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Good parenting isn't instinctive. It's something you learn by trial and error. But a little guidance on what to expect from your children goes a long way to helping you be confident and effective. Michael Grose identifies the behavioural and developmental issues that most often cause concern and shows you how to work through them by- * Understanding your child's behaviour and individuality * Teaching your child social and physical skills * Giving your child the freedom to learn from mistakes * Encouraging your child's sense of responsibility and self-discipline * Involving your child in family decision-making and conflict resolution * Communicating positively and ackwledging achievements * Establishing routines - and getting your kids to stick to them Michael, who is a parenting expert and father of three, also provides helpful and practical advice on all sorts of specific problems, from bed-wetting to fussy eaters, from swearing and tantrums to making friends. He outlines the various stages and ages at which these problems are likely to occur and shows you how to keep your cool by staying one step ahead. This revised and updated edition includes a new section on b
* Michael Grose is Australia's number-one parenting educator, with an enviable track record of helping parents and professionals raise and teach today's kids. * His best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World has sold over 23,000 copies. * Michael is a regular weekly parenting columnist for 'Body and Soul' in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph, which has a circulation of 6 million. * He has a popular website, www.parentingideas.com.au, which parents find an invaluable source of easy-to-access information. On the website he has information on all his books. * He presents a half-hour parenting segment each fortnight on ABC radio and appears regularly on the national Australian television program 9AM, commenting on parenting issues of the day. * He is a popular speaker, giving up to 100 seminars and presentations each year to parents and professionals in Australia and in the United Kingdom. * Michael is the only person to have conducted a parenting seminar for a nation's leaders, when he ventured into Parliament House, Canberra in 2004 and addressed politicians on all sides of the political fence about how to behave so your children will too!