A practical guide to connect with children's deepest natures
Therapist, parent, and visionary, Dr. Dawn Menken introduces a cutting-edge approach to the joy and wonders of the world of parenting.
Loaded with practical tips, inspiring examples, and her own intimate stories, Raising Parents, Raising Kids goes beyond the conventional “how to” book, using principles of process-oriented psychology to navigate the complex waters of:
- power dynamics
- social challenges
This guide is for any parent, caretaker, or educator who wants to nurture children's emotional, spiritual, and social lives. We can create more meaningful relationships with children by supporting their deepest natures.
Using groundbreaking insights and techniques to tackle difficult problems like bullying, this book addresses typical challenges of the parenting relationship, parents’ own personal growth, and the call to parent not only our children, but also the planet, and ultimately, ourselves.
About the Author
Dawn Menken, PhD, is a teacher, psychotherapist, and conflict facilitator. She is a certified process worker and is one of the founding members of the Process Work Institutes in both Portland and Zurich, Switzerland. Arnold Mindell, PhD, is known for his development of the “dreambody” and process work. He is the author of 21 books in 27 languages, including ProcessMind, The Shaman’s Body, and Sitting in the Fire. They both live in Portland, Oregon.
“With concrete examples and useful tips, Raising Parents, Raising Kids helps parents to become in tune with their child, a key to deep parenting. Addressing issues ranging from emotional intelligence and dreams, to bullying, couples’ conflicts, and more, this valuable guide provides essential insights and down-to-earth tools to serve the sacred task of parenting.” —Tobin Hart, PhD, author, The Secret Spiritual World of Children
“Peppered with anecdotes from her practice and personal life, the book shows how Dr. Menken works with children to engage them more deeply with their emotional lives, and provides concrete activities to help readers do this important work with children as well. I found myself reading chapter after chapter and nodding, yes! This is a crucial book for parents and educators of this millennium.” —Jenn David-Lang, editor, The Main Idea
“[Dr. Menken] describes a range of dynamics that challenge children, parents, and families in both home and school life. By reaching below the surface through case illustrations and explanations, Dr. Menken teaches the reader how to validate the positive development of the child, skillfully offering useful tools and techniques to aid parents and children in their relationships with each other and with the world.” —Ingrid Rose, PhD, author, School Violence
“Dr. Menken writes with great clarity and the book is full of wonderful stories and examples offering specific tools for anyone raising or working with children either as parent, caregiver, or professional. I wish I had had this book when I was raising my own children.” —Gary Reiss, PhD, author, Families that Dream Together