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The Happy Child: Everything you need to know to raise enthusiastic, confident children

Linda Blair

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Prose: non-fiction, Advice on parenting

An accessible, insightful guide to raising a happy, confident child.

Parenting is probably the biggest challenge any of us will face, and yet nobody has delivered the perfect formula to us help us out. Recognising this, clinical psychologist and parenting expert Linda Blair provides an easy to follow guide to parenting that is easily adaptable to individual circumstances. In THE HAPPY CHILD, Blair divides childhood into three stages of development: infancy, preschool and starting school. She concentrates on your child s psychological development and how to raise a happy, well adjusted child, as well as providing practical advice and addressing common problems which may arise. This is a book which both provides parenting guidelines as well as encouraging parents to trust their own instincts, and above all does not underestimate the challenges parents face.

The foreword is by Ellen Winner, professor of child psychology at Boston College, specialising in gifted children and author of GIFTED CHILDREN (Basic Books).

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Praise for The Happy Child: Everything you need to know to raise enthusiastic, confident children

  • A guide to nurturing the best possible relationship with your children - GUARDIAN

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Linda Blair

Linda Blair is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She studied in the US and UK and has worked as a cognitive therapist for over 25 years. She writes for the GUARDIAN newspaper, PSYCHOLOGIES and JUNIOR magazines and the Disney website. She appears frequently on television and radio.

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