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Beyond the Baby Blues

<a href="/parenting-resources/depression-and-bipolar/beyond-the-baby-blues">Beyond the Baby Blues</a>

Beyond the Baby Blues is the first comprehensive Australian resource guide to perinatal depression and anxiety (PND). Readers receive solid scientific advice combined with the experiences of individuals and families affected and the professionals who treat them. The book includes the scientific explanation for PND that will come as a relief to many and an exploration of perinatal screening. Caring professionals, family members and friends explain how they helped PND sufferers, as well as how their involvement affected their own lives, while self-care strategies will help parents take care of themselves and their families throughout life. Read full article

Life Overload - Immediate Life Saving Strategies from a Stress Expert

<a href="/parenting-resources/anger/life-overload-immediate-life-saving-strategies-from-a-stress-expert">Life Overload - Immediate Life Saving Strategies from a Stress Expert</a>

Overloaded? Overwhelmed? Overtired? Not enough time to enjoy life? Need to change but feel too busy to make a change? Read on...Are you the type of person who starts a new sentence before finishing the old one? Who can't sleep at night because the brain is ticking away with unfinished tasks? Who keeps working harder and harder only to have less and less spare time? Who is so busy 'doing' you have no time for 'living'? Then you may be suffering from life overload! If you are interested in regaining your sanity and living a happier, less stressful life then "Life Overload" is for you. Read full article

Edie Amelia and the Monkey Shoe Mystery

<a href="/parenting-resources/happy-children/edie-amelia-and-the-monkey-shoe-mystery">Edie Amelia and the Monkey Shoe Mystery</a>

While checking that her party outfit for her ninth birthday is in order, Edie Amelia Sparks discovers that one of her most treasured possessions - a red monkey shoe with a crimson tassel on the toe - is missing. With the help of her unusual dog Mr Pants, and her arch nemesis/best friend Cheesy Chompster, Edie Amelia sets out to solve the mystery of the missing shoe. A fantastically imaginative story from the well-known actor turned author and columnist, Sophie Lee. Read full article

Edie Amelia and the Runcible River Fever

<a href="/parenting-resources/happy-children/edie-amelia-and-the-runcible-river-fever">Edie Amelia and the Runcible River Fever</a>

A mysterious illness with very strange symptoms is spreading through Runcible, throwing the townsfolk into a panic. Edie Amelia Sparks, nine-year-old detective extraordinaire, sets out to investigate. Together with her new best friend Cheesy Chompster and Mr Pants, her French bulldog, Edie begins the hunt for a cure. The adventurers encounter some rather unusual things along the way, including: a flan-eating dog people in colourful jumpsuits a dastardly theft a motorised pram some very distressed alpacas and a solution that's right before their eyes Read full article

Love Wisdom Motherhood - Conversations with Inspiring Women

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/love-wisdom-motherhood-conversations-with-inspiring-women">Love Wisdom Motherhood - Conversations with Inspiring Women</a>

Jessica Rowe, broadcaster, writer and mother, interviews eleven women about what it means to be a mother. Jessica Rowe reveals the obstacles encountered along the way, the joys, heartache, myths and realities. The conversations are very honest and feature women such as Elizabeth Broderick, Lisa McCune, Wendy Harmer, Tina Arena, Maggie Tabberer and Gail Kelly. An inspirational and reassuring book for mothers. Read full article

Parenting With Soul

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For parents looking for more soul in their life and wanting to enjoy an active inner life while wrangling kids, nappies, crayons and odd socks. Sally Collings writes about making spirituality a party of a family's everyday life - turning things we do daily into opportunities to practise mindfulness, gratitude, love and generosity. Sharing an eclectic blend of practices from some of the world's great faith traditions. Read full article

When My Husband Does the Dishes ...

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/when-my-husband-does-the-dishes">When My Husband Does the Dishes ...</a>

When My Husband Does the Dishes . . . is about love in real life. It's about what marriage looks like after three children and 150 years of togetherness. It's about little white lies and boxer shorts on the floor and eating frankfurts for dinner every night. "It's my life" says author Kerri Sackville. "And I suspect it could be yours too." It is part memoir, part faux guide to marriage and motherhood and a must read for all women. It is accurate, clever and very, very funny. Read full article

Helping Your Baby to Sleep

<a href="/parenting-resources/happy-children/helping-your-baby-to-sleep">Helping Your Baby to Sleep</a>

This book is about responsive parenting. It is about how babies thrive when parents are sensitive to their needs - during the day and the night. It looks at baby sleep and shows that babies wake up at night and need help to settle for many good reasons, as frustrating as this may be to their parents. Read full article

How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

<a href="/parenting-resources/teenagers/how-to-talk-so-teens-will-listen-and-listen-so-teens-will-talk">How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk</a>

Internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have helped millions of families with their breakthrough, bestselling books "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" and "Siblings Without Rivalry". Now, they return with this lively, down-to-earth guide that tackles today's tough issues. Within these pages you'll discover the innovative Faber & Mazlish approach to maintaining a candid, open, mutually respectful dialogue between parents and teens. Read full article

Winter of Our Disconnect

<a href="/parenting-resources/academic-success/winter-of-our-disconnect">Winter of Our Disconnect</a>

This is a parenting biography with a difference - 6 months in the lives of a family with three teenagers who somehow survived unplugged from technology, just. For any parent who's ever sent a text to their child at the dinner table - or yanked the modem from its socket in a show of primal parental rage - this account of one family's self-imposed exile from the Information Age will leave you ROFLing with recognition. But it may also challenge you to take stock of your own family connections, to create a media ecology that encourages kids - and parents - to thrive. Read full article