I received a copy of “The Art of Blissful Parenting” ($14.99 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.
It is common for parents to experience a shift in their relationship with their kids as they approach the teenage years. The new-found freedom teens begin to experience often creates tension as parents attempt to control the uncontrollable, while teens seek to exercise their freedom.
In her new book, “The Art of Blissful Parenting,” Author Sharon Ballantine candidly shares how she learned to overcome the fear she felt, as her children became pre-teens and teenagers. Ballantine came to realize how teaching her children to follow their own Internal Guidance System would allow them to always have access to their best choices and decisions, thus giving the parent peace of mind as they allow their children more freedom.
This book really took me some time to really “READ” and understand. Ballantine shares the nature of the Universe and the Law of Attraction, which was quite foreign to me. She introduces that children have an Internal Guidance System within them and with their parent’s help by thinking in a more positive way and deliberately way to creating their own lives. I was raised to thinking this would be the Holy Spirit working within you, but Ballantine frames it into our own doing and guidance. As noticed in the book, this guidance is a more hands off approach from parents and less controlling. It offers teens the ability to guide their way….not their parents’ way. “The Art of Blissful Parenting” may not be for everyone, but it does give all parents a reality check into really acknowledging teens for who they want to be and where they want to go, not the parents’ missed opportunities.
“The Art of Blissful Parenting” can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Balboa Press.
About the Author
Sharon Ballantine is a life coach, parenting coach, and founder of The Ballantine Parenting Institute, her online course for parents. Ballantine has also headlined her own parenting column for BeliefNet.com and hosted her own Internet TV Show, The Sharon Ballantine Show. Sharon Ballantine resides in Seattle, Washington.