Raising Children -The Primary Years by Liat Hughes Joshi


*Comp now closed: Well done to Lorna our winner!*

Raising Children

Being  a parent of primary school children means facing lots of issues you may not have even considered. Playground stuff, sleepovers, homework, activities out of school. It can be scary..a minefield even I know I thought the confusing baby years were done and I’d be fine only to find the school years are equally befuddling!

This wonderfully comprehensive book looks at these primary years and all the issues they raise besed on expert knowledege reaserch and real life. I found it very useful.

It shores you up with  knowledge, tips, tricks and advice that will help you both through even the most challenging times.  Even homework and bullying advice is on hand. Here are someother areas it addresses

·        horrid habits and bad behaviour

·        bedtime battles and sleepovers

·        homework and ‘how many hobbies’

·        food fads and mealtime misbehaviour

·        screen time and safety

·        pocket money, presents and parties

·        telling lies and dealing with fears

·        growing up and going out

I found this a very readable and very useful book to suuport parenting a 4-11 year old.


I have one copy of this fab book Raising Children to give away. To enter the competition please tell me your trickiest area in parenting. Just one entry per sprerson please and follow this blog for an extra entry and let me know you have . Competition ends Feb 18th winner picked at random.

Good Luck!

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  1. February 15, 2011 / 12:27 pm

    This post got picked up on my google alerts as I run a website for Primary School parents! Thanks for the info, it had passed me by!

  2. carole maciver
    February 15, 2011 / 3:20 pm

    safety in this day and age

  3. Laura Pritchard
    February 15, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    My trickiest area is balancing spontaneity & fun with discipline & routine.

  4. Laura Pritchard
    February 15, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    Following your blog.

  5. Laura Farnworth
    February 15, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    My trickiest area is keeping my son entertained and thinking of activities for him as he will always default to ‘computer or tv please mum’.
    This book looks like it might help me there with the screen time and safety chapter and the how many hobbies? chapter!

  6. claire woods
    February 15, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    I find it hard when son (5) is at school but comes home copying the other children’s behaviour/expressions/sayings and not always good things either.

  7. anita kiff
    February 16, 2011 / 6:55 am

    trickiest area – discipline, especially with twins! you have to be consistent……

  8. Kieran Walsh
    February 16, 2011 / 9:08 am

    Iagree safety, you need fredom for your child to devolope, but temper that with modern day safety

  9. Hayley Todd
    February 16, 2011 / 10:24 am

    I find the trickiest part of my older children is trying to instill safety and stranger danger into them, including how to be safe over the internet – it’s a constant worry to us and we just have to hope that by keeping them aware and instilling in them how dangerous the world can be, (but without frightening them to death!!) they will be safe and sensible.
    With my youngest children there are many tricky aspects, especially, as the others have mentioned, the bad habits they pick up from fellow peers in school!

  10. Rach
    February 16, 2011 / 11:12 am

    Limiting screentime. And encouraging them to see themselves and their siblings as a team, not in competition.

  11. February 16, 2011 / 11:46 am

    im finding it very tricky at the moment in that my 8 year old son is being bullied by an 11 year old boy at school he doesnt want me to say anything to anyone at school so im a bit unsure how to deal with it. i like the look of this book as im sure it has lots of good advice in it.

  12. Anna
    February 16, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    We try to have fun with food, so my baby Emma eats her 5 day!

  13. February 16, 2011 / 11:08 pm

    sibling rivalry,always felt pulled between all 3

  14. John Mcgovern
    February 17, 2011 / 3:38 am

    Homework with a daughter who hates maths.

  15. Maya Russell
    February 17, 2011 / 6:10 am

    Trickiest area of parenting for me is how to get them dressed for school, in time, without shouting “get dressed!” a hundred times!

  16. Marie
    February 17, 2011 / 10:51 am

    The trickiest thing at this stage is dealing with outside influences. At 5 years my son is picking up behaviours from other children at school which quite challenging

  17. jimmy paton
    February 17, 2011 / 4:32 pm

    has to de safety

  18. Rachel Titley
    February 17, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    The trickiest part for me is agreeing with my daughter’s daddy about things like what age should she have a mobile phone, get her ears pierced, hair dyed etc. She is only 7 so I have managed to stand my ground on these for now but it is tricky! My twitter is @racheletitley

  19. Andrew Cakebread
    February 17, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    Possibly trying to explain a lot of ills and sad parts of life and the world without being too gloomy!

  20. February 18, 2011 / 12:10 am

    Most difficult area I find is encouraging them to be well mannered but regrettably often their peers at school aren’t and they come home with certain mannerisms which I don’t agree with.

  21. February 18, 2011 / 12:14 am

    Sorry should have mentioned in above post, I can’t see where to follow blog 🙁

  22. Adrian Clarke
    February 18, 2011 / 1:33 pm

    Saying No!

  23. Jennie thompson
    February 18, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    Im really struggling with my baby at the moment when ever it is just me and her at home she crys everytime i leave the room, even if i am just 2 seconds! Im not sure why she gets so upset or how i can help her through it.

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