This is a practical, encouraging guidebook for parents and caregivers who want to learn more about effective, non-violent ways of parenting children. From toddlers to teenagers, You Don't Need to Smack offers workable solutions for dealing confidently with children's difficult behaviour, and also suggests how to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. Glen Stenhouse, a well-known child psychologist, maintains that you don't have to be an expert in order to be a good parent, but you do need to put simple, clear strategies in place in your home - and stick to them. Glen's advice has been tried and tested in thousands of homes and has proven its worth. This is essential reading for all parents and caregivers.
Glen Stenhouse has been a child and educational psychologist for more than 25 years and has extensive experience with all types of children's behavioural, emotional, developmental and learning problems, from toddlers to teenagers. He is a regular contributor to Little Treasures magazine, is often asked to comment on effective parenting methods by the media, and is also a specialist report writer for the Family Court. Glen is the author of Children's Nightmares, Confident Children: Developing Your Child's Self Esteem (1995) and Practical Parenting: Successful Strategies for Solving Your Child's Behaviour Problems (1996). He is in private practice in Auckland.