Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs there is - it can be both challenging and rewarding. Bringing up a family is an experience which brings both enjoyment and stress and many families experience some difficulties from time to time.
When additional pressures come along, these can make a hard job nearly impossible. At these times it may be hard to think about what help or information you might need. It is often the way difficulties are handled that can make a difference to your children, both now and in the future.
There is no such thing as the perfect parent. However, there are some things that can make it a less stressful and more rewarding experience. The purpose of this handbook is to highlight some of these.
It is hoped this handbook can offer some ideas and information to help you find your way through what can be a maze of issues and advice. It gives contacts and further information you can follow up when you are deciding how to deal with your worries and difficulties.
Open or download a copy of the Parenting Handbook and use the bookmarks to find your way around. There are web links throughout the document that you may find useful.