Joyful parenting may sound like an impossible goal to mums and dads buried in the day to day slog of managing a family. But this isn’t another parenting manual, no guide to becoming a perfect parent, a tiger mum. It is a Hero’s Journey into finding yourself as a parent and experiencing stillness on a path of personal growth. Sounds impossible? You may be surprised. It offers interesting challenges, like noticing your mind’s resistance to a child’s whining and bad behaviour, like respecting feelings of anger, like bringing mindfulness to a fierce sense of attachment. It offers sound advice like learning to listen, nurturing ourselves as parents, remaining curious. And never forget to celebrate even the smallest things. An interesting and mind opening read for anyone raising children.
Hardcover, 144pp, 2015