Number 1 bestselling author, Cathy Glass, shares her experience and expertise gained across 25 years as a foster carer in this brilliantly practical self-help guide for adults.
The long-awaited sequel to her much-loved parenting guide, that fans of Happy Kids have been clamouring for.
Cathy Glass reveals the secrets of happiness and contentment in adulthood by combining common-sense psychology with tried-and-tested strategies and case studies, always from her own unique and insightful perspective. With practical guidance on how to develop your own optimistic personal philosophy, tips on when to listen to intuition, and attitude and lifestyle suggestions, Happy Adults is the essential manual for getting the best out of life.
The recipient of thousands of letters and emails from readers touched by her inspirational memoirs whose own life stories resonate with those of the children in her care, Cathy has identified the key traits in happy readers that have buoyed them up during harrowing childhoods, through to functional and successful adulthood.
Compiling these valuable lessons on outlook and behaviour, for instance, how to dispel negativity and unproductive anger and embrace empowerment, and the importance of trust in oneself, Cathy has produced a single invaluable handbook for adults seeking fundamental life guidance or useful effective approaches for a lifetime of hope and fulfilment.
Reviews for Happy Kids
… a discipline technique that can tame out-of-control children in under a week. Cathy Glass, a mum of three, is promoting a non-violent three-step approach known as the "Three Rs" – request, repeat and reassure. She has revealed the technique for the first time in a new handbook, Happy Kids.
BBC Radio Gloucestershire
… help transform your little monsters into little angels. Parenting expert Cathy Glass reveals simple but effective techniques that are a must-have for parents and grandparents!
Full House Magazine
I loved her no-nonsense, down to earth approach, I could hear her voice from her fostering books. I would certainly recommend this book even if your children are teenagers and young adults. What she says makes so much sense. "
Drawing on personal experience, Glass covers a host of problems, including sibling rivalry, special needs and changing behaviour.
Happy Kids is a compendium of common sense advice on how to bring up children to be well-behaved and happy using Cathy Glass 3 Rs technique. The author has written in a clear style with wit and humour.
I now apply the 3R's to my own children and children I care for and can honestly verify that Cathy's 3R technique does work whatever the child's age or behaviour problem. I am sure it will work for you too!
L. Slater amazon.co.uk
About the author
Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.