15-Minute Parenting 0–7 Years

15-Minute Parenting 0–7 Years

Quick and easy ways to connect with your child

Joanna Fortune


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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


‘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


A mindful and practical parenting roadmap for busy, time-poor parents. Based on a simple and effective formula, it will transform family life in just 15 minutes of daily play, resulting in fewer tears and more laughter.


Middle childhood, the period for those aged 8–12 years old, is often the most overlooked phase of a child’s development, but it’s the age where play continues to serve an important role in their emotional growth. It’s also a time where we are most likely to stop playing with our children.


With over 20 years of clinical and neuroscientific expertise, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune shares her proven techniques that will enable you to better understand your relationship with your children as they grow and ensure that your parenting is developing with them.


Packed with 15-minute games and activities that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine, Joanna also explores the neurological, physical and emotional development of 8–12 year olds and offers parents hands-on advice on how to deal with:


Friendships and bullying

Sibling relationships

Difficult conversations (the ones that catch you off guard!)

Risk-taking behaviour

Building independence, self-esteem and emotional resilience



15-Minute Parenting 8-12 years will show you how to keep play alive with your child, foster great communication and help to secure strong foundations for adolescence.


15-Minute Parenting 0-7 years: Quick and easy way to connect with your child, is also available now!


Praise for the 15-Minute Parenting series:


‘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



Absolutely love this! I’ve read multiple parenting books as a daddy blogger and this is BY FAR one of my favorites!’ Amazon Reviewer


A must read for all parents! Absolutely loving this book. Joanna has a no frills, relaxed attitude towards parenting & brings fun into it. She made me realise that we don't need to question ourselves as much as we do.’ Amazon Reviewer


‘All of my friends love this. It’s expert advice but… accessible and smart and actually kind of fun


Joanna Fortune:
Joanna Fortune is an accredited psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and author. She founded the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic (www.solamh.com) in Dublin in 2010 where she works with families around a variety of issues, specialising in attachment therapy and the parent–child relationship. She is a recognised supervisor, trainer and conference speaker in her field. In 2017 she delivered a TEDx Talk on the topic ‘Social media – the ultimate shame game?’ Having previously written a parenting column for the Sunday Times (Ireland Edition) she continues to write and contribute to articles on child development and parenting in various other print publications. She is also a regular media contributor to a variety of Irish radio and TV shows including regular appearances on Ireland AM and RTE Today Show amongst others. She is the consultant on the weekly parenting slot on Newstalk FM’s Seán Moncrieff Show. She has contributed to a number of books and publications. The 15-minute parenting series is her first solo written series.