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'A must-read for any parent who feels stressed out and living in an environment often rife with tension and anxiety.' Evening Standard
An essential 10-step plan for a stress-free family life.
We all know that raising happy, confident and resilient children can be a tough job in this fast-paced world – and there’s never any shortage of well-meaning advice on how to be a better parent. So, if you’re anxious and struggling to cope with the pressures of school and family life – or if you worry that you’re not doing enough to support your child through their problems – give yourself a break: this book really can help you.
Clinical psychologist Dr Genevieve von Lob draws on her extensive experience working with hundreds of families to provide a simple 10-step plan for a stress-free family life. As she helps you to tackle the dilemmas every parent faces and defuse tension and anxiety in the home, Genevieve also aims to bring a sense of confidence, calm and balance both to you and your child.
This is a practical, down-to-earth guide – and essential reading for every parent.
"A wonderful book"
"I absolutely loved this book. The author really ‘gets’ the challenges of modern parenting and through her extensive contact with parents and hearing first-hand about their experiences, for the first time I really felt understood. I am going to treasure this book and keep it by my side, so I can dip into it any time I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed. It makes you feel like you suddenly have a wise friend helping you along this difficult parenting journey, full of useful, practical tips. This book is about the power of mindfulness and self-awareness, and it’s so much more than that; it shows you how to develop a deeper connection with yourself and your child – and leads you both on the path to resilience."
"The messages and learnings inside are helpful for any parent who feels held back by feelings of inadequacy, stress and anxiety… there were sections which resonated with me immediately, and I can’t believe they won’t also with a great number of mums and dads out there, who find themselves struggling a little bit. [This] step-by-step guide navigates the demands of being a parent alongside the demands you put on yourself – and those of others – and coming out of it feeling like you’re on top, instead of always fighting a rearguard action."
"This is a must-read for any parent who feels stressed out and living in an environment often rife with tension and anxiety."
"A wonderful book!"