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The Conscious Parent Audiobook

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children

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Publisher's Summary

Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction.

In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child "know it all" approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence.

©2010 Namaste Publishing Inc. (P)2014 Namaste Publishing Inc.

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    Jubishoe Boca Raton, FL 01-05-16
    Jubishoe Boca Raton, FL 01-05-16
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    "great book for parenting and self development"

    amazing book to become a better person and consequently a better parent. theory, why, and practical advises, how; nice voice and narrator (which is the writer her self).
    should be thought in schools and universities.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Juan J Zamoramo 12-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cual es tu contribucion buena o mala en tus hijos."

    Una abierta de ojos a la gran influencia que tenemos en el comportamiento y formacion de nuestros hijos y de donde bienen nuestras limitaciones como Papas. Algunas de las teorias que la Dra.Tsabary presenta fueron sorpresivamente refrescantes para mi. Altamente recomendable para Papas nuevos.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    whitney 09-17-15
    whitney 09-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best parenting book out there"

    I loved every minute of this book. It's one I'll refer back to over the next several years as my children grow. I loved her approach of the there's-no-quick-fix-parenting out there. Good kids begin with a conscious parent.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 06-09-15
    Michelle 06-09-15
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    "Life changing book"

    This book totally changed not only the way I look at parenting my 2 year old son, but at all of my relationships. I'm so grateful I found this when he was young. I thought I was already a conscious parent but I had lots of opportunities to change. I love that Dr. Tsabary reads the book - her voice is so soothing.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey Romans 01-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing"
    What would have made The Conscious Parent better?

    This book has lots of great ideas and goals to achieve as a parent but no real advice regarding what to do when faced with a teenager who is directly antagonistic or recurrently challenging a boundary that must exist. I have 3 good kids but I bought this book because I want to be the best parent possible. This book wasn't a useful tool.


    What could Dr. Shefali Tsabary have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    See above. I stopped listening about half way through the book and may have missed the more concrete material. If that's the case, it needs to be included earlier. You win a reader over by building on small successes and bringing them along.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Her accent was pleasing. Her voice sounded friendly and approachable, and consistent with her message/philosophy.


    What character would you cut from The Conscious Parent?

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    I wholeheartedly agree with the author's message. I believe strongly that I don't get to "choose" my kids, only guide and support them. This book affirmed my belief but didn't help me get there. I don't know that it would convince a more authoritarian parent of the primacy of autonomy either.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    HB Ed Therapist 03-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best soul journey ever"

    More than a parenting book! Must read!! Loved every word in this book!! Have listened twice already and will listen again! Message is so important!

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jason P. 03-03-15
    Jason P. 03-03-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Heals both the parent and the child!"

    We're on our last 2 of 9 children with 22 grandchildren so far and I haven't heard this much parenting truth ever. Thank you!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    M. Major Bethesda, MD 03-06-15
    M. Major Bethesda, MD 03-06-15 Member Since 2017
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    "It is my deepest desire that every expectant read"

    I am eternally grateful I record super soul Sunday. It is there I first heard of this book and bought it the next day. I have never read a book that I could not wait to read again before finishing my initial read. Words do no justice. This is no book it is an experience that upon completing you find you have been transformed into a capable parent without fear of doing it wrong.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Eva 08-19-17
    Eva 08-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It starts with you not your child"

    Great reminder that raising good children starts with us the parent. This book gives us the tools to do just that. The book helped me recognize old reactions from my own childhood and release them. I'm calmer and more tuned in to my child. Discipline is easier and because he's more intune , there's less discipline needed. The power struggle has been replaced.

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    Kursteen Champagne 08-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Every Parent Should Read"

    The book was very insightful and offered great parenting advice. I especially enjoyed the examples/stories of other experiences and how it was the best way to address it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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