Local author's parenting book endorsed by MP

A LAKE Macquarie woman's parenting book has received a glowing endorsement from a federal MP.

Member for Shortland, Jill Hall, will commend the book to Parliament next week.

Karen Phillip describes her book Who Runs Your House - The Kids or You? as a "no-nonsense guide" for parents seeking simple advice that works.

And Ms Hall agrees.

"This really is an excellent book which offers good, sound, practical advice for parents," Ms Hall said.

"It's about taking control, and improving the parents' life, and the children's life, too.

"In fact, I liked it so much I gave a copy to my daughter Shayne to read."

Ms Hall said she would talk about the book in Parliament next week.

Ms Phillip currently runs Caves Beach Early Learning Centre, as well as a counselling clinic at Lake Munmorah.

"This book shares the knowledge I've gained over the last two decades as a family counsellor and registered family dispute resolution practitioner," Ms Phillip said.

More importantly, she is a mother of three.

There are some telltale signs that reveal when kids are running a home, she said.

"If your home is disruptive and your children are not listening to you, not doing as you ask or respecting your requests, then there is usually conflict within the home," Ms Phillip said.

"The use of rules, boundaries and language is imperative yet simple.

"I can assure parents if they follow the suggestions in my book they can, within days, have a calm, happy home."

PRACTICAL: Author Karen Phillip at her Caves Beach Early Learning Centre. There are telltale signs that indicate when kids are running the house. Picture: Phillip Hearne

PRACTICAL: Author Karen Phillip at her Caves Beach Early Learning Centre. There are telltale signs that indicate when kids are running the house. Picture: Phillip Hearne