Parenting is one of the most joyous jobs in the world but is definitely not for the faint hearted. Tears, tantrums, adolescent anxiety and potty training are but a few slices from life's rich cake of parenting - so why not feast on The A to Z of Parenting, an essential guide to being a successful parent. Nourish your parenting skills with this invaluable pocket-sized easy to digest, guide to happy parenting.The recipes include emotions, the critical areas of communication and relationships. Also included are the ingredients for effective listening skills, praising and quality time which are outlined in clear and simple practical 'What to do' terms.Karlene Rickard has a background in education and community work. She began her career as a teacher and then went into community work and counselling. She has over fifteen years of expertise as a parent facilitator, trainer and counsellor with international experience.In 2000 Karlene was awarded a Millennium Award by a pre school alliance. This has laid the foundation for Empowerment for Parents. The quality of the programme has been recognised by eminent individuals including Baroness Howells who wrote the foreword and nation bodies such as Dfes. The programme has been piloted both nationally and internationally and currently being delivered in the United Kingdom.Underpinning The A to Z of Parenting is a common set of principles identified by the Every Child Matters agenda.