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The Conscious Parent

Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
Narrated by: Shefali Tsabary
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Turning the traditional notion of parenting on its head, Dr Tsabary shifts the epicentre of the parent-child relationship away from the standard parent-to-child 'know it all' approach to a mutual 'parent-with-child' relationship in which the parent learns alongside the child.

Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional rigidity to their children. To handle the behaviour that results from this, traditional books on parenting abound with quick-fix techniques for control and behaviour management. In contrast, by following Shefali Tsabary's philosophy and the advice in The Conscious Parent, you will begin to learn from your child, accept who they are and not only feel closer to them, but also more in touch with yourself.

As you develop both emotionally and spiritually, so you will feel more confident in regard to raising well-adjusted, happy children.

©2015 Shefali Tsabary (P)2015 Namaste Publishing

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Enjoyable and enlightening.

Really enjoyed listening to this book. The authors voice is so soothing and the tone of the book is unpatronizing and empowering. Certainly an eye opener with a few very relatable situations. Wish I had a book like this at the start of my parenting journey. It has made me think more before I react to a situation, asking myself why I feel the need to say/do/feel the way I do. I have already seen improvements in my own family life. Highly recommended book.

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Not Feeling it

I'm over half way through this book and so far there have been no suggestions on actually how to deal with a situation, only stories of happenings with other families that are usually quite negative. The author refers to 'sitting with your emotions' quite often which I fear may be the only advice given other than think before you speak. I am surprised to say that the author is also quite negative with her labelling of the parents in her stories. I'm not sure if she's merely trying to show that she empathises with us (by speaking the words that are often thought) but there appears to be a lot of placing the blame on the parents in a way that suggests we're all too wrapped up in materialism and ego and selfishness. Most parents do think about their childrens needs and often but they just don't know how to make things better in a fast paced world where society is constantly changing. I feel that this book is more of a reminder of what goes on in certain families and not really helpful in how to achieve mindful parenting, how to be more aware and how to quickly assess our children's needs. I suppose I still have half a book to get through, so that may change, but I'm struggling to hang on in their to see if that's the case! I would expect a book like this to make you feel empowered to make a big difference but so far I just feel deflated and confused as to what the book is trying to achieve.

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Love it!

This book is great as it’s supported my idea of letting my children grow up to be who their meant to be without me dumping my emotional baggage onto them.

I’m going to start listening to it again!

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must have parenting book!

Of all the books I read before having my children I wish I had this one!

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Must have book for every human!

LOVED THIS BOOK! It's a book that really gets us thinking, reflecting and recognising the need to healing our inner wounds and recognising our triggers so we can understand how to raise our children and give them healthy start (emotionally & mentally)

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Thank you for telling stories that matyer

Your approach to parenting is clear and measurable. Thank you for the inspiring stories. I am very grateful! 🙌🏾 ❤️

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If you wanna learn how to be present, read it.

One of the best parenting books I've ever read. a healthy approach to parent happy kids.

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Enlightening. A must read for every parent!

Absolutely loved this book. I feel I have gained so much knowledge, wisdom and growth and have seen a transformative effect on my parent/child relationships. Our children are our spiritual partners. Simply excellent.

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Amazing to start but then bit patronising and US leaning IMO

I found the first few chapters profound and very interesting. However as the book progresses i felt the author really assumed such a poor level of parenting and i can only assume this is based on a US parenting style rather than modern day UK parents who I certainly don’t think on the whole fall into the competitive high expectations style of parenting she continually references.

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Wishy-washy Nonsense

Not a shred of anything that could be deemed practical in terms of situational advice or your own approach and mindset. Just vague and vapid superficially 'nice' offerings such as, “I allowed my inner being to guide me, which in our oneness resonated with her inner being”.

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  • Elina
  • 30-09-16

I loved every minute of it!

I love how it's written and I have a better understanding now of how to parent consciously. Thank you for this lovely book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-04-20

All parents have to read this book.

Best book I have read so far. Thank you for helping all parents in the world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-20

Amazing and very necessary approach to parenting

This book is a must read for every parent. Dr Shefaly Tsabary's approach to parenting is absolutely amazing and very necessary.

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  • Jani
  • 12-07-19

A must have for every parent!

I found this book filled with so much advice, I will have to listen to it again. I would say every parent must listen to this one if you want to give you kids the best future and heading towards right path.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-19

Excellent Concepts

The scenarios presented are relatable and real life leaving you feel understood as a parent. While the concepts of conscious parenting seem idealistic they also feel daunting. As a parent I can see the many ways in which my own makeup has been imposed on my child unknowingly and its these aspects where I struggle the most as a parent. This book has opened my eyes and I suppose that is where we all need to start.