Compulsory reading for parents, teachers, youth workers and anyone who has anything to do with young people.
A must-have book for all parents, youth workers and teenagers on parenting and raising children.
Catholic priests don't generally have children but Australian legend Father Chris Riley has brought up about 60,000 - and they're some of the toughest kids around. He regularly encounters some of the most troubled children on earth - kids who have given up or refuse to talk to others, who steal, take drugs, see themselves as irredeemable failures, hate everyone and everything, self-harm, have been abused or abuse other kids, prostitute themselves, live on the streets or have rejected anyone who's ever tried to help them. But he's nearly always managed to find a way through to them, and to help them. And whilst the vast majority of Australian kids don't have the magnitude of problems he sees in his work every day, the lessons he's learnt from them are invaluable to all parents.
How can most parents relate to the kind of problems and pressures their children face today?
How can they cope when things come off the rails?
How can they really talk to their children in a meaningful way when it seems that their kids just don't want to listen?
The one book all parents - and their kids - should have on their shelves. It will prove a priceless guide through the maze of childhood and adolescence for both parents and their children and, with so many real life stories to tug on the heart-strings, the kind of gripping read no one will be able to put down.
'The book contains a remarkable combination of experience and wisdom that every Australian parent needs.' - Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
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Why and how therapy with even the most challenging kids can work. Collecting the best "stories of change and transformation" from her colleagues around the world, internationally acclaimed researcher on child trauma Lenore Terr explores diagnoses from PTSD to self-mutilation to tackle a fundamental question facing child therapists: Just how and when does therapy work, and what happens to make it work? This book illustrates both the art and the science of psychotherapy with children and adolescents. Students, practitioners and parents will all marvel and learn from the therapeutic turning points... More info
Capturing the warmth and fun of forming close relationships with children, this book offers simple advice to parents of children who find it difficult to attach and bond -- whether following adoption, divorce or other difficult experiences. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray describes how to use the latest thinking on attachment in your daily parenting. She reveals sensory techniques which have proven to help children bond -- straightforward activities like keeping close eye contact or stroking a child's feet or cheeks -- and explains why routines like mealtimes and... More info