Top positive review
One person found this helpful
Literally changed my life for the better!
on 17 February 2016
I had all this author's books and think his methods are simple but really effective - they certainly made a positive impact on my family. I first bought and read Steve Bidduplh's books over 30 years ago when my boys were small and raised 3 wonderful sons using his positive direction. The first two books are also excellent and I'd really recommend anyone raising children to read them as they are easy to read, understand and implement. What's not to like? People used to compliment me on how well my boys behaved, they would remarks at how loving, kind and gentle they were and ask what my "secret" was... There was no "secret" just the wonderfully, warm, honest and effective common sense that these books give you - it's a simple as that.
By the way my eldest son was quite a handful before I came across these book when he was 6 years old. I struggled with knowing quite how to help him and he was wrongfully diagnosed with ADHD and Petit Mal seizures. The first 2 books written by Steve Biddulph literally changed my life overnight and from that time onwards my son's behaviour improved enormously as did my relationship with him. While the Health Visitor/GP and even a specialist had been quite useless in helping me to "reach" him these books did the job and did it spectacularly well. Years later (at 16 years old) he was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, which (now more than 30 years ago) was simply just not recognised then as it is today, but these books were all we needed... Today my son is a very highly paid and sought after IT consultant (AS people are often gifted in IT) and I'm so thankful that I was able to receive the direction he needed at the time he needed it.
I truly believe these books work for all children - my other 2 sons did not have AS and were also of quite different personalities to my eldest, yet they definitely benefited from these methods. This, I believe, shows that no matter what type of personality, ability or demands your child has, you can - and will - succeed if you follow these well tried and tested methods.
In fact I have just bought this copy of "Raising Boys" for my eldest son (now 32) and his wife who have a daughter and son of a year old. I've also given them my own copies of "Raising Happy Children" and its sequel. What better recommendation of a book can you ask for?