Being a parent is something you can never be quite prepared for. There are no set rules and certainly no instruction manuals. Steve Chalke draws from his own experience as a father to produce this down-to-earth guide. It explains how not to be the perfect parent and enjoy it, how to let your child know you love them and how to give your child confidence. It discusses educational issues such as getting the most from your child's education and how and when to tell your child the facts of life, moving on to helping your child grow up and learning to let go.