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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘As a parenting support book this is in a class of its own . . . It is perhaps the most helpful book for parents of children of any age’ Professor Peter Fonagy, CEO Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families

‘This is a book that will change lives’ Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Infant Psychologist

‘This book is absolutely brilliant! I love that it is about parenting a healthy brain’ Dr Guddi Singh, Paediatrician and Health Campaigner

Want to know the secret to tackling tantrums and tears, stopping squabbles in seconds AND lay the foundations for your child’s good mental health in the process?

In There’s No Such Thing As ‘Naughty’, mum to two young children, journalist and children’s mental health advocate Kate Silverton shares her groundbreaking new approach to parenting under-fives that helps to make family life so much easier and and certainly a lot more fun!

Kate’s unique strategies, easy-to-follow scripts and simple techniques will enable you to manage those tricky everyday challenges with ease – and help you to enjoy the strongest bond possible with your child, both now and in the years ahead.

Endorsed by leading figures in the field of children’s mental health, at the heart of the book is a simple and revelatory way to understand how your child’s brain develops and how it influences their behaviour.

Rooted in the latest science – explained really simply – this engaging, accessible and warm parenting guide will redefine how you see and raise your children, with a new understanding that for under-fives, there can be no such thing as ‘naughty’.

Reviews

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
Professor Peter Fonagy, CEO Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families
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
Dame Benny Refson DBE President Place2Be
Kate writes with humour and compassion, and without judgement, turning a potentially daunting subject into a personal one
Susan Cooke, Head of Research and Evidence, NSPCC
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
Dr Guddi Singh, Paediatric Registrar, Guy's and St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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.
Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Infant Psychologist