THE CONNECTED FAMILY HANDBOOK ~ LOU HARVEY-ZAHRA & DANIELLE HARBISON
How can simple activities help us connect more fully with our children and live more happily together?
What types of games will encourage children to be kind to others?
How can crafting and outdoor play build respect for the natural world?
The Connected Family Handbook offers empowering advice and practical activities to answer these questions and many more. Experienced parenting coach and popular author Lou Harvey-Zahra and successful parenting blogger Danielle Harbison have created a unique and inspiring book for carers of toddlers to ten year olds.
Each of the ten chapters tackles an important theme for families -- Home, Kindness, Mealtimes, Move, Warmth, Teamwork, Adventure, Nature, Wonder and Celebration -- and suggests ways to nurture these qualities in children. Every chapter is illustrated with beautiful photographs and includes easy crafts and fun recipes to create with children, stories and verses to share, as well as tips on creative discipline, positive play and establishing family rhythms and routines.
Engage with NATURE by crafting toys from sticks, nurture WONDER by sharing a story about toadstools and fairy folk, encourage KINDNESS by creating a toy medical kit and make MEALTIMES fun with frozen fruit pizza.
All of Lou and Danielle's ideas and advice come from a background of holistic child development, and celebrate values including eco-friendly living, connected family life, healthy and fun food choices and the importance of imaginative play.
Format: Paperback (210mm X 192mm) 224 pages
Lou Harvey-Zahra is an experienced parenting coach and respected author of holistic parenting books. She grew up and did her teacher training in England before moving to Australia where she has taught in numerous kindergarten, primary, special needs and Steiner-Waldorf school settings for over 25 years. Lou runs conscious parenting workshops, online parenting courses, and presents to parents and teachers across the globe. Her books include Growing Children, Thriving Children; Happy Child, Happy Home; Creative Discipline, Connected Family; and Through the Rainbow. She is a mother to two wonderful grown-up children and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.
You can also visit the author's own website at www.happychildhappyhome.com
Danielle Harbison is an experienced teacher, homeschool mum and successful parenting blogger. She has been a teacher, in primary schools, for ten years and is trained in Rudolf Steiner education and positive behaviour for learning. Her blog and Instagram offer inspiration for homeschooling families. Danielle has a deep love of crafts, nature and photography. She is the mother of four young children and lives in Sydney, Australia.