Aimed at parents of 9-16 year olds, this A-Z of questions and answers covers every conceivable dilemma - from what age you should give your child a mobile phone, to dealing with internet chat rooms.
When can your child legally get a job? When can they baby-sit the kid next door? Tackling the trickiest problems head on, Karen Sullivan explains when it is safe, appropriate, necessary or even normal for children to do certain things. As your children enter their teenage years and want more independence, the questions multiply.
You Want to Do What? offers reliable guidance and information instantly. Karen draws on developmental, advisory, legal and statistical information to set out the facts and offer a reasoned solution. Her informed, no-nonsense, common sense approach to parenting allows you to make decisions quickly and with confidence. And if you need to say 'no' to your teenager, You Want to Do What? gives you the best reasons to explain why.
About the Author:
Karen Sullivan is an author, journalist and childcare expert with regular columns in SecEd and Early Years Educator. She sits on the expert panel of several national newspapers and magazines, lectures on childcare and child-related issues, and appears regularly on radio and television. Books include: 'How to Say No and Mean it', 'Commonsense Healthcare for Children', 'Kids Under Pressure', 'How to Help Your Overweight Child', and 'Bullying: How to Spot it, How to Stop it', all of which have been widely translated. Her childcare practices (a violence-free system based on rewards for good behaviour and reasoned discussion), were the subject of a BBC1 documentary 'A Good Smack?' She lives in London with her three children, and part-time step-children.