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 mums and dads in mind, in 15-Minute Parenting psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a unique childcare method 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 contains everything your child needs to grow into a happy, confident and resilient adult - it's child's play!
Author Biography: Joanna Fortune (MICP; MIFPP; Reg Pract APPI; CTTTS; ApSup PTI) is an accredited clinical psychotherapist and attachment specialist. She founded the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic in Dublin in 2010 (www.solamh.com)where she works with families around a variety of issues. She is a recognised supervisor, trainer and conference speaker in her field. In 2017 she delivered a TEDx Talk on the topic `Social media - the ultimate shame game?' Having previously written a parenting column for The Sunday Times she continues to write and contribute to articles on child development and parenting in various other print publications. She is also a regular media contributor to a variety of radio (RTE , Newstalk and regional radio) and TV shows (RTE and TV3). She is the parenting consultant on the weekly parenting slot on Newstalk's Moncrieff.