DOC­TOR SHARES PAR­ENT­ING TIPS

Melville Times - - Lifestyle -

AP­PLE­CROSS res­i­dent Elizabeth Green was be­ing asked for so much par­ent­ing ad­vice, she knew it was time to write a book.

The re­sult was Par­ent­ing is For­ever: A pae­di­a­tri­cian’s tips for par­ents, teach­ers and car­ers.

Dr Green said in the book she shares her knowl­edge of chil­dren and their phys­i­cal, so­cial, emo­tional and aca­demic devel­op­ment. She said it re­flected the on­go­ing con­ver­sa­tions of a pae­di­a­tri­cian with those who cared for chil­dren, and was in­flu­enced by her own ex­pe­ri­ence as a par­ent and from help­ing thou­sands of fam­i­lies over a 25-year ca­reer.

“I was be­ing asked a lot of ques­tions and I thought it is time to write a book,” she said.

Dr Green said she wrote it from the per­spec­tive of some­one ex­pe­ri­enced in child­hood devel­op­ment but not from some­one who was a par­ent­ing ex­pert.

“It’s writ­ten with the re­as­sur­ance you don’t have to be the per­fect par­ent,” she said.

For in­for­ma­tion visit www.uwap.uwa.edu.au. Dr Elizabeth Green has writ­ten a new book on par­ent­ing.

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