Marion Stanton's book is an invaluable guide for all parents and guardians who are learning to care for a child with cerebral palsy. She highlights the positive experiences and emphasises the common parental wish to raise a bright, confident and happy child, whatever the obstacles. The book covers the early stages of cerebral palsy, choice of therapy and treatment, management of everyday life, education, informal support and social factors, legal rights and benefits, and planning for adulthood. There is also a fully updated and comprehensive reference section. With new research, changes in the benefits system and support networks, this will be a welcome and essential new edition.