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Peace, Love, and Parenting

Sometimes parenting can feel anything but peaceful, but the love we feel for our children keeps us looking for ways to make our homes and lives a little more gentle and kind.

Check out these titles chosen specifically for the peace and love they have brought about in my own life with children. While no parenting book will have all the answers, these titles will offer you more tools for your parenting tool box. Peace begins in the home, and what better way to bring about change in the world than to start with yourself and your family. So, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy these books about parenting. All you need is love... and your Richland Library card!


Laura R. Says: Nurturing babies and very young children
Amazon Says: Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment more...
Amazon Says: Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child's eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" -- answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies' dependency needs. "The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B's" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby's cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here's all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting. less...
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Laura R. Says: Nurturing children from birth to seven years
Amazon Says: by Barbara J. Patterson, Pamela Bradley and Jean Riordan (Perfect Paperback - Jan 1, 2000) more...
Amazon Says: by Barbara J. Patterson, Pamela Bradley and Jean Riordan (Perfect Paperback - Jan 1, 2000) less...
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Laura R. Says: Nurturing through creative play for babies 3 months to 2 years
Amazon Says: Babies and young toddlers explore their worlds through creative play. Based on the Steiner theory—the world-renowned holistic approach to childhood education as taught in th more...
Amazon Says: Babies and young toddlers explore their worlds through creative play. Based on the Steiner theory—the world-renowned holistic approach to childhood education as taught in the Waldorf Schools—this illustrated guide offers advice for parents on helping your baby develop mind, body, and spirit through stimulating imaginative play. Practical instruction is provided for each stage of development, centering around some 25 age-appropriate toys that parents can make at home. The playthings include dolls and puppets, knitted animals, rattles and balls, simple cars and other vehicles, blocks, and even a sandbox. The toys will stir the imagination, enhance sensory awareness, and enable children to discover more of their expanding world. less...
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Laura R. Says: Nurturing through creative play for children 2 to 4 years old
Amazon Says: Give your kids more than a diet of television and plastic toys with this inspiring course. Following hot on the heels of the hugely popular Creative Play for your Baby, this i more...
Amazon Says: Give your kids more than a diet of television and plastic toys with this inspiring course. Following hot on the heels of the hugely popular Creative Play for your Baby, this is the ideal resource for modern parents who want their children to expand their creativity and imagination through play. Discover child development according to the Steiner theory, which helps toddlers realize themselves both naturally and holistically in mind, body, and spirit. Each chapter deals with a different element of your child’s growth and includes an expert summary of the theory that goes behind it. You’ll find step-by-step instructions for making over 20 beautiful toys from natural materials to help your child develop resourcefulness, originality, awareness, and confidence. less...
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Laura R. Says: Nurturing children from birth to age 3
Amazon Says: What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the young more...
Amazon Says: What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby's bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens' ''sensitive periods'' for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children. less...
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Laura R. Says: Nurturing children from birth to 6 years
Amazon Says: Adapted for easy use with children at home and based on the key ideas that create confident, independent children in Montessori schools, this inspiring book shows parents how more...
Amazon Says: Adapted for easy use with children at home and based on the key ideas that create confident, independent children in Montessori schools, this inspiring book shows parents how to deal with children's physical and intellectual growth from birth to six years. less...
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Laura R. Says: Nurturing children for the first 12 years
Amazon Says: How do 9/11-era parents deal with the fearful, violent world where their children are growing up? Two experts in non-violence show how to practice established conflict resolut more...
Amazon Says: How do 9/11-era parents deal with the fearful, violent world where their children are growing up? Two experts in non-violence show how to practice established conflict resolution techniques with children from birth through adolescence. It starts with better awareness of our own needs and wants, with peaceful ways to meet them. Words that solve problems without arguments lead families into sharing, working, and playing together so that peace is a normal feature of daily life--including dealing effectively with bullies. less...
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Laura R. Says: Nurturing children who are generally more intense, senstive, perceptive, or especially energetic
Amazon Says: Newly revised, featuring the most up-to-date research, effective strategies, and real-life storiesThe spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"—possesses more...
Amazon Says: Newly revised, featuring the most up-to-date research, effective strategies, and real-life storiesThe spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more"—by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this revised edition of the award-winning classic, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Kurcinka provides vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you:understand your child's­—and your own—temperamental traits discover the power of positive—rather than negative—labels cope with the tantrums and power struggles when they do occur plan for success with a simple four-step program develop strategies for handling mealtimes, sibling rivalry, bedtimes, holidays, and school, among other situations less...
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Laura R. Says: Nurturing older children
Amazon Says: Attachment parenting is not just for babies; as children grow, they need to expand the web of their secure attachments to friends, teachers, community and the wider world. By more...
Amazon Says: Attachment parenting is not just for babies; as children grow, they need to expand the web of their secure attachments to friends, teachers, community and the wider world. By following the advice laid out in this book, parents can see that the bonds they have nurtured will provide the anchor that will ground their children through the challenging teen years to adulthood. less...
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