Published to tie in with the launch of "Parentalk", the parenting initiative with a 24-hour telephone helpline, this guide deals with the three main areas of a child's life: home, school and friends. Aimed at the parents of children aged seven to 12, it looks at issues including self-worth, discipline, responsibility, homework, teachers, bullying, sex, drugs and alcohol, and independence.
Steve Chalke worked as a local Baptist minister before founding Oasis Trust in 1985. Oasis now has just under 5,000 staff, as well as many more volunteers, pioneering educational, healthcare, housing and other community initiatives in the UK and around the world. He is the founder of Stop the Traffik, senior minister of Oasis Church Waterloo and UN Special Advisor on Community Action Against Human Trafficking. He has presented television and radio series for ITV and the BBC, and is the author of over forty books. In 2004 Steve was awarded an MBE for his services to social inclusion.