The Midwest Book Review
a fine guide packing in useful information for parents who are considering or already involved with professional help for their child. Any library catering to parents or professionals needs this.
CAFCASS, FA Watson Research Assistant
It is also the kind of book I would recommend to the concerned but overwhelmed parent as it would help him make some informed decisions,
Children and Young People Now
From an aggressive toddler to a self-harming teenager,the author gives clear information about what might be happening, strategies to address the problem and good case studies. It answers questions such as "How do I know if my child's behaviour and emotions are serious problems?", and "How do I tell whether medication is helping?" . It explains normal development and why certain phases can be tricky for many children. It also has a comprehensive list of symptoms, and chapters on medication, psychotherapy and alternative therapies, test and different professionals. Most postive is the author's obvious warmth, empathy and understanding, his acknowledgment of how hard parents find it when their children have difficulties'.
Professional Social Work
This book is well informed and has been produced by an experienced professional who offers information on just about every emotional or behavioural issue you could think of, with suggested strategies on how to manage each topic.