Ron Parker spent over thirty years working with children of all ages in a variety of settings including boarding schools and children’s homes.
He does not hold a degree in psychology or have letters after his name. He gained all his paper qualifications while doing the job. For those who think paper qualifications are required, the author does hold a certificate of qualification in social work but does not draw on this for the purposes of this book.
The qualification he does have to write the book is experience. He has worked with difficult, maladjusted, those with learning difficulties, as well as so called ‘normal’ children.
In this book, he attempts to pass on that experience to parents in a clear and straightforward manner without the jargon of psychology.
This book does not have all the answers. No book ever yet written on childcare does. However, the author hopes you will find some guidance in these pages.
The book is in an alphabetical format to make it easy to look up a particular problem, but you can either use it as a reference book in this way, or read it cover to cover. It’s your choice.