20 Tips for Parents is a realistic, practical and down-to-earth look at dealing with many of the common concerns that parents have in managing their children’s behaviour. Based on his extensive years of work with parents and children at The Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children and then The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Professor Kim Oates offers invaluable advice on:
• identifying bad advice and parenting myths;
• coping with tantrums;
• dealing with fussy or picky eaters;
• managing ‘helpful’ advice from family members and friends;Read more
‘John Card’s Hitchy Feet is like Jack Kerourac’s On the Road except with more laughs, less drug use and dysentery, and no boring bits about jazz musicians. A delightful romp through the unsettling arcadia that is the REAL Australia.’ - Shaun Micallef, comedian, actor, author, radio host and TV presenter of ‘Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell’
This is not a travel guide. This is a story about travelling around Australia trying to avoid strangulation by strangers while attempting amateur burglary. No, really. It is.Read more
Tricky Teens provides parents with a step-by-step guide to understanding what is really going on in the minds of their teenagers - and why; handling common conflict situations faced by every family with a teenager and successfully navigating common difficulties; creating a relatively peaceful happy family environment; and raising your teens so that they can successfully leave home, get a job and become wonderful adults.Read more
Powerful article in The Age today (and Sydney Morning Herald online)on how boys become men in a world of online porn, social media and sexts. Featuring 16-year-old Noah, 13-year-old Kehlan, Steve Biddulph and others: http://tinyurl.com/m5dfn9j
John Card, the author of Hitchy Feet (available August 2014), will be interviewed on ABC 774 Melbourne on Monday 28 July
Sharpen your pencils and polish your verbs! Entries for the Finch Memoir Prize 2015 open on 1 August 2014 and closes at 5pm on 20 August 2014. Download the entry form and terms and conditions here.
Meet our author at upcoming events and appearances:
Natasha Mitchell speaks to Karen Harrland on Life Matters Radio National about living in the desert, a diet of camel meat, unplanned pregnancies, and winning the Finch Memoir Prize for her book Spinifex Baby. Listen to the podcast here.
Congratulations to Karen Harrland, the winner of the 2014 Finch Memoir Prize for her book Spinifex Baby, a beautifully written and evocative hymn to the Australian landscape and to the strength that lies within us all. Read more about Spinifex Baby here.
The Sydney Morning Herald loves Mandy Nolan's new memoir, Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have). Read Candice Baker's review and interview here.
Paul Cleary reviewed 9/11 and the Art of Happiness in this weekend's Australian. 'While Kennedy's writing style is brisk, he chooses his words carefully ... in a poignant epilogue, he writes that the art of happiness is about making choices and taking action. He had no choice about what happened to his mother but he was able to choose how to respond.
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We are pleased to consider manuscript proposals on the following subjects: parenting, social issues, health, childcare and child health, memoir, family relationships, social ecology and relationships. We do not publish fiction. Our books are aimed at the general mass market audience and not solely directed at academics or professionals.
WINNER OF THE FINCH MEMOIR PRIZE 2014
Spinifex Baby is a beautifully written and evocative hymn to the Australian landscape and to the strength that lies within us all.Read more
In this straightforward and thought-provoking book, psychologist and parenting author Gisela Preuschoff considers the understandings that parents require to raise girls today. The book focuses on girls' emotional and physical development, their education, social conditioning and their relationships with parents and siblings.Read more