HOW IS THIS BOOK DIFFERENT?
Parents are constantly bombarded with advice
on television, in magazines and books on how they should deal
with problems in children and teenagers. This advice is often
about using various techniques such as rewards, punishment
or improving communications. The trouble is, that however
sensible the advice, all children are not the same and neither,
for that matter, are all parents. This 'one size fits all'
approach is not effective because, it ignores the importance,
for example, of a child's personality, social factors, parenting
style, parental attitudes and parental values.
WILL I REALLY BE ABLE TO CHANGE MY CHILD'S
The most important feature of the book is
its aim of helping parents to develop skills to change problem
behaviours and attitudes. Dr Thorley teaches scientifically
proven methods which will enable parents to bring about change
as well as ensuring that new problems don't emerge in the
future. You don't have to be psychologist to learn these techniques!
The book is not just about theory - Dr Thorley gives practical
step by step advice on what to do about common problems.
WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS WILL THE BOOK HELP
Most young people present with difficulties
from time to time and if persistent, will need solutions if
they are not to interfere with healthy development. The book
will be helpful for:
Most young people present with difficulties from time to time
and if persistent, will need solutions if they are not to
interfere with healthy development. The book will be helpful
- Temper tantrums
- Oppositional & defiant behaviour
- Sleep difficulties
- Feeding difficulties
- Negative attitude
- Emotional problems