Kate Silverton is one of the UK's leading and most popular broadcasters - her lifelong passion has been to advocate for children and their emotional well-being. Her academic roots are in child development with a BSc in psychology and, after having children of her own, Kate decided to retrain as a child psychotherapist. She now combines her career in journalism with her studies, currently volunteering as a counsellor on placement working with children at a London primary school. Philanthropically, for many years she has supported charities like Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, as well as the NSPCC and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Foundation. Kate's counselling work with children, her own personal experience of psychotherapy and the interviews she has conducted with world-renowned psychiatrists, neuroscientists and psychotherapists have all informed her approach and the concept she has devised for this book. Her philosophy is, 'If we get it right from conception to five, we can set our children up for life.'
As a parenting support book this is in a class of its own in terms
of the accessible wisdom and pragmatic help it provides. It is
perhaps the most helpful book for parents of children of any age.
Written by a great communicator, it will have massive impact *
Professor Peter Fonagy, CEO Anna Freud National Centre for Children
& Families *
Kate has devoted much of her emotional as well as her academic mind to develop her approach to being a nurturing and loving parent. This book reflects Kate's genuine passion about children's mental well-being * Dame Benny Refson DBE President Place2Be *
Kate writes with humour and compassion, and without judgement, turning a potentially daunting subject into a personal one * Susan Cooke, Head of Research and Evidence, NSPCC *
This book is absolutely brilliant! I love that it is about parenting a healthy brain. It's wonderfully written, nicely laid out and with lots of practical advice and structure for parents to follow. It contains advice in there that even I would find useful to help my families in my practice with. It's everything you wish you'd known at beginning of being a parent and all the stuff we are just starting learn about brain development and the modern world. It is much needed and will be so helpful to parents everywhere * Dr Guddi Singh, Paediatric Registrar, Guy's and St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust *
In her incredibly creative exploration of the science of children's brain development, Kate Silverton has found a way to do what scientists themselves have often struggled to do: communicate that science to parents. Once you see the world through Kate's eyes - or more precisely, through the eyes of her lizard, baboon and wise owl - it will never look the same again. The personal stories she shares are the kind that other parents will find themselves remembering in moments of frustration, elation and helpless confusion. This is a book that will boost confidence and compassion. This is a book that will change lives. * Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Infant Psychologist *
There's No Such Thing As 'Naughty' features many top tips to restore harmony in the household. Kate uses lizards, baboons and wise owls to demonstrate her unique approach in a simple way, while anecdotes about her own experiences with her kids will ring true to mums and dads everywhere' * Sunday Post *