Name of the Book: un PARENTING- Sharing Awkward Truths with Curious Kids
Author of the Book: Reema Ahmad
ABOUT THE BOOK
UnParenting is a great answer to every time you’ve ever wondered, “Is it just me, or is being a parent is actually challenging in today's time? Reema winningly leads us through the world of modern parenthood with both depth and breadth, in a voice that is insightful, relatable, and genuinely searching. Structuring her book, author weaves in her own experiences, her learnings and the story of people known to her, who have experienced difficult parenting and highlights what's changed and what hasn't to great effect. Reema split through many misconceptions of parenting with a great honesty. In her book, she has challenged the present notion of parenting competencies and hold on to a notion that parenting is not just about taking care of the child but being aware that we are bringing life on this earth and not just any commodity.
By sharing her own examples, she has touched upon many issues which every parent by default faces in their lives while dealing with their children but are tend to keep under the hat for reasons only known to them, be it sex, consent, sexual abuse, trauma, divorce, bullying or body acceptance. Her tips on how to treat a child as an equal, being honest and speak your mind, empathizing with differences are very insightful and can help many parents.
The book is very high at it's emotional quotient , that will navigate you through the murky world of emotions, self awareness, empathy and being grateful.
MY TAKE ON THE BOOK
Unparenting doesn't try to preach anything but will sail you through the parenting journey. I liked the humor with which author has dealt most of the critical issues as it makes it even more engaging and refreshing. It is not easy for anyone to open up about their personal life, but author has done it with great sensitivity which is admirable. This book can act as a great companion as it will help you to understand yourself better and will clarify fallacy you were living with. One of the quote by Jennnifer Jhonston which author has reiterate has shaken me to the core,
"The way I See the world, we are constantly at risk from the people we love the most. They, after all, are the only people who can do us serious damage, a damage that lasts forever." scary but the real truth of life.
The author brings a self-aware resistance to dogma that’s refreshing and reasonable. She seems to want to help our children blossom into their best, most authentic selves without totally fraying our nerves in the process.
So if you are struggling to answer some of the most awkward questions, its time to Unparent with Reema.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Reema Ahmad is a neurolinguistic programming-based life coach. She is also a mental space psychologist and she works in the area of healing from trauma, abuse, violence and relationship issues.