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A mindful and practical parenting roadmap for busy, time-poor parents. Based on a simple and effective formula, it will transform family life in just 15 minutes of daily play, resulting in less tears and more laughter. 

Middle childhood, the period for those aged 8–12 years old, is often the most overlooked phase of a child’s development, but it’s the age where play continues to serve an important role in their emotional growth. It’s also an age where we are most likely to stop playing with our children. 

With over 20 years of clinical expertise and neuroscientific research, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune shares her proven techniques that will enable you to better understand your relationship with your children as they grow and ensure that your parenting is developing with them.  

Packed with 15-minute games and activities that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine, Joanna also explores the neurological, physical, and emotional development of 8-12 year olds and offers parents hands-on advice on how to deal with: 

  • Friendships and bullying 
  • Sibling relationships 
  • Difficult conversations (the ones that catch you off guard!) 
  • Risk-taking behaviour 
  • Building independence, self-esteem, and emotional resilience 
  • Resistance 

15-Minute Parenting 8-12 Years will show you how to keep play alive with your child, foster great communication, and help to secure strong foundations for adolescence.

©2020 Joanna Fortune (P)2020 Hachette UK - Thread

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  • 17-02-2021

Lots of good insight and ideas

There are lots of good ideas for games to play with your children to establish and deepen a connection. Some good anecdotes and insights.

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