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Putting Children First, A Handbook for Separated Parents

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Book: Putting Children First, A Handbook for Separated Parents by Karen and Nick Woodall. This book helps mothers and fathers unlock and resolve the conflict around contact with children that can arise during and after separation. Using strategies such as parenting plans, scripted phone calls and parenting meetings, the book will enable separated parents to communicate effectively on all the most important things in their children's lives - and make relaxed arrangements for the continued involvement by both parents with their children. Read full article

Whatever! A Down to Earth Guide to Parenting Teenagers

<a href="/parenting-resources/teenagers/whatever-a-down-to-earth-guide-to-parenting-teenagers">Whatever! A Down to Earth Guide to Parenting Teenagers</a>

Book: Whatever! A Down to Earth Guide to Parenting Teenagers by Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock. a practical guide to help teenagers, their parents and the rest of the family. The book is aimed at helping parents of teenagers find the joy in newly emerging adults, and encourages parents not to concentrate only on the difficulties. It provides parents of teenagers with workable strategies for every situation, which they can put into practice immediately. Read full article

The Spoilt Generation

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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

Raising the Best Possible Child

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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

The Purpose of Boys

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Book:The Purpose of Boys by Michael Gurian states that purpose is vital for the success and happiness of every boy. The book reveals what it takes to best support our sons while still boys, adolescents and young men and their unique needs, weaknesses and strengths. Read full article

Small Fry Play - Inspiration for Creative Play with Kids

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Book: Small Fry Play by Suzie Cameron, Katrina Cook and Sue Cant. This book is bursting with ideas for play that are creative, interactive, engaging and fun. While today′s overly-stimulated children seem to have less time or opportunities to engage in this most simple of childhood activities, Small Fry Play encourages parents and carers to get back to basics and recognise free play as an essential part of their children′s development. Foreward by the multi-talented actor, singer and mother Justine Clarke who is a key presenter on ABC TV′s Play School. Read full article

More Secrets of Happy Children

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Book: More Secrets of Happy Children by Steve Biddulph tackles the important concerns of parents today. It is a book about putting love into action, of knowing what you are doing as a parent and why. Read full article

The Optimistic Child

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Book: The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman.This book shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism These skills can help them combat depression and achieve more academically, in sports and improve their physical health. Read full article

From Here to Paternity

<a href="/parenting-resources/depression-and-bipolar/from-here-to-paternity">From Here to Paternity</a>

Book: What does it mean to become a father? Reporter and feature writer, Sacha Molitorisz chronicles the first year of paternity including sex during and after pregnancy, post-natal depression in men and jealousy fathers can feel towards their babies. Through extensive research and interviews he also investigates the hush-hush aspects of becoming a dad. The book also provides a revealing history of fatherhood and explores the rites and rituals of fatherhood in other cultures. Read full article