An accessible guide to teaching your children how to live free and happy lives A special combined edition of the highly acclaimed bestsellers tHE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN and MORE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN. Both titles have been revised and updated. In tHE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN you will discover what's really happening inside kids' minds, and what to do about it. And you will find out how to be a stronger, more loving, more definite and more relaxed parent. You'll learn how to let go of old, negative approaches, and free up more energy to enjoy your kids and your life. MORE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN tackles other important concerns of parents today such as: how to help toddlers and children feel secure and settled; discipline methods that work (without hitting or yelling); making sure your love gets through; being the best kind of dad; and the childcare dilemma.
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.
This book – a classic worldwide bestseller – aims to let parents be themselves and children grow up happy, full of self-esteem and feeling loved.
Raising Boys With ADHD
Author: Mary Anne Richey, James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.
A very practical, 'howto' approach to parenting. More Secrets of Happy Children tackles the important concerns of parents in the nineties, with inspirational ideas and clues for daytoday living with children. As counsellors, educators and parents, Steve and Sharon Biddulph have worked with families for over twenty years, and have talked with thousands of parents about what works. Issues such as: How to help toddler's and children feel secure and settled Discipline methods that work - without hitting or yelling Making sure your love gets through Being the best kind of dad Will childcare damage your child Parent pay Parent power - changing our world and many more, are discussed with Steve's gentle blend of humour and practical advice. this is a book about putting love into action, about knowing what you are doing and why, and about raising twenty-second century children you can be proud of. A very practical, 'howto' approach to parenting. More Secrets of Happy Children tackles the important concerns of parents in the nineties, with inspirational ideas and clues for daytoday living with children. As counsellors, educators and parents, Steve and Sharon Biddulph have worked with families for over twenty years, and have talked with thousands of parents about what works. Issues such as: How to help toddler's and children feel secure and settled Discipline methods that work - without hitting or yelling Making sure your love gets through Being the best kind of dad Will childcare damage your child? Parent pay Parent power - changing our world and many more, are discussed with Steve's gentle blend of humour and practical advice. this is a book about putting love into action, about knowing what you are doing and why, and about raising twenty-second century children you can be proud of.
A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.
A fresh and practical guide to successfully managing children’s behaviour – from babies to young adults.
Raising a Happy Child
Author: Shaaron Biddulph, Steve Biddulph
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
"A mix of Billy Connolly and Dr Spock... Steve Biddulph is a phenomenon." The Times - now available in PDF Forget advice on nappies, feeding and flu jabs: this funny, inspiring book goes to the heart of being a parent - communication. Find out how to nurture your children during the precious years from birth to six, helping them become happy and confident individuals. Discover how to get to know your baby's personality and enjoy each stage of their early years. Pick up tips on teaching good behaviour and learn how to achieve the impossible, making bath-time, shopping and car journeys fun! Includes advice on helping your child learn about feelings. Share a father's moving diary and be inspired by dozens of true-life stories and uplifting anecdotes from parents who've been through it all and survived. Plus, there are 30 activity pages with games and play ideas for you to enjoy with your child.
Author: Steve Biddulph
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A practical guidebook and passionate call-to-arms for parents of girls that empowers them to raise confident, well-rounded daughters in an exploitative world, from the author of the international bestseller Raising Boys. In today's world, it's especially critical for girls to grow up strong and capable. In this impassioned follow-up to his bestselling Raising Boys, author Steve Biddulph brings together the best thinking from around the world on how to raise daughters of sound character who know that they are loved, and can stand up for themselves and others. Biddulph teaches parents how to build their daughters' self-assuredness, encourage friendships, and equip them to learn and believe in themselves. This detailed guidebook teaches parents, grandparents, and caretakers exactly what matters for and to girls at which age, and how to build confidence and connectedness from infancy to young womanhood.
The Happy Child
Author: Linda Blair
Raising a happy, well-adjusted child is probably the biggest challenge any of us will face, so it is understandable that parents worry endlessly about this aspect of their child's development. In this practical, reassuring book, clinical psychologist and parenting expert Linda Blair helps parents understand what their child is experiencing physically and emotionally at various stages of development and how they can use this knowledge to develop their child's strengths, communicate with them more effectively and tackle common problems. In THE HAPPY CHILD, Blair divides early childhood into three key stages of development - infancy, preschool and starting school - and shows parents how they can help their child adjust and thrive during these stages. This is a book that provides parenting guidelines, as well as encouraging parents to trust their own instincts. Above all it does not underestimate the challenges parents face. The foreword is being written by Ellen Winner, professor of child psychology at Boston College, specialising in gifted children and author of GIFTED CHILDREN (Basic Books).
Raising Happy Children
Author: Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson, Jan Parker
Each age has had its own 'voice of authority', from Dr Spock to Penelope Leach. Raising Happy Children is different. Supportive, informative and honest, it draws not only from the hands-on experience of its authors, but from a wide range of practical experts in their field. Contributors range from the obstetrician Yehudi Gordon to the director of the Institute for Family Therapy, Hugh Jenkins. There has never been greater need for a book which shows understanding of the pressures and stresses on parents, while teaching them the much-needed practical skills. Picking up where most books leave off, its detailed and thought-provoking content focuses on the tough problems, contentious issues and crucial questions faced by all parents. This is a book to enable - not to preach. Pragmatic and parent-friendly, humorous and intelligent, Raising Happy Children provides all the information and options you need to negotiate vital and stressful areas of parenthood.
Steve Biddulph, the favourite number one name in parenting psychology – and bestselling author of Raising Boys – examines how different childcare options are likely to affect you and your child in this rivetting and highly topical book
Bestselling authors and communication and parenting experts Steve and Shaaron Biddulph bring you a humorous, loving guide to creating a successful long-term relationship. Illustrations are best viewed on a tablet.
Discusses the ways in which parental attitudes shape the child's concept of himself and offers guidelines for creating positive relationships
The Danish Way of Parenting
Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander, Iben Sandahl
As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world. **As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more** **International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**