Written by Aleta Koman, this book gives an interesting insight on becoming a parent and how to tackle the ups and downs of parenthood. There are many factors that parents face on a daily basis, which can make life not that easy. This is probably why parents easily become stressed juggling worlds of both family life and work. This is probably why many may consider parenthood as a daunting task especially in today’s modern world. However, with the right attitude towards experimenting with a number of different approaches towards it, no parent will be left behind. Parents ask a million questions whether their parenting methods are right or wrong. No one wants to sacrifice their sanity when dealing with children with different personalities and attitudes.
This book is written in such a way where parents need to realize that their expectations and reality among their children are two different things. Sometimes, there’s a tendency of blurring those lines together and creating an unhealthy balance between the two. This book focuses on gaining a healthy understanding on the entire idea of parenthood and how realistic your approach to it is. It can be somewhat classified as a self-help book, but it’s also more of a guide on how to better approach your children in an assertive but caring way. After all, as a parent, you’ll need to grasp the fundamentals of parenthood so that you can raise children as independent individuals who will be ready to tackle almost everything that life has to offer them.
The topics that are found in this particular book are holistic as they look into every aspect of parenthood. If you have any questions regarding certain things, it is most likely that you will find the right answers in this book. There are also a lot of interesting topics that match today’s world such as children and technology as well as on how you should discipline your children. There are also sensitive topics that are discussed since they are existent within today’s society. One of them includes the topic of divorce that some parents do face in this generation.
The book is very real and has a sensible approach towards parenthood. The author of the book hardly uses euphemisms as she is direct when approaching certain ideas that parents might have not considered. This reason can be linked to the fact that Koman is a child and family therapist and has had experience in dealing with such events in relation to her clients. This is probably why the book can speak out to you on so many ways those other books of similar topic fail to do.
Other than that, this book includes valuable resources that parents can explore into, which makes it a handy source for all your parenting concerns. This reference can be the book you can turn to no matter what kind of child-rearing concern you currently have.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5