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Saying No: Why It’s Important for You and Your Child

Asha Phillips

Saying No is an honest, personal guide for parents by child psychotherapist and mother, Asha Phillips, advocating the power of ‘no’ and parenting with love, limits and boundaries. Now with a new introduction.

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Asha Phillips writes as both a child psychotherapist and a mother, using case studies as well as informal anecdotes from family and friends as illustrations. She strips away the negative associations surrounding the word ‘no’ and celebrates change and setting limits as essential ingredients in development. In a new introduction, Asha Phillips explains why the idea of limits and boundaries have become ever more pertinent since the book was first published. Now with a new chapter on illness in the family, Saying No can continue to build confidence and self-esteem in both children and parents.


Asha Phillips is a child psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Clinic. She has worked for Education and Social Services and in a Hospital Paediatric department and Special Care Baby Unit. At present she works privately, seeing children, families and couples. She regularly teaches and lectures at home and abroad. She is also a Mindfulness teacher. She has two daughters and…

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