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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Parenting At Your Best: Powerful Reflections and Straightforward Tips for Becoming a Mindful Parent by Roni Wing Lambrecht is a useful guide to all those parents who are struggling to have a loving and positive relationship with their children. Parenting will always throw unexpected curve balls and the book prepares parents to enter the world of parenting. The book helps all parents to breathe, be present, and enjoy their moments of parenting. The advice and suggestions are helpful in maintaining a good relationship with their children and the author’s personal experiences and stories help readers connect well with the book.
The author handles a relevant topic with mindfulness and simplicity, making it easy for readers to incorporate her suggestions and tips into their lives while handling their children. The stories, footnotes, and journals make the book unique, original, and different from the usual parenting books that one reads. The photographs shared in the book make it personal and help readers feel and understand the author’s words - the loss of her son, Dalton, is palpable throughout the book. There is a thread of melancholy that runs through the book because of the references to their son, Dalton, and his loss. The questions at the end are helpful in understanding the roles of children in our lives and also help to assist parents in becoming more successful in their roles. The book is a must-read for all parents as the suggestions and advice help them in becoming better at parenting.