5¼ x 8 inches|
a child is born, parents feel on top of the world, but stress and
exhaustion frequently take over before long and fray parents’ nerves. In
this concise, practical book, Christiane Kutik highlights twelve simple
steps for bringing a measure of peace, composure, and enjoyment back to
daily family life.
bases her approach on providing a solid underlying structure for family
life, which includes clear roles and rules, rhythmic routine, and
mutual respect. She goes on to show how the family can grow together by
incorporating enjoyable rituals, responsiveness to the children,
offering the support they need, and making space for children to develop
their capacities. Christiane Kutik also discusses ways to introduce
moments of calm and spiritual connection into everyday life and stresses
the importance of parents making time for themselves to reflect on life
book is written specifically for parents with little time and energy.
It is brief, easy to absorb, and simple to implement, offering a
valuable step-by-step guide to quickly improve family life.
|Christiane Kutik is a mother of two, an interior designer, teacher, and parenting consultant. She is a director at the IPSUM Institute
in Munich, which trains parental advisers in early-years childcare. She
lectures and leads seminars on the practical issues of daily childcare
and family life.|
is a translator, editor, teacher, and poet, and taught kindergarten for
many years at the Bristol Waldorf School. His first collection of poems
was Learning To Row (1999). He has won numerous prizes for his work, including an Arts Council Writer's Award and a Hawthornden Fellowship.|