The sequel to The Secret of Happy Children - which has sold over 1 million worldwide. This book helps parents communicate with children from babyhood to teens.
A book which covers a wide age group from toddlers to older children and covers new key issues such as:
* `soft love': the power of touch and praise and giving time and the `firm love' which allows you to discipline (this is not about giving punishment but about teaching and getting involved... without hurt or fear)
* the childcare issue - Steve believes that long day care of children under 3 in an institutional setting, like a creche will give kids a deprived childhood experience. He talks about finding a balance and what to do if you have no choice
* Raising boys and raising daughters
Steve Biddulph has worked as a family therapist in Australia since the 1970's. He is the author of The Secret of Happy Children (Thorsons) and Raising Boys. This book is written with the help of his wife, Shaaron.