Recommendations from The Florida Baby Editorial Advisory Board

Mom’s On Call Series by Laura Hunter & Jennifer Walker

Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with over 20 years of experience and eight children between them (including two sets of twins). Who says that babies don’t come with instructions? They do now!

Everything that modern parents need to know about caring for babies and toddlers.

No Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.

Parenting with Love & Logic:  Teaching Children Responsibility by Cline Foster and Jim Fay:

When they reach their teens, many kids seem to have no clue about making wise decisions – so they make bad ones. How can you raise mature, responsible kids? Foster Cline and Jim Fay show you how to parent “with love and logic.” Once you learn to establish effective controls without resorting to anger and threats, your kids will learn to deal with the real world by solving their own problems. And you’ll build a rewarding relationship built on love, trust and fun.

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

Many parenting books are based on hit-or-miss theories steeped in secular thinking. This one draws from Pastor Tripp’s seasoned experience as a father-and from God’s Holy Word. Grounded in the Bible’s divine plan for parenting, this guide defines your goals as a parent and provides the Scriptural methods for accomplishing them.

Raising your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

The 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 award-winning classic, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Dr. Mary provides a refreshingly positive viewpoint and a plan for success with a simple four-step program.

In this book, you will find ways to:

  • 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
  • Develop strategies for handling mealtimes, sibling rivalry, bedtimes, holidays, and school, among other situations

Your Child’s Health by Barton Schmitt

Emergencies:
-when to call your child’s physician immediately
-what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking and injuries

Common Illnesses:
-when it’s safe to treat your child at home
-step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments

Behavior Problems:
-proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking and the video game craze
-no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting and school refusal

Health Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence:
-essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations and sex education
-ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents and homework problems


Podcast and App Recommendations for New Parents

Pregnancy Podcast

The Pregnancy Podcast is a resource to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy and your baby, and a place where you can rest assured that you’ll find real solutions that are in line with your family and your lifestyle.

The Birth Hour

The Birth Hour helps pregnant women achieve an empowering birth experience through sharing authentic birth stories so they are informed going into pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

The Birth Hour is not only a place for sharing birth stories but also pregnancy and postpartum struggles, triumphs and resources. The Birth Hour’s signature online childbirth course, Know Your Options, is the #1 evidence-based online course to prepare you for childbirth, postpartum and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy Confidential

Host: Dana Points
Number of Episodes: 32

Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled

Host: Janet Lansbury
Number of Episodes: 199 and counting

Best of Both Worlds Podcast

Love your career? Love your family? Best of Both Worlds is the show for you! Hosts Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and a mom of four, and Sarah Hart-Unger, a practicing physician, blogger, and mom of three, discuss work/life balance, career development, parenting, time management, productivity and making time for fun. Tune in each week for strategies to help you thrive in all spheres of life.

The Boob Group

The Boob Group supports families who are passionate about providing breast milk to their babies. Each week, a group of experienced moms openly discuss their success, their struggles and society’s impact on how they feed their babies. The show helps guide listeners by providing an honest, natural and judgment-free approach to breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing and more.

Mom to Mom Podcast

The Mom to Mom Podcast is hosted by three generations of moms who have experienced nearly every season of motherhood. They welcome you to conversations about relevant topics and mothering in the light of the Gospel.

Project Parenthood

Stressed-out parent? Need a little help? Project Parenthood is your weekly guide to raising your kids with empathy while taking care of yourself, too. Host Dr. Nanika Coor is a clinical psychologist and respectful parenting advocate. She’ll help you get a handle on toddler emotions, discipline your teens without punishment, and create more peace and collaboration in your home–all in just ten minutes a week.

The Wonder Weeks App

The Wonder Weeks App explains exactly:

  • when your baby is taking a leap
  • how to help your baby through the leap
  • how your baby perceives the ‘new’ world
  • how to make the most of this leap

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