The concept of a mind/body parenting book is great, but this is more like a mind/body pregnancy & baby book (a very different and interesting one). However, I think that the title & subtitle are misleading -- while the use of the words "Child" and "Parenting" are correct (a baby is a child!), there is so much more to parenting older children. I am usually a thorough researcher before I buy, but somehow I missed that. For example, major sections are present on baby massage instructions (would love some instructions for my 2, 4 & 5 year old!), eating during pregnancy, and topics like nursing and post pregnancy care. I haven't read it in it's entirety yet but I've read portions of all the major sections. I will update my review once I do (if I do, considering that I am done having babies!). In the meanwhile, wanted to help anyone else who might be looking at this.
This is my first foray into Ayurveda and I find that part interesting, but I clearly need a different resource since her instructions are specific to pregnancy & babies. For example, she tells you how to evaluate your baby and yourself, but I'm not sure how to evaluate my kids -- do I think back to whether they had diaper rash as a baby & apply that to their current state "diagnosis"? Many of the eating recommendations specify that they are for pregnancy only. While she uses many anecdotal stories of her granddaughter to illustrate her points, I would have been helped by more illustrative examples of how her concepts have been implemented by families and the impacts that have resulted, practical application, etc.