About The Author

DR ANDREW WAKE (MBBS, FRANZCP, Mast Psych, Cert Child Psych)

Dr Andrew Wakeis a child and adolescent psychiatrist in both public and private practice. He has worked in a range of settings including urban settings, rural townships and remote Aboriginal communities.

He has lectured at Melbourne and Monash University, presented at national and international conferences doing key note talks and workshops, and undertaken numerous speaking engagements at schools (kinder, primary and secondary), child protection units, professional groups, and parent groups on various topics including parenting, understanding and managing strong emotions and tricky relationships, child development, adolescent sexuality, and the effects of childhood trauma.

His YouTube channel (link below) has a number of videos that further explore the ideas you will find in his book (the good enough parent playlist), as well as a number of ideas about healthy relationships in general (the good enough friend playlist).

With his educator colleague Amanda Baker they run seminars for teacher groups on respectful relationships, and understanding and managing strong emotions and tricky relationships in the classroom.  They are currently writing a book aimed at teachers.

He lives in Melbourne with his wife and three children. This is his first book.