Being a pushy parent is not in fashion. The talk now is of the pressure put on children to succeed, the endless exams that they have to face and the way it can eat into their time for creative play.
Yet most parents would still like to help their children do as well as possible, given whatever gifts they are born with and whatever opportunities are available.
In most families the problem is not too much pressure, but ignorance of how to help children make the most of themselves.
This easy-to-use book gives advice on the practicalities and psychology of encouraging a talent, while keeping your child happy and well-balanced.
Praise for 'How To Be a Better Parent': '[Her] words of wisdom about responding positively should be handed out to new parents at birth.' - "Junior". 'A book that all parents will find funny, enlightening - and absolutely essential.' - "Daily Telegraph". 'A really helpful book, filled with practical advice.' - "Times Educational Supplement". 'An unpatronising, easy to use guide' - "BBC Parenting Magazine". 'I'm a better parent for reading this - and I'm an expert.' - Oliver James, clinical psychologist. 'All you need to help you and your children become a happier, better functioning family.' - Toddler World.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/03/2005
- Category: Child care & upbringing
- ISBN: 9780091900205