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Raising Happy Children For Dummies

Raising Happy Children For Dummies

Sue Atkins

ISBN: 978-1-119-99765-8

Feb 2011

378 pages

$19.99

Description

Every parent would like to have a happy, well- behaved child – but every parent also knows this is not often a reality! Raising Happy Children For Dummies helps you better understand your children – from toddler to teen, boys and girls – and is packed with practical tips from an experienced parenting coach to improve your parenting, your child’s happiness and as a result, their behaviour.

The book helps you explore your own parenting skills, helps you to define what changes you may need to make and provides advice on how to implement new parenting habits to improve you and your family’s relationships. Covering both day-to-day parenting and offering extra advice on how to help your children deal with life’s tougher challenges, this is a down to earth guide from a parenting coach and mother of two, Sue Atkins.

Raising Happy Children For Dummies covers:

  • Becoming a Confident Parent
  • Knowing What Kind of Parent You Are - and Want to Become
  • Understanding Your Kids' Needs
  • Beginning with the End in Mind: Establishing Goals for Your Family
  • Communicating Effectively and Connecting with Your Children
  • Approaching Parenting With Common Sense
  • Maintaining Great Relationships
  • Getting Down to Earth and Practical: Disciplining Your Kids
  • Choosing Different Strategies for Different Ages
  • When the Going Gets Tough: Handling Conflict
  • Coping With School
  • Helping Your Child Cope with Individual Problems
  • Helping Your Child Cope with Bigger Issues
  • Raising Children with Unique and Special Needs
  • Raising Twins, Triplets, and Multiple-Birth Children
  • Ten Things to Do Every Single Day as a Parent
  • Ten Techniques to Build a Happy Home
  • Ten Things to Do When it All Goes Pear-Shaped
  • Ten (or so) Top Resources for Parents
Introduction.

Part I: Understanding Your Children and Yourself.

Chapter 1: Becoming a Confident Parent.

Chapter 2: Knowing What Kind of Parent You Are – and Want to Become.

Chapter 3: Understanding Your Kids’ Needs.

Part II: Improving Your Basic Parenting Skills.

Chapter 4: Beginning with the End in Mind: Establishing Goals for Your Family.

Chapter 5: Communicating Effectively and Connecting with Your Children.

Chapter 6: Approaching Parenting With Common Sense.

Chapter 7: Maintaining Great Relationships.

Part III: Discipline.

Chapter 8: Getting Down to Earth and Practical: Disciplining Your Kids.

Chapter 9: Choosing Different Strategies for Different Ages.

Chapter 10: When the Going Gets Tough: Handling Conflict.

Part IV: Helping Your Child Cope with Common Problems.

Chapter 11: Coping with School.

Chapter 12: Helping Your Child Cope with Individual Problems.

Chapter 13: Helping Your Child Cope with Bigger Issues.

Part V: Being Different.

Chapter 14: Raising Children with Unique and Special Needs.

Chapter 15: Raising Twins, Triplets, and Multiple-Birth Children.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Things to Do Every Single Day as a Parent.

Chapter 17: Ten Techniques to Build a Happy Home.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do When It All Goes Pear-Shaped.

Chapter 19: Ten (or so) Top Resources for Parents.

Index.

“the ‘handbook’ that every parent needs.”  (Weybridge, Cobham, Esher and Walton & Hersham News & Mail,Wednesday 23rd May 2007)

""…the lay-out makes it an easy reference betwixt multi-tasks but also because it is scarily logical…"" (Families South East Magazine, June/July 2007)

""[an] outstanding book...goes straight to the heart of what our children need from us."" (Best, Tuesday 30th October 2007)