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Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves: Transforming parent-child relationships from reaction and struggle to freedom, power and joy Paperback – Jan 1 2006
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About the Author
Naomi Aldort is the author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, sold in thirteen languages. Her advice columns are published in progressive parenting magazines worldwide. Aldort offers guidance by phone/Skype internationally regarding all ages, babies through teens: attachment parenting; natural learning; peaceful and powerful parent-child relationships, self-realization, marriage and more. Products, phone sessions and free newsletter: www.authenticparent.com
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Then I found the answer that unlocked the mystery behind my child's behavior in Aldort's book, "Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves." It changed my relationship with my son the day I started following her recommendations. As I learned from the book (verified by my experience) it won't do any good to punish a child's behavior; it fact, it will only make it worse. There's an underlying reason for his behavior, and until I address it in an understanding and kind way, it will continue. Now I understand why he was acting the way he was and, more importantly, how I was causing it without even knowing it. Once I understood him, I could concentrate on solving the larger problem rather than correcting (punishing) the behavior.
Ever since I changed the way I interact with and speak to my child (according to Aldort's recommendations), my relationship with him has been transformed and, no surprise, he hasn't been aggressive at all. The book has given me tools of love and connection in all areas of parenting. I can't recommend this book highly enough. Buy one for yourself and one for all of your friends.
I want to thank Naomi for the clarity that her book has provided me. As much as it breaks my heart to read about what I have always known I needed and didn't receive, it has spelled out exactly what that was (that was missing) and how to provide it for my own children.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be the best parent they can be. Whether you enjoyed your own childhood or not, this book has something to offer anyone who wants to be even better or who is starting from a place of pain and anger and doesn't know where to begin.
In applying Ms. Aldort?s suggestions myself, I have found that my listening and communication skills are improving and I am definitely more mindful, more empathetic, and more flexible as a parent. Happily, my children have noticed this change and, even more happily, have emulated it in their relationships with each other, with their father, with me, and with friends. A little positive parenting goes a long way!!
Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves is a must-read, must-have book for parents who are trying to break a personal or cultural cycle of authoritarianism and start becoming the mothers and fathers they wish to be.
I laughed and cried and healed as a result of reading this book and I recommend it to all parents. It is truly about changing your mind and simply finding that when love comes straight from the heart, children flourish as a result.
The book is filled with user-friendly ideas and strategies that relate to real life situations of children of all ages. Get this book you will be so happy
Most recent customer reviews
A recommended reading for all parents with some interesting perspectives around control and parenting.Published 14 months ago by Klaus Knierim
One of the best parenting book i ever read. I have read 30 plus. There are a few on top of the list. This is one of them along with 'positive discipline'.Published 18 months ago by mj
I have a 1 year old and it's never too early to start raising ourselves as parents. This book covers quite a lot to my surprise but I find it too repetitive (the constant... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Carmen
Every parent, teacher and child psychiatrist/psychologist should read it!
Every child deserves unconditional love to grow up happy and healthy.
If you have ever wondered what Attachment Parenting looks like when the breastfeeding-cosleeping-babywearing days are over, this book will tell you. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2010 by Jazzy Mama
This book is just awful. The premise is to treat children as though they are adults capable of making their own decisions and run their lives. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2010 by Angela Sheppard
This book could have been one chapter, as it was really repetative. Although I think some of the ideas were good, they were vague and repeated endlessly throughout the book.Published on May 10 2009 by LD
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