Two books offer parenting guidance from continental Europe: The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl and The Happiest Kids in the World Bringing up Children the Dutch Way by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchinson. Anne Coates takes a look at both.
Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet New Zealand’s South Island Road Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering New Zealand’s South Island by car.
Anne Coates, author of Dancers in the Wind, recommends her top ten crime novels published in 2016 all of which make great presents if you're looking for inspiration.
Maths teacher Natasha D'Souza reviews Easy as PI: Maths Made Simple by Liz Strachan.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, billed as the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead, provides an overview of the areas on the world that, while not necessarily remote, do rate as "roads less travelled" with some surprises as Debbi Scholes discovered.
With the festive season in mind, Anne Coates takes look at three books that will raise a smile about being a parent: Five Go Parenting, Welcome To The Club and Why Boys Need Parents.
Recent research supports the idea that singing has the power to change our moods, our emotional landscape and how we see the world. Alexia Barrable, co-author of Growing Up Happy, outlines three reasons why you should sing for health and happiness.
Win one of five copies of Knickers Model's Own: A Year of Frugal Fashion by Caroline Jones written and published in support of Cancer Research UK.
With a plethora of activities designed to direct and entertain children, it is more important then ever to provide daily opportunities to play outdoors. In her book Balanced and Barefoot, Angela Hanscom argues that outdoor play is vital for children's growth and development and here she give some ideas as to how to achieve that with reluctant children.
Defeating Teenage Depression is a practical guide using techniques based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT – A) which has been used to help children and young people with depression around the world. Its author, Dr Roslyn Law, is a consultant clinical psychologist and a leading practitioner and trainer in IPT-A in the UK; this exclusive extract from the book explains some of the some of the factors leading to teenage depression.
Elyssa Campbell-Barr, author of Choosing Childcare, discusses her top ten most important and useful questions to ask potential childcarers.
New mother Jenny Sneyd reviews Sophie Wright's Blooming Delicious Recipes for Glowing Health from Pre-conception to Post-baby published by Vermilion.