Welcome to Parenthood: How to design a fabulous family life

Welcome to Parenthood: How to design a fabulous family life

by Suni Sánchez

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Overview

Becoming a parent?

You can wing it, hope for the best and wait for your kid to get older before you try to fix any problems (at which point, it could be too late).

Or you can prepare and know that you’ve done everything in your power to support your child’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, while also honouring your own individuality, plans, aspirations, goals and needs.

Being a parent is not for the faint-hearted. Being a parent requires courage, knowledge and practice. We’re talking about a contract for life. Are you ready?

Welcome to Parenthood examines parenting as a social, emotional and even revolutionary activity. This book defines the twenty-first-century family living space and seeks to see every child and parent in this world empowered, valued, accepted and acknowledged. Discover how to create a harmonious home environment where all members of the family thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648244257
Publisher: Human HQ®
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Childhood development researcher Suni Sánchez thought about becoming a mum for years before she took the plunge.

Her passion for human rights and children's empowerment inspired her to spend the last nine years extensively researching early childhood and family dynamics. What she's seen over and over again is that parents want the best for their kids. They truly wish for their happiness and want to give them the best start in life, but they unknowingly do everything to sabotage their good intentions...and it is only downhill from there.

Through her proven, on-the-ground work, backed by scientific studies, she has discovered the recipe for enjoying this life-long role from day one.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Introduction 17

My Story 23

The Mythical Parenting Manual Now

Exists 26

Designing a Fabulous Family Life 31

Chapter 1: The Question of Family 37

The Choice 39

Creating Change 43

Family Ties 47

Respectful Partnership 49

Design Principles 56

Chapter 2: Prepare to Sew 59

Family Living 79

Chapter 3: Our Role as Parents 83

Busting Misconceptions 85

Preparation is Key 102

Chapter 4: Parent Research 113

Inward Observation 115

A Collection of Wild Colour 119

Outward Observation 127

Getting Hands-on 129

Transitions 134

Chapter 5: Our Needs as Individuals 143

What are My Needs? 146

Needs Weave 148

Chapter 6: The Parent Manifesto 156

Parents as Leaders 159

The Real Perfect Parent 166

Conclusion 175

What Next? 181

A Parent’s Pledge 184

Warning Label 187

Suni Loves … 189

Gratitude 191

The Author 195

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