Lou Harvey-Zahra, an experienced parenting coach and teacher, helps parents develop calm and happy children. Drawing her inspiration from a background in Waldorf education, she offers candid, relevant, and humorous tips and advice for taking a clear look at family life, identifying what's not working, and exploring new ideas for improving parent-child relationships.
This book addresses issues such as rhythm and routine, children's play, storytelling and crafts, as well as delving beneath the surface to discuss children's twelve senses and four temperaments. Also included is an indispensable section on creative discipline, tips from Dad, and useful suggestions for making ordinary family moments extraordinary.
This uplifting parenting guide teaches how to raise happy children and create happy homes. Happy Child, Happy Home is an accessible, readable book that parents will appreciate for its down-to-earth, realistic approach and insightful counsel.
C O N T E N T S:
1. Positive Family Rhythms
2. Yearly Fabulous Festivals
3. Celebrating the Seasons
4. Crafty and Clever
5. Once upon a Time . . .
6. Play—the Best Start
7. What’s Stopping Play Today?
8. The Twelve Senses and the Severn Life Processes
9. Creative Discipline
10. The Four Temperaments
11. Happy Child, Happy Earth
Epilogue: Childhood Memories
“I really like the style of writing from Lou Harvey-Zahra, which is light, sometimes funny, down to earth and full of very practical examples.... It is an uplifting guide!”—Kindling,, spring 2014
“This is a fantastic parenting book, just for the sheer fact that it aims to encourage happiness and positivity in children and families.... As a mum to two children under the age of three, I found this parenting guide very relevant to my children's stages of development, and the light and friendly tone made for enjoyable reading too. Families Rating: 6 out of 6 stars.”—Families Online, Nov. 2014
Lou Harvey-Zahra grew up and did her teacher training in England. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she has taught in a number of different kindergarten, primary, special needs and Steiner-Waldorf school settings. She runs conscious parenting workshops and is the author of Happy Child, Happy Home; Creative Discipline, Connected Family; and Through the Rainbow: A Waldorf Birthday Story for Children.