Becoming a parent?
You can wing it, hope for the best and wait for your kid to get older before you try to fix any problems (at which point, it could be too late).
Or you can prepare and know that you've done everything in your power to support your child's mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, while also honouring your own individuality, plans, aspirations, goals and needs.
Being a parent is not for the faint-hearted. Being a parent requires courage, knowledge and practice. We're talking about a contract for life. Are you ready?
Welcome to Parenthood examines parenting as a social, emotional and even revolutionary activity. This book defines the twenty-first-century family living space and seeks to see every child and parent in this world empowered, valued, accepted and acknowledged. Discover how to create a harmonious home environment where all members of the family thrive.
Childhood development researcher Suni Sánchez thought about becoming a mum for years before she took the plunge.
Her passion for human rights and children's empowerment inspired her to spend the last nine years extensively researching early childhood and family dynamics. What she's seen over and over again is that parents want the best for their kids. They truly wish for their happiness and want to give them the best start in life, but they unknowingly do everything to sabotage their good intentions...and it is only downhill from there.
Through her proven, on-the-ground work, backed by scientific studies, she has discovered the recipe for enjoying this life-long role from day one.
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My Story 23
The Mythical Parenting Manual Now
Designing a Fabulous Family Life 31
Chapter 1: The Question of Family 37
The Choice 39
Creating Change 43
Family Ties 47
Respectful Partnership 49
Design Principles 56
Chapter 2: Prepare to Sew 59
Family Living 79
Chapter 3: Our Role as Parents 83
Busting Misconceptions 85
Preparation is Key 102
Chapter 4: Parent Research 113
Inward Observation 115
A Collection of Wild Colour 119
Outward Observation 127
Getting Hands-on 129
Chapter 5: Our Needs as Individuals 143
What are My Needs? 146
Needs Weave 148
Chapter 6: The Parent Manifesto 156
Parents as Leaders 159
The Real Perfect Parent 166
What Next? 181
A Parent's Pledge 184
Warning Label 187
Suni Loves … 189
The Author 195