Parenting in the Age of Anxiety by Dr Zirak Marker

R2001.jpgI received Parenting in the Age of Anxiety by Dr Zirak Marker as a review copy from Rupa Publications and I would like to thank Rizwan Khan for the same.

About the Book

Parenting in the Age of Anxiety acknowledges that today’s generation is tormented by a number of issues exam stress, bullying, peer pressure, sexual uncertainty that can snowball into full-blown psychological conditions, from borderline personality disorders to anxiety and learning impairments. Added to this are specific early, emotionally fraught life experiences that demand coping skills, such as bereavement and adoption.
How should one help a child deal with a bullying in school? What should you do when your son is burdened with exam stress? How is a parent to deal with a depressed teen? Equally, is anxiety a two-way street, passed on from caregiver to child and vice versa?
Drawing from case studies, diary entries, letters and conversations, Parenting in the Age of Anxiety sensitively approaches each of the issues that distress growing children and offers valuable lifelines. This book reminds all guardians and nurturers to grant themselves the right to make mistakes and give their children the freedom to err and recover.

My take:

Parenting books are the flavor of the day and this is an opportune time to come with a book on anxiety and parenting. I just received a call from my friend who was very anxious as to how her daughter would perform in her class tenth. That’s not all, even parents with kids as young as 4 years old want their children to outperform others. So I feel this is the best time for such a book. The best part is that the book has been written by a child and adult psychiatrist.

This book helps a parent to understand parenting better. What with case studies, examples and diary notes. It helps parents to realize that they should think that their child is the best and to inculcate that in the child, which will help him grow in confidence.  It has been written in a way that it helps the parents to deal with many issues related to parenting during various stages of life.  The author has covered many topics that affect the children and parents today.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.




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