After countless attempts to sabotage his own education, Paul Dix
miraculously went on to train at Homerton College, Cambridge,
before going on to work as a teacher at some of Britain's most
challenging urban schools.
Over the next three decades, Paul would develop a unique approach to behaviour change - one rooted in the calm consistency of the adults. After outlining his method in the bestselling When the Adults Change, Everything Changes, it became a word-of-mouth phenomenon among teachers and has now been drawn upon in over 150,000 classrooms worldwide.
When, in 2002, Paul became a dad, he began to wonder whether his behaviour change method might just work for parents too. Now, for the first time, Paul introduces his findings to the most important audience of all- parents.
This book is an absolute game-changer. Paul manages to impart
practical wisdom about our behaviour as parents - and how small
changes have huge impacts - without ever sounding preachy. I
laughed, nodded, winced a few times and most importantly felt
inspired to make slow, incremental changes to how we do things in
our house. Warm, funny and extraordinarily helpful. A must-read for
anyone who looks after children.
*SARAH TURNER, aka The Unmumsy Mum*
In this fantastic book Paul empowers us parents to put our energy and focus where we can have the most influence: over our own behaviour. With wit and warmth, he teaches us the most miraculous thing - that when we change, our children change too. This is a book every parent needs to read.
*Zoe Blaskey, creator of Motherkind*
Many of us have children. Not enough of us truly parent. In this transformative book, Paul Dix offers a simple method to revolutionise the culture in your home - one that will change your children's behaviour and yours. He gets it: the most important part of high performance is high-performance parenting, and this book shows you how to get there.
*Jake Humphrey, author of High Performance*
A highly practical, down-to-earth, well-reasoned book. It would enrich the parenting of anyone.
*Barry Carpenter OBE, Professor of Mental Health in Education, Oxford Brookes University*
Paul Dix has an approach that I love: he understands that when you see a child differently, you see a different child. For years he has been passionate about supporting teachers and children in the classroom, and in this brilliant book he shares his valuable insights to support families too.
*KATE SILVERTON, author of No Such Thing as 'Naughty'*