Home-made Kids: A Journey Through Adolescence
Each stage in a child's development has its own ups and downs, and its focus. We often wonder whether our children will ever pass the 'terrible tens' or the monosyllabic fourteens! Our role is to bring them to maturity, and some degree of independence, by their eighteenth birthday. There are many subtly different shades of management that apply to each stage, during this eighteen-year journey. It is one of the greatest tasks with which the human being is confronted. It is genuinely life altering. We are all products of our parents, yet few, if any of us, have any training in parenting. Former Daily Mail columnist Peter Gilchrist takes us through the trials and tribulations that can occur when our children are growing up, and offers invaluable advice on how to deal with the trickiest of situations.
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Your Issues and How They Affect the Family Unit
Can you be a pal and a parent?
How to stay amicable for your childrens sake after separation
Single parents and divorce
How robust should our support be for our children?
Keeping your cool
Jealousy can we be jealous of our children?
Children who are constantly feigning illness
Dont tell tales
Conflict between our children
Tweenies is your daughter a tweeny?
How to teach your children to listen
What do you do if a parent prefers one child to another?
Do grandparents spoil?
The travelling parent
The family as a Team and You are the Manager
Discipline spare the rod
Expensive football strips
Christmas and surviving it
The very bright younger sibling
A place in the sun for each twin
Drugs understanding and management
Pop idols and their influence
Pets are not just for fun
Bereavement and how it affects us all
The emerging young adult
The first time children holiday unaccompanied
Common Issues and What You Can Do
My childs unfortunate friends
Does my child have to be competitive?
Information and Communication Technology A curse or a blessing?
Young people and alcohol
Leaving the nest
Collaborating to Manage Academic Stress
Can our children work too hard?
Controlling exam nerves
Gifted and talented children
Is Your Child Struggling at School?
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