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Hedvig Montgomery

Hedvig Montgomery (b. 1968) is a psychologist and family therapist with more than two decades of experience in the field. Besides practising as a family therapist, Montgomery holds seminars at the Norwegian branch of Famlab, an international organisation that supports and educates parents and guardians. Parental Magic is the fruit of decades of research and practical experience, a small book jam-packed with wisdom and smart techniques. It’s a modern day child-rearing bible that will give guardians worldwide just the tools they need to guide their children – and themselves – to happiness.

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Having a baby is a miracle. It doesn’t matter how many children you have; the experience is always something special. And as a parent, you never stop wanting to do right by your child. The Time of Miracles is a guidebook for the intimate, sweet and tumultuous first 24 months of a child’s life. How do you create a secure space, lull your child to sleep, let it play, act when the baby just won’t stop crying – and what is really the most important job of a parent during these first two years?

This second book in the Parental Magic series will take you through the first milestones of a child’s life and give you the tools and the knowledge that you need for each one. But first and foremost, The Time of Miracles will give you the security you and your child need to develop a healthy and strong relationship that will last a lifetime.

The Parental Magic series is the modern-day bible for 21st century parents and in this second installment, psychologist and family therapist Hedvig Montgomery gives you seven easy steps to succeed as a parent as well as the answers to common questions about sleep, breastfeeding, kindergarten, language and upbringing.

Hedvig Montgomery No. 3 in Norway

Hedvig Montgomery’s parenting bible Parental Magic stays put at No. 3 on this week’s official Norwegian bestseller list for nonfiction titles.

Hedvig Montgomery and Jørn Lier Horst on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Hedvig Montgomery climbs the official bestseller list for nonfiction yet again. This week her Parental Magic comes in at No. 3. Jørn Lier Horst’s long-running bestseller The Katharina Code comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list.

Jørn Lier Horst and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

This week’s official bestseller lists in Norway see Jørn Lier Horst’s The Katharina Code climb once again, this time coming in at No. 3 on the paperback list.

Hedvig Montgomery likewise climbs, claiming the No. 4 spot on the nonfiction list with Parental Magic.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The Norwegian bestseller lists for the first week of August are in and Jørn Lier Horst claims the No. 4 spot with The Katharina Code on the paperback list. Ingar Johnsrud’s The Cross I Bear and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth share the No. 5 spot on the e-book list. Hedvig Montgomery continues to feature on the non-fiction list and comes in at No. 5 with her Parental Magic this week.

Lastly, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes still occupy the top two positions on the children’s books bestseller list in Norway, coming in at No. 1 with The Search for the Castle’s Secret and No. 2 with Operation Shipwreck.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The bestseller lists for the last week of July are in, and the novels that featured on the list at the start of the summer are still making their mark weeks later. On the e-book list, Ingar Johnsrud’s latest novel The Cross I Bear is No. 3, and is followed by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 4. Macbeth is also No. 4 on the hardcover list, where it in turn is accompanied by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret at No. 5.

On the paperback list, Jo Nesbø makes a third appearance at No. 4, this time with The Thirst. Jørn Lier Horst claims the No. 5 spot with The Katharina Code.

Lastly, Hedvig Montgomery comes in at No. 5 on the nonfiction list, with her Parental Magic.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes No. 1 on the January-June bestseller lists

It’s July and 2018 has officially entered its second half. But lest the previous spring months be forgotten, the Norwegian Bookseller’s Association has compiled lists over the most sold books during January-June, divided by genre and category.

At the very top of the list for Norwegian fiction is Jo Nesbø, with Macbeth. A steady No. 1 throughout spring, Nesbø is joined at the top by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, who claim the No. 1 position on the Norwegian children’s books list with Operation Shipwreck. Jørn Lier Horst also occupies the No. 2 and No. 3 spot, with The Triangle Mystery and The Search for the Castle’s Secret respectively.

On the lists are also Heine Bakkeid with Meet Me in Paradise, Hedvig Montgomery with Parental Magic, and Kristina Ohlsson with The Flood.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

All three of Ingar Johnsrud’s novels in the Fredrik Beier trilogy continue to feature on the Norwegian bestseller lists. On the paperback list Those Who Follow is No. 4, and As We Fall is No. 5. The Cross I Bear is No. 1 on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 3. Macbeth also comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover list. The No. 1 spot is still occupied by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret. Lastly, Hedvig Montgomery’s Parental Magic stays firm at No. 5.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Ingar Johnsrud dominates the Norwegian bestseller lists as all three books in his trilogy about Fredrik Beier appear on this week’s lists. The Cross I Bear, just published last week, appears on both the hardcover list and the e-book one, where it comes in at No. 2. As We Fall comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list, and is joined by Those Who Follow two spots further down.

The No. 1 spot on the hardcover list is won by none other than Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and their just published The Search for the Castle’s Secret, the fourth activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series. Just after at No. 2 comes Jo Nesbø’s internationally acclaimed Macbeth. Macbeth also claims the No. 3 spot on the ebook list.

Jørn Lier Horst’s international bestseller The Katharina Code features on the paperback list, where it is No. 2. On the nonfiction list, Hedvig Montgomery’s long-running bestseller Parental Magic stays put at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official weekly bestseller list for Norway has been announced, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to feature high up on both the hardcover and e-book lists. This week, it claims the No. 2 spot on both lists. Nesbø is joined by Hedvig Montgomery, whose long-running bestseller Parental Magic climbs yet again this week, landing at No. 5.

New title: ‘Parental Magic’

“After twenty years as a family psychologist, I know that no one is born a good parent. But I also know that almost everyone can become one – and that everyone can become better. The role of parent to a child will be the most important role you’ll ever have in your life. It will demand wisdom, knowledge, lots of courage, and even more self-knowledge. At times it will demand more of you than you’d ever expect, but the beauty of it all is:

If you become a better parent, you will also become a better person.

It’s in other words very much worth the hard work.”

How do you get a happy child? How do you foster confidence? How do you prepare a child for sad things to come? How angry are you actually allowed to get? Which is the most common mistake parents make? And what is really the most important job of parents during a child’s infancy and adolescence?

Parental Magic is a modern-day bible for 21st century parents. In seven easy steps, psychologist and family therapist Hedvig Montgomery guides parents and guardians towards what everyone wishes for: children and adults who are content and happy with themselves – also when together.

Parental Magic is the smart and simple book that will teach you how to become the parent you wish to be.