The Gentle Sleep Book

For calm babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 0349405212

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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A large percentage of parents find their young child's sleep - or lack of - challenging. This new book from Sarah Ockwell-Smith, founder of BabyCalm, will be an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they are facing with their child's sleep - from the day they bring their newborn home until their child is settled into school. Examining everything from frequent night waking in babyhood, through bedwetting in toddlerhood, to nightmares and refusal to go to bed in pre-schoolers, this book provides extensive scientific and anecdotal information, plus plenty of gentle suggestions, to help everyone get a good night's sleep. This is a gentle, evidence-based approach that doesn't involve leaving a baby to cry or shutting a sobbing child in their bedroom.

The Gentle Sleep Book

For calm babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349405212

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 3180

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A large percentage of parents find their young child's sleep - or lack of - challenging. This new book from Sarah Ockwell-Smith, founder of BabyCalm, will be an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they are facing with their child's sleep - from the day they bring their newborn home until their child is settled into school. Examining everything from frequent night waking in babyhood, through bedwetting in toddlerhood, to nightmares and refusal to go to bed in pre-schoolers, this book provides extensive scientific and anecdotal information, plus plenty of gentle suggestions, to help everyone get a good night's sleep. This is a gentle, evidence-based approach that doesn't involve leaving a baby to cry or shutting a sobbing child in their bedroom.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution Enhanced Ebook

Foreword by William Sears, M.D.

Author: Elizabeth Pantley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071817190

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Elizabeth Pantley's breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep with no tears, enhanced with videos of the author answering parents' most asked questions! This enhanced eBook includes 14 exclusive videos by the author "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 "When I followed the steps in this book, it only took a few nights to see a HUGE improvement. Now every night I'm getting more sleep than I've gotten in years! The best part is, there has been NO crying!" --Becky, mother of 13-month-old Melissa There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out," or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving book The No-Cry Sleep Solution. Elizabeth’s successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. And now in response to weary parents asking for a little more guidance, Elizabeth has created fourteen brand-new videos exclusive to this enhanced ebook. Each of these three- to four-minute videos appears at the end of their specific chapter, summarizing what you have learned for quick recall or for those desperate moments when you’ve run out of ideas and need advice ASAP! Elizabeth gives you words of wisdom, tricks and tips, and soothing mantras, all that will help you get your baby sleeping. Tips from The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Uncover the stumbling blocks that prevent baby from sleeping through the night Determine--and work with--baby's biological sleep rhythms Create a customized, step-by-step plan to get baby to sleep through the night Use the Persistent Gentle Removal System to teach baby to fall asleep without breast-feeding, bottlefeeding, or using a pacifier The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night's sleep--all with no crying.

Gentle Discipline

Using Emotional Connection--Not Punishment--to Raise Confident, Capable Kids

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524705756

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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A practical guide that presents an alternative to shouting, shaming, and blaming--to give kids the skills they need to grow and thrive Discipline is an essential part of raising happy and successful kids, but as more and more parents are discovering, conventional approaches often don't work, and can even lead to more frustration, resentment, power struggles, and shame. Enter Sarah Ockwell-Smith, a popular parenting expert who believes there's a better way. Citing the latest research in child development, psychology and neuroscience, Gentle Discipline debunks common myths about punishments, rewards, the "naughty chair," and more, and presents practical, connection-based techniques that really work--and that bring parents and kids closer together instead of driving then apart. Topics include: Setting--and enforcing--boundaries and limits with compassion and respect Focusing on connection and positivity instead of negative consequences Working with teachers and other caregivers Breaking the cycle of shaming and blaming Filled with ideas to try today, Gentle Discipline helps parents of toddlers as well as school-age kids embrace a new, more enlightened way to help kids listen, learn and grow.

Naptime

Author: Elizabeth Verdick

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575427737

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Naps are just a little break—but when it’s naptime, many toddlers have trouble settling into sleep. This calming, encouraging book helps young children quiet down so they can get the rest they need. Eyes are closed, lights are dimmed…and (yawn, s-t-r-e-t-c-h) before little ones know it, it’s time to wake up. Cozy illustrations enhance the text. An award-winning author/illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children the tools to handle routines with confidence and cooperation. Part of the Toddler Tools series, Naptime can be shared before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with routines. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

ToddlerCalm

A guide for calmer toddlers and happier parents

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 1405528591

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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This book works. It shows that that the naughty step, sticker charts and controlled crying are NOT the only solutions. Many parents struggle with getting their toddlers to sleep, picky eaters; respect; tantrums; discipline; throwing; biting; hitting, communication... All this is normal. What is important is that you don't base your whole relationship with your child on rewards and punishment. ToddlerCalm is about gentle parenting. It will give you a proven and successful alternative approach to creating a calm and happy family.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga

Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger

Author: Helen Garabedian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188750

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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The ancient practice of yoga will help your baby sleep better, digest easier, be happier, and stay healthier. Start today. If you've been searching for an excellent way to bond with your baby and improve his or her health, Itsy Bitsy Yoga is the solution you've been looking for. Helen Garabedian, a certified instructor in yoga and infant massage, has developed over seventy yoga postures and thirty-five series for moms and dads to enjoy with their growing babies. You don't need any previous yoga experience. Learn the many benefits of yoga, posture by posture, in this accessible guide, with seventy beautiful black-and-white photos, at-a-glance reference charts, and memorable Itsy Bitsy Yoga rhymes. Yoga can help babies up to two years of age: sleep better get relief from gas pains and colic digest food easier stay healthier with a strong immune system receive neuromuscularm stimulation learn to relax The book also features seven Magic Poses that can soothe fussy, upset babies within minutes! So start enjoying more time with your happy yoga baby right now.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

Author: Laura Markham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613629

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

BabyCalm

A Guide for Calmer Babies and Happier Parents

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0749958294

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 4340

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Since having her first child nine years ago, Sarah Ockwell-Smith has worked tirelessly to prepare parents for the birth of their child. An antenatal teacher and a doula, with a background in psychology, she founded an award-winning company Babycalm TM with one aim in mind - to turn stressed-out new parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. She has a great understanding of the minds of new parents and is passionate about gentle parenting - letting parents know that it is OK to trust their instincts, that there are other ways to cope as a new mother without putting your baby into a strict routine or resorting to controlled crying. This book takes a different approach to the vast array of books out there - helping new parents to enjoy their baby and to trust in their own parenting instincts, offering a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting. BABYCALM will help you understand your baby and yourself as a new parent. It offers plenty of ideas about calming techniques and how to encourage your baby to sleep well and will enable you to feel confident and at ease in your new role.A happy mum and a calm baby go hand in hand and this book will get you off to a great start.

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems

Author: Richard Ferber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175216

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

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Dr Richard Ferber has been helping families sleep soundly for over 30 years. Now he shares his essential advice and proven techniques to help your baby, toddler or child get the best night's sleep. He explains how to help your child: - enjoy his or her bedtime routine - fall asleep quickly and easily - self-settle if he or she wakes in the night - sleep peacefully all night long - go down easily for daytime naps Ferber’s approach is clear and reassuring, and includes guidance on schedules, bedtime routines, naps, feeds, problems with colic and daily rhythms as well as a gentle ‘progressive waiting’ routine to help your child self-settle. He also offers advice for older children experiencing sleepwalking, sleep apnea, bed-wetting or night-time fears. Internationally renowned for its practical advice and concrete solutions, this book is a must-read for every parent who wishes their child could sleep more soundly.

The Happy Sleeper

The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn t o School Age

Author: Heather Turgeon MFT,Julie Wright MFT

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101632321

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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Many parents feel pressured to "train" babies and young children to sleep. But kids don't need to be trained to sleep—they're built to sleep. Sleep issues arise when parents (with the best of intentions) overhelp or "helicopter parent" at night—overshadowing their baby's innate biological ability to sleep well. In The Happy Sleeper, child sleep experts Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright show parents how to be sensitive and nurturing, but also clear and structured so that babies and young children develop the self-soothing skills they need in order to: - Fall asleep independently - Sleep through the night - Take healthy naps - Grow into natural, optimal sleep patterns for day and night The Happy Sleeper is a research-based guide to helping children do what comes naturally—sleep through the night.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

A Step-by-step Program for a Good Night's Sleep

Author: Marc Weissbluth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0553394800

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 688

View: 1363

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The latest research on the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep different sleep needs for different temperaments stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock.

Precious Little Sleep

The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents

Author: Alexis Dubief

Publisher: Lomhara Press

ISBN: 099758081X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Gentle Parenting

How to Raise Calmer, Happier Children from Birth to Seven

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349408729

Category:

Page: 320

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Parenting trends come and go. Gentle parenting is different - it isn't a label for a precise set of rules but a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child, while being mindful of current science and child psychology. It means parenting with empathy, respect, understanding - and boundaries. In The Gentle Parenting Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of what-to-expect information and gentle-parenting solutions to the most common challenges faced by parents with young children. Sarah addresses a wide variety of topics, including coping with a crying baby, introducing solid foods and creating healthy eating habits, potty training, starting nursery and school, sibling rivalry, tantrums, whining and sulking, aggressive behaviour and much more. And for those parents who have previously used a more authoritarian style of parenting, there's plenty of advice - and reassurance - on making the transition to a gentler approach. For many, gentle parenting comes as a relief because it chimes with their deepest instincts about the best way to raise their children.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns: Amazing Sleep from Day One – For Baby and You

Author: Elizabeth Pantley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 125964118X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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“Elizabeth Pantley spins her baby magic! She towers above her competitors by showing us what babies really need, and how best to give it to them. ” James J. McKenna, PhD, Director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame You have a newborn, so sleep is impossible, right? Wrong! In the womb, babies sleep up to twenty hours per day. Clearly newborns don’t need to be “trained” how to sleep – they know how, and they’ve had plenty of practice. So why do most parents have trouble getting their newborns to sleep? Elizabeth Pantley, a world-renowned expert on children’s sleep, created this guide to explain the ways we unintentionally prevent an infant’s natural sleep to occur, and to teach us the simple but powerful ways to maximize our newborn’s naps and nighttime sleep. Once you’ve learned the 15 Keys to Amazing Newborn Sleep you’ll easily make adjustments to how you treat your baby’s sleep. You don’t have to keep logs nor follow schedules or rules. Just by being aware of this information you will do things to improve sleep that you wouldn’t have known to do otherwise. With The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns, you will learn: ● the things that trick us into disrupting a baby’s sleep ● how to identify the perfect moment for a nap ● ways to create a sleep-inducing environment ● tips to reduce the number of night wakings ● how to set the stage for great sleep throughout babyhood The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns was field-tested by 122 test families with newborns. Their input refined the ideas to make them easy to understand and follow – by even the most sleep-deprived parent. When you apply these Keys you can help your baby sleep well and peacefully. And guess what? When your baby sleeps – you will, too!

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds, Third Edition

Author: Rex Forehand,Nicholas Long

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071713107

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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A clinically proven, five-week program for improving your child's behavior 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. Uncover the specific factors that contribute to your child's disruptive behavior. Identify with real-life parent testimonials and discover strategies for managing specific behavior problems. Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology. New research highlights the scientific foundation behind the program. Topics include: Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child's Behavior; Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins; Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed?; It Takes More than Just Good Parenting; Does My Child Have ADHD?; Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program; Does My Child’s Behavior Really Need to Change?; Week 1: Attending; Week 2: Rewarding; Week 3: Ignoring; Week 4: Giving Directions; Week 5: Using Time-Outs; Integrating Your Parenting Skills; Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change; Creating a More Positive Home; Improving Your Communication Skills; Developing More Patience; Building Positive Self-Esteem; Helping Your Child Solve Problems with Peers; Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations; Specific Problem Behaviors

Zero to Five

70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I ve Learned So Far)

Author: Tracy Cutchlow

Publisher: Pear Press

ISBN: 0996032657

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

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When you’re a new parent, the miracle of life might not always feel so miraculous. Maybe your latest 2:00 a.m., 2:45 a.m., and 3:30 a.m. wake-up calls have left you wondering how “sleep like a baby” ever became a figure of speech—and what the options are for restoring your sanity. Or your child just left bite marks on someone, and you’re wondering how to handle it. First-time mom Tracy Cutchlow knows what you’re going through. In Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far), she takes dozens of parenting tips based on scientific research and distills them into something you can easily digest during one of your two-minute-long breaks in the day. The pages are beautifully illustrated by award-winning photojournalist Betty Udesen. Combining the warmth of a best friend with a straightforward style, Tracy addresses questions such as: Should I talk to my pregnant belly / newborn? Is that going to feel weird? (Yes, and absolutely.) How do I help baby sleep well? (Start with the 45-minute rule.) How can I instill a love of learning in my child? (By using specific types of praise and criticism.) What will boost my child’s success in school? (Play that requires self-control, like make-believe.) My baby loves videos and cell-phone games. That’s cool, right? (If you play, too.) What tamps down temper tantrums? (Naming emotions out loud.) My sweet baby just hit a playmate / lied to me about un-potting the plant / talked back. Now what? (Choose one of three logical consequences.) How do I get through an entire day of this? (With help. Lots of help.) Who knew babies were so funny? (They are!) Whether you read the book front to back or skip around, Zero to Five will help you make the best of the tantrums (yours and baby’s), moments of pure joy, and other surprises along the totally-worth-it journey of parenting.

The Gentle Eating Book

The Easier, Calmer Approach to Feeding Your Child and Solving Common Eating Problems

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349414416

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Most parents worry about their child's eating at some point. Common concerns include picky eating in toddlerhood, sweet cravings and vegetable avoidance in the early school years and dieting and worries about weight in the tween and teenage years. The Gentle Eating Book will help parents to understand their child's eating habits at each age. Starting from birth, the book covers how to start your child off with the most positive approach to eating, whether they are breast or bottle-fed. Parents of older babies will find information about introducing solids, feeding at daycare and when to wean off of breast or formula milk. For parents with toddlers and older children, Sarah includes advice on picky eating and food refusal, overeating, snacking and navigating eating at school, while parents of tweens and teens will find information on dieting, peer pressure, promoting a positive body image and preparing children for future eating independence. At each age The Gentle Eating Book will help parents to feed their child in a manner that will set up positive eating habits for life.

The Attachment Connection

Parenting a Secure & Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory

Author: Ruth P. Newton

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245204

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 223

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Looks at parent-child attachment during the first five years of a child's development and discusses ways parents can foster secure attachment, promote healthy social skills, and regulate a child's emotions.