In this week’s episode of Fostering Change Rob Scheer talks with Einat Nathan.Einat started a small, weekly magazine column in Israel based on the concept that the classic parenting method of being a “know-it-all expert” doesn’t resonate with children, and that while the parent-child relationship is not an equal relationship, it is a relationship where the value of equality should be present. Einat shared personal parenting struggles, from screen time arguments to how to suggest dieting to your kids (hint: don’t), along with how she solved these issues. The column eventually grew into a cultural phenomenon and a #1 bestselling book in Israel.
Now translated into English, MY EVERYTHING: The Parent I Want to Be, The Children I Hope to Raise (4/06/21; Hachette Go) provides a fresh, more millennial, relationship-based approach to parenting strategy. MY EVERYTHING is a rare mix of professional advice and intimate personal exposure that explores how to understand that your children are doing what they are doing in order to grow and develop, and how to release your expectations from them for the sake of their liberty to be who they are.
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Story Key Notes:
- Often, in the name of good parenting, parents remove obstacles that are a necessary part of children’s growth and development.
- Quality time isn’t measured by time but by quality.
- Gradually, food makes its way into the emotional realm—and the most painful thing about it is that it happens because that’s what we taught them.
- One of the greatest challenges that faces every parent is humility.
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