The Unofficial Guide to Therapeutic Parenting for Childhood Aggression and Violence

A no-messing-about guide – grounded and earthy.Laughter and tears are both permitted and may well occur, as they lead you to a more hopeful place.

Helen Bonnick, consultant, speaker and trainer on child-to-parent violence and abuse.


Parenting children who show their distress through aggression and violence can be baffling, exhausting and isolating, for parent and child. In this guide, Carly and I take readers by the hand and through the biological and psychological roots of violence, in order that some sense can be made.

We present a range of practical strategies and approaches, to use in real life situations. Not everything will work for everyone, and some approaches will work on a Monday, but not on Tuesday. Therapeutic parenting is a science and an art, and our book sets out to capture both the layered complexity, as well as a reminder of the basics.

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