Raising Happy Children
What every child needs their parents to know - from 0 to 11 years
By Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson, Jan Stimpson, and Jan Parker
The bestselling parenting book that offers realistic solutions based on a broad range of experts' advice and parent's experience.
Each age has had its own 'voice of authority', from Dr Spock to Penelope Leach. Raising Happy Children is different. Supportive, informative and honest, it draws not only from the hands-on experience of its authors, but from a wide range of practical experts in their field. Contributors range from the obstetrician Yehudi Gordon to the director of the Institute for Family Therapy, Hugh Jenkins.
There has never been greater need for a book which shows understanding of the pressures and stresses on parents, while teaching them the much-needed practical skills. Picking up where most books leave off, its detailed and thought-provoking content focuses on the tough problems, contentious issues and crucial questions faced by all parents.
This is a book to enable - not to preach. Pragmatic and parent-friendly, humorous and intelligent, Raising Happy Children provides all the information and options you need to negotiate vital and stressful areas of parenthood.
Jan Stimpson has been a leading counsellor for Parentline Plus for over 10 years. She now works with families privately through Peter King Lewis Family Practice and www.daisychainparents.co.uk. She is the mother of two sons.
Jan Parker is a former Guardian journalist and writer and mother of three.
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01 Sep 2011
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WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS SAY:
Will appeal to parents who look beyond instruction manuals and who want to give their children the best possible childhood. — Penny Cunynghame, health visitor
Tackles the thorny question of discipline in a way that respects the needs of both children and parents. — Eileen Hayes, NSPCC
...insight, support and real solutions. I couldn't recommend it enough. — Mary MacLeod, National Family and Parenting Instit
WHAT THE PARENTS SAY:
'One of the nicest and most helpful books I have ever read.'
'Covers almost every subject a parent needs the answer to'
'Helps me practically and emotionally on the stuff that really happens in my family.'
'It treats parents as intelligent life forms. I couldn't recommend it enough.'
'Love it. Need it'