The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this book about?
If we are open to it, we can learn a great deal about ourselves through parenting. When we can tap into this wonderful gift of self-awareness, we naturally become better parents. Parenting endures from a child’s birth to adulthood, and there are new and important lessons for us to embrace at every age.
Through a series of relatable essays, Cathy Cassani Adams highlights the rich learning moments in our everyday experiences with children. Practical, yet profound, lessons emerge:
- Taking care of yourself makes you a better parent
- Accepting your children for who they are is the key to their self worth
- Talking about feelings is essential at every stage of development
- Understanding children’s misbehavior makes discipline less daunting
- Slowing down and simplifying makes parenting more enjoyable
- Practicing self awareness leads to a healthy and trusting relationship with your children
Who is this book for?
This book is for expecting parents, parents of infants, toddlers, children or teens. Each story has a universal message that is applicable to every age. Grandparents will enjoy it, too!
Where can I find it?
Order it here for $12.95 or you can find it on Amazon.com (and other book websites) for $14.95 (beginning November 16th). Order 10 or more copies through the website and get one free!
Would this be a good holiday gift?
Yes! This is a great stocking stuffer for all of the parents in your life. Books can be signed or personalized.
Would this be a good book for a book club?
Absolutely! The parenting lessons in this book will make for a very lively discussion. If you are in the Chicagoland area, Cathy might be available to attend your meeting! Contact her directly for scheduling.
Will Cathy do presentations for groups or schools?
Yes! Cathy can lead a discussion about this book or another parenting topic. See Speaking Engagements and Presentations for more information.
Is it possible to have a more private parenting presentation/discussion in my home with my spouse and my group of friends?
Yes! Cathy will come to your home and discuss this book or another parenting topic. See Speaking Engagements and Presentations for more information.
How can I market this book?
This book is definitely a grass roots effort so even the little things will make a difference.
Blog or email - send emails to your friends or blog about the book - the web is the best marketing tool.
Facebook and Twitter - talk about the book on social networking sites. Become a fan of the The Self-Aware Parent page or Follow Me on Twitter (@selfawareparent).
Interviews - contact Cathy if you are interested in interviewing her for an article, a blogpost, or a newsletter.
Book club - make The Self-Aware Parent your book club book! If you are in the Chicagoland area Cathy might be able to attend your meeting.
Presentation/workshop - ask Cathy to present for your group, organization, or a private presentation at your home with your spouse and group of friends.
Make it a gift - it's a great present for baby showers, holidays or birthdays.
Have a book party! - Cathy loves to attend parties - she would bring her book to sell (at a discounted price) and would sign or personalize. She could also do a Q&A session if interested.
Sell the book - if you have a store and would like to sell the book please contact Cathy. If you have a website or an estore and would like to link to the book, please do so!
Quotes - if you have a quote or a comment about the book that you would be willing to share, please post it on The Self -Aware Parent Facebook page, Cathy's blog, or just email it to Cathy. The quote may be used on marketing material.
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"Reading this is like having a leisurely skinny latte at the neighborhood coffee shop with your best girlfriends. Cathy’s experiences make you laugh, cry and nod your head while her practical, down-to-earth advice offers real solutions for today’s real parents."
~ Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy, Editor, Chicago Parent Magazine
"Cathy Cassani Adams is a thoughtful, caring professional who is dedicated to helping mothers and fathers become the best parents they can be. Her carefully considered examples and observations from her own life as a parent, as well as from those she has counseled or coached, fill her writing with insight into the world of parenting. Cathy's approach to coaching parents is always supportive and understanding, never blameful. Her essays and stories are a gift from her heart as well as her mind."
~ Debra Gilbert Rosenberg, LCSW, author, The New Mom's Companion and Motherhood Without Guilt
“It is not often that we are given insightful glimpses of a mother's reflections over the span of six years that inspire and draw us in to our true nature. In this tenderly written book, Cathy Adams gives us that and more. While showing parents how to ‘balance self-awareness with self-acceptance’ she poetically, and unequivocally, demonstrates the profound power of love and its many blessings—for ourselves and for our children.”
~ Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and CEO, Parent Coaching Institute