The Second Baby Book

The Second Baby Book

Having a second baby is a very different experience from having your first, yet there is little recognition of the wide range of issues that need to be considered when bringing a second child into the family. In this incredibly helpful book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith helps parents feel more positive and prepared for life with two children. The book begins with the obvious question: when is the right time to add another member to the family? It then goes on to examine the specific issues that can arise with a second pregnancy and birth; the common concerns about siblings, such as how to prepare your firstborn for what's to come; how to cope with the practicalities of life with two young children (aka actually managing to get anything done!); and the feelings parents are likely to experience, too. The Second Baby Book examines all the questions and issues Sarah herself faced second time around, as well as sharing the experiences of the many parents who have sought her advice. It also highlights what scientific studies reveal about such issues as the spacing of children and the differences between first and second births. Practical, insightful and honest, this book will help you understand the challenges ahead but, more importantly, it will equip you to meet them with knowledge, confidence and a sense of excitement for the future.

The Second Baby Survival Guide

How to stay calm and enjoy life with a new baby and a toddler

The Second Baby Survival Guide

The Second Baby Survival Guide offers a brilliant mixture of practical, experience-driven advice and warm supportiveness to help second-time parents-to-be cope with a new baby and a toddler. Covering everything from telling your older child about the new baby, to trying to organise your day with two in tow, this book will equip you for the exciting – and busy – journey ahead. Naia Edwards offers reassuring advice and tips on a range of topics, from ensuring everyone gets enough sleep, to tackling jealousy and tantrums in your older child and how to adapt to your bigger family. And yes, you will be able find enough love for two. With frequently asked questions and case studies offering words of wisdom from parents who've been there (and survived to tell the tale!) this is an engaging, trustworthy and enjoyable read and is set to become a parenting classic.

How to Have Your Second Child First

100 Things That Are Good to Know... the First Time Around

How to Have Your Second Child First

As any parent of more than one child will tell you, things are much easier the second time around. In this warm and reassuring book, scores of real-life second-time parents offer first-timers their stories and lessons learned. One hundred accessible entries guide new parents through pregnancy and the first year of life, covering everything from birth plans and breast-feeding to finding a parental comfort zone. With a dose of patience and a sprinkling of humor, How to Have Your Second Child First helps first-timers navigate parenthood with the savvy and calm of moms and dads who have been there before—twice.

Your Second Pregnancy

What to Expect This Time

Your Second Pregnancy

Every pregnancy is different. This is the only book available that discusses what is different about your second pregnancy and why.

The Starting School Book

How to choose, prepare for and settle your child at school

The Starting School Book

An indispensable guide for parents whose children are about to start, or have recently started school. Starting school is a huge important milestone for children and their parents. The best school years happen when everyone involved feels happy and engaged with the whole experience, and yet, with so much information to digest and so little guidance available, the process can be incredibly confusing. The Starting School Book is a reassuring and practical guide for parents of school-age children. Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides clear and helpful advice for each stage of the process, whether your are just beginning to think about your child's education, applying for a school place, preparing your child for starting at the school you have chosen, or your child has already started school and you would like to help smooth the transition. Specific guidance includes: * Starting school ages, policies and procedures * How to decide the best starting age for a summer-born child * What to look for when choosing a school and what questions to ask when you visit * How to prepare your child emotionally and practically for starting school * Common concerns including settling in, separation anxiety, friendship issues, school refusal and reconnecting with your child at the end of the day * Understanding your own feelings about the transition and your role in the wider school community With case studies and advice from parents who have been through it, and enlightening tips from teachers, The Starting School Book provides all the information you need to help your child have a positive, calm and happy school experience.

The Second Child Pregnancy Journal and Memory Book

The Second Child Pregnancy Journal and Memory Book

Hooray for another bundle of joy coming your way! Even though this is your second pregnancy, there are experiences that will prove to be unique. Keeping a journal will help you determine the similarities and differences of this journey to the delivery of another child. Writing will also help you become mentally and emotionally prepared for the coming of your second baby. Write today!

Welcoming Your Second Baby

Welcoming Your Second Baby

The thought of having a second child is often overwhelming to parents. With her trade mark humor and practical advice, well known parenting author, Vicki Lansky guides parents through the major transition from one child to two. WELCOMING YOUR SECOND BABY offers hundreds of practical tips and advice for preparing an older sibling for the baby's entrance into the family. Parents will find this book filled with helpful information for their own adjustment to the new baby as well as their child's. There are listings of services, resources, support groups and lots of other parent-tested "it worked for me" testimonials. A complete index makes the information easy to find and a welcome feature for any busy parent eager to reduce sibling rivalary.

The Second Child

A breath-taking debut novel about the bond of family and the limits of love

The Second Child

Chosen for the Radio 2 Book Club with Simon Mayo 'A carefully crafted and utterly compelling tale of lost opportunity and impossible choices.' Amanda Brooke, author of The Affair Why do you love your child? Is it because they're a straight A student, a talented footballer? Or is it simply because they're yours? Sarah and Phil love both their children, James and Lauren. The couple have the same hopes and aspirations as any parent. But their expectations are shattered when they discover that their perfect baby daughter has been born with a flaw; a tiny, but life-changing glitch that is destined to shape her future, and theirs, irrevocably. Over time the family adapt and even thrive. Then one day a blood test casts doubt on the very basis of their family. Lauren is not Phil's child. Suddenly, their precious family is on the brink of destruction. But the truth they face is far more complex and challenging than simple infidelity. It tests their capacity to love, each other and their children, and it raises the question of what makes - and what breaks - a family.

The Gentle Discipline Book

How to raise co-operative, polite and helpful children

The Gentle Discipline Book

Do you want to raise a well-behaved, happy child but feel that common forms of discipline used today, which focus on rewarding, excluding or punishing children, don't work for your family? In The Gentle Discipline Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith debunks many commonly held beliefs about punishment and motivation, and provides an alternative approach that will empower you to discipline your child in an effective way and with respect. Gentle discipline is not about mollycoddling your child or being a pushover - it means understanding your child, having realistic expectations of them, and responding to their misbehaviour appropriately. It focuses on teaching and learning, not punishment or rewarding. In her trademark practical style, Sarah offers solutions for coping with the most common discipline challenges, including: - whining and sulking - aggressive and destructive behaviour - not listening and refusal to do things - rudeness and backchat - sibling rivalry - lying - swearing - low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence The advice is appropriate to a wide range of ages, from toddler to teenager, and, if you have been using more traditional form of discipline, it will give you the tools - and the confidence - to change to a more mindful approach.