Parenting is a job for which we receive no training, there is no selection process, no exams, and no need to apply for a permit. Yet, when you become a parent, you hold the life and the future of another human being in your hands. This book will add tremendously to any parent's repertoire of skills. Dealing with communication as one of the crucial aspects of interpersonal relationships, it will help you give your children the very best, considered upbringing that they can have. While we may have different cultural contexts, parenting has eternal principles and our children have the same needs, fears and hopes. Probably the greatest of these is the deepest need of us all: to know that we are both valuable and valued simply for being ourselves. From this perspective, "Positive Parenting" looks at the following: What do you wish for your child; Providing structure for security; Developing a good self-image in your child; Forming good relationships; Loving your child just for being; Spirituality; Teaching your child about feelings and expressing them; and, Having fun with your child.
"Positive Parenting" is an essential tool to help parents face the frightening and wonderful responsibility of being a parent in South Africa in the 21st century.