This book is based on common questions that parents have about their children and their relationships with the world at large. Drawing from his extensive experience as a child psychoanalyst (and as a father), Dr Brafman offers his thoughts on widespread problems faced by parents in an innovative way: he focuses on how the child perceives the situation and not on their resultant behaviour. He also steers away from providing clear-cut answers; there are no set rules for raising children. Instead Dr Brafman discusses each question, using real-life examples and providing insights that will help the parent decide what is best for their individual child.
Introduction -- The Child -- Early days, early ways -- Trying their wings -- Siblings and peers -- The Parents -- Self-esteem, conflict, lifestyle -- Guilt, honesty -- Needing help, seeking help