Want to defy the gravity of your upbringing OR build a bridge between yours and your partner’s different parenting styles?
Parenting is a calling of the highest order. A humble job, it’s also the most honorable and important work in life. Yet you are given so little training to become the kind of parent you long to be. Frazzled by the dizzying changes of today’s complex world, bombarded by countless “shoulds,” and torn between the experts and your heart’s knowing, you watch your best intentions get overrun. What’s more, you are expected to simply be a good parent, regardless of the quality of parenting you received. House of the Sun takes a fresh approach . . .
It suggests that deep within you is a well of natural wisdom that’s the key to being a superb parent for your child. Gently, you come to understand why you sometimes parent in ways you wish you didn’t—and how to shift, whether your children are four or forty. Guided by a metaphor from Nature, you’ll discover the best in you so that you can bring out the best in your child by:
• inviting your natural wisdom to bloom
• building your parenting skills no matter your history
• applying timeless guidance to every age and stage
• calling on a memorable framework even when life is stressful
Whether you long to reverse dysfunctional family patterns or merely refine your current parenting style, House of the Sun is a companion and guide to nurturing the well-being of each person in the family, as well as for the development of the “Unique Gift” your child has brought to bless the world.
The authors did an amazing and profound job in presenting their insights, experiences, and methods, which assist in creating a deeper understanding of how "your total self" can influence your child's development from early stages. The chapters are beautifully crafted. They provide a complete understanding of ways to achieve not only your child's growth and development, but yours as well. It's a book for everyone. Whether you are a parent of older children or child-free, you will enjoy and gain something from this book. The way the authors go to the root of how we as people act, react, speak, think, and treat each other, and then provide solutions and suggestions all in a simplified and intriguing manner, really makes this a more than one- or two-time read.
This book had an impact on me right away. It nudged me to see things that I was doing in my own parenting that I could do a lot better. That is what a good book on parenting should do—pique your awareness about key concepts and inspire you to put them into regular practice. House of the Sun does both.
This book is a must read for anyone, with or without children. It has such a gentle, playful approach . . . it is softer, sweeter, and happier than any " parenting" book out there. Definitely a must for anyone's parenting library!