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Turning Tears into Laughter: Creative Discipline for the Toddler and Preschool Years is coming out with a new publisher, in a new format and revised edition in 2015  (possible title change), with more parent questions and answers and creative tips to transform behaviours in a positive manner. Contact to go on the pre-order list and be notified when back in print :) This is a very popular book!

Happy Child, Happy Home: Conscious Parenting and Creative Discipline is available now to bring more harmony into family life.

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Happy Child, Happy Home is also available on all on-line book sites worldwide: Amazon (UK, US, Aus), Booktopia, Fishpond, Book Depository etc Also, ask for Happy Child, Happy Home in all good bookstores.

Happy Child Happy Home Front CoverHappy Child, Happy Home: Conscious Parenting and Creative Discipline is full of ideas to raise happy children and create happy homes. Each chapter centres on suggestions to foster a strong parent and child bond, helping any family home become more harmonious.

Chapters include positive daily rhythms, fantastic yearly festivals, magical storytelling and craft ideas, and the importance of imaginative play in childhood. Lou delves beneath the surface to share children’s twelve senses, seven life processes and four temperaments. In addition there is a sure-to-be popular new chapter on creative discipline, plus tips from Dad and real life stories and reflections.

Happy Child, Happy Home is filled with practical and inspiring ideas to make ordinary family moments extraordinary.

Would you like to…

Fill each day with special positive moments during morning wakeup, meal times and bed times? Make sure that your child has a ‘childhood’, with a rich world of imaginative play? Bring smiles with craft, birthdays and stories, which create and weave magic? Understand your child through increased knowledge of the four temperament types, and twelve senses? Learn practical and inspiring tips to transform behaviours in a positive manner?

Happy Child, Happy Home is here to inspire… Go to kart

Happy Child, Happy Home: Conscious and Creative Parenting is a beautifully written, practical and sensitive approach to parenting young children. As a parent and paediatrician I have found it invaluable.’ Elisa Rough (paediatrician and parent)

‘It is the most accessible and inspiring book on parenting that I have read for a long time. I would not hesitate to recommend it.’ Carol Liknaitzy (parent of 5, grandparent, early childhood Steiner teacher training facilitator in Melbourne and South Africa)

middle turning tears coverTurning Tears into Laughter: Creative Discipline during the Toddler and Preschool Years is presently awaiting a re-publish, please contact or Contact Lou to go on the waiting list and you will be notified when new copies are available.

“Best Parenting Book I have ever read!” Sally Jones (Mother of two)

Turning Tears into Laughter will lighten the load and enlighten the mind.” John Allison (teacher, consultant and author).

turning tears Turning Tears into Laughter is a unique book in today’s parenting book market, covering the popular topic of the toddler and preschool years. Each chapter leads parents to a greater understanding of children’s behaviours and how to achieve appropriate behaviours in a positive manner. Turning Tears into Laughter covers most, if not all, areas where toddler tantrums and tears are common, from bath time to bed time, sharing toys to car journeys. Creative Discipline techniques can transform ‘tears into laughter’, holding the power to positively change family life.

“This is one book parents will take off the shelf over and over again. ” Mandy Abbot (Rudolf Steiner kindergarten teacher and parent)