Families & Parents
Parenting Sh*T Out of Life
From the minds behind the wildly successful parenting blog MotherPukka.com and the creators of the Dirty Mother Pukka podcast, comes a memoir told from both parents' perspectives that doesn't scrimp on the shits, giggles or tears that accompany life with a small human (or small humans). MOTHER PUKKA AND PAPA PUKKA at last offer you this: a book that will not help you grow or raise a human successfully, but a book that might, if you're not too emotionally battered - and can see past the permanent eye twitch - help you laugh a little more than you cry. This is one couple's take on the horrors and humour of modern parenting told from his side and hers: honest, sad and laugh-out-loud funny. It will speak to anyone with a child or children of their own - or who are hoping to take that monumental step. It may not be easy and you might have no idea what you are doing, but as the Pukkas demonstrate, with a bit of teeth-gnashing, tongue-chewing and joke-cracking, you, too, can be parenting the sh*t out of life.
Sketchy Muma What It Means To Be A Mother
This gorgeous little book charts the various bewildering stages of becoming a mother, from those tell-tale blue lines in the pregnancy test, to labour, birth, coming home and venturing out. Breastfeeding nightmares, eating dinner with one hand, soft play hell and chronic sleep deprivation - but also the sheer beauty of falling in love again and the amazing discovery of what it's like to have a family - these are all captured in Sketchy Muma's glorious drawings. This is the perfect gift book for both young and experienced parents. Anna Lewis understands the light and shade that comes with motherhood, and it is those universal truths that will connect all those parents who delight in her sketches.
The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep
Do you struggle with getting your child to fall asleep? Join parents all over the world who have embraced The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep as their new nightly routine. When Roger can't fall asleep, Mummy Rabbit takes him to see Uncle Yawn, who knows just what to do. Children will join Roger on his journey and be lulled to sleep alongside their new friend. Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin's simple story uses a unique and distinct language pattern that will help your child relax and fall asleep-at bedtime or naptime. This groundbreaking No. 1 bestseller is sure to turn nightly bedtime battles into a loving and special end-of-day ritual. This child-tested, parent-approved story uses an innovative technique that brings a calm end to any child's day.
What Every Parent Needs to Know
This practical, detailed, newly updated and user-friendly guide contains absolutely everything the busy parent needs to know about primary schooling under the new national curriculum, helping your child to flourish every step of the way. Taking you year by year through your child's schooling, What Every Parent Needs to Know offers simple explanations of: - What they'll be taught and why (from phonics checks to SPAG tests) - What they need to know at the start of each year - What they should be able to achieve at its end - The games and exercises you can do at home to help out Not only will this guide help you understand your children's journey through primary school, but it will also help you prepare, encourage and nurture them.
Help Your Kids With Growing Up
Covering everything from the menstrual cycle to sexting and even cyber-bullying, this visual guide to puberty and adolescence is a must-read for all parents and tweens embarking on those scary teenage years. Help Your Kids with Growing Up is the only guide to cover contemporary issues such as internet safety, whilst also tackling key topics such as sexuality and body image. Expert-written content by Professor Robert Winston offers a straight-forward, unpatronizing approach to tricky topics, with special chapters on puberty by Dr Radha Modgil. Stunning graphics and illustrations make this invaluable for tweens and teens alike, whether as a quick-reference guide or cover-to-cover read. Non-judgemental and up to date, this is the essential illustrated guide to adolescence for both parents and their teens.