From the Back Cover
Instinctive Parenting Is Easier Than You Think Childrearing is simple, satisfying, and above all, fun! Dont Panic! returns confidence to parents and assures them that parenting is not unduly complicated. Its not child development professionals, psychologists, or parenting specialists who know best how to bring up children, but the parents themselves. Their instincts are better than any expertise and their love far more powerful than any mercenary motivation.
Rather than a problematical skill understood by professionals, childrearing is an act of love best done by amateurs.
About the Author
Anne Atkins has written several novels, The Lost Child, On Our Own, and A Fine and Private Place, acclaimed for their sensitivity to a child's viewpoint on an adult world. She is well known for her controversial broadcasts, particularly Thought for the Day on Radio 4's flagship Today programme - and her commonsense advice as agony aunt for the Daily Telegraph, ITV's Sunday, and as parenting advisor for femail.co.us. She has five children, who are amazed at her temerity in writing a book about parenting but think they are good advertisement for it anyway.