Wellbeing is a word found almost everywhere these days-but what does it actually mean for your child?
This book will guide you through all the challenges of raising a happy and healthy child – physically and emotionally. We’ve gathered together case studies, expert research, and tips from psychologists to bring you the complete overview.
- Forget the tabloids: here’s the truth about how much food, sleep and exercise your child really needs
- The indispensable guide to raising a mindful child in a digital age
- Packed with expert advice and real-life tips from parents
- Bonus advice: how to look after your wellbeing at the same time
- What is Wellbeing?
- Might my child have low levels of wellbeing?
- How can I improve my child’s wellbeing?
- Why is wellbeing important?
- Is my child’s school looking after their wellbeing/
- Physical Needs
- What are our basic human needs?
- What makes up a healthy diet?
- How much activity does my child need?
- How can my child get enough sleep?
- Emotional Needs
- What are the fundamental emotional needs?
- How can I help my child feel confident and safe?
- How much control should I let my child have?
- How can I build a strong community for my child?
- How can I make my child feel valued?
- How can I build an intimate relationship with my child?
- How much attention does my child need?
- Where can my child find privacy in our social world?
- How much should I praise my child?
- How can my child find their purpose?
- What inner resources does my child have?
- How can I cultivate empathy in my child?
- How can I raise a compassionate child?
- Why is being grateful so good for us?
- Difficult Times
- How can I help my child through difficult times?
- How can I help my child cope with change?
- How should we talk to our child about separation?
- How can I help my child understand illness and death?
- The Digital World
- Should I limit how much my child uses technology?
- Should I control what my child looks at?
- What is mindfulness?
- How can mindfulness help my child make choices?
- How can mindfulness help my child with their worries?
- How can mindfulness help my child manage their emotions?
- How can we practise mindfulness as a family?
Each chapter ends with tips for parents.
Julie originally trained as a nurse, moving into school nursing as she raised her family, then setting up her own business 25 years ago working as a consultant to schools in the area of wellbeing and personal, social, health education. She then trained as a systemic therapist, then as a psychotherapist working in schools or in private practice with children, adolescence and parents. She is a leading provider of workshops and seminars for children, adolescents and parents in London and the surrounding area. In the last few years she has become involved in the field of mindfulness and now teaches this key life skill to children, adolescents, teachers and parents. She is author of a number of children’s books on issues such as bullying, anger and step families and has contributed to a number of Radio 4 productions e.g. ‘Bringing up Britain’, and a series on Cyber Bullying etc.
She also speaks regularly within the business sector, clients have included – Credit Suise, Citi Group, Deutsche Bank, bskyb and Accenture.
Her style is down to earth, reality based, interactive and humorous. Using her wealth of experience working with parents and children she is in touch with issues that both face in an ever-changing world. She is committed to informing, equipping, affirming and at times challenging parents as they attempt to do one of the most difficult and rewarding jobs of their lives.