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Raising Happy Children For Dummiesby Sue Atkins
Synopses & Reviews
Every parent would like to have a happy, well- behaved child – but every parent also knows this is not often a reality! Raising Happy Children For Dummies helps you better understand your children – from toddler to teen, boys and girls – and is packed with practical tips from an experienced parenting coach to improve your parenting, your child’s happiness and as a result, their behaviour.
The book helps you explore your own parenting skills, helps you to define what changes you may need to make and provides advice on how to implement new parenting habits to improve you and your family’s relationships. Covering both day-to-day parenting and offering extra advice on how to help your children deal with life’s tougher challenges, this is a down to earth guide from a parenting coach and mother of two, Sue Atkins.
Raising Happy Children For Dummies covers:
Covering toddlers to teens, boys and girls, Raising Happy Children For Dummies helps you better understand your kids and be the parent they need. Written by a parenting coach and mum, you’ll discover practical steps to strengthen and improve the relationship with your child so you can help build their self-esteem, increase their independence, and help them cope with life’s ups and downs.
Discover how to understand your child's behaviour; communicate effectively with kids of every age; enforce discipline that works; help your child settle at school; handle sibling rivalry; and build your child's confidence.
Sue Atkins is a parenting coach, former deputy head-teacher, and mother of two. She is a licensed NLP Master Practitioner and the founder of Positive Parents – Confident Kids Coaching.
About the Author
“the ‘handbook’ that every parent needs.” (Weybridge, Cobham, Esher and Walton & Hersham News & Mail,Wednesday 23rd May 2007)
"…the lay-out makes it an easy reference betwixt multi-tasks but also because it is scarily logical…" (Families South East Magazine, June/July 2007)
"[an] outstanding book...goes straight to the heart of what our children need from us." (Best, Tuesday 30th October 2007)
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Your Children and Yourself.
Chapter 1: Becoming a Confident Parent.
Chapter 2: Knowing What Kind of Parent You Are – and Want to Become.
Chapter 3: Understanding Your Kids’ Needs.
Part II: Improving Your Basic Parenting Skills.
Chapter 4: Beginning with the End in Mind: Establishing Goals for Your Family.
Chapter 5: Communicating Effectively and Connecting with Your Children.
Chapter 6: Approaching Parenting With Common Sense.
Chapter 7: Maintaining Great Relationships.
Part III: Discipline.
Chapter 8: Getting Down to Earth and Practical: Disciplining Your Kids.
Chapter 9: Choosing Different Strategies for Different Ages.
Chapter 10: When the Going Gets Tough: Handling Conflict.
Part IV: Helping Your Child Cope with Common Problems.
Chapter 11: Coping with School.
Chapter 12: Helping Your Child Cope with Individual Problems.
Chapter 13: Helping Your Child Cope with Bigger Issues.
Part V: Being Different.
Chapter 14: Raising Children with Unique and Special Needs.
Chapter 15: Raising Twins, Triplets, and Multiple-Birth Children.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Things to Do Every Single Day as a Parent.
Chapter 17: Ten Techniques to Build a Happy Home.
Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do When It All Goes Pear-Shaped.
Chapter 19: Ten (or so) Top Resources for Parents.
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