"Dr. Donahue's calm, reasoned approach will help moms and dads
sort out their concerns so they can stop worrying about the future
and enjoy their rapidly changing kids -- now."
--Thomas. W. Phelan, author, "1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline
The 'perfect parenting' expectations imposed on you by the
media, society, your family, and your community can seem impossible
to live up to and only make you more fearful and anxious. Paul
Donahue, Ph.D. has uncovered the six most common fears that prevent
you from being the effective, loving, and successful parent you
want to be: ""
-The Fear of Letting Go
-The Fear of Not Doing Enough
-The Fear of Taking Charge
-The Fear of Slowing Down
-The Fear of Unstructured Time
-The Fear of Falling Behind
"Parenting Without Fear" gives you the tools to confront your
fears, rethink your goals and teach your children how to be
independent, to persevere, to cooperate and respect adults, to be
mindful, to imagine and explore their world, and to develop
compassion for others. Discover how togain the confidence to trust
your own judgment, and the courage to make choices about your
children's academic, social and athletic lives that reflect your
family's values and balance your needs with theirs.
"Dr. Donahue has masterfully identifies the key fears faced by
many parents as they confront the challenges of raising children in
today's world and he does so with warmth, humor, and empathy. This
book will serve as an invaluable resource for parents."
--Robert Brooks, Ph.D., co-author, "Raising Resilient Children"
and "The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence and
Personal Strength in Your Life"
"This book provides welcome reassurance to parents who worry
they are not doing everything they can for their kids."
--Nancy Samalin, M.S., author of "Loving without Spoiling" and
"100 Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids"
"" Paul J. Donahue, Ph.D., a nationally-recognized clinical
psychologist, is the founder and director of Child Development
Associates in Scarsdale, New York, and the co-author of "Mental
Health Consultation in Early Childhood."
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