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Newham Library Resources

Resources on loan offering support to parents/carers.

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The Every parent’s survival guide DVD provides practical answers to every day parenting concerns and can be used alone or alongside the self help books and contains information on:

  • Recognising the cause of common child behaviour problems
  • Building a positive relationship with your child
  • Praising and encouraging liked behaviour
  • Teaching new skills
  • Setting and giving instructions that your child can follow
  • Responding to misbehaviour immediately, consistently and decisively
  • Using positive parenting discipline strategies
  • Taking care of themselves

Other Positive Parenting DVD’s

Offer strategies and techniques for 18mnths - 12 years on particular issues:

  • Encouraging Creativity Children and Sport Self Esteem
  • Supporting your Partner Coping with Stress Tidying Up
  • Dealing with Disobedience

FREE Tip sheets

Relating to individual issues, provide basic information to parents on the prevention and management of common problems. Suggesting ways of preventing or solving common child behavioural, emotional and development problems

Positive Parenting

Tip Sheets

Tip sheets available around Positive Parenting:

  • Being a parent
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • Coping with Stress
  • Feeling Depressed After the Birth of Your Baby
  • Home Safety
  • Preparing Your Child for a New Baby
  • Supporting Your Partner


Tip Sheets

Tip sheets available around Infants:

  • Crying
  • Promoting Development
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Patterns


Tip Sheets

Tip sheets available around Toddlers:

  • Bedtime Problems
  • Disobedience
  • Hurting Others
  • Independent Eating
  • Language
  • Sharing
  • Tantrums
  • Toilet Training (4 pages)
  • Wandering
  • Whining
  • Mealtime Problems
  • Nightmares and Night Terrors
  • Separation Problems
  • Tidying Up
  • Travelling in the Car


Tip Sheets

Tip sheets available around Pre-schoolers:

  • Disobedience
  • Fighting and Aggression
  • Going Shopping
  • Having Visitors
  • Interrupting

Primary Schoolers

Tip Sheets

Tip sheets available around Primary Schoolers:

  • ADHD
  • Bedwetting
  • Behaviour at School
  • Being Bullied
  • Chores
  • Creativity
  • Date taken
  • Fears
  • Homework
  • Lying
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sport
  • Stealing
  • Swearing


Tip Sheets

Tip sheets available around Teens:

  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Coping with Depression
  • Drinking Alcohol
  • Eating Habits
  • Fads and Fashion
  • Friends and Peer Relationships
  • Money and Work
  • Rudeness and Disrespect
  • Sexual Behaviour and Dating
  • Taking Drugs
  • Truancy
  • Smoking

Stepping Stones

Tip Sheets

Tip sheets available around Stepping Stones:

  • A Guide to Being Part of the Community
  • A Guide to Early Learning Skills
  • A Guide to Family Adaptation
  • A Guide to Fears and Anxiety
  • A Guide to Language and Communication
  • A Guide to Mealtimes
  • A Guide to Positive Parenting
  • A Guide to Self-Care Skills
  • A Guide to Social Skills
  • A Guide to Toileting