New Arrivals · Parenting

October 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mama tried : dispatches from the seamy underbelly of modern parenting

October 1, 2015
Flake, Emily, 1977-
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Oh crap! potty training : everything modern parents need to know to do it once and do it right

September 25, 2015
Glowacki, Jamie.
New York : Touchstone, [2015]
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.

10 days to a less defiant child : the breakthrough program for overcoming your child's difficult behavior

September 23, 2015
Bernstein, Jeffrey, 1961-
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Press, a memeber of Perseus Books Group, [2015]
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.

On becoming baby wise. Book two : parenting your five to twelve month old through the babyhood transitions

September 21, 2015
Ezzo, Gary.
Mount Pleasant, SC : Parent-Wise Solutions, c2012.
150 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.

On becoming baby wise : giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep

September 17, 2015
Ezzo, Gary, author.
Mount Pleasant, SC : Parent-Wise Solutions, [2012]
279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
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.

The sh!t no one tells you about toddlers : a guide to surviving the toddler years

September 14, 2015
Dais, Dawn, author.
Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, 2015.
227 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"They're getting bigger. And you're not getting any more sleep. Second in the Sh!t No One Tells You series, in The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers Dawn Dais tells it like it is - again - offering real advice for parents of growing children. Filled with tips, encouragement, and a strong dose of humor, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers is a survival handbook for parents on the edge. Chapters include: You Suck at This. It's not just your imagination. Walking Is Hard. Bruising is considerably less difficult. Remember When You Judged Other Parents? Prepare to eat your words, with a side of karma's a bitch. Restaurants Are Battle Zones. Spoiler Alert: You are not the victor. Kids Get Sick. Then everyone gets sick. This Childhood Will Be Televised. Hello, camera phones. Your TV Has Been Hijacked. By things with very high-pitched voices. Coming from one empathetic parent to another, the tips in this book are real, clever, honest, and designed to make life with a terrible two- or three-year-old a little bit more manageable. Hilarious, helpful, and handy, this book will be appreciated by any parent who has asked: "Why didn't anybody warn me that unconditional love would be so much work?""-- Provided by publisher.

The intuitive parent : why the best thing for your child is you

August 18, 2015
Camarata, Stephen M., 1957- author.
viii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Mother nature's instruction manual -- Brain science for the intuitive parent -- "The critical period": truth and lies -- Enhancing intelligence using intuitive parenting -- Raising lifelong learners -- Confidence resilience, and persistence: natural benefits of intuitive parenting -- Behavior-and consequences -- Intuitive parenting, education, and schools -- The perils of too much too soon: ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and learning disabilities -- Follow your intuition to enjoy the journey.
Argues for a return to instinct-driven parenting, debunks parenting myths, and empowers parents to put down the flashcards and follow their instincts.

The gift of failure : how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed

August 11, 2015
Lahey, Jessica, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
xxvii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: how I learned to let go -- Failure: a most valuable parenting tool. How failure became a dirty word: a brief history of American parenting ; Why parenting for dependence doesn't work: the power of intrinsic motivation ; Less really is more: parenting for autonomy and competence ; Encouragement from the sidelines: the real connection between praise and self-esteem -- Learning from failure: teaching kids to turn mistakes into success. Household duties: laundry as an opportunity for competence ; Friends: accomplices to failure and the formation of identity ; Sports: losing as an essential childhood experience ; Middle school: prime time for failure ; High school and beyond: toward real independence -- Succeeding at school: learning from failure is a team effort. Parent-teacher partnerships: how our fear of failure undermines education ; Homework: how to help without taking over ; Grades: the real value of a low score -- Conclusion: what I've learned from letting go.
Counsels parents of school-aged children on how to overcome tendencies toward overprotectiveness to allow children to develop independence. --Publisher's description.

The "me, me, me" epidemic : a step-by-step guide to raising capable, grateful kids in an over-entitled world

August 6, 2015
McCready, Amy.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]
xi, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Kids rule. But should they? -- The great give-in -- They're not helpless -- Overcontrol -- Creating a consequential environment -- Reasonable expectations -- The praise problem -- Money and sense -- Keeping up with the Kardashians, Jones and Facebook -- Un-centering their universe -- It's okay not to be special.
"Cure your kids of the entitlement epidemic so they develop happier, more productive attitudes that will carry them into a successful adulthood. Whenever Amy McCready mentions the "entitlement epidemic" to a group of parents, she is inevitably met with eye rolls, nodding heads, and loaded comments about affected children. It seems everywhere one looks there are preschoolers who only behave in the grocery store for a treat, narcissistic teenagers posting selfies across all forms of social media, and adult children living off their parents. Parenting expert Amy McCready reveals in this book that the solution is to help kids develop healthy attitudes in life. By setting up limits with consequences, and training them in responsible behavior and decision-making, parents can rid their homes of the entitlement epidemic and raise confident, resilient, and successful children. Whether parents are starting from scratch with a young toddler or navigating the teen years, they will find in this book proven strategies to effectively quell entitled attitudes in their children"-- Provided by publisher.

The soul of discipline : the simplicity parenting approach to warm, firm, and calm guidance--from toddlers to teens

July 17, 2015
Payne, Kim John.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
xvii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In this groundbreaking book, parenting expert and acclaimed author of the bestselling book Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne, M.Ed., flips the script on children's challenging or defiant behavior and lays out an elegantly simple plan to support parents in establishing loving, age-sensitive boundaries that help children feel safe and settled. In short: What looks like misbehavior is actually your children's signal that they're feeling lost, that they are trying to find direction and looking to you to guide them back on course. Payne gives parents heartwarming help and encouragement by combining astute observations with sensitive and often funny stories from his long career as a parent educator and a school and family counselor. In accessible language, he explains the relevance of current brain- and child-development studies to day-to-day parenting. Breaking the continuum of childhood into three stages, Payne says that parents need to play three different roles, each corresponding to one of those stages, to help steer children through their emotional growth and inevitable challenging times: The Governor, who is comfortably and firmly in charge--setting limits and making decisions for the early years up to around the age of eight The Gardener, who watches for emotional growth and makes decisions based on careful listening, assisting tweens in making plans that take the whole family's needs into account The Guide, who is both a sounding board and moral compass for emerging adults, helping teens build a sense of their life's direction as a way to influence healthy decision making Practical and rooted in common sense, The Soul of Discipline gives parents permission to be warm and nurturing but also calm and firm (not overreactive). It gives clear, doable strategies to get things back on track for parents who sense that their children's behavior has fallen into a troubling pattern. And best of all, it provides healthy direction to the entire family so parents can spend less time and energy on outmoded, punitive discipline and more on connecting with and enjoying their kids. Praise for Kim John Payne's Simplicity Parenting "[Payne is] like a master closet reorganizer for the soul."--Time "If you are raising children in these anxious times, you need this book. It will inspire you, reassure you, and, most important, it will remind you that less is more."--Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day "Including practical strategies for turning down the volume and creating a pace that fosters calmness, mindfulness, reflection, and individuality in children, Simplicity Parenting should be on every parent's (indeed, every person's) reading list."--Kathleen A. Brehony, Ph.D., author of Awakening at Midlife "Brilliant, wise, informative, innovative, entertaining, and urgently needed, this timely book is a godsend for all who love children, and for children themselves. It provides a doable plan for providing the kind of childhood that kids desperately need today!"--Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness"-- Provided by publisher.

The impulsive, disorganized child : solutions for parenting kids with executive functioning difficulties

June 22, 2015
Forgan, James W.
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2015]
xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The big deal about executive functioning -- General support for executive functioning difficulties -- Holding back impulses -- Keeping information in working memory -- Shifting, being flexible and regulating emotion -- Focusing and self-monitoring -- Not just ordinary organizing -- Managing time -- Taking action -- Sustaining effort -- Planning, problem solving, goal setting and using critical thinking -- Children with two homes -- Looking forward.

How to raise an adult : break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success

June 10, 2015
Lythcott-Haims, Julie.
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2015.
x, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part 1: What we're doing now. Keeping them safe and sound ; Providing opportunity ; Being there for them ; Succumbing to the college admissions arms race ; To what end? -- Part 2: Why we must stop overparenting. Our kids lack basic life skills ; They've been psychologically harmed ; They're becoming "study drug" addicts ; We're hurting their job prospects ; Overparenting stresses us out, too ; The college admissions process is broken -- Part 3: Another way. The case for another way ; Give them unstructured time ; Teach life skills ; Teach them how to think ; Prepare them for hard work ; Let them chart their own path ; Normalize struggle ; Have a wider mind-set about colleges ; Listen to them -- Part 4: Daring to parent differently. Reclaim your self ; Be the parent you want to be.
"In How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims draws on research, conversations with educators and employers, and her own insights as a mother and student dean to highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms children and their stressed-out parents. She identifies types of helicopter parents and, while empathizing with parents' universal worries, offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings, this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence"-- Provided by publisher.

Raising the shy child : a parent's guide to social anxiety : advice for helping kids make friends, speak up, and stop worrying

June 10, 2015
Fonseca, Christine, 1966-
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press, Inc., [2015]
xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Combines real-world examples and stories from people with social anxiety disorder to demonstrate how to help children overcome their fear and express social competence, covering such topics as bullying and identity.

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

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