today there is shortage of advice for parents on how to deal with their child's difficult behaviour - but children's emotional needs are rarely discussed. In this groundbreaking book, Dr Vicky Flory explains the connections between children's emotions and behaviour, overall wellbeing, friendships, school performance and their ability to adjust to adolescence. Dr Flory, a lecturer in psychology at Australian Catholic University, helps parents understand rmal emotional development in children from birth to age 12 and discusses common emotional disorders and difficulties such as depression and anxiety.
Dr Vicky Flory is a lecturer in psychology at the Australian Catholic University. She is involved in clinical research to investigate the effectiveness of 'emotionally attuned parenting', a new intervention she has developed for childhood emotional and behavioural disorders. Her research also covers the role of parental empathy in children's development. Dr Flory has a private practice in Melbourne.