Parents' Lives, Children's Needs
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Drawing from a variety of personal and professional experiences, this valuable resource pinpoints many of the developmental challenges facing parents at each stage of their child’s growth. The lessons taught in these accounts build a framework for parenting with kindness and communication, using specific steps for empowering children and resolving conflict constructively. Through relationship-building strategies, today's parents will learn concrete ways to create a comfortable environment for raising a child, as well as how to overcome their own self-doubt regarding parenting skills and how to multitask through every stage of childrearing.
Beth Roy is an instructor at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley and has been a mediator and counselor for 35 years. She is the author of Bitters in the Honey: Hope and Disappointment Across Divides of Race and Time and coeditor of Radical Psychiatry: The Second Decade. She lives in San Francisco.
"Beth Roy helps parents cope gracefully and thoughtfully with the many risks of bringing up children. . . . Reading Parents' Lives, Children's Needs is like sitting with a favorite, wise aunt, and hearing her tell what she's learned about raising kids." Sydney Gurewitz Clemens, author, Pay Attention to the Children "Roy covers it all. Especially helpful are chapters on divorce, blended families, and dealing with death in the family." Texas Family Magazine