I have been inspired to write this book after 30 years as a psychoanalyst working with mother and fathers questioning how to help their angry kids. They were searching for that special intelligence needed for such parenting, even though they didn’t quite know how to ask for it. I coined the term PARENTAL INTELLIGENCE to help them understand there was meaning underlying their kids’ anger and it was their job with the Parental Intelligence skill set I would give them to decipher that meaning and help their children and teens master their anxiety.
After my first book came out, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior, parents and professionals requested that I write short practical books applying this approach for busy parents. This new enlightening perspective for parents to become Meaning Makers has now become such a relief to parents and their kids. It not only relieves angry reactions but strengthens the parent-child bond.