#1 Best-Selling Parenting & Disciple Book
How many parents do you know struggle with their kids when it comes to homework, report cards, chores, mealtimes, and bedtimes? How many parents are frustrated that their child doesn’t listen to them? When parents don’t get compliance from their children by asking or talking with them kindly, sometimes they end up threatening and punishing them, but then they feel guilty and their child feels resentful afterwards.
Pushed to the brink, parents often find themselves yelling while not wanting to, but maybe they don’t know another way. Wasn’t this whole parenting thing supposed to be more fun than it is? How many of us got into parenting thinking that we were simply responsible for raising children who were not only like us in most ways, but actually a better version of ourselves? Quite far from heavy-handed discipline techniques, which may work in the short term but ultimately sacrifice the parent-child relationship, the key to a healthier, more fulfilling, parent-child relationship is a deep connection with kindness at its core.
Forging Deeper Connections with Our Children
When we can uncover why children act the way they do (and how our own triggers are contributing to the situation), we can address the reasons for the behavior, and when we address those reasons, the need to punish or discipline the behavior vanishes, and the core of kindness shines through.
Children today are under so much pressure from parents, teachers, coaches, peers, themselves, social media, and more. We can act as a buffer for children against the adverse effects of that pressure by learning how to forge deep connections with them. The underlying goal is simple, but critically important: they need to know they are loved and supported no matter what. Just due to the fact that they were born, they have a valuable, necessary place in this world. They have gifts to share, and the world is waiting to receive them.
Connection & Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting
My book, “Connection & Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting,” is written for parents who want to build their parenting toolkit as they navigate life, children, school, and business. From personal experiences as a young mother and family therapist, to important lessons I have learned from friends, mentors, and experts in the field of parenting, coaching, and psychology, this book is your practical guide to parenting children and teens in the 21st century.
$9.99 (USD) eBook, or available on Amazon in paperback.
Praise for the Book
“With her vast experience of working with families of all kinds—foster, adopted, and biological–Erin shows us how kindness can transform even the most challenging situations. Read this book for its downright practicality in how it addresses the nitty gritty of everyday life with your children.”
– Dr. Shefali, PHD, Author of The Conscious Parent, Out of Control & The Awakened Family
“I am so happy to have your book ‘Connection & Kindness.’ It is staying on my desk and I will refer to it often. I love how the lesson in each chapter is a real story with a real example! I particularly enjoyed the last two chapters and have underlined many parts. Thank you for writing and sharing this wonderful book.”
– Vera, Mom
“This book is about much more than kindness. It articulates the simple yet profound wisdom of living in relationship with our children. Erin’s wisdom is packaged in stories of children and parents that could be from any of our life experiences, told with an honesty and vulnerability that makes the wisdom easy to access as we relate it to our own children and our own parenting.”
– Gloria DeGaetano, Founder, Parent Coaching Institute
“‘Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting,’ shares stories, wisdom, and good vibes that remind us to make connection, and create awareness of our most important parenting tools. Erin generously shares her personal and professional experiences and inspires each of us to tap into our own compassion and authenticity. This leads to self love, deeper relationships within the family, and eventually, societal change.”
– Cathy Cassani Adams, Author of Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn and host of Zen Parenting Radio
Connection & Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting by Erin Taylor is an insightful book that decodes the parent/child bond, and shows readers how to connect with their children and form an everlasting bond. Erin combines the concept of connection and kindness in her personal experiences, stories, and lessons shared in this book. The book will enable readers to become loving parents and will help them realize how kindness can bring joy and how taking things for granted can deaden kindness. Kindness is contagious and the author reiterates the fact that all humans want to speak words of kindness. Let us all take this journey of self-awareness with the author and find the right connection with our children.
Erin’s experience as a therapist and her wisdom in handling the topic is evident in the manner in which she explains to readers, and the personal experiences and stories make the concept tangible and easy to comprehend. This book will also guide readers to create those connections and bonds of kindness with their children and will help them cultivate kindness in themselves and in the family. The tips and suggestions are realistic and relatable, and that helps readers apply these in their lives, bringing peace and joy. The topic is encouraging and will help all parents improve their connection and kindness. Erin’s roles as a therapist, coach, and mother run through the book, and this is an excellent guide to improve parent/child bonding and connection.
– Mamta Madhavan of Readers’ Favorite