This book is a unique and valuable resource for parents and guardians who wish to give their children the best start in life, and is especially relevant today, when families are under so much societal pressure. The author has drawn on her years of experience facilitating parenting groups and working as a family therapist to present these techniques clearly, illustrated by a wealth of real-life examples. She explains how to help your child become confident, capable, caring, and able to reach their full potential. She gives parents and guardians simple skills for developing healthier relationships with their children of all ages. These include: acknowledging feelings, clear communication, descriptive praise, assertiveness, child-led play, describing behaviour instead of labelling the child, problem solving, and discipline strategies. She also has advice on how to manage parents'/guardians' own stress and ensure they are getting the self-care that they need.