New Arrivals · Parenting

May 22, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Positive discipline : the first three years

May 21, 2015
Nelsen, Jane.
New York : Harmony Books, [2015]
xii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Revised edition of the authors' Positive discipline : the first three years : from infant to toddler-- laying the foundation for raising a capable, confident child.
Prologue : by the children -- section I. Life with baby -- 1. Welcoming baby -- 2. Positive discipline principles for your family -- 3. The miraculous brain -- 4. Getting to know your young child -- section II. Your developing child -- 5. How do I begin? -- 6. The development of emotional skills and language -- 7. Trust versus mistrust -- 8. Autonomy versus doubt and shame -- 9. Understanding age-appropriate behavior -- 10. Temperament -- section III. Your child's world -- 11. The art of encouragement -- 12. Perspective and planning ahead -- 13. Sleeping -- 14. "Open wide...please?" -- 15. Toileting -- 16. Getting along in the great big world -- section IV. The world outside your home -- 17. Nurtured by nature -- 18. Wired minds -- 19. Who's watching the kids? -- 20. If your child has special needs -- 21. Growing as a family -- Conclusion.
"The celebrated Positive Discipline brand of parenting books presents the revised and updated third edition of their readable and practical guide to communicating boundaries to very young children and solving early discipline problems to set children up for success. Over the years millions of parents have used the amazingly effective strategies of Positive Discipline to raise happy, well-behaved, and successful children. Research has shown that the first three years in a child's life are a critical moment in their development, and that behavior patterns instilled during that time can have profound implications for the rest of a child's life. Hundreds of thousands of parents have already used the advice in Positive Discipline: The First Three Years to help set effective boundaries, forge strong foundations for healthy communication, and lay the groundwork for happy and respectful relationships with their young children. Now this classic title has been revised and updated to reflect the latest neuroscientific research and developments in positive discipline parenting techniques." --Publisher description.

The journey of the heroic parent : your child's struggle & the road home

May 12, 2015
Reedy, Brad M., PhD.
New York : Regan Arts, ©2015.
xxi, 231 p. ; 24 cm.
Raising a child struggling with mental health issues, addictions, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or just the normal angst associated with growing up can be frightening and overwhelming. Every day you face heartbreaking situations. As a therapist and parent educator, Dr. Reedy has helped thousands of families replace their anxiety and confusion with clarity, insight, and empowerment. This book provides a way for you to effect positive change in your own behavior. By embarking on this journey you will step out of your comfort zone and will come to better understand your child.

Peaceful parent, happy siblings : how to stop the fighting and raise friends for life

May 12, 2015
Markham, Laura, author.
New York, New York : Perigee, 2015.
xxvi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Child, please : how Mama's old-school lessons helped me check myself before I wrecked myself

May 12, 2015
Caviness, Ylonda Gault, author.
xv, 300 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Introduction Child, Please -- Get Ready, You Mutha, for teh Big Payback -- Ain't It Funky Now? -- Don't Start Smelling Yourself -- Check Yourself before You Wreck Yourself --Let's Take It to the Bridge -- Gotta Fight the Power That Be -- Some Try to Fool You; Some Try to School You -- Oops! Upside the Head -- Three the Hard Way -- Talking Loud and Saying Nothing -- Don't Let the Mother-Suckers Get You Down -- Feeling Froggy? -- Did I Stutter? -- They Call It Stormy Monday (...but Tuesday's Just as Bad) -- A Brand-New Bag -- Go 'Head on--Wit'cha Bad Self -- What We 'Bout to Do Right Here Is Go Back -- Act Like You Got Some Sense -- Reunited 'Cause We Understood -- One Nation under a Groove -- Sho' You Right -- Acknowledgments.
"In this wise and funny memoir, Ylonda Gault Caviness describes her journey to the realization that all the parenting advice she was obsessively devouring as a new parent didn't mean scratch compared to her mama's old school wisdom as a strong black woman and mother"-- Provided by publisher.

The spiritual child : the new science on parenting for health and lifelong thriving

May 6, 2015
Miller, Lisa (Clinical psychologist)
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 374 pages ; 24 cm
"In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: *are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances *are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers *are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex *have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's--as well as their own--well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth."-- Provided by publisher.

Relax, it's just God : how and why to talk to your kids about religion when you're not religious

April 22, 2015
Russell, Wendy Thomas, author.
Long Beach, CA : Brown Paper Press, ©2015.
xii, 179 pages ; 21 cm
A rapidly growing demographic cohort in America, non-religious parents are at the forefront of a major and unprecedented cultural shift. Unable to fall back on what they were taught as children, many of these parents are struggling--or simply failing--to address complicated religious questions and issues with their children in ways that promote curiosity, kindness, and independence. Author Wendy Thomas Russell sifts through hard data--including the results of her own survey of 1,000 nonreligious parents--and delivers gentle but straightforward advice to this often-overlooked segment of the American population. With a thoughtful voice infused with humor, Russell seamlessly merges scientific thought, scholarly research, and everyday experience with respect for a full range of ways to view the world.

Not what I expected : help and hope for parents of atypical children

April 6, 2015
Eichenstein, Rita.
New York, New York : Penguin Group, 2015.
xii, 256 pages ; 21 cm
"A Perigee book"

Easy to love, difficult to discipline : the seven basic skills for turning conflict into cooperation

April 1, 2015
Bailey, Rebecca Anne, 1952-
New York : Quill, 2002.
x, 285 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, 2000.
Have you ever opened your mouth to discipline your child and your parents' nastiest words tumble out? In an era when most parenting books focus on the child, this book supports parents in dealing more positively with themselves as well as their toddler-to-school-age children, offering specific tools to stop policing and pleading with kids and start being the parents we want to be. Based on Dr. Bailey's more than 25 years of work with children, this book explains that how we discipline ourselves is ultimately how we discipline our children. Her "Seven Powers for Self-Control" dramatically increase our ability to keep our cool with our children. These correspond to "Seven Basic Discipline Skills" we can use with our children in conflict situations. As children internalise these skills, they naturally learn "Seven Values for Living," which include integrity, respect, compassion, and responsibility.

Tantrums! : managing meltdowns in public and private

February 20, 2015
Phelan, Thomas W., 1943- author.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois : ParentMagic, Inc., 2014.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Lesson I, What to think. Attitude adjustment ; Anatomy of a tantrum ; The B.A.D. Syndrome ; Let's get this right! : lesson I summary -- Lesson II, What to do. Boot camp ; The battle plan ; Our terrible tantrums ; Let's get this right : lesson II summary -- Lesson III, What if? FAQs : troubleshooting ; Out in public ; Let's get this right! : lesson III summary.
Noting that of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, temper tantrums may be the most upsetting, this handbook arms confused and frustrated parents with simple, easy-to-follow directions on how to best manage the problem and guide kids appropriately. Readers will learn the three main causes of temper tantrums, the true power of the "10-Second Rule," the anatomy of a typical tantrum, and the chief problems with attempting to reason with or distract a child. A sound and effective tantrum-management plan is critical to the well being of everyone in the family, and this book details an effortless four-step process for marshalling tantrums as well as guidance on how to handle dreaded tantrums in public places, allowing parents to no longer fear tantrums and regain control of their own homes.

Eat, play, sleep : the essential guide to your baby's first three months

February 19, 2015
DeSouza, Luiza, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
xxvii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

1-2-3 magic

February 17, 2015
Phelan, Thomas W., 1943-
iv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Effective discipline for children 2-12"--Cover.
This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. By means of three easy to follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behavior, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the parent-child relationship, avoiding the "Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit" syndrome that frustrates so many parents. Ten strategies for building a child's self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect from the child are discussed, as well as tips on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. New advice about kids and technology and new illustrations bring this essential parenting companion completely up to date.

Raising positive kids in a negative world

February 9, 2015
Ziglar, Zig.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2002.
ix, 245 pages ; 22 cm

More than happy : the wisdom of Amish parenting

January 28, 2015
Miller, Serena, 1950-
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015.
viii, 326 pages ; 24 cm

The good sleeper : the essential guide to sleep for your baby--and you

January 21, 2015
Kennedy, Janet Krone.
xv, 286 pages ; 21 cm
"A Holt Paperback"
"Cry it out or co-sleep? Bassinet or swing? White noise machine or Bach? How many hours anyway? For something so important, there's too much conflicting information about how best to get your baby to sleep through the night and nap successfully during the day. This book is a straightforward, no-nonsense answer to one of the biggest challenges new parents face when they welcome a brand new baby home. This book is written for exhausted parents, giving them immediate access to the information they need. Reassuring and easy to understand, Dr. Kennedy addresses head-on the fears and misinformation about the long-term effects of crying and takes a bold stand on controversial issues such as co-sleeping and attachment parenting. With polarizing figures and techniques dominating the marketplace--and spawning misinformation across the internet--Dr. Kennedy's methods and practices create an extensively researched and parent-tested approach to sleep training that takes both babies' and parents' needs into account to deliver good nights and days of sleep, and no small dose of peace of mind. THE GOOD SLEEPER is a practical, empowering--and even entertaining--guide to help parents understand infant sleep. This research-based book will teach parents the basics of sleep science, determine how and when to intervene, and provide tools to solve even the most seemingly impossible sleep problems"-- Provided by publisher.

Watch my baby grow

January 16, 2015
Bhattacharya, Shaoni, author.
220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Photo journal - Recording Melissa's first year -- Newborn -- Senses -- Growing and learning -- Communication -- Becoming an individual.
"By following the journey of one child and her family, Watch My Baby Grow looks at a baby's developing abilities, from birth, over the course of a year. In the light of new scientific knowledge, this book explores every area of a baby's progress, and provides a fascinating insight into what it's really like from a baby's point of view."--p. 4 of jacket.

Making grateful kids : the science of building character

January 14, 2015
Froh, Jeffrey J.
274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Caring for your baby and young child : birth to age 5

January 8, 2015
New York : Bantam books, 2014.
xix, 917 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Now in its 6th edition, the mega-bestselling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 (CFYBYC) is the most thorough and respected consumer book dedicated to early child care, reviewed and revised with state-of-the-art advice from the most trusted authority: The American Academy of Pediatrics. CFYBYC always addresses the latest medical research and recommended practices as well as the voiced concerns from their regular parent focus groups, ensuring a book that is thoroughly up-to-date and emminently useful"-- Provided by publisher.

More love, less panic : 7 lessons I learned about life, love, and parenting after we adopted our son from Ethiopia

December 30, 2014
Knobler, Claude.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
xii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"In this heartwarming and hilarious memoir, Claude Knobler describes how he learned the hard way that the apple actually can fall far from the tree-and that's Okay. Already the biological parents of a seven-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter, Claude Knobler and his wife decided to adopt Nati, a five-year-old Ethiopian boy who seemed different from Knobler in every conceivable way. After more than five years spent trying to turn his wild, silly, adopted African son into a quiet, neurotic, Jewish guy like himself, Knobler realized the importance of having the courage to love, accept, and let go of his children. In this wonderfully written memoir, Knobler explains how his experiences raising Nati led him to learn a lesson that applied equally well to parenting his biological children: It's essential to spend the time we are given with our children to love them and enjoy them, rather than push and mold them into who we think they should be"-- Provided by publisher.

Secrets of the nanny whisperer : a practical guide for finding and achieving the gold standard of care for your child

December 30, 2014
Gold, Tammy.
New York : Perigee, 2015.
viii, 279 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"A top expert reveals the most common mistakes parents make with their nannies--and how to avoid them. While there are hundreds of books that tell parents how to puree their own baby food or sleep train a toddler, there are almost no resources for handling one of the most important aspects of a child's daily world: childcare. Studies show that a child's caregiver will have a direct impact on their social, emotional, and intellectual development-making strong childcare a crucial part of their early life. In this insightful and practical guide, parenting coach and psychotherapist Tammy Gold shows parents how to assess their family's needs, screen and select the strongest nanny or other type of caregiver, and, most important, identify, evaluate, and resolve any issues that arise in a productive, positive way, preventing little misunderstandings from festering into big problems. "-- Provided by publisher.

The happy sleeper : the science-backed guide to helping your baby get a good night's sleep--newborn to school age

December 22, 2014
Turgeon, Heather.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
xvii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"THE HAPPY SLEEPER shows parents how to avoid and undo cumbersome sleep habits. Mindfulness--the practice of using focused attention and being present and open--serves as the foundation for the techniques in this book. Using these methods in a thoughtful and loving way, parents can guide their children in learning how to soothe themselves to sleep--putting little kids on track to a full night's sleep"-- Provided by publisher.

Baby play for every day : 365 activities for the first year

December 18, 2014
Steel, Susannah, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
Foreword -- How to use this book -- Your baby's amazing journey -- Your baby at... : 0-1 months -- 1-2 months -- 2-3 months -- 3-4 months -- 4-5 months -- 5-6 months -- 6-7 months -- 7-8 months -- 8-9 months -- 9-10 months -- 10-11 months -- 11-12 months -- Resources -- Index & acknowledgments.

What to expect the first year

December 12, 2014
Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg
New York : Workman Publishing, [2014]
xxv, 678 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Keeping the trademark month by month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier to read, faster to flip through, and new family friendlier than ever, packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals--crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements--are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non toxic furniture). An all new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents" boxes that focus on mom's and dad's needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

No bad kids : toddler discipline without shame ;

December 10, 2014
Lansbury, Janet, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : JLML Press, 2014.
162 pages ; 21 cm.

Screen-smart parenting : how to find balance and benefit in your child's use of social media, apps, and digital devices

November 17, 2014
Gold, Jodi.
New York, NY : The Guilford Press, 2015.
xii, 314 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Throw Away the Rule Book -- I. The Brave New World -- 1. Understanding Your Family's Digital Habitat: Cultivating Online Resilience and Digital Citizenship -- 2. Digital Milestones: The Facts Behind How Technology Affects Your Child's Development -- 3. The Digital Landscape: What You Need to Know about the Tech Terrain -- 4. From the iPotty to Facebook Fame: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Digital Debates -- II. Growing Up Digital -- 5. Downloading in Diapers: Managing Your Child's Digital World before Preschool -- Ages 0-2 -- 6. Digitods and Technotots: Everything You Need to Know about the Digital World You Learned in Kindergarten -- Ages 3-5 -- 7. Digital Magic Years: The Calm before the Digital Storm of Middle School -- Ages 6-8 -- 8. Welcome to the Frequent Flyer Club: Equipped with a Digital Boarding Pass and Ready to Take Off -- Ages 8-10 -- 9. Tweens and the Texting Revolution: Digital Media Use at Its Peak -- Ages 11-14 -- 10. Just Digital: Rewriting the Rules on Independence, Dating, Friends, and School -- Ages 15-18 -- III. One Size Does Not Fit All -- 11. The Digitally Challenging Child: Rewriting the Rules for Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, or Depression -- 12. Don't Take Away the Phone! The Nuts and Bolts of Your Family Digital Technology Agreement -- Resources.
"Even for today's most tech-savvy parents, managing kids' technology use is a huge challenge fraught with uncertainties. What kinds (and amounts) of screen time boost learning and development--and what kinds may be harmful? What is the right age for a game console or a smartphone? How can kids and teens be protected from cyberbullying and learn to be good digital citizens? What impact do parents' technology habits have? In her busy psychiatry practice--and while raising her own kids--Jodi Gold sees every day both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. In a positive, accessible style, she gives parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations for the whole family"-- Provided by publisher.

How not to calm a child on a plane : and other lessons in parenting from a highly questionable source

November 3, 2014
Stein, Johanna.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014.
x, 243 pages ; 22 cm
"First off, this is not a parenting handbook.I mean it when I say that I would never be considered a Baby Whisperer. When it comes to being a parent I prefer to think of myself as an exceedingly mediocre mother, but a creative and prolific maker of mistakes. You know that expression "it was a learning experience"? That phrase used to crawl up into my nether-regions and cause my spine to fuse, because it was my belief that people only ever used it when attempting to justify a bad choice, like the time they got the cat high, that the phrase they really should be using is not "it was a learning experience" but "I really effed up big time." But now I get it. Because, it turns out, parenthood is one, long, mother-frack'ing learning experience. Parenthood is such a drastic departure from anything you've ever done before (unless you work in an insane asylum, in which case you're familiar with what it feels like to live with young children). What this book represents is five years' worth of hard-won lessons. They are all borne of the experiences I've had, and the many, many (many) mistakes that I've had the lack-of-common-sense to have made. So no, this book won't teach you 101 Uses for a Placenta, but if you want to know what I learned after attempting to use mine as a gag gift (and very nearly dying on a grassy hillside in the process), then you're in the right place. I cannot help you in your quest to become a Supermom but I am a world-class crier who can explain in detail the value of having (and winning) a crying contest with your infant child. May my astounding mistakes--and subsequent lessons--serve as something of a guide. And with any luck, you, too, may learn to screw up in your own horribly hilarious way"-- Provided by publisher.

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