Traditional parenting styles are rooted in discipline, control, and holding our children to idealized standards for success. This conventional approach to parenting has been ingrained in our society forever, but the truth is kids are just kids.
To raise a successful next generation of happy, healthy kids, we need to cultivate awareness of how our insecurities play into our parenting styles and how this affects our children’s behaviors. By identifying and breaking free from old patterns, we can learn how to truly connect and grow with our children.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Shefali to discuss the core principles of her new book, The Conscious Parent. Dhru and Dr. Shefali dive deep into the insecurities driving parenting styles today and what it means to become a conscious parent, which is less about control and more about learning how to re-parent yourself to cocreate a healthy relationship with your children.
Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. She specializes in integrating Western psychology and Eastern philosophy for her clients and is an expert in family dynamics and personal development. Dr. Shefali teaches courses around the globe on parenting, spirituality, meditation, love, and strengthening relationships. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers, including her two landmark books, The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- The Parenting Map: Step-by-Step Solutions to Consciously Create the Ultimate Parent-Child Relationship is available for preorder here.
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