A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SOCRATIC PARENTING (Luminis Books / 2014)
Socratic Parenting focuses on developing a personal parenting philosophy and sharing that philosophy with your
child through dialogues, asking open-ended questions, and modeling the behavior you want to see in your child. It applies
the Socratic Method to parenting, helping parents find personal answers to universal questions.
Socratic Parenting draws
from ancient wisdom to create a new paradigm for modern parents. Traditional punishment and reward techniques may classically
condition desired behaviors, but parents who develop their own self-discipline and critical thinking skills will naturally
encourage their children to become self-disciplined, independent thinkers.
For a taste of Socratic Parenting, click on the links below.
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What People are Saying about Socratic
"Laurie Gray approaches
parenting with curiosity, humility, wisdom, and kindness."
Kennedy-Moore, PhD, co-author of Smart Parenting for Smart Kids
"Parenting is a paradox. It is a natural unfolding process and, at the same time, a frightening task
filled with fears and unknowns. Laurie Gray, in A Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting, has wonderfully addressed both
sides of this paradox. She presents the art of parenting as a process as simple and natural as the way mother birds allow
their fledgelings to "try their wings," while skillfully affirming that the complexities of human life make it important
that we learn from the best of our wisdom traditions. With great skill she presents the venerable wisdom of Socrates and Plato
in a gentle and practical book for modern parents. Her ability to present the flow of trusting our own instincts while learning
important principles and skills makes her book an invaluable and important contribution to the art of parenting in a confusing
ever-changing world. She is able to take a sophisticated philosophical tradition and present it in a way that helps parents
realize that wisdom is indeed a natural quality we all possess."
~William Martin, Author of The
Parent's Tao Te Ching
In Socratic Parenting, Laurie Gray describes
a philosophical approach to parenting that is both easy to read and thought-provoking. This book promotes proactive
parenting by encouraging parents to look within themselves for solutions to parenting issues. A useful book for parents
from all walks of life who are looking to strengthen relationships with their children.
Magoon, R.N., M.S.N., Parenting
|Listen to Laurie's interview on The Learning Curve to learn more about Socratic Parenting.