Don’t Let Your Kids Be Normal
A Partnership For A Different World
By: Gerry Fewster, Ph.D.
Foreword by David B.Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Don’t Let Your Kids Be Normal is a rare, very personal work that caps a career of fifty years of personal and professional commitment to the well-being of children and their families. The author felt compelled to write this book because, throughout that time, he could find nothing in the existing literature that adequately reflected his personal experiences, thoughts and conclusions. In it he shares the deepest beliefs and convictions that were inspired by his own odyssey. He writes chapters that are conversations rather than lectures and offers options rather than prescriptions. Relationships are his business and, true to form, he invites his readers, whether parents or professionals, to join him on an urgent introspective journey that may yet assure the quality of all life on earth, our precious home planet.
David Chamberlain, PhD is a pioneer in birth psychology, and one of the founders of APPPAH (Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health), For his other papers and books, send email inquiries to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Free Your Child from the Shackles of Normality
In the midst of our planetary woes, Dr. Gerry Fewster offers a timely reminder that every child has the inherent potential to reach beyond the status quo and create a future of meaning and purpose. Adults who recognize this potential can change the course of human destiny through their relationships with children – one child at a time. To this end, Fewster urges us to reconsider our most basic beliefs and radically revise our parenting and professional practices. If we continue to call upon the experts and pharmaceutical companies to bring our kids into line, that inherent potential may never be expressed. We do have options. Unlike most parenting and professional manuals, this book makes no attempt to diminish the magnitude of our task by trotting out more mindless prescription for perennial problems. With examples drawn from his own personal and professional experience, Fewster invites the thoughtful reader to consider a unique range of possibilities that transform prescriptive parenting into a conscious and co-creative enterprise. It’s time to drop the old cliché about children being our future: we are their future and they need us as never before.