Book Blurb –
DON’T RAISE YOUR CHILDREN, RAISE YOURSELF by Dr. Swati Lodha
How often do you feel inadequate and helpless as a parent when you are not sure about your actions as parents?
Don’t you wish there was an “owners manual” for parents that would give you the insights, the knowledge, the skills and the inspiration to be the best parent you can be?
The wisdom to set up your child for success in life?
We live in an option-rich world filled with a myriad of distractions such as technology, social media, demands at work, aging parents and it is challenging to be an effective parent in todays’ world.
We prepare for every test, every interview, however, don’t we need to prepare as a parent – a role that we play for the longest time in our lives?
This book is unique as it offers inspiration based on Indian Mythology for parents. Read the interesting dreams and learn the parenting philosophy flowing out of it. Each dream will open a new understanding of parenting for you to use in your daily life.
About the Author
Dr. Swati Lodha, the author, has 18 years’ experience as a life transformation coach. Additionally, she has mentored thousands of children, adolescents and youth as well as professionals – parents through her organization SWASH founded in Rajasthan, India. Doubling up as Director of a B-School for a decade, she has been actively involved with young future managers and leaders. By interacting with these students, Dr. Swati Lodha has learned what shapes children up – their upbringing, their social interactions and impact of technology in their lives.
Most importantly, the author’s 15-year old daughter has given her the first hand experience of being a Parent and taken her through the daily dose of dilemmas and dreams as a Parent.
In the past 5 years, Dr. Swati Lodha has interacted with more than 500 parents to understand their views, beliefs and action plan with regard to Parenting.
In her debut parenting book, Don’t Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself, Dr. Swati Lodha shares with you her deep knowledge, wisdom and hands-on experiences she has gathered over the years.
The ultimate goal of this book is to empower you to raise happy kids loved by themselves, confident kids respected by the world, responsible kids trusted by family, community and the world. Also, it will guide you to raise Parents who are patient, balanced and disciplined.
Book Review – DON’T RAISE YOUR CHILDREN, RAISE YOURSELF by Dr. Swati Lodha
I came across Dr. Swati Lodha recently through the online launch of her latest book ’54 reasons why parents suck’. Frankly I was more intrigued by the title of the book and decided to research the authors previous work. And thus came to read ‘Dont raise your kids, raise yourself’
The one unique feature of this book is the author’s reference to stories from Indian mythological. More so, it creates a phase wise analogy with the 27 days of moon cycle . And then the narrative is further categorised into sections about 1) Qualities that a parent should seek within themselves to become a successful parent, 2) Phase two focuses on the development stages of a child and how their behaviour is a function of their age.3) The third phase is an elaboration of how the trio of genetics, external influence and parents contribute to the making of a personality 4) it even analysis various parenting styles to understand how each type fits into a family.
The book ‘Don’t Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself’ just does not talk about the prevailing problems, but also prescribes relevant solutions in the form of modifications to parental behavioral and strategies. It then goes on to lay out 25principles for kids to emulate and closes on a note saying that if we as parents are able to imbibe in our kids, we can be assured that we have done our job right. Our kids will grow up as responsible, confident and happy adults.
I strongly recommend this book for all young and midlifer parents, who wish to rediscover the art of parenting and are willing to reinvent the cycle altogether. With the added masala of mythology, ‘ Don’t Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself ‘ makes for an engaging read.
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