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Building Healthy Minds

The Six Experiences That Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young Children

Stanley Greenspan and Nancy Breslau Lewis

An internationally admired child psychiatrist identifies the six key experiences that enable children to reach their full potential. Drawing on discoveries made in his research and practice, he describes the many ways in which games, fantasy play, and conversations aid intellectual and emotional development.

24x16cm  416 pages  $35.00  
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Children and Babies with Mood Swings

New Insights for Parents and Professionals

Stanley Greenspan

Addressing the challenges of living with a child whose moods are extreme and unpredictable, this book transcends traditional tendencies and diagnoses by discussing mood swings in terms of how they develop, instead of presenting the reader with the usual list of symptoms and treatments. The complex interplay between children's emotional states and the various developmental milestones that lie along the pathway to adulthood are described, offering hope to parents by giving them a whole new way of looking at an old problem that paradoxically seems to be increasing in modern times.

21x15cm  150 pages  $40.00  
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Dad Factor

How father-baby bonding helps a child for life

Richard Fletcher

Fathering studies and family issues affirm the positive valuing of fathering. New research into child development is producing some surprising findings. One is that in the first hours after birth a baby can be looking for its father. Another is that when fathers create a bond with their child from the earliest days this boosts the way their child's brain develops.
This book provides the hard evidence and practical guidance for fathering that builds children's brains and capabilities. Fathers are told that they should be 'involved' with their baby but not how to go about building the connection. This book provides the nuts and bolts of bonding, showing how the effect of a dad simply 'playing around' with his child can alter the pathways formed by the neurons in the brain of that growing infant. (So fathers playing 'peek-a-boo' are not wasting time but doing the real stuff of parenting!) Also addresses - How do fathers encourage development through rough and tumble play? How is father-bonding different to mother-bonding? Should fathers treat boys and girls the same? In his view, socialisation does not explain differences between the sexes, particularly between male and female brains. Without diminishing the importance of mothers Richard offers practical strategies for fathers to bond with their baby and child and shows the crucial role that fathers play in children's risk taking, motivation and social development.

21x15cm  211 pages  $29.95  
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Discipline

The Brazelton Way

T Berry Brazelton & Joshua Sparrow

For each problem--defiance, lying, stealing, fighting, biting, and foul language--the doctors offer both understanding and practical solutions.

18x13cm  176 pages  $17.95  
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Fill a Bucket

A Guide to daily happiness for young children

Carol McCloud, Katherine Martin, illus David Messing

Perfect for preschoolers to understand that when children have their buckets filled and learn how they can fill other people's buckets too, they understand how special, valuable, and capable they are.

18x18cm  32 pages  $16.00  
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From Birth to Five Years

Children's Developmental Progress

Mary Sheridan

The main section consists of illustrated charts that cover each stage of development in young children, in chronological order.These charts are divided into four key areas: posture and large movements, vision and fine movements, hearing and speech, and social behaviour and play.
The charts are used to recognise both the abilities and the needs of children in relation to development. It is important to appreciate the range of normal development in order to identify developmental differences and to permit early intervention, especially in children with special needs.
From Birth to Five Years also looks at the patterns of development, which are important for understanding developmental differences, and provides age-appropriate checks for identifying disorders.

25x17cm  62 pages  $19.95  
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Heart to Heart Parenting

Nurturing your child's emotional intelligence from conception to school age

Robin Grille

Develop a joyous connection with our growing babies, toddlers and children in the precious early years of their developing personality and emotional make-up.
A very different how to book for parents, this book aims to encourage parents create a lasting relationship with their children. Helps parents to trust their in built parenting wisdom; gain insights into how they can use their own experiences of childhood (both painful and happy) in their parenting; develop an understanding of their babies and toddlers needs; and how to set boundaries with their children without resorting to shaming, manipulation or punishment. Australian

24x16cm  308 pages  $35.00  
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Hello in There!

A Big Sister's Book of Waiting

Jo Witeg

This oversized interactive book is a heartfelt look at the wonder and excitement of waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting for a new sibling to arrive. The charming protagonist is so eager to step into her role as a big sister that she’s starting early! She sticks close to her mama so she can sing songs to her sibling-to-be (loudly, of course) and explain all the great things waiting in the outside world (cupcakes! strawberries! swimming!).

27x26cm  32 pages  $23.00  
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I'm two years old!

Everything your two-year-old wants you to know about parenting

as told too Jerri Wolfe



196 pages  $24.00  
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Learning To Love

Lorraine Rose

Explores the evolving relationship between mother, father, and baby. Focusing on the first year of life, it looks at the emotional dimension of becoming a parent, and offers an understanding of the baby’s emotional needs. Also examined are: -key mental and emotional milestones in the first 12 months -parents changing relationship with each other as well as their baby; -growth of both the traditional and non-traditional and non-traditional family unit; and -case studies of common parenting dilemmas Based on infant observation, psychodynamic theory, and personal experience, LEARNING TO LOVE is an informative, warm, and engaging book for the prospective and new parent.

22x15cm  140 pages  $24.95  
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Magic Years

Understanding and Handling the Problems Of Early Childhood

Selma H. Fraiberg

50th Anniversary Edition
Takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts the world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities -- above all, the quality of understanding -- that can provide the right answer at critical moments.

22x14cm  296 pages  $24.95  
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Making Mummy Better

A Child’s experience of postnatal depression.

Denise Scott

When the mother of a family is anxious and depressed everyone in the family is affected. Knowing how to explain the sutuatio to children and to the current baby later in its life is a considerable dilemma. Picture story books often create opportunities for conversations, especially about more difficult issues. This story is about changes in Sally's family. Her Mum is different after Ben is born, and Sally is worried that she is responsible.

23x28cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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Mastering Anger and Aggression

The Brazelton Way

T Berry Brazelton, Joshua Sparrow

How should parents react when their toddler bites his playmate or their kindergartner confronts a bully? Drs. Brazelton and Sparrow bring their much-admired insight and support to this crucial, and ever-more-timely, childrearing challenge.

17x13cm  171 pages  $21.95  
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Natural Child

Parenting from the Heart

Jan Hunt

Makes a compelling case for a return to attachment parenting, a child-rearing approach that has come naturally for parents throughout most of human history. This insightful guide links together attachment parenting principles with child advocacy and home-schooling philosophies, offering a consistent approach to raising a loving, trusting, and confident child. "The Natural Child" dispels the myths of "tough love" - building baby's self-reliance by ignoring its cries, and the necessity of spanking to enforce discipline. Instead, the book explains the value of extended breast-feeding, family co-sleeping, and minimal child-parent separation. Homeschooling, like attachment parenting, nurtures feelings of self-worth, confidence, and trust. The author draws on respected leaders of the homeschool movement such as John Taylor Gatto and John Holt, guiding the reader through homeschool approaches that support attachment parenting principles. Being an ally to children is spontaneous for caring adults, but intervening on behalf of a child can be awkward and surrounded by social taboo. "The Natural Child" shows how to stand up for a child's rights effectively and sensitively in many difficult situations. The role of caring adults, points out Hunt, is not to give children "lessons in life" but to employ a variation of The Golden Rule, and treat children as we would like to have been treated in childhhood.

23x15cm  175 pages  $27.00  
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No-Cry Sleep Solution

Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

Elizabeth Pantley

"At long last, I've found a book that I can hand to weary parents with the confidence that they can learn to help their baby sleep through the night--without the baby crying it out."--William Sears, M.D., Author of "The Baby Book." Illustrations.

20x14cm  208 pages  $30.00  
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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

Revised and Updated Edition: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- To Six-Year-Olds (Rev and (2ND ed.)

Rex Forehand

Now in a revised and updated edition, this book outlines a self-guided, five-week protocol for managing disruptive young children based on a clinical treatment program.

23x14cm  272 pages  $29.95  
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Parenting with Reason

Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas

Esther Yoder Strahan, Wallace Dixon, Burton Banks

Written by a clinical psychologist, a developmental psychologist and a doctor of family medicine, the book looks at pressing questions such as: 'What should I do when my child acts up?', 'How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?' and 'How do I begin to toilet-train my child?' The authors, who are also parents themselves, debunk common myths about parenting, such as the notion that a healthy baby needs to be able to breastfeed at will throughout the night, or the idea that children who are adopted need specialized counselling. They also cover issues such as how children might be affected by seeing violence on television, how a parent's psychological health can affect their child, what the scientific evidence is for and against circumcision, and how divorce and adoption affect a child's development. The end of each chapter gives you 'The Bottom Line', a handy summary of the key points of each issue.
This book is ideal for new or prospective parents, and paediatricians, family health providers and anyone who works with children and their parents will also find the book's objective, scientific approach useful in their work.

20x13cm  357 pages  $27.00  
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Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers

A Practical and Effective Plan for Every Preschool and Daycare Program

Jane Nelsen & Cheryl Erwin

offers a thorough, practical program that is easily adaptable to any childcare situation. Based on proven methods and written by two renowned parenting experts, inside are workable solutions to many of today's toughest childcare issues.
You'll learn how to: -Create a setting where children can laugh, learn, and grow -Support healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development in all children, including those with special needs -Encourage parents to establish a partnership with you and provide the same kind, firm limits and respectful environment at home -Uncover support and learning opportunities for yourself and fellow childcare providers

23x19cm  368 pages  $30.95  
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Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

For Their Early Years--Raising Children Who Are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful 3rd ed

Jane Nelsen, cheryl Erwin, Roslyn Duffy

This classic title in the bestselling Positive Discipline series guides parents in helping their young children learn valuable social skills both in and outside the classroom while avoiding the power struggles that often come with the challenges of learning and growing.

23x19cm  356 pages  $26.00  
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Psychology of Babies

How relationships support development from birth to two

Lynne Murray

The first two years are critical in a child's development, influencing what happens in later childhood and even adulthood. Yet how best to support that early development is not always easy to grasp. Now help is at hand with this expert guide on the care of children through these essential years.
Based on the latest research, with its wealth of picture sequences and clear explanations, this book shows how the development of young children's social understanding, attachments, self-control and intelligence can be supported through their relationships.

25x19cm  256 pages  $35.00  
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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

John Gottman

Gottman draws on his studies of more than 120 families to zero in on the parenting techniques that ensure a child's emotional health. He then translates his methods into an easy, five-step "emotional coaching" program designed to help parents enrich the bond between themselves and their children.

21x14cm  240 pages  $27.00  
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Seven Common Sins of Parenting an Only Child

A Guide for Parents and Families

Carolyn White

As the parent of an only child, are you frustrated because you find yourself overindulging and overcompensating? Do you treat your child like an adult, overpraise, or overprotect him? Have you expected perfection from your child yet failed to make rules and implement them consistently? If you are not a perfect parent of an only child, you are not alone. Based on the real-life experiences of Carolyn White--editor of "Only Child," parent, and educator--and hundreds of interviews with only children and parents of only children, "The Seven Common Sins of Parenting an Only Child" celebrates the special rewards and opportunities of the single-child family and offers a practical (and often humorous) guide for overcoming the most common errors parents can make when rearing an only child.

22x15cm  190 pages  $42.95  
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Try and Make Me!

Simple strategies that turn off the tantrums and create cooperation

Ray Levy, Bill O'Hanlon

The authors present a seven-step program with a commonsense approach that empowers parents to stop defiant behavior and motivates kids to behave.

23x15cm  240 pages  $25.00  
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Understanding Sibling Rivalry

The Brazelton Way

T Berry Brazelton & Joshua Sparrow

In this absolutely indispensable addition to the Brazelton Way series, the authors show how parents can defuse much of children's bickering, while helping to strengthen warm sibling relationships.

17x13cm  161 pages  $17.95  
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What Am I Feeling?

John Gottman

This lovely book introduces you to the art and skill of emotion coaching. You can help your child understand and express his or her emotions and teach the child to behave. Kids who can accept and share their emotions do better in many ways, - They form stronger friendships; - They achieve more in school; - They bounce back from emotional crises more quickly; and - They are physically healthier. appropriately at the same time.

28x18cm  48 pages  $20.00  
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What To Do When

Practical Guidance Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in the Preschool - SIXTH ED

Eva Essa1

This book comes highly recommended by a number of preschool field officers who alerted us to this publication. It begins with a series of chapters that provide developmentally appropriate guidelines for working with challenging behaviours. Each chapter presents a step-by-step approach to working with children who have a specific challenging behaviour. Now included in the new edition is a CD-ROM that contains additional resources including guidelines for careful observation and record keeping, scenarios for use in practising applying the techniques presented in the book, and a listing of books, articles, and web sites for further study.
More than 40 behaviours are addressed including biting, clinging, disrupting group time, hurting others, non participation in activities and social play, seeking attention, stealing, throwing tantrums, whining.

429 pages  $92.95  
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What's the Hurry?

Reclaiming childhood in an overscheduled world: a guide for parents, teachers and the community.

Kathy Walker

Are well-meaning parents over-scheduling their children's activities with the possible effect of robbing young people of the joys of childhood? Education consultant and early childhood expert, Ms Kathy Walker, author of the new book, What's The Hurry? argues that parents who enrol their children in up to three, four or more extra curricula activities a week are contributing to the US-dubbed phenomena, the over-scheduled child - a trend that is rapidly growing in Australia. Ms Walker, who has witnessed children arriving at preschool or school exhausted from over-scheduling, believes it's time to reclaim Childhood in an over-scheduled world. What's The Hurry?, helps parents understand that raising children is about: nurturing, not training; encouraging, not controlling or forcing; modelling and setting appropriate limits; and rules at times in a child's life when they are ready and mature enough to understand them. Other valuable information addressed in the book includes: the importance of play in children's lives; understanding children's behaviour; choosing a school; self-esteem and resilience; school readiness; children's learning and children at school. What's The Hurry? is a book that gives permission for parents to relax and not over-schedule their child, as well as providing appropriate information about a range of early childhood and school-related issues.

22x24cm  110 pages  $22.00  
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Why Love Matters

How affection shapes a baby's brain

Sue Gerhardt

"Why Love Matters "explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems, and presents the startling discoveries that provide the answers to how our emotional lives work. Sue Gerhardt considers how the earliest relationship shapes the baby's nervous system, with lasting consequences, and how our adult life is influenced by infancy despite our inability to remember babyhood. The way that we respond to stress, in particular, depends on how our brains are set up to deal with it in early life. Gerhardt shows how the development of the brain can affect future emotional well being, and goes on to look at specific early 'pathways' that can lead to conditions such as anorexia, addiction, and anti-social behavior. Early experience leaves its mark, not only in our degree of confidence in other people, but also in the structure and functioning of the brain. "Why Love Matters" is a lively and very accessible interpretation of the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis and biochemistry. It will be invaluable to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, parents and all those concerned with the central importance of brain development in relation to many later adult difficulties.

20x13cm  232 pages  $31.00  
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Worried Child

Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal

Paul Foxman

"The Worried Child" shows that anxiety is preventable--or can be minimized--by raising children's self-confidence, increasing social and self-control skills, and teaching them how to play, relax, and communicate their feelings and needs.

22x15cm  292 pages  $26.00  
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You Are My World

How a Parent's Love Shapes a Baby's Mind

Amy Hatkoff

Lovely black-and-white photographs of infants are paired with captions that celebrate the continually miraculous interaction that occurs between babies and their mothers and fathers.

19x16cm  92 pages  $19.50  
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