Parenting can be tough – tougher still when everyone has an opinion on raising a child. From the press, social media and online influencers right through to our friends and family, we’re bombarded with advice – and criticism – on how to be good parents.
Whilst our little ones aren’t born with a manual, How to Raise Happy Children is as close as it gets. Dr Martin Coles has seen it all, and having spent a lifetime working with and for children, his expert knowledge, research and experience are condensed here into ten brilliant bite-sized chapters, the Ten Commandments of Parenting:
You shall not be perfect
You shall prefer presence to praise
You shall respect change
You shall not make for yourself a false idol in screen time, but covet sleep time
You shall take care for your child’s friendships
You shall honour discipline
Remember literacy to keep it holy
You shall covet for your child play of all types
You shall covet good relations with your partner and family members
You shall take for thyself positive thinking
Packed with simple strategies, practical tips and straight-talk, this book will empower your decision-making and give you the confidence to tackle the unique challenges of parenting.