Peter Favaro, Ph.D. advises parents to feel confident about being family leaders and not "friends" to their kids.
New York City, New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
Tribeca’s parenting expert, Peter J. Favaro, Ph.D. has created an eBook which he is offering free to the online and Tribeca, NYC communities he educates. The Intentional Parent: Becoming a Competent Family Leader, can be downloaded from http://www.tribecakidcoach.com, or from the Apple iTunes store (iPad 2 and above at http://itunes.apple.com/book/id543617029?mt=11). The iTunes download is also free. Kindle versions are in the works and coming out soon.
“I am happy to give back to my neighborhood community in New York City as well as my online readers who have supported me over the years. This book help parents get over the guilt they sometimes feel over having to be strong disciplinarians. Formulating parenting strategies from a leadership perspective allows parents to see that it is more beneficial to be a family leader than it is to be ‘a friend,’” says Favaro.
The parenting “tools” that Dr. Peter gives his readers are a combination of strategic thinking, focus on specific parenting actions and how to employ them, and encouragement to parents to evaluate the outcome of their efforts. “None of the ideas in this book are drastically new, but the organization and approach to parenting from a leadership perspective are what I think parents will enjoy and learn from,” according to Favaro. The second half of the book concentrates on “situational knowledge,” and lists dozens of parenting challenges with advice on how to understand and deal with them. “Leaders benefit from having ‘expert knowledge’ and the second part of The Intentional Parent is a compilation of some of the common issues I have helped parents deal with and understand over the last twenty five years. Not all of the situations will apply to every reader, but there is knowledge to be gained by reading them all, just the same,” says Favaro.
Dr. Peter’s book makes an excellent manual for the parent education groups and seminars he offers in Tribeca and the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the parenting community he advises on the internet.
Favaro advises both new and seasoned parents: “It’s getting a bit tougher to compete with the cultural influences that shape the lives of our children. They need firm direction. They need leadership from within their families. We don’t want kids to be at the mercy of consumer driven and social media influences. Those influences are not often child centered and certainly not reliable behavioral models for success.”