COOL MUM SUPER DAD
Before I became a parent, I used to think that parenting is something that should come naturally to anybody who assumes the role of a parent. After all, I reasoned, countless people have done it since time immemorial; why should it be a big deal? Because of this erroneous belief, I made no effort to learn anything on parenting prior to the arrival of my firstborn…
HOW TO BECOME A BETTER PARENT
For many parents, the moment a child is born, a question pops up: Now what? Since time immemorial, parenting means different things to different people. To some, it’s a source of delight, bliss and contentment from day one. To others, it’s a bitter-sweet, sometimes mind-boggling affair, full of surprises, that stretches them to the limit virtually every minute of the day. “Cool Mum Super Dad” is written especially with the latter in mind.
Jamilah Samian, herself a parent to five boys and a girl for many years in various settings – as a senior staff in a multinational organisation, as a fulltime stay-at-home parent, as a successful home-based entrepreneur, and as an expatriate spouse in the Middle-East – shares the secret of making parenting a springboard of joy and growth for both you and your child.
What makes a mum cool and a dad super
Who the happiest and most fulfilled parents are
How little things can make a big difference in parenting
How your personal history and upbringing define the way you parent
Why the relationship aspect is key to a happier and healthier you
Why fulfiiling your needs is crucial to becoming a better parent
Optimism: the “magic shield” in parenting
Forgiveness and how to set a forgiving atmosphere at home
How girls are different from boys
Adolescence and how to deal with sibling rivalry
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Surprisingly good. Didn’t expect that from our local author. Though it would have been good to support research claims with citations.
Basically, this book talks about the importance of building relationship with our children. It provides practical ideas along the way which I’ve never thought much about. Really inspiring to fix my own parenting approach. Get me all hyped up to read her other books. It’s short and easy to read. All in, a good book that I should re-read again once in a while for reminder.
Aizuddin Khalid –
Almost like a journal or episodes in the writers’s parenting life she wishes to share.
Contains good tips for reflection for those who wish to improve their parenting skills.
Might not need this now, but just reading it for the sake of curiosity. Honestly, children are fragile and attention seeker. The thing that I can relate now is how you need to change in order for your children to change, per say you don’t expect your children to become happy and independent if you and your spouse aren’t. Overall a good book for those who also interested in human psychology.
Courage and believing in yourself as a parents … should read as a guide
I’m on my way of being a cool mommy after reading this book!