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Help Your Kids with Growing Up

Paperback, 03/07/2017, £14.99

Creating and Thinking Critically

Paperback, 01/10/2012, £21.00

Parents As Partners

Paperback, 01/11/2009, £12.50

Learning in Tandem

7, 15/03/1996, £12.00
A text exploring strategies used by schools in both the UK and the US for involving parents directly in their children's learning. By offering support, advice and resources, teachers can encourage parents and carers to take an active role in promoting and supporting their children's learning.

Celebrating Children's Learning: Assessment Beyond Levels in the Early Years

Paperback, 12/12/2017, £18.99
In response to growing pressure on early years practitioners to adopt a 'tick-box' approach to recording children's progress, Celebrating Children's Learning sets out a bold vision for assessment in the early years. Drawing upon an inspiring collaboration between London nursery schools, it explores the role of observation in early years settings.

You, Your Child and School

Hardback, 13/03/2018, £18.99

When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic shifts in school behaviour

Paperback, 06/06/2017, £17.99
In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults.

Partnership with Parents in Early Childhood Settings: Insights from Five European Countries

Paperback, 30/10/2020, £36.99
Partnership with Parents in Early Childhood Settings examines how practitioners can work effectively with parents and families and the complex nature of these relationships.

Young children parents & professionals

Paperback, 03/10/1996, £46.99
As early education and child care increase, parents and professionals face many questions. This book proposes three dimensions of care giving behaviour, by which parents and professionals can help themselves, and young children, to develop.

Parent Partnership in the Early Years

Paperback, 25/03/2004, £11.99
This "Classmate" gives practical advice on how working alongside parents can positively encourage learning, rewarding not only you and the parents but most importantly your pupils as well.

Thinking Skills and Early Childhood Education

7, 05/02/2000, £32.99
This text offers a rationale for the popular idea among teachers and researchers that young children should be taught critical thinking and argument in the early years of their education.

Working with Parents in the Early Years 2ed

Paperback, 10/07/2013, £24.99
A text for early years practitioners and students, supporting them to reflect on, and improve the effectiveness of, their work with parents.

What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Fantastic Kids

Paperback, 01/09/2016, £13.99
A roadmap for parenting that draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distil the best information about parenting today into bite-sized pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away. It is based on the author's popular parenting workshops.

War for Children's Minds

Paperback, 24/05/2007, £18.99
Behind headlines on the conflict in Iraq and global terrorism, a much deeper battle is raging over children and the values they should adopt. This work exposes the weaknesses of arguments calling for a return to authoritarian styles of moral education. It shows that thinking for oneself does not mean that all moral points of view are equally good.

Principles of Attachment-Focused Parenting

Hardback, 17/04/2009, £23.00
An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills.

Help Your Boys Succeed: The essential guide for parents

Hardback, 30/08/2008, £12.99
Contains messages about the need to develop independence in boys, the importance of male role models within the close (and extended) family and what to look out for in school, including signs of peer pressure and limiting negative self beliefs. This book offers advice on how best to support boys in their learning and in developing self esteem.

Healthy Children's Lunches

Paperback, 26/03/2007, £5.99
Millions of us want to be better parents, and worry about the health of our offspring - especially when it comes to what they eat. This book offers advice on feeding your children well, without resorting to diet fads or having to give in to pester-power.

Toxic Childhood: How the Modern World is Damaging Our Children and What We Can Do About it 2ed

Paperback, 10/12/2015, £8.99
One in six children in the developed world is diagnosed as having 'developmental or behavioural problems' - this book explains why and shows what can be done about it. Updated for 2015.

Good Ideas: How to be Your Child's (and Your Own) Best Teacher

Paperback, 13/08/2015, £10.99
'Michael Rosen, poet, broadcaster and former children's laureate, who is so genuinely passionate, so enthusiastic, so in touch with what it is like to be a child ... has written a book about how to educate kids at home' Guardian

Paranoid parenting: Why Ignoring the Experts May be Best for Your Child

Paperback, 23/10/2008, £17.99
Contains ideas on how to stop disabling youth and instead bring out their full potential. This book shows how parental fears have been stoked and families harmed as a consequence. Based on sociological research, this book can bolster your confidence in your own judgements and enable you to bring up self-assured, imaginative, capable children.

How to be the Parent You Always Wanted to be

Paperback, 03/04/2014, £9.99
From the bestselling Authors of How to Talk so Kids Will Listen: Loaded with practical wisdom and proven methods, this new multimedia, audio and book combined edition, demonstrates simple, proven skills that make relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

Baby Touch: Busy Baby Book and Audio

Hardback, 07/05/2015, £7.99
Part of Ladybird's best-selling Baby Touch series, this book follows the busy baby in the red car as he journeys across the pages all the way from the jungle, the town and the farm back home.

Facts of Life

Paperback, 26/09/1997, £9.99
A highly acclaimed, straightforward and reassuring guide describing exactly what happens at puberty, with informative sections on sex, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, and advice on hygiene, exercise and healthy eating. This book contains the following Usborne Facts of Life titles: Babies and Growing up.

Beyond Toddlerdom: Keeping five- to twelve-year-olds on the rails

Paperback, 26/02/2000, £15.99
Intended for those parents who are in need of calm and wise advice on parenting the 5-12 year age group. This book enables parents to understand their child's needs and development during their pre-teen years. It takes account of the physical, psychological and sociological influences that are of importance during this time.

How Children Succeed

Paperback, 10/04/2014, £10.99
In a world where academic success can seem all-important in deciding our children's success in adult life, the author sees things very differently. This book offers a clarion call to parents who are seeking to unlock their child's true potential - and ensure they really succeed.

Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care: Inbternational Perspectives

Paperback, 01/01/2012, £46.99
This title opens up debate about the meaning of professionalism in the early childhood context. It draws together the work of an international group of scholars who ask if professionalism can be conceptualised in diverse and changing early childhood settings.

Respecting Childhood

Paperback, 16/02/2009, £36.99
Critically examines modern day views and practices related to children and childhood. This book discusses how Western society conceptualizes and often idealizes children as being fragile, innocent and 'incompetent' (or 'immature').

Brain Rules for Baby, Updated and Expanded

Paperback, 08/05/2014, £11.99

Gift of Failure

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £14.99
All of us want the best for our children. But are we going about it the right way? In this fascinating book, packed with case studies and practical advice, Lahey proposes a gentle but vital shift in the way we parent.

Early Childhood Grows Up

Hardback, 08/11/2011, £109.99
This book covers early years education and its practitioners, who face such fundamental questions as whether their field of work is a profession at all. The authors recap the early years education debate, and analyze the wider socio-political forces at work.

Saying No

Paperback, 16/10/2008, £10.99
Using case studies as well as informal anecdotes from family and friends as illustrations, the author strips away the negative associations surrounding the word 'no' and celebrates change and setting limits as essential ingredients in development. She also explains why the idea of limits and boundaries have become more pertinent.

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Hardback, 01/07/2016, £19.99
Explains what science can teach us about parenting. Covering everything from breastfeeding to brain development, this edition includes fresh thinking on how screen time affects your child's brain, and a focus on how love, nurture, and play contribute to your child's development.

Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

Paperback, 26/05/2016, £8.99
In his bestseller How Children Succeed, the author introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control and conscientiousness play a critical role in children's success. In this book, he outlines the practical steps that adults can take to improve the chances of every child, however adverse their circumstances.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Paperback, 05/12/2012, £12.99
The number one practical guide to making your family life less stressful and more rewarding.

Too Safe for Their Own Good

Paperback, 03/05/2011, £14.99
The second edition of this bestselling guide shows how parents and practitioners can offer children adventure and challenge without risking their safety.
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