A different kind of parenting book, this guide moves away from the "one expert, one voice" childcare books toward a synthesis of research from a wide range of world-renowned professionals, together with the experiences of real parents and children. Its warm, funny, thought-provoking and helpful advice has helped thousands of parents through the tough problems, contentious issues and crucial questions faced by everyone with children. This expanded and revised edition offers: an extended age-range - from birth to 11 years; insights into how parents can develop happy, healthy relationships with their children; and more real-life examples from families who've hit problems and found solutions. The text also features expanded sections on: understanding babies; smack free effective discipline; behavioural problems; emotional needs; eating problems and how to avoid them; lone parenting, divorce and family change; communication in families; and sex and drugs education for pre-adolescents.
Jan Stimpson is a leading parenting adviser and facilitator for Parentline Plus. She has two children. Jan Parker is an acclaimed writer on child and family issues. She has three children.