Despite doing the best you can, being a parent is never been easy. Everyone has an opinion, everyone judges and there's no shortage of advice on how to deal with 'difficult' children and their problems. Without question, raising happy, confident and resilient children in this fast-paced, 21st-century world has never been more challenging or exhausting. Do you feel like you're constantly being judged on the decisions you make? Are you forever fretting about whether you're doing enough to help your child through their problems? Are you struggling to navigate your child's school pressures or 'always on' social media? Has your home has become a combat zone? If you connect with any of the above, give yourself a break, this book really can help you. In Five Deep Breaths, clinical psychologist Dr Genevieve von Lob draws on her extensive experience working with every conceivable type of parent - from all walks of life - to provide simple, constructive support for every day parenting. From neuroscience and psychology to mindfulness, Dr Genevieve will show you how to be kind to yourself.
Using a range of real-life case studies, she shows us how her gentle, proven techniques not only help to diffuse tensions, dramas and anxieties in the home, but also help stressed-out parents to nurture a sense of confidence, calm and balance - both for themselves and their children.
Genevieve von Lob grew up in a single-parent household in a deprived area of Tower Hamlets following the death of her mother when she was just 9 years-old. After qualifying as a doctor of clinical psychology in 2009, she worked in private practice at the City Psychology Group before returning to her roots in E. London to work with families in an NHS mental health unit. She went on to work at a similar mental health facility in Bristol and now practices in West London.