The Parenting Map: Step-by-Step Solutions To Consciously Create the Ultimate Parent-Child Relationship

HarperOne. Feb. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780063267954. $29.99. PARENTING
With her previous titles (The Conscious Parent, The Awakened Family, and A Radical Awakening) championed by Oprah, clinical psychologist Tsabary further advocates the conscious parenting model and dedicates this book to parents feeling trapped and looking to make positive changes. Past volumes addressed “why” questions; in this book, practical how-tos are explored. Tsabary asserts that the keys lie in embracing differences and allowing everyone in the household to be their authentic selves, devoid of judgment. She wants readers to remember that children are not mini-adults. The book focuses on self-development and its central role in removing the fantasy world of parenting that keeps many in a fixed mindset. Journaling exercises are included, and the author explores the personality types of both parents and children and how they interact. The book shows that while guilt, blame, and shame often seem to be roadblocks for today’s parents, mistakes can be a tool to awaken them and often results in true changes from the inside out.
VERDICT An essential title that advocates for internal changes that start with the parent.
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