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The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children
by Cathy Cassani Adams (Goodreads Author)
If we are open to it, we can learn a great deal about ourselves through parenting. When we can tap into this wonderful gift of self-awareness, we naturally become better parents. Parenting endures from a child's birth to adulthood, and there are new and important lessons for us to embrace at every age. Through a series of relatable essays, Cathy Cassani Adams highlights ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 29th 2009 by Booksurge Publishing
(first published January 1st 2009)
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Although I was surprised at how short this book was, I enjoyed reading the vignettes shared by CCA about her journey into self-aware parenting. I'm an avid listener to the Zen Parenting podcast (highly recommend it, regardless of whether you have kids!) hosted by Todd and Cathy, and reading this book introduces, or at least touches on, a lot of what they discuss at length in their podcast. I love the podcast because they are so candid and human about the ups and downs of parenting but always ...more
I very much enjoyed this book! It isn't your average parenting book that is preachy or judgmental--it is very warm and I felt like I was just listening to a wise friend share stories about parenting. As the mother of a 2 year old, and #2 on the way, I found it comforting to hear another woman's child rearing experiences, while also trying to maintain a spiritual and professional life of her own. The brief stories talk about topics such as self-care as a parent, accepting your children as they ...more
Cathy Adams, LCSW, CPC, CYT, is CEO of Be U, Inc, a conscious-living company. She is the author of three books, including the newly released Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting. She serves as adjunct faculty in the sociology department at Dominican University, she co-hosts the internationally popular Zen Parenting Radio podcast, and she’s a columnist for ...moreMore about Cathy Cassani Adams...