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An inspiring book and woman
on 30 April 2014
Parentuality is a book that will inspire all parents who want to develop a reflective and, as Linda writes, a "calm, connected and conscious" way of being with their child or children.
Linda is an educational psychologist, was a teacher and, most importantly, is a parent. Her reflections of personal and professional experiences help the reader to develop a deeper understanding of how we can have an "amazing" relationship with our children. The book is also a great resource for teachers, helping them to develop a greater understanding of children's needs and make the most of the wonderful opportunity they have to make a difference.
Linda describes The Why Parent approach that she has developed in recent years. Examples given help the reader to gain understanding of the approach and how it can help in our quest to develop relationships with children. The book provides activities that help the reader reflect on the different aspects of Parentuality - wellbeing, happiness, you, positive language, attachment, resilience, enjoyment, now and thanks.
In parts, the book is very moving as Linda reflects on her personal journey. The last section 'to my boys - thank you' sums up all that she has written. Linda is very inspiring and this book will help parents, teachers and whoever works with children to develop that "amazing" relationship with the children that touch their lives. Thank you for a great book and an approach I will be using for many years to come.