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Answers all the 'whys' and 'hows' when it comes to baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning means starting your baby on real table food from the start (at approximately 6 months old depending on your baby) and skipping the puree stage completely. This means offering baby a selection of nutritious finger foods so they feel like they're joining in on family meals. Baby weaning is popular with second and third children, because they're so keen to mimic their older siblings. Baby-led weaning supports baby's motor development skills at an earlier rate, it can lead to healthier eating habits and weights and very often finger foods can be more nutritious than purees. And the whole process is just so much easier and fun for parents and baby alike! Providing all the information parents will need, Jennifer addresses all the questions hesitant parents may have: from choking concerns, when to begin your baby on the programme, ensuring your baby is getting the right food and nutrients and dealing with the frustration of defending baby-led weaning to family and friends. Plus there are 125 nutritious and delicious recipes that can be enjoyed by baby and the entire family. All the information a parents needs is right here in this indispensable how-to-guide: * Tips for getting started with baby-led weaning, including signs of readiness including some great first finger foods like sweet potatoes and egg yolk; * Focus on safe foods and progressing food size as your baby develops; * Dealing with allergies and vegetarian lifestyles; * Basics of offering iron rich foods and modifying family meals.
From noted parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner comes the definitive book about parenting African American children. For over a decade, national parenting expert and bestselling author Denene Millner has published thought-provoking, insightful, and wickedly funny commentary about motherhood on her critically acclaimed website, MyBrownBaby.com. The site, hailed a must-read by The New York Times, speaks to the experiences, joys, fears, and triumphs of African American motherhood. After publishing almost 2,000 posts aimed at lifting the voices of parents of color, Millner has now curated a collection of the website's most important and insightful essays offering perspectives on issues from birthing while Black to negotiating discipline to preparing children for racism. Full of essays that readers of all backgrounds will find provocative, My Brown Baby acknowledges that there absolutely are issues that Black parents must deal with that white parents never have to confront if they're not raising brown children. This book chronicles these differences with open arms, a lot of love, and the deep belief that though we may come from separate places and have different backgrounds, all parents want the same things for our families-and especially for our children.
Children Draw is a concise, richly illustrated book, aimed at parents, teachers, and caretakers, that explores why children draw and the meaning and value of drawing for youngsters--from toddlers aged two to pre-adolescents aged twelve. Informed by psychology and practical teaching with children, it guides readers through the progressive stages and characteristics of drawing development as children grow and change mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and creatively. It offers parents tips about encouraging children to express their ideas visually, age-appropriate art materials, workspaces, and different media, as well as suggestions for making an art museum visit more meaningful--not to mention more fun--for both parents and kids. Packed with many delightful examples of children's art, Children Draw is an essential book for parents interested in their child's art activities.
What do you really know about how children learn? How helpful are different types of assessment and what do the results mean? Is homework necessary and how you can you encourage your child at home? Will ability groups and setting help your child achieve more? How do you choose the right school to suit your child? The government and the media have a lot to say about education, but what is the evidence behind these debates? This book walks you through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information. It covers topics including school choice, testing and assessment, homework and revision, primary- and secondary-specific topics, stress and mental health, and special needs. Most importantly it ensures you will be able to ask schools the right questions, interact positively with teachers and effectively support your child throughout their education.
'Honest, gutsy and laugh out loud...Do your pelvic floor exercises before reading as you may pee your pants' Kathy LetteA celebration of parenting failures, hilarious confessions, fish fingers and wine!This is a book for anyone who's ever dealt with a poo in the pool, cleaned up a sick in the supermarket, or gone to an important meeting without realising there's weetabix stuck to their bum.Because let's be honest - no matter how much we love our kids, or how good we are at parenting, everyone's a Scummy Mummy sometimes.
________________________________ 'Esther Wojcicki is leading a revolution . . . [She] shows us how to be our best so our children can be their best.' Arianna Huffington Being a parent is complicated - but the trick to succeed is simpler than you think. Known as the Godmother of Silicon Valley, Esther Wojcicki's three daughters are all hugely successful in both their professional and personal lives. What's her parenting secret? As we face an epidemic of parental and childhood anxiety, Woj has the advice every parent wants to hear: climb out of that helicopter and relax. Her tried and tested TRICK approach will help you: * Let your child discover their own passions * Move on from past parenting mistakes * Build rock-solid foundations for a lifelong relationship * Be brave enough to give your child freedom * Work with your children, not against them * Set healthy relationships with technology Your children are the future. If you change your parenting, you can change the world. 'A brilliant book. It should be on the bookshelf of every parent.' FROST MAGAZINE
One in four children will suffer from anxiety at some point in their young lives. As a parent it can often be difficult to know how best to support your child when they become fearful and worried, and whether their worries are something they can deal with themselves or a symptom of something more serious. This guide offers ways to help you to help your child articulate how they are feeling and offers effective coping strategies and simple lifestyle tweaks to manage anxiety by building their resilience and self-confidence for life. Identify the source of your child's anxiety Instil good sleeping and eating habits Help your child create a list of calming actions for when they feel anxious Simple relaxation exercises Know when to seek support
At last, a modern, chic memory book to capture your child's milestones from kindergarten through high school! Growing Up: A Modern Memory Book for the School Years features gender-neutral artwork and space to record precious memories from each year of your child's schooling so you can one day gift to your grown child. Growing Up includes: - Space to record moments for each grade level from kindergarten through high school - Prompts to capture your child's personality, traits, and growth at each special stage - Space for special photos, including the first day of school and class photos - Pockets to save special mementos like report cards, awards, and programs