Parenting has no hard and fast rules and that’s what makes it the toughest job on earth. Parents who say parenting came easily to them are not being honest with themselves, it is by far the boldest and most daring adventure of life!
These two books are definitely useful in guiding parents and reassuring them that there will always be situations and scenarios where it will be really difficult doing or saying what you need to do or say, but in the long run, it will all end up well as long as you maintain the fine balance between being firm but empathetic.
Om Swami’s The Children of Tomorrow is a light, breezy read with lots of interesting illustrations and numerous examples of real-life parenting challenges and strategies to handle them. The book has several examples from his own family experiences while he was growing up and it also has a long list of articles and books that can be explored for further reading. According to the author, parenting is an art where everything is relative and subjective, and given the right guidance at the right time, any child can be made to realize her true potential.