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How to approach our childhood to better connect with our sons and daughters.
Having children is one of the greatest challenges we will face in our lives. As parents, we want to do a good job, but, along the way, we fail to realize how many past experiences, beliefs, and myths are interwoven in the decisions we make and how they can thwart and even damage our relationship with our children.
Beatriz Cazurro, a psychologist who specializes in contemporary social debates, will talk with sensitivity about the children we were, the experiences and traumas we had in childhood, and compassion and forgiveness as tools to reconcile with the most negative impressions we retain from our childhood.
The Children We Were, the Parents We Are is a book that talks about children, parents, and others. It talks about emotions, the children we were, the redemption needed to forgive ourselves and our own parents.
Travel back to your childhood to understand your children: free yourself from the false guilt that keeps you from enjoying watching them grow up.
Knowing ourselves better will help us understand our children’s needs. A book about the mirror that we adults hold up to our children.
Thanks to attachment theory, we are increasingly certain of the importance of the bonds we establish with our children during their first years of life and the impact these will have on their emotional, psychological and physical states, their relationships with others and with the world, and their neurological development. Neuroscience findings on emotions, trauma, and the workings of our nervous system support this theory and suggest to us that what for many years was thought pathological or problematic and in need of correction may actually be an expression of a lack of connection and a flaw in our relationship with our children. There are no bad children, just children who are in an environment that needs to change. This simple idea, of shifting the primary focus from correction to connection, can radically change our children’s lives and our own. And that is the central objective of this book.