The Present Parent Handbook: 26 Simple Tools to Discover that This Moment, This Action, This Thought , This Feeling is Exactly Why I’m Here
Parenting is difficult. Today, there are so many things vying for our attention that it can be hard to give our children the full, undivided, attention they deserve. If you’re a parent who knows you can do better, but you’re struggling, this may be the book for you.
The slim, nearly pocket-sized, volume provides concise tips to help parents learn to be more mindful of the time they spend with their children. Rather than mindlessly, uh-huhing and nodding when our children speak, the author encourages parents to really let go of their preoccupations and pay attention to the child in front of them. There are 26 simple tips, such as witness their wonder, let the moment unfold, and say ‘yes.’ Each tip is only a couple of pages long, so you don’t have to worry about letting this parenting book be a distraction. Some of the advice is a little philosophical more than concrete, but, overall, this book offers some good strategies to change the way we think and approach parenting in these overly committed lives we lead.