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“Transformative Parenting: The Empathic Empowering Approach to Optimal Parenting and Personal Growth by Edward V. Haas MD, is a book that all soon to be parents should be given as a gift to read before the birth. Parenting is perhaps the most important work that one does in a lifetime, yet one receives no formal training. Transformative Parenting provides a thoughtful and thought provoking guide, framework, and perspective to parenting that if followed will lead to a parent’s better understanding of self and a better understanding of their child which should translate to better parenting and a healthier parent-child relationship.

I loved the book and wish I had read it just before I had my first kid. .. I will try to get my kids to read it before they have kids.”

–Jon A. Lehrmann, MD
Chairman and Charles E. Kubly Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine,
Medical College of Wisconsin
Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health
Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Rated 5 out of 5

“Edward V. Haas, MD writes with a sensitive, approachable and easy to follow style. Transformative Parenting makes good parenting skills available to all by approaching the topic with a parent-friendly respect and through his understanding of the authenticity of children. Haas is able to bring together clinical knowledge and his own parenting experience to address the many different parenting challenges. All who are interested in being guided positively through the important parenting journey will find this a useful resource.
As a teacher of young children, ages 2 to 8, and a parent, I found your book to be well thought out and true to my 38 years teaching experiences and 27 years of parenting. I found the common sense of it all quite refreshing! I could stand to read it again. I recommend it to everyone.”

–Virginia C. Powell, M.Ed.
Former Director of Parent Education
Active Montessori Consultant and Teacher Trainer

“Dear Dr. Haas,
Congratulation to you for your great efforts to bring this book which is necessary during this stressful life.
To have peaceful and happy world it’s important to have good cultures and behaviours of individual which basically comes form the family which is depend on good parenting.
I wish this book will benefit so many peoples all around the world.
All the best.
Dr. Jampa Yonten
Director – Tibetan Healing & Wellness Center
Bangalore, India

Rated 5 out of 5

I am beyond raising a child, my daughter was born in 1970, but I do have a beautiful 3 year grandson. Even though they live over 2,000 miles away, I thought that it is never too late to learn more about parenting. So I picked up and read Dr. Haas’ book Transformative Parenting. Wow what a surprise. Not only is the book very informative, it helped me to deal with my inner child, which needed a lot of healing. So in my opinion, one does not need to have children to benefit from Dr. Haas’ book.

Rated 5 out of 5

A very real and heartfelt account of what it means to raise children with a healthy mindset. Haas raises our awareness to understand that connecting with your child and understanding that their lived experiences and context are not the same as our own is key. Empathy and active listening are critical components of parenting that are often forgotten in the day to day interactions parents have with their child. Haas provides a critical lens for thinking about the relationship between a parent’s connection with their young child and the impact this has on a child’s development, self-esteem, and modeling for healthy interactions. In the quick-paced 21st century world we live in, we can all benefit from taking the time to follow the suggestions presented in this book.

Rated 5 out of 5

“This is a wonderful way of parenting and when I heard the video I could not agree more with your wish that people could be exposed to it before they parent. One association I had was of patients remarking over the years with delight how curious and happy their child was and of my saying – “ That’s you without the fear….” ..What I think translates wonderfully is the two-way process of letting your child in their innocence and enlightenment take the lead,of seeing life through their eyes. We hear patients tell us that raising their children helped redo their childhood.

..[Offer] Transformative Parenting as a Parenting Approach that optimizes growth, self-esteem and openness to life for parent and child. I think your Winnicott information is great. I wish we could give some inspiration and concrete skills to the parent who hears the baby crying but has no internalized good object to help them go from dysregulation to regulation so they could soothe the baby. How do we empathize with their fatigue or panic in a way that facilitates their empathy. Many will benefit from hearing you say that the baby is doing exactly what he/she should do and as parents as we get to know their cues and patterns we will get better and better at soothing them.”

–Suzanne B. Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
Faculty, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Fellow
Board Member and Co-Chair of Community Outreach of the American Group Psychotherapy Association

Rated 5 out of 5

“You have created a very interesting, self-examination book for us adults to consider to enhance our own lives before we make parenting and teaching our life’s intrigue. Learning how we think, why we think as we do and how to make healthy changes is probably one of the best gifts we can give our precious children. Thanks for a book that reinforces this very concept.”

–Gayle Malaika Davis, J.D., M.B.A.

Rated 5 out of 5

I’ve read Transformative Parenting, by Dr. Edward Haas. I found the reading extremely practical, simple to understand, and in many ways original. The kind of book that any parent, pedagogue, and even doctor should read at least once in a lifetime.

Transformative Parenting: 
The Empathic, Empowering Approach to
Optimal Parenting and Personal Growth

The Definitive Guide to Parenting
Your Infant or Toddler!

Available in eBook or Paperback:

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Discover a clear, positive, goal-directed way to help your child become a confident, caring, empowered adult.
Understand your mind, and change how you think about yourself, the world, and your role as a parent, forever.
Uncover and eliminate unconscious, self-limiting beliefs that keep you from being the authentic, fulfilled person you are meant to be.
Minimize self-limiting beliefs in your child.
Reduce the chance of your child developing autism, attention deficit disorder, or other mental health problems.

Parenting is a unique opportunity, make the most of it!

With a focus on the early years of life, yet applicable to parenting at all ages, Transformative Parenting® is an empathic, empowering approach to personal transformation and optimal parenting. A powerful combination of cutting-edge psychological insight and ancient spiritual wisdom, it’s a revolutionary method for raising your child to have empathy, confidence, and high self-esteem while at the same time uncovering and eliminating the hidden, self-defeating beliefs that keep you from living a rich, happy, empowered life!

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