Title: All You Need Is Love : The Art of Mindful Parenting
Author: Shelja Sen
Publisher: Harper Collins India
How long it took me to read: A day
About the Book (Back Cover): 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 ourselves and ask whether our parenting is driven by our own needs or those of our children? More crucially, are we able to accept them and respect them for who they are?
Child and adolescent psychologist and family therapist Shelja Sen formulates five anchors of parenting to help you connect to the immense wealth of 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)
Commit (sustain the courage and compassion)
My Thoughts: All you need is Love : The art of mindful parenting, is a simple book which parents would like to read and reflect upon. The title itself sets the entire part to everything that this book is about i.e. love. It shares simple mindful parenting for readers, yet ‘Love’ in parenthood needs more care & patience than in any other relationship. We all know what heck of a roller-coaster parenting can be! However, the author simply and effortlessly brings this book as a help by highlighting the essentials & details. These simple tips when practiced, will shape the bond between a child and parent on a long run. Needless to say this book is great for parents, teachers and anyone practicing in childcare. Also, for parents who are particularly fearsome how to make the teen years of their kids effortless.
My Favourite parts in the book:
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.
Going to stay on my Bookshelf? Yes, it was nice to read through the book. ‘All You Need Is Love’ makes it to my bookshelf !
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