Don't Treat Me Like a Child

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"Don't Treat Me Like a Child"
Single by Helen Shapiro
B-side "When I'm With You"
Released 10 February 1961 (1961-02-10) (UK)
Format 7"
Recorded 1961
Genre Pop music
Label Columbia (EMI)
Writer(s) John Schroeder, Mike Hawker
Helen Shapiro singles chronology
"Don't Treat Me Like a Child"
"You Don't Know"

"Don't Treat Me Like a Child" is the 1961 debut single of then fourteen-year-old Helen Shapiro, and was written by John Schroeder and Mike Hawker.[1] The song was recorded at Abbey Road, with a nine piece band under the direction of Martin Slavin.[2]

After Helen's appearance on the ITV musical program Thank Your Lucky Stars, the record took off and reached a peak position of No. 3 in the UK charts, as well as being relatively well received in the rest of Europe.[2]

International chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
UK Singles Chart 3
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 1
Irish Singles Chart[4] 6


  1. ^ Leigh, Spencer (10 July 2014). "Mike Hawker: Songwriter who won an Ivor Novello for 'Walkin' Back To Happiness', and also wrote for Dusty Springfield - Obituary". The Independent. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Dowse, Tony (2011). The Ultimate Helen Shapiro. EMI Gold. 
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, August 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  4. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, August 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-23.