Drawing on current powerful neuroscience, this book equips you with a deep insight into how your interconnected brain, mind and body shapes your capacity for heartfelt connection, emotional regulation and compassion, and the compelling influence this has on your child’s developing mind.
We know, based on established brain science, that children develop well in the care of parents who can regulate and express their own emotions effectively, who are present and attentive rather than in ‘autopilot’ mode, and who show warmth, empathy and compassion along with the requisite level of authority towards them.
But in this day and age of relentless mental overload, busy schedules and constant stimulation, many parents know how difficult it can be to exude the sense of openness, warmth and connection that children need to develop well. The last thing parents need is yet more prescriptive advice about what you should and shouldn’t think, do or say as a parent, so this this book helps you understand, in a tangible way, how to feel relaxed, open and compassionate when you are around your children. This is a vital ingredient in parenting, because this feeling state, involving your brain, nervous system, heart, facial expressions and voice, deeply calms your children, enables them to listen to you and respect your rules, and nourishes their brains for life-long resilience, empathy, self-acceptance and authenticity.
Shelly Chauhan’s approach removes some of the stress and complexity that parenting seems to involve these days and turns it into the intuitive, natural and enjoyable process it is able to be.