• Doc David

When Parenting Backfires

We as parents want to be the best that we can be when we parent our children. The problem is that we often have a lot of baggage from our past that make parenting difficult and we don’t even know it.

Parenting books are written over and over and give formulas on how to do things differently…do this….then this…and then this should happen. These books don’t take into account the attitude, personality and temperament of the child being parented.

“When Parenting Backfires”, doesn’t focus on the child it focuses on how WE as parents think and what our expectations are when we parent. It challenges US to change the way we think which in turn will change the way we parent. In this instance Knowledge is actual power.

Let’s be honest. Parenting is hard. From the moment children take their first breaths, parents are faced with decisions and choices that no manual could ever fully explain. And the way you parent is constantly changing: babies need protection, toddlers need direction, and teens need influence. We as parents are simply expected to do it and do it well. From two therapists who have a combined 25 years of experience working with families comes a new kind of parenting book. This book doesn’t focus on technique, a discipline scheme or parenting style. This book focuses on the parent themselves, specifically the kind of thinking that makes parents effective or ineffective. This book is an SOS help for parents! "When Parenting Backfires" examines 12 thinking errors commonly made by parents. In each chapter Dan and David:

• Explain the thinking error • How it backfires • What parents can do to correct the thinking error • And real life examples of parents who have recognized their thinking error, made the correction, and improved their effectiveness.

When Parenting Backfires is unlike any books on parenting. Let this book do its work. Let down your guard and be open to the new ideas. The biggest risk you’ll take is to your ego as you improve your parenting skills and your relationship with your kids. I think any effective parent is willing to take those odds. Are you?

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