Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.
A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years.
"Laura Davis and Janis Keyser provide straightforward approaches to the everyday questions and struggles faced by parents, and even answer questions you might have been afraid to ask. They speak respectfully to all types of families, offering insights and tools that really work. A great practical and readable resource. I highly recommend it."
--Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of Raising Your Spirited Child
"This unusually thorough book provides today's parents with rich and abundant insights...an enormously helpful resource."
--Polly Berrien Berends, author of Whole Child, Whole Parent; Gently Lead; and Coming to Life
About the Authors:
Laura Davis is the coauthor of the bestselling Courage to Heal and the author of The Courage to Heal Workbook and Allies in Healing. A breast cancer survivor and dedicated mother and daughter, her books have been translated into 11 languages and have sold more than 1.8 million copies.
Janis Keyser is a parenting educator and program director. She teaches in the Early Childhood Education department at Cabrillo College in California and has been conducting workshops and facilitating parenting classes for twenty years. She is the mother of three, the stepmother of five, and the grandmother of twelve.