When you search for the best parenting books on the internet, there is a storm of them with each book claiming to make you a better parent, a better confidant, a better teacher.
With passing time and changing beliefs, parenting has taken a new dimension altogether. The way to deal with kids has tremendously changed over the years. The times in which we grew up as children were in contrast to those prevailing now.
Having worked as a learning evangelist and trainer for more than two decades, I have personally observed this drastic transformation and have dealt with nuances of it with thousands of children, teachers, and parents.
‘Overcoming Parenting Myths’ is a reflection of my journey as a parent, teacher, trainer and most importantly, a learner. It is an effort to offer practical solutions to the lingering questions by parents and educators for years in a refreshing way. In this book, I have tried to put forth suggestions that are simple and easy to follow.
But why do parents and educators have to read this book when there are so many other options available? I have curated three simple reasons-
IT IS BASED ON THE POWER OF BELIEFS
The power of beliefs is an incredible concept that has moved mountains and transformed the lives of many. It is one of the most overlooked superpowers in the world. ‘Overcoming Parenting Myths’ allows you to reflect on and challenge your power of beliefs and how it can help you be better parents, educators who can raise perseverant, confident, hopeful and resilient children- children, who are just not their kids but also the next generation.
IT MAKES YOU REFLECT, INTROSPECT AND RESPECT
In order to be able to give better lives to children, we need to first put on our oxygen masks. Usually, parents and teachers overlook their needs and aspirations as a part of the upbringing process. However, that’s not how the idea of parenting works. As per my vision and experience, parenting or raising children is about reflecting on your own actions, introspecting your own beliefs and respecting the child’s needs.
IT TEACHES YOU TO BE NOT FOR CHILDREN, BUT WITH CHILDREN
A child does not need ‘only love’ to be able to feel safe and protected. What children nowadays demand is uninterrupted attention and assurance of being taken care of.
‘Overcoming Parenting Myths’ talks about how you need not be for your children and rather influence your actions in a way that you tend to be with your children.
I’m sure that the parents and educators will find the book as a ready reckoner and useful referral to realign their views and approaches to child rearing and parenting.
– SONAL AHUJA