The Secret of Happy Children

The Secret of Happy Children : A Guide for Parents

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This book - a classic worldwide bestseller - aims to let parents be themselves and children grow up happy, full of self-esteem and feeling loved. Steve Biddulph lets you into the mind of your child to show how the positive ways in which you relate to a child will have a strong effect on growing self esteem, responsibility, stable emotions and present and future happiness. He shows how negative language will affect children and explains why children may rebel and how you should deal with any discipline problem that should occur. You will find out how kids experience emotions such as anger, fear, apathy. Other issues are discussed such as fathering, ages and stages, stopping tantrums before they start, and curing shyness. The book is full of scenarios, familiar dialogues and case histories with cartoons.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 154 x 212 x 14mm | 281.23g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • THORSONS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 45 b/w plates, With index
  • 0722536690
  • 9780722536698
  • 297,764

Review quote

'Biddulph... has a built-in feel good factor. Parenting books too often make one fell inadequate, but Biddulph's left me refreshed and optimistic.' Serena Alloh, The Expressshow more

About Steve Biddulph

Steve Biddulph has worked as a family therapist since the 1970s. He is also the author of More Secrets of Happy Children ( Thorsons pub date April 1999) and Raising Boys (Thorsons pub date Sept 98). He is an internationally respected child psychologist with an ever-increasing following.show more

Rating details

337 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (128)
3 26% (87)
2 5% (18)
1 2% (6)
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