Growing Children, Thriving Children

Raising 7 to 12 Year Olds With Confidence and Awareness

By Lou Harvey-Zahra

Format: Paperback

Parenting books often forget the primary school years (from 7--12 years old). Experienced teacher and parenting coach Lou Harvey-Zahra offers advice, practical tips and guidance to help parents face the challenges of these middle years with confidence.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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No longer little children, but not yet teenagers, children in the primary school years (between seven and twelve) face big emotional, social, psychological and physical changes. How can parents best support their children whilst also embracing their growing independence?Inspired by the Waldorf approach to child development, Lou Harvey-Zahra explains the three major transitions, or 'rubicons', of middle childhood at ages seven, nine and twelve. She offers practical tips and guidance to help parents through the challenges of the middle years, including:-- Creative solutions for common discipline issues-- Helpful routines for busy households to strengthen family bonds-- Suggested responses to tricky childhood questions -- Sensitive advice to help children manage anger and anxietyGrowing Children, Thriving Children empowers parents to navigate the middle years with confidence.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 18 Apr 2019
ISBN 9781782505662
Number of Pages 224

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I love Lou Harvey-Zahras advice, which is fun but practical, and rooted in love. -- Saffia Farr, Editor, JUNO Magazine

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