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  • Published: 15 October 2003
  • ISBN: 9780091889722
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $32.99

How To Be A Better Parent




A fascinating, no-nonsense distillation of the advice and techniques taught at parenting classes which can improve the parenting skills of all parents, no matter how their children behave, or how busy they are

Parenting classes are in the news, not only for parents with totally out of control children, but also for ordinary, anxious parents who find that applying simple parenting skills can result in happier children and calmer, more enjoyable home lives.

In the child-centred age of fast food, television and computer games, when family structures are less clearly defined than in the 50s and 60s, it can be more difficult for parents to take a positive, long-term view of what they are trying to achieve with their children. Not everyone wants to go to parenting classes, but everyone can benefit from what's taught there. So Cassandra Jardine has drawn on the experience and skills of Britain's two top teachers to provide the practical tools that all parents can use immediately.

This easy-to-use guide will explain why your child behaves as he/she does and will offer sensible strategies for ensuring a happy home-life, and well-balanced kids.

  • Published: 15 October 2003
  • ISBN: 9780091889722
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Cassandra Jardine

Cassandra Jardine is a very successful Daily Telegraph features journalist who has been writing about parenting for over ten years. She has 5 children, aged from 6 to 15, and lives with her family in Brixton, London.

Praise for How To Be A Better Parent

a really helpful book, filled with practical advice

TES

a book that all parents will find funny, enlightening - and absolutely essential

Daily Telegraph

As well as dealing with specific problems, she introduces key skills that parents can use to have a calming effect on most situations. This is an unpatronising, easy to use guide that teaches children good habits and co-operative behaviour.

BBC Parenting Magazine

the advice on communication clearly outlines the importance of reflective listening and the words of wisdom about responding positively should be handed out to new parents at birth, as should the simple rules about eating and food...it's not all basic necessities...the chapters on sibling squabbling and difficult chidren go beyond the everyday and into the kind of detail that could well make you a better parent

Junior

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