Steps for building stronger girls in a challenging world.
- Why are girls self-harming and suffering eating disorders in record numbers?
- Why do girls feel they have to be 'little miss perfects' who are never allowed to fail?
- Why are girls turning against each other on social media?
- What should we tell girls about how to deal with challenges of every day sexism and violent, misogynistic pornography?
- How can parents, teachers and grandparents inoculate girls so they can push back against the barrage of unhealthy messages bombarding them about what it means to be female?
Whether they are praised for being pretty rather than smart, or accused of being 'bossy' rather than leaders, teaching girls how to be comfortable with themselves has never been more challenging. Laid out in clear simple steps, Girls Uninterrupted shows the practical strategies you need to create a carefree childhood for your daughters and ultimately help build them into the healthy, resilient women they deserve to be.
"A brilliant parenting book" - Poorna Bell, Huffington Post UK
"I love this book... just what my daughter needed me to read" - leading parenting blogger, Becky Goddard-Hlll
"An invaluable road map that will guide parents through the maze of modern-day adolescence, helping parents to bring out the best in their daughters. Full of practical and effective strategies – read it and share it!" - Noel Janis-Norton, Director of "Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting"
Mum Hacks - Time-saving Tips to Tame the Chaos of Family Life.
Parenting has come to feel like an unwinnable race against a stop-watch.
One in three families now has both parents in full-time work. Another two million parents are raising kids on their own.
On top of that, economic uncertainty, the long hours culture and the creeping tendrils of technology, which means work follows us home, means that UK parents work longer days than any other nation in Europe.
Pulled in every direction, the result is that many of today’s mums and dads spend most of their time feeling burnt-out, and struggling to keep up.
This book will tell you how to:
- Spot the toys, kids clothes and basic equipment, from bibs to bottles, that will make less work for you.
- Head off messy disasters in the kitchen and throughout the house before they happen, instead of spending hours on your hands on knees.
- Stock up on food to always have in your cupboard to make a meal (when you just cant make it to the shops with screaming kids in tow.)
- Cut your make-up time from 15 minutes to 5 minute and find the coat, handbag and wardrobe that will take you from baby to boardroom.
- Deliver discipline that works the first time (not the twentieth!)
- Stop your laundry and ironing piles from stalking you.
- Find the time to stay in shape and lose weight - even when the kids don't give you time to exercise.
"If you dream of having time to enjoy your family instead of being bogged down in cooking and cleaning, this is the book for you." – Prima
"This sanity-saving book is loaded with great advice from one who has been there, done that." – Australian Woman's Day
"Carey's non-preachy book is packed with handy tips on how to crack through the drudgy bit of parenting to spend more time with your kids." – Hampstead and Highgate Express
Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe:
Words of Wisdom from the Golden Age of Agony Aunts
This collection of the funniest - and most bizarre - agony aunts advice from the 1850s to the 1960s is a fascinating glimpse into our social past.
Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe harks back to a time when agony aunts played a pivotal role in our society, advising men and women on love, sex, relationships, and other taboo subjects.
From advice on the immorality of reading a crime novel or riding a bicycle to Sunday school, to tips on beauty, etiquette and how to make a boy into a man, this book is a slap in the face for everyone accustomed to the politically correct advice of today - and is a tribute to the manners of the past that will make you grateful times have moved on...
The book received widespread coverage in publications ranging from The Times, The Guardian and The Week. It was named as one of the best humour books of the year by the Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail and Independent on Sunday as one of the best humour books of the year.
"A terrific anthology of the eccentric" – Daily Mail
"Fascinating" – Sunday Times
A Mother's Love
A moving collection of stories from around the world, A Mother's Love takes you through the ups and downs of motherhood through tales of humour, reflection, sorrow and joy.
Whether you are a brand new mother or a grandmother many times over, you will rediscover yourself in the pages of this book.
From pregnancy and childhood to adulthood and beyond, this celebration of motherhood commemorates one of the most important people in everyone's lives: our mothers.
"A very special book full of wonderful snippets of perspectives on life from a mother's point of view. Guaranteed to make you smile - and guaranteed a place at the front of every mother's bookshelf. Don't let this one pass you by." – Amanda Hyatt
Taming the Tiger Parent
How to put your child's well-being first in a competitive world
Mozart in the womb, Baby Einstein DVDs for newborns and iPad learning apps for toddlers. From the moment the umbilical cord is cut, today’s parents feel trapped in a never-ending race to ensure their child is the brightest and the best.
But while it’s completely natural for us to want our kids to reach their potential, at what point does too much competition become damaging?
With constant testing in schools also raising the stakes, how can we tell when hot-housing children is actually doing more harm than good?
In this ground-breaking and provocative book, award-winning journalist and parenting author Tanith Carey presents the latest research on what this contest is doing to the next generation. She explains why, far from making our children more go-getting and successful, it can back-fire with life-long repercussions, damage their emotional well-being and fracture their relationships with the very people who love them most: their parents.
Tanith offers parents practical, realistic solutions that will give them permission to take their foot off the gas and reclaim a more relaxed family life. Packed with insights, experts' tips, real experiences and resources, this book is a timely guide to safeguarding your child’s well-being in a competitive world – so they can grow into the happy, emotionally balanced people they really need to be.
"This book is in a great tradition along with Madeleine Bunting's Willing Slaves, Sue Gerhardt's The Selfish Society, and of course Kim Payne's Simplicity Parenting, as critiques of society that also help us re-orient our parenting. Beautifully lucid and readable, and definitely on the right track in terms of what kids need." - Steve Biddulph, Parenting author
"Possibly the best book I have read in the Parenting Arena. Insightful and thought-provoking, it teaches you how to parent in a better, more conducive way so that stay connected to your child and see them for who they are not what they can do." - Naomi Richards, The Parenting Coach