Events & Activities

Delhi Event: Children First Presents Dr. Shelja Sen’s Book Launch

23rd June 2018

‘All You Need is Love: The Art of Mindful Parenting’ by Dr. Shelja Sen

As parents, we foist our dreams and aspirations on our children, push them to be more than we could ever be. But do we have the courage and honesty to look within ourselves and ask whether our parenting is driven by our own needs or those of our children? Just as importantly, are we able to accept them and respect them for who they are?

All You Need Is Love will convince you that parenting is not just about bringing up children; it is about empowering ourselves to be better human beings. It is not about teaching but about learning from our children. This is a book of strategies, tools, reflections and anecdotes for twenty-first century parenting. It will help you connect to the immense wealth of wisdom that is already present in you.

I accept and love you the way you are. You are unique, you are different and you are you. I will not compare you with others, I will not constantly keep expecting and demanding what you might not be able to do or give.

Child & Adolescent Psychologist and Family Therapist Dr Shelja Sen highlights this through her five anchors of parenting –

Connect (create the foundation of parenting);
Coach (build the necessary skills in children through an understanding of their unique wiring and temperament);
Care (nurture ourselves for a more wholesome life); Community (build caring ecosystems for children to thrive in) and
Commit (sustain the courage and compassion).

Groundbreaking, essential reading.