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How to be a Parent

Book Description

How to be a parent is the must-have guide to giving your children the best possible start in life. By following the ideas, tips and techniques contained here, you can tackle everything from the 'terrible twos' right through to the 'truculent teens', so you can bring up confident, balanced and contented children. The practical ideas in How to be a parent are accessible, straightforward, and more often than not, fun. No waffle, no fill, just fantastic tips for raising happy and healthy children within a harmonious home.

Table of Contents

  1. How to be a parent
  2. Brilliant features
  3. Introduction
  4. 1. Meet the parents
  5. 2. All change here for the puberty express!
  6. 3. Goin’ potty
  7. 4. Off duty
  8. 5. Letting go: the sharpest learning curve
  9. 6. I think I’m going to be sick!
  10. 7. Wet, wet, wet
  11. 8. Why are they so weird?
  12. 9. Turn off the telly
  13. 10. Safe as houses
  14. 11. Learning to listen: how to open channels of communication
  15. 12. Let them eat greens
  16. 13. Fight club: how to avoid arguments, and de-escalation tactics
  17. 14. A book at bedtime
  18. 15. Tantrum taming
  19. 16. The bank of Mum and Dad
  20. 17. And so to bed
  21. 18. Cyber safety: the potential dangers for your computer-obsessed teen
  22. 19. Making time
  23. 20. Back to school
  24. 21. Spare the rod
  25. 22. What time do you call this?
  26. 23. Nursery crimes
  27. 24. Just say no – please? Your teenager and drugs
  28. 25. Singing from the same songsheet
  29. 26. The demon drink: your teen and alcohol
  30. 27. Time out
  31. 28. Let’s talk about sex, baby
  32. 29. Happy holidays
  33. 30. First foods
  34. 31. Big kids
  35. 32. Rainbow youth: when your teen is gay
  36. 33. Weighty issues
  37. 34. Nobody likes me
  38. 35. What the f*ck?!
  39. 36. Let’s talk about sex
  40. 37. The best days of their lives
  41. 38. Positive parenting: the power of praise
  42. 39. Avoiding ogres and being bullied
  43. 40. ‘What did your last maid die of?’
  44. 41. High-flyers
  45. 42. 24-hour party people
  46. 43. Streetsmart
  47. 44. Part-time parents
  48. 45. Let’s face it: acne anxieties
  49. 46. Body image blues
  50. 47. Supersavers
  51. 48. Dealing with death
  52. 49. Distress or de-stress?
  53. 50. After the affair
  54. 51. Something for the weekend
  55. 52. Waving or drowning?
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