Every stage of our child’s development brings new challenges and new opportunities for us parents to learn and grow with our child. Check out these wonderful NAPPA Award-winning books to help guide you from sleepless nights with a newborn through the turbulent middle school years.
Newborn 101: Secrets from Expert Nurses on Preparing and Caring for Your Baby at Home
Newborn 101 is a terrific book written by Carol Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC, an experienced Labor & Delivery nurse and lactation consultant. The comprehensive book offers reliable and useful information to assist new parents through the early months of parenthood. It covers topics such as preparing your home for baby, including safety tips and must-have supplies; breastfeeding how-tos and flexible feeding schedules; baby’s essential first days and weeks and the milestones in between; welcoming multiples; caring for preterm babies; techniques for soothing baby to sleep; postpartum self-care and getting back to your routine. The book is easy to read and mixed with narratives, charts, bullet points, illustrations and text boxes to maintain the attention of the reader. The question and answer portions of each topic segment is also very insightful.
$15.95, for expectant and new parents, grandparents & caregivers
Active Parenting: First Five Years Online Parenting Class
Active Parenting: First Five Years is an online parenting course that will show you how to nurture your young child with a “just right” combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. Each of the four sessions combines video, activities, reading, and discussion to share time-tested information that all new parents need. Certificate available at the end.
$79.95, for parents & caregivers
Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids 2nd Edition
Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids is a wonderful book for every parent. Paul Axtell looks at parenting through the lens of conversation: what we say matters, and it’s what creates the relationships we have with others. With 10 powerful suggestions, Axtell shows parents how to craft conversations that nurture self-esteem and confidence, foster connection, allow kids to feel heard and important in the family, and build the resilience needed for children to handle the inevitable upsets life brings. Includes special sections on technology, grandparents, and reading resources.
$16.00, for parents
No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls Book
No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls is a wonderful book to help navigate what could be a very turbulent time in your child’s development. Queen Bees and Wannabes for the elementary and middle school set, child and adolescent psychotherapist Katie Hurley shows parents of young girls how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud. No More Mean Girls is a guide for parents to help their young daughters navigate tricky territories such as friendship building, creating an authentic self, standing up for themselves and others and expressing themselves.
$17.00, for parents
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Elena Epstein is a mom of two and the director of NAPPA Awards, the longest running and most respected awards program in the industry, celebrating the best in family products for 28 years. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com.