Susan Stiffleman, an internationally respected parent educator, therapist, author, and parenting expert has just released another helpful book. “Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids” is a great resource for parents who want to raise their kids in a more calm, peaceful and loving way and then see the results. The book is filled with practical coaching, illuminating tales from her practice and exercises for the reader to learn to “become the parents we most want to be while raising confident, caring children.”
“Our children can be our greatest teachers,” Parenting expert Susan Stiffelman writes. She points out that, ironically, the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us to raise our children with greater ease and enjoyment.
For those of us who are now ParentingOurParents — or POParenting — or feeling “sandwiched” as we try to parent both our youngsters and our seniors, this new book will be an excellent resource for you as well. After all, the same steps Stiffelman suggests we take to be there for our children and parent them with presence can equally well be applied with our aging parents, to have a better relationship with them and ultimately with ourselves.