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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781035415946

Price: £20

ON SALE: 25th January 2024

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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Let go of perfect and become a transformative, positive influence in a child’s life while creating your own definition of success, with help from development psychologist and podcaster Dr. Aliza Pressman.

Great news: science says that getting it right about half the time is all you need to do to be the parent that your kid needs.

One hundred years of developmental psychology established what really matters in parenting. Contemporary neuroscience shows that we can retrain our reactions to situations. Now, Dr. AlizaPressman, cofounding director of the Mount Sinai Parenting Center and host of the hit podcast Rasing Good Humans, has written the book on how to combine those fields and start cutting yourself some slack as a parent. This parenting book is for parents who are tired of extreme advice and the pressure to be perfect and want a playbook for raising independent, motivated, and well-adjusted kids.

The Five Principles of Parenting teaches you how to let the little stuff go, identify when to worry, and focus on the skills that actually impact raising kids who are responsible, motivated, healthy, and connected such as:

-Engaged observation using the BALANCE technique
-Setting and holding boundaries consistent with your family’s values
-The ability to repair after a rupture
-Shared experiences of joy
-And more

Dr. Pressman’s process gives strategies for the most common parenting challenges, meeting difficult moments in a way that is as relevant for six-year-olds as it is for sixteen-year-olds (because, spoiler alert: the tantrums of childhood are mirrors of the tantrums of adolescents and teens). With enormous compassion and just the right amount of snarky humor, Dr. Pressman provides the breath of fresh air you need to focus on what really matters when it comes to parenting.

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