Author(s): Sallie Hammond; Steve Biddulph (Foreword by)
Families: Mine, Yours, Ours is a companion to the Families Course. It is packed with personal stories,as the author describes experiences throughout her life and her decades of living with and working with families.The material from the Families Course is woven through these stories, which make an engaging and educational read.Readers will pick up tips and advice on building strong, loving and healthy family relationships. The book will not only be of interest to parents, but to grandparents, carers, teachers and leaders, in fact anyone who is interested in improving their family life.
“Sallie Hammond brings a gentle tenderness to her work which is perfect for a parent educator. She also has wide experience working with mums and dads who have multiple issues, including lack of education, poverty, and violence in their own childhoods. And so everything she writes has passed through that filter – will it work? will it make immediate sense to people who are often drowning in the day to day struggle, and have trouble thinking first and acting second? Will it make things better for children who live on the edge? ( It goes without saying that these ideas apply to all parents, and all children some of the time. Nobody goes through parenthood without getting lost and discouraged, and desperately needing help to see a better way.) The result is an extraordinarily comprehensive coverage of the information that is critical to a family working well. It’s one thing to write “Seven essentials for a happy childhood” full of platitudes about listening and boundaries or “good communication”. It’s something entirely different to help people get the concrete skills and methods to actually do that. That’s where Sallie Hammond’s focus lies. Parent education has taken a big step forward with this comprehensive book.” – Steve Biddulph