15-Minute Parenting 0-7 Years

Author: Joanna Fortune

Publisher: Thread Books

ISBN:

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Page: 212

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Parenting is for life - 7 days a week, 24 hours a day - and while it is one of the most rewarding experiences life can offer, it can also be frustrating when faced with challenging behaviour. But what if just 15 minutes of mindful playtime each day in you and your child's routine could change all that? Play is the language of children. It is how they communicate. By rediscovering the joy of play as an adult, you can access a whole new way to understand and respond to your child's needs. Created with busy parents in mind, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple but effective method to build quality playful time together at home, structured around 15-minute games that can be easily incorporated into your existing daily routine. From newborns to the age of seven, her techniques are underpinned by research, neuroscience and therapeutic theories and are designed to address common behavioural issues you will meet as your child grows, including: Anxiety Lashing out Whining Boredom Sibling rivalry Demands for independence 15-Minute Parenting 0-7 years contains everything your child needs to grow into a happy, confident and resilient adult.
Family & Relationships

15-Minute Parenting 8–12 Years

Author: Joanna Fortune

Publisher: Thread

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

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As featured in Grazia's 21 of the Best Parenting Books in 2020 ‘Joanna's books give you every answer to every question you have as a parent with practical methods to tackle every obstacle and connect with your child and help them flourish.’ Madeleine Shaw ‘When I tried Joanna’s approach during the first lockdown, I was both comforted and excited by how such a small change could have such a big impact.’ Dr. Suzanne McClean 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 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. 15-Minute Parenting 0-7 years: Quick and easy way to connect with your child, is also available now! Praise for the 15-Minute Parenting series: ‘Now that we have to be teachers and coaches as well as parents — and feel guilty and overburdened — it’s the perfect time for psychotherapist Joanna Fortune’s new book.’ Sunday Independent ‘In an “Age of Anxiety” for parents, Joanna was able to dispense reassuring advice and practical tips from her 15 Minute Parenting Model for time-pressed parents who want the very best for their children’s development and well-being.’ Marena Duffy, Chairperson of Cuidiu (the National Parent to Parent Voluntary support network) Dublin North West ‘Absolutely love this! I’ve read multiple parenting books as a daddy blogger and this is BY FAR one of my favorites!’ Amazon Reviewer ‘A must read for all parents! Absolutely loving this book. Joanna has a no frills, relaxed attitude towards parenting & brings fun into it. She made me realise that we don't need to question ourselves as much as we do.’ Amazon Reviewer ‘All of my friends love this. It’s expert advice but… accessible and smart and actually kind of fun. All the exercises are easily implemented and kids respond to them immediately… this book is well broken down so that whatever crisis you’re dealing with today you can check the chapter outline and jump straight to the few pages (and solutions) about that issue…’ Amazon Reviewer ‘Simple and effective reading. Totally love this book… Fabulous chapter on relationships covering how to stay connected to your partner which I feel gets left out from other books I’ve read… my friend already has her hands on it so I will definitely be passing on.’ Amazon Reviewer ‘A well thought out and written book to nudge you and guide you to better parenting without any self-flagellation… a gentle and kind written piece of work…Certainly think it can help parents that feel they can’t find their own way back.’ Goodreads Reviewer
Social Science

15-Minute Parenting 0–7 Years

Author: Joanna Fortune

Publisher: Thread

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

View: 612

As featured in Grazia's 21 of the Best Parenting Books in 2020 ‘Joanna's books give you every answer to every question you have as a parent with practical methods to tackle every obstacle and connect with your child and help them flourish.’ Madeleine Shaw ‘When I tried Joanna’s approach during the first lockdown, I was both comforted and excited by how such a small change could have such a big impact.’ Dr. Suzanne McClean Parenting is for life – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day – and while it is one of the most rewarding experiences life can offer, it can also be frustrating when faced with challenging behaviour. But what if just 15 minutes of mindful playtime each day in you and your child’s routine could change all that? Play is the language of children. It is how they communicate. By rediscovering the joy of play as an adult, you can access a whole new way to understand and respond to your child’s needs. Created with busy parents in mind, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple but effective method to build quality playful time together at home structured around 15-minute games that can be easily incorporated into your existing daily routine. From newborns to the age of seven, her techniques are underpinned by research, neuroscience and therapeutic theories and are designed to address common behavioural issues you will meet as your child grows, including: Anxiety Lashing out Whining Boredom Sibling rivalry Demands for independence 15-Minute Parenting 0–7 Years contains everything your child needs to grow into a happy, confident and resilient adult. 15-Minute Parenting 8–12 Years: Stress-free strategies for nurturing your child’s development, is also available now! Praise for the 15–Minute Parenting series: ‘Now that we have to be teachers and coaches as well as parents — and feel guilty and overburdened — it’s the perfect time for psychotherapist Joanna Fortune’s new book.’ Sunday Independent ‘Absolutely love this! I’ve read multiple parenting books as a daddy blogger and this is BY FAR one of my favorites!’Amazon Reviewer ‘A must read for all parents! Absolutely loving this book. Joanna has a no frills, relaxed attitude towards parenting & brings fun into it. She made me realise that we don't need to question ourselves as much as we do. Don't sweat the small stuff & roll with it!’Amazon Reviewer ‘All of my friends love this. It’s expert advice but… accessible and smart and actually kind of fun. All the exercises are easily implemented and kids respond to them immediately… this book is well broken down so that whatever crisis you’re dealing with today you can check the chapter outline and jump straight to the few pages (and solutions) about that issue…’Amazon Reviewer ‘Simple and effective reading. Totally love this book… Fabulous chapter on relationships covering how to stay connected to your partner which I feel gets left out from other books I’ve read. I don’t feel I need to go back and check the book her words of wisdom have just been absorbed and my friend already has her hands on it so I will definitely be passing on.’Amazon Reviewer ‘A well thought out and written book to nudge you and guide you to better parenting without any self-flagellation… a gentle and kind written piece of work to get you back in to the swing of things and to find the time… to spend with your child(ren). Certainly think it can help parents that feel they can’t find their own way back.’Goodreads Reviewer
Family & Relationships

Summary of Joanna Fortune's 15-Minute Parenting 0-7 Years

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 31

View: 736

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Ask yourself some questions to start your reflective process. These might include: What was growing up like for you. In what ways was your relationship with your mother similar to/different from your relationship with your father. Who played with you as a child. #2 A parental self-audit is not a one-time reflection. It is an exercise that you can and should repeat as your child grows up. It is not about punishment, but about showing your child that you love them and are proud of them.
Family & Relationships

15-Minute Parenting the Teenage Years

Author: Joanna Fortune

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page:

View: 111

‘When I tried Joanna’s approach during the first lockdown, I was both comforted and excited by how such a small change could have such a big impact.’ Dr. Suzanne McClean Parenting through the teenage years can be challenging and overwhelming. With over twenty years of clinical practice, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple and proven 15-Minute parenting model packed with practical, playful and creative communication techniques to strengthen your relationship with your teenager. Is it really possible to play with your teenager? Well, the answer is yes. Not only is it possible, it is a crucial to nurturing the surge in growth and brain development in this stage of childhood. Combining neurological insights into the key stages of adolescence with a road map for playful connection, Joanna shows you how to navigate your way through the teenage years and adolescent behaviour including how to: Build self-esteem and confidence Establish a relationship of trust and respect Encourage emotional resilience Deal with mental illness including anxiety Handle teenage friendships and when they turn toxic Brave conversations about sex, gender and sexuality Tackle the dark side of social media 15-Minute Parenting The Teenage Years is a vital toolkit that will enable you to better understand your relationship with your children as they grow and ensure that your parenting is growing with them. 15-Minute Parenting 0 – 7 Years and 15-Minute Parenting 8 – 12 Years are also available now! Read what everyone is saying about the 15-Minute Parenting series: As featured in Grazia's 21 of the Best Parenting Books in 2020 'Joanna's books give you every answer to every question you have as a parent with practical methods to tackle every obstacle and connect with your child and help them flourish.' Madeleine Shaw ‘Now that we have to be teachers and coaches as well as parents — and feel guilty and overburdened — it’s the perfect time for psychotherapist Joanna Fortune’s new book.’ Sunday Independent ‘In an “Age of Anxiety” for parents, Joanna was able to dispense reassuring advice and practical tips from her 15 Minute Parenting Model for time-pressed parents who want the very best for their children’s development and well-being.’ Marena Duffy, Chairperson of Cuidiu (the National Parent to Parent Voluntary support network) Dublin North West 'Makes you reflect on your own childhood and how this can influence your parenting. Some interesting and thought-provoking sections.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Absolutely love this! I’ve read multiple parenting books as a daddy blogger and this is BY FAR one of my favourites!’ Amazon Reviewer ‘A must read for all parents! Absolutely loving this book. Joanna has a no frills, relaxed attitude towards parenting and brings fun into it. She made me realise that we don't need to question ourselves as much as we do.' Amazon Reviewer ‘It’s expert advice but advice that’s accessible and smart and actually kind of fun. All the exercises are easily implemented and kids respond to them immediately. A parenting book can seem like “work” after a long day, but this book is well broken down so that whatever crisis you’re dealing with today you can jump straight to the few pages (and solutions) about that issue.’ Amazon Reviewer ‘Simple and effective. Totally love this book, such simple creative and inspiring ideas on how to just come back to your kids in this crazy busy world we live in. Fabulous chapter on relationships covering how to stay connected to your partner which I feel gets left out from other books I’ve read.' Amazon Reviewer ‘A gentle and kind book...Certainly think it can help parents that feel they can’t find their own way back.’ Goodreads Reviewer
Psychology

Why We Play

Author: Joanna Fortune

Publisher: Thread

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 518

Discover how to reconnect with the child in you and unlock the transformative power of play to live a more joyful life. Can you remember the utter delight of playing chase in the park, flying a kite in the summer breeze, or sinking your hands into a box of paints? As children, playing is how we make sense of the world and our place in it. Why then, as adults, do we forget how to play? Drawing on over twenty years of neuroscientific research, psychotherapist Joanna Fortune has discovered that play is the key to living a happier and more meaningful life. She shares the social, emotional, and physical health benefits of why it’s so good for us, including how to: - Practice micro moments of joy to boost positive mood - Embrace wonderment to help unlock creativity and problem solving - Find the fun in your everyday to alleviate stress - Use storytelling to heal from trauma and find emotional resilience - Nurture a holiday state of mind to rest your brain and recharge - Utilise simple techniques to repair and strengthen relationships From the first blissful sip of freshly brewed coffee to an immune-boosting good laugh with close friends, this ground-breaking book shows how play is rooted in our daily experiences. With helpful insights, tips, and exercises, you’ll discover the tiny changes that will revolutionise your life and why you’re never too old for play. Fans of Atomic Habits and Solve for Happy will love Why We Play. Read what everyone is saying about Why We Play: ‘Brilliant… joyful and transformative.’ Stefanie Preissner ‘I absolutely adore this book and it was a such a treat to read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘The author does a tremendous job at collating scientific data… I am amazed at the writing, it did not lag or lacked any substance. Amazing!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved the mixture of scientific research and suggestions on how to play... a very accessible read and equally good to read through or just dip into the play suggestions… An excellent and important book that I'd recommend.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘An excellent reference guide to how we can introduce play and fun into every aspect of our lives, including the workplace where “a curious mind is a playful mind”. The exercises are terrific!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘What I like most about the book are the many exercises you can try to play, either alone or with another person. I really enjoy being silly so some of her exercises already belong to my daily routine. Seeing even more ideas was very inspiring for me… I would recommend this book to everyone who might feel stuck in the seriousness of life and is looking for more joy as part of their daily routine.’ Victoria’s Vlog ‘A necessary book for those aiming to improve their day-to-day lives through something as easy as PLAY!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A great book… highly recommend.’ Angelic Light Book Review ‘A great book… The activities are varied, extensive… a book I would 100% recommend to any adult who wants to enjoy life and live their best life.’ Goodreads reviewer
Family & Relationships

The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Your Baby's First Year

Author: Linda J. Murray

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 480

View: 617

An incomparable guide to every aspect of caring for an infant during the first year, jam-packed with the expert advice and real-world, mom-to-mom wisdom that makes BabyCenter the world's number-one online parenting resource. First-time moms and dads all share the same concern: Is my baby happy, healthy, and behaving normally? Through extensive research, the trusted editors at BabyCenter, the world's number-one parenting website, have created the ultimate bedside companion for new parents. This book (featuring all new content never before seen on the Web site) draws on nonjudgmental voices of BabyCenter's team of advisors and the experiences of millions of parents to paint a detailed, accurate, and helpful picture of a newborn to 12-month-old. In it you'll find: - Step-by-step guides to the "firsts," including first feeding, first diaper change, first bath, and more - BabyCenter buzz: helpful advice from BabyCenter moms from all walks of life - Milestone reality checks: results from BabyCenter's exclusive survey of more than 100,000 parents about what really happens when in their baby's development - Decision guides: pros and cons of breastfeeding vs. formula feeding, cloth vs. disposable diapers, and more - Just for dads: involved dads find all the help they need to truly co-parent from day one - Essential health guide helps anxious new parents spot and treat the most common illnesses of the first year
Computers

Office 2007 For Dummies

Author: Wallace Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 969

Find and use the features you need right away Create great documents, Excel charts, and slide shows, and organize your e-mail What's new at the Office? A lot, and this book takes you through all the cool changes and enhancements so you can rev up and go. Find your way around the new interface, dress up your documents, create spreadsheets that actually make sense, give presentations that wow your audience, and organize your life. Discover how to Locate commands on the Ribbon Use Live Preview Stop spam with Outlook(r) Format and enhance Word documents Work with Excel(r) formulas Store and find data in Access