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Parenting for Life

It’s here. I have had the privilege to work with such a lovely lady and fantastic author, Madeleine Stanimeros, to design a beautiful, hard back, full of colour book with illustrations and photos. The idea behind this book is to inspire you whether you're holding your new-born or parenting nearly-adults and guide you with themes and ideas are put into bite-sized chunks so that you can take them in snippets or read it all from start to finish, depending on the many other things you’ll be juggling in your life.

"Throughout the book I have used gardening analogies, inspired by gardening enthusiasts I have visited across England. Some have small plots and others have extensive grounds, but all have known the battles and victories of establishing something beautiful, in spite of the many challenges. The book is divided into two sections: Soft Love and Strong Love, which describe different approaches to parenting:

Soft Love:

  • How to connect and build emotional trust with our children.

  • We look out to our long term hopes and dreams for the adults our children will one day become.

  • We explore the hidden issues that can get in the way of us deeply connecting with our children.

  • There are also tools to build our relationships with them.

Strong Love:

  • We look at the effects of different styles of parenting.

  • How to help our children develop wisdom and responsibility.

  • Tools to enable them to differ with their siblings in healthy ways.

  • The impact of social media as well as ways to help them to self regulate in their world of many choices

I’ve also included a few pages throughout the book on different values you might want to bring into your home as you ponder your long term vision for your family in the opening chapter.

Additional, specific information is given about how our brains work, which helps to explain some of our children’s choices and behaviours."

More information on her website:

Available to buy here.

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