As parents, we foist our dreams and aspirations on our children, push them to be more that we could ever be. But do we have the courage and honesty to look within ourselves and ask whether our parenting is driven by our own needs or those of our children? Just as importantly, are we able to accept them and respect them for who they are?
All You Need Is Love will convince you that parenting is not just about bringing up children; it is about empowering ourselves to be better human beings. It is not about teaching but about learning from our children. This is a book of strategies, tools, reflections and anecdotes for twenty-first century parenting. It will help you connect to the immense wealth of wisdom that is already present in you.
Child & adolescent psychologist and family therapist Dr Shelja Sen highlights this through her five anchors of parenting - Connect (create the foundation of parenting); Coach (build the necessary skills in children through an understanding of their unique wiring and temperament); Care (nurture ourselves for a more wholesome life); Community (build caring ecosystems for children to thrive in) and Commit (sustain the courage and compassion).
Watch Shelja Sen’s TED Talk on How to Speak to Your Children
Watch her Video on 5 Cs of Parenting
Making a paradigm shift, Sen writes \"Parenting is not just about bringing up children. It is about growing up and transforming ourselves to be better human beings” Urban parents, working or stay-at-home, would do well to get themselves a copy. Actually, make that every parent
Although there are endless discussions on what is good and not good for children, Shelja has a simple belief — a happy mother is the best thing for children
All You Need is Love, The Art of Mindful Parenting is a wholesome guide to parenting
Alive with anecdotes, distilled theory and authentic empathy, this gift of a book nudges us gently and playfully through a reflective connect with ourselves and our children into the world of life-affirming parenting! Shelja is a wise guide…My well- thumbed copy is evidence of its real value.
This is a wise and wonderful book written by the talented therapist, Dr Shelja Sen. Professionals and parents alike will enjoy this well-written and insightful text. Outstanding!
The pure, joyous and unconditional PROCESS of relating that recognises, acknowledges and embraces the unique PERSONHOOD of your child...that is what the book is about