Parenting Book Club ~ Self-Aware Parent: resolving conflict and building a better bond with your child
This session of the Parenting Book Club will focus on Self-Aware Parent.
"A healthy relationship based on mutual trust is every parent's wish. The bond between infant and parent is a natural phenomenon, but as children reach their preteens and form their own personalities, fireworks between the child and parent can ensue. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience and new theories on attachment, family therapist and consultant to Parents magazine Dr. Fran Walfish argues that parents need to distinguish their own personality types in order to make more informed decisions about how they interact and raise their own children. This step-by-step guide shows parents: * how to recognize the strength and weaknesses of your parenting style and how it affects your child; * the ways your style might clash with your child's nature, and how to negotiate a common ground; * the vital importance of establishing trust with a preteen to better prepare for turbulent teen years. Written with warmth, authority, and wit, Dr. Walfish holds a gentle mirror up to parents and helps them understand themselves in order to create a closer relationship with their child"--
About the Parenting Book Club:
This book group meets once every six weeks and is co-facilitated by Emerald Mountain School Head of School, Sharon Mensing and Bud Werner Library's Circulation Services Manager, Michelle Dover. Subjects to be covered in 2014 include navigating “Perfect Parent World,” the complexity of introversion as an expression of a personality; how to recognize the strength and weaknesses of your parenting style and how it affects your child; managing stress, creating peaceful environments, and simply being mindful and enjoying our children. The book discussion group is designed to be inclusive, supportive and meet the needs and interests of the group. The group is open to anyone interested in participating, but you are asked to sign up ahead of time. You need not attend all the discussions, just pick the ones that interest you! Group is limited to 15 participants per meeting. Sign up! Sign up at the circulation desk, call 879-0240, or register by filling out the online form.