- Author: David Coleman
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
- Published: 03 September 2012
- ISBN: 9781444725995
Every parent's goal is to raise happy, healthy children who can thrive and flourish whatever the challenges faced along the way. In The Thriving Family, leading psychologist David Coleman shares his unique vision to show us how. Outlining his core principles of 'kind but firm' parenting, he reveals how powerful tools such as empathy, positive reinforcement and setting successful boundaries can lead to a loving, supportive and calm home environment that allows every member to thrive. Drawing from his vast experience working with families, he looks at new ways to approach common issues, including adapting to parenthood; dealing with bullying, drugs and alcohol; creating healthy social networks online and in real life; dealing with separation and loss; enhancing sibling harmony and reducing rivalry; thriving when your children move on. Whatever the situation or challenge, The Thriving Family empowers parents to create the best future for their children, and encourages children to step into it with joy and confidence.
A practicing clinical psychologist, David Coleman has become best known in Ireland as the presenter of numerous hit TV series on RTE, including '21st Century Child', 'Families in Trouble', and 'Families in the Wild'. David also contributes regularly to the Tubridy radio show on 2FM, writes a weekly column for the Irish Independent and has authored two books.