New Release Books by Joanna Fortune

Joanna Fortune is the author of 15-Minute Parenting the Teenage Years (2020), 15-Minute Parenting the Teenage Years: Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Your Teenager (2020), 15-Minute Parenting 8–12 Years (2020), 15-Minute Parenting 0-7 Years (2020) and , 15-Minute Parenting 0–7 Years (2020).

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15-Minute Parenting the Teenage Years

release date: Oct 23, 2020
15-Minute Parenting the Teenage Years
‘When I tried Joanna’s approach during the first lockdown, I was both comforted and excited by how such a small change could have such a big impact.’ Dr. Suzanne McClean Parenting through the teenage years can be challenging and overwhelming. With over twenty years of clinical practice, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple and proven 15-Minute parenting model packed with practical, playful and creative communication techniques to strengthen your relationship with your teenager. Is it really possible to play with your teenager? Well, the answer is yes. Not only is it possible, it is a crucial to nurturing the surge in growth and brain development in this stage of childhood. Combining neurological insights into the key stages of adolescence with a road map for playful connection, Joanna shows you how to navigate your way through the teenage years and adolescent behaviour including how to: Build self-esteem and confidence Establish a relationship of trust and respect Encourage emotional resilience Deal with mental illness including anxiety Handle teenage friendships and when they turn toxic Brave conversations about sex, gender and sexuality Tackle the dark side of social media 15-Minute Parenting The Teenage Years is a vital toolkit that will enable you to better understand your relationship with your children as they grow and ensure that your parenting is growing with them. 15-Minute Parenting 0 – 7 Years and 15-Minute Parenting 8 – 12 Years are also available now! Read what everyone is saying about the 15-Minute Parenting series: As featured in Grazia's 21 of the Best Parenting Books in 2020 'Joanna's books give you every answer to every question you have as a parent with practical methods to tackle every obstacle and connect with your child and help them flourish.' Madeleine Shaw ‘Now that we have to be teachers and coaches as well as parents — and feel guilty and overburdened — it’s the perfect time for psychotherapist Joanna Fortune’s new book.’ Sunday Independent ‘In an “Age of Anxiety” for parents, Joanna was able to dispense reassuring advice and practical tips from her 15 Minute Parenting Model for time-pressed parents who want the very best for their children’s development and well-being.’ Marena Duffy, Chairperson of Cuidiu (the National Parent to Parent Voluntary support network) Dublin North West 'Makes you reflect on your own childhood and how this can influence your parenting. Some interesting and thought-provoking sections.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Absolutely love this! I’ve read multiple parenting books as a daddy blogger and this is BY FAR one of my favourites!’ Amazon Reviewer ‘A must read for all parents! Absolutely loving this book. Joanna has a no frills, relaxed attitude towards parenting and brings fun into it. She made me realise that we don't need to question ourselves as much as we do.' Amazon Reviewer ‘It’s expert advice but advice that’s accessible and smart and actually kind of fun. All the exercises are easily implemented and kids respond to them immediately. A parenting book can seem like “work” after a long day, but this book is well broken down so that whatever crisis you’re dealing with today you can jump straight to the few pages (and solutions) about that issue.’ Amazon Reviewer ‘Simple and effective. Totally love this book, such simple creative and inspiring ideas on how to just come back to your kids in this crazy busy world we live in. Fabulous chapter on relationships covering how to stay connected to your partner which I feel gets left out from other books I’ve read.' Amazon Reviewer ‘A gentle and kind book...Certainly think it can help parents that feel they can’t find their own way back.’ Goodreads Reviewer

15-Minute Parenting the Teenage Years: Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Your Teenager

release date: Oct 23, 2020
15-Minute Parenting the Teenage Years: Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Your Teenager
Parenting through the teenage years can be challenging and overwhelming. With over twenty years of clinical practice, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple and proven 15-Minute parenting model packed with practical, playful and creative communication techniques to strengthen your relationship with your teenager. Is it really possible to play with your teenager? The answer is yes. Not only is it possible, it is a crucial to nurturing the surge in growth and brain development in this stage of childhood. Combining neurological insights into the key stages of adolescence with a road map for playful connection, Joanna shows you how to navigate your way through the teenage years and adolescent behaviour including how to: Build self-esteem and confidence Establish a relationship of trust and respect Encourage emotional resilience Deal with mental illness including anxiety Handle teenage friendships and when they turn toxic Brave conversations about sex, gender and sexuality Tackle the dark side of social media 15-Minute Parenting The Teenage Years is a vital toolkit that will enable you to better understand your relationship with your children as they grow and ensure that your parenting is growing with them.

15-Minute Parenting 8–12 Years

release date: May 21, 2020
15-Minute Parenting 8–12 Years
As featured in Grazia's 21 of the Best Parenting Books in 2020 ‘Joanna's books give you every answer to every question you have as a parent with practical methods to tackle every obstacle and connect with your child and help them flourish.’ Madeleine Shaw ‘When I tried Joanna’s approach during the first lockdown, I was both comforted and excited by how such a small change could have such a big impact.’ Dr. Suzanne McClean A mindful and practical parenting roadmap for busy, time-poor parents. Based on a simple and effective formula, it will transform family life in just fifteen minutes of daily play, resulting in less tears and more laughter. Middle childhood, the period for those aged 8–12 years old, is often the most overlooked phase of a child’s development but it’s the age where play continue to serve an important role in their emotional growth. It’s also an age where we are most likely to stop playing with our children. With over twenty years of clinical expertise and neuroscientific research, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune shares her proven techniques that will enable you to better understand your relationship with your children as they grow and ensure that your parenting is developing with them. Packed with 15-minute games and activities that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine, Joanna also explores the neurological, physical and emotional development of 8-12 year olds and offers parents hands-on advice on how to deal with: Friendships and bullying Sibling relationships Difficult conversations (the ones that catch you off guard!) Risk-taking behaviour Building independence, self-esteem and emotional resilience Resistance 15-Minute Parenting 8-12 years will show you how to keep play alive with your child, foster great communication and help to secure strong foundations for adolescence. 15-Minute Parenting 0-7 years: Quick and easy way to connect with your child, is also available now! Praise for the 15-Minute Parenting series: ‘Now that we have to be teachers and coaches as well as parents — and feel guilty and overburdened — it’s the perfect time for psychotherapist Joanna Fortune’s new book.’ Sunday Independent ‘In an “Age of Anxiety” for parents, Joanna was able to dispense reassuring advice and practical tips from her 15 Minute Parenting Model for time-pressed parents who want the very best for their children’s development and well-being.’ Marena Duffy, Chairperson of Cuidiu (the National Parent to Parent Voluntary support network) Dublin North West ‘Absolutely love this! I’ve read multiple parenting books as a daddy blogger and this is BY FAR one of my favorites!’ Amazon Reviewer ‘A must read for all parents! Absolutely loving this book. Joanna has a no frills, relaxed attitude towards parenting & brings fun into it. She made me realise that we don't need to question ourselves as much as we do.’ Amazon Reviewer ‘All of my friends love this. It’s expert advice but… accessible and smart and actually kind of fun. All the exercises are easily implemented and kids respond to them immediately… this book is well broken down so that whatever crisis you’re dealing with today you can check the chapter outline and jump straight to the few pages (and solutions) about that issue…’ Amazon Reviewer ‘Simple and effective reading. Totally love this book… Fabulous chapter on relationships covering how to stay connected to your partner which I feel gets left out from other books I’ve read… my friend already has her hands on it so I will definitely be passing on.’ Amazon Reviewer ‘A well thought out and written book to nudge you and guide you to better parenting without any self-flagellation… a gentle and kind written piece of work…Certainly think it can help parents that feel they can’t find their own way back.’ Goodreads Reviewer

15-Minute Parenting 0-7 Years

release date: May 21, 2020
15-Minute Parenting 0-7 Years
Parenting is for life - 7 days a week, 24 hours a day - and while it is one of the most rewarding experiences life can offer, it can also be frustrating when faced with challenging behaviour. But what if just 15 minutes of mindful playtime each day in you and your child's routine could change all that? Play is the language of children. It is how they communicate. By rediscovering the joy of play as an adult, you can access a whole new way to understand and respond to your child's needs. Created with busy parents in mind, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple but effective method to build quality playful time together at home, structured around 15-minute games that can be easily incorporated into your existing daily routine. From newborns to the age of seven, her techniques are underpinned by research, neuroscience and therapeutic theories and are designed to address common behavioural issues you will meet as your child grows, including: Anxiety Lashing out Whining Boredom Sibling rivalry Demands for independence 15-Minute Parenting 0-7 years contains everything your child needs to grow into a happy, confident and resilient adult.

15-Minute Parenting 0–7 Years

release date: May 21, 2020
15-Minute Parenting 0–7 Years
As featured in Grazia's 21 of the Best Parenting Books in 2020 ‘Joanna's books give you every answer to every question you have as a parent with practical methods to tackle every obstacle and connect with your child and help them flourish.’ Madeleine Shaw ‘When I tried Joanna’s approach during the first lockdown, I was both comforted and excited by how such a small change could have such a big impact.’ Dr. Suzanne McClean Parenting is for life – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day – and while it is one of the most rewarding experiences life can offer, it can also be frustrating when faced with challenging behaviour. But what if just 15 minutes of mindful playtime each day in you and your child’s routine could change all that? Play is the language of children. It is how they communicate. By rediscovering the joy of play as an adult, you can access a whole new way to understand and respond to your child’s needs. Created with busy parents in mind, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune has devised a simple but effective method to build quality playful time together at home structured around 15-minute games that can be easily incorporated into your existing daily routine. From newborns to the age of seven, her techniques are underpinned by research, neuroscience and therapeutic theories and are designed to address common behavioural issues you will meet as your child grows, including: Anxiety Lashing out Whining Boredom Sibling rivalry Demands for independence 15-Minute Parenting 0–7 Years contains everything your child needs to grow into a happy, confident and resilient adult. 15-Minute Parenting 8–12 Years: Stress-free strategies for nurturing your child’s development, is also available now! Praise for the 15–Minute Parenting series: ‘Now that we have to be teachers and coaches as well as parents — and feel guilty and overburdened — it’s the perfect time for psychotherapist Joanna Fortune’s new book.’ Sunday Independent ‘In an “Age of Anxiety” for parents, Joanna was able to dispense reassuring advice and practical tips from her 15 Minute Parenting Model for time-pressed parents who want the very best for their children’s development and well-being.’ Marena Duffy, Chairperson of Cuidiu (the National Parent to Parent Voluntary support network) Dublin North West ‘Absolutely love this! I’ve read multiple parenting books as a daddy blogger and this is BY FAR one of my favorites!’ Amazon Reviewer ‘A must read for all parents! Absolutely loving this book. Joanna has a no frills, relaxed attitude towards parenting & brings fun into it. She made me realise that we don't need to question ourselves as much as we do. Don't sweat the small stuff & roll with it!’ Amazon Reviewer ‘All of my friends love this. It’s expert advice but… accessible and smart and actually kind of fun. All the exercises are easily implemented and kids respond to them immediately… this book is well broken down so that whatever crisis you’re dealing with today you can check the chapter outline and jump straight to the few pages (and solutions) about that issue…’ Amazon Reviewer ‘Simple and effective reading. Totally love this book… Fabulous chapter on relationships covering how to stay connected to your partner which I feel gets left out from other books I’ve read. I don’t feel I need to go back and check the book her words of wisdom have just been absorbed and my friend already has her hands on it so I will definitely be passing on.’ Amazon Reviewer ‘A well thought out and written book to nudge you and guide you to better parenting without any self-flagellation… a gentle and kind written piece of work to get you back in to the swing of things and to find the time… to spend with your child(ren). Certainly think it can help parents that feel they can’t find their own way back.’ Goodreads Reviewer
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