As a parenting support book this is in a class of its own in terms of the accessible wisdom and pragmatic help it provides. It is perhaps the most helpful book for parents of children of any age. Written by a great communicator, it will have massive impact
Kate has devoted much of her emotional as well as her academic mind to develop her approach to being a nurturing and loving parent. This book reflects Kate's genuine passion about children's mental well-being
Kate writes with humour and compassion, and without judgement, turning a potentially daunting subject into a personal one
This book is absolutely brilliant! I love that it is about parenting a healthy brain. It's wonderfully written, nicely laid out and with lots of practical advice and structure for parents to follow. It contains advice in there that even I would find useful to help my families in my practice with. It's everything you wish you'd known at beginning of being a parent and all the stuff we are just starting learn about brain development and the modern world. It is much needed and will be so helpful to parents everywhere
In her incredibly creative exploration of the science of children's brain development, Kate Silverton has found a way to do what scientists themselves have often struggled to do: communicate that science to parents. Once you see the world through Kate's eyes - or more precisely, through the eyes of her lizard, baboon and wise owl - it will never look the same again. The personal stories she shares are the kind that other parents will find themselves remembering in moments of frustration, elation and helpless confusion. This is a book that will boost confidence and compassion. This is a book that will change lives.