About the author - Sheila du Plessis
Sheila du Plessis is happy to say that through writing her series of books, ‘A Fresh Approach to Parenting’, she has discovered her potential and purpose in life. She is adamant that parents are the best source of influence for their children and teenagers.
This book offers fresh insights, ideas, and extensive material for parents. Parents can use this together with their knowledge and experience which they have already attained. Sheila enjoys interacting with people and plans to start presenting courses for parents again.
Sheila is an established author, having sold over 42,000 books in a series of three books with the title: “Journey to a New Beginning”. These books were sold to schools in South Africa and Namibia.
As Sheila’s two sons grew older, she decided to work with young people. With the support of her husband Philippe, she developed a large number of modules, which equipped young people to make beneficial choices and take suitable actions. Sheila has run courses for over 10,000 young people since 1990. She has also run parenting courses in the past.
Sheila was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her parents moved to Port Elizabeth where she attended school and qualified as a Medical Technologist. She lives in Pretoria, close-by to her eldest son Warren, daughter-in-law Helen, and her pride and joy, little Leo lad her grandson. She has gained considerable insights, thoughts, and concepts from her youngest son, Malcolm. Her husband, Philippe has been her constant inspiration to carry on through thick and thin.
About the book - A Fresh Approach to Parenting: Confident Teens, Calm Parents
Why another parenting book? Surely it has all been said?
This book, the first in the series, “A Fresh Approach to Parenting” deals with a concept of two ways of life, namely the ‘Productive Way of Life’ and the ‘Problematic Way of Life’.
Your teenagers have limited experience of life. To gain information about life, they need your influence, input, encouragement, and the personal contribution which only you, their parents can give them.
You, the parents already have a degree of knowledge and experience. By using your expertise, together with the additional ideas, concepts, and information contained in this book, parenthood can be fun.
The ultimate role of parents is to equip and prepare their children to become well-balanced, enthusiastic, controlled, and sensible adults.
Your children and teenagers need to be directed and guided by you, before a crisis or unpleasant challenge arises. The tools and skills in this book will help you to achieve this. Children who know how to control and manage their emotions, thoughts, and beliefs will be better able to evaluate and analyse their choices and actions.
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