By: Haim Amit
Educational Psychologist, Certified Family therapist, Organizational Consultant
Author of the books: Confident Parenting, Modan, 2012.
Parents as Leaders, Modan, 2006. & Parents as Humans, Sifriat Poalim, 1997
About Confident Parenting
Confident Parenting presents in a detailed and in-depth format the Parental Leadership Approach for parents of preschoolers. Preschoolers’ parents’ biggest challenge: a parent who protects and guides while at the same time giving warmth, love, and sensitivity to their children’s needs without the parent forfeiting her own needs as an individual and a partner. What differentiates Confident Parenting is a combination of three important Support Sources for parents:
- Practical advice on everyday matters like eating, sleep, fears and anxieties, weaning (from nursing, pacifier, thumb, and / or diapers), power struggles, aggression, tantrums, birth of a sibling, sibling rivalry, getting along with other children, lying, sexuality, crying, playing fair, death, preferring one parent over the other, and going on vacation
- The Parental Leadership Approach that lies at the heart of Confident Parenting – Chapter 1 teaches the Seven Parenting Tools in the Parental Leadership Toolbox, enabling parents to parent confidently:
- Strategic Thinking
- Setting an Example
- Setting Limits
- Conducting a Dialog
- Parental Partnership
3. The 11 Skills – Chapter 2 teaches the 11 Survival Skills, or personal development skills parents can actually impart to their preschoolers:
- Moral Compass
Mastering these Eleven Skills not only goes a long way toward solving children’s problems, but even prevents problems from cropping up. Moreover, the parent’s holding a mirror up to him- or herself and periodically fine-tuning The Eleven enables her to check progress, and gives her an opportunity to empower herself both as a parent and an individual.
Two more unique extras offered by Confident Parenting:
√ The book focuses discretely on the three sub-stages of the preschool child’s development, a subject too often overlooked in the parenting literature.
√ The personal angle: The author has included examples from his own parenting experience and his own retrospective, allowing the reader to identify with and gain parenting insight therefrom.
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