Planned Parenthood isn’t just about planning the right time in your life to have a child. It’s also about making choices regarding how you want to raise your child by understanding yourself, discovering your own coaching abilities, and developing a conscious map that allows for a few side excursions along the way. It’s about opening the drapes and letting the light in, taking deep breaths, and embracing all the sweet, inconvenient, laughable, stressful, playful ups and downs of this great adventure.
At its heart, this book is a personal journey of raising children to be empowered, authentic and confident in themselves. It is about helping the parent engage in effective communication, teaching skills such as, leading your children to be responsible for their choices and actions and teaching them to trust their own intuitive signals along with, insights on breaking old parenting patterns.
Parenting has changed dramatically since you were raised, and by the time you raise your children, it will dramatically change again. This is known as the Highway of Life and as such, there are times you will find the process… slow. Other times you will find the ride is going way too fast, and just want to put your foot on the brakes. Every child is different, every child has challenges they will test you with, and every experience can be the most profound moments of your life.
This book is for parents of children of all ages, including grandparents, caregivers, teachers, coaches, babysitters – anyone who interacts with growing children, in any setting. They say it takes a village to raise a child. This book is for the village.