How to Be a Calm Parent

How to Be a Calm Parent : Lose the guilt, control your anger and tame the stress - for more peaceful and enjoyable parenting and calmer, happier children too

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Pre-order Sarah Ockwell-Smith's indispensable guide to more peaceful and enjoyable parenting

How to Be a Calm Parent is part self-help book, part parenting book; aimed at parents who know that they need to be calmer to raise well adjusted, happy children, but who struggle with their own emotions and stress levels.

How to Be a Calm Parent will include twelve chapters, each with important takeaway messages and exercises for parents to practice, to make a real and tangible change in their parenting.

Topics the book will cover include:
*Understanding your triggers and making peace with your own childhood.
*Why it's OK to be 'good enough' and why you should embrace your own failures.
*Guilt and why it gets in our way of better parenting
*The mental load of parenting - why we need to understand the pressure and share it more.
*Why 'busy' is not a badge to aim for
*Communicating with partners and wider family - why your adult relationships impact those with your child.
*Why all parents need a support network (and how to let them go if you find yourself in one that's not for you).
*Balancing work and home life
*How to tackle life transitions with grace and ease.
*The four physiological corners of calmer parenting - eating well, sleeping well, moving well and resting well.
*Self-kindness - why the pressure of self-care can be so damaging and why we need a new approach.
*How to not throw your own tantrums and what to do if you do.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 22mm | 41g
  • Piatkus Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349431264
  • 9780349431260
  • 3,352

About Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in Pharmaceutical Research and Development. Following the birth of her first child, Sarah re-trained as a Paediatric Homeopath, Antenatal Teacher and Birth and Postnatal Doula. She has also undertaken training in Baby Massage, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. Sarah specialises in gentle parenting methods and is co-founder of the GentleParenting website ( Sarah writes a parenting blog ( which is read by 3 million parents per year, and is the author of BabyCalm, ToddlerCalm, The Gentle Sleep Book, The Gentle Parenting Book,The Gentle Discipline Book, The Gentle Potty Training Book, The Gentle Eating Book, The Second Baby Book, The Starting School Book and Between: A guide for parents of eight to thirteen-year-olds. She frequently writes for magazines and newspapers, and is often called upon as a parenting expert for national television and radio.
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