I accept and love you the way you are. You are unique, you are different and you are you. I will not compare you with others, I will not constantly keep expecting and demanding what you might not be able to do or give. As parents, we foist our dreams and aspirations on our children, push them to be more than we could ever be. But do we have the courage and honesty to look within and ask what drives our parenting - our own needs or those of our children? More crucially, are we able to accept them and respect them for who they are? Child & adolescent psychologist and family therapist Shelja Sen formulates five anchors of parenting to help you connect with the immense wisdom that is already present in you: Connect (create the foundation of parenting); Coach (build the necessary skills in children through an understanding of their unique wiring and temperament); Care (nurture ourselves for a more wholesome life); Community (build caring ecosystems for children to thrive in) and Commit (sustain the courage and compassion). Groundbreaking, essential reading.
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers India|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Shelja Sen lives in Delhi with her husband and two vibrant children, Nishat and Anya. Shelja is a child & adolescent psychologist and family therapist. She loves children and believes that more than professional training, the children - hers as well and those of other parents - she has worked with for over two decades, are the ones who taught her about life. Shelja has co-founded Children First, an institute fo r child & adolescent mental health and she also practises there. She holds workshops and writes regular columns on parenting for Indian parents. Her passion for parenting pushed her to write this book in which she shares her journey. Shelja believes that parenting is not about fixing the child but growing up and empowering ourselves on this journey. Shelja also loves the outdoors and enjoys listening to music, watching movies, baking, dancing, reading books and writing. You could write to Shelja at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Children First at www. childrenfirstindia.com