The conscious parent: Shefali Tsbary PhD


Provides an eye-opening perspective on parenting that is helping me become a better parent.

Your children are not mini-yous to mould and shape as you see fit. Instead, they are unique people of their own that need guidance to live up to their own potential.

Being a conscious parent takes you away from getting your kids to do as their told, to guiding them to come into their own.


“The conscious parent” was read Jan 2019

Why I decided to read it

I came to the realization that many people I encounter have challenges with their careers and limiting beliefs based on the way they were parented. I wanted to learn more about parenting styles to help uncover different ways to help.

I am a dad myself and wanted to avoid the tiger-parent, helicopter-parent and other types of parenting labels that seem to stifle children.

Your parenting often comes from how you were parented. Although I feel that my parents did a good job, I didn’t want to leave it to chance with the potential that I might be emulating the wrong parts of their parenting.

Who should read it


Those planning to be parents

Those who have to deal with children


Memorable highlights for me

Your child triggers what needs to be worked in you.

Let that sink in for a minute. It took me some time to internalize that, and still needs more time for me to incorporate into my own parent. When your child isn’t listening to you, is that a sign that you aren’t being listened to and respected at work or elsewhere? When your child is dawdling and not doing as they are told, do you also have trouble doing something you’re supposed to be doing in another part of your life? When I started working on those parts that were triggered, I found myself reacting less.

I still have lots of work to do, and hopefully those triggers will continue to fade.


Have you read it? What do you think?


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