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Temper tantrums, tears, fights and fears, sibling squabbles and angry outbursts – all typical behaviour that parents will likely encounter – and often be exasperated by – in their children’s first five years. The interactions you have in these moments can leave both you and your child even more distressed and dissatisfied with the way the situation has played out.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

In There’s No Such Thing As ‘Naughty’, Kate Silverton details a groundbreaking new approach to parenting under-fives that will make life easier and much more fun for the whole family. Her simple and unique strategies for managing what is traditionally seen as ‘naughty’ behaviour will give you the tools to manage those tricky everyday moments with ease, as well as transforming your relationship with your child now and in the future.

So what’s the secret? At the heart of the book is a simple and revelatory way to understand the way a child’s developing brain works and how it shapes their behaviour. Rooted in the very latest science, this new concept will redefine how you see and raise your children, with a new understanding that for the under-fives, there can be no such thing as ‘naughty’ in the traditional sense. Easy-to-follow techniques and scripts will equip you to react to your child’s behaviour in the caring, considerate and empathetic way that is the key to futureproofing their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

This engaging, fun and warm parenting guide puts children at the heart of every page and demystifies the challenges of parenting under-fives for readers of any background or circumstance. There’s No Such Thing as Naughty will hold the hand of any parent who feels they have lost their way, or any parent who is just starting out.