The Dance of Parenting helps to nurture your core parenting capacities by applying mindfulness and leadership practices. It gives you a framework for wrestling with doubt, family dynamics and information overload.
Modern parents are navigating the uncertain territory of a rapidly changing world, which can make raising children a scary responsibility. This book will help you discover why, given your powerful love, the typical responses to parenting aren’t working. It then provides a systematic framework for resolving challenges – leading to much less stress, enriched customized solutions, and expanded relationships with your children. You will become empowered to nurture your life as well as your child’s by using the L.O.V.V.E. practices laid forth in this book. This is not your typical parenting to-do list!
“The author, a clinical and public health nurse and experienced parent expertly lays out the essence of her guide up front, telling readers what they should expect when perusing it. While Solovieff has an encouraging, reassuring voice, she does not suggest that there are easy fixes. The book is supportive of this ongoing need because it features a multitude of worthy exercises. Valuable tables at the start help readers remember the capacities and gauge their skills before and after putting them into practice.”
– KIRKUS Review
“Natasha Solovieff details how to overcome parenting challenges in The Dance of Parenting: Finding Your Inner Choreographer. This clear self-help guide offers caregivers a broad, loving way to reframe their thinking while respectfully acknowledging that there is no one-size-fits-all advice. With a philosophy firmly rooted in the peaceful parenting movement, an encouraging voice reminds busy adults to practice self-care. Useful, reflective exercises serve as road maps for better relationships.”
– Clarion Review Rating: 4 out of 5
From the Author
Dear Caring Parent,
I have come to know, for sure, this about parenting:
My inner thoughts, feelings, and imaginings (my mindfulness) are what shape my parenting more than anything else. Mindful parenting affects what I learn about. All the things I am mindful about affect how I interact with my child in joy, in conflict, in chaos, not to mention how I interact with my parenting team members, family, friends, and self. They affect my parenting success.
I also know for sure that when I am coursing through the experience of parenting, I do best when I have a default system to ‘collapse into.’ Having a default system that buoys me up makes me more energetic, more joyful, and more confident when I’m problem-solving, feeling overwhelmed, dealing with something new to me, wondering if I’m a good parent, worrying, or feeling unappreciated or misunderstood.
Parents’ stories are all different, but we have so much in common! By the end of the book, you’ll have a simple, systematic, loving guide to help you through your range of experience in parenting.
Natasha Solovieff, BSN, M.Ed., PHN
Founder, OMG Parenting