Faye Carlisle is a psychology teacher with over 10 years’ experience. She has worked at four different schools in the UK, both in the independent and state sector. She is also a mother with practical experience of parenting.
When she became a mother, she felt that many parenting books offered conflicting advice. At one extreme there are attachment parenting books, which suggest that parents should carry their baby around at all times and co-sleep. At the other extreme, there are books telling parents to get their baby into a routine straight away.
Her psychology background led her to look at the academic research on parenting and to write a book based on evidence rather than opinion. She aims to empower parents to make their own decisions armed with some understanding of the research on parenting issues.
Psychology for parents: Birth to teens is a comprehensive reference guide. It presents psychological research on parenting children from birth to teens. It aims to bridge the gap between child psychology textbooks and traditional parenting books. Topics covered include attachment, discipline, mindfulness, giftedness, language development and special needs.