House of the Sun (Paperback)

A Visionary Guide for Parenting in a Complex World

By M. Ed Pat Shannon, Patty Bear

Barnstormers Press, 9780997573527, 376pp.

Publication Date: December 16, 2016

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

Parenting is a calling of the highest order. A humble job, it's also the most honorable and important work in life. Yet you are given so little training to become the kind of parent you long to be. Frazzled by the dizzying changes of today's complex world, bombarded by countless "shoulds," and torn between the experts and your heart's knowing, you watch your best intentions get overrun. What's more, you are expected to simply be a good parent, regardless of the quality of parenting you received.

House of the Sun takes a fresh approach. It suggests that deep within you is a well of natural wisdom that's the key to being a superb parent for your child. Gently, you come to understand why you sometimes parent in ways you wish you didn't--and how to shift, whether your children are four or forty. Guided by a metaphor from Nature, you'll discover the best in you so that you can bring out the best in your child by:

  • inviting your natural wisdom to bloom
  • building your parenting skills no matter your history
  • applying timeless guidance to every age and stage
  • calling on a memorable framework even when life is stressful

Whether you long to reverse dysfunctional family patterns or merely refine your current parenting style, House of the Sun is a companion and guide to nurturing the well-being of each person in the family, as well as for the development of the "Unique Gift" your child has brought to bless the world.