Introduction; Chapter 1: Understanding the happiness formula; What is happiness? Why are some children happier? Ages and stages: physical development, Ages and stages: social and emotional development, Positive Parenting: Nurturing emotional intelligence, Parents' needs, Time management, Key Strategies: Juggling different needs, Chapter 2: Establishing a secure base; Bonding with your baby, Showing affection, Responding to your child's needs, A healthy start, Feeding themselves, Positive Parenting: Making the most of mealtimes, Developing good sleep patterns, Dealing with nightmares, Helping a child to relax, Just having fun, Creating the right environment, Positive Parenting: Respecting rules and boundaries, Dealing with disappointment, Key Strategies: Maximizing positive behaviour, Chapter 3: Positive communication; The importance of play, How children acquire language, The importance of body language, Self-expression, Choice and feedback, Using language effectively, Positive Parenting: Talking about feelings, Expressing opinions, Giving praise, Rewarding good behaviour, Positive Parenting: Nurturing enthusiasm, Key Strategies: Recognizing clues, Chapter 4 Getting along with others; Family and friends, Getting to know people, Learning to empathize, Caring and sharing, Positive Parenting: Harmony with siblings, Cooperation, Positive Parenting: Positive play, Responding appropriately, Coping with conflict, Managing emotions, Developing emotional resilience, Key Strategies: Fostering positive experiences, Chapter 5 Developing confidence; Overcoming fears and anxieties, Positive Parenting: Boosting self-esteem, Managing frustration, Positive Parenting: Developing assertiveness, How success breeds success, Gaining independence, Key Strategies: Unlocking potential, Index; Acknowledgements and picture credits
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Dr Carol Valinejad is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with extensiveexperience in dealing with parenting issues and challenging behaviour infamilies with both pre-school and school-aged children. She herself is themother of four young children.Location: Sidcup, Kent