Five Go Parenting (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups)

Five Go Parenting (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups)

Enid Blyton’s books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront possibly their toughest challenge yet: parenthood

Bringing up a baby would surely be kid’s play for The Five. How hard could it possibly be?! When the doorbell rings one Saturday afternoon, the last thing the Five were expecting to find on their doorstep was a baby… But the Five are next of kin to Cousin Rupert and his wife, so when they find themselves in a spot of bother and are destined for a short spell behind bars, Anne, Dick, George and Anne are the first port of call. First, it’s the fear and the tiredness that kicks in. They are terrified at being responsible for this new life and have no idea they’re doing it right. Why is it crying? They use Dr Google constantly, who whatever the situation offers the same range of advice from ‘don’t worry about it’ to ‘rush her to the A&E’. ‘Why is she crying?’ they constantly ask. ‘Why?’ It keeps them up all night every night, until they are reduced to walking ghosts, haunted by a numb and impotent fury. Is this an adventure too far for our Five?

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Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far)

Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far)
“The coolest–and easiest–book for new parents” –Parents magazine

You could read 34 parenting books on sleep, eating, potty training, discipline, and brain development. Or you could read Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science. Tracy Cutchlow cuts to the chase, summarizing the best scientific research in bite-sized chunks. One tip per page + beautiful photographs = cool + easy.

“The best I’ve seen in a long time.” “My go-to source.” “Fabulous.” –Parent educators, childbirth-class teachers, early-learning advocates

Combining the warmth of a best friend with her simple, clear style, Tracy addresses questions such as:
* Should I talk to my pregnant belly / newborn? Is that going to feel weird? (Yes, and absolutely.)
* How do I help baby sleep well? (Start with the 45-minute rule.)
* How can I instill a love of learning in my child? (With specific types of praise and criticism.)
* What boosts my child’s success in school? (It’s not what you think.)
* My kindergartner loves videos and cell-phone games. That’s cool, right? (If you play, too.)
* What tamps down temper tantrums? (Naming emotions out loud.)
* My sweet baby just hit a playmate / lied to me about un-potting the plant / talked back. Now what? (OK, this is a whole section of the book.)
* How do I get through an entire day of this? (With help. Lots of help.)

Zero to Five is here to help. Make it your guide to the crazy wonderful journey that is parenting.

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Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far)

Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far)
When you’re a new parent, the miracle of life might not always feel so miraculous. Maybe your latest 2:00 a.m., 2:45 a.m., and 3:30 a.m. wake-up calls have left you wondering how “sleep like a baby” ever became a figure of speech—and what the options are for restoring your sanity. Or your child just left bite marks on someone, and you’re wondering how to handle it.


First-time mom Tracy Cutchlow knows what you’re going through. In Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far), she takes dozens of parenting tips based on scientific research and distills them into something you can easily digest during one of your two-minute-long breaks in the day. The pages are beautifully illustrated by award-winning photojournalist Betty Udesen.


Combining the warmth of a best friend with a straightforward style, Tracy addresses questions such as:
Should I talk to my pregnant belly / newborn? Is that going to feel weird? (Yes, and absolutely.)
How do I help baby sleep well? (Start with the 45-minute rule.)
How can I instill a love of learning in my child? (By using specific types of praise and criticism.)
What will boost my child’s success in school? (Play that requires self-control, like make-believe.)
My baby loves videos and cell-phone games. That’s cool, right? (If you play, too.)
What tamps down temper tantrums? (Naming emotions out loud.)
My sweet baby just hit a playmate / lied to me about un-potting the plant / talked back. Now what? (Choose one of three logical consequences.)
How do I get through an entire day of this? (With help. Lots of help.)
Who knew babies were so funny? (They are!)

Whether you read the book front to back or skip around, Zero to Five will help you make the best of the tantrums (yours and baby’s), moments of pure joy, and other surprises along the totally-worth-it journey of parenting.

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