Tricky Teens provides parents with a step-by-step guide to understanding what is really going on in the minds of their teenagers - and why; handling common conflict situations faced by every family with a teenager and successfully navigating common difficulties; creating a relatively peaceful happy family environment; and raising your teens so that they can successfully leave home, get a job and become wonderful adults.Read more
HELPFUL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT FOR MUMS WHO BOTTLE-FEED
There’s no need to feel guilty if you can't breastfeed
Breastfeeding, as we all agree, is of great benefit to a new baby. But what if we can’t? The fact is the majority of us end up using formula – and we feel guilty.
In Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding award-winning journalist Madeleine Morris and paediatrician Dr Sasha Howard reveal the truth about feeding – that breastfeeding is wonderful when it works, but bottle-fed babies, too, can grow up to be perfectly healthy, happy and smart.Read more
Andrew Fuller, well-known child and teen psychologist, will be talking on the topic of his new book Tricky Teens in Sydney. Find out why teens are the way they are (teen brain science) and how to successfully communicate with them despite grunts and monosyllabic answers.
In Andrew McMillan's review of John Card's memoir Hitchy Feet in The Australian, he says that the author's honesty 'elevates Hitchy Feet from the middling travel memoir established in the opening pages to the salient insight into the psyche of a smart young Australian man with which we finish'. Read the rest of the review here.
Powerful article in The Age today (and Sydney Morning Herald online)on how boys become men in a world of online porn, social media and sexts. Featuring 16-year-old Noah, 13-year-old Kehlan, Steve Biddulph and others: http://tinyurl.com/m5dfn9j
Natasha Mitchell speaks to Karen Harrland on Life Matters Radio National about living in the desert, a diet of camel meat, unplanned pregnancies, and winning the Finch Memoir Prize for her book Spinifex Baby. Listen to the podcast here.
Congratulations to Karen Harrland, the winner of the 2014 Finch Memoir Prize for her book Spinifex Baby, a beautifully written and evocative hymn to the Australian landscape and to the strength that lies within us all. Read more about Spinifex Baby here.
The Sydney Morning Herald loves Mandy Nolan's new memoir, Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have). Read Candice Baker's review and interview here.
Paul Cleary reviewed 9/11 and the Art of Happiness in this weekend's Australian. 'While Kennedy's writing style is brisk, he chooses his words carefully ... in a poignant epilogue, he writes that the art of happiness is about making choices and taking action. He had no choice about what happened to his mother but he was able to choose how to respond.
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‘John Card’s Hitchy Feet is like Jack Kerourac’s On the Road except with more laughs, less drug use and dysentery, and no boring bits about jazz musicians. A delightful romp through the unsettling arcadia that is the REAL Australia.’ - Shaun Micallef, comedian, actor, author, radio host and TV presenter of ‘Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell’
This is not a travel guide. This is a story about travelling around Australia trying to avoid strangulation by strangers while attempting amateur burglary. No, really. It is.Read more
Diary of a First-time Mum is an amusing record of the unpredictable life of a new mum - with its doubts, delights and disappointments. Nicole shares her innermost thoughts on all aspects of new motherhood such as breastfeeding, mastitis, sleep deprivation, body changes and the relationship with her husband, often jotting down her thoughts in the wee hours of the morning while breastfeeding.Read more