Caroline Penny BSc, SRN, MSc, PGCE is a well-known parenting specialist and systemic family therapist. She has been involved in training parents to help facilitate parenting groups and courses. She has worked in Australia, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, in the NHS, and in private practice. She is the mother of three children and the grandmother of two. Her great-grandfather was Sigmund Freud and her great-aunt was Anna Freud whose institute of psychonalaysis is a world renowned training centre for child and family therapists. She has spent thirty years working in parenting education, social services, Parent Network, the Maudsley Hospital and the Lantern Family Centre. She has published several books and research articles.
An out of the ordinary parenting book which combines practical know-how with deep psychological knowledge. Writing with a deceptive lightness of touch, Caroline Penney helps us to understand the reasons why both parents and children behave as they do. A very welcome book. --Dr. Sue Gerhardt, author, Why Love Matters Uses the secrets that family therapists know to get underneath problems and unlock what is causing them. . . . In clear, simple and friendly language, she helps you understand, and overcome, these hurdles. --Steve Biddulph, author, Raising Boys