Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction. In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child know it all approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence.
Born in India, Shefali Tsabary, PhD, was exposed to the philosophy of Eastern amindfulnessa at an early age and integrates its teachings with Western psychology. Dr. Tsabary completed her doctoral training in Cinical Psychology at Columbia University, New York. Leading workshops around the world and lecturing extensively in schools, to parent groups, and for corporations, she is author of the book Itas a Mom: What You Should Know About the Early Years of Motherhood, which debuted on the Indian National Bestseller List for four weeks.