Parents often lament that kids don’t come through the birth canal with instructions securely fastened to their big toes. In the quiet solitude of night they wonder, why didn’t anybody tell me what this was really going to be like?
ParentWise: The Emotional Challenges Of Family Life And How To Deal With Them is an intimate and honest book about the emotional ups and downs of parenting. ParentWise blends Loren’s personal experiences as a mother and wife with her expertise as seasoned psychotherapist.
In a candid conversational tone, Loren shares her own parenting stories. She uses case material from her clinical practice to help parents understand the importance of their own childhood, the significance of unconditional love, and the impact of children on a couple’s relationship. ParentWise also explores the guilt, worry, sadness, disappointment, and anger that all parents sometimes struggle with but don’t know how to talk about. Parents not only find comfort in what Loren has to say, they discover a better parent within themselves.