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Saturday 23 May 2020

Review: Parenting Made Simple

In Parenting Made Simple, Dr Sarah Hughes offers up straightforward, practical strategies for common childhood challenges. It is a book full of valuable tools and skills needed for all ages and stages of childhood growth and development. 

A wealth of knowledge is to be found in this handbook that delivers effective techniques for raising well-adjusted children.

The key areas focused on are: challenging behaviour, emotions and tantrums, confidence, social skills and friendships, anxiety and parenting well through divorce.

Correct communication, negotiation, mindfulness practice and how to simplify things when addressing challenging issues are important factors addressed.

Behaviour management plans and consistency between parents plus any care giver towards the same child, are defined.

Comprehensive, detailed helpful strategies fill the pages. The summary at the end of each chapter under the heading The Important Bits, allows the reader to get a clear brief overview of what has been presented. Several pages of Endnotes are included.

Chapters also include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

What I have referred to are the bare bones of the meaty source that is contained in this instructive and invaluable book for parents.

Dr Hughes imparts her knowledge in simple language with step-by-step advances on each of the six categories. She looks at both sides of problems to be solved – the parents’ emotions and the attitude of the child, in a compassionate and positive way which encourages perseverance and repetition.

Dr Hughes holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in child and adolescent child disorders.

Title: Parenting Made Simple
Author: Dr Sarah Hughes
Publisher: Exisle, $29.99
Publication Date: 7 April 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925820324
For ages: Adults
Type: Non Fiction