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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 fifteen 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 continue 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 twenty 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
Difficult conversations (the ones that catch you off guard!)
Building independence, self-esteem and emotional resilience
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.