A realistic and practical, down-to-earth look at dealing with many of the common concerns that parents have in managing their children's behaviour. Catering for toddlers to early adolescents, Kim Oates's main message is for parents to stop trying to be perfect parents, as this often causes unnecessary pressure and anxiety. Instead he advises parents to focus on being a "good enough" parent. Along with a range of illustrative stories and examples from his many years of working with children and their parents, he shows how parents' own upbringing can unintentionally uninfluence some of their parenting decisions. Additionally Kim Oates dispells many of the common myths that are associated with parenting, and offers sensible alternative solutions that are evidence-based and proven to work.
Date published: 2014
Publisher: Finch Publishing
Country of publication: Australia