shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Sep 23rd - Extension COURSE ONE - Lacan from the Beginnings [tps&i]
Sep 26th - Extension COURSE THREE - Discussing Netflix Series with Psychoanalysts [tps&i]
Oct 1st - ISSTD Toronto 2021 - Changing Landscapes: Transforming the Way We Understand and Treat Complex Trauma [ISSTD]
Oct 5th - Extension COURSE TWO - Understanding of Work Groups Through the Psychoanalytic Lens [tps&i]
Oct 25th - 68th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Atlanta, GA [AACAP]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Now open for browsing 12-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sunday for three people at a time. Pickups still from 9 to 6, Monday to Saturday. Free shipping across Canada for orders over $100. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
I Am the Parent Who Stayed: Joyfully Parenting Alone
Farr, Nina
Practical Inspiration Press / Softcover / 2018-06-01 / 1788600126
Families and Parenting / Domestic Violence and Abuse
price: $18.95 (may be subject to change)
226 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-6 business days

Parenting alone after traumatic family breakdown is relentless, lonely, scary, hard. Nina Farr has been there and shows you how to rebuild your life and family, and rediscover your joy in being a parent.

Being The parent who stayed can be more beautiful than you ever imagined.

It's hard to be left taking care of your family all by yourself. Parenting alone in the wake of domestic violence, intense conflict or traumatic, unexpected events, makes being The parent who stayed even more difficult.

Are you standing in the ruins of your family wondering what the hell you have to do to get back to being ok again?

Has the amount of conflict, aggression and shame that came with separation/divorce floored your and your kids?

You deserve to be happy, no matter how awful this has been.

Parenting alone after traumatic family breakdown is relentless, lonely, scary and hard. The nights you sit on the stairs crying after the kids finally fall asleep. The days you can barely get out of bed but push on through because no-one else is going to pick up the pieces. The times you watch your children crumple into anger, despair and frustration and you simply don't know what to do.

If you feel that you're stuck in the trenches, this book is for you.
It's for you, if even lifting your eyes to the path ahead feels like putting yourself in the firing line.
It is for you if you're just about getting through the day you're in.
It's for you if you know that life cannot change when you have no perspective, no vision, and no plan.

You can figure out how to pick up all the broken pieces of your life and put them back together again.
Discover how to parent on your own with skill, courage and artistry.
Rebuild your family from the shattered mess of grief and anger
Create a life more beautiful and more rewarding than you ever thought possible, for both you and your children
Be truly proud of what you have achieved as a single parent, no matter how you arrived in this place
I promise that if you show up and work your way through this book with commitment you will also experience a new way of living together as a family. You'll discover a beautiful life waiting for you, where your family is whole and complete just as you are. You will learn how to put down all your resentments, how to let go of your need to control or manipulate people, places or things, and in the journey, rediscover your joy and connection to being a parent again.

Leadership Coach, Author and TEDx Speaker (plus ex-lone parent to two under twos) Nina Farr can show you how.

About the Author:

Welcome! I'm Nina Farr. I'm a leadership coach working with parents who are raising their families alone. I'm here to empower, challenge and inspire parents just like you, who have experienced family breakdown. To live connected and vibrant lives as strong parent-leaders for your families. My mission is to support you in navigating the challenge of your family changing shape. To deeply connect with your own skills, gifts and talents while unlocking your natural leadership potential. I believe there is no better person in the world to love and support your children through change than you, and you have everything you need to do the job well! Bold, adventurous, resilient parents raise children who are ready to explore this amazing world we all belong to. Are you ready to show them the way?

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / 12-5 Sun (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Families and Parenting