These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
May 3, 2016
Gold, Claudia M., author.
Boston : Da Capo Press, 2016.
xxvi, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
"Are children and adolescents being silenced, and their growth stunted in this age of labels, medication, and frantically rushed lives? Claudia Gold reveals the astonishing power of listening in parent/child and doctor/patient relationships. Through vivid and perceptive stories and new insights from neuroscience, Claudia Gold shows how being listened to relieves conflict, builds resilience and actually changes a child's brain. This happens in all kinds of relationships: parent and child, doctor and child, doctor and parent, teacher and student, in the healing of adolescent depression, and in the prevention of postpartum depression. She helps parents and caregivers resist the pressures of hasty diagnoses and make the time and space that children of all ages, and parents themselves, need in order to grow and to flourish"--Provided by publisher.
April 25, 2016
Levy, David, (Gerontologist), author.
Las Vegas, NV : Central Recovery Press, 2016.
xiv, 278 pages ; 25 cm
"In this practical manual, family caregiving expert David Levy sets forth how to evaluate priorities, understand options, and face bedrock issues (legal, financial, emotional, social), so caregivers can make wise and informed decisions for their loved ones, while gaining peace of mind from knowing they did they best they could under the circumstances"-- Provided by publisher.
April 20, 2016
Ybarbo, Alicia, author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2016.
173 pages ; 22 cm
"Told in the same tongue-in-cheek voice as the original, this sequel is full of funny parenting tips and relatable stories for contemporary moms. Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons explores the occasions throughout the year that test every mother's patience and inspire self-deprecating humor and that second glass of wine. With chapters organized by season, the book will teach you how to navigate the bumpy roads of motherhood, learn to laugh at the occasional parenting fail, and maybe even appreciate your own mother"--Amazon.
April 11, 2016
Remer Altmann, Tanya, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
vii, 326 pages ; 21 cm
Getting started with the eleven foundation foods program. The eleven foundation foods ; The program -- Feeding your baby and toddler. Milk matters ; The infant program ; The toddler program ; The preschooler program ; The modern family meal -- Dr. Tanya's advice on tricky issues. Food allergies and food intolerance ; Sugar ; Vegetarian and vegan kids ; Organic, GMO, and OMG ; Weighty issues ; The feeding fix ; The picky eater -- Recipes. Nutritious and delicious recipes.
"A practicing pediatrician, bestselling author, and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics offers a simple, fool-proof, no fuss plan for raising kids who love eating nutritious food. As a pediatrician and mother of three boys, Dr. Tanya Altmann knows that good nutrition is essential for healthy kids. But parents today are bombarded with confusing, and sometimes harmful, information. Nutritional guidelines are constantly changing, and parents don't know who to trust for medically sound, proven advice that works. In How to Feed Your Baby, Dr. Tanya cuts through the noise with a simple program that follows the safest, best practices for feeding babies and young children. She begins with the eleven foundation foods critical to brain development and growth--eggs, prunes, avocado, fish, yogurt/cheese/ milk, nuts, chicken/beans, fruit, green veggies, whole grains, and water--that should be the basis of every child's diet in the three phases of their early life: infancy, toddler, and preschooler. She also offers guidance and information for introducing them into a child's daily diet, and delicious, dietician-developed recipes that will help train young taste buds to enjoy and desire real, whole, non-processed foods. With How to Feed Your Baby parents will save time, money, and stress--and say goodbye to picky eating!"-- Provided by publisher.
April 8, 2016
Dornfest, Asha, author.
New York : Workman Publishing, 2016.
268 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
Pregnancy & postpartum -- Organizing time & space -- Poop, pee & potty -- Sleep -- Bath time & grooming -- Getting dressed -- Food & mealtime -- Health & safety -- Fun & learning -- Travel & outings -- Holidays & special occasions.
"It's the indispensable handbook for the most seat-of-the-pants job there is--raising kids. Drawing from her award-winning blog, ParentHacks.com, which has been sharing MacGyver-like brilliance from real parenting experts-the moms and dads who are in the trenches every day-Parent Hacks presents 134 ingenious tips and shortcuts for simplifying life with little kids, allowing the whole family to take a deep breath and have more fun. What's a parent hack? It can be as simple as putting the ketchup under the hot dog--minimizing the mess. Strapping baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim her fingernails. Stashing a wallet and keys in a clean disposable diaper at the beach-who would ever poke through what looks like a used Pamper? Using painter's tape to baby proof outlets while traveling. On every page find unconventional solutions for those everyday challenges arranged by category from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Food & Mealtime, Travel & Outings, and more. Plus dozens of useful lists-8 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained on a Plane, 13 Uses for Non-Slip Shelf Liners, the unexpected practical sides of pool noodles, zip-top plastic bags, and over-the-door shoe organizers"-- Provided by publisher.
April 7, 2016
Ehrensaft, Diane, author.
New York, NY : Experiment, 2016.
xvi, 285 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword / by Norman Spack -- Who is the gender creative child? -- What's your gender? : from boxes to spectrums to webs to gender infinity -- The gender spread : apples, oranges, and fruit salad -- When it's gender and something else or something else -- It takes a gender creative parent to negotiate the gender maze -- If gender is expansive, wherefore a shrink? -- Do we want a doctor in the house? -- Into the streets/onto the screens -- What's left to learn? -- Notes -- References -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the author.
April 1, 2016
Phelan, Thomas W., 1943- author.
xx, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Parenting : long hours, no pay, excellent benefits -- Building a solid foundation for parenting. Orientation to the parenting profession ; Your job as a parent ; Challenging the little adult assumption ; Avoiding the two biggest discipline mistakes -- Controlling obnoxious behavior : parenting job 1. Getting results through counting ; Advice for nearly any counting challenge ; Disciplining your child in public Real-life story 1 : The case of the temper tantrum terrorist ; How to handle sibling rivalry, tantrums, pouting, and lying ; Real-life-story 2 : The incredible case of the traveling troublemakers ; Getting started with counting -- Managing testing and manipulation. Recognizing the six types of testing and manipulation ; Tales from the trenches -- Encouraging good behavior : parenting job 2. Establishing positive routines ; Getting up and out in the morning ; Cleaning up and chores ; Surviving suppertime ; Tackling the homework problem ; Going to bed-- and staying there! ; Real-life story 3 : The case of bedlam at bedtime ; Managing your expectations -- Strengthening your relationships with your children : parenting job 3. Sympathetic listening ; Real-life story 4 : The case of the fickle friends ; The dangers of over-parenting ; Real magic : one-on-one fun ; Solving problems together -- Enjoying your new family life. Staying consistent ; Your happy, healthy family.
"Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but every family faces challenges that can be frustrating and overwhelming. For more than twenty-five years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan's 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally intelligent children and build happier, healthier families-all through an easy-to-understand program that you'll swear 'works like magic'"-- Amazon.com.
March 31, 2016
vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
What is it with boys? -- The three stages of boyhood -- Testosterone! -- How boys' and girls' brains differ -- What dads can do -- Mothers and sons -- Developing a healthy sexuality -- A revolution is schooling -- Boys and sports -- A community challenge.
Explores the development of boys from birth to manhood and includes sections on bullying, online pornography, social media, and how boys' and girls' brains differ.
March 18, 2016
Graff, Brett, author.
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 2015.
247 pages ; 21 cm
"Most parents will do just about anything to secure happy lives and bright futures for their kids. Add in competition with other parents and near-constant pressure, their drive to give their kids the best of everything can backfire, setting back the child and the household finances. Not Buying It proves that sound, rational decision-making about spending is far more beneficial for our kids than purchases made out of fear, pressure and confusion. With Graff's guidance, you'll confidently create the financial strategy that's best for your family, not the one pushed by marketers or practiced by your neighbors." -- Amazon.com
March 17, 2016
Forehand, Rex L. (Rex Lloyd), 1945-
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2010.
xvi, 268 pages ; 23 cm
I. Understanding your strong-willed child's behavior. 1. Strong-willed behavior and how it all begins ; 2. Why is my child becoming even more strong-willed? ; 3. It takes more than just good parenting ; 4. Does my child have ADHD? -- II. Addressing strong-willed behavior : a five-week program. 5. Does my child's behavior really need to change? ; 6. Week 1 : attending ; 7. Week 2 : rewarding ; 8. Week 3 : ignoring ; 9. Week 4 : giving instructions ; 10. Week 5 : using time-outs ; 11. Integrating your parenting skills -- III. Creating a strong foundation for behavior change. 12. Changing the nature of family life ; 13. Improving your communication skills ; 14. Developing more patience ; 15. Building positive self-esteem ; 16. Teaching your child basic social skills -- IV. Solving some common behavior problems : additional recommendations. 17. Specific problem behaviors. Temper tantrums ; Aggressive behavior ; Mealtime behavior problems ; Dressing problems ; Behavior problems in the car ; Bedtime and sleep problems ; Lying ; Sibling rivalry ; Behavior problems at preschool/school -- Appendix : resources for parents and professionals.
Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child's self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child's behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems. The completely revised and updated edition includes: new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment.
March 7, 2016
Shumaker, Heather, author.
New York : Tarcher, 
xvii, 363 pages ; 23 cm
Risk and independence. Safety second ; It's OK not to kiss Grandma ; Model mistakes ; It's OK to talk to strangers -- Navigating technology. Embrace Amish iPads ; Discipline your phone -- Children's rights at school. Recess is a right ; Ban elementary homework ; Opt out of harmful homework ; Don't sign here -- More rights at school. Reconfigure kindergarten ; Banish calendars at circle time ; Don't force participation -- Sorrow, empathy, and disaster. Don't remove ogres from books ; Deal with news disasters ; Share unfair history -- Mean words and princess power. Princesses are powerful ; Mean words matter ; Give whiners R-E-S-P-E-C-T -- Renegade rules in the real world. Families are not entertainment centers ; Relax.
"This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way."-- Provided by publisher.
February 9, 2016
Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy, 1953- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2015.
xvii, 505 pages ; 21 cm
Understanding spirit. Who is the spirited child? ; A different point of view: building on the strengths ; What makes kids spirited?: why they do what they do ; Matches and mismatches: parents and kids fitting together -- Working with spirit. Extrover or introvert: finding the energy to cope ; Intensity: diffusing your child's strong emotions begins with you ; Intensity: teaching your child self-regulation skills ; Meltdowns: what to do when everything falls apart ; Persistence: choosing your battles, when to say yes ; Persistence: choosing your battles, saying no ; Sensitivity: understanding how they feel ; Distractible or perceptive: helping them hear our directions ; Adaptability: making transitions easier ; Regularity, energy, first reactoin, and mood: understanding the "bonus" traits -- Living with spirit. Planning for success: predicting and preventing the trouble spots ; Bedtime and night waking ; Mealtime ; Getting dressed -- Socializing with spirit. Getting along with other kids ; Holiday and vacation hot spots ; Success in school -- Enjoying spirit. Epilogue: the rose in my garden.
The spirited child - often called "difficult" or "strong willed" - possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited children are wired to be "more"; by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and more uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this newly revised third edition of the award-winning classic, Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka provides vivid examples of real-life challenges and a refreshingly positive viewpoint.
January 22, 2016
Olson, Andrea, author.
Asheville, NC : The Tiny World Company, 2015, c2013. ©2013
v, 517 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"For babies 0-18 months"--cover.
A guide to non-coercive potty training for toddlers 18 months and up.
January 21, 2016
Corte Madera, CA : Bay Island Books, ©2010.
v, 88 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Why do I say that? : reasons we say the wrong things -- Change your words, change a child : making it work -- What do children hear? : our confusing language -- A child by any other name : labels and nicknames -- Do what I say, or else : threats and bribes -- How are you feeling : handling emotions -- What a shame! : the inner critic -- Everybody has a body : keeping the messages clear -- Power paradox : it's not about control.
December 28, 2015
New York : Jeremy P.Tarcher/Penguin Random House, 
xii, 303 pages ; 21 cm
Know thy child -- The power of play -- Understanding emotion -- The art of forgiveness -- Empathy matters -- Speak your mind: building assertiveness skills -- Embracing differences -- In support of passion -- Reducing childhood stress -- The anxious child -- When frustration strikes -- Happy parents raising happy kids.
"With all the parenting information out there and the constant pressure to be the "perfect" parent, it seems as if many parents have lost track of one very important piece of the parenting puzzle: raising happy kids. Parenting today has gotten far too complicated. It's never been the easiest job in the world, but with all the "parenting advice" parents are met with at every corner, it's hard not to become bewildered. It seems that in the past it was a good deal simpler. You made sure there was dinner on the table and the kids got to school on time and no one set anything on fire, and you called it a success. But today everybody has a different method for dealing with the madness--attachment parenting, free-range parenting, mindful parenting. And who is to say one is more right or better than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we just want our kids to be happy. It seems like a no-brainer, right? But in the face of all the many parenting theories out there, happiness feels like it has become incidental. That's where The Happy Kid Handbook by child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley comes in. She shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children. It's not about giving in every time your child wants something so they won't feel bad when you say no, or making sure that they're taking that art class, and the ballet class, and the soccer class (to help with their creativity and their coordination and all that excess energy). Happiness is about parenting the individual, because not every child is the same, and not every child will respond to parenting the same way. By exploring the differences among introverts, extroverts, and everything in between, this definitive guide to parenting offers parents the specific strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective. A back-to-basics guide to parenting, The Happy Kid Handbook is a must-have for any parent hoping to be the best parent they can be"-- Provided by publisher.
December 23, 2015
Karp, Harvey, author.
New York : Bantam Books, 
xxv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Ancient Secrets About Crying Babies -- Part One. Why Babies Cry, and Why Some Cry So Much -- 1. Babies: A New Insight -- 2. Crying: Our Infants' Ancient Survival Tool -- 3. The Dreaded Colic: A "CRYsis" for the Whole Family -- 4. The Top Five Colic Theories, and Why They're (Mostly) Wrong -- The True Cause of Colic: The Missing Fourth Trimester -- Part Two. The Ancient Art of Soothing a Baby -- 6. The Fourth Trimester: The Woman Who Mistook Her Baby for a Horse -- 7. The Key to Happy Babies: The Calming Reflex and the 5 S's -- 8. 1st S: Swaddling--A Feeling of Pure "WRAPture" -- 9. 2nd S: Side/Stomach--Your Baby's Feel-Good Position -- 10. 3rd S: Shushing--Your Baby's Favorite Soothing Sound -- 11. 4th S: Swinging--Moving in Rhythm with Your Baby -- 12. 5th S: Sucking--The Icing on the Cake -- 13. The Cuddle Cure: Finding Your Baby's Favorite Mix of S's -- 14. Other Colic Remedies: From Old Wives' Tales to Proven Soothers -- 15. The Magical 6th S: Sleep! -- Conclusion: The Fourth Trimester Ends ... and a Rainbow Appears -- Appendix A. Red Flags and Red Alerts: When Should You Call the Doctor? -- Appendix B. The New Parent's Survival Guide--Ten Key Tips -- Bibliography -- Index.
"A completely revised and updated second edition of one of the most popular and bestselling parenting books of all time, by America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp. Harvey Karp, M.D. shares his groundbreaking approach to calming your new baby's crying and transforming your infant into the happiest baby on the block! His highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: 1. Create the Fourth Trimester: How to re-create the womblike atmosphere your newborn baby still yearns for. 2. Find the Calming Reflex: An "off switch" all babies are born with, which quickly soothes fussing and crying. 3. Use the 5 S's: Five easy methods to turn on your baby's amazing calming reflex. 4. Apply the Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S's to calm even colicky babies. THOROUGHLY REVISED SECOND EDITION"-- Provided by publisher.
December 14, 2015
Fein, Deborah, author.
xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Suspecting that your baby or toddler may have autism spectrum disorder or another developmental delay can be scary and overwhelming. But there is a lot you can do to help, even while waiting for an evaluation or early intervention. In this easy-to-navigate guide, leading experts present more than 100 games and activities designed to support development in children from birth to age 3. Your child's daily routines are transformed into learning opportunities that promote crucial abilities, like how to imitate others or use simple hand gestures to convey wants and needs. As a parent, you are the most important person in your child's life. Now you can be the best teacher, too.
December 1, 2015
Lozowick, Lee, 1943-2010.
Prescott, Ariz. : Hohm Press, c2010.
x, 345 p. ; 23 cm.
The context for conscious parenting -- Good beginnings : conscious conception, pregnancy, birth, and nursing -- Enough & never enough : love & affection, and attention -- Impressions upon innocence -- Just like us : role models -- Drawing a line : the challenge of responsible boundaries -- No excuse! : on child abuse -- Speaking the truth : language and honesty -- Education for life : life in continuum, the context of education and home-schooling -- Child's play : emotions, energy management and fighting -- Body and soul : food, health, sex and God -- Radical vision in the 21st century -- Sanctuary and spaciousness : what our teenagers need -- Spiritual practice for parents.
Contains a guide to parenting, in which parents must make being a parent their top priority, from conception throughout the child's life, and discusses topics including role models, honesty, language, education, and religion.
November 30, 2015
Peterson, Charlotte, author.
xv, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color ; 24 cm
Parenting lessons from around the world -- Attachment -- Mindful parenting of infants -- Parenting styles in the United States -- Mindful parenting for toddlers and young children -- Brain development: the power of nurturing -- Stresses faced by modern families -- Modern parents: balancing careers and children -- Appendix: Indicators of children in crisis.
Brings together Dr. Peterson's village interviews, observations, research, and over thirty-five years of work as a psychologist to teach modern parents how to raise healthier, more well-balanced, and kinder children. It includes creative ideas from parents who are currently adopting these practices and balancing other aspects of their personal, career, and financial responsibilities to assure their children get the support they need to thrive. --Publisher's description.
October 7, 2015
Shortall, Jessica, author.
New York, NY : Abrams Image, 2015.
208 pages ; 24 cm
Getting ready for the insanity. The basics of making milk ; Meet your pump ; Pumping school ; Bottles and freezer stash ; Pumping couture ; Breastfeeding rights at work -- Your boobs at work. What you'll need at work ; Talking to your boss about your breasts ; Time, privacy, and awkward coworkers ; Pumping in strange places -- Road trip! Doing your business on a business trip ; The Mile-High Milk Club ; Traveling with your baby -- Oh sh*t : what to do when things go wrong. Supply and supplementing ; Weaning ; Surviving disasters ; All the feelings.
October 1, 2015
Flake, Emily, 1977-
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
September 25, 2015
New York : Touchstone, 
x, 277 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- 1. In the Beginning... -- 2. When to Start -- 3. Myths and Misconceptions -- 4. Mental Preparation -- 5. Ditch the Diapers! The How-To -- 6. Nighttime Training -- 7. Block One Drama -- 8. Block Two and Three Dilemmas -- 9. Block Four and All the Rest -- 10. Poop -- 11. Prior Attempts at Potty Training -- 12. Day Cares and Other Caregivers -- 13. Behavior vs. Potty Training -- 14. Elimination Communication -- 15. Younger Than Twenty Months, Older Than Three Years -- 16. The Reset -- 17. Special Circumstances -- 18. My Final Answers -- 19. Random Tips and Questions -- 20. Parting Words, Mama-à-Mama -- Dad's Cheat Sheet -- Cheat Sheet for Parents -- Jamie's Top Twelve Questions from Parents.
"Toilet-training expert Jamie Glowacki's self-published OH CRAP! POTTY TRAINING has sold more than 40,000 copies and has been the "dirty little secret" of moms on message boards and in parenting groups for years. Now, this proven, 6-step plan (called "the WHAT TO EXPECT of potty training books" for its comprehensive, no-nonsense voice) is available to the general trade audience for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.
September 23, 2015
Bernstein, Jeffrey, 1961-
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Press, a memeber of Perseus Books Group, 
xxiii, 310 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: This is not what I expected parenting to be like -- Day 1: Grasping why your child acts defiantly -- Day 2: Understanding your defiant child -- Day 3: Coaching yourself around the yelling trap -- Day 4: Rising above power struggles -- Day 5: Reinforcing the positive changes in your child -- Day 6: Discipline without desperation -- Day 7: Rallying family support -- Day 8: Lessening defiance at school -- Day 9: Overcoming stubborn obstacles -- Day 10: Reducing defiance for the long run -- Appendix 1: Determining if your child needs professional help -- Appendix 2: Further considerations with age-specific guidelines for managing your child in cyberspace -- Appendix 3: Guide to handling defiant students.
September 21, 2015
Mount Pleasant, SC : Parent-Wise Solutions, c2012.
150 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
September 17, 2015
Ezzo, Gary, author.
Mount Pleasant, SC : Parent-Wise Solutions, 
279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Right beginnings -- Feeding philosophies -- Babies and sleep -- Facts on feeding -- Managing your baby's day -- Waketimes and naps -- When your baby cries -- Colic, reflux and the inconsolable baby -- Topic pool -- Multiple births: the endless party -- Appendix 1: Taking care of baby and mom -- Appendix 2: What to expect and when -- Appendix 3: Problems solving -- Appendix 4: Monitoring your baby's growth -- Appendix 5: Healthy baby growth charts.
Teaches parents about synchronized feedings so their baby will establish cycles for wake time and nighttime, giving both parent and child the rest they need.