Parenting is hard. I’ve never met any parent who says otherwise. As hard as parenting is, it is one of the most important and most fulfilling roles anyone can ever have. I, for one, seem drawn to parenting advice. I always want to make sure I’m doing the very best I can with my kids.
This book opens up with a beautiful introduction by the author. He discusses why he wanted to write the book and why it is an important project for him. His passion seeps through his words and is almost infectious! By the time I was done the introduction, I knew I would be reading this book with rapt attention.
Dr. Abudram writes in a way that makes the reader feel like he’s speaking to them. He’s not looking down on us parents who feel we need the book. Not at all! As a matter of fact, he’s commiserating with us at many points, sharing with us places that he’s stumbled himself. This made me instantly like him and I wish I could meet him and have a discussion with him. I’m a psychology major in college, in addition to being a parent, and I read a LOT of texts about parenting. This is the only one I’ve ever read that makes me feel like I was getting advice from a friend.
The parenting advice Dr. Abudram gives the reader in this book is solid and practical advice. It is all things that can be followed without drastic life changes, but following the advice can drastically change the lives of your entire family. The parenting advice isn’t anything earth shattering. It’s possibly even things you’ve heard before, the difference is in how it is presented. I know I’ve heard most of this parenting advice before, but never really understood the practical application or the “why” of it. Dr. Abudram covers it all in a way that helps you apply his advice to your personal situation.