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    DescriptionFrom the author of the worldwide bestseller Raising Boys, this bind-up of the parenting classics The Secret of Happy Children and More Secrets of Happy Children by parenting expert and child psychologist Steve Biddulph tells parents everything they need to know about raising happy, healthy, confident children from babyhood to teens. This bind-up brings all of Steve's parenting tips and secrets together for the first time. This book shows parents how to be true to themselves while also bringing up secure children who feel loved and respected, with self esteem and responsibility. The book is aimed at a wide age group- from babies and toddlers to older children and teenagers. Authoritative yet accessible, the book is full of case histories and familiar conversations and scenarios, as well as cartoons, that help parents relate to Steve's message. The book covers all the key issues in parenting, including: - how and why negative language affects children - stopping tantrums before they start - curing shyness - 'soft love'- why touch, praise and time are vital- and 'firm love'- disciplining through teaching and being involved, rather than punishment - childcare issues- finding a balance between work and your children's needs - raising sons and raising daughters- their different needs

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    The Complete Secrets of Happy Children
    A Guide for Parents
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Biddulph, By (author) Sharon Biddulph
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007161744
    ISBN 10: 0007161743

    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    BIC subject category V2: VFXC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14800
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000
    DC22: 649.1
    LC classification: HQ755.8 \.
    Thema V1.0: VFXC
    Illustrations note
    (b/w line drawings)
    HarperCollins Publishers
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    Publication date
    01 December 2003
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    Author Information
    Steve Biddulph is an internationally respected child psychologist and family therapist with an ever-increasing following. A world-renowned parenting author, his books include Manhood (Hawthorn Press, 1998), Raising Boys (1998), The Secret of Happy Children (1997) and More Secrets of Happy Children (1999), which are popular all over the world.
    Review quote
    'a mix of Billy Connelly and Dr Spock...Steve Biddulph is a publishing phenomenon.' THE TIMES 'Steve's advice is easy to follow- and more importantly, it works.' BBC FAMILY LIFE MAGAZINE 'Biddulph...has a built-in feel good factor. Parenting books too often make one feel inadequate, but Biddulph's left me refreshed and optimistic.' THE EXPRESS