It’s a question every parent asks: Am I doing the right things for my toddler? Now, they have a place to go to find the answers. From instilling confidence and independence in a young child to managing family time and dividing attention among siblings, every common parental concern is covered here with compassion and creativity, and backed with proven strategies for handling tricky situations. There’s special attention paid to nurturing emotional intelligence, or EQ, as well as advice on giving positive reinforcement, opening lines of communication, and managing both the child’s and the parents’ emotions. Most importantly, you’ll learn exactly what role the parents’ relationship to each other plays in a child’s interpersonal development.
Dr Carol Valinejad is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in dealing with parenting issues and challenging behaviour in families with both pre-school and school-aged children. She herself is the mother of four young children. Location: Sidcup, Kent.