Dear Parents, Grandparents and Children,
Making Space for Children: Creating a Sane Environment, by Virginia Hilliker is superb. This slim volume of 54 pages is gentle, profound and chock full of wisdom and humour, beautifully laid out and easily accessible to busy people.
The Chapter headings explain a lot.
The Child's View of the World: knowing the world through the senses, views change with growth, concepts, dreams and reality, fairytales, the power of words, cruelty, the teen years, the uniqueness of each child. These are delicate brush strokes conveying a depth of wisdom and compassion.
Understanding Ourselves as Parents: our beliefs, our beliefs as obstacles, 'they are out to get me', is a child a blank slate, parents needs, guilt, unfinished business, trusting ourselves, meditation. Virginia's lifetime observations are distilled and delineated succinctly.