There’s just a small selection of lovely new parenting books this month. They’re still the cream of the crop though (I love the sewing book)! And as a bonus I’ve included an extra children’s book – a couple of favourites from the new ones that have been arriving recently, including the picture book debut by Australian design extraordinaire Beci Orpin.
8 keys to raising the quirky child / Mark Bowers ; foreword by Babette Rothschild.
“A quirky child experiences difficulty fitting in and connecting with others usually due to an interpersonal style or behavior that stands out from the other kids. These kids are not so far afield as to fall on the autism spectrum, but they are unique, and their behaviors are not addressed in typical parenting books. This book defines quirky markers and offers strategies for parents to understand their children’s brains and behaviors; to know what is developmentally appropriate, and what isn’t; to understand how to reach their kids; and to help facilitate their social functioning in the world.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
You simply can’t spoil a newborn: the essential Kiwi guide to nurturing your baby in the first three months / Dorothy Waide with Jill Daamen.
“The first three months of parenthood offer a unique opportunity for parents to lay a loving and solid foundation that will last a lifetime. From calming the most unsettled baby, to teaching babies to self-settle and resettle, Dorothy Waide provides realistic advice on how to solve common breastfeeding issues, to managing time, relationships and emotional demands in the weeks following birth.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Out of control : why disciplining your child doesn’t work– and what will / Shefali Tsabary, PhD.
“Every parent wants the golden key to raising well-behaved, academically gifted, successful, happy children. Out of Control offers a never-before-published perspective on why the entire premise of discipline is flawed. Dr. Shefali Tsabary reveals how discipline is a major cause of generations of dysfunction. The author goes to the heart of the problems parents have with children, challenging society’s dependence on discipline, daring readers to let go of fear-based ideologies and replace them with an approach that draws parent and child together.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
The soul of discipline : the simplicity parenting approach to warm, firm, and calm guidance–from toddlers to teens / Kim John Payne, M.Ed.
“In this groundbreaking book, parenting expert and acclaimed author of the bestselling book Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne, M.Ed., flips the script on children’s challenging or defiant behavior and lays out an elegantly simple plan to support parents in establishing loving, age-sensitive boundaries that help children feel safe and settled.”–Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness”– Provided by publisher.
Linen, wool, cotton kids : 21 patterns for simple separates and comfortable layers / Akiko Mano.
“From feminine dresses to menswear-inspired outfits, this collection of coordinated separates for girls ages 4 to 7 can be easily modified to suit the season or the child. With an emphasis on natural fabrics, these garments are designed to allow the nature of the fabric to come through.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Children’s book picks:
The Specific Ocean
“A young girl does not want to go away for summer vacation; she wants to stay in the city with her friends. But after a few days at the beach, she falls under the ocean’s spell and begins to wonder how she can bring it and its magic back home with her. A lyrical, thoughtful look at the deep connection to be made with the natural world.” (Syndetics summary)
Find me a Castle: A look-and-find book
“There’s lots to discover in this book, So open it up and take a look, Search for each hidden thing, and then, Find me a castle and we’ll start again! From this highly acclaimed creator comes a fresh new interpretation of the classic look-and-find book. With so much to discover, Find Me A Castle will have you returning time and again to its beautiful pages.” (Syndetics summary)