After being bombarded by parenting fad after parenting fad, moms and dads finally have a friendly, commonsense guide to raising thriving children.
Today, many parents have rejected the dictatorships they resented from their own childhoods. But they overcorrected by turning into child-pleasers. Showering praise and letting kids rule the roost has actually eroded the very self-esteem parents are trying to create.
Using her clinical experience, psychiatrist Robin Berman shows parents how they can take charge while building a loving family with deep connections. How children learn love and respect at home becomes the template for how they show love and respect in life. It’s a huge task, but Dr. Berman is your ally every step of the way.
Every parent’s struggles are reflected (many of them comically), but so are heartwarming triumphs. Parents, teachers and children themselves recount turning points at which they figured out what great parenting looked like and the magic it unlocked.
This engaging book—a perfect mix of medical research and inspirational anecdotes—just might be the key to being the parent you want to be and the parent your children need.
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About the Author
Robin Berman, MD, is a psychiatrist and an associate professor at UCLA. She is a certified Reflective Parenting group leader and a Simplicity Parenting group leader. Dr. Berman is a founding board member of the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later 7
Chapter 2 The Strength of the Bond 27
Chapter 3 Look, No Hands! 51
Chapter 4 Being an Emotional Grown-up 73
Chapter 5 Trash the Trash Talk 100
Chapter 6 Prada Kids 129
Chapter 7 Moderating Media 157
Chapter 8 Life Is Remembered in the Pauses 188
Chapter 9 Love's Lasting Legacy 210
Chapter 10 Out of the Mouths of Babes 228
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