Through the Rough Times: Parenting with Wit and Wisdom in Times of Chaos and Lossby Barbara Coloroso
Bestselling parenting author, Barbara Coloroso, tackles the question of how to parent when life is not smooth. When tragedy or trauma invades daily life. Whether it be a small crisis or a major disaster, Barbara looks at how we as parents can best comfort and nurture our children, and ourselves, as we navigate through the inevitable suffering, adversity, chaos, and losses in our lives. Barbara shares her own experiences, along with others, to illustrate the importance of optimistic parenting during these times. Along with the crises encountered by most families in their daily lives, Barbara's own family has experienced the trauma of a child being diagnosed with cancer. As Barbara says: �Life is not fair. Life hurts. Life is good'. The T.A.O. theory of successful parenting during difficult times is introduced: time, affection and optimism. Concentrating on these three factors during difficult times is the key to good parenting, says Barbara Coloroso.
Author Biography: Barbara Colroso is the bestselling author of kids are worth it! and an internationally recognised speaker in the areas of parenting, teaching, positive school climate, non-violent conflict resolution and grieving. Her workshops, seminars, audio and video programs have contributed to the lives of hundreds of thousands of parents, teachers and children. Barbara's background is in sociology, special education, philosophy and theology. A former Franciscan nun, she has studied many religions and offers inspirational quotes throughout her books. Barbara lives with her husband in Littleton, Colorado. As a mother of three grown children, a teacher and university instructor, Barbara has had many opportunities toapply her philosophy.
- Lothian Books
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