'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.
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