriving! Raising Exceptional Kids with Confidence, Character and Resilience by Michael Grose. Kids need strong, confident leadership from their parents. Today's kids live with pressures that previous generations didn't have to face. In this no-nonsense book, parenting educator Michael Grose shows us how to be confident family leaders, able to develop real character and resilience in our kids - the keys to their future success. Read full article

The Secret of Happy Children

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/the-secret-of-happy-children">The Secret of Happy Children</a>

Book: The Secret of Happy Children by Steve Biddluph. This book helps you with parent-child communication from babyhood to teens. It gives you confidence to be more yourself as a parent - stronger, more loving, more definite, more relaxed. Steve Biddulph, who has worked as a family therapist for over twenty years, reveals what is really happening inside kids' minds, and what to do about it. Read full article

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/the-complete-secrets-of-happy-children">The Complete Secrets of Happy Children</a>

Book: The Complete Secrets of Happy Children by Steve Biddulph. This book is a special, combined edition of the highly acclaimed best-sellers "The Secrets of Happy Children" and "More Secrets of Happy Children". Parents will discover what's really happening inside kid's minds, and what to do about it. And you will find out how to be a stronger, more loving, more definite and more relaxed parent. Also covered are important concerns of parents today such as: how to help toddlers and children feel secure and settled; discipline methods that work (without hitting or yelling); making sure your love gets through; being the best kind of dad; and the childcare dilemma. Read full article

The Spoilt Generation

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/the-spoilt-generation">The Spoilt Generation</a>

Book: The Spoilt Generation by Aric Sigman. The author writes about his views on why restoring authority will make our children and society happier. Dr Sigman, father of four, discusses children's sense of entitlement, the effects of technology, parental guilt and what he calls the compensation culture. He writes about his views on parents redefining their roles and raising better behaved, happier children. Read full article

Friday Happiness - Can You Keep a Secret?

Video: 2 Minutes with Yvette Vignando excitedly sharing a sneak preview of Mr 8's (soon to be Mr 9) birthday present. Only watch this video if you can keep a secret - because it's not his birthday yet and news travels fast online! Share some happiness and take 2 minutes to watch it. Read full article

Raising the Best Possible Child

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/raising-the-best-possible-child">Raising the Best Possible Child</a>

Book: Occupational Therapist, Jo Jackson-King has written a book for parents that shows them how to encourage their children to make the most of their natural temperaments. This book gives parents up to date information on topics including childcare, leaving a child to cry, discipline, physical and emotional milestones and education. There are also sections on teaching your child to navigate their own and others' emotions, manage stress and stay focused. Read full article

Heart to Heart Parenting

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/heart-to-heart-parenting">Heart to Heart Parenting</a>

Book: Heart to Heart Parenting by Robin Grille is about nurturing your child's emotional intelligence from conception to school age. More than just a book about raising happy and resilient children, Robin Grille writes about how to create a deep and lasting relationship with your child. Guidance on your child's emotional needs, how to deal with tantrums and how to talk and listen to your child in a way that benefits your child's social development and wellbeing. Read full article

I Have a Sensitive Child - a Discipline Dilemma

<a href="/blogs/sarahliebetrau/2010/11/16/i-have-a-sensitive-child-a-discipline-dilemma">I Have a Sensitive Child - a Discipline Dilemma</a>

My husband and I are pretty much chalk and cheese in many ways. Although we have similar values and priorities in life, it's safe to say we have some pretty different approaches when it comes to parenting. My husband is from a rules-based background where you know what the rules are ... I come from a laissez-faire, lead-by-example background where there was so much else going on for my single mother that rules didn't really enter the equation. Read full article