Popular Books February 2013
Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It’s a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women – or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman – at last, there is a clear map of girls’ minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter’s potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted – bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps – as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it’s so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world’s leading voices on girls’ needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.
This text argues that boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly – and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become emotionally confident adults. The author, Steve Biddulph, goes on to assert that it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers. Through the teen years a boy ideally needs a male mentor outside his immediate family to teach him the best way to live. Without these things boys can turn to alcohol, drugs and despair and fail to grow up into feeling, responsible adults. In this text, Biddulph provides advice on: the stages of boyhood; how a mother teaches about life and love; how schools need to change to be made a good place for boys; testosterone and how it changes behaviour; how to be a good father; and how to teach boys to have a caring attitude towards girls and sex.
Most parenting books focus on changing a child’s behaviour, but the truth is that children change only when their relationship with their parents changes. When parents develop an empathic understanding that allows them to see things from the child’s perspective, real change can take place for the good. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), this approach eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits, with empathy and communication. In PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS readers are given step-by-step guides and practical tools to transform their parenting in a positive, proven way.
All six episodes from the first series of the BBC drama, adapted from Jennifer Worth’s memoirs, about a group of midwives working in East London in the 1950s. Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) gets her first job at Nonnatus House which she soon realises is a nursing convent and not a hospital, as she had assumed. As she begins caring for patients, she gradually becomes accustomed to her new environment, making friends with fellow midwives Cynthia (Bryony Hannah), Trixie (Helen George) and the clumsy Chummy (Miranda Hart).
The complete second series of the BBC drama, adapted from Jennifer Worth’s memoirs, about a group of midwives working in East London in the 1950s. In this series, it’s 1958, and while Jenny (Jessica Raine) has her hands full dealing with an abused patient, fellow midwives Trixie (Helen George) and Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) are forced to board a Swedish cargo ship to tend to the captain’s pregnant daughter.
Prices at February 2013 with FREE delivery in Australia
- A$18.50 Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls
- A$14.26 Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different – and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men
- A$12.28 Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
- A$11.85 Call the Midwife: Series 1
- A$23.54 Call the Midwife: Series 2
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