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Raising Happy Children: What every child needs their parents to know - from 0 to 11 years

Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson, Jan Stimpson, Jan Parker

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Prose: non-fiction, Advice on parenting, Child care & upbringing, Self-help & personal development, Mind, Body, Spirit

The bestselling parenting classic has just got even better, with this fully revised and expanded new edition

From its first publication, Raising Happy Children has stood out as a different kind of parenting book. Breaking the mould of the 'one expert, one voice' childcare books, it is a brilliant synthesis of the latest research from a wide range of world-renowned professionals, together with the experiences of real parents and children. Unique in content and tone, its warm, funny, though-provoking and helpful advice has helped thousands of parents through the tough problems, contentious issues and crucial questions faced by everyone with children. Now one of the best-loved, leading parenting titles - praised by parents and professionals alike - this bestselling classic has just got better. Fully revised and expanded, it now offers:

* An extended age-range (birth to 11 years)

* The very latest insights into how parents can develop happy, healthy relationships with their children

* More real-life examples from families who've hit problems and found solutions

* Expanded sections on:

- Understanding babies

- Smack-free effective discipline

- Behavioural problems

- Emotional needs

- Eating problems and how to avoid them

- Lone parenting, divorce and family change

- Communication in families

- Sex & drugs education for pre-adolescents

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Praise for Raising Happy Children: What every child needs their parents to know - from 0 to 11 years


  • 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


  • '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'

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Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson

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 She is the mother of two sons.
Jan Parker is a UKCP accredited Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, writer and mother of three.

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