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The Parenting Toolkit: Simple Steps to Happy and Confident Children

Caroline Penney Kate Hujducka



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Hawthorn Press
15 March 2020
Health & Self-Help; Child care & upbringing
This book is a unique and valuable resource for parents and guardians who wish to give their children the best start in life, and is especially relevant today, when families are under so much societal pressure. The author has drawn on her years of experience facilitating parenting groups and working as a family therapist to present these techniques clearly, illustrated by a wealth of real-life examples. She explains how to help your child become confident, capable, caring, and able to reach their full potential. She gives parents and guardians simple skills for developing healthier relationships with their children of all ages. These include: acknowledging feelings, clear communication, descriptive praise, assertiveness, child-led play, describing behaviour instead of labelling the child, problem solving, and discipline strategies. She also has advice on how to manage parents'/guardians' own stress and ensure they are getting the self-care that they need.
By:   Caroline Penney
Illustrated by:   Kate Hujducka
Imprint:   Hawthorn Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 200mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   467g
ISBN:   9781912480111
ISBN 10:   1912480115
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   15 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Parenting Toolkit: Simple Steps to Happy and Confident Children

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

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