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Diane Levy
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Diane Levy, bestselling author of parenting books, is a highly successful family therapist, counsellor, parenting coach and speaker. She is in great demand as a speaker and regularly addresses Early Childhood groups, school groups (at all levels) and related parenting organisations. Diane regularly writes for Kiwi Families, Littlies magazine, the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, and The Parenting Place.

Her bestselling books include: Of Course I Love You . . . Now Go To Your Room!; They Look So Lovely When They’re Asleep; and Time Out for Tots, Teens and Everyone In Between. She had her own television series, Demons to Darlings, had a regular parenting slot on Radio Rhema, and was a key contributor to Littlies’ The Book of Answers.

Her modern approach to parenting instructs parents to use emotional support and limit-setting to help their children to experience and handle their emotions and learn self-discipline, and who turn out as children who are pleasant to be with and whose parents enjoy their company.

Karin de la Rey, reviewing Of Course I Love You … in Healthy Options, wrote: ‘I can honestly say I wish I had read this book many moons ago. Diane Levy’s writing style is entertaining … with practical solutions to everyday problems. … Soon-to-be parents, parents and grandparents should all make the effort and read this book, which is written with insight and love — it’s hard to put down once you have started.’

Hawke’s Bay Today called it‘an informative and entertaining read for all parents and caregivers’, while Essentially Food described how Levy ‘offers new insights in the context of modern society, with single-parent families and situations where both parents work’, concluding: ‘Essential reading for all parents and caregivers!’