Happy Child, Happy Home

Conscious Parenting and Creative Discipline

Lou Harvey-Zahra


Quick Look

  • Written by an experienced parenting coach, teacher and parent
  • Offers candid, relevant and funny tips and advice for improving parent-child relationships
  • Inspired by a Steiner-Waldorf background

A practical and inspiring book which introduces 'conscious parenting' to help make any family home more harmonious.

Floris Books
Parenting & Child Health
224 pages
Publication date:
13 Feb 2014


This practical and inspiring book introduces 'conscious parenting' as a new way of helping any family home become more harmonious.

Lou Harvey-Zahra, an experienced parenting coach and teacher, wants to help parents develop calm and happy children. Drawing her inspiration from a Steiner-Waldorf background, she offers candid, relevant and funny tips and advice for taking a clear look at family life, identifying what's not working, and exploring new ideas for improving parent-child relationships.

The book addresses issues such as rhythm and routine, children's play, storytelling and crafts, as well as delving beneath the surface to discuss children's twelve senses, and four temperaments. In addition there is a sure-to-be popular section on creative discipline, plus tips from Dad and wonderful suggestions for making ordinary family moments extraordinary.

This uplifting parenting guide teaches how to raise happy children and create happy homes. An accessible, readable book which parents will appreciate for its down-to-earth, realistic approach and insightful counsel.


'I really like the style of writing from Lou Harvey-Zahra, which is light, sometimes funny, down to earth and full of very practical examples... It is an uplifting guide!'
-- Kindling, The Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Care and Education, Spring 2014

'A practical and inspiring book.'
-- Juno: A Natural Approach to Family Life, Spring 2014

'This is a fantastic parenting book, just for the sheer fact that it aims to encourage happiness and positivity in children and families... As a mum to two children under the age of three, I found this parenting guide very relevant to my children's stages of development, and the light and friendly tone made for enjoyable reading too. Families Rating: 6 out of 6 stars'
-- Families Online, November 2014


Lou Harvey-Zahra grew up and did her teacher training in England. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she has taught in a number of different kindergarten, primary, special needs and Steiner-Waldorf school settings. She also leads playgroups and runs conscious parenting workshops. She is the author of Creative Discipline, Connected Family, and Through the Rainbow: A Waldorf Birthday Story for Children.

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.skiptomylouparenting.com

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