Parent Hacks

Author: Asha Dornfest
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189060
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

Drawing from the award-winning website ParentHacks.com, here are 134 ingenious ideas for simplifying life with kids. A parent hack can be as simple as putting the ketchup under the hot dog, minimizing the mess. Or strapping baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim his fingernails—it frees your hands while controlling the squirming. Or stashing a wallet in a disposable diaper at the beach—who would ever poke through what looks like a used Pamper? On every page, discover easy-to-do, boldly illustrated, unconventional solutions, arranged by category from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.

Minimalist Parenting

Author: Christine K. Koh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351861205
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Psychology

We're in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on more. More expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, overparented kids. In MINIMALIST PARENTING, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background "noise." They show how to tune into your family's unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, backed by the authors' personal experience practicing it. It then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, decluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, streamlining recreation, and prioritizing self-care. Filled with parents' personal stories, readers will come away with a unique plan for a simpler life.

Life Hacks for Parents

Author: Dan Marshall
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062676191
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

More than one hundred simple yet ingenious tricks, shortcuts, and ideas to help parents solve everyday occurrences and annoyances in one convenient, illustrated, flexibound pocket-sized guide. As the father of two children, Dan Marshall knows that just one time-saving tip can save the day for busy parents—whether they’re up to their elbows in dirty diapers with a newborn, chasing a high-energy toddler, or organizing their young scholars’ school projects. In Parent Hacks, he provides simple, easy-to-follow advice for tackling life’s everyday annoyances using materials and techniques that are either already on hand or easily attainable. Every tip is fully illustrated, making each easy to follow and master. Packaged in an appealing and portable size and designed with an easy-to-open spine and rounded-corners perfect for a back pocket, diaper bag, backpack, or purse, this indispensable guide offers dozens of inspired yet practical techniques for tackling the entire house, from kitchen to playroom to bedroom to bathroom, including: Cleaning Hacks Tidying Hacks Out and About Hacks First Aid Hacks Safety Hacks Food and Drink Hacks Arts and Crafts Hacks Early Days Hacks From converting an egg carton into a DIY paint palette to washing germs and goo off of plastic toys in the dishwasher to freezing a bag of marshmallows to make a soft and soothing ice pack that isn’t too cold for little ones, Parent Hacks offers handy, proven solutions for every mom and dad!

Humpty Who

Author: Jennifer Griffin
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761143688
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

A collection of classic nursery rhymes, contemporary songs, and finger plays aimed at helping parents interact with babies, with instructions for related movements and activities, historical information about some rhymes, and a CD containing music for thirty-five of the songs.

World s Best Life Hacks

Author: Sara Devos
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781681882475
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: House & Home

Hacks are simple tips to make your life easier and more enjoyable. Too little space in your wardrobe? Hang up the tab on a can of soda to your hanger and attach to it a new coat hanger. Twice as much hanging space! No speaker at hand? Make it quickly with a toilet roll and two plastic cups. Super convenient! Did you know that you can turn a bag of chips in an instant into a bowl? Or that you can peel a mango with a glass? This is a collection of the 200 most useful life hacks for your home, garden, kids and much more. Everything is explained with clear, step-by-step pictures so you can get started right away!

Dad Hacks

Author: Dan Marshall
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062467942
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: House & Home

The author of Life Hacks returns with this indispensable, fully illustrated manual—featuring 112 ingenious yet simple tricks, shortcuts, and ideas—every dad needs to solve a host of everyday annoyances and dilemmas. Packed with a wealth of advice, Dad Hacks offers invaluable solutions for more than one hundred common problems fathers face everyday. These hacks—“a trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency”—use basic materials and familiar techniques in ingenious ways. Tired of replacing your razors? Blast the blade with a hairdryer. The shot of hot air will eliminate residual moisture and help prevent oxidization and dulling. Conveniently packaged in a portable flexibound format with rounded corners, Dad Hacks provides creative fixes—all fully illustrated and easy to follow—for a wide range of ordinary occurrences, including: • Household Hacks • Food and Drink Hacks • DIY Hacks • Gadget Hacks • Health and Well-being Hacks • Hacks on the Go • Car and Bike Hacks • Hacks for the Kids • Garden and Outdoor Hacks • Clothing and Grooming Hacks With advice for the car, office, house, electronics, travel, and much, much more, Dad Hacks is essential for every tool kit, glove box, and work drawer.

You re the Best Parent for Your Child

Author: Magda Pecsenye
Publisher: Magdamedia
ISBN: 0692344926
Release Date: 2014-12-11
Genre:

In a world of shoulds and shouldn'ts and "you'll break your kid if you don't do it this way," this little collection of things that are true about parenting leaves room for you and your child. Parenting is a long conversation with your child, and the 31 ideas in this book help you remember that you are doing a good job, even when you aren't having a good day. You're the best parent for your child. And you can do this, every day. Parenting is a long conversation with your child, and a chance to love someone so much that it makes you a better person. You're the Best Parent for Your Child: 31 Truths from AskMoxie.org honors how sweet and difficult this process is, how fierce and true loving your child is. Magda Pecsenye writes the parenting advice website AskMoxie.org. Her two children are old enough to sleep through the night and make their own lunches. She thinks that you're doing a good job.

Be the Coolest Dad on the Block

Author: Simon Rose
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307482013
Release Date: 2008-11-26
Genre: Family & Relationships

An all-encompassing guide to entertaining, amazing, and possibly even educating children, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block provides the perfect excuse to stand on a balloon, play with grated cheese in the microwave, and unroll an entire roll of toilet paper, all in the name of spending time with your kids. Written by a comedy writer and a cartoonist with thirty years’ combined experience as dads, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block is a cornucopia of practical parenting advice, like how to skip stones or teach a kid to ride a bike. It has answers to the pesky questions kids love, such as “Why is the sky blue?” or “Where do babies come from?” And it can help dads entertain large groups of kids with slapstick gags (“burp the alphabet”) or cool tricks (“the hole in the head”). Be the Coolest Dad on the Block also contains spooky myths for telling around the campfire and loads of quizzes and jokes for rainy days or endless car rides. With a range of ideas to suit all situations and sensibilities, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block gives any dad the right stuff to be the wackiest and smartest guy in the room. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Real Moms Real Hacks

Author: Vanessa Quigley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692862625
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre:

As the mom of 7 kids, Vanessa Quigley has come up with plenty of hacks over the years. And her friends, and the moms and dads she meets, have so many great ideas that she loves to incorporate into her own mom life. She's gathered over a hundred of her favorites here for you! Perfect for new parents, and anyone looking for a few genius parenting ideas.

Parenting Your Gay Child

Author: Wesley C. Davidson
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 1454919361
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Family & Relationships

Coming out can be fraught with difficulty for both parents and child but Wesley C. Davidson, a popular blogger on gay rights issues, and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes, a New York City-based psychiatrist, provide a road map so families can better navigate this rocky emotional terrain. Emphasizing communication and unconditional love, Davidson and Tobkes help parents untangle their own feelings, identify and overcome barriers to acceptance, encourage strong self-esteem in their child, handle negative or hostile reactions to their child s sexual identity, and more. Filled with case studies and interviews, along with useful action plans and conversation starters, this is a positive, progressive guide to raising healthy, well-adjusted adults."

Life Hacks

Author: Grant Thompson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781632200259
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: House & Home

For the past few years, Grant Thompson has spent his weekends starting fires, building cannons, and experimenting with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. He’s made pumpkins explode, defied gravity, and discovered countless ways to make everyday life easier using ordinary items such as butter, suntan lotion, cupcake wrappers, and aluminum foil. His discoveries and experiments, many posted online to sites such as YouTube, have earned him the title of the King of Random. With the help of the staff at Instructables.com, Thompson has compiled the best of his weekend projects in Life Hacks. With life hacks from the King himself, you’ll see how easy it is to have better summers, less stressful holidays, and cooler—literally—birthday parties. Following Thompson’s instructions in this book, you’ll be able to: Make dry ice with a fire extinguisher Create carbonated ice cream Start fires with plastic water bottles Charge your cell phone—using your own energy Build working speakers for less than $1 And much more

Geek Parenting

Author: Stephen H. Segal
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594748714
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Social Science

It takes a starship to raise a child. Or a time machine. Or a tribe of elves. Fortunately, Geek Parenting offers all that and more, with thoughtful mini-essays that reveal profound child-rearing advice (and mistakes) from the most beloved tales of geek culture. Nerds and norms alike can take counsel from some of the most iconic parent–child pairings found in pop culture: Aunt May and Peter Parker, Benjamin and Jake Sisko, Elrond and Arwen, even Cersei and Joffrey. Whether you’re raising an Amazon princess, a Jedi Padawan, a brooding vampire, or a standard-issue human child, Geek Parenting helps you navigate the ion storms, alternate realities, and endless fetch quests that come with being a parent. Includes parenting experts from across time and space, such as: Luke and Vader Korra and Tenzin Wednesday and Morticia Addams Frodo and Bilbo Rose and Jackie Tyler Carl and Michonne Thor, Loki, and Odin Starbuck, Apollo and Adama Stewie and Lois Sarah Manning and Mrs. S. T'Challa and T'Chaka Spock, Sarek, and Amanda Claudia and Lestat San and Moro Perseus and Zeus Dorothy and Auntie Em Bruce Wayne and Alfred Buffy and Giles Meg Murry and Aunt Beast Orpheus and Morpheus Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica Kal-El and Jor-El Chakotay and Kolopak Scott and Dr. Evil Diana and Hippolyta Alexander and Worf

Quiet Power

Author: Susan Cain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101629802
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.

Recipes for Play

Author: Rachel Sumner
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 9781615192199
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

More than 35 activities and ideas that inspire children to explore the world around them. An important part of childhood is being curious and trying out new experiences. What do things taste, feel, smell, sound like? What happens when you add red to blue, mix earth with water, or drop a blob of paint from a great height? These childhood experiments are vital for development and provide hours of entertainment. Recipes for Play contains easy and inexpensive ideas for engaging your child’s senses. Many wonderful hours can be spent playing with natural ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard or backyard garden. Make your own face paint in minutes, whip up a batch of oozy slime, create clouds of color with rainbow rice, and so much more. Sisters Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener have created Recipes for Play for parents and teachers—or anyone with a child in their life—who want to encourage tactile learning but don’t want their lives to be controlled by chaos. Each recipe has easy-to-follow instructions for setting up activities and simple steps for cleaning up once the fun is finished.