Why cant you take water onto planes? Why should I spend an hour on my homework when Ive been at school all day? When can I go out to the shops on my own? Faced with tricky questions from their children, many parents today are increasingly confused and dont know where to turn for advice. Schools are under growing pressure to provide support, information and reassurance on a wide range of subjects from tidiness and pet care to poverty and national disasters.
In How to Talk to Your Child Penny Oates, herself a head teacher, explains how best to communicate with children up to the age of 11, providing practical, easy to use, non-judgmental guidance.
Issues covered include:
Beliefs, rights and respect for others
Dealing with emotions, including fears
Family issues and relationships, including disability
Milestones such as birthdays, moving house, starting school
Behaviour, for example telling the truth, stealing
Health, safety and hygiene