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Encouraging better behaviour: a practical guide to positive parenting

Our practical guide helps parents to understand why children sometimes misbehave and explains how they can develop good relationships with their children through positive parenting.

No two children are the same, but positive discipline rather than harsh, punitive treatment works well with every child, whether they’re toddlers or teens - and regardless of their temperament, background, culture or tradition.  Smacking may temporarily reduce stress and anger for the parent, but ultimately never improves the child’s behaviour.

This booklet is packed with positive discipline tips relevant to babies, toddlers, young children and teenagers, so it will also be a useful resource for any service or professional offering parenting advice to those caring for children of all ages.

Download a copy (below) or order your free printed copy by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing help@nspcc.org.uk. For multiple copies buy from NSPCC publications.

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