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Authored by national parenting experts, ParentMap's collection of print and e-books solve the toughest parenting challenges.

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Ready, Set, Sleep

Ready, Set, Sleep

50 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep, So You Can Sleep Too
By Malia Jacobson

Are you a sleep-starved modern parent, frustrated at the prospect of another sleepless night? Are you a new or prospective parent, looking for a healthy, peaceful way to promote lifelong sleep success? If you're ready to get real about sleep, science and solutions that work, "Ready, Set, Sleep: 50 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep, So You Can Sleep Too" will help you resolve sleep challenges quickly — or prevent sleep problems entirely — by working with your children, not against them.

Wise-Minded Parenting

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7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens
By Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D. with Kristen A. Russell

Raising a happy and successful teenager is a challenge for any parent, even the most patient and wisest among us. Parenting adolescents requires all sorts of skills that most of us don’t naturally possess. In this practical guide, you’ll learn how to tap your “wise mind” to calmly navigate even the stormiest of parenting moments and preserve your loving relationship while encouraging progress towards the seven essentials of happy, healthy teens.

Getting to Calm, The Early Years

Getting To Calm, The Early Years

Cool-Headed Strategies for Raising Happy, Caring, and Independent Three- to Seven-Year-Olds
By Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D.

With such a dizzying array of parenting theories, tactics and fads out there, how can any parent know which advice to follow? Help is here for parents who want to find a practical path that produces exceptional results: strong family bonds, calmer interactions and healthy, happy kids who are set up for future success. "Getting to Calm, The Early Years" is the first book for parents of children ages 3 to 7 that analyzes popular parenting approaches in light of 50 years of parenting research and current evidence-based treatment models.

Getting to Calm

Getting To Calm, The Teen Years

Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens
By Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D.

Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and substance use — with clear, easy-to-follow suggestions for setting limits while maintaining a close and loving relationship.

Spare Me 'The Talk'!

	 Spare Me 'The Talk'! A Girl's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up

 A Girl's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up
By Jo Langford, M.A.

If you have a teenage girl, there’s a 50 percent chance she’s already sexually active and a 33 percent chance she’s been solicited by an online predator in the past year. How prepared is she for the risks and realities of sex? You hold in your hands a comprehensive crash course for girls into staying safe — emotionally, mentally and physically — while navigating the danger-laden worlds of teenage sex and sexuality in a digital age. This book is the first of its kind for girls and young women ages 12 to 24, and for parents of girls as young as 8.

Spare Me 'The Talk'!

Spare Me 'The Talk: A Guy's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up

A Guy's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up
By Jo Langford, M.A.

With real-world stats and tips for both parents and their sons, this is not the typical, “what’s happening down there?” book with a blue cover instead of a pink one. It’s a comprehensive crash course for boys into staying safe — emotionally, mentally and physically — while navigating the danger-laden worlds of teenage sex and sexuality in a digital age. With a strong moral compass, veteran sex educator Langford offers a powerful supplement to those notoriously awkward.

Beyond Smart

Beyond Smart: Boosting Your Child's Social, Emotional, and Academic Potential

Boosting Your Child's Social, Emotional and Academic Potential 
By Linda Morgan

Beyond Smart is the first book to give parents practical, realistic tools for maximizing all aspects of their child’s educational experience, from academics to social and emotional learning, beginning from birth. Morgan provides clear direction for parents, giving them effective strategies for guiding and supporting their child’s learning — beginning while the child is still in diapers — and for working with educators and within a school community.

Northwest Kid Trips

Northwest Kid Trips

By Lora Shinn

With humor, a sense of adventure and sensitivity to family-budget issues, author Lora Shinn guides travelers through four vibrant Northwest cities, presenting itineraries and options that are uniquely geared for families with children in tow. "Northwest Kid Trips" offers the best options for sleeping, eating and sightseeing, then piles on fun facts about locations, including nicknames, movies and books and famous locals and locales.