With unparalleled clarity, common sense, and warmth, this guide instructs parents on communicating well with their kids, from babyhood through the teen years. Biddulph covers a wide variety of issues including stopping tantrums before they begin, and curing shyness. Parents can find themselves letting go of old, negative approaches, freeing up more energy to enjoy their children. Illustrations.
Psychologist and family counselor Steve Biddulph
has been hailed as a “childhood guru” (The Guardian) and a “publishing phenomenon” (the Times, London), and this is his landmark book, the foundation for his major international reputation. With unparalleled clarity, common sense, and warmth, The Secret of Happy Children instructs all parents about parent-child communication from babyhood to teens. It gives parents confidence to be more themselves as parents—stronger, more loving, more definite, more relaxed. Biddulph reveals what is really happening inside kids' minds and what to do about it. He covers a wide variety of issues important to a child's—and a parent's—happiness, including stopping tantrums before they begin, curing shyness, the link between food and behavior, and much more. Parents will find themselves letting go of old, negative approaches and freeing up more energy to enjoy their kids and their own lives.
Biddulph is a psychologist and parenting author.