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Extreme Parenting

Extreme Parenting

Parenting Your Child with a Chronic Illness

Sharon Dempsey

This book is a guide and a source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses. Sharon Dempsey argues that by helping parents to cope with their child's condition we are ultimately helping the child. The guide is packed with practical advice, models of exploration and lists of action points. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-619-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Feeling Like Crap

Feeling Like Crap

Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem

Nick Luxmoore

Feeling Like Crap explores how a young person's self is constructed, and what might help that self to feel more valued and confident. It demonstrates how listening to, engaging with and being respectful of young people can provide the support they need to help them repair their sense of self and offer them new possibilities and directions in life. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-682-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

How We Feel

An Insight into the Emotional World of Teenagers

Edited by Jacki Gordon and Gillian Grant

This innovative and accessible book shows, largely in their own words, how young people really feel about themselves and the world around them. They speak about school, parents, siblings, peers, romance, good looks, jealousy, bullying, sex, drugs, normality and difference, their joy, pain and confusion, and everything else. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-439-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp
A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders

A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders

Spotting the Stealth Bomber and Other Symbolic Approaches

Ahmed Boachie and Karin Jasper

This book will help caregivers to reach out to young people having difficulty cooperating with treatment. It uses analogies and metaphors effectively to help explain eating disorders and the treatment process. Integrating medical, psychological, and narrative aspects, it encourages the reader to conceptualize each step towards health. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-196-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds

Rebecca Bergese

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds introduces the challenges that face children as they start to make their transition from childhood into adolescence. Rebecca Bergese guides the reader through the broad range of emotional and social challenges experienced by children as they are encouraged to take on greater responsibility. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-674-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp
Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Margot Waddell

This book offers helpful advice to parents whose children have reached the turbulent teenage years. From conflict management to issues of bullying, stealing and smoking, it guides parents as their children alternate between maturity and immaturity and develop their own identity. more »

2005, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-367-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp
Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Lesley Maroni

Understanding 4-5-year-olds gives a thoughtful overview of the challenges that children face as they gradually move away from a strong attachment to their families and turn towards the wider world of school and life outside the family. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-534-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp
Understanding 6-7-Year-Olds

Understanding 6-7-Year-Olds

Corinne Aves

This accessible book provides a wealth of information to help parents, educators and carers better relate to children at this exciting, yet demanding, stage of development. Corinne Aves offers guidance on encouraging children's development and helping them to cope with changing expectations of their behaviour. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-467-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp
Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds

Biddy Youell

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds describes how children grow and change as they move further away from reliance on home and family, out into the world of school and community. Biddy Youell looks at the ways in which eight and nine year olds experience their world and highlights some of the difficulties that may hinder their development. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-673-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp
Understanding Your One-Year-Old

Understanding Your One-Year-Old

Sarah Gustavus Jones

Acknowledging the crucial role of relationships and parenting, Sarah Gustavus Jones offers guidance and reassurance in this sensitive exploration of the issues central to your child's developing physical and emotional needs. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-241-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp
Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Louise Emanuel

Louise Emanuel presents practical tips and a great deal of emotional reassurance for both the first-time and the experienced parent. She offers helpful guidance on a range of topics, from managing sibling rivalry and ensuring everyone in the family gets a good night's sleep, to encouraging conversation and imaginative solitary and social play. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-243-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp
Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller guides parents through their two-year-old's development, from how to deal with a 'bossy boots' to understanding the central importance of toys, and the development of language and nonverbal communicative skills. She describes ways in which parents can help a young child express or resolve difficult feelings or jealousy. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-288-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp
Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Pamela Bartram

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs explores the developmental impact of disability on normal stages of child development, and examines the complex nature of the emotional bonds between parents and their children with special needs. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-533-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp
Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness

Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness

Nick Luxmoore

This book is about young people trying to find answers, or at least trying to live more comfortably with the question. Using dozens of recognisable vignettes, Luxmoore explores young people's anxieties about ordinariness and extraordinariness, anxieties that affect everything: their behaviour, choices, relationships, happiness. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-185-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Nick Luxmoore

This book explores the problems that arise when death is not openly discussed with young people and offers invaluable advice about how best to allay concerns without pretending that there are easy answers. It covers all of the key issues and supports professionals in asking young people the difficult question, "Do you think much about death?" more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-320-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

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