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Small Fry Outdoors Inspiration for Being Outdoors with Kids

<a href="/parenting-resources/value-of-play/small-fry-outdoors-inspiration-for-being-outdoors-with-kids">Small Fry Outdoors Inspiration for Being Outdoors with Kids</a>

Book: Small Fry Outdoors by Susie Cameron and Katrina Cook. This book helps children find the magic in everyday outdoor activities. The outdoors is a place where kids can get down and dirty with a bug-catcher and magnifying glass in hand. They can be conquering explorers, artists, amateur botanists, pirates or fairies - all in the blink of an eye. Featuring ideas to inspire children, activities are related to the senses and concepts, everyday activities and chores, ideas for rainy days and the seasons. Read full article

Relaxation and Meditation for Children

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CD: Relaxation and Meditation for Children by Dr Gillian Ross. In our busy world it is so important to give children the skills to switch off from the constant barrage of external stimulation and enjoy times of stillness and inner peace’. On learning to relax and to meditate children sleep better, play more creatively, concentrate more effectively and are more confident. Read full article

Real Wired Child - What Parents Need to Know about Kids Online

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Book:Real Wired Child, What Parents Need to Know about Kids Online by Michael Carr-Gregg. How can you protect your kids if you don't know where they are? Do you know the people your daughter chats with online every night? Is your son being cyberbullied? Have you seen the videos your kids are downloading? Michael Carr-Gregg urges parents to venture into the online world inhabited by their children and get in touch with their day-to-day lives. Read full article

Raising Confident Happy Children

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Book: Raising Confident Happy Children by Anthony Gunn. What do you do when your son refuses to go to bed because of the monster in the cupboard? Or when your daughter panics before a school play? Or when the death of the family pet prompts anxiety that you're about to drop off the mortal coil? How can we possibly equip our children with all that they need to grow up confident, resilient and brave? Anthony Gunn, psychologist, author and father of a primary schooler offers forty helpful approaches, explaining common fears and setbacks and how to combat them. Read full article

The Princess Bitchface Syndrome

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Book: The Princess Bitchface Syndrome, Surviving Adolescent Girls by Michael Carr-Gregg. In this book, Michael Carr-Gregg focuses on the special trials of raising adolescent girls today, what to do when your previously quiet, loving daughter becomes a restless, rebellious stranger who behaves like a responsible adult one day and a vampish brat the next. Read full article

Raising and Praising Girls

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Books: Raising and Praising Girls by Elizabeth Hartley - Brewer. In this practical, common-sense guide, it is revealed why understanding and acknowledging girls' unique sensibilities is the key to knowing how to award them with the right sort of praise. Read full article

He'll Be OK - Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men

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Book: He'll Be OK by Celia Lashlie. In this honest, no–nonsense and best–selling book, Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls. With clarity and insight, she offers parents – especially mothers – practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men. Read full article

Growing Great Boys

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Book:Growing Great Boys by Ian Grant. This book shows how to work with the essential character of boys, using understanding and emotional support to raise loyal, passionate, hard-working, sensitive, funny, fearless and strong men. parenting advice for raising great sons, from the vital preschool years through to the challenges of teens. It includes chapters on the roles of mums and dads, and on the special challenges faced by solo parents. Read full article

Daughters and their Dads

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Book: Daughters and their Dads by Bruce Robinson discusses the importance of fathers and father-figures in a daughter's life. Topics include beauty, confidence, respect, drugs, peer pressure, curiosity, values, faith, dad dates, special trips, how women can resolve issues with their fathers and dealing with separation. It contains quotes from over 400 personal interviews with prominent men and women. Read full article

Child Sense

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Book: Child Sense, How to Speak Your Baby's Language by Priscilla Dunstan. Would you like to 'speak' to your baby? Are you worried about abnormal bad behaviour? Or surprised by how different your toddler's temperament is to your own? Most of the everyday conflicts that plague families stem simply from a communication gap between parent and child. Priscilla Dunstan reveals how best to interpret your child's behaviour and maximise their potential for success and happiness in life. Read full article