Thanks Anna Maria Polidori for your honest thoughts on my new book
Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops!
…As Jacqueline writes with the narrating voice of the child, this one could be the portrait of the arrival of a kid:
“Yes, there was a time before me. Oh what a glorious time that was, you might think—but no matter how much fun you had in your life before me, it’s more fun now, because either I am already here or am about to arrive. And because of me, everything is so much richer in vividness. I am excited to enjoy through you what you already have experienced, and can’t wait to fill the gaps of what you have not experienced yet.”
…The author indicates three pillars of parenting: The Harmonious Dance, It Is Never The Child, and The Love Cycle of Parenthood.
First of all it’s indispensible a positive approach.
…I thought that I was weird because sometimes I talk alone. Well, it’s a comforting idea, the suggestion of Jacqueline:
“Talk to your food! Talk to the air! Talk to the sun, moon, and sky! Talk to the rain! Talk to your shoes! Make chatting with everything out loud a common practice with your children. Not only is this loads of fun, you also are playing with the universal law that everything is energy, the same energy, and sharing its energies at all times—and that all energy carries information and knowledge for whoever is inclined to listen. Your environment has so much to give to you—open wide and allow this expansion of experiences to fill you and your children in every new split second of your life.”
…Parenting through the eyes of Lollipops means see this process through the eyes of children:
“When I am grumpy, BE that lollipop for me! When I am tired, BE that lollipop for me! When I am mean, BE that lollipop for me! When I am unfair, BE that lollipop for me! When I am hangry, BE that lollipop for me! When I am a wild rebel child, BE that lollipop for me! All other joyous times, I AM the lollipop for you!”
This book offers advice for every sphere of the daily existence of a family.