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  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781742537719
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Future-Proofing Your Child: Help your children grow into sensible, safe,happy, resilient, self-motivated teens and beyond




This book tells parents, in very practical terms, what you can do from birth to twelve to ensure your children have their best chance at coping with life.

Life is full of highs and lows and as our children grow up you can't always be there to help them navigate their emotions or situations.  This book tells parents, in very practical terms, what you can do from birth to twelve to ensure your children have their best chance at coping with life. We are so intensely involved in keeping our children happy in the present that we don't consider what this means for their emotional state in the future.  Teens and young adults are especially vulnerable to peer pressure and mental health issues, but you can give your children the tools to prepare them for independent, safe, happy teenage years and beyond.  Learn how important it is to establish boundaries, discipline and good role models so that children can develop the necessary qualities to deal with whatever comes their way. It's all about guiding your children to: make good decisions forge good relationships respect other people have good communication skills develop self-discipline and motivation and develop resilience and emotional intelligence. With these essential life skills in their toolbox, your children will grow up to be just fine!

  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781742537719
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Kathy Walker

Kathy Walker is one of Australia's leading parenting and education experts, public speakers and authors. In 2012 and 2014 she was nominated for Australian of the year and in 2014 was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM). Her books include: Ready Set Go - School Readiness and Preparation, Parenting, What's the Hurry, Play Matters and Engagement Matters.

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