Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ParentWise: The Emotional Challenges of Family Life and How to Deal with Them by Loren Buckner

Psychotherapist Loren Buckner explores parenting on a deeper level in new book:

ParentWise: The Emotional Challenges of Family Life and How to Deal with Them is now available nationwide

BookLocker announces the release of ParentWise: The Emotional Challenges of Family Life and How to Deal with Them by Loren Buckner, LCSW. A thoughtful and thought-provoking guide, ParentWise (ISBN: 978-1-60910-111-4, Trade Paper, 200 pages, $16.95) is now available wherever fine books are sold. ParentWise is also available in an eBook edition (ASIN: B004XN53NE, $9.99).

Parents often lament that kids aren’t born with instructions securely fastened to their big toes. In the quiet solitude of night, mothers and fathers wonder: why didn’t anybody tell me that parenting was going to be so hard? An emotionally tough but rewarding job, parenting brings with it innumerable ups and downs— excitement, worry, joy, sadness, intense love and intense fear.

With the knowledge of a seasoned psychotherapist, the wisdom that comes from thirty years of marriage, and the experience of raising two kids to adulthood, Loren Buckner is uniquely qualified to join the parenting discussion with her new book, ParentWise: The Emotional Challenges of Family Life and How to Deal with Them.

Much more than the standard how to be a good parent self-help book, ParentWise is an intimate conversation about the emotional turmoil of parenting. In this extraordinary and valuable guide, author Loren Buckner delves deep into the heart of the emotional and psychological implications of being a parent.

ParentWise helps parents understand how their own life histories factor into the parenting equation. Delivered in a straightforward, clear, and imminently readable style, ParentWise tackles the toughest emotions and issues parents face and helps parents both explore and accept their darker emotions—those feelings that seem too shameful or frightening to discuss.

Filled with the sage advice of a mother who has been in the trenches and the insights of an expert therapist , ParentWise is filled with examples drawn from Buckner’s private life and professional practice. Moreover, ParentWise includes easily understandable action steps and intentions whereby parents can achieve greater understanding of themselves and their children, overcome common challenges of family life, and ultimately become better parents.

According to psychologist Dr. Sylvia Johnson, “I will wholeheartedly recommend ParentWise to my clients. Parents will learn invaluable tools for healing themselves and their relationships with their children.”

About the author:

Loren Buckner, LCSW grew up in White Plains, New York. She received a B.A in the Administration of Justice from American University and earned a Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University. She is a Fellow at the International Psychotherapy Institute, a member of the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance, and a member of the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society.

Loren began her career as a substance abuse counselor in Waitsfield, Vermont. In 1980, she and her husband moved to Barcelona, Spain to teach English. From Spain, they relocated to Tampa, Florida, where Loren is currently in private practice as a psychotherapist.

She is the mother of two grown children and has been married for over thirty years. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Loren has addressed local, national and international groups about the emotional challenges of raising children.

Loren frequently serves as a guest columnist and her article discussing the Casey Anthony trial from a ParentWise perspective was recently published in the Orlando Sentinel. Visit Loren Buckner on the web at: www.lorenbuckner.com.

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