A Sunday Times bestseller: the unflinching, raw and utterly hilarious book about parenthood that everyone should read 'Very, very, very funny' JO BRAND 'Bloody hilarious' CARIAD LLOYD 'Full of honesty, heart and humour' JASON MANFORD 'Raw, honest and hilarious' ROSIE RAMSAY 'Refreshingly honest' ROMESH RANGANATHAN 'Consistently funny and life affirming' JOSH WIDDICOMBE 'I want my daughters to read this book' SINDHU VEE My Child and Other Mistakes is the honest lowdown on Motherhood and all its grisly delights, asking the questions no one wants to admit to asking themselves - do I want a child? Do I have a favourite? Do I wish I hadn't had one and spent the money on a kitchen island instead? Stand-up comic, broadcaster and actress Ellie Taylor is relatable, clever and interested in how women can have it all. Her honest, hilarious and moving account of the whys and hows of having a baby makes perfect reading for expectant mothers and fathers everywhere, as well as those who've been there, done that, and wonder how on earth they did. In this very funny book she writes candidly about her own personal experience exploring the decision to have a baby when she doesn't even like them, the importance of cheese during pregnancy, why she took hair straighteners to the labour ward, plus the apocalyptic newborn days, childcare, work and the inevitable impact on life and love and most importantly, her breasts. READERS ARE LOVING MY CHILD AND OTHER MISTAKES ***** 'Should be given out by health visitors to new moms' ***** 'It's like Ellie dove into my brain and wrote about my own personal experience of motherhood' ***** 'The comfort I took knowing I'm not alone has been like therapy!' ***** 'I have recommended it to all my child raising friends.' ***** 'An absolute must read'
New Directions is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced learners. It prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings, from a variety of genres, and by having them apply critical thinking skills as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on multiple longer readings gives New Directions its distinctive character.
Now in a revised and updated fourth edition, this trusted text and professional resource provides a developmental framework for clinical practice. The authors examine how children's trajectories are shaped by transactions among family relationships, brain development, and the social environment. Risk and resilience factors in each of these domains are highlighted. Covering infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and middle childhood, the text explores how children of different ages typically behave, think, and relate to others. Developmentally informed approaches to assessment and intervention are illustrated by vivid case examples. Observation exercises and quick-reference summaries of each developmental stage facilitate learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates a decade's worth of advances in knowledge about attachment, neurodevelopment, developmental psychopathology, intervention science, and more. *Toddler, preschool, and school-age development are each covered in two succinct chapters rather than one, making the book more student friendly. *Updated throughout by new coauthor Michael F. Troy, while retaining Douglas Davies's conceptual lens and engaging style.