A new book by
Supporting Parents to Choose Connection over Coercion
In normal times, adolescence is not easy. Changes in the external world can amplify internal changes and make it more difficult for teens to cope, let alone thrive. During adolescence, parents often struggle to remain connected with their teens. Lainie Liberti helps parents understand their teen’s developmental stages and behaviors in an easy to follow format through stories, research, applied psychology and science-backed tools. Prepared with the right tools, parents can support their teens on a journey towards greater mental health.
Throughout this inspirational book, you’ll explore a new conceptual framework for parenting which will transform your relationships. Be prepared to do the uncomfortable work required in order to support your teen through some of the biggest mental health challenges our generation has ever experienced.
In addition to providing a set of powerful tools, this book will offer a roadmap to learning:
Common teen myths
Teen brain basics
Are you ready?
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~Naomi Aldort, Author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves; Transforming Parent-Child Relationship from Reaction and Struggle to Freedom, Power and Joy
~Dr. Naomi Fisher, Clinical Psychologist and Author of Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control of their Own Learning
~Kenneth Danford, Executive Director, North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens
~Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of Goddesses Never Age, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
~Kerry McDonald, Author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom
~Manish Jain, Co-Founder of the Swaraj University, Learning Societies Network and Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development of Udaipur, India
~Dr. Kate Green, PhD Developmental Psychology
~Gina Riley, Ph.D. Clinical Professor of Adolescent Special Education City University of New York - Hunter College and author of Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom
~Jeremy Stuart, Filmmaker, Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside of the Classroom and Self-Taught: Life Stories From Self-Directed Learners
~Erika Davis-Pitre, President, HSC-Homeschool Association of California
Sue Patterson, Parenting Coach & Author of Homeschooled Teens: 75 Young People Speak about their Lives without School
For parents who resonate with this new paradigm, Lainie's book is an absolute treasure trove of gifts! Weaving together inspirational stories with science-backed tools, Lainie takes you on a rich and insightful journey, so that you can navigate your own parenting path with greater courage, wisdom, and inner clarity. Highly recommended for parents of teens who value sovereignty, respect, and freedom. Highly recommended for all families who wish to cocreate a more kind, compassionate, and peaceful world.”
~Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan, Consciousness & Human Potential coach, Author of "SuperWellness" & upcoming book "Luminous Kids"
Lainie refers to this as partnership or facilitator parenting, something that doesn't come easy for parents who grew up in authoritarian systems.
Lainie had to courageously face and challenge the triggers of her own childhood trauma in order to make that deep connection with her son.
Lainie 's book reassures parents that you and your child CAN build this connection, too! She gently challenges parents to explore the childhood traumas in their own pasts that lead them to become triggered by their wonderful adolescents today.
Lainie's book is packed with tools and worksheets to help parents and adolescents improve their relationship, understand one another, deepen their connection, and expand the bounds of freedom for both... Imagine what wonderful adventures you and your child can discover or even invent as a result!”
~Laurie A. Couture, author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing: Healing the Causes of Our Children's Acting-Out Behavior By Parenting and Educating the Way Nature Intended and the upcoming book, Nurturing and Empowering Our Sons.