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  • Claire Libby


Updated: Dec 2, 2022

Listen to the podcast and find out more about Parenting for Life, Madeleine's book which is now available.

As part of Children's Mental Health Week (1-8 Feb) our founder Claire Libby, talks to the Courageous Mumma on her latest podcast episode: Building resilience in your child.

Claire talks to host, Madeleine, about all things i am me, as well as ways to help children thrive through childhood and beyond.

Parenting for Life

Madeleine's book, Parenting for Life is now available.

Throughout the book, Madeleine has used gardening analogies, inspired by gardening enthusiasts she has visited across England. Some have small plots and others have extensive grounds, but all have known the battles and victories of establishing something beautiful, in spite of the many challenges. The book is divided into two sections: Soft Love and Strong Love, which describe different approaches to parenting:

Soft Love:

  • How to connect and build emotional trust with our children.

  • We look out to our long term hopes and dreams for the adults our children will one day become

  • We explore the hidden issues that can get in the way of us deeply connecting with our children

  • There are also tools to build our relationships with them.

Strong Love:

  • We look at the effects of different styles of parenting

  • How to help our children develop wisdom and responsibility

  • Tools to enable them to differ with their siblings in healthy ways

  • The impact of social media as well as ways to help them to self regulate in their world of many choices

It's a beautiful, hard back book full of colour, illustrations, photos and ideas to inspire you whether you're holding your new-born or parenting nearly-adults...and beyond.

Find out more and purchase your copy here:


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