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Summary

Dr Shefali teaches us how to control our expectations, embrace the present moment and let go of the anxiety surrounding how best to parent our children. Become the awakened parent you've always wanted to be and watch your children thrive.

All parents have aspirations for their children, but for some these hopes turn into unrealistic expectations. In many cases, this puts huge amounts of pressure on children and has the potential to cause real harm, hindering your child's development. Challenging modern myths on how kids should be, Dr Shefali helps parents recognise children for who they truly are instead of holding on to society's impossible ideals.

Drawing on Eastern philosophy as well as Western psychology, Dr Shefali offers enlightened, practical advice and explains her radically transformative plan which guarantees that you have confident children and a calm and emotionally connected family.

©2017 Shefali Tsabary (P)2017 Penguin Random House Audio

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Fantastic insight!

I don't often leave reviews but this book is such an eye opener in parenting. Making one look first at self then outside. This has helped me tremendously in parenting my two sons. They are definitely experiencing a more awakened mummy even if they won't see it as that, but I see the difference in the way in which we communicate and the lack of struggle in getting results. Of course, like everything else it's not a 'one size fits all' and some of the steps need to be adjusted to suit your own family needs. For e.g. the part about teaching your kids to negotiate. I did that naturally from the time my eldest son was able to communicate but at some point it became taxing for all. He would negotiate with everyone including his teachers and that became a challenge for all. So I had to then teach him that not everything is up for negotiation. Some things he has to just trust me and do and we can discuss later.

Overall, brilliant insight!! My parenting will never be the same again.

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We (Parents) are the problem...Depressing...

In my plight to become a better parent (stop the arguments, back chats, build better relationship, tap into their limbic system) and try and work with my children I found myself 3 (Audible) chapters into this with the key messages I was taking away as being:
1) It's all my fault, I am the problem
2) Everything is down to me and my inner child and what I experienced
3) I am projecting all my fears on them
4) Nothing practical to help me with my objective

Feeling totally despondent, helpless and depressed....I'm wondering if there is some nugget that will bring this all together but as this is 14 hours long...I'm not sure if I can press play again to find out if I am wrong, as my mental well being is likely to decline more than it already has.

I had such high hopes for this, but didn't expect to be left with a complete feeling of desolation when I was actually searching for support...I must not have the correct listening ears on...

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Beautifully written there are so many gems in here

Beautifully written there are so many gems in here not only for applying as a parent but also to help heal the inner chuld within all of us

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Just Brilliant

I would encourage everyone to read this book. I will refer to it time and time again.

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Very Insightful!!!!

This book hit the nail on the head in terms of explaining the root cause of issues we have to deal with with our children and the fact that we need to work on analysing how our actions and reactions play a large part in their behaviour. It has helped me to identify my triggers and work on them. its truly a must read book for parents.

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A must for all parents

life changing book for every patent

it may sound like common sense but it was needed

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every parent should read this

I would go as far as to say this is the best book I've listened to on audible. Our world would be a much better place if all parents were given a copy of this book before they have their first child. Beautiful. Thank you

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A must read/listen

This book is amazing. I highly recommend it to all parents and people working with children.

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amazing guidance

love it. amazing. a must read for parents of any age

a bible for parents. concrete examples. i can relate so much.
Dr Shafali is so humble yet very profound in her teaching.

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  • 23-08-19

Wonderful

Wonderful book, If all parents could read this the world would be a better place!

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  • 16-04-19

Shefali Tsabary is a gift to this world!

When I first came across Shefali Tsabary, I walked around in awe for a couple of days, because I could not believe I finally found someone to speak so eloquently about Vipassana applied to every day life. She is so sharp and clear in conveying her message, truly a gift to this world!
I didn't rate the story for this book as 5 because I didn't find a lot of new ideas as compared to the previous materials I have been exposed to. But if this is your first encounter with her, please go ahead and get this book now :)

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  • 12-12-18

Magnificent!

Loved this book from start to finish!
This will give you all the tools to begin your journey on becoming an awakened parent! Shefali gives scenarios to help understand various situations and find a solution to every situation. 😍😍😍

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  • 23-10-18

LOVED everything about the book

Loved it. I've learnt so much about myself and parenting. I'm truly an empowered parent now.

Thank you🙏❤❤❤

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  • Mikael Henriksson
  • 08-07-18

Best parenting and relationship advice I’ve read

While I don’t like everything about the book it is hands down some of the best relationship and parenting advice I’ve received.

This is exactly what I needed to stop holding on to many of my old patterns.