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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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Be the change you want to see in your family

Had seen her interwiew on impact theory. Already seen improvements in my 2 year old thanks to Dr Shefali

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A transforming book, amazing

Possibly the most enlightening and meaningful book that I have ever read / listened to. Read this before all other tactical parenting book.. It's not about quick fixes or band aids.. It goes to the core of who we are and why we act the way that we do - challenging us to find our own authenticity and presence both as people and parents. Beautifully narrated by the author.

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Must Read

This book is a must read for parents and parents to be. Not only has it supported me in my role as a parent but had also given me some wonderful thoughts on how I can work on healing from childhood trauma.

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Everyone should read this

This book is everything! Helps with spiritual & mental growth for everyone, especially parents ! So thorough and well worded!

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Enjoyable & enlightening

If you are open to non traditional parenting theories then this is a great book. Helps you see children’s frustration and your frustrations with them in a totally new light. The first part of the book lays all the foundations and theories which come together in the latter part of the book. This was my first Audible book which was recommended to me. Lovely that the author is the narrator.

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Must read for parents

A great insight into how your lack emotional awareness impacts your children's development.

Have you ever wondered why your kids behave they way they do, it's to do with you, good strategies and read life stories that give the book substance.

The audio is smooth and well read.

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Rewind.

Little bit hard to listen to with the narrator's voice.
I went back to relisten.
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There were some thought provoking moments and times when I felt assured I was doing a good job as a parent.
I appreciate the opportunities that glimmer like gold, those memories that are loving and warm with my son.
Make each moment count with your child and treat them like they have everything they need already..respect.

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Fantastic book

Great learning, great narrator. I look forward to becoming a conscious parent to my 2 wonderful boys.

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Not as good as expected

I had high hopes for this book, but after 2 hours I didn't really see that anything helpful was going to emerge so I didn't finish it. The principles of bespoke/adaptive parenting, and not forcing kids into a pre-conceived "box" of expectations are probably not too novel to me, so I think I was expecting more. But you might find something more helpful in it.

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Inspired!

I am always inspired by Dr Shefali’s words of wisdom, and listening to her audiobooks daily helps me to be the best parent I can be. Her guidance is at the forefront of my mind on the days I listen, and for this reason I have listened to her books several times each. Cannot recommend Dr Shefali Tsabary’s books enough!

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  • 28-07-2020

very informative and out of the box approach

Dr Shefali approaches parenting in a very conter current way. She points out the deficiencies existing in the current children/parent relationship and exposes the hidden dances that lead to most issues existing in the realm of parenting.
Definitely a great source of informations for parents willing to raise children in a more human way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-2019

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.

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  • Elina
  • 30-09-2016

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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  • Shrusti
  • 10-03-2021

Great Book!!!! ENJOYED IT THOROUGHLY

A must read book!! Very informative and valuable knowledge shared🌸 Thank you very much Dr. Shefali for sharing this priceless wisdom with us💫

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  • naema arbi
  • 19-01-2021

A must read for every parent

I highly recommend this book for every parent. The lessons we can learn & tools in order to guide our children into a better future through the uncertainties of life are all here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-2020

Brilliant book

Great book! Excellent Listening! empowering lessons, consciousness will now be apart of life forever thanks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-04-2020

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
  • 26-02-2020

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
  • 12-07-2019

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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  • T Kelly
  • 11-03-2018

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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  • Miss S.
  • 26-06-2019

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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  • Sorrel Hawkins
  • 12-12-2017

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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  • T.A
  • 09-05-2020

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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  • Gemma
  • 06-03-2019

must have parenting book!

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

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  • Geckoboy
  • 11-11-2019

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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  • Bernardo R.
  • 27-08-2018

A must for all parents and parents to be

Absolutely amazing! A must read no matter what age your children are! Even if you're just thinking of becoming a parent or a grandparent it's never too soon or too late to read this! Absolutely loved it!

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  • Amy Avis
  • 15-03-2021

Insightful and empowering

Very much enjoyed. Alot to take in and process but also full of very clear messages of the importance of sharing the parenting journey with our children, not fighting against them.

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  • MR DYLAN GAUL
  • 19-01-2021

Opened my eyes and my heart

This book has changed how I see my role as parent. I will forever be grateful I took the time to listen

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  • Alžběta
  • 12-01-2021

Must-read for everyone! (Not only parents!)

I honestly think that everyone can benefit from reading this book. If not to grow and better themselves as a parent, then to understand more their own parents and the way they were raised. I bought this book expecting only a thesis on parenting but found so much more within its pages.
Tsabary offers a whole new way of looking at the parent/child dynamic and relationship. Her beliefs resonate with me. I've read voraciously on parenting, mindfulness, meditation, Buddhism, and other topics that permeate this text, so Tsabary's philosophy is not entirely new to me.
Still, for me, no other author managed to go into such depth and so wholly and beautifully explain the potential the parent/child relationship truly holds.
I can't recommend this book highly enough - it's enlightening, beautiful, and profound regardless of whether you have kids or not.

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