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Parenting trends come and go. Gentle parenting is different - it isn't a label for a precise set of rules but a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child while being mindful of current science and child psychology. It means parenting with empathy, respect, understanding - and boundaries. 

In The Gentle Parenting Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of what-to-expect information and gentle-parenting solutions to the most common challenges faced by parents with young children. Sarah addresses a wide variety of topics, including coping with a crying baby, introducing solid foods and creating healthy eating habits, potty training, starting nursery and school, sibling rivalry, tantrums, whining and sulking, aggressive behaviour and much more. 

And for those parents who have previously used a more authoritarian style of parenting, there's plenty of advice - and reassurance - on making the transition to a gentler approach. For many, gentle parenting comes as a relief because it chimes with their deepest instincts about the best way to raise their children.

©2019 Sarah Ockwell-Smith (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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  • Nikki
  • 08-10-2020

Wonderful read! will reference back to this book!

two words.. READ IT! absolutely amazing! I wish everyone wanted to parent gently. This book is very well done. Thank you!

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  • Tessa L.
  • 16-01-2020

Fantastic, amazing, life changing

This book is amazing and probably the most important book I will ever read / listen to. if you live your children read it, you wont regret it.

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  • A Gamil
  • 19-11-2020

A beautiful book. Should be required reading.

I can't praise this book enough! It's just beautiful through and through. It speaks to the instincts about parenting I had deep inside. That society truly expects too much from children and we should be more patient with our children and show them the kind of love and respect we believe we deserve as adults. My only regret: Not knowing about this book and getting it sooner. The narrator does a good job of narrating the book. The information is delivered clearly and at the right pace.

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