How to be a Better Parent: No Matter How Badly Your Children Behave or How Busy You Are

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Parenting classes are in the news, not only for parents with totally out of control children, but also for ordinary, anxious parents who find that applying simple parenting skills can result in happier children and calmer, more enjoyable home lives.

In the child-centred age of fast food, television and computer games, when family structures are less clearly defined than in the 50s and 60s, it can be more difficult for parents to take a positive, long-term view of what they are trying to achieve with their children. Not everyone wants to go to parenting classes, but everyone can benefit from what's taught there. So Cassandra Jardine has drawn on the experience and skills of Britain's two top teachers to provide the practical tools that all parents can use immediately.

This easy-to-use guide will explain why your child behaves as he/she does and will offer sensible strategies for ensuring a happy home-life, and well-balanced kids.

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"a really helpful book, filled with practical advice" ( TES)

"a book that all parents will find funny, enlightening - and absolutely essential" ( Daily Telegraph)

"As well as dealing with specific problems, she introduces key skills that parents can use to have a calming effect on most situations. This is an unpatronising, easy to use guide that teaches children good habits and co-operative behaviour." ( BBC Parenting Magazine)

"the advice on communication clearly outlines the importance of reflective listening and the words of wisdom about responding positively should be handed out to new parents at birth, as should the simple rules about eating and food...it's not all basic necessities...the chapters on sibling squabbling and difficult chidren go beyond the everyday and into the kind of detail that could well make you a better parent" ( Junior)

From the Author:

This is the story of how I - a typically laid-back parent of today with, equally typically, children who ruled the roost - got back in charge of my family. My children were not totally out of control, they were 'normal'- often delightful but also exasperatingly rude, messy, unco-operative, unwilling to do their homework, and likely to fight like rats in a sack given half an opportunity.
When friends with difficult teenagers told me that they wished they had been to parenting classes when their children were younger, I took their remarks to heart. I found myself the best parenting teachers and spent a year asking them how best to handle all the problems that my children presented me with. I also listened to the advice that they were giving others faced with different issues. Week by week I put the advice into practice and was so amazed by the results that I decided to write a book about their teachings.

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