Stress-Free Parenting in 12 Steps

Christiane Kutik; Translated by Matthew Barton

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  • The practical guide for parents with no time and little energy
  • Easy-to-absorb and -implement ideas to improve your family life
  • Learn how your family can grow together by introducing a solid structure based on clear roles, rules, routine and respect
  • Christiane Kutik is an expert in early-years childcare and lectures on the practical issues of childcare and family life

A book written specifically for parents with no time and little energy -- short, easy-to-absorb and easy-to-implement steps to quickly improve family life.

198 x 130 mm
Floris Books
Parenting & Child Health
144 pages
Publication date:
19 Aug 2010


When a child is born parents feel on top of the world, but stress and exhaustion can soon take over, leaving nerves frayed. In this concise, practical book Christiane Kutik highlights twelve simple steps for bringing some peace, composure and enjoyment back into everyday family life.

She bases her approach on providing a solid underlying structure to family life, with clear roles, rules, routine and respect. She goes on to show how your family can grow together through incorporating enjoyable rituals, being responsive to your children, giving them the support they need and the space to develop their own abilities.

She discusses ways to introduce moments of calm and spiritual connection into everyday life. She also stresses the importance of parents trying to make a little time for themselves to reflect on life and relax.

This is a book written specifically for parents with no time and little energy -- short, easy-to-absorb and easy-to-implement steps to quickly improve family life.


"If I had to choose just one book to give to a new parent then Christiane Kutik's book would be at the top of my list. This short book manages to pack in a huge amount of clear information and practical help in a format that makes it easily accessible to a tired, and perhaps rather desperate, parent... I think this little book would make a difference to the lives of many families who may be sailing in troubled waters."
--Mouna Hayes, New View, Autumn 2010

'I found this book deeply insightful and the advice, in its simplicity, so helpful and achievable, and I would highly recommend it.'
-- Families London South West, March 2011

'A very helpful and constructive approach.'
-- David Lorimer, Scientific and Medical Network Review, Winter 2010


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 advisors in early-years childcare. She gives lectures and seminars on practical issues relating to daily childcare and family life.

You can also visit the author's own website at


Stress-Free Parenting is also available as an eBook from your usual eBook retailer.

These books might also be of interest for parents facing challenging behaviour in their children:
Addictive Behaviour in Children and Young Adults: The Struggle for Freedom by Raoul Goldberg
Why Children Don't Listen
Calm Kids: Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities by Lorraine Murray

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