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“The Self Aware Parent is a wise and powerful book. Imbued with the author's deep understanding of how relationships work, the book includes practical strategies all of us can use to become better parents, and better people. Both as a parent and a professional, I highly recommend this book.”--Michael Gurian, Author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls
“Dr. Walfish’s book is an invitation to confront ourselves as parents, but not in a harsh or negative way that leaves you feeling disheartened. Instead, I believe parents will feel encouraged by this book to look at themselves with a new, edifying lens, leaving them feeling realistically confident, and genuinely capable. That’s certainly what it’s done for me.”--Hal E. Runkel, author of ScreamFree Parenting
“Dr. Fran Walfish is a singularly creative and committed therapist. She brings to her clinical work a personal warmth and an innate wisdom about parent-child relationships.”--Saul L. Brown, M.D., Emeritus Director Department of Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Emeritus Clinical Professor Psychiatry, U.C.L.A. School of Medicine
“Dr. Fran is the ‘secret sauce.’ If not for her, my daughter might have fallen through the cracks. I have eternal gratitude to her for her sage advice.”--The Honorable Lisa Korbatov, vice president, Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education
“I have known Dr. Fran Walfish professionally for over twenty-five years. As a child development specialist I have observed her work with children and families in clinical and childcare settings, and admire her integrity and thoroughness. Fran has a genuine warmth and empathy in her work and is authentic in her care and treatment of children and their families. I highly respect her work and opinion and find her to be a consummate professional.”--Jan David, M.A., Emeritus Director, Warner Center Children’s Corner, Woodland Hills, California
“As a school administrator, I have observed Dr. Fran Walfish’s parent education programs and have been impressed with her engaging ability as she interacts with parents, teachers and children. She is a gifted communicator, therapist, and a consummate professional with compassion and insight into the lives of children and their families.”--Jane E. Rosenberg, M.S., Director, Pacific Oaks Children’s School, Pasadena, California, Director Emeritus, Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Children’s Center
“As a professional in the field of pediatrics with over thirty years of experience I have recommended many patients seek psychotherapy. I have referred more patients to Dr. Fran Walfish than to any other child therapist. Dr. Fran Walfish has had an enormous impact in improving the lives of many of my patients and their families.”--Aviva D. Biederman, M.D., Pediatrician, Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers, Los Angeles
“Being a parent has been the greatest learning lesson of my life, and Dr. Fran’s book, The Self Aware Parent, helped me learn much about myself. The book speaks to parents and offers a great deal of practical wisdom.”--Katey Sagal, actress, singer, producer
“My experience as a parent gave me more than a few reasons and opportunities to seek professional advice through the years that my kids were still at home. All parents need good accurate information. However when it’s imparted by someone with an exceptional gift for communication like Dr. Fran Walfish, it can be the positive turning point we parents are hoping for when we need it most.”--Michael McDonald, composer and recording artist
“As a child prodigy, I was the first one in my family to go into psychotherapy because I did not want to repeat what my parents did. Not that they didn’t love, they did. I wanted to undo the old and put new chips in my parenting computer. I highly recommend The Self Aware Parent by Dr. Fran Walfish as a guiding tool that every mother and father should read. It is a necessity!”--Anna Maria Alberghetti, operatic singer and actress
“As a divorced parent, working with Dr.Walfish has been a gift. Due to her thoughtful, sensitive and highly educated guidance, I have become a far more aware parent. For over five years, I have applied her practical and customized suggestions, and––wow––it has allowed my amazing daughter and me to grow together.”--Deborah Raffin, writer, actor, producer and director
Frances Walfish, Psy.D., MFT, is a leading child and family therapist in private practice. She is a consultant for Parenting Teens Resource Network, Parents magazine, Little Soul Productions, Los Angeles City Crisis Intervention Counselors, Momlogic.com and chairs the Governing Board of the Early Childhood Parenting Center, founded at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She lives in Beverly Hills, CA.
The content is right on target and the information is clearly and compassionately presented.
Dr. Walfish provides many excellent ideas that parents can use to build confidence in their children and develop a calmer, happier household.
If you want to build a better bond with your child or you just want to know how to parent better this is the book for you.
This book is about several specific dysfunctional parenting styles. I thought is was a general discussion of how to resolve conflict with your children, but unfortunately, it's... Read morePublished 10 months ago by megbig
If I could ask that every parent will read just one book, this would be the book. So many children's lives will be improved and transformed if their parents will read "The... Read morePublished on January 1, 2011 by Eli Bar
As the parent of two very different teenage daughters (who are also way different from myself), I have had a lot of challenges and have sought advice from many books and... Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Megan Mcconnell
This book is for every person who has ever thought, "If I love my child so much, why is parenting so hard to figure out? Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Donut Gal
The Self-Aware Parent is a must read for all parents. Dr. Fran Walfish shares the wisdom gained from many years of enlightening parents and improving the lives of their... Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Patricia
This is a great book for any parent to read. The content is right on target and the information is clearly and compassionately presented. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by lesco