Born to Grow: Parenting Happy and Confident Children, Umesh Sharma (Dr), Orient Publishing, Pp 248, Rs 295.00 (PB)
A child needs parents who understand him/her and find the time to cultivate friendship and love; parents who face the facts of life and live by truth; parents who live within their means and give their children examples of thrift, security and stability; parents who are industrious and teach their children that good things in life come through hard work; parents who have worthwhile goals in life and seek help from their children to help them attain them; parents who have common sense, act as friends and who live in harmony with each other and with children while serving as role models. Parents are a child’s first and most influential teachers and impact all domains of his/her growth and development.
Parenting is a lifelong dynamic process where they have to live unconditionally, nurture, guide, encourage and protect their child from birth to adulthood. Some parents receive no preparation for training their child, which makes them feel insecure and confused after the birth of the child. Doctors provide some basic information on care, immunisation and feeding, but no one teaches how to nurture, support, guide and educate the child.
This book shows that parents who understand how young children develop and grow and who acknowledge the individual uniqueness of each and every child can develop a more positive relationship with their child. At the same time, children who experience understanding from adults in their lives during the developmental years are more likely to become loving and caring adults.
In brief, this book provides relevant guidance and effective roadmaps to a never-ending process of parenting.
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