Today we will discuss, the foundation of parenting, we will identify who is in charge (parent or child) and we will learn to use what Susan calls act 1 and act 2 parenting to deal with our children’s less than desirable behaviors and emotions such as whining, their frustration, anger, and anxiety without compromised our relationship or dimming their innate light.
“The original title of this book was Please Don’t Let the Light in Your Child’s Eyes Grow Dim, and although I eventually modified it to reflect more of what I wanted to say, that title speaks to the origins of what you are about to read. I believe parents need to act as guardians for their children’s innate light, honoring them as the emissaries of joy that they are. Instead, we often find ourselves battling over everything form homework to chores, watching as the light begins to fade.
In Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected, I’ve taken all the elements I’ve gathered along my own teaching, counseling, and parenting, journey and assembled them into a body of information that has the power to dramatically improve your parenting life.”
~ Susan Stiffelman, MTF from Parenting Without Power Struggles