Author: Steve Biddulph
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A practical guidebook and passionate call-to-arms for parents of girls that empowers them to raise confident, well-rounded daughters in an exploitative world, from the author of the international bestseller Raising Boys. In today's world, it's especially critical for girls to grow up strong and capable. In this impassioned follow-up to his bestselling Raising Boys, author Steve Biddulph brings together the best thinking from around the world on how to raise daughters of sound character who know that they are loved, and can stand up for themselves and others. Biddulph teaches parents how to build their daughters' self-assuredness, encourage friendships, and equip them to learn and believe in themselves. This detailed guidebook teaches parents, grandparents, and caretakers exactly what matters for and to girls at which age, and how to build confidence and connectedness from infancy to young womanhood.
Author: Steve Biddulph
A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. With around 20% new material, Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys is to be re-released this month with some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics:.* How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life.* Whether boys should start school later than girls.* How important it is to let boys cry, and how crying helps avoid violence, suicide, and risky behaviour.* Two completely new stages of boyhood we didn't know about: the FULL ON FOURS and the EMOTIONAL EIGHTS* Help for single mothers raising sons.* How to choose a sport that does more good than harm.* What we can do about boys and binge drinking.* What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.
Steve Biddulph’s Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys’ specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons’ inner world. But today, things have changed. It’s girls that are in trouble.
The most popular book ever about raising boys is back, significantly updated to help raise sons in a world that offers gender equality, respect and a whole new kind of man, but is still haunted by toxic masculinity. You'll find cutting-edge science about the 'physical fours', the 'emotional eights' and how puberty can be turned into a positive time, along with hundreds of other practical tips for raising a son. No two boys are alike, and you have to get to know our own unique boy. The idea that 'if we understand them, we can help them' is what has made this book so well loved and trusted in over a million homes. As one of Australia's best-known psychologists for almost 30 years, Steve has introduced a generation of fathers into hands-on engagement with kids, and helped thousands of mothers gain confidence in their ability to raise sons well. He has worked with schools in 17 countries, and 130,000 parents have heard his unforgettable live talks. 'Biddulph is electrifying' -Telegraph 'Biddulph is a spellbinder' - 60 Minutes
Steve Biddulph, the favourite number one name in parenting psychology – and bestselling author of Raising Boys – examines how different childcare options are likely to affect you and your child in this rivetting and highly topical book
The New Manhood
Author: Steve Biddulph
In The New Manhood, Steve Biddulph explores the elements of a man's life that often cause unhappiness, emptiness or frustration....
This epub is currently best viewed on a tablet or a colour e-reader. In answer to the crisis in girls’ mental health, the UK’s bestselling parenting author Steve Biddulph brings an interactive learning guide rich in content and interactive elements to help parents be prepared and self-aware in providing for their daughters.
Author: Steve Biddulph
Since its initial publication in 1994, Manhood has had a profound emotional impact on thousands of men and women. It has sold over 150 000 copies in Australia and New Zealand, making it the most popular book on men's lives in both countries. Steve Biddulph uses stories, humour and a refreshingly honest style of writing that resonates with both men and women. In Manhood, he tackles two critical social issues: creating a healthy masculinity, and how men can free themselves from crippling and outdated roles. This new edition has been specially revised and updated to meet the needs of younger readers, who are struggling with these issues today. Manhood touches the heart of almost everyone who reads it and provides a clear and practical roadmap of what to do. Women find it a revelation and profoundly moving; men gain recognition and a sense of hope that life can be different. Confronting and real, Manhood isn't just something you read, it's something you do.
The New Manhood
Author: Steve Biddulph
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For twenty years, Steve Biddulph’s groundbreaking book Manhood and the revised edition, The New Manhood, have had a remarkable impact around the world. Thousands of men have reconciled with their fathers, become more involved with their children, rejuvenated their marriages and made sweeping changes to their lives. Steve explores every aspect of a man’s life in an honest and uplifting way: love, friendship, sex, marriage, raising children, spirituality and finding your true work – all in plain language and illustrated by powerful, real-life stories. This is a handbook for men of all ages, and for the women who love them. ‘Read this book and you’ll make the world a better place, by making yourself a better man.’ – Richard Glover, ABC broadcaster and author of The Mud House ‘This book . . . reveals important truths about our culture and our world, and how they shape . . . who we are and what we become.’ – Richard Eckersley, researcher and writer on progress and wellbeing, author of Well & Good: Morality, Meaning and Happiness ‘This landmark work is for those who truly want to understand and nurture the men and boys in their lives, and for men who want to understand themselves better.’ – Maggie Hamilton, writer, social researcher, publisher and author of many books including What Men Don’t Talk About
An accessible guide to teaching your children how to live free and happy lives A special combined edition of the highly acclaimed bestsellers tHE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN and MORE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN. Both titles have been revised and updated. In tHE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN you will discover what's really happening inside kids' minds, and what to do about it. And you will find out how to be a stronger, more loving, more definite and more relaxed parent. You'll learn how to let go of old, negative approaches, and free up more energy to enjoy your kids and your life. MORE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN tackles other important concerns of parents today such as: how to help toddlers and children feel secure and settled; discipline methods that work (without hitting or yelling); making sure your love gets through; being the best kind of dad; and the childcare dilemma.
Stories of Manhood
Author: Steve Biddulph
A collection of stories from eminent male writers about what it means to be a man.
A very practical, 'howto' approach to parenting. More Secrets of Happy Children tackles the important concerns of parents in the nineties, with inspirational ideas and clues for daytoday living with children. As counsellors, educators and parents, Steve and Sharon Biddulph have worked with families for over twenty years, and have talked with thousands of parents about what works. Issues such as: How to help toddler's and children feel secure and settled Discipline methods that work - without hitting or yelling Making sure your love gets through Being the best kind of dad Will childcare damage your child Parent pay Parent power - changing our world and many more, are discussed with Steve's gentle blend of humour and practical advice. this is a book about putting love into action, about knowing what you are doing and why, and about raising twenty-second century children you can be proud of. A very practical, 'howto' approach to parenting. More Secrets of Happy Children tackles the important concerns of parents in the nineties, with inspirational ideas and clues for daytoday living with children. As counsellors, educators and parents, Steve and Sharon Biddulph have worked with families for over twenty years, and have talked with thousands of parents about what works. Issues such as: How to help toddler's and children feel secure and settled Discipline methods that work - without hitting or yelling Making sure your love gets through Being the best kind of dad Will childcare damage your child? Parent pay Parent power - changing our world and many more, are discussed with Steve's gentle blend of humour and practical advice. this is a book about putting love into action, about knowing what you are doing and why, and about raising twenty-second century children you can be proud of.
Psychologist and family counselor Steve Biddulph has been hailed as a "childhood guru" (The Guardian) and a "publishing phenomenon" (the Times, London), and this is his landmark book, the foundation for his major international reputation. With unparalleled clarity, common sense, and warmth, The Secret of Happy Children instructs all parents about parent-child communication from babyhood to teens. It gives parents confidence to be more themselves as parents—stronger, more loving, more definite, more relaxed. Biddulph reveals what is really happening inside kids' minds and what to do about it. He covers a wide variety of issues important to a child's—and a parent's—happiness, including stopping tantrums before they begin, curing shyness, the link between food and behavior, and much more. Parents will find themselves letting go of old, negative approaches and freeing up more energy to enjoy their kids and their own lives.
You Can Start a Revolution in Your Family . . . Tonight ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It’s about learning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids’ behavior . . . for their benefit. Our biggest enemy as parents is not the TV, the Internet, or even drugs. Our biggest enemy is our own emotional reactivity. When we say we “lost it” with our kids, the “it” in that sentence is our own adulthood. And then we wonder why our kids have so little respect for us, why our kids seem to have all the power in the family. It’s time to do it differently. And you can. You can start to create and enjoy the types of calm, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your kids that you’ve always craved. You can begin to revolutionize your family, starting tonight. Parenting is not about kids, it’s about parents. If you’re not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that’s inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics. Moving beyond the child-centered, technique-based approaches that ultimately fail, the ScreamFree way compels you to: focus on yourself calm yourself down, and grow yourself up By staying calm and connected with your kids, you begin to operate less out of your deepest fears and more out of your highest principles, revolutionizing your relationships in the process. ScreamFree Parenting is not just another parenting book. It’s the first parenting book that maintains—from beginning to end—that parenting is NOT about kids . . . it’s about parents. As parents pay more attention to controlling their own behavior instead of their kids’ behavior, the result is stronger, more rewarding, and more fulfilling family relationships. For those of you reading who are parents, know parents, or have had parents, the notion that the greatest thing you can do for your children is to learn to focus on yourself may sound strange, even heretical. It’s not. Here’s why: we are the only ones we can control. We cannot control our kids—we cannot control the behavior of any other human being. And yet, so many “experts” keep giving us more tools (“techniques”) to help us try to do just that. And, of course, the more we try to control, the more out of control our children become. “Don’t make me come up there.” “Don’t make me pull this car over.” “How many times do I have to tell you?” Even our language suggests that our kids have control over us. It’s no wonder that we end up screaming. Or shutting down. Or simply giving up. And the charts, refrigerator magnets, family meetings, and other techniques in most typical parenting books just don’t work. They end up making us feel more frustrated and more powerless in this whole parenting thing. This practical, effective guide for parents of all ages with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. Well-written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book is sensible, straightforward, and based on the experiences of hundreds of actual families. It will help all parents become calming authorities in their homes, bring peace to their families today, and give kids what they need to grow into caring, self-directed adults tomorrow.