1st Edition

The Positive Parenting Handbook Developing happy and confident children

By Judy Hutchings Copyright 2020
    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    Drawing on Judy Hutchings many years of work with parents and children, The Positive Parenting Handbook is a concise, straightforward guide that offers simple solutions to daily dilemmas. The clear and easy advice provides parents with skills and tools that support positive parent/child relationships for happy and confident children. It explains common behaviour problems in young children and offers expert advice on:

    -How to build strong bonds and let children know they are important to you

    -How to encourage behaviour we want to see through praise and small rewards

    -Giving instructions that children are more likely to follow

    -How ignoring some unwanted behaviours can be helpful

    -Strategies for managing difficult behaviour

    -Teaching new behaviour to our children

    -Developing children’s language.

    It includes six case studies of how these strategies have helped real families with everyday problems at bedtime and mealtimes, during toilet training, out shopping and when children experience anxiety.

    Together with suggestions of other useful books and information sources, The Positive Parenting Handbook is ideal for all parents, including those of children with diagnosed developmental difficulties, and the range of professionals who work with them.



    Background to CEIT

    Chapter 1: Introduction- understanding common behaviour problems in young children

    Chapter 2. Building a positive relationship: letting children know that they are important to you

    Chapter 3: Encouraging your children’s positive behaviour

    Chapter 4: How to get better at giving instructions

    Chapter 5: Ignoring problem behaviour

    Chapter 6: Managing difficult behaviours

    Chapter 7: Teaching new behaviour to our children

    Chapter 8: Developing Children’s Language

    Chapter 9: Summing it all up

    Chapter 10: Typical problems experienced by real families: Positive parenting in action

    10.1 A bedtime problem

    10.2 A morning problem

    10.3 A shopping problem

    10.4 A toileting problem

    10.5 An eating problem

    10.6 Avoidance and anxiety problems

    Other useful books and information sources for parents


    Professor Judy Hutchings was an NHS Clinical Child Psychologist for 37 years, and since 1988 has also worked as a researcher at Bangor University, where she set up the Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention. She introduced parenting programmes into treatment and preventive services and undertook research trials on services for children with behavioural problems, including developing the EPaS (Enhancing Parenting Skills) programme. In 2011, she was awarded an OBE for her work with children and families.