Parenting with Wit and Wisdom in Times of Chaos and Loss.
Being a parent is both a joy and one of life's greatest challenges. When illness, divorce, death or other loss bring chaos and confusion into the family, Barbara Coloroso shows that we can rely on time, affection and optimism to get us through crisis and difficulty. If we spend time with our children, attending to their needs but also showing them affection, compassion and kindness, and sharing with them a sense of optimism, we are teaching them that grief as well as joy are vital and inevitable parts of life.
This must-read book brims with warmly sensible and thoroughly practical advice for parents of children - from toddlers to teenagers - on how to use the very stuff of family life - chores, mealtime, bedtime, sibling rivalry, allowances - to create a home environment in which children can develop their own sense of inner discipline.