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Redlands College Library: Parents

Parent Library

Film, Book, Television and Video Game Reviews

NEW Resources in the parent library

The barefoot investor for families : the only kids' money guide you'll ever need (Scott Pape, 2018)

There are only ten things every kid needs to know about money, and you can teach them over dinner, once a week. It's that simple. Scott's mission is to make sure your kids are financially strong so they never, ever get sucked into the traps that middle-aged bankers have devised to rob them of their money and their confidence. Scott lays out ten money milestones kids need to have nailed before they leave home, and it's all structured around one family 'money meal' each week (so roughly 20 minutes). Includes tailor-made lessons for each age group.

​Location: PL 332.024 PAP

Sexts, Texts & Selfies (Susan McLean, 2018)

Soon enough, every parent will have to discuss online safety with their children. This book is your salvation. Widely regarded as Australia's first cyber cop, cyber-safety expert Susan McLean helps you understand and connect with your child's online world, and guide them safely through it in this revised and updated edition of her bestselling book. She shows you how to establish good online habits, set time restrictions and boundaries, identify good apps and bad apps, deal with cyber bullying, work out who to 'friend' and 'unfriend', and manage your child's digital reputation. Filled with case studies about what children get up to online and the very latest research, Susan's advice is firm but fair. With her clear guidelines, parents can allow their children to embrace and enjoy technology, without the stress or worry.

Location: PL 302.343 MCL

Hey Warrior: a book for kids about anxiety (by Karen Young & Norville Dovidonyte, 2017)

Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around. Anxiety explained, kids empowered.

​Location: PL 152.4 YOU

10 things girls need most (Steve Biddulph, 2017)

The aim of this book is twofold. Firstly, to help you understand how daughters grow and thrive, and to be confident in raising your own. To lay down the foundations of good mental health early in your daughter's life, and to keep her strong all the way through. And secondly, to enlist you in the new wave of feminism, fighting against a world that is so toxic to our kids.

​Location: PL 649 BID

The prince boofhead syndrome (Michael Carr-Greg & Elly Robinson, 2017)

Michael Carr-Gregg believes that too many Australian boys have got it too easy - and the result is a generation of 'boofheads': boys with huge egos who think they are too good to stack the dishwasher or turn up to school. They expect the world and give little in return. This book will ask the tough questions and deliver straightforward advice so that the parents of today can take back control. It is essential reading for everyone living with a teenage boy.

​Location: PL 649 CAR

Issac and his amazing Asperger Superpowers (Melanie Walsh, 2017)

A groundbreaking picture book which explains Asperger's Syndrome in a simple, gentle and positive way to very young children. Meet Isaac. He's a superhero! He might look like everyone else, but he has a kind of autism called Asperger's. Inside this book he'll tell you all about what it's like to have his Asperger superpowers.

​Location: PL F WAL

The barefoot investor: the only money guide you'll ever need (Scott Pape, 2017)

The only money guide you'll ever need with a step-by-step formula to achieve life-changing results.

​Location: PL 332.024 PAP