This guide speaks in a supportive and non-judgemental tone to parents and other adults who work with children. Authors Dawson and Clarke show why providing children with structure and nurturing is so critical to the development of self-esteem. They also explore the ages and stages of development, ways to nurture ourselves and our children, and tools for personal and family growth. Examples are drawn from down-to-earth child-rearing challenges that any parent will recognise.
Jean Illsley Clarke recently authored two books, Connections: The Threads That Strengthen Families and Time-In: When Time-Out Doesn't Work, which received a Parent's Choice Award. She is a parent educator and a trainer of parent educators. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Development and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Human Services by Sierra University. She is a teaching and supervising member of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a Nationally Certified Family Life Educator. Last year she was named Distinguished Alumna of the Year by the College of Human Ecology at the University of Minnesota.