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Dr Tanya Byron - anyone got her book Your Child ...Your Way? Is it any good?

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ellipsis Wed 04-Nov-09 20:27:59

I've just listened to the Radio 3 lecture she gave the other day and like what she has to say about most things. I'd like to read something a bit more in depth by her but most of her books seem to be tie-ins to her TV series or ones that she's lent her name to but she didn't actually write.

Your Child ... Your Way seems to be the closest to what I'm after, but I'm not sure if it's written for parents who are struggling with toddlers/older children and particular issues. I only have 1 year old DD so I don't have anything specific I want help on, would prefer a general overview iyswim.

tadjennyp Wed 04-Nov-09 20:46:33

Can you link to this radio 3 lecture please as I can't find it on the BBC website? Thanks

ellipsis Wed 04-Nov-09 20:51:03

link I only found it in the first place from a link on here

ilikemrclooney Wed 04-Nov-09 21:24:52

I recently got it out of the library and really liked it. I am a bit of a Tanya Byron fan and always found her very normal and warm in her aproach on the tv. What i liked about it perticually was that it helped me to get my head round why some of the things that i was doing to try and sort out my three year sons difficult behvaiour weren't working at all. It explains a bit about why some of the popular stratagies for behaviour managment don't always work for every child or every parent and that the assumption that they do 'fix all children' or all naughtiness sets us all, parents and kids up to fail. I think its a good one to read before your child reaches the naughty years.

tadjennyp Wed 04-Nov-09 22:16:03

Thanks ellipsis, will enjoy that throughout naptime!

ellipsis Thu 05-Nov-09 08:41:17

Thanks ilike, I think I'll see if I can find it at the library. I've generally tried to avoid parenting manuals but Tanya Byron always seems to have sensible things to say.

Hope you find the lecture interesting tadjennyp.

tadjennyp Thu 05-Nov-09 17:38:45

It was great thanks ellipsis. Might try listening to the David Miliband lecture to see what he has to say for himself, now I've bookmarked the Radio 3 Free Thinking page! Or I may have to do some washing and download it!

Tanya is always good though and sounds like she is speaking with everyone in mind, not just clinicians.

pointydogg Thu 05-Nov-09 17:52:08

she looks like such a mnetter, I always think

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