PARENTS want the best and do their utmost to facilitate the best in their children. They stretch beyond their available resources-time, energy, finance, efforts, etc.- to provide an environment to their children for enabling optimal growth in them. Parents want their children to be responsible, confident, intelligent, independent, creative, ethical and good.
Right dreams, passion for realising those dreams and sustained efforts commensurate to that passion are all there in parents, yet the results are always not in line. For parents, their dreams for their children are noble, yet more often than not they find themselves at loggerheads, frustrated, exhausted and uncertain of the rightness and efficacy of their parental effort and are sceptical of the potential of their children, particularly when they find their off-springs struggling with low self-esteem, loneliness, boredom obesity; suffering from stress, burnout and depression. “Kids do not come with a manual and the jargon of work on parenting is often conflicting and polarised,” says the author.
This book addresses parenting conflicts and dilemmas-how to manage the thin line between freedom and structure, space and control, being a mentor and a friend-exploitation of the child versus his native endowments.
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