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Happy Kids: The Secrets to Raising Well-Behaved, Contented Children

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A fresh and practical guide to successfully managing children’s behaviour – from babies to young adults.Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during this time fostering more than 50 children, as well as bringing up three of own. Many of these children have had severe behavioural difficulties and have come to Cathy as a last resort, when their parents or ca ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 13th 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2010)
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Nicky
Aug 23, 2010 Nicky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was full of simply, easy to follow advice on helping your kids behave, without resorting to smacking or harsh punishment. Cathy Glass is a longterm foster carer with years of experience in managing the behaviours of abused and neglected children.

The one thing I didn't like was that once or twice Cathy's opinions made me a little twitchy, such as not sharing personal details with children eg. your age. Occasionally, her gramma was a little hard to follow as well and there were a number
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✟ℜoxanne✟(Death by ßook Avalanche)
I'm currently pregnant with my first child and so I have no experience with children yet, because of this I thought this book may help. I just can't put my finger on why in some areas this book just wound me up. It took me quite a while to get through as reading it felt very heavy...like being a parent is a massive chore and you'll have nothing but problems. Perhaps this was a bit too one sided for me, however, there are some great pointers in here so it wasn't a complete waste of time. I'll be ...more
Jules
Aug 05, 2012 Jules rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book really informative...I read the whole book with the exception of the chapter on Stepchildren. I found the book was full of simply, easy to follow advice and strategies without resorting to harsh punishment. I don`t agree with punishing children and would rather follow gentle discipline. ...more
Sam Andrews
this isn't actually a true story its a book cathy wrote for tips on fostering, so didn't read it all only the first couple of chapters
Naomi
Jul 13, 2012 Naomi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Currently reading and so far so good :)
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Cathy Glass is a bestselling British author, freelance writer and foster carer.
Her work is strongly identified with both the True Life Stories and Inspirational Memoirs genres, and she has also written a parenting guide to bringing up children, Happy Kids, and a novel, The Girl in the Mirror, based on a true story.
Glass has worked as a foster career for more than 20 years, during which time she ha
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