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I know you care about children. Whether you've got your own kids or you look after other people's, you have a deep love for these little humans.

You want them to grow up in a world where people are basically kind to each other and kind to the planet. But when you look at the world now—a mental health crisis, a global pandemic, climate change, war—you worry about the possible future your child is facing and how they will cope.

There are already countless parenting books, many of them very helpful. But few address the backdrop to our parenting—a world so full of change and uncertainty that it's getting harder to catch our breath, to find our feet on solid ground. The truth is that our children's minds are affected by this world, and we don't talk about this anywhere near enough.

Whatever your worries, I've created this book for us to explore these worries together. If there is one lesson we really need to learn in the 21st century, it is this: we are all in this together.

I'm not promising a quick-fix, instant enlightenment and eternal peace. What I can say for sure is that in this book you will find practical tools and perspectives that will help you find your own authentic answer to the question: how can we best prepare our children to live in these times?

You will learn to navigate uncomfortable truths and feelings, and I will guide you to bring a little more love and healing to the parts of your self, the parts of your child and the parts of the world that cause you the most concern.

You might laugh, and you might cry, but whatever your experience, I guarantee you will learn at least one insight that could well be life-changing.

©2022 Louis Weinstock (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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"I know of no one better qualified to understand what young people are facing today." (Philippa Perry)

"Louis cares deeply about children and the world they are growing up in. In this book, he provides a brilliant, nurturing, much-needed voice to children and anyone who cares about children." (Jessie Ware)

"Passionate about empowering children, young people and families to reclaim their attention, Louis is delivering a message of hope for the future without shying away from the very real existential challenges of today." (David Lammy)

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