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The Parenting Handbook

Your Guide to Raising Resilient Children

by (author) Tania Johnson

Barlow Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2024
General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2024
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The Parenting Handbook helps parents develop deep and connected relationships with their children. The authors, child psychologists and moms with an immense social media following, give parents practical tools and strategies backed by the latest research in neuroscience and developmental psychology. Parents will learn about how to foster optimal brain development in children, and how to translate that into actionable steps each and every day. This book is a roadmap to nurture resiliency, connection, emotional regulation, and well-being in children.

The authors explore:
* A child's emotional world and how their parents' responses to their emotions become a psychological map for the child and their ability to recognize, feel, and respond to life's storms.
* Attachment theory, which determines how a child understands himself, others, and the world, and how parents can nurture a secure attachment for the best outcomes in children.
* How parents can identify their own childhood scars and avoid passing them on to their children.
* Discipline, which should be used to teach, not to punish. Parents will get a toolbox of ideas to use in the tough times so that discipline will nurture resiliency and growth. Parents will get tools for the toddler up to age 7, and for older children and teens.
* How to nurture resiliency and grit.
* Play, a child's language, which children need to develop mastery and confidence, to explore psychological conflict.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Tania Johnson is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist and Co-Founder and
Director of the Institute of Child Psychology.

In her private practice, Tania specializes in parent consults, and she helps parents explore how
their early relationships affect the way they understand themselves, their children, other
people, and the world.

Born in South Africa, Tania earned a Master's degree in Counselling from City
University of Seattle. She and her husband were foster parents for years and have two biochildren.

Tania presents workshops on children's mental health both nationally and internationally.
She co-hosts “The Childpsych Podcast,” and in the educational world, she supervises Master's level students and provisional psychologists.

Tania works primarily from the perspective of attachment theory, which focuses on bonds
between parents and children. Her gift, both in the therapy room and when writing, is
transforming that concept into concrete strategies parents can use in everyday life with their