You have been on my mind. As I write, it's a very turbulent time here in the UK with Brexit, and our political parties in chaos. Familes are divided over Brexit, kids are wondering what on earth the grownups are up to, and parents are unsure how to respond. Before all this kicked off, there was more than enough to worry parents today from technology issues, the pressure for kids to succeed at school or Uni, how to deal with nasty friends - just to name three!
So, this is a quick update to say that I am busy writing my next book all about 21st Century Parenting. My goal is to write a quick, useful and memorable read with very simple tips and tools rooted in the latest research on what parents need to focus on most to help a child grow up well. By 'well,' I mean happy, confident, independent and able to take the knocks and failures life will bring them. To have strong values they learned at home to sustain them and guide them. It's what parents I coach want, but that can be hard when every day feels busy and stressful. What has happened to hope? I believe it has never been a better time to be a parent too, and I want to help you draw a line under what's been going on at home. Recreate a fresh vision on how you want to raise your kids, however old they are, and at the same time ease the stress and anxieties.
Marmar would want me to focus on that. Before Alzheimers took over her mind, she would often say to me she thought working with parents was very important, and good thing to do. She could tell (as mothers usually can) that I had found a job I loved where I don't notice time passing. Nothing gives me greater joy than coaching parents to move from anxiety to confidence.
I want this book to reach parents out there who struggle to ask for help and I need your help to do that. Please send me your own tips, tales and ideas that HELP you be a parent in today's wonderful and crazy world. Let's not sit on this stuff. Let's pass it on, as if we all lived round the corner from each other. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to hear from you. Thank you.