‘What do I do now?’
This is the cry of new parents at home from hospital with their child, alone for the first time and daunted by the responsibility, by the tasks never before performed and by the fear of not getting it right.
It is the feeling that the parent who cannot work out why her screaming colicky 8-week-old just will not be settled.
It is the cry of the mother of a 7-month-old child, crying at night and calling her hourly.
It is the expression on the face of the father unable to stop the 2-year-old temper tantrum in the supermarket, no matter what he tries to do.
‘What do I do now?’ is the parent’s plea, and the book addresses the stress and struggle of parenting. It is a cry to get help – to take much of the stress out of parenting. This book is the answer to that cry.
About the author: Leon Levitt is an experienced GP obstetrician who for many years has been professionally changing nappies, cuddling babies, settling young children and soothing 2-year-olds’ temper tantrums. In What Do I Do Now?, he discusses common parental anxieties and the overriding principles he uses in his medical practice to guide parents, and demonstrates them with instances of real-life experiences from his patients.